Pricing details of 36 Rafale fighters being bought from France submitted in sealed cover to Supreme Court. On October 31, hearing PILs questioning the government-to-government deal between India and France for purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft in flyaway condition.
INS Arihant, a strategic asset, was developed for over two decades under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) programme, which comes directly under the Nuclear Command Authority headed by the Prime Minister.
In response to specific queries sent by the CBI without naming anyone, ASG P S Narasimha said in a detailed reply that “for clarity, I reiterate that registration of FIR/ PE [preliminary enquiry] will not await the previous approval required under Section 17A”.
M Nageshwar Rao alleged the Odisha cadre is “highly divided with incessant internecine fights”, and thus “feedback from IPS officers of Odisha may kindly be taken not with a pinch of salt but a ladle of salt” by the government while considering him for the post.
From a Rafale deal complaint to the Medical Council of India bribery case, from a probe into a coal mine allocation case allegedly involving IAS officer Bhaskar Khulbe to an investigation into the Sterling Biotech case.
CBI vs CBI: Sources said a note had been prepared, which was to be approved and signed by Verma on Wednesday, before it was to be sent to the Central Vigilance Commission and the Department of Personnel and Training.
Sources said the CBI followed the trail of some saved WhatsApp messages retrieved from Manoj Prasad, a Dubai-based middlemen. Manoj was arrested by the agency from Delhi airport on Tuesday. Somesh is Manoj’s relative.
According to sources, CBI has put telephone intercepts, WhatsApp messages, money trail and a statement before the magistrate under Section 164. Text messages sent to Asthana seeking a reaction went unanswered.
US officials told The Indian Express that there is “support on both sides of the aisle” for “strong action against Russia”, and President Trump will need a good deal with India for granting a CAATSA waiver.
Reliance’s joint venture with Dassault has been at the centre of a political storm since France’s former President Francois Hollande’s statement that the Anil Ambani-owned firm was chosen as an offset partner as part of a “new formula” by the Indian government.