Watch: Sakshi Dhoni dances to DDLJ song at friend’s sangeet ceremony

first_imgThe Dhoni’s are winning the internet once again thanks to Ziva and Sakshi’s amazing dance performances at a recent wedding function in Mumbai.MS Dhoni has returned from the England tour and he was seen attending former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel’s daughter Poorna Patel’s sangeet ceremony.After Ziva giving it her best shot on the dance floor, it was time for Sakshi to take up the mantle from her daughter and set the stage on fire with her performance.Watch: Ziva Dhoni rocks the stage with her dancing skillsDhoni’s wife was seen grooving on the hit song, Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye, from the blockbuster Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge at Poorna Patel’s sangeet and had a few of her friends on stage for company.Sakshi Dhoni’s performance was fabulous but it was her daughter Ziva who stole the show at the function.Ziva has already proved her credentials with her singing skills and now it was time to rock the dance floor and she didn’t disappoint.Praful Patel’s daughter is getting married to entrepreneur Namit Soni and Dhoni was one of the celebrity guests in the three-day ceremony.Papa Mahi Enjoying his Bundle of Joy Dance Move #poornabanisoni #MSDhoni #Sakshi #Ziva pic.twitter.com/pLpT6loXTADhoni Raina Team (@dhoniraina_team) July 20, 2018Other than Dhoni, the likes of Parthiv Patel, RP Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir also graced the occasion. Sophie Choudhary, Nushrat Bharucha and Guru Randhawa were also present in the star-studded affair.advertisementAmidst the ceremonies and party atmosphere, Dhoni was seen speaking to Parthiv and RP Singh in what looked like an intense conversation in a hotel lobby. Other photos of the former India captain also surfaced, where he was seen enjoying the ceremonies with his wife and daughter.Lovely to meet old mates. Had a great time at Poorna’s wedding!#Poornabanisoni pic.twitter.com/RqD10nFPzYR P Singh (@rpsingh) July 20, 2018Dressed in traditional clothes, Dhoni was seen enjoying his time away from cricket after so much has been written about him and his future.Two wicketkeepers and one fast bowler. Guess what we are discussing? #Poornabanisoni pic.twitter.com/SvCTEODcciR P Singh (@rpsingh) July 20, 2018The former India captain was booed at Lord’s for his slow batting in the second ODI and things didn’t change in the next one-day match as well. The wicket-keeper batsman struggled to get runs at a brisk pace as India went down 2-1 in the three-match series.Following that, a video of MSD surfaced on social media, where he was seen asking for the match ball from umpires and that send social media abuzz about him retiring from international cricket.However, Team India coach Ravi Shastri came out and cleared the air, saying that MS Dhoni is going nowhere.last_img read more

Morning newswrap August 15, 2018

first_img10 things PM Modi said during his Independence Day speechPrime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India’s 72nd Independence Day.Search on for survivors after bridge collapse kills at least 26 in Italy’s GenoaFirefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 26.Priyanka Chopra flaunts engagement ring from Nick Jonas. See first picsAccording to the grapevine, Nick Jonas popped the question in London, on Priyanka Chopra’s 36th birthday.Independence Day: Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble lead wishes from sportspersonsHappy Independence Day: Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble and other sports personalities took to social media to wish Indians on the day.last_img read more

Athletes like buffet spread at Games’ village but wish for bigger rooms

first_imgBy Bharat Sharma Palembang, Aug 17 (PTI) Athletes including Indians have given a thumbs up to the variety of food on offer at the Asian Games’ Village here but say they would have been better off with more space in their accommodation. “Rooms are on the smaller side. It has three beds each and a single bathroom. It would have been better if they had more space. You feel a bit cramped but it is okay. It is the same for everyone,” an Indian athlete told PTI here today. Furusho Daijiro, captain and coach of the Japanese women’s tennis team, said it would have been nicer to stay in bigger rooms. “Yes they are a bit on the smaller side but it is fine. It is the same for everyone. That is the beauty of being part of a multi-sporting event like the Asian Games and Olympics. “But I really like the food being served. They have a nice mix of Indonesian and world cuisines,” said Daijiro, who fondly remembers his playing days alongside former India Davis Cupper and current coach and captain Zeeshan Ali. He also had a word of encouragement for India’s number one women’s player Ankita Raina. “She has improved a lot in recent times,” he added. Indian food is also on offer and the country’s athletes are not complaining. “As an athlete you have to be used to all kinds of cuisines but it is always nice to have the Indian food option. Sometimes you only want to eat. So food-wise there is nothing to complain.advertisement “The rooms are on the smaller side but it is not much of an issue. Everyone adjusts and we have adjusted too,” said another Indian athlete. Shooters, rowers and tennis players form a chunk of the Indian athletes staying at the Palembang Games’ Village. The bigger Games Village is in Jakarta. It is the first time that the quadrennial event is being co-hosted by two different cities. “It is always a challenge to do it in different locations but going forward this could become the norm as it benefits the economy of both the places,” Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee chief Erick Thohir had said in the lead-up to the event. PTI BS AHAHlast_img read more

