Month: July 2019

I Shant be discouraged Teen player stronger after rejection

first_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Squash 22 Jun 2019 Yiwen on guard against her compatriots at Asian Junior C’ships “Against Ashab, I just made sure I was calm throughout the whole match. My coach Aaron Soyza and I have worked a lot on the tactics and I’m very determined to execute it well in this tournament.“To win the match in three straight sets is a good sign that I’m on the right track,” said Ishant.And the Penangite will have to be at his best when he comes up against British Junior Open Under-15 champion C. Ameeshenraj today.The 15-year-old Ameeshenraj showed his never-say-die attitude by coming back from a set down twice to take down Hong Kong’s Ethan Tang 10-12, 11-7, 3-11, 12-10, 11-7.“Everyone knows Ameeshenraj is a good player, so I’m really eager to put up a good show against him.“It will be a good challenge for me and fun at the same time, so I’m looking forward to it.”For Ameeshenraj, the home crowd was behind him in the match against Ethan.“I’ve never been able to beat Ethan before, so I was happy to get the better of him this time,” said Ameeshenraj.“But he played way better than I expected. It was definitely a test for me mentally as it was a full house (crowd) during my match and I was trailing 1-2.“I had to keep my head straight and avoid making many errors and thankfully, I won.”The boys’ Under-17 final will be an all-Malaysian affair as the other semi-final is between locals Andrik Lim and Amir Amirul Azhar.QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS(Malaysians unless stated)BOYSUnder-19: Siow Yee Xian bt Adam Agan Aziz 11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 11-2; Kerwin Teh bt Jared Michael Nalliah 11-4, 11-9, 11-8; Darryl Gan bt Muhd Hafiz Zhafri 13-11. 11-9. 11-7; Danial Nurhaqiem Sharul Nizam bt Duncan Lee 11-5, 11-6, 11-5.Under-17: Amir Amirul Azhar bt Sacchin Kumar Sivanesan 11-13, 11-1, 11-6, 5-11, 13-11; Andrik Lim bt Gregory Chan (Aus) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9; C. Ameeshenraj bt Ethan Tang (Hkg) 10-12, 11-7, 3-11, 12-10, 11-7; Ishant Shah Atul Kumar bt Mohd Ashab Irfan (Pak) 11-9, 11-6, 11-6.Under-15: Harith Danial Jefri bt Oscar Curtis (Aus) 6-11, 11-8, 11-2, 7-11, 11-7; Nathan Shuyou (Hkg) bt Chris Lau 11-8, 11-8, 11-6; Joachim Chuah bt Tse Jat (Hkg) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7.Under-13: Wong Lee Hong bt Hashvind Kugan 11-6, 11-2, 11-3; Low Wa Sern bt Christopher Buraga (Phi) 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6; M. Nickhileswar bt Mak Tsun Hei (Hkg) 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 1-11, 11-7.Under-11: Jayden Oon bt Pun Loch (Hkg) 11-4, 11-6, 11-9; Ivan Chang bt Jedidiah Kwan 12-10, 11-7, 11-0; Aqil Mirza Naim bt Sim Yeak Wei 12-10, 11-8, 11-9.GIRLSUnder-19: Adele Fung bt Chloe Chieng 11-6, 11-4, 12-10; M. Kiroshanna bt Ayumi Watanabe (Jpn) 13-11, 11-7, 11-8; Amirah Rusydina Rosli bt Yeung Weng Chi (Mac) 11-4, 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-7.Under-17: Aira Azman bt Wong Po Yui (Hkg) 11-7, 11-2, 6-11, 11-4; Wong Heng Wai bt N. Shasmithaa 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9; Teoh Liyen bt Fung Ching Hei (Hkg) 9-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-13, 11-1; Yee Xin Ying bt Vharsha Mithraa Dinesh 11-3, 11-8, 12-14, 11-8.Under-15: Jadishkumar Yasshmita bt Cheng Pik Ching (Hkg) 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5; Mariko Tam (Hkg) bt K. Sehveetrraa 14-12, 10-12, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7; Chen Yu Jie bt Aasya Patel 11-8, 11-8, 4-11, 11-3; Goh Zhi Xuan bt Wai Sze Wing (Hkg) 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 11-5.Under-13: C. Sashmini bt Cheung Tsz Ching (Hkg) 6-11, 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 11-4; Anrie Goh bt Au Ling Yu (Hkg) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6; Whitney Isabelle Wilson bt Alyssa Ho (Hkg) 4-11, 11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6.Under-11: Harleein Tan bt Venus Hau (Hkg) 11-6, 11-3, 11-6; Vinosagi Monn bt Hannan Batrisya Hazamil 11-5, 11-5, 11-4; Agatha Cheng bt Cheung Ka Man (Hkg) 11-8, 11-8, 11-7. (Left) Ishant Shah Atul Kumar in action. Related News Squash 29 Jun 2019 Duncan overcomes gastric pains to reach semi-finals PETALING JAYA: Rejection is not a factor that can overwhelm Ishant Shah Atul Kumar.Ishant overcame the disappointment of being left out of the Malaysian team for the Asian Junior Championships (AJC) in Macau two weeks ago by powering into the boys’ Under-17 semi-finals at the Penang Junior Squash Open in Jelutong yesterday.The 16-year-old was in fine form as he defeated Pakistan’s Mohd Ashab Irfan in convincing fashion with an 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 score.“I wanted to make an impression at the Asian junior meet but was not given the chance. I hope to prove myself in the ongoing meet in Penang. Squash 28 Jun 2019 Yee Xian eyeing a hattrick of titles in AJIC Related Newslast_img read more

