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Jaipur's ace shooter Avani Lekhara wins Bronze at Tokyo Paralympics after her big Gold win!

The prodigious girl brought home India's first gold at the Paralympics in the 10m shooting event on August 30.

Bringing glory to the nation, Jaipur's star-shooter Avani Lekhara has become the first Indian woman to clinch two medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. Bagging a bronze in the Women's 50m Rifle 3-positions SH1, she scored her second medal at the international tournament today. Before this, the prodigious girl brought home India's first Gold at the Paralympics, outperforming all other participants in R2 Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH, held on August 30.


Yet another addition to her list of firsts!

With a remarkable finishing score of 1176 in the qualifying stage, Avani qualified for the finals today, where she secured a Bronze amid wide cheer and appreciation, defeating a player from Ukraine. Previously, Avani's big win in the 10m shooting event got India, the first-ever shooting medal at the Paralympics. Now, she has added yet another achievement to her list of firsts, by getting two medals.

During a car accident in 2012, Avani suffered from spinal cord injuries but this did not hamper her spirits to excel. 9 years later, she set a new record at the Tokyo Paralympics, becoming a striking symbol of inspiration for all. Reportedly, she fired a total of 249.6 at the 10-metre event, which equals the world record.

An unmatched symbol of will and determination!

While she began her journey as a young girl upon her father's insistence, she has come a long way in setting an unprecedented example of will and determination. Notably, Devendra Jhajharia is another paralympic athlete from India, who has credited himself with multiple medals at the event. Given the long list of accomplishments recorded by Indian sportspersons at the Tokyo tournament, the nation is surely going to leave a mark this season.

Mumbai local trains on Main & Harbour Line to be affected today due to a mega block

Special local trains to run from Panvel to Kurla via Platform 8, during the Sunday block.

The Central Railways has announced a mega block for local train services on Sunday, to conduct regular maintenance work. The suburban rail services on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai local network will remain closed for almost 5 hours today. Additionally, there will be a ten-hour jumbo block on the up-slow route between Diva and Thane on the mainline, in connection with the 5th and 6th line, read reports. Check all block timings and traffic regulations here:

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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