Mumbai, Feb 22 (PTI) Axar Patel put up a fine exhibition of his all-round talent to pilot Reliance One to a 38-run win over ONGC in the final round of league matches in the 12th IDBI Federal Life Insurance DY Patil T20 cricket tournament, here today. The left-handed batsman smashed an unbeaten 82 off 43 balls with six sixes and five fours and then picked up 2 for 28 with his left-arm spin to help Reliance One post a comfortable victory. State Bank of Hyderabad got the better of Indian Oil by eight runs, while State Bank of Travancore beat CAG by 27 runs.In another match DY Patil A defeated Tata Spots Club by 24 runs.Tomorrows quarter-final line-up:Reliance One v DY Patil B; Central Railway v Mumbai Customs; BPCL v State Bank of Hyderabad; DY Patil A v CAG.Brief scores: State Bank of Travancore 171-7 in 20 overs (Tejas CM 58, Abhishek Mohan 48; Imtiyaz Ahmed 3-43) beat CAG 144-9 in 20 overs (Ankit Sharma 36, Bravesh Shetty 34; Fabid Farook 3-23, Abhishek Mohan 2-33, Vinod Kumar 2-25) by 27 runs.State Bank of Hyderabad 174-9 in 20 overs (Denay Devi Prince 95, B Sumanth 30) beat Indian Oil 166-8 in 20 overs (Pinal Shah 42, Ravikant Shukla 36, Khizar Dafedar 30; Ahmad Quadri 2-21, Akash Bhandari 2-21) by 8 runs.Reliance One 159-7 in 20 overs (Axar Patel 83 not out, Akshdeep Nath 31) beat ONGC (Nitish Rana 52; Yuzvendra Chahal 3-26; Yogesh Nagar 2-12, Axar Patel 2-28) by 38 runs.DY Patil A 184-6 in 20 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 46, Shoeb Shaikh 36 not out, Swapnil Singh 31; Sujit Nayak 2-18, Akbar Khan 2-42) beat Tata Sports Club 160-7 in 20 overs (Praful Waghela 38, Sairaj Patil 36; Shubham Ranjane 2-29, Piyush Chawla 2-40) by 24 runs. PTI SSR NRB SSC SSC BASadvertisement
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A tiny eversion clamp, not larger than a thumbnail, is all set to revolutionise the way doctors operate on blood vessels apart from reducing cost and complications of surgeries.The clamp called Nstomoz has been developed by Anand Parikh, an M.Tech student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.One of the most complicated jobs of a junior surgeon involves reconnecting blood vessels, a process known as vascular anastomosis. Sheer practicing for years helps specialists including in vascular, cardiovascular, plastic and transplant surgeons master it.One wrong stitch can lead to various serious complications such as thickening of the inner-most layer of the blood vessel, tunica intima.The process is so delicate that sometimes trauma patients’ limbs are severed in lack of specialists to suture blood vessels.”It’s tough for beginners. Some are so disappointed with their skill levels that they stop doing it altogether,” said Dr Narayanamurthy who has been teaching microvascular surgeries for 15 years, according to TOI .Around five years ago, the surgeon briefed engineers in the department of engineering design at IIT-Madras about the need for devices that could help people like him.Two years ago, Parikh decided to develop a clamp for micro vascular surgeries as a part of his engineering project. “I spent several days listening to doctors and watched them perform surgeries. I realised that the procedure was complex and long because the blood vessels collapse when they suture it,” he said.Clamps are used to stop blood flow into vessels that need to be sutured. Conventionally, once a surgeon clips the vessels with these clamps, it shrinks, making it tough for them to perform the end-to-end stitches. Nstomoz has been developed to ensure that the vessel does not collapse.advertisementThis innovation even bagged the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award for the product earlier this month.While testing in the lab, the clamp helped surgeons’ suture blood vessels at twice the speed of the conventional method. The team is now looking at various options for manufacturing these clamps for the market.”We have filed for two patents. The product will be launched from the incubation ecosystem of IIT Madras,” said Venkatesh Balasubramanian, department of engineering design professor.Check: Limit on weight of school bags to apply on all schools: Maharashtra govtClick here to get more education news.Get latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here.
