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  • President Mukherjee to inaugurate 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Midnapore district in West Bengal in a few hours time.

  • Jammu Kashmir: LeT terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter
    Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 19 : A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with the police and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday.

  • Panamagate: SC asks PM Sharif's son to explain USD 1.9 million in earnings
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 19 : The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) has directed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Nawaz to explain how he earned USD 1.9 million which he remitted to his father as a gift in 2011.

  • Alibaba's Jack Ma meets PM Sharif to discuss investment in Pakistan
    Davos [Switzerland], Jan. 19 : Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma, in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Davos, has said that his company has a lot of interest in investing in the country.

  • Jaipur Literature Festival to begin today
    Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 19 : Jaipur Literature Festival will begin today in the pink city of Rajasthan

  • Kerala: BJP worker hacked to death in Kannur
    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Jan. 19 : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was hacked to death in Kannur district of Kerala last night.

  • NASA, NOAA Data show 2016 warmest year on record globally
    Washington, Jan 19 : Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Top UN humanitarian official in Syria allocates $19 million for emergency response in Aleppo
    New York, Jan 19 : Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za'tari, approved on Wednesday $19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life-saving and early recovery assistance for tens of thousands of people in war-ravaged Aleppo.

  • 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded - UN weather agency
    New York, Jan 19 : The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported on Wednesday, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Artic sea ice.

  • UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people's lives
    New York, Jan 19 : The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded on Wednesday with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a "to-do" list for better data to improve people's lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboration in the field of statistics.

  • Check Out! These education apps might help you score better
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : The examinations are getting yet more competitive and students are fighting to secure the top position with only minuscule difference of decimals.

  • 9 to 9 job? Here are best lifestyles to keep in mind
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Making tiny changes in our day-to-day functions will go a long way in maintaining the mental and physical wellbeing, especially if we work for more than 12 hours a day.

  • What! Ed Sheeran is ready to be a dad
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 19 : Ed Sheeran recently sat down with Beats 1's Zane Lowe for an in-depth interview, where the singer-songwriter revealed he is ready for some mini versions of himself to bring into the world!

  • RS Prasad to inaugurate National Meet on Grassroot Informatics
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will today inaugurate a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

  • Deepika Padukone spill beans on how she got her debut Hollywood role
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Deepika Padukone, who aims for world domination with her Hollywood debut 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage', recently revealed on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' about how she got the part in the flick.

  • United States, Cuba sign search and rescue agreement
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 19 : The United States and Cuba have signed a bilateral agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of maritime and aeronautical search and rescue.

  • 'We learn a lot from Virat Kohli,' says KL Rahul
    Cuttack (Odisha) , Jan. 19 : Indian opener KL Rahul has lavished praise on Virat Kohli and his leadership qualities, saying the newly appointed limited-overs skipper always leads by example and the whole team loves to play under him.

  • Rs1.08 billion spent by PCB in last three years
    Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 19 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spent Rs. 1.08 billion on promotion of the sport in the last three years, according to a report submitted in Parliament.

  • BJP terms Congress' 'rubber stamp' remark as ridiculous
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jan. 19 : Dubbing the Congress Party's remarks that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the ubber stamp of the government as idiculous, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that grand old party which, had made the Prime Minister's office a rubber stamp is now talking the same about the RBI governor.

  • N.D. Tiwari's joining will add to electoral benefits of BJP: Shaina NC
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC has said that the joining of former Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari in the saffron party would add value not only to the party and the cadre but also to the electoral benefits of the BJP in the days to come.

  • Govt. launches 'ShaGun' - a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : To put an innovative progress in elementary education sector of the country by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday launched a dedicated web portal 'ShaGun', which has been prepared by World Bank in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development.

  • China defends CPEC, says project not aimed at India
    Beijing [China], Jan. 19 : China has defended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that the project isn't aimed at India and Beijing is committed to developg friendly and cooperative relations by respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbours.

