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Army chief felicitates national bravery awardees (Just in)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday felicitated the winners of National Bravery Awards, an official said.

Dances, acrobatic performance showcased at Chinese cultural show (4 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Group dances and solo performances by artistes and acrobats were highlights of a cultural show held here as part of the Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations.

Speeding truck kills 3 Jain pilgrims in Bihar (19:08)
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) At least three Jain pilgrims were killed and four injured by a speeding truck in Gaya district of Bihar on Thursday, police said.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Jallikattu protests (19:00)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday backed the revoking of the ban on Tamil Nadu’s controversial bull-taming sport — Jallikattu — describing it as “a game for which both the bull and the people are prepared well”.

NIC India’s technological bridge: Ravi Shankar Prasad (19:00)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the technological bridge of India and is best placed to lead the way for a Digital India, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday.

India Art Festival kicks off in Delhi (18:58)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) An exhibition can be engaging, fun and intellectually satisfying. But when several galleries join to present their artists on one single platform, it leads to a series of conversations between artists and viewers, curators and viewers, and between the works of art themselves.

Yes Bank net soars to Rs 882 cr (18:58)
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Private sector Yes Bank Ltd on Thursday said it closed the third quarter of the fiscal with higher net profit.

Assam refinery sends wax consignments to Thailand and Hong Kong (18:54)
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam’s Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has achieved yet another milestone in wax marketing.

Remove squatters, illegal parking under flyovers: Delhi LG (18:50)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday ordered the removal of encroachments and unauthorised parking under flyovers and near U-turns on Delhi roads to ensure smooth traffic in the city.

Studying ant relocation amid environmental challenges to help humans adapt (18:48)
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers at IISER-Kolkata’s Ant Lab here are exploring why ants take the risk and bear the cost of relocation, particularly in the face of environmental challenges such as rising temperatures and monsoon.

Internet can’t be allowed to be abused by a few: IT Minister (18:46)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Internet is one of the finest creations of human mind which can’t be allowed to be abused by a few, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Government weakening state-run insurance companies: CPI-M (18:44)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday accused the central government of weakening state-run general insurance companies through disinvestment, which it said is “not in the country’s interest”.

Four legislators of opposition parties suspended in Jharkhand (18:30)
Ranchi, Jan 19 (IANS) Four legislators belonging to two opposition parties in Jharkhand were suspended on Thursday till March 31 for indiscipline in the house.

SC rejects plea to recognise divorces granted by Church (18:24)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea that sought recognition to divorce decrees passed by ecclesiastical courts to Catholic couples.

‘Honest Haryana CM surrounded by few corrupt bureaucrats’ (18:22)
Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) Rocky Mittal, Publicity Advisor to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, said on Thursday the latter is surrounded by a few corrupt bureaucrats and he will expose them in his songs.

Delhi court extends Manipuri militant’s police custody (18:22)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A court here on Thursday extended till January 24 the police custody of suspected KCP (Poirei Meitei) militant Khoirom Ranjit.

Jallikattu: Protesters swell, Modi dashes hopes of ordinance (Roundup) (18:12)
Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The ongoing massive protests in support of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu looks set to intensify with Prime Minister Narendra Modi remaining silent on the demand to promulgate an ordinance enabling the holding of the traditional bull-taming sport.

Kin of Bengal land protest, accident victims to get Rs 2 lakh (17:54)
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the two villagers shot dead during the protest against farmland acquisition in Bhangar as well as victims of two accidents.

CBI scared of Manish Sisodia, says Kejriwal (17:46)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe irregularities in the ‘Talk to AK’ campaign, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency is scared of the Deputy CM.

India to work closely with Asean for regional cooperation: V.K. Singh (17:40)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Observing that Asean has evolved into a role model for regional cooperation, India on Thursday said it was working closely with it for building regional cooperation.

