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Michel signed ‘sham contracts’ to hide trail of Agusta kickbacks: ED

December 6, 2021
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Several “service contracts” signed between British middleman Christian Michel and his main client AgustaWestland were “sham contracts” to camouflage alleged kickbacks from the Rs 3,600-crore helicopter deal in India, according to documents submitted in court by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). | Read more|

Hillary raised chopper deal with Govt, Russians pushed India too far: Michel

December 5, 2021
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In April 2019, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a chargesheet on British arms agent Christian Michel’s alleged role in the AgustaWestland case — and his statements during custodial interrogation. The chargesheet deals mostly with tranches totalling Euro 42 million allegedly paid by AgustaWestland to Michel an | Read more|

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin Set For Talks On Tuesday Amid Ukraine Tension

December 5, 2021
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will hold talks by video conference on Tuesday, the Kremlin and Washington said, as tensions rise over Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday the conversation would take place in the evening Russia time and the two leaders would determine | Read more|

Mamata Banerjee Contemplating Alliance Without Congress, Says Shiv Sena Leader

December 5, 2021
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was contemplating an alliance excluding the Congress. Mr Raut in his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana also claimed Ms Banerjee having said that her party Trinamool Congress (TMC) will not test political waters M | Read more|

Mumbai issues new home quarantine rules amid Omicron threat

December 4, 2021
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From phone calls five times a day to physical visits, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a set of rules to ensure proper monitoring of travellers coming in from ‘at risk’ countries and under home quarantine amid the Omicron threat. | Read more|

Modern AK-203 Rifles With Range Over 3 Football Fields To Be Made In UP

December 4, 2021
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A gun-manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi to make over five lakh high-powered AK-203 rifles has been cleared by the centre. The plant that will come up in Amethi's Korwa will add to India's self-reliance in defence manufacturing, the government said in a statement, adding the project will create jobs and help | Read more|

"Deep Loss": Andhra Governor, Others On Ex-Chief Minister's Death

December 4, 2021
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Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu and a host of others on Saturday expressed profound grief over the demise of Konijeti Rosaiah, who served as the CM of the then united AP. | Read more|

Congress Reacts To Mamata Banerjee's "What UPA? There's No UPA" Scorn

December 2, 2021
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The Congress today underlined that it is time to show opposition unity, a day after Mamata Banerjee - looking to enlarge her role in the opposition - snubbed the grand old party. "UPA. Without the Congress, UPA will be a body without a soul. Time to show opposition unity," tweeted Congress leader Kapil Sibal this morni | Read more|

Centre-States Meet Today To Review Omicron Rules At Airports

December 2, 2021
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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will meet state and UT officials to review Covid testing and surveillance measures at international airports. India yesterday enforced strict rules for foreign arrivals, particularly from nations with Omicron cases. | Read more|

I don’t see Congress getting 300 seats in 2024 election: Azad

December 2, 2021
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said he does not see his party getting 300 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections as things stand currently. Justifying his silence on Article 370 in public, Azad said only Supreme Court, where the matter is pending, and the Centre can restore it. Since the BJP-led ce | Read more|

EU unveils 300 billion euro answer to China’s Belt and Road

December 2, 2021
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The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday a plan to invest 300 billion euros ($340 billion) globally by 2027 in infrastructure, digital and climate projects as a better alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The scheme, called Global Gateway, is to strengthen Europe’s supply chains, boost EU trade and | Read more|

UN committee agrees Taliban, Myanmar junta not allowed in UN for now

December 2, 2021
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A UN committee on Wednesday deferred a decision on who will represent Afghanistan and Myanmar at the United Nations, said the panel’s chair, meaning the Afghan Taliban and Myanmar junta will not be allowed into the world body for now. Rival claims were made for the seats of both countries with the Taliban and Myanmar | Read more|