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Goa AAP CM candidate Elvis Gomes, Corruption charges and a problematic letter: The full story

AAP's CM candidate Elvis Gomes has been summoned by the Anti-Corruption Board for an alleged land scam

Trending: Left Liberal Calvin vs Right Wing Calvin

Making a point via cartoons

Modi Government’s reforms scorecard: Governmental and Administrative reforms

How do the Modi Government's achievements stack up against its manifesto's promises

Businessman arrested for converting 25 crore worth of old notes, no stranger to controversy

Parasmal Lodha is no stranger to controversy and was responsible for an attempted hostile takeover of the Pearless Group.

Congratulations Saif and Kareena for your baby, and for exposing the ‘perfumed elites’

Wish the best for your baby, and because the name you chose exposes the ‘liberals’.

Digvijaya Singh to be questioned in a 719 cr scam that happened while he was CM

During Digvijaya Singh's tenure as Madhya Pradesh CM, a scam to the tune of 719 crore rupees took place.

Rahul Gandhi delivers his promised ‘earthquake’ and this is how Twitter reacted

Rahul Gandhi delivered his earthquake in a rally in Mehsana in Gujarat and people took to social media to analyse it.

Rajdeep Sardesai’s moral compass points away from communal riots in West Bengal

While various reports point to communal riots, Rajdeep Sardesai insists on not probing it.

Assam govt announces a long list of incentives if one transacts digitally

Announcements include a lot of awards and discounts to encourage adoption of digital payments.

Demonetization and Velocity of Money – something overlooked by many

CA who wrote the open letter to Kejriwal, talks about a new idea

How China played a double game during the liberation of Goa

China’s two faced reaction after Goa was liberated from Portugal by freedom fighters backed by India.

IIT-BHU startup creates a water filtration solution that considerably reduces water wastage

BHU start-up trying to reduce water crisis in industrial and domestic space.

IT head of AAP maligns Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, in a bid to split Army on political lines

Social Media head of AAM Aadmi Party spreads rumors about Lt. General Bipin Rawat.

Congress govt in Uttarakhand gives special break to Muslim employees for Friday prayers

This comes days after the BJP govt in Assam denies Madarsas a special weekly off on Fridays.

How religion was dragged in after announcement of new Army Chief

The government announced chiefs of armed forces, but some could only see religion in it.

Why I decided to publish my first novel all by myself

Journalist turned author Nirwa Mehta shares her experience with book publishing.

Why Muslims are not allowed to keep long beard in the armed forces

At least two men have been dismissed from their services because they refused to cut their beard.

The truth behind political parties being exempt from tax scrutiny for deposit of old notes

How the media spread rumours about an old rule, as if it was introduced by the new govt.

Demonetisation and the miraculous rise of Humanity

Its economic effects will be known in long run, but milk of human kindness is flowing in short run.

Political parties and ‘income tax’ on donations – all you need to know

Do parties pay tax? Do they keep records of donations? And more FAQs.

When journalists joined Kejriwal in attacking Paytm without any valid reason

As per rules and the IT law, any person is welcome to file a cyber-crime complaint with CBI.

This Scroll reporter can write reports on anything just by imagining things

Find out when a reporter should legitimately use anonymous sources in his reportage.

This is how Pakistani media ‘managed’ Vijay Diwas

A look at selected newspapers in Pakistan and their coverage.

Narrative against Income Tax raids and why it reminded me of my college days

How hatred for Modi is causing the so-called left-liberals to lose all objectivity.

Axis Bank becomes target of outrage and ridicule after multiple raids

Twitterati didn't spare the bank, where many fake accounts were found by the taxmen.

Local Congress leaders from Arunachal support Kiren Rijiju, deny any scam

While Congress in Delhi is accusing the minister of corruption, local leaders are backing him.

If demonetisation was bad for black money, GST will be much worse

How the proposed GST system will make sure that generation of black money is curbed.

Kejriwal government hurting our morale by insulting us: IAS association

Delhi government has often blamed the bureaucrats whenever an issue of governance is raised.

The fake ‘dog meat’ news reports that sent Hyderabadis into shock

How a rumour about Shah Ghouse using dog meat made into local news media.

This is why Rahul Gandhi so desperately wants to speak in the parliament

Rahul claims to have information on corruption by Modi, but he will speak only in the Parliament.

