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The other ‘Coal Scam’
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More than a decade ago, when media and civil society were going gung-ho against the then UPA government for the “Coalgate” scandal, the furore was focussed on a report prepared by an independent institution, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, that revealed evidence implicating the Union government and multiple coal mining companies. The CAG had found that the government had...

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হিন্দু-মুসলিম, শ্মশান-কবর, রামমন্দিরেই আটকে গেল ভারতবর্ষ |

প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদি সফল। তাতে সন্দেহ নেই। তাঁর সাফল্যের নেপথ্যের অন্যতম বড় কারণ হচ্ছে, তিনি ভারতবর্ষের রাজনীতিকে চূড়ান্ত পর্যায়ে ব্যক্তিকেন্দ্রিক করতে পেরেছেন। বিষয়টা খানিকটা মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের রাষ্ট্রপতি নির্বাচনের মতো। তিনি জনগণকে বুঝিয়েছেন, লড়াইটা আমি বনাম 'পাপ্পু'। একজন বিরোধী নেতাকে তিনি এভাবেই ডাকতে পছন্দ করেন। ২০১৪ সালে ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি ৩২ শতাংশের কাছাকাছি ভোট পেয়েছিল।...

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लोकसभा चुनाव के परिणाम 4 जून को आयेंगे जो मुख्य रूप से चार बड़े राज्यों- उत्तर प्रदेश, महाराष्ट्र, पश्चिम बंगाल और बिहार पर निर्भर करेंगे। आइए इस लेख के जरिये बात करते हैं बड़े राज्यों की। पहला बड़ा राज्य उत्तर प्रदेश है जिसमें 80 लोकसभा सीटें हैं। उत्तर प्रदेश जनसंख्या की दृष्टि से देश का सबसे बड़ा राज्य है। देश का 6 में से एक व्यक्ति उत्तर प्रदेश से है‌। चीन, भारत, इंडोनेशिया, ब्राजील और अमेरिका...

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Half-way through the heat and dust of India’s general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sprung a surprise on the country, including his most ardent supporters. He suggested during a public speech on 8 May 2024 in Karimnagar, Telangana, in southern India, that the country’s two richest men Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani were sending carloads of cash to the largest opposition party, the Indian...

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the regulator of the country’s financial markets, has sent ‘show cause’ notices to six listed companies in the Adani Group. This was revealed by the companies themselves in recent filings to stock-exchange authorities. A notice to show cause is a formal document issued to a party in a dispute that sets out details about an alleged offence or...

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A decade ago, in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi, then still the Chief Minister of Gujarat, famously declaimed: “Na khaoonga, na khaane doonga” (Neither will I take bribes, nor will I let others take bribes). He added that he would bring back illegal wealth stashed away in tax havens abroad by rich Indians and distribute the money among the poor—Rs.15 lakh for each poor...

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