Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicAnti-corruption bill

Topic: Anti-corruption bill

7 politicians with corruption charges CBI and ED won’t raid

The Modi government’s selective pursuit of justice against corruption is a witch-hunt.

Lokpal would have prevented Rafale scam, says Anna Hazare before announcing hunger strike

The veteran anti-graft leader slammed the Centre saying he felt the country was in danger of slipping towards autocracy.

With anti-corruption law amended, bureaucrats can no longer shirk decision-making

Enforcement agencies will have a more effective framework based on which they can go after offenders.

Prevention of corruption law amended to protect bankers & former bureaucrats

The law will now penalise bribe-givers as well, unless they have done so under duress and file a complaint within seven days of the incident.

Why the anti-corruption bill has drawn so much criticism

Critics say the proposed amendments will only end up helping the corrupt rather than punishing them.

We, the thieving people

If the idea of Jan Lokpal bill is to take away discretion, and strike terror in the hearts of bad guys, it does that very effectively. Except, many innocent Indians will likely live in that fear too.

On Camera


How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.