VVIP chopper scam: Christian Michel bore foreign travel expenses of IAF officers, CBI tells court

Delhi’s Patiala House court on Saturday extended the CBI custody of alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case Christian Michel by four days. Michel had borne foreign air travel expenditure of serving and retired Indian Air Force (IAF) officials, the CBI told the court during the hearing. Christian Michel, whose custody ends today, was extradited to India by UAE in the Augusta Westland VVIP chopper scam on December 4. The court permitted Michel’s lawyer Rosemary Patrizi to talk to her client for 10 minutes after she argued in the court that she has…

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University admissions officers reveal the top 10 qualities they look for in students’ applications

Almost all university admissions officers say they actively consider a student’s likelihood to complete their degree when deciding to offer them a place or not – an eight per cent increase on last year. According to this year’s University Admissions Officers Report, students applying to university through Clearing or Adjustment must be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to their chosen course. With 99 per cent of officers assessing how likely students will finish their studies, nine in ten said they look for evidence of a student’s passion for their chosen…

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