Philippines Mired In Worst ‘Plunder’ Scandal, Aquino Battles ‘Pork’ Claims

Philippine law has an all-purpose word to describe the massive theft of public funds: “plundering.”
The anti-plunder law, passed in the aftermath of the demise of the long-ruling Ferdinand Marcos in the People Power revolution of 1986, seemed like the most appropriate term to cover the looting of public money by Marcos, his wife Imelda and [...]

Satyam scandal: SEBI order will not be easy to implement

The SEBI order on Satyam Computers passed on for disgorgement of wrongful gains and insider trading has raised several issues. The market regulator has directed the erstwhile top management, comprising B Ramalinga Raju and four others, to return unlawful gains of ₹1,849 crore within 45 days, with 12 per cent interest from January 7, 2009, [...]

Scandal that rocked Nagin administration comes to end

A scandal that galvanized New Orleanians in summer 2008 and cast a long shadow over then-Mayor Ray Nagin

IRS scandal: Lois Lerner

The evidence of IRS corruption just keeps piling up.
At what most expected to be a relatively routine House oversight committee hearing on Wednesday, there was yet another IRS bombshell.
On April 9, 2013, just days after seeing the draft Treasury Inspector General Report that revealed the IRS

Vodafone Tax Scandal In India

Supreme Court of India has decided to hear a PIL over Vodafone India Tax Dispute, filed by a senior counsel Biswajit Bhattacharyya, on July 1. The Public Interest Litigation seeks directions to the government to discharge its statutory obligation by recovering Rs. 20,000 crore tax dues from telecom giant Vodafone.
A bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen [...]

Academic Scandal Shakes Japan

In a professional world dominated by middle-aged men, Haruko Obokata stood out. Ms. Obokata, 31, led a research unit for cellular programming at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology. In January she stunned Japan

Scandal of urgent breast cancer referral delays

The number of urgent cases being seen by a breast cancer specialist within a two-week target in Northern Ireland has dropped by 20% in a month, shock figures have revealed. Health Minister Edwin Poots has branded as “unacceptable” that in March 2014 just over 50% of women with a ‘red flag’ referral by a GP [...]

Nielsen ratings scandal widens; Univision executive implicated

Nielsen has widened its investigation into a ratings scandal in Los Angeles and uncovered evidence that a Univision Communications radio executive allegedly has been manipulating the ratings. On Monday, the measurement giant confirmed that the Los Angeles ratings scandal was larger than the company first thought. Last week, Nielsen sought to downplay the incident by [...]

Bridge scandal: Christie’s lawyers billed taxpayers $2.16M

Lawyers hired by Gov. Chris Christie to investigate the George Washington Bridge scandal billed state taxpayers $2.16 million in February, according to an invoice released today by the state attorney general. Combined with an earlier invoice from January, the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has now billed $3.26 million for its first few weeks [...]

VA scandal grows wider in Midwest

VA health care facilities in the Kansas City area and Wichita have become part of a widening investigation into patient waiting lists by the Department of Veterans Affairs

Hillary Clinton looks beyond Lewinsky scandal

(Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential contender, said she has “moved on” from the scandal surrounding her husband President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
“I think everybody needs to look to the future,” Clinton said in an interview with People magazine released on Wednesday.
The interview came ahead of the [...]

Scandal’ Creator Shonda Rhimes to Host Barack Obama at L.A. Fundraiser

Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes will host President Barack Obama at her Los Angeles home on July 23 to raise money for the Democratic National Convention, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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Cops nabbed in latest India gang-rape scandal

Authorities in northern India said Thursday that they have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree, sparking renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country.
Villagers found the girls’ bodies hanging from the tree Wednesday morning, hours after they [...]

‘Scandal’ producer addresses Dartmouth graduates

Dartmouth College graduates are hearing from the creative force behind ABC’s ‘Scandal’ and several other television shows at their commencement ceremony Sunday.
Shonda Rhimes, a 1991 Dartmouth graduate, is a Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy nominee who also was executive producer of the medical dramas ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and’ Private Practice.’ She has been named to [...]

Affair with Clinton was consensual: Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down the then US president, says her boss took advantage of her, but the affair was consensual. Saying “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress”, she breaks her silence over the affair in the 1990s with an unmistakable [...]

National Conference oppose inquiry into snooping scandal

The issue of enquiry into the snooping scandal allegedly involving BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi ran into trouble on Sunday with two UPA constituents - NCP and National Conference - opposing the move to appoint a judge in the “dying hours” of the government.
Congress, however, declared that there was “no compromise” as the issue involved [...]

Snooping Scandal: Gloves are off as BJP says it will reciprocate

As the war of words on Snoopgate inquiry intensified, BJP today accused Congress of laying down an “agenda of confrontation” and suggested that it will be “reciprocated” once the saffron party comes to power.
Attacking the Congress-led UP government, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the “Shah Alams” are failing to realise the limits of their jurisdiction, [...]

SC reserves order on Mudgal probe panel

India’s Supreme Court has on Tuesday reserved the order on the constitution of the Justice Mukul Mudgal probe committee into allegations of betting and fixing that surfaced in IPL 6, following the BCCI’s opposition to the probe. The apex court was expected to expand the probe panel’s terms of reference, empowering it with investigative machinery [...]

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not favour the probe panel proposed by the Indian cricket board and asked Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee if it would investigate the IPL’s betting and spot fixing scandal last year. The apex court bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik asked Justice Mudgal to confirm on April 29 whether he [...]

BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC

The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board’s headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon.
Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel and Ravi Shastri will be part [...]

BCCI to conduct Emergent Working Committee meeting

Heeding to the demands of some affiliated state units, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to convene an Emergent Working Committee meeting here on April 20 to take stock of the developments relating to the case before the Supreme Court regarding Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal.
“BCCI Working [...]

In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress Shakes Off Ponzi Scandal

KOLKATA, India — On Saturday, the last day of campaigning for the final phase of parliamentary elections in India, tiny auto-rickshaws adorned with the red flags of the Communist Party trudged their way through the streets of the southern part of the capital of West Bengal.
From inside the vehicles, party workers exhorted middle-class voters to [...]

IPL scandal

Suspended President of Board of cricket control of India, N Srinivasan has filed affidavit in the Supreme Court asking why he was suspended from the post of president in the IPL match fixing and betting held during the year 2013.
N Srinivasan filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday requesting the learned court to [...]

IPL 6 betting scandal: Aditya Verma calls for CBI inquiry

Alleging a nexus between the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) and all the accused in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 6 betting scandal, the unrecognised Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) chief Aditya Verma has demanded a CBI or NIA inquiry into the scam.
Verma, who took the IPL betting scandal to the Supreme Court which led to [...]

Scandals dog top aide to India’s would-be PM Modi

Narendra Modi, the hardline Hindu nationalist leading the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into elections this week, first met former stockbroker Amit Shah in the 1980s when both of them were volunteers.
Over the years, Shah, a portly and bearded 50-year-old, has become his closest confidante and key political manager. He is widely expected to take [...]

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