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Graft Cases Against Khaleda

Defence foils hearing again

A prosecution witness in two corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia failed to give his testimony in court for the third time yesterday due to clamour by the defence lawyers over rejection of four of their petitions. Harun-ur-Rashid, deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), also complainant of the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable trusts graft cases, appeared before the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka but the court was forced to adjourn recording his statement only 15 minutes later,...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

11 Ctg Wasa staff suspended

11 Ctg Wasa staff suspended

Eleven officials and employees of Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) have been suspended on charges of corruption and irregularities. The suspended staff are: Ashique Mahmud Choudhury, an assistant engineer, Shahidul Islam, a sub-assistant engineer, Abdur Rahim, an overseer, drivers -- Altaf Ali, Abdur Rab, Md Shahjamal and Amanat Khan and helpers --Md...

China jails top official over bribes

China jails top official over bribes

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, has been jailed for life in China for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, state media report. Liu was the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) deputy head until he was sacked in August 2013. The court in Langfang found him guilty of accepting about 35.6m yuan (£3.5m;...

ACC in ‘jihad’ against corruption, says commissioner

ACC in ‘jihad’ against corruption, says commissioner

Acting chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) M Shahabuddin today said the commission has declared ‘jihad’ (vigorous campaign for a cause) against pervasive corruption in the country. “We announce our solidarity with the anti-corruption movement that continues globally…we have declared ‘jihad’ against corruption,” he said at a human chain programme in the capital. The ACC...

ACC grills 4 Krishi Bank officials over embezzlement

ACC grills 4 Krishi Bank officials over embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today interrogated four senior officials of the state-run Bangladesh Krishi Bank for allegedly misappropriating Tk 152 crore through loan scam. The scam took place in 2010. The officials concealed information of CIB (Credit Information Bureau) report while sanctioning the loan to Wahidur Rahman, a restaurant businessman at Dilu Road in...

BITTER TRUTH

ACC's futile battle against corruption

ACC's futile battle against corruption

IN Bangladesh, charges of impropriety are routinely labeled against a political party after it quits power. In the recent past, scary reports about corruption scandals, financial irregularities and swindling of public money in the most important sectors under different ministries were published in the national dailies. Since its inception, the now defunct Bureau of...

China arrests ex-security chief for corruption

China arrests ex-security chief for corruption

Chinese authorities have arrested former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang and expelled him from the ruling Communist Party, accusing him of crimes ranging from accepting bribes to leaking state secrets and setting the stage for his trial. Zhou, 71, is by far the highest-profile figure caught up in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on corruption. He...

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Bangladesh's CPI ranking dips

BANGLADESH has descended on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from its earlier rank at 16th to 14th this year. Based on Berlin-based international anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI)'s global survey, scoring 25, which is 2 points less than last year's 27, Bangladesh is now the 145th most corrupt nation among 177 countries of the world.   Seeing that Bangladesh had been performing better since it reached its nadir on the CPI index between 2001 and 2005, there is reason to...

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2014

Bangladesh slides: Why?

Bangladesh slides: Why?

ACCORDING to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2014 released by Transparency International (TI) on December 3 Bangladesh's position has worsened in both score and ranking. Bangladesh has scored 25 on a scale of 0-100 this year, two points less than its score in 2013, resulting in a slide of nine steps in global...

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