The taxpayer fund proposed by a special committee of the lower house of Congress is part of an effort to reform Brazil’s discredited political system.
The Swiss People’s Party has said that India and ten other countries are “too corrupt” and that it will get enough support in the country’s parliament to halt the tax information exchange process.
Though the marginalised Sahariya community were allotted houses built by the government, the poor materials used have made them unliveable in the monsoon.
Difficulties in curbing fraud, a flawed incentive structure and a focus on infrastructure over placements are deeply hurting the Modi government’s flagship skilling scheme and subverting its larger goals.
A commission reviewing PRI statutes voted to make the change on Wednesday but the move must still be approved by a wider group on Saturday.
Netanyahu accused his leftist opponents and the country’s media of trying to oust his government by pressuring investigators to indict him “at any cost” in two cases of corruption.
Zuma survived a close parliamentary no-confidence vote that would have forced him from office, provoking passionate support and opposition across the country.
Zuma’s critics have been calling for a secret ballot in the hope it will embolden lawmakers from his African National Congress party to support his removal.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing as prosecutors pushed a 12-year jail term for charges including embezzlement, perjury, and bribing the ousted President Park Geun-hye.
In addition, Zhang took gifts, including money, abused his power and had “abnormal sexual relations with others,” an anti-graft watchdog’s statement said.
Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
A former chief of staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state in two graft cases in which the Israeli leader has been questioned as a suspect.
An Israeli court said that two police investigations in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned could result in corruption charges.
Activists and Delhi’s courts criticise the lack of replantation in the city’s Forest Department and allege that its implementing agencies are incentivised to fell trees because they profit from the auctioned sale of timber.
But the support was less than expected, raising questions about the future of his economic reform agenda and how he will fare in future Congressional votes.
As Modi’s CBI drags its feet, US authorities have also obliquely reminded India of its obligations under the UN Convention Against Corruption and the Palmero Convention
Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces sentences on seven verdicts of misusing billions of dollars in government funds while in office, the public prosecutor at Iran’s Supreme Audit Court said.
Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro said there is still lack of interest from the country’s political establishment to fight corruption, despite the political and economic crisis the practice sent the country into.
Ng Lap Seng was accused of paying more than $1 million in bribes to two UN ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center.
N. Ram’s new book sees mounting graft as an outgrowth of economic liberalisation. But the fact that controlled economies produced some of the most corrupt societies the world has known should give us pause to think.
Despite the conviction and other charges against him, Lula remains a popular figure among many Brazilian voters, according to recent polls, and has said he wants to run again for the top office next year.
Speaker Rodrigo Maia stressed the need for a swift decision in response to the charges against Temer, so that the legislature could devote attention their economic agenda.
The charge has increased tensions in a chaotic political scenario and investors question whether the government can deliver a business-friendly agenda.
Brazil President Michel Temer set to be first sitting leader facing criminal charges of corruption, the country’s top federal prosecutor said.
Unions fiercely oppose Temer’s labour reform bill as it reduces their power over workplaces by cutting mandatory dues and allowing companies and employees to negotiate contract terms more freely.
“I have been charged with taking bribes without ever having received a cent… I’ve never seen any of that money and I have never taken part in planning to commit any crimes.”
After repeated indictments at South Africa’s courts and a rising tide of discontent from his population, President Zuma seems to be at the end of the line.
Brazil’s labour force which was already hurting due to recession was dealt a severe blow by its own government’s participation in flexibilisation of labour laws in order to further reduce labour costs.
The prosecutor claims it is to weaken Temer’s defense in the corruption case with JBS meatpackers, accusations he continues to deny.
As the law now stands, it is up to federal prosecutors to hammer out the details of plea bargains. Opening the possibility that defence lawyers could ask the top court to decide on the terms would slow down the speed at which such agreements are made.
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Dmytro Firtash, accused of orchestrating bribes worth $18.5 million to Indian officials, has argued that the charges against him should be dismissed because the Indian government is not pursuing criminal charges.
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil’s democracy hangs in the balance.
The CBI’s decision to go after NDTV and its founders – while ignoring cases against the Adanis, Ambanis and other powerful businesses despite serious evidence – doesn’t bode well for the agency.
Park’s long time confidante Choi Soon-sil’s daughter is being brought back from Denmark where she was hiding to avoid prosecution.
However much Modi tries to convince people that things are better today than in the pre-NDA era, his government has struggled to make considerable progress in most areas of India’s political economy.
Brazil’s political crisis is spiralling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorising a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
The release of the plea-bargain testimony by Brazil’s top court raises serious doubts about whether Michel Temer can maintain his grip on the presidency.
Citizens came out in large numbers to protest against the government’s corruption and the increasing gaps between the rich and poor.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.