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Irrfan releases first look of his banned Bangladeshi film. Japan to pay damages to Okinawans hit by US jets' noise - NewsX. A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the central government to pay over $260 million in compensation to residents living near a US airbase in Okinawa over aircraft noise.
The Naha district court’s Okinawa branch handed down the ruling, public broadcaster NHK reported. Some 22,000 residents from five municipalities around the US Kadena Air Base, the largest US base in Far East Asia, filed suit against the state in 2011. They demanded compensation for damages and the suspension of flights during the night and early morning. US President Donald Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms - NewsX.
US President Donald Trump reversed a regulation proclaimed by Barack Obama, obligating public schools around the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms they prefer according to the gender with which they identify.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday announced in a statement that the Trump administration had decided to suspend the measure because it produced too much confusion on the local level and did not include sufficient constitutional legal analysis, Efe news reported. The reversal of the rule now leaves it up to states and school districts to interpret whether federal sex discrimination law applies to gender identity. In May 2016, the Obama administration had issued guidance to US public schools requiring them to treat transgender students according to their gender identity, even if that were different than their sex at birth. According to CBS News, Sessions reportedly believes that the matter is a legal issue, not a policy issue. At least 7 dead, 17 injured after deadly blast rocks commercial building in Lahore, Pakistan - NewsX. UCL: Sevilla manage 2-1 win over Leicester City - NewsX. Sevilla dominated nearly all of their UEFA Champions League first-leg football tie against Leicester City before Jamie Vardy gave the visitors a vital equaliser in the away game, which the Spanish club won 2-1.
Watched by coach Jorge Sampaoli, who was in the stands due to his one-match suspension on Wednesday, Sevilla overcame the possible effects of an early penalty miss when Joaquin Correa’s spot-kick was saved by Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, reports Xinhua news agency. Sergio Escudero’s shot also was well-saved by the Leicester goalkeeper, before the home side took the lead through a fine header from Pablo Sarabia. Escudero found space on the left and Sarabia was able to attack the ball, which went off the post. Schmeichel had to be alert a minute later after Stefan Jovetic’s long range effort took a wicked deflection and was on the point of dropping into his net. MS Dhoni travels in train after 13 years for Vijay Hazare Trophy - NewsX. A couple of days after the cricketing world was abuzz with the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s removal as the skipper of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, the just-appointed Jharkhand skipper, in his typical unfazed avatar, regaled his teammates with stories from the past in a rare train journey from Ranchi to Howrah station to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In the last couple of seasons, Dhoni while playing for Jharkhand, never captained the side but has taken up the mantle this time around. It was learnt that the state association pushed the envelope to make him skipper again. Lionel Messi is one win away from his 400th for Barcelona - NewsX. Argentine football star Lionel Messi is just one win away from reaching 400 victories with Barcelona, when the team visits the Vicente Calderon on Sunday to play against hosts Atletico Madrid in La Liga round 24.
If Barcelona wins the upcoming tie, Messi will reach the 400 win mark out of 565 games played since he started wearing Barcelona’s jersey in 2004. During that period, Messi has taken part in 399 victories, 276 in La Liga, 66 in the Champions League, 42 in Copa del Rey, eight in Supercopa de Espana, three in the UEFA Super Cup and five in the FIFA Club World Cup. The Argentine forward has played in 102 draws and suffered 64 defeats. Atletico Madrid was the team to concede most goals scored by Messi with a total of 26 (21 in La Liga and five in Copa del Rey), followed by Real Madrid and Sevilla, conceding 21 goals each.
India vs Australia 1st Test, Day 1: Australia 256/9 in 94 overs at stumps - NewsX. Australian skipper Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat against India in the opening match of their four-match Test series.
Indian side led by Virat Kohli has made one change to the squad. Al-rounder Jayant Yadav replaces Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Australia playing with two pacers and two spinners on a slow and low track. Pacer Mitchell Starc’s unbeaten half century lifted Australia to 256/9 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday. No water from Punjab will be allowed to flow to Haryana: AAP leader Bhagwant Mann - NewsX. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday made it clear that no water from Punjab will be allowed to flow to Haryana.
