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 2020-01-26 21:41 

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Five people from Rajasthan honoured with Padma Shri...

Jaipur, Jan 26 (PTI) Conservationist and environmentalist Himmata Ram Bhambu, also known as Ratna Ram of Rajasthan, is among the five people from the state who have been awarded the Padma Shri this year. Bhambu, a nature lover, has made matchless contribu...

 2020-01-26 20:53 

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Two booked for desecration of Bhagwan Nityananda's idol...

Thane, Jan 26 (PTI) Two trustees were booked on Sundayin connection with the desecration of the idol of SwamiBhagwan Nityananda at Ganeshpuri in Thane district ofMaharashtra, police said.The accused are identified as Ramchandra Shenoy, thechairman of Shre...

 2020-01-26 20:45 

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Honour on Swami Vishwesha Teertha welcomed...

Mangaluru, Jan 26 (PTI) Vishwaprasanna Teertha Swami ofPejawar mutt on Sunday welcomed the Centre's decision toconfer 'Padma Vibhushan' on the late Vishwesha Teertha Swamiand said it is an honour for the entire sant community. The Swami, the s...

 2020-01-26 20:36 

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IED found in Manipur on R-Day, disposed of...

Imphal, Jan 26 (PTI) An Improvised Explosive Device(IED) was on Sunday found on the banks of Imphal River atSingjamei Waikhom area in the Manipur capital, an officialstatement said.It was later detonated by a bomb squad at an emptyplace in Lamdeng area in...

 2020-01-26 20:12 

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Ex-Army jawan killed by leopard in U'khand village...

Pauri (U'khand), Jan 26 (PTI) A leopard killed an ex-Army jawan in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Pravin Singh, 55, was assaulted and killed by the leopard at Angni village near Tarkeshwar when he was returning home after attending a wedding ceremony ...

 2020-01-26 20:04 

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Comedian Bharti Singh moves HC, seeks quashing of FIR...

Chandigarh, Jan 26 (PTI) Comedian Bharti Singh has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking quashing of an FIR in which she along with actress Raveena Tandon and filmmaker Farah Khan was booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during a T...

 2020-01-26 19:48 

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Will continue to chant 'azadi' slogans: UP Cong chief...

Mathura, Jan 26 (PTI) Daring UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take action against him, state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu on Sunday said he will continue to chant "azadi" slogans. He said this while referring to Adityanath's warning...

 2020-01-26 19:33 

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5 detained at JLF for raising anti-CAA slogans...

Jaipur, Jan 26 (PTI) Five people were detained for raising slogans against the amended citizenship law during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here, police said. They were released following a warning to not repeat such act in future, the...

 2020-01-26 19:22 

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Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar leads R-Day celebrations in Bengal...

(Eds: Updating with fresh inputs)Kolkata, Jan 26 (PTI) The 71st Republic Day wascelebrated with enthusiasm and fervour in West Bengal onSunday, with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurling the Tricolourand presiding over a ceremonial march past by armed force...

 2020-01-26 19:11 

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Bus crew, toll staff clash on highway; traffic hit...

Chengalpattu (TN) Jan 26 (PTI): Irked by the traffic jamcaused at the Chennai-Tiruchi toll plaza following an argumentbetween a government bus crew and toll staff at Paranur inChengalpattu district, other bus passengers went on therampage, police said on ...

 2020-01-26 19:01 

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Lingayat seer dies as two cars collide head-on...

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (PTI): A Lingayat seer was amongfour people killed in a head-on collision between two carsnear Dharwad on Sunday, police said. The seer's driver was among the deceased, the policesaid. Kundgol Shivananda Math Basaveshwara Swamiji (50...

 2020-01-26 18:57 

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87 toppers watch Republic Day Parade from PM's box...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) A total of 87 toppers from CBSE and universities across the country on Sunday got the opportunity to watch the 71st Republic Day Parade from the Prime Minister's box. The HRD Ministry seeks list of toppers from CBSE and various...

