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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.

UNI RP1536

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Rahul Mahajan is new Editor-in-Chief of RSTV

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CS assault case: Baijal meets Rajnath

CS assault case: Baijal meets Rajnath

24 Feb 2018 | 8:22 PM

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) In the wake of allegations of AAP MLAs assault on Delhi Chief secretary Anshu Prakash at Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday evening.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 2000 HRS FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2018

24 Feb 2018 | 7:59 PM

Undated : PNB fraud: Scandals pile, Choksi claims innocence (FC11)
Chennai : PM launches Amma Two-wheeler subsidy scheme for working women (MS29)
Bhopal/Bhubaneshwar : Incident-free Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha: EC rap for Shivraj Singh Chouhan; A crown of thorns, acid test in Odisha (DR22)
Beijing : India, China hold talks on promoting ties during Foreign Secretary's visit (DF24)
New Delhi : Nirav Modi property worth Rs 527.

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338 workers to be conferred Prime Minister Shram Awards on Feb 26

24 Feb 2018 | 7:52 PM

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will give away the Prime Minister Shram Awards to 338 workers here on Monday.

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Uma Bharti wants SHG women to be skilled in making low-cost sanitary napkins for free distribution

Uma Bharti wants SHG women to be skilled in making low-cost sanitary napkins for free distribution

24 Feb 2018 | 7:23 PM

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti on Saturday discussed with Minister for Skill Development and Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan and senior officials a work plan to train women self-help groups in making low-cost sanitary napkins which could be distributed free to school girls and others.

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