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Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir (8 minutes ago)
By Sheikh Qayoom
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir.

Rights groups accuse Facebook of 'racially biased censorships' (8 minutes ago)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing Facebook of racial bias in hate speech censorships, 77 advocacy groups have written a letter to the social media giant asking it to be more transparent about its censorship decisions.

Never easy to pull audiences to theatres: Russian producer (IANS Interview) (12 minutes ago)  (With Images)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) "The Crew", a dubbed version of the hit Russian film "Ekipazh", will be the first film in that language to hit Indian screens. Promising a movie that will be a "big surprise", the film's co-producer Vadim Vereschagin says it is never "too easy" to pull the crowd to theatres.

Panneerselvam meets Modi amid protests against Jallikattu ban (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid massive protests in support of Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and urged him to promulgate an ordinance enabling the conduct of the ancient bull-taming sport.

Modi condoles UP road accident victims (11:28)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths of 15 school children who were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district.

15 school children killed in UP road accident (11:10)
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 15 school children were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, police said.

Australian cricketers asked to hold new contracts (11:02)
Canberra, Jan 19 (IANS) Australian cricketers have been asked not to sign new Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) contracts until the details of a new player pay deal are settled upon.

Tripartite nations to reward successful private hunt for MH370 (11:02)
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Malaysia, China and Australia, the three countries involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing in 2014, plans to reward any private groups that can find the remains of the aircraft.

BREAKING NEWS: 30, including 15 schoolchildren, die in accident in Etah, UP (11:00)

Partly cloudy morning in Delhi (10:48)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 6.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

Cold wave continues in J&K (10:48)
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Intense cold wave conditions continued on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir with night temperatures remaining below the freezing point.

Priyanka Chopra wins 2nd People's Choice Awards for 'Quantico'(Lead) (10:48)
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has won the "Favourite Dramatic TV Actress" at the People's Choice Award 2017 for her role in the American drama TV series "Quantico".

Lifting the veil over BJP's digital army (Book Review) (10:44)
By M.R. Narayan Swamy
Title: I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP's Digital Army; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250

Google acquires Twitter's mobile app developer platform (10:44)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to help developers build better apps and grow their business, Google has acquired Twitter's mobile app developer platform Fabric.

438 cr project undertaken for Agartala airport (10:40)
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a Rs 438 crore project to upgrade the Agartala airport to international standards by providing world-class facilities, a top official announced on Thursday.

Facebook inbox on desktop gets revamped with Messenger (10:34)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook is integrating the Messenger app into its desktop version, giving an all new messaging experience to the desktop users.

Probe to be sought on source, fund utilisation by animal rights groups (10:32)
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) A case will soon be filed in the Madras High Court to understand the source and use of foreign funds by animal rights organisations, a native cattle breeder said on Thursday.

Priyanka Chopra wins 2nd People's Choice Award 2017 for 'Quantico' (10:20)
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has won her second People's Choice Award in the category of "Favourite Dramatic TV Actress" for the American drama TV series "Quantico".

Obama calls Modi to review US-India ties (10:12)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two reviewed the significant progress in India-US relationship, an official statement said.

Obama holds final press conference as President (10:00)
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Barack Obama held his last press conference as the President of the US to offer an assured outlook for a country governed by Donald Trump who is slated to take charge on Friday, a media report said.

Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight (09:52)
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) One militant was killed and a soldier was injured on Thursday during a gunfight in north Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.

Schools closed again due to cold wave in UP (09:36)
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) After reopening briefly for two days following an extended winter break, schools in the Uttar Pradesh state capital have been closed again due to the cold wave, an official said on Thursday.

Key Indian equity market indices open flat (09:30)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Taking cues from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Thursday.

Mike Pence dismisses Trump's historically low approval (09:28)
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US Vice President-elect Mike Pence has dismissed a new poll found that only 32 per cent of Americans have a favourable opinion of Donald Trump, a historical low for a President-elect.

Trump nominee defends access to healthcare (09:20)
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services has defended creating a system that allows "access" to health insurance for everyone.

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