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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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Sachin Tendulkar's pre-Tussauds in Mumbai
Mumbai:: The

master batsman Sachin Tendulkar is having his image cast in wax at Madame Tussauds in

In a run- up to the event, Tendulkar's wax-figure was unveiled in Mumbai on

Monday in his presence, besides his wife Anjali, son Arjun and daughter Sara.
On the occasion,

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Sania moves up in doubles rankings
New Delhi:Sania

Mirza's first doubles title of the year has helped her jump nine places to 59th in the WTA

rankings even as she remained static at 100th in the chart issued on Monday.

The Indian

ace, along with Chinese Taipei's Chia-Jung Chuang, lifted the $220,000 MPS Group

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India win Azlan Shah title
Malaysia: India beat Malaysia 3-1 in

the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia on


India's Prabhjot Singh, Shivender Singh and Arjun Halappa scored a goal each,

while Azlan Misron was the lone scorer for Malaysia.

At half-time India were lea
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Top soccer clubs' values up despite recession

The world's top 25 soccer clubs are now worth an average of $597 million, which registered an

eight per cent growth before the recession set in. Five clubs are worth at least $1 billion.


European soccer rewards the best-performing clubs with higher broadcasting revenue
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Dravid holds largest number of catches
Wellington: India’s

Rahul Dravid today fetched the record of scoring the largest number of catches in Test


Dravid got the record as he surpassed the same held by Australian cricketer Mark

Vaugh who had taken 181 catches.

On the fourth day of the third test against New

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India register 182 lead in 1st innings
Wellington: With a

sizeable first innings lead (182) in hand, and the opposition's bowling arsenal looking seemingly

innocuous, it was up to India to call the shots and bat New Zealand out of the third Test at


That is precisely what the visitors did. India batted the whol
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