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February 6, 2014

New Australian recruit Sissis sees success with Mahindra Moto3

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) New recruit Australian rider Arthur Sissis is geared up to ride alongside Portuguese Miguel Oliveira at the Mahindra Racing Moto3 team for the 2014 season beginning March 23. The 250 cc four-stroke class series supports the MotoGP World Championship.Sissis, who is on his maiden visit to India, replaces Spain's Efren Vazquez in the sole Indian outfit on the grid. The 18-year-old Australian was announced as Oliveira's teammate in November. Sissis finished 15th in the Moto3 standings in 2013…

Rhinos to clash against Lancers on home ground

Ranchi, Feb 6 (IANS) Hockey India League (HIL) defending champions Ranchi Rhinos take on debutants Kalinga Lancers on their home turf here Friday.After a tough draw with Dabur Mumbai Magicians Tuesday, the Rhinos are practising with a fresh approach and new strategies. They have played three out of their four matches on home ground which has helped them to understand and implement tactics well in front of their home crowd. Currently sitting in fourth position with 13 points, the Rhinos will try to showcase their best game…

India, Pakistan favourites to progress to Super League

Dubai, Feb 6 (IANS) Defending champions India and two-time former winners Pakistan are favourites to progress to the Super League quarterfinals from Group A of the ICC U-19 World Cup that will be staged across the United Arab Emirates from Feb 14 to March 1.India, to be led by Maharastra's stylish top-order batsman Vijay Zol, along with Australia, are the most successful side having won the tournament thrice. Mohammad Kaif inspired India to the title in 2000 in Sri Lanka while Virat Kohli led from the front in Malaysia…

‘City Lights’ helped Hansal Mehta stay focused

Mumbai, Feb 6 : Director Hansal Mehta, who recently criticised Central Board of Film Certification's certification policy, says his new film "City Lights" has helped him to be a positive person."It's been a month of elation and disappointment. Thank god for 'City Lights'. The process of making the film has helped me focus productively," Mehta posted on microblogging site Twitter Thursday. An official adaptation of Britain's Oscar entry - "Metro Manila", it has been produced by Vishesh Films.…

Jackky gearing up for ‘Youngistaan’ release

Mumbai, Feb 6 : Jackky Bhagnani, seen in films like F.A.L.T.U” and “Ajab Gazabb Love”, pins his hopes on his forthcoming film "Youngistaan".The first poster of the film released Thursday and the actor took to Twitter to share his excitement. "Here is the first poster of my film 'Youngistaan'...the countdown begins," Jackky posted on the microblogging site. The film is about a youngster who gets the chance to become the prime minister of India. Apart from Jackky, the movie also…
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