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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.


It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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P V Sindhu beats world champion to clinch Korea Open Super Series
Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu defeated world champion Nozomi Okuhara in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women's singles title at the Korea Open Super Series here today.

The 22-year-old Indian saw off eighth seed Okuhara 22-20 11-21 20-18 in an energy-sapping contest that la
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Kerala HC lifts life-long ban on Sreesanth
In a relief to cricketer S Sreesanth, the Kerala High Court today lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket
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Imran Khan in trouble from a woman's allegation
Pakistan's former cricket captain and flamboyant Opposition leader Imran Khan today faced a major crisis after the National Assembly decided to form a special committee to probe sexual harassment charges against him by a prominent woman lawmaker of his party.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,
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Kerala HC asks inclusion of P.U.Chithra in world contest
Kerala High Court has asked the Athletic Federation of India to ensure participation of P.U.Chithra in the 1,500 metre race in the world athletic meet.

Earlier report:


Athletic Federation has maintained that P.U.Chithra is not qualified to participate in the world athletic championship.

S
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Record eight Wimbledon title for Federer
Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3 6-1 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon
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India trounce South Africa to enter Champions semi-final
India trounced South Africa by eight wickets to march into the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Sunday.

Indian batsmen started off cautiously and lost Rohit Sharma in the sixth over itself even as they were chasing 192 runs.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan along with skipper Virat Kohl
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