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Not many chances came my way in Daredevils: Manoj Tiwary

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary on Wednesday rued the lack of chances that came his way in the Indian Premier League (IPL) saying they were insufficient to earn a recall into the national outfit. Not many chances came my way playing for the Delhi Daredevils' in the IPL. How do you expect me to be selected for the national squad?, Manoj told media persons. Manoj...

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HC agrees to hear PIL to remove mobile towers from Delhi village

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction for the government to remove mobile towers installed in a village here over health issues. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw posted the matter for August 26 and asked petitioner to file an order passed by Allahabad High Court asking removal of mobile towers ...

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Army chief pays last respects to soldier killed in Kashmir

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday paid his last respects to a soldier killed in an ambush by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The ambush by terrorists on a patrolling column of the Rashtriya Rifles led to a gun battle in Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir, in which a soldier and a 'district commander' of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed. T...

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Watson releases picture of baby girl

Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Shane Watson and his wife, Lee, have released some beautiful pictures of their baby girl Matilda Victoria, who was born on Saturday. Matilda is a younger sister to her two-year-old brother Will. Watson, who links up with the Australian team in the West Indies on Wednesday night but will miss the opening match of the tour against the President'...

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Bengal appoints first transgender college principal

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state -- a first for India. Manabi Bandopadhyay, currently the associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya, will take over the reins of the Krishnagar Women's College on June 9. She is...

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Bayliss most suitable coach for England: Matt Prior

Headingley, May 27 (IANS) England wicket-keeper Matt Prior believes Trevor Bayliss is absolutely the right man to take England cricket forward after the latter was named the team's new head coach on Tuesday. Australian Bayliss succeeded Peter Moores, who was sacked following a dismal World Cup and a disappointing Test series in the West Indies. He's quite an old school coach whic...

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Two FIFA vice presidents among 7 arrested on graft charges

Zurich, May 27 (IANS) Two days before FIFA elects its new president, the Swiss Police arrested seven top officials of the world football governing body on corruption charges, while in another incident on Wednesday the Swiss Federal Office of Justice announced it has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown in connection with the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups. ...

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Tony Blair resigns as Middle East peace envoy

London, May 27 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair has resigned as the Middle East peace envoy representing the US, UN, Russia and the European Union in the regional peace talks, a role he undertook after leaving 10 Downing Street in 2007, media reports said on Wednesday. Blair's resignation came after he was criticised for his dual role as diplomat and businessman. His clien...

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Bopanna, Paes, Mirza enter second round of French Open

Paris, May 27 (IANS) Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza advanced into the second round of the men's and women's doubles competitions, respectively of the French Open here on Wednesday. Bopanna partnering with Romanian Florin Mergea defeated Serbian duo Filip Krajinovic and Viktor Troicki 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round at the Stade Roland Garros. T...

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Delhi minister Tomar studied law for three years: HC told

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed that the city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, as per the records of a law college in Bihar, had studied there for three years and completed his degree. Justice Rajiv Shakdher was further informed by Tomar's counsel senior advocate A.S. Chandhiok that he was a bonafide student for three years in Bishwanath Singh ...

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Thailand may hold new elections in September 2016: PM

Bangkok, May 27 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday the next general elections in the country will likely take place in September 2016, if the draft charter is approved via referendum. At Government House, Gen. Prayut greeted 12 diplomats from the UN and told the envoys about his intention to restore democracy in Thailand, following the coup in May last year, t...

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Floods cast doubt over City versus Houston Dynamo tie

Houston, May 27 (IANS) Manchester City's friendly trip to clash against Major League Soccer (MLS) side Houston Dynamo is in a shadow of doubt after flooding in the city. City, who are on a post-season trip to the United States and Canada, will play two friendlies. They are scheduled to take on Houston this Friday, bbc reported on Wednesday. Several people have died and dozens hav...

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PM's official website gets new look

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official website, www.pmindia.gov.in, got a new look on Wednesday with updated information about the work of the government over the past year and an interactive interface for people to share their ideas and suggestions. The new look website was unveiled a day after the Modi government completed one year in office. The inter...

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Tennis: Seeds sail into Mysuru Open quarters

Mysuru, May 27 (IANS) The top eight seeds in the Sobha ITF Mysuru Open tennis tournament took their appointed places in the quarter-finals of the men's singles here on Wednesday. Karnataka's Suraj Prabodh was perhaps the unluckiest player of the day. Playing at the top of his game, the Mysuru boy matched the big-hitting Vishnu Vardhan with some wise and sensible tennis to claim the first...

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Blistering heat to continue across India, toll over 1,200

New Delhi/Kolkata/Nagpur/Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) With a blistering heat wave sweeping across the country forcing people to stay indoors, the toll in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh alone mounted to 1,200 on Wednesday as the national capital reported its first two victims of the season. Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and Wardha in Maharashtra recorded the highest temperature of the day at 47 degr...

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India a natural partner: German defence minister

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Calling India a natural partner, visiting German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday said her country wanted a close dialogue with India to tackle trans-national terrorism, maritime security and cyber threats. Giving a special address organised by think tank Observer Research Foundation, Leyen also said tackling cyber threats emerged majorly in her...

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Ethiopia's ruling party wins parliamentary elections

Addis Ababa, May 27 (IANS) Ethiopia's ruling party EPRDF and its allies have won a landslide victory in parliament elections held in the weekend, according to preliminary results announced by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia on Wednesday. The provisional count shows the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front and its allies won more than 400 seats out of 547 seats in pa...

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Manmohan Singh meets Modi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Hours after rebutting allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against his government, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official residence here. Very happy to meet Dr. Manmohan Singh ji & welcome him back to 7 RCR (Race Course Road). We had a great meeting, tweeted Modi. He also s...

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Greenpeace says HC decision on accounts a 'lifeline'

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Environment NGO Greenpeace on Wednesday said the Delhi High Court's decision allowing it to operate two of its domestic accounts was a lifeline and vowed to immediately restart its campaigns to reduce air pollution, protect forests and boost solar power. We're enormously relieved that the court has given us this lifeline. We are now able to continue our campaigns...

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Manmohan says never used public office to enrich myself, BJP hits back

New Delhi/Surat, May 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied having ever used public office to enrich himself or his family, prompting BJP president Amit Shah to mount a fresh attack on him over the 2G allocations controversy. Singh, who faced criticism from the BJP following allegations by former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal relating to 2G allocations, told a N...

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