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Eight victims of Tamil Nadu Express fire identified

The South-Central Railway (SCR) today said the bodies of eight of the 32 passengers killed in the fire in a coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh this morning have been identified so far.

According to a press release from SCR, those identified are:
 
S.No.   Berth No.   Passenger’s name               PNR
 
1.               2           Shalini                                    2137474837
2.             29           S.Jaswani                             2137475408
3.             34           Palak                                     2600154698
4.             38           Avinash                                 2137475206
5.             46           Raju                                       2337475283
6.                            Maldish Singh                       No. PNR
7.             49           Pallavi                                   2706509410
8.             50           K.V. Ramana                       2706509401
 
Accoding to the release, the unidentified bodies are kept at the Government Hospital at Nellore. The Railway requested people who have got any of their kin missing in this incident to visit the hospital to help in the identification of the bodies kept there.
 
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Railways cancel some trains after Tamil Nadu Express fire

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The South-Central Railways today said several trains had been cancelled or partially cancelled following the fire in a coach of the Tamil Nadu Express, in which at least 32 people ere killed.
 
1)TRAINS CANCELLED:
 
1.T.No 66031 SULLURUPETA - NELLORE passenger scheduled to leave SULLURUPETA at 15.45 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 
2.T.No.66032 NELLORE - SULLURUPETA passenger scheduled to leave NELLORE at 17.50 hrs o­n 30.07.2012
3.T.No. 57240 BITRAGUNTA - CHENNAI CENTRAL passenger scheduled to leave BITRAGUNTA at 05.20 hrs o­n 03.07.2012 
4.T.No.57277 GUDUR - VIJAYAWADA passenger scheduled to leave GUDUR at 06.10 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 
5.T.No. 57239 CHENNAI CENTRAL – GUDUR passenger scheduled to leave CHENNAI CENTRAL at 16.00 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 
6.T.No. 57242 VIJAYAWADA- BITRAGUNTA passenger scheduled to leave VIJAYAWADA at 15.15 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 
 
2)TRAINS PARTIALLY CANCELLED:
 
1.T.No. 66035 CHENNAI CENTRAL -NELLORE passenger which left CHENNAI CENTRAL at 07.45 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 is partially cancelled between VEDAYAPALEM and NELLORE. The train will run back as T.No. 66034 Passenger from VEDAYAPALEM to TIRUPATI
2.T.No.66034 NELLORE - TIRUPATI passenger scheduled to leave NELLORE at 12.30 hrs on 30.07.2012 is partially cancelled between NELLORE and VEDAYAPALEM.
3.T.No.66033 TIRUPATI - NELLORE passenger which left TIRUPATI at 11.25 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 is partially cancelled between GUDUR and NELLORE. The train will run back as T.No.66036 from GUDUR to CHENNAI CENTRAL
4.T.No.66036 NELLORE - CHENNAI CENTRAL passenger scheduled to leave NELLORE at 16.00 hrs o­n 30.07.2012 is partially cancelled between NELLORE and GUDUR.
 
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Newly commissioned Flying Officers

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne congratulates the newly commissioned Flying Officers and welcomes them into the Indian Air Force during the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dindigul, Hyderabad on June 30, 2012.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne congratulates the newly commissioned Flying Officers and welcomes them into the Indian Air Force during the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dindigul, Hyderabad on June 30, 2012
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne congratulates the newly commissioned Flying Officers and welcomes them into the Indian Air Force during the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dindigul, Hyderabad on June 30, 2012

Actor Ram Charan Teja marries Upasna Kamineni in star-studded ceremony

 
Ram Charan, Upasana Wedding
Actor Ram Charan Teja, the son of mega star Chiranjeevi, married Upasna Kamineni, the grand-daughter of Apollo Hospitals chairman Pratap C Reddy, at a star-studded ceremony in Hyderabad today.
 
One of the most anticipated weddings of the year in Hyderabad, the ceremony took plae at the Temple Tre farmhose of the Kamineni family on the outskirts of the city.
 
The bride, dressed in a Tarun Tahiliani special, followed Ram Charan who walked in a flower decked canopy to a specially designed hall to accompaniment of the traditional nadaswaram.
 
The high profile wedding was graced by the who is who of politics and tinsel town. Megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth and Sridevi were present, and so were almost all of Tollywood.
 
Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Telugu Desam leader N Chandrababu Naidu and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao were the others present.
 
From the business world, those who turned up included Shivinder Singh of Fortis and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon
 
Telugu news channels telecast the arrivals of VIPs and other details throughout the wedding.
 
The three-hour ceremony was conducted in traditional Telugu style with priests chanting mantras and the bride and the groom smearing the Jeelakarra Bellam and Madhuparkam, followed by the other rituals, including the tying of the mangalsutra and Saptapadi, the seven steps that the bride and groom took around the fire.
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The high profile wedding which began four days ago with ceremonies at Domakonda Fort was interspersed with sangeet, parties and tradition. Chiranjeevi hosted a reception this evening and there will be another one by Ram Charan, 27, for his fans tomorrow.
 
Upasna, 22, is currently the Vice-President of Apollo Charity and Editor of B Positive, Lifetime WellnessRx International Limited, Apollo Group of Hospitals. 
 
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Upasna Kamineni, Ram Charan Teja visit Domakonda temple before wedding

Anil Kamineni, Ram Charan Teja, Upasna Kamineni and mega star Chiranjeevi after the rituals at the Domakonda temple near Hyderabad on June 12, 2012
Anil Kamineni, Ram Charan Teja, Upasna Kamineni and mega star Chiranjeevi after the rituals at the Domakonda temple near Hyderabad on June 12, 2012

It had all the trappings of tradition and ceremony with a fort as the perfect setting. The

Ram Charan Teja – Upasna Kamineni wedding went into an overdrive with a traditional ceremony at the century-old family fort of the bride at Domakonda in Nizamabad district, about 100 kms north of Hyderabad, yesterday.
 
The morning at Domakonda started with Upasna, 22, grand-daughter of Apollo Hospitals Chairman Pratap C Reddy, doing her puja with her parents Anil and Shobana Kamineni
at the Kakatiyan era Shiva temple and was soon joined by Ram Charan, 27, and his father, Chiranjeevi. both well-known actors.
 
That done, Upasna gifted sarees to the women of the village, a tradition that the family has been following for generations. From there, the congregation moved to the fort proper where a small ceremony was followed by a traditional procession, with Upasna walking along with a pathway of sarees till the entrance of the fort and later seeking the blessings at the Pochamma temple. 
 
Upasna Kamineni walking on 300 sarees amongst the residents of Domakonda village near Hyderabad on June 12, 2012.
Upasna Kamineni walking on 300 sarees amongst the residents of Domakonda village near Hyderabad on June 12, 2012.
The entire population turned up and the village elders took the lead in conducting the various aspects of the ceremony.
 
The wedding will be held on June 14 at Temple Trees, Moinabad. The same evening megasar Chiranjeevi wil host a reception at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.
 
The next morning on June 15, will be a day reserved for Ram Charan’s fans to savour and that will be followed by lunch.
 
Upasna is currently the Vice-President of Apollo Charity and Editor of B Positive, Lifetime WellnessRx International Limited, Apollo Group of Hospitals. 
 
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CBI arrests Jaganmohan Reddy in disproportionate assets case

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy after grilling him for three days in the disproportionate assets case that it is investigating against him.
 
His arrest was widely expected after the Andhra Pradesh High Court had rejected his plea for anticipatory bail.
 
Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, arrived at the Dilkusha Guest House, the CBI camp office here, at 1030 hours for questioning by the agency officials. The CBI had questioned him for seven hours each on Friday and yesterday. Several of his aides were also questioned in the past three days.
 
