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Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Modi has turned the entire country into chowkidars after getting caught: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress president alleged that chowkidar PM Modi had only helped Anil Ambani, Mehul Choksi & Nirav Modi.
Supreme Court of India

On ‘secret’ Rafale files, transparency trumps privilege & there’s legal precedent

Supreme Court has the chance to decide if a government can take shelter in outdated notions of ‘privilege’ when questioned over transparency.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

In Rafale case, Supreme Court to decide on govt’s preliminary objections before facts

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, one of the petitioners seeking a review of the deal, has argued that the Rafale deal is not a govt-to-govt contract since France didn't extend a sovereign guarantee.
Supreme Court of India

Photocopying of classified Rafale documents amount to theft: Modi govt in SC

Modi government says the secret documents, originally attached in a plea seeking a review of the Rafale verdict, are sensitive to national security.
P. Chidambaram

‘Stolen’ documents are now ‘photocopied’, maybe thief returned them: Chidambaram

Congress leader Chidambaram took a swipe at the govt for Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s clarification that the Rafale documents were not stolen but photocopied.
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is in danger of frittering away the advantage Modi govt gifted him

None of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent barbs is as effective as the old ‘suit-boot sarkar’. He should’ve gone back to farmer distress & lack of jobs.

A special day for Indian ‘men’ and Modi government’s empty file

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Rafale files fly away, and Mahatma Gandhi’s currency insecurity

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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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An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?