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Nurture our daughters with equal opportunities, says Sachin

"Daughters are our pride and the light in our lives. Let's nurture them with love and equal opportunities to follow their dreams," Tendulkar said in a tweet.

Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on ‘poha’ remark

Congress said, "this is the real face of the government which is watching your eating habits."

UP announces cash rewards for Tokyo Games medalists

Apart from this, those winning silver and bronze medals at the prestigious quadrennial event will be rewarded with Rs 4 and 2 crore, respectively.

Telegram introduces new feature to enhance chat experience

With this, the users can now explore three new kinds of Telegram Polls - Visible Votes, Multiple Answers and Quiz Mode.

Iraqi Shia leader calls for scheduled pullout of US troops

Al-Sadr made the call in a letter sent to a massive rally of Iraqis in al-Jaderiyah district, central Baghdad, reports Xinhua news agency.

RBI Includes NPR in KYC Papers, Tamil Nadu Village Responds by Emptying Bank Accounts

Since December 13, India has been witnessing relentless voices of dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The CAA-NRC-NPR has been welcomed with fear and insecurity and had triggered never-ending demonstrations and marches. The decision of the central government was clearly seen as an organized attempt to create an environment of panic. And this incident that happened at Kayalpattanam, a village in Tamil Nadu shows exactly how people view this recent exercise. 

JNU students get relief from HC

"So far as the remaining students are concerned, they need to register within one week as per the old manual. No late fees will be charged from them too," says Justice Rajiv Shakdar.

Johnson’s Brexit deal becomes law

Some MPs cheered as Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans confirmed the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act had been given the Queen's approval in a short announcement to the House of Commons on Thursday, reports metro.co.uk.

Kerala health guidelines to tackle coronavirus

"The guidelines that we have come out with are based on the WHO protocols. Necessary precautions have been taken and this would be at all the state-run Medical College hospitals and the district hospitals. Isolation wards will be kept ready, in case need arises," said Shailaja.

Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state

The statement from Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry issued late Thursday comes after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) earlier in the day had unanimously ruled that the country should "take all measures within its power" to prevent genocidal acts against the Rohingya on its territory, including the killing of its people.

Nepal Airlines permanent pilots warn of resigning en masse

In a notice served to the Executive Chairman of the flag carrier, the pilots said that there was a huge difference in remunerations for them and expat pilots, as their foreign counterparts have been hired on a contract basis and their taxes are being paid by the airline, the Kathmandu Post said in a report.

Human ‘satyagrah’ chain to converge at Rajghat on Jan 30

Sharing posters and an invite, the members of 'Young India against CAA-NRC-NPR' campaign called for a "fight against the Godses of past, present and future".

EC asks Kapil Mishra to reply by Friday on his Pakistan comment

The Returning Officer (RO) for the Model Town Assembly constituency, Banwari Lal in his letter to Mishra on Thursday said: "It has been observed that there are several news items in the electronic media and social media about your statement on Shaheen Bagh like -- 'Delhi me chote chote Shaheen Bagh Bane', 'Shaheen Bagh me Pak ki entry' and 'India vs. Pakistan 8th February, Delhi. On February 8, on the streets of Delhi there will be a competition between India and Pakistan'."

Facebook working to re-elect Donald Trump, says Geroge Soros

"Facebook will work to re-elect Trump and Trump will protect Facebook," the 89-year-old said during a speech at a dinner hosted by his non-profit Open Society Foundation at Davos on Thursday, reports Politico.

Kerala trade and culture fest to return to Sharjah

Set to be held from January 30 to February 1, the 'Come On Kerala Festival' is the second largest festival to be organised at the Sharjah Expo Centre, reports the Khaleej Times.

Meerut to have war memorial for animals

The memorial will be unique since it will be devoted to service animals, mostly dogs, but also horses and mules.

Serena Williams suffers shocking exit at Australian Open

Williams had been hoping to take an outright lead in overall Grand Slam titles with 24 but fell agonisingly short in a three-set epic on Rod Laver Arena.

Not just Wifi, battery charging is also free, says Kejriwal to Shah

Kejriwal made the remarks on Shah's statement which he made during a campaign rally on Thursday. Shah had said that while Kejriwal had promised free Wifi to the city, Shah's "mobile battery got drained, but cannot spot any wifi spot".

Subhankar Dey helps Awadhe Warriors to 1st win in PBL 2020

With the two teams locked at 3-3, it boiled down to the men's singles face-off between Dey and Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk to decide the outcome of the penultimate tie on Thursday evening.

‘A ship of fools and a circus’: Voters react to Trump impeachment trial

Barely days into Trump's impeachment trial, US voters who spoke with IANS are already dug in on how the trial currently on in Washington DC might affect outcomes in the US presidential elections this November.

Farmers to get back land grabbed by Azam Khan

The land was seized by the district administration on Wednesday.