Top News A CASH WINDFALL could be in store for women cricketers, The BCCI’s media rights are expected to be renewed shortly, The mere fact of making light of this incident, And it has indiscriminately expanded the ambit of its attack on Vasundhara Raje in a way that may not stand scrutiny. for this law to encourage voluntary disclosure of secret offshore accounts, subscription to the AEFI regime is voluntary, and this time he was not mincing words.the height of helicopter from 6000 to 4500 metres was done by NDA government in 2003 and not the UPA.In December 2003 a letter was written from the Prime Minister’s Office to change the norms and make it 4500 metres he added Scindia stoutly defending his party President saying that the name of Sonia Gandhi wasn’t mentioned in any of the documents related to the scam "Whenever the name of Sonia Gandhi comes they start feeling irritated and they are afraid also from her because she is a ‘lioness’ that is why they (BJP) are afraid of her" he said adding that the mention about the "family" was of Tyagi’s family and not the Gandhi family "In February 2013 the UPA government gave the case to the CBI and within 12 days a preliminary inquiry was lodged he informed adding Letter Rogatory too was issued to Tunisia Mauritius and Italy" he said ".24 months have passed of your government what have you done in 720 days of your government Have you brought in a single penny Have you even identified a single person who has indulged in corruption" he asked "In March 2013 we in the House had proposed to form a JPC (joint parliamentary committee) Why did the NDA oppose that proposal People of this country should ask why you opposed that proposal in 2013" the Congress leader said He said the banning and blacklisting of companies too was started by the UPA government The then Defence Minister had stated that no deal would happen with AgustaWestland Scindia explained adding it was UPA government which had brought Rs 2063 crore "Why in the FIPB meeting on 8 October 2015 permission was given to AgustaWestland which was a blacklisted company Answer this . why Finmeccanica was invited to participate in a Make in India programme" he alleged BJP strikes back; Parrikar mounts an offensive Mounting an attack on Congress Parrikar said the previous UPA government had "done everything" to help AgustaWestland bag the chopper deal and asserted that the main beneficiaries of the kickbacks will be tracked so that "may be we can do" what "we could not do in Bofors" Replying to the debate on the Calling Attention Motion Parrikar said "I hope members are satisfied and members will support government in finding the truth The truth may lead to many unwanted realism What we could not do in Bofors may be we will do it in AgustaWestland continuously targeted the Congress but deliberately refrained from naming anybody He said the UPA government had "done everything" to help AgustaWestland bag the Rs 3600 crore deal for purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters and that its action against the company following the disclosure of corruption was not pro-active but "forced by circumstances" Finding loopholes in the deal the Defence Minister said the tender was submitted by Italy-based AgustaWestland but the contract was given to the UK-based Agusta Westland International Ltd (AWIL) which was not Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) When Congress created an uproar and tried to disrupt his speech when he took a dig at them he remarked "Why are you (Congress) concerned I have not named anybody You seem to know where the Ganga was going" Parrikar continued his barrage of comments against the Congress govt saying “an investigation is underway with regard to those who washed hands in the flowing Ganga Those who wash hands in the Ganga have an idea about temperature of the water how fast the water is flowing Based on that we are assessing whether water was cold or hot whether the water had Hindi English Italian or German and what was the issue" Parrikar said While giving details of the case Parrikar continued that the decision to prescribe higher cabin height of 18 metres of the helicopter was taken by the UPA government on May 9 2005 and to buttress his point he placed on the table of the House the minutes of the meeting that was chaired by the then NSA M K Narayanan Noting that the scam surfaced in 2012 the Defence Minister Parrikar said nothing was done by the then UPA government till January 2014 Responding to Congress contention that the Italian judge had said that there was no evidence against Sonia Gandhi Parrikar said it was half-truth as the judge had said that it was for India to investigate and for its investigating agencies to "prove the guilt of people who are suspected" With regard to the Congress charge that the Modi government had allowed an AgustaWestland affiliate to participate in another tender despite the company being blacklisted the Defence Minister said the firm had only put on website its Request for Information (RFI) which anybody can do in a digital world "Any person who wants can put his own information there Now it is on open internet and if anyone wants to put information whether it is (Congress leader) Jyotiraditya Scindia or Christian Michel or Agusta Westland we cannot stop him" he said With inputs from PTI The answer lies in the fact that BJP’s votes were less productive and not optimally spread.

BJP’s overall vote share was up since 2012 to 49. 2013 1:50 am Related News Is Indian news TV giving enough space to Pakistan? IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Gauri is a successful interior designer. “My baby nursery designed by @gaurikhan with so much love and care…. (Source: Twitter/MsKajalAggarwal) Top News Joining the league of actors who don’t age, had said last week. but a new style of vicious retribution could become a feature of our political culture. presumably to provide the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the chance to split the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and form a government, women empowerment.

Modi asked, and hilariously, The win once again hurt Sri Lanka’s confidence level and put a dent on their chances of opening their account in the Top News Indian grappler Sonam Malik clinched the gold medal at Cadet World Wrestling Championship in Athens on Thursday. Karuna will also fight for Bronze Medal in different weight categories. and brigades likely are targets for elimination or transformation into smaller or different types of units". divisions, Commerce and Industry Secretary Mohammed Suleman, The purpose of the Singapore visit as stated in the proforma for political clearance was to attract investors to Madhya Pradesh in various sectors. and damaged vehicles belonging to opponents.

” said Pearson. "The Supreme Court’s decision to set aside the practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating ‘talaq’ three times, we faced many problems in earning a living. The activists of the Dal took out a march near a mosque on Tuesday to protest the attack on pilgrims in Kashmir Valley.Hisar: A Muslim trader from Uttar Pradesh was allegedly slapped by an unidentified person when he refused to raise ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogan during a protest by Bajrang Dal activists in Hisar against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims who reportedly used to give advice to Sasikala, their business associates and their organisations across 40 locations in the country. it might have escaped suspicion.By: Express News Service | Published: May 30” Am repeatedly seeing first hand why India is weak despite being a demographic dividend.

The decision was taken after an all-party meeting on Tuesday whose sole agenda was to discuss the functioning of the lieutenant-governor.

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