Delay in hearing pleas on Rafale verdict: Fault lies with the lawyers, says CJI

The occasion for the CJI to clear the air on the Rafale reviews came during the oral mentioning of an unrelated case by a lawyer. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday revealed in court that the government’s application to modify the Rafale judgment and separate review pleas by petitioners to re-consider the December […]

Excerpt: Modi’s Obsession With Creating History is Hurting the Economy

An excerpt from Yashwant Sinha and Aditya Sinha’s ‘India Unmade’ analyses the prime minister’s style of functioning. At a book launch function in Delhi I had once remarked that in the Mahabharata, among the hundred Kaurava brothers most of us remember only two names: Duryodhana and Dushasana. The rest did not matter. My hint was clearly understood by the […]

How Corporate rivalry is impacting national interest (Rafale investigation Part I)

A recent European Union intelligence sharing exercise with India has revealed that Lockheed Martin, the US-headquartered company which manufactures the F-16 fighter jets, has been up to mischief mongering on the Rafale issue. The Rafale jets, which India wants, is manufactured by the French aerospace company Dassault Aviation, a rival of Lockheed Martin. That Lockheed […]

AAP rally highlights: Rahul, Mamata, Kejriwal, Naidu unite to oust Modi

Top Opposition leaders called for the ouster of PM Modi as they rallied in the capital in a show of strength but some of them admitted to differences within their ranks ahead of the Lok Sabha polls Congress Leader Anand Sharma with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, […]

Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Naidu to hold rally in Delhi today; BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha to attend

The ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Democracy Rally’ prior to the Lok Sabha polls will be attended by key leaders of other non-BJP parties, including Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Yadav and Yashwant Sinha. New Delhi: The chief ministers of Delhi, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh will on Wednesday hold a rally in the national capital. As per […]

Naidu’s fast turned into a show of strength for opposition leaders

Yashwant Sinha said the TDP will play an important role in government formation at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls. NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu‘s fast to demand special status for the state, here on Monday, turned into a show of strength for the opposition parties, which attacked Prime Minister […]

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long dharna turns into stage for opposition unity

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s daylong fast on Monday, demanding special status for the state, turned out to be the rallying point for opposition leaders seeking to put up a united front against the BJP-led NDA for the Lok Sabha polls. Shortly after Naidu sat on the day-long fast at Andhra Bhavan, […]

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill wrong in all aspects: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha appealed the people not to give a single seat to the party during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. GUWAHATI: Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is “wrong” in all aspects and claimed there is no chance of getting it passed in the Rajya Sabha as the government is “unlikely” […]

Yashwant Sinha claims economic data being “manipulated” by BJP govt

During demonetisation period also, data were “fudged” and the country’s growth data was revised at 8.2 per cent, Yashwant Sinha claimed. GUWAHATI: Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha Sunday claimed all the economical data, including the growth figures, are being “manipulated” by the BJP-led Central government to give a “false impression” of development. Delivering a lecture on ‘State […]

Citizenship Bill will not be passed: Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 will not be passed in the Rajya Sabha even as he insisted that the Modi government is not going to come to power for a second time. The veteran politician, who quit the BJP last year, said this here while delivering a talk organised by a citizens’ forum. “Before […]