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Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgCentre forward: Elliot Daly on his way to score in Wasps’ win over Irish. (Photo: Getty Images)Centre of attentionElliot Daly produced a couple of moments of magic in Wasps’ 33-15 win over London Irish at Twickenham, reminding everyone what a potent force he is at outside centre. He scored a cracking try in the first half, cutting a fine line through the Irish defence, then in the second half Daly took a short pass from Sailosi Tagikaibau on his own 10-metre line, zipped up to the 22 and put Frank Halai in for his second try and Wasps’ fourth. Costly errorBath came away empty handed from their Premiership visit to Welford Road, losing 21-11 to the Tigers. They could have had at least a losing bonus point had they gone for the posts with a decidedly kickable penalty in the 75th minute, but they went for the corner – and, to be fair, that is a policy which they have employed on previous occasions this season and profited from, so perhaps that choice was understandable.This time it all went awry, as, at the subsequent lineout, Leroy Houston seemed to misunderstand the call and instead of lifting Stuart Hooper from behind at the front, he turned to face the middle jumper. As a consequence, Hooper barely made it off the ground, Leicester stole the ball and the chance to score a try was gone. Off you go: Referee Marius Mitrea shows a harsh yellow card to Phil Price, one of four Dragons binned. (Photo: Inpho)Card gameThe Dragons had no less than four players sin-binned during their 32-13 defeat at Edinburgh on Friday evening. A couple of the yellow cards wielded by Marius Mitrea looked harsh, but fly-half Dorian Jones was correctly sent to the cooler for a tip-tackle on Alex Toolis. The Edinburgh lock wasn’t hurt, and in one way it was good to see Jones tackling him strongly as the Dragons defended at 13-6 down with only 13 men on the pitch, (Boris Stankovich and Phil Price were both in the sin-bin at the time) but Jones did take Toolis slightly over the horizontal and the punishment for that is a yellow card.The Dragons could not hold out any longer and Edinburgh pulled away for a comfortable win, with Nick Cudd also spending ten minutes in the cooler before the end. TAGS: ConnachtHighlightLeicester TigersOspreysSaracensWasps King ColeLeicester were celebrating on Sunday as they beat Bath 21-11 in the Aviva Premiership and Telusa Veainu was among their heroes as he stepped into the Bath back line as they raced up to the Tigers’ 22 with an overlap outside him, intercepted Nick Auterac’s pass and raced the length of the pitch to score a try which took them from 5-3 down to 8-5 up in the 33rd minute.However, it was another Leicester try which grabbed the headlines later in the game, as England prop Dan Cole crashed over to score only his second try in 97 Premiership appearances – no less than six years after his first! He dived onto a loose ball at the side of a ruck and wriggled over the line with it, taking the Tigers from 14-11 up to 21-11.The prop joked that he last time he scored a Premiership try (against Bristol on 13 March 2009) it was worth four points. That’s stretching the point a little, as the five-point try was introduced in 1992 when Cole was only five years old, but another of Sunday’s try-scorers, Bath full-back Anthony Watson, had only just celebrated his 15th birthday when Cole last dotted down over the whitewash! Flying high: Connacht’s Bundee Aki scores the match-winning try at Thomond Park. (Photo: Inpho) Quick serviceThe passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Nadi in Fiji to Brisbane were glad the Fiji Sevens squad were flying with them, when the players and medics stepped in to help with an in-flight emergency.The Fiji team doctor, physio and coach helped the airline staff deal with a woman who had fallen ill during the flight, according to Australian news website www.news.com.au, and the players did their bit by taking over the serving of food and drinks to their fellow passengers in the mean-time.Fiji head coach Ben Ryan Tweeted: “This bunch constantly make me proud.” Some players managed to shine through the gloom of a largely windy and wet weekend in the Guinness Pro12 and Aviva Premiership, but others got blown off course. The SinnersChance gone beggingHarlequins returned