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Rafale fighter jets deal: Reliance Defence was ‘freely chosen’ as offset partner: Dassault Aviation | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Dassault Aviation, the maker of Rafale fighter jets, said on Wednesday night that it had "freely chosen to make a partnership with India's Reliance Group". The Rafale-maker's clarification came in response to a French media website claim that Dassault Aviation was presented with no option + but to tie up with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the main offsets partner in the Rs 59,000-crore contract for 36
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S400 deal: ‘India will soon find out’: Trump on US sanctions for S-400 deal with Russia | India News

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India "will soon find out" about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions + after India signed a $5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia. Under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA sanctions, which was amended early this year, only Trump has the authority for the presidential waiver to India on weapons
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Natural disasters cost India $80 billion in 20 years: UN report | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Climate change is making development highly risky, particularly in lower-middle income countries like India. A study released by the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Wednesday said India suffered economic losses of $80 billion during the 20-year period of 1998 to 2017. India has been ranked among world's top five countries in absolute economic losses. Globally, disaster losses during this period have been estimated at
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Amid US friction, China wants India to deepen trade ties | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Amid trade friction between China and the US, Beijing has called for India and China to deepen their cooperation to fight trade protectionism. Facing unilateralism and bullying activities, the Chinese embassy said here in a statement, China and India had more reasons to join efforts to build a more just and reasonable international order. Making a common cause with India, which too has been at the receiving
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Seal 9 Amrapali premises for audit, says Supreme Court | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After a night in a Delhi Police lock-up, Amrapali CMD Anil Sharma and two other directors rushed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday with details of nine premises in Noida and Greater Noida in UP and Rajgir and Buxar in Bihar, where accounting details of all 46 group companies are stacked, prompting the court to order police to seal them immediately. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra
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Give Rafale decision-making process details, Supreme Court tells government | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to submit in sealed cover details of the decision making process for procurement of 36 Rafale jets, subject of a fierce BJP-Congress political battle, from Dassault Aviation under an inter-governmental deal between India and France. Providing an important clarification, the court said it was not concerned either with pricing of the fighters or with the technical suitability of the
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Dassault document says Anil Ambani firm as Rafale partner was ‘imperative and mandatory’: Report | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: A French media report late on Wednesday night said that an internal document of Dassault Aviation showed that the fighter manufacturer was presented with no other option but to tie-up with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the main offsets partner in the Rs 59,000 crore contract to deliver 36 jets to India. French investigative website Mediapart, which last month had quoted former French President François Hollande as
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Cyclone Titli: Odisha evacuates 3 lakh from coastal areas | India News

[ad_1] BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said around three lakh people have so far been evacuated from the coastal areas of the state in view the very severe cyclonic storm Titli. After holding the second review meeting at the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) during the day, he said, "If required, more people will be evacuated to safer places." Stressing on the government's "zero casualty"
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Jamal Khashoggi: Apple Watch, hired jet, mystery vehicle figure in search for missing Saudi dissident

[ad_1] ISTANBUL: Jamal Khashoggi believed he was safe in Turkey. Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist and newspaper editor, had lived in exile in Washington for more than a year, writing a column for the Washington Post in which he regularly criticised his country’s crackdown on dissent, its war in Yemen and sanctions imposed on Qatar. He said he could write freely in the United States in a way that was
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Govt cuts jet fuel tax to 11% from 14% ‘in public interest’

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After petrol and diesel, the government Wednesday cut excise duty on jet fuel + to 11 per cent to give relief to the aviation industry that has been in recent weeks hit hard by rising fuel prices and plummeting rupee. Excise duty on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) has been reduced to 11 per cent from 14 per cent with effect from October 11, a notification issued by