Premier League: Hazard converts controversial penalty as Chelsea beat Newcastle

first_imgEden Hazard was repeatedly fouled, shoved and hacked down on his first start of the season in the Premier League. On one occasion, he was even kicked off the field by a particularly crude challenge.So the Chelsea forward responded in the best way possible to being targeted with rough treatment: By scoring a goal.Hazard converted a 77th-minute penalty to set Chelsea on its way to a 2-1 win at Newcastle in an embarrassingly one-sided game at St. James’ Park, and a third straight victory to open the season.The three points were only secured for Chelsea because of an 88th-minute own-goal by Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin, but few could begrudge Chelsea the win.And Hazard, in particular.”I feel very tired,” Hazard said, with a wry smile, after being asked about his treatment by Newcastle’s players. “But at the end, we won the game.”Full-time: Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea!Get in! #NEWCHE pic.twitter.com/jOStDkrGYQChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 26, 2018Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri had suggested Hazard might only play an hour, with the Belgium international working his way back to full fitness after a late return following his exertions at the World Cup in Russia.As it turned out, Hazard played the full 90 minutes against Newcastle and was like a magnet for the ball and for tough tackles by Newcastle players. Mohamed Diame chopped him down twice in the first half, and one foul by Matt Ritchie bundled Hazard off the playing surface and toward the advertising hoardings.advertisementHazard had the last laugh, though, and is set to thrive in the attacking, possession-based approach that Chelsea is adopting under Sarri.Chelsea enjoyed 79 percent possession in the first half. At one stage in the second half, the percentage soared to 90 with Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez seemingly having told his players to retreat when Chelsea had possession.”I have never seen a Rafa Benitez side play with five defenders,” said Sarri, who replaced Benitez as coach of Italian side Napoli in 2015. “I think it is very difficult to play here for every team not only us.”Still, it needed a stroke of fortune for Chelsea to come away with a third win, after previous victories against Huddersfield and Arsenal. Yedlin, who set up Joselu for the equalizer in the 83rd minute, stretched his leg out to block a shot from Marcos Alonso in the 88th and contrived to divert the ball into his own net.Newcastle has one point from three games.MITROVIC DOUBLEAs Newcastle stumbles early in the season, one question seems especially pertinent: Why did it let go of Aleksandar Mitrovic?Our @premierleague campaign is off and running!! Well in boys!! #FULBUR #COYW pic.twitter.com/nJjTiGL8UNFulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 26, 2018The Serbia striker has been one of the most impressive strikers in the Premier League so far and moved onto three goals for the season with a double for Fulham in its 4-2 win over Burnley.He also struck the post with a fierce shot that rebounded to Andre Schuerrle, who tucked the ball home for the clinching fourth goal at Craven Cottage. Jean Michael Seri also scored for Fulham, with a rasping effort from outside the area.Mitrovic wasn’t trusted at Newcastle by Benitez, who was happy to see the striker leave for Fulham for a reported fee of $28.9 million.WATFORD’S STRONG STARTMany would have expected Liverpool and Chelsea to be on maximum points after three games. Few would have thought Watford would be there alongside them.FT | #watfordfc 2-1 @CPFCThree wins from three, Hornets fans! #WATCRYListen live https://t.co/BbMpwPjOzu pic.twitter.com/uLxaBMVY61Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 26, 2018With Watford beating Crystal Palace 2-1, it is only the fourth time in its 137-year history that the team has won its first three games of a league season, and the first time in the Premier League.Roberto Pereyra, with his third goal of the season, and Jose Holebas scored to put Watford two goals ahead. Wilfried Zaha pulled one back late for Palace.last_img read more

Realme 2 brings a display notch, fingerprint sensor and large battery at Rs 8,990

first_imgRealme announced its next budget smartphone for the Indian market following the Realme 1. The Realme 2 was launched at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday as an entry-level device that slots just below the Realme 1. The latest smartphone is touted with features that are popular with consumers in 2018. This includes a notched display, dual cameras and all-day battery life, among other things. Notably, the Realme 2 is now the cheapest phone with a notch in India.The Realme 2 has been priced starting at Rs 8,990 for the 3GB + 32GB base variant and Rs 10,990 for the 4GB + 64GB version. Unlike the Realme 1 which was an Amazon-exclusive product, the Realme 2 will be found exclusively on Flipkart. The first sale for the Realme 2 will take place on September 4 at 12PM on the e-commerce platform. The device will be available in Diamond Black and Diamond Red. A blue variant will be available in October. Launch offers include a flat Rs 750 off on purchase via HDFC Bank debit or credit card, Rs 4,200 worth of benefits for Jio users including an additional 120GB of data and No Cost EMI among other things.Realme 2 specificationsThe Realme 2 keeps with the current industry trend and brings a display notch. This means the phone comes with even smaller bezels than the Realme 1 for a larger screen-to-body ratio of around 88.8 per cent. The Realme 2 sports a 6.2-inch display, but the resolution has been downgraded to HD+ instead of FHD+ on the Realme 1. On the back, you have a glossy plastic panel similar to the Realme 1 along with diamond-like patterns that will be available in red, blue and black.advertisementThe other big visual change comes on the back with the addition of a fingerprint sensor and dual camera setup. The Realme 1 saw some criticism for not including the biometric feature. On the hardware front, the new device ditches MediaTek and goes for an entry-level Snapdragon 450 chipset instead with Adreno 506 GPU. This will be coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM options along with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, respectively. Both the options will support expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card.Cameras on the Realme 2 are largely the same as the Realme 1, except for the fact that the rear camera setup now has two sensor. The primary camera is a 12-megapixel sensor while the secondary camera has a 2-megapixel sensor which will now allow you to take portrait shots. Up front, the Realme 2 retains the 8-megapixel sensor from the Realme 1.The next big upgrade comes to the battery, which is now a large 4,230mAh capacity compared to the Realme 1’s 3,410mAh battery. The Realme 1 offers a pretty good battery life and the new phone should take you through a day and a half on average usage. The Realme 2 will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1. It offers a dual 4G SIM support and a dedicated slot for microSD card.last_img read more

