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New Nokia 9 renders once again show off penta-camera setup, 18:9 display

first_imgThe Nokia 9 is perhaps one of the most anticipated phones from HMD Global this year and it is surprisingly taking a long time to reveal itself. In fact, the rumoured 2018 Nokia flagship may not even make an appearance this year as reports say it will debut at MWC next year. But the rumour mill hasn’t stopped talking about the Nokia 9 and neither will we. At this point, it is pretty much a given that the phone will bring one of the most unique designs ever thanks to the penta-lens setup on the back. There have been plenty of renders and leaked images in the past to tell us what this phone will look like. But if that wasn’t enough, we now have new 3D renders of the Nokia 9 to tickle our imagination as we await its launch.The renders and a 360-degree video come courtesy OnLeaks in collaboration with 91Mobiles. The images the design of the Nokia 9 from all angles. It images that the phone will come with an edge-to-edge display with thin bezels all around. Unlike the Nokia 6.1 or 7.1, the Nokia 9 will not come with a notch. The report claims the Nokia 9 will come with 5.9-inch display with a QHD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.The Nokia 9 will also see a glass panel on the back, which isn’t surprising as HMD has been using glass for most of its phones this year including the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The glass on the back curves around the edges for better ergonomics. Interestingly, the renders show no signs of a physical fingerprint sensor, leading us to believe that the company may be going with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisement The highlight of the phone, of course, is the penta-lens setup on the back. Unless another company is working on this, the Nokia 9 will be the first phone to sport five cameras on the back, trumping the quad-camera Samsung Galaxy A9. The new renders keep true to past leaks that show the camera arranged in a hexagonal pattern much like a revolving cylinder in a handgun. Out of the seven total cutouts, five will be used for camera sensors while one will be used for the LED flash and one for what could be a proximity detection sensor.Apart from using Zeiss lenses, HMD is most likely going with a PureView branding after it recently acquired the rights from Microsoft. This is why multiple reports say the phone will be called Nokia 9 PureView. We still have no information on the sensors that will be used in this system, but it is assumed that some of them will be of varying focal length. The system may also see a wide-angle lens and a depth sensing lens. The possible combinations are endless.While the design is more or less expected to be the way renders have suggested, the specs is still quite uncertain. Depending on when the Nokia 9 is going to launch, it may either get a Snapdragon 845 chipset or the next-gen Snapdragon 855 (Snapdragon 8150) processor. It is also expected to ship with Android 9 Pie out of the box. As a global model, the Nokia 9 will be an Android One device which means stock Android software and regular security updates. Other rumoured specs include up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage and a 4,150mAh battery.ALSO READ: Nokia 9 may launch soon: Specs, price and everything we know so farlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli kills it with Bhangra and Naagin Dance as Team India heroes start celebrations

