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Police prevents dacoity, nab suspect near Daund
Despite being attacked by dacoits with sharp weapons, GRP constable Swapnil Shinde did not let one of the dacoits to get away
 
In the early hours of 18 March 2015, Swapnil Shinde, a constable of the Government Railway Police (GRP), and his colleagues displayed heroic bravery as they nabbed a dacoit at the Malthan railway station near Daund. Though the group of seven to eight dacoits viciously attacked them, they managed to avoid them from robbing passengers travelling by the Mumbai-Solapur Express and also nab one of the dacoits - Babu Kale of Daund. Malthan, an area already infamous for railway dacoities and robberies, is located between Daund and Kurduwadi stations. 
 
The events of the day were detailed to the Times of India by Superintendent of Police (Railways) Vishwa Pansare. Swapnil Shinde was patrolling platform number one when he spotted a man (later identified as Babu Kale) crossing over from platform number 2 to number 1 through the gap between coaches. Shinde found that fishy and caught Kale, who then pulled out a sharp weapon and stabbed Kale in the stomach. He continued to attack him with the weapon, and was also joined by his accomplices. However, Shinde held his grip on Kale. Constables Yogesh Jagtap and Sanjay Pachpute, who were patrolling on platform number two rushed to the spot and tried to help their colleague. However, the dacoits attacked them too with weapons and stones. When the dacoits felt that things might be getting out of hand, they ran. Jagtap and Pachpute chased them, but the men managed to escape. Kale, however, could not escape Shinde's grip and was later handed over to the GRP in Daund. Shinde told the newspaper said that though he was carrying a rifle, he was unable to open fire as he did not anticipate such an attack on him and his colleagues.
 
Three police teams have been deployed to search for the rest of the dacoits, while the Additional Director General of Police, Sanjay Barve of the Maharashtra Railway Police has announced a reward for the cops for their brave effort. The case is being investigated by Assistant Inspector Vasant Shete, in-charge of GRP, Daund, and he has said that a magisterial court has sent the suspect Babu Kale in police custody remand till 23rd March. 
 
Though the cops suffered serious injuries, especially Shinde who was stabbed multiple times, they are out of danger and their condition is stable at present. 

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Passenger jet with 148 on board crashes in France
An Airbus A320 of a German low-cost airline with 148 people on board crashed on Tuesday in southern France while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, media reports said.
 
The aircraft, belonging to Germanwings, crashed around 11 a.m. in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in southern France, Xinhua reported citing BFMTV. 
 
The ill-fated passenger jet was carrying 142 passengers and six crew members when the tragedy occurred.
 
Germanwings is the low-cost subsidiary of Germany's Lufthansa Airlines, Europe's largest carrier.

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Denial of L-1B visa applications highest for Indians: Study
Even as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he would reform the L-1B visa regime that allows global companies to temporarily shift their workers to the US, a study released last week finds that Indians faced the maximum rejections under this category.
 
"The denial rate for L-1B petitions to transfer employees of Indian origin is a remarkable 56 percent for 2012 through 2014, compared to an average denial rate of 13 percent to transfer employees from all other countries during the period," says the study by a US think tank.
 
"Only 4 percent of Canadian nationals were denied L-1B petitions, compared to 56 percent of Indian nationals, between 2012 and 2014," says the study by the National Foundation for American Society, non-profit public policy research organization on trade and immigration issues.
 
Indian nationals, the study says, had filed the most number of petitions under the L-1B regime at 25,296 petitions, followed by Canadians with 10,692 petitions. The denial rate was 16 percent for for Britishers for 2,577 petitions, and 22 percent for Chinese for 1,570 petitions.
 
"The data reveal the problem with denials centers primarily on the US Citizenship and Immigration Services denying petitions for employees being transferred into the United States from India. The numbers are stark," says the study.
 
"Examining the top eight countries of origin for L-1B petitions reveals no other country had even half the denial rate of employees from India," it said, even as data also revealed that Indians secured approvals for 11,192 petitions. 
 
Nevertheless, President Obama declared Tuesday that "America is proudly open for business", while assuring that the L-1B visa category will be reformed to allow global corporations to temporarily move workers to the US in a faster, simpler way.
 
"This could benefit hundreds of thousands of non-immigrant workers and their employers. That, in turn, will benefit our entire economy and spur additional investment," he said during an address to the the second SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington.
 
"So the bottom line is this: America is proudly open for business, and we want to make it as simple and as attractive for you to set up shop here as is possible," said Obama. "That is what this summit is all about."
 
Reacting to the announcement, Nasscom president R. Chandrasekhar said the guidance on the reform of the l-1B regime was still not available, the statement of intent from Obama made it clear that he felt the move will strengthen investments into the US.
 
"We expect the guidance to be positive and a step in the right direction. But unless we see the actual guidance, which we expect around the end of this week, it will be diccicult to respond to any of the specifics," Chandrasekhar said in a TV interview.

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