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Safety, security of Indians in US top most priority of govt: Swaraj

Safety, security of Indians in US top most priority of govt: Swaraj

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) The safety and security of Indian nationals and Persons of Indian Origin in the US was its top most priority, the government said today. Replying to clarifications while making a statement on the recent incidents of attack on members of Indian diaspora in the US in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said strategic partnership would not come in the way of raising issues of safety and security of Indians with the US government. She said the government was not taking up the incidents as law and order situation but as hate crimes. Earlier, in a statement in the Upper House, Ms Swaraj said the government had taken up the issues with the US government at very high levels and has called for necessary measures to ensure safety and security of Indian diaspora and expeditious investigation into these incidents. Ms Swaraj said, on February 22, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer was shot dead by a US national in Kansas City, while another Indian Alok Madasani and an American Ian Grillot were injured when they tried to stop the shooting. The FBI has taken over the case and was investigating the same as a case of hate crime, she said. On March 2, Harnish Patel, owner of a convenience store was shot dead near his house by unknown individuals in Lancaster. The police had said the incident was a case of robbery gone wrong. But investigation was underway to identify the culprits and confirm if it was racially motivated crime, the Minister said. More UNI RBE AE 1846

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Nitish demands special status for Bihar during his meeting with PM

Nitish demands special status for Bihar during his meeting with PM

Patna, May 28 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take effective measures for grant of special status and special assistance​ to the state so that it could contribute in the country's growth momentum.

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28 May 2017 | 10:47 PM
Pak funding case: Two Kashmiri separatist leaders summoned by NIA for questioning

Pak funding case: Two Kashmiri separatist leaders summoned by NIA for questioning

New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) Two key Kashmiri separatist leaders-- Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karate, the chief of JKLF, and Ghazi Javed Baba of Tehreek-e-Huriyat-- have been summoned here by the elite NIA for questioning for the third time in connection with the 'Pakistan funding case'.

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28 May 2017 | 11:56 PM
Max temp drops sharply to 36.3 deg C on last Sunday of May

Max temp drops sharply to 36.3 deg C on last Sunday of May

New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) Delhiites had to bear a hot day today though not that scorching with the maximum temperature settling at 36 point 3 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

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28 May 2017 | 10:06 PM
Deep depression to triggers rains in Odisha

Deep depression to triggers rains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 28 (UNI) Distant Cautionary Signal Number one (DC-I) was hoisted at Paradeep and Gopalpur ports in Odisha as a well marked low pressure.

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28 May 2017 | 11:27 PM
Completion 1 year in office: LG writes open letter to people, faced many hostile situations

Completion 1 year in office: LG writes open letter to people, faced many hostile situations

Puducherry, May 28 (UNI) Puducherry Lt point Governor Kiren Bedi today said serving Puducherry for her has been a challenge on several counts.

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28 May 2017 | 10:38 PM
Cong demands Naidu's response to Amit Shah’s comments

Cong demands Naidu's response to Amit Shah’s comments

Vijayawada, May 28 (UNI) APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy today demanded Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to respond to the announcement of BJP National president Amit Shah that the Centre had extended Rs 1.

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28 May 2017 | 10:25 PM
UP Govt transfers 222 PCS officers

UP Govt transfers 222 PCS officers

Lucknow, May 28 (UNI) After the massive reshuffle of IAS and IPS officers, Uttar Pradesh government today ordered to transfer 222 PCS officers.

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28 May 2017 | 9:59 PM
Hospitality sector in Mysuru region urge centre to reduce GST rates to save tourism

Hospitality sector in Mysuru region urge centre to reduce GST rates to save tourism

28 May 2017 | 12:03 PM

Mysuru, May 28 (UNI) The hospitality sector in Mysore region has urged the Centre to reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates announced for hotels and restaurants on the grounds that it will cripple the tourism sector.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's 'Zaroori Tha' video crosses 200 mln views on YouTube

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's 'Zaroori Tha' video crosses 200 mln views on YouTube

27 May 2017 | 7:49 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) After crossing the 100 million milestone, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Zaroori Tha” has broken all barriers and crossed 200 million views on YouTube/VEVO, the first original non-film music video to do so, officials at Universal Music group said.

Diabetics should take precautions while fasting during Ramadan

Diabetics should take precautions while fasting during Ramadan

28 May 2017 | 3:30 PM

Mumbai, May 28 (UNI) Diabetics, who observe fast during Ramadan, the holiest month of Muslims which commenced today, should take precautions and some important measures need to be undertaken before one starts fasting, medical fraternity said.

Ford to name new head for Europe, Asia - FT

Ford to name new head for Europe, Asia - FT

25 May 2017 | 5:20 PM

Undated, May 25 (Reuters) Ford Motor Co, which earlier this week named turnaround expert James Hackett as its chief executive officer, will announce replacements for some of its key executive positions as early as Thursday, the Financial Times reported, citing sources.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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