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Welcome Anna, but is corruption two-sided: rich looting poor/poor looting rich?

  By Ratnakar Tripathy What happens: when the balance breaks? I  always looked at corruption as looting by the rich. The reason may be my class and caste. I am middle-middle class. I am Brahmin. None of it helps while getting a simple job done at a government counter or even a private company counter [on the same day in late 1990s in Delhi I was asked for ‘commission’ by a government TV channel and a private TV channel executive for the airing of a documentary serial]. It seems I must go to the decrepit shed nearby and deposit some cash after which a phone call would get made, and my... 

Shivpal Yadav, UP minister redefines corruption: ‘steal but don’t loot!’[भ्रष्टाचार में कंजूसी बरतें]

  Yadav: ‘just one peanut at a time’! Etah: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle and the state’s PWD minister Shivpal Yadav made a bizarre suggestion while holding a meeting of district officials in Etah on Thursday. In his address to officials, Mr Yadav gave official sanction to being moderately corrupt. He told officials if they work hard, they can steal a little. “I told PWD officials that if you work hard, you can steal a little but not behave like dacoits,” said Mr Yadav. Even as the Anna movement has fizzled out despite the attempts... 

2G scam accused Kanimozhi includes PM as defense witness: fresh tadka to Lokpal debate!

2G scam accused Kanimozhi includes PM as defense witness: fresh tadka to Lokpal debate!       Kanimozhi: 'who said I am alone!' New Delhi: according to latest reports, DMK MP Kanimozhi has decided to put Prime Minister Manmohan Singh within the thorny embrace of the 2G spectrum scam by making him a defence witness in the scam trial. Kanimozhi said the PM had addressed the Parliament stating there was no loss to the exchequer following the allocation of spectrum licenses. Kanimozhi’s counsel, senior advocate Sushil Kumar, appearing before special CBI judge said ‘If the... 

Infosys Murthy on the logic of corruption: should the bribe giver have legal immunity as incentive to complain?

Infosys Murthy on the logic of corruption: should the bribe giver have legal immunity as incentive to complain? Narayan Murthy: agree with Basu, but... In a recent TV interview with a news channel, Infosys founder Narayana Murthy expressed his agreement with Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu’s controversial suggestion of giving ‘legal immunity to bribe givers”. When asked by the interviewer if Murthy agrees with Basu, he said ‘His logic is that today because both the bribe giver and the bribe taker are culpable both activities are illegal, there is no incentive for the bribe giver... 

Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi play Ping-Pong over Lokpal Bill : ‘if you are against, I am for it’ and vice versa

Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi play Ping-Pong over Lokpal Bill : ‘if you are against, I am for it’ and vice versa When you ping, I pong! Chennai/New Delhi: it is a sad reflection on the state of Tamilnadu politics that the two virulent opponents DMK and AIADMK have to indulge in politics over the Lokpal Bill. It would seem that while DMK earlier expressed its displeasure with the Congress over the Kanimozi affair by declaring it is in favour of having the prime minister with the Lokpal Bill ambit. Promptly then, Jayalalitha took the position that no, the PM should remain untouched by the... 

The dividing line between Hazare and Baba Ramdeo: money and violence!

The dividing line between Hazare and Baba Ramdeo: money and violence! Anna & Baba: together again? New Delhi: according to the latest reports, while speaking to TV reporters in Maharashtra Anna Hazare admitted that ‘Baba has expressed his wish to sit on fast with me but I have placed a set of demands in front of him. If they are met, then I will think about it’. Now that Baba Ramdeo is back in Delhi, he is unlikely to remain quiet after the retaliatory measures including talk of exposure and financial inquiries being set up by the government. Although baba Ramdeo started off on a clean... 

ipaidabribe.com: a website devoted to sharing experiences of bribery and corruption

ipaidabribe.com: a website devoted to sharing experiences of bribery and corruption Bribery:Just a handshake? Bangalore: with corruption being topmost on the national agenda, here is a site where you share your own personal brush with bribery and corruption in India – “Uncover the market price of corruption,” says the homepage of ipaidabribe.com. Started by Ramesh and Swati Ramanathan, founders of Bangalore based NGO Janaagraha, the site people to share their experiences of bribery, what a bribe was for, where it took place and how much was involved. Till some time ago, nearly... 

Baba Ramdeo threatens to arm supporters: such talk is not acceptable at all!

Baba Ramdeo threatens to arm supporters: such talk is not acceptable at all! Baba Ramdeo: what about the Yogic poise? Haridwar: according to latest reports from a TV channel, Baba Ramdeo is in a very angry mood after the violence inflicted on his followers at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi. But now some of his outpourings are extremely worrying, even as anna Hazare sits on his day long fast to support the Baba. Baba seems to have told a TV reporter ‘Next time at Ramlila, it will be Ravanlila. Let’s see who gets beaten up.” To elaborate further, to be better prepared to face the police the... 

10 A.M. Rajghat tomorrow: “Come what may, I will go ahead with the fast,” says Hazare.

10 A.M. Rajghat tomorrow: “Come what may, I will go ahead with the fast,” says Hazare. Hzare: determined! New Delhi: at 10 am at the Rajghat on Wednesday Anna Hazare starts his one-day fast against the government action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters, some of whom have fractured limbs and some lost money and dignity at Ramlila maidan. “Come what may, I will go ahead with the fast,” said Hazare. RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in Hazare”s campaign against corruption, stated ‘Anna has never provoked anyone. He never had a violent... 

Anna supports Baba: ‘I will join Guru Ramdev on June 5’, says Hazare

Anna supports Baba: ‘I will join Guru Ramdev on June 5’, says Hazare Baba Ramdev: determined! New Delhi: according to the latest reports on news channels, Anna Hazare has expressed support for Baba Ramdev’s protest fast against black money. Hzare even said that he will join the Guru Ramdev on June 5. To quote Hazare’s statement to a TV channel, ‘I will join Baba Ramdev on June 5. The fight is against corruption. I will talk to Baba on how to go forward on the fight against corruption. The government has tried to cheat us. The government had assured us that they would look into... 
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