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Ghazni Battle: Intense fighting continues as Taliban presses to take Afghan city 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Taliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday and were threatening to seize control of the city, with the main highway now heavily mined, local lawmakers and residents said. US aircraft conducted at least four air strikes and local media said around 100 people, mostly members of the security forces, had been killed. But details of the fighting were unclear as most of the city's telecoms masts were destroyed in fighting over recent days. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, Afghan army chief of staff, said the city was not under threat of collapse and heavy fighting was underway to push back the Taliban from city limits. "Strategic locations and centres in the city are under the control of Afghan forces and the Taliban are hiding inside people's homes and shops and resisting," Yaftali told reporters at a news conference in Kabul. But lawmakers from Ghazni who managed to talk to some residents said Taliban were in control of much of the city ...
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Received Rafale contract from Dassault, not MoD: Reliance 12.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The group said Dassault choose Reliance Defence Ltd to meet its 'offset' or export obligation in the contract and the Ministry of Defence has no role in the selection of Indian partners by the foreign vendors.
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Rafale row: Reliance says contract received from Dassault, not Defence Ministry 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Caught in a political storm over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, billionaire Anil Ambani's Reliance Group today denied receiving any contract from the Defence Ministry and said "unfounded and incorrect" allegations are being deliberately made to "mislead people and cloud the issue." Answering questions ranging from lack experience to state-owned HAL being overlooked for the deal, the group said Dassault, the French firm that is to supply 36 Rafale fighter jets, choose Reliance Defence Ltd to meet its 'offset' or export obligation in the contract and the Ministry of Defence has no role in the selection of Indian partners by the foreign vendors. Reliance Defence Ltd CEO Rajesh Dhingra said the government-to-government deal requires all 36 aircraft to be delivered in a 'fly-away' condition which means "they are to be exported from France by Dassault" and "HAL or anyone else cannot be the production agency for the simple reason that no aircraft are to be produced in India." He said HAL was a nominated ...
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Seattle aeroplane theft: Fighter jets 'used sonic boom' to intercept Alaska Airlines plane 12.8.2018 DNA: Money
Two 15-Cs broke the sound barrier to intercept the stolen Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night. Facebook users reported hearing sonic booms over Eatonville. Earlier, a "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state before crashing near a small island, officials said. Preliminary information suggests that the 29-year-old mechanic stole the Horizon Air Q400 and the crash occurred because the person was "doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills," the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses reported seeing the plane being chased by military aircraft before it crashed near Ketron Island, southwest of Tacoma, Washington. There were no passengers aboard. Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, said on Twitter that the man was suicidal and there was no connection to terrorism. The sheriff's department said they were working to ...
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PM Modi ji has robbed the future of aeronautical engineers: Rahul Gandhi 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday continued his attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre over the shipment of Rafale fighter jets from France. “I raised the issue of Rafale fighter aircraft deal in the parliament but our PM of 56 inches did not reply to my queries,” said Rahul accusing Modi for favouring business tycoon Anil Ambani for cracking the deal with the French government.  He claimed that if the deal would have been done giving contract to an Indian government company as per UPA proposal then youth would have landed lakhs of jobs. “Modi ji has robbed the future of aeronautical engineers who pay lakhs of rupees as fees to get a job. The said aircrafts will, however, be manufactured in France,” said Gandhi, adding, “China generates 50,000 job opportunities in 24 hours while in India it stands at just 450.” Pointing towards the plight of farmers, Gandhi further accused Modi, alleging that he always worked for influential persons. “Modi ji has waived off Rs2.3 lakh crores loan ...
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Rahul launches campaign in Rajasthan, targets PM on Rafale again 11.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Directly accusing Modi of corruption in the deal for the French fighter planes, he said the prime minister had favoured his businessman "friend" Anil Ambani by getting him the "contract".
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'I can make better Rafale jets, please give me the contract,' Congress MP taunts Modi govt 10.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Rafale fighter jet deal will end up in arbitration, which will be the biggest arbitration case after the one on the Bhopal gas tragedy, Congress MP Sunil Jakhar claimed today. Participating on debate in the Lok Sabha on the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, Jakhar also alleged that businessmen close to the government had got their companies registered in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) just days before the deal was clinched. "The Minister should inform the House why this (Rafale fighter jet) deal will not end up in arbitration seat? Whether the Rafale deal will end up in arbitration seat in India or the Hague? "... This will be the biggest arbitration after the Bhopal gas tragedy," he claimed. Earlier in the day, the Congress member had created a flutter in the Lok Sabha, saying "I can make a better Rafale (fighter aircraft), please give me the contract." He had made this caustic remark attacking the BJP-led government while waiving a paper replica of the fighter aircraft during the Zero ...
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Air India delays salaries for fifth month in a row 10.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], August 10 (ANI): Debt-ridden Air India has again failed to disburse the salaries of their employees on time for the fifth consecutive month. The people working for the national carrier are
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Vistara to fly 'Lite'; introduces no-frills fares 10.8.2018 Rediff: Business
Vistara announced the new fare model giving its economy class customers the choice to forego complimentary meal for a ticket price which is Rs 500-1000 cheaper than the standard fare.
