Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Corruption

Jewar’s taking off but on ground are broken promises, villages divided & jobless crorepatis

With no fields, jobs, and compensation money running out, villagers who gave way to the Jewar airport feel cheated. Their ‘urban’ life isn't working.

Sri Lanka ex-minister Namal Rajapaksa earned ‘over million euros’ in corrupt deals, report claims

ABC investigation claims former sports minister got payoffs from Australian medical firm Aspen, which allegedly laundered millions of dollars in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa denies allegations.

Contractor found dead in Karnataka hotel room, ‘suicide note’ blames minister Eshwarappa

Santosh Patil had accused minister Eshwarappa of demanding 40% 'commission' on completed work. He went missing from Belagavi Monday and his body was found in an Udupi lodge Tuesday.

‘In Punjab, if someone demands bribe, don’t refuse…’ — CM Bhagwant Mann has a solution

The chief minister will launch an anti-corruption helpline – his own WhatsApp number – on 23 March, Shaheed Diwas.

‘Not saleable commodity’, says Calcutta HC judge after lawyer asks him for ‘favourable’ verdict

Justice Shekhar B. Saraf recuses from case, calling the matter ‘unfortunate’. Harish Salve, appearing for same petitioner as errant lawyer, also withdraws, calling it ‘obnoxious’.

We should work together to rid nation of corruption: PM Modi says in Mann Ki Baat address

In his radio broadcast, Modi also talked about the merging of the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' near India Gate and the flame at the nearby National War Memorial.

India ranks 85th in corruption index, Transparency report flags concern over democratic status

India’s rank improved by one place from 86th in 2020. However, the anti-corruption watchdog raised concern over 'decay' in fundamental freedoms & institutional checks and balances.

You can now file corruption complaints online with Lokpal

Justice Ghose inaugurated the digital platform LokpalOnline, which can be accessed by citizens of the country and complaints can be filed from anywhere, anytime at

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.

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.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.