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AgustaWestland case: Relief to ex-brigadier as CBI closes probe against him

AgustaWestland case: Relief to ex-brigadier as CBI closes probe against him

Rediff.com25 Oct 2022

Saini was accused of demanding bribes from Christian Michel James, an alleged middleman, to favour the company during field evaluation trials held in 2010, officials said.

CBI charges former Allahabad HC judge with graft

CBI charges former Allahabad HC judge with graft

Rediff.com16 Dec 2021

The agency has moved with its charge sheet against Shukla after getting a go ahead from the government to prosecute the retired judge, they said.

CBI gets nod to prosecute retd Allahabad HC judge for corruption

CBI gets nod to prosecute retd Allahabad HC judge for corruption

Rediff.com26 Nov 2021

The Central Bureau of Investigation has received sanction to prosecute retired Allahabad high court judge Justice S N Shukla in a corruption case for allegedly favouring a private medical college in his orders, officials said.

Naval leak case: CBI files charge sheet against 2 commanders

Naval leak case: CBI files charge sheet against 2 commanders

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

In the fresh charge sheet, the agency has also named Commander Ajit Pandey and retired Naval officer commodore Randeep Singh for alleged 'leakage of information related to advance payment related to INS Sindhuratna-MRLC project', they said.

Ex-Air India CMD won't be prosecuted; CBI closes corruption case

Ex-Air India CMD won't be prosecuted; CBI closes corruption case

Rediff.com18 Nov 2021

The CBI has closed a case against former Air India CMD Arvind Jadhav and others over alleged corruption in the appointments of general managers after the central government refused to grant its sanction to prosecute him, officials said. The agency had booked Jadhav, then general manager L P Nakhwa (now retired), and then additional general managers A Kathpalia, Amitabh Singh and Rohit Bhasin after a year-long preliminary enquiry, they said. It was alleged that Jadhav had constituted illegal/irregular promotion panel to recommend suitable candidates for promotion to the post of general manager (operations), they said.

JK accession files: CIC stops short of ordering disclosure of Bucher papers

JK accession files: CIC stops short of ordering disclosure of Bucher papers

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

The disclosure of files provided by India's second army chief General Sir Roy Bucher to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library about Jammu and Kashmir related to the period of 1947-49, which may throw light on Accession, is in 'national interest,' the central information commission has observed in an order.

Choksi may have taken girlfriend to Dominica for dinner: Antigua PM

Choksi may have taken girlfriend to Dominica for dinner: Antigua PM

Rediff.com30 May 2021

He said that Government of Dominica and law enforcement agencies, unless the court rules otherwise, can deport him to India because he is an Indian citizen, Antigua News Room reported.

CBI books Rana Kapoor, wife in a fresh corruption case

CBI books Rana Kapoor, wife in a fresh corruption case

Rediff.com13 Mar 2020

The agency suspects that the discounted transaction for the 1.2 acre-bungalow on Amrita Shergill Marg was a gratification to Kapoor through the company Bliss Abode Pvt Ltd in return for non-realisation of over Rs 1,900 crore in loans from Yes Bank to Gautam Thapar-promoted Avantha Realty and group companies.

After 24 years, Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam

After 24 years, Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam

Rediff.com19 Apr 2019

Mulayam Singh and Mayawati fell out after their ruling coalition in Uttar Pradesh crashed in 1995, two years after they came together along with smaller parties to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party out of power.

Pak bills Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges on PM Modi's flights

Pak bills Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges on PM Modi's flights

Rediff.com19 Feb 2018

The data gathered by activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra through his RTI application, show that till June 2016, Indian Air Force aircraft were used for the prime minister's visits to 11 countries -- Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Qatar, Australia, Pakistan, Russia, Iran, Fiji and Singapore.

No records of any previous 'surgical strike', says Army

No records of any previous 'surgical strike', says Army

Rediff.com27 Aug 2017

The RTI application with the defence ministry also sought the definition of the term "surgical strikes" in the records of Indian Army.

Larger CIC bench to hear complaints against 6 political parties

Larger CIC bench to hear complaints against 6 political parties

Rediff.com2 Aug 2017

The new Bench will start hearing the matter from August 16.

CBI unearths 339 shell companies used to divert Rs 2,900 crore

CBI unearths 339 shell companies used to divert Rs 2,900 crore

Rediff.com7 May 2017

CBI sources said the shell companies were allegedly being used by the suspects to divert loan funds meant for specified purposes, creating fake invoices, and 'round-tripping' of funds to evade taxes and generate black money.

Prez concludes Nepal visit, downplays differences in Indo-Nepal ties

Prez concludes Nepal visit, downplays differences in Indo-Nepal ties

Rediff.com5 Nov 2016

During his visit, Mukherjee visited the hotbed of Madhesi protests Janakpur and met ex-servicemen of Gurkha regiments in Pokhra.

Basic pension of ex-servicemen increased 2.57 times under OROP: Prez

Basic pension of ex-servicemen increased 2.57 times under OROP: Prez

Rediff.com4 Nov 2016

Prez said basic pension of ex-servicemen of the Indian Army has increased by 2.57 times as compared to pension of December 31, 2015.

Namibia assures supply of uranium to India

Namibia assures supply of uranium to India

Rediff.com17 Jun 2016

Speaking at the State Banquet hosted in the honour of President Pranab Mukherjee, Namibian President Hage Geingob said Namibia commends India's commitment towards peaceful use of nuclear energy.