Anand Mishra


No fake currency was seized from Nov 8 to Dec 30, Finance Ministry tells PAC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

During the period, there was an increase of 136 per cent in the number of groups searched than the last year.

System getting ready for digital economy, RBI Governor tells PAC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Need to work on infrastructure, increase availability of swipe machines: central bank officials

PAC: watchdog for govt spending; panel of consensus, controversy
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

After asking the RBI Governor tough questions and threatening to call in the PM to explain demonetisation, Parliament’s PAC is back in the news. Anand Mishra tells the Committee’s story

Recall remarks on PM Modi: BJP member to PAC head KV Thomas
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Addressing a press conference in Kerala, Thomas said on Monday, “We have the powers to summon anyone, even the Prime Minister and the ministers.”

Demonetisation: On Nov 7, it was Govt which ‘advised’ RBI to ‘consider’ note ban, got RBI nod next day
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

That’s what RBI says in 7-page note to House panel; agrees with Govt’s rationale to counter ‘FICN menace’.

PAC has power to call PM Modi too: KV Thomas on note ban
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Sources said the Finance Ministry is concerned about the back-to-back depositions of key finance officers just ahead of the Budget.

House panel questions delay in granting CBFC certificates to films
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Shashikant Sharma, Ajay Mittal, Pahlaj Nihalani, P Siddharth Roy Kapoor and the President of the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) have already briefed the panel.

Explain demonetisation, your role, flip-flops, secrecy: Parliament panel to RBI Governor Urjit Patel
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Urjit Patel to appear before PAC on January 28, list of 10 questions sent

Demonetisation: Top secys want meeting put off, PAC says no
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The PAC will try to present the report on demonetisation in the Budget Session.

India reminds China on Pak-based Masood Azhar: ‘Terror like snake that bites hand that feeds it’
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Engagement with Pakistan should continue, says Akbar

New Year gift for farmers, small traders, women from PM Narendra Modi
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

PM Modi also warned tough action against ‘dishonest’ people and said the government would be friend to an ‘honest’ taxpayer.

Scrap creamy layer ceiling for OBC quota: House panel members
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Several members in the panel from Opposition parties took objection to the government’s “dilly-dallying” over both issues.

UP elections 2017: Why smaller castes could hold the key to power
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Yadavs, Jatavs, upper castes have shown fairly stable political loyalties in recent times, and Muslims have largely gone with the party most likely to defeat BJP. But successive elections have shown that the road to Lucknow passes through successful social coalitions

Mann ki Baat: 5 days to Dec 30, PM Modi says ‘no full stops’ in black money drive
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Just the beginning... have to win this battle, says PM in last radio talk of year

Pushing Opposition unity, Congress reaches out to other parties
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Party calls joint press conference to attack govt on demonetisation, other issues

Demonetisation: Was RBI given enough time to discuss note ban, Manmohan Singh asks House panel
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Manmohan Singh also suggested that the panel — which is looking into the demonetisation decision — call government officials to depose before it hears RBI Governor Urjit Patel.

As Pak covers for terror, Opposition does for dishonest: PM Modi
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Modi said now that the Congress leader has spoken — he did not name him — “there is no chance of an earthquake since people of the country have understood”.

Opposition chorus: Probe, clear PM Modi name
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

TMC calls for CBI investigation, Lalu, NCP, Left also call for probe; BJD says Rahul should substantiate.

Decision without homework, India not prepared for digitisation of cash, says K V Thomas
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

"We have called the RBI governor and officers from the finance ministry before the panel," said K V Thomas.

Army chief appointment: JDU raises ‘Emergency’; no politics, says BJP
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The JD(U) leader said that such appointments were previously opposed by the BJP, which is “now doing the same thing” when in power.

After quake warning, Rahul Gandhi’s PM meeting rattles party, opposition
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Many questioned the timing as it came just two days after Rahul Gandhi claimed he had “information” on the “personal corruption” of the Prime Minister, a claim the BJP and the government had dismissed as the “joke of the year”.

Session over, speak up in public: Opposition parties to Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

BSP chief Mayawati said that Rahul should hold a press conference and reveal the facts if he has evidence against Modi.

‘Agusta first, all other issues later’: Ministers target Sonia, Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Ananth Kumar said, “The Agusta exposé too is unprecedented... Many members wanted to know if Sonia wants to give a reply on it.”

Govt mulls special session to push GST-related bills
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The CCPA, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, is expected to meet immediately after the two Houses are adjourned.

Ministers hit back at Rahul Gandhi, call him laughing stock, say he tells lies
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

“Rahul Gandhi knows his charge against PM is a damp squib and ab initio null and void,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said.

MPs unite to pass disability bill; How nice, notes Rajya Sabha chair
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Some Opposition members cracked jokes about the definitions of various disabilities.

Arun Jaitley vs Anand Sharma and Azad over Rijiju and Arunachal power plant
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Having given a notice, Sharma raised the matter during question hour.

Hardik Patel interview: ‘Gujarat polls not the semifinal before 2019, it will be the final’
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Hardik Patel, who has been leading the Patidar agitation, spoke to The Indian Express in New Delhi before leaving for Patna.

Hardik Patel’s exile ends in January, plans for rallies with Nitish Kumar
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Accompanied by half-a-dozen leaders of various other associations of Patel sub-castes, Hardik is set to meet Nitish in Patna on Tuesday.

Chorus for House panel to take up CAG’s Agusta report
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Mahtab said that an early examination of the issue in PAC will depend on how soon the background note on the issue is submitted to the panel by the Defence Ministry.

Party lines blur at Nishad protest outside Parliament today
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

With Assembly polls round the corner, the Nishads are being wooed by all parties.

BJP base sliding in UP, says Mayawati
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Calling the rally a “flop show”, Mayawati said that the “very small” numbers showed that the BJP’s mass base had “slid”.

Opposition hits back at PM Modi: untruth, face House
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

The party’s Deputy Leader in the Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma, said Modi was “peddling untruths”.

Demonetisation: MPs and Their Money
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

5 Questions: ‘Why create a fissure when none exists?’, asks Meenakshi Lekhi
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP Lok Sabha MP, speaks to The Indian Express

Zero import duty on wheat: ‘Anti-national’ move, will hit farmers: Opposition
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Members from the Congress, BSP, SP, JD(U) and Left parties alleged that the move to cut import duty from 10 per cent to zero, at a time when the country has enough buffer stock, will hit the farmer.