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If you want to post any relevant information, your articles, experiences, op-eds, documents, audios, videos, etc., click here to know how to contribute. By crude estimate at least 95% of politicians, judges, police, bureaucrats, industrialists, etc. are corrupt. These corrupts are looting our country for last sixty years. They are nothing but native invaders, thieves and criminals and the single largest threat to the national security. They are not Sahibs, they deserve boot of the masses. According to the standard of any civilized country they deserve at least rigorous life imprisonment. Read the sections below to know how mean they are. India is going through a state of complete anarchy. For every posted news here, there are 1000 similar incidents unreported in the media.

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Sep 12, 2013 FTP: Has a degree from an Indian university lost all value?: "US-based MIT and Harvard University topped an authoritative list of the world's top 200 university rankings that did not figure any educational institutions from India."
Sep 12, 2013 Have Hindu-Muslim relations worsened in 21st century india?: "AK-47 cartridges have been recovered from Baghpat even as the death toll in Muzaffarnagar's communal flashes rose to 48. 1500 people have been arrested so far in connection with the riots. The curfew in the district was relaxed from 12 noon to 5 pm on Wednesday to monitor the situation."
Sep 12, 2013 Watch: Cong, BSP, SP, Congress leaders delivering hate speeches in Muzaffarnagar: "Muslim leaders from Congress, BSP and shared dias on August 30 and one of them delivered a hate speech in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The BJP leader on the very next day (August 31) was seen addressing a mass gathering and delivered a hate speech."
Sep 12, 2013 Why no action been taken against Muzaffarnagar's hate speech leaders?: "Muslim leaders from Congress, BSP and SP shared dais on August 30 and one of them delivered a hate speech. The BJP leader on the very next day (August 31) was seen addressing a mass gathering and delivered a hate speech"
Sep 11, 2013 SC rejects ailment plea, says Chautala must go to jail: "the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked him whether the same reasons would stop him from accepting top posts if his party came back to power."
Sep 11, 2013 Kashmir group to release music album as 'tribute' to Afzal Guru: "Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and organisers of the counter-concert titled Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir announced Wednesday an album "tribute" to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Guru was hanged in Tihar Jail earlier this year."
Sep 11, 2013 Sonia Gandhi served US court summons in hospital: " Gandhi for shielding and protecting party leaders allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi."
Sep 11, 2013 Govt to change law to protect retired babus from graft probe: "Investigating agencies may soon be required to seek the Centre’s permission to question even senior retired officials in a corruption case, a move that is likely to pit it against the Supreme Court."
Sep 11, 2013 Message from Muzaffarnagar: "a slow breakdown in Hindu-Muslim relationships, and the growing inability of local officials to tamp down on violent manifestations of such animosities. It is common to hear that the state government somehow 'allows' riots to polarise communities for electoral reasons. This is, largely, bunkum."
Sep 11, 2013 Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic: "If they are allowing photography they will be answerable on the Day of Judgment in the court of God.""
Sep 10, 2013 CBI names Srinivasan as accused in Jagan DA case: "Srinivasan was charged with investing Rs 140 crore in Carmel Asia Holdings Ltd and Bharati Cements Ltd."
Sep 10, 2013 Four cops arrested for arms smuggling: "In a shocking case four policemen have been arrested in Jammu near the border district of Rajouri for their alleged involvement in extortion and smuggling of arms and ammunition from Pakistan. An investigation has been launched to find out if the arrested policemen were helping aid terror activities."
Sep 10, 2013 Dumb Rahul Gandhi's speech at CII made Fun and Sonia Manmohan Secret Phone talk
Sep 10, 2013 Modi says Congress has written new 'ABCD' book on corruption: "The country is on the "verge of destruction", said Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi while blaming the Congress for rampant corruption."
