Bofor

  • BJP demands court-monitored probe into Rolls Royce contract 03-03-2014 06:44 PM

    BJP on Monday demanded a court- monitored probe into alleged bribery in the purchase of Rolls -Royce aircraft engine and targeted the government once again on the issue of corruption in this context. The party was not satisfied with the CBI probe ordered by the Defence Minister alleging the government...
  • AgustaWestland: A repeat of Bofors scam, says Yashwant Sinha 03-02-2014 03:34 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday reiterated his party's stand to take up the latest revelations in AgustaWestland chopper deal that points finger at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her close aides in Parliament. Sinha compared the AgustaWestland deal with Bofors scam, saying, "After deal was done,...
  • A for Adarsh, B for Bofors: Cong, BJP give new meanings to alphabets to mock each other 25-10-2013 12:12 PM

    Major rival parties in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh are literally waging a 'war of words' by coining meanings to alphabets to highlight issues of corruption allegedly linked to each other. Experts feel that this is not a good thing as it may send a wrong message among children when they listen...
  • The ABC of Congress is Adarsh, Bofors, Commonwealth scams, says Modi 10-09-2013 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the UPA government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said if the country wants to get rid of corruption; it has to vote out the Congress from the Centre. Mocking the UPA government for various multi-crore scams, Modi said the ABC of Congress is A for...
  • The Last Word: How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? 15-07-2013 09:44 PM

    Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his show 'The Last Word'. ...
  • Quattrocchi's death resurfaces Bofors scam; BJP, Congress exchange salvos 14-07-2013 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: The death of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors case, has led to a fresh round of political blame-game between the BJP and the Congress. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi said the Bofors scandal was a classic case of how an investigative agency should...
  • Bofors scam: Truth is very much alive and is documented, says N Ram 14-07-2013 08:34 PM

    Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a suspect in the Bofors scam, died of a heart attack in Milan. ...
  • The way Bofors case was closed was unlawful: Subramanian Swamy 14-07-2013 08:31 PM

    The CBI had dropped the case against the Italian businessman citing lack of evidence. ...
  • Whenever people talk about middlemen, they talk about Quattrocchi: BJP 14-07-2013 04:22 PM

    Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. Quattrocchi family has confirmed that the Bofors scam suspect had passed away. ...
  • With Quattrocchi's death, is the truth of Bofors scam buried forever? 14-07-2013 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died of a heart attack in Milan. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had dropped the case against Quattrocchi citing lack of evidence. But former CBI chief Joginder Singh says the investigating agency was always under pressure...
  • Bofors scam: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi passes away 13-07-2013 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. Quattrocchi family has confirmed that the Bofors scam suspect had passed away. The Bofors chargesheet filed in 1999 by CBI had named Quattrocchi, who was...
  • Relax, Bofors was not all loot-and-scoot

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    If one were to take a purely transaction-oriented approach to the Bofors deal, one will wonder what the fuss is all about. Even Sten Lindstrom,...

  • Release Bofors scam documents: court tells CBI 12-05-2011 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday directed the CBI to release documents related to the Bofors payoff scam seized by it in 1997 from Win Chadha, an accused in the case, to his son. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav directed the CBI to release the documents after the agency...
  • Did CBI inflate expenses to close Bofors case? 04-04-2011 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) did not spend over Rs 250 crores in its efforts to get Ottavio Quattrocchi. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN through an RTI pegs the figure at Rs 5 crore. So was the expense deliberately inflated to close the case? Quattrocchi has been the...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Arun Jaitley 04-03-2011 11:59 PM

    The onus to drop Bofors case against Quattrocchi is of CBI, Government, said the BJP leader. ...
  • Has Bofors been a waste of taxpayers' money? 04-03-2011 10:38 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks if Bofors has been a waste of taxpayers' money. ...
  • Bofors: political war begins as CBI drops case 04-03-2011 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Tees Hazari Court Justice Vinod Yadav on Friday accepted the CBI's petition of withdrawing prosecution against one of the most wanted men in Bofors Kickback case, Ottavio Quattrocchi. The case against Italian businessman Quattrocchi, the main accused in Bofors Gun Deal Kickbacks, was withdrawn...
  • Congress reacts to the verdict in Bofors case 04-03-2011 04:18 PM

    Congress leader Salman Khursheed speaks to CNN-IBN on the Bofors payoff case. ...
  • Bofors case closed, relief for Quattrocchi 04-03-2011 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Bofors scam accused Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a Delhi court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to withdraw the cases against him. The Tis Hazari court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav allowed the case against Quattrochi in the two-decade-old...
  • CBI under pressure in Bofors case: BJP 04-03-2011 04:11 PM

    BJP reacts to the verdict in the two-decade-old Bofors payoff case against Quattrocchi. ...
  • Court to decide Quattrocchi's fate tomorrow 03-03-2011 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to decide on Friday the fate of the over two-decade-old Bofors payoff case against elusive Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav will pronounce his order on the CBI's plea seeking withdrawal of the case against 70-year-old Quattrocchi, who has never...
  • Bofors deal: court defers order on CBI plea 21-02-2011 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: A local Delhi court on Monday deferred its order till March 4 on a CBI plea seeking to close all criminal cases against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, one of the alleged recipients of kickbacks in the controversial Bofors gun deal that had led to the fall of the...
  • Decision on Quattrocchi deferred till March 4 21-02-2011 10:21 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday deferred the pronouncement of its judgement on the CBI's plea to drop case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in Bofors payoff case, till March 4. The CBI had, in October 2009, sought permission of the court to withdraw the case against Quattrocchi, saying...
  • Bofors: Court to decide on Quattrocchi today 21-02-2011 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: The fate of the over two-decade-old, politically sensitive Bofors payoff case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi is likely to be decided on Monday by a Delhi court. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav will pronounce his order on CBI's plea seeking withdrawal of the case against 70-year-old Quattrocchi, who...
  • JPC on 2G scam could be a broad-based committee 20-02-2011 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: The government will make efforts to make the planned Joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G scam broad-based to accommodate as many parties as possible. According to Government sources on Sunday, the effort is to make the JPC a "broad-based committee" with its strength likely to be between 21...
  • Army seeks relaxation to procure 'failed' gun 14-02-2011 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: More than 20 years after Bofors, which gave India an edge during Kargil war, the Indian Army continues to struggle to modernise its artillery. After four failed attempts in the last five years, it looks as if Bofors could be a jinx once again. BAE Systems, the company...