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Lok Sabha election, Phase 6: Rahul Gandhi casts vote in Delhi, accuses Narendra Modi of using 'hatred' during poll campaigning
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Lok Sabha election, Phase 6: Rahul Gandhi casts vote in Delhi, accuses Narendra Modi of using 'hatred' during poll campaigning

Clad in his trademark kurta-pyjama, Rahul was accompanied by party's New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken on way to the polling booth, a walking distance from his Tughlaq Lane residence.

'Insensitive' of Sharad Pawar to drag Manohar Parrikar's name into Rafale deal, says former Goa chief minister's son
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'Insensitive' of Sharad Pawar to drag Manohar Parrikar's name into Rafale deal, says former Goa chief minister's son

Parrikar, who took over as defence minister in November 2014, was sworn in as Goa chief minister on 14 March, 2017. He died on 17 March, 2019 after a long battle with a pancreatic cancer.

SC says Rahul Gandhi 'incorrectly attributed' his remarks on Rafale verdict to court, seeks explanation by 22 April
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SC says Rahul Gandhi 'incorrectly attributed' his remarks on Rafale verdict to court, seeks explanation by 22 April

The Supreme Court has made it clear that Rahul Gandhi's remarks on the Rafale case verdict were 'incorrectly attributed' to the bench. The Congress chief has till 22 April to file an explanation.

Govt says Le Monde report linking Rafale deal with Reliance tax relief in France making 'conjectural connection'
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Govt says Le Monde report linking Rafale deal with Reliance tax relief in France making 'conjectural connection'

India's defence ministry has said that the French media report linking a tax exemption given to a Reliance subsidiary and the Rafale fighter jet deal between the countries was inaccurate.

'Chowkidar chor hai': Supreme Court likely to hear BJP's criminal contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi in Rafale row today
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'Chowkidar chor hai': Supreme Court likely to hear BJP's criminal contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi in Rafale row today

The Supreme Court is likely to take up BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi's contempt petition against Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale row.

Anil Ambani firm got 143.7 million euro tax waiver after Rafale deal announcement, claims French newspaper Le Monde
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Anil Ambani firm got 143.7 million euro tax waiver after Rafale deal announcement, claims French newspaper Le Monde

Reliance Communications rejected any wrongdoing and said the tax dispute was settled under legal framework which is available for all companies operating in France.

Rafale case: Using leaked documents in review petition jeopardised national security, amounts to theft, Centre tells SC
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Rafale case: Using leaked documents in review petition jeopardised national security, amounts to theft, Centre tells SC

Centre told the Supreme Court in an affidavit on Wednesday that those documents filed in Rafale review petition are 'sensitive to national security' and those who conspired in photocopying the papers have committed theft

'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations
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'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations

His jibe came a day after the attorney general said that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry, and that what he meant in his submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday was that petitioners in the application used "photocopies of the original" papers, deemed secret by the government.

Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains
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Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains

The Congress and the BJP on Friday sparred over Attorney General KK Venugopal 's claim that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the Defence Ministry with the Opposition party dubbing it a "lie" and the ruling party slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the government over the issue.

Rafale papers not stolen, only photocopied, clarifies AG Venugopal; Rahul Gandhi calls for criminal investigation
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Rafale papers not stolen, only photocopied, clarifies AG Venugopal; Rahul Gandhi calls for criminal investigation

Attorney General KK Venugopal attempted 'damage control' on Friday when he said that the "stolen Rafale documents" statement was "wholly incorrect". On Wednesday, Venugopal had claimed in the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale deal were stolen from the defence ministry and also threatened to invoke the Official Secrets Act and take "criminal action" against news media publications.

Rafale row: Legal wrangles must not divert attention from shortage of aircraft, efforts to modernise IAF
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Rafale row: Legal wrangles must not divert attention from shortage of aircraft, efforts to modernise IAF

Rafale row: If India is again going to be mired in a scandal and finger-pointing, New Delhi will lose sight of its primary objective which is to modernise the Indian Air Force

Chidambaram demands publication of Rafale deal papers; invokes US Supreme Court judgment in Pentagon Papers case
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Chidambaram demands publication of Rafale deal papers; invokes US Supreme Court judgment in Pentagon Papers case

Chidambaram demanded publication of all documents related to the Rafale aircraft deal, saying Article 19 of the Constitution ensured freedom of speech and expression

Rafale row: Prashant Bhushan tells Supreme Court CAG gave redacted pricing detail for the first time in history
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Rafale row: Prashant Bhushan tells Supreme Court CAG gave redacted pricing detail for the first time in history

It is for the first time in CAG's history that it has given redacted pricing to Parliament in the Rafale fighter jet deal, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court

Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi claims enough evidence available to prosecute Narendra Modi, terms Centre's stand on stolen files 'cover up'
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Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi claims enough evidence available to prosecute Narendra Modi, terms Centre's stand on stolen files 'cover up'

The Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also alleged corruption and malfeasance in the Rafale fighter jet deal. He claimed that Modi misused his office to give "benefits" to Dassault Aviation.

Rafale deal: SC refuses to hear AAP MP Sanjay Singh's review plea over his 'derogatory' remarks against judiciary
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Rafale deal: SC refuses to hear AAP MP Sanjay Singh's review plea over his 'derogatory' remarks against judiciary

At the outset, when the Supreme Court bench assembled to hear the Rafale matter, the CJI inquired who was appearing for Sanjay Singh in the review petition filed by him. When his lawyer stood up, the bench apprised him about the AAP MP's conduct.

CAG finds NDA's Rafale deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA's, engineering support costlier by 6.54%: See full 157-page report
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CAG finds NDA's Rafale deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA's, engineering support costlier by 6.54%: See full 157-page report

The performance audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on capital acquisition in Indian Air Force was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

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

Rafale row: Not all previous defence deals between India and other countries had an integrity clause
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Rafale row: Not all previous defence deals between India and other countries had an integrity clause

India has, in the past, inked Defence deals with countries like the USA and Russia without signing an integrity clause or an anti-corruption agreement.

Rafale explained: From letter of comfort to 'missing' bank guarantee, unmasking technical terms of deal
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Rafale explained: From letter of comfort to 'missing' bank guarantee, unmasking technical terms of deal

To help readers understand where the government enjoys strong-footing and where it has failed to answer pointy questions, here is a low-down on the technical jargon associated with the debate on the issue.

Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi lobbyist for aircraft supplier firms, says Ravi Shankar Prasad after Congress targets Modi over Airbus email
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Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi lobbyist for aircraft supplier firms, says Ravi Shankar Prasad after Congress targets Modi over Airbus email

Earlier in the day, Rahul used a fresh media report to allege that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had acted as a “middleman” for industrialist Anil Ambani in the Rafale fighter deal and accused him of violating the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and indulging in “treason” for which “action must be initiated”.