first_imgAbout 150 farmers were arrested and sent to Raipur Central Jail on Thursday after Section 144 of the IPC was imposed in five districts of Chhattisgarh to clamp down on a farmers’ protest march.The farmers began marching from various districts of the State on Tuesday and planned to gherao Chief Minister Raman Singh’s residence in Raipur. Their list of demands included a bonus of ₹300 per quintal of paddy, adequate minimum support price for paddy and implementation of the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.Many senior farmers’ leaders were arrested including former Union Minister Arvind Netam, the convener of Chhattisgarh Kisan Majdoor Mahasangh, Sanket Thakur, and activists such as Alok Shukla, Lakhan Singh, Uttam Jaiswal, Durga Jha and Anand Mishra. “We have arrested them under Section 151 of the IPC as we suspected that they might violate the Section 144 which is in place,” said a police official.Mr. Netam, who quit the Congress to join the tribal and farmers’ union, accused the Raman Singh government of “authoritarianism”. Mr. Netam said before his arrest: “What are they scared of? Why are they not even allowing us to present our demands? We were only reminding them of their own promise. How many people will they arrest? They will have to answer all this in the people’s court soon.” The Congress also termed the government’s action as “repressive” and announced that it will “gherao” the State Assembly building in Raipur on Saturday in protest against the government’s inaction and not keeping its promises to farmers.State Congress president Bhupesh Baghel said, “Never in the past has the State witnessed Article 144 being imposed in so many districts. Now, the Congress will take the fight of the farmers ahead.” Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal did not respond to repeated calls from The Hindu. State BJP spokesperson Shiv Ratan Sharma justified the government’s clampdown on protesters by terming it “a drama by the Congress party.”last_img read more

first_img “We want good relations between India and China. The State government and the people of Sikkim have shown their love for the country and have worked for the interest of India,” he said. On a solution to the issue, he said the Centre knew best.Mr. Chamling said he had tried to shield the State from external disturbances, whether from Maoism in Nepal or the Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling. He said he wanted peace in Darjeeling, and supported the stand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.“We want to join Mamata Banerjee and contribute to the prosperity of Darjeeling,”. In 2017, the West Bengal government had accused Sikkim of giving shelter to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung. Shashi Tharoor gives Doklam report to Sushma Swaraj Observing that the people of Sikkim are “living in fear” because of the stand-off in Doklam between India and China, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday said the Centre had kept the border State in the dark on the issue.“Nobody has consulted us, neither the Centre nor the Army has told us anything about the situation. Whatever we get to know about Doklam is from newspaper reports,” Mr. Chamling told a group of journalists from the Kolkata Press Club.“Here in Sikkim, we live with the Doklam issue. There is a fear psychosis among the people. We are afraid of the situation,” Mr. Chamling said.He said the people feared a war with China, and referred to Kupup, the last inhabited village in Sikkim, about 30 km from Doklam.Also Readlast_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESEven big boys cry.Blackwater center Poy Erram turned emotional after committing a turnover midway through the third quarter during a crucial game against Phoenix Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Erram more than made up for that miscue as he kept the Elite’s playoff bid going after an 83-78 win.The 28-year-old Erram continued to make his case as one of the best big men in the league with another double-double, finishing with 12 points and 19 rebounds on top of five blocks.The former Ateneo star joined elite company, tying reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo with the most double-doubles this season with seven.“I’m happy that I’m able to be side-by-side with the four-time MVP even if it’s just in the stats department but I owe this to my teammates and coaches’ trust in me.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus The 6-foot-6 Erram was reduced to tears on the bench and he said the scene was a testament to his love for the game.“My passion for the game is really high and to not be able to perform well and us not making the right decisions is just disappointing,” Erram said. “I’m disappointed with the team and more disappointed with myself because I’m not able to perform.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Erram didn’t let his emotions get the better of him for the remainder of the game and he couldn’t have done it without his teammates and coaches.“My teammates and coaches didn’t give up on me. They helped me get my composure back and I was able to get my confidence back to perform better.”center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP Football: Andes’ hat trick propels FEU over Adamson MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View commentslast_img read more

