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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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Jul 20, 2011 Lokpal referendum drive starts today
Jul 20, 2011 India's global image falters on governance deficit and corruption
Jul 20, 2011 No politician should be there in Lokpal panel: Aamir
Jul 19, 2011 FE Editorial: On the wrong track, again: "Just how uphill the government’s task will be when it comes to a public procurement policy—one of the things it promised to do when hit by a plethora of scams"
Jul 19, 2011 A new anti-corruption device: "From 1 July two webcams— one in Chandy’s cabin and the other in his office—have been streaming live pictures, but not audio, that are freely accessible on the official Kerala chief minister website."
Jul 19, 2011 Graft Undermines GDP Growth: Narayan Murthy
Jul 19, 2011 Govt lokpal bill lacks teeth: Kejriwal
Jul 19, 2011 Only peoples power can end graft: Gurumurthy
Jul 19, 2011 A messy basement and a clean penthouse?: "These brazen babus give jobs to the poorest of the poor on paper and pocket their fictional earnings. Clearly, grassroots-level corruption is a growth industry in India."
Jul 19, 2011 Kashmir's David vs Goliath battle against corruption: "“The government of India is not sincere about curbing corruption here"
Jul 19, 2011 Regulatory body can check corruption in media
Jul 19, 2011 10 things you didn't know about Lokpal bill and the movement, Arvind Kejriwal explains
Jul 19, 2011 New York Times: Transparent Government, via Webcams in India: "In an India beset by kickback scandals at the highest reaches of government, and where petty bribes at police stations and motor vehicle departments are often considered a matter of course"
Jul 17, 2011 Corruption cost India Rs 1,555 thousand crore: study: "majority of it has been laundered out of India using illicit gateways"
Jul 17, 2011 Civil society for referendum on Lokpal
Jul 17, 2011 Corrupt India is a national shame: "According to some estimates, India’s parallel economy has risen from a mere 3 per cent of the GDP in the mid 50s to around 50 per cent today."
Jul 17, 2011 Why India can't feed her people: "At the Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi, a woman looks through a garbage pile for spoiled fruits and vegetables to eat."
Jul 17, 2011 No lessons learnt from 26/11: Ram Pradhan: "Former bureaucrat Ram Pradhan said there is a need for an overhaul in the security apparatus."
Jul 17, 2011 Hazare to move Supreme Court against govt crackdown: ""Government said we will suppress the agitation of Anna Hazare as had been done in the case of Ramdev. Is this democracy or autocracy?"
Jul 16, 2011 Mumbai blasts: After terror trauma, victims face compensation troubles: "Five years later, he is still running from pillar to post with bills, awaiting reimbursement."
Jul 16, 2011 The truth is that India doesn't care: "They say that it's deja vu for Bombay but in India it's deja vu time with everything, be it terrorism, scams, natural calamities, railway accidents, communal riots, boats capsizing, farmer suicides, Maoist killings. The cost of life is cheap in this country, and, heartless and indifferent as it might sound, we watch what's happened to others on TV, then get on with our lives. We are used to people dying."
Jul 16, 2011 Wall Street Journal: The Holes in India's Antiterror Armor : "Local police forces suffer from corruption, inadequate training and an unprofessional work ethic. This is aggravated by the fact that India's intelligence model is 60 years old: The data gathering processes at the district and state level are archaic"
Jul 16, 2011 Mumbai blasts: As terror targets India again, when will enough be ENOUGH
Jul 16, 2011 If the Murdoch Empire Needs a Home, India Awaits: Pankaj Mishra: "More disturbingly, the editorial departments in many of India’s major newspapers and television channels are now open to the highest bidder: political parties, corporations, celebrities, indeed anyone who can afford to can secure favorable coverage for themselves with a simple cash transaction. What Indians call “paid news” is not confined to a few small-town rags."
