'A Dog's Purpose' writer says no animals were harmed (5 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) No dogs were harmed during the shoot of "A Dog's Purpose", says W. Bruce Cameron, co-screenwriter of the film which was made controversial by a leaked video from on set.

When Vijay joined Jallikattu protesters at Marina  (11:54)
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay paid a secret visit to the Marina beach here to extend support to thousands of young protesters against the ban on Jallikattu, a source said.

Cold wave continues in J&K (10:32)
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as minimum temperatures remained several notches below freezing point.

30 trains delayed, 5 cancelled due to fog (10:26)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 30 trains were running late and five cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Saturday morning, a railway official said.

Foggy, cold Saturday morning in Delhi (09:38)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was a foggy and cold Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average for this time of the season, the weather office said.

Italy hotel avalanche: 10 found alive after 2 days (06:36)
Rome, Jan 21 (IANS) Rescuers in central Italy have found 10 survivors after an avalanche buried a mountain hotel, the authorities said.

Trump to eliminate Obama's Climate Action Plan: White House website (Lead) (02:44)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Shortly after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centrepiece of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy that aims to cut carbon emissions from power plants.

White House climate change web page vanishes after Trump inauguration (01:18)
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan 21 (IANS) Less than an hour after Donald Trump took over as new US President, the White House website was transformed, and the energy and climate page vanished. It appeared as "page not found".

Delhi air quality 'very poor', SC-appointed panel calls for tough action (23:48)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Taking stock of the air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday asked authorities to immediately enforce the graded response action under "very poor" category for Delhi and "moderate poor" for NCR.

Centre nod to Jallikattu ordinance; protests continue in Tamil Nadu (Intro Roundup) (23:20)
New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The central government on Friday evening gave its nod to the Tamil Nadu government's ordinance to enable holding of Jallikattu, as the southern state saw continued massive protests in support of the bull-taming sport.

Cuba to source more condoms from HLL (22:26)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Cuba will be importing more condoms from Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered HLL Lifecare Ltd, said a company spokesperson on Friday.

Avalanche survivor's wife, son, rescued from hotel (22:16)
Rome, Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) The wife and young son of a cook who escaped the avalanche that buried over 30 people inside a central Italian ski hotel were pulled out alive from the building on Friday and airlifted to hospital in Pescara.

Centre gives nod to ordinance on Jallikattu (21:54)
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.

Clinical trial of Unani medicine for diabetes soon: AMU don (20:50)
Aligarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The government of India's Institutional Ethical Committee has given the nod for a Unani medicine aimed at treating diabetes and its clinical trial will begin soon, said an Aligarh Muslim University professor who developed the drug.

AYUSH, ASCI sign MoU to weed out misleading advertisements (20:38)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Ministry of AYUSH on Friday inked an MoU with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to identify potential misleading advertisements in its advertising sector.

Delhi gets respite from cold, mercury to rise further (Lead) (20:24)
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.

Jallikattu: Protesters refuse to leave before event is held (Roundup) (19:52)
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.

Experts studying Darjeeling-East Sikkim, Nilgiris to reduce landslide risk (19:18)
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) A consortium of experts from India, Italy and Britain have selected Darjeeling-East Sikkim in the eastern Himalayas and Nilgiris in the Western Ghats for studies to develop tools and services aiding early warning systems and improving resilience to landslides in India.

Interpol's new project targets African-Asian wildlife crime link (19:10)
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) A new project to identify and dismantle the organised crime networks making billions of dollars in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia has been launched by Interpol.

Delhi hospital helps man walk after 11 years (18:50)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old man has been given a fresh lease of life after doctors at a Fortis hospital here performed two complex surgeries enabling him to walk after 11 years, the hospital said on Friday.

Rare tiger sighting in north Bengal prompts deployment of camera traps (17:58)
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) In a rare sighting, a tiger was spotted in the Neora Valley National Park in the hills of north Bengal at an elevation of 6,000 to 8,000 feet, prompting the forest department to install camera traps in the region.

Why our eyes don't blur when we blink (17:44)
Singapore, Jan 20 (IANS) Ever wondered why we are not plunged into intermittent darkness when we blink? Researchers in Singapore may have the answer.

'Jungle Talkies' to showcase documentaries on animal kingdom (17:36)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) "Jungle Talkies", a new TV offering, will give viewers a dekko at documentaries from around the world on the animal kingdom.

Baby with down syndrome 'improves' after stem cell treatment (17:12)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A three-year-old baby -- born with Down Syndrome having subnormal motor skills -- has shown improvement after undergoing stem cell treatment at a hospital here, doctors said on Friday.

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery (17:08)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As surgery can be some times dangerous for weight reduction, intragastric ballooning is a better option, especially for those excessively overweight, doctors said on Friday.

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