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  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    TIB survey on Dhaka Wasa: Rampant graft, poor service

    Nearly 45 percent service seekers in the capital don’t get the desired amount of water from Dhaka Wasa, Transparency International Bangladesh said yesterday citing its survey.

  • Titas gas corruption

    Plagued by corruption

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has identified 22 sources of corruption plaguing the state-run Titas Gas for years.

  • Rajuk's 'absolute power corrupts absolutely'

    Rajuk's 'absolute power corrupts absolutely'

    British historian Lord Acton's 130-year-old observation that a person's sense of morality diminishes as his/her power increases is true

  • Maldives court orders arrest of ex-president over graft

    A court in the Maldives orders the arrest and detention of former president Abdulla Yameen on suspicion of money laundering.

  • Jaha Alam

    Jaha Alam released from jail

    Jaha Alam who was in jail for the last three years instead of the real accused in 26 corruption cases, is released from prison.

  • Questioning the role of parents

    As with global warming, Bangladesh has not contributed to the rise of global terrorism anymore than it has contributed to formulating or debating over the definition of “terrorism” itself. Nonetheless, the country is saddled with the spill-over consequences of this crisis, one being the rise of “posh” militants as apparent from the backgrounds of the Gulshan attackers who broke our traditional belief that the root of terrorism lies in poverty, poor education, and madrasas.

  • President Abdul Hamid

    Corrupt individuals must be punished: President

    President M Abdul Hamid asks the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to disseminate the warning message to all levels that corrupt individuals, whoever he or she may be, must get punishment.

  • fight corruption

    Greater enforcement of law needed to fight graft, fraud

    As many as 98 percent of the corporate professionals and businesspeople in Bangladesh believe there is a need for greater

  • Bangladesh performs better on Graft Index

    It is indeed good news that Bangladesh climbed two spots (index score is out of 100 where a higher score is better) in the global Corruption Perceptions Index 2017. Of course that's nothing to write home about since we scored 28 out of 100, where the global average is 43.

  • Corruption in police

    The comments of a deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at a recent police conference show the prevalence of corruption in the postings of officers-in-charge and sub-inspectors. According to the DC, prospective OCs have to pay amounts as high as Tk 30 lakh to Tk 1.5 crore for their postings. The amount of bribes for transfers of sub-inspector also goes into the lakhs.

  • BNP mulls second round of agitation

    The first spell of the BNP's agitation programmes over the jailing of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia came to an end yesterday with the

  • BNP sit-in

    BNP holds sit-in, demands Khaleda’s release

    BNP is holding a sit-in programme across the country demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case on Thursday.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    BNP self-proclaimed corrupt party: Obaidul

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says BNP is a “self-proclaimed corrupt party.”

  • Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman

    Corruption is anti-development

    Corruption is pervasive in Bangladesh, a key challenge against development and social transformation. Corruption is so deep and wide at both micro and micro levels that it threatens to become a way of life.

  • ‘Stay alert against corrupted elements in govt’

    Prime minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi calls upon all to stay alert against those in the government who propagate corruption.

  • Corruption

    Corruption, not rats broke down the dams

    We are surprised that even after three months since the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against 61 people for mismanagement and corruption in the construction of dams in the haor areas, the water and resources minister, at a recent dialogue, would remark that an onslaught of rats caused the damage.

  • Back to 'rat theory'

    Over three months after the Anti-Corruption Commission sued 61 people for mismanagement and corruption in the construction of

  • Corruption eating away relief for the public

    A report titled “World Food Security and Nutrition Situation-2017”, brought out jointly by a number of UN organisations, estimates that some 25 million Bangladeshis, mostly women and children, suffer from malnutrition.

  • Challenges ahead to reach 4 SDG targets

    Corruption, bribery, money laundering and human rights violation continue unabated in the country, posing serious challenges to the achievement of four targets of Sustainable Development Goal-16, Transparency International Bangladesh has said.

  • Anti-Corruption Commission

    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.

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