I deserved Arjuna Award nomination, says Asiad gold medallist Arpinder Singh

first_imgFor Amritsar lad Arpinder Singh, 2018 has been a year to remember where he has jumped his way to glory. Following his 16.77m jump that fetched gold at Asian Games, the triple jumper also went on to become the first Indian to win a medal at the IAAF Continental Cup, this month with a bronze.However, these efforts were not enough to fetch him an Arjuna Awards recommendation and Arpinder feels he deserved it.”I had applied. I don’t know how they have decided but I had won a gold. I have been medal winner at Continental Cup and Commonwealth games (2014). I think I deserve it because all has gone well on the performance front. If not this year, I hope to get it next year,” he tells India Today.India won 19 medals in athletics, including seven gold medals at Jakarta this year; their best away show in athletics at the Games. Three of the seven gold winners – javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, sprinter Hima Das and middle distance runner Jinson Jhonson were recommended for Arjuna Awards.Das won a gold in women’s 4x400m and silver medals in mixed 4x400m and the 4x400m individual event. Jhonson won gold in 1500m and a silver in 800m at the Asian games.Dusting off disappointment of missing out on national awards, Arpinder is confident India’s athletics show at Jakarta was no flash in the pan and augurs well for Tokyo Olympics in two years time.”If you look at it, in Asian games quite a few of our athletic performances matched world standards. So I am hopeful we can get three to four medals from athletics at Tokyo,” he says.advertisementHaving registered a personal career best of 17.17m, Arpinder wants to break greater barriers. “Personally I will soon get opportunities in Asian Championships and World Championships. I am going to try to get medals in both, he speaks with confidence.”last_img read more

