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Jul 20, 2015 MEA questions in HC Devyani Khobragade's integrity: ""Devyani Khobragade's (DK) submission that the US passports were only used for travel to USA does not in any way dilute the gravity and seriousness of her misdemeanours and blatant violations of the Indian Passports Act..."
Jul 20, 2015 MEA: Devyani hid facts about kids having US passport: "Centre had on the last date of hearing alleged that Khobragade suppressed her children had US passports when she applied for their Indian passports. The diplomat had argued that a minor can have dual citizenship as per an amendment in the Citizenship Act and will have to state their preference within six months of attaining the age of majority, failing which they cease to be Indian citizens."
Jul 17, 2015 SIT mahazar at Lokayukta office: "The Lokayukta police had registered an FIR against Y Ashwin, son of Lokayukta Justice Bhaskar Rao, for extortion, cheating, criminal conspiracy and taking gratification to influence public servant,"
Jul 15, 2015 Now, Lokayukta office claims it has no footage, only CCTVs: "The recording facility of the CCTV camera system, installed in 2007, in the Lokayukta office building was disrupted all of a sudden in 2013."
Jul 15, 2015 Vyapam scam: Daughter of CM's ex-secy scored 85%, but answered 15%: "Anita’s lack of knowledge was compensated by the fact that her father was a private secretary to the chief minister at the time and had unfettered access to a booming test-rigging racket in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), or Vyapam."
Jul 9, 2015 Officials of commercial tax, revenue depts most corrupt
Jul 9, 2015 Corruption Currents: Mysterious Deaths Arise in Indian Bribery Scandal
Jul 9, 2015 Lawyers protest against Karnataka Lokayukta: "Lawyers today staged protests outside the Raj Bhavan in Bangalore demanding the resignation of the Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao. The lawyers have demanded the resignation as there are corruption charges against Justice Raos son Ashwin Rao and some Lokayukta officials."
Jul 8, 2015 School staff caught watching porn: "Almost the entire staff of a higher secondary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district, about 300 km from here, were suspended for watching a porn movie inside the school premises."
Jun 29, 2015 Thapar to Khobragade: Troubled overseas world of Indian diplomats
Jun 29, 2015 ‘Extortion racket’ Karnataka: Clamour for Lokayukta’s resignation amid graft storm: "Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has also joined the chorus calling for Justice Rao to step down as in the wake of allegations emerging against his son."
Jun 29, 2015 Co-op Housing- a den of corruption: Court
Jun 29, 2015 Debate: Vyapam scam: India's murkiest coverup: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- GVL Narasimha Rao, Natl Spokesperson, BJP; Priyanka Chaturvedi, Natl Spokesperson, Congress; Gaurav Bhatia, Spokesperson & Natl Head, Legal Cell, SP; Sudhindra Bhadoria, Leader, BSP; and Vivek Tankha, Former Additional Solicitor General -- discuss massive political fight over Vyapam scam, Congress alleges cover up after the death of two more accused, death toll of the accused and witnesess touching 25, and Madhya Pradesh Govt ruling out a CBI probe into the issue."
Jun 29, 2015 MP: 2 more Vyapam scam accused die: "Two more accused in the high-profile MPPEB scam died in Gwalior and Indore, adding another murky dimension to the massive scandal in which 25 accused and witnesses have died so far. While the death of 40-year-old Dr Rajendra Arya at Birla Hospital in Gwalior this morning was reported after his condition suddenly deteriorated, that of Narendra Singh Tomar(29) in Indore jail was under mysterious circumstances.Besides Arya, 24 accused, including Tomar, and witnesseshave died so far under mysterious conditions."
Jun 28, 2015 43 officials in Indian diplomatic missions to face action: "Government is taking action with regard to complaints against 43 officials of Indian diplomatic missions in 17 countries facing a variety of charges including corruption and dereliction of duty, top External Affairs Ministry sources said today."
