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KKR opt to bowl against CSK

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. KKR have made three changes to their team, bringing in Australian pacer Pat Cummins for Morne Morkel, Brad Hogg replaces Sunil Narine and Ryan ten Doeschate rep...

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Quake toll in India goes up to 75

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The toll in India following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal has gone up to 75 with Bihar accounting for 58 deaths, a senior official said on Tuesday. Addressing the media here, union Home Secretary L.C. Goyal said 450 people were injured in the states affected that include Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Sikkim apart from Bihar. Go...

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Centre teams with NGO to rank most 'consumer-friendly state'

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Come next year and 29 states and seven union territories in India will be ranked in accordance with their consumer friendliness. Consumer Online Foundation, an NGO focussing on consumer rights, is collaborating with the department of consumer affairs of the union government to rank the Indian states in this endeavour. In this survey report aimed to rank t...

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Nepali woman rescued by Indians from under rubble

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) A Nepali woman, who was trapped under the rubble of a building that collapsed in Saturday's massive earthquake, was brought out alive by an Indian team of rescuers after two agonising days. Amidst the devastation all around her, she said it feels like a different world now. Sunita Sitaula was trapped under the debris as the five-storey house collapsed in Basund...

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Indian Army will work in Nepal till normalcy returns

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Army said on Tuesday that it will continue with its major relief and rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal till the situation becomes normal. Since an earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale hit Nepal on Saturday, the army has rushed medical and engineering teams along with equipment and even reached the epicentre. We are committed to help Ne...

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Spectrum auction policy 'fiscally myopic', Reliance Telecom tells SC

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Telecom told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that auction of spectrum based on irrational tender conditions may meet the government's goal of higher revenue but is not in conformity with the overall objective of public policy. The auction may meet the government's need for higher revenue collection and bleed the industry which is recovery mo...

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Bangladesh steady after late Pakistan fight-back

Khulna (Bangladesh), April 28 (IANS) Bangladesh enjoyed a strong first day on Tuesday with Mominul Haque anchoring the hosts to 236 for four before Pakistan fought back claiming two wickets in the final session in the first cricket Test. Mominul (80) became the seventh batsman to score more than fifty runs in 10 consecutive Test matches, joining the league of players such as Indian batti...

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Over 50 killed in Afghanistan landslide

Kabul, April 28 (IANS) More than 50 people were killed and several went missing following a landslide in northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province on Tuesday, an official said. The disaster struck in Jarhaba village of Khwahan district in the morning. A rescue and search operation was underway, Xinhua reported quoting Sayyed Abdullah Homayyon Dehqan, provincial director of disaster m...

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'Real Madrid's Chicharito more natural goal-scorer than Benzema'

Madrid, April 28 (IANS) Former Real Madrid Mexican striker Hugo Sanchez has praised his compatriot Chicharito Hernandez, who he described as a more decisive player in comparison to Benzema, who he does not consider a natural goal-scorer. Sanchez also said a forward has to score goals although he added playing Benzema or Chicarito is a decision that lies with the coach, reports Efe.

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Government watching China's activities: Parrikar

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The government has been keeping a constant eye on China over its activities in the Indian Ocean, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government was not aware of any base established in Seychelles by China. As per the information available, no naval base has been established by C...

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Haryana mountaineer missing in Nepal

Gurgaon, April 28 (IANS) A 24-year-old Haryana mountaineer, Mohammad Yasin, has gone missing in Nepal since the Saturday earthquake, his family has told the government. Yasin, a resident of Yamunanagar's Gandhi Nagar area, had gone to Nepal to trek in the Mount Everest. The 7.9 magnitude temblor that has killed thousands in Nepal triggered massive landslides in Mount Everest, kil...

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'Slight tweaking of business model for pension business to succeed'

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The pension sector would see more new players and higher sales if the business model is slightly changed, increasing the fee for fund managers and allowing even the insurance agents to sell the schemes, say industry officials. Industry experts categorically told IANS unlike the life insurance sector which needs large doses of capital, the capital needs of a pensi...

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'Daughters of Mother India' in syllabus of 200 Maharashtra schools

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The acclaimed national award-winning documentary 'Daughters of Mother India', based on the aftermath of 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder, has entered the Class VIII curriculum of around 200 schools in Maharashtra, filmmaker Vibha Bakshi said here on Tuesday. The film is a journey through the aftermath of the December 16, 2012 gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-ol...

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Punjab, SGPC to organise tour of Guru Gobind Singh's relics

Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Relics of the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, will be taken around Punjab in a special religious procession next month to enable people have a close look at them and offer their respects, a senior functionary of the Punjab government said here on Tuesday. These rare, sacred and historical relics would be taken around the state in a special religious procession...

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Sale of preferential quota sugar to EU, US liberalised

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India's commerce ministry on Tuesday liberalised the sales of preferential quota sugar to the European Union (CXL quota) and the US (TRQ quota), thus allowing all exporters and not just state trading enterprises (STEs) avail of the quota benefits. This will however be subject to a quantitative ceiling that will be periodically reviewed by the Director General ...

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Delhi lawyers' strike to continue till May 2

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi lawyers' strike, which began last Wednesday to protest against the delay in passing the amended bill on enhancing the pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts, was on Tuesday extended till May 2. The lawyers, who were scheduled to hold a rally outside parliament on April 28, have now postponed this for May 1. The co-ordination committee of ba...

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Land issue will get bigger: Rahul

Ambala (Haryana), April 28 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the land acquisition issue will get bigger. It is a central issue (land acquisition ordinance brought by the Narendra Modi government). I have said that those (farmers) who provide food to this country, their lands are being snatched from them, Gandhi told the media while travelling by train from Delhi...

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TV show '...Hanumaan' to reveal untold past of the 'mightiest' god

Gurgaon, April 28 (IANS) To unveil the mystery behind the life of lord Hanuman and to give a more broader view to the audience regarding his inspirational tales at various stages of life, Sony Entertainment Television launched its forthcoming mythological show Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan here on Tuesday. Touted as a family show especially for children, Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan...

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Quake has left scar for life, says Kolkata homemaker in Kathmandu

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Newly-wed Lipi was fondly preparing lunch for her husband when she noticed the kitchen window shaking all of a sudden and her house in Kathmandu shuddering as the devastating quake struck Nepal on Saturday forenoon. My first response was that the window was shaking because of the bad weather. That's when I heard my neighbours shout 'Come out! It's an earthquake...

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Idea Cellular net profit up by 62.26 percent

Mumbai/Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Aditya Birla group-owned Idea Cellular on Tuesday said its consolidated net profit during 2014-15 soared by 62.26 percent at Rs.3,192.9 crore against Rs.1,967.8 crore for the previous year. Its total consolidated revenue went up by 19.1 percent at Rs.31,570.9 crore against Rs.26,518.9 crore during 2013-14. The company, in a statement, however, said...

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