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  • Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports
    New York, Jan 16 : Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report on Monday released which emphasizes the need for accountability and justice for those human rights violations.

  • WB: TMC activists stage demonstration stopping Union Min Babul Supriyo's convoy, show him black flag
    Kolkata, Jan 16 : A large number of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters allegedly attacked actor-turned-Union Minister Babul Supriyo's convoy at Andal in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Monday evening, reports said.

  • BJP names 149 candidates for UP polls
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced a list of 149 candidates for the upcoming Assmebly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Tata Steel's Noamundi Iron Mine conducts pilot launch of Drone Application in Mine Monitoring
    Noamundi/ Kolkata, Jan 16 :: Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM) of OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries) Division of Tata Steel executed a pilot launch of Drone Application in Mine Monitoring (DAMM), on Monday.

  • OK Jaanu earns Rs. 13.80 crores at BO
    Mumbai, Jan 16 : Shraddha Kapoor's latest released romantic movie 'OK Jaanu' has earned Rs. 13 crore at the Box Office till Sunday.

  • India , Mauritius sign MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Govt. of Mauritius, ShriSoomilduthBholahsigned on MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives & related areas here on Monday.

  • Katich replaces Helmot as Head Coach of TKR
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) management have on Monday announced the appointment of Simon Katich as head coach of TKR for the forthcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign.

  • Goa polls: EC summons Kejriwal for 'instigating' people to accept bribes
    New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Election Commission on Monday summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for 'deliberately instigating' the public to accept bribes for voting during a rally in Mapusa, Bardez Taluuka and Goa on January 8.

  • It's official: Capt. Amarinder set to take on Punjab CM on his own turf Lambi
    New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh is all set to fight the assembly elections against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) head and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi.

  • Bandhan Bank opens branches in Goa, reaches 770 branch mark
    Goa, Jan 16 : : Bandhan Bank opened its first branch in Goa on Monday. Jaikish, General Manager and Officer-in-Charge, Reserve Bank of India, Goa inaugurated the Bank's Panjim branch.

  • Manipur students interact Army Chief
    Guwahati, Jan 16 : As part of Operation Sadbhavana, a National Integration Tour comprising of 20 school students from various schools of Imphal West District of Manipur interacted with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday.

  • Emirates to launch daily flights to Croatia
    Kolkata Jan 16 : Airlines major Emirates on Monday announced that it will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia from June 1, 2017.

  • Infosys announces internal carbon price
    Zurich, Jan 16 : Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, on Monday announced its internal carbon price at $10.5 per ton of CO2e, at an event organized by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) in Zurich.

  • Cycle symbol: Mamata Banerjee wishes Akhilesh Yadav
    Kolkata, Jan 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav for being granted as the rightful owner of Samajwadi Party's symbol-cycle.

  • Over 1.11 lakh cases still pending in Assam police
    Guwahati, Jan 16 : : With over 1.11 lakh cases still pending in various police stations in Assam.

  • Ram Gopal hints at 'Mahagathbandan' with Congress ahead of UP polls
    New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Brimmed with confidence ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls after the Election Commission today entitled the Akhilesh Yadav camp the Samajwadi Party's 'cycle' symbol, Ram Gopal Yadav, who is the close aide of the Chief Minister hinted a pre-poll alliance with the Congress.

  • Sunny Leone dubsmashes iconic `Raees`dialogue in the most charming way
    New Delhi , Jan 16 : Koi dhanda chota nahi hota aur dhande se bada koi dharam nahi hota is one dialogue from 'Raees' which is taking Bollywood by storm.

  • Confirmed! Metallica to give special and unique performance at 2017 Grammys
    New Delhi , Jan 16 : Metal is coming back to 59th Grammy Awards.

  • Phogat sisters call on Zaira Wasim to ignore trolls and focus on her work
    New Delhi, , Jan. 16 : Olympian wrestler Geeta Phogat on Monday came out in support of actress Zaira Wasim, who essayed her character in the Bollywood blockbuster flick Dangal, asserting that the Kashmiri starlet must learn to ignore those trying to bring her down and continue to remain focused in her work.

  • Son beats father in 'cycle' race as EC allots party symbol to Akhilesh
    New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Election Commission of India on Monday entitled Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the Samajwadi Party 'cycle' symbol, giving a major shot in the arm for the Akhilesh camp ahead of the assembly polls.

