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In surprise move, Target to pull out of Target is pulling out of Canada. The surprise decision to shut all 133 stores will put more than 17,000 employees out of work and cost the company billions. Target has struggled in Canada since its 18-Jan-2015
Swiss shocks as SNB scraps franc cap The Swiss National Bank. Not usually known for drama. But it blew the sock off markets with a policy announcement - and $100 billion dollars off the value of Swiss shares - over 10 per cent of their 18-Jan-2015
Profits down at Citi, Bank of America Citigroup and Bank of America took hits on profits, but for very different reasons. Citigroup's fell on legal and restructuring charges. Bank of America profits down 14 percent hurt by lower fixed 18-Jan-2015
Kejriwal holds road show in Delhi, says New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday held a road show in Delhi prior to Assembly Polls in the capital which will be held on February 07. Kejriwal said that this time people are more inclined towards Aam Aadmi Party as they liked the 49 days of governance during Kejriwal’s rule. He also said that no matter if the contesting candidate against him is Kiran Bedi from BJP, the people are still wishing for AAP rule again. On being asked about the notice from Election Commission, Kejriwal said that he will submit the required proof to the EC against Satish Upadhyay. 18-Jan-2015
BJP's Sanjay Joshi participates in 'Swac Nagpur, Jan 18 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Sanjay Joshi on Sunday took part in a 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' in Nagpur. The ambitious cleanliness drive was launched nation-wide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2 to focus on sanitation, hygiene and waste management. 18-Jan-2015
Two militants killed in encounter in Sop Sopore, Jan 18 (ANI): Two militants were killed in an encounter in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. SSP of Sopore, Abdul Qayoom, said that the militants were hiding in a house and later killed in a gun battle after a joint operation was carried out by police and army together. He also informed that arms and ammunition were recovered after the gun battle from the militants’ hiding place. 18-Jan-2015
Dense fog engulfs Delhi, 47 flights dela New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): A dense fog engulfed national capital New Delhi on Sunday morning, resulting in the cancellation of 21 flights and delay in the take-off of another 47. General visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport was below 50 metres early this morning. Satellite towns Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad also reported dense foggy conditions. The temperature at 5.30 a.m. was eight degrees Celsius. The Meteorological department has forecast dense fog in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in the winter season. 18-Jan-2015
Fadnavis calls Mumbai marathon a festiva Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday in which around 40,000 people took part. The marathon started at 5:40 am. This year's edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai. The marathon will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior citizens, physically challenged participants and amateur runners. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that the Mumbai marathon which takes place every year is a festival where people celebrate the spirit of freedom. Bollywood actors Dia Mirza, Ayushmann Khurana, John Abraham and Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani also participated in the marathon. 18-Jan-2015
Kiran Bedi gears up for campaigning in D New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Former IPS Officer and BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Sunday said that the campaigning for the assembly elections in Delhi has already started already. She said that unity and collaboration between members and common man is very important for better future. Bedi said that she is doing all for the future of the nation and she will continue doing the same. Further, Bedi also said that the people at BJP have given her a new name 'Kiran didi'. 18-Jan-2015
Censor Board row: Issue being politicise Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): As nine more members of the Censor Board resigned protesting against alleged interference by the government, former censor board chairman and veteran Actor Anupam Kher said that the allegations levelled by former censor board members against the government were not correct and added that the issue was being politicised. I and B Minister Arun Jaitley firmly rejected the charges, saying the "NDA government maintains an arm's length distance" from the functioning of the panel. "The UPA Government had politicised the Censor Board," Jaitley said in an article titled 'Rebels without a cause' posted on Facebook. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson stepped down from her post on Friday, amid controversy surrounding the clearance of controversial film "Messenger of God" featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and citing interference, coercion and corruption of panel members. 18-Jan-2015
McDonalds suspends Pune outlet staff mem Pune, Jan 18 (ANI): Taking action for throwing out a street child from its restaurant in Pune, McDonalds suspended the staff member involved in the incident. The action comes after the Maharashtra government intervened in the matter. Promising an enquiry, McDonalds in a statement had said, "McDonalds India is investigating internally an issue that has been reported on an incident involving a street child. The concerned security personnel involved in the incident have been suspended pending completion of an enquiry." Further, the Pune outlet also faced anger by people. Some unidentified persons on Saturday threw mud on the facade of the restaurant. However, nothing serious was reported. Earlier, the street kid Akash's father said that poor should not be treated in such degrading manner. 18-Jan-2015