first_imgVirat Kohli celebrated a historic Test series triumph over Australia with some bhangra with his India teammates. The Bharat Amry was at hand to cheer for the Indian cricketers as they returned to their hotel following the rain washout in Sydney.This is one of the greatest days in Indian cricket. No Asian captain has ever won as Test series in Australia. Virat Kohli, in only his fifth year as full-time Test captain, therefore, achieved what the likes of Arjuna Ranatunga, Wasim Akram, Sourav Ganguly could no do.After Rishabh Pant led India’s celebratory dance at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Indian team was greeted by the energetic Bharat Army.At the ground, Pujara’s dancing skills were laid bare for the world to see. One of the best batsmen in the game, Cheteshwar Pujara finished with 521 runs from four Tests and won the man-of-the-series. However, when Pant got Pujara to do a little gig, the Saurashtra run-machine ended up looking a little comic.Pujara’s dance moves were funny to the extent that Virat Kohli could not control himself when he was asked at the press conference to explain what was going on on the field.Cheteshwar Pujara: can bat, can’t dance?Celebrations have well and truly begun for Team India! #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 7, 2019″You will have to ask Rishabh Pant that, he came up with that and we just went along. I don’t know what he was trying to do to be honest. It just felt good, it was very easy but Pujara could not even do that. You can see how simple he is,” Kohli said.advertisementBut Virat Kohli, ace batsman and Captain Courageous, happens to be a super dancer too. Be it his own wedding reception or those of Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan, Kohli never misses a beat.Virat Kohli was on fire as the Bharat Army welcomed the jubilant Indian players with dhols and drums. It was a sight to behold as Kohli showed off his bhangra skills and also enacted the Naagin Dance with Ishant Sharma joining in the fun.Virat Kohli even recorded the sweet moment on his phone.Hardik Pandya, who did not get to play in the Test series after recovering from an injury, hogged the dance floor too. It was pleasant viewing for a team and its supporters who have had to bear the heartbreak of losing successive Test series in South Africa and England despite heroic performances.Speaking after the fourth and final Test in Sydney was called off due to rain, Kohli said this series triumph was the proudest moment of his life.”We knew that as a team and eventually when we have won the biggest series in Indian history, we can’t express how happy we are that everyone’s hard work has reaped rewards in Australia and we did what no other team before us could do. Like I said, this is the proudest moment for me since the time I have been playing,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.Also Read | Virat Kohli giggles as Ravi Shastri thanks Indian media for their ‘support’Also Read | Virat Kohli celebrates historic Australia series win with wife Anushka Sharma at SCGAlso Read | PM Narendra Modi congratulates Team India: A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australialast_img read more

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Cricket a special part of my life but not the most important thing: Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli exhibits his passion for the game every single time he steps out on the field whether it’s an international match or an Indian Premier League (IPL) game. His hunger for scoring runs is never ending and that has put him on par with the legends of the game.As far as his batting is concerned, Kohli has already broken several records and is on path to break many more, including Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 hundreds in international cricket.Virat Kohli now has 64 hundreds in international cricket. He has overtaken Kumar Sangakkara to become third in the list for most international hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar leads with 100 international hundreds from 782 innings. Ricky Ponting has 71 hundreds from 668 innings while Kohli has scored 64 hundreds from 401 innings.Cricket pundits around the globe believe Kohli can do it if he stays fit.The 30-year-old still has a few years left before he takes a call on future plans. But one thing he has already made it clear that he will “not pick up his bat again” once he is done with playing cricket.So what will the India captain do after hanging his boots?”8 years down the line, priority would be family. Priority would be myself, Anushka and our family by then. Cricket would obviously be a part of my life always but I think family should be priority at all times because nothing is bigger than life. Cricket is a part of life, nothing should be bigger than life,” Kohli said on his Mobile Application, Virat Kohli App.advertisement”I know people take life too seriously and be like… ‘if you don’t take cricket too seriously, then you’re not committted enough’. I don’t believe in all that. The larger picture always has to be life because whatever happens and may happen, you always come back home.”So I think the priority will be family, should be family. Cricket will be a very special part of my life, but it’s not the most important thing in life is the way I see it. I am blessed to be able to do it right now, it has to end one day. Eight years down the line, I think I will be totally focussed on my family,” he said.Kohli recently led India to their first ever Test and ODI series triumph in Australia. India thrashed Australia 2-1 in four-Test series while won the three-match ODI series 2-1.Virat Kohli has been in sensational form since the tour of Australia back in 2016. That year, he scored 3 ODI hundreds from 10 matches before hammering 6 ODI hundreds in 2017. In 2018, Kohli was the highst run-scorer in one-day internationals and smashed 6 hundreds.Also Read | Virat Kohli posts priceless photo with Roger Federer at Australian OpenAlso Read | Virat Kohli blasts MS Dhoni critics: He is an intelligent cricketer, give him spacelast_img read more

