British Woman Police Officer Sacked For Racist Slurs Against Indian Restaurant Staff

first_imgA British woman police officer has been sacked for allegedly hurling racist slurs against the staff of an Indian restaurant in UK, according to media reports. Katie Barratt, 22, of Northumbria Police, used “derogatory” terms against the staff of the ‘Spice of Punjab’ food outlet in Newcastle on December 14 last year, The Independent reported.Read it at Indian Express Related Itemslast_img

Congress, NCP workers want no delay in alliance, seat-sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections

first_imgDays after the drubbing in Lok Sabha elections, the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra are continuing to take stock, meet and draw up a strategy for Assembly polls due later this year.The local Congress leaders have urged the party bosses to finalise the alliance formula at the earliest. NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday initiated a district-wise review of results in Mumbai, Konkan, Thane, Navi Mumbai and adjoining urban areas at a meeting attended by all present and former MPs, MLAs, office bearers, people’s representatives in civic bodies and heads of party’s various cells.“We explained the party’s stand to the leadership and where we stand in Mumbai. We will surely be contesting the Assembly polls with all our strength and the exact numbers will be announced soon,” said Sachin Ahir, Mumbai NCP president, after the meeting. Mr. Pawar will be holding similar meetings with local leaders on Friday, Saturday and then on June 21 and 23. The Congress too continued with its meetings to review the loss in the elections. On Thursday, office-bearers from Mumbai, Konkan and western Maharashtra were called in to voice their opinions. “This exercise will help us understand what went wrong and what should be done to before the Assembly polls,” said a senior Congress leader. According to sources, the local Congress leaders urged the party leadership to finalise the alliance without further delays to help and prepare the party to get in to poll mode. “If the alliance with NCP is final, then announce the seat sharing. If party leadership decides to go with the VBA, then take that decision too. Whatever be the decision, take it at the earliest,” urged the leader.last_img read more

Bhopal gas tragedy activist Abdul Jabbar passes away

first_img His illness was in a critical state for three years. “We found he was living on one small diagonal artery that supplied only 10% of the blood,” said Mr. Goenka.On the intervening night of December 2 and 3 in 1984, as methyl isocyanate leaked from a Union Carbide pesticide plant here, Mr. Jabbar, whose house stood just 2 km away, couldn’t save his mother and brother. Yet, he helped evacuate scores of others from neighbouring areas. The tragedy killed more than 25,000, and caused diseases among lakhs, even in subsequent generations.“If the government couldn’t save a crusader, who gave voice to the affected and served his lifetime for them, by providing him adequate care in time, imagine the plight of other survivors,” said Rasheeda Bee, an associate of Mr. Jabbar and president of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh. “He was admitted to various hospital for three months, and the government apparently woke up too late. There is a clear case of negligence.”Asserting that survivors would continue to demand justice, she said, the next generation would fight for rights.In 1987, Mr. Jabbar set up the Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sanghathan, which imparted vocational skills to women, mainly widows, so that they could be self-reliant. In addition, the group demanded sustenance allowance for them.Condoling the death, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “He played an important role in ensuring employment and rehabilitation for the gas-affected. He was also conscious about the environment and from time to time worked for its protection. His death has caused irreparable loss.” Social worker Abdul Jabbar, who organised survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy to raise demands for fair compensation, adequate treatment and complete rehabilitation, died at a private hospital here on Thursday night. He was 61.The State government had planned to shift him to a Mumbai hospital for better treatment on Friday. But, Mr. Jabbar, survived by wife and three children, breathed his last at the Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal, said its Chairman Ajay Goenka.Stating that he was admitted to the hospital two days ago, Mr. Goenka said, “He had long-standing diabetes leading to atherosclerosis, which led to triple-vessel disorder in the coronary arteries. And peripheral vascular disease causing gangrene. These were the major causes for his death.”last_img read more

