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Ex-Union Minister Arun Shourie Moves SC, Questions Validity Of The Colonial Sedition Law

Jul 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The bench agreed to examine the pleas filed by Editors Guild of India and a former major general, challenging the constitutionality of the law, and said its main concern was the "misuse of law".

CBI Court Orders FIR Against Arun Shourie For Sale Of Laxmi Vilas Palace In Rajasthan

Sep 17, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace was valued at over Rs 252 crore but was sold for Rs 7.5 crore to hotelier Lalit Suri. At the time of this sale, Arun Shourie was Disinvestment Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Supreme Court Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal Case, Says 'Review Petitions Without Merit'

The Supreme Court had reserved the verdict on the Rafale deal in May this year.

Ayodhya Verdict Invokes Doctrine Of Necessity; The Judicial Precedent May Have Repercussions

Nov 10, 2019 Aakar Patel

What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.

Rafale Case: SC Reserves Verdict On Review Petitions

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday reserved verdict on a batch of petitions seeking review of its last year’s December 14 judgment that had cleared the Rafale deal

09 May, 2019

Government Duped Court In Rafale Case, Petitioners Tell SC

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The Narendra Modi government 'misled' the top court to obtain favourable order in the Rafale case last December, former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan tell the Supreme Court

30 April, 2019

Rafale Verdict: SC Rejects Centre's Plea For More Time To File Response On Review Petitions

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A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not allow the plea of the Centre, that it be granted four weeks time to file its response to the pleas.

10 April, 2019

Delighted By SC's Unanimous Verdict: Arun Shourie On Rafale Deal

Outlook Web Bureau

'Centre's argument meant no wrong can be done in the defence deal,' Shourie said.

02 January, 2019

Rafale Deal: Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie Move SC Seeking Review Of Dec 14 Verdict

Outlook Web Bureau

In the judgement, the apex court had noted that the pricing details have been shared with CAG, and the report of the CAG has been examined by the PAC. However, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who chairs the PAC, had said no such report had come to him.

13 December, 2018

SC Verdict On Pleas Seeking Probe In Rafale Deal Today

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While reserving the verdict, the apex court had said that the pricing details of Rafale jets could only be discussed after it decides on whether to make it public.

23 November, 2018

Modi's Assurances Are False, Says Rahul Gandhi In Poll-Bound Madhya Pradesh

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Rahul Gandhi promised loan waiver to farmers "within 10 days of coming to power" in Madhya Pradesh and making the state an "agriculture hub" of the country.

24 October, 2018

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan Move SC Seeking FIR In Rafale Deal

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They alleged "criminal misconduct" by high public functionaries in the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.

04 October, 2018

Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie Meet CBI Director; Demand Probe Into Rafale Deal

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Bhushan and Shourie met CBI Director Alok Verma on Thursday and submitted documents buttressing their arguments for the need of probe.

03 September, 2018

2019 General Polls Last Chance For Opposition To Stop BJP 'Onslaught', Says Arun Shourie

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Shourie said people can look for “new leadership” such as Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar, Alpesh Thakor, Hardik Patel.

08 August, 2018

Rafale Deal Is Much Bigger 'Scam' Than Bofors Scandal: Yaswant Sinha And Arun Shourie

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Sinha and Shourie, addressing a press conference along with lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan, raised a number of questions over the Rs 58,000 crore deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France

04 April, 2018

Prime Minister Is Kite-Flying, More Such Orders To Muzzle Media Are In Store, Says Arun Shourie

Outlook Web Bureau

He also called the Modi-led government the biggest perpetrator of fake news.

08 January, 2018

When An Indian Express Reporter Broke Law And Purchased A Woman For Rs 2,300 To Write A Shocking Story On Trafficking

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The memory was dusted by Shekhar Gupta, the former Editor in chief of Indian Express and founder of online news portal Print, during a Twitter debate on whether UIDAI was justified in filing a case against The Tribune reporter

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz