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France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris
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France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris

Chirac's death on Thursday aged 86 prompted a flood of tributes to a man whose high-profile political career spanned three decades

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France
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'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France

Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France.

If Rafale deal was squeaky clean, why not allow JPC or CBI to launch inquiry and clear government's name?
India

If Rafale deal was squeaky clean, why not allow JPC or CBI to launch inquiry and clear government's name?

Media revelations in connection with the Rafale deal over the past few days have sent the government reeling

Narendra Modi's 'Mahamilawati' attack in Parliament sets terms of debate for LS polls, rebuffs Congress on Rafale
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Narendra Modi's 'Mahamilawati' attack in Parliament sets terms of debate for LS polls, rebuffs Congress on Rafale

Narendra Modi took each criticism against his government and his style of functioning and presented a point-by-point rebuttal.

Narendra Modi a 'thief', says Rahul Gandhi after report reveals MoD's objection to parallel talks by PMO in Rafale deal
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Narendra Modi a 'thief', says Rahul Gandhi after report reveals MoD's objection to parallel talks by PMO in Rafale deal

Controversy around Rafale deal reached a crescendo after an exclusive report on The Hindu claimed that the Defence Ministry reportedly raised "strong objections" to "parallel negotiations" undertaken by the Prime Minister's Office with the French in the controversial Rafale deal.

Rafale row: After SC ruling on deal with Dassault, Rahul Gandhi must retreat gracefully, push govt to speed up induction
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Rafale row: After SC ruling on deal with Dassault, Rahul Gandhi must retreat gracefully, push govt to speed up induction

Rahul Gandhi's high-voltage campaign against Narendra Modi has fallen flat. This is about the time when Gandhi should be honourably withdrawing from the scene rather than stand in the way of the Rafale fighter jets defending Indian skies soonest.

Rafale controversy: Supreme Court verdict is no clean chit to govt; deal may be ill-advised without being illegal
India

Rafale controversy: Supreme Court verdict is no clean chit to govt; deal may be ill-advised without being illegal

The Supreme Court’s Rafale deal judgment is what I would like to call a judgment delivered out of “institutional trauma”.

Rahul Gandhi to meet HAL employees in Bengaluru today; company advises unions to 'stay away from controversies'
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Rahul Gandhi to meet HAL employees in Bengaluru today; company advises unions to 'stay away from controversies'

In the meeting with HAL employees in Bengaluru, Rahul Gandhi will ascertain the company's views and concerns on the company not getting the Rafale contract.

Rafale row: 'Explosive' documents raze Rahul Gandhi’s claims, only reinforce Modi government’s stand
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Rafale row: 'Explosive' documents raze Rahul Gandhi’s claims, only reinforce Modi government’s stand

Congress president Rahul Gandhi doesn’t believe in responsible politics and has little regard for facts or data.

Rafale deal row: Sambit Patra accuses Rahul Gandhi of playing with national security, calls Gandhi family 'corrupt'
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Rafale deal row: Sambit Patra accuses Rahul Gandhi of playing with national security, calls Gandhi family 'corrupt'

Sambit Patra challenged Rahul Gandhi to produce a statement where Francois Hollande has claimed that the Prime Minister of India is corrupt.

To bag defence contracts be 'defaulter of Rs 45,000 cr': Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi govt over Rafale deal
India

To bag defence contracts be 'defaulter of Rs 45,000 cr': Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi govt over Rafale deal

The Rafale controversy took a new turn in September after Francois Hollande was quoted as saying that France was given "no choice" on selection of the Indian partner for Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale jets.

Rafale row: P Chidambaram questions why Centre bought only 36 fighter jets if they were cheaper
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Rafale row: P Chidambaram questions why Centre bought only 36 fighter jets if they were cheaper

Chidambaram said the UPA government had decided to buy 126 Rafale aircraft and entered into an agreement.

Rafale row: Nirmala Sitharaman accuses Francois Hollande of making claims as his associate is facing charges
India

Rafale row: Nirmala Sitharaman accuses Francois Hollande of making claims as his associate is facing charges

French media report quoted Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal

Forget François Hollande's 'revelation'; Rafale won’t be to Narendra Modi what Bofors was to Rajiv Gandhi
India

Forget François Hollande's 'revelation'; Rafale won’t be to Narendra Modi what Bofors was to Rajiv Gandhi

When it comes to lucrative foreign deals like Rafale, French presidents are notorious for counting chickens before they are hatched.

Rahul Gandhi claims Narendra Modi govt targeted official who raised objections to Rafale deal
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Rahul Gandhi claims Narendra Modi govt targeted official who raised objections to Rafale deal

Rahul also alleged that the officer who raised questions over the deal was penalised, while those who sided with the government were rewarded.

Congress links Rafale deal to delay in appointing Lokpal, says Narendra Modi must bring 'sacche din' by speaking truth
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Congress links Rafale deal to delay in appointing Lokpal, says Narendra Modi must bring 'sacche din' by speaking truth

The Congress asked the prime minister to come out with the truth in the case and bring 'sachhe din' (day of truth) at least, instead of the promised 'achhe din' (good days) that never came.

'HAL had 70 years of experience, Anil Ambani had 10 days': Rahul Gandhi attacks govt on Rafale deal
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'HAL had 70 years of experience, Anil Ambani had 10 days': Rahul Gandhi attacks govt on Rafale deal

Rahul Gandhi had been accusing the Modi government and the prime minister of indulging in crony capitalism besides, violating procedures in Rafale deal.

After BJP claims Rahul Gandhi involved in conspiracy to sabotage Rafale deal, Congress accuses party of mud-slinging
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After BJP claims Rahul Gandhi involved in conspiracy to sabotage Rafale deal, Congress accuses party of mud-slinging

The Congress on Tuesday rejected BJP's claim that Rahul Gandhi wanted the Rafale deal scrapped to help a firm linked to his brother-in-law Robert Vadra and said the Modi government was responding to the alleged "scam" with abuses and mud-slinging.

BJP workers stage protest in Amethi against Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Narendra Modi, demand apology
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BJP workers stage protest in Amethi against Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Narendra Modi, demand apology

According to BJP's district unit president Uma Shankar Pandey, people of Amethi and the party staged a strong protest against the Congress chief's "unfounded allegations" and his use of "foul language" against the prime minister on Monday.

Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi says 'fun has just begun', claims Congress will expose how every initiative under BJP govt is 'act of theft'
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Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi says 'fun has just begun', claims Congress will expose how every initiative under BJP govt is 'act of theft'

In a cryptic tweet dated 30 August, Rahul Gandhi warned of "some big bunker buster bombs in the next couple of weeks" with regard to the fighter-jet deal. Days later, former French president François Hollande, in an interview to a French media house, claimed that the French government had no other option but to choose Reliance Defence as an Offset partner for Dassault Aviation.