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Saina Nehwal pulls out of the Singapore Super Series April 11, 2017 11:16

Saina Nehwal on Monday 11th April, pulled from the Singapore Super Series that had a winning prize of 350,000 USD, in order to spend more time in training to improve her game ahead of the hectic international circuit. The 27-year-old London Olympic bronze medalist will next play in the Asian Badminton Championship at Wuhan, China later this month. Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, meanwhile, will look to put behind her disappointing first-round exit at Malaysia when she leads the Indian challenge here. "Yes, I withdrew from the tournament as I feel I need some more time training to get better. There is improvement in the knee, but I think some more training will help at this point," Saina said. "I will play Asia Badminton Championship next. I will also play the Indonesia Super Series and the Sudirman Cup," said the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion. Saina won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in January this year after recovering from a knee injury. But, she lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the opening round of the Malaysia Open, last week. While Sania will be out of action, PV Sindhu, who won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics have to out her disappointment behind, after she was knocked out from the first-round exit at Malaysia by up-coming Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei. Sindhu clinched her maiden India Open at national capital New Delhi to achieve a career-best of World No. 2 ranking. On the other hand, a tough draw awaits for Sindhu as she is slated to face Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, who won the 2016 All England Open and bronze medalist in the Rio Olympics. National Champion Rituparna Das made it into the main draw of women’s singles, where she will face Chinese Taipei's Hsu Ya Ching. De Villiers Heroics could not save Bangalore against Punjab AMandeep

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Jitu Rai, Heena Sindhu wins ISSF World Cup the Mixed team Event February 27, 2017 11:51

India had a lot to cheer in the ongoing ISSF World Cup at the Karni Singh Rangers in the Capital of India. As pistol shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sindhu teamed up to win the ‘gold badge’ today (Feb 27) on the fifth day of the event. Jitu Rai from the 11th Gurkha Regiment was the only shooter to clinch gold at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon and has many World Cup medals to his credit. Rai teamed up with Heena Sindhu in the ‘Mixed team Event’ to clinch the ‘badge’ for India. The ‘Mixed Team’ event made its debut in the opening World Cup of the season and medals are not being awarded even though the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) executive committee has ratified the recommendations. After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approves of the changes of ISSF, the event will become ‘official’. Abhinav Bindra-led ISSF Athletes Committee recommended to include the mixed gender event and the world governing body soon ratified the proposal. Heena Sindhu, the wife of pistol shooter Ronak Pandit, who is her coach now. The duo emerged on top and broke a path of not so good performance by Indian shooters, who have just managed one bronze medal, through Pooja Ghatkar in 10m air rifle, while Ankur Mittal won the silver medal in Mens’s double trap. Ankur’s tally in the final round was 74 points, courtesy of which he won the silver medal, falling just one point behind James Willett from Australia who scored 75 points to claim the gold medal. While James Dedman from Great Britain, stood third with a total of 56 points. Jose Mourinho opens after EFL Finals AMandeep

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A tour to Pink City Jaipur! December 14, 2016 04:53

