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04 Dec, 2014 8:56p.m.

Some good news for Indians - India's ranking in Corruption Perceptions Index by the Transparency International in 2014 has improved to 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year. Lower ranking means less corruption.

This is the first time in 18 years, India ranks as less corrupt than China which is now at 100th position down from 80 last year.

Denmark retained its position as the least corrupt country while North Korea and Somalia shared the last place.

In India's neighbourhood, China moved to 100th place, down from 80th last year, while Pakistan and Nepal were at 126th position. Bangladesh was 145th and Bhutan 30th in the ranking. Sri Lanka was ranked 85th with India. Afghanistan was at a bleak 172.

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