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Rahi bang on target, wushu lands best medal haul

Rahi Sarnobat beat all expectations to become India’s first woman shooter with an Asian Games gold while the low-profile wushu players delivered their best ever performance even in defeat on another high-yielding day for the country at the regional showpiece.

With four gold, three silver and eight bronze medals in their overall tally, India stood seventh in the medal table, which was led by quite a margin by powerhouse China with 82 medals, including 37 gold.

Schoolboy, lawyer, veteran show India’s shooting ‘range’

An athlete not old enough to grasp the enormity of his feat struck gold, a seasoned but scarred pro found his silver lining and a man here for hobby collected a bronze as shooters dominated India’s medal haul in the Asian Games on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old Saur­abh Chaudhary, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold with a Games record of 240.7 in the 10m air pistol event in a field of Olympic and world champions, the one in which lawyer-cum-marksman Abhishek Verma (219.3) picked up a bronze to justify his hobby in Palembang.

Rajinikanth’s next heroine

The star-studded cast of Superstar Rajinikanth’s next venture will see well-known actress Trisha Krishnan featuring with the actor for the first time.

“Trisha joins the cast of Superstar Rajini’s next movie,” Sun Pictures, producers of the film, said in a brief release.

This will be the “first time” Trisha will be acting with Rajinikanth, Sun Pictures said in a tweet.

Rajinikanth, who had recently dished out the multi-lingual Kaala, is now working with director Karthik Subbaraj of Pizza-fame.

Gold for Bajrang Punia

A dominating Bajrang Punia opened India’s gold medal account at the Asian Games, bringing smiles and relief to the Indian camp.  An in-form Bajrang won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category. Bajrang came into the Games after winning three tournaments  and carried on with his superlative show. Such was his domination that the 24-year-old won all his bouts, till the final, by technical superiority. He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

The queen of soul

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

We still discourage the individual (thought)

Kalki Koechlin says mob mentality continues to thrive in India as independent thought is not given an environment to flourish in, something that can only change with education. With incidents of lynching and vandalism on the rise, the actor feels there is no state of "social security" in the country. “We have no social security. There is no system that’s protecting us actually. Everybody is each to their own here. No government force is going to come and help you... There’s so much population that it’s difficult to provide services to all. “I think that makes people communal.

Excited and nervous to be part of Takht: Bhumi Pednekar

Actor Bhumi Pednekar is excited to be a part of Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht and says the feeling of doing the historical-drama is yet to sink in.Takht also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. When asked about featuring in the film, Bhumi told reporters, “I am very excited. It’s a big one for me. It’s a beautiful star cast and everybody is someone who I have admired as an actor. I am very excited to be a part of this magnum opus.“I am also a huge Karan Johar fan. Honestly it’s still sinking in.

The world is a dangerous place to live in right now: John Abraham

John Abraham has strongly condemned the increasing number of lynching in India in the name of religion. He said that the world is “getting polarised against a community and is a dangerous place to live in right now.”  Without naming any particular community, he made his point saying, “The whole world is getting polarized it’s going against one particular community right now. We have made our mindset that if there is anything going wrong in the world it is that community who’s causing the harm. We should first get this thought out of our minds, only then we can judge people rightly.

Proud to take Happy Bhag Jayegi series ahead

Diana Penty may not be the leading lady in Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi, a series that was started with her in 2016, but she is happy to take it ahead with its sequel. Penty says she is proud of the fact that Happy Bhag Jayegi is the first female-led comedy franchise in Bollywood. “It is an interesting fact. I am happy. I makes me feel proud that the first film did well and it made the makers think of part two. It is a matter of great pride to take it forward.

Jet Airways faces DGCA scrutiny

After facing questions over delay in reporting its financial results, Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways could now face scrutiny from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator. The audit could start this month to evaluate its financial health and its possible impact on flight safety.

“We will conduct the financial audit of Jet Airways from August 27. A similar audit of Air India has been completed,” news agency PTI quoted an official source as saying.

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