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BCCI to take final call on next President: Sunil Gavaskar

Mumbai/ Vizag/ New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court’s proposal to appoint Sunil Gavaskar as the interim chief of the BCCI, Gavaskar said that it is for the board to take the final call, as the board is all set to surface its decision over the proposal on Friday. Earlier, The Supreme Court called on BCCI Chief N Srinivasan to step down to ensure a fair probe in IPL Spot fixing case. MoS for Parliamentary Affairs and former chairman of IPL, Rajiv Shukla refused to comment on the pronouncements of Supreme Court. However, former cricketer Chandu Borde expressed confidence that the cricket board will take a decision on this. Mar 28, 2014
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Political parties hit out at central govt for abstaining from Sri Lanka Resolution in UNHRC

Chennai/ New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) hit out at central government after it abstained from voting on a US-sponsored resolution for probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The resolution was adopted as 23 countries voted in its favour, 12 against it while others abstained at the 47-member-state forum in Geneva. DMK leader TKS Elangovan said India should have moved the resolution. CPI leader D Raja said it was a betrayal of Tamil people’s cause in Sri Lanka. Mar 28, 2014
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India certified as polio-free by WHO

New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): The World Health Organisation declared India free of the crippling polio virus during a ceremony in New Delhi, making the country's almost two-decade-long, multi-billion-dollar effort one of the biggest public health achievements in recent times. India's last case of the wild polio virus was detected in January 2011 in a two-year-old girl in West Bengal. The ceremony was organised in New Delhi to give the official certificate to India for this achievement of eradicating the disease from the country. Southeast Asia director of WHO, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said that the ceremony marks one of the biggest public health achievements in the world. Mar 28, 2014
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India's rural heartland turns to BJP's Narendra Modi

During a decade of power, the Congress party has spent billions of dollars in rural India, its traditional stronghold. But dissatisfaction among voters in these impoverished areas is boosting support for the BJP's Narendra Modi. Duration: 02:44 Mar 28, 2014
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Ukraine far-right rally after police shoot leader dead

Hundreds of Ukrainian far-right nationalists rallied outside the parliament building in Kiev Thursday night, smashing windows and demanding the interior minister's resignation, days after police shot dead one of their leaders. Duration: 01:07 Mar 28, 2014
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Obama 'moved' by Pope's message, invites him to US

During press conference, US President Barack Obama spoke of his admiration for Pope Francis and invited him to the United States, adding how their conversation focused on the need to address "growing inequality." Duration: 00:43 Mar 28, 2014
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Strike grounds hundreds of flights in Germany

Air passengers in Germany faced delays, disruption and hundreds of flight cancellations across the country Thursday as ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance workers walked out over pay. Duration: 01:08 Mar 28, 2014
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Obama meets Pope Francis for first time

US President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday for talks expected to focus on efforts to combat global inequality. Duration: 00:44 Mar 28, 2014
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Egyptians react to Sisi's run for president

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he has quit the military to run for president and vows to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after toppling its elected leader. Duration: 00:48 Mar 28, 2014