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Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in West Bank

West Bank, April 21 (IANS) Palestinian protesters came into confrontation here on Friday with Israeli troops deployed in this important West Bank city, media reports said. A photographer captured images of demonstrators blocking roads with burning tires and hurling stones at Israeli soldiers, who responded with tear gas. Friday's incidents follow earlier protests over US Presiden...

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Sebi fines Suzlon Energy over Rs 1 cr for violation of SCRA

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi on Friday imposed a fine of more than Rs 1 crore on Suzlon Energy for violation of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act (SCRA). According to the adjudication order, the company failed to disclose price sensitive information as required under the code of corporate disclosure practices for prevention of insider trading. I fi...

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IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs

Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Veteran Australian all-rounder Watson took just 51 deliveries to bring up his third IPL century, guided by nine boundaries and six sixes, to propel Chenna...

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Indiabulls Housing Finance's Q4 net profit 22.6%

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance on Friday reported a 22.6 per cent increase in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18. According to a BSE filing, the company's net profit during the quarter under review rose to Rs 1,030 crore from Rs 841 crore reported for the corresponding period of last fiscal. The company said that its net interest income (NII...

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Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28

Muscat, April 20 (IANS) Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead here on Friday. He was 28. The death of the artiste, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was confirmed by his publicist, reported billboard.com.A It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman ...

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Fresh vote better than Five-Star-League government, says Berlusconi

Campobasso (Italy), April 20 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi, leader of Italy's conservative Forza Italia party on Friday said a return to the ballot box would be preferable to a coalition government between the populist Five-Star Movement and the far-right League. For sure, it is our absolute duty to hold new elections rather than have a government that is not a centre-right one, which doe...

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Italian President to 'reflect' over weekend on way out of political deadlock

Rome, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella will spend the weekend pondering how to form a government after several rounds of talks this month failed to end the political stalemate since the inconclusive March 4 national election, sources said on Friday. The decision came after Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati on Friday reported back to him, admitting f...

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Shahid Kapoor to be a father again

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Friday announced he and his wife Mira Rajput are expecting their second child. The couple took an innovative route to announce Mira's pregnancy with an Instagram picture of their first-born daughter Misha lying beside a drawing of balloons with 'Big Sister' written along with it. Shahid and Mira, who have a 12-year age gap,...

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Modi arrives in Germany

Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Britain here on Friday on the third and last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe. Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in what will be the first meeting between the two leaders after the latter began her fourth term on March 14 this year. Modi and Merkel are expected to exchange views on a ...

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Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as despicable, regrettable and condemnable, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a concerted slur and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents. What has the Prime Minister got to do with the rape cases that took place in Kathua and ...

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By sacking adviser, you tried to destroy children's future, Sisodia to Modi

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that sacking of Atishi Marlena as his adviser was an attempt at destroying the future of the children of Delhi. Marlena was among nine advisers and consultants to Delhi Ministers who were removed after a Home Ministry order on Tuesday. In his letter to Modi,...

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Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. I used to take rest while fielding. I need a break of minimum five overs. I always told the umpire that I had a bad stomach and used to leave the field. So Greg was...

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India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England. We are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup, Sehwag said during the launch of Boria Majumdar's book 'Eleven Gods and A Billion Indians' at the Fannatic Sports Museum here. Sehwag said this Indian team under Virat Kohl...

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Attempt to defame Hindus through Kathua case: Giriraj Singh

Patna, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday said as part of a sinister political design, attempts are being made to defame Hindus through the Kathua rape-murder case in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at a function in Bihar's Nawada, his parliamentary constituency, Singh said: A conspiracy has been hatched to defame Hindus using the Kathua case. Some people with vested poli...

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Siddaramaiah, JD-S chief, others file nominations for Karnataka polls

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) state President H.D. Kumaraswamy were among those who filed their nominations on Friday for the May 12 Assembly elections, taking the total nominations so far to 708. Siddaramaiah filed his nomination from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru district. Former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy filed his papers fro...

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Electrosteel acquisition by Vedanta is credit neutral, says Ind-Ra

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd's acquision of 90 per cent stake in the stressed asset Electrosteel Steels Ltd (ESL) through insolvency proceedings was credit neutral, according to a India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report released on Friday. According to the report, the acquisition will provide a modest improvement to acquirer business profile with a focus on ...

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Ceasefire pact with Nagaland insurgent groups extended one more year

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday announced it has extended a ceasefire agreement with insurgent groups in Nagaland for one year affecting from April 28. The ceasefire agreement is between the central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Neopao Konyak/Kitovi. It was decided t...

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CPI-M political resolution rules out alliance with Congress, agrees for 'understanding'

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday ruled out an alliance with the Congress party but nevertheless agreed to an understanding with it and other secular opposition parties inside and outside Parliament. As far as the political line is concerned, any political alliance with the Congress is ruled out. Such an alliance with t...

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IPL: Watson's ton lifts Chennai to 204/5 vs Rajasthan

Pune, April 20 (IANS) A fantastic 106-run knock by opener Shane Watson propelled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 204/5 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday. The Australian all-rounder took just 51 deliveries to bring up his third IPL century, guided by nine boundaries and six sixes at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

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London's Crystal Palace given green light to redevelop Selhurst Park stadium

London, April 20 (IANS) South London's Croydon Council on Friday gave Crystal Palace Football Club its approval to go ahead with the redevelopment of its home ground, Selhurst Park, and convert it into a state-of-the-art football-coliseum with a capacity of over 34,000 spectators. The 112-year-old club will provide between 75 million to 100 million pounds ($105-140 million) to rebuild it...

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