Companies Legal

Reliance back tracks and withdrew defamation cases against Congress Leaders and NH media

Reliance Group on Tuesday said that it has decided to withdraw the Rs 5,000 crore defamation suits against several Congress leaders and National Herald newspaper for “defamatory” remarks on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal.   A statement issued by the company’s spokesperson said, “We believe that the defamatory statements by certain individuals and corporate Read More…

Indian Subcontinent

Bofors scam charges on Rajiv Gandhi quashed by Court but not by Modi

Irritated by the greeting crowd and poll noises about Rafale scam Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost his balance and launched a vitriolic attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday during a rally in Uttar Pradesh, saying that his father and former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi, died as “Bhrastachari no. 1” (Corrupt No. 1). Read More…

Indian Subcontinent National Voice

SC blow to Modi’s Rafale Scam : Congress goes aggressive , Defence minister goes defensive

After the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Modi government on Wednesday with its decision to allow leaked documents to review a previous judgment, a political row broke out between Congress led by Rahul Gandhi and the ruling BJP.   Taken the verdict of Supreme Court’s decision on million dollars Rafale scam , Congress Read More…

Indian Subcontinent National Supreme Court

SC refused to accept Modi government stand on Rafale scam and named documents

The Supreme Court On Wednesday named below three documents : (1)an eight-page note, dated June 1, 2016, written by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team (2)Note 18 of the Ministry of Defence (File number AirHQ/S/96380/3/ASR PC-XXVI) and (3)Note-10 written by SK Sharma, deputy secretary in the MoD dated November 24, 2015.   On the Read More…

Indian Subcontinent National Supreme Court

Rafale deal allegations SC to Look preliminary objections raised by the Modi Govt

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will decide first on the preliminary objections raised by the Centre and then go into the facts of the Rafale fighter jet deal case.   A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi wrapped up the hearing on preliminary objections by the Centre that review petitioners in the Read More…

Indian Subcontinent Opinion Supreme Court

PC Sarcastic on AG’s Volte-face of Rafale Scam documents inside Supreme Court

Taking a swipe at Attorney General K K Venugopal’s fresh remark on Rafale documents, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said that from “stolen documents” they became “photocopied documents” as the “thief” may have returned them.   His jibe came a day after the attorney general said that the Rafale documents were not stolen Read More…

Supreme Court

AG made 180 degree jump and now says Rafale documents were not stolen in SC

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Friday did a 180 degree tilt and said the Rafale documents were not stolen from the Defence Ministry and that what he meant in his submission before the Supreme Court was that petitioners in the application used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.   His comments Read More…

Indian Subcontinent National Opinion

No force on earth can make me or us reveal the source of Rafale documents : Hindu Ram. 

N. Ram, Chairman of The Hindu publishing group, responded strongly to Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s argument in the Supreme Court that the Rafale deal documents were “stolen” and those publishing them were guilty under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).   Asked if the Attorney General’s argument would have a chilling effect on investigative journalism, Mr. Read More…

Companies Legal

Modi government only made in France decision doesn’t impress HAL

The Bengaluru-based defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics limited will not be interested in the Rafale project anymore in the current phase, according to a top company official.   “As of now, it is about direct purchase. So it’s nothing like that there is manufacturing involved in it. That is the reason we are not interested in Read More…