  • Not just SP but other political parties also see bright future in Akhilesh: Gaurav Bhatia
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Rooting for Akhilesh Yadav as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls, Samajwadi Party leader Gaurav Bhatia on Thursday said not just their party, but other like-minded political parties also see a bright future in Akhilesh.

  • CPEC moving ahead at fast pace, says Nawaz Sharif
    Davos [Switzerland], Jan. 19 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are being completed at a faster speed and this project is being witnessed as economic game changer in the region.

  • Urjit Patel afraid of revealing information on demonetisation, alleges Congress
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Taking on Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel for 'dereliction of his duty', the Congress Party on Thursday said the former failed to answer the Parliamentary committee about the demonetisation's aftermath because he was afraid of revealing the information to the panel.

  • Naga women's delegation meets Jitendra Singh
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : A delegation of Naga women, hailing from Manipur and representing the organization Women for Just-Peace, met Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday and appealed for peace in the region.

  • UAE envoy appreciates Pak Army's role in fight against terrorism
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Jan. 19 : Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Pakistan Essa Abdullah Albasha Alnoaimi met Chief of Army Staff, General QamarJaved Bajwa on Wednesday and appreciated the role of Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism and militancy.

  • Daulat Ram College student molested by Indian Overseas Bank employee
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : A student of Daulat Ram College (DRC) was allegedly molested today, by an employee of Indian Overseas Bank, located inside the college.

  • ONGC promotes 'Saksham 2017'- an Awareness Programme on energy conservation
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) embarked a month-long oil and gas conservation campaign, christened as Saksham, in its Corporate Office, as well a work centers across the nation.

  • Bihar mother kills six-day-old baby girl, dumps her in toilet tank
    Patna, Jan 18 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): A woman in Bihar killed her six-day-old baby girl and dumped her into the safety tank of the toilet as she didn't want to bring up the second daughter.

  • Stop blaming Pak, review fragmented approach to Taliban peace talks: Aziz tells Kabul
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 19 : Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has asked Afghanistan to stop blaming Pakistan for the deteriorating security situation in the country and advised them to instead review their 'fragmented' approach to peace talks with the Taliban militant group.

  • Kashmiri Muslims responsible for ouster of Pandits, says Ashoke Pandit
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 19 : Remembering the disastrous night of January 19, 1990, Indian filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit held the Kashmiri Muslims responsible for the ouster of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley.

  • Exodus Day is not celebrated, but remembered: Anupam Kher
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 19 : Bollywood actor and Kashmir exodus victim Anupam Kher on Thursday, in an emotional message to the nation said that the migration of the Kashmiri Pandits is not celebrated but remembered with the effort of making the voices of the sufferers reach those unwilling to hear.

  • U.S. education secretary nominee says states should determine school gun policies
    Washington [USA], Jan. 19 : Betsy DeVos, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary nominee, has said it should be up to the states to decide whether guns are allowed in schools.

  • Newly discovered moth species named after Donald Trump
    New York [USA], Jan. 19 : Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has received a unique gift.

  • Anupam Kher remembers Exodus, says future of Kashmiri Pandits is in dark
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 19 : Expressing pain and anguish of unheard voices of Kashmiri Pandit community, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Thursday said as far as their future is concerned, everything is in dark.

  • Protest continues in Chennai over Jallikattu ban, CM likely to meet Modi today
    Chennai, Jan 19 : Thousands of proptesters on Thursday continued to demonstrate at the Marina Beach in Chennai, pressing for their demand to lift ban on banned bull-taming festival-Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

  • At Security Council, top UN political official outlines status of resolution on Iran's nuclear programme
    New York, Jan 19 : Briefing the United Nations Security Council on its resolution 2231, which endorsed a plan of action on Iran's nuclear programme, the top UN political official called on the international community for continued support and contribution to the implementation of the agreement.

  • Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger - UN agencies report
    New York, Jan 19 : While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

  • Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as 'direct attack' on peace process
    New York, Jan 19 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack earlier on Wednesday perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured.

  • Following Chelsea Manning's commutation, UN expert urges pardons for other whistleblowers
    New York, Jan 19 : Welcoming the commutation of United States army officer Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking classified military documents, a United Nations independents human rights expert on Wednesday called on Governments to recognize the contributions of whistleblowers and pardon those serving prison sentences.