Suryakumar Yadav’s 49-ball 60 was the backbone of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) run chase as they hunted down Rising Pune Supergiants’ 160/5 with two wickets and three balls to spare in a closely-fought Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday.With the win, KKR go atop the points table with four wins from five matches. Yusuf Pathan (36) and Andre Russell (17) were the other major contributors for KKR. Albie Morkel and Rajat Bhatia picked up two wickets each for the hosts.Chasing a target of 161, KKR got off to a disastrous start as Robin Uthappa was adjudged leg-before-wicket off Albie’s very first delivery of the innings. But then skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar got together to put on a breezy 31-run partnership of just 2.3 overs.Unluckily for KKR, Gambhir was run out as he misjudged a double. His desperate dive to make the ground was not enough as Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the bails off in a flash. (This is how Suryakumar Yadav sealed the game for KKR in thrilling chase )But the visitors kept the scoreboard ticking at a rapid pace and with six overs gone, they were 59/2. Shakib Al Hasan (3) then played on a Rajat Bhatia delivery in the next over which helped Pune pull back things a little.KKR thereafter managed just 19 runs till the 10th over. But then Suryakumar and Pathan, who finally found some rhythm in the competition, put on a pacy 51-run partnership. Pathan hit two huge sixes en route to his 36 but then was trapped right in front of the stumps by Rajat.advertisementThough it dented KKR a bit, West Indies all rounder Andre Russell once again brought down the asking rate by hitting Ankit Sharma for two sixes in the 17th over.Although Russell holed out in the deep thereafter, KKR was within touching distance and they finally got home with Umesh Yadav hitting the winning runs.Earlier, a late cameo from Mahendra Singh Dhoni (23) and Ajinkya Rahane’s 52-ball 67 helped Rising Pune Supergiants manage a challenging total.For the Knights, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Rajagopal Sathish and Umesh Yadav bagged a wicket each. Pune got off to a brisk start with 11 runs coming off the third over. But with 24 runs on the board Faf Du Plesis was cleaned up by left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan.The wicket put the brakes on the scoring rate and the Supergiants only managed to score 31/1 by the end of the powerplay. But then Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith together tried to knit a partnership. The duo ran hard between the wickets and picked up the occasional boundary even though KKR kept them on a tight lease.However, after a stand of 56, Smith – who was looking dangerous – was run-out with Rajagopal Satish taking the bails off at the non-striker’s end in the 13th over.Satish then picked up Thisara Perera and Narine got rid off Rahane as Pune were left struggling at 119/4.With a few big shots from Albie Morkel and Dhoni’s late fireworks the Supergiants got to a fighting total with the last over from Morne Morkel yielding 17 vital runs.Brief scores:Rising Pune Supergiants: A160/5 (Ajinkya Rahane 67, Steve Smith 31; Shakib Al Hasan 1/14) vs Kolkata Knight Riders: 162/8 (Suryakumar Yadav 60, Yusuf Pathan 36; Rajat Bhatia 2/19)
Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, May 4 (PTI) A sketch of the suspect in the brutal rape and murder of 30-year old Dalit woman in Kerala was released by police today even as a postmortem revealed 38 big and small wounds on her body. No arrests have been made so far in connection with the murder of the woman, a law student, in her small wayside house in Perumbavoor on April 28, though three persons have been picked up for questioning. The shocking incident also had its echo in Rajya Sabha with members demanding exemplary punishment for the culprits while the state government assured stern action. On the investigation side, Police released a sketch of a suspect while the post-mortem conducted at Alapuzha Medical College Hospital confirmed that she was subjected to brutal torture and rape and her body bore 38 wounds big and small. With the incident snowballing into an embarrassment for the state which is in the midst of campaign for May 16 assembly elections, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Opposition leader V S Achutanandan visited the mother of the victim at Perumbavoor Taluk Hospital. While Chandy dismissed reports that the case had weakened following the delay in arresting the culprits, he assured that government would spare no efforts in bringing the culprits to book. The government later in the day announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the woman, who was found brutally murdered at her house in Perumbavoor. A government job will also be provided to the sister of the woman, an official press release said. CPI(M) veteran V S Achutanandan attacked the government and demanded that a new probe team be constituted. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan criticised the government over the delay in the arrest of the accused. Kerala State Commission for SC/ST has taken up the matter while the state Human Rights Commission has said the crime branch should investigate the case. In the RajyaSabha, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien described the incident as “most shameful for every Keralite” while the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it had “crossed all limits and was inhuman”. Social Justice Minister, Thawar Chand Gehlot, said he will be visiting Perumbavoor tomorrow to meet the victims mother and younger sister and “help them in getting justice”. National Womens Commission member, Rekha sharma, who visited the victims mother today, said “a 30-year-old woman if she is not secure in her own house, where is she secure? “If the streets are not secure, even the house is not secure for girls, where will they go?” she asked. PTI TEAM TGB UD VS GSN GSNadvertisement
In yet another setback for Sushil Kumar, the double Olympic-medallist has been omitted from the Wrestling Federation of India’s Rio Preparatory camp, which is scheduled to begin in Sonepat from Wednesday, as only the quota place earning wrestlers have been included in the list.Narsingh included As per rules, Narsingh Pancham Yadav has been included in the men’s 74kg freestyle division for the camp as he had acquired the berth at the World Championship last year, while Sushil’s name does not figure. (Also read: Sushil vs Narsingh debate to be settled soon) “The Rio preparatory camp is starting on Wednesday and all those wrestlers who have earned Olympic quota places are being included in the camp,” a WFI official told PTI. “But if Sushil wants to be a part of the camp, he is most welcome,” he added.The camp was earlier supposed to begin from tomorrow but has now been postponed to Wednesday. Although in every weight category there would be more than one wrestler at the camp, including 74kg, to give the Rio-bound athletes a good practice, WFI said all the qualified grapplers chose their sparring partners and the Federation had no say in that. (Also read: Sushil adamant on trial against Narsingh to determine Olympic berth)Personal animosity Explaining Sushil’s exclusion, the official said: “It is important to allow the wrestlers to opt for their own sparring partners because that would protect them from any unwarranted injury or harm during the camp. There might be problems if there is some personal animosity between the two grapplers. That’s why WFI did not choose any partner.”advertisementSushil-Narsingh trial? Meanwhile, WFI denied getting any instruction from the government regarding the conduct of trials in 74kg between Sushil and Narsingh.”So far, no directions have come from the government. There may be something in the coming days. But as of now, there is nothing.”PM to come to the rescue? With WFI not showing much interest in conducting a trial in 74kg, fearing demands from other wrestlers in remaining seven weight categories India has earned for Rio, Sushil has already taken the matter to the doorsteps of Prime Minister’s Office.The 32-year-old has also appealed to the Sports Ministry, IOA, WFI and fans to give him a chance to undergo a trial for the Rio Games, as according to the rules, quota belongs to the country and not to a particular wrestler.
France launched an app to alert users to attacks on Wednesday, two days before the Euro 2016 soccer championship gets underway under a state of emergency imposed after militant Islamists struck Paris in November.The Interior Ministry app, called SAIP, flashes a warning on a user’s mobile phone screen if there is an attack close to their location or suspicion of an imminent strike. Users can also request alerts for up to eight geographic areas, including individual districts in the capital.First impressions on social media were mixed.”‘Things are getting better?’ The creation of #SAIP leaves you thinking that, at least in terms of security, it’s not really the case,” said one Twitter user, referring to President Francois Hollande’s mantra that life for the French is improving.”Not very reassuring, but it is useful,” said another Twitter user.Britain this week cautioned fans travelling to France for the tournament that stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs were “potential targets for terrorist attacks”, echoing warnings from French intelligence agencies and the United States.
