6 days agoJuventus boss Sarri unconcerned with Serie A table

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri unconcerned with Serie A tableby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri insists he’s unconcerned with the Serie A table at this stage this season.Juve meet Bologna this weekend.Sarri said, “We’re not interested in the table at this stage, we must be aiming to get better and better.“What happened at San Siro no longer matters. I want to see my players focused on a difficult match because the international break is always dangerous.“It seems cliched, but removing a player from one context, that being the club, and putting them in another can create problems: it’s not easy to bounce from one style of play to another.“I don’t know if the game against Inter changed anyone’s mind about us. Scepticism towards me is something I’ve always lived with, and I don’t mind it that much.” last_img read more

Video: Watch The Scoreboard At OU’s Memorial Stadium Come Crashing Down

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first_imgScoreboard at memorial Stadium as the sun goes down.scoreboard at memorial stadium comes downDon’t worry, Oklahoma fans. What you’ll see in the below video was planned.Thursday night, Oklahoma purposely knocked down the skeleton of its scoreboard at Memorial Stadium, making way for a new video board that will span 8,750 feet. According to Tulsa World, the panels that accompanied the skeleton were removed and will be sold off.The new board will be up before the 2016 season.It’s gonna be Sweet #Brackets #OUDNA #BGB #SoonerMagic #Big12Champs pic.twitter.com/TUvnWf2h6E— Coach Drew Hill (@OU_CoachHill) December 3, 2015Video of the board coming down pic.twitter.com/0JP9oMRMmc— Siandhara Bonnet (@SiandharaB) December 3, 2015Despite the construction, Oklahoma’s 2015 campaign isn’t over. The Sooners are likely headed to the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

ED removes ADlevel officer from VVIP chopper case

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has removed an Assistant Director-level case officer working the AgustaWestland case at the financial probe agency, holding him responsible for an incident where Ratul Puri had disappeared while summoned for interrogation. Speaking to the Millennium Post, a senior official said that the AD, who was the Investigating Officer of the case, was first issued a show-cause notice, following which he was removed from the case. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He said that an explanation has been sought from the IO as to how Puri, who is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath could have fled while questioning. Late in July this year, Puri had been summoned to be questioned in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP Chopper scam and after a few hours of interrogation, he had asked for a toilet break. However, Puri had given ED officials the slip and left the building where he was being deposed. Officials had at the time said they tried to contact him on the phone after he failed to come back and found that his number was switched off. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, at the time, one of Puri’s lawyer’s had said that his client had not fled from questioning but had in fact informed officials that he had a busy schedule and yet answered the summons. But eventually, the ED registered a separate money-laundering case against him and his father’s company Moser Baer, based on a bank fraud case by CBI and then proceeded to arrest him. He is still in ED custody in connection with the Moser Baer probe.last_img read more

JSW Steel to raise up to 400 mn

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first_imgNew Delhi: JSW Steel on Tuesday said it will raise up to $400 million through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route. The Finance Committee of the board of directors of JSW Steel has approved the issuance of fixed rate senior unsecured notes aggregating to $400 million and has approved the pricing, tenure and other terms of the notes, it said in a regulatory filing. “The company intends to use all the proceeds for capital expenditure or any other purpose in accordance with the ECB guidelines,” it said. JSW Steel said the bonds have been rated Ba2 by Moody’s Investor Service and BB (EXP) by Fitch Ratings. The notes, bearing interest rate of 5.375 per cent per annum, to be payable semi-annually has been set for allotment date of October 4, 2019 and maturity date of April 4, 2025. The notes will be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading, the company said.last_img read more

Jammu A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday adj

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first_imgJammu: A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday adjourned hearing in the case of killing of four IAF personnel in 1990 after Tihair Jail authorities expressed their inability to present main accused JKLF chief Yasin Malik in court due to security reasons. They posted the matter for October 23. Malik would now be presented before the court only on video-conferencing and through it his examination would also be conducted. A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) court adjourned the hearing and gave the next date of hearing on October 23, lawyers said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Malik was to present before the court on Tuesday but the jail authorities expressed their inability to present him in court due to security reasons, they said. Malik who heads the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is accused of being involved in the killing of the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in Kashmir. On January 25, 1990, four IAF employees including Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna were killed by JKLF terrorists. Malik was chargesheeted by the CBI before the TADA court in Jammu on August 31, 1990, in the case. Malik has been arrested in a terror funding case by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.last_img read more

