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Force India's Perez brings home 6 points

Monaco, May 24 (IANS) Force India driver Sergio Perez brought home six points for his seventh place finish at the prestigious Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix here on Sunday. Perez, who started seventh, had a strong race and came home 15 seconds behind race winner Nico Rosberg of Mercedes after 78 laps of the 3.337 km Circuit de Monaco. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished second while Rosberg...

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Anil, Ranveer cheer for MI, Farhan wants to catch a sixer

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, who is in the city to cheer Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League final, hoped he could catch a sixer during the match. I always wanted to catch a sixer ball and I will stay out and cheer for Mumbai Indians in the balcony instead of sitting inside the air conditioned room, Farhan said. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Ki...

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India Inc expects Modi government focus on rural economy: Assocham

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) On the eve of the Narendra Modi government completing one year in office, industry body Assocham said on Sunday that it expects further reform initiatives in the next two quarters along with more attention to the rural economy. Having taken several initiatives to unclog infrastructure projects and improve ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gov...

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Contract system proposed for Indian women cricketers

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Much like their male counterparts, a contract system was proposed for the Indian women's cricketers among other other changes to be brought in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). BCCI's Women's Cricket Committee met here on Sunday and made the recommendations to the Working Committee. On the lines of men's cricket, a contract system for int...

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Odisha continues to reel under heat wave

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions as 19 towns recorded temperatures of above 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday, even as some places saw a brief spell of rain giving much needed respite to the people. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the heat wave will continue unabated till June 1 in the state. Nine cities...

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Anushka has evolved as an actor, person: Ranveer

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh on Sunday heaped praises on Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD) co-star and former flame Anushka Sharma for her growth as an actress and as a person. It was fantastic working with her in 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. She has evolved as an actor and person. It was wonderful to work with her after a few years. We did our first few films together. She taught me a...

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Hot Sunday in Delhi, Monday to be similar

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The national capital Sunday saw a hot day as the maximum temperature soared up to 43.5 degreeACelsius, four notches above the season's average. Met has forecast a similar Monday with hot air waves in the city. Monday is likely to be clear and hot. Temperature may soar up,said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The maximum and the mi...

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'Dil Dhadakne Do' a world-class film: Anil Kapoor

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who will be seen in the role of a patriarch of a dysfunctional Punjabi family in the forthcoming film Dil Dhadakne Do, said the movie is a world-class project. Also starring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma, Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD) is a family film, said the 58-year-old veteran. It is ...

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Man stabbed to death in Delhi

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death in the national capital, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in Nabi Karim area in central Delhi on Saturday. Two people were arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder. The deceased was identified as Sheeshpal and was a resident of outer Delhi's Mangolpuri area. Police said on Satur...

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Pune FC beat Shillong Lajong 1-0 in I-League

Shillong, May 24 (IANS) Pune Football Club (FC) recorded a stunning 1-0 win and completed a double over Shillong Lajong in an I-League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. An early goal from defender Zohmingliana Ralte in the fifth minute handed Pune FC their second consecutive and eighth overall win in the campaign. Moreover, the victory was also Pune FC's third ove...

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Salgaocar maul Bharat FC 5-1 in I-League

Fatorda (Goa), May 24 (IANS) Goan football club Salgaocar gave themselves a huge boost as they clinched a huge 5-1 victory over Bharat FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. With the win Salgaocar reached sixth spot with 21 points from 19 games, having won six and lost 10 while Bharat FC are a placed at the bottom of the standings with just 18 points from 19 games, with four ...

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Modi government hypocrite, promoting crony capitalism: Congress

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday accused the central government of being a hypocrite and promoting crony capitalism. Addressing a press conference on the eve of the BJP-led government completing one year in office, Congress leader Anand Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself stands accused of promoting crony capitalism in his various visits abroad. He has...

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Eight FARC rebels die in Colombia military operation

Bogota, May 24 (IANS) At least eight FARC guerrillas were killed and two others wounded in a military operation in the northwestern province of Antioquia, the army said. In Alto de La Cruz, outside the city of Segovia, 10 members of the FARC's 4th Front and the Raul Eduardo Mahecha company were neutralised. And two minors were rescued and provided with medical assistance, Spanish news ag...

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Rabat unhappy over London's deportation of terror convict

Rabat, May 24 (IANS) Morocco's interior Minister has expressed to his British counterpart Rabat's discontent over Britain's decision to deport a Moroccan terror convict, the ministry. The individual, deported on Wednesday from Britain where he had served prison for terrorism-related charges, set fire to his family's house in Rabat, and refused to surrender to police, threatening them ...

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Iraqi forces repel IS attacks in western province

Baghdad, May 24 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Sunday clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants and repelled their attacks in Iraq's western province of Anbar, provincial security source and an official said. The security forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters repelled two attacks by dozens of IS militants and five explosives-laden vehicles, including a booby-trapped armoured vehicle...

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Mukherjee greets Jordan on independence day

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the king and the people of Jordan on the eve of the middle eastern country's independence day. In his message to King Abdullah II, Mukherjee said: On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of Jordan on the occasi...

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Emotional homage for Xavi in Barcelona adios

Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona footballer Xavi Hernandez received an emotional and well deserved farewell from the people who have been his companions and supporters for 17 years as he drew the curtain on his league career at Camp Nou here. The 35-year-old confirmed on Thursday that he was leaving Barcelona to end his career in Qatar after 764 appearances which have seen him win e...

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East Bengal beat Royal Wahingdoh 2-0 in I-League

Barasat (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) Kolktata football club East Bengal defeated Royal Wahingdoh 2-0 to secure all three points in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. With the win, East Bengal positioned themselves in fourth spot in the 11-team league with 29 points from 19 games, having won eight and lost six. Royal Wahingdoh are a place ahead in...

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CSK opt to field in IPL final against Mumbai Indians

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to field against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Both outfits enter the summit clash with unchanged playing XIs. The teams: Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), K...

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Haryana to set up three museums

Kurukshetra (Haryana), May 24 (IANS) The Haryana government will set up three museums, including the largest one at Panchkula town, a top official said on Sunday. Archaeology department's director general Ashok Khemka said a budget of Rs.5 crore has been allocated by the government for the museums. He visited Sri Krishna Museum and Sheikh Chilli's Tomb here. Besides Panch...

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