Corruption in India: Indian Politicians

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Indian Politicians, Governments, Political Parties:

land acquisition: new policy - Sarkar Is Still Mai-Baap
Fake pilot licence: Son of ex-minister booked: "Pawan Dilawar, the son of former Rajasthan BJP minister for social justice Madan Dilawar for forging and fraudulently acquiring a commercial pilot licence"
Tapuriah reveals Hasan Ali's political links: "Hasan Ali has links to many more politicians - Renuka Choudhary and Suresh Kalmadi from the Congress to former Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada."
ABOUT TO EXPLODE: "the reality is that there is no regular power supply even after 64 years of liberation from colonial rule.", "India has had enough of this maladministration and corruption. We have been insulted and our patience has been brutally exploited. India, like those open electric wires that are part of the municipal patterning of Delhi's beautification, is a tinderbox about to explode in the face of this 'democracy', which, in fact, is an insular 'feudal court' in decline."
String scams expose real UPA: Nitish Kumar
Con(g) man dupes 14 of Rs 5 lakh in Delhi
Amma is god for TN IT minister who leaves behind his footwear: "Udayakumar's reason is simple and sycophantic"
MLA held for pouring petrol into youths' rectum: "the MLA's bodyguards allegedly took Vishal Singh and Rakesh Dubey to the MLA's house and mercilessly assaulted them, police said and added that the culprits later poured petrol into the rectum of the victims."
Law catches up with DMK, but what about the others?
Bhardwaj must go: "He has demeaned the Governor's office"
Grabbing land from farmers: "The growing menace of state-driven expropriation of farmland for crony capitalists to build towns and malls is the Indian face of globalisation."
Do not spare Kanimozhi just because she is a woman, says Jayalalithaa
Fight against Maya govt's 'gundaraj' to continue: Gadkari
BJP accuses UPA government of Rs 85,000 crore 'coal scam'
Singh's Report Card Vague on Corruption
ani moves HC, pleads for bail to look after school-going kid
Singh to defend scam-hit govt
Policy lull mars performance
Scams take sheen off UPA's two-year rule
UPA's two-year rule a saga of betrayals: BJP
Redefining poverty: "Is India's government trying to tackle poverty itself or is it just trying to fix the country's image?", "World Bank report said corruption has failed the country's anti-poverty programmes."
Inflation and corruption put the brakes on second run
UPA is most dishonest govt in history of independent India:BJP
Cong MLA partner in the hotel - Sex racket busted: 3 women held
policy: poverty - Counting Poorly: "The Planning Commission's definition of poverty is inexplicable", "The cutoff income (Rs 20 a day) for defining urban poverty won't get a person a decent meal", "The urban poor have been defined as earning less than Rs 20 per day, the rural poor as earning Rs 15 per day."
'Co-Conspirator' Kanimozhi Sent to Tihar Jail
2G scam: Kanimozhi in Tihar Jail after court rejects bail plea: "DMK MP has been chargesheeted by CBI for allegedly taking bribe from spectrum loot.", "far from the air-conditioning and other comforts which she is used to at her palatial bungalow in Chennai's CIT colony."
Kanimozhi's room in Tihar: 15ft by 10ft
Scandals override success for UPA II
Kanimozhi's Tihar troubles: Heat, toilet, mosquitoes
BBC - India: 'Most wanted' errors embarrass government
Govt rules out recalling most wanted list from Pak: "The government today ruled out recalling the '50 most wanted' list given to Pakistan after two more fugitives figuring in it were traced in India"
Kanimozhi's new address is Tihar Jail No. 6: "For the next few nights, she will sleep on a concrete platform in a 10x15 foot cell of Tihar's female ward 8 jail number 6. She will be allowed a layer of blankets to use as cushion. First-time offenders are detained in this ward. For company, Kanimozhi will have a small TV set and some newspapers. Her neighbours: Alleged spy Madhuri Gupta and infamous pimp Sonu Punjaban."
Before prison: a half-read Pamuk, saying goodbye to son: "At Tihar, the women prison was abuzz with news of "Mahadevi" coming in. "She is the first VIP to come to the women's jail in years so we gave her the title."
DMK's first daughter Kanimozhi sent to jail
BBC - Indian MP Kanimozhi arrested in telecoms scandal
Kanimozhi denied bail in 2G case, sent to Tihar jail: "She was charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act for taking Rs 200 crore bribe."
Governor conspiring with Oppn to 'rule' the state: Yeddyurappa: "An emergent meeting of BJP state unit office-bearers, attended by Yeddyurappa, decided to form two teams to lead the "hatao Governor bacchao Karnataka (remove governor, save Karnataka)" campaign in 11 districts from tomorrow."