Nokia 5.1 Plus review: HMD notches yet another win in the affordable segment

first_imgThe Nokia 5.1 Plus and 6.1 Plus have been some of the most anticipated Nokia phones from HMD’s camp this year. The latter has been available in India for a month now and it’s safe to say it’s a clear winner seeing the response from consumers in all the flash sales that have taken place so far. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is almost identical to the 6.1 Plus, but at an even more attractive price point. The company has about half a dozen offerings in the affordable segment, but the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a clear standout for a number of reasons.Launched at Rs 10,999, the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers a premium design language complete with an edge-to-edge notched display and an all-glass design. It also packs a capable Helio P60 chipset that should offer a good user experience when combined with stock Android as part of the Android One program. At this price point, only a few devices come to mind that offer features similar to the Nokia 5.1 Plus. But does the Nokia 5.1 Plus deliver on what it promises? Read on to find out.DesignLike the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the 5.1 Plus comes with premium all-glass design. But what makes it even more attractive is the fact that you can get this premium look at a more affordable price point. It sports an edge-to-edge display with a notch that allows for a larger screen-to-body ratio. The notch is wider than the one on the Nokia 6.1 Plus, but that doesn’t mean it gets more sensors. It houses a front camera, earpiece and ambient light sensor, but not much else. On first look, it does look a little more distracting and intrusive compared to the notch on the 6.1 Plus, but it doesn’t take too long to get used to it.advertisementSince the Nokia 5.1 Plus has a lot in common with the 6.1 Plus, a lot of what I’m going to say will sound repetitive. It’s got an extremely compact form factor that is great if you’re looking for a phone that can be worked on with a single hand. It’s also wonderfully lightweight as well which makes it easy to carry around in your hand without straining. The phone comes with glass on the front and back that looks glossy and reflective, making it stand out among a crowd of plastic and metal phones. It is offered in Black and Blue colours. The review unit I received was in Black and it looks really classy. A rear-mounted fingerprint sensor can also be seen on the back, which is probably the only flaw in the design because it’s not easy to reach. Since it’s a small phone, your finger will naturally touch the rear camera sensor first before you make your way to the fingerprint sensor below. The sensor is also pretty flush against the panel and without a noticeable dimple it’s harder to figure out its place. The glass panel will register some smudges but it does well to avoid scratches.The Nokia 5.1 Plus also misses the silver accents around the rear camera, fingerprint sensor and buttons on the side as seen on the 6.1 Plus. The accents have become a trademark Nokia design element that adds a touch of premium-ness to the device. The frame is plastic but has a glossy sheen to it which makes it look seamless with the rear panel. The 5.1 Plus looks premium for its price, but I would have liked some accents to add that touch of flair. Completing the design, we have a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, a speaker grille on the bottom, volume and power buttons on the right and a hybrid dual SIM tray on the left. The bottom also sees a USB Type-C port which is fantastic and also makes the 5.1 Plus among the cheapest phones with a Type-C port.DisplayOn first look, the notch on the Nokia 5.1 Plus does look a little more distracting and intrusive compared to the one on the 6.1 Plus. It looks more so than other notches because the form factor of the 5.1 Plus is pretty small, so the notch sticks out more. But after a brief adjustment, you’re likely to forget all about it. It also helps when the software and apps are nicely optimized for the notch. This is one area where I feel HMD has been pretty consistent. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has one of the best notch implementations in its segment, and I can say that the 5.1 Plus follows in the same line in the budget segment.advertisementThe Nokia 5.1 Plus is more about offering a convenient display rather than an immersive oneThe display itself is 5.8-inch in size and comes with an HD+ resolution. In comparison, the 6.1 Plus offers a FHD+ resolution at the same size. Now, the display isn’t large, but it’s bigger than what most other phones offer in this form factor. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is more about offering a convenient display rather than an immersive one. The display on the 5.1 Plus has some good colours and viewing angles looked good as well. The phone can get pretty bright, so outdoor viewing under intense sunlight should not be a problem. The display is on the cooler side of things and white balance could have been better, but you’re unlikely to notice that as you go about your day. For its size, a 720p resolution looks fine, although you will notice some pixelation and jagged lines while watching videos, if you really look hard.Performance and softwareUnlike the Nokia 6.1 Plus which gets a Snapdragon chipset, the Nokia 5.1 Plus gets a Helio P60 processor, which is pretty great mid-range chipset that has good power and great power efficiency as well. We have seen this chipset running the Realme 1, Oppo A3s and more expensive phones like the Oppo F9 Pro among others. This SoC is coupled with 3GB of RAM, which gets basic day-to-day tasks done with ease. Whether it’s messaging, browsing through websites and social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, and playing graphically challenging games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG, the 5.1 Plus holds up extremely well. It’s impressive to see a Rs 11,000 phone perform as good as a Rs 25,000 phone, which is another reason why the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers a really good value for money. The Helio P60 SoC isn’t just a powerful mid-range chipset with a good GPU, but it is also quite power efficient. A 30 minutes session of PUBG on default medium graphics settings ran smoothly and the device never got uncomfortably warm. Even on high graphics settings, the game runs without any noticeable hiccups. HMD is touting the device as a gaming phone and it gets the job done. Fast-paced games like Asphalt saw barely any drops in frame rate.No surprises that the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an Android One phone that runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The software comes bloatware free with just your basic Google apps pre-loaded. The user interface is simple and easy to get used to with no unnecessary add ons and customisations. Apps are also nicely optimised so things work pretty fluidly. As an Android One phone, the Nokia 5.1 Plus will receive timely security updates and a guarantee of Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the future. At the time of review, the 5.1 Plus was on the September security patch.The Helio P60 SoC isn’t just a powerful mid-range chipset, but it is also quite power efficientI noticed that the option to hide the notch wasn’t available, which means HMD may have removed it with an update as it did for the 6.1 Plus. The company announced a couple of weeks ago that the option will return in the near future for the 6.1 Plus, but we expect it to also return on the 5.1 Plus as well. It’s a convenient option to have, but I never really found myself needing it since almost every app is optimised for the notch so it never really interferes with your experience, especially while watching videos on YouTube.advertisementThe single speaker on the bottom can get covered easily if you’re viewing things in landscape mode. That being said, the speaker delivers some clear sound quality although volume level could have been better. The face unlock feature on board is also surprisingly fast and unlocks the device swiftly in good lighting conditions. The fingerprint sensor is also snappy and I’m quite satisfied with both the biometric options here.CameraComing to the cameras, the Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with dual sensors on the back with a 13-megapixel primary sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth of field photos. Up front, the phone houses an 8-megapixel sensor within the notch with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlock. Cameras are one are where HMD has suffered, especially when it comes to low-light photography. Outdoors and under good lighting conditions, the 5.1 Plus’ cameras capture some deep colors that look pretty natural. Some colours like reds and greens tend to stand out quite a bit and the dynamic range is good as well. The biggest problem I faced is with regards to a slow shutter speed which resulted in more shaky and unstable photos than I would have liked. You will have to wait a few seconds after taking a snap if you want photos to look sharp, but even that won’t help much in retaining detail. Things only get worse in low-light where the shutter speed gets slower. Photos comes out shaky and lack detail. The occasional stable shots will be few, but you’ll be satisfied with the colours.IMAGE SAMPLESThe rear cameras support Live Bokeh which I’ve found to be pretty decent. There is a good amount of separation between the subject and the background, but some patches will remain in focus. The selfie camera also captures some good selfies outdoors. The colours, especially the skin tone looks quite natural and exposure levels are balanced so the background looks good as well. But again, low-light selfies will look poor as there’s some softening and details aren’t sharp.BatteryA 3,060mAh battery may not sound like a lot, but if you combine that with a pretty power efficient Helio P60 chipset and some sweet software optimisation, the capacity is good for a full day on a single charge. It’s the same battery that’s inside the Nokia 6.1 Plus, and much like that the 5.1 Plus also offers a good day-long battery life and sometimes more on average to above average usage since a 720p display does not demand a lot from the battery. If you really use it intensively, you’ll still manage a good 12 hours of usage. Although HMD mentions fast charging for the Nokia 5.1 Plus, you won’t see that displayed while you charge the device. The phone ships with a regular 5V charger in the box that will juice up the device from zero to full in about 100 minutes, which is pretty quick. I averaged a good 5-6 hours of screen on time. Another point to note is that the Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a great standby time, which means idle battery drain is minimum.Should you buy the Nokia 5.1 Plus?HMD hit all the right notes with the Nokia 6.1 Plus by offering an attractive design, a great performance and stock Android One software at Rs 15,999. The company has managed to replicate that with the Nokia 5.1 Plus as well, and that too at a far lower price point, which is great to see. The phone offers a similarly exquisite, compact design with an optimised notched display. The Helio P60 chipset is a great alternative to Snapdragon at this price and offers a consistently smooth experience alongside an optimised Android One software. A good day-long battery life is the icing on the cake. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is definitely one to go for if you’re on a budget.The only area where the device falls short is with regards to the cameras. HMD is yet to get low-light photography right, but that is probably the least of your concerns. What may annoy you the most is its slow shutter speed which will result in hazy pictures. But if you’re not looking for a terrific camera phone at this price point and want a good-looking and a great performing smartphone, then the Nokia 5.1 Plus should be your pick.Nokia 5.1 Plus review8/10ProsPremium design languagePowerful mid-range chipsetAndroid One softwareConsSlow shutter speedlast_img read more

