Amitabh Bachchan says it took 25 painful years to emerge out of Bofors scandal

Amitabh Bachchan says it took 25 painful years to emerge out of Bofors scandal

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday recalled Bofors controversy and said it took 25 years to emerge out of the scandal.

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President Pranab embarks upon state visit to Sweden, Belarus

President Pranab embarks upon state visit to Sweden, Belarus

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday embarked on a five-day state visit to Sweden and Belarus, the first ever by any Indian head of state, during which a number of key agreements are likely to be signed.

Congress backs President's reported comments on Bofors issue

 Congress on Friday backed the reported controversial remarks of President Pranab Mukherjee on Bofors issue to a Swedish daily and said allegations of kickbacks were levelled by opposition parties to defame the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

President's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEA

The reported controversial remarks of President Pranab Mukherjee on Bofors issue to a Swedish daily have no bearing on his upcoming tour of Sweden, the first State visit, , beginning on May 31, External Affairs Ministry said here on Thursday.

Congress backs Prez, says 'Bofors was mind-numbing exercise'

 Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday backed President Pranab Mukherjee's observation on the Bofors scandal and alleged that many people in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attempted to build their political career following this case.

Parrikar downplays President Mukherjee's remark on Bofors scandal

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday avoided commenting on President Pranab Mukherjee's remark that the Bofors arms scandal was more of a 'media trial' and none of the charges have been proved in any Indian court.

Bofors scandal not proved in Indian courts, was just a media trial: President Pranab

Bofors scandal not proved in Indian courts, was just a media trial: President Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that it has not been proven in any Indian court that the Bofors case was indeed a scandal. According to him, the Bofors 'scandal' was just a media trial.

Need to change defence procurement procedure: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said there was a need to modify the defence procurement procedure (DPP) to bring more clarity on certain issues.

Breaking Bofors jinx? Manohar Parrikar clears acquisition of 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 cr

Breaking Bofors jinx? Manohar Parrikar clears acquisition of 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 cr

In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft.

VVIP chopper scam a repeat of Bofors, will raise in Parliament: BJP

BJP on Sunday hit out at Sonia Gandhi over claims that an alleged middlemen in the VVIP chopper scam had asked a contact in India to "target" the Congress chief and her advisors to clinch the deal, saying it was a repeat of the Bofors scam and the issue will be raised in parliament.

Armed forces participation to add colour to R-Day parade

Army vehicles with Bofors gun, Naval band and display of Pechora missile by the Air Force will be the highlights of this year`s Republic Day parade at Marine Drive.

Fire at DRDO complex, no loss of life reported

A fire broke out in an underground magazine store of the DRDO at Chandipur, about 15 km from here this morning, triggering a string of explosions.

Quattrocchi stands discharged in Bofors case: Antony

The government does not plan to launch any fresh probe into the Bofors gun deal, Defence Minister AK Antony said.

Investigations should be allowed to run their due course: Govt

In the wake of charges of delay in conducting probe in the VVIP chopper deal, the government on Thursday said an independent ED probe was underway and investigations should be allowed to run their due course.

Chopper deal scam: Tender requirements were changed in 2003

It has emerged that changes were made in the qualitative requirements in the tender in 2003, when George Fernandes was the Defence Min in the NDA govt.

Howitzer tender cancelled thrice in 10 years: Antony

For the third time in last 10 years, the Defence Ministry has cancelled a tender for procuring 180 self-propelled wheeled artillery guns for the Army.

Cong backstabbing nation: Modi on Shinde`s remark

Targeting Congress over Sushilkumar Shinde`s remarks on coal scam, Narendra Modi said that the party was "backstabbing the nation.

Shinde articulated UPA`s attitude: Shiv Sena

Commenting on Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde`s statement that coal block allocation scam would be soon forgotten, Shiv Sena on Sunday said he articulated "attitude" of the UPA government.

No comparison between Bofors and Coalgate: PC

Dismissing any comparison between coal block allocation issue and Bofors pay-offs controversy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said "2012 is not 1989".