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From extortion to corruption, these are the cases against Mumbai’s ex-top cop Param Bir Singh

Singh is facing at least 5 charges of extortion and corruption in the state. Earlier this year, he had made allegations of corruption against former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
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I fought corruption, communalism and 17 transfers under 3 Haryana CMs: Ex-IAS officer

I could not compromise the principles of democratic governance. So I took voluntary retirement in 1985 with 15 years of service left, writes MG Devasahayam.
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This is how Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is looking to regain his anti-corruption crusader tag

In his first stint in 2005, Nitish Kumar had forged image of an anti-corruption crusader. The first 2 years of his rule show 122 cases filed against officials accepting bribes.

A new book exposes China’s hidden corruption. Xi’s family and CCP have a lot to answer

Xi Jinping's tight control over media and dwindling access of foreign journalists to Chinese leaders has made it difficult to report on corruption at the highest levels of CCP.
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BJP ministers in Bihar have earned Rs 100 crore through transfer of officials, BJP MLA claims

2,000 state employees were transferred in Bihar between 23 June and 30 June. This has thrown up an alleged corruption scandal, with ruling BJP MLAs making allegations.
The CBI logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CBI books its DSP for amassing illegal assets worth Rs 1.94 cr, 3 times more than income

DSP Brajesh Kumar, who was booked by CBI under the Prevention of Corruption Act, had previously been a recipient of the Union home minister's medal for excellence in investigation.

Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari

In conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said India’s road infrastructure will be comparable to the best of the US and Europe by 2024. There will be access-controlled expressways, green highways, public transport running on electricity and many other improvements, he said, adding that road projects worth Rs 24,000 crore are already being developed under the Bharatmala project. The Delhi-Mumbai expressway will be ready by 2022, Gadkari said. The Union minister said the need of the hour is expeditious decision-making and positive approach, as he cited an example of delayed payments to road contractors that in turn delay many projects. Gadkari said the "total system is corrupt" but he is not afraid of anybody as he does not do "any work, which is illegal or unethical". The minister also termed the allegations of Swedish bus manufacturer Scania gifting him bus as “totally baseless”....
The CBI logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CBI books 6 Lt Col-ranked officers, others in Army recruitment scam

The agency said it has booked 23 Army personnel and civilians, including relatives of officers, for allegedly demanding bribes and facilitating bribery.
The Hillbrow Tower, operated by Telkom SA SOC Ltd., left, stands on the city skyline at dusk in Johannesburg, South Africa (Representational image) | Photographer: Guillem Sartorio/Bloomberg

South African Voters are sick of corrupt officials and are taking matters into their own hands

Talk of withholding rates and taxes has now become commonplace in South Africa. Why pay, if your money is merely going to be ‘eaten’?
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | Photo: ANI

With CBI at Mamata’s family doorstep, BJP got what it wanted in Bengal — a dynasty issue

A few years ago, when CBI visited then Kolkata CP Rajiv Kumar’s house, Mamata and the police rushed to intervene. Now, Abhishek Banerjee is left to defend his family alone.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.