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  • Graft cases drag on as defence dillydallies

    Defence lawyers' delaying tactic to prolong many corruption cases is slowing down the overall progress of the Anti-Corruption Commission, says ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood.

  • Not everybody is corrupt

    We must thank the finance minister for acknowledging the reality that it is the powerful that indulge in corruption, something that is known to all but acknowledged by few.

  • Nawaz Sharif ousted by court

    Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office yesterday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after a period of relative stability.

  • PM's advice to the DCs

    The prime minister has asked the deputy commissioners to take a stand against corruption. We welcome this instruction being timely and appropriate.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    No corruption in any form, PM warns govt officials

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warns government officials against corruption saying that there should be no dishonesty in any form.The prime minister comes up with the tough warning in her introductory speech at the second Secretary Committee meeting.

  • Ex-head of Salvadoran football federation given 8 years in prison

    The former president of El Salvador's football federation, who is wanted in the United States for alleged corruption, was sentenced to eight years in Salvadoran prison for labor fraud, the country's attorney general's office said on Monday.

  • Public hearings can fight corruption

    Bangladesh is a lower middle-income country with a promising and stable economy. The economy of Bangladesh continues to maintain its sustainable growth momentum with a healthy 7 percent-plus growth rate in FY 2015-16.

  • Argentine firm agrees to $112.8 mn settlement

    Argentine sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias S.A. agreed Tuesday to pay $112.8 million to settle charges in the United States stemming from a massive FIFA corruption scandal, authorities said.

  • ICC anti-corruption unit seeks to monitor players' messages

    Cricketers suspected of corruption could be forced to hand over their mobile phones under new plans to curb match-fixing, head of the game's anti-corruption unit has said.

  • Ex-Venezuela football official to plead guilty in US bribe case

    The former president of Venezuela's football federation is expected to plead guilty to U.S. charges stemming from a bribery investigation involving FIFA, the sport's world governing body, according to court records filed on Tuesday.

  • Blatter faces new FIFA probe

    Banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his former chief lieutenants are under investigation over illicit bonuses.

  • Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), Agrani Bank, Mizanur Rahman Khan, illegal loan

    Ex-Rajuk official held for Tk 1 crore graft

    Anti-Corruption Commission arrests a “suspended” official of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha for amassing about Tk 1.18 crore illegally.

  • ‘People think ACC doesn’t work against graft’

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud says people do not want to believe that his organisation works against corruption.

  • Money laundering: Destiny MD, another get bail

    The High Court grants bail to two Destiny Group top officials in two money laundering cases involving around Tk 4,200 crore clearing their way to walk out of jail.

  • ACC detains 8 for abusing power

    The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) arrests eight persons including two employees of the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) for their alleged involvement in committing corruptions by abusing power.

  • Misbah backs Amir to come good

    Mohammad Amir can still become the best bowler in the world despite serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing, Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's Test captain, opined on Monday (June 27).

  • Khaleda Zia

    Barapukuria graft: Khaleda asked to appear before court July 24

    A Dhaka court asks BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 10 others to appear before it on July 24 in connection with the Barapukuria coalmine corruption case.

  • 2 Bangladesh Bank brasses under graft radar

    An inquiry has been launched against two executive directors of Bangladesh Bank for their alleged involvement in corruption and misappropriating money.

  • Graft case: Court accepts Khaleda’s time petition

    A Dhaka court adjourns the hearing of trial proceedings till June 23 in Zia Charitable Trust graft case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others.

  • Khaleda appeals to SC for staying graft trial

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia files two separate appeals with the Supreme Court for staying the trial proceedings of Zia Charitable Trust corruption case against her.

  • 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.