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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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Aug 13, 2011 US diplomat caught in row over calling Tamilians 'dirty and dark': ""I was on a 24-hour train trip from Delhi to Orissa. But, after 72 hours, the train still did not reach the destination... and my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians,""
Aug 13, 2011 Lottery baron Santiago Martin arrested in land grabbing case
Aug 13, 2011 Govt is murdering democracy, Anna writes to PM
Aug 13, 2011 Your misgovernance led US to interfere in India's internal matters, says Anna: "Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday accused the government of betraying the nation's trust, and said if he had known the government would cheat he wouldn't have called off his fast in April."
Aug 12, 2011 Fighting corruption: "they are planning to clean up Yeswanthpur market, which will be done to create significance for the need to clean up the country from the shackles of corruption."
Aug 12, 2011 Hasan Gets Bail as ED Fails to Link His Money to Crime: "the Bombay High Court today granted bail to Pune stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, saying the anti-money laundering agency had failed to show that wealth allegedly amassed by him was proceeds of crime."
Aug 12, 2011 Indians demonstrate outside UN office in support of Anna
Aug 12, 2011 Telangana: President approves, Hyderabad no more free job zone
Aug 12, 2011 Maval: Witnesses say cops shot detained farmer thrice: "eyewitnesses said he was shot at with a revolver by a police inspector after some other cops pushed him out of a police van in which he was detained."
Aug 12, 2011 How Maya govt won political loyalties, case by criminal case: "the BSP government has used registration and withdrawal of criminal cases as a means to tackle opposition MLAs."
Aug 12, 2011 Realty bites: House in Mumbai slums for Rs 40 lakh: "The realty market is booming in Mumbai's slums that house 60% of the city's population."
Aug 12, 2011 Biggest threat to freedom? Corruption, says young India
Aug 12, 2011 SaReGaMaPa L'il Champs 2011 - 12th August 2011 Video
Aug 12, 2011 India Today survey: Coruption erodes UPA's support, say experts: ""The results are startling. The pace at which the establishment's reputation has crumbled is quite surprising,""
Aug 12, 2011 Scams, corruption impacting consumer sentiments: Maruti
Aug 12, 2011 Is corruption in our DNA?: "“If Central government releases one rupee for poor, only 10 paisa reaches them.”"
Aug 12, 2011 Ghosh's arrest rocks WB Assembly: "A day after CPI(M) MLA Sushanta Ghosh was apprehended by the CID in a murder case, the West Bengal Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue with the ruling bench demanding the arrest of former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Government Chief Whip Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said during Zero Hour that Ghose, the former minister of Pascham Anchal Unnayan Affairs, had indulged in "mass killing with full knowledge of the former chief minister"."
Aug 12, 2011 Ghosh's arrest rocks WB Assembly: "A day after CPI(M) MLA Sushanta Ghosh was apprehended by the CID in a murder case, the West Bengal Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue with the ruling bench demanding the arrest of former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Government Chief Whip Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said during Zero Hour that Ghose, the former minister of Pascham Anchal Unnayan Affairs, had indulged in "mass killing with full knowledge of the former chief minister"."
Aug 11, 2011 BBC: Why mining in India is a source of corruption : "BS Yeddyurappa of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit recently after an anti-corruption report named him as a key suspect in a scam which allegedly cost the exchequer more than $3bn (£1.8bn)."
Aug 11, 2011 'Blood and Iron' in Bellary: A shocking tale: "500,000 tonnes of iron ore stolen, leading to a loss of Rs.5,000 crore to the nation (a more real estimate is 10 times this sum). Where did the money go? According to the film, into the coffers of the three Galli brothers - Galli Janardhana Reddy, Galli Karunakara Reddy and Galli Somashekara Reddy -, their associates and the two largest political parties in the nation, the BJP and Congress. Is it any wonder that right at the beginning of this bold 96-minute documentary a person puts the loot into perspective, saying, "It is the biggest scandal of independent India" while another declares, "The way these guys loot the country makes Nader Shah and Ghaznavids look like pickpockets.""
Aug 11, 2011 Kejriwal issues warning to government, as anti-corruption crusade gains momentum
Aug 11, 2011 We, the corrupt Indians!: "We know corruption is wrong but we also know that it is prevalent and convenient."
Aug 11, 2011 India’s parliament paralyzed over corruption scandals as key legislation on hunger awaits
Aug 11, 2011 Corruption is at the centre stage of all reforms: Aruna Roy
Aug 11, 2011 Corruption in India surprising: Dalai
Aug 11, 2011 Our freedom song: "Yes, we rank 87 out of 178 countries measured in the Transparency International’s corruption index. Yes, we have major scams running into thousands of crores where public money has been looted. Yes, you need to often pay a bribe to get work done and buying a house involves undisclosed cash transactions. But is the fight against corruption really that hopeless?"
