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June 6, 2016

Around 1,000 participants in West Bengal Athletic Championship

Kolkata, June 6: Around 1,000 athletes including the controversial Pinki Pramanik will compete in the 66th West Bengal State Athletic Championship which will be held from June 9 to 12, West Bengal Athletic Association secretary Kamal Kumar Maitra said on Monday."We are expecting around 1,000 athletes from the 39 affiliated units we have," Maitra told reporters here. "There will be dope tests done this time around. We will have NADA officials from New Delhi. Also Pinki Pramanik will be participating for…

Indian couple sets record by conquering Everest together

Kathmandu, June 6: Right from when they got married in 2008, this couple, both in the Maharashtra Police, dreamt of together ascending Mt. Everest, the tallest peak in the world, and even delayed becoming parents till they achieved their aim - which finally happened on May 23.Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both Maharashtra Police constables, also became the first couple to reach the summit of Everest - a feat they accomplished a few days after constable Rafiq Shaikh, of Aurangabad, became the first Maharashtra policeman to…

India take on Laos in Asian Cup qualifiers

Guwahati, June 6: Ahead of the Indian football team's second-leg clash against Laos in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, which is slated to kick off here on Tuesday, Laos coach Valkaone Pomphakdy dubbed the Indian team as "a good side with a lot of potential".Speaking at the pre-match media conference, Pomphakdy was all praise for India who won 1-0 in the away leg in Laos on June 2. "They (India) are a good technical side and they stretched us to our limits in the 1st leg of the fixture. Had they been…

Ukraine arrests Frenchman plotting attacks during Euro soccer championship

Kiev, June 6: The Security Service of Ukraine, SBU, on Monday said it had arrested a Frenchman on the border with Poland late in May, as he was planning to launch attacks during the Euro football championship that kicks off on June 10 in France.The man had grenade launchers, 125 kilograms of explosives and five Kalashnikovs in his car, reports Efe. At a press conference, SBU chief Vasili Grischak said the man planned to launch 15 attacks during the football event and his targets included a mosque, a synagogue, an…

Pakistan’s Aaqib Javed refuses to be Bangladesh bowling coach

Dhaka, June 6: Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed on Monday rejected Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) proposal to take up the position of the national team’s bowling coach.Javed has informed the BCB of his decision via email, reports bdnews24.com. BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan has confirmed it and said they will now take steps as per their backup plan. "Aaqib has informed us that he is not going to come. We are not too worried about it. He was not our only option. We also…
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