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Front companies, corrupt govts, banks that vanish overnight — how global kleptocrats unite

In ‘Kleptopia’, Tom Burgis follows how dirty money floods the global economy when crisis hits democracies and kleptocrats see an opportunity to seize power.
Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
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Open to probe, says Bengaluru Archbishop of charges church trust misappropriated Rs 300 cr

Retired Karnataka HC judge, Justice Michael Saldanha, says he has written to ED demanding a probe into Asha Trust that belongs to the archdiocese, and adds there is evidence of corruption.
File image of Anna Hazare | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP showed dreams of corruption-free India, are those claims now hollow, asks Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare responds to Delhi BJP chief’s letter asking for agitation against ‘corrupt’ AAP govt, asking why central govt, which has been in power for 6 years, has not acted against it.
Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Former Pakistan general Asim Bajwa, who is PM aide and CPEC chief, faces ‘corruption’ heat

Report alleges Bajwa family’s ‘suspicious’ financial dealings run into millions of dollars. A Pakistani govt website was hacked, calling for accountability.
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Bring presidential system to states, cut MLAs to size and watch corruption shrink

Corruption can only be tackled effectively if there is a strong push from the highest level — the political executive. This may seem like asking for the moon but it is not impossible.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress | Photo: ANI

Mamata govt now in trouble over Amphan relief ‘scam’, after cut-money and PDS corruption

CM Mamata Banerjee formed an all-party committee after 2,100 complaints of corruption in Amphan relief, mostly against Trinamool’s grass-root leaders.
Rajeev Bindal (right) was appointed Himachal Pradesh BJP president by the party's national president J.P. Nadda in January this year | Photo: ANI

Himachal BJP president asked to resign at PMO’s behest after corruption allegations

Rajeev Bindal, a former state health minister, said he was resigning to uphold moral values, but ThePrint has learnt that he was asked to do so.
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Kejriwal and Khattar forgot Vadra deals. Only IAS Ashok Khemka stuck to fighting corruption

In Just Transferred, Bhavdeep Kang and Namita Kala write about Ashok Khemka, the man who was transferred 53 times for speaking truth to power and cancelled Robert Vadra’s land deals.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds retirement of 2 judicial officers accused of sexism, corruption

Of the two judicial officers, one of them was dismissed for "highly sexist remarks" while the other granted bail for a non-bailable offence after accepting a bribe.

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Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.