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Laureus 2018-19: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian to be nominated for prestigious awards

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who won a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, becomes the first Indian to receive a nomination in the history of Laureus World Sports..
Firstpost - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Table Tennis star Manika Batra to raise awareness on voting in Delhi

Commonwealth medallist Manika Batra has been roped in by the Election Commission to spread awareness on voting.
DNA - Published

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Bulletins ARYNews 1200 18th January 2019 [Video]Bulletins ARYNews 1200 18th January 2019  35:02

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, will take oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony at President House in Islamabad today. President..

ARY NEWS - Published

Mother Accused of Setting House on Fire, Killing Pets Takes Plea Deal [Video]Mother Accused of Setting House on Fire, Killing Pets Takes Plea Deal  02:06

Nearly two years after she disappeared from her Virginia Beach home with her two children, Monica Lamping agreed to an alford plea Tuesday.

WTKR - Published

Duchess Meghan Is Taking On Some Big Additional Royal Duties [Video]Duchess Meghan Is Taking On Some Big Additional Royal Duties  00:59

This is one busy royal.

Celebrity Wire - Published

Meghan Markle Has Been Given Four New Royal Patronages [Video]Meghan Markle Has Been Given Four New Royal Patronages  01:21

Meghan Markle is not only expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry but now the Duchess of Sussex is stepping up in her role as a royal. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

Buzz60 - Published

Meghan Markle Takes On New Royal Roles [Video]Meghan Markle Takes On New Royal Roles  01:01

Meghan Markle is to become a royal patron for four organisations - one of them being the prestigious National Theatre. The Queen has held some of these positions for decades.

HuffPost UK STUDIO - Published

Duchess of Sussex to take over four Patronages [Video]Duchess of Sussex to take over four Patronages  00:59

The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron for The National Theatre,The Association of Commonwealth Universities,Smart Works and Mayhew.

Bang Media World - Published

Meghan visits charity for unemployed women [Video]Meghan visits charity for unemployed women  00:59

Britain's Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, announced on Thursday that she would become a patron of four organizations that support causes close to her heart. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Reuters Studio - Published

Meghan Markle Aligns With 4 Charities, Including One That Supports Women [Video]Meghan Markle Aligns With 4 Charities, Including One That Supports Women  00:49

Kensington Palace announced on Thursday that Meghan Markle will support four charities that back job seeking women, the theater, and animals in her first charity patronages. Harry grandmother, Queen..

Wochit News - Published

Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Out 'Fiji' For Exploiting Her Golden Globes Appearance [Video]Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Out 'Fiji' For Exploiting Her Golden Globes Appearance  00:38

Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Out 'Fiji' For Exploiting Her Golden Globes Appearance

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Boston Marathon Survivor Hit By Car: ‘I’m Completely Broken’ [Video]Boston Marathon Survivor Hit By Car: ‘I’m Completely Broken’  02:08

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet underwent surgery Monday at a Boston hospital after being hit by a car in a crosswalk on Commonwealth Avenue on Jan. 5. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.

CBS 2 New York - Published

FBI has detained another Russian, says Moscow [Video]FBI has detained another Russian, says Moscow  01:25

Moscow says another Russian citizen, Dmitry Makarenko, has been detained by the FBI. It's a new wrinkle after the arrests of Maria Butina in the United States and Paul Whelan in allegations of acting..

Reuters Studio - Published

Philadelphia Judge Grants Appeal To Convicted Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal [Video]Philadelphia Judge Grants Appeal To Convicted Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal  00:40

According to a report by Reuters, a Philadelphia judge has allowed convicted police-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to launch a new appeal, ruling that a former chief justice should have recused himself from..

Wochit News - Published

Stocks Keep Falling At The End Of The Year [Video]Stocks Keep Falling At The End Of The Year  00:40

On Thursday stocks continued their steep decline, just a day after the Federal Reserve raised rates. Business Insider reports that the Fed then signaled it expects to hike rates twice in 2019, which is..

Wochit Business - Published

Sounds Of Seasons Fills Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza Sunday [Video]Sounds Of Seasons Fills Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza Sunday  00:19

It featured holiday tunes performed by over 100 local musicians.

CBS 3 Philly - Published

Hokies' Vinny Mihota on ups and downs of season [Video]Hokies' Vinny Mihota on ups and downs of season  00:37

Hokies defensive tackle Vinny Mihota (above drinking from Commonwealth Cup) talks about being proud of team persevering to get to a bowl and being pleased he's been able to contribute despite injuries..

NYDN tronc - Published

The Furry Secret to Having Less Stress and Being More Productive at Work [Video]The Furry Secret to Having Less Stress and Being More Productive at Work  01:17

If you want to have stress-free days at the office and possibly be more productive, bring your pet. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.

Buzz60 - Published

Holiday shoppers pack Costco as Christmas nears [Video]Holiday shoppers pack Costco as Christmas nears  00:44

Holiday goers packed the aisles of Costco in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend for some Christmas shopping.

Newsflare STUDIO - Published

India Is Strengthening Navy Because Of China Threat [Video]India Is Strengthening Navy Because Of China Threat  00:42

According to Business Insider, "India and China, the world's two most populous countries, have a long history of conflict. In recent years, India has been watching China's navy expand into the Indian..

Wochit News - Published

Experimental Vaccine Could Block Opioid High [Video]Experimental Vaccine Could Block Opioid High  00:35

According to UPI, a new vaccine that could prevent people from getting high on opioids is in the trial stages. A team of scientists and researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University is developing an..

Wochit - Published

A Boy Became So Overwhelmed By A Visit From The Queen He Crawled To The Exit [Video]A Boy Became So Overwhelmed By A Visit From The Queen He Crawled To The Exit  00:36

The Queen visited the UK's oldest charity on Wednesday. She was opening the Queen Elizabeth II Centre — a national centre for Coram, which helps improve the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Cameron defends trip to Sri Lanka [Video]Cameron defends trip to Sri Lanka  03:02

► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Colombo for the Commonwealth summit amid mounting controversy over the Sri Lankan..

Financial Times - Published

Pa. Commonwealth Court Rules Part Of State Fireworks Law Unconstitutional [Video]Pa. Commonwealth Court Rules Part Of State Fireworks Law Unconstitutional  00:22

Pennsylvania's new fireworks law went into effect last October.

CBS 3 Philly - Published

Court Rules Priests To Remain Secret in Pa. Abuse Report [Video]Court Rules Priests To Remain Secret in Pa. Abuse Report  00:52

That report said more than 300 Catholic priests in the state had been credibly accused of abusing more than 1,000 children over the past 60 years.

Newsy Studio - Published

Here's Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day [Video]Here's Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day  01:36

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day? Breakfast is important because we’re supposed to eat it to break our overnight fast. “Eating a balanced breakfast helps to up our energy, as well as..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Study Suggests Seeing Superhero Images Can Inspire People to Help Others [Video]Study Suggests Seeing Superhero Images Can Inspire People to Help Others  00:44

According to a report by, seeing pictures of superheroes may encourage people to help others and engage in more altruistic actions. A new study, which was published in Frontiers in Psychology..

Wochit News - Published


Australia: Breaking up is hard to do: English proceedings offer Commonwealth agencies insights into procurement difficulties when working with consortia - Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Situations similar to the Surrey Downs relationship breakdown can, and do, arise in the Commonwealth procurement context.
Mondaq - Published

Justice Sikri wants controversy over govt offer, CBI case to die

A controversy broke out on Sunday over Justice Sikri getting a government offer last year for a post-retirement assignment at the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT), three.. - Published

SC judge who voted against CBI chief declines Commonwealth post

Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri on Sunday wrote to the law ministry withdrawing his consent for the post-retirement position. Sikri, who retires on March 6, said he was deeply distressed by..
IndiaTimes - Published

Justice Sikri asks govt not to nominate him for post-retirement job

Justice AK Sikri Sunday withdrew his consent to a government offer to nominate him for president/member in the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).
DNA - Published

SC Judge AK Sikri withdraws consent to government offer to nominate him to Commonwealth Tribunal

The government had earlier recommended Justice AK Sikri's name as India's nominee for president/member in the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).
Zee News - Published

Lucknow Metro Repeats History in Metro Rail Project Execution

lucknow metro repeats history in metro rail project execution
· Lucknow Metro achieves yet another feat: set to complete the work of the remaining north south corridor, 2 months ahead of the deadline  · The 8.5 kms priority corridor of the stretch which is..
NewsVoir - Published

British citizens planning to travel to Kerala should monitor media reports: UK govt reacts to Sabarimala protests

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which regularly updates its advice for travel to different parts of the world, said on Friday that any British citizens planning to travel to Kerala should..
DNA - Published

Commonwealth gold-medallist Vikas Krishan set to make professional debut in New York against Steven Andrade

Vikas Krishan's bout will be a six-round contest and mark his foray into the pro circuit after signing up with the legendary Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions.
Firstpost - Published

Sonia Lather, Simranjit Kaur clinically dispatch opponents to storm into National Boxing Championships quarter-finals

As well as Lather and Kaur, it also turned out to be a fruitful day in office for Commonwealth Games bronze medal winners Pinki Jangra and Manisha Moun as both entered the last eight round.
Firstpost - Published

2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving 365 days in 200 clips, GIFs, pictures and memes

Sometimes, moments stick out like sore thumbs. In 2018, a year which had a FIFA World Cup, a Hockey World Cup, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Winter Olympics, these moments came thick and..
Firstpost - Published

Indian Boxing: Kuttappa new chief coach for men, Vikas out of camp after pro plunge

Vikas Krishan, a Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and Asian Games bronze-winner this year, is the most notable omission from the ongoing national camp.
DNA - Published

Neeraj Chopra coach raises concern over training; 'Things can't happen in jiffy' responds the javelin thrower

Indian ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's coach Uwe Hohn has raised concerns regarding the delay in procuring equipment, the insufficient support staff, poor diet and unimaginative planning that are..
DNA - Published

India table tennis stars aim medals in 2020 Games after historic wins at Asiad, CWG

Indian table tennis earned the world's respect in a watershed 2018 when the country won a historic two medals at the Asian Games after Manika Batra's unprecedented showing at the Commonwealth Games.
DNA - Published

ISSF has offered to 'take care of field of play expenditures' at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, says Raninder Singh

On the re-inclusion of shooting at Birmingham CWG, Raninder Singh said, that they have done everything humanly possible to bring back shooting at Commonwealth Games.
Firstpost - Published

Uganda: Commercial Law In Uganda - Adams & Adams

Uganda, an independent republic within the British Commonwealth, is situated in East Africa.
Mondaq - Published

United States: The Commission On The Future Of Transportation In The Commonwealth Releases Recommendations For The Future Of Transportation In Massachusetts - Mintz

At 12:30 on December 14, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack
Mondaq - Published

Landmark year for Indian weightlifters as Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga shine, but dope case takes shine away

If world champion Mirabai Chanu stood for a secure present, Jeremy Lalrinnunga emerged as the one for the future in what was a memorable 2018 if not for Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Sanjita..
Firstpost - Published

'The question, why do you lose all the finals, won't come to me again,' Sindhu reacts to historic World Tour Final win

After silvers at the Rio Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu finally broke the 'final jinx' when she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the..
DNA - Published

Kashyap, Nehwal's 'best match' for life

[India], Dec 14 (ANI): Surprise, Surprise! Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap have tied the knot in a private ceremony. The announcement was
Sify - Published

Australia: Releasing the shackles with the passing of the Modern Slavery Act - Carroll & O'Dea

The Commonwealth Bill reinforces the Government's commitment to maintaining a robust approach to fighting modern slavery.
Mondaq - Published

World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu faces tough road; Sameer Verma eyes knockout berth

Sindhu has been the most impressive among the Indian shuttlers as she claimed silver medals at all the major events -- Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championship.
Zee News - Published

United States: Massachusetts Poised To Up The Ante In Labor Disputes Amid 6-Month Lockout - Fisher Phillips LLP

Massachusetts legislators have taken steps to immediately enhance the Commonwealth's unemployment compensation regime for locked-out employees of gas and electric companies.
Mondaq - Published

‘Maldives has applied to rejoin Commonwealth’

IndiaTimes - Published

Rajouri girl scripts history, bags bronze in Commonwealth Karate C'ship

[India], Dec 9 (ANI): Azmat Biwi, who belongs to a remote area of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, has scripted history by winning a bronze medal in under-21 Individual Kumite 55 weight category at
Sify - Published

Australia: Commonwealth Modern Slavery Bill passes through both houses of Parliament - Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

The bipartisan acceptance sends a powerful message, that modern day slavery must be addressed as a matter of priority.
Mondaq - Published

Senior National Wrestling Championship: Amit Dhankar, Mausam Khatri, Rahul Aware claim gold; Deepak Punia wins bronze

Dhankar, former Asian and Commonwealth Champion, mixed his aggressive tactics with solid defence en route to his seventh National title in the men's freestyle competition.
Firstpost - Published

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu back on track chasing her Olympic dreams after recovering from career-threatening injury

Mirabai Chanu had a disappointing outing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, after triumphing at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, she's gunning for gold at the Tokyo Olympics
Firstpost - Published

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat get Grade A contracts; Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar, Sakshi Malik in Grade B

It was expected that Bajrang and Vinesh, who won the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games gold medals this year, will be kept in the top grade.
Firstpost - Published

United States: Defending The Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban - Proskauer Rose LLP

Earlier this month, Proskauer filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons, such as the AK-47 or..
Mondaq - Published

Hockey WC: New Zealand cruises past France 2-1

[India], Nov 29 (ANI): 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalists New Zealand made a winning start to their campaign at the ongoing 14th edition of the Men's Hockey World Cup after defeating France
Sify - Published

Hockey WC: India not wary but SA opener is tricky

India last played South Africa at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and thumped them 5-2. For four years, the two teams haven't met, largely due to funding and support issues that roadblocked South Africa's..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maldives President Solih to be in India on December 17

Ibrahim Solih, new Maldives president, will be in India for his first state visit on December 17. Maldives expects India to help the country with financial assistance, after Solih declared that the..
IndiaTimes - Published

ICC bids for women's cricket in Commonwealth Games - Published Also reported by •SifyReuters IndiaDNAZee News

Will we see cricket at 2022 Commonwealth Games?

ICC bids for women's T20 in Birmingham Commonwealth Games'If cricket were to be staged in these Games, we know every team competing would be guaranteed 'home' support. There's a ready-made audience and.. - Published

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