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Where is the Rafale bribe money?

It is not just the Air Force that struggles along without the modernisation it needs. The Army and Navy fare no better. During the Kargil War, we found to our horror that the Army did not have enough coffins to bring dead soldiers back from that mountainous battlefield.

Govt’s Rafale secrecy plea: SC says need to share information when issue is corruption, rights

Justice K M Joseph, sharing a bench with Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul, said: “Even in the case of those institutions which are not covered (by the RTI Act), if information is asked for in respect of corruption or human rights, they are bound to give them.”

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Meanwhile, police wait for word from Govt on what’s official secret

The Investigating Officer, Inspector Sunil Kumar, filed the chargesheet in court on April 17, 2015 and since then, police have met senior officials of the Ministry, sent multiple letters with reminders, but they have not received any “concrete response”.

Govt to SC: Reject Rafale review plea, annexures a threat to national security

The affidavit was filed exactly a week after Attorney General K K Venugopal, making submissions in the Supreme Court, threatened to invoke the Official Secrets Act and initiate “criminal action” against two publications and a lawyer.

NSUI files complaint against PM Modi on Rafale

The complaint is regarding the alleged “theft” of secret documents related to the Rafale aircraft deal.

Secret documents published in past too, no threat of action, says N Ram

Calling the Official Secrets Act an “obnoxious piece of legislation” used by colonial rulers against the freedom struggle, N Ram said it has rarely been used against publications. “Any number of secret documents have been published in the past.

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The anti-national newspaper!

It is a mystery why the Prime Minister’s Office held parallel negotiations undermining the efforts of the INT. It is a mystery why the three anti-corruption clauses were deleted. It is a mystery why the payment security system was jettisoned... The facts point to an oblique purpose. The CAG had a duty to probe these mysterious aspects and bring out the truth. He failed the country.

After A-G's U-turn, Chidambaram says 'I suppose thief returned Rafale documents'

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said, "On Wednesday, the Official Secrets Act was shown to the newspaper. On Friday, the Olive Branches Act was shown. We salute common sense."

A-G Venugopal does a little rewrite: Statement that files have been stolen is incorrect

The Attorney General’s turnaround came after his remarks were condemned by press groups as “reprehensible... threats” with the “potential of sending out a chilling effect to one and all in the media”.

Start probe into 'missing' Rafale papers from Parrikar, he had claimed they were with him: Rahul

The Congress president's remarks came after the Attorney General KK Venugopal altered his stand saying that “the statement that files have been stolen is wholly incorrect”.

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Express Eye for Detail: CBI vs CBI, AIADMK MLAs to stay disqualified, and Kohli reaches another milestone

In this episode of Express Eye for Detail, a look at the battle within the CBI, the AIADMK gets a breather and Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark.

What were the cases CBI Director Alok Verma was investigating before he was sent on leave

The CBI director, Alok Verma, was investigating several key cases, including a complaint about the controversial Rafale deal, when the government suddenly sent him on leave.

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Rafale deal couldn't take place without Reliance, says report

A report has claimed a top official of Dassault Aviation said in 2017 that a joint venture with Anil Ambani’s Reliance group was a condition to win the 36 jet Rafale deal.

Francois Hollande's visit aims at strengthening relations: French Ambassador

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): France Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said France President François Hollande's second visit to India would be a great occasion to strengthen India-France relations. He added that there were several agendas such as energy restoration, space projects that would be the prime agenda of the talk. On the Rafale deal, Richier said discussions are going on and the outcome was yet not known. He added that there would also be an internal meeting with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. Regarding the threat received on Hollande's visit, Richier said it was being investigated and such threats are just to create disorder.

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