Three army officers named in Kargil coffin scam

NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday filed charges against three army officers, two of whom have retired, and also named a US firm in what has come to be known as the Kargil coffin scam.

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Bangladesh president seeks court opinion on mutiny trial

DHAKA - Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman Monday sought opinion of the Supreme court on whether the border guards who mutinied in February be tried under the civil code or the military law.

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Dhaka seeks presidential reference on trial of BDR mutineers

DHAKA - The Bangladesh government Sunday moved the presidency for guidance on the legal process to be followed to try border guards who mutinied in February killing 71 people.

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Russian MiG-31 aircraft hulls sold at $5 each, probe ordered

MOSCOW - Russian investigators in Nizhny Novgorod are probing the alleged sale of four MiG-31 Foxhound aircraft hulls for $5 each against their combined value of $14.8 million, the prosecutor general’s office said.

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Nine arrested for illegally entering UAE

ABU DHABI - Nine people have been arrested for illegally entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the WAM news agency reported Thursday.

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Dhaka to seek judicial advice on mutiny trial

DHAKA - The Bangladesh government wants to know under which law — military or civil — should it try the border guards who staged a bloody mutiny in February that left 74 people dead.

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‘India lacks political will to make police professional force’

NEW DELHI - Irrespective of the party in power, the government of India has never exhibited the political will to make the police a professional force, an international NGO - the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) - said here Wednesday.

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Suresh Nanda seeks release of his passport

NEW DELHI - Arms dealer Suresh Nanda approached the Delhi High Court Monday seeking the release of his passport that has been impounded by the government after he was alleged to have received kickbacks in the purchase of Israeli Barak missiles in 2000.

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Court fines defence ministry on magazine’s plea

NEW DELHI - The Delhi High Court Wednesday fined the defence ministry Rs.2,000 for preventing the Strategic Affairs magazine from participating in the Aero India 2009 international air show in Bangalore in February.

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Special armed forces act to be more humane, says official

NEW DELHI - The stringent Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states is being reviewed but cannot be repealed, the highest ranking home ministry official said Tuesday.

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