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Aahana Ashi 2019-08-21
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The former Finance Minister and Congress leader was finally denied anticipatory bail in relation to INX Media Case by the Delhi High Court on 20th August, 2019.

The Single Judge Bench of Justice Sunil Gaur pronouncing the order reportedly observed that “facts of the case prima facie reveal that” he is the “kingpin that is the key conspirator in the case”, and he was evasive in replies to probe agencies when he was under protective cover given by the court.

Calling it a “classic case of money laundering“, the court stated “magnitude and enormity” of material produced by the investigating agencies “dis-entitles him from any pre-arrest bail“.

According to a report by Bar and Bench, the court said that “(It is) preposterous to say prosecution of the petitioner (P Chidambaram) is baseless, politically motivated and act of vendetta.” It further added, “It cannot be forgotten that the petitioner was the Finance Minister at the relevant time and he had given FDI clearances to INX Media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 Crore…Simply because he is a Member of Parliament, it would not justify grant of pre arrest bail to him.”

“This is an economic offence and has to be dealt with iron hands… The hands of investigating agencies cannot be tied up in such a massive economic offence,” court added to the strongly worded order.

Both Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have accused P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram of receiving illegal kickbacks from INX Media owners, Peter and Indrani Mukherjea for the clearance.

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Aahana Ashi 2019-01-24
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Citing this reply dated January 4, 2019, the piece argues that since the larger part of the amount is shown under the ‘media activities’ heading, publicity has been the key motive behind the whole scheme.

This is blatantly erroneous on the following counts:

The so-called publicity or the media activity surrounding the BBBP programme is anyways very favourable for the programme given that it is about bringing awareness about saving girl children and educating them.

Then enabling girls’ education, effective enforcement of the Pre-Conception & Pre Natal-Diagnostic Techniques (PC) Act, and preventing gender-based sex selection and elimination are the stated goals of BBBP.

The above instances conclusively bust the misleading interpretation of media activity and publicity.

It has been made amply clear that ‘publicity’ is about sensitizing people to the laws against gender discrimination and the expanding avenues of educating the girl child.

Rahul Gandhi Wants You to Believe That Beti Bachao is About P

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-15
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Energy conservation, in a nutshell, aims to minimize losses due to transmission as well as reduce consumption using better, lower power-consuming devices.

India strives to adopt the path of creating an energy-efficient system to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-09
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On December 10, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation for the new Parliament building.

Here we explain the significance of this effort to build new building for Indian Parliament.

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Aahana Ashi 2019-07-02
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Technology has evolved rapidly in the last couple of decades.

There was a need for technology-enabled and app-based governance which could end many structural lapses like the domination of middlemen in the delivery of government services.

We bring to our readers some facts which explain what all have been achieved in the last 4 years of Digital India initiative.

BharatNet – About 1.19 lakh gram panchayats have been connected through optical fiber.

The UPA had managed to set up only 83,000 CSCs in their tenure.

7.45 lakh crore transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts, cutting out middlemen.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-01-14
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Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao took-off from Haryana’s Panipat and the state, over the year has set an example in fighting against female foeticide.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-14
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Kamal Hasan’s rant against new parliament building contains some claims that may count as good rhetoric but nowhere near the facts.

Here is why his examples and analysis are naïve.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-08
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At a time when Rahul Gandhi is interpreting that allowing companies in agriculture is an evil act, it is interesting to note what Captain Amarinder Singh said long-back allowing corporates to enter into contract farming in his state.

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Aahana Ashi 2019-04-26
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The Cabinet approval for bringing amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 has once again highlighted Modi government’s sincere attempts at curbing the menace of rampant spread of unregulated deposit schemes which have for years impacted small savers particularly.

The Bill contains a substantive banning clause which bans deposit takers from promoting, operating, issuing advertisements or accepting deposits in any unregulated deposit scheme.

In principle, the Bill would ban unregulated deposit taking activities altogether, by making them an offence ex-ante instead of awaiting the existing legislative-cum-regulatory framework to work out the modalities over time.

Being comprehensive in scope, it covers three different types of offences, running of Unregulated Deposit Schemes, fraudulent default in Regulated Deposit Schemes, and wrongful inducement in relation to Unregulated Deposit Schemes.

