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  • Jammu Kashmir Government. backs Zaira, warns extremists not to blackmail Kashmiris
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 18 : Two days after Zaira Wasim posted an open apology on social media, the BJP-PDP alliance in the state came in support of the 'Dangal' child actor and said that the extremists cannot threaten or blackmail any Kashmiri, adding that such a talent should be nurtured.

  • Tremors felt in Delhi, Mizoram
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : An earthquake of 3.0 magnitude was felt in New Delhi on Wednesday morning.

  • 58th India International Garment Fair to begin today in New Delhi
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) is beginning today in New Delhi.

  • Meet the new moth named after Donald Trump
    Washington [USA], Jan. 18 : To encourage the conservation in the fragile areas, scientists have named a new moth as 'Neopalpa donaldtrumpi' in the honour of U.S President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Congress is bereft of any concrete issues to face ruling central govt.: BJP
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jan. 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at the Congress Party for demanding the resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel and for their planned protest outside RBI offices, saying that the latter is bereft of any concrete issues to face the ruling BJP government in the centre.

  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt's biological mother wants to reconnect after 12 years
    London [UK], Jan. 18 : The biological mother of Zahara Jolie-Pitt, who Angelina Jolie adopted in Ethiopia in 2005, is now asking to be in contact with her daughter.

  • UDF to hold march against govt.'s policy on cooperative sector
    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Jan. 18 : The United Democratic Front (UDF) will hold a march to the Raj Bhavan today to protest against the state government's policy on cooperative sector.

  • U.S. makes additional USD500 million grant to support Green Climate Fund
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 18 : The United States has made an additional USD500 million grant to support the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

  • Snowfall in Srinagar affects normal activity across valley
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 18 : The latest spell of snowfall in Srinagar and other areas has affected the normal activities across the Kashmir Valley.

  • Ryan Reynolds could be hinting Pierce Brosnan's role in 'Deadpool 2'
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 18 : Judging from Ryan Reynolds' most recent social media post, it is highly likely that James Bond is soon sharing screen space with Wolverine and Deadpool.

  • Jallikattu Row: Virender Sehwag urges people to protest peacefully
    New Delhi, Jan 18 : Reacting on the recent Jallikattu dissent, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has urged people to protest peacefully.

  • Child pornography: US national arrested in Hyderabad
    Hyderabad, Jan 18 : A US citizen has been arrested from Hyderabad for allegedly circulating child pornography on the internet, media reports said on Wednesday.

  • Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand - UN report
    New York, Jan 18 : A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand, a new United Nations economic report has found.

  • At Security Council, senior UN envoy cautions against 'unilateral' action in Middle Eas
    New York, Jan 18 : Unilateral actions threaten to unravel the two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations focal point on the Middle East on Tuesday told the Security Council, stressing that both sides must do their part to create the necessary conditions to launch direct negotiations.

  • At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps
    New York, Jan 18 : With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum on Tuesday explored ways to close these data gaps.

  • Weight loss on mind? Say NO to food after 5pm
    London [UK], Jan.18 : Here's a solution to shed those extra holiday kilos! Fasting for 15 hours overnight every night is key to losing weight and staying slim, says a study.

  • RBI Governor to appear before finance panel to brief on demonetization
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel is likely to appear before the Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday.

  • Hazlewood praises Pakistan, Amir for 'good bowling' in first two ODIs
    Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 18 : Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has heaped praise on Pakistan bowlers, with a special mention to left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir, for the way they bowled in the first two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series.

  • Three pacers more than enough for India tour: Hazlewood
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 18 : Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood believes three pacers would be more than enough for the upcoming four-match Test series in India.

  • Addicted to smoking? Blame James Bond for it
    London [UK], Jan. 18 : After getting you addicted to vodka Martinis, James Bond could now be blamed for turning you into a smoker!

  • Defecating in open? Be ready to pay fine of Rs.500 in Bhopal
    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Jan. 18 : If you are defecating in open in Bhopal then be ready to pay fine as the civic body have announced a penalty on open defecation.

