Corruption

  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life 17-04-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task...
  • Head surgeon arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 2500 16-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Professor and head of surgery unit of SMS Hospital and College was on Wednesday arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 from a patient's son, an official spokesperson said. Surgeon of Sawai Man Singh Hospital and College Rajveer Arya was arrested by...
  • AAP's Jaaved Jaffrey attacks Congress, BJP over corruption, riots 14-04-2014 08:08 PM

    Actor Javed Jaffrey, AAP candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, on Monday took a swipe at Congress and BJP, saying his party may have erred by plunging into national politics in haste, but it did not commit mistakes of indulging in corruption or bloodshed in the name of religion. On...
  • Two policemen, engineer held guilty in corruption case 11-04-2014 03:23 PM

    Three persons including two police officials were on Friday found guilty by a district court in a nine-year-old corruption case. The accused, then Bundi SP, Satyaprakash Singh, then sub-inspector, City Kotwali, Soduram, and executive engineer at the irrigation department Prakeshchandra Ambesh -- were yesterday found guilty in a corruption case...
  • ACB arrests electricity inspector for accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 10-04-2014 08:26 PM

    An assistant electricity inspector of power vigilance office was on Thursday arrested in a raid by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a client for settling bills at Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan. An ACB spokesman said that during searches in the houses...
  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 11:11 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 10:59 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Congress failed miserably in running a coalition government: Venkaiah 07-04-2014 08:45 AM

    Jamshedpur: Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said that the Congress has miserably failed to run a coalition government and its partners have left the alliance one after another. "Congress-led UPA had 14 to 15 allies but all of them including SP, BSP and Left parties left them one after another,"...
  • My popularity makes Congress nervous, says Yeddyurappa 06-04-2014 05:35 PM

    Bangalore: BJP candidate from Shimoga BS Yeddyurappa shrugged away allegations of corruption against him by his opponents. This comes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Bellary last week had attacked the BJP for giving tickets to 'tainted' leaders like Yeddyurappa. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yeddyurappa blamed the Congress for creating...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests government official for demanding Rs 28,000 bribe 03-04-2014 03:36 PM

    An official of horticulture department was arrested in Kota by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for demanding a bribe of Rs 28000 and will be produced in the court on Thursday, police said. The accused, Ramesh Chandra Shringi, was nabbed by the ACB officials on Wednesday on a complaint of Arif Khan...
  • Expose corrupt journalists, says Arvind Kejriwal 01-04-2014 12:20 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told party activists to expose "corrupt journalists" for targeting his party but said most journalists were doing a honest job. Addressing over 1,000 volunteers at Vaishali, Kejriwal named a couple of journalists in the electronic media who he said were biased in their reporting....
  • Congress has double standards on corruption, accuses Modi 30-03-2014 11:30 PM

    New Delhi: In the run up to elections 2014, the battle is heating up and the war of words is intensifying. As leaders raise the pitch and parties try to trump each other over who has the moral right over fighting corruption, Narendra Modi at rallies across Maharashtra this Sunday...
  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe 29-03-2014 11:31 AM

    Bhopal: The CBI on Saturday arrested a top Income Tax official and her politician husband on charges of taking bribe. Poonam Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. The...
  • Can't minimise AAP's importance in lok Sabha polls: HD Deve Gowda 28-03-2014 05:40 PM

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Friday said he will not minimise the importance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the coming Lok Sabha polls. "I'm not going to minimise the importance of Aam Aadmi Party, whether they are going to win ten seats, five...
  • Congress to realease manifesto today, to focus on anti-graft bills 26-03-2014 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress is all set to release its 2014 Lok Sabha polls manifesto on Wednesday. It is likely to focus on the party's commitment to pass anti-corruption Bills and bring back black money. Rights-based legislations like the MNREGA, Food Security and the RTI are likely to be key...
  • Goa: EC officials hand in glove with BJP, alleges Congress 21-03-2014 03:18 PM

    Panaji: The Congress party on Friday accused the Election Commission in Goa of colluding with the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in the state following a tepid response to the complaint against two erring officials in the CMO. "The Election Commission's local officials are hand in glove with the ruling BJP...
  • Shiv Sena Shirdi candidate Baban Gholap convicted in corruption case 21-03-2014 03:06 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena candidate from Shirdi Baban Gholap, who is presently an MLA from a constituency in Nashik, has been convicted by the Bombay High Court in a corruption case. Gholap was the social welfare minister in the BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995. He was charged with corruption and accused...
  • Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia indicted over graft 20-03-2014 11:35 AM

    Former Bangladeshi premier Khaleda Zia and her fugitive son were on Wednesday charged with corruption by a court in Dhaka for allegedly collecting nearly USD 1 million in donations for charities named after her late husband. Zia, 68, the chief of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), appeared before...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests electricity board official employee for taking bribe of Rs 22,000 19-03-2014 05:30 PM

    An assistant revenue official of the electricity distribution company, Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 22,000 in Baran district, an ACB official said. Rakesh Chauhan, who is posted in Shahbad office of JVVNL, had demanded bribe from one Saurabh...
  • Court awards 3 years jail to Deputy Collector in corruption case 15-03-2014 12:26 AM

    A special Lokayukta court here on Friday awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment to a deputy collector for possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on deputy collector Vikram Singh Gehlot. The sentence was today announced by Special Judge...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances 04-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy 03-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill,...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances 03-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made...
  • President expresses reservation over Rahul's anti-graft ordinances 01-03-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the government's plan to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route. The President is believed to have expressed his reservations on the proposals when Law Minister Kapil Sibal met him on Saturday. In the...
  • Congress Core Group remains divided on anti-graft Bills 28-02-2014 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group still remains undecided on the fate of the anti-corruption Bills that party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi is pushing for. In the run to the Lok Sabha elections, the Bills assume huge significance in order to change the image of the party and to portray...
  • Government ready with ordinances on two anti-graft bills 25-02-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Pushed by Rahul Gandhi, the government looks set to shortly bring ordinances on two anti-corruption bills along with three other legislations which could not be passed during the just-concluded Parliament session. Sources said ordinances were ready on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Right of Citizens for Time-Bound...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets 24-02-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets...
  • Kalmadi, Chavan can get LS tickets as they aren't convicted: Congress 24-02-2014 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi...
  • UPA eyeing ordinance route to push through anti-graft Bills 24-02-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: In order to boost its electoral fortunes and change its image, the UPA-II is looking at the ordinance route to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills. The Bills are key to Rahul's election campaign who is being projected as an anti-corruption crusader. The party was...
  • Rahul Gandhi once again hits out at BJP, says it has no vision for India 23-02-2014 04:34 PM

    Dehradun: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took his party's campaign for Lok Sabha to Uttarakhand on Sunday where he unleashed an all-out attack on principal Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and its PM nominee Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in the capital city Dehradun, Rahul said that the BJP could lie...