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In Chess, Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta lifted the Cannes International Open trophy yesterday. He took an easy draw with Pier Luigi Basso of Italy in the ninth and final round. Abhijeet won the tournament with 7.5 points. He started well in the tournament winning the first four rounds. Then two more wins and three draws happened on the way to his first solo International tournament victory.

On to Boxing, three more Indians have assured themselves of medals at the Makran Cup underway at Chabahar in Iran. Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik in 60 kgs, former national champion Duryodhan Singh Negi in 69 kgs and Rohit Tokas in 64 kgs made their way into the semi-finals. The number of Indians in medals round now stands at eight.

And in women's cricket, the Indian team defeated England by seven wickets in the second ODI at Mumbai yesterday to take an unassailable 2-nil lead. The Indians bundled out England for just 161 runs in 43.3 overs. 

Pacers Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey bagged 4 wickets each. In reply, India overhauled the target with almost nine overs to spare. The third and final ODI will be played at the same venue on Thursday.




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Mob lynching is continuously occurred in different parts of India. Is this threat to democracy?

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