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Until 2016, India was on course to break into soft power group of 30 nations. Then it fell

It is systemic issues like corruption, poverty, inequality, gender inequality, and pollution that weigh on global perceptions of India.
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Albert Pinto continues to be angry in 2019, thanks to uncaring govt & ruthless society

Manav Kaul’s Pinto channelises the anger of a society where electricity is yet to reach villages but alcohol and flesh trade are a reality.

Yeddyurappa diaries: Time for Supreme Court to clearly note what constitutes evidence

In the 1991 Jain brothers hawala case, the Supreme Court had said that corroborating evidence is a must to convict the person named in the diaries.
PM Modi (L) with Amit Shah and other BJP leaders at the BJP National convention in New Delhi

BJP’s promise vs delivery — it’s a mixed bag for Modi govt on black money, jobs & more

Although Modi govt scores high in terms of launching promised schemes, when it comes to implementation, the track record has been middling.
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India Inc facing cost overrun to comply with Modi govt’s push to curb corruption

Compliance and regulatory scrutiny ranked as the biggest challenge, up from fourth position two years ago, according to a survey of India’s 100 top executives of mid- to large-sized companies.
File image of Robert Vadra arriving to appear before ED | Arun Sharma/PTI

BJP backroom boys must go beyond Vadra to scale up anti-corruption mood before election

The general perception that the Congress’ first family greatly benefitted from corruption will have a great impact in the coming months.
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With Michel and Mallya, Modi’s Big Four target before 2019 elections has got a flying start

Narendra Modi is leveraging India’s weight and presence abroad in bringing several absconders to justice.
Frequent and random checks on goods are also hurting the transporters (Representational image)

Nothing easy about GST’s e-way bill, it’s fickle & breeds corruption, truckers complain

Frequent changes and increasing compliance requirements in e-way bill, along with alleged corruption and rent seeking, troubling transporters.
Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering with PM Narendra Modi

What can the kingdom of Bhutan teach us about fighting corruption

Bhutan can provide original approaches in dealing with anti-corruption policies.
Nawaz Sharif with daughter Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Supreme Court rejects appeal against suspension of Nawaz Sharif’s sentences

A 5-member bench led by CJP Saqib Nisar upheld the Islamabad High Court's verdict to set free Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in the Avenfield corruption case.

On Camera

Akshay Kumar's interview of PM Modi | Twitter

The ‘apolitical’ interview between PM Modi & Akshay Kumar was more than just about mangoes

Anyone who believes there can be an ‘apolitical’ interview with the PM right in the middle of Lok Sabha elections knows nothing about Modi.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.