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Kansas shooting raises fears with local Indian-Americans

The shooting death of an Indian engineer and the wounding of another man in a possible hate crime at a Kansas bar has raised fears among members of the area's fast-growing Indian-American community.

Kansas man charged with killing Indian in possible hate crime

KANSAS CITY/NEW DELHI A white U.S. Navy veteran has been charged with killing an engineer from India and wounding two other men when he opened fire in a Kansas bar in what federal authorities were investigating on Friday as a possible hate crime that shocked the victim's home country. | Video

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Smith ton helps Australia set India 441 for win

PUNE, India Australia captain Steve Smith capitalised on India's sloppy fielding with a brilliant hundred to help set the hosts a formidable target of 441 runs to win the opening test of the four-match series on Saturday.

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India lobbies Trump administration to avert visa threat

NEW DELHI India has stepped up its lobbying effort against moves in the U. S. Congress to impose curbs on visas for skilled workers that threaten the South Asian nation's tech sector, which employs more than 3.5 million people.

Budget 2017, Business, 24 Feb 2017

Kansas shooting shatters Indian engineer's American dream

NEW DELHI Working, partying and traveling across the United States, Indian aviation engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was living his American dream in Kansas.

Canadian pension fund manager looks at logistics investment in India

MONTREAL The real estate arm of Canada's second-largest pension fund manager is looking at India's logistics sector following the announcement this week of its first investment in the country for more than six years, President Daniel Fournier said on Friday.

Budget 2017, Business 9:24am IST

China's Panchen Lama says to uphold "glorious tradition" of patriotism

BEIJING A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, has pledged to uphold the "glorious tradition" of patriotism that holders of his position have followed, state news agency Xinhua said.

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India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables

NEW DELHI Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, as the country looks to cut chronic electricity shortages in one of the world's biggest clean energy programmes.

Budget 2017, Business, 24 Feb 2017

White House bars some news organizations from briefing

WASHINGTON The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday.

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Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. | Video

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Oscars so divided - Hollywood still struggles with race

LOS ANGELES On their way to this year's Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician.

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Founder of India's $4 smartphone firm arrested on allegations of fraud

MUMBAI The founder of an Indian tech firm that shot to prominence by offering a $4 smartphone has been arrested on allegations of fraud, after a handset dealer accused the company of not refunding him for an unfulfilled order, the police said.

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Senior Myanmar police jailed for negligence over Rohingya attacks

YANGON Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said on Friday.

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East-West collaborations excite me, says Sunidhi Chauhan

LONDON Sunidhi Chauhan, one of India’s biggest pop stars, wants to collaborate with megastars like Justin Timberlake and Usher as she looks to push her career beyond Bollywood.

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Movie Review: Rangoon

As far as establishing the backdrop of “Rangoon” goes, Vishal Bhardwaj’s new war drama hits the ground running. The film opens with images of guerilla soldiers of the British Indian Army, including Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor), in a face-to-face combat with the Japanese as bombs explode all around them. Hollywood does such sequences regularly, but a well-executed battle scene in a Hindi film whets your appetite for more.

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