Sep 10, 2013 Narendra Modi says Congress has written new 'ABCD' book on corruption: ""According to the book, A stands for Adarsh scam, B for Bofors scam, C for coal scam and D for damad ka karobar (son-in-law's business),""
Sep 8, 2013 Ramdev alleges, Nehru had accepted Netaji as war criminal: " "Even after studying abroad, Rahul continues to remain below average as far as intelligence is concerned""
Sep 7, 2013 Ratan Tata 'rattled' by India's image over scams, retrospective taxation: "Ratan Tata is ""rattled"" by India's current image emerging from scams and retrospective taxation, and wants the government to give an ""irreversible commitment"" that law of the land has sanctity. ""Never before has India had that kind of image,"""
Sep 7, 2013 As economy limps, netas, babus blow up taxpayers’ money: ""Maintaining the rent-free bungalows of 77 central ministers cost the public exchequer Rs. 100 crore over the last three years at a time when an average middle-class Delhi family was finding it difficult to buy a home as rising prices put a dent in its savings"; "UPA ministers, forced to fly economy in 2008 at the time of the global economic slowdown, are back in the business class. In 2011-12, the government paid Rs. 678 crore on the air fares of 40 globetrotting ministers — 12 times more than the previous year’s sum.""
Sep 7, 2013 राहुल गाँधी के नेतृत्व में खुश रहूँगा: मनमोहन सिंह: "2014 के आम चुनावों के बाद कांग्रेस द्वारा सौंपे गए किसी भी कार्यभार में वे खुश रहेंगे,"
Sep 7, 2013 Rahul an ideal choice for PM, will be happy to work under him: PM: "he will be happy to work under him."
Sep 7, 2013 30 Minutes: Has India become 'No country for women'?: "Women in Delhi and Mumbai share the candid stories of daily sexual harassment"
Sep 7, 2013 Wasn't PM working under Rahul's leadership all these years, asks Modi: "Political reactions poured in soon after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is an ideal choice for the post of prime minister."
Sep 7, 2013 Kolkata: Blamegame over infant deaths: "Over the last 5 days at least 35 children have died in a single hospital in Kolkata. The super specialty BC Roy hospital in Kolkata is the same place where 18 children died in just 2 days in 2011. But two years on it appears no lessons have been learnt"
Sep 7, 2013 How can ethical standards be improved within the judiciary?: "The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which replaces the collegium system with a judicial commission to appoint judges."
Sep 7, 2013 Are appointment to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism?: "A day after the Judicial Accountability Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, CNN-IBN has assessed documents that reveal nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, particularly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court."
Sep 7, 2013 Police brutality caught on tape: "Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seems to be continuing to bear the brunt of the solar scam. In further embarrassment, the police were seen attacking an Opposition protestor who was waving a black flag at the Chief minister. The injured protestercollapsed on the spot and was moved to a hospital."
Sep 7, 2013 Sand mining mafia menace in UP: "The sand mining menace continues to plague Uttar Pradesh. This time a farmer paid the price with his life for taking on the sand mafia, leading to violent protests in Barabanki."
Sep 5, 2013 Olympics: India faces ban?: "CNN-IBN's editor-in-chief, Rajdeep Sardesai speaks with Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh over the ongoing tussle between IOC and IOA."
Sep 5, 2013 RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi: "Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday called the RTI Amendment Bill unethical and immoral. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit."
Sep 5, 2013 1984 riots: US court summons Sonia for 'shielding' party leaders: "A federal court in New York has issued summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi for 'shielding and protecting' party leaders allegedly involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Sikhs For Justice group had filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Sonia Gandhi. The Congress, however, said in a statement that they were not aware of any charges."
Sep 5, 2013 Mentally challenged girls abused: "Barely four days after a 30-year-old mentally challenged and speech impaired woman was raped in a Pune hospital by the security guard and warden, another such incident from Jammu has come to light. Five mentally challenged girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by the director and the security guard of the rehab home in Jammu. The police have nabbed the accused but sources said that more arrests are likely and females working in the home have also been suspected to be involved in the case."
Sep 5, 2013 India's Olympic exile to continue?: "It's a massive blow to india hopes of returning back into the Olympics. The IOC has maintained its tough stand saying that the contentious chargsheet clause has to be accepted by the IOA before it can conduct elections. The proposed clause bars chargesheeted officials from holding any IOA post. IOA had refused accept IOC'S chargesheet clause on tainted officials."
Sep 4, 2013 Gas-guzzling government talks austerity, burns crores: "Bizarre ideas like shutting petrol pumps at night are floated even as the fuel bill of ministers and babus tots up to about Rs 3,000 crore a year in Delhi alone."
