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Angelique Kerber enters 4th round of Australian Open
Jan 20, 2017 10:39 IST
By Siddharth Vishwanathan
what happened: Angelique Kerber, the No.1 seed, has entered the fourth round of the Australian Open.
what it means: Angelique Kerber is the defending Australian Open champion and she will be aiming to defend her title. Her progress in the first three matches suggests that she is favorite to achieve this feat.
what next: Kerber next faces USA's Coco Vandeweghe in the fourth round.
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BJP leader calls Jallikattu ban illogical
Jan 20, 2017 10:23 IST
By Kumar Uttam
what happened: BJP vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe says the reason for banning Jallikattu seems illogical.
what it means: The BJP does not want to be seen against the popular sentiment in favour of the sport in Tamil Nadu, but is not interested in getting embroiled in a legal issue. The matter in with the Supreme Court.
what next: The NDA government has to take a call on an ordinance by Tamil Nadu to lift the ban.
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Stephen King wishes anyone but Trump was POTUS
Jan 20, 2017 05:10 IST
By Nikita Saxena
what happened: Author Stephen King has tweeted saying that he wishes anyone but Trump was taking the Oath of Office
what it means: King has never been in favour of the President elect, so much so that he even shut down his Twitter account after Trump's victory. He has uninhibitedly expressed dislike in the past.
what next: Trump takes the Oath of Office tomorrow.
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Turkish MPs hurt in brawl over constitutional reforms
Jan 20, 2017 03:16 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
what happened: Brawls erupted between supporters and critics of a bill boosting the powers of President Erdogan.
what it means: The proposals will allow the president to appoint and fire ministers, and the PM's post will be abolished. Erdogan's supporters say the plans will improve governance and will avoid fragile coalitions.
what next: The proposed changes will create an executive presidency for the first time in modern Turkey.
Jan 19, 2017 20:33 IST

2017 marks the bicentenary of the Hindoo College, Kolkata, which was renamed Presidency College in 1855. The College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta, was given more

Jan 19, 2017 23:52 IST

At 65, one may just about qualify for the minimal seniority required to pontificate and recall bits of nostalgic memories of one’s alma mater. My undergraduate more