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September 2018
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Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports        Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano        Birthday boy Rashid stars in Afghanistan's 136-run win against Bangladesh        Shahbaz Nadeem claims eight wickets; breaks List A world record        CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24        BAI distributes 1.6 crore to state Association        Rodrigues, Yadav help Indian women take 1-0 lead in T20 series        Sensex recovers over 100 points on value-buying, global cues        Deepak Kapoor Appointed the new Chairperson of Save the Children        Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms        Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'        2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police        Attack on Cong workers in Chhattisgarh is political persecution: Rahul Gandhi        Cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence Law Minister        Instant Triple Talaq to be criminal offence        Viswasam- On set photos leaked        Aiswarya- Abhishek's Gulab Jamun would go on floor in mid 2019        China Open: Sindhu enters pre-quarters, Saina loses        Didn't expect Arjuna this year: Hima Das        RCom to exit telecom fully to focus on realty: Ambani        
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Sports News
Japan Open 2018: Indian campaign ends with Kidambi Srikanth’s defeat in quarter-finals
 
(Tokyo, Sep 14, 2018):The Indian campaign came to an end at the Japan Open 2018 after Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the quarter-finals of this Super 750 tournament in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. The seventh seeded men’s singles shuttler squandered a one-game lead to go down 21-19, 16-21, 18-21 to World No. 33 Lee Dong Keun in a gruelling encounter that lasted 1 hour 18 minutes.

Srikanth showed his comeback skills when he erased a 2-4 deficit in the early stages of the opener to jump to a 9-5 lead. Even though the Korean did manage to claw his way back into the game afterwards, the determined Indian was able to keep him away before closing out the first game.

The second game turned out to be competitive in the initial stages and the two were locked at 5-5. It was then where the complexion of the match changed. Srikanth’s unforced errors allowed the Korean to grab the next seven points and surge ahead to 12-5. Lee did not relent from thereon as he was able to take the second game and level the match.

In the decider, the two were evenly poised until 14-14. Lee steadily kept on increasing the lead after that with measured play while Srikanth’s mounting error count and lack of patience did him in.

It was still a good performance from the World No. 8 Indian, who has been having a very quiet season after his career-best 2017. The highlights of 2018 so far for the Guntur-born shuttler have been a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and a semi-final finish at the Malaysia Open.

At the Japan Open, he managed to avenge his Asian Games defeat to Wong Wing Ki Vincent. Besides, he was also the best-performing Indian at this Super 750 tournament after PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy both exited the event in the second round.

Hopefully, this will give him a huge boost of confidence before next week’s mega Super 1000 tournament in China.


Birthday boy Rashid stars in Afghanistan's 136-run win against Bangladesh
Shahbaz Nadeem claims eight wickets; breaks List A world record
BAI distributes 1.6 crore to state Association
Rodrigues, Yadav help Indian women take 1-0 lead in T20 series
China Open: Sindhu enters pre-quarters, Saina loses
Didn't expect Arjuna this year: Hima Das
Kabaddi: Sixth season of PKL to start on Oct 7
Aim is to identify batsmen for slot number 4 and 6: Rohit
Cristiano Ronaldo opens account at Juventus, then adds another
India lose to Maldives in SAFF Cup final
Unbeaten India take on Maldives in SAFF Cup final, seek 8th title
Tanya, Mansi impress as Indian women beat Sri Lanka, clinch series
India still on top, England grab fourth position after 4-1 series win
English summer: Virat the batsman wins, Virat the captain loses
Fifth Test: England outclass India by 118 runs, clinch series 4-1
Andre Silva lifts Portugal past Italy in Nations League
Smriti Mandhana shines as Indian women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka
Cook makes swansong Test memorable with hundred
US Open 2018: Djokovic reclaims crown in an emphatic manner
Naomi Osaka wins a US Open final marred by Serena's 'umpire thief' meltdown
KERALA NEWS
Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports
 Malappuram: With Kannur International Airport becoming operational, Kerala will be the first state i  
Bar bribery case: Court dismisses the vigilance report
State Kalolsavam to be held in December
Actor Captain Raju passes away at 68
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano
 (Pyongyang, Sep 20, 2018):The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day
Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms
Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'
100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: relief agency
NATIONAL NEWS
CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24
 CAT is one of the most sought after exam in the country for candidates possessing a Bachelor’s degre
2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police
Attack on Cong workers in Chhattisgarh is political persecution: Rahul Gandhi
Instant Triple Talaq to be criminal offence
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