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Left Front calls for 12-hour general strike in Bengal Thursday

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front on Sunday called a statewide 12-hour general strike on April 30 in protest against what it called destruction of democracy by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the recent civic polls. Accusing the Trinamool of indulging in rampant rigging and violence, LF chairman Biman Bose said police were reduced to a lame duck status as the ...

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80 from Karnataka return from quake-hit Nepal

Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) At least 80 people from Karnataka, who were stranded in quake-hit Nepal, returned to New Delhi on Sunday by a special Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft along with other Indians, an official said. Of the 200 stranded people from the state in Nepal, 80 landed in New Delhi and the remaining will return in batches by air or road, as rescue operations are in full swin...

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35 killed due to rain, windstorm in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed and 150 others injured following heavy rains and windstorm in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Sunday, media reported. A heavy storm hammered different areas of the province, including Peshawar, Charsadda and Naushera, followed by heavy rains on Sunday, ARY news reported. At least 35 people were killed and 150 in...

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Nepal quake toll rises to over 2,500

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal rose to over 2,500 on Sunday, the government said. According to the police headquarters, as many as 777 people were killed in the capital Kathmandu alone, while 224 were killed in Bhaktapur. The ministry of home affairs said 5,936 people were injured, according to reports received till 8.30 p.m. o...

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RCB bowl out Daredevils for 95

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A brilliant bowling performance from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) helped them skittle out Delhi Daredevils for a meagre 95 in just 18.2 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Sunday. It was a good toss to win for Royal Challengers skipper Virat Kohli whose decision to field was backed by his bowlers. Pace ...

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Quake toll in Bihar now 51, Nitish orders rescue mission

Patna, April 26 (IANS) At least 51 people have died in the earthquake in Bihar that followed a massive temblor in Nepal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said and asked his officials on Sunday to send a team to rescue people from his state who are stranded in the quake-hit Himalayan nation. Officials here said at least 200 people were injured in the state in Saturday's quake. The casu...

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Vijayakanth to raise Tamil Nadu-related issues with Modi

Chennai, April 26 (IANS) In a sudden development, DMDK founder A. Vijayakanth on Sunday said he would lead a team of opposition parties to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss various issues related to Tamil Nadu. Vijayakanth, who is leader of opposition in the state assembly, said he would raise several issues pertaining to the state, including Karnataka's move to build a dam at...

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Andhra protestor climbs down from cell tower after 34 hours!

Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) After spending 34 hours perched on a mobile phone tower to protest the central government's decision not to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh, a youth finally climbed down on Sunday. Sanjiv Rao got down from the tower in Guntur town when the officials promised to arrange a meeting with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and union minister M. Ven...

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Six holidaymakers from UAE missing in Nepal

Dubai, April 26 (IANS) Six holiday-makers from the UAE were still missing after the powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal that took more than 2,400 lives, media reported on Sunday. Family members of the six youth, who landed in Kathmandu on Friday morning for a week-long vacation, have appealed on social media that people with information about them to come forth, Emirates24/7 News ...

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Indian Army Everest team pulls out bodies of 19 foreign climbers

New Delhi/Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) An Indian Army Everest Expedition team was training at the Base Camp at Everest when a massive temblor hit Nepal on Saturday, triggering an avalanche that buried their equipment. The Indian Army team is safe and has helped pull out the bodies of 19 foreign climbers from the Everest camp. The team also brought to safety 61 injured people. The m...

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Sunny Sunday in Delhi, Monday to be cloudy

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a sunny and clear Sunday in the national capital with the maximum temperature recorded at 35 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average. The Meteorological office has forecast partly cloudy sky on Monday and the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover between 37 and 22 degree Celsius, respectively. Sunday's minimum tem...

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Massive rescue efforts on as 2,500 die in Nepal, India rushes aid

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's worst earthquake since 1934 has killed over 2,500 people and injured thousands, and forced many more on Sunday to camp in the open due to powerful aftershocks. As grieving families jostled for space to cremate the dead, India stepped up relief and rescue work in the Himalayan country with which it has close ties. Hospitals here struggled to cope with th...

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Army to do whatever is needed in Nepal: Gen. Dalbir Singh

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Sunday said teams were being sent to assess the situation in quake-hit Nepal, and whatever is needed will be done. The army chief, who himself belongs to the 5th Gorkha Rifles, one of the six infantry regiments in the Indian Army which comprise of recruits from Nepal, told IANS that several steps were being taken.

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Tickets for KKR v RR rained out game to be refunded

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The spectators who purchased priced tickets for Sunday's IPL match between Kolkata Night Riders and Rajasthan Royals, that was rained out, would be provided refund, the KKR announced. Patrons who have a valid priced purchased ticket for the cancelled game will be refunded by KKR, the franchise said in a release. Refunds will be given from the KKR Ticket B...

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US experts warned about Nepal quake

Washington, April 26 (IANS) US experts had warned for decades that Nepal was vulnerable to a quake that may take thousands of lives, media reported. A massive block of Earth's crust, roughly 120.7 km (75 miles) long and 37 miles wide, lurched 10 feet to the south on Saturday over the course of 30 seconds and riding atop this block of the planet was the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu and mil...

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Help make Kashmir prime tourist destination, Sayeed urges stakeholders

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Sunday asked local traders and tourism players to help make Kashmir a prime tourist destination. In a bid to promote business and tourism-related activities, Sayeed held detailed deliberations with all stakeholders to strategise a plan for maximising the gains in the coming tourist season, asking them to ...

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Over 1,300 Indians evacuated from Nepal

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A third flight of the Indian Air Force landed here on Sunday evening with 266 people onboard from Kathmandu, taking to 1,342 the total number of Indian nationals evacuated from quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late on Saturday night. Another aircraft with 266 passengers has landed, defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar told IANS. The sp...

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BCCI recommends Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015, its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record of the highest individual ODI score in an inning...

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Nepal quake toll rises to over 2,400

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal rose to over 2,400 on Sunday, the government said. Nepal's ministry of home affairs said at least 2,430 people were dead, while 5,936 were injured, according to reports received till 8.30 p.m. on Sunday. A total of 11 districts were affected of which the worst-affected were Kathmandu, Sindhupalcho...

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Monkeys behaved peculiarly ahead of quake: Animal lover

Agra, April 26 (IANS) An animal lover on Sunday said monkeys in the Taj city displayed peculiar behaviour ahead of Saturday's earthquake. Around 50 monkeys came down from the trees around 8 a.m. on Saturday and sat in a pensive and grim manner near our house. We tried to chase them away but they didn't react. We didn't realise what was coming. But once the earthquake was over, the monkey...

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