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Border Security Force (BSF) is hiring for various 196 Constable posts!

first_imgThe Border Security Force (BSF) has released an employment notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the positions of Constable against sports quota in Border Security Force.Vacancy detailsTotal posts: 196Name of the posts:Constable (male and female)Eligibility criteriaEducational qualification:The candidates interested in applying for this post should have passed matriculation or class 10 from a recognised board/university with sports certificate.Age limit:The age of the candidates applying for these posts must not exceed 23 years and must be minimum 18 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per the government norms.Selection procedure:The candidates will be selected on the basis of height bar/test, identity check, checking of testimonial/documents, physical standard test, trial in respective sports discipline and medical examination.(Read: IIT (BHU), Varanasi Recruitment 2016: Apply now for Junior Assistant, other posts) Pay scale:The selected candidates will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200, along with a grade pay of Rs 2,000.How to apply:The candidates interested in these posts are required to send their applications in prescribed format along with all other relevant documents to ‘The Commandant, 25 Bn BSF. Chhawla Camp. Post Office- Najafgarh New Delhi Pin code – 110071.’Important dates:The last date for submission of application is 30 days from the date of publication in Employment News.Read: RITES Limited is hiring Engineering degree holders: Earn upto Rs 46,000 per month, apply now! Read:  BSPHCL is hiring for 1033 Junior Electrical Engineer, IT Manager, Assistant Operator posts: Apply before October 1 advertisementFor information on more latest government jobs, click here.last_img read more

AirAsia announces free flights for India medallists at Rio Olympics, Paralympics

first_imgLow-cost carrier AirAsia on Wednesday announced free flights for all Indian sports persons who won medals at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.The gold medallists have been offered free flights for life while the silver and bronze medallists at the two sports events will be eligible for five and three years of free flights, respectively. (Also read: Rio Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia breaks own world record, wins Gold in javelin throw)The Indian medallists who won Gold, Silver and Bronze will be able to fly to any of the over 120 destinations within AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive network in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, said AirAsia India CEO Amar Abrol at a news conference here. Indian sports persons won a silver and bronze at the Rio Olympics held during August 5-21. Indian paralympians have so far bagged two golds, one silver and a bronze at the Rio Paralympics being held from September 7 to 18.last_img read more

Car fraud: High profile cheat arrested in Delhi’s Mahipalpur area

first_imgA high profile cheat, involved in cheating crores of rupees, has been arrested by the Delhi Police today.The police team managed to arrest one Sanjeev Behel from Mahipalpur area and recovered Rs 1.23 lakh from him. Sanjeev Behel used to cheat people on the pretext of providing diplomatic cars at throwaway prices.On the basis of a complaint filed by Nitin Berry, a resident of Dehradun, the cops arrested the accused.CAR FRAUD Sanjeev had introduced himself to Nitin as the sole exporter of diplomatic cars from the embassies and from auto expos. Sanjeev had told the complainant and his three friends that he has a diplomatic car pool and he can help him buy new cars, SUVs at 20-30 per cent discount from the German embassy in New Delhi.The accused promised to provide one BMW, one Honda City, two XUV 500s, one Ford Eco Sport, one Skoda Octavia and one I-20 car to the complainant and his friends at very cheap prices.DEMANDED MORE MONEY After this offer, Sanjeev called the complainant and his friends at his office at Mahipalpur and received token money of Rs 1 lakh and got deposited Rs 24.60 lakh through RTGS in his bank accounts in the year 2014 and 2015. He also mailed them regarding the confirmation of the booking of cars and demanded more money. A few days passed but Sanjeev did not provided them the promised cars. When the complainant and his friends demanded their money back and he gave them post-dated cheques which bounced later. He also started ignoring the phone calls of the complainant.advertisementHOW COPS ARRESTED HIM During investigation, the police team obtained and verified the bank details of accused Sanjeev. Raids were conducted and close watch was kept at the office of accused in Mahipalpur but he did not turn up. On 26th of August, after getting specific input about the presence of Sanjeev in his office, the police team conducted raids. Sanjeev came outside his office in his car and on seeing the police team accelerated the speed of his car and escaped from the spot. The police team chased his car on the Mehrauli-Mahipalpur Road which later struck in traffic jam and the police team overpowered the cheat.ALSO READ:Delhi Police bust job racket, 2 Nigerian nationals arrested Delhi Police arrest accused in daylight robbery of 80 lakhslast_img read more


