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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

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Boxers Lovelina, Sonia, Himanshu, Ashish enter Ulaanbaatar Cup semis

Ulaanbaatar, June 21 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia Lather (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured themselves of a medal after advancing to the semi-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Thursday. Sonia, a World and Asian championship silver-medallist, produced an assured performance to defeat local favourite Myagmar Gundegmaa to make the last-four stage. Joining her in the medal...

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Shooters Heena, Rahi impress at 18th KSS Memorial championship

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former World No.1 Heena Sidhu of ONGC topped the charts for the selection trials in the 10 metre Air Pistol category while para-shooter Rubina Francis from Madhya Pradesh clinched a gold and silver medal in the junior and senior category of the 10m Air Pistol (IPC) championship, respectively at the Dr. Karni Shooting Range here on Thursday. Heena scored a mammot...

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Boxers Amit, Gaurav enter Chemistry Cup semis

Halle (Germany), June 21 (IANS) Commonwealth Games medallists Amit Panghal (49kg) and Gaurav Solanki (52kg) stormed into the semi-finals of their respective weight categories and assured themselves of medals at the Chemistry Cup boxing tournament here. Amit defeated Germany's Christopher Goman 5-0, while Gaurav recorded a comprehensive win over Russia's Vadim Kudriakov by a similar margi...

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Indian hockey squad to leave for Champions Trophy

Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) India's hockey squad will leave in the wee hours of Tuesday for the Rabobank Mens Hockey Champions Trophy, to be held in Breda, the Netherlands from Saturday. Led by India's veteran goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, the team is upbeat and confident of a podium finish at the farewell edition of the prestigious tournament. Ahead of the team's departure from the K...

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Karnataka's Meghana, Tejas shoot gold in mixed team event

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Asian Air Gun Championship silver medallist Meghana M. Sajjanar and Tejas Krishna Prasad of Karnataka proved to be a deadly combination for their opponents as they annexed the gold medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle mixed team senior event at the Karni Singh Shooting range here on Saturday. While the Karnataka pair reigned supreme with a score of 495.9, the duo fro...

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Arpit, Adarsh clinch gold on Day 1 of KSS Memorial Shooting meet

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) National team shooter Arpit Goel of Delhi bagged the top honours in the 25 metre Rapid Fire Pistol (senior) men category whereas in the junior category Adarsh Singh clinched the gold with a difference of just one point in the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Wednesday. In the senior 25m Rapid Fire Pistol round, Arpit asserted his dominance from the ini...

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Women's hockey: India begin 5-match series against Spain

Madrid, June 11 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will start its five-match bilateral series against Spain on Tuesday at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium. The World No. 10 team will be led by Rani Rampal, who has returned to the team after having been rested for the recently concluded 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy held in South Korea. The visitors have picked a fu...

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Kenya's Korikwiang shakes off injury, targeting Africa championships

Nairobi, June 10 (IANS) Two-time World Military Games champion Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya has returned from injury and aims to peak in time to make the Kenya team to the Africa Championships. Korikwiang, 30, last featured at the Africa Championships in 2010 when Nairobi hosted the games and finished a distant sixth. However, loss of form and recess due to maternity saw her skip the 2014...

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Women's hockey squad leaves for Madrid to play 5 matches vs Spain

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Indian womens hockey squad left for Madrid on Friday to play five matches against hosts Spain starting June 12 as part of their preparations for next month's World Cup in London. India's ace striker and skipper Rani Rampal, who is back in the squad after being rested for the recently-held 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy in South Korea where the team won a ...

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Want to pardon Muhammad Ali, says Trump

Washington, June 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is considering a pardon for late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware of the fact that the former world heavyweight champion does not need one. Ali was convicted in 1967 for refusing to be drafted into the United States military during the Vietnam War. Regarded as perhaps the greatest boxer of al...

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Hockey India names 48 players for senior women's national camp

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hockey India on Saturday named 48 players for the senior women national camp to be held from May 28 to June 9 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru ahead of a tour to Spain and the FIH Women's World Cup in London. After ending their 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy campaign with a silver medal, the Indian team will regroup for the training camp under chi...

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Deepika Padukone's new obsession is running

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has accepted a fitness challenge by Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, and says her new obsession is running. Deepika on Friday took to Twitter and shared a video of her running in her gym gear. I am extremely passionate about fitness and my new obsession. Running! Thank You P.V. Sindhu! Challenge accepted, Deepika twee...

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Tripura University teacher suspended for violating protocol

Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The Tripura University on Thursday suspended an Assistant Professor on charges of violating the protocol a day earlier during its convocation where Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest. Hindi Department Assistant Professor Jai Kaushal, 37, has been suspended for violating the protocol during the convocation, Tripura University Registrar Sanit Debro...

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GST, demonetisation PM's revolutionary steps: Venkaiah

Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the GST and demonetisation were revolutionary steps taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that many international institutions were highly appreciative of India's growth. With the introduction of GST (Goods and Services Tax) and demonetisation, the Prime Minister took revolutionary steps. The GST reve...

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I&B Minister urges people to get fit, fitter

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and videos on his exercise regime on the social media to inspire others to follow his advice. Our Prime Minister is an inspiration. He has tremendous energy and works tirelessly and he wants the people of India to get fit. Tak...

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Tirop, Kamulu to challenge Gudeta at World 10K Bengaluru 2018

Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) A strong womens field with elite runners from across the globe has been assembled to challenge Ethiopias IAAF World Half Marathon Valencia 2018 winner Netsanet Gudeta at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018 next Sunday. Gudeta's rivals this weekend will include the Kenyan pair of Agnes Tirop and Pauline Kamulu. Tirop, still only 22, won the 2015 world cross c...

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Kenyans sweep medals at Kigali International Peace Marathon

Kigali, May 21 (IANS) Kenyans took the most medals in the 14th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon held in the Rwandan capital. The peace marathon had three race categories; the 42 km full marathon, the 21 km half marathon and the 10 km fun run for peace on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency. Kenya's Elkana Kibet won the gold medal in the full marathon race after c...

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Indian pugilists to train in Italy, Ireland for Asiad

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Eyeing a strong show at the upcoming Asian Games, the Indian men and women boxers will be training in Ireland and Italy respectively, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced on Saturday. While the star-studded women's team, led by country's most accomplished boxer M.C. Mary Kom, left for Italy on Friday while the men's team will leave for Ireland on Sunday...

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Germany coach springs surprise ahead of World Cup

Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany head coach Joachim Loew's secret weapon for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has just had his vacation ruined. Nominating Nils Petersen was a surprise for fans and pundits. It is the first time the 29-year-old has been picked for Germany's senior squad. Petersen's values might not be obvious at first sight but Loew's gut feeling, as he said himself, led him to choose...

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