The Indian men’s hockey team registered its second successive victory against New Zealand, beating the visitors 3-1 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series on Saturday. India dominated the quarter as the team’s attack won two PC opportunities, however, the home team could not convert and the two teams ended the first quarter in a stalemate. Almost a minute later, the experienced forward Sunil fetched India another PC, however, this time the variation did not work. India retorted back with a splendid field goal in the 27th minute through striker Sunil, who worked in tandem with Simranjeet Singh. This brilliant goal won back India their lead and ended the second quarter with the scoreboard reading 2-1 in favour of the hosts.
July 21, 2018 13:18 UTC
In his first direction reaction to a report broken by the New York Times a day earlier, Trump added: "The good news is that your favourite President did nothing wrong!" Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong! "Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal." Trump's current personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, had confirmed to the Times that the Cohen tape existed, but said it showed the president had done nothing wrong.
July 21, 2018 13:18 UTC
""We waited four years for them (BJP government) to do justice to Andhra Pradesh, but they betrayed the people of the state. "Yesterday's no-confidence motion was a battle between our morality and the majority of the BJP," Naidu told a press conference here, as he thanked the other opposition parties for supporting the TDP's no-trust motion.The NDA government yesterday defeated the no-confidence motion after a marathon debate that lasted for nearly 12 hours. I became chief minister in 1995 while Modi became the chief minister of Gujarat in 2001. Had I have been there, I would have saved the mother too", he said, "We have waited for years for him to do so. ""We're still asking him to save the mother," Naidu said.
July 21, 2018 13:17 UTC
South Africa’s spin frailties were laid bare once again as the tourists collapsed for 124 to concede a first innings lead of 214 runs at Colombo’s Sinhalese Sports Club Ground. For South Africa, left arm-spinner Maharaj took his match-haul to 11 wickets but his team were in dire straits. Earlier resuming the day on 277 for nine, Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath frustrated South Africa with a dogged 74-run stand for the final wicket before Maharaj struck when the latter was caught behind for 35. Herath and Dananjaya (5-42) returned from the innings break to harm South Africa with the new ball, reducing the leaden-footed tourists to 15 for three. Dilruwan Perera (4-40) then joined the rout as South Africa lost all 10 wickets to the Sri Lankan spinners.
July 21, 2018 13:07 UTC
Truck operators' nationwide indefinite strike called by their umbrella body AIMTC received a mixed response on the second day.Transporters yesterday started a nationwide indefinite strike and their demands include a reduction in central and state taxes by getting diesel under the GST so that price of the deregulated commodity can be reduced.According to reports, the strike was more effective in the financial capital Mumbai, while in other parts of the country, including Delhi, it showed some impact on the second day. "The day two consolidated the Chakkajam in the entire country and there have been very positive reports from across the country and all state, district and taluk level associations and unions and their members' extended unstinting support to this movement," claimed All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) Core Committee President Bal Malkit Singh.He said the industry has started to feel the pinch and pegged the losses at Rs 4,000 crore a day. "We have inputs from across the country that there was total suspension of operations in Delhi- NCR, Maharashtra, Gujarat, entire South India, Uttrakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and J&K," Singh said.AIMTC further claimed that the transportation services to and from the port, refineries, harbours and movement from petrochemical units, white goods, FMCG, Steel, Coal, Cement, Granite, and other industrial units have been stopped. "It is a steadfast resolve of the AIMTC leadership that mere assurances will not suffice this time. Till date there are no reconciliatory talks or indication from the Government to resolve the issues with immediate tangible results.
July 21, 2018 13:07 UTC
Incorporating information from the several museum specimens could be crucial to generate bird occurrence data before 1980. | Photo Credit: M_A_SRIRAMmore-inWith citizen science, especially in bird sightings, taking off in the country, scientists tried to use these online data to study if bird occurrence has altered across India over time. Though a lot of information is available after the 2000s, they found very little data before 1980 has been made available digitally, making comparisons impossible. It was with this in mind that scientists at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the University of Kansas accessed more than 2 million bird occurrence data points from across India to evaluate the “digital accessible knowledge” of bird species occurrences. These gaps need to be addressed, agreed Praveen J. of Bird Count India (an Indian collective that coordinates several birding activities and encourages using eBird for documentation).
