Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Corruption

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...

Talk Point: One should not hyper-analyse a particular shot fired in a war

Demonetisation was the first major formal recognition by the Government of India that the issue of black money needs to be tackled decisively. What has India gained and lost from demonetization and what are the lessons learnt?

A year of NaMo’s DeMo: All that we have achieved in the last 365 days

After the drama, we are now looking back not-so-fondly at demonetisation. We still have no answer to why there is a Rs 2,000 note and no Rs 1,000 note.

‘With Dhumal as CM face, Modi & Shah want to escape blame for BJP’s impending defeat’

Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh claims voters will reject BJP because of policies such as note ban and GST.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.