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Horoscope Today, 17 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other signs – Times of India

Aries: Today your destiny may be with you. You can manage things easily, it may boost your confidence, you may plan to visit some spiritual place. You are likely to donate some amount to religious activity or to some charity. You may expect to short business trip. Blessing form elders may give peace of mind. Love birds may get some help from family members in terms of marriage. Taurus: Today you may feel dull, you may have some small health related issues, which may affect your daily routine. You may explore and analyze yourself to figure out your negativities. You may feel alone while sitting in a crowd also, your focus may be lost. In the late evening, with the help of elders, you may overcome from this messy situation. Gemini: Today you may get some business orders which may be profi...
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Batting for Bengal: Ranji team star by day, minister and TMC MLA at night

FROM RESCUING the Bengal Ranji team by hitting a century during the day, to wading through files of official documents, as West Bengal’s Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and Trinamool Congress MLA from Shibpur, in the evening — it’s all in a day’s work for Manoj Tiwary. Multi-tasking to strike a balance between his two roles, as a sitting minister and cricketer, is a big ask. When his team-mates hit the ice baths and put their feet up to re-energise in the evenings, Tiwary (36) says he dives right into official work. “There is a lot of constituency work — someone may need a letter for an Aadhaar card, some small issues here and there. At the same time, we need to ensure that our government schemes reach the people,” says Tiwary, adding, “I have got used to it now”. “There are many ...
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Tejaswin, Jeswin still hopeful of CWG spot despite AFI snub

The selection of the athletics squad for the Commonwealth Games was on expected lines but for two misses – long jumper Jeswin Aldrin and high jumper Tejaswin Shankar, both of whom had achieved the mark set by the Athletics Federation of India. Tejaswin is the only high jumper to have achieved the CWG qualification mark when he recorded a 2.27m jump and won the NCAA championship in the USA less than a week ago. The leap also puts him on top of the India leader board this season, with the second-best jump being 2.25m. Despite the snub, both Tejaswin and Jeswin are hoping the federation gives them an opportunity to appear for a trial in California, where India is likely to hold a camp ahead of the World Championships. Tejaswin has, in fact, already written a letter to the federation to con...
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Bowlers help Sri Lanka stun Australia in rain-hit 2nd ODI | Cricket News – Times of India

PALLEKELE (Sri Lanka): Fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne led an inspired Sri Lankan attack to pull off a thrilling 26-run win over Australia in the rain-hit second one-day international on Thursday. Chasing a rain-revised target of 216 in 43 overs, Australia suffered from regular wicket falls to get bowled out for 189 in 37.1 overs as Sri Lanka bounced back from their opening loss in the five-match series in Pallekele. Karunaratne returned figures of 3-47 including Steve Smith, for 28, and Glenn Maxwell, for 30, and was ably supported by fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera who got the final batsman to bring the raucous home crowd to its feet. Spinners Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage and Chameera took two wickets each. De Silva also scored 34 with the bat and put on 61 runs for the thir...
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Yours faithfully, Sunil Chhetri: The reliable, versatile talisman leads Indian football from the front

Nothing about the run, the acrobatics or the goal suggested Sunil Chhetri will turn 38 in two months. Sprinting towards the goal, eyes following the ball, arms outstretched and right leg extended, Chhetri met the diagonal cross from free-kick mid-air. Then, in one motion, he cushioned it down, opened his body, slotted it past the Hong Kong goalkeeper with the left foot and, in a rare goal celebration, sealed it with a kiss to the thousands in the stands. A couple of days earlier, when India seemed to have run out of ideas against Afghanistan, Chhetri lined up a free-kick from roughly 25 yards out with about five minutes left to play. He wrapped his right boot around the ball, which looked like it was headed well wide of the target but curled in sharply to find the top corner of the goal...
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Asia-Oceania Para Powerlifting Championships: Farman Basha wins silver medal on Day 2 | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran powerlifter Farman Basha clinched silver medal at the ongoing Asia-Oceania World Para Powerlifting Open Championships in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Thursday. Basha, whose last medal came at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, cleared the bar in all three rounds starting with 130kg, 132kg and 135kg for a total of 397kg, enough to clinch the silver in men's upto 54kg event. Medal Update 🚨#FarmanBasha wins 🥈in Men's up to 54kg- Total at #Pyeongtaek2022 🌏 #ParaPowerlifting Asia Oceania O… https://t.co/eMsSxpHHED— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1655363159000He finished behind South Korea's Keun Jin Choi, who clinched the gold with a total of 465kg while Kyrgyzstan's Azizbek Zamirbek Uluu took the bronze with 362kg. This was Choi's first major medal since the 2006 Asian Para Ga...
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Now TT player Archana Kamath moves court after exclusion from CWG squad