Jul 16, 2011 My life under threat: Whistleblower doctor in doping scandal
Jul 16, 2011 Politics: Short-cut to riches
Jul 16, 2011 India's ugly truth- Corruption followed by doping scandal
Jul 16, 2011 Govt's intentions over Lokpal Bill not good: Anna Hazare
Jul 16, 2011 Pranab Bardhan | Inequality of opportunity is the worst in India
Jul 16, 2011 MP Swamy Offers Prescription to Combat Corruption
Jul 16, 2011 Nripendra Misra & Tannu Singh: A case for effective state Lokayuktas
Jul 16, 2011 State left parties join hands against corruption
Jul 16, 2011 Taking On Corruption in India and China
Jul 16, 2011 Rs 600 cr tax evasion in Jammu and Kashmir: "Maulvi Iftikar Ansari, Senior PDP leader who runs Ansari Motors owes Rs 18 Crores.", "most of it involving VIPs."
Jul 16, 2011 Mumbai not equipped to tackle terror, says Prithviraj Chavan
Jul 16, 2011 Life is so f******g cheap
Jul 16, 2011 In Ranchi, alert means nothing: "No policemen in sight at entry and exit points of Ranchi station on Thursday, 24 hours after DGP GS Rath issued a statewide alert in the wake of Mumbai blasts."
Jul 16, 2011 Indore hospital uses children as guinea pigs: "Gets money from Korean firm, MNCs to conduct clinical drug trials on close to 2,000 children."
Jul 16, 2011 Mumbai: No choice but to carry on?: "While Mumbaikars come back to normal, they refuse to call it resilience."
Jul 15, 2011 All Indian cities are vulnerable: Chidambaram
Jul 15, 2011 Mumbai: No choice but to carry on?
Jul 15, 2011 'Twice lucky' blasts survivor wonders who is really safe in Mumbai
Jul 15, 2011 Mumbaikars move on, yet again: "A day after three blasts shook Maximum City Mumbai, the city is back on track with people, though angry at the government's inability to stop the terror strikes, returning to their work and business. Though Mumbaikars are back at work as they feel that there is no other option, fear still lurks."
Jul 13, 2011 A Rudderless India: "Manmohan Singh continues to offer no direction on reforms."
Jul 13, 2011 Who will watch the watchmen?: "The audited balance sheets of the six largest political parties in India are hard to get and harder to decipher: they hide more than they reveal but are nonetheless worth close examination. Between them, the Congress, BJP, BSP, SP, NCP and CPM reported total income of Rs 1,046.76 crore for the year ending March 31, 2009. That was the year in which most of the funds for the 2009 Lok Sabha election were collected and deployed."
Jul 13, 2011 Return of Dawood-Rajan gang war in Mumbai?: "He was released after completing a 13-year sentence that was served to him in connection with one of the cases. He hit the headlines in 2009, when three police officers were suspended after attending a Christmas party that he had thrown in Chembur."
Jul 13, 2011 Whisteblower doctor beaten up at NIS Patiala: "Nandi had earlier blown the lid on wrongdoings in NIS Patiala and claimed that doping was rampant in the institution premises for which he was removed from his post."
Jul 13, 2011 Crowd watches as goons murder man on street in Coimbatore: "A man was beaten to death in Coimbatore by four men and the entire episode was caught on CCTV that showed how people were mute spectators to the day killing."
Jul 12, 2011 Corruption is a curse on our nation: Neetu Chandra: "I would be lying if I say that I have never bribed a person to get my work done. Every Indian, at some point or the other, has been faced with a dilemma where s/he is expected to shell out money to ensure that the work gets done faster."
Jul 12, 2011 India fights corruption the 'Gandhian Way'
Jul 12, 2011 Antony warns against graft in military deals
Jul 12, 2011 Case by case: "Never before have law officers in this country been drawn into so much controversy, or the government looked so adrift in the court."
Jul 12, 2011 Well-dressed & begging: 43 women from Rajasthan detained: "The women, who have made a city lodge their temporary home, told people they were begging because they were in trouble and were going hungry in their home state."
Jul 12, 2011 Politics makes Delhi-Howrah route corridor of death
Jul 11, 2011 Indian Railways, an engine without a driver: "Of the total 90,000 vacancy of safety staff, railway needs 20,000 locomotive pilots and 50,000 Trackmen. There is a shortage of 10,000 personnel of Railway Protection Force. Railway finances are also shrinking with working expenses going up. Basically Indian Railways is increasingly becoming an inefficient transporter."
