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World Cup final: Australia vs New Zealand, innings scoreboard

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) The following is the first innings scoreboard of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday: New Zealand Martin Guptill b Maxwell 15 Brendon McCullum b Starc 0 Kane Williamson c & b Johnson 12 Ross Taylor c Haddin b Faulkner 40 Grant ...

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Australia bowl out New Zealand for 183

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australian bowlers put up an impressive performance to give themselves a strong chance of winning the fifth cricket World Cup as New Zealand were bowled out for a paltry score of 183 in 45 overs in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. After New Zealand were reduced to 39/3 in the 13th over, Grant Elliot (83) and Ross Taylor (40) defie...

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Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) After his memoir And Then One Day, which has been very well-received by the critics and public alike, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is now all set to do an encore -- this time an unflinchingly honest expose of people in the film industry. I do think the most interesting phase of my life has been covered. The rest is smooth-sailing. Now what I can do is a treatise...

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Vaibhav gears up for another comedy

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Basking in the success of Tamil comedy Kappal, which was a sleeper hit, actor Vaibhav Reddy has signed yet another comedy in that language. This project will be produced by yesteryear actress-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar. The success of 'Kappal' has given me lot of confidence. I'm doing another comedy film as I feel audiences like me more in this genre. The f...

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Australia bowl New Zealand out for 183

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia bowled New Zealand out for 183 in 45 overs in the cricket World Cup final being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. The Black Caps failed to take advantage after opting to bat with Grand Elliot top scoring with 83. Pacers Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner took three wickets each while Mitchell Starc clinched two. ...

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Egg white can help make anti-bacterial bioplastic

New York, March 29 (IANS) Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin or egg white and whey show significant anti-bacterial properties, says a new study. The findings may eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery. The bioplastic materials could also be used for food pa...

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AIFW ramp gets into commando mode

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Drum rolls, the bugle sound and a drill song -- it wasn't a military parade, but the setting of a fashion show at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here. Designer Aneeth Arora showcased military-inspired couture, through which she is trying to explore how life changes after putting on a uniform. The first thing that comes to mind after hearing military soun...

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Taapsee to juggle between Mumbai, Chennai

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Over the course of the next few months, actress Taapsee Pannu, who was last seen in Baby, will be busy hopping between Mumbai and Chennai to accommodate dates for two new projects that she has signed. Taapsee, who earlier had commitments in Bollywood has finally freed her schedule to accommodate offers from South, which have been plenty of late, especially post t...

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Japanese Kiryu is fastest Asian runner

New York, March 29 (IANS) Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the World junior bronze medallist, has clocked a wind-assisted 9.87-second victory at the Texas Relays athletics tournament in Austin, becoming the fastest Asian sprinter under any conditions. Kiryu on Saturday recorded the result under a 3.3-meter-per-second wind condition, exceeding the allowable 2.0 m/s. So his time is deeme...

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Paris Saint-Germain eye Brazilian Henrique

Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race to sign Sao Paulo football star Paulo Henrique. The 17-year-old is considered one of Brazil's most promising attackers and caught the interest of European clubs in last month's Under-17 Al Kaas Cup in Qatar, reports Xinhua. Sao Paulo lost the final to Paris Saint-Germain but Henrique was voted player of the ...

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Aggressive breast cancer 'switch' identified

Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Australian researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of breast cancer, and they hope to find a way to switch it off. The study's main finding that a gene known as inhibitor of differentiation 4 (ID4) not only marks but appears to control the highly aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer was published online in the journal Nature C...

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Modi meets Singapore leader, Israeli president

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met senior Singapore leader Goh Chok Tong and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin here on Sunday. Singapore appreciates India's gestures. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh thanks PM (Modi), the Indian external affairs ministry tweeted. Goh was Singapore's prime minister after Lee for 14 years from 1990. Modi met Rivlin ahead of the f...

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Dia Mirza showstopper at Gaurang Shah's fundraiser

Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Popular celebrities such as Dia Mirza, Lakshmi Manchu, Regina Cassandra, Adah Sharma and Pranitha Subhash graced the fundraiser event of award winning textile and fashion designer Gaurang Shah's exclusive new collection Noor. The show on Saturday was a fundraiser in support of improvement of literacy in government schools for a not-for-profit organisation in so...

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Happy with the way my career is shaping: Chandini

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Chandini, who was last seen in Telugu action-drama Kaalicharan, is busy with four projects in her kitty and is happy with the way her career is shaping. I'm busy with two projects each in Tamil and Telugu. Work is keeping me extremely busy. I'm happy with the way my career is shaping, Chandini told IANS. In Tamil, the dusky actress has Vil Ambu an...

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Modi meets Singapore minister emeritus, Israeli president

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here to attend the funeral of the city state's founder prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, met senior Singapore leader Goh Chok Tong and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday. Ahead of the funeral that started around 12.30 p.m., Modi met Goh, now a minister emeritus of Singapore. The Indian prime minister arrived here ea...

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Modi meets Aussie PM, Clinton

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and former US president Bill Clinton here on Sunday. Modi also exchanged greetings with Governor General of Canada David Johnston, the Prime Minister's Office said. The meetings took place on the sidelines of former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's funeral. ...

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Taj Corridor now an animal graveyard, garbage dump

Agra, March 29 (IANS) The Taj Corridor, a vast wasteland situated along the Yamuna river and lying between two world heritage monuments, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, has now been reduced to a dumping ground for garbage and an unofficial burial ground for animals. Foreign tourists have taken numerous images of bloated camels, swollen and stinking donkeys, dead dogs and heaps of fish b...

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India in Africa: Spreading the fragrance of goodwill

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) As India plans big for the India Africa Forum Summit in October, inviting all the 54 countries for the first time to its soil, it has reached out in many small but important ways to several of the countries for capacity building, not the least being helping Rwanda make optimal use of its aromatic plants. India is to host the Third India Africa Forum Summit Octo...

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Kenya win both titles at Cross Country worlds

Guiyang, March 29 (IANS) Kenya once again won both of the senior titles at the IAAF Cross Country World Championships here. Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor on Saturday outraced his compatriot and winner of the country's qualifiers Bedan Karoki by eight seconds as the duo had a one-two finish in the men's 12 km race, reports Xinhua. Agnes Tirop, 19, clocked 26 minutes one second to win ...

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Subdued quarterly earnings likely to weigh heavy on equities markets

Subdued quarterly earnings likely to weigh heavy on equities markets (Market Outlook) Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Lack of any positive trigger, coupled with expectations of subdued quarterly results, might lead to further consolidation in the Indian markets in the coming week. With F&O (future and options) expiry (which happens on the third Friday of every month) and a short work...

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