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AgustaWestland case: ED charge sheets Sushen Gupta

AgustaWestland case: ED charge sheets Sushen Gupta

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a fresh supplementary charge sheet naming an alleged middleman, Sushen Mohan Gupta, as an accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.



All arrangements in place for vote counting in Odisha

All arrangements in place for vote counting in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and Assembly election results on Thursday will bring the curtains down on a bitter contest in Odisha between several candidates, especially the three major political parties - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha (Lead)

No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha (Lead)

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Unlike the past, new members of the 17th Lok Sabha will not get accommodation in five star hotels but will be put up in the Western Court premises and bhavans of various states.

Centre fears violence after counting of votes, alerts states

Centre fears violence after counting of votes, alerts states

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday issued an alert to the states regarding the possibility of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday.

RBI may toughen NBFCs' access to public deposits

RBI may toughen NBFCs' access to public deposits

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Finance Ministry may ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to put strong regulatory framework around NBFCs accessing non-bank public deposits, like pension and provident fund, as these are savings of the salaried class and must be kept away from avoidable risks like infrastructure NBFCs.

Controversy over EVMs continues, opposition asks workers to remain vigilant

Controversy over EVMs continues, opposition asks workers to remain vigilant

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday, the opposition parties have asked their workers to keep a strict vigil at places where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are stored amid apprehensions that EVMs could be tampered with.

Dependence on few crops impacts food security: Vice President

Dependence on few crops impacts food security: Vice President

Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the dependence on few crops affects food security and loss in diversity can also lead to lifestyle diseases.

Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea

Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as "election victory machines".

'Modi cave' all set to become spiritual destination

'Modi cave' all set to become spiritual destination

Dehradun, May 22 (IANS) The cave at the Kedarnath shrine where Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditated overnight is all set to become a spiritual tourist destination.

Bengal BJP upbeat before counting, hopes to better exit poll tally

Bengal BJP upbeat before counting, hopes to better exit poll tally

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A day before the 2019 Lok Sabha election results come out, the BJP's West Bengal unit on Wednesday seemed upbeat about its performance in the state, with a senior leader saying people's desire for an "alternative" to the ruling Trinamool Congress may propel them to an even better position than the exit polls predictions.

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