Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicBofors scandal

Topic: Bofors scandal

Bofors scandal – When Rajiv Gandhi’s biggest opposition was a swarm of angry journalists

In ‘The Commissioner for Lost Causes’, Arun Shourie writes about The Defamation Bill of 1988 that the press rose as one against.

Madhavsinh Solanki — Congressman behind Rajiv’s ‘no creamy layer’ push & key Bofors player

Four-time Gujarat CM Madhavsinh Solanki, who passed away Saturday, is also credited for building the Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi, Muslim (KHAM) electoral coalition.

How Army’s artillery modernisation plan, stuck in a rut after Bofors, is picking up pace

The Army’s artillery modernisation plans have picked up pace since 2010 and have a major indigenous component in them.  

Guns, Swedes and the Gandhis — how the Bofors scam tested the limits of the CBI’s power

In ‘A Road Well Travelled’, former CBI chief R.K. Raghavan writes about investigating the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bofors scam and cricket match-fixing scandal.

TN Chaturvedi, the CAG whose report on Bofors brought down Rajiv Gandhi govt 

The former IAS officer, who held various posts, including that of Karnataka governor, passed away Sunday night. He was 94.  

CBI probe into Bofors case to continue, to follow new evidence

A trial court observed that the CBI could further investigate the matter based on its own wisdom given that it has independent right and power to do so then.

SC dismisses CBI’s appeal in Bofors case, says grounds of delay not justified

A bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi rejected CBI's plea to disregard the 13 year delay in filing the appeal against Delhi HC's 2005 verdict.

Supreme Court washes hands off MPs law, and Afghanistan ties up with India

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Rahul Gandhi wants House panel probe into Rafale deal, but history shows it’s pointless

India has seen five Parliamentary panel probes into corruption and impropriety but not one has led to any real action.

Guns, thieves & ghosts

India, tangled in a web of defence acquisitions, will likely keep muddling along, battered by scandals and shortages, and not catching any of the guilty.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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