Jitender Singh, the minister of state in the prime minister’s office has made repeated false claims in parliament on the state of transparency legislations
Both the BJP and Prakash Ambedkar have claimed that demonetisation was B.R. Ambedkar’s brainchild. But a closer look at his writing proves otherwise.
The BJP MP from West Delhi also said the community keeps its distance from the party because it does not want to be associated with development.
While both leaders have helped create a spectre of interactive political communication that shields the politician from any real accountability, Trump has turned immaturity into a political doctrine.
The Christie’s auction in Mumbai yielded a respectable but unexciting sales total of Rs 72.17 crore, acting as more of a warning than encouragement about future prospects.
While citing the Wanchoo Committee’s recommendations on demonetisation, the prime minister conveniently left out that the committee was against voluntary disclosure and tax amnesty schemes.
A study by Transparency International found that very few cases of corruption are registered in India, with even fewer convictions.
The Costs of Demonetisation: Industrial Workers Suffer in Delhi and Punjab; Money Ban Cannot Be Questioned
A daily round-up on the human impact of demonetisation.
Although the BJP says demonetisation will target unaccounted money, it and other national parties have in the past failed to submit their income tax returns and disclose sources of donations.
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.
Given the lack of government support and weak institutional lending mechanisms, a demonetisation-induced supply shock in the farming sector has hit the region hard.
For rural India, a cashless economy is a far-off fantasy.
Strong leaders often get buoyed by the self-belief that they can create a top down narrative even if something quite different is happening on the ground.
There’s pain, both private and public, as dreams begin to shatter in the prime minister’s constituency post demonetisation.
The countries released a statement on maritime cooperation after Modi and Widodo’s talks – a crucial moment in India-Indonesia bilateral relations.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
India should look to tap increasing Chinese foreign investments and imports, as well as make travelling in India more attractive for Chinese tourists.
The impact of the contractionary demand shock triggered by the note ban will gradually radiate from cash-intensive activities to virtually every sector of the economy.
Demonetisation has hit every sector of the economy from construction to automobile at the same time and its ripple effects are likely to be felt for months to come.
The celebrated social theorist and political psychologist spoke to The Wire about Modi, demonetisation and the state of Indian democracy.
Invoking people’s power as a force higher than state power, as the prime minister appears to be doing, is highly dangerous.
A look back at how demonetisation has affected everyday lives and the country’s economy since it was enforced.
All political parties in Tamil Nadu can claim a direct appeal to the people as mediated through commodities and welfare schemes. It was this politics of branding that Jayalalithaa became the master of.
After Continued Criticism From Opposition, Modi Tweets About Generalised ‘Gains’ From Demonetisation
In a series of tweets, Modi vaguely referenced the “gains” from demonetisation and saluted those supporting the “yagna” that is demonetisation.
In the region marked by class and caste inequalities, where a cashless economy is a distant dream, there is some doubtful support for Modi’s move, but mostly concrete hostility.
The advocacy group has released a statement saying it is exploring all possible legal options to challenge the government’s order.
With Kerala’s cooperative sector jolted by demonitisation and its multi-faceted role in jeopardy, there is no doubt other players are fishing for new opportunities, whether private hospitals or private banks.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Arun Kumar discuss demonetisation – the short-term and long-term effects on the economy, the Artha Kranti proposal and more.
‘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 status of Muslims in the city has improved, but politically they are still irrelevant, and although high rise buildings with American names have sprouted throughout, its ghettos still continue to exist.
The BJP Delhi chief discusses the party’s strategy in the upcoming municipality elections, how the party plans to hold AAP accountable for its unmet election promises and more.
Demonetisation may be unprecedented as an economic policy, but there is nothing novel about this kind of politics, as the Sangh parivar knows all too well.
A daily round-up on the human impact of demonetisation.
What set her apart was her genuine compassion and empathy for the poorest citizens of India.
Yet another India-Pakistan encounter ended with both sides jostling to control the media narrative.
The summit declaration called for regional and international cooperation to eliminate terrorism
India has chosen Amritsar as the venue for the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference to stress the importance of connectivity, with a planned visit to the Wagah border intended to underline Pakistan’s refusal to allow transit trade to Afghanistan.
The Ahmedabad property dealer who was a proxy for politicians and businessmen who sought to benefit from the Modi government’s undeclared income amnesty scheme has said he will name names.
Most applications in the name of ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Digital India’ are being made by students with no background in security.
The absence of certain safeguards, regulations and penal provisions have meant that this time’s demonetisation drive may not be a success after all.