Washington India needs the S400 Triumf missile

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first_imgWashington: India needs the S-400 ‘Triumf’ missile defence system and has apprised the Trump administration of its decision to acquire them from Russia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, exuding confidence that the US would appreciate its rational. India announced its intention to acquire Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The delivery contract worth USD 5.43 billion was signed during the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to India last year. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkSenior Trump administration officials have cautioned India that the S-400 deal could attract sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law that restricts defence purchases from Russia, Iran and North Korea. Responding to a question on the S-400 missile system purchase, Jaishankar, who is here on an official visit, said, “India has made a decision on the S-400, and we have discussed that with the US government. “I am reasonably convinced of the powers of my persuasion,” Jaishankar said, responding to a question from a Russian journalist on the possibility of US sanctions on India under CAATSA if New Delhi goes ahead with its decision to purchase the S-400 missile defence system from Russia.last_img read more

New Delhi Former Union finance minister P Chidamb

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first_imgNew Delhi: Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media corruption case will come up for hearing before the Supreme Court on Friday. The matter has been listed for hearing before a bench of justices R Banumathi and Hrishikesh Roy. The former finance minister on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the INX Media corruption case saying his continuing incarceration is in the “form of punishment” and liberty of an individual cannot be denied on the basis of “anonymous and unverified allegations”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadChidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar jail in the case, has said that “bail is the rule, jail is the exception” and courts should frown upon the attempt of the prosecution to use judicial custody as “a kind of pre-trial punishment”. Citing “frail” health, the 74-year-old senior Congress leader has also said that he is not “accustomed” to food given to him in the jail and has lost 4 kg weight in during his judicial custody. Challenging the Delhi High Court’s September 30 verdict rejecting his bail plea, Chidambaram said he had never attempted to approach or influence any witnesses or accused in the case. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe high court had dismissed his bail plea saying the investigation was at an advanced stage and the possibility of his influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out. A Delhi court meanwhile extended his judicial custody in the case on Thursday to October 17 In his plea in the apex court, Chidambaram said, “Bail is the rule, jail is the exception. Arrest and custody are a humiliation and social stigma. The prosecution seems to think that prolonged judicial custody is a punishment they can impose on the Petitioner. Courts should frown upon the attempt of the prosecution to use judicial custody as a kind of pre-trial punishment.” Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, mentioned the petition for urgent listing before a bench of justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari. The bench told him that the matter would be placed before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and he would take a call on its listing. Chidambaram, who was finance minister as well as home minister in the UPA government from 2004 to 2014, was arrested by the CBI from his Jor Bagh residence here on August 21. The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as the finance minister. Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2017. In his plea in the top court, Chidambaram has said that “conclusive findings” have been rendered by the high court on the basis of documents placed before it in a “sealed envelope” by the CBI, which were neither part of the record nor shown to him, and he was not given an opportunity to rebut the same. He said that high court has “erred” in dismissing his bail plea on a mere apprehension that he might influence the witnesses, without any supporting material, and on the basis of unverified allegations that do not allege or point anything against him. He also denied the high court’s finding that INX Media’s former promoters Indrani and Peter Mukherjea had met him and “illegal gratification” was paid. “At the outset, firstly, the petitioner (Chidambaram) denies having approached or influenced any witness or accused or even made an attempt to do so, directly or indirectly,” he said. “Secondly, it appears that the above finding (of the high court) is based on alleged statements made by two alleged accused persons and hence can never be read against the petitioner (co-accused) and can in law never tantamount to influencing a witness,” he said in his plea. Chidambaram has further said that case does not relate to “economic offence” and there is no loss to public exchequer.last_img read more

New Delhi The over 42 kmlong Grey Line of the D

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first_imgNew Delhi: The over 4.2 km-long Grey Line of the Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network, was inaugurated on Friday. Union Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a train on the corridor. Passenger services will commence from the evening. Puri said with the opening of this corridor, the Delhi Metro has covered 377 kilometres in Delhi-NCR. Kejriwal said people of Najafgarh had been demanding this for a long time. People residing in the rural areas will be benefitted by the corridor, he said.last_img read more

