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Sachin, Laxman served notice for conflict of interest (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) mentor Sachin Tendulkar and his Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) counterpart V.V.S. Laxman have been issued notices by BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain for alleged 'conflict of interest' in their involvement with the Indian Premier League teams as well as being a part of the still existing Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI.

Modi to hold roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday (4 minutes ago)
Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, re-contesting from the Varanasi parliamentary constituency, will hold a roadshow here on Thursday, a day before filing his nomination papers.

Chitra wins gold at Asian Athletics Championship (14 minutes ago)
Doha, April 24 (IANS) P.U. Chitra clocked 4:14.56 to strike gold for India in the womens' 1500m race on the concluding day of the Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday. The win also ensured Chitra's qualification for the World Championships.

Nearly 82% polling recorded in Bengal's third phase (24 minutes ago)
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) An average of 81.97 percent votes were cast in the third phase election to five parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal, the Election Commission said here on Wednesday.

Modi-Mamata's 'friendly relationship' proved: Congress (28 minutes ago)
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's revelation that she sends sweets and kurtas to him, state Congress President Somen Mitra on Wednesday said their "friendly relationship" has been proved.

Five killed, 9 injured in landslide in J&K's Doda (Lead) (21:38)
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Five people were killed and nine others injured when a landslide hit a mini bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Wednesday, police said.

NPF moves to disqualify seven rebel Nagaland MLAs (21:36)
Kohima, April 24 (IANS) Nagaland's opposition Naga People's Front (NPF) on Wednesday filed disqualification petition before Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu against seven of its legislators for defying the party's collective decision to support the Congress in the April 11 Lok Sabha polls.

Entire JeM leadership wiped out in J&K: Corps Commander (21:26)
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Security forces have eliminated the entire leadership of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir and nobody is now ready to lead the terror outfit which was responsible for the Pulwama terror attack, a top Army Commander said here on Wednesday.

See myself as natural leader: KKR all-rounder Brathwaite (21:24)
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) At a time when Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is under the pump, Carlos Brathwaite said the team does not have a leadership group within the squad and everyone contributes when required.

RBI reply on home loan norm breach by bank sought (21:18)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to file reply on a plea complaining that Central Bank of India, the public sector lender, has disbursed the housing loan without linking it to the stages of construction for a under-construction greenfield housing project.

BJP, RJD battle it out to wrest Darbhanga LS seat (21:14)
Darbhanga, April 24 (IANS) The seat of Mithilanchal, visually represented by once majestic but today decaying fort of Darbhanga Maharaj, in Bihar is witnessing an interesting poll battle as most key political parties have replaced their known leaders with new faces.

Hapur bookies see Modi returning, but with fewer seats (21:14)
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) The Modi magic may be waning, but it will still bring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to power. If the predictions of the Hapur "satta bazaar" is anything to go by, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form the next government at the Centre.

Eco Survey may prescribe higher crop support prices (21:12)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The upcoming Economic Survey for 2019-20 may have some new prescriptions that can address travails of the large sections of farmers who roil under low income for their produce, big loans and lose foodgrains for lack of proper logistical facilities.

State convicted on moral, constitutional principles: Bilkis Bano (21:02)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court told the Gujarat government to rehabilitate and pay her Rs 50 lakh, Bilkis Yakub Rasool Bano, gang-raped in the 2002 Gujarat riots, on Wednesday said the state had been convicted on moral and constitutional principles.

Dimple Yadav takes out another road show in Kannauj (21:00)
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav, who is contesting again from the constituency, on Wednesday held a massive road show in the town.

EC official evaluates first phase of Tripura polls (20:58)
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission's Special Observer for Tripura Vinod Zutshi, former Deputy Election Commissioner, on Wednesday studied various reports, documents, video and webcasting footages of the poll process in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency.

51 people killed in South Africa floods (20:54)
Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) At least 51 people have died after heavy rains battered South Africa, authorities said on Wednesday.

SL top security officials told to quit, toll 359 (Night Lead) (20:48)
Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to quit over mishandling of intelligence reports ahead of Easter Sunday suicide bombings as the death toll surged to 359, officials said on Wednesday.

RBI divests entire share in NABARD, NHB (20:46)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it has divested its entire stake in the National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Housing Bank amounting to Rs 20 crore and Rs 1,450 crore respectively

Jharkhand man burnt to death for demanding payment (20:46)
Ranchi, April 24 (IANS) A person working as a labourer at a stone crushing unit in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district was allegedly burnt to death by the unit owner's son on Wednesday.

Bharti Infratel Q4 consolidated marginally up at Rs 608 cr (20:42)
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Telecom tower infrastructure provider Bharti Infratel on Wednesday reported a marginal rise in its consolidated net profit during the quarter ended March 31 on a year-on-year basis.

Rahul promises statutory status to NSC, NSA (20:40)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Congress will provide statutory status to the National Security Council and the office of the National Security Adviser if the party is voted to power, party President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday.

Vote for Gambhir now, appeals east Delhi MP Maheish Girri (20:36)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) BJP's outgoing East Delhi MP Maheish Girri, who was denied ticket by the party this time around, appealed to people of his constituency to vote for his replacement, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, and ensure his victory.

Jet tells British entrepreneur to take part in bidding (20:30)
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Jet Airways has advised a British entrepreneur, Jason Unsworth, who has evinced interest in investing in the airline, to formally engage through the ongoing bidding process.

Madras High Court lifts ban on TikTok (Lead) (20:22)
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai Bench on Wednesday lifted the ban on video mobile application TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, subject to certain conditions.

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