Senior AAP leader and MP Bhagwant Mann, in a statement here, said the AAP, which he said is expected to form government in Punjab, would not allow any water to flow to Haryana because Punjab has no extra water. “The AAP is firm on its stand and would take all legal and political steps which would be required to resolve the river waters issue,” Mann said. Cautioning the people of Punjab and Haryana against the “dangerous designs of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) who are blowing the issue of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal out of proportion to create law and order problem for political motives”, Mann said the INLD call for digging of the SYL canal was politically motivated.
Mann questioned the INLD why they kept quiet on SYL canal issue for 10 years when the SAD was ruling Punjab. Thousands stuck in traffic after police seals Haryana-Punjab border - NewsX. Thousands of people, especially motorists, faced inconvenience on Thursday morning after security forces sealed a busy portion of a national highway on the Haryana-Punjab border that links Delhi with Amritsar.
A 24 km stretch of the NH-1 was sealed off on the Ambala (Haryana)-Rajpura (Punjab) section in wake of the Indian National Lok Dal’s call of ‘Water War’. The traffic was diverted, a Punjab police officer said. Samajwadi Party candidate's son shot in Uttar Pradesh - NewsX. AAP slams PM Modi, Rajnath Singh over Ramjas College violence - NewsX. Advocating debate and shunning of violence by students, the AAP on Thursday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh responsible for violence at Delhi University’s Ramjas College here a day earlier.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas appealed to students not to indulge in violence but instead debate in a democratic way in case of divergence of views. “If anti-national slogans are raised inside campuses of universities and colleges, which churn out talented personalities, it is the failure of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister,” Vishwas said. Referring to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) incident where anti-national slogans were raised in February last year, the AAP leader said Modi should take responsibility since the real culprits have still not been identified and arrested. Won't accept unilaterally imposed US immigration provisions: Mexico - NewsX. Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray said ahead of talks with senior officials from the United States that his country would not accept immigration provisions that are unilaterally imposed by its northern neighbour.
Videgaray on Wednesday made those remarks after President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday announced major changes to US immigration enforcement earlier this week, Efe news reported. “I want to state as clearly and emphatically as possible that the Mexican government and the Mexican people do not have to accept provisions that one government may wish to impose on another,” Videgaray said during a meeting in Mexico City with the Mexico representative for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. “We’re not going to accept that because there’s no reason for us to do so and because it’s not in Mexico’s interest,” he added. Maharashtra Civic Elections Results: Shiv Sena leads with 84 seats, BJP biggest gainer; Congress, MNS wiped out - NewsX.
The counting of India’s largest and richest civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) along with nine others is underway. Millions of voters had exercised their franchise on Tuesday in Maharashtra. At close of balloting in the evening, an estimated 55% of Mumbai’s 9.2 million (92 lakh) electorate had voted, making it the highest turnout for any elections since 1991. All focus on the contest is between Shiv Sena and BJP, who for the first time in 25 years have decided to contest solo this time. Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections: Voting in 53 constituencies in the fourth phase of polling ends - NewsX. Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of seven-phase election in Uttar Pradesh elections begins on Thursday.
Over 1.80 crore voters will use their franchise in the tight contest between the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Parliamentary constituency of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rae Bareli, is also voting in this phase. It is for the first time since 1998 that Sonia Gandhi has not campaigned in an election.
‘World’s Tallest Statue’ or ‘Most Destructive Construction’? Shivaji statue in Mumbai lands on divided shore - NewsX. With the Mumbai government reportedly mulling the initiation of the construction of world’s tallest statue, the city is divided on whether the construction portends any positive changes for the people working on the shores. It is being reported that the Indian government might spend around 3,600 crore rupees ($530 million) on the memorial of 17th century Hindu king Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Koli community fears that the construction of the world’s tallest structure may drastically affect their livelihood. The Shivaji statue, at 190 metres, will be twice the height of America’s Statue of Liberty and will be almost 40 metres taller than the statue of Buddha in China. The fishing community in Mumbai, which is apprehensive about the rippling effect of this massive construction, have accepted this as an unequivocal fact that the construction will destroy the marine life.
