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Oct 27, 2013 A bureaucracy that governs, not reigns: "Its poor performance contributes to India's governance problem."
Oct 27, 2013 'Corrupt babu' charged: "A chargesheet has been filed against an inspector working at the Quepem mamlatdar office (civil supplies section) for demanding a bribe of 1,000 from a resident of Cacora, in South Goa."
Oct 26, 2013 ACB reports eight cases in two days: "In two days, ACB has managed to trap municipal corporation officials, revenue department officials, irrigation department officials, police personnel and forest department officials."
Oct 26, 2013 Filmmakers preferring foreign spots due to red tapism: Bhatt: ""We end up giving money over and under the table whereas when we shoot abroad we get a red carpet welcome, it (shooting) turns out to be cheap,""
Oct 26, 2013 Modi says officer who gave info about ISI to Rahul wanted a Congress ticket: "After Jhansi, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the electoral battle to Udaipur in Rajasthan, where he continued his anti-Congress rhetoric taking on Rahul Gandhi over his comments on Muzaffarnagar riots, secularism, inflation and deteriorating law and order situation in the state."
Oct 25, 2013 Corruption Currents: From Canceling Deals to Ending Data Agreements: "India began moving to cancel a 556-million-euro helicopter contract with AgustaWestland following allegations that bribes were paid to Indian officials to help it win the 2010 deal."
Oct 25, 2013 Anti-Corruption Bureau springs five traps across Gujarat: "The officials managed to catch a deputy conservator of forests (DFO) red-handed taking a bribe."
Oct 24, 2013 India moves to cancel Italian helicopter deal over graft scandal: "Italian prosecutors suspect kickbacks worth around 10 percent of the deal -- 50 million euros -- were paid to Indian officials, according to Italian media reports."
Oct 24, 2013 फूड इन्स्पेक्टर ने कमोड में बहाए घूस में मिले नोट, पर पकड़ा गया: "एसीबी ने जब उस इन्स्पेक्टर के घर पर छापा मारा, तो बचने के लिए वह पहले तो टॉयलेट में छुप गया. इसके बाद उसने रुपयों को कमोड में बहा दिया. जब इन्स्पेक्टर ने पानी में हाथ धोया, तो उसके हाथ लाल हो गए. आखिरकार फूड इन्स्पेक्टर रंगे हाथों पकड़ा गया."
Oct 23, 2013 Mamata's man as rights panel chief?: "The West Bengal government has been at loggerheads with the state Human Rights Commission for quite some time now, but Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finally seems to have found a solution to silence the voices of dissent. A known TMC loyalist and former DGP, Naparajit Mukherjee has been nominated by the state government to head the human rights panel much to the opposition's ire."
Oct 22, 2013 IAS is Dying,What’s Next?: " the hallowed steel frame of India, the IAS at its helm, stands beaten into utter submission, and corroded beyond repair. The ignominy facing PC Parakh, the well-regarded Union coal secretary between March 2004 and December 2005, is just a case in point. For all ephemeral social media support that came their way, IAS officers like Ashok Khemka in Haryana and Durga Shakti Nagpal in U.P., have had it just as bad."
Oct 22, 2013 I am being victimized, publicly humiliated for exposing 'public loot', Ashok Khemka says: "In an 11-page letter to the chief secretary PK Chaudhery, he attacked chief minister's principal secretary SS Dhillon and alleged that he along with senior officers had "ganged up" against him and he was facing action for failing to toe the line of the political masters."
Oct 21, 2013 UP home guard who exposed graft in his department dies mysteriously: "In a shocking development in Uttar Pradesh, the whistleblower who had revealed that bribes were being paid by home guards to their commandants in parts of Uttar Pradesh to fix duties of their choice, has died under mysterious circumstances."
Oct 21, 2013 CBI may question few PMO officials: "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's strong defence of the Hindalco allocation may have created pressure on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to go slow on the investigation. Just a few days after filing the FIR against Kumar Mangalam Birla, CBI sources now say that the decision on the FIR will be taken after statements of some Prime Minister's Office (PMO) officials are recorded. CBI sources have not ruled out the option of quashing the FIR and are likely to send a questionnaire to the PMO soon."
Oct 21, 2013 ASI starts excavation to find gold in Unnao fort: "The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village after a Hindu Seer Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar claimed that he had a dream in which the former king told him about a buried treasure."
