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Modi greets nation on Bihu, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri

Modi greets nation on Bihu, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri

Kite-flying is popular in the early hours of the day as the early morning sun is considered beneficial for the skin, which is thought to be important to ward off winter sickness. Having "Til-gul" i.e. sesame and jaggery in the form of candies like laddoos is a custom of this festival. People in Gujarat celebrate Makar Sankranti as Uttarayan and fly kites in the day.


Netflix (NFLX) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr

Netflix (NFLX) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr

The institutional investor held 8,870 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.61M, up from 2,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to "Neutral" on Thursday, January 19. On Thursday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight".


Carles Puigdemont could be re-elected as Catalonia's president

Carles Puigdemont could be re-elected as Catalonia's president

Mr Puigdemont, of the platform Junts Per Catalunya, and Martina Rovira of the Republican Left (ERC) hammered out the agreement at a dinner on Tuesday night in the Belgian capital, where he fled in November to avoid arrest on sedition and rebellion charges.


Del Potro too strong for Shapovalov in Auckland

Del Potro too strong for Shapovalov in Auckland

Del Potro and Ferrer's rallies were generally shorter as they slugged it out from the baseline. The Argentine served at 46% and he defended his games efficiently, saving 6 out of 7 break points and stealing rival's games 3 times after a poor performance from Ferrer on his second serve.


Spartak Moscow embroiled in fresh racism storm after Twitter post

Spartak Moscow embroiled in fresh racism storm after Twitter post

Spartak Moscow , Russian league champs past year, later posted a video in which one of the three Brazilian players in the earlier post, Fernando, denied there was any racism at the club. Spartak were instantly condemned on Twitter after posting the video with social media users calling the club a "disgrace" and accusing them of racism.