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August 6, 2020

Introduction of strength training has worked wonders: Maymol Rocky

New Delhi , Aug 7 (ANI): Indian women's team head coach Maymol Rocky has attributed the rapid improvement in her team to the "introduction of strength training" into the regular training regime of the players.Speaking about it at length on AIFF TV, Maymol referred to the period when she first introduced it in the team."We were preparing for the Olympic qualifiers and I remember the meeting with (General Secretary) Kushal Das sir and (National Teams Director) Abhishek Yadav. We had a longish camp and that was where we first…

CPL 2020: All players test negative for COVID-19

Port of Spain , Aug 7 (ANI): The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Thursday announced that 162 people - players, officials, and administrators - who travelled into Trinidad have tested negative for the coronavirus."They will now be kept in quarantine in the official hotel for 14 days during which time they will be tested regularly. If any member of the party is found to have contracted the virus they will be removed from the hotel and placed in further isolation in accordance with the current protocols in Trinidad and…

IOC and JOC discuss measures to eradicate harassment, abuse in sports

Tokyo , Aug 7 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) reconfirmed the importance of eradicating abuse in the sports world and exchanged opinions on specific measures.As cited in the Olympic Charter, abuse in sports coaching is not permissible and acceptable. As a role of a National Olympic Committee, the JOC reconfirms the importance to protect the Olympic Values along with relevant stakeholders for a better Japanese sports community."In light of incidents in the past,…

Railways to end ‘khalasi’ system, says no to fresh appointments

New Delhi , Aug 7 (ANI): Railway Board has decided that any appointment of Telephone Attendant cum Dak Khalasis would not be either processed or made with immediate effect.The Board also decides that all cases approved for such appointments since July 1, 2020, maybe reviewed and position advised to Board."The issue regarding the appointment of Telephone Attendant cum Dak Khalasis is under review in Railway Board. It has therefore been decided that any appointment of fresh face substitutes as Telephone Attendant cum Dak…

Western Railway refunds Rs 400 crore through cancelled tickets amid COVID-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 7 (ANI): After bearing revenue loss of Rs 2,026 crores, the Western Railway has refunded over Rs 400 crore upon cancellation of tickets during the COVID-19-induced lockdown.In a press release, the Western Railway said that resulting in the cancellation of tickets from March 1 to August 5, the department has ensured to refund Rs 410.18 crores where Rs 197 crore has been refunded from the Mumbai division alone.Till now, 63.13 lakh passengers have canceled their tickets over the entire Western…
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