Oct 21, 2013 Vadra case behind seeds chargesheet: Khemka to Chief Secy: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka has alleged that fellow officer S S Dhillon approved the latest chargesheet against him because he (Khemka) exposed Dhillon's role in granting a commercial colony licence to Sky Light Hospitality, owned by Robert Vadra."
Oct 21, 2013 Home ministry officials hijack foreign trip meant for pilots, engineers: "Their eagerness to travel to Lisbon, Cairo, Istanbul and Dubai at the public exchequer's cost at a time when the government is supposed to be in austerity mode resulted in three engineers being offloaded, while the trip itself was expanded from nine to 14 days."
Oct 21, 2013 Colagate and Radia tapes: Is corporate India now under siege?: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will stand by the FIR against Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam when it files a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on the investigations. The status report will include all the 14 FIRs that have been filed so far in the coalgate scam by the CBI."
Oct 20, 2013 UP: There should be logic behind ASI's excavation in Unnao, says Kalam: "Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said there must be some logical conclusion behind the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavating gold at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work was taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village after a Hindu Seer Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar claimed that he had a dream in which the former king told him about a buried treasure."
Oct 20, 2013 UP treasure hunt: ASI downplays prophecy: "As the hunt for the 1000 tonne gold treasure in the sleepy Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh continues, the ASI's which had come under fire for chasing a 'sadhu's dream clarified that it's carrying out excavations not because of the seer's dream, but based on a report by Geological Survey of India."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tapes: SC orders CBI probe: "Observing that tapped telephonic conversations between Niira Radia, politicians and others prima facie revealed "deep-rooted malice", the Supreme Court today ordered CBI probe into six issues relating to corrupt practices being adopted for private gains."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tape: SC orders CBI enquiry into 14 instances of criminality: "The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI enquiry into 14 instances of criminality in the Niira Radia case."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tapes: CBI to probe nexus between babus, private firms now: "“There is a deep rooted malice by private enterprises in connivance with the government officials and Radia's conversations suggest influential persons indulged in corrupt practices for private gains,""
Oct 16, 2013 'IAS officer and wife of Delhi power secy among those who invested in tax haven'
Oct 16, 2013 Akhilesh's bureaucrats expolit children: "Bureaucrats or Maharajas? Young children were forced to fan for senior bureaucrats in Hasanpur village of Shamli district of West UP. DM Shamli had gone to the village for inspection of development works. While the officers were holding meeting with villagers, young children were pressed into service to fan the officers. Once children even tried to leave after being tired, they were again pressed in service."
Oct 16, 2013 MP temple tragedy: Who should be held accountable for the stampede?: "There seems to no stop to political blame game on the Madhya Pradesh stampede which took 115 lives on Sunday. With the elections scheduled later in November, the Congress doesn't want to let go any opportunity. The Congress has asked Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to resign form the government."
Oct 16, 2013 Temple stampede: No lesson learnt so far: "Even though Ratangarh Temple stampede was not the first such incident, no lessons have been learnt so far. One hundred fifteen people have died so far and the toll is likely to rise. Many similar such incidents have taken place and hundreds of people have lost their lives."
Oct 16, 2013 UP: ASI to excavate fort in Unnao as sadhu dreams of hidden gold there: "The government's dream to take control of temple gold to rescue a struggling economy may not have gone far. But a sadhu's dream of hidden gold at a fort in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh has prompted the Archaeological Survey of India to survey the area and begin excavation work in the next two days."
Oct 15, 2013 Centre orders huge treasure hunt, after sadhu dreams of 1,000 tonnes gold: "the sadhu Shobhan Sarkar saw in his "dreams" that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried in the remains of the fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux."
Oct 15, 2013 Sadhu dreams of hidden gold, ASI to excavate fort in UP: "Mahant, minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries, had visited Sarkar's ashram here on September 22 and October 7 and assured him of needful action."
Oct 13, 2013 SANITATION: The Throneless...: "64% of Indians defecate in the open; 60% of all open defecations in the world are in India"
Oct 8, 2013 Tax officials helped Niira Radia dodge crores in taxes: CBI: "officers of the income tax department connived with the former corporate lobbyist to help her dodge hundreds of crores in taxes by fudging documents."