Jaganmohan Reddy, the Lok Sabha member from Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, is accused of having conspired with his father to give favours to certain companies who then made huge investments in firms owned by him.
 
The state police have taken elaborate precautions to ensure there is no untoward incident after Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest.
 
The CBI had filed a chargesheet against Jaganmohan Reddy and 11 others, including individuals and firms, on March 31 this year in the illegal assets case.
 
The charge sheet was filed in the Court of Special Judge for CBI cases, Hyderabad against Reddy, three private pharmaceutical companies; their Directors/Managing Directors; Jagati Publications, which runs Sakshi newspaer; an infrastructure company; the then Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), the then Zonal Manager, APIIC and two other persons.
 
The charge sheet was filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act, it said.
 
The accused were charged with offences of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating, falsification of documents for the purpose of cheating, using of forged documents as genuine and abuse of official position in allotment of lands at Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Jedcherla and Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Pashamylaram by APIIC and as quid pro quo investments by the said companies/individuals in a private publications company and an infrastructure company.
 
Jagan Mohan Reddy was accused of getting investments worth crores of rupees from firms into his own business in return for favours granted to them during the term of his late father, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, as Chief Minister of the state.
 
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In November 2010, Jaganmohan Reddy resigned as the Congress Lok Sabha member from Kadapa, clearly unhappy with the way the party high command had overlooked his claims to succeed his father, who had died in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009.
 
He also resigned from the primary membership of the party while his mother, Ms Vijaylakshmi Reddy, quit as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. 
 
In March last year, he launched his own political party, the YSR Congress Party. 
 
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Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers to help CSK move into play-offs

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Deccan Chargers did a big favour to defending champions Chennai Super Kings by knocking out Royal Challengers Bangalore from the Indian Premier league (IPL) with a nine-run win in their last home match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today.
 
The win took Super Kings into the play-offs as the fourth-placed team despite being tied on 17 points with Royal Challengers. Chennai went ahead on the basis of their better run rate.
 
In their must-win match, Royal Challangers bowlers did well to restrict Deccan Chargers to 132 for seven in 20 overs. But their famed batting order flopped when it needed to fire and managed only 123 for nine in 20 overs.
 
With their second consecutive win, Chargers moved out of the bottom spot for the first time in the season and finished eighth ahead of Pune Warriors.
 
Put in to bat first, it was a late charge by Jean Paul Duminy (74 off 53) that helped Chargers reach a respectable total of 132 for seven in 20 overs.
 
In return, the Chargers bowlers, led by pace spearhead Dale Steyn, put on a great show to trouble the Royal Challengers. Steyn (3-8) was the Man of the Match while leggie Amit Mishra (2-26) and Ashish Reddy (3-25) did well. 
 
Skipper Virat Kohli top-scored with 42 while Saurabh Tiwary (30) and Chris Gayle (27) came up with valuable contributions but not enough to take them accross the line.
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Earlier, a late charge by Duminy (74 off 53) helped Chargers reach a respectable total, which at one time looked out of sight. The South African's knock was studded with four boundaries and five sixes. It providing some entertainment to the holiday crowd, which was disappointed by the poor show by the top order of the home team.
 
Duminy was supported well by Parthiv Patel (16 off 21). They added 71 for the fifth wicket to revive the innings after Chargers were left struggling at 51 for four in the 12th over. 
 
For Royal Challangers, Vinay Kumar was the most successful bowler, picking up three wickets for 22. Zaheer Khan claimed two for 30 while Prashant Parameswaran and Muttiah Muralitharan took a wicket each.
 
A dejected Kohli said: Kohli: "We could have played better shots, we did not play the right shots on that wicket. We did not get in first. My wicket probably changed the game. We just need to learn from our mistakes and come back stronger next year. The wicket was not that bad to bat on ... you need to have clarity in the mind about what sort of shots to play."
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Steyn said it was special to finish an otherwise dismal season with a win.
 
"I think we've lost games that have been so crucial. To win tonight ... a last over finish, I'm very happy we pulled it off. There were a lot of emotions coming out in that final over. I was up for the challenge today and it paid off," he said.
 
Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Shikhar Dhawan b Khan 5
Akshath Reddy c de Villiers b Vinay Kumar 7
Kumar Sangakkara c Vinay Kumar b Muralitharan 15
Cameron White c Agarwal b Parameswaran 1
Jean Paul Duminy     c sub (Appanna) b Khan 74
Parthiv Patel c Gayle b Vinay Kumar 16
Ashish Reddy b Vinay Kumar 4
Dale Steyn not out 0
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 4) 10
Total (for seven wickets in 20 overs) 132
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Dhawan, 0.6 overs), 2-19 (Reddy, 3.3), 3-20 (White, 4.2), 4-51 (Sangakkara, 11.1), 5-122 (Duminy, 18.5), 6-132 (Patel, 19.5), 7-132 (Ashish Reddy, 19.6)
Bowling:
Zaheer Khan 4-0-30-2
Vinay Kumar 4-0-22-3
Prasant Parameswaran 3-0-12-1
Muttiah Muralitharan 4-0-30-1
Harshal Patel 4-0-26-0
Tillekaratne Dilshan 1-0-6-0     
                        
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Chris Gayle b Steyn 27
Tillekaratne Dilshan lbw Steyn 4
Virat Kohli c Gony b Ashish Reddy 42
Saurabh Tiwary c Sangakkara b Pratap Singh 30
AB de Villiers c Duminy b Mishra 4
Mayank Agarwal b Mishra 1
Zaheer Khan b Steyn 0
Vinay Kumar c Duminy b Ashish Reddy 7
Harshal Patel not out 5
Muttiah Muralitharan c Duminy b Ashish Reddy 0
Prashant Parameswaran not out 0
Extras (w 3) 3            
Total (for nine wickets in 20 overs) 123
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Gayle, 2.5 overs), 2-36 (Dilshan, 4.3), 2-40 (Tiwary, retired not out, 5.3), 3-55 (de Villiers, 9.2), 4-57 (Agarwal, 9.5), 5-103 (Kohli, 15.6), 6-104 (Khan, 16.5), 7-111 (Tiwary, 18.1), 8-120 (Vinay Kumar, 19.2), 9-121 (Muralitharan, 19.4)
Bowling:
Dale Steyn 4-0-8-3
Manpreet Gony 4-0-38-0
Veer Pratap Singh 4-0-26-1
Amit Mishra 4-0-26-2
Ashish Reddy 4-0-25-3
 
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore, who chose to field
Result: Deccan Chargers won by nine runs
Player of the match: Dale Steyn (Deccan Chargers)
Umpires: S.Ravi and Simon Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire: Johan Cloete (South Africa)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
 
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Bottom-placed Deccan Chargers knock Rajasthan Royals out of IPL

2008 champions Rajasthan Royals crashed out of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) going down by five-wickets to tournament's favourite whipping boys Deccan Chargers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Friday.

In their must-win match, Rajasthan Royals performed badly after skipper Rahul Dravid opted to bat first. Dravid top scored with 39 as Rajasthan Royals struggled to get 126 for eight in 20 overs, their lowest total of the season.
 
South Africa pacer Dale Steyn was again the pick of the Deccan Chargers bowlers, bagging two for 16 from his four overs. Veer Pratap Singh (2-31) and Amit Mishra (2-20) did well to stem the flow of runs. Steyn was also adjudged Man of the Match.
 
Deccan Chargers chased down the target scoring 128 for five with eight balls to spare after Akshath Reddy struck a 35-ball 42 while Shikhar Dhawan (26) and Jean Paul Duminy (24) also contributed well for just their third win in the season from 15 matches and also the first at home.
 