Jun 27, 2015 FIR filed against Odisha CM, vigilance director: "A First Information Report (F.I.R) was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Vigilance Director K.B. Singh on Saturday for falsely implicating former DGP Prakash Mishra in a financial irregularities case."
Jun 26, 2015 Lokayukta sends bribe case to CCB: "As the Lokayukta (City) police were closing in on Krishna Rao, who has been reportedly extorting money from public servants both at Lokayukta’s residence and office"
Jun 24, 2015 Revenue dept tops chart in corruption cases
Jun 19, 2015 VYAPAM scam accused arrested in Gaya village: "who carried a reward of Rs 15000 on his head, was arrested by a joint tem of Gaya and Madhya Pradesh police."
Jun 15, 2015 CM Arvind Kejriwal’s secretary accused of corruption: "Joshi has alleged that Kumar, while he was posted as Director (Education) between 2002 and 2005, created two companies — Caltoonz and EDUDEL MIS — registered in Timarpur."
Jun 15, 2015 Maharashtra Sadan architect, 2 engineers suspended
Jun 15, 2015 Karnataka Lokayukta hit by corruption charges: "An executive engineer with the zilla panchayat was allegedly summoned to the Lokayukta office and threatened with a corruption case unless he managed to cough up Rs 1 crore."
Jun 15, 2015 Delhi's ACB reveals details of 35 arrested officials: "Among those arrested, 12 were from the excise department, nine belonged to the Delhi Jal Board, seven from the education department, three from Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee, two from Municipal Corporation of Delhi and one each from Public Works Department and Delhi Police,"
Jun 15, 2015 Raids at Maharashtra information commissioner houses unearth huge disproportionate assets: "Preliminary investigations points out he also has two shops, five acres of land in Pune and Aurangabad, one and half kgs of gold, 27 kgs of silver, bonds and fixed deposits of Rs 2.5 crores and 6000 shares in various investments schemes."
Jun 11, 2015 This PWD chief engineer runs a biz firm, owns 2 commercial complexes: "The raids were conducted at 18 premises in Bengaluru, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Kodagu, Mysuru and Ramanagar. The Lokayukta police unearthed illegal assets worth Rs 9.5 crore."
Jun 10, 2015 Health ministry orders review of AIIMS corruption cases
Jun 10, 2015 ACB traps several corrupt government officials in 2015
Jun 10, 2015 Assistant inspector of transport office face corruption charges
Jun 10, 2015 Assistant inspector of transport office face corruption charges
Jun 3, 2015 Posters questioning AAP govt's claim of arresting corrupt officers surface at bus stops in Delhi: "Written by 'ek aam Delhi vaasi' (a common Delhi resident), the posters ask the Delhi government to name the 35 officers arrested and 152 suspended for their alleged involvement in corruption as claimed by the party,"
Jun 2, 2015 2012-13 budget proposals leaked?: "TIMES NOW accesses documents that reveal how the Union Budget proposals for the year 2012-2013 were leaked to an Essar employee. Now the Union Finance Ministry has taken note of the TIMES NOW report and promised to probe the Essar leaks."
Jun 1, 2015 VVIP cars given right to rule roads: "In yet another brazen display of VVIP Racism, the Karnataka Legislature Secretariat has claimed that 75 cars, under the purview of the Speaker cannot be searched by officials. The letter issued by the Secretariat takes this racism a step further, audaciously stating that these cars can neither be seized nor stopped while plying on city roads. However questions of security risks and misuse of Government vehicles loom large."
May 31, 2015 ACB searches Nagpur forest officer, recovers Rs 19.25 lakh: "probe on for alleged bribes for transfers."
May 31, 2015 Relief fund loot: Will Rawat answer?: "Government officials looted relief funds during Uttarakhand flash floods in 2013 but Chief Minister Harish Rawat remains hesitant to order a CBI probe. Meanwhile Uttarakhand Chief Information Commissioner has made some shocking charges on how the Government officials splurged the flood victim's money."
