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Ram Gopal Yadav confirms alliance with Congress
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Hours after senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad announced an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav confirmed the same. The alliance will be led by Akhilesh Yadav, Azad had said. Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in February and elections will be held in seven phases across the state.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 09:30 pm on 17 Jan
Rishi reveals he wore women's trousers for a song
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Actor Rishi Kapoor has revealed in his autobiography 'Khullam Khulla' that he once wore a pair of women's trousers for the song 'O Hansini' from the 1974 film 'Zehreela Insaan'. He bought the trousers, which were tight-fitting with flares and had a zip to the side, from Beirut, Lebanon. Further, Rishi also wore his own jerseys during film shoots.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 08:26 pm on 17 Jan
UK PM May vows to put final Brexit deal before parliament
short by Parichit Mainra / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
In a speech announcing that the UK will seek hard Brexit, PM Theresa May on Tuesday committed to putting the final Brexit deal before the country's parliament for a vote. Threatening to cut taxes to attract businesses if the final deal does not favour the UK, May said, "No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain".
short by Parichit Mainra / 08:36 pm on 17 Jan
Emergency in Saudi as 150 fall sick after eating shawarmas
short by Parichit Mainra / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Saudi Arabia has declared a health emergency in the town of Turabah as over 150 people suffered food poisoning after eating shawarmas at a restaurant, reports said. Authorities have launched an investigation to ensure maximum penalties for perpetrators responsible for the poisoning, reports added. Notably, Saudi plans to spend 15% of its 2017 budget on healthcare and social development.
short by Parichit Mainra / 09:00 pm on 17 Jan
Alexander McQueen's FW 2017 pays tribute to Oscar Wilde
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2017 collection pays tribute to novelist Oscar Wilde. It is inspired by the decorations in the room where Wilde took his final breath. The collection features double breasted dressing gown coats, skinny pants and waistcoats. Peacock feathers are a recurring motif in the collection.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:46 pm on 17 Jan
Top Libyan commander visits Russian aircraft carrier
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Libyan military commander General Khalifa Haftar visited Russian aircraft carrier 'Admiral Kuznetsov' in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, reports said. On the tour, Haftar and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reportedly discussed the fight against terrorist groups in the Middle East. Notably, the visit is seen as a show of Russian support to Libya in its fight against terrorism.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 10:14 pm on 17 Jan
Tata Motors appoints N Chandrasekaran as Chairman
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Tata Motors on Tuesday appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as an Additional Director and Chairman of the board with immediate effect. The appointment comes within a week of Tata Sons announcing former Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) CEO Chandrasekaran as its new Chairman. Notably, Chandrasekaran is the first non-Parsi chairman of the 150-year-old Tata Group.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 08:14 pm on 17 Jan
No one is a winner in trade war, says China President
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Chinese President Xi Jinping, while cautioning against protectionism, told the World Economic Forum, "No one is a winner in a trade war.” “Protectionism is like locking yourself in a dark room, which would seem to escape wind and rain, but also block out the sunshine,” he said. He urged world’s elite to address globalisation problems without turning from economic trends.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 09:02 pm on 17 Jan
Qualcomm announces investment of ₹57.7 crore in India
short by Vani Vivek / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Qualcomm has announced that it will invest $8.5 million (over ₹57.7 crore) in India with an aim to expand its digital design initiatives in the country. The company also announced the winners of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge launched in 2015 in association with Nasscom. The winning startups, Carnot Technologies, iFuture Robotics and Uncanny Vision, received ₹68 lakh each.
short by Vani Vivek / 08:42 pm on 17 Jan
England will unsettle Kohli with short balls, says Jake Ball
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
England fast bowler Jake Ball on Tuesday said that England bowlers will use short balls to unsettle Virat Kohli and will not let him find his rhythm while batting during the second ODI. "He's an unbelievable player. We've got plans for him and, hopefully, we can put them into practice in a couple of days' time," added Ball.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:10 pm on 17 Jan
World needs the sustained rise of India, says PM Modi
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the world needs the sustained rise of India as much as India needs the world. "Our desire to change country has an indivisible link with external world," he added. Modi further said that the country's economic and political rise is a factor for peace, stability, and growth in the world.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 08:04 pm on 17 Jan
Mayawati demanded ₹8 crore for seat: Expelled BSP leader
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
BSP's expelled Sahibabad MLA Amar Pal Sharma, who joined the Congress on Tuesday, claimed he was ousted from the party because he had declined to pay ₹8 crore to party supremo Mayawati for the party ticket in the upcoming polls. Notably, the BSP on Monday expelled Sharma from the party for alleged anti-party activities.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 10:17 pm on 17 Jan
New CBI chief could be named by Jan 20: Centre tells SC
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
The Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that all issues relating to the selection of the new CBI chief will be cleared very soon and the appointment could be announced by January 20. Earlier, the court had asked the government to explain why the panel has not met so far to decide on the new CBI Director's appointment.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 07:59 pm on 17 Jan
Vet, assistant mauled to death by lions in Jordan
short by Parichit Mainra / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
A vet and his assistant were mauled to death by three lions at a wildlife reserve in Jordan's Balqa governorate on Sunday, according to reports. All three lions were put down in the aftermath of the attack, reports said. The vet was reportedly identified as a Jordanian citizen and his aid was from Palestine.
