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Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar And His United States Counterpart, Secretary Of Defence Ashton Carter Signed A Long-anticipated Bilateral Deal On Military Logistics Exchange On Monday In Washington. Here Are The Top 5 News Of The Hour.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 30 Aug 2016, 01:37:51 PM
Teenager Malvika Raj Joshi has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New Delhi :

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his United States counterpart, Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter signed a long-anticipated bilateral deal on military logistics exchange on Monday in Washington. Seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi doesn’t have a class X or XII certificate but has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to her computer programming talent. Here are the top 5 news of the hour. 

1. India-US defence deal: 10 things you must know about military logistics exchange pact

 Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar met his United States counterpart, Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter, on Monday in Washington. The visit is Parrikar’s second to the United States as India’s defence minister and resulted in the conclusion of a long-anticipated bilateral deal on military logistics exchange, known as the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that was first mooted in the early 2000s. 

2. Najeeb Jung unsuitable for post, need a Sangh person in Delhi: Swamy

Bhartiya Janta Party MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday slammed Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. The former cabinet minister Swamy accused Jung of being unsuitable for his post. “In my opinion, this LG of Delhi Mr. Jung is unsuited for this high post. He is another 420 like Kejri. We need a Sangh person in Delhi” – Swamy tweeted through his official handle @Swamy39. 

3. 17-year-old 'unschooled' Malvika Joshi makes it to MIT

 Seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi doesn’t have a class X or XII certificate but has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to her computer programming talent. Her’s is a story about a mother’s conviction to break stereotypes and the self-belief of her teenage daughter, who showed why “merit” has more weightage than “marks”. 

4. Jain monk case: AAP’s Ashutosh says mixing religion with politics is against the spirit of constitution

Jain monk Tarun Sagar may have forgiven Vishal Dadlani for his controversial remarks on Twitter but, the controversy doesn't seems to die soon. Now, AAP leader Ashutosh Kumar has shared his views on the matter where he claims that politics and religion should not be mixed. 

5. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil teaser out; Karan Johar brings heavy dose of complicated relationships

After releasing poster of his upcoming movie, Karan Johar shared the first teaser of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. The 1 minute and 33-second long video clip shows Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan facing the complex situation in their relationship.

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First Published : 30 Aug 2016, 01:32:00 PM

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