The case pertained to the irregular allocation of coal blocks in the Rajhara region in Jharkhand to the Kolkata based private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.
The symbiotic relationship between politicians with criminal backgrounds and highly ambitious careerist bureaucrats is damaging democracy.
Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and senior officials who were rounded up in a graft inquiry.
The draft must still pass two more parliamentary votes. But if written into law, police would not be allowed to say whether they have found sufficient grounds to charge Netanyahu, keeping the Israeli public in the dark.
A special parliamentary commission started debating the bill last week, with the ruling party aiming to have it approved by the end of the year.
Dar has an arrest warrant issued against him after he missed multiple court appearances on charges that he had amassed wealth beyond his known sources of income.
At the height of his influence, Lu Wei, a colourful and often brash official by Chinese standards, was seen as emblematic of China’s increasingly pervasive internet controls.
Netanyahu was questioned for several hours at his residence in an ongoing fraud investigation under the oversight of the state attorney, the country’s chief prosecutor, and with the authorisation of the attorney-general.
Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security. Despite using force and violence, many groups even have support from authorities
The 14 officers included those from Assam Police Service, Assam Civil Service and allied services posted in various districts.
Demonetisation has resulted in, at best, marginal improvements in India’s tax compliance and digitisation. But at what cost?
The corruption case, involving the payment of bribes by meatpacker JBS SA, had paralysed Temer’s reform agenda for six months and weakened his government.
A report a year ago by South Africa’s anti-graft agency known as Public Protector recommended a judicial probe be held to look into allegations of systemic corruption by Zuma, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned companies.
The two, along with others from their village, tried to complain to a local legislator, but were turned away after waiting for five hours.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country’s citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
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.