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South Korea beat India in Women's Asian Champions final

Donghae City (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) South Korea pipped India 1-0 to lift the 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Sunday. The match saw South Korea keep a resolute defence and score the only goal of the match in the 24th minute when Youngsil Lee found the back of the net. India's defence was tested in the early stages of the match as South Korea...

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President reaches Shimla on four-day holiday

Shimla, May 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday was accorded a ceremonial reception on his arrival in the Himachal Pradesh capital on a four-day holiday. He was given a guard of honour at the Kalyani helipad near here. Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleague Mohinder Singh received him. Official sources said Kovind would stay at...

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Petrol, diesel in Delhi hit record highs

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp on Sunday raised transport fuel to record highs in Delhi on the seventh day of resuming the daily price change system, following a temporary suspension that lasted 20 days. The price of petrol in Delhi touched a record high of Rs 76.24 per litre under the dynamic pricing regime beating the previous high of Rs 76.06 in the city on Septemb...

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Intelligence warns of assassination attempt against Erdogan

Ankara, May 20 (IANS) The Turkish diaspora and Western intelligence have warned of an assassination attempt by Turkish citizens against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his upcoming visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the media reported. Citing Anadolu Agency, Xinhua reported that according to Turkish intelligence sources, the information provided by Turkish nationals in Macedonia didn...

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IPL-2018: KKR seal playoffs berth with five-wicket win over Sunrisers

Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) booked their place in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League with a five-wicket victory over table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a crunch game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday. The result means KKR remain third with 16 points from their full quota of 14 games. Rajasthan Royals (14), who regi...

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BJP loses Karnataka as CM Yeddyurappa quits before trust vote

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) In an anti-climax to the hectic political developments since the split verdict in May 12 Karanataka Assembly polls, the BJP lost power in Karnataka as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before the trust vote, as he did not have the numbers to prove his majority. His resignation paved the way for formation of a Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ...

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IPL: KKR bowlers keep runs in check as Sunrisers post 172/9

Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan cracked a fifty but Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers pulled things back in the middle overs to restrict table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 172/9 in 20 overs in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday. Electing to bat, in-form Dhawan (50 from 39 balls; 5x4, 1x6), who missed out ...

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Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular's legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state, following the resignation of BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote. The Governor has invited me to form the next government as the leader of the JD-S legislative party with the support of the Cong...

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Congress celebrates fall of 3-day BJP government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Celebrations broke out at the Congress party office here as hundreds of its cadres greeted the fall of the 3-day BJP government on Saturday by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets among themselves and even passersby. Our cadres celebrated the victory of democracy by breaking hundreds of coconuts at the party minutes after Yeddyurappa resigned and the thr...

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Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular's legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state, following the resignation of BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote. The Governor has invited me to form the next government as the leader of the JD-S legislative party with the support of the Cong...

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BJP loses Karnataka as CM Yeddy quits before trust vote

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) In an anti-climax to the hectic political developments since the split verdict in May 12 Karanataka Assembly polls, the BJP lost power in Karnataka as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before the trust vote, as he did not have the numbers to prove his majority. His resignation paved the way for formation of a Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ...

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Lack of majority forced Yeddyurappa to quit: BJP

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday admitted that its Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned as his government did not have the numbers for simple majority to win the trust vote in a hung Assembly. As we did not have the numbers (112) required to win the trust vote, our party leaders in Bengaluru and Delhi decided that Yeddyurappa should resign, Bharatiya Janata Part...

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Ghaziabad SSP busts iron bar sale racket

Ghaziabad, May 19 (IANS) A large-scale scam involving stealing of iron bars from factory trucks and their subsequent sale, while evading taxes, has been busted here, Ghaziabad police chief Vaibhav Krisha, who personally led the crackdown, said on Saturday. The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) also said that while the mastermind has been arrested, it was learnt that the scam was taki...

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Saudi detains 7 activists ahead of lifting of driving ban

Riyadh, May 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia authorities have arrested seven women's rights advocates, weeks before the kingdom is to lift its ban on women driving, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. The reasons for the arrests were not clear but activists said that authorities were attempting to silence the women, according to a BBC report. The kingdom's state news channel reported that...

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Simple scan may have identical outcomes as advanced imaging

New York, May 19 (IANS) Stroke patients who are treated based on simple imaging may have identical clinical outcomes to those treated based on advanced imaging, a new study suggests. The researchers have shown that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke. Thrombectomy surgery can be performed to remove a large blood clo...

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Live telecast will bring fairness to floor test: Singhvi

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Senior counsel and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing in the Supreme Court for the Congress and the JD-S, said on Saturday that the live telecast during floor test in the Karnataka Assembly will bring fairness to the trust vote. The first and basic object of our application was to establish transparent norm for a trust vote and it will be ensured by...

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Live telecast will bring fairness to floor test: Singhvi

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Senior counsel and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing in the Supreme Court for the Congress and the JD-S, said on Saturday that the live telecast during floor test in the Karnataka Assembly will bring fairness to the trust vote. The first and basic object of our application was to establish transparent norm for a trust vote and it will be ensured by...

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Ramadan ceasefire In Kashmir meaningless if media war continues

I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh's avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as appeasement of Pakistan and terrorists. A guest peering out of one of the six windows on the TV screen was frothing in the mouth. Murderers of our brave jawans are being shameles...

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US stocks close mixed on earnings, trade talks

New York, May 19 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed as investors were digesting the latest corporate earnings as well as the ongoing trade talks between China and the US. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday added 1.11 points, mostly unchanged, to 24,715.09. The S&P 500 erased 7.16 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 2,712.97, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index...

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Mamata hails SC's Karnataka floor test order

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hailed the Supreme Court order directing a floor test for Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to ascertain majority support to him. We have great respect for the verdict of the Supreme Court. We will watch tomorrow's floor test. We, the 'regional' parties, will decide our next course of action after that, B...

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