  • This Republic Day, append following fundamental rights in your list!
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : This Republic day, go creative with your fundamental rights and append some stress relieving rights, to rejoice your life.

  • Organic recipes for winter to keep you light and healthy!
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home, so went the quote by renowned British Poet and Author, Edith Sitwell.

  • Watch! Shahid Kapoor-Kangana Renaut's steamy romance in 'Yeh Ishq Hai'
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Gulzar's lyrics, Vishal Bhardwaj's composition and Arijit Singh's soulful voice. What else is needed to make a song a super hit?

  • What! Deepika Padukone thinks about having 'amazing babies' with Vin Diesel
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Known for her poised behaviour, Deepika Padukone treated us with an all together different side of hers as she made a smashing debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the actress revealed her 'crazy' love for 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' co-actor Vin Diesel.

  • Baba Ramdev performs 'Dangal' in style, defeats Olympic medalist in PWL
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday showed his wrestling prowess as he defeated 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist Andrey Stadnik in a promotional bout of the 2017 Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in New Delhi.

  • Tomas Berdych pulls out of Davis Cup tie against Australia
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 19 : World No. 10 Tomas Berdych has pulled out of Czech Republic's first-round Davis Cup tie in Australia on March 3-5.

  • Australia shouldn't ignore its pacers in India: Gilchrist
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 19 : With Cricket Australia naming a spin-heavy squad for the four-match Test series against India, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has urged skipper Steve Smith not to ignore his fast bowlers on the upcoming tour.

  • Committee grilled RBI Governor to know truth about pre and post demonetisation era: NCP
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : A day after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel came under scanner in a Parliamentary committee meeting, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that the committee grilled the former to know the truth about pre and post demonetisation era.

  • Alibaba's Jack Ma meets Sharif, expresses interest for investment in Pakistan
    Davos [Switzerland], Jan. 19 : Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma, in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Davos, has said that his company has a lot of interest in investing in the country.

  • Sri Lanka conduct 'emergency meet' following Proteas Test series whitewash
    Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 19 : Following the recent whitewash in the three-match Test series against South Africa, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board conducted an emergency meeting here on Wednesday.

  • High on confidence, India look to seal series in Cuttack
    Cuttack (Odisha) , Jan. 19 : India, which is high on confidence following their cruising victory against England in the first ODI, would like to take a 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series when the two side would face each other here at the Barabati Stadium today.

  • Pak army fully prepared to respond to any threat, says General Bajwa
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Jan. 19 : Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that their army is fully prepared and capable to respond to all types of threat from across the border.

  • Telangana CM bats for development and welfare of minorities
    Hyderabad , Jan. 19 : Pitching for the development of the minorities, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has said that the government has allocated Rs. 1,030 crores in the first state budget for the welfare and development of the minorities.

  • CMs of Manipur, Nagaland meet Rajnath Singh
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

  • UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets PM Modi
    New Delhi , Jan.19 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

  • England's Jos Buttler admits to IPL vs ODI dilemma
    Cuttack Jan. 19 : England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted that he is in dilemma and is facing a clash of priorities in the build-up to the England's Champions Trophy campaign as the scheduled two-match ODI series against Ireland in early May is set to clash with the final weeks of his IPL stint.

  • Concealing facts from Parliamentary Committee is crime, says JD(U) on Urjit Patel
    New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Taking on Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel for failing to answer the parliamentary committee over demonetisation, the Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said concealing any information from the panel is a crime, adding that removing Patel from his post is an administrative decision.

  • CBI to probe against Delhi Dy. CM over irregularities in 'Talk To AK' campaign
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Wednesday, registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in connection to the alleged irregularities in the 'Talk To AK' social media campaign.

  • CBI probes on Manish Sisodia over alleged irregularities in 'Talk To AK' Programme
    New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting a probe on Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with a case of alleged irregularities in 'Talk To AK' campaign, media reports said.