Goa CM seeks resignation of 3 ministers independent MLA to induct new

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:33 IST Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that he has asked three GFP ministers and Rohan Khaunte to resign from the cabinet. (Photo: ANI)A day after 10 MLAs switched from the Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant asked three Goa Forward Party (GFP) ministers and one Independent MLA to resign from his ministry. The lawmakers were asked to step down as new faces would be inducted in the state cabinet on Saturday.The three GFP ministers who have been asked to resign are Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palyekar, and Jayesh Salgaonkar and the Independent MLA is Rohan Khaunte.Pramod Sawant along with the 10 MLAs on Friday met Home Minister Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda in Delhi.Pramod Sawant said, “I have asked three GFP ministers and Khaunte to resign from the cabinet. I have given them the instructions as per the orders from my high command.” The Goa chief minister also said that he will be four new ministers on Saturday. He, however, did not reveal the names of the new ministers.A senior state BJP leader had said earlier in the day that Sawant would induct BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly Michael Lobo, and three of the ten MLAs who have switched over from the Congress.Reacting to the recent developments in Goa, the GFP said it would take a decision only after speaking to the central leadership of the BJP.GFP, in a statement, said that the party is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and had joined the state government after having talks with the national leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It also said that the present BJP leaders in Goa were not part of the discussions.”We are a part of the NDA and had joined the BJP-led state government after talks with the national leadership of the BJP. The present state BJP leaders were not part of the discussions then,” the GFP said.The Goa Forward Party also said that it has not received any official communication from the central leaders of the BJP. On the contrary, the party said, it has received indications that the matter will be sorted out soon.”As such we will take appropriate steps only after talking with NDA leadership at the Centre. We haven’t yet received any official communication from BJP central leaders. On the contrary, we have received indications that the matter will be sorted out amicably,” the party said.Also Read | Congress MLA likens Goa crisis to political prostitutionAlso Read | 3 ex-Congress MLAs likely to be inducted in Goa cabinetAlso Watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesThe three GFP ministers who have been asked to resign are Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palyekar, and Jayesh Salgaonkar and the Independent MLA is Rohan Khaunte.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Madarsa in Aligarh to have both temple and mosque Salma Ansari

first_img Asian News International AligarhJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 16:51 IST The Madarsa houses thousands of students including both Hindus and Muslims. (Photo: ANI)Setting an example of Hindu-Muslim unity and religious tolerance, Salma Ansari wife of former Vice-President Hamid Ansari, has decided to build both a temple and a mosque inside the “Chacha Nehru Madarsa” run by her here. She asserts that this will also ensure the safety and security of students studying here.”The security of the students who reside in the Hostel here is our responsibility. When they go outside the madarsa for visiting a temple or mosque and some untoward incident happened then it will be our responsibility. Realising it, we have decided that both mosque and temple would be constructed within the premises so that the security and safety of our children is ensured,” she said.”I want that in building Hindustan everyone should have a say. Here I am concerned only with the safety of our children,” said Ansari.”The death penalty for mob lynching is a good deterrent. Such crimes are a blot on society. While running a Madarsa we must look at its every aspect,” she said.The Madarsa houses thousands of students including both Hindus and Muslims.Also Read | West Bengal govt to construct dining rooms in Muslim-dominated schools, BJP says it’s minority appeasementAlso Watch | 44th anniversary of Emergency: Mamata attacks Modi, says super Emergency for last 5 yearsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow HinduFollow MuslimFollow Madrasa Madarsa in Aligarh to have both temple and mosque: Salma AnsariFormer Vice President Hamid Ansari’s wife Salma Ansari has decided to build both a temple and a mosque inside the “Chacha Nehru Madarsa” run by her in Aligarh. She asserts that this will also ensure the safety and security of students.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Passenger nabbed from Kannur airport with Rs 7 lakh worth narcotics

