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#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

2019 has been quite the year: Narendra Modi returned to power, Jammu and Kashmir had its special status stripped, and the students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia triggered a nationwide movement like the Opposition never could.

Manoj Tiwari leads protest against Arvind Kejriwal over Rafale remarks

16 Nov 2019

Manoj Tiwari leads protest against Arvind Kejriwal over Rafale remarks

Delhi's BJP chief Manoj Tiwari loves taking out protests, even if they are irrelevant and don't affect the common man.

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

15 Nov 2019

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas seeking review on its earlier order that said it was satisfied with how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France, the Bharatiya Janata Party got new ammunition to target Congress.

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 Rafale jets in France on behalf of the Indian Air Force.

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

08 Oct 2019

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

India's hero, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, took to the skies on Tuesday, the 87th Air Force Day, as he led a formation of MiG-21 Bison over Hindon airbase.

Rahul Gandhi summoned by court for calling PM Modi "Commander-in-thief"

31 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi summoned by court for calling PM Modi "Commander-in-thief"

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who leveled corruption allegations on BJP over the Rafale deal, has found himself in the middle of yet another legal soup.

IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

08 Jul 2019

IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

The Indian Air Force is now inching towards finalizing two long-pending 'Make in India' projects under which, it will acquire 170 aircraft.

#RafaleDeal: Center files fresh affidavit in Rafale review case

04 May 2019

#RafaleDeal: Center files fresh affidavit in Rafale review case

The Center has filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court on Saturday against the petitions seeking review of the top court's Rafale deal verdict in December 2018.

SC issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi over #ChowkidarChorHai comment

23 Apr 2019

SC issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi over #ChowkidarChorHai comment

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a formal contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for attributing his Chowkidar chor hai comment to the top court's 10 April judgment.

#Elections2019: Mukesh Ambani supports Congress candidate from Mumbai South

18 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Mukesh Ambani supports Congress candidate from Mumbai South

In a video released by Congress's Lok Sabha candidate from Mumbai South constituency Milind Deora, Mukesh Ambani was seen promoting the Congress leader. It's very rare of him to endorse any political candidate.

Chowkidar Chor hai remark: SC seeks reply from Rahul Gandhi

15 Apr 2019

Chowkidar Chor hai remark: SC seeks reply from Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, the Supreme Court accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of misquoting its Rafale findings and directed him to explain his remarks by April 22.

#RIPManoharParrikar: 5 things the Goa CM should be remembered for

18 Mar 2019

#RIPManoharParrikar: 5 things the Goa CM should be remembered for

Four-time Goa CM and former Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar, passed away on Sunday at 63 after battling a prolonged illness.

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

13 Mar 2019

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government has the right to investigate every person but should not be selective, referring to the investigation against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

09 Mar 2019

Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

Two days after he told the Supreme Court that classified documents related to Rafale Deal were "stolen" from Ministry of Defense, Attorney General KK Venugopal on Friday clarified that the papers were in fact "photocopied".

Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

07 Mar 2019

Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the job of current government was to "make things disappear".

#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

06 Mar 2019

#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

The government told the Supreme Court that "secret" Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the Defense Ministry and petitioners filing review pleas in the matter are relying on classified documents, violating the Official Secrets Act.

Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

13 Feb 2019

Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal changed gears on Tuesday as he defended and attacked businessman Anil Ambani just minutes apart, prompting BJP to slam him.

Thieves steal mobile phones, cash at Priyanka Gandhi's grand roadshow

12 Feb 2019

Thieves steal mobile phones, cash at Priyanka Gandhi's grand roadshow

To mark Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's plunge into active politics, Congress planned a grand roadshow in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Monday, where hundreds of party cadres descended to catch her glimpse.

Government to table CAG report on Rafale in Parliament tomorrow

11 Feb 2019

Government to table CAG report on Rafale in Parliament tomorrow

The government is scheduled to table the CAG report on Rafale jet fighter deal, which has generated a massive political controversy, in Parliament tomorrow, sources said.

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slams Rahul Gandhi over Rafale allegations

08 Feb 2019

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slams Rahul Gandhi over Rafale allegations

After Rahul Gandhi, citing a report by The Hindu, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "directly involved in the Rafale scam", Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has hit back.

Parrikar writes to RaGa: Didn't discuss Rafale with you

30 Jan 2019

Parrikar writes to RaGa: Didn't discuss Rafale with you

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday wrote a letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he was disappointed with his version of their meeting, which was widely reported in media, and clarified the Rafale deal wasn't discussed.

Amid Rafale allegations, Rahul Gandhi meets Manohar Parrikar in Goa

29 Jan 2019

Amid Rafale allegations, Rahul Gandhi meets Manohar Parrikar in Goa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today at the state Assembly complex in Panaji (Goa) and enquired about his health.

You don't belong here: Amethi farmers protest against Rahul Gandhi

24 Jan 2019

You don't belong here: Amethi farmers protest against Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who started a two-day visit to his constituency Amethi on Wednesday, was slammed by farmers.

PM acting as 'frontman for corporate friends': Congress on Rafale

21 Jan 2019

PM acting as 'frontman for corporate friends': Congress on Rafale

The Congress today took objection to Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman describing the opposition's questions on the Rafale deal as "corporate lobbying" and instead accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of acting as a "frontman for corporate friends".

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

19 Jan 2019

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

Sharad Yadav of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) made a huge mistake on the stage of mega opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday, after which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was a slip of tongue.

On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

13 Jan 2019

On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, whose remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, sparked a huge controversy has asked the BJP to not impose 'their sexism on him' and maintained he would have made the same comment had it been a man.

Was Rafale-deal stopped for Michel Mama: PM Modi asks Congress

09 Jan 2019

Was Rafale-deal stopped for Michel Mama: PM Modi asks Congress

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched an attack on Congress and Gandhi family by mentioning Christian Michel, the middleman of AgustaWestland, and asked if the Rafale deal got delayed because of him.

HAL didn't receive orders claimed by Sitharaman; Congress alleges falsity

06 Jan 2019

HAL didn't receive orders claimed by Sitharaman; Congress alleges falsity

While defending the Rafale deal, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had accused the Congress of shedding false tears for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and had claimed that the NDA government had drawn up contracts worth Rs. 1 lakh crore for HAL.

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

04 Jan 2019

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the multi-crore Rafale deal on Friday in the Lok Sabha using all her might, but Congress President Rahul Gandhi wasn't satisfied.

#RafaleInLokSabha: Nirmala Sitharaman says first-jet will be delivered in 2019

04 Jan 2019

#RafaleInLokSabha: Nirmala Sitharaman says first-jet will be delivered in 2019

On Friday, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the Rafale deal passionately in the Lok Sabha and said the first jet will be delivered in 2019.

Pliable trends, courtesy Rahul Gandhi's 'definition of journalism'

04 Jan 2019

Pliable trends, courtesy Rahul Gandhi's 'definition of journalism'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi used the word 'pliable' to describe ANI editor Smita Prakash, who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 1, Tuesday.

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

03 Jan 2019

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, tweeted four questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal.

Jaitley tears into RaGa's Rafale-claims, says family just understands 'money'

02 Jan 2019

Jaitley tears into RaGa's Rafale-claims, says family just understands 'money'

After Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stood up to speak on the Rafale Deal and targeted the Gandhi family.

On 'sarcastic' question about surgical-strike, Sitharaman says, "I understand Hindi"

24 Nov 2018

On 'sarcastic' question about surgical-strike, Sitharaman says, "I understand Hindi"

Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a reporter she understood Hindi when he used what she described as 'sarcastic tone' while quizzing about surgical strikes.

Divya's 'bird drop' tweet with PM Modi's picture sparks controversy

01 Nov 2018

Divya's 'bird drop' tweet with PM Modi's picture sparks controversy

Social media head of Congress, Divya Spandana/Ramya, has sparked another controversy with a tweet which BJP and its supporters found derogatory.

A month after quitting NCP, Tariq Anwar joins Congress

27 Oct 2018

A month after quitting NCP, Tariq Anwar joins Congress

Tariq Anwar, who quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) last month, joined the Congress on Saturday.

#RafaleDeal: Report says Reliance was 'mandatory' for Dassault, French-company denies

11 Oct 2018

#RafaleDeal: Report says Reliance was 'mandatory' for Dassault, French-company denies

In the ongoing controversy over Rafale Deal signed between India and France, a French media investigative journal Mediapart has found choosing Reliance was 'mandatory' for Dassault, but the company has dismissed the claims.

Rafale-deal: Macron says he wasn't in power during finalization

26 Sep 2018

Rafale-deal: Macron says he wasn't in power during finalization

Diving into the controversy over Rafale Deal, French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wasn't in power when the agreement was inked and maintained it was a government-to-government discussion.

Pakistan and Congress want to 'remove Modi', claims BJP

24 Sep 2018

Pakistan and Congress want to 'remove Modi', claims BJP

Launching a fresh salvo on Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi, BJP on Monday claimed the party shared a common goal with Pakistan- removing Prime Minister Modi from Indian politics.

Raj Babbar says Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate

02 Sep 2018

Raj Babbar says Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate

Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar, on Saturday, said INC President Rahul Gandhi is the party's natural Prime Ministerial candidate, but the citizens of the country will decide who will be the PM after 2019 general elections.