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Youngsters will carry their IPL confidence into SL series, feels Bhuvneshwar

Six uncapped players in the squad might make it seem that India have come with an inexperienced group for the white-ball series against Sri Lanka but tour vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar says it is not the case as the entire lot has the requisite confidence thanks to IPL. With major stars like skipper Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma in England for an upcoming Test series, the Indian team for series against Sri Lanka is being led by opener Shikhar Dhawan and features half a dozen uncapped players. Many…

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Stan Swamy dies in custody awaiting medical bail; Bombay HC expresses shock

Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died on Monday while waiting for an interim bail on medical grounds. Dr Ian D’souza, director of the Mumbai-based Holy Family Hospital, the private facility where Swamy was undergoing treatment, and the tribal rights activist’s lawyer Mihir Desai informed a bench of the Bombay High Court of his death following cardiac arrest. The bench, comprising Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar, expressed shock over the news and said it was at a loss of words and…

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WB Post-poll violence: SC seeks Centre’s response for imposing President Rule in state

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea seeking direction to the Centre to impose President’s Rule in West Bengal in view of deteriorating law and order situation due to the post-poll violence which started on May 2, the day of assembly election results. The plea also sought direction to the Centre to deploy armed/paramilitary forces in the aid of the administrative authorities to bring normalcy in the state and to save it from internal disturbances. Besides, the PIL has sought setting up of a Special Investigation Team…

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Amruta Khanvilkar celebrates three years of ‘Raazi’

On the occasion of the third anniversary of Alia Bhatt-fronted “Raazi”, actor Amruta Khanvilkar on Tuesday reminisced about the making of the hit espionage drama. Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, the film is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel “Calling Sehmat”. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, “Raazi” featured Bhatt as Sehmat Khan, who crossed the border in 1971 as an Indian spy after she gets married to a Pakistani military officer Iqbal Syed (Vicky Kaushal) and extracted crucial classified information. Khanvilkar, who essayed the role of Munira Syed, the sister-in-law…

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Asian shares slide after tech sell-off on Wall Street

Shares dropped Tuesday in Asia after selling of several Big Tech companies pulled US benchmarks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 2.8% and Hong Kong lost 2.4% early Tuesday. Despite reassurances from the Federal Reserve and a much weaker than expected US jobs reading last week, investors have refocused on the potential for surging prices to pressure central banks into tapering off on their massive stimulus and ultra-low interest rates, analysts said. Investors seem to look past the jobs report and continue to place their focus on the inflation narrative with…

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Kejriwal thanks PM after Delhi receives 730 MT of oxygen on May 5

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the national capital received 730 metric tonnes of oxygen on May 5. In a letter, Kejriwal said that it was for the first time the national capital received more than 700 metric tonnes of the life-saving gas. “Delhi has a consumption of 700 metric tonnes of oxygen on a daily basis. We have been urging the Centre on a regular basis to give us 700 metric tonnes. It was for the first time yesterday that Delhi received…

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Singer Arijit Singh’s mother hospitalised

Playback singer Arijit Singh’s mother has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata, actor Swastika Mukherjee said on Thursday. Mukherjee took to the social media to seek blood donors for the singer’s mother, who has been admitted at AMRI Dhakuria in Kolkata. “Need A- blood for singer Arijit Singh’s mother, admitted in Amri Dhakuria. Need it today. Pls contact @swatihihihi with verified MALE DONORS,” she wrote in her post on Twitter. Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee also shared the news on Twitter and asked his followers to come forward and donate…

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Rupee Gains To 73.85 Against Dollar As Traders Trim Dollar Long Positions

Rupee Vs Dollar Today: At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit opened at 73.83 and registered an intra-day high of 73.76. The rupee rose for the second consecutive day gaining 10 paise against the US dollar on Tuesday, May 4, to settle at 73.85 amid dollar selling by traders. Also, high crude oil prices and losses in domestic equities restricted the gain for local unit today. At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit opened at 73.83 and registered an intra-day high of 73.76. It witnessed a low of 73.97. In…

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Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement from his family. No cause was cited. Mondale followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, from Minnesota politics to the US Senate and the vice presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. In…

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COVID-19: India adds 2,59,170 new cases in single day, record 1,761 fatalities

India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to?1,53,21,089?with?2,59,170?new coronavirus infections being reported in a day,?while active cases surpassed the 20-lakh mark,?according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday The death toll increased to?1,80,530 with?a record 1,761 new fatalities,?the data updated at 8 am showed Registering a steady increase for the 41st day in a row, the active cases increased to?20,31,977,?comprising 13.26?per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 85.56 per cent The number of people who have recuperated from the disease…

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