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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.

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.

India offers to host boxing Olympic qualifiers

BFI president Ajay Singh had on Tuesday written to Watanabe stating the federation's interest in hosting the event in case it had to be shifted out of Wuhan.

World Archery lifts suspension of India

The AAI had been suspended since August 5, 2019, with Indian athletes only allowed to compete under a neutral flag at events that directly affected their qualification chances for the Olympics.

Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic

Sources in Beijing said that the government has shut down the city's airport, railway stations, short-distance ferries and long-distance coaches in Central China's Wuhan city, following 18 deaths due to the 2019-nCoV, a new strain of coronavirus, previously not identified in humans.

Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme Court

"Sentence must be proportionate to the crime," the court said.

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingyas from genocide

The judges unanimously pronounced in favour of the Gambia, which had accused Myanmar of committing genocidal acts against the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state and had requested the top United Nations court to enforce provisional measures to ensure that Myanmar complies with the 1948 Genocide Convention signed by the country in 1956, Efe news reported.

At Jaipur Literature Festival, actress Nandita Das opposes CAA, NRC

Addressing the media in the inaugural day of the Festival, she said: "India is a secular country, but it is happening for the first time when the people are being asked to be identified in the name of religion."

Withdraw cash from your neighbourhood shop with PhonePe ATM

A customer in need of cash can simply open the PhonePe app, go to the 'Stores' tab and click on the 'PhonePe ATM' icon to locate nearby shops offering this facility.

Pakistan lawyers’ body asks its Ahmadiyya members to renounce their faith

Sources in Islamabad said the newly elected Islamabad Bar Association has asked its members to submit an affidavit to declare their faith by January 31, 2020.

Cocktail of suspicion and distrust against govt, says Congress

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said while speaking to the media that "There is a cocktail of suspicion and distrust against the government and this should be avoided. When the atmosphere is of fear, trust deficit is humongous and when you have such rules then fear increases ten times."

Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China

The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan.

‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ to re-release in India on February 14

Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" was his love letter to Los Angeles of 1969, and it has won commercial success and critical acclaim all over the world.

International Court to rule on Myanmar genocide case

The case was brought to the ICJ by the Gambia accusing the Southeast Asian nation of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.

AAP’s ‘kaam ki chai’ campaign for Delhi polls

Claiming to be the second famous "chai wala" of the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prafull Billore, the Founder and CEO of the MBA Chai Wala, told IANS that although he does not support any political party, but was here as Arvind Kejriwal was working on improving the basic education and health facilities, which were the need of the hour.

Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury

Mirza and her Ukranian partner Nadiia Kichenok were trailing 0-1 in the second set against the Chinese pair of Xinyun Han and Lin Zhu when the Indian was forced to retire due to a calf injury. The Indo-Ukranian pair had lost the first set 2-6.

No AGR dues payment till next SC verdict, says Airtel to DoT

"Airtel has written to DoT that it will not be making the AGR dues payment today and wait till next hearing of the Supreme Court on its modification petition," the sources said.

NIA to bring disgraced Kashmir DSP to Delhi

The NIA is investigating him for helping terrorists. According to sources, Davinder Singh was brought to Jammu on a transit remand and a formal remand from the NIA court will be taken on Thursday.

Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut

Flights were cancelled out of Canberra Airport as fires raged nearby. Officials issued emergency warnings urging people to stay away from the airport as two blazes threatened to breach the airfield's perimeters.

Nirbhaya convicts hanging goes into limbo as judge transferred

Additional Session Judge Satish Kumar Arora has been transferred to the Supreme Court as Additional Registrar on deputation basis for one year.

Kejriwal to hold roadshows in 5 constituencies on Thursday

Kejriwal will hold roadshows in Matiala, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri, Tughlakabad and Kalkaji.

Muslim clerics to spread awareness against CAA, NRC

A decision to this effect was taken when a delegation of Jamaat Raza-e-Mustafa met clerics and the Shahr Qazis in Bareilly and requested them "to hold peaceful protests till the government gives in and announces a rollback."

