In a door-to-door campaign, the activists, led by Hemant Gauniya, have collected 1,200 signatures against the sale of liquor in the Okahlkanda block. They have sought action against the illicit sale of liquor in the area. Digambar Singh Mehra, a resident of Adhoda village in the block, said that the illicit liquor is ferried from Haldwani town. The social activists have also demanded setting up of police posts at Patlot and Meedar to put a curb on the smuggling of liquor. Commenting on the issue, Nainital district magistrate Vinod Kumar Suman said the district administration has launched crackdown against the illicit liquor sellers on several occasions and would continue to do so in the future.
July 22, 2018 16:30 UTC
The BCCI on Sunday decided to employ “wait and watch” policy with regards to coming under National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)’s umbrella after its top brass met in Kolkata for a meeting on Sunday. CEO Rahul Johri was present as the representative of Vinod Rai-led Committee of Administrators (COA). “The CEO Rahul Johri updated us on BCCI’s current stand on anti-doping policy and communication with NADA and ICC. If BCCI comes under the NADA ambit, the decision has to be taken at the general body meeting as COA cannot unilaterally take any decision. The other topic that came up for discussion was allowing outstation players to take part in the state-based T20 leagues like Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), Karnataka Premier League (KPL) to name a few.
July 22, 2018 15:56 UTC
Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win today in the fifth and final match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. On another record-setting day for the visitors, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest player in history to reach 1,000 career runs in one-day international cricket as Pakistan amassed 364 for 4. His opening partner Imam-ul-Haq was also in the runs once again, the pair adding their fourth century stand of the series. In response, Zimbabwe showed much more stickability with the bat than had been the case in the first four games of the series. Hamilton Masakadza and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe got going with a 66-run opening stand, Zimbabwe’s best of the series, and though Zimbabwe never looked like threatening Pakistan’s total, the middle order did at least hold firm.
July 22, 2018 15:11 UTC
Sebastian Vettel’s seemingly comfortable stroll to victory at the German Grand Prix ended in disaster on Sunday as he crashed out, handing Lewis Hamilton the win and the championship lead. Hamilton began Sunday’s race in 14th but made swift work of getting himself into the points, his Mercedes slicing through the field with ease in the early stages. A brief rain shower caused chaos late on, though, as Vettel – who had just been let through by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen – went crashing out. That left Hamilton to take the race win, Raikkonen and Bottas having both pitted under safety car conditions following Vettel’s accident. A brief drag race between the Mercedes pair threatened more drama but it was soon ended by team management, allowing Hamilton to retake the lead in the drivers’ standings.
July 22, 2018 15:00 UTC
Janhvi Kapoor’s popularity is on the rise after the release of her debut film Dhadak. The film is doing good business at the box office and it’s reflecting in her fan following as well. A huge crowd gathered around her when she went out to promote her film in Mumbai on Sunday. Hollywood actor Jackie Chan, who has a huge fan following in India a well, was seen with Dangal girl Sanya Malhotra at an event. While Jackie wore a simple sports jacket, Sanya looked elegant in a saree.
July 22, 2018 14:27 UTC
Police are investigating possible motives behind the attack (Representational Image) Police are investigating possible motives behind the attack (Representational Image)South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers’ association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others. Jay Naicker says the victims of Saturday’s night attack had attended the funeral of a colleague and were returning home when the ambush occurred. Police are investigating possible motives. Tensions between groups of taxi drivers vying for the same routes sometimes spill into deadly violence in South Africa. South African media reported the deaths of 10 people in violence related to rivalries among minibus taxi drivers in Cape Town over one weekend in May.
July 22, 2018 14:12 UTC
(Source: File Photo)Newly-crowned Asia Junior badminton champion Lakshya Sen believes he needs to work a lot on his physical strength to take on the big guns in the senior circuit. “This Asian Junior gold is precious to me. But I know I have to work on my overall physique, need to improve my strength to do well in the senior circuit,” said Lakshya, a trainee of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore. His shot making and other things are good but to do well against a senior player, he needs to work on his strength,” he said. Lakshya will next eye medals at the World Junior Championship and Youth Olympics later this year.
July 22, 2018 14:03 UTC
TV actor Sidharth Shukla was arrested on Satuday evening after a car allegedly driven by him crashed into three vehicles in suburban Jogeshwari. Shukla was driving a BMW when his car rammed three vehicles and jumped a divider on the New Link Road in Oshiwara around 6 in the evening. Investigation is currently on to find out whether he was under the influence at the time of accident. Shukla, who made his Bollywood debut with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, was reportedly involved in another road accident back in 2014. He has been released on bail after he was arrested for hitting three vehicles and ramming his car onto a divider in Mumbai.
