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  1. February 24, 9 am news update: US shooting- Sushma Swaraj expresses shock, BSF kills 1 Pakistani intruder, PM Modi greets nation on Maha Shivratri

February 24, 9 am news update: US shooting- Sushma Swaraj expresses shock, BSF kills 1 Pakistani intruder, PM Modi greets nation on Maha Shivratri

The Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj gave condolences to the bereaved family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla who has been killed in a shooting incident in Kansas.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2017 10:29 AM
Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj offered condolences to the bereaved family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla who has been killed in a shooting incident in Kansas.

Shocked at shooting incident in Kansas, says Sushma Swaraj

Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj offered condolences to the bereaved family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla who has been killed in a shooting incident in Kansas. She said that she was shocked to hear about the incident and immediately contacted the Indian Ambassador in the US, Navtej Sarna who confirmed that two Indian officials have rushed to Kansas. “Indian Ambassador also informed me that Alok Madasani who was injured in the incident has been discharged from the hospital,” she added.

An Indian engineer was killed and two others injured when an American man opened fire on them after allegedly yelling “get out of my country”, with the local police calling it as a “possible hate crime”. Srinivas Kunchubhotla, 32, working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, was killed in the shooting on Wednesday night, while another Indian and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured and is battling for life at a local hospital. One other identified as Ian Grillot was also injured in the shooting. The accused, Adam Purinton, 51, was arrested on Thursday morning, five hours after the incident. “It was a tragic and senseless act of violence,” Olathe Police Chief Steven Menke told reporters.

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BSF kills one Pakistani intruder, apprehends another in Jammu and Kashmir

In a bid to check infiltration, BSF has shot dead a Pakistani intruder in Paragwal Sector and apprehended another along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, according to ANI report. BSF spotted these intruders moving suspiciously along the IB and took necessary action.

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Maha Shivratri 2017: PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Maha Shivratri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. “Heartfelt greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Maha Shivratri,” PM Modi tweeted this morning. The annual festival marks the mythical wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is considered one of the holiest festival by the Hindu community. Soaked in religious fervour, devotees cutting across ages, from Kashmir to Assam pay obeisance to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be unveiling 112-foot tall statue dedicated to ‘Adiyogi’ (a form of Lord Shiva who according to the Hindu tradition is considered the first of yogis) in Coimbatore on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. The statue has been funded by Isha Foundation, founded by the popular yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev.

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