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Not arrested, only detained for 10-15 minutes: Agnivesh

Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Activist Swami Agnivesh on Saturday said he and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik were not arrested but detained for marching towards the village where a teenager died in security forces' firing in the morning. Me and Malik were not arrested... infact we were only detained by the police for 10-15 minutes for marching towards the vill...

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Daredevils post 167/4 against Sunrisers

Visakhapatnam, April 18 (IANS) Half centuries from opener Shreyas Iyer (60) and captain J.P. Duminy (54) guided the Delhi Daredevils to post a competitive total of 167/4 in 20 overs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Saturday. Opting to bat, Daredevils did not start well as they lost opening batsman Mayank Agarwal (1...

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Kashmiri protester killed in firing, police admit lapse

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. Kashmir was on the boil for the second day on Saturday. Suhail Ahmad Sofi...

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60 percent voting amid violence in Kolkata civic polls

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Amid claims of widespread violence by the opposition and rebuttal by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed around 60 percent turnout at the close of voting. Calling the polls a farce, the Communist Party of India-Marxist led Left Front, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress all ...

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Daredevils post 167/4 against Sunrisers

Visakhapatnam, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils posted 167/4 in their 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Saturday. Opener Shreyas Iyer (60) and captain J.P. Duminy (54) scored two half-centuries for the visitors. Sunrisers' medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers, ending with figures of 4-0-2...

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World Bank praises Jan Dhan Yojana

Washington, April 18 (IANS) World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim has praised the extraordinary Indian effort to open millions of bank accounts under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana. This is an extraordinary Indian effort, Kim said at a panel discussion here on Friday, organised on the margins of the annual Spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, refe...

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We complement each other well: McCullum on Dwayne Smith

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings explosive batsman Brendon McCullum said on Saturday that contrary to popular belief, he complements his opening partner Dwayne Smith rather than competing against the West Indian. Chasing a stiff target of 184, the duo built a 109-run opening stand to set the foundation for the thumping six-wicket win on Friday night over the Mumbai Indians at ...

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LJP leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Irani

Patna, April 18 (IANS) A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the main accused, said Samastipur's Superintendent of Police S.P....

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Saudi Arabia pledges $274 million for relief work in Yemen

Riyadh, April 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued an order to allocate an amount of $274 million for humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen through the UN, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. The donation came after the UN appealed on Friday to provide emergency assistance to millions of affected people in Yemen. The Kingdom of Saudi...

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'India is closing the gender gap'

Addis Ababa, April 18 (IANS) The condition of women in India is going through a sea change in terms of fighting violence against them and closing the gender gap, said visiting Indian parliamentarian Tarun Vijay. Crimes against women is linked to sick minds and has nothing to do with poverty or wealth. Highest rate of rapes and other crimes against women occur in Britain, the US, Sweden a...

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'Main Hoon Killer' release pushed further

Numbai, April 18 (IANS) The release date of filmmaker Faisal Saif's comedy spoof Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer, earlier titled Main Hoon Rajinikanth, has been pushed forward from April 24 to a new date, which is yet to be locked. It is the same movie against the release of which superstar Rajinikanth had petitioned the Madras High Court for a stay last year, as he had felt the entertainer...

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Wanted to wear down English bowlers: Holder

North Sound (Antigua), April 18 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder, named Player of the Match for his stupendous second innings maiden unbeaten century, said his plan was just to stick it out in the middle and wear out the England bolwers. Chasing a stiff target of 438 runs on the final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the hosts were struggling at 189/6,...

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Online audition dates announced for K-POP India

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Korean Cultural Centre here has announced the online auditions of the fourth edition of K-POP 2015 festival, where artistes of the popular music genre compete with one another. In the new edition of K-POP 2015, auditions are happening on a larger scale, and not just across India, but other neighbouring countries Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal are also particip...

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Akshay Kumar wraps up 'Brothers' shooting

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has wrapped up shooting for Dharma Productions' Brothers, which he says has turned out to be a memorable film. Along with a photograph with his co-star Jacqueline, Akshay posted on his Twitter page: The last of the Love & Hugs of #Brothers. My final shot of a film that my Body & Soul will never forget!! Many Thanks. Directed by K...

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Pakistan's Ehsan Adil ruled out of Bangladesh series

Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) The Pakistan cricket team suffered another blow with right-arm pacer Ehsan Adil set to miss the remainder of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury. Adil is the fourth player to be ruled out for Pakistan, who lost to Bangladesh for only the second time in 48 games and 16 years on Friday, when they were beate...

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Charge sheet filed against 13 in documents leak case

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday filed in a court here a charge sheet against 13 accused in the petroleum ministry documents leak case. The charge sheet was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who marked it for consideration before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal for Monday. Police have formally charged 13 accused under various secti...

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Congressional review will not derail n-talks with Iran: Obama

Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that he plans to sign the bill into law that the Congress is debating about nuclear negotiations with Iran, and promised this legislation will not derail negotiations to reach a final accord with Tehran before the end of June. During a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday, Obama also said ...

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CPI-M's year-end plenum to focus on party organisation

Visakhapatnam, April 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist has decided to hold a plenum to strengthen the party organisation before the end of current year. This was decided on Saturday, the fifth day of 21st congress of the party here. CPI-M politburo member S. Ramachandran Pillai told reporters that the party is making a serious introspection on the three most importan...

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NMDC slashes iron ore prices

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) State-owned mineral producer National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) on Saturday slashed its lump iron ore and fine iron prices by 6.15 and 20.32 percent respectively. Post the cut, effective for the rest of the month, prices of fine iron were reduced by Rs.500 per tonne to Rs.1,960 per tonne while iron ore prices were reduced by Rs.200 per tonne to Rs....

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French film shot in India to compete at Cannes

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) French film Dheepan, parts of which have been shot in Tamil Nadu, will vie at the competition section of the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The last Indian film to compete for coveted Palm D'Or at the prestigious gala was Shaji N. Karun's Swaham in 1994. It turns out that Dheepan is a movie with an Indian connect at the gala after 21 years. Indi...

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