There’s a cute little treat for all Kangana Ranaut fans. The makers of Tanu Weds Manu Returns have released the video of the new song ‘Banno Tera Swagger’, and how we’re tripping on it!Kangana Ranaut in her two avatars, and Madhavan in the Tanu Weds Manu Returns posterKangana’s sportswoman avatar is the pivot of the video. Kusum ‘Datto’ Sangwan, as is evident from the trailer, is a new entrant in the sequel. Datto is a Delhi University student, and as reports have recently pointed out, is quite a hit with the DU sports quota women.In ‘Banno Tera Swagger’, as the song goes on to prove, it’s Kusum’s swagger that is on everyone’s mind. This Banno is a ‘topper’ in whatever ‘subject’ she puts her hands on, and isn’t the one to be relegated to the back seat. She is stubborn, and does exactly what she feels like…and this is why, ‘Banno tera swagger laage saaxy (yes, sexy)…’, says the song.Watch the newest gift from the Tanu Weds Manu Returns guys and decide for yourself whether or not you like it. The film, meanwhile, is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 22, and sees Madhavan, Jimmy Sheirgill and Kangana reprising their roles from the 2011 Tanu Weds Manu. And the Kangana doppelganger is where all eyes are set, for now.
Lalit Modi’s lawyer has returned the summons issued to the former IPL boss by the Enforcement Directorate , saying he was not authorised to receive them, the Central agency said on Tuesday. Advocate Mehmood M Abdi, who represents Modi, in a statement said, “I have not received any such summons”.”ED has Modi’s address in the UK. They are required to serve him as per the procedure prescribed in law,” Abdi said.The Central agency had last week issued summons to Modi in a money-laundering case registered against him in Mumbai, seeking his presence at its office within three weeks.It was returned by his lawyer who said he was not authorised by Lalit Modi to receive it, an ED officer said On Tuesday.IndiaToday.in has the exclusive of summons issued to Lalit Modi. The summons were issued under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 (15 of 2003). The documents which have been sought from Lalit Modi are:-Details of bank accounts held by him and his family members in India and abroad.-Details of moveable and immoveable properties held by him and his family members in India and abroad.-Details of companies/ firms wherein he or his family members have stakes or financial interest along with business activities of the said companies/ firms.-Details of bank accounts of the companies/ firms.-Details of his financial transactions with Akash Arora and Netlinkblue, Dubai (N Srinivasan in his statement to ED last week had made an allegation of “kickbacks” of Rs 3.5 crore against Lalit Modi, saying, Arora had paid Rs 3.5 crore to Golden Wings Pvt Ltd, on behalf of Modi).advertisement-Details of his financial transactions with World Sports Group and Park House Holdings Ltd.-Copy of agreement entered into between WSG, Mauritius and BCCI in respect of the IPL media rights referred to in his email dated 23.03.2009 sent to various broadcasters/entities.-Copy of approval of Governing Council authorising him to enter into agreement with WSG, Mauritius (WSGM) for IPL media rights without following tender process.-Copy of ITT pertaining to exploitation of Free Commercial Time (FCT) of 150 seconds.-Copies of bids submitted by various parties for exploiting Free Commercial Time of 150 seconds during IPL matches.-Copy of agreement entered into with Pioneer Digadsys for exploiting the Free Commercial Time of 150 seconds.-Copies of bids submitted by various parties for providing mobile X Ray scanners during IPL.-Tender evidences.The case relates to a 2008 deal between World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi Screen Media (MSM) for television rights of Indian Premier League (IPL) worth Rs 425 crore.In 2008, BCCI awarded 10-year media rights to WSG for USD 918 million. WSG entered into a deal with MSM to make Sony the official broadcaster. The contract was replaced a year later with a nine-year deal where MSM paid USD 1.63 billion.The ED started a probe in 2009 under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to investigate allegations that payment of Rs 425 crore facilitation fee by MSM Singapore to WSG Mauritius was made in an illegal way.
