2016 NTL Player of the Final awards

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first_imgCongratulations to the following players who received Player of the Final honours at the 2016 National Touch League. Elite Eight Men’s Player of the Final – Lachlan Pierce (QLD Cowboys)Elite Eight Men’s Player of the Series – Lachlan Pierce (QLD Cowboys)Elite Eight Women’s Player of the Final – Kimberley Sue See (QLD Broncos)Elite Eight Women’s Player of the Series – Kimberley Sue See (QLD Broncos)Mixed Open – Oscar Sanft and Natasha Adams (Brisbane City Cobras)Men’s T League – Marcus Holme (South QLD Sharks)Women’s T League – Eliza West (Victoria)Women’s 27’s – Katie Shaw (South QLD Sharks)Men’s 30’s – Ryan Pollock (South QLD Sharks)Women’s 35’s – Nicole Mitchell (Hunter Western Hornets)Men’s 40’s – Dean Wilbow (Hunter Western Hornets)Women’s 40’s – Anita Hagarty (NQ Cyclones) Men’s 45’s – Bruce McDonald (South QLD Sharks)Men’s 55’s – Shane Beale (NQ Cyclones)Men’s 50’s – Jeffrey Carrick (South QLD Sharks)Senior Mixed – James Harrington and Hayley McAnelly (South QLD Sharks)Related LinksNTL Player of Finalslast_img read more

4 days agoWATCH: Liverpool ace Oxlade-Chamberlain clashes with angry Man Utd fans

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first_imgWATCH: Liverpool ace Oxlade-Chamberlain clashes with angry Man Utd fansby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain clashed Manchester United fans after full-time at Old Trafford.The midfielder was clearly told to “F*** off” while talking to one fan, while another rejected his offer of a fist bump.It’s not clear why the 26-year-old went to the home fans after the end of the 1-1 draw.Some viewers on social media claimed that Ox had been getting some stick from that section of the crowd while warming up.Oxlade-Chamberlain involved in row with Man Utd fans as smiling star told to ‘f*** off’ and has fist bump rejected It is not clear why the smiling Ox went over to the fans. The incident took place after the 1-1 draw between Man Utd and Liverpool at Old Trafford pic.twitter.com/x6b86Lx20t— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) October 20, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoEvra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponents

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponentsby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Patrice Evra admits Burnley winger Aaron Lennon was one of his toughest opponents.Evra clashed with Lennon when he was with Leeds United and Tottenham.He says the winger’s pace and style of play would sometimes cause him problems.”Lennon is the kind of player – if I wasn’t 100% fit – he would run behind me, and defenders hate when that happens.”He had this quick movement and it was also difficult to play against him.” last_img read more

Zidane found wanting as Madrid are ran ragged in Paris

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first_imgParis: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane could only hold his hands up after his side were outclassed by Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League game of the season on Wednesday, going down 3-0 in the French capital. “They were superior to us in everything,” Zidane admitted after the match at the Parc des Princes. “In terms of how they played, in midfield, but above all, and what annoys me the most, in terms of intensity.” Games at this level are often won in the centre of the park and the Madrid trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez could not cope with their opponents, for whom the tireless Idrissa Gueye was outstanding. Zidane had pinpointed the same issue last weekend after his side almost blew a three-goal lead against Levante in La Liga. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”When I looked to the bench there was nothing else,” he said of his midfield then, but he could and certainly should have seen this coming. While an injury to Luka Modric has exacerbated the problem, Zidane allowed Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente to leave in the summer and did not have an alternative to a failed move to sign Paul Pogba. The defeat in Paris may ultimately not prevent Real from reaching the last 16, but their performance contrasted sharply with two seasons ago, when they dumped PSG out en route to winning the trophy for the third year running. Zidane walked away after that success only to be tempted back in March. If it seemed like a huge risk at the time to gamble his legacy, six months on and the France great appears no closer to getting the 13-time European Cup winners back on track. He did not have to deal with such adversity in his glittering first stint in charge.last_img read more

