Bangladesh opposition leader goes on trial for graft

Bangladesh`s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia went on trial Monday charged with embezzling $650,000 in two graft cases that could see her jailed for life if found guilty.

Telangana CM assures graft-free environment for investors

Telangana Chief Minister K Chadrasekhar Rao Thursday assured investors in Singapore of his government`s major plan to develop the newly created state by accelerating project approvals in a graft-free environment.

China arrests Shanghai ex-official over graft

Chinese President Xi Jinping`s anti-graft campaign is turning its focus to the power base of his predecessor Jiang Zemin, with prosecutors in Shanghai announcing a former official`s arrest for corruption.

Anti-graft campaign: Xi faces tough test at CPC leaders meet

Chinese President Xi Jinping will face his biggest political test to muster support for his stepped up anti-graft campaign against top retired officials at a gathering of ruling Communist Party elite this week.

Turkey arrests more than 50 police officers in graft probe: TV

Forty serving and former top police officers were arrested in Istanbul, including the former head of the anti-terror unit of Istanbul police, Omer Kose.

Ex-Indonesia sports official gets prison for graft

Indonesia`s anti-graft court sentenced a former Cabinet minister today to four years in prison for corruption related to the construction of a multi million-dollar sports complex.

Senior Chinese official sacked in graft probe: Xinhua

China`s highest-ranking politician to be investigated since President Xi Jinping took power has been sacked from his government post after being placed under a corruption probe, state media said on Wednesday.

`Apply mind` while issuing order on graft cases: CVC to depts

Central Vigilance Commission advised its officers dealing with disciplinary and corruption cases involving their subordinates.

Thailand`s graft agency to rule on case against deposed PM

Thailand`s anti-corruption agency may decide on Thursday whether to pursue charges against ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that could see her banned from politics, ending any hopes she may have of staging an electoral comeback.

Hong Kong tycoons to stand trial in graft case

Two of Hong Kong`s richest tycoons will go on trial Thursday in the city`s biggest ever corruption case -- which analysts say threatens to cast an uncomfortable spotlight on cosy ties between officials and wealthy moguls.

CVC awaits sanction to prosecute over 50 officials for graft

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is awaiting sanction from different departments for more than four months to prosecute over 50 officials, including from IAS and IPS, for their alleged involvement in corruption.

After popular protests, Oman starts to pursue graft

Young Omanis who took to the streets in 2011 to demand jobs and better economic prospects failed to trigger the mass protests that transformed other parts of the Arab world in their own Gulf state.

Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on graft: Khurshid

The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.

Former PMs Gilani, Ashraf appear in Pakistani court

Former Pakistani premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervaz Ashraf today appeared in a court here in connection with graft cases filed against them.

Thai PM to be charged with neglect of duty

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be charged with neglect of duty over a rice farm subsidy scheme and could be removed from office if found guilty, an anti-graft panel announced Tuesday.

Son of Zambian ex-president jailed two years for graft

Zambian ex-diplomat and son of former president Rupiah Banda was on Friday sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of corruption.

`Steep rise` in magnitude of corruption: CJI

Stating that corruption has a tendency to breed like "cancer" in society, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Wednesday said a change in attitude was needed to check the "steep rise" in the magnitude of graft.

Taiwan court upholds ex-general`s jail term on graft

Taiwan`s supreme court said it had rejected an appeal for a retired lieutenant-general serving a lengthy prison sentence in a high-profile bribery scandal.

Salvadoran ex-president tries to flee amid graft probe

El Salvador`s ex-president Francisco Flores, who is under investigation over USD 10 million donated by Taiwan, tried to flee the country on a bus, President Mauricio Funes said.

Turk economy minister resigns over graft probe, denies wrongdoing

Turkey`s Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan resigned over a high-level corruption probe on Wednesday, while describing it as a "dirty set-up" against the government.