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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.

Tintinabulation, Vijays Pride impressive

Tintinabulation, Vijays Pride and Golden Arrow caught the eye when the horses were exercised at Malakpet Race Course here on Wednesday.

Runners for friday races

Following are the runners for the races to be held here on Friday.
1. The Squanderer Plate 1600m 2:00 Pm: Royal Prodigy 62, Too Cold To Hold 62, Behram 57.5, Brownie 57.5, Born To Perform 56, Aladdin 55, Mr Hurricane 52.5, Starscream 52.

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.

‘I have no doubt in my ability’

One of India’s most potent middle-order batsman in the limited-overs format, Yuvraj Singh, has won his battle against cancer but his fight to regain his position in the national team is still on after being left out of the team for more than six months.

Jersey Shore clinches Mysore feature

B. Puttanna-trained Jersey Shore was ably guided by Y.S. Srinath to claim the Star Of Mysore Trophy, the feature event of the races held here on Friday.

Poles Apart is favourite

Javed Khan-trained Poles Apart, who is in fine fettle, may score in the Amazing Handicap 1400 metres, the main event of the races to be held here on Saturday.

Fortune Favours holds the edge

Sanjoy Kolse-trained Fortune Favours looks set to win the Nana Raghunath Trophy, the feature event of the races to be held here on Saturday.

The conscience of Justice Markandey Katju, dormant for over 10 years, erupted recently, throwing out allegations against everyone around him — mostly in the nature of ipse dixit. His targets — three former Chief Justices of India in the collegium (Justices R.C. Lahoti, Y.K. Sabharwal and K.G. Balakrishnan) that could have but did not select Justice Katju to the Supreme Court in 2004 or earlier.

If you care about India’s children, prepare to shed a tear now. If you care about Gujarat’s children, prepare to cry buckets now. Because Dinanath Batra, ace scholar, perfervid activist, slayer of Donigers, is a revered figure in the schools of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motherland.