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Indian teams enter semis of 13th South Asian Games

Newdelhi:29/11/19:Indian men and women volleyball teams have advanced to the semifinals of 13th South Asian Games.

In the last group ‘A’ match, Indian men’s team defeated host Nepal in straight sets by 25-15, 25-13 and 25-16 in Kathmandu this evening.

India remained at the top in Group ‘A’ by winning both the league matches. India had defeated Bangladesh yesterday. The Indian team will now take on runners up of Group ‘B’ in the first semifinal on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Indian Women’s team defeated Bangladesh in the last match of Group ‘A’ by 25-8, 25-11 and 25-9. Indian women dominated their Bangladeshi opponents throughout the game.

Indian women’s team also secured first place in its group. India will clash with Maldives and host Nepal will play against Sri Lanka in the semifinals tomorrow.

Though formal opening ceremony of Games is scheduled to take place on Sunday, volleyball matches have already started.

Over 2,700 athletes will compete for 1,119 medals including 319 Golds in 26 game categories. As many as 499 athletes from India are participating in the biggest sporting event of South Asia.

The closing ceremony will be held on 10th December.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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