Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: Lokpal

Modi govt sacks MD of bullet train company after Lokpal seeks CBI probe into ‘corruption’

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited MD Satish Agnihotri appointed in June 2021. Rajendra Prasad, director (projects) at the NHSRCL, to take additional charge as MD.

Complaint not in right format? No problem, Lokpal will scrutinise it to spot genuine grievances

In 2021-22, of the 4,244 complaints received (till Feb 2022) by Lokpal, only 128 were in prescribed format. But since Jan 2022, 669 wrong-format complaints have been dealt with or disposed of.

More than Wang Yi’s remark, India should worry about the proposal for a new island nations’ forum

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3 years since launch, Lokpal is a non-starter. Complaints dry up, questions rise over intent

From ex-judge who resigned from Lokpal to former members of Anna Hazare movement, many say corruption watchdog set up in 2019 is 'toothless' — and this may have been the intention.

You can now file corruption complaints online with Lokpal

Justice Ghose inaugurated the digital platform LokpalOnline, which can be accessed by citizens of the country and complaints can be filed from anywhere, anytime at lokpalonline.gov.in.

Lokpal gets Rs 40 crore in Budget 2021 to meet establishment, construction costs

The Lokpal was given Rs 74.7 crore for the ongoing fiscal, which ends in March. This has now been revised to Rs 29.67 crore for 2020-21.

Lokpal member AK Tripathi, who tested Covid-19 positive last month, dies of cardiac arrest

Former chief justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court was admitted in AIIMS Trauma Centre since the first week of April and was moved to ventilator for last three days.

Lokpal office to move out of 5-star hotel and into permanent residence in Delhi

Lokpal will be relocated to the former International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution building after months of working out of the Rs 50,000-a-month accommodation.

Lokpal junks 480 complaints urging complainants to stick to corruption-related matters

The complaints that were disposed off did not fall within the mandate of the Lokpal, and complainants were informed accordingly, said an official.

IAS officer Dilip Kumar appointed OSD to become the first bureaucrat in Lokpal

He has been appointed for a period of six months on additional charge basis or till a new incumbent joins the post.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addresses a press conference upon the upcoming Air Force day parade at Akash Officers Mess in New Delhi on Tuesday. ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

Mirages, MiG 29s, Jaguars to be phased out by 2035, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

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.