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No Jallikattu for TN this year, SC says can’t deliver verdict before Pongal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a plea seeking its intervention to pass judgment on bull-taming sport Jallikattu before Saturday. The top court said it was "unfair to ask the bench to pass order" on the matter.

Supreme Court said while the draft of the Jallikattujudgement has been prepared, it is not possible for it to deliver its verdict before Saturday, when it is to be organised in Tamil Nadu. This makes it impossible for the state to hold the sport during Pongal festivities this year.

Amazon removes Indian flag doormat from website

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA: Soon after India threatened of not granting Indian Visa to any Amazon official if the company did not withdraw an Indian flag-themed doormatfrom its Canadian platform, the e-commerce website removed the article from the online marketplace.

A spokesman for Amazon based at its headquarters in Seattle contacted The Washington Post to say that the doormat was no longer for sale on its website.

Fool Proof arrangements for 68th Republic day celebrations

Fool Proof arrangements for 68th Republic day celebrations

Chief Secretary S P Singh today directed the officials to make fool-proof arrangements for 68th Republic Day celebrations at Secunderabad Parade Grounds on January 26.The Chief Secretary held a high-level coordination review meeting with officials of all departments, Heads of departments and others and discussed on the smooth conduct of the Republic Day celebrations.

T will construct all the proposed irrigation projects

Hyderabad: Irrigation minister T Harish Rao on Tuesday said the Telangana government would go ahead with the proposed irrigation projects despite hurdles caused by some persons.

The minister was speaking in Mnacherial after releasing water from Gudem lift irrigation project from where the water will reach Kaddem project. The water from Gudem is expected to irrigate 31,000 acres.

New Rs500 notes still scarce in city

Hyderabad: New Rs 500 notes continue to be elusive in banks and ATMs across the city even as sankrantri approaches.

Citizens and traders in the city are suffering because of the lack of smaller denomination notes while banks remain clueless about supply. Last week there was a good supply of Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes, but now we are running short, a manager of a public bank sector said.

Rudrama’s sculpture to add colour to fest

Warangal: Even as the Archaeological Department is trying to fix the bits and pieces of recently found ruins at Ainavolu, 

the abode of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy, devotees visiting the annual carnival (jatara) starting on Thursday are set to get a glimpse of a sculpture believed to be of Rani Rudrama Devi, one of the prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty.

It may be noted here that no historian or archaeology expert hitherto had an idea of the image of the great warrior who ruled the region during the 13th century. 

53 trains delayed, 14 cancelled due to fog

 New Delhi: Thousands of passengers were stranded as at least 53 trains were delayed and 14 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Tuesday, a railway official said.

According to the Northern Railway official, nine trains were rescheduled.

The cancelled trains on Tuesday included the New Delhi-Hyderabad Telangana Express, Jammu Tawi-Bhagalpur Amarnath Express, Jaynagar-Amritsar Saryu Yamuna Express,