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Coal allocation attack will be sharper than Bofors: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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India clears $660 mn deal for artillery guns


May 11th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Army got a shot in the arm Friday with the defence ministry clearing its long-pending $660 million (Rs.3,000 crore) proposal to buy ... Read more...

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Bofors storm rocks parliament, fresh probe demanded (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after it surfaced, the Bofors payoff scandal created a storm again Tuesday disrupting parliament, as the opposition vociferously demanded a ... Read more...

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FAQs on Bofors guns and graft row


April 25th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
* What is the Bofors scandal?In the late 1980s, there were media reports of Swedish arms producer AB Bofors having paid Rs.65 crore (approximately $12 million) as kickbacks to top Indian ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years


April 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in ... Read more...

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World War II shells found in China


November 28th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) Workers in China's Liaoning province have found about 100 artillery shells discarded by Japanese troops during World War II, police said Monday.The shells were used with ... Read more...

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Out: the palpably corrupt and the pretentious ideologue (Comment)


May 14th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mamata Banerjee's and Jayalalitha's victories in the West Bengal and Tamil Nadu assembly elections reflect two crucial aspects of Indian politics. One is that Marxism has lost much of its ... Read more...

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Dramatis personae in Bofors scam, men who died wanted


March 4th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The men accused in the two-decade-old Bofors kickback scandal, which led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1989:Win Chadha: A Dubai-based businessman ... Read more...

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Bofors deal: court defers order on CBI plea


February 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A local court Monday deferred its order till March 4 on a CBI plea seeking to close all criminal cases against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, one of ... Read more...

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Defence Ministry taking action in gun procurement leak: Antony


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony has said that his ministry is taking proper corrective and preventive action in the recent leak of a top classified report on ... Read more...

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Nobody can manipulate defence deals: Antony (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday the army was probing at the "highest level" the reported leak of a secret report on the field trials of ultralight ... Read more...

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Army probing howitzer report leak at highest level: Antony


February 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian Army has ordered an inquiry at the "highest level" into the leak of a secret report on the field trials of ultralight artillery guns to ... Read more...

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Army probing leak of howitzer trial report


February 14th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Indian Army Monday said it is probing the reported leak of the classified field trial report of ultra-light artillery guns that it is procuring from the ... Read more...

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Bofors deal: Decision on dropping Quattrocchi cases Feb 21


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A local court Thursday reserved its order till Feb 21 on a CBI plea seeking to close all criminal cases against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, one of ... Read more...

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Congress-BJP slugfest: duel with no winners (Comment)


January 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli As may be expected, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are targeting each other's main weak spots in their current political confrontation, but their mutual vulnerabilities are ... Read more...

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Gadkari questions relations between Gandhis, Quattrocchi


January 12th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and asked her to clarify the Gandhi family's relations with ... Read more...

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Bofors payoff closure case deferred to Thursday (Intro Roundup)


January 4th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India's premier probe agency Tuesday again sought withdrawal of the case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors payoffs scam citing lack of evidence, a ... Read more...

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BJP seeks apology from PM over Quattrocchi remark


January 4th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday sought an apology from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for giving a "clean chit" to Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the ... Read more...

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Court to resume Bofors payoff closure case Thursday (Roundup)


January 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India's premier investigative agency again sought withdrawal of the case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors payoffs scam citing lack of evidence, even after ... Read more...

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CBI wants Quattrocchi case withdrawn despite new twist (Lead)


January 4th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday sought the withdrawal of the case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors payoff scam, saying it didn't have enough evidence against him ... Read more...

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Not enough evidence against Bofors’ Quattrochi: CBI


January 4th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday told a court that it didn't have enough evidence against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrochi to prosecute him in the Bofors ... Read more...

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Delhi court to decide on CBI’s closure report in Bofors case


January 4th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): After an income tax tribunal tracked down the money trail in the Bofors scandal, a Delhi court will today decide whether the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Bofors scam returns to haunt Congress


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Bofors ghost is out again to haunt the Congress-led government as an Income Tax tribunal has ruled that Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi and his partner Win ... Read more...

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Moily takes on Jaitley over IT report on Bofors scam


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily Monday lashed out at senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley for trying to link Italian businessman Ottavio Quattorcchi to ... Read more...

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Bofors case: Congress to react after studying tribunal order


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Congress Monday did not react to an Income Tax Appellate Tribunal's order relating to the Bofors gun deal kickbacks case, saying that it will respond ... Read more...

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CBI perpetuated fraud in Bofors pay-off case: Jaitley (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Accusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of perpetuating a fraud in the Bofors gun deal pay-off case, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Chronology of Bofors scandal


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events in the Bofors howitzer payoff scandal:March 24, 1986: A $15 billion contract between the Indian government and Swedish arms company AB ... Read more...

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Main observations of tax tribunal on Bofors case


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Following are the main observations by an Income Tax Tribunal on matter pertaining to a taxation case slapped on a heir to one of the co-accused who ... Read more...

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Bofors ghost out again to haunt Congress


January 3rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Bofors ghost is out again to haunt the Congress-led government as an Income Tax tribunal has ruled that Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi and his partner ... Read more...

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BAE Systems bids for Indian Army’s artillery gun order


August 31st, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) BAE Systems has submitted a fresh bid for an Indian Army order for 155mm towed howitzers, the company said Tuesday, adding that it was offering an advanced ... Read more...

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Angel of Death - most lethal flying artillery against terrorists


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 'Angel of Death' is the world's biggest flying artillery gun -- the latest weapon being used by the British and US Special Forces to defeat Taliban ... Read more...

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Hearing deferred on CBI’s move to close Quattrocchi case


July 5th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A court Monday deferred the pronouncement of its order on a plea objecting to the Central Bureau of Investigation'a (CBI) decision to withdraw the two decades old ... Read more...

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US releases another 288 mln dollars for Pak as CSF reimbursements


May 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): The United States has released 288 million dollars for Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) as reimbursement for the cost incurred in anti-terror operations against the ... Read more...

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