World 

Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal migrated to Canada at a young age

In Canada, Atwal was convicted for ambushing and shooting Malkiat Singh Sidhu – who was a Minister in the Shiromani Akali Dal government – in 1986. Jaspal Singh Atwal, an Indian-origin businessman and a Khalistan separatist convicted in the shooting of Punjab minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu in 1986, has shot into limelight after he was present at an event of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mumbai and invited to another in New Delhi. Mr. Atwal, who has close ties with the Khalistan movement, being a former member of the…

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Entertainment 

Snap Royalty Kylie Jenner Helped Erase $1.3 Billion In One Tweet

The Snapchat parent’s shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The Snapchat parent’s shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore. Whether…

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Crime 

Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns

Israel told reporters the shooting in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland lasted six minutes, and that Peterson arrived at the freshman building about 90 seconds after the first shots were fired, then lingered outside for at least four minutes. The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday. Deputy Scot Peterson, who…

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India 

India to emerge as model for rest of the world: Niti Aayog vice-chief

Our economy needs to take into account unique challenges and opportunities, says Rajiv Kumar Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday, February 23, 2018, said India will emerge as a model for the rest of the world once it completes economic, political and social transitions. He was addressing the 46th Panjab University Colloquium-cum-3rd Shenmar Memorial Oration here on Friday, according to a release of the Panjab University (PU). The theme was “New India@2022”. The programme was organised in collaboration with the Department of Social Work, PU, the Confederation of Indian…

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India 

3-judge vs 3-judge: Debate in SC intensifies, CJI Dipak Misra asked to step in

With a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court triggering a debate by overturning the ruling of another three-judge bench in a land acquisition case, two separate benches, hearing related matters Thursday, turned to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to constitute an “appropriate” or “larger” bench to settle the issue. On Wednesday, the bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Deepak Gupta virtually stayed operation of a February 8 order by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, A K Goel and Mohan M Shantanagoudar which ruled that compensation…

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Sports 

India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni Slams 2nd T20I Half-Century, Twitter Goes Crazy

Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed his career’s second Twenty20 International half-century during the second T20I against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. Dhoni took just 27 balls to reach his half-century and his belligerent innings helped India post a challenging 188 for 4 on the scoreboard. The 36-year-old smashed four boundaries and three powerful sixes in his 28-ball unbeaten stay at the crease. Watching Dhoni bat in his typical style after a long time, fans flooded Twitter with their congratulatory messages for the former India captain. Form…

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Entertainment 

Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India and Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nanu get new release dates

Recently, it was announced that Superstar Rajinikanth’s film Kaala will hit screens on April 27. The announcement was made by actor Dhanush who is producing the film under his banner Wunderbar Studios. The announcement ruffled several feathers in the Telugu film industry as two big films Bharat Ane Nenu and Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India were supposed to hit the big screens on the same date. The possibility of a clash between the three big films was anticipated. However, now things are all good as the makers have chosen…

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World 

Donald Trump’s Solution For Gun Violence In Schools: Arm Teachers

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears and demands for action at a meeting with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Trump also promised “very strong” background checks on gun owners during the poignant “listening session,” in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives. “A gun-free zone, to a maniac — because they are all cowards — a gun-free…

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India 

PNB fraud: ED seizes ?94 crore assets, luxury cars of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

The CBI and the ED have registered two FIRs each to probe the case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has frozen mutual funds and shares worth ?7.80 crore belonging to the Nirav Modi group and ?86.72 crore belonging to the Mehul Choksi group in connection with a money laundering probe against them in the ?11,400-crore alleged fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB). The ED also seized nine high-end luxury cars — Rolls Royce Ghost, Mercedes Benz, Porsche Panamera, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova, two Mercedes Benz variants and…

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World 

‘Highly concerned’ China probing possible violation of UN curbs on North Korea

Japan reported a ship-ship transfer between a N.Korean-flagged tanker and a smaller vessel on February 16 about 250 km off Shanghai in the East China Sea. China is “highly concerned” about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate United Nations (UN) sanctions on North Korea and has launched an investigation, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Spokesman Geng Shuang said China would “seriously deal” with any Chinese individuals or enterprises found to be involved in the incident reported earlier this week by Japan. “China is highly…

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