3 Dec
2019

J&K Governor heads to Delhi

first_imgAmid the ongoing crisis in the State, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Saturday went to New Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.Sources said Mr. Vohra will discuss the unrest and the ground situation with Mr. Singh and Mr. Doval. He is also likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra ModiIt is learnt that Mr. Vohra, who is also head of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, will also brief the central leadership about the security requirements this year for visitors, amid issues in south Kashmir.A new Governor?The Governor’s visit assumes significance in the wake of demands for Governor’s rule in the State by several parties. Besides, news of a possible meeting between Mr. Vohra and Mr. Modi has also fuelled speculation that the Centre was looking for a new Governor. Several names, including that of a Kashmiri pandit, are doing the rounds for the top position.Meanwhile, Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), arrived in Jammu for a two-day visit to meet party legislators so that he could get the sense of situation evolving in Kashmir an Jammu regions in the wake of series of developments, including low voter turnout and attacks on Muslims by gau rakshaks.Also, Farooq Abdullah, president of the Opposition National Congress (NC) on Saturday expressed concern over the Centre’s decision not to hold talks with separatists.“The Centre’s submission in the Supreme Court that it will not hold dialogue with separatists might prove disastrous for the future of Jammu and Kashmir. We express our concern and regret over the stand,” Mr. Abdullah said, addressing a meeting of party leaders and workers here.Terming talks as the “only way” for the resolution of the Kashmir issue and everlasting peace in the region, Mr. Abdullah urged for early resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan saying “bombs and bullets will not help“.BJP leader Ram Madhav had on Saturday had attacked separatist leaders in Kashmir, accusing them of playing politics of sentiment over dead bodies and said that the Centre had made it clear that it would not hold talks with them.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

IPL 2011: Kolkata take on unpredictable Kochi

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders will have revenge on mind when they take on the unpredictable Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their return leg IPL match in Kochi on Thursday.Kolkata lost by a six runs when the two teams squared off at the Eden Gardens on April 20 but fortunes have turned dramatically for both sides since then. While Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata sit pretty at the top of the table after six wins and just three defeats so far, Mahela Jayawardene’s Kerala managed to end a three-match losing streak in their previous outing against Delhi Daredevils.On form, Kolkata start clear favourites with a formidable batting line-up and an equally intimidating bowling attack. Gambhir’s men have been a dominant force in the event rarely floundering.Kochi, on the other hand, have been inconsistent so far. The tournament debutants impressed by beating big teams such as the Mumbai Indians during the event but on most occasions, they have failed to click as a unit.After three straight losses, they sprung back to life by beating Delhi and skipper Mahela Jayawardene hoped it brings some consistency in his side’s performance.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

Wimbledon 2011: Paes, Bhupathi advance in mixed; Somdev out

first_imgVeterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, along with their respective partners, advanced to the third round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after notching up straight-set second-round wins here.Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their respective mixed doubles second round matches. APBhupathi and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina, seeded fourth, beat Australians Stephen Huss and Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 7-6 (3), while 14th seeds Paes and Zimbabwe’s Cara Black got the better of the Dutch-Polish team of Rogier Wassen and Alicja Rosolska 6-1, 6-4.But it was curtains for Somdev Devvarman in the men’s doubles event after he and Japan’s Kei Nishikori lost 3-6, 4-6, 6-7 (5) to the sixth seeded French-Serbian combine of Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the second round Monday.Bhupathi and Vesnina will now be facing an American-Belarussian combination of Eric Butorac and Olga Govortsova.On the other hand, Paes and Black will be up against the winners of the second-round match between the third seeded Serbian-Slovak pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Katarina Srebotnik and local favourites Ross Hutchins and Heather Watson.last_img read more

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