Jos Buttler admits pressure of being No.1 ahead of Sri Lanka ODIs

first_imgJos Buttler on the eve of first match of England’s ODI series against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, said that England are “very happy” being favourites but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”.”Very happy being favourites. It shows we’ve been doing good stuff and I like being favourites,” Buttler told reporters, saying the team were “very confident” and aiming to be “pushing the boundaries”.”We’re very aware of Sri Lanka’s qualities in these conditions. They have some experienced players… It’s been tricky in the past for England sides to come here,” Butler added.He added that being the number-one ranked one-day side ahead of next year’s World Cup on home soil brought its own pressures.Making the most of the facilities @josbuttler! pic.twitter.com/iCv5t50ZiPEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) October 8, 2018″There is always pressure being number one. Once you get there, I think that’s when the hard work really starts. You’ve got a bit of a target on your back.”It is down to you to keep improving and try to stay there. That’s the challenge and it has its own pressures. I think in the dressing room we have a good understanding… and know that we need to keep improving and pushing the boundaries.”Buttler said the World Cup was in the back of everyone’s mind, but they were taking every series one at a time and hoped to build a core group of players for next year’s championship.”It’s about trending in the right way and being able to build a core group of players — a squad of 15, 16, 17 guys — who we can call upon hopefully for the World Cup,” he said.advertisementUnderdogs Sri Lanka are still reeling from the axing of captain Angelo Mathews after a dismal run of 30 losses in their last 40 ODIs including defeats to Bangladesh and Afghanistan in last month’s Asia Cup. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with some “mystery spinners” who could pose problems for Eoin Morgan’s batsmen.Chandimal, who missed the Asia Cup and the preceding ODI series against South Africa due to injury and suspension, cautioned that home pitches had “a lot of spin”. “Especially for the batters it’s not easy to play… We have some mystery spinners as well.”They got all the experience and talent and we have to compete with them. When the situation comes we have some game plans which we will have to execute.”Chandimal said he hoped to improve the team’s fielding.”In the last few days, we worked really hard on our fielding individually and as a group,” he said.”That’s the biggest change we are trying to make in this series — give priority to our fielding and give it a lot of attention.”The five-match one-day series is followed by three Tests in November.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs WI Live Streaming on Hotstar and JioTV

first_imgIndia vs West Indies 3rd ODI live streaming from Pune: Watch Ind vs WI 3rd ODI free live streaming online: Watch IND vs WI 3rd ODI Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.India will aim to bounce back from the heart-stopping draw that denied them a 2-0 lead when they face a resurgent West Indies in the third One-day International (ODI) in Pune on Saturday.After an easy 8-wicket sailing in the series opener in Guwahati, India were denied an easy 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber as the tourists managed to salvage a morale-boosting tie in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam.India vs West Indies Live Streaming, 3rd ODI Match: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast on TV and OnlineBut the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will definitely add a lot of meat to the Indian bowling that has been clobbered for more than 320 runs on both occasions.It will also be interesting to see whether skipper Virat Kohli and the team management would still want to pursue with Umesh Yadav, especially after the pacer successively failed to convert his success in Tests to limited overs cricket.With just 16 ODIs to go for the ICC 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, India will also be hoping to get their middle order conundrum solved, specially the No.5, 6 and 7 spots.What time does the 3rd ODI between India vs West Indies start?3rd ODI starts at 1:30 PM IST on October 21, Saturday at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.advertisementWhat TV channel and live stream is the 3rd ODI between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs West Indies match.Where will the 3rd ODI between India and West Indies be played?The 3rd ODI between India and West Indies will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 01:30 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 3rd ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 3rd ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the 3rd ODI between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 3rd ODI between India and West Indies?India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey.West Indies: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Obed McCoy.Tags: online streaming, live streaming online, watch live online, dd national live, live stream, live video streaming, live match watch online, star sports 1 hindi live, watch live streaming free, dd national live tv, live match on hotstar, odi live streaming, india vs west indies live streaming channels, india vs wi odi series 2018 live streaming, crictime, 3rd odi live streaming, 3rd odi live streaming watch online, hotstarlast_img read more

Harris should be played in first Test against India, says former coach Lehmann

first_imgSydney, Nov 22 (PTI) Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann has suggested that rookie opener Marcus Harris, who has been picked in the 14-man Australia squad for the first two Tests against India, should be in playing XI for the first game in Adelaide on December 6. “He (Harris) is the in-form player of the competition and has an outstanding record over the last two years. I would have liked to have got (Matt) Renshaw in there, but he hasn’t scored enough runs,” Lehmann told Macquarie Sports Radio. Lehmann then dissected what could possibly be Australian strategy looking at the Indian squad. Comeback man Peter Handscomb is his best bet for countering Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. “If Ashwin plays, then I am playing (Peter) Handscomb as he helps negate Ashwin,” Lehmann said. According to the former coach, the three pacers, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc are automatic choices with Nathan Lyon as the only spinner in the playing XI. “It’s the toughest job selecting the first Test of the summer but whoever we pick we have to back 100 percent,” the former Aussie all-rounder said. PTI KHS KHSKHSlast_img read more

Hockey World Cup: Pakistan stars woo fans in Bhubaneswar, dance to Bollywood songs

first_imgThere was a lot of uncertainty around the Pakistan hockey team’s participation in the ongoing World Cup in Bhubaneswar due to visa and sponsorship issues but the decks were cleared for the four-time champions in the eleventh hour.As it turns out, Pakistan are enjoying their time in their neighbouring country. Despite ordinary performances on the turf, Pakistan are a big hit among the passionate fans in a carnival-like atmosphere in Bhubaneswar.The hockey fans were entertained by the Pakistan team, which visited the bustling Fan Village at the Kalinga Stadium. The Men in Green didn’t hold back as they danced to Bollywood numbers and sang them, amid cheers from spectators.Pakistan hockey player Muhammad Irfan stole the show at the Fan Village as fans grooved to the Bollywood number he sang. He sang the Bollywood song, ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ of film Salman Khan-starer Tiger Zinda Hai..@PHFOfficial’s Muhammad Irfan is multi-talented star. After singing, he pulls up the authentic Bhangra moves with Olly at the Fan Village in Odisha.#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/lhb7agQas2Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 6, 2018The multi-talented star also pulled up the Bhangra moves with the World Cup mascot Olly at the Fan Village while other players joined him.Pakistan bidding to qualify for knockout stagesPakistan are currently on the third spot of Pool D table, behind Germany and the Netherlands after collecting only one point from two matches. They are slated to face the Netherlands in their last pool match on December 9.advertisementAfter losing to Germany, Pakistan played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Malaysia in a Pool D match on Thursday.The hockey players of Malaysia, the Netherlands and Germany also showed their moves as they took part in a dance-off with the mascot Olly at the Fan Village.The Fan Village set up in an area of 18,000 square meters has been designed to keep visitors engaged in various activities.”We love the crowd. We are happy to be here. It’s incredible to play here,” said Billy Bakker, the Netherlands team captain. He also shared his love for Indian food.Later, the German team visited Odisha Police stall at the Fan Village. They were accorded a rousing welcome in the presence of DGP RP Sharma.Also Read | Anil Kumble attends Argentina-France game as special guestAlso Read | Good start from India but need to keep the momentum going, says Sardar SinghAlso Read | France stun Argentina 5-3 to reach knockouts, Spain eliminatedlast_img read more