Whether you are planning for holidays and out for an energizing outing, Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur is a definitive place for you. The desert city is famous for its fascinating monuments, colorful markets, handloom garments, wonderfully laid-out gardens and for its fairs and fests. This royal city of Rajasthan is the apt blend of heritage, culture and art, palaces and the flamboyance of this place can be experienced only by visiting it. Here are the best places to visit and a number of things to do when you are in Jaipur, which will make your visit more fun and energizing. Sightseeing in Jaipur:Once you land in the city, it is the time to explore the beautiful Pink City with an amazing sightseeing tour of five of Jaipur’s major monuments, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall (Central Museum), Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort. Hawa Mahal:The Palace of Winds or the Hawa Mahal is the most distinctive landmark in the city of Jaipur. The most iconic landmark is regarded as the signature building of Jaipur. The Palace has been so named because it has lattice work which encourages the cool air to enter the palace and it gives a cooling effect during the summers. The top of the palace offers a brilliant view of the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the ever-busy Siredeori Bazar. Amer Fort:It is a fort built with great artistic taste. You can see the amalgamation of Indian and Mughal styles of architecture at the Amer Fort. City Palace:The City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. The palace includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal along with various other buildings within the complex. The museum showcases various unique handcrafted items and other products that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace. Nahargarh Fort:The fort is drenched with rich past, it allows you a picturesque view of the entire city. Nahargarh Fort is one among the beautiful historic buildings in Jaipur, was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in year 1734 and was originally called Sudarshangarh Fort. Albert Hall Museum:It is the oldest museum and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan. The building is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.  The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, ivory, carpets, stone, metal sculptures and colourful crystal works. Jaigarh Fort:The fort reflects the city's prosperous past and is named after the ruler who got it built, Sawai Jai Singh II. The fort is known for its huge treasure that was believed to be buried under the fort. The fort currently housing the world's largest cannon on wheels offers also offers the magnificent view of the Jaipur city. Jantar Mantar: It is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the World. Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments it can be considered as the perfect combination of religion, science and art. Jal Mahal: Floating in the center of the Sagar Lake, this low rise symmetrical Palace was once a shooting lodge for the Maharajas. This unique palace is considered to be one of the most beautiful architectural palaces built by combining Mughal and Rajput style of architecture. Things to do in Jaipur: Adventure at Elephant Village in Amer: An elephant ride in Amer is one of the most popular activities in Jaipur, which will give you unforgettable experience. Hot air balloon ride:  If you are an adventure enthusiast, this one of the most amazing things to do in Jaipur. Nahargarh Sanctuary Jeep Safari: Witness the astounding untamed life at the Nahargarh Sanctuary! Jeep safari will never baffle you.Experience the ultimate horse Safari in Jaipur.     Cycling Tour of Pink City: Eembrace the traditional culture along with monumental architecture reflected on the streets and buildings of the Pink city with a cycling tour. Shopping at the Bazaars: Some of the best colours of the city can be seen in its markets. Do not miss the ‘Sireh Deori’ Bazaar that is the prime market of the city for all your needs. Enjoy a puppet show: Don’t miss ‘kathputli’ or puppet show when you are in Jaipur, the well known world over for its arts. Strange & Unknown facts about the Mystical State of Himachal Pradesh Nandini

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P V Sindhu lifts 1st super series premier title! November 21, 2016 12:47

Indian badminton star shuttler PV Sindhu claimed the biggest title of her career after beating Sun Yu of China in the final of the $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier in Fuzhou. Sindu clinched her maiden Superseries title after her fantastic show at the Rio Olympics. A super series premier is the highest crown after the Olympics World Championships in badminton. She clinched the Premier in commanding fashion, winning 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 against the world No. 9. Sindhu said after the win that, "I am extremely delighted today . I always wanted to win a super series title and even came close last year." "Many a time, I felt bad about not being able to win a super series. Now I am relieved." Chief coach Pullela Gopichand, said that,"Sindhu used to feel bad about not winning a super series but I knew she could do it easily . She is only 21 and can win many more. The manner in which she handled different situations is quite impressive." Also Read: India wins Kabaddi World Cup, keeps its kabaddi crown Nandini

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Rs 10 lakh award for entire World Cup winning kabaddi team, players unhappy October 27, 2016 11:57

The Sports Ministry awarded a total of Rs. 10 lakh for the entire World Cup winning Kabaddi team. Ace raider Ajay Thakur, who scored 14 points against Iran in the Kabaddi World Cup final is disappointed with the cash reward and recognition that were given to the players after their win. Thakur said at a interview that, “Firstly, never in my wildest dreams could I think of even lifting the World Cup trophy, and the sport becoming so popular in India. It was an amazing feeling to represent the country in front of a packed crowd, and the stage was perfect. However, it was quite surprising that none of our team members were given any cash prizes by state governments and other organizations." "The entire team was given Rs. 10 lakh by the Sports Ministry, and that is it. If you divide it yourself, you will realize the amount is nominal. I am not saying that we should be showered with gifts. But sporting achievements regardless of the sport should be celebrated.” “I’m jubilant that we managed to win the trophy and even happier that the entire country lauded us. But when you see other athletes, such as Olympians and everyone being felicitated, but us getting ignored, it’s a bit demotivating. I will focus mostly on the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League season now. Will take a short three-week break, before starting training again.” Thakur added. Nandini

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India wins Kabaddi World Cup, keeps its kabaddi crown October 24, 2016 04:47

Team India bagged the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 after beating Iran in the final. This was India's third straight triumph in the tournament, with Iran finishing runners-up on each occasion. The match had all the ingredients of being a worthy final, with India eventually winning the trophy 38-29.  Ajay Thakur masterminded a memorable triumph against a spirited Iran with a terrific exhibition of raiding in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final at the Arena by TransStadia. Outwitted in the first half by rival skipper Meraj Sheykh’s versatile display he fetched points by kicking with his right leg and stretching his right hand at the opponent and down 13-18 at half time, India took charge of the final in the second half with Thakur’s sleek raiding skills earning super raid points. Once Thakur won a hand-touch point against Sheykh, India look the lead for the second time in the match and then proceeded to dominate and win 38-29. It was a third clash between India and Iran in a World Cup final the previous two were held in 2004 and 2007 in Mumbai, and on both occasions, India triumphed. India took the field with Anup Kumar, Thakur, Manjit Chillar, Pardeep Narwal, Surjeet, Surender Nada and Sandeep Narwal. After two empty raids from either side, Sandeep Narwal won the home side the first point with a hand touch. Thakur made it 2-0, but very soon Iran showed its class by cleverly playing lobby to earn two bonus points and also a raid point when Meraj won a team review for a hand touch on Sandeep Narwal. The result: India 38 (Ajay Thakur 12, Nitin Tomar 6) bt Iran 29 (Meraj Sheykh 7). Also Read: Kabaddi World Cup: India thrash Thailand, to face Iran in final Nandini

