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Jan 1, 2013 Assam: Airport official caught taking Rs 50K bribe - Oneindia
Jan 1, 2013 Nalasopara civic clerk caught taking bribe - Times of India
Dec 31, 2012 Bihar sacks 251 rural job scheme officials for graft: "the performance audit of the MGNREGS in Bihar found that 73 percent of the Rs.8,189 crore scheme fund, spent in the state's 38 districts in six years (2006-12), were embezzled by the implementing authorities."
Dec 28, 2012 Finally, authorities wake up in Punjab: "After much uproar over the rape and suicide case of a 17-year-old girl in Patiala, the Punjab police finally spoke out today (December 28). But instead of any promise of action, the cops chose to indulge in an endless round of self praise. The question is- why is the Punjab government silent now?"
Dec 22, 2012 Nation outraged, authorities out of sync: "The anger and indignation coursing through the streets of India is palpable but the government once again has nothing but rhetoric to offer, completely disregarding the fact that time and again they have failed to protect women in their hour of need. The Home Secretary praised the Delhi police, calling their handling of the case outstanding but the Chief Minister doesn't quite think so."
Dec 21, 2012 CBI charges Airtel, Vodafone, ex-telecom secy in 2002 case: "THE CBI Friday filed a chargesheet against telecom firms Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Vodafone Mobile and former telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh, accusing them of criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct in the allocation of additional spectrum in 2002"
Dec 19, 2012 Dear VIP, instead of shedding tears for rape victim, shed your inflated security: "7,315 cops are dedicated to keep just 416 of you safe, often bolster your ego, sometimes even run your errands. If some of them were on Delhi streets on Sunday night, the 23-year-old girl would perhaps not have been gangraped on a moving bus"
Dec 16, 2012 Malik blames Indian agencies for failure to prevent 26/11: "Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik today blamed Indian security agencies for their "failure" to prevent the Mumbai terror attack and alleged that Indian non-state actors were involved in the massacre."
Dec 15, 2012 Quota in promotions: 18 lakh employees on strike in UP: "bout 18 lakh employees and officers of UP government on Thursday (Dec 13) went on a flash strike boycotting work in protest against attempts at "forcible passage" of the SC/ST quota bill in Rajya Sabha, saying the stir will continue."
Dec 15, 2012 Doctor kills newborn baby in J&K?: "A government doctor and two of his accompalices were arrested for allegedly killing a new born baby in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. What's worse is that the doctor was allegedly paid by the mother to commit the gruesome crime."
Dec 15, 2012 Day-old baby murdered for being born out of wedlock: "In a shocking incident, a government doctor and two others were charged with murdering a one-day-old infant only because it was born out of wedlock."
Dec 15, 2012 Lokayukta police to probe BBMP garbage tenders: "He alleged that BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel, Urban Development Principal Secretary Amita Prasad and eight others conspired to benefit the contractors by tampering with the tender process."
Dec 11, 2012 प्रॉपर्टी के धंधे में कालाबाज़ारी का बोलबाला?: "ताज़ा अनुमानों के अनुसार भारत की ‘काली अर्थव्यवस्था’ का आकार, देश के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद के 25 से 50 % तक है."
Dec 10, 2012 NGOs allege 'corruption' in child development scheme
Dec 9, 2012 UP: Bijnor DM asks women not to wear black clothes: "A regressive and strange diktat has ruffled feathers in Uttar Pradesh. Muslim woman students in Bijnor cannot wear their black burkhas as woman students have been barred from wearing any clothing of black colour."
Dec 9, 2012 Sleep on RTI queries, babus tell juniors: "RTI appeals pile up as officials stonewall queries"
Dec 6, 2012 'Loyal' bureaucrats being made information commissioners: SC: ""Loyal" bureaucrats are being appointed as information commissioners at the Centre and State transparency panels, the Supreme Court observed today, saying it's order for judicial members in the Commissions would make them independent and free from government influence."
