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Hockey: So near yet so far for Indian men, lose 2-5 to Belgium to be out of Olympic final race

 The Indian men’s hockey team’s dream of an Olympic gold after 41 years remained unfulfilled as it lost 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the last-four stage but the side is still in the hunt for a bronze in the Tokyo Games here on Tuesday. Alexander Hendrickx (19th, 49th, 53rd minutes), the tournament’s highest goal getter, scored a hat-trick while Loick Luypaert (2nd minute) and John-John Dohmen (60th) also struck to hand the reigning silver-medallists their second successive entry into the final of the Olympics. India’s goals came from the…

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Amazon series to premiere in September 2022

The much-anticipated “The Lord of the Rings” series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 2 next year, with new episodes dropping weekly, the streaming platform announced on Tuesday. The epic drama will be based on author J R R Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. Details about the plot are under the wraps but story takes place thousands of years prior to the events of both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” books. The journey begins September 2, 2022 with the premiere of our original…

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Over 20,000 litres of spirit stolen from TSCL: HC rejects bail plea of arrested accused

The Kerala High Court has rejected the plea for regular bail sought by one of the arrested accused in the case related to stealing of 20,386 litres of spirit during its transport from Madhya Pradesh to Travancore Sugars and Chemicals Ltd (TSCL) here, saying allegations against him were very serious. The High Court denied the relief sought by the accused, saying in view of the serious nature of the allegations against him it was “not convinced” that he can be released on bail presently when the investigation was “still at…

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BUSINESS NEWS CATEGORIES 

Edtech start-up Skill-Lync raises USD 17.5 million in series A financing

Engineering focused edtech start-up Skill-Lync has raisedUSD 17.5 million in Series A round, led by Iron Pillar,a venture growth investor backing globaltechcompaniesbuilt from India. Existing investorsY Combinator and Better Capital also participated in thisfunding round, it said in a statement. In addition,Binny Bansal (Co-founder of Flipkart),Sai Krishnamurthy (ex-Flipkart;Co-founder of Xto10X)and Rashmi Kwatra (Founder of Sixteenth Street Capital) joined as new investors. Skill-Lync said it provides”job leading industry- relevant”coursesin themechanical, electrical,civiland computer science engineering domains forstudents in India and other parts of the world. “Interdisciplinary and job-orientedcoursesin topicssuch as Electric Vehicle…

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NEWS CATEGORIES WORLD NEWS 

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

The USD1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than USD150 billion to boost clean energy and promote climate resilience by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms and wildfires. But the bill, headed for a Senate vote this week, falls far short of President Joe Biden’s pledge to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one and stop climate-damaging emissions from U.S. power plants by 2035. Notably, the deal omits mention of a Clean…

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MP rains: 5 rescued in flood-hit Shivpuri, efforts on to save 3 persons stranded atop tree

Five people were rescued from a flood-hit village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Tuesday morning while efforts were on to save three others stranded on a tree following heavy rains in the area since the last two days, officials said. On Monday, defence aircraft were pressed into service to evacuate people from some flood-affected villages in Shivpuri. However, because of the heavy rains and bad weather in the district on Tuesday, the aircraft are unable to fly for the rescue operations, the officials said. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan…

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No time for disappointment, have to focus on bronze medal match: skipper Manpreet and Sreejesh

The 2-5 loss to Belgium in the Olympic semifinals on Tuesday is disappointing but Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and star custodian P R Sreejesh said the side has no time to dwell on the heartbreak as it has to refocus for the bronze medal play-off on Thursday. The eight-time winners of Olympic gold, the last of which came way back in 1980, fell short against world champions Belgium, losing 2-5 in the semifinals here on Tuesday. “It is really hard for me right now because we came…

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Akshay Kumar wraps Mumbai schedule of ‘Raksha Bandhan’

Superstar Akshay Kumar on Tuesday said he has finished filming the Mumbai schedule of director Aanand L Rai’s upcoming feature “Raksha Bandhan”. “Raksha Bandhan”, featuring Bhumi Pednekar as the female lead, is billed as a special tale which celebrates “relationships in the most beautiful way”. Kumar said he had a great time working with Rai, Pednekar and other team members. “I’m already missing walking down these streets of Chandni Chowk. Even though it was a make-believe set you made it look so real, take a bow @sumitbasu62. My wonderful co-star…

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Wrestler murder case: Probe reveals victims beaten for 40 minutes by Sushil Kumar, others

Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar and his associates beat up former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and others with sticks, hockey and baseball bat for 30-40 minutes after bolting the gate of Chhatrasal Stadium from inside, according to the Delhi Police charge sheet in the murder case. Dhankar and his four friends were allegedly assaulted by Kumar and others at the stadium on the intervening night of May 4 and 5 over a property dispute. Sagar succumbed to injuries later. Police investigation showed that Sagar and his friends were…

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BUSINESS NEWS CATEGORIES 

Sensex jumps nearly 245 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 15,900

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped nearly 245 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains in index majors HDFC, TCS and Infosys and supported by positive macroeconomic indicators. The 30-share index was trading 244.77 points or 0.46 per cent higher at 53,195.40 in initial deals, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 56.85 points or 0.36 per cent to 15,942. Asian Paints was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 3 per cent, followed by Titan, PowerGrid, HDFC, M&M and Tech Mahindra. On the other hand, HCL Tech, Bajaj Auto,…

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