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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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'Bharat Ane Nenu': Mahesh Babu plays a politician India needs

Film: Bharat Ane Nenu; Language: Telugu; Director: Koratala Siva; Cast: Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj and Kiara Advani; Rating: **** Not once does this politician raise his voice. His soft and gentle eyes harden into steel when pushed against the wall. But otherwise, Mahesh Babu as Bharath, the heir-apparent Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, doesn't need to raise his voice to be heard.

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County stint will help me improve as a batsman: Kohli

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that playing county cricket in England ahead of their tour later this summer will help improve his game. It was confirmed last month that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had granted permission for him to seek a deal. Playing county cricket will help me improve my game, Kohli told NDTV. I think it...

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Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show. Beta-thalassemia is a genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to produce a key component of hemoglobin -- a critical protein in red blood cells that carries oxyge...

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Sharapova to feature in Birmingham tourney

London, April 19 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said that she planned to play in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England, to prepare for the grass courts of Wimbledon. I'm excited to return to play the Nature Valley Classic. I feel like the fans in Birmingham and I go back a long way and I've got a lot of good memories of playing there, Sharapova said on Wednesday, r...

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IPL-2018: All-round KKR record facile seven-wicket win over Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stretched their winning run to two games by registering a facile seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday. After restricting RR to 160/8, the two-time champions, who also won against Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs in their last game, rode on Robin Uth...

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IPL-2018: KKR bowlers restrict Rajasthan to 160/8

Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 160/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday. Sunil Narine had an off day leaking 48 runs in four overs without taking a wicket but in-form Nitish Rana put his hand up to remove openers Ajinkya Raha...

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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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After CWG silver, boxer Satish now targets Olympic gold

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Having narrowly lost the Super Heavyweight (+91 kilogram) title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian boxer Satish Kumar Yadav is now looking forward to winning gold at bigger events like the Asian Games and Olympics. Satish lost by a unanimous 0:5 verdict to Frazer Clarke of England after an extremely hard fought final in which both boxers pushed ...

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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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UK unemployment rate lowest since 1975

London, April 17 (IANS) The unemployment rate in the UK declined in February to its lowest level in more than 40 years, while wage growth strengthened, signs that the labour market remained healthy despite weak growth at the start of the year, a report revealed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate declined to 4.2 per cent in the three months through February, compared with 4.3 per cent in t...

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Bodies of Indian family missing in US found

Washington, April 17 (IANS) The bodies of all four members of an Indian family, which perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into a river in California earlier this month, have been found, the authorities said. Searchers recovered the submerged bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, and his daughter, Saachi, 9, from the Eel River in Leggett, California, on Sunday, the Mendocino Co...

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IPL-2018: KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders rode on on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's heroics to snap a two-game losing streak and register a 71-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Put in by their celebrated former captain Gautam Gambhir, KKR piled up 200/9 as in-form Rana smashed a 35-ball 59 with Russ...

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IPL-2018: KKR canter to 71-run win over Delhi

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), riding on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's heroics, snapped a two-game losing streak in style to register a 71-run victory over Gautam Gambhir's Delhi Daredevils in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Put in by their celebrated former captain Gambhir, KKR saw in-form Rana smash a 35-ball 59 ...

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IPL: Delhi opt to field against Kolkata

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and asked the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to bat in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. After the five-wicket loss in Hyderabad on Saturday, the home side has made one change with England's Tom Curran coming in for Mitchell Johnson. The visitors also made one change ...

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Urban areas have more 'nuisance' birds than songbirds

London, April 16 (IANS) If you are living in a crowded urban area, there are more chances for you to see birds that cause nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy, says a study. People in crowded urban areas -- especially poor areas -- see fewer songbirds such as tits and finches and more potential nuisance birds such as pigeons, magpies and gulls, showed the results based on ext...

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Urban areas crowded with 'nuisance' birds

London, April 16 (IANS) If you are living in a crowded urban area, there are more chances for you to see birds that cause a nuisance than those that make us genuinely happy. People in crowded urban areas -- especially poor areas -- see fewer songbirds such as tits and finches, and more potential nuisance birds, such as pigeons, magpies and gulls, showed the results based on extensive bir...

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Manchester City win EPL title

Manchester, April 16 (IANS) Manchester City clinched the English Premier League (EPL) football title with five rounds of games left as second-placed Manchester United fell 16 points behind following their 0-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion here on Sunday. After 33 rounds of matches, Pep Guardiola-coached Man City have 87 points, while Man United have 71 points. If Jose Mourinho-coached M...

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Other teams prefer to avoid Uruguay: Forlan

Madrid, April 15 (IANS) Former Uruguay football star Diego Forlan has said that the country's football team is ready to make a deep run at the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer. For Uruguay, the important thing is to get out of the group, which is the hardest part. Sometimes you start off by losing your first game, which is what happened to us in Brazil, and then you have to win to st...

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Modi hails India's performance at Gold Coast CWG

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Congratulating India's contingent at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the competitors will motivate more youngsters to pursue sports. India finished the CWG with 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. This year's total of 66 medals is the third highest haul for India in the history of the CWG. ...

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