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Will step down if asked: Sheila Dikshit (Just in)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress party’s chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that she will step down if asked to.

India evolving as global hub in defence manufacturing: Parrikar (2 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the partnership between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and industries is transforming India into a global defence manufacturing hub.

TMC activists tried to damage my car: Babul Supriyo (2 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday accused Trinamool Congress activists of attacking his carcade and trying to damage his car during his visit to Durgapur Steel Thermal Power station (DSTPS).

Case registered against oil minister’s brother for irregularities (4 minutes ago)
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha Vigilance on Monday said that it has registered a case against ‘Pradhan Gas Service’ owned by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother for irregularities. The gas agency is based at Talcher in Angul district.

Schools should follow nursery admission guidelines: Sisodia (6 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After some private schools reportedly refused admission to children living in the neighbourhood, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the schools were allotted land “practically free of cost” with some conditions and they should abide by them.

Amarinder to fight from Lambi, Sidhu from Amritsar East (10 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday got the party high command’s nod to fight against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi in the state assembly elections.

Complainant soldier in hospital, has talked to wife: Army (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Army on Monday said Lance Naik Yagya Pratap, who took on to social media to air service-related grievances, was admitted to hospital after showing “aggressive behaviour” and stopping eating, adding that his phone is with him and he also talked to his wife.

Mamata says Akhilesh deserves ‘cycle’ symbol (18 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Akhilesh Yadav, saying he “deserved” the Samajwadi Party’s acycle’ symbol.

Two crushed to death under train while shooting stunts (20 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students were crushed to death under a train here, police said on Monday, adding that the two were trying to shoot a stunt video.

India’s entry into NSG cannot be a farewell gift, China says (Lead) (22 minutes ago)
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Sticking to its stand, China on Monday said India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) cannot be a “farewell gift” to the outgoing US President Barack Obama.

Mob clashes with police as accident kills five (24 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) At least four schoolchildren and one of their guardians died when a speeding car hit them here on Monday, triggering mob violence which left some police personnel injured.

PETA slams Stalin’s ‘anti-national’ remark (20:26)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After DMK’s Working President M.K. Stalin dubbed PETA as “anti-national” for its criticism of Jallikattu, the animal welfare organisation hit back, saying to stand for kindness is patriotic and to stand for cruelty is “un-Indian”.

I’m all for alliance with Congress: Naresh Aggarwal (20:24)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal on Monday said that he supported his party forming an alliance with the Congress for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Mulayam should give his blessing to Akhilesh: Lalu (20:20)
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Congratulating Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on getting the cycle symbol of Samajwadi Party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday advised SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to bless his son and mend broken bonds.

SC calls status report on SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots (Lead) (20:20)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

This is homecoming for me: Navjot Sidhu (Second Lead) (20:16)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after his formal induction into the party, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday termed his joining the Congress as his “homecoming” and said his fight was for the “redemption of Punjab”.

BJP Kaikeyi, Congress Kaushalya in Sidhuism (20:12)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the Congress, “Sidhuisms” were back in circulation — he compared Ramayana’s characters Kaikeyi with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Kaushalya with the Congress.

EDMC sanitation employees call off strike (20:12)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The sanitation employees of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Monday called off their 12 day-long strike over non-payment of salaries.

Celebrations in Akhilesh camp after EC allots it ‘cycle’ symbol (20:02)
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in the Akhilesh Yadav faction of the Samajwadi Party (SP) here on Monday evening after the Election Commission declared the 43-year-old Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as the rightful owner of the party symbol and name.

‘Sweeping generalisations about GMO not fair’ (19:42)
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 16 (IANS) Sweeping generalisations about safety of GMOs are “not fair”, an eminent scientist said on Monday.

INS Betwa to be uprighted in couple of months (19:40)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Missile frigate INS Betwa, which tipped over while undocking on December 5 last year, is likely to be set upright in another two months as the Indian Navy on Monday signed a contract with a marine salvage firm for ‘righting’ the boat.

SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to abort (Lead) (19:34)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman with 24-week-old-foetus to undergo medical termination of pregnancy as its continuation could endanger her life.

Reliance Industries announces Rs 30,000 crore rights issue (19:32)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Reliance Industries on Monday announced a rights issue of optionally convertible debentures to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore to further fund its Jio 4G telecom services business that now has a subscriber base of 72.5 million.

Khattar announces development grant for Yogeshwar’s village (19:32)
Sonipat (Haryana), Jan 16 (IANS) The wedding celebrations of international wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt have brought some good news for his village in Sonipat district of Haryana, with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announcing several development projects there.

