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Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, addresses media after Income Tax department officials left his residence, in New Delhi. The IT department visited the premises of Vadra to record his statement in connection with a 'benami' assets case.

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Jaya arrested from her Poes Garden residence in Chennai on Dec 7, 1996

A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Macri if you have any dignity, resign," during a protest against President Mauricio Macri outside the government in Buenos Aires..

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Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office Secretary-General Seehanart Prayoonrat speaks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok,. Authorities in Thailand are investigating 16 citizens with reported ties to offshore companies set up by a Panama-based law firm.

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President Mauricio Macri makes a statement at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's President Mauricio Macri gives a statement at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Anti-fraud activists chant slogans while blocking entrances at Societe Generale's Paris headquarters as part of a protest accusing the French bank of ties to the so-called "Panama Papers" in Paris.

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Anti-fraud activists put stickers on ATM cash machine in the entrance hall while blocking entrances at Societe Generale's Paris headquarters as part of a protest accusing the French bank of ties to the so-called "Panama Papers" in Paris.

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Media surrounds Bjorn Wahlroos, the Chairman of the Board of Nordea, with questions about the so called "Panama Papers" in connection with Nordea as he arrives to the general meeting of the Finnish bio and forest industries company UPM in Helsinki, Finland.

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Panama's Cabinet Chief Alvaro Aleman, right, and Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Hincapie give a press conference regarding the "panama papers" in Panama City.

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A potted plant is placed at the entrance of the regional head office of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies, in Hong Kong.

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People walk past the Arango Orillac Building which lists the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City.

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A marquee of the Arango Orillac Building lists the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and AK Antony addressing a press meet at the party office after appearing in Patiala House Courts.

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi talks to newsmen, after attending a hearing in National Herald Case, at party office.

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Congress leader, Kripashankar Singh leaves from session court after being granted a bail in the disproportionate assets case, in Mumbai.

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AIADMK supporters celebrating after party chief J. Jayalalitha was cleared of corruption charges by Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case, at her residence in Chennai.

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The wave File picture of Jayalalitha after her release from prison in October 2014

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AIADMK supporters celebrating after party chief J. Jayalalitha was cleared of corruption charges by Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case, at her residence in Chennai.

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Jayalalithaa acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case that came as a huge relief to the AIADMK chief that will enable her stage a political comeback and return to the Chief Minister's post.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, briefly loses his balance as he walks back after addressing the media outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi. The Centre placed a list of names of 627 Indian account holders in HSBC bank, Geneva in blackmoney case before the Supreme Court which asked SIT to go through the list and take appropriate action in accordance with law.

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Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, center, addresses the media outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi. The Centre placed a list of names of 627 Indian account holders in HSBC bank, Geneva in blackmoney case before the Supreme Court which asked SIT to go through the list and take appropriate action in accordance with law.

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Radha Timblo, director of Timblo Private Ltd who has been named in the affidavit filed by the Centre in the Black money case, talking to the media in Panaji.

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Former Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal showing the list of those who have bank accounts in foreign banks at a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Combo image: The government disclosed before the Supreme Court eight more names including that of Pradip Burman, one of Dabur India promoters, a bullion trader and Goa miners against whom it has started prosecution for allegedly stashing blackmoney in foreign banks. Rajkot-based bullion trader Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhya and Goa-based mining company Timblo Private Limited and its five Directors were among the names that figured in the list which was filed in the Supreme Court by the government.

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AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha arrives at her residence after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai

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AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa suporters hold the photo and showing the tattoo of their leader as they wait for her release from Central Jail in Bengaluru. Jayalalithaa was sentenced 4 yeras in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

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Policemen use force to disperse supporters of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa as their leader drives past in a car upon release from a prison in Bengaluru

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Supporters wave to AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa leaves from the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Jayalalithaa was sentenced 4 years in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai

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Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha waves to supporters as she travels in car after being released from prison in Bengaluru.

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AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha leaves the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru.

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AIADMK leader J Jayalalitha leaves the Central jail after her release on bail granted by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru. Jayalalitha was sentenced 4 yeras in jail in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

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AIADMK supporters pour milk over the portrait of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court at AIADMK Headquarters, in Chennai.

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Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, in Chennai.

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AIADMK Party workers pour milk on the statue of party founder M G Ramachandran after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha at the party's headquarters in Chennai.

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Supporters of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, at AIADMK Headquarters, in Chennai.

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A supporter pours milk over a portrait of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalitha, as he celebrates with others the news of bail being granted to her, outside their party office in Chennai.

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Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, near the Central jail, in Bengaluru.

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Jayalalitha's supporters celebrate after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court, in Bengaluru .

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File: In a major relief to jailed AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court granted her bail in a disproportionate assets case in which she was sentenced to four-year jail term.

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ADMK's Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development SP Velumani along with supporters perform a worship in Perur Patteshwaran Temple for the bail and quick release of J Jayalalithaa in Coimbatore

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Supporters light lamps at Amman Temple to protest against AIADMK chief J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets in Coimbatore

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ADMK lawyers and supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalitha protesting in front of the Court against her conviction in disproportionate assets case, in Coimbatore

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The chorus in lament For a one-leader party, a sense of bereavement is natural

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AIADMK supporters protest against the AIADMK chief Supremo J Jayalalitha's conviction in a disproportionate assets case by Bangalore court, in Coimbatore

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Supporters of AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa hold her posters as they sit on a fast in protest against her conviction in a disproportionate assets case by a court, in Chennai

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Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha, right, is seen through the glass of a car as she comes out of her house in Chennai. Jayalalitha has been convicted for 4 years in jail, 100 Cr fine and barred from polls for 10 Years. Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha convicted the 66-year-old AIADMK Chief in a case of owning assets to the tune Rs 66,65 crores disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-96 when she was chief minister for the first time.

