The Morning Wrap: Government Clueless How Ministries Spent Rs 44,000 Crore; PM Modi Crowdsourcing I-Day Speech

27/07/2015 7:50 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

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India's accountant, the CAG, has said that Rs 44,000 crore in India has been spent by government ministries without any proof of how they were used.

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Frustrated by the lack of easy access to toilets, an IAS couple in Punjab have developed an app that informs users of the nearest and cleanest public toilets.

In Narendra Modi's predilection for mass-contact programmes, he has asked citizens for inputs to his Independence Day speech next month.


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