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Cabinet Lines Up Steps To Bell The Cat

IMPHAL, May 16: In a significant development aimed at curbing corruption in high places, a Cabinet Sub-Committee has been formed to record assets of SPF Ministers and MLAs of the ruling coalition. According to an informed source the Committee, headed by Revenue Minister Th Debendra, was constituted on... 

Corruption Still Incurable?

“Corruption is the enemy of development and good governance and we should seek systemic changes to deal with the issue” is what President Pratibha Patil urged the Government and Opposition in her Republic Day speech. Though corruption is not a unique Indian phenomenon, it is all-pervasive. Recently... 

Rishang Speaks Out Against Corruption

IMPHAL, Apr 20: While the Ministers, MLAs and bureaucrat officers are indulging in corruption, the underground groups are busy serving extortion notes to them, Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing has stated, while inaugurating a day-long discourse on ‘Impact of corruption and extortion on civil society’... 

EDITORIAL: Defending A Lost Cause

It is expected of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to come to the rescue of his fellow colleagues in Government, not only in the Congress but also in the parties which are partners in the UPA Government, whenever they find themselves at the receiving end of the Opposition parties, but there is... 

Talent And Potential Are Futile In India

Many young people have numerous talents and potentialities but due to some reasons they are unable to utilize their talents and potentials. One simple reason is that they are no utilizing their talents and potentialities in a meaningful way. The other reason is due to widely prevalence of corruption... 

Centre Banks On Special CBI Courts To Check Corruption

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: With tackling corruption high on its agenda, the Centre has written to all the chief ministers urging them to fast track the setting up and operationalisation of special courts in their states to try cases of corruption being investigated by the CBI. Against the backdrop of corruption... 

Mizoram Takes Steps To Ensure Accountability

A Model State in Mizoram. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 25: By empowering an independent committee to probe the graft charges against Ministers and even the Chief Minister, the Government of Mizoram has taken up some practical steps to ensure accountability in governance. Mizoram Chief Minister... 

Mutual Accountability & Ill Effects Of Extortion On Our Society

Genesis & Scope 1. By dictionary meaning extortion being a derivation from extort means to obtain by force, or other unfair means, blackmail, bully, coerce, exact and extract money or property inclusive. Under Common Law, extortion is a misdemeanor consisting of an unlawful taking of money by a Government... 

Sharing The Corruption Podium

It may border on the sadistic, but we cannot just wipe away that grin or smirk of ‘˜satisfaction’ from our faces when we hear, re-hear and retell the stories of the huge financial bungling or misappropriations in the preparations for the Common Wealth Games, 2010, the Adarsh Housing scandal,... 
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