Electoral bonds: Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, Election Commission in 2 weeks on plea seeking stay on scheme
The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties.
RBI had no objection to issuance of electoral bonds via SBI, move to bring in transparency to funding in political system: Nirmala Sitaraman
SBI in the CCB meeting and other internal fora would have discussed the multiple facets of the electoral bonds schemes.
P Chidambaram calls electoral bonds 'biggest scam of the decade', says purchasers will be known to BJP
P Chidambaram, who is lodged in jail in cases of corruption and money laundering, said purchasers will be known to the bank and, therefore, to the government.
Winter Session of Parliament: Prakash Javadekar sounds optimistic note on combating pollution; Opposition demands PM 'break silence' over electoral bonds
For the second consecutive day, air pollution was discussed at length in the Lok Sabha, while electoral bonds were discussed in the Rajya Sabha.
Electoral bonds controversy: Recent criticism of campaign funding rings hollow considering the alternative is cash
Campaign financing has long been a hotly-debated topic in democracies around the world. Political parties need to spread their message to voters, rallies need to be held, travelling and other expenses are incurred.
BJP calls electoral bonds 'successful attempt to usher in honest money', claims Congress doesn't want transparency in elections
BJP leader Piyush Goyal added that the Congress when in power used to go after those who donated money to the BJP through cheques.
Winter Session of Parliament: Debate on air pollution takes musical turn; Congress says electoral bonds made 'corruption official'
Parliament proceedings on Thursday saw sharp exchanges of words as well as, rather unexpectedly, singing sessions as legislators spoke at length on air pollution in Delhi.
Electoral bonds: Lack of promised transparency makes channel for political funding vulnerable to unholy politico-corporate nexus
When the Narendra Modi government came to power, one of its biggest promises was to make political funding transparent.
Electoral bonds a 'political bribery scheme', govt must disclose all details before Parliament, says Congress
The Congress demanded on Wednesday that the government must disclose all details about electoral bonds before Parliament, alleging that the scheme resulted in money laundering and destroyed transparency in the funding of political parties
Electoral bonds worth Rs 6,128 crore sold since last year; Mumbai recorded highest sale of Rs 1,880 cr followed by Kolkata, Delhi
According to the non-governmental organisation Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), electoral bonds worth Rs 277 crore have been sold since last year
Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding
Rajya Sabha to hold discussion on electoral reforms tomorrow; Opposition parties had given notice last week
The leaders of the parties are expected to discuss electoral bonds, 'One Nation, One Election' and Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) malfunction in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.
Union Budget 2019: As Nirmala Sitharaman readies for her maiden budget, answers to some long-forgotten promises are awaited
The Budget should spell out ways to achieve real transparency in electoral funding.
Daily Bulletin: 1st session of 17th Lok Sabha begins today; IMA to protest in support of Bengal doctors; day's top stories
Today's top stories: The first Parliament session of the 17th Lok Sabha will commence today; 93 children died of encephalitis in Bihar; the IMA has called for a nationwide strike in solidarity with the striking doctors of West Bengal; and more.
Parties got 99.8% donations through electoral bonds of Rs 10 lakh, Rs 1 crore between March 2018 and January, reveals RTI reply
A whopping 99.8 per cent of donations received by political parties was through electoral bonds of the highest denominations - Rs 10 lakh and Rs one crore - between March 2018 and 24 January, 2019
Supreme Court asks political parties to disclose details of electoral bonds to Election Commission in 'sealed cover'
The ruling on electoral bonds came a day after the top court rejected the Centre's appeal to let it continue using the funding system till the end of Lok Sabha Election 2019
Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi to both tour southern states today; SC to rule on electoral bonds; today's top stories
Today's top stories: Both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in the southern states on Friday; incidents of violence were reported from several places as Phase 1 of polling got over on Thursday; the Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on electoral bonds today; and more.
Supreme Court to pass interim order on electoral bonds tomorrow, rejects Centre's appeal to 'not interfere' till end of LS polls
The Centre and the Election Commission (EC) has taken contrary stand in the matter of electoral bonds with the government wanting to maintain anonymity of donors while the election watchdog vouching for transparency
Arun Jaitley defends electoral bonds, says 'black money will return' if donors forced to disclose their names
Jaitley further said that in the earlier system identities of donors, intermediary, as well as the party receiving the fund were not known.
Election Commission warning on electoral bonds: Opaqueness defeats idea of clean money in political funding
Electoral bonds scheme, which came into effect in January 2018, had clocked in over Rs 600 crore political funding by October 2018.