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Buenos Aires, March 1 (IANS) World No.4 Rafael Nadal set up an Argentina Open tennis tournament final meeting with close friend Juan Monaco ousting home hope Carlos Berlocq 7-6(7), 6-2 in the semifinals.In front of a packed crowd Saturday, the Spaniard progressed to his 93rd tour-level final overall and first since claiming his ninth French Open title nearly nine months ago. He is one match-win away...
Source : Chennaionline | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
Gaurav SharmaRajsamand (Rajasthan), March 1 (IANS) Shivlal is a student of Class 8. Of late, he has been faring poorly in his studies. He has also told his mother that he will flunk in the annual exam.The reason: He is to be married off at an age when children of ilk are busy studying or just enjoying the age of innocence - and he can't stand the barracking of his classmates."I don't feel like coming...
Source : Chennaionline | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who took charge of Jammu and Kashmir for a second time Sunday, developed a passion for politics in his teens when he met then Kashmir "Prime Minister" Bakshi Ghulam Muhammad in the mid-1950s to seek financial help for higher studies.Sayeed's father, Mufti Gulam Muhammad, was a religious preacher in the south Kashmir village of Bijbehara and didn't own any farm land. His only...
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Falling cotton prices: Need to combine 'Tech with Mech' (Comment: Special to IANS) (With Images)By Vivian FernandesKanhaiyyalal Patel, 52, cannot hide his disappointment as he contemplates a cheque for Rs.76,154 given to him by Saksham Industries for 1,800 kg of cotton. A farmer of Tunda village, in Mehsana's Unjha taluk in Gujarat, renowned for the wholesale market for cumin, flaxseed and fennel,...
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Madrid, March 1 (IANS) FC Barcelona pulled to within one point of Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga with a 3-1 win away against a struggling Granada.It was not a vintage show from the Catalans on a dry and bumpy pitch on Saturday, reports Xinhua. But star performances from Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were enough to give them the points against a rival haunted by relegation.Rakitic scored the opening...
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Dubai, March 1 (IANS) Swiss superstar Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai duty free championships for the seventh time at the Dubai Aviation Club Stadium here.In the first set on Saturday, the Serbian showed particular weakness in his first serves of which he won 70 percent, while Federer won 85 percent. When the game came to a deuce at 3-3, Federer broke Djokovic...
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Vishal GulatiShimla, March 1 (IANS) Determined to check its skewed sex ratio, the Himachal Pradesh government won't fund panchayats if no girl is born in its domain. But there will be rewards for panchayats with a good sex ratio.The decision has come from Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who, at the helm for the sixth time, is sensitive to gender issues, officials say.At a recent public meeting in Kangra...
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PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, heading a coalition that brought the BJP to power for the first time in India's only Muslim-majority state.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and party leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi witnessed the ceremony, more than two months after elections produced a hung verdict giving the PDP...
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Rio de Janeiro, March 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed support in moving the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar to November and December, avoiding any clash with that year's Winter Olympic Games.A FIFA taskforce recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in winter instead of summer to avoid temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius in Qatar, reports Xinhua."It is a logical...
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Sugandha RawalMandawa (Rajasthan), March 1 (IANS) Golden yellow mustard fields, long winding roads, shimmering stars and a gentle wind whistling in the ears - that was the first impression that Mandawa cast on me once I left the hustle-bustle of metropolitan Delhi for an alluring charm of the small village of Rajasthan.Though Mandawa is well-connected by road from Delhi, it's quite a bumpy ride of...
Source : Chennaionline | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
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