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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 5, 2011 Even PSU looted Games funds: CAG: "The CAG audit found that ECIL prepared a "highly inflated cost estimate", approved at Rs 346 crore by the government. The PSU made a profit of Rs 126 crore on just items procured from external suppliers"
Aug 5, 2011 SC terms cash-for-vote scam probe hopeless: "The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Delhi police for failing to take its probe in the cash-for-vote scam to a logical conclusion and expressed its disgust over ''some middlemen being allowed to subvert Parliament proceedings.''"
Aug 5, 2011 Supreme Court judge says PM should come under lokpal
Aug 5, 2011 The CAG Report
Aug 5, 2011 CWG, according to CAG: "Irregularities and lack of foresight on the part of agencies headed by CM, L-G and OC chief are highlights of report"
Aug 5, 2011 CAG blames PMO and CMO: "The country’s top auditor has pointed out massive wastage of public money in organisation of the October 2010 Commonwealth Games, blaming the loss on poor governance and planning right from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to the office of the Chief Minister of Delhi."
Aug 5, 2011 CAG punches holes in coastal security: "The audit watchdog's latest report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, paints a dismal picture about how coastal security is besieged with ad hoc planning and bureaucratic bottlenecks, huge manpower and equipment shortfalls and turf wars among different agencies, including Navy and Coast Guard."
Aug 4, 2011 Truth of Black Money: "vishwa bandhu gupta"
Aug 4, 2011 CNN: Activists consign India's graft bill to flames
Aug 4, 2011 BBC: India's activists on warpath against the government
Aug 4, 2011 'Lokpal Bill tilted in favour of the corrupt’: ""What we have is a jokepal... It is a deceit on the nation,""
Aug 4, 2011 Government to pump Rs.1,732 crore into Air India: "The equity includes fresh infusion of equity worth Rs.1,200 crore and Rs.532 crore as the fare for VVIP travel,"
Aug 4, 2011 India 4th most dangerous country in world for women: Survey: "A global perception survey has named India as the fourth most dangerous country in the world for women, with female foeticide and human trafficking being cited as the major reasons.", "named Afghanistan as the most dangerous place in the world for women while Congo has been placed second and Pakistan was in the third place."
Aug 4, 2011 Land Acquisition Act is a fraud, ought to be scrapped: SC: "Frowning at increasing incidents of government forcibly acquiring land for industrialisation and residential schemes, the Supreme Court today observed that the Land Acquisition Act ought to be scrapped as it is a ''fraud'' devised by some ''sick people''."
Aug 4, 2011 From Sonepat, 300 landlords stake claim to Rashtrapati Bhawan
Aug 4, 2011 Food inflation inches up to 8.04 pc
Aug 3, 2011 Toronto Star: The high cost of doing business in India: "Canadian businessman Mir Ali says he's being extorted by an Indian cabinet minister who allegedly demands a bribe in exchange for a government contract.", "His plight is a familiar one in modern India.", "India ranks 87th out of 178 nations in Transparency International’s 2010 corruption perception survey, meaning that other developing countries such as China, Columbia and Rwanda are considered less corrupt."
Aug 3, 2011 Streetscaping scam cost govt Rs 101cr, says CAG
Aug 3, 2011 Activist exposes political nexus in Olympic body: ""It seems CWG was a friendly money minting game for some common friends in Congress and BJP under the joint leadership of Kalmadi and Malhotra. Many BJP leaders enjoyed luxurious family-trips to foreign countries like China, spending huge amounts of public money, to ‘study' for preparations of CWG Games. But no study report was filed,""
Aug 3, 2011 India's Frustration With Corruption Boils Over: Choudhury
Aug 3, 2011 Wall Street Journal: Report Casts Glare on Indian Billionaires: "Some of India’s biggest mining companies, several of which are run by members of the country’s growing list of billionaires, stand accused by an anti-corruption agency in the southern Indian state of Karnataka of a litany of illegal actions, including widespread bribery."
Aug 3, 2011 Corruption & Lokpal
Aug 3, 2011 Why corruption is your problem…: "Is the government intent on dealing with corruption? Arvind Kejriwal's repeated assertion was “No!”"
Aug 3, 2011 Living in a public toilet, battling for life: "Those with no money have no option but to live in subways, under flyovers, on pavements, under trees — and some in unused urinals"
Aug 3, 2011 CBI attaches property of absconding accused: "The CBI is in the process of attaching properties of three absconding accused in Commonwealth Games-related cases. Anil Madan and P D Arya of Faridabad-based Gem International, and A K Reddy of Hyderabad-based AKR Constructions are accused of conniving with CWG Organising Committee officials to get the contract for timing, scoring and results (TSR) system awarded to Switzerland-based Swiss Timing at Rs 157.62 crore."
