National Politics 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…

Opinion Politics 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…

National Opinion Politics

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…

Industries National Politics

Hindu digs deep Rafale scam , Rahul says over pricing is to benefit Anil Ambani

  On Monday, The Hindu reported how critical conditions for anti-corruption penalties and an escrow account for payments were dropped days before the Rafale deal was signed.   Before that, it had reported on defence ministry objections to “parallel negotiations” conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office.   The latest report cites the dissent note signed Read More…

National Opinion Politics

Rafale Scam treason act Puts Modi in jail : Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of acting as a middleman of Anil Ambani in the Rafale jet deal, as he cited an e-mail to claim the businessman was aware of the MoU before India and France signed it.   Ambani’s knowledge of a defence deal under preparation, which even the Read More…

National Politics Voice

Unified opposition wants Modi to resign over 30000 Crores Rafale Scam

The Rafale deal issue rocked the Lok Sabha Friday, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman dismissing the media report on the deal as “flogging a dead horse” and slamming the opposition for playing into the hands of vested interests.   Amid the opposition uproar over the Rafale matter, Sitharaman made a suo motu statement on the Read More…

National Opinion Politics

Hindu N.Ram expose documentary proof of MOD protest over Rafale deal

Splco reproduce  the exact words of famous Sr. Journalist in South india N. Ram’s article in THE Hindu dated 08-02-2019 here below    At the height of the negotiations over the controversial €7.87 billion Rafale deal between India and France, the Defence Ministry raised strong objections to “parallel negotiations” conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office Read More…