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Adamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Yu scored 14 points, hitting 5-of-8 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals in just 15 minutes off the bench.“I don’t know what he ate today but he just played so well,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin.He unleashed eight points in the third quarter, where the Bulldogs broke the game wide open with a 17-3 run after a 42-deadlock.“I could say all my hard work paid off but it’s still not enough. It’s only the start of the season and I have a lot more to show,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It’s really a great feeling because I worked so hard for this for three years,” the National University guard told INQUIRER.net.READ: NU opens UAAP Season 80 bid with rout of UE FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYu was shelved in his first three years in the league due to limited playing time and a slew of major injuries, including an ACL tear in Season 78.He made up for lost time as he reintroduced himself at the start of Season 80 against University of the East. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDave Yu waited years to finally get a shot to show what he’s capable of.His moment came on Saturday and he relished every minute of it.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next View comments
Batting would be India’s strength in the upcoming World Cup but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wretched luck with the toss will also have to turn for the better if India are to break a 28-year-old jinx at the mega-event, feels 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev.Kapil Dev”Our strength is batting and I feel we should depend on that and have faith. Luck also plays a part…winning the toss in every match. It will be marginally difficult if we lose the toss and the rival team posts a huge total for us to chase a target of 300 or so,” the legendary all-rounder said in an interview.”If we get to bat first and make 300 and odd runs, our bowlers could do the rest for us to win each match,” he added.Though the present squad has been described as balanced by most, the lack of a genuine all-rounder has been a concern but Kapil said Dhoni as a wicket-keeper/batsman fills that slot perfectly.”There is no such thing as even the wicketkeeper is considered an all rounder. We have Dhoni as an all-rounder in the team. Hope he does well to help India win the World Cup and create history as statistics say that no host has won the Cup so far,” he said.”On paper, India look favourites without any doubt. We have so many match-winning players in our team but fielding and running between the wickets are doubtful as the team has a few weak links. Overall the team’s batting is so powerful that it can keep you in good stead and wrest the initiative,” Kapil said of India’s chances in the event starting February 19 in the sub-continent.advertisementKapil said Dhoni is the strength of the team for his exceptional leadership. “I am happy for only one thing that the captain is such important person in the team. If he gets going there is nobody to replace him,” he said.The selection of three spinners in the team has been criticised but Kapil refused to call it a case of one too many.”There is just one extra spinner in the team besides quite a few part time bowlers and picking the playing eleven depended on the captain’s point of view,” he said.On whether the intense pressure of playing at home would be a disadvantage, Kapil said, “I must say that it works both ways. People’s expectations are high and go higher most often.The advantage is that crowd support is going to help you and cheer for you. It depends on how the team members take it,” he said.Kapil refused to comment on whether the team would miss South African coach Gary Kirsten after his stint ends at the end of the World Cup.”I do not know because I am not with the team and I cannot answer what influence the coach had on the team’s performances. The team had foreign coaches for about nine or ten years now,” he said.”I do not bother about these aspects as it is entirely the job of the Indian Cricket Board,” he added.Asked whether he has any advice to offer to the Indian team for winning the Cup, Kapil quipped, “I am not good enough to give advice but they should enjoy themselves and play hard.”Looking back at the 1983 campaign, Kapil said none in the team expected to win the Cup but the belief grew with each match.”There were never any expectation as none of the team members and the team management gave a thought about our winning. It never crossed our minds right from the time we left the Indian shores that we should bring the Cup home,” he said.”We never set any goal for us but we concentrated on winning each league match. Firstly we wanted to win all our league matches and then each of the knockout ties. We were all rejoicing when we made the final and at that point of time we decided to give our best shots.”It was total team work that paid off in our team winning the title. I was feeling elated being captain and I had no words to praise my team mates for their unstinted efforts in realising the dream,” he added.With PTI inputs
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Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Tuesday imposed operational restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank), resulting in chaos outside its branches in the financial capital. As per the RBI directions to PMC Bank, withdrawals have been capped at Rs 1,000 per account and the bank is not allowed to make any fresh loans. The RBI monitors banks’ health and issues such directions in case of concerns over financial health of an institution. However, no reasons were specified by the central bank for its restrictions on PMC Bank. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “The issue of the directions by the Reserve Bank should not, per se, be construed as cancellation of its banking licence. The bank will continue to undertake banking business with restrictions till further notice/instructions,” the RBI said in a notification. The restrictions will be in force for six months, the RBI said. According to PMC Bank’s website, the lender was awarded the scheduled status in 2000 and has a presence in multiple states. The bank could not be reached for comments immediately.