Oct 6, 2013 Maligned and ridiculed agency has last laugh: "as many as 45 accused in the fodder scam were convicted, including former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra. This is a unique example of two Chief Ministers, belonging to rival political parties, being convicted in one case. Apart from Lalu Prasad and Mishra, Janata Dal (United) leader and Jahanabad MP Jagdish Sharma as well as three formers IAS officers have been convicted."
Oct 3, 2013 Income Tax officials raid diamond traders in Mumbai, Surat
Oct 3, 2013 Income Tax officials raid diamond traders in Mumbai, Surat: "Last week Mumbai diamond traders had felicitated Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and had weighed him in silver."
Oct 3, 2013 Lalu's ex-secretary dodging CBI for 17 years: "His secretary Mukul Kishore Kapoor disappeared after the scam was unearthed. "Mukul knew more than anyone as he was considered the eyes and ears of Lalu Prasad. But he disappeared soon after fodder scam surfaced. It was Mukul who reportedly kept all accounts of huge amount of the fodder scam (money),""
Oct 3, 2013 Fodder scam: only hidden agenda was to loot public money says Judge: "High level politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen had connived together in the Rs. 900 crore fodder scam with only one "hidden agenda" to loot public money"
Oct 1, 2013 CBI files FIR against Kalanithi Maran: "Sources have told TIMES NOW that the CBI has filed a FIR against Sun TV networks' executive chairman Kalanithi Maran and BSNL officers in the scam involving over 300 BSNL phone line connections. Dayanidhi Maran is also under the scanner in this scam."
Oct 1, 2013 Jaitley alleges misuse of investigative agencies: "In a scathing letter to the Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley has accused the UPA government of misusing investigative agencies, alleging that the CBI and the NIA have colluded with the politics of the Congress in Gujarat encounter case to target BJP leaders."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu's next battle against bugs, mosquitoes
Sep 30, 2013 Modi lashes out at Congress, says it used CBI, IB against him: "After addressing his first rally in Delhi as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi was greeted at Mumbai by his party workers amidst a thunderous applause."
Sep 30, 2013 When Rs 950 crore was passed off as chickenfeed: "Politicians and senior officials in Bihar would invent livestock herds and show fake bills for withdrawing the money for various agricultural support programmes, such as purchase of fodder, medicine and artificial insemination equipment."
Sep 30, 2013 IAS officer who stumbled upon fodder scam in 1996: "The Lalu government, by then panicky over the lid having been blown off, set up a probe panel under development commissioner Phulchand Singh. "But TOI exposed how members of the committee themselves were prima-facie involved in the scam," says Khare. Singh was among those who were convicted on Monday. Reprisal against Khare was swift. He was first sent to Bihar State Leather Corporation . a defunct PSU where employees had not been paid for months. Then, he was moved as secretary, Board of Examinations, another comatose body Blowing the lid also meant Khare had to appear as prosecution witness in CBI court between 2002 and 2008."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu Prasad taken to jail after conviction in fodder scam case: "Besides Lalu, the court of Pravas Kumar Singh convicted another 44 accused, including Mishra, six politicians and four IAS officers, for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury."
Sep 29, 2013 Rural Andhra Pradesh fights corrupt officials: "80 per cent of complaints received during the last five years came from rural areas. People from economically-backward sections, unable to pay bribes, have been approaching the ACB to take action against corrupt officials."
Sep 29, 2013 MP officer exposes bureaucratic corruption through fiction novel: "story of a district collector sexually exploiting young girls at a rest house and causing injury to a victim due to which she has to be rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night"
Sep 27, 2013 Maharashtra: CAG slams MHADA for shoddy repair, reconstruction of buildings: "The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has slammed the Maharashtra Housing and Areas Development Authority (MHADA) for shoddy state of buildings in the city. While the Mumbra collapse highlighted the issue of substandard construction posing a danger to lives, the recent CAG report has come down heavily on the shoddy repair and reconstruction work carried out by MHADA in dilapidated buildings in Mumbai, endangering thousands of lives."
Sep 26, 2013 Gold smuggling: 3 Customs officials among 7 accused: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused three officials of the Customs Department, including Deputy Commissioner C. Madhavan, of corruption in connection with the smuggling of gold into the country through the Cochin international airport at Nedumbassery."
