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Saturday , February 16 , 2013
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Delhi activates notice to kill chopper deal

The Indian defence ministry today set AgustaWestland a week’s deadline, expiring around the time the budget session is due to begin, to explain why the euro 556-million contract for VVIP helicopters should not be cancelled....   | Read..

Hike in pension for poor on Centre table

The Centre is considering a 50 per cent hike in its share of monthly old-age pension for the poor and tying the sum to inflation, but activists have termed the move ...   | Read..

BJP targets Rahul

The BJP today turned its gun towards Rahul Gandhi and “the family” over the helicopter deal in an attempt to resurrect the Bofors bogey. ...   | Read..

President can be quizzed, not tried

President Pranab Mukherjee can be questioned by the CBI in the AgustaWestland chopper deal but he cannot be prosecuted in court, legal experts have said....   | Read..

Italian job beckons CBI

The CBI will send a team to Italy within a week to probe the alleged kickbacks in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, sources said today....   | Read..
An AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter — the same model that was contracted for Indian VVIPs — flies the villain Silva (Javier Bardem) above the family home of James Bond in Skyfall before the final confrontation. Silva is killed and the house, also called Skyfall, destroyed in the scene
Delhi activates notice to kill chopper deal
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Business as usual for copter trainers

The Indian Air Force crew assigned to the VVIP unit in New Delhi — called the Air Headqua...   | Read..

Maiden brain centre with Harry Potter link

Indian and British scientists have established a research centre to probe disease mechanisms an...   | Read..

Gujarat HC snub to Modi govt

Gujarat High Court today rejected the Modi regime’s contention that the UPA’s pre-matric scholarship scheme ...   | Read..

Karat slams police chief removal

Prakash Karat today described as “shocking” the removal of police commissioner R.K. Pachnanda by the Mamata ...   | Read..

Gulzar clears air on return from Pakistan

Lyricist Gulzar yesterday wrote a letter to the founder and organiser of the Karachi Literary Festival, Ameena Saiyid, after...   | Read..

Faction fight before Rahul

Rahul Gandhi today got a glimpse of faction fights, intrigues and mutual distrust in the Congress, a picture rarely shown to...   | Read..

Convict in net after Kurien jab

The lone convict in Kerala’s Suryanelli sex slave case, who had jumped parole but this week gave a television inte...   | Read..

Akademi stick

Lalit Kala Akademi secretary Sudhakar Sharma was suspended on corruption charges yesterday, hours after the central art...   | Read..

Air hostess mom suicide

The mother of Geetika Sharma, an airhostess who committed suicide in August alleging harassment by then Haryana minister...   | Read..

Cop drives into Kumbh storm

A top cop known as Uttar Pradesh’s Daya Nayak, after the Maharashtra encounter specialist who inspired the Nana Pa...   | Read..

Pak soldier shot, body returned

A Pakistani soldier was killed in a gunfight after he crossed the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashm...   | Read..

Raj backs Jaitapur nuke plant

Raj Thackeray today supported the proposed 9,900MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Park, India’s largest nuclear power proj...   | Read..