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Narendran on top at national racing tourney

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Arjun Narendran of Coimbatore underlined his dominance by achieving a double in the premier Indian Touring Cars category while Goutham Parekh and Raghul Rangasamy split the two races in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship concluded here on Sunday. With the championship winner in the F1600 eligible for the Mazda Road To...

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A battle to protect chess players' interests

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) They should have battled over the chess board against several players during the past seven years. Instead, they fought their battles in legal forums against the All India Chess Federation (AICF). They both feel that there should be a strong association to represent the players' interests with AICF. However, with a verdict in their favour from the Competition Comm...

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Sandeep, Arjun score fluent wins in racing nationals

Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu racers Sandeep Kumar (MRF F1600) and Arjun Narendran (Indian Touring Cars) chalked up impressive victories to grab the spotlight in the third round of the national championship at the Madras Motor Racing Track here on Saturday. Starting from pole position, local boy Sandeep won virtually untroubled though he trailed Nirmal Umashankar briefly before movi...

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In Haryana, girls are no less than anybody: Miss India runner-up

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Miss India first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary, who hails from Haryana, says that her state has done an excellent job in bringing an equality between girls and boys with the help of government and this has shown amazing results in all fields. My state has really done an excellent job, especially with the help of government. So now we really can't say that girls are...

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Fakhar's unbeaten double ton helps Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, July 20 (IANS) Opener Fakhar Zaman hit Pakistan's highest ever individual ODI score and also eclipsed the country's previous record for opening stands to overpower Zimbabwe by 244 runs at Queens Sports Club here on Friday. Fakhar remained unbeaten on 210 off 156 deliveries which included 28 fours and five sixes. The innings also propelled Pakistan to their highest ever ODI tot...

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Racing Nationals: Chennai's Sandeep grabs pole in MRF F1600

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Local lad Sandeep Kumar put the hammer down by grabbing pole position in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the national racing championship commenced at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Friday. Sandeep had finished first runner-up in the same category last year, thus missing a ticket to the Mazda Road To Indy shootout, and is determined to go one bet...

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Prosecution complaint filed against Kanishk Gold MD

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has filed a prosecution complaint against Bhoopesh Kumar Jain, Managing Director of Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and others for alleged money laundering. In a statement issued here, the ED said on conclusion of its investigations in connection with the properties bought with the money borrowed from banks fraudently, the p...

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Wipro ties up with US-based Alight Solutions

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Friday said it had tied up with Alight Solutions, a US-based technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions provider, to reshape the HR services industry. Our strategic partnership will enable Alight to accelerate investment in consumer-facing technologies and services across its health, wealth and cloud businesses by leverag...

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On International Chess Day players happy at CCI's order against AICF

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The recent order by Competition Commission of India has given Indian chess players an additional reason to celebrate the International Chess Day on Friday. Almost all the players to whom IANS spoke to welcomed the CCI order and are hopeful of things changing for their benefit. On July 12, the CCI held the undertaking prescribed by AICF for players regardin...

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Air fares on many routes cheaper than railways' premium trains: CAG

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Tickets on the Indian Railways' premium trains were much higher as compared to airfares, says a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, tabled in parliament on Friday. Coming down heavily on the flexi-fare scheme of the Indian Railways, the CAG report said: For the 120 advance reservation period (ARP) of 120 days, travel by air was found to be cheapest mod...

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Volkswagen group to increase capacity by 20,000 units, set up design centre

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Expanding production capacity marginally, setting up a design centre, launching new models, increasing localisation levels, and having a regional celebrity as brand ambassador are among German automobile group Volkswagen's to increase its market share in India, said a senior company official on Friday. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, also told ...

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Indian children to be part of 'Nuclear Kids' musical in Hungary

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Three children from the Atomic Energy Central School at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu have been selected to participate in the forthcoming Nuclear Kids -- an international music programme in Hungary, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Friday. In a statement here, Rosatom, the equipment supplier and consultant for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Pr...

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Volkswagen to slightly expand capacity, set up design centre

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Expanding production capacity marginally, setting up a design centre, launching new models, increasing localisation levels, and having a regional celebrity as brand ambassador are among German automobile group Volkswagen's India 2.0 strategy to become the number three player in the market, said a senior company official on Friday. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswag...

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First schedule of 'F2' wrapped up

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The first schedule of Anil Ravipudi's directorial F2 has concluded. Ravipudi, who is known for directing films like Supreme and Raja The Great, on Thursday took to Twitter to praise the cast of his upcoming movie, which includes Tamannaah Bhatia, Varun Tej and Venkatesh. First schedule done. 'F2' Venkatesh garu you are amazing sir. Varun Tej brother missed...

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Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram approved investment beyond his mandate, says CBI

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI listed on Thursday former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, alleging that he had power to approve foreign investments only up to Rs 600 crore but he cleared Rs 3,200-crore investment without referring the matter to CCEA. The revelation was made in the charge-sheet the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed in a ...

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AIADMK may not back no-trust motion

Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The AIADMK with 37 members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday indicated that it might not support the opposition's no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government. AIADMK Joint Coordinator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami told reporters in Salem that the no-confidence motion was moved by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for issues concerning Andhra Prade...

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Indian chess body to work out strategy to put more players in world top-20

Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) will soon chalk out a programme of action to have a couple of Indian Grand Masters in the top 20 in the world by 2020, said a senior official. He said that as a mark of celebration of International Chess Day, cakes will be cut at two tournament venues -- National (Open and Girls) in Tumkur, Karnataka and National Sub-Junior Un...

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Thinkwide to expand operations in 3 cities

Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Hostels and paying guest (PG) accommodation-finding tech startup Thinkwide on Thursday announced its plans to venture into three new cities this year. The Hyderabad-based developer of PGO (Paying Guest Online) mobile and web application platform currently lists 40% of hostel and PG properties with over 20,000 users. The company rolled out technology plat...

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Infosys arm in pact to build metro rail station in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm (Infosys Foundation) on Thursday signed an agreement to build and maintain a metro rail station in the Electronics City on Bengaluru's southern outskirts, said an official on Thursday. The station will be built in the second phase of the metro network's expansion across the city and maintained by the Foundation for 30 years af...

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4th leg of 3x3 Basketball League in Chennai on July 21-22

Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The fourth leg of the 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will be held here on July 21 and 22. The fourth leg will see the addition of Canada's Bikramjit Gill, joining the Indian and international basketball players in 3BL including Leandro Souza de Lima, Inderbir Singh Gill and Kiran Shastri who will be putting on their best show. The Chennai round will witness a...

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