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Pilatus PC 7 MkII trainers

CAG report pokes holes in UPA-era deal for Pilatus trainer aircraft for IAF

The controversial Rs 2,895.63 crore deal for 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft is already under the scanner of the CBI.
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Modi govt’s Rafale deal cheaper than UPA’s, says CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General said the weapons package negotiated by the Modi govt was cheaper than what was being offered to the UPA.
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CAG compares old Rafale deal struck during UPA with Modi govt’s

The Comptroller and Auditor General will be tabling a report that looks at similar deals struck between 2012 and 2017 by IAF, as well as other offers that competed with Dassault’s Rafale offer.
Rafale jet on a runway at Aero India | Commons

BJP’s Rafale & Congress’ AgustaWestland deals took different routes to same end – scandal

Both AgustaWestland & Rafale are caught in controversies but have very little in common when it comes to the process of procurement.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at AICC Minority Convention at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi has damaged Parliament more than anyone else, says Arun Jaitley

In blog, Jaitley says ‘half-document’ produced to undermine Rafale, says Rahul’s speeches on deal motivated by ‘personal hatred for the PM’.  
Tamil Nadu farmers during a march in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Socialism, not secularism, is the central fault line of Indian politics

What’s the best way for the people to move up in life? That is the main swing question in 2019 – as it is in every election.
An M777 155mm lightweight field howitzer

It was UPA which set ball rolling for these 6 big military deals executed by Modi govt

From M777 howitzers to K9 Vajra, Apache choppers to Scorpene submarines, the Modi govt has finished what Manmohan Singh's UPA started.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | PTI

Why BJP and Congress love to hate sedition (till they come to power)

Every political party questions the wisdom of retaining the sedition law, but only when they are in opposition.
Villagers of Lar Sauryana in Madhya Pradesh show their job cards with no entries under MNREGA | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Govt still can’t manage MGNREGA promises, even with ‘highest ever’ fund allocation

The average number of days of employment so far this fiscal has been 43 while MGNREGA promises 100. 
Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chowdary has said that corruption in the government has fallen under the Narendra Modi government.

K.V. Chowdary, first IRS officer to serve as CVC, is no stranger to controversy

K.V. Chowdary is said to have been as close to the power centres in UPA as he is in NDA.

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BCCI set to seek World Cup ban on Pakistan: Playing to the gallery or a stand on terror?

The BCCI is being urged to ask the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the World Cup cricket tournament for harbouring Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carried out the Pulwama terror attack.

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A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.