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Fresh FIR filed in irrigation scam; five officials booked

-PTI/ The Telegraph They were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act Nagpur: One more FIR, naming five Maharashtra government officials, was registered on Wednesday by the Nagpur unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the multi-crore irrigation scam. Five officials of Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC), some of them now retired, were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act at the Sadar police station here, an ACB statement said on late Wednesday...

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So easy to copy? Rs 2,000 notes make 56% of all seized fake currency, shows NCRB data -Mukesh Rawat NCRB data show fake notes of Rs 2,000 entered the market days after PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation announcement. Today they are the biggest contributors to the value of seized counterfeit currency in India. "In a country's history, there come moments when every person feels he too should be part of that moment, that he too should make his contribution to the country's progress. Such moments come but rarely," said Prime Minister...

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Economic slump: India's rickety bridge over troubled waters -Dev Kar Sustaining growth amidst a global economic slowdown would require tackling Corruption. Raghuram Rajan, the-then outgoing Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, in an exit interview he granted to Karan Thapar (‘To The Point’, YouTube, September 2, 2016), took satisfaction from the fact that India was “on a more sustainable growth path”. The remark turned out to be premature. Less than two years later, starting the first quarter of FY 18/19, ominous...

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Rajasthan's Jan Soochna, mother of RTI, is the ultimate weapon against petty Corruption -Shivam Vij The Right to Information gives way to the government’s duty to publish. The Centre and all states must emulate Rajasthan. When the Right to Information Act came into force in Rajasthan in 2000, and nationally in 2005, there was a flush of stories for years about citizens and activists using the new law to expose Corruption. That road built only on paper, the money released on files that never reached the...

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SC refuses to pass any direction on contempt plea over functioning of Lokpal

-PTI There is the limited scope of contempt petition and the NGO can file a separate petition seeking directions for effective functioning, it said. NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday refused to pass any direction with regard to "effective functioning" of anti-Corruption ombudsman Lokpal and disposed of a contempt plea filed by an NGO which had sought the appointment of the country's first anti-graft authority. There is the limited scope of contempt petition...

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