Speed governors: SC warns Transport Secretaries of 10 states (19:24)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday told the Transport Secretaries of 10 states to file their response on a plea seeking installation of speed governors in vehicles, failing which they would have to appear before it.

Speed governors: SC warns Transport Secretaries of 10 states (19:24)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday told the Transport Secretaries of 10 states to file their response on a plea seeking installation of speed governors in vehicles, failing which they would have to appear before it.

Will contest against Akhilesh if he does not relent: Mulayam (Lead) (19:24)
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said he was prepared to contest against his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav if attempts to keep the party united fail.

Akhilesh wins ‘cycle’ war, blow to Mulayam (Second Lead) (19:22)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday recognized the faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party and allotted it the ‘cycle’ symbol, dealing a huge blow to Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Ban anti-national PETA, demands Stalin (19:18)
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) DMK’s Working President and Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly M.K. Stalin on Monday urged the central government to ban People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as it “is anti-national”.

Sidhu threatens to ‘expose’ Sukhbir Singh Badal (19:14)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday threatened to “expose” Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for his alleged misdeeds.

Rajesh Verma appointed Odisha CM’s Secretary (19:14)
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday appointed Rajesh Verma as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Akhilesh gets ‘cycle’, blow to Mulayam (Lead) (19:08)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday allotted the ‘cycle’ symbol to the Samajwadi Party faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

ATM withdrawal limit hike ‘eyewash’, says Mamata (19:04) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dubbed as an “eyewash announcement” the hike in daily ATM withdrawal limits announced by the RBI and demanded all restrictions be lifted.

EC gives ‘cycle’ symbol to Akhilesh faction (18:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Election Commission has allotted the ‘cycle’ symbol to the Akhilesh Yadav faction of the Samajwadi Party, party leader Ram Gopal Yadav announced on Monday.

BREAKING NEWS: Akhilesh faction gets ‘cycle’ symbol: Ram Gopal Yadav (18:56)

Intelligent Systems centre launched at IIIT Hyderabad (18:52)
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) was inaugurated at International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad here on Monday.

Himachal CM announces ropeway to link Dhauladhar range (18:44) IANS Photo Service
Palampur, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said a ropeway would be set up to link this area with the majestic Dhauladhar range located in its backdrop to promote adventure-related activities.

Patiala to host Great Britain Debate on Tuesday (18:42)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Patiala city in Punjab is to host Britain’s premier debating competition in India, the ‘Great Britain Debate’, on Tuesday, an official statement said here.

PMO’s tweets on Gangasagar deaths unfortunate: Trinamool (18:40) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Fire Minister Sovan Chatterjee on Monday described the tweets by the Prime Minister’s Office on the accidental death of six women in West Bengal’s Gangasagar as “unfortunate”.

TN seeks Rs 39,565 cr towards drought relief (18:32) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday requested the central government for Rs 39,565 crore assistance towards drought relief and an immediate release of Rs 1,000 crore.

RBI ‘apprehensive’ of cooperative banks’ ability to report data to tax department (18:28)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In view of recent amendments brought into Income Tax Rules on furnishing information to the income tax department, the cooperative banks “may face some issues” to report information data as required by law enforcement department, an RBI official said on Monday.

Sidhu refuses to comment on CM candidature (18:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has joined the Congress, on Monday deftly side-stepped questions on his possible chief ministerial candidature for Punjab.

CIL to empanel merchant banker for acquiring foreign coal assets (18:20)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) State-run Coal India is to empanel a merchant banker or an investment banker for assistance in acquiring coal assets abroad, the leading miner said in a tender document.

Female Manipuri militant remanded to judicial custody (18:14)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A court here on Monday remanded a suspected female Manipuri militant of the proscribed KCP (Poirei Meitei) outfit to judicial custody until January 31.

Sidhu betrayed Punjab by joining Congress: Phoolka (18:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior AAP leader H.S. Phoolka on Monday accused Navjot Singh Sidhu of betraying the people of Punjab by joining the very Congress he used to flay for corruption and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

Massive protests against Jallikattu ban in Tamil Nadu (Lead) (18:02) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai’s Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport that marks the Makar Sankranthi celebrations.

SC notice on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook (Lead) (17:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the central government’s response on a plea seeking to put in place regulation to protect the privacy of the messages of WhatsApp and Facebook users.

Navy chief reviews ‘Guard of Honour’ by NCC cadets (17:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Navy chief Sunil Lanba on Monday visited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Camp here and reviewed a ‘Guard of Honour’ presented by the cadets in the run-up to Republic Day.

Amazon India unveils regional language help for sellers (17:44)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) To assist and guide the sellers in regional languages, Amazon India on Monday launched support services in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu languages.

BSP expels Sahibabad MLA (17:42)
Ghaziabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday expelled its Sahibabad MLA Amar Pal Sharma for “anti-party” activities.

Over 40% data science tasks to be automated by 2020: Gartner (17:42)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) More than 40 per cent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, market research firm Gartner said on Monday.

India’s entry into NSG cannot be a farewell gift, China says (17:42) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) China on Monday said India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) cannot be a “farewell gift” to the outgoing US President Barack Obama.

IoT-based DDoS attacks to rise in 2017: Report (17:40)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Cybercriminals will use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as there are now several Internet of Things (IoT) devices containing outdated codes and operating with well known vulnerabilities, a global security firm warned on Monday.

SP legislator, Congress, BSP leaders join BJP (17:36)
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) In another jolt to the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), its Bhagwantnagar legislator Kuldeep Senger joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.

J&K MLC won’t face FIR for calling Burhan Wani freedom fighter (17:34)
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir legislative council Chairman on Monday extended the protection of the house to the National Conference legislator who called Hizbul commander Burhan Wani a “freedom fighter” and said that a police complaint would not be allowed to be lodged against him.

Kejriwal’s ex-aide blames Jung for his arrest (17:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former Principal Secretary has blamed former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for his arrest for alleged corruption.

World’s richest 8 men own same wealth as 3.6 billion: Study (Lead) (17:04)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Eight richest men in the world own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, said a study by Oxfam, an international confederation of 19 social organisations, on Monday.

Plea in HC for concession to cancer patients in Rajdhani Express (16:58)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A PIL was filed on Monday before the Delhi High Court seeking direction for the Railway Ministry to provide fare concession for cancer patients in Rajdhani Express to reduce their financial burden and travel time during such a tough period.

Delhi Pet trade fair to introduce wide range of new products (16:44)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The 9th India International Pet Trade Fair (IIPTF), a three-day event from February 17-19, for the first time will have products related to small mammals and aqua apart from canine products.

Dangal girl Zaira says sorry for meeting Mehbooba (16:38)
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Dangal girl from Jammu and Kashmir Zaira Wasim, who gave a sparkling performance in the Aamir Khan-starrer record-breaking movie, took to social media on Monday to post an apology for meeting state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Uttarakhand Congress leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP (16:34)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior Uttarakhand Congress leader and minister in the state cabinet Yashpal Arya on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

CPI-M slams formation of tribal party alliance in Tripura (16:32)
Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after three tribal-based political parties in Tripura came together and called for a 12-hour shutdown to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling CPI-M on Monday termed the move a “separatist action”.

Water supply to remain affected till Tuesday due to rise in ammonia (16:28)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The disruption in water supply here may continue for a couple of more days until ammonia levels at three of the major Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) fall to permissible limits, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said on Monday.

Nitish Kumar rejects BJP demand to postpone longest human chain (16:22)
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday rejected BJP’s demand to postpone its programme of forming the world’s longest human chain on January 21 in support of prohibition in the state in view of the boat tragedy that claimed 24 lives.

Tourists flock to Himachal after widespread snow (Lead) (16:08)
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Shimla, Manali and other parts of Himachal Pradesh are wrapped in a blanket of snow to the glee of tourists. There was more snowfall on Monday.

Will contest against Akhilesh if he does not relent: Mulayam (15:54)
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said he was prepared to contest against his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav if attempts to keep the party united fail.

SC notice to Centre: regulate WhatsApp, Facebook (15:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking to put in place regulation to protect the privacy of contents of messages of WhatsApp and Facebook users.

I am being framed, says arrested Bengal BJP leader (15:46) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP West Bengal Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar on Monday said he had been arrested on fabricated charges.

Fire at Presidency University, no casualties (15:42)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Presidency University here on Monday but there were no casualties, the fire department said.

41 held in online gambling syndicate (15:40)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 41 persons were arrested here after an illegal online gambling syndicate was busted, police said on Monday.

Uproar in J&K assembly over compensation to 2016 unrest victims (15:38)
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes when opposition National Conference (NC) demanded clarification from the state government over the issue of compensation to the victims of 2016 valley unrest.

Bihar CM promises to punish those responsible for boat tragedy (15:28)
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said action would be taken against officials found guilty of dereliction of duty in connection with the boat tragedy that claimed 24 lives.

Global inequality widens rich-poor gap, says Oxfam (15:24)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Global inequality in sharing resources and wealth distribution is widening the gap between the rich and the poor worldwide, said the British international confederation Oxfam on Monday.

Three antique idols repatriated from Australia to be displayed (15:20)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Culture will showcase at the National Museum here three of India’s antique idols which were illegally exported to Australia and brought back recently, it was announced on Monday.