 2020-01-26 18:50 

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CAA: People cannot be "hoodwinked", says Tarigami...

Malappuram, Jan 26 (PTI): Coming down on the BJP-ledgovernment at the centre on the Citizenship Law, CPI(M) leaderMohammad Yosuf Tarigami on Sunday said people cannot be"hoodwinked4; and the challenges of "hatred, division anddiscrimnation";...

 2020-01-26 18:38 

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Dry, cold weather in UP, rain likely on Monday...

Lucknow, Jan 26 (PTI) The weather was dry and cold in Uttar Pradesh with dense fog occurring at isolated places on Sunday, the meteorological department said. Thundershowers are very likely at isolated places over the state on Monday while western and eas...

 2020-01-26 18:26 

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Leopard cub killed in suspected tiger attack...

Coimbatore, Jan 26 (PTI) The carcass of a two-year-oldleopard cub was found in a tea estate at Valparai inCoimbatore district on Sunday, and it is suspected that thecub was attacked by a stronger animal probably a tiger, policesaid.Based on information, f...

 2020-01-26 18:21 

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Sikar coldest recorded place in Rajasthan at 4.5 deg C...

Jaipur, Jan 26 (PTI) Cold conditions prevailed in parts of Rajasthan on Sunday with Sikar recording the lowest temperature in the state, a MeT official said. While Sikar recorded a low of 4.5 degrees Celsius, Sriganganagar registered a minimum temperature...

 2020-01-26 18:15 

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Adityanath reminds people of their constitutional duties...

Lucknow, Jan 26 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday reminded people of their constitutional duties. Addressing the closing ceremony of the Foundation Day programme of the state at the Awadh Shilp Gram here, he said, "The Const...

 2020-01-26 18:13 

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Kiran Jadhav wins men's air rifle T1 trial...

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (PTI) Kiran Ankush Jadhav of the Indian Navy won the men's 10m air rifle T1 trial even as Maharashtra's Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil clinched both the junior and youth trials here on Sunday. Kiran's final round score o...

 2020-01-26 17:58 

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Rajasthan: Governor, chief minister unfurl Tricolour...

(Eds: Adding quotes of governor) Jaipur, Jan 26 (PTI) Fervour marked the 71st Republic Day celebrations in Rajasthan with Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot unfurling the National Flag at separate functions here on Sunday. Governor Kal...

 2020-01-26 17:34 

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Light rain likely in parts of Guj on Jan 27-28: IMD...

Ahmedabad, Jan 26 (PTI) Light, unseasonal rain islikely to occur in parts of the Saurashtra region and inVadodara district in Gujarat over the next two days due to acyclonic circulation over parts of Rajasthan and a trough insouth Gujarat, a Met departmen...

 2020-01-26 17:20 

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Maha tribals announce protests for various demands...

Thane, Jan 26 (PTI) Opposing the bullet train and theSamruddhi corridor projects in Maharashtra, tribals on Sundayannounced that protests will be held for various pendingdemands, including forest rights, for "real azaadi".Earlier in the day, thous...

 2020-01-26 17:11 

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Rajasthan: Governor, chief minister unfurl Tricolour...

Jaipur, Jan 26 (PTI) Fervour marked the 71st Republic Day celebrations in Rajasthan with Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot unfurling the National Flag at separate functions here on Sunday. Governor Kalraj Mishra hoisted the Tricolour ...

 2020-01-26 17:00 

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Gokulam Kerala overcome Sreebhumi by solitary goal...

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (PTI) Gokulam Kerala FC registered a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sreebhumi Football Club to get their Hero Indian Women's League (IWL) campaign underway with three points here on Sunday. Sabitra Bhandari scored the solitary goal of ...

 2020-01-26 16:56 

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Former K'taka CM demands serious action on threat letter...

(EDS: Removing initials after para-VII) Bengaluru, Jan 26 (PTI): Former Karnataka ChiefMinister Siddaramaiah on Sunday demanded that the stategovernment should take serious note of an unsigned letterthreatening to kill 15 eminent people, including former ...

