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Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley during a press conference

No differences between Attorney General & govt over CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s case: Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley said the news of a discord with the with Attorney General K.K. Venugopal were motivated and incorrect.

Is the Modi govt bungling on Rafale or are secrecy laws critical for defence deals?

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal claimed that Rafale documents were stolen from the defence ministry, and this could invite punishment under the OSA.
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What’s Official Secrets Act, the law Modi govt wants to use against Rafale papers ‘leak’

Govt wants to invoke the Official Secrets Act in the case of the ‘stolen’ Rafale papers, but the Supreme Court has said it can’t ‘hide’ behind the act.
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Editors Guild condemns govt’s threats over ‘stolen’ Rafale files, says media won’t be intimidated

The Editors Guild of India issued a statement calling on the government to refrain from attempting to undermine the independence of media in reporting on the Rafale deal.

Rahul Gandhi, share your foreign policy ideas beyond closed-door meetings

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People come from far… hear them: Govt top lawyer questions CJI’s quick dismissal of pleas

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal urges Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to give pleas a hearing, says ‘dismissed’ doesn’t do justice to petitioners.
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Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings, says sunlight best disinfectant

Supreme Court tells govt to frame rules for live streaming hearings; order comes on plea filed by lawyer Indira Jaising.

With vast experience, new AG Venugopal also brings conflict of interest to the table

The veteran lawyer will not be able to represent the government in several high profile cases as he has appeared for private parties against the government in the same cases. APURVA VISHWANATH

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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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?