Aug 3, 2011 Rs 100 crore went down Capital's streets, says CAG: "The cost of beautifying a kilometer of Delhi streets for the Commonwealth Games was more than that of laying rail tracks and almost half the amount needed for building four-lane highways of equal length"
Aug 3, 2011 Finally, shelter and free food for Aiims patients: "Occupants of a public toilet till now, critically-ill Ramrati and Hem Kumari have found a home in the Sanatan Dharm Shiv Mandir dharamshala"
Aug 3, 2011 AIIMS admission racket: CBI registers four new cases
Aug 3, 2011 BBC: Karnataka mining scandal: Yeddyurappa faces probe: "The governor of India's Karnataka state has ordered a criminal investigation against a former chief minister indicted in a mining scandal."
Aug 3, 2011 No safety for women anywhere...: "Eve teasing is a common problem faced by many women in the City"
Aug 3, 2011 Start criminal proceeding against BSY: Governor
Aug 3, 2011 Haryana to relook land allotment to Gandhi trust: "CNN-IBN has exposed how the Haryana government had shown preferential treatment to the Rajiv Gandhi Trust."
Aug 3, 2011 Rajiv Gandhi Trust: Villagers demand land back
Aug 3, 2011 Corruption biggest cause of price rise, says BJP
Aug 3, 2011 KGB's son-in-law encroaches government land in Thrissur district: "In yet another embarrassment to the National Human Rights Commission Chairman, Justice K G Balakrishnan, the survey department here has confirmed that his son-in-law, P V Sreenijan, had encroached 32 cents of government land at Kalloor in Thrissur."
Aug 3, 2011 Richie rich: Punjab's millionaire woman cop in CBI net: "A palatial bungalow, lakhs in cash and jewellery, two luxury cars and a well-stocked bar with the best of international liquor brands -- CBI sleuths stumbled upon all this and more during a recent raid on woman Punjab police officer Raka Ghira.", "Having laid a trap July 24 while she was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000 from controversial builder K.K. Malhotra to "clear" his file, the Central Bureau of Investigation closed in on the riches of the well-heeled deputy superintendent of police (DSP). Malhotra is facing charges of fraud and forgery. A raid at her bungalow in an upscale locality in Chandigarh's Sector 15 following the trap led to the recovery of over Rs.87 lakh in cash. CBI officials had to requisition electronic counting machines to count the notes"
Aug 3, 2011 Start criminal proceeding against BSY: Governor: "Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Wednesday gave the go ahead to the Lokayukta Police to start criminal proceedings against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa."
Aug 3, 2011 From clerks to crorepatis: BMC's top 5 contractors: "Almost every one of these firms has one thing in common: political patronage. It is a rags-to-riches story born out of enormous sums of taxpayers money spent by the BMC to build roads every year since 1989."
Aug 3, 2011 Boycotting the corrupt only way to end graft: Justice Hegde: "The last one year, we have seen Rs 1.76 lakh crore in one scam, Rs 70,000 crore in another scam. Nobody could’ve projected that in one year, in this country, in one scam, such huge amount of money could have been involved. Rs 1.76 lakh crore would amount to the annual plan of this country -- how many times the annual plan? So we have to fight corruption immediately and more strongly. You cannot depend on institutions like the Lokayukta and the Police. As a society, we have to address the problem of corruption to do something about it. I feel in my experience, the only way we can have effective fight against corruption, is by boycotting the corrupt."
Aug 3, 2011 Surprise! No politician in cash-for-vote scandal: "Delhi Police have claimed that they have not found evidence to establish the complicity of any politician in one of the country's biggest political scandals"
Aug 3, 2011 Who Changed The Bid Document?
Aug 3, 2011 MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, pilot dies: "Defence Minister A K Antony had said in Lok Sabha yesterday that 24 fighter aircraft accidents have taken place in the last three years, in which four service personnel and five civilians lost their lives."
Aug 3, 2011 Now, Balwa alleges violence in 2G scam: "accused Datacom executives of physically pushing Tata's representatives out of the queue at Sanchar Bhawan, Telecom Ministry headquarters"
Aug 3, 2011 4,600 complaints of unauthorised construction in Delhi: "in the past 18 months following which 188 engineers were punished for allowing the coming up of illegal structures."
Aug 3, 2011 CAG criticises Shiela govt, civic bodies for CWG loss: "Spaceage supplied low cost luminaries of Saudi make costing Rs 5,040 per piece, but it charged the Delhi government Rs 25,704 per piece earning a super profit of Rs 2.68 crore.", "The PWD admitted that of the 3.82 lakh potted plants bought by them, a third costing nearly Rs 79 lakh perished, and the rest were given to government offices. CAG teams visited the offices but could not find the potted plants.""
