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    Maharashtra BJP state executive meeting postponed

    Mumbai: The three-day long state executive meeting of Maharashtra BJP unit, scheduled in Kolhapur from May 4, has been postponed. The meeting has been postponed as the Parliament session is in progress and all MPs will not be able to attend the party conclave, state BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said here today. This was to be the first major meeting of the state BJP unit after the party came to power in the state in October last year. BJP president Amit Shah was scheduled to

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    Devendra Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today instructed the officials to keep in touch with tourists from the state in Nepal in the wake of a high-intensity quake rattling the Himalayan state. Fadnavis also alerted the State Disaster Management team to be prepared for rescue operations at any location in Nepal and India, if required “I have instructed state officials to be in touch with tourists from Maharashtra in Nepal and to give all the support and help to them,” Fadnavis said.

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    78-year-old gets lifer for murdering his son over maintenance

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has confirmed a lower court order awarding life imprisonment to a 78-year-old man for killing his son for not paying him maintenance. Bhimsha Gurusidha Chendke, a convict lodged in Yerwada prison in Pune, had filed an appeal in the high court challenging a sessions court order awarding him life term for killing his son on May 16, 2011 with an axe in Kalappawadi village in Solapur district.

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    HC quashes FIR against businessman accused of molestation

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has quashed an FIR lodged against a city businessman, accused of molesting a woman, after she withdrew the allegation. The HC action came after the woman filed an affidavit withdrawing the charges levelled against the businessman, Bhavin Parikh, who was arrested after the FIR was filed. Parikh had later moved the court seeking quashing of the FIR and the woman, in her reply, had given consent for withdrawing the proceedings.

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    Welcome to age of 4D printers with ‘shape shifting’ 4th dimension

    Washington: As per a new research, with new technology that is taking 3-D printing to an entirely new level, we’re onto 4-D printing now. The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong is helping to set the pace in the next revolution in additive manufacturing.

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    Jonty Rhodes names new born baby girl India

    Mumbai: Former South Africa cricketer and current Mumbai Indians fielding coach Jonty Rhodes and wife Melanie have named their new born baby girl India. The couple were blessed with a baby daughter on Thursday. The couple named the baby India Jeanne Rhodes.

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    Martina Navratilova steps down as Agnieszka Radwanska’s coach

    London: Martina Navratilova has stepped down as coach to world number nine Agnieszka Radwanska after a brief five-month stint with the polish tennis player. Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam titles as a player, was hired on a part-time basis in December and said that she had under-estimated the time it would take to make this proper and good, the BBC reported.

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    George Foreman claims superior talent Mayweather better than Muhammad Ali

    Washington: Former world heavyweight champion George Foreman believes that unbeaten US boxer Floyd Mayweather is not wrong in claiming that he should be considered as the greatest fighter of all time, even better than legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Earlier in the week, Mayweather had attracted widespread criticism as he said that he “couldn’t care less” for upsetting people by claiming that he is better than Ali. Mayweather claimed that although he respects Ali and acknowledge all the

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    Chinese consortium close to taking over AC Milan

    Rome: AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is preparing to weigh up two separate offers for the football club that could see a majority stake in the Italian Serie A giants sold to either a Thai or Hong Kong businessman. Speculation surrounding the eventual sale of the seven-time European champions has intensified in the past year amid the club’s struggle to keep up with the pace in Serie A, and their recurring failure to qualify for

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    Celta to give stern test to Real Madrid

    Vigo (Spain): Spanish football club Real Madrid face a potentially complicated away game on Sunday as they bid to overhaul Barcelona at the top of La Liga. Carlo Ancelotti’s side, fresh from their 1-0 triumph over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, must travel to the north-west of Spain to face an in-form and confident Celta Vigo, reports Xinhua.

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    Italian eyewear maker Luxottica claims next gen Google Glass coming soon

    Washington: The CEO of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica has said that the next generation Google Glass will be coming out soon and that the company will continue its partnership with Google to make the device more stylish. According to the Verge, Massimo Vian said in a shareholders meeting that there are second thoughts in Google on how to interpret the third version of the Glass. However, the second version has not yet been completed and there

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    Narine available for selection: Gautam Gambhir

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday confirmed that West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, reported for suspected bowling action, will be up for selection against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday.  Narine’s action was reported by the match officials after the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam.

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    Life without Narine set to begin as KKR face tough Royals test

    Kolkata: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their ‘mystery spinner’ Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals in an IPL Cricket tournament match, here tomorrow.

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    Welshman Ryan Giggs will succeed me at United: Louis van Gaal

    Manchester:  Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said on Saturday that it was Welshman Ryan Giggs who is likely to succeed  him. “I expect that he (Giggs) will be the next manager after I am gone. Now I have the responsibility. He has tasks that he has to perform like the players. What he has to do, for me, he does it very well,” van Gaal was quoted as saying by MUTV.

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    Students think better while standing on their feet

    Washington : A new study has revealed that students think better on their feet, literally. Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health study found that students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts and showed 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks that equates to an extra 7 minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.

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    Pep Guardiola brands Barca as `best team in the world` ahead of CL semifinal clash against Bayern

    London : Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has termed his former club Barcelona as the ‘best team in the world’, after both the teams were being drawn against each other for the high-octane Champions League semifinal clash. Guardiola, who left the Catalan giants in 2012 after a four-year successful stint, will make an emotional return to his hometown on May 6 in the first-leg of the game.

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    Diet Pepsi will no longer contain artificial sweetener aspartame

    Washington : Pepsi has announced that the company will no longer use the artificial sweetener and sugar substitute called aspartame that is being used in Diet Pepsi for decades. According to the Verge, the company said that the change will come this year. Aspartame will be removed from all Diet Pepsi brand including its caffeine-free alternative, the regular product and Diet Pepsi Cherry. Aspartame is being replaced with a blend of artificial sweeteners sucralose and

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    IS militants punish citizens with 80 lashes if seen wearing football team jerseys

    London : Islamic State (IS) militants have banned people from wearing the jerseys of football teams like Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan as it represents idol worship.The citizens are punished with 80 lashes if they are seen breaking the rules in public.

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    Human traffickers now on Facebook

    London : Businesses are increasingly using social media — even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to a Financial Times report.