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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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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Rafale: Supreme Court says RTI prevails over Official Secrets Act

The Supreme Court, while hearing the case seeking a review of its judgment on the Rafale warplane deal, said the Right to Information Act, 2005 prevails over the Official Secrets Act, 1923. For this, the court referred to certain sections of the RTI Act. Read More
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Centre to SC: Dismiss Rafale case, it jeopardizes national security

The defence ministry, on Wednesday, has urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the Rafale review petition that contains leaked confidential documents of the defence ministry on the pretext that the documents compromise national security. Read More
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Now, attorney general Venugopal says Rafale papers not stolen

After telling the Supreme Court that classified documents related to the Rafale deal were stolen from the defence ministry, attorney general KK Venugopal has taken a complete U-turn. He now says reports of him having said so was “wholly incorrect”. Read More
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Rafale row: Ram refuses to reveal his sources, says papers not stolen

N Ram said, “We got them from confidential sources and no force on earth can make me or us reveal the source of the documents, because we have given our word.” Read More
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New N Ram exposé shows no bank guarantee hiked Rafale’s price

N Ram, in his latest report in Hindu, has revealed that the cost of including bank guarantees, which the French suppliers in Rafale deal refused to follow, has cost India €574 million. This increased the estimated cost of the deal of 35 Rafale jets to €7.87 billion. Read More
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