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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 […]

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 […]

Undeclared emergency in the country: Yashwant Sinha

Guwahati, Feb 10 (UNI) Former union minister Yashwant Sinha today claimed that there is a state of ‘undeclared emergency’ in the country, under the current political regime in New Delhi. “There is an undeclared emergency in the country today and an overwhelming atmosphere of fear among all sections of society. Therefore, it is very important […]

Assam: Citizenship Bill will not be passed, says former finance minister

Modi government will not come to power for a second time; asserts Yashwant Sinha while delivering a talk on ‘State of the Nation and the Way Forward’ in Guwahati Terming the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as wrong from all aspects and against the ethos of the country, former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said that the Bill […]

Rafale deal: Supreme Court’s verdict diminished judiciary’s credibility, claims Arun Shourie

The former BJP leader said he did not regret filing a review petition challenging the top court’s judgement that ruled against a probe into the deal. Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie on Friday claimed that the Supreme Court’s verdict refusing a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the Rafale defence deal between India and France […]

‘Sirji, what’s happening?’ Shotgun Shatrughan Sinha takes a swing at PM Narendra Modi on Mamata Banerjee vs Centre

BJP’s rebel leader Shatrughan Sinha has already backed Mamata Banerjee in the past when he attended the mega opposition rally called by the Trinamool Congress leader in Kolkata last month and also endorsed her name for the post of the country’s Prime Minister. BJP’s rebel leader Shatrughan Sinha came out in support of Mamata Banerjee […]

“No Need To Ask Modi Versus Who”: Yashwant Sinha On Opposition Unity

He also said even if the concept of one common candidate against the Bharatiya Janata Party has not emerged so far “closer to elections” it may materialise NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha has said opposition unity against the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections is a “work in progress” but underlined that […]

“BJP Planning A Coup?”: CBI vs Kolkata Police Showdown Triggers Outcry

Leading the opposition’s onslaught was Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav, who said the state government had to take the move due to the “political decisions” the CBI had been taking at the behest of the BJP. KOLKATA: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team’s surprise visit to the Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar’s house triggered […]

BSP, SP should have included Congress in Uttar Pradesh alliance to finish the game: Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha said the idea of putting up a common opposition candidate against the BJP has not materialised. NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha says the BSP and Samajwadi Party opposition unity against the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections is a “work in progress” but feels that the two parties should have […]