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Sky is the limit for Virat: coach Shastri

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said sky is the limit for skipper Virat Kohli after his match-winning 104 against Sri Lanka in the first Test here. He is a fabulous player. The sky is the limit for him, Shastri told reporters on the sidelines of a programme in the city after India played out a draw against the Lankans. The hosts came close to winning the...

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Stand-up comedy toughest genre: Debina Bonnerjee

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who was last seen on screen in TV show Comedy Dangal, says doing stand-up comedy is the most difficult job for her. Stand-up comedy is the most difficult genre for me, but as an actor, I don't mind acting or doing comedy (skits) as making people laugh is the most beautiful activity, Debina said in a statement. Debina, who also appea...

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We were five-six overs short of victory: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. We wanted to make a game out of this. We lost three wickets early in one spell of (Suranga) Lakmal so we had to play a little bit extra. (Virat) Kohli played a fabulous knock and that's what...

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We were fix-six overs short of victory: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul on Monday rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. We wanted to make a game out of this. We lost three wickets early in one spell of (Suranga) Lakmal so we had to play a little bit extra. (Virat) Kohli played a fabulous knock and t...

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NIA takes over Kanpur principal's murder case

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the murder of Kanpur-based retired junior high school principal Ramesh Babu Shukla, who was killed by unidentified persons last year, an official said on Monday. The anti-terror agency filed an FIR on Sunday and took over the case from the Uttar Pradesh Police following the Home Ministry's November 17 order, ...

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Arab League condemns Iran's occupation of UAE islands

Cairo, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) The Arab Foreign Ministers have condemned the continuation of the Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands -- Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa -- in a resolution at the end of an emergency meeting here to discuss Tehran's intervention in the Arab countries' affairs. The resolution on Sunday expressed support for peaceful measures and means the United Arab...

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Indian-origin female officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore

Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin former army Warrant Officer was sentenced to four months and three weeks in jail on Monday for abusing and beating her Indian maid. K. Rajakumari, 57, repeatedly abused her maid in 2012, and once, even hit the latter with a plastic hanger until it broke. Rajakumari, who retired after 35 years of service, apologised to Indian national Sargunam Jee...

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'Simmons, Ratner teamed up to sexually assault women'

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Entrepreneur Russell Simmons and film producer Brett Ratner have been accused of teaming up to allegedly sexually harass and assault women, according to news reports. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported young models accusing Simmons and Ratner of getting together to sexually assault women. Keri Claussen Khalighi claimed that when she was a fashio...

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Unutilised forest wealth generates huge revenue for Rajasthan's tribals

Udaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Farming has rarely been a viable proposition in Rajasthan's dry and hilly Udaipur region. A new way has now been found to provide sustainable sustenance for the area's tribals by enabling them to sell -- for a staggering Rs 189 crore ($29 million) in the last two years -- minor forest produce (MFP) that is abundant in the area and has remained unutilised for almost nine dec...

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Gujarat polls: Gohil, Modhwadia in Congress' first list

Gandinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhwadia figure in the party's first list of 77 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on December 9. As per the list finalised by the Congress' Central Election Committee on Sunday, senior leader and sitting MLA from Abdasa, Shaktisinh Gohil, has been fielded for Mandvi seat. Another seni...

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Bhuvneshwar key against South Africa: Doull

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull on Sunday said Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the key when India tour South Africa adding that he is as good as any in the world at the moment. Bhuvneshwar is as good as there is in the world at the moment. Alongwith his swing and seam bowling, he has upped his pace, Doull told reporters here. India play three Tests, six ODIs...

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Egypt asks Palestine to maintain relations with US

Cairo, Nov 19 (IANS) Egypt has asked Palestine not to cut off communications with the US in response to the State Department's threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, an Egyptian official said on Sunday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry telephoned PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Saturday night to insist on the importance of maintaining co...

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Journalist Manik Banerjee, Lt Col Jamwal receive mountaineering awards

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer and journalist Manik Banerjee has been awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in recognition of his contribution to mountaineering over four decades, an IMF release said on Sunday. Banerjee was presented the 'Nain Singh Kishen Singh Lifetime Achievement Award' for 2017 for the promotion of mountain...

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Parents' lifestyle can affect your health even in adulthood

London, Nov 19 (IANS) Are you in the habit of smoking and drinking in front of your kids? Beware of it, as your kids may be passed on the same habits when they grow older. Children get strongly affected by such lifestyles and habits which is conducted by their parents in front them, especially at a young age, reveals a new finding. The study showed an example whereby if a parent ...

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Unicef expresses concern over Afghan children

Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has expressed concerns over the status of children, poor access to school and malnutrition in Afghanistan. We have very serious concern about the education of children in Afghanistan because there are 3.5 million children who are out of school while they are supposed to be in school, Adele Khodr, Unicef's country representative, told X...

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Russian bombers strike IS targets in Syria

Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) Russian long-range military bombers launched an airstrike on Islamic State facilities in eastern Syria on Saturday, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The strike was carried out by six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers on the IS facilities near the city of Abu kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, with the air cover provided by Su-30SM fighters deployed at the Khmeimim airbase...

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Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's The Story of a Brief Marriage -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. . Related in meditative, nuanced and powerful prose, the shattering novel marks the arrival of an extraordinary new literar...

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Indian girl dies in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Nov 18 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian girl died here after suffering from fever for a week. The girl, who was identified as Rayeesa, died on Friday and was a student of the kindergarten section of The Model School, Abu Dhabi. She was the only child of her parents who hail from the Malappuram district of Kerala, the Khaleej Times reported. Her father Rafi works...

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Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. Vijayalaxmi Khopade, the lawyer for one of the accused, said that the verdict was delivered by Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole under the Protection of Children from Sexu...

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Three found guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational gang-rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. Vijayalaxmi Khopade, the lawyer for one of the accused, said that the verdict was delivered by Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole under the Protection of Children from...

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