News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 08, 2019, 07:01 PM(IST)

File photo of a French Airforce Rafale fighter Jet. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

India could lose vital US trade concession as Trump considers withdrawal of zero tariffs

India could lose a vital US trade concession, under which it enjoys zero tariffs on $5.6 billion of exports to the United States, amid a widening dispute over its trade and investment policies, people with close knowledge of the matter said.

'Over reaction... nothing to worry,' said Manohar Parrikar on defence ministry's dissent note on Rafale deal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday described a media report on Rafale deal as "slanderous". The report published by a leading Indian daily stated that the defence ministry objected to the "parallel negotiations" by the Prime Minister's Office into the deal. 

In bid to build 'deeper relationship', US and India in talks over missile defence collaboration: Pentagon

The US has discussed a potential missile defence collaboration with India, a top Pentagon official has said, underlining that America wants to build a “much deeper and broader relationship” with the country.

2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case: All seven convicts awarded life imprisonment

A local court in Uttar Pradesh on Friday awarded life imprisonment to seven convicts who were held responsible for triggering the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

Fire in Brazil kills at least 10 in Flamengo youth football facility

Fire swept through a training facility for Brazil's most popular football club Flamengo Friday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said. The pre-dawn blaze in Rio de Janeiro hit a building that housed youth-category players aged 14 to 17, firefighters said. 

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