Federer Reaches Indian Wells Final After Nadal’s Withdrawal

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first_imgINDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because of a knee injury.A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to take the court at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.“I warm up today in the morning, and I felt that my knee was not enough good to compete at the level that I need to compete,” he said.Federer was warming up on another court at the same time as Nadal and figured the match was on. However, Nadal soon texted him it wasn’t going to happen.“It’s a big letdown,” said Federer, who came on court in khaki shorts and a gray cardigan to address fans. “I know the anticipation is there from the crowd and also us players. I’m excited to be in the finals but not this way.”The Spaniard’s right knee flared up in the second set of his 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2) victory over Karen Khachanov on Friday in the quarterfinals. He twice called for a trainer, who applied tape just below Nadal’s knee. It was obvious that Nadal’s movement was hampered.Nadal said he won’t play again until the Monte-Carlo Masters on clay in mid-April.“I don’t have doubts today that I will be ready for Monte Carlo,” he said.It would have been the 39th career meeting between Nadal and Federer, who seeks a record sixth title at Indian Wells and the 101st in his career on Sunday.“I know every one we have now could be our last,” Federer said. “It’s a special rivalry, maybe the most special with Rafa and Novak (Djokovic).”Thiem reached the semifinals via walkover after Gael Monfils withdrew from their quarterfinal with a strained left Achilles.Against Raonic, Thiem earned the only break of the third set in the fifth game. He led 5-3 and served it out, winning on his second match point with a backhand volley.Thiem and Federer have split their four previous meetings, with only one going three sets. Federer won the last time they played at the ATP Finals in London in November.Knee problems have dogged Nadal for years, and they cut short his 2018 season after the U.S. Open in September. He was forced to quit two sets into his semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro.The 32-year-old Spaniard choked up discussing his withdrawal last fall, and he appeared near tears on Saturday.He admitted that he sometimes is sad because he feels at a disadvantage against his opponents due to his continued knee issues that force him to limit his practice and playing time.Then he gathered himself, saying, “It’s not the moment to complain much. With all this stuff, I still where I am today.”The year began promisingly enough. Nadal didn’t drop a set in reaching his fifth Australian Open final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He’s ranked No. 2 in the world and has a match record of 11-2.“Still tough because I felt more or less OK during this beginning of the season in terms of my knee,” he said. “Now it starts the process that I have to decide what direction we have to take to recover well and to recover as soon as possible.”Even with all of his injuries, Nadal indicated he has no intention of giving up playing on hard courts, the surface for two of the four Grand Slam events.“My goal is to play on all the surfaces,” he said.With time to fill before the women’s and men’s doubles finals, Novak Djokovic and Pete Sampras teamed for a one-set doubles match against John McEnroe and tournament director Tommy Haas. Comedian Jon Lovitz served as chair umpire.By: Beth Harris, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Coach Ravi Shastri must answer some questions after Lord’s horror

