• Full text of Barapukuria graft verdict released

    The High Court has released its full judgement that cleared the way for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s trial in Barapukuria coalmine corruption case.

  • FIFA seeks 2-year ban for former DFB boss

    FIFA's ethics committee on Friday recommend a two-year ban from all football activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), over an alleged corruption scandal around the right to host the 2006 World Cup.

  • ACC to probe Aslam’s ‘illegal wealth’

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) begins an investigation against BNP joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury over accumulating “hundreds of crores in cash illegally”.

  • A Reasonable Vice

    A former family chauffeur was recently suspended from his beloved 'government job'.

  • Graft case: HC clears way for Khaleda’s trial

    The High Court clears the way for a lower court to continue trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

  • Fatma vows to restore image

    FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vows "to help football restore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

  • Why Corruption Matters

    Armed with such assessments, donor countries must structure assistance in a way that mitigates corruption risks. Military or development assistance is not apolitical. Programmes must be tailored to ensure that funds are not captured by kleptocratic elites. This means that anti-corruption efforts can no longer be shunted off to under-resourced specialists; they must be central to the planning of major development initiatives or the sale of costly weapons systems. Recipient governments must understand that funding will dry up if they continue to squander or steal it.

  • Acts of commission and omission

    Corruption in all the three neighbouring countries - India, Pakistan and Bangladesh - has become a way of life. A politician's standard of living is now so high that the emoluments which he gets are not adequate to meet his expenses.

  • French Tennis Federation offices raided

    Sources say the French Tennis Federation's offices and the home of its president Jean Gachassin were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement.

  • Female colleague 'assaulted by Ansar commander'

    Ansar Commander of Magura district allegedly kicks a female subordinate unconscious for allegedly “failing to collect bribe” for him.

  • ACC to sue ex-ADG of DIP for graft

    The Anti-Corruption Commission is going to file a case against Rafiqul Islam, former additional director general of Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP), for acquiring money from unauthorised sources.

  • Officials confirm use of bamboo in Chuadanga building

    The administration in Chuadanga’s Damurhuda Upazila says it found to be true the allegation that bamboo sticks were being used as alternative of iron rod in the construction of a government-funded building in the district.

  • Panama leaks: Body formed to find out Bangladeshis’ name

    Anti-Corruption Commission forms a three-member body to find whether there is mention in hacked Panama Papers of any Bangladeshis having offshore accounts.

  • Peacekeepers at high risk of corruption

    The militaries of the 30 countries that provide the most troops and police officers to UN peacekeeping operations are among those

  • Stay away from corruption

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the new members of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) to work as public servants and stay away from corruption.

  • Marcos jewels used to tackle Philippines corruption

    A "virtual exhibit" of jewellery once owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos is being used as an anti-corruption campaign in the Philippines.

  • SC stays Mirza Abbas’ release from jail

    BNP senior leader Mirza Abbas’ bail in a graft case has been stayed for a week by the Supreme Court, thereby halting his release from prison.

  • Khaleda files petition to cancel trial

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed another petition with the High Court seeking cancellation of the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case against her, as a Dhaka court is set to resume the hearing today.

  • ACC relieves ex-Rajuk chairman of corruption allegation

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has relieved former Rajuk chairman Md Nurul Huda of corruption allegation after primary enquiry, say official sources at the ACC.

  • PM blasts Star editor

    Blasting The Daily Star for publishing DGFI-supplied corruption reports against her during the last caretaker regime, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the newspaper’s editor could not show "courage" in resigning from his post by admitting his faults.

  • Experts caution against anomalies

    The deal signed by Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur yesterday leaves a legacy of controversies and creates chances of corruption and labour exploitation like that during 2007-08, experts and industry insiders have said.

  • Tk 10 lakh needed for job in police: Ershad

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad expresses his concern over what he said is the widespread corruption in every sector across the country.


    After experiencing many ups and downs over the last four plus decades, the economy of Bangladesh has transformed into a promising one on many accounts.

  • We can do better

    According to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015 released by Transparency International (TI) on January 27, 2016, Bangladesh has scored 25 in a scale of 100, same as last year and two points less than 2013.

  • Bangladesh 13th most corrupt country: TI

    Bangladesh slips one place to rank as the 13th most corrupt country in the world, Transparency International reveals in its global graft index. In South Asia, Bangladesh stands as the second most graft affected country.

  • Police oppose external probe

    The police have once again demanded that the home ministry scrap the two committees formed last year to investigate allegations of corruption, irregularities and other serious allegations against cops.

  • Noman’s graft trial to continue, SC rules

    The appellate division upholds a High Court verdict that cleared way for a lower court to run trial against BNP leader Abdullah Al Noman in a graft case.

  • SC scraps acquittal of Ariful Chy

    The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a High Court verdict that had acquitted Ariful Haque Chowdhury, former mayor of Sylhet City Corporation, in a corruption case.

  • HC urged to hear plea against Tarique’s acquittal

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) takes a move to get a ruling from the High Court on BNP leader Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case involving Tk 20.41 crore.

  • Arun Jaitely sues Kejriwal

    India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sues Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for defamation after a bitter row over corruption allegations.