A 48-year-old man was lynched by villagers in Bihar’s Rohtas district on Saturday after he bludgeoned his wife to death with an iron rod. The incident occurred at Vishrampur village under Mufassil police station of the district. Mufassil police station SHO Jagniwas Singh said the deceased have been identified as Durgawati Devi,40, and her husband Gopal Nutt.Police are investigating the double murder and ascertaining what led to the fight between the couple. Nutt allegedly hit his wife on the head, inflicting fatal injuries to her.Devi, who was brought to Sadar hospital by villagers, succumbed to her injuries. This angered the villagers who, in turn, beat up her husband and killed him on the spot, the SHO said. The post-mortem of both the bodies have been conducted, the SHO said and added that an unnamed FIR has been lodged with Mufassil police station.
For the 116 Filipino athletes lined up in 17 of the 21 sports, it will be all business until the closing rites on Sept. 27 of the biggest continental indoor games in history due to the inclusion of the Oceania region headed by Olympic powerhouse Australia and New Zealand.Prior to the opener, the Philippines already snatched a bronze medal courtesy of wrestler Alvin Lobreguito in the men’s freestyle -57kg category in traditional wrestling.“It was a good start for us and we’re looking forward to winning more medals as the tournament progresses,” said Philippine chef de mission and Makati City representative Monsour Del Rosario, who has Philippine Karatedo Federation secretary general Raymund Lee Reyes as deputy CDM.Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco is also monitoring the performances of the athletes together with POC 1st vice president Joey Romasanta, POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros and POC board member Robert Mananquil in this Central Asian nation known for its massive natural gas reserves.“We all know that competition here in the Aimag is tough. But I never doubt the ability of our athletes to come up with their best effort to get a medal,” said Cojuangco.ADVERTISEMENT Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZASHGABAT—The Philippine campaign in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games goes into full swing on Monday as Filipino fighters from ju-jitsu, taekwondo and wrestling together with the national tracksters figure in a tight and demanding contest for success.Southeast Asian Games 400m hurdles champion Eric Cray will test his forte in the men’s 60m hurdles against the fastest hurdlers in the continent while former Asian long-jump queen Marestella Torres is scheduled to compete in her pet event at the Indoor Athletics Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games A total of 41 gold medals are at stake on Monday with Filipino athletes entered in 19 events. The 12-day sportsfest is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.Joining Cray and Torres in the gold-medal hunt in athletics are middle-distance runners Mervin Guarte and Marco Vilog in the men’s 800m and another long-jumper in Janry Ubas.Torres and Cray are going for a podium finish on the same day while Guarte, Vilog and Ubas should sparkle in their qualifying heats to reach the finals scheduled the following day.In the previous edition of the Aimag in 2013 Incheon, dancesport bets Cherry Clarice Parcon and Gerald Jamili won a gold and a bronze. Cue artist Rubilen Amit also brought home a bronze.“I don’t make predictions but I’m pretty optimistic that our athletes can make us proud,” said Del Rosario, also the secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. “They are relaxed and seemed to be confident.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grapplers Michael Vijay Cater (men’s classic -57kg), Jonathan Maquilan (-62kg), Jhonny Morte (-68kg), Jefferson Manatad (-75kg), Cristof Hoffman Jr. (-90kg), Grace Loberanes (women’s classic -52kg) and Noemi Tener (-58kg) will also hunt for medals in today’s traditional wrestling.Taekwondo jin Ronna Levita Ilao faces Fatemeh Madahi of Iran in the round of 16 of the women’s -46kg category while Southeast Asian Games champion Samuel Morrison (men’s -75kg) and Jener Torillos (-54kg) are likewise expected to contend for a podium finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAn air of optimism surrounds the opening salvo of the country’s ju-jitsu specialists starring Alexander Lim (men’s ne-waza -69kg), Terrence Hansel Co (-77kg), Gilbert Ombao (-94kg), Asian champion Apryl Eppinger (women’s ne-waza -62kg) and Lou-Ann Jindani (-70kg).Host Turkmenistan welcomed more than 6,000 athletes from 62 countries in a grandiose opening ceremony amid a splashy display of sounds, lights, fireworks, amusing visualsand cultural presentations on Sunday night. 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Russian Natalya Antyukh won the gold medal in women’s 400m hurdles on Wednesday by posting a personal best of 52.70 seconds, holding off Lashinda Demus of the US, who took silver in 52.77. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic received the bronze for 53.38.”This has been very special. I cannot express the words,” said Antyukh, who took the bronze in Athens in the 400m flat.”I only started the hurdles in 2009. I have done a lot of work, to get a PB is amazing- a world record soon would be great,” she said.Demus, the reigning world champion, said she was “grateful to be on the podium.””Of course I wanted the gold medal. I wanted it so bad I can’t explain how bad. I started crying because I knew how bad I wanted it.”Hejnova said she was shocked by her performance.”It is a fantastic day for me. I didn’t expect it, as I was fourth at the European Championships,” she said, referring to the competition in Helsinki in June.Defending champion Melaine Walker of Jamaica crashed out in the heats.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Here’s a video of newly-minted PBA champion Terrence Romeo clapping back at his haters: pic.twitter.com/1L2TgRFhvV— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) May 16, 2019(My haters always message me on Instagram and Twitter, saying ‘ you will never win a championship’ or that ‘you’re talented, you have all these awards but you will never be a champion,’ ‘you bring bad luck to San Miguel.’ Now I want to tell them to send me a message again, later when I post a photo with the trophy. Message me again and tell me everything you want to say.)READ: Leo Austria puts positive spin on Terrence Romeo’s outburstADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Year after year—from Far Eastern University to San Miguel Beer—Terrence Romeo had to endure the criticisms, trolling and constant blame.The moment he had been waiting for so long finally came on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Even the PBA commentators on TV got a special mention from the prolific yet enigmatic guard.“Hindi maiiwasan na meron talagang mga tao na minsan binibilang pa kung ilang dribbles yung ginagawa mo. Pero ang point ko lang doon katulad nung Game 1, nakalimutan ko [kung sino] yung mga commentators, pero binibilang nila kung ilang dribbles ginagawa ko,” he recalled. “Pag sumablay pagtatawanan nila pero pag yung dribbles ko na-shoot ko hindi naman nila binibilang. Pag sablay lang nila binibilang.”“Yun ang mahirap eh pero at least nag-champion na ako ngayon. Paki bilang na lang ulit dribbles ko.”(There are really people who count the dribbles that you make. Like in Game 1, I forgot who the commentators were, they were counting my dribbles. When I fail, they laugh at at me, but when I make the shot, they don’t count my dribbles. They only care when I miss. At least I’m a champion now. They can count my dribbles again.)READ: Finals first-timer Terrence Romeo ‘serious’ about mulling retirement if Beermen wins titleThe 27-year-old Romeo, who has multiple scoring titles to add to his maiden championship, also said he has nothing else to prove.“Ilang beses na ako nag-40 points sa PBA. Wala na akong kailangan patunayan sa kanila.”Romeo had said he’s been seriously contemplating about retirement if he wins his first PBA title before the finals.But his first taste of the championship left him wanting for more.“Gusto ko pa makakuha ulit,” he said. Red flags raised over Southampton’s ‘record’ deal with Chinese company LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess San Miguel Beer won a grueling seven-game series that came down to the last second to extend its Philippine Cup reign.READ: San Miguel makes history with 5th straight Philippine Cup title, outlasts MagnoliaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRomeo cut down the net and wore it over his neck. He can finally be called a champion and he made sure his haters would know about it.“Mga haters ko lagi akong mine-message sa Instagram, sa Twitter. Mine-message ako na hindi raw ako magcha-champion. Talented daw ako, nasa akin daw lahat ng award pero never daw ako magcha-champion, Malas daw ako sa San Miguel. So parang gusto kong sabihin sa kanila ngayon na paki-message nila ako ulit sa Instagram ko and mamaya pag nag-post ako ng picture, pag nag-post ako ng trophy, paki-message ako ulit, lahat sila sabihin nila lahat ng gusto nila,” Romeo said.
Coimbatore, Apr 20 (PTI) Ford India, which saw 25 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2017, expects to see it rise to 30 to 35 per cent, riding on sales of recently launched sports models, a top company official said today. Compared to low double digit growth of the industry, the company has witnessed 25 per cent growth, apart from a good demand for petrol variants of its vehicles, Ford India general manager, Sales-South, Narasimhan Balaji said here. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of launch of the sports edition of Figo and Aspire in the region, Balaji said since the launch of these variants, both had set new benchmarks in the segment from the maximum airbags-on-offer to lowest cost of service. South has contributed 30 to 35 per cent of the sales and growth of the company, he said. Asked about the demand for vehicles due to fluctuation of petrol and diesel prices, he said it did not make much difference on the sales front. “But we are seeing an increased demand for petrol variants,” he said. Moreover, the company was successful in breaking the myth that the cost of service was higher for Figo and other vehicles, he said. PTI NVM SS RC
New Delhi: As many as 361 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have shown cost overruns to the tune of over Rs 3.77 lakh crore owing to delays and other reasons, a report said. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors infrastructure projects worth Rs 150 crore and above. Of these 1,623 projects, 361 reported cost overruns and 496 time escalation. “Total original cost of implementation of the 1623 projects was Rs 19,25,107.47 crore and their anticipated completion cost is likely to be Rs 23,02,230.50 crore, which reflects overall cost overruns of Rs 3,77,123.03 crore (19.59% of original cost),” the ministry’s latest report for May 2019 said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra According to the report, the expenditure incurred on these projects till May 2019 was Rs 8,91,512.91 crore, which is 38.72 per cent of the anticipated cost of the projects. However, it said the number of delayed projects decreases to 399 if delay is calculated on the basis of the latest schedule of completion. For 684 projects, neither the year of commissioning nor the tentative gestation period has been reported. Out of 496 delayed projects, 166 projects have overall delay in the range of 1 to 12 months, 105 projects 13 to 24 months, 128 projects reflect delay in the range of 25 to 60 months and 97 projects show 61 months and above delay. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days The average time overrun in these 496 delayed projects is 36.98 months. The brief reasons for time overruns, as reported by various project implementing agencies, are delays in land acquisition, forest clearance and supply of equipment. Besides, there are other reasons like fund constraints, geological surprises, geo-mining conditions, slow progress in civil works, shortage of labour, inadequate mobilisation by the contractor, Maoist problems, court cases, contractual issues, ROU/ROW (right of use/right of way) problems, law and order situation, among others, the report said. It also observed that project agencies are not reporting revised cost estimates and commissioning schedules for many projects, which suggests that time/cost overrun figures are under-reported.