Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Donations

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.

Kerala may have to wait until June 2019 for full flood financial package

According to existing guidelines on disaster relief funds, the centre releases the amount in each financial year in two instalments in June and December.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.