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India all-rounder Deepti Sharma to play for Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who played a vital role in the women's teams runners-up finish at the ICC World Cup this year, will be playing for Bengal in the coming domestic season. I am happy that I will be spending this domestic season with Jhulan (Goswami) di and there are other senior selectors here. It will be a good challenge for me and I hope to be groom...

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Bengali actress Rita Koiral dead

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Bengali film and television actress Rita Koiral died on Sunday after a three-month battle with liver cancer at a private city hospital, her family said. She was 58. Survived by a daughter, Koiral was a popular face on Bengali big and small screens and mostly portrayed negative roles. She worked with directors like Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh and Anjan Dutta...

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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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Lokesh Rahul has a bright future ahead: Herath

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Lokesh Rahul, who hit his ninth half-century in 11 Test matches, on Sunday came in for praise from veteran Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath, who stated the opener has matured a lot in these few years and has a bright future ahead of him. Rahul was 73 not out at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test against the visitors as India took a 49-run lead to post 171/1...

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India tried hard to get Sri Lanka all-out: Bhuvneshwar

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday said the bowlers could have been patient while trying to get rid of the Sri Lankan lower order and that they tried too hard resulting in the tourists taking a 122-run lead in the first Test here. Replying to India's first innings score of 172, the Lankans rode veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's fighting 67 to post 294 ...

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Sri Lanka's Herath denies Perera DRS controversy

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Experienced Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath denied the allegations that off-spinner Dilruwan Perera was looking at the dressing room while asking for a Decision Review System (DRS) in the 57th over of their first innings. I mean it is simple as this. I was asking for the review from Nigel (Llong). Maybe Dilwruwan also heard that. That's it, Herath told re...

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First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 4 scoreboard

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on Day 4 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Sri Lanka 1st Innings: Sadeera Samarawickrama c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 23 Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8 Lahiru Thirimanne c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav 51 Angelo Mathews c Lokesh Rah...

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India openers make merry against Sri Lanka bowlers to take 49-run lead

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul made mincemeat of the Sri Lankan bowling attack to help India take a 49 run-lead and end the fourth day at 171/1 at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Play was called off early due to bad light. After the tourists put up 294 on the board riding veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's 67 to take a 122-run lead, Dhawan ...

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Batsmen should be given leeway during DRS: Sanjay Manjrekar

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Former India opener Sanjay Manjrekar on Sunday said batsmen should be allowed to take cues from the dressing room when in doubt over a Decision Review System (DRS) call. Manjrekar was reacting after Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilruwan Perera asked for a Decision Review System (DRS) after apparently looking towards the dressing room. Batting on 0 after playing se...

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First Test: India off to a good start against Sri Lanka at Tea

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) India trail Sri Lanka by 52 runs after posting 70/0 at tea in their second innings on Day 4 of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Openers Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 51; 5x4) and Lokesh Rahul (36 off 51; 4x4) got off to a solid start to give the hosts a good platform to build on, when the umpires called for Tea. Brief scores: India first innings...

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Sri Lanka gain 122-run lead in opening Test

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka gained a vital 122-run lead before being bowled out for 294 in their first innings in the opening Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Resuming play at 263/8 after lunch break, India seamer Mohammed Shami wasted no time in packing back veteran Rangana Herath, who scored a valiant 105-ball 67. Playing in his home ground, Shami too...

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Transwomen turn teachers for Dalit children in Bengal

Malda/Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Motherhood transcends gender. Unconditional love knows no caste barriers. Defying norms, in a rundown neighbourhood in Malda in West Bengal, transwoman Arindam Saha Kundu (now known as Priyanka) and her fellow transgender friends (Abhijit Nag and Bapon Jemadar) are busy imparting education to more than 40 children belonging to the Dalit community that is larg...

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Perera's DRS moment creates controversy

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Bringing back memories of Australia skipper Steve Smith's brain fade incident earlier this year, Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilruwan Perera on Sunday asked for a Decision Review System (DRS) after apparently looking towards the dressing room. Batting on 0 after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7 in the 57th over, Perera was seen to be walking back after he was ...

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First Test: Sri Lanka lead India by 91 runs at lunch on Day 4

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilwuran Perera's controversial Decision Review System (DRS) call after apparently looking towards the dressing room was the centre of focus as Sri Lanka took a 91-run lead to post 263/8 at lunch on day four of the first Test here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Batting on 0 after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7 in the 57th over, Pe...

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Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes. Mondal, known for his inciting speeches, also asked ...

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87 Bengal kids taken to hospital as dead lizard is found in meal

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Eighty-seven students were rushed to hospital for a check-up after a dead lizard was found in one of the student's mid-day meal plate at a state-run primary school in West Bengal's Bankura district, an official said on Saturday. The incident took place in Mandarmani Primary School in Bankura district's Onda on Friday afternoon. According to district adminis...

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Boy ends life as father refuses to buy him motorbike

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) A Class IX student, whose body was found hanging in his room, apparently committed suicide after his father refused to buy him a motorbike, family sources said on Saturday. The victim, Sonu Haldar, a resident of Radhagovindapally in South 24 Parganas district's Sonarpur, was alone in his house on Friday, the sources said. Haldar had been pestering his fathe...

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Fake currency of Rs 6 lakh face value seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police has seized fake Indian currency notes of close to Rs 6 lakh face value from Ranibagan area of Baharampur in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Saturday. Three persons have been arrested in this connection. The seized currency included 298 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination each. Investigation is on to find whether ...

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Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions

By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space. A depression over the Bay of Bengal brought rain to Kolkata and the collective number of overs on the first two days could add up to one normal ...

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Kirui, Ayana among top favourites at ADHM 2017

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Reigning marathon world champion Geoffrey Kirui and London Worlds and Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana will be the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday's Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), the build up of which was marred by health concerns due to smog and rising pollution in the national capital. Some of the world's best and India's elite will vie for glory i...

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