 2020-01-26 16:55 

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Mobile phone services in Kashmir now restored...

Srinagar, Jan 26 (PTI) Mobile phone services were restored in Kashmir on Sunday hours after being suspended as a precautionary measure for ensuring an incident-free Republic Day celebration in the Valley, officials said. "The mobile telephone services...

 2020-01-26 16:50 

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Former K'taka CM demands serious action on threat letter...

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (PTI): Former Karnataka Chief MinisterSiddaramaiah on Sunday demanded that the state governmentshould take serious note of an unsigned letter threatening tokill 15 eminent people, including former chief minister H DKumaraswamy.The govern...

 2020-01-26 16:47 

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Respite from intense cold wave conditions in Kashmir...

Srinagar, Jan 26 (PTI) Residents of Kashmir got respite from intense cold wave conditions as the mercury settled closer to the freezing point in Srinagar, a Meteorological (MeT) Department official said on Sunday. The mercury continued its upward trend as...

 2020-01-26 16:45 

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Bhajanpura building collapse: Owner held by police...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Police have arrested the owner of an under-construction building in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura that collapsed on Saturday, killing four students and his brother, officials said on Sunday. The accused, Shankar Kashyap, was run...

 2020-01-26 16:44 

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Villages in TN delta region pass resolutions against...

hydrocarbon projects Thanjavur(TN), Jan 26 (PTI) All villages in the Cauverydelta region in Tamil Nadu passed resolutions opposing theHydrocarbon exploration project at Grama Sabha meetings heldon Sunday, revenue officials said. The resolutions have been ...

 2020-01-26 16:20 

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J&K: Abducted girl rescued from Udhampur, accused held...

Jammu, Jan 26 (PTI) A minor girl, who was allegedly abducted by a man from her village in Poonch, was rescued from Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. The accused Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Ari village, was arrested, they said.P...

 2020-01-26 16:18 

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Maoist killed by villagers, another injured in Odisha...

(Eds: With details)Malkangiri, Jan 26 (PTI) In the first incident ofvillagers attacking Maoists ever since left wing extremistsbecame active in Odisha in mid-90s, one Maoist involved in aseries of crimes has been killed in Malkangiri district, asenior pol...

 2020-01-26 15:30 

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Republic Day: 51 BSF officials get police medals...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) As many as 51 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were honoured with the distinguished and meritorious service police medals on the occasion of the Republic Day, a force spokesperson said on Sunday. The awardees for the distingui...

 2020-01-26 15:30 

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Republic Day celebrated in Manipur amid tight security...

Imphal, Jan 26 (PTI) Amid tight security arrangements,the 71st Republic Day was celebrated with fervor and gaietyacross Manipur on Sunday with Governor Najma Heptullaunfurling the national flag at the main function here.Heptulla, who was the chief guest o...

 2020-01-26 15:27 

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Real Kashmir beat Indian Arrows 2-0...

Margao, Jan 26 (PTI) A goal on either side of the break powered Real Kashmir to a 2-0 win over Indian Arrows in the I-League here on Sunday. Man of the Match Mason Robertson (18th minute) and Gnohere Krizo (57th) scored the goals for the winning team. It ...

 2020-01-26 15:24 

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Maha launches Rs 10 lunch plate scheme on pilot basis...

Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtragovernment on Sunday launched its much-awaited 'Shiv Bhojan'scheme, which is aimed at providing a meal to the poor forjust Rs 10, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day.Under the scheme, which wa...

 2020-01-26 15:16 

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Bengaluru Raptors looking to bounce back against Pune...

Lucknow, Jan 26 (PTI) After a fabulous start to their campaign at the fifth Premier Badminton League, Pune 7 Aces will look to continue their sterling form when they clash with Bengaluru Raptors here on Monday. Chirag Shetty-Hendra Setiawan, Rituparna Das...

 2020-01-26 15:14 

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Governor outlines achievements of Bihar government...