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first_imgIndia were handed an innings and 159 runs defeat at Lord’s as the visitors went 0-2 down in the five-match series against England.It was India’s first innings defeat in the last four years and also the first one under captain Virat Kohli.A defeat of this magnitude would surely force the team management into introspection; after all, they are No. 1 Test side in the world.And tall promises were made before the tour: “We believe we have the potential to be one of the best travelling teams,” India coach Ravi Shastri had said before the start of the series.Humiliation at Lord’s: Gut-wrenching defeat should come as no surpriseThe duo of Kohli and Shastri, who run the Indian cricket team, have never shied away from making it clear that the team’s target is to win overseas and that they strongly believe the current unit has all what it takes to win overseas.”We have the skill sets, character and mental toughness which is required to compete and win in overseas conditions,” Kohli had said ahead of the start of the series.The results, however, have not really supported the tall claims of Kohli and Shastri. While they won a Test series in West Indies in 2017, it’s no secret the current Caribbean side is merely a shadow of their glorious past. The first time India travelled outside subcontinent under Kohli’s captaincy for a Test series, barring West Indies, the result was a series loss in South Africa in early 2018.Also read: The curious case of Pujara and Dhawan: Constant Test struggles overseasadvertisementBut after losing the series and being 0-2 down in the series, Kohli and Co registered an impressive win in the last match at Johannesburg on the treacherous pitch, which had a thick layer of grass and offered uneven bounce. The result highlighted that the potential was certainly there, after all you don’t become the No. 1 team without a reason.So what’s wrong this time around? As Nasser Hussain said during the Lord’s Test: “The Indian side has the potential, but they are a little undercooked.”They played the South Africa series without playing a single practice match and repeated the same mistake in England.The team went into the Test series with only one practice match, which was also reduced from four days to three. The last time India played Test matches was in January against South Africa, with a one-off match against Afghanistan in July – which got over in two days.Also read – Time running out: How long can Indian batsmen keep failing overseas?Everything points towards lack of preparation as the biggest factor behind India’s dismal performance and puts the focus on the men running the Indian team.The leader of that unit is undoubtedly Kohli. But he has a lot on his plate as he captains India in all three formats and is also the mainstay of the batting unit. But where are the people who are supposed to give him correct advice? Should his deputy and coach Shastri also not take blame for the embarrassing loss?After all, the former Indian cricketer projects himself as someone who would hold a mirror.”For me – what you see is what you’ll get. I always like to call a spade a spade and people who have played with me know me fully well,” Shastri said after being appointed India’s coach in September 2017.Also read – Virat Kohli finally admits he got team combination wrong after Lord’s humiliationBut the results and more importantly the planning and preparation points to the fact that the gaffer hasn’t been true to his words.His own assessment of the preparation raises a big question on how accurate are Shastri’s inputs, as he was extremely confident ahead of first Test that his boys were up for the challenge.”A lot of players have been to England before. A lot of them have learned a lot in the last few years, playing as a unit. I see that as a big advantage as opposed to coming with a brand new side,” Shastri had announced.Apart from the preparation and planning front, Shastri is also seen as guy who is short of the technical and strategic acumen required for a coach.Also read – Virat Kohli after innings defeat at Lord’s: We were outplayed and deserved to loseShastri was appointed India coach last year as a replacement for Anil Kumble, who was reported to be “too overbearing” for Kohli and Co.advertisementIt was widely reported that the team wanted a coach who could understand them better and would allow them to function as they prefer. But it has also been reported that what made Shastri the favourite choice was his propensity of being a ‘yes man’.The overseas tours have highlighted a gaping hole in Kohli’s captaincy. While he remains India’s best batsman, his constant chopping and changing with his sides, pick of bowlers and field placements have raised quite a few eyebrows about his understanding of the game.There’s a need of a person who can compliment Kohli and is not just there to play the role of a big brother or massage few egos. Kohli has the talent and drive to register win on overseas tours, but we must remember that these matches are won on the field and not in press conferences.last_img read more