Rajasthan Royals are lying at the seventh spot with 14 points from 15 matches. With still a match in hand against Mumbai Indians, Royals chances are over as even if they win they will finish with 16 points, not enough to take them through.
 
A disappointed Dravid said: "I don't think it was the pressure, we did not play good cricket, should have recognised it was a 150-wicket not more. Very disappointed in the dressing room, tough dressing room I have just left. Don't look at stats too much, need to look at our own strengths, it was a bat-first wicket, we did not bat too well. Hope to deliver in front of our fans at home."
 
Deccan Chargers' skipper Cameron White was happy that the team has finally broken the jinx at home.
 
"I hope the jinx of losing here is gone, good team effort to win it. We felt we bowled well, the way the track played, we would have batted first too. When you have won only two games in the tournament, there are always nerves, need to come back well against Gayle and co. with some plans," he said.
 
Steyn said he enjoyed the season a lot but said it would have been better had the team won more. 
 
"I don't want to discuss too many of my plans (laughs), teams respect me too much sometimes. My job is to run in, bowl fast and strike early, have been used in different situations, got to do job assigned to you," he said.
 
Scorecard:
Rajasthan Royals
Rahul Dravid c Lynn b Gony 39 
Ajinkya Rahane c Dhawan b Steyn 6
Shane Watson b Mishra 13
Stuart Binny b Mishra 7
Owais Shah run out (Patel) 28
Ashok Menaria c Dhawan b Pratap Singh 20 
Johan Botha c & bSteyn 3
Shreevats Goswami b Pratap Singh 3
Ajit Chandila not out 0 
Extras: (b 1, lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 7 
Total: (8 wickets; 20 overs) 126
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Rahane, 1.3 overs), 2-41 (Watson,6.1), 3-54 (Binny, 8.4), 4-73 (Dravid, 11.6), 5-108 (Menaria, 17.2), 6-118(Botha, 18.5), 7-126 (Goswami, 19.5), 8-126 (Shah, 19.6) 
Bowling
J.P. Duminy 2-0-13-0 
Dale Steyn 4-0-16-2 
Manpreet Gony 4-0-26-1 
Veer Pratap Singh 4-0-31-2
Amit Mishra 4-0-20-2
A Ashish Reddy 2-0-17-0
 
Deccan Chargers:
Akshath Reddy c Shah b Trivedi 42
Shikhar Dhawan c Chandila b Botha 26 
J.P. Duminy c Shah b Binny 24 
Cameron White c & b Chandila 1
Chris Lynn c Watson b Trivedi 6
Parthiv Patel notout 10
Ashish Reddy not out 10 
Extras: (lb 1, w 8) 9 
Total: (5 wickets; 18.4 overs) 128
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Dhawan, 8.3 overs), 2-83 (Reddy,11.5), 3-88 (White, 12.5), 4-102 (Lynn,15.5) , 5-118 (Duminy, 17.6) 
Bowling:
Ajit Chandila 4-0-20-1
Shane Watson 2-0-14-0 
Shaun Tait 3.4-0-35-0 
Johan Botha 4-0-30-1
Siddharth Trivedi 4-0-20-2 
Stuart Binny 1-0-8-1

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Cathay Pacific commences freighter operations from Hyderabad

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Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, today announced its expansion in India with a new twice-weekly Boeing 747-400F service to Hyderabad. 

This makes Cathay Pacific the first airline to offer air cargo services linking Hyderabad with Asia, South Pacific & West coast of North & Latin Americas. 
 
The first flight to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here is scheduled to land at 2010 hrs. today and will depart to Hong Kong at 2140 hrs.
 
The launch of this new cargo service will not only strengthen Cathay Pacific’s position as one of the biggest air cargo operators in India but also mark a new milestone for the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL).

Gurkeerat stars in a last-ball win for Kings XI over Deccan Chargers

Little-known Gurkeerat Singh starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 29 off 12 balls as Kings XI registered a thrilling four-wicket win over Deccan Chargers here tonight and gave  themselves a chance to book a play-off berth in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gurkeerat hit a four off the last ball as Kings XI, chasing a huge target of 191, scored 194 for for six in 20 overs. Skipper David Hussey top scored and remained unbeaten on 65.
 
With the win, Kings XI Punjab remained seventh with 14 points from 13 matches and have to win their remaining three matches.
 
2009 champions Deccan Chargers suffered their fifth consecutive loss in the season and remained at the bottom of the table with just five points from 14 matches.
 
Tournament's favourite whipping boys Deccan Chargers' bowling failed again despite a great batting effort by their batsmen. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan top scored with 71 while Cameron White remained unbeaten on 67 as Deccan Chargers made 190 for four in 20 overs.
 
While chasing, Kings XI lost opening batsman Nitin Saini (3) in the third over and Shaun Marsh (11) in the fifth to slump to 26 for two. Mandeep Singh (28) and Azhar Mahmood (31) brought the innings back on track with their 30-run stand.
 
Mahmood was also involved in a crucial 44-run stand with Hussey that helped Kings XI increase their run rate. Mahmood departed after he was stumped by Parthiv Patel off Amith Mishra.
 
Hussey then joined forces with Siddharth Chitnis (11) for a 41-run stand for the fifth wicket. But fast bowler Dale Steyn struck twice in the 17th over to remove Chitnis and Piyush Chawla (8) that left Kings XI needing 41 runs to win in the last 18 balls.
 
Local boy Gurkeerat, 21, then played the most memorable innings of his life that gave Kings XI a sensational win.
 
In the 18th over, Hussey picked up a slower delivery from compatriot Dan Christian for a six over mid-wicket and Gurkeerat hit the pacer for a straight four as 17 runs came off the over and perhaps raised hopes of a win for the hosts.
 
Kings XI needed 24 off the last 12 and Gurkeerat hit Steyn for a four in the last ball of the penultimate over to bring down the equation to 16 for six.
 
In the last over bowled by Manpreet Singh Gony, Hussey hit the pacer for a two and a single in the first two balls that brought Gurkeerat on strike.
 
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What followed was a blitzkrieg as Gurkeerat  a six, four and two to bring the scores on level. And with just one run needed off the last ball, Gurkeerat hooked Gony for a four to fine leg to trigger wild celebrations in the stand.
 
Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Shikhar Dhawan  c Awana b Kumar 71
Parthiv Patel c Gurkeerat b Azhar 18
Kumar Sangakkara c Azhar b Awana 1
Cameron White not out 67
Dan Christian c Harris b Azhar 24
Ashish Reddy not out 0
Extras (lb 6, w 2, nb 1) 9
Total (for four wickets in 20 overs) 190
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Patel, 5.6 overs), 2-49 (Sangakkara, 6.6), 3-145 (Dhawan, 16.6), 4-189 (Christian, 19.5)  
Bowling:
Praveen Kumar 4-0-31-1
David Hussey 1-0-14-0
Ryan Harris 4-0-32-0
Parvinder Awana 4-0-41-1
Azhar Mahmood 4-0-39-2
Piyush Chawla 3-0-27-0
        
Kings XI Punjab:
Nitin Saini c Sangakkara b Christian 3
Mandeep Singh c Christian b Gony 28
Shaun Marsh c Sangakkara b Christian 11
Azhar Mahmood  st †Patel b Mishra 31
David Hussey not out 65
Siddharth Chitnis c Patel b Steyn 11
Piyush Chawla c White b Steyn 8
Gurkeerat Singh not out 29
Extras (lb 6, w 2) 8
Total (for six wickets in 20 overs) 194
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Saini, 2.2 overs), 2-26 (Marsh, 4.4), 3-56 (Mandeep, 7.2), 4-100 (Azhar, 12.2), 5-141 (Chitnis, 16.1), 6-149 (Chawla, 16.4)  
Bowling:
Dale Steyn 4-0-26-2
T.P.Sudhindra 4-0-47-0
Dan Christian 4-0-31-2
Avishek Jhunjhunwala 1-0-13-0
Manpreet Gony 4-0-40-1
Amit Mishra 3-0-31-1
 
Toss: Deccan Chargers, who chose to bat
Result: Kings XI won by four wickets
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire: S.S. Shamsuddin
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
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Kings XI score thrilling four-wicket win over Deccan Chargers

Bottom-placed Deccan Chargers ended up on the losing side yet again, despite a good batting display, by going down to Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a thrilling encounter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here tonight.
 