Tendulkar and Dravid move up in ICC Test rankings

first_imgSenior batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid gained a place each in the latest ICC player rankings for Test batsmen, which is being headed by South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis.While Tendulkar improved from fifth to fourth, Dravid rose a rung to ninth from tenth position.Among Indian bowlers, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan gained a place to be at sixth despite being ruled out of the recently concluded four-match Test series between India and England after sustaining hamstring injury on the very first day of the opening match at the Lord’s.As England claimed the title of number-one Test side in the world with a 4-0 series victory, four of their batsmen made it to the top-10, with Ian Bell being the most notable.Bell and Alastair Cook have jointly claimed the second position after Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara slipped three places to fifth after scoring only 10 and 17 in the recently completed Test against Australia.Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott are other batsmen in the top-10. England now boast of four bowlers and equal number of batsmen in the top 10.Australia’s Shane Watson and Ryan Harris, Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka and Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq have achieved career-best rankings in the latest list, which was released after the completion of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Australia and the one-off Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.The player rankings will now be updated after the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, which starts on Thursday in Pallekele, while the Test Championship table will be updated after the conclusion of the third and final Test between the two sides which starts in Colombo on 16 September.advertisementlast_img read more

Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: Gurjit Kaur Brace Leads Indian Women to Crushing 5-1 Win Over USA

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian women began their quest for a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in a remarkable manner as they thrashed USA 5-1 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday in the first of the two matches they are to play.Gurjit Kaur scored twice while Lilima, Sharmila and Navneet found a goal each as India emerged as the clear winners of the match. India, who are ranked ninth in the world, are taking on world No.13 USA for a place in the next year’s Summer Olympic Games.The winners will be determined as follows: teams will be ranked according to the number of points each has accumulated in both matches (for each match, 3 points are awarded to the winner, 1 point to each team in the event of a draw and 0 points to the loser). If there is equality among the two teams, then the teams will be ranked according to their respective goal difference. If equality remains, a shoot-out competition will be played to establish the winner. Therefore, the objective of both the teams will be to secure direct qualification for the Tokyo 2020 hockey tournaments – which will be staged in Japan’s capital city from 25 July to 7 August next year and involve 12 Men’s and 12 Women’s teams.The first quarter was an edgy one, where India started on a strong note but USA got the better chances to take the lead. However, none of the two teams could find the goal as the score stood 0-0 after the first 15 minutes of play.India broke the deadlock in the 29th minute through Lilima. She was left unmarked and she made no mistake in giving India the lead. India failed to convert a penalty corner but kept the ball alive and Lilima found the goal.From that moment on, India were the dominant side as they created chances for themselves. India took a big advantage in the second quarter when they scored two in two to give themselves a three-goal lead.Presenting you the best-picked photos of Team India and USA in action in FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers.#OdishaForHockey #RoadToTokyo #Tokyo2020 @USAFieldHockey @TheHockeyIndia #INDvUSA— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) November 1, 2019In the 40th minute, Rani Rampal played a perfect pass towards Sharmila, who was right at the goalmouth and tapped the ball in from close range.Just two minutes later, Gurjit Kaur’s execute a brilliant low penalty corner drag-flick to put India in a commanding spot.India started the third quarter brilliantly as they scored within 30 seconds of the start of play. Navneet Kaur collected a pass from Salima Tete in the USA circle and shot the ball straight into the bottom left corner.In the 51st minute, India’s Monika was fouled by Margaux Paolino and they got a penalty stroke. Despite a review from USA, the decision stayed and Gurjit made no mistake in scoring her second on the night.USA managed to pull one goal back in the 53rd minute when Erin Matson kept a cool head to score off a penalty stroke awarded to the visitors.India will play the second match of the tie on Saturday as they look to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Games. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicsfield hockeyhockey Olympic qualifiersIndia First Published: November 1, 2019, 8:15 PM ISTlast_img read more