Augusta feels enhancing effect of Tiger Woods’ return to combat

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first_img Since you’re here… ‘Walking miracle’ Tiger Woods calms talk of Masters comeback victory Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook The Masters Masters 2018 Topics Golf Support The Guardian Share on Twitter When Woods was 18 he had surgery on his left knee, to remove two cysts on his saphenous vein. They told him not to play but he went out anyway, on the Navy Course in Cypress, even though he was wearing a big green leg brace. He played the front nine, in excruciating pain, and shot a six-under 31. “That’s what we do as athletes.” he says. “We want to compete. We want to get out there and mix it up. And part of being an athlete is dealing with pain. Unfortunately, we’re pushing the boundaries of our bodies and minds, and unfortunately a lot of times we go over the edge and we break.”This time, Woods took his recovery slow. It took him time to get to know his own body again. It was only in December, eight months after the surgery, that he first thought he might be able to play here this week. And even then he felt cautious about it. “I started getting used to what I could do and then I started putting the pieces together,” he says. “Then I started competing and keeping score and posting numbers, and all of a sudden I started getting my feeling back.”His feel, his speed, his swing, it all came back to him, just like that. Turn on, tune in, Tiger is back. They dye the water at Augusta to make sure the ponds are just the right shade of blue. They paint the grass green, too, in the patches where it wears, and the sand in the bunkers is really quartz brought in from a quarry in Carolina, which is why it shines so white. The colours are all supposed to be just so. But this year everything seems just a touch brighter, warmer and more brilliant.Golf is always more vivid here when Tiger Woods is in town. Ticket prices are up, by 20% according to the online retailers, and TV ratings will be, too. His Sunday round at Valspar a fortnight ago drew a bigger audience than the final rounds of any of the last three majors. US sportscenter_img Tiger Woods Share via Email Ian Poulter insists he has no expectations ahead of the Masters – video PGA Tour 0:38 Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp European Tour Play Video This is Woods’s first major since the 2015 PGA at Whistling Straits, he has finished in the top five of his last two tournaments and says he has not felt so good in “seven or eight years”. No doubt this is a different man to the one who last played here in 2015, when he finished T17, let alone last year, when he came just for the champions’ dinner and was in so much pain he found sitting down unbearably uncomfortable “because my nerve was on fire, it was going down my leg and it was just burning”. Back then, Woods’s body was so shattered he could not even get out of bed on his own.In 2015, Woods’s daughter found him lying flat on his back on the practice range outside his house. He fell while he was practising a flop shot, he could not get up on his own and he hadn’t brought his phone. So he just had to lie there until someone came along to help.He says now that the idea he might have played the Masters in 2016 and 2017 was “just a big pipe dream”. He was taking cortisone shots, epidurals, “anything to take away the pain so I might be able to withstand a week”. When Woods was arrested for driving under the influence last year, the toxicology report found Woods had two painkillers, and Xanax, and Ambien, in his system.It was not just Woods’s body that was broken, his trust in it was, too. Woods is unusual in that he does not visualise his shots before he plays them. “I couldn’t do that. I never could. And I still can’t,” he wrote in his book Unprecedented. Instead he plays by feel. “I had to learn to accept that my nature was to feel a shot with my hands and body. I felt what I wanted my hands to do at impact and trusted that the feeling would create the motion to hit the ball where I wanted.”This is a man so in tune with his own body he was able to make the most minute adjustments in the time it takes him to make a swing.“When I was playing well I could feel exactly what my body was doing during my swing and what was wrong when I was out of position,” Woods wrote. “The science says it’s impossible to make a change inside of a motion that takes a second and a half or so. But I believed I could, on the way down, or halfway down, or right before impact.” So he would decide to slide his hips forward or push off his right foot, or delay his hands, speed up his left arm or straighten his right. Now his body had failed him. And that feel, that absolute faith that it would react the way he wanted it to, was gone.At that point, Woods says, he had pretty much given up on the idea he would ever be able to play the same way again. “I thought, prior to the surgery, that that’s pretty much it. I’ll have a nice comfortable and great life but I’ll never be able to swing the club like I used to, speed-wise, just there’s no way.” Yet here he is, “a walking miracle”.The big difference is that he broke the habit of a lifetime and actually listened to his doctors when they told him to take time off. Woods has had a lot of surgery over the years, four major back operations, three major leg operations, and until now he has always made the mistake of rushing back into competition. Read more featureslast_img read more