Jul 11, 2011 No trains to safety: "India that is trundling to the moon in a creaking bullock cart packed with diseased and undernourished people.", "The consequences of substandard material (everyone takes a cut on every purchase), shoddy workmanship, poor maintenance and negligent inspection can be blamed on saboteurs."
Jul 11, 2011 It’s not tough to fight graft: "If we look beyond the ongoing debate over the Lok Pal Bill, we will find fighting corruption is easy: Government should just do it!"
Jul 10, 2011 Citizen and the state: "All the three scams — 2G spectrum, CWG, and Adarsh — were exposed by vigilant citizens rather than by the state institutions constituted to find out and punish such corruption cases. The CBI pursued the cases only after the courts asked it to investigate."
Jul 10, 2011 Civil society group garners city support for Anna’s Aug 16 fast
Jul 10, 2011 Sanjaya Baru: Growth, stability and corruption
Jul 10, 2011 Anna Hazare wants Lokpal to go the RTI way: "He also appealed to the people to switch off their lights on that day between 8pm and 9pm and take to the streets to fight against corruption and 63 years of darkness in Independent India."
Jul 10, 2011 End corruption: Naga Hoho
Jul 10, 2011 Why India needs a Lokpal. Now.: "Any delay in cleaning up the corruption mess will keep foreign investors at bay, says the Infosys founder"
Jul 10, 2011 7 criminals moving in MLA's car held: "Patna police on Sunday claimed to have made a breakthrough in several cases of loot, murder and extortion following the arrest of seven criminals in Khagaul on Saturday evening. They were moving in the town in the vehicle of Danapur BJP MLA Asha Sinha."
Jul 9, 2011 No night out alone: Top cop to women: "Instead of making the city safe for women, he is putting the onus on the victim." "This is ridiculous. The police are violating the right to life and they can't put restrictions on women,"", "Gupta agreed that women did not trust male cops. "When I was joint commissioner (New Delhi range), I visited Jesus and Mary College, where students told me that men cops were more troublesome than roadside stalkers.""
Jul 9, 2011 Now, The Oil Stain - By exposing its lesser arm, is the petromin hiding bigger sins?: "“If the CBI does file an FIR indicating DGH links with RIL, then the conglomerate could become a co-accused.”`, `The private sector nexus with the ministry is so strong that many former officials have joined petro companies over the years, some as reward for special ‘favours’. The rot is not restricted to the ministry as the CBI found, with as many as seven officials in the DGH—from a geologist and geophysicist to financial officers—working against the country’s interests. Considering that DGH officials are on deputation from various PSUs, this is indicative of the spreading cancer of corruption."
Jul 8, 2011 Courting disharmony: "Does the Supreme Court of India want to be the Government of India? Or do the judges of the apex court want to assert their right to be considered as ordinary citizens?", "The scams that have been unearthed in the last few years are of such staggering proportions that all earlier cases appear to deal in small change. The government’s obvious inability and, worse, seeming unwillingness to deal with these cases has taken us, the members of civil society, beyond a point of no return, so that we are no longer willing to be passive bystanders."
Jul 8, 2011 Govt version of Lokpal Bill doesn't cover corrupt first-contact officials: "Ironically, while there is nothing for common man's grievances in the government draft Bill, his activism has been covered. All non-profit organisations, registered or not, funded or not, but receiving donation, howsoever small, shall come within the purview of the Lokpal."
Jul 8, 2011 Decoding India's corruption wars
Jul 8, 2011 India faltering on poverty alleviation: "a person today is not poor if he can spend Rs 24 in a village and Rs 30 in a city. These figures are as absurd as they can get. In Delhi, people pay Rs 15 for a one-way bus ticket. So a man who makes Rs 30 a day in Delhi may travel to work and back, buy and eat nothing but he still not will be considered poor. "
Jul 7, 2011 India needs better pay scale, not laws, to prevent graft
Jul 7, 2011 Dynamics of corruption: "It is the absence of liberal policies and simple rules, efficiency and transparency that increases the opportunities for hanky-panky at the administrative level."
