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After Congress pans Rafale ‘shastra puja’, BJP’s Bofors counter

The Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge called the whole thing Rafale ceremony a “tamasha (drama)” and compared it to how his own party never did such a thing when buying weapons.
Amit Shah in Kaithal, Haryana. (Photo @BJP4India)
Amit Shah in Kaithal, Haryana. (Photo @BJP4India)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The Kargil war: ‘Izzat’ and honour for the soldier, after the headlines fade

The 20th anniversary of the war is a good time to internalise issues that have alienated the military
It was important to tell the human stories that would prevent our soldiers from becoming statistics, and would remind Indians that these were individuals combating real attachments — parents, girlfriends, children — to place duty above loss(Manish Swarup/HT Archives)
It was important to tell the human stories that would prevent our soldiers from becoming statistics, and would remind Indians that these were individuals combating real attachments — parents, girlfriends, children — to place duty above loss(Manish Swarup/HT Archives)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Investigations in Bofors case will continue, says CBI

“In view of certain revelations made by one Michael Hershman, the CBI sought the permission of the trial court to conduct further investigation in the Bofors case,” CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said on Thursday.
The Central Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday that it will continue the probe in the Bofors scandal, in which Rs64 crore kickbacks were allegedly paid.(AFP)
The Central Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday that it will continue the probe in the Bofors scandal, in which Rs64 crore kickbacks were allegedly paid.(AFP)
Published on May 16, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Probe in 64-crore Bofors payoff case to continue: CBI

The agency told Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Navin Kumar Kashyap that it wants to withdraw the application filed on February 1, 2018.
CBI withdraws application from Delhi court seeking permission to further probe <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>64-crore Bofors payoff case.(AFP FILE)
CBI withdraws application from Delhi court seeking permission to further probe 64-crore Bofors payoff case.(AFP FILE)
Updated on May 16, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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Lok Sabha ekections 2019: Censure Modi’s remarks on Rajiv: Congress to EC

A delegation of senior leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Khurshid and Rajeev Shukla submitted a memorandum with the election body on Monday.
“Your father he died as ‘bhrashtachari no.1’ (corrupt no 1). This arrogance will destroy you. This country forgives mistakes but never betrayal,” PM Modi reportedly said.(HT Photo)
“Your father he died as ‘bhrashtachari no.1’ (corrupt no 1). This arrogance will destroy you. This country forgives mistakes but never betrayal,” PM Modi reportedly said.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM Modi cites ‘Bofors sins’ to hit back at Congress

Addressing a poll rally here, Modi indicated that the Congress chief was “burdened” with “Bofors sins” of his late father (Rajiv Gandhi) and therefore, was accusing others of corruption.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday attempted to turn the tables on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, citing the Bofors scam to blunt the edge of the latter’s attack on the Rafale deal.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday attempted to turn the tables on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, citing the Bofors scam to blunt the edge of the latter’s attack on the Rafale deal.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019| BSP-SP alliance to play crucial role in poll results: Mayawati

Addressing a public rally at the Kasturchand Park ground, Mayawati launched an attack on both the Congress and BJP, alleging that the Congress had lost in some states due to wrong policies and they would also pay the price in the forthcoming elections.
The BSP leader called on the voters to ensure that the BJP does not return to power at the Centre.(HT PHOTO)
The BSP leader called on the voters to ensure that the BJP does not return to power at the Centre.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 09:02 PM IST
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Leaked documents did not deter probe, action in other key cases

Experts say the sources of documents or information have not mattered in the past so long as such leaks were made in public interest or to bring to light irregularities in government transactions, and hadn’t been obtained for the purpose of espionage.
The Attorney General said in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the government intended to invoke the Official Secrets Act against newspapers that published documents on the Rafale jet fighter deal and the petitioner.(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)
The Attorney General said in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the government intended to invoke the Official Secrets Act against newspapers that published documents on the Rafale jet fighter deal and the petitioner.(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal and Ashok Bagriya

Government’s counter to Rafale plea: Papers were stolen

Arguing for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, attorney general KK Venugopal said at an open court hearing that the “documents relied on by the petitioners in their review petitions were stolen from the ministry and should not be relied on”.
The court questioned the attorney general’s proposition on stolen documents.(PTI)
The court questioned the attorney general’s proposition on stolen documents.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 09:26 AM IST
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‘Legacy of speaking falsehood’: Arun Jaitley hits out at Rahul Gandhi over Rafale allegations

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday responded to Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale jet deal by bringing up the Bofors gun purchase, AgustaWestland chopper deal and National Herald matter.
Arun Jaitley said the Congress does not understand national security, it only understands money, and likened Rahul Gandhi to someone who has a “natural dislike for the truth.”(PTI)
Arun Jaitley said the Congress does not understand national security, it only understands money, and likened Rahul Gandhi to someone who has a “natural dislike for the truth.”(PTI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Why Indian media can’t emulate the US media

To some this may be a lamentable conclusion but it’s also God’s own truth. Of course, our profession can boast of some journalists who, at the cost of their happiness or security, will stand up for their principles and refuse to bend, but they are rare.
The Indian media is unlikely to emulate the American because they lack economic security, writes Karan Thapar.(HT Photo)
The Indian media is unlikely to emulate the American because they lack economic security, writes Karan Thapar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 10:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKaran Thapar

