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Jubo League Dhaka South president Samrat arrested

Dhaka, Oct 6 – The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested AL youth associate, Jubo League’s Dhaka South unit President Ismail Hossain Samrat and his associate Arman in Comilla on early Sunday. Lt Col Sarwar Bin Kashem, director, legal and media wing of Rab, said they arrested the duo from Chauddagram Upazila around 5 am “on a specific allegation”. Read More »

No difference between taking bribe and begging: ACC chief

Dhaka  – Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday said there is no difference between taking bribe and begging.“Those taking bribe and thinking that no one will know about it are living in a fool’s paradise. There’s no difference between begging and taking bribes,” he said. The chairman made the remarks while addressing a training progamme participated ... Read More »

Sacking of two BCL leaders show the level of corruption: BNP

Dhaka, Sept 15 – Opposition BNP is happy with taking action president and secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League, (BCL), the student wing of the ruling Awami League, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. “The dropping of Chhatra League president and secretary proved as to how much corruption is going on and where it reached. This is only case ... Read More »

Privatisation increases corruption

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul 23 2019 (IPS) – International financial institutions (IFIs) have typically imposed wide-ranging policy reforms – called ‘conditionalities’ – in exchange for country governments to secure access to financial assistance. Read More »

34 officials found involved in Nuke plant graft: report

Dhaka, July 24 (UNB) – Two probe committees have found the involvement of 34 government officials in graft while purchasing furniture and other household items for Green City housing project under Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Project in Pabna and recommenced action against them. Thirty of the officials are from the Housing and Public Works Ministry while the remaining four ... Read More »

Anti-graft body Director Basir held over bribery

Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested its suspended Director Khandaker Enamul Basir over the Tk 40-lakh bribery scandal. A team of the national anti-graft body picked him up from his Darus Salam residence in the city around 10:15pm on Monday, said ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. He said Basir will be kept at ... Read More »

Corruption perception: No way to treat differently: Quader

Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) – Apparently disapproving of ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood’s comments that corruption committed in good faith is not an offence as per the law, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said they will treat corruption as corruption. “We’ll judge corruption as corruption. There’s no other way to treat it,” he said while talking to ... Read More »

Anti-graft body concede wrong accusing Jaha Alam for graft

Dhaka, July 11 – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday acknowledged that it was the wrong of its investigation officers who identified Jaha Alam as Abu Salek, the real accused of 26 cases on charges of misappropriating Tk 18.5 crore from Sonali Bank. In its internal investigation report over Jaha Alam identity mess-up incident, the ACC probe body also alleged ... Read More »

HC orders death row convict Nur Hossain’s graft case trial

Dhaka, July 10 – The High Court yesterday cancelled a lower court verdict that exonerated Nur Hossain, a death-row convict in Narayanganj seven-murder case, from a corruption case. The HC also directed the lower court to finish the trial of the corruption case against Nur Hossain in next six months. In response to a revision petition, the HC bench comprising ... Read More »

HC asks ACC to remove corrupt officials from the Anti-graft body

Dhaka, June 27 – Terming the corrupt officials as ‘cancerous element’ for the society,Bangladesh, HC asks, ACC, to remove, corrupt officials, from, Anti-graft body, It also observed that no corrupt official could remain in the Anti-Corruption Commission as the commission has to work with sincerity and transparency to eradicate corruption from the country. “ACC is an independent body. We want ... Read More »

Anti-graft body finds proof its director Basir took bribes

Dhaka, June 26 – After getting preliminary evidence of bribery allegations, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday sent a letter to the department of immigration so that its suspended director Enamul Basir could not leave the country. ACC director Sheikh Md Fanafillah, who is currently investigating the bribery allegations of taking Tk 40 lakh by its suspended director Enamul Basir from ... Read More »

Integrity not practiced properly for lack of will: TIB

Dhaka, June 23 – Exercise of integrity is not done properly due to lack of political willingness which creates obstacles to prevent corruption, the establishment of good governance and accountability. Despite hiking allowances and salaries of the public servants—but corruption is not reduced at the expected level. The transparency international Bangladesh (TIB) disclosed this while releasing a research report on ... Read More »

Police HQ forms committee to probe DIG Mizan’s graft allegations

Dhaka, June 18 – Police Headquarters have formed a three members committee to investigate allegations of graft and submit a probe report in a case filed against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman. Confirming the matter, Assistant Inspector General of Police (Media & Public Relations) Sohel Rana said that further measures will be taken after the probe report has been ... Read More »

Public perception of graft by ACC staff not fully false: PM

Dhaka, Jun 12 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the public perception that many Anti-Corruption Commission staff are involved in corruption is not fully false. “All (ACC staff) are not innocent. No one can guarantee that all are 100 percent honest,” the Prime Minister told parliament in reply to a supplementary question of ruling Awami League MP ... Read More »