Nilotpal Basu of the Communist Party of India Marxist CPI(M) said that the crisis one is witnessing in the banking sector is a part of the larger crisis the country is facing on multiple fronts. He was speaking at the public meeting titled ‘Crisis in the Banking Sector: Who Stole? Who Pays?,’ which was organized in the wake of recent PNB fraud, rising NPAs, and the crisis being faced by the Public Sector Banks in general.

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On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the landmark lawsuit, filed by the villagers of Mundra, challenging the absolute immunity of powerful institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The villagers are affected by the coal-fired Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Project, which was partially funded by the IFC.

This will be the first time the US Supreme Court will address the scope of international organisations’ immunity.

Visit here to know more about the case or to access the documents.