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Tuesday, 17 January @ 16:00

Condemn remark made by Karnataka HM on Bengaluru mass molestion: Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on 3 January dubbing Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwar's remark on the Bengaluru mass molestation as "irresponsible" and demanded arrest and punishment for all the identified culprits.

Reacting to the incidents of molestation in MG Road and Brigade Road during New Year Eve celebrations, Parameshwara had said on Monday that there was enough police force deployed in Bengaluru to ensure safety of women and "such incident do happen on New Year day and Christmas".

"I condemn d irresponsible comment made by Karnataka Home Minister. City Police should catch all the identified culprits and put behind the bar," Rijiju tweeted.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav's disqualification never taken back on papers

The disqualifications of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and party member Ram Gopal Yadav were never taken back on papers.

Sources said revoking the duo's disqualification was conditional.

It was decided that both Akhilesh and Ram Gopal won't conduct the party's national convention.

But they went ahead and hence their disqualification was not revoked.

Their case in the Election Commission is strong as only party president can call convention and not disqualified members.

North Korea's nuclear missile will never be capable of reaching US: Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory.

His comments come a day after the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, appeared to try to put pressure on Trump by announcing his country is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

"North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the US," Trump tweeted last evening. "It won't happen!"

5 Pakistani nationals abducted near Turkey border, ransom of 2 million each demanded

At least five Pakistani nationals have reportedly been kidnapped for ransom by suspected Kurd miscreants near Turkey border on 3 January.

The victims, hailing from Gujranwala and Wazirabad, were travelling to Europe, when they were intercepted and abducted by suspected Kurd miscreants, reports the Dawn.

The armed kidnappers reportedly subjected the captives to inhuman torture and sent the footage to the victims' relatives, demanding a sum of Rs 2 million each.

The affected families have demanded that the government rescue their relatives from captivity, while expressing their inability to pay the ransom amount.

Tuesday, 17 January @ 16:00

Grab a pair of sturdy binoculars, there's a rare comet in sight!

A rare comet discovered by NASA scientists will be visible using just binoculars to skywatchers on Earth this week for the first time, before the object heads back into outer reaches of the solar system for an orbit lasting thousands of years.

The comet, C/2016 U1 NEOWISE, "has a good chance of becoming visible through a good pair of binoculars, although we can't be sure because a comet's brightness is notoriously unpredictable," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Centre for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the US.

As seen from the northern hemisphere during the first week of 2017, comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE will be in the southeastern sky shortly before dawn.

- PTI

Google doodle pays respects to India's 'first feminist'

Your Google browser today will show you a doodle of a woman touching the lives of many, with a kind smile on her face. This doodle marks the 186th birth anniversary of the 19th century reformer considered India's first feminist, Savitribai Jyotirao Phule.

Home tutored by her husband, Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai grew up to found India's first school for girls in Bhidewada, Pune.

Tuesday, 17 January @ 16:00

This beautiful animal is speeding towards extinction in 2017

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has released a report that shows which animal faces the threat of going extinct in 2017 - it's the Cheetah.

That's right, known for it's speed, the stunning big cat may get wiped out in entire countries over the course of this year. The report observes that cheetah populations have halved since 1975 - there are just 7100 left in the wild. Over the next 15 years, that number is predicted to halve too.

 
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