first_imgWhile Aditi has been in red-hot form and made many heads While Aditi has been in red-hot form and made many heads turn with her performance at the Rio Olympics, where she was also the youngest golfer in the fray, Vani will be another player who will be shouldering Indian hopes. Vani finished tied fifth at the Hong Kong Ladies Open and is currently leading the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs 9,49,150 and will be playing on her home turf at the DLF Golf and Country Club. Kavita Singh, President of the WGAI, said, “We started with four players and now we have 27, so it has been a slow and steady journey for us. The prize money have also grown from USD 300,000 to 400,000 and it has attracted better players and it is good for our girls as they need such competition to grow as a player.” Champika Sayal, Secretary General of Womens Golf Association of India, said: “We have the largest field with 114 players over 30 countries. We, in fact, had to decline approximately 35 players. We received around 50 sponsored exemption requests.” PTI ATK CM CMlast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Supreme Court to pass final order on defiant BCCI, how captaining India helped Virat Kohli and more

first_imgBCCI refuses to comply with Lodha reforms, Supreme Court to pass order tomorrowThe Board of Control for Cricket in India refused to guarantee implementation of the Lodha recommendations. The Supreme Court reserved its order and will pass a final order  on Friday, October 7.Captaining India helped me play even better, says KohliAfter Kohli became captain of the Test side, India have won nine Tests out of 16 and lost only two with other five ending in draws.Harbhajan Singh backs BCCI, says IPL not a ‘tamasha’Harbhajan Singh has hailed the Indian Premier League and said that BCCI should be given credit for providing a platform for the youngsters to showcase their talent.South Africa chase down Australia’s 371 to win ODI seriesDavid Miller thumped 118 not out from No. 6 to take South Africa to the second-highest successful run chase in one-day international cricket and a series win over Australia.Sharapova may get wild card entry at next year’s French Open French Open organisers don’t rule out handing Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova a wild card to participate in the Grand Slam event next year.last_img read more

Sports Wrap: Virat Kohli finally enjoys home food, Abhinav Bindra makes another contribution to Indian sports and more

first_imgKohli enjoys home food on rare day offVirat Kohli will be in action soon when India take on New Zealand for a five-match ODI series, starting in Dharamsala on October 16.Bindra to provide free state-of-the-art training facilities to Indian athletesAbhinav Bindra, in collaboration with an Italian company, is set to launch a high-performance training center in Chandigarh.Paralympian Aditya Mehta forced to remove prosthetic limb at Bengaluru airport, againMehta, a two-time para-cycling silver medallist at the Asian Paralympics 2013, was forced to remove his prosthesis by CISF officers when he was about to board a flight from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.Tyson Fury vacates world heavyweight titles to focus on recoveryFury has not fought since beating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win the titles in November 2015 and has since admitted taking cocaine to battle depression.Bale to extend Real Madrid contract to 2022Gareth Bale has agreed to sign a six-year contract extension with Real Madrid and the European champions are set to announce new deals for Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Luka Modric.last_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain crash to surprise defeat against Montpellier, Metz vs Lyon abandoned

first_imgParis St Germain suffered their third defeat of the season and free-scoring Monaco went top of Ligue 1 as an unsavoury incident at Metz marred the French league’s Saturday night.The Metz v Olympique Lyonnais game was abandoned after 31 minutes when firecrackers were thrown close to visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, who was taken to a hospital for checks. (Also read: Paris Saint-Germain snatch last-gasp win to reach the knockout stages)With the home side leading 1-0 through Gauthier Hein’s 29th-minute opener, both teams were sent to the dressing room by referee Lionel Jaffredo after a second firecracker exploded at the feet of Lopes as he was being treated by medical staff.The game was called off after a 45-minute interruption.Elsewhere, Monaco’s scoring spree resumed as they demolished visiting Bastia 5-0 thanks to a Radamel Falcao double and goals by Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Guido Carrillo.Monaco, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Dijon in their previous outing, have now scored 49 goals from 16 league matches and head the standings with 36 points, on goal difference from Nice, who host Toulouse on Sunday.They are a point ahead of French champions PSG, in third, after they were humbled 3-0 at Montpellier earlier on Saturday.Paul Lasne opened the scoring before Ellyes Skhiri and Ryad Boudebouz added two in the second half to inflict on PSG their first three-goal league defeat since they lost by the same score at Olympique de Marseille on Nov. 3, 2011.Montpellier played a physical game against PSG and they were rewarded three minutes before the break when midfielder Lasne beat Alphone Areola to the ball and found the back of the net with a fine lob.advertisementThree minutes into the second half, midfielder Skhiri curled a shot from just inside the box past Areola to double the tally.PSG coach Unai Emery, who had to cope with injuries to midfelders Javier Pastore, Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot, replaced Christopher Nkunku with Hatem Ben Arfa shortly before the hour.The former Newcastle forward had an immediate impact but Montpellier keeper Laurent Pionnier kept the visitors at bay with several impressive saves to deny Angel Di Maria and Lucas.Montpellier move up to 10th on 19 points.PSG take on Ludogorets on Tuesday, knowing that a victory would earn them top spot in their Champions League Group A, ahead of Arsenal.last_img read more

