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India

France has ‘delivered’ 3 Rafale jets; training has begun: Govt

MoS for Defence said the NDA government bargained with France better than UPA had done, getting a better price for a more potent war machine

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Article

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi’s apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

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India

CJI to deliver 5 verdicts in 8 days: From Ayodhya to Rafale

In the Ayodhya case, if the CJI-headed bench cannot deliver a verdict before his retirement, a new bench has to be constituted afresh to hear the case all over again

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Elections

Joshi never wrote this letter to Advani: ANI, secy Belwal

Two developments, rather than any conspiracy theory, sealed the fate of Murli Manohar Joshi’s purported letter to LK Advani

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India

Mamata’s show of ‘united’ opposition: Who said what

Kolkata: Indian National Congress president sent to Mamata Banerjee’s ‘United India’ rally in Kolkata on Saturday Mallikarjun Kharge and Abhishek Manu Singhvi to represent his party. The other opposition parties that registered their attendance at the function were the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Loktantrik Janata Dal, Nationalist Congress Party, Janata Dal (Secular), Rashtriya Lok […]

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India

Yashwant Sinha launches ‘Rashtra Manch’

New Delhi: After months of snipping at the BJP, a disgruntled Yashwant Sinha today launched a political platform, joined by a number of politicians led by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha. The new political platform ‘Rashtra Manch’ seeks to take the Centre on and would start a movement against its policies, former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha […]

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India

Tughluqshahi decision to disqualify AAP MLAs, says Yashwant

New Delhi: Rebel BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha today backed the AAP over the disqualification of its 20 MLAs with the former calling the president’s decision a “tughluqshahi” order. In a major setback to the AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind has disqualified 20 of its MLAs in Delhi for holding offices of profit, a […]

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Editorial Views

Opposition’s Problems With CJI

Justice Dipak Misra refuses leniency to Yakub Memon, brings down case backlogs, puts Ayodhya on fast track, troubles real estate majors, wants justice for victims of 1984 riots, disallows defamation, has expertise in a variety of laws, delegates cases to all SC judges… With the chorus of endorsement of the press conference held by four […]

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India

Yahswant Sinha asks cabinet ministers to ‘speak up’ like SC judges

New Delhi Firing a fresh salvo at the government, disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today asked his party colleagues and ministers to “get rid of their fear” and “speak up for democracy” like the four Supreme Court judges who came out publicly against the chief justice. The former Union minister referred to the comments of […]

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Economy

Yashwant Sinha terms FDI reforms as deviation from BJP line

Narsinghpur: Veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today termed the latest round of Foreign Direct Investment reforms as a deviation from the party’s stand, and said 100 per cent FDI in single-brand retail will hit small traders. Sinha, who has been critical of the Narendra Modi government for its handling of economy among other issues, was here […]