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Colombian Detainee Thought to be Fugitive Indonesian Party Treasurer

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Colombia are holding a man who is believed to be the fugitive former treasurer of Indonesia’s ruling Democratic party, Muhammad Nazaruddin. Officials in Jakarta said Monday the man was arrested Sunday in Cartagena based on information provided to the international police agency Interpol. They said the man was traveling on a passport bearing […]

Iraqi PM Orders Electricity Minister to Quit Over Power Contracts

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered his electricity minister to step down because of irregularities in the awarding of contracts to improve Iraq’s power supply. The officials said Sunday that Electricity Minister Raad Shalal approved contracts worth $1.7 billion for Canadian company Capgent and German company MBH despite the two firms failing […]

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Indian Audit Slams Govt on 2010 Commonwealth Games

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Auditors are accusing the Indian government of mismanagement, favoritism and corruption in the planning and execution of last year’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The final audit by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General, which was released Friday, says millions of dollars were wasted in the construction of venues and in improvements to New Delhi’s infrastructure. […]

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Protesters Burn Copies of Indian Anti-Graft Bill

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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India’s effort to crack down on corruption is coming under fire from activists, who say a new bill before parliament does not go far enough. Activists in western India burned copies of the draft legislation Thursday, slamming the legislation for exempting the prime minister, the judiciary and lawmakers. They say without the power to investigate […]

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Indian State Minister Resigns Over Illegal Mining Scandal

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The top political leader of a key southern Indian state ruled by the country’s main opposition party has resigned after an anti-corruption panel indicted him in a $3.6 billion illegal mining scam. B.S. Yeddyurappa, a popular leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, stepped down Sunday after he lost the support of party leaders. […]

India’s Supreme Court Bans Iron Ore Mining After Corruption Scandal

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has banned iron ore mining in a key area of southern Karnataka state due to concerns about damage to the environment. The order to halt all mining in the Bellary district came Friday, a day after the state’s chief minister agreed to quit after being implicated in a $3.6 million illegal mining […]

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Former Kenyan Minister to Face Trial on Corruption Charges

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s High Court has ruled that former industrialization minister Henry Kosgey should face trial over charges he illegally imported cars into the country. Kosgey has denied the charges. He is one of four ministers in the Kenyan government to either step down or resign since 2010 over graft charges. Kosgey is also chairman of Kenyan […]

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Indian State Minister to Quit amid Scandal

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian media say the chief minister of the southern state of Karnataka has submitted his resignation in response to accusations that he and other officials were involved in a major illegal mining scam. The reports say B.S. Yeddyurappa of the Hindu nationalist party BJP agreed to step down Thursday, hours after party leaders meeting in […]

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Indian State Chief Minister to Quit in Illegal Mining Scandal

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian media say the chief minister of the southern state of Karnataka has submitted his resignation in response to accusations that he and other officials were involved in a major illegal mining scam. The reports say B.S. Yeddyurappa of the Hindu nationalist party BJP agreed to step down Thursday, hours after party leaders meeting in […]

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Report: Illegal Mining in Indian State Causes $3.6 Billion in Losses

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An anti-corruption panel in India has implicated several officials in the southern state of Karnataka for allegedly accepting bribes and granting illegal contracts for iron ore mining. The report accuses the state’s chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa and 787 other officials of causing up to $3.6 billion in lost revenue between 2006 and 2010, due to […]

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