NGT bans camping activities within 100 m of Ganga in Uttarakhand

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered a ban on camping activities within 100 metres of the Ganga. A Bench headed by chairperson Swatanter Kumar said the ban will be imposed from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.There are 33 beaches along the Ganga.Activist Vikrant Tongad had moved the NGT against camping along the river. He had contended that camping and river rafting, when done without any regulations, would disturb the environment.He highlighted that people who had camped along the river disposed of waste in the river and also left behind glass and plastic bottles on the banks.last_img read more

Multiple attacks in Valley, 13 jawans injured

first_imgMilitants struck at around five places in Kashmir valley in four hours, apparently a coordinated strikes, on Tuesday evening, leaving 13 security personnel injured.The first attack was carried out at on 180 Battalion of the CRPF located in Pulwama’s Tral area after the sunset. “The grenade exploded near the camp located at Lariyal. Four jawans were injured,” said a police spokesman. There were also reports of firing in the area.In the second attack, militants lobbed a grenade on 130 Battalion of the CRPF located at Awantipora’s Padgampora area in Pulwama district. There are no reports of any injuries in the attack.Subsequently, militants lobbed grenade at a police station in Pulwama, around 30 km south of Srinagar, and opened fire. Militants also snatched two weapons after attacking the guards of Justice Muzaffar Attar in Achidora, Anantnag. One special police officer was injured in the attack.In north Kashmir, militants hurled a grenade at an army camp which houses 22 Rashtriya Rifles. “There was an exchange of fire too,” said a police official.  The casualties could not be ascertained immediately.  The attacks took place on 17th on Ramzan, which is observed as Yaum-ul-Badr in remembrance of a war won by prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago.”We had inputs regarding escalation in violence on the occasion. That is why the damage is limited as alerts were issued in advance. There is minimum damage,” Director General of Police S.P. Vaid said. A red alert was sounded across the Valley. The last one week has witnessed more than four grenade attacks in Valley, especially south Kashmir.last_img read more

Parties gear up for post-poll scenarios

first_imgWith polling for Lok Sabha 2019 ending on Sunday, political parties in Maharashtra have called all their MLAs, sitting MPs and candidates for meetings on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the possible scenarios that may emerge afterresults are announced on May 23. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) core committee will meet on Monday, while all its MLAs, MPs and candidates in Maharashtra will meet in Mumbai the following day. Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said, “This is a regular meeting. We have called the elected representatives on Tuesday. We are confident of a majority; there is no question of us getting panicky.” He reiterated that BJP-Shiv Sena combine will win up to 45 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra. Sena leaders, on the other hand, have been asked to remain in their constituencies. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is currently on a holiday in Europe and is likely to return within a day or two. Congress meetingNationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar will in Delhi from Tuesday and will be joined by senior party leaders like Praful Patel. According to party sources, Mr. Pawar will remain in Delhi till there is some clarity on who will form the next government. Meanwhile, the Congress will hold a meeting of all its MLAs and leaders on Monday, chaired by its Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge. State unit Congress president Ashok Chavan said the party will discuss a new group leader in the Assembly, since Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil has resigned from the post and as Leader of Opposition. The Congress will also discuss reports from its candidates about local leaders who worked against the official party candidate. Five Congress MLAs — Mr. Vikhe-Patil, Jaikumar Gore, Nitesh Rane, Abdul Sattar and Kalidas Kolambkar — are under the scanner for anti-party activities during elections.last_img read more

Amid MVP talks, JRU star Alvarez told: Focus on team, not stats

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Alvarez unleashed 23 points built on 16 hits and three blocks as JRU secured at least a playoff for a semifinals slot.The 20-year-old Alvarez has come a long way since showing up to JRU’s practice for the first time several years ago.“We’re really proud of her because when she came here with us she couldn’t last jogging for five minutes and look where she is now,” said Tioseco.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Magic withstand late Miami rally for rare road win And Tioseco’s two-cents couldn’t be more of value and timely with Alvarez and the rest of the Lady Bombers fighting for a Final Four spot.“I wasn’t doing well in our last training and coach told me not to think about the stats but rather think about the team because if you think about the stats, we won’t make it to the Final Four,” Alvarez told reporters in Filipino after leading JRU to a 25-13, 23-25, 25-11, 25-12, win over Lyceum on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Bombers are primed to make the Final Four and if they do, Alvarez will officially be a legitimate MVP contender along with San Beda’s Cesca Raqraquin.“She’s one of the top players so I guess she deserves to be the MVP,” said Tioseco of her player. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn the verge of a potential MVP season, Jose Rizal University star Shola Alvarez got a much-needed advice from her coach Mia Tioseco.The growing MVP talks have been hard to escape for Alvarez especially when she keeps putting up numbers that validate her case as one of the top players in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

