Then defence minister A K Antony replied in the negative in the Upper House to a question on whether AgustaWestland had been blacklisted. He said that the company’s reply to a showcause notice is “under process”.
Former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta — against whom the Congress has resurrected the “secret killings” charge citing findings of a report tabled almost a decade ago — is pitted against a former ULFA commander.
Sipajhar presents a new element in the already complex firmament of Assam politics, where the original winning recipe of “Ali-Coolie-Bangali” of Dev Kanta Barooah has gathered new layers and sublayers.
The BMGF is one of the partners of international vaccine alliance GAVI that has given material and financial grants for India’s vaccine programme and also lists the pharmaceutical industry among its partners.
How can that become the test of my loyalty to my country? I am perfectly happy to say Jai Hind. There are religious and historical reasons too. I do not object to others saying it, but I will not,” Owaisi said.
The opportunity for the government had come amid disruption of the Rajya Sabha by AIADMK members, who were demanding action against former UPA minister P Chidambaram over reports about his son Karti’s assets.