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Sushma Swaraj hails American Ian Grillot's heroism

February 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has hailed the heroism of American Ian Grillot who was injured while trying to stop a gunman who killed an Indian in a hate crime. Grillot suffered bullet wounds and is in hospital during the shooting in a Kansas bar last week. “India salutes the heroism of Ian Grillot! Best wishes for a sp...

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Lady Shri Ram College Teachers back Gurmehar Kaur

February 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: Even as she announced her withdrawal from the anti-ABVP campaign, Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur on Tuesday got the unequivocal support of her teachers. "We unequivocally and strongly support our student Gurmehar Kaur and her right to express her opinion on issues that embroil our university," faculty members of the English...

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World Bank CEO commutes 2nd class in Mumbai train

February 28, 2017

MUMBAI: World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday travelled by a Western Railway suburban train to inspect Mumbai’s lifeline first hand, officials said. Georgieva travelled in a second class ladies compartment from Churchgate to Dadar, the busiest terminus on the suburban network. Mumbai Rail Vikas Corp (MRVC) CMD Prabhat Sahai boarded...

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Poison kills three children in Bihar

February 28, 2017

PATNA: At least three children died on Tuesday after consuming alleged poisonous food in a Bihar village, police said. The children, aged between 3 and 4 years, consumed rice with vegetables and soon complained about stomach pain and breathlessness in Khatlauna Bigha village in Nalanda district. “When their family rushed them to the hospita...

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11 killed as bus plunges into canal in Andhra

February 28, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: At least 11 persons were killed and 30 injured when a private bus fell off a bridge into a canal in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh early Tuesday, officials said. The bus heading to Hyderabad from Bhubaneswar hit a bridge divider and plunged through the gap between the two lanes into the canal near Mollapadu. The Volvo bus belongin...

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Gurmehar Kaur withdraws from campaign against ABVP

February 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur whose social media campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) went viral, on Tuesday announced her withdrawal from the campaign. “I’m withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say…” Kaur sai...

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Landslides close Jammu-Srinagar highway

February 28, 2017

JAMMU: Landslides on Tuesday forced closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway yet again stranding scores of vehicles carrying passengers and goods, a traffic department official said. Fresh landslides in Mehar area of Ramban district led to the disruption of traffic on the strategic highway in Jammu and Kashmir. No traffic would be allowed o...

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Slain Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be cremated on Tuesday

February 28, 2017

HYDERABAD: The last rites of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US last week in a suspected hate crime, would be performed Tuesday at Jubliee Hills, family members said. The mortal remains of the slain 32-year-old was flown in here Monday night. It was brought by a cargo flight, which arrived at Rajiv Gandhi Internationa...

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Fire at Kolkata’s Burrabazar area building

February 28, 2017

KOLKATA: A major fire broke out at a multi-storied building in the commercial hub Burrabazar area in central Kolkata on Monday, police and fire brigade sources said. The fire was first noticed at 9.30 p.m. at a plastic warehouse on the ground floor of 3, Amratala Lane. There were no reports of any casualty and injury. State Fire Service Minister...

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Former Union Minister Shiv Shankar dead

February 28, 2017

HYDERABAD: Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passed away here on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 88. The judge-turned-politician and former Governor of Sikkim and Kerala is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. According to his family members, he breathed his last at his residence in Jubilee Hills. Bo...

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