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Vijay Mallya can’t stay in UK by making political vendetta claims: Judge
"The argument in this regard is mere fiction of his imagination to pose himself as a law-abiding citizen," Azmi said in a 55-page order declaring Mallya as fugitive economic offender.

Farmers’ double standards causing problem: SP Singh Baghel, Animal Husbandry Minister, UP
Mechanisation rendered cows and bulls useless in farming. Earlier, cattle was considered an asset. It is sad that they are being abandoned now.

What made rural India abandon its cattle in droves
An extraordinary situation is prevailing in rural India. Stories of cattle distress are aplenty.

Women who want to worship Ayyappan face the wrath of the elite Liberals Against Sabarimala
Myths have often been a device of dominance in Hinduism, which is why they are unreliable guides to govern contemporary life.

Vigilante violence in north India is choking cattle trade in West Bengal’s weekly markets
Farmers and traders from West Bengal and neighbouring states flock to the field every Saturday to buy or sell cattle.

How faith and fortune are mingling at Kumbh this year
At Prayagraj, alongside thousands of pilgrims and sadhus, entrepreneurs are thronging the sacred ground.

Rajasthan CM limits liquor sale after 8 pm
The CM also directed the officials to check smuggling of illegal liquor from neighbouring states and take action on complaints about charging more than the printed price on liquor bottles.

Meet Sister Lucy Kalapura, the nun whom the Catholic Church of Kerala is bent on reigning in
Sister Lucy’s “transgressions” according to the church include writing Facebook posts, getting a driver’s licence and buying a car.

God, that’s funny! Why church signs are going viral in Mumbai
‘Invest in God... Our banking has failed’. This pithy message popped up outside St Andrew’s Church on Mumbai’s Hill Road when l’affaire Nirav Modi unfolded last year.

Taxpayers get notices for minor defaults
If there is a 'reasonable cause,' say, for failure to deposit TDS, Section 278AA of the Act provides punishment shall not be imposed. Although the term 'reasonable cause' is not defined, but instances such as illness of self or close kin and financial difficulties, if supported by evidence, could be accepted.

Virtual autopsy: No cuts to body, no hurt feelings
Virtual autopsy, as the term suggests, involves examining the internal organs, tissues and bones in the dead body without touching it. The body is packed in a bag, which is then put through a CT scan machine and within seconds, thousands of images of the internal organs are captured, which are analysed further by forensic experts.

Red alert in J&K, HP as 5th spell of snow hits hills
January continues to be “white” in the hills of north India as the month’s fifth spell of snow hit the region from Friday. Heavy to very heavy snowfall is expected across J&K and Himachal Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday, with Uttarakhand also in line to get wet weather.

4 rebel K'taka Cong MLAs likely to join BJP
The crisis in Karnataka Congress continued on Saturday as the four MLAs who were absent at the CLP meeting on Friday continued to remain elusive.

Nirav Modi case: 2 PNB exec directors sacked
The government had showcaused the two, asking why they should not be removed for "failing in exercising proper control over the functioning of PNB while serving as its Executive Director, which enabled the fraud through misuse of SWIFT at the bank's Brady House branch" in Mumbai. KVB Rao has been sacked just days ahead of his retirement on January 22. Sanjiv Sharan is due to retire in May 2019.

Over 50% of Rs 59,000 crore Rafale price paid
The IAF will get delivery of the first four jets in France in Sept this year, which will be followed by training of the "main" induction team of around 10 pilots, 10 flight engineers and 40 technicians there. These jets will arrive at the Ambala airbase in Haryana in May 2020. But the 13 India-specific enhancements will become fully operational only by Sept-Oct 2022.

No Indo-Pak dialogue but diplomatic engagement still on - Times of India
No Indo-Pak dialogue but diplomatic engagement still on  Times of India

India News: NEW DELHI: There may not be any substantive dialogue between India and Pakistan at the moment but both governments are working to ensure ...

Thousands of taxpayers get notices for minor defaults - Times of India
Thousands of taxpayers get notices for minor defaults  Times of India

India News: If there is a 'reasonable cause,' say, for failure to deposit TDS, Section 278AA of the Act provides punishment shall not be imposed. Although the ter.