Dec 6, 2012 Delhi ventilator snag kills 5: Who is responsible?: " The police on Wednesday arrested a Delhi government hospital's technician and the supervisor in a medical negligence case after five ICU patients died after their oxygen supply was cut off during maintenance"
Dec 6, 2012 Delhi ICU deaths: Families of victims seek justice: "It's been three days since five people died at government-run Shushruta Trauma Centre after their oxygen supply was allegedly cut off during maintenance work but the special committee formed by the state health departme"
Dec 5, 2012 NY Times: Indian Official Starts Pulling Up Corruption’s Roots in Mumbai: "Each of the 33 homes in the 11-story building would come with a private lily pond, a car elevator and parking spaces for three cars next to the living room."
Dec 5, 2012 चीन और श्रीलंका से ज्यादा 'भ्रष्ट' है भारत: "श्रीलंका और भूटान में भारत से कम भ्रष्टाचार बताया गया है. इस सूची में श्रीलंका को 79वें और भूटान को 33वें स्थान पर रखा गया है."
Dec 5, 2012 Denmark, Finland, New Zealand at top in corruption ranking; India 94th: "China ranked 80th after 75th in 2011."
Dec 4, 2012 Delhi: Ventilator snag cuts off oxygen supply, leaves 4 dead: " In a shocking case of medical negligence in a Delhi government hospital, four people died after their oxygen supply was cut off while carrying out repair work. The four patients at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU"
Nov 28, 2012 Bihar: '75 per cent of MNREGA funds siphoned off': "The MGNREGA programme in Bihar has run into a controversy. A survey conducted by an NGO shows that nearly 75 per cent of funds have been allegedly siphoned off by local officials. In some cases, money was allegedl"
Nov 25, 2012 The mother of all scams: "The 2G and Coal scams stunned the nation -- they robbed the nation of lakhs of crores. But now prepare to be shocked again. NewsX's Special Investigation is about to show you how the roots of the mining scam run much deeper than reported ever before -- and how a nexus of mining mafias in cahoots with corrupt officials is looting, plundering and raping the nation of its most crucial and valuable assets without any fear of the law and right from under the noses of the govt which seems to protect them more than punish them."
Nov 23, 2012 Are our war heroes victims of red tapism?: "Former NSG commandos Surender Singh and PV Manesh, who fought Mumbai attackers, say that the government has not paid their dues."
Nov 21, 2012 HC asks govt to sack Mylarappa: "Mylarappa is said to have assisted his PhD student, M Venkataramanappa, allowing him to copy more than 100 pages from his PhD thesis. The registrar’s own PhD thesis has also been slammed for plagiarism."
Nov 20, 2012 Former UP chief secretary Neera Yadav gets 3-year jail for Noida land scam: "Tuesday's verdict is connected to her making illegal allotments to her relatives, bureaucrats and politicians. Incidentally, Yadav and her husband Mahendra Singh are BJP members since 2009.", "Yadav cornered four plots for her two daughters, husband and herself. One of these measuring 500 sq metres has a palatial bungalow. CBI claims the properties are worth crores. The CBI also found that Yadav's husband, Mahendra Singh, owns real estate in London and Glasgow. In India, the family allegedly owns properties in Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad and Lucknow in UP apart from Bangalore and Mumbai."
Nov 18, 2012 Omar justifying corruption on pretext of coalition govt:Sayeed: "Opposition PDP patriarch Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seems to be offering a "license" to politicians and civil servants by justifying corruption on the pretext of coalition politics."
Nov 18, 2012 Have we accepted corruption in public life?: "Political corruption was there even during the time of Pandit Nehru. But later a rapid erosion in the selfless dedication of leaders led to the growth of corruption in the entire body politic."
Nov 11, 2012 Inflated water bills: Time for DJB to fix its systems?: "A water bill of Rs 2 crore left a small Delhi family gasping this month. Satvir Kaur and Paramjit Singh were speechless when they saw their bill of Rs 2.39 crore. And it was not just Satvir. Her neighbor Usha"
Nov 10, 2012 PDP alleges rampant corruption in J&K machinery: ""The state has completely fallen into the stranglehold of vested interest that is engaged in brazen loot of public exchequer and national wealth,""
Nov 10, 2012 Citizens Against Corruption: Your Voice: "People tell us which government department according to them is the most corrupt"
Nov 8, 2012 Need more clarity in law to act against political hierarchy: CVC: "The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has sought "more clarity" in a legislation governing its mandate in probing complaints of corruption against politicians or civil servants."
