Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Donations

Indians donated Rs 23,700 cr in 2020-21. Middle class gave most, faith groups got most, study says

'Beggars' got second-highest donations at Rs 12,900 crore, says study by global research firm Kantar and Ashoka University. Donations to non-religious groups came third.

Shiv Sena is in power, yet its 2019-20 donations are 20% less than what it got as BJP ally

Shiv Sena got Rs 105.64 cr through donations in 2019-20, while the previous year it received Rs 130.96 cr. BJP saw its earnings rise marginally — to Rs 785.77 cr from Rs 741.98 cr.

‘Don’t donate silver bricks’, Ram Mandir trust tells donors as bank lockers run out of space

Ram Mandir trust members say they have received more than 400 kg of silver bricks so far, and cash donations of over Rs 1,600 crore.

Kapil Sibal donated Rs 3 cr to Congress in 2019-20, Sonia Gandhi Rs 50,000 & Rahul Rs 54,000

Congress has declared to EC that it received Rs 139 crore in 2019-20, of which Rs 31 crore came from Prudent Electoral Trust, backed by Bharti Airtel.

Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP got Rs 185 crore in donations since 2012 — 75% from outside Delhi

AAP fortunes have fluctuated in past 7 years, with the party receiving a high of Rs 54.14 cr as donations in 2014-15 and a low of Rs 2.02 cr in 2012-13.

Now we know who is behind the massive funding gap between BJP and Congress: the corporates

BJP’s rise in capturing more than 80 per cent of total donations and Congress’s decline are linked to how they tapped corporate money.

Modi says Opposition has money power, but BJP earned double that of Congress since 2013

Between 2013 and 2018, BJP’s total declared income was Rs 4,276 crore. Comparatively, the Congress reported an income of Rs 1,877 crore.

BJP received 13 times more political donations than other 6 national parties combined

Of Rs 469.89 crore in donations above Rs 20,000 in 2017-18, BJP got Rs 437.04 crore and the remaining six managed a mere Rs 32.83 crore.

Twitter users raise Rs 24 lakh for family of deceased Delhi sewage worker

Donation began after a photo of the 37-year-old worker’s son next to his corpse was widely shared on Twitter.

2 Supreme Court judges perform on stage to raise funds for Kerala flood victims

Singer Mohit Chauhan croons a number songs as Justices Kurian Joseph and K.M. Joseph sing solos in Hindi, English and Malayalam.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.