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A destructive demoness from the Ramayana or tormented womanIJ (Book Review)

Title: lanka's Princess; Author: Kavita Kane; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 295like the space-time it is set in, Hindu mythology too seems to trace a circular course -- in fiction. Its once unmitigated villains are being re-evaluated, their motives and actions re-assessed, and epics retold from...

28 killed Kyrgyzstan plane crash

Bishkek, Jan 16 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed on Monday when a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a residential area close to the airport in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.The crash involved a Boeing 747 cargo plane, which plunged into a residential area close to the airport,...

Duan Yingying gets first ever Australian Open win

Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) China's Duan Yingying registered her first ever win at the Australian Open on Monday, defeating Slovakian Rebecca Sramkova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4."I was shaking when I came on court," Sramkova told Xinhua news agency."Before the match I watched the video of her playing, I...

Singapore imposes tax on foreign-registered cars

Singapore, Jan 16 (IANS) Singapore's land Transport Authority (lTA) announced on Monday that all foreign-registered cars will have to pay a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC).The cars would be levied $4.48 per-entry when they enter Singapore via the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint, Xinhua news agency reported.The new rule which took...

Shimla, Manali wrapped in snow

Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Shimla and Manali wrapped in white blankets of snow are a treat for tourists in Himachal Pradesh. Both tourist spots received some more snowfall on Monday, a weather official said.The government has advised motorists to check local road conditions before travelling to higher reaches in...

Slightly foggy Monday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) It was a slightly foggy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the average of the season, the weather office said.The sky would remain clear during the day with the maximum temperature likely to hover around...

‘Trump should develop appreciation for intelligence community’

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) CIA Director John Brennan implored US President-elect Donald Trump to put his confidence in the intelligence community and develop an "appreciation" for national security.The Central Intelligence Agency chief defended his agency and said in a Sunday interview that the CIA was not trying to harm...

Heavy snowfall closes Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday due to heavy snowfall.The closure followed heavy snowfall in Patnitop and Bannihal on Sunday night, officials said. --IANS sq/ksk Source: Indo-Asian News Service - http://ians.in/index.php?param=news/C-1-864086  

Key Indian equity indices open in red

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened in the red following weak Asian cues.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 34.34 points or 0.13 per cent lower soon after opening.The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 18.95 points...

Zardari leaves for Dubai ahead of US trip

Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Former President and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has left for Dubai from where he will fly to Washington to attend the inauguration ceremony of US president-elect Donald Trump.He left for Dubai on Sunday evening after returning to Pakistan last month following 18...

Intense cold wave to continue in UP

lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Intense cold wave conditions will continue in Uttar Pradesh and will last for over four days, the Met office announced on Monday.The mercury has been hovering between 1.4-2.2 degrees Celsius in the past three days in most parts of UP but climbed to 4 degrees...

Nepal Foreign Minister to arrive in India

Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat is scheduled to arrive India on Monday on a two-day visit.According to government officials, Mahat will be participating in the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue to be jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs of India...