CHOPPERS

  • Delhi court denies bail to businessman Khaitan arrested in VVIP chopper scam October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismisses bail plea of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested by Enforcement Directorate in VVIP chopper deal-related money laundering case. ED ocarried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal last week, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an...
  • SIT on blackmoney to help probe money trail in chopper deal October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money will assist in the probe into money trail of alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600-crore AgustaWestland choppers deal with Enforcement Directorate seeking its help to send abroad about half-a-dozen judicial requests for cooperation. Official sources said...
  • AgustaWestland scam: IAF ex-chief SP Tyagi hails Italian court order, says the Indian system failed him October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi, former Indian Air Force Chief and accused in the multicrore AgustaWestland chopper scam, has finally spoken out. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN on Thursday, just days after an Italian court ruled that there was no corruption from the Indian side in the...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI, ED probe takes a hit as Italian court acquits Finmeccanica ex-chief Orsi October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Italian court order which absolved former Finmeccanica chief Giuseppe Orsi and former AgustaWestland head Spagnolini Bruno of corruption charges in the multicrore VVIP chopper scam involving top defence officials in India has been accessed by CNN-IBN. The court order stated that the duo was being absolved as the...
  • VVIP chopper deal: I am relieved, says SP Tyagi October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing a CBI probe for his alleged role in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper scam, former IAF chief SP Tyagi on Thursday said that he was relieved by the verdict of an Italian court which acquitted two former CEOs of Finmeccannica of corruption charges in the case...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Former Finmeccanica head Giuseppe Orsi guilty of falsifying invoices, cleared of corruption charges October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: An Italian court on Thursday acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, the former chairman of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica, of corruption charges in the multicrore AgustaWestland scam. Orsi was accused of paying bribes to get the $734 million Agusta chopper deal from India. India cancelled the deal after charges were filed against...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: Technical issue comes up in Gautam Khaitan's bail plea October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A technical issue of jurisdiction on Tuesday came in the way of arrested businessman Gautam Khaitan who failed to get any immediate relief from a Delhi court in a case lodged by the ED on allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. The issue of...
  • UP: Army chopper crashes in Bareilly's cantonment area, 3 feared dead October 1, 2014

    Bareilly: In an unfortunate incident, a Cheetah helicopter of Army Aviation Corp crashed near a river in Barthol village on the outskirts of Bareilly district on Wednesday morning moments after taking off from the airbase. The incident took place in the district's cantonment area. The two pilots and an engineer have...
  • ED arrests Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday carried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an ex-board member of an accused company. The agency, which is trying to track the alleged kickbacks of Rs 360 crore from the...
  • J&K floods: Stone pelting at relief choppers increase as frustration with rescue teams spike September 12, 2014

    As the situation aggravates in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir, there have been widespread reports of theft and stone pelting at the relief choppers. ...
  • Government bars Finmeccanica from future deals: Sources August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The government of India has barred Italian arms manufacturing firm Finmeccanica from any future tenders in the wake of scam charges, but has allowed it to carry on its ongoing deals in the country, sources said on Tuesday. Finmeccanica was at the heart of the multicrore AgustaWestland chopper scam...
  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli's IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error. There were 30 accidents involving helicopters and other...
  • Government puts deals worth Rs 30,000 crore with Finmeccanica on hold August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has put all dealings with Italian firm Finmeccanica on hold. A circular says that all procurements with Finmeccanica and its affiliates have been suspended. The move comes after Finmeccanica settled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case in Italy. The Indian government move means arms deals worth...
  • Finmeccanica settles with Italy prosecutors to end VVIP chopper deal probe July 29, 2014

    Milan: AgustaWestland's parent company Finmeccanica says it has reached a agreement with Italian prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over the the VVIP chopper deal in India, adding this did not equal an acknowledgment of any wrongdoing. India had cancelled the Rs 3,700 crore order with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland for 12 topend...
  • IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed July 25, 2014

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...
  • Two Chinese choppers transgressed the LAC, entered Uttarakhand in April, June July 15, 2014

    Two Chinese helicopters entered Indian territory in Uttarakhand on two occasions in April and June after which the Army launched protests with the Chinese Army, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "Due to differing perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by both India and China, transgressions do occur....
  • CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper; may examine its own special Director July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI's probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it...
  • Margaret Alva to be sworn in as Goa Governor on Saturday July 11, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva would be swornin as Governor of Goa on Saturday after predecessor BV Wanchoo resigned last week. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Mohit Shantilal Shah will administer the oath of office to the Governor at Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm tomorrow,...
  • News 360: Free from ISIS clutches, Indian nurses head for home July 4, 2014

    As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. ...
  • CBI quizzes Goa Governor as a witness in AgustaWestland chopper deal July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wangchoo is being questioned as witness by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the AgustaWestland hulti crore helicopter scam. Wangchoo was serving as chief of the Special Protection Group at the time of the deal. He is believed to have been involved in...
  • CBI to quiz Goa Governor in the AgustaWestland scam July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After former West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will now be questioning Goa Governor BV Wangchoo. A team of the CBI is in Goa to question him. Wangchoo was serving as chief of the Special Protection Group at the time of the deal....
  • West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan stepped down on Monday after seeking time to reach on a decision. His resignation comes in the series of resignations of Governors who were appointed by the UPA government and have now been asked by the Narendra Modi government to quit. Earlier last week,...
  • Goa governor must resign "for own good": BJP June 28, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Governor Bharat Wir Wanchoo should resign "for his own good", a state BJP leader said. This is the sternest missive yet to Wanchoo by the Bharatiya Janata Party which has been steadily stepping up the pressure on him after the party romped to a victory in the Lok Sabha...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Governor as witness in AgustaWestland deal June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cenntral Bureau of Investigation has questioned West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan in the AgustaWestland chopper scam probe. MK Narayanan was questioned as a witness in the scam probe. MK Narayanan was the National Security Advisor at time of the chopper deal. He had presided over a meeting which...
  • Goa: CM Parrikar speaks to PM on his stand on Governor's resignation June 25, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that he has communicated to the Prime Minister, his stand on demand of resignation of Goa Governor BV Wanchoo, by the local BJP unit, over the helicopter purchase scam. "As a Chief Minister, I have told the Prime Minister whatever I feel...
  • AgustaWestland deal: Centre seeks AG's view on questioning Governors June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking a fresh opinion on whether serving Governors can be questioned, the government has asked the view of new Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on the issue relating to CBI's plans to quiz two of them as witnesses in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal. Former Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran had...
  • Helicopter purchase scam: NCP against sacking Goa Governor June 24, 2014

    Panaji: The NCP today opposed Goa BJP's demand to sack state Governor BV Wanchoo stating that no action can be initiated against him in the helicopter purchase scam unless CBI comes out with specific findings involving him in the case. "Why should he be asked to resign ? He is just being...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to quiz Bengal, Goa Governors, say sources June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to question Goa Governor BV Wanchoo and West Bengal's MK Narayanan in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, said sources on Friday. The investigating agency has sought time from both the Governors. The CBI claimed that they want to questions the Governors...
  • Harish Rawat to remain hospitalised for few more days June 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi on June 13 after sustaining a neck injury during a rough chopper ride, is likely to remain hospitalised for some more time as he is still under observation, his aide said. The doctors are divided over whether Rawat should...