Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah inaugurates a new bus terminus in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on 27 March 2016. It was a spanking-new, modern construction with a fancy design befitting the ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ label. The terminal was constructed by Cube Construction Engineering Limited through one of its subsidiaries. On its website, the company crows about having built the “best” bus terminal in India.Read more
India’s revenue intelligence agency has told The Wire that it has every intention of filing an appeal against the dismissal of its show-cause notice against the Adani Group for the over-invoicing of imports to the tune of around Rs 5,500 crore.
This information was provided after The Wire reported that the DRI had just one day left to decide its course of action.Read more
The country may have been surprised by the names of the various Indian individuals and companies who came tumbling out of the Paradise Papers last week but not the Narendra Modi government, which has been sitting on information about the offshore entities of at least one big corporate – the Essar group – for two and a half years without taking the “immediate appropriate action” it is now promising in the face of ongoing disclosures by the Indian Express.Read more
PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA's work experience, spanning over four decades, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bangla and Hindi. His main areas of interest are the working of the political economy and the media in India and the world, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films. He teaches and speaks on these subjects. He participates frequently in, and organises, seminars and conferences. He is a regular contributor to publications and websites and frequently appears on the radio and on television channels as an anchor as well as an analyst. Paranjoy served as Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly from April 4, 2016 to July 18, 2017.