India to have almost 100% school attendance by 2022 - Times of India
India to have almost 100% school attendance by 2022  Times of India

India News: By 2022, as it celebrates 75 years of independence, India also hopes to have addressed the needs of millions belonging to poor, vulnerable and ...

Shatabdis cleanest among premium trains, Durontos worst: Rail survey - Times of India
Shatabdis cleanest among premium trains, Durontos worst: Rail survey  Times of India

India News: The 'Train Cleanliness Survey 2018', covering 210 trains categorised premium and non-premium, indicate passengers rating all trains poorly on two ...

International corporate rivalry behind Rafale storm: Sitharaman - Times of India
International corporate rivalry behind Rafale storm: Sitharaman  Times of India

India News: The UPA government had rejected the EADS offer as it violated provisions of the Defence Procurement Procedure and Central Vigilance ...

Corporal punishment in 50% of child homes: Report - Times of India
Corporal punishment in 50% of child homes: Report  Times of India

India News: Corporal and coercive punishment, in violation of clearly laid out norms, was reported in close to half of 9500 child care institutions and homes wit.

Ladakh avalanche: Death toll rises to 7 - Times of India
Ladakh avalanche: Death toll rises to 7  Times of India

India News: Two more bodies were recovered on Saturday from the site where an avalanche struck two trucks in Ladakh, taking the death toll to seven, officials ...

Swine flu kills at least 40 in India's Rajasthan state - Al Jazeera English
Swine flu kills at least 40 in India's Rajasthan state  Al Jazeera English

BJP official among more than 1000 tested positive so far this year for H1N1 virus that wreaked global havoc in 2009.

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Madhya Pradesh: BJP leader Manoj Thackeray on morning walk found dead in a field
The perpetrators, who are yet to be identified, used stones to murder Thackeray, the police said.

PM Modi asks Bollywood How's the Josh. Vicky Kaushal gets Video of the Year for Uri
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the film fraternity "How's the josh?" at the inaugural event of the National Museum of Indian cinema in Mumbai.

2019 World Cup: India looking at Rishabh Pant as backup top-order batsman
2019 Cricket World Cup: Rishabh Pant, who will play the last two one-dayers for India A against the England Lions, has been reportedly asked to bat higher up the order as will be seen as a backup top-order batsman at the showpiece event.

Amit Shah fully healthy, discharged from AIIMS Delhi: BJP
Shah had informed people about his illness on Wednesday in a tweet. He was diagnosed with swine flu.

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Australian Open 2019: Maria Sharapova ousted as Barty wins thriller to reach quarters
Australian Open: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova looked in cruise control after taking the first set but local hope Ashleigh Barty fought back to win a thrilling fourth-round match in three sets. 

Viswasam box office collection Day 10: Ajith film continues to dominate ticket counters
Viswasam is continuing its dream run at the box office. The long holiday has helped the film recover the investment amount in a matter of just eight days.

Get us a finger or bone at least: Families of Meghalaya miners appeal to rescuers
The families of those trapped inside have appealed to the rescuers to somehow manage to pull the bodies out of the rat-hole so that they can at least perform the last rites.

It's Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: Study

It's Not Marriage, But Money That Keeps Most Urban Housewives Away From Starting Own Business: StudyThe study found that 1 in 4 of the women interviewed said they had tried starting their own enterprise but that 25 percent of these women were unable to maintain it.

Novak Djokovic's #10yearchallenge is Unmissable! Tennis Great Bares it (All) Most in These Pics!

Novak Djokovic's #10yearchallenge is Unmissable! Tennis Great Bares it (All) Most in These Pics!Now Novak, who is a known prankster with a penchant for theatrics, decided to make fun of himself and posted a decade old photo of him where in the first half of the pic he is in nothing but tight black underwear.

Abandoned bags in Kerala only clue of 230 on boat to New Zealand

Abandoned bags in Kerala only clue of 230 on boat to New ZealandPolice sources confirmed that while the boat left from Munambam harbour in the early hours of January 12, the fate of the passengers on board, among them over a hundred women, children and the elderly mostly from Delhi and Tamil Nadu remains uncertain.