Election Commission issues notice to Kej New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): The Election Commission of India has issued a notice against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal with relation to the allegations made by him on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit Chief Satish Upadhyay over power discoms. The Election Commission has asked Kejriwal to explain the matter by January 20, the same day the AAP chief is scheduled to file his nomination for upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. The step was taken after Upadhyay had filed a complaint against Kejriwal for making "false, baseless and unverified allegations" against him. Earlier on Thursday, the AAP chief had said that the party would be presenting evidence to prove its allegations against Upadhyay. 18-Jan-2015
Encounter underway in J and K's Sopore a Sopore, Jan 18 (ANI): A gun battle between the security forces and militants is currently underway in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir. Security forces cordoned off Saidpora village in Sopore following information about presence of militants in the area, a police officer said. According to reports, as the forces closed on the target house, the militants opened fire which was retaliated, triggering off the gunbattle. At least two militants are believed to be trapped inside the cordoned area, the officer said, adding there were no casualties on either side so far. Even on Wednesday, a gun battle between security forces and terrorists had resulted in the death of a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, Abu Huzaifa. 18-Jan-2015
Censor Board should be loyal to govt not New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Dismissing allegations against the government of interference and corruption by former Censor Board members, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that the former should be loyal to the Government of India and not to any particular political party. He said that the government had faith in the board and that is why it gave them time to work and extension of term as well. Rathore said that the government wants to stay on a positive note but now the aim is to form a new, better CBFC in a few days. Earlier in the day, I and B Minister Arun Jaitley dismissed the allegations calling the former Censor Board members 'rebels without a cause' in one of his articles. He further accused the Congress of politicising the censor board. 18-Jan-2015
Joining Anna Hazare was right thing to d New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Former IPS officer and BJP leader Kiran Bedi denied Congress' allegation that she used anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to enter politics saying that joining Anna was the right thing to do at that time. She said that during those days, the nation was into a morass of corruption and a voice had to be raised against the same. Bedi said that she do not have the habit of using people and of being used. Further, she also said that she was willing to fight Delhi Assembly elections from any part of the city as she served Delhi in different capacities during her tenure. The new BJP member also assured that she and the party will work for the national capital and that municipal corporation will be amongst her priority. 18-Jan-2015
Floriculture becomes a profitable busine Manipur, Jan 18 (ANI): Gurumayum Nanao Sharma has turned his hobby in gardening to a successful profession. Few years ago, he started 'Gaminash Nursery' in a land near his home at Bamon leikai in Manipur. Today, he nurtures a variety of indigenous and non-indigenous varieties of flowers and prepares saplings of trees and fruits along with providing garden planning and designing services. In order to expand his business and provide jobs to unemployed youth in the state, he has recently procured two acres of land which he wanted to develop as a flower farm. Many people in the Northeast are adopting floriculture as an alternate farming. They get encouragement by participating at various exhibitions and flower shows. 18-Jan-2015
Brazil protesters and police clash at bu Protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro clash with police who use tear gas and sound bombs to disperse crowds, as thousands rally against Brazil's latest round of bus fare hikes. Duration: 01:22 18-Jan-2015
Gaza graffiti protest over Charlie Hebdo Protest graffiti was sprayed outside the French cultural centre in Gaza before dawn Saturday following the publication of a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Duration: 00:43 18-Jan-2015
Niger churches torched in Charlie Hebdo A violent mob torches at least three churches in Niger's capital Niamey during fresh protests against Charlie Hebdo magazine, as France's president stressed his commitment to "freedom of expression." Duration: 00:24 18-Jan-2015
Tongan volcano creates new island A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation. Duration: 00:58 18-Jan-2015
Dozens protest against Charlie Hebdo in Dozens protested in front of the French embassy in Sanaa, after the French satirical paper published a cartoon of prophet Mohammed on its front page. Duration: 00:45 18-Jan-2015
Poetry magazine gathers poets to enthral New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): The Poetry Society (India) and the India International Centre organized a poetry session on Friday on the theme of "Images of Life in Changing Times: Poetry from 'The Seventh Quarry" here. The 'Seventh Quarry' is a poetry magazine published in Swansea and Wales. The session was attended by seventeen renowned and distinguished poets from all across India and the idea was to underline the importance of poetry in contemporary times. Multi-lingual forms of poetry was on show as poets recited their poems in English, Urdu and Odiya in a wonderful manner. The Seventh Quarry magazine has given honour to Indian poets by bringing a special issue. Kathmandu-based Indian diplomat-poet Abhay K. also read some of his poems at the event. 18-Jan-2015