London Olympics bronze medallist Gagan Narang finished fifth in the men’s 10 metre Air Rifle at the ongoing shooting World Cup here on Monday.Gagan, who is recuperating from a neck injury, struggled in the initial rounds, making it to the eight-man final in the eighth position. He gave a better account of himself in the final, moving up three positions with a score of 144.5.Cao Yifei of China won the gold with a final round score of 207.4, while Kim Sang Do (206.9) of South Korea finished with the silver and Petar Gorsa (186.5) of Croatia bagged the bronze.Former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, however, had a poor outing. He finished 14th in qualifying and could not make it to the final. Both Abhinav and Gagan have however secured quota places for next year’s Rio Olympics and would not be eligible for any more quotas as a result.The Indian men’s 50m Pistol troika of Jitu Rai, Prakash Nanjappa and Omkar Singh, looked in ominous form in their respective elimination rounds to comfortably make it to the qualification rounds slated for Tuesday.Jitu, another shooter who has already secured his Olympic quota, shot 558 to finish fifth in his round, while both Omkar and Prakash finished third in their elimination rounds shooting scores of 557 and 555 respectively.In the women’s 25m Pistol event however, the Indian trio of Annu Raj Singh, Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat came away with disappointing performances. Annu Raj was 20th with a score of 288, while Anisa was 49th with 285. Rahi Sarnobat ended her day in the 57th position shooting a score of 284. They move to the Rapid fire stage of the event on Tuesday.advertisementIn the women’s 10m Air Rifle event, all three Indian shooters failed to qualify for the final. Pooja Ghatkar shot the best score among the three, finishing with 413.8 to stand 30th. Apurvi Chandela ended 45th with 412.6 while Ayonika Paul registered a score of 411.2 to lie 57th.
The sports ministry on Friday confirmed that tennis icon Sania Mirza will be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour, while 17 others, including cricketer Rohit Sharma, hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and ace shooter Jitu Rai will be given Arjuna awards.Apart from the quartet, wrestlers Bajrang and Babita Kumari, men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, boxer Mandeep Jangra, rower Sawarn Singh, 400 metres runner M.R. Poovamma, archer Sandeep Kumar, 2014 Commonwealth Games medal winning gymnast Dipa Karmakar, kabaddi players Manjeet Chillar and Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre, roller skater Anup Kumar Yama, weightlifter S. Sathish Kumar, wushu athlete Y. Sanathoi Devi and para-swimmer Sharath M. Gaekwad will also be given the annual Arjuna awards.”A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice V.K. Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and consisting of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators,” the ministry said in a statement.Sania, who became the first Indian woman to achieve the World No.1 spot in doubles, recently clinched the Wimbledon crown with Swiss star Martina Hingis. She has four Grand Slam titles.The Hyderabadi is only the second tennis player after Leander Paes to be named for the top sports award. Paes received the honour in 1996 after clinching the bronze medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics.She had also received the Arjuna award in 2004 and was awarded the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian honour — in 2006.Among the sportspersons who will receive the Arjuna awards, goalkeeper Sreejesh played a key role in India winning the Asian Games hockey gold medal and the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.advertisementRohit has scored 4312 runs in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. He holds the record of most number of runs (264) in an ODI. The right-handed batsman also played a key role in India’s performance at the World Cup 2015.Pistol shooter Rai got a gold medal in CWG 2014 and backed it up with another yellow metal in the 2014 Asian Games. He is also a bronze medallist at last year’s World Championships.Athlete Poovamma was part of the team that won the gold medals in the 4X400 metres relay race at the Asian Games as well as the Asian Athletics Championships. She won the bronze medal in the 400 metres race at the Asian Games 2014.Kabaddi players Chillar and Abhilasha were part of the Asian Games gold medal winning men’s and women’s teams.Wrestler Bajrang won the silver medal in the 60kg category at the 2013 World Championships. He also bagged two silver medals at last year’s Asian Games and CWG.Women’s World Wrestling championships bronze medallist Babita will also get the Arjuna award. she is also a gold medallist in the 55kg class at the 2014 CWG.Woman gymnast Dipa got bronze medals in the CWG 2014 as well as at the Asian Championships. Sathish is an Asian Games champion while Sanathoi won a bronze medal in the wushu competition at the 2014 Asia.
