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In Pictures | France gives World Cup winners a heroes’ welcome home

PARIS (FRANCE) The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, the team …

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WATCH | France World Cup victory: Macron cheers from the stands — then ‘dabs’ with Pogba in the changing room

MOSCOW President Emmanuel Macron was pictured cheering from the stadium, got drenched in the rain on the pitch, then attempted to “dab” with the players in the changing room Sunday after France’s victory in the World Cup. The football-loving 40-year-old leapt to his feet to celebrate France’s goals as he …

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Guv Vohra inaugurates SFA Football League Phase-II

SRINAGAR Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy – Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar, today. Advisor K. Vijay Kumar, JK Bank chairman Parvez Ahmed, Chairman and  Commissioner Youth Services and Sports Mohammad Javed Khan,were present on the occasion. Governor …

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Irfan Pathan interacts with budding Jammu cricketers

SRINAGAR Star Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan today interacted with the local players after giving away trophies to the winner and runner up teams of cricket tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association here at GGM Science College. The final match was played between Singh Cricket Club and Khour Cricket …

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Led to lofty heights by a Kashmiri coach, Indian Pencak Silat team in Asiad cause for celebration in Valley

SRINAGAR For most, it was a bolt from the blue, quite a few even scoffed at it but for one man in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pencak Silat’s inclusion in the Indian Asian Games contingent was the perfect culmination of a lone journey he started eight years ago in Korea. Srinagar-based Mohammad Iqbal is …

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Legalise cricket betting as regulated, taxable activities: Law commission

NEW DELHI The Law Commission today recommended that gambling and betting on sports, including cricket, be allowed as regulated activities taxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and used as a source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The commission’s report, “Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket …

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