Ahead of Trump’s ‘terrible inauguration’, celebrated American poet finds ‘heaven’ in Jaipur (Lead) (17:34)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) As US president-elect Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in on Friday, celebrated American poet Anne Waldman has said that she finds solace and happiness amid the power-packed literary gathering here.

Intolerance, extremism major security threats: US Naval Commander (17:30)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Intolerance and religious extremism are major threats to global security, Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa, said on Thursday.

‘The Past Was Yesterday’: An artist’s journey through decades  (17:18)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Renowned artist Akhilesh is celebrating his 60th birthday or Shasti Poorti, with a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures executed between 1974 1nd 2015.

UP bus tragedy deaths rise to 25, school’s licence cancelled (Lead) (17:16)
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) The deaths in the road accident in Etah of Uttar Pradesh, where a speeding truck collided with a school bus early on Thursday, rose to 25, the state police said.

Lakhvi’s nephew killed in Kashmir gunfight (Lead) (17:10)
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Security forces in Kashmir on Thursday gunned down Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Musaib, a nephew of Mumbai 2008 attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, police said.

UP bus tragedy deaths rise to 25, school’s licence cancelled (Lead) (17:16)
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) The deaths in the road accident in Etah of Uttar Pradesh, where a speeding truck collided with a school bus early on Thursday, rose to 25, the state police said.

Lakhvi’s nephew killed in Kashmir gunfight (Lead) (17:10)
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Security forces in Kashmir on Thursday gunned down Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Musaib, a nephew of Mumbai 2008 attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, police said.

Haryana to run polytechnics in PPP mode (17:06)
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) The Haryana government on Thursday announced that new polytechnics being set up in the state would be run in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in collaboration with leading industrial houses.

MobiKwik appoints Daman Soni as VP for Growth (17:04)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Domestic mobile wallet platform MobiKwik on Thursday appointed Daman Soni, former head of instant messaging app LINE India, as Vice President for Growth.

HCL Concerts organises contemporary Indian classical music event (17:04)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Dedicating an evening to the contemporary Indian classical music, the HCL Concerts musical event will be held here on Friday.

Sonowal launches housing scheme for poor (17:02)
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to provide a secure house to every rural family.

Kerala BJP activist hacked to death, CPI-M denies role (16:54)
Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) A 52-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death near Kannur, two days after a senior national BJP leader warned the CPI-M of dire consequences if it did not stop political murders.

Government to introduce Aadhaar-based digital payment soon: Prasad (16:50)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After the demonetisation of high value currency and its subsequent digital push, the government is now going to introduce a new Aadhaar-based digital payment system for the common man soon, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday.

Human chain event: Patna HC asks CS, DGP to appear on Friday (16:48)
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) Expressing concern over the “forcible participation” of school children in a proposed “human chain” in support of the state government’s prohibition policy, the Patna High Court on Thursday directed the Bihar Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) to appear before it on Friday.

Tejas to make debut at Republic Day (16:38)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will make its debut run in the Republic Day Parade this year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) announced on Thursday.

LeEco announces discounts this Republic Day (16:30)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Chinese internet technology conglomerate LeEco on Thursday announced that its online marketplace LeMall.com will offer discounts on its products during the Republic Day sale from January 20 to 25.

Rs 60.90 cr awarded at Digi-Dhan Melas: NITI Aayog (16:30)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) NITI Aayog on Thursday said that over 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants were declared winners of prize money worth Rs 60.90 crore at 24 Digi-Dhan Melas, held under lucky draw schemes ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ (LGY) and ‘Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana’ (DVY).

Head constables in Telangana get holiday to watch movie (16:28)
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In a rare development, all head constables in Adilabad district of Telangana were on Thursday given a day’s holiday to watch a Telugu movie.

PMK to hold Jallikattu if Centre doesn’t promulgate ordinance: Ramadoss (16:24)
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid massive protests in Tamil Nadu in support of Jallikattu, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday said his party will hold the bull-taming sport on January 26 if the Centre did not promulgate an ordinance on it in two days.

PM, Sonia condole school kids’ deaths in UP road accident (Lead) (16:24)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prominent political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, have condoled the death of 15 school children, who died in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district on Thursday.

Alibaba’s UCWeb to invest Rs 2 bn in India, Indonesia (16:20)
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) UCWeb, part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, on Thursday announced plans to invest Rs 2 billion over the next two years in the Indian and Indonesian market with a focus on enhancing content.

Know your civic rights, in a fun way (16:08)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) How well do you know the Constitution of India? Are you fully aware of your rights or do you feel deprived of the basic duties that you deserve?

‘Ahead of Trump’s ‘terrible inauguration,’ celebrated American poet finds ‘heaven’ in Jaipur (With Images) (16:08)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) As US president-elect Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in on Friday, celebrated American poet Anne Waldman has said that she finds solace and happiness amid the power-packed literary gathering here.

Bengal global business summit to see mega participation (Preview) (15:58)
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) In the shadow of demonetisation and a violent anti-land acquisition protest in Bhangar, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government is to inaugurate the third edition of its annual two-day business summit on Friday that will see participation from 25 countries.

Buy Google Play recharge codes with Paytm (15:54)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Mobile payment platform Paytm on Thursday launched an option to buy Google Play recharge codes on its platform, enabling Android users to recharge their Google Play accounts hassle-free.

Abolish old brick kilns to fight fog: Atmospheric scientist (15:36)
By K.S.Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) In the wake of 15 schoolchildren dying in a tragic bus accident in Uttar Pradesh, reportedly due to foggy conditions, a renowned atmospheric scientist has called for an immediate end to practices that include the operation of traditional brick kilns in the region and the burning of crop residue in Punjab.

Rajnath promises more paramilitary forces for Manipur (15:26) IANS Photo Service
Imphal, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday promised more central paramilitary forces to Manipur which has been reeling under an economic blockade since November 1.

DMK wants all-party meeting, assembly sitting on Jallikattu (15:22) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Thursday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to call an all-party meeting during the day as well as a special assembly sitting on Friday over the Jallikattu issue.

Assets, mortgage-backed securities will be stable in 2017: Moody’s (15:18)
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service and its Indian affiliate ICRA Ltd. on Thursday said the performance of commercial vehicle (CV) loans backing asset based securities (ABS) and the residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) will be stable in 2017.

Jharkhand assembly disrupted over amendments to land laws (15:08)
Ranchi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly proceedings were disrupted on Thursday as JMM legislators protested the amendments to the two key state land acts originally formulated to protect the rights of the tribal and indigenous people.

PMK leader Ramadoss detained in Delhi (15:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss was on Thursday detained by Delhi Police after he protested outside the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here in support of Jallikattu.

Trainee SI ends life at CISF centre (15:06)
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) A trainee sub-inspector allegedly committed suicide at the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) training centre at Hakmipet here on Thursday, police said.

Tribunal orders attachment of Mallya’s property for debt recovery (Lead) (15:02)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) here on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of tycoon Vijay Mallya’s properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

Obama makes farewell call to Modi, thanks him for partnership (Lead) (14:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Hours before he exits the White House, US President Barack Obama made a farewell call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thanking him for his partnership and to review bilateral cooperation in various fields, including defence and civil nuclear energy.

Flock team messenger unveils fake news detector (14:46)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In its bid to stop proliferation of fake news and misinformation on Internet, Flock, a team messenger for businesses, on Thursday launched Fake News Detector (FND), allowing users to stop the flow of false information into the messaging app.

Stop crashes on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, demands social activist (Lead) (14:40)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal on Thursday served an eight-day ultimatum to the Maharashtra government to make travel on the accident-prone Mumbai-Pune Expressway safer, failing which she would launch an agitation.

6,000-year-old cemetery unearthed in China (14:28)
Xi’an, Jan 19 (IANS) A 6,000-year-old cemetery has been unearthed in China’s Shaanxi province, archaeologists said.

