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Jallikattu, a traditional bull-taming sport played predominantly in Madurai and its surrounding districts, is a customary sight during the three-day Pongal celebrations. The apex court said that the draft of the judgment was ready but it was not possible to pass the verdict before Saturday. Supporting the tradition, the Centre has said that it could ensure that bulls are not tortured or subjected to alcohol before the sport.
  • Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway's 'The Color Purple'

    Hillary Clinton cheered at Broadway's 'The Color Purple'

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    Clinton's most recent sighting comes at a time when many dejected supporters are hoping for a comeback with Hillary running for NY city mayor. In contrast, Vice President-elect Mike Pence received the opposite welcome when he turned up to see "Hamilton" in November , a week after he and President-elect Donald Trump won the election.
  • Oil Inches Lower On High Iran Exports

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    OPEC plans to diminish output to a range of 32.5 to 33.0 million barrels per day from its current estimated output of 33.24 million barrels per day. Stiill, that did little to bolster prices after Baker Hughes (BHI) on Friday showed that US drillers added rigs for the 10th straight week to the highest level in a year.
  • Canada falls to US in heartbreaking gold medal shootout loss

    Canada falls to US in heartbreaking gold medal shootout loss

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    He beat the goalies between the legs on all four attempts in the two games. For Team USA, it's their fourth gold medal performance at the WJC and their third in the last seven years. "This team had great camaraderie, tremendous heart and always battled". After the game, Bellows said "Champions walk together forever", and raved about his teammates.
  • Several upticks mar a fairly mild Alaska flu season

    Several upticks mar a fairly mild Alaska flu season

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    It makes sense after the holiday season, said Dr. Danuta Skowronski, physician epidemiologist at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. In the short-term, Martin said she fears a dip in vaccination rates could result in more hospitalizations and deaths.
  • Australia captain Steve Smith warns his team of `difficult series` in India

    Australia captain Steve Smith warns his team of `difficult series` in India

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    Have we prepared any replacement for him? The tourists had resumed on 55 for one at sun-drenched Sydney Cricket Ground looking to bat out the day and save a draw after being handed a world record victory target of 465. Smith's men were staring down the barrel of one of Australian cricket's greatest sporting depressions after sinking to an innings defeat against South Africa in mid-November.
  • Indian state polls in February and March will test Modi

    Indian state polls in February and March will test Modi

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    After its sweeping victory in parliamentary elections in 2014, Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is keen on winning Uttar Pradesh , where it is now in opposition to the regional Samajwadi Party. Polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases from February 11 to March 8, and two phases in Manipur. Sensing that Modi remains the best bet for the party, it won't name the chief ministerial candidates in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • Trump's slim North Korea options: Diplomacy, sanctions, force

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    Mr. Trump made his post on Twitter , where he often tests out his first thoughts on developing issues in the United States and overseas, a day after North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong-un, declared that the "final stage in preparations" was underway for a test of such a missile.
  • PGA Tour, Twitter Ink Live-Streaming Deal for Early-Round Coverage

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    The social media network already has live streaming agreements in place with the four major American sports leagues - the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. The partnership between Twitter and the PGA Tour also includes an extension of the current Amplify arrangement, under which the golf organization will provide more highlight videos and original content for Twitter and Periscope.
  • This shockingly common living situation could increase your risk of dementia

    This shockingly common living situation could increase your risk of dementia

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    Over 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia with 7.7 million new cases being reported each year, according to the World Health Organization. Looking at other factors, those in urban areas were more at risk. However, others cautioned that those living close to main roads should not be unduly alarmed by the findings. Out of the total number of participants (6.6 million), 243,611 were diagnosed with dementia with the risk being higher in those who lived close to a busy road.
  • Rose Valley Scam: TMC men attack Babul Supriyo, Krishna Bhattacharya's houses

    Rose Valley Scam: TMC men attack Babul Supriyo, Krishna Bhattacharya's houses

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    The CBI arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay in connection with the Rs 17,000 crore Rose Valley ponzi scam has escalated the confrontation between the Bengal-based party and the Centre. Mamata Banerjee and TMC should ponder why two of their elected representatives were arrested by CBI? However, Trinamool leader Tapan Dasgupta said no party worker was involved in the incident.
  • Police officer slamming female student to the ground at NC school

    Police officer slamming female student to the ground at NC school

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    In the original 8 second video , a group of students were congregated in an area and then the officer slams the girl on the floor. In April 2016, a school police officer in Texas was sacked after slamming a 12-year old girl to the ground, using a similar throw technique to that used by the officer in North Carolina.