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2G not the only gem, Vinod Rai’s CAG had also come up with one on Air India

CAG report emphasised that Air India was the 'national carrier', and argued for giving it 'more than a level playing field', despite all the ills plaguing it.
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2G spectrum allocation was a total bankruptcy of any pretence of morality: Vinod Rai

In this excerpt from his book titled 'Not Just An Accountant', former CAG Vinod Rai writes about how the auditor came up with the number and its consequences. 
Use speed post, it’s better than private courier: Postal dept to defence ministry

Use Speed Post, it’s better than private courier: Postal dept to defence ministry

Citing a CAG report, postal department says that unlike private couriers, speed post is legally bound by the provision of Post Office Act to provide best service
Eric Trappier, Chairman, Dassault Aviation and Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group | Official release from Reliance Group and Dassault Aviation Incorporate

The government must part with more details on Rafale pricing to end the debate

For far too long, successive governments have used the veil of secrecy to block information on defence spending and acquisition.

Ammunition shortages arose because generals prioritised flashy, ‘status’ items like tanks

The Army was willing to let massive shortages accrue in a dangerous game of brinksmanship to extract more money from the bureaucracy.

CAG says Akash missile’s a dud, not inducted on China border yet

The missile, which was to be deployed on the China border after large scale adversary build-up, has not been inducted yet. Manu Pubby

Oxygen leak in torpedo led to Sindhurakshak explosion, submarine was “not justified for deployment” — Probe

First time Navy Inquiry report made public; 17 personnel died in 2013 accident. Manu Pubby

55 per cent ammo below minimum stock level, no significant improvement in shortages since 2013: CAG

Audit on war wastage reserves says procurements initiated under 2013 roadmap not yet inked. Manu Pubby

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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.

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.


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?