Opting to bat first, the Chargers amassed 190/4 for four from their 20 overs and then saw the match literally slip through their hands as Kings XI scored 19 runs in the last over to emerge victors.
 
Kings XI needed 82 runs off the last six overs and it seemed a difficult task. They still needed 16 runs from the last over, bowled by Manpreet Gony. David Hussey took three of the first two balls, which brought Gurkeerat Singh on strike. The first ball, Gurkeerat Singh sent for a six over deep mid-wicket and then followed it up with a four wide of sweeper cover.
 
Two runs off the next ball brought the two teams on par at 190 and Gurkeerat Singh then hooked the last delivery, a short one to the body, to the fine leg fence for another four.
 
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Warner's unbeaten century takes Daredevils to the top again

A brilliant unbeaten century by David Warner and a record second-wicket stand helped Delhi Daredevils thrash bottom-placed Deccan Chargers by nine wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today.

The win took Daredevils again back to the No.1 spot in the points table after they were dislodged from the top position by Kolkata Knight Riders in the last match.
 
Deccan Chargers' poor run at the home continued as they lost despite having posted a challenging total of 187 for four in 20 overs. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer with 84 while Cameron White made 65.
 
But Deccan Chargers' bowling attack, sans Dale Steyn, fared miserably again despite having removed Daredevils skkipper Virender Sehwag with the second ball of the innings.  
 
But from then it was all about Warner (109 not out) and Ojha (64 not out), who added 189 runs in 98 balls, for the second highest stand in the IPL, as Daredevils reached 193 for one with 20 balls to spare.
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Promoted up the order, Ojha essayed the role of a second fiddle to perfection, allowing Warner to dominate the innings. Ojha also found his form back as he smashed the first half-century of the season.
 
Powerful hitting by Warner saw Daredevils go past 100 in just nine overs to set the tone. Warner, who smashed seven fours and three sixes in his quick-fire fifty, added unbeaten 100 runs stand with Ojha in just 55 balls and then went on to add a record 189 runs for the second wicket. 
 
Overall, Warner hit seven sixes and ten boundaries to remain unbeaten on 109, which came from just 54 balls. Ojha's 46-ball innings was studded with five sixes and two boundaries.
 
Earlier, brisk half-centuries from White and Dhawan took the Deccan Chargers to a formidable total of 187 for 4. 
 
Dhawan's 49-ball innings was studded with nine boundaries and five sixes. White was equally bludgeoned his way to 65 off 40 deliveries and added 126 runs for the third wicket off just 11.4 overs with Dhawan.
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Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Daniel Harris c Jayawardene b Morkel 19
Shikhar Dhawan run out (Nadeem) 84
Kumar Sangakkara c Nadeem b Aaron 4
Cameron White c Ojha b Aaron 65
Jean Paul Duminy not out 13
Parthiv Patel not out 0
Extras (lb 1, w 1) 2
Total (for four wickets in 20 overs) 187
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Harris, 4.5 overs), 2-33 (Sangakkara, 5.5), 3-159 (Dhawan, 17.3), 4-179 (White, 19.4)
Bowling:
Andre Russell 4-0-39-0
Irfan Pathan 4-0-46-0
Morne Morkel 4-0-32-1
Varun Aaron 4-0-30-2
Shahbaz Nadeem 4-0-39-0
 
Delhi Daredevils:
Virender Sehwag c White b Dhawan 4
David Warner not out 109
Naman Ojha not out 64
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 2, nb 2) 16
Total (for one wicket in 16.4 overs) 193
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Sehwag, 0.2 overs)
Bowling:
Shikhar Dhawan 2-0-27-1
T.P. Sudhindra 3.4-0-43-0
Manpreet Gony 4-0-22-0
Ashish Reddy 2-0-29-0
Amit Mishra 4-0-44-0
Ankit Sharma 1-0-16-0
 
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Deccan Chargers fail to break the jinx at home, go down by 25 runs to Kings XI

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Deccan Chargers' poor run of luck in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) continued  as they suffered their ninth loss, going down by 25 runs to Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here tonight.

Chasing a target of 171, Deccan Chargers managed only 145 for eight in 20 overs. Opening batsman Daniel Harris was the top scorer with 30 while Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla and stand-in skipper David Hussey bagged two wickets each for Kings XI.
 
With the win, Kings XI improved their chances of qualifying for the play-off stage as they jumped to the fifth spot with 12 points from 12 matches. Deccan Chargers, who suffered their third consecutive loss in the season, remained at the bottom of the league with five points from 12 matches.
 
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal has never been lucky for the 2009 champions. They have lost 13 of the 14 IPL matches they have played here since 2008.
 
In the inaugural editions, Deccan Chargers lost all their seven home matches. In 2009, they won the tournament in South Africa and Hyderabad was left out of the IPL calendar in 2010 due to the agitation for a separate Telangana state. They lost six of the seven matches played here last year with the lone victory coming against Royal Challengers.
 
The script was very similar for the Deccan Chargers here today as they played their first match of the season at home and the stadium proved jinxed for them again.
 
Opting to field first, Deccan Chargers bowlers failed to control the batsmen and a brilliant 75 by opening batsman Mandeep Singh took Kings XI to 170 for five in 20 overs. Mandeep was also adjudged as Man of the Match.
 
Mandeep tore apart the Deccan Chargers bowling with his 48-ball innings hitting eight fours and three sixes. Mandeep and Shaun Marsh (22) with their 55-run stand for the opening wicket laid the foundation for a late charge by David Miller (28 not out) and Azhar Mahmood (14).
 
Deccan Chargers next face Daredevils at home in Hyderabad while Kings XI have some time in hand before taking on Deccan Chargers at home in the return leg.
 
 
Scorecard:
Kings XI Punjab:
Mandeep Singh b Ashish Reddy 75
Shaun Marsh b Dhawan 22
Nitin Saini lbw Ashish Reddy 2
David Hussey c Harris b Pratap Singh 16
Azhar Mahmood run out (Ashish Reddy/Theron) 14
David Miller not out 28
Siddharth Chitnis not out 6
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5) 7
Total (for five wickets in 20 overs) 170
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Marsh, 6.5 ov), 2-58 (Saini, 7.4ov), 3-97 (Hussey, 11.6 ov), 4-130 (Mandeep Singh, 15.3 ov), 5-138 (Azhar Mahmood, 16.6 ov) 
Bowling:
Avishek Jhunjhunwala 2-0-12-0
Veer Pratap Singh 4-0-45-1
Juan Theron 4-0-29-0
Shikhar Dhawan 2-0-8-1
Ashish Reddy 4-0-39-2
Amit Mishra 2-0-20-0
Daniel Harris 2-0-15-0
 
Deccan Chargers:
David Harris c Awana b Hussey 30
Shikhar Dhawan c Azhar Mahmood b Kumar 8
Parthiv Patel b Awana 17
Cameron White c Marsh b Hussey 8
Kumar Sangakkara c Saini b Kumar 4
Akshath Reddy st Saini b Chawla 24 
Avishek Jhunjhunwala run out (Marsh)  19 
Ashish Reddy c Marsh b Awana 8
Juan Theron not out 7
Amit Mishra not out 8
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 7) 12
Total (for eight wickets in 20 overs) 145
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Dhawan, 1.5 ov), 2-31 (Patel, 4.6 ov), 3-70 (Harris, 10.1 ov), 4-71 (White, 10.4 ov), 5-74 (Sangakkara, 11.2 ov),  6-117 (Reddy, 16.3 ov), 7-121 (Jhunjhunwala, 17.2 ov), 8-130 (Ashish Reddy, 18.2 ov)
Bowling:
Ramesh Powar 3-0-32-0
Praveen Kumar 4-0-15-2
Piyush Chawla 4-0-33-1
Parvinder Awana 4-0-27-2
Azhar Mahmood 4-0-31-0
David Hussey 1-0-2-2
 
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Kings XI Punjab outplay Deccan Chargers by 25 runs

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Kings XI Punjab outplayed Deccan Chargers by 25 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here tonight.

