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Rohana bags second title of PGTI golf season at Tata Open

Jamshedpur, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan golfer Anura Rohana cruised to a four-shot victory as he returned a clinical final round of two-under 69 to total 19-under 265 at the Rs. 1 crore TATA Open here on Sunday. The quintet of Kolkata-based golfers Viraj Madappa (66) and Raju Ali Mollah (70), Gurugram's Manu Gandas (68), Delhi's Shamim Khan (69) and Noida's Vikrant Chopra (69) finished join...

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Christians allege police high-handedness over arrests

Mathura/Agra, Dec 17 (IANS) The Christian community in Agra and Mathura on Sunday alleged police high-handedness over the arrest of seven people in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on what it said were fabricated charges of religious conversion. The seven accused, now in judicial custody, were picked up by police from a house in a village after locals complained to the police that outsid...

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Ranji Trophy: Karnataka 36/3 after skittling out Vidarbha for 185

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Pacer Abhimanyu Mithun bagged his third five-wicket haul of the Ranji Trophy campaign as Vidarbha collapsed for a paltry 185 before Karnataka were reduced to 36/3 at the end of the first day's play in their semi-final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Karun Nair (6 batting) and CM Gautam (9 batting) were at the crease at stumps with Karnataka trailing by 149 runs...

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Google's response to record EU fine draws flak from rivals

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Google may be courting fresh trouble after the European Commission's massive penalty in June as its rivals are preparing to lodge new complaints with the Commission alleging inadequate response to the record anti-trust fine, a media report said. In recent weeks, several of Google's rivals have held meetings with Margrethe Vestager, Europe's competition commissioner,...

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On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain. But the girl, coming from a family...

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I can be addicted to anything: Robbie Williams

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams believes his sobriety is his greatest achievement and he accepts that he will always have addictive tenancies that he'll always have to live with. The Let Me Entertain You star considers his sobriety to be his greatest achievement, but readily admits his addictive tendencies are something he must always keep on top of, reports femalefirst.co.u...

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Julie Andrew was lovely in 'Sound of Music', says Plummer

Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Christopher Plummer says that Dame Julie Andrews' best performance was in the classic The Sound of Music. It's not entirely true that I loathe 'The Sound of Music'. I think Julie Andrews, who I adore, is absolutely lovely in it, Plummer told the Metro newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I think it is her most free and naked performance ...

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FC Goa outclass Delhi Dynamos to top ISL table

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) FC Goa outclassed hosts Delhi Dynamos 5-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday to go on top of the table in the India Super League (ISL) season four. Leading goal scorer of the season, Spanish forward Ferran Corominas (45th minute) scored his eighth to give FC Goa the initial lead which was followed by a brilliant 26-yard finish from fellow Spaniard M...

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Arrest warrant issued against Big Boss contestant Arshi Khan

Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Controversial Bigg Boss Season 11 contestant Arshi Khan could be headed for legal trouble, with a court in Punjab's Jalandhar city issuing an arrest warrant against her. However, there is a question mark over she being actually arrested from the Bigg Boss reality show house sets as her publicist, according to reports, claimed to have obtained a stay order on the...

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Shami, Saha boost Bengal in Ranji semis vs Delhi

Pune, Dec 16 (IANS) Even as both Bengal and Delhi fancy their chances of featuring in their maiden Ranji Trophy final since 2010, the inclusion of pacer Mohammed Shami and stumper Wriddhiman Saha bolsters the eastern powerhouse ahead of the semi-final at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. While Bengal last won the elite domestic championship in 1989-90, Delhi lif...

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These books could become 'bombs' in 2018

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Keen observers of contemporary Indian literature would recall that a series of memoirs, which came to be known as book bombs, critical of the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, hit the stands just ahead of the 2014 general election. Four years later, it seems that the opposition has learnt its lesson as an array of books by opposition leaders,...

2 days ago
Would bunk college, watch movies in cinema halls: Mehbooba

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she was nostalgic about the time when she would bunk college as a youngster and watched films in Srinagar. She said that youngsters living in Srinagar today do not know about the joys of watching films in cinema halls, because of bans by militants on cinema halls in the troubled state. I have gro...

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Adivasis, Lambdas clash in Telangana's Adilabad district

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The ongoing tussle between Gond Adivasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn as the two communities clashed at several places in Adilabad district on Friday. Scores of people were injured, some of them critically, as the two groups attacked each other in tribal areas in Utnoor, about 250 km from here. Police used teargas shells at se...

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I-League: Ten-man Mohun Bagan held by Shillong Lajong

Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Ten-man Mohun Bagan, saddled by a raft of injuries, had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Thursday. Both goals came from penalties as Dipanda Dicka (12th minute) gave Mohun Bagan the lead early on in the first half only to see his strike cancelled out by Samuel Lalmuanpuia (72...

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Honor to open four more exclusive service centres

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) In a bid to give its users prompt after-sales service, Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Thursday announced opening four more exclusive service centres in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Guwahati. With the opening of the new service centres, we aim to ease the after-sales trouble shooting for our customers. These will help us reach out to more of our customers across t...

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Sri Lankan risks torture if deported from Australia

Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) A UN committee against torture has advised the Australian government not to deport a Sri Lankan man, fearing he might be tortured upon return, the media reported on Thursday. The Geneva-based committee of 10 human rights experts has formally requested Australia not to return the man to Colombo, reports the Guardian. The man was told on December 6 by the De...

3 days ago
A call for jihad in an earthly paradise -- and its consequences

Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399 Faith can move mountains. But when distorted and misplaced, it can demolish lives, families and much more. And this destructive tendency can even manifest itself in places far away from an area of savage religious strife. Say, an idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago nation, whose people a...

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Lost battle to save my brother: Nadiadwala on Vora's death

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his brother and friend. Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, came into his own as the writer of Ram Gopal Varma's Rangeela and Daud and also made a big impact playing comic roles in films like Akele Hum Akele Tu...

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FRDI bill will take away guarantee of bank deposits: CPI-M

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Alleging that the Narendra Modi government's proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill would create problems for bank depositors in getting their money back, CPI-M politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Wednesday urged people to join protest demonstrations before bank, insurance and financial institutions against the legislation. In adherence to the...

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ISL: Pune City aim at improving home record against Bengaluru

Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) Despite FC Pune City having lost two of their three home games this Indian Super League (ISL) season, chief coach Ranko Popovic termed his team as the favourites against top-placed Bengaluru FC in their match here on Thursday. Both teams, ranked in the top half for now, have nine points each and will look to solidify their position at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports...

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