  • Kedar Jadhav's sister beams with pride over his stellar performance in Pune ODI
    Pune (Maharashtra), Jan. 16 : Expressing her pleasure over his brother's stellar performance in the successful opening ODI against England, the sister of Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav on Monday said that she was proud of the way the former stitched a 200-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli to guide the team to a three-wicket victory.

  • Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world, says Oxfam
    New York, Jan 16 : Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam on Monday to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

  • Gartner says more than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020
    New York, Jan 16 : More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, according to Gartner, Inc.

  • RBI increases daily ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000
    New Delhi, Jan 16 :; Giving relief to people across the nation, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday increased the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs.10,000.

  • Indian market closes positive
    Mumbai, Jan 16 : The Indian market closed positive on Monday, with BSE Sensex up 50.11 points at 27288.17 and NSE Nifty up 12.45 points at 8412.80.

  • Omar Abdullah comes out in support of actress Zaira Wasim
    Srinagar, Jan 16 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday came out in support of actress Zaira Wasim after she tendered an apology for probabaly meeting politicians recently.

  • Arunachal Pradesh: Relative Peace Persists
    On December 14, 2016, Security Forces (SFs) killed two cadres of the Independent faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-I), identified as Deep Moran and Noga Moran, during an encounter at Dharmapur village under Maio Police Station in Changlang District.

  • Actors Prosenjit, Dev and Paoli Dam launch Ram Kamal Mukherjee's book 'Long Island Iced Tea'
    Kolkata, Jan 16 : Tollywood actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev and Paoli Dam launched journalist-turned writer Ram Kamal Mukherjee's fictional book, 'Long Island Iced Tea' here on Saturday.

  • Australian museum returns three objects of Indian antiquity
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : Canberra-based National Gallery of Australia has returned three antiquities of Indian origin, which will be displayed at the National Museum in New Delhi, according to a release by the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.

  • ICC introduces new helmet regulations
    Dubai, Jan 16 : The International Cricket Council has announced the introduction of new regulations that make it compulsory for batsmen to wear helmets which adhere to the highest safety standards when electing to wear a helmet in men's and women's international matches.

  • Darjeeling Police, Amway India present 'Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon'
    Siliguri, Jan 16 : Darjeeling Police and Amway India have announced that the fourth edition of Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon 2017 was held in Darjeeling to celebrate the 154th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

  • 'We must not let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria' - top UN aid officials
    New York, Jan 16 : While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, senior United Nations humanitarian officials on Monday appealed for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from relief aid across the Middle Eastern country.

  • B-Town comes out in support of Dangal actress Zaira Wasim
    Mumbai, Jan 16 : Bollywood fraternity has come out in full support for Dangal actress Zaira Wasim after she was forced to apologise following trolls in social media for reportedly meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

  • 'Tata Trusts U Dream Football Programme' to nurture India's finest U -15 footballers
    Kolkata, January 16 : Looking at the significance of football and the popularity it is gaining in the North East India, Tata Trusts in association with U Dream Football has dedicated its energies to amplifying the tremendous talent in the region.

  • DKS: Yubrani Banerjee enters the pre quarter final
    Kolkata, Jan 16 : Wild card local entrant Yubrani Banerjee enters the pre quarter final of the Girls Singles at the ongoing DKS ITF JUNIORS 2017, been held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad.

  • Filmmaking has become a democratic process in changing times of technology: Col. Rathore
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting has said that movies in the Indian Panorama section has an has an emotional appeal with the audiences as they can relate them with their own culture, region and language.

  • Dr Jitendra Singh discusses tourism promotion plans for Shillong
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh discussed here on Monday the tourism promotion plans for Shillong and other surrounding areas of Northeast with a group of professionals led by Member of Parliament from Tura, Meghalaya, Conrad K. Sangma.

  • TMC supporters attempted to damage my car: Babul Supriyo
    Kolkata, Jan 16 : Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday alledged that Trinamool Congress supporters attacked his car in West Bengal.

  • Rose Valley scam: PMO denies giving instructions to CBI
    New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday issued a clarification that it has not written any letters giving instructions to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Rose Valley scam.

  • BJP releases first list of candidates for UP, Uttarakhand Polls
    Agra (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its first list of candidates for the upcoming assembly election polls in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Kolkata: Road mishap near school kills 2, triggers tension
    Kolkata/South 24 Parganas, Jan 16 : At least two persons, including a minor, were killed and several others were injured when an over-speeding SUV rammed crowd at Raspunja area under Bishnupur Police Station limits in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, few kilometres away from state capital Kolkata, on Monday evening, officials said.