home from Sandy Park with two bonus points after losing 26-25 to Exeter but it could have been five points if only Tim Swiel had been able to land a late penalty.It feels a bit harsh to label Swiel a sinner when kicking conditions were so bad, but the Chiefs’ marksman Gareth Steenson still found the target repeatedly and so perhaps Swiel could have done better with his kick from about 15 metres in on the right.How bizarre: Tim Visser plucks the ball from between his knees ready to score. (Photo: Getty Images)However, Chiefs fans almost had cause to label one of their own corner flags as the biggest villain of the weekend, as an over-cooked kick up the left by Harlequins looked like it was going harmlessly into touch-in-goal, only to bounce back extraordinarily off the flag. Tim Visser actually caught the ball between his knees and fell over the line, grounding it properly, to score the visitors’ bonus-point try.center_img 21 todayGareth Steenson managed to rack up 21 points in Exeter Chiefs’ 26-25 win over Harlequins. On a weekend when most place-kickers were being thwarted by the windy conditions, Steenson landed four penalties and converted his own try, which he scored by picking up a dodgy pass off his toes and darting over from close range. Calling the shots: Sam Davies put in a commanding performance. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Two step upTwo players at almost opposite ends of the age and experience scales played vital roles in helping the Ospreys secure a 13-6 win over Cardiff Blues in the Guinness Pro12.Alun Wyn Jones, in his 127th Pro12 appearance for the region, barged his way through two opponents as if they weren’t there to score a 59th minute try which took the Ospreys from 6-0 down to 7-6 up, courtesy of a conversion by Sam Davies. A game and a half: Ben Spencer shone for Saracens. (Photo: Getty Images)Pick me!Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer put his hand up for a bit more game time with a great performance in his first Aviva Premiership appearance of the season, helping his side beat Worcester 48-18 at Twickenham.The 23-year-old made a scorching break from his own half, then put a cross kick on a sixpence for Chris Ashton to score the first of his two tries. A little later Spencer ran a good support line inside Chris Wyles and took the scoring pass to give Saracens a 12-0 lead with 21 minutes gone.Worcester were well beaten by a Saracens side which created some stunning tries, but they showed great character to rally in the closing minutes and a fantastic break from his own half by Bryce Heem, followed by good work from Charlie Mulchrone and Chris Pennell, put Gerrit-Jan van Velze over for the final try. Davies is eight years younger than Jones at just 22 and has made just 24 Pro12 starts, but he put in a Man of the Match performance that belied his relative inexperience after replacing Dan Biggar midway through this game. His positional kicking and game management in poor conditions were exemplary and he kicked two good penalties after converting Jones’s try Rain, rain, go awayWe have been so spoiled this autumn by fine weather, allowing us to enjoy some fantastic, flowing rugby in mostly dry conditions. However, Mother Nature has taken her revenge in the last couple of weeks, with the majority of Premiership and Pro12 games being played in windy and wet conditions. Handling errors have come crawling out of the woodwork in their dozens and the try-count has taken a major tumble. Here’s hoping for some calmer and drier weekends to come. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SaintsHistory boysConnacht beat Munster at Thomond Park for the first time since 1986 and retained their place at the top of the Guinness Pro12 after the 18-12 triumph.Outside centre Bundee Aki sprinted in for the winning try with three minutes to play after Robbie Henshaw broke from the 22, foxed the defence with a glorious side-step and offloaded to Aki as he steamed up beside him.Connacht have won seven out of eight Pro12 matches so far this season and their head coach Pat Lam celebrated the win, but made it clear he wants his team to believe their days of being Ireland’s also-rans are over. “I am tremendously proud,” Lam said. “I love history and I respect it because it tells you where you come from, but the vision decides where you are going.”last_img read more

