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    Good to see batsmen applying themselves and doing well: Rohit Sharma

    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday credited the top order batsmen for the 18-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in he Indian Premier League. “‘I think the way we batted in the first few overs was good. We were positive throughout. Good to see the batsmen applying themselves and doing well,” Rohit said at the post match presentation ceremony.  Mumbai Indian beat RCB by 18 runs to clinch

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    Czech beat France 3-1 in Fed Cup semifinal

    Ostrava: Defending champions Czech Republic beat France 3-1 to advance to the Fed Cup tennis final in the second day’s game of the last four stage.  World No.4 Petra Kvitova beat French player Caroline Garcia in straight sets of 6-4, 6-4 and got the winning point for the Czech team, while the French won the doubles on Sunday, reports Xinhua.  In the opening rubber on Saturday, Lucie Safarova beat Garcia in three

  • Former Bengal U-19 captain Ankit keshri succumbs to on-field injury

    Kolkata: In another tragic on-field incident after Phillip Hughes’ death last November, a promising Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri today passed away owing to an injury sustained during a Cricket Association of Bengal’s Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17.

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    Olympic long jump champion Maurren Maggi to retire

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s Olympic long-jump gold medallist Maurren Maggi has announced she will retire at the end of the year.  The 38-year-old said injuries and poor form had forced her to abort her dream of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, reports Xinhua.  “As everybody knows, it’s not always possible to do everything you want at the highest level,” Maggi said on Sunday.  Maggi, who won gold at

  • Virat Kohli

    We have lot of things to look at: Virat Kohli

    Bengaluru: Slipping to their second defeat in three matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said his team needed to work on lot of areas including bowling, approach to batting and conceding too many extras.  Kohli, however, was full of praise for AB de Villiers and David Wiese. For their scintillating batting. De Villiers struck 41 of 11 deliveries, while Wiese made an unbeaten 47.

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    Aston Villa rally to 2-1 win over Liverpool to meet Arsenal in FA Cup final

    London : Aston Villa produced a resilient performance on Sunday night as they came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 to set up a FA Cup final against title holders Arsenal. Attacking midfielder Phillipe Coutinho put Liverpool ahead in the 30th minute but the dangerous Christian Benteke immediately countered back to level the score for Villa six minutes later. Subsequently, Fabian Delph scored the winner nine minutes after the break to help Villa reach

  • US, Iraqi forces retake country’s largest oil refinery from IS militants

    Washington : Iraqi and US-led coalition forces have recaptured the country’s largest oil refinery from Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern town of Baiji, said the coalition. According to CNN, the Combined Joint Task Force said that Iraqi security forces regained complete control of the Baiji refinery. The task force said in a statement that Iraq is working to fortify the facility’s defenses. The statement said that the coalition conducted 47 airstrikes in the

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    Lok Sabha disrupted over Giriraj Singh’s remark

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was on Monday briefly adjourned when the Congress created a ruckus over a comment made against Sonia Gandhi by central minister Giriraj Singh.  Giriraj Singh had kicked up a row with his remarks asking whether Congress would have accepted Sonia Gandhi’s leadership had she not been white-skinned.  As soon as the house assembled for the second part of the budget session after a month-long break, Congress MP

  • Congress to strongly oppose ‘anti-poor, anti-farmer’ policy: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    New Delhi: Standing firm in opposition to the contentious Land Acquisition Bill of the NDA government, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday said his party will strongly oppose any anti-poor and anti-farmer policy. “We have a clear stand. We will strongly oppose any anti-poor, farmer policy,” Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

  • Xi Jinping

    Chinese president Xi Jinping leaves for Pakistan visit

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday left for a state visit to Pakistan, at the invitation of Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  President Xi will also visit Indonesdia where he will attend the Asian-African Summit and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    UN Crime Prevention Congress calls for action on recovering black money

    United Nations: A major UN meeting of law officials has called for a strong international action to track down and recover black money hidden in safe havens.  The 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which ended on Sunday in Doha, Qatar, declared that effective steps should be taken to trace, recover and freeze “money and other assets that have not been accounted for and are found in safe

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    Budget Session: PM Narendra Modi hopes for high level of constructive discussions

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was sure the second leg of Parliamentary Budget Session would witness high level of constructive discussions and debate to fulfill people’s aspirations. “The second half of Parliament Budget session begins today. I’m grateful to opposition parties for their cooperation in previous Parliament session. I’m confident second half of session will also see high level of constructive discussions with similar cooperation of all

  • Julie Bishop

    Australia announces intelligence sharing deal with Iran

    Canberra: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday announced an intelligence sharing deal with Iran on the Australians fighting with the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq. Bishop said Iran and Australia had agreed to share intelligence on Australian citizens fighting in Iraq as part of each country’s effort to counter IS fighters, ABC reported.  Speaking from Iran, Bishop said the two countries had a common purpose in defeating IS extremists.

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    US condemns IS’ beheading of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

    London : The US has condemned the killing of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya by Islamic State (IS) militants who released a video showing the beheadings. According to BBC, the video shows two groups of men, one group is beheaded on a beach and another group is shown being shot in the head in a desert. The victims are believed to be Ethiopian Church members in Libya that is seized by IS militants. Ethiopian Information

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    Prashant Bhushan delivers stinging reply to AAP show-cause notice

    New Delhi : Dissident Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday delivered a stinging reply to the show-cause notice issued to him by the party’s national disciplinary committee, saying he wasn’t aware as to who constituted the committee and when and how it was done.

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    Kim Jong-un climbs highest mountain peak in North Korea

    London : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country’s highest mountain peak as he believes that “climbing Mount Paektu provides precious mental pabulum” that is more powerful than nuclear weapons. According to BBC, Kim’s photos show him standing on a snowy mountaintop with the sun behind him. Kim Jong-Il is said by the state to have been born on the mountain, however many historians say he was actually born in Russia. The purpose

  • Gold seized from woman passenger

    Chennai: Gold worth around Rs 35 lakh was seized from a woman passenger, who arrived at the airport here from Singapore today, airport officials said. The gold, weighing 1.3 kgs, was found in the baggage of the passenger, they said. The passenger, a resident of Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli, was detained for questioning, they said.