May 30, 2015 Luxury stay for supervising relief ops: "When lakhs of people in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand went hungry during the 2013 disaster, officials of the state government savoured mutton chops, chicken, milk and cottage cheese in the course of their Rs 7000 per day hotel stay supervising relief efforts. From claiming Rs 194 for half a litre of milk to supplying diesel to two-wheelers, claiming more than Rs 7,000 per day for hotel stay, paying relief twice to same people, purchasing 1,800 rain coats from same shop for three days to making payment of Rs 98 lakh towards fuel purchase to a helicopter company, a string of financial bunglings have come to light through responses to RTI queries."
May 30, 2015 After RTI exposes Uttarakhand floods relief loot, CM Harish Rawat orders probe: "Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday ordered an inquiry into alleged inflated and forged bills submitted by state government officials during the relief works of 2013 floods."
May 30, 2015 Uttarakhand CM orders probe into flood relief scam: "inflated bills had come to the light which showed officials billed the exchequer Rs 194 for half a litre milk, enjoyed stay in hotels which were over Rs 7000 per day, relished mutton, chicken, cottage cheese and gulab jamuns."
May 27, 2015 Insensitivity of hospitals again in the fore: 6-year-old’s kidney missing at AIIMS, Safdarjung denies treatment to a rape victim: "Pavan Kumar, originally from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh stated that his daughter has been on dialysis since March 14 but both the kidneys of his daughter were removed by the doctors during a surgery recently."
May 23, 2015 Govt survey pegs bribe at Rs 4,400/year per family: "The survey conducted by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) showed that individuals in Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune as well as rural areas paid maximum amount of bribe for general work, admission and to police personnel."
May 20, 2015 Muzaffarnagar: Woman delivers baby in an ambulance after government hospital demands bribe: "when a man, identified as Amir brought his pregnant wife to a Community Health Centre (CHC) but the hospital staff demanded bribe to admit the lady,"
May 20, 2015 Rs 32 lakh swindled in civil works at police HQ: "The Lokayukta chief engineer has found misappropriation of funds to the tune Rs 32 lakh in nine of the 18 civil works at the office of State Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG & IGP) on Nrupatunga Road in the City."
May 19, 2015 RTIs reveal dirty picture of Indian Railways
May 19, 2015 Debate: #EndVVIPRacism: India's patience running out: "In a bold act, a woman jumped atop Agra Samajwadi Party leader's Mercedes, smashed the windshield and tore off the party flag on the bonnet after being allegedly winked at by his gunman at a traffic signal."
May 17, 2015 A K Antony's corruption charge leaves Chandy defence-less: "Congress's conscience keeper A K Antony on Friday said life has become miserable in the state because of rampant corruption."
May 17, 2015 Tyranny of the corrupt: "The retired CBI Director has made incisive analytical observations that may go a long way in cleansing the system"
May 17, 2015 Delhi Chief Secy row: Gamlin tried to favour power companies, says CM Kejriwal: "Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused that senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin tried to favour power companies."
May 17, 2015 When Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter offered ‘bribe’ to official: "“She further tried to bribe him by offering money. As she offered money this officer started noticing her phone if she was making a video. My daughter insisted that it was urgent and she was ready to pay any amount but the officer refused it,”"
May 12, 2015 Corruption — from birth to death: "Abysmal levels of integrity in public services"
May 9, 2015 $1 million bribe: CBI files FIR against ex-bureaucrat: "the CBI has registered an FIR against former finance ministry additional secretary JS Maini and his family members for allegedly receiving bribe of $1 million (about Rs.6.4 crore) to swing a joint venture between Kribhco and Norwegian fertilizer major Yara in 2007."
May 6, 2015 Delhi's anti-corruption helpline gets 1.25 lakh calls in a month: "the 24-hour helpline number 1031 received a total of 1,25,065 calls. "
May 4, 2015 Those who enforce the law must know the law
May 3, 2015 Hounded Karnataka IAS officer speaks out on his dismissal: "Karnataka IAS officer MN Vijayakumar who was forced into retirement 3 days before his tenure ended for taking on the corrupt, speaks with TIMES NOW, says false and ridiculous charges were filed against him."
May 2, 2015 Suspended Haryana IAS officer plans his friend's murder from inside Tihar Jail, Delhi Police foils it: "Suspended Haryana cadre IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar's alleged plan to get his friend killed has been foiled by the Delhi Police Crime Branch. Sanjeev Kumar had allegedly the plan from inside the Tihar Jail while he was in judicial custody in connection with the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment "
May 1, 2015 Haryana IAS Officer arrested in murder conspiracy of a friend: "Sanjeev was earlier convicted in 2013 by Delhi court for illegally recruiting thousands of junior teachers in Haryana along with former state Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 others but later was later out on parole."
Apr 29, 2015 Lokayukta cops uncover illegal assets worth 14 crore from govt officials in Karnataka corruption raids: "The Karnataka state Lokayukta police on Tuesday conducted corruption investigation related raids on 13 government servants including an IAS officer BM Vijaya Shankar to unearth illegal assets to the tune of over Rs 14 crores from them."
Apr 29, 2015 Indian sensors slept through quake - Assessment hampered : "A network of 293 ground motion sensors located across northern, eastern and northeastern India lay crippled during Nepal's 7.9 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks,"
Apr 27, 2015 Govt to tweak graft law for jittery babus
Apr 25, 2015 We're tracking corrupt officials, helping victims file plaints: Anti-Corruption Bureau: "" Once they get to know of any suspicious activity in state offices (citizens being harassed or kept waiting or asked to meet outside office) through their informants, they immediately swing into action,"
Apr 25, 2015 'Education system a den of corruption'
Apr 23, 2015 74 graft cases against IAS, IPS officers in past three years
Apr 19, 2015 Babus need govt nod before accepting gifts of over Rs 5,000: "IAS and IPS officers will now need to take prior permission from the Union government before accepting gifts, including free transportation, boarding and lodging, worth more than Rs 5,000."
Apr 18, 2015 Opposition walkout over CM reply on BMC ‘corruption’
Apr 18, 2015 ED files case against VK Singh’s close associate: "over alleged financial irregularities in the supply of defence items. "
Apr 18, 2015 Corruption-tainted employees not to get additional charge: Govt: ""No person who is facing a disciplinary proceeding or is otherwise not suitable (for example who has an adverse entry in a recent Annual Performance Appraisal Report) should be given the additional charge,""
Apr 17, 2015 Centre can no longer stall trial of corrupt babus: "The Central Vigilance Commission has amended the process of granting sanction to fast-track trial against government officials under probe by CBI and other agencies for corruption charges, reducing delays in deciding on such requests."
Apr 11, 2015 Clerk caught taking bribe in Panki: "taking Rs10,000 in cash."
Apr 8, 2015 Notice to Dhumal, 3 others in IPS officer's VRS case: "The state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau on June 17, 2014, had registered a case against Dhumal, Kapoor and Sharma on the charges of corruption, forgery and criminal conspiracy under section 120-B and 420 of IPC and Section 13(2) of prevention of corruption act."
Apr 6, 2015 Despite its anti-corruption creativity, India is still a one man, one bribe democracy
Apr 5, 2015 ED attaches 14 properties of Vyapam scam’s kingpin: "Enforcement Directorateofficials attached 7000 sq m residential complex, 21 acre land (in Bhind, Gwalior and Indore), four luxury cars, three kg gold and cash worth Rs 18 lakh belonging to Dr Sagar. The massive recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh, estimated to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore, allegedly been running for the past nine to ten years."
Apr 5, 2015 Chit fund scam: CBI quizzes ED lawyer: "The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the money trail in chit fund scams, was in for some embarrassment on Thursday when the CBI grilled its lawyer Debashis Panda for over two hours for his alleged complicity in Artha Tatwa (AT) Group fraud. Debashis is a former additional government advocate."
