Last week, two independent media websites released audio tapes that purportedly show Amit Shah (pictured), the BJP national general secretary and a top aide of Narendra Modi, directing the illegal surveillance of a young woman in August-September 2009. Photo: PTI<br />

The Gujarat model of stalking

7 min read . 22 Nov 2013
Typically, for any cash transaction—like selling a demand draft—worth `20,000 and above, the banks insist on the PAN (permanent account number) if the customer does not have an existing relationship. For banks’ own customers, the cash transaction limit is `50,000. Photo: Mint<br /> (Mint)

Who is a politically exposed Indian?

4 min read . 15 Jul 2013
RBI governor D. Subbarao says RBI alone cannot check money laundering and banks too cannot ascertain the source of money while taking deposits. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<br /> (Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

RBI not going soft on banks: Subbarao

2 min read . 04 Jun 2013