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Pakistan bans onion exports to India

NEW DELHI/LAHORE:  The government’s efforts to boost onion supply suffered a setback on Thursday with Pakistan banning exports of the commodity via Wagah border which pushed prices up by Rs 5-10 a kg, even as competition watchdog CCI ordered a probe into possible cartels among traders.

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CWG scam: CBI registers fourth FIR

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided a dozen premises across the National Capital Region Thursday in the alleged scam in Commonwealth Games overlays contracts including at an office under the Union Sports Ministry, as it registered a fourth FIR naming for the second time a top Games official V K Verma.

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Attempts made to protect Quattrocchi, says court

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday found itself on a sticky wicket with a Delhi court questioning its decision to drop the case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the over two-decade old Bofors pay-off scam, saying there were “certain malafide intentions.”

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CBI presses for withdrawal of case against Quattrocchi

NEW DELHI: Pressing for closure of Bofors payoffs case against Italian businessman, Mr Ottavio Quattrocchi, the CBI on Tuesday  contended before a Delhi court there was “nothing new” in the ITAT order that would obstruct the withdrawal of the over two-decade-old criminal proceedings.

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Kalmadi to be quizzed today in CWG scam

NEW DELHI:  The embattled Commonwealth Games OC chief, Mr Suresh Kalmadi will appear before the CBI on Wednesday for questioning in connection with its probe into alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the sports event, a fortnight after raids at his office and residences.

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Woman stabs Bihar BJP MLA to death

PURNIA (BIHAR): Ruling BJP MLA from Purnia, Mr Raj Kishore Keshari was on Tuesday  stabbed to death at his residence here in full public view by a woman who had earlier accused him of sexual harassment.

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Gangster who inspired ‘Rakta Charitra’ killed

HYDERABAD: Police are still on the lookout for Bhanu Kiran, a close associate of dreaded warlord Gangula Suryanarayana Reddy alias Maddelachervu Suri, who is suspected to have shot the gangster-politician dead.

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Top Hero Group official held in Citibank fraud

GURGAON:  The Rs 300-crore Citibank fraud  took a new turn on Monday with the police arresting Hero Group’s senior official, Sanjay Gupta who allegedly invested Rs 250 crore of various group companies with Shivraj Puri, the alleged mastermind of the scam.

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5 JeM ultras convicted in POTA case

NEW DELHI:  Five terrorists, including two brothers, belonging to banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, were on Monday convicted by a Delhi court for waging war against the country and being involved in terror activities.

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