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Every Anti-Sikh Riot Victim of 1984 will get justice, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

A Special Investigation Team (SIT), after reviewing 286 cases, has recommended 22 cases to be reinvestigated

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On April 16, 1984, Sikh militants march in the streets of Amritsar, Punjab. London said on January 14, 2014 it would investigate its involvement in India's 1984 Amritsar Golden Temple assault after previously top secret documents showed British elite forces played an advisory role. Newly declassified government letters show New Delhi had requested British advice over a plan to flush out militants who had occupied the Golden Temple in Amritsar, northwest India -- considered Sikhdom's holiest shrine. Image source: AFP PHOTO/STR/FILES
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NEW DELHI: Assuring the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots that justice will be ensured for one and all, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday, June 26, said a Special Investigation Team (SIT), after reviewing 286 cases, has recommended 22 cases to be reinvestigated.

Addressing a function to mark the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, the minister called upon the youth to come forward and get inspired by heroic deeds of the legendar.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, MPs Prem Singh Chandumajra and Balwinder Singh Bhunder and a number of other dignitaries attended the function. (IANS)

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Xiaomi Focusing on Rural Retail in India

But the eight-year-old company wants to be recognised not as just another smartphone company and it began working towards this mission in 2014

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Xiaomi wants to change rural retail in India with new business.

Chinese electronics major Xiaomi, which is focusing on amplifying its product portfolio beyond smartphones, is all set to launch on Tuesday a new business which, according to the company, will “change rural retail in India”.

“Excited about a new business that we are launching. We’ll announce it tomorrow,” Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, revealed in a tweet on Monday.

“This new business will forever change rural retail in India,” he stressed.

Started with the online-only strategy, Xiaomi is fast expanding its presence in offline retail as well.

In September, the company launched its fourth flagship “Mi Home” experience store in the country, in Bengaluru, along with a new office.

“With the launch of a new ‘Mi Home’ experience store, we aim to bring maximum international products to the Indian markets,” Jain said at the time of the launch.

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With the purpose of strengthening its offline network further, Xiaomi said in September it wanted to open 100 “Mi Home” stores in 2018 itself.

Known for its low-cost phones, the company shipped 11.7 million units and became the top brand in the Indian market with 27.3 per cent share in the third quarter this year, with Samsung at second spot, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report last week.

The company grew to a new high on the back of its successful Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 Pro series and refreshed Redmi 6/A/Pro portfolio, said the report.

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But the eight-year-old company wants to be recognised not as just another smartphone company and it began working towards this mission in 2014.

Along with its products in the smart home portfolio, its is also venturing into non-technology related segments like luggage, shoes, apparel and more. (IANS)