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January 22, 2019

Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, Jan 22 : Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.At the launch of the show "Navrangi Re!" here on Tuesday, the National Award-winning actor said: "I used to visit Raj Kapoor uncle as a kid and he used to say something that I strongly believe in...that if we can offer entertainment with a social message, the cause and awareness on the…

PWL: Aleksander helps Haryana win third straight tie

Ludhiana, Jan 22: Aleksander Khotsianivski of Ukraine won the 125 kg super heavyweight category bout against Satender Malik 7-0 to give Haryana Hammers their third straight win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) here on Tuesday.Haryana won 4-3 sending Delhi's hopes of making the semis into a tailspin. Aleksander picked three points in the first round against the defensive Satender and added four more in the next with a near fall and a takedown to clinch the decider after Sakshi Malik got the better of double world…

3-member committee speaks to coach, manager on tonsuring issue

Kolkata, Jan 22: The three-member committee, formed by the Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) to investigate the incident where junior players were allegedly asked to shave their heads after a loss, met the coach and the team manager on Tuesday and heard their versions of the story.The three members -- former hockey Olympian Gurbux Singh, BHA council member Jahangir Khan and former hockey player Gopinath Ghosh -- will next meet the players and the decision is expected by January 29, BHA secretary Swapan Banerjee said.…

Tvesa, Gaurika pose challenge to Neha in 2nd leg of Hero WPGT

Pune, Jan 22: Golfer Neha Tripathi will come back and add to her comprehensive win in the season-opener of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour 2019, when she tees off in the second leg at the Oxford Golf Resort here from Wednesday.The Tour stays in the lovely western city for the second successive week. The event this week again carries a purse of Rs eight lakh. The second leg will see Tvesa Malik, 2018 Order of Merit winner, and Gaurika Bishnoi, 2017 Order of Merit winner, make their first appearance of the year. …

Davis Cup preparations in full swing at South Club

Kolkata, Jan 22: As the Indian team arrived in the city on Tuesday for their Davis Cup World Group qualifier rubber against Italy, preparations at the South Club -- which is hosting the competition after a gap of 16 years -- were in full swing with a tubular gallery being constructed.The grass courts of South Club were chosen as the venue only after the All India Tennis Association (AITA) secured two key exemptions from the International Tennis Federation (ITF), one being the seating capacity of 4,000 which is required.…
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