Jul 7, 2011 Will use technology to fight graft, says new CVC
Jul 7, 2011 Corruption in India Dragging the whole country down
Jul 7, 2011 Anonymous website takes no prisoners on 2G scam: "Power of having big “Surname” in India like Tata, Birla and Ambani — says the recent scams in India not only talk about the free loot of scarce resources, but also show the power of belonging to a wealthy family. “It seems that India has been taken over by corrupt politicians in alliance with corrupt bureaucrats and businessmen,” it says. “A number of PSUs (Balco, VSNL, Modern Food, Hindustan Teleprinters, etc) have been divested at throwaway prices. Since liberalisation, a few industrial houses managed by people having big surnames have grown exceptionally by exploiting India’s scarce resources, be it mines, oil, land, ports or spectrum, in alliance with the political masters.”"
Jul 7, 2011 2G scam - Is CBI gunning for Tata, Ambani next? : "a case against Anil Ambani, and perhaps Ratan Tata, may be imminent"
Jul 7, 2011 Bokaro Steel shames VVIP squatters: "Bokaro Steel today published a notice in newspapers, asking as many as 14 high-profile individuals, including senior politicians like deputy chief minister Hemant Soren, to vacate within two days PSU quarters they have been occupying illegally for years. Apart from Hemant, among the others named in the notice were his brother Basant, Bokaro MLA Samresh Singh, Chandankyari MLA Umakant Rajak and Vishrampur MLA Chandrashekhar Dubey."
Jul 6, 2011 Court martial likely against 27 serving Army officers: "against 27 officers for illegally selling off weapons procured for their personal use. It is for the first time in the Army's history that so many serving officers, in this case lieutenant colonels and colonels, are facing such serious action."
Jul 6, 2011 Lokpal Bill a must to curb corruption: Nurul Hooda
Jul 6, 2011 CIC says pulling out CBI from scope of RTI Act is a violation of the law itself: "CIC questions the nature of the CBI which is purely a "police establishment" and does not come under "intelligence'' and "security" as categorised by the central government."
Jul 6, 2011 Slimming without gymming - Tihar’s celeb inmates lose weight, Kani leads chart with 5kg drop : "Guaranteed weight loss: 4-5kg in roughly one-and-a-half months. Free of cost. Asia’s biggest prison is turning out to be the country’s newest slimming centre. Nearly all the high-profile inmates who have made the jail their home, courtesy a couple of scams, have lost weight since they moved in. Leading the pack is DMK MP Kanimozhi, who has shed 5kg in a month and a half. Shahid Usman Balwa, one of India’s richest and a fellow accused in the 2G scam, has lost 4.5kg", "Disgraced sports czar Suresh Kalmadi, locked up since his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scandal, has slimmed down too. The Pune MP has grown thinner by 4kg, despite the occasional tea and biscuits at the office of the now transferred jail superintendent."
Jul 6, 2011 Tracing the Historical antecedents of corruption in India: "Corruption in India is a cultural aspect. Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption. It is everywhere. Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them and remain supremely hypocritical about the discourse.", "Indians give God cash and anticipate an out-of-turn reward.", "Indians’ corrupt nature has meant limited warfare on the subcontinent. It is striking how little Indians have actually fought compared to ancient Greece and modern Europe. The Turks’ battles with Nadir Shah were vicious and fought to the finish. In India fighting wasn’t needed, bribing was enough to see off armies."
Jul 6, 2011 India's Crony Socialism: "The total wealth of India's 55-odd billionaires comes to about 20% of GDP, a proportion rivaled only by infamously crony capitalist Russia. Many of India's richest have allegedly used political and regulatory connections to augment their fortunes.", "India's problems stem not from crony capitalism but crony socialism, the continued hold of an often corrupt and inept political class on economic decision making."
Jul 6, 2011 SC stick hurts govts across political divide: "The SC rap is not just limited to the confines of Uttar Pradesh. It resonates in nearly every nook and corner of the country where the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 is invoked to dispossess people of their private land in the name of building SEZs, industries, shopping complexes and gated dwelling units curiously called societies. Despite repeated pleas by jurists, activists and even after the Singur-Nandigram-Jaitapur-POSCO experience, the political class has not felt the need to amend, repeal or replace a draconian law enacted by colonists to usurp 'native' properties."
