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Have videos of Kakodkar interviewing IIT director candidates: Irani

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said Anil Kakodkar's resignation from the chairmanship of the board of governors of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) was without any reason. The issue related to the resignation of Kakodkar was stretched without any reason, she told Times Now. Even if he (Kakodkar) said he didn't...

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Kings XI Punjab post 155/9 against Kolkata Knight Riders

Pune, April 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab scored 155/9 against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Saturday. Skipper George Bailey (60; 45b, 5x4, 2x6) was the top scorer. Umesh Yadav (3-33) was the most successful KKR bowler. ...

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'Operation Rahat' ends, Indian ships return home from Yemen

Mumbai/Kochi, April 18 (IANS) INS Tarkash that participated in Operation Rahat, returned to a hero's welcome at Mumbai harbor here on Saturday, while two passenger ships with the last batch of Indians evacuated from Yemen reached Kochi, an official said. It was preceded by the return of another ship, INS Mumbai, which returned here last Friday, with the two ships helping evacuate 1,783 I...

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Assam's six lakh tribal kids to be screened for anaemia

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The union tribal affairs ministry will cover at least six lakh tribal children in Assam under its sickle cell anaemia screening programme within this year. Sickle cell anaemia is a hereditary blood disorder that results in abnormality in haemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the body parts. Sickle cell anaemia is highest among malaria pati...

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We've to execute our plans well to win: Sammy

Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) With one away win and one loss on home turf, hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are sweating out for a victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-T20 tie here on Sunday. In T20 format, both teams stand a good chance to win. Mumbai has got some match winners. We can't take them for granted. We need to execute our plans well to win over them, RCB all-rounder Dar...

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Mediapersons come under attack in Kolkata civil polls

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The media was at the receiving end of abuse and violence all through Saturday during the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, as those resorting to unethical electoral practices targeted members of the fourth estate to keep their crimes under wraps. Trinamool Congress councillor Ranjit Seal, who is seeking re-election from a ward in Khidirpore, was heard threaten...

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Senior ranking badminton: Gurusaidutt, Neha Pandit emerge winners

Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Gurusaidutt R of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board and Maharashtra's Neha Pandit emerged the singles champions among men and women respectively in the Coal India National Senior ranking badminton tournament here on Saturday. In the men's final, Gurusaidutt overcame team-mate Sai Praneeth 18-21, 21-17, 21-16, while Pandit overcame Air India's Reshma Karthik 21-17...

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34 dead in Afghan suicide attack, IS claims responsibility

Kabul, April 18 (IANS/EFE) At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. If verified, it would be the first major attack by the extremist group in the South Asian country. The attack occurred early Sa...

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Never seen such peaceful poll before: Mamata on Kolkata civic polls

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even as she paid a visit to a policeman shot at during a scuffle, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described the Kolkata Municipal Corporations polls held on Saturday as peaceful like never before. The claims of Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, came shortly after State Election Commissioner S.R. Upadhyay conceded that a properly conducted ...

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Salman Khan accident: Court to set judgement date on Monday

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) After a trial of 13 years, first in the Mumbai Metropolitan Court and then in the Sessions Court, the verdict in the high-profile Salman Khan accident case is round the corner. Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande said on Saturday that he would announce the date on April 20 for the verdict to be delivered in the case. I will announce the date of the v...

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I-League: East Bengal, Mumbai FC ends 1-1

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A late equaliser from Nigerian forward Dudu Omagbemi saved East Bengal the blushes as they drew 1-1 against Mumbai FC in an I-League encounter at en empty Salt Lake stadium here on Saturday. It was the visitors who struck in the 33rd minute after Brazilian Josimar Martins converted from the spot. Josimar was dragged down in the penalty area and the referee had no...

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Smriti Irani denies appointing RSS-affiliated people

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday denied that she was appointing people with personal, political and ideological affiliation to the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) in her ministry. Do people have no right to job merely because they hold a right-wing opinion? Should a person be denied an appointment because he is holding a certain pers...

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Peaceful shutdown in Karnataka in support of Cauvery dam

Bengaluru, April 18 ((IANS) A 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown, which crippled normal life in many parts of Karnataka on Saturday, ended peacefully barring stray incidents. The shutdown, called by about 70 Kannada organisations and regional parties, in support of building a reservoir (dam) across the Cauvery river at Mekadutu for hydro power and drinking water supply in the old Mysuru regio...

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Himachal CM accused of receiving favours; his office denies

Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been receiving favours from a company which has been constructing a strategically important tunnel in the state, BJP leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's son alleged on Saturday. The foundation stone of the Rs.1,495 crore ($290 million) Rohtang tunnel was laid by the United Progressive Alliance (U...

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Tripura CPI-M leader sent to police custody over wife's murder

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) A court in Tripura on Saturday sent senior CPI-M leader Jitendra Das, his two brothers and nephew to six-da'sy police custody in connection with the murder of his wife Kalpana Das, police said. Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Jitendra Das, his two younger brothers and nephew were arrested by police on Friday in connection with the murder of 62-year-old K...

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My functioning, a duty of decorum: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that her way of functioning in the government was not rude rather it was her duty to act with everyone in a certain sense of decorum and sensibility. My behaviour of functioning in the government is not at all rude. Infact, behaving in a certain sense of decorum and sensibility is my duty, Irani ...

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Salman's driver most truthful, natural witness: Defence

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan's lawyer Shrikant Shivade on Saturday described the actor's driver Ashok Singh, who owned responsibility for the 2002 accident, as most truthful and natural witness in the case. The defence lawyer pointed out that Singh's testimony shows Salman did not flee from the scene of the accident on September 28, 2002, which left one dead and fo...

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Rahul meets farmers ahead of 'Kisan-Khet-Mazdoor' rally

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In his first public appearance after a 56-day break from active politics, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met farmers and landless labourers who wanted abrogation of the land acquisition bill. The meetings were held a day ahead of Kisan-Khet-Mazdoor rally, to be addressed by Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi, to mount pressure on th...

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New tax forms will be reviewed: Government

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The new norm for filing income tax returns, which has evoked angry protests, will be reviewed once Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returns from Washington, top officials said here on Saturday. The finance minister spoke to me from Washington. He asked me to make the format simpler. He said the government must be proactive and he quickly decided to review the n...

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East Bengal play I-League match before empty stands

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal, known for their crazy fan following, on Saturday played an I-League game in front of empty stands at the huge Salt Lake Stadium as the police stayed away, citing a civic poll they were occupied with. East Bengal fans and others passionate about football were denied a chance to watch the match against Mumbai FC as the police expre...

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