Corruption

  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 5 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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...
  • Here's how you can use WhatsApp to help catch corrupt policemen August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The next time a police officer seeks a bribe or harasses you, don't feel frustrated. Help is at hand, literally in the form of your smartphone equipped with chat application Whatsapp. Apart from calling and registering a complaint, a recorded audio or video clip can be sent to the...
  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • Katju responds to ex-CJI's query, says accused judge elevated before his appointment August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for his allegations of political interference in judicial appointments, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Katju has responded to former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti's query. Justice Lahoti had questioned Katju's timing and motives about the allegations. Justice Katju said that...
  • Autorickshaws in Delhi to go off roads on Monday July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A large number of autorickshaws in Delhi will go off roads on Monday against alleged highhandedness of traffic police and transport department. "We have decided to go on one-day strike on Monday as we are continuously being harassed by the traffic police officials. We are not allowed to take...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Ex-CJI RC Lahoti slams Justice Katju, says have not done anything wrong July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti on Tuesday denied Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary and said that he has not done anything wrong. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former CJI said, "Rest everything is to be found in the record. Everything is a matter a...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...