Arms and the Indian politician

The journey from Bofors to Rafale has left our defence procurement policy in tatters
Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi with spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference on the issue of Rafale deal at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi, September 22. Rahul Gandhi is trying to use this scandal as a lethal weapon during the 2019 election campaign(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi with spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference on the issue of Rafale deal at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi, September 22. Rahul Gandhi is trying to use this scandal as a lethal weapon during the 2019 election campaign(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 11:08 AM IST
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Supreme Court refuses CBI appeal to reopen Bofors case over delay in filing appeal

The bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it was not convinced with the grounds furnished by the petitioner in explaining the inordinate delay of 4522 days in filing appeal
Indian artillery men fire 155mm Bofors guns.(AFP File Photo)
Indian artillery men fire 155mm Bofors guns.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

‘NDA’s Rafale controversy is like a déjà vu of Congress’s Bofors’

Security challenges to India have been regular. Whether it is China or Pakistan, we have complex security challenges along with equally complex challenges on the domestic fronts as well
Udhay Bhaskar,retired commodre, speaks during a lecture at Military Intelligence Training school in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Udhay Bhaskar,retired commodre, speaks during a lecture at Military Intelligence Training school in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByParth Welankar

Rajdeep Sardesai column: Will Rafale become the Bofors of our times?

That question lies at the core of Rahul Gandhi’s 2019 challenge
Both Rajiv Gandhi and Narendra Modi have headed majority governments that ensured there was no immediate threat to their rule(HT Photo)
Both Rajiv Gandhi and Narendra Modi have headed majority governments that ensured there was no immediate threat to their rule(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 08:28 PM IST
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Netflix will not change objectionable word in Sacred Games, Rajiv Gandhi line to remain

A legal counsel for Netflix said on Tuesday that the streaming service had no intention of removing an ‘objectionable word’ used to describe former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in the show Sacred Games.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sacred Games.(Ishika Mohan Motwane/Netflix)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sacred Games.(Ishika Mohan Motwane/Netflix)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 03:06 PM IST
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US-made ultra light Howitzers tested at Pokhran for preparing fire tables

India will acquire 145 ultra light Howitzer guns as part of a deal with US manufacturer BAE systems in the next three years.
US soldiers from Charlie Battery, 321st Field Artillery Regiment fire a 155MM M777 howitzer at a Taliban enemy position from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Bostic, in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 28, 2011. India is testing these guns at Pokhran and will acquire 145 Howitzers from the US in the next three years.(REUTERS File Photo)
US soldiers from Charlie Battery, 321st Field Artillery Regiment fire a 155MM M777 howitzer at a Taliban enemy position from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Bostic, in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 28, 2011. India is testing these guns at Pokhran and will acquire 145 Howitzers from the US in the next three years.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 08:07 AM IST
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Rafale should not be the new Bofors | The Factivist by Shekhar Gupta

By arrogantly refusing to discuss the price, or be transparent with the Rafale purchase, the government is making exactly the same mistake Rajiv Gandhi made with Bofors, writes Shekhar Gupta.
(FILES) A photo dated 21 June 1999 shows Indian artillery men firing 155mm Bofors guns at enemy positions from a gun emplacement on the Srinagar to Kargil road. We haven’t added a gun in that category since, in 31 years.(AFP)
(FILES) A photo dated 21 June 1999 shows Indian artillery men firing 155mm Bofors guns at enemy positions from a gun emplacement on the Srinagar to Kargil road. We haven’t added a gun in that category since, in 31 years.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 09:38 AM IST
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Shield CBI from political obstruction on Bofors cases: Par panel draft report

A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sub-committee said that necessary legislative reviews be made to ensure unencumbered freedom of investigation and prosecution by the CBI.
Photo dated 21 June 1999 shows Indian artillery men firing 155mm Bofors guns from a gun emplacement on the Srinagar to Kargil road.(AFP File Photo)
Photo dated 21 June 1999 shows Indian artillery men firing 155mm Bofors guns from a gun emplacement on the Srinagar to Kargil road.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 08:29 PM IST
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Why 2018 feels like 1988

From 400-plus seats in 1984, Rajiv’s Congress fell to a mere 197 five years later. No one can predict how far, the fall will be for Modi’s BJP from its 2014 tally of 282. Yet the parallels are striking indeed. Many people who were not traditional Congress voters saw hope for Rajiv in 1984; many past critics of the BJP voters saw hope for Modi in 2014. With so much goodwill behind him, Rajiv threw away the chance to take the country forward; and it increasingly seems that Modi has done the same.
Narendra Modi and Rajiv Gandhi belong to different generations. They were reared in very different social circumstances. And yet, in terms of India’s democratic history, there are some significant similarities between these two PMs(Animesh Debnath)
Narendra Modi and Rajiv Gandhi belong to different generations. They were reared in very different social circumstances. And yet, in terms of India’s democratic history, there are some significant similarities between these two PMs(Animesh Debnath)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 08:17 AM IST
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