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How Parliament has amended anti-graft law

As per the changed law, a “collusive” bribe giver can be punished with up to seven years in jail, and fined. The Select Committee wanted courts to decide the minimum punishment for bribe givers on the merits of the specific case.

A short-term fix

Amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act skirt main issue: Accountability in PSUs should rest with their boards

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Government official held for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

According to police, he had demanded money from the woman's son for allotting a plot of their choice. The woman and her family were affected by the submergence of her land due to construction of Sardar Sarovar dam.

Madhya Pradesh: Official gets five year jail for accepting Rs 5,000 bribe

As per prosecution, Dhakar had sought and accepted the "commission" for releasing a horticulture scheme related fund to the complainant, a resident of Kailaras town in the district.

Haryana: HC stays Lokayukta’s order against five ex-MLAs

The accused are former health minister Rao Narender Singh, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Vinod Bhayana and MLAs Jarnail Singh, Naresh Selval and Ram Niwas Ghorela.

Belling the mice

Addressing administrative corruption is the easy part. Policy corruption is more difficult to tackle.

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Arun Jaitley calls for "statesman-like and mature process of political consensus"

"‎The overkill coming from various institutions has not helped the growth rate of the economy," the Finance Minister said at a CBI function

Missing files: Former deputy secretary gets 7 years in jail, slapped fine of Rs 50,000

The case dates back to March 2011 when 35 files went missing from the secretariat and a case was registered in March 2013.

Need to review Prevention of Corruption Act: Jaitley

‘Fear of penal action a deterrent to effective functioning of officials,’ says Jaitley.

Court says ‘sting has lost venom’, acquits 32 officials of graft charges

The court discharged all the accused under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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Coal scam: Manmohan Singh's daughters attend court hearing

Daughters of Former PM Manmohan Singh, Upinder Singh and Daman Singh, at the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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