Thursday, 26 May, 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

YourTurn

Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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