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10 news of the day you should look out for

A news digest of some stories you should look out for throughout the day.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2017 07:12 IST
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died at a hospital after shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died at a hospital after shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar.(gofundme.com)

From updates on Indian engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, shot at a US bar to unveiling of a Shiva statue by PM Modi in Coimbatore, watch out for the following news:

1- Andhra engineer killed by US navy veteran, first Indian hate crime victim in Trump era

An Indian IT engineer employed by a US company was fatally shot and his Indian colleague wounded by a white man who thought they were Middle Easterners and who was heard telling them to “get out of my country” at the time of the shooting.

Read the full story here.

2- PM Modi to unveil 112-ft tall Shiva idol in Coimbatore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 112-ft tall face of Lord Shiva at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore on Maha Shivratri, which is on February 24. According to the Foundation, Modi will light the sacred fire to commence the ‘Maha Yoga Yagna’ across the world when one million people will take oath to teach a simple form of yoga to at least 100 persons in the coming year.

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3- Jayalalithaa’s 69th birthday celebrations in Tamil Nadu

AIADMK asked its supporters to pay rich tributes to the late chief minister by organising feasts and distribute welfare measures to the poor, besides keeping portraits of Jayalalithaa decked with flowers for public view and pay tributes to her, a release from the AIADMK headquarters has said.

Deepa Jayakumar, niece of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who has announced her decision to enter politics has said she would disclose her political roadmap. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will launch a massive 69 lakh seedling planting initiative.

4- Arun Jaitley heads to the UK for a 5-day visit

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley leaves for a five-day visit to Britain during which he will address the UK-India Business Council and deliver a lecture at London School of Economics.

5- South Asian literature festivals starts, without Pakistani writers

A three-day South Asian Literature festival starts in Delhi without writers from Pakistan, who were not invited. The literature festival is being organised by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) at the India International Centre.

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6- Hero Ian Grillot says Indian he saved in Kansas shooting is his new best friend

It was supposed to be just another evening for Ian Grillot who had walked into his favourite bar to unwind and catch the local basketball game. Instead, the 24-year-old is now firmly in the spotlight after getting wounded while trying to save two Indians from gunfire.

Read the full storyhere.

7- UP elections: A Muslim BSP candidate hopes to win in Mandir ground zero Ayodhya

Ayodhya is central to Hindu right-wingers who want a Ram temple to be built where once the Babri Masjid, demolished in 1992, stood. But at ground zero, which the BJP believes would propel itself to power in UP, candidate Bazmi Siddique of the BSP is grabbing attention.

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8- Delhi chief minister Kejriwal sets eyes on three BJP-ruled states

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of state in charges on Saturday to discuss the party’s national plan post-Punjab and Goa elections. AAP will focus on the assembly elections in Gujarat later this year and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh next year, party sources said.

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9- A victim of moral policing commits suicide in Kerala

A 22-year-old youth, who was allegedly subjected to moral policing by a group of men at Azheekel beach, was found dead at his house at Attapady in the district. On Valentine’s day, the victim and his female friend were assaulted and harassed near a beach in Kollam by a group of five men, who were then arrested by the police.

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10- Open doors for Indian IT professionals: Ravi Shankar Prasad to EU parliamentarians

At a time when the Indian IT industry is grappling with the prospect of an end to H1B visas, Union electronics and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged the visiting EU parliamentarians on Thursday to open bigger doors for the Indian IT professionals.

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