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December 12, 2019

Ankur, Kapil take joint lead in round one of golf meet

Kolkata, Dec 12: Gurugrams Ankur Chadha and Delhis Kapil Kumar shot scores of four-under-68 to take the joint lead in round one of the inaugural ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship being held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Thursday.The Chandigarh duo of rookie Yuvraj Singh Sandhu and Akshay Sharma as well as Mumbai's Anil Bajrang Mane were in tied third at three-under-69 on day one of the Rs. 40 lakh event. Sunit Chowrasia and Md Sanju performed the best among the Kolkata golfers on Thursday as the duo…

Thackeray ends suspense, gives Home to Sena, NCP Finance

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Ending a fortnight long suspense, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday allocated the portfolios to his cabinet ministers, days ahead of the upcoming winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature next week.Sena gets Home, NCP Finance, while Congress has Revenue and Power. The Maha Vikas Aghadi partner Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde will be the new Home Minister, along with critical departments like Urban Development, Forests and Environment, Water Supply, Parliamentary Affairs, among others.…

Leonard and Birke eager to leave mark on TSK 25K

Kolkata, Dec 12: The strong field of top international athletes led by Leonard Barsoton and Birke Debele in the men and womens category are eager to leave their mark in the sixth edition of TSK 25K, the only Silver Label accredited IAAF unique run at this distance, here on Sunday.Speaking to the media after a photo session at the historic Princep Ghat, Kenyan Leonard Barsoton, a silver medallist in the 10,000 mts African games, said: "My preparation is good. Last year I did not race. I had Achilles' heel, but I…

B’desh FM cancels India trip; MEA says not related to CAB

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's Foreign Minister on Thursday postponed his trip to India after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, however, the Ministry of External Affairs here said the two developments are not related.Speaking to the media, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Bangladesh's Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen had conveyed that he had changed his programme on account of domestic issues pertaining to the commemoration of the Victory Day of Bangladesh on December 16. "They have…

Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to dump her (Lead)

Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader and former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe on Thursday launched a veiled attacked on the party leadership and even challenged it openly to sack her.At a huge show of strength organised by her supporters to mark the 70th birth anniversary of her father, the late Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who passed away five years ago, Pankaja threw the gauntlet at her detractors and the party leadership alike, at…
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