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BJP demands PAC look into AgustaWestland deal

May 18, 2016 2:41 pm

PAC Chairman K V Thomas, however, remained non-committal over these demands

Telescope: Helicopter tales

May 11, 2016 11:53 pm

Meanwhile on Uttarakhand, the BJP sputtered and stalled.

View from the Right: State of media

May 11, 2016 12:32 am

The “credibility of (the) fourth pillar of democracy” is being questioned, the editorial argues, and talks about the “‘we’ versus ‘they’ approach of the electronic media” in “Ishrat Jahan case to the chopper scam”.

AgustaWestland deal: No light, only noise

May 11, 2016 12:25 am

On AgustaWestland, three questions for the Modi government.

Sonia Gandhi seems at home as she leads Congress fight back

May 10, 2016 8:31 pm

Twelve years later, the AgustaWestland payoff scandal has once again brought Sonia Gandhi's Italian background to the political centre stage.

AgustaWestland issue: Cong moves privilege notice against PM Modi in Lok Sabha

May 10, 2016 3:32 pm

Party MPs protest as Speaker prevents them from taking up issue; in RS, Jaitley says PM cannot be gagged from speaking on graft.

Three years ago, A K Antony stressed ‘sanctity of Italian judiciary’, Jaitley wanted case lodged

May 06, 2016 2:57 am

The then Defence Minister A K Antony was satisfied with the CBI investigation and had faith in the Italian judicial system. The then Leader of Opposition in the Upper House, Arun Jaitley, wanted registration of the case, followed by extradition of people from Italy, custodial interrogation and raids.

ED questions Emaar MGF MD Shravan Gupta, probes ‘funds from Mauritius’

May 05, 2016 3:39 am

ED questioned the managing director of realty firm Emaar MGF in connection with its probe into the VVIP chopper deal. Much of the alleged bribe money in the AgustaWestland deal was reported to be routed through Mauritius via a subsidiary of IDS Tunisia.

In 2013, UPA told Rajya Sabha: No blacklist of AgustaWestland

May 02, 2016 1:26 am

Then defence minister A K Antony replied in the negative in the Upper House to a question on whether AgustaWestland had been blacklisted. He said that the company’s reply to a showcause notice is “under process”.

AgustaWestland chopper scam: 'Sonia overruled Antony, gave nod’

May 01, 2016 3:45 am

Addressing the media in New Delhi, BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao alleged that Congress president Sonia Gandhi overrode objections raised by then defence minister A K Antony regarding field trial of the choppers.