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Jul 28 2012 (10:26)  Google doodles London 2012 archery competition - The Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Google doodles London 2012 archery competition
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As the Olympics kicks off with archery competition after the opening ceremony, Google has dedicated a doodle to this sport.
NEW DELHI: Google's spirit for London Olympics 2012 seems to be unending as it put up a new sport-centred doodle on its homepage on Saturday. As the Olympics kicks off with archery competition after the opening ceremony, Google has dedicated a doodle to this sport.
The London 2012 archery is the second Google doodle in this week to show its endorsement towards Olympics. The doodle displays a female archer aiming on a green field. The Olympic Archery competition at the London 2012 Summer Olympics is being held at Lord's Cricket Ground, which has long been seen as the home of cricket.
From India, a team of 81 athletes, which comprises 6 archers, participated at the Olympics. The 6 Indian archers are: Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar, L Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro.
On Friday, Google displayed a doodle depicting five athletes on track holding the letters of Google which also symbolises the logo of Olympics. The doodle features the sports football, basketball, swimming, fencing, running, and javelin throw.
  
Jul 25 2012 (19:06)  Mamata downs Left wall, Saumitra, Mithun agree to accept state film award - Indian Express (www.indianexpress.com)
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With veteran actors Saumitra Chatterjee and Mithun Chakrabarty agreeing to accept awards from the state government for their contribution to Bengali cinema , the Chief Minister’s efforts to move closer to artistes of Tollywood irrespective of their Marxist leanings seems to be bearing fruits.
The award-giving function is going to be held tomorrow at Science City auditorium.
While Chatterjee along with Sabitri Chatterjee and Supriya Devi are going to receive awards for lifetime achievement in films, Mithun becomes the first actor to receive the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Sanman.
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four will receive a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh each along with a medal and a citation. “I have received the invitation and I am going to attend the function,’’ Saumitra Chatterjee, recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke award this year, said.
On July 18, when Mamata had announced the awards, she said she wanted to bridge the gap between those who owe allegiance to her and those who have strong leanings towards Marxists. “One can follow a particular political ideology (among the film fraternity and artistes) but that does not mean that his or her contribution to the field of culture can be ignored,’’ said Mamata.
Since then feelers were sent to these artistes from Mamata’s office and her close quarters requesting them to attend the function.
Apart from the first two categories, prizes will be given in the special categories of acting, music direction, film direction, cinematography, art direction and story writing. In all, 41 people, which include such personalities like film maker Gautam Ghosh, music directors Rabindra Jain and Bappi Lahiri, will be given awards which will comprise, apart from a citation and medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.
  
Jul 21 2012 (13:09)  Western Railway motormen on flash strike; train services disrupted (news.in.msn.com)
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The services have been disrupted and there is a significant delay in the operations. We are negotiating with the striking motormen and are hopeful of an early resolution of the issues," a Western Railway spokesperson told PTI.
He did not give give details about the number of services cancelled.
Thousands of commuters were stranded at various stations due to the sudden stir.
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Line is the busiest of the three suburban lines in the metropolis and carries on an average of over 3.4 million on its 1,250 services on both directions every day.
  
