Live: I and Modi share same dream, says Tharoor

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 07, 2013 05:19 hrs

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Two Indians shot dead at US grocery store

Two Indian-Americans running a grocery store in the US state of Indiana have been shot dead by masked men during a robbery attempt, sending shock waves among the Sikh community in the country.

The victims have been identified as 55-year-old Jagtar Singh Bhatti from Preet Nagar in Jalandhar and 20-year-old Pawan Preet Singh from Munnan village in Hoshiarpur, according to the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA).

Two masked men shot and killed store owner Jagtar Singh, and his employee Pawan Preet at Middlebury Street in the northern Indiana city of Elkhart Thursday, NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said citing information received from the victims' families in India.

Jagtar Singh was running his grocery shop for the last seven years and was living with Palwinder Singh Bhatti.

According to another store employee Bill Sinclair, he was in the store's kitchen when he heard a noise like the pop of a firecracker.

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Serena sets up meeting with Azarenka in US Open final

Serena Williams moved a win away from her second straight U.S. Open title Friday, rolling through Li Na 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals.

On Sunday, Williams will play second-seeded Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of last year's final.

Williams won the first seven games against Li to extend her streak to 24 straight games without a loss.

Finally, fifth-seeded Li broke through, then actually went up a break for a 2-1 lead in the second set. But Williams won five of the next six games to close out the match.

In search of her 17th major title, Williams has lost a total of 16 games at Flushing Meadows this year.

She'll be playing in her 21st Grand Slam final.

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I and Modi share same dream, says Tharoor

Congress leader and Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today took potshots at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his statement that he never dreamt of becoming the Prime Minister.

"It's also my dream that Modi should never become Prime Minister. In a sense, my dream and his dream are the same," he remarked during an informal chat with reporters here.

The Lok Sabha MP from Kerala was asked to comment on the BJP stalwart's statement that he does not dream of occupying the top post and would respect the people's mandate for serving Gujarat till 2017.

Tharoor said the Madhya Pradesh Government should speed up the process of allotting permanent site for the Indian Institute of Technology, Indore.

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development was at Mhow near here to attend a function at the IIT, which currently operates out of a temporary premises.

Earlier, the UN diplomat-turned-politician inaugurated the first radio telescope prepared by IIT, Indore.

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