Manvajit Singh Sandhu, Shreyasi Singh Lead at National Shooting Championship

Manvajit Singh

Manvajit Singh Sandhu, Shreyasi Singh Lead at National Shooting Championship Manvajit Singh : NEW DELHI — Former World Champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Commonwealth Games silver medalist Shreyasi Singh led the field in the men’s and women’s trap events on the first day of the 61st National Shooting Championship here Nov. 15. Sandhu shot 49 out of 50 after two rounds and leads junior Aman Ali Elahi who is also on the same score, while Rio Olympian Kynan Chenai is in third place with a score of 48. Singh, representing…

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Akshay Kumar on suicide among youth: I failed in school and today I have a National Award, watch video

Akshay Kumar on suicide among youth: I failed in school and today I have a National Award, watch video

Akshay Kumar on suicide among youth: I failed in school and today I have a National Award, watch video In a video shared on Twitter, Akshay Kumar expressed his sorrow about the increasing suicidal tendencies among the youngsters due to studies. Akshay Kumar is on cloud nine as today is the day when he would be awarded his first National Film Award, which he has won for his performance in Rustom after 25 years in the film industry. While he is extremely happy about this special moment in his life, there…

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Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers

Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers

Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers The National Observers would be playing a key role in implementation of action plans for Mission Olympics 2020, 2024 and 2028. The government of India has designated 12 Olympians, including Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, as National Observers in their respective disciplines to assist in preparation and implementation of the long-term development plan. Besides Bindra, other named as National Observers are P T Usha and Anju Bobby George (athletics), Sanjeev Kumar Singh (archery), Aparna Popat (badminton), MC Mary Kom and Akhil Kumar…

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Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul

Once Urgent For National Security, Trump’s Travel Ban Took Over A Month To Overhaul Urgent : When President Donald Trump first issued his ban on refugees and certain foreign travelers from predominantly Muslim nations in late January, he argued the policy was so essential for national security that he couldn’t give the country a warning before signing it. Many members of his own administration and fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill didn’t even get to weigh in beforehand. But since a federal judge put a freeze on Trump’s first executive order…

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Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea?

Is Repealing the Johnson Amendment a Good Idea? Repealing : Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast last Thursday, President Donald Trump vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which prevents houses of worship and other tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political campaigning. Trump declared to the crowd, “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution.” The Johnson Amendment, a 1954 federal law put forth by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, makes an organization’s tax-exempt status…

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ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is first and foremost a place of the worship of the God who became man in Jesus Christ. Yet as Saint John Paul II often repeated, in revealing God, Jesus Christ also reveals man to himself (cf. Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 22). The Shrine is thus not only a place where men and women can receive the Christian sacraments, but also find pastoral care and participate in educational and cultural opportunities that help them to grow in their humanity.The…

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‘Firefall’ optical illusion lights up Yosemite National Park

'Firefall' optical illusion lights up Yosemite National Park

‘Firefall’ optical illusion lights up Yosemite National Park (CNN)It’s the time of year for the mesmerizing phenomenon “firefall” to illuminate Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. The natural effect gives the illusion that bright orange lava is flowing off the cliff at the park in California. This magic trick is a natural occurrence that only happens for a couple of weeks each February and draws hundreds of visitors each night. The “firefall” comes to life when the angle of the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall just right;…

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Grand National Five Aintree stories to follow on road to the big race

Grand National: Five Aintree stories to follow on road to the big race

Grand National Five Aintree stories to follow on road to the big race Rule The World, ridden by 19-year-old David Mullins (right, blue cap) was triumphant in the 2016 Grand National Randox Health Grand National Date: Saturday, 8 April Venue: Aintree racecourse Time: 17:15 BST Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, text updates on the BBC Sport website and mobile app. With weights to be carried in the 2017 Grand National at Aintree revealed on Tuesday night, here’s a look at some of the leading contenders. Second time lucky…

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ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE

ABOUT THE SHRINE ABOUT  : The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is first and foremost a place of the worship of the God who became man in Jesus Christ. Yet as Saint John Paul II often repeated, in revealing God, Jesus Christ also reveals man to himself (cf. Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 22). The Shrine is thus not only a place where men and women can receive the Christian sacraments, but also find pastoral care and participate in educational and cultural opportunities that help them to grow in…

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Washington’s National Cathedral should not bestow a blessing on Donald Trump

National Cathedral should not bestow a blessing on Donald Trump

Washington’s National Cathedral should not bestow a blessing on Donald Trump National : Washington National Cathedral was founded in 1907 and envisioned as a “Westminster Abbey for America,” which, in part, is why it finds itself at the center of controversy about its role in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s impending inauguration. For more than a century, the cathedral has tried to stand in two worlds at once, attempting to be both a practicing Christian church and a gathering place for American civic expression. As the cathedral’s former dean, I believe…

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