New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) India, Japan and the US today kicked off their marine war games, Malabar Exercise, close to the South China Sea as they focus on deeper military ties and greater interoperability amid rising tensions in the region.The Indian Navy said that their ships Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch are participating in the 20th edition of the naval exercise in consonance with Indias Act East Policy and growing ties among the three countries.The exercise will support maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region and benefit the global maritime community, the navy said.The exercise assumes significance as it is being conducted close to South China Sea at a time when Chinese assertiveness in the region is a raging issue.India and the US have regularly conducted the annual exercise since 1992. Since 2007, Malabar has been held alternatively off India and in the Western Pacific. Last year, it was conducted off Chennai and included participation of Japan.While the harbour phase of the exercise started today at Sasebo, the sea phase in the Pacific Ocean will be held from June 14 to 17.”The primary aim of this exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies and develop common understanding of procedures for Maritime Security Operations,” the statement said.Indian ships participating in the exercise are from the Eastern Fleet and include INS Sahyadri and INS Satpura, indigenously built guided missile stealth frigates, INS Shakti, a modern fleet tanker and support ship, and INS Kirch, an indigenous guided missile corvette.advertisementThe US Navy will be represented by aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis (CVN 74), Ticonderoga class Cruiser USS Mobile Bay and Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Stockdale and USS Chung Hoon, all carrying helicopters.In addition, one nuclear-powered submarine, carrier wing aircraft and long-range maritime patrol aircraft will also participate in the exercise.Japan will be represented by Hyuga, a helicopter carrier with SH 60 K integral choppers and long-range maritime patrol aircraft, besides other advanced warships for specific parts of the exercise.Additionally, the Special Forces (SF) of the three navies will also interact during the exercise. PTI SAP SMN SC SMN
Lewis Hamilton doesn’t think he got every last millisecond from his Mercedes Silver Arrow in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday.No matter, he’ll be in good position to squeeze out every last bit of speed in the race on Sunday.The defending champion claimed his fifth pole in seven races so far this Formula One season, completing the completing the 2.71-mile (4.36-km) Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute, 12.812 seconds. He finished 0.062 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg, who will start next to him in the front row.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel also beat 1:13 by just one-hundredth of a second at 1:12.990. In all, eight cars were within one second of Hamilton’s time.”It doesn’t matter how far you were ahead, as long as you’re ahead,” said Hamilton, who will be on the pole in Montreal for the fifth time. “It was great to see how close we all were. I think that’s great for the fans. It could be interesting tomorrow.”Hamilton’s true goal on a track where he’s won four times already is to cut into Rosberg’s lead in the championship standings. After winning the first four races this season, the German has 106 points to 82 for Hamilton, who closed the gap with a victory last week in Monaco (Rosberg was seventh).”The team was on, to show that we’re the fastest,” Rosberg said. “Tomorrow, everything is possible. The weather is all over the place. We’ll see.”Vettel, who posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s practice, was third in qualifying.advertisement”I wanted to get below the 13-(second) mark because I knew it would be very close with the Mercedes,” said Vettel, the four-time world champion who won here in 2013. “Maybe I was not greedy enough.”Daniel Ricciardo was fourth two weeks after his Red Bull team squandered a chance at a victory in Monaco by not having his tires ready when it called him in for a pit stop. Teammate Max Verstappen, who with his victory in Spain is the only non-Mercedes to take the checkered flag this season, will be fifth on the grid on Sunday.Kimi Raikkonen, in the other Ferrari, was sixth.The day was not all easy for Hamilton: He skidded off course during his first lap of the final qualifying session, but he was able to avoid hitting anything.Others weren’t so lucky.Early in the second qualifying, Carlos Sainz hit the “Wall of Champions” in the final turn, bringing the session to a pause. The wall takes its name from crashes that in 1999 claimed the cars of Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve. More recently, Jenson Button, Juan Pablo Montoya and Vettel have all hit the wall.Vettel radioed in late in qualifying that he brushed the wall and took “a little bit off the rims” but said his car was fine. Ricciardo also rubbed the wall slightly.”I brushed the Wall of Champions,” Vettel said afterwards. “So I’ve done that. Don’t have to tomorrow.”Intermittent rain may have led to the biggest crash of the day, when Kevin Magnussen hit the wall in Turn 7, cutting the session 8 minutes short; he was not able to make it back in time for qualifying.”What can you say? Obviously I wanted to be driving rather than watching qualifying,” he said. “The damp conditions caught me out in the morning and the walls are pretty unforgiving, as we saw. I feel for my crew as they have a lot of work to do. I’ll be doing everything I can to make amends in the race tomorrow.”
