No part of globe is 'prospering with human rights' as India is, claims V-P Dhankhar

Dhankhar also claimed that the politics of so-called freebies is seeing a mad race distort expenditure priorities, undercutting the basic framework of macroeconomic stability.

published on : 10th December 2023

Copying Karnataka model, Congress launches free travel for women, health insurance in Telangana

Under the Rajiv Arogyasri health scheme, the poor would get financial coverage of Rs 10 lakh; under 'Mahalakshmi' scheme, women can travel for free in Transport Corporation buses

published on : 9th December 2023

'If there was compassionate capitalism, what need for corporate social responsibility?', Priyanka Kharge’s riposte to Narayana Murthy

Noting that the government had rolled out the guarantee scheme just a few months ago, Kharge said that those who criticise the schemes should wait at least one full financial cycle.

published on : 2nd December 2023

Voter agency in assembly polls is a win for democracy

Poll results will unravel in five states soon. The electorate is becoming more experimental, layered and unpredictable, making election management a pollster’s nightmare.

published on : 2nd December 2023

Assembly polls reduced to contest of cash and freebies

The political compulsion to ramp up compensation is manifest in data—more than half the households in over 15 states depend on agriculture.

published on : 28th October 2023

Rajasthan Police seizes Rs 200-crore worth poll 'freebies' since model code enforced

Besides this, he said, drugs worth Rs 60 crore, petrol, diesel and illegally stored fertilizer, meant to influence voters, were also seized in various districts

published on : 28th October 2023

Parties should explain viability of promises

There is also the promise of freebies. The Congress has already announced six guarantees including free travel, monthly doles for women, and higher financial assistance for farmers.

published on : 13th October 2023

Freebies ahead of polls: SC takes note of PIL, seeks responses from MP, Rajasthan governments

“There can be nothing more atrocious than the government distributing cash before the polls,” the petitioners’ counsel argued.

published on : 7th October 2023

CEC tells Telangana government to keep strict vigil on money flow during polls

To prevent any sort of inducement of voters through interstate borders with Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, as many as 148 police checkposts would be set up, the CEC said.

published on : 6th October 2023

Curb flow of cash, ganja to ensure free & fair elections: ECI to Telangana police

The DEOs, SPs and CPs of all three Commissionerates have given presentations on poll preparedness in the State to the ECI. 

published on : 5th October 2023

Karnataka ex-MLA Yathindra says distributed iron boxes, cookers, video goes viral

Yathindra, however, claimed in the video that the items were distributed to ensure his victory and not his father’s.

published on : 20th September 2023

 Fiscal prudence a must, differentiate between freebies, welfarism

It is time for political parties and the Election Commission to lay down basic guidelines to distinguish between a welfare scheme and an irrational freebie.

published on : 1st September 2023

Welfare schemes: States should look for new revenue streams

Tamil Nadu has the highest outstanding debt among all states and union territories.

published on : 26th August 2023

Tax dept to check illegal inducement of voters

The CBIC will be teaming with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to prevent the flow of suspicious cash, illicit liquor, drugs/narcotics, freebies and smuggled goods during election.

published on : 11th July 2023

No more free coffee on your birthday? Companies rein in customer rewards programs — here’s why

The cost of maintaining loyalty programs, recent impacts of inflation and changes in consumer behaviour are among the reasons why companies may be pulling back, say some experts.

published on : 6th July 2023

Take back remark on freebies, AAP tells Delhi L-G

A couple of days ago, Saxena had said the people of the capital are now “used to freebies”. 

published on : 1st July 2023

‘Don’t insult city dwellers’: Delhi CM to L-G on ‘freebies’ 

The chief minister asked him not to “insult” the “hard-working people” of the national capital. Saxena allegedly remarked that the people of Delhi had grown accustomed to receiving free benefits. 

published on : 30th June 2023

 'Cheap popularity': Karnataka Minister N Cheluvarayaswamy retracts criticism of five guarantees

This criticism of Congress policies by the Nagamangala MLA found resonance among BJP sympathisers.

published on : 8th June 2023

Transport union urges TN govt not to wait for public events to disburse retirement benefits

Transport Minister S Sivasankar also distributed cheques to another section of workers during a public event in Madurai three days later."

published on : 5th June 2023

Opposition flays Karnataka govt, asks what’s the cost of guarantees

Opposition parties put the state government on the mat for putting riders on the freebies.

published on : 3rd June 2023
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