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India may sign Rafale fighter deal with France today

India is likely to ink a deal for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday. The negotiations to buy the Rafale fighter jets came through on Wednesday.

French Defence Minister Yves Le Drian is arriving today to finalise the deal which will cost India Euros 7.8 billion. The development comes after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) discussed the deal and gave the green signal to go ahead with its signing to give a crucial boost to the Indian Air Force.

In June, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had stated that the number of the fighter jets were "on path of coming to conclusion".

Mumbai high alert: Police releases sketch of a suspect after school children spot armed men

Police on 22 September evening released sketch of one the five suspects in connection with the Uran high alert after two students reported of seeing armed men.

Two students, a girl studying in class tenth, and a boy of ninth standard, Uran near Mumbai, had yesterday reported about seeing masked men with guns. On 23 September the students helped the cops in preparing a sketch of one of the five suspects.

The sketch was later circulated to all the investigating agencies. All the local informers have also been involved to find the person in the sketch

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

A strong earthquake rocked southeast of Tokyo on the morning of 23 September, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The magnitude of the quake was reported to be 6.5 at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at sea about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Katsuura, Japanese city located in southern Chiba Prefecture.

Mild tremors were felt at various places. No reports of damage have surfaced yet.

500 million accounts got exposed due to massive data breach in 2014: Yahoo

Yahoo Inc on Thursday said that its network was hacked in the year 2014 and information of at least 500 million user accounts was stolen. The company believes that the hack was "state-sponsored."

According to the company, the data which was stolen may include details like names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and encrypted or unencrypted security questions. The company, however, added that details like unprotected passwords, payment card data or bank account information may not have been leaked.