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  • Sanjay Dalmia calls Article 35A ‘Discriminatory’
    12:31 PM

    Ace businessman Sanjay Dalmia has shown full support to the argument brought forward by Charu Wali Khanna, and has called Article 35A ‘discriminatory’. SC advocate Khanna, who has challenged the validity of Article 35A, brought up the case of Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar and daughter Sarah. Khanna, a Kashmiri

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  • International kite festival in Jaipur Jan 13-14
    6:29 PM

    Jaipur, Jan 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan government will organise an international kite festival here Jan 13 and 14, a tourism department official said Monday. “The festival will be organised on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at the Chitrakoot Stadium in Jaipur from 11 a.m.,” a tourism department official told IANS.

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  • Top cueists win on opening day of national billiards championship
    2:50 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) The big guns of Indian billiards – Pankaj Advani, Sourav Kothari and Rupesh Shah – registered easy wins in their respective group matches on the first day of the billiards main draw at the National Billiards & Snooker Championship 2015 at the Bengal Rowing Club here

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  • PSPB paddlers march ahead in nationals
    2:39 PM

    Puducherry, Jan 12 (IANS) The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) women’s team was the first one to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the 76th table tennis Senior Nationals which began at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Monday. Their men’s team, pooled with five teams in Group A, had notched up

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  • Sam Stosur in second round of Sydney International
    2:37 PM

    Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Sam Stosur Monday dug deep to win a thrilling three-set contest against Czech Lucie Safarova to advance to the women’s singles’ second round of the Sydney International tennis tournament. Stosur prevailed in a three-hour slog to win 7-6, 5-7, 6-3, ending a six-match losing streak against

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  • Six international airlines to begin operations in Nepal
    2:01 PM

    Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) Six international airlines have announced plans to begin operations in Nepal, Mohan Krishna Sapkota, spokesperson of the ministry of culture, tourism and civil aviation, said Monday. Among them, Regent Airways (Bangladesh), Malindo Air (Malaysia) and Mihin Lanka (Sri Lanka) have received operation authorisation from the Civil

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  • China to ignite national passion for winter sports
    1:30 PM

    Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) An estimated 300 million Chinese will be involved in winter sports if Beijing and Zhangjiakou win the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Over one-third of China’s territory has huge potential for developing winter sports. The bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics will encourage 300

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  • Cold Monday morning in Delhi
    6:21 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) It was a cold Monday morning here with the fog delaying as many as 34 trains and forcing the cancellation of five. “There was moderate to dense fog in the morning with the visibility dropping to 500 metres at 8.30 a.m. The day will be

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