corruption

A low-key Lokpal remains a toothless anti–corruption watchdog

A low-key Lokpal remains a toothless anti–corruption watchdog

December 14, 2020

Nearly seven years after the Lokayukta Act came into effect, the much-vaunted anti-corruption ombudsman has failed to make an impact, despite the establishment of Lokayukta in all the states, the state governments and politicians are deliberately weakening the institution by not ...

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International Anti-Corruption Day: “Zero tolerance of corruption remains just a slogan in India”

International Anti-Corruption Day: “Zero tolerance of corruption remains just a slogan in India”

December 9, 2020

Q. How effective are the laws on anti-corruption in India? Anti-corruption laws in India like POCA, RTI, Lokpal and Lokayukta Act are stringent per se but because of the social and political climate in the country which accepts bribe-giving and corruption as a regular affair, ant...

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Pascal Fautrat, Fondateur de l’ONG TARA

Pascal Fautrat, Fondateur de l’ONG TARA

September 19, 2018

Après une décennie de travail en région parisienne à la protection judiciaire de la jeunesse et un burn-out, Pascal Fautrat décide de relever un autre défi de taille, cette fois en Inde. Cet éducateur spécialisé et psychologue accueille à Delhi, au sein de son ONG franc...

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Serving poison for lunch

Serving poison for lunch

August 18, 2018

Even though Indian states have adopted the Midday Meal Scheme that offers free meals to children in state-run or state-assisted schools, it is seen that majority of the schools face the risk of food poisoning and related health hazards due to lack of infrastructure and proper mon...

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Mushrooming of paid news culture in India

Mushrooming of paid news culture in India

June 17, 2018

The role of the media is supposed to facilitate greater accountability of public personalities and bring the corruption into light. But seeing the recent trends the credibility of media is being questioned. Only after a month of ‘Operation 136’ Cobrapost, an independent inves...

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Indians still pay bribes for basic services

Indians still pay bribes for basic services

March 9, 2017

Progress in sustainable development goals in India could be severely affected, warns a global anti-graft watchdog as the country tops in terms of bribery rate in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Union Budget 2017: Measures to strengthen digital economy

Union Budget 2017: Measures to strengthen digital economy

February 2, 2017

In a bid to give a push to the digital economy of India and weed-out corruption and black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a number of announcements in his Budget 2017 presentation.

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Tough triangular tests await political titans in Punjab

Tough triangular tests await political titans in Punjab

January 21, 2017

For the first time, it is getting difficult for political observers to predict which way the wind will blow at the upcoming Assembly polls next month in Punjab, though they believe that Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress has an upper hand.

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Demonetisation: Drive against devils or cashtration of Indian economy?

Demonetisation: Drive against devils or cashtration of Indian economy?

November 28, 2016

A coin has two sides, and so does the Indian premier, Narendra Modi’s announcement to demonetise overnight the high-value currency notes of INR 500 and INR 1,000 on a national telecast on 8 November, 2016. Why did Narendra Modi take this bold decision without elaborate consulta...

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Indian PM seeks support of perturbed citizens

Indian PM seeks support of perturbed citizens

November 15, 2016

As India is in a state of turmoil after demonetisation of INR 500 and INR 1000 currency bills in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the citizens from Goa asking people for their support and to give him some time to settle the chaos.

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Demonetisation of currency bills causes chaos within India and beyond

Demonetisation of currency bills causes chaos within India and beyond

November 11, 2016

The sudden announcement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the new measure of demonetisation to deal with black money and fake currency bills has left the country divided.

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India debates on abolition of old high currency notes

India debates on abolition of old high currency notes

November 10, 2016

The announcement of vacuum-cleaning 500 and 1000 Rupee bills by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent ripples across the country; the decision evidently aims to curb black money, corruption, peddling of fake currencies and the sovereignty of India coming under anti-nationalist...

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