• 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.

  • Backlogs and brutal weather put refugee and migrant children at risk in Europe - UNICEF
    New York, Jan 21 : As the extreme cold weather and storms continue to sweep Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.

  • Amnesty report to "expose" Philippines extrajudicial executions in drug-related crimes
    London, Jan 21 : Amnesty International's Crisis Response will launch a new investigative report exposing the "full horror of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs crime in the Philippines."

  • UN confirms destruction of sites in Palmyra, other ancient Syrian cities
    New York, Jan 21 : The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed the destruction of Palmyra's famed tetrapylon and the facade of the ancient Syrian city's Roman theatre, following its evaluation of the destruction of cultural heritage sites in iconic Aleppo.

  • Donald Trump signs executive order on Obamacare
    Washington, Jan 21 : US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which aimed at rolling back Obamacare.

  • Jallikattu: PM Modi says efforts made to fulfil cultural aspirations of Tamil people
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : After the Centre gave its nod on Jallikattu ordinance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of the people there.

  • President Trump committed to eliminating 'unnecessary' Climate Action Plan: White House website
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : The newly updated White House website that now belongs to the Donald Trump administration says that President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy.

  • I-League: Newbie Chennai City face heavyweight Mohun Bagan at home
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 21 : The Mariners sail into Chennai looking for their fourth consecutive win in the ongoing Hero I-League season when Chennai City FC host them at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today.

  • Hollywood reacts to Trump's inauguration
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : Hollywood celebrities have been quite vocal about their apparent dislike for Donald Trump and even now, as he was sworn in as America's 45th president in Washington, D.C., on Friday, stars were quick to issue their take on the inauguration.

  • Jaisalmer: 10 coaches of Ranikhet Express derail, no casualties reported
    Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) , Jan. 21 : Ten coaches of Ranikhet Express, which goes from Kathogodam to Jaisalmer, derailed in Jaisalmer late on Friday night.

  • BJP using Owaisi to create communal polarisation, alleges Congress
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Hitting out at Asaduddin Owaisi for terming Jallikattu protest a lesson for Hindutva forces, the Congress Party on Saturday said the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen ( AIMIM) chief is being used by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to create communal polarisation.

  • RJD slams Goel for 'hijab tweet', asks him to move ahead of typical stereotypes
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday slammed Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel for his 'hijab' tweet, saying the latter should move ahead of typical stereotypical thinking and appraise himself about diversity of issues.

  • Not sure Australia's spinners can get the job done in India: Allan Border
    London [UK], Jan. 21 : Despite Cricket Australia naming a spin-heavy 16-man squad for the four-match Test series in India in a bid to compete against the No. 1 Test side, former skipper Allan Border doubts Australia's spinners can do the job in India.

  • Nearly 100 protestors arrested as Trump takes charge as 45th U.S. President
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Police have arrested nearly 100 protestors after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at them near Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Friday.

  • Aamir Khan receives heartwarming letters from theatre owners
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock demonetisation move adversely affected the business of theatre owners but then came Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' that saved them from being out of business.

  • First lady Melania Trump chooses Ralph Lauren for Inauguration Day
    Los Angeles [US], Jan. 21 : Melania Trump, on her first day as First Lady, chose iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren to dress her for President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony.

  • In the year of clashes, 'Baahubali's sequel stands alone!
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : In a year that is seeing some really big clashes at the box office, there is one date that was not touched and kept away from.

  • 21-year old walks after 11 years, post a crippling accident in childhood
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : It was an unfateful foggy day on January 27, 2005, when Gaurav Sharma, his parents and a few relatives were travelling to their hometown in UP for a family function when their car met with an accident.

  • Goel should have abstained from making adverse statement for Zahira: NCP
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday criticised Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel, saying the latter should have abstained from making such an adverse statement for Dangal actress Zahira Wasim.

  • Tendulkar calling me 'superstar' feels 'little embarrassing': Yuvraj Singh
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a blistering century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England, feels a little embarrassed after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on his innings by calling him a superstar.

  • Aus vs Pak: Arthur asks Junaid to keep his foot 'behind the line'
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 21 : Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has insisted that despite left-arm pacer Junaid Khan not being a serial no-ball offender, there was no excuse for the latter to bowl illegal deliveries, which apparently was a costly blunder in Thursday's ODI loss to Australia.

  • Alex Hales ruled out of India tour with hand fracture
    Kolkata , Jan. 21 : England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of India tour after scans revealed that he had suffered from a hand fracture during his side's defeat in Cuttack on Thursday.

  • Post Opposition's outrage, EC announces media blackout at PM Modi's Commander's Conference
    New Delhi , Jan. 20 : In the wake of the massive opposition being raised to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Combined Commander's Conference in Dehradun stating it is an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take political advantage, the Election Commission on Friday said the visit would not be a public meeting, adding that no media briefing or announcement shall be made.

  • 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.

  • Denouncing terrorist attacks in West Africa, Security Council stresses need to address root causes
    New York, Jan 21 : Strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, the United Nations Security Council on Friday stressed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and to address the conditions conducive to its spread.

