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Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meme on official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress online magazine 'Yuva Desh' targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dubbed deplorable by the BJP on Tuesday, with the Congress youth wing later apologising for it. The meme also draw disapproval from the Congress, BJP's Union Ministers and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. Though t...

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Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being exposed over embarrassing issues ahead of the Gujarat elections. However, the government rejected the charg...

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Accommodation of dates a tradition: BJP on Winter Session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the Congress' charge as chorus of baseless allegations that the government is deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, saying accommodation of dates between an election campaign and the session is an established tradition in Indian polity. The ruling party also hit out at Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarju...

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I like accepting challenges: Ulka Gupta

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta, known for her roles in mythological and historical shows like Jhansi Ki Rani, Veer Shivaji and Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, says she likes accepting challenges. From Rani Laxmibai to Goddess Parvati, nothing came easy, the roles were equally challenging. But I like accepting challenges and giving my best shot in each performance, Ulka said in a statem...

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Proud of Sanal for believing in 'S Durga': Apurva Asrani

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani on Tuesday said he is proud that filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan believed in his movie S Durga and fought for justice in having it screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). A single bench of the Kerala High Court has directed that the Malayalam film S Durga be screened at the ongoing movie gala in Goa.

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IFFI's Indian Panorama begins with many a fumble

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Quite unexpectedly, there were no protests over the controversial exclusion of two films from the 48th IFFI's Indian Panorama at its inauguration by evergreen actress Sridevi here on Tuesday, but the event itself saw many a fumble. The Indian Panorama section of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been in news due to the exclusion of S Durga and...

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Calls to boycott IFFI 'madness', says Rahul Rawail

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail, who is the acting jury head of the Indian Panorama section of the 48th IFFI after Sujoy Ghosh resigned in the wake of the exclusion of two jury-suggested films in the final list, says calls to boycott the movie gala is madness. Rawail was a part of the jury headed by Ghosh, who had resigned after two films -- Sanal Sasidharan's Malayalam movi...

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Bhuvi, Dhawan released from India's squad

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan were on Monday released from Indian Test team playing Sri Lanka in three Tests. The BCCI would like to inform that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from India's Test team. The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal reasons, the Board...

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Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14. Among the other senior leaders who are star campaigners are AICC General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi...

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BJP says Rahul's elevation timed just before impending Gujarat defeat

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The BJP on Monday criticised the dynastic Congress over the expected elevation of its party Vice President Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, and said the timing of the CWC announcement was curious, coming before yet another impending defeat in Gujarat. In dynastic Congress party, performance and capability do not matter. Thus, despite a disastrous track record,...

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The last 10-15 overs put us under pressure: Chandimal

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) After staving off defeat by a whisker, Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal on Monday said the last 10-15 overs put his side under lot of pressure on day five of the first Test against India at the Eden Gardens here. After dominating the first four days of the game, Sri Lanka were reeling on 75/7 in their second innings when bad light forced the umpires to bring the...

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'Arrogant' Modi government has cast dark shadow on Parliamentary democracy: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on the country's Parliamentary democracy. Asserting that the government wanted to avoid questions and answers ahead of the Gujarat elections, she warned the NDA ...

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Punjab CM welcomes move for Rahul's elevation as Congress chief

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President, describing it as a step in the right direction to revive the party's fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Singh, who by his own admission was hurt by the way that Rahul had treated a senior leader like him in the run up to the Februar...

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We were five-six overs short of victory: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. We wanted to make a game out of this. We lost three wickets early in one spell of (Suranga) Lakmal so we had to play a little bit extra. (Virat) Kohli played a fabulous knock and that's what...

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First Test: India vs Sri Lanka final scoreboard

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Final scoreboard of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. India 1st Innings 172 Sri Lanka 1st Innings 294 India 2nd Innings Lokesh Rahul b Lakmal 79 Shikhar Dhawan c Dickwella b Shanaka 94 Cheteshwar Pujara c Dilruwan Perera b Lakmal 22 Virat Kohli not out 104

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Disappointed at not being able to convert fifties: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul, who has been guilty of not converting his fifties into hundreds of late in Test cricket, on Monday said he is disappointed and the team needs him to do that as an opening batsman. I am not worried but disappointed. I would converted atleast half of them into hundreds. My numbers would have been a lot different when the stats come up when ...

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We were fix-six overs short of victory: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul on Monday rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. We wanted to make a game out of this. We lost three wickets early in one spell of (Suranga) Lakmal so we had to play a little bit extra. (Virat) Kohli played a fabulous knock and t...

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Virat, Bhuvi shine as India narrowly miss splendid win vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Riding skipper Virat Kohli's superlative 50th international hundred, India came tantalisingly close to a victory but lack of time forced them to finish three wickets short and share the spoils with Sri Lanka on an eventful final day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Replying to India's second innings score of 352/8 declared, the visitors were re...

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India narrowly miss win in Eden Test vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli authored a captains knock of 104 not out while Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned spectacular figures of 11-8-8-4 as India narrowly missed a spectacular win when the first Test match against Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Brief scores: India 172 and 352/8 declared (Virat Kohli 104 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 94, Lokesh Rahul 79; Lakma...

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Virat shines with 50th international ton vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) His status as the finest batsman in the world once again underlined, India skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 50th international century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Monday. This was Kohli's 18th Test hundred with a six over extra cover off fast bowler Suranga Lakmal and he let out a big roar, going down on his knees to...

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