Top Headlines: With 12% of global imports, India tops list of arms buyers: Report

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Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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With 12% of global imports, India tops list of arms buyers: Report
Arms imports by India increased by 24% between 2008-2012 and 2013-2017 periods, as per data on international arms transfers released by global think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on Monday.
Pak diplomats for ‘reciprocity’ in club row
While the Indian high commissioner, Ajay Bisaria, raised the issue of Islamabad Club membership for Indian diplomats with Pakistan authorities last month, Islamabad has chosen to throw that much dreaded word in Indo-Pak diplomatic parlance, reciprocity, at Indian authorities.
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‘DGCA shouldn’t have waited to ground aircraft’
Hours after the third mid-air aircraft engine failure in two weeks, the civil aviation regulator ordered the grounding of 11 Airbus 320neo planes on Monday. This is expected to hit 75-80 flights operated by IndiGo and GoAir every day.

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Have accepted almost all demands of farmers: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that his government had agreed to almost all the demands of the farmers who participated in the ‘long march’ that culminated here on Monday.
Kerala ADGP Jacob Thomas fears for life; should seek police protection, says govt
ADGP Jacob Thomas should seek police protection if he fears for his life, state government contended at the Kerala high court on Monday.
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Farmers’ stir: Under-pressure Maharashtra govt accepts demands
Under pressure from the opposition and ally Shiv Sena, the BJP-led Maharashtra government on Monday accepted the demands of agitating farmers, including their right to till forest land, as thousands of agriculturists converged here in a sea of red.

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Demand for cyber security staff up 3 times in 1 year, to escalate: Report
With increasing incidents of large scale cyber-attacks and governmental cyber espionage, the demand for professionals in the segment has gone up three time in past 12 months, according to a report.
itel Mobile to launch new budget smartphone lineup
China-based Transsion Holdings’ itel Mobile is set to launch a series of budget full-screen smartphones and a flagship device with 5.5-inch display in India on March 20.
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WhatsApp has again changed its ‘message deletion’ feature
Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently introduced the Delete for Everyone feature, which enables users to delete the messages they sent by mistake.

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Nidahas Trophy: All-round India cruise to six-wicket win
India strengthened their chances to qualify for the final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 after recording a comprehensive six-wicket win against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium on Monday.
Ben Stokes set to miss Lord’s Test with India 
England allrounder Ben Stokes is set to miss this summer’s second Test match against India after pleading not guilty to affray in the ongoing case related to a Bristol nightclub scuffle in September, which means that the matter will be tried by a jury.
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India top medals tally in historic ISSF World Cup outing
A podium eluded them on the final day but India had done enough to finish their best-ever campaign at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the top of the medals tally with four gold, one silver and four bronze.

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Pic: Kangana Ranaut canoodles her nephew
Kangana’s sister Rangoli recently gave birth to a baby boy. The ‘Queen’ actress’ sister took to Twitter on Monday and posted a picture of Kangana planting a kiss on the infant’s cheek and captioned it, “Massi and Kidde” and one just can’t help but adore the duo.
Jackie Shroff’s pic with his “most favourite”
While Madhuri Dixit Nene looked absolutely gorgeous in an ethnic blue saree with matching jewellery and hair tied up in a bun, Jackie Shroff looked dapper as ever in a white kurta and his trademark black glasses.
Phones banned on the sets of ‘Dhadak’
Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor are all set to make their mainstream Bollywood debuts with their film ‘Dhadak’, a remake of Marathi hit film ‘Sairat’. However, a couple of scenes of the lead pair were leaked online. The makers Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan have left no stone unturned to keep the film under the wraps, and have ordered a no-phone policy on sets reportedly. One of the leaked clips that went viral over the weekend saw Janhvi, dressed in a yellow salwar kameez, and Ishaan in a yellow shirt and brown trousers, on a river bank. The other scene saw the female lead in a green saree. If the reports are anything to go by, the team found out that the leaks started to surface on Instagram and had spread like wildfire. The video featured the Jaipur schedule of ‘Dhadak’ that had taken place a month ago. Reports add that the film’s director Shashank Khaitan has been quite upset about the leaks and said that the team is working hard towards the security and hoped people to be more supportive on outdoor shoots.
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