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CBI raids Delhi civic body offices in birth certificate scam

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New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at North Delhi Municipal Corporation offices in connection with fraudulent issuance of birth certificates and recovered several incriminating documents.

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team conducted the raids following information that large scale fraud in issuance of birth certificates was going on at the sub-registrar office of North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

“It was alleged that birth certificates were being issued by the North Delhi Municipal officials in connivance with touts by using unique SDM order number of any genuine applicant and issuing several birth certificates under the same SDM order number,” a CBI official said.

It was also alleged that multiple birth certificates were being issued on the basis of hospital records of any genuine applicant. The central probe agency conducted raids at the office of registrar births and deaths, North Delhi Municipal Corporation office at Rajpur Road, Office of SDM Model town and headquarters of the civic body at Civic Centre in central Delhi.

“During searches, several instances were found that substantiated the allegations. The CBI team collected several incriminating documents and is further examining the matter.” said the official.

(With inputs from IANS)

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The United States Of America Drops Out Of Top 20 Corrupt Countries

For the 2018 index, 180 countries were surveyed. Denmark and New Zealand topped the list while Somalia, Syria, and South Sudan were at the bottom.

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A global anti-corruption watchdog says the United States has dropped four spots in its list of nations’ anti-corruption efforts and is now no longer listed in the top 20 for the first time.

Acting U.S. Representative at Transparency International, Zoe Reiter, calls a four point drop in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) a “red flag.”

She says it comes at a time when the U.S. is experiencing “threats to its system of checks and balances” and an “erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power.”

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“If this trend continues, it would indicate a serious corruption problem in a country that has taken a lead on the issue globally,” Reiter says.

The United States scored a 71 in the perceptions index after scoring 75 the previous year.

“The expert opinion captured by the CPI supports the deep concern over corruption in government reported by America in our 2017 survey. Both experts and the public believe the situation is getting worse,” Reiter said.

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Transparency International uses several criteria for measuring how well a country is fighting corruption, including checks and balances on political power, controls on conflicts of interest and private influence on government, and voter suppression.

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For the 2018 index, 180 countries were surveyed. Denmark and New Zealand topped the list while Somalia, Syria, and South Sudan were at the bottom. (VOA)