Sunday, 16 December, 2018


Congress workers carry out a protest against the Rafale deal in Kolkata | File Photo/Saikat Paul/Pacific Press

Rafale deal doesn’t need to be scrutinised, rules Supreme Court

In a relief for the Modi govt, the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into an alleged scam over the Rafale deal.
The Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Rafale controversy: SC to pronounce verdict today on pleas for probing deal with France

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas on November 14.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo in the RBI building in Mumbai | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Autonomy worries are top of the mind as RBI board meets under new governor

The 18-member RBI board is expected to discuss a proposal by the Modi govt for closer supervision of the central bank.
UPSC IAS Officers (representational image) | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

This is why UPSC has invited fresh applications for lateral entry into IAS

The lateral entry scheme, announced in June, has been held up so far amid the UPSC’s struggle with ‘sketchy’ applications.
OP Choudhary with Raman Singh and Amit Shah

This former IAS officer has had the worst possible start to his political career

BJP chief Amit Shah and outgoing Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh campaigned for political debut of O.P Choudhary, the Raipur district collector who quit in August. 
File image of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | @Dev_Fadnavis/Twitter

Fadnavis to respond to Supreme Court’s notice on plea of pending criminal cases against him

The SC's notice was whether or not to admit a plea seeking annulment of his election to the state Assembly for alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases against him.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

SC stays Meghalaya HC ultimatum to IndiGo, SpiceJet for launch of flights from Shillong

IndiGo and SpiceJet had moved top court after Meghalaya High Court put airlines on notice over flights connecting Umroi airport near Shillong to metros. 
Fugitive billionaire Mehul Choksi | Priyanka Parashar/Mint via

Interpol issues red corner notice against Mehul Choksi, says CBI

Choksi has taken citizenship of Antigua after he and his companies allegedly cheated the Punjab National Bank of Rs 7,000 crore. 
Justin Trudeau

Khalistani extremism listed alongside al Qaeda, IS in Canada terror threat list

This is a first for the Justin Trudeau administration, which has often drawn censure from India for allegedly courting Khalistani radicals.
File image of S.R. Sen | Meghalaya High Court website

Meghalaya HC judge says India should’ve been a Hindu country, asks Modi govt to ‘save’ it

Justice S.R. Sen invoked Partition, the related bloodshed and many other historical issues to ask the Modi govt to ‘save this country and its people’.

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.