Shaken after his plans came a cropper in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh is planning to try something different for the World Cup (starting July 21) and the Asian Games (in August-September). India women’s hockey team were thrashed 0-6 by England in the bronze-medal match and the team finished fourth, belying Harendra’s claims that the team was good to bag a podium finish in the quadrennial games. Hockey India on Saturday named 61 women players for the national camp. Before the World Cup at London in July, India women will play the Asian Champions Trophy in South Korea (May 13-20) and go on an exposure trip to Spain (June 10-19). “Normally, it doesn’t happen with Indian hockey that the team stages a comeback after losing the first game at a major event.
April 21, 2018 16:18 UTC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that all available technology, including space technology, should be used for improving governance. Photo: PTINew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed concern over procedural delays in processing files and asked bureaucrats to make the best of technology to bring a change in the common man’s life. The prime minister asserted that all available technology, including space technology, should be used for improving governance. What all changes have been brought in the lives of people and what more can be done,” the prime minister said. “Motivation is always essential for better performance,” the prime minister said after giving away the awards to civil servants.
April 21, 2018 16:18 UTC
Chris Gayle was batting on 49 (27 balls, 5x4, 4x6) and Rahul on 46 (23 balls; 7x4, 1x6) sending Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for cover metaphorically before a sharp nor’wester sent them in. READ | IPL 2018: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul shine up front for Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata Knight Riders routGayle stayed unbeaten on 62 (38 b, (5x4, 6x6). He now has scores of 63, 104 and 62 in IPL 2018. Rahul made 60 (27 b, 9x4, 2x6), his second half-century in IPL 2018. READ | IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan doubtful as Sunrisers Hyderabad face Chennai Super KingsOn Friday, KKR bowling coach Heath Streak had spoken about hitting sixes square on the off-side being difficult.
April 21, 2018 16:18 UTC
After being out of the Indian Premier League for two years, Rajasthan Royals have certainly not enjoyed a good comeback. However, two big losses, against Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, have hurt the momentum of Ajinkya Rahane’s side. MI sustain momentumMumbai Indians’ great record against Rajasthan Royals has given head coach Robin Singh plenty of confidence heading into the contest. At the press conference on Saturday, Robin Singh was confident his team can deflate Rajasthan Royals. “They are coming out of two back-to-back losses, including one recently against Chennai Super Kings.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has commended Bangladesh for sheltering Rohingya refugees and called for a halt to violence in Myanmar, restoration of normality and accountability of violators of human rights. “They further called for the sustainable return of all such displaced Rohingya sheltered in Bangladesh to their rightful home in Myanmar under UNHCR oversight,” it added. Attended by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, CHOGM also called for action to address the root causes of the crisis, including through the immediate implementation of the Rakhine Advisory (Kofi Annan) Commission’s recommendation. “Heads opposed the use of chemical weapons under any circumstances and are committed to strengthening the effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention…(They) stressed that the conduct of all investigations of any alleged use of chemical weapons must be in accordance with the provisions of the Convention,” the communique said. The Commonwealth, she said had shown at the summit that it will play its part in a renewed international effort to uphold the global norms that say these abhorrent weapons should never be used.
The staffer recalled a meeting between leading anchors and TV personalities with the Pakistan Army chief, General Qamar Bajwa, some weeks back. “The army chief categorically said that he had ordered Geo to be shut down because it had crossed a line,” said the staffer. In the past, news channels – particularly Geo News, played an important role during election time. Many journalists feel that if the media is allowed to report accurately, this will not happen, as was the case in the past. “This time, I feel, they will get away with it,” leading journalist Ghazi Salahuddin told a recent seminar on media freedom.
Impressive fightback: Jose Salomon Rondon rose in the 89th minute, arriving to nod in Chris Brunt’s free-kick complete West Brom’s recovery. more-inMohamed Salah bagged a record-equalling goal for Liverpool, but a dramatic late equaliser from Salomon Rondon earned West Bromwich Albion a 2-2 draw on Saturday. Rondon rose impressively in the 89th minute, arriving to nod in Chris Brunt's free-kick and complete Albion's recovery from a two-goal deficit at the Hawthorns. But bottom of the table West Brom still looks set for relegation from the Premier League as it is eight points from safety with only three games left. The results: Premier League: West Bromwich Albion 2 (Livermore 79, Rondon 88) drew with Liverpool 2 (Ings 4, Salah 72).
