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ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 2-1 win over ATK

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 2-1 win over hapless ATK who were handed their fifth defeat at home this Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday. Marcio Rozario (32nd minute) and Rafa Jorda (53rd minute) scored their first ever ISL goals on either side of a Bipin Singh (47th minute) strike as the Ko...

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Army foils infiltration bid, kills militant

Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) A militant was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid, defence sources said. Defence Ministry sources said that the major infiltration bid from across the LoC was foiled in Karmarha area of Poonch when alert troops challenged a group of heavily-armed militants seeking to sneak i...

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CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Firestar Internationl company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said. The agency also conducted searches at PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai, which would continue till Monday.

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Bengaluru Youth Congress leader expelled on assault charge

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Bengaluru city Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammad Haris Nalapad was on Sunday expelled from the ruling party after he allegedly assaulted a young man at a city cafe. Nalapad has been expelled from the Congress for six years. Atrocities in any form is not tolerated in @INC Karnataka, tweeted party's state unit President G. Parameshwara. Nalapad, 24,...

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Manipur government shakes as NPF announces withdrawal of support soon

Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government appeared shaky as the Naga People's Front announced on Sunday that it is likely to withdraw support to it after the Nagaland elections slated for February 27. We have decided to withdraw support from the coalition soon. The decision may be announced shortly after the Nagaland elections, said NPF's state President Marung Makunga.

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Make 'Artificial Intelligence' work for India: PM

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that with Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots and robots, productivity will increase, but warned of rising apprehensions of 'human redundancy' as the mind and machines would compete directly. For avoiding this scenario, he urged that AI should be Made in India and Made to Work for India and asked the students and teachers t...

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Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics

PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here. Norway, the cross-country-crazed nation, first saw its 16-year gold medal drought in the men's 4x10-kilometre relay come to an end, and then claimed another gold through Oystein Braaten in freestyle skiing men's slopestyle, reports Xinhua ne...

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In the beginning we never got partnerships, says Duminy

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa skipper Jean-Paul Duminy on Sunday blamed the lack of partnerships for a 28-run loss to India in the first first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here. Apart from Reeza Hendricks (70 runs in 50 balls), all other batsmen failed to click. With the bat, in the beginning we never got partnerships. 204 was definitely ...

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Ostapenko-Dabrowski win Qatar Open title

Doha, Feb 18 (IANS) Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski on Sunday won the doubles final of the Qatar Open tennis tournament, beating Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Slovenia's Andreja Klepac. The unseeded victors pulled off a 6-3, 6-3 victory over their eighth seed rivals, reports Efe. This was Ostapenko and Dabrowski's first trophy as a pair.

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This was one of our most balanced performances, says Kohli

Johannesburg , Feb 18 (IANS) After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones. A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium. Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the par...

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Release dues, share plans, improve refereeing: Mohun Bagan to AIFF

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Alleging sub-standard refereeing in the ongoing I-League, Mohun Bagan have asked the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to release the subsidy for hosting the current I-League's home matches, pay their dues from previous seasons and share future plans. The legendary city club had urged the AIFF to improve the quality of refereeing in the Super Cup. You would ackn...

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MPs' duty to ensure inclusive, transparent administration: Lok Sabha Speaker

Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said it was a crucial responsibility of the parliamentarians to ensure responsible, inclusive, participatory and transparent administration for development. Speaking at the conclusion of the 6th Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's (CPA) India Region, Mahajan emphasised on focusing on knowledge-building an...

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Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates. He said that the initiative will take forward the flagship Jio Movement with the ambitious new plan for a New India and Ne...

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Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman

Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here. Called on His Royal Highness The King of Saudi Arabia, February 18, Jaitley tweeted following the meeting. Jaitley is on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting...

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India vs South Africa 1st T20I scoreboard

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the first Twenty-20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday. India Innings 203-5 (20) Rohit Sharma c Klaasen b Junior Dala 21 Shikhar Dhawan c Klaasen b Phehlukwayo 72 Suresh Raina c & b Junior Dala 15 Virat Kohli (c) lbw b Shamsi 26 Manish Pandey n...

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India beat S. Africa by 28 runs in 1st T20I

Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the park and helped India to post a massive 203/5 before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/24) wreaked havoc in the South African ...

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BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress

Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP. All the BJP-ruled states are seeing the highest rate of rapes. In Haryana, there were 6 rapes within the span of 10 hours, Prime Minister did...

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Chennaiyin remain 3rd after 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur in ISL

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Sunday earned a valuable point after forcing Jamshedpur FC to a 1-1 draw as they held their third position in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table. Jamshedpur FC were running away with yet another victory after another moment of brilliance from Wellington Priori had given Steve Coppell's side the lead in the 32nd minute. The visitors defended d...

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PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital

Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. Modi, on a daylong visit to Mumbai, took time off his scheduled engagements to meet Parrikar, who was earlier Defence Minister in the Modi Cabinet, and asked after his health. Parrikar was adm...

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Rajnath meets J&K youngsters touring country

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met a group of youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir who are currently on a nationwide tour, and urged them to take back the message of peace and unity to their militancy-hit state. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been organising 'Watan Ko Jano' tour to ensure the exposure of Jammu and Kashmir youngsters to cultural ...

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