Sep 4, 2013 UP: Police lathicharge women protestors: "The teachers of Kasturba Gandhi Residential Schools on Wednesday (September 4) were lathicharged by the cops in Lucknow. The teachers were protesting in front of Vidhan Sabha demanding a hike in their salary."
Sep 4, 2013 Indian children used as guinea pigs?: "Were several Indian tribal girls used as guinea pigs? That is what a 72-page Parliamentary Panel scathing report alleges. The report alleges that two American pharma giants' untested vaccine was administered to thousands of tribal girls in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat in the garb of a demonstration project. The report questions Indian medical research body for allowing the trial without proper study and paper work."
Sep 4, 2013 Mining baron Reddy completes two years in jail: "Gali Janardhana Reddy, who rode to riches on booming iron ore exports in the last decade and virtually lorded over the BJP in Karnataka for over five years, completes two years behind bars Sep 5 on charges of illegal mining."
Sep 4, 2013 US court issues summons to Sonia Gandhi in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case: "The summons have been issued to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for "shielding and protecting" the leaders of her party."
Sep 3, 2013 Seeking VVIP status lands Delhi CBI judge in hot water: "A Delhi judge's desire to get 'escort and pilot' vehicles and VVIP security during his nine-day private visit to his ancestral village in Punjab is sure to earn him more than a censure as the Supreme Court on Tuesday requested the Delhi high court chief justice to make him aware about "misuse of power"."
Sep 2, 2013 India’s Real Problem is Corruption, Not Poor Policies: "no matter how inventive or well-intentioned a policy may be, corruption will always get in its way."
Sep 2, 2013 Big Jump in Corruption Complaints: "“The commission received more than 37,000 complaints during 2012 as compared to 17,407 complaints in 2011"
Sep 2, 2013 65% Indians think the parliament and legislature are corrupt, India is the top bribe-paying nation: Study: "A recent international survey on corruption noted low opinions by Indian citizens on the transparency of India's governance"
Sep 2, 2013 Woman gang-raped by four men, set afire in Madhya Pradesh: "her neighbours identified as Hamid, Irshad Khan, Aashiq and Raees Khan took turns to assault her over an alleged property dispute,"
Sep 2, 2013 Woman raped in Pune hospital; ward boy, guard arrested: "In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a ward boy and a security guard in the lift of a municipal hospital"
Sep 2, 2013 The Last Word: What are sensible and silly ways of conserving fuel?: "In an attempt to cut fuel consumption, the Petroleum Ministry has proposed petrol pumps to be open from 8 am to 8 pm only. Oil Minister Veerappa Moily had earlier written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram suggesting further hike on fuel prices."
Aug 31, 2013 Court orders FIR against Sheila Dikshit: " FIR against chief minister Sheila Dikshit and others for allegedly misusing government funds for an advertisement campaign before the 2008 assembly polls."
Aug 31, 2013 Every citizen in the country has either been a victim or a culprit of corruption: Santosh Hegde: "from 2010 onwards, the amount of one scam scaled to lakh crore. For instance, 2G and Coalgate scam touched a massive figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore and Rs 1.86 lakh crore respectively,”"
Aug 31, 2013 Why assets case is important for Jaya: "questions surrounding this unprecedented situation where a convicted person was sworn-in — when she was disqualified from contesting due to the same conviction in the first place — reached the Supreme Court. She had to step down in September after the apex court held her appointment unconstitutional."
Aug 31, 2013 There is no check on corrupt people in the system: Santosh Hegde: "From 80 lakhs in 1948 and 640 lakhs in 1986 to 1.76 lakh crores in 2011, even the Indian economy has failed to match the pace at which scams have grown since the independence."
Aug 31, 2013 Comment: Corruption and cronyism put the breaks on India's growth: "Almost every day there is a story about corruption in the Indian media. Sectors such as mining, real estate and telecoms have been particularly affected."
Aug 31, 2013 Noida: Four including two policemen arrested in a gangrape case: "A gangrape has been reported from Noida in Uttar Pradesh in which 2 police personnel are among the 4 accused. All four people have been taken into custody and a case of a gangrape has been registered."
