The VVIP chopper case pertains to allegations of money laundering in a defence deal signed by the then UPA government led by Congress, with a UK-based helicopter manufacturing company names AgustaWestland. However, the deal was later scrapped in 2014.
The release of the GDP back series comes three years after the switch to the new base year of 2011-12 and three months after the release of a report of the Committee on Real Sector Statistics, which was submitted to the NSC.
The NDA government’s approach towards MGNREGA has differed from that of the previous UPA regime in one significant way: There is greater emphasis now in the building of “individual household” assets, as opposed to “community” assets,
Pranabda is very good at keeping secrets. In fact, Indiraji used to say, “Whenever Pranabda is given any confidential information, it never comes out of his belly. What comes out is only the smoke from his pipe.”
Presenting former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh with the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, disarmament & development, UPA Chairperson appeared to take a dig at the current dispensation through her praise for Dr Singh.
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday questioned the timing of the admission made by former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari that the Raisina Hill incident was reported correctly by the Indian Express in 2012, saying his comments have become a ‘suspect’ and put the UPA regime under the scanner. Earlier, Tewari brushed aside allegations that a news item concerning troops' movement published by the Indian Express was 'fake' and said that it was an ‘unfortunate but true’ story.
Manu Pubby explains his latest exclusive story for The Indian Express on the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper deal. On February, 2014, The Indian Express published a report by him showing how a note that Italian prosecutors produced in court to show the vital role played by middleman Christian Michel in fixing the VVIP chopper deal, has the British 'consultant' telling top AgustaWestland officials to 'target' the closest advisers for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the contract.