Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Corruption

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

What Manmohan Singh said about quitting after Rahul Gandhi’s Ordinance act: Montek Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia in his book 'Backstage' explains why Rahul Gandhi rubbishing the 2013 Ordinance revealed differences within Congress on tolerating graft.

Paswan sends additional pvt secretary accused of corruption by CBI back to parent cadre

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has also sought the ‘strictest possible action’ against his former additional private secretary Arun Kumar Singh.  

Property and land top sectors where bribery continued like before in 2018, says survey

Survey by LocalCircles & Transparency International India also showed a break-up of how things have changed in the last 12 months with regard to bribery demand.

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.