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KKR's Gambhir gung-ho about team's bowlers

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) All keyed up after an emphatic 82-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their IPL game on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir was all praise for his bowlers who shot out the star-studded visiting batting line up for a mere 49, the lowest in the tournament history. The bowling department was very professional, I've not seen as im...

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Kohli pulls up RCB batsmen for reckless show

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) A dejected Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday admonished his batsmen after collapsing to a 82-run defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders here, saying such performance from the famed batting line up was unacceptable. Calling it the RCB's worst batting performance, Kohli said that it really hurts. The visitors were bundled out for 4...

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Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour. The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a cheque of Rs 10 lakh at an awards ceremony here. Satyarthi, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014...

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IPL: KKR vs RCB scoreboard

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Kolkata Knight Riders Sunil Narine c Yuzvendra Chahal b Stuart Binny 34 Gautam Gambhir c Kedhar Jadhav b Tymal Mills 14 Robin Uthappa lbw b Samuel Badree 11 Manish Pandey c Samuel Badree b Yuzven...

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KKR bowl out RCB for IPL's lowest-ever score to score remarkable win

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made short work of Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting lineup to and script a remarkable 82-run win in a high-voltage Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Chasing the KKR's low 131, the visitors were bundled out for 49, the lowest total in the Indian Premier League. The previous being was ...

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Bengal Governor sustains minor injury after fall

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday. Tripathi, who was attending a book release function at an auditorium in south Kolkata, met with the accident when he was going towards his seat on the dais. An official said the Governor lost balance after a microphone wire pro...

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IPL: Chahal's 3/16 helps RCB restrict KKR to low total

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) An excellent spell by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bundle out Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for 131 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Chahal returned figures of 3/16 while the other RCB bowlers also did well to restrict the hosts to the low total. Tymal Mills -- playing in p...

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Four injured, train services hit in Bengal after storm, rains

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Four persons were injured and train services partially disrupted as a a 'Norwester' storm hit Kolkata and the southern districts of West Bengal, triggering rains on Sunday evening. Four passengers were injured when an uprooted tree fell on an auto rickshaw at Chandannagar of Hooghly district, police said. Train services were hit in the Sealdah Main sectio...

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Bengal governor sustains minor injury after fall

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday. Tripathi, who was attending a book release function at an auditorium in south Kolkata, met with the accident when he was going towards his seat on the dais. An official said the Governor lost balance after a microphone wire pro...

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12-year-old murders friend over Rs 250 cricket match bet

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday. The accused has been taken into custody, police said. The body of the victim was found on Saturday. The accused and the victim, both resident of Daspara under Liluah police station, had b...

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Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday The new mandatory 'Tender Conditions and Standardised Norms', focusing on procuring from Indian firms, have been circulated to all metro companies...

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IPL: Bangalore elect to bowl against Kolkata

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss, which was delayed by rain for approximately 45 minutes, and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Despite the rain taking away around 30 minutes of the scheduled time, the umpires decided that minimum overs of 20 per si...

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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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Rain delays toss between Kolkata-Bangalore at Eden

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Rain delayed the toss of the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Just when the teams were warming up -- with the toss barely five minutes away, the covers were brought in much to the chagrin of a full-house crowd here. --IANS dm/pur/dg ...

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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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Kohli-Gayle-AB trinity is talk of Kolkata at Eden's

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) It's like a wedding function since we have arrived here at the team hotel, a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spokesperson gushed on Sunday morning, hours before the side's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here. Our team bus has been chased from the hotel and at the ground while entering for practice it was crazy, said the official, ...

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Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Seasonal thunderstorm swept across various parts of the city and suburban areas disrupting train services and blocking major roads by uprooting trees on Saturday evening, officials said. Train services in the city's circular railway has completely disrupted after the storm. There was also a temporary disruption in Baraipur-Lakhikantapur line under the Sealdah sou...

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BFC thrash DSK in I-League tie

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) produced a dominant performance to humiliate DSK Shivajians 7-0 in their football I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. BFC blew away the opposition in the first half. Sunil Chhetri opened the floodgates in the 20th minute before Alwyn George (22nd), Eugeneson Lyngdoh (25th) and Seminlen Doung...

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Anyone against 'Jai Sri Ram' chants to become history: Bengal BJP

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Referring to the BJP's strong presence all over the country, the party's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said anyone opposing the chants of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Sri Ram will become history. People all over the country, starting from Gujarat to Guwahati, Kashmir to Kanyakumari, will chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Jai Sri Ram'. Whoever opp...

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Not enough global political will to prioritise children: Satyarthi

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said the world lacks enough global political will to prioritise children and adequate budgetary allocations have not been made for education, health and child protection. There is a need of global political will to prioritise children and that is not so adequate which is supposed to be. I always call upon the governmen...

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