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The Great Defence Scandal
December 19, 2002
  Opposition continues to boycott Fernandes in Parliament
December 8, 2002
  Tehelka not to participate in any new inquiry: Tejpal
December 3, 2002
  Delhi court rejects Jaya Jaitly's case against Tehelka
November 27, 2002
  George is only a political colleague: Jaya Jaitly
  Jaya Jaitly accuses Tehelka, Cong of sabotaging probe
November 25, 2002
  I am deeply hurt by the allegations:Venkataswami
August 8, 2002
  Non-bailable warrant against Tarun Tejpal, 3 others: PTI
August 7, 2002
  Anirudh Bahal arrested; but court grants bail
July 29, 2002
  Money was paid at Fernandes' house: Tehelka reporter/PTI
July 17, 2002
  Fernandes moves bill, opposition walks out: PTI
July 3, 2002

Tehelka journalist sent to CBI custody
Fund for tehelka came from West Asia: Govt
Venkataswami panel counsel alleges 'pressure'
Tehelka scribe appears before panel
Tehelka scribe arrested in poaching case

  Delhi HC dismisses Jaya Jaitly's plea
April 26, 2002
  Tehelka had definite plan to fix me: Bangaru Laxman
February 15, 2002
  Jaya wants to be cross-examined after Tehelka reporters
January 8, 2002
  Jaya Jaitley's witness claims Mathew was a 'fraud'
December 21, 2001
  Opposition boycotts meeting chaired by Fernandes
December 19, 2001
  Govt to appoint new judge to head Tehelka probe
Fernandes keeps away from Parliament under deal with Oppn
December 14, 2001
  Kargil procurement: CVC initiates action on CAG report
December 12, 2001
  Irrelevant weaponry purchases made in the name of Kargil: CAG
December 11, 2001
  Soldiers make sacrifices, officials make money
Don't target army, Fernandes tells opposition
BJP defends Fernandes
Fernandes to be examined first
December 5, 2001
  Decision on witnesses on Dec 11: Venkatswami
November 29, 2001
  Motives, means behind Tehelka to be probed
November 23, 2001
  Venkataswami Commission get another extension
November 6, 2001
  No clandestine probe into Tehelka: CBI
November 5, 2001
  Guidelines for defence agents announced
October 23, 2001
  Tehelka transcripts inaccurate: Jaya
BJP at loggerheads over Laxman's possible re-induction
October 15, 2001
  Govt should wind up Venkatswami Commission: Tejpal
October 14, 2001
  Jaswant, Venkaiah back George's case
October 12, 2001
  Tehelka tapes genuine: Commission
September 5, 2001
  Use of women minor ethical transgression: Tejpal
August 26, 2001
  CBI quizzes Tehelka reporter, suspended MHA official
August 25, 2001
  'I am uncomfortable with what happened'
'Assam story was an editorial mishap'
Samata may file case against Tehelka
Tehelka: So, what has changed now?
Sacked Samata leader hits back at Tehelka
August 24, 2001
  Vajpayee rejects demand for probe
Delhi cops looking into use of call girls
A general in the dock
Assam minister serves notice to tehelka
Fernandes seeks appointment with PM
August 23, 2001
  Samata member offered call girls: Tejpal
MoD to take action against tainted officers
Prostitutes condemn their use by Tehelka
Use of immoral measures unacceptable: Mahajan
Jurists, journalists slam Tehelka, but oppose criminal action
Samata demands security for sex workers
August 22, 2001
  Tehelka expose: Armymen bribed with prostitutes
Sex tapes creates ruckus in LS
Armymen insisted on prostitutes: Tejpal
August 4, 2001

IAF chief seeks delay of CDS setup

June 5, 2001

Fernandes criticises

May 26, 2001

3 defence ministry officials found guilty

May 25, 2001

Bangaru, Jaitley, 23 others get notices

May 17, 2001

Army inquiry finds prima facie proof against 5
Venkataswami Commission to begin hearings in June

May 15, 2001

CBI, RAW to be asked to help Tehelka probe

May 8, 2001

Pak denies plotting to kill Tarun Tejpal

May 7, 2001

ISI's new strategy: Let Indians Kill Indians

May 6, 2001

Attempt to eliminate Tehelka chief foiled
Attempt on Tejpal to discredit NDA govt: Police

May 2, 2001

Defence probe panels to submit reports in May

May 1, 2001

Another Tehelka-tainted Official Transferred

April 27, 2001

N K Singh shifted to Planning Commission
Cong stages walk-out in LS demanding JPC

April 26, 2001

Parliament to adjourn sine die on Friday

April 25, 2001

Venkataswamy issues notice to Tehelka

April 24, 2001

Parliamentary détente helps both BJP and Congress
Parliament normal after a month of chaos

April 21, 2001

Bangaru Laxman not to campaign for assembly polls: PTI
MPs urge PM ot revokae Mathew's suspension
Press Council gives clean chit to Tehelka