Karnataka crisis: BJP’s Yeddyurappa says Congress-JDS govt need not worry, won’t destabilise them

Karnataka crisis: BJP’s Yeddyurappa says Congress-JDS govt need not worry, won’t destabilise themOn Friday, four Congress lawmakers gave the crucial party meeting a skip, without giving any reason for their absence. The CLP meet was called as a show of strength in a counter to an alleged bid by the BJP to topple the coalition government in Karnataka.

Zomato In Trouble Again? Man Alleges Plastic in Food, Hotel Owner Says 'Delivery App Rider Must Have Changed it'; See Pics

Zomato In Trouble Again? Man Alleges Plastic in Food, Hotel Owner Says 'Delivery App Rider Must Have Changed it'; See PicsThe owner of the restaurant which prepared the food blamed the Zomato delivery boy for the incident. The hotel owner has also registered a police complainant.

Sirsa journalist murder: Two polygraph tests nailed Haryana cop’s lie

Sirsa journalist murder: Two polygraph tests nailed Haryana cop’s lieThe Dera chief, along with three others - Krishan Lal, Nirmal Singh and Kuldeep Singh - was recently awarded life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 50,000 each.

Indian-American Sikh accorded with Rosa Park Trailblazer award

Indian-American Sikh accorded with Rosa Park Trailblazer awardAn Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities to change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community. Indianapolis-based Khalsa, 45, was presented the award for his continued demonstration of courage and compassion. In 2007, Khalsa was refused access to board an airplane because of his turban.

SC verdict on Maharashtra dance bars may discomfit many, but challenging notions of morality essential for progress

SC verdict on Maharashtra dance bars may discomfit many, but challenging notions of morality essential for progressThe Supreme Court judges ruled that the State could regulate, but not prohibit

`How is the josh`, asks PM Narendra Modi amid applause; Film industry, Twitterati respond with `High sir`
The question was made in an oblique reference to the recently released film Uri: The Surgical Strike.
BJP MP Saroj Pandey praises Rahul Gandhi, calls his action `mature`
It is to be noted that Pandey, a Rajya Sabha MP from Chattisgarh, had earlier made fun of the Congress president dubbing him as "mandh-buddhi (dim-wit)".
Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS Delhi after being treated for swine flu
Shah was diagnosed with swine flu on Wednesday and was admitted to the hospital, following complaints of chest congestion and breathing issues.
Pakistan to buy ammunitions for Howitzer guns to target Indian Army bunkers
It may be recalled that India had recently decided to buy 145 M177 Howitzer guns from the US 
Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi flagged off; check all details of the bi-weekly train
To give a better aesthetic look, the train is equipped with LED backlit snap frame showcasing major attraction of the cities that are en route. 
Air quality falls to `very poor` in Delhi, leaves Delhiites gasping for breath
The latest data released by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research showed that levels of prominent pollutants PM (particulate matter) 10 in Delhi's air was at 369.
BJP MP Anurag Thakur honoured with Sansad Ratna Award
He is the first MP from the BJP, besides being the only Member of Parliament from north India, to have been awarded the Jury Committee Special Award.  
Postgraduate student of MDI Gurgaon found dead in campus under mysterious circumstances
The deceased`s mother told police she received a message from her son on Saturday that "he was under tremendous stress."
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BJP president Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
BJP president Amit Shah, who was undergoing treatment for swine flue at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, was discharged Sunday.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Paceman Josh Hazlewood ruled out of Test series
Hazlewood's back injury plays spoilsport one more time.

AusOpen: 'Giant Slayer' Danielle Collins hammers Angelique Kerber to reach QF
Unseeded American finished Wimbledon champs' hopes of advancing.

AusOpen: Homegirl Ashleigh Barty takes down Maria Sharapova to reach maiden Grand Slam QF
* Barty reaches Melbourne quarters with win over Sharapova * Will meet Kvitova in last eight

AusOpen: Petra Kvitova steamrolls her way into quarter-finals
Kvitova makes first Slam quarters since 2017 U.S. Open * Ends 17-year-old American's fairytale run * To meet local hero Barty for place in the

Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika's producer Kamal Jain gets a paralytic stroke, 5 days ahead of release
'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' producer Kamal Jain is critical and has reportedly been put on a ventilator

Missing 'Platform Waali Kulhad Chai'? After a Gap of 15 Yrs, Clay Cups Set to Return at Railway Stations
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed caterers at Varanasi and Rae Bareli stations to use terracotta-made 'kulhads', glasses and plates.

Get Us at Least a Bone or Finger, Plead Kin as Divers Struggle to Retrieve Meghalaya Miner's Body Intact
The decomposed body was spotted by Navy rescuers on Day 20 of the mission to rescue 15 miners trapped in Meghalaya.

Goods Worth Lakhs Destroyed as Fire Rips Through Garment Store in Kolkata’s Gariahat
At least 19 fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the fire that was noticed around 1am at Traders Assembly building.

Trump Celebrates 5 New Citizens in Oval Office Ceremony as ‘Dreamers’ Drama Drags On
In a ceremony on Saturday that began to the strains of a violin and ended with a booming national anthem, Trump celebrated the five new Americans from Iraq, Britain, South Korea, Jamaica and Bolivia.

Mumbai Marathon 2019: Over 46,000 Indian, International Athletes Set to Hit the Streets Today
This year will see the participation of 8,414 runners in the Full Marthon, 15,457 in Half Marathon, 2,516 in Timed 10K, 17,661 in Dream Run, 1,005 in Senior Citizens Run, and 1,301 in Champions with Disability.

HSSC Constable Answer Key 2018 Released, Download Now at
The online window to raise objection will be available for the candidates till January 21, 2019. The recruitment examination was conducted on December 23, 2018.

JEE Main Results 2019: Dhruv Arora from Madhya Pradesh Tops; 15 Score 100 Percentile
In total, 8,74,469 students appeared for the JEE Main examination, out of which, 15 have scored 100 percentile and all are boys. Raj Aryan Agrawal from Maharashtra ranked second after Arora. But, maximum toppers are from Telangana with 4 students.

Bus Ferrying TMC Supporters from Mamata's Kolkata Rally Overturns, 35 Injured
The trapped passengers were rescued by locals and some of them were taken to the nearby hospital for treatment.

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Sun Jan 20 2019  British Pound Sterling 91.8274
Sun Jan 20 2019  Canadian Dollar 53.7634
Sun Jan 20 2019  European Euro 81.0373
Sun Jan 20 2019  United States Dollar 71.2758

Gold futures decline Rs 14 on profit-booking, weak global cues
Gold prices fell by Rs 14 to Rs 32,390 per 10 gram in futures trade on Friday as speculators went for profit-booking at prevailing levels amid a weak

Gold extends gains for 4th day, up by Rs 110 at Rs 33,300/10g
Gold prices on Thursday rose by Rs 110 per grams to advance the gaining streak for the fourth straight day at the bullion market here on increased de

Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir
A film about Manmohan Singh is a hatchet job on him and his party months before elections, say critics.

Australia v India: MS Dhoni half-century guides tourists to ODI series win
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav put on unbeaten fourth-wicket stand of 121 to guide India to a 2-1 one-day international series win in Australia.

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist's murder
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in prison for raping followers, is found guilty of murdering a journalist.

Meghalaya miners: Drone locates one body in flooded Indian mine
The fate of 14 other miners trapped in the mine in Meghalaya state is still unclear.

India women: First female climbs sacred mountain
Dhanya Sanal is the first woman to reach the summit of Agasthyakoodam, previously open only to men.

Kumbh Mela: Millions of Indians take holy dip
The Kumbh Mela festival, the largest gathering of people anywhere, is starting in northern India.

Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'
Kanaka Durga, who made history by entering the Sabarimala shrine, was allegedly hit by her mother-in-law.

'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist
Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.

'Sadhana Singh mentally ill': BSP slams BJP lawmaker for remark on Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh is “mentally ill”, said BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, after the MLA from Mughalsarai called Mayawati “a person worse than an eunuch”.

India vs New Zealand: 'Entree over, time for main course' – Styris throws down the...
Following their successful campaign in Australia, the Indian team will travel to New Zealand, where the two teams are scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20Is.

Centre mulls simultaneous Lok Sabha and J-K polls
The state has been under President’s Rule from mid-December after six months of Governor’s Rule, which was imposed after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the Peoples Democratic Party-led coalition government.

RJD for speedily sealing Bihar seat sharing, Congress for Rahul Gandhi rally fi...
According to sources, Lalu Prasad-led RJD?wants Congress to fight seats proportionate to the number of constituencies contested by it as an ally in 2015 assembly polls.

OPINION | Why the regional parties need the Congress
In a three-cornered race in a first-past-the-post system such as India’s, the regional parties will stay relevant only if there isn’t too much gap between the other two groupings or parties — in terms of seat share, and strike rate. In 2014, there was.

ED attaches Zakir Naik's properties worth Rs 16.4 crore
The agency identified the properties as Fatima Heights and Aafiyah Heights in the city, an unknown project in Bhandup, and Engracia in Pune.

India vs Australia: Sourav Ganguly praises Virat Kohli for 'not abandoning MS Dhoni...
Dhoni scored an unbeaten 87 off 114 balls to anchor India to a seven-wicket victory in the third ODI here to clinch the series 2-1. India won their maiden bilateral ODI series triumph in Australia.

'India is world's fifth largest investor in science,' says govt's principal scientific...
K Vijay Raghavan, principal scientific advisor to the government of India, and Sir Mark Walport, chief executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), explain why the future of research and innovation depends on international collaborations.

Descendants of indentured labourers want government to look into the issues facing PIOs
Indentured labourers’ descendants, attending Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, want govt to look into issues facing PIOs.

Trump taps 3 Indian-American experts for key admin posts
Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of Treasury.

Kamala Harris says inspired by her super hero Indian-American mother
Harris, 54, is the first Indian-origin Senator in the US. Her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris immigrated to the US for studies at the age of 19 from Tamil Nadu.

Indian-origin Singapore student wins gold medals at World Memory Championships
Dhruv Manoj won in the "names and faces" and "random words" disciplines, beating 56 other contestants in the "kids category" in the competition held from December 20-22.

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president
Subramaniam, currently the executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will assume his new role on January 1, 2019.

UAE-based Indian girl planned to livestream suicide, saved
A 20-year-old Indian girl here upset over comments mocking her picture on social media planned to commit suicide and livestream it, but was saved in time by the police.

This 13-year-old Indian teenager owns software company in Dubai
Aadithyan Rajesh, a student from Kerala, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application as a hobby to beat boredom.

Satya Nadella and Sunder Pichai attend White House Tech Summit
The US government plans to tighten restrictions on exports of new technologies due to national security concerns.

Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
BJP leader and in-charge of the party’s IT cell Amit Malviya said Mr. Shah was fine and has returned home from the hospital.
Committee discusses challenges faced by working women
The Working Women’s Coordination Committee, affiliated to the CITU, organised its district-level conference on the Challenges faced by working women i
CITU opens gruel centres for jobless fireworks workers
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on Saturday opened 38 gruel centres to distribute gruel to the family members of 8 lakh employees who have be
Session on nationalism leads to heated debate in Dharwad
A session on nationalism on the second day of the Dharwad Sahitya Sambhrama led to a heated debate and also some confusion as some among the audience
App to monitor, address three basic issues: Minister
The Information Technology Department and the Tamil Nadu e-governance agency were developing an ‘app’ to exclusively monitor and address three basic i
Direct money transfer to anganwadis slammed at Kalaburagi ZP general body meeting
The State government’s decision to transfer the required money to anganwadi workers for buying eggs and milk for children was criticised by the genera
Poor compensation for damaged boats hits fishermen
Two months after the disaster, they have just begun to receive the relief for partially damaged boats
Goods destroyed in godown fire at Vellore
Exact loss being estimated; no casualties reported
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An 18-Month-Old Victim in a Very Old Fight
Renewed conflict in Kashmir is killing and blinding the young as politicians remain unwilling to find a just resolution to the old dispute.

Her Visit to a Men-Only Temple Went Smoothly. Then the Riots Started.
Bindu Ammini found a placid scene in the Sabarimala Temple, which for centuries had barred women of menstruating age. In the ensuing protests, 3,000 were arrested.

She Wanted to See Her Boyfriend. She May Have Been Beheaded for It.
Days after a 16-year-old’s mutilated body was found in a small Indian town, the police arrested her father, who they believe arranged her killing.

In India, Building Bridges Between Life and Art
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, South Asia’s biggest art show, uses interactive exhibits and live performances to help Indians connect with contemporary art.

Two Women Enter a Temple. A Country Erupts.
The debate over whether women of childbearing age can visit a shrine in southern India has become a battle involving caste, gender, party politics and history.

Protests Break Out After 2 Women Enter Hindu Temple in India
The Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, India, until recently, barred women of childbearing age from entering. Two women went in for the first time, sparking protests both against the women and in support of women’s rights.

Women Defy Sexist Tradition and Enter Indian Temple
Two women in black robes entered Sabarimala Temple, a centuries-old Hindu shrine in Kerala. India’s Supreme Court recently struck down the temple’s policy banning women of childbearing age.

2 Indian Women Enter Sabarimala Temple, Setting Off Protests Near Hindu Shrine
The act by two women in the state of Kerala followed demonstrations for women’s rights, including a millions-strong “human chain.” But that set off protests against their entrance to the temple.

Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi, Karan Johar Attend Punit Malhotra's Birthday Bash
It was filmmaker Punit Malhotras 37th birthday and the whos who of Bollywood was present at the bash which took place in Mumbai on Saturday night
"Weak Link" Aaron Finch Takes The Blame For ODI Series Loss Against India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made Aaron Finch his bunny during the ODIs, dismissing him three times.
Kulhads To Make Comeback To Railway Stations 15 Years After Introduction
Having been elbowed out by the more utilitarian plastic and paper cups over the years at railway stations, "kulhads" which were introduced by former railway minister Lalu Prasad 15 years ago are all...
Controversy Erupts Over BJP Leader's Offensive Remarks On Mayawati
Sadhana Singh, a lawmaker of the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, has come under severe criticism from the opposition for offensive comments against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. The BSP...
Weight Loss: Best Whole Grains To Include In Your Diet To Lose Weight
When it comes to keeping hunger pangs under check, healthy carbohydrates and fibre-rich foods are the best like whole grains. Here are the best whole grains that you may want to include in your weight...
World's Cutest Dog Dies. "Broken Heart" Likely Reason, Say Owners
Boo, the world's cutest dog, has died of a "broken heart", his owners have confirmed.
US School Apologizes After Students In Trump Hats Mock Native American
A Catholic school in Kentucky condemned a group of its students, many of whom wore "Make America Great Again" hats, after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that...
UP Cop Shifted Out After Video Shows Elderly Woman Pleading At His Feet
Tej Prakash Singh, a police inspector from Lucknow was removed from his post and sent to the police lines, after a viral video showed an elderly woman begging and falling at his feet, to register a...
'Apna time aayega': Underground rappers ahead of 'Gully Boy' release

'Apna time aayega': Underground rappers ahead of 'Gully Boy' releaseNew Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) "Apna time aayega" is a catchphrase from a "Gully Boy" song that is resonating with underground or street rappers, who hope to grab more spotlight for their talent of "asli hip-hop" once the Bollywood film hits the silver screen. "Gully Boy", starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is said to be inspired by the life story of street rappers Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy, known for their song "Mere Gully Mein". Several underground rappers like Vivian Divine, Slow Cheetah, Emiway Bantai and KR$NA are ecstatic as a film is finally being made on the most misunderstood genre of music -- rap, which started out as a form of protest music/poetry by African-American performers, or as a non-violent means of fighting against racism, discrimination and ridicule.