Apr 5, 2015 Scrap postal ballot for Medical Council of India polls to check corruption: "Around 87,000 doctors from across the state who are registered with the Maharashtra Medical Council are eligible to vote and they can post their ballot to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) till April 9."
Apr 1, 2015 Cartels in procurement loot railways of Rs 10,000 crore a year: E Sreedharan: ""Perhaps no Indian institution has been subjected to review by more committees than the railways, but the irony is, most reports gather dust with their recommendations unimplemented," Sreedharan says."
Mar 30, 2015 UPPCS exam cancelled after paper leak, three arrested: "The CM has also summoned Chairman of UPPSC Anil Yadav."
Mar 27, 2015 ACB busts drugs official's corrupt deals: "When the sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided his properties in Hyderabad on Friday, the book value of the assets seized was a mere Rs 1.5 crore, but sources said it could amount to anywhere up to a staggering Rs 50 crore."
Mar 27, 2015 Woman accuses Delhi airport official of verbally sexually harassing her, files complaint: "A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March 18 when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi. "
Mar 27, 2015 ‘Do you sleep with other men when your husband is at work’, an Immigration officer allegedly asked a traveler at Delhi Airport: " How many children do you have? Where have you left them? You young girls have children and then don't care and leave them with parents and do 'majja ' with men. Do u drink, do u smoke, do u eat chicken,do u have fun with men when your husband is not there Have you done surgery for birth control.? ( this was asked 4 times) Do you sleep with other men when your husband is at work? Would you like to have the third child with me because my wife doesn't want to have the 3rd child? Why are you going alone to Hongkong, to have fun with your husband, or anyone else? Will you have fun with me? Are u staying with anyone else in Hong Kong? Give me your personal number, which I could call you when your husband isn't at home"
Mar 27, 2015 In UP, the mafia-politician nexus rules: "“The entire bureaucracy — both civil and police — in Uttar Pradesh is left with two options: They can either work as agents of the ruling party or remain dumped in inconsequential posts. Those who toe the line survive. Those that do not can either move out of the state or go to heaven. It is that simple”."
Mar 27, 2015 Huge scam in waste disposal: CAG report: "According to the report the examination of the registration numbers of 92 vehicles used for dumping waste from the city to the yard revealed that they were either cars, bikes, scooters or auto-rickshaws."
Mar 25, 2015 Hooda government favoured Vadra in land deals: CAG: "Vadra's company, Skylight Hospitality, sold a prime 3.5 acre piece of land in Manesar in Gurgaon district to DLF in 2008 for Rs 58 crore. The land had, however, only cost his company around Rs 15 crore and was sold to DLF after obtaining change of land use (CLU) and other permissions from the Hooda government."
Mar 24, 2015 'Senior IO to probe corruption cases of IAS, IPS officers': "The previous government had purchased 1.28 lakh CFL bulbs at a cost of Rs 160 per piece."
Mar 23, 2015 79 pc rise in graft complaints to CVC; crosses 63k mark in '14: "More than 63,000 corruption complaints were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 2014, a rise of 79 per cent over the preceding year."
Mar 22, 2015 Woman create ruckus over corruption in block office
Mar 22, 2015 Naxal beats up foresters on charges of corruption
Mar 22, 2015 Women allege corruption in Samajwadi pension scheme: "against "rampant corruption" in the Uttar Pradesh government's Samajwadi pension scheme"
Mar 22, 2015 Railway Minister Prabhu acknowledges corruption exists in railways: "He acknowledged the existence of corruption and corrupt practices in areas including award of contracts and employment."
Mar 22, 2015 PDS scam ruffles Raman govt, 12 civil supplies officers arrested: " ACB sleuths seized cash worth Rs 3.64 crore during a raid on officers"
Mar 19, 2015 Watch: Students copying from textbooks, being helped by invigilators: "In an yet another incidence of malpractices during examinations in the state of Bihar, CNN-IBN accessed visuals that show students copying during the exam. In the video students can be seen being helped by invigilators and other school staff. Visuals also show students openly referring to textbooks and using chits."
