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Srikanth stuns Axelsen; Saina, Prannoy lose in Denmark Open

Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stunned reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to reach the semi-finals, while Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy lost in the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday. Men's singles eighth seed Srikanth eliminated Rio Olympic bronze medallist and second seed Axelsen with a 14-21, 22-...

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U-17 WC: Loew tracking U-17 team's performance, says Germany assistant coach

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Germany senior football team coach Joachim Loew is keeping a close eye on how the U-17 boys are performing in the World Cup here, the team's assistant coach Dennis Lamby said on Friday. Joachim Loew sent us a message as he is interested to know what we are doing in the World Cup now, Lamby, 33, told reporters on the sidelines of Germany's training session here.

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U-17 World Cup: Our defence starts with our forwards: Brazil goalkeeper Brazao

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Brazil goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao on Friday said their team's defence starts with their forwards and it is their dexterity in tracking back that has so far helped the three-time champions leak just one goal in four matches. Our defensive system starts with our forwards. they are helping us a lot ..running and marking..that's why teams are not shooting in my goal tha...

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Silver and Bronze for India in Worldskills competition

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As the country plunged in festivity here, a team of individuals found a different brilliance at the shores in Abu Dhabi with the winning of a Silver and a Bronze medal at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, Ministry of Skill Development said in a statement on Friday. Mohit Dudeja won a Silver for Patisserie and Confectionery, and Kiran, a Bronze, for Prototype Mode...

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U-17 WC: Man City's Jesus among the players to have wished Brazil for campaign

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is one of the few Brazilian senior team players who have wished the U-17 team luck for their campaign in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao said ahead of their crunch quarter-final game on Sunday. Many of them sent some videos to us supporting us for this competition. Gabriel Jesus, George, Ederson... they were ...

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Golfer Chawrasia to compete at Mauritius Open

Port Louis, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian veteran golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia has added his name to a strong Asian challenge for the 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at The Heritage Golf Club at Heritage Resorts this November, it was announced on Friday. Chawrasia joins Asian Tour star Scott Hend of Australia in a field that also includes 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, multiple European Tour wi...

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'Nirmal Ganga' a reality for Varanasi soon: Government

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a 'Nirmal Ganga' (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday. Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently generates an estimated 300 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage, which is expe...

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Golfer Bhullar grabs sole lead at Macao Open

Macau, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar eagled the 18th and final hole of the second round to score six-under 65 and retain the lead at the top of the Macao Open on Friday. The 29-year-old signalled his strong intentions to win the prestigious tournament for the second time when he fired one eagle and five birdies against a bogey for a 65 that took his total to 13-under 129....

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Goa transport officials to be booked for littering: Parrikar

Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Transport officials responsible for dumping vehicle ownership documents and other semi-charred official files along a national highway, will be filed for littering and an enquiry has been initiated, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. I have already asked for a report. I will first file a case against them for dumping garbage. Littering case first, P...

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Real Madrid's Navas suffers abductor muscle injury

Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has suffered a muscle injury in the right hip's abductor, the Spanish football club announced on Friday. The La Liga defending champions confirmed the 30-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper's injury in a statement posted on Real Madrid's official website, reports Efe. Following tests carried out on Keylor Navas, he has been dia...

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Strong US challenge for England in quarter-final

Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) England will know all too well that they will have to put their best foot forward and sweep aside the frailties of the last game when they take on a powerful United States side in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarter-final here on Saturday. England won against Japan in a round of 16 game via penalty shootouts after failing to unlock their rivals' rigid defence in nin...

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New Zealand PM-elect announces 28-member Cabinet

Wellington, Oct 20 (IANS) New Zealand's Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday that her Cabinet will comprise of 28 members, including three who will sit out, and pledged to fight against climate change, poverty and gender inequality. Ardern, the 37-year-old Labour Party leader who will be the youngest female head of government in the world, said she would seek to implem...

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One killed in police firing in Bihar

Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) One person was killed and two injured as police opened fire on a group of people protesting the killing of a local shopkeeper in Bihar's Samastipur district, an official said on Friday. Hundreds of angry protesters surrounded Tajpur police station and set ablaze five vehicles on Friday after shopkeeper Janardhan Thakur was shot dead by some unidentified criminals on ...

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Sharapova, Puig to bring supplies to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova and Olympic champion Monica Puig will go to Puerto Rico next week and bring necessary supplies to the island which was hit badly by Hurricane Maria last month. Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam champion and Puig won Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal in any sport at the Rio de Janeiro Games last summer, reported Xinhua news agency....

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U-17 World Cup: Brazil-Germany tie most anticipated

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The big-ticket Brazil-Germany FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final to be played here on Sunday has sent the football crazy city into a tizzy prompting the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to bill this clash as one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the tournament. World Cup semi-final in 2014, Olympic final in 2016...and the buzz in unbelievable. This is one o...

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Playing as a team our trait: Brazil U-17 midfielder Alan

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Germany coach Christian Wueck had said that they will focus on their quarter-final opponents as a team and not individual players, Brazil midfielder Alan echoed the sentiment. Yes, it's definitely one of the traits of this team, Alan -- one of Brazil's most promising young players -- told FIFA on Thursday. And it's something that demonstrates t...

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Of Sindhis, patriarchy, mythology and love

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Take a close look at the Sindhi way of doing business; know the stories of women resisting the patriarchal rules of the society; go through an illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata that is sure to enthrall the new generation of readers; and flick through a modern love story, full of bumps and hurdles. These are the reads, IANS bookshelf has on offer for this w...

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Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, said he would continue with McLaren for one more season. The 36-year-old Alonso, who has 32 victories in F1, is set to enter his 17th season in racing with McLaren, he announced on Thursday, reports Efe. Alonso debuted in F1 in 2001 with Minardi and after a year as a t...

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Federer congratulates Nadal on anniversary of tennis academy

Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Oct 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer sent a video to Spanish long time rival and fellow all-time great Rafael Nadal congratulating him on the first anniversary of his tennis academy and recalling the late-career resurgence both have enjoyed in 2017. I just wanted to congratulate the Rafa Nadal Academy on their one-year anniversary and all their te...

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Diego brace helps Flamengo defeat Bahia

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) Two second-half goals from former Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego helped Flamengo to a 4-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A championship. Defender Rever gave the hosts the lead by prodding in from close range but the visitors equalized when Steven Mendoza converted a penalty after Hernane Brocador was brought down by Juan on Thursday, reports Xinhua n...

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