Sonia’s return temporary, need organisational polls, says Tharoor

In an interview with IANS, the career diplomat-turned politician spoke on the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and its potential to bring about opposition unity, the "dismal" situation in the country 68 months into Narendra Modi's prime ministerial reign and the "uniformly negative" headlines in the world media about the happenings in India where "the social fabric is in tatters" and "tensions are dividing the society".

Work begins on Chandrayaan-3 mission, says ISRO

"We have started working on our third lunar mission to land an unmanned spacecraft near the moon's south pole. The project work has gained momentum to launch the lander and rover by early 2021," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said at a space event here.

Syrian rebels fire mortar shells on Aleppo city

The dozens of shells slammed several residential areas, caused injuries particularly among children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Priyanka to lead Cong movement on farmers in UP

According to sources, under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress will organise 'Kisan Jan Jagran Abhiyan' at the village level every month highlighting farmers' problems in the state. Later, a massive rally of farmers will be held in the districts of the state.

Tulsi Gabbard file $50M defamation suit against Hillary Clinton

"Whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated" Clinton lied about Gabbard, her lawyers said in the case filed in the Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday.

Disappointed over SC’s refusal to stay CAA, says Jamaat-e-Islami

In a media statement issued on Wednesday, JIH Vice President Muhammad Salim Engineer said: "We expected the Supreme Court to come forward and help the people of India by staying the CAA because it is the responsibility of the apex court to fix the error committed by the Parliament. Supreme Court's refusal today to stay the implementation of CAA has disappointed us."

Court directs Delhi police to file a report on Jamia plea

Metropolitan Magistrate Rajat Goel passed the directions while hearing a plea filed by the varsity's administration under section 156 (3) Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) seeking registration of an FIR against the Delhi Police as it entered the varsity campus without permission and subjected to brutality with the students.

Australian Open: Divij enters 2nd round in doubles, Rohan ousted

Divij and Sitak needed an hour and 28 minutes to win the first-round match 6-4, 7-5 against their lower-ranked opponents. The pair won 69 per cent first-serve points and hit 27 winners to get their Australian Open campaign going.

Mumbai to enter 24×7 era from midnight January 26-27

Addressing a joint press conference, the two ministers said that the programme to let establishments be always open will be implemented in designated malls, mills and multiplexes around the city in consultation with the Mumbai Police and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.

Goa Congress to approach CBI over illegal mining lease renewals

Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra had on Tuesday indicted former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former Mines Secretary P.K. Sain and Mining and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya and directed the state government to order a CBI probe into the matter.

Republicans beat back Democrat bid to call witnesses at Trump trial

At the trial that began on Tuesday afternoon under the presidency of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, the acrimonious partisanship was on full display as the Senate tried to set the stage for the trial Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Kerala CAA face-off to intensify between Gov, CM

The Vijayan cabinet that met here on Wednesday approved the Governor's address to the Kerala Legislative Assembly to be delivered on the January 29, and it includes the controversial suit that the Vijayan government has filed in the Supreme Court.

No mention of Kashmir in US readout of Trump-Khan meet

The readout of the meeting in Davos on Tuesday makes only mention of "regional issues" among the many topics discussed, chief among them Afghanistan, where the US is negotiating a settlement with the Taliban.

No stay on CAA, NPR, says SC

The top court gave four weeks time to the Centre to file a counter affidavit.

Karnataka police arrests Mangaluru airport bomb case suspect

"Aditya Rao, 36, a prime suspect in placing a bag with an improvised explosive device (IED) or a crude bomb in it at the Mangaluru international airport on Monday, was arrested after he surrendered at the DGP office," a police official told IANS here.

Australia to host 11th Indoor Cricket WC in October

The tournament will be held at two state-of-the-art, elite indoor cricket venues in Melbourne: Casey Stadium and CitiPower Centre.

Lucknow poet says Shah violated section 144 in rally

"My daughters Sumaiya and Fauzia have been booked for violating prohibitory orders but what about Amit Shah who addressed a rally of thousands in the state capital on Tuesday? Surely there were more than four people in the rally. How can there be two sets of the same law for different people?" he asked.

nCoV: Cochin begins screening passengers from China, Hong Kong

Even though there are no direct flights to either China or Hong Kong from CIAL, such passengers will be arriving on flights mostly from Malaysia and Singapore.