Mar 19, 2015 Pune IAS officer held for ‘rape’ of four minors: " He called them over to his building basement on the pretext of offering them food."
Mar 16, 2015 AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials: "Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate."
Mar 16, 2015 AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials: "Michel had allegedly spent Rs 4 crore on air travels of top Indian officials, amongst them retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar. Michel had spent Rs 56 lakh on retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar and his family between 2010-2013, even after the officer had retired from the IAF. He paid for Nayyar's air travel and luxury hotel stays abroad. Nayyar's wife Rachita, daughter Ruchi, son Gaurav and daughter-in-law Smridi also travelled at Michel's expense."
Mar 14, 2015 Leakgate scandal: PwC mid-level executive under CBI scanner: "Sources said a few senior bureaucrats in the ministry of finance and commerce are under scanner for helping the companies obtain confidential documents, directly or through consultants."
Mar 12, 2015 Coalscam:Sanction to prosecute govt servants awaited, says CBI: "The CBI today told a special court that it was awaiting response of the competent authority on the issue of considering according sanction to prosecute public servants allegedly involved in a coalscam case relating to allocation of blocks to Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd (NPPL)."
Mar 12, 2015 Another case of official ‘leaks’, CBI arrests Mumbai CA, 2 Central staff: "CBI has registered a case of alleged sale of confidential documents related to foreign investment policies which were passed on to major corporate groups of the country."
Mar 11, 2015 Many officers involved in coal scam, probe will take a long time: Hansraj Ahir: "Hansraj Ahir, the BJP leader who is the whistle-blower in the coal block allocation scam, welcomed the development and said this was awaited. 'People expect that no accused shall be spared. Many officers are involved in the case and will take a long time. This is the first scam in which the entire recovery has been done.'"
Mar 11, 2015 Harish Salve promises to raise VVIP racism cases: "Joining the 'End VVIP racism' campaign is top Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve. It was on his petition that the sc ordered a slew of directions to curb misuse of red beacon and hooting horns for VIP vehicles. Salve is now planning to file a fresh application seeking further directions on VVIP movement and inconvenience casued to public."
Mar 10, 2015 ACB to attach properties of corrupt officials: "Suspended deputy collector Nitish Thakur leads the list of seven public servants, whose properties will be attached after following the due process of law."
Mar 6, 2015 Kerala tycoon has state's backing: "A day after UDF Chief Whip PC George's alleged that Kerala DGP tried to derail probe into Chandrabose murder case, he has handed over the evidence he claimed to have against the government to the chief minister. The pressure on Kerala CM is increasing to clear the air on the murder probe against businessman Mohammed Nisham. This comes after the UDF chief whip alleged that the Kerala DGP was trying to derail the probe."
Mar 6, 2015 TIMES NOW impact: Action against VVIP racism: "A senior-rank police officer was today transferred following the inquiry into the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Keshav Patil had been transferred to Mumbai police headquarters, official sources said."
Mar 6, 2015 VVIPs won't use number plates: "In New Delhi, the constitutional dignitaries flaunt the state emblem on their vehicles. But documents accessed by TIMES NOW claims, one cannot skip the number plate and just have the emblem. On the car of Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, there is a red beacon, Indian flag, the state emblem but not the number plate. Legal experts and the political class agree that the law is being flouted by the VVIPs. VVIPs have been displaying the status symbol and with nobody"
Mar 5, 2015 Srinagar Airport: A special gate for VVIPs: "There seems to be no end to VVIP Racism. Here's another instance from Srinagar where VVIP Racism has the common man up in arms as he has to reach airport nearly 3 hours prior to his flight as they have to wait at the entrance of the airport for hours and all thanks to the VVIPs as they zip through."