Aug 11, 2011 SBI, ICICI hike loan rates to 15-year highs: "In case of ICICI Bank, the floating reference rate, which is the benchmark for retail loans and the I-bar-the benchmark for corporate loans-have both been increased by 50 basis points to 15.75% and 18.75%, respectively."
Aug 11, 2011 Banana Republic: "If a state government is incapable of maintaining law and order and takes recourse to knee-jerk bans raising the bogey of perceived threats, it has no business to be in power."
Aug 11, 2011 CBI chargesheets Shahi and two IAS officers: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed chargesheet against ex-health minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi, suspended IAS officer Pradeep Kumar and 11 other accused in Rs 130 crore medicine scam."
Aug 11, 2011 Tamil Nadu: Alagiri, DMK leaders grab land: "Union minister M K Alagiri's land grab scam has been exposed but it's not just MK Karunanidhi's son who is involved. CNN-IBN investigation reveals the involvement of other top DMK leaders in land scams."
Aug 10, 2011 Haryana guv's wife orders snake for ritual: "To ward off evil spirits and invoke the divine blessings, Khan was summoned to the Haryana Raj Bhavan with the serpent for rituals undertaken by Governor Jagannath Pahadia's wife Shanti, affectionately called 'Rajmata' by the staff."
Aug 10, 2011 16 yrs after death in custody, kin get Rs 4 lakh in damages: "Sixteen years after a man died in police custody, the Bombay high court has held the Maharashtra government "vicariously liable" for the death and ordered it to pay a compensation of over Rs 4 lakh."
Aug 10, 2011 Reddys would heli-hop to Bangalore for lunch: "The mining boom and helicopters have gone hand in hand in Karnataka. With China importing abundant ore from Bellary in the early 2000, a handful of mine owners-turned-politicians began hitting headlines by owning helicopters and aircraft. Former minister G Janardhana Reddy, who was a close associate of AP CM late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, owned three helicopters - a 14-seater advanced Bell chopper with night vision facility and two five-seater Bells."
Aug 10, 2011 Andhra Pradesh HC orders CBI probe into Jaganmohan Reddy's assets : "the phenomenal growth recorded by Jagathi publications owned by Jagan Reddy and others, which were directly under the control of the son of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, needs to be looked into in view of their "abnormal" performance."
Aug 10, 2011 When Mumbai walked for Anna
Aug 10, 2011 Students' association protests against corruption, corporate plunder in Delhi
Aug 10, 2011 Lawyers' community flays Lokpal Bill introduced by government, support Anna
Aug 10, 2011 Corruption in India Worries Dalai Lama
Aug 10, 2011 Citizens positive to Anna Hazare's call
Aug 10, 2011 'A Case Of A Monumental Fraud': "'The Prime Minister overruled the Cabinet Secretary, he overruled the Prime Minister’s Office, he overruled three successive ministers, and he overruled what the original bid was'"
Aug 10, 2011 Adarsh scam: CAG report indicts ex-chief ministers: "A latest report on the Adarsh scam indicts Ashok Chavan and Vilasrao Deshmukh for flouting norms"
Aug 10, 2011 Alagiri's wife grabs temple land in Madurai: "Alagiri's wife bought temple land worth over Rs 20 crore, which can't be sold, for just Rs 85 lakh."
Aug 9, 2011 India’s world class heist: "The games cost a staggering $4.1 billion instead of the $270 million initially estimated. The revenue that was supposed to pay for the event amounted to a measly $38 million."
Aug 9, 2011 Adarsh scam, a case of fence eating crop: CAG: "Terming the Adarsh Housing Society scam a classic example of fence eating the crops, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Tuesday said rules were flouted to benefit relatives of politicians, public servants and military authorities."
Aug 9, 2011 Rs 20 crore public money spent on Mayawati's home: "Sandstone walls, 18-feet tall, run round the plot. The copper-and-brass gates are locked. Inside, on the compound, Maya has installed an 18-feet statue of herself which stands under a marble canopy next to that of her mentor Kanshi Ram. The flooring in the centrally airconditioned house is said to be of Dholpur stone. The latest addition is a state-of-the-art underground parking lot. The house also has of its very own RO (reverse osmosis) plant for clean drinking water."
Aug 9, 2011 Corruption Scandals Spark New Clashes in India: "Police in India's capital blasted protesters with water cannons and beat them back with batons outside parliament Tuesday as they tried to contain rising outrage over a series of corruption scandals."
