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Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

Paris, May 28 (IANS) World No.1 woman tennis player Angelique Kerber of Germany became the first women's top seed to crash out from French Open's first round in Open Era stunned by Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 here on Sunday. Kerber led 7-4 against Makarova in previous meetings, while displaying lackluster performance in clay season this year as she just had a personal best of las...

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Leather exports threaten to move court, hit the streets against new cattle rules

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Dubbing the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter as a death certificate to the leather industry, leather exporters on Sunday threatened to move court and hit the streets if the ban was not repealed or modified. Senior members of Council of Leather Exports, CLA Tanners Association and Indian Leather Products Association claimed tha...

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Bulgarian Dimitrov enters French Open 2nd round

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov eliminated French Stephane Robert from the French Open first round here on Sunday. Dimitrov defeated his French rival 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the second round of the tournament, reports Efe. The Bulgarian victor is to play the second round against the winner of the duel between Spanish Tommy Robredo and Briton Daniel Eva...

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Nearly 500 blind Kerala teachers to be trained in IT

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Close to 500 blind teachers in Kerala would be trained in the various facets of Information and Communication Technology, to help them to handle their subjects effectively using technology, in a month's time said a official of the state's [email protected] Project. This will be done under the project as part of implementing the Hi-Tech School programme in the s...

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Shoe hurled at Union Minister in Gujarat

Vallabhipur (Gujarat), May 28 (IANS) A Patidaar agitation activist hurled a shoe at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a public function in this town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district on Sunday, police said. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor in Bhavnagar region Bhavesh Patel hurled the shoe at Mandaviya -- who hails from the same district -- while he was addressing a meeti...

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Minor girl dies as auto-rickshaw collides with Delhi bus

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A two-year-old girl was killed and her parents and an auto-rickshaw driver were injured on Sunday when the three-wheeler they were travelling in collided with a bus in south Delhi. Kuldeep Singh of Dakshinpuri area and his wife along with two minor daughters Poorvi, 2, and Upeksha, 5, were travelling in the auto-rickshaw towards the Anand Vihar bus terminus when ...

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Government starts twitter handle to answer queries on GST

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Union government on Sunday started a new twitter handle to answer industry queries related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) proposed to be implemented from July 1. The Department of Revenue has opened a new Twitter Handle @askGST_GoI to invite queries from all taxpayers on GST, a Finance Ministry statement here said. All taxpayers and other stak...

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Kejriwal, Sisodia laud good performance by government schools in Class 12 exams

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Sunday hailed government schools in the national capital for outperforming private ones in CBSE Class 12 results -- announced earlier in the day -- for the second year in a row. The Delhi government schools outperform private schools by a huge margin. Education revolution taking place in Delhi....

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Ex-Manipur stars hail Neroca FC

Imphal, May 28 (IANS) Former Manipuri stars have lauded Neroca FC on its becoming the first club from the football crazy state to win the Second Division League. Neroca FC defeated Southern Samity of Kolkata 4-1 thanks to a brace from Pritam Singh (25th, 36th minutes), and a goal apiece from Subash Singh (57th) and Felix Chidi (61st) here on Sunday. The visitors had taken an earl...

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NIA summons two Kashmiri separatist leaders for questioning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The NIA has summoned two Kashmiri separatist leaders -- Ghazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karate -- here on Monday for questioning in connection with alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups, officials said on Sunday. We have summoned the two to appear before the National Investigation Agency officials at our Delhi headquarters at 10.30 ...

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Spain's Garcia-Lopez advances at French Open

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Guillermo Garcia-Lopez knocked out Luxembourgish Gilles Muller and reached the second round of the French Open here on Sunday. Although the Spaniard suffered pain in his left leg, Garcia-Lopez defeated his Luxembourgish rival 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 in three hours and 27 minutes, reports Efe. Garcia-Lopez is to play the second round a...

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Chanachok wins Thai golf tourney

Phuket (Thailand), May 28 (IANS) Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol of Thailand endured a nervous finish to close with a three-under-par 67, completing a wire-to-wire victory for his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the inaugural Singha Phuket Open here on Sunday. The 23-year-old Thai, who held a four-shot advantage heading into the final round, dropped two bogeys in his closing th...

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Defence preparedness should be optimal: Jaitley

Challakere (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) In view of the security threat India faces in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country. Our defence preparedness should always be at optimal level to safeguard the country, which is geographically located in a region that is not free from trouble, said Jaitley unveiling the I...

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Poor vision was never a hindrance to study, says Dharshana after CBSE results

Chennai/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Sightless in her right eye, and with partial vision in the left eye, Dharshana M.V. overcame all challenges to secure third rank among differently-abled students in the CBSE Class 12 examination, bagging 96.6 per cent marks. A Commerce stream student of Nalanda International Public School in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri, Dharshana M.V. had to depend on the ma...

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Only Atal, Modi regimes corruption-free in India: BJP

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday raked up a jeep scandal of 1948 to claim that the party-led NDA regimes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were corruption-free. Only two leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi provided corruption-free governments in the country. Even, there was a jeep scandal under first Prime Minister Jawa...

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Odisha seeks new train to Mumbai

Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated the state government's demand for introduction of a new train to Mumbai to be named as Buxi Jagabandhu Express. In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Patnaik called for quick steps to introduce a daily AC express train service between Mumbai and Puri/Khurda Road via Sambalpur and increase the fr...

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Ammaday, Suhasini emerge champions in Indian Open of Surfing

Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Maldives surfer Ammaday surfed his way to glory and the winners cheque in the Open category of the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing competition at Sasithlu beach here on Sunday. The Open category winner was awarded a cheque worth Rs 50,000 while runner-up French surfer Perceval Fayon earned Rs 25,000. Pondicherry's Suhasini Damian emerged the...

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E-rickshaw driver lynched for objecting to youths urinating at metro station

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A 32-year-old e-rickshaw driver was lynched by a group of 15 youths, including two allegedly from Delhi University, after he objected to two of them urinating near a metro station in north Delhi. No one came forward to help the man as the youths rained blows on him, using towels filled with stones, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday evening ...

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Three Zika cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat says don't worry

Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is no reason to worry since effective measures were being taken. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had confirmed that three persons, including a pregnant woman, were infected in Ahmedabad city by the mosquito-borne virus. There i...

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Suspect arrested after 8 people killed in US

Washington, May 28 (IANS) A male suspect was arrested on Sunday after eight people were shot and killed at three separate homes overnight in rural Lincoln County, the southern US state of Mississippi. The 35-year-old suspect, identified as Willie Cory Godbolt, was taken into custody after the shooting, and may have had a 16-year-old hostage for a time, Xinhua reported. The names ...

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