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Farmers badly hit by demonetisation, admits Agriculture Ministry -Sobhana K Nair

a rally in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, said that he used the “bitter medicine” of demonetisation to bring back money into the banking system and to give “proper treatment to deep-rooted Corruption system” in the country. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by Congress MP Veerappa Moily, was on Tuesday briefed on the impact of demonetisation by the Ministries of Agriculture, Labour and Employment, and Micro, S

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Food security does not equal good nutrition

-The Telegraph Corruption and traditional attitudes are major reasons why 196 million Indians are chronically undernourished One is what one eats. A study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization confirms that poor-quality diet poses a greater threat to public health across the world than malaria, tuberculosis or measles and that diet-related factors account for six of the top nine ailments on the global burden of disease. This

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2 years of demonetisation: Whopping 60% Indians say black money is back to full scale -Pragya Srivastava

rb black money. He used the word ‘black money’ 18 times in his hour-long speech, while there was no mention of digitisation, cashless economy or income tax. “To break the grip of Corruption and black money, we have decided that the five hundred rupee and thousand rupee currency notes presently in use will no longer be legal tender from midnight tonight, that is 8th November 2016,” Modi said. “The five hundred and thous

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Bring CBI, NIA & IB within RTI ambit, says info panel chief -Rumu Banerjee

d that the RTI Act helps bring in accountability in government departments. Currently, 20-odd investigative agencies are outside the ambit of the RTI Act, subject to exceptions like allegations of Corruption and human rights violations. It includes agencies like IB, RAW, DRI, para-military forces like BSF and CRPF as well as Assam Rifles, CBI, NIA, NSG and others. These are part of a list of exempt agencies in the Second Schedule of Section 24 of t

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Demonetisation: A circus, clowns and a silver bullet -James Wilson

lost their jobs and means of livelihood. Agricultural produce rotted in mandis as there were no buyers. Entranced by the story told to them by a snake oil salesman who dangled the carrot of a clean, Corruption-free India, the public grinned and bore the tribulations of living in a cash-depleted economy as they had visions of the evil rich getting their comeuppance and being found out and put behind the bars. Schadenfreude more than made up for the

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Haryana govt spends Rs. 22.93 cr a year on former MLAs' pension Ashok Kumar

ndravati (Rs. 2,22,525), Sampat Singh (Rs. 2,14,763) and Balbir Pal Shah (Rs. 2,07,000), stated the reply to an RTI application by P.P. Kapoor, a resident of Panipat. Mr. Chautala was charged with Corruption in the recruitment of 3,206 Junior Basic Trained teachers in Haryana in 2000. A Delhi trial court in 2013 convicted him and the Supreme Court later upheld his conviction. Jindal Steel and Power Limited chairperson Savitri Jindal, the richest

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Jean Dreze -- development economist -- interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (

d demonetisation. The economic arguments in that speech had no head or tail. Nowhere did the Prime Minister explain how demonetisation would help achieve the stated objective of breaking the grip of Corruption and black money. Whatever little economics the speech contained was mainly gibberishfor instance the claim that the magnitude of cash in circulation is directly linked to the level of Corruption,

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Violating CIC Orders, MEA Withholds Names of Those Who Accompanied Modi on Foreign Visits -Dheeraj Mishra

me minister abroad, which is already public knowledge. Not disclosing information despite the CIC order raises serious questions about the Modi government’s claims of creating a transparent and Corruption-free system. The foreign ministry’s deputy chief of protocol and public information officer Mayank Singh wrote in the reply, “The information sought is extremely sensitive. If this information is disclosed, it will have an impact

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Disclose Corruption complaints against Union ministers: CIC -Yogesh Kumar

-The Times of India DEHRADUN: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of Corruption received against Union ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them as well as to share information on the quantum and value of black money brought back from abroad since the Narendra Modi government came to power. The directions to provide all relevant details within 15 da

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What Is Affecting the Performance of the Public Sector? -Kiran Bhatty and Dipa Sinha

lic sector especially in education, health and other social services has been the subject of a lot of debates in the last few decades. The dominant narrative has attributed implementation failures to Corruption, lack of accountability, poor incentive mechanisms and over-sized government – aspects of inefficiency and rent-seeking assumed to be inherent in state systems. Solutions put forth therefore focus on circumventing the system, through tech

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