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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, March 09, 2017
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India to go for Russian 5th-gen fighter only on full-tech transfer pact
India will go in for the multi-billion dollar joint development and production of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with Russia only if there is full-scale transfer of technology as well as “benefits” for the indigenous effort to build a futuristic stealth fighter.
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Intel squad helped cops nab IS-inspired terrorists
The Telangana unit had been closely scouring the web, following the suspects who were arrested from MP and Uttar Pradesh, as well as Saifullah who was killed by the UP ATS in Lucknow, well before they executed their terror plan.
Exit polls: Will they get it right?
Five states held Assembly polls last year from April-May 2016. The exit polls were largely accurate about the results out of Assam (BJP) Assam, Kerala (Left Democratic Front), Puducherry and West Bengal (Trinamool).


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Communal clash erupts in Puri village, several hurt
An old altercation on a petty issue between people of two villages of Delanga area in Puri district escalated into a communal battle on Wednesday, prompting the police to fire teargas on mob and clamp prohibitory orders. Over a dozen persons from both villages were injured as they hurled bombs on each other, resorted to blank firing, vandalized shops and torched some vehicles. One person reportedly suffered bullet injury.
2 minors sexually assaulted; 53-yr-old held
Two minor girls were sexually assaulted allegedly by their 53-year old neighbour at nearby Aluva and the man has been arrested, police said today.
Narmada waters: HC refuses bail to 8 farmers
Gujarat high court has refused to grant bail to eight farmers from a village of Gandhinagar district for their alleged assault on irrigation department officials.


Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has a ‘warning’ for IT professionals
Sikka, who has been steering Infosys into expanding focus on newer areas like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, said these new technologies present both challenges and opportunities.
Flipkart looking to raise $1 billion in latest funding round: Sources
India’s top e-commerce company Flipkart is holding talks with investors to raise up to $1 billion in one of its biggest funding rounds so far, a source familiar with developments said on Wednesday.
Google tax: Why Android smartphone users need to worry
While the Google tax is 6%, the actual burden could be about 7-8%, mainly due to the grossing up of taxes. Currently, it is applicable only on online ads.


No action against Kohli and Smith on DRS row: ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has considered both the incidents in the context of second India-Australia Test and concluded it will be taking no further action against either Virat Kohli or Steve Smith in the DRS row.
True cricket fan would go and watch women’s game: Sachin
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has thrown his weight behind the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, saying one who doesn’t watch the women’s game is not a true cricket fan.
Ashwin covers for Engineer faux pas at BCCI Awards
Spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin’s sense of humour is unmatched and he tonight won a lot of hearts with a moving speech in which he even made up for a faux pas by former India keeper Farookh Engineer.


Least office spaces vacant in Bengaluru, most in Delhi-NCR
Among the seven major office markets in India, Bengaluru continues to have the lowest vacancy levels at slightly less than 4%. Pune and Hyderabad too have vacancy levels at over 5% and 9% respectively, JLL India said.
Rupee struggles to make headway, down 4 paise at 66.71
The rupee turned weaker after a two-day rise and ended lower by 4 paise at 66.71 against the US dollar in a relatively muted trade on renewed demand for the American currency from banks and importers.


This picture of Alia Bhatt with her mentor Karan Johar is priceless!
Karan Johar dotes on his finds Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, and has already declared them as beneficiaries in his will.
‘Naam Shabana’ promo: Taapsee Pannu impresses as the no-nonsense and fearless spy
After delivering a powerful performance in the critically acclaimed ‘Pink’ last year, Taapsee Pannu is back with another thought-provoking film ‘Naam Shabana’, in which she plays the central character of Shabana.
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