Middleman names Sonia, Rahul in Augusta copter scam case

New Delhi, Dec.30: The AgustaWestland VIP helicopter scam case on Saturday witnessed a dramatic twist with alleged middleman Christian Michel bringing in the name of ‘Mrs Gandhi’ and ‘big man R’ in a special court, which extended his remand by seven days. Mrs Gandhi and big man R were apparent references to Sonia Gandhi and
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New Delhi, Dec, 30: If Indian Railways were to attempt a tagline for its achievements over this year, it would probably be – ‘2018, a year of many firsts’, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. While train delays, bad quality of food, overcharging by caterers remained the pet peeves of passengers through the year, 2018 marked
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Dhaka, Dec. 30: Voting began in Bangladesh on Sunday amid tight security following weeks-long campaign that was marred by violence and allegations of a government crackdown on opposition activists. According to the Election Commission, 1,848 candidates are contesting for 299 out of 300 Parliament seats. The polls are being held at 40,183 polling stations. Tens
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New Delhi, Dec. 30: Various initiatives taken by the government have yielded results, with the bad loans of public sector banks declining by over Rs23,000 crore from a peak of Rs 9.62 lakh crore in March, 2018, said a senior finance ministry official. At the same time, public sector banks (PSBs) have also made a
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New Delhi, Dec. 30: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering here and the two discussed the political situation in the region.The meeting took place at a local hotel. “I had an excellent meeting today with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering. We discussed the political situation in
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Chennai,Dec.30: IIT-Madras students have designed study desks using discarded cardboard boxes, for underprivileged students, in some of the government schools. Under the REACH (Reuse cardboard to help children) initiative as part of Shaastra, IIT-M’s annual technical fest that starts from January 3, students have created a supply chain network to collect hundreds of used cardboard
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Chennai, Dec 30: Nalaiya Sigarangal conducted its 6th Margazhi Isai Vizha and 17th edition of competitions at Ramakrishna Mission Hr.Sec.School,T.Nagar. Hundreds of students participated and enthralled the audience with their performances. Certificates were presented to students. Nalaiya Sigarangal’s Subatra, Raktaksh and Shivani. Performance from carnatic singers Rupini ragavi, R.Dilip, G. Keerthana, Dr. Sowmya Varun (Coimbatore),
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Mexico City A fire at a shack in an impoverished Mexico City neighbourhood Friday killed seven children, authorities said. It was not known what caused the pre-dawn blaze at the sheet metal-and-cardboard shack in the densely populated neighbourhood of Iztapalapa, on the sprawling capital”s east side. The fire was similar to another less than a
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Cairo Three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials said. A statement by Egypt”s public prosecutor”s office said 11 other tourists from Vietnam were wounded along with the Egyptian bus driver when the
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Pyongyang Despite the unwanted publicity of a criminal trial for one of their main suppliers, business is booming at Pyongyang”s ”Singapore shops,” which sell everything from Ukrainian vodka to brand-name knock-offs from China. The stores stock many of the very things United Nations” sanctions banning trade in luxury goods are intended to block and provide
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