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IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs

Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Veteran Australian all-rounder Watson took just 51 deliveries to bring up his third IPL century, guided by nine boundaries and six sixes, to propel Chenna...

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Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. I used to take rest while fielding. I need a break of minimum five overs. I always told the umpire that I had a bad stomach and used to leave the field. So Greg was...

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India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England. We are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup, Sehwag said during the launch of Boria Majumdar's book 'Eleven Gods and A Billion Indians' at the Fannatic Sports Museum here. Sehwag said this Indian team under Virat Kohl...

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India pushes for BRICS rating agency

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has urged the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries to set up an independent rating agency of the group, according to an Indian official. The renewed call for setting up a BRICS Rating Agency was given by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg at the first meeting of the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in...

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Indians consume far too less calcium than required

Warsaw, April 20 (IANS) Adults in India consume on an average about half the amount of calcium than required for healthy bones, according to a global map of dietary calcium intake launched on Friday. Calcium is a major component of bone, accounting for between 30-35 per cent of its mass and much of its strength. Low calcium intake has been linked to lower bone-mineral density, which incr...

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Japan-based Komori eyes Rs 200 crore business in India

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tokyo-based Komori Corporation -- the second largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- is aiming for over Rs 200 crore business in India this year, top company executives said here on Friday. Komori, which is involved with currency printing for several countries, including India, also announced the establishment of its India subsidiary that will ...

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Humble cow to be largest remaining mammal in 200 years: Study

New York, April 20 (IANS) The pace at which humans have been hunting down large mammals into extinction since the early ages, the largest remaining mammal in 200 years would be the domestic cow, warn researchers. It wasn't until human impacts started becoming a factor that large body sizes made mammals more vulnerable to extinction, said study co-author Kate Lyons from University of Nebr...

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SA leader leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Pretoria, April 20 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home, his office said. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption. Shops have been looted, roads barricaded and vehicles set alight, a BBC report s...

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Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM

London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Commonwealth nations, including the Prime Ministers of Australia and Bangladesh, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here. Strength in similar values of democracy, pluralism and Com...

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Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on margins of CHOGM

London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Africa, and the island nations of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and the Pacific on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here. Keeping with India's increasing engagements with Africa, Modi...

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Migration must be top EU priority: Italian PM

Bucharest, April 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy has tried hard to manage migration from Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- a long-term phenomenon that must be a top priority for the European Union, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday. We have made a major effort but this phenomenon (migration) is not just momentary and will be with us for decades to come, he told reporters after a meeting wit...

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India's growth rate highest among BRICS nations: Report

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India has been recording the highest growth rate amongst the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) economies, a KPMG report said here on Thursday. According to the report titled India Soars Higher, in spite of some reformative steps that slowed the growth momentum in the first quarter of FY18, the economy is likely to grow at 7.4 per cent in 201...

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Nasser Hussain tips Jemimah to be a future cricket star

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain has tipped talented Jemimah Rodrigues to be a star for the Indian women's cricket team. The 17-year-old Mumbai all-rounder Jemimah, the second-youngest women's T20I half-centurion, and the youngest from her country, was part of India's double-series wins in South Africa. She is also the youngest centrally-contr...

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Common admission portal for international students launched

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education to 200,000 international students by 2023. The portal 'Study in India' was launched here as an initiative by the Human Resource Development Ministry, aided by the External Affairs Ministry. Under the initiative, a total of 160 higher e...

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Ex-FBI agent admits sharing classified documents

Washington, April 18 (IANS) A former FBI agent has pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents with media outlets in an effort to reveal how the bureau treated minority communities, the media reported. As a field agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Minneapolis office, the counterterrorism agent Terry J. Albury provided a reporter with two documents between February 2016 and...

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Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training

New York, April 18 (IANS) Coffeehouse chain Starbucks has said that it will close over 8,000 of its outlets in the US for one day to conduct anti-bias training after two African-American men were arrested at a store last week, the media reported. Starbucks will close the stores on May 29 to offer the training to 175,000 employees, reports The New York Times. I've spent the last f...

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Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Cannes, April 18 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett will lead the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Denis Villeneuve and actors Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux are also a part of it. The jury will include five men and four women from seven nationalities and five continents, reported variety.com. Also serving on the jury are Chinese actor Chang Chen, Fr...

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Starbucks to shut US stores for racial-bias training

Washington, April 18 (IANS) Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it will close all its company-owned stores in the US for the afternoon on May 29 to train employees how to prevent racial discrimination in their stores In the wake of outrage over the arrest of two African-American men at one of its coffee shops last week, more than 8,000 stores will be closed and training will be provided ...

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Morocco hosts military drills joined by 15 countries

Rabat, April 18 (IANS) The Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR), together with armed forces from 15 countries, started military drills in southern part of the country, the army said on Tuesday. The military exercises are part of the mission of the US Africa Command, AFRICOM, which organises the African Lion military exercises in Morocco annually with the participation of partner countries, Xinhua...

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Gold Coast encouraging, Asian Games will be tough

For India, the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games is remembered more for weightlifter Subrata Paul testing positive for a banned drug than 32 medals the country won. The entire officialdom was there more to canvass for African support to host the Games in India. It took 20 years for India to host the Games which will again be remembered for real or imaginary scandals involving the ...

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