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UPA must answer who received kickbacks in Agusta deal:Parrikar

Business Standard - ‎15 hours ago‎
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the previous United Progressive Alliance dispensation will have to answer who received the alleged kickbacks in the AgustaWestland chopper deal.
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AgustaWestland scam: Jaitley rubbishes Antony's claims, says company was never blacklisted

India Today - ‎8 hours ago‎
A K Antony , who is facing the heat over Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper scam along with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his statement had claimed that while United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had blacklisted the company, it was lifted by NDA.
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Sonia behind relaxations to AgustaWestland: BJP

Business Standard - ‎10 hours ago‎
"The Defence Minister wants RFP (request for proposals) conditions to be imposed. Who in the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government or who in the Congress other than Sonia Gandhi and her adviser Ahmad Patel has the authority to override Antony, ...

Bhagat Singh no 'terrorist': RSS has sadly killed India's tradition

DailyO - ‎6 hours ago‎
Dinanath Batra of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), enthused by the success of his terror tactics during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, when he brought one of the biggest publishers in the world - Penguin - to its knees, getting ...
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Rajasthan: Pilot demands CBI to include Raje's copter deal in probe

Hindustan Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Congress state president Sachin Pilot on Friday demanded to expand the scope of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in AgustaWestland chopper deal to include alleged financial irregularities pointed out by CAG in the helicopter purchase by the ...

Tripura retains top spot for providing jobs under Rural Scheme - ‎15 hours ago‎
The MGNREGA was introduced in February 2006 by the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government. It mandates 100 days of work in a financial year to at least one member of each rural household but this has never been achieved in any ...

UPA govt concealed information on AgustaWestland: RTI activist

The Hindu - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Alleging that the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre had hidden information on the AgustaWestland deal, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal on Thursday demanded that the Central Information Commission (CIC) ...
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The challenge for the Conservatives is staying united in an era of Trudeau

National Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The challenge for the Conservatives will be to remain united during what will likely be a divisive leadership race that lays bare the different factions in the party that have, to some extent, remained since the Progressive Conservatives and Canadian ...

Investigative agencies have ability to find money trail: Sinha

Business Standard - ‎13 hours ago‎
Amid controversy over alleged corruption in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Saturday said investigators have the ability to find the money trail and the government will pursue the matter ...

Eshwarappa demands special session to discuss drought

The Hindu - ‎22 hours ago‎
When the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government was in power at the Centre, an amount of Rs. 397 crore was provided to Karnataka in the year 2012-'13 and Rs.

VVIP copter deal

The Hindu - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The fact that the United Progressive Alliance government did little to bring the culprits to book is understandable. But it is a mystery why the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is reluctant to act despite its election promises.

RaGa fit for PM post: Cong

Times of India - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
"We have formed Mahagathbandhan in Bihar but at the national level, there exists United Progressive Alliance (UPA). NCP is also a part of UPA and till now there is no change in strategy at the national level," said state animal and fishery resources ...

Modi government bullying media over AgustaWestland won't work

DailyO - ‎14 hours ago‎
AgustaWestland got caught indulging in malpractices and the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government invoked the integrity clause, cancelled the contract and heavily penalised the company, apart from initiating an inquiry into the matter.

From red to white

Daily Pioneer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Yet, thanks to a mix of evangelical NGOs supported by the Naxals and a misguided United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, the mining project is stalled and the conveyor belts meant to bring in the bauxite lie rusting.
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This 1300-word official defence of Modi government's conduct in AgustaWestland is a real treat - ‎17 hours ago‎
It was handed the perfect opportunity to attack the Congress after an Italian court found some businessmen guilty of bribing Indian officials while selling AgustaWestland helicopters to New Delhi during the United Progressive Alliance years. The ...
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Mamata attacks Congress over UPA corruption

Business Standard - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
How can you raise issues like corruption when there was corruption during the UPA? "What about the corruption (coal and 2G scams) that prevailed during their time?
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Workers and students in India and Sri Lanka endorse International May Day Online rally

World Socialist Web Site - ‎16 hours ago‎
At the same time, the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United National Party (UNP) coalition and other bourgeois parties are inflaming nationalism and anti-Tamil communalism to divide the working class.

Swamy gives notice for privilege motion against Azad for AgustaWestland remark

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Earlier in the day, Swamy had tweeted: “Today I will seek to move a Breach of Privilege against Ghulam Nabi Azad for his falsely stating in RS that UPA had blacklisted Finmeccanica.” Italy's Finmeccania, which owns AgustaWestland, had been accused of ...

Walmart wants to sell food products in India via both brick-and-mortar and online stores

Economic Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is interested in selling food products directly to Indian consumers both by setting up brick-and-mortar as well as online stores, but it will take a final decision after evaluating the policy ...

Canada's Defence Policy Review Prepares Major Expansion of Militarism and War

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
From the outset, the consultation document makes clear Canada should deepen its longstanding strategic partnership with the United States and that Ottawa is fully onboard with Washington's key geostrategic offensives: threatening Russia in the Baltic ...