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Demonetisation failed to make India a 'less cash' society -Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya

erve Bank of India data On 8 November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the “demonetisation” of high-value currency notes. When it became clear the ex ante goals of reducing Corruption and black money were unlikely to succeed, attention shifted to a range of possible ex post facto rationales for the move. Numerous commentators, including the two of us, argued that one such goal would be to push the economy towards greater for

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Year after Mandsaur farmer deaths, Rs 1 crore compensation has changed little -Mohammad Hamza Khan

hoes what Jagdish says, “Last year, I cultivated garlic for about Rs 75,000. If sold today at the mandi, I’ll barely get Rs 80,000. So, it is all lying at home.” Alleging widespread Corruption in BBY, he says, “Not all farmers have enrolled under this scheme. So, traders purchase crop from such farmers and then claim BBY benefits in connivance with farmers registered under BBY.” Please click here to read more.

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Tardy govt risks spoiling benami drive

assets, worth crores, risk being invalidated because of the government's failure to create a designated adjudicating authority in the 19 months since enforcing a stringent law against black money and Corruption. The Centre had amended the Benami Property Transaction Act of 1988 and enforced the tighter version on November 1, 2016, days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised 1,000-rupee and 500-rupee notes. Section 7 of this law prescrib

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Aruna Roy, social activist and Magsaysay Award winner, interviewed by G Sampath

s, loans, building a house. Everyone calls it an elite service, so I always felt the discourse should be a bit better than that. I even found people boasting about their ‘achievements’ in Corruption. I realised that if I remained in the system, I would have to oppose it. I preferred to leave. * If everyone thought like you, then all the good people would leave the IAS. Why not fight the system from within? It’s not as if there

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The ugly phenomenon of paid news -Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

ibune The CobraPost sting reveals that the independence of the media and its ability to bring about transparency by playing an adversarial role against the establishment get compromised because of Corruption within the folds of the media itself. The  sting operations conducted by CobraPost, among other things, highlight how pervasive the phenomenon of paid news is at present in much of the mainstream media in India. More »

Political funding and a deadly stir -Dushyant

roubling questions: why was ‘illegal’ foreign funding legalised and why was Vedanta given an extension? In 2013, India witnessed what many believe was an organic, mass movement against Corruption in politics. Many people viewed one party as thoroughly corrupt and started looking at its main rival with some hope. They thought this second party deserved be voted to power. In March 2014, the Delhi High Court ruled that both the parties, th

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Telangana second worst performer in graft fight -Coreena Suares

-Deccan Chronicle In the area of citizen activism to curb Corruption chart, Telangana state stands fifth. Hyderabad: The Center for Media Studies (CMS) has ranked Telangana state as the second worst performer in the fight against Corruption. Tamil Nadu tops the list, followed by Punjab. Andhra Pradesh placed fourth and Gujarat fifth. The list marks poor performers in terms of curbing More »

Telangana 2nd, AP 4th most corrupt states: Survey -U Sudhakar Reddy

-The Times of India HYDERABAD: Telangana is the second most poor performing state in curbing Corruption in availing public services, according to a CMS-India Corruption Study 2018. The report released on Friday revealed that Andhra Pradesh has been ranked at number four in the Corruption perception index. Alok Srivastava of CMS India told TOI: “Thi

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Close to a quarter of households in 13 states have faced Corruption in 2018, shows a recent study

The present NDA government led by the BJP at the Centre came to power in 2014 on the planks of development and anti-Corruption. However, contrary to PM Narendra Modi's slogan of 'Na Khaunga, Na Khaane Doonga' (meaning ‘would not take bribes, nor would let anyone accept bribe’), a new report by the Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies (CMS) shows that almost three-fourth of Indian households think that the level of More »

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