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Solitaire Royale justifies belief

S. Dominic-trained Solitaire Royale was given a confident ride by Pradeep Chouhan to clinch the Civil Services Trophy, the feature event of the races held here on Thursday, edging out Yakeen close home.

Shivalik Star fancied

Arjun Mangalorkar-trained Shivalik Star holds an edge over rest of the contenders to win the Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship, the feature event of the races to be held here on Friday.

Windies keep India at bay

For the second match running, West Indies A had India A in a spot as the much-vaunted comeback of the senior pros fell flat on Day Two of the four-day game at the Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering ground, on Thursday.

India’s South Africa tour still doubtful

India’s tour to South Africa at the end of this year is the most eagerly anticipated contest but the series between the top two Test sides continues to rank low on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s priority list.

We want to win it for Rahul, says Menaria

Chennai Super Kings or Trinidad and Tobago, it would have been the same for the hosts. So said Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ashok Menaria ahead of the first Champions League T20 semi-final at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here on Friday.

Zip Away clinches Asian Age Cup

Bharath T. Singh-trained Zip Away was ably piloted by M.I. Qureshi to bag the Asian Age Cup, the feature event of the races held here on Wednesday.

Charlatan is favourite

Suleiman Attaollahi-trained Charlatan holds an edge over rest of the contenders to win the Mysore Million, the highlight of the races to be held here on Thursday.

Shweta takes six-stroke lead

Rookie Pune golfer Shweta Galande rode on six birdies on the back nine to produce another card of 66, and lead the penultimate round of the 9th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour event in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Promote or not is Akki’s call

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His record at the box office has been solid, but recent mis-steps mean that Akshay Kumar is under the “scanner”. It started with the weak reviews of Shirish Kunder’s Joker. Akshay backed out of the film’s promotions, leaving the team at a loss.

Where did a festival leave a sea of waste?

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After the Reading Music Festival got over last weekend, the 90,000 odd visitors to the festival left behind a sea of rubbish which included abandoned tents, cigarette butts, half eaten food and garbage which is taking a full team of people, several days to clean up.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.

Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.