Put in to bat first, Kings XI amassed 170 for five from their 20 overs and then restricted Deccan Chargers to 145 for 8 in their allotted overs.
 
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Carnage by De Villiers as Royal Challengers crush Deccan Chargers

A carnage by AB de Villiers gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a massive five-wicket win over 2009 champions Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here tonight.

De Villiers' unbeaten 47 off 17 balls helped Royal Challengers, who were chasing a target of 181, get 185 for five with ridiculous ease and seven balls to spare.
 
The much needed win, after two consecutive losses, brought back the Royal Challengers' IPL V campaign on track and they are now placed fifth in the nine-team Twenty-20 tournament with 11 points from as many matches.
 
Deccan Chargers again remained unlucky and despite getting a competitive total suffered their eighth loss of the season and remained at the bottom of the table with just five points from 11 matches.
 
After being put in, Deccan Chargers raised hopes for a win after a brilliant unbeaten innings by Shikhar Dhawan, 73 off 52 balls, took them to 181 for two in 20 overs. Daniel Harris (47) and Cameron White (45) also contributed well.
 
But their bowlers failed to complement their batsmen as they allowed Royal Challengers get off to a flying start as Tillekaratne Dilshan (71) and Chris Gayle (26) added 91 runs for the first wicket.
 
It was a rare occasion, when Gayle kept quiet and allowed Dilshan to dominate the innings. The former Sri Lankan captain smashed eight fours and two sixes in his 52-ball innings.
 
Gayle was the first to depart after being castled by pacer Anand Rajan (1-44) and triggered a mini-collapse as, from 91 for no loss, Royal Challengers were 106 for three in the 14th over.
 
Royal Challengers still needed 75 runs off the last 36 balls. And what followed next was pure carnage, as De Villiers walked in and ripped apart the Deccan Chargers bowling single-handedly to enthrall the packed crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
 
De Villiers smashed his South African teammate Dale Steyn for a two fours and two sixes as 23 runs came in the 18th over. The blitzkrieg by De Villiers left Royal Challengers needing 16 runs off the last 12 balls.
 
In the penultimate over, De Villiers hit the first three balls for two fours and a six and took a single off the fourth to put the teams on level. Syed Mohammed brought up the winning runs in style with a four off the fifth ball that sailed over mid-wicket as wild celebrations erupted in the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
 
Royal Challengers next face Mumbai Indians in Mumbai while Deccan Chargers host Kings XI in Hyderabad.
 
Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Daniel Harris run out (Kohli/Syed Mohammad) 47
Shikhar Dhawan not out 73
Cameron White c & b Parameswaran 45
Kumar Sangakkara not out 10
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 3) 6
Total (for two wickets in 20 overs) 181
Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Harris, 11.5 overs), 2-168 (White, 19.1) 
Bowling:
Zaheer Khan 4-0-32-0
Abhimanyu Mithun 3-0-33-0
Prasanth Parameswaran 4-0-45-1
Muttiah Muralitharan 4-0-18-0
Tillekaratne Dilshan 1-0-17-0
Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad 3-0-27-0
Chris Gayle 1-0-6-0
 
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Tillekaratne Dilshan b Pratap Singh 71
Chris Gayle b Anand Rajan 26
Virat Kohli c Steyn b Mishra 9
Asad Pathan c Steyn b Mishra 4
AB de Villier not out 47
Mayank Agarwal lbw Reddy 18
Syed Mohammad not out 4
Extras (lb 2, w 4) 6
Total (for five wickets in 18.5 overs) 185
Fall of wickets: 1-91 (Gayle, 10.4 overs), 2-102 (Kohli, 13.1), 3-106 (Pathan, 13.5), 4-117 (Dilshan, 15.2), 5-143 (Agarwal, 16.6)  
Bowling:
Shikhar Dhawan 1-0-11-0
Dale Steyn 3-1-30-0 
Veer Pratap Singh 3-0-34-1
Anand Rajan 3.5-0-44-1
Ashish Reddy 4-0-36-1
Amit Mishra 4-0-28-2
 
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Petronet, Gangavaram Port to develop LNG terminal in Andhra Pradesh

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The public sector Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) and Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL) today signed a term sheet for developing a land based Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal at Gangavaram Port in Andhra Pradesh with a capacity of 5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA). 

Dr. A. K.  Balyan, MD & CEO, PLL and Mr. D. V. S. Raju, CMD, GPL signed the term sheet in the presence of Mr Sutirtha Bhattacharya, Principal Secretary, Infrastructure & Investment Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.    
 
A press release from Petronet said the terminal would comprise facilities for receiving, storage and regasification of LNG and will be developed with an approximate investment of Rs 4500 crores.  
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Deccan Chargers beat Pune Warriors for second IPL win

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Bottom placed Deccan Chargers registered their second win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) beating Pune Warriors by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Barabati Stadium here today.

The return of Australian captain Michael Clarke, who made his IPL debut, failed to boost Pune Warriors, who were restricted to 173 for five in 30 overs while chasing a target of 186. 
 
Australian all-rounder Steven Smith top scored with 47 not out while skipper Sourav Ganguly (45) and Clarke (41) also came up with valuable contributions.
 
Despite the win, Deccan Chargers remained at the bottom of the table with five points from nine matches while Pune Warriors remained at the seventh position with eight points from 10 matches.
 
Opting to bat first, Deccan Chargers riding on a fine 157-run stand between skipper Kumar Sangakkara (82) and his deputy Cameron White (74) powered the 2009 champions to a competitive 186 for four in 20 overs. 
 
While chasing, Pune Warriors made a poor start, losing opening batsman Manish Pandey off the very first ball but the 90-run partnership for the second wicket between Clarke and Ganguly kept Pune Warriors on track.
 
Clarke’s 41 came off 31 balls and it was studded with seven fours. The Australian captain was unlucky as he was dropped by Shikhar Dhawan at point but departed in the same ball as he attempted a double.
 
In the next over, Dhawan, however, atoned for the dropped catch by striking in his very first over by removing Ganguly, who also followed Clarke soon having struck five fours and a six in his 40-ball innings
 
From 90 for one, Pune Warriors soon slumped to 90 for three but Smith and Uthappe (26) raised hopes with their 62-run stand for the fourth wicket. But it was not enough as Pune Warriors were left with too many runs to chase in the last.
 