  • Ground-breaking UN-supported digital tool to enhance green finance
    New York, Jan 21 : The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider on Friday rolled out an innovative programme at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, aiming to stimulate the advancement of digital technologies in green finance.

  • UN agriculture chief calls for stronger water management, improved access for small farmers
    New York, Jan 21 : The head of the United Nations agricultural agency on Friday urged the international community to promote more efficient use of water and to take steps to secure water access, especially for poor family farmers.

  • UN-backed disaster risk reduction guidelines to help tackle hunger in Latin America
    New York, Jan 21 : The United Nations and the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have together crafted a blueprint for making the agriculture, food and nutritional security sectors more disaster-proof so the region can tackle hunger in a sustainable manner.

  • New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Researchers recently conducted an interview study investigating primary school children's beliefs towards eating fruit and vegetables and the causes leading to it.

  • President Trump signs executive order to repeal Obamacare
    Washington [USA], Jan. 21 : U.S. President Donald Trump on his first day in the Oval Office signed an executive order declaring that the official policy of his administration will be o seek the prompt repeal of Obamacare.

  • Jallikattu row: Govt. assures of bringing legal solution to protect cultural heritage of TN
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Amid the ongoing chaos in Tamil Nadu over ban on Jallikattu, the Centre on Saturday assured of bringing constructive legal solution to the problem.

  • Don't want to fall in trap of vote bank politics of Owaisi: BJP
    Mumbai (Maharashtra), Jan. 21 : Lashing out at Asaduddin Owaisi for terming Jallikattu protest a lesson for Hindutva forces, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday said the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen ( AIMIM) chief always comes up with some absurd analogy for vote bank politics.

  • Senate confirms Kelly as President Trump's secretary of homeland security
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : John F. Kelly's name has been approved by the Senate as President Donald Trump's secretary of homeland security.

  • Bihar Govt. to launch 'nasha mukt' state campaign
    Patna (Bihar) , Jan. 21 : The Bihar Government will today launch a 'nasha mukt' (addidction-free) state campaign, after formation of human chain across the state.

  • President Trump signs first bill into law, clears way for his defense secretary
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that President Donald Trump has signed his first bill into law that would allow retired General James Mattis to serve as defense secretary by waiving the legal requirement that he be out of the military for seven years before doing so.

  • Wozniacki surprised by ex-McIlroy's comments, asks him to 'move on'
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 21 : Surprised by Rory McIlroy's comments about his current relationship with fiance Erica Stoll, current world number 19 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who was in a relationship with the former for three years, has asked the golfer to move on as he looks like in a happy place.

  • Telangana CM Chandrashekhar Rao to set up Brahmin society for welfare of poor
    New Delhi, Jan. 21: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed for setting up of a Brahmin Society for the welfare of the poor in the state and also held a review meeting on the action to be taken for the programmes aimed at Brahmin welfare.

  • Tear gas used at anti-Trump protest in Washington D.C.
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Violent protests had erupted a mile from the spot where Donald Trump gave his inaugural address on Friday.

  • Miller, Ngidi power Proteas to victory in 10-over clash against Lanka
    Centurion [South Africa], Jan. 21 : South Africa on Saturday defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the rain-hit first T20 of the three-match series here at the Super Sport Park.

  • Pope Francis wishes Trump after being sworn in as 45th U.S. President
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Pope Francis has sent his greetings to Donald Trump after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday.

  • I need my money ASAP: Gayle after claiming he hasn't been paid in over a year
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 21 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has slammed Melbourne Renegades, his former employers in the Big Bash League (BBL) over a proposed pay dispute, citing he hadn't been paid for his BBL season in 2015/16 in over a year.

  • Those opposing my tweet are supporting extremists: Vijay Goel on Twitter spat with Zaira Wasim
    Kutch (Gujarat) , Jan. 21 : A day after being embroiled into controversy over his tweet for Dangal fame Zaira Wasim, Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel clarified that his comments on the micro-blogging website was to support Zahira, who has been facing flak after meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, adding that the people who are against his tweet are indirectly supporting the orthodox society and extremists.

  • Taiwan President congratulates Trump after being sworn in as 45th U.S. President
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has congratulated Donald Trump after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, a move which is likely to infuriate China.

  • People of UP are fed up of lawlessness, will vote for progressive change: BJP
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday took a dig at the ongoing confusion over Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance, adding that people of Uttar Pradesh have been fed up of lawlessness and would vote for the progressive BJP in the upcoming elections.

  • Amitabh Bachchan reminisces 'Khoon Pasina' days as it turns 40
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has recalled the time spent during the filming of Rakesh Kumar-directed action crime film 'Khoon Pasina' as it recently completed 40 years.

  • Senate confirms Mattis as President Donald Trump's defense secretary
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Retired Marine General James N. Mattis's name has been approved by the Senate as President Donald Trump's defense secretary.

  • Trump swears-in as 45th President of the United States
    Washington [USA], Jan. 20 : Donald J. Trump swore in on Friday as the 45th President of the United States.