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Top BJP leadership comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Amit Shah on Friday praised Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her reply in the Lok Sabha, saying she demolished Congress’ lies and misinformation campaign on Rafale fighter jets deal. Soon after Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech, PM Modi tweeted: “Defence Minister’s speech in the Parliament demolishes the …

Congress President Rahul Gandhi stated on Friday that the narrative for upcoming Lok Sabha elections will not revolve around the Ram temple but matters such as jobs, farmers’ problems and “corruption in the Rafale deal”. “The narrative for 2019 elections is very easy. Jobs for India’s youth. What will set the narrative is the destruction …

State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has created a profit of Rs. 7,334 crores in the last four years, according to details provided by the government in Lok Sabha Wednesday. The company has made a net revenue of Rs. 58,651 crores between the financial year 2015-16 and September last year, as per the details. …

Former ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, comprising with advocate Prashant Bhushan, have requested the Supreme Court seeking a review of its December 14 verdict in Rafale case that gave the government a clean chit. The Supreme Court had ruled that there was no reason to doubt the decision-making process behind the Rafale jet deal, …

The indigenously developed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is on final induction after going all the tests, said a confirmed official on Monday. “LCA Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) are on final induction after going through each of the tests,” said DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy in a radio …

Rafale deal Centre says procurement procedure ‘completely followed’

The Congress on Monday asked Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to state in public what “dirty secrets” he had about the Rafale fighter jets deal that he continued to hold the top post despite his ill-health. Congress’s chief spokesperson RandeepSurjewala claimed that Mr. Parrikar was learned to have lost his cool in a current cabinet …

Following the killing of several business persons in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Monday that a Bihar Industrial Security Force (BISF) will be established on the lines of the CISF. This will “give special security to industrialists and businessmen”, Nitish Kumar said at an Udhmi Panchayat held here. It was attended by Deputy …

Attacking Congress over the AgustaWestland deal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday stated the party leaders had got Rs. 150 crore bribe for the helicopters purchase transaction during the previous UPA regime. He also said that the Congress party was party to multiple scams and it had played with the security of the …

Delhi Police has sought the help of the Nepal Embassy and NGOs in the case of the disappearance of eight women and a girl from a Shahdara shelter home earlier this month. Eight women and a girl were reported missing from the shelter home in Shahdara in the first week of December. The Delhi Commission …

RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called upon sportspersons to put the country on top of the international sports map, noting if India is able to establish its dominance in sports, the world will accept it as a superpower. “Like the Army personnel, sportspersons are held in respect throughout the world and countries …

Pakistani forces made an chances to strike a forward Indian post along the Line of Control at Naugam sector on Sunday, which has been foiled, the army said in a statement today. A group of Pakistani Border Action Team or BAT had tried to cross the Line of Control and two men have been killed, …

BJP’s rebel lawmaker from Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini on Sunday warned the party to expel him. Mr. Saini, who had floated his own political outfit four months ago, expelled out at the BJP saying it had allegedly betrayed the people who had voted for the party. “I have had nothing to do with the party …