All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino, right, upends Lions halfback Conor Murray during the first test match between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions. (Source: AP) All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino, right, upends Lions halfback Conor Murray during the first test match between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions. (Source: AP)The All Blacks have continued to fight off questions about intentionally targeting British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray in the first test with loose forward Jerome Kaino repeating the team’s denial on Tuesday. Kaino, the player at the centre of the allegations, was peppered by reporters about the incident on Tuesday. “We need to make sure we’re on the right side of the law when we do things.
June 27, 2017 12:11 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday slammed as "completely unjustified" the US' designation of individuals supporting the right of "self-determination" of Kashmiris as terrorists, a day after America declared Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a "global terrorist". "Pakistan shall continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support for the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for the realisation of the right to self-determination and the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions," the Foreign Ministry said here in a statement. "The designation of individuals supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists is completely unjustified," a ministry spokesperson said in a statement without naming Salahuddin The "70-year long indigenous struggle of Kashmiris remains legitimate," the spokesperson claimed. "The gross and systematic violations of human rights of the Kashmiri people that have been recorded and reported by independent human rights bodies is a reality," he said.The Kashmiris remain undeterred and unbowed, he said. "Pakistan has demonstrated a longstanding commitment of combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
June 27, 2017 12:04 UTC
NEW DELHI: Former India allrounder and captain Ravi Shastri , who was team director of the men's team from August 2014 to April 2016, has apparently decided to submit his name for the vacant position of head coach. According to the New Indian Express, Shastri has thrown his name into contention after the BCCI , in the aftermath of Anil Kumble 's resignation last week, decided to invite more applicants despite criticism by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators. "Yes, I have decided to apply for the job," he was quoted as saying to the newspaper.This means that Shastri, 55, joins a list that comprises Virender Sehwag Tom Moody , Lalchand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh and Richard Pybus. Interestingly, Shastri had been vocally critical when the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman had last year approved Kumble for the coach's role.The BCCI in May, just days ahead of the Indian cricket team's defence of the ICC Champions Trophy title, advertised for the head coach's job but "endorsed and extension" to Kumble's one-year deal. Virat Kohli denied reports of a rift with Kumble, who proceeded to step down as head coach after a year in charge, because his "partnership" with the captain was "untenable".In his statement of resignation, Kumble said that the BCCI had "attempted to resolve the misunderstandings" but felt it was "best to move on".His resignation came less than two days after India were beaten by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final.Under Kumble, India won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia to cement their place as the No 1 team in the ICC Test Championship, as well as limited-overs series over New Zealand and England.
June 27, 2017 12:04 UTC
(Image source: AP)The European Union’s Anti-trust Commission has just fined Google a record amount of €2.42 billion over anti-trust practices. In a press statement, European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said Google’s search policy was abusing its dominant position. (Source: AP) In a press statement, European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said Google’s search policy was abusing its dominant position. It also took into consideration the rise in traffic to Google’s Shopping Service, and the fall in traffic of rivals. EU’s also notes consumers click on the results that shown on top, and given these are for Google’s Shopping service, this service got the better deal.
June 27, 2017 12:02 UTC
more-inThe CGK Awards instituted by Malur based Ranga Vijaya Trust were presented to two theatre personalities —N.K. Varadaraj from Kolar and G.N. The programme was organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of famous theatre personality C.G. But, now there is undeclared emergency in the name of protecting culture and patriotism,” Mr. Achyut said. A cultural movement to counter such attacks on the multi-culture tradition is the need of the hour, he remarked.
June 27, 2017 12:00 UTC
Peeved over an argument, a man ran his car over his friends, killing one of them and injuring another near Noorpur village here, police said today. The incident occurred yesterday on the Noorpur-Moradabad road after a quarrel between the victims and the accused, they said. The police has arrested one of the three accused, Deepak, a CRPF jawan who is on leave, for allegedly driving the car over the victims, Station House Officer (SHO) at the Noorpur Police Station, Satendra Kumar, said. Circle Officer Chandpur Yashpal Singh said, "Deepak allegedly drove the car over the victims. (This article has not been edited by DNA's editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
June 27, 2017 12:00 UTC
Pakistan said it will continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri separatists. Pakistan said it will continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri separatists. Just ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump meeting on Monday, the Trump administration termed Syed Salahuddin as specially designated global terrorist. READ: Syed Salahuddin designated global terrorist: How much does he matter in the Valley? “Mohammad Yusuf Shah, AKA Syed Salahuddin, is the senior leader of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).
June 27, 2017 11:59 UTC
I don’t think there will be many people in urban India who do not have a bank mis-selling story to share. I remember first raising the issue of banks mis-selling insurance and mutual fund products in 2007 with one deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). We can argue that this should not be a part of his job but be outsourced to a regulator-agnostic agency that looks after all financial sector consumer complaints. One, refocus financial literacy efforts to educate its own staff and banking staff rather than investors. It took 10 years for India’s banking regulator to accept that banks mis-sell.
