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Twenty-seven years after filing a case seeking maintenance from her estranged husband, a woman in Bhubaneswar now sees a glimmer of hope of getting regular alimony.In the long court battle, the woman not only had to justify her rightful claim for an allowance, but also had to establish the identity of her husband as the man she was really married to. The curious case of Sabita Chand, now 56, and her estranged husband Ashok Kumar Das alias Ashok Kumar Chand has hopefully come to an end, with a family court in Bhubaneswar directing immediate release of a maintenance fee to her.Ashok Kumar Chand, who worked in the Indian Railways, had married Ms. Chand in 1985 by concealing his identity. In 1992, Ms. Chand filed a case in the court seeking maintenance. Earlier this month, the court directed the bank manager to transfer one-third of his pension to Ms. Chand.
MOST READ “I wish we could play G League teams or high school teams,” Casey said. “We’ve got to play who’s here. I’ve been through that over the years, and teams have different visions and focuses, and still, how you look at tonight’s schedule, I guarantee somebody’s going to have a tough game against one of those teams. Those guys get paid twice a month.”Andre Drummond had 19 points and 23 rebounds , and the Pistons took advantage of James’ absence, beating Los Angeles 111-97 on Friday night. The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have been managing James’ minutes, and he sat out this game entirely. Los Angeles played at Toronto the previous night .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lakers were also without Lonzo Ball (left ankle), Tyson Chandler (neck), Brandon Ingram (right arm) and Lance Stephenson (toe), but they trailed by only four in the third quarter before Detroit went on a 13-0 run to make it 73-56. Reggie Jackson started that stretch with two 3-pointers and a jumper.“We had to play with pretty much everyone we had, we were down in bodies,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “We played hard enough to win, but we didn’t make enough shots to win.” Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The Pistons were coming off losses of 28 and 34 points to the Nets and Heat, but the win Friday put Detroit percentage points ahead of Brooklyn for the No. 6 spot in the East. Langston Galloway scored 23 points and Jackson had 20 for the Pistons.“I know everybody was excited to see LeBron, but we’re here for a different reason,” Casey said. “No matter who goes, whoever’s on load management, we can’t control that. I still say those teams are going to come out and compete, and that doesn’t mean automatic win at all.”STILL THE STARJames hadn’t missed an entire game since Feb. 2. He didn’t suit up for this one, but there was certainly a buzz among the fans behind one of the baskets when he emerged around the midway point of the first quarter and walked over to the bench to join his team. He went back toward the locker room at the start of the fourth.NOT THRILLEDADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams (19) and Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker (7) try to control the loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full strength.Please.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments Blake Griffin was rather subdued after his team’s victory over the undermanned Lakers.“I don’t know that we’ve had the right spirit over this stretch of games,” Griffin said. “Even tonight, we put together a win, but I don’t think we’ve been great.”Griffin didn’t have a great game himself, scoring 15 points on 3-of-12 shooting.“I’m not saying I’m not a part of the problem,” he said. “I am. My energy hasn’t been great, I haven’t made the plays I should and gone the extra mile. If anybody notices that, we should speak up.”TIP-INSLakers: Rajon Rondo had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 10 assists.Pistons: Drummond is four rebounds away from posting a sixth straight season with at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Only seven players have accomplished that: Wilt Chamberlain (10 years), Bill Russell (10), Bob Pettit (nine), Elvin Hayes (seven), Walt Bellamy (six), Dwight Howard (six) and Jerry Lucas (six).UP NEXTLakers: Visit the New York Knicks on Sunday.Pistons: Host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FIFA push to spread 2022 Qatar World Cup faces resistance LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash
AdvertisementIndia’s badminton star Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying at the 2018 Denmark Open finals and settled for a silver medal at the Odense Sports Park. The Olympic Bronze medalist lost 13-21, 21-13, and 21-6 to the World No.1 under 52 minutes.Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Tai Tzu Ying’s challengeTai Tzu Ying took a 5-1 lead early on in the first set, and Saina played catch up to it. However, the 24-year-old maintained her nerves and took the first set 21-13.Saina Nehwal started the second set on a positive note after taking a 9-4 lead. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist failed to lodge a comeback as Saina pushed the game to a decider after winning the second set with the same scoreline.However, fatigue wore in for Saina as she gifted her opponent nine straight points from 2-2 to 2-11 early on in the game. Tai Tzu-Ying showed no mercy as she won 5 consecutive points to win the final set 21-6.With Saina Nehwal’s loss, India’s journey at the Denmark Open comes to an end as Srikanth Kadambi lost to Japan’s Kento Momota earlier today.The Sportsindiashow team wishes Saina Nehwal and the Indian badminton fraternity best of luck for their future endeavors.Advertisement
It was a sunny day for the finals of the Australian Defence Force Touch Association (ADFTA) Nationals held in Newcastle.The 21 teams competing in the 2013 instalment of the ADFTA Nationals can now enjoy a well-deserved rest, after four days of competition between the seven Constituent Bodies.In the Men’s 40’s division, ACT Country, led by their captain and Australian representative John Samin, took out the trophy in the final, 7 – 3, against South Queensland.The Men’s 30’s division saw ACT Country winning again, 6 – 2, against North Queensland.The South Queensland Women’s Open won with class, 8 – 2, against their neighbours from North Queensland.The Men’s Open was again an all-Queensland affair, with South Queensland taking the Grand Final Trophy for the third year in a row, despite a great opposition from a strong North Queensland side, 10 – 7.The referees of the Men’s Open Grand Final were Brenton Turner, Craig McKee and Paul Edmonton.South Queensland was awarded the Champions Shield, and ACT Country most improved Constituent Body. Full results are available on the ADFTA website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-6027-0-0-0&sID=83287.Congratulations to all participants. The ADFTA is now looking forward to the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League to compete against the best teams across the country.Related LinksDefence Nationals