The new deal brings the Jeep sponsorship to 42 million euros per year, which could become 46 million with bonuses. That comes after brand sponsor Adidas in December modified its eight-year deal through 2026-27 for a total of 408 million euros plus bonuses — for a base rate of 51 million euros per season.Also at a shareholders meeting Thursday, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli announced plans to build a new stadium for the club’s women’s team — which is the two-time defending Serie A champion — to share with the Under-23 squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DOJ chief: Not more than 10 freed convicts surrendered after President’s order PLAY LIST 00:54DOJ chief: Not more than 10 freed convicts surrendered after President’s order06:18Of ’tilapia’ and women: More money-making schemes inside Bilibid exposed03:38Cops free arrested Chinese drug lords for as much as P50M – Ex-CIDG chief02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man Juventus’ Paulo Dybala celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group D soccer match against Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)TURIN, Italy— Juventus will now be making more than $100 million per season from its jersey sponsorships.The club announced a 25 million euro ($28 million) increase annually in sponsorship from Jeep automobiles, which like Juventus is controlled by Exor, the Agnelli family holding company.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Bucks beat Rockets, spoiling Westbrook-Harden reunion Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial admits to having heard of it, but said that the trade proposal that would send Ray Parks, this year’s second overall Draft choice, to TNT from Blackwater has yet to reach the league’s offices.“We haven’t received any papers yet,” the executive told the Inquirer over the phone on Thursday as the league took a break in observance of All-Saints’ Day and will resume operations on Sunday with the regular Governors’ Cup doubleheader at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Duathletes also aiming for SEAG sweep Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Reports of the trade made rounds on social media late Wednesday, shortly after Parks and the Elite lost to crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra.And until an official trade transaction among the teams is forwarded to the Commissioner’s Office, Marcial, obviously, cannot act on it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“The earliest the trade committee can examine the proposal is either on Sunday or Monday,” added Marcial.A TNT official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the transaction is “not (yet) official.” Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis View comments
Bengaluru, Aug 23 (PTI) Rio Olympian and Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for a suspected Zika virus infection, has tested positive for swine flu and will be out of action for at least two months, doctors said today. “Sudha Singh who has been undergoing treatment for a suspected Zika virus is suffering from H1N1, known as swine flu virus,” Dr Sarala of Sports Authority of India told PTI here. Sudha had participated in the womens 3000m steeplechase competition at Rio Olympics. Dr Sarala also said Sudha will be out of competitive action for the next two to three months, but subject to how fast she recovers from H1N1 virus infection. “It will take Sudha Singh two to three weeks to get discharged from the hospital, depending upon her health condition,” she said. Sudha, who returned from Rio Olympics with fever and bodyache last week, was admitted to Fortis Hospital the same day on August 20 for a suspected Zika virus diagnosis. The doctors had collected the blood samples of Sudha and had sent them to Virology Institute in Pune for Zika virus testing. “The doctors had taken blood samples to avoid risk factors. The samples were sent to Virology Institute in Pune and results reached us today afternoon. The report confirmed Sudha was suffering from H1N1 virus,” Dr Sarala said. Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state government will bear the medical expenses of Sudha and wished her speedy recovery, according to a communique from Chief Minister Office. The CMO also asked Karnataka Olympic Association President Govinda Raju to visit the hospital and ensure best medical care for her. Sudha had qualified for the Rio Games during the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi in April, where she clocked nine minutes 26.55 seconds. Before the commencement of the Rio Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association had issued a detailed advisory to all the athletes and support staff in view of the Zika virus scare in Brazil. PTI BDN KSU CMadvertisement
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Former hockey players have revived the longstanding demand for Bharat Ratna to late hockey legend Dhyan Chand with some saying the “wizard” should have been given the honour ahead of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.Former captains Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal, Dilip Tirkey and Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar on Sunday gathered at Jantar Mantar with other former players in the hope that the government will fulfill their demand and confer Bharat Ratna to the legend who guided India to Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. (Former hockey players demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand)”We have all gathered here in the hope that dada Dhyan Chand gets the honour which is long overdue. But we can only hope that he gets it. It is the political will that matters. The same was the case when Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the