London Apple CEO Time Cook has said that Apple do

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first_imgLondon: Apple CEO Time Cook has said that Apple does not intend to create its own cryptocurrency, saying he is firmly against the idea of companies setting up digital currencies. Taking a dig at Facebook’s attempt to launch a digital currency called Libra next year, Cook told French financial newspaper Les Echos that money must remain in the hands of states. “I am not comfortable with the idea that a private group creates a competing currency. A private company does not have to seek to gain power in this way,” Cook was quoted as saying. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Facebook that tied up with 27 organisations to start the non-profit Libra Association to launch its cryptocurrency next year appears to have hit a roadblock. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Visa, Mastercard and some other financial partners who signed on to support Libra are reconsidering their involvement in the network. “The financial partners are reluctant to attract regulatory scrutiny following backlash from governments and banks and have declined Facebook’s requests to publicly support the project,” the report said on Tuesday. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The US lawmakers recently attacked Facebook, calling it “delusional” and “dangerous”, directing the social networking giant to clean up its house first before launching a new business model. According to Cook, money, like defence, must remain in the hands of states. “It is at the heart of their mission. We elect our representatives to assume government responsibilities. Companies are not elected, they do not have to go for this,” he added. The Apple CEO Tim who is currently in Europe made an appearance at an event at the non-profit organization Osservatorio Permanente in Italy on Thursday. During his speech, Cook said that while the Internet has brought many positive developments, “fake news is one of the negatives,” reports 9to5mac.com. “The Internet has brought so many positive things, but the fake news is one of the negatives. All of us lovers of democracy and freedom must think that separating the false from the true is the basis of freedom. Quality journalism is the foundation of every democracy and an open and free press is essential,” Cook emphasized.last_img read more

At least three killed in Ukraine plane crash

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first_imgKiev: At least three people died when a transport plane crashed Friday while coming in to land in western Ukraine, emergency services said. The Antonov-12 with eight people on board crash-landed 1.5 kilometres (just over a mile) from the runway at Lviv airport, killing at least three and injuring three. Crew members were trapped in the wreckage and two more were missing, the emergency services said. Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii said on Facebook that five died. He said the aircraft was operated by Kiev-based company Ukraine Air Alliance and flying in from Vigo in Spain. He added that it was thought the plane had run out of fuel. The emergency services posted a picture of the plane with one wing ripped off.last_img read more

Maruti sells over 2 lakh units of BS VI cars in 6

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first_imgNew Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday said it has sold over 2 lakh units of BS VI emission compliant vehicles in just six months of launching first such car in the country. The auto major had launched its BS VI compliant range, starting with Alto 800 and Baleno in April 2019. The company has eight models, out of 16, which are now BS VI compliant. “We believe that mass adoption is one of the most important factors for success of any new technology. Offering eight BS 6 compliant petrol vehicles in the mass segment, much ahead of timeline, has helped us to reach this technology to a larger customer base,” MSI MD and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said in a statement. Early introduction of the BS VI range represents company’s commitment to government’s vision for clean and green environment, he added. The upgraded petrol vehicles lead to a reduction of nearly 25 per cent in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions. The BS VI compliant petrol vehicles can run on BS IV petrol as well.last_img read more

