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  • Afghanistan: Taliban Magnetic bomb expert arrested by intelligence officers
    Kabul, Jan 21 : A magnetic bomb expert affiliated to the Taliban was arrested by Afghan intelligence officers, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Uttar Pradesh : Mulayam's close aide Ambika Choiudhary joins BSP
    Lucknow, Jan 21 : : In a shocker to Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, his close aide and veteran party leader Ambika Chaudhary on Saturday joined the Bahujan Samaj Party in presence of party chief Mayawati, reports said.

  • Mona Meshram replaces injured Smriti Mandhana for the ICC WWC Qualifiers.
    Mumbai, Jan 21 : Smriti Mandhana has been ruled out of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo from February 7, 2017, an official release stated.

  • Sania Mirza and Dodig enter second round of Australia Open mixed doubles
    Melbourne, Jan 21 : Indian tennis star Sani Mirza and her mixed double partner Ivan Dodig of Croatia entered the second round of the Australian Open tournament in their category on Saturday, according to media reports.

  • Jallikattu stir in Tamil Nadu : Stalin, Kanimozhi go on fasting, protesters swell in Marina beach
    Chennai, Jan 21 : : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) acting president MK Stalin and party MP Kanimozhi on Saturday went for a one-day fast in support of Jallikattu as the mass demonstration against the ban on Tamil Nadu's bull taming game continued for the fourth day with thousands of people camping at the city's Marina beach.

  • Ranikhet Express derails near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, no casualties says North-western Railways
    Jaisalmer, Jan 21 : North Western Railway officials on Saturday said that no casualties has been reported after the train Ranikhet Express derailed near Jaisalmer late on Friday night, according to media reports.

  • Poet of two lands
    Langnajita Mukhopadhyay is the First Youth Poet Laureate of Nashville in Tennessee, USA. But she is also firmly rooted in her Bengali identity and straddles both worlds through her sensitive poetry. Ranjita Biswas meets the young poet on her recent visit to Kolkata

  • Roger Federer to start a boyband?
    Melbourne, Jan 21 : Tennis sensation Roger Federer on Saturday joked about starring in a boy-band with fellow players.

  • At least 13 killed, 47 injured in Pakistan market bomb blast
    Peshwar, Jan 21 : : At least 13 people were killed and 47 injured in a huge bomb blast in a vegetable market in Pakistan's tribal district of Kurram bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, media reports said.

  • Pak to return Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The Pakistan military on Saturday said it will return Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on 29 September 2016.

  • Australian Open: Mirza-Dodig race into mixed doubles second round
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan.21 : Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig kicked off their Australian Open campaign with straight sets victory in their mixed doubles opening clash here at the Melbourne Park on Saturday.

  • Nation-wide protests strengthen call for Jallikattu
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The chorus supporting the bull taming sport Jallikattu is getting louder with people witnessing nation-wide protests on Saturday.

  • Afghan nationals accused of raping JNU student arrested
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : A 21-year-old student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly raped by two Afghan nationals in south Delhi's Green Park on January 12.

  • Mayawati appeals Muslim voters to exercise their right to vote wisely
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 21 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday urged the Muslim voters to cast their votes in favour of her, and not in support of the ruling Samajwadi Party, in order to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Jonny Bairstow replaces `injured` Hales in T20 squad against India
    New Delhi , Jan.21 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been called into the England squad as a replacement for injured Alex Hales for the three-match Twenty20 series against Indian beginning January 26 at Green Park, Kanpur.

  • `Uncapped` Blundell replaces injured Ronchi for Chappell-Hadlee ODI series
    Wellington [New Zealand], Jan.21 : Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell has been included in the 14-man ODI squad for the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia beginning January 30 at Eden Park in Auckland.

  • Ludhiana: Police says murderer drank victim's blood, ate his flesh
    Ludhiana (Punjab) , Jan. 21 : The police on Friday arrested a 16-year-old boy for murdering a nine-year-old and then eating his flesh.

  • BJP spokesperson's son jailed for five years on murder charge
    Imphal (Manipur) , Jan.21 : The District and Sessions Judge of Imphal West has sentenced N. Ajay Meitei, the son of a former minister and at present BJP spokesperson N. Biren Singh to serve five years in prison for his involvement in a six-year old murder case.

