The revised NTL 2018 draw is ready!

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first_imgThank you to everyone for your patience and understanding. The revised NTL and Elite 8 draws have now been released: 2018 Updated NTL DrawThe conditions of the fields and the weather are improving hour by hour so we’re looking forward to games commencing at 8am tomorrow (Thursday 8th March)!Info on game formats:All preliminary-round matches on Thursday and Friday will be played under a 30-minute touchdown turnaround format. Games will revert to 2 x 20-minute halves on Saturday for finals.Touchdown Turnaround Format (Preliminary Rounds): All preliminary-round matches on Thursday and Friday will be 30 minutes in lengthTeams will turnaround after each touchdown scored, i.e. they will defend the score line they just scored onThere is no half-time Saturday Matches (and all Finals):All finals and play-off matches will remain as 2 x 20-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time (unless further weather impacts)The Women’s T-League Quarter Finals on Friday will be played as 2 x 20-minute halveslast_img read more

Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix

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first_imgSingapore: Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver heads into Sunday’s race with a 63-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas. As with last year’s race, drivers can expect sweltering heat and humidity. In addition to the heat, a thick haze has set in over the city-state with advisories issued from the national government over “unhealthy” air conditions. Hamilton will be hoping for a repeat of the 2018 race here when he won comfortably from pole position to extend his championship lead. He was on a major roll entering last year’s GP, having won four of the past five races. While he already has eight wins this season, the British driver last won at the Hungarian GP in early August. “The offset schedule and the climate make it a demanding weekend for the team,” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said of the night race. “Temperatures in the garage can easily reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) or more with high humidity levels as well. It’s a tough environment to work in and it’s equally challenging for the drivers and the car itself.” Hamilton has won here the last two years. A win on Sunday would move him a step closer to his third straight championship and sixth overall, moving him just one away from equaling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven titles. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc heads into Singapore having won the previous two races this season.last_img read more

Satyameva Jayate 2 is twice the action emotion p

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first_imgSatyameva Jayate 2 is twice the action, emotion, power, patriotism and punch, promises its director Milap Zaveri. Satyameva Jayate, a high-octane vigilante action drama film, had hit the screens last year. The makers have now announced the second installment to the Satyameva Jayate franchise. John, who played a vigilante who goes on a corrupt cop-killing spree in the original, said: “I genuinely enjoyed the story and telling of the original film. I could tell it was a story that the audience will find engaging.” “With SMJ2, the aim, once again, is to entertain the audience with a story that’s relevant in today’s times,” he further added. He is pairing up with Divya Khosla Kumar for the film.last_img read more

Bijnore A TikTok user has emerged as the prime su

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first_imgBijnore: A TikTok user has emerged as the prime suspect in three shocking murders that have taken place over the past five days in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district. Thirty-year-old Ashwini Kumar is a drug addict, who uses the alias of Johnny Dada and uploads TikTok videos of himself posing as a ‘villain’. He also posts violent Facebook messages like ‘I will destroy everything’, ‘Devil is ready now’ and ‘See my havoc’. However, he has no criminal record and was known to be a harmless man, until he shot a local BJP leader’s 25-year-old son and his nephew, 26, following a dispute on September 27 in Barhapur area in Bijnore. After the cold-blooded murders, he fled the busy market waving a pistol. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Three days later, Ashwini barged into the house of 27-year-old Nitika Sharma firing indiscriminately at her and fled from there. Nikita was a local girl, who used to work with a hotel in Dubai and had come home for her wedding in Bijnor. She was to marry a sub-inspector posted with CISF in Chennai on December 2. However, she died a day after she was shot. According to Nitika’s family, Ashwini had made advances at her in 2002, when he used to frequent her uncle’s place in Daulatabad and was spurned by her. She later got a job in Dubai and settled there. The episode was forgotten, or so they thought. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi “It is likely that Ashwini was upset with the news of her wedding and wanted to settle scores,” a police official said. However, police are yet to establish motive in the other two murders he committed four days earlier. Ashwini, a graduate, comes from a humble background in Barhapur town of Bijnore. His father was a clerk in a sugarcane cooperative society in Dhampur tehsil and his elder brother works in a private company in Dehradun. According to the family, Ashwini also used to work with a private firm in Delhi, but abruptly gave it up. His family believes that his drug addiction affected his mental health. Meanwhile, additional security forces have been deployed in Bijnore and a reward of Rs 25,000 has been announced for anyone providing any information about his whereabouts. Bijnore Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Tyagi said, “We have formed eight teams and a combing operation is underway to trace him. Posters announcing the bounty and carrying his pictures and personal details of Ashwini have also been put up at various locations. Locals are being requested to alert the police about his whereabouts.”last_img read more

