South Africa ombudswoman in corruption showdown with Zuma

South Africa`s ombudswoman has given President Jacob Zuma a fortnight to explain why he should not repay some of the USD 23 million of public money lavished on his farm, media reported today.

Central hospitals under scanner: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Saturday that all systems in India`s central hospitals have been placed under critical review to end "systemic and symptomatic" corruption.

Efforts on to end corruption in central hospitals: Harsh Vardhan

Under attack for removing whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said various forms of corruption exist in central hospitals and efforts are on to end the "systemic and symptomatic" corruption.

Romania ex-prime minister freed after corruption sentence

Romania`s former prime minister Adrian Nastase, sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for his role in two corruption cases, was released from prison on Thursday.

PM Modi lays emphasis on urban development, vows to fight corruption

Modi who laid the foundation stone of the Metro rail project in Nagpur said that Metro rail these days have become the identity of the big cities and now Nagpur`s name will be added to the list of modern Indian cities.

`US does not support extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan`

US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging.

To eliminate graft, processes will be made simpler: Javadekar

Following the arrest of Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar by CBI in connection with a case of alleged bribery, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that processes will be made simpler so that corruption can be eliminated.

Corruption case: Jaganmohan Reddy`s assets worth crores sealed

A special anti-money laundering court on Tuesday attached assets worth Rs 800 crore of YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy and his associates in connection with its probe into alleged corruption and money laundering in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh.

PM Narendra Modi seeks ideas to replace Soviet-style planning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought suggestions from the public to help re-fashion the Soviet-inspired central Planning Commission that supporters say is in line with a new, open style of governance.

Rajnath Singh asks IAS probationers to perform with integrity

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked IAS probationers to perform with integrity and cultivate an attitude of zero tolerance to corruption.

Congress, AAP slams Yeddy`s inclusion in Amit Shah`s team

Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in BJP`s new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ways of combating corruption.

BNP leader Mosharraf charged with corruption

A standing committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, has been charged with corruption.

Bihar CM Jitan Manjhi embarrasses Nitish Kumar, says ex-CM failed to curb corruption

In a huge embarrassment to Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Manjhi has said that his party leader to curb corruption in the state during his rule.

Delhi Congress to start campaign to expose BJP, AAP

Congress will start a "Jan jagran abhiyaan" against the BJP and AAP to "expose" these parties from August 20, the day of Rajiv Gandhi`s birth anniversary.

CM acknowledges there is corruption in his state

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has conceded that corruption prevailed in state apparently causing discomfiture to the ruling JD(U) and Nitish Kumar in the run-up to bypoll in 10 assembly seats next week.

Gujarat govt indulged in corruption in power sector, alleges Congress

Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday accused the BJP-led Gujarat government of indulging in "irregularities to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore in power sector" and using that money to fund the party`s campaigns ahead of this year`s Lok Sabha elections.

MPs complain of corruption in border area development schemes

Cutting across party lines, Lok Sabha members on Tuesday complained of rampant corruption in implementation of schemes under the Border Areas Development Programme (BADP).

Government to fight corruption with all its might: Narendra Modi

Underlining his government`s resolve to fight graft which has "ruined" the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his willingness to take along people from various parties who have been fighting corruption.

Panchayat system best tool to curb corruption: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said Panchayats are the best tool to curb corruption and ensure transparency.

Delhi Police launches Whatsapp helpline to curb corruption

Smartphones and the popular chat messenger - WhatsApp - in it has now turned into an effective weapon against errant policemen.

Whatsapp-equipped smartphones to catch corrupt policemen

The next time a police officer seeks a bribe or harasses you, don`t feel frustrated. Help is at hand, literally in the form of your smartphone equipped with chat application Whatsapp.

Amit Shah to flag off BJP`s `Vijay Sankalp Yatra` in Haryana

With Assembly polls round the corner, BJP president Amit Shah will flag off a party rally which will pass through Haryana with an aim to "expose" Bhupinder Singh Hooda government on several issues including corruption and nepotism in government jobs.

Ask CBI to probe corruption in state-run banks: BJP MP

Concerned over skeletons coming out after the arrest of Syndicate Bank CMD SK Jain, a BJP member on Thursday asked the government to direct the CBI to prepare a time-bound action plan to probe corruption in state-run banks.

39 IAS, 15 others accused of corruption

Sanctions have been given to prosecute 39 IAS, eight IFS and seven IPS officers for corruption in the last three years, parliament was informed Wednesday.

Proceedings against Finmeccannica in VVIP chopper deal shelved

Italian prosecutors have "shelved" proceedings against defence major Finmeccannica, the parent firm of AgustaWestland, saying it had nothing to do with the alleged corruption in India`s Rs 3,600-crore deal to procure 12 VVIP helicopters, Italian news agency Ansa reported.

Autorickshaws in Delhi to go off roads tomorrow

A large number of autorickshaws in Delhi will go off roads tomorrow against alleged highhandedness of traffic police and transport department.

Have nothing to say: Manmohan Singh on Justice Markandey Katju`s charge

While the allegations of corruption in judiciary made by ex-Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju continues to raise the political temperature of the country, former prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence on the issue and said that he had nothing more to add since his colleague HR Bhardwaj had already spoken on the same.

Turkey arrests more than 50 senior police officers: TV

Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls.

China police chief investigated by graft body

The police chief of China`s Tianjin city is being investigated for corruption, authorities said, the third senior security official in the northern port to be targeted for graft in eight years.

Katju`s statement confirms corruption in Congress government, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson MJ Akbar on Monday expressed shock over former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice (retired) Maarkandey Katju`s statement on corruption in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government led by Manmohan Singh.