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Soccer: Ghana president demands criminal probe into soccer body chief 23.5.2018 Reuters: Sports News
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday called for a criminal investigation into the head of the country's football association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, for fraudulently using the President's name.
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TTD employees unhappy with Ramana Dikshitulu’s allegations 23.5.2018 Hindu: National
Former chief priest of Tirumala temple Ramana Dikshitulu has drawn criticism from his fellow employees. They are of the opinion that the serious charg
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Naidu says BJP is indulging in conspiracy politics 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Accuses YSR Congress workers of creating law and order problem
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Former minister’s family acquitted in assets case 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Mumbai: In what comes as a relief to former Home Minister Kripashankar Singh, his family members have been discharged in a 2015 case of disproportion
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Kumaraswamy urged not to induct Puttaraju into Cabinet 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Mandya-based Right to Information (RTI) activist K.R. Raveendra has threatened to launch a legal battle against Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumarasw
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TJS demands probe into irregularities 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
The Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) district committee has demanded that the government order a detailed inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the
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RTI on Modi's BA degree: Activists 'want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act' 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University's action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the exam.
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IAS officer Nirmala Meena sent to judicial custody 22.5.2018 General News
Suspended IAS officer Nirmala Meena was today sent to judicial custody by a court here, a senior Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said. She was produced in the court today after completion of her police remand, DIG (ACB) Ajaypal Lamba said. Nirmala Meena had surrendered before the bureau on Wednesday after the Supreme Court rejected her anticipatory bail plea on May 10. The then District Supply Officer (DSO) of Jodhpur, Meena had been suspended after the ACB had registered a case of alleged irregularities in distribution of wheat. She was wanted for alleged irregularities in the distribution of 35,000 quintal wheat meant for below poverty line (BPL) families. Meena had allegedly sold the wheat to private flour mills as the DSO, Jodhpur, in March 2016. It was a scam of nearly Rs 8 crore, according to the bureau. "Though, largely she remained non-cooperative in the interrogation, but whatever, she said was adequate to support our case against her," Lamba said. On the ...
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PNB scam: Court orders issuance of NBW against Mehul Choksi 22.5.2018 General News
A special CBI court today took cognisance of the second chargesheet filed in the Rs 12,636-crore PNB fraud case and ordered the issuance of a non-bailable warrant against diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, a key accused. The second chargesheet has been registered for a total amount of Rs 7,080.86 crore, covering 142 letters of undertaking (LOUs) and 58 foreign letters of credit (FLCs). It names 16 entities and individuals, including top PNB officials. The chargesheet names managing director of Gitanjali group Mehul Choksi, former PNB managing director and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian and two serving executive directors of PNB, Brahmaji Rao and Sanjiv Sharan, and PNB deputy manager Gokulnath Shetty among others. Along with Anathasubramanian, who was the managing director and CEO of PNB from August 2015 to May 2017, Sharan and Rao were charged under section 409 (criminal breach of trust) and section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and section 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption ...
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Never owned London properties: Nawaz Sharif 22.5.2018 General News
Former Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated that he had never owned properties in London.Testifying before Pakistan's Accountability Court, wherein Sharif, his sons Hasan and Hussain, daughter Maryam, son-in-law Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar and former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar are facing multiple corruption cases, the former Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief on Monday also refuted the money trail linking his son Hussain Nawaz to the apartments.The responses came in reply to the 128 questions put to him. The questionnaire has multiple about four apartments in Park Lane, Avenfield, London, sale proceed of Gulf Steel Mills (GSM), shares of Ahli Steel Mills, investment with Qatari royals, clearance of GSM's liabilities, litigation with Al-Tawfeek Investment and offshore companies Nielson and Nescoll.He said he was neither the real owner of the Avenfield apartments nor were these his benami properties.When asked about the Gulf Steel Mills (GSM) in Dubai, he denied his ..
Dy CM visits Signature Bridge site, promises weekly visits to speed up completion 22.5.2018 General News
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today inspected work on the much awaited Signature Bridge on the Yamuna river and promised to pay weekly visits at the site to speed up its completion. Construction of the bridge has been delayed, but once completed it will save travel time of millions of north east Delhi residents and serve as a "crown" of Delhi tourism, he said. Last month, the CPWD had endorsed an additional estimate of around Rs 231 crore of the DTTDC, raising hopes of its speedy completion. The Delhi government's Public Works department (PWD) had sought the Central Public Works Department(CPWD) "expert opinion" after the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) had submitted a revised estimate of Rs 1,575 crore for the bridge. Last month, the Delhi High Court had pulled up the PWD and the DTTDC for "quibbling over" the amount to be paid for construction of the "long overdue" bridge. The bridge, once completed, will share the burden of vehicular traffic,
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Odisha: BJP, Cong trade barbs over proximity to ruling BJD 22.5.2018 General News
Predicting a Karnataka-like situation in Odisha in the 2019 Assembly polls, Union Minister Jual Oram today said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the opposition Congress may enter into a "tactful understanding" to keep the BJP out of power. The Congress, however, refuted Oram's claims and said it was the saffron party that was looking forward to a reunion with the BJD before the elections. In Karnataka, the Congress forged an alliance with the JD(S) to form government as the BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in the state elections, fell short of majority. The Union tribal affairs minister, during an interaction with the reporters at the party's state headquarters, said the statements issued by the BJD and the Congress after the Karnataka polls indicated that they have decided to join hands in Odisha. Earlier too, the Congress had bailed out the BJD in times of crisis, Oram, who is also the BJP MP from Sundergargh, alleged. "In 2009, when the BJP had pulled out .
