Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India beat Japan to set up final vs Pakistan

first_imgDefending Champions India survived a scare to reach the final of the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) hockey tournament in Muscat on Saturday.India defeated Asian Games gold medallist Japan 3-2 in the semi-finals to meet arch-rivals Pakistan in the final on Sunday.It turned out to be a tall task for the world No. 5 India to get past Japan against whom they had registered a convincing 9-0 win in the league stages.Young striker Gurjant Singh gave India the lead in the 19th minute with a fine reverse hit field goal before Japan equalised through Wakuri three minutes later from a penalty corner.After the change of ends, India restored their lead when Chinglensana Singh deflected in from a penalty corner in the 44th minute.Five minutes from the hooter Dilpreet Singh extended India’s lead with a superb field strike in the 55th minute.But India’s joy was shortlived as Japan reduced the margin a minute later when Zendana scored from a penalty corner to give serious threats to the Indians.But thereafter, the Indians defended well in numbers to thwart Japan’s challenge in the final few minutes to register the hard-fought win and a place in tomorrow’s final against arch-rivals Pakistan.Earlier in the day, two-time champions Pakistan defeated Malaysia 3-1 in the shootout after a 4-4 draw in regulation period of the the first semi-final to enter Sunday’s summit clash.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Kejriwal warns pvt hospitals refusing to treat accident victims

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned private hospitals against refusing to treat accident victims in the city. Kejriwal said despite a scheme launched by the AAP dispensation in February 2018, under which the Delhi government bears all expenses of treatment on such patients, some hospitals were refusing to treat them. Addressing a press conference here, Kejriwal said that he on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of privates hospitals, which assured him of full cooperation in implementing the scheme. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder He said there is also a Supreme Court order according to which no hospital can refuse to treat accident victims. “After accident, there is a golden hour to save the life of accident victim… If they (private hospitals) refuse to treat accident victims, we will take a strict action, including cancellation of their license,” Kejriwal told reporters. He said that since the Delhi government’s scheme has been launched in February in 2018, 2501 people have been treated.last_img read more