first_imgTravis said the Hotshots’ 96-80 victory over NorthPort was the result of their reflection after their bitter 98-92 loss to Meralco in their previous game.Magnolia led most of the game against the Batang Pier and it held its ground until the final buzzer to get to a 1-1 record in the PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“I was happy that we were playing defense and sharing the ball, being patient on offense when we didn’t have the opportunity to run,” said Travis Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“This sort of thing could carry us throughout this conference you know. We’re being patient on our offense and we’re finding the best shot, not just any shot.” This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Becoming his own man The Hotshots trailed the Batang Pier 23-16 at the end of the first but they quickly and brutally turned things around with a 37-8 second quarter to take a 53-31 lead en route to a blowout.This was a far cry to what Magnolia did against the Bolts when it got stunned in the fourth quarter after holding the lead for most of the game.“Hopefully everybody learned from the lesson and that they continue to grow, we all continue to grow, because we just learned that there are no easy games,” said Travis, who had a near triple-double of 17 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists.“Even when you get up a lot of points, there’s a lot of minutes in this game so there’s always an opportunity for any team to come back. You just have to keep your foot on the gas and keep going.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—As far as Romeo Travis is concerned, Magnolia has learned its lesson in handling big leads heading into the crucial stretches of the game.ADVERTISEMENT 8 dead, 60 injured in Batanes quake PLAY LIST 02:128 dead, 60 injured in Batanes quake02:04Places to see in Kawit, Cavite02:28Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Tamaraws ride Xyrus Torres’ hot hands to finally find their marklast_img read more

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Aug 23 (PTI) MC Mary Koms “sparring partner”, “father figure” to L Sarita Devi during her 2014 Asian Games meltdown, this years Dronacharya awardee in boxing Sagar Mal Dayal has been a man with many roles in his 10-year coaching stint with Indias women pugilists. The 48-year-old little-known coach based in Jaipur will be conferred the honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29 — hockey wizard Dhyanchands birth anniversary also celebrated as the National Sports Day. Dayal, a boxer himself before becoming a coach in 1995, has been on the Indian Railways roster for more than 20 years and came on board the support staff of the national womens boxing team 10 years ago. “I am thankful for this honour, especially to the women boxers, who thought I deserved it. I have worked with a lot of them, from Mary Kom to Pinki Rani (Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist),” Dayal told PTI in an interview. He has largely been understated in his coaching career except for the infamous 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, where Sarita Devi hit the international headlines for refusing to accept her bronze medal after a controversial semifinal loss. She had broken down immediately after the defeat to Jina Park, the local favourite, and had protested vehemently in front of the judges. Dayal recalled how he had stood alongside Sarita at that moment, a claim acknowledged by the boxer herself. “It was a sad episode, I admit I had also become very aggressive, to an extent abusive but such was the situation. I was her coach, the person responsible for women boxers there, I had to stand by her, I couldnt have left her. She is a very gentle girl,” said the 1994 batch National Institute of Sports (NIS) coaching course topper. Along with Sarita, who was banned for a year, Dayal also faced disciplinary charges but was eventually exonerated by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). “I dont regret anything. It was my duty to support my boxer there. She was distraught and it was our responsibility to take care of her. When I saw her crying there in front of the judges, I felt how a father would feel for his daughter. It was an emotional moment,” he remembered. Speaking of his association with Mary Kom, Dayal said seeing the Manipuri win her fifth world title in 2010 remains a high point of his coaching career. “That was without doubt one of the best moments for me. Besides being a coach, I have been her sparring partner as well, not just her, I have been a sparring partner to Sarita also,” he said. Like most in the fraternity, Dayal is also concerned about the state of boxing right now. “I have no hesitation is saying that if we had a federation, both Mary and Sarita would have qualified for Rio Olympics. We have got to resolve this as soon as possible,” he said. “Right now, I am feeling very proud of the fact that my ward is also a Rajya Sabha MP,” he added. PTI PM KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPlagued by injuries and misfortune, India’s doubles shuttler Jishnu Sanyal has taken the path of crowd funding to find his way back in international circuit and prepare for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Jishnu, who