Tom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss Complete Cast of Fool for Love

Tom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss Complete Cast of Fool for Love

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 The cast is now set for the Broadway premiere of Sam Shepard’s 1982 play Fool for Love. Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey and Tony nominee Gordon Joseph Weiss will join the previously announced Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell in the Daniel Aukin-directed production. The show will begin performances on September 15 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where it is set to open on October 8.Pelphrey will play Martin. He won two Daytime Emmys for his performance on The Guiding Light and made his Broadway debut in 2012 in End of the Rainbow. He returns to MTC after appearing in By the Water. Weiss takes on the role of The Old Man. He received a Tony nomination in 1989 for Ghetto; his additional Broadway credits include Sly Fox, The Life and Jelly’s Last Jam.Set in a seedy Mojave Desert motel, Fool for Love follows two old flames as they explore the secrets and desires of their tangled past. The production played the Williamstown Theatre Festival last year; Arianda, Rockwell and Weiss reprise their performances for the Broadway transfer.The staging will feature set design by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Ryan Rumery. Fool For Lovelast_img read more

Exercise your game

Exercise your game

first_imgTwo of these games, “Dance Central 3” and “Just Dance 4” were huge crowd pleasers.“Dance Central 3” for Xbox 360 Kinect features more than 40 tracks including Usher, 50 Cent, Gloria Gaynor (“I will Survive”), and other popular artists. It’s a really great blend of old school and new school jams.“Just Dance 4” will be available on the Wii system from Nintendo, Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation Move for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The game also will be released on the Wii U system from Nintendo at the system’s launch. The game features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, country or funk. Artist highlights are: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Pink, The B-52’s and more.Dancing games have gained in popularity in part because of the push for more video games that require physical activity, and, they’re pure fun. Not only do you get to test out some serious moves, you can watch your avatar (digital representation) perform them on the screen. Both are due to hit stores this fall.If you love to dance, whether you’re a pro or an amateur, “Dance Central 3” and “Just Dance 4” should provide hours of entertainment this fall.(For additional information on Dance Central 3, visit https://console.mxlogic.com) by Cornelius FortuneLOS ANGELES (REAL TIMES NEWS SERVICE)—One of the most exciting aspects of E3 wasn’t just all the innovation announcements and stunning demo play—it was the pound of music and the act of dance; fully assembled groups, coordinated and visually tracked upon large screens moving to an infectious beat. INTRICATE MOVES—Dancers demonstrate some intricate moves for the soon-to-be released, “Just Dance 4.” (Real Times Photo/Cornelius Fortune) last_img read more

Brissett, Howard carry Syracuse past Pittsburgh 65-56

Brissett, Howard carry Syracuse past Pittsburgh 65-56

first_imgSyracuse’s Frank Howard (23) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Xavier Johnson (1) and Terrell Brown, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Pittsburgh. KEITH SRAKOCIC AP PHOTO PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Boeheim doesn’t believe in midseason evaluations. The Syracuse coach knows it doesn’t matter. All everyone remembers is how it ends.That being said, Boeheim does know one thing: the Orange are pretty good when Frank Howard is hitting shots the way he did in Saturday’s 65-56 victory over Pittsburgh.With leading scorer Tyus Battle struggling, Howard scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half — including a pair of 3-pointers during a decisive 16-5 run — as Syracuse (16-6, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) swept the season series from the Panthers.Howard missed four games at the beginning of the season with back injury but the senior guard has picked it up recently. He collected 16 points in an upset of then top-ranked Duke last month and is averaging 11.1 points in conference play.“I know we’re a lot better than we were when Frank didn’t play earlier in the year,” Boeheim said. “Without him we don’t win this game.”Pitt (12-10, 2-7) had trimmed a 16-point deficit to just 39-36 in the second half the Orange responded behind Howard and Oshae Brissett. Brissett, who led the Syracuse with 18 points, started the Orange’s surge with a pair of free throws then later collected an offensive rebound and kicked it out to Howard, who calmly hit a 3-pointer from the corner.Howard nailed another 3 on Syracuse’s ensuing possession as the Orange pushed their advantage to 55-41 with 8:02 to go. Pitt never got closer than seven the rest of the way as Syracuse improved to 4-1 on the road in the ACC a season after just going 3-6 away from the Carrier Dome in league play.“This is a different team, you see that,” Howard said. “Tonight is a prime example of that. It could be anybody’s night.”Syracuse needed it to be anybody’s night with Battle going just 2 of 13 from the floor on his way to six points, 12 below his season average. Ultimately, it didn’t matter.“That’s what I’m most happy about,” Battle said. “You never know when nights like this are going to happen and for us to come out here and get a pretty solid win in a hostile environment in the ACC is pretty impressive.”Brissett used his 6-foot-8 frame to get into the lane with relative ease while making 6 of 9 shots from the floor and added a game-high 12 rebounds.“I stayed aggressive the whole game, I never let up,” Brissett said. “Coach was calling my number and every time he did I felt like I was able to get a bucket for him.”Terrell Brown scored a season-high 16 points for Pitt. Xavier Johnson scored 14 points to go with six assists and five rebounds but the Panthers dropped their fifth straight. Pitt shot 32 percent (18 of 57) and made only 5 of 22 3-pointers, giving the Orange little reason to extend their 2-3 zone defense.“At times we played really good offensively,” first-year Panthers coach Jeff Capel said. “We’ve just got to do it for 40 minutes.”Syracuse suffocated the Panthers for large portions of their 74-63 victory on Jan. 19 as Pitt struggled to generate any sort of offense outside of Jared Wilson-Frame and Johnson.Two weeks later and 360 miles to the southwest, it was more of the same. Wearing gold retro jerseys and playing in front of a sellout crowd that included former program luminaries like Billy Knight and Chevy Troutman, the Panthers looked tentative at times and overwhelmed at others. By the time Pitt found its footing early in the second half, the Panthers were in a hole they couldn’t find their way out of.“Adversity is something you have to go through,” Capel said.MCGOWENS IN A FUNKThe Panthers upset Louisville and Florida State last month thanks in large part to the play of freshman guard Trey McGowens, scoring at least 30 points in the victories. McGowens has cooled off significantly since. He finished with three points against the Orange and missed all five shots from the field and is averaging just 7.2 points over his last five games.“He just needs to play better,” Capel said. “And he will.”BIG PICTURESyracuse: The Orange have the proper ingredients to be a threat in the ACC into March. The fact they could survive on a day when Battle or second-leading scorer Elijah Hughes (five points) couldn’t generate much of anything is tangible proof they’re developing the kind of depth they’ll need down the road.Pittsburgh: The Panthers need Brown to show more of the assertiveness he showed offensively in the second half if they ever want opponents to stop playing zone against them. Brown scored 14 of his 16 points over the final 20 minutes, most of them on dunks after he got position inside.UP NEXTSyracuse: Hosts Florida State on Tuesday at 8 p.m.Pittsburgh: Visits Wake Forest on Tuesday at 7 p.m.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

