3 Dec
2019

Pansare murder: Maharashtra SIT to interrogate Sri Ram Sene activist Waghmore

first_imgUnravelling the Gauri Lankesh murder case The Maharashtra SIT is planning to interrogate the arrested Sri Ram Sene activist Parashuram Waghmore, prime accused in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, in connection with the killing of veteran communist leader Govind Pansare, said police sources.“A team of the State SIT will be going to Karnataka soon to interrogate Waghmore,” said Sanjay Kumar, additional director general (ADG), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), who is heading the SIT in the Pansare murder case.Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Kumar, however, said that the Maharashtra SIT would not be seeking Waghmore’s custody as the suspects in both crimes [Lankesh and Pansare] were affiliated to different fringe outfits.“The suspects in our [Pansare] case and the Gauri Lankesh case belong to different groups. In the Pansare case, the suspects belong to the Sanatan Sanstha while in the latter they are associated with the Sri Ram Sene and the Hindu Yuva Sene,” he said, adding that there were two weapons used in the Pansare murder case.Also Read  Mr. Kumar further said that the Maharashtra and the Karnataka SITs had been coordinating and that the former team had even visited the neighbouring State once last month.The Karnataka SIT have yet to recover the murder weapon – a 7.65 mm bore country-made pistol – reportedly used to kill Pansare, scholar M.M. Kalburgi and Lankesh.“Since the Karnataka SIT have spoken of a connection between the two [Lankesh and Pansare] cases, the Maharashtra SIT ought to seek Waghmore’s custody. Especially, as the ballistic report says that the same weapon was used,” Megha Pansare, Pansare’s daughter-in-law, told The Hindu.Not a smooth investigationPansare, along with his wife Uma, were repeatedly shot at by motorcycle-borne assailants while returning from a morning stroll in Kolhapur’s Sagar Mal locality on February 16, 2015. While Ms. Pansare survived, the communist leader succumbed to his wounds in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on February 20.Since then, investigation into Pansare’s murder has been marred by the tardy pace of probe agencies, leading to the prime accused, Sanatan Sanstha activist Sameer Gaikwad, being granted bail.In June last year, the court, after three rejections, had accorded conditional bail to Gaikwad, who was picked up from Sangli district in western Maharashtra in September 2015 – the first arrest in the Pansare case.In January this year, the Kolhapur sessions court granted conditional bail to radical Hindutva activist Virendra Tawde in connection with his suspected role in the killing of the veteran leader.According to probe agencies, Tawde is a crucial link to the murders of both Pansare and rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar. The SIT’s supplementary charge sheet even names Tawde as ‘mastermind’ in the Pansare murder, suspecting him of conducting the reconnaissance before the murder.last_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

How Sachin scored his 50 Test tons

first_imgMaster Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th Test ton while batting against the South Africans in Centurion on Sunday.He dedicated the century to his father late Ramesh Tendulkar saying, “Yesterday was my father’s birthday. I dedicate this century to him. As for myself, I am happy and okay to have scored runs. I really don’t know how to express my feelings.”Though on the personal front “50 is just another number” for Sachin Tendulkar.Here’s how he reached the magical figureDateAgainstGroundInningsRuns9/8/1990EnglandOld Trafford2nd119*2/1/1992AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1st148*1/2/1992AustraliaW.A.C.A. Ground1st11426/11/1992South AfricaThe Wanderers Stadium1st11111/2/1993EnglandChidambaram Stadium1st16527/07/1993Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground2nd104*18/01/1994Sri LankaK .D. Singh Stadium1st1421/12/1994West IndiesVidarbha Cricket Ground1st1796/6/1996EnglandEdgbaston2nd1224/7/1996EnglandTrent Bridge1st1772/1/1997South AfricaNewlands1st1692/8/1997Sri LankaPremadasa Stadium1st1439/8/1997Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground1st1393/12/1997Sri LankaWankhede Stadium1st1486/3/1998AustraliaChidambaram Stadium2nd155*25/03/1998AustraliaChinnaswamy Stadium1st17726/12/1998New ZealandBasin Reserve2nd11328/01/1999PakistanChidambaram Stadium2nd13624/02/1999Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground2nd124*10/10/1999New ZealandPunjab Cricket Stadium2nd126*29/10/1999New ZealandSardar Patel Stadium1st21726/12/1999AustraliaMelbourne Cricket Gr1st11618/11/2000ZimbabweFeroz Shah Kotla1st12225/11/2000ZimbabweVidarbha Cricket Ground1st201*18/03/2001AustraliaChidambaram Stadium1st1263/11/2001South AfricaOUTsurance Oval1st15511/12/2001EnglandSardar Patel Stadium1st10321/02/2002ZimbabweVidarbha Cricket Ground1st17619/04/2002West IndiesQueen’s Park1st11722/08/2002EnglandHeadingley1st19330/10/2002West IndiesEden Gardens2nd1762/1/2004AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1st241*28/03/2004PakistanMultan Cricket Stad.1st194*10/12/2004BangladeshBangabandhu Stadium1st248*10/12/2005Sri LankaFeroz Shah Kotla1st10918/05/2007BangladeshZohur Ahmed Stadium1st10125/05/2007BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium1st122*2/1/2008AustraliaSydney Cricket Ground1st154*24/01/2008AustraliaAdelaide Oval1st1535/11/2008AustraliaVidarbha Cricket Stadium1st10911/12/2008EnglandChidambaram Stadium2nd103*18/03/2009New ZealandSeddon Park1st16016/11/2009Sri LankaSardar Patel Stadium2nd100*17/01/2010BangladeshZohur Ahmed Stadium1st105*24/01/2010BangladeshShere Bangla Stadium1st1436/2/2010South AfricaVidarbha Cricket Stadium2nd10014/02/2010South AfricaEden Gardens1st10626/07/2010Sri LankaSinhalese Sports Ground1st2039/10/2010AustraliaChinnaswamy Stadium1st21416/12/2010South AfricaSupersport Park2nd111** denotes Not Outadvertisementlast_img read more

