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CBI astir, ex-IAF chief held

The Telegraph 51 minutes ago

The CBI today arrested former air force chief S.P. Tyagi in a kickbacks case relating to the purchase of choppers for VVIPs, and filed a chargesheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran...
Ex-IAF chief Tyagi held in Agusta case
VVIP copter deal was scrapped in Jan. 2014 due to bribery charges
Ex-IAF chief Tyagi, 2 others arrested
NEW DELHI, Dec 9 - The CBI today arrested former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi and two others for alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal.
AgustaWestland case: CBI arrests former IAF Chief SP Tyagi
In a sudden and first of its kindaction, CBI today arrested former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi,his cousin Sanjeev, and a lawyer in the sensational Rs 450crore bribery case in the procurement of 12 VVIP helicoptersfrom UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 government.
VVIP Chopper scam: Former IAF Chief SP Tyagi to be produced in court on Saturday, says CBI
Besides former IAF chief, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi, alias, Julie Tyagi, and a Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan were arrested in connection with irregularities in the AgustaWestland.
CBI arrests former IAF chief S P Tyagi in Rs 3,600-cr Agusta choppers deal case
Tyagi's cousin Sanjiv and lawyer Gautam Khaitan also arrested by CBI
CBI arrests former air force chief SP Tyagi in bribery probe
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested the former head of the air force, retired air chief marshal S.P. Tyagi, on Friday in an investigation into allegations of bribery in a contract to buy for a dozen AgustaWestland helicopters, an official said.
CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi
The CBI on Friday arrested former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi on charges of corruption in its ongoing probe into the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi
The CBI on Friday arrested former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi on charges of corruption in its ongoing probe into the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.S.P. Tyagi was taken into custody from Delhi along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawyer, Gautam Khaitan."S.P. Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev...
SP Tyagi arrested in AgustaWestland scam: Here's a timeline of events in the Rs 3,600
In a surprise move, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested the former Air Force chief SP Tyagi on corruption charges in the AgustaWestland chopper deal. The post SP Tyagi arrested in AgustaWestland scam: Here’s a timeline of events in the Rs 3,600 cr scam appeared first on Firstpost .
Money Control, DNA, Business Standard, Reuters, Sahara Samay English, Prokerala, First Post.com,
  

30 killed, 67 hurt in Nigeria suicide blasts

Prokerala 12 minutes ago

Thirty people were killed and 67 injured in the suicide blasts which rocked a crowded market in Madagali district of Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa on Friday.Badare Akintoye, a military...
30 killed in Boko Haram suicide attack in Nigeria
At least 30 people were killed on Friday when two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a busy market in northeast Nigeria, the military said.Boko Haram is blamed for the attack on the...
'Thirty killed' in Nigeria suicide attack
Thirty killed by suicide bombers in northern Nigerian town of Madagali, army says
Schoolgirl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigerian market
By Emmanuel Ande | YOLA, Nigeria YOLA, Nigeria Two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 30 people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated attack on a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, an army spokesman said. The bombings bore the hallmark of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has been waging an insurgency to set up a state adhering to a strict interpretation of Muslim laws in the northeast. The post Schoolgirl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigerian market – army | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost .
Suicide bombings by two schoolgirls kill 30 in Nigerian market, Boko Haram being blamed
The bombings bore the hallmark of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Thirty killed in Boko Haram suicide attacks in NE Nigeria: Army
The suicide blasts carried out by two female suicide bombers in the market in the town ofMadagali.
Suicide bombs kill 30 in northeast Nigerian town
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, killing 30 people and wounding 57, an army spokesman said. The post Suicide bombs kill 30 in northeast Nigerian town appeared first on The Himalayan Times .
Schoolgirl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigerian market - army
YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 30 people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated attack on a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, an army spokesman said.
First Post.com, DNA, Zee News, Business Standard, Himalayan times, Reuters,
  

