Top Headlines: Deadlocks, slow progress in AWACS deal hit Air Force’s strength

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Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, October 03, 2017
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Deadlocks, slow progress in AWACS deal hit Air Force’s strength
IAF currently has only three AWACS, with Israeli Phalcon radar systems mounted on Russian IL-76 heavy-lift aircraft, which were inducted in 2009-2011 under a $1.1 billion deal inked in 2004.
US loses big time as 59 die in Vegas carnage
A lone gunman massacred at least 58 people, shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino before he killed himself even as a SWAT team stormed in. More than 500 people enjoying the country music show below were injured in a five-minute long stream of firing.
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BHU VC Girish Chandra Tripathi goes on indefinite leave
BHU vice chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, under the spotlight for his handling of student protests last month, on Monday proceeded on leave, citing personal reasons, university officials said. HRD ministry has already started the routine process of shortlisting Tripathi’s successor.

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Idea-Vodafone merger likely to be completed by March
Earlier this year, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular had agreed to merge their operations to create the country’s largest telecom operator worth of more than $23 bn with a 35% market share.
Reliance Jio extends festive offer on JioFi 4G Wi-Fi dongle
Last month, Reliance Jio announced a festive offer for its portable Wi-Fi hotspot JioFi. As part of this offer, the company announced that the dongle will be available at a discount of Rs 1,000. Customers will be able to purchase JioFi at Rs 999 from…
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These Samsung smartphones get a price cut in India
South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has slashed the price of its budget smartphones.

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Good luck boys, Kohli tells India U-17 football team
Indian team skipper Virat Kohli on Monday extended his best wishes to the Indian U-17 football team for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup. India are drawn in a tough Group A along with former champions Ghana, Colombia and United States of America.
If I do well, it’s news, if I don’t do well bigger news: Ashish Nehra
Ready for yet another international comeback, veteran Ashish Nehra is hardly bothered about the doubters and cynics as he revels in the feeling of being a sought after pacer for India at the age of 38. Nehra has been recalled to the side for a three-match T20 series.
Don’t let your rivers die – Rally For Rivers
Today, India’s rivers are facing a grave crisis. They have depleted by over 40% since Independence
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Herath spins Sri Lanka to victory, gets 400th Test wicket
Rangana Herath bowled Sri Lanka to a stunning 21-run win over Pakistan on Monday, snaring six wickets on the last day of the series-opening Test and becoming the first left-arm spinner to claim 400 wickets in cricket’s traditional format.

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Diageo jolted by sales curbs on Smirnoff in Delhi
he world’s largest drinks company Diageo suffered a setback when Delhi excise department suspended sales of Smirnoff vodka and blocked one of its distributors in recent months. This has caused stock shortage of Smirnoff, the largest selling brand of the London and New York-listed Diageo in the national capital.
RCom-Brookfield deal to be recast
There is more bad news for debt-laden Reliance Communications (RCom), a day after it announced termination of merger deal with Aircel. Now RCom’s Rs 11,000 crore tower deal with Canada’s Brookfield is off in its present form, and is being reviewed.
Idea-Vodafone merger likely to be completed by March
Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merger deal is expected to be completed by March 2018, as all regulatory approvals are likely to be obtained by that time, a source privy to the deal said. “There are only two permission left in the amalgamation scheme of the Idea and Vodafone,” a source told PTI.
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Watch: Kareena Kapoor Khan serves Sonam Kapoor with utmost savagery in BTS clip
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Misha Kapoor enjoys a day out with mommy Mira Rajput
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s little girl Misha knows how to steal attention and hearts everytime she steps out.
‘Judwaa 2’ box-office collection Day 3
Breaking the box-office lull once and for all is the multi-starrer flick ‘Judwaa 2’ starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu.
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