April 18, 2001

Cabinet clears Lokpal Bill

April 17, 2001

Venkataswamy Commission may utilise agencies' services

April 10, 2001

Venkataswamy Commission to be mostly public

April 5, 2001

BJP having second thoughts about post-Tehelka rallies

April 4, 2001

PM to address post-Tehelka rally in Bangalore on Thursday

April 3, 2001

Murgai seeks more time to appear before CoI

April 1, 2001

Acceptance of money 'indefensible indiscretion': Advani
Samata minister files suit against Tehelka
PIL seeks removal of Mishra from PMO

March 30, 2001

Thomas Mathew is a man on the run

March 29, 2001

'They cannot even stop my increment'
Home ministry may give Mathew some more time
Mathew pleads for presidential intervention
Congress demands answers from PM
PM's ouster will only benefit Advani: Digvijay
BJP's dalit leaders demand action against Shanta Kumar

March 28, 2001

Mathew had links with Communists

March 27, 2001

Union home ministry official Thomas Mathew suspended
R K Jain retracts his Tehelka claims
Govt plans defence scam's burial

March 26, 2001

Murgai elusive but CoI grills his deputy
Army inquiry summons Maj Gen Murgai
Home ministry official served show cause notice

March 24, 2001

Clean up PMO: Thackeray reiterates
Minister threatens defamation suit against Tehelka
Bangaru an innocent victim: BJP
Krishnamurthy blasts Congress
Justice Venkataswami to head Tehelka probe: PTI
CVC recommends I-T raids on Tehelka accused: PTI

March 23, 2001

BJP executive will back PM
Delhi HC throws out PIL against Tehelka
Advani rules out govt's resignation
FIR against V George smacks of vendetta: Ramakrishna Hegde
Parliament to reconvene on April 16

March 22, 2001

Vajpayee woos NCP to replace Trinamul
Defence ministry also orders inquiry
Govt orders inquiry into official's role in Tehelka sting
After RSS, SJM targets PMO
Parliament adjourned for another day

March 21, 2001

BJP dares Sonia to one-on-one TV debate
CBI probing nine major defence deals concluded after 1989
Naval chief defends Fernandes on Barak controversy
Parliament continues to be in turmoil
Parliament approves vote-on-account
Armed forces will weather Tehelka: Naval Chief

March 20, 2001

Operation Oust... what next?
All defence deals are checked by CVC, says BJP
Tejpal to appear before army's court of inquiry
Sonia seeks time on DD
Govt has done no wrong: Vajpayee
Thackeray joins campaign against PMO: PTI
Nitesh given additional charge of rlys: PTI
LS passes vote-on-account
11 Goa Opposition members suspended
Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth tells govt to step down over defence scandal


March 19, 2001
The sting in sting operations
BJP National Executive meet advanced to March 24
Army court of inquiry begins proceedings in Tehelka case
Govt may opt for vote-on-account if Parliament is stalled
Gujarat governor's address disrupted, forced to leave House
CJI turns down request for sitting judge for probe
Congress vs NDA: Battle shifts to streets
Parliament adjourned over tehelka tapes
Sudarshan clarifies remarks on PMO

March 18, 2001

Sonia Promises Plan to Dislodge NDA
Jaswant Is New Defence Minister
This is the time to strike, say Congressmen
Sudarshan hits out at 'incompetent' PMO
Senior army officers to depose in defence scam inquiry
Hegde asks Fernandes to step down as NDA convenor
NDA ready for a trial of strength: PM
Congress will allow passage to vote-on-account in LS

March 17, 2001

Vajpayee wants to protect Brajesh?
Tejpal blames Brajesh for witch-hunt
No probe into Tehelka finances: Govt/PTI
Armed forces should improve standards: PM: PTI
Expose a great service if charges are proved: Mahajan/PTI
CPI-M blasts PM's speech: PTI
Middlemen who had lost access were behind expose, says Fernandes
Samata MPs adamant on quitting NDA ministry
Fernandes knew about Jain's errant ways
Laxman denies implicating Mishra and Bhattacharya: PTI
Hopefuls eye vacant slot in NDA ministry
Congress to oust government 'step by step'
Sonia calls for government's resignation

March 16, 2001

BJP links Tejpal to Arjun Singh
Maharashtra legislature adjourned again
Bangaru 'failed' us, says RSS; defends Vajpayee
PM announces probe into defence scam
The full text of the PM's speech
Probe will also look at why the allegation was made
NDA re-elects Fernandes as convenor
Govt may seek confidence vote
President accepts resignations of ministers
Fernandes to get back defence after probe, says Mahajan
Trinamul's pull out from NDA leaves BJP in West Bengal cold
Impasse over continuance of other Samata ministers
Trinamul's pull out from NDA leaves BJP in West Bengal cold
Home ministry issuing legal notice to Tehelka's reporter
Scam gives Congress a readymade agenda
RSS says expose appears to be true, demands probe
Fernandes not to persuade Mamata to reconsider her decision
Samata will seek PM's clarification on Ranjan, Mishra
No more Tehelka tapes, says Tejpal
Parliamentarians almost come to blows, again
After Trinamul, Congress wants other NDA allies to do a rethink
Both houses of Parliament adjourned till Monday
Government may order judicial inquiry
Mehta denies taking gift, ordering evaluation of thermals