Over 1,200 stranded tourists evacuated from Andaman

Sify 5 hours 29 minutes ago

[India], Dec. 9 (ANI): More than 1,200 stranded tourists were evacuated from Neil and Havelock islands of Andaman and Nicobar by five naval ships, two coast guard ships and three Indian Air Force...
All 2,376 stranded tourists evacuated from Andaman Islands
As the weather cleared in the morning, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Union Territory (UT) administration started a joint evacuation drive and brought back all stranded tourists to Port Blair from Havelock and Neil islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
Rescue Ops by IAF Helicopters at Havelock and Neil Islands
Heavy overnight rains in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands have disrupted normal life in the islands developing into flood-like situation in north and middle Andamans.
More than 400 tourists rescued from Andaman island
The Indian Coast Guard and the IAF on Friday rescued more than 400 stranded tourists from Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, officials said.
More than 400 tourists rescued from Andaman island
The Indian Coast Guard and the IAF on Friday rescued more than 400 stranded tourists from Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands, officials said.
Havelock Island: Navy rescues 425 stranded tourists as Cyclone Vardah hampers operation
The massive operation to rescue thousands of tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar's Havelock Island and Neil Island is currently underway after whether condition in the island showed some improvement.
More than 400 tourists rescued from Andaman island
The Indian Coast Guard and the IAF on Friday rescued more than 400 stranded tourists from Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands, officials said.Two Indian Coast Guard ships, ICGS Raj Veer, with more than 122 stranded tourists, and ICGS Kanaklata Barua, with more than 120 tourists, reached Port Blair from Havelock...
Sahara Samay English, Business Standard, Zee News, Prokerala,
  

Foreigners too must rise: SC

The Telegraph 51 minutes ago

The Supreme Court today said foreigners in the country also would have to stand up when the national anthem is played in cinemas.
SC exempts disabled from anthem order
Doors of cinema halls need not be bolted, apex court clarifies
SC modifies order on National Anthem
NEW DELHI, Dec 9 - The Supreme Court today modified its order on the National Anthem and exempted physically handicapped persons from standing before screening of a movie in cinema halls across the nation.
Handicapped need not stand up in cinema hall for national anthem: SC
The Supreme Court on Friday modified its November 30 order, exempting physically handicapped person from standing up when the national anthem is played in cinema hall before the start of a film show.The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy modified their order by which the court had directed cinema halls to play the national...
SC modifies National Anthem in cinema hall order, exempts differently-abled from standing
The order of Supreme Court has been welcomed by the Central Government.
National anthem in cinema halls: Differently-abled exempted from standing
The Supreme Court on Friday exempted differently-abled people from standing when the national anthem would be played in cinema halls across the country.The Central Government, however, informed the apex court that it would circulate the order to the ...
SC modifies National Anthem order, exempts differently abled from standing
Centre will issue guidelines within ten days from today on how physically challenged persons should show respect to the National Anthem.
Prokerala, Zee News, Business Standard, DNA,
  

India-Vietnam sign agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy

One India 5 hours 10 minutes ago

President of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is on an official visit to India, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
India, Vietnam ink nuclear cooperation pact, three other agreements
In a significant development, India and Vietnam on Friday signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that it will further strengthen the comprehensive s...
Cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy to strengthen India-Vietnam ties: PM
Vietnam National Assembly President Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, which is being signed today, will further strengthen the ...
Cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy to strengthen India-Vietnam ties: PM
[India], Dec. 9 (ANI): Vietnam National Assembly President Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, which is being signed today, will further strengthen the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam. Describing Ngan, the first woman to head the National Assembly of Vietnam, as a "source of inspiration" to women across the world, the Prime Minister also recalled their earlier meeting in Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam in September. He also welcomed increased Parliamentary interactions between India and Vietnam and called for instituting an exchange programme for young parliamentarians of the two countries. (ANI)
Civil n-pact among four India-Vietnam agreements signed
A civil nuclear agreement was among four agreements signed between India and Vietnam on Friday in the course of the visit of Vietnam National Assembly's President Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to India.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the new civil nuclear agreement between India and Vietnam will boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation seen as a...
President of the National Assembly of Vietnam calls on PM
President of the National Assembly of Vietnam calls on PM
Sify, Prokerala, PIB,
  

