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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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US hearts bleed for slain techie; Crowdfunding for kin raises $300k
In an ideal world, an America of their dreams, they might have forged a start-up company called Kuchibhotla & Madasani. But a hateful moment in the American hinterland, spotty with prejudice, extinguished their dreams.
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Thousands throng funeral of soldier in valley
Thousands of people joined the funeral service of Lance Naik Mohiuddin Rather at a mosque at Punchpora village in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Friday — a sight rarely witnessed in chronicles of the valley’s troubled past.
‘Lady-oriented’ Lipstick is porn: Team Nihalani
The censor board came under fire by the film fraternity on Friday for its decision to refuse certification to the award-winning film “Lipstick Under My Burkha”. The board had objected to alleged “audio pornography, sexual scenes and abusive words” in the film.

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JNU’s culture under threat: 400 global academicians to VC
Over 400 academicians from international varsities, including Harvard, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Yale and New York University, have written to JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar voicing concerns over recent events unfolding at the university.
Digital heroin emerging major threat among mobile crazy youth
Not only the substance addiction is taking lives of Punjabi youth but with the vast popularity and unabated use of internet, the screen addiction has also emerged as a potent threat for people of all age groups using mobile phones which is causing major behavioral disorders as well as impotency.
Kedarnath portals to open on May 3, Badrinath on May 6
The portals of revered Kedarnath Shrine would be thrown open for the devotees on May 3 after a six month winter break. According to Kedar-Badri Mandir Samiti members, the door of the shrine would be opened after the rituals at 8:50 am on May 3.

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Asus Zenfone Live smartphone with real-time beautification feature launched
There is a front-facing soft LED flash along with dual MEMS microphones that eliminate background noise while shooting selfie videos. Real-time Beautification adds features such as skin smoothing, wrinkle removal, skin tone adjustment and more.
Apple reveals unexpected iPhone shutdown bug fix on iOS 10.2.1
According to a statement given by Apple to TechCrunch website, iOS 10.2.1 fixed a bug that abruptly caused shutdowns on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones
TCS CEO not worried about US visa rules but asks for level playing field
TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan is not “overtly perturbed” by the proposed overhaul of visa regime in the US but has sought a “level playing field” with similar policies for everyone.

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Smith, O’Keefe put Australia in command on Day 2
At stumps, Steven Smith had completed a lucky half-century to take Australia to 143/4, thereby extending the overall lead to 298 runs on Day 2 of the Pune Test.
Just one bad day in office: Kumble defends Team India
India head coach Anil Kumble sprung to his team’s defense after they sensationally surrendered to Australia’s inexperienced left arm spinner Steve O’Keefe to be bowled out for 105 and concede a big first innings lead on day two of the first Test.
1st Test, Day 2 talking points: India lose seven for 11
Here’s a look at the major talking points from the second day’s play of the first Test between India and Australia in Pune.

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Oil slips nearly 1 per cent on concerns over rising US output
Oil prices fell on Friday despite OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs, on concerns over rising US supplies and as traders begin to pull out crude barrels from pricey storage as physical markets show signs of tightening.
Global economy – Two percent inflation. A call to action?
US President Donald Trump’s address to Congress may make the most headlines, but inflation readings of 2 per cent could prove more significant economic events next week – a call to action perhaps in America and a important milestone in Europe.

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How Bollywood stars celebrate Mahashivratri
Many Bollywood stars took to social media to post their wishes for the festival celebrated to mark Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati’s marriage.
Watch: Swara in ‘Anaarkali Of Aarah’ trailer
Swara Bhaskar, who was lauded for her performance in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s critically acclaimed film, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, is all set to push the boundaries yet again with ‘Anaarkali Of Aarah’. The film’s trailer dropped online on Thursday evening.
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