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If you want to post any relevant information, your articles, experiences, op-eds, documents, audios, videos, etc., click here to know how to contribute. By crude estimate at least 95% of politicians, judges, police, bureaucrats, industrialists, etc. are corrupt. These corrupts are looting our country for last sixty years. They are nothing but native invaders, thieves and criminals and the single largest threat to the national security. They are not Sahibs, they deserve boot of the masses. According to the standard of any civilized country they deserve at least rigorous life imprisonment. Read the sections below to know how mean they are. India is going through a state of complete anarchy. For every posted news here, there are 1000 similar incidents unreported in the media.

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Corruption hurting India's image abroad, says Murthy
Starving for protest in India
Hackers attack Indian Army website to warn Govt: "Attack to warn Indian Government against corruption say hackers"
Fighting corruption: "Even though Baba Ramdev has now broken his fast, the issues he raised regarding gross misfeasance in India's public life merit attention."
Indian children draw comic strips to depict corruption
BJP seeks special Parliament session: "The BJP on Monday demanded a special session of Parliament just after the Monsoon Session to discuss the issue of corruption and black money stashed abroad"
Hunger strikes unify a 'Middle India' that is sick of corruption
Confronting corruption: "The blight of corruption has started prejudicing the common people against democracy itself and that is a very dangerous trend."
Time to rewrite constitution: "Corruption in India has spread like cancer to every nook and corner of the nation. The most corrupt in the country are politicians and government officials. The politicians come to power in India to loot the nation and invest in Swiss banks, real estate or shares. "
India’s Vocal Civil Society: "popular yoga instructor Baba Ramdev also threatened to launch a fast unto death over the issue of black money stashed abroad. Fearing a popular backlash, the initial government reaction was complete capitulation and appeasement. However, after the United Progressive Government (UPA) was reprimanded by elements of the Congress, the main party in the coalition, it responded with a midnight operation during which Baba was arrested, while thousands of people who had gathered were dispersed."
The people's gurus aiming to bring India back from the brink: "There is the everyday graft, such as the money for the train guard to get a guaranteed seat or the 10 rupees the rickshaw drivers who wait at the Ramlila ground for custom told the Guardian they have to pay each day to the local cops to avoid harassment. Then there is the slightly larger graft: the cash needed for a driving licence, to obtain bail, to get a police escort, to drop a court case or to start one against a political or other opponent. Then, one level up, there are the "commissions" on major government contracts, planning permission for major construction deals, the sensitive but lucrative court judgments, the doling out of scores of luxury apartments built by the state for war widows to bureaucrats, generals and politicians. There are the high- profile scams, such as allegations of fraud in preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi."
Cancer of Indian body-polity: "The political culture of India is reaching its nadir. "
Arun Jaitley on Cong crackdown at Ramlila Maidan
PM can't be left out of Lokpal Bill: Aruna Roy
How black money can transform India
Can a quack cure a nation of corruption?
Rs 67,000 per homeless wasted in last 3 months, govt tells HC: "More than Rs 3.57 crore of public money has been wasted in the upkeep of temporary night shelters in the last three months, with not many homeless persons visiting them. "
'I see Ramdev as a great movement against graft'
Pranayam Was Never So Painful: "I am sad, angry, and my laughter is black and bitter with rage. And if I were in Ramlila Ground, instead of being awake writing this, I am sure there would be tears too. Tear-Gas can make them come, easily. "
Midnight Swoop On Baba Ramdev - 'Deplorable And Shortsighted': "'Scores of men and women have been injured, some of them seriously. There was no law and order issue involved here and the police action was unwarranted' "
India outraged, Baba defiant
Black money hits currency circulation: "Black money is increasing in the economy. That is how money circulation has gone up. This is possibly the reason why real estate has been able to maintain a state of high speculative prices, despite a poor sales turnover"
‘India has half-a-dozen Osama bin Ladens’
Rogue state Bihar reformed: "Corruption and malpractices were rampant in PDS in Bihar. Ration cardholders were often turned away from fair price shops and large quantities of grain and kerosene meant for the poor were sold in the open market."