UKs Johnson rallies party for Brexit fight

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first_imgManchester: Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathers his Conservative party Sunday for what could be its final conference before an election, with the gathering set to be dominated by Brexit. Despite a string of parliamentary setbacks and a defeat in the Supreme Court, Johnson insists he will take Britain out of the European Union, with or without a deal, on October 31. His stance has put him at odds with the House of Commons, which has passed a law blocking a “no deal” exit, and lost him a number of his own MPs. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report But it resonates with many pro-Brexit voters and particularly with Conservative party members who elected him in July, and are expected to give him a hero’s welcome. The conference “will be a rally for Boris Johnson and a rally for Brexit”, predicted Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London. The four-day meeting in Manchester, northwest England, however risks being disrupted by parliamentary business back in London. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests MPs were furious at Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks in early September — a move the Supreme Court quashed on Tuesday — and refused to agree to the normal conference recess. Opposition parties are threatening as yet unspecified manoeuvres that could force ministers to race back to parliament over the coming days. But in what will be seen as a snub to MPs, Johnson will deliver his closing speech as planned on Wednesday, when he should be answering questions in the Commons. Johnson has had a turbulent two months in office, having suffered seven successive defeats in the Commons — in the process losing his majority. He expelled 21 Conservative MPs when they backed a law requiring him to delay Brexit if he cannot get a divorce deal with the EU by mid-October. Johnson suspended parliament but the Supreme Court ruled this unlawful. And when he called for an election before Brexit day, MPs blocked him. In a further headache, a police watchdog is looking into whether he should face investigation over his links to a US businesswoman when he was London mayor. But Johnson responded with defiance to the court ruling and has focused his ire on MPs, accusing them of “surrendering” to the EU and trying to undermine the 2016 referendum vote to leave. His rhetoric drew accusations of stoking division, but it appears to be winning over pro-Brexit voters. The Conservatives have had a clear lead over the main opposition Labour party since Johnson took over. A YouGov survey this week put them 11 points ahead, while an Opinium poll on Sunday put this lead at 12 points. “What he’s trying to do is maximise support among Leave voters,” Chris Curtis, a political research manager at YouGov, told AFP. Poll numbers matter because, with parliament deadlocked, most commentators expect an election in the next few months. But Johnson must overcome a key hurdle before then. The law passed by MPs means he can only deliver Brexit on October 31 if he strikes a divorce agreement by an EU summit on October 17. But few in Brussels are optimistic and the latest round of talks ended on Friday without a breakthrough. Constantine Fraser, an analyst on European politics at investment service TS Lombard, said Johnson’s team were running out of options. “They hung their credibility on an October 31 exit from the EU and it’s very difficult to see how they can deliver that,” he told AFP. “So their response is going to be to come out fighting, to dial up the rhetoric and to dial up the confrontation.” Not all Conservatives are enamoured by Johnson’s approach, but many moderates will avoid conference. Former finance minister Philip Hammond who was expelled from the Conservative ranks over the Brexit law, warned his party had become one of “ideological puritanism that brooks no dissent”. Most MPs fear that leaving the EU with no deal would be economically disastrous, but the government insist it has stepped up preparations for such a scenario. Josh Hardie, deputy chief of the influential CBI lobby group, warned Sunday that firms “cannot be protected against the worst effects”.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