Nobody can remove BJP from power if part New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that nobody can defeat BJP or remove the ruling party from power if the workers connect to people efficiently. Shah assured that the mood of people of Delhi shows that BJP will come out victorious in assembly polls. He said that the national capital will give a clear mandate and that BJP will have majority. He also slammed AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal and said that the party who tells lie will not be accepted by the people with Delhi. 18-Jan-2015
Nobody can remove BJP from power if part New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that nobody can defeat BJP or remove the ruling party from power if the workers connect to people efficiently. Shah assured that the mood of people of Delhi shows that BJP will come out victorious in assembly polls. He said that the national capital will give a clear mandate and that BJP will have majority. He also slammed AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal and said that the party who tells lie will not be accepted by the people with Delhi. 18-Jan-2015
Not worried about winning in Delhi polls New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Congress leader Kiran Walia on Saturday while addressing a press conference said that she is not worried about winning or losing the upcoming assembly elections but she is worried about the kind of politics Kejriwal is trying to bring in Delhi. Walia added that Kejriwal made false promises to the people of Delhi. This came after Congress decided to field Kiran Walia against Arvind Kejriwal in the prestigious New Delhi constituency where the AAP leader had handed a crushing defeat to Sheila Dikshit in the assembly polls in 2013. 18-Jan-2015
Traffic authorities in Kashmir hold rall Srinagar, Jan 17 (ANI): Traffic police in Jammu and Kashmir organised a rally to mark Road Safety Week in order to spread awareness on traffic rules and regulations among the residents. The week-long awareness rally by traffic authorities concluded on Saturday with various programmes including walkathon, road shows and seminars. Many hoardings and banners were also put up that read 'Safety is just not a slogan, it is a way of life' which was also the theme of this year's Road Safety Week. Residents of Kashmir valley expressed satisfaction at the initiative taken by the authorities that concerned people's safety. But they also expressed concern at the low maintenance of roads. 18-Jan-2015
Japan Foreign Minister says will invest New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Japan Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday that Japan would invest in building roads and infrastructure in India's northeast. Building infrastructure such as power plants, industries and telecommunication hubs in the northeast would be a major contributor to connect the key region with Southeast Asian countries. Japan has promised to give India $ 35 billion for developmental projects. Kishida arrived in New Delhi on Friday to co-chair the eighth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. The two foreign ministers will review all aspects of the bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. 18-Jan-2015
Pope flees Philippine storm while on typ Pope Francis is forced to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines, cutting short a mercy mission to survivors of a catastrophic typhoon. Shortly after takeoff, another plane carrying top aides of President Aquino overshoots the runway. Duration: 00:52 18-Jan-2015
Pope braves storm for emotional Philippi Pope Francis braves heavy rain to celebrate an emotional mass with a sea of weeping survivors of a super typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands, saying their pain silenced his heart. Duration: 00:46 18-Jan-2015
Britain and Germany urge Bosnia to get b The British and German foreign ministers on Friday urged Bosnia's leaders to get back on the path towards European Union membership while the opportunity still exists. Duration: 01:03 18-Jan-2015
Taiwan culls 22,000 birds following bird Taiwan says it had begun culling 22,000 birds after they tested positive for the H5 strain of bird flu in the island's worst bout of the disease in a decade. Duration: 00:41 18-Jan-2015
Police arrest four on charges of forging Godhra, Jan 17 (ANI): Police in Gujarat have claimed to have unearthed a forgery scam facilitating visas for visiting Pakistani citizens illegally. Police said they have arrested four persons so far from Godhra who were found forging travel documents on the basis of which Pakistani citizens were getting their Indian visas from Islamabad. Officials say there has been a sudden rise in number of Pakistani citizens visiting western Gujarat state over the past few years. 18-Jan-2015
Farmers compete to win bullock cart race Visakhapatnam, Jan 17 (ANI): City dwellers flocked to the rural areas of Visakhapatnam on Saturday to witness bullock carts racing, a part of harvest festival Makar Sankranti. In the Munagapaka hamlet, the village council called farmers to get their bullocks with the added incentive of prizes. Visitors said that bullock racing was very typical of Indian culture, one which was slowly losing itself as generations' progress. Makar Sankranti, which was celebrated on Wednesday, marks the beginning of New Year. Festivities often extend beyond the day of festival. 18-Jan-2015