Nov 7, 2012 Why India loves a good electrician: "Many Indians seem to be proud of their ability to deal with inefficiency - but how long can a country that projects itself as a global powerhouse continue to put up with a situation where anything that can go wrong, usually does?"
Nov 5, 2012 Junior engineer in Anti Corruption Bureau net
Nov 3, 2012 Properties of corrupt babus would now house schools in MP: "Madhya Pradesh government has decided that confiscated premises of officials found guilty of corruption would be turned into schools or 'anganwadi' centres (nurseries for underprivileged children), as in Bihar."
Nov 3, 2012 Citizen Against Corruption: Road only on Paper: "CJ Col Sehrawat exposes how a road constructed by DSIIDC at a cost of Rs 2.3 crores in Delhi exists only on paper!"
Nov 3, 2012 Corruption keeps industry at bay: "While the state government is pulling out all the stops to woo industrialists, skewed tax policy and corruption in government departments threatens to undermine its efforts. Some major companies in Pithampur near Indore are running from pillar to post for VAT refund."
Nov 2, 2012 Government officials at minister's service: "There is a major controversy over the wedding of Andhra Transport Minister's daughter. Minister Botsa Satyanarayana Rao has allegedly misused his position and utilised the service of the government officials for the wedding. The minister has deployed close to 750 police personnel for the wedding preparations. Rao's ministry has also issued a requisition to 300 private taxis to be at the service of the Minister for the wedding. Even a delegation of ministers have decided to hold review meetings close to the wedding venue at Vizag. This raises questions on whether the meeting was specifically held to fund the travel expenses of these big shot ministers' to attend the wedding."
Nov 1, 2012 Act against corrupt staff: Mayor-in-council
Nov 1, 2012 Anti-Corruption | One man, one bribe: "Threats began to come his way thick and fast, he says, from local criminals, politicians, government officials, even the police."
Nov 1, 2012 276 public servants convicted for corruption in Odisha
Nov 1, 2012 Is the Centre shielding the Odisha mining cartel?: "Iron mines in Odisha escape fines worth hundreds of crores, according to a new report. Odisha's Steel and Mines Secretary has recommended recovery of revenue from excess mining from all 198 mines."
Oct 30, 2012 Bangalore drowning in its garbage: "Over the past many weeks, the residents of Bangalore have been fighting a war against garbage. However, their problems have only mounted after two landfills in the city have shut down, owing to which the garbage is not cleared from the streets for days together. But with city dwellers putting pressure, the BBMP and private contractors are arbidly clearing garbage from city. The question here is- where is this garbage being taken to?"
Oct 26, 2012 Clean chit for Vadra's deals?: "Inquiries conducted by 4 deputy commissioners indicate that there was no wrongdoing in land deals involving Robert Vadra. On October 12, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka had asked the deputy commissioners to inspect documents registered from 2005 in the Robert Vadra land deals. The IAS officer had taken on the Haryana Government for his transfers alleging that he was being targeted for demanding probe into Vadra's deals."
Oct 26, 2012 Ministry of Defence seeks details on army's helicopter deals: "V.S. Saini, who is currently posted at Officers Training Academy in Chennai, had made contact with the company's consultants in early 2010, specifically offering to swing the deal AgustaWestland's way in exchange for a percentage consideration on the final deal value, which worked out to nearly `25 crore."
Oct 25, 2012 Attari truckers union accuse CWC, BSF men of corruption: "serious allegations of corruption against certain officials of the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and Border Security Force (BSF)"
Oct 25, 2012 MSEDCL junior engineer held for corruption: "for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a contractor for granting permission to install electricity meters."
Oct 25, 2012 'Honest' officials protest Akhihesh's 'bureaucracy is corrupt' statement: "It is an uncomfortable truth that has sent the state's bureaucracy into a tizzy. Days after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav remark, not for the first time either, that UP's bureaucracy was "neck deep in corruption""
Oct 22, 2012 Another scam in the offing?: "The CAG report points to alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 1100 crore in the state building construction department."