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Japanese noodle company withdraws commercial featuring pale-skinned Naomi Osaka

first_imgJapanese noodle company Nissin have removed a controversial commercial following a dispute over the skin colour of a cartoon character depicting tennis player Naomi Osaka.The commercial depicted Osaka, whose father is Haitian and mother is Japanese, with pale skin and light brown hair, which created public outcry.”Truly disappointed to see that there was no woman of colour to speak of in the commercial,” African-American journalist Baye McNeil wrote in his prominent ‘Black Eye’ column for the Japan Times. “Instead, I found a white-washed representation of Osaka”Nissin, who sponsor Osaka and compatriot Kei Nishikori, removed the advert from its YouTube page on Wednesday and said they had not intended to ‘whitewash’ the 21-year-old, who will feature in the Australia Open semi-finals later on Thursday.”There is no intention of whitewashing,” a Nissin spokesperson said. “We accept that we are not sensitive enough and will pay more attention to diversity issues in the future.”Japan has traditionally seen itself as a racially homogenous country, although several successful mixed-race athletes like Osaka, sprinter Asuka Cambridge and baseball pitcher Yu Darvish, are challenging that image.Osaka has not commented on the commercial.BUG SCARES OSAKA DURING QUARTER-FINALOsaka dominated Elina Svitolina in her 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final victory in the Melbourne Park but right after taking a 5-0 lead in the second set, Osaka was chased by a bee and not Svitolina’s play but that scared Naomi Osaka.As soon as Osaka won a point to make it 5-0, she began running away towards the net while looking back. Even after running away, the bee followed her and Osaka was seen waving it away with a disgusted look at her face.advertisementOsaka was so troubled by the bug that she even asked the chair umpire to check the back of her shirt if the insect was still there while going towards her courtside chair.Apart from that, there was hardly any blemish for Osaka as she comfortably won in an hour and 12 minutes. Osaka did not celebrate much after winning. It was a subdued celebration out of respect for a hampered opponent and a sign that her work here was far from done.Also Read | Watch how an insect scared Naomi Osaka during Australian Open quarters winAlso Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in MelbourneAlso Watch:last_img read more

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KTM 790 Duke spotted in India, might be priced between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 7.50 lakh

first_imgIndia is eagerly awaiting the launch of KTM 790 Duke. Now several pictures have surfaced online showing the sport-naked bike standing next to a Pulsar. The photographs might be from one of the several facilities of Bajaj in India. Rumours are rife that the Austrian bike maker might launch 790 Duke in India in the first half of 2019.Although there is no official announcement yet, but KTM 790 Duke might be priced between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 7.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The company will definitely keep in mind the prices of the bike’s two major rivals — Suzuki GSX-S750 and Kawasaki Z900. While GSX-S750 comes with a price tag of Rs 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Z900 is available for Rs 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).KTM 790 Duke features a compact 799 cc parallel-twin powerplant. This liquid-cooled, eight-valve, DOHC unit delivers 87 Nm and 105 bhp and is mated to a six-speed transmission. Besides, an advanced ride-by-wire system guarantees great refinement as well as low fuel consumption and emission figures. Image courtesy: maxabout.comThe eight-valve DOHC cylinder head contains twin chain-driven camshafts and one sparkplug per cylinder. Additionally, the camshafts in 790 Duke are assembled, which makes them even lighter than forged ones. Image courtesy: maxabout.comKTM 790 Duke’s handling characteristics are based on its lightweight chassis. It gets chromium-molybdenum-steel frame, cast aluminum subframe and swing arm. The motorcycle is fitted with lightweight alloy wheels manufactured in a low-pressure die casting process. The bike’s dry weight is 169 kgs. The front wheel gets two 300 mm discs, while the rear wheel features a single disc.advertisementThe motorcycle gets a TFT dashboard and as one revs the engine, the display bars change color. It also comes in with LED headlight and taillight. Image courtesy: maxabout.comAll the major features and specifications currently coming in with KTM 790 Duke are expected to be made available on the Indian variant as well. There might be a few tweaks to suit the conditions in our country. However, full details will only be revealed once the company launches the bike officially. Till that time the KTM-enthusiasts will have to play the game of patience and wait for KTM to make an announcement regarding 790 Duke.ALSO READ | Bajaj Pulsar 180F to come with semi-fairing like Pulsar 220F, rumoured to be priced at Rs 86,500ALSO READ | “Kitna deti hai” question answered, here are 5 cars under Rs 5 lakh that are high on mileage and safetyALSO READ | Renault to equip Kwid with ABS, hatchback to challenge Maruti Suzuki Altolast_img read more