Vodafone quits Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project

Vodafone joins PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Mercado Pago, eBay, Stripe and Booking Holdings in withdrawing from the controversial project -- and is the first company to exit after the Libra Association was formed in October last year, coindesk reported on Tuesday.

China reports 440 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia

The cases had resulted in nine deaths, said Li Bin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, at a press conference, reported Xinhua news agency.

UP police fails to give evidence, PFI members get bail

PFI president Wasim Ahmad, who was accused of masterminding violence, was granted bail and released on Tuesday.

Report Governor action on mercy plea in Rajiv murder case, says SC to TN

A Bench, headed by Justices L. Nageswara Rao, pulled up the Centre for the CBI-led multi-disciplinary monitoring agency's (MDMA) failure to unravel the larger conspiracy behind the former Prime Minister's assassination.

US Senate rejects Democratic bids for Trump documents

The motion, an amendment to the Republican-proposed resolution guiding the trial process, was brought up by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday. It called for subpoenaing any "documents, communications and other records" kept by the White House, Xinhua reported.

Thousands protest against CAA in north Karnataka city

Kalaburagi is about 600km north of Bengaluru.

BCCI asks Saha to skip Ranji game ahead of NZ tour

Saha is recovering from a finger injury which he picked up during the Day/Night Test against Bangladesh here in November.

NCPCR takes up complaint on use of kids for protests

The national child rights body has written to the district magistrate of South Delhi and has asked the authority to submit a detailed report within ten days.

After hours of waiting, Kejriwal files nomination

Kejriwal, who reached the office of the Returning Officer (RO) at Jamnagar House to file his nominations at around 12.30 p.m., stepped out at around 7 p.m. He was number 45 in the queue.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoles death of 8 Kerala tourists in Nepal

Vijayan's office said all arrangements are being made to bring back the bodies of the dead at the earliest.

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13 years in jail

The 56-year-old was also ordered by the Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People's Court to pay a fine of two million yuan ($289,540), reports the BBC.

ED to auction 15 artworks, watches from Nirav Modi assets

A live auction in Mumbai on February 27 will take place, followed by an online auction on Saffronart's platform on March 3 and 4.

Johnson govt loses 1st parliamentary votes since election

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal on January 31, was approved by MPs earlier this month without any changes, said a BBC report.

Myanmar President promises probe into Rakhine war crimes

The commission was established by the President's office in July 2018 to investigate human rights violations allegations in Rakhine state around the conflict between Myanmar's military and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in 2017, Efe news reported.

TDP MLC quits over three-capital move

The former minister sent his resignation to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally, says Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth's comments came during the 50th-anniversary function of the Tamil magazine "Thuglak" last week.

Pune’s Virology institute to test novel coronavirus samples

The Diagnostics Laboratories networks are also equipped to test such samples if the need arises, said the MoHFW Secretary on Monday, in the wake of a major nCoV outbreak in China, where the first foreigner to contract the virus was a 45-year-old Indian school teacher.

Global entertainment industry embraces Alibaba Cloud

The TPN is a joint venture between two major entertainment industry associations; the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA).

South Korea to send troops to Hormuz Strait

The forces, however, will not join a US-led coalition, but conduct independent operations, the Ministry said, a move seen as reflecting Seoul's consideration of relations with Tehran and Washington's request for contribution to its campaign to secure the waters off Iran, Yonhap News Agency said in a report.

Surat fire engulfs textile market

The 10-storey building was gutted as 50 fire tenders fought billowing flames in the Saroli area.

Zomato acquires UberEats India for nearly Rs 2,500 crore

According to sources close to the deal, it is in the range of over $350 million or nearly Rs 2,500 crore.

My aim is to defeat corruption, take Delhi forward, says Kejriwal

n a tweet in Hindi, he said the fight is between other parties and the work done by AAP.