Oct 20, 2012 IOA splurged 4 crore on officials: "shockingly reveals that IOA officials splurged close to a whopping Rs. 4 crore for the officials and their families during the 2012 Olympics in London."
Oct 20, 2012 IGP turns 31 cops into domestic help, suspended: ""This is not an isolated case. Many officers of the Punjab Police are used to this kind of lifestyle,""
Oct 19, 2012 Pune: Enrique concert organisers allege police beat them up: "The organisers of the pop sensation Enrique Iglesias concert in Pune on Wednesday have alleged that they were beaten up by the police when they tried to stop guests of ACP VT Pawar from entering the concert venue w"
Oct 18, 2012 Reuters: India police name JSW officials in corruption case: "India's top court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the involvement of JSW and other firms in giving donations, buying land at inflated prices and providing "illegal gratification" to state officials."
Oct 18, 2012 Haryana IAS officers in a tiff over Vadra-DLF deal: "IAS officers in Haryana are turning against each other in the wake of the Robert Vadra-DLF deal revelations. Town and Country Planning head TC Gupta has defended the deal and said action should be taken again"
Oct 14, 2012 Haryana IAS officer blows lid off land scams in tell-all letter: "Amidst a furore over irregularities in land deals in Haryana, a senior IAS officer, Ashok Khemka, has written a tell-all letter to the state Chief Secretary detailing land scams in the state. The letter, accessed by CNN-IBN, demands that security be provided to the officer and his family to protect them from the people hit by the expose."
Oct 14, 2012 Medical Council of India removes 27 'corrupt' doctors from Indian Medical Register
Oct 12, 2012 In 8 years, MCD spent Rs 12 crore on its website: RTI: "Already under fire for rising dengue cases, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is in the spotlight now for the money spent on its official website. An RTI query has shown that in the last eight years, the MCD has spent close to Rs 12 crore in making its website and even then the site is yet to be completed."
Oct 11, 2012 Indian public sector inefficient, impotent: Chinese govt mouthpiece: "India is plagued by its "inefficient and impotent public sector""
Oct 11, 2012 AP: Rs 55 cr from minority fund siphoned off: "A major embezzlement case has come to light in Hyderabad. A CID investigation has revealed that Rs 55 crore of minority funds were siphoned off by four officials of the state-run Minority Finance Corporation."
Oct 9, 2012 Indian toilet campaign battles corruption: "n the northern state of Uttar Pradesh is not a triumph for labor rights but a danger to human health and evidence of brazen corruption on the part of local officials."
Oct 9, 2012 Watch: Congress MPs scold collector in public: "Congress MPs in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh were caught on camera scolding the district's collector in public. Three Congress MPs Prem Chand Guddu, Meenakshi Natarajan and Kantilal Bhuria, who is the state Congress chief, shouted at Collector Rajiv Dube, not giving him a chance to explain."
Oct 8, 2012 Clerk in Anti-Corruption Bureau net: "Gajanan Ingle, employed as clerk with the education department of Balapur Municipal Council, was been caught red handed for accepting a bribe of Rs15000 by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Sunday afternoon."
Oct 7, 2012 CREDAI stung by corruption taint, tells builders 'we've had enough, don't pay bribes': "Hurt by allegations of corruption in the real estate sector, CREDAI -- the apex body of developers – has asked its about 10,000 members not to pay bribes to officials for getting project clearance."
Oct 7, 2012 Probe ordered against VIDC officials in irrigation scam: Maharashtra CM: "Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered an enquiry against 45 senior officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Council (VIDC) in connection with the multi-crore irrigation scam."
Oct 4, 2012 ‘Corruption is a high return, low risk activity’: "the quantum of corruption has gone up with a growing economy, where people have to bribe authorities even to enjoy their legitimate rights."
Oct 4, 2012 Corruption: Committee recommends special courts to confiscate assets: "so far the properties of none of those accused in corruption cases had been confiscated."
