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U-19 WC: Next Virat Kohli in the making!

18-year-old Indian opener Shubman Gill reproduced a shot made famous after Indian captain Virat Kohli played it against England last year. Playing against Zimbabwe in the Under-19 World Cup. The stylish right-hander smoked Nkosilathi Nungu for a six over mid-wicket with a short-arm jab similar to what Kohli did to dispatch Chris Woakes’ short of a length delivery for a six.

 

 


 

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Class 12 student guns down principal

According to reports, a class 12 student of a leading private school in Yamunanagar of Haryana shot his principal dead a week after he was rusticated for lack of attendance and picking up fights. He reportedly came to the school and said that he wanted to meet the principal. Then he walked to the principal Ritu Chhabra and fired several rounds at her with his father’s licensed revolver, say reports. She was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead. Reportedly, the school staff caught the boy and handed him over to the police. An investigation is underway.

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Proud moment for Apple users

Multinational business magazine, Fortune has named technology giant Apple as the world’s most admired company. E-commerce giant Amazon has retained its second spot, followed by Google's parent Alphabet. Apple has topped Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list for the 11th year in a row.

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Cannot withdraw bus fare hike: TN Transport Minister

Tamil Nadu Transport Minister M R Vijayabaskar has reportedly said that there is no way the hike in the bus fares can be withdrawn. Speaking to reporters in Karur, Vijayabaskar has said that the fares in Tamil Nadu are still lower when compared with other states. He also reportedly added that the people should accept the hike as the state is undergoing a financial crisis.

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Transport corporation issues advice to drivers and conductors

The Tamil Nadu transport corporation has reportedly advised the bus drivers and conductors to clear the doubts of the people about the hike in the bus fares. They were also advised not to involve in arguments with the passengers, say reports. Earlier, on Saturday morning, the passengers were reportedly shocked when they heard that the bus fares were hiked on Friday.

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Vivekananda, Netaji's birthdays to be declared national holidays?

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has writen a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birthdays to be declared as national holidays. Vivekananda and Netaji's birth anniversaries are observed on January 12 and 23, respectively.

 

 


 

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"Burn theaters to ensure no one watches Padmaavat”, BJP MLA

Hyderabad BJP MLA Raja Singh reportedly asked people to not to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat and even asked people to burn theaters to ensure that no one watches the movie. "No patriotic Indian should go see the movie. Protest as you want. Even if you want to burn or vandalise the theatres, ensure that no one watches the movie," Singh said.

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Youth gored to death during Jallikattu near Manapparai

According to reports, a 22-year-old youth was gored to death during a Jallikattu event in Kalingapatti near Manapparai in Tiruchirapalli district. The bull-tamer named Ranjith succumbed to injuries, say reports. A total of six people including spectators were killed during the Jallikattu events held across Tamil Nadu on the occasion of Pongal festival, suggest reports.

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TN govt’s statement on monthly and daily bus passes

After increasing the fares in buses across the State, the Tamil Nadu government has reportedly said that the monthly pass, bought for Rs 1,000, in MTC buses will be valid till February 15. For Rs 50 daily pass, the government reportedly said it will soon finalize on the new amount to be charged for it. Meanwhile, many political parties in the State have condemned the hike in bus fares, while some of them have announced protests against the hike.

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Imposing transport corporation’s loss on people condemnable: DMK leader

Reacting to the hike in the bus fares by the Tamil Nadu government, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi has reportedly said that the imposing of the state transport corporation’s loss on the people is condemnable. The AIADMK government on Friday announced the hike in the bus fares adding that the hike is applicable from January 20. Reports suggest that people across the state were shocked due to the sudden hike in the bus fares up to 70%.

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Bus fare to be revised every year

TN government has reportedly released a statement and announced that the bus fare in the state will be revised every year. Government also announced that the authorities can revise the bus fare when there is a need as well. The government hiked bus ticket rates on Friday.

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Andal controversy: Vairamuthu goes emotional in video

Following the controversy surrounding Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu’s recent article about Andal, the lyricist has released a video, in which he is seen making emotional statements. Stating that some people intentionally misinterpreted what he said, Vairamuthu conveyed that he never intended to defame Andal. He also said that while Angammal is the mother who gave birth to him, Andal is the mother who taught him Tamil.

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IND vs SA: “We want to get a whitewash against India”

South African speedster Kagiso Rabada said that they want to get a whitewash against India. "Obviously we know how to play fast bowling and we've got respect for their attack. Every game you go into, you want to win. So obviously we want to get a whitewash against India," Rabada said. SA lead’s the three match Test series 2-0.

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Researched about Andal for 3 months: Vairamuthu

Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu reportedly said that he researched many articles about Hindu deity Andal for over 3 months. Vairamuthu also said that he wanted to establish Andal’s glory among the younger generation and his statement was misinterpreted.

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Jayalalithaa was administered slow poison for 8 months: AIADMK leader

AIADMK leader C Ponnaiyan has alleged that former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was administered slow poison for 7-8 months in the form of steroids injections. The blood sugar level of Jayalalithaa saw immense rise due to the slow poison, the former finance minister said. Notably, Ponnaiyan had earlier alleged that the black dots on Jayalalithaa’s face were because she was attacked with a wooden log.

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Suriya responds to fans protest

Actor Suriya responded to his fans protest outside Sun TV office in MRC Nagar and asked them not to lower their stature for such things. Suriya also asked his fans to use their time and energy for the good of the society. Earlier, fans protested outside Sun TV office after two female anchors made fun of their star.

 

 


 

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TN Minister makes shocking statement on Jayalalithaa’s death

Tamil Nadu dairy minister Rajendra Balaji has reportedly said that he already knew that former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa died at 5.20 am on December 4, 2016. Speaking at an event in Virudhunagar, the minister reportedly said he received information on December 4 that Jayalalithaa was in a critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest. Stating that all MLAs were called to Chennai around 2 am, Rajendra Balaji said he confirmed it right then that Jayalalithaa had died.

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Suriya fans protest outside Sun TV office

Fans of actor Suriya reportedly protested outside Sun TV office in MRC Nagar on Saturday condemning the anchors who trolled their star. The anchors has been criticised by Tamil actors, producers and directors as well.

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TN has the lowest bus fare: OPS

Tamil Nadu deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam reportedly said that the bus fare in the state is the lowest when compared to its neighbours. The government in a statement said that Karnataka charges 59p/km, Kerala - 64p/km, Andhra Pradesh - 63p/km, for ordinary moffusil buses while TN charges just 60p/km. TN government hiked bus ticket rates on Friday.

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Cops refuse help as they “don’t want blood stains in car”, two teens die

According to reports, two teens, aged 17, died after two cops on patrol refused them help when they were lying motionless on the road. The video, in which the cops refuse help saying their car will have blood stains, has shocked people. The incident, which exposed the insensitivity of those cops, happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur. While an acquaintance is heard saying, “They are also somebody's children... I request you,” another man says, “Nobody else has a car here. Take them.” However, another vehicle from local police station reached and took them to a hospital where they were declared brought dead. When a voice told the policemen, “Your car can be washed but…,” one of the policemen retorted saying, “If the car gets washed, then where will we sit all night.” Saharanpur city police chief Prabal Pratap Singh reportedly said that the policemen were suspended and further action will be taken after inquiry.

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