• Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal crushes YIP Pui to storm into summit showdown
    Sarawak [Malaysia], Jan. 21 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal booked her place in the finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after crushing Hong Kong's YIP Pui Yin in straight games in women's singles event here on Saturday.

  • UP Polls: Varun Gandhi, Vinay Katiyar dropped from BJP's 'star campaigners' list
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its list of 'star campaigners' for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Polls which sported the names of several party heavyweights like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and other Union Ministers, but BJP MP from Sultanpur, Varun Gandhi found his name missing from the list.

  • Christchurch Test: Shakib strikes late to reduce Kiwis to 260-7 on rain-curtailed Day 2
    Christchurch [New Zealand], Jan.21 : Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scalped three wickets in quick successions to reduce New Zealand to 260-7 before rain reduced the Day Two's play of the second Test at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday.

  • 'Overwhelmed' brother of Indian soldier Chandu Chavan thanks Centre for his return
    Dhule (Maharashtra) , Jan. 21 : Bhushan Chavan, the brother of Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, who had inadvertently crossed Line of Control (LoC), expressed gratitude at the Indian Army for taking strident efforts in bringing back his brother.

  • Kejriwal to challenge EC order against him for violating Model Code of Conduct
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The Election Commission of India on Saturday censured Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating the Model Code of Conduct for his bribe remark, while addressing an election rally in Goa, after the commission found the latter's reply unconvincing.

  • Pakistan returns captured Indian soldier Chandu Babulal on "humanitarian grounds"
    Lahore [Pakistan], Jan. 21 : In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan handed over Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, to Indian authorities today through the Wagah border, saying the decision was taken on humanitarian grounds.

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  • Mona Meshram named in Indian squad for ICC Women's WC Qualifiers
    Mumbai , Jan.21 : All-rounder Mona Meshram has been called in the Indian squad as a replacement for injured Smriti Mandhana for the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo from February 7.

  • Pak returned Indian soldier due to mounting pressure by Centre: Defence Expert
    Bhopal/ Nagpur , Jan. 21 : Expressing happiness over the return of the Indian Sepoy who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and was captured by Pakistan, Defence Expert has surmised Islamabad could have taken the step due to steady pressure from New Delhi.

  • Gurugram hosts 11th session of Collaborative Climate
    Gurugram (Haryana) , Jan.21 : Collaborative Climate organized and moderated Unconference #11 at Gurugram, Haryana, on Friday.

  • KTM launches all-new RC 390 and RC 200 in Karimnagar
    Karimnagar, Jan 21 : Bajaj Auto Ltd. announced the launch of the all-new KTM RC range comprising of the RC 390 and the RC 200 in Karimnagar. KTM; Europe's No.1 Motorcycle brand has a rich legacy in the world of motorsports with more than 270 World Championship racing titles.

  • Machine: Kiara Advani's first look released
    Mumbai, Jan 21 : The makers of Machine have released the first look of Kiara Advani from the film.

  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at College Street
    Kolkata, Jan 21 : A fire broke out in a multi-storey building near Barnaparichay Market at College Street area in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon, reports said.

  • Nadal survives Alexander Zverev's challenge to reach Australian Open round 4
    Melbourne, Jan 21 : Spanish Tennis star Rafael Nadal on Saturday survived a scare during his Australian Open single match against rising star Alexander Zverev.

  • Election Commission censures Arvind Kejriwal for Goa comment on bribery
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : : The Election Commission on Saturday censured Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for abetting "electoral offence of bribery" by saying that voters in Goa should accept money from the BJP and the Congress but cast their ballot for the AAP, reports said.

  • Bihar: World's longest human chain against alcoholism
    Patna, Jan 21 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): More than 20 million people came out on the street on Saturday joining hands together to form the world's longest human chain against alcoholism in Bihar.

  • Indian soldier in Pakistani captivity released
    New Delhi, Jan 21 : : A soldier, who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control in September last year, when surgical strike was conducted inside the neighbouring territory, was handed over to India by Pakistan at Wagah Border on Saturday, NDTV reports.

  • Kim Kardashian bids goodbye to Obama, post photos of Kanye, North with Obama
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : Looks like Kim Kardashian is sad to see Barack Obama bidding adieu to the people as President of The United States of America.