Police tighten security near Taj Mahal a Agra, Jan 17 (ANI): Security has been tightened in and around Taj Mahal in Agra ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. The US president will arrive in New Delhi on January 25 and hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Washington in September. An official agenda has not been released. According to media reports, Obama is likely to visit Taj Mahal. Senior police officials said they were taking no chances with security after an alert from US intelligence that militants operating from Pakistan could target the Agra-Delhi Yamuna expressway. The 17th century monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. 18-Jan-2015
Aviation Expert calls Air India pilot an New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Aviation Expert Harshvardhan on Saturday called fight between Air India pilot and an aircraft engineer inside the cockpit as 'shameful'. Air India flight was delayed by more than two hours after the two employees had a difference of opinion which ended up in a fight inside the cockpit on Saturday. The pilot and the engineer are injured. The aircraft is an A319, which is a relatively new plane. The aviation expert said that this reflects their character and that immediate action should be taken in the matter. He said that there should be a proper investigation in the matter and action should be taken so that such incidents do not take place in future. 18-Jan-2015
CPI (Maoist) calls for shutdown in Jhark Latehar, Jan 17 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Maoist) called for a shutdown on Saturday in Jharkhand and Bihar in protest against the death of its cadres who had been gunned down during an encounter in Hazaribagh District recently. The shutdown had an impact in the Latehar District of Jharkhand, where no public transport or heavy vehicles were seen plying on the National Highway (NH) 75 and NH 99. The security operation by the CRPF was conducted in the jungles outside Bukar Village, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Chauparan police station. 18-Jan-2015
Govt. accepts CBFC chief Leela Samson's New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): The government has accepted the resignation of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Leela Samson. Samson had resigned following the clearance given by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to Dera Sachcha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's film, 'Messenger of God'. She had alleged interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the Board who are appointed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Meanwhile, 12 more members of the Board followed Samson's suggestion of quitting "en masse" and tendered their resignations on Saturday. 18-Jan-2015
Court sends Jagtar Singh Tara to 5 day r Patiala, Jan 17 (ANI): Patiala court on Saturday sent key accused in Former Punjab CM Beant Singh murder case, Jagtar Singh Tara to 5 day police remand. Jagtar Singh Tara's lawyer said that they were asking for 12 day remand but were allowed only 5 days remand. He said that there is no link or evidence against Tara and that the other party is trying to make the case high profile. 18-Jan-2015
Our mobile phones are teeming with bacte New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into how filthy mobile phones are that people use in their daily life. The study revealed just how much bacteria is on the phone and it's pretty gross, an online portal reported. Bacteria use all sorts of things as vectors in order to transmit insects, water, food, coughs and sneezes, or sexual contact. Many of the phones showed the biggest and clearest blotch of bacteria growing around where the "home" button was. Most of the bacteria is harmless but disgusting. 18-Jan-2015
Mamata Banerjee says will create lakhs o New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday condemned West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee for saying that she will create lakhs of Mukul Roy if CBI arrests him in Saradha scam case. Leaders alleged that Banerjee is notifying that she will sponsor more corruption from her party. Banerjee said this at a closed door meeting with party leaders. CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta that let them protest and that law will take its own course. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that by this statement, West Bengal CM is saying that she will continue with corruption. Sambit Patra said that people of West Bengal will give a befitting reply to TMC chief. 18-Jan-2015
Kobe remembers deadly quake, 20 years on On January 17, 1995, an earthquake struck Kobe in Japan, destroying the port city. More than six thousand people were killed. The damage was estimated at 100 billion U.S. dollars. Twenty years on, 18-Jan-2015
Disappointing Ajax limp to victory over RESENDING WITH FULL SCRIPT Ajax start 2015 with a 2-0 victory over Groningen, but struggle for much of the game and are fortunate to escape with the three points. SHOWS: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS ( 18-Jan-2015
AFCON 2015: Will Ghana finally win the c They've already lifted the African Cup of Nations four times, but not since 1982. The "Black Stars" of Ghana have reached the semi-final stage of the last four pan-Africa finals, and are determined to go further this time. Duration: 01:27 18-Jan-2015
Pellegrini delighted with Bony arrical MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (JANUARY 16, 2015) (ITN - SEE BELOW FOR RESTRICTIONS) 1. SOUNDBITE (English) MAN CITY MANAGER MANUEL PELLEGRINI SAYING: "I think that Bony is similar to Alvaro Negredo. He is 18-Jan-2015
Ginola announces FIFA Presidency bid SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JANUARY 16, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. SOUNDBITE (English) PROSPECTIVE FIFA PRESIDENT DAVID GINOLA SAYING: "I never, never once felt I could win a game by myself. I 18-Jan-2015
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