short by Parichit Mainra / 09:26 pm on 17 Jan
Spoke to Trump on boosting Indo-US strategic ties: Modi
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he spoke to US President-elect Donald Trump and mutually agreed to build India-US relationship further in regard to the strategic partnership. In his address at the second Raisina Dialogue, Modi further said that Russia is an abiding friend and the partnership between the old allies has deepened.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 10:27 pm on 17 Jan
Communal incidents have declined under Modi govt: Naqvi
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday that communal incidents have declined significantly since Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in May 2014. Claiming that no such major episode occurred in the nearly 32-month period, Naqvi hailed the Modi government for creating an atmosphere wherein minorities are becoming part of the country's development process.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:29 pm on 17 Jan
Sikh child denied school enrolment in Australia over turban
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
A five-year-old Sikh boy has reportedly been denied school enrolment in Australia for wearing a turban as it does not align with its uniform policy. Notably, in a 2008 ruling, a Brisbane private school was forced to back down on a strict uniform policy that would have forced a Sikh boy to cut his hair and remove his turban.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 09:36 pm on 17 Jan
Louis Vuitton partners with Alibaba to fight fake goods
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
International fashion house Louis Vuitton, along with 20 global consumer brands, has partnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to fight counterfeit goods. The e-commerce company said alliance members will "pool resources and increase collaboration" to tackle more fake goods and sellers. As per global data on customs seizures, Louis Vuitton is one of the brands which has most imitations.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:12 pm on 17 Jan
US President Barack Obama receives personalised Air Jordans
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
US President Barack Obama received a personalised pair of Air Jordans on Monday from Nike. The baseball team Chicago Cubs visited Obama at the White House to celebrate their World Series victory. The black pair of Jordans features the presidential seal on the tongue and Obama's signature on the side.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:08 pm on 17 Jan
Wasn't happy with idea of Humma Humma remix at first: Rahman
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Music composer AR Rahman while commenting on 'The Humma Song', a remix of his original composition 'Humma Humma', said, "I wasn't happy with the idea, initially. I was really hesitant about it at the start." Following the song's success, Rahman added, "It has worked very well... As long as people are liking it, the song is good."
short by Prashanti Moktan / 09:15 pm on 17 Jan
Taapsee Pannu gate crashes a sangeet ceremony
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Actress Taapsee Pannu gate crashed a sangeet ceremony in Mumbai, with limited intimation to the bride's parents, to promote her upcoming film 'RunningShaadi.com'. Taapsee went on the stage and invited guests to dance with her to a song from the film. "I was... thrilled and... nervous to execute this idea... I shall remember this experience for a lifetime," said Taapsee.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:18 pm on 17 Jan
PM Modi urges nation to rally behind FIFA U-17 World Cup
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
PM Narendra Modi has said that India's aim should not be only successful hosting of FIFA Under-17 World Cup but the event should also be used as a catalyst for change and give every child an opportunity to play football. "We need the support...of every parent and every teacher to encourage boys and girls to play football," added Modi.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:39 pm on 17 Jan
2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed: China
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
Chinese military on Tuesday said that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons have been destroyed in a four-year process. Reportedly, thousands of Chinese people have been killed since the end of the 1945 Sino-Japan war in accidents related to the buried weapons. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical weapon cleanup effort in history.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:24 pm on 17 Jan
F-35 has 276 defects, unfit for combat operations: Pentagon
short by Parichit Mainra / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
USA's fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighter jets have about 276 deficiencies in combat performance that are "critical to correct" before the jets can be declared combat-capable, according to a Pentagon report. This comes after US President-elect Donald Trump slammed Lockheed Martin, the company manufacturing the planes, saying the cost of making the F-35 jets was "out of control".
short by Parichit Mainra / 10:13 pm on 17 Jan
Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt ties the knot with Sheetal Sharma
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Jan 2017,Tuesday
India's Olympic medal winning-wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt tied the knot with Sheetal Sharma in a private ceremony held at Singhola on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. Sheetal is the daughter of Haryana Congress leader Jaibhagwan Sharma. The wedding was attended by Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma, boxers Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar, among others.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:43 pm on 17 Jan
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