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2G scam: Time to stop portraying Vinod Rai as the villain when politicians are to blame

Vivek Kaul

In a blog on The Economic Times website TK Arun writes that “Former CAG Vinod Rai does a far better job of drumming up publicity for his book than he did of auditing the government’s accounts.” 1,492 more words


Vinod Rai has had the last laugh on Coalgate. Here’s why

Vivek Kaul

In an interview with the Business Standard in September 2013, Jairam Ramesh was asked why the Congress party was losing ground so badly in urban India. 1,936 more words


Former CAG Vinod Rai slams Manmohan Singh, says Congress leaders pressurized him

Rai, whose loss estimates in 2G spectrum and coal block allocations pushed the then UPA government into a corner, was also critical of the coalition politics under Manmohan Singh and suggested that he was more interested in remaining in power. 307 more words


Dismissal a must, as no minister is more precious than the Chief Minister

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Scams are so vast and so stupefying that for the ‘supremo’ of the ruling BJD and Chief Minister of Orissa Sri Naveen Patnaik, jettisoning a few of his cabinet and party colleagues seems now to be the only available way to escape public wrath. 620 more words


CAG finds deficient performance by earlier Congress govt in Andhra Pradesh

The six CAG reports on revenue, economic sector, public sector undertakings, local bodies, general and social sectors and directorate of mines and geology were tabled in the state Assembly on the last day of Budget session. 239 more words


At odds with the odds

Results day did not go as planned. My psychiatrist at the time was unreliable, and he, in true form, dropped the ball the day I was to receive my results. 472 more words

ISI vs Modi- The mind game begins

The Coalition Against Genocide is all set to complain against Narendra Modi at the UN Rights Council. The case is the same old one pertaining to Gujarat and how Modi had not upheld human rights. 680 more words

Vicky Nanjappa