has partnered with top players such as Jwala Gutta in mixed doubles and Akshay Dewalkar and Manu Attri in men’s doubles in the past, is now raising funds on, India’s largest crowd funding platform.In 2013, Jishnu took a year’s break due to his mother’s illness and her eventual demise. He returned to action last year but soon suffered a career-threatening ACL injury.This compelled him to stay away from action for some time and his dream of chasing a Rio Olympics berth was shattered.Jishnu resumed playing with Shivam Sharma, his current partner, from December last year and they would need to compete in various international tournaments around the globe to improve their ranking.”My current partner Shivam and I currently hold number 1 position in doubles in the country. We still need to win 12-15 international tournaments in the next 8-10 months to gain the international ranking points we need,” said Jishnu, who had won the International Series titles at Mauritius and Kenya, partnering Manu Attri in 2011.”Due to lack of necessary support and funds, we are running a crowd funding campaign on to keep our dreams alive,” added Jishnu, who requires Rs 10-15 lakhs for travel, accommodation and nutrition costs.Arranging funds to compete in international circuit after a long injury lay-off is a bitter reality that every shuttler is confronted with at some stage of their career.advertisementWhile the government spends considerable amount of money on top players, most shuttlers who make a comeback after a long gap due to various reasons, are forced to use their personal fund to compete in international events.From P Kashyap to upcoming players like Tanvi Lad, they struggled to get sponsorships as, in most cases, neither the government nor private companies come forward to help independent athletes.last_img read more

first_imgSaina Nehwal bowed out Denmark Open Super Series Premier losing to Japanese fourth seed and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles quarter-finals on Friday.Yamaguchi completely outplayed Nehwal 21-10, 21-13 in just 29 minutes in what turned out to be a completely one-sided contest.Nehwal was unable to read Yamaguchi’s deceptive shots and apart from a couple of little victories, the Indian star could not match the Japanese.Yamaguchi’s speed, court coverage and agility proved to be the blocks for Nehwal and she could never really dominate her Japanese opponent.In the first game, Yamaguchi opened up a huge lead early on and though Nehwal put up a couple of beautiful smashes, Yamaguchi strolled away with the game.The second game remained neck-and-neck with both the players alternating between the points till Yamaguchi took a slender lead of 11-10 at the break.From there on, the Japanese accelerated and took seven consecutive points to close down the game and reach her second straight semi-final.Later in the day, India’s top men’s singles player world number 8 Kidambi Srikanth will face world No. 1 and local favourite Victor Axelsen while HS Prannoy will take on first seed and world No. 2 Son Wan Ho of Korea.last_img read more

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Olympiakos conceded a goal after just 69 seconds of its Champions League campaign and went on to lose 3-2 to Sporting Lisbon at home in Group D on Tuesday.Doumbia headed in Marcos Acuna’s free-kick, leaving the home side looking stunned for the rest of the game.Olympiakos was outpaced by the Portuguese, with the home team’s recklessly forward-leaning defense again punished in the 13th minute when Gelson Martins burst through on goal and beat ‘keeper Stefano Kapino.Sporting stayed on the attack and Bruno Fernandez made it 3-0 two minutes before the break.Despite encouragement from the home fans, Olympiakos struggled to find a way back for most of the second half. Substitute Felipe Pardo rescued some pride for his team by scoring twice in the final minutes, but it was too little and too late to earn a point.Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0 in the night’s other Group D game.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBorussia Dortmund I never had confidence in Bosz, says Dortmund chief Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:53 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Peter Bosz Borussia Dortmund Getty Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The Dutch coach was sacked after an alarming dip in form, and the CEO insists the club didn’t feel secure with him in charge Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted he was never convinced that Peter Bosz was the right coach for Borussia Dortmund, even during their bright start to the season.After Thomas Tuchel’s departure in the summer, the Bundesliga side lured Bosz to the Westfalenstadion, having seen the Dutchman guide Ajax to second place in the Europa League and Eredivisie in one season.Bosz quickly took Dortmund to the top of the table, winning six and drawing one of his first seven Bundesliga games in charge, but a run of 13 games in all competitions in which they won just one – 5-0 over third-tier side Magdeburg – saw them fall far behind their rivals domestically and crash out of the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 54-year-old was fired after Saturday’s defeat to Werder Bremen and the club have been vindicated after seeing the team bounce