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Akhilesh-led SP, Congress, RLD may form Bihar-style grand alliance in UP (21:10)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh may take shape on the lines of the grand alliance in Bihar, with UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led SP, Congress and the RLD as its constituents, sources in the Congress said on Sunday.

Six women pilgrims die in mad rush to board launch at Gangasagar (Lead) (20:58)
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Six pilgrims, all women, suffocated to death during a mad rush to board a vessel from the crowded jetty on their way home from Gangasagar fair in West Bengal on Sunday after taking the holy dip, a state minister said.

Eight picnickers dead, seven injured in Bengal road accident (20:42)
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Eight persons returning after a day-long picnic were killed and seven others were injured when their pick-up van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Sunday, police said.

Left announces first set of candidates for UP polls (20:32)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Left Front on Sunday announced its first list of 105 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Barkha Dutt resigns from NDTV (20:30)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Well-known senior TV journalist Barkha Dutt on Sunday decided to quit NDTV after 21 years of service to explore “new opportunities”.

Congress releases second list of candidates for Goa polls (20:30)
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) The Congress party on Sunday released its second list of seven candidates for the upcoming Goa assembly polls, taking the number of candidates finalised so far to 34 of the 40 assembly seats.

Swaraj India launches ‘Jawab Do Hisab Do’ campaign (20:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Swaraj India on Sunday launched a month-long ‘Jawab Do Hisab Do’ campaign in Delhi in which the common man will demand accountability and answers from the government and its representatives.

Delhi sees respite from cold on Sunday, Monday likely to be pleasant (Lead) (20:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A day after the capital saw its coldest morning, the rise in mercury on Sunday gave residents of national capital some respite from the cold wave with the maximum temperature at 24 degrees Celsius and minimum to 8.6. Monday is also expected to be pleasant.

Man held for raping one, molesting two minor girls in Delhi (20:22)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A man has been arrested here for allegedly raping one minor girl and molesting two others last week, police said on Sunday.

Baijal clears delimitation report of Delhi municipal wards (20:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has cleared the delimitation report of municipal wards, an official said on Sunday.

Sidhu joins Congress, calls it ‘new inning’ (Evening Lead) (19:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Calling it “a new inning” in politics, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday finally joined the Congress after a meeting with its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here.

Manipur CM should resign for failure to end blockade: Javadekar (19:10) IANS Photo Service
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday demanded resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for his failure to end the ongoing economic blockade which has affected availability of essential commodities in the region.

Six die in mad rush to board ship at Gangasagar (19:08)
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Six pilgrims, all women, died due to suffocation during a mad rush of the crowds to board a vessel at Kachuberia on their way home from Gangasagar fair after taking the holy dip, a minister said.

Himachal’s education sector sees rapid expansion: Government (19:06)
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has made giant strides in education, progressing from one college, nine high schools and 52 middle schools in 1948 to over 15,000 governmental educational institutions, including 116 colleges, an official statement said on Sunday.

World Book Fair ends on high note (18:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The 44th World Book Fair ended here on a high note on Sunday as thousands of bookworms thronged to grab their favourite books in best deals.

Antony asks Congress leaders to end infighting (18:24) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister A.K. Antony on Sunday asked Congress leaders to end their infighting, saying it was eating into their support base.

Children hit streets against police officer’s transfer (With Images) (17:52)
Bhopal, Jan 15 (IANS) Hundreds of children hit the streets in Katni town in Madhya Pradesh to protest the transfer of a police officer who unearthed a Hawala scam.

New child adoption norms to be operational from Monday (17:48)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) To strengthen the child adoption mechanism in the country, recently notified Adoption Regulation, 2017, will become operational from Monday, the government said on Sunday.

Bengal BJP Vice President sent to three days police custody (Lead) (17:44) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A court here on Sunday sent to three days police custody BJP’s West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar, arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates on the pretext of getting them jobs.

Wanted criminal held in Delhi (17:28)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A 29-year-old criminal, wanted to stand trial in cases of attempt to murder, violations of the Arms Act and land grabbing, was arrested here, the Delhi Police said on Sunday.

Two Delhi water treatment plants shut over ammonia levels (17:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Two water treatment plants were shut here on Sunday due to high level of ammonia in raw water. The closure could lead to water shortage in several parts of the city.

Replacing Mahatma with Modi on calendar part of ‘Brand Modi’ promotion: Tharoor (17:08) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Terming replacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s picture from the 2017 calendar and diary of the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo a “marketing exercise”, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said it was part of the all-out efforts to promote “Brand Modi”.

Gunfight in Kashmir’s Anantnag district (17:08)
Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) A gun battle erupted between security forces and militants on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Aditya Thackeray escapes unhurt in road accident (16:54) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray escaped unhurt when his vehicle was hit on Sunday afternoon by a speeding car which had jumped a traffic signal here, an aide said.

Hope Sidhu doesn’t drown in ‘sinking ship’: Rijiju (16:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday ridiculed cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for joining the “sinking ship” of the Congress.

Bengal BJP Vice President sent to three days police custody (16:20) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A court here on Sunday sent to, three days police custody, BJP’s West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar, arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates on the pretext of getting them jobs.

China wants PPP model in Belt and Road (16:10)
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China wants its ambitious One Belt One Road project to be developed on the public-private partnership model in the participating countries.

President greets soldiers on Army Day (15:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted soldiers on the Army Day and remembered those who made the “supreme sacrifice” in the line of duty.

Indian Army chief warns Pakistan (Lead) (15:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Warning Pakistan but without naming it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that India desired peace but will give a befitting reply if peace was disrupted.

Navjot Sidhu finally joins Congress (Second Lead) (14:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday finally joined the Congress after a meeting with its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here.

We’re receiving third-grade coal, DVC tells CIL (14:14)
By Bappaditya Chatterjee
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Alleging that substandard supplies have been causing it huge losses, power major Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has approached Coal India Ltd (CIL) for improved quality of coal after 78 per cent test results of third-party sampling have reported grade slippage — with shale and stones found in the coal, an official said.

Assocham calls for a Budget that revives eonomy post note-ban (14:04)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Industry chamber Assocham on Sunday appealed to political parties to ensure that the Union Budget for fiscal 2017-18 to be presented to Parliament on February 1 aids the revival of economic sentiment at a time of depressed demand and investment.

‘If Modi can demonetise, he can also revamp higher education and research’ (13:56)
By Sahana Ghosh IANS Photo Service
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government should show decisiveness of the kind that was on display over demonetisation to depoliticise and revamp regulatory bodies in higher education and research like the University Grants Commission (UGC), a noted scientist has said.

President offers condolences on Bihar tragedy (13:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the boat tragedy in Patna that left 25 persons dead.

Don’t air grievances on social media: Army chief (13:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday told soldiers not to air their grievances through social media.

Glam, glitter and glory at Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (Lead) (13:14)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The annual glittering 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) got underway here on Sunday with participation of a large ladle of glamour, top sportspersons, corporate bigwigs and commoners enthusiastically making a ‘run for it’.

Army chief warns of ‘power display’ if peace disrupted (13:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said India will display its power if peace on the border was disrupted.

Demonetisation fallout: ATM makers get a big boost in new orders (13:04)
By Meghna Mittal
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The government’s November 8move last year to demonetise higher-denomination currencies was said to be aimed at tackling the issues of black money and counterfeit notes. But it has also uncovered the skewed ratio of ATM machines, as compared to the population, providing a boost to the makers of such machines.

Navjot Sidhu joins Congress (Lead) (13:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday joined the Congress after meeting its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here, the party said.

Death toll in Bihar boat tragedy is 25 (12:52)
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) The death toll in the boat tragedy here rose to 25 on Sunday as rescuers recovered four more bodies, officials said.

President condoles death of Surjit Singh Barnala (12:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the death of former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala.

Sidhu joins Congress (12:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday joined the Congress after meeting its Vice President Rahul Gandhi, the party said.

Why Uber is bullish on carpooling, ride-sharing for Indian roads (Tech Trend) (12:22)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Getting “more people into fewer cars” has the potential to cut congestion and, therefore, pollution in urban cities. In India, carpooling and ride-sharing can actually improve urban mobility and global online cab-hailing app Uber has hit the ground running on this count.

Joy is the natural choice for every human being: Sadhguru (IANS Interview) (11:58)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Who does not want joy? It is, after all, the “basic fabric” of life, the “natural choice” of every human being. And yet, it is only an “occasional visitor” in most of our lives. This is because, says world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru, our bodies and minds are not taking instructions from us. But there’s a way out — and the way out is in.

Rs 2 lakh each for kin of Bihar boat tragedy victims: Modi (11:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the victims of the Bihar boat tragedy that left more than 20 persons dead.

Himachal sees rise in mercury, may get more snow (11:04) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a marginal rise in mercury owing to cloudy conditions, but the Met office here forecast chances of more rain and snowfall in the next three days.

J&K ‘designpreneur’ wants to style Priyanka Gandhi, Omar Abdullah (With Images) (11:00)
By Ruwa Shah
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) “We don’t need to be told we are empowered, we are born free,” says a journalist-turned-designpreneur from Jammu and Kashmir who feels being a woman is her strength, is impressed by the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi dresses and wants to style politico-fashion icons Priyanka Gandhi and Omar Abdullah.

Modi wishes soldiers on Army Day (10:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the soldiers on the Army Day and commended the Indian Army’s service to the nation.

Glory, glitter and glam at Mumbai marathon (10:42)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The annual glittering 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) got underway here on Sunday with participation of a large ladle of glamour, top sportspersons, corporate bigwigs and commoners enthusiastically making a ‘run for it’.

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow (10:40) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday.

The US statesman who out-argued the Devil and his curious career (Column: Bookends) (With Images) (10:36)
By Vikas Datta
Among the outstanding American statesmen (and one stateswoman) to never become President, Daniel Webster never let ambition, pride or popularity deflect him from his inalienable political principle: his country’s preservation, even by tactical compromises over policies that might be personally detestable, and negotiations over force. But he is chiefly remembered as a polished, powerful and persuasive orator who once even bested the Devil.

Foggy Sunday morning in Delhi (10:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) It was a foggy Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

Over 30 houses gutted in Himachal fire (10:20)
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said.

Bengal BJP Vice President arrested for taking money from SSC candidates (Third Lead) (01:14) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) BJP’s West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar was on Saturday arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates on the pretext of getting them jobs, police said.

PM expresses grief over deaths in Bihar boat tragedy (00:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his grief over the boat tragedy in Patna where 20 passengers were killed and many others were missing.

 

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