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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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Note ban philosophy -Richa Roy

o subvert it and acts to avoid the detection of such subversion. Demonetisation has, for instance, created an alternative market for the demonetised (old) notes at a premium as well as newer forms of Corruption. Even advocates of demonetisation believe that Corruption will continue under newer arrangements. The multiple amendments to the policy are a drain on state capacity and there is an opportunity cost

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Dissent and Aadhaar -Jean Dreze

o technical problems related to Aadhaar-based biometric authentication (ABBA), according to the government’s own data. Third, Aadhaar was endowed with mythological powers as a weapon against Corruption. Many people fell for the simplistic claim that Aadhaar would “ensure that the money goes to the right person”. In reality, Aadhaar can prevent only some types of Corruption, mainly ident

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Drought-affected dairy farmers in Karnataka have another worry: Aadhaar

, and cattle starving across the state – hurting the profitable dairy industry. Many farmers are hanging onto the subsidised fodder scheme for sustenance. Other farmers say there was rampant Corruption in the distribution of fodder, despite the Aadhaar authentication. “Each taluk has only one fodder bank and those who stay in villages near these banks have been able to corner most of the fodder that is sold,” Ram Reddy, who own 10

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Railway catering scam: 100gm curd for Rs. 972, refined oil for Rs. 1,241 a litre -Vedika Chaubey

-The Hindu Reply to RTI appeal points to massive Corruption in railways food procurement Mumbai: A recent application filed as a second appeal under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by an activist has revealed that the Central Railway's catering department purchased certain food items to stock their warehouses at several times the maximum retail price. After railway authorities failed to share information on purchase of food items sought

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Why Aadhaar cannot deliver anything it promises -Anupam Saraph

of the brightest in India. Aadhaar promises to remove duplicates and ghosts from government databases, deliver subsidies to beneficiaries, collect taxes, provide financial inclusion and eliminate Corruption. Here is why it cannot deliver anything it promises. Aadhaar came with a lot of promises. They were brought by some of the brightest in India. Promise 1: Removing Fraud and Duplicates In a recent interview, Nandan Nilekani claimed: &ld

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CBI books ex-chief Ranjit Sinha in Corruption case -Devesh K Pandey

-The Hindu The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a Corruption case against its former Director Ranjit Sinha on allegations of abusing his authority to scuttle enquiries, investigations and prosecutions in the coal block allocation cases. He happens to be the second CBI chief to have been booked by the agency in 2017. The case was registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act on Mon

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What's wrong with electoral bonds -Bishwajit Bhattacharyya

is deeply flawed. Electoral bonds as envisaged here open up yet another route to further the unholy nexus between corporate houses and political parties, which that has been at the root of high level Corruption in the country. If the Government was genuinely looking for a solution that it claims has eluded us for 70 years, then this is certainly not it. Opaque practices Consider a situation: A large corporate, ‘A’, plans to donate a

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