Mumbai One coach of a Mumbai local train derailed

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first_imgMumbai: One coach of a Mumbai local train derailed on Wednesday morning after one of its wheels came loose. Railway officials said while no injuries were reported, services on the line had to be suspended.According to officials, the wheel of a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Bandra local came off between Mahim and King’s Circle stations around 11:30 am. As a result, services on the stretch had to be suspended. Trains, however, were running normally on the CSMT-Panvel leg of the line. According to officials, a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) level enquiry has been constituted by the GM of Western Railway to look into the incident. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

New Delhi Fortysix prominent hotels and Hazrat N

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first_imgNew Delhi: Forty-six prominent hotels and Hazrat Nizamuddi Dargah were declared as plastic-free on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said on Wednesday. “The hospitality industry, comprising 46 units, including Hyatt Regency and Sheraton Hotels, have been declared plastic-free,” the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said.The announcement was made during a programme organised by the South Zone of the SDMC in collaboration with Hotel Hyatt Regency. “The campaign was attended by 46 units from the hospitality industry. Hotel Hyatt Regency has installed bottling plant to stop usage of plastic water bottles,” the civic body said. The SDMC on Wednesday also organised ‘plog’ runs at about 80 places under its four zones. Hundreds of people joined hands to generate awareness on shunning single-use plastic and collected plastic waste in large quantity, which has either been given to the concessionaires or sent to a waste-to-energy plant for recycling and proper reuse, SDMC officials said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn a mega event at Mehrauli, SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti exhorted participants to collect maximum quantity of plastic waste so that a strong message could be disseminated on putting a halt on plastic use. Apart from picking plastic waste, awareness about single-use plastic was also raised in areas like Nizamuddin Basti, Kalindi Kunj Ghat, Srinivas Puri, Lajpat Nagar, Jamia Hamdard and Tughlakabad Extension. “Dargah Nizamuddin was also declared free from single-use plastic,” the SDMC said.last_img read more