Diego Costa relishing Eden Hazard partnership at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa is enjoying his “beautiful” partnership with playmaker Eden Hazard and hoped he could play with the Belgian for a long time.Hazard and Costa have been crucial to Chelsea’s Premier League title challenge, scoring 14 and 17 league goals respectively. They have also provided five assists each, helping Chelsea lead the Premier League table by seven points.”Playing with Eden is something beautiful. You’re playing on the field and at the same time enjoying what he does because he is a top player,” Costa told British media.”At every moment I know when he is going to pass the ball to me and I also know when he wants the ball from me to complete the move.”Hazard has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award and media reports have linked both players to transfers away from Chelsea at the end of the season.”He’s a boy that impresses me every day, he has a huge potential. He is a beautiful person, a humble guy,” Costa said.”We get on really well while playing and I hope we stay together like this for a very long time.”Chelsea travel to fifth-placed Manchester United on Sunday with their last three visits to Old Trafford ending in draws.ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

You can buy these bikes under Rs 1 lakh

first_imgThe two-wheeler segment in India has seen a massive growth in the past few years especially up to the 250cc segment. The 2016-2017 financial year saw a major change in the buying pattern. Consumers are now also looking at various scooters available market rather than motorcycles in India. The scooter segment has been topping the sales figures of the two-wheeler segment in India, with Honda Activa on top and dethroning Hero Splendor.Majority of the sales seen in the past few years have been of scooters and motorcycles in the under Rs 1 lakh range. While market analysts say that the demand for two-wheelers is growing year-by-year, majorly in the rural area of India, we bring a list of two-wheelers that are worth buying in this price sensitive market.Honda Navi (Rs 41,500)Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) had launched the 110 cc bike NAVI at the Auto Expo last year. The Navi feels very flickable to ride and on traffic infested streets it is damn good fun. Thanks to the 110cc engine, the Navi has the ability to dart through traffic and coupled to the small turning radius it can also snake past traffic.Honda NaviThe bike is powered by a 109.2cc, air cooled engine that churns out peak power at 7.83 bhp @ 7000 rpm and peak torque at 8.96 Nm @ 5500 rpm. It has an automatic transmission.TVS Victor (Rs 51,715- Rs 53,715)In April 2016, TVS Motor Company launched an all-new version of its executive segment bike TVS Victor. The newly launched TVS Victor features many design changes with the motorcycle picking up design cues from the TVS Apache RTR 180 and Star City motorcycles. The tachometer on the Victor has been directly lifted from the previous flagship motorcycle of the RTR line-up, the Apache RTR 180.advertisementTVS VictorThe Victor is powered by a 110cc Ecothrust engine, which delivers 9.6 PS  of power and 9.4 Nm. The Victor is capable of delivering a fuel economy of 76kmpl.Bajaj Discover 125 (Rs 50,559- Rs 52,559)Bajaj had launched the Discover 125 way back in 2014 and has been a major selling product for the Indian bike manufacturers. In total, three variants were launched, among which two have standard fairing and one comes with semi fairing. Discover 150S is available in drum and disc variants (standard fairing). Though it was meant to be a bike majorly suited to the commuter segment, 150cc will give customers the option to travel with greater power. Earlier it was available in 125 and 100cc variants.Bajaj Discover 125The Discover 125 comes with a 144.8cc, DTS-i motor that churns out maximum power of 13.8 bhp and peak torque of 12.75 Nm, mated to a five-speed MT. It has a top speed of 110 kmph.Bajaj V15 (Rs 62,002)Bajaj had unveiled the Bajaj V15 in December 2015, while the launch and sales for the motorcycle started in March. The Bajaj V15 comes with a large fuel tank which contains the metal of the invincible INS Vikrant. The double cradle design offers outstanding rigidity and strength and the ergonomics enable the rider to ride the bike with a proud stance. Bajaj V comes with a stylised removable rear seat cowl, which can be instantly detached to seat the pillion. The new speedometer cluster with a dual color LED fuel level indicator and an elegant LED tail lamp enhances the solid character of the bike.Bajaj V15The Bajaj V comes powered with a 149.5cc, single cylinder, four- stroke, SOHC 2 valve, Air cooled, DTS-i engine churning out maximum power output of 12bhp @7500 rpm and maximum torque of 13NM @5500rpm.Aprilia SR 150 (Rs 68,806- Rs 70,288)Italian two-wheeler maker Piaggio, manufacturer of Vespa scooters, launched the 150cc-Aprilia SR 150 crossover bike last year in August. Since then, Aprilia has also added the Sport edition of the SR 150 with added power.Aprilia SR 150The Aprilia SR 150 will be characterized by large 14″ wheels with five spokes that are similar to the Aprilia racing bikes which are seen on the Moto GP championship circuits. It will have a single cylinder 150cc, 4-stroke engine.Aprilia SR 150 Race EditionWhile the SR 150 Race Edition comes with the 154.8 cc, 3-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing peak power at 10.4 bhp and peak torque of 11.4 Nm, mated to a CVT transmission. Slightly