Disqualify Tata Sons from Air India bid: Subramanian Swamy

NEW DELHI: BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has said that Tata Sons or any of its partners should be disqualified from bidding for national carrier Air India. Swamy has written to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on this. “In public interest and in the interest of justice, Tata Sons and/or with any other […]

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Opposition parties criticise privatisation of airports in India

NEW DELHI: Some opposition members in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday accused the government of privatising airports in the name of development and also centralising powers in its hands. Participating in the discussion on ‘The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ that seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the […]

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SpiceJet grounds three B737 freighter planes

NEW DELHI: No-frills carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has grounded three Boeing 737 freighter aircraft due to a “potential defect”. The move follows an advice from Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI), which had converted these planes into freighters, according to a regulatory filing. “During an internal examination of IAI’s manufacturing facilities, a potential defect was […]

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Supreme Court directs Centre to file response by May 4 to petitions seeking review of Rafale verdict

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed the Centre on Tuesday to file response by May 4 to the petitions seeking review of last December’s verdict by which the apex court had dismissed the pleas challenging India’s deal to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not […]

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Rafale Deal: Supreme Court allows use of leaked documents, dismisses Centre’s objections

NEW DELHI: In a setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday allowed leaked documents to be relied upon by petitioners seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government’s preliminary objections claiming “privilege” over them. The Centre had submitted that privilege documents were procured by petitioners in an illegal way […]

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Rafale verdict: Narendra Modi government files application to correct factual error

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court of India seeking correction in the Rafale jet judgment where a reference has been made about the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report and Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) , saying “misinterpretation” of its note has “resulted in a controversy in the public domain”. […]

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Will ask PAC to call AG CAG to know when was CAG report on Rafale tabled in Parliament: Kharge

NEW DELHI: A day after the Supreme Court of India verdict on the Rafale deal, Public Accounts Committee chairman Mallikarjun Kharge said Saturday he will request all members of the panel to summon the Attorney General and the CAG to ask them when was the public auditor’s report tabled in Parliament. The senior Congress leader […]

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Rahul Gandhi targets Narenmdra Modi government after Supreme Court’s Rafale verdict

NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday maintained that there was massive corruption in the contract and wondered why the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report “cited by the Supreme Court of India” on it had not yet been shared with the public […]

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It is not job of court to deal with comparative details of pricing says Supreme Court on Rafale jets

NEW DELHI: There is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France, the Supreme Court said on Friday and dismissed all the petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000 crore deal. There was no substantial evidence of commercial favouritism to any private entity, […]

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