Saturday, September 19, 2020

Woman kills daughter, commits suicide in UP district

BANDA: A 28-year-old woman committed suicide after killing her two-year-old daughter in Banda district's Chilla locality, police said.

Job losses weighing heavy on expats' minds: Official

 PANAJI: The thought of returning home from abroad after losing jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a key concern for Indian expatriates, said Shubham Singh, Protector of Emigrants for Karnataka and Goa region.

Sikhs being counted as separate 'ethno-religious' group in US census

NEW YORK: In a break from the US constitutional separation of state and religion, the administration of President Donald Trump has introduced Sikhs as a distinctive group to be counted in the ongoing census and not as Asian Indians.

Because of the legal prohibition against asking questions about religion, Census Bureau officials said they consider Sikhism a "cultural" or an "ethno-religious" identity.

Indian expat sexually abuses jogger in Dubai

DUBAI: An Indian expat man sexually abused a jogger while she was exercising near her residence in Dubai, a court he

Most expat women employed in Oman govt sector are Indians: Report

MUSCUT: Indian women accounted for the most number of expat female employees in Oman's government sector, according to a report by the Middle Eastern country's National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

India Social and Culture Centre reopens in Abu Dhabi

ABU DABI:The India Social and Culture Centre (ISC) has reopened its doors for the Indian community after remaining shut for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a media report said.

IPL is a good training ground for players: Gower

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a good place for young cricketers to cut their teeth in top level cricket, according to former England captain and commentator David Gower.

BCCI seeks leeway in COVID protocols from three UAE govts for IPL

NEW DELHI: Strict COVID-19 protocols in Abu Dhabi, one of the three emirates scheduled to host the IPL matches from September 19, has hamstrung the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The world's wealthiest cricket board is currently in talks with the governments of the emirates, desperately seeking concessions.

And because of the COVID-related problems in organising the 13th edition of the IPL, the BCCI has not only not announced the schedule of matches, but has also not shared its plans with the eight franchises.

Striking a good combination can see KKR win IPL 13, feels Kuldeep

DUBAI: Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav says in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) he had a "strong feeling" that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would win the title.

IPL 13: Raina back in India; to miss entire season

NEW DELHI: In a major blow to Chennai Super Kings, veteran batsman Suresh Raina will not be available for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) slated to be played in the UAE from September 19.

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals announces partnership with TV9 Network

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals have announced that TV9 Bharatvarsh will be the principal partner for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in UAE from September 19 to November 10.

Rana Sodhi launches statewide virtual training programme for sportspersons

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today launched the statewide virtual training programme for sportspersons, witnessed by all the District Sports Officers and Coaches in their respective districts and senior officers at headquarters through live streaming of the launching ceremony.

IPL: Rajasthan Royals sets up digital academy

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals have launched their own digital cricket academy, 'The Pavilion - where player meets coach'.

You'll always be alive in our hearts: Raina demands justice for Sushant

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has penned an emotional note for Sushant Singh Rajput, saying the late Bollywood actor was a true inspiration and he will always remain alive in the hearts of the people.

Indian boxers play football, quiz competition 'to kill routine boredom'

NEW DELHI: The national camp for boxers resumed earlier this month in Patiala following a long-hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Verma writes to BCCI, expresses concern over Patna stadium

NEW DELHI: Aditya Verma, Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) raising concerns over the present condition of the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna.

Bayern Munich beat PSG to win 6th Champions League title

LISBON: After a historic season, Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz and crowned its impressive trajectory with the sixth UEFA Champions League title.

Women's wrestling national camp postponed

NEW DELHI: The national camp for women's wrestlers, that was scheduled to be held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Lucknow from September 1, has now been postponed.

IPL 13: Dhoni swaps business class seat with economy class passenger

NEW DELHI: MS Dhoni has won several hearts, both on and off the cricket field, due to his performances in a stellar international career and his down-to-earth attitude.

India to host England in February 2021, IPL 14 in April: Ganguly

NEW DELHI: India will host England in February 2021 after returning from the tour to Australia and the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in April the same year, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has informed the state cricket associations.