New Delhi: There have been three firing incidents in various parts of Delhi within a span of 24 hours which left two persons dead and one battling for life. The three shooting incidents occurred in Kalyanpuri, Rohini and New Usmanpur area.In the first incident, objecting to the foul language of some ruffians proved fatal for a young man as he was murdered by the group in Kalyanpuri area of East Delhi. The man was shot dead purportedly for objecting to their use of foul language. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe victim has been identified as Jaspal, a resident of the same area. Sources said that the incident took place when some men in a car were using bad language which was objected to by Jaspal. This made the men furious and they fired at Jaspal. The firing took merely 100 meters from the local police station. The police said that the cause of the murder was being ascertained. A criminal, Guddu, has been detained and investigations were underway. Police recovered a damaged motorbike from the spot, which was said to belong to the criminals involved in the incident. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaIn the second incident, a 22-year-old man was shot dead by some persons in Rohini’s Prem Nagar allegedly after an argument over consumption of liquor, police said on Tuesday. The man, identified as Ashish was living inPrem Nagar in a live in relationship with a girl. Ashish was involved in smuggling of illicit liquor, a senior police officer said. On Monday, at around 8 pm, an argument broke out between him and some persons over consuming liquor, following which one of the accused shot him in the stomach. He died instantly. The third incident happened in North east Delhi’s Brahampuri where a man was shot by unidentified assailants. The victim Mohammad Abbas received a bullet injury on his neck. He is admitted and his condition is said to be stable. “The injured, as well as other persons present at the time of the incident, have not alleged any one. The circumstances seem suspicious,” said Ved Prakash Surya, DCP North East Delhi. On September 26, a man identified as Mohammad Hasan was shot dead in the same area by gunmen.
Washington: India needs the S-400 ‘Triumf’ missile defence system and has apprised the Trump administration of its decision to acquire them from Russia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, exuding confidence that the US would appreciate its rational. India announced its intention to acquire Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The delivery contract worth USD 5.43 billion was signed during the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to India last year. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Senior Trump administration officials have cautioned India that the S-400 deal could attract sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law that restricts defence purchases from Russia, Iran and North Korea. Responding to a question on the S-400 missile system purchase, Jaishankar, who is here on an official visit, said, “India has made a decision on the S-400 and we have discussed that with the US government. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports “I am reasonably convinced of the powers of my persuasion ,” Jaishankar said, responding to a question from a Russian journalist on the possibility of US sanctions on India under CAATSA if New Delhi goes ahead with its decision to purchase the S-400 missile defence system from Russia. “It would be my hope that people understand why this particular transaction is important for us, so I think of your question to me is hypothetical,” he said, during his appearance at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington DC-based top American think tank. The S-400 ‘Triumf’ is the most advanced long-range air defense missile system that went into service in Russia in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground installations. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 kilometres. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Far East Russian port city of Vladivostok last month, India and Russia decided to start manufacturing spare parts and components for the Russian military equipment in India under transfer of technology and set up joint ventures, as the two strategic partners tried to transform their existing buyer-seller relationship into one of collaboration. Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin also pledged to elevate India-Russia partnership to new heights of cooperation. Close cooperation between Russia and India in military and military-technical areas is a key pillar of bilateral and especially privileged strategic partnership, the two leaders said. According to a joint statement, the two countries expressed their commitment to upgrading their defence cooperation, including by fostering joint development and production of military equipment, components and spare parts, improve the after-sales service system. Both countries agreed to take forward ongoing engagement to encourage joint manufacturing in India of spare parts, components, aggregates and other products for maintenance of Russian-origin arms and defence equipment under the Make-in-India programme through transfer of technology and setting up of joint ventures.
