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No major order, SC told interim CBI chief, he closes a case
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

The case had stemmed from another case registered by the CBI in January 2015 in which Bhandari was named along with Joint Commissioner Sallong Yaden who was arrested while allegedly “receiving” a bribe from Shreyans Bhandari.

Rafale deal: French NGO demands probe from French National Prosecutor
Sat, Nov 24, 2018

The complaint was lodged at the end of October with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, seeking an investigation into the circumstances under which 36 combat aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold by France to India in 2016.

IAF told SC in Rafale hearing: Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet under induction till 2021
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Rafale deal: The answers of the senior officers of the Indian Air Force to the questions posed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are seen as being critical to the case.

Rafale deal: MMRCA delay allowed India’s adversaries to upgrade, says government
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

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.

Within a year, CVC gave two opposite orders on note against Rakesh Asthana
Fri, Nov 09, 2018

CBI power shift: The CVC passed two diametrically different orders within a year on the same “note” against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

INS Arihant’s patrol over: Nuclear-triad in place, submarine our shield against blackmail, says PM Modi
Tue, Nov 06, 2018

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.

CBI bribery case: ‘Happened because of Asthana name… Money may have been exchanged’
Mon, Nov 05, 2018

The transcripts suggest alleged links between R&AW officer Samant Kumar Goel and Asthana in the bribery case in which the CBI Special Director was named Accused No.1.

Rakesh Asthana named after ASG’s ‘favourable’ opinion: No prior approval needed for FIR
Thu, Nov 01, 2018

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”.

Odisha IPS cadre biased against me, hostile: CBI interim chief told govt
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

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.

CBI vs CBI: Under Supreme Court gaze, CBI changes probe officer in Moin Qureshi case
Mon, Oct 29, 2018

The Qureshi case is at the heart of the current turmoil in the CBI, with the case files being asked for by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in its correspondence with Alok Verma.

The man behind the fist
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Tracing the life of dynamic martial arts and cultural icon, Bruce Lee

CBI power shift: Seven key files on Alok Verma’s table when he was asked to go
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

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 power shift: No. 2 was to be suspended Wednesday, but midnight action took out No. 1
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

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.

Alok Verma removed as CBI Director, moves SC challenging govt’s midnight order
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

M Nageshwar Rao, a 1986 batch Odisha cadre officer and Joint Director at the CBI took over the duties and functions of CBI Director.

No. 1 versus No. 2: Asthana stripped of all responsibilities at CBI, probe against him continues
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

As Special Director and No. 2 at the CBI, Rakesh Asthana was heading a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which was responsible for some high-profile and sensitive cases.

For fairness sake, share Rakesh Asthana letter with us: CBI writes to CVC
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The CBI said that although its files “are confidential and are not public documents,” it has “shared some of the files sought by the CVC and cooperated with the CVC”.

CBI goes after CBI: Rakesh Asthana team member arrested
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Deputy SP probing Moin Qureshi case held for ‘falsification of records’.

FIR by CBI against Rakesh Asthana followed statement by Moin Qureshi case accused
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

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.

CBI names its No. 2 Asthana as accused No. 1 in bribery case; lens on RAW official
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

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.

Washington lets Delhi know: Buy our F-16s, can give Russia deal waiver
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

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.

Dassault union papers refer to Reliance JV as part of ‘Make in India’ policy
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

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.

The new non-alignment
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Washington may frown, but New Delhi can’t afford to ignore old ally Russia.

Rafale aircraft deal: To get contract, deal with Reliance was a condition, says Dassault official
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The deal for 36 Rafale aircraft in a government-to-government agreement was announced by the PM on April 10, 2015 during his visit to Paris which led to the cancellation of the 126 aircraft deal being negotiated by the previous government.

Explained | Rafale aircraft deal: What Supreme Court seeks, and what is known
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

When commercial bids were opened in 2012, Rafale came as the ‘L-1’ or lowest bidder, which led to the process of negotiations being started with Dassault, the maker of Rafale.

India follows independent policy: General Bipin Rawat on S-400 deal with Russia
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

General Rawat made these remarks during his keynote address at the General K V Krishna Rao inaugural memorial lecture, which was delivered by retired diplomat G Parthasarathy on ‘India’s Security & Foreign Policy Challenges’.