Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Corruption

Five factors that will decide who wins the battle for Karnataka

From Siddaramaiah’s sub-nationalism to BJP’s Hindutva gambit, these five factors will decide whether Congress will retain its biggest state or BJP will return to power in the...

Less than 10% of people in UP & Punjab are satisfied with their police force

According to a Common Cause-CSDS report, just 8% of people in UP and 9% in Punjab find performance and perception if police satisfactory. Himachal & Haryana top the list with 71%.

Government officials facing corruption charges won’t get passports

The competent authority can, however, take a view wherein foreign travel is necessitated due to urgent situations like medical emergencies.

Congress attacks BJP on scams and corruption, brings out special booklet

Congress claims BJP’s policy of ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ has turned into‘zero tolerance for accountability on corruption’.

Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in second fodder scam case, sentencing on 3 Jan

The conviction of Lalu Prasad Yadav in second fodder scam case is a big blow to the RJD which is struggling to recover from losing power in Bihar

Talk Point: GST anti-profiteering body may increase corruption, red tape

The anti-profiteering body does have a good chance of becoming another bureaucratic layer which needs to be bribed to keep your restaurant/business running

Top defence finance official & husband accused of bending rules to get govt contract

Ex-MP complains to defence ministry and PMO about ‘corruption at the highest level’, alleges official used her influence to get the contract for husband.

Talk Point: The direct beneficiaries of demonetisation are the poor

We have to understand demonetisation in the right perspective. The reason why the Honourable Prime Minister took this call was deep-rooted corruption, the complete anonymity about black money wherein nobody knew who is hoarding cash.

Talk Point: Demonetisation was a passion play by PM, there was no cost-benefit analysis

One year later, it is clear that the economic upside to demonetisation—if there is one—is a long-term proposition. How the government is going to ensure long-term gains is still unclear.

Talk Point: Demonetisation hasn’t even attacked 1 per cent of the black money

Exactly a year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ambitious but enormously disruptive decision to invalidate Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, ostensibly...

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.