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18 Nov
2019

Graeme Hick, Troy Cooley to coach against England in Ashes tour match

first_imgFormer England batsman Graeme Hick and bowling coach Troy Cooley will pit their wits against the tourists when they mentor a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day Ashes tour match in Townsville next month.Hick played 65 Tests for England around the turn of the century and is currently Australia’s batting coach, while Cooley was England’s bowling coach in the lead-up to their 2005 Ashes breakthrough triumph before returning home.The tour match, which will take place in the tropical Queensland city from Nov. 15-18, is one of three England will play before and during the Ashes series.Former Australia pace bowler Ryan Harris will coach the CA XI in the first four-day match under lights at the Adelaide Oval from Nov. 8-11, while John Davison will lead the locals in the third in Perth from Dec. 9-10.Former Test opener Chris Rogers will assist both Harris and Davison, who is Australia’s national spin-bowling coach.”These matches will see Australia’s talented young players Testing themselves against a world-class opponent in England, surrounded by coaches who have worked at the national level,” said CA’s Pat Howard.”It’s an exciting opportunity not just for the players, but also a great development tool for the coaches to extend their head coaching skills.”For Ryan, Graeme and John – working in tandem with Chris and Troy – this is the chance to manage a new group of players, and to give them the confidence and belief to perform to the best of their abilities and challenge our Ashes opponents.”advertisementThe Ashes start in Brisbane on Nov. 23.last_img read more

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23 Oct
2019

Fifth MossType LNG Carrier Joins MISC Group

first_imgMalaysian shipowner MISC Group has taken delivery of Seri Cemara, the final of five MOSS-type liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier joins its sister vessels Seri Camellia, Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Cempaka and Seri Camar on long-term charter to Petronas, Malaysia’s oil and gas corporation.The new generation of Seri C Class LNG carriers have the capability to call at all major LNG terminals worldwide as well as loading capability at floating LNG (FLNG) units, MISC said. “Petronas is committed to deliver a safe and reliable supply of energy. It is therefore of utmost importance that we have access to the most reliable, safe and operationally efficient fleet of LNG carriers to serve the needs of our customers worldwide,” Petronas President & Group CEO, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, said at the naming ceremony.“The new generation of carriers is highly significant for MISC as we forge ahead in fulfilling our vision to consistently provide better energy-related maritime solutions and services. This project is especially meaningful as it represents our commitment to exceed the expectation of our customers, conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable manner, as well as in ensuring optimum value creation over time,” Chairman of MISC Dato’ Ab Halim said.The MOSS Type vessels have been built with an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) which provides a continuous cover enclosure and shields four separate spherical tanks.The vessels are installed with pre-swirl duct and Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF) that are able to provide around 4 percent energy savings at design draft, along with an X-twister rudder for improved maneuvering performance, according to MISC.Other green technology features of the vessel include the installation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for the diesel generator to comply with the latest IMO Tier III requirement and the Ozone Ballast Water Treatment System. They will be powered by an Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plant.The vessels, to be designated with ECO Notation, can operate entirely on LNG for full compliance with existing and impending Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) regulations.The delivery of Seri Cemara brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 29 vessels.Image Courtesy: MISClast_img read more

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