back immediately with a 2-0 win over Mainz on Tuesday in new coach Peter Stoger’s first game.And Watzke admits he always had a suspicion that Bosz was not the right man for the job and hopes to move on.”While we were winning, I never had a secure feeling,” the German club’s CEO said. “It was always fragile.”Now I have the impression that everyone has realised that this could not continue. You have to work constructively and together, and we will now.”Hiring Jurgen Klopp was the right decision at that time, Thomas Tuchel was purely athletic and the right decision. If we were wrong with Bosz, okay. You can criticise us for that. But such a s**tstorm?”Watzke also feels the struggles under Bosz had a big impact on the players, meaning they could not afford to keep him in charge.”Maybe that’s why they didn’t give it their all until the end,” Watzke said. “I like the players, but that’s when I realized. Now I have the impression that everyone understood that things could not go on like this.”Dortmund had been linked with hiring Stoger before Bosz’s arrival, but his commitment to Koln made him a difficult target. Once Koln sacked him, however, they were ready to make their move.”He was not done with Koln yet, that’s why there was the solution with Bosz.”He was at the airport on the way to his mother [when Bosz was sacked]. I told him he’d better unpack his suitcase.”last_img read more

first_imgUniversity of Pretoria NFD Week 18 Preview: Log leaders Highlands Park face Ubuntu, Mbombela welcome AmaTuks Mvuyisi Tyiwani Journalist Last updated 1 year ago 17:27 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Shaun Bartlett University of Pretoria 1st Division Real Kings Cape Town All Stars Highlands Park Royal Eagles Tshakhuma Madzivhadila Mbombela United Jomo Cosmos Mthatha Bucks Richards Bay Witbank Spurs Goal takes a look at the National First Division (NFD) fixture list for the 18th round of matches ROYAL EAGLES vs. RICHARDS BAY FCRoyal Eagles host a buoyant Richards Bay FC side at the Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg in one of the matches on Saturday. Both teams head into this clash from the back of positive and fighting results in their previous matches. The home side will be aiming to take the spoils in this KZN derby as a means to escape the relegation mire but they face a side that also wants to escape the drop. This match promises goals and action if you look at recent games from these teams.STELLENBOSCH FC vs. MTHATHA BUCKS Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player An inconsistent Stellenbosch FC will seek home comforts when they face Mthatha Bucks at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on Saturday. The home side have had a poor start to 2018 which has seen them drop in the table and see their promotion hopes hang by a thread. Whilst the away side will be boosted by their recent 3-3 home draw against Royal Eagles, but a win will be needed for Mthatha Bucks if they want to start climbing the table. The bets hinge towards a Stellenbosch FC victory despite their poor recent form.REAL KINGS FC vs. SUPER EAGLESPromotion hopefuls, Real Kings will hope their positive form continues against Super Eagles at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium, Pinetown. The hosts are one of the promotion contenders coupled with their impressive draw against Highlands Park last week, they might prove to be too strong for their opponents. But Super Eagles enter this game with a bullish attitude after beating University of Pretoria last week, so the hosts do not have a cut and dried match here.MBOMBELA UNITED vs. UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIAOne of the games of the weekend sees promotion candidates that suffered shock losses last weekend against Richards Bay and Super Eagles respectively. The hosts will be banking on home support at Kanyamazane Stadium in a bid to stay in touch with the other promotion rivals. Whilst a wounded AmaTuks will hope to gain their first win of 2018 after suffering two consecutive losses to lowly sides in the NFD. It will be tough to call the winner of this match, as they are evenly matched. The winner here will cement their candidacy as one of the promotion hopefuls.BLACK LEOPARDS vs. CAPE TOWN ALL STARSBlack Leopards recent revival in form will face a stern test when they play against Cape Town All Stars at Thohoyandou Stadium, Venda. The hosts have proven to be hard to beat in recent times whilst the away side will be inspired by their draw against Jomo Cosmos. The possible expectation would be, Leopards will be able to stave off Igugu Le Kapa and continue their surge in form.UTHONGATHI FC vs. JOMO COSMOSRelegation candidates, Uthongathi FC host strong promotion candidates Jomo Cosmos at Princess Magogo Stadium, Durban. Ezenkosi have had an inconsistent start to 2018 and they will need character to bounce back and put their promotion aspirations back on track with a morale boosting victory at the relegation candidates. Uthongathi will need a good performance if they want to gain any result from this match which will aid their push to escape the relegation zone.UBUNTU FC vs. HIGHLANDS PARKIn Sunday’s action, a revived Ubuntu CT FC will face a stiff test when they square up against Highlands Park at Athlone Stadium. Ubuntu will want to claim another big scalp as they continue their recent resurgence. Highlands Park will want to assert the leadership status against the home side and push their automatic promotion dream further by gaining a key win against the hosts. Most pundits will feel Ubuntu might be stopped in their tracks here.WITBANK SPURS vs. TTM FCWitbank Spurs host a plucky TTM FC at Puma Rugby Stadium on Sunday. The home side come from an important 2-0 victory against Uthongathi FC which aided their thin promotion hopes. Another win here for the home side will strengthen their promotion play-off aspirations but a loss or draw here will dent their chances further. Either way TTM FC will seek to gain more points which might cause them to have a say on who gets into the promotion play-off slots come the end of the season.last_img read more

