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AAP donations up by 275% in 2014-15, Rs 4 crore came from ‘mystery’ donors: ADR

AAP donations up by 275% in 2014-15, Rs 4 crore came from ‘mystery’ donors: ADR

Contrary to Aam Aadmi Party's known anti-corruption stand and emphasis on transparency, a latest report by democracy watchdog 'the Association for Democratic Reforms' (ADR) claims that Delhi's ruling party saw a 275% hike in donations in 2014-15 as compared to the previous financial year.

Bihar's 162 new MLAs are crorepatis

 Of the 243 newly elected Bihar legislative assembly members, 162 are crorepatis or multi-millionaires, an analysis said on Tuesday.

Yes Bank plans $1-billion ADR issue next fiscal

Mid-sized private sector lender Yes Bank has said it would prefer raising money through an ADR issue under its USD 1-billion capital infusion plan next fiscal and stressed that the court order in a case involving its promoters will not impact these plans.

SC moved to know income, expenditures of political parties

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Congress, the BJP, the CPI-M, the CPI, the NCP and the BSP to disclose the complete details of their income as well as expenditure.

Think-tank reports discrepancies in political funding

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) An analysis by think-tank ADR shows major discrepancies in funding for political parties, and says known income for four national parties was less than the donation declared by one electoral trust that belongs to the Bharti group.

10 criminal cases against Arvind Kejriwal: ADR

The election watchdog ADR on Friday said Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has 10 criminal cases against him.

Jharkhand polls: 60 candidates in 2nd phase face criminal charges, says ADR

Sixty candidates, including a minister and two formers ministers, in fray for the second phase of assembly polls in Jharkhand on December 2 are facing criminal charges like rape, murder and communal disharmony, according to an analysis.

Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena, BJP top in fielding candidates with criminal cases

A study of the affidavits of 2,336 of the 4,119 candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly elections has revealed that as many as 798 of them are facing criminal cases with Shiv Sena topping the list of such nominees, followed by erstwhile ally BJP.

Thinktank urges prime minister to expedite cases against MPs

A thinktank, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep his promise of making parliament taint free, and see that pending cases against lawmakers and legislators are disposed of soon.

NEW, ADR urge Modi to keep his word on `clean` governance

The National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has urged Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to provide "clean governance" to usher in electoral and political reforms.

71 of 165 re-elected MPs have criminal cases against them

Seventy-one of the 165 MPs who have been re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha have criminal cases against them with 13 of them having registered a rise over the last five years in the number of cases in which they are named.

Jump of more than 950 crorepati candidates this Lok Sabha election

This Lok Sabha election has seen a major jump in the number of `crorepati` candidates from the 2009 poll, at more than 950, while there has also been a rise in the number of candidates with criminal records, according to National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

`20 re-elected Madhya Pradesh lawmakers face criminal cases`

A total of 20 of the 65 legislators re-elected to the Madhya Pradesh assembly have declared criminal cases against them, according to an organisation working for electoral reforms.

Assets of 66 sitting MLAs rise 259 per cent in 5 years: Report

The assets of 66 sitting MLAs, who are re-contesting Delhi assembly polls, have on an average registered a whopping 259 per cent rise in last five years.

`A fourth of MP contestants have criminal backgrounds`

Nearly one-fourth of the contestants in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls have criminal backgrounds, an analysis by a think tank revealed here Monday.

72 sitting MPs could be disqualified if convicted: ADR

As many as 72 sitting MPs face criminal charges and could be disqualified if convicted for over two years, watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said Tuesday.

Criminal charges mean more likely to get elected, gain assets: Survey

Wealth of most candidates has grown "abnormally" by up to 1,000%, especially for the ones with serious criminal charges who also have greater chance of winning compared to clean candidates.

Indian stocks beat their ADRs by up to 25% in one year

US stock market indices may be performing better than India's popular benchmark Sensex, but individual Indian stocks have outshined their own American Depositary Receipts by up to 25 percent in the past one year.

Assets of legislators increases in last 5 yrs: ADR

The average assets of legislators
in Uttarakhand have jumped by Rs 1.79 crore during the past
five years, a reputed think tank has revealed.