The Biggest Stories of February 28, 2017

PUBLISHED ON: February 28, 2017 | Duration: 13 min, 50 sec

  
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India defied expectations today to remain the world's fastest growing major economy, despite the notes ban and its aftershock. "There was just a temporary impact of demonetisation, which is over now. We still remain a 7 per cent-plus GDP country," said Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das; With more marches today at Delhi University protesting against hooliganism and violence on campus, Gurmehar Kaur - the 20-year-old daughter of a soldier who had been brutally targeted on social media for her Facebook posts on ABVP - dropped out of the campaign saying she had taken "all she could"; The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to allow a woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus on the grounds that it suffered from Down syndrome, saying "we have a life in our hands"; Madhya Pradesh constable, fat-shamed in author Shobhaa De's tweet last week, is at a hospital in Mumbai to explore treatment for obesity. He went through a series of tests on Monday at the Saifee hospital, which specialises in bariatric or fat-reducing surgery; all this and more in our news wrap of the day.
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