Nobody goes to meetings with 300 bags: ED replies to Mallya’s plea in PMLA court

first_imgAn Enforcement Directorate counsel on Wednesday argued that former liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s plea in a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, in Mumbai, was non-consequential.A court in London on December 10 ordered that Mallya, wanted for Rs 9,000 crore loans default by his companies and facing charges of fraud and money laundering, be sent back to India. Mallya had run off to London to escape arrest.The ED had moved a special court in UK, seeking to declare him a fugitive under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act (FEOA).Following the Monday order, Mallya’s lawyer on Tuesday sought dismissal of the ED’s plea to declare him a fugitive, citing he left India to attend a meeting.”There was no secret departure. He left the country to attend a planned meeting (of World Motor Sport in Geneva),” he said.To this end, the ED’s counsel, DN Singh, said, “They have been stating that he had gone for a meeting, but have they shown any diary entry or any other proof by way of an invite or anything to show that he had gone to attend this meeting? Moreover, who goes to attend a meeting with 300 bags and a huge cargo?”Desai had argued that for anyone to be declared a fugitive, two issues have to be satisfied. One that the person has left the country to avoid the investigation and second that being abroad, he refuses to return.Desai also reiterated his argument that Mallya did not leave the country secretly as claimed by the ED.advertisementSingh said that in Mallya’s case both the mentioned issues did arise.”Despite summons and three NBW warrants issued against him, Mallya refused to join probe. The extradition process is a proof enough that he was not willing to return,” he said.Desai also claimed that Mallya was a non-resident Indian (NRI) with a house in London and his whereabouts were known to the banks and investigating agencies. The businessman was ready to surrender in the United Kingdom where he had been living for 28 years, but he could not be put in the hands of the agencies which were not ready to follow procedures, he added.Desai wound up his argument on Tuesday. He will further argue the case on Monday.(With inputs from PTI)ALSO READ | Major boost to Indian agencies, UK court orders Vijay Mallya’s extraditionALSO READ | Please take it: Vijay Mallya tweets humble offer to pay 100% backALSO WATCH | So Shayari: Vijay Mallya gets spookedlast_img read more

Sunil Gavaskar wants India to try out Shubman Gill in final 2 ODIs vs New Zealand

first_imgIndia have already bagged the five-match ODI series with their 7-wicket win in the third one-day international at mount Mount Maunganui on Monday.That was Virat Kohli’s last involvement in New Zealand for the current tour as the Team India skipper has been rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series and the three T20 internationals in New Zealand. In Kohli absence, his deputy Rohit Sharma will lead the side.And with series securely in the bag, many pundits are expecting India to make a couple of changes over the next two games and give players on the bench a chance.Sunil Gavaskar speaking to India Today on Tuesday, wanted the 19-year-old Shubman Gill to get a game in New Zealand.”Well because the No.3 spot is vacant, I would want to give Shubman Gill a game, give him a couple of games and see how he fares. If he gets to bat, you will get a fair idea how he is taking to international cricket,” Gavaskar told India Today.Super training session #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/6Ymle5GLSu Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) January 29, 2019Gill, someone who epitomises the new breed of Indian cricketers, even won praise from Kohli at the end of the 3rd ODI at the post match presentation ceremony.”I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli said in praise of the 19-year-old.advertisement”So, that’s the confidence that they carry and it’s great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them the space to grow.”As for the team composition for the upcomming World Cup, Gavaskar said that the Indian squad is more or less decided and the only thing they are looking at are the fifth and sixth bowlers, where have a number of players to chose from at their disposal.”I think you are looking at the fifth and sixth bowlers, that is where India is coming good. Hardik Pandya is back for the first time since September and he bowled and fielded very well, that was one brilliant comeback. Then there is Kedar Jadhav as well. Indian selectors are spoilt for choice and that’s always good,” Gavaskar said.Also Read | Indian selectors are spoilt for choice and that’s always good: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | New Zealand better team than Australia, India have been too good: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

Body of footballer Emiliano Sala formally identified: UK Police

first_imgA body retrieved from the wreckage of a crashed plane in the English Channel has been formally identified as Cardiff City’s Argentina-born soccer player Emiliano Sala, British police said in a statement on Thursday.Sala, 28, had been flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales on January 21 to make his debut for the Premier League team when the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the sea.Wreckage was found on Sunday following a privately-funded underwater search and a body recovered on Wednesday and taken to southern England.”The body brought to Portland Port today… has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala,” the police statement said.”The families of Mr Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”Cardiff posted the statement on their website.”We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano. He and David will forever remain in our thoughts,” the Welsh club said.Sala had agreed to join relegation-threatened Cardiff for a club-record fee of 15 million pounds ($19.43 million) from French Ligue 1 club Nantes.Police said an investigation into the circumstances of the death was continuing.Efforts to recover the aircraft wreckage have so far been unsuccessful due to poor weather conditions.The plane had been cruising at 5,000 feet (1,525 m) when the pilot requested to descend to a lower altitude on passing Guernsey. It then lost radar contact at 2,300 feet.advertisementArgentine newspaper Clarin last month published a voice message that Sala, who had played in France since 2012 and scored 12 goals for Nantes this season, apparently sent to friends while in the air.”We’re up in the plane and it seems it’s about to crash,” said the message, which Clarin said was verified by Sala’s father, Horacio Sala.”If you have not heard anything from me in an hour and a half, I don’t know if they’re going to send someone to find me, because, you know, they’re not going to be able to,” the message said. “Dad. I’m really scared.”Also Watch:last_img read more

