Yashwant Sinha

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Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

31 Jan 2020

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

14 Nov 2019

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

In what qualifies as a win for BJP-led Centre, the Supreme Court refused to change its December 2018 order, in which it had dismissed pleas seeking an investigation into how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France's Dassault Aviation.

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

29 Jun 2019

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday, July 1, after its annual six-week-long summer vacation and the first week will be jam-packed with important cases.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

26 May 2019

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

20 May 2019

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

13 May 2019

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

#LokSabhaPolls: Voting for fifth phase begins, big names in fray

06 May 2019

#LokSabhaPolls: Voting for fifth phase begins, big names in fray

The fifth phase of 2019 general elections began on Monday. 51 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states will vote in the leanest phase of polls.

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".

#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.

Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

20 Jan 2019

Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

While the opposition leaders want people to believe, the mega rally in Kolkata was a success and has laid roots for the end of BJP's rule, data shows otherwise.

Kejriwal fears Modi-Shah will 'change constitution', netizens slam him

20 Jan 2019

Kejriwal fears Modi-Shah will 'change constitution', netizens slam him

At the United India rally in Kolkata on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will rule like Adolf Hitler if voted to power in 2019.

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

19 Jan 2019

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

07 Jan 2019

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.

#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.

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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

Shatrughan Sinha criticizes BJP govt over Rafale deal

15 Oct 2018

Shatrughan Sinha criticizes BJP govt over Rafale deal

Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha criticized the BJP government at the Center over the Rafale deal.

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

12 Oct 2018

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

Shatrughan Sinha, also known as Shotgun, might compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the PM's own constituency, Varanasi.

Rafale deal: IAF chief backs government, says India facing threat

12 Sep 2018

Rafale deal: IAF chief backs government, says India facing threat

On Wednesday, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief BS Dhanoa backed the government on the controversial Rafale deal, saying that the procurement of Rafale fighter jets was crucial for strengthening India's weakening air force strength.

Rafale-deal: Slamming RaGa's 'poor understanding', Arun Jaitley asks 15 questions

29 Aug 2018

Rafale-deal: Slamming RaGa's 'poor understanding', Arun Jaitley asks 15 questions

In his first video interview after resuming charge as Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has slammed Congress and Rahul Gandhi for their 'factually false' allegations about the Rafale deal.

Govt is in Ambani's pocket: Kejriwal on Jio Institute row

11 Jul 2018

Govt is in Ambani's pocket: Kejriwal on Jio Institute row

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the government over the selection of Jio Institute for the "Institution of Eminence" status, saying the government "is in Ambani's pocket".

No probe will be ordered into 'exchange-of-currency' in Ahmedabad-bank: Sinha

26 Jun 2018

No probe will be ordered into 'exchange-of-currency' in Ahmedabad-bank: Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha yesterday said the government wouldn't order any probe into reports of exchange of currency notes worth Rs. 745.58cr at Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank within five days of the announcement of demonetization on November 8, 2016.

India, fastest-growing major economy, trend likely to continue: Jaitley

18 Jun 2018

India, fastest-growing major economy, trend likely to continue: Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that 7.7% economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 "firmly" established India as the fastest-growing major economy in the world and the trend is likely to continue for some years.

AAP's Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia hospitalized on Day-6 of hunger-strike

18 Jun 2018

AAP's Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia hospitalized on Day-6 of hunger-strike

Six days after launching an indefinite hunger strike, Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain was rushed to hospital yesterday after his health deteriorated.

Delhi: Metro stations closed, security upped ahead of AAP's march

17 Jun 2018

Delhi: Metro stations closed, security upped ahead of AAP's march

Five stations of the Delhi Metro have been shut down for the day for AAP's planned protest march to PM Narendra Modi's residence.

PM, L-G refuse to intervene as AAP protest enters Day-5

15 Jun 2018

PM, L-G refuse to intervene as AAP protest enters Day-5

The political drama in Delhi shows no signs of ending. The Center and L-G Anil Baijal have continued to remain mum, even as protests by AAP entered Day-5.

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

14 Jun 2018

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

The political situation in Delhi turned more dramatic even as AAP leaders' sit-in protest at the L-G's office entered the fourth day.

United Opposition in Karnataka, a signal for 2019 Lok Sabha?

24 May 2018

United Opposition in Karnataka, a signal for 2019 Lok Sabha?

After an intense fist fight between the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) coalition to assume power in Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy swore-in as the CM yesterday. The ceremony, however, was out-shined by the stellar show of strength from the opposition parties.

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party

21 Apr 2018

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, on Saturday, quit the party saying democracy is under threat.

Mamata meets Sonia, asks Congress to participate in anti-BJP alliance

29 Mar 2018

Mamata meets Sonia, asks Congress to participate in anti-BJP alliance

Contrary to speculation, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is not working towards an anti-BJP anti-Congress front. Instead, on Wednesday, she met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and stressed that she wants Congress to be a part of the fight against BJP.

PNB scam: Nirav Modi bribed official with gold and diamond

04 Mar 2018

PNB scam: Nirav Modi bribed official with gold and diamond

Billionaire Nirav Modi bribed a bank official with gold and diamond for his assistance in the Rs. 12,650cr PNB scam, CBI said.

Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

07 Feb 2018

Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

Is rebel BJP leader Yashwant Sinha testing BJP central leadership's patience? Considering his recent statements, it would seem so.