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BJP strategy to fight Rafale accusations — ‘talk extensively’ about CAG report & SC order

Armed with two 'clean chits' from top authorities, BJP feels it has enough ammunition to slam Congress for 'personal attacks' against PM Modi.
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

NDA Rafale deal cheaper by 2.86% but price could have been cut further: CAG report

IAF didn't want six India-specific enhancements that the Defence Ministry insisted on, the report says.

Mulayam lands low blow on son Akhilesh

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Rafale jet on a runway at Aero India | Commons

CAG flags Modi govt settling for ‘Letter of Comfort’ in its Rafale deal

A CAG report points out the Letter of Comfort means India will have to settle a breach of agreement first through arbitration with French vendors and not the government.
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CAG compares old Rafale deal struck during UPA with Modi govt’s

The Comptroller and Auditor General will be tabling a report that looks at similar deals struck between 2012 and 2017 by IAF, as well as other offers that competed with Dassault’s Rafale offer.
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CAG report on Rafale finalised, may be sent to Parliament in ‘2-3 days’

The CAG report on Rafale made headlines in December 2018 after 'grammatical errors' in the Centre's affidavit suggested it had been examined by the PAC.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley (C) and other members of the ministry before tabling the budget in 2018 | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

India’s next budget may rely on some bogus numbers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a reputation for fiscal prudence, so the expectation is that somehow or the other his finance ministry will get the numbers in line.
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

CAG refuses to share details of Rafale audit, says disclosure will cause breach of Parliament

The Comptroller and Auditor General said that any disclosure at this stage will amount to breach of the Parliament's privilege.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during BJP Parliamentary Party meeting | PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

On Rafale, BJP is not corruption free but investigation free

BJP is finding it hard to defend Rafale deal on its technical and financial aspects, and thus turning to nationalism as a shield.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

India has a right to know how the CJI-led bench went wrong with Rafale judgment

Whatever the court does now in the Rafale case, it will be viewed with scepticism.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?