Pakistan Super League 2019 Live Streaming: When, Where and How to Watch Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings Online Coverage on DSport

first_imgLahore Qalandars take on Karachi Kings in the fifth match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What time does the match between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings start?The match between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings starts at 9:30 PM IST on February 16, Saturday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the match between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings Live Streaming on?DSport will telecast the match. Airtel TV will live stream Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings match.Where will the Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings match be played?The T20 match between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 9:30 PM IST.Where can I watch Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings match live?The match will be shown in DSport network and can also be streamed on Airtel TV.Where can I check the online live updates of the Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings T20 match?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads of Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings?Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Anton Devcich, Brendan Taylor(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Rahat Ali, Haris Rauf, Hassan Khan, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Agha Salman, Haris Sohail, Corey Anderson, Saad Ali, David Wiese, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammad Imran, Umair MasoodadvertisementKarachi Kings: Liam Livingstone, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Imad Wasim(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Umer Khan, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamer Yaminlast_img read more

Irfan Pathan only Indian to enrol for 2019 Carribean Premier League players draft

first_imgIrfan Pathan became the only Indian cricketer on Thursday to enrol himself in the players draft for upcoming Carribean Premier League (CPL).By signing up for the players draft, Pathan may become the first Indian to play in an overseas T20 league.CPL’s official website put out the final list of players who have signed up for the players draft.A record number of 536 players from 20 overseas countries and the West Indies are available to be picked by six CPL teams.”The fact that so many players have registered for our draft is a testament to the stature of our league. Playing cricket in the Caribbean is something that all players look forward to, and the CPL combines that allure with a high standard of cricket. We expect that this year’s tournament will be no different,” Michael Hall, CPL Tournament Operations Director, said in a statement.The likes of Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Shakib al Hasan, Jofra Archer, and JP Duminy have put their names forward for the draft along with Caribbean stars such as Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope.Each franchise has the option of retaining or acquiring a maximum number of six players, although there is no obligation to do so.The players the teams can potentially retain are:Minimum of three West Indian players, a maximum of four,Maximum of one overseas player, reduced to none if four West Indians retained,A Marquee Player whether retained or acquired,An ICC Americas Player, whether retained or acquired.advertisementTrinbago Knight Riders won the previous edition of the CPL in 2018.This year’s CPL will be held from September 4 to October 12.Also Read | Ashes is pinnacle of women’s cricket: Tayla Vlaemincklast_img read more

A Higher Order | Best Arts Colleges in India

first_imgEntering the gates of St Stephen’s College, Delhi, located in the university enclave, one realises everything is different here. The red brick walls of the college welcome you through the several arches on the ground floor. Open spaces abound on the campus. But then, they are not just open barren,Entering the gates of St Stephen’s College, Delhi, located in the university enclave, one realises everything is different here. The red brick walls of the college welcome you through the several arches on the ground floor. Open spaces abound on the campus. But then, they are not just open barren spaces, as Prof. John Varghese, principal of St Stephen’s College, points out, They are green spaces; they are there with a purpose, and that is to give the students a sense of freedom. Prof. Varghese believes that every tree is known by the fruits it produces, and colleges are no different. Precisely, one of the ways by which St Stephen’s distinguishes itself from other institutions is through its students. Over the years, the college has built up a formidable reputation, drawing the best students from all corners of the country who have excelled in the field of academics, public policy, politics and sports. Not many know that St Stephen’s was among the three colleges that initially constituted the University of Delhi (DU). Started by a Christian mission as a high school, St Stephen’s became a college in 1881.The principal pointed out three qualities which help Stephenians stand out among the restexcellence, service and commitment. When students come here, they are already good but we try to take them to a level where their skills and subject knowledge are enhanced. We bring to them certain value additions that become a distinguishing factor for those who graduate from here, he says. The teachers at Stephen’s play a vital role in tapping the uniqueness of each student by involving them in multiple activities throughout the year. For example, this year, an active set of students conducted project work in a small school in Spiti Valley high up in the Himalayas. The result was a great learning experience for both students as well as teachers.advertisement But even with its peerless record, there are still a couple of key initiatives that the college is bidding for. It is increasingly taking an effort to go paperless and has now even developed an in-house e-filing facility for communication between the administration and students. The principal says, We are very keen that we go autonomous because that can help us introduce new courses, establish academic partnerships which can be taken to a level of extreme benefit for both the partnering institutions. And when we partner, we would like to translate the benefits not just to our students but also the country.To find new ways to promote academic excellence and also support the government of India in strengthening ties with neighbours, the college has initiated a discussion with the ministry of external affairs (MEA) expressing its willingness to offer seats through the MEA and the ministry of human resource development to our neighbours in the ASEAN and SAARC countries as well as in the African continent.At present, the college has six active partnerships with institutions within and outside India and is focused on increasing that number for future growth. In addition to academic excellence, Prof. Varghese stresses on all-round growth. We encourage independent thinking among students, he says. This extends to students who are creative also. Though it may not be immediately possible, we are looking at exploring ways in which creative students, even if they do not have the marks, can be accommodated in our college. I am hopeful that in a few years we will be able to do it.The college has a very systematic campus placement cell as well. An online platform has been created to cater to the requirements of the placement procedure, which has been shared with the recruitment agencies as well as the students to smooth out the process. Prof. John Varghese Principal, St Stephen’s CollegeWhat’s unique about St Stephen’s?Our students make the difference. We have students who have gone and excelled in academics, public policy, politics and sports. When they come here, they are good but we try to take them to a level where their skills and subject knowledge are on superior plain. We encourage our students to go out and serve, make it their driving force. Commitment is the third force which influences the other two. Whatever the students do, they must put in their heart and soul.What next?We are trying to go paperless, not just to save the environment but also to make things easier by participatory digital initiatives. We are keen that we go autonomous because that will help us introduce new courses. At present, the college has six active partnerships with institutions within and outside India. I want to increase this number.advertisement Avni Tyagi, First year, BA programmeWhat’s unique about campus life in the college?A lot of prominent personalities come here, talk to us and inspire us to do a lot of good stuff. In the first year, we have morning assemblies where we read verses from the Holy Scriptures. It helps us imbibe a lot of good qualities, values and morals. The chapel is a very peaceful place in the college.One advice to future studentsYou don’t have to change your identity to survive here. Just be more realistic and stick to your principles.last_img read more

