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Football Briefs: WC stadium shaped like Arabian cap

Football Briefs: WC stadium shaped like Arabian cap

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap IMAGE: Fireworks are seen from the inside of the Khalifa International Stadium during the official opening ceremony. Photograph: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organisers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament ..., 18 hours ago

Sports Shorts: Paes teams up with Raja; Harika shares spoils

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday. Paes teams up with Raja for Winston-Salem Open and US Open IMAGE: Leander Paes and Purav Raja have played together in the past in the Davis Cup tie. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Leander Paes has teamed up with fellow Mumbaikar Purav Raja, who is only the seventh Indian to have paired with the veteran legend on the Pro circuit, for the Winston-Salem Open and the US Open. Raja formed a very successful ...
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PIX: Taimur the star at Soha's baby shower

An 8 month old is the scene stealer despite all the move stars around. Soha Ali Khan, who we recently saw at elder bro Saif Ali Khan's birthday party, had a grand baby shower at her home on Friday, August 18. Sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan, her sister Karisma Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Konkana Sen Sharma were among the guests on the occasion. Needless to say, the scene stealer was Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, all of 8 months. Soha posted pictures from her baby shower on instagram: Photographs: Kind ...
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EPS cancels scheduled visit to AIADMK HQ

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami has cancelled his scheduled visit to the AIADMK party headquarters, for now. Hundreds of party workers are at the party office but talks between Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam have not gone as planned.  The key condition by the OPS camp ahead of the merger was the expulsion of jailed party chief VK Sasikala, which has not happened. Image: An AIADMK party worker wears a Amma ring in gold set with precious stones. He said it cost Rs 1.25 ...
 Rediff.com16 minutes ago AIADMK merger: Party faithfuls arrive at Chennai HQ  Rediff.com1 hour ago AIADMK merger today? TN Guv heads to Chennai  Rediff.com4 hours ago A 'good' decision would be reached shortly: OPS on AIADMK merger  Rediff.com19 hours ago

No terror angle so far in UP train derailment: Police

Uttar Pradesh Police's Additional director general-law and order has said that till now there was no proof of any terror outfit's involvement in the derailment of the Utkal Kalinga Express at Khatauli in which 22 people lost their lives. "The ATS is camping there. As per investigations done till now, there is no concrete evidence pointing to the role of any terror outfit's involvement in it," ADG Anand Kumar said.   "Chances are that the derailment may have occurred due to some other or ...
 Rediff.com36 minutes ago No terror angle so far in Utkal Express derailment: UP police  Rediff.com5 hours ago

Video shows Sasikala stepped out of jail in civilian clothes

Troubles for jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary VK Sasikala don't seem to end as a video footage was submitted to the anti-corruption bureau allegedly by ex-deputy inspector general of police-Prisons D Roopa showing the former and her relative Ilavarasi, convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case, walking into the main entry area of the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in civilian attire. Roopa submitted the footage on Sunday as part of ...
 Rediff.com50 minutes ago Video showing Sasikala in jail in civilian clothes emerges  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Solution to Doklam stand-off to be found soon: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said a solution to the ongoing stand-off between India and China at Doklam would be found soon and hoped that Beijing would make a positive move in this regard. He was speaking at a a function of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in New Delhi. "There will be a solution soon and I am sure China will make a positive move," he said. The home minister said he wanted to convey a message to all neighbouring countries that India wanted peace. However, Singh ...
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6 authors make it to Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize shortlist

The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 shortlist has been announced, with author and translator Arshia Sattar and poet and novelist Jeet Thayil choosing the names from 47 titles submitted for consideration.  Judges Kamila Shamsie, Rohini Mohan and Margaret Mascarenhas will announce the winner in November, from among the following:  Prayaag Akbar, Leila (Simon & Schuster)  Hirsh Sawhney, South Haven (HarperCollins) Anuk Arudpragasam, The Story of a Brief ...
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How Ravindra Jadeja became Mr Indispensable

'There is this immense self-belief about him.'Ravindra Jadeja is now an indispensable part of the Indian Test set-up, notes Chetan Narula. IMAGE: 'In the last 10, 12 months, Jadeja has worked extremely hard on his batting. Earlier he bowled so much that other disciplines were left behind, now he is catching up,' Captain Virat Kohli said after the second Test against Sri Lanka where Ravindra Jadeja was man of the match. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images Imagine yourself a Test batsman, ...
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Is Elli Avram the prettiest bride of all time?

Have you met these glamorous showstoppers from Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017?  Elli Avram was the beautiful bride at Manoj Agarrwal's show. She looked so stunning in the all red, embroidered lehenga with a long embellished trail and dupatta.All photographs: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week    Presenting Dia Mirza, who looked ethereal in a stunning white lehenga as a showstopper for designers Kusum and Karishma Luharuwalla of the ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Super sexy nerds took over Lakme Fashion Week  Rediff.com5 hours ago Video: Kalki Koechlin & her bold choices  Rediff.com22 hours ago
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