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Combo image: From left, members of AIADMK stamp on a poster and burn the effigy of DMK chief K Karunanidhi during a protest following a Bangalore Special Court pronouncing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha guilty in a disproportionate assets case, in Coimbatore.

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File: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court, a verdict that raises questions over her continuance on the post.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaving her residence to appear before a Bangalore Special Court in connection with the verdict in a disproportionate assets case against her, in Chennai.

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Narendra Modi's assets.

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Jaganmohan Reddy, YSR Cong Illegal assets case. Out on bail.

YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy greets his supporters after he was released from the Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad. Reddy was granted bail in the disproportionate assets case against him.

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YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy greets his supporters after he was released from the Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad. Reddy was granted bail in the disproportionate assets case against him.

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File: YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy at Parliament House in New Delhi in August 2011. A special CBI court granted conditional bail to Reddy in the disproportionate assets case against him.

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Family man The disproportionate assets case against Mulayam was filed in 2005

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The Joshis An I-T raid at the IAS couple’s house threw up disproportionate assets

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YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy comes out of Chanchalguda Jail to appear in a special CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him.

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Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who was removed as Inspector General of Registration in the wake of his ordering a probe into all the land dealings of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, in four districts of Haryana, has hit back at the government saying it was "grossly unfair to punish him for being upright and exposing the scams".

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BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at her residence in Lucknow after the Supreme Court quashed a CBI probe against her in a disproportionate asset case.

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YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy's mother Vijayalakshmi and wife Bharati come out of Chanchalguda jail after meeting him to discuss Presidential election, in Hyderabad.

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BCCI President N. Srinivasan, who is also the India Cements Managing Director, after appearing before the CBI in Hyderabad in connection with YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's illegal wealth case.

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Y.S.R. Congress party MP Jagan Mohan Reddy arrives at Chanchalguda Jail after appearing before a CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.

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Y.S.R. Congress party MP Jagan Mohan Reddy comes out of Chanchalguda Jail to appear before a CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.

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Y.S.R. Congress party MP Jagan Mohan Reddy arrives at Chanchalguda Jail after appearing before a CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.

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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers accompany YSR Congress party leader Jagan Mohan Reddy, center, as they take him away from central prison for questioning in Hyderabad. Jagan was arrested in a disproportionate assets case on May 27, 2012.

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YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's wife Bharathi outside the Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad on Friday. Bharathi was not allowed by the prison authorities to meet her husband who has been jailed in disproportionate assets case.

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Gathering waves Jagan faces the media after a round of CBI questioning

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YSR Congress chief and MP, Jagan Mohan Reddy being taken to Chanchalguda central prison after he was produced in a CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with a disproportionate assets case. Reddy was remanded in judicial custody for two weeks till June 11 by the court.

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YSR Congress chief MP Jagan Mohan Reddy being brought to Chanchalguda Central Prison after he was produced in a CBI court in Hyderabad in connection with a disproportionate assets case. Reddy was remanded in judicial custody for two weeks till June 11 by the court.

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MLA Vijayalakshmi along with family members and supporters staging a protest against the arrest of her son and YS Congress YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in Hyderabad.

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YSR Congress party Chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy leaves from his residence for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Hyderabad in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case.

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Mother Vijaya Lakshmi and other family members of YSR Congress party Chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy staging a protest outside the CBI office in Hyderabad.

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YSR President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy being greeted by his mother at their residence in Hyderabad on Friday. Reddy was quizzed by the CBI Enquiry in connection with disproportionate assets case.

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RAF personnel deployed outside a guest house where YSR Congress President Jagan Mohan Reddy appeared before the CBI officials in Hyderabad In connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case against him.

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V. Vijay Sai Reddy after a Special Court granted him bail in the illegal assets case in Hyderabad.

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Man in the net Kripa Shankar Singh

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha coming to her residence after attending the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises, as supporters celebrate their Civic Polls Victory in the State, in Chennai.

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Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha leaves after attending the special court at the Parappan Agrahara jail premises in Bangalore

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Boat rocker The late T.P. Sundararajan

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Keepers Of The Gate Policemen provide security to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

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Police reviewing security at the temple

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The Padmanabhaswamy temple complex

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Devotees leave the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum. A vast treasure trove revealed in recent days has instantly turned the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple into one of the wealthiest religious institutions in India.

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A police officer stands guard outside the the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A vast treasure trove of gold coins, jewels and precious stones unearthed at the lightly guarded Hindu temple was expected to grow further in value as the last two secret vaults sealed for nearly 150 years were opened. The government has increased security since the treasure's discovery in recent days, which has instantly turned the temple into one of the wealthiest religious institutions in the country.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev addressing a media conference during which his aide Balkrishna (L) announced the assets of his trusts, at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

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Finally, the Supreme Court judges relented, under sustained pressure by the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms, and agreed to put their asset declarations on the Supreme Court website as a welcome first step towards transparency and accountability. A tribute to the power of public opinion. We did not see celebrations as in the picture, which was witnessed on May 2006 after the election results, but the event was a watershed and deserving of bursting more than a cracker or two.

Corruption in higher judiciary remained in news through the year. Finally, a petition seeking impeachment proceedings against beleaguered Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran was moved by as many as 76 Rajya Sabha members.

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