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Urgent EU meeting proposed after Mediterranean boat capsize

Valletta, April 20 (IANS) The leaders of two Mediterranean nations, Malta and Italy, have called for an urgent meeting of the European Union (EU) to discuss ways to deal with one of the worst accidents in the Mediterranean, in which nearly 700 migrants drowned in a boat capsize off Italy on Saturday. Only 28 out of the 700 migrants on board the ill-fated boat seem to have survived the ac...

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IS video shows killing of Ethiopian Christians

Tripoli, April 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The footage showed the victims being killed by two groups of IS militants, one called the Fezzan Province and the other, Barka Province, according to a Xinhua report. The video went viral on social media and was re...

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Good to see batsmen applying themselves and doing well: Rohit

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday credited the top order batsmen for the 18-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in he Indian Premier League. 'I think the way we batted in the first few overs was good. We were positive throughout. Good to see the batsmen applying themselves and doing well, Rohit said at the post match presentation cerem...

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We have lot of things to look at: Kohli

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Slipping to their second defeat in three matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said his team needed to work on lot of areas including bowling, approach to batting and conceding too many extras. Kohli, however, was full of praise for AB de Villiers and David Wiese. For their scintillating batting. De Villiers struck 41 of 11 deliveri...

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Glad we picked early wickets, hope we can continue doing that: Harbhajan

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Awarded man of the match for claiming three wickets for 27, Mumbai Indians' offie Harbhajan Singh on Sunday said he was glad the visitors took early wickets to rattle the strong Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batting line-up in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter. Mumbai Indian beat RCB by 18 runs to clinch their first victory of IPL 2015. ...

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Nearly 700 migrants missing in shipwreck in Mediterranean

Rome, April 20 (IANS) Nearly 700 migrants are believed to have drowned when a packed boat capsized in international waters south of Italy's Sicily island on Saturday night, media reports said on Sunday. A total of 28 migrants aboard the boat have been rescued and 24 bodies recovered, the Italian coast guard said on Sunday, according to Spanish news agency Efe. Navy and coast guar...

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IPL scoreboard: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier league match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday. Mumbai Indians L Simmons c Aaron b Chahal 59 P Patel b Wiese 12 U Chand c Kohli b Chahal 58 R Sharma c & b Wiese 42 K Pollard c Chahal b Wiese 5

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Mumbai Indians notch first win in IPL 8

Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians put in their best performance so far to chalk up their first win in five matches of the 2015 Indian Premier League T20 tournament as they defeated a fighting Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs here on Sunday. Playing with a positive intent, Mumbai Indians, thanks to half-centuries by Lendl Simmons (59, 44b, 9x4, 2x6) and India Under-19 captai...

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Hindu temple vandalised in US

New York, April 19 (IANS) In the latest attack on Hindu houses of worship in the US, a temple has been vandalised in Texas horrifying both Hindus and non-Hindus, who have offered to help the temple clean the damage, media reported. In the attack at the North Texas Hindu Mandir in Lake Highlands suburb of Dallas, vandals painted symbols of devil worship on the temple's door, media reports...

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Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday. Mumbai Indians 209 for 7 in 20 overs (Lendl Simmons 59, Unmukt Chand 58, Rohit Sharma 42; David Wiese 4 for 33, Yuzvendra Chahal 2 for 28). Royal Challengers Bangalore 191 for 7 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 41, Wi...

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'India needs to resume medical, engineering scholarships to Afghan students'

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India gives numerous scholarships to Afghan students every year to study humanities subjects but has discontinued for several years the practice of giving scholarships in applied sciences and medical courses, due to high demand of such seats from Indian students, it was pointed out at an event here on Sunday. During an interactive session with senior civil serv...

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over land bill

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking to return debt of industrialists and vowed to fight for farmers' interests and against the weakened land bill in his first public rally after returning from a 56-day leave of absence. The BJP hit back, wondering how many times the Congress will launch him. The Congres...

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Rajasthan hopes for surge in tourist arrivals by 2018: Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said the state expects a quantum jump in tourist arrivals by 2018. Inaugurating the 8th edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) here, Raje said: We expect a quantum jump in the tourist arrivals -- with foreign tourists going up from 1.5 million to 2.5 million and domestic tourists from 33 million to 50 mi...

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Frenzied fans flock to stadium for Bengaluru IPL bash

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) With the rain gods taking leave and dark clouds keeping away, about 35,000 frenzied fans flocked to the Chinnaswamy stadium in the city centre on Sunday for a cracker of a contest between home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in an IPL-8 T20 league tie. With the tournament's second match in the city being played on a Sunday night i...

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27 unexploded WWII bombs found in Brunei's capital

Bandar Seri Begawan, April 19 (IANS) Police in Brunei said on Sunday that 27 unexploded World War II era bombs have been discovered at a construction site in the centre of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. A group of construction workers found the mortar bombs, which are believed to be from the period between 1941 and 1945 when the Japanese were occupying Brunei, Xinhua quoted police as s...

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Modi's jibe at UPA in Canada regrettable, disgraceful: Tharoor

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibe at the previous UPA government during his Canada trip, saying he would clean up the dirt left behind by them, was regrettable and nothing less than disgraceful, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said here on Sunday. Saying that abroad was not healthy. Political speechifying is normal in any democracy, but you do it at home. We have ...

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Tanzanian woman falls from Delhi building, dies

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman from Tanzania died after falling from the third floor of a building here on Sunday morning under mysterious circumstances, police said. The woman, identified as Malisha, fell from a residential building in south Delhi's Safdarjung area around 11 a.m. She was rushed to Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, where she was declared dea...

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Mumbai Indians post 209/7 versus Royal Challengers

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Showing a refreshingly positive intent, Mumbai Indians' batsmen punished a sloppy Royal Challengers Bangalore to post 209 for seven after being asked to bat first in the Indian Premier League T20 game here on Sunday. Though Mumbai Indians, who have lost all their four games thus far, continued to chop, change and experiment with their batting line-up, opener Le...

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I am enjoying my batting: Rahane

Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his splendid knock, Rajasthan Royals' (RR) opener Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said he was just enjoying his stay at the crease. Rahane was unbeaten on 76 from 55 balls as he caressed the Chennai Super Kings bowlers with ease to the ropes in an Indian Premier League encounter at the Sardar Patel Stadium here and help his side overhaul ...

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AIIMS doctor commits suicide, gay husband held

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A 31-year-old doctor at AIIMS allegedly committed suicide by slitting her wrist with a sharp-edged object after her husband started mentally torturing her after she learnt that he was actually gay. Failed marriage, breach of trust and hiding of the sexual orientation by her husband forced Priya Vedi to commit suicide in a hotel room in central Delhi's Paharganj...

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