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Agusta chopper deal: SC nixes plea for SIT scrutiny

Agusta chopper deal: SC nixes plea for SIT scrutiny

New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday negated a Public Interest Litigation seeking a Special Investigation Team probe in the Chhattisgarh Government purchase of VIP helicopters manufactured by AgustaWestland.

The bench comprised Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit.

Non Governmental Organisation Swaraj Abhiyan and others had alleged that the Raman Singh dispensation had purchased the choppers in dubious fashion through a sham tender.

The Chhattisgarh government had in justification asserted that the choppers were of superior quality and 24 of them were flying in Indian skies.

Swaraj Abhiyan had alleged that $1.324-million was paid in excess for the choppers. It had also submitted Right To Information records pertaining to the $5 million deal.

Appearing for the NGO, Prashant Bhushan, contended that one person had represented the three competitive bidders. He had also contended that the deal had caused a huge loss to the exchequer.

Mr Bhushan had alleged mala fide by Abhishek Singh, the son of the Chief Minister.

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Kejriwal takes review meeting of Mega plantation campaign

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PM condoles death of Annan, says world has lost conscience keeper

18 Aug 2018 | 5:23 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

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Assam Minister targets Cong for not allowing Rao's body in Cong HQ

18 Aug 2018 | 5:20 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) Making a veiled attack on Congress leadership for allegedly not allowing the mortal remains of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao to be brought to the AICC headquarters, BJP leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday drew the contrast when Narendra Modi himself walked along the body of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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India, Bangladesh to continue high level engagements among their leaders

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18 Aug 2018 | 5:19 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) India and Bangladesh have expressed satisfaction over regular high level engagements among the leaders of the two countries and hoped to meet on other forums as well.

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BJP SLAMS NAVJOT SIDHU'S CONDUCT AT IMRAN OATH TAKING CEREMONY

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