Oct 3, 2012 We are victims of corruption, rue builders : "“Our biggest problem is corruption. And despite being victims of corruption, we face flak from all quarters,” said Lalit Kumar Jain, president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India"
Oct 3, 2012 Goa slum dwellers pay highest bribe money: "Goa has only Mumbai ahead of it when it comes to seeking bribes from slum dwellers in exchange for public utilities like water and other services", ""The household survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2011. Noticeably, around 90% of the slum dwellers in Goa were asked for a bribe at least once during the last one year,""
Oct 2, 2012 IAS officers 'help' colleague accused of rape attempt: "At least 20 IAS officers of Uttar Pradesh cadre rushed to the Charbagh railway station to lobby for their colleague Shashi Bhushan Lal Susheel, who was detained by the GRP for alleged rape bid on a girl on-board Lucknow Mail on Monday. They tried their best to bail out Susheel, who was not kept in the lockup against rules,"
Oct 2, 2012 Man dies on Metro tracks, fined Rs 250 for trespass: "A DMRC official said: “The man has been charged under Section 64 of DMRC O&M Act for trespassing or crossing Metro tracks. It is a punishable offence and a penalty of Rs 250 has been imposed.”"
Oct 2, 2012 UP: IAS officer arrested for allegedly harassing woman: "An Uttar Pradesh IAS officer, Shashi Bhushan Lal Susheel has been arrested for allegedly harassing a Google India executive."
Sep 30, 2012 All Jharkhand ministers, officials corrupt: Inder Singh Namdhari: ""The situation in Jharkhand has become pitiable,""
Sep 30, 2012 TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on corruption: "In this special episode, Cyrus Broacha talks about corruption in different walks of life in India."
Sep 28, 2012 'Austere' UPA's 3rd anniversary bash cost Rs 7,700 per head: ""The Rs 7,700-a-head dinner comes at a time when the government has announced austerity measures. Incidentally, the UPA-2 had stipulated that Rs 28 per day is sufficient to keep a person out of poverty. ""
Sep 28, 2012 IAS officers misused their position: Cops tell HC: "the two IAS Officers, who were booked for alleged corruption in the illegal granite quarrying case, had grossly abused their position with a malafide intention to favour PRP Exports."
Sep 28, 2012 Blame corrupt babus for stink in sanitation
Sep 28, 2012 ‘Corrupt officials, netas playing with people’s lives’: "Rs 35,000 crore was siphoned off or wasted on dud irrigation projects in the past decade."
Sep 28, 2012 Whistleblower alleges harassment after exposing corruption in Sports Authority of India: "He claimed that officers were inflating bills for sports goods by 400 per cent to 500 per cent and had been doing this for years. "They are making crores. This practice has been going for the last 20 years."
Sep 28, 2012 Courts can’t quash graft FIRs: SC: "the Supreme Court put corruption on par with heinous offences as it ruled that FIRs registered under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act cannot be quashed by high courts even if the victim and offender reach a settlement and the accused will have to face trial after completion of investigation."
Sep 27, 2012 Forest officer arrested for 5 lakh bribe: "in a case pertaining to alleged encroachment on reserved forest land"
Sep 27, 2012 “BBMP is a den of corruption”: "INTERVIEW WITH SANTOSH HEGDE"
Sep 23, 2012 Who’s running Birsa Vihar? - JTDC boss unaware outsourced firm already on board: "Situated on the Main Road, bang opposite Ranchi Club, it was shut down in 2007 after a costly makeover, mismanagement and allegations of funds bungling."
Sep 23, 2012 Ajit Singh orders suspension of 6 top AAI officials: "Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has ordered immediate suspension and initiation of major penalty proceedings against AAI Executive Director(Commercial) L L Krishnan, DGM Finance R L Saran, Additional GM (Commercial) S Basu, DGM (Operations) Arun Mehan, DGM (Operations) P K Chadha and GM Ravi Verma, a Ministry statement said. A CBI inquiry had found them allegedly involved in committing irregularities and favouring a particular company in awarding ground handling services contracts at Chennai and Kolkata airports."
Sep 23, 2012 No justice for the poor in Hisar: "They refuse to conduct his final rites. A father who could not bear to see his daughterâ€™s trauma when a 16 year old was abducted and gang raped and then threatened into silence until an MMS clip of the horrific crime surfaced."