UP polls 2017: Akhilesh Yadav afraid of donkeys, says PM Modi - NewsX. Ahead of the fifth phase of poling in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a rally in Bahraich district. Taking a jibe at UP chief minister, PM Modi said that Akhilesh Yadav was afraid of him. He also said that the people of this country are his master and he takes inspiration from the donkey because he works for the people day and night. Mayawati retorts to Amit Shah's 'Kasab' jibe; calls BJP president the 'biggest Kasab' - NewsX. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati retorted to Amit Shah’s ‘Kasab’ jibe by labelling him as the “biggest Kasab of all”. On Wednesday, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah had come up with an acronym for “KASAB”, deconstructing the 26/11 terrorist’s name to make it stand for the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the BSP. “Until Uttar Pradesh gets rid of K-A-S-A-B, there will be no development in the state.
Ka is for Congress, Sa for Samajwadi Party and Ba for BSP,” Shah said while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Chauri Chaura district. “The whole country knows that there is no bigger Kasab or terrorist than Amit Shah,” said Mayawati in a rally today at Ambedkarnagar. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg expresses concerns on anti-globalisation trend - NewsX. Crossroads Media founder Mike Dubke to be White House communications director - NewsX. Hilary Duff enjoys romantic holiday with Matthew Koma - NewsX. Model Chrissy Teigen shares nude photograph - NewsX. Pakistani actress takes jibe at Indian actors, says it was for 'fun' - NewsX. US President Donald Trump says he inherited a mess, slams media - NewsX. UN condemns terror attack at Sufi shrine in Pakistan - NewsX. Nepal should not back India's plan to corner Pakistan, says PM Oli - NewsX.
Pakistan mosque attack: Authorities seal border with Afghanistan after deadly blast - NewsX. Real Madrid: Welsh wizard Gareth Bale set to make comeback against Espanyol in La Liga - NewsX. Manchester United beat Saint-Etienne 3-0: Ibrahimovic scores his first hat-trick for the Red Devils - NewsX. Kate Upton inspires girls to push harder at the gym, says personal trainer Bruno - NewsX. Gwen Stefani takes boyfriend Blake Shelton to Disneyland - NewsX. Watch: Woman thrashes alleged eve-teaser in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh - NewsX. Kalikho Pul's death: Ex-Arunachal Pradesh CM's wife demands CBI probe into his suicide - NewsX. BK Bansal case: Court sends TV actor Anuj Saxena to three-day CBI custody - NewsX.
Government completed remonetisation in few weeks: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley - NewsX. Vice Admiral Robert Harward rejects Donald Trump's offer of National Security Adviser - NewsX. Madhusudanan 'removes' AIADMK chief Sasikala, Dinakaran from party - NewsX. Panneerselvam camp demands secret ballot for confidence motion - NewsX. Mexico demands respect from Trump with huge marches - NewsX. Immigration raids fulfil campaign promise: Donald Trump - NewsX. For a cleaner air, Britain is providing $4,400 to diesel vehicle drivers to help change their car - NewsX. Docu-feature on Sachin Tendulkar to hit the screens on May 26 - NewsX. India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs in one-off Test - NewsX. 59th Grammy Awards: Drake wins Best Rap Song for 'Hotline Bling' - NewsX. 'Koffee with Karan 5': Kangana reveals she is jealous of Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' - NewsX.
BAFTA Awards 2017: Dev Patel wins Best Supporting Actor for 'Lion' - NewsX. Time to reject MCD, recall Delhi Government: Swaraj India - NewsX. As separatists appeal for protest shutdown, security forces deployed around Kashmir - NewsX. Kerala: BJP calls for strike after the murder of party worker - NewsX. 3 dead, almost twenty-one injured after building collapses in Surat, Gujarat - NewsX. High Court bans Valentine's Day celebrations in Pakistan - NewsX. Why isn't Governor inviting Sasikala to form government: Subramanian Swamy - NewsX. Kiren Rijiju refutes Hindu-majority Arunachal claim, says minorities flourishing because Hindus do not convert people - NewsX. Are Shahid and Mira planning another baby? Here's what's going on - NewsX. 'Koffee with Karan 5’: Is this the reason behind delay of Kapil Sharma’s episode? - NewsX. Berenice Bejo joins Dhanush in 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' - NewsX.