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Gaza ceasefire holds after two-day flare-up, protests expected 10.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Israel-Gaza border was quiet on Friday after an Egyptian-brokered truce ended a surge in violence that had shaken southern Israel and the Gaza Strip for two days. But the ceasefire will face its first test later in the day, as Palestinians in Gaza planned on resuming weekly border protests, which at times have become violent. After a quiet night, Israel's military told residents in the south, who had spent much of the past two days in rocket shelters, they could return to their daily routines. A rise in cross-border rockets and air strikes in recent weeks has prompted the United Nations and Egypt to try to broker a truce to prevent another all-out conflict. Since the escalation on Wednesday, Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel and Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza. A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child were killed in the Israeli attacks, as was a Hamas militant. Seven people were wounded by Palestinian ...
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India's cash strapped airlines may finally get to fly higher 9.8.2018 Rediff: Business
The ministry has also asked that the cap of such borrowings is to be set at $500 million (Rs 3,450 crore) for a single company and $1 billion (Rs 6,900 crore) for the entire sector.
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Israeli aircraft bomb multi-storey building in Gaza City 9.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Israeli aircraft bombed a multi-storey building in Gaza City on Thursday, local residents said, a few hours after Palestinian militants fired a long-range rocket at Israel's largest southern city. At least four people were hurt in the air strike, health officials said. An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment. The explosion shook buildings in Gaza City as dust and grey smoke filled the air, a Reuters witness said.  A long-range rocket fired from Gaza struck an uninhabited area outside the largest city in southern Israel on Thursday, Israeli police said, hours after a Palestinian official said an end to a surge in cross-border fighting could be near. Israeli Army Radio said the rocket was a long-range Grad capable of reaching Israel's heartland. Police said they found the remnants in an open area on the outskirts of the city of Beersheba and that no one was hurt.  It was a show of force and defiance by Palestinian militants ahead of a meeting of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ...
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ED files chargesheet in Upendra Rai case 9.8.2018 Sify Finance
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a chargesheet in connection with its ongoing probe into a money laundering case against senior journalist Upendra Rai, the agency said.
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Gold bars worth 2 crores seized from Jet Airways aircraft 9.8.2018 Sify Finance
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Watch: Meerut Additional DGP showers rose petals on Kanwariyas from helicopter 9.8.2018 DNA: Money
Prashant Kumar, ADG (Meerut Zone), whose viral video where he is seen showering petals on kanwariyas, on Thursday defended his stance, saying that ‘no religious angle should be brought to this.’ “No religious angle should be given to this. Flowers are used to welcome people. Administration respects all religions and actively takes part, even in Gurupurab, Eid, and Jain festivals,” he told ANI. The video shows Kumar hovering in an aircraft and throwing petals. Along with him, Meerut Commissioner Anita Meshram and other senior officials also showered rose petals on Kanwariyas from the helicopter yesterday. #WATCH Additional Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar showered rose petals on Kanwariyas from a helicopter yesterday pic.twitter.com/SvHH64DGxr — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 9, 2018 The news has drawn a number of reactions, given that earlier,  a group of 'Kanwariyas' resorted to violence in West Delhi's Moti Nagar area after one of them was hit by a car, a video of a top ...
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AAI-led team in Nagaland for survey on greenfield airport 9.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
AAI-led team in Nagaland for survey on greenfield airport
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Jaitley attacks Yashwant Sinha, Shourie on Rafale deal 'falsehood' 9.8.2018 Sify Finance
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday dubbed as "falsehood" and "fabricated facts" former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie's claims on the Rafale deal and said that "reprocessed lies were being made by forces desperate to prove their relevance".
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Rafale deal textbook case of criminal misconduct, say Sinha, Shourie 9.8.2018 Rediff: News
The trio also accused PM Modi of single-handedly changing the parameters of the deal.
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Rafale allegations unsubstantiated, reprocessed lies: Arun Jaitley 8.8.2018 DNA: India
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday termed allegations of misdoings in Rafale fighter deal as unsubstantiated and reprocessed lies and said these are being levelled by forces which are increasingly desperate to prove their relevance. There is not a grain of truth in the wild allegations repeated today nor anything substantiating in the purported facts and voluminous documents marshalled to corroborate the baseless accusations, Jaitley said in a Facebook post titled The Rafale Falsehood Repeated'. His blog comes amidst allegations of scandal in Rafale fighter deal levelled by Prashant Bhushan and two former BJP ministers - Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie. The unsubstantiated allegations against the Government constitute nothing but reprocessed lies by forces increasingly desperate to prove their relevance. The Government had already responded effectively to each and every distortion and misinformation on the issue, Jaitley said. He said such allegations are just another attempt at maligning the ...
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CAG finds holes in UPA's $2-billion Boeing deal 8.8.2018 DNA: India
Top government auditor CAG has slammed the previous UPA government for various defence procurements in separate reports, including a $2.1-billion deal, favouring US major Boeing for purchase of maritime reconnaissance aircraft for the Indian Navy. The Comptroller and Auditor General Other has also raised serious questions on gaps in the Indian Air Force's capabilities and limitations in a rocket launching system. One of the reports related to defence tabled in parliament on Tuesday raises questions on the capability of the P81 aircraft. It says the aircraft does not fully meet the Navy's needs. "Owing to capability limitations of radars installed onboard, the aircraft is not able to achieve the envisaged coverage area requirements," the report says. The report says that the defence ministry enhanced the financial bid of M/s EADS CASA, Spain to cater for 20 years product support cost while ignoring this element in respect of M/s Boeing, USA. Later Boeing, USA offered the product support under a separate ...
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