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New year augurs well for the global left with radical resurgence against neoliberal politics

IT is a spring back moment for the global Left. It might not have reached a point of renascence yet. But the Left revival, though inconspicuous and asymmetrical across countries, is unmistakable. It is a bouncy aftereffect of the all too common right wing surge all over the globe. Writing off the Left or berating it…
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Best fiction writing in 2018: Award goes to the Supreme Court’s Rafale judgement

SINCE December 14, 2018, enough has been written on the now infamous Rafale judgement. Still, looking at it once again before the Supreme Court reopens after winter holidays is not a bad idea. On many occasions, the judgement gives a feel that the bench considered the petitions of only M L Sharma and Vineet Dhanda,…
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Supreme Court’s Rafale judgment is contrary to international judicial precedents showing claims of ‘secrecy’ are hollow

The decision of the Modi Government to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation, a French company, was upheld by the Supreme Court recently. The judgment says in para 25 that the pricing details were already “shared with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and the report has been examined by the Public Accounts…
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Supreme Court’s verdict on Rafale is no ‘clean chit’ to Modi; joint parliamentary committee probe now imperative

The Supreme Court in its much-awaited judgment on Rafale petitions given on Friday, December 14, 2018, the last day before the winter recess of the Court, has given no glory to the learned judges, especially the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as the judgment seems to be an attempt to avoid all the contentious…
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Rafale verdict: Statement by Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie & Prashant Bhushan, petitioners in PILs dismissed by Supreme Court

The judgement of the Supreme Court dismissing our petition seeking an independent court monitored investigation into the Rafale deal is as shocking as it is disappointing. We had gone to court after making a detailed complaint to the CBI pointing out the following: Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie& @pbhushan1 issue a statement on Supreme Court’s judgment…
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Wheels within wheels in RBI revolving door: Urjit Patel’s tenure among most tumultuous

The underlying story around the sudden resignation of the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not about what has happened, but what hasn’t. Dr Urjit Patel did not resign when the tussle had peaked. He had in fact dug in his heels on one of the points of contention, that is, sharing…
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