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Anti-graft watchdog slams Odisha for not collecting penalties

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:05

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Tuesday slammed the Odisha government for not collecting Rs.68,700 crore penalties the state imposed on mining companies about two years ago.

Indonesia jails ex-top judge for life for corruption

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:23

The former top judge of Indonesia`s constitutional court was jailed for life Monday for accepting more than $5 million in bribes to influence rulings, in the country`s latest high-profile corruption case.

Corruption crackdown snares former Chinese general

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:01

A spreading anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping snared its most senior figure yet on Monday when a former top Chinese general was expelled from the ruling Communist Party to face bribery charges.

Sarkozy`s lawyer detained in French corruption probe

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 16:00

Nicolas Sarkozy`s lawyer and two magistrates were detained in custody on Monday for questioning in relation to a corruption probe embroiling the former president of France, judicial sources told AFP.

Local judge files corruption charges against Argentina VP: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:22

An Argentine judge has filed corruption charges against the country`s vice president in a case linked to his time as finance minister, court sources said late Friday.

Romanian president`s brother to remain in custody

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:45

A court Friday rejected an appeal of the Romanian president`s younger brother, following which he will have to remain in custody for a month.

ISIL crucifies one of its own in Syria for corruption

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 00:05

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Friday executed and crucified one of its own men for corruption in Syria, a watchdog and jihadist sites said.

Police constable arrested for taking Rs 50,000 bribe

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:04

Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths caught a police constable red-handed while he was allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 50,000, an official said on Friday.

Chief of China`s Guangzhou investigated for graft: Beijing

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:55

The Communist chief of China`s sixth-biggest city Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, Beijing said on Friday, the latest official to fall in a high profile campaign against graft.

Akhilesh Yadav attacks BJP on huge election expenditure

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 23:03

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday criticised BJP on huge election expenditure, saying that it would only abet corruption.

Spain`s Princess Cristina faces trial on corruption charges

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:56

A Spanish court on Wednesday upheld corruption charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last steps before a trial that could cloud the monarchy`s bid to rebuild its reputation.

New division in place to deal with Lokpal-related works

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:04

A separate division - to be headed by a Director-level officer - has been formed by the outgoing government to deal with all works related to the anti- corruption watchdog, Lokpal.