July 22, 2018 13:52 UTC
3 /4 इसलिए दिखेगा ग्रहण के समय ब्लडमूनसदी का यह सबसे लंबा चंद्रग्रहण भारत के अलवा ऑस्ट्रेलिया, एशिया, अफ्रीका, यूरोपीय देशों व अंर्टाकटिका में भी देखा जा सकेगा। इस साल यह दूसरा मौका होगा जब ग्रहण के समय ब्लड मून दिखेगा। खगोलविद् बताते हैं कि ‘ब्लड मून’ इसके रंग की वजह से कहा जाता है। चंद्रग्रहण के समय जब सूरज और चांद के बीच पृथ्वी आती है तो सूरज की रोशनी रुक जाती है। पृथ्वी के वातावरण की वजह से रोशनी मुड़कर चांद पर पड़ती है और इस वजह से यह लाल नजर आता है। जब पूर्ण चंद्रग्रहण होता है तभी ब्लड मून होता है। इस समय चांद बेहद खूबसूरत लगता है।
July 22, 2018 13:52 UTC
Both the woman and the man are Dalits and police have registered a case of rape against the 22-year-old accused identified as Manoj who is still at large. Her mother then took her to police station on Saturday evening where she lodged a complaint against the accused and demanded justice for her daughter. In a similar incident, a 14-year-old rape victim of Lisari Gate area had reached the office of the senior superintendent of police in Meerut on May 19 carrying her aborted foetus in a bag. She accused two young men of her neighbourhood – Adil and Hasan - of outraging her modesty when she was alone at home. They also provided her medicines for abortions and tried to settle the case by offering money to the victim’s family.
July 22, 2018 13:52 UTC
Senior government officials, political leaders and supporters were leaving the airport after greeting the powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and former warlord when the explosion happened. Expectations of the return did little to quell the unrest, with protesters vowing Sunday to continue demonstrating until the burly leader of the Uzbek ethnic minority tells them otherwise. Dostum left Afghanistan in May 2017 after he was accused of organising the rape and torture of a political rival. Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said Saturday that Dostum had been “treated” and would resume his duties upon his return. Dostum is one of several controversial figures whom Kabul has sought to reintegrate into mainstream politics since the US-led invasion in 2001.
July 22, 2018 13:12 UTC
“When six people were bathing in Cauvery water at Reddiyarpalayam which is about three kilometres away from Mettur dam, a seven-year-old boy was washed away into the flood. “The deceased have been identified as G Vaishnavi (20), N Saravanan (35), S Mythili (32), S Raveena (17) and S Hariharan (7). Authorities had sounded a flood alert in Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Karur, Trichy, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Pudukkottai and Ariyalur. Since Thottiyam-Thiruvembur is an extremely vulnerable flood prone area of Cauvery river, we have asked the locals residing on the banks to evacuate,” Rajamani said. In the tail end of the river in Nagapattinam district where the water enters into the sea, the flood-prone areas have been identified through drones.
July 22, 2018 13:07 UTC
So only he can answer (if rest helped him more) and we will know at the end of this series,” Stewart told PTI when asked if skipping county stint would help him during Tests or not. It would have helped Surrey and it would have definitely helped Virat as well. “(But) He has had the white-ball internationals to get ready for the Test series. When you have the quality of Virat, you adjust accordingly and I expect him to have a big impact on the Test series. ALSO READ | Indian batsmen will hold key to win Test series in England: Sourav Ganguly“As much as people will be scrutinizing his record leading into this Test series, I expect him to succeed.
July 22, 2018 12:56 UTC
Meena had to discontinue his studies after his father’s death in order to earn a living for the family. (Representational) Meena had to discontinue his studies after his father’s death in order to earn a living for the family. (Representational)For Phool Singh Meena, BJP MLA from Udaipur, age is just a number. The 59-year-old legislator, who had to quit his studies after his father’s death to earn a living, has enrolled in a graduation course to complete his education. A father of four girls, Meena was inspired by his daughters to study again.
July 22, 2018 12:33 UTC
An Indian-origin entrepreneur’s UK-based start-up that uses a machine-learning algorithm to sift fact from fiction is set to combat fake news around the world, including plans for a project specifically targeted at India. Lyric Jain, a Cambridge University engineering student originally from Mysore, set up The Logic Ally last year and has since developed the West Yorkshire-based start-up into a machine-learning platform to filter real from fiction. The platform, which is currently going through technology trials with partners and advisors, will have its full public launch in September for the UK and the US, and hit India by October. “The Logic Ally platform gathers the biggest news stories from over 70,000 domains and determines the credibility of the claims across each article. It employs 38 people across the UK, India and the US and is planning to almost double that figure.
July 22, 2018 12:33 UTC