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Competitive sports resume in England after 75-day shutdown        Amit, Vikas nominated for Khel Ratna by BFI; 3 names for Arjuna        Indian manufacturing output falls further in May, rate of job cuts accelerates: PMI        Sensex, Nifty spurt over 2 pc as India begins to unlock economy        Violent protests engulf US, thousands arrested and nearly 40 cities under curfew        Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports        Depression in Arabian Sea to intensify into severe cyclonic storm; will impact Mumbai        Deferred due to coronavirus, elections to 18 RS seats to be held on June 19: EC        Cabinet decisions will bring positive changes in lives of farmers, labourers, workers: PM        COVID-19: India now seventh worst-hit country in world        Mercury plummets as rain lashes Haryana and Punjab        New biography on PM Modi released        Oman reports 1,014 new COVID-19 cases, 11,437 in total        SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station        Woman dies of COVID-19 in Kerala, toll rises to ten; 61 new cases reported        DINGKO Cancer-stricken boxing hero Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19        As Lockdown-4 ends, home ministry issues guidelines for ''Unlock-1'' from June 8        COVID-19 tally in Kerala rises to 1,208, 7 Pilots and cabin crew, among 58 infected        Locusts in TN local grasshopper species, pose no threat, says govt        Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns midway after pilot found COVID-19 positive        
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Sports News
Sindhu out of China Open, Praneeth enter quarterfinals
 
Changzhou (China): Reigning world champion PV Sindhu made an early exit from the China Open but B Sai Praneeth kept the Indian flag fluttering with a hard-fought straight-game win to reach the men''s singles quarterfinals here on Thursday. Sindhu, an Olympic silver medallist, squandered a first-game advantage to go down 12-21 21-13 21-19 to Thailand''s Pornpawee Chochuwong in a women''s singles pre-quarterfinals that lasted 58 minutes here. Praneeth, who had claimed a bronze medal at Basel, edged out China''s Lu Guang Zu 21-19 21-19 to set up a meeting against Indonesian seventh seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

Ginting beat India''s Parupalli Kashyap 23-21 15-21 21-12 in a thrilling contest. Doubles specialist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also had a dismal day as he suffered twin defeats, losing both the men''s doubles and mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals. In men''s doubles, Satwik and Chirag Shetty, ranked 15th in the world, ran out of steam after a decent start against fourth-seeded Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda and went down 19-21 8-21 in the second-round match that lasted 33 minutes. This is the second time Satwik and Chirag have lost to the combination of Kamura and Sonoda this year.

They had lost to the world no.4 pair at the Japan Open in July. Satwik then paired up with his mixed doubles partner Ashwini Ponanappa but the duo couldn''t get past Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo, losing 11-21 21-16 12-21 to the Japanese pair. Ashwini also tasted defeat in women''s doubles after she and her partner N Sikki Reddy lost 12-21 17-21 to second seeded Japanese pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi. Sindhu, who came into the match with a 3-0 head-to-head lead against Pornpawee, dominated the first game as she lead 7-1 early on but the Thai shuttler reduced the deficit to 10-11 at the break. However, Sindhu reeled off eight straight points after the interval to jump to 19-10 and eventually sealed the first game comfortably.

In the second game, Pornpawee changed gears and moved to a 5-1 advantage initially. Sindhu clawed back to 7-9 before the Thai youngster jumped to 15-7 with six straight points and held her fort to roar back into the contest. The decider started on an even note as both the shuttlers fought hard, moving together till 6-6 when Sindhu surged ahead to enjoy a 11-7 cushion at the break. However, Pornpawee kept breathing down Sindhu''s neck and slowly moved to 15-19. From there, the Thai shuttler blasted six straight points to leave the Indian shocked.


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DINGKO Cancer-stricken boxing hero Dingko Singh tests positive for COVID-19
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KERALA NEWS
Woman dies of COVID-19 in Kerala, toll rises to ten; 61 new cases reported
 Kozhikode/Thiruvananthapuram: A 53-year old woman, who returned from Riyadh recently succumbed to th  
COVID-19 tally in Kerala rises to 1,208, 7 Pilots and cabin crew, among 58 infected
Vijayan slams Railways for scheduling trains to Kerala without informing state
Kerala records 6th COVID-19 death
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Violent protests engulf US, thousands arrested and nearly 40 cities under curfew
 Washington, Jun 1 (PTI) The US remained a tinderbox of anger and emotion as violent protests erupted
Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports
Oman reports 1,014 new COVID-19 cases, 11,437 in total
SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station
NATIONAL NEWS
Depression in Arabian Sea to intensify into severe cyclonic storm; will impact Mumbai
 New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) The depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a severe cyclon
Deferred due to coronavirus, elections to 18 RS seats to be held on June 19: EC
Mercury plummets as rain lashes Haryana and Punjab
New biography on PM Modi released
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