Sep 25, 2013 'Corrupt' Pernem municipal council chief officer suspended: "who was allegedly caught on camera accepting a bribe in exchange for issuing an NOC for a photo studio"
Sep 24, 2013 Vuda scam: Cops probe netas' role: "Crime Investigation Department (CID) sleuths investigating the sensational Vuda land scam have not only launched a manhunt for the absconding key accused in the case, including accused number one V Nagendra Vishnu, a senior IAS officer and AP State Warehousing Corporation managing director, but have also trained their guns on politicians allegedly involved in the scam."
Sep 23, 2013 Senior IAS officer arrested in Srinagar: "A senior IAS officer was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) Monday for suspected corruption over a land lease at the famous Gulmarg ski resort."
Sep 23, 2013 Scams, jockeying for top posts cripple railways
Sep 23, 2013 Kenya attack: No help from MEA, says slain Indian’s family: "“There has been very little information flowing from the Ministry of External Affairs,” says the relative. “We have had to do everything for ourselves. Their reaction has been shoddy, to say the least.”"
Sep 21, 2013 'Why should I step aside? I'm not disqualified,' said the BCCI chief when asked if he would quit following the chargesheet against Gurunath Meiyappan.: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted raids at the residence and office of Deputy chief security officer of AIIMS in connection with alleged irregularities in purchase of security equipment."
Sep 19, 2013 PWD executive engineer caught accepting bribe: "accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. The official had allegedly demanded the bribe from a contractor to clear his pending bills of Rs 38 lakh."
Sep 19, 2013 Recruitment scam: KAS officer 'discharged' from service: "The State government has initiated action against KAS officer Asha Parveen in the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) appointment scam, for which consecutive state governments have come under criticism from the High Court. "
Sep 19, 2013 Delhi bungalow is costliest property to be attached: " The ED claims the bungalow is owned by Arun Kumar Mishra, a former chief engineer of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, with "proceeds of crime". Mishra, who is being prosecuted by the CBI and ED for conducting illicit transactions through fictitious banks accounts, paid Rs 23.26 crore for the property in 2007."
Sep 16, 2013 WB polio goof-up: 67 kids administered Hepatitis B, hospitalised: "In a major goof-up, sixty-seven children were hospitalised in Arambag near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops on Sunday. 40 of them are still under observation."
Sep 16, 2013 Indian embassy asks court to reissue notice to sister of tainted IAS officer Arvind Joshi: "Sources also claimed that the Joshi's had been delaying submission of their replies on one pretext or the other. Their properties were valued at Rs 42 crore by the SPE."
Sep 16, 2013 Champapet sub-registrar arrested for taking bribe: "Shamiuddin approached Raoof with the bribe amount and based on instructions, handed over Rs 8,000 to the sub-registrar's car driver Khaja at the Champapet sub-registrar office premises"
Sep 16, 2013 Government mulls shield for retired babus in corruption cases
Sep 16, 2013 Exemption of IAS officials from corruption case kicks up a row: "the cabinet decided to exempt P J Thomas, former Chief Vigilance Commission (since retired) and also Jiji Thomson, Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI), the fifth and eighth accused respectively in the ongoing corruption case registered by the state Vigilance department in 1997. "
Sep 13, 2013 Are Indian hospitals so bad that babus need treatment abroad, at our cost?: "Why should I, the tax payer, be paying for a babu’s procedure when a heart surgery in India, at a decent place, costs just over $1.5 K while a similar procedure in the US may cost over $100 K?"
Sep 11, 2013 Govt to change law to protect retired babus from graft probe: "Investigating agencies may soon be required to seek the Centre’s permission to question even senior retired officials in a corruption case, a move that is likely to pit it against the Supreme Court."
Sep 7, 2013 As economy limps, netas, babus blow up taxpayers’ money: ""Maintaining the rent-free bungalows of 77 central ministers cost the public exchequer Rs. 100 crore over the last three years at a time when an average middle-class Delhi family was finding it difficult to buy a home as rising prices put a dent in its savings"; "UPA ministers, forced to fly economy in 2008 at the time of the global economic slowdown, are back in the business class. In 2011-12, the government paid Rs. 678 crore on the air fares of 40 globetrotting ministers — 12 times more than the previous year’s sum.""
