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PV Sinhu Beats Chen Yufei and reached the first finale of the season.

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Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu enjoyed one of her finest hours of the season as she entered the finals of the Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament with a straight-game win over All England Champion Chen Yufei of China here Saturday.

It was Chen who took the initiative in the first game, with Sindhu required to launch comebacks twice. Sindhu took the lead for the first time at 19-18, after a string of five consecutive points went in her favour. She finally took the first game 21-19.

Sindhu got off to a bad start in the second game as well, as Chen raced to a 4-0 lead. Sindhu fought back again to lead 10-8 at the interval. After the final interval, Chen could not find her way back into the match, as Sindhu took seven consecutive points to race to a 17-8 lead. She finally took the second game 21-10.

Chen, who won at Australia, Swiss and All England this year, has been the most prolific player this season and looked good in the first game but a fighting Sindhu held her own in the opening game and then completely dominated the second to seal the final spot.

Earlier, Sindhu had stormed into the semifinals by beating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games on Friday.

Sindhu hasn’t won a singles title this year and will be hoping she can break the drought in the final on Sunday. She has a 10-4 head-to-head record against Yamaguchi and so holds the edge in the final.

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Ayodhya Babri Case hearing likely to conclude by October 18

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set a deadline for all parties to complete their final arguments in the Ayodhya land dispute case. The court has asked all stakeholders to finish the arguments by October 18.

The Supreme Court has finally set a deadline to the long-fought case, after starting daily hearings on August 6. Agreeing to the Supreme Court’s demands, parties have submitted their tentative schedules before the bench, according to sources. Sources further report that the Supreme Court has further allowed the mediation process requested by the parties to proceed parallel to the SC’s daily hearing of the appeals. The Ayodhya verdict is also expected prior to Nov 17, 2019 as the CJI ranjan Gogoi is set to retire on the same date.

CJI Gogoi also said that the court may extend the hearing by one hour and also sit on Saturdays to try and finish the hearings.The top court also said that if parties to the Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case want to amicably resolve the matter through mediation, they can still go ahead with it.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it has received a letter from former Supreme Court judge F M I Kalifulla, who was heading the three-member mediation panel, saying some parties have written to him for the resumption of the mediation process.

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