Oman Beauty with an address

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first_imgMuscat, the capital city of Oman, has come a long way from a non-descript patch of land in the Arabian peninsula, from a stretch of half a mile of coastline between Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts, an Asphalt road no longer than 7 km and a landing strip for small aircrafts, to the present-day Muscat – covering an area of 3,900 sq km and 200 km of coastline, state of the art infrastructure in a clean and inviting environment and a city that is internationally acclaimed for its architecture, cleanliness, beautification, landscaping and infrastructure. Also Read – CANADA: A traveller’s delightA very short flight of 2 hours from Delhi, Oman Airlines managed to provide a taste of Omani authentic in-flight experience. I landed early morning at the gleaming Muscat International Airport. It looked like an oasis of calm with striking interior designs and chic furniture that will grab one’s attention instantly. While admiring the airport facilities, I realised the baggage hasn’t arrived at the designated belt despite waiting for thirty minutes. After a little bit of confusion and running around, I spotted my orphaned baggage standing alone at the remote corner belt. I ran to grab the luggage and rushed out, as our tour driver was waiting more than his due time. Also Read – Far from the cacophonyI apologised for the unexpected delay, to our driver Ahmed, a shy and soft-spoken Omani with a teethy and innocent grin flashing through his dental braces. Immaculately dressed in an ankle length, collarless gown with long sleeves called dishdasha in spotless white colour and a round shaped rich embroidered hat called Kumma, Ahmed, ushers me into the land cruiser vehicle. It was the crack of the dawn in the city and the outside weather was pleasant aidede with a cool and gentle breeze. The driver sped the vehicle from the airport on to the city roads to my hotel located in Jebel Sifah – a 75 km distance covered in less than an hour’s time. I sat next to the driver, to soak up the views flitting through the windscreen and the side window. People rushing to work and cars speeding at 100 kmph gave me a sense of modern road infrastructure in place. As we zipped past the intersections, fly overs, and town squares, my long-awaited Arabian travel adventure to the country of Sindbad finally started to unfold in front of my eager eyes. The initial impression are often said to be the truest and unadulterated impulses. I realised with in few minutes of driving into the Muscat, that it is going to be a very refined, culture-rich, tranquil and uncharacteristically different Arabian experience, unlike any other. Honestly, Muscat doesn’t seem to have any vertical ambitions unlike its rich gulf neighbours such as Dubai and Doha. Nor is it in the race of achieving superlative epitaphs of being the tallest, biggest, largest etc for itself. Oman is a quiet, confident and unpretentious country where anything they do is rooted in authenticity to their ethos and tradition. In the first glance, Oman seems to have successfully preserved its culture and tradition with a rare pride. And that steadfastness to remain rooted makes this tiny gulf country of Sultanate of Oman even more appealing and a must visit for any traveller. Oman has many hidden wonders up its sleeves. A six days trip seemed woefully short and discourteous to a country that is filled with natural beauty, adventure and known for its warm people and legendary hospitality. I decided to make the best of the time and shortlisted an itinerary that gave me an immersive, wholesome, adventure-filled and off-the-beaten path, cultural experience. Looks like a lot to ask for, isn’t it! Nevertheless, the next few days proved to be well spent and on-schedule covering few of the many surprises Oman has to offer. Oman has the most pleasant weather from September onward till April months, except for the summers which can be hot and sticky (June and August) to travel. Oman has one of the most enchanting shorelines I have ever seen. The waters around Oman are filled with rich marine life and dolphins thrive in the pristine waters of Muscat. Taking a boat ride and spotting the elusive and shy dolphins was a thrilling encounter from close quarters to experience. The next day I headed for Wadi Bani Auf situated in Al Hajar Mountain range. After a stomach girdling off-road drive with steep inclines and climbs on the rocky, jagged and brittle mountains, steep drop-offs and spectacular views of several canyons, it not only proved to be a nerve wrecking journey, but also the most dramatic and memorable off-road experience straight out of a cow-boys movie thriller backdrop. Our smart and tactful driver, sporting Prada sunglasses safely navigated the treacherous drive and sharp angles up the mountains to reach Oman’s own Grand Canyon in the village of Ghul that lies in Jebel Shams region (Mountain of Sun) and is the highest mountain peak in the Hajar mountain range. The mountain is also known as Grand Canyon of Arabia and is also considered by some, to be even better than Arizona in US, and is one of the top attractions in the country. The canyon is around 1km deep and with panoramic views of the majestic mountains and villages below. As the saying goes you only live once, and I wanted to fully adhere to the dictum. I finally seem to have understood what the phrase “life on the edge” fully meant after visiting this place! After a strenuous day trek, I reach my camp on top of the Jebel Shams. The location offered a window to the sky above and a beautiful frontline view of the valley and city below. A perfect setting and a balcony view to gape at the sky, stars and mountains in the clearest blue sky, I have witnessed in a long time. After a quick nap to relieve the stress, I ventured out armed with my camera to the remote spot to capture the breath-taking flaming red, orange and purple coloured sunset. A celestial symphony my eyes still can’t get over. With each passing minute the sky would change its hues and formation, a visual spectacle that had put me in raptures. The next morning, I headed for a unique place called Misfat Al Abriyeen, a touristy village over the cliffs, with narrow alleys and mud houses surrounded by palm trees. Small canals, gurgling water flowing through it and terraced vegetable plots was like seeing a little oasis amidst the dry and deep mountains and water bleached stones. It is a wonderful site to appreciate how with even minimal natural resources the villagers have created a paradise of their own. After the alluring trip to the rugged adventures of the Arabian mountains came time to soak up the subtlety and elegance of the understated Muscat. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is an imposing structure in an otherwise dwarf looking buildings of the city. It has a hand-woven carpet measuring 46,750 sq ft, a single piece covering the prayer hall with a seating capacity of 20,000 worshippers. The other feature that struck me was he 8.5 tons chandelier decked with 6,00,000 Swarovski crystals. Interestingly, 3,00,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone was used sculpted by 200 craftsmen from India to build the mosque. The next stop of the day was the Royal Opera House Muscat. The building is a mix of contemporary Omani architecture giving it a fort like modernist appearance. It is surrounded with formal landscaped gardens. It has rich and opulent interiors and a fully modular and automated stage for custom built operatic performances. It gave me a sense of this modern gulf nation that is carving a niche of its own and is keen for cultural engagement with the outside world. Oman’s national emblem is Khanjar superimposed upon two crossed swords. It is also a favourite souvenir for the tourists. I see people jostle with each other at Muscat favourite market Mutrah Corniche for buying Omani dates, the famed frankincense, silver jewellery, beads, pottery, carpets, lamps and the halwa. It is like entering an Aladdin’s cave filled with artefacts and antiques for cherry picking. After the chaotic shopping I enjoyed great view of the sea waterfront at the Corniche across the road with ships and yachts moored in the clear waters. Oman’s scenic diversity is uncharacteristically different from any of the other Arabian countries. Blessed with unique natural wonders and warm and humble people, Oman truly seems to typify that “beauty has an address”!last_img read more

