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  • Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6,000 crore deal to buy 197 Light Utility Helicopters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a Rs 6,000 crore deal to procure 197 Light Utility Helicopters. The deal got stuck after AgustaWestland, which was one of the participants, came under investigation in the VVIP chopper deal. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council...
  • 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 multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam...
  • Defence deals with Finmeccanica put on hold August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: All deals in pipeline with Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, whose British subsidiary AgustaWestland is facing probe in the VVIP chopper deal, have been put on hold till further orders, officials said on Tuesday. Sources said circulars have been issued by the defence ministry that all procurements and acquisition cases in...
  • Finmeccanica settles with Italy prosecutors to end VVIP chopper deal probe July 30, 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 top-end...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI to examine its own special director Anil Saxena July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to examine its own special director in connection with the AgustaWestland scam. Anil Sinha served as Inspector General of the SGP, when the decision was taken to amend the height specifications of the VVIP choppers, which allowed AgustaWestland to clinch the...
  • CBI questions Andhra Governor ESL Narasimhan in AgustaWestland case July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has been questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the AgustaWestland helicopter bribery case. Narasimhan was Intelligence Bureau Director when the deal was struck. CBI officials recorded his statement about the deal to by 12 helicopters from AgustaWestland. In March 2005 Narasimhan as...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Andhra governor likely to be questioned July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to question Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam "very soon", officials said on Tuesday. Narasimhan will be the third governor to be quizzed in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which previously questioned former Goa...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to examine AP Governor Narasimhan July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI will soon record the statement of former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Governor of Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan as witness in connection with allegations of bribery in purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from Ango-Italian firm AgustaWestland. CBI sources said Narasimhan, along with then NSA M K Narayanan...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigns July 4, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. Wanchoo is the fifth governor to quit after the BJP government came to power at the Centre. Wanchoo on Friday also gave his statement to the CBI in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal. The governor...
  • AgustaWestland: Pleased to give statement to CBI, says Wanchoo July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has said he was "pleased" to have given CBI his statement on Friday in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal and hoped that the agency would now bring the truth out in the case at the earliest. A statement issued...
  • AgustaWestland: ED slaps laundering case against ex-IAF chief July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Stepping up the heat in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others to probe proceeds of crime in the alleged kickbacks paid to procure the flying machines. ED, which...
  • 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,...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 27, 2014

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  • News 360: Delhi University scraps FYUP, admissions yet to begin June 27, 2014

    Celebrations erupted as the week long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). ...
  • Governors can be questioned while in office: A-G Mukul Rohtagi June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi has opposed former Solicitor General's view saying that governors could be questioned as part of an investigation while in office. He, however, added that the governors could be prosecuted once they are out of office. Rohtagi's remarks come in wake of the CBI questioning West Bengal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI to send teams to record statements of Goa, WB Governors June 5, 2014

    CBI will soon send teams to examine West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and his Goa counterpart B V Wanchoo as "witnesses" in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter purchase deal. Highly-placed CBI sources said the agency has informed the Law Ministry that there was no bar on examining...
  • India aims to recover 228 million euros in Finmeccanica bank guarantees May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India will move to recover bank guarantees from an aborted 560-million-euro helicopter deal with Italy's Finmeccanica, the defence ministry said, after an Italian court lifted a freeze on 228 million euros held with European banks. New Delhi scrapped the deal with Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit in January, after graft allegations...
  • AgustaWestland guarantees: Defence Ministry to take steps to recover amount May 25, 2014

    After an Italian court partially lifted the freeze and allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in the VVIP chopper deal, the Defence Ministry on Sunday said it will take "immediate steps" to fully recover the amount. The Italian court on May 23 allowed India...
  • Italian court allows India to partially encash AgustaWestland bank guarantees May 24, 2014

    Lifting a freeze partially, an Italian court has allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth about Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in a bank there in the VVIP chopper deal which has been scrapped because of bribery allegations. "The Milan court partially upheld the complaint lodged by the Indian Defence...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant Kumar...
  • AgustaWestland case: CBI rejects allegation of non-cooperation April 8, 2014

    Rejecting allegations of "non-cooperation", CBI has said that all documents related to AgustaWestland helicopter bribery scandal have been provided to prosecutors in Italy who are contesting the case there. The agency refuted media reports which alleged that documents have not been provided to prosecutors in Italy which was hampering India's case...
  • India to appeal against Italian court decision on AgustaWestland deal March 18, 2014

    The government of India will file an appeal against the order of an Italian court which rejected India's request to encash bank guarantees on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. India had deposited over 278 million euros as collateral for the agreement to buy 12 VVIP choppers but cancelled the deal citing...
  • VVIP chopper scam: India to appeal against Italian court order March 18, 2014

    An Italian court has barred India from encashing bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,360 crore of AgustaWestland as part of the penalties imposed on it after scrapping of the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. India has decided to file an appeal against the decision of the Italian court, a Defence...
  • VVIP chopper deal: BJP raises questions on Antony's statement February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday sought "clarification" from Defence Minister AK Antony as to why the "Family" mentioned in middleman Guido Haschke's statement before an Italian court in the VVIP chopper deal case is being given "another meaning". "Is it rocket science, in the political arena, to...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Home Ministry taking a U-turn and revising its sanction of trying the Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under a law which has death penalty to a maximum 10 years imprisonment, speculations are rife of a possible deal with Italy against the backdrop of latest...