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Priyanka spends time with refugee children in Ethiopia Priyanka spends time with refugee children in Ethiopia

 

Addis Ababa, After enthralling fans with her fashion game at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is currently in Ethiopia spending time with refugee children.

Priyanka took to social media to share a series of photographs and videos of herself with the children from her philanthrophic tour as Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador in Addis Ababa. She also met Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of the country.

U.S coach gets 180 years in jail for sexual abuse U.S coach gets 180 years in jail for sexual abuse



Washington, An American youth basketball coach who pleaded guilty to multiple accounts of sexual exploitation of minors and child pornography was sentenced to 180 years in prison by a U.S. district court. Greg Stephen, 43, had been accused by prosecutors of sexually exploiting at least 400 boys over several years.

Hearing of Minerva Punjab FC plea against AIFF likely on Friday Hearing of Minerva Punjab FC plea against AIFF likely on Friday



New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Friday is likely to hear a plea by the Minerva Punjab FC challenging All India Football Federation's (AIFF) league committee decision not to postpone the I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in the wake of the Pulwama attack, team lawyers said on Tuesday.

Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket

 

Melbourne, Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap after becoming the first ever India skipper to win a Test series on Australian soil. However, the 30-year-old wants to take Indian cricket to much greater heights.

Kohli has shared his vision for the Indian team, saying he wants his nation to be a superpower in the longest format of the game.

#MeToo in sports: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual assault #MeToo in sports: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual assault

 

New Delhi, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual assault by a female author in the latest case of the #MeToo movement in cricket.

Johri, who was the Executive Vice-President and General Manager (South Asia) for Discovery Network Asia Pacific, before joining as BCCI CEO in 2016 was accused of taking advantage of the victim by offering a job opportunity.

Asian Games & CWG medal winners to be felicitated in a grand way - Rana Sodhi Asian Games & CWG medal winners to be felicitated in a grand way - Rana Sodhi


“The new sports policy approved by the Punjab cabinet emphasizes not only enhancing the prize money of various National and International tournaments but also ensuring a robust and top notch sports infrastructure in Punjab aiming at producing champions keeping in mind future sporting extravaganzas such as Tokyo Olympics due to be held in 2020. It is in keeping with the parameters of this policy that the medal winners of the Asian Games-2018 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and the Commonwealth Games-2018 along with their coaches would be felicitated with enhanced prize money in a grand way on 11th October at Hotel Hyatt.

Rahman, Gulzar create official song for Men's Hockey World Cup Rahman, Gulzar create official song for Men's Hockey World Cup

 

Mumbai, Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, along with celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar, has created the official song for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.

The Odisha government roped in Rahman for composing the song titled "Jai hind hind, jai India", which is penned by Gulzar.

I've apparently become a sequel queen: Kriti Kharbanda I've apparently become a sequel queen: Kriti Kharbanda

 

New Delhi, Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who featured in the third instalment of the "Yamla Pagla Deewana" series and is part of the upcoming film "Housefull 4", feels that she has become a sequel queen.

"I have apparently become a sequel queen because of films 'Raaz: Reboot', 'Guest Iin London', 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' and 'Housefull 4'," Kriti told IANS here.

She doesn't feel that she will get stereotyped.

Asiad 2018: Indian women lose kabaddi final Asiad 2018: Indian women lose kabaddi final

 

Jakarta, The Indian women's kabaddi team had to settle for silver after a narrow loss to Iran in the final at the 2018 Asian Games here on Friday.

The defending champions lost 24-27 in a nail-biting encounter as Iran celebrated its first ever gold medal at the Asiad.

This is the first time the Asiad will see a team other than India win the gold medal. The Indians had won both the previous editions since women's kabaddi was included in the Asian Games programme at Guangzhou 2010.

Book depicting Farhan as Milkha not part of Bengal school curriculum Book depicting Farhan as Milkha not part of Bengal school curriculum


Kolkata, After filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a "glaring error" made in a West Bengal school book which depicted him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Monday said the book was not part of government schools' curriculum.

Rana Sodhi condoles demise of Asian Games Gold Medallist Hakam Singh Rana Sodhi condoles demise of Asian Games Gold Medallist Hakam Singh

 

Chandigarh,

The Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has expressed profound grief over the demise of Asian Games Gold medal winner Hakam Singh who passed away at a private hospital in Sangrur. Hakam Singh won Gold in 20 KM walk event during 1978 Asiad at Bangkok.

Captain Amarinder releases of Rs. 5 lakh for the treatment of state athlete Hakam Singh Captain Amarinder releases of Rs. 5 lakh for the treatment of state athlete Hakam Singh



 

Chandigarh,

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered the release of Rs. 5 lakh for the treatment of ailing Asiad Gold medal winner athlete Hakam Singh.

Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi flags off India U-12 Baseball team for Asia Cup Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi flags off India U-12 Baseball team for Asia Cup


Chandigarh,

The Sports Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today flagged off the India U-12 team for the BFA Asia Cup tournament scheduled to be held in Taiwan from 13th-19th August, 2018.

In the flag off ceremony held at the Panjab University grounds here, the minister gave his blessings to the team and wished it all success and glory in the tournament. The minister on the occasion disclosed that the Punjab Government is fully committed to providing all amenities to the players of the state so as to help them attain success at both National and International level thus restoring the glory of Punjab in sporting arena.

Dharmendra remembers late actor Mehmood Dharmendra remembers late actor Mehmood

 

Mumbai, On the 14th death anniversary of Bollywood's best known comedian Mehmood Ali, veteran actor Dharmendra became nostalgic and recalled his fondest memories that he shared with the late actor.

Dharmendra who is quite active on social media, took to his Twitter account on Tuesday and shared a few pictures of himself with Mehmood.

Along with the photos, he