Rising woman paddler Archana Kamath is the latest table tennis player to move court after she was dropped from the Indian team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, further deepening the chaos surrounding the selection of the side for July 28-August 8 quadrennial event. Archana was initially included in the table tennis squad as an ‘exception’ as she did not meet the selection criteria laid down by TTFI, but was suddenly dropped by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and Diya Chitale was brought in her place. Shocked by sudden ouster from the squad, Archana, the world no. 4 player in women’s doubles along with Manika Batra, has filed a writ petition at the Karnataka High Court against the Government of India, TTFI, Sports Authority of India and other members of the women’s team. The Hi...
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Paul Pogba hits out at United: ‘Manchester made a mistake in not offering me a contract’

Paul Pogba has hit out at his former club Manchester United for offering him ‘nothing’ despite two contract offers worth around £300,000-a-week. In the new Amazon Prime documentary titled – The ‘Pogmentary’, which is set for release on Friday, it is revealed how the failed negotiations transpired between the player and the club. The Athletic, which had access to preview material, reported how the Frenchman dismissed United’s second offer with his late agent Mino Raiola, describing it as ‘nothing’ as he sat in his Rolls Royce. This was even after United made a number of genuine attempts to keep Pogba at the club.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “Paul, you are in a situation which is very particular. You have no idea. You have no idea,” Raiola tells Pogba as he is drivi...
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Minister Manoj Tiwary wins hearts with handwritten note for family after Ranji ton

Manoj Tiwary, a current minister in the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, scored another brilliant century in the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Madhya Pradesh. However, it was his celebration after reaching the landmark which making waves on the internet. As soon he completed his century, Tiwary removed his helmet in celebrated in an emphatic manner. He took out a piece of paper from his pocket and pointed it toward the camera. It was a special note for his family and loved ones. “I love you. Susmita (My sweetypiee),” read the hand-written note. Manoj Tiwary celebration when he was completed his Hundred in the Ranji trophy semifinal – A special note for his family – Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/8SY22amUn5 — CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 16, 2022 Resuming the day on 197/5, v...
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Bandon Mein Tha Dum review: While comprehensive, series falls flat in capturing glory & drama of India’s win

The heart still stops, the mind still races, and the eyes well up when you watch the dying moments of India’s Gabba heist in 2021, the stirring climax of one of the most dramatic Test series in the history of the game. The premise is more cinematic than cinema itself—the narrative tracing the ultimate redemption arc, a group of sportsmen made to endure the worst humiliation of their lives, then losing all their star players one after the other, written off to perdition, but bouncing back, copping blows and insults, before unleashing the knockout blow. It’s at once a revenge-redemption-Cinderella-underdog story. In the sports documentary Bandon Mein Tha Dum, Neeraj Pandey tries to weave in all these threads, deliberately or accidentally, into a single, organic whole. The end product is a...
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Now TT player Archana Kamath moves court after exclusion from CWG squad | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rising woman paddler Archana Kamath is the latest table tennis player to move court after she was dropped from the Indian team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, further deepening the chaos surrounding the selection of the side for July 28-August 8 quadrennial event. Archana was initially included in the table tennis squad as an 'exception' as she did not meet the selection criteria laid down by TTFI, but was suddenly dropped by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and Diya Chitale was brought in her place. Shocked by the sudden ouster from the squad, Archana, the world no. 4 players in women's doubles along with Manika Batra, has filed a writ petition at the Karnataka High Court against the Government of India, TTFI, Sports Authority of India and other members of the wome...
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I cannot understand how on this pitch you can be 50/5: Bengal coach Arun Lal upset as MP lead by 231

Two Madhya Pradesh spinners, Kumar Kartikeya and Saransh Jain, shared six wickets between them, as their side took an important 68-run first-innings lead on the third day of their Ranji Trophy semifinal on Thursday. At stumps, MP’s lead swelled to 231 runs – 163/2 in their second innings. They can sniff the final. Once upon a time, MP cricket, in its Holkar vintage, used to throw up stars for fun – CK Nayudu, Mushtaq Ali, Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, CS Nayudu… The current crop has Rajat Patidar’s popularity from his IPL exploits. Patidar is batting on 63 in the second innings, but so far it has been a collective effort under the head coach Chandrakant Pandit’s charge; from Himanshu Mantri’s excellent century in the first innings to Kartikeya and Jain’s spin-bowling and Puneet Datey’s discipli...
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Igor Stimac one of the best managers I played under: Sunil Chhetri | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Indian football icon Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said head coach Igor Stimac is one of the best tacticians he has played under and the team is "very comfortable" playing under the Croatian whose contract is expiring in September. The 54-year-old Stimac guided India to a historic Asian Cup berth when the Sunil Chhetri-led side made the cut as Group D toppers with three wins on the trot. This was for the first time India made the continental showpiece for a second time in a row. Often criticised for his defensive approach, the Croatian won many hearts after they signed off their campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win over Hong Kong. "He (Stimac) is one of the best managers that we have played under. The boys are very comfortable. He's very approachable, talks to everyone, treats everyon...
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Neeraj to lead 37-member athletics team in CWG, participation of some subject to form and fitness