  • Snapdeal's Republic Day Sale helps save big on LeEco's Le2 Superphone
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Recognising the continuing appeal of LeEco's popular Le2, Snapdeal's Republic Day Sale has come up with some hard-to- pass-up offers for aspiring users, applicable from January 21 till January 23.

  • 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.

  • Congress acting as if they are 'influential' in UP: SP post alliance failure
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 21 : Putting the onus on the Congress Party for the failed alliance ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday said that the alliance failed to establish because of the sheer arrogance of the grand old party, who were behaving as if they were influential in the state.

  • Tamil Nadu Governor approves Jallikattu ordinance, Panneerselvam to inaugurate sport tomorrow
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 21 : With Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao approving the ordinance by the state government allowing Jallikattu to be held today, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will be inaugurating the sport at Alanganallur in Madurai tomorrow.

  • Samajwadi Party blames 'arrogant' Congress for failed alliance
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party failed to take place on Saturday over the matter of seat distribution, as the former was demanding more seats than the latter for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

  • Rachel Platten, 'One Direction' songwriter slams 'unauthorised use of band's songs at Trump's Inaugural Ball
    Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : Nobody, except Rachel Platten, was more surprised to hear her popular single, 'Fight Song', being played by 'The Piano Guys' at President Donald Trump's inaugural Freedom Ball..

  • Amritsar unfortunate to have had 'absentee MP' Navjot Sidhu: Arun Jaitley
    Amritsar , Jan. 21 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday fired a salvo at cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress, and said the city of Amritsar has had the misfortune of having an 'absentee MP' for the last 12-and-a-half years.

  • Deepika Padukone makes smashing Hollywood debut!
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Deepika Padukone has smashed the glass ceiling as an Indian actor by being in the cast of Hollywood film 'xXx - Return of Xander Cage' opposite Vin Diesel.

  • Mathura District administration files case against BJP leader for MCC violation
    Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan.21 : The Mathura District administration has filed a case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Shrikant Sharma for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) ahead of next month's assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

  • I-T pressure prompted many to opt for PMGKY
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : The pressure built up by the income tax department post-demonetisation prompted those under scrutiny to opt for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). This was found out after the Pune Investigation Directorate conducted surveys and searches.

  • Resurgent Nadal fends off Zverev to reach Oz Open pre-quarters
    Melbourne [Australia], Jan.21 : 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal staged a magnificent comeback as he defeated rising German star Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller to enter the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Saturday.

  • Alibaba becomes a top sponsor of the Olympics Games through 2028
    New Delhi , Jan. 21 : Alibaba Group Holding is set to become a top sponsor of the Olympic Games through 2028, joining the likes of Coca Cola and Samsung Electronics.

  • Tamil Nadu government clears Jallikattu Ordinance
    Chennai, Jan 21 : In a major victory for people demonstrating across the state for the past few days, the Tamil Nadu government has cleared Jallikattu Ordinance.

  • Kolkata is one of its key markets says Kerala Tourism, in city to promote monsoon tourism
    Kolkata, Jan 21 : Kolkata is one of the major markets for Kerala Tourism, said Nandakumar K.P., Deputy Director, Kerala Tourism in Kolkata on Friday.

  • Ryan Campbell appointed as Netherlands head coach
    Amsterdam, Jan 21 : Australian cricketer Ryan Campbell has been appointed as the head coach of Netherlands.

  • Jackie Chan to visit India to promote Kung Fu Yoga
    Mumbai, Jan 21 : Internationally acclaimed Asian actor Jackie Chan will soon visit India to promote his upcoming movie Kung Fu Yoga.

  • Dangal earns Rs. 375 crore at BO
    Mumbai, Jan 21 : Actor Aamir Khan's wrestling movie 'Dangal' has earned Rs. 375 crores till Friday.

  • West Bengal : CPI-M agitation outside Alipore court
    Kolkata, Jan 21 : A day after at least 135 leader-activists of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) were arrested for staging agitation outside Kolkata's Milan Mela ground, where the third edition of Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) is currently underway, a large number of party workers demonstrated outside the city's Alipore court on Saturday afternoon when the arrested activists were being produced.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput turns 31
    Mumbai, Jan 21 : Reel life MS Dhoni-Sushant Singh Rajput- turned 31 on Saturday.

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar credits IPL experience for improvement in death bowling
    Kolkata , Jan.21 : Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Saturday credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his improvement in death bowling before pointing out that his side will play without any pressure when they aim for a clean sweep against England in the third ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

  • 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.