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Why Modi’s ministers are sounding like Mahabharata’s Yudhisthir

Is China in Indian territory? Did India miss Covid cases? What about doubling farmers’ incomes? Modi's ministers won’t lie on these, but neither will you hear the truth.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, Tuesday. | PTI

Conduct of Opposition members in Rajya Sabha ‘shameful’, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Opposition members tore rule book, threw papers at the desk of the Rajya Sabha's Deputy Chairman and climbed the officials' table.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

No power in the world can stop Indians from patrolling along LAC, says Rajnath Singh  

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a difference between what China says and its actions on the ground.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, Tuesday. | PTI

What Rajnath Singh revealed about the India-China standoff in his Parliament speech

In episode 568 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses key takeaways from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's speech in Parliament Tuesday.
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SC intent behind stopping ‘UPSC jihad’ show laudable, but it must continue to protect media freedom

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha Tuesday | Photo: ANI | LSTV grab

Govt admits Ladakh ‘challenge’ in Lok Sabha, Rajnath confident of countering China aggression

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reads out statement in Parliament, saying violent conduct of Chinese forces has been in complete violation of all agreed norms.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, Tuesday. | PTI

Chinese troops’ violent conduct has violated all mutually agreed norms, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India is committed to a peaceful resolution of the current border standoff, but any attempt by China unilaterally alter the status quo is unacceptable. Read his full speech here.
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Opposition protests Question Hour suspension, govt says parties had agreed to it earlier

Opposition says govt trying to strangulate democracy by suspending Question Hour. Rajnath Singh says Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had given consent to it earlier.
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The ultimate goal of Rajnath Singh, Jaishankar’s Russia visit — move Moscow away from Beijing

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Russia and a stopover in Tehran indicates something is changing.
Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rafale jets formally inducted into IAF, put up aerobatics display at Ambala Air Station

Rafale jets were formally deployed into IAF Squadron No. 17, known as the Golden Arrows. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French minister Florence Parly were among those present.

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Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
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Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

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Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?