Rafale Deal Scam

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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.

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.

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".

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.

RaGa in Lok Sabha: Entire country is questioning PM Modi

02 Jan 2019

RaGa in Lok Sabha: Entire country is questioning PM Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and raised the issue of Rafale deal.

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

02 Jan 2019

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

Half a month after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the controversial Rafale deal, former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, have requested the apex court for a review of its decision.

Dehradun: Cop suspended for laughing at BJP-Congress fist fight

24 Dec 2018

Dehradun: Cop suspended for laughing at BJP-Congress fist fight

Ever got into trouble for laughing at inappropriate moments? Most of us have, as kids.

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

20 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the seventh consecutive working day today, amid sparring between Opposition and treasury benches on the Rafale jet issue.

BJP, Congress workers clash over Rafale deal issue in Uttarakhand

20 Dec 2018

BJP, Congress workers clash over Rafale deal issue in Uttarakhand

The BJP and Congress workers clashed over the Rafale deal issue at Congress Bhawan in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, yesterday.

RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Rafale, Cauvery

17 Dec 2018

RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Rafale, Cauvery

The proceedings in Rajya Sabha were disrupted for the fifth consecutive day today over the Rafale jet deal and Cauvery issues, leading to adjournment of the House for the day.

#RafaleDeal: Clean chit backfires; Opposition says Centre lied to SC

15 Dec 2018

#RafaleDeal: Clean chit backfires; Opposition says Centre lied to SC

The Supreme Court, on Friday, had given the Centre a clean chit, dismissing a batch of petitions calling for a court-monitored probe into the Rafale deal.

What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology

14 Dec 2018

What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology

The Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe in the decision-making process of controversial Rafale deal and gave the Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.

Week won, weekend lost, but Congress thinks Rafale-verdict isn't setback

14 Dec 2018

Week won, weekend lost, but Congress thinks Rafale-verdict isn't setback

Despite the Supreme Court saying on Friday that it doesn't find any reason to launch a probe into the Rafale deal, the Congress didn't see it as a setback.

Can't see how Rafale remains election issue after SC-verdict: Omar

14 Dec 2018

Can't see how Rafale remains election issue after SC-verdict: Omar

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said he did not see the Rafale deal remaining an election issue, in view of the verdict given by the Supreme court.

#RafaleVerdict: 'Rahul maafi maango', demand BJP-leaders, Parliament adjourned after ruckus

14 Dec 2018

#RafaleVerdict: 'Rahul maafi maango', demand BJP-leaders, Parliament adjourned after ruckus

Three days after the winter session of Parliament started, the Lok Sabha was adjourned on Friday owing to ruckus after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking an investigation into the multi-crore Rafale deal.

#RafaleDeal: Satisfied with Centre's process, SC dismisses petition seeking probe

14 Dec 2018

#RafaleDeal: Satisfied with Centre's process, SC dismisses petition seeking probe

The Supreme Court of India, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed the petition which demanded a probe in the multi-crore Rafale deal, on Friday.

#RafaleDeal: SC verdict on court-monitored probe due for Friday

13 Dec 2018

#RafaleDeal: SC verdict on court-monitored probe due for Friday

The Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on a batch of pleas demanding a court-monitored CBI probe into the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal on Friday.

Will raise Rafale, RBI autonomy issue in the Parliament: Azad

10 Dec 2018

Will raise Rafale, RBI autonomy issue in the Parliament: Azad

The Opposition will press for a joint parliamentary committee to probe the Rafale jet deal and raise several issues, including the misuse of probe agencies and autonomy for RBI, in the winter session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

#RafaleDeal: French NGO wants probe into Rafale deal, alleges corruption

24 Nov 2018

#RafaleDeal: French NGO wants probe into Rafale deal, alleges corruption

A French anti-corruption NGO, Sherpa, has filed a complaint with the office of the French National Financial Prosecutor against the French government and Dassault Aviation, alleging corruption in the Rs. 59,000cr Rafale deal signed in September 2016.

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.

S-400 to protect India from countries with territorial-ambition: Air-Marshal Nambiar

17 Nov 2018

S-400 to protect India from countries with territorial-ambition: Air-Marshal Nambiar

The S-400 Triumf air defense missile system to be procured from Russia would provide requisite security to India from neighboring countries with "territorial ambition", said Air Marshal R Nambiar, Eastern Air Command's Air Officer Commanding in Chief.

