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No process for handling complaints against CVC, says Centre in RTI reply

The DoPT in its reply goes on to say that a “process for framing guidelines to handle grievances/complaints against Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioners has been initiated by DoPT”.

Personal secretaries of three UP ministers arrested for seeking bribes

On December 28, the three were suspended on graft charges following a sting operation by a news channel. They were suspended on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who also directed officials to register a police case against them, a state government release said.

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Uttar Pradesh: Three secretariat staff held on bribe charge

The alleged accused - Om Prakash Kashyap, Santosh Awasthi and S P Tripathi - worked as personal secretaries to Om Prakash Rajbhar, Sandeep Singh and Archana Pandey respectively.

After ‘corruption’ clip goes viral, Gujarat govt warns action against officers ‘leaking info’

In the close to nine-minute-long audio clip, a voice, purportedly of Anil Patel, is heard indicating corruption or poor quality of work in several projects of GPYVB in Bahuchraji, Dwarka, Surat, Dangs etc.

Delhi: Number of graft cases against police down in last five years

Sixteen cases were registered against police personnel in corruption-related matters till November 30 this year — a sharp drop from the 50 cases lodged last year.

BJP MLA justifies distributing money during Chhath celebrations

Reacting to a video clip of him distributing Rs 100 notes among women during Chhath celebrations in his constituency, which has gone viral on the social media, Joshi said there was nothing wrong in it as he was only following an old religious tradition.

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Malaysia: Former deputy PM charged with money laundering, graft

Malaysian former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged with 10 counts of criminal breach of trust and eight counts of abuse of power involving sums totalling 42 million ringgit ($10 million), state news agency Bernama said.

NH-74 scam: Two Uttarakhand IAS officers suspended over allegations of financial irregularities

IAS officers Pankaj Kumar Pandey and Chandresh Yadav were suspended on Tuesday after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the alleged NH-74 scam found that the two had committed financial irregularities during their respective terms as Udham Singh Nagar district magistrate.

Delhi: Vice-principal of govt school kept money for learning material, claims govt

Gomti Devi, the vice-principal of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (Annie Besant) in Mayur Vihar’s Phase II, was suspended after an inquiry was conducted. When contacted, Devi said she was being victimised for being from the scheduled caste.

High Court orders Chennai civic body to transfer all Vigilance Cell officials over corruption

Justice SM Subramaniam gave the direction after perusing the report filed by the Corporation Commissioner on the action taken against building violations in the city and to curb corruption. He posted the matter for compliance after 12 weeks.

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Mehul Choksi says Enforcement Directorate’s allegations against him “false and baseless”

The fugitive jeweller has spoken about the allegations against him for the first time. Mehul Choksi claimed that he tried to revoke the suspension of his passport with the Indian authorities.

News in Numbers: Potholes claim more lives than terror attacks

#NewsInNumbers In 2017, potholes claimed more lives than terror and naxal attacks. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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Gujarat land deal: Congress adamant on SIT probe, slams PM's 'silence'

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Reiterating their demand for an investigation into the land allotments under Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as Gujarat's Chief Minister, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday said that it was a clear case of impropriety, alleged corruption and a definite case of conflict of interest. Asserting that it was a fit case for a court-monitored investigation, he added that certain new facts have emerged which make the charge of gross impropriety and conflict of interest more damning. The Congress had earlier demanded a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in the matter following reports about the Modi-led Gujarat government's land deals with business associates of Anar Patel, the daughter of incumbent Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. However, the BJP accused the Opposition of levelling "false and baseless allegations to cover up its own corruption".

Leaders playing politics over Dalit scholar suicide: Srikant Sharma

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Srikant Sharma on Thursday read out loud Hanumant Rao's letter, stating that incidents have come up earlier and corruption has been prevalent in the Hyderabad University. He alleged that the Congress was mudslinging the Narendra Modi-led BJP Government on each and every occasion it finds. Sharma also stated that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was playing "vote bank politics" by jumping into this Dalit scholar suicide issue. He said it was a shame that caste was still a huge issue in this country.

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