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June 2016

60 NCC cadets complete 430 km sailing expedition

Kolkata, June 30: Sixty Naval Wing NCC cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim Directorate were flagged in here on Thursday after completing an arduous 430 km sailing expedition from Farakka in Murshidabad district to Kolkata.A defence ministry spokesman said the cadets had set out on their expedition on June 11 in four whaler class boats. They were accompanied by two naval officers, eight sailors, one woman NCC officer, a medical assistant and 19 civilian staff in two safety boats. The expeditionists were 'flagged…

Messi’s retirement his personal issue, says Barca chief

Barcelona, June 30: Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu stressed at a press conference on Thursday that the decision of Argentine football star Lionel Messi to end his national career with Argentina is a personal issue.Messi decided to retire from national soccer after losing the final of the 2016 Copa America against Chile, while Bartomeu still considers him a "fortune for international soccer", reports Efe. After the announcement of renewing Neymar's contract for five years, Bartomeu noted that Barca…

Bartomeu confirms $27.7 mn deal to sign Umtiti from Lyon

Barcelona, June 30: Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Thursday that a deal has been reached with French football side Lyon to purchase French defender Samuel Umtiti for 25 million euros ($27.7 million).During a press conference on Thursday, in which he showcased the club's profits in 2015-16, Bartomeu announced Barca's first deal of the season. Bartomeu also added that once Umtiti concludes his national duty with France in the ongoing European championship, more details regarding the deal…

My next destination is Manchester United: Ibrahimovic

London, June 30: Former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday confirmed that he will join Manchester United football club after leaving Paris St. Germain.The 34-year-old took to social media site Instagram to announce the decision. "Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United," he wrote on his Instagram account. Ibrahimovic was out of contract after four years at the French champions. United, who finished fifth in the Premier League last season are yet to confirm the move.

Swimmer Vedika sets new national record

Mumbai, June 30: Maharashtra girl Vedika Amin set the pool ablaze, breaking the 100m breast stroke national record in the girls' group III category at the 33rd Sub-Junior National Aquatic Championships here on Thursday.Vedika registered a time of one minute and 21.03 seconds to break the previous record of 1:21.96 which was set by Vania Kapoor of Karnataka in 2013. Edith Balaji of Pondicherry finished second with a time of 1:23.18 sec and Arushi Manjunath from Karnataka finished third with 1:24.12. In other…
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