Malvika claim maiden title at Maldives International

Malvika claim maiden title at Maldives International

first_imgMale (Maldives): Young Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod has claimed her maiden title at the Maldives International Future Series with a stunning straight-game win over top seed Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar in women’s singles here. The unseeded Indian, who turned 18 recently, shocked Thet Htar Thuzar 21-13 21-11 in a 31-minute summit clash here on Sunday. Among other Indians, top seeded Kevin Arokia Walter settled for a runners-up finish after going down 13-21 14-21 to second seeded Thai Kantawat Leelavechabutr in men’s singles competition. Indian pair of Vaibhaav and Prakash Raj, seeded second, also claimed the men’s doubles title after beating Thailand’s Pakkapon Teeraratsakul and Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul 21-16 21-15 in just 26 minutes.last_img read more

Kolkata Trinamool Congress reestablished its cont

Kolkata Trinamool Congress reestablished its cont

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress reestablished its control over Garulia Municipality in North 24-Parganas on Monday, following the resignation of its chairman Sunil Singh. The incident comes as a major setback for BJP MP Arjun Singh, as the chairman is his brother in-law. Singh submitted his resignation to the Executive Officer on Monday afternoon, apprehending that he will not be able to face the no-confidence motion brought by Trinamool Congress against him. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be recalled that Trinamool has already reestablished its control over Bongaon, Halisahar, Kanchrapara and Naihati municipalities. All these civic bodies went under the control of BJP after the majority of the councillors joined the party following the result of the Lok Sabha election in May. In the 21 member Garulia municipality, Trinamool had 20 councillors, while Forward Bloc had one. After the result of the Lok Sabha election was declared, 12 Trinamool councillors including its chairman Sunil Singh joined the BJP. The party subsequently took over control of the civic board with 12 councillors, while Trinamool had 8 councillors and Forward Bloc had one. Recently, four councillors who had joined BJP came back to Trinamool, taking its strength to 12. Trinamool then moved a no-confidence motion against Singh two weeks ago. Realising that BJP will not be able to face the no-confidence motion, Singh tendered his resignation on Monday.last_img read more