  • Chief Minister Mukul Sangma assures removal of Meghalaya's developmental disparities
    Damalgre (Meghalaya) , Jan.21 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said that all the six new community and rural development (C&RD) blocks will be fully functional from April 1.

  • First lady wears Herve Pierre's off-shoulder dress at inaugural ball
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : For Friday night's inaugural ball, the First lady Melania Trump was seen draped in a beautiful white off-the-shoulder column gown with a sculptural organza ruffle and red belt designed by none other than Herve Pierre.

  • Parachinar blast: At least 12 killed, over 30 injured
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 21 : At least 12 people were killed in a blast at the vegetable market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area on Saturday morning.

  • India participates in JITSIC meeting on 'Panama Papers'
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : India participated in the Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) meeting held in Paris on January 16 and 17, 2017 where 30 revenue authorities shared their findings on investigations arising from the Panama Papers including the role of tax intermediaries such as financial institutions, advisors etc., which facilitate tax evasion.

  • US President Trump, wife dance at Freedom Ball
    Washington, Jan 21 : US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took to the stage for their first dance at the Freedom Ball, following the former's oath taking ceremony.

  • Government's delayed action on Jallikattu led to mass agitation, says DMK
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Pinning the responsibility of resolving the Jallikattu issue on the Central Government, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday said that it is due to the government's delayed action that the state is experiencing mass agitation.

  • Jallikattu row: SC will strike down the ordinance, says animal rights activist
    New Delhi , Jan, 21 : Maintaining stand against holding bull-taming sport Jallikattu, an animal rights activist on Saturday said that the Supreme Court would definitely strike down the ordinance passed by the Centre.

  • One killed, over 20 injured as blast rocks Pakistan
    Parachinar (FATA) [Pakistan], Jan. 21 : One person was killed and more than twenty others were injured in a bomb blast at a market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar on Saturday morning.

  • SP, Congress in habit of joining hands against us, alleges BJP
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Taking a dig at the Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that it has been a usual trait of both the parties to join hands against the saffron party.

  • Authorities orders shutdown of rights groups over 'anti-state activities' in Pakistan
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 21 : Authorities in the Punjab province of Pakistan have ordered several women and human rights groups to shut down, accusing them of unspecified anti-state activities.

  • We are very proud of rich culture of Tamil Nadu: PM Modi
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : Amid ongoing protests over Jallikattu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Central government is committed to the progress of Tamil Nadu.

  • Alex Hales to return home with hand injury
    London, Jan 21 : England opening batsman Alex Hales will miss the remainder of England's tour of India after scans revealed that he fractured his right hand during the second one-day international against India on Thursday in Cuttack.

  • Virat thanks fans for supporting Team India
    Kolkata, Jan 21 : Indian cricket captain across all three formats, Virat Kohli on Saturday thanked the fans for supporting the team throughout the season.

  • Election 2017: EC pulls up NITI Aayog for holding programmes in poll-bound states on Republic Day
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : The Election Commission (EC) has asked NITI Aayog not to hold special Gram Sabhas in panchayats on Republic Day in five poll-bound states, according to media reports.

  • Gambia: Jemmeh decides to relinquish presidency
    Banjul, Jan 21 : Following hours of dialogue with African mediators, former Gambian President Yahya Jemmeh has finally decided to relinquish his post, media reports said.

  • Italy: Bus crash kills at least 16
    Rome, Jan 21 : At least 16 people died after a bus collided with the pylon and caught fire in northern Italy, media reports said.

  • Afghanistan: At least three ISIS militants killed
    Kabul, Jan 21 : At least three ISIS militants were killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in an airstrike, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari congratulates his US counterpart Vice President Michael Pence
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari, on Saturday, has extended his congratulations to his American counterpart, Michael R. Pence on assuming office of the Vice President of the United States of America.

  • Pope Francis to US President Trump: Fight for the poor at time of grave humanitarian crises
    Vatican/Washington, Jan 21 : Pope Francis congratulated US President DonaldTrump on his inauguration and urged to keep fighting for poor at time of grave humanitarian crises, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Thank you for being here, Trump to Hillary Clinton
    Washington, Jan 21 : : Donald Trump on Friday thanked his former presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, as they met for the first time since the end of the most contentious White House races in American history, media report said.