Aug 30, 2013 "Hamara paisa, hamara hisaab"
Aug 30, 2013 Delhi’s the corruption capital: Ajay Devgn
Aug 30, 2013 Facts on Corruption
Aug 30, 2013 सुशील मोदी का नीतीश पर वार, कहा- यासीन भटकल को बिहार का दामाद घोषित कर सकती है जेडीयू
Aug 30, 2013 Vote bank politics over Bhatkal's arrest: "Samjawadi Party leader Kamaal Farooqi today kicked up a controversy over the arrest of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, asking whether it is based on the grounds of crime or religion."
Aug 30, 2013 Newsmaker of the Day: Kamal Farooqi: "SP leader Kamal Farooqi has raised questions over the arrest of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and asked whether he was arrested on the basis of religion."
Aug 29, 2013 Nepotism: The subtle form of corruption
Aug 29, 2013 Use mobile camera to shoot down the corrupt: Kiran Bedi: "“Today almost every government office is synonymous to corruption as the country doesn’t have stringent laws to punish them. All government offices should use cameras so that all corrupt practices within the premises can be recorded,”"
Aug 29, 2013 Cheating the hungry: Corruption in India's food scheme - By Adam Plowright
Aug 28, 2013 Daughter gang-raped, wife killed; man moves SC seeking protection: "A school-going 15-year-old girl was kidnapped and repeatedly gang-raped in a car by the sons of influential persons in village Chotikalasi in Haryana's Nilokheri tehsil on August 6 last year. The accused released her with a warning that if she did not return to them every 10 days, her parents would be killed."
Aug 28, 2013 'Robber' critical after Madhya Pradesh cops ram baton into rectum: ""police stripped Mayur and then rammed a baton inside his rectum after pouring petrol mixed with chilli powder". Mayur could barely walk or pass urine after the torture. When he began to sink, prison authorities shifted him to Satna district hospital. Fearing he would die, harried doctors there referred him to the hospital in Rewa, 65 km from Manjhgawa police station, Satna, where the torture took place."
Aug 28, 2013 Capital Shame: 26-day-old infant dies after 5 govt hospitals refuse admission citing scarcity of beds: "Sunil Singh went from pillar to post in at least five government hospitals including AIIMS, on the night Sonia Gandhi fell ill, but could not get admission for his ailing infant girl. The 26-day-old baby died the same day past midnight. All five government hospitals, including AIIMS, refused admission saying they had no bed for the infant."
Aug 28, 2013 Has the Centre given up on Rupee?: "On Wednesday morning (August 28), the Rupee breached the 68 mark but the question is not about the markets, the slump or the Rupee anymore. It is about you and me -- the middle class. Each day as the economy weakens, the impact trickles down to us and we bear the brunt. Between vote banks and cash banks, why should the middle class always pay the price for misgovernance, corruption and populism?"
Aug 28, 2013 Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing arrested people to fight elections: "aking a step towards negating a Supreme Court order, Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Representation of People Act to allow a person in police custody to file nomination to fight an election."
Aug 28, 2013 Leadership deficit in India aggravating economic crisis: Ratan Tata: "Former chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata on Tuesday said that the leadership deficit in India is aggravating our economic crisis. Tata broke his silence in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN on the leadership deficit and economic crisis in the country."
Aug 28, 2013 Watching cartoons un-Islamic, says Deoband ...: "cartoon was a “picture” and watching the same, even if it was a comedy character, was against the tenets of Islam."
Aug 28, 2013 Why should not Zubin Mehta be allowed to perform?: "Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir have been opposing musical maestro Zubin Mehta's 'Ehasas-e-Kashmir' concert to be held on September 7 saying the timing is inappropriate as the region is under turmoil."
Aug 28, 2013 Watch: US student who faced sexual harassment in India on her ordeal: "Michaela Cross, the US students who faced repeated sexual harassment while on a study trip to India speaks to CNN-IBN about her ordeal."
Aug 27, 2013 SP MLA's sons bulldoze doctor's house in Rae Bareli: "The accused, accompanied by rifle toting musclemen with a bulldozer and an excavator (JCB) machine in tow, got the under-construction house razed to ground. As a swelling crowd of local residents watched, none dared intervene as the demolition continued for more than two hours."
