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Last updated: Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:52:03 AM

SP announces 209 candidates, Akhilesh accommodates Mulayam's men
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party on Friday released its first and second lists for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, within a span of hours. A total of 209 tickets have hence been declared.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:30:05 PM

SC allows officials to serve state bodiess, BCCI for 9 years each
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday modified its earlier order to allow any official to be an office bearer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or state association for nine years each.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:26:05 PM

AIADMK MPs meet Rajnath Singh over Jallikattu issue
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MPs on Friday called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and urged him to bring an ordinance for conducting Jallikattu, a bull-taming ancient sport of Tamil Nadu people.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:26:04 PM

Delhi gets respite from cold, mercury to rise further
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Even as the minimum and maximum temperatures dipped a little as compared to Thursday, the national capital on Friday had a respite from the biting chill -- thanks to a bright sun.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:24:03 PM

Ansari calls for fearless journalism
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said the media must stand up to fear, seek information and speak out.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:22:04 PM

LeT suspect held in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Syed Zaker Raheem, the brother-in-law of a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist based in Pakistan, was arrested here on Friday after his deportation from Saudi Arabia.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:20:06 PM

No reservations should continue for long: RSS top brass
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Manmohan Vaidya, head of the RSS' communications department, sparked a row here on Friday, saying that no reservations should continue for a long time and that the reason behind the poor socio-economic status of the Muslims is because a vast majority of them belong to economically backward states.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:12:03 PM

Contradicting RBI governor, SBI research wing says Rs 7 lakh cr notes printed
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) New currency in circulation amounted to Rs 7 lakh crore till January 13, according to a newsletter brought out by the Group Chief Economic Adviser of the State Bank of India.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:08:05 PM

Congress expresses displeasure over SP list for UP
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Indicating that all is not well in the alliance, the Congress on Friday expressed its displeasure over the Samajwadi Party (SP) releasing a list of 191 candidates for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, which also included nine seats of sitting Congress MLAs, terming it "unfortunate".

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:06:05 PM

Total sown area under Rabi crops stands higher than 2016
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Union Agriculture Ministry on Friday said the preliminary reports received from the states indicated the total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 20 stood at 628.34 lakh hectares as compared to 592.36 lakh hectare at this time in 2016.

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:06:04 PM

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