Probe money laundering charges against Amar Singh: Allahabad High Court
Fix aid delivery to India's poor "Over 40 percent of India's almost 1.2 billion population live in poverty"
Korea Times - Is Indian politics tainted by black money?
Report finds India's anti poverty programs are failing
Indian coalition lawmaker in custody over graft case: "she handled a $47 million bribe in the country's biggest corruption case."
Opposition welcomes DMK MP Kanimozhi's arrest
From the Editor-in-Chief: "The last time J. Jayalalithaa won an electoral landslide in 2001, she wasted little time in sending her predecessor, M. Karunanidhi, to jail for corruption. Television footage from the early hours of June 30, 2001 captured the high drama of the police conducting a raid at Karunanidhi's residence and literally dragging away the then 78-year-old DMK chief kicking and screaming from his bed. For good measure, Jayalalithaa's police also arrested Murasoli Maran and T.R. Baalu, then members of the Union Cabinet"
Another blunder in the most wanted list to Pak
Too many VIPs and no roads to name, govt turns to trees
Another man in India's most wanted list for Pak found in Mumbai
Raja 2nd in Time's 'ignominious' list, ahead of Gaddafi, Kim, Berlusconi: "The 2G scam is ranked No 2 in the list of scandals and scams in the all-time Top 10 Abuses of Power, only next to ex-American President Richard Nixon's 'Plumbers'"
Maha politicians bleed state cooperative bank
Govt embarrassed, 'most wanted' found in India
Recall Bhardwaj
BSP MLA sentenced to life for murder of pregnant law student: "Anandsen was one such man, and he was in jail for an attempt to kill an eyewitness in a murder case in which he and his father Mitrasen were accused. After winning the election, he got bail and Mayawati made him a minister. Barely six months later, he was found involved in the kidnapping and murder of Shashi."
59 pc of PDS grains do not reach households: World Bank report
BSP MLA awarded life imprisonment in dalit girl murder case
Mayawati issues full-page Buddha Purnima ads in 150 dailies: "The Uttar Pradesh government has released a full-page advertisement, bearing the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party's characteristic blue hue, in 150 newspapers across the length and breadth of the country, detailing whatever Mayawati has done during her tenure to spread the message of Buddha."
Bihar's 'absconding' minister resigns: "Bihar Cooperative Minister and BJP leader Ramadhar Singh, declared an absconder by a court 16 years ago, resigned from the Nitish Kumar Cabinet.", "I was not aware of a court declaring me as an absconder in this case," he said."
Farmers' stir: Sonia Gandhi backs Rahul, flays UP govt: ""The state has become 'andher nagri' (dark city), where there is no law and order. There is anarchy and lawlessness in UP,""
BBC - India aid programme 'beset by corruption' - World Bank: "As an example, the report cites grain: only 40% of grain handed out for the poor reaches its intended target."
35 per cent of West Bengal MLAs tainted: Study: ""Around 35 per cent of MLAs (members of legislative assembly) of West Bengal, 29 per cent of Tamil Nadu, 10 per cent of Assam and 30 per cent of MLAs from Puducherry have criminal cases pending against them,""
Bhardwaj can be an assistant to Sonia: Gadkari: "Gadkari said the Governor's action and behaviour is a "black spot" on democracy and Constitution", "there are many parties in which there are some owners and others work like servants"
Bhardwaj 'misfit' for Governor's post: Gadkari
A tainted democracy
Severe atrocities on farmers in UP, Rahul tells PM: "the controversial land acquisition and alleged atrocities committed by the Uttar Pradesh government.", "People are being killed, women raped"
Bureaucrats, politicians in BPL food grain scam: CBI
Tamasha as politics - Desperate Congress seeks dramatic headlines
Sheila takes on BJP, wants MCD probed: "In letter to Chidambaram, CM seeks probe into 'ghost workers' scam"
2G scam: Kanimozhi's bail plea adjourned till May 20
World Bank criticises India's pro-poor schemes
Wanted for murder, Haryana ex-MLA, entire family hold off police
CNN - Communists, graft-tainted party defeated in India's regional elections
Govt Draft of Lokpal Bill Was Shocking: Kiran Bedi: ""The CVC is handicapped, the CBI is dependent and controlled by political powers. There is nobody to monitor the judiciary as well. So whom do we look up to fight this plague of corruption?""
Arrogance, corruption led to isolation in West Bengal, says Bardhan
Manmohan, Sonia responsible for corruption, scams: Gadkari
Fugitive on 'most wanted' list given to Pak lives in Thane
DMK's debacle: A case of family spearheaded corruption
Chennai Super Queen: "Jayalalitha has returned in a mandate against corruption and cronyism. Weaknesses she's prone to."
