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Monday evening news brief, June 19 2017

Jun 19, 2017 , , , , ,
Monday evening brief Jun 19 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems to produce F-16 fighter planes in India. Apart from procurement for its military, India will also have the chance to export F-16s, flown by air forces around the world, a joint statement by Lockheed and Tata said. The announcement comes days before PM Modi travels to US for a first meeting with Donald Trump, scheduled for June 26. Read
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Ram Nath Kovind is the BJP-led NDA’s nominee for the presidential election due in July. BJP chief Amit Shah announced the incumbent Bihar governor as the NDA nominee after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary board. In its reaction, Congress called it an unilateral decision by the NDA. The CPI said the Opposition should put up a candidate against Kovind.
Indians flying abroad will not have to fill departure forms at airports from July. However, filling departure cards will continue at rail, seaport and land immigration checkposts. Since a passenger’s credentials and travel details are now available in the system from other sources, there is no need for duplication, sources in the immigration department said.
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The government has clarified, a letter being circulated on social media about linking land records to Aadhaar is fake. Terming the letter ‘fake and mischievious,’ the government said it has issued no such letter attributed to the cabinet secretariat on digitalisation of land records. A police complaint has been filed in this regard and the matter is being investigated.
The Supreme Court has granted 10 more days to Sahara chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs 710 cr with the Sahara-SEBI refund account. During the hearing, Sahara group deposited another Rs 17 crore but still fall short by Rs 709.82 crore. The SEBI in its case had alleged that Sahara companies collected a huge sums of money from investors without listing with the securities on the stock exchanges.
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