March 15, 2001

'I wish he had simply apologised'
PM rejects Samata ministers' resignations
Opposition calls for Maharashtra Government's dismissal
Congress to decide strategy at AICC session
Laxman should not have quit: C P Thakur
RSS meet to discuss Tehelka expose
Expose aimed at maligning govt: George
Fernandes quits Cabinet
Suspended Army officials put through lie-detector: PTI
PM apprises President of crisis
Jaya Jaitley quits as Samata chief
Trinamul withdraws support to NDA govt
No letting Fernandes go, PM tells Mamata
NDA partners mount pressure for Fernandes's exit
Police protection for Tehelka reporter in Kerala
CVC may probe defence deals scam
Parliament adjourned for the day
Opposition, ruling MPs nearly come to blows outside Parliament
7 BJD MLAs seeks review of party support to NDA

March 14, 2001

Guilty officers may face death penalty
NDA tight-lipped on Mamata's demand
Maj Gen Chaudhary accepts guilt
Expose is a conspiracy: Krishnamurthy
Army orders court of inquiry into scandal
'Second set of tapes contain damaging information'
Cong activists attack BJP headquarters
NDA allies rally around the prime minister
Jana Krishnamurthy is BJP's acting president
Mamta threatens to quit, seeks Fernandes's ouster
Naidu calls for independent probe into expose
We are ready for inquiry: PM
Four defence officials suspended
Parliament adjourned for the day over scandal
Defence scandal has its echo in Maharashtra assembly
NDA to meet over crisis, Laxman to attend
Fernandes meets top defence officials
BJP goes into a huddle ahead of Parliament meet
BJP yet to decide on Laxman's resignation
TDP will back govt stand, but ask for probe

March 13, 2001

Tehelka lifts the lid off defence deals
Bangaru Laxman resigns
Oppn demands time-bound statement on bribes
TDP, Trinamul to hear out Bangaru
Who is Raj Kumar Gupta?
'For the country, there is now reason to worry'
'It is all in the tapes. How can they deny it?'
'We have been tense for two months'
Joginder Singh too calls for probe

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 • How a nation was looted
 • Report from Ground Zero
 • 'If this is what happens in
    fictitious deals, what could be
    happening in the real ones?'
    - Indira Jaisingh
 • 'George doesn't know
     how to give up'
 • Is the Net Tehelka's trump?
 • Defence agenda must not be
    affected at any cost
    - Colonel Anil Athale (retd)

 • Aniruddha Bahal speaks
 • Jaya Jaitly defends herself
 • Tarun Tejpal on the Scandal

 • 'I want to commence my
   inquiry with an open mind'
   - Justice K Venkatswami
 • 'The BJP will continue as a
   lame-duck govt'
   - Pranab Mukherjee
 • 'The arithmetic is with Atalji'
   - Narendra Modi
 • 'Everybody in India collects
   political donations'
   - Arun Jaitley
 • 'Taxpayers are paying for these
   kickbacks from their pockets'
   - Jayant Malhoutra
 • 'No country can claim that
   defence deals are above board'
   - K Jana Krishnamurthy
 • 'The BJP is not
    like the Congress'
    - S Gurumurthy
 • 'I have no hand in
    any defence deal'
    - Bangaru Laxman
 • 'India's security has been
    - CVC N Vittal
 • 'George, not the type of
    minister to make money'
    - Pramod Mahajan
 • 'Where's the deal?'
    - Pramod Mahajan
 • 'I took the money for the party'
    - Bangaru Laxman
 • 'For the country, there is now
    reason to worry'
    - Lt Gen (retd) Satish

 • 'We have been tense for
    two months'
    - Editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal
 • 'It is all in the tapes. How can
    they deny it?'
    - Aniruddha Bahal

 • Let the nation beware!
     - Arvind Lavakare
 • The emperor's new guns
     - Ashwin Mahesh
 • We, the suckers
     - Varsha Bhosle
 • An irreparably damaged PM
     - Brahma Chellaney
 • Should they first become
    conjurers and criminals?
     - Arvind Lavakare
 • Brajesh Mishra:
    Going, going... gone?
     - Capital Buzz
 • Is corruption endemic in
    India's defence forces?
     - Admiral J G Nadkarni (retd)
 • Clean up the mess
     - Sucheta Dalal
 • BJP: a bargain-basement
     - Varsha Bhosle
 • Better sorry than safe
     - T V R Shenoy
 • Beware the Ides of March,
    George Fernandes
     - Rajeev Srinivasan
 • Tehelka or tera kya?
     - Admiral J G Nadkarni (retd)
 • Corruption Hurts
    the Services most!
    - Lt Gen Ashok Joshi (retd)
 • No questions please,
    Just pass the Blue Label
    - Dilip D'Souza
 • Kya mach gaya? Tehelka!
    - Varsha Bhosle
 • The defence budget:
    Lost opportunities
    - Admiral J G Nadkarni (retd)
 • Defending the middleman
    - Admiral J G Nadkarni (retd)

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