Nice to see Bollywood celebrities associate with social causes: John Abraham

Nice to see Bollywood celebrities associate with social causes: John AbrahamMumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor John Abraham, who is the face of Habitat Humanity India that builds houses for homeless people in the country, said that he feels nice when he sees his colleagues from Bollywood associate themselves with various kinds of social causes. John was interacting with the media at a meet and greet session for Habitat Humanity India on Saturday here. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have been associated with various kinds of social causes.

Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrives in India

Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrives in IndiaPrime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrived in India on Sunday. He will be in the country from January 20-28. After spending a day in the capital, he is scheduled to leave for Varanasi on Monday. During his more than a week-long visit, Jugnauth will hold talks with the various leaders and attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi. During the visit, the Mauritius Prime Minister will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind. He is also schedule to visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

Pet Fed: India's biggest pet festival returns to Mumbai for second edition

Pet Fed: India's biggest pet festival returns to Mumbai for second editionIndia's biggest pet festival, Pet Fed, returned to Mumbai for its second edition. Pet lovers gathered in Bandra Kurla Complex on Saturday for the two-day festival. Amenities such as play area and different section of pet clothes welcomed the animal lovers at the event. Festival's founder Akshay Gupta said his love for pets motivated him to organize the event at such a young age. "There is an event for every liking of a human being, whether you like food, alcohol, music, art. There is an event for you. There wasn't anything for people who like pets. There was nothing for pets themselves. So, we thought why not create something where people who like and have animals can come together and have some fun," Gupta told ANI.

Tea body chief moots promotion of tea as aspirational experience

Tea body chief moots promotion of tea as aspirational experienceGuwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) There is a need for an image makeover for the tea, particularly to attract the young generations towards the hot cuppa, said President of the Tea Association of India (TAI) Mudit Kumar on Saturday. Addressing the 34th biennial general meeting of the Tea Association of India, Assam branch (TAIAB), he said there is a need to promote the drink as an aspirational consumption experience. "We had been marketing tea as a cheap drink.

Odisha showcases investment opportunities at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Odisha showcases investment opportunities at Vibrant Gujarat SummitGandhinagar/Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Odisha government showcased its investment opportunities at a roadshow during the "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019" in Gandhinagar on Saturday. In all, 116 investors from Gujarat attended the investors' meet to learn more about the investment opportunities provided by Odisha. With able and stable governance, progressive policies, competitive cost and ease of doing business, availability of raw materials, industry-ready infrastructure and skilled manpower, Odisha beckons Gujarat-based industries to explore new growth opportunities," said Nitin Jawale, MD, Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (IPICOL).

Immense opportunities for Czech technology, manufacturing in India: Kovind

Immense opportunities for Czech technology, manufacturing in India: KovindNew Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind, who said there are immense opportunities for Czech technology and manufacturing in India. Along with an economic partnership, defence was a key pillar of India-Czech bilateral relations, and India counted the Czech Republic as a key partner in its growth story, Kovind said, according to an official release.

Will ruin career prospects: Karni Sena warns Kangana Ranaut

Will ruin career prospects: Karni Sena warns Kangana RanautThe Karni Sena on Saturday warned 'Manikarnika' Kangana Ranaut that if she continues to voice dissent against the outfit, they would ruin her career prospects and burn her film sets. This comes a day after Kangana issued a statement saying that she will destroy the Karni Sena if they continue to harass her over the release of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. 'Reflecting on Kangana's statement, Ajay Singh Sengar, president of Maharashtra Karni Sena said, "If she continues to threaten the members of our outfit, we will not let her walk freely in Maharashtra and will burn her film sets." He also claimed that if the film, in any way, insults the queen of Jhansi, the Hindu society will not forgive her. Earlier this week, the outfit had written to producers, director and the writers of 'Manikarnika' that if the image of Rani Laxmibai is maligned in the film or if she is shown to be the lover of some British national, the makers will have to "face consequences." The Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2019. "Four historians have certified Manikarnika, we have got censor certificate as well, Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me. If they don't stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them," she had said on Friday. The period drama is based on the life and struggles of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The film is slated to hit the big screens on January 25.

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