Delhi govt launches app to track potholes

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first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday floated a campaign to make Delhi pothole-free, by launching a mobile phone application that will help survey the roads.The campaign, which is being managed by the Public Works Department (PWD) under the Delhi Government, gathered a lot of traction as 50 MLAs, along with PWD engineers, took part in road surveys. The MLAs on round uploaded pictures of the ongoing work. During the inspection, photographs of the pits and broken roads found at Chatterjee Place, Shakti Vihar, and Mithapur Road were sent to the PWD department and orders were issued to repair the roads with immediate effect. Other areas surveyed include Greater Kailash, Tilak Nagar, Jangpura and Karol Bagh. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkIn a series of tweets on Saturday morning, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Campaign to make Delhi pothole-free begins from Saturday by PWD under the Delhi government. 50 MLAs, each accompanied by an engineer, will inspect 20-25 km of road stretch in their areas. The MLAs will click pictures of the potholes and other damages to upload it in the app with other details and locations. All the damages will be repaired immediately.” A total of 1,897 reports have been filed with the PWD through the app, which can only be accessed by the MLAs. However, the maximum number, 1,181, of reports were related to roads being uneven, and not of potholes. The total number of potholes was 583, while 133 reports were filed about cases where the damages in the roads were caused by other departments. Starting on Saturday, the campaign covered different areas of Delhi. “Even though a small percentage of Delhi’s roads are under the Delhi government, lakhs of vehicles make use of them. This is the first time roads are being inspected on such a large scale,” tweeted Kejriwal. Applauding the effort, Kejriwal said this is the first time, such a unique campaign has been launched.last_img read more

Thousands protest as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

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first_imgHong Kong: Shouting “Wearing mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a mask ban aimed at quashing violence during four months of pro-democracy rallies. The ban took force Saturday, triggering more clashes and destruction over the last two days in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. A teen protester was shot Friday night in the thigh after an off-duty police officer fired his pistol in self-defense. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Lawmaker Dennis Kwok said the High Court refused to grant an injunction on the mask ban, but it agreed to hear later this month an application by 24 legislators against Hong Long leader Carrie Lam’s use of emergency powers to impose the measure by circumventing the legislature. The embattled leader has said the ban on masks, which allows radical protesters to conceal their identity, was needed to stop widespread violence that “semi-paralyzed” the city. It is also the biggest challenge for Chinese President Xi Jinping since the former British colonial returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests Many malls, shops and the entire MTR network of subways and trains shut Saturday following the overnight rampage. About half of the city’s 94 subway stations reopened Sunday but many malls, especially in the Causeway Bay shopping district, remained shuttered as thousands of protesters marched with umbrellas and most of them wearing masks in defiance. Critics fear the use of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance that gives Lam broad powers to implement any measures she deems necessary in an emergency would pave the way for more draconian regulations. The law was enacted by British colonial rulers in 1922 to quell a seamen’s strike and last used in 1967 to crush riots. Lam has not ruled out further measures if violence continues. “This emergency law is so ancient and draconian. Carrie Lam is using it as some sort of weapon of mass destruction to nuke Hong Kong,” said legislator Claudia Mo. Even though the court rejected the legal challenge, Kwok and Mo welcomed the decision to expedite the hearing. The court didn’t give any dates but indicated it would be at the end of this month. “This is a constitutional case. The court has acknowledged there is controversy involving the use of the emergency law,” Mo said. Lam has said she will seek the backing of the legislature when it resumes Oct. 16. Mo called it a sham because only Lam has the power to repeal the mask ban under the emergency law. Many protesters who wore masks said Sunday the ban curtailed their freedom of expression. The ban applies to both illegal and police-approved gatherings, and carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine. “Carrie Lam is not the god of Hong Kong. She can’t do anything she likes,” said retiree Patricia Anyeung, who marched with her sister, Rebecca. Both wore masks. She said she has marched for months and won’t be cowed. “They can’t arrest us all. There are thousands of us,” she said. “There is no going back, we are at the point of no return.” Patricia Anyeung, who described herself as a wealthy retiree with a UK passport, said she may leave if Hong Kong’s freedom is extinguished. Some protesters spray painted the word “resist” along a pavement. Many peaceful demonstrators say violence has become a means to an end