Allegations against Kiren Rijiju and the controversial officer at the heart of it

Are corruption charges against the union minister tenable?

Chanda-bandi hits Aam Aadmi Party while it runs down note-bandi

A former member has asked not to donate to the party till it makes donors’ list public.

How two Economists destroyed Manmohan Singh’s arguments against demonetisation

Manmohan Singh’s must talked about article debunked by Bibek Debroy and S Gurumurthy.

Owaisi joins Sibal and Kejriwal in giving communal colour to demonetisation

Owaisi has claimed that Muslims were being discriminated during the demonetisation drive.

Banks facing the heat in demonetisation crack-down

Many banks like Axis Bank is under the scanner for helping money launderers. Government must take strict actions against such banks.

Appointment of the Army Chief – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Merit over seniority argument might appear tempting, but it has its pitfalls.

E-mails of Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar hacked, NDTV approaches courts

NDTV fears that emails will be used ‘out of context’ to damage their reputation.

THIS is why so many money launderers are getting caught. And it will only get worse

There seems to be a design to all the raids

AAP facing wide range of problems as Punjab approaches 2017 elections

AAP started well, but as the election dates are approaching, it seems AAP is losing ground.

How I dealt with Sexual Harassment on Twitter

Women often prefer to ignore or keep silent about online harassment, but some speak up.

How the media misread and misreported Allahabad HC’s judgement over Triple Talaq

Comments of a judge were creatively interpreted to report something else.

Hacker releases property details of Vijay Mallya, warns Congress of upcoming leaks

A group calling itself ‘Legion’ hacked the account and sent warnings to Rahul Gandhi.

News18 tries to cover up after wrongly quoting Deepak Parekh over demonetisation

The news channel misquoted the HDFC Chairman, and later quietly changed the report.

Delhi government’s achievements in the education sector – Truth vs Hype

AAP government in Delhi claims to have made magical turnarounds. A reality check.

Demonetisation – how some in the low income groups are dealing with it

A Mumbai based NGO, Sukrta, tried to find out problems the poor are facing due to demonetisation.

The story of Abdul Latif, on whose life SRK’s upcoming movie Raees is based

Latif was a communal gangster and Dawood’s aide. Will the movie show the truth?

Yet another mistake from The Hindu forces them to apologise

The Hindu twisted answer given by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to mislead people

Out of power, Abdullahs of Kashmir flirt with separatist and Jihadi sentiments

Farooq Abdullah gives support to separatists in desperation to win support.

Remembering Jayalalithaa

The end of an era in politics. Social media recalled some of her best moments.

Media spins Baba Ramdev’s statement on Mamata Bannerjee

Media does Yoga with Baba Ramdev's statement on Mamata

Shocking: Former Finance Minister Chidambaram makes embarrassing mistake

We trusted this man with the country's finances!

Journalist wrote fake report to prove rapes during Jat agitation, to be prosecuted

The reporter was fired from his job, but he could get a job in another media organisation.

The Hindu lies to prove that government is not getting support on cashless economy

The Hindu should try harder in inventing facts.

From Indigo Airlines to Indian Army – Mamata Banerjee imagines conspiracies to remove her

Army was carrying out survey of civilian trucks that could be used for contingency measures during wartime, but Didi saw Emergency.

LOL! When media thought one of Rahul Gandhi’s real tweets was from a hacker

That awkward moment when some media houses couldn't differentiate between hacker and Rahul Gandhi.

“Hacking” nightmare continues? Now Indian National Congress’ website defaced

Another 'hacking' on yet another digital asset of the Congress party

Aeroplane hovers due to traffic congestion, TMC claims conspiracy to kill Mamata Banerjee

TMC's flights of fancy: A TMC MP raised this issue in Parliament even as Indigo Airlines clarified that it was a normal hovering.

Who hacked Twitter accounts of Congress and Rahul Gandhi? Options are…

Was it some hacker, some disgruntled employee, or was it all a planned drama by the party?

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked, Congress uses it to attack Digital India

Instead of blaming the team that handles Rahul Gandhi’s account, Congress blamed everyone else.

Compulsory National Anthem verdict by SC: it started with Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham!

A man in Bhopal went to watch the Sharukh-Hrithik starrer, and he came out to fight a legal battle.

Railways can help the poor learn cashless transactions if it makes the UTS app better

IRCTC has been a success story in getting people adopt online transactions, another story is needed.

