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Jallikattu matter is sub judice, PM tells Tamil Nadu CMTN CM Panneerselvam meets PM Modi over Jallikattu ban. —PIB

Jallikattu matter is sub judice, PM tells Tamil Nadu CM

19 Jan 2017 | 4:12 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually indicated his government’s inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub judice as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met him here seeking the Centre’s intervention.

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New Delhi, January 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually indicated his government’s inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub judice as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met him here seeking the Centre’s intervention.

“While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is sub judice,” the PMO said after the meeting.

At the same time, it said the Centre would be supportive of the steps taken by the state government.

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As protests demanding the lifting of the ban on the bull-taming sport spread across Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister rushed here on Wednesday night to meet the Prime Minister with a request for the ordinance.

With regard to the drought situation in Tamil Nadu, Modi assured Paneerselvam that all possible assistance would be provided.

A central team would be deputed to Tamil Nadu shortly to assess the drought situation, the PMO said. PTI

Mumbai attack mastermind’s nephew killed in Hajin gunfight

Mumbai attack mastermind’s nephew killed in Hajin gunfight

19 Jan 2017 | 3:04 PM

SRINAGAR: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant commander and the nephew of Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was killed in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Thursday.

22 schoolchildren dead in bus-truck collision in UP’s  Etah

22 schoolchildren dead in bus-truck collision in UP’s Etah

19 Jan 2017 | 11:26 AM

LUCKNOW: At least 22 schoolchildren were killed, and over 40 injured, as school bus collided with a truck at Etah district in Uttar Pradesh. The mishap occurred early this morning.

President Barack Obama gives farewell call to PM Narendra Modi

President Barack Obama gives farewell call to PM Narendra Modi

19 Jan 2017 | 10:04 AM

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama gave a farewell call to PM Narendra Modi. Obama, who lays down office on Friday, spoke to Modi on Wednesday evening.

Indigenous fighter jet Tejas to make debut at Republic Day

Indigenous fighter jet Tejas to make debut at Republic Day

19 Jan 2017 | 3:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Indigenously-made fighter jet Tejas will make its Republic Day debut in this year’s parade, the Indian Air Force announced on Thursday.

Priyanka Chopra wins 2nd People’s Choice Award for ‘Quantico’

Priyanka Chopra wins 2nd People’s Choice Award for ‘Quantico’

19 Jan 2017 | 2:58 PM

LOS ANGELES: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has won the ‘Favourite Dramatic TV Actress’ at the People’s Choice Award 2017 for her role in the American drama TV series ‘Quantico’.

Obama’s parting words: ‘We’re going to be OK’

Obama’s parting words: ‘We’re going to be OK’

19 Jan 2017 | 10:44 AM

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama offered a parting message of hope for a country governed by Donald Trump, assuring Americans that “we’re going to be OK”.

Explain how UPA govt delayed budget, EC asks Cabinet Secy

19 Jan 2017 | 4:18 PM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India has written to Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha asking him to explain the procedure used by the previous central government under the United Progressive Alliance to delay tabling the union Budget in 2012, when dates of assembly elections clashed with the Budget Session.

DRT allows banks to recover Rs 6,203 cr from Mallya

DRT allows banks to recover Rs 6,203 cr from Mallya

19 Jan 2017 | 4:14 PM

BENGALURU: The Debt Recovery Tribunal on Thursday ordered banks led by the State Bank of India to begin recovering Rs 6,203 crore that embattled businessman Vijay Mallya and his companies owe them.

J-K Assembly passes resolution for return of Kashmiri Pandits

J-K Assembly passes resolution for return of Kashmiri Pandits

19 Jan 2017 | 3:19 PM

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution for creating a conducive atmosphere for the return of Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants to the Valley.

After 32 years, nominations near 2,000-mark in Punjab

After 32 years, nominations near 2,000-mark in Punjab

19 Jan 2017 | 11:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: It is after a gap of 32 years that the number of nominations filed by candidates for the 117 Punjab Assembly seats has almost touched the 2,000-mark.


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SC keeps itself away from pro-Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu

SC keeps itself away from pro-Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu

19 Jan 2017 | 4:08 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday preferred to stay away from the pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu and said the issue of protecting the agitating supporters of the bull-taming sport can be raised before the Madras High Court.

CITY FOCUS

Hallo Majra school — it’s still the pits

Hallo Majra school — it’s still the pits

19 Jan 2017 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Poor infrastructure, hazardous conditions, unbearable stink rising from a garbage-disposing facility in the vicinity and two makeshift structures that act as part of the school.

NoSidhu did not put any condition while joining the party, says Capt Amarinder. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

I will be his wicketkeeper, says Capt in first press conference with Sidhu

19 Jan 2017 | 2:46 PM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his party was aiming for two-third majority in the Assembly elections, and the incumbent SAD-BJP alliance will manage to win only 10 to 20 seats.

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Will support all Congress rebels: Jagmeet Brar

19 Jan 2017 | 2:25 PM

NEW DELHI: Ex-MP and former member of Congress Working Committee Jagmeet Brar on Thursday said he will support all Congress rebels in Punjab.

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BJP, Akali leaders meet Doda in court, draw flak

19 Jan 2017 | 9:54 AM

ABOHAR: BJP candidate from Abohar constituency Arun Narang along with district president Vishnu Bhagwan Delu reportedly met liquor baron and Bhim Tank murder case accused Shiv Lal Doda in the district courts complex at Fazilka today.

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CM puts senior bureaucrats to test

CM puts senior bureaucrats to test

19 Jan 2017 | 12:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly half way through his five-year term, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar seems to have finally got cracking. He has donned the role of a teacher and conducts surprise tests of senior bureaucrats on the status of his pet projects.

No let-up in chill deaths in Shimla

No let-up in chill deaths in Shimla

19 Jan 2017 | 12:41 AM

SHIMLA: Intense cold wave claimed another life here today. The body of a 60-year-old man Pratap Singh was found in the gallery of Puranmal Dharamsala near the old bus stand, which was his permanent abode.

Govt to spend Rs 31,000 cr on state development: Drabu

Govt to spend Rs 31,000 cr on state development: Drabu

19 Jan 2017 | 12:34 AM

JAMMU: Minister for Finance Haseeb Drabu today said the PDP-BJP government was expected to spend the highest-ever allocation of Rs 31,000 crore on developmental activities which comes around 39 per cent of the total expenditure of Rs 79,472 crore earmarked for the next fiscal.

ND Tiwari joins BJP for son’s sake, Cong jolted

ND Tiwari joins BJP for son’s sake, Cong jolted

19 Jan 2017 | 1:19 AM

DEHRADUN: Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar joining the BJP in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi today is a major jolt to the Uttarakhand Congress before the crucial Assembly elections on February 15.

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India eye series in Cuttack

19 Jan 2017 | 1:42 AM

Cuttack: A flamboyant Indian team, which has converted chasing down incredible targets into an art, will aim for a series-clinching victory against England in the second ODI here tomorrow. With chase master Virat Kohli churning out magical knocks consistently, no score looks big and daunting enough for India.

India lose Asian archery event, thanks to AAI

19 Jan 2017 | 1:42 AM

New Delhi: The refusal of the de-recognised Archery Association of India (AAI) to adhere to the Government’s Sports Code has led to India losing the hosting rights of the prestigious Asia Cup tournament, which was scheduled to be held in the capital from January 31 to February 5.

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Murray breezes through, Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

19 Jan 2017 | 1:42 AM

Melbourne: Top seed Andy Murray sped into the Australian Open third round today but bad boy Nick Kyrgios was booed and accused of not trying as he crashed to a stormy defeat.

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