Cyber Security Expert Shaun Murphy on Keeping Devices Safe While Traveling

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first_imgIn the heat of excitement about summer vacation it’s easy to forget just how vulnerable to attack our devices are, especially when traveling. Between confusing tech speak and what feels like an ever-growing list of cyber threats, protecting your tech can feel like a Sisyphean task. Luckily, we talked to Shaun Murphy, a cyber security expert and CEO of sndr.com, who has consulted with the government on security. He’ll definitely make you think twice before using that free WiFi…Do we face different cyber threats while traveling than we would in our daily lives?Yes –  tourists are always a big target of criminals – in digital and real life. When you travel you will commonly face hostile WiFi access points that can not only capture the information you’re sending, but also modify data coming back to you. Device theft is a huge concern as well; losing a several hundred dollar device hurts but remember, your phone knows almost everything about you and has hooks into all of your accounts and services. That information is far more damaging in the wrong hands.What kind of access does connecting to public WiFi or even a hotel’s WiFi give to our devices?Free Wi-Fi access seems too good to be true, and it probably is. While you surf the internet and check your email, a scammer can easily steal your credit card or other sensitive information. They can also change the data coming back to your device – think you’re downloading your bank’s app? Surprise, you’re actually downloading some hacker’s version.What’s the safest way to connect to the Internet while traveling? Is it different if you’re in the United States versus traveling internationally?When on public Wi-Fi, it’s better to use your browser instead of using apps on your phone. Web browsers have passed rigorous security auditing for e-commerce and other sensitive transactions. Consider any unfamiliar network to be hostile and take steps to protect yourself.Are smartphones safer to use than laptops or tablets in terms of how easily hacked they can be or installing malware?They all have different threats. Desktop/laptop operating systems are under constant threat of malware that is always running, or even scarier ransomware that locks you out of all of your data. Mobile devices (phones/tablets) can be host to many hostile apps that capture your private information.Very generally, is there any difference in security between Android and iPhone?Due to fragmentation, there are multiple versions of the Android operating system existing at any given time. These manufacturers sometimes inject their own malware into Android systems. General Android security updates have to be rolled out across dozens of systems at one time. Sadly,  Android manufacturers do not commonly send out these updates. iPhones don’t suffer from this fragmentation for the most part, but they are also a very closed environment. You can not replace the Messages app with your own SMS program. You also don’t have the choice of web browsers – they are all using Safari under the hood. This lack of choice forces you to blindly trust Apple to do the right thing with no way to verify.Is there a way to know if a device has been compromised?There are a few signs that may indicate your device has been compromised.  Installed malware running in the background may drain your battery faster, make your phone warm to the touch, or run slower than usual. Any unfamiliar behavior such as unrecognizable text messages or browser pages could also indicate that your device has been infected.What does it mean when an app uses location services and why might it be potentially a bad thing? Is there a safe way to use GPS when in new places?Location services allows websites and apps to use your location information (depending on what wifi you’re connected to, the cell phone tower you’re closest to and the GPS sensor), to determine your location. It keeps track of your location throughout the day as long as you give permission, and this data can be correlated with network activity to uniquely identify you online.The best way to stay safe is to turn off location services when you’re not actively using them. It will also save you some battery.Does posting updates and photos on social media during a trip make us more vulnerable?Most social media platforms give you the option to add your location to a photo. Tagging your location makes you immediately vulnerable, as your location is confirmed. Even simply captioning a photo with where you are on a trip, or that you’re on a trip, lets anyone know where you are located, how long you’ll be gone, and possibly where you live. Even worse, most tech giants are scanning all of your phones and videos to learn who is in the photos and where they were taken even if location services are turned off. Criminals with a simple search can find out the type of places you visit and when you’re not going to be home. Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags last_img read more

Clarksons Era of Major Consolidation to Take a Breather

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Contship Italia Following a wave of major consolidation in the container shipping industry, the trend could diminish following the merger of OOCL and China COSCO Shipping, according to Clarksons Research.The start of joint operations as of April 2018 between major Japanese containership operators NYK, MOL and K-Line, as the Ocean Network Express was another milestone in the ongoing consolidation of the sector.When looking at the past 20 years, Clarksons said that there was an acceleration of this trend, with significant merger and acquisition activity.In 1998, the top 20 carriers accounted for 73% of deployed capacity globally, with the largest (Maersk) with a 7.2% share and the carrier ranked 20th (CSAV) with 1.3%. The top 20 included some famous old names, and was essentially made up of the global carriers of the day. The list of carriers ranked 21-30 also contained some carriers still well-known today: Wan Hai, Crowley, Matson and PIL (ranked 30th) as well as carriers since notably merged with others such as Safmarine, UASC, Hamburg-Sud, Delmas and MISC.However, consolidation has greatly changed the situation and the top 20 now account for 90% of all capacity, while the top 10 account for a mighty 83%. The largest carrier (still Maersk) now accounts for 19.4%, but the carrier ranked 10th (Zim) for 1.8% and the 20th (Quanzhou Ansheng) just 0.3%.“This profile is the result of an era of major consolidation, which looks like it might take a breather as and when the merger of OOCL with China COSCO Shipping is completed,” Clarksons said.“The scope of the liner companies’ cost base and the perceived benefits from economies of scale have led to a slimming of the number of major operators long considered inevitable by many.”A heavyweight top 10 carriers operates 10.4 times the capacity of the carriers ranked 11-20, compared to 2.4 times 20 years ago.last_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