Didi, Parrikar lock horns

The Telegraph 1 hour 34 minutes ago

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today locked horns with defence minister Manohar Parikkar over the deployment of the army in several toll plazas across the state.
Parrikar rejects Mamatas charges
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has rejected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjees allegations on the motives behind the presence of Army personnel at toll plazas in the State, including thos...
Parikkar-Mamata lock horns over army presence in Kolkata
Hitting back at Manohar Parikkar, Mamata Banerjee today said her complaint was against the government policy, not the army.
Mamata Banerjee-Manohar Parrikar war of words over army deployment in Bengal intensifies
The political row over the recent army drill at toll plazas in West Bengal flared up again on Friday, with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee trading charges The post Mamata Banerjee-Manohar Parrikar war of words over army deployment in Bengal intensifies appeared first on Firstpost .
Mamata vs Army: 'Deeply hurt' Parrikar writes to Bengal CM, Banerjee hits back
War of letters between two prominent political individuals.
Row over Army drill in WB flares up again; Parrikar, Mamata
The political row over the recent Army drill at toll plazas in West Bengal flared up again today with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dashing off a stinging letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying her allegations can "adversely" impact ...
First Post.com, DNA, Business Standard,
  

Kejriwal rejects Kaurs appointment

The Hindu 3 hours 51 minutes ago

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the appointment of Dilraj Kaur as member secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).Ms. Kaur, who is also Secretary, Women and Child...
DCW row: Kejriwal rejects Jung's pick
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the appointment of IAS officer Dilraj Kaur as Member Secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
Kejriwal rejects Delhi L-G's appointee Dilraj Kaur as DCW's member secretary, appoints his own
Going against Najeeb Jung's choice, the chief minister of Delhi has directed PP Dhal to hold the charge of the post.
Kejriwal rejects Jung's pick for DCW Member Secretary
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the appointment of IAS officer Dilraj Kaur as Member Secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
Kejriwal rejects Jung's pick for DCW Member Secretary
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the appointment of IAS officer Dilraj Kaur as Member Secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).Kejriwal also wrote to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to appoint P.P. Dhal as Member Secretary whose name he had nominated for the post in August this year.He directed Dhal to hold the charge of...
Business Standard, Prokerala,
  

Yet another victory for Tamil Nadu

The Hindu 3 hours 10 minutes ago

Welcoming the Supreme Courts judgment on Friday upholding its constitutional power to hear the appeals filed against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award in 2007, the Public Works...
Apex court decision on Cauvery award a victory for Jayalalithaa: TN
The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said the Supreme Court's decision to uphold maintainability of appeals filed by various states against the Cauvery tribunal award is a victory for late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.On Friday, the apex court upheld the maintainability of appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the award of...
Cauvery row: SC upholds maintainability of appeals against 2007 grant of CWDT
The Supreme Court upheld the maintainability of appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
Cauvery row: SC upholds maintainability of appeals by states
The Supreme Court today upheld themaintainability of appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka andKerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water DisputeTribunal (CWDT) on sharing of river water saying it has the"jurisdiction to decide the parameters, scope, authority andjurisdiction of the tribunal".
Cauvery row: SC upholds maintainability of appeals by states
The Supreme Court today upheld the maintainability of appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of river water saying it has the "jurisdiction to decide the ...
Money Control, Business Standard,
  

More than 1,000 Russian athletes involved 'institutionalised' doping

The Hindu 51 minutes ago

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in about 30 sports took part in an "institutional conspiracy" to use banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympics and other global events, World Anti-Doping Agency...
More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalised' doping
More than 1,000 Russian athletes in about 30 sports took part in an "institutional conspiracy" to use banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympics and other global events, doping investigator Richard Mclaren said today. International sport had ...
Russian doping conspiracy benefited over 1,000 competitors
LONDON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests as Moscow "hijacked international sport" over the course of five years, an independent WADA report said on Friday.
Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from doping conspiracy
More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, an independent WADA report said on Friday. The post Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from doping conspiracy appeared first on The Himalayan Times .
More than 1,000 Russian athletes took part in 'institutionalised' doping, says new McLaren report
Doping investigator Richard Mclaren said in his new report that salt and coffee was used to manipulate samples of Russian athletes when checked by international experts. The post More than 1,000 Russian athletes took part in ‘institutionalised’ doping, says new McLaren report appeared first on Firstpost .
Himalayan times, First Post.com,
  