Aug 3, 2011 Trio rapes, robs 40-yr-old woman
Aug 3, 2011 IT dept allowed BCCI to 'enrich coffers at expense of exchequer': Parliamentary panel
Aug 3, 2011 I brought out a bitter truth, says Hegde
Aug 3, 2011 Parliamentary report says BCCI, IPL evaded tax
Aug 3, 2011 85% of Sibal's Constituency Wants Jan Lokpal: Hazare: ""Seeing these results the question arises, does Kapil Sibal still represent the people of his constituency?""
Aug 3, 2011 Ready to Go to Jail If Not Allowed to Protest: Anna
Aug 3, 2011 A Rich Vein Of Dissent: "Lokayukta pegs loss due to illegal mining in four years ending 2010 at Rs 16,085 crore Report charges Yediyurappa and his family of taking bribes from mining firms. Two instances cited: Rs 10 cr paid to Yeddy family trust; land sold at 200 times market price for Rs 20 cr to a mining firm Ex-CM H.D. Kumaraswamy, four ministers, 787 officials also named. Calls for prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act."
Aug 3, 2011 Vigilance raid at Hazaribag DTO office, 11 arrested: "The raids were conducted after the bureau had received several complaints from customers about “fake and forged licenses tax tokens and other documents” were being issued from the transport office in collusion with some “corrupt staff and middle men”"
Aug 3, 2011 Australian radio host says 'India is a shit hole'
Aug 3, 2011 Anna attacks Govt as people support Jan Lokpal Bill
Aug 3, 2011 BJP questions Singh’s role in 2G scam: "Piqued by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s ''unprovoked'' comment that there were ''skeletons in the opposition’s cupboard'', the BJP on Monday alleged that the prime Minister was ''micro-managing the telecom policy'' rather than being an aloof witness to the scam."
Aug 3, 2011 30 Minutes: The mining republic: "On this episode we look at how has rampant illegal mining bled Karnataka's economy and ecology drive."
Aug 3, 2011 Should there be a referendum on the lokpal bill?
Aug 3, 2011 Angry SC tells govt to pay up
Aug 3, 2011 Naxals put price tag on road projects in Bihar: "Several area commanders arrested in Aurangabad and Gaya have admitted to charging levy up to 7-10 per cent of the project cost. “If the quality of work is poor (correspondingly the profit margin of company will be higher), Maoists even bargain for up to 20 per cent levy of the project cost,”"
Aug 3, 2011 HC pulls up Haryana govt over Gurgaon land acquisition: "the state had gone “berserk” in acquiring land and warned that “courts are not helpless”."
Aug 3, 2011 Is the 'honest' PM telling lies? Questions Anna Hazare
Aug 2, 2011 Oxen drive the anti-graft message
Aug 2, 2011 India''s financial growth will drown in corruption: Hegde
Aug 2, 2011 CHANGE FROM THE TOP: "Indians know well that ‘corruption’ began at the top, in the political, administrative and corporate realms, and was then passed down to India and Bharat with gross abandon."
Aug 2, 2011 Men in Black ‘Follow the Money’ as India’s Chief Justice Leads Graft Fight
Aug 2, 2011 BBC: New law to tackle India corruption: "Corruption is a big issue in India after a string of corruption scandals from a multi-billion dollar telecom scandal to last year's commonwealth games. Several top government officials including a former minister have been arrested and are facing criminal charges."
Aug 2, 2011 Pradeep S Mehta: Making food subsidies work better: "The ADB study showed that the deserving poor in India received only 10 per cent of the benefits from the system. Nearly twice accrues to the undeserving — the middle class. Around 43 per cent is siphoned off by the system illegally, and 28 per cent are excess costs incurred by the sarkari system — the Food Corporation of India, and so on."
Aug 2, 2011 Lok Pal Bill eyewash, should be withdrawn: Kejriwal
Aug 2, 2011 People disheartened due to corruption, says Bhagawat
Aug 2, 2011 Anna fast: Civil Society-UPA battle escalates
Aug 2, 2011 The plunder of the past & the loot of the present: "India is facing a crisis of character, what with rampant corruption, reports of tonnes of black money stashed away in foreign banks, and the countless scams and scandals that have come to light in recent times — and their numbers keep rising by the day."