BBC - Free TVs and laptops for voters in Tamil Nadu election
CBI raids ex-health minister's residence
Maharaja ex-MP grabs bungalow Competition in freebies dominates:"DMK has used the lure of freebies to remove the taint of corruption. The party's manifesto is a cradle-to-grave documents that has something for everyone - from pregnant women to college students, senior citizens and, above all, the entire agricultural community in the state. It promises rice, houses, free colour televisions, free power and gas stoves and free wet grinders or mixies. On the other side, the AIADMK has promised free houses, free rice, marriage assistance of Rs 25,000, four grammes of gold, free mixies, grinders, fan, drinking water, laptops... the list goes on."
VIP nightmares stalk Birsa jail: "visits to hospitals seemed to be a favourite vocation of both.", "Officials admitted managing the four VIPs wasn't easy. "No VIP leaves his attitude behind and wants to live life king-size even behind bars,""
Adventure & arrest harvest - Rahul rides to farm politics: "The Mayavati government tonight arrested Rahul Gandhi and gifted him a missing link in his political career"
Adarsh scam: Deshmukh, Ashok Chavan summoned
Cong workers baton-charged, detained
UP land stir: Maya enters ring, calls Rahul 'mean theatrician'
2G scam: IT quizzes Kanimozhi, Kalaignar TV MD
CBI to probe corruption in MGNREGA in six districts of Orissa
Wives pack poll lists of parties, NGOs in Gurgaon: "Most of the women candidates have the backing of either their husband or another male member of the family. The men, usually "influential", are either social workers or members of political parties."
For govt, your life is no longer private: "Worse, there is no liability on the government if this personal information is misused by the government or anybody else who gets this access through it."
Saying Amar's hands 'unclean', SC lifts gag order on his tapes
Drop three K'taka ministers over illegal mining, demands NGO: "An NGO waging a battle against illegal mining, today asked Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to drop three ministers of Bellary including Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy from the ministry alleging that their involvement in illegal mining ''has been proved''"
Karnataka plagued by low conviction in corruption cases
DNA test: HC asks N D Tiwari to give his blood sample on June 1
Arrest warrant issued against Sawna Lakra, AIDE
2 BJP Ministers quizzed by CBI in graft case: "Two Punjab BJP ministers were today questioned by the CBI in connection with a graft case in which Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), Finance, Raj Khurana has been arrested."
Kanimozhi: from a budding poet to 2G accused
Congress MLA booked under kidnapping, murder charges
Tiwari ordered to pay Rs. 75,000 to Rohit Shekhar
22 'criminal' candidates in Bengal final phase poll
BSP MLA, 10 others get life term in engineer murder case: "for murdering PWD engineer Manoj Kumar Gupta after he refused to pay donations for UP chief minister Mayawati's birthday celebrations in 2008.", " The Dibiyapur police station officer Hoshiyar Singh tried to protect the ruling party MLA by implicating other engineers of the department accusing them as 'rivals of Gupta'.", "Gupta's post-mortem report revealed that he was brutally tortured before death. He was mercilessly beaten up and given electric shocks."
2G scam: Kanimozhi seeks bail, decision on arrest tomorrow
Mayawati govt 'hand in glove' with land mafia: Sharad Yadav
Govt could have avoided CWG mess if it heeded 2008 CAG alert
Munda races against UPA govt corruption
DMK dumps Dalit poster boy to save 'first family'
Congress MLA booked under kidnapping, murder charges
CBI claims Kani knew it all, bail verdict on May 14
'Cong is a ma-bete ki party. No one has courage to speak against Sonia'
College girl claims Mumbai BJP chief outraged her modesty, files case
2G scam: Kanimozhi seeks bail, decision on arrest tomorrow
CBI arrests Punjab BJP MLA for graft, names minister too: "for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1.5 crore"
Was Tamil Maiyyam a front for 2G bribe money?
Kalmadi falls in line - for food at Tihar Jail: "He slept in a separate cell, attended a roll call at 6 a.m., stood in queue for breakfast, watched some TV and at times conversed with two other inmates.", "And he does have high-profile company in Tihar. Over the last two months, the jail has lodged several top ministers, civil servants and corporate CEOs."
JDS to hold anti-corruption rally from May 6: "to launch a state-wide anti-corruption rallies against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state Government."
Do politicians force suicidal chopper rides?
Kumaraswamy makes fresh allegations against Yeddyurappa
Kumaraswamy makes fresh allegations against Yeddyurappa: "Making fresh allegations against the BJP government in Karnataka led by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today charged that about Rs 11 crore had been paid to a firm for constructing Raitha Samparka Kendras, which were never built."
CWG scam: Kalmadi, 2 others sent to 14 days judicial custody

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