  • 25 brave hearts bag National Bravery Awards 2016
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Twenty five children, including 12 girls and 13 boys, have been selected for the National Bravery Awards 2016. Four of the awards have been given posthumously.

  • Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your life
    London [UK], Jan. 18 : Diabetes in middle age could slash up to a decade off your life, new research shows.

  • After Pune debacle, England's Jake Ball wants to ruin India's party in Cuttack
    London [UK], Jan. 18 : Following the heart-wrenching defeat in Pune ODI, England pacer Jake Ball has insisted that his team would try to ruin the party of India when the two sides meet in the next game in Cuttasck.

  • One journalist killed every four days in 2016: UNESCO
    Paris [France], Jan. 18 : More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom.

  • More than 100 killed after military jet bombs refugee camp in Nigeria
    London [United Kingdom], Jan. 18 : More than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria.

  • It's a big challenge to work with alliance: Samjawadi Party
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 18 : The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday termed its alliance with Congress Party as a big challenge, adding that it would help to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections in a positive and sincere manner.

  • AIIMS signs three MoUs to expand infrastructure, other facilities
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with NBCC (India) Limited, HSCC (India) Limited and with HITES HLL Life Care Ltd. to expand infrastructure and other facilities.

  • Chelsea Manning set to release on May 17 after Obama grants clemency
    Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 18 : United States President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of former U.S. army soldier and whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was convicted to 35 years imprisonment for leaking thousands of US government documents to WikiLeaks.

  • What's my fault if I was born with silver spoon, asks Rishi Kapoor
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has come out 'Khullam Khulla', just a day after Karan Johar announced himself as 'An Unsuitable Boy'.

  • Keep calm! That person cursing aloud may be honest
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 18 : Usually, whenever people hear someone cursing out loud in public, the first thing that comes to their mind is that may be he/she is a rude or obnoxious. However, a new study finds that people who frequently curse are may be more honest.

  • Salman Khan Arms Act Case: Jodhpur HC to pronounce verdict today
    Jodhpur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 18 : The Jodhpur High Court will on Wednesday pronounce its verdict in the Salman Khan Arms Act Case.

  • Matt Damon compares his 'The Great Wall' to 'Game of Thrones'
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 18 : Academy Award-winner Matt Damon draws parallels between his upcoming film 'The Great Wall' and popular TV show 'Game of Thrones'.

  • BJP alleges Mamata's 'inefficiency' in Bhangar clash
    Kharagpur (WB) , Jan. 18 : After the ongoing protests in West Bengal's Bhangar district took a violent turn, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged it to be purely the 'inefficiency' of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.

  • Chief Election Commissioner to review poll preparedness in Uttarakhand
    Nainital (Uttarakhand) , Jan. 18 : Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and his fellow commissioners will be in Dehradun today to review the poll preparedness in Uttarakhand.

  • Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, son Rohit Shekhar to join BJP today
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Former Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh chief minister and a senior Congress leader, Narayan Dutt Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.

  • Kunal Kapoor partners with WATConsult for 'That'sMyGirl' campaign
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Social Entrepreneur and actor Kunal Kapoor recently partnered with digital social media agency 'WATConsult' for a CSR activity called 'That'sMyGirl'.

  • Karnataka: Five bogies of goods train derails near Hubli station
    Hubli (Karnataka) , Jan. 18 : At least five bogies of a goods train derailed near Hubli station in Karnataka.

  • A 'hand' can pull out 'lotus' from mud, mocks Congress
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Taking a potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for filing complaint against its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress on Wednesday said that a hand (Congress) can pull a lotus (BJP) out of mud.

  • Cold wave continues to cripple north India, train, flight services affected
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The cold wave in north India continued to freeze the routine of the people.

  • Bella Hadid 'hurt and pissed' about The Weeknd dating Sel Go
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 18 : Bella Hadid, who split from The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye not long ago, has hurt feelings after finding out that the singer is currently dating Selena Gomez.

  • Pakistan: Fire erupts in college, no casualty
    Wana,Pakistan,Jan 18 : A fire had erupted at Government College Wana in Pakistan on Wednesday, media reports said.

