The first phase of Modi’s demonetisation exercise, until December 30, 2016, could be viewed as a “sunk cost”, after which the old notes be remonetised.
Despite the work of the the Delhi Commission for Women showing results for the first time in years, its autonomy is being compromised, its head says.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mechanically-run government programme without a strong economic and environmental foundation and accompanying consciousness about what toilet cleanliness means.
India falls well short of the pre-requisites needed to become a digital economy.
Leveraging the job creation opportunity presented by the digital economy is a ‘natural fit’ for India, with demonetisation the perfect exercise for it.
Though the MEA cited Annexure K as a solution for such cases, the required magistrate’s attestation on the form has allegedly become another source of hassle and harassment for some.
Even as the Modi government pushes India towards a digital and cashless economy, the premier body for legally resolving cyber-fraud disputes is a practically non-functioning entity.
Digital payments are largely one-sided click-wrap agreements that come with an absence of data and legal protection.
What do the hackers behind the Rahul Gandhi, Mallya and NDTV account breaches want? Are they all part of the same group? How did this happen? Why did this happen? The Wire breaks it down.
Everyone knows why the previous governor of RBI had to leave. Urjit Patel understands the circumstances under which he assumed charge but has still risen to the occasion.
The court also asked why senior officer R K Dutta, who was supervising the 2G and coal scam cases, was shifted out.
During initial investigations, most attention was centred on Tyagi whose cousins allegedly received kick-backs through various north Indian shell companies.
Nineteen billion notes of Rs 100, 50 and 10 denomination released so far, says the RBI. Would engaging foreign printing presses have helped with the Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 note supply crunch?
Since the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes, foreign diplomatic missions in Delhi and other Indian cities have faced hurdles due to strict withdrawal limits and a shortage of cash.
Jayalalithaa’s schemes – such as her canteens and baby care kits – may appear to be populist at first glance, but are actually quite entrenched in a welfare tradition.
As we hurtle towards being an Aadhaar nation, it is imperative that a legal framework, to protect our cherished rights to security and life, is created.
Beyond the contribution of individual CMs like Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu developed a commitment to universal and well-functioning public services thanks to the power of democratic action, public reasoning and social action.
While January – March 2017 will be a voluntary trial phase, Aadhaar verification will be mandatory for senior citizen discounts from next April.
But she was also a pioneer of freebies and those came at a cost.
Two personnel were today killed and 15 others injured when INS Betwa, a guided missile frigate, tipped over while undocking at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. “There has been an incident in the cruiser grounding dock at naval dockyard in Mumbai involving INS Betwa. The incident occurred during […]
The increasing liberties taken by the army are symptomatic of the decline in civil and military relations that has occurred because of an erosion of constitutional norms.
The original assumptions underlying the decision remain unclear, but it seems to be causing considerable harm. Although popular right now, demonetisation may not end up being a good bargain.
Most applications in the name of ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Digital India’ are being made by students with no background in security.
Did the government count its chickens before they hatched? Demonetisation as a means of extinguishing black money may be a pipe dream now.
The next stage of the ArthaKranti proposal is the introduction of a bank transaction tax – a taxation system that is not based on sound economic reasoning.
In a separate incident, the BSF also foiled attempts by another group of militants to cross the international border at Samba, Kashmir.
The worst hit sectors by demonetisation are the automobile, consumer and the realty sector. The banking sector, on the other hand, has had a differential impact.
Undertaking this demonetisation exercise is not merely an ‘inconvenience’ to those on the edge. It is a matter of life and death.
One ‘finding’ suggests cancer and MDR-TB patients consuming a cow-urine distillate along with their medication can reduce the dosage of their medication and still reap positive results. This is dangerous.
By depriving India’s fighters of honour, respect and pride of place in the national hierarchy, the government has shattered their élan and esprit de corps.
The court also said it will not pass a final order without going into the research on the impact of firecrackers on air quality.
Senior counsel for the petitioners Prashant Bhushan says that they will file a fresh affidavit with more documents.
While the Congress wants parliament debate to be conducted under ‘Rule 56’, the BJP prefers it happens under ‘Rule 193’, the latter of which is invoked only for “small discussions”.
Pakistani firing has also killed at least 12 civilians, including women and children, and injured 50 others along the Line of Control.
The order as it stands now will last until mid January 2017 and the penalties for violating the order comes with a prison term of up to one month and/or a fine of up to Rs. 200.
By centralising the control of funds, using technology excessively and fixing asset creation targets, the Centre has effectively taken ownership of the scheme away from gram panchayats and workers in Jharkhand.
Summers, a proponent of doing away with larger-value currency notes, says it is highly problematic for the government to expropriate from even a few innocent victims who do not manage to convert their money.
A SBI research report pointed towards rumours of demonetisation and the logistical nightmares that would follow. A RBI circular tried to prevent the chaos being seen at ATMs today. Were they not taken into account?
Will the supply of India’s vegetables and fruit falter before the new currency notes are widely circulated? And what will happen to farmer incomes in the short and medium-term?
After waiting for new currency notes for a few days, many small businesses have already started accepting old currency notes of 500 and 1000. This trend may increase in the coming days