revised CVT ratios mean the Aprilia SR150 Race Edition is slightly quicker, which will also affect fuel efficiency marginally.Bajaj Pulsar 150 (Rs 71,585)Bajaj Auto had updated their entire Pulsar range this year with the new BS-IV engine and along with the AHO function. This includes the 2017 Pulsar 150 which now comes with the same 149cc, DTS-I air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that churns out maximum power output of 15.06PS and maximum torque of 12.5Nm.advertisementBajaj Pulsar 150Moreover, the updated Pulsar 150 new color scheme and body graphics to give a younger look. it also gets tubeless tyres as a standard option.Hero Xtreme Sports (Rs 72,625- Rs 75,725)The Xtreme Sports comes loaded with features such as the front cowl with aerodynamic visor, new wolf-eye headlamp with Twin LED Pilot Lamps gives the bike a stylish look. The split step-up seat gives comfort while the exhaust with the muffler cover enhances heat shielding, while there is the LED tail lamp with split grab rail at the rear end of the bike.Hero Xtreme SportsThe new Xtreme Sports is powered by a 149.2cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine, producing a maximum power output of 15.6 BHP @8500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm and reaches from 0-60 km/h in 4.7seconds. The bike is available in five body colors – Panther Black, Fiery Red, Mercuric Silver and the new Black-Red and Pyro Orange colors.Suzuki Gixxer (Rs 77,452- Rs 80,528)Suzuki Motorcycle launched the popular Gixxer with BS-IV and AHO in new graphics this year. The Gixxer variants get new sporty graphics and the Gixxer logo across the tank. The new bikes also come with clear lens LED tail lamps which enhance user experience and appeal.Suzuki GixxerThe Gixxer is powered by a 155cc, single cylinder, air cooled engine with a five-speed gearbox.Honda CB Hornet 160R (Rs 80,603- Rs 86,084) Honda Motorcycle and Scooter launched the CB Hornet 160R, India’s first bike meeting BS-IV emission standards, at Rs 79,900 (ex-showroom New Delhi). The 160-cc Honda CB Hornet 160R comes in two variants — Single Disc and Dual Disc with CBS.Honda CB Hornet 160RThe CB Hornet 160R comes with the same powertrain as the Honda Unicorn 160cc bike- TypeAir cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine producing a total power output of 13.14bhp and a total torque of 12.84Nm.Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Rs 96,453)With increased production capacity and on the back of strong and consistent customer demand, Bajaj re-introduced the Pulsar NS200 in India. The 2017 edition of the Pulsar NS200 comes with a liquid cooled, four valve, triple spark engine that complies with BS IV norms. Mated with its class leading perimeter frame, the Pulsar NS200 delivers outstanding flexibility and free revving performance that has garnered it a massive fan following among young motorcycle enthusiasts.Bajaj Pulsar NS200The reworked Pulsar NS200 comes in all new colors & graphics and a belly-pan for the ultimate street-fighter look. The 2017 Pulsar NS200 will be available in three new young color schemes: Graphite Black, Mirage White & Wild Red.TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Rs 92,615- Rs 97,615)Winner of the Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2016, the Apache RTR 200 4V is TVS’s most preferred product in the 200cc segment. The latest RTR 200 4V also complies with the BS-IV norms. TVS made some changes to the engine and the appearance of the motorcycle has been left untouched. The Apache RTR 200 4V looks like a street fighter with an incredibly stylish front giving it an aggressive stance. It also gets split seats, clip-on handle bar and LED tail lights, which all add to the looks of the motorcycle.advertisementTVS Apache RTR 200 4VThe RTR 200 4V is powered by a single-cylinder, 197.75cc air and oil cooled engine capable of producing 20.23 bhp of power. The engine has been derived from the Apache RTR 180 by increasing the bore size. It is mated to a five-speed transmission. The motorcycle is capable of going from 0-60kmph in just 3.9 seconds.(All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi).last_img read more

Jenson Button hints at full-time return to Formula 1

first_imgJenson Button, who is all set to take part in the Monaco Grand Prix in what he described as a one-off comeback race with McLaren-Honda, has hinted that he could make a full-time return to Formula One grid next season.Button, who called time on his 17-season career in Abu Dhabi last November, will be back behind the wheel of a McLaren in the month of May when he replaces Fernando Alonso.Pointing out that he still has contract with Mc Laren to race next year, the 37-year-old refused to rule out a comeback from retirement.”I have a contract with the team to race next year so definitely I would not rule anything out,” Sport24 quoted Button as saying.The 2009 world champion also revealed that he was contacted earlier this year by two teams asking him to race for them this season.”I had so many options to race this year it is hilarious.I am thinking of Monaco as my only race this year. But, obviously, if I am asked again at another point in the year I am here to fill that seat,” he added.Button won 15 Grand Prix during a career which climaxed in him winning the championship with Brawn GP in 2009.Recently, he won in his age group competition in an `Ironman in California` contest , and in doing so, he secured a spot at the world championships to be held in Tennessee later this year.last_img

Liverpool’s midfielder Emre Can to miss pre-season training

first_imgAfter being named in Germany’s 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup in Russia, Liverpool midfielder Emre Can will miss the start of club football pre-season training.The 23-year-old has been called up by Joachim Low for the tournament which takes place from June 17 to July 2, according to www.liverpoolecho.co.uk.Can, in all likelihood, will be granted three weeks off by Jurgen Klopp after the Confederations Cup.Therefore, if Germany make the final then he won’t be reporting back for club duty at Melwood until around July 23 – meaning he would miss the tour of the Far East.Can, who also missed the start of pre-season in 2016 following his international commitments at Euro 2016, is about to enter the final year of his contract.Germany are in Group B for the Confederations Cup with Cameroon, Chile and Australia. Hosts Russia are in Group A with New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova faces 10-match marathon to win Wimbledon title

first_imgMaria Sharapova will probably have to win 10 matches to claim a second Wimbledon title this year after deciding on Friday not to request a wildcard for the championships.The 30-year-old returned from a 15-month doping ban last month and has failed to gain a high enough ranking for automatic entry into the 128-strong main draw.Set to enter the top 200 on Monday, however, she is eligible to play in the qualifying event the week before in Roehampton, where she would need to survive three rounds just to take her place in round one at the All England Club.Russian Sharapova, the 2004 champion and former world number one, announced the news on her website.”Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing …in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wildcard,” said Sharapova, who has received a wildcard for the Wimbledon warmup event in Birmingham.Sharapova could have secured a place in the Wimbledon main draw by right had she reached the semi-finals at the Italian Open in Rome, but she withdrew injured during a second round match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.”I have already started getting treatment on the injury I sustained a few days ago in Rome, and will begin my preparation as soon I get better,” the five-times grand slam champion said.Her decision takes the heat off the Wimbledon wildcard committee which meets on June 20 and could technically still offer her automatic entry into the main draw.However, in light of the decision of French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Tuesday to snub Sharapova for a French Open wildcard, they would have been under pressure to follow suit.advertisementSharapova was initially banned for two years after testing positive for then newly-banned heart condition drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the sanction to 15 months, saying she was not an “intentional doper”.The U.S.-based player called her punishment “unfairly harsh” saying she had not realised meldonium, a product she had used legally for much of her career, had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned list.Her comeback has been aided by wildcards in Stuttgart, where she reached the semi-finals, Madrid and Rome.Several players have voiced their disapproval at Sharapova’s return, most noticeably Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard who said Sharapova should have been banned for life, calling her a “cheater”. Bouchard beat Sharapova in Madrid.Sharapova will have to break new ground if she is to win Wimbledon this year as no qualifier has won the women’s singles title.American Alexandra Stevenson came closest when she reached the semi-final in 1999 before losing to Lindsay Davenport.John McEnroe reached the men’s singles semi-finals as a qualifier in 1977.last_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2017: Don’t think Anil Kumble can have problems with anyone, says Harbhajan Singh

first_imgIndian players are reportedly unhappy with the current head coach Anil Kumble and have also complained to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) about the coach’s overbearing attitude.The BCCI last week invited applications for the role of new head coach as current coach Anil Kumble’s one-year term comes to an end at the end of the ICC Champions Trophy in June.However, reports that skipper Virat Kohli and Kumble are not seeing eye-to-eye have fuelled speculation that the board advertised for a new coach because Kumble has apparently intimidated the rest of the team.Speaking on the issue at the Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017, the out-of-favour spinner Harbhajan Singh said he knows Kumble since his playing days and believes India cricket needs the former India captain.”Anil Kumble is strict, you can always talk to him about cricket. He’s very hard working and believes that one shouldn’t leave the match till the last ball. He’s strict but he responds to hard work more than just talent. As a coach, I am sure he’s going bring a lot of good to Indian cricket. One can also see his results of last year,” Harbhajan said.”Only present players will be able to tell what his relations with Anil Bhai are. In my 15 years of playing with him, there has been no instance of any fight with him and he’s the best bowling mind in cricket, he’s always there to help. He’s been brilliant and he has played a major role in making me what I am today and I would like to thank him for that.”advertisementHarbhajan further said it’s difficult to fill his shoes.”I am not a part of this team so I don’t know how Anil Bhai is running the team and I don’t talk to players about what is going on and all. If someone has issues with Kumble, he should go and talk to him because he’s a person of respect and as per my experience, he can’t have issues with anyone. Conversation is the key to solving the issue, if there’s any. He’s someone who’s at the top and there’s no one who can fill his shoes easily,” he said.last_img read more

Cricket Sunday: Bars spin discounts to cheer boys in blue

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI) Nobody likes to cheer alone, especially when India is playing Pakistan on the cricket pitch.With the traditional rivals up against each other in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy tomorrow in London, bars and restaurants are honing their pitch too to attract cricket enthusiasts waiting to make the most of their Sunday evening.Giant screens, happy hours and a free drink if you predict the match right or walk in wearing the Indian jersey are some of the offers being rolled out. After all, cricket and Pakistan have always made for a profitable mix.Pune-based software project manager Subhabrata Chattopadhyay will be one of those heading to a bar to enjoy the match. It is all about the ambience and exciting offers, he says.”You dont cheer alone, you have 50 people cheering with you. The entire place lights up. On top of that, watching on the big screen with a decent sound system is a different experience all together,” he told PTI.Talking about the unique offers that places like Irish Village, Toss and Four Seasons in Pune have to offer, Subhabrata says, “At almost all places, they have happy hours… 1+1 on pitchers.””Free drinks on predictions… if your prediction is correct, you get a free drink…if your match prediction is correct, then your bill gets waived. This adds to the excitement.”Restaurants and bars in other cities are also cashing in on the anticipation that is peaking by the hour.Piali – The Curry Bistro in Delhis Connaught Place, for instance, is set to make the best of the countrys cricket fandom with a range of offers with its discount code BLEEDBLUE.advertisementFor every wicket that India takes, the restaurant will offer an incremental discount of 5 per cent, with a maximum 20 per cent rebate.”For the nation which bleeds blue, we have decided to reward Indians for every wicket taken by our team. You can order anything after a wicket and it will be discounted at 5 per cent, subsequently after the second wicket 10 per cent, which will continue up to 20 per cent,” says Siddharth Agarwal, owner of the bistro.”Different rates will be applied on the same bill for people who choose to dine with us this Sunday. The only thing you need to do is, come dine at Piali when India plays against Pakistan. Come cheer the men in blue and enjoy exclusive discounts,” says Siddharth Agarwal, owner of the bistro.Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi has decided to introduce special unlimited packages named after cricketers for four hours of the match at their Cherry Bar.Kohlis 11 will have unlimited imported drinks and unlimited snacks at Rs 3,000 and Steves 11 will consist of unlimited IMFL and unlimited snacks at Rs 2,500.”Stay glued to your seats until the final moments and dont let this mauka go as the rivalry between India and Pakistan continues at none other than our popular Cherry Bar,” says Rahul Gautam, associate director, food and beverage, at the hotel.For travel enthusiast Shashank Sharma, going to a sports bar for the match ensures that he can have a date with his girlfriend while not having to miss out on the cricketing action.The idea of not cooking or arranging for food is an added bonus.”What I like about going to sports clubs is that during a match, I dont want to cook or get food myself. At a sports club, you can concentrate only on the match and the rest will be taken care of,” he says.In an interesting offer, anybody who walks into Lanterns Kitchen and Bar in Delhis Rajendra Place wearing the Indian cricket teams jersey will be offered a free mug of beer.In Mumbai, the White Owl – Brewery & Bistro is expecting its patrons and cricket enthusiasts to drop in in huge numbers to see the match on their 200-inch HD screen as they sip on the restaurants home brewed craft beer.”We are offering unlimited White Owl craft beer for Rs 795. Guests can choose their favourite White Owl beer and enjoy it all evening, through the duration of the match,” says Nicole Macwan from The White Owl.Clearly, the cricketing world is getting ready to say cheers on Sunday. PTI TRS MG MINlast_img read more

Cong MLA seeks restarting of bullock cart race in Ludhiana

first_imgChandigarh, Jun 19 (PTI) A Congress MLA today sought a resolution to be passed in the Punjab Assembly to allow the traditional rural sport of bullock cart racing at Kila Rraipur in Ludhiana.During the Question Hour in the ongoing Budget Session here, Congress MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid said, “If Punjab Assembly like other states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, passes a resolution, the bullock cart race can be held at Ludhiana.”He said at present, it was difficult to meet the conditions put forth by the deputy commissioner concerned to hold the race, claiming that there was no cruelty being done to the animals during race.Vaid earlier posed a question that whether the government proposed to start ox races in the sports festival at Kila Raipur in Ludhiana.Replying to the query, cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “Earlier, bullock carts races were organised by an NGO at Kila Raipur in Ludhiana. During the races, no cruelty was inflicted upon the bulls. Infact they were provided healthy food. This game also led to increase in income of local people.”However, due to a judgement of the Supreme Court on Jallikattu, the bullock cart races were banned under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. There is no proposal to restart the bullock cart races by the department, he said.However, he the DC concerned can permit bullock cart races subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions as laid down in the notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.advertisementThe Congress MLA from Gill constituency said it was difficult to meet the conditions.Later to another query, Sidhu said budha nullah in Ludhiana had turned into sewer despite the previous government spending Rs 21.67 crore on its cleaning. PTI CHS VJ AARlast_img read more