New Delhi A Delhi court has issued a production w

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first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court has issued a production warrant against a close aide of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in a money-laundering case related to negotiations allegedly favouring foreign private airlines and causing loss to state-owned Air India.Special Judge Anuradha Shukla Bhardwaj has directed the Tihar jail authorities to produce Yasmin Kapoor, a close aide of Talwar, before the court on October 3. Kapoor is currently in judicial custody in another case lodged by the CBI. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe court, which had last month cancelled the anticipatory bail granted to Kapoor earlier in the money-laundering case, passed the order on an application moved by ED’s special public prosecutor Nitesh Rana. Rana submitted that Kapoor was misusing the bail granted by the court. Kapoor was granted anticipatory bail by the court on March 22, while Talwar is in judicial custody. There were reasons to believe that the tainted money, received from the foreign airlines, was used for the acquisition of Kapoor’s residential property in New Delhi, ED’s lawyer A R Aditya said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed that several companies, in which Kapoor was a shareholder along with Talwar, received the proceeds of the crime, adding that the agency’s probe in this regard was ongoing. Kapoor had sought anticipatory bail, claiming that the ED had threatened her to take names and also to convince Talwar to give names of government officials or political functionaries, failing which she would be arrested. Talwar was deported from the UAE in connection with the money-laundering case. The ED had earlier said it needed to interrogate Talwar to get the names of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, National Aviation Company of India Ltd and Air India officials, who had favoured the foreign airlines, including Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia. The agency had claimed that entities directly or indirectly controlled by the accused received exorbitant amounts from Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia and submitted a chart of a total of USD 60.54 million allegedly received by firms directly or indirectly owned by Talwar between April 23, 2008 and February 6, 2009. Talwar’s alleged role in some aviation deals during the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime at the Centre is under the scanner as well. Talwar has been booked by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in criminal cases of corruption, while the Income-Tax department has charged him with tax evasion. Kapoor is currently in custody in a case of alleged violation of foreign exchange rules by his NGO, Advantage India. The case relates to alleged misappropriation of Rs 90 crore received by Advantage India through foreign funding.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

Palghar A newborn baby girl was found dumped in a

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first_imgPalghar: A newborn baby girl was found dumped in a dustbin by unidentified persons in Virar town of Maharashtra’s Palghar district, the police said. The child was found inside a gunny sack in a dustbin on a stretch of road between Global City and Narangi Phatak in the town on Wednesday afternoon. The girl was noticed by passers-by when she started crying, and was admitted to Virar Sub-District Hospital. A case was registered against unidentified persons under IPC section 317 (abandonment of child) at Arnala Sagari police station, the official said. Probe was on to identify the baby’s parents, he added.last_img read more

Washington DC The US government plans to collect

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first_imgWashington DC: The US government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing a plan to take DNA samples from each of the undocumented immigrants and store it in a national database for criminal DNA profiles, they said. Speaking to journalists on grounds of anonymity, DHS officials said the new policy would give immigration and border control agents a broader picture of the migrant and detainee situation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAnd stored on the FBI’s CODIS DNA database, it could also be used by others in law enforcement and beyond. “It does enhance our ability to further identify someone who has illegally entered the country,” said one official. “It will assist other organizations as well in their identification ability.” Officials said they were in fact required to take the DNA samples by rules about the handling of arrested and convicted people that were issued by the Justice Department in 2006 and 2010, but which had not been implemented. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThey said the program for collecting DNA was still being developed, and they did not have a date set for implementation. Collecting and storing the DNA of people simply detained and not tried or convicted of a crime has drawn criticism from civil rights advocates. “Forced DNA collection raises serious privacy and civil liberties concerns and lacks justification, especially when DHS is already using less intrusive identification methods like fingerprinting,” Vera Eidelman, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.last_img read more