Clear-cut time lines have been provided for attachment of property and restitution to depositors.

As per the RBI, during the period between July, 2014 and May, 2018, 978 cases of unauthorized schemes were discussed in State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) meetings in various States/UTs and were given to the respective regulators/law enforcement agencies in the states.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-17
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As there are enough signs for the arrival of vaccine for Corona in a few months, it is encouraging to see India already decking up for the vaccine distribution system.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-11
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Rahul Gandhi not only fails every time in his bid to accuse PM Modi being in cohorts with “Ambani-Adani” but also ends of exposing Congress in the end.

“Adani-Ambani” rhetoric boomerangs for Congress.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-07
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Sharad Pawar has backed the Bharat Bandh call which demands the rollback of farm laws that opens wide market opportunities for the farmers beyond APMCs.

His stance was totally opposite when he was the Union agriculture minister.

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Aahana Ashi 2019-03-25
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With this launch, India has finally got its single point of contact for its citizenry in emergency, or in distress situations.

In other words, the number 112 is an all-in-one emergency response system in which immediate assistance can be sought from the police, fire and health services.

The number is also a single-point help number for women and children.

Here is the Home Minister’s tweet announcing this number.

This ERSS was first proposed in the aftermath of Nirbhaya rape case in Delhi (2012) and was then christened as National Emergency Response System (NERS).

Focusing on states before a nation-wide roll out, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had launched the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for the first time in Himachal Pradesh on November 28, 2018.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-16
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Now farmers from other parts of the country have spoken.

They have met the Union Minister for Agriculture and submitted their letter of support to recent farm laws.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-10
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A historic moment is registered in the pages of history, when on this day Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed bhoomi poojan for the new Parliament building.

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Aahana Ashi 2020-12-04
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According to a global study, India has emerged as the biggest purchaser of confirmed vaccine doses at 1,600 million.

The study, ‘Launch and Scale Speedometer’, analysed data up to November 30 on vaccine procurement and manufacturing.

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Aahana Ashi 2019-08-21
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The former Finance Minister and Congress leader was finally denied anticipatory bail in relation to INX Media Case by the Delhi High Court on 20th August, 2019.

The Single Judge Bench of Justice Sunil Gaur pronouncing the order reportedly observed that “facts of the case prima facie reveal that” he is the “kingpin that is the key conspirator in the case”, and he was evasive in replies to probe agencies when he was under protective cover given by the court.

Calling it a “classic case of money laundering“, the court stated “magnitude and enormity” of material produced by the investigating agencies “dis-entitles him from any pre-arrest bail“.

According to a report by Bar and Bench, the court said that “(It is) preposterous to say prosecution of the petitioner (P Chidambaram) is baseless, politically motivated and act of vendetta.” It further added, “It cannot be forgotten that the petitioner was the Finance Minister at the relevant time and he had given FDI clearances to INX Media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 Crore…Simply because he is a Member of Parliament, it would not justify grant of pre arrest bail to him.”

“This is an economic offence and has to be dealt with iron hands… The hands of investigating agencies cannot be tied up in such a massive economic offence,” court added to the strongly worded order.

Both Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have accused P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram of receiving illegal kickbacks from INX Media owners, Peter and Indrani Mukherjea for the clearance.

Aahana Ashi 2019-04-26
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The Cabinet approval for bringing amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 has once again highlighted Modi government’s sincere attempts at curbing the menace of rampant spread of unregulated deposit schemes which have for years impacted small savers particularly.

The Bill contains a substantive banning clause which bans deposit takers from promoting, operating, issuing advertisements or accepting deposits in any unregulated deposit scheme.

In principle, the Bill would ban unregulated deposit taking activities altogether, by making them an offence ex-ante instead of awaiting the existing legislative-cum-regulatory framework to work out the modalities over time.

Being comprehensive in scope, it covers three different types of offences, running of Unregulated Deposit Schemes, fraudulent default in Regulated Deposit Schemes, and wrongful inducement in relation to Unregulated Deposit Schemes.

Clear-cut time lines have been provided for attachment of property and restitution to depositors.