The government of India had decades ago realised the gravity of the crisis of depleting wildlife and allotted vast spaces of green forests so that wildlife may flourish. Several protected stretches of lands exist as wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, and biosphere reserves for the sole purpose of protecting wildlife against human interference. Renewed measures are implemented to conserve flora and fauna in their natural states. Evolving with time, several innovative steps have also been taken to upgrade protection and conservation efforts. The introduction of wildlife tours was initiated and have turned out to be one of the best ways to make people aware of the importance of wildlife and wilderness for humans and other species. More prominently existing as places for display of the wild, zoos are intended to play a vital role in wildlife conservation. Field conservation as in natural parks and biosphere reserves focuses on the long-term survival of species in natural ecosystems and in their natural habitats. Zoos are part of in conservation projects that support studies of populations in the wild, species recovery efforts, veterinary care for wildlife disease issues, and conservation awareness. Zoos are thus like a natural laboratory for studying wildlife for their own betterment; zoos are not supposed to be places of confinement where animals become objects of display in a commercial venture. Zoos definitely do instil a lot of awareness among visitors about the animals, their needs and habitat but permanently confining an animal to a zoo is a matter of debate along ethics. Known as India’s oldest chimpanzee, Rita died at age of 59 at Delhi zoo. With a mention in the Limca Book of records, the animal was born on December 12, 1960, in Amsterdam Zoo and was acquired by the Delhi zoo in 1990. Rita is also believed to be the oldest chimpanzee in Asia. Rita had been surviving in recent months through old age-related health problems and was on a liquid diet. She is reported to have been keeping unwell since July 27 as she was not eating properly and had become frail. Her liquid diet included juice, coconut water, and milk with ground almonds and walnuts. She had outlived the average lifespan of a chimpanzee which is around 50 years. While there is no doubt that Rita was kept in the best condition, the question still lingers, is it necessary to confine animals for public display and deprive them of the wild?
Singapore: Singapore’s new law to combat “fake news” came into effect Wednesday despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a “chilling” attempt to stifle dissent. The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down. Facebook, Twitter and Google — who have their Asian headquarters in Singapore — were given temporary exemptions from a handful of provisions in the act to give them time to adapt. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIf an action is judged to be malicious and damaging to Singapore’s interests, companies could be hit with fines of up to Simgaporean dollar 1 million (USD 720,000), while individuals could face jail terms of up to 10 years. Authorities in the tightly controlled country — long criticised for restricting civil liberties — insist the measures are necessary to stop the circulation of falsehoods that could sow divisions in society and erode trust in institutions. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsBut the laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies and media organisations. Activists fear the legislation could also be used to crack down on dissent in the run-up to a general election in Singapore, expected within months, and there are concerns it could erode academic freedoms. Journalist and activist Kirsten Han, who is the editor-in-chief of independent media outlet New Naratif, said the legislation was “extremely worrying”. “It’s such a broad law that it’s hard to predict how it’s going to be applied. What’s of immediate concern is the chilling effect and the further entrenchment of self-censorship,” she told AFP. After the law was passed in May, Google said it was concerned the legislation will “hurt innovation and the growth of the digital information ecosystem”. Critics are especially concerned it will be up to authorities alone to judge what is “fake news”, but the government insists any decision can be challenged in the courts. It will cost just Singaporean dollar 200 to file an appeal and there will be no court fees for the first three days of hearings, an apparent response to complaints that most people don’t have the means to take on the government. S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, insisted the law was “not so much about controlling free speech”. “We share the common objective of wanting to allow people to engage on social media platforms… in order to have that contest of ideas,” he said, in an interview with CNBC. The law could be a concern for international media, many of which have sizeable operations in the city-state.
New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi had visited RSS shakha during the time of Partition, interacted with swayamsevaks and expressed joy over their discipline and the absence of divisive feelings over caste and creed among them, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said.Sangh swayamsevaks recall Gandhi and his values as part of their morning prayer in Shakhas, he said while referring to ‘Ekatmata Stotra’ which is recited in the daily gatherings of its workers. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”Gandhiji… visited a shakha near his place of residence in Delhi during the tragic days of Partition. He spoke to the swayamsevaks in the shakha. Its report was published in the Harijan, dated September 27, 1947. Gandhiji expressed his joy over the discipline of the Sangh swayamsevaks and complete absence of divisive feelings of caste and creed in them,” Bhagwat said in an article posted on the RSS website as the country celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday . Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiGandhi had also visited a Sangh camp near Wardha in 1936 and next day RSS founder Dr Hedgewar met him at his Ashram. The contents of the long question-answer session and discussion are now in public domain, he said. Emphasising on Gandhi’s Swadeshi vision for the country, the RSS chief said the Mahatma gave a thought process that was based on giving India its own identity in all spheres of life but people with “slavish mindset” accepted western set of values as a model. He said Gandhi advocated Swadeshi philosophy as the West, on back of its political power, promoted its systems and lifestyle by distorting education and making others financially dependent. “However, without understanding this, the people with a slavish mindset accepted the western set of values as a model, denouncing our forefathers, pride and culture as inferior and disgraceful and engaged themselves in imitating and flattering the West. Its massive influence is visible in the country’s direction and condition even today,” he said. Gandhi pitched for “reorganisation of Bharat” based on self reliance, he said adding that the Father of the Nation firmly stood for social equality and harmony.
