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August 2014

Bike Festival of India kicks off with National Safety Ride

New Delhi, Aug 31: The Bike Festival of India (BFI) Sunday began with the 'National Safety Ride' which was flagged off by Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma here.The National Safety Ride is an initiative weaved under the ambit of the BFI - a joint initiative of Rhiti Sports Management and Event Capital - whose inaugural edition will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida Oct 4-5. India cricket team captain and avid biker Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador for the BFI which aims to…

Enthusiastic about Indian Super League: Del Piero

New Delhi, Aug 31: Former Italian football star Alessandro Del Piero, also a World Cup winner, says he is excited about the Indian Super League (ISL) where he will be playing for Delhi Dynamos.The Juventus legend said that as a brand ambassador of the league he will have honour and responsibility of promoting the image and popularity of football in the country. "I am very enthusiastic about this new adventure, it fits perfectly well the with the way in which I chose to move forward since I left Juventus…

Uncapped Roy included in England T20 squad against India

London, Aug 31: England have included uncapped batsman Jason Roy for the sole Twenty20 International against India at Edgbaston Sep 7.The Surrey batsman, who represented England Lions this summer and played a key role in helping his county to the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day earlier this month, is the only uncapped player in the squad but Tim Bresnan, Ravi Bopara and James Taylor make a comeback to the side. Eoin Morgan will lead the English team in the absence of regular captain Stuart Broad, who is to undergo a…

Not apt for former CJI to become governor: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala Sunday expressed doubt over the aptness of a former chief justice of India taking over as the governor of a state.The state's ruling party's response came following reports that former CJI P. Sathasivam would replace Sheila Dikshit who last week announced that she is quitting. There has been no official announcement of the new governor's name yet. "It's the chief justice of the country that swears in the president of our country. After that a person in that post…

Magnitude-6 quake hits Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted parts of northwest Pakistan Sunday, Xinhua reported. More details about any loss of life or damage to property were not immediately available.
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