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Corruption: Rs 400 crore ‘benami’ plot of Maya brother attached

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The BSP chief on Thursday alleged it as “BJP’s deplorable attempt to falsely implicate… & harass members of my family”. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, “beneficially owned” by Anand Kumar — recently appointed BSP national vice-president — & his wife, Vichiter Lata, was issued by the I-T department’s Delhi-based Benami […]

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No corruption case made out against traffic police: ACB to HC

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The Maharashtra ACB today informed the Bombay High Court that no offence of corruption was made out against the traffic police department as alleged by a head constable. The Anti-Corruption Bureau’s Additional Director General submitted a report before a division bench of Justices R V More and Revati Mohite Dere and said the allegations levelled […]

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Doley remanded to 14 days PC

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Assam Public Service Commission member Basanta Kumar Doley was today remanded in 14 days police custody by a court here in connection with alleged corruption in the organisation. Hearing both the pleas of police and Doley’s advocate, the court remanded him in 14 days police custody. Two mobile phones and four ATM cards used by […]

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APSC chairman remanded in 14 days judicial custody

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Assam Pradesh Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Paul was today remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a special court here. Paul was arrested on November 4 in connection with an alleged cash-for-job scam and other cases of corruption in the Commission and his 14-day police custody ended today. Special judge A Bhattacharya directed that he […]

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CBI opposes anticipatory bail plea of TV actor

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CBI today opposed the anticipatory bail plea of TV actor Anuj Saxena before a Delhi court in a graft case involving Director General of Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, alleging he played an active role in the commission of the offence. The agency submitted before Special CBI Judge Gurdeep Singh that Saxena, also the Chief […]

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Coalscam: SC junks ex-coal secy’s plea for joint trial

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The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, facing prosecution in several coal block allocation cases, for holding joint trial saying clubbing of cases would lead to “hotchpotch”. A bench comprising justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitava Roy dismissed the plea by Harish Chandra Gupta seeking joint trial in […]

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Graft case: Court grants bail to Kejriwal’s ex-Principal Secy

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, who was arrested in a corruption case, was today granted bail by a Special court. Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar gave the relief to Rajendra Kumar on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs one lakh. The court directed that Kumar will not try to […]

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Arrested IPS officer Joydeep Nayak sent to jail

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Senior IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, arrested from Ghaziabad by Odisha vigilance sleuths in a corruption case, was today remanded in judicial custody and sent to Choudwar jail after being produced at the residence of a vigilance court special judge here. The Tripura-Manipur cadre Odia officer is facing corruption charges here for his alleged key role […]

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Bail plea of IAS officer rejected

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A local court today dismissed the bail petition of IAS officer Jitendra Gupta, who was arrested in a corruption case by vigilance department 10 days ago. Vigilance court special judge Raghvendra Kumar Singh dismissed the regular bail petition of Gupta, a 2013 batch IAS officer. Gupta, who was sub-divisional officer of Mohania in Rohtas district, […]

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Bakson’s Dr Bakshi, others acquitted of corruption

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Chairman of Bakson’s drugs and pharmaceuticals, Dr SPS Bakshi, along with five other doctors has been acquitted by a special court in a case of alleged regularisation of some homeopathic medical colleges after these institutions agreed to buy drugs from his company. The court said there was nothing on record to show that Bakshi, president […]

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No lenience warranted in corruption cases: SC

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At a time when corruption has affected the system like cancer, courts should not get swayed by the concept of mercy while awarding punishment to the corrupt, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court’s observation came while terminating the services of a conductor employed in Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation for carrying 25 passengers […]

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K’taka govt moves SC against Jaya’s acquittal in DA case

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The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court challenging the state high court verdict acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. The state government in its appeal, filed through advocate Joseph Aristotle, has sought setting aside of the Karnataka HC order and also pleaded that the disqualification of the AIADMK […]

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Govt to seeks jurists’ views on bill to scrap collegium system