first_imgPassenger nabbed from Kannur airport with Rs 7 lakh worth narcoticsUpon frisking, the passenger, identified as Ajas Valiyaballath was discovered to have hidden a 210 grams of hashish in his pelvic area.advertisement Asian News International KannurJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 16:42 IST The narcotics were detected concealed in the sole of the passenger’s slippers. (Photo: ANI)Central Industrial Security Force personnel on Friday apprehended from the Kannur International airport a Doha-bound passenger who was allegedly carrying hashish estimated to be worth Rs 7 lakh.The accused has been handed over to Narcotics Control Bureau for further legal action.Upon frisking, the passenger, identified as Ajas Valiyaballath was discovered to have hidden a 210 grams of hashish in his pelvic area.Upon intensive screening a total of 690 grams of hashish was detected concealed in the sole of the passenger’s slippers.A resident of Thayetheru, the passenger, Ajas Valiyaballath was travelling to Doha from Kannur. He was handed over by CISF to Narcotics Control Bureau along with the seized drugs.Also Read | Group of drug addicts in Punjab village contracts AIDS, Hepatitis after using same needleAlso Watch | High Way: How drugs addiction impacting youth in J&KFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Narcotics Nextlast_img read more

Floods affect 8 lakh in Assam 10 dead across Northeast as rains

first_imgFloods affect 8 lakh in Assam, 10 dead across Northeast as rains lash region | 10 pointsHeavy rainfall and floods have affected the entire Eastern and Northeastern India. Over eight lakh people have been affected in Assam while the rain has disrupted life in north Bengal, Sikkim and other states.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:28 IST An village in Kamrup district of Assam on July 12. (Photo: IANS)Heavy rain and floods have thrown life out of gear in the entire eastern region with over eight lakh people being affected by the overflowing Brahmaputra in Assam. Non-stop rain in north Bengal and Sikkim has triggered several landslides, throwing normal life out of gear.Low-lying areas in north Bengal and Sikkim are also staring at a flood-like situation with the incessant rainfall while in Assam at least 6 people have been killed so far. A total of 10 people have died across three states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. Some are feared dead in Bengal.Here are the top 10 developments:1. Road connectivity between north Bengal and Sikkim has been completely disrupted by the continuous rainfall. Rail connectivity has also been disrupted in the Dooars region. Several tourists are struck on the road while two tourist vehicle were drawn into the Teesta River and bodies are yet to recovered due to the rising water levels in Teesta.2. Road connectivity between Siliguri and Sikkim has been shut. Heavy rain is expected till July 14.3. Over eight lakh people have been affected by the flood situation in Assam with more than half of the districts in the Northeastern state submerged under water.4. Barpeta in Assam is the worst hit district with over 85,000 people reeling under the impact of the floods. Six people have lost their lives in Assam so far.5. Animals are fleeing the Kaziranga National Park, the famed habitat of the Great Indian Rhino and a World Heritage site. Authorities have set up road barricades on the national highway passing through the park to limit speeding vehicles.6. The Assam disaster relief force has said nearly 800 villages in 41 revenue circles are under water and about2,000 marooned people have been put up in 53 relief camps and relief distribution centres set up by the district administrations.7. In Arunachal Pradesh, 2 girls were buried in their sleep and three others were injured after a landslide caused a boundary wall to collapse on the hostel building of a school in Tawang district.8. Arunachal capital Itanagar has been witnessing landslips, mudslides and road blockades due to heavy rainfall for several days and the district administration has ordered closure of all schools in Itanagar till Sunday.9. In Mizoram, 2 men have drowned and 390 houses submerged in floods triggered by incessant rain across the state. Disaster management and rehabilitation officials said landslides made many places inaccessible.10. The Itanagar-Naharlagun stretch of NH-415, which is being upgraded to a four-lane highway, is the worst hit by the monsoon fury.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Incessant rains trigger landslides, bring life to a standstill in Arunachal PradeshAlso Watch | In Depth: Decoding the link between floods and droughtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanchari Chatterjee Nextlast_img read more