Aug 26, 2013 'Boycott is the solution to end corruption': "“Boycott is the only way to eradicate corruption in the country. Don’t go to places where there is a corrupt officer addressing the crowd. Don’t invite such officers to your institutions just because they hold a position. Boycott them in all way possible,”"
Aug 26, 2013 Corruption begins at the highest level and goes down: Subramanian Swamy: "corruption which is spreading like virus in the country"
Aug 26, 2013 Digvijaya's brother allegedly threatens Madhya Pradesh IAS officer: "Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's brother on Monday allegedly threatened an IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh."
Aug 26, 2013  Rape, a COMMON thing in India?: "Rape in India has been described by Radha Kumar(famous author) as one of India's most common crimes against women and by the UN human-rights chief as a national problem."
Aug 25, 2013 Nexus of Corruption, Crime and Sexual Harassment: 'The Full Story You Need to Hear': "sexual harassment experienced by Michaela Cross, an American student at the University of Chicago, during her study abroad trip to India last year,"
Aug 25, 2013 Corruption has destroyed dignity of PM's post: Narendra Modi: ""If we all move ahead after being inspired by the Nav Nirman Andolan, we will automatically bring change and free our country from its present corrupt rulers,""
Aug 25, 2013 2 cops among six held for extortion: "The police has arrested six persons, including two of its own constables and a woman, for allegedly running a a sex and extortion racket in Rani Bagh area in the city."
Aug 25, 2013 Heartless Kolkata watches woman commit suicide: "A woman climbed on a lamp-post on Friday evening, took her time fashioning a noose from her dupatta, put it around her neck and jumped off. Heartless Kolkata passed by as she choked to death. It was 4pm, rush-hour on Central Avenue, and no one had the time to stop to save a life."
Aug 24, 2013 IOA set to ignore IOC directive to bar corruption-tainted officials: "It may put India’s return to the Olympic fold in jeopardy but the suspended IOA’s General Body Meeting here tomorrow is all set to ignore the IOC’s directive to bar chargesheeted officials from contesting elections through constitutional amendments."
Aug 24, 2013 Why do women feel unsafe?: "The constantly increasing rate of crime against women has raised serious concerns. Are the women of our country feeling safe when they step out of their house? To find answer to this question, TIMES NOW assesses situtation in major cities of the country."
Aug 24, 2013 'लोकल ट्रेन में जब भी सफ़र करती हूँ सहमी सी रहती हूँ': ""पुलिस वाले ने मुझसे कहा कि कृपया आप रेलवे स्टेशन से बाहर जाकर पुलिस स्टेशन में अपनी शिकायत दर्ज करें. उस दिन मुझे बहुत बुरा लगा, देश के क़ानून के ऊपर मेरा भरोसा टूट गया. एक वो दिन था और एक आज का दिन है. ट्रेन में जब भी सफ़र करती हूँ हमेशा डरी सहमी सी रहती हूँ.""
Aug 24, 2013 Jharkhand: Woman constable, on way to relative's cremation, gangraped by dacoits: "As per the FIR filed by her on Friday, she was gangraped by dacoits when she was going to Garhwa from Ranchi by a car in the wee hours"
Aug 24, 2013 Read: Mumbai gangrape survivor's statement to the police: "CNN-IBN has accessed the Mumbai gangrape survivor's statement to the police. The 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday evening at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai."
Aug 24, 2013 Modi compares PM to rupee, says both have lost value: "Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the rupee crisis. 'Both the rupee and the country's Prime Minister have lost their value,' said Modi."
Aug 24, 2013 Leave travel concession scam: Delhi to Jaipur via Brazil: "Most of the SCI staffers under scrutiny are senior executives including a former chairman and a director who submitted forged or exaggerated tickets issued by two private travel agents based in Mumbai."
Aug 23, 2013 Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped on assignment: ""Despicable! We are shamed! How long and God forbid, how many more before the criminals are punished? Wake up, India!" "Sad validation of the fact that NO city in India is safe for women. It is after all the same prevention/enforcement mechanism in use all over,""
Aug 23, 2013 BBC: Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai: "The 22-year-old was attacked on a photo shoot while accompanied by a male colleague. Women's rights campaigners have taken to the streets to voice their anger."