Jul 6, 2011 It's raining black money disclosures for income tax dept in Gujarat
Jul 6, 2011 HC seeks AIIMS reply on hiring of 91 doctors: "The Delhi High Court has directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to explain why 91 doctors should not be served copies of a writ petition asking the court to quash their appointments over alleged violation of recruitment rules.", "Petitioner Sarman Singh, now a professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine of AIIMS, wants the court to quash appointment of 164 assistant professors initially made on an ad hoc basis, allegedly in violation of rules. The petition, filed through advocate Barun Kumar Sinha, also challenged their “illegal” regularisation and promotion as associate professors."
Jul 6, 2011 Private hospitals are not hotels to charge exorbitantly: SC: "Criticizing the city's big private hospitals for their steep charges, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that they are acting like star hotels and have not kept their promise to treat the poor -- 25% outdoor and 10% indoor -- free of cost."
Jul 6, 2011 Dharavi in Mumbai is no longer Asia's largest slum: "Data from the 2011 census shows there are 3.1 crore people in the island city and 9.3 crore in the suburbs, while nearly 78% of the city's population lives in slums. "
Jul 6, 2011 Salwa judum is unconstitutional: Supreme Court: "The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre from appointing tribals as Special Police Officers and arming them to counter Maoists, terming the step as 'unconstitutional'.", "Asking the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre to desist from appointing the tribals as Special Police Officers (SPOs) and arming them for countering the Naxals in any manner directly or indirectly, the court said the appointment of tribal youths as SPOs is 'unconstitutional'.", "the court was of the view that arming tribals would lead to a 'dangerous' situation if they turned against the state. The court had also questioned the training programme of the SPOs. "You are playing with the so called SPOs. What will happen if they turn against the state. God save this country," the bench had said during the last hearing."
Jul 4, 2011 Corruption has grown in scale, not extent: Sen: ""I do not think corruption in India has increased, but the magnitude of the money involved in it has."
Jul 4, 2011 Are we trivialising corruption?: "All the three ministers who addressed the press conference — Mr Chidambaram, Mr Kapil Sibal and Mr Pawan Bansal — were all smiles as they addressed the media though, frankly, their smiles hardly left one feeling comfortable. For one thing, corruption, or the lack of moral authority, is no laughing matter. And, pray, what does this government have to smile about really?"
Jul 4, 2011 Greek crisis is a warning signal for India? (Part-1)
Jul 3, 2011 Black Money And The Lok Pal Bill: "Even after 60 years of free India, our country is faced with poverty and uncountable economic sicknesses."
Jul 3, 2011 Beyond scams and skeletons: "The less than Rs.250-crore Central budget in 1950 has shot up to more than Rs.12 lakh crore in 2011-12."
Jul 3, 2011 Who will keep India democratic?: "India's economy has been growing quickly, but activists say democracy is suffering because prosperity is being hoarded by a small group of corrupt elites"
Jul 3, 2011 Fight against Corruption: Are we Serious?
Jul 3, 2011 The corrupt are afraid: "the jan lokpal will be one such independent institution. Instead of being a threat to democracy, it will be a threat to the corrupt."
Jul 2, 2011 India deadlocked over anti-corruption bill: "first version was introduced in 1969, but on that occasion, and on nine subsequent occasions, the Indian parliament rejected the bill. The bill attained momentum this year, triggered by the spate of corruption scandals emerging from the Congress Party-led coalition government "
Jul 2, 2011 CPM lists 6-point agenda in war on corruption: "“Since the 1989 VP Singh government, four bills were brought on lokpal. Also in 1996, 1998 and 2001. All of them provided for placing the PM under the lokpal. It is surprising that the UPA government is refusing to accept this,”"
Jul 2, 2011 Hawk On His Perch: "Vinod Rai’s searing honesty in his job as the country’s CAG has the government in many a bind"

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