Kolkata: Two elderly persons, who were siblings, were suspected to have committed suicide between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at Kishalaya School Road area in Garfa.According to sources, on Wednesday morning, around 11 am, a resident of a housing society called up Garfa police station and informed that occupants of one of the flat in the building identified as Partha Ganguly and Gautam Ganguly, aged between 60-65 years, are not responding. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter a while of receiving the information, a team from Garfa police station reached the housing located 10, Kishalaya School Road. Police personnel also knocked several times but nobody responded. Having no other alternatives, police broke the door and entered the flat. After entering the flat police were stunned as they saw Partha was hanging from ceiling fan of the hall room and Gautamis lying in a pool of blood on a bed inside an adjacent room. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter having a close look of the bodies, police found that Partha has two cut injuries on the veins of hands and one leg leading to considerable loss of blood. Also Gautam has cut injuries on the veins of his hand and legs. During search police found three blades with blood stains on those from the flat. Local residents informed police that the siblings had no way of earning. Often they used to sell their family assets to run their daily life. Also, they did not used to interact with locals. Since the past few years, they had almost stopped socialising. Locals suspect that the duo has committed suicide due to depression. Police suspect that Partha might had killed Gautam by cutting his veins and later he himself cut his veins. Later, Gautam hanged himself while he was bleeding from his hands and legs. As the nature of the siblings death were quite different, senior police officials were informed. They have also visited the spot and questioned the neighbours. During the search, the police found identification documents, doctor’s prescriptions, nylon rope, chair and blades from the flat. Though no complaint was received police are investigating the case seriously to find if there is any foul play. Investigators are trying to be sure that no third person has any connection with the two elder brother’s death.
Houston: Thousands of people from all walks of life turned out for the day-long ceremonies here on Wednesday to honour slain Indian-American police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was shot dead on duty during a traffic stop. Dhaliwal, 42, was the first Sikh sheriff’s deputy in Harris County with a population of over 10,000 Sikhs. He made national headlines when he was allowed to grow a beard and wear a turban on the job. He was gunned down while conducting a routine mid-day traffic stop in northwest of Houston on Friday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The fallen deputy’s funeral included processions, a traditional Sikh funeral and a law enforcement funeral with a 21-gun salute from fellow officers and a helicopter flyover. As ‘Amazing Grace’ was played on the bagpipes, members of Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) folded the American flag that covered his casket and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez presented it to Dhaliwal’s widow who clutched it to her heart. After final ceremonies from the law enforcement memorial service, the Dhaliwal family and members of HCSO headed to the Winford Funeral Home for a closed cremation. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests The procession route was lined with blue and white signs reading “Always in Our Hearts,” and “In Loving Memory of Deputy Dhaliwal.” People had posted custom yard signs, billboards and flowers all along the route and in the neighbourhood. At the service, Simratpal Singh, a US Army Captain, flanked by other members of the Sikh community in military service, described Dhaliwal as “humble, fearless, not dissuaded by negativity.” “Our lion may be gone physically but his legacy of selfless service and of breaking down barriers will continue to live,” he said. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking before thousands during the Sikh part of the ceremony, addressed Dhaliwal’s wife and three children in saying the community “supports you and lifts you up.” “We are grateful for your father’s service, and his sacrifice and his legacy,” Cruz said. Dhaliwal, the father of three, joined the force 10 years back and was the state’s first law enforcement officer to receive permission to wear a religious turban and beard while on duty. Commissioner Adrian Garcia who hired Dhaliwal 10 years ago said the stadium full of people and the deputy’s celebration of life was “fit for a king.” As he addressed Dhaliwal’s father, he said, “Baba, you raised a good man. You raised him with a heart of gold. It is unfair that a father should outlive his son.” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he doesn’t normally speak at public funerals but he was honoured to be invited to speak at Dhaliwal’s funeral. “Since 2015, we’ve lost 50… 50 men and women of law enforcement in the line of duty and Deputy Dhaliwal was the 50th,” he said. “He (Sandeep) did more in his life than some people do in a hundred years, he added. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said it was “moments like these when we fall on our faith.” “He (Dhaliwal) was the ambassador of all that is good. And the way he died does not erase that,” Turner said. “In a city that happens to be the most diverse in the country, is a city, because of this one person, on this day and hopefully days to come, will be the most unified it has ever been,” added Turner. Gonzalez said Dhaliwal was a trailblazer and wore his Sikh faith on the outside for all to see. “Sandeep was an inspiration to us all and was considered to be one of our finest deputies, with a bright future to match his beautiful bright personality. I will miss the gentle smile and embrace I received each time I saw him,” he said. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the nation’s first Sikh state’s attorney general, said Dhaliwal “inspired an entire generation of Sikhs” to join public service. The services on Wednesday followed a candlelight vigil by the sheriff’s office for Dhaliwal on Monday and a 48-hour-long prayer-vigil. Dhaliwal was killed in the town of Cypress after pulling over a vehicle for running a stop sign. Investigators said video from a dashboard camera shows the suspect, 47-year-old Robert Solis, getting out of his car, approaching Dhaliwal from behind and shooting him twice in the head. Police said Solis had a warrant for his arrest on parole violations and likely feared that his arrest would mean a return to prison. Solis, who has been charged with capital murder, was arrested at a nearby grocery parking lot.
