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  • Vital pages of Vadra-DLF land deal not missing but detached, claims Ashok Khemka 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With two pages of a file pertaining to DLF-Robert Vadra land deal missing, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has asked for a criminal investigation into the case. Khemka has also filed a complaint to present Chief Secretary saying that the file went to certain officers who were not...
  • Pages of file pertaining to Robert Vadra-DLF land deal missing from Haryana government records 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal, two pages of a file pertaining to the case are missing from government records. The issue of missing pages came to light when former director general (DG) Consolidation and whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka got the copy...
  • Government mulling to legalise arms representatives: Manohar Parrikar December 13, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the government is planning to legalise representatives of various foreign arms companies in the country, for speedy purchase of military hardware. "We will allow company representatives. They will be middlemen. When I say middlemen it doesn't mean commission agents or 'dalals'. He will...
  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO December 12, 2014

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • To get Subrata out of Tihar, Sahara sells off Gurgaon land to M3M India for over Rs 1,200 crore December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As it tries to raise funds for securing release of chief Subrata Roy from Tihar jail, Sahara group on Thursday sold a big land parcel in Gurgaon for Rs 1,211 crore to realty firm M3M India Ltd. The group is also believed to have clinched deals for sale of...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • World powers discuss extending Iran nuclear deal deadline November 24, 2014

    Vienna: World powers and Iran began looking at giving themselves more time to reach a nuclear deal, as they struggled to overcome major gaps barely 24 hours before a deadline. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (the P5+1) have been locked in talks with Iran for...
  • Top US trade groups laud India and US on WTO agreement November 14, 2014

    Washington: Describing the agreement between India and US to resolve the contentious food security issue at the WTO as "breakthrough", top American trade and business groups have applauded both the countries saying that, new development would boost global trade and economic growth. "Businesses worldwide applaud the news that the US and...
  • India agrees with US on food stockpiling, WTO General Council to consider India's proposal November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the G20 summit, India and the US have resolved their differences over the World Trade Organisation (WTO) pact. The deal opens the way for implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Deal that has been stalled for months. "India and the US have resolved differences over the WTO,"...
  • Russia agrees to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran November 13, 2014

    Tehran: Russia has agreed to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran- possibly followed with the construction of six more nuclear plants. The deal comes less than two weeks before the 24 November deadline for Tehran to sign an agreement on its nuclear programme with six world powers. The two countries...
  • China has its way on APEC free-trade deal November 11, 2014

    Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a "historic" free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members' endorsement of a roadmap for promoting the Free...
  • Congress leader Durgadas Kamat apologises for Robert Vadra's angry snap November 3, 2014

    Panaji: A Congress leader from Goa has offered apologies on "behalf" of his party for Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra snapping at a TV reporter after being questioned over land deals. Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat said on Sunday night that since no party leader has apologized for Vadra's reaction to...
  • Vadra incident, 9 PM justice and a few unanswered questions November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: While some in the media had a field day sitting in judgment and pronouncing guilt, yet again, with respect to Robert Vadra here are few very simple factoids, I'd like to point out, that expose the blatant double standards of those who consider themselves to be the custodians...
  • Cartoon of the day: Robert Vadra November 3, 2014

    Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra stirred controversy after he lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and...
  • Judiciary will do its work and Haryana government its own: Khattar on Vadra November 2, 2014

    Speaking on the land deals of businessman Robert Vadra, the newly-elected Chief Minister of Haryana said, "judiciary will do its work and Haryana government will do its own work." ...
  • Security beefed up at Vadra's residence November 2, 2014

    Security has been tightened outside the residence of businessman Robert Vadra's house following the controversy over 'assaulting' a reporter who questioned about his land deals in Haryana. ...
  • BJP's Subramanian Swamy calls Robert Vadra a thug, says society needs to be protected from him November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Leaders of various political parties have hit out at businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra for losing his cool and pushing the reporter's mic away from him at an event in the national capital. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy went to the extent of calling...
  • ANI Editor rubbishes Robert Vadra's claims that he didn't know it was a journalist November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's claims that he did not know the reporter whom he had pushed away for questioning about his land deals was from a news organisation has been rubbished by the Editor-in-Chief of ANI. "It is there in the visual where you...
  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions October 24, 2014

    Brussels: European Union leaders agreed early on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate...
  • 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...
  • Some clarifications to allegations against Robert Vadra October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: For the past few days, the front pages of leading newspapers have dedicated their space to stories on Robert Vadra. Now let us for a moment ignore the previous bit of hit & run journalism done by some of them, conveniently timed during the Haryana elections, which Mr...
  • Robert Vadra land deal a 'dead issue', raked up only for polls: Congress October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday downplayed reports that "relaxations" were extended to Robert Vadra in a land deal in Haryana and said that a "dead issue" cannot be flogged indefinitely while claiming that similar contentions have been rejected in the past by court. "We have discussed the issue many times. For...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister October 16, 2014

    Rome: India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what would have been the first global trade reform in...
  • 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 chopper deal: ED summons ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi's cousin October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new turn into the AgustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal probe, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former air chief SP Tyagi under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Sanjeev Tyagi has questioned the ED's move, pointing out that an Italian court...
  • EC clears Vadra land deal Congress demands apology from Modi October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A war of words erupted today after the EC order that there was no poll code violation by Haryana Government in clearing the land deal involving Robert Vadra with Congress demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP slamming its government in the state. The BJP sought...
  • 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...
  • Haryana government did not present full facts on Vadra deal: BJP October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After Election Commission rejected its complaint against Haryana government on Robert Vadra's land deal, BJP on Thursday charged the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government with not presenting full facts of the case before the poll panel. The party also charged the Haryana government with "speaking in two voices" in...
  • 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...
  • Haryana polls: No breach of model code in state government nod to Vadra-DLF land deal, says EC October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday ruled that there appears to be no violation of the model code of conduct by Haryana government in clearing the land deal between Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF. Responding to the allegation levelled by BJP's Election Cell, the EC said in...