India's anti-corruption guru hospitalised : "AN Indian yoga guru holding a hunger strike against corruption has been hospitalised after not eating for nearly a week in a protest that has put pressure on the government. "
Yoga guru transcends Delhi's crackdown : "If teaching Indians how to clear their nasal passages through pranayama (breathing exercises) was once his mission, Ramdev's agenda has grown now to cleansing India's body politic of corruption. It will no doubt be a challenging task.", "Corruption is endemic in India. Scams have grown in frequency and have assumed alarming proportions in recent years. Many of the biggest scandals that emerged over the past year involved cabinet ministers, chief ministers, bureaucrats and military officials."
The crime history of India
ACP denies link in J Dey murder, former Congressman to be quizzed
SC asks panel to examine TN school book row on Kanimozhi, DMK: "The Supreme Court today appointed an expert panel to examine the syllabus/text books for over two crore school children in Tamil Nadu sought to be altered by Jayalalitha government as they reportedly eulogised DMK, particularly controversial MP Kanimozhi."
CEC raps India Inc, says pol donations root cause of blackmoney
'Our rivers drying up is a bigger scam than black money’
NY Times - After Raid, Indian Guru’s Protest Stirs a Firestorm
The black money monster
Parallel economy booms, but hard to tell how big it is
Amnesty schemes have helped past govts mop up resources
NY Times - In India, Seeking Revolution in a Democracy: "Public disgust for politicians has been higher than normal in recent months, following the news media’s exposure of a series of scams running to billions of dollars. Also, the images of good-looking, well-dressed men and women in the Middle East apparently bringing down their dictators through demonstrations and social media have given the urban middle class hope that they, too, can bring about fashionable change — that a government elected by illiterates and semi-literates can be made to surrender to sophisticated public opinion.", "The Indian urban elite are foreigners in their own country. They are the first world trapped inside the third world. They are Western. They do not vote, they have never attended a political rally, they find the Indian political system lowbrow. "
Indians say 'enough is enough' on corruption
Anti-corruption mood in the country: N. Ram
Youth protest in Bangalore against corruption enters 5th day
Graft, bureaucracy denting India's global image
Corruption casts a shadow over India's growth: Lord Paul
India’s battle against black money
Ramdev crisis: Civil society seeks NHRC, NCW intervention
India's Opposition BJP demands special parliament session on corruption
India Faces More Anti-Corruption Protests
Analysis: Corruption more entrenched as social malaise No. 1
Ramdev supporters in US condemn police crackdown
'Higher drinking age will fuel corruption'
Indian police crush guru's corruption protest
Indian police storm yoga guru's corruption protest
Rally against corruption in Bangalore in support of Baba Ramdev
Why fighting corruption is important: "By all objective criteria, India today has by far one of the most corrupt governance. The 2G Spectrum Scam, the title of my new book released on June 11, is the most shocking rip-off of all."
Baba Ramdev On Right Path To End Corruption In India
CPI-M to launch movement against corruption, black money
CNN - Indian yoga guru breaks nine-day fast against corruption: "Famed Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev broke his hunger strike Sunday, nine days after it started to protest government corruption."
Citizens of Belgaum protest against corruption: "Pot of Frustration against Corruption gives way to Flames of Silent Revolution"
Graft is a problem for most Indians: "It has seeped into every corner of the Indian system. "
How to slay the demon of graft
Rising up against corruption
Underworld bumps off Mid Day journalist
Murthy backs Anna, says bring PM, Judiciary under Lokpal
Agents run the show at passport office: "over 60 percent of the passports issued by the department every day are through these agents who enjoy special privileges with the sarkari babus. "
Police crackdown at Ramlila Maidan, Baba Ramdev detained
Transparency International supports Ramdev
Corruption thy name is India ! Destination Swiss Banks - The Sangai Express Editorial :: June 04, 2011 - : "Indians are corrupt. We may also add selfish here.", "Corruption is also most visible in the Government sector, where the only language understood is money and more money. Even to get a file moving from one table to the other, one need to grease the palms of the people who have a say in its movement, right from the level of the Minister to the officials to the clerical staff.", "The debate over whether the Prime Minister, the higher level of the judiciary etc should come under the ambit of the Bill is self explanatory and perhaps says why corruption is synonymous with India." "
lokpal bill - Citizen Cane Vs King Canute : "No one’s buying the government’s desperate arguments to keep the prime minister above Lokpal scrutiny "
Thousands join Ramdev’s fast against corruption
BBC - Indian yogi Baba Ramdev fasts against corruption: "If "black money" paid in bribes were recovered, he told supporters in Delhi as he began his fast, "no one will be hungry, uneducated, unemployed". India's government has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals. "
New vaccines: Gates Foundation’s philanthropy or business?