The admit cards for the army recruitment rally, which will be held in Puducherry from September 4 to September 13 have been released. The candidates can download the same from the official website.The admit card will contain all the details related to the roll number, rally venue, duration and other important information. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the admit card with them.The Rally will be held for the candidates belonging to Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai and Puducherry districts.The interested candidates can apply for the recruitment till September 10. The candidates must also bring other important documents mentioned in the admit card at the time of the rally.Posts for which the rallies are organised are:SoldierGround Duty (GD) ClerkTechnicalTechnical (Aviation)Nursing AssistantVeterinary AssistantGeneral duty Constable (General Duty)Constable (Clerk) and Constable (Tradesman)Store keeper Other non-technical trades. List of documents requiredDomicile certificateBirth certificate/Class 10 mark sheetClass 12 mark sheet (If required)NCC certificate (if Any)Relation certificate (If Any)Sport certificate/other required documents15 passport size recent photographs.Steps to download admit cardLog on to www.joinindianarmy.nic.inClick on the admit card linkLogin to your accountEnter your details and submitTake a printout of the admit card for future reference
Indore, Sep 20 (PTI) A 40-year-old man, along with three contract killers, to whom he had paid money to kill his father, has been arrested, a police official said here today. Gamanlal Gehlots (65) body was found in a pool of blood at his residence at Annapurna area yesterday, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Santosh Kumar Singh said. The police official said that Gamalal Gehlots son Lekhraj gave contradictory statements to the police about his fathers death. After Lekhraj was grilled, he admitted to have offered Rs 1.5 lakh to the killers to murder his father, the police official said. He confessed that he had paid Rs 45,000 as advance to his fathers killers, the police official said. The accused, who is a partner of a local security agency, told the police that he had a Rs 12 lakh to pay off due to which he had asked his father to sell off their house. After Lekhrajs father disapproved of his plan, he hatched a conspiracy to kill him, the police official said. He said that Kunwar Singh Saini (29), Mukesh Rai (20) and Suraj Pawar (19) were arrested for killing Gamanlal Gehlot along with a sharp-edged weapon. A manhunt has been launched to arrest one more accused who is still at large, the police official said, adding that further investigations are on. PTI HWP LAL BA DBS RDS
From Aditi KhannaLondon, Oct 23 (PTI) The personal data and bank details of millions of Britons could have been stolen after one of the countrys largest telecom services provider TalkTalk was hit by a major cyber-attack, the third such attack to hit the telecom giant in last one year.The phone and broadband provider said personal and banking details of up to four million customers may have been accessed in the “significant” attack but the exact figure remains uncertain.Chief executive Dido Harding said the company had been working through the night to try to contact all customers and apologised to them for the third cyber-attack affecting the firm in the past 12 months.She, however, said that the breaches were “completely unrelated”.”Im very sorry for all the frustration, worry and concern this will inevitably be causing all of our customers. We have been working through the night to make sure that we contact all of our customers and can reassure them about how they can keep their data safe,” Harding said.”Unfortunately cybercrime is the crime of our generation. Can our defences be stronger? Absolutely. Can every companys defences be stronger? Im a customer myself of TalkTalk, Ive been a victim of this attack,” she said.The cyber-attack comes in the backdrop of several high-profile breaches of personal information in the US.Details of millions of customer were stolen from the infidelity website Ashley Madison in August this year, while Sony Corp. was also a victim of data breach in November 2014.advertisementScotland Yards cybercrime unit is investigating the attack but said no-one had been arrested over Wednesdays attack, however, enquiries were ongoing.There is some speculation that the attackers could be Islamic extremists or extortionists.”There have been no arrests and inquiries are ongoing. We are aware of speculation regarding alleged perpetrators. This investigation remains at an early stage. A full assessment of the alleged data theft is ongoing,” a Metropolitan Police