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VVIP chopper deal: CBI arrests former Air Force chief SP TyagiTyagi has been accused of influencing the deal in favour of Agustawestland. PTI file photo

VVIP chopper deal: CBI arrests former Air Force chief SP Tyagi

09 Dec 2016 | 8:17 PM

NEW DELHI: Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, his cousin Sanjiv ‘Julie’ Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan were on Friday arrested by the CBI in the Agustawestland chopper deal case.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 9 -

Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, his cousin Sanjiv ‘Julie’ Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan were on Friday arrested by the CBI in the Agustawestland chopper deal case.

Sources said they will be produced in court on Saturday.

This is the first time a former service chief has been arrested.  

The Rs 3600-crore deal to supply 12 VVIP helicopters from Agustawestland came under the scanner after Italian authorities claimed that the company paid bribes.

Tyagi has been accused of influencing the deal in favour of Agustawestland during his tenure as the IAF chief. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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In March 2013, the CBI had registered a case in the deal. Based on the CBI complaint, ED officials had booked Air Marshal Tyagi and some members of his family. And in July 2014, the Enforcement Directorate registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Tyagi and 20 others in the Rs 3,600-crore deal.

SC asks Centre whether cooperative banks can accept banned currency

SC asks Centre whether cooperative banks can accept banned currency

09 Dec 2016 | 6:53 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on the issues including whether the district cooperative banks can be allowed to accept deposits with certain conditions.

Government decides to print plastic currency notes

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09 Dec 2016 | 6:23 PM

NEW DELHI: The central government told Parliament on Friday that it had decided to print plastic currency notes.

I-T finds over Rs 100 crore; 127 kg of gold in Chennai raids

I-T finds over Rs 100 crore; 127 kg of gold in Chennai raids

09 Dec 2016 | 8:47 PM

CHENNAI/ NEW DELHI: In the biggest seizure of cash and gold after demonetisation, the Income Tax Department said Friday it has seized unaccounted assets worth over Rs 142 crore during searches at several locations in Chennai.

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09 Dec 2016 | 6:19 PM

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Friday thundered that there would be an “earthquake” if he was allowed to speak on the “biggest scam”, drawing ridicule from the BJP.

India should brace for tough period due to note ban, says Manmohan Singh

India should brace for tough period due to note ban, says Manmohan Singh

09 Dec 2016 | 3:05 PM

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in remarks published on Friday that Indians should be ready to face "a tough period over the coming months" due to demonetisation.

Disabled need not stand for national anthem, rules SC

Disabled need not stand for national anthem, rules SC

09 Dec 2016 | 6:41 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday modified its November 30 order for playing the national anthem in cinema halls to promote patriotism.

Army deployment: Pained at allegations, says Parrikar; Mamata hits back

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09 Dec 2016 | 9:06 PM

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has sent a letter to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee saying he is “deeply pained” at the allegations against the Army.

13 schoolteachers killed in road accident near Fazilka

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09 Dec 2016 | 7:18 PM

FAZILKA: Thirteen government school teachers, including five women, were killed in a road accident near Chandipur village, 9 km from here, on Friday morning.

Two militants killed in encounter in Anantnag district of Kashmir

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09 Dec 2016 | 3:20 PM

ANANTNAG/SRINAGAR: Two militants have been killed by security forces in the 36-hour gunbattle in Bijebhara area of Anantnag district of Kashmir which ended on Friday.

Rajasthan HC quashes SBC reservation granted to Gujjars

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09 Dec 2016 | 8:19 PM

JAIPUR: A Division Bench of Rajasthan High Court on Friday struck down the Special Backward Classes (SBC) reservation in the state given to Gujjars and five other communities.


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09 Dec 2016 | 6:25 PM

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GURDASPUR: The Border Security Force on Friday foiled an attempt by two intruders to cross over to India from Pakistan.

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09 Dec 2016 | 7:35 PM

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09 Dec 2016 | 1:02 AM

KULLU: The successful electric bus trial on the Manali-Rohtang route this year has left taxi operators worried for their livelihood.

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09 Dec 2016 | 12:46 AM

SRINAGAR: Kashmir hospitals are facing acute shortage of nurses as tertiary and secondary care hospitals have just a single nurse for at least 30 patients, which is adversely affecting the healthcare and increasing the mortality rate.

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09 Dec 2016 | 12:37 AM

HARIDWAR: The state government is committed to providing employment to up to 2022. Chief Minister Harish Rawat said this after inaugurating a Ganga ghat after Sant Ravi Das and renaming the Jwalapur Kumbh Setu as Bhagwan Vishwarkarma bridge here last evening.

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09 Dec 2016 | 5:26 PM

MUMBAI: India made a strong reply with the bat after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up yet another five-wicket haul as the hosts reached 146 for 1 on the second day of the fourth cricket Test against England here on Friday.

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09 Dec 2016 | 9:40 PM

LONDON: Police have identified 83 potential suspects in the sex abuse scandal that has rocked English football and believe 98 clubs from all levels have been ‘impacted’, the National Police Chiefs Council revealed on Friday.

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