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A star college football quarterback had a pretty telling quote about the state of Alabama’s football team today.West Virginia star quarterback Will Grier was talking about the state of college football this season, saying it’s clear that anyone can lose following Ohio State’s shocking loss at Purdue, but he made sure to correct himself.Anyone but Alabama can lose.“Not including Alabama,” Grier added. “Geez. They’re playing pretty well.”Will Grier said Ohio State losing at Purdue showed that anyone can lose on any given Saturday. “Not including Alabama,” he added. “Geez. They’re playing pretty well.”— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) October 22, 2018“Playing pretty well” is an understatement, obviously. Alabama has trailed for less than 10 plays so far this season.The Crimson Tide have a big game coming up, at least. Alabama is set to travel to LSU to take on the Tigers in Baton Rouge, La.That game could be close, at least. Maybe.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Meyer Turku Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku has floated out Costa Smeralda, the first LNG-powered ship in the Costa Cruises fleet.The float-out of the 180,000 GT cruise ship marks the beginning of the final stage of construction, before the ship’s scheduled October 2019 delivery.Costa Smeralda is part of an effort of Costa’s mother company, Carnival Corp, to bring the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ships into operation.Meyer Turku has worked together with sister shipyard Meyer Werft, Papenburg to create the LNG propulsion plant for the vessel.“With LNG a breakthrough in fuel technology, Costa Smeralda represents a major innovation for the international market and an important step toward setting new standards for the entire sector,” said Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises.Once it begins operation in the second half of 2019, the ship will start its first cruise from Hamburg sailing via Rotterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona and Marseilles to Savona, Italy, where a naming ceremony will be held.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bone-chilling incident, a man in Farsh Bazar area allegedly killed his father, chopped his body into pieces. The accused told police that his father used to scold him and in a fit of rage, he murdered him.The accused and his friend has been arrested in the case. The deceased’s family members alleged that he (deceased) had some property dispute with his family. Police identified the deceased as Sandesh Aggarwal. His brother said that the deceased lived alone whereas his family resides in another part of the house in Farsh Bazar area. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarDeputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said that they have arrested accused Aman Aggarwal (son) and his friend Ayush from Farsh Bazar. “Deceased’s son said that he was scolded by his father regarding the job. He killed him in a fit of rage and then chopped his body for disposal,” said DCP Yadav. Police further said that in more than three big poly bags, the accused had kept his father’s body parts. During interrogation, accused told us that they did not have made any plan regarding disposal. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”They might have thrown plastic bags in any dustbin or drain,” a police officer said adding that they were arrested from the spot. Deceased’s brother Rakesh Aggarwal said that there was a property dispute between him (deceased) and his family members related to the cosmetic shop owned by Sandesh.”On May 21, I made phone call to Sandesh but his phone was switched off. Later, I went to his house and knock the door. After sometime his son Aman Aggarwal opened the door,” said Aadesh Aggarwal, deceased’s brother. He further said,” When I asked him about Sandesh he told me to go and search. I went to my brother’s room which was unlocked. I again asked his son about his father but he told me that the deceased had left the house around 2 pm carrying a bag.” According to deceased’s brother, he scanned the CCTV recording but Sandesh was not seen. “I asked Aman about his mother he told me that she had gone out of station. I made phone call to Sandesh’s wife she told me to call relative’s,” added the brother. Later, Aadesh made a PCR call. Meanwhile a car stopped in front of Sandesh’s house and accused friend Ayush came out from the vehicle. Earlier the accused son stopped deceased’s brother to check his room but when the police arrived his room was searched. “When policemen strictly questioned Aman he took them to a shop which was situated in the ground floor. His friend Ayush was also there. Three polythene bags were kept and during the search, body parts of my brother was recovered,” added brother. DCP Meghna Yadav said that Aman claimed that he cut his father with the help of knife. The deceased’s family members said that Sandesh other relatives are also involved. “Family have alleged regarding the involvement of more people which is being investigated,” said DCP Shahdara. Reports were coming that he cut his father body in more than half-dozen pieces.