GRAFTS

  • Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani booked in graft case; rules out resignation 1 week ago

    Thiruvanthapuram: Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani on Thursday was booked by the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau in connection with the bar bribe scam that had rocked the Congress-led UDF government even as the minister ruled out resigning from the post, saying he would prove his innocence. Taking cognizance of the...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • Teachers' recruitment scam: Delhi HC notice to OP Chautala, CBI October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala on a plea seeking his immediate surrender. Chautala addressed a massive rally at Jind in Haryana last month while he was out on interim bail. The High...
  • 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,...
  • India reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all stateowned 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...
  • Graft case: ED attaches assets worth over Rs 800 crore of Jagan, others August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A special antimoney laundering court on Tuesday attached properties worth Rs 863 crore of YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy and his associates in connection with its probe into alleged corruption and money laundering in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh. The court's orders came on a notice of...
  • CBI arrests Censor Board CEO in a graft case August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has arrested the CEO of Central Board of Film Certification, Rajesh Kumar, after a complaint was filed against him. An Indian Railway Postal Service Officer of 1995 batch officer Kumar was on deputation to Central Board of Film Certification. Earlier he had come under the CBI scanner for...
  • Suicides by officials up as China antigraft move intensifies August 1, 2014

    Beijing: President Xi Jinping's anticorruption drive has resulted in more Chinese officials committing suicide, a media report said on Friday. Last month alone, six officials took their own lives. Two officers from Henan and Hubei provinces respectively, left suicide notes saying they were depressed while one allegedly accepted to have taken...
  • AP House adopts resolution towards creating a graftfree state June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad:The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to take all possible measures to create a corruptionfree India and eradicate the menace of black money. The state government, in the resolution adopted unanimously by the Assembly, promised to take all necessary measures to create a corruptionfree AP...
  • Jail superintendent caught redhanded by vigilance sleuths while accepting bribe June 3, 2014

    A divisional jail superintendent in Bihar's Jehenabad district was arrested on Tuesday by the Vigilance department sleuths on graft charges. Acting on a complaint, the vigilance team laid a trap and caught the jail official Arvind Kumar Mishra red handed while accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe from the complainant, Director General...
  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe March 29, 2014

    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 incident happened...
  • Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia indicted over graft March 20, 2014

    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 the...
  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills March 4, 2014

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should have...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • President reluctant to sign Rahul's anti-graft ordinances: Sources March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his reluctance to sign all anti-graft ordinances and the Cabinet may clear one or two ordinances, said sources on Sunday. The President has no objection to changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources added. It was also learnt that the President has no...
  • Sibal, Shinde meet President to decide fate of anti-graft ordinances March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet meeting to decide on pushing through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route, Law Minister Kapil Sibal and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde met President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. The Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterjee will also attend the...
  • Cabinet to discuss anti-graft Bills despite President's reservations March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is set to meet on Sunday to take a decision on whether to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-graft Bills via ordinances. This meet comes even as President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the Bills via ordinance route after a...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets February 24, 2014

    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 to...
  • AAP makes antigraft activist as campaign committee head in Andhra February 11, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday announced the formation of its Andhra Pradesh state campaign committee with noted anticorruption and RTI activist B Ramakrishna Raju as the convener. The committee will coordinate and oversee all AAP activities in the state until the upcoming elections. Raju is a former convener of National Alliance...
  • Ahead of Parliament session, Centre calls an all party meet on Monday February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming parliamentary session starting on February 5, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has called for an all party meeting on Monday with an aim push through its antigraft bills. This is the last session before the Lok Sabha elections that are to be held this...
  • Graft cases: Asif Ali Zardari appears in court, proceedings deferred till January 18 January 10, 2014

    Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday appeared before a court in Islamabad amidst tight security in connection with a graft case against him. Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naek said that his client could not be charged by the Accountability Court in Thursday's hearing and the proceedings were deferred...
  • AAP helpline: Will citizens doing sting operation on government officials end corruption? January 9, 2014

    A day after announcing an antigraft helpline, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his initiative has been a big success. The AAP leader said that as many as 3,200 calls were received in just three hours after the helpline number was announced. The helpline even promises to assist citizens...
  • State government launches toll free number for graft complaints January 7, 2014

    In a bid to curb corruption in its departments, the Chhattisgarh government has launched a toll free helpline number where people could lodge graftrelated complaints against the state government officials. "The facility will help provide better governance to the people. Now, the people can just dial 1100 to lodge complaints regarding...
  • Block Education Officer arrested for taking bribe to attest woman's certificate September 11, 2013

    A Block Education Officer (BEO) was on Wednesday arrested by vigilance sleuths for allegedly taking a bribe from a man seeking attestation on a certificate of his wife in Bihar's Bhojpur district, an official said. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team arrested Mahesh Jha while he was accepting Rs 20,000...
  • BDO arrested for accepting Rs 25,000 bribe to sanction solar power plant August 22, 2013

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) was arrested on Thursday on graft charge from his office in Atari block of Bihar's Gaya district, official sources said. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team arrested Atari BDO Kameshwar Prasad Gupta while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a Block Pramukh Jagnarayan...
  • Block Education Officer arrested on graft charge August 8, 2013

    A Block Education Officer (BEO) was arrested on Thursday from his residence in Hilsa town of Bihar's Nalanda district for taking Rs 8,000 from a teacher, official sources said. Acting on a tip off, a vigilance team laid a trap and arrested Virendra Prasad from his residence as soon as he...
  • China's exrailway minister gets suspended death in corruption case July 8, 2013

    Beijing: China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence on Monday that will likely be commuted to life imprisonment for bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's highestprofile corruption cases in years. Liu's sentence is seen as lenient in a country where the...
  • CBI seizes 18 kilogram gold from a GAIL official's locker June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI on Friday seized nearly 18 kilograms of gold valuing over Rs 4.5 crore from the lockers of an official of Gas Authority of India Limited during searches in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, in connection with graft allegations. The sources said it was investigating allegations of corruption against a contractual...