Kings XI Punjab defeat Gujarat Lions by 26 runs

Kings XI Punjab defeated Gujarat Lions by 26 runs in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Batting first, Kings XI amassed 188/7. In reply, Gujarat Lions managed to score 162/7. Notably, Hashim Amla's 40-ball 65

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Bopanna wins men's doubles title at Monte Carlo Masters

Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas won the men's doubles final at the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday to record their first ATP World Tour trophy as a team. The unseeded pair won seventh-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 to win ₹1.8 crore in prize money. Notably, this is Bopanna's second title win this season.

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Nadal first to win a singles tournament 10 times in Open Era

Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era since 1968 to win singles match on ten various occasions, winning his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Nadal beat Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 for his record 50th clay-court title.Notably, it is also Nadal's 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 victory, one shy of record-holder Novak Djokovic.

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Minor raped by brother-in-law in Gwalior, sister abets crime

A nine-year-old girl was raped by her brother-in-law and two others for over the last few weeks in Gwalior and her sister (32) encouraged the crime. The victim was living with her sister and her husband after her parents died a few years ago. The police have detained the sister and her husband while two other involved are absconding.

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Those not chanting Jai Sri Ram will become history: WB BJP

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday reportedly said that those who resist shouting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" will become history. "People all over the country, starting from Gujarat to Guwahati, Kashmir to Kanyakumari, will chant Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Sri Ram," he added.

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Farmers protest in Delhi postponed

After Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami supported the farmers protest in Delhi the farmers society head Aiya Kannu reportedly postponed the protest to May 25. Notably, the farmers will join in the full shutdown in Tamilnadu which is announced by the DMK’s working president MK Stalin.

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Why can't women live in peace in India, asks Supreme Court

Maintaining that a woman has a choice to love and no one can compel her to love somebody, the Supreme Court asked, "Why can't women live in peace in this country?" The SC delivered the statement while hearing an appeal by a man who was convicted to seven years for allegedly teasing and forcing a 16-year-old girl to commit suicide.

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Sushant Singh Rajput takes a dig at Sourav Ganguly

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is prominently known for playing MS Dhoni in the latter’s biopic, took a dig at retired Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly. This comes after Ganguly had earlier questioned about Dhoni’s ability as a T20 batsman, to which tweeted, "Wonder where are the Experts now." Notably, Rajput’s jibe at Ganguly came after Dhoni played a match winning knock for Rising Pune Supergiant against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. 

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Honda set to launch new version of Navi

Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda has announced that it is set to launch a new version of its hit scooter Honda Navi. According to reports, the new product might be christened the Honda Navi 2 and will be based on the Honda Navi Scoot Concept that was shown at the 2016 Auto Expo. Further, the new Navi 2 will have standard dimensions as opposed to its pint-sized sibling. However, the launch date for the scooter has not been revealed. 

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Snapchat procures Geofilter patent for $7.7 million

According to a report by the Verge, photo-sharing app Snapchat has procured a $7.7 million patent for the Geofilter feature from Mobli, a rival of Facebook-owned app Instagram. This is believed to be the highest amount paid for a patent from the Israeli tech industry. Further, reports suggested that social media platform Facebook was also interested in purchasing the same patent, but Snapchat sealed the deal to protect itself from lawsuits.

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Irani hits back at Rahul over his jibe on PM Modi

Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani hit back at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi after the latter took to Twitter to mock PM Modi's 'Don't use social media for self-promotion or spend too much time online' advice to bureaucrats. Gandhi tweeted, "Leading by example is clearly overrated," to which Irani replied, "Look who is talking about being overrated." 

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I don't consider any run rate high: MS Dhoni

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, after his match-winning innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, said he does not consider any run rate high. "It boils down to how well the opposition bowlers execute their yorkers or length deliveries. 7, 8, 9 or 10 doesn't matter. What is important is if you can put pressure on the opposition bowlers," said Dhoni. 

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North Korea ready to take down US aircraft carrier

In a bid to demonstrate its military prowess North Korea on Sunday claimed that it is combat-ready to take down a US aircraft carrier. Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper owned by the country’s ruling Workers Party was quoted saying, "Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike.”Notably, the Trump administration had earlier ordered its aircraft carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests. 

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Hyderabad orphanage forces HIV positive kids to clean manholes

 An orphanage in Hyderabad's Uppal was reportedly captured on camera forcing children, including HIV positive ones, to clean utility holes. The orphanage consists of 230 children out of which 90 are HIV infected. The director said that since the children staying in the orphanage were HIV patients, no one would come to clean the manholes, alleged an activist.

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Mustafizur Rahman set for Sunrisers exit

Bangladesh seam bowler Mustafizur Rahman is expected to depart from the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp on April 25. This comes after the left-arm seamer will return for national duty, that will see Bangladesh take on Ireland and New Zealand in a tri-series, which starts on May 12 in the UK. Meanwhile, all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan is also set to cut short his season with the Kolkata Knight Rides, but will only join his teammates on April 5 

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BCCI must let Indian cricketers play in Big Bash: Henriques

Australia and Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Moises Henriques has reportedly urged the BCCI to let Indian cricketers participate in Australia’s Big Bash League. Speaking to the press, he said, “It'd be good in the Big Bash we start getting a few Indian players over in a couple of teams. Hopefully, the BCCI will start releasing a couple of Indian players. Further, he added, “I'm sure we would like to see Virat Kohli or Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Sydney Sixers.That would be fantastic.” 

 

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Swamy questions Robert Vadra's role in National Herald case

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's role in the National Herald case. Swamy claimed the Enforcement Directorate had questioned Robert Vadra on alleged money laundering about Associate Journals Ltd. The lawyers, representing Congress leaders, however, said that the two cases were completely different.

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SpiceJet plays national anthem with people strapped to seats

A passenger flying from Tirupati to Hyderabad has registered a complaint upon SpiceJet for playing national anthem minutes before landing. The complainant said the passengers were not in a position to stand up following the pilot’s directions to keep the seat belt on. A SpiceJet spokesperson reportedly said the anthem started playing after team mistakenly picked the wrong number on the playlist.

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Anti-Romeo squads to go undercover

Uttar Pradesh's police chief Sulkhan Singh on Saturday reportedly announced that the infamouos anti-Romeo squads would "go undercover, in civvies". He also reportedly said that the squads will not stop, question or interrogate anyone but only track people who tease or harass girls from a distance. Notably, the anti-Romeo squads have come under a lot of criticism for its vigilante style of 'justice'.

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Airtel Partners With Baahubali 2

India’s top telco Bharti Airtel has reportedly partnered by with the makers of upcoming movie Baahubali 2. According to reports, the company has released new Baahubali 2 4G SIM cards and recharge offers for its customers. Notably, Airtel users will also get access to making and behind-the-scene videos of Baahubali 2 movie through Airtel Movies app.

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