The first list of candidates declared by the Bhara

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first_imgThe first list of candidates declared by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for the Haryana assembly on September 30 elections sprung a surprise for many observers after one of the doyens in Haryana politics, veteran Ahirwal leader and a cabinet minister in the Haryana government holding key portfolios Rao Narbir Singh was denied a ticket from Badshahpur. The largest constituency in Gurugram Vidhan Sabha was won by Rao Narbir Singh by a margin of over 80,000 votes in 2014. Rao Narbir has been replaced by Manish Yadav who will turn 37 years in age just a week before the declaration of election results on October 24. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSon of a former sarpanch in Sikander Pur Ghosi village, Yadav has obtained a master’s degree in real estate management and financing. He was working in his own real estate firm in the USA, untill he returned back to India in 2008 and joined BJP. He was elevated to the position of state president of the youth wing (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha) of BJP in Haryana. Interestingly, Yadav lobbied hard for the Badshahpur constituency ticket in 2009 and in 2014 but could not get the ticket at that time. Yadav is known for his organisational skills. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaIn a candid conversation with Millennium Post correspondent Piyush Ohrie, Yadav speaks of why BJP this time will deliver its best result in Haryana assembly elections, his vision for his constituency and the solution to the challenges that are being faced by the citizens of the constituency he will fight to win. What gives you the confidence that BJP will be able to achieve the ambitious target of winning 75 out of 90 seats this time in the Haryana assembly elections? The confidence comes out of us being connected with people on the ground. Not only are the voters happy with the work of the Narendra Modi government in the center but they are also extremely satisfied with the work of the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state. The Manohar Lal government has successfully demonstrated that a corruption-free government works without favour and bias does result in the progress for the region. Our principle Haryana ek, Haryanvi ek (one Haryana, one Haryanvi) has found a resonance with the people. What is your vision for your constituency? Badshahpur is the largest constituency in Gurugram Vidhan Sabha seat. Badshahpur consists of urban as well as rural voters. My priority, therefore, is to ensure that there is balanced and equitable development where each and every citizenry is benefitted from the government schemes. I want to improve the infrastructure and my focus will be to reform the primary educational and healthcare centers. Harnessing water harvesting techniques is also on my agenda. Does the opposition claim that basic services like education, medicine and power have only deteriorated in your five years of governance? How do you counter these allegations? Unlike the previous governments, BJP, when it came to power, was committed to improving the basic services. We have set up a structure and the work is going on the reformation. Gurugram University, Mata Sheetala medical college, and smart grid power project is the evidence on the ground of how we have dealt with the challenges effectively. How will you tackle with those builders who have duped the homebuyers by not delivering the flats or providing substandard quality houses? We understand the pain of home buyers and that is why we set up Haryana real estate regulatory act. Builders who are not complying with the laws and not paying heed to homebuyers, interest will be booked as per law. Most of the areas in your constituency get waterlogged with few millimeters of rainfall? How do you wish to deal with this challenge if you win the seat? Our government worked on the widening of Badhahpur drain and this has yielded results. We have also worked on improving the drainage system and are in the process of reviving water embankments. All these processes will ensure that the residents of Gurugram would not have to suffer because of rains.last_img read more

Oppn unites against Chandrakant Patil Congress NCP to back MNS

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first_imgPune: NCP and Congress on Friday announced support for the MNS candidate in Kothrud constituency in Pune city against state BJP president Chandrakant Patil for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections. Patil, who hails from Kolhapur, was fielded from Kothrud, a stronghold of saffron parties, by sidelining sitting BJP MLA Medha Kulkarni. Posters had come up in Kothrud opposing the “outsider” candidate after the BJP made the surprise announcement. Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Ankush Kakade said on Friday that the NCP and Congress decided to support MNS candidate Kishor Shinde to avoid division of votes against Patil. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The Kothrud seat has been traditionally contested by the NCP. During the seat-sharing talks we had offered to give it to our ally Swabhimani Shetkari Paksha,” Kakade said. “In the meantime, Patil was fielded from here, so we (the NCP and Congress) thought why divide the strength of NCP, Congress and MNS by fielding another candidate,” he said. Shinde had contested from Kothrud on MNS ticket in 2009 and 2014, losing both times. However, in 2009, though he lost to Shiv Sena’s Chandrakant Mokate, he had put up a tough fight, Kakade said. “The decision to support the MNS in Kothrud was taken at the local level by the NCP and Congress,” he added. The two parties have not formed alliance with the Raj Thackeray-led party at the state level. Abhay Chhajed, a senior Congress leader, said in view of the sentiment against Patil, it was important to give the voters a strong alternative.last_img read more