honour (in 2014). It makes no difference to his stature, whether dada gets the award or not. But he should get it as he is most deserving for the recognition,” Iqbal told PTI.The clamour for the award to Dhyan Chand has resurfaced after he missed out on the honour in 2013 when Tendulkar was chosen for the country’s highest civilian honour ahead of the hockey legend. Even the sports and home ministry recommending Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna did not prove to be enough when UPA was in power.Ajit Pal, who captained India to victory in 1975 World Cup, said Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson to get the honour.advertisement”People world over know him. He is known as a wizard of hockey and we have heard so many stories about him. If any sportsperson deserves the honour, it is him. He should have been the first one to get it. He played and won gold medals when India used to travel on bullock carts, there was extreme poverty. His sacrifice for the game is huge. The earlier governments erred in not giving him the award. I hope this government rectifies this mistake,” said Pal.On Tendulkar getting the recognition ahead of Dhyan Chand, Pal added: “I don’t want to compare any sportsperson with him. Dhyan Chand played when we were still under British rule. The rewards that you see nowadays for winning medals were not there at that time.”It was an era where one played for the applause and not for monetary benefits because there were none. I hope he is not disrespected anymore and gets what is long overdue.”Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar said it is sad that hockey fraternity has been forced to repeatedly remind the government.”He has been a father figure for us in hockey. Countless have picked up the game after being inspired by him and gone on to bring laurels for India. They looked up to the era of 1928, 1932 and 1936 and it is still binding the game. It is not a good feeling that we have all gathered here to demand Bharat Ratna for him. The government should have decided on it long ago,” he said.”I don’t want to go into who got it before Dhyan Chand Ji. All we care about is that he should be bestowed with the honour. It is long overdue. Hopefully this central government will pay heed to our demand. If they don’t want to give, they should make it clear once and for all. We don’t want to be kept in the dark anymore,” Ashok Kumar added.Former captain Tirkey said Dhyan Chand not getting his due is a classic case of discriminatory attitude towards sports.”It is sad that we discriminate between sports. It is even sadder that we are demanding an award for him. He played when there was no recognition, no media. All I want to say is that we request the government to do the needful as soon as possible,” Tirkey said.Other former players in attendance were Ashish Ballal, AB Subbaiah and Mohammed Riaz.(With PTI inputs)
Brazil’s Senate decided that former President Dilma Rousseff, who was removed from office earlier on Wednesday, should not be barred from holding public office.Senators voted 42-36 to allow Rousseff to maintain her political rights, short of the two-thirds needed to bar her. Under Brazilian law, a dismissed president is prevented from holding any government job, even teaching posts at state universities.Rousseff’s impeachment brought an end to 13 years of leftist rule in South America’s largest country. She is charged with manipulating the budget during her tenure and taking illegal state loans which forced Brazil to plummet into recession. However, she denied the charges against her and insisted that they were the right-wing party’s attempt to malign her.Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil’s first female president in 2011 and re-elected to a second term in 2014.(With inputs from Reuters)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the international break has made his plans for the Manchester derby a bit more “complicated” than he would have liked, especially with his South American players returning a day before the clash.With a bulk of the United squad away on international duty and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic being given an extended break, Mourinho has been left with almost none of first team players to work with since Saturday’s last-gasp win over Hull City. (Also read: Marcus Rashford scores late, earns Man United 1-0 win at Hull)The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager will also have first-choice right back Antonio Valencia and squad players, goalkeeper Sergio Romero and defender Marcos Rojo, arrive at the club’s training ground, 24 hours before the Sept. 10 fixture. “We keep eight outfield players and Sam Johnstone as the goalkeeper. We are going to lose the others and we don’t know the way they train, the way they recover, the life they are going to have with their national teams,” Mourinho told MUTV.”Some are coming back on the Monday before the Manchester City match but some are coming back on Friday. The day before Man City, we will still have Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo and Valencia arriving.”It will be a complicated process but we know it is like this when we have these players. And I would love all of the players to go because it would mean that everybody is being selected for their national teams.”There was little love lost between Mourinho and Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola when the Portuguese was in charge at Madrid and the Spaniard led Barcelona. (Also read: Can Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho walk the talk in the Premier League?)advertisementThey will renew hostilities after the international break at Old Trafford with both sides protecting 100 percent records after three Premier League matches.
