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Spain Health Minister Ana Mato resigns amid Gurtel scandal

Spain Health Minister Ana Mato resigns amid Gurtel scandal

Spain's Health Minister Ana Mato has resigned after a judge accused her of benefiting from illegal payments. Her ex-husband, Jesus Sepulveda, was found to be linked to a huge corruption case involving the ruling People's Party. A court issued a formal ruling which signalled that Mato had no knowledge of any possible crime. The scheme caused...

Zia Orphanage Graft Case

SC clears way for Khaleda's trial

SC clears way for Khaleda's trial

The Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for a lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.  Khaleda had filed appeals with the Appellate Division, challenging two High Court decisions -- one to accept charges against the seven accused, including the opposition chief and...

Vigilant civil society can help check graft

Vigilant civil society can help check graft

The civil society movement against corruption must go on until a country is free of the vice, Transparency International founder Prof Dr Peter Eigen said yesterday. “A vigilant civil society with a professional media is crucial to achieve the goal,” he told a crowded press conference at the TI local chapter office in the...

ZIA CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASE

Order on Khaleda’s plea now Nov 30

Order on Khaleda’s plea now Nov 30

The Supreme Court today deferred the date till November 30 for passing an order on an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the High Court verdict that had upheld the charge framing order against her in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. A five-member bench led by chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain was...

Govt alone can't fight corruption

Govt alone can't fight corruption

Civil society organisations of a country need to be mobilised to speak up for better governance as the government alone cannot fight corruption, said Prof Dr Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International, a Berlin-based civil society group campaigning globally against corruption. "We feel that very often, even if the top of a country -- a president or prime minister -- is extremely strong and committed to fight corruption, they cannot do it alone. They need civil society, media and faith-based organisations to change the culture [of corruption]," he said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star yesterday. Eigen, the chair of TI's advisory council, came to Dhaka to attend a...

SC removes CBI chief from 2G scam case

SC removes CBI chief from 2G scam case

India's top court ordered the head of the country's federal policing agency to excuse himself from a corruption case on Thursday following allegations of wrongdoing. Central Bureau of Investigation director Ranjit Sinha was ordered off a long-running probe into an alleged scam involving the sale of 2G telecom licences to businesses at throwaway prices. But...

Graft Case

SC continues hearing Khaleda's appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday continued hearing for the second day an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia regarding the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. The appeal was filed in 2012 against a High Court verdict that rejected a petition of Khaleda challenging a lower court order, which accepted charges against her in the case. The SC fixed today for further hearing on the appeal. It also fixed today for hearing two other appeals filed by the BNP chief over the...

India MP Kunal Ghosh 'tries to take his own life' in jail

India MP Kunal Ghosh 'tries to take his own life' in jail

An Indian MP accused of corruption is in hospital after trying to take his own life in prison, police say. They said Kunal Ghosh, a West Bengal representative for parliament's upper house, took sleeping pills on Friday morning in his Calcutta prison cell.  Ghosh is awaiting trial in a case where thousands of households lost...

Don't train Rab, police

Don't train Rab, police

Accusing police and the Rapid Action Battalion of "corruption and misdeeds", BNP chief Khaleda Zia urged the international community not to provide training or arms and ammunition to the forces. The two-time former premier also reiterated her demand that the Rab, which was created by her government in 2004, be disbanded. "The Rab has turned...

World Cup 2022: Qatar to be cleared of corruption

World Cup 2022: Qatar to be cleared of corruption

Qatar will be cleared of corruption during the 2022 World Cup bidding process when a Fifa report is published on Thursday, BBC Sport has learned. It was alleged that Qatar won the staging rights after Fifa officials were paid £3m to support its bid. However, Fifa's independent ethics adjudicator, Hans Joachim Eckert, is not expected...

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