The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
While the prime minister is partly right, it isn’t the whole picture and there is certainly more than enough blame to go around.
If the Modi government is serious about acting against black money and corruption, why is it shying away from regulating political funding?
It is in both the Congress and the BJP’s interests that these records are not looked into; the Supreme Court should step in and insist on a proper investigation.
A study by Transparency International found that very few cases of corruption are registered in India, with even fewer convictions.
The prime minister also pointed out that demonetisation should have been carried out in 1971 by Indira Gandhi, as was recommended by the Wanchoo committee.
Despite the hardships being faced by the working class due to the note ban, the rhetoric of fighting corruption and targeting the wealthy means they are bearing the pain in silence.
A move allegedly aimed at ending the generation of unaccounted income that has nothing to say about the funding of political parties is not credible.
Invoking people’s power as a force higher than state power, as the prime minister appears to be doing, is highly dangerous.
‘We don’t agree that any money coming from abroad [for politics] will completely change our thinking. Does it mean that if FDI is coming, government will be influenced by some other country?’
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.
If deposit trends so far and projections are to be believed, the black money expected to be purged may be much less than what the government hoped.
President Xi Jinping has waged war against graft since assuming office four years ago, warning, like others before him, that the problem is so severe it could weaken the party’s grip on power.
Elaborate tax frauds are committed by corporate giants in a squeaky clean, cashless financial environment – why isn’t the government going after those?
Without follow-up measures, it will be difficult for Modi to counter the charge that demonetisation is meant to serve a narrower political and personal agenda.
Senior counsel for the petitioners Prashant Bhushan says that they will file a fresh affidavit with more documents.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
While the army was able to conduct surgical strikes across the border and undertake relief operations during the Chennai floods, India’s bankers have been unable to rise to the battle cry in the aftermath of demonetisation.
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.
Was the November 11th target for re-opening of ATMs unreasonable? Long-term neglect and quality-of-service issues aren’t helping either.
Nitish Kumar said the move would be beneficial in the long run, but others like Mamata Banerjee, Sitaram Yechury and Thomas Isaac were critical of it.
Desai was last month installed as the president of the global medical-ethics body for 2016/17 despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.
A doctor narrates his encounter with corruption.
Desai has been facing allegations of corruption and conspiracy ever since he was first elected as a future WMA president in 2009
In his book, The Ethical Doctor, Kamal Mahawar writes that society, politicians and bureaucrats significantly contribute to medical corruption.
The real questions surrounding the ‘sex scandal’ have little to do with who sacked whom and a lot to do with the way in which we think that sex itself is a morally objectionable act.
According to the Impunity Index, between 1992 and July 2016, 27 Indian journalists were murdered due to their work.
The case of Harish Gupta, a retired IAS officer, reveals how corrupt practices have led to the dramatic breakdown of confidence and trust in the state.
In a press conference, Bhushan accused top brass of the DCI of seeking bribes, besides involvement in “gross” financial irregularities.
If the Antrix-Devas deal was a massive scandal, why are international arbitrations ruling against the Indian government for having cancelled it?
Zuma has faced mounting calls to quit from the opposition and even some of his own supporters after a series of scandals and court rulings against him.
Many say the repeated failure to arrest the abbot is further proof of Thailand’s culture of impunity – the ease with which the rich and powerful can get away with nearly anything.
Credibility of Brazil’s Interim President Collapses as He Receives Eight-Year Ban on Running for Office
Michel Temer has been formally convicted of violating election laws for spending his own funds on his campaign in excess of what is permitted.
Why is a party which has leaders with dubious or less than stellar academic credentials insisting that panchayat candidates have minimum educational qualifications?
Prosecutors are considering further charges against Ashe, charged with bribery, which could “seriously hinder” the pre-trial plea negotiations.
Voters may be happy to receive freebies, but the long-term economic and political consequences of this are immense. Instead, political, judicial and administrative reforms are needed to curb corruption.
The Home Ministry’s proposals, including body and dashboard cameras, will help eradicate not only traffic violations but also corruption among police on the roads.
Rules announced last May bar spouses and children of senior officials from registering individual businesses or partnerships, investing in non-listed enterprises or registering a business overseas and doing business back in China.
Swiss authorities began investigations in 2015 tied to 1MDB for suspected corruption of public foreign officials, dishonest management of public interests and money laundering.
The British prime minister will try to repair trust in his leadership by speeding legislation to make companies liable for employees who aid tax evasion.