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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Kanpur train accident remark, questioning if ISI had been guilty, why was allowed to investigate the Pathankot attack. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan expressed shock over discussing an intelligence report in a public rally, adding that why was nothing been done yet. "If it is the ISI, why was the ISI invited to Pathankot?
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The US on Friday "strongly" condemned the shooting in which an Indian man was killed and another injured in Kansas and said it has reached out to Indian consular officials to offer support, a statement said. "The US Embassy strongly condemns the tragic shooting in Olathe, Kansas, resulting in the death of an Indian citizen and injury to an Indian and an American," an embassy statement said. Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot at a bar in Olathe on Wednesday night by a former Navy serviceman allegedly mistaking them as "Middle Easterners".
Top police sources hinted that Ramjas College principal Rajendra Prasad may be called in for questioning.
Vijayawada, Feb 24 (IANS) Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu has preferred Andhra Pradesh over Telangana to accept a government job offer. The star shuttler, who was born in Hyderabad, has accepted the job offer of Andhra Pradesh, the state her parents come from. Sindhu will soon be appointed as deputy collector in Andhra Pradesh.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two-time Olympic gold medallist long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie on Friday predicted that Indian atheltes will outshine their Kenyan, Ethiopian and other African counterparts on the track in the coming days. Gebrselassie reckoned that it is just a matter of time when India produces that first athelete who wins a medal at a major international event like the Olympics or a World Championship and a number of youngsters will begin to follow his/her footsteps. If they can do that, I am afraid in the future Indians can dominate the Kenyans and Ethiopians in athletics," said the 43-year-old, who will flag-off the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi marathon on Sunday alongside cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
Hop on a tractor and join Doctor VC for a meal with one of India’s most dreaded dacoits. The Chambal Valley, located in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh, on the border of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh is infamous for gangs of dacoits.
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead at a US bar two days ago, has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes. "I have a question in my mind: Do we belong here," Sunayana Dumala asked at a news conference on Friday at the headquarters of electronics manufacturer Garmin, where Kuchibhotla worked as an aviation systems engineer. "We've read many times in newspapers of some kind of shooting happening... And we always wondered, how safe we are?" Of the two of them, she said, she was most concerned, asking her reassuring husband: "Are we doing the right thing of staying in the United States of America?" Kuchibhotla hailed from Hyderabad and his wife is returning to India for Kuchibhotla's funeral.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): China on Friday said that it supports India and other countries on the issue of terrorism but sees bilateral between the two nations more important. "I'm happy to see the Indian Foreign Secretary in Beijing, discussions are still on.
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) FIFA on Thursday categorically said concerns over air quality will not stand in the way of Delhi hosting U-17 World Cup matches but precautions will be taken to address the issues post-Diwali -- when the pollution level will be at its highest. Recently questions have been raised about Delhi's pollution adversely affecting conduct of the World Cup which starts in October. Stating that there was "no question of Delhi not hosting the matches", tournament director Javier Ceppi said it was being analysed how pollution might impact Delhi hosting matches post-Diwali.
Pune, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian pacer Umesh Yadav, who claimed four wickets on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here, revealed that his plan was to bowl the tight line and minimise scoring opportunities for the batsmen. Yadav scripted Australia's downfall with figures of 4/32, while the spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin (2/59), Ravindra Jadeja (2/74) and Jayant Yadav (1/58) shared five wickets between themselves as the visitors lost five wickets for just 56 runs in the third session after pacer Mitchell Starc's unbeaten half century at the end lifted Australia to 256/9 at stumps.
Wahington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration revoked landmark guidance to the country's schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama. In a joint letter on Wednesday, the top civil rights officials from the Justice Department and the Education Department rejected the Obama administration's position that non-discrimination laws require schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, the New York Times reported.
Interestingly, while on the one hand, Haryana's BJP government left no stone unturned to stop protesters from taking the law into their own hands, party MLA from Ambala Aseem Goyal offered them Dudh-Jalebi near the site of their agitation.
By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton declared his new Mercedes "pretty awesome" on Thursday after lapping a blustery Silverstone circuit in the car he hopes will secure him a fourth Formula One world championship. "It felt incredible," added the Briton, who finished runner-up last season behind now-retired team mate Nico Rosberg despite winning more of the 21 races. The front tyres obviously feel huge," added the 32-year-old, who won 10 races in 2016 and starts the season with a new team mate in Finland's Valtteri Bottas.
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and over 20 wounded on Thursday, when a massive blast rocked parts of Lahore in Pakistan, a day after the army announced a countrywide crackdown against terrorists. The powerful explosion targeted the Defence Housing Authority - a commercial area with scores of eateries, including restaurants serving Indian cuisine, police said. Punjab government authorities initially claimed that the blast was the result of a "generator explosion", but multiple sources, including Nayab Haider, a spokesman for Punjab police, later said the explosion was caused by a bomb.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - A sizeable chunk of Tottenham Hotspur's stadium has been missing all season and the bulldozers are closing in, but in the club's final campaign at White Hart Lane they have turned their home since 1899 into a fortress. Premier League leaders Chelsea fell there, so did Manchester City and eight other teams. Only Liverpool and Leicester City have escaped with honour intact, holding Mauricio Pochettino's team to 1-1 draws.
Title hopefuls Barcelona need to capitalise on a rare lapse by Real Madrid if they are to take full advantage of Valencia's midweek success against the leaders of La Liga. The Catalan club must prevail at in-form Atletico Madrid on Sunday to step up the pressure on their rivals, whose 2-1 defeat at Valencia on Wednesday was only their second of the season. Barca, still reeling from their 4-0 defeat at Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Feb. 14, were booed last Sunday when they needed a late Lionel Messi penalty to beat strugglers Leganes 2-1 in their latest La Liga game.
Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is dividing people by spreading lies about the Centre compromising the territorial integrity of Manipur by signing an accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgent group.
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday said the enemy was taking advantage of the turmoil in Afghanistan and using its soil to orchestrate terrorist attacks in the country. "Terrorism is a common enemy of both Pakistan and Afghanistan and both the countries would need to work together to combat terrorism," Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said.
Dangwimsai was seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the allegations levelled by her husband in the suicide note.
Hyderabad [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who is the first Indian woman athlete to win a silver medal at the Olympics , has accepted a government job which was offered by the Andhra Pradesh Government following her Rio de Janeiro triumph.
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on Wednesday night. Purinton reportedly got into an argument with the victims and hurled racial slurs.
New Delhi [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "donkey" rebuttal to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Congress on Friday called on the former to seek votes based on policies and principles, adding that such remarks coming from him were unbecoming.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Following the deadly shooting in Kansas in which an Indian engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that India would undertake all arrangements to transport the mortal remains of the former to Hyderabad. "We will make all arrangements to transport the mortal remains of Srinivas Kuchibhotla to Hyderbad, she said in a tweet.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday deferred the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case till March 16 after defense protested for the non-appearance of approver, Shyamvar Rai as first witness, who was Indrani Mukerjea's former driver. Earlier in January, the special court had charged Indrani, her husband Peter Mukerjea and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, with murder and criminal conspiracy in the case.