Govt has cheated us, will not give up fast: Baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev begins fast against black money: "Baba Ramdev launched his indefinite fast against corruption and blackmoney here this morning after the government failed to persuade him to call off his protest. "
Fight against graft should begin at school: CBI director
Time to rank the corruption perception of Indian states
Maximum punishment for corruption to be increased: Govt to Ramdev
The death of honour: "There are thousands of mini-scams that go unnoticed every day involving officials from the level of patwaris upward to the levels of secretaries to, and ministers of, the Government of India. "
Corrupt must get death sentence: Ramdev: "Calling people accused of corruption and of accumulating black money as traitors, ", "our country is at the bottom of every development index and at the top of corruption, population explosion, poverty and crime. This country is number one in corruption, lack of education, faltering health care facilities," "
How to eliminate corruption: "No mitigation of the graft regime will happen unless the system meets with the customer's requirements. A situation must prevail where the customer does not ingratiate with the system to get a response to his requirements"
2G scam: Maran bent rules to give his friend licence
NY Times - With Yoga and Fasting, Graft Fighters Shake India
Right-to-information request found nearly as effective as bribing in India : "Two doctoral candidates in political science at Yale University recruited slum dwellers in Delhi and asked them to apply for a “ration card,”", "The researchers divided their candidates into four groups. The first group simply sent in an application, while the second applied and attached a letter supporting their need for a ration card from a local non-governmental organization – a subtle sign that they had some local influence. The third group paid a $25 bribe, the standard sum required for this kind of service (and a huge cost to slum dwellers who earn an average of $1.50 a day). The fourth group, after applying, filed a Right to Information claim asking about the status of their application, and how long such an application typically takes. Those who bribed received their cards in 82 days. Those who filed the RTI got theirs in 120 days. (Those who applied with neither, on the other hand, waited at least a year and might never have got them except the researchers filed RTIs on their behalf when the study was over.) If you subtract the weeks that they waited to file the RTI, Mr. Pinto noted, then the RTI took about 11 days longer than the bribe – and it is infinitely more accessible to the poor."
Niyamat case stirs up govt: "Jharkhand government may be finally shedding its reluctance to ask the CBI to probe the March 2 killing of MGNREGS whistleblower Niyamat Ansari with the chief secretary seeking a status report on the Latehar police’s investigations into the case that has exposed the state’s poor implementation of the Centre’s flagship job scheme."
This isn’t India’s gilded age
Who’s afraid of the Lokpal Bill?
BBC - India yoga guru Baba Ramdev vows anti-graft fast
Uncertain Future for Rapidly Growing India: "will its political culture take the necessary steps to reform, or will corruption and inequality come to dominate tomorrow's India?"
Corruption stems from sloth
New Indian corruption law puts focus on foreign contributions: "The enforceability of the new Act could present a problem in India — a large country with endemic corruption levels"
Indian yoga guru on fast unto death: "will go on a fast unto death from Tuesday in New Delhi as part of his campaign – satyagraha (civil resistance) against corruption. "
Tehran Times - India’s political future tense: ""Rampant corruption at all levels of the administration in the Central government had massively heightened risks of doing business in India as touts, politicians and powerful bureaucrats were capable of short-circuiting established procedures in the award of contracts, dispute settlement, permissions and so forth." "
Why India needs an Arab Spring
After Hazare, its Ramdev's turn
Calling the nation to fight corruption
Root of India Corruption Lies in Elections: ""India must ban politicians accused of serious crimes from contesting elections if it wants to eradicate the “root cause” of official corruption, the country’s chief election commissioner said.""
Centre wants CBI probe into job scheme murders: ""The Union rural development ministry has recommended a CBI probe into two separate cases of murder related to corruption and wage demands in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Jharkhand.""
Top economists to compute black money: "quantum of black money range between $500 to $1,400 billion"
At RSS meet, Swamy calls for war on graft
Root out corruption: Hazare
Hillary Clinton wants India to accelerate tax, anti-corruption reforms
PM a good man, problem with remote control: Anna

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