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Uber allegedly hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials: Report

San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as Jacobs letter that was written by the attorney for R...

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Imran Khan free of Panama-like suspicion: SC judge

Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Justice Faisal Arab, a member of a Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI Chairman, has said that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep them hidden from the public eye. Comparing the case of Khan with the so-called Panama Papers case in which Nawaz S...

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Russian ex-minister gets 8 years in jail for bribery

Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) A Moscow court on Friday sentenced Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in a harsh-regime prison and a $2.2 million fine for bribery. Ulyukayev, 61, is the first minister to stand trial in Russia's recent history. Following the announcement, he was taken into custody and escorted from the courtroom. His attorneys intend to appeal the verd...

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Russia's former minister found guilty of bribery

Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) A Moscow court on Friday found Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of bribery. Ulyukayev is the first minister to stand trial in Russia's recent history. He was arrested in 2016, accused of trying to extort $2 million from state oil firm Rosneft to green light its purchase of another oil firm, the BBC reported. The accusation was made by...

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Bureaucracy misleading people for 70 years, says Allahabad HC

Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Thursday made a damning remark on the bureaucracy, saying government officials have only mislead people in the last 70 years. The observation came from Justice S.P. Kesharwani while hearing the case of one Dulari Devi, who has been fighting her case for the last 19 years. Rapping the bureaucracy for delay in implementation o...

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AIADMK bribery case: Dinakaran made accused in supplementary chargesheet

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi Police has filed, in a court here, a supplementary chargesheet making AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran an accused of corruption and conspiracy in a case related to poll symbol allocation by the Election Commission. Additional Sessions Judge Kiran Bansal likely to take cognisance of the supplementary charge sheet on December 21. Besides Dhinakaran,...

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25 year jail sought for ex-S.Korean President's friend

Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors on Thursday demanded 25 years jail term for Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of former President Park Geun-hye, for her role in a massive corruption scandal which led to Park's impeachment. The prosecution also urged the court to impose a penalty of 126.2 billion won ($98 million) on Choi, who is facing 16 charges, including abuse of power, coer...

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Ecuador Vice President jailed for six years in corruption case

Quito, Dec 14 (IANS) A criminal court in Ecuador has sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in prison for illicit association within the bribery scheme run by Brazilian construction firm, Odebrecht. This is the first sentence handed down in Ecuador within the Odebrecht case. Four others were sentenced to the same penalty as Glas, including his uncle, Ricardo Rivera. Jud...

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Bills on Triple Talaq, transgender rights listed for Winter Session

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A bill to provide Muslim women the right to seek maintenance from the ex-spouse after divorce and another aimed to end discrimination against the transgenders, among other proposed legislations, are listed for taking up during Parliament's winter session starting on Friday. At least 14 new bills are set to be introduced during the session, according to a list com...

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MCDs allowing illegal construction: AAP

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that BJP-led MCDs were allowing unauthorized construction in the city -- if bribes were paid. AAP Leader Dilip Pandey told the media that the AAP had filed a petition against the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in this regard. He said the SDMC was unable to provide complete information on the sealing...

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Paedophiles in Australia to seek permission to travel abroad

Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new legislation adopted to prevent thousands of paedophiles registered in the country from travelling overseas with the possibility of abusing minors came into effect in Australia on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Justice Minister Michael Keenan said in a joint statement that it is now a federal crime for registered child molesters to leave Australia...

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NTPC Director questioned in bribery case: CBI

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The CBI on Monday said it has questioned the Director (Finance) of country's largest energy conglomerate NTPC Ltd here in connection with an alleged Rs 5 lakh bribery case in which he demanded the money for his trip abroad. Kulamani Biswal was questioned along with Umapathi Reddy, the father of another accused Rohit Reddy, Director of BGR Mining and Infra Pvt Ltd...

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China opens criminal probe against top Communist official

Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China's prosecutor announced on Monday the launch of a criminal investigation for corruption against Sun Zhengcai, a former senior official who, until his fall into disgrace, was considered a favourite for national leadership. Sun, former secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Chongqing region, is accused of accepting bribes and is subject to coercive m...

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45% respondents admit to paying bribe: Online survey

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) About 45 per cent of the respondents admitted that they paid a bribe at least once in the last 12 months in order to get their work done, according to an online survey done by Transparency International India in collaboration with a community-based social network LocalCircles. The online survey was conducted in 11 states of the country covering 34,696 respondents ...

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ED attaches assets of ex-Karnataka anti-graft chief

Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached Rs 5.3-crore worth assets of former Karnataka Lokayukta (anti-graft watchdog) Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao in a corruption case on him and his son. We have attached assets valued at Rs 5.3 crore belonging to Rao and his son Y. Ashwin Rao under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002, the ED said in a stateme...

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IRCTC hotels case: ED attaches 3-acre plot of Lalu, family

New Delhi/Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached a three-acre plot in Patna, worth Rs 45 crore, belonging to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case, officials said. The action comes six days after the agency questioned the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief's wife Rab...

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Income Tax official suspended for demanding bribe

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has suspended a senior Income Tax Department official of the Gujarat region for allegedly demanding a bribe from an assessee, an official said on Friday. The CBDT has put under suspension Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax D.K. Meena, posted at Surendranagar in the department's Gujarat region for harassing a taxpayer in a sc...

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ED attaches 3-acre plot of Lalu and family in IRCTC hotels case

New Delhi/Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached a three-acre plot in Patna belonging to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case, officials said. The action comes six days after the agency questioned the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) chief's wife Rabri Devi in Patna. ...

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Tough to crack graft cases where both sides benefit: Parrikar

Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Claiming that it was difficult to solve corruption cases where both the giver and taker of bribes benefit, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday defended his decision to relieve an IPS officer, instead of prosecuting him for alleged corruption. About the Goa government's decision to suddenly relieve Deputy Inspector General of Police Vimal Gupta from the state...

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Israeli police question Netanyahu's close ally in corruption probe

Jerusalem, Dec 4 (IANS) Israeli police on Sunday questioned David Bitan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's close ally and chairman of the coalition, on suspicion of bribery and money laundering. Bitan was questioned by officers with the police's Lahav 433 unit on suspicion that he promoted interests of a senior member of a criminal organisation in return for debt relief, Xinhua news ag...

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