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50 more Netaji files to be posted online on Tuesday
New Delhi : The second batch of 50 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be posted on Tuesday on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in, official sources said here.
 
Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma will formally release the files on Tuesday.
 
The new batch of 50 files consists of 10 files from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), 10 files from the ministry of home affairs, and 30 files from the ministry of external affairs, pertaining to the period from 1956 to 2009.
 
The first batch of 100 files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, after their preliminary conservation, treatment and digitisation, was put in the public domain by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23 on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter. 
 
"The present release of 50 files will further meet the continued public demand to access these files and this will also help scholars carry out further research on the great leader of India's freedom movement," an official source said.
 
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10 held guilty for Mumbai triple blasts
Mumbai : A Special POTA Court on Tuesday found 10 accused guilty and acquitted three others for the triple bomb blasts that shook Mumbai between December 2002 and March 2003 killing at least 12 people and injuring scores of others.
 
POTA Special Judge P.R. Deshmukh posted the hearing on the quantum of sentence for the 10 accused to Wednesday.
 
The first blast occurred near the McDonald's eatery in the main building of Mumbai Central Terminus on December 6, 2002, followed by another in a market in Vile Parle on January 27, 2003 and the third in a crowded ladies first class compartment of a suburban train near Mulund on March 13.
 
The prosecution said the accused, mostly members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), wanted to avenge the razing of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya in 1992 and the communal riots of Gujarat in 2002.
 
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Reliance Defence to form venture with Israel's Rafael
Mumbai : Reliance Defence, a part of the Anil Ambani-led group, on Tuesday said it is forming a joint venture in India with Rafael of Israel for air-to-air missiles, air defence systems and large aerostats, with a seed capital of over Rs.1,300 crore.
 
"The strategic partnership with technology power house and one of the world leaders in defence technologies, Rafael Advance Defence Systems will mark the entry of Reliance Defence in the complex field of air-to-air and air defence systems manufacturing in India," a company statement said.
 
"The joint venture will give a big thrust into the field of indigenous production and development of high precision and state-of-the-art weapon systems in India," it said. Reliance and Rafael will have 51:49 holding in the venture as per the current guidelines of the government of India.
 
The new venture will be located at Dhirubhai Ambani Land Systems Park at Indore in Madhya Pradesh and will generate more than 3,000 highly-skilled jobs. The project will have an initial capital outlay of more than Rs.1,300 Crore, without including the cost of technology. 
 
Rafael has products like Python and Derby in the air-to-air missiles system, Spyder range in air defence systems and the Barak missiles family of surface-to-air missiles in the short and medium range.
 
"Rafael is also willing to offer solutions through the joint venture even for the ongoing 'buy global' programs where it is currently competing, in line with 'Make in India' initiatives, of the Indian Government," the statement said.
 
"Based on the current requirements, the joint venture will address multiple programmes valued at more than Rs.65,000 crore over next 10 years."
 
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