Premier League: Wayne Rooney is still ‘one of the best’, says Ronald Koeman

first_imgEverton manager Ronald Koeman said Wayne Rooney, who scored on his return to the club in the 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday, was far from a spent force and showed exactly why he was the right signing for the club.Rooney’s move back to his boyhood club, after 13 successful years at Manchester United, divided opinion between those who viewed it as a welcome romantic return and those who felt he was not the right player for Koeman’s new-look side.But in his first Premier League outing Rooney not only scored the winner with a beautifully executed header from a Dominic Calvert-Lewin cross, but he also exuded quality and composure throughout. (Also Read: Premier League: Nine-man Chelsea lose 3-2 to Burnley at home)”There was one player in an Everton shirt today who was, from the first second to the last, comfortable on the pitch,” said the Dutch manager.”He made every decision the right one and he scored a great goal from a great cross from Dominic.”In difficult moments, he showed his experience. That is why we signed Wayne — expecting to show his team-mates all that experience, and it was really important,” he said.Rooney last scored a goal for Everton at Goodison on March 13, 2004 when he claimed the winner against Portsmouth. (Also Read: Premier League: Sean Dyche delighted as Burnley ditch away blues to upset champions)That gap of 4,869 days is the longest between goals for the same club in the Premier League. The header was his 300th involvement in a goal in the Premier League, with 101 assists to add to his 199 goals. Only Alan Shearer, with 324, has more.advertisementAnd he joined Shearer and Frank Lampard with the most goals on the league’s opening day – eight.Koeman not only believes that Rooney fits perfectly into his plans at Everton, but he also thinks he is far from the faded force that many felt he was becoming at United.”Wayne showed he is still one of the best players in his position and he showed today the player that we expected,” said Koeman.”A lot of cleverness on the pitch and a great goal and a great header. We can’t ask for more than he showed today.”last_img read more

Youth brigade upbeat post impressive Europe tour

first_imgBy Mona Parthsarathi New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Brimming with confidence after a successful European hockey tour, Indias youth brigade said the experience of playing under pressure at the highest level will help them in the long run. Forwards Gurjant Singh, Armaan Qureshi, midfielder Nilkanta Sharma, full-back Tirkey, Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Suraj Kerkera made their debut in this tour. Five out of this six players were part of last years junior World Cup winning team and the debutants conceded that the level of pressure in the senior level is very different but they wanted to make a mark on this tour. “We played together at junior level so our co-ordination was excellent. One has to be mentally and technically strong to perform at this level and victory in three games has given us that boost,” Armaan told PTI Bhasha. Varun, who has been playing the sport for the last 12 years, said: “No one had imagined that we will beat The Netherlands. It was like a dream for us and we can never forget that moment. It was like a tonic for us which will have long-lasting effect.” India had began the tour with defeats in their first two matches to Olympic silver-medallists Belgium but they finished off with three successive victories, which included twin wins over The Netherlands. Goalkeeper Suraj, who idolises Real Madrid star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, said he was little tensed initially but slowly learnt to handle the pressure. “I was nervous in first match but gradually learnt to handle pressure. This tour will play a major role in shaping our careers,” said the Mumbai lad. While India fielded a young squad, all their opponents fielded their best sides as European championship is set to start from tomorrow. Defender Tirkey feels the fact that everybody is competing for a place in the team augurs well for Indian Hockey with Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Senior Hockey World Cup coming up next year. “Its good to have healthy competition. We have experienced the difference between playing at junior and senior level and now we will try to minimise the mistakes and become more mature,” he said. Manipur boy Nilkanta said winning Junior World Cup did wonders to their confidence and credit goes to Hardendra Singh. “Harendra sir taught us to stick to the basics and we did that. He also deserves credit for our performance,” he said. PTI MJ ATK KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

