Corruption

  • Hooda confident of a third term, says Robert Vadra's land deals won't be an issue in elections 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Confident of coming to power for the third time, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has refuted allegations of providing any favours to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in his land deals. Hooda said that this "Vadra issue" cannot stop his government from storming to power for...
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • MP minister hints at corruption in the state, says won't tolerate bribery 2 days ago

    Rajgarh: Another Bharatiya Janata Party leader is in the news for another controversial remark. Madhya Pradesh Industry Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia hinted at corruption in the state at a public function recently. Scindia said that it was not possible to get government work done without bribing in the state. "Unless officials...
  • NGO run by Salman Khurshid, wife may face CBI probe: Sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: An NGO run by former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid may face a CBI probe, sources say. The case came to light during the UPA regime when a trust associated with the Congress leader was accused of malpractices. When asked, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister,...
  • Judicial corruption the worst form of ailment in a thriving democracy, says CJI RM Lodha 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is non-negotiable. "As things change and economy grows, corruption also grows. Don't do anything that brings corruption in judiciary," he said. He also warned judges to be wary of people who...
  • National Award-winning filmmaker Rajendra Talak wants people to discuss corruption openly, on public platforms September 9, 2014

    Panaji: Rajendra Talak, whose Marathi film 'A Rainy Day' was screened at the ongoing 'Jagran Film Festival', says he wants people to talk about the issue of corruption. "The movie is about the universal topic of corruption. I am happy that the festival will help people discuss the issue (with the...
  • Exposing corruption does not defame judiciary: Katju September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently court a controversy for talking about "judicial corruption", on Monday attacked his critics, questioning how exposing graft defames judiciary while corruption by judges does not. Referring to criticism that he was trying to defame judiciary by exposing corruption, he said sarcastically...
  • PM is playing drums in Japan, what is he doing about price rise: Rahul's barb at Narendra Modi September 4, 2014

    Amethi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over price rise and corruption in the country. "The Prime Minister is playing drums in Japan. What is he doing about the price rise and corruption in the country?" Rahul asked during a visit to...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Rape survivor alleges the probe panel offered her bribe to take back the case September 4, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A rape survivor has alleged that the Special Investigation Cell mandated to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots had offered her bribe to take back the case. One year after the Muzaffarnagar riots, CNN-IBN revisited ground zero. "Investigating Officer Mala Yadav took me to the Malakpura camp and asked me to...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • TWTW: Ministers' foreign tours to be no longer fun trips under Modi rule August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on ministers' of India who travel abroad for fun on the pretext of work spending crores of nation's money. ...
  • IMF executive board backs Lagarde over corruption probe August 31, 2014

    Washington: The executive board of the IMF has expressed full confidence in its managing director Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France linked to a 2008 political corruption probe. The highest decision making body of the IMF met at its headquarters here on Saturday in the wake of...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • PM Modi comes to Rajnath Singh's defence, says reports against him and his son are 'plain lies' August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday issued a statement dubbing allegations leveled against the conduct of some Union Ministers, and the alleged misconduct of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh as 'plain lies' and 'motivated'. The PMO tweeted on the matter saying that the rumours were a 'malicious...
  • SC to deliver judgement in coal blocks allocation today August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a judgement in coal blocks allocation on Monday, based on a petition alleging irregularities in the allotment of coal blocks to private parties was made in 2012. The petition challenged the allocations during the UPA and NDA regimes to private parties...
  • India reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the health minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration's crackdown on malpractice in the healthcare sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has vowed to eradicate graft in India's $74 billion...
  • Centre reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the Health Minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration's crackdown on malpractice in the healthcare sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has vowed to eradicate graft in India's $74 billion...
  • Efforts on to end corruption in central hospitals: Harsh Vardhan August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack for removing whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said various forms of corruption exist in central hospitals and efforts are on to end the "systemic and symptomatic" corruption. Defending Chaturvedi's removal, Vardhan said his designation as...
  • Man arrested for sending porn clip to Delhi Police helpline on WhatsApp August 22, 2014

    A man has been arrested for allegedly posting a pornographic clip at the recently launched WhatsApp anti-corruption helpline of the Delhi Police. The accused identified as Chandan Singh was arrested by the New Delhi District Police after it received a complaint from Deputy Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) on August 19....
  • Corruption a 'disease and sin': Narendra Modi August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Terming corruption as a "disease and sin", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was committed to banishing it from the country. "Corruption has destroyed the country... For some, it has become a way of life. This disease has to be banished, we have to get rid...
  • India to tighten up banking risk management, says Jaitley August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the government was working to tighten up risk management in the banking sector, responding to recent scandals that have raised doubts about lending practices at state banks. Jaitley did not name any bank, but his comments followed the launch of an...
  • Bihar CM Jitan Manjhi admits to paying bribe to get his power bill modified, blames Nitish August 14, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Manjhi has said that his mentor former chief minister of Bihar and Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar failed to bring down corruption in the state when the latter was in power. Manjhi said his family members had to pay a bribe of Rs...
  • Police arrest two officials on corruption charges August 12, 2014

    The vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested two state government officials on graft charge from Bihar's Saharsa and Purnea districts respectively, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the sleuths laid a trap and arrested the Sub-Inspector of Police (SI) Akhileshwar Ram for taking Rs 5,000 as bribe from the...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • After Kapadia, Justice Katju accuses former CJI Balakrishnan of overlooking corruption August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman Justice Katju, who is on a tirade against "corruption" in judiciary, triggered yet another controversy on Monday. After targeting former Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, Justice Katju on Monday trained guns at another top judge. Katju accused former Chief Justice of India KG...
  • Will Justice Katju's tirade reform or tarnish the judiciary? August 11, 2014

    Press Council of India Chairman Markandeya Katju has yet again alleged corruption in judiciary, claiming that Justice SH Kapadia had received several complaints of corruption against a senior Allahabad High Court judge. Judiciary is amongst the four pillars of our democracy. Any attempt made to change the character of working...
  • The Citizen Journalist show August 11, 2014

    This week on the Citizen Journalist show we showcase you an array of stories from all across India. ...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...
  • Delhi Police launches WhatsApp helpline to curb corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphones and the popular chat messenger - WhatsApp - in it has now turned into an effective weapon against errant policemen with Delhi Police launching a new anti-corruption helpline where one can send audio or video clips if any cop seeks bribe or harasses a person. The new helpline...