statement said.TalkTalk said it had contacted the major banks asking them to look out for any suspicious activity on customers accounts.It added that every customer would be getting a years free credit monitoring.A company statement said: “That investigation is ongoing, but unfortunately there is a chance that some of the following data has been compromised: names, addresses, date of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, TalkTalk account information, credit card details and/or bank details.”We are continuing to work with leading cybercrime specialists and the Metropolitan police to establish exactly what happened and the extent of any information accessed.”TalkTalk shares tumbled more than 10 per cent, wiping almost 300 million pounds from its stock market value, as investors and customers worried about the financial impact of the cyber-attack. PTI AK SUA AKJ SUA
World No.2 Andy Murray, who was beaten by Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the tennis World Tour Finals, has said the Spanish player is “always among the favourites” to win the titles.No.5 Nadal defeated Murray 6-4, 6-1 here on Wednesday.At a press conference after the match, the Briton said Nadal participates in the major championships and is always among the favourites. Although the Spanish player faced some difficulties earlier this year, all the players go through such difficulties.”He obviously played better than he did when I played him earlier in the year,” Murray said on Wednesday.”I think Rafael always practices pretty hard from what I see. Obviously he’s won a lot more matches in the second half of the year.””He’s clearly playing better tennis now than a few months ago. Also I didn’t help myself out there,” Murray explained.”I served poorly at the end of the first set and all through the second. That’s not going to be good enough against him when he’s playing that well,” the Briton added.
Disha Vakani aka Dayaben of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, hosted reception for her friends and family on November 26.Newly-wed Disha looked gorgeous in a beige gown. Husband Mayur looked dapper in black sherwani. The cast and crew of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, including Disha’s onscreen husband Dilip Doshi and producer Asit Modi were also present at the do. Also read: TV actress Disha Vakani ties the knot!Disha tied the knot with Mumbai-based chartered accountant Mayur on November 24 in a private ceremony. Disha and Mayur’s union is reportedly an arranged one. Earlier this year, Disha’s brother, Mayur Vakani, who plays Dayaben’s brother in the show, had confirmed the news of the actor getting hitched very soon. Also read: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress Pooja Joshi ties the knot Disha Vakani, who started her acting career with Gujarati theatre, became a household name as Dayaben after her portrayal of an innocent Gujarati housewife in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.Here’s a glimpse of Disha’s wedding reception:
AAP said the statutory auditor of DDCA has been facingAAP said the statutory auditor of DDCA has been facing prosecution for fudging accounts and that a statement to this effect was made by MoS in Finance Ministry Jayant Sinha in Parliament.To Jaitleys comment that he would only respond to specific charges, Singh said now the Finance Minister should not only answer to the allegations but also should resign from the post. “Jaitley is not only answerable to us. But he is answerable to his own party members.”The AAP leaders said acting on a communication dated July 27 from Union Sports Ministry, the Delhi government initiated a probe into irregularities in DDCA.”A three-member committee was formed for the purpose headed by senior IAS officer Chetan Sanghi. The committee on November 17 gave a report to the Chief Minister highlighting glaring irregularities in DDCA and recommended setting up of a Commission of Enquiry to thoroughly probe the matter,” said Chadha.Ashutosh claimed that Sanghi was threatened of dire consequences by a joint secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The party said 22 days after Sanghi filed the report, on December 9, the ACB registered a case of corruption against him in connection with some of his decisions during the Sheila Dikshit Government.The AAP leaders quoted a DDCA internal fact-finding committee report which they said “the magnitude and extent of improprieties, irregularities and misconduct committed by various officials were of gigantic proportions”.They alleged that 10 newly constructed corporate boxes at Feroz Shah Kotla were given out on lease to companies without following laid down rules during Jaitley tenure.advertisement”There