Jul 20 2012 (08:44)  Railway Board chairman stresses on more ticket counters and toilets during Kumbh - Times Of India (articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Railway Board chairman stresses on more ticket counters and toilets during Kumbh
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the preparations being made by the Railways for the upcoming Mahakumbh. Mittal inspected Allahabad railway junction and Naini junction. He was accompanied by member engineering AP Mishra and member traffic KK Srivastava. He also held a top level meeting with the railway officials at the North Central Railway headquarters to take stock of Mahakumbh preparations.
Mittal said all possible arrangements must be made keeping in view the large turnout of pilgrims during Mahakumbh. He also emphasised on the need to increase the number of ticket counters and toilets during the Mela period. Further, for making additional arrangements for extra rush, special care should be taken for the safety and security of passengers, he added.
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North Central Railway general manager Alok Johri discussed the performance of the zone through power-point presentation. He also described about the progress of various ongoing railway projects and the future projections. During the presentation Vinay Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board said that special impetus should be given on completion of all priority projects. He also expressed the need to speed up the works of limited height subways so that to ensure the speedy removal of level crossings.
In the morning, Chairman of Railway Board Vinay Mittal inspected Allahabad railway junction from 9:00 am onwards. The inspection started from platform number 1 of the railway junction. He went inside the waiting hall located at the junction. He suggested for installation of more exhaust fans in the waiting hall to make it more airy for the benefit of the passengers. He also inspected the linens that are being used in the AC coaches of the trains.
Later, he went to the city side of the Allahabad railway junction. The general manager of NCR Alok Johri and divisional railway manager of Allahabad division Harendra Rao apprised him about the various details pertaining to the Mahakumbh. He was told about the Tower Control which is located on the topmost part of the junction. The movement of the trains would be controlled from this tower during the junction.
General manager of NCR Alok Johri described about the enclosures for passengers and other preparations through diagrams to board members. He inspected the site where the enclosures would be made and facilities for booking of tickets and catering would be made.
He also inspected the foot over bridge of Allahabad junction and gave instructions that all the overhanging cables should be properly covered and not visible during the Mahakumbh. He also inspected the place where the elevator would be built on the bridge. Chairman, Railway Board also checked the facilities at station including crew lobby, concourse and Jan Aahar etc.
While speaking to media persons Mittal expressed satisfaction about the cleanliness arrangements at Allahabad station and said that special care will be taken with respect to hygiene during Kumbh Mela. He also told that there will be 6 separate enclosures having the facilities of ticket windows, drinking water and toilets for passengers of various directions. He also informed that the state of art lighting facilities will be provided during Kumbh Mela period.
While speaking about the new tatkal arrangements he said that very encouraging feedbacks are coming out of it and number of tickets of tatkal booking through internet has also increased. He also told that a master plan of second entry from Civil lines is also being drafted and it will be given shape soon. After the inspection of Allahabad junction, Chairman, Railway Board also inspected the Naini, Prayag and Rambagh statio
  
Jul 13 2012 (15:50)  The Hindu : Sport News : Gagandeep puts SCR in semifinals (www.thehindu.com)
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Gagandeep puts SCR in semifinals
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Gagandeep Singh’s 68th minute goal enabled South Central Railway (Secunderabad) secure a 1-0 victory over ICF in a lacklustre quarterfinal encounter of the IOB-Syed Ahmed Memorial hockey tournament on Thursday.
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first half witnessed some careless play from both sides. Despite the railway team having the measure of its opponent, it rarely flexed its muscles.
One particularly eye-catching moment, among several poorly-directed passes, came midway through the first session.
Manjeet Kullu’s sally down the left flank was nicely trapped by M.G. Poonacha. However, the latter’s swift back-hander sailed over the goal. The game’s pace continued to sag in the second period as neither team looked like scoring a goal.
There was no dearth of penalty corners (South Central Railway had nine while ICF had three) but conversion was made difficult largely due to the efforts of the goalkeepers.
When a penalty corner came ICF’s way, Ashok Kumar’s strike was kept out by South Central Railway custodian Pfokrelo.
Udayakumar more than matched his counterpart’s efforts on a few occasions. South Central Railway came close to scoring through its sixth short corner but V. Ramesh brought out a goalline clearance.
The elusive goal finally came through Gagandeep (off a penalty corner) after he nudged home a deflection. ICF ‘keeper Udayakumar was adjudged man-of-the-match.
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In another quarterfinal, Indian Bank upset Western Railway 4-1, via tie-breaker, after the score was tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation time.
V. Raja and Deepak scored for Indian Bank while Suresh Sana and Osaf Ur Rahaman scored for Western Railway in full-time.
In the tie-breaker, Mariya Stalin, Philip Martin, V. Raja, and Santhosh Kuamr scored for Indian Bank while Vinod Singh converted for Western Railway. Santosh Kumar of Indian Bank was declared man-of-the-match.
The results (quarterfinals):
South Central Railway (Secunderabad) 1 (Gagandeep Singh) bt ICF 0.
Indian Bank bt Western Railway 4-1, via tie-breaker (full-time: 2-2).
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