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL — Friends, colleagues, adversaries and regular citizens lined up at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica Monday to offer condolences to the family of former Quebec premier, Bernard Landry, who died last week at the age of 81.Landry’s daughter, Pascale, told reporters the family has received tributes for their father from across the province and around the world.“The wave of sympathy really surprised and shocked me,” she said, “but it also comforted me, and what I love to see is that there are people from all over who gave us their sympathy.”Inside the basilica, Landry’s closed casket was draped in a Quebec flag next to a large photo of him.Former Liberal premier Jean Charest was one of the first who arrived to pay his respects.Charest said his former Parti Quebecois opponent “would make us suffer during debates.”Charest saluted Landry’s investments in the province’s video game industry and his economic vision for the province.“He gave economic credibility to the sovereignty movement,” Charest said.Charest’s successor, Pauline Marois, who held several portfolios in Landry’s government, struck an emotional tone.“We always have the impression that people like this will never go, will never leave us,” she said.The funeral for Quebec’s 28th premier will be held Tuesday afternoon at the basilica. His body also lay in state Saturday in Quebec City at the provincial legislature.Landry’s health had been failing in recent months, and he died Nov. 6 at home in Vercheres, Que. of complications from pulmonary disease.After Lucien Bouchard resigned as premier in January 2001, Landry replaced him as PQ leader and premier. He served two years before being defeated in the April 2003 election by Jean Charest’s Liberals.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

In the first phase the SLRCS with support from the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aims to reach 40,000 people with aid over the next 18 months. The support will consist of providing relief items, cash transfers that will help households recover or diversify their livelihoods by establishing agriculture and livestock projects or small and medium-scale business ventures.Cash transfers coupled with guidance on safer shelter construction will also be channelled to families to make repairs to their homes. During the emergency phase the Red Cross managed to reach over 200,000 people directly and indirectly through first aid, providing of food and dry rations, emergency evacuation, search and rescue, distribution of non food relief items, psychological support and through providing support for people housed at temporary camps. In Aranayake and Bulathkohupitiya the Red Cross is currently in discussion with Government Authorities in order to provide housing for the people who survived the landslide. A safer location needs to be demarcated by the Government and should be agreed by the people prior to the reconstruction efforts can take place.SLRC said that as they move away from the emergency phase they appeal to all to continue to be with the people affected by floods and landslides as they strive to return to normality and to live a dignified life. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society says it has ended the emergency phase of its operations after the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka and will shift focus on longer term recovery and reconstruction needs from today.As of now, 105 people are known to have died and many remain missing, most as a result of two deadly landslides in Aranayake, in the hills of Kegalle district. From 1st June 2016, the operation will move on towards focusing on longer term recovery and reconstruction needs of the people affected by floods and landslides. read more

“There is a wide consensus that the world’s marine capture fisheries are at a crossroads,” Nicholas Michel, the UN Legal Counsel, told the opening of a preparatory round of talks for a review conference of the 1995 Agreement for the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, to be held at the UN from 22 to 26 May.“It is widely recognized that fisheries policy now has to balance short-term economic and social benefits with the need to ensure long-term sustainability of fishery resources,” Mr. Michel observed.Participants at the meeting stressed that the treaty requires far more effective implementation, and that more countries need to ratify the treaty. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a recent report on the subject, said that certain fish stocks have “declined to the point where their commercial value has become insignificant,” while other stocks “have been so substantially reduced that their biological survival is seriously threatened.” The report found that unsustainable fishing practices such as overcapacity, overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and destructive fishing techniques are threatening the world’s fisheries and as a result, almost three-quarters of the world’s fish stocks have been overexploited or depleted. David Balton of the United States, the Chairman of the preparatory talks that will continue through this week, said the report confirmed the importance of the Agreement. “There is much more to be done,” he said.Many countries voiced concern that while the treaty must not be reopened or renegotiated, better mechanisms are needed to implement and enforce the Agreement. Others stressed that since the treaty needed universal acceptance, the discussions had to address the concerns of countries that had not yet adopted the Agreement. The treaty elaborates on the fundamental principle, established in the Convention on the Law of the Sea, that States should cooperate to ensure conservation and promote the optimum utilization of fisheries resources both within and beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone. The Agreement provides a framework for cooperation in the conservation and management of those resources. In another development, 65 experts from across Europe gathered today at the Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for a meeting on how to improve global fisheries databases as a test case for improved information exchange in other areas.“Managing the world’s fish stocks is a major challenge both at present and in the future”, said Richard Grainger, FAO’s Chief of Fishery Information, Data and Statistics. “If successful, the project will help us to keep track of fisheries across the world by taking information from a wide variety of sources and providing us with rapid real-time information.” read more

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2013 10:58 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Election threat eases as NDP encouraged by Wynne’s response to budget demands TORONTO – Threats of a June election in Ontario eased considerably Friday when the New Democrats said they were “encouraged” by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s response to their series of post-budget demands.Even though the minority Liberal government included a list of NDP ideas in the May 2 budget, party leader Andrea Horwath issued three additional demands that she said were necessary for her support.The two leaders met in the premier’s office Wednesday so Horwath could clearly outline her second set of proposals, and Friday morning Wynne issued a statement agreeing to one, offering a compromise on another and rejecting a third.The Liberals agreed to introduce legislation this fall to create a Financial Accountability Officer to provide advice to MPPs and legislative committees on the province’s finances and the costs of proposed spending initiatives.“This new officer would be independent of the government,” Wynne said in her statement.The premier also said the government would introduce new accountability measures across the health care system, but she stopped short of agreeing to the New Democrats’ demand to give the ombudsman oversight of hospitals.However, Wynne said the Liberals will stick to a plan to allow motorists without passengers pay a toll to drive in car pool lanes, something the NDP condemned as “Lexus lanes” and demanded be dropped from the budget.Horwath issued her own statement Friday in response to the premier, and said she would hold a news conference next week to say if Wynne’s response was good enough to make sure the budget will pass.“As it’s always best to be clear and upfront with Ontarians, I will hold a media availability on Tuesday morning at Queen’s Park to respond.”Horrwath had said earlier she wasn’t drawing any lines in the sand, and her statement Friday did not indicate the NDP would argue that only the ombudsman could make hospitals more accountable.“I am encouraged that Premier Wynne is willing to put in place some of the accountability measures that Ontarians want to see,” said Horwath.“New Democrats have worked hard to ensure the provincial budget is fair, balanced and accountable.”On the one idea Wynne rejected outright, the premier noted there will have to be legislation to create the so-called high-occupancy-toll, or HOT lanes, so that would give the NDP and Progressive Conservatives a chance to outvote the Liberals and kill the idea. The Tories oppose any new tolls on existing highways.They have vowed to defeat the budget in hopes of triggering an election, so the Liberals need the NDP to make sure the fiscal plan gets approved by the legislature.Wynne had earlier expressed frustration with the NDP’s latest series of demands after the government included many of their proposals in the budget, including a promised cut in auto insurance premiums, higher welfare rates, a youth jobs program and more money for home care services. read more