were instances of proxy litigations to mint money. Lawyers who used to appear against DDCA were paid by the cricket body itself,” said Chadha.They alleged that Jaitley had turned DDCA into “an exclusive club of elites and had institutionalised corruption. Only wards of political leaders and the rich can hope to play for Delhi due to nepotism.”AAP said forged age cerificates were used to fudge to let certain players get selected despite exceeding age limit and quoted FIR into large number of such cases which the Delhi Police did not pursue.”Selection of selectors and players for across age groups were as per Jaitleys choice,” said Singh adding the party will come out with “part two of the revealation soon”.Kumar Vishwas said the party had “overheard” that there was a big agenda against it lined up for Friday. PTI SBR/PR BUN MPB VMN VMN
India moved up three places to the 163rd spot in the FIFA football rankings, released on Thursday, after its SAFF Cup triumph this month. India defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in the final on January 3 in Thiruvananthapuram to lift the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup for a record-stretching seventh time.India went unbeaten in the regional tournament, beating Sri Lanka 2-0, Nepal 4-1 in the group stages before overcoming the Maldives 3-2 in the semifinals.India have accumulated 139 points, seven more since the last month’s rankings, and are at the 31st spot among Asian countries. Iran are the top-ranked Asian nation at the 43rd position. South Korea (51) are next, two places over Japan and eight above Australia.Globally, Belgium maintained first place, followed by Argentina and Spain. Germany are fourth, ahead of Chile and Brazil, respectively.
SHARE SHARE EMAIL June 26, 2018 COMMENTS The goals finally dried up at this thrilling World Cup on Tuesday when a flat France and dull Denmark played a mutually beneficial 0-0 draw at the Luzhniki Stadium which allowed the French to finish top of Group C and the Danes to qualify in second spot.Thirty-six games in Russia had failed to result in a goalless stalemate, but neither France nor Denmark ever looked like scoring in a tedious affair.France were already assured qualification but wanted to go through in top spot to avoid a likely last-16 clash with in-form Croatia.Denmark could have only been denied qualification had they lost to France and had Australia beaten Peru in the match being simultaneously played in Sochi.But with the Peruvians leading 2-0 before the hour in that game, the Moscow clash settled down to little more than a canter.While not in the same category as the infamous 1982 “Nichtangriffspakt von Gijon” – the non-aggression pact of Gijon – when West Germany and Austria both settled for a 1-0 German win which put them both through, neither side at the Luzhniki looked to be going all out for victory.“It was our objective to ensure we were first out of the group… The objective was achieved,” French coach Didier Deschamps said.“It was very difficult. Teams are very well prepared, and it’s not easy against such a packed defence.”The writing had been was on the wall early in the capital, with the play dominated by industry rather than any kind of inspiration.The Danes built a pattern of firing balls deep before quickly tracking back, while the French kept possession well but struggled throughout with the final ball.Antoine Griezmann, surprisingly not among the six players rested by Didier Deschamps for this match, looked listless as he sought to probe the Danish defence for a way through.At times it seemed as though he was on a different wavelength to his teammates, who failed to spot his runs or find the spaces Griezmann played into.It took more than half an hour before there was any real chance, and then Ousmane Dembele pushed his right foot shot wide of the goal – and of Kasper Schmeichel’s overly elaborate dive.Deschamps brought Benjamin Mendy on for Lucas Hernandez just after half time, but he might have made a raft of changes as the French continually misfired.Jeers and whistles swirled around the frustrated crowd as both sides failed time after time to create any real opportunities, the Danes continuing to defend deep and the French rarely breaking out of a trot.Deschamps substituted Griezmann in the 68th minute for Nabil Fekir, but it was a case of plus ca change.“I made a lot of changes. That hurts the cohesion a bit but it’s good that the whole squad feels involved,” Deschamps said.Few teams will fear either side on the back of this performance but surely there will be better days ahead for both nations when the reality of sudden-death forces their hands.Their next opponents will be determined later on Tuesday when Nigeria play Argentina in Saint Petersburg, and Iceland face Croatia in Rostov-on-Don. Denmark × France’s Steven Nzonzi in action with Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite in Group C World Cup Football match at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia on June 26, 2018 – Reuters SHARE France’s Steven Nzonzi in action with Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite in Group C World Cup Football match at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia on June 26, 2018 – Reuters COMMENT France Published on football