From M ZulqernainLahore, Sep 15 (PTI) At least six people were killed and more than 150 injured today when a Karachi-bound passenger train collided with a freight train near Multan in Pakistans Punjab province.The incident took place near Bucch railway station in Sher Shah area.It occurred when a man reportedly was overrun by a freight train and the driver stopped it to take out the body, said police official Nadir Chattha.In the meantime, Awam Express heading on the same line collided with the stationary goods train. “The Awam Express driver was given the redsignal but he couldnot stop the train in timeand the collisiontook place,” said a senior railways General Manager Javed Anwar, adding an inquiry committee has been constituted to probe the matter.The passenger train whichhit the freight train from the rear was moving reportedlyat aspeed of over 100 km per hour.The collision wrecked the engine and power van, and overturned four bogies of Awam Express, he added.The incident left at least six people dead and wounded over 150, out of which 18 were said to be in serious condition, said rescue official Abdul Jabbar.”Many passengerswere rescued after cutting the coaches. The rescue operation completed in four hours or so and all injured have been shifted to Nishter and other hospitals of Multan,” he said, adding most of the passengers were sleeping at the time of collusion. He said four coaches of the passenger trainhave completely been destroyed in the accident.A delay was initially observed in response by rescue services due to Eid holidays, according to sources. Relief works were also affected as darkness prevailed in the vicinity.advertisementThe passenger train was enroute to Karachi from Peshawar.Meanwhile, authorities have imposed emergency at Multans Nishtar Medical Hospital and Shahbaz Sharif Hospital.Earlier, railway authorities ordered investigations into the accident.Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan expressed their grief over the incident and directed the authorities concerned to provide best medical treatment to the injured. PTI MZ UZM ABH UZM
Jhajharia lauded the Sports Ministry for its Jhajharia lauded the Sports Ministry for its unprecedented support for the para athletes in the build-up to the Rio Paralympics. “The ministry spent a lot of money this time for the Paralympians. This was unprecedented. I was under Target Olympic Podium scheme and I trained for three months in Finland before the Rio Olympics,” he said. “The gold I won in Rio was due to the Finland training. The conditions and facilities there was fantastic and that made a difference to my preparation. I thank sports ministry for sending me to Finland,” said Jhajharia who trained in Finland with his personal coach Sunil Tanwar. “The Indian contingent did very well in Rio Paralympics. If the ministry continue to support para athletes like this, our performance in international events will keep on improving. I think we will do even better in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics,” he said. Asked about his future plans, Jhajharia said he will take rest for a few months before the start of IPC World Athletics Championships next year in London. “It has been a hectic training schedule before Rio Paralympics and then the Paralympics itself. So, it has been hectic four-five months. I will take rest for a while and start training for IPC World Championships in London next year. That is the biggest event coming up and on my radar,” he added. Jhajharia met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday at his official residence and the para athlete said it was one of his most cherished moments. “The Prime Minister told me my achievements will inspire the nation in seeking sporting excellence and he told me to continue to bring laurels for the country. “I have met three Prime Ministers so far and among them he (PM Modi) is the most knowledgeable about sports and to me he is a man of action with a lot of zeal. I feel under him, Indian sport can move ahead fast,” he added. PTI PDS SSC SSCadvertisement
After Leicester City’s title win last year and Champions League run in this one, people would have happily settled with the idea of the ‘greatest fairytale ever’ in football history. After earning promotion to the Premier League in 2014-15 by winning the Championship, they were perhaps ‘THE’ choice to go down, especially, after being at the bottom of the table for more than four and a half months. Nigel Pearson’s men however, scripted a fantastic comeback and put together a run of seven wins from their last nine fixtures to survive comfortably and the rest as they say is history.Well, for football fans however, history might be re-written soon enough. A small team set up in 2009 have been making the headlines off late in the not so followed competition of Germany – RB Leipzig.Dominated by Bayern Munich and Bayern Munich only followed by Borussia Dortmund briefly, the Bundesliga has been always overshadowed by the fancier Premier League and the mercurial duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga. But, 12 games into the season and with the winter break coming soon, Leipzig has reached the peak, surprising the football fraternity largely. (Also read: From predators to prey, Bayern Munich must turn corner)Reuters PhotoSet up seven years back, energy drink company Red Bull walked in and bought the club’s licence, built the club’s character completely from the scratch – from the badge to the nickname and set out on an ambitious journey: reach the Bundesliga in eight years.advertisementThe largest city from the federal state of Saxony, Germany, did one better – they took seven.After seven years of hard work and little bit of help from Borussia Dortmund, a team they defeated 1-0 with a gutsy performance on Matchday 2, they are on top of the table – leading Bayern Munich by three points.THEY ARE HATEDComing from East Germany and being the only club in the top flight from that part of the country, it hasn’t helped Leipzig’s cause as such. The two parts are still very different from one another and the tension hasn’t eased out yet, thus, making life for the newbies really hard in Bundesliga in terms of popularity.Red Bull funded them largely and handed them a large transfer budget and in the process earned more haters as they were accused of overspending. They were the Bundesliga’s biggest net spenders on 45 million pounds last summer, but only the third highest behind Borussia Dortmund (100 million pounds, net 1 million pounds) and Bayern Munich (63 million pounds, net 16 million pounds). Red Bull’s ownership was also a controversial move as a German club has to have 51% public ownership and Red Bull bypassed it, creating major issues for the team. They have shoved everybody aside in the lower rungs as they made their way up after buying a small Leipzig club in 2009. They only have 17 club members and all of them are Red Bull employees. It takes 900 million pounds a year to be a member and that’s basically to prevent fans from signing up and having a say. A season ticket costs less than the membership fee but local fans don’t mind because Leipzig didn’t have a top-flight club for 22 years until this season.DESERVING LEADERSBut, despite all the hatred, the side from Saxon are record breakers. They are unbeaten for the last 12 games and no promoted side had ever gone 12 games unbeaten at the start of a Bundesliga season. They have managed to get nine wins and three draws, thus, earning 30 points in the process.What makes the team so impressive is their fantastic away record. While Leipzig managed to eke out four wins and a draw with their raucous crowd behind them at home, the team has a better record on the road as they picked up for 17 points out of 21 while travelling.YOUTH POWEREven though Red Bull invested on them heavily, the fact that they have one of the best academies in Germany is clear as they are very successful at the under-19 and under-17 levels.They have a talisman in Sweden’s Emil Forsberg (25), who has managed two goals and three assists in his last two games. Accompanying him are a host of young and talented group of players like Naby Keita (21), Timo Werner (20), Youssuf Poulsen (22), Davie Selke (21) and the German left-back, Lukas Klostermann (21), who came off a good showing at the Olympics in Rio. Since then, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are on an incredible journey of their own.The average age of Leipzig’s starting eleven this season has been just over 24 years, which really makes their phenomenal journey so far a little bit more special. The oldest player being goalkeeper Fabio Coltorti (35) followed by defender Marvin Compper (31), a good four years younger.advertisementThe youth game is also evident with the fact that Leipzig top the Bundesliga’s running charts as they have covered an average of 116.4 kilometres per game.Reuters PhotoBut, what acts as a major boost for Leipzig is that they also have a good back-up team in Austria and it came into play when Klostermann got injured and they immediately drafted in Brazilian Bernardo (21) from their neighbours. Most of their players have played for RB Salzburg in Austria and have a decent experience, which really comes in handy for Hasenhuttl.PLAYING STYLELeipzig has a high-octane style and it is based on pressing and fast transitional play, but they have also showed their ability to adapt to the situation. A solid back-line helps Hasenhuttl to carry on the pressing play to ease. They conceded just 32 times in 34 games last season in the Bundesliga 2 and currently they are joint-third best (with Eintracht Frankfurt), having conceded just ten times in 12 outings. Not only that, they have also scored seven times in the final 15 minutes, only Borussia Dortmund and FSV Mainz 05 have managed to scored more goals in the same period.CAN THEY DO ONE BETTER THAN LEICESTER?Well, that’s a long shot really and with 25 more games to go, Bayern can sail away in a whisker. But, then again, didn’t Leicester start off with their odds on winning the Premier League at 5000/1? Leipzig defeated Dortmund on MatchDay 2 and overcame another strong team in Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 at the BayArena last week and has shown consistently that they can perform on the big stage.There was a point when Leicester went into Christmas on top and people said now that the busy schedule has come, they will falter but the Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Claudio Ranieri bandwagon only got stronger. Much like the current English champions, Leipzig doesn’t have European glory to chase and that gives them a huge advantage over their title rivals Bayern and Dortmund – who had already committed the mistake of taking them lightly once.With Bayern Munich hosting Leipzig on December 21, just before the winter break, Hasenhuttl’s men have a daunting task ahead in going to 2017 as the leaders and continue their magical journey but then again, haven’t we all been proven wrong a few months back itself?