Free Press Journal
  • AgustaWestland case: Delhi court grants bail to former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi and others

    New Delhi: Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi and others were granted bail by a court here on Wednesday in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. Special Judge Arvind Kumar asked Tyagi and others, who appeared before him, to furnish a personal bond of Rs one lakh and surety bond of like amount each.

  • Parrikar smells a ‘big fish’ involved in scam

    New Delhi: Training its gun on the Congress for staging a walkout from Parliament during a discussion on the Agusta scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said it was the weakness of the grand old party which forced them to consider such a move.

  • AgustaWestland: Wont’t go Bofors way, says BJP

    New Delhi :  The political has become the personal. The political clash between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi has turned personal. On a day when the AgustaWestland scam dominated Parliament and the streets of the national capital, Modi fired a salvo at the Gandhis from a public election rally in Tamil Nadu.

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    AgustaWestland scam: CBI to grill Tyagi’s brothers today

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday summoned Former Air Chief SP Tyagi ‘s brothers in connection with the Rupees 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal.

  • Gautam Khaitan admits to payments but insists it’s not kickbacks

    New Delhi : Gautam Khaitan, a former board member of a Chandigarh-based company Aeromatrix — which was allegedly the conduit for routing the Westland bribe amount – has accepted receiving payments from Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa, the middlemen in the chopper deal.

  • BJP to keep pot boiling

    New Delhi :  Even as the political heat generated by the AgustaWestland chopper deal is yet to die down, some more defence deals may come under the scanner, including one on Pilatus basic trainer aircraft, defence ministry sources said on Thursday.

  • VVIP chopper deal: Kai po che!

    New Delhi :  True to form the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress played the old blame game to the hilt as the Rajya Sabha debated the Rs.3600 crore VVIP chopper deal involving the Italian company AgustaWestland. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was to lay the chronology of the scam on the floor of the House, was not permitted to do by the Congress, and in his reply to the

  • Italian judge says note listing ‘AP’ is authentic

    New Delhi :  The Congress party, which has been trying to make light of the pointed references to its leaders in the Agusta Westland judgment, insisting that they had not been indicted in any manner, has been delivered a body blow by a judge in Italy.

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    Happy to be targeted: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: After BJP MP Kirit Somaiyya charged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s top aide Kanishka Singh is linked to a middleman who paid bribes in the AgustaWestland deal, Gandhi has said: “I am always being targeted, happy to be targeted.”

  • AugustaWestland sends dirt flying at Ex-IAF Chief

    New Delhi :  Former IAF chief SP Tyagi was on Monday questioned by the CBI for around 10 hours over his alleged links with middlemen in the controversial Rs 3,600-crore Agusta Westland chopper deal. He was also quizzed about who funded his post-retirement trip to Italy.

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    AgustaWestland: Parrikar promises May 4 revelation

    New Delhi :  The next round of the on-going political slugfest between the Modi Sarkar and the opposition Congress on the controversial AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam may well take place in parliament on May 4th when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar makes a statement on the issue. I will place a detailed chronology of events on the AgustaWestland chopper deal with supporting documents before Parliament on May 4,” he said.

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    AgustaWestland: FM rebuts AK Antony, says chopper was never blacklisted

    Thiruvananthapuram :  Sharpening the attack on Congress on the chopper deal on  Saturday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said the theory that the company was blacklisted during the UPA rule and it was lifted by NDA was a “figment of imagination”.

  • AgustaWestland: Govt rushing a joint probe team to Italy

    New Delhi : The Government on Saturday constituted a fresh joint team of three sleuths it is rushing to Italy to probe the alleged kickbacks in the 2010 chopper deal for the VVIPs, with a specific target given to it to identify the suspected “influential” Indian bribe takers.