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7 arrested in Malaysia for suspected IS links

Bangkok, July 19 (IANS) Police in Malaysia have arrested seven people for alleged links with the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation, including a man who threatened to assassinate the Malaysian King and the Prime Minister, police said on Thursday. Four Malaysians, including one woman, and three Indonesians were arrested during operations between March 12 and March 17, Efe news quoted ...

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ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland charge sheet

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke. While filing the charge sheet before special ju...

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ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland chargesheet

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke. While filing the chargesheet under the Prevention of Money Lau...

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Agusta case: Indian authorities fail to produce evidence against Michel in UAE court

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) In a setback to efforts to extradite British national Christian Michel James -- one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- Indian authorities failed to produce any evidence before the UAE courts within the stipulated time, according to the lawyer of the accused. The Indian government was supposed to produce eviden...

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Amit Mehra to represent India at The Men Universe 2018-19

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Actor-model Amit Mehra, who was raised in the national capital, is set to represent India at 11th edition of The Men Universe 2018-19 in the Dominican Republic. Men Universe India is an initiative taken by TSS Agency India to search for the country's Perfect Man who will represent India at the very prestigious Men Universe Model 2018 Pageant (formerly known as Mist...

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India needs to reskill workforce for AI: Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan

Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) With new technologies disrupting businesses and changing the rules of engagement, India faces a daunting task to reskill its huge workforce for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan says. India has a major challenge of transitioning its young workforce to the fourth industrial revolution called AI after the eras of agriculture, man...

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AK-56 gun, missing since 25 years, recovered from Dawood aides

Thane/Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, an AK-56 assault rifle, among three reported missing since the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts was recovered from two arrested aides of absconding don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, police said here on Saturday. The rifle was seized after a raid by the Anti-Extortion Cell, on the suburban Goregaon residence of Yasmin Naeem Khan, 35, on Friday, said ...

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JNPT may sail into Mumbai landmark - Air India Building

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) If all goes according to plan, the country's premier container terminal, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) may buy out Mumbai's landmark, the Air India Building, the erstwhile headquarters of the country's flag-carrier, official sources indicated here on Wednesday. The Central government has already set in motion the process for the proposed sale - as part of an i...

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SC defers hearing on pleas opposing PIL to probe ED officer

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred till Wednesday the hearing on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea opposing a PIL seeking probe into alleged disproportionate assets of Enforcement Directorate's official Rajeshwar Singh who is investigating 2G scam and Aircel-Maxis cases. With this the hearing on the contempt plea by Rajeshwar Singh, a Joint Director in the ...

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VVIP chopper deal: CBI sends fresh request to Italy to extradite Gerosa

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The CBI has sent a fresh request for extradition of middleman Carlo Gerosa in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case to the Italian government through the Ministry of External Affairs here, sources said on Monday. The move comes after Italy refused India's request to extradite Gerosa, saying it did not have any mutual legal assistance treaty.

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Italy refuses India's request to extradite AgustaWestland middleman Gerosa

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Italy has refused India's request to extradite middleman Carlo Gerosa in connection with its ongoing probe into the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam, informed sources said. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) source told IANS that Italy has refused the agency's November 2017 request to extradite Gerosa, adding that the message was deliver...

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Swamy seeks to be impleaded in case against ED officer probing Aircel-Maxis

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking to be impleaded in a public interest plea, alleging an Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, probing the Aircell-Maxis case, possesses disproportionate assets. As Swamy sought the nod of the court to be impleaded in the pending PIL, the vacation bench of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justic...

1 month ago
Manesar land scam: Tehsildar suspended

Gurugram, June 6 (IANS) Meetu Dhankar, Tehsildar of Manesar Sub-Division, and her two juniors have been suspended for their alleged involvement in selling government plots to private individuals through nearly two dozen different registries, an official said on Wednesday. Sanjiv Singhla, Gurugram sub-divisional magistrate (north), said Dhankar and registry clerk Ashok Kumar have been sus...

2 months ago
Bangladesh SC upholds bail for Khaleda Zia

Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld bail for opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case in which she is currently serving a five-year sentence. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order, dismissing the appeals filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the g...

2 months ago
Serena pulls out of Italian Open

Rome, May 9 (IANS) US tennis legend Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open, citing a need for additional training after returning to the court from maternity leave earlier this year. The 23-time Grand Slam champion also did not participate in the current Madrid Open, making her only appearance in 2018 at the Indian Wells Masters, where she was defeated in the round of 32 by her s...

2 months ago
Bangladesh SC defers Khaleda's bail hearing

Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred a hearing on opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail in a corruption case in which she is currently serving a five-year sentence. A four-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain will resume the hearing of arguments from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader's side...

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SC tells HCs to set up panels for trial in POCSO cases

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked high courts across the country to set up committees of judges to monitor and regulate the trial of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also directed the Directors General or Commissioners of Poli...

2 months ago
Clear stand on permanent commission to women SSC officers, says SC

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central government to clear its stand on the issue of giving permanent commission to women serving as short service commission (SSC) officers in defence services. A bench of Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice S.A. Nazeer sought an affidavit from the Defence Ministry with a clear policy in this regard. During the hearin...

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1993 blasts death row convict Tahir Merchant dead

Pune, April 18 (IANS) M. Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts who was sentenced to death, died of a heart attack here on Wednesday, a police officer said. Merchant, who was lodged in the Yerawada Central Jail, suffered a heart attack in the prison around 3 a.m. and was rushed to the Sassoon Hospital. However, he failed to re...

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Hyderabad HC revokes disqualification of two Congress MLAs

Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) In a setback to the Telangana government, the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday revoked the disqualification of two legislators of opposition Congress from the state Assembly. Justice B. Siva Sankara Rao set aside the expulsion of Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S.A. Sampath Kumar and directed that their membership be restored. The court observed that if the...

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