Rafale case: Media reports can’t be basis for review, govt tells SC

In a reply to an application filed by review petitioners, the Centre told the Supreme Court that “categorical and emphatic” findings recorded by the top court in its December 14, 2018, verdict in the Rafale deal case has no apparent error warranting its review. Read More
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SC gives Centre 4 days to respond on pleas seeking Rafale review

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the Centre’s plea to be granted four weeks’ time to file its response to the pleas. Read More
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Rahul to file fresh apology to SC over ‘chowkidar chor hai’ misquote

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he will apologize to the Supreme Court through a fresh affidavit for wrongly attributing the “chowkidar chor hai” remark and linking it with the top court’s order in Rafale case. Read More
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‘Heat of campaigning’: Rahul sorry for his remark on Rafale SC ruling

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi accepted in the Supreme Court that he had wrongly attributed the “chowkidar chor hain” slogan to the court’s ruling on the Rafale fighter deal. He said he had made the remarks in the “heat of the political campaigning”. Read More
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Supreme Court seeks Rahul’s explanation on contempt plea

The Supreme Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, on a contempt petition filed against him by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, the court has asked Gandhi to explain his remarks made on the Rafale case verdict. Read More
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France gave €143.7m tax relief to Anil Ambani’s firm after Rafale announcement

French newspaper Le Monde reported that a French subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications received a tax waiver from France worth €143.7 million soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India would buy 36 Rafale jets. Read More
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Rafale case: Supreme Court accepts stolen papers as evidence

The Supreme Court rejected the Centre’s objection on the admissibility of the review petitions filed in the Rafale case. The government had argued that the documents were sensitive to national security and their unauthorized photocopying and leakage constituted penal offences. Read More
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Unprecedented waivers were given in Rafale offset deal: Report

N Ram’s report says the provisions of DPP-2013 concerning the provisions for arbitration and access to books of accounts of the industrial suppliers (Article 12) have been waived off by the Modi government, which the government didn’t disclose before the Supreme Court. Read More
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EC squad seizes copies of book on ‘Rafale scam’ in Chennai

The Election Commission’s flying squad raided a Chennai bookshop and seized copies of “Rafale: The Scam That Shook the Nation” on the alleged scam in the Rafale warplane deal. The book is written by an engineer named S Vijayan and the incident happened hours before its launch. Read More
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AIADMK, DMK release their poll manifesto, make similar vows

In Tamil Nadu, both the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam revealed their election manifestos, in which a lot of promises were seen as common. Read More
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