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PM Modi slams Congress: No Quattrocchi mama or Michel uncle in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering, in Rae Bareli, Sunday, Dec.16, 2018. (Source: PIB Photo via PTI)  In his first public remarks since the Supreme Court rejected judicial intervention in the Rafale deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday targetted the Congress and said that the party is “lying” and is “frustrated” as there was…

Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Rafale case on December 14

A three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday will pronounce the Supreme Court's judgment on a batch of petitions seeking an independent court-monitored investigation into the government's deal for procuring 36 Rafale fighter jets.Marathon hearings on the petition ended in November, with the government admitting that there was no…

Opposition firm on JPC probe into Rafale

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary affairs minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Bhagwant Mann and D Raja after the All party meeting by government on the eve of winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena more-in ‘Misuse’ of investigative agencies, tension with institutions like RBI raised at all-party…

French NGO seeks probe into Rafale deal

Pressure continues to mount over allegations of corruption in the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France from both within and outside the country. According to French news portal Mediapart, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) has approached the National Financial Prosecutor’s office, seeking a probe into the allegations of money laundering and corruption in…

Enough material evidence to nail Prime Minister on Rafale deal, says...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was enough material evidence to nail Prime Minister Narendra Modi for corruption in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.Addressing the media at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi, he said that as per the Dassault Aviation CEO, the contract was given to Anil Ambani’s firm Reliance Defence since…

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan seek FIR in Rafale deal,...

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2018 7:54:05 pm Opposition parties including Congress have targetted the government over removal of Verma. (Express Press Photo By Amit Mehra) Former union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking registration of an FIR…

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Sues NDTV For 10,000 Crores For Rafale Coverage

NDTV has been sued for 10,000 crores by Anil Ambani's Reliance Group in a court in Ahmedabad for its reportage on the Rafale fighter jet deal. The hearing has been listed for October 26th and NDTV will argue that the charges of defamation are nothing more than a heavy-handed attempt by Anil Ambani's group to…

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman rebuts Rafale allegations on France visit

India's defence minister faced new questions Thursday over a 2016 deal to buy Rafale fighter jets from France, which critics say unfairly profited a key backer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at a briefing in Paris, Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated the government's claim that it had no idea the jets' builder, Dassault Aviation, would team…

Amid Cover-Up Allegations, Defence Minister Explains Rafale Factory Visit

Paris: In France for a three-day visit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today refuted Congress allegations that she has gone on a cover-up exercise and insisted that the government had no part in the selection of Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as a joint venture partner in the Rafale deal. It was choice of the OEM (Original Equipment…

Dassault Aviation says it chose Reliance ‘freely’ for Rafale deal

The decision to partner with Reliance Defence on Rafale aircraft deal was taken ‘freely,’ Dassault Aviation said in a press release on Thursday, October 11, 2018.The clarification came a day after reports in the French media suggested that the company was made to choose Reliance Defence in a “trade-off” to get the Rafale aircraft deal…

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