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Bengal CM, Bollywood stars to attend IPL final

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor K.N. Tripathi along with several Bollywood stars like Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma would grace the Indian Premier League (IPL) final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also invited cricket officials from Australia, South Africa, England and Sri Lanka.

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All tickets sold out for IPL final

Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) It will be a sellout crowd at the iconic Eden Gardens here as two time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lock horns with the 2013 winners Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final on Sunday. The famed cricket venue, that hosted the 1987 World Cup final, now has a 66,000 plus seating capacity. According to sources, tickets kept for online pur...

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Bengaluru policeman suspended over link with lottery kingpin

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Saturday suspended the city's Additional Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar for his alleged links with a lottery scam kingpin, an official source said. The police officer, however, denied any nexus. Kumar has been placed under suspension pending inquiry against him on his purported links with lottery scam kingpin Pari Rajan, an official...

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Kerala Police to probe non-execution of late actress's will

Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) The Crime Branch of the Kerala Police will probe a complaint lodged by M. Shankar Raman, brother of late actress Srividya, that former minister and legislator K.B. Ganesh Kumar did not execute her will even nine years after her death. Director General of Police K.N. Balasubramanian told IANS that the decision has been made and the orders for it will come...

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BJP rules out alliance with Trinamool, JD-U

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Janata Dal-United in the forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal and Bihar. The BJP and TMC are politically opposed to each other and hence there is no question of any coalition with it, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a press conference here.

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India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise begins

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Indigenously-built guided missile stealth frigate INS Satpura and anti-submarine corvette INS Kamrota are participating in SIMBEX-15, a bilateral naval exercise with Singapore, a statement said on Saturday. SIMBEX-15 will be held between May 23-26, 2015. The frigate and corvette is on operational deployment in the South China Sea and south Indian Ocean.

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Delhi assembly special session over Centre's notification on powers

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi government has announced a special two-day session of the legislative assembly starting May 26 to discuss the response to the union home ministry notification that curbs its various powers. The government will arrive at a decision on whether to challenge the notification in court after discussions in the assembly. The government is also going to pass a ...

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No alliance with JD-U in Bihar: BJP

Patna, May 23 (IANS) The BJP would not join hands with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the state assembly polls, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here on Saturday. There was no possibility of friendship or an alliance of the BJP with Nitish Kumar..., Modi told reporters. He said Nitish Kumar was not reliable. We had experienced it, he said. T...

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Cannabis worth Rs.45 lakh seized in Delhi

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 35-year-old man was arrested in south Delhi for possessing 72.5 kg of cannabis, valued at Rs.45 lakh ($70,000) in the international market, police said on Saturday. Jahoor Khan, a resident of Farukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Thursday from Kalindi Kunj in Sarita Vihar. The cannabis was loaded in a truck..., Deputy Commissioner of Police Mande...

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Shorter national anthem at Jayalalithaa swearing-in unintentional: Experts

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The playing of a shorter version of the national anthem at the swearing-in of Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu chief minister on Saturday triggered a controversy, but experts dismissed it as inadvertent and unintentional. At the outset of the swearing-in, it was announced that the national anthem would be played followed by Tamizh Thai Vazhthu (Invocation of Mother Tam...

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J.K. Cement's January-March profit down by 8.6 percent

Kanpur, May 23 (IANS) J.K. Cement Ltd. on Saturday said its net profit for the last quarter of the fiscal year 2015 declined by 8.6 percent at Rs.69.84 crore against a profit of Rs.76.38 crore in the corresponding time period in 2014. J.K. Cement Ltd. is an affiliate of industrial conglomerate J.K. Organisation. From January to March 2015, its net income from operations surged by...

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Modi meets former Afghan president Karzai

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the two discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan. Karzai called on the prime minister during a transit halt in the capital. Modi said that India and Afghanistan share age old ties. India deeply values the friendship of the Afghan people. India stands with the peo...

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Rolta India's net profit at Rs.245.17 crore during 2014-15

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Technology firm Rolta India Ltd. on Saturday said its net consolidated profit during the fiscal year 2015 rose to Rs.245.17 crore against a loss of Rs.762.25 crore during 2013-14. During 2013-14, even though the company managed to keep its profit at Rs.285.73 crore, a loss of Rs.1,153.68 crore, under exceptional item as deprecation due to change in estimates, had br...

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Monaco GP: Force India takes 7th, 13th pole

Monte Carlo (Monaco), May 23 (IANS) Force India Formula 1 drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will start Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco-Monte Carlo here in the seventh and the 13th places. The duo were totally off the pace in Saturday's qualifying round as Perez finished ahead of Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz, while Hulkenberg finished ahead of Williams' Felipe Mass...

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BJP 'knew own might' after split with Shiv Sena: Fadnavis

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), May 23 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday justified the BJP's decision to split with the Shiv Sena on the eve of the assembly election last year, saying it helped the BJP learn its true might. It was unexpected. We did not know that we would have to face elections independently without our old ally (Shiv Sena), on the eve of the electi...

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Mohun Bagan inch closer to I-League title with win over Sporting

Barasat (West Bengal), May 23 (IANS) Riding on a second-half double strike, table toppers Mohun Bagan got past Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 to move closer to the I-League title here on Saturday. After a goalless first half, the green and maroon brigade shot into the lead in the 66th minute through Sehnaj Singh while Sony Norde put home another 11 minutes later at the Barasat District Stadiu...

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NDA has cut defence expenditure: Antony

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Former defence minister A.K. Antony on Saturday accused the NDA government of compromising on national security by cutting the defence budget. The present government has compromised our national security. The defence expenditure this year is the lowest in the recent years, Congress leader Antony said at a press conference. He said the allocation for the d...

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Australia launches first air warfare destroyer

Canberra, May 23 (IANS) Australia launched HMAS Hobart, the first of three destroyers, at the Port River wharf in Adelaide on Saturday, a milestone for the country's Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme, Australia's Department of Defence said in a statement. This is a key achievement for the programme and a big step towards the delivery of three highly capable warships to the Royal Aust...

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Teenagers take a 'Walk' to highlight social issues

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Twelve teenagers cames together on stage to convey their stories of struggle, social issues that affect them most and the changes they dream of. 'Walk!' - a collaborative production inspired by the stories, struggles, dreams and hopes of the group was presented at the Studio Safdar here on Saturday. The group, facilitated by Tasawwur – a collective of artists an...

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Iraqi forces recapture IS-held town

Baghdad, May 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces and allied militias on Saturday retook control of a small town east of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, after heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants, a provincial security source said. The troops backed by brigades of Shia and Sunni militias, known as Hashd Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), managed to free the town of Huseibah al-Sharq...

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