'Objectionable' Items Found While Sanitizing Namcharcha Ghars: ML Khattar

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that some “objectionable” items were found during the sanitisation of ‘Namcharcha Ghars’, the congregation centres of Dera Sacha Sauda, in the state. As many as 117 of these centres have been sanitised in the state, he said in Rewari on Monday. “Some objectionable items were found during the sanitisation of Namcharcha Ghars in the State,” he said. The chief minister…

September 4, 2017
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No. 1 Alabama loses pair of OLBs for season

1:20 PM ET TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama outside linebackers Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller both suffered season-ending injuries during Saturday’s win over No. 3 Florida State, coach Nick Saban said Monday. Lewis, a sophomore, injured his elbow; Miller, a fourth-year junior, was done in by a torn biceps. Both will have surgery soon. The losses leave No. 1 Alabama short-handed at linebacker with Rashaan Evans nursing a groin injury and…

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Lodha hand in BCCI's mega rights deals

2:07 PM ET Nagraj Gollapudi Restricting the duration of high-value contracts to five years and being transparent in the tendering process has proved to be a fruitful exercise for the BCCI, which has raked in close to INR 20,000 crore (approx US $3.12 billion) across three mega deals sealed in the past six months – Monday’s record-breaking IPL rights deal included. That is the assessment of Rahul Johri, the BCCI’s…

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Habitual Traffic Offenders Should Be Beaten With Shoes: Goa Top Cop

Panaji: Repeated violators of traffic rules should be beaten with shoes, Goa’s Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Monday, launching a traffic awareness drive. Speaking to reporters in Panaji, when Mr Chander was asked how the police should tackle traffic offenders who habitually violate rules, the top cop said: “You have seen this person park below a no-parking zone sign. Did he not see a no-parking sign? What…

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Yankees' Sanchez has ban dropped to 3 games

12:14 PM ET ESPN.com news services New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had his suspension reduced to three games, and he will begin serving it Monday when his team visits the Baltimore Orioles. Sanchez had been suspended for four games for his role in a fight-filled afternoon against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Aug. 24, but he appealed the punishment and continued to play last week. On Saturday,…

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Ganesh Visarjan: 40,000 Cops, Drones To Keep An Eye On Mumbai

Mumbai: Some 40,000 police personnel will fan out across Mumbai to secure the city under the watchful eyes of over 5,000 CCTV cameras on Ganesh Visarjan on Tuesday. Drone cameras will also fly over tens of thousands of people who will come out on the streets to participate in the Ganesh idol immersion event.”We deployed adequate force for tomorrow’s immersion,” Mumbai Police Public Relations Officer Rashmi Karandikar told NDTV. In…

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Colts QB Luck (shoulder) won't play in Week 1

11:23 AM ET ESPN.com news services Indianapolis Colts will go into Week 1 without quarterback Andrew Luck, who will not play against the Los Angeles Rams, general manager Chris Ballard said Monday. Scott Tolzien will start against the Rams, Ballard announced during a news conference. Tolzien is 0-2-1 with a 27.8 Total QBR in his career as a starter, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Luck had right shoulder surgery…

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New Ministry, Check. Now A Break: Arvind Kejriwal Off On Vipassana Course

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who took over his first portfolio since the party came to power in Delhi two years ago, will take a 10-day meditation break starting Sunday. His destination is Igatpuri – a picturesque hill station in Maharashtra’s Nashik — where he plans to pursue another course in Vipassana, an ancient Buddhist meditation technique which mandates complete silence. The 47-year-old leader has been learning Vipassana…

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SA first-class calendar to feature two-month pause for T20 league

11:42 AM ET South Africa’s six domestic franchises will compete in all three formats – including a T20 event – in the 2017-18 summer, which will be headlined by the inaugural T20 Global League. To accommodate for the privately-owned glamour competition, there will be no domestic cricket for almost two months, between October 26 and December 20, while the T20 Global League is played. In that time, all South Africa’s…

September 4, 2017
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Steelers' Bell finally signs franchise tender

10:50 AM ET ESPN.com news services Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell officially signed his $12.1 million franchise tender Monday after fulfilling his promise to return to the team Friday. Bell, who averaged 157 yards from scrimmage per game last season, third best for a running back in NFL history, stayed away from the team in August while not under contract. The Steelers failed to sign Bell to a long-term…

September 4, 2017
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