Kodanad case hearing, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attends military exercise in Caracas, and other news in pictures

Accused in the Kodanad case appearing for a trial at the district court in Udhagamandalam on Saturday.

Accused in the Kodanad case appearing for a trial at the district court in Udhagamandalam on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: M. Sathyamoorthy

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Kodanad case hearing

K.V. Sayan and C. Valayar Manoj, the accused in the 2017 Kodanad estate heist-cum-murder case appeared before the Sessions Court in Niligiris, Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

Earlier on January 28,  the accused withdrew the petitions they had filed in the Madras High Court against a Sessions Court’s insistence on their personal appearance on Tuesday.

The petitions were withdrawn after Justice N. Anand Venkatesh expressed reservations about entertaining them.

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Juan Guaido calls for nationwide protests in Caracas

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a military exercise in in Caracas, Venezuela on February 1, 2019.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a military exercise in in Caracas, Venezuela on February 1, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

 

Momentum is growing for Venezuela’s opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

A defiant Maduro’s socialist government has called on its own loyalists to flood the streets waving flags to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Bolivarian revolution launched by the late Hugo Chavez.

The dueling demonstrations will play out amid a political standoff in its second week of heightened tensions and with the potential to spark violent clashes between the opposition and security forces.

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Australia-Sri Lanka Test

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne ducks under a bouncer from Australia on day 2 of their cricket test match in Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne ducks under a bouncer from Australia on day 2 of their cricket test match in Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

Australian opener Joe Burns’ career-best innings in the second test against Sri Lanka ended on 180 after being bowled early on the second day Saturday but the home side continued its brisk scoring pace.

At lunch Saturday, Australia had increased its overnight score of 384-4 to 474-5, with Burns the only wicket to fall in the 90-run session. Kurtis Patterson was 74 not out and captain Tim Paine on 28.

Vishwa Fernando was the best of the Sri Lankan bowlers with three wickets for 115 runs.

 

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