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday named a 37-member Indian athletics team, to be led by Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, with the selection committee picking the athletes on expected lines with no major surprises. Out the of the 37 picked by the selection committee of the AFI, 18 are women, with the likes of star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand getting their berths through the women’s 4x100m relay team. The selectors also named a men’s 4x400m relay team. The team also have the likes of Avinash Sable, who broke his own 3000m steeplechase national record for the eighth time recently, as well as Jyothi Yarraji, who broke her own 100m NR twice last month.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium It also has A...
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Ranji Trophy: Patidar’s unbeaten fifty puts MP in driver’s seat after Bengal concede lead

Rajat Patidar hit an unbeaten half-century to put Madhya Pradesh in the driver’s seat against Bengal in their Ranji Trophy semifinal, here on Thursday. Continuing his dream run, Patidar took the center stage in MP’s second essay with an elegant 63 not out after his side gained a vital 78-run first innings lead. The Royal Challengers Bangalore batter, who scored one century and two half centuries in the recently-concluded IPL, found himself at home as he slammed 10 boundaries in his 109-ball unbeaten knock to push MP to 163 for two at stumps on day three. In their quest for first appearance in Ranji final since 1998-99, MP now have an overall lead of 231 runs with skipper Aditya Shrivastava lending Patidar fine support at the other end with a resolute 34 not out from 90 balls. Manoj Tiw...
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Ranji Trophy: Patidar’s unbeaten fifty puts MP in driver’s seat after Bengal concede lead | Cricket News – Times of India

Rajat Patidar. (BCCI Photo)ALUR (Karnataka): Rajat Patidar hit an unbeaten half-century to put Madhya Pradesh in the driver's seat against Bengal in their Ranji Trophy semifinal, here on Thursday. Continuing his dream run, Patidar took the center stage in MP's second essay with an elegant 63 not out after his side gained a vital 78-run first innings lead. The Royal Challengers Bangalore batter, who scored one century and two half centuries in the recently-concluded IPL, found himself at home as he slammed 10 boundaries in his 109-ball unbeaten knock to push MP to 163 for two at stumps on day three. In their quest for first appearance in Ranji final since 1998-99, MP now have an overall lead of 231 runs with skipper Aditya Shrivastava lending Patidar fine support at the other end with a ...
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Neeraj Chopra to lead 37-member athletics team in Commonwealth Games, participation of some subject to form and fitness | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Thursday named a 37-member Indian athletics team, to be led by Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, with the selection committee picking the athletes on expected lines with no major surprises. Out of the 37 picked by the selection committee of the AFI, 18 are women, with the likes of star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand getting their berths through the women's 4x100m relay team. The selectors also named a men's 4x400m relay team. AFI president Adille Sumariwalla said that the selected athletes, except for those who have been asked to prove form and fitness and who are competing abroad, will train in Chula Vista in USA ahead of the July 28 to August 8 CWG and their visas are awaited. ...
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Ranji Trophy semifinal: Mumbai in complete command, take first-innings lead against UP | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo Courtesy: BCCI Domestic Twitter handle)BENGALURU: Mumbai produced an incisive bowling display to bundle out Uttar Pradesh for a paltry 180 and take the crucial first-innings lead on the third day of their Ranji Trophy semifinal on Thursday. Resuming at the overnight score of 25 for two, UP batters could add just 155 runs as Tushar Deshpande (3/34), off-spinner Tanush Kotian (3/35) and Mohit Avasthi (3/39) shared nine wickets between them for Mumbai. Dhawal Kulkarni (1/25) also chipped in with a scalp. Skipper Prithvi Shaw made 64 off 71 balls with the help of 12 boundaries as Mumbai finished the day at 133 for one in their second innings, taking an overall lead of 346 runs. Mumbai had posted 393 in their first essay, courtesy hundreds by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Hardik Tamore. UP los...
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Since I can’t bowl at express pace, I have to keep developing my skills: Harshal Patel

As he doesn’t possess the pace of Umran Mailk, India medium pacer Harshal Patel feels he has to keep upping his ‘variations’ game to extend his nascent international career. Harshal had made his India debut after the T20 World Cup last November and more than six months into international cricket, the 31-year-old has 17 wickets in 11 games at an average of 19.52. Slower pitches suit his style of bowling more and that was evident in the last two games after the hammering he got on a true Kotla surface in the series opener. Being a shrewd operator, Harshal very well knows how to remain effective under extreme pressure despite his limitations.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “To be honest, people have been trying to anticipate what I am bowling for the last two years (in ...