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Govt to seek report following arrest in choppers kickback case

NEW DELHI: India is likely to seek a report from its embassy in Rome on the ongoing investigation into allegations that kickbacks were paid for securing a deal for supplying 12 helicopters to the IAF in the wake of arrest of an Italian-American man in Switzerland in this regard.

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Sky marshals to be armed with special ‘dum dum’ bullets

NEW DELHI: Sky marshals, deployed on civilian aircraft to counter hijack or hostage situations, have been armed with modern 'dum dum' bullets that burst inside the body of an attacker instead of passing through and hitting any passenger or puncturing the plane's body.

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All-weather LoC fence in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: With an aim to achieve zero- infiltration, the Centre will soon send a group of experts to Line of Control (LoC) ahead of onset of the harsh winter to give a feasibility report on erection of an all-weather fence that can withstand even heavy snowfall in the area.

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Now, Sharad Pawar faces flak

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI:  Former police officer-turned-activist Mr Y P Singh on Thursday alleged that Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar was at the heart of a massive irrigation scam in Maharashtra.

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Govt clears Rs 8,000 crore missile purchase

NEW DELHI:  Proposals worth over Rs 8,000 crore for procuring around 10,000 ‘Invar’ missiles from Russia for the Army’s T-90 tanks and over 200 air-launched versions of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for the IAF were cleared on Thursday by the cabinet committee on security.

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West Bengal government draws flak from rights panel

KOLKATA: West Bengal government of the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee Thursday drew flak from the state human rights panel here for inaction in an incident of rape, allegedly perpetrated by security personnel last year. The commission ordered a fresh probe and sought a report.

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New train service from Yeshwanthpur to Karwar

KARWAR: The much awaited Yeshwanthpur Karwar,  night train, bearing number 16517/18 arrived at Karwar railway station on Thursday at 2.30 pm after a 3-year long legal and political battle of Coastal Karnataka. The passengers and the crew members  were given a rousing reception in Uttara Kannada.

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