Aug 9, 2011 Karnataka Lokayukta raids six sub-registrar offices: "Karnataka’s new Lokayukta (ombudsman) Justice Shivaraj V. Patil ordered raids at six sub-registrar offices in Bangalore Rural and Doddaballapur districts and unaccounted cash running into thousands of rupees was seized from officials, brokers and agents."
Aug 9, 2011 Bhopal gas survivors burn effigy of corruption
Aug 9, 2011 Ruckus in LS after BJP alleges Maken took bribe: "BJP MP Yashwant Sinha claimed Madhu Koda paid bribe to Ajay Maken to save his government."
Aug 9, 2011 A poor country, rich in corruption: "By their corrupt acts, politicians are snatching morsels from the mouths of hungry, malnourished children, and denying a lifeline called education to millions of others. For how long are we going to tolerate this shamelessness?"
Aug 9, 2011 Stench of corruption has stuck to UPA: All-India survey
Aug 9, 2011 Clashes erupt in Indian capital during anti-graft protest: "A Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) youth activist pleads to Indian security personnel during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2011."
Aug 9, 2011 Clashes erupt in Delhi during anti-graft protest: "Police fired water cannons and tear gas at opposition party activists on the streets of the capital on Tuesday, as thousands of anti-government protesters rallied against the ruling Congress party over corruption scandals."
Aug 9, 2011 Police use water canons, batons to control angry protest in Indian capital against corruption
Aug 9, 2011 Combative Anna Hazare in Mumbai
Aug 9, 2011 Manmohan Singh behind corruption in India : "Manmohan singh exposed"
Aug 9, 2011 Egg on Army face: J&K encounter fake: ""The two conspired and stage-managed the encounter for personal benefits," he said. He meant promotions and rewards. The duo reportedly picked up an unidentified mentally challenged civilian from Rajouri on August 5 and took him to Dobawali Doka forests in Surankote where they allegedly shot him dead the next day."
Aug 9, 2011 Anti-government protests disrupt traffic in central Delhi: "around 25-30,000 participants from Delhi, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujrat, MP, Rajasthan and Maharashtra assembled."
Aug 9, 2011 Over 540 tonnes of foodgrains damaged this year: Govt
Aug 9, 2011 Govt targeting me, checking my records in Army: Anna Hazare: ""How many IAS, IPS officers and how many ministers have been jailed?"
Aug 9, 2011 Former Health Secretary surrenders: "Former Health Secretary and suspended IAS Dr Pradeep Kumar was on Monday sent to jail after he surrendered before the CBI court in connection with Rs 130 crore drug scam."
Aug 9, 2011 CWG scam rocks Parliament; Question Hour stalled: "'Ab toh yeh spasht hai, Sheila Dikshit Bhrasht hai (now it is clear, Sheila Dikshit is corrupt)"
Aug 9, 2011 Custodial killing exposes arbitrary shifting of police lock-up: "Fernandes, who was kept in Panaji police station as there was no lock-up available that day, was allegedly killed in police custody."
Aug 9, 2011 CAG slams military authorities for Adarsh housing scam: "Slamming military authorities for misappropriating prime defence land for the Adarsh housing society, the CAG has said rules were bent to benefit relatives of politicians, public servants and senior Service officers including former Army chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and N C Vij."
Aug 9, 2011 Fight against corruption second battle for Independence: Hazare: "He favoured strong punishment to deter the corrupt. "Why not provide for life term? In fact, we are saying that the corrupt should be hanged,""
Aug 9, 2011 BJP says PM appointed Kalmadi on Sonia's order: ""Gali gali me shor hai, Sonia Gandhi chor hai (Sonia Gandhi is a thief)," the BJP members shouted."
Aug 9, 2011 Foodgrain left to decay in Haryana: " Foodgrain has been kept in a shocking state of decomposition with insects and worms on them."
Aug 9, 2011 Politicians, babus, Army bent rules to grab Adarsh land: CAG: "Slamming military authorities for misappropriating prime defence land for the Adarsh housing society, the CAG has said rules were bent to benefit relatives of politicians, public servants and senior service officers including former Army chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and N C Vij."
Aug 9, 2011 Ruckus in LS after BJP alleges Maken took bribe: "Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken took bribe from former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda."
Aug 8, 2011 Cops behind fake encounters should be hanged, says SC: "The Supreme Court on Monday said those responsible for fake encounters should be given the death sentence and hanged in what marks a significant toughening of stand against extra-judicial killings by trigger happy cops."
Aug 8, 2011 Karnataka: ex-CMs Kumaraswamy, BSY summoned: "Both Yeddyurappa and Kumaraswamy were named in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining."
