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Paperless air travel may soon become reality in India

Jaipur, March 22 (IANS) In a move aimed to fructify the government's concept of Digiyatra at Indian airports, air transport IT and communications service provider SITA is all set to help India lead the way in fully biometric air travels. Leveraging India's national Aadhaar biometric identity system with our Smart Path technology, SITA will deliver a seamless biometric experience across a...

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Mahindra,Ford sign MoUs to co-develop SUVs, small EV

Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company on Thursday announced that they will jointly develop new SUVs and a small electric vehicle (EV). The development comes as the two companies signed five new memoranda of understanding (MoU) that further strengthen their strategic alliance and accelerate the development of key products for consumers in India and emerging market...

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Mamata regime deliberately denying permission for Shah's meeting: BJP

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Thursday accused the state's Mamata Banerjee government of denying them permission for a meeting by party chief Amit Shah at a state run auditorium here and claimed that it is resorting to such tactics to stop BJP's progress in the state. The BJP sought permission from the State Youth and Sports Department run Netaji Indoo...

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RSPB, Punjab, AISPB, PSPB in national hockey semis

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), Hockey Punjab, Air India Sports Promotion Board (AISPB) and Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) on Thursday advanced to the semi-finals of the 8th Hockey India senior men national championship (A Division). The losing quarter-finalists were Punjab & Sind Bank, Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG), Hockey ...

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Santosh Trophy: Mizoram thrash Odisha, Karnataka win

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Mizoram pummelled Odisha 5-0 for their second successive win, while Karnataka began their campaign with a 4-1 victory over Goa in the national football championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here on Thursday. Lal Romawia notched up a brace (41st, 59th minutes) to take his tally to four goals from four matches, while Lalbiakhlua (37th), Malsawmdawng (73rd) and F...

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Rajnath, Rijiju wish Indian CWG contingent

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his junior Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday wished the Indian contingent for the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) during a send-off ceremony organised by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) here. I am fully confident that the players who are going to the Commonwealth Games will bring laurels to the country, the Home Minister...

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Batra questions ministry's decision to trim CWG list

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra on Thursday trained his guns at the sports ministry for trimming as many as 21 officials from the Indian contingent for the upcoming Commonwealth Games starting at the Gold Coast April 4. According to the list, the ministry has omitted the names of the Chief Medical Officer and an assistant physiotherapi...

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CWG 2018: Coach dilemma hampering gymnastics preparations

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Despite boasting of names that can bring India a medal from the coming Commonwealth Games, the dilly-dallying of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in naming coaches for the gymnastics team is hampering its preparations. There were also reports that the IOA had decided against sending any official -- including coaches -- with the six-member gymnastics contingen...

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Odisha's Swarnalata Dalai set for Mount Everest expedition

Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Swarnalata Dalai, a 20-year-old tribal girl from Odisha's Kalinganagar is all set for her Mount Everest expedition in the coming week. Her expedition is being sponsored by Tata Steel and being organised by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF). I am very excited to be a part of the Mount Everest expedition. I am grateful to our state government, Tata...

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UTT league to be held in Pune, Delhi, Kolkata

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The second edition of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) will be held in Pune, Delhi and Kolkata, it was announced on Wednesday. The decision was in line with the sport's national federation TTFI and the league's promoter 11Sports' vision to take table tennis to different cities every year and steadily popularise it across the country, according to a release.

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West Indies qualify for 2019 Cricket World Cup

Harare (Zimbabwe), March 21 (IANS) Rain came to the rescue of the West Windies, who qualified for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup after defeating defending champions Scotland by five runs via the Duckworth-Lewis (DL) Method in a Super Six fixture of the World Cup Qualifier here on Wednesday. Scotland, chasing 199 for a place in the World Cup, were 125 for five in 35.2 overs when a heavy d...

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Santosh Trophy: Bengal win big; Chandigarh hold Manipur

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Defending champions Bengal came back from a goal down to thrash Maharashtra 5-1 while Chandigarh and Manipur played out a 1-1 draw in Group A matches of the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy here on Wednesday. Bengal underlined their credentials as hot favourites to retain the crown as second-half goals from Monotosh Chakladar (55th minute), s...

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Quarters of national hockey championship on Thursday

Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) The quarter-finals of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (A Division) will be held on Thursday at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic Hockey Stadium here. A replay of last year's final between defending champions Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) and Punjab & Sind Bank is among the key clashes. It has been an impressive cam...

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Surprised at being conferred Padma Shri: Kidambi Shrikanth

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Noted badminton player Kidambi Shrikanth on Tuesday said that he was surprised when he got a call from the government about his selection for the Padma Shri. I am really happy and excited at getting the Padma Shri this evening. In fact, I was surprised when I was informed that I have been shortlisted for the award, Shrikanth told IANS. I had applied thi...

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Spain trains without Pique ahead of friendlies

Madrid, March 20 (IANS) The Spain national football team on Tuesday practised at its second-to-last training camp before the 2018 World Cup without Gerard Pique, who missed the first session in which Rodrigo Hernandez, Marcos Alonso and Dani Parejo took part, under coach Julen Lopetegui's helm. Barcelona defender Pique was out sick with a fever for the training at Las Rozas sports city n...

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Santosh Trophy: Punjab rally past Odisha 2-1

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Former champions Punjab rallied from a goal down to beat Odisha 2-1 and open their campaign with a win in the 72nd edition of the national championship for Santosh Trophy here on Tuesday. After a barren first-half, Odisha took the lead in the 62nd minute through Arpan Lakra only for Sarbjit to restore the parity for Punjab in the 70th minute. However, an ...

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Rathore honours winners of Parliamentarians' rally

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore gave away trophies to the winners of the JK Tyre - Constitution Club of India Club Car Rally for Parliamentarians here. Member of Parliament (MP) Nishikant Dubey and his navigator Anu Dubey and Ishan Verma and navigator Ishita Verma bagged the top honours, winning the first prize in the Parliamentarians Category and in...

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Rathore flags off BSF's 2nd expedition to Mt. Everest

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday flagged off the Border Security Force (BSF) mountaineering team's second expedition to Mount Everest. The 25-member contingent will aim to scale the 8848-metre peak carrying the clean and save glaciers campaign. The contingent will be led by Padma Shri Loveraj Singh Dharmashaktu, an assistant ...

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Nadal considered to be 'ideal boss' in Spanish survey

Madrid, March 20 (IANS) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is the sports personality most Spaniards would like to have as their boss, according to a report published by a human resource company. The current No.2 in the ATP rankings was chosen as the ideal boss for the fourth consecutive year after claiming 34.4 per cent of the votes, reports Xinhua news agency. Some 2,300 Spanish pe...

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Brazil to play pre-World Cup friendlies

Rio de Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Brazil will finalise their World Cup preparations with international friendlies against Croatia and Austria, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said. The Selecao will meet Croatia in England on June 3 followed by a clash against Austria at Vienna's Ernst Happel stadium seven days later, the CBF said on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

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