Friday, 16 November, 2018

Topic: UPA

Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves at the crowd at a public meeting in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh | PTI Photo

Madhya Pradesh Congress proposes to do away with UPA’s no-detention policy

In its election manifesto, Madhya Pradesh Congress has proposed to reintroduce board exams in class 8 to improve the quality of education.
Representational image | Max Pixel

Still 27 positions away from target: Arun Jaitley on World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking

PM Modi's target of being among the top 50 nations will be achieved if the govt is able to keep up its pace of reforms.
Rafale jet on a runway at Aero India | Commons

Supreme Court to hear plea against Rafale deal on 10 October

The plea wants the Centre to reveal details of the deal and the comparative prices during the UPA and NDA rule in a sealed cover to the apex court.
Arun Jaitley

Cabinet approves conversion of GSTN to govt-owned company

Currently, 49 per cent of the shares are owned by the Centre and States and 51 per cent belong to private financial institutions.
Sanjay Bhandari

Robert Vadra’s arms dealer ‘friend’ is another ‘offender’ who fled India on BJP watch

BJP has cited arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari to hit back at the Congress amid the opposition's bid to corner the Modi govt on the Rafale deal.
Image of a Rafale aircraft | Dassault-Aviation.com

Could have built Rafale jets in India, says former HAL chief

T. Suvarna Raju's remarks mark the first time anyone from the state-owned aircraft maker has publicly commented on questions around Rafale deal.

Who is Christian Michel and why his extradition is vital for Indian probe agencies

Christian Michel, a British consultant, was allegedly hired by AgustaWestland to influence Indian officials to help it secure the chopper deal.

Modi govt’s Rafale deal has more skeletons in its closet: Former defence minister Antony

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony demands probe, asks if NDA deal is cheaper than UPA’s, then why didn’t Modi govt buy 126 aircraft instead of 36.

It all began under UPA: Raghuram Rajan gives Modi ammunition against Congress on bad loans

The reckless lending by PSU banks is seen as an outcome of pressure by UPA government to step up credit.
Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan blames over-optimistic bankers during UPA rule for banking mess

He added that a large number of bad loans originated between 2006-2008 when economic growth was strong.