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Mar 4, 2011

PM says accepts responsibility over CVC controversy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he accepted responsibility after the Supreme Court quashed his naming of tainted civil servant P.J. Thomas as the chief vigilance commissioner.

Singh’s statement in a televised press conference was another huge personal setback for the 78-year-old leader but it was unclear whether it would fulfil calls of an increasingly assertive opposition demanding he explain himself to parliament.

Mar 4, 2011

PM says accepts responsibility over CVC ruling

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he accepted responsibility after the Supreme Court quashed his naming of a tainted civil servant as the country’s chief anti-graft official.

Singh’s statement in a televised press conference was another huge personal setback for the 78-year-old leader but it was unclear whether it would fulfil calls of an increasingly assertive opposition demanding he explain himself to parliament.

Mar 4, 2011

India PM says accepts responsibility over graft ruling

NEW DELHI, March 4 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Friday said he accepted responsibility after
the Supreme Court quashed his naming of a tainted civil servant
as the country’s chief anti-graft official.

Singh’s statement in a televised press conference was
another huge personal setback for the 78-year-old leader but it
was unclear whether it would fulfil calls of an increasingly
assertive opposition demanding he explain himself to
parliament.

Mar 4, 2011
via India Insight

Fight corruption – at your own risk

The judges in the Supreme Court had finished hammering out for delivery the next day a landmark verdict in the battle against corruption, when a thousand kilometres away, another anti-graft crusader was beaten to death.

Niyamat Ansari’s killing on Wednesday night in the poor eastern state of Jharkhand came days after he exposed large scale embezzlement of funds meant for India’s flagship social security programme.

Mar 4, 2011

Police charge Uttarakhand high court judge with bribery

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) charged a high court judge on Friday with taking a bribe of 1.5 million rupees ($333,333) in a rare move against a member of the higher judiciary.

A series of scandals involving government leaders, corporate figures and journalists has erupted in the past year, undermining investor confidence and raising doubt about the rule of law in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Mar 4, 2011

Police charge Indian high court judge with bribery

NEW DELHI, March 4 (Reuters) – Indian police charged a high
court judge on Friday with taking a bribe of 1.5 million rupees
($333,333) in a rare move against a member of the higher
judiciary.

A series of scandals involving government leaders, corporate
figures and journalists has erupted in the past year,
undermining investor confidence and raising doubt about the rule
of law in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Mar 3, 2011

India court rejects anti-graft chief, blow for Congress

NEW DELHI March 3 (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on
Thursday quashed the government’s appointment of a top
anti-graft official for involvement in a palm oil import scam,
delivering another blow to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s
coalition.

The rejection of P.J. Thomas’s appointment as central
vigilance commissioner comes as Singh’s government is trying to
defend itself against a series of graft scandals, including a
$39 billion telecoms licensing scam.

Mar 3, 2011

Supreme Court rejects CVC, blow for Congress

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the government’s appointment of a top anti-graft official for involvement in a palm oil import scam, delivering another blow to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition.

The rejection of P.J. Thomas’s appointment as central vigilance commissioner comes as Singh’s government is trying to defend itself against a series of graft scandals, including a $39 billion telecoms licensing scam.

Mar 1, 2011

Government sets dates for state polls, seen as test for Congress

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government said on Tuesday it would hold local elections in five states between April 4 and May 10, with the polls seen as the first test for the ruling Congress party since it became embroiled in corruption scandals.

The Congress and its allies are seen as early favourites in these opposition-ruled states, where a victory could embolden the central government to push forward economic reforms such as freeing up diesel prices and opening up the retail sector to foreigners.

Mar 1, 2011

India sets dates for state polls, seen as test for Congress

NEW DELHI, March 1 (Reuters) – India said on Tuesday it
would hold local elections in five states between April 4 and
May 10, with the polls seen as the first test for the ruling
Congress party since it became embroiled in corruption scandals.

The Congress and its allies are seen as early favourites in
these opposition-ruled states, where a victory could embolden
the federal government to push forward economic reforms such as
freeing up diesel prices and opening up the retail sector to
foreigners.

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