NEW DELHI In the last one week the price of urad

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first_imgNEW DELHI: In the last one week, the price of urad dal has increased by Rs 450-Rs 850 per quintal in the major markets of the country. Along with urad, the prices of moong, masoor and chickpeas (chana) dal have also gone up. Experts opine that pulses will be more expensive because the urad crop has suffered in Madhya Pradesh due to the incessant rain. At the same time, sowing of pulses has also been estimated to be less in this kharif season than last year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarRajni, a resident of Delhi’s Mandawali area, said that after the spike in vegetable prices, she used to manage with potatoes and lentils as the prices were low, but now pulses have also become expensive. Earlier, chickpeas (chana) was available at Rs 55-Rs 60 per kg, but now it has gone up to Rs 65-Rs 70 per kg while chickpea lentils (chana dal) is at Rs 90 per kg. The price of FAQs in the National Capital Region of Delhi was up by Rs 450 to Rs 5,400 per quintal from the previous week. The price of FAQ Urad in Chennai was Rs 5,650, UQ of SQ Variety was Rs 6,775 per quintal. In Chennai, the prices of FAQ and SQ have increased by Rs 600 and Rs 525 per quintal respectively in the last one week. The price of FAQ Urad in Kolkata rose by Rs 850 to Rs 6,200 per quintal in the last one week. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe price of moong has also increased by Rs 100-Rs 200 in various cities during the last one week. The price of Rajasthan Line Moong was Rs 6,100 per quintal in Delhi on Tuesday. In Delhi, the price of moong has increased by Rs 200 per quintal in the last one week. At the same time, the price of gram has increased by Rs 25-Rs 100 per quintal in major mandis of the country in the last one week. In Ganj Basoda, Madhya Pradesh, the price of desi gram increased by Rs 100 to Rs 4,100 on Tuesday. The price of Lemon Tur in Delhi was Rs 5,300 a quintal and there has been no significant change in the price in the last one week. During the crop year 2018-19 (July-June), the total production of all pulses was estimated to be 234.8 lakh tonnes, while traders indicated that the total consumption of pulses in the country was around 240 lakh tonnes. Not only this, in the current crop year 2019-20, the production of Kharif pulses could be 82.3 lakh tonnes in 2019 as compared to 92.2 lakh tonnes in 2018. President of the All-India Dal Mill Association, Suresh Agarwal said that the government agency National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has a full stock of red gram and Bengal gram and also the new crops of red gram will arrive in November-December.last_img read more

PMC Exchairman Waryam Singh gets police custody till Oct 9

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first_imgMumbai: Waryam Singh, a former chairman of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank arrested in connection with the alleged Rs 4,355 crore scam at the bank, was on Sunday remanded in police custody till October 9 by a local court. Singh (68), arrested by the Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai police on Saturday from Mahim Church area, is the fourth person in police custody in connection with the case. The EOW has already arrested former managing director of the bank Joy Thomas, and promoters of Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) group Rakesh and Sarang Wadhawan. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Singh’s lawyer told court on Sunday that Thomas as the MD of PMC was responsible for the scam and that his client had no role in sanctioning loans to HDIL. The lawyer also told court that there was no conflict of interest in Singh being a director in HDIL, contending that the offence came to light later. According to the FIR registered by the EOW, HDIL group promoters colluded with the bank management to take loans from the its Bhandup branch in Mumbai. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Despite non-payment, bank officials allegedly did not classify these loans as non performing advances, and hid the information from the Reserve Bank of India. They “replaced” HDIL’s 44 loan accounts with over 21,000 fictitious loan accounts to “camouflage” HDIL’s loan defaults, the EOW told court on Friday. The RBI had stepped in and imposed restrictions on withdrawals after the crisis at the bank came to light, causing panic among depositors of PMC Bank.last_img read more

Sarita bows out India endures winless day at World Cships

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first_imgUlan-Ude (Russia): Former champion L Sarita Devi (60kg) was on Sunday knocked out of the World Women’s Boxing Championships after being upstaged by Russia’s Natalia Shadrina on a disappointing day for India here. The fourth seed, who got a first-round bye, frittered away a strong start to bow out with a 0-5 loss. There was more disappointment for the country when in the last bout of the day, debutant Nandini (81kg) proved to be no match for Germany’s Irina-Nicoletta Schonberger and was out-punched 0-5. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuSarita, a gold-medallist in the 2006 New Delhi edition of the showpiece, was chasing her maiden world medal in over a decade. The Manipuri, who is also a multiple-time Asian champion, was in control in the opening three minutes, logging more punches against a seemingly withdrawn opponent. However, Shadrina fought back in the next two rounds and surprised Sarita to get the judges’ nod. Sarita is also in the running to become a member of the International Boxing Association’s first ever athletes commission, which will be formalised at the ongoing event. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersNandini, on the other hand, was jittery from the word go and struggled to keep pace with a technically superior Schonberger. The nerves showed all through and Nandini also ended up being warned in the second round for hitting her rival on the back of the head despite repeated cautions. She also sustained a cut on her face during the bout. Saweety Boora (75kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) are the two Indians to have advanced to the pre-quarters so far after winning their opening bouts.last_img read more