Andy Murray says naive to think he will return to top

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first_imgZhuhai (China): Andy Murray said Sunday it would be “naive” and “silly” to think he will ever return to being the player that surged to number one in the world. The 32-year-old Briton, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is on a long comeback trail after undergoing career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in January. He is now free of pain, and this week will compete at the Zhuhai Championships — the first of three tournaments he is scheduled to play in China in the next three weeks. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Murray believes this crucial period in his rehabilitation will provide some answers as to how good he can be again — but is under no illusions about the longer term. “Honestly, I’m not expecting to get back to my very best,” Murray, now ranked 413 in the world, told AFP in Zhuhai. “I think it would be probably a bit naive and silly to think that would be the case. “I do feel like tennis-wise I can still compete at the highest level in terms of my skill, it’s just whether physically I can get to a high enough level to be competitive right at the top. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters “I’ve still got quite a ways to go in that respect, I don’t know exactly where the end point is. “Probably until I stop improving, I’ll then have to make a call (about his future). “If my improvement stopped today, I probably wouldn’t be happy playing at the level I’m at just now.” – No fears of retirement – ========================== Murray, who surged to the top of the world rankings in 2016, plays Tennys Sandgren, ranked 69, at the inaugural event in Zhuhai, southern China this week. Last month, in only his second singles match since his operation, Murray narrowly lost to the American. The Briton then competed in a lower-level Challenger event in Spain, as he attempts to rebuild his creaking body for the rigours of elite tennis. Although Murray lost in the last 16 in Mallorca against the unheralded Matteo Viola, he was pleased he came through three matches in four days without any complications. Murray says that he is enjoying the comeback journey, but having several months away from tennis changed his perspective and he is now “looking forward” to retirement. “Tennis has always been a huge part of my life, but I realised probably then that actually my health was the most important thing for a happy life and I had always probably been worried about what life might look like after tennis,” he said. “I had a glimpse these last few months and it was brilliant. “I was just in no pain, just doing lots of different things, hanging out with friends and family, and it was great. “So I am looking forward to when I do stop playing eventually. “But while I am not in pain just now, I will try to keep playing tennis because I enjoy it.” – ‘Not enjoying it’ – ===================== After Zhuhai, the China Open in Beijing and the Shanghai Masters, Murray will return to Europe to compete in the European Open in Antwerp, making it a testing next month. Winning “a couple of matches” at each tournament would be a success, he said, with building up his speed and stamina the priorities on the tortuous road to recovery. If that sounds like low expectations, Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion and Olympic gold medallist, is just happy being pain-free. “The last two, three years — two years for sure — I was not enjoying playing, I wasn’t enjoying training,” he said. “I was not enjoying any of it because it was painful and uncomfortable.”last_img read more

Im curious Sarah on Sex and the City characters

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first_imgLos Angeles: Sarah Jessica Parker says she hopes to find where the characters of her hit TV show ‘Sex and the City’ would be in the current social media age. The actor, who famously played Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series, shared her thoughts on the possibility of a reboot after the show ended in 2004. “I’d like to see where all of them are. I’m curious, the world has changed, ever since the (first) movie (debuted in 2008). I mean, the world has changed so much (with) technology and social media,” Parker told Entertainment Tonight. A third installment was announced in 2016 but was later cancelled the following year. As per rumours Kim Cattrall’s “demands” were responsible for the movie being shelved, a speculation, which the actor had denied earlier.last_img read more