As per the RBI, during the period between July, 2014 and May, 2018, 978 cases of unauthorized schemes were discussed in State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) meetings in various States/UTs and were given to the respective regulators/law enforcement agencies in the states.

Aahana Ashi 2019-01-24
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Citing this reply dated January 4, 2019, the piece argues that since the larger part of the amount is shown under the ‘media activities’ heading, publicity has been the key motive behind the whole scheme.

This is blatantly erroneous on the following counts:

The so-called publicity or the media activity surrounding the BBBP programme is anyways very favourable for the programme given that it is about bringing awareness about saving girl children and educating them.

Then enabling girls’ education, effective enforcement of the Pre-Conception & Pre Natal-Diagnostic Techniques (PC) Act, and preventing gender-based sex selection and elimination are the stated goals of BBBP.

The above instances conclusively bust the misleading interpretation of media activity and publicity.

It has been made amply clear that ‘publicity’ is about sensitizing people to the laws against gender discrimination and the expanding avenues of educating the girl child.

Rahul Gandhi Wants You to Believe That Beti Bachao is About P

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-17
img

As there are enough signs for the arrival of vaccine for Corona in a few months, it is encouraging to see India already decking up for the vaccine distribution system.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-15
img

Energy conservation, in a nutshell, aims to minimize losses due to transmission as well as reduce consumption using better, lower power-consuming devices.

India strives to adopt the path of creating an energy-efficient system to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-11
img

Rahul Gandhi not only fails every time in his bid to accuse PM Modi being in cohorts with “Ambani-Adani” but also ends of exposing Congress in the end.

“Adani-Ambani” rhetoric boomerangs for Congress.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-09
img

On December 10, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation for the new Parliament building.

Here we explain the significance of this effort to build new building for Indian Parliament.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-07
img

Sharad Pawar has backed the Bharat Bandh call which demands the rollback of farm laws that opens wide market opportunities for the farmers beyond APMCs.

His stance was totally opposite when he was the Union agriculture minister.

Aahana Ashi 2019-07-02
img

Technology has evolved rapidly in the last couple of decades.

There was a need for technology-enabled and app-based governance which could end many structural lapses like the domination of middlemen in the delivery of government services.

We bring to our readers some facts which explain what all have been achieved in the last 4 years of Digital India initiative.

BharatNet – About 1.19 lakh gram panchayats have been connected through optical fiber.

The UPA had managed to set up only 83,000 CSCs in their tenure.

7.45 lakh crore transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts, cutting out middlemen.

Aahana Ashi 2019-03-25
img

With this launch, India has finally got its single point of contact for its citizenry in emergency, or in distress situations.

In other words, the number 112 is an all-in-one emergency response system in which immediate assistance can be sought from the police, fire and health services.

The number is also a single-point help number for women and children.

Here is the Home Minister’s tweet announcing this number.

This ERSS was first proposed in the aftermath of Nirbhaya rape case in Delhi (2012) and was then christened as National Emergency Response System (NERS).

Focusing on states before a nation-wide roll out, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had launched the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for the first time in Himachal Pradesh on November 28, 2018.

Aahana Ashi 2020-01-14
img

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao took-off from Haryana’s Panipat and the state, over the year has set an example in fighting against female foeticide.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-16
img

Now farmers from other parts of the country have spoken.

They have met the Union Minister for Agriculture and submitted their letter of support to recent farm laws.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-14
img

Kamal Hasan’s rant against new parliament building contains some claims that may count as good rhetoric but nowhere near the facts.

Here is why his examples and analysis are naïve.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-10
img

A historic moment is registered in the pages of history, when on this day Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed bhoomi poojan for the new Parliament building.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-08
img

At a time when Rahul Gandhi is interpreting that allowing companies in agriculture is an evil act, it is interesting to note what Captain Amarinder Singh said long-back allowing corporates to enter into contract farming in his state.

Aahana Ashi 2020-12-04
img

According to a global study, India has emerged as the biggest purchaser of confirmed vaccine doses at 1,600 million.

The study, ‘Launch and Scale Speedometer’, analysed data up to November 30 on vaccine procurement and manufacturing.