Following the outcome of the five heats, the qualifying boats would be participating in the finals and losers' finals.
The Gabriel Chundan, rowed by Ernakulam Thuruthipuram boat club, made a dream debut in Nehru trophy boat race by winning the prestigious title in a tightly contested final on Saturday. The heats of smaller boats commenced at 11 am with 5 Iruttukuthi A grade boats, 25 Iruttukuthi B grade boats, 9 Veppu A grade boats, 6 Veppu B grade boats, and 3 Churulan boats. The Nehru pavilion is reserved for official guests and VVIPs. Payippadan of Vembanadu Boat Club, Kumarakom, ended up in the third position and Karichal Chundan finished in fourth position in the final, which had a delayed start due to glitches in the starting system. The race is being telecasted live by Doordarshan Kerala, and its live commentary being aired periodically on the All India Radio. The chundans (snakeboats) stand ready on the clear waters of the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, their rowers bursting with barely contained energy. Around 40 boats are have been arranged to assist the police.
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Retailers slid after department stores Macy's and Kohl's both said same-store sales continued to decline in the second quarter. Note: U.S crude inventories last week fell by -7.8m barrels, more than expected, but gasoline inventories rose unexpectedly.
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