Congress ups ante in Punjab polls; Amarinder to fight against Badal (15:04)
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Enthused by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the party, a fired up Congress on Monday announced that its state president Amarinder Singh would take on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the latter’s traditional assembly seat of Lambi.

BJP releases second list of candidates for Goa (14:58)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its second list of seven candidates for the Goa assembly elections to be held on February 4.

This is homecoming for me: Navjot Sidhu (Lead) (14:32)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after his formal induction into the party, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday termed his joining the Congress as his “homecoming” and launched a broadside against Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

BJP planning Congress-free Manipur: Javadekar (14:30) IANS Photo Service
Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar disclosed on Monday that the Bharatiya Janata Party is planning a Congress-free Manipur.

Selfie-points at polling booths in Agra (14:26)
Agra, Jan 16 (IANS) Voters can now take pictures of themselves after casting their vote as there will be selfie- points at 73 model polling centres in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh.

Web-based resource hub launched in Agra to help the blind (14:22)
Agra, Jan 16 (IANS) A new web-based resource hub, “Drishti-Connect” was launched in Agra to assist people with sight problems solve their day to day issues and seek help from trained volunteers.

India to remain one of the fastest growing economies: Moody’s (14:20)
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service and its Indian affiliate ICRA Ltd on Monday said India will remain one of the fastest growing major economies globally in 2017 and the government will likely achieve its fiscal deficit target of 3.5 per cent of GDP for the current fiscal year ending March 31.

Land laws amendments to dominate Jharkhand budget session (14:18)
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) The budget session of the Jharkhand assembly beginning from Tuesday is likely to be stormy as the opposition parties are gearing up to raise several issues like land acts amendments and mining leases.

Snapdeal offers cashback, protection plans on Google Pixel (14:10)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday partnered with Google Pixel, the first Google smartphone, as their online retail partner, offering cashback and mobile protection plans.

Trump, Brexit and demonetisation to be addressed in Kerala’s new IT policy (14:04)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) The likely after effects of Trump’s ascendancy, Brexit and demonetisation woes are being taken into consideration as the Kerala government is set to unveil its new IT policy, said a top IT honcho who was part of its making.

Serial rapist may be involved in over 50 cases: police (13:54)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A serial rapist now in custody may have targeted more than 50 victims although he claims he didn’t rape all, police said on Monday.

Brainwavz launches two new headphones (13:30)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Hong Kong-based audio company Brainwavz Audio on Monday launched new ‘B Series’ of headphones in India. The devices — B100 and B150 — are priced at Rs 4,199 and Rs 7,499 respectively.

RBI has no data on scams in co-op banks post demonetisation: RTI (13:30)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The RBI has admitted that it has no details of any irregularities or scams in the exchange of the demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 by the cooperative banks, a reply under RTI revealed on Monday.

SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to abort (13:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman with 24-week pregnancy to undergo medical termination as its continuation could have endangered her life.

Peace returns to communal clash hit Lucknow locality (13:22)
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Peace returned in the old city area here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, which was singed by a communal clash late Sunday night and is under a strict watch, police said.

Amarinder contesting to help Badal win: Kejriwal (13:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh is also contesting from Lambi constituency to help Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal win, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

Punjab assembly polls: Younger voters hold the key for ageing leaders (News Analysis) (13:00)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) With three-cornered contests on the cards in a majority of the 117 assembly seats in Punjab this time, younger voters are likely to hold the key for the major political parties — the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) — for the crucial assembly elections on February 4.

Modi’s compensation for Bengal stampede victims (12:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the next of kin of each of the six women who died in a stampede in West Bengal.

HP unveils world’s first mini workstation in India (12:22)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) HP Inc. on Monday announced to make the world’s first workstation called Z2 Mini in India which is designed for users in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other compute-intensive industries.

Tiger population booms in India’s Terai region (12:22)
By Kushagra Dixit
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.

EC takes note of Mayawati’s sops announcement (12:18) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) The Election Commission has taken note of the announcement made by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati that her government would dole out cash if voted to power, an official said on Monday.

This is homecoming for me: Navjot Sidhu (11:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after his formal induction into the party, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu termed his joining the Congress as his “homecoming” and launched a broadside against Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

SC wants status report on anti-Sikh riot’s SIT probe (11:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by the SIT set up in 2014.

Karnataka police officer arrested on rape charge (11:32) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) A police officer was arrested for allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman in Karnataka’s Tumakuru town, officials said on Monday.

40 kids injured in Mathura school bus accident (11:18)
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 40 school children were injured early on Monday when a bus carrying them turned turtle in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said.

Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai (11:00) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai’s Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.

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