Day: January 26, 2020

Top seed Barty battles into Australian Open quarter-finals

Top seed and home hope Ashleigh Barty survived a scare to battle into the Australian Open quarter-finals in three sets on Sunday. The world number one beat American 18th seed Alison Riske 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 and next plays two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, her opponent at the same […]

‘1917’ scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

Hollywood’s directors handed World War I thriller “1917” their top annual prize Saturday, one of the final major award shows that typically spells success at next month’s Oscars. The win makes British auteur Sam Mendes hot favorite for the best director Oscar — the Directors Guild of America […]

White House lawyers say voters should decide Trump’s fate

White House lawyers began their defense of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, saying the president did nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and American voters — not Congress — should decide his fate. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said it would be […]

Grammy hopefuls set for glitzy gala as storm brews backstage

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are ready to make a splash at Sunday’s star-studded Grammy awards, where pop’s new guard is poised to win big — even as scandal backstage has threatened to tarnish the glitz. Music’s marquee night in Los Angeles promises to deliver rollicking […]

Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home. A popular tourist destination just south of Manila […]

Rani Rampal says she is humbled to receive Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 26: Indian women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal on Sunday said she was humbled and honoured to be named for the prestigious Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award, by the government. Rani was one of the eight sportspersons named for the Padma Awards on the […]

Governor Purohit leads Republic Day celebrations in TN

Chennai, Jan 26: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit led the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the state, unfurling the national flag at the Marina here on Sunday. At the celebrations at Marina, a firefighter and five civilians (one posthumous) who risked their lives and rescued fellow humans were among […]

Republic Day: L K Advani hoists flag at residence

New Delhi, Jan 26: Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday unfurled the tricolour at his Prithviraj Road residence here and extended good wishes to the people on the occasion of Republic Day. The nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day with a grand military parade and exhibition of […]

Researchers mistaken for NRC surveyors in Bihar village, handed over to police

Darbhanga (Bihar), Jan 26:A team of researchers from Lucknow mistaken as surveyors for NRC was caught by residents of a village here and handed over to the police, a senior official said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police, Darbhanga, Babu Ram said the incident took place on Friday when […]

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