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Chidambaram’s statement fails to convince BJP


May 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday refused to accept Home Minister P. Chidambaram's statement contending that he or his family did not get any stake ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP trade charges following Laxman’s sentencing


April 28th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The four-year jail term Saturday to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former president Bangaru Laxman for accepting bribes triggered a political slugfest with the Congress ... Read more...

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Bofors storm rocks parliament, opposition seeks fresh probe (Third Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after it surfaced, the Bofors payoff scandal created a storm again Thursday, disrupting parliament, as the opposition vociferously demanded a ... Read more...

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Bofors truth revealed repeatedly: Congress


April 26th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Asserting that truth had come out repeatedly and courts had given their verdicts, the Congress Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ... 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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Bofors resurrected, Congress again on mat over Quattrocchi (Intro Roundup)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv ... 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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Lindstrom’s revelations clean chit for Rajiv: Congress


April 25th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said former Swedish police officer Sten Lindstrom's revelations on the Bofors payoff scandal has given a clean chit to former prime ... Read more...

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What Lindstrom said on key players in Bofors scam


April 25th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom has spoken out on the Bofors artillery guns payoff scandal, which broke out in 1987. Here, in a ... Read more...

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Bofors resurrected, Congress on mat over Quattrochchi again (Roundup)


April 25th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv ... Read more...

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Parties should apologise for misleading on Bofors: Congress


April 25th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Political parties who had been misleading the nation on the issue of the Bofors gun deal should apologise, the Congress said Wednesday after former Swedish ... Read more...

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Opposition asks government to explain Bofors disclosures (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Wednesday asked the government to give an explanation on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's disclosures ... Read more...

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We’ve been vindicated, say Bachchans after Bofors revelations


April 25th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) With former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving him a clean chit in the Bofors gun payoff scandal, Amitabh Bachchan Wednesday said the accusations had ... Read more...

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BJP, Left want government’s explanation on Bofors revelations


April 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Wednesday demanded an explanation from the government on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's revelations on ... Read more...

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Italian held on suspicion of extorting money from Berlusconi


September 1st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Naples, Sep 1 (IANS/AKI) An Italian businessman who has been accused of supplying Silvio Berlusconi with prostitutes for sex parties was arrested Thursday on suspicion of extorting money from Italy's ... Read more...

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BJP questions CBI’s intention on Kim Davy’s extradition


May 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team landed in Copenhagen with an expired warrant for extradition of the 1995 Purulia arms drop case ... Read more...

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CBI released documents related to Bofors gun deal


May 13th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A city court Thursday released the documents related to the Bofors payoff scam seized by it in 1997 from Win Chadha, an accused in the ... Read more...

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CBI asked to submit Bofors scam accused Win Chadha’s papers


April 15th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday directed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to place all the documents related to Win Chadha, one of the key accused ... Read more...

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Goods, services tax issue being politicised: BJP


March 5th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Criticising the Congress-led central government for "politicising" the issue of goods and services tax (GST), senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday questioned ... Read more...

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Quattrocchi: A ‘fugitive’ who will now walk free in India


March 4th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Till the case was closed Friday, Ottavio Quattrocchi was a wanted fugitive in India for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Bofors gun scam.But ... Read more...

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Court order or not, Indian Army still grapples with Bofors ghost


March 4th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A Delhi court may have allowed closure of the Bofors pay-off case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrochhi, but the Indian Army will still continue to ... Read more...

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Judge’s observations on Bofors case


March 4th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Here are some of the observations made by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav Friday while accepting Central Bureau of Investigation's report seeking to drop charges ... Read more...

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Court allows closure of Bofors case, relief for Quattrocchi (Third Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday closed the Rs.640 million kickbacks case related to the 1986 Bofors gun deal on a plea by the CBI, dropping ... 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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Magistrate sang Hindi song before delivering Bofors verdict


March 4th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav looked unusually cheerful when he walked into the packed courtroom to deliver the Bofors verdict. So even before he could ... Read more...

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UPA again misusing CBI: BJP


March 4th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) As the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a closure report seeking to drop all charges against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the ... Read more...

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Bofors case closure totally wrong: Prashant Bhushan


March 4th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Leading lawyer and anti-corruption activist Prashant Bhushan said Friday that the closure of the Bofors kickbacks case was "totally wrong" as there was "clear evidence" ... Read more...

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The scandal that shook India two decades ago (Bofors Chronology)


March 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events in the 1980s Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then ... Read more...

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Court allows closure of Bofors case, relief for Quattrocchi (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday closed the Rs.640 million kickbacks case related to the 1986 Bofors gun deal on a plea by the CBI, dropping criminal ... Read more...

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Closure report end of matter in Bofors case: Congress


March 4th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday said the court's acceptance of the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) closure report in the over two decade old Bofors gun purchase ... Read more...

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Bofors case: Court accepts CBI closure report, relief for Quattrocchi (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Paving the way for the end of the Rs.640 million Bofors kickbacks case, a Delhi court Friday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) closure ... Read more...

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Bofors case: Court accepts CBI closure report


March 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday accepted the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Bofors case. The investigative agency was seeking to ... Read more...

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