Buses go off in Telangana as TSRTC strike begins

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first_imgHyderabad: Buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) went off the roads across the state as employees began an indefinite strike from Friday midnight to press for their demands. Hundreds of passengers were stranded at bus stations across the state and people travelling to their destinations for Dasara and Bathukamma festivals faced severe inconvenience as over 10,000 buses remained confined to the bus depots. Authorities were running skeletal services by using 2,100 hired buses and deploying temporary drivers and other workers. Buses of some schools were also pressed into service. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad The Joint Action Committee of TSRTC employee unions claimed that all 50,000 employees are participating in the strike. JAC leaders said they were not afraid of the government threats to dismiss striking employees from service. The government has declared the strike illegal and warned that those not returning to duties by 6 p.m. on Saturday will be dismissed from service. Officials said Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) will be invoked to deal with the strike. They claim that TSRTC management had the power to dismiss the striking employees from service. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Taking a tough stand, the government late Friday night warned that only those reporting to duty by 6 p.m. on Saturday will be treated as TSRTC employees. The government said that the rest will never be taken back into the organisation. Those who don’t report by 6 p.m. Saturday will be deemed to have given up jobs on their own, said an official statement after Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao held a review meeting with Transport Minister and top officials. Rao, who held the meeting soon after his return from New Delhi, took serious note of the decision of the JAC to go on strike. The government also dissolved the three-member committee of IAS officials constituted to look into the demands of the employees and declared that there will be no more talks with the union leaders. After talks with the panel failed, JAC leaders decided to go on strike to press for their demands, the chief being merger of TSRTC with the government. The government took strong exception to the JAC calling for strike at a time when it hoped that the income during Dasara and Bathukamma festivals will be of some help to the TSRTC, which is neck-deep in losses.last_img read more

North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were good

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first_imgHelsinki: North Korea’s chief negotiator said that nuclear talks with the US had broken down, but Washington maintained the two sides had “good discussions” in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, said the talks in Stockholm on Saturday had “not fulfilled our expectations and broke down. I am very displeased about it.” Speaking outside the North Korean Embassy, he said that negotiations broke down “entirely because the US has not discarded its old stance and attitude” and came to a negotiating table with an “empty hand.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Saturday’s talks were the first between the US and North Korea since the February breakdown of the second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. The two leaders held a brief, impromptu meeting at the Korean border in late June and agreed to restart diplomacy. North Korea has since resumed missile and other weapons tests, including the first test of an underwater-launched missile in three years that fell inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone Wednesday. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Kim’s comments did “not reflect the content or the spirit” of the “good discussions” that took place over 8 hours, adding that the US accepted an invitation from Sweden to return to Stockholm in two weeks to continue discussions. Kim, the North Korean negotiator, said North Korea proposed a suspension of talks until December. The Vietnam summit fell apart because Trump rejected Kim Jong Un’s calls for extensive sanctions relief in return for dismantling his main nuclear complex, a partial disarmament step. North Korea has since demanded the United States come up with mutually acceptable proposals to salvage the nuclear diplomacy by the end of this year. During the Stockholm meeting, Kim Myong Gil said North Korea made it clear that the two countries can discuss next denuclearization steps by North Korea if the United States “sincerely responds” to the previous North Korean measures including the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests and closing its underground nuclear testing site. He called the North Korean stance “practical and reasonable.” Kim repeated North Korea’s previous statement that the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will only be possible when “all hurdles endangering our safety and obstructing our development are removed clearly and undoubtedly.” He said whether North Korea will lift its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests is completely up to the United States. North Korea has said it was compelled to develop nuclear weapons to cope with a US military threat. Before entering nuclear disarmament negotiations early last year, North Korea had argued it won’t abandon its nuclear program unless the United States withdraw its 28,500 troops from South Korea, end its military drills with South Korea and take other steps that guarantee North Korea’s security. In a statement, Ortagus said the US delegation “previewed a number of new initiatives that would allow us to make progress in each of the four pillars” of a joint statement issued after Trump and Kim’s first summit in Singapore. “The US and the DPRK will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula through the course of a single Saturday,” Ortagus said. Talks were held at the Villa Elfvik Strand conference facility in Lidingo, an island in the Stockholm archipelago located northeast of the capital, Swedish news agency TT said. It added that Kim Miyong Gil arrived on Thursday while US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun came on Friday. Because the US does not have official diplomatic relations with North Korea, Sweden has often acted as a bridge between Washington and Pyongyanglast_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

