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CSK post 156/4 against Rajasthan Royals

Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings posted 156/4 in the allotted 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Sunday. CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat under sweltering conditions but his hopes of a strong start were dampened soon. Kiwi Dasher Brendon McCullum (12) was dismiss...

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Delhi CM seeks public opinion on budget

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attended the first day of the Janta Ka Budget street corner meeting in Patparganj assembly constituency organised to take public suggestions on the budget. Addressing the meeting, Kejriwal said his government was committed to public welfare and explained the concepts of the participatory budgeting exercise. ...

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Survey underway for Gurgaon-Dwarka metro-link: Haryana CM

Gurgaon, April 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said a survey was being conducted to connect Gurgaon with Delhi's Dwarka Sector-21 by metro rail. Bus services in the city will also be improved by adding new buses, he said at a press conference here. The chief minister said: Gurgaon is a progressive and developing city, and efforts are being made to p...

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ONGC crisis team battling Ankleshwar well fire

Surat, April 19 (IANS) The crisis management team (CMT) of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) continued to battle on Sunday the blaze that broke out during repair operations at an onshore well in south Gujarat late on Saturday, an official said. At least 12 people, seven of them from CMT, sustained burn injuries and have been shifted to a hospital in Surat, while all necessary me...

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Real Madrid confirm Modric's long term absence due to knee injury

Madrid, April 19 (IANS) Spanish club Real Madrid have suffered a major setback three days before their Champions League quarter-final return leg home match to local rivals Atletico Madrid with midfielder Luka Modric ruled out of the match with a knee injury that could potentially end his season. Real's 3-1 win at home to Malaga on Saturday saw Carlo Ancelotti's side lose Gareth Bale with...

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Yechury is new chief of CPI-M, vows to strengthen party

Visakhapatnam, April 19 (IANS) Senior leader Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday -- the last day of the party's 21st Congress here. He resolved to strengthen the party to meet the challenges faced by the country and the organisation. At the meeting of the new Central Committee (CC) on the last day of ...

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Former New Zealand cricketer Sinclair sparks manhunt

Napier, April 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair sparked a manhunt when he was found missing after a domestic incident. Police were summoned to the Hawke's Bay family house owned by Sinclair and his wife Tina on Saturday. It was believed Tina had called the police. The couple are currently going through a separation. The Sinclairs have two young children, Liam...

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Two boys drown in Gurgaon water tank

Gurgaon, April 19 (IANS) Two boys drowned here in a water tank belonging to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) on Sunday afternoon, police said. They were identified as Rishu, 10, and Raja, 16. They were residents of Saraswati Enclave. Rishu and Raja were cousins whose family belonged to Patna in Bihar. Both went to the HUDA-owned water tank near Basai village...

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Penelope Cruz joins 'Zoolander 2' cast

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller has shared that actress Penelope Cruz has joined the cast of Zoolander 2. The actor took to photo-sharing website Instagram to announce the involvement of the actress, reports aceshowbiz.com. The actor, who will reprise his role as Derek Zoolander in the sequel, posted a photograph and captioned it: Excited to announce Penelope 'Litt...

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Sonam begins filming Neerja Bhanot biopic

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor has begun shooting for the biopic of Neerja Bhanot, a Pan Am chief purser who was gunned down by terrorists when Flight 73 was hijacked in Karachi in 1986. Sonam feels humbled to be a part of the biopic, which is ace photographer Atul Kasbekar's debut production. Day 1 of #NeerajBhanot thank you @foxstarhindi and @BlingLive for making ...

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Rahul Gandhi uttered 'white lie': Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Accusing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of insulting the most popular mandate by terming the BJP-led NDA government as anti-people, the BJP on Sunday said the Congress leader uttered a white lie while addressing a rally at Ramlia Maidan here. Addressing a press conference after the Congress's Kissan-Khet Majdoor rally, BJP senior leader and union Minister...

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England coach Moores defends captain Cook

St. George's (Grenada), April 19 (IANS) England coach Peter Moores has defended his side and under-pressure skipper Alastair Cook after the visiting team were unable to seal victory on the fifth and final day of the first Test against the West Indies here. Cook's side entered the final day needing eight wickets to win and had the home side reduced to 189/6 with more than 50 overs still l...

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9-day-old water protest in Khandwa continues

Khandwa (MP), April 19 (IANS) With the agitation against the raising of the water-level in Omkareshwar dam here in Madhya Pradesh continuing for the ninth day on Sunday, the condition of protestors highlighting their plaint by squatting in the river worsened. The protest comes in the wake of the raising of the height of the water-level in the dam to 191 metres from 189 metres -- which ha...

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'Indian, Pakistani fashion markets draw upon many similarities'

Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Many associate bold cuts, colours and patterns with Indian fashion whereas Pakistani designs are said to ooze with smart detailing and craftsmanship. However, both the markets are unique and different in their own way, says Saad Ali, CEO of Pakistan Fashion Design Council, the only fashion council in the country that was conceived with the aim to felicitate Pakistani desig...

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Situation in Kashmir Valley remains tense but peaceful

Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A day after violence erupted following the death of a teenager in police firing, the situation in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday remained tense but peaceful. The overall law and order situation remained peaceful in the Valley today (Sunday), a senior police officer told IANS here. Heavy downpour, which started during the night, continued throughout the day...

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Two held for shooting at Kolkata policeman

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Two people were arrested and sent to police custody till April 24 for shooting at a policeman during Saturday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, an officer said on Sunday. Sub-inspector Jagannath Mondal, 55, took a bullet under his collarbone while trying to break up a political clash. Two people suspected to have fired at Mondal were arrested on Satu...

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Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza's rise to the summit of the women's doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of women power in the domain of Indian sports. Sania Mirza is a big name in the world of tennis, she is the numero uno in her g...

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Helen is unbelievable on screen: Malaika

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora Khan, also known for her dancing skills, says there is nobody like yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Asked how she reacts when people compare her to Helen, who is married to the former's father-in-law Salim Khan, Malaika told IANS: I don't think there is any comparison. If anybody says something, I take it as a huge compliment because...

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Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

Colombo, April 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main Tamil majority political party on Sunday dismissed allegations that it had worked with the Tamil Tiger rebels. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had been accused of spreading the ideology of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), who fought a 30-year civil war in the country before their defeat in May 2009, Xinhua news agency reported. We do not have ...

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Rahul 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 the debt of industrialists by giving them land of farmers, and said the Congress was firmly with the poor and farmers and will stand with them if there is any attempt to snatch their land. Addressing the Kisan Khet Mazdoor rally here -- his first major publi...

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