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India

India losing $1 trillion annually to corruption: Study

17% say corruption will be the main issue ahead of elections
Last year, $20 trillion disappeared into secret off-shore tax havens across the world — an amount that can save 3.6 million lives annually. A study conducted by the UK-based NGO, ONE, has found that corruption, tax evasion and corporate malpractices is leading to monetary losses of the scale that could wipe out poverty in a few years.

Manmohan part of parliamentary panel on finance

 Manmohan Singh
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the parliamentary standing committee on finance, it was announced on Tuesday.

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On 100th day, Gadkari says UPA’s ‘good schemes’ will continue

Bhartiya Janta Party Nitin Gadkari

The NDA government will continue with some of the “good schemes” of the UPA era, albeit with some structural changes, rural development minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

Govt wants new survey for Western Ghats no-go zone

Hill, mountain

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the Centre has asked six south and western Indian states to do a survey of the Western Ghats that will allow it to define eco-sensitive zones in the biodiversity-rich region.

PM's Tokyo diary: From a snake and mouse game to a 'successful' Japan trip

Modi in Japan
On the busy penultimate day of his five-day Japan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi beat the drums, reached out to Japanese investors and stressed India's march towards digitisation. Here are some interesting snippets.

Scarce rainfall pushes UP to the brink of drought

Drought
An inadequate monsoon has pushed many districts of Uttar Pradesh to the brink of drought, with 53 of 75 districts bearing the brunt of the rain shortfall.

SC to Bengal: Sterilising jumbos to check population is regressive

Elephants
The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the West Bengal government from implementing its proposal to sterilise elephants or any other wildlife to restrict their population, while pulling up the ministry of environment and forest for ignoring issues regarding safety of elephants.

BJP hopes new governor will fix Karnataka CM

DH Waghela
The opposition BJP called it the first scam of the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government and disrupted both Houses over the issue in July when the legislature was in session.

Govt relaxes rules, gets going on lokpal appointments

Maiden cabinet meeting of Modi govt
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the lokpal search committee a free hand to shortlist candidates to be members of the anti-corruption watchdog, doing away with a controversial provision that prompted two eminent jurists to quit the panel.

Former attorney general Goolam E Vahanvati dies

G E Vahanvati
Former attorney general of India GE Vahanvati, who represented the government in high-profile cases such as the coal allocation scam, died in a Mumbai hospital on Tuesday following a heart attack. He was 65 years old.

Adani given 20 Sept deadline to comply, mining activity to resume

Adani
Six-hour long negotiations on Tuesday defused the tension among the tribals who had stalled mining activities of Adani enterprises in Parsa and Kante Basan coal mines area of Ambikapur district, north Chhattisgarh, for five days. Over a thousand villagers and five Adani officials were present during the dialogue.

Kerala: Bandh hits life, Rajnath says stop political killings

BJP Rajnath Singh

A bandh called by Sangh Parivar outfits on Tuesday in protest against the hacking of an RSS leader crippled normal life in Kerala. Taking a cue, Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to chief minister Oommen Chandy asking him to take strict action to stop political killings in the state.

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