COMMENT athletics SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE × Kenya’s Agnes Tirop retains women’s title Andamlak Belihu of Ethiopia has won the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 marathon title. In the women’s category, Kenya’s Agnes Tirop again won the title, albeit at a slower pace, becoming the first woman to win back-to-back titles in the 12-year history of the Bengaluru race.Among the Indian participants, Sanjivani Jadhav and Karan Singh ruled the roost amongst Indian elite athletes. Among women, Parul Chaudhary took the second place as Chinta Yadav sprang a surprise. Pre-race favourites Lakshmanan G and Avinash Sable finished second and third respectively in the men’s field.Ugandan challengeRight from the gun, Belihu had a clear lead. Eight men went through the 5-km mark in 14:11, before Uganda’s Mande Bushendich made an audacious early move just after the halfway point.Bushendich, who already has one major 10-km win to his name in 2019, having won the Pareloop race in the Netherlands, went through the gears so rapidly that the leading group was quickly fractured and by the 7-km mark, only Belihu was left to challenge him.It looked as though Belihu was also going to lose as he briefly struggled to stay with his rival – later saying that he had suffered some knee pain which then passed – but he took the lead again with just under 2 km to go before he pulled away, never to be headed all the way to the line in the Kanteerava Stadium.Belihu crossed the line in 27:56, just eight seconds outside his personal best and 12 seconds off the course record.“I expected to run a fast time as there were so many good runners in this race, but I also expected to run even faster than this,” reflected Belihu, with a mixture of emotions at the post-race press conference.Bushendich finished second in 28:03. “I was surprised no one else came with me when I made my move just after halfway,” said Bushendich, adding that he also had been running on empty having eschewed having any breakfast.Ethiopia’s Birhanu Legese, the Tokyo Marathon winner earlier in the year and Tata Steel Kolkata 25K winner in December, found the distance just a little on the short side for his talents but came through to finish third in 28:23.Women’s titleThat this was going to be a much slower race than in 2018 (which Agnes Tirop had won in 31:19) was clear from the leisurely beginning, and group of nine women went through the first half of the race in a modest 18:06, more than two minutes down on last year’s split.Ethiopia’s Letsenbet Gidey darted into the lead on entering the stadium but, with 50 metres to go, Tirop still had plenty in reserve and emerged victorious in a thrilling five-woman sprint for the line.Tirop won in 33:55, the slowest winning time in the history of the event, in sharp contrast to the fast men’s race.The TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 has a total prize fund of $213,000, with the men’s and women’s winners each taking home $26,000.An estimated 25,000 runners took to the roads for five different races in what has become one of the highlights of Bengaluru’s sporting calendar. In addition to the TCS World 10K for elite runners, there is an Open 10K, the Majja Run (5km) the Senior Citizens’ Race and Champions with Disability Race (both 4 km).Indian elitesSanjivani Jadhav defended her title coming home at 35:10 ahead of Parul Chaudhary (35:36). But it was third-placed Chinta Yadav (36:34) who sprung a surprise to finish on the podium. Karan Singh aced pre-race favourites Lakshmanan G and Avinash Sable to win the Indian elite men’s competition at 29:55. Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu, winner at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019. Photo: K Murali Kumar – The Hindu May 19, 2019 Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu, winner at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019. Photo: K Murali Kumar – The Hindu 0 Published on COMMENTS
