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Friday, October 29, 2010

Indian archers hoping three medals in Guangzhou Asian Games

PTI, Kolkata, 29 October : Indian archers were hoping to strike three medals in the Asian Games, but were getting a bit tired by the plethora of felicitations after their success at the Commonwealth Games.
While Rahul Banerjee, who got an individual gold and team bronze in Delhi 2010, told PTI that archers were aiming at three medals at Guangzhou event, which would be tough in the presence of world champions Korea. Cold and windy weather condition will also be a challenge for the Indians, the trio of Dola Banerjee, Rahul and Deepika Kumari had a common opinion.
They feel that they were getting distracted by the felicitation programmes and promotional events after their Delhi success. Deepika, who made a golden double in Delhi, was felicitated by an NGO at the Sports Authority of India Eastern Centre today. Photo : Shankar Mondal, PTI

Arun Banerjee named India's TT manager for Asian Games
PTI, Lucknow, 29 October : International umpire Arun Kumar Banerjee was today named as the manager of the Indian table tennis contingent for the upcoming Asian Games to be held from November 12-27 in Guangzhou, China.
Banerjee, also the Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Table Tennis Association (UPTTA), was Deputy Competition Manager for the ping pong game in Delhi Commonwealth Games. The Table Tennis competition in the Asian Games will be held between 13 and 20 November.

Meghalaya municipal polls adjourned due to violence
Shillong, 29 October : The Meghalaya government decided to adjourn the first ever municipal elections in the state slated for today due to unconducive law and order situation following overnight anti-poll protests in different parts of the state.
"There were a number of disturbances since last night. The administration, after assessing the ground situation, considered that there was a strong possibility of disruption of the polling process as well as serious implication of law and order. So the government though it prudent to adjourn the elections," Chief Secretary W M S Pariat said.