Aam Aadmi Party and the demise of hope

A former member of India Against Corruption and Aam Aadmi Party shares his anguish at the decline.

Why amendment in taxation laws was brought in the middle of demonetisation

On Monday, a bill in Lok Sabha was introduced to change some taxation rules. Find why.

What BJP’s win in Phase 1 of Maharashtra municipal council polls signifies

BJP won more council heads in Western Maharashtra, an area they were largely non-existent till that historic May of 2014.

Narendra Modi has forgotten the 2014 elections, and this is why he has done that

Modi haters and supporters both discuss 2014 elections intensely, but perhaps Modi doesn’t care.

The connection between Zakir Naik’s NGO and the Congress

The relationship between Zakir Naik and the Congress doesn't end with donations.

Demonetisation, Prohibition, Nitish and the current political equations of Bihar

While traveling across Bihar, I talked to people regarding demonetisation, liquor ban, and Gathbandhan Sarkar.

The corrupt are our friends : How hatred for Modi changed the discourse around corruption

People who termed corruption a monster are now finding it a mouse, because they can't hate Modi enough.

Are less-cash economy and more people in banking system just ‘side effects’ of demonetisation?

Curbing corruption and countering insurgency could appear as chief goals, but that’s not all.

Kejriwal reserves post of Dy CM of Punjab for a caste – what it tells about him

From ‘new politics’ to same old, or worse, ‘caste politics’ – the journey of Arvind Kejriwal.

Raghav Bahl, Bloomberg Quint, and the art of faux-economics

Raghav Bahl is back with yet another simplistic and stupid article. This time even more stupid.

UPI – all you need to know; how to set up and transact (step-wise guide with pics)

Here's how you can go cashless with UPI payments: Noob to UPI Jedi in under 10 minutes

Media reports claim that 70% trucks are off roads in India, really?

Yet another demonetisation scare spread by irresponsible media busted.

Six things Modi government can do to deliver after the demonetisation pain is over

Modi Government will have to repay the political cost of demonetisation.

Manmohan Singh spoke, and Twitter can’t stop talking about it

Twitter reacts to Manmohan Singh’s speech on demonetisation in parliament.

Kejriwal’s lies and the complicit silence of Indian ‘left-liberals’

Aiding and abetting the dawn of gutter level politics in India.

The Greek demagogue, and how the modern Right could be the New Left

The leaders on the ‘right’ are often called ‘demagogues’, which is true in the ancient sense of the word.

Senior AAP leader from Goa goes against Kejriwal, hails demonetisation drive

Dr. Oscar Rebello said that demonetisation drive had good some effects, though implementation is faulty.

Reddy’s lavish wedding earns him IT notice, now Congress leader hosts similar wedding

After Janardhana Reddy's daughter's wedding, a Congress leader hosts lavish wedding for his son.

Mamata’s new found ‘mamata’ for the ‘Poor’ is hypocrisy at best, and criminal at worst

For many months now, poor have been dying of starvation in Bengal under Mamata’s rule.

How sensationalist media obfuscated the truth about terrorists having Rs. 2000 notes

If you skimmed media reports, you’d think that terrorists have huge cache of new currency notes.

Rahul Gandhi has no sense at all, forget any sense of humour: Subramanian Swamy

Speaking at a launch of book Unreal Aliens, Swamy trained his guns at Gandhis and Arun Jaitley.

The fixed interview of the decade: Rajdeep talks to “Tigress” Sonia

No attempts were made to hide the fact that this was a softball interview

Revealed: The man who will replace Arnab Goswami on Times Now

A known face will replace Arnab on Times Now

After surgical strike on unaccounted cash, next attack on undeclared gold and real estate?

A constant push is needed to completely weed out black money

Rajdeep Sardesai places his prejudices over ethics of journalism

Blinded by hatred, Rajdeep is playing with the fundamentals of journalism

Kejriwal sinks to new low – shows picture of dead robber, claims he is innocent citizen

Arvind Kejriwal tried to claim yet another death due to demonetisation. And he was lying.

Demonetisation drive – some positive outcomes in the short term too

In short term, no immediate benefits were expected, but there are some good side effects.

Pathetic journalism – when media thought you can get STDs from ATMs

How journalists spread rumour about ATMs causing Sexually Transmitted Diseases .

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