Raj Rally driver Gaurav booked for culpable homicide after fatal crash

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first_imgBarmer: Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill and his navigator were booked on Sunday on charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder after their car rammed into a motorcycle during the National Rally Championship race here killing a couple and their son, police said.A police official said companies involved in the event — Maxperienace, Mahindra, JK Tyres, MRF Tyres and the Federation of Motor Sports Club of India — have also been named in the FIR in connection with the Saturday accident. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The FIR was registered with Samdari police station at 2 am Sunday under section 304 of IPC against G. Gill and M Sherif , Additional Superintendent of Police Khinv Singh said. Under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), the maximum punishment is life imprisonment. “The complaint was given by the son of the deceased. The names were written on the vehicle that hit a motorcycle killing three on the spot on Saturday,” Singh said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe victims were identified as Narendra Kumar, his wife Pushpa Devi and their son Jitendra. Angry villagers and family members of the deceased did not allow shifting of bodies from the accident site demanding arrest of those involved, compensation and a government job to a kin. However, they relented on Sunday evening following talks with administration and police officials. “The bodies were shifted for postmortem on Sunday evening. Discussions on the demands are going on,” another police official said.last_img read more

Dutee hopes to run personal best and reach finals in World Cships

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first_imgNew Delhi: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand has set herself a target of reaching the finals of the women’s 100m dash in the World Championships starting in Doha on September 27 with a personal best timing. Dutee, who these days has been training at night similar to her competition schedule in Doha, said she is determined to make amends of her disappointing performance in the last edition of the event in 2017 London. “I hope to run my best in Doha, that is my target. I could not reach the semifinals last time but I am hoping to reach the finals this time. It will not be easy but I will be really happy if I do that,” Dutee told PTI. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuIn the 2017 London World Championships, Dutee ran a disappointing 12.07 second in the heats and failed to reach the semifinals. Dutee could not touch the Doha World Championships qualification mark of 11.24 seconds but her personal best effort of 11.26 seconds, which is also the national record, during the Asian Championships in Doha in April, ensured that she was among the maximum target number of competitors for the event. “I am training at night these days around 7pm to 8pm to adjust to my race timings in Doha and my preparations are going well. Let us see what happens in Doha,” said the 23-year-old Odisha athlete, who became the first top Indian athlete to have confessed to same sex relationship. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersDutee, who became the first Indian to win a 100m gold in a global event during the World University Games in July, has been training with her coach N Ramesh at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. In Doha, she will run in the women’s 100m heats on September 28 at 4:30pm local time and 7pm Indian time. She, however, is not hoping to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics from the World Championships — for which the qualification standard is a tough 11.15 seconds. “It is the end of the season and I have run a lot of races this year. So, I have to see how far I can push my body to run faster. It will be difficult to run that mark (11.15). It is not only for me but for other athletes also,” Dutee said. “I am not running any more competitive race and I have to try next year for Olympics qualification,” said Dutee, who has run 15 competitive races this season (3 Indian Prix, 3 in Fed Cup, 3 in National Inter-State, 3 in World Universiade and 3 in Asian Championships). The biennial World Championships are normally held not later than August but in view of the heat in Doha, the showpiece event is being pushed to September end to early October. The late season fixture and the heat, which will be still high, may impact the timings of the athletes.last_img read more

INX Media case Chidambaram denies CBI claim of using FM office for

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first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media corruption case, on Monday denied in the Delhi High Court that he used the office of the finance minister for personal gain. In a rejoinder to the CBI’s reply on his bail plea, the former finance minister said a a look out circular has already been issued against him and it is preposterous to allege that he is a flight risk and can evade the process of law. CBI in its reply on Friday opposed Chidambaram’s bail plea in the corruption case, saying it is a “gravest case of economic offences” and the magnitude of financial embezzlement and misuse of high public office disentitles him for any relief. Justice Suresh Kait is scheduled to hear Chidambaram’s bail plea later in the day.last_img read more

