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While you were away: Top 10 stories to bring you up to date

Here’s a quick update of what’s in the news.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2017 08:27 IST
Kansas shooting
Aviations engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla (right) with his wife Sunayana Dumala. The Indian techie died after being shot at in an apparent race attack at a Kansas bar.(AP File)

Here’s a quick update of what’s in the news.

1) ‘Trump has no comment’: White House faces backlash for silence over Indian techie’s death in Kansas shooting

As Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s family tries to deal with the young aviation engineer’s cold-blooded murder by a hate-driven shooter, questions are being raised about the lack of attention it has received from the White House, especially in comparison to similar circumstances in the past. Questions are also being raised about why the shooting has not been a bigger news story.

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2) Kerala man who joined Islamic State dies in Afghanistan drone strike

A man from Kerala, among those who allegedly joined Islamic State in Afghanistan, has been killed in a drone attack, family sources said on Sunday. The mother of Hafeezuiddin, a 24-year-old man from Kasargod in north Kerala, received a message via the Telegram app on Saturday night that her son was dead, sources said.

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3) Delhi varsity professor assaulted by students diagnosed with internal injuries

Delhi University associate professor Prasanta Chakravarty, who was allegedly beaten up by students during clashes at Ramjas College last week, was rushed to a hospital after he “passed out” with a “shooting abdominal pain” on Sunday.

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4) Jats to boycott shops not supporting their agitation in writing

In another resolution to press for their demands, Jat leader Yashpal Malik on Sunday asked the community to stop purchasing goods from shops that don’t support their agitation in writing in signs outside their shops.

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5) Mayawati promises to carve out Purvanchal state ahead of phase 5 of UP polls

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati reiterated that if her party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, it will not rest till it divides the state into four smaller states, including Purvanchal as proposed in her previous tenure.

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6) Nearly 10 anti-migrant attacks a day in Germany, over 3,500 last year

Germany saw more than 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, interior ministry data showed, amounting to nearly 10 acts of anti-migrant violence a day as the country grapples with a record influx of newcomers.

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7) Soldiers catch man trying to cross Indo-Pak border to meet ‘Facebook love’

A 30-year-old resident of Chandigarh was nabbed on Sunday by BSF from near the Indo-Pak border at Ferozepur while trying to sneak out of the country to meet his “Facebook girl friend” at Lahore.

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8) Lionel Messi strikes late as FC Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi came to FC Barcelona’s rescue for the second time in a week by scoring a late winner to give his side a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday which provisionally took the champions to the top of La Liga.

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9) Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in Big Love and Titanic, dies at 61

American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died at age 61 after complications from surgery. For his role in “Apollo 13,” Paxton won a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture in 1996. He was also nominated for three Golden Globe Awards.

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10) Motorola launches Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola launched two new smartphones -- the Moto G5 and G5 Plus -- at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at a starting price of $299 (approximately Rs 14,000). The devices will start retailing in March.

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