  • Salman Khan arm's act case: Court to announce verdict today
    Jodhpur, Jan 18 : A Rajasthan court is likely to pronounce its verdict in a case related to killing of black bucks.

  • Syria: Heavy fighting forces UN food relief agency to suspend airdrops in Deir ez-Zor
    New York, Jan 18 : The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday that it has been forced to suspend airdrops to residents of the besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor because of heavy fighting between Government forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).

  • Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says
    New York, Jan 18 : A senior United Nations adviser called on Tuesday for a new "consortium" of donors committed to improving Haiti's water supply and sanitation services to help finally eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the newly-elected President Jovenel Moise.

  • One journalist killed every four days in 2016, UN agency finds
    New York, Jan 18 : More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom.

  • UP Polls: BJP confident of win despite SP-Congress alliance
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 18 : Taking on Congress-Samajawadi Party alliance in upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expressed confidence over sweeping the upcoming election in the state, adding that the alliance will not have an impact on the mindset of people.

  • Agriculture Minister to lead 5-member delegation to Germany; to attend G-20 Meet
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will lead a five member Indian delegation to Germany for participation in the Global Forum for Food & Agriculture from 19-21 January and G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting on January 22 in Berlin.

  • Rishi Kapoor's 'Kullam Khulla' confession of buying award
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Khullam Khulla! Taken from the famous track of his film 'Khel Khel Mein', Rishi Kapoor could not get a better title for his biography. In it, he even admits to buying the 1973-Best Actor award for 'Bobby', and then feeling guilty for a long time.

  • After Azmi, Kolkata's Shahi Imam advises girls to wear decent clothes to avoid rape
    Kolkata (West Bengal), Jan. 18 : In what can spark a fresh controversy, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid in Kolkata, Syed Mohammad Nurur R Barkati has said that girls should avoid wearing short clothes if they want to protect themselves from getting raped or murdered.

  • Mahira Khan 'feels bad' on not being able to promote 'Raees'
    Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 18 : Following the ban on Pakistani artists in India, actress Mahira Khan recently expressed her displeasure on not being able to promote her debut Bollywood film 'Raees'.

  • Tripura tribal forms forum against Citizenship Bill
    Agartala (Tripura), Jan. 18 : With just a year left for the assembly election in Left-ruled Tripura, two tribal-based political parties, Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) have declared the formation of a new forum under the banner of 'All Tripura Indigenous Regional Parties Forum (ATIRPF)' to step up their activities and push their demands.

  • Python turns 'mother' for four puppies in Vadodara
    Vadodara (Gujarat) , Jan. 18 : The animal activists have rescued a rock python and four puppies from an 80-feet deep well in Gujarat's Vadodara yesterday.

  • Valtteri Bottas replaces Rosberg as Hamilton's new Mercedes teammate
    London [UK], Jan. 18 : Valtteri Bottas has replaced Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for the forthcoming Formula One season.

  • De Villiers opts out of Kiwi Test series
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 : South Africa batting stalwart AB de Villiers would not be playing in the upcoming three-match Test series in New Zealand to be played in March.

  • Congress hails PM's Raisina dialogue, welcomes his foreign policy
    NewDelhi , Jan. 18 : Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the second Raisina dialogue, India's flagship geo-political conference, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that he has no ideological disagreement with the former on foreign policy, adding that hosting delegates from 65 countries is healthy affair from national point of view.

  • There was no hindrance before Congress to form alliance with SP: NCP
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The National Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday welcomed the Congress' decision to form an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, and added that there was no hindrance before the grand old party to form an alliance with ruling party in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Tendulkar lone Indian in Broad's 'best-ever cricketing XI'
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 : Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been named by England fast bowler Stuart Broad in his best-ever cricketing XI.

  • I cannot be a friend to Ranbir: Rishi Kapoor
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor refuses to be son Ranbir Kapoor's friend and attributes this quality to his forefathers.

  • UP Polls: Congress to announce details regarding alliance with SP in 48 hours
    New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Congress Party on Wednesday said that after the announcement of their alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the details regarding the same would be announced in 48 hours.