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Rajasthan thrash CSK by eight wickets in IPL

Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) A superlative opening-batting display from skipper Shane Watson (73) and Ajinkya Rahane (76 not out) helped Rajasthan Royals maintain their unbeaten run in the Indian Premier League (IPL), winning their fifth consecutive match, beating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by eight wickets at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Sunday. Chasing a 157-run target for victory, Ro...

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Land bill: Union minister attacks Rahul Gandhi with Vadra barb

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday attacked the Congress party, saying it has no right to raise the land bill issue since its leadership had remained mute spectator to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra acquiring land in various states at throwaway prices. She reacted within hours of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, at a ...

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Cellular operators reaffirm support for net neutrality

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Sunday reaffirmed its support to the principle of net neutrality, making a strong pitch for the government's vision of net equality that will enable access to the internet for a billion Indians. We support an open internet and believe that consumers should decide what to do online. Our job is to enable consu...

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Abu Salem's aide arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A shooter associated with gangster Abu Salem was arrested here, police said on Sunday. Jaan Usman Khan, a resident of Sarai Rohilla area in north Delhi, was arrested at around 7.30 p.m. on Saturday from Kashmere Gate Inter State Bus Terminus, where he had gone to meet his associate. The 35-year-old sharp shooter was involved in cases relating to circula...

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Four boys electrocuted to death in MP river

Teekamgarh, April 19 (IANS) Four young boys died of electrocution in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Teekamgarh district on Sunday when a high tension wire fell into the river in which they were taking a bath. Superintendent of Police Anurag Sharma told IANS that the incident occurred in Machora village when a duststorm made a high tension wire fall into the Ur river in which the boys --Su...

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India's investment climate better than other BRICS nations: Report

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Though India has a better investment climate among BRICS nations, its regulatory and tax system-related challenges are impacting immediate investment plans, over 90 corporate leaders of German high-tech companies have said in a survey. The survey, conducted by global accounting consultancy firm EY and research agency Delphi, timed with the recently concluded Ha...

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Egypt court sentences 11 to death for soccer riots

Cairo, April 19 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 11 people to death for their involvement in the 2012 soccer riots, which claimed the lives of 72 football fans, MENA news agency reported. The Port Said Criminal Court referred the papers of the 11 people implicated in the Port Said stadium riots to the mufti of Egypt to take his religious opinion about their death sentences.

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Mauritius president visits Golden Temple, Attari border

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag on Sunday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, here as he reached Punjab on a three-day visit. The Mauritius president later went to the Attari-Wagah joint border check-post between India and Pakistan to witness the evening retreat ceremony. Purryag, acco...

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Bengaluru citizens call for timely civic poll

Bengaluru, April 19 (ANS) Hundreds of local residents on Sunday urged the Karnataka government to hold free, fair and timely civic elections to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as directed by the high court. The state government should not play politics but respect the constitution and the high court, which has directed it to hold the civic poll in the 198 wards across the c...

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Kiran Choudhary's awkward moment at 'Kisan' rally

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Haryana Congress legislature party chief Kiran Choudhry had a brief awkward moment when she momentarily lost her balance while felicitating party vice president Rahul Gandhi at the stage set for the kisan-khet mazdoor rally here on Sunday. Among the Congress leaders called onto the stage to felicitate Rahul Gandhi, Choudhary briefly tripped over and sprained he...

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Pellegrini fears sack if Man City finishes outside top four

Manchester, April 19 (IANS) Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted for the first time that he could be sacked if his side finishes outside the top four spots in the English Premier League this season. The reigning Premier League champions have lost four of their last five encounters and Pellegrini said: You are wrong if you think that, at this club, you are out if you don't ...

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Hundreds missing as boat capsizes off Libya coast

Valletta, April 19 (IANS) Hundreds of people were reported missing after a migrant boat with as many as 700 people on board capsized just off the Libyan coast, media reported on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday night and till Sunday afternoon only 28 migrants had been rescued, Xinhua news agency reported. The migrants were believed to have moved to one side of the boat o...

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Hooda, Tanwar warring camps take fight to Kisan rally

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The cracks within the Haryana Congress became more evident on Sunday when supporters of Bhupinder Singh Hooda at a farmers' rally here caused disruption during the speech of state party chief Ashok Tanwar. Party leader Sandeep Dikshit condemned the incident as stupid on part of certain over-zealous supporters who tend to show extra loyalty to their respective l...

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Avantha Group executive held for extortion call to director

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) An official of the $4-billion Avantha Group and his accomplice have been arrested for making extortion calls to the tune of Rs.25 crore to the company's director while the latter was travelling with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his recent three-nation tour. The calls were made by a 47-year-old Jaspal Singh, a senior executive, when the company's director Ani...

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It's the best time to be with Aaradhya: Big B

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it is the best time to be with his three-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya, who is a curious child and very mature for her age. Aaradhya is Abhishek and Aishwarya's daughter and the 72-year-old grandfather said that he loves spending time with her. The little one gets precocious by the hour.. and talks non stop… with as many q...

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Ben Powers dies at 64

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actor Ben Powers, known for his role in the sitcom Good Times, passed away at the age of 64. Powers died on April 6 in Rhode Island, his family announced, reports thehollywoodreporter.com. He joined the cast of Good Times for its sixth and final season (1979), playing Keith Anderson, a professional football player and Thelma's (Bern Nadette Stanis) hu...

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Bipul Sharma replaces 'ill' Shukla in Sunrisers Hyderabad squad

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) technical committee approved Bipul Sharma as a replacement player for Laxmi Ratan Shukla of Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. According to a release by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Shukla has been ruled out of the IPL season due to illness. The 31-year-old Bipul Sharma, an orthodox left-arm spinner and lef...

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'Green Gables' star Jonathan Crombie dead

New York, April 19 (IANS) Jonathan Crombie, popular for playing Gilbert Blythe, the school rival, boyfriend and eventual husband of the heroine in the Anne of Green Gables movies, died of a brain hemmorhage, his sister confirmed. Crombie, 48, died here on Wednesday, his sister Carrie told the Canadian Broadcasting Company on Saturday, reports usatoday.com. Though he would go on t...

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My son doesn't get affected: Malaika on item songs

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora, who has changed the dynamics of item songs in Bollywood, says she enjoys dancing and her son doesn't get affected by her work. Asked how her son Arhaan reacts to her dance numbers, she told IANS: He doesn't get affected by my songs. He is too tiny and young. If he likes the song, he comes up and says that he liked it. For me...

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Tuchel to replace Klopp as coach of Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund, April 19 (IANS) German club FSV Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel will replace Jurgen Klopp as coach of Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season, the Bundesliga club said in a statement on Sunday. Klopp on Wednesday said he would quit Dortmund at the end of the season, saying he no longer felt he was the right man to take the team forward. Tuchel, had taken charge of Mainz a ...

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