April 21, 2018 16:02 UTC
Sreejith due to alleged custodial torture took a a surprise turn on Saturday with the investigator confirming that at least seven of the nine persons arrested in connection with the suicide of Vasudevan had been wrongly arraigned as accused. According to them, the investigation agency would now have to probe the case a second time by combining it with the case over the attack on Vasudevan’s house. The first, second, third and sixth accused in the case Vipin, Vinju, Thulasidas and Ajith respectively were yet to be arrested. Earlier in the day, the District Additional Sessions Court granted bail to all the nine accused in the suicide abetment case, including Sajith, younger brother of the deceased Sreejith. A remand report submitted by the Crime Branch stated that Sreejith had been assaulted even inside the police station lock-up.
April 21, 2018 15:56 UTC
This is the time of year when newspapers and magazines like to recommend what they coyly term ‘beach reads’. These books will go well with whatever sugary drink you choose to drink as you dry off after a swimWell, the books that I am about to recommend for your summer reading are nothing like that. It makes for difficult reading sometimes, but who said good literature has to be easy? Written in a simple yet lucid style, this book is required reading for those who want an insight into what it means to grow up Muslim in India. And I guarantee, it will leave you winded – and wanting to read the book all over again to see what you missed.
April 21, 2018 15:56 UTC
The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said. The family has temporarily taken shelter in an apartment belonging to the policeman's brother, the brother said. In widely-covered testimony on Friday, Police Captain Moe Yan Naing gave the details of the hours leading up to the Dec. 12 arrest of Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and said the police had arranged a "set up". Moe Yan Naing's brother Ye Wint Naing confirmed the authenticity of Tu Tu's Facebook posts in a phone interview with Reuters. "They are at my home in Naypyitaw now," Ye Wint Naing, the brother of Moe Yan Naing, said of the policeman's family.
April 21, 2018 15:54 UTC
After all, they had been waiting for the World Record Store Day, celebrated annually on the third Saturday of April (this year on April 21), since digital LPs came into existence. For instance, one of the centres for the festival was the Revolver Club in Mahim. While veteran vinyl collectors scoured the venue for the classics, even 10-11-year-olds were seen scheming on how to make their parents pick up the Disney LP. Many connoisseurs, who visited the Revolver Club soon made their way over to the vinyl pop-up at The Quarter at The Royal Opera House. Apart from record bazaars, music lovers can check out a number of events lined up at the Quarter and the Revolver Club through the evening.
April 21, 2018 15:45 UTC
more-inNurses across the State owing allegiance to the United Nurses Association (UNA) have threatened to go on strike from Tuesday to press for higher minimum wages. “With the conclusion of the night duty on Monday, nurses will join the strike. Nurses at the KVM Hospital at Cherthala have been on strike for nine months now to get the wage fixed in 2013 implemented. The government had announced that it would ensure a minimum wage of ₹20,000 for nurses in July last year. Nurses would gather at the KVM Hospital agitation venue and march to the State capital.
April 21, 2018 15:43 UTC
In the past few days, the names of Bollywood celebrities who'll receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 have been revealed. While actors like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Kriti Sanon, Kartik Aaryan among others have been honoured with the awards, there are quite a few celebs from the Television industry too who'll be receiving the prestigious awards. Some of the TV actors like Jennifer Winget, Hina Khan, Rohan Mehra, Karan Patel among others have managed to get the viewers hooked to the small screens with their impressive performances. Mumbai based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation recently organised the Dadasahen Phalke Excellence Awards and the hard work and contribution of the Telly stars were acknowledged at the awards ceremony. The awards were formerly known as Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.
April 21, 2018 15:38 UTC
BJP president Amit Shah said such a law will act as a deterrent to crimes against girls. “I thank and congratulate PM Narendra Modi as well as the Cabinet for the historic ordinance on women’s safety. The BJP chief said, “The Cabinet has also made provisions for speedy investigation and trial of rape cases. It stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years, officials said quoting the ordinance.
April 21, 2018 15:33 UTC
Chris Gayle got his third successive fifty of IPL 2018 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), getting to the milestone in 28 balls with five fours and five sixes. (HIGHLIGHTS)It helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) coast to their third successive win and get to the top of the IPL standings. By the time Russell’s right hamstring played up, Gayle and Rahul had made KKR’s powerful bowling attack look pedestrian. KL Rahul too got to his second half-century of IPL 2018 and though it wasn’t as brisk as the first, it helped Kings XI Punjab to the top of the table. Like Chris Gayle, who resumed after the rain break with a six, Rahul too followed to bring up his half-century.
April 21, 2018 15:33 UTC