Aug 2, 2011 What's the olds?: "On my departure, the news was all about scams, swindles, Raja, Raju, 2G, Satyam, Adarsh, CWG, Yeddyurappa, Anna, the Lokpal Bill,"
Aug 2, 2011 Scams tarnished brand India: Sibal
Aug 2, 2011 BBC: Property scams target India's middle class: "Cheats and swindlers are taking advantage of India's suburban construction boom"
Aug 2, 2011  Dial 100: riskiest lottery in town - - Mismatch between police jurisdiction and phone exchange hits emergency calls: "In the absence of a technology to re-route the call to a neighbouring police district, the caller will have to memorise or jot down the number, hang up, call Calcutta and hope for the best."
Aug 2, 2011 Anna denied permission to go on fast at Jantar Mantar
Aug 2, 2011 Download Lokayukta report on illegal mining
Aug 2, 2011 NY Times: Leader of India State Resigns Over Corruption Inquiry: "The top political leader of an important southern state agreed to resign Thursday, one day after anticorruption investigators implicated him in a $3.5 billion scandal involving the illegal mining of iron ore."
Aug 2, 2011 Cancer can't stop him from fighting corruption
Aug 2, 2011 Standing against corruption
Aug 2, 2011 Corruption in INDIA: A never ending saga
Aug 2, 2011 Cabinet clears Lokpal Bill; PM exempt; "Jokepal" says Team Anna
Aug 2, 2011 Lokpal Bill clearance a deceit: Team Anna: "The Anna Hazare team today described the Lokpal Bill cleared by the Union Cabinet as a "deceit on the nation".", "those states which plan to set up the institution of Lokayukta will now plan to avoid Chief Ministers from it. "This bill will have a cascading effect,""
Aug 2, 2011 Lady dead after daylight robbery in flat; call wouldn’t go to 100 88-year-old gagged & tied: "An 88-year-old woman died after daylight robbers tied her hands behind her back, held her daughter-in-law at gunpoint and looted their apartment near one of the most recognisable stretches in the city.", "a neighbour’s frantic call to “100” did not get through to what is supposed to be the most reliable number in the country in an emergency."
Aug 2, 2011 Not the people's lokpal bill: team Anna Hazare: "the government is trying to fool the people"
Aug 2, 2011 Cabinet approves draft of Lokpal Bill; PM, judiciary kept out: "none of the large scams of recent times like the Adarsh Housing scam, the Commonwealth Games scam, the Reddy brothers scam, mining scam, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha scam, Cash for vote scam, fodder scam, Taj corridor scam none of these scams are covered by government's Lokpal. So, what is covered under Government's Lokpal?""
Jul 27, 2011 New York Times: Widespread Graft Is Found in India’s Iron Ore Mining: "Illegal iron ore mining involving hundreds of Indian officials and powerful politicians has devastated local communities in the southern state of Karnataka and cost its treasury more than $3.5 billion in revenue"
Jul 27, 2011 A Dictator for India's Bourgeoisie
Jul 27, 2011 Corruption Protest
Jul 27, 2011 India Corruption
Jul 27, 2011 CORRECTED-FEATURE-Land, votes and progress at stake in India's property crunch
Jul 27, 2011 MPP petitions President on rampant corruption, siphoning of public money in state
Jul 27, 2011 Major scam unearthed in SBI main branch: "An official at the Kingsway branch allegedly siphoned off money from accounts of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) to an account operated by him."
Jul 24, 2011 India marks watershed economic reforms anniversary: "bribery remains rife in the 1.2-billion-strong nation, particularly in government offices with officials seeking money for everything from school entrance to marriage certificates, and the economic boom has bypassed hundreds of millions of Indians. Some 42 percent of the population, or 455 million people, still live on less than $1.25 a day, according to the World Bank. Statistics on health, infant deaths and malnutrition are worse than those for some countries in sub-Saharan Africa."
Jul 24, 2011 Lots Of Food For Thought: "As many as 46 per cent of the malnourished children of the world—of whom at least 75,000 die every month—are in India. Another alarming official statistic—36 per cent of Indians live on less than Rs 20 a day."
Jul 24, 2011 Illegal mining a reality: Chief Justice Kapadia: "illegal mining was going on in various states of the country and called upon the central government to put in place a regulator for both appraisal and pricing of extracted minerals."
Jul 24, 2011 In season of scams, Tihar swells with VIP inmates: "Influential prisoners ask for perks like air conditioners for their cells, food from home every day", "At least two prime ministers—one future and one former—have spent a few nights behind its high walls"
Jul 23, 2011 ‘Growing anger over can’t be business as usual’
Jul 23, 2011 The Creative Writer - The will to change?: "In India, corruption is an affliction that goes right down to the grassroots. It can only be defeated by a change that is just as deep-rooted."

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