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This is why the Supreme Court should take some blame for India’s economic crisis

Within just a few years, Supreme Court’s judgments — from 2G to coal block cancellations — have slowed the Indian economy, say experts.
Naveen Jindal

Naveen Jindal, 4 others to be charged with cheating & criminal conspiracy in coal scam case

A special court in Delhi ordered the framing of charges in the case pertaining to the allocation of the Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh.
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Vinod Rai found fault with coal allocations where it existed, and where it didn’t

By going to the media, Vinod Rai set a precedent for other CAGs to make their reports a public spectacle.
Anil Swarup

Vinod Rai wrong on coal scam, his stance hurt governance: Ex-coal secretary Anil Swarup

Anil Swarup disputes Vinod Rai’s calculation of loss, saying it did not factor in major aspects of the sector, alleges he was on ‘fault-finding mission’.
HC Gupta

IAS Association activates idle welfare fund to help colleagues fight coal scam taint

The IAS Association has thrown its weight behind former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and two others convicted in the coal block allocation scam.
HC Gupta

Three IAS officers, including HC Gupta, get 3 years in jail for coal scam

Former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and the two IAS officers are accused in the irregular allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal to a private firm.
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The dreaded, dead law under which three IAS officers have been convicted in coal scam

Government servants have lashed out at the conviction of IAS officer H.C. Gupta and two others under Section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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Coal scam convict HC Gupta’s son wants to be an ‘upright’ IAS officer just like his father

HC Gupta’s son Sarthak says his father’s legal tribulations over the coal scam have been ‘disheartening’, but he is driven to enter the IAS.
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Ex-IAS officer’s conviction in coal scam is miscarriage of justice

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Coalgate scam: IAS body calls convictions of 3 ‘honest’ officers ‘most unfortunate’

Court said the 3 officers withheld information from ex-PM Manmohan Singh and distorted facts while recommending a private company for allotment of a coal block

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.