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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian court convicts powerful politician and former film star of corruption

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Veteran politician and former film star Jayalalithaa Jayaram convicted of corruption in case that first began in 1997 Ex-film star politician jailed ... politicians, was jailed in a corruption case that has run for nearly two decades. The chief minister of the prosperous southern state of Tamil Nadu was taken into custody after a judge in the southern ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Mumbai Review is aimed at ending kickbacks and other illegal medical practices India tackles corruption at state hospitals India has placed all central government-run hospitals under "critical review" to identify and end corrupt medical practices in the country. The hospitals under scrutiny will include the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical ...

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    Indian anti-corruption party leader to stand in national elections

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Varanasi, India Anti-corruption leader to run against Modi The leader of a fledgling Indian anti-corruption party yesterday announced plans to run against front runner and opposition leader Narendra Modi in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi in looming elections. Arvind Kejriwal, head of the Aam Aadmi or Common Man Party, said he was ready to take on Modi, ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Corruption taints Indian athletes in Sochi

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... corruption-tainted officials from running for election The taint of corruption followed India’s Olympic athletes everywhere in Sochi. They were not allowed to enter the Olympic stadium marching under ... of corruption and it’s not a nice image for the country Shiva Keshavan But the athletes had done nothing wrong. Their administrative exile was the result of ethics violations by the Indian Olympic ...

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    India approves historic anti-corruption law

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:11pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... legislation to create a powerful anti-graft watchdog following a mass anti-corruption movement that swept the country in 2011 and spurred politicians into action. The ruling Congress and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined forces in the lower house in a rare display of unity to create a corruption ombudsman in the lower decision-making house of parliament. BJP house leader ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Aam Aadmi Party vows to clean up India's corrupt political scene

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 01:58am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... India with its corruption, the politicians. On Thursday, however, one of this species was found sitting on her ivory leather sofa at Bhasin's special request. He was in her living room ... they have been corrupt... we will root out corruption if you give us the chance." Bharati is a candidate of India's new party, the Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man's Party) which ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Cheating the hungry: corruption in India’s food scheme

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 04:22pm by AFP

    ... a choice.” As a result, corruption “happens everywhere... In some places, it’s worse than others,” he says. The scheme – which will add 230 billion rupees to India’s annual food subsidy costs ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian police detain anti-corruption activists

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 04:07pm

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Indian police detained scores of anti-corruption activists who tried to march Sunday to the homes of top political leaders to protest a scandal over ... of India Against Corruption, a group led by prominent anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, have said they would blockade the homes of leaders of both the ruling Congress party and the main ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indians angry at officials who own cash-counting machines

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... as saying: "The children in the house use it as a toy." Cash counters have become a new focal point for anger at rampant corruption in India. Last year, critics of the powerful leader ... India, refused to reveal how many machines are sold to private citizens a month, beyond saying, "it's a good business". Indians are used to corrupt officials. In 2011, a civil ...

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    Indian anti-graft crusader uses ruling party's slogan

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... India's leading anti-corruption crusader has hijacked the campaign slogan used by the ruling Congress party as the name for his new political movement as he prepares to do electoral battle. Arvind ... as its biggest constituency. Kejriwal, whose string of corruption accusations against the graft-tainted Congress government and some of India's most powerful people have unsettled the elite, ...




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