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Malta Tourism Authority deny value of Man Utd dealby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMalta’s minister for tourism, Konrad Mizzi, has denied reports claiming the department will pay close to €20 million (US$22 million) over three years for its sponsorship deal with Manchester United, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The Premier League outfit agreed a deal with the Maltese government and the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) earlier in September to promote the country as a tourist destination. The agreement will see the Visit Malta brand given advertising space at Old Trafford, United’s home stadium, and also publicity via the club’s digital marketing channels,It was first reported by the Times pf Malta on 23rd September that the contract is valued at €20 million over three years.However, Mizzi has branded the report as ‘fake news’ in a series of posts on social media, while also describing the valuation of the deal as ‘meaningless and extraordinary’. The MTA has since released its own statement refuting the Times report.’The article is clearly based on the journalist’s own speculation and assumptions, in an attempt to create a negative aura around the partnership agreement concluded between the MTA, Visit Malta, and Manchester United,’ the statement read.’Although the cost of the actual partnership is commercially sensitive, the figure invented by the said journalist is a complete fabrication and nowhere close to the actual committed funding, which is in line with the Malta Tourism Authority’s marketing budget.’According to the Times of Malta, a source told the newspaper that the deal was ‘directly negotiated between the MTA officials and Manchester United’s commercial arm and no agents were involved’.
BANGKOK — Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia.In Bangkok, a combination of construction dust, auto exhaust and other pollutants has taken air quality to unhealthy levels in recent days.The Thai Pollution Control Department said Monday that a low pressure system was partly to blame, leaving the smog concentrated over the country’s biggest city. A department official said about half of the high levels of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter that can dangerously clog lungs, was due to diesel engine emissions.In South Korea, the ultrafine dust levels prompted emergency measures to reduce the health hazard.Pollution often is out of control by the time countries take action. India’s cities are among the smoggiest and it is just starting to tackle the problem.The Associated Press
Kabul: An Afghan official says at least seven people have been killed as heavy rains and flooding swept through the country’s western Herat province. Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan this winter had cut off many areas, raising fears of severe floods in the spring. So far this year, 63 people have died as heavy rains and flooding swept away their homes. Said Hamid Mubarez, the federal disaster and humanitarian director in Herat, says the flash floods on Thursday evening swept away eight people riding in two cars in the district of Karukh. Seven died while one survivor was injured. In March, seven people, including five children, died elsewhere in Herat as a result of flooding. Hundreds of homes have been damaged and hundreds of cattle killed.
Kolkata: Sent into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 161 for eight against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Sunday. Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders: 161/8 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 82; Imran Tahir 4/27).
Kolkata: Under-fire skipper Dinesh Karthik silenced his critics with a career-best 97 not out as Kolkata Knight Riders recovered from an atrocious start to post a competitive 175 for six against Rajasthan Royals in their must-win IPL fixture here on Thursday. Under pressure to perform after a string of five straight defeats, the World Cup-bound Karthik promoted himself to No. 4, shrugging off criticism, and smashed nine sixes and seven fours in his 50-ball unbeaten knock, as KKR hit top gear in the back end of the innings, scoring 126 from the last 10 overs and 75 off the last five overs. On a day their impact player Andre Russell looked lacklustre in his run-a-ball 14, in which he was dropped twice, it was a one-man show from Karthik who went berserk against the likes of Jaydev Unadkat and Shreyas Gopal. Karthik seized the momentum in the 11th over when he hit Shreyas Gopal for a six followed by three boundaries in an over that yielded 25 runs and KKR did not look back since then. Karthik completed his fifty from 35 balls and smashed Jofra Archer for successive sixes in the penultimate over before bettering his previous best of 86 when he went berserk against Unadkat by hitting him for two sixes and one four in the final over. Unadkat conceded 50 runs for his one wicket and was the most expensive of the lot as he undid all the good work done by Varun Aaron (2/20) who had a fine new ball spell of 3-1-10-2. Put in to bat, KKR got off to an atrocious start to be 32/2 in powerplay overs against an all out pace attack from Rajasthan Royals. Playing his only second match this season, Aaron extracted pace and swing from the fast-paced Eden track and removed both the openers Chris Lynn (0) and Shubman Gill (14) cheaply. Aaron set up Lynn brilliantly with his first two balls before bowling a delivery that sharply came back as the Australian played it on to his stumps in a wicket-maiden first over. Then the talented Gill had no answer to negotiate an inswinger as he was completely beaten by pace to see the ball clip his bails. Archer capped a superb powerplay for Royals with another maiden as the dispirited KKR found themselves going nowhere and seemed to be losing the plot before skipper Karthik revived them at the back end of the innings. Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 175/6 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 97, Varun Aaron 2/20) vs Rajasthan Royals.