income tax

National

Misusing Statistics

Apologists for Prime Minister Modi’s Demonetisation policy are now claiming it led to a  big rise in direct tax revenues for Financial Year (FY) 2016-17. See, for instance this from Swarajya:  Does this stack up? The obvious logical flaw in this line of reasoning is the well-known ‘Post hoc ergo propter hoc’ fallacy. This is […]

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Demonetisation
Digital India
Politics & Political Commentary

Demonetisation – success or failure?

Was the demonetisation a success or failure? Various government claims and the subsequent lacklustre results leave no doubt that the demonetisation has resulted in no significant utility to the nation and caused considerable damage.

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Corruption
Human rights

Can IT Authorities Summon Judge Indrajit Mahanty for questioning?

10th September, 2016, Cuttack: One is puzzled by the accounting treatment for Justice Indrajit Mahanty’s Rs 2.5 crore working-capital loan for his hotel, The Triple C. Lakhs of rupees are withdrawn and repaid every month in two SBI loan accounts in the name of “Justice Indrajit Mahanty” and strangely, not in the name of Latest […]

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