Sidhu has joined Congress without any pre-conditions: Amarinder (14:28) IANS Photo Service
Amritsar, Jan 19 (IANS) Coming together for the first time after cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the Congress, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that Sidhu had joined the party without any pre-conditions.

10th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival kicks-off (14:24) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) The much-anticipated 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) kicked-off here Thursday morning with renowned poet and lyricist Gulzar and celebrated American poet Anne Waldman delivering the keynote address and mystic Sadhguru and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje joining them on the stage.

Kashmir assembly seeks return of migrant Pandits (14:20)
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution, seeking the return of hundreds and thousands of Kashmiri Hindus who migrated from the Valley at the beginning of a separatist war in the late 1980s.

Panneerselvam seeks ordinance on Jallikattu, PM says matter is subjudice (Lead) (14:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid massive protests in support of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to promulgate an ordinance enabling the holding of the popular bull-taming sport. Modi while assuring support, pointed out that the matter is sub-judice.

Post-note ban, mixed bag for consumer sector in 2017: Jefferies (14:14)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) An interesting dichotomy in consumer spending space has emerged for this year as a result of demonetisation where a shift from unorganised to organised trade will be confronted by a weak macro-environment, says a top investment banker.

Stop crashes on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, demands social activist (14:06)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal on Thursday served an eight-day ultimatum to the Maharashtra government to make travel on the accident-prone Mumbai-Pune Expressway safer, failing which she would launch an agitation.

Centre has set CBI after Delhi government: Satyendra Jain (14:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain said on Thursday the Centre has set CBI after the Aam Aadmi Party-led government to create sensation and disruption ahead of the Punjab assembly elections.

After 5 years of fall in learning, (some) progress for primary schools (13:54)
By Prachi Salve and Shreya Shah
After five years of declining learning outcomes, new survey data show improvements in some basic reading and arithmetic levels in primary school (Grade I to Grade V), even as learning levels in upper primary school (Grade VI to Grade VIII) show a decline.

Goa polls: Five men who matter (13:26)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The 2012 assembly polls were largely centred on the man of the moment, Goa’s seniormost BJP leader who promised hope and change: Manohar Parrikar.

Punjab polls: No cake-walk for Badals this time (News Analysis) (13:26)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) With the Punjab assembly polls turning into a three-horse race for the first time, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, face the most serious electoral challenge of their careers.

Telangana offers to create industrial park for S.Korean firms (13:18) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Telangana state government has offered to create an exclusive industrial park for South Korean companies with specific incentives.

Manipur CM’s son to push modern tech, digitisation if elected (With Images) (12:44)
By Iboyaima Laithangbam
Imphal, Jan 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s son, Surajkumar, 29, who is fighting the state assembly elections from the Khangabok constituency, plans to stress on modern technology and digitisation in the northeastern state if elected.

Kanpur train derailment likely to be transferred to NIA (12:22)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Home Ministry is likely to hand over the Kanpur train derailment case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday, sources said.

New mobile app to help fishermen (12:22)
Kochi, Jan 19 (IANS) An app under the aegis of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been developed to aid fishermen to increase their catch and reduce the cost of operations, the developers said.

DigitalOcean, Hasura to help students build apps on cloud (12:22)
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) To encourage students build solutions and launch business ventures, US-based cloud platform DigitalOcean and app building platform Hasura on Thursday partnered with IIT-Madras to launch the second edition of “Introduction to Modern Application Development” (IMAD).

Tribunal orders attachment of Mallya’s property for debt recovery (12:22) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of industrialist Vijay Mallya’s properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh (12:10) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.

Globalisation under attack, world needs reality check: Sitharaman (12:08) IANS Photo Service
Davos, Jan 19 (IANS) At a time when globalisation is under attack as seen from recent voter preferences in the Western world, India has urged the world community to do a “reality check”, even as the country remains on track to grow its trade and economy at faster pace.

 

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