The decision to extend the tenure of the two intelligence chiefs was taken due to the forthcoming general election by the prime minister-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The centre wanted a new government to take a decision on appointments on these key posts, officials in the know said.
In an apparent attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been alleging corruption in the purchase of the fighter jets, Jaitley said "disrupters" have lost on all counts and those who manufactured falsehood compromised the security of the country.
A multi-agency probe is already underway into the fraud, which was mainly perpetrated by way of fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs).
The bank can not receive money from UltraTech Cement or remit it to its Dubai branch without RBI’s permission
In the wake of the Supreme Court order on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, the BSP chief said that it would definitely give some respite to the central government, which is facing heat on the matter.
The National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) in Vadodara, Gujarat opened its doors to the first batch of 103 students from 20 states in two fully-residential undergraduate courses in September this year.
According to sources, both Gehlot and Pilot were called by the Congress president for an amicable settlement to the issue amid a clear fight between the old and the young guard in the party.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Congress had stated earlier that the Rafale issue cannot be decided by the Supreme Court, and the alleged corruption in the defence contract can only be brought out by a JPC after examining the files and notings in the contract.
"Can't see how #RafaleDeal remains an election issue after this," Omar wrote on Twitter after the top court verdict.
In its ruling on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the deal, the apex court said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of the 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France.
In the first phase of the probe, the Western Regional office has started a probe against Pratibha Industries, Valecha Engineering and Yash Birla Group.
As soon as the Question Hour was taken up, opposition members trooped into the Well carrying placards on various issues, including alleged scam in Rafale deal. But BJP members stood up and started raising slogans against the Congress and Gandhi.
The government has asked the people to refrain from keeping or carrying Indian bank notes higher than Rs 100 denomination as it has not legalised them, The Kathmandu Post quoted Minister for Information and Communications Gokul Prasad Baskota as saying.
The apex court said that the government broadly followed all necessary processes while signing the deal with France
The tribunal took note of a media report which said that the CPCB had started a process to rank 88 industrial clusters across the country based on their pollution levels.
She had mostly stayed at 13, Civil Lines instead of the official chief minister's residence at 8, Civil Lines, which was not allotted to anyone else.
During the talks, Kovind appreciated Myanmar's decision to grant tourist visa on arrival to Indian citizens who intend to visit the country.
Bansal was produced in court on December 13 and has been remanded in judicial custody for 10 days.
Maharashtra has declared drought in 151 talukas across 26 districts and sought an assistance of over Rs 7,000 crore from the central government.
Judge Terrence Berge hoped it would be grave enough to deter others from committing similar crimes.
Chidambaram also hoped that Das stands up to the autonomy and rights of the RBI.
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Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, who manned had North Block when Jaitley was on medical leave, hit out at RBI for making "unreasonable" amendments to the framework.
India signed an agreement with France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft in a fly-away condition as part of the upgrading process of the Indian Air Force equipment
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