Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: transparency

India ranks 85th in corruption index, Transparency report flags concern over democratic status

India’s rank improved by one place from 86th in 2020. However, the anti-corruption watchdog raised concern over 'decay' in fundamental freedoms & institutional checks and balances.

Why are readers’ editors important? Veteran journalists explain at IIC webinar

Organised in collaboration with The Media Foundation, a nonprofit chaired by veteran journalist Harish Khare, the webinar was centred on the subject ‘The Readers’ Editor: Regaining the Trust’.

5 reasons why BJP govt’s transparency claims must be questioned

Constant attempts to subvert the transparency regime appear to expose the real intent of the BJP government.

The Modi govt’s plan to introduce electoral bonds set to face a legal test

NGO to file a PIL in apex court, says the scheme will only increase the opacity around electoral funding

On Camera


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.