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My bat should have a speed-gun: Andre Russell

Pune, April 19 (IANS) After tonking his way to a match winning 66 from just 36 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell says it would be a good idea to have a speed-gun on his bat. The defending champions were in the rut at 60 for five, but the hard-hitting batsman, alongside Yusuf Pathan (28 not out) took the game away from the Kings and carried his side to...

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He is a new breed of cricketer: Gambhir on Russell

Pune, April 19 (IANS) Praising Andre Russell, who powered the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to their second victory of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in three games on Saturday, Kolkata knight Riders skipper Gauram Gambhir on Saturday night said the Jamaican beLongs to a new breed of feerless cricketers. The West Indies atsman rescued the defending champions from 60 for five agai...

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Russell calypso powers KKR to victory against the Kings

Pune, April 19 (IANS) Andre Russell cracked a scintillating 35-ball 66 to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) home from a precarious position against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Saturday. The Jamaican kept on clobbering the hapless KXIP bowlers all round the park plundering nine fours and two sixes enroute, as he led the Knights' recovery after they...

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IPL scoreboard: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Pune, April 19 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier league match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Saturday: Kings XI Punjab M Vijay c Russell b U Yadav 0 V Sehwag c Chawla b Russell 11 W Saha c Pathan b Morkel 15 G Maxwell c Russell b U Yadav 33 G Bailey run...

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Mozambicans protest xenophobic violence in South Africa

Maputo, April 18 (IANS) Hundreds of Mozambicans staged a march here on Saturday towards the South African High Commission, protesting against the xenophobic violence in South Africa. The protesters held slogans such as stop the killing and no xenophobia, calling for peace and harmony among the Africans, Xinhua reported. We continue to call upon our president to continue to demons...

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Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets

Pune, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in their Indian Premier League match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Saturday. Put in to bat, Kings XI scored 155/9, with skipper George Bailey (60; 45b, 5x4, 2x6) being the top scorer. Umesh Yadav (3-33) was the most successful KKR bowler. In reply, Kolkata Knight Ride...

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Why this urgency in Jayalalithaa case?: Karunanidhi

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Saturday wondered as to the urgency shown by the apex court in the disproportionate assets case against AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa. In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said the two-member bench of the Supreme Court gave a split verdict on April 15 in the case challenging the appointment of G. Bhavani Singh as spec...

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Kashmiri protester killed in firing, two policemen held

Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) A teenager was killed in Kashmir during firing by security forces who battled stone pelting protesters on Saturday, the day hardliner separatist Yasin Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh were taken into preventive custody as they headed to the village where violence broke out. Two policemen were arrested for the firing. Kashmir was on the boil for the secon...

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Opposition cries foul as 62 percent turnout for Kolkata civic polls

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Over 62 percent of the electorate turned out on Saturday for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation poll that was dubbed a farce by opposition parties. But Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress claimed it was peaceful like never before. The polls to the 144 ward civic body - perceived as precursor to the next year's assembly polls - was marred by repor...

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India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup Group I

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles rubber before the visitors rallied back to level the contest on t...

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Zimbabwe denounces xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Harare, April 18 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also chairperson of regional African Union (AU) grouping, on Saturday strongly denounced the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants in South Africa and said such violence must never happen again in any country. I wish to express our sense of shock and disgust as we abhor the incident that happened in Durban where s...

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British plane makes emergency landing in Bhopal

Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) A chartered British plane had to make an emergency landing here after developing a technical snag in its engine. The plane landed at Raja Bhoj airport. Airport Director K. Gunashewar told IANS that the plane was headed to China's Shanghai city from Abu Dhabi when it developed the problem. A source said there were three people in the chartered plane...

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Chair on Narayana Murthy set up at IIT-Madras

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Software major Infosys co-founder and IIT-Madras alumni Kris Gopalakrishnan on Saturday set up a Chair for computational brain research at his alma-mater named after his colleague NR Narayana Murthy, IIT-Madras said. This is the second Chair set up by Gopalakrishnan. In a statement issued here, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) said: The first...

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CPI-M calls for boycotting Israeli goods

Visakhapatnam, April 18 (IANS) Condemning the attacks by Israel on Palestinians, the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Saturday called upon the people of India to boycott Israeli goods. In a resolution passed at the ongoing 21st Congress here, the CPI-M expressed its solidarity with the people of Palestine, who are struggling for freedom for their homeland. The Congress calls u...

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Two policemen held for Kashmir's Narbal firing incident

Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Two policemen who opened fired on an unruly and stone-pelting crowd in Narbal area, leaving a teenager killed and two people injured were arrested on Saturday, police said. A police statement issued in the evening said an unruly crowd in the morning resorted to stone pelting on a joint police and security force party, deployed on Narbal-Magam road. The ...

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Kings XI post challenging 155/9 against KKR

Pune, April 18 (IANS) Skipper George Bailey played a lone hand as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) posted a formidable 155/9 despite a late order collapse against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the MCA International stadium here on Saturday. Bailey muscled his way to 60 off 45 balls (5x4, 2x6) but lacked support from the other end. Their second highe...

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Have videos of Kakodkar interviewing IIT director candidates: Irani

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said Anil Kakodkar's resignation from the chairmanship of the board of governors of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) was without any reason. The issue related to the resignation of Kakodkar was stretched without any reason, she told Times Now. Even if he (Kakodkar) said he didn't...

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Kings XI Punjab post 155/9 against Kolkata Knight Riders

Pune, April 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab scored 155/9 against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Saturday. Skipper George Bailey (60; 45b, 5x4, 2x6) was the top scorer. Umesh Yadav (3-33) was the most successful KKR bowler. ...

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'Operation Rahat' ends, Indian ships return home from Yemen

Mumbai/Kochi, April 18 (IANS) INS Tarkash that participated in Operation Rahat, returned to a hero's welcome at Mumbai harbor here on Saturday, while two passenger ships with the last batch of Indians evacuated from Yemen reached Kochi, an official said. It was preceded by the return of another ship, INS Mumbai, which returned here last Friday, with the two ships helping evacuate 1,783 I...

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Assam's six lakh tribal kids to be screened for anaemia

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The union tribal affairs ministry will cover at least six lakh tribal children in Assam under its sickle cell anaemia screening programme within this year. Sickle cell anaemia is a hereditary blood disorder that results in abnormality in haemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the body parts. Sickle cell anaemia is highest among malaria pati...

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