IPA Special

Income Tax Raids On Dainik Bhaskar Are Meant To Punish The Paper For Covid Coverage

By Sushil Kutty   Remember Arvind Subramanian? He was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chief economic advisor. Then he quit. Nowadays, he’s with Brown University, US. He also has links with think-tank ‘Center for Global Development (CDG)’, which in a study claims that India’s Covid death count till June 2021...

Jul 23 · >

Nationalisation Of Banks In 1969 Brought Big Benefits To Agriculture

By Prabhat Patnaik On July 19, 1969, 14 major banks were nationalised in the country. Today, after 52 years there is some talk again of privatising the nationalized banks, which naturally raises the question: why were banks nationalized at all? The answer to this question is usually given in...

Jul 23 · >

AIBEA Has Been Fighting For People’s Welfare Through Public Sector Banks Funds

  By C H Venkatachalam   On the eve of independence of our country, on August 14, 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru spoke in the Constituent Assembly that India has a tryst with destiny. Similarly, AIBEA made a tryst with destiny on the April 20, 1946 when AIBEA was founded....

Jul 23 · >

Two Accidental PM And FM Steered India Out Of Economic Crisis In 1991

By Anjan Roy   At the launch of his six volume collected works, Dr Manmohan Singh remembered his days as finance minister. He had observed, he was not only an “accidental prime minister”, as some people had written, but he was “an accidental finance minister as well.” That was...

Jul 23 · >

Can Priyanka Gandhi’s Leadership Topple Yogi Raj In UP?

By Rahil Nora Chopra   The Congress general secretary in-charge of UP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has geared up in Uttar Pradesh, her kharambhoomi, with a mission to rebuild the Congress in UP ahead of 2022 assembly polls. She landed in Lucknow on 16 July for a three-day visit after...

Jul 23 · >

Pegasus Is The Cyberweapon For Authoritarianism In India

By Prakash Karat The chronology suggests new security collaboration initiated with Israel during NSA Ajit Doval’s visit in March, 2017 preparatory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to that country. The Pegasus spyware scandal is not just a case of violation of privacy, or illegal surveillance or snooping by...

Jul 22 · >

Death Happened Without Oxygen But Not Reported Due To Design

By Dr. Gyan Pathak The nation was shocked. First, the Union Government of India denied death due to shortage of oxygen, and then several states of the country, as against witnesses of such happening. We have a section in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to deal with ‘culpable homicide...

Jul 22 · >

Vaishnaw Must Thank Pegasus For His Good Fortune

By K Raveendran It was the ultimate comedy of errors that when information minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was defending the government in the Pegasus snooping case, media units were preparing to release a list of targeted persons, who curiously included himself. It can be safely assumed that Vaishnaw has lost...

Jul 22 · >

Supreme Court Must Order A Suo Motu Probe Into Pegasus Role In India

By Arun Srivastava While Indians are stretching and splitting their hair to make out the inference of home minister Amit Shah’s suggestion “chronology ko samjhiye” (understand the chronology), the international media is agog with the information that it was Narendra Modi who  during his first visit to Israel  in...

Jul 22 · >

Pegasus Scandal Has The Potential To Unsettle Narendra Modi

By Devasis Chattopadhyay Just when the monsoon session of the Indian parliament was about to begin, the Pegasus scandal resurfaced and created a political row in the country, two years after it initially came to light.  For record, Pegasus, the sophisticated spyware developed by the Israeli cyber-security and tech...

Jul 22 · >