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Ranveer Singh on Pak actors ban: If even one soldier’s mother believes in it, we should do it

first_imgThe past month has been fraught with tension. After the Pulwama attack on February 14, India responded with air strikes in Balakot on February 26. Apart from this, IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was taken captive. Today, he was returned home as a goodwill gesture by Pakistan.The tensions infilitrated the cinematic realm and the Indian film industry banned Pakistani artists. After the air strikes, the Pakistani film industry banned Indian films.At the India Today Conclave 2019, asked about this, Ranveer Singh, opened up about the banning of Pakistani artistes. “I am very cognisant that there is this school of thought that one should not mix art and sport with it, they are two different realms,” he said.He added, “But at the same time, us as artists and sportsmen, we are not sacrificing the same way that some of our compatriots are. Art and sports are different realms. The boundaries should be different. But we are not sacrificing the way some of our compatriots are. If there’s even one mother of a soldier who believes that we shouldn’t engage, we should follow that.”WATCH: Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Speaking about Abhinandan, Ranveer said, “It’s been a funk-ey time. Today is a good day, but let’s not forget what has happened recently. As far as Abhinandan goes, he is a true hero. The way he conducted himself in the face of such a situation – he is a true hero.”ALSO WATCH | Pakistan PM Imran Khan invites India for talks, says better sense should prevailadvertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Dhawan, Iyer fifties help DC overwhelm KXIP despite Gayle blitz

first_imgDelhi Capitals ended their two-match losing streak at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday after a thrilling five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 meeting.A lot of focus in the lead up to the big clash had been about the sluggish nature of the Kotla pitch as Delhi Capitals had struggled to make use of their batting firepower in their massive defeats to Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the venue in their last two home matches of IPL 2019.However, in the crunch clash, also billed as the North Indian derby, Delhi Capitals rode on well-paced half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer to successfully chase down a 164-run target with relative ease. Notably, Delhi had fallen short of a 169-run target by 40 runs on Thursday at the Kotla.Unlike the previous match, the Kotla pitch had a bit more on offer for the batsmen and Delhi Capitals’ star batsman Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer made full use of the conditions.Dhawan raced to a strong start, taking the attack to hat-trick hero Sam Curran, young Harpreet Brad, and Hardus Viljoen inside the powerplay overs. Delhi had raced to 60 for 1 at the end of the sixth-over mark. Dhawan made up for an early mix-up that saw his opening partner Prithvi Shaw getting run out for 13 in the third over of Capitals’ chase.#SkipperShreyas with a fine boundary to finish off the game in #QilaKotla!Dilliwalon, RT if you enjoyed that win as much as we did! #DCvKXIP #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitalsadvertisementDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 20, 2019Dhawan stitched a crucial 92-run stand with captain Shreyas Iyer, who took upon the responsibility of taking Delhi past the finish line after Dhawan departed on 56 in the 14th over. The left-handed opener was beaten for pace as Hardus Viljoen’s bouncer forced Dhawan to mistime a pull shot that was safely pouched by R Ashwin.Only in the previous over, Dhawan had mocked R Ashwin after the Kings XI Punjab captain attempted to Mankad once again. Dhawan came up with a little dance at the non-striker’s end to tease the off-spinner, who had faced a lot of criticism after Mankading Jos Buttler early in the season.Iyer remained calm and unbeaten on 58 even as Delhi Capitals lost Colin Ingram and Axar Patel in back-to-back deliveries in the 19th over.Dhawan stressed on the importance of the strong start Delhi Capitals had received on Saturday but insisted Delhi needs to learn the art of finishing better. Notably, Delhi Capitals had collapsed a couple of times earlier in the season.”It was very important for us to win this game. We are playing good cricket and want to qualify for the knockouts. We have become better at finishing the game, but we have to get better. I knew that we had to cash in the first six overs because it gets harder and slower after that,” Dhawan said.Earlier, in the day, Chris Gayle was in a destructive mood as he took the Delhi Capitals bowlers to the cleaners. The Kings XI Punjab opener made 69, including five sixes, from just 37 balls as he was severe against Delhi Capitals spinners Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra.Only a miraculous effort on the field by Colin Ingram helped end the Gayle storm at the Kotla on Sunday.Lamichhane had dropped the second ball of his third over short and Gayle, for the first time in the night, mistimed one into the night sky. Colin Ingram, who was stationed at deep mid-wicket caught the ball but realising the momentum was taking him over the boundary rope, he threw the ball into the field with a stunning backhand push.Ingram, it seems, had clearly judged the effort needed to find Axar Patel who was running in to take the catch and complete the wicket. In the end, Axar didn’t move as he completed the catch with a smile on his face.Gayle received very little support from the other end but KXIP were able to post a 160-plus total, thanks to cameos from Mandeep Singh and young Hardeep Brar.While Sandeep picked up three wickets after conceding 40, Kagiso Rabada (23 for 2) and Axar Patel (22 for 2) were the picks of the Delhi Capitals’ bowlers in their relatively comfortable win.Also Read | Catch of the tournament: Ingram’s stunning effort to dismiss Gayle leaves fans in aweAlso Read | R Ashwin thought about Mankading Shikhar Dhawan. Then this happenedAlso See:last_img read more