Girl gangraped inside moving car in UP 2 arrested

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first_imgAzamgarh (UP): A 16 year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by two men in a moving car at a village under Saraimeer police station area here, following which the accused were arrested, police said on Tuesday. The girl, a student of class 11, was returning from school on Saturday when she was abducted by the two men in a car who then raped and later left her near a pond, Superintendent of Police Triveni Singh said. The girl somehow reached home and narrated the incident, following which an FIR was registered on Sunday and both the youth — Sikander and Rishi — have been arrested, the police officer said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The vehicle in which the crime took place had black film on the window panes, Singh said and rejected reports that the school in which the girl was studying has expelled her after the incident. “There is no truth in these reports and I have verified it myself. Action will be taken against those spreading the rumour,” the police officer added. Nizamabad sub-divisional magistrate Priyanka said the girl is a student of inter-college. “Her name is still enrolled in the college, and news of her name struck off from the school is wrong,” she said. District Magistrate N P Singh said, “I have taken cognizance of the entire incident. The crime committed against the girl comes under the ambit of POCSO Act, and we will arrange financial assistance to her under Rani Laxmi Bai fund. Every possible help will be given to the girl.”last_img read more

33yrold unemployed man murders father injures mother and brother too

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first_imgGurugram: A 33-year-old unemployed man brutally murdered his father by slitting his throat. He also did not spare his mother and younger brother when they tried to intervene and also injured them with the kitchen knife when they tried to stop him from committing the crime.The two have been admitted in Safdarjung hospital in Delhi where they are receiving treatment. The deceased has been identified as 64-year-old Sushil Mehta and his murder have been identified as Rishabh. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe incident occurred in Shivaji Nagar on Monday evening. According to law enforcement officials, Rishabh had an argument with his father in the evening on an issue that flared up to the extent that he attacked he slit his father in the fit of rage. His anger did not end there and he even attacked his mother and younger brother with the knife when they came to stop him. Officials in Gurugram highlight that Rishabh was suffering from the mental disease and his taking such extreme step may be a cause of that disease. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe 33-year-old was eventually caught by the neighbours and handed over to the police. “As per our investigation, we have come to know that Rishabh was suffering from the mental disease and this may be one of the main reason for him taking such an extreme step. We, however, are investigating for more detail and aspects in the case. As of now, we are waiting for the mother and son to recover,” said a senior official from Gurugram police.last_img read more

Partha inaugurates Vidyasagar Academy

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first_imgKolkata: The bicentenary celebration of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was observed in the city and districts with enthusiasm on Thursday.State Education minister Partha Chatterjee inaugurated the Vidyasagar Academy and released two books, namely Amader Vidyasagar and Chotoder Vidyasagar, to create awareness about the life and work of Vidyasagar among the students and youths. A bronze statue of Vidyasagar was installed at Vidyasagar College during the day. The state government has already created the Vidyasagar Chair at Calcutta University and Vidyasagar University. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has recently announced that Birsingha village in West Midnapore will come up as an educational tourist hub. A gate will also be installed at the entrance of the village. Meanwhile, the teachers of Bengali have urged the government to introduce the same spelling for some Bengali words across the state. They said that different dictionaries are giving different spellings and this is creating confusion among the students and the teachers. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe teachers who correct the Bengali scripts of Madhyamik, Higher Seccondary examinations and even exams at the graduation and post-graduation level, find it difficult to check the spellings. They maintained that the state government should publish a book to bring symmetry in spelling, which should be followed in every school and college in the state. Vidyasagar had played a major role in spreading Bengali among the children. He wrote Barnaparichay to introduce Bengali alphabets to the school-goers. He also wrote Byakaron Kaumadi to introduce school children to Sanskrit. He had translated several English and Sanskrit books to Bengali as well. Vidyasagar had set up 32 schools for girls in a span of 10 years. He was also the key figure in introducing widow remarriage. He set up Metropolitan School and Metropolitan College, which later became Vidyasagar College, the country’s first private college.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

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