  • Danone India announces plans to grow its Nutrition business
    Hyderabad, Jan 16 : Danone, a global food company, has announced plans to strengthen its Nutrition business in India starting with the launch of its globally popular Infant formula brand Aptamil.

  • Darjeeling Police and Amway India organises marathon
    Siliguri, Jan 16 : Darjeeling Police and Amway India on Thursday organised the fourth edition of Darjeeling Police Marathon 2017 collaboration with GTA at the Baghajatin Sports Club, Siliguri and Bengal Road Race Association to celebrate the 154th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

  • ATM cash withdrawal limit increase: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre
    Kolkata, Jan 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Centre after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the decision to increase ATM cash withdrawal limit to Rs. 10,000 and called the move as an 'eye wash announcement'.

  • UP elections: Akhilesh Yadav gets cycle symbol
    Lucknow, Jan 16 : Gearing up for the Uttar Pradesh polls, state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been declared as the owner of the cycle symbol of the Samajwadi Party.

  • Dalai Lama thanks Nitish Kumar for providing all helps for Kalchakra puja
    Patna, Jan 16 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has thanked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for lending all support and necessary help to the Kalachakra puja, an important ritual of Buddhists.

  • Bihar boat tragedy: PIL in Patna HC seeking independent probe
    Patna , Jan. 16 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Patna High Court today seeking directions for an independent inquiry into the horrific boat tragedy, where 24 people lost their lives as the vessel capsized in the Ganga river.

  • Nameplate sporting Akhilesh as national president seen at SP headquarters
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 16 : In a development bound to boost the ongoing tussle of power between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav to a whole new level, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's supporters on Monday placed a nameplate proclaiming him as the party's national president just below his father and party founder's nameplate with the same designation at the party office here.

  • GST roll-out deadline deferred to July 1
    New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Goods and Service Tax (GST) council, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Monday met to break the deadlock over who gets to administer the GST and managed to achieve consensus on the 'dual control' or 'cross empowerment' issue, deferring the deadline for its roll-out to July 1.

  • Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti assures suitable compensation for rehabilitation of victims
    Srinagar , Jan. 16 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today condemned the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley and assured that the civilian killings would be probed into properly and suitable compensation would be given for the rehabilitation of the affected people.

  • Mulayam must give his blessings to Akhilesh and set out campaigning: Lalu Yadav
    Patna , Jan. 16 : With the Election Commission allotting the 'cycle' symbol to the Akhilesh Yadav-led faction of the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday advised Mulayam Yadav to let bygones be bygones and give Akhilesh his blessings.

  • Separatists threatened Zaira Wasim to post apology letter: BJP
    Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held the separatists responsible for the shocking apology letter posted by Zaira Wasim, the Kashmiri starlet who gained fame for her role as a young Geeta Phogat on Dangal, while asserting that they had threatened her life under whose duress she made the apology.

  • BJP releases second list of candidates for Goa polls
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released second list of candidates for the Goa Legislative Polls.

  • Nitish Kumar announces to initiate tough action against those found guilty for Patna boat tragedy
    Patna, Jan 16 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced to initiate tough action against the officials found guilty for the Saturday boat tragedy in Patna.

  • ODI series: Marcus Stoinis joins Australian side, replaces Marsh
    Sydney, Jan 16 : Victorian Marcus Stoinis has joined the Australia team for the remaining ODI series against Pakistan.

  • India's wholesale price inflation increases marginally in December
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : India's annual inflation based on wholesale prices increased marginally to touch 3.39 percent in December.

  • Why my statement has been made a big issue: Dangal actress Zaira Wasim questions
    New Delhi, Jan 16 : Actress Zaira Wasim on Monday went back to social networking site and questioned why the national media was making an issue of her apology.

  • Sustained Optimism
    Articulating new hopes of prosperity, coexistence and reconciliation, President Maithripala Sirisena, in his New Year message on January 1, 2017, declared, "The year 2017 dawns with new hopes of prosperity, coexistence and reconciliation in our hearts.

  • Andy Murray reaches Australian Open 2nd round
    Melbourne, Jan 16 : British Tennis star Andy Murray on Monday reached the second round of the Australian Open by beating Illya Marchenko.

  • SRK feels his conversation with AbRam is most 'enlightening'
    Mumbai, Jan 16 : Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday said his conversation with his three-year-old son AbRam is most 'enlightening' experience for him.