Friday 28 October 2016

7 Stories We Are Not Covering This Week

  • Udupi
    Akku and Leela, sweepers  for 42 years at a public institute without being regularised, get SC respite.
  • Delhi
    Chief election commissioner saying that ‘paid news’ is not an illegal activity and there is no law to deal with political parties charged of it
  • Dhaka
    Suchitra Sen’s ancestral home in Bangladesh is freed from the clutches of a pro-Jamaat-e-Islami group, ending over 30 years of dispute
  • Car Nicobar
    A proposal to double the Andaman Trunk road is causing concern among global tribal rights groups
  • Calcutta
    West Bengal getting its first English medium madrasa
  • Berne
    Switzerland crowd-sourcing proposals for a more modern national anthem
  • Thiruvananthapuram
    Candidates in an exam being asked who among Deepika Padukone, Huma Qureshi, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor was the tallest actress

Compiled by Uttam Sengupta and Alka Gupta

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  • Daily Mail

More than a decade after India first started the procurement process, it has finally inked an €8bn agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault. The original deal was to buy 126 Rafales to replace the accident-prone Russian MiG-21s. Ultimately, the government offered to buy only 36 ready-to-fly planes.

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