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Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | Agencies

Khushbir finishes 42nd in 20km walk London: K T Irfan and Khushbir Kaur finished at 23rd and 42nd positions respectively in the men's and women's 20km race walk events on the final day of competitions as India ended their miserable World Championships campaign on a disappointing note, here on Sunday....

Yoddhas are champions in inaugral edition of SBL

Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

In a nail-biting finale of the inaugural edition of Super Boxing League (SBL) that went right down to the wire, Maratha Yoddhas defeated Haryana Warriors 10-9 to claim the trophy here at the Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium on Saturday. It was Maratha Yoddhas who started the final fight night...

United, Tottenham make winning starts in EPL

Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | AP | MANCHESTER

Two summer signings costing $150 million inspired Manchester United to an easy victory in its opening Premier League match of the season. Tottenham hasn't spent a penny in the transfer market this summer but still got off to a winning start Sunday. Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Nemanja Matic ran the game...

Tillakratne unhappy with shot selection of SL

Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | PTI | Pallekele

Sri Lanka batting coach Hashan Tillakratane on Sunday chided his batsmen for their cross-batted shots against the Indian spinner as the hosts stare at a massive defeat in the third Test. The coach expressed his displeasure with how his team folded up in the first innings for a paltry 135 in...

India’s SA tour to take place early next year

Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | PTI | Pallekele

The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri on Sunday confirmed that India will travel to South Africa for a full tour early next year. With Sri Lanka scheduled to play a return tour to India in November-December, which is part of the ICC future tour program, there were some doubts over the Indian...

India stutter after big opening stand

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | PTI | Pallekele

Shikhar Dhawan continued his golden run but a rare flop show from the famed middle-order saw Sri Lanka restrict India to 329 for 6 here on the first day of third cricket Test. Courtesy Dhawan's (119) sixth Test hundred and a record 188-run opening stand with KL Rahul (85), India looked...

‘I don't become defensive anymore’

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | PTI | Pallekele

He has hit a purple patch since his comeback into the Indian team for the Champions Trophy and opener Shikhar Dhawan attributes it to a distinct change in mindset, when put under the pump. "When I experienced failure, I had a different kind of approach. I was more on the defensive...

Yuvi under scanner, Pandey set to return

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Talented Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey is expected to make a comeback into the Indian limited overs squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, which could well be veteran Yuvraj Singh's last chance to revive his floundering international career. It will also be interesting to note the selector's stand on Ajinkya...

Takhar seeks better facilities for rowers

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | Akshay Sharma | New Delhi

Asian Games gold medallist rower Bajrang Lal Takhar on Saturday said that he feels a lot more could be done to promote sports like rowing and canoeing in India. "I am not satisfied with the progress made since my Asian Games gold in Guangzhou in 2010. We are still not a...

Champions lose 2-3 in opener; Liverpool held

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | AP | London

Chelsea had two players sent off and lost 3-2 to Burnley as it started its English Premier League title defense on Saturday. Captain Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge in the 13th minute, before the champions conceded three goals in a 20-minute period before halftime. Striker...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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GSI to look for limestone deposits in Raigarh dist

19 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Geological Survey of India will carry out assessment of Limestone deposits In Laladhurwa-Jognipali Block of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. GSI last year took up assessment of limestone deposits at Birutola-Nawapara-Sohagpur Blocks of Kabirdham district in Chhattisgarh, officials stated...

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