Patna, Jan 26 (PTI) Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan onSunday highlighted the steps being taken by the government toensure welfare of the weaker sections of the society,including Dalits and minorities, besides effective managementof natural disasters which the...

 2020-01-26 14:53 

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'Helmet' team wraps shooting...

Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) It's a wrap for Aparshakti Khurana and Pranutan Bahl-starrer "Helmet", the makers announced on Sunday. Produced by Sony Pictures Network Productions and model-actor Dino Morea's DM Movies, the film directed by Satram R...

 2020-01-26 14:50 

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Tiger mauls to death man, cow in MP's Umaria...

Umaria (MP), Jan 26 (PTI) A tiger mauled to death aman and his cow in Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh onSunday, a forest department official said.The incident happened in Akamaniha village, some 40kilometres from the district headquarters, close to theB...

 2020-01-26 14:43 

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Web not replacement of television: Nakuul Mehta...

Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) Actor Nakuul Mehta believes the boom in digital space is not a threat to television but an opportunity for the artistes to explore different stories. The actor is best known for his TV shows "Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara...

 2020-01-26 14:40 

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R-Day: Uttarakhand governor calls for safety of women...

(Eds: Adding details, quotes ) Dehradun, Jan 26 (PTI) Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya in a Republic Day message on Sunday termed female foeticide the worst sin, saying the safety of daughters right from the womb of their mothers is our collective re...

 2020-01-26 14:33 

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When Padma Shri Bembem Devi called herself Bobo, Amko...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Exploits in football earned her the Padma Shri, but to become India's most well-known woman footballer, Oinam Bembem Devi played with the boys, called herself Bobo one day, Amko the other. The first woman footballer to have bee...

 2020-01-26 13:56 

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Punjab CM invokes Guru Nanak's message of secularism...

Mohali, Jan 26 (PTI) Invoking Sikhism founder Guru Nanak's Dev message of "na koi Hindu, na koi Musalman", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Sunday vowed to protect the country's secular fabric. Addressing a function to mark th...

 2020-01-26 13:52 

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This cannot stop our work: Brinda Karat on threat letter...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, who has been named in an unsigned letter sent to noted actor Prakash Raj and 13 others threatening to "eliminate" them, called the group which had sent it "cowards" and said this will not...

 2020-01-26 13:26 

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Odisha Guv, CM greet people during R-Day celebrations...

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (PTI) The 71st Republic Day wascelebrated with fervour in Odisha on Sunday, with GovernorGaneshi Lal hoisting the national flag at Mahatma Gandhi Marghere and taking salute during the ceremonial parade by armedforces and police personn...

 2020-01-26 13:02 

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Researchers mistaken for NRC surveyors in Bihar village,...

handed over to policeDarbhanga (Bihar), Jan 26 (PTI) A team of researchersfrom Lucknow mistaken as surveyors for NRC was caught byresidents of a village here and handed over to the police, asenior official said on Sunday.Superintendent of Police, Darbhang...

 2020-01-26 12:40 

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Republic Day: L K Advani hoists flag at residence...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday unfurled the tricolour at his Prithviraj Road residence here and extended good wishes to the people on the occasion of Republic Day. The nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day with a ...

 2020-01-26 12:24 

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India celebrates 71st Republic Day in presence of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro...

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) The nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day on Sunday with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief gue...

 2020-01-26 12:00 

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Making poetry accessible, one whisper at a time...

By Manish Sain Jaipur, Jan 25 (PTI) A bustling 'Press Terrace' at the Jaipur Literature Festival fell into a quiet calm as a group of nine men and women in all black three-piece suits swept the floor with gentle steps, almost as if not wanting to ...

 2020-01-26 11:56 

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Governor Purohit leads Republic Day celebrations in TN...

(Eds: Adds details) Chennai, Jan 26 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Governor BanwarilalPurohit led the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the state,unfurling the national flag at the Marina here on Sunday. At the celebrations at Marina, a firefighter and fivecivilians (o...

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