Monday, 24 January 2022

Tag Archives: corruption

Gulalai accuses Khan of harassing women party leaders

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

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

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

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

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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Russia has charged its economy minister with corruption

MOSCOW: They came for him in the middle of the night. “He was caught red-handed,” said Svetlana Petrenko of Russia’s Investigative Committee, as she announced corruption charges against Russia’s economy minister, Alexey Ulyukayev, the highest-ranked sitting minister to be arrested in the history of post-Soviet Russia. Investigators claim that Mr ...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange questioned by prosecutors

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned by prosecutors on Monday at the Ecuadoran embassy in London in the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him. Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, who will be present while Assange is questioned by an Ecuadoran prosecutor, entered ...

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