Pune sports tracker: Thane edges Pune Masters in Masters Football
PUNE Pune Masters fought bravely before going down in the tie breaker against Thane, to emerge runners up in Maharashtra Masters Football Tournament at Ajmera ground in Pimpri.
The match was locked at 0-0 at the end of 60 minutes. Twin brothers Satish and Mahesh playing for Pune were a class apart.
Pune missed the forward line up of Arshad and Unni who were injured in the semi-finals, and also the heroics of the Penalty Keeper Umesh Pillay who was unavailable due to injury.
Arun Agrawal wins state billiards title... again
Billiards state champion Arun Agrawal defended his title during the second leg of state billiards selection and snooker championship held at PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Sunday.
In the final, the 61-year-old Mumbai cueist scored a four frames to two (first to 150) win over under-21 junior state billiards champion Rayaan Razmi, to claim the title.
“It was tough match and Rayaan had chance to win, but at some crucial movements he made mistakes. Rayaan is good player. I am happy that good talent is coming through. It is also proud movement for me, this is my 14th state title,” said Agrawal.
Deore, Tawade, Deshmukh, Agarwal lift junior tennis titles
Shravee Deore, Krishay Tawade, Kavya Deshmukh and Mannan Agarwal claimed titles in their respective events at the PMDTA-Icon little junior champions gold series tennis tournament at the Shiv chhatrapati sports complex in Balewadi on Sunday.
In the girls under-8 event, Shravee Deore scored a 7-4 win over Srushti Suryavanshi, to claim the title. In the boys under-8, Krishay Tawade registered a 7-0 win over Jai Thapar to emerge champion.
In the girls under-10 finals, Kavya Deshmukh defeats Ritsa Kondkar 7-2 to claim the title, while in the boys under-10, Mannan Agarwal scored a 7-5 win over Shardul Khawale for the title.
In the girls under-12 event Shrawani Deshmukh beat Mrunal Shelke 4-1, 4-1 to lift the title, while in the boys under-12, Shardul Khawale scores 5-4 (7-5), 5-4(7-3) win over Abhay Nagarajan to claim the title.
In the girls under-14 finals, Purva Bhujbal scored a 5-4 (7-5), 5-3 win over Kavya Krishnan to lift the title, while in the boys event Sudanshu Sawant registered a 4-1, 5-3 win over Keyur Mhetre to lift the title.
Sindhi Premier League, Season 2, from December 2
Sindhi Premier League, a nonprofit cricket tournament will commence at Mrunal Cricket ground, Pimpri, from December 2.
Twelve teams will participate in the event. The league is held with the motive of uniting the Sindhi community and also to underline the importance of fitness.
Movie enthusiasts are in for a treat for the rest of the week as the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival (BISFF) is back with theatre screenings starting today, till August 14. This is the first time in two years that patrons can attend viewings in person. There are two venues for screenings - the Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, and the Goethe-Institut, or Max Mueller Bhavan. To register yourself for the festival, click here.
Police in Karnataka have succeeded in catching three more bike thieves who were involved in two separate cases. Bike theft: Chickpete traffic police, Bengaluru. August 10 A two-wheeler thief was caught by traffic police after he was stopped for not wearing a helmet. Bike theft: Belagavi. August 10 Meanwhile, in Belagavi, Kudachi police have arrested two persons for stealing bikes in various police stations limits. As many as 26 bikes have been recovered and seized.
Meghalaya will be hosting the upcoming North East Olympics Games beginning October 30 till November 6, 2022 in Shillong. Soon after chairing a high-level meeting between the North East Organising Committee, Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs and the North East Olympic Association, sports & youth affairs minister Banteidor Lyngdoh stated that the sports selected were decided based on the availability of infrastructure and on the advice of the Meghalaya State Olympic Association.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnataka unit on Tuesday took out a rally in Bengaluru in support of the central leadership's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign in the run up to of India's 75th Independence Day. BJP National General Secretary C T Ravi along with several party workers participated in the 'Tiranga Yatra' by walking the streets with the tricolour. Not all were happy with the quality of flags.
A petition has been filed in the Gujarat High Court by Ahmedabad based Lord Buddha Foundation seeking inclusion of the Mahar community in SC (Scheduled Caste) category. Architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar belonged to this community and they are recognised in most states of country barring Gujarat. The word Mahar is derived from the words 'Maha' which means great and 'Rashtra' means country or “people from the great country”.