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Rain clouds Republic Day parade in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day celebrations in the national capital Monday were dampened with light rain since Sunday night. US President Barack Obama is the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade. Despite the light showers, enthusiastic people reached Rajpath to witness the parade which showcases India's military prowess and cultural diversity. Due to the securit...

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Colombia's Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe 2014 title

Miami, Jan 26 (IANS) Paulina Vega of Colombia was Sunday night crowned Miss Universe 2014. Miss USA Nia Sanchez was crowned first runner-up, while Diana Harkusha from Ukraine was named the second runner up. Vega defeated 87 contestants, including Miss India Noyonita Lodh, who could not even make it to top 10 at the 63rd edition of the pageant held at the FIU Arena at Florida Inte...

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Modi wishes Australians on Australia Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday wished the people of Australia on Australia Day. Best wishes to the people of Australia on Australia Day! Will always cherish the warmth of the people of Australia during my visit last November, Modi said. ...

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Andhra governor unfurls national flag in Vijayawada

Vijayawada, Jan 26 (IANS) The Republic Day was celebrated Monday with gaiety and patriotic fervour in Andhra Pradesh. The main parade was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here. At the first Republic Day celebration in the new state, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan unfurled the national flag and reviewed a colourful parade. He exuded confidence that the state would recover the lost gr...

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ODI tri-series: Australia to field first against India

Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Australian captain George Bailey won the toss and sent India in to bat in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) of the tri-series at the Sydney Cricket Ground here Monday. India squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), STR Binny, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishat Sharma.

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Rain dampens Republic Day celebrations in Agra

Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) Several spells of showers Sunday evening and into the night, and an overcast sky Monday, dampened the enthusiasm of students preparing for a smart turnout for a marchpast on Republic Day. The fields are wet and there is water-logging everywhere. The rangolis have been washed out and the flag is wet. Children are shivering, said school teacher Anubhav Kumar. Di...

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Missed welcoming Obama at Taj: Uttar Pradesh CM

Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav regretted the fact that he missed the opportunity to welcome the visiting US President Barack Obama at the Taj Mahal. In a post on his verified page on Facebook, Yadav posted a picture of the presidential banquet in New Delhi that he attended and wrote: Missed the opportunity to welcome President @BarackObama at the Taj M...

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Odisha celebrates Republic Day with gaiety

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha Monday with gaiety and enthusiasm despite intelligence bureau inputs on a possible terror strike and a Maoist boycott call. Governor S.C. Jamir took the salute at the Republic Day parade held in state capital Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the tri-colour at Cuttack. After taking salu...

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Modi greets nation on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday greeted the people on the 66th Republic Day. Greetings to everyone on Republic Day, he said. US President Barack Obama is the chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Obama, accompanied by wife Michelle, is on a three-day visit here. ...

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Republic Day celebrated in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu celebrated the 66th Republic Day with patriotic fervour Monday with Governor K. Rosaiah unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here. Rosaiah also took the salute from the three wings of the armed forces and other security agencies. Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and his ministers and a large number of people enjoyed the various floats a...

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UP chief minister greets people on Republic Day

Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav greeted the people of the state on the Republic Day Monday, saying it was opportunity to pay respects to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country's freedom. In a statement issued late Sunday, the chief minister said the day provided a chance to introspect how far the country had come in achieving the ideals...

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Five die as trucks plough into crowd in China

Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) At least five people were killed and seven others injured after two trucks ploughed into a crowd in China's Shaanxi province, a media report said. The accident occurred at around 11.10 a.m. Sunday in Lantian county. The two trucks veered onto the sidewalk, where a group of people were attending a wedding ceremony, Xinhua reported citing a statement from the county'...

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ODI tri-series: Rain delays toss of India-Australia match

Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) The toss of India's third One-day International cricket match of the tri-series against hosts Australia Sunday was delayed by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...

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India's Noyonita Lodh out of Miss Universe race

Miami, Jan 26 (IANS) Noyonita Lodh, India's contender for the Miss Universe title, failed to reach the Top 10 in the contest here Sunday night. Bangalore girl Noyonita, 21, managed to reach the Top 15 at the 63rd edition of the pageant where contestants from 88 countries are participating. Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler from Venezuela will crown her successor at the end of the...

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Chinese leaders congratulate India on Republic Day

Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Chinese leaders Monday sent congratulatory messages to their Indian counterparts on the country's 66th Republic Day, pledging closer ties between them. In his message to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as two ancient civilisations, both India and China were pursuing a great dream of national rejuvenation, Xinhua reported.

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Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, Jan 26 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Sunday's games (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), reported Xinhua. Real Madrid 19 16 0 3 64 16 48 Barcelona 20 15 2 3 54 9 47 Atletico Madrid 20 14 2 4 40 19 44 Valencia 20 12 5 3 38 18 41 Sevill...

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At 33, Sienna Miller feels complete

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Sienna Miller says she feels 'more grounded and complete' now. The 33-year-old actress also mentioned that mistakes help in evolving as a person, reports mirror.co.uk. I feel more grounded and complete. Your 20s are the time for exploration and you kind of stumble and trip and pick yourself back up. All those experiences align to make you who ...

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35 terrorists killed in Pakistan air strikes

Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 35 suspected militants were killed when military planes shelled their hideouts in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency Sunday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the air strikes were conducted in Dattakhel tehsil, Dawn reported. The conflict zone is off-limits to journalists, so there is no way to independently verify the numb...

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New attempt to lift AirAsia wreckage fails

Jakarta, Jan 26 (IANS) A new attempt to lift the submerged fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. The fuselage appeared at the surface, but the rope broke and it fell down again, said Suryadi B. Supriyadi, director of operations and training for Indonesia's search and rescue agency,...

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Mystery behind DiCaprio's beard solved

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's bushy beard raised several questions. All the queries regarding the rugged look were answered with the first look of his upcoming film The Revenant. Photographs of the movie, which were released Saturday, shows the 40-year-old with the heavy beard, reports dailymail.co.uk. In the newly released first look at the film, DiCaprio...

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