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Nishikori advances to French Open fourth round

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori qualified on Thursday for the fourth round of the French Open without stepping foot on the court, as his scheduled German opponent Benjamin Becker defaulted with a shoulder injury. Benjamin Becker withdraws with right shoulder injury, Nishikori advances to R16. Wishing Benjamin a speedy recovery, the official French Open account twe...

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Sri Lanka, Pakistan want to triple trade to $1 bn

Colombo, May 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka and Pakistan want to triple their bilateral trade to $1 billion and increase engagement on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, a statement from the island nation's industry and trade ministry said here on Thursday. Pakistan is fast-tracking work with new vigour to reach the $1-billion mark in bilateral trade, new Pakistani High Commi...

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Wozniaki loses in second round of French Open

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniaki was eliminated on Thursday by Germany's Julia Georges in the second round of the French Open after suffering a 4-6, 6-7 (4-7) defeat in one hour and 46 minutes. Last year, the fifth-ranked player was eliminated in the first round of the French Open at the Stade Rolland Garros, while the farthest she has ever made was in 2010, wh...

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TRS government restored investors' confidence in Hyderabad: Minister

Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government restored the confidence of people and investors in Hyderabad in its first year in office, state Panchayat Raj and Information Technology Minister K.Tarakarama Rao said on Thursday. He contended that the biggest achievement of the government was that it got its priorities right, focusing on basic needs of people and t...

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Film on Pinki Pramanik to spread positivity

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A Bengali film modelled on controversial Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, with references to homosexuality, is set to release in West Bengal next month. Debutant filmmaker Raja Banerjee hopes it will spread the message that perseverance and hard work can overcome hurdles. Christened She?, the biopic delves into the obstacles faced by Pramanik, aga...

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Tolexo to use Paytm for online sales

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Industrial goods and office supplies e-portal Tolexo announced on Thursday it had tied up with online payment service platform Paytm for quicker transaction processes. Our tie-up with Paytm wallet will enable us to offer 10 million products across 10,000 categories by this year-end through larger marketing and expansion strategy, Tolexo founder and chief executi...

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Inter-state chain snatcher held in Delhi

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) An inter-state chain snatcher and his accomplice have been arrested for robbing women's jewellery in Delhi, NCR and Maharashtra by impersonating as policeman, police said on Thursday. Tabrez, 27, has committed 30 such crimes-- three in Delhi and 27 in Maharashtra. Tabrez, along with his associate Jahir Abbas Zakir Hussain Zafri, 27, was arrested on Wednes...

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Bengal minister's removal sought for making guard tie shoelace

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A city-based rights group on Thursday approached West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi seeking removal of state minister Rachhpal Singh who was caught on camera getting his shoe laces tied by his security guard. In a letter to Tripathi, Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) said the behaviour of Singh - the state planning and development minister - wa...

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Heat wave paralyses life in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) : Rajasthan continued to reel under heat wave conditions on Thursday, with the maximum temperature hovering between 40 and 45 degree Celsius. The temperatures in some places, including state capital Jaipur was higher by 3-4 degree celsius above the average. The heat wave conditions have paralysed life in the desert state and the afternoons look as if a curfe...

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Two Bengaluru residents' loyalties stretched over Mohun Bagan

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) As Mohun Bagan gear up to take the final I-League challenge against Bengaluru FC on Sunday knowing they are just a point away from the championship, two Bagan legends namely Narayanaswamy Ulaganathan and Babu Mani, who reside in Bengaluru now say they will root for the 'Green and Maroon' brigade. Presently on a vacation in Ooty, Ulaganathan, popularly known as Ulga...

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No respite from heat wave in Bihar

Patna, May 28 (IANS) There will no respite from the heat wave condition in Bihar in the 24 hours till Friday evening, with mercury touching 41.7 degree Celsius in Gaya district, the hottest place in the state and Patna recording 39.0 degree Celsius, met officials said Thursday. Met officials predicted no change in the day temperatures, adding: There is no sign of rainfall. People...

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Provide school textbooks on priority: Punjab panel

Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes on Thursday directed the state education and welfare departments to provide textbooks to the students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes within a week. It has also asked the departments to furnish compliance report on June 9 after providing the books to the students. Commission chairm...

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Devotees throng Sufi saint's Urs in Jammu

Jammu, May 28 (IANS) Devotees in large numbers paid obeisance at the shrine of Sufi saint Naugaza Peer at a village in Jammu district on Thursday, coinciding with the saint's annual Urs. The devotees prayed at the shrine in Sangral village in R.S. Pura sector which is located along the international border. Although people cutting across religious faiths come to attend the annual...

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Real estate industry needs to be ethical: Chartered surveyors

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on Thursday said the real estate industry in India will have to be ethical at the heart of doing everything to help the country prepare for unprecedented global changes. At a conference here on Thursday, experts from the RICS said there were six action areas which hold the key for the industry. The areas...

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Gerrard was inspirational: Bayern's Alonso

Munich, May 28 (IANS) German football club Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso on Thursday described former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard as an inspiration. Gerrard brought the curtain down on his Liverpool career with a 1-6 defeat against Stoke City on Sunday and will soon depart for the US to join up Major League Soccer (MLS) champions LA Galaxy. Alonso was present for man...

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DU online admission begins, 37,850 registrations so far

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The first day of online admission to undergraduate courses of Delhi University (DU) saw 37,850 registrations till 5 p.m, an official said Thursday. The website saw a total registration of 37,850 and out of this 8,791 students have already made payment, Deputy Dean, Students Welfare, G.S Tuteja told IANS. The online registration will continue till June 15,...

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Himachal sees warm weather

Shimla, May 28 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced warm weather on Thursday, with Una town recording a high of 43.2 degrees Celsius, an official said. Temperatures soared due to the dry spell. Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 28.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal (average) for this time of the year, an official of the meteorological department here told IA...

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Musical tribute to Noor Jehan, but with a twist

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) As a tribute to the melodies by Pakistan's legendary singing sensation Noor Jehan, singer Sona Mohapatra has recreated the magic of one of her songs Sanu nehar wale pul tey bula ke. She has lent her voice to a new, modified version composed by Sumit Sethi and Paras Sunda. The musical duo, known for their energetic live gigs and who are regulars in the par...

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'Sicario' to release in India in September

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Emily Blunt starrer Sicario, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this month, will come to Indian screens in September, courtesy PVR Pictures. The movie, directed by Denis Villeneuve, features Blunt as an FBI agent, and stars Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro playing roles never seen in before. The story revolves around the law...

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Octogenarian war hero boycotts Parrikar function

Pune (Maharashtra), May 28 (IANS) Peeved at the attitude of the central government and bureaucracy towards the armed forces, an octogenarian Vir Chakra awardee and a former fighter pilot stayed away from a function Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar attended here on Thursday. The 80-year-old Wing Commander Suresh D. Karnik (retd), a 1971 India-Pakistan war veteran, said this was his way ...

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