Los Angeles: James Wan has joined the ‘Gideon Falls’ TV adaption as a producer. Wan and his Atomic Monster production company have joined Hivemind in bringing the Image Comics title to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hivemind acquired the title, created by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, last year in July. The comics, which came out in 2018, is an urban horror series focusing on a group of strangers who find themselves drawn together by the mystery of something known as the Black Barn. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”To have a filmmaker of James Wan’s caliber, talent, and vision contributing to the atmospheric and terrifying world that Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have created with Gideon Falls is nothing short of incredible,” Hivemind co-founders Kathy Lingg, Dinesh Shamdasani and Jason Brown said in a statement. “This is a high-powered and formidable combination for one of the most acclaimed comic series of the decade, and James and his colleagues at Atomic Monster Michael Clear and Rob Hackett are the perfect partners to help bring our adaptation to life. Fans of Gideon Falls, rest assured: We have some incredible surprises yet in store,” they added.
Kolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has signed an agreement with EECL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd) for setting up electric vehicle-charging units at eight places in New Town.”The site and parking area would be given by NKDA while equipment, operations and maintenance would be borne by EESL. A revenue sharing arrangement on number of units of electricity sold to EVs would be implemented,” a senior NKDA official said. The eight sites that have been selected are — Car parking area near Tata Medical Centre,NKDA office, Car parking area near Axis Mall, Car parking area near New Town Business Club, Bus terminus near Sukhobrishti, Gate 4 parking area of Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaEco Park, parking area near Golf Course and Gate 1 parking area of Eco Park. A senior NKDA official said that for each electric vehicle-charging stations, up to three charging units would be installed, depending on demand. At each location, one parking lot would be given free for EV charging, others, if any, would have to pay usual parking fees. The charging units will be user friendly, designed to used without operators. These can be operated through apps on one’s smart phone. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”The total area in New Town is around 30 sqkm. As per present EV norms there needs to be a charging station at a distance of 3 sq km each. So we need to have two more charging stations after this, to cater to EV norms. We are hopeful of having the infrastructure in a short time ” the official added. Already 10 EV charging units have been installed by NKDA and a revenue of Rs 19,450 have been collected from these slow-charging units in last 6 months or so. “We are encouraging new generation of EV charging stations in New Town which is of utmost importance as we are eyeing Platinum rating from our present Gold Rating,” the official said.
Ulan-Ude (Russia): Former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) advanced to the pre-quarters with a facile win but Neeraj Phogat (57kg) bowed out after a contentious loss on a mixed day for India at the World Women’s Boxing Championship here on Saturday. Boora, defeated Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0 in the opening round to set up a clash with second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price. However, Phogat gave it her all in the clash against China’s Qiao Jieru but didn’t find favour with the judges who ruled against her in a 2-3 split decision. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuBoora’s win was a convincing one in which she was showed herself to be the better boxer with more accurate punches. Even though the Mongolian clawed back in the final three minutes, it proved to be a case of too little too late. Earlier, Phogat was clearly superior and kept her composure against an opponent, who hardly showed any technique. Flinging her arms aimlessly, defending awkwardly and grunting relentlessly, Jieru even coped a warning for excessive holding. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersBut in a stunning call, the judges gave her the nod, leaving the Indian dejected. Phogat was competing in her debut world championship. The Indian contingent officially protested against the decision as per the new norms introduced by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to ensure better judging. However, their appeal was turned down by the technical committee. According to the rules, teams are entitled to two unsuccessful protests. The coaches are required to raise a yellow card within a minute of the bout getting over and follow it up by paying USD 1000 within half an hour to seek a review of any decision. The technical committee has the discretion to accept or reject a protest but once it chooses to accept, a decision is made only at the end of the day’s session.