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DRI recovers 24 pieces of ivory in Guwahati

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has recovered 24 pieces of ivory weighing 5.8 kgs near Guwahati Railway station in Assam, the agency said in a release on Sunday. Acting on specific intelligence, the DRI sleuths intercepted two persons from near the railway station and seized the ivory from their possession on Saturday. The interception took place as...

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Petrol prices rise for 14th straight day; cross Rs 78 mark in Delhi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices increased for the 14th consecutive day on Sunday, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78.12 per litre in the national capital. According to the data from oil marketing major IndianOil, petrol price rose to Rs 78.12 in Delhi from Rs 77.97 a litre on Saturday. Along with Delhi, prices in Mumbai and Chennai have already r...

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Petrol prices rise for 14th straight day; cross Rs 78 mark in Delhi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices increased for the 14th consecutive day on Sunday, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78.12 per litre in the national capital. According to the data from oil marketing major IndianOil, petrol price rose to Rs 78.12 in Delhi from Rs 77.97 a litre on Saturday. Along with Delhi, prices in Mumbai and Chennai have already r...

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Eden Gardens voted best ground of IPL 2018

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Eden Gardens has been voted the best ground in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Home to Kolkata Knight Riders, the picturesque Eden hosted nine matches this season including the Eliminator and the second qualifier and seven home games of KKR. In a tweet, former India captain Sourav Ganguly revealed this ahead of the official BCCI announcement on ...

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CAB to wait for Supreme Court's July 5 hearing

Kolkata, May 26 IANS) Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) would wait for the Supreme Court's hearing on July 5 on implementing the Lodha Committee's recommendations, its president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Saturday. We will wait for Supreme Court's final order on July 5, Ganguly told reporters after a Special General Meeting (SGM) here. The Supreme Cour...

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Sheikh Hasina visits Netaji's house

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday visited Netaji Bhawan, the ancestral house of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, here. Hasina posed for photographers before the iconic German Sedan Wanderer car - kept in a glass enclosure on the ground floor of the building - which had ferried Bose during his 'Great Escape' from India on the night ...

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Hasina, Mamata discuss education, culture, business

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday held discussions on wide-ranging topics including education, business and culture with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. We discussed our education, culture, business, for the well-being of the people of both the countries, Banerjee said after the talks at a South Kolkata five star hotel where Sheikh Has...

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Rashid Khan is the player to watch in IPL final

The Indian Premier League 2018 will end on Sunday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) meeting for the fourth time in the highly popular Twenty20 league this season. CSK beat SRH in all their three meetings, both the league games as well as in the first qualifier, even though the Hyderabad team topped the leaue standings after each of the eight teams played 14 mat...

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Endangered soft-shell turtles seized in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) West Bengal's CID on Saturday seized a consignment of endangered Indian soft-shell turtles having market value of almost Rs 20 lakh from the state's Howrah district, according to an official statement. Acting on a tip off that the turtles - smuggled from Bhubaneswar - were being taken to North 24 Parganas district via National Highway 6, the CID organised a raid in...

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Petrol prices rise for 13th straight day; almost Rs 78 in Delhi

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices increased for the 13th day in a row on Saturday, with the fuel being sold at Rs 77.97 per litre in the national capital. The price rose to Rs 77.97 in Delhi from Rs 77.83 a litre on Friday, data from the Indian Oil Corp website showed. Along with Delhi, prices in Mumbai and Chennai have already reached record levels and are only rea...

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CSK are favourites to win IPL crown: Survey

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) On the eve of the high-octane Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the M.S Dhoni-led yellow brigade have been voted as the strong favourites by a sports fans survey to win their third title at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. According to the survey conducted by Indian Sports Fan, an online la...

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IPL Playoffs: Rana's run out cost us the game, says Karthik

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik feels Nitish Rana's run out cost them dear as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 on Friday. Chasing 175 for victory, KKR were cruising at 87/1 when Rana slipped trying to run a second and Rashid Khan combined with wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha to effect t...

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Chennai, Hyderabad face off in high-octane IPL final

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The 51-day long T20 carnival has finally reached its climax as two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face-off in the summit clash of the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede stadium here on Sunday. While Chennai, the two-time IPL champions, already made to the final beating Hyderabad by two wickets in the...

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Not surprised by Rashid's batting show: Yusuf Pathan

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Experienced Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Yusuf Pathan said Rashid Khan's belligerent batting against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 was not a surprise. Rashid on Friday plundered an unbeaten 10-ball 34 towards the end of Sunrisers' innings to help them get out of a hole and score 174/7. Eventually those extr...

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You did yourself proud: Shah Rukh to KKR team

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is still smiling even after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) failed to make it to final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 and says the team is awesome. Well was not to be. Will have to cancel my flight but KKR well done. You did yourself proud. All of you so well done. Love you and yes I am smiling. Thanks for the entertainment an so many m...

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Surging petrol prices may ease as crude cost declines

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Petrol prices across the four metro cities rose for the 12 consecutive day on Friday, but consumers can expect some respite in the coming days as global crude oil cost eased. In the national capital, price of petrol rose to Rs 77.83 from Rs 77.47 per litre on day-to-day basis. Similarly, petrol prices also rose in other major cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Ch...

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IPL-Playoffs: Rashid dedicates performance to blast victims in Afghanistan

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan on Friday dedicated his man of the match award to those who lost their lives in a blast during a cricket game in his hometown earlier this month. Rashid Khan's virtuoso display with bat (10-ball 34) and ball (3/19) helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 13 runs to book their place in the final of the Ind...

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IPL-Playoffs: All-round Rashid propels Hyderabad into final

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan starred with bat and ball to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fix a date with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sunday's final after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. Sunrisers will take on CSK in the summit clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumba...

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Surging petrol prices may ease as crude cost declines

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Petrol prices across the four metro cities rose for the 12 consecutive day on Friday, but consumers can expect some respite in the coming days as global crude oil cost eased. In the national capital, price of petrol rose to Rs 77.83 from Rs 77.47 per litre on day-to-day basis. Similarly, petrol prices also rose in other major cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Ch...

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Tagore's vision shows the way in maintaining world peace: Modi

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday iterated that Nobel Laureate polymath Rabindranath Tagore's vision has shown the way in maintaining world peace. In maintaining world peace and cooperation, Tagore's vision has always shown us the way and will keep doing it always, Modi wrote in the visitor's book of Rabindra Bhavan, the museum of Visva-Bharati University. ...

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