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Transparency survey reveals Corruption rising in India -Kumar Vikram

-The New Indian Express Corruption has gone up in the country during last one year, according to a survey by Transparency International India. NEW DELHI: Corruption has gone up in the country during last one year, according to a survey by Transparency International India. In the survey, conducted in association with the online community platform Local Circles, about 56 per cent citizens admitted to

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Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics at London School of Economics, interviewed by Tathagata Bhattacharya (National Herald)

al deficit, foreign portfolio investment, etc. shows that macroeconomic stability is under stress. Where did the government go wrong? A. I think the government in its zeal for the so-called war on Corruption took its eyes off pro-growth reforms or pro-poor welfare policies. At the end of the day, it is growth and employment generation via new investment that is key to long-term economic progress and various welfare schemes are a way of providing a

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With Attack on Himachal Man, Number of Murdered RTI Activists Rises to 73 -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

government bodies, another name has been added to the growing list of RTI activists who have been killed for raising disturbing questions. The 73rd person to be killed for raising a voice against Corruption is Kedar Singh Jindan, who according to agency reports from Himachal Pradesh was first allegedly beaten up and then run over by a vehicle near Bakras village in Sirmaur district on the afternoon of September 8. Jindan was a social activist and

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99.40% of demonetised notes returned: RBI

BNs), valued at Rs 15.4 lakh crore and constituting 86.9 per cent of the value of total notes in circulation were demonetised (scrapped). The Modi Government had scrapped the SBNs to clamp down on Corruption and black money, cut off terrorist financing and tackle fake Indian currency notes. But with almost all the money coming back, experts wonder whether the purpose of demonetisation has been served. The report said during the year (2017-18), 2

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BJP Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Won't Say How He Spent Rs 11 Cr Of His MPLADS Fund Despite CIC Order -Akshay Deshmane

Commission (CIC), HuffPost India has found. This persistent denial of information by a senior cabinet minister flies in the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of running a transparent, Corruption-free government. The CIC order was based on a Right to Information (RTI) request—filed in September 2017—asking for details of works recommended by Tomar, progress in their implementation, the details of applications received for

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Banks take about Rs. 70,000-cr. hit due to frauds in last 3 years

reased from ?25.03 lakh crore on March 31, 2008, to ?68.75 lakh crore on March 31, 2014. On stressed assets, he said the spurt was due to aggressive lending practices, wilful default, loan frauds, Corruption in some cases and economic slowdown. Replying to another question, he said as per RBI data, there were 139 borrowers with aggregate gross NPAs of more than ?1,000 crore. Please click here to read more.

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Hollowed out

from another state and, as a result, did not have ration cards. Such a conjecture is not without merit. The problems with the public distribution system in India are as numerous as they are diverse. Corruption in form of PDS dealers taking cuts - where beneficiaries are given less than they are entitled to - remains largely unchanged. Then there is the issue of inadequate storage facility and wastage - millions of tonnes of foodgrains go to waste in

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Attempts Being Made to Dilute Anti-Corruption Laws, AP Shah Writes to Modi -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

riting to the PM in his capacity as chairman of Citizens Whistle Blowers Forum, Shah, who had also served as Chairman of the Law Commission, in his letter pointed out that “any campaign against Corruption can become effective only when there is a basic change in the mindset of the government in favour of greater transparency and accountability through civil society participation at all levels of decision taking, devolution of authority and decen

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