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Displaying earnest, government will seek the views of jurists and former judges on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission bill it plans to bring in Parliament to replace the present collegium system where judges appoint judges. Sources said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will listen to top jurists and former judges on Monday to elicit their […]

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Sales tax officials gets 3 yrs in jail for Rs 5,000 bribe

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Three years of jail has been sentenced to two suspended sales tax officials for taking bribe of Rs 5,000 for issuing Tax Identification Number to a firm by a court here which observed that corruption undermines human rights and there is “no scope” for lenient view in such cases. Special CBI Judge Dinesh Kumar Sharma sent […]

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New constitution sought to check corruption

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On Sunday an apolitical organisation held a debate to seek a new constitution to eradicate corruption. Dev Nandan said that in order to prevent the nation from “further annihilation, a new constitution is necessary”, at the “Jan Samvidhan Sabha” at Jantar Mantar, president of Prism (Prototype Revolutionary Innovative Sankranti Movement) He said. “It should be […]

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Corruption is human rights violation: SC

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Holding that corruption is a violation of human rights, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside an order of the Bombay high court that suspended a two-year jail term imposed on the superintendent of Central Excise department for corruption.  Bench of judges said, “Corruption  is  not  only  a  punishable  offence  but  also undermines human rights, […]

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SC acknowledges media role under contempt shadow

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The Supreme Court today acknowledged the crucial role played by media in bringing to light corruption in the system and governance deficit under the shadow of contempt. “One aspect needs to be highlighted. The shadow of the law of contempt hangs over our jurisprudence. The media, in several cases in India, is the only representative […]

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12 Bihar officials booked for corruption charge

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The Central  Vigilance Bureau has lodged an FIR against 12 Bihar  officials on corruption charge  and criminal conspiracy for illegal allotment of 182.07 acre to 44 persons in Kishanganj district of Bihar. Vigilance Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ashwani Kumar lodged the FIR on June 25 last against the then Kishanganj district collectors Radheshayam Bihari […]

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Corruption is like computer virus: Himachal chief justice

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Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph on Saturday said corruption is like a computer virus and there is a need for “coordination among investigating agencies to jointly wage a war against it”. “Corruption is like a computer virus which goes on to destruct our system,” Joseph said at a two-day workshop that began […]

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Jan Lokpal bill sent to standing committee: Narayansamy

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The Jan Lokpal bill drafted by Team Anna has been sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayansamy told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.  He made the announcement during a debate on corruption in the upper house of parliament. Activist Anna Hazare, fasting for nine days against the […]

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Ramdev’s five-star satyagraha engineered by VHP, RSS: Digvijay

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Sharpening his attack on Baba Ramdev, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday dubbed his indefinite fast as a “five-star satyagraha” sponsored by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to divert people’s attention from “Sanghi terror”. “Now it is absolutely clear as to what are the credentials of Baba Ramdev. He is […]

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I will certainly begin fast against corruption: Baba Ramdev

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Despite a round of talks with senior United Progressive Alliance ministers, yoga guru Baba Ramdev rejected pleas to call off his planned hunger strike, asserting that he will begin his agitation against corruption and black money from Saturday. ‘The agitation from June 4 will spread from Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan to 624 districts in the country […]

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People should speak up against corruption: Ex-chief justice Verma

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People should speak up against corruption as every individual had a role to play in the fight against the malaise, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma said Monday. Presiding over a function to release a book titled ‘The Tangy Taste of Indian Politics and Beyond’ here, Verma said that corruption in high places needs […]

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Fighting corruption: Anna’s fast-unto-death enters day two

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Veteran activist Anna Hazare’s fast-unto-death here gathered steam on its second day Wednesday as he pressed for a stronger anti-graft Lok Pal Bill through greater involvement of civil society – a protest he has dubbed as the second Satyagraha. “This is democracy and we want people’s participation in drafting the Lok Pal bill,” Hazare told […]

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