Aug 23, 2013 Why can't we protect our women?: "Innocent lives not spared but whats even more shocking is that these bold attempts have been made in broad daylight. On February 6, a six-month-old baby was sexually assaulted by unidentified men in Mumbai an and June 6, ten-year-old girl raped repeatedly, succumbed to her injuries. A pizza delivery boy attempted to rape a 24-year-old woman in Worli on June 27 and an American national attacked in the first class compartment of a local train in Marine lines. And on Thursday (August 23) the gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an avalanche of outrage across the country. These rapists have no fear for the law and the maximum city cannot protect its women. Why are woman being left to feel vulnerable?"
Aug 23, 2013 Mumbai gangrape: City not safe anymore, says Shobha De: "A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday around 6:30 pm while she was on an assignment at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai, according to police sources."
Aug 23, 2013 आसाराम ने रेप के बाद कहा- 'मैं भगवान हूं, तुम्हारा परिवार तबाह कर दूंगा': "जब पूरा देश आजादी का जश्न मना रहा था, आसाराम बापू अनुष्ठान के नाम पर एक नाबालिग लड़की से कथित तौर पर दुष्कर्म कर रहे थे."
Aug 23, 2013 2जी केस में टीना अंबानी ने दी गवाही, जज ने कहा- आपकी यादाश्त अनिल अंबानी से बेहतर: "जब कोर्ट ने टीना अंबानी से कहा कि आपकी यादाश्त अनिल अंबानी से बेहतर है. इस पर कुछ वकीलों ने प्रतिक्रिया दी कि तभी तो ये बेटर हाफ हैं."
Aug 23, 2013 Mumbai gangrape: It’s time to think beyond ritualistic protests
Aug 23, 2013 Tina Ambani deposes as 2G witness, denies role in Reliance ADAG: "Tina Ambani said she did not have any role in Reliance ADAG as she was just a housewife."
Aug 22, 2013 Prosecutor says Indian tycoon Ambani "hostile witness": "When asked about various meetings and links between his company, Reliance Telecom, and others accused of wrongdoing, he replied frequently that he did "not recall" or "was not aware"."
Aug 22, 2013 The dumb white chick vs creepy Indian lecher debate: "The account of a young student who suffered a mental breakdown after being “stalked, groped, masturbated at” on a trip to India has become a rorschach test of sorts."
Aug 22, 2013 Anil pleads no knowledge of Swan: "But when he was shown a form for opening a bank account on behalf of Swan Consultants (P) Limited at an ICICI Bank branch in Mumbai and his attention was drawn to the signatures and photographs of persons authorised to operate the account, Mr. Ambani admitted that it bore his signature and that of his wife Tina."
Aug 22, 2013 Antrix Devas and the second generation scam: "Devas claimed to be a satellite communication company, ostensibly started by a few former ISRO employees, including a humble chaprasi but reportedly controlled by some of the highest and mightiest in the land. Had the deal not been aborted by a vigilant media, it would have resulted in more than Rs 2 lakh crore loss to the government"
Aug 21, 2013 Conflict between democracy and its funding through corruption holds India in thrall: "Just a handful of companies admit to making political contributions. The rest pay off the books, to individual politicians, with a keen eye on the quid pro quo. Political parties file income-tax returns showing puny incomes. 2008-09 registered the highest incomes:Rs497 crore for the Congress and Rs220 crore for the BJP. In reality, these parties spend tens of thousands of crore rupees: not just for elections, but also for the regular functioning of their parties. Which means, quite simply, that India's great democracy is funded by the proceeds of corruption. This corruption takes three forms: loot of the exchequer (the fodder scam, commissions on procurement), sale of patronage (allocation of mining leases) and plain extortion (no clearance till you pay up, complex administrative procedures, each one of which serves as a rent-seeking opportunity)."
Aug 21, 2013 Dear Sonia, forget food bill: What happened to Lokpal?: "What happened to the Lokpal bill? Where is the Whistleblower’s Protection Bill? Did you hear of the Grievance Redressal Bill recently?"
Aug 21, 2013 Current economic situation worse than 1991 crisis: Chandrababu: ""There is no governance. There is policy paralysis. Added to it is corruption. The Congress-led UPA has totally ruined India in the last nine years,""
Aug 21, 2013 Corruption spreading like virus, says HC

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