Explained: The MS Dhoni-Amrapali connection

first_imgCricketer and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is seeing his and his wife Sakshi Dhoni’s names being dragged into the controversy surrounding the troubled real estate developer Amrapali Group.The Amrapali Group has been accused of committing fraud by siphoning money paid by tens of thousands of home buyers and of cheating by not completing housing projects for which the developer had accepted payments.The Supreme Court, which accused the Amrapali Group of committing a “first degree crime”, has ordered a probe against the company’s top management and has asked the government-owned National Buildings Construction Corporation to take over and complete Amrapali’s unfinished housing projects.MS Dhoni has found himself getting embroiled in this controversy, with an audit report submitted in the Supreme Court alleging that companies linked to the cricketer and his wife Sakshi Dhoni were among those used by Amrapali to illegally divert the funds. The allegations have been denied.HOW DID MS DHONI GET INVOLVED WITH AMRAPALI?Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s involvement with the Amrapali Group began with him coming on board as a brand ambassador for the real estate company.MS Dhoni was the brand ambassador of the Amrapali Group for six to seven years, during which period he shot advertisements for the real estate developer.Dhoni found himself in the eye of a storm in 2016 after aggrieved residents of an Amrapali project in Uttar Pradesh started tagging the cricketer on social media. Residents of Noida’s Amrapali Saphhire called on Dhoni to disassociate himself from the real estate group or get it to complete its pending projects.advertisementFollowing the social media controversy, MS Dhoni quit as brand ambassador of the Amrapali Group.WHEN MS DHONI SUED AMRAPALILast year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni sued the Amrapali Group for unpaid dues. The suit was filed, first in the Delhi High Court and then the Supreme Court, on his behalf by Rhiti Sports Management.Rhiti Sports Management is a sports marketing and management company in which MS Dhoni has major stakes. He is also managed by Rhiti Sports.In its suit against Amrapali, Rhiti Sports claimed that the real estate developer had failed to pay Dhoni around Rs 150 crore that was owed to him as payment for his services as a brand ambassador.SO HOW IS DHONI INVOLVED?According to an audit report submitted in the Supreme Court, MS Dhoni is involved in the Amrapali controversy through Rhiti Sports.The audit report claims that between 2009 and 2015, the Amrapali Group paid a total of Rs 42.22 crore to Rhiti Sports. Of this sum, Rs 6.52 crore was paid by Amrapali Sapphire Developers.The audit report says that Amrapali Group and Rhiti Sports got into several agreements during this period. However, the audit report says, these were “sham” agreements that had “just been made for payment of amounts to Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited”.The audit report contends that the Rs 6.52 crore paid by Amrapali Sapphire Developers to Rhiti Sports actually belonged to home buyers and so, was illegally diverted.HOW IS SAKSHI DHONI INVOLVED?The same audit report that talks about the dealings between Rhiti Sports and the Amrapali Group, says MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni was a director in Amrapali Mahi Developers.The audit report says that the auditors were verbally told Amrapali Mahi Developers was incorporated for the development of a project in Ranchi and that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also entered between the parties.However, the audit report says, the MoU was never given to the auditors.WHAT DOES RHITI SPORTS HAVE TO SAY?Rhiti Sports, for its part, has said that the observations made in the audit report are “bereft of proper information or relevant document”.The talent company said that the payments received by it were valid payments for services provided by the company. “The question of siphoning funds does not arise because Rhiti provided all professional services as per the agreement,” the company said in a statement.Rhiti Sports also said that it had all relevant documents to establish a “clean image” and to show that the observations made in the audit report are “incorrect”.WHAT NEXT FOR AMRAPALI?As the real estate developer, the Amrapali Group is now doomed. The Supreme Court, in its scathing and landmark order earlier this week, cancelled the group’s registration under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) [Rera] Act.The court has also ordered a probe into the Amrapali Group’s top management as well as the chartered accountant who oversaw the company’s accounts.The Supreme Court also ousted Amrapali from its prime properties in the National Capital Region and directed the state-run National Buildings Construction Corporation to take over all of Amrapali’s pending housing projects and complete them in a time-bound manner.advertisementThe Supreme Court’s Amrapali ruling is a landmark verdict that will have far-reaching consequences in all cases involved embattled real estate developers such as Unitech and Jaypee.READ | ICC chief Manohar got contentious payment from AmrapaliREAD | Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni deployed in Kashmir Valley as part of Victor ForceWATCH | SC relief to homebuyers as it asks NBCC to take over Amarpali projectslast_img read more

RIBFEST RAISES RECORD FUNDS FOR CAMP HIGH HOPES

first_imgLast weekend’s Ribfest at the Hard Rock hotel and Casino raised a record amount of money for Camp High Hopes.Rib Fest 2017 brought in $60,500 for the special needs camp.More than 1,600 people came to enjoy the food and fun with over 100 volunteers working at the event.Twenty-two teams competed for cash prizes and bragging rights in the KCBS sanctioned event with the Reserve Champion in the competition won by Digger’s BBQ of Sioux City, and Ferg-A-Que of Sioux City went home as the Grand Champion of Rib Fest .The proceeds raised from Saturday’s event will go directly to the programs and services Camp High Hopes provides to kids, teens, and adults with disabilities, special needs, and chronic illnesses.last_img read more