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The Strange 2G Judgement: CAG and the Supreme Court at Fault, Not A Raja

Prabir Purkayastha

2nd January  2017

 

The Judgement by Justice OP Saini in the 2G case, which acquits all the accused, has justifiably created a fresh controversy in the country. We are told by the Congress and its sympathisers that the entire 2G case was a figment of the CAG’s imagination and the media, that the CAG and the Supreme Court were completely at fault, and A Raja, the then minister of Communications and IT, and the UPA were not at all to blame.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 06:15
 
Adani Import Fraud of 2014 and its Continuing Dividend

Prabir Purkayastha

29th August 2017

 

The Adanis are again in the news, this time for importing transmission equipment from Japan, China and South Korea, hiking its price through an Adani intermediary in Dubai, and transferring the difference to the off-shore haven, Mauritius. According to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the foreign exchange illegally transferred to Mauritius, through a company controlled by Gautam Adani's brother Vinod Adani, was to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:50
 
Civil Aviation Policy: Subsidize the Rich, Corporates and Foreign Companies

D. Raghunandan

14th July 2016

It is by now clear that the settled policy framework of the Modi government is to pump in public investment for infrastructure, services, taxes and other incentives for corporates and higher income groups in the belief that this will stimulate further investment especially FDI, wealth creation and GDP growth which will in turn, hopefully and ultimately, trickle down to the less well-off or at least lead to a feel good factor. No matter that experience the world over teaches that this only leads to further income disparity, shrinking of real incomes, and sh ...

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Bitcoin: Has the Real Nakamoto Stepped Forward?

Prabir Purkayastha

7th May 2016

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto and why should we even bother knowing who he is? Nakamoto is the pseudonym of the person who created the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, who till this week, was just a name. Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and entrepreneur, who had earlier also been linked to Nakamoto, stepped forward this week with the claim he is indeed the iconic Nakamoto and responsible for starting Bitcoin.

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D. Raghunandan

20th June, 2014

The only reason there is a question mark at the end of the title is that, although a Policy Note is pending consideration by the Cabinet, the BJP-led government has not yet announced its decision. But the drumbeats in support of a policy to further liberalise the defence manufacturing sector to FDI are growing louder, led by Indian corporates with clear vested interes ...

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