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Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith to leave IPL 2019 after RCB tie on April 30

first_imgRajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team’s match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated for April 30 and will join the Australian team for World Cup preparation.Smith revealed this after Thursday’s game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which his side won by three wickets at the Eden Gardens here.Royals will also miss Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in the remaining three games as the England internationals will join their national side in the training camp for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held from May 30.”We lose a few players now. Jofra and Stokesy (Stokes) are off tonight, they go back to England now – two big holes to fill. I am here for 13 games. After the Bangalore one, I’ll be heading back. Hopefully, I can contribute and see if we can get few more wins,” said Smith in the post-match presentation ceremony.On Thursday, Royals secured their fourth win of the ongoing IPL edition and kept their chances afloat of making it to the playoffs. Chasing 176, Royals rode on some matured and skillful batting from Riyan Parag, who kept his calm and composure to see his side cross the line.During the chase, the visitors were down in the dumps at 98/5 after 13 overs before 17-year old Parag — who was dropped on a duck by Sunil Narine (2/25) off his own bowling — came of age with a 31-ball 47 (5×4, 2×6).Archer also smacked a 12-ball 27 (2×4; 2×6) not out as Royals reached the target with four balls to spare.advertisement”We made it difficult for ourselves. We lost too many wickets in the middle section after a good start. Riyan Parag is an impressive young man. He played a very composed knock like a seasoned campaigner. There were great contributions from Gopal and Archer too,” Smith said.Earlier, it was Varun Aaron who kept a check on KKR scoring, who despite a brilliant knock of 97 not out from their skipper Dinesh Karthik, managed to post 175/6 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs. Aaron (2/20), playing only his second game this season, had a brilliant new ball spell of 3-1-10-2 in which he clean-bowled Chris Lynn (0) and Shubman Gill (14) cheaply.”Varun Aaron was exceptional with the new ball,” said Smith while praising Aaron who had a brilliant opening bust while ending with the spell of (2/20).Royals, standing seventh in the points table, will now host Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday.Also Read | Have belief in my boys: Karthik optimistic despite KKR’s slump in formAlso Read | Grateful to Rajasthan Royals for taking a chance on me: Jofra ArcherAlso See:last_img read more