  • Sushma Swaraj urges stranded Indians to register on MADAD portal
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged stranded Indians to register on government's MADAD portal for help.

  • Jallikattu: Miffed with Centre, AIADMK says govt. omitted their request
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Saturday expressed its annoyance over the Centre's delay in addressing the Jallikattu issue.

  • Canadians travelling to Women's March on Washington denied US entry
    London [UK], Jan. 21 : Would-be protesters heading to the Women's March on Washington have reportedly been denied entry into the United States.

  • SP, Congress lack courage to fight BJP: Ram Madhav
    Tura (Meghalaya) , Jan. 21 : Taking a jibe at the speculated Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that both parties lack the courage to fight the saffron party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.

  • Jaguar Land Rover India inaugurates 3S dealership facility in India
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Jaguar Land Rover India on Friday announced the opening of a world-class facility in the city of Noida, Uttar Pradesh, thereby expanding its network in Delhi NCR.

  • Pak army chief, Saudi envoy discuss defence cooperation
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Jan. 21 : Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa said during discussions with Saudi Arabian envoy Abdullah Marzouk Al - zahrani that the Pakistan Army held the defence of Saudi Arabia at par with its own.

  • SP leader Ambika Chaudhary joins BSP
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 21 : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Mulayam Singh Yadav's loyalist Ambika Chaudhary joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday in its supremo, Mayawati's presence.

  • German companies keen to join CPEC, says nation's envoy
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 21 : German Ambassador to Pakistan Ina Lepel has said that companies back home are interested in joining the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to improve bilateral trade relations further.

  • mjunction conducts e-auction of commercial papers worth Rs. 700-crore for SAIL
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : mjunction services limited, a B2B e-commerce company, successfully conducted on Friday an e-auction for commercial papers (CPs) worth Rs. 700 crore for Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

  • PM Modi wishes joy and prosperity for Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on 45th Statehood Day
    New Delhi , Jan.21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished for joy and prosperity to the people of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on the occasion of their 45th Statehood Day.

  • CPSE ETF's FFO gets overwhelming response from investors
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The Further Fund Offer (FFO) of the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) Exchange Trade Fund (ETF) has got an overwhelming response as the issue got over-subscribed by wide margin.

  • Digital governance will brighten Arunachal Pradesh's future, says CM Khandu
    Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) , Jan.21 : Describing the Centre's ongoing promotion of Digidhan Melas as a national movement of epic proportions, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said that digital governance has the potential to brighten the future prospects of the state.

  • TRS MP K. Kavitha inagurates Tulip Logistics Services in Hyderabad
    Hyderabad (Telangana) , Jan. 21 : Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) MP K. Kavitha launched Tulip Logistics Services in Hyderabad on Friday.

  • Congress, SP are sinking boats, scoffs Mayawati
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 21 : Taking a dig at the breakup of the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday said both the parties are like sinking boats.

  • Australian Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski enter second round of mixed doubles
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan.21 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada produced a rich vein of form as they rolled into the second round of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open here on Saturday.

  • Priyanka Chopra thanks Quantico team post People's Choice Award
    Mumbai/Los Angeles, Jan 21 : Actress Priyanka Chopra thanked her Quantico team following her win at the People's Choice Award.

  • After 'Rail Roko', DMK begins hunger protest in support of Jallikattu
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 21 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin on Saturday started its one-day hunger protest in support of bull taming sport Jallikattu.

  • Bihar to form world's longest human chain to support liquor ban
    Patna (Bihar) , Jan. 21 : Bihar will form the world's longest human chain on Saturday starting from the Gandhi Maidan here showing staunch support towards liquor ban.

  • Yes! Trump decorates Oval office with Gold drapes
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : Known for enjoying gold accents and features in interior decorating, President Donald Trump has redecorated his new office with heavy gold drapes.

  • HRW urges Bangladesh government to disband RAB
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan. 21 : Following the Narayanganj seven-murder verdict in which several members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were convicted, New York-based rights body the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Bangladeshi government to take immediate steps to disband the elite force and replace it with a rights respecting force.

  • Pranab Mukherjee wishes US President Donald Trump, invites him to visit India
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated Donald J. Trump on his assumption of office of the President of the United States of America.

  • PM Modi wishes Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on Statehood Day
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished people of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on the ocassion of Statehood Day.