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Speak English in public places, Telangana group tells US members
An association of Telangana NRIs has issued an advisory on its Facebook page asking those from the state in the US to avoid confrontation or speaking in their mother tongue in public spaces.
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‘Will kill lawyers who defend Gujarat IS suspects’
A lesser known right-wing outfit in Jamnagar has issued a brazen threat to murder lawyers and their families who defend the two arrested ISIS suspects in the court. Pratik Bhatt, who calls himself the Gujarat president of Hindu Sena, issued an open threat to lawyer Imtiyaz Koreja in Jamnagar.

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IISC Open Day on March 4; Kids Zone will be added attraction
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will be celebrating “Open Day” on Saturday, March 4, 2017. On the occasion every lab in the Institute campus demonstrates ongoing research work and fun experiments.
20 students of convent school injured in road accident in Etah district
A school bus ferrying over 40 students turned turtle into wheat field in remote village of Etah district on Tuesday morning, injuring half of them.

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Paytm CEO wants to buy a Rolex when company’s valuation hits $10 billion
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ZeniMax Media asks for court for injunction against Facebook-owned Oculus
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WhatsApp accepts its new status feature is not a ‘hit’
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India v Australia: ICC match referee rates Pune pitch as ‘poor’
The ICC on Tuesday announced that Chris Broad, who was the match referee for the first Test between India and Australia in Pune, has rated the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium pitch as “poor.”
Virat Kohli will be back bigger and stronger, says Starc
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Marijne appointed Indian women hockey team’s coach
Former Dutch women’s national coach Sjoerd Marijne has been appointed the chief coach of the Indian women’s hockey team for the next four years. Marijne will be working with fellow Dutchman Eric Wonink, who will take charge as the analytical coach.

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Estimates of GDP for Q3 in line with expectations, says ASSOCHAM chief
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM said estimates of GDP at constant price for Q3 (2016-17) is very much in line with the expectations of and estimates put forth by different institutions like the Reserve Bank of India, World Bank and others.
Bank strike may hit transactions over Rs 1 lakh cr: Assocham
Services like cash deposits and withdrawal from branches and cheque clearances have been hit hard by the strike, which was called under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).
NHPC to buy back shares worth Rs 2,616 crore
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Lyricist Javed Akhtar says Gurmehar Kaur trolled by “hardly literate player, wrestler”
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