June 27, 2017 11:58 UTC
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (PTI/File Photo) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (PTI/File Photo)A cruise tourism policy is in the making and will be announced next month, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, with an aim to tap India’s vast potential on this front and attract more vessels. The country draws nearly 70 cruise vessels a year, which is expected to go up to 700 with this initiative. “Cruise tourism can be India’s economic growth engine as there is a vast untapped potential. Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma was present. India saw 1.76 lakh cruise passengers in 2016-17, a merely 0.5 per cent of the global pie.
June 27, 2017 11:57 UTC
Seoul: The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said on Tuesday. Around three million Galaxy Note 7 devices were returned to the firm, but campaign groups including Greenpeace expressed concern that discarding them could harm the environment. Citing industry sources, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency and other news reports said Samsung would start selling refurbished devices with new batteries and updated software under the name Galaxy Note Fandom Edition (FE). They will be priced below 700,000 won ($616) and sales are slated to start 7 July, Yonhap said. The recall was deeply embarrassing for Samsung but it has just launched a new flagship device, the Galaxy S8, to positive reviews and strong orders.
June 27, 2017 11:48 UTC
Copa America champions Chile will try to curb Portugal’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday’s Confederations Cup semi-final with the goal-ace in rich form despite the tax storm brewing in Spain. The 32-year-old converted a penalty in Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand to claim his 75th international goal. The Real Madrid forward has now scored 16 times in his last 10 games for club and country. “He has had an amazing season in Spain, he’s playing here with the same strength, which is why Portugal are in the semi-final. “He’s a responsible person, he knows what he has to do and he’s fully focused on Chile.”
June 27, 2017 11:48 UTC
Most of the local commentators have emphasised on Modi "skipping Ramallah" and it being a standalone visit focussing only on Indias ties with Israel. India related activities in Israel have also attracted far more attention in view of Modis visit than ever before. "Next week, the Indian Prime Minister, my friend, Narendra Modi will arrive in Israel. The Indian prime minister is scheduled to have dinner with Netanyahu following his arrival to Israel on July 4. All these visits have laid the ground work for several MoUs that are likely to be signed during Modis visit.
June 27, 2017 11:48 UTC
DARJEELING: Intensifying their agitation for Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists today held demonstrations and burnt copies of the GTA accord in the hills on the 13th day of the indefinite shutdown.Some GJM activists were seen participating in the demonstration bare-chested and broke tube lights on their backs leading to injuries.Hundreds of GJM supporters burnt copies of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) accord at Chowkbazar as the security forces kept a strict vigil.GJM sources said that now there is no entity of GTA in the hills. "We don't want GTA. We will continue our agitation for a separate state. We will not participate in election to GTA," a GJM leader said. "By burning the GTA accord we ended relations with the state government," he said.All the 45 elected members of GTA who belonged to GJM had resigned last week.The Centre, the state government and GJM had signed the GTA in 2011.GTA had three hill subdivisions Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik and some areas of Siliguri subdivision of Darjeeling district and the whole of Kalimpong district under its authority.
June 27, 2017 11:40 UTC
PM @narendramodi presented stamps issued by Indian Government on death centenary of Abraham Lincoln to @POTUS https://t.co/IkLXm6pxXw — narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) June 27, 2017WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a range of gifts, including a handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, tea and honey from Kangra Valley and hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir.During his maiden face-to-face meeting with Trump, Modi gifted a folio containing the 1965 dated original commemorative postal stamp, issued to mark the death centenary of Abraham Lincoln "The stamp honoured the memory of a great American President and the symbolised closeness of ideals" Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi believed in, the Prime Minister's Office posted on Twitter. "For @FLOTUS, PM presented a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted Himachali silver bracelet, tea and honey from Kangra valley," it said. "Hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh were also presented to @FLOTUS," it said.Later Trump gave PM Modi a guided tour of the President's residence quarters in White House, including Lincoln bedroom, and showed him a copy of Lincoln's famous Gettysburg address and the desk on which he wrote it.PM Modi, who met Trump for the first time after the latter took office earlier this year, held extensive bilateral talks with the US officials focusing on terrorism, trade, energy, and defence.The two-day trip included a 'working dinner' at the White House, meeting with US CEOs and an address to the Indian community in Washington.
June 27, 2017 11:37 UTC
Overwhelmed! ❤ #indonesia #fanslove @antv_official @otis__hahijary @kikizulkarnainworld A post shared by Digangana Suryavanshi (@diganganasuryavanshi) on Jun 26, 2017 at 9:30pm PDTTV actress Digangana Suryavanshi , who is best remembered for her role in Veera , is a hit TV star in Indonesia . She is loved in Indonesia and whenever she goes there for shows, her fan following gets crazy.Digangana was in Indonesia and the fans couldn't be happier. She posted a picture of herself surrounded by numerous gifts from her Indonesian fans.She captioned it "Overwhelmed! She was last seen in Bigg Boss season 9.Other than Veera, she has done small roles in serials like Qubool Hai and Balika Vadhu
June 27, 2017 11:37 UTC