Nitish elected JDU president unopposed for another term

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first_imgNew Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been elected unopposed as JD(U) president for another term, his party said on Sunday. The party’s national returning officer Aneel Hedge said Kumar was the only candidate for the post and was officially declared as its president after the time of withdrawal for nomination ended on Sunday. Four sets of nominations were filed by groups of party leaders on Kumar’s behalf. For long an undisputed leader of the JD(U), Kumar will steer the party during the upcoming assembly bypolls and the assembly election slated next year, at a time when its tie-up with the BJP has been uneasy. A section of BJP leaders, including Union minister Giriraj Singh, has been taking potshots at his leadership of the alliance in the state over various reasons, the latest being the government’s handling of floods, especially in Patna. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadAnother BJP leader, Sanjay Paswan, an MLC, had demanded that Kumar make way for a saffron party leader at the helm. Political watchers have seen the recent development as a sign of the BJP trying to assert its supremacy after it came back to power at the Centre with a bigger mandate, with its alliance winning all but one of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, an unprecedented feat. However, JD(U) believes that Kumar remains by far the most popular NDA leader.last_img read more

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Quoting a?Amar Ujala,pointing to a headline: Inhi wardaton se paida huwa playan parkaran (The exodus process was a result of theseincidents) Hindi newspaper Amar Ujala’s 19 February edition The headline reads: The exodus process was a result of these incidents Firstpost/Tufail Ahmad Muhammad Ali UP chief of religious group Ahrarul Islam claims that about a quarter of all Muslims in Kairana are involved in criminal activities involving drugs thefts liquor prostitution manufacturing guns and rangdari (extortion) Such criminality is not found among Hindus he says and adds that martial law needs to be imposed in Kairana On being asked if the army should be deployed wherever the Muslims are in majority the cleric responds: "Unlike Kashmir the difference is that Muslims in Kairana will actually welcome the army" Both Hindus and Muslims are affected by rangdari he says At Begumpura Bazaar in the town Varun Singhal runs a kirana store An armed policeman deployed by the Indian state sits next to him; and a garlanded photograph of his brother Vinod Singhal hangs on the wall Vinod was shot dead in 2014 for refusing to pay rangdari "The remaining Hindus will also leave It is only a matter of time" he says pointing out that another Hindu in the area had sold his business and was migrating to Panipat Varun’s is not the only business where the Indian state has been forced to deploy armed policeman for protection Hindu businessman Varun Singhal is provided with armed security to run his kirana store at Begumpura Bazar in Kairana Firstpost/Tufail Ahmad While the criminals demand extortion from members of all communities and murder people for diverse reasons it is predominantly the Hindus who have suffered in Kairana It is true that there are cases of Muslims such as Dr Asifa leaving Kairana due to extortion demands but most of these cases have happened in the months after Hukum Singh the local MP raised the issue of the exodus of Hindus There is a belief amongst many in the area that incidents of rangdari against Muslims were engineered to kill the argument that only Hindus were fleeing "A small wound becomes a big wound spreading to the whole body" observes Sudhir Chaudhary a journalist who sees a dangerous mix of politics religion and demography "Even a minor case cannot be registered against Muslim criminals by the police in Kairana who work under pressure from the ruling party MLA Nahid Hussain the patron-in-chief of the local criminals" If the police were to act against Muslims a mob will lay siege to the police station "The problem is that when the community’s population becomes big police come under pressure of Muslim mobs" says Chaudhary adding that a purely criminal issue becomes a Hindu-Muslim issue