Anand Mishra


BJP MP reopens Snoopgate, asks PM to let CBI probe Sushilkumar Shinde
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The Snoopgate row erupted in November 2013 when news websites Cobrapost and Gulail released audio tapes, alleging that Amit Shah, ordered illegal surveillance of a young woman by Gujarat police.

Maharashtra civic polls: Congress has lost backing of poor, says Arun Jaitley
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Jaitley, who has even earlier attacked Congress over dynastic politics, further said, “Parties which adopt dynastic succession as an alternative to merit-based leadership creation, suffer from a natural disadvantage.

SP notifies Amar Singh’s expulsion to Rajya Sabha
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Singh was expelled at an SP convention when Akhilesh replaced Mulayam as the SP chief amid a turf war in the party.

Seen & heard: Coming up, BJP jingle that announces ‘victory’
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Another jingle with the same catch line seeks to send out a message of hope.

First discussed note ban with RBI in Feb 2016: Shaktikanta Das
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

It is learnt that Das told the panel that a discussion between the government and RBI started, at a very high level, in February 2016.

PAC: Explain risk of online frauds, NPAs
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia is reported to have said that the government has all information, and assured that the details will be shared with PAC.

Additional power to taxmen: Govt to reveal reason for searches before Constitutional courts
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Revenue secretary, while appearing before a Parliamentary panel, has clarified the government’s stand on the fresh provisions introduced in the Budget.

Tax exemption ‘misuse’: Impose penalty on Tata trusts, House panel asks govt
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Some members in PAC sub-committee including chairman Dubey demanded action over the “misuse” of tax exemption by such bodies with specific reference to two trusts of Tata, informed the sources.

Members seek names of big defaulters: Cashless drive a ‘cruel imposition’, says PAC chief
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The meeting also saw a demand for amendment to the 1934 RBI Act to ensure that names of big corporate defaulters are made public.

President’s election: Nitish Kumar in talks with Opposition parties over common nominee
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

In 2012, Nitish, despite being a part of the NDA then, had supported UPA’s Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee.

Nothing to fear…Opposition needs to unite, work on its agenda, not just react: Nitish Kumar
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Nitish Kumar’s anti-BJP pitch and his meetings with Opposition leaders, particularly from Left, comes in the backdrop of speculation of his cosying up to BJP.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Opposition members target PM Modi
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Accusing Modi of dragging political debate to a “new low”, members from Congress, CPM and JDU also joined hands to slam the PM for not agreeing to reply to clarifications by JD(U) member Sharad Yadav.

Slugfest in Upper House over cash scrap decision
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Congress MP Viplove Thakur slammed the government for its publicity of the surgical strikes, and accused it of “selling” sacrifices of soldiers.

UP elections 2017: RLD vows quota to EBCs, others
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Under the Karpoori Thakur formula, which Bihar adopted in 1978, reservation was given under sub-quota for the most backward classes (MBCs).

PM Modi urges saints to push social reforms
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

He urged saints to show the path to freedom from ills like illiteracy, ignorance, malnutrition, black money and corruption that have “gripped Bharat Mata”.

BJP convinces RLSP not to contest in Uttar Pradesh
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The BJP ally had decided to contest 80 seats but withdrew following a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

House panel to renew focus on OBC vacancies
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

The Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, which has been looking at the issue for some time now, has taken up the matter again after it was reconstituted last month.

Digital economy will help cut costs: PM Modi
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

PM Modi said this can be done without spending anything through digital payments.

Demonetisation: LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls meeting of PAC, other panels
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

BJP member Nishikant Dubey, who is convener of two sub-groups in the PAC, wrote to the Speaker protesting against Thomas’s decision to call the top Finance Ministry officials.

Uniform Civil Code can’t be imposed in rush: Nitish Kumar to law panel
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Nitish said that in his view, the Uniform Civil Code must be seen as a measure of reform for the welfare of the people, and “not a political instrumentality to be hurriedly imposed” against their wishes

BJP wants privilege motion against PAC chief
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

This is the first time that a member of a parliamentary panel has given a privilege notice against its chairman.

Vinay Katiyar’s remarks on looks anger Priyanka
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Stating that the “BJP has insulted India’s womanhood”, Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

RSS Leader’s reservation remark: NDA’s Bihar allies make strong pitch for quota
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

LJP chief Paswan vows ‘protest from Parliament to streets’ if reservation policy is changed, RLSP demands quota for EBCs

JD(U) to non-BJP parties: Use RSS’s ‘anti-quota stand’
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

“All opposition parties in favour of reservation in UP should make reservation a poll plank.” K C Tyagi general secretary, JD(U)

No fake currency was seized from November 8 to December 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.