Meneses hopes to see Teodoro involve his teammates more

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ LATEST STORIES Things didn’t get better on Friday in the Heavy Bombers’ 81-53 rout of St. Benilde, with the prized gunslinger mustering 13 points on a 3-of-5 sniping but failing to dish any dimes in the win.Luckily, Meneses was able to draw valuable contributions from the likes of Ervin Grospe, Jed Mendoza, MJ Dela Virgen, and Gio Lasquety.“I gave the others chance and good things happened for the team,” he said after JRU racked its first winning streak of the season and improved to 4-3. “You can see the talent of Grospe and Mendoza. So it’s a challenge for Tey to make his teammates better.”With two more games before the end of the first round, the PBA legend is just being patient as he hopes to turn Teodoro to the playmaker role he’s envisioning him to be for the benefit of the squad.“I’m here to guide him. That’s the job of a coach. Whatever the player’s weaknesses are, I have to tell it to him and help him improve on that. That’s my role,” said Meneses.ADVERTISEMENT Teodoro has been averaging 13.2 points on a 30.4-percent from three, on top of 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season. Napa disappointed with Knights’ lack of ‘team effort’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIs it time for Tey Teodoro to embrace more of a playmaking role rather than just be Jose Rizal U’s go-to scorer?If coach Vergel Meneses would have his way, he’d love to see that shift , especially with how the the fourth-year gunner has struggled this NCAA Season 93.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 Gamescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I told him that he should be able to play and adapt on what’s beneficial for the team. He should play with a goal that he wants to involve his teammates,” the mentor said in Filipino.Meneses went as far as wishing Teodoro to emulate a former NCAA rival in Jio Jalalon.  “He should be like Jalalon who is a facilitator and who makes his teammates better.”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 opening Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Supreme Court to BCCI: You are incapable of transparency

first_imgThe Supreme Court yet again lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and said its constitution is incapable of achieving the values of transparency, objectivity and accountability, which can only be achieved by changing it.”The inherent constitution of BCCI is such that it is highly incapable of achieving the values of transparency, objectivity and accountability that without changing its structure it can’t be done so,” a bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice FMI Kalifulla said.                The remarks were made after senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, who was appointed as amicus curiae by the apex court to assist it on the issue, said if the constitution of BCCI does not allow the values to be achieved then it could be said to be illegal as the cricket board is discharging public function.                “You discharge public function but you want to enjoy private status. If you have public persona then you have to shed private persona. This cannot be done. It selects national team for the country, it cannot be a private society. It is a public entity,” Subramaniam said.                Justifying the recommendations of Justice RM Lodha panel for large-scale structural reforms, he said, had the BCCI adhered to the constitutional values there would not have been need for recommendations. (Fall in line with Lodha recommendations: SC tells state associations )                “Recommendations are in right directions and the steps are in right direction to ensure that constitutional values are adhered to ensure institutional integrity,” he said, adding that BCCI is the beneficiary of the recommendations of Justice Lodha-led committee and if they are implemented it will help ensuring the credibility of the institution.                The bench asked Subramaniam as how it connects the two points that states which were earlier deprived of voting rights will have now while the recommendation takes away from those already had.                The amicus curiae said the only ground which connects the two aspects is parity and every state should have been given equal opportunity. He also suggested that in IPL governing council, members of franchise should also be included to bring in more transparency.advertisementSenior advocate KK Venugopal appearing for the cricket board said for legalising betting a law has to be passed and BCCI does not agree with the argument.                He said every state has their own law relating to betting and gambling and it will not be feasible.                The apex court had yesterday said all state cricket associations will have to “fall in line” with recommendations of the Lodha panel on structural reforms in BCCI which was carried out in the wake of match-fixing and spot-fixing allegations.                Earlier, the apex court had pulled up the BCCI for resisting the Lodha committee’s recommendation on capping the age of its office bearers to 70 years.                The current proceedings in the apex court is the outcome of the petition filed by CAB through its secretary Aditya Kumar Verma who has alleged large scale irregularities.                The apex court had on April 25 pulled up BCCI for “monopolising” cricket in the country and had said several youngsters wanting to be Dhonis and Kohlis are not given equal opportunity if they are not on the right side of the cricket body.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

Here Is What Barry J. Sanders Will Look Like In An OSU Uniform

first_img“I believe the sky will be the limit in the way I perform. I have said before that anyone that tries to compare themselves to my father, it is hard to, it is very hard to,” Sanders told the Tulsa World when he decided to transfer.“As much as I think that, I have some of his moves that doesn’t compare to what he was able to do over a long period of time. That is what made him so great. I hope to replicate that as much as I can but this is reality.”Good on him for properly setting expectations. Although I admit it will be difficult to not think of his pops when he throws on those threads come September.Robert Allen had a (sort of) update on BJS a few weeks ago when he finally got to Stillwater.Barry J. Sanders looked good and talking to him casually beforehand, he is excited. Having just arrived about a week and a half ago, one of his observations was that the summer workload at OSU is harder than he was used to at Stanford. Sanders admit[ed] he will get in better shape as he dives into the OSU work program.I’d hope so. OSU will need him.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Chris Knox is back at it. Working his magic with what will be an amazing combo for the upcoming year (side note: I can’t be the only person who keeps forgetting OSU has new threads, can I?)Anyway, this is sweet, isn’t it?I might be just a bit excited to see Barry J. in an #okstate uniform. @BarryJSanders26 @pistolsguy @Pokes_State pic.twitter.com/zYrg96JRCW— Chris Knox (@cknoxdesign) July 6, 2016last_img read more