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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.

George H.W. Bush, wife hospitalized (04:14)
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, media reports said.

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.

Sankara unveils mobile eye clinic for rural Karnataka (21:58)
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Sankara Eye Hospital on Wednesday rolled out a mobile eye clinic to treat the affected in rural areas and remote villages across Karnataka in collaboration with global software major Microsoft.

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.

HC seeks response on plea regarding children's participation in human chain (20:30)
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Wednesday asked the Bihar government to respond to an NGO's plea regarding the participation of school children in the proposed formation of a human chain on January 21 to support prohibition in the state.

AIIMS faculty opposes land sale for building houses (19:42)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Faculty Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday urged the government to reconsider its decision to monetise AIIMS land and instead provide funds to construct accommodation for doctors and staff of the institute.

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.

Kajol stresses on targeted programmes for handwashing behaviour (18:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol, who has been an active spokesperson for hygiene promotion among children, says advocating causes is important but specific programmes targeted on solving the root problem are necessary.

India to take full membership of International Vaccine Institute (18:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a proposal for India taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council.

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection (17:50)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold.

Government to set up 1,000 Janaushadhi Kendras (17:48)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said it aims to set up 1,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) in both urban and rural areas as part of its "Mission 3000" Kendras.

Former US President Bush hospitalised (16:32)
Houston, Jan 18 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

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.

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may provide hope for Alzheimer's (15:20)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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.

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