Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Corruption

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.

Why China is sentencing tycoon Lai Xiaomin to death

At first glance, Lai's sentence may be meant as a reminder to naughty business tycoons of China. But it is more likely part of the Communist Party’s internal housekeeping.

Karnataka IPS officers D Roopa, Hemant Nimbalkar transferred after they spar over ‘corruption’

Roopa has accused Nimbalkar of favouring certain interested players during the tender process of the multi-crore ‘Safe City Project’.

Nageswara Rao, the retired IPS officer who believes Hinduism is the only marker of India

Nageswara Rao, who briefly headed CBI, has found a new avatar, particularly on social media. His vision is of a ‘Civilisational India’ and his mission is ‘Equal rights for Hindus’.

24% Indians bribed health workers for medical care this year, finds survey

The survey by Transparency International revealed that Indians bribe the most in Asia and 39% Indians paid bribes for public services in the country.

CBI probing its ex-directors for corruption is violation of natural justice, says court

Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal demanded to know why the CBI had conducted no investigation in over four years since the case was lodged.

Don’t criticise CDS, service chiefs for integrity pledge. Accept corruption in armed forces

Procurement procedures in the armed forces are near perfect. So if sub-standard equipment pass through, it's either because the leadership is corrupt or it is incompetent.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.