FC Barcelona shuts down its academies in India

FC Barcelona

Mumbai: Fourteen years after it opened for business, the world-famous football team FC Barcelona has made the decision to close all of its academies in India, where it had intended to teach children in the renowned “La Masia (youth academy)” method.   FC Barcelona did not provide a formal explanation for the shutdown. Beginning on July 1, all of its academies in the Indian cities of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Pune will close. The club sent a statement on its website stating, “FC Barcelona has informed the families involved…

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Detroit Pistons show Monty Williams the way out

Monty Williams

New York: After only one season, in which they finished with an NBA-worst 14-68 record, the Detroit Pistons dismissed coach Monty Williams.   Owner of the Pistons, Tom Gores, issued a statement saying, “I want to thank Monty for his hard work and dedication. Decisions like these are difficult to make.” “During a season, a coach faces a lot of dynamic challenges, which Monty always handled with grace.” But going ahead, we will set a new route after closely examining our performance and evaluating where we are as a company.…

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Kane Williamson refuses central contract

Wellington: Surprisingly, star batsman Kane Williamson of New Zealand has decided not to accept a central contract with New Zealand Cricket (NZC), which would restrict his international participation to Test matches for the BlackCaps this coming summer. Williamson has given up his leadership in the T20I and ODI formats after a disastrous effort in the T20 World Cup 2024, when New Zealand was eliminated in the group stages. The 350-year-old international veteran “re-emphasised his long-term commitment to the Black Caps in all three formats, despite declining a central contract for…

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Mau lad to represent India in G20 Youth Summit

Mau: Former Delhi University Students Union President and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) West Bengal in-charge Shakti Singh has been re-elected to represent India in the G20 Youth Summit in Brazil. Shakti Singh, a resident of Mau district, represented India in the G20 last year as well. He will now go to Belém do Para and Rio in Brazil in June, August and November for the youth conference meeting where he will put forth his opinion on the topic of “Diversity and Inclusion”. There is an atmosphere of joy in…

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What makes Kuwait the go to place for Indians ?


Dubai: 50 people died in a massive fire in a building in Kuwait. 40 Indians are among those who died in this accident. The fire was so fierce that everything was burnt to ashes. After the incident, not only the Kuwait government but also the Indian government is in action mode. PM Modi expressed grief over the accident and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased. Along with this, Minister of State for External Affairs Kirtivardhan Singh has reached Kuwait on the instructions of…

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Indigenous drone Nagastra 1 to boost India’s defense arsenal

Nagastra 1

New Delhi: The Indian Army has got a very lethal weapon. Solar Industries of Nagpur has handed over the first indigenous loitering munition Nagastra-1 to the Indian Army. Nagastra-1 is capable of entering the enemy’s base and attacking. It is a suicide drone, which will enter the enemy’s territory and wreak havoc. The Indian Army has given an order to supply 480 loitering munitions to Solar Industries Economics Explosives Limited (EEL) under emergency purchase powers. This indigenous company of Nagpur has developed this deadly drone. According to a defense official,…

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Footfall at Kashi Vishwanath temple sees steady spike

Varanasi: The number of devotees visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple is increasing continuously. This year, the number of devotees coming in the last five months has not only broken the record, but Baba Vishwanath’s income has also recorded a record increase of 33 percent. As compared to the devotees coming to visit Kashi Mahadev in five months from January to May 2023, there has been an increase of 48.23 percent in the number of Shiva devotees coming to take darshan in the same period of the year 2024. It is…

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BJP intends to retain Mahayuti’s position as state leader


Mumbai: Following the impending assembly elections in the state of Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said  that it will not be changing the current leadership structure in the state. The BJP further said that it is developing a plan for the Shiv Sena-BJP-NCP alliance to triumph in the next assembly elections later this year.   The choice was made after a meeting of the Maharashtra BJP core committee that included Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda. “Nothing will change. Maharashtra has to have a strong…

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Wake up before the Earth turns parched

New Delhi: The record-breaking summer is leaving. This year the scorching earth has given us a glimpse of tomorrow. All parameters had collapsed. If we still do not wake up, it is not difficult to imagine the tragedy. With the heat, three-fourths of the country is facing water crisis. We are wasting ten times more water than we need for use. Nature has ensured abundant availability of water, through rain and groundwater. Monsoon has knocked from the coasts to the cities. But are we ready to save this rainwater? Governments…

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PM Modi to spend Yoga Day in valley

PM Modi

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 and 21 to participate in the International Yoga Day celebrations. During this visit, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 84 major development projects worth more than Rs 1,500 crore in Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, tight security arrangements have been made for PM Modi’s visit to Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir on June 20. Full schedule of PM Modi’s program According to the Prime…

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