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I was offered Rs 14 crore bribe: General VK Singh

Army Chief VK Singh 300x243 I was offered Rs 14 crore bribe: General VK SinghOne side Anna Hazare is fighting against corruption, and on the other hand a surprising statement came from the Indian Army Chief.

General VK Singh has recently said in an interview that he was offered a bribe of around Rs 14 crore by an equipment lobbyist as a move to have a tranche of 600 sub-standard vehicles of a tender made cleared for purchase.

Further, Army Chief told media that 7,000 of such vehicles are already being used by the Indian Army and had been sold in past many years at exorbitant prices.

Army Chief V K Singh was talking to a daily newspaper, ‘The Hindu’. Read more

India offers to launch satellite for South Korea

Nuclear Summit2 India offers to launch satellite for South KoreaAs a move to boost the relations with South Korea, India has today announced that it is ready to launch a satellite for South Korea and invited its businesses to invest in the country, mostly in the communications sector.

Talking to media, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, “I offered to launch Korean satellite on Indian space launch vehicle.”

The Indian PM was talking to media along with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak after bilateral talks.

Further, both the leaders showed their great interest as to boost the bilateral trade following the signing of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in 2011 and establishing a target of achieving USD 40 billion trade by 2015. Read more

Norway Couple row: NGO seeks permission to bring back kids

Norway Couple row 300x249 Norway Couple row: NGO seeks permission to bring back kidsAs per latest news, a Kolkata-based NGO has recently filled an appeal to external affairs minister SM Krishna to support it in bringing back to India the two children who are in the custody of Norway government.

India’s Smile, NGO-located in Kolkata, which had earlier asked the central government to bring back Abhigyan (3-years-old) and Abhigyan (1-year-old), children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya, residing in Oslo in Norway.

The NGO also said the government that it will bear all the required cost in bringing back the two children and take care of their educational and other expenses till the age of 18. Read more

Balwant Singh Rajoana row: Govt will take all required steps, Parkash Singh Badal

Parkash singh badal 300x287 Balwant Singh Rajoana row: Govt will take all required steps, Parkash Singh BadalThe respected chief minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that his government will take all the required legal steps pertaining to death case convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.

However, the SAD’s core committee is expected to meet today to hold further talks on the issue.

Talking to media, Parkash Singh Badal said, “My government has been taking advice from legal experts. All possible legal steps will be initiated pertaining to Rajoana’s case.”

Earlier on Friday, Akal Tahkt has asked CM and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to meet the President Pratibha Patil to save Balwan Singh, who is in jail in the killing of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. Read more


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