India has built 'secret nuclear city', claims Pakistan; MEA calls it 'baseless' - NewsX. A Russian anti-submarine ship arrived in Pakistan for the Aman 2017 - NewsX. Explosion at French nuclear plant - NewsX. 497 quakes hit Turkey in three days: Report - NewsX. US kills 'Bin Laden ally' in Syria - NewsX. US First Lady Melania Trump announces White House Social Secretary - NewsX. US President Donald Trump raps Nordstrom for dropping daughter's clothing line - NewsX. Lavish pre-wedding celebrations for Neil Nitin Mukesh as he gets set to say his vows - NewsX. 'Big Little Lies': Nicole Kidman's husband Keith Urban didn't oppose her racy scenes - NewsX.
Priyanka Chopra teams up with Hollywood star Tom Hardy for a new PETA video - NewsX. Finding fault with every solution not taking us anywhere: FM Arun Jaitley on electoral reform - NewsX. Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi: Remember what your mother called PM Modi - NewsX. Division of Uttar Pradesh no longer top agenda for political parties - NewsX. 'Mostly Sunny': Stunning look at Sunny Leone's lurid life - NewsX. Uphaar fire tragedy: Gopal Ansal sentenced to one year in jail - NewsX. Assembly Elections 2017: 256 multi-millionaires in fray for second phase of UP polls - NewsX. Is Trump's US travel ban order anti-Muslim? Asks Court of Appeals - Latest News in English - NewsX.
Donald Trump's policies cause great uncertainty in Japan's central bank - Latest News in English - NewsX. UN official says Islamic State is adapting to pressure by shifting to the 'dark web' - Latest News in English - NewsX. Vladimir Putin signs law decriminalising domestic violence - Latest News in English - NewsX. Bengali actress Bitasta Saha found hanging in her flat - Latest News in English - NewsX. 'Avengers: Infinity War' may center on Thanos - Latest News in English - NewsX. Cash withdrawal limit to be Rs 50,000 from February 20; no limit from March 13, says RBI - Latest News in English - NewsX. UP polls: Congress manifesto promises 50% quota for women, targets youths and farmers - Latest News in English - NewsX.
UP police may question Sunny Leone over multi-crore Noida Ponzi scam - Latest News in English - NewsX. Everyone born in India is Hindu, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat - Latest News in English - NewsX. PM Modi defends demonetisation, says fight against black money not political - Latest News in English - NewsX. PM Modi's 'raincoat' jibe on Manmohan Singh causes massive uproar in Rajya Sabha; Congress walks out - Latest News in English - NewsX.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be secretly dating Pamela Anderson - Latest News in English - NewsX. Has Mia Khalifa tested positive for HIV-AIDS? Here's what she has to say - Latest News in English - NewsX. Bigg Boss 10: Marriage on cards for Manveer Gurjar and Nitibha Kaul? - Latest News in English - NewsX. Amitabh Bachchan brings 'deluded' KRK back to reality - Latest News in English - NewsX. Check out Kylie Jenner's photo shoot that set the pool on fire! - Latest News in English - NewsX. 6-year-old dies after being given infected saline water in Hyderabad hospital - Latest News in English - NewsX. Have complete faith in authorities: Kailash Satyarthi on theft of Nobel Prize replica - Latest News in English - NewsX. People are scared of Sasikala, I am not: Deepa Jayakumar - Latest News in English - NewsX. Melania Trump files lawsuit, alleges article hurt chances to make millions - Latest News in English - NewsX.
Pakistan slams India, others for demanding permanent UNSC seat - Latest News in English - NewsX. India interfering in Sri Lanka to stop China: Chinese experts - Latest News in English - NewsX. Thank you Trump for showing real face of America: Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - Latest News in English - NewsX. 4 killed, many injured in blast near Afghan Supreme Court - Latest News in English - NewsX. RBI likely to hold interest rates at Wednesday's review - Latest News in English - NewsX. Highlights of the Union Budget 2017 - Breaking News, Latest News, India News Headlines - NewsX.