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Delhi Government Minister Faces Corruption Charges

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Delhi Government Minister Faces Corruption Charges

Two facts of Indian politics: Fact 1. All politicians are corrupt. Fact 2. If you think, some of them are not corrupt, see Fact 1. By Rakesh Raman While corruption has increased manifold in Delhi – particularly during the past one year of Arvind Kejriwal’s regime, a fresh case of corruption involving a Delhi government [...]

Does Narendra Modi Follow the Gujarat Model of Corruption?

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Does Narendra Modi Follow the Gujarat Model of Corruption?

Two facts of Indian politics: Fact 1. All politicians are corrupt. Fact 2. If you think some of them are not corrupt, see Fact 1. By Rakesh Raman Like most other states in India, Gujarat is also a backward state. But when the current Prime Minister (PM) of India – Narendra Modi – was the [...]

Russia Taking Steps to Combat Corruption

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Russia Taking Steps to Combat Corruption

President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the Presidential Council for Countering Corruption on Tuesday to discuss further measures to improve the national anti-corruption policy in Russia. The Council for Countering Corruption was set up in accordance with the Presidential Executive Order of May 2008 to create a system to combat corruption in the country [...]

Is India’s Finance Minister a Corrupt Man?

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Is India’s Finance Minister a Corrupt Man?

In a new case of alleged corruption, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is currently facing the opposition wrath in a multi-crore rupees scam. By Rakesh Raman There is no denying the fact that corruption runs in the blood of Indian politicians and bureaucrats. Some of them are criminally corrupt and the others are morally corrupt. [...]

Modi Cheated, Defeat BJP in Bihar: Ram Jethmalani

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Modi Cheated, Defeat BJP in Bihar: Ram Jethmalani

Irked by BJP’s lackluster response on the issue of black money, Ram Jethmalani exhorted the voters of Bihar to defeat Modi’s BJP in the upcoming state election. By Rakesh Raman Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani said Sunday “he had become a victim of fraud by playing into the hands of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi [...]

New Delhi: Where Deadly Pits Are Called Roads

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New Delhi: Where Deadly Pits Are Called Roads

Among other irritants such as the political and bureaucratic corruption, poisonous pollution, and deplorable dirtiness in Delhi, the condition of roads goes from bad to worse in every rainy season. By Rakesh Raman India is a country of strange stories. Here a cow can give birth to a cat. A tree can talk. A dead [...]

Welcome to the Smart City of Stray Dogs

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Welcome to the Smart City of Stray Dogs

Now it’s not only about corruption and pollution in Delhi, but there is also a swarm of stray dogs that are spreading filth in every corner of the city. By Rakesh Raman Believe me, there is no dearth of jokers in the Indian government. When they promise to do something for the people of the [...]

Can Delhi Government Stop Corruption? No Way.

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Can Delhi Government Stop Corruption? No Way.

Delhi government fails to understand that bureaucratic inefficiency is the worst form of corruption – worse than even bribe. By Rakesh Raman It was Saturday morning on May 16 at around quarter past ten when I called the Delhi phone number 1031. A very polite woman voice greeted me from the other side. The conversation [...]

Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

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Unregulated Lobbying Leads to Corruption in Europe

Transparency International said today that Europe urgently needs lobbying reform. A new report from the anti-corruption group found that of 19 European countries assessed, only 7 have some form of dedicated lobbying law or regulation, allowing for nearly unfettered influence of business interests on the daily lives of Europeans. The 19 countries together score just [...]

Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

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Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

In a period of just 11 months since he became the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has already made 13 visits at the world’s top tourist destinations. By Rakesh Raman If his number of foreign visits is an indication, you can safely infer that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s favorite pastime is picnic on foreign [...]

How FBI Plans to Tackle International Corruption

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How FBI Plans to Tackle International Corruption

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has formed international corruption squads to deal with foreign bribery and kleptocracy crimes. Late last year, according to FBI, Alstom—a French power and transportation company—pled guilty in U.S. federal court to engaging in a widespread foreign bribery scheme involving tens of millions of dollars. It agreed to pay [...]

How Corruption Stifles Economic Growth

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How Corruption Stifles Economic Growth

Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world. But it does not just steal money from where it is needed the most; it leads to weak governance, which in turn fuels organized criminal groups and promotes crimes such as human trafficking, arms and migrant smuggling, counterfeiting and the trade [...]

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