Aug 8, 2011 Law catches up with politicos: "Monday was the worst ever day for Karnataka politicians, with two former chief ministers, an ex-minister and a corporator facing the daunting pro­spect of severe legal action."
Aug 8, 2011 Youth from 20 states to protest against corruption and ‘corporate plunder’
Aug 8, 2011 Anti-corruption protests shut India's parliament again
Aug 8, 2011 Rakesh Bhatnagar: Why not arm CAG with judicial powers?
Aug 8, 2011 Ex-minister Katta and son jailed in graft case: "Former Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son Katta Jagadish were Monday sent to judicial custody in a corruption case after their bail pleas were rejected by a court here."
Aug 8, 2011 OFB to take action against six defence firms: "As per a CBI report, six companies including Israel Military Industries, Singapore Technologies, German Rheinmetall Air Defence and the Russian Corporation Defence were involved in payment of illegal gratification to former OFB Chairman Sudipto Ghosh."
Aug 8, 2011 Lokayukta court issues summons to Yeddyurappa and others: "In fresh trouble for former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, the special Lokayukta court on Monday issued summons to him and 14 others to appear before it on August 27 in connection with a private complaint against them alleging denotification of lands favouring his family members."
Aug 8, 2011 It's cold blooded brutal murder, hang fake encounters cops: SC: "Coming down heavily on police personnel involved in fake encounter killings, the court said as custodians of law they are expected to protect people and not eliminate them as contract killers.", "... If crimes are committed by ordinary people, ordinary punishment should be given but if the offence is committed by policemen much harsher punishment should be given to them because they do an act totally contrary to their duties.""
Aug 7, 2011 Systematic corruption: Change the system, not just CMs: "Given the mood of public revulsion against the tsunami of scams, it should have been in the Congress-led UPA coalition government's interest to reach out to all sections of civil society and bring the PM under the proposed Lokpal bill,"
Aug 7, 2011 PM's role 'questionable' in 2G scam, CWG: ""In both the 2G and KG basin matters, the prime minister was fully aware of the developments but did not stop the wrong doings. The prime minister has to own up responsibility for presiding over this corrupt regime,""
Aug 7, 2011 Tough SC, CAG prompt clamour for strong Lokpal
Aug 7, 2011 RTI Act toothless, can't bite corrupt: Anna Hazare
Aug 7, 2011 UPA-II lacks governance: Infosys chairman NR Narayana Murthy: "India Inc's anger over governance and ethical deficit in the Manmohan Singh government burst out in the open yet again, with NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys Chairman Emeritus, saying that corruption and indecision were proving to be biggest drags on development."
Aug 7, 2011 Mahatma Gandhi's personal secy joins Anna Hazare's crusade
Aug 7, 2011 Final audit slams India’s conduct on Commonwealth Games; findings could lead to prosecutions
Aug 7, 2011 It's government of, by, for the elected: Santosh Hegde
Aug 7, 2011 Indian auditor raps Delhi govt over C.Games fiasco
Aug 7, 2011 BBC: Auditor slams Delhi Commonwealth Games preparations: "India's state auditor says preparations for last year's Commonwealth Games were deeply flawed, riddled with favouritism and vastly over budget."
Aug 7, 2011 90% against UPA's Lokpal Bill in Bangalore 'referendum'
Aug 7, 2011 Bill will set up a Lokpal with no effective powers, says Karat
Aug 7, 2011 India should learn a lesson from Hong Kong on tackling corruption: "India can learn a lesson or two from how this corrupt colony has transformed itself into a bastion of transparency. The credit goes to its formidable anti-corruption agency, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)."
Aug 7, 2011 MNREGS, NRHM schemes: CAG criticises state govt for corruption
Aug 7, 2011 The new entrants in the fight against corruption: "The Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) formed a gathering of students from 56 private schools who then together formed a human chain in and around St Joseph’s Indian High School to ask for a corruption free India in the form of a stronger Lokpal bill."
Aug 7, 2011 Lokpal Bill must echo people's views: Justice Santosh Hegde
Aug 7, 2011 'RTI can make India corruption-free'
Aug 7, 2011 Singh must own responsibility for the most corrupt govt: Karat: "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is leading the most corrupt Government since independence. He is presiding over a team of pilferers and pickpockets,""
Aug 7, 2011 The Other Scam You Forgot About : "The Karnataka Lokayukta’s report on the PDS mess is as damning as the mining scam revelations,"
Aug 7, 2011 Crony Money?: "Corruption in the running of the Commonwealth Games 2010 cost India some Rs 18,500 crore (about $4.5 bn),"
Aug 7, 2011 Lokpal should not be toothless: Rajnath Singh

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