Top Headlines: Lucknow siege ends, terror suspect linked to MP train blast killed

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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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Lucknow siege ends, terror suspect linked to MP train blast killed
One terror suspect was killed as anti-terror operation in Thakurganj area of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh ended after almost 12 hours in the wee hours of Wednesday.
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Ujjain train blast marks first IS attack in India
In the first-ever strike in India by the so-called Islamic State, a module radicalised by the deadly terrorist organisation triggered a low-intensity blast in a train in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, injuring 10 passengers.
US moves to ease H-1B spouses from jobs
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MP CM orders probe into train blast
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an inquiry into the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in Shajapur district, on Tuesday. The state government has also not ruled out possibility of involvement of a terror outfit in the incident where, nine persons were injured, two of them seriously.
HC upholds FTII’s denial of admission to colour blind candidate
Bombay High Court on Tuesday upheld the decision of Film and Television Institute of India not to grant a colour blind candidate admission to the film editing course.


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Samsung Galaxy S8’s market launch delayed by a week
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Samsung Galaxy S8 did ‘show up’ at MWC 2017, albeit behind closed doors: Report
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India beat Australia by 75 runs to level series 1-1 
India put in one of their best bowling performances under pressure in recent times to defend a total of 188 in the second India v Australia Test at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Day 4, beating Australia by 75 runs.
Kohli stops short of calling Aussie captain Smith cheat
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday stirred up a major controversy by virtually accusing the Australian captain Steve Smith of cheating in the usage of DRS, flaring up the tensions between the two sides.
I’ll quit Delhi if players are unhappy with me: Gambhir
With Delhi’s torrid domestic season coming to an end, coach Bhaskar Pillai and senior most player Gautam Gambhir have got into an ugly tangle with accusations floating against Gambhir abusing the coach.


India fastest growing domestic air travel market, 22 months in a row
India has been the world’s fastest growing domestic air market for 22 months in a row, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday.
Indian economy to grow 7.1% in FY17: Fitch
The US-based agency, however, termed the 7 per cent GDP growth for the October-December quarter as “surprising”, a tad lower than 7.4 per cent in the previous quarter. The rating agency said it expects the policy interest rate to stay at its current level of 6.25 per cent.
India announces new licensing policy to boost oil output
India, the world’s third-largest oil consumer, will conduct auction of oil and gas blocks under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) twice a year, with the first round being held in July this year, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.


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