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Acquitted in Arms Act, Salman thanks fans (Second Lead) (15:48)
Jodhpur/Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case involving the killing of blackbucks. Even as the jubilant actor thanked his fans for support and some colleagues hailed the decision, Twitterati trolled him.

Nayanthara bats for Jallikattu (15:02)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Southern film actress Nayanthara on Wednesday came out in support of Jallikattu and the youngsters who are protesting against the ban on the ancient and popular bull-taming sport, celebrated during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie!  (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

Beijing launches specialist police force (13:44)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Beijing launched a new specialist police force on Wednesday.

Salman Khan thanks fans after acquittal in Arms Act case (13:28)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday thanked his supporters after getting acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act violation case.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (Lead) (12:56)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an Arms Act case in which he is alleged to have killed blackbucks in 1998.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (12:00)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act case.

No respite from cold, Agra schools to open on Monday (11:06)
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) With the minimum temperature hovering around 4 degrees Celsius for the last couple of days, a chill breeze in this Taj city in Uttar Pradesh forced tourists to spend more time in hotel rooms than out to view Mughal monuments.

Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi (10:48)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) It was a foggy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature maintained at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said.

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir Valley (10:44)
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) After nightlong intermittent snowfall, the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday remained cut off from the rest of the country as road, rail and air traffic got disrupted.

Jallikattu protests gain strength in Tamil Nadu (09:42)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) The massive state wide protests by youth in Tamil Nadu who are demanding holding of Jallikattu -- the bull-taming sport -- and banning animal rights group PETA, entered second day on Wednesday with protestors holding out throughout the night.

First gorilla born in zoo dies at 60 in US (06:44)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The worlds first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo died in her sleep overnight, less than one month after her 60th birthday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in US state of Ohio said.

Massive protests for 'Jallikattu' continue across Tamil Nadu (Roundup) (23:46)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The massive protests by youth at the Marina Beach here demanding holding of jallikattu - the bull-taming sport - and banning animal rights group PETA continued into late night with talks with government officials failing on Tuesday.

More Tamil celebrities lend support for Jallikattu (23:40)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Tamil actors such as Vijay, G.V Prakash Kumar and Suriya on Tuesday extended their support for Jallikattu and also voiced against the arrest of those who have demonstrated in support of the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.

Arson, negligence suspected in wildfires in Italy's Genoa (22:52)
Genoa (Italy), Jan 17 (IANS/AKI) Arson and human error are the suspected causes of wildfires in hills around the northwestern Italian port city of Genoa that drove hundreds of people from their homes overnight, investigators said on Tuesday.

We may get only two days to implement odd-even scheme: Jain (21:52)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With the Union Environment Ministry notifying an action plan to curb air pollution, including the odd-even scheme, Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said he had learnt that the city government will get only two days to implement the traffic restriction plan in case of rise in pollution levels.

Tata Power's renewable energy capacity crosses 3,000 MW (21:16)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Tata Power on Tuesday said its total generation capacity from renewable energy sources has reached 3,060 megawatt (MW) till date in the current fiscal.

Urgent steps needed to control 'very serious' air pollution: SC (20:22)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the increasing air pollution saying it was "very serious problem" and solutions need to be found urgently.

Mercury remains below freezing in Himachal (19:16)
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to largely dry weather but temperatures remained below the freezing point in most areas.

Don't defecate near Ganga, says official (17:20)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior official on Tuesday urged people living along the Ganga not to defecate near the river so as to keep it clean.

Oslo bans diesel cars due to high pollution levels (17:02)
Oslo, Jan 17 (IANS) Authorities in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Tuesday for the first time pushed diesel cars off the roads, due to high levels of pollution.

Tigers may roam again in central Asia: Scientists (13:32)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Caspian tigers who met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century may roam again in Central Asia thanks to a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the extinct big cats, say researchers.

Two arrested in Bihar for smuggling rare lizards (11:18)
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Bihar's Kishanganj district for smuggling of two Tokay Gecko lizards, highly in demand in international market for their supposed medicinal purposes, police said on Tuesday.

Massive protest against Jallikattu arrests in TN (Lead) (11:02)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Tamil Nadu took to the streets on Tuesday against the arrest of those who have demonstrated in favour of Jallikattu.

Severe cold shuts Kashmir University for 10 days (10:30)
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Intense cold and extremely slippery road conditions prompted the Kashmir University on Tuesday to postpone the day's scheduled exams and suspend classes for the next 10 days, an official said.

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