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Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan waiver with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the agitation would be res...

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Bengal governor sustains minor injury after fall

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday. Tripathi, who was attending a book release function at an auditorium in south Kolkata, met with the accident when he was going towards his seat on the dais. An official said the Governor lost balance after a microphone wire pro...

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12-year-old murders friend over Rs 250 cricket match bet

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday. The accused has been taken into custody, police said. The body of the victim was found on Saturday. The accused and the victim, both resident of Daspara under Liluah police station, had b...

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Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said. The bus ferrying more than 80 persons was moving to Patratu from Nagari locality of Ranchi when the inebriated driver lost control near Pithoria, around 25 km from Ranchi on the Ranchi-Patratu Road, fo...

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Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday The new mandatory 'Tender Conditions and Standardised Norms', focusing on procuring from Indian firms, have been circulated to all metro companies...

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IPL: Bangalore elect to bowl against Kolkata

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss, which was delayed by rain for approximately 45 minutes, and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Despite the rain taking away around 30 minutes of the scheduled time, the umpires decided that minimum overs of 20 per si...

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Rajasthan Cricket Association poll called off on legal grounds: Official

Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The election to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) scheduled for April 26 has been called off because the provisions of a law governing sports bodies in the state are not in conformity with the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommendations, a senior official of the association said on Sunday. RCA Deputy President Mehmood Abdi, in a statement, said t...

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Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Masters by defeating his countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final to lift the 10th title of his favourite tournament here on Sunday. Nadal, regarded as one of the greatest clay-court players of all time, defeated Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in 76 minutes and became the first player in th...

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Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by cow vigilantes in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. According to some accounts, a few members of animal rights group People for Animals (PFA), headed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, were also involved in the assault. The incident occurred on late Saturday night in Kalkaji area when police was inf...

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IPL: Gujarat vs Punjab scoreboard

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab here on Sunday. Kings XI Punjab innings (20 overs maximum): Manan Vohra c Dinesh Karthik b Nathu Singh 2 Hashim Amla c & b Shubham Agarwal 65 Shaun Marsh c Suresh Raina b Andrew Tye 30 Glen Maxwell lbw b Ravi...

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Chess: Harika suffers first loss in Reykjavik Open

Reykjavik, April 23 (IANS) Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavallis unbeaten run came to an end when she lost to Dutch Grand Master Jorden van Foreest in the fifth round of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament here. Harika, the World No.14, who had looked solid till now, ran into time trouble after a smart opening and ended up giving away a point on Saturday night. I was in a good p...

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Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. According to the State Election Commission, 54 per cent of the 1.32 crore electorate had exercised their franchise in polling that ended ...

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East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie

Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal finally broke their losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. East Bengal strikers Wedson Anselme (31st minute) and Robin Singh (52nd) struck on either side of the break before Bikash Jairu (90th) scored the best goal of the match in the closing...

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Farmers die only when assembly in session: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) In a remark that raised the opposition's hackles, Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Sunday said the deaths of farmer in the state were reported only when the assembly was in session. Farmers are dying in Odisha (only) when the assembly is in session. Once the session is over, are such incidents reported, asked the Minister. Denying that...

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PM asks CMs to stay in touch with Kashmiri youth in their states

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all Chief Ministers to stay in touch with the Kashmiri youth in their states and take care of their interests. He made the appeal during his closing remarks at the 3rd Meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog. The Prime Minister told all Chief Ministers to contact Kashmiri youth in their state. He told ...

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Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu, says Jitendra Singh

Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's state executive committee meeting in Doda district, he asked party workers to go to the people and highlight the developmental works and projects brought in by the Narendra Mo...

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BJP complains to EC against AAP's Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct during the civic polls. Demanding legal action against Sisodia, Delhi BJP Vice-President Abhay Verma and BJP Legal Cell member Neeraj claimed that the AAP leader had, during an interview to a pr...

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Swaraj India worker accuses AAP MLA's nephew of assault

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A Swaraj India worker has lodged a complaint with the police that Tughlaqabad's Aam Aadmi Party legislator Sahi Ram Pahalwan's nephew and his accomplices assaulted him during the civic body poll on Sunday. Police said they were investigating the complaint pertaining to voluntarily causing hurt to a person. Complainant Abhay Kumar, 38, of Tehkhand said h...

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IPL: Punjab beat Gujarat by 26 runs to end losing run

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Sunday. Opening batsman Hashim Amla played a crucial knock of 65 as Punjab posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Gujarat could muster only 162/7, driven largely by Dines...

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Tamil Nadu to table GST Bill in assembly soon: Palaniswami

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will soon place the state GST Bill in the assembly, said Chief Minister K.Palaniswami here on Sunday. Addressing the Third Governing Council Meeting of Niti Aayog, he, terming the the passage of central GST law as historic reform in indirect taxes, also said the state has been taking an active part in the deliberations of the GST (Good...

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