Earlier, Sangakkara and White played scintillating knocks to power Chargers to post a huge total on the board.  Pune Warriors pacer Ashish Nehra struck to break the record partnership of the season to get rid of Sangakkara, who hammered ten fours and two sixes in his 52-ball knock.
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Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Parthiv Patel b Samuels 0
Shikhar Dhawan b Kumar 13
Cameron White c Smith b Parnell 74
Kumar Sangakkara b Nehra 82
Jean Paul Duminy not out 4
Biplab Samantray not out 2
Extras (b 2, lb 8, nb 1) 11
Total (for four wickets in 20 overs) 186
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Patel, 0.1 overs), 2-23 (Dhawan, 4.4), 3-180 (Sangakkara, 18.6), 4-180 (White, 19.1) 
Bowling:
Marlon Samuels 3-0-33-1
Wayne Parnell 4-1-25-1
Ashish Nehra 4-0-41-1
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 4-0-22-1
Murali Kartik 2-0-16-0
Sourav Ganguly 3-0-39-0
       
Pune Warriors:
Manish Pandey c Sangakkara b Ankit Sharma 0
Michael Clarke run out (Mishra/Patel) 41
Sourav Ganguly c White b Dhawan 45
Steven Smith not out 47
Robin Uthappa c sub (Harris) b Ashish Reddy 26
Mithun Manhas c Sangakkara b Pratap Singh 7
Marlon Samuels not out 1
Extras (lb 1, w 3, nb 2) 6
Total (for five wickets in 20 overs) 173
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Pandey, 0.1 overs), 2-90 (Clarke, 11.4), 3-96 (Ganguly, 12.4), 4-158 (Uthappa, 18.5), 5-172 (Manhas, 19.5) 
Bowling:
Ankit Sharma 2-0-9-1
Jean Paul Duminy 3-0-25-0
Veer Pratap Singh 4-0-31-1
Dale Steyn 4-0-46-0
Amit Mishra 3-0-20-0
Ashish Reddy 3-0-32-1
Shikhar Dhawan 1-0-9-1

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Former Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Secretary Ghulam Akber passes away

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Syed Ghulam Akber, former Member of Markazi Majlis-e-Shoora (Central Advisory Council) and former Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) died in the Care Hospital in Hyderabad yesterday, sources in the JIH said here today.

He was 77. He was a cardiac patient and was on pacemaker for over a decade, the sources said.
 
Born on March 16, 1935, Ghulam Akber got his early education in Hyderabad and did Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from O.T.C., Osmania University. Later he went to Russia for higher studies and did a special course in Anti-corrosion Engineering from I.C.T Moscow University.
 
Ghulam Akber served in the public sector Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd, the Bokaro Steel Plant and in a private firm in Saudi Arabia.
 
On his return from Saudi Arabia towards the end of 1997, Ghulam Akber joined Markaz JIH as its Secretary and continued in this capacity till 2011. He was also member of its Central Advisory Council, Central Representative Council and Zonal Advisory Council Andhra Pradesh till his last breath. 
 
He was associated with JIH since 1966 but granted its membership in 1991, the sources said.
 
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Mumbai Indians struggle but beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets

Bottom placed Deccan Chargers put up a valiant fight with their bowlers but went down to Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here tonight.

Chasing a target of 101, Mumbai Indians struggled along for the most part but finally achieved the target with 11 balls to spare after Rohit Sharma top scored with 42.
 
The win took Mumbai Indians to the third spot in the points table with 10 points from nine matches while Deccan Chargers, who suffered their sixth loss of the season, remained at the bottom of the table with just three points from eight matches.
 
Deccan Chargers' bowlers put on the most inspiring performance of the season but unfortunately their batsmen had given them too small a total to defend.
 
South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn (2-10) struck off the very first ball to get rid of his compatriot Richard Levi. Steyn was also adjudged Man of the Match.
 
Sachin Tendulkar failed to fire as he scored a run-a-ball 14 before edging to Dan Christian at first slip off pacer Veer Pratap Singh. 
 
Sharma, however, kept Mumbai Indians on track with his measured 48-ball innings. Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 19 to take the team home safely.
 
Earlier, asked to bat first, Deccan Chargers batsmen struggled on the Wankhede track before being bowled out for 100 in 18.4 overs.
 
Deccan Chargers found run scoring difficult on the Wankhede track and openers Shikhar Dhawan (29), Parthiv Patel (19) and Jean Paul Duminy (25 not out) were the only three batsmen who could get to double figures.
 
They were troubled by Sri Lankan speed merchant Lasith Malinga, who was the pick of the Mumbai Indians bowlers, bagging four for 16. 
 
Mumbai Indans skipper Harbhajan Singh also ended his poor run with the ball, bagging two for 13 from his four overs while New Zealand all-rounder James also picked up two for 18.
 
Harbhajan was not impressed with the performance of the batsmen. “We did not play any better than Deccan, both teams batted poorly, a different wicket from what we have played at the Wankhede. Not good for T20 cricket. I came today and saw the pitch and said whoa, what to expect here, we never know what to expect from this track ever,” he said  
 
Deccan Chargers stand-in captain Cameron White said the toss was crucial. “It was an important toss but we did not play too well. One thing you don't want to do is to have Steyn's overs remaining with the game finished,” he said.
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Steyn was again dejected. “Would have been happier had we won. I totally disrespected Levi with that celebration after his dismissal, should have my match fee taken off. We could have made 15-20 more runs to make things difficult for the opponent,” he said.
 
Mumbai Indians next face Pune Warriors while Deccan Chargers take on Super Kings in Chennai.
 
Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Parthiv Patel c Patel b Rudra Pratap 19
Shikhar Dhawan st Karthik b Harbhajan 29
Ishank Jaggi c Patel b Harbhajan 2
Cameron White c Rudra Pratap b Malinga 0
Jean Paul Duminy not out 25
Dan Christian c Sharma b Franklin 5
Bharat Chipli c Harbhajan b Franklin 1
Ashish Reddy c Sharma b Patel 10
Amit Mishra c Franklin b Malinga 1
Dale Steyn c & b Malinga 3
Veer Pratap Singh c Sharma b Malinga 0
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3) 5
Total (all out in 18.4 overs) 100
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Patel, 5.3 overs), 2-41 (Jaggi, 7.2), 3-44 (White, 8.1), 4-59 (Dhawan, 11.1), 5-64 (Christian, 12.1), 6-66 (Chipli, 12.6), 7-82 (Reddy, 15.2), 8-90 (Mishra, 16.6), 9-100 (Steyn, 18.3)
Bowling:
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-13-2
Rudra Pratap Singh 3-0-20-1 6.66  
Munaf Patel 4-0-23-1
Lasith Malinga 3.4-0-16-4
James Franklin 3-0-18-2
Robin Peterson 1-0-8-0
 
Mumbai Indians:
Richard Levi b Steyn 0
Sachin Tendulkar c Christian b Pratap Singh 14
Rohit Sharma c Jaggi b Duminy 42
Dinesh Karthik c Patel b Steyn 2
James Franklin c Patel b Ashish Reddy 13
Ambati Rayudu not out 19
Robin Peterson not out 1
Extras (lb 1, w 9) 10     
Total (for five wickets in 18.1 overs) 101
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Levi, 0.1 overs), 2-31 (Tendulkar, 5.5), 3-45 (Karthik, 8.3), 4-75 (Sharma, 13.6), 5-81 (Franklin, 16.1) 
Bowling:
Dale Steyn 4-0-10-2
Veer Pratap Singh 4-0-28-1
Dan Christian 3-0-14-0
Amit Mishra 4-0-29-0
Ashish Reddy 2.1-0-11-1
Jean Paul Duminy 1-0-8-1
 
Toss Mumbai Indians, who chose to field
Result: Mumbai Indians won by fuve wickets
Player of the match: Dale Steyn (Deccan Chargers)
Umpires: A.K. Chowdhury and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath
 
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Deccan Chargers beat Pune Warriors for first win in IPL-V

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Deccan Chargers finally got the monkey off their back as they beat Pune Warriors by 19 runs for their maiden win in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here tonight.

Deccan Chargers were lying at the bottom of the table with one point, that too after rains washed out their last clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. They still remain at the bottom of the league with three points after their first win following five consecutive losses.
 
