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Sri Lanka seeks India's help to evacuate citizens from Yemen

Colombo, March 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has sought help from India and the UN to help evacuate Sri Lankans who are caught up in the war in Yemen, a government official said on Monday. The government is taking every possible measure to bring back the Sri Lankans stranded in Yemen. We came to know that the Indian government has sent ships to Yemen to bring their nationals back....

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Kangana, Madhavan, Raghu to join 'Masterchef' gang for finale

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Makers of cooking-based reality TV show MasterChef India 4 are set to roll out a truly grand finale on April 12. Tanu Weds Manu Returns stars like Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan, as well as Raghu Ram will come to inject enthusiasm among contestants and root for their favourite. While Raghu will be seen hosting the grand finale episode, Kangana and Madhavan will...

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Three held for betting on World Cup final

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Three people were arrested here on Sunday for operating a betting syndicate during the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, police said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house in north Delhi's old Sabzi Mandi area and arrested Gaurav, 30, Amit Sharma, 32, and Mohit, 32. The syndicate had accepted bets totalling nearly...

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Windies pacer Edwards joins Hampshire

London, March 30 (IANS) English county cricket club Hampshire have signed West Indian fast bowler Fidel Edwards for the second part of the 2015 season. The 33-year-old, who will be available for all the three formats, it was announced in an England and wales Cricket Board (ECB) release on Monday. Edwards said: I'm delighted to have signed for such an ambitious club as Hampshire. ...

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Spain look to continue with generational change in Dutch friendly

Madrid, March 30 (IANS) Spain football team coach Vicente Del Bosque will hand his fringe players the chance to show what they do when they face the Netherlands in a friendly, which has become more than just a friendly on Tuesday night. World Cup history has seen the Spanish and Dutch thrown together in the last two World Cups with an Andres Iniesta goal giving the Spanish victory and th...

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Wanted my statement to be India's: Miss India World

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Aditi Arya, the proud winner of this year's Femina Miss India World crown, says she always wanted to represent India on an international platform and that inspired her to compete in a beauty pageant. The 21-year-old Gurgaon-based model, who will represent India at the Miss World 2015 pageant, was enthroned as winner of the 52nd edition of the beauty pageant on Sat...

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AAP protests 'VIP culture' with 100-km cycle rally

Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday ended a 100-km cycle rally to denounce the 'VIP culture' of the Punjab government. The rally, which began on Sunday from Ludhiana, culminated in Chandigarh with party leaders calling for an immediate stop to the 'VIP culture' in the name of security. This cycle rally is to protest against the rampant VIP culture and ...

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Pleasant Monday in Delhi, cloudy Tuesday likely

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) It was a pleasant start to the week in the national capital with Monday's maximum temperature at 28.3 degrees Celsius, four degrees below the season's average. The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy Tuesday. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and there will be mist in the morning. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 31 and 17 degrees...

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Unseasonal rain kills seven across India; damages crops

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The fury of unseasonal rain in different states of north and east India since Sunday evening has left at least seven people dead and damaged standing crops in thousands of hectares, officials said on Monday. In Bihar, at least five people, including two children and a woman, were killed on Monday when they were struck by lightning in two separate incidents, off...

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Not all suicides of wives due to in-laws, observes court

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A court here on Monday said that one cannot blame in-laws for every suicide committed by a married woman and acquitted a man of charges dealing with dowry death and abetment of suicide. Suicide is a complex phenomenon, the court said, observing that one who commits suicide is not alive to disclose as to what was going on in his or her mind when he or she tried ...

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Salman's driver owns up to hit-and-run accident

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) In a dramatic twist in the retrial of Bollywood actor Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case, his driver Ashok Singh on Monday told a court here that it was he who drove the killer vehicle, but the prosecution appeared unconvinced by the confession. The 43-year-old Ashok Singh told the court of Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande that he was driving the vehicle ...

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Jadavpur varsity sets up panel to probe 'sanitary pad protest'

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Disapproving of the sanitary pad campaign against rape and sexism on campus, the Jadavpur University on Monday set up a three-member fact-finding panel to probe the matter. Following similar protests in New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia, a section of students have used sanitary napkins to spread feminist messages and deride sexism. Stuck on walls and tree...

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Taylor's wicket turning point of World Cup final: Fleming

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Monday said the wicket of Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor was the turning point of the World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday to clinch their fifth World Cup title. Taylor's wicket was the turning point of ...

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Singapore to finalise Andhra capital's master plan in 6-8 weeks

Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Singapore will finalise the master plan for the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh in six to eight weeks. This was decided on Monday, the first day of the two-day visit of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to Singapore. The capital is being built near Vijayawada-Guntur. Naidu began his day in Singapore by reading a note in remembrance of Singa...

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President to expose ICC's 'mischievous things' after trophy snub

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal has said the game's governing body denied him his right to give the winner's trophy at the post-match presentation ceremony of the World Cup final here on Sunday. The winner's trophy was handed over by ICC chairman N Srinivasan of India, despite the ICC's amendment of its rules in January 2015 to manda...

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Intimate scenes are like any other scenes, says Swastika Mukherjee

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Actress Swastika Mukherjee, who has certain bold scenes in Dibaker Banerjee's crime thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, says actors don't think much about kissing or intimate scenes. Asked if she was skeptical about doing bold scenes on screen, she said: There was nothing to get ready for or being skeptical about. In Bengal, there is so much of serious work being...

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Email accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at G20

London, March 30 (IANS) An email by the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading British daily reported on Monday. An employee mistakenly sent the passport numbers, visa details and other per...

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Protests over meal scheme hit day's mining in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) The mining operations at Odisha's Talcher coalfields were hit on Monday as supporters of the ruling BJD staged protests against Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd. (MCL) for refusing to support a subsidised meal scheme, an official said. There was no production and dispatch of coal from the mines of Talcher coalfields. Workers did not join the first shift at 6 a.m., MC...

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Real Sociedad extend contract with Chinese sponsor

Madrid, March 30 (IANS) La Liga football club Real Sociedad have agreed to extend their contact with their Chinese sponsor Qianbao until 2020. Real Sociedad's president Jokn Aperribay signed the deal with the internet service company in the city of Nanjing on Monday, reports Xinhua. Qianbao, who also sponsor Madrid-based club Rayo Vallecano, originally agreed a one year deal with...

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Cable operator drinks pesticide before judges, dies in hospital

Amritsar, March 30 (IANS) A local cable operator, who had attempted to commit suicide in the presence of judges of the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana High Court here, has died, police said on Monday. Cable operator Jaswinder Singh was admitted to a private hospital here Saturday in a serious condition after he attempted suicide in the presence of judges by consuming pesticide a...

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