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Regional parties show 20% dip in donations above Rs 20,000 (1 minute ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Twenty-one regional political parties received a total of Rs 107.62 crore in donations of or above Rs 20,000 in 2015-16, compared with Rs 134.86 crore in the previous year, showing a dip of about 20 per cent, a study by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) showed.

IAF appeals citizens to not to litter (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Republic Day Parade fly-past, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday appealed to citizens of Delhi not to throw eatables, garbage, or animal carcasses in the open which may attract birds and endanger aircraft.

Now purchase mutual funds via FreeCharge (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Digital payments platform FreeCharge and Reliance Mutual Funds on Wednesday teamed up to offer paperless access to mutual funds with instant redemptions and zero charges.

Cabinet gives nod to electronic manufacturing incentive scheme (5 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amendments in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivise investments in electronic sector and moving towards the goal of 'Net Zero Imports' in electronics by 2020.

Berlin to host Hockey Indoor World Cup 2018 (7 minutes ago)
Berlin, Jan 18 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday announced that Berlin will host the Hockey Indoor World Cup 2018 between February 7-11.

Former Egypt footballer accused of links with terror outfit (9 minutes ago)
Cairo, Jan 18 (IANS) Egypt's former football star Mohamed Aboutrika has been added to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, according to his lawyer.

Telangana to pressurise Centre for 12 percent Muslim quota: CM (9 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Telangana will pass a bill to provide 12 percent reservations to Muslims in the state and bring pressure on the Union Government to include the law in Constitution's 9th schedule as was done in case of Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday.

Defender Lakra aims to return to vintage form in HIL (13 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Seasoned defender Birendra Lakra aims to hit full throttle in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL), starting from January 21, as he continues his comeback process after a knee surgery.

Mining begins in accident-hit Jharkhand ECL mine (17 minutes ago)
Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) With rescue operation still halted, mining activity has been resumed at the Lalmatia mine of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) in Jharkhand where 18 persons were killed in a December 30 accident, an official said on Wednesday.

Cabinet nod for repealing 105 redundant laws (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Continuing the endeavour in doing away with old and archaic laws, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved repealing of 105 laws.

Micromax launches new 'Vdeo range' smartphones (17:06)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Micromax Informatics on Wednesday extended its "Vdeo range" with the launch of two new smartphones Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 at Rs 5,749 and Rs 6,249, respectively.

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan working on new book (17:06)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has said that he is working on a new novel.

President returns Netaji Subhas IT Bill to Delhi Assembly (17:04)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday said that President Pranab Mukherjee has returned a bill on upgradation of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) into a university back to the assembly for reconsideration.

Mobile screen-recorded short film 'WhatsUpMom' goes viral (17:00)
Kochi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 90-second-long mobile screen-recorded short film 'WhatsUpMom', videographed by Mathukutty Xavier to break away from the monotony of doing a script of debut film, has gone viral and crossed six lakh views and 7,000 shares in 50 hours.

Indian American DJ to perform at Trump's inauguration (16:46)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, would perform at US President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration at Washingtons National Mall on January 19, the media reported.

Australia batsman Handscomb to make ODI debut vs Pakistan (16:34)
Perth, Jan 18 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb will make his One-Day International (ODI) debut for Australia against Pakistan in the third match of the VB ODI series on Thursday as the hosts aim to wrest back the initiative.

Former US President Bush hospitalised (16:32)
Houston, Jan 18 (IANS) Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said.

Congress veteran N.D. Tiwari, son join BJP (Lead) (16:32)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his son Rohit Shekhar, a month before elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Want to ace an exam? Share with friends what you learned (16:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) While preparing for an exam, sharing with a classmate the information that you have studied, may help you recall better and for a longer time compared with just re-reading the notes, a study has found.

Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook (16:26)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

India aim to wrap up ODI series vs England in second tie (Preview) (16:26)
Cuttack, Jan 18 (IANS) After guiding India to a thrilling three-wicket win against England in his maiden One-day International (ODI) as full-time skipper, Virat Kohli will be aiming to clinch the three-match series by grabbing the second ODI too here on Thursday.

MoU between India and Russia approved by cabinet (16:26)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to an MoU on youth exchange programmes with Russia to help promote exchange of ideas, values and culture between the two countries, an official statement said.

CoJ to draw up calendar for recruitment of judicial officers in India (16:14)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar has set up a Committee of Judges (CoJ) to draw up a calendar for the recruitment of judges to subordinate judiciary that would be uniformly adhered to across the country.

Turkey to arrest 243 military personnel for coup attempt (16:10)
Ankara, Jan 18 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 243 military personnel over the coup attempt in July last year.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

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