CORRUPTION

  • Delhi: First arrests carried out on anti-graft helpline complaint 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Three persons including a government official, were on Saturday taken into custody for allegedly taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB), the first arrests related to any complaint made on the newly launched anti-graft helpline in Delhi. According to ACB, a complaint was lodged by a caller on Delhi government's...
  • Supreme Court appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer BB Mishra as the...
  • AAP to work with Delhi government to tackle graft 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In line with its poll promise of making the national capital country's first "corruption-free city", Aam Aadmi Party has decided to work in tandem with the Delhi government to strengthen its efforts to weed out graft. Days after the AAP government launched the anti-corruption helpline, the party said it...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 5 days ago

    From stories of corruption and negligence by civic authorities, to failing education system this week's show aims at exposing malpractices that are affecting your life. ...
  • Delhi government to give protection to callers on 1031 against corrupt officials April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Assuring that the identity of a caller who registers a complaint with the newly launched anti-corruption helpline will remain secret, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the government will also give protection to the complainant against corrupt official. "I will ensure that this helpline will keep...
  • Delhi anti-corruption helpline relaunched by Arvind Kejriwal gets over 12,000 calls in 24 hours April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP government's anti-corruption helpline, re-launched on Sunday in Delhi, has received 12,731 calls in 24 hours, with most of them wanting to know about the process of registering a graft case. "Most of the calls received at helpline were made to inquire about how to register corruption case with...
  • Government looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Arun Jaitley April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing on the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act. "The Law Commission has sent its recommendations that in the changed environment it (Prevention of Corruption Act...
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal re-launches anti-corruption helpline April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: On the 50th day of the Aam Aadmi party government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal re-launched the anti-corruption helpline in the national capital. A dedicated helpline for reporting cases of corruption was one of the major promises made by AAP in its manifesto. Volunteers have been trained to...
  • AAP government developing 'sting app' to fight corruption April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to equip common man in fighting corruption, Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is developing a mobile application for smartphone users which can secretly record a sting video/audio and transfer the data into secured server. According to a senior official, government is developing a mobile application which...
  • BJP downplays IAS officer Khemka's transfer April 2, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP on Thursday downplayed the transfer of senior Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka who cancelled an illegal land deal involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. The IAS officer was abruptly transferred by the Haryana's BJP government headed by Manohar Lal Khattar. Khemka tweeted on Thursday, calling the...
  • Moment is truly painful, tweets Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka after his 45th transfer April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka who has been transferred to an inconsequential posting by the BJP government has tweeted that it is a painful moment for him. Wednesday's order by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's government means Khemka has been transferred 45 times in 24...
  • Whistleblower Ashok Khemka transferred again by Haryana government April 1, 2015

    Chandigarh: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday was once again transferred to an inconsequential posting by the BJP government in Haryana. This is Khemka's 45th transfer in 24 years. Khemka, as per the latest orders of the Haryana government, has been posted as Secretary, Archaeology and Museums Department and Director General,...
  • My sole aim is to end corruption: Haryana CM Khattar March 29, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people. Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said certain people had approached him with offers to follow its "give and take" policy. "In the very...
  • Akshay Kumar to fight against corruption in 'Gabbar Is Back' March 24, 2015

    After playing a patriotic officer in 'Baby', Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will play the role of a vigilante in his next film 'Gabbar Is Back'. A remake of 2002 Tamil film 'Ramana', 'Gabbar Is Back' is directed by Telugu filmmaker Krish. It is scheduled to release on May 1. ...
  • DK Ravi: An IAS officer who paid with his life to end corruption March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young IAS officer DK Ravi's death under mysterious circumstances has raised several questions. Most of them are yet to be answered. The 35-year-old Ravi was from a very modest farming background and struggled to become an IAS officer. As Deputy Commissioner of Kolar district, he had earned a very...
  • 'Sorry Mr Kejriwal, you just lost one voter' March 12, 2015

    I must confess that much through the India Against Corruption movement and the initial period of the Aam Aadmi party, I was living outside the country. But watching those dramatic pictures coming through a video feed in our office in Beijing, looking at the swelling crowds at the Ram Lila...
  • No need to file criminal case against Manmohan Singh in coal scam: Mohan Parasaran March 12, 2015

    Former Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran said there was no need to file a criminal case against former prime minister Manmohan Singh as there was no evidence of corruption. He said, "I was quite surprised. The CBI did not find any evidence of corruption. He was instrumental in decision making and...
  • Tamil Nadu number one state in electoral corruption: Amit Shah March 5, 2015

    Coimbatore: Alleging that Tamil Nadu is the number one state in electoral corruption, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday asked party workers to be alert and make efforts to check money flow during elections. "Tamil Nadu is the number one state in the country where money plays a bigger role...
  • Aircel Maxis case: Marans, others to appear in court on Monday March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and six others, including Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan, are likely to appear on Monday as accused before a special 2G court in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Special CBI judge O P Saini had on October 29,...
  • Coalscam: CBI files charge sheet against Rathi Steel & Power Limited February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet in a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to a Delhi- based company Rathi Steel and Power Limited for allegedly giving false data about its land holdings and capacity to get a coal block in Chhattisgarh. The company was allocated...
  • Kejriwal government's anti-corruption helpline number 011-27357169 reactivated February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reactivated the anti-corruption helpline number for people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes. The anti corruption helpline number 011-27357169 will be operational from now on wards. Kejriwal said that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants on how to...
  • CBI registers corruption case against South Eastern Coalfields Limited official February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A General Manager-ranked officer of South Eastern Coalfields Limited has been booked by CBI for allegedly manipulating tender process and favouring a private company owner. CBI sources said the case has been registered against RP Singh, then Sub Area Manager, Beharband Coal Mines in Anuppur (MP) and five others...
  • AAP Government willing to have former AIIMS CVO in Delhi ACB February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Sunday expressed interest to have former AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi in Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch, saying that his inclusion will strengthen the agency. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida said, "I would like him to be there. If he wants to come,...
  • 79 per cent rise in graft complaints to CVC; crosses 63,000 mark in 2014 February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: More than 63,000 corruption complaints were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 2014, a rise of 79 per cent over the preceding year. The anti-corruption watchdog said it received 63,288 complaints last year as against 35,332 in 2013. These complaints include those filed by whistleblowers and...
  • Gopal Rai: A fiery orator who helped build AAP's base February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Known as a fiery orator, Gopal Rai was a former student leader who came into limelight during Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement and later played a key role in building Aam Aadmi party at the grassroot level after its launch in November 2012. Rai, who has been associated with...
  • 10 important quotes from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's first speech February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed people soon after taking oath at Ramlila Maidan and stressed on making the national capital country's first corruption-free city and ending the VIP culture. In a historic victory, AAP has won 67 out of 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections. Here are 10...
  • People respect governments that punish corruption: UN chief Ban Ki-moon February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Highlighting that people respect governments that punish corruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increased government transparency and cooperation between the public sector and private enterprises to drive economic growth. "The most respected governments are those that ensure equal rule or law and justice for all, and those...
  • Delhi elections: Exit polls' favourite AAP, dark horse BJP or another hung Assembly? February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: If the results of almost all the exit polls get replicated on Tuesday as well when counting for Delhi Assembly elections takes place, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will form government in the national capital. But the BJP can draw solace from the fact that several exit polls...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • Cartoon of the day: AAP in funding row February 2, 2015

    Alleging corruption in the Aam Aadmi Party, some former members of the party on Monday claimed that the party is gathering donations from fake companies. ...