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Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir (11 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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 hottest year on record, says World Meteorological Organisation (02:28)
Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The year 2016 was the hottest on record, with an average temperature 1.1 degrees Centigrade (2 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than in pre-industrial times, the World Meteorological Organisation said.

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu's 'Arab Spring' set to enter third day (Roundup) (22:06) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu experienced a sort of 'Arab Spring' as thousands of youth rallied at the Marina beach here on Wednesday for the second day and were all set to continue their protest in support of Jallikattu.

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu's 'Arab Spring' set to enter third day (Lead) (20:34) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu experienced a sort of `Arab Spring' with thousands of youths massed on the Marina beach here on Wednesday for a second day and set to continue the protest in support of Jallikattu.

Respite from cold on Wednesday in Delhi, Thursday to be pleasant (Lead) (19:36)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rise in maximum temperature gave relief from cold to the residents of the national capital on Wednesday with the maximum temperature recorded at 19.1 degrees Celsius and minimum at 4.2. Thursday is also expected to be pleasant.

Film artistes to fast in support of Jallikattu protesters (19:30) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Nadigar Sangam -- the South Indian Artistes Association -- on Wednesday said it will observe a day-long hunger strike on Friday to express solidarity with youngsters protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.

Panneerselvam to urge Modi for jallikattu ordinance (18:54) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Wednesday said he would urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue an ordinance enabling holding of jallikattu, the bull-taming sport.

Acquitted in Arms Act, Salman thanks fans (Third Lead) (18:42) IANS Photo Service
Jodhpur/Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case involving the killing of blackbucks. Even as the jubilant actor thanked his fans for support and some colleagues hailed the decision, Twitterati trolled him.

Acquitted in Arms Act, Salman thanks fans (Second Lead) (15:48) IANS Photo Service
Jodhpur/Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case involving the killing of blackbucks. Even as the jubilant actor thanked his fans for support and some colleagues hailed the decision, Twitterati trolled him.

Nayanthara bats for Jallikattu (15:02) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Southern film actress Nayanthara on Wednesday came out in support of Jallikattu and the youngsters who are protesting against the ban on the ancient and popular bull-taming sport, celebrated during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie! (With Images) (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

Beijing launches specialist police force (13:44)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Beijing launched a new specialist police force on Wednesday.

Salman Khan thanks fans after acquittal in Arms Act case (13:28) IANS Photo Service
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday thanked his supporters after getting acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act violation case.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (Lead) (12:56) IANS Photo Service
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an Arms Act case in which he is alleged to have killed blackbucks in 1998.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (12:00) IANS Photo Service
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act case.

No respite from cold, Agra schools to open on Monday (11:06) IANS Photo Service
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) With the minimum temperature hovering around 4 degrees Celsius for the last couple of days, a chill breeze in this Taj city in Uttar Pradesh forced tourists to spend more time in hotel rooms than out to view Mughal monuments.

Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi (10:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) It was a foggy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature maintained at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir Valley (10:44) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) After nightlong intermittent snowfall, the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday remained cut off from the rest of the country as road, rail and air traffic got disrupted.

Jallikattu protests gain strength in Tamil Nadu (09:42) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The massive state wide protests by youth in Tamil Nadu who are demanding holding of Jallikattu -- the bull-taming sport -- and banning animal rights group PETA, entered second day on Wednesday with protestors holding out throughout the night.

First gorilla born in zoo dies at 60 in US (06:44)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The worlds first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo died in her sleep overnight, less than one month after her 60th birthday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in US state of Ohio said.

Massive protests for 'Jallikattu' continue across Tamil Nadu (Roundup) (23:46)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The massive protests by youth at the Marina Beach here demanding holding of jallikattu - the bull-taming sport - and banning animal rights group PETA continued into late night with talks with government officials failing on Tuesday.

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