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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over land bill

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking to return debt of industrialists and vowed to fight for farmers' interests and against the weakened land bill in his first public rally after returning from a 56-day leave of absence. The BJP hit back, wondering how many times the Congress will launch him. The Congres...

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Rajasthan hopes for surge in tourist arrivals by 2018: Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said the state expects a quantum jump in tourist arrivals by 2018. Inaugurating the 8th edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) here, Raje said: We expect a quantum jump in the tourist arrivals -- with foreign tourists going up from 1.5 million to 2.5 million and domestic tourists from 33 million to 50 mi...

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Frenzied fans flock to stadium for Bengaluru IPL bash

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) With the rain gods taking leave and dark clouds keeping away, about 35,000 frenzied fans flocked to the Chinnaswamy stadium in the city centre on Sunday for a cracker of a contest between home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in an IPL-8 T20 league tie. With the tournament's second match in the city being played on a Sunday night i...

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27 unexploded WWII bombs found in Brunei's capital

Bandar Seri Begawan, April 19 (IANS) Police in Brunei said on Sunday that 27 unexploded World War II era bombs have been discovered at a construction site in the centre of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. A group of construction workers found the mortar bombs, which are believed to be from the period between 1941 and 1945 when the Japanese were occupying Brunei, Xinhua quoted police as s...

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Modi's jibe at UPA in Canada regrettable, disgraceful: Tharoor

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibe at the previous UPA government during his Canada trip, saying he would clean up the dirt left behind by them, was regrettable and nothing less than disgraceful, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said here on Sunday. Saying that abroad was not healthy. Political speechifying is normal in any democracy, but you do it at home. We have ...

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Tanzanian woman falls from Delhi building, dies

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman from Tanzania died after falling from the third floor of a building here on Sunday morning under mysterious circumstances, police said. The woman, identified as Malisha, fell from a residential building in south Delhi's Safdarjung area around 11 a.m. She was rushed to Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, where she was declared dea...

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Mumbai Indians post 209/7 versus Royal Challengers

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Showing a refreshingly positive intent, Mumbai Indians' batsmen punished a sloppy Royal Challengers Bangalore to post 209 for seven after being asked to bat first in the Indian Premier League T20 game here on Sunday. Though Mumbai Indians, who have lost all their four games thus far, continued to chop, change and experiment with their batting line-up, opener Le...

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I am enjoying my batting: Rahane

Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his splendid knock, Rajasthan Royals' (RR) opener Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said he was just enjoying his stay at the crease. Rahane was unbeaten on 76 from 55 balls as he caressed the Chennai Super Kings bowlers with ease to the ropes in an Indian Premier League encounter at the Sardar Patel Stadium here and help his side overhaul ...

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AIIMS doctor commits suicide, gay husband held

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A 31-year-old doctor at AIIMS allegedly committed suicide by slitting her wrist with a sharp-edged object after her husband started mentally torturing her after she learnt that he was actually gay. Failed marriage, breach of trust and hiding of the sexual orientation by her husband forced Priya Vedi to commit suicide in a hotel room in central Delhi's Paharganj...

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Government to table copy of land ordinance in Lok Sabha Monday

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With the government slated to table a copy of the land ordinance in the Lok Sabha on Monday, the house is expected to witness a stormy start as it meets after a recess for the second half of the budget session. According to the schedule of business of the house, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy would lay a copy of the Right to Fair ...

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Two distressed farmers kill self in Mathura

Mathura, April 19 (IANS) Two distressed farmers, whose crops were damaged due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm, have committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday. Hari Kishan, 35, of Madora village in Mathura district, sprinkled kerosene and set himself afire late Saturday, a police officer said. He succumbed to burn injuries at a hospital on Sunday. Khajan Singh, 5...

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Congress will oppose land bill tooth and nail: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) As parliament reconvenes this week after the intra-session break, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said on Sunday that the party will oppose the land acquisition bill tooth and nail as well as any divisive and confrontational policies of the Narendra Modi government. Tharoor also termed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's address at a farmer's rally here as a new ...

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We summed up the conditions quickly: Watson

Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Watson on Sunday said the ability to quickly sum up the conditions was the prime reason for his side's victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League. Chasing a score of 156/4, the Royals reached a winning 157/2 with 10 balls to spare with Watson alone contributed 73 to the cause. The pitch was a litt...

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India well on path to economic recovery : Arun Jaitley

Washington, April 19 (IANS) The Indian economy is on a recovery path with 7.4 percent growth in the first three quarters of the last fiscal with the new NDA government committed to maintaining overall macro-economic conditions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. The Indian economy is now clearly on a recovery path. We are committed to maintain overall macroeconomic conditions on a...

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Delhi witnesses hottest day of season

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday witnessed the hottest day of the season so far as the mercury level crossed the 40-degree-mark for the first time, settling four notches above the average. Sunday was the season's hottest day in the city at 40.6 degrees Celsius. This is for the first time the maximum temperature has crossed 40 degrees in this summer season in Delh...

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It was just an off-day for us: Dhoni

Ahmedabad , April 19 (IANS) After losing their first game in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it was just an off-day on the field. Opting to bat first, Chennai could only manage 156/4 in their 20 overs, which the Royals easily overhauled with eight wickets and 10 balls to spare...

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Kerala launches campaign to end alcohol, drug abuse

Kochi, April 19 (IANS) The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign Subodham to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse. The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar here in the presence of religious leaders, representatives of student organisations and NGOs working against...

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700 migrants believed drowned off Sicily coast

Rome, April 19 (IANS) Nearly 700 migrants are believed to have drowned when a packed boat capsized in international waters south of Italy's Sicily island on Saturday night, media reports said on Sunday. A Portuguese merchant ship, transiting through the area, some 110 km off Libya, was asked to rush to the spot. It managed to recover 28 survivors after the Italian coast guard received an...

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Janata Parivar merger not to affect NDA: Paswan

Patna, April 19 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said the merger of erstwhile Janata Parivar's six parties last week will neither have any impact on the National Democratic Alliance-led central government nor on the upcoming Bihar polls. There would be no impact of the merger of six parties of Janata Parivar including JD-U and RJD in Bihar on the NDA-led government at the...

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Bengal poll panel takes U-turn, calls civic polls violence-free

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A day after expressing displeasure over the conduct of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday did a volte-face claiming there were no major law and order disruptions during the exercise. Facing a plethora of complaints regarding unfair practices, State Election Commissioner S.R. Upadhyay on Saturday said: Idea...

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