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NIA Amendment Bill, PSU asset monetisation, IMA ponzi scheme
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to empower the agency to probe terror attacks targeting Indians and Indian interests on foreign soil. However, some opposition ministers also criticised the bill. Deeptiman Tiwary, who reports on the Home Ministry for the Indian Express, unpacks what NIA Act covers, what additional powers the Amendment bill has provided and why it has been criticised by the opposition. Next, P Vaidyanathan Iyer, who has been reporting on the political economy for two decades now, explains why the Government’s move towards monetising certain PSU assets is significant for the economy and what bigger projects could be monetised next. Last, why the key accused in a multi-crore IMA group Ponzi scheme in Karnataka has expressed desire to return to India.
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