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Kabaddi World Cup: India thrash Thailand, to face Iran in final October 22, 2016 07:09

After beating Thailand in semifinals, India is all set to face Iran on Sunday in the Kabaddi World Cup. Anup Kumar and his men had sensed the sky-high expectations and responded splendidly, beating the young Thai outfit 73-20, in what ultimately proved to be a huge mismatch of a contest. Raiders Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal managed 11 and 14 points respectively. Skipper Anup Kumar, who had been underwhelming in the previous games, too chipped in with five points, all of them coming in the initial phase. Earlier, India started on the best possible note, winning points on their first five raids. This was good enough to help them soothe early nerves, and with every passing minute, they kept building on the lead. With ten minutes gone in the first half, they had raced to a 17-3 lead and making a comeback was always going to be difficult for the opponents who had punched way above their weight to even make it to the business end of the competition. The Thai skipper Khomsan Thongkham, had inspired his young troops all the way into the last four but he found it difficult to implement his strategies and at no point during the match was he allowed to overwhelm the Indian defence. However, he struggled and just managed three points. Also Read: India-Australia Test series to start on Feb 23 in Pune! Nandini

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Rio Olympics champion Eliud Kipchoge to run in Delhi Half Marathon! October 14, 2016 12:18

The Rio Games marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is all set to participate in the first race since his memorable triumph at the Olympics when he runs at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on November 20. Kipchoge, who turns 32 on November 5, has won seven successive marathons and is unbeaten over the classic distance in the last three years. Kipchoge said that, “It’s six years down the line since the Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi, where I got the silver medal in 5000m. I have great memories of my last visit to India and now I am ready to come back in a different capacity as a road racer.” “India is one of the world’s biggest hubs of technology and business but I am looking forward to visiting the country and once again experiencing competitive sport in India,” he added. Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International, Promoters of the Event, said that, “We are excited and privileged that the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will host the Rio Olympic gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge as part of the elite field for the 12th edition of the event.” Also Read: BCCI threatens to call off NZ series, Lodha clarifies on directive to banks! Nandini

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Beiimaan Love Movie Review October 13, 2016 15:41

Beiimaan Love is the story of Sunaina (Sunny Leone) an entrepreneur, a woman scorned in love who wishes to take revenge on Raj (Rajniesh Duggal) who wrecks her life. However she falls in love with Raj after which she comes to know that he is her boss. They turn romantic after which Raj puts sindoor on Sunaina's forehead. Later in the night his family sees the sindoor and Raj-Sunaina have to lie that they got married. The rest of the film is all about Sunaina's past and what happens next. Watch Beiimaan Love to know about the film.

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NITI Aayog targets 50 medals for India in 2024 Olympics! September 23, 2016 07:39

In the wake of Indian’s disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics 2016, The Indian think tank National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has come up with a strategy to help the country achieve 50 medals at the 2024 Games. The NITI ayog announced an action plan named “Let's Play” with an aim to improve India’s medal prospects in the future so that the country wins at least 50 medals at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Announcing the initiative, NITI Aayog tweeted, "NITI Aayog to release 'Let's Play' - An Action Plan for Revitalising Sports in India. Our target: 50 Olympic Medals!" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on NITI Aayog's website, that, "We are a large and diverse nation. Sports can be a great means of national integration." The report titled 'Let's Play' said that, "Efforts need to be undertaken at each level, from family and communities to schools, regional academies, states and national level." "These efforts need to be aimed at radically increasing the level of sporting activities, filling the gaps in the system and monitoring for lags." A NITI Aayog official said that, "To improve the performance of sports and demonstrate medal winning performance, it is important to prioritize ten sports and develop an outcome oriented action plan for each of these sports. Countries like Kenya and Jamaica participate in only two Olympics sports but have managed to get a medal tally of 100 and 78 respectively." Also Read: Devendra bagged gold for India at Rio Paralympics Nandini

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