Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicOfficial Secrets Act

Topic: Official Secrets Act

Morarji Desai had stolen PMO documents. Was set to reveal classified secrets

In his memoir 'A Rude Life', journalist Vir Sanghvi recounts gripping details of politicians, actors, public figures and the media landscape.

Delhi High Court grants bail to journalist Rajeev Sharma in espionage case

Sharma had been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on 14 September under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking sensitive information to Chinese intelligence.

Long before RTI Act, the Janata Party was already pitching for ‘openness’ in govt

In ‘Capturing Institutional Change’, Himanshu Jha writes about the Official Secrets Act and the Janata government promising ‘openness’ after Emergency.

Delhi court dismisses bail plea of journalist Rajeev Sharma in espionage case

The court said there was sufficiently grave evidence against Sharma, and added that his family members were trying to influence witnesses in the case.

Journalist was going to send China info on current troop deployment at LAC, Delhi Police says

Rajeev Sharma had given China info on defence buys, Army movement, Dalai Lama since 2016, in exchange for luxury holidays. He earned over Rs 40 lakh in last 1.5 years.

Freelance journalist, arrested under Official Secrets Act, sent to 6 days police custody

Delhi Police Special Cell said freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma was found to be in possession of some defence-related classified documents.

Is it time for India to re-examine the need for Official Secrets Act in 2019?

The Official Secrets Act, which the Modi government wanted to use against the Rafale ‘stolen’ papers, is a law that punishes breaches of national security.

SC order on ‘stolen’ documents: Did Modi govt miscalculate by being opaque on Rafale deal?

The Supreme Court has agreed to allow petitions challenging Rafale deal based on defence ministry documents accessed by The Hindu newspaper.

The two comments that landed Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in the spotlight this week

Attorney General Venugopal’s comments about ‘stolen’ Rafale documents and lawyer Indira Jaising raised quite a few eyebrows.

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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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.