Daily Archives: August 16, 2017

FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 begins on Oct 6


The FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India, will kick off in the 50 next days with the first two matches slated on October 6 in Delhi and Mumbai. The tournament will be played at six venues — Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai and New Delhi. In the tournament’s maiden match, Colombia and Ghana will lock horns ...

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Obama’s Charlottesville tweet most liked tweet in history


An anti-racism tweet by former US President Barack Obama after the Charlottesville violence in which he quoted iconic South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has become the most liked tweet ever, garnering more than 2.8 million likes. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” the tweet read. ...

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5 judge Constitution bench may hear plea against Article 35A


The issue of Article 35A, which provides special rights to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, seems to be heading into a major controversy with the Supreme Court today saying a constitution bench may examine whether it is gender-biased and violative of the basic structure. Article 35A, which was added to the Constitution by a Presidential Order in 1954, accords ...

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Indian men’s hockey team beat Netherlands 2-1, win series


Gurjant Singh and Mandeep Singh scored a goal apiece as a resolute Indian men’s hockey team overcome world No. 4 Netherlands 2-1 in an exciting encounter in Amsterdam. Led by Manpreet Singh, the team last night featured nine players from the junior team, but still beat an experienced Netherlands squad through goals from Gurjant (4th minute) and Mandeep (51). India, ...

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