Playing in CPL will help me & Rashid to prepare well for IPL: Nabi

TRINIDAD: Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi believes he and his fellow countryman Rashid Khan will have a good preparation going into the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they would have played cricket in the ongoing edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Raina never played for personal glory but India's, says PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid rich tribute to Suresh Raina, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, saying the former Indian batsman never played for personal glory but for the glory of the team and the country.

IPL 13: Don't you dare break COVID-19 protocols, BCCI warn players

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are increasing rapidly -- according to the latest report -- making the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) a little worried about the cricketers, who are reaching the gulf nation for this year's IPL.

IPL 13: Ponting doesn't want Ashwin to 'mankad' batsmen, Hogg differs

NEW DELHI: Following Ricky Ponting's statement that he will be speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin about 'mankading', Brad Hogg has apparently backed the Indian off-spinner while offering a different viewpoint.

Tendulkar bats for children's health along with Mumbai hospital

NEW DELHI: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been making contributions for helping people during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

IPL 13: BCCI formally announce Dream11 as title sponsor

NEW DELHI: The IPL Governing Council on Wednesday formally announced Dream11 as the new title sponsor of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be played in the UAE between September 19 and November 10.

Feel-good factor is back, says Savita as hockey teams resume sports activities

BENGALURU: Having completed their 14-day self-isolation period, the Indian senior men and women hockey core probables on Wednesday resumed sports activities at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) facility.

Dhoni has always been emotionally detached from results: Laxman

NEW DELHI: Former cricketer VVS Laxman has paid a rich tribute to MS Dhoni, saying the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is a source of inspiration for millions of Indians and is both loved and respected a lot across the globe.

IPL choosing companies having Chinese money: CAIT Secy Gen

NEW DELHI: The Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), Praveen Khandelwal, on Tuesday questioned the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision to award the title sponsorship rights for the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to Fantasy league platform Dream11.

Vinesh Phogat pulls out of national camp citing Covid scare

NEW DELHI: Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat will continue to train at her home in Bhiwani as she has refused to attend the national camp, starting from September 1 in Lucknow.

Kei Nishikori tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of US Open

WASHINGTON: Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori has tested positive for coronavirus and has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open which starts next week.

Lawyer shot dead in UP over family dispute

GORAKHPUR (Uttar Pradesh): A lawyer has been shot dead allegedly by his relatives over a land dispute in Gorakhpur district.

The incident took place on Sunday in Shivpur village of the Gagha area in the city and two persons have been arrested.

Chetan Chauhan had tremendous attachment to Indian cricket: Ganguly

NEW DELHI: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has expressed grief on the passing away of Chetan Chauhan, saying the former player was not only a tough opening batsman but was a person with a tremendous sense of humour and had a tremendous attachment to Indian cricket.

Be 'everyday heroes' for children: Tendulkar urges parents on I-Day

NEW DELHI: Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday urged parents to be "Everyday Heroes" for their children while wishing the countrymen on the occasion of 74th Independence Day.

Red Bull Ring calling the Repsol Honda Team

VIENNA: Forecasts are predicting a wet and wild Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring as Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl look to launch a rejuvenated challenge.

Expect Dhoni to be part of CSK in 2021 & 2022 IPLs: CEO Viswanathan

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan believes that veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni will be a part of the franchise for the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

COVID-19 positive Mandeep Singh shifted to hospital, condition stable: SAI

BENGALURU: India men's hockey team member Mandeep Singh, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has been shifted to a multispeciality hospital after his condition moved from "mild to moderate severity of COVID-19", Sports Authority of India (SAI) has informed.

Yuzvendra Chahal announces engagement to Dhanashree Verma

NEW DELHI: India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Saturday announced his engagement with choreographer and YouTube personality Dhanashree Verma.

Odisha announces program to take hockey skills to elite level

BHUBANESWAR:After a good start with the inaugural girls program of 30 trainee cadets capacity, Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha (NTHAO), the states Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC) that was launched a year ago in Kalinga Stadium, is all set to induct 30 boys in the coming months.

After Google, Facebook tells staff to work from home till mid-2021

SAN FRANCISCO:Facebook has told its 48,000-strong workforce to stay at home through July 2021 and is giving an additional $1,000 to each employee to buy supplies for a home office.

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