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A government buffeted by military and civil society

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: March 31, 2012

By Amulya Ganguli The Congress' woes seem endless. No sooner had the party experienced a resounding rebuff in the recent assembly elections than it had to gird its loins to face a series of unprecedented challenges from the Chief of the Army Staff, Gen. V.K. Singh. If the party and the government ...

Bangladeshis say they hacked 20,000 Indian websites

Relevance: 78%      Posted on: February 14, 2012

Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) A Bangladeshi hacker group Tuesday claimed to have attacked 20,000 Indian websites, including that of the Border Security Force (BSF), after the alleged killing of Bangladeshis by Indian border guards. The group calling itself 'Bangladesh Black HAT Hackers' wrote on its Facebook fan page: "India hacked our 400 ...

Bribe offer shocked me out of wits: Army chief

Relevance: 78%      Posted on: March 26, 2012

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Gen V.K. Singh, in a televised interview telecast Monday, said the "bribe offer" had left him "dumbfounded" and he could not lodge a police complaint against the briber because it was an "indirect method". "If a person who has just retired, a few days ...

Fresh 2G auction: Consumer may be spared large hike

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: February 19, 2012

By Priyanka Sahay New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian mobile consumer could be spared a large tariff hike due to the mandated auction of 2G telecom spectrum. Industry analysts don't foresee a tariff war in the run-up to the auction and say there could be a minor pricing correction thereafter without ...

Scams that rocked defence ministry since 2007

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: March 27, 2012

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday dropped a bombshell by revealing that a retired lieutenant general had offered him a bribe of Rs.14 crore (Rs.140 million) for approving the supply of 600 sub-standard vehicles to the army. He also made it clear that he had brought the ...

Katara murder: Two cops guarding Vikas Yadav suspended

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: March 28, 2012

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that two security personnel were suspended and an inquiry initiated against them for allegedly allowing Nitish Katara murder convict Vikas Yadav leave his hospital room on the Diwali night last year. Placing the medical records of All India Institute ...

CBI case against British firm owner for Tatra bribe offer

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: April 27, 2012

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a corruption case over alleged irregularities in the Tatra trucks procurement against an owner of a Britain-based company, unknown officials of an Indian defence public sector unit, defence ministry and the Indian Army, the Rajya Sabha has been ...

Former BJP chief Bangaru convicted for taking bribe

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: April 27, 2012

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted by a Delhi court and taken into custody for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in a 10-year-old graft case. Arguments on sentencing will be heard Saturday. Convicted by Additional Sessions Judge Kanwaljeet Arora, a ...

Indian Army soldier sets power hang gliding record

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: February 18, 2012

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier Friday entered the Limca Book of Records by flying 350-km non-stop in a powered hang glider from Bikaner to Sanderav in Rajasthan. Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of the Regiment of Artillery set the record by quashing the previous unvalidated record of 325 km ...

Army chief age issue a closed chapter: Antony

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: February 17, 2012

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A week after the Supreme Court set Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's birth date as May 10, 1950, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said it was "a closed chapter" and dismissed suggestions that the controversy had led to straining of relations between the army and ...

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