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Bangladesh Chief Justice accused of corruption as he departs country

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh first Hindu Chief Justice reportedly forced to go on leave amid row with govt Bangladesh’s chief justice has been accused of serious crimes including corruption by the country’s government, it emerged Saturday, as he departed for Australia expressing his fears for judicial independence in the nation. The accusations against ...

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Ukraine detains two top defence officials in graft case

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Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau said it had detained a deputy defence minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme. The announcement was the highest-profile indictment against any official since the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) launched a graft case against the ...

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We’re slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

NEW DELHI: Well-known actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption. “Till there is no freedom from corruption, we are still slaves. Those who dare and vow for a new freedom movement… come and we will win,” Kamal ...

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Gulalai accuses Khan of harassing women party leaders

NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 7: Imran Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf during an interaction session on the second day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on December 7, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: In a damaging way, PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai Tuesday levelled serious allegations of harassment of women as well as corruption against Imran Khan and some of his close aides. Gulalai who was elected to the National Assembly on a reserved seat of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) also announced ...

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Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday concluded its hearing into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the tribunal would announce its decision, defense lawyers and attorneys for the petitioners said. Under Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has the authority to dismiss the ...

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Indonesia’s Parliament speaker named corruption suspect

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INDONESIA’s anti-graft agency has named the speaker of Parliament as a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than $170 million in government money. The chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Agus Rahardjo, announced Monday that there is sufficient evidence to name Speaker Setya Novanto a ...

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Ex-Brazil President sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

Ex-Brazil President Lula

BRASILIA: Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year’s presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, one of the country’s most popular politicians, and a ...

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Pakistanis are happier than people in India: United Nations

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LONDON: Pakistan continues to be happier than India, according to the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2017. Out of a list of 155 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 80 while India stands at 122. Interestingly last year, Pakistan came on 92 while India was placed at 118. The latest ...

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Rolls-Royce to pay £671m to settle bribery probes

LONDON: Rolls-Royce has reached a deal to pay £671m to regulators around the world to settle allegations of bribery and corruption, including the largest UK fine ever imposed on a company for criminal conduct. The UK’s flagship engineering company has been under investigation in the US and UK for alleged ...

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