The hosts were outclassed in all the departments of the game today as Deccan Chargers churned out a good all-round performance.
 
For Pune Warriors, the return of their former skipper Yuvraj Singh, as a cheerleader from the dug out, did not bring much luck as their slumped to their second consecutive loss in the IPL. Pune Warriors are now sixth with eight points from nine matches.
 
Desperately looking for their first win in this edition of the 20-20 tournament, Deccan Chargers, opting to bat first, put up a challenging total of 177 for four in 20 overs after Cameron White top-scored with 78 off 46 balls.
 
White smashed five sixes and six fours and added an impressive 75 runs for the fourth wicket with Jean Paul Duminy (26 not out). 
 
Deccan Chargers bowlers then restricted Pune Warriors to 159 for seven in 20 overs. Pacer Ashish Reddy made a memorable IPL debut, bagging two for 32 while South Africa Juan Theron picked two for 37.
 
Pune Warriors lost wickets at regular intervals and never got a decent partnetship. Robin Uthappa was the top scorer with 29 while Australian all-rounder Steven Smith made 26.
 
Pune Warriors had to blame themselves for the loss as their batsmen got starts but couldn’t convert them into match-winning scores.
 
Skipper Sourav Ganguly got a chance at 22 when Jean Paul Duminy dropped a sitter at the point. Ganguly survived three more balls before falling to pacer Manpreet Gony after scoring 23 runs.
 
Earlier, a strong top-order performance by Deccan Chargers took them to a challenging total. Opening batsman Parthiv Patel gave the 2009 champions a good start with his 18-ball 24 that was studded with three fours and a six.
 
Shikhar Dhwan (16) and skipper Kumar Sangakkara (12) couldn’t contribute much but it was the crucial 75-run stand between White and Duminy that helped them get to a match-winning total.
 
Pune Warriors in their next match face Deccan Chargers in the second leg in Cuttack.
 
Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers
Parthiv Patel c Pandey b Kumar 24 
Shikhar Dhawan run out (Pandey/Uthappa) 16
Cameron White c Thomas b Samuels 78 
Kumar Sangakkara b Sharma 12
Jean-Paul Duminy not out 26
Ishank Jaggi not out 10 
Extras: (b 4, lb 5, w 2) 11 
Total: (for four wickets in 20 overs) 177 
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Dhawan, 3.6 overs), 2-50 (Patel, 5.6), 3-83 (Sangakkara, 11.1), 4-158 (White, 17.3)
Bowling:
Ashish Nehra 4-0-29-0
Alfonso Thomas 4-0-27-0
Marlon Samuels 4-0-39-1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-34-1
Rahul Sharma 4-0-39-1 
 
Pune Warriors:
Manish Pandey b Theron 21
Jesse Ryder c sub (DJ Harris) b Ankit Sharma 7
Sourav Ganguly c sub (DJ Harris) b Gony 23
Robin Uthappa b Ashish Reddy 29
Marlon Samuels c Sangakkara b Ashish Reddy 3
Steven Smith c Duminy b Theron 26
Mithun Manhas not out 22
Alfonso Thomas run out (Patel) 12
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 7
Extras: (lb 3, w 5, nb 1) 9
Total: (for seven wickets in 20 overs) 159
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Ryder, 2.3 overs), 2-43 (Pandey, 5.2), 3-73 (Ganguly, 9.5), 4-88 (Uthappa, 13.1), 5-91 (Samuels, 13.6), 6-123 (Smith, 16.5), 7-152 (Thomas, 19.2)
Bowling:
Ankit Sharma 2-0-11-1 
Jean-Paul Duminy 3-0-24-0
Manpreet Gony 4-0-27-1
Juan Theron 4-0-37-2
Amit Mishra 3-0-25-0
Ashish Reddy 4-0-32-2
 
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Deccan Chargers gain first point in IPL-V after rains wash out match against KKR

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2009 champions Deccan Chargers on Tuesday bagged their first points in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was washed out at the Eden Gardens here tonight due to heavy rains.

Deccan Chargers, who have suffered five consecutive losses in the tournament, finally got a point but still remained at the bottom of the table in the ninth spot. Knight Riders are second on the points table behind Delhi Daredevils.
 
The match was called off at around 10.30 pm even without the toss having taken place after the heavy downpour flooded the Eden Gardens.
 
It started with a drizzle but it soon gathered strength and turned torrential with strong winds causing a makeshift wooden structure for security personnel to collapse as well. Three people suffered slight injuries.
 
Knight Riders next face Royal Challengers at home while Deccan Chargers fly to Pune to take on Pune Warriors.
 
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Pietersen grinds Deccan Chargers as Daredevils win convincingly

Kevin Pietersen hammered his maiden century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Delhi Daredevils registered a convincing five-wicket win over Deccan Chargers at the Ferozeshah Kotla here today.

With the win, Daredevils moved to the top of the table with eight points from five matches while Deccan Chargers, the 2009 champions, remained at the bottom with no points even after four matches.
 
Pietersen survived three lives to score a match-winning 103 as Daredevils, chasing a target of 158, made 162 for five in 20 overs with five balls to spare. Pietersen was chosen Man of the Match.
 
Deccan Chargers, who are yet to taste a win in the season so far, raised hopes with a disciplined performance by their batsmen after skipper Kumar Sangakkara opted to bat.
 
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan struck 44 while Partiv Patel made 45 to guide Deccan Chargers to a competitive 157 for eight in 20 overs.
 
Delhi Daredevils' young left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem again triggered a middle-order collapse with his three for 16 while South African fast bowler Morne Morkel got three for 23.
 
While chasing, Pietersen took apart the Deccan Chargers bowling with his 64-ball knock that was studded with nine sixes and six fours.
 
Daredevils lost openers Naman Ojha (1) and Virender Sehwag (7) early. Deccan Chargers pacer Veer Pratap Singh made a memorable debut in the IPL striking in the very first over to get rid of Ojha while in-form South African fast bowler Dale Steyn (2-19) dismissed Sehwag.
 
Steyn again remained the best bowler for the Chargers as he also removed Mahela Jayawardene (6) but didn’t get much support from the other end.
 
Pietersen then played a memorable innings that took the match away from the grasp of the Deccan Chargers. The Englishman got support from New Zealand captain Ross Taylor (13) and Yogesh Nagar (23 not out).
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With Taylor, Pietersen added 42 runs for the fourth wicket. He shared a 49-run stand with Irfan Pathan, during which the Indian all-rounder contributed just five runs.
 
Pietersen and Nagar added 48-runs for the unfinished sixth wicket stand that took the Daredevils home safely. Pietersen struck the winning runs in style, hitting Ankit Sharma for a flat six over his head that also brought up his century.
 
Daredevils in their next match face Pune Warriors at home Saturday while Deccan Chargers take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Cuttack.
 
