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Bribe-free Railways Minister in India’s expanded cabinet, The Foreign Desk

Bribe-free Railways Minister in India’s expanded cabinet

Suresh Prabhu, who has been made India’s new railways minister, is most famous for losing his job in 2002 as power minister in the last Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government because he was not collecting bribes for his Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena party. His party boss, the late Bal Thackeray, insisted that he was replaced by [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 10 November 2014 at 4:15 pm

India’s latest $2m corruption scandal is a very old scam, The Foreign Desk

India’s latest $2m corruption scandal is a very old scam

The latest corruption scandal to embroil India’s coalition government is scarcely a surprise. The nephew of Pawan Kumar Bansal (right), the railways minister, was to be paid Rs100m (about £1.2m) to fix a top Railways Board appointment. Such appointments have been fixed for decades, often financed with money from companies that later benefit, as was [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 6 May 2013 at 8:35 am

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