in which no action can be taken against Muslims Chaudhry notes that extortion was systematically demanded against owners of cinemas and other Hindu businesses over the years and "when a dozen such cases happened people realised that the town was being emptied of Hindus" Earlier Hindus and Muslims lived together peacefullyfor years so what changed "The population of Muslims rose" responds Chaudhary In the nearby town of Muzaffarnagar I met a group of doctors One of them says "If the police have to arrest a criminal hiding in the Muslim locality of Muzaffarnagar they cannot do this If they try to enter the locality they will need a battalion of cops" This behaviour of Muslim localities is not unique or limited to Muzaffarnagar and becomes consequential when the population isas high as in Kairana In Muzaffarnagar senior journalist Amir Ansari who now runs a computer training institute in the Muslim locality of Khalapar says that during the 2013 riots the Indian army arrived like farishtas (angels) thereby preventing lots of killings Ansari has devised his own response to vande matram (I praise the motherland) which he calls vande eishwaram (I praise the God) because he says Muslims cannot worship land Vande eishwaram very effectively incorporates the idea of Ummah the global Muslim nation Ansari notes that the GT Road in Muzaffarnagar divides the city between Hindus and Muslims with the west of the road consisting ofMuslim areas such as Khalapar and the eastern side being a predominantly Hindu area "Three partitions have occurred in India so far" Ansari says adding that the 1947 was the first the second being the aftermath of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya in 1992 – causing an intellectual partition between Hindus and Muslims – and the third partition happening after the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 "As a result of the Muzaffarnagar riots the batwara (partition) expanded to nearby villages In a single village Hindus and Muslims are living separately" Ansari notes adding that be it Muzaffarnagar or Delhi the educated Muslims were moving away from the Hindu-dominated areas Hindus too he adds do not like to live in the Muslim-dominated areas Before travelling to Muzaffarnagar I met journalists Hasan Khalid and Naveen Patel in Aligarh "Aligarh Hindustan-Pakistan banta ja raha hai (Aligarh is becoming India-Pakistan ie a boundary line between Hindus and Muslims in the city)" says Khalid Over thedecades Hindus and Muslims have isolated from each other because of riots Patel remarked that many Hindu families wereleaving the localities around Babri Mandi in Aligarh "In 11 years of my journalistic career I haven’t come across cases of Muslims migrating to other places (due to insecurity)" Patel claims The nature of the partition need not always be territorial or define international borders India is heading towards multiple partitions in the midst of its cities and regions Conversations with various people across western Uttar Pradesh point to the ministry of home affairs (MHA) as a possible source of these ‘partitions’ thereby posing a direct threat to the integrity of India Although these divisions are rooted in the political behaviour of a religious community almost everyone sees the root of these partitions in the failing rule of law Part One:Separatism and integration among Muslims inthe time of Uttar Pradesh elections Part Two:Secularism versus communalism at election time Part Three:Is rise of religiosity on AMU campus a precursor to another ‘Partition’ Part Four:Should taxpayers be funding AMU’s imams muezzins theology department Part Five:How bridging religious worldly knowledge gap can reform Muslim education Part Seven: Tracing the rise of Barelvi Islam in Indian politics Part Eight: Farangi Mahal once a bastion of Islamic education looks to regain lost glory Part Nine: Understanding the Shia-Sunni Muslim divide in the country Part Ten:Government must address ‘minority’ syndrome which causes social conflict Part Eleven:Mubarakpur sits at the junction of Islamic doctrinal sects divided by Taqleed Part Twelve:Madrassas play key role in inducing orthodoxy among Azamgarh’s Muslims The author a formerBBCjournalist is a contributing editor atFirstpostand executive 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