Sep 7, 2013 Are appointment to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism?: "A day after the Judicial Accountability Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, CNN-IBN has assessed documents that reveal nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, particularly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court."
Sep 5, 2013 Only 5 out of 22 jail CCTVs were working when Shankar fled: Sources: "The Bangalore police is still struggling to catch alleged rapist and serial killer 'Pyscho Shankar' as he continues to be on the run. Police sources have told CNN-IBN that only five out of 22 CCTVs were working at Bangalore's central jail when Shankar escaped."
Sep 2, 2013 Big Jump in Corruption Complaints: "“The commission received more than 37,000 complaints during 2012 as compared to 17,407 complaints in 2011"
Sep 2, 2013 Karnataka Lokayukta police raid houses of 21 babus, recover Rs 4.5 cr
Aug 29, 2013 Use mobile camera to shoot down the corrupt: Kiran Bedi: "“Today almost every government office is synonymous to corruption as the country doesn’t have stringent laws to punish them. All government offices should use cameras so that all corrupt practices within the premises can be recorded,”"
Aug 24, 2013 Leave travel concession scam: Delhi to Jaipur via Brazil: "Would anyone in their right mind go from Delhi to Jaipur via Sao Paulo? Or travel from Mumbai to Port Blair via Dubai? The suggestion is crazy, you might say. But this is precisely what a couple of top PSU officials have done to claim their leave travel concession (LTC)."
Aug 24, 2013 Leave travel concession scam: Delhi to Jaipur via Brazil: "Most of the SCI staffers under scrutiny are senior executives including a former chairman and a director who submitted forged or exaggerated tickets issued by two private travel agents based in Mumbai."
Aug 22, 2013 Antrix Devas and the second generation scam: "Devas claimed to be a satellite communication company, ostensibly started by a few former ISRO employees, including a humble chaprasi but reportedly controlled by some of the highest and mightiest in the land. Had the deal not been aborted by a vigilant media, it would have resulted in more than Rs 2 lakh crore loss to the government"
Aug 20, 2013 निरीक्षकों ने परिवहन सचिव के तबादले की मुहिम छेड़ी: "रांची, परिवहन विभाग में भ्रष्टाचार की नदी बहती है। अवैध कमाई पर रोक लगने से विभाग के अधीनस्थ पदाधिकारी आगबबूला होकर एकजूट होकर वरीय अधिकारी की खिलाफत करना शुरू कर देते हैं।"
Aug 19, 2013 Use of red beacons by authorities is reminiscent of British Raj: SC: "The Supreme Court has cracked the whip on the use of red beacons by VIPs. The court has asked all state governments to review the security given to VIPs."
Aug 18, 2013 Fake degree holder as guide for PhD aspirants: "The TOI report had revealed how CMJU "sold" thousands of fake degrees, including 4,000 PhDs for amounts ranging from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. "
Aug 17, 2013 Coal scam: Govt admits a few files are missing, Oppn alleges cover up: "Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal blocks allocation scam have gone missing. The minister said the files between 1993 and 2004 are missing."
Aug 16, 2013 The Idea Exchange »'Corruption prevails not only in BMC, but in all municipal bodies in MMR'
Aug 15, 2013 Canadian business man guilty of conspiring to bribe Indian officials: "A Canadian businessman “targeted” prominent Indian officials with $450,000 U.S. in bribes in a failed bid-rigging plot to win an airline security contract, an Ottawa judge ruled Thursday.", "He organized a $200,000 U.S. bribe for the co-chair of the selection committee for the Air India security project and a $250,000 U.S. bribe for then-minister of civil aviation Praful Patel.""
Aug 14, 2013 Chargesheet filed against 12 officials in corruption, criminal conspiracy cases: "for illegal allotment of 182.07 acre government land in Kishanganj district between 1997 and 2000 for tea plantation."
Aug 14, 2013 Commercial tax officer arrested in DA case: "searches on the properties and offices of a commercial tax deputy commissioner and unearthed Rs 15 crore worth disproportionate assets"
Aug 14, 2013 Irrigation official in ACB trap: "arrested an assistant engineer of irrigation department while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a person for clearing a file."
