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Was eager to do something special with the ball: Dwayne Bravo

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Adjudged man-of-the-match for his brilliant bowling performance, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said he wanted to make it count with the ball after he got out cheaply against the Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Tuesday. Having got out for five, Bravo did shine with the ball as he pocketed three prized KK...

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We were outstanding on the field: Dhoni

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Praising the fielding efforts of his side Chennai Super Kings, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they were outstanding on the field in the thriling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. Replying to the CSK's 134/6, KKR fell short by two runs owing to some wonderful bowling ...

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We messed it up by playing too many dot balls: Gambhir

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Going down to Chennai Super Kings in a thriller, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said his batsmen messed up the game by playing too many dot balls and failing to rotate the strike. Gambhir said his opening batsman Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey had started off well, but could not carry on. We just got stuck. We should have rotated...

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CSK pull off thrilling 2 run win over Knights

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) A scintillating bowling performance backed up by some terrific fielding enabled Chennai Super Kings successfully defend a below par total as they pulled off a thrilling two-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Tuesday. Replying to 134/6 posted by the Super Kings, the Knights finished at 132/9 before packed crowd at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. ...

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IPL Scoreboard: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Tuesday Chennai Super Kings D. Smith run out 25 B. McCullum lbw b Chawla 19 S. Raina c Uthappa b Russell 17 F. du Plessis not out 29 M.S. Dhoni c Uthappa b Russell 3<...

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Indonesia executes eight drug smugglers

Jakarta, April 28 (IANS) Indonesia on Tuesday executed eight out of nine people convicted for drug smuggling despite last-ditch appeals by Australia's foreign minister for a stay on the execution so that claims of corruption during the trials of two Australian prisoners could be investigated. The executions were carried out by firing squad at midnight at Besi prison on Nusakambangan Isla...

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World Bank arm to partner PFS India to fund green energy projects

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The International Finance Corp (IFC), the private financing arm of the World Bank, on Tuesday said it will partner PTC India Financial Services (PFS) to provide infrastructure financing for renewable energy projects in India. PFS becomes the first institution in India, and the twenty-sixth globally, to sign IFC's master cooperation agreement. This collaborati...

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Super Kings beat Knight Riders by two runs

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings beat defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in their Indian Premier League game here on Tuesday. Chennai Super Kings scored 134 for six in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 29 not out, Dwayne Smith 25; Piyush Chawla 2 for 26, Andre Russel 2 for 26) while the Knight Riders could only reached 132 for 9 in 20 overs (Robin Uthappa 39, Ryan t...

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No excuse for Baltimore violence: Obama

Washington, April 28 (IANS) There was no excuse for the kind of violence that occurred in the last few days in Baltimore, the largest city in the US state of Maryland, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. They're not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing, Xinhua quoted Obama as saying at a joint press conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.<...

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Bangladesh civic polls boycotted by BNP

Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Three city corporations in Bangladesh on Tuesday went to the polls that were marred by violations and boycotted by former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The election day passed off without a major incident although all the three BNP-backed mayoral candidates in Dhaka and the seaport city of Chittagong pulled out of the race allegin...

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Afghanistan will not be a battlefield for proxy war: Ghani

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the new ecology of terror, very brutal and morphing very rapidly that Afghanistan is experiencing and also outlined his vision of recreating his country as a roundabout to become the hub of South and Central Asian trade and transit. In his keynote address at the Indi...

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Six Pakistanis killed in Saudi building collapse

Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday said six of its nationals have died in a building collapse in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials said the Pakistani workers were killed when an under-construction building at Al-Qassim University in Buraidah area collapsed. According to a statement from the foreign ministry, Pakistan was in touch with the concerned officials over the ar...

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Nepal toll now 4,680, three-day mourning announced

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The toll in the devastating earthquake in Nepal rose to 4,680 on Tuesday evening, as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala warned it could go as high as 10,000. While still battling food and water shortages, the Himalayan nation announced three days of mourning from Wednesday. With many of the thousands injured in critical condition and hundreds still missing, the fata...

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Grief in Kerala as two doctors found dead in Nepal

Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) A day after they were declared safe, two young doctors from Kerala holidaying in Nepal were on Monday said to be dead, leading to grief in the state. Government sources said that the relatives of the two doctors - A.S.Ershad and Deepak Thomas - have identified their bodies, after they were reported missing in massive earthquake on Saturday. Ho...

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IAF evacuates 19 mountaineers in Nepal

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Tuesday evacuated 19 mountaineers from Lukla in Nepal as part of its relief and rescue operations in the Himalayan country in wake of the devastating earthquake. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: 19 mountaineers were evacuated today from Lukla by IAF helicopters. Lukla, considered a gateway for the Mou...

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Haryana minister says farmers committing suicide 'criminals'

Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) A minister in Haryana on Tuesday courted controversy after he said that farmers committing suicide were criminals under the law. Agriculture Minister O.P. Dhankar told media here that the state government could not support farmers who were committing suicide. He said that the farmers who were committing suicide were running away from their responsibili...

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SC puts on hold privilege notice to Shobhaa De

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold the privilege notice issued by the Maharashtra assembly to author Shobhaa De for criticising the state government's decision to screen Marathi films at multiplexes during prime time. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant also issued notice to the chairman, the Maharashtra legislature secretariat, it...

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Smart Cities offer largest potential area for US investment: Envoy

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100 Smart Cities as an area with seemingly unlimited potential, US envoy to india Richard Verma on Tuesday said the initiative is a largest potential area for US investment and commercial cooperation. Addressing the annual general meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in India, Verma sought to develop a symbiotic ...

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Need for youth to imbibe Nehru's scientific temper: Modi

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society should reflect thought of great leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru on good governance and there was need for youth to imbibe the scientific temper of India's first prime minister. A PMO release said that Modi, who chaired the 41st annual general meeting of NMML, sugges...

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Prosecutor seeks dismissal of Jayalalithaa's plea

Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) Newly-appointed special public prosecutor B.V. Acharya on Tuesday sought dismissal of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction and four-year jail sentence by a trial court in a corruption case that dragged for nearly two decades. The trial court was right in judging that Jayalalithaa and three co-convicts did not have any...

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