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Pegasus row: Assam CM demands ban on Amnesty in India
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday demanded a ban on human rights organisation Amnesty International’s activities in India for its role in the Pegasus snooping controversy.......
Why Every Indian Must Use the RTI Act
'Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't.''But you can use the RTI to improve the future.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On June 15, 2005, the Government of India enacted the Right To......
Stan Swamy death: Oppn leaders and activists call for fixing accountability
Opposition leaders and activists hit out at the Centre after the death of Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy on Monday, saying it should be held accountable for the "ruthless" and "inhuman......
Why are these prisoners being denied their rights?
The superintendent of Taloja jail has just been transferred.Does that signal a more human phase in prison for the Bhima Koregaon accused? asks Jyoti Punwani. IMAGE: A protest at Jantar Mantar in......
My case will help those falsely held under UAPA: Gogoi
Describing the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court's verdict clearing him of all charges pressed by the investigating agency as 'historic', Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi on Friday......
Banks once again move SC to keep inspection reports hidden
So far, no such report has been made public given that banks as well as the central government have challenged the ruling, in various ways. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The country’s......
Banks report loan fraud worth Rs 5 trn; SBI's amount largest
In 2019-20, the Indian banking sector saw a 159 per cent jump in dubious transactions to Rs 1.86 trillion. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Banks operating in India reported fraud of Rs 4.92......
Idle tracks shore up railway finances
When Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables her Budget on February 1, the numbers could be something to cheer.Subhomoy Bhattacharjee reports. IMAGE: A passenger walks to board a train to Delhi......
How Indian banks are looking to cash in on bitcoin rally
Indian banks have started exploring opportunities in the space, including lending to crypto exchanges, and accepting bitcoins as collateral, among others. Bitcoin’s rally in 2020, rising 1.5......
Why are our banks so secretive?
'The finance ministry and public sector banks have tried to keep the names of wilful defaulters secret.''Secrecy and concealing information are inbred among banks and even the RBI,' observes......
Punjab Kings join initiative to provide oxygen concentrators
IMAGE: Punjab Kings will fund the procurement of oxygen concentrators which will then be provided to patients for their use. Photograph: Kind courtesy Punjab Kings/Twitter IPL side Punjab Kings......
Under-pressure Ahmad resigns as Hockey India president
IMAGE: The Sports Ministry had found that Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad had violated the tenure cap guidelines of the code in the 2018 elections, when he took charge of the president's position.......
Why Hockey India president Ahmad will have to demit office
IMAGE: The Sports Ministry in 2019 had held Mushtaque Ahmad's election as Hockey India president on October 1, 2018 violative of the Sports Code as he had earlier served as an office-bearer for......
Balbir's search for missing memorabilia remains incomplete
In 1985, Balbir Singh Sr had donated his medals and memorabilia to the then SAI Secretary on being told that they would be displayed in a show window at the proposed National Sports......
Sports Minister's big achievement
Bringing BCCI under NADA is big achievement for me, says Sports Minister IMAGE: Sports minister said it is just a matter of time before the BCCI comes under the RTI. Photograph: SAI......
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