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Shooting in Kansas bar sends shockwaves through India
Suspect Adam Purinton reportedly shouted ‘go back to your country’ before shooting dead Indian Srinivas KuchibhotlaThe killing of an Indian-born engineer in a Kansas bar by a man reported to have shouted “go back to your country” before opening fire has sent shockwaves through India. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and his friend Alok Madasani, both employees at tech company Garmin, were having a drink at a bar on Thursday when Adam Purinton, 51, allegedly shouted racist slurs at the pair and opened fire. Kuchibhotla, who was an aviation systems engineer, died in hospital. Madasani and Ian Grillot, a third man who had stepped in to defend the pair, were injured.I am shocked at the shooting incident in Kansas in which Srinivas Kuchibhotla has been killed. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. Continue reading... [...]
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UP assembly polls: 'Spare the donkey please', animal activists say
The donkey has become an unusual star of recent political rallies in Uttar Pradesh. Politicians, big and small time and again refer to donkeys during the rallies. Akhilesh Yadav used it to take a dig at the BJP and Prime Minister [...]
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Jayalalithaa birth anniversary: Palaniswami plants sapling
Chennai, Feb 24: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palanisamy on Friday planted a sapling here to mark the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary. The sapling was planed at the Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital. According to an official [...]
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A Timeless Blend
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PM in UP: BJP will waive off loans of small farmers
Gonda, Feb 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Three phases still to go for Uttar Pradesh assembly election BJP is trying hard to woo urban voters who were its main vote base [...]
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Rajnath takes a dig at SP, BSP, says 'Bicycle is now obsolete and elephant is old'
Azamgarh (UP), Feb 23: Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday blamed SP and BSP for the dismal states of affairs of Uttar Pradesh and said the 'bicycle' has become obsolete, while the 'elephant' has grown old. "SP, BSP and Congress [...]
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EC orders FIR against Hindi portal for running 'opinion poll'
Lucknow, Feb 23: The state Election Commission has ordered registration of an FIR against a portal for running "opinion poll" during voting in fourth phase of polling on Thursday. The Hindi portal, dainikaaj.com, ran the "opinion poll" projecting a favourable outcome [...]
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Congress to introspect loss in BMC polls
New Delhi, Feb 23: The Congress, which suffered a rout in Maharashtra civic polls, on Thursday said it will introspect on the reasons for the loss, even as the issue of infighting continued to haunt the grand old party. "We will [...]
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Rabri Devi backs demand for Tejaswi to be Bihar CM, calls it 'janta ki maang'
Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi today created a flutter when she backed her son and deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav to become the Chief Minister of Bihar. [...]
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FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution
Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 when the tournament moves to its advanced rounds. [...]
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Wayne Rooney quashes transfer rumors, says he is staying at Manchester United
Speculation over the experienced forward's future has intensified in recent weeks with Rooney, whose current United contract runs until mid-2018, often sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho [...]
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IPL 2017 Auction: Mistaken identity, irresponsible reporting cost Harpreet Singh lucrative deal
Harpreet, the Madhya Pradesh batsman, remained unsold even though he was one of the most consistent cricketers in domestic circles. [...]
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MK Stalin meets Pranab Mukherjee, requests to annul TN trust vote
New Delhi, Feb 23: Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin on Thursday requested President Pranab Mukherjee to annul the Vote of Confidence and direct the Governor to order for a fresh floor test through secret ballot. Speaking [...]
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F1 2017: Mercedes W08 unveiled
The reigning F1 world champion team has taken the wraps off its contender for the 2017 season. [...]
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Brexit could help EU strike free trade deal with India, MEPs believe
Leaked document suggests Indian tariffs on scotch and Theresa May’s visa rules for skilled Indians had been impeding progress The EU believes it may stand a better chance of striking a free trade deal with India after the UK leaves the union, despite the importance Britain attaches to trade with its old colony.A document drawn up by MEPs on the powerful trade committee analysing the impact of Brexit on the EU’s trade talks around the world suggests India’s desire to maintain tariffs on scotch whisky has hindered progress on a EU-India deal. Related: Trade between UK and India to suffer double hit, says business chief Continue reading... [...]
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Delhi Police trying to shield ABVP members: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 22: The AAP on Wednesday accused the Delhi Police of shielding the ABVP members following a violent clash between the RSS-backed student's body and Left-affiliated AISA at DU's Ramjas college. "The Delhi Police has been trying to save [...]
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Restaurant Week India comes to Kolkata
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A slice of Italy: There’s more to Italian fare than just pastas, says chef Manav Suri
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Security beefed up in Coimbatore ahead of Modi's visit
Coimbatore, Feb 22: A five-tier security blanket has been put in place in and around this city and also Tamil Nadu-Kerala border in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's February 24 visit here to unveil the 112-foot tall 'Face of Adhiyogi' [...]
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Isis bomber Jamal al-Harith: from Manchester to Iraq via Guantánamo
British-born jihadi who blew himself up for Islamic State this week was a convert detained for two years at Camp X-RayWhen US special forces found Jamal al-Harith in a jail in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2002, he said he viewed them as his saviours. But after another 15 years, two of which he spent in Guantánamo Bay, he was to blow himself up in Iraq on behalf of Islamic State, sworn enemies of the US.Harith’s Guantánamo file says US officials decided to ship him to Camp X-Ray at the American base in Cuba because “he was expected to have knowledge of Taliban treatment of prisoners and interrogation tactics”. He was soon to learn even more about US methods. Related: Isis suicide bomber ‘was Briton freed from Guantánamo’ Continue reading... [...]
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Unable to pay debt, man tries to commit suicide outside Parliament House
New Delhi, Feb 22: A 45-year-old man from Rajasthan, who claimed himself to be a farmer, allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming poison outside Parliament House on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Ram Chandra, a native of Hanumanghari district in Rajasthan, [...]
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Vijay Mallya appears in UK for launch of F1 car
New Delhi, Feb 22: Businessman Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for Rs 9,000 crore loan default, was on Wednesday seen at an event in UK promoting a new Formula One car launched by his team Sahara Force India. A [...]
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Nikon D3400
  Nikon’s latest launches in the entry segment of DSLRs have mostly been incremental upgrades. The D3400 in question here is essentially the D3300 with a smaller body and Snapbridge, and as such,... [...]
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A day before poll results, guessing game on in Pune
All the leaders shared the same platform. They played a game -- predict the seats - wherein all of them were given a piece of paper and were asked to write what they think will be the figure after the results. [...]
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Sunil Gavaskar snubs Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, hails Kapil Dev as the greatest ever match-winner for India
Kapil led India to it's first ever World Cup title in 1983. The victory at Lord's against West Indies still remains one of the greatest sporting moments for the country. [...]
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Disability pension to be increased in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar, Feb 22: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has announced raising pension for differently abled people under Chief Minister's Disability Pension Scheme. The ensuing budget will see substantial increase in funds for their welfare, Khandu said here yesterday. Voicing regret [...]
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Delhi: Clashes between AISA, ABVP over Umar Khalid's talk at Ramjas College
Clashes erupted between members of the All India Students Association and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad after a talk by JNU student Umar Khalid was cancelled on Wednesday. A talk by Khalid scheduled to be held at the Ramjas College [...]
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