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Indian Supreme Court Cancels 122 Controversial Telecom Licenses

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to revoke 122 telecommunications licenses awarded in 2008 to mobile phone companies that are at the center of one of the country’s largest corruption scandals. Thursday’s court ruling is expected to disrupt about 5 percent of the nation’s mobile phone users, as customers of the affected companies are […]

Indian Supreme Court Cancels 122 Controversial Telecom Licenses

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to revoke 122 telecommunications licenses awarded in 2008 to mobile phone companies that are at the center of one of the country’s largest corruption scandals. Thursday’s court ruling is expected to disrupt about 5 percent of the nation’s mobile phone users, as customers of the affected companies are […]

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Indian Supreme Court Cancels Controversial Telecom Licenses

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to cancel 122 telecommunications licenses awarded in 2008 that are at the center of one of the country’s largest corruption scandals. Thursday’s court ruling is expected to somewhat disrupt the nation’s cell phone market as customers of the affected companies are forced to switch to licensed services. Experts […]

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Romania Sentences Former Prime Minister for Corruption

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Romania’s Supreme Court has sentenced former prime minister Adrian Nastase to two years in jail for corruption. Nastase was charged with using $2 million in state funds to finance his failed 2004 election campaign. The former prime minister has denied any wrongdoing, saying the case was politically motivated. He says he will appeal the decision. […]

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State Media: China’s Most Wanted Fugitive Confesses

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials are moving ahead with their case against the man who was considered the country’s most wanted fugitive. State-run media said Lai Changxing was turned over to prosecutors Friday after confessing to smuggling and bribery charges. Lai was deported from Canada in July. He has long insisted the charges against him were politically motivated. […]

India’s Upper House Fails to Vote on Anti-Corruption Bill

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s upper house of parliament broke for recess Thursday without voting on an anti-corruption bill before a deadline set by activist Anna Hazare, who has led a campaign for the measure using hunger strikes. The lower house approved the so-called “Lokpal” bill earlier this week following hours of heated debate and a staunch defense of […]

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India Lower House Passes Graft Bill

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s powerful lower house of parliament has passed a landmark anti-corruption bill that seeks to create an independent ombudsman with powers to investigate corruption charges against bureaucrats and politicians. The bill was passed Tuesday following hours of heated debate in parliament and a staunch defense from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare launched […]

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India Anti-Corruption Bill Passes First Test

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian lawmakers are pushing forward with a landmark anti-corruption bill, despite fierce criticism from the opposition. Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament passed the measure to create an oversight agency to investigate and prosecute politicians suspected of graft. The vote followed rowdy debate in parliament and a staunch defense of the legislation from Prime […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Bill Passes First Test

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian lawmakers are pushing forward with a landmark anti-corruption bill, despite fierce criticism from the opposition. Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament passed the measure to create an oversight agency to investigate and prosecute politicians suspected of graft. The vote followed rowdy debate in parliament and a staunch defense of the legislation from Prime […]

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Indian PM Defends Anti-Graft Bill Despite Activist’s Hunger Strike

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s prime minister is defending a landmark anti-corruption bill, in the face of heated debate in parliament and ever-growing public frustration. Critics say the legislation does not go far enough to weed out India’s rampant corruption. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cast aside those concerns, saying the bill “lives up to the promise” lawmakers have […]

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