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PKL: Tata Yodha named official sponsor of UP Yoddha franchise

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Automobile giants Tata Motors on Tuesday announced their association with Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) new franchise Uttar Pradesh (UP) Yoddha for the fifth season of the tournament, starting July 28. The company's new pick-up vehicle Tata Yodha was named the official sponsor of the team during the official team jersey launch by state Sports Minister Chetan Chauha...

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Will take up Chitra's issue with Centre: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday expressed disgust at the manner in which Kerala athlete P.U. Chitra, who had qualified for next month's World Athletics Championship has been left out of the national squad. Addressing reporters, Vijayan said Chitra is not just the pride of Kerala but the entire country and it's most disgusting that she ...

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Rains boost paddy sowing in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 25 (IANS) Incessant rainfall since the last four days in Jharkhand has brought cheer to the faces of farmers as paddy sowing has gained momentum. Farmers in the state depend mainly on rainfall since the irrigation system covers only 15 per cent of the cultivable land. Due to shortfall in rain this year, paddy sowing was poor in the state -- varying from zero to 57 pe...

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25th James Bond movie to release in November 2019

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) The upcoming 25th instalment in the popular James Bond franchise has been slated for a release on November 8, 2019. Daniel Craig, who has been playing the famous spy since 2006 film Casino Royale, has not yet been announced as being back as the British Secret Service agent. The film's makers said that casting will be announced at a later date, reports ...

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Neil Nitin Mukesh shares first look of 'Firrkie'

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has shared the first look of his upcoming intense and gritty thriller film Firrkie. Neil on Tuesday took to Twitter to share the poster featuring Jackie Shroff, Kay Kay Menon, Karan Singh Grover, actress Sandeepa Dhar and himself. The caption on the poster read that the shooting for the film will start from August. Firrkie!...

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Dabang Delhi name Iranian Sheykh as captain

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Dabang Delhi on Monday named Iranian all-rounder Meraj Sheykh as their captain for the ninth edition of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), beginning on July 28. Dabang Delhi will begin their campaign on July 29 against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Retaining Sheykh as skipper from the last year, the Delhi team signed players such as experienced defenders Nilesh ...

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Surender Nada named Haryana Steelers captain for PKL

Sonepat (Haryana), July 24 (IANS) Haryana Steelers on Monday named local boy Surender Nada as the franchise's captain for their maiden Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season, starting July 28. Surender's compatriot Wazir Singh was named his deputy, according to a statement from the franchise. The 27-year-old Surender, a left corner defender has appeared in 49 matches in PKL, scoring 156...

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Rains to pound Jharkhand till Wednesday

Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rainfall across Jharkhand over the last three days has hit normal life. The Met Office has forecast more rain till Wednesday. This has, however, brought cheer to the farmers as it has expedited the sowing process. Starting Friday, the state has witnessed rainfall between 60 to 130 mm, the weather office said. According to Met department offici...

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No competition with Mohun Bagan, East Bengal: ATK owner

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Atletico de Kolkata's (ATK) principal owner Sanjiv Goenka on Saturday said his team was not competing with city football giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, and saw no problem regarding allotment of home ground with the two big domestic leagues -- ISL and I-League -- slated to be held parallel this year. Describing Mohun Bagan ...

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FIR against Principal in Jharkhand student's suicide

Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) A day after a class 11 student committed suicide in Jharkhand, parents of the boy on Saturday registered an FIR against the Principal and Vice Principal of the school, police said. The FIR was lodged after Ankur Ambastha, a student of Navodya School in Koderma district, on Friday committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan inside his hostel room.

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'Goli Soda' franchise very close to heart: Vijay Milton

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Cinematographer-filmmaker SD Vijay Milton, who has commenced work on the sequel to his highly successful 2014 Tamil actioner Goli Soda, says the franchise is very close to his heart. As a filmmaker, aGoli Soda' brought me lot of success and critical acclaim. It earned me respect among audiences and peers. It's a franchise that's very close to my heart, Milton, who...

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Coal firm employee, Class 11 boy commit suicide in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) An employee of Central Coalfields Limited and a Class 11 student committed suicide in two separate incidents in Jharkhand on Friday, police said. The 32-year-old Senior Deputy Manager of CCL, Tanusri Hela, was found dead in her home in Ramgarh district. Police suspect she consumed poison. A suicide note has been found which says that her body should be hand...

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Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day

Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared before a special CBI court of Ranchi for the second consecutive day on Friday in connection with a multi-million-rupee fodder scam case. The former Bihar Chief Minister was to appear on Saturday as well but he got exemption from personal appearance, said his lawyer. He appeared before two CBI courts of Shivapal Singh and S.S. ...

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Taaha Shah in Anupam Kher's next

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Taaha Shah, who was last seen alongside Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho, will now be seen in Anupam Kher's first production Ranchi Diaries. I am totally excited for the film. My role in 'Ranchi Diaries' is something I have always wanted to play since long and I feel privileged that I got the chance to share screen space with Anupam Sir, Taaha ...

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NBA star Durant to visit India

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced on Thursday that NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country and coach the countrys top prospects at The NBA Academy India. Durant, the 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, will visit the city on July 27 to do...

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Farmer commits suicide in Jharkhand, government announces compensation

Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of a farmer who committed suicide in Ranchi district. The Jharkhand Chief Minister has expressed concern over suicide of the farmer. Rs 2 lakh compensation will be given to family member of the farmer, said a press release issued by the state government. The Chief Minister...

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'Hangover' producer died of accidental drug OD

Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) J.C. Spink, who produced the Hangover franchise, had fentanyl and traces of cocaine in his system when he died in April, according to a coroners report. The report, released on Wednesday, states that Spink had a history of prescription drug abuse and was known to binge drink and self-medicate with marijuana, reports variety.com. He also had a history o...

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Over 200 players to feature in ISL draft

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) More than 200 Indian footballers will be up for grabs when the Indian Super League (ISL) player draft is held here on Sunday with two new entrants -- Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC -- vying for the finest players along with the remaining eight franchises. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 18 players in the squad will be allowed per team according to ISL regulations. T...

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4 Maoists arrested, arms cache recovered in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Four Maoist guerrillas were arrested here while an arms cache was seized in Jharkhand's Palamu district on Wednesday, the state police said. The arrested Maoists, belonging to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), were responsible for attacking a closed mine and setting three vehicles on fire under Ormanjhi police station jurisdiction here on July 11, a po...

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NorthEast United launch residential youth football academy

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) on Wednesday took an initiative to nurture football talent across the eight states of the north-east region by launching its own residential youth academy. NEUFC said the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Shillong will offer talented aspiring footballers the best training, education and competition through...

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