New Delhi A court here has ordered framing of cha

New Delhi A court here has ordered framing of cha

first_imgNew Delhi: A court here has ordered framing of charges against seven people for allegedly abducting children, including newborns, and selling them. It observed that trafficking in human beings is a multi-layered phenomena that can take different forms and occur in various industries. “There common characteristic is the element of constraint, deceit, threat, fraud, coercion, etc. used with an aim to economically and/or sexually exploit one or other persons and besides that there are other, less widely known forms of trafficking,” Additional Sessions Judge Anil Antil said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar Prima facie various offences, including trafficking and forgery, are made out against the seven accused, the court said, adding it cannot be said that sale and purchase of infants are out of the purview of the offence of trafficking. It said the seven accused abducted children from their guardians by fraud and were actively involved in trafficking. “All the accused, who in connivance of their common intention, were knowingly or actively involved in the commission of offence of trafficking and for this purpose they abducted innocent babies from their lawful guardianship by playing fraud upon their parents/guardian,” the judge said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka The court passed the order of framing charges against the seven people — Mohd Jahangir, Rahul Baudh, Jyoti Baudh, Jitender Kumar, Mithla, Shakeela Khatoon and Kavita. “Though it seems that the babies were taken from their parents with the consent but I must state that consent by playing fraud and based on false and misleading facts is no consent in the eyes of law in terms of Section 90 of the IPC,” the judge said. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police in February last year busted a child trafficking racket following a tip off and recovered a 10-day-old old baby from Jahangir’s possession. Officials had arrested Jahangir, along with the other co-accused, who during interrogation revealed about other cases of abduction. Later, police recovered some minors and cash worth Rs 43,500 from one of the accused persons. The counsel for accused submitted in court that they cannot be framed for chid trafficking since consent of victim was mandatory to indicate that there was exploitation and therefore, the said provisions were not applicable to case of minors. The counsel further contended that mere sale and purchase of infants cannot be termed as exploitation.last_img read more

Bengaluru Amid growing criticism against the dela

Bengaluru Amid growing criticism against the dela

first_imgBengaluru: Amid growing criticism against the delay in release of central funds for flood relief, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said it would be released in a couple of days as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was aware of the situation. Yediyurappa’s assurance comes a day after the opposition parties in the state hit out at Modi, alleging he has adopted an “indifferent behavior” towards Karnataka on the issue of extending flood relief funds. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “There is no need for anyone, whether from our party or others to create any confusion. Relief funds have not been announced to any of the flood affected states in the country yet,” Yediyurappa said. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi was outside the country, now he has come back, in another two to three days all affected states will get funds,” he said. Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, the Chief Minister said, “there is no need for anyone’sinfluence or to meet Prime Minister in this regard. PM is aware of the situation. Amit Shah (Home Minister) also is aware… Funds will be released at the earliest.” Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet expressing concern over the floods in Bihar drew the ire of leaders of Congress and JDS. In his tweet on Monday, Modi said, “Spoke to Bihar CM @NitishKumar Ji regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. Agencies are working with local administration to assist the affected. Centre stands ready to provide all possible further assistance that may be required.” Reacting to Modi’s tweet, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah had sought to know why there was “hatred” for Karnataka, and no response from Modi despite severe floods that ravaged many parts of Karnataka. “More than 60 days since parts Karnataka suffered from floods. No shelter, nothing to eat, cattle dying, crops lost – but response from @narendramodi is missing. Why this hatred towards Ktaka? What are our 25 MPs from @BJP4Karnataka doing? #NAMOMissing, pls help us find him,” Siddaramaiah had tweeted. Interestingly, Vijayapura City BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal had said Modi tweeting concern for Bihar flood victims and not with those affected in Karnataka has made people feel he did not care about the state as there were no immediate polls there. BJP governments at both centre and the state have been facing criticism from the opposition regarding the “delay” in grant of central funds despite Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and an Inter-ministerial Central team visiting the affected region. The Opposition parties have accused the Modi government of showing its “apathy” towards Karnataka, despite state sending 25 BJP MPs. Last evening, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman had said, the Inter-ministerial Central Team’s report was under finalisation. Karnataka has sent a flood damage estimate of Rs 35,160.81 crore to the central government, and is waiting for the relief. As many as 103 taluks in 22 districts were affected due to floods in August, in which over 80 people were killed. Around seven lakh people were shifted to safe areas and thousands of houses were damaged.last_img read more