July 21, 2018 13:07 UTC
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) new rules to curb pesky messages may lead to deactivation of millions of iPhones in India. Apple vs TRAIApple and TRAI have been at loggerheads over the issue of allowing a DND app on iPhones for over two years. Apple, however, had then admitted that the iOS platform did not allow some of the government requests such as allowing call logs data on the DND app. For SMS messages, they press the Report Messages button when it appears in the Messages transcript. Users can also select messages by long-pressing a message and selecting additional messages, then selecting Report Messages.
The Indian men's hockey team registered its second successive victory against New Zealand, beating the visitors 3-1 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series at the Sports Authority of India's Bengaluru Campus. India dominated the quarter as the team's attack won two PC opportunities, however, the home team could not convert and the two teams ended the first quarter in a stalemate. India retorted back with a splendid field goal in the 27th minute through striker Sunil, who worked in tandem with Simranjeet Singh. This brilliant goal won back India their lead and ended the second quarter with the scoreboard reading 2-1 in favour of the hosts. New Zealand stitched together an improvised defence in the third quarter but their attack remained jaded.
July 21, 2018 12:56 UTC
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said his party will not join the NDA even if the BJP approaches it for the 2019 general elections. He said the party’s no-confidence motion against the government was a battle of “morality versus majority”. The NDA government on Friday defeated the no-confidence motion after a marathon debate that lasted for nearly 12 hours. Asked if the TDP would join the NDA for the 2019 elections if the BJP promises other benefits to Andhra Pradesh, he said, “No. On the prime minister terming Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao more mature than Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister said, “I am senior to the prime minister himself.
Root could afford to play Kuldeep late because he was picking his wrist position early,” Tendulkar told PTI during an exclusive interview today. When asked if these are ominous signs for the Indian team, Tendulkar however begged to differ. With his ability to swing the ball, he was going to be very critical to India’s scheme of things during the Test series. The Indian team didn’t have Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble. I am hopeful of a good show from the Indian team.
Sanitary napkins will be exempt from Goods and Services Tax (GST), finance minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday after a meeting of the GST Council. Sanitary napkins are taxed 12% under the one-year old GST regime, which attracted serious criticism from various quarters. “I think the 28% tax slab should be done away with. In terms of tax returns, Sisodia said quarterly returns for traders having turnover up to Rs 5 crore has been approved by the GST Council. This would mean there would be no input tax credit available, even though inputs in the production of sanitary napkins are taxed.
July 21, 2018 12:45 UTC
“The goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a political statement. I firmly believe as India completes 75 years of its independence in 2022, we will achieve a big success by doubling farmers’ income and raising agriculture’s contribution in the economy to 30 per cent,” Shah claimed. (PTI file photo) “The goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a political statement. I firmly believe as India completes 75 years of its independence in 2022, we will achieve a big success by doubling farmers’ income and raising agriculture’s contribution in the economy to 30 per cent,” Shah claimed. (PTI file photo)Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aim to double farmers’ income by 2022 would be achieved before the targeted year, BJP president Amit Shah asserted on Saturday, dismissing the Opposition’s claim that it was merely a political statement.
July 21, 2018 12:33 UTC
But now, the World Cup and Wimbledon are over and in our reminiscing, we may unearth some valuable life lessons. Last year, tennis fans spoke of Novak Djokovic in tones bordering on pity; about how his glittering career had ended so abruptly. The irony is that now they expect him to win every championship — that same extrapolation, but of his recent successes. A no-minority French team would probably have not even made it to the final stages of the tournament. Together, we stand tall, as a team and as a nation.
July 21, 2018 12:16 UTC
Former Atletico Madrid manager Cesar Ferrando Jimenez was on Saturday appointed as the head coach of Indian Super League side Jamshedpur Football Club. The announcement came four months after Jamshedpur FC parted ways with Steve Coppell who has joined Kolkata franchise ATK. The 58-year-old has also managed Spanish club Elche, Albacete and the reserve side of Valencia. "We are delighted to welcome Cesar Ferrando to Jamshedpur FC. We will focus and prepare game by game as it will be a final with hard work, passion, sacrifice, effort, team work and humility," Cesar said.
July 21, 2018 12:11 UTC
Stuart Broad wants to be the go-to "guy" for England skipper Joe Root as the seamer gears up to prove his fitness and make a comeback in the big-ticket Test series against India, beginning August 1. The Nottinghamshire pace bowler doesn't want to look too far ahead, but next year's Ashes series is definitely on his radar. "I think it is quite dangerous to look as far ahead as that. It can take your mind off what is really important," Broad told Sky Sports News. "I don't want to look too far ahead, but a huge goal of mine is to regain the Ashes in 2019.
July 21, 2018 12:11 UTC