Palakshi Sehrawat Playing Golf 2

Palakshi set to take part in US championship

When Palakshi Sehrawat was four years old, her father Sandeep Sehrawat, used to take her to the golf course often. It didn’t take long for Palakshi to fall in love with the game. And today, she is the only golfer selected from the city to represent the country at the US Kids European Championship to be held in Scotland from May 29-31 in the under-12 category.

Palakshi, a student of Class VI, Suncity School said: “Golf is my passion. I left no stone unturned and thoroughly prepared for the tournament. I was confident to achieve success this time. This victory has further boosted my confidence. I am thankful to my parents and school for their wonderful support.”

Palakshi recently bagged a gold medal at Lufthansa 52nd DLF Junior Golf Tournament. The second position was achieved by another city girl Prarthana Khanna. The tournament witnessed the participation of about 70 players from across the country.  It was organized by DLF and Lufthansa at DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram.

“We are proud to have Palakshi as our student. She has wonderful ability to balance academics with her passion. We wish her success in her future endeavours,” said Rupa Chakravarty, Principal, Suncity School.

Palakshi doesn’t find it difficult to balance between education and golfing. She follows a strict fitness regime and takes care of her diet. Palakshi follows a rigorous training session for four days a week at Qutab Golf Course. “Palakshi has made not only me but entire country proud. She is very hard-working and adheres to her basics. However, there is still a lot of scope for her improvement and we are working on her weakness together,” said Harish Singh, Palakshi’s coach.

At a tender age of ten years, Palakshi, a resident of DLF Phase-5, Gurgaon, has several accolades to her credit. She had earlier won 51st Lufthansa Junior Golf Tournament, Salwan Cup School Golf Championship, Inter Club Golf Championship, and ACE Junior Golf Tournament.

Imrans Marriage

Imran Khan marries his spiritual guide

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Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has married his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka (also known as Pinki Pir) in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday.

Media spokesperson also said that the marriage was held at Lahore's Defence residence of his 'new' brother-in-law.

According to a source, Khan had started visiting her over a year ago to seek spiritual advice.

"He got closer to her when some of political predictions she made about his party came true. Later, both developed some 'intimacy' and finally Bushra took divorce from her husband and contracted marriage with Imran early last month," the source said. Last month, Khan had admitted that he had proposed marriage to Maneka.

A source in the party said Khan was under immense pressure from the PTI to disclose his third marriage after a humiliating defeat in Punjab's Lodhran district last week. "The PTI leadership was of the view that strong rumours about his third marriage had played a role in the defeat of the party’s strong man Jahangir Tareen's son at the hands of a candidate of ruling PML-N," he said.

The PTI's media wing released pictures of the marriage ceremony in which Khan is seen wearing shalwar kameez and black jacket while the bride is decked in red suit with woolen shawl.

"Khan was advised to disclose his marriage as early as possible because the general elections are not far away and the PTI may suffer more politically if this news was broken just before the polls," he said.

(With Agency Inputs)

Kabadi Player

I was locked in a room for not accepting my parents' marriage proposal: National level player

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Haryana's national level woman, Kabaddi player said in a letter to Chief Minister Manhohar Lal Khattar that she was locked in a room for not marrying according to her parents' wish and they asked her to continue studies and sports, took lot of her efforts to move out of the room. 
 
She has represented her state in many tournaments also claimed that in September, her father took her to Karnal and tried to force her to marry a man much older to her. After she denied the proposal, she was locked up in Karnal for several days, she alleges. Her parents once again came to take her from rented quarters in Rohtak.
 
She has also approached the Haryana Women's Commission for helping her, alleging that she fears for her life and calling for action against her parents.
 
"I have faced several hardships in my sporting career but persevered till I represented Haryana at the national level," she wrote in her letter.
 
Sportswomen from Haryana have made the country proud but in recent years, several cases of atrocities indicate that very little has changed for women in the state. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, most cases of sexual assault on women have been reported from Haryana in 2016.
 
In December and January, many gang-rapes and murders were reported in the state which has always struggled with its sex ratio.
 
(With agency inputs)
Cricket

India beats Pak in U-19, enters finals

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After defeating Pakistan by 203 runs in Under-19 World Cup series, India entered in ICC U-19 to fight finals against Australia.

The undefeated Shubman Gill's with 102 runs has been one of the best help to India in scoring 272/9 after opting to bat and later Ishan Porel’s took the charge by 4/17 that had crushed Pakistan.

The complete Pakistan team got over with 69 runs which are apparently to be their lowest in the history of ICC U19 CWC. 

India played a good total of 274 runs in the 2nd U-19 World Cup semi-final match which was being played at Christchurch's Hagley Oval cricket ground.

India has been so far dominating with its winning spirit, while Pakistan's only defeat came in their opening match against Afghanistan. 

(With agency and ICC input)

IPL Season 11 Auction Begin

IPL season 11 auction begin

The much-awaited Indian premier league (IPL), which has been the part of the nation from the past 10 years, is all set to begin with its 11th series auction in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Shikhar Dhawan with a base price of 2 crore has been sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 5.20 crore while Ravichandran Ashwin with a base price of 2 crore has been sold to Kings XI Punjab for 7.6 crores.