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Ex-PM Najib quizzed over fund scandal 22.5.2018 Hindu: News
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities on Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft i
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Ousted Malaysian government accused of covering up scandal at state fund 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The government of ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak deceived parliament over the finances of state fund 1MDB and suppressed an investigation by intimidating and purging anti-corruption agents, officials said on Tuesday.
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Family members of ex-minister Kripashankar Singh discharged in DA case 22.5.2018 General News
A special court here today discharged the family members of Congress leader Kripashankar Singh in a disproportionate assets case. Singh, a former Maharashtra minister who was the main accused in the case, was discharged earlier in February after the probe agencies failed to get sanction to prosecute him. Singh's family had filed an application that there could not be a case against them since the main accused had already been discharged, their advocate K H Giri said. "The family members stated that they were not public servants, neither was there any independent charge against them. They were only co-accused and the charges were through Singh. Since Singh has been discharged, there cannot be a case against them," Giri said. Special Judge D K Gudadhe considered their application and discharged them, the lawyer said. Those discharged include Singh's wife Maltidevi, his son Narendra, daughter Sunita, and son-in-law Vijay Kumar. A social activist had filed a complaint against Singh with ..
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UNHRC asked to save, protect Pakistani Christians 22.5.2018 General News
A legal submission has been made to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to save and protect Pakistani Christians from persecution.The submission has been made by the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a Christian-based social activism and watchdog for corruption.In its submission placed before the UNHRC, the ACLJ claimed that, "The Islamic Republic of Pakistan continues to violate the human rights of its religious minorities. Instances of mob violence; police torture; false accusations of blasphemy; rape, murder, and other forms of violence occur on a regular basis. Authorities in Pakistan have shown a continuous inability or unwillingness to protect its minorities from human rights abuses. These aren't isolated incidents. Christians are being specifically targeted."It further said in a statement, which appears on its web site aclj.org, that, "Pakistani Christians are (being) terrorized, tortured, murdered - even sentenced to death - simply ...
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Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency 22.5.2018 General News
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours today over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule. Najib was summoned by Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Commission nearly two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections amid public anger over alleged graft at the 1MDB state investment fund that Najib set up. US investigators say Najib's associates stole and laundered $4.5 billion from the fund from 2009 to 2014, some of which landed in Najib's bank account. New Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that Najib's government had conducted "an exercise of deception" over the 1MDB issue and misrepresented the country's financial situation to parliament. Swarmed by reporters, Najib looked calm and smiled as he was escorted into the commission's offices. He told reporters after he ...
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Ukraine's Poroshenko: we've listened to foreign partners on corruption law 22.5.2018 Reuters: World News
KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that Ukraine had taken into account most international recommendations in the latest draft law to create an independent anti-corruption court, which may be voted on by parliament this week.
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Catharsis for Malaysia graft buster recounting threats endured over scandal 22.5.2018 Reuters: World News
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian anti-graft agent Mohd Shukri Abdull's eyes welled with tears on Tuesday as he recalled death threats and how he was branded a traitor, while nearby, officers took a statement from the main target of his investigation, ex-premier Najib ...
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JK vigilance files charge sheet agnst handloom develop corp officials 22.5.2018 General News
The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today filed a charge sheet against four officials of the Handloom Development Corporation in Samba district for allegedly causing loss to the exchequer by selling scrap at lowest rates. The charge sheet was filed in an anti-corruption court after necessary sanction was obtained from the competent authority for launching prosecution against the accused public servants, a spokesman of the SVO said. He said the SVO had registered a case in 2014 against Vinod Koul, then project manager, export-oriented Handloom Development Corporation project, Samba; then incharge (processing) Daleep Kumar Thaploo, then accountant Raj Kumar Padha and then storekeeper Madan Lal besides proprietor of Messrs Laxmi General Store, Raman Pargal following complaints of irregularities in the auction of scrap. During the course of investigation, the spokesman said, it was established that the accused by abuse of their official position and in furtherance of .
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