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Giving info on graft complaints against ministers will be cumbersome: PMO

query, it said the PMO receives complaints against various Union ministers and high-level functionaries from time to time The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to share details of alleged Corruption complaints received against Union ministers, saying providing such information "may be a subjective as well as a cumbersome exercise". The PMO's assertion comes at a time when a senior officer in the country's premier probe agency

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Who is Agnes Kharshiing? -Rahul Karmakar

ime crusader against domestic violence, child and sexual abuse and deprivation of beneficiary schemes in rural areas. She formed the Civil Society Women’s Organisation to take her fight against Corruption to the grassroots and educate rural women on RTI. Her organisation took on village chieftains and local councils for ostracising RTI activists. But her activism took an adventurous and risky turn when she began sniffing out illegal coal trade a

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Amid institutional decline -Arun Kumar

itutions have been the big news of late. The ongoing fracas in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got out of hand, with the two top officials in the chain of command accusing each other of Corruption. The recent pronouncements in the Supreme Court do not promise an early resolution. The fight against widespread graft in the country has been set back. The Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has highlighted the serious consequen

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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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