Scorecard:
Deccan Chargers:
Kumar Sangakkara c Nagar b Morkel 1
Shikhar Dhawan lbw Nadeem 44
Parthiv Patel c Jayawardene b Nadeem 45
Dan Christian c Nadeem b Yadav 19
Jean Paul Duminy c Sehwag b Nadeem 4
Bharat Chipli not out 25
Avishek Jhunjhunwala c Ojha b Morkel 4         
Dale Steyn c Sehwag b Morkel 2
Amit Mishra run out (Pietersen/Ojha) 6
Ankit Sharma not out 1
Extras   (w 5, nb 1) 6                                                
Total (for eight wickets in 20 overs)   157
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Sangakkara, 2.2 overs), 2-81 (Dhawan, 9.1), 3-106 (Patel, 11.6), 4-113 (Duminy, 13.4), 5-125 (Christian, 16.1), 6-132 (Jhunjhunwala, 17.2), 7-134 (Steyn, 17.5), 8-156 (Mishra, 19.5)
Bowling:
Irfan Pathan 4-0-27-0
Kevin Pietersen            2-0-16-0
Morne Morkel 4-0-23-3
Ajit Agarkar 3-0-42-0
Umesh Yadav 3-0-33-1
Shahbaz Nadeem 4-0-16-3
 
Delhi Daredevils:
Naman Ojha c Duminy b Pratap Singh 1
Virender Sehwag c Christian b Steyn 7
Kevin Pietersen not out 103
Mahela Jayawardene c Sangakkara b Christian 6
Ross Taylor run out (Dhawan) 13
Irfan Pathan c Patel b Steyn 5
Yogesh Nagar not out 23
Extras (w 4) 4
Total (for five wickets in 19.1 overs) 162
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Ojha, 0.5 overs), 2-15 (Sehwag, 3.2), 3-23 (Jayawardene, 4.3), 4-65 (Taylor, 9.4), 5-114 (Pathan, 14.4) 
Bowling:
Veer Pratap Singh 4-0-31-1
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Dale Steyn 4-0-19-2
Dan Christian 4-0-35-1
Jean Paul Duminy 3-0-33-0
Amit Mishra 2-0-26-0
Ankit Sharma 2.1-0-18-0
 
Toss: Deccan Chargers, who chose to bat
Result: Delhi Daredevils won by five wickets
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen
Umpires: Billy Bowden (New Zealand) and Shavir Tarapore
TV umpire: V.A. Kulkarni
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
 
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CBI files chargesheet against Jagan, others in illegal assets case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed a charge sheet against Kadapa Lok Sabha member and YSR Congress President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and 11 others, including individuals and firms, in an illegal assets case.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a charge sheet against Kadapa Lok Sabha member and YSR Congress President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and 11 others, including individuals and firms, in an illegal assets case.

The charge sheet was filed in the Court of Special Judge for CBI cases, Hyderabad against Reddy, three private pharmaceutical companies; their Directors/Managing Directors; Jagati Publications, which runs Sakshi newspaer; an infrastructure company; the then Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), the then Zonal Manager, APIIC and two other persons, a press release from the agency said.
 
The charge sheet was filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act, it said.
The accused have been charged with offences of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating, falsification of documents for the purpose of cheating, using of forged documents as genuine and abuse of official position in allotment of lands at Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Jedcherla and Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Pashamylaram by APIIC and as quid pro quo investments by the said companies/individuals in a private publications company and an infrastructure company.
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Jagan Mohan Reddy has been accused of getting investments worth crores of rupees from firms into his own business in return for favours granted to them during the term of his late father, Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, as Chief Minister of the state.
 
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IPL: Deccan Chargers sign Emirates as team sponsor

Venkat Reddy (COO, Deccan Chargers), Darren Lehman (Coach), Gayatri Reddy (co-owner), Orhan Abbas (Vice President India and Nepal - Emirates) and Cameron White (Vice-Captain - Deccan Chargers) at a press conference to announce Emirates as the team's Principal Sponsor in Hyderabad on March 28, 2012.
Venkat Reddy (COO, Deccan Chargers), Darren Lehman (Coach), Gayatri Reddy (co-owner), Orhan Abbas (Vice President India and Nepal - Emirates) and Cameron White (Vice-Captain - Deccan Chargers) at a press conference to announce Emirates as the team's Principal Sponsor in Hyderabad on March 28, 2012.

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers today announced that Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, would be the team's sponsor for the next three seasons of the popular cricket tournament.

Emirates will be supporting the Hyderabad-based team for an initial period of three years and will be with them for their opening IPL match against the Chennai Superkings in Visakhapatnam.
 
IPL season five, featuring nine teams, is due to begin on April 4 and end on May 27.
 
Gayatri Reddy, co-owner of the Deccan Chargers, and Venkatram Reddy, COO, Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Vice President India and Nepal were amongst those present at the announcement.
 
“We are proud to have a leading global brand like Emirates as our team Sponsor for the next three seasons of the IPL,” said Gayatri Reddy. “We are confident this association with Emirates will be fruitful. With an exciting new squad and sponsor, we look forward to the tournament and repeating our winning performance in DLF IPL 2012.”
 
“We are honoured to be joining forces with the Deccan Chargers and partnering with the team for the next three IPL campaigns,” said Abbas. “India is a vital market for Emirates and we recognise the huge role it has played in our development, from the employees who make up almost 25% our workforce to the millions of Indian passengers who book with us every year.
 
“Through this sponsorship we have the chance to connect with the people who we connect to 122 destinations and show our ongoing commitment to a nation which Emirates has been serving since we began operating in 1985,” he said. “It is also a tremendous opportunity for us to further strengthen our support of a sport which the people of India follow with renowned passion.”
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The Deccan Chargers – whose home games will be played at Visakhapatnam, Cuttack and Hyderabad - will feature players such as Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who will captain the side, South African stars J P Duminy and Dale Steyn, as well as Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel.
 
Today's press conference was also attended by vice-captain Cameron White, head coach Darren Lehmann and their fellow Australian Daniel Harris, as well as Indian stars Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra and Manpreet Gony.
 
As Team Sponsor, Emirates will enjoy a range of rights and entitlements to display their official logo on platforms that include the team’s apparel, in stadia branding, for premium hospitality and match tickets, official merchandise and access to the Deccan Chargers players.
 
Deccan Chargers is a unit of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited, which publishes the English newspaper Deccan Chronicle. The team had won the 2009 edition of the tournament, which was played in South Africa and were semi-finalists in 2010.
 
Emirates is also the ICC Official Partner, a status which gives it the sponsorship rights to all ICC major tournaments, including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC World Twenty20, which in 2012 will be staged in Sri Lanka. It also sponsors the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, ICC Under-19 World Cup, ICC Intercontinental Cup and the ICC Women’s World Cup.
 
In partnership with the ICC, Emirates sponsors the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Referees.
 
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Aircraft sales company K-Air announces sale of three aircraft at India Aviation 2012

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Aircraft sales and leasing company K-Air today said it had sold a business jet and two helicopters at the recent India Aviation 2012 show in Hyderabad.
 
The company said in  a press release that it had sold a pre-owned seven-seater Learjet 60XR to a non-resident Indian (NRI) in the Middle East. 
 
The two helicopters sold were a four-seater Bell 206 Jet Ranger to Millar Western in Canada and a five-seater Bell 407 Helicopter to the Prayag group.
 
These sales take the total number of aircraft sold to 17 in financial year 2011-12. In all, transactions worth $ 70 million had been achieved, it said.
 
The release said K-Air has the largest inventory of pre-owned helicopters, turboprops and business jets for sale in India. It is based in Kochi, Kerala and has representative offices around the world.
 
The company specializes in helping customers buy, sell and lease new and pre-owned jets/turbo-prop/ helicopters. Apart from assessing the client’s requirement and negotiating for the selected aircraft, they help oversee all other pre- and post-sale formalities, ranging from pre-buy inspection, legal documentation, DGCA formalities, customization and ferrying aircraft to desired base.
 
K-Air also undertakes selective aircraft management, thereby enabling turnkey projects for its customers.
 
"Customers no longer feel that owning a plane is a luxury but see it more as a necessity to save time and enhance productivity. A 40-hour "on the road" time can be slashed to 18-20 hours by owning an aircraft. We also saw a marked increase in the number of corporates asking us to advise and negotiate for new planes with manufacturers," Ronnie Roshan, Director – Jet Sales, K-Air, said.
 
"We’ve received a very good response at the air show and hope to close on the enquiries received," he added.
 
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