From Zafri Mudasser NofilBangkok, Feb 3 (PTI) India and Thailand today laid a roadmap for further strengthening bilateral ties including in defence as the two countries expressed their shared interest in securing international sea lanes, amid flexing of muscles by China in the South China Sea.Hamid Ansari, who flew into this southeast Asian country as the first by an Indian Vice President in half a century, held talks with Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and said he sees a “very promising future for our bilateral relation”.Ansari said there is much untapped potential in the bilateral relationship and much to rediscover and learn from each others culture, industry and society.”With its unique geographic location, Thailand can be a bridge linking South East Asia to East Asia; while India can act as your springboard to West and Central Asia and to Europe.”Our talks earlier today have put in place a roadmap for further strengthening our economic cooperation and intensification of our collaborations in all areas,” he said.Amid Chinas territorial claims over the strategic South China Sea that has been contested by over half a dozen countries with overlapping stakes, Ansari expressed India and Thailands “shared interest in the security” of international sea lanes.”As maritime neighbours, we have a shared interest in the security of international sea lanes of communication and commerce. Our resolve to strengthen our bilateral engagement in the areas of security and defence will help the region as a whole and promote greater regional economic integration and connectivity,” he said.advertisementIn a speech at a banquet hosted by premier Prayut in his honour here, Ansari termed challenges of this century as “enormous” which merit common understanding and joint efforts as he pointed out that “globalisation of terrorism, impact of climate change on humanity and the health hazards which know no borders require global action”.”The international community is grappling with issues related to migration and integration of people,” he said, adding: “Our cultures with a civilisational heritage of peace, pluralism and co-existence in can offer lessons and lasting solutions.”Ansari, who arrived on his two-day visit here at the invitation of Prayut, is the first visit by an Indian Vice President to Thailand after a gap of 50 years. (MORE) PTI ZMN JB SAI AKJ SAI
Advertisement AdvertisementFormer WBO, IBF, WBA heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury reportedly signed a multi-fight deal with ESPN worth ₹735 Crore ($100 Million).The deal is reportedly for Fury’s next five fight which will see him compete on ESPN in the United States and BT Sport in the UK and will be co-promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotions.Big thanks to @MTKGlobal and @frankwarren_tv for getting this deal done. Now the best heavyweight on the plant has a home in @espn and a home in @btsport pic.twitter.com/lbOME1TM51— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 18, 2019In the press release, it’s written that Fury will fight twice a year on the Network and his ESPN debut date will be announced soon. Fury is coming off of an incredible performance against Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last year. It was the biggest heavyweight fight in the US in more than a decade..@Tyson_Fury joined @GetUpESPN to remind everyone that he’s still the lineal heavyweight champ and looks forward to his new chapter with @trboxing and ESPN. pic.twitter.com/MXiBArrRDM— ESPN (@espn) February 18, 2019The fight was a box office hit as it sold 325,000 pay-per-view buys and both Wilder and Fury split ₹170 Crore ($24 Million) in purses.Tyson Fury in 2015: Beats Klitschko in awful fight2016: Pops for PEDs and cocaine, stripped of belts2017: Balloons to 350+ lbs, among other personal issues2018: Gets split draw with Wilder in fight he arguably won2019: Signs with ESPN on a reported $100 million deal.— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) February 18, 2019However, his recent deal with ESPN could mean barriers in making the Wilder rematch.“I’m delighted that Frank and Queensberry Promotions have teamed up with Top Rank to promote my fights in America,” Fury said. “With ESPN and BT Sport behind me, the biggest sports platforms in the world are now linked up with the best heavyweight in the world!”“This is a great move for Tyson Fury and a great move for Queensberry Promotions,” Warren( Fury’s promoter) said. “By partnering up with ESPN and Top Rank in America, we’re giving our boxers, including Tyson, the opportunity to perform on the biggest and most powerful platforms on both sides of the Atlantic and become truly global stars.”ALSO READ:Floyd Mayweather reveals plans for Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis to fight Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan
Image Courtesy: The QuintAdvertisementIndia U-19 winning captain Prithvi Shaw has been handed a suspension after being tested positive for a banned substance in his sample. The batsman is suspended until the 15th of November. As per the statement released from the BCCI, Shaw had apparently inadvertently consumed the banned substance found in cough syrups. It also states that the youngster was tested on the 22nd of February in Indore during the BCCI’s anti-doping program which was carried out during the Syed Ali Mushtaq trophy.Image Courtesy: The QuintShaw was tested positive for the substance Terbutaline which is prohibited according to WADA. The 19-year-old reportedly claimed that he used an over-the-counter cough syrup to relieve his distress. The BCCI has found this acceptable and has ruled out Shaw using the substance as a performance enhancer.The other two cricketers that have been handed suspensions as a result of doping violations are Akshay Dullarwar from Vidharba and Divya Gajraj from Rajasthan.Check out the statement from BCCI regarding Shaw’s case.“Mr. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.“Mr. Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22nd February 2019 in Indore. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances,”Read Also:On the edge: Imam-ul-Haq narrowly escapes punishment after admitting to scandalDecoding the enigma: A brief glimpse on how the World Test Championship will be executed Advertisement
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) and hosts England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday jointly announced Steve Elworthy as managing director of the ICC 2019 World Cup.He will also have an oversight of the Champions Trophy and the women’s World Cup, which will both be staged in England and Wales next year.Elworthy has previously been Tournament Director for three different ICC global events: the Champions Trophy in 2013 and the World T20 tournament in 2009, which were staged in England, as well as the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007.A former South Africa fast bowler, who played four Tests and 39 One-Day Internationals, and also featured in the Commonwealth Games 1998 and the ICC cricket World Cup 1999, Elworthy has also held senior management positions in marketing and communications with both the ECB and Cricket South Africa (CSA).In his new role, Elworthy will oversee a dedicated Lord’s based team responsible for all aspects of the tournament including marketing, logistics, cricket operations, volunteering and security.ICC chief executive David Richardson welcomed Elworthy’s appointment and said: “Steve is well respected and enjoys an excellent relationship with the ICC events staff. He has a proven track record as a cricket administrator. I’m confident that the ICC and Steve’s team will work together to ensure they scale new heights in delivering an unforgettable event for players, spectators, media and sponsors.”Commenting on the appointment, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said: “It’s vital cricket in England and Wales capitalises fully on the unique opportunity we’ve been given to stage three major ICC events in the next three year – and Steve is perfectly qualified to provide the leadership and detailed planning required for all three.”advertisementElworthy termed the opportunity as the biggest and the best of his career as an administrator.”Since I retired from professional cricket in 2003, I have been given some fantastic opportunities in cricket administration and managing the ICC cricket World Cup 2019 is the biggest and the best yet,” Elworthy said.”The UK has an outstanding record of hosting world-class events which set a benchmark for other countries, and other sports, to follow and I am very keen to maintain that tradition over the next three years. All three ICC global events will give us great opportunities to broaden cricket’s appeal and reach out to new audiences world-wide,” he added.
Kosovo’s Majlinda Kelmendi has won her country’s first-ever Olympic medal – and it’s a gold. (RIO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)Kelmendi defeated Italy’s Odette Giuffrida in the women’s 52-kilogram judo division final in a tight contest on Sunday which was marked by aggressive grip-fighting as both competitors struggled to get a decisive hold on the other’s uniform.Kelmendi only managed to score once, but it was enough. After her victory was announced, Kelmendi hugged Giuffrida and then walked off the mat in tears. Wearing a blue uniform that matched some of the Kosovo flags being waved in the arena, a teary Kelmendi waved to the crowd and raised her arms in victory.The bronze medals were won by Japan’s Misato Nakamura and Natalia Kuziutina of Russia.