New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Arriving in India days after a border stand-off, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday that China regards India as an important partner and friend, and it serves their bilateral interests and the world to coexist peacefully. In a written statement issued on his arrival here Sunday afternoon, Li said "it serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people and is a blessing to Asia and the world at large that China and India coexist peacefully, maintain friendly relations and work together to realize national rejuvenation," said Xinhua news agency. China, Li said, regarded India as an important partner and friend, adding, "I am looking forward to exchanging views with Indian leaders on bilateral ties and regional and global issues of common concern." Li also expressed confidence that his visit would strengthen mutual trust, deepen cooperation, expand common interests and consolidate bilateral friendship, which would inject new vigour into the China-India strategic and cooperative partnership designed for peace and prosperity.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match here Sunday evening.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will lead a high-level delegation to the US next week to attend the Indo-American Homeland Security Dialogue, a statement said Sunday.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A 35-year-old man was crushed to death by a Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) bus here but police said Sunday they were yet to trace the bus or its driver. The incident took place in west Delhi's Mangolpuri area Saturday night. In another also Saturday night, Deepak, 19, fell off his motorcycle in Krishna Vihar in west Delhi.
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of systematically covering up the mining scam in Odisha, the Congress party here Sunday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into it. Former state congress president Niranjan Patnaik said the scam in Odisha was on the lines of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh but no arrests have been made so far. The investigation launched by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government focused on political propaganda by targeting a few known mine-owners rather than looking at the larger issues, including money laundering and large-scale involvement of politicians and bureaucrats, the Congress leader alleged
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Scorching summer heat sizzled most places in the pllains of Haryana and Punjab Sunday, recording temperatures of over 45 degrees Celsius, the Met department officials said here.
Pune, May 19 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils, who topped the league standings in the last Indian Premier League, finished last this season after losing to Pune Warriors at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Sunday. Delhi fell 38 runs short of Pune's 172 for five, ending at 134 for nine. The home side skipper Aaron Finch slammed 52 runs off 34 balls while left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza and all-rounder Angelo Matthews snapped up three wickets each.
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 19 (IANS) Four suspected linkmen of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday, police said. One of the nabbed was a retired Indian defence employee.
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Sudipta Sen, Saradha Group chief and alleged mastermind of the chit fund scam, and one of his close aides were Sunday sent to 10 days' police custody by a West Bengal court in a fresh case. Sen and his employee Arvind Chauhan were sent to police custody by a South 24-Parganas district court on a complaint lodged by Manik Chakrabarty, an agent of a Saradha Group chit fund company who claims to have collected money from over 3,000 investors. In his complaint to the Baruipur police station, Chakrabarty accused Sen of cheating and defrauding people
Pune, May 19 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Sunday: Pune Warriors: Robin Uthappa c Warner b Yadav 24 Aaron Finch c Sehwag b Kaul 52 Manish Pandey b Nadeem 10 Yuvraj Singh c Sehwag b Pathan 3 Angelo Mathews not out 30 Luke Wright c Sehwag b Kaul 44 Raiphi Gomez not out 4 Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 5 Total (for five wickets in 20 overs) 172 Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Uthappa, 5.1 overs), 2-74 (Pandey, 9.4), 3-91 (Finch, 11.6), 4-96 (Yuvraj Singh, 13.3), 5-167 (Wright, 19.4) Bowling: Irfan Pathan 4-0-34-1 Morne Morkel 4-0-36-0 Siddharth Kaul 4-0-27-2 Umesh Yadav 4-0-52-1 Shahbaz Nadeem 4-0-21-1 Mahela Jayawardene c Wright b Murtaza 14 David Warner c Uthappa b Parnell 2 Bharat Chipli lbw b Murtaza 16 Virender Sehwag c Gomez b Murtaza 11 Ben Rohrer b Dinda 7 Irfan Pathan c Pandey b Mathews 24 CM Gautam c Gomez b Mathews 30 Morne Morkel c Parnell b Mathews 0 Umesh Yadav not out 8 Shahbaz Nadeem c Mathews b Dinda 6 Siddharth Kaul not out 0 Extras (lb 5, w 10, nb 1) 16 Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 134 (6.70 runs per over) Fall of wickets 1-17 (Warner, 2.1 overs), 2-40 (Jayawardene, 4.5), 3-55 (Sehwag, 7.2), 4-55 (Chipli, 7.3), 5-64 (Rohrer, 9.4), 6-118 (Gautam, 16.4), 7-119 (Morkel, 16.6), 8-125 (Pathan, 18.3), 9-133 (Nadeem, 19.5) Bowling: Wayne Parnell 3-0-36-1 BhuvneshwaR Kumar 4-0-26-0 Ashok Dinda 4-0-21-2 Ali Murtaza 4-0-15-3 Yuvraj Singh 2-0-17-0 Angelo Mathews 3-0-14-3 Match details: Toss: Pune Warriors chose to bat Umpires: Nigel Llong (England) and Simon Taufel (Australia) TV umpire: Vineet Kulkarni Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka) Reserve umpire: Pashchim Pathak