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Trump makes special call to US astronaut Peggy Whitson

Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump made a special Earth-to-space call to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Whitson, you have broken the record for the most total time spent in space by an American astronaut, 534 days and counting, Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying on M...

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Ibrahimovic says he will decide when to hang boots

Manchester, April 24 (IANS) Manchester United veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Monday that he will decide when it is time to stop playing football. The Swedish striker sustained a serious knee injury during Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg victory over Anderlecht and will be sidelined for six to eight months. One thing is for sure, I decide when it's time to st...

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Smart cities expo to showcase 5 major exhibitions

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Five major exhibitions -- 'Buildings India', 'Solar India', 'Transport India', 'Smart Cities India', and 'Water India' -- will be held at the International Smart Cities expo here in which 40 countries will participate, it was announced on Monday. One Mega Event: Smart Cities Expo 2017, organised by Exhibitions India Group and India Trade Promotion Organisation ...

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Flamengo enter Carioca championship final

Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich striker Paolo Guerrero struck two second-half goals as Flamengo defeated Botafogo 2-1 in their Carioca championship semi-final. Flamengo will now meet Fluminense in the final, to be played over two legs on April 30 and May 7, reports Xinhua news agency. Guerrero opened the scoring just after the interval at the Maracana Stadium...

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Feyenoord one win away from Dutch league title

Amsterdam, April 24 (IANS) With AFC Ajax losing 0-1 to PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord need only one victory to clinch their first Dutch football championship since 1999 as the Rotterdam club inched closer to the title beating Vitesse 2-0. Three days after reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League after an extra time match against Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Ajax on Sunday had to ...

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French league: Monaco regain top spot; Nice held 1-1 by Toulouse

Paris, April 24 (IANS) AS Monaco went back to the top spot on goal difference after winning 2-1 at Olympique Lyon while third-placed Nice dropped crucial points in the Ligue 1 title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Toulous. Strikers Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe earned Monaco a two-goal lead going into halftime late on Sunday night before Lyon's midfielder Lucas Tousart pulled ...

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Argentine media hails 'epic' Messi

Buenos Aires, April 24 (IANS) The Argentine media has heaped praise on star footballer Lionel Messi for his match winning performance for FC Barcelona in the 'El Classico' against bitter rivals Real Madrid. The Argentine star scored two goals, including a sublime curling strike in the last minute of the second half added time as Barcelona clinched a thrilling 3-2 win at the Santiago Bern...

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CISF to host Delhi part of 'Oorja' CAPF football tournament

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will host the Delhi part of the 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's national football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from May 1 to 10, it was announced on Monday. A total of 16 teams (eight men's and eight women's) from schools and clubs will take part in the Delhi competition of the 'Oorja' tour...

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Afghan peace linked to regional peace: Pakistani minister

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is directly linked to peace in neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, a minister has said. Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said this in a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Eklil Ahmed Hakimi on Sunday during which he apprised the latter of the economic situation in Pakistan, The News International cited a Finance Ministry stat...

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Messi the master as Barca beat Real Madrid

Madrid, April 24 (IANS) Lionel Messi scored a goal in virtually the last second of the game to give FC Barcelona a thrilling 3-2 win away to Real Madrid and blow the race for the Spanish football league title wide open. The result here on Sunday night leaves Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid at the top of the table, although Madrid have played a game less. A win for the ...

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Ex-Goa CM granted bail in illegal mining case

Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was granted ex-parte anticipatory bail by a trial court here on Monday, over the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining case which is under investigation. Kamat, who was summoned by the the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Goa Police Crime Branch to appear before the investigating officer on Monday morning, was granted bail ...

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Obama's first public address post presidency

New York, April 24 (IANS) Three months after leaving the White House, former US President Barack Obama will deliver his first public remarks of his post-presidency on Monday, a media report has said. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders in his adopted hometown of Chicago, CNN reported. The event at the University of Chicago was billed by his office as a conversation on co...

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Lajong hold Mumbai in I-League tie

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Yuta Kinowaki produced a late equaliser as Shillong Lajong FC held Mumbai FC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League football match at the Cooperage Stadium here on Sunday evening. Mumbai took the lead almost immediately after the start when Victorino Fernandes found the net in the second minute with a powerful shot following a build up from the midfield. However, Ki...

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Benching Hazard was part of plan: Chelsea coach Conte

London, April 23 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed that benching winger Eden Hazard was part of the plan that ultimately worked during the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium here. Hazard and Diego Costa were surprisingly omitted from Chelsea's starting XI on Saturday to take on their bitter London rivals. But the attacking pair m...

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Consider January-December financial year, Modi urges states

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year. Making the observation while delivering the closing remarks at the third meeting of the Governing ...

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East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie

Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal finally broke their losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. East Bengal strikers Wedson Anselme (31st minute) and Robin Singh (52nd) struck on either side of the break before Bikash Jairu (90th) scored the best goal of the match in the closing...

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BJP complains to EC against AAP's Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct during the civic polls. Demanding legal action against Sisodia, Delhi BJP Vice-President Abhay Verma and BJP Legal Cell member Neeraj claimed that the AAP leader had, during an interview to a pr...

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East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie

Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal defeated Minerva Punjab FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. East Bengal strikers Wedson Anselme (31st minute) and Robin Singh (52nd) struck on either side of the break before Bikash Jairu (90th) scored the best goal of the match in the closing stages as the Kolkata giants claimed victory...

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Mainz stun Bayern, Dortmund beat Monchengladbach in German Bundesliga

Berlin, April 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich dropped points for the second time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw by FSV Mainz 05 while Raphael Guerreiro's late winner helped Dortmund to edge Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-2 at the 30th round in Bundesliga. Carlo Ancelotti's men bounced back twice to secure a two-all draw against spirited Mainz on Saturday, who extended Bayern's winless run...

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PSG beat Montpellier 2-0 to move atop Ligue 1

Paris, April 23 (IANS) Edinson Cavani's 31st league goal of the season earned defending champions Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 home win against Montpellier, sending the club to the top of Ligue 1 table past Monaco, who have two more games in hand. It was also Cavani's 44th goal in all competitions this season. The Uruguayan striker put Blaise Matuidi's left-flank cross into the net at the 2...

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