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Seven policemen killed, 10 injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

Raipur(PTI): Seven policemen were killed and ten persons injured in a gunbattle with Naxals on Saturday in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district when a squad of state police STF was out on operations around noon. …

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Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat leader convicted for mass killings in 1971 war

Dhaka(Reuters/PTI): Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman was hanged on Saturday night for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan, days after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence. He was hanged at 10:01 PM local time, jail officials were quoted by …

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Royal Challengers opt to field against KKR

” Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa, (wk)Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Surya Yadav, KC Cariappa.” Kolkata, April 11 (IANS):  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field in their Indian Premier …

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Daredevils look to end 10-match losing spree versus Royals

” Ajinkya Rahane, Kerala’s wicketkeeper-batsman protege Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Watson, Steven Smith and Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny are expected to score much of the runs. ” New Delhi, April 11 (IANS):   After narrowly going down by a mere one run in their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) match, …

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‘Tense Bengal, centre ties affecting funds release for GTA’

” Armed with more powers than its predecessor – the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council formed in the late 1980s – the GTA was created on July 18, 2011 via a tripartite agreement between the GJM and the state and central governments.” Kolkata, April 11 (IANS):  The tense relationship between the …

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Film on Barack-Michelle first date in works?

” Tika Sumpter will portray Michelle, 51 while casting is underway for the role of Barack, 53. ” Los Angeles, April 11 (IANS):  Producer Glendon Palmer is reportedly making a film Southside With You, which is inspired by U.S President Barack Obama’s first date with wife Michelle Obama in 1989. …

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Railways to build station near China border in Arunachal

” State-run China Daily had reported this week that China was planning to build a tunnel under the 8,848-metre high Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, to extend its railway network in Nepal.” Panaji, April 11 (IANS): Just days after it was revealed that China was planning a railway link …

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