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Christian Michel moved to solitary confinement in Tihar after IB input on ‘threat to life’

Suspected AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel has flagged his detention in solitary confinement in an application moved before a special court.

BJP’s Agusta gambit and Yogi’s idea of justice through renaming

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Youth Congress leader appears for Christian Michel in court, sparks controversy

Advocate Aljo K. Joseph, whose Twitter bio says he is part of the Youth Congress, appeared for Michel in a Delhi court, where the CBI had sought his custody.
AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian at CBI headquarters in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

With Michel’s extradition, BJP gets ammo to target Congress and blunt Rafale attacks

In an election year, BJP is likely to go all out against ex-Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her Man Friday Ahmed Patel on the AgustaWestland deal.
Monsoon session of Parliament

Agnivesh seeks judicial probe into attack, and no-confidence motion after 15 years

Front page No-confidence motion moved in Parliament. The Lok Sabha will start debating the no-confidence motion, the first in 15 years, Friday. Going by the arithmetic in the House, which currently has 535 members, the BJP-led NDA is expected to defeat the motion, The Indian Express reports. Day after attack, Swami Agnivesh says attack ‘state-sponsored’. A day after he was attacked in Jharkhand's Pakur area, allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists, social activist Swami Agnivesh claimed Wednesday that the attack was “state-sponsored” and demanded a judicial inquiry, reports The Tribune. J&K bans 30 TV channels. Rahiba Parveen reports for ThePrint that the ban includes Pakistani news channels, as well as some offering religious content. Cable operators have labelled the order a threat to their business. Defence got Rs 36 crore in FDI in 18 years. According to ministry of defence figures submitted in Parliament Wednesday, there has been a mere $5.13 million (Rs 36...

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.