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Tendulkar, Dhoni to vie for greatest ODI cricketer crown

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and present One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with three other cricketers are the leading contenders to clinch the crown of the greatest one-day cricketer of all time. Former Australian opener Adam Gilchrist, Pakistan fast bowling legend Wasim Akram and West Indies great Vivian Richards are the ...

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Court extends injunction against Kenyan Premier League

Nairobi, March 6 (IANS) A court here has extended till March 13 an injunction against the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) from conducting its top flight competition till a civil suit filed by the rival Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is determined. Once again, drama was witnessed at the compound of Nairobi's Milimani High Court when a section of over 100 fans that turned up for Thursday's he...

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Andhra, Telangana governor, CMs celebrate Holi

Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) It was a riot of colours at Raj Bhavan as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and his wife celebrated Holi on Friday amid much fanfare. The governor and his wife Vimala Narasimhan applied colours on each other and also played Holi with visitors at Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the governor. Gaiety marked the occasion as a jovi...

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Shell opens global IT centre in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) Global energy major Royal Dutch Shell plc has opened its global information technology (IT) centre in this tech hub for developing and delivering IT projects in-house. The in-house global IT centre will provide jobs for thousands of techies by 2020, as we invest in the centre to be an integral part of our global IT project delivery and support network, Shell Ind...

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Controversy over Akbar's 'Navratnas' installation in heritage site

Agra, March 6 (IANS) A controversy has erupted over divisional commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar's decision to install the statues of Mughal emperor Akbar's Navratnas (nine jewels) in Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage site. Akbar's passion for knowledge and interest in learning from great minds led him to attract men of genius to his court. His personal favourites were collectively known as ...

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Myanmar signs Avramovic to coach national football team

Yangon, March 6 (IANS) Myanmar Football Federation has signed Serbian Rodojko Avramovic as head coach of its national team, the federation announced on Friday. Avramovic, who signed the one and a half year contract here on Thursday, pledged to cooperate with the football clubs of the Myanmar National League to raise sports standards in Myanmar, reports Xinhua. The Myanmar nationa...

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'Tibetans vow to give up wearing animal furs'

Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Tibetan villagers living in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan have marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year by vowing to give up the wearing of animal furs and by burning those already in their possession, Radio Free Asia (RFA) said on Friday. The February 27 decision by residents of Drangsung village in Yunnan's Dechen county is aimed at complying ...

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River earn late draw with Tigres in Copa Libertadores

Buenos Aires, March 6 (IANS) A spectacular Carlos Sanchez volley earned two-time champions River Plate a 1-1 draw with Mexican side Tigres UANL in their Copa Libertadores group match. Joffre Guerron had given Tigres the lead just before half-time when he pounced on an errant Ramiro Funes Mori header before rounding goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman on Thursday, reports Xinhua. The goal sp...

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December 16 gang-rape: Bar Council to discuss lawyers' remarks

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Bar Council of India (BCI) is likely to meet Friday evening over the remarks made by two defence advocates in the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape. The meeting will take place late evening in Delhi to decide further course of action on the matter, BCI chairman Manan Mishra said. Defence counsel M. L. Sharma and A.P.Singh have made ...

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Time for Pakistan cricket to look forward: Misbah

Perth, March 6 (IANS) Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who will retire from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) post the World Cup, hopes his retirement will bring in a new era for Pakistan cricket in which a young leader will be chosen and given the responsibility to carry it forward. It's the time for Pakistan to look forward. If you are going to give captaincy to a youngster, he needs some time to de...

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Jay Soni 'balloons up' for 'Killerr Karaoke...'

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Popular TV actor Jay Soni slipped into an inflated body suit for a quirky act on &TV's weekend show Killerr Karaoke, Atka Toh Latkah. Jay will be seen in the opening episode of the show on Saturday. Given the format of the show, the contestants have to keep singing while dodging distractions that come their way. All that matters is how long you can keep...

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Sushma Swaraj leaves for Sri Lanka ahead of Modi visit

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday left for Sri Lanka to lay the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation next week. Modi will be in Sri Lanka on March 13-14, during which he will hold meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena and other senior leaders across the political spectrum. Modi is to address the Sri ...

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More rain, snow forecast in Kashmir; highway still shut

Srinagar, March 6 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is likely to receive more rain and snowfall in the next 24 hours even as the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the 5th day on Friday. The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is likely to be opened for one-way traffic tomorrow, authorities told IANS here. The over 300-km long highway which connects the landlocked Valley with Jammu a...

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Radhika Apte doesn't like being an 'object' in films

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte says she leans towards roles that are meatier and deosn't want to be just an object in a film. I like roles that are meatier and have some content, roles which are researched. A lot of homework was done for my part in 'Badlapur'. I like to play interesting parts and not just be an object in the film, Radhika told IANS in an interview. I...

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Ireland will be a crunch game: Zimbabwe's Taylor

Hobart, March 6 (IANS) Zimbabwe's stand-in skipper Brendan Taylor on Friday labelled Saturday's World Cup Pool B match against Ireland at the Bludstone Arena as a make or break game for both sides. After failing to grab a golden opportunity against Pakistan in the last match which they lost by 20 runs, Zimbabwe head into the contest needing a win. Then they have to cause an unlikely upse...

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MH370 search to continue, says Malaysia

Putrajaya, March 6 (IANS) Malaysia said on Friday that the search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that disappeared in March last year with 239 people on board, will continue. So far, over 26,000 sq km of the seafloor, or over 40 percent of the total priority zone, have been searched for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, said Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai...

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US likely to support next edition of Kochi Biennale

Kochi, March 6 (IANS) Praising the Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) as an event that has all the makings of a leading exhibition in the world, US Consul General Phillip A. Min said he would like to see if his country could in some way support the future editions. The Chennai-based diplomat said that the US deputy chief of mission in Delhi had recommended that he visit KMB '14, that's current...

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'Star Trek' producer Harve Bennett dies at 84

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Harve Bennett, who produced four Star Trek films and the TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, has died in Medford, Oregon, aged 84. His death on Wednesday came less than a week after the February 27 death of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, reports variety.com. Bennett joined Aaron Spelling in developing and producing The...

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Nargis Fakhri working towards abs

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The abs bug has now bitten Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri, who is combining healthy eating habits and workout sessions to get fitter. Need abs, so logging in everything I eat! I've lost 3 kg in 5wks. Healthy food &1 intense workout every other day, Nargis posted on Twitter along with a snapshot of a log, describing her food intake. According to the log...

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SCR nets Rs.8.11 crore through penalties

Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) realised Rs.8.11 crore in penalties last month from ticketless travellers, irregular travellers and for carrying unauthorised luggage. SCR detected 2.25 lakh cases in February. The number of cases is 17.4 percent higher compared to the cases booked in the corresponding period last year. To ensure comfortable and safe trave...

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