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UP Board result 2019:  Check passing marks for UPSMP board class 10th, 12th

first_imgUP Board Result 2019: The UPMSP is all set to declare the UP Board Matric and intermediate result today, April 27, 2019. The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will be releasing the UP Board result 2019 10th on the official website of UPMSP at or official website of UP Board might crash due to heavy traffic at the time of result declaration. To spare the hassle you can also visit the Education Today web page as the India Today Group is hosting the UP Board Result 2019 for both the classes of 10 and 12 and check your result.How to check UP Board Result 2019Step 1: To check the UP Board Result 2019, click on the official website or and 2: Look for the link which says UP Board Result 2018 Class 10th and 12th Result 2019Step 3: Click on the link and fill up all the details to get your UP Board High School and IntermediateStep 5: Enter Roll Number and click submit.Step 6: Download your result and take a print out for further reference.Passing Marks rules for UP Board Exam Class 10Each state board has its own passing marks criteria. Passing marks rules of UP Board Class 10.Students need to score a minimum of 33 percent marks in high school.The practical subject marks are also added in preparing the final mark sheet for UP Board Class 10.Read: UP Board Results 2019 Live Updates: Check UP Board Class 10th, 12th results at 1:15 pm on upresults.nic.inadvertisementPassing Marks Rules for UP Board Exam Class 12Described below are the minimum marks that you should score to pass the Class 12 of UP Board.To pass the class 12th UP Board Exam, students need to score minimum 35 percent marks.Also, the marks obtained in practical subjects, sports, and physical education are added to prepare the final result of UP board Intermediate.Read: UP Board Class 10th , 12th Result 2019 to release on April 27 @12:30 PM: See how to checklast_img read more

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Selfish Shahid Afridi ruined plenty of careers for his own good: Imran Farhat

first_imgOut-of-favour Pakistan batsman Imran Farhat has lashed out at Shahid Afridi, saying the former all-rounder was a “selfish player” who ruined many careers for his own good.Afridi has raised many eyebrows with his latest autobiography titled “Game Changer”. Be it his views on Kashmir and 2010 spot-fixing scandal or his age revelation, Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography got released.He has criticised many former players, including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Gautam Gambhir in the book which is co-authored by journalist Wajahat S. Khan.In a series of tweets, Farhat said he was ashamed to know that Afridi, who lied for 20 years about his age, is naming and blaming some of the legendary cricketers of Pakistan.”I am utterly ashamed from what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends,” said the 36-year-old.”I have a lot of stories to tell regarding this so called Saint we have had the pleasure of playing with. He sure is talented enough to become a politician,” he added.Farhat, who played 40 Tests and 58 ODIs for Pakistan, also urged the cricketers who have been named and shamed in Afridi’s book to “speak up and tell the truth”.”I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good,” said Farhat.advertisementMeanwhile, a petition has been filed in a Pakistan court to stop further publication of his book.Also Watch:last_img read more

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Mumbai Cricket Association fails to clear security dues, finds RTI

first_imgThe Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has failed to clear the dues for seven Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons to the Mumbai Police which organises elaborate security for the IPL and other matches held in Mumbai, as per an RTI revelation.In a reply to Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali, the Mumbai Police has revealed that it is yet to receive its fees of Rs 21.34 crore, including pending interest of Rs 5.61 crore, due to it for providing security for IPL and other major cricket tourneys till 2018.For the recently-concluded IPL season, the Mumbai Police provided full security to the teams, venues, players, etc. though the Home Ministry orders were pending and the last order expired on March 31, 2019.”Assistant Commissioner of Police (coordination) Dilip Thorat has replied under the RTI Act that the outstanding amount includes fees for providing security for One Day Internationals, T-20 World Cup, Tests and Women’s World Cup matches, all of which are pending and the amount keeps piling up,” Galgali told IANS.The police have not yet raised the bills for the IPL 2019 as no fresh orders have been received from the state government, but Galgali said they will do so shortly when the new government resolution is expected.Last year’s IPL security for nine matches cost the city police Rs 1.48 crore, but the MCA is yet to clear the bill, he pointed out.”It is obligatory on the part of the MCA to immediately clear the dues of the police department for the prompt help the police provides by way of security and smooth conduct of the IPL. Even the police officers concerned must ensure that the bills are cleared within a reasonable period after the IPL is over,” Galgali said.advertisementAlso Read | I’ll come back in 2023 World Cup if MS Dhoni is still around: AB de Villierslast_img read more

