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One dead in violence during Bengal civic polls

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) One person was shot dead and another received bullet injuries in West Bengal during polling for 91 civic bodies on Saturday. The voter turnout at the close of polling was 60 percent, an official said. While one person, Indrajit Singh said to be a Trinamool Congress activist, was shot dead at Katwa in Burdwan, another suffered bullet injuries in North 24 ...

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'Avengers...' mints Rs. 10.85 crore on opening day in India

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron hit theatres in India on Friday -- a week before its US release -- and has collected a staggering Rs. 108.5 million on it's opening day, according to trade experts. Featuring almost all the Marvel superheroes, the much awaited eleventh film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- Avengers: Age of Ultron -- is a sequel to the 201...

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Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for quake relief

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday directed the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS) to depute their volunteers in the quake hit areas of the country for relief and rescue work, a central government release said. At least 155 people were killed and many were left bloodied when a massive earthquake shook Nepal and...

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SRK impressed by 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The magic of the title song of the film Kal Ho Naa Ho with a message - There may be no tomorrow -- has been recreated in a video, featuring German ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid. Their endeavour to pay a tribute to Bollywood has earned a thumbs up from superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who featured in the movie. The actor ...

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Daredevils, RCB seek consistency in form

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Initial strugglers Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will aim at maintaining their surge in form when they play against each other in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Sunday. Both teams struggled to hit form early with Delhi losing both their opening encounters and RCB managing just a win from their ...

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India sends relief to Nepal

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India on Saturday rushed two plane loads of relief material and rescue personnel to Nepal that was devastated by an earthquake in the morning. The defence ministry said that two C-17 Globemasters took off from the Hindon airbase. ...

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18,000 underprivileged kids cheer for Mumbai Indians

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Over 17,000 underprivileged children from various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) filled up the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday to cheer for their home team Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Among them, around 200 differently abled children, including 13 on wheelchairs, will be seated at the Garware Stand.

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500 dead in quake: Nepal official

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) As many as 500 people were killed in a major earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday, a Nepalese official said here. Deputy Chief of Mission of Nepal High Commission in New Delhi, Krishna Prasad Dhakal, told the media that according to local reports reaching here, at least 500 people have been killed across Nepal. We are trying to ascertain the exact n...

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Kathmandu airport shut, flights from India cancelled

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was shut on Saturday after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal just before noon, resulting in the cancellation of all the eight subsequent return flights from India bound for the capital city. An IndiGo flight for Nepal, which left at 11:30 a.m. from New Delhi, had to be recalled and the departures of two others we...

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Mumbai Indians opt to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. Mumbai Indians brought in two changes in their playing XI. Jagadeesha Suchith replaces Jasprit Bumrah and Vinay Kumar comes in for Hardik Pandya. Sunrisers Hyderabad have brought in Trent Boult a...

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PM appoints Rudy to assess situation, calls meet on quake

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appointed union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to assess the situation in the states bordering Nepal after a massive earthquake hit the Himalayan country. The prime minister also called a meeting with ministers and top government officials to discuss the situation. According to the India Meteorological Department (IM...

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Giggs will succeed me at United: Van Gaal

Manchester, April 25 (IANS) Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said on Saturday that it was Welshman Ryan Giggs who is likely to succeed him. I expect that he (Giggs) will be the next manager after I am gone. Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well, van Gaal was quoted as saying by MUTV.

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Asia's fastest sprinter to challenge Bolt in New York

Tokyo, April 25 (IANS) Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the fastest runner in Asia, has been invited to race 100 metres against world record holder Usain Bolt at the Diamond League New York Grand Prix in June. The Japanese clocked a wind-assisted 9.87 seconds victory at the Texas Relays in Austin on March 28, becoming the fastest Asian sprinter under any conditions, reports Xinhua. ...

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Services push must to create jobs: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India has the means and the potential to become a global hub for services with competitive pricing, and become a major source of job creation for millions of youth in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Saturday. This is our area of core strength. We have the abilities to provide services cheaper, the finance minister said at a two-day expos...

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Quake kills two, injures 20 in Bengal

Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) Two people, including a woman, were killed and at least 20 injured across north Bengal on Saturday following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in Nepal, rocked many parts of north and east India. The two deaths occurred in Siliguri area of the Darjeeling district. A 35-year-old man was killed in a wall collapse in Siliguri, while a 45-year-ol...

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155 killed as huge quake rocks Nepal, shakes India

Kathmandu/New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) At least 155 people were killed and many were left bloodied when a massive earthquake shook Nepal and India, causing widespread devastation. Buildings collapsed, roads cracked and phone lines snapped as the earth trembled. The earthquake measured a staggering 7.9 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre at Nepal's Lamjung district some 75 km northwest...

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Tremors felt in Chennai

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Tremors were felt in some parts of Chennai city and the neighbouring union territory of Puducherry. In Chennai, tremors were felt in Kodambakkam and Guindy areas. I felt slight tremors around noon, S.Bhuvaneswari, a private sector employee in Guindly locality, told IANS. According to reports, some residents in Puducherry also felt the tremors. ...

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Celta to give stern test to Real Madrid

Vigo (Spain), April 25 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Madrid face a potentially complicated away game on Sunday as they bid to overhaul Barcelona at the top of La Liga. Carlo Ancelotti's side, fresh from their 1-0 triumph over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, must travel to the north-west of Spain to face an in-form and confident Celta Vigo, reports Xinhua. Real Madrid...

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Ayew's brace takes Lorient past Marseille

Marseille (France), April 25 (IANS) Jordan Ayew claimed a brace to help French football club Lorient win 5-3 away over his former team Marseille in the Ligue 1 here. It was the fourth straight defeat of the home side which could cost the fourth-placed team a berth in next season's Champions League, reports Xinhua. Just nine minutes into the game on Friday, the visitors opened the...

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Female activist killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A female Pakistani human rights activist was shot dead in Karachi after hosting a discussion on allegations of torture in Balochistan province, a media report said on Saturday. Sabeen Mahmud, who founded the social forum T2F, was shot dead on Friday night, minutes after the end of an interactive discussion, Unsilencing Balochistan, which was attended by journal...

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