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Christian Michel. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 05, 2018, 06.40 PM (IST)

AgustaWestland chopper case: Special court sends Christian Michel to five-day CBI custody

The Patiala House court on Wednesday granted the investigating agency five-day custody of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: Full time! Germany beat Netherlands 4-1

It's an end to Germany's fantastic hockey. They have defeated Netherlands 4-1 after lacking 0-1 in the first quarter.

They scored three late goals in the fourth quarter to put up a challenging game and register a win. 

CBI top officers were fighting like 'kilkenny cats', says attorney general Venugopal

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the fight between two top officers of the CBI - Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana - in public exposed the premier probe agency to ridicule.

Watch: US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

The United States warned Russia on Tuesday it will withdraw from a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms if Moscow does not dismantle missiles that Washington says breach it within 60 days.

Pak supports peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan: Imran Khan tells US special envoy

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told America's special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday that peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan are in Islamabad's abiding interest and he will continue to support peace efforts in the war-torn neighbouring country.