Khelo India hockey without a venue as Covid delays construction of astro-turf

Shifting tourney to another city being considered Panchkula: A delay in the construction of an astro-turf hockey ground due to the second wave of Covid-19 has left the 2021 Khelo India Youth Games hockey tournament without a venue. “The astro-turf hockey ground has been proposed to be built at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, […]

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Several players & others test positive, IPL put on hold

Balaji affected, entire CSK goes in isolation The ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been temporarily suspended after multiple players from various franchises tested positive for Covid-19.  “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has (sic) unanimously decided to […]

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Swimmers in a quandary as JP Park pool remains closed

Parents demand a new tender for the facility Bengaluru: The closure of the BBMP swimming pool at JP Park since March 2020 has affected the training schedules of swimmers competing in national and international events. “As the pool is closed, I am finding it very difficult to train,” said Sambhav R, a national-level swimmer. In […]

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Parking in Panchkula markets is a pain

2-wheelers pose main problem; shop ownersseek paid parking Panchkula: Haphazard parking is proving to be a major challenge for the citizens of Panchkula. Lack of paid parking and improper demarcation for four-wheelers and two-wheeler in markets causes haphazard parking.  “The two-wheeler parking system is really bad. Around eight years ago, there was a proper system […]

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Pandemic hits tuition centres hard

Low enrolment, plummeting revenues pose a big challenge Panchkula: Tuition centres in Panchkula are struggling to sustain their business due to low enrolment for online classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  Tuition centres were forced to stop classes in March because of the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ritu Gupta […]

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Overtime, irregular workhours taking a toll on B’luru cops’ health

Study finds 57% of them could be stressed out Bengaluru: Police personnel in Bengaluru are at a risk of having stress-induced problems like hypertension, cardiovascular disease and depression, a study by Dr B.G. Sudarshan, medical officer and professor at the RV College of Engineering, reveals. As many as 57% of police personnel in Bengaluru could […]

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