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Sushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’

first_imgIndia women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have long been the pillars of the Indian team. While Smriti is currently the No.1 ODI cricketer in the world, T20I captain Kaur’s attacking batting style has made her a household name in the country. Kaur’s fiery batting has made many believe that she is a fearless cricketer. Though according to Mandhana it’s not true.The duo recently appeared on the online chat show ‘What the Duck’ where they shared a number of stories related to the team and their teammates. When the host asked Kaur whether she was afraid of anything at all, a smiling Mandhana jumped in and said that her senior was afraid of ‘ghosts’. She also added that when she tried to scare Kaur, she ‘punished’ her junior by forcing her to share the room with her.”We were playing the World Cup in England. Harry (Harmanpreet) Di is most afraid of ghosts. I myself am a bit in the same league but her fear is on an extreme level. So, I am always itching to scare her. So one day I told her all the ghost stories which were related to the hotel we were staying in. I had heard about a number of ghost-related incidents with our teammates. So I told her everything and she had to listen to all of it because she was undergoing treatment. But later she punished me by forcing me to sleep with her during the night,” said a laughing Mandhana.advertisement”We all had single rooms and the hotel itself felt quite eerie. 3 of us were sleeping in one room but I didn’t let them sleep all night because I myself couldn’t,” explained Kaur.The discussion prompted the host to ask whether there was a ghost at the hotel in reality. Though Smriti and Harmanpreet agreed that they didn’t personally have any such experience, some of their fellow teammates did claim to have encountered ghosts during their stay at the hotel.”We didn’t see any ghost but 2-3 of our teammates said that they felt its presence. For example, Sushma Verma kept saying that the ghost had kept her captive for an hour and didn’t let go. And she actually cried for an hour (Sushma Verma). So who knows, there might have been something,” concluded Mandhana.Also Read | I’ve tried to copy Smriti Mandhana since she used to wear glasses: Riyan ParagAlso Read | Hockey India in awe of Jemimah Rodrigues’ dribbling skills Also Read | USA women’s cricket team creates history by sealing twin berths in global qualifierslast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan players can stay with wives but only after India match

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has eased its stance on Pakistan players staying with their wives in the United Kingdom during World Cup 2019.Days after banning wives and family members of the national team to travel with the Pakistan players, PCB has now allowed the players to stay with their close ones after the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan clash on June 16 in Southampton, according to Dawn.Pakistan will be opening their World Cup campaign on May 31 against the West Indies and will play 3 more matches England (June 3), Sri Lanka (June 7), Australia (June 12) before they take on their arch-rivals.Nonetheless, two Pakistan cricketers in Asif Ali and Harris Sohail have been allowed to stay with their immediate families from the start of the tournament. While Ali had lost his 2-year-old daughter to cancer days ahead of the World Cup, Sohail has been granted permission due to personal reasons.PCB’s move to change their decision came after noticing the trend followed by other teams in the 10-team World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.When it comes to India cricketers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier announced that players’ wives and immediate families will be allowed to travel with the team for just 15 days.The BCCI also decided that the wives and relatives can join the India stars only after the first 20 days of World Cup 2019.Notably, Pakistan Cricket Board had allowed wives and relatives to stay with the players during their ODI series loss in England earlier this month.advertisementSarfaraz Ahmed’s men have had a woeful run in the World Cup year, losing bilateral ODI series to South Africa, Australia and England.Pakistan were whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in United Arab Emirates after which they were blanked 4-0 by England.Pakistan suffered a shock 3-wicket defeat to Afghanistan in their 1st warm-up match of World Cup 2019 on Friday at the County Ground in Bristol. The former champions will face Bangladesh in their 2nd and final warm-up match in Cardiff on Sunday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Expectations high for Virat Kohli’s IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s inputs to Virat Kohli will be crucial, says Sachin TendulkarAlso See:last_img read more

