A sweeping graft probe in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi has left the government with almost 300 jobs to fill, including several senior positions, state media said on Tuesday, giving details of the practical impact of the investigations.
The Congress on Monday lashed out at alleged comments made by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at a poll campaign meeting in south Goa, where the latter has been quoted in the media as saying that prior to NDA rule, up to 25 percent of the defence ministry's budget of Rs 3 lakh crore was being pocketed.
The Delhi High Court on Monday extended an interim stay on a trial court order directing CBI's Director to place before it an action taken report against an "erring official" who did not follow law in conducting searches in a graft case.
Revenue or tehsil offices in states are dreaded by most people as they bring to mind images of corruption, harassment and never-ending queues. But in Haryana, thanks to use of information technology (IT), a quiet change is taking place.
Pursuant to its new policy of stonewalling probing questions, CBI has gone a step ahead refusing to respond to RTI applications seeking information on closed preliminary enquiries on graft which are part of its public annual reports and have no bearing on any probe.
Relations between the United States and Venezuela deteriorated on Monday after Washington imposed visa restrictions on officials involved in alleged human rights abuses and those believed responsible for public corruption in the oil-exporting country.
Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta has served notices to the family members of the state mining minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati while probing a complaint of alleged disproportionate assets acquired by the minister.
Timely supervision on multi-crore scams being probed by the CBI and a slew of measures to check corruption in government departments kept the Central Vigilance Commission, working without its regular chief, in news this year.
Lawyers for Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government`s former deputy leader Rafael Hui pressed for leniency Monday as their clients faced seven years in prison after being convicted of corruption.