Jallikattu protest is for change: Ramadoss (13:20)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Call it by whatever name, the protest by the Tamil Nadu youth -- students and working professionals -- against the ban on for Jallikattu has no parallel in the recent times and is welcome, former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss.

Taalbelia music festival to start from January 26 (12:22)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With a perfect combination of music, arts and crafts, adventure sports and gastronomic delight, the first season of Taalbelia music festival is all set to enthral the visitors.

Jallikattu: Protestors mood is still combative (10:48)
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The mood of the youth gathered in large numbers at the Marina beach here is still combative demanding the holding of Jallikattu and banning the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Queen who saved British monarchy (09:34)
By Vikas Datta
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II, who in 2015 surpassed her great-great-grandmother Victoria's record as the longest-reigning British head of state, owes this feat to her for keeping the monarchy alive amid great turmoil and change, say biographers of the 19th century ruler.

Efforts on to fulfil TN's cultural aspirations: Modi (08:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured the Centres commitment towards Tamil Nadu and said all efforts were being made to realise the "cultural aspirations" of its people.

Digging up the Eurasian connection to human civilisations's development (With Images) (00:52)
By Vikas Datta
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Climate change is a fact and accounts for Eurasia, stretching from what is now Central Europe to China, becoming the centre of the world from the earliest times to the 13th century and guiding the course of human civilisation till now, says a distinguished British archaeologist.

'Trump's victory no disruption, but system's attempt to preserve itself' (With Images) (22:16)
By Vikas Datta
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, deemed the biggest disruption among a string of similar unprecedented, unexpected developments, is actually a "mild correction" by the system in an attempt to preserve itself, contends Lebanese-American scholar of unpredictability and randomness Nasim Nicholas Taleb.

Centre gives nod to ordinance on Jallikattu (21:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The central government on Friday gave its nod to an ordinance enabling the holding of Jallikattu as proposed by the Tamil Nadu government, officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Centre gives nod to Jallikattu ordinance (21:46)

In slugfest scenario, RSS presents its case at JLF (21:32)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The burning issues that have remained at the centre of national discourse ever since the NDA government came to power -- intolerance, Uniform Civil Code, reservation for Muslims, changes in textbooks, Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra -- and the views of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on these were extensively explored at a discussion at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here.

No reservation should continue for long: RSS top brass (21:14) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Manmohan Vaidya, head of the RSS Communications Department, sparked off a row here saying that no reservation should continue for long and the reason for the poor socio-economic status of the Muslims is that a vast majority of them belong to economically backward states.

No reservations should continue for long: RSS top brass (20:12) IANS Photo Service
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.

In slugfest scenario, RSS presents its case at JLF  (20:04)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The burning issues that have remained at the centre of national discourse ever since the NDA government under the dispensation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power -- intollerance, Uniform Civil Law, Reservations for Muslims, changes in textbooks, Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra -- and the views of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on these much debated subjects were extensively explored at a discussion at Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here on Friday.

Jallikattu: Protesters refuse to leave before event is held (Roundup) (19:52) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The swarming mass of youth in Chennai's Marina Beach and in Madurai were in no mood to call off their protests for Jallikattu on Friday, and declared they would end their spontaneous demonstration only after the bull taming event takes place.

Exclusive Pashminas, handwoven shawls showcased by CCIC (19:04)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Expensive Pashminas in captivating designs and exclusive hand-embroidered and hand-woven shawls -- and much more -- are available all under one roof at an ongoing exhibition-cum-sale here by the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India (CCIC).

Book lovers go gaga as cine-star Rishi Kapoor takes centrestage at JLF (Second Lead) (18:52)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Barely 50 metres away, acclaimed Indian poet Vikram Chandra sat discussing "the poetry of amazement" with poet Tishani Doshi and next to them were writers Mridula Koshy and Puneeta Roy exploring the freedom to dream. But the crowd of thousands of "book lovers" who have thronged from around the country and elsewhere were nowhere to be seen.

Gujarati in Pakistan faces imminent death: Daily (18:30)
Gujrat City (Pakistan), Jan 20 (IANS) The Gujarati language is facing an uncertain future in Pakistan, to put it mildly. At least its written form is in danger of a slow death.

Vigilance sleuths keeping tab over judges in Kerala youth fest (17:06)
By Sanu George
Kannur (Kerala) Jan 20 (IANS) In a first, Vigilance Bureau sleuths are keeping a close tab on around 600 judges evaluating the performance of more than 12,000 students taking part in around 240 events at the ongoing 57th annual Kerala School Arts Festival here.

Himachal to set up Parshuram Bhavans in each district (16:44) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday directed all the Deputy Commissioners to allot land on lease at Re 1 to the Brahmins for construction of Parshuram Bhavans in each district.

IS destroys facade of Roman theatre in Syria's Palmyra (16:06)
Damascus, Jan 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militant group has destroyed the facade of the ancient Roman theatre and the Tetrapylon in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in Syria, the media reported on Friday.

Japan to seek inclusion of Christian sites in World Heritage list (15:52)
Tokyo, Jan 20 (IANS) Japan on Friday announced it will ask the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) to include 12 Christian sites in its list of World Heritage Sites.

Stop naming public structures after politicians: Actor Rishi Kapoor at JLF (Lead, correcting byline) (15:50)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Known for his sharp takes on Twitter and on other public platforms, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor on Friday expressed his resentment at the naming of public structures after political figures, particularly from "one family", in a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival here.

Stop naming public structures after politicians: Actor Rishi Kapoor at JLF (15:02)
By Anil Sharma IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Known for his sharp takes on Twitter and on other public platforms, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor on Friday expressed his resentment at the naming of public structures after political figures, particularly from "one family", in a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival here.

Remembering WB Yeats and his timeless poetry (14:16)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, has cast his shadow over the history of both "modern poetry" and "modern Ireland" for so long that his pre-eminence is taken for granted, it emerged during an intense session on the life of the late poet on the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here.

SC not to pronounce Jallikattu verdict for a week (Lead, correcting name in Para 2) (13:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed not to pronounce its verdict on Jallikattu for one week in the wake of large scale protests in Tamil Nadu against the ban on the bull-taming sport.

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