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Wont let younger son return to US: Mother of Indian engineer k...

A grieving, wailing mother. A stoic father. A wife numb with shock. And distraught family-members. Heartbreaking scenes unfolded at the house of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla as his mortal remains arrived at his hometown late on Wednesday.Kuchibhotla, 32, was shot dead by a US Navy veteran on Wednesday at a bar in Kansas in a possible hate crime. Kuchibhotlas colleague Alok Madasani, also an Indian, and an American citizen, who tried to stop the shooter, were injured in the ..., 20 minutes ago

Shooting legend Debevec hits out at Abhinav Bindra

'Abhinav Bindra, with all due respect to his fantastic shooting career, his accomplishments, did not do the right thing. I had the opportunity to shoot together with him in competitions, he was really a champion and, unfortunately, he quit shooting after the Rio Games. But I think his responsibility as chairman of athletes committee is really big and he didn't do the right job.' IMAGE: Rajmond Debevec of Slovenia . Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images The International Shooting Sport Federation ...
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GDP data belies note ban fears; economy grows at 7%

India's growth slowed in three months through December from a revised 7.4% expansion in the previous quarter, but it was much stronger than expected. India's economy expanded by 7 per cent in the third quarter of this financial year, belying fears that note ban would have severely impacted economic activity. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has retained the growth projection for the current fiscal at 7.1 per cent, as projected in the first advance estimate in January. Meanwhile, the CSO has ...
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Govt bails out ONGC, OIL of Rs 22,000 crore royalty liability

Based on this settlement, the Supreme Court has disposed of the case on February 20. The government has bailed out state-owned oil producers ONGC and Oil India from a potential liability of about Rs 22,000 crore (Rs 220 billion) in royalty dues to states like Gujarat and Assam. The central government will pay two state-owned firms' outstanding liabilities of Rs 14,698 crore directly to the state governments, who will not insist on levy of Rs 7,223 crore (Rs 72.23 billion) interest on payments ...
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Spectrum auction may now become an annual event

The auction last year had seen a muted response on account of high spectrum cost. The government is looking at making spectrum auction an annual event and will reach out to sectoral regulator Trai for its recommendations, telecom secretary JS Deepak said on Tuesday. "We are looking for spectrum auction every year. We are very soon going to request to Trai for its recommendations," Deepak told reporters in Bercelona. Once the recommendations come in, the government will then take call on the ...
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Hundreds march to 'save DU', 'reclaim' space to dissent

Hundreds of students and teachers of Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia on Tuesday hit the streets with a call to "save" the varsities from the "onslaught" of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and "curbing" of dissent. Photograph: @onlyhopeaap/Twitter The students held posters with messages like "Your nationalism is not above our democracy". The protesters, mainly comprising students of left forums like AISA, shouted slogans "ABVP Go Back" and "Azaadi" as the march ...
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'This is thuggish censorship': Cambridge, NYU, Columbia condemn Ramjas clashes

Academicians from universities across the globe, including Coulmbia, Cambridge, Trinity College and New York University, have condemned the recent Ramjas College clashes as state-tolerated violence.In a joint statement, the academicians said no progress is possible in a country if the young people are not permitted the full freedom to discuss difficult and pressing issues.The ruling partys student wing -- ABVP -- has been emboldened to intervene violently in any attempt by students to ...
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Kanhaiya joins DU march, preaches non-violence

JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar, out on bail in a sedition case, today joined the anti-ABVP march atthe Delhi University demanding "non-violence" on campuses even as ABVP members raised "go back Kanhaiya" slogans.The protest march by students and teachers of various universities came after widespread violence between ABVP and AISA members on February 22 at the DU's Ramjas College.The clashes took place over cancellation of an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid for addressing a ...
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Core sector growth slows to 3.4% in Jan

The growth rate of eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity was 5.7 per cent in January 2016. The growth of eight core sectors slowed down to a five-month low of 3.4 per cent in January mainly due to contraction in output of refinery products, fertiliser and cement. The growth rate of eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity was ...
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When the story of La La Land played out at the Oscars

Missed La La Land at the theatres? Don't worry, the film just played out in real life.   Sukanya Verma explains it here. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's journey in Damien Chazelle's La La Land starts out like a dancing dream. There are a few twists and turns until it ends into an almost happily-ever-after. Call it strange happenstance, but that's exactly how the drama unfolded in real life too. Oscars 2017: How the Best Picture mix-up unfolded   On screen The song City of ...
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