Corruption

  • DA case: Karnataka HC agrees to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Wednesday 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will hear former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Wednesday after her lawyers filed a memo seeking speedy hearing. The court had earlier deferred the hearing till Monday, October 6. Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala and two others were convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore...
  • O Panneerselvam's second stint as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 2 days ago

    Once a tea seller in a small town in Theni district, 63-year-old O Panneerselvam is now Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister. But OPS as he is popularly known is no stranger to the chief minister's chair. As a first-time MLA back in 2001, he was sworn in as chief minister...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa's successor as CM likely to be decided today, say sources 3 days ago

    Chennai: Legislators of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam are likely to decide on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as they meet in Chennai on Sunday evening, say sources. A day after their party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65...
  • Violence, arson in Tamil Nadu following Jayalalithaa's conviction 3 days ago

    Chennai: Stone-pelting and torching of public property, attacks on mediapersons and forceful closure of shops erupted across Tamil Nadu on Saturday as mobs reacted to the sentencing of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to four years imprisonment by a special court in Bangalore in a graft case. It all began with burning of...
  • Rivals welcome Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's 4-year jail term in corruption case 3 days ago

    Chennai: While the AIADMK protested against the verdict against its and chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by a Bangalore special court in the disproportionate assets case, various opposition leaders in in the state welcomed her conviction. Welcoming the verdict, PMK founder leader Dr S Ramadoss said that...
  • India will effectively tackle terrorism: Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    Kollam: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday expressed confidence about effectively tackling problems of terrorism and insurgency faced by the country. "The country is facing problems of terrorism, insurgency and separatism but I am fully confident that we will be able to resolve these problems and save the nation," he...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa found guilty in corruption case, has to quit 3 days ago

    Bangalore: In what could bring about a major turn in Tamil Nadu politics, a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo and state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The AIADMK chief's close aide Sasikala too has been found guilty...
  • As it happened: TN CM Jayalalithaa sentenced to 4-year jail term in disproportionate assets case 3 days ago

    A special court in Bangalore will deliver the much awaited verdict against Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old corruption case. ...
  • Jaya's 'Plan B' if she is convicted in DA case 3 days ago

    Political experts discuss Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's 'Plan B' in event of her conviction in the DA case. ...
  • Police lathicharge AIADMK workers protesting ahead of court's verdict against Jaya 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Police cane-charged AIADMK activists who were trying to proceed towards the special court in Bangalore which is set to pronounce verdict in the disproportionate wealth case against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday. As the AIADMK sympathisers attempted to break the security cordon at Hosar Road Junction near the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka...
  • Jayalalithaa arrives at Bangalore court ahead of verdict in DA case 4 days ago

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister arrived at the special court in Bangalore which will deliver the verdict in the 18-year-old DA case. ...
  • Big day for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa as court to deliver verdict in corruption case today 4 days ago

    Chennai: It is judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as a Bangalore court on Saturday will deliver its verdict in the disproportionate assets case against the AIADMK chief. Jayalalithaa would be forced to step down as the CM if the court convicts her in the 18-year-old corruption case...
  • Defence, corruption may be key issues in Modi's US visit: Business experts 5 days ago

    While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit has managed to generate ripples across US, the business community in Washington DC has special expectations from the Modi's US visit. Amidst various issues, they expect defence and the issue of corruption of be discussed at length in this meeting, as well as...
  • CVC awaits sanction for prosecution against 59 government officials 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has for months now been awaiting sanction to prosecute 59 government employees, including IAS officers, for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of a total of 26 cases involving these officials, the highest of five each are pending with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances...
  • Hooda confident of a third term, says Robert Vadra's land deals won't be an issue in elections September 21, 2014

    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 soninlaw 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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is nonnegotiable. "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 Awardwinning 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, CNNIBN 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...
  • CVC seeks strong anticorruption mechanisms for regulators August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Anticorruption watchdog CVC has sought tough measures to check corruption in various regulatory bodies including SEBI and FMC besides appointment of fulltime chief vigilance officers (CVOs) in some of these regulators. In a letter to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) stressed on the...
  • 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...