Rs 10 lakh in new notes seized from Gurgaon

MSN India 4 hours 51 minutes ago

The money was seized and the Income Tax Department informed for further action, said a police spokesman.
Rs 10 lakh in new notes seized from Gurgaon
Haryana Police today recovered Rs 10 lakh in new currency notes of Rs 2,000 here and arrested two persons in this connection. A police spokesman said a team recovered the notes from two persons, who were riding on a two-wheeler, during checking near Islampur village in Gurgaon district. On being enquired about the money, they […] The post Rs 10 lakh in new notes seized from Gurgaon appeared first on State Times .
Currency exchange gang busted
The Kamanpur police arrested a currency exchange gang and recovered notes valued at Rs. 5.4 lakh in Rs. 2,000 denomination and two motorcycles from their possession.Ramagundam Commissioner of Police...
New 2,000 rupee notes worth Rs 10 lakh seized in Gurugram
New 2,000 rupee currency notes worth Rs 10 lakh were seized near Islampur village on Sohna road here on Friday, police said.A team of Gurugram Police's Crime Branch seized the cash from two men."The cash is believed to be black money and officials of concerned IT department have been informed for further action," a senior police officer said.
Old notes worth Rs 91 lakh seized in Raj
Three persons were arrested and an amount of around Rs 91 lakh in the banned notes was seized from their possession in separate incidents in Rajasthan, police said today. Kotputali police seized Rs 88 lakh in banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from ...
Prokerala, Business Standard,
  

SC glare on CBI top post

The Telegraph 51 minutes ago

The Supreme Court today sought the Centre's response on a petition filed by an NGO demanding the quashing of the appointment of Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as the acting CBI chief...
SC notice to govt. on Asthanas posting as interim CBI chief
The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centres response on a plea challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as interim director of the CBI after allegedly shifting out a senior officer who was s...
SC notice on plea for quashing Asthana's appointment as interim CBI chief
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL by NGO Common Cause challenging appointment of Rakesh Asthana as an interim Director of CBI alleging that it amounts to government interference in the agency's functioning ...
SC notice on plea for quashing Asthana's appointment as interim CBI chief
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL by NGO Common Cause challenging appointment of Rakesh Asthana as an interim Director of CBI alleging that it amounts to government interference in the agency's functioning and seeking it be quashed.Issuing notice, the bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R.F....
Why was senior-most officer RK Dutta shifted out of CBI: SC asks Centre
SC seeks Centre's response on a plea challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the interim director of CBI.
Prokerala, DNA,
  

1,903 tourists stranded in Andamans rescued

The Hindu 3 hours 33 minutes ago

As many as 1,903 stranded tourists were evacuated from Havelock and Neil Islands on Friday by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration, and brought back to Port Blair. Contrary to the warning issued...
The Times of India shared a link.
Bigg Boss 10: After Om Swami, Manu Punjabi another contestant makes an emergency exit from the house timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Cyclone Vardah: Most tourists evacuated from Andaman
A fleet of seven ships and six helicopters evacuated most of the 1,400 tourists stranded in two islands of Andaman.
All 2,376 stranded tourists evacuated from Andaman Islands
A fleet of seven ships and six helicopters evacuated all 2,376 tourists, including several foreign nationals, stranded in two islands of the Andamans due to cyclonic weather since December 5, officials said today. As the weather cleared in the ...
Over 2,300 tourists evacuated from Andaman and Nicobar islands
Over 2,300 tourists, including a dozen foreigners, were taken to safety by air and sea from Andaman and Nicobar islands on Friday, officials said.Altogether 2,376 tourists stranded in Havelock and Neil Islands, due to a deep depression formed over Bay of Bengal that later intensified into cyclone storm "Vardah", were brought to Port Blair during...
Business Standard, Prokerala,
  

