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Haryana wheat arrival highest so far

Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) With over 63.71 lakh tonnes of wheat arriving in grain markets in Haryana, officials said on Saturday that the wheat arrival was the highest till date. Over 63.71 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat has so far arrived in the mandis of the state, which is the highest arrival till date. 54.98 lakh MT of wheat had arrived in the mandis during the corresponding peri...

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IIT-Guwahati student found hanging in hostel

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) A student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IITG) here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his hostel room, police said on Saturday. Police said that student, S.I. Alam of West Bengal's Murshidabad, was found hanging around 10.30 p.m. on Friday by a co-resident who informed police. Although the student was rushed to a...

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Juventus cannot celebrate just yet: Allegri

Turin, April 30 (IANS) Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has warned his side against celebrating their Serie A success as they still have the Coppa Italia final to play against heavyweights AC Milan. Winning a fifth consecutive Scudetto is a wonderful feeling, especially as it was an extraordinary comeback that began after defeat to Sassuolo on October 28, Allegri was quoted as sayin...

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India to tour West Indies in July-August

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India will tour West Indies for a four-match Test series in July-August after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) resolved their differences with their Carribbean counterparts to end a year-long impasse. The BCCI and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have resolved outstanding issues arising out of the abandonment of the tour of the West Indies t...

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Kanhaiya Kumar meets Nitish, Lalu in Bihar

Patna, April 30 (IANS) JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is out on bail, met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad here on Saturday. Visiting his home state Bihar for two days, Kanhaiya Kumar is also scheduled to meet other politicians who have been supporting him in a shared campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party...

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'Scheduled Tribe status demand may ignite communal carnage'

Imphal, April 30 (IANS) A Manipur group which is demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur to regulate the entry and stay of non-locals feels that the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the Meiteis will ignite communal carnage. In view of the fast polarisation on the issue, the government may deny permission for a procession on May 22 by the Scheduled...

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78 percent turnout in fifth phase of Bengal polls

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Over 78 percent of the electorate cast their vote in the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission said here on Saturday. Till 5 p.m., 78.25 percent electorate had cast their vote, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena told reporters here. He said tight security measures had been made for the polls. Saxena said t...

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Over 78 percent turnout in fifth phase of Bengal polls

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Amid tight security, over 78 percent of the around 1.24 crore electorate braved the sweltering heat to cast their votes for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls on Saturday. Stray incidents of violence were reported. Since 7 a.m., when polling began, large queues of voters were seen outside almost all the booths f...

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Uruguay shortlists 35 footballers for Copa America

Montevideo, April 30 (IANS) Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez unveiled a preliminary list of 35 footballers on Saturday for the 2016 Centennial Copa America. Forward Luis Suarez (Barcelona), defender and captain Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) and striker Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) are among the star-studded squad, reports Xinhua. All the players called upon by Tabarez for...

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Indian eves enter AFC U-14 final

Dushanbe (Tajikistan), April 30 (IANS) The Indian U-14 women's football team edged out their Iran counterparts 4-3 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-14 Regional Championship here on Saturday. The Indians will face Bangladesh in the finals on Sunday. Coming on the back of a hefty 9-0 win over Nepal, the Indian eves wasted little time and took the lead in the ninth minute when Sunita...

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Safarova wins first title of season at Prague Open

Prague, April 30 (IANS) Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic claimed her first tennis title of the year by coming back to beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Prague Open final here on Saturday. Safarova, second seed and 16th in the world rankings, entered the final by beating fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova, while Stosur enjoyed a walkover after Russia's Svetlana Kuznes...

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Second odd-even scheme ends, Kejriwal terms it success

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The second phase of Delhi's odd-even traffic scheme aimed at battling pollution ended on Saturday evening with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calling it a success even as there were concerns over environmental impact of fires, including at two landfill sites. The 15-day second phase scheme, which started on April 15, saw fewer traffic tickets compared to the fi...

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Jewellery, cash worth Rs.40 lakh looted in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Five unidentified armed robbers looted cash and jewellery worth over Rs.40 lakh from a reputed jewellery shop in Indirapuram here on Saturday. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on Saturday. Police said three robbers who had their faces covered and were armed with pistols barged into the jewellery showroom run by a reputed firm -- Rawalpindi Jewellers...

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Delhi beat KKR by 27 runs to move to second spot

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils produced a thorough all-round performance to notch up their fourth win, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Saturday. Delhi recovered from a poor start to post an strong total of 186/8. It was enough as they claimed wickets at regular intervals to bowl out KKR for 159 in 18.3 overs. I...

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Jaitley contests Antony statement on Italian firm's blacklisting

Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Contesting Congress leader A.K.Antony's claim that Italian company Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland Helicopters, was blacklisted during the UPA's tenure, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the former defence minister appears to have suffered a memory loss. He (Antony) says the parent company of AgustaWestland, Finmeccanica was bl...

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Aizawl stun Bengaluru FC 2-1 in Fed Cup opener

Aizawl, April 30 (IANS) Aizawl FC defeated new I-League champions Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the first match of the Federation Cup riding on a late strike at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday. Joel Sunday's 90th minute goal proved to be the difference between the two sides after Alfred Kemah (38th minute) had cancelled out Eugeneson Lyngdoh's 15th minute goal. The team went into the bre...

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Technology has opened up our cinema to everybody: Aishwarya

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of L'Oréal Paris and will represent the cosmetic giant at the upcoming 69th Cannes Film Festival, says technology has taken the Indian cinema on a global voyage with accessibility just a click away. The actress, who will be completing 15 years of attending the festival this year, also shared that tech...

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SC allows Delhi Police to purchase 197 heavy-duty vehicles

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Delhi Police to purchase 197 heavy-duty vehicles to be used for various activities, including VVIP security, but asked it to pay a 30 percent environment compensation charge on the total cost of vehicles. A bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice R. Banumati passed the order after Additional Solic...

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Seven-year-old girl raped in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, April 30 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was raped by unidentified people here, police said on Saturday. She was shifted to a Delhi hospital as her condition deteriorated. The minor lives in the shanties in an urban area under Sushant Lok police station. The girl, who lives with her parents, went missing from her house on Friday night. She was later found badly hurt nearby....

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India is not known to make Bond like films: Vipul Shah

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Producer Vipul Shah, who is coming up with a sequel to the hit 2013 action film Commando, says that India is not known for making films like Mission Impossible and James Bond movies. Taking the 'Commando' franchise forward, we wanted to expand the story...the overall experience of a commando. India has not seen or India is not known to make films which are like Bo...

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