Dabur India selects seven athletes from across India

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Energy drink giant Dabur India today selected seven young athletes from across India as part of its Ab Daudega Hindustan campaign and will now fund their training to help them excel at national and international sports competitions. The seven deserving young athletes are Sayali Mhaishune, Avnee Rawat, Ujala, Shabnam, Vikas, Mohammed Meraj and Jainabaj. These athletes will be provided world-class coaching under the guidance of Ashwini Nachappa in Ashwini Nachappa Foundation. The Dabur Glucose-D Ab Daudega Hindustan initiative sought to identify capable sporting talent at the grassroots and nurture them in their pursuit for success. Under this initiative, a series of on-ground activation were conducted across cities in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal to identify the talented athletes. Dabur had received an overwhelming 8,000 entries from across India. An independent sports panel screened the potential athletes from these entries, and shortlisted 350 athletes, who participated in the national camp held in Delhi. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

IPL 2019: After historic triumph, Rohit Sharma chills out with family

first_imgRohit Sharma became the first to win six Indian Premier League titles as he led Mumbai Indians to their record 4th IPL trophy. MI defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the IPL 2019 final to lift the trophy in Hyderabad on Sunday.Rohit has been a revelation as a captain of Mumbai Indians, winning 60 of 104 match – that is a win percentage – 58.65. He led the celebrations for Mumbai Indians as well. In a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their social media handles, Rohit can be seen rapping along with Yuvraj Singh as the duo lit up the party.After winning the IPL, Rohit chose to spend some quality time with his family before he heads off to England as part of Team India at the 2019 ICC World Cup.Rohit shared some moments from his trip to the Maldives, posting photos with his family, including with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaria.The best thing to hold onto in life @ritssajdeh Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 16, 2019Rohit Sharma led from the front, scoring 405 runs, including 2 fifties, from 15 matches as Mumbai were crowned champions.Rohit though chose to credit his players for the win, saying that the feeling of family in the teams is what enables them to perform for each other on the field.”We do believe in each others’ ability and we do believe in planning strategies,” Rohit after winning the IPL.advertisement”Luckily for me, I have a staff around me which is so good at that, in terms of planning and making those crucial decisions and strategies. Because I am a firm believer in having planning. Whatever game you play, you have to go with a plan and have some sort of strategies around the opposition. I’ve seen IPL from close quarters, you need to be a little dynamic.”Also Read | Perfect Endgame: How MI served revenge cold in IPL 2019 final to CSKAlso Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenlast_img read more

Notre Dame QB Addresses Transfer Following Loss To Clemson

first_imgBrandon Wimbush throwing the ball for Notre Dame.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 18: Brandon Wimbush #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish passes against the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on November 18, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Brandon Wimbush is set to graduate from Notre Dame, and with the Fighting Irish season coming to a close with tonight’s loss to Clemson, it sounds like he’s probably played his last game for the program.The Fighting Irish offense was nearly blanked by the Tigers tonight.Clemson won 30-3, shutting Notre Dame out completely through the game’s final three quarters.Wimbush, who lost his starting job to Ian Book early in the year, didn’t record a stat in the game today. The senior had one pass attempt and ran for 44 yards in November against Syracuse, his last action of the season.Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that Wimbush was exploring his transfer options, with a year of eligibility remaining.He admitted as much during Notre Dame’s media day, and said that he didn’t want the situation to be a distraction for the team. Now that the season has ended for ND, expect speculation to ramp up.In the locker room after today’s game, Brandon Wimbush all but confirmed that he’s leaving Notre Dame.From the AP’s Ralph D. Russo:Per my colleague @hawkaptexas who was in the Notre Dame locker room, from QB Brandon Wimbush:“I want to go play quarterback. I want to have the opportunity to fulfill my dreams at quarterback, so I think another place will give me the better opportunity to do so,” Wimbush said.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 30, 2018A surprising name that has surfaced as an option for Wimbush is Ohio State.The Buckeyes are reportedly a major focus of potential Georgia transfer Justin Fields. If they don’t land that former five-star, they could bring him Wimbush as a veteran leader and competition for Tate Martell.We’ve outlined some other interesting potential landing spots for Wimbush here.last_img read more