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Cricketer Rohit Sharma gets engaged

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Indian cricketer and Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma got engaged to sports events manager Ritika Sajdeh. According to reports, Rohit, 28, proposed to 28-year-old Ritika at the Borivli Sports Club here, the ground where he began his career. Rohit is the record holder for the highest run score in One-Day-International crick...

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Some heart-broken Nepalese turn their backs on gods

Ambi Khaireni (Nepal), May 3 (IANS) Jolted by the devastating earthquake, many in the Nepalese countryside seem to have deserted their gods. Or so it seems. For a nation known for its rich heritage, grand temples and strong religious roots, hundreds of small and mid-sized temples as well as places of worship have been abandoned. In the few places this IANS journalist drove throu...

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Pakistani actors' bold act not gender specific, says Imran Abbas

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Pakistani actresses like Humaima Malick and Veena Malik Khan have gone uninhibitedly bold on Bollywood screens unlike the male stars from their country. But Lahore-based actor Imran Abbas Naqvi says the actresses have done so only to meet their roles' demand, and he won't mind following in their footsteps if it's inevitable. The Hindi film industry has welcomed ma...

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Great start to our campaign at home: Sunrisers' Morgan

Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Eoin Morgan on Sunday said they made a great start at home here after beating two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter here. Put in to bat, Sunrisers piled on a challenging total of 192/7 in 20 overs with the help of skipper David Warner, who smashed a 28-ball 61 at the Raji...

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Cruzeiro plot Robinho move

Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) Brazilian Serie A champions Cruzeiro are reportedly in talks to sign footballer Robinho as they move to bolster their squad for the Copa Libertadores knockout phase. The 31-year-old is currently on loan at Santos from Italian club AC Milan in a deal that expires in July, reports Xinhua. Cruzeiro officials are negotiating directly with the Italian club...

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Polish sniffer dogs helping with rescue work in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Gordon has since April 27 successfully helped find four bodies from the debris following the devastating earthquake that hit this Himalayan nation on April 25. Aged 10, Gordon is a golden Labrador sniffer dog who is part of a Polish rescue team in Nepal. He was part of the Haiti mission as well, his handler Tomasz Ciok told IANS in New Bus Park area here,...

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Ma cruises into world table tennis singles final

Suzhou (China), May 3 (IANS) Top-seeded Ma Long overpowered fellow Chinese Fan Zhendong in five sets to reach the men's singles final at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Sunday. Ma, bidding for his first singles title at the world championships, was dominant with an aggressive topspin play and cleverly-placed shots, winning over the Youth Olympics winner, 11-1, 11-7, 11-8, 7-...

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Brazilian swimmer killed in a hit-and-run accident

Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Sarah Correa, a silver medallist at the 2011 Pan American Games, has died after being hit by a car while waiting at a bus stop here. The 22-year-old was declared brain dead after being taken unconscious to Miguel Couto hospital, according to a Facebook post on Saturday by her mother, Maria Fatima Alves Goncalves, reports Xinhua. Anot...

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B-Town glued to Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The much hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao proved out be a nail biting bout for viewers, including Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. Mayweather was declared the winner at Las Vegas on Saturday night and Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to share their views. Here is what they had to say: Amitab...

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90 percent of Kathmandu's heritage sites damaged

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Ninety percent of the ancient heritage of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur has been damaged in last week's devastating earthquake and it will take at least seven to 10 years to rebuild it, according to Nepal's Department of Archaeology. These ancient heritage sites and monuments were major attractions of the three cities with classic architecture and rare style, ...

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Swayambhunath temple to shut doors to devotees on Buddha Purnima

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) For many years, devotees have offered prayers at the iconic Swayambhunath temple on Buddha Purnima. But this year its doors will be closed for people on the occasion as temple authorities fear theft of losing sacred objects and artefacts that are lying in the open, post the earthquake that has left large portions of the Buddhist shrine in ruins. We are planning to...

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IMA angry after doctor, wife abducted in Bihar

Patna, May 3 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday threatened to paralyse medical services in Bihar if a doctor and his wife allegedly abducted on Friday were not traced soon. We have given an ultimatum to the government to safely recover the doctor and his wife by Monday, IMA state president Sahjanand Singh said. He said an IMA team was visiting Gaya, where the ...

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Boxer Mayweather beats Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Las Vegas, May 3 (IANS) Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in the Fight of the Century to improve his overall fight record to 48-0 here. Mayweather survived an early assault by the Filipino and then won the later rounds to finish ahead on all three judges' scorecards in a welterweight showdown on Saturday that is expected to be the most lucrative fight...

26 seconds ago
Rising pollution triggering asthma in healthy people

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Rameshwar Tyagi developed severe breathing problems one night. Rushed to the emergency ward of a leading hospital, he was diagnosed with asthma and put on oxygen. For Tyagi, 55, it was the first asthma attack as he had never suffered from the disease earlier and was otherwise perfectly healthy. Experts term this to be late onset of asthma, which is otherwise a chr...

39 seconds ago
Astronauts at high risk of dementia-like condition

New York, May 3 (IANS) What happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, reveals a new study. The researchers found that exposure to highly energetic charged particles - much like those found in the galactic cosmic rays that bombard astronauts during extended spaceflights - cause signific...

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Foxx sang national anthem at Mayweather-Pacquaio fight

Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx performed Star-Spangled Banner - the national anthem of US, for star-studded MGM Grand Garden Arena before Fight of the Century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Foxx wore a white dinner jacket, black shirt and large gold chain for the soulful performance on Saturday night, reports billboard.com. Foxx mi...

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Shot by colleague, Mumbai policeman dies

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) A Mumbai police inspector who was shot and critically injured by his junior colleague on Saturday night, died from his bullet injuries here on Sunday, an official said. Vilas Joshi (53), a senior inspector at Vakola police station in Santacruz East suburb of Mumbai, was fired upon by Assistant Sub-Inspector Dilip Shirke (55) with his service revolver, following a bra...

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10 coaches of Duronto Express derail in Goa

Panaji, May 3 (IANS) Ten rear coaches of the Duronto Express going from Mumbai to Kerala derailed inside a tunnel in Goa on Sunday morning, an official said. No casualties were reported. The accident occurred around 7.15 a.m. near Balli railway station, about 45 km south of here, as the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulam Duronto was passing through the tunnel. A medical van and re...

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Road between Jammu and Kashmir Valley to open

Jammu, May 3 (IANS) The Mughal Road, which connects Jammu region with the Kashmir Valley, will open for one-way traffic on Sunday after being closed for over five months, an official said. Traffic will be allowed from Jammu to Srinagar, the official told IANS. Connecting the Jammu region with the valley through Poonch, Rajouri and Shopian districts, the road was originally built ...

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Is Uttarakhand awaiting Nepal-like quake?

Bangalore, May 3 (IANS) The geologists who warned about a great earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25 have indicated that Uttarakhand has the capability of hosting one. The landscape and erosion rate patterns suggest that the decollement beneath Uttarakhand provides a sufficiently large and coherent fault segment capable of hosting a great earthquake, said study authors C.P. Rajen...

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