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  • Rathore launches Rugby World Cup 2019 trophy tour
    SourcesRathore launches Rugby World Cup 2019 trophy tour

    Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday launched the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour in India, welcoming the Webb Ellis Cup to the capital. This is the coveted trophy's first visit to India as part of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour, which is visiting 18 nations in the countdown to Japan 2019, the first Rugby World Cup to be played in Asia, according to the statement. The event, hosted by former India rugby player and Indian film actor Rahul Bose, was attended by Secretary Sports MYAS Rahul Bhatnagar, Director General Sports Authority of India (SAI) Neelam Kapur, Secretary General IOA Rajeev Mehta. Commenting on the development, Rathore said: "We are delighted to welcome the Webb Ellis Cup to India as the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2019 gets underway. We are happy to see India included within the 18 nations that will be visited by the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour and welcome World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper and his team to Delhi today as the programme of activity gets underway. "Rugby has roots and history in India and we are seeing a growing interest in the game across the nation. I am sure that the Trophy Tour, will create further interest among the next generation of rugby players and fans in India as we prepare for the first Rugby World Cup in Asia at Japan 2019. I wish World Rugby and Rugby India the best for their endeavours," he added.

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  • Jharkhand Minister recommends CBI probe into National Games scam
    SourcesJharkhand Minister recommends CBI probe into National Games scam

    Jharkhand Sports Minister Amar Kumar Bauri has recommended to hand over the case related to financial irregularities in 34th National Games to the CBI, an official said on Monday, adding that the file has been sent for approval of Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

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  • Rookies dominate China's Asiad squad in preparation for Tokyo Olympics
    SourcesRookies dominate China's Asiad squad in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

    China on Monday announced its squad for the 18th Asian Games, to be held in Indonesia later this month, with 631 out of the 845 competitors lacking any Asiad or Olympic experience.

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  • In search of a dying game called ball badminton (Sports Feature)
    SourcesIn search of a dying game called ball badminton (Sports Feature)

    Fort Kochi has a lot of things to look out for. It has a beckoning feel about it, of things old and fascinating, others new and delightful. There are also too many things that are lost in Fort Kochi and waiting to be rediscovered. That's where I found myself after many years of trying to figure out if ball badminton is played anywhere any longer.

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  • LS passes National Sports University bill
    SourcesLS passes National Sports University bill

    The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the National Sports University bill, 2017, which seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur to promote sports education.

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  • Is size of turban part of Sikh religion, asks SC
    SourcesIs size of turban part of Sikh religion, asks SC

    The Supreme Court on Friday sought to know if the topknot/ half or bun turban (patka) can be worn by Sikh athletes with helmets during participation in sporting events such as cycling, if it doesn't affect their faith".

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  • Parliament discusses Bill on National Sports University
    SourcesParliament discusses Bill on National Sports University

    The Lok Sabha on Wednesday took up for consideration the National Sports University Bill, 2018, aimed at promoting education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching.

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  • Mid-segment Samsung Galaxy On8 now in India
    SourcesMid-segment Samsung Galaxy On8 now in India

    Expanding its online-exclusive portfolio, Samsung India on Wednesday launched Galaxy On8 smartphone for Rs 16,990.

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  • BWF World Championship: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth grabs the victory cup
    BadmintonBWF World Championship: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth grabs the victory cup

    India’s popular shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth jagged up comfy victories over their opponents to announce a remarkable start at the BWF World Championship on Tuesday.

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  • How hockey helped Udaybir Sandu get 'Gold'
    SourcesHow hockey helped Udaybir Sandu get 'Gold'

    Udaybir Sandu, a national level hockey player, says his love for sports helped him get a role in Akshay Kumar-starrer "Gold".

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