New Delhi The Finance Ministry will start preBud

New Delhi The Finance Ministry will start preBud

first_imgNew Delhi: The Finance Ministry will start pre-Budget and Revised Estimates meetings from October 14 to November’s first week, an official notification of the ministry said on Wednesday. “The pre-budget/RE meetings will begin on the 14th October 2019. All Financial Advisers should ensure that the necessary details related to these meetings are entered in the RE Module. This data shall be the basis for pre-Budget discussions,” a Budget Circular (2020-21) of the Budget Division of the Department of Economic Affairs of the Ministry said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraBudget Estimates for 2020-21 will be provisionally finalised after Secretary, Expenditure, completes discussions with the Secretaries and Financial Advisers. Pre-Budget Meetings shall begin from October 14 and will continue till the first week of November, it said. The upcoming Budget of next fiscal will have gender, and child budget statements as well. Some of the new inclusions in the Circular relate to instructions regarding filling up of SCSP/TSP, Gender, Child Budget Statements etc. The format for Output-Outcome Monitoring Framework 2020-21 has also been revised, said the circular. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysIn calender year 2019-20, government had to present two budgets due to national elections — an interim Budget in February and a general Budget on July 5 after formation of the government. Ceilings for all categories of expenditure, including Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored schemes will be discussed. Accordingly, the RE 2019-20 and BE 2020-21 for all categories of expenditure, and select schemes/projects specifically included in the MTEF Statements, may be indicated separately for Revenue and Capital expenditure, the notification said.last_img read more

New Delhi After tomatoes dal is next in line to

New Delhi After tomatoes dal is next in line to

first_imgNew Delhi: After tomatoes, dal is next in line to bear the brunt of spiralling prices during the festive season. In the last one week, the price of urad dal has increased by Rs 450-Rs 850 per quintal in the major markets of the country. Along with urad, the prices of moong, masoor and chickpeas (chana) dal have also gone up. Experts opine that pulses will be more expensive because the urad crop has suffered in Madhya Pradesh due to the incessant rain. At the same time, sowing of pulses has also been estimated to be less in this kharif season than last year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar Rajni, a resident of Delhi’s Mandawali area, said that after the spike in vegetable prices, she used to manage with potatoes and lentils as the prices were low, but now pulses have also become expensive. Earlier, chickpeas (chana) was available at Rs 55-Rs 60 per kg, but now it has gone up to Rs 65-Rs 70 per kg while chickpea lentils (chana dal) is at Rs 90 per kg. Mumbai’s Amit Shukla, a pulses market expert, said that there was a rumour in the market on Tuesday that the government is going to impose a stock limit on pulses for wholesale and retail traders, which led to a one-day fall in the prices of all pulses. But for the last one week, the prices of gram, moong and lentils have been going up. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka The wholesale price of Urad’s FAQ (imported from Burma) variety in the country’s financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday was Rs 5,450 per quintal, which is Rs 550 more than the previous week. At the same time, the price of FAQs in the National Capital Region of Delhi was up by Rs 450 to Rs 5,400 per quintal from the previous week. The price of FAQ Urad in Chennai was Rs 5,650, UQ of SQ Variety was Rs 6,775 per quintal. In Chennai, the prices of FAQ and SQ have increased by Rs 600 and Rs 525 per quintal respectively in the last one week. The price of FAQ Urad in Kolkata rose by Rs 850 to Rs 6,200 per quintal in the last one week. The price of moong has also increased by Rs 100-Rs 200 in various cities during the last one week. The price of Rajasthan Line Moong was Rs 6,100 per quintal in Delhi on Tuesday. In Delhi, the price of moong has increased by Rs 200 per quintal in the last one week. At the same time, the price of gram has increased by Rs 25-Rs 100 per quintal in major mandis of the country in the last one week. In Ganj Basoda, Madhya Pradesh, the price of desi gram increased by Rs. 100 to Rs. 4,100 on Tuesday. The price of Lemon Tur in Delhi was Rs 5,300 a quintal and there has been no significant change in the price in the last one week. During the crop year 2018-19 (July-June), the total production of all pulses was estimated to be 234.8 lakh tonnes, while traders indicated that the total consumption of pulses in the country was around 240 lakh tonnes. Not only this, in the current crop year 2019-20, the production of Kharif pulses could be 82.3 lakh tonnes in 2019 as compared to 92.2 lakh tonnes in 2018. President of the All-India Dal Mill Association, Suresh Agarwal told IANS that the government agency National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has a full stock of red gram and Bengal gram and also the new crops of red gram will arrive in November-December. Madhya Pradesh has received non-stop rain for 40 days which has damaged the fields and the crop. It also affected the crop of green gram and black gram by 25-30 per cent. If the rain continues in the state then black gram and green gram might suffer further losses and their prices might increase by 5-10 per cent.last_img read more