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Union Budget

Parliamentary panel may not summon AG, CAG over Rafale as most members against Kharge’s proposal

Rahul Gandhi said that no Comptroller and Auditor General report was shared with the parliamentary panel headed by Mallikarjun Kharge.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court merely sniffing secret envelopes to see if there’s a scam in Rafale deal

Opposition has already approached the CVC and the CAG on Rafale deal.
Indian railways

Good news for rail passengers: Flexi-fare scrapped in 15 top trains, reduced in 101

The Indian railways has decided to scrap flexi-fare in 15 premium trains while the scheme will be discontinued in 32 other trains during lean season.
Civil Servants

India Inc is getting retired IAS, IFS officers as directors to get closer to Lutyens’ Delhi

450 former civil servants are on company boards, many in sectors they regulated while in government, raising questions of propriety and ethics.

Gujarat ‘open defecation-free’, but CAG flushes Modi govt’s claim down the toilet

The CAG report, tabled in Gujarat assembly, shows nearly 30% of the households in 120 gram panchayats do not have toilets. 
Congress

Congress leaders meet CAG, demand early report on alleged irregularities in Rafale deal

Congress leaders handed a memorandum to the CAG and said it expects the truth to prevail after the report on Rafale deal is made public.
Yashwant Sinha talking to press

Ex-union ministers Yashwant Sinha & Arun Shourie demand CAG audit into Rafale deal

Shourie terms it the ‘biggest defence scam in India’, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan calls it ‘criminal misconduct’.
Students in India

CAG alleges fraud and failed implementation of schemes for SC students in Punjab

Punjab has the highest proportion of SCs in India, but has hardly passed on any benefits to students under central and state government schemes.
day and night test cricket match

Not players’ body clocks, nostalgia is holding back day-night Test cricket in India

Vinod Rai had concerns about players' body clocks while talking about fans' interest. But won't it be better for fans to be able to watch Tests every day?
Former CAG Vinod Rai who A Raja has alleged was a vigilante

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.

On Camera

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.
GoT

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.

Defence

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?