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In putting Nikhil Dey in jail, we are crucifying our best -Shailesh Gandhi

p; “The decision of the court pertains to an incident which occurred when the RTI activists made a demand for information from the local sarpanch in response to a large number of complaints of Corruption in development works in Harmara panchayat. The Corruption allegations were against the sarpanch – Pyarelal – a liquour contractor of the village. These included payments for toilets, Indi

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No clear-cut trend in economy going cashless

sult in: a. Improvement in financial transparency and reduction in the generation of black money; b. Increase in tax base and thus tax collection; c. Financial inclusion; d. Reduction in incidence of Corruption and tax evasion; and e. Reduction in the cost of printing hard currency.   According to the official website, there are various modes of digital payments that are available before the citizens. They are as fo

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RTI at a Cost: Activist Nikhil Dey, Four Others Convicted of 'Assault' in 1998 Case -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar The activists have accused the village sarpanch, who had filed the case, of framing them after they sought to expose his Corruption. New Delhi: Well-known rights activist Nikhil Dey and four others were convicted of trespass and simple hurt under sections 323 and 451 of the IPC by a Kishangarh court in Ajmer on Tuesday, June 13. The case, filed 19 years ago on May 16, 1998, pertains to a dispute with Pyarelal, the then sarpanch of

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New crop of leaders -Rasheed Kidwai

; One thing that Sirohi has done better than the older farmer leaders could have is broad-base the agitation. He has joined hands with Paras Saklecha, Prashant Pandey, Anil Dubey and other anti-Corruption activists in Madhya Pradesh. Rai's pressure group, Vichar MP, brought together many activists working in diverse fields such as malnutrition, health, the drive against the sand mafia and the Right to Information. They exchanged notes and

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Farmers protest: In mobilisation, farmer allies turned on govts -Partha Sarahti Biswas, Kavitha Iyer & Zeeshan Shaikh

rike would hardly be news, so over the next few days we asked almost 200 villages to pass similar resolutions,” says Dhorde Patil, who was once associated with Anna Hazare’s India Against Corruption movement. With Nashik and Ahmednagar villages leading the way, over 2,000 gram panchayats passed resolutions of a Shetkari Sampa or farmers’ strike on May 1, Maharashtra Day. Incidentally, it was local BJP leader Dhananjay Jadhav who took

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Reach out to 100 most backward districts: PM Narendra Modi to secys

ciation has raised concern over this episode and serving officers have been airing their voices. Even IAS officers in Uttar Pradesh have demanded that the Centre expeditiously amend the Prevention of Corruption Act to protect "honest" officers. Making a strong pitch to rise above the "administrative mechanisms of earlier centuries", the PM said the secretaries have an opportunity to transform the lives of one-sixth of humanity.

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Excluded by Aadhaar -Nikhil Dey & Aruna Roy

-The Indian Express Thousands of crores are supposed to have been saved in this massive anti-Corruption drive, but not a single criminal case has been filed. It is delusional to celebrate the Aadhaar tidal wave, and criminal to turn a blind eye to hard facts about exclusion. Sita of Karkala village, Lassadiya Panchayat, was one of many who spoke at the annual MKSS Mazdoor Mela in Bhim on May 1. “I have no Aadhaar card, I don’t kno

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In Detailed Judgment On Coal Scam Case, Huge Relief For Manmohan Singh -Tanima Biswas

y HC Gupta had claimed that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had given the "final approval" in the case. New Delhi: A judgment which convicted three former coal ministry officials for Corruption in one of the cases related to the coal scam on Friday has also given a huge relief to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was in charge of the coal ministry then. A detailed order of the verdict by the special CBI court, which has been m

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Court convicts 1st secretary-level bureaucrat in Coalgate case

S Kropha and K C Samaria, who was then director in the ministry's section dealing with allocation of coal blocks, besides KSSPL and its former managing director P K Ahluwalia under the Prevention of Corruption Act and for criminal conspiracy. The court found all of them guilty of cheating and Corruption in the allocation of Rudrapur coal block in Madhya Pradesh to KSSPL after the CBI filed a case of all

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Baseless Aadhaar and its many flaws: When the poor lose their thumb prints -Osama Manzar & Eshita Mukherjee

lements and programmes from which citizen were often “wrongly excluded”. The project aims at making the downtrodden and underserved independent by removing the middlemen, thereby reducing Corruption and challenges related to implementation. However, as is evident from the cases above, a number of people are losing out on their basic rights such as food and work. Citizens are still in search of their identity The Constitution guarante

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