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In Focus

December, 10

First it was ‘War on Black Money’, then ‘Cashless Economy’, what next Mr Prime Minister?

It has been one month since the fateful day when the Prime Minister, going against all conventional economic wisdom, decided to make 86% of currency in circulation, illegal. The entire nation has been taken on a whirlwind journey of despair, destitution, and death for the last 30 days. All we want to know is, why?

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December, 9

Making of a mammoth tragedy: Dr. Manmohan Singh

The decision to demonetise will cause grievous injury to the honest Indian who earns wages in cash. The dishonest black money hoarder will get away with a mere rap on the knuckles

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December, 8

Demonetisation is a foolish decision

There is a saying, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” As the story goes, in the time of a crisis, the Roman Emperor was busy playing the violin. He was both whimsical and ineffectual when Rome needed him the most. It has been a month since that fateful day when Shri Narendra Modi decided that 86% of the cash in the economy was illegal. Since then, the entire nation has been put through great hardsh

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December, 6

Where is the Black Money, Modi ji?

It has been 4 weeks since the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi decided to demonetise Rs 15 lakh crore of the currency in circulation. People across the country have been going hungry, dying in queues, seeing their small businesses dry up and not being able to tend to their fields. But, Prime Minister Modi has been telling us this is a necessary evil to stamp out black money.

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December, 2

Prime Minister Modi has devastated one of the fastest growing economies in the world

The Prime Minister has confined himself in a prison of his own making. It is his image. He has invested so much into it that he can’t think beyond it. And the people who are suffering are the common, honest and hard working citizens of India.

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November, 30

Vox Populi: Brokers are charging 30% to convert Black Money, the Government is charging 50%

India will remember 8th November, 2016 for a long time. On this day, Shri Narendra Modi stood on stage and did what he does best - give a speech. The speech had its usual vaudeville elements and included the announcement of making 86% of the currency illegal.

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November, 21

People dying in queues, Economy grinding to a halt and BJP Govt says its ‘small inconvenience’

“A combination of ignorance and distrust has never proved an administrative success,” FS Ascoli, an ICS officer and a historian, wrote in 1917 about the East India Company’s attempt to streamline the revenue administration in India. It holds true a hundred years later too.

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November, 10

Hope the economy gains more than the Rs 15-20K crore the Govt has spent on new notes

Indians are already into the second day of living in a country which just had 80% of its circulating currency purged out of the system in one overnight blow. As Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes are demonetised, the common people are suffering. With the Government ostensibly claiming that this move is to fight black money, anti-social elements and terrorism

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October, 28

BJP does a ‘Surgical Strike’ on Army, downgrades Army’s prestige

The BJP has been carrying out a covert assault on the Indian Armed Forces, using every bureaucratic trick in the book to cut the honour and prestige of our brave men and women in uniform. This can be seen in the lowering of Armed Forces ranks, dithering on OROP, cutting disability pensions and not removing the anomalies of the 7th Pay Commission.

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October, 27

Modi’s Digital India: ‘Unofficial’ Whatsapp groups being used to deprive labourers from MGNREGA work

We all have known that the Modi Government is “Suit Boot Ki sarkar”, but we never imagined that in this time of rural distress, his government would be actively working to hurt the labourers of our country.

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