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Dutee Chand wins 100m gold at World University Games

first_imgAce Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the gold medal in women’s 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Napoli, Italy becoming the first Indian to win do so. She clocked 11.32s in the final.The 23-year-old had qualified for the finals with a 11.41s finish in the semifinal heats and led the final race from start to finish on Tuesday.This is the first gold medal for India at this edition of the games. No Indian had qualified for the 100-metre final in the history of the University Games before this.”With years of hardwork and your blessings, I have yet again broken the record by winning the Gold in 100m dash in 11.32 seconds at The World University Games, Napoli. In the pictures, are the winners too, with a heart of Gold from Germany and Sweden,” tweeted Chand on Wednesday.She also posted a picture of herself with the gold medal and captioned it: “Picked it up”. “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!” she tweeted another picture.Thank you, sir. I will try my best to bring Olympics Gold Medal home. Once again, many thanks for your blessings. Chand (@DuteeChand) July 10, 2019Pull me down, I will come back stronger! Chand (@DuteeChand) July 9, 2019Chand, a 100m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals, recently made up the headlines after she opened up about her homosexuality. She revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her home town.advertisementBorn in Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha to cotton weavers, Chand has been championing the cause of eligibility of female athletes in track and field events.Also Read | Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year for a record 6th timeAlso See:last_img read more

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Manchester United to sign defender Harry Maguire in world record transfer deal: Reports

first_imgManchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the transfer for the 26-year-old Maguire is yet to be finalized.United has been pursuing the center back for more than a year since his standout performances at the 2018 World Cup for England and finally agreed to Leicester’s asking price with just a week remaining in this summer transfer window ahead of the Premier League season opening.The fee eclipses the deals for Matthijs de Ligt to leave Ajax for Juventus last month for 75 million euros (then $85 million), and for Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool from Southampton for up to 75 million pounds in January 2018.Leicester’s hand in the negotiations with United was strengthened by Maguire signing a new five-year contract last September. Leicester will be receiving 80 million pounds two years after paying around a fifth of that fee to sign Maguire from Hull.As it stands Maguire will be the seventh central defender at United going into the season, alongside Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, and Axel Tuanzebe.United opens its campaign against Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 11. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is trying to return to the Champions League after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season.Also Seelast_img read more

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Breaking Down the Football Schedule (Part 3)

first_imgWell, we have three hours until the first game so let’s go ahead and condense the last six games into one post.Week 7 (Kansas at home): It always sounds like terrible to get Kansas at home because … well … Kansas. But that’s before you remember that OSU had nearly been taken down in each of its last two trips to Lawrence.This will be a rout so I propose an upping of the stakes. We let KU start with a 35-point lead. If they lose, we get Bill Self.Glenn Spencer anger level with a loss: Sells grill on Craigslist, can cook with fire he breathes on meat.Week 8 (at Tech): Why aren’t more people talking about this as OSU’s big trap game?To me, this is right up there with the trip to Morgantown earlier in the year. Even more so if OSU is, gasp, 7-0 when it heads to Lubbock.Tech won’t be great, but they’ll be good enough to beat a top 15 team at home at some point this season. I just hope it isn’t us.Glenn Spencer anger level with a loss: Cuts arms off of one of Kliff’s designer suitsWeek 9 (TCU at home): This could be the Nos. 1-2 teams in the country playing for pole position in the College Football Playoff  I know that sounds completely insane, but I’m going to tweet this post 235 times after it happens just to remind youGlenn Spencer anger level with a loss: Refuses post game mealWeek 10 (at Iowa State): I just can’t even.Glenn Spencer anger level with a loss: Nowhere close to mine.Week 11 (Baylor at home): This game scares me. Baylor is due to beat us in Stillwater at some point. I’d rather catch Seth Russell in, say, September than when he’s had almost a year of experience under his belt.I still think OSU will win this game, but if we’re 10-0 going in, I’m going to be a mess.Glenn Spencer anger level with a loss: All night workout.Week 12 (OU at home): OU fascinates me. They could go 5-7 or 11-1 and none of it would surprise me. This game has been for the Big 12 title for one of these teams in three of the last five years. Clearly, from my prediction that Oklahoma State is going to the College Football Playoff, I don’t think this year will be any different.Glenn Spencer anger level with a loss: Won’t look at the color red for three months.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!last_img read more