Peter Mukerjea seeks laptop in prison to write autobiography

The Hindu 3 hours 33 minutes ago

Mumbai: Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested in Sheena Bora's murder case, filed an application on Friday in the CBI court seeking permission to use a laptop in the prison so he...
Peter Mukerjea plans to pen autobiography in prison
Former media tycoon and Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea on Friday sought the court's permission to get a laptop in jail to write his autobiography.
Peter Mukerjea plans to pen autobiography in prison
Former media tycoon and Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea on Friday sought the court's permission to get a laptop in jail to write his autobiography."I want to write an autobiography. For that I need a laptop without internet inside the jail," Mukerjea urged Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge H.S. Mahajan during a...
Peter Mukerjea seeks laptop in prison to write autobiography
If allowed, he would work on the laptop for four hours a day and afterwards hand it back to jail authorities, Mukerjea's application said.
Peter Mukerjea seeks laptop in prison to write autobiography
Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in Sheena Bora murder case with his wife Indrani, today filed an application in the CBI court here seeking permission to use a laptop in the prison so he could write his autobiography. "I want to write an autobiography and for that I want a laptop without Internet in the jail," Peter told the special CBI court judge H S Mahajan during the hearing today. In a handwritten application, Peter also said he was finding it very difficult to write in long-hand. If allowed, he would work on the laptop for four hours a day and afterwards hand it back to jail authorities, the application said. "(I am) 61 years old and suffering from occasional memory fatigue and laptop will be of great help to aid in continuing the work without locating details during the writing and scripting process," Peter said in the application. He also applied for permission to go to Bangalore to attend the wedding of his niece. CBI is likely to file its reply to his applications on December 14. The court is likely to hear arguments on framing of charges in the Sheena Bora murder case on December 19. Interestingly, the court had at the last hearing granted the prime accused in the case Indrani Mukerjeas application seeking permission to deposit some demonetised currency notes in the bank (through someone outside the jail). Indrani, her former driver Shyam Rai (who has turned approver in the case) and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna are accused of killing her daughter Sheena inside a car in April 2012. Peter is accused of being party to the conspiracy.
DNA, Deccan Herald,
  

India vs England: Fourth Test, Day Two Scoreboard

Sahara Samay English 8 hours 34 minutes ago

The following is the scoreboard at stumps on the second day of the fourth cricket Test between India and England here on Friday
India vs England: Fourth Test, Day Two Scoreboard
The following is the scoreboard at stumps on the second day of the fourth cricket Test between India and England here on Friday
India vs England: Fourth Test, Day Two Scoreboard
The following is the scoreboard at stumps on the second day of the fourth cricket Test between India and England here on Friday:England (First Innings):Alastair Cook st Parthiv Patel b Ravindra Jadeja 46Keaton Jennings c Cheteshwar Pujara b Ravichandran Ashwin 112Joe Root c Viart Kohli b Ashwin 21Moeen Ali c Karun Nair b Ashwin 50Jonny...
Prokerala,
  

100cr found in fake Axis accounts

MSN India 7 hours 32 minutes ago

The Income Tax department on Friday raided an Axis Bank account in Central Delhi's Chandni Chowk and reportedly found out about 44 fake accounts.
IT raid unearths 44 fake accounts at Axis Bank branch in Delhi
The Income Tax (IT) department has unearthed 44 fake accounts during a raid at an Axis Bank branch in central Delhi's Chandni Chowk area, officials said on Friday.
IT raid unearths 44 fake accounts at Axis Bank branch in Delhi
The Income Tax (IT) department has unearthed 44 fake accounts during a raid at an Axis Bank branch in central Delhi's Chandni Chowk area, officials said on Friday.
IT raid unearths 44 fake accounts at Axis Bank branch in Delhi
The Income Tax (IT) department has unearthed 44 fake accounts during a raid at an Axis Bank branch in central Delhi's Chandni Chowk area, officials said on Friday.An IT official said that about Rs 100 crore were deposited in these accounts with withdrawn currency notes since November 8 -- when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the...
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