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Institutions acting against the corrupt need not be defensive, says PM Modi
India

Institutions acting against the corrupt need not be defensive, says PM Modi

Addressing an event at the Vigyan Bhawan here to mark the ongoing vigilance awareness week, Modi said the corrupt should not escape 'at any cost' and they should not get political or social protection

Brazil election: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beats Jair Bolsonaro to return as president
World

Brazil election: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beats Jair Bolsonaro to return as president

The high-stakes Brazil election was a stunning reversal for da Silva, 77, whose imprisonment for corruption sidelined him from the 2018 election that brought Bolsonaro, a defender of conservative social values, to power

Mumbai court denies bail to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in corruption case
India

Mumbai court denies bail to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in corruption case

Deshmukh had sought bail in the case as soon as the Bombay High Court granted him bail on 4 October in a money laundering case registered against him by the Enforcement Directorate

A Dam Scandal: Pakistan raised Rs 9 billion for a dam, spent Rs 14 billion on advertisements for it
World

A Dam Scandal: Pakistan raised Rs 9 billion for a dam, spent Rs 14 billion on advertisements for it

Pakistan's parliament has summoned former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar to provide an explanation regarding the Diamer-Bhasha Dam Fund that was established during his time in the top judicial position. In 2018, he initiated crowd-funding for the project, stating that it would help counter water woes

Odisha suffering losses worth crores due to BJD govt - mine owners nexus, claims BJP MP
India

Odisha suffering losses worth crores due to BJD govt - mine owners nexus, claims BJP MP

BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi claims that the state government allowed 'misdeclaration' of iron ore quality being produced in some mines auctioned recently

Delhi LG VK Saxena trains legal missile on AAP for 'defamatory', 'false' allegations of corruption
Politics

Delhi LG VK Saxena trains legal missile on AAP for 'defamatory', 'false' allegations of corruption

Officials from Delhi Lieutenant Governor said that VK Saxena will take legal action against AAP MLAs Saurabh Bhardwaj, Atishi, Durgesh Pathak and Jasmine Shah among others, for highly defamatory and false allegations of corruption by them

BJP MLAs end protest at Delhi Assembly, decide to hit streets against AAP govt's 'corruption'
India

BJP MLAs end protest at Delhi Assembly, decide to hit streets against AAP govt's 'corruption'

The BJP MLAs were marshalled out of the House for the third day amid multiple adjournments and sloganeering by the leaders of both the ruling AAP and BJP

BJP alleges corruption in construction of classrooms in Delhi govt schools
India

BJP alleges corruption in construction of classrooms in Delhi govt schools

Citing a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report sent to the Delhi government's vigilance department in 2020, the saffron party said the construction cost was increased by Rs 326 crore, 53 per cent more than the tender amount

Haiti reveals 'colossal loss' of $4 million worth of corruption amid political instability and deepening poverty
World

Haiti reveals 'colossal loss' of $4 million worth of corruption amid political instability and deepening poverty

The allegations were released on Thursday by Haiti's antigovernment corruption unit, whose general director, Hans Joseph, pledged to go after those who torpedo the public treasury and asphyxiate the country's economic and social development efforts

LG sacks 19 Delhi government officials in less than a month over corruption
India

LG sacks 19 Delhi government officials in less than a month over corruption

The newest fish caught in the net of the LG is an IAS officer who allegedly took Rs 50 lakh bribe to grant "undue favours" to an executive engineer in two corruption cases.

GhoseSpot | Is Narendra Modi serious about fighting corruption?
India

GhoseSpot | Is Narendra Modi serious about fighting corruption?

Those who walk the corridors of power would say corruption has indeed come down at the top echelons of the government. However, this isn’t something the common masses experience directly

Right Word | ‘Culture of corruption’ that plagues Indian polity originated in Nehru era
Opinion

Right Word | ‘Culture of corruption’ that plagues Indian polity originated in Nehru era

As one traverses through the contemporary history of India especially post-Independence, the origin of this ‘culture of corruption’ can be traced back to the Nehru era

Ranil Wickremesinghe: The corruption scandal that tarnished Sri Lanka’s ‘Mr Clean’
World

Ranil Wickremesinghe: The corruption scandal that tarnished Sri Lanka’s ‘Mr Clean’

Having earned the nickname of ‘The Fox’ for his acumen of reviving his repeatedly sagging political fortune in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who entered politics in 1977, has had to face corruptions allegations too

Court rejects Sachin Waze's plea seeking default bail in corruption case
India

Court rejects Sachin Waze's plea seeking default bail in corruption case

In February, the CBI had formally arrested Sachin Waze, though he has not been named in the charge sheet.

BS Yediyurappa granted bail by special court in corruption case
Politics

BS Yediyurappa granted bail by special court in corruption case

The complaint alleges that Yediyurappa as the then deputy chief minister in 2006 illegally denotified 15 acres and 30 guntas land in Bengaluru's Bellandur and Devarabeesanahalli that was acquired for an IT park

Delhi first city to introduce 'faceless services', now other states taking cue from it: Arvind Kejriwal
India

Delhi first city to introduce 'faceless services', now other states taking cue from it: Arvind Kejriwal

The 'faceless' services' of the transport department envisions providing contactless, queue-less and hassle-free services to applicants applying online and getting work done without visiting any of its office

Lot of greedy people in local bodies, govt will act against them: Pinarayi Vijayan
Politics

Lot of greedy people in local bodies, govt will act against them: Pinarayi Vijayan

The chief minister, speaking at an event, said there were people in the local bodies who think it is their right to demand money

'Biggest faces of corruption': PM Modi lashes out at KCR for promoting political dynasty in Telangana
Politics

'Biggest faces of corruption': PM Modi lashes out at KCR for promoting political dynasty in Telangana

The prime minister highlighted that when political dynasties are removed from power, it opens up avenues of developmen

Punjab: Vijay Singla arrested after being sacked from Cabinet by CM Bhagwant Mann on corruption charges
Politics

Punjab: Vijay Singla arrested after being sacked from Cabinet by CM Bhagwant Mann on corruption charges

The Punjab CMO said that Singla was sacked following complaints of corruption against him and that he was demanding a one percent commission from officials for contracts

BJP ended 'culture of corruption' in northeast, claims home minister Amit Shah
Politics

BJP ended 'culture of corruption' in northeast, claims home minister Amit Shah

Addressing a public rally in Namsai district, Shah lashed out at the Congress for questioning Modi on what he did for the region, saying that the grand old party won't be able to see development if it keeps its eyes closed