Threat to prosecute The Hindu under Official Secrets Act is silly, unless this government thinks it’s the enemy of the people
If the government wishes to embarrass itself it can charge The Hindu with simple theft but not espionage.
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.
The Official Secrets Act, 1923: A look at what it contains, when was it reformed and who's been implicated under it
The Official Secrets Act, 1923 is India's anti-espionage act held over from the British colonial period which states that actions which involve helping an enemy state against India are strongly condemned. It mentions that one cannot approach, inspect, or even pass over a prohibited government site or area.
Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi did 'bypass surgery' on Rafale deal, calls prime minister Pakistan's 'poster boy'
Rahul said that it is clear from the documents, that the prime minister conducted "parallel negotiations" and yet there is no investigation against him even as the government has suggested filing a criminal case against 'The Hindu' newspaper for publishing the 'leaked' documents.
'Nobody will get any information from us on source of Rafale documents': N Ram weighs in on The Hindu 'stolen document' controversy
On 8 February, Ram wrote in The Hindu that the defence ministry raised strong objections to "parallel discussions" conducted by the PMO (Prime Minister's Office) during the negotiations over the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale deal between India and France
Note on PMO interference in Rafale deal 'not doctored', says The Hindu; claims two versions differ on dates
The Hindu on Monday defended its report on the Rafale deal, which had claimed that the defence ministry in 2015 had objected to "parallel discussions" held by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) during the negotiations over the deal for 36 fighter jets with France.
CAG report on Rafale responds to suspicions raised by Hindu report, says 'non-firm-and-fixed' pricing favourable for govt
The CAG report on Rafale has perhaps answered the two important questions raised by The Hindu report which cited an eight-page dissent note by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team (INT) which had concluded that the NDA deal was not on better terms than the UPA deal and there was no faster delivery schedule than the deal negotiated under the UPA regime.
Narendra Modi's Rafale deal not better than Manmohan Singh's, claims newspaper report citing expert finding
The Rafale deal struck by the Narendra Modi government was not "was not on better terms than the offer made by Dassault Aviation to the UPA government for 126 Rafale jets", The Hindu reported. The Hindu has released another report, third one in less than a week, over the controversial Rafale deal.
Sitharaman claims PMO only made 'periodic enquiries' into Rafale talks, but Parrikar's note proves otherwise
The Hindu's report on the Rafale deal has unsurprisingly raised the political temperature, and there is no question that the BJP-led Central government is furiously back-pedalling now.
Don't need certificate from Nirmala Sitharaman, says The Hindu group editor N Ram; alleges big 'cover up' in Rafale deal
Chairman of The Hindu Group N Ram, who wrote about the then Defence Secretary Mohan Kumar's dissent note on Rafale fighter jet deal negotiation issue, said on Friday that the government was trying to "cover up" on the matter and asserted that he does not require any certificate from Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about his ethics of journalism.
Rafale row: Manish Tewari tweets 'page one' of dissent note, highlights MoD claim that Indian position was 'weakened' by PMO
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday published on Twitter what is allegedly the first page of the dissent note that the defence ministry had sent in 2015 to the Prime Minister's Office, expressing reservations to the latter holding "parallel discussions" in negotiating the Rafale fighter jets deal with France.
Rafale dissent letter concerned only sovereign guarantee, says G Mohan Kumar: What is this assurance and why is it key to deal?
In the light of the controversy erupting after a report on The Hindu revealed that the defence ministry had opposed the involvement of the Prime Minister's Office in negotiating the Rafale deal with France, then Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar said on Friday that the ministry had only issued a dissent note over the sovereign guarantee aspect of the negotiations.
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.
'Full' note on Rafale negotiations shows Manohar Parrikar asked defence secretary to solve interference issue with PMO
The report on the Rafale deal on The Hindu, armed with which Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had organised a press conference slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appears to have produced an internal communication between the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Defence Ministry only in part.
Hindu report proves Narendra Modi govt abruptly altered modalities of Rafale negotiations; Manohar Parrikar ignored objections
The report in The Hindu on Rafale negotiations makes it crystal clear that after the Modi government came to power the modalities of the negotiation process was abruptly changed to the detriment of Indian interests.
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.
Sexist matrimonial ad seeks 'non-feminist' bride; woman's response gets rape threat from 'masculine warrior killer'
While many called out the ad for its problematic contents, a student countered the unrealistic demands by sending a sardonic mail to the "bachelor industrialist".
India vs South Africa: Tour against Proteas would be Virat Kohli's real test, says Bishen Singh Bedi
"Kohli will now be competition with the best of world in South Africa. The tour of South Africa will be a test for Kohli," Bedi added.
Dance had little to do with why the devadasi system was abhorrent to those who wanted to abolish it; it was for its god-awful abuse of girls
Elphinstone Road stampede: The Hindu withdraws report about alleged molestation of victim, apologises
Daily newspaper The Hindu has withdrawn its report about the alleged molestation of a woman victim of the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station.