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POLITICS

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Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Modi, Dassault aviation, Rafale Deal

We may never know whether there has been any corruption in the Rafale deal

Despite all the suppositions, accusations and revelations, only a clear money trail would establish any criminal culpability in l'affaire Rafale.

VOICES

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Corruption, Rafale Deal, Chowkidar chor hai, Narendra Modi

Because Narendra Modi's idea of corruption is very different from yours and mine

For Modi, corruption is not monetary deals. It's a notion of the DNA of this nation, and whether that's been 'corrupted' by liberal ideas. Hence, Modi remains unfazed even by the Rafale row.

POLITICS

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Dassault, Hal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rafale Deal

Exclusive: Book Excerpt from P. Chidambaram's 'Undaunted: Saving The Idea of India' (Rupa Publications)

As accusations on Rafale fly fast, we present an exclusive excerpt from senior Congressman P. Chidambaram's new book 'Undaunted' (Rupa), where the leader raises tough questions for the government on the controversial Indo-French deal.

POLITICS

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Christian Michel, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Rafale Deal

Rahul Gandhi's attack on PM Modi over Rafale is no longer a battle of facts

The game-plan on both sides has shifted from realities to perceptions and who can win the war of narratives.

POLITICS

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Defence deals, Narendra Modi, Rafale Deal, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi's Congress party beats all good sense

In the last 24 hours, the Congress, led by Mr Gandhi, has shown scant respect for Parliamentary propriety or proper discourse outside the House. It won't be the BJP but the people of India who will respond to these shenanigans.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, AgustaWestland, Rafale Deal, Christian Michel

Why Christian Michel is disappointing PM Modi

His extradition from Dubai to Delhi was apparently meant to scare the Congress. So far though, Michel has refused to oblige.

POLITICS

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Vijay Mallya, AgustaWestland, Rafale Deal, Christian Michel

Why Christian Michel has put corruption back in the 2019 Lok Sabha election narrative

A European arms dealer in an Indian jail sends out a subliminal message: even those with powerful connections to Indian politicians will not be spared.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Rahul Gandhi, BJP, Rafale Deal

Is the Rafale gamble good for Rahul Gandhi?

Rafale is not an election-loser. But the display of weak leadership on the BJP’s part is.

POLITICS

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Rafale Deal, Rakesh asthana, Alok verma, CBI

CBI crisis: The controversy will end, but will the probe agency’s image ever recover?

The ongoing row has tarnished the CBI, the government, as well as the Opposition.

POLITICS

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Rafale Deal, Rakesh asthana, Alok verma, CBI

CJI Gogoi brings order to CBI vs CBI with an emphasis on fair play

CJI's decision also tempered opposition calls which had been demanding reinstatement of the outgoing CBI director.