Sep 15, 2012 Two IAS officers charged with corruption: "a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against IAS officers N Mathivanan and C Kamaraj and other state government officials."
Sep 14, 2012 Provide list of corrupt officials: Himachal court: "The Himachal Pradesh high court has directed the state's chief secretary to furnish a list of government functionaries involved in corruption and moral turpitude cases over the past 10 years."
Sep 14, 2012 Scams spread, scamsters get bolder: "People feel corruption is not only deep-rooted but institutionalised as well"
Sep 14, 2012 ‘Bureaucratic corruption is more rampant than political corruption’: "How to Clean Up India deals with the eternal question haunting India today: why are we so corrupt?"
Sep 14, 2012 Deputy collector, aide held for taking bribe: "The state anti-corruption bureau (ACB), Pune, on Wednesday night arrested a deputy collector and his assistant for taking a Rs 2 lakh bribe to clear a file regarding a land deal"
Sep 14, 2012 UGC acting chairperson faces fraud, intimidation charges: "Reiterating allegations against Prakash's wife, currently registrar of YWCA University, Haryana, Kazmi said that Shimla enrolled for Ph.D in Jamia Milia Islamia University in social science stream with little over 52% marks in MA, English. UGC acting secretary said that regulations do not permit literature students to enroll for PhD in social sciences."
Sep 12, 2012 देखिए कोयला घोटाले का सबसे बड़ा सच...: "आजतक के हाथ लगी है सीबीआई की एफआईआर. इस एफआईआर के मुताबिक, कोल ब्लॉक के आवंटन में दर्डा और उनकी कंपनियों ने झूठ और फर्जी दस्तावेजों का सहारा लिया. सबसे चौंकानेवाली बात तो यह है कि तत्कालीन कोयला राज्यमंत्री संतोष बागरोड़िया को इन सबके बारे में पता था, फिर भी उन्होंने कोयला खदान का आवंटन इन्हें होने दिया."
Sep 11, 2012 CVC penalises 203 govt officials on corruption charges
Sep 9, 2012 Hyde And Seek Dabbu-dabbu-dabbu. That’s Hyderabad talk for how the city’s become the scam capital.: "going by the number of VIPs currently lodged in Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad, the joke is the police will soon be placing orders for gilded plates of biriyani. There are at least 10 “special” prisoners, all accused in various scams—Jaganmohan Reddy, of course, remains the star visitor, followed closely by industrialists, bureaucrats, a former minister and now judges as well."
Sep 9, 2012 जेल में हैं तो क्या हुआ, हम वीआईपी हैं...: "वकीलों ने उन्हें अदालत से विशेष कैदी का दर्जा दिलवाया है जिसके चलते वो अलग कमरों में मनपसंद खाना बनवाने की सुविधा सहित रहते हैं, मानो अपने घर में हों."
Sep 9, 2012 CBI probe points to criminal conspiracy by Coal Ministry officials: "a criminal conspiracy hatched by Coal Ministry officials along with certain functionaries of the Power Ministry and State governments in accepting and pursuing forged documents from tainted companies, including that of Congress MP Vijay Darda-linked JLD Yavatmal Energy Limited, for fraudulent allocation of coal blocks."
Sep 7, 2012 PSU promised TN mantri’s firm coal at Rs 25 per tonne: "The state-owned Puducherry Industrial Promotion Development Corporation (PIPDIC) entered into a memorandum of understanding with J R Power Gen Private Limited, owned by Union minister S Jagathrakshakan's family, to sell coal at a throwaway price of Rs 25 per tonne even before it was allotted a coal block"
Sep 7, 2012 MCD official put on trial on corruption, cheating charges: "A Delhi court Wednesday ordered trial of an MCD official for allegedly misusing his official position in favouring a five star hotel and not demolishing its unauthorised construction in lieu of monetary benefits."
Sep 7, 2012 ‘Protect ordinary citizens from corrupt officials’: "In India, unfortunately, not only is there corruption at the highest levels, but the ordinary citizen too faces harassment from corrupt petty officials."