Brock models will strut down the runway Saturday, March 25 to showcase the creations of local designers at the third annual Panorama Fashion Show.Hosted by Brock Fashion HQ, a student club on campus, the event takes place at the Pen Centre and will feature the work of seven up-and-coming designers.Brock University apparel, and clothing from Arlies at the St. Catharines mall, will also be showcased.“The core reason for the show is to create brand awareness for local designers and designers from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area),” said event organizer and club founder Kidisha Joseph.When the Toronto native moved to Niagara, she realized there were few outlets for budding fashion enthusiasts to express themselves creatively.“I had so many friends at Brock majoring in the sciences and other programs far from the arts who had a passion for designing clothing,” said the fifth-year Media and Communication student.Despite having the desire to design, those students had no outlet within Niagara to present those ideas.Rather than encourage them to head to fashion-forward Toronto, Joseph recognized an opportunity to introduce something new to Niagara.The Panorama Fashion Show has since proven helpful for designers looking to build their brand.“It has helped them to build clientele, interest and awareness, as well as a sense of community over appreciating art, fashion, innovation and people’s entrepreneurial spirit,” Joseph said.The show, which features Brock models, has also become a popular venue for networking.The hope is to see the event continue to grow over the years, Joseph said.To bring that vision to life, however, new executive members for Brock Fashion HQ are needed.Anyone interested in joining the club can visit the Brock Fashion HQ Facebook page for more information.Doors for Saturday’s event open at 7 p.m., with the show kicking off at 7:30.The evening, catered by the Stone Mill Inn, will feature a variety of vendors, including a number of accessory designers and small businesses.Tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance at guest service at the Pen Centre, or at the door for $25.Brock Fashion HQ will be doing a daylong takeover of Brock’s Snapchat account. To follow along and view behind-the-scenes footage, add brockuni to Snapchat. read more

Croatia handball teamIvano Balic Almost two months ago we kindly asked you to participate in our Poll on the question : “Who will become a World Champion in Sweden 2011“. We gave you a list of eight national teams, most succesful and remarkable in the last few big events. A really huge number of votes from around the Planet – more than 1500, decided that national team of Croatia is the first favourite of visitors.Balić and Co won a hard battle with a current World team number 1, France. Croatia got 28% of your votes in front of France with 26%.“Bronze” team is Poland with 13% of all votes. Fourth is Denmark with 10%, fifth is Norway with 9%. Iceland is sixth on the list with 8%, Sweden has 5% and the last team in our Poll was Germany with only 4% of all votes.Thanks for your votes and enjoy handball time in Sweden and around the globe! ← Previous Story Wenta has chosen a Polish team for WC 2011 Next Story → WC 2011 in Sweden Predictions: Croatia goes for gold! read more

first_img 19,504 Views Image: Flickr/Gareth Simpson Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT MICHEL Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his official residence in the capital Brasilia.Temer surprised the nation this week with the revelation that he has decamped from the Alvorada Palace and moved with his former beauty queen wife and their seven-year-old son down the road to the smaller vice presidential residence.The modernist Alvorada, which means Dawn and was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many. It has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical center and vast lawn.But Temer, 76, and his 33-year-old wife Marcela, find the cavernous, glass-fronted building spooky.“I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good,” Temer was quoted as saying by Veja.“Marcela felt the same thing. Only (their son) Michelzinho, who went running from one end to the other, liked it.”“We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?” he reportedly quipped to Veja.‘Bring in the priest’According to a report in Globo newspaper, Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.The Temers then moved to the still luxurious but smaller Jaburu Palace nearby.Temer knows it well: this was his residence when he served as vice president until last year when then president Dilma Rousseff was impeached for breaking budget accounting laws.That automatically put Temer in the top job and in the Alvorada. No one filled his vacant vice presidential post, however, meaning he can now take his pick of palaces.The house moving comes in the middle of a severe political crisis for Brazil, with many of Temer’s allies facing potential corruption probes.The president himself is battling a case in the electoral court where he is accused of having benefited from illegal donations when he and Rousseff ran together in 2014.- © AFP 2017Read: Refugee targeted by trolls over selfie with Angela Merkel loses his case against FacebookRead: Donald Trump has brought in a new travel ban targeting people from six countries Mar 12th 2017, 4:32 PM Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 4:32 PM Share Tweet Email Image: Flickr/Gareth Simpson 22 Comments By AFP Short URL ‘Ghosts’ drive Brazil’s president from residence Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.last_img read more