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Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan waiver with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the agitation would be res...

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IPL: Gujarat vs Punjab scoreboard

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab here on Sunday. Kings XI Punjab innings (20 overs maximum): Manan Vohra c Dinesh Karthik b Nathu Singh 2 Hashim Amla c & b Shubham Agarwal 65 Shaun Marsh c Suresh Raina b Andrew Tye 30 Glen Maxwell lbw b Ravi...

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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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IPL: Punjab beat Gujarat by 26 runs to end losing run

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Sunday. Opening batsman Hashim Amla played a crucial knock of 65 as Punjab posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Gujarat could muster only 162/7, driven largely by Dines...

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Bowlers need to step up, says Raina

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) After going down to Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday, dejected Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said his bowlers need to step up as they are lacking confidence in the middle. Gujarat were beaten by Kings XI Punjab, who put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory. Opening bats...

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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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IPL: Amla's 65 fires Punjab to 188/7 against Gujarat

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Hashim Amla played a crucial knock of 65 as Kings XI Punjab posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20 overs against Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. Amla (65; 40b; 9x4, 2x6) shared a 70-run stand for the second wicket with Shaun Marsh (30 off 24 balls) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here.

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IPL: Gujarat opt to field against Punjab

Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. For Gujarat, Shubham Agarwal, Nathu Singh, Andrew Tye and Akshdeep Nath have come in place of James Faulkner, Ishan Kishan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni. Punjab have removed Swapnil Singh, Gurukeerat Singh and...

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World cranberry leader Ocean Spray eyes Indian market

Vancouver, April 23 (IANS) With Indians reporting high rate of urinary tract infections, the world's top cranberry producer Ocean Spray is eying the huge Indian market for its products. An egg-shaped dark red fruit native to North America, cranberry is a natural remedy or antibiotic for urinary tract infections and stomach ulcers. With annual sales of over $2.5 billon last year, ...

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Do away with blacklist on religious lines, Punjab CM urges Centre

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after getting central assurance on blacklisted Sikh youths, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested doing away with the list made on religious lines. Accepting that the current system was damaging to the psyche of Sikh youths, Rajnath Singh agreed to a relook on the sensitive issue. Raj...

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Hero keen to invest Rs 400 cr for 'cycle valley' in Punjab

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the revival in industry sentiment in Punjab, Hero Cycles on Saturday expressed interest in setting up a Rs 400 crore 'cycle valley', on the lines of the Silicon Valley, near the state's Sahnewal town. This was conveyed by Hero Cycles' Pankaj Munjal at a meeting with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here. During the meeting, the Chief Minister asked M...

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IPL: RCB look to inflict second straight home loss on KKR

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. A Chris Gayle hurricane (38-ball 77) coupled with Kohli's 50-ball 64 guided RCB to their second win of the campaign against Gujarat L...

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I-League: Minerva target top eight finish

Barasat (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to finish in the top eight for a berth in the Federation Cup while East Bengal will look to get their house in order when the two sides meet for an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here on Sunday. Minerva are ninth in the 10-team league table while East Bengal are third. After a spate of poor displays, Tre...

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Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India. He interacted with its commander, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra and others and was given a conducted tour of the Indian Navy's indigenous guided missile destroyer INS Kochi. Appreciating the strides being made by India in her ...

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Crowded international calendar is causing problems for IPL

The 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been dominated by uncapped Indian youngsters, more precisely the batsmen. They have also made up for the loss of top overseas as well as Indian players through injury. Almost all the squads for the Champions Trophy next month have been picked. Only the injuries to some of their key players are the worrying part for the India's natio...

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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: Gujarat look to consolidate vs Punjab

Rajkot, April 22 (IANS) Motivated by the morale-boosting four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Gujarat Lions will be aiming to keep the momentum going when they face Kings XI Punjab at home on Sunday. The Lions rode on skipper Suresh Raina's brilliant 46-ball-84 at the Eden Gardens on Friday to their second victory of the sea...

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Pakistani man survives on leaves for 25 years

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit that he developed because of extreme poverty, a media report said on Saturday. Mehmood Butt from Gujranwala district began living on leaves because he had no work and could not afford basic meal. Surprisingly, has never fell ill despite eating leaves all the...

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IPL: Bangalore look to inflict second straight home loss on Kolkata

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to carry forward the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. A Chris Gayle hurricane (38-ball 77) coupled with Kohli's 50-ball 64 guided RCB to their second win of the campaign against ...

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