India aim to ride momentum in ODI series decider vs New Zealand

first_imgIndia would aim to play with the same grit and gumption they displayed in the second match in Pune when they square off against New Zealand in the ODI series-decider on Sunday. Faced with tremendous pressure after a long time following their loss in the first ODI of the three-match series, the Indian players showed a lot of character as they put up a near flawless performance in the second game to level the series 1-1.Captain Virat Kohli and his team thrive on challenges and they will back themselves to win their seventh ODI series in a row, when they take the field at the Green Park Stadium, which will be hosting its first ever 50-over game under lights.”We look forward to challenges. We spoke about bouncing back, and we have bounced back here (in Pune). We would look to play a similar sort of game in Kanpur as well,” said Kohli after the six-wicket win over the Kiwis in the second ODI.Can there be a better team activity than playing different games on an off day? #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/RtnnUvo50y- BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2017Both teams arrived here on Thursday, giving themselves enough time to get used to the cooler conditions in the northern part of India.The Indian team executed its plans perfectly in Pune, especially on the bowling front with in-form pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah doing the job early on as well as in the death overs.The spinners bounced back well after an off-day in Mumbai. Yuzvendra Chahal, who failed to pick up a wicket in the first game, struck twice while Axar Patel, replacing chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, found the stumps of the in-form Tom Latham. Part-timer Kedar Jadhav bowled eight overs, conceding just 31 runs.advertisementKohli may not want to tinker with a winning combination, therefore, it remains to be seen whether Yadav gets a chance to play in front of his home crowd on Sunday.On the batting front, a big positive for India in Pune was Dinesh Karthik delivering at No.4 with an unbeaten 64. The team management has tried as many as 11 players at the number four spot since the 2015 World Cup and Karthik certainly did enough to stake his claim in that position going forward.I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.?? #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/HZGwdNclGg- BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2017He had batted at number five in the series opener but he himself said that four is his preferred spot.Shikhar Dhawan getting a fifty plus score after six innings was also good news for India. The stylish southpaw struck the ball beautifully and would be hoping to give his team another good start in the must-win game on Sunday.However, his opening partner Rohit Sharma is due for a big score after making 7 and 20 in the earlier games. Just like the home team, the Black Caps would look to get back to winning ways as they remain within touching distance of winning a rare series in India.For starters, they would have to put up a much better batting effort than what they managed in the previous game. Ross Taylor and Latham had bailed them out in Mumbai with a match-winning 200-run stand after New Zealand had lost their top three for 80 runs.The top three did not do much either in Pune but with Taylor and Latham also not firing on that occasion, they ended up with a below par 230.There can’t be a better time for captain Kane Willamson to lead from the front after a couple of failures.With the batting letting the team down, the potent bowling line-up comprising Trent Boult and Tim Southee did not have enough runs to defend.Three hundred has not been crossed in the series so far but that could well be the case here on Sunday. South Africa had posted 303 in the last ODI, played at Green Park two years ago and India fell short by five runs.India also lost the T20 International played against England here in January this year.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker and Ish Sodhi.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Delhi reception. First Photos

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma made their first public appearance since their marriage in Italy as they arrived at the Taj Palace hotel for their wedding reception in New Delhi on Thursday.The celebrations have begun as Virushka host their first wedding reception in Delhi after which they will head to Mumbai and host another reception on December 26.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)Kohli and Anushka were both dressed in ethnic wear – Kohli looked dapper in a bandhgala sherwani while Anushka chose to wear a red Benarasi saree for the function. Both outfits designed by renowned fashion designer Sabysachi Mukherjee.Virushka, as they are popularly called by fans, have invited some of the big-wigs from cricket, Bollywood and politics for both the wedding receptions. Most of his guests are expected to be present for the Mumbai function on December 26.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)Kohli tied the knot with Anushka in a secret and rather intimate ceremony in Italy on December 11, becoming the latest in the Indian team to join the bandwagon of married cricketers.The wedding rituals were shrouded in secrecy but Kohli’s adoration for Anushka has never been a secret.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)The Delhi dasher, outspoken, bold and gutsy, recently said Anushka made him more sensible and taught him the virtues of patience. Therefore, it was a happy moment for fans of both superstars when the holy matrimony was finally made official.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)Kohli has been in sensational form since the beginning of 2016 when he smashed two hundreds in the five-match ODI series against Australia before turning his focus to T20 cricket, breaking a plethora of records. After scoring hundreds of runs in the international format, Kohli amassed 973 runs including four hundreds in 2016 IPL.advertisementHe also became the only batsman to hit double hundreds in four successive Test series during the one-off match against Bangladesh earlier this year. After a lean patch in Test cricket against Australia, Kohli hammered 610 rus in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka at home.#WATCH: Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma pose for photos at their wedding reception underway in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/DvmhMLGfKO- ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2017Currently, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in ODIs this year and is ranked No.1 in ODIs and T20 Internationals. He is also ranked number 2 in Test cricket.’Anushka on the other hand, had two releases this year in Phillauri and Jab Harry Met Sejal with Shah Rukh Khan.Virat and Anushka had reached Delhi on Tuesday. Photos of the couple, along with Virat’s sister Bhavna, at Virat’s house in the capital, surfaced online a few hours after they landed in the country.Last evening, Virat and Anushka called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi and handed him an invitation to their Delhi reception.last_img read more