CORRUPTION

  • Corruption cases return to haunt former CM BS Yeddyurappa 54 minutes ago

    Bangalore: A disproportionate assets case against BJP MP and former Karntaka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa returns to haunt him, with the Karnataka High Court telling a trial court in Shimoga to go ahead with its trial against him. A local magistrate court had quashed the First Information Report (FIR) lodged...
  • Australia players given amnesty 'window' to report graft Yesterday

    Australian cricketers will be given an amnesty 'window' until the end of November to report any previous corruption-related information, the country's cricket board said on Monday. Under Cricket Australia's (CA) anti-corruption code, players and officials can be sanctioned for failing to report a corrupt approach promptly or for failing to disclose...
  • Police begins probe into the suicide of lyricist Santosh Anand's son 4 days ago

    Mathura: A team of police officials has left for Delhi to probe into the suicides of Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand's son Sankalp Anand and daughter-in-law Nandini Anand, police said Friday. The team, including Assistant Superintendent of Police Priti Priyadarshini and officials Atul Kumar Srivastav and Arvind Kumar, will investigate into the...
  • MHA orders probe into lyricist Santosh Anand's son's suicide after suicide note blames Ministry officials 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Famous Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand is a broken man. His son Sankalp and daughter-in-law committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping in front of a train at Mathura. The couple's five-year-old daughter was with them, but survived the accident. But what has raised eyebrows is his tell-all suicide note that...
  • Swiss will examine India's request for banking information on priority basis 5 days ago

    In a major breakthrough in India's fight to bring back black money stashed abroad, Switzerland said it will examine India's requests for banking information on a priority basis. ...
  • Optimistic about a good voter turnout, says actor Rahul Bose 6 days ago

    Actor Rahul Bose is optimistic that there will be increased voter turnout in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Inflation, woman safety and corruption are the main issues that need to be dealt with. This time people will have to decide who they really want to vote for as no coalition...
  • Faridabad residents call for development 6 days ago

    In the upcoming Haryana assembly elections, residents of Faridabad want development. "I think BJP can deliver. We want corruption to end. The BJP is fighting against corruption," said a resident. ...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: The battle for clean parties and candidates 1 week ago

    Faridabad: Congress was decimated in the 16th Lok Sabha election because of massive corruption charges against its government at the Centre and now the Bharatiya Janata Party is using the same in the Haryana Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his rallies in Haryana was often seen taking on the...
  • Thai traffic cops offered cash to turn down bribes 1 week ago

    Bangkok: Thailand's traffic policemen will get money in return for refusing bribes, police said on Thursday, part of the junta's efforts to combat what it has called an ingrained culture of corruption within the force. The army seized power in May after months of protests aimed at ousting Prime Minister Yingluck...
  • Congress terms BJP as "communal" and BJD a "corrupt" party October 8, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): Congress on Wednesday alleged BJP as "communal" and BJD as "corrupt". "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his partymen are experts in spreading animosity among communities. They have shown the seeds of communalism in the country," AICC general secretary in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad alleged here while campaigning for...
  • DA case: Karnataka HC agrees to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Wednesday September 30, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 23, 2014

    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...