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'Aye Khuda' hitmaker unveils new single (3 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Kshitij Tarey, known for singing Bollywood songs like "Tose naina lage" and "Aye Khuda", has come out with a new single based on unrequeted love.

Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief (6 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The high-level selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on January 24 to choose a new CBI Director to replace the ousted Alok Verma.

Ackles has given up 'trying to predict' end of 'Supernatural' (10 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Jensen Ackles has been fighting demons and all things supernatural as Dean Winchester on the show "Supernatural", which is now in its 14th season. He says he has given up trying to predict how it is going to end.

Karnataka to chalk new plan for IT, biotech sectors (10 minutes ago)
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The tech-savvy Karnataka government would soon draw a new plan to consolidate the state's leadership in the IT, biotech and science sectors, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.

Honoured to bring story of Maharaja Chhatrasal on screen: Actor Jitin Gulati (10 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Jitin Gulati says he is honoured to portray medieval Indian warrior Maharaja Chhatrasal in a show titled "Chhatrasal", the maiden production venture of Abhuday Grover.

US, UK hold rare joint drills in the South China Sea (14 minutes ago)
Hong Kong, Jan 16 (IANS) The US and the UK on Wednesday finished a joint six-day drill in the South China Sea, a move that is likely to stoke anger in China as it claims a large area of the contested sea as its territory, the media reported.

30 civilians killed, wounded in Syria blast (14 minutes ago)
Damascus, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 30 civilians were either killed or wounded by a blast that rocked Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij during a US patrol on Wednesday, the media reported.

Thai PM hints polls could be delayed again (14 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Bangkok, Jan 16 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said the general election scheduled for February 24 could possibly be delayed again.

Huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options: Experts (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There is a huge potential to employ women in non-traditional livelihood options, including construction workers, electricians, and motor mechanics, experts suggested on Wednesday during an International Conference on 'Making Non-Traditional Livelihoods Work for the Marginalised'.

China defends Canadian's death sentence (15 minutes ago)
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday defended a court ruling to impose death penalty against a Canadian who has been convicted of smuggling drugs.

IIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public Policy (16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy.

Global cues subdue equity indices, rupee continues to slide (Roundup) (20 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK on Brexit, along with a sustained weakness in the Indian currency, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday with both major indices -- Sensex and Nifty50 -- ending flat.

CBI registers FIRs against two more shelter homes in Bihar (20 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases in connection with alleged abuse of children in two shelter homes in Bihar's Bhagalpur and Gaya disricts, an official said on Wednesday.

NABARD pegs Meghalaya's credit potential at Rs. 1936.37 crore for 2019-20 (19:26)
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has estimated a credit potential of Rs 1,936.37 crore for Meghalaya under priority sector lending for the year 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday.

Government forms GoM on GST issues in lottery trade (19:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday set up an eight-member ministerial panel headed by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to look into GST-related issues of lottery business.

BEST employees call off record 9-day-long strike (19:20)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Following a sharp rap by the Bombay High Court, the BrihanMumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) employees on Wednesday evening called off their record 9-day-long strike after its demands were partially conceded.

Man's best friend helped early humans in hunting (19:18)IANS Photo Service
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Human beings began living alongside dogs as early as 11,500 years ago and they may also have started getting help in hunting, a study of animal bones from northeast Jordan has showed.

PCBL to select site for south India plant by March, net profit up 92 pc in Q3 (Lead) (19:16)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) will freeze the location of its proposed Rs 600-crore Greenfield project in south India by March, an official said on Wednesday.

User data now locally hosted in India: Truecaller (19:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to provide secure services to the users, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday said all its Indian user data is now hosted in the country.

Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in February: State BJP Chief (19:02)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah will hold five public rallies in three days in West Bengal starting on January 20, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega-opposition rally in Kolkata, party's state President Dilip Ghosh said here on Wednesday.

No winter chill for Karnataka BJP MLAs, it's games and relaxation in luxury resort (IANS Special) (19:02)IANS Photo Service
Manesar, Jan 16 (IANS) Gurugram's winter chill hasnt got to the 104 BJP MLAs from Karnataka who have been shepherded here and sequestered by the party bosses even as rumblings of a coup reverberate in Bengaluru.

Ram Rahim, 3 others to be sentenced via video-conferencing (18:58)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday allowed authorities in Haryana to produce convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others before it through video-conferencing for their sentencing in the murder case of a journalist.

JU professor barred from campus, teaching duties for sexist remarks, summoned by WBCW (18:56)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Jadavpur University on Wednesday barred from its campus International Relations' Professor Kanak Sarkar, who has drawn all-round condemnation for his series of sexist and inappropriate comments on virginity, and ordered him not to take classes or be involved with the examination processes pending inquiry by women's bodies and the university.

Life expectancy goes up in China as pollution level drops (18:48)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) The life expectancy of a Chinese citizen has gone up by half a year due to a significant drop in the air pollution level in the country, a study has claimed.

Cabinet okays Rs 22,594 cr for tripling Numaligarh Refinery capacity (Lead) (18:44)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday approved tripling the capacity of Numaligarh Refinery in Assam and setting up of oil and product pipelines at a cost of Rs 22,594 crore, so as to meet the demands for petroleum products in the Northeast.

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