Aug 13, 2013 Who in PMO favoured Agusta deal?: "The CAG slammed the Defence Ministry and Air Force for "several instances" of deviation from rules in the procurement of VVIP choppers in the Rs 3,727 crore AgustaWestland deal. In its report tabled in Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General also questioned the decision of the then IAF chief to hold the trials of the two contenders for the deal abroad. The CAG also noted that the benchmark cost of Rs 4,871.5 crore for the 12 VVIP choppers was "unreasonably high" as compared to the Rs 3,966 crore quoted by AgustaWestland."
Aug 13, 2013 There is a lot of corruption in Indian military contracts: "Edmonds Allen, a New York-based businessman, is behind a major investigation into corruption in Indian arms purchases. After working with alleged arms dealer Abhishek Verma, he shocked the Indian defence establishment last year when he sent a bundle of top secret documents to the ministry."
Aug 13, 2013 7 Haryana IAS officers stonewalled Khemka's probe into Vadra land deal: "Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in his report had accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's of being benefitted by falsifying land documents. CNN-IBN has found that the Haryana government probe appointed to inquire into Khemka's charges has raised more questions than answers as Khemka was stonewalled at every step, not just by the state government but also by officers of his own cadre."
Aug 11, 2013 IIT-Patna director charged in Coalnet scam: "He is also accused of making back-to-back payments to TCG Software."
Aug 10, 2013 Robert Vadra pocketed large premium on colony license: Ashok Khemka: "the Haryana's Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) "ignored rules and regulations to allow crony capitalists operating as middlemen to flourish and appropriate market premium of a license." "The DTCP aided Vadra in making these sham transactions,""
Aug 8, 2013 CBI awaits sanction to prosecute multi-crore scams accused: "The CBI is awaiting sanction for prosecution of 36 high-ranking officials"
Aug 5, 2013 Unauthorised use of sirens, beacons should be dealt with strictly: SC: "The Supreme Court on Monday said that unauthorised use of sirens and beacons should be dealt with strictly and exemplary fines should be imposed on those violating the rule. "
Aug 4, 2013 RJD alleges 'loot' of MNREGA funds in Bihar: "issue a white paper detailing utilisation of Rs. 8110.84 crore under the central flagship scheme between 2007 and 2012. The MNREGA has flopped in Bihar due to 'loot' of funds under the scheme by the official machinery as pointed out by the CAG in its report"
Aug 3, 2013 Anti-Corruption Bureau catches bank manager taking bribe: "He had demanded bribe of Rs 17,000 for sanctioning a loan of Rs 3.50 lakh."
Aug 3, 2013 Trapped in corruption net: "Once the initial heat generated by actions of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) in such cases dies down, the departments concerned make the complainants 'pay' dearly."
Jul 30, 2013 Junnar forest officer held for taking bribe: ""Bhalerao also told Muluk that he had been cheated on several occasions by the latter and demanded Rs 8,000 per month. Initially, Bhalerao asked for Rs 50,000, but settled for Rs 25,000. Muluk, meanwhile, then approached the ACB."
Jul 29, 2013 Bangalore: Civic body faces corruption allegations: "After potholes and uncollected garbage, the civic body in Bangalore has now come under fire over corruption allegations. In order to combat garbage and potholes in the city, the civic body had come up with a plan of issuing ward level officers with digital cameras so that they can click photos of potholes and garbage and alert head office."
Jul 29, 2013 Lack of monitoring, corruption plague mid-day meal scheme
Jul 28, 2013 System defeats scientist return: "his 25-month stay in India is a tale of how an entrenched science bureaucracy stonewalled a newcomer, senior administrators failed to curb the harassment, and good intentions deteriorated into bitter acrimony."
Jul 26, 2013 Survey official held for corruption: " the survey superintendent demanded Rs 50,000 as bribe for sanctioning compensation for the land acquired from Nair."
Jul 26, 2013 Former ONGC officers sentenced to imprisonment for corruption: "former senior finance and account officers of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), ERBC, Sibsagar (Assam), and sentenced them to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 20,000 each for cheating the organisation to the tune of nearly Rs 1.38 crore. "
Jul 25, 2013 BMC has misplaced over 9,000 important files, reveals RTI query: "Major lapses have surfaced in the working of Mumbai's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. An RTI query has revealed that the department has misplaced over 9,000 files."
Jul 23, 2013 CBI nabs FCI official, accomplice for graft: "allegedly caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 80,000 from a rice seller."