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Rafale is not government-to-government deal: Congress Rafale is not government-to-government deal: Congress

 

New Delhi, The Congress on Wednesday claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets was not a government-to-government deal.

Keeping up the attack over the Rafale "scam", Congress also said the French defence major was a "non-compliant" company and the Modi government should not have entered into a deal with it.

Mumbai girl wins 'Doodle for Google 2018' contest Mumbai girl wins 'Doodle for Google 2018' contest



New Delhi, Google on Wednesday declared 13-year-old Pingla Rahul More from Mumbai the national winner of its "Doodle for Google" competition where art-loving students brought their imaginations to life for the search engine giant's logo.

Over 75,000 contestants participated in the contest from around the country and displayed doodles in response to this year's theme of "What inspires me".

Rajasthan BJP MP joins Congress Rajasthan BJP MP joins Congress

 

New Delhi, The BJP on Wednesday suffered a jolt in Rajastahn as one of its MPs, Harish Meena, joined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections on December 7.

The Dausa MP and former Rajasthan Director General of Police, Meena was formally inducted into the party here in the presence of state unit chief Sachin Pilot and General Secretary Ashok Gehlot.

SC reserves order on Rafale SC reserves order on Rafale

 

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.

A bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph, reserved the order as Attorney General K.K. Venugopal defended the Narendra Modi government's decision citing national security concerns.

130 candidates facing criminal cases in fray for Chhattisgarh polls 130 candidates facing criminal cases in fray for Chhattisgarh polls


New Delhi, As many as 130 candidates facing declared criminal cases, 90 of them involving serious charges like attempt to murder, are among the 1,079 candidates in the fray for the second phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls in 72 constituencies.

A total of 239 crorepati (multi-millionaire) candidates are contesting the second phase of polls to be held on Nov 20 in 19 districts.

SC to hear Sonia, Rahul's plea in tax case SC to hear Sonia, Rahul's plea in tax case


New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear appeals by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with party leader Oscar Fernandes challenging a Delhi High Court order directing re-opening of their income tax assessment for 2011-12 related to the National Herald case.

A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Abdul Nazeer fixed December 4 as the final date of hearing.

Congress rejects Dassault's defence, says Rafale corruption can't be hidden Congress rejects Dassault's defence, says Rafale corruption can't be hidden


New Delhi, Alleging a "fixed match" between the Modi government and Rafale maker Dassault Aviation, the Congress on Tuesday said the "blatant corruption" in the fighter jet deal cannot be hidden and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into it.

"The nation does not need doctored explanations but fair investigation. A fixed match between the BJP government and Dassault and public relation stunts of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (Dassault Aviation CEO) Eric Trappier can't hide the blatant corruption," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Voting in first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election ends Voting in first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly election ends



Raipur, Voting in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls for 18 constituencies spread across eight Maoist-affected districts ended on Monday, with nearly 65 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise.

Polling in 10 constituencies -- Narayanpur, Dantewada, Bijapur, Konta, Mohla-Manpur, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker, Keshkal and Kondagaon -- started at 7 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m.

National Flag at half mast in Ananth Kumar's honour National Flag at half mast in Ananth Kumar's honour


New Delhi, The Central government on Monday announced that the National Flag would fly at half mast throughout the country in honour of late Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar who died earlier in the day in Bengaluru.

"Following the unfortunate demise of Ananth Kumar, it has been decided that the National Flag will fly at half mast throughout the country today," a Union Home Ministry statement said.

Union Minister Kushwaha meets Sharad Yadav amidst speculation Union Minister Kushwaha meets Sharad Yadav amidst speculation



New Delhi, Miffed at being "ignored" for the seat-sharing talks in the NDA in Bihar, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Monday gave signals that he may part ways with the BJP-led alliance.

According to Kushwaha's partymen, BJP President Amit Shah had called him for a meeting, but did not give him any appointment. The RLSP leader met Loktantrik Janata Dal President Sharad Yadav here on Monday.

Akshay denies meeting Gurmeet Ram Rahim Akshay denies meeting Gurmeet Ram Rahim



Mumbai, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing police firing on protesters in Punjab against religious sacrilege, on Monday denied meeting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

In a statement put out on social media, Akshay denied "rumours and false statements" about his involvement with Ram Rahim Singh following reports that he arranged a meeting between the godman and then Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Congress exploits Vajpayee's name to take on Chhattisgarh CM Congress exploits Vajpayee's name to take on Chhattisgarh CM


Chhattisgarh The Congress, out of power in Chhattisgarh since 2003, is exploiting the name of BJP's iconic leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to take on Chief Minister Raman Singh on his home turf Rajnandgaon that goes to the polls on Monday.

Raman Singh, the longest serving Chief Minister of the BJP, is locked in a direct fight with his former mentor Karuna Shukla, niece of the late Vajpayee. The 68-year-old Shukla, a former BJP Lok Sabha MP, ended her 32-year-long association with the BJP in 2014 and joined the Congress

Price of Rafale aircraft a national secret, says Rahul sarcastically Price of Rafale aircraft a national secret, says Rahul sarcastically



New Delhi, Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at him, saying the price of the Rafale aircraft was a "national secret" as the government was not even willing to reveal it in the Supreme Court.

"The PM knows. Anil Ambani knows. Hollande and Macron know. Every journalist now knows. Defence Ministry babus know. All of Dassault knows. All Dassault's competitors know. But the price of the Rafale is a national secret that cannot be revealed even to the Supreme Court," Gandhi tweeted sarcastically.

PM Modi, CM Raman Singh corrupt, says Rahul in Chhattisgarh PM Modi, CM Raman Singh corrupt, says Rahul in Chhattisgarh


Kondagaon, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the issues of corruption and alleged that he and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh are "corrupt". "Chhattisgarh is a prosperous state, but the BJP government steals from the people and helps 15-20 of its rich industrialist friends. Your natural resources are distributed among the rich. Chhattisgarh is the poorest state in India," he said addressing a public meeting here as campaigning ended in 18 seats in the first phase of the Assembly polls in the state to be

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