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Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. According to the State Election Commission, 54 per cent of the 1.32 crore electorate had exercised their franchise in polling that ended ...

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Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of men and women on Sunday voted amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. At least 42 per cent of the 1.32 crore electorate had exercised their franchise when 9.5 hours of polling ended at 5.30 p.m., the turnout hit by intense midday heat. Residen...

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Grand reception awaits Modi in 'Queen of Hills'

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A grand reception awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the Queen of Hills -- as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers -- this week to launch an air connectivity scheme and sound the poll bugle in the state, a BJP leader said on Sunday. This will be Modi's second visit to Himachal Pradesh since he became the Prime Minister in Ma...

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Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed total prohibition across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development. Liquor needs to be banned across the country. There must be total all-India prohibition for the country to progress, the Janata Dal-United President said while addressing a party rally to mark its entry into Mah...

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Scoreboard of Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match

Pune, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner b Unadkat 43 Shikhar Dhawan c Tripathi b Imran Tahir 30 Kane Williamson lbw b Christian 21 Moises Hen...

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IPL-10: Vintage Dhoni powers Pune to 6 wkt win over Hyderabad

Pune, April 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. With 47 needed off the last three overs, the situation was tailor made for ...

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Henriques' late blows propel Hyderabad to 176/3 vs Pune

Pune, April 22 (IANS) A late surge from all-rounder Moises Henriques helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) post a healthy 176/3 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Pune faltered in the death overs, leaking 63 runs in the last five overs with Henriques (55 not out from 28 balls) and D...

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Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of Islamic terror elements to save the country. The party said the town was on the route to becoming an IS terror factory. Mumbra, around 30 km to the north of Mumbai, is a town wi...

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I fear tampering with EVMs in MCD polls too: Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he fears 5 to 10 per cent EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the AAP to defeat this. In an interview, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also accused the Modi government of trying to cripple state governments not with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Saying he was 100 per ce...

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IPL-10: Pune opt to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Pune, April 22 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Both teams made one change to their playing XI with middle-order batsman Washington Sundar making his IPL debut for Pune in place of ...

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I'm happy on red beacon ban: Hema Malini

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini, who attended Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 on Friday, says that she is happy with Indian government's decision to ban red beacons from vehicles. It's a great move. I am really happy with Indian government's decision of red beacon ban because from my constituency, there are lot of people who make unnecessary demands to have re...

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25 swine flu cases reported in Bengal

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 25 swine flu cases have been detected in West Bengal this year so far, an official said on Friday. From January 1 till today (April 21), we have recorded 25 cases. This is the normal pattern and there is no reason to panic, said state' Director, Health Services, B.R. Satpathy. The flu is caused by the H1N1 virus. In 2015, India had witn...

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Nitish to address JD-U's Mumbai rally on April 22

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United will hold a rally in Mumbai on Saturday to mark its foray into Maharashtra politics, where Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar will be a key speaker. Prominent JD-U leaders from Bihar and other states will be present at rally venue Goregaon in north-west Mumbai to mark the formal launch of the party in Maharashtra, JD-U Mah...

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Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers' associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a me...

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Tata Trusts denies any connection with PIL on tobacco

Mumbai/Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Tata Trusts on Friday said it has no connection at all with a recent public interest litigation (PIL) on public sector entities' equity holding in the tobacco sector. Tata Trusts clarifies that it has no connection whatsoever with a recent PIL on government entities' equity holding in the tobacco sector, it said in a statement. According to it, the...

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Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail term to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed. Those convicted by District and Sessions Judge Amar Nath are Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh alias Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh. ...

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IPL: Confident Hyderabad face rejuvenated Pune

Pune, April 21 (IANS) A confident Sunrisers Hyderabad, on a two-match winning run, will face a rejuvenated Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Earlier this week, Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at home and now they play their third away match. They had lost their earlier tw...

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Government denounces bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday denounced the decision of a petroleum dealers' association to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays starting May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a meet...

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Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail terms to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed. Those convicted by District and Sessions Judge Amar Nath are Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam alias Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammed Farhan alias Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh. The Na...

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'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 20, 2017 was 46.02 billion cubic metres (BCM) which is 29 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was a...

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