Dassault CEO's statement slap on Rahul Gandhi's face: Manoj Tiwari

15 Nov 2018

Dassault CEO's statement slap on Rahul Gandhi's face: Manoj Tiwari

Terming Dassault CEO Eric Trappier's recent statement on the Rafale deal as a "slap on the face of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi", Delhi BJP unit chief, Manoj Tiwari, said speaking a lie again and again doesn't turn it into truth.

#RafaleDeal: SC reserves verdict on pleas calling for probe

14 Nov 2018

#RafaleDeal: SC reserves verdict on pleas calling for probe

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions demanding a court-led probe into the controversial Rafale deal.

Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

14 Nov 2018

Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commenced its vital hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the controversial Rafale deal involving the procurement of 36 Rafale jets.

Rafale deal: PM admitted to theft before SC, alleges RaGa

13 Nov 2018

Rafale deal: PM admitted to theft before SC, alleges RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to "theft" in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court and changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force.

Dassault CEO on Rafale-Deal: We chose Reliance, I don't lie

13 Nov 2018

Dassault CEO on Rafale-Deal: We chose Reliance, I don't lie

Eric Trappier, the CEO of Dassault Aviation has rubbished allegations made by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi about the selection of Reliance Defence as an offset partner in the controversial Rafale deal.

RaGa alleges Dassault Aviation paid Rs.284cr bribe to Reliance Defense

02 Nov 2018

RaGa alleges Dassault Aviation paid Rs.284cr bribe to Reliance Defense

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Dassault Aviation paid Rs. 284 crore to Anil Ambani's Reliance Defense as the "first installment of kickbacks".

#RafaleDeal: SC asks Modi government to submit details in 10-days

31 Oct 2018

#RafaleDeal: SC asks Modi government to submit details in 10-days

After months of controversy, it seems that there might be some clarity on the details of the Rafale deal at long last.

#RafaleDeal: RaGa demands probe against PM, calls him 'corrupt man'

11 Oct 2018

#RafaleDeal: RaGa demands probe against PM, calls him 'corrupt man'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today demanded an investigation against PM Narendra Modi's role in the Rafale deal, alleging that he is a "corrupt man".

#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: Supreme Court asks Modi govt for deal details

10 Oct 2018

Rafale deal: Supreme Court asks Modi govt for deal details

The Rafale deal between India and France has seen one controversy after another.

SC to hear plea challenging Rafale deal on October 10

08 Oct 2018

SC to hear plea challenging Rafale deal on October 10

The Supreme Court will hear a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal on October 10.

Rafale, a good package, will be game-changer for subcontinent: Dhanoa

03 Oct 2018

Rafale, a good package, will be game-changer for subcontinent: Dhanoa

Amid the raging row over the Rafale fighter jet, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa today clarified that the deal was a "good package" and the aircraft will be a "game-changer" for the subcontinent.

Rahul Gandhi calls government's flagship Skill India campaign 'PM'S-Kill India'

26 Sep 2018

Rahul Gandhi calls government's flagship Skill India campaign 'PM'S-Kill India'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today termed the government's flagship Skill India campaign "PM'S-Kill India" and alleged Rs. 30,000 crore was "stolen" from HAL in the Rafale deal and given to a man with "no skills" to make an aircraft.

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.

#RafaleDeal: French official criticizes Hollande, but doesn't deny his claims

24 Sep 2018

#RafaleDeal: French official criticizes Hollande, but doesn't deny his claims

Just days after former French President Francois Hollande's comments about the controversial Rafale deal triggered a political slugfest in India, the French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, has said that Hollande's comments "render no service to France."

Rafale deal is India's 'largest defense scam', says Prashant Bhushan

23 Sep 2018

Rafale deal is India's 'largest defense scam', says Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan today in Chennai said Rafale deal is the "largest defense scam in India" and urged the Center to initiate a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.

Rafale-deal: Government's defense and opposition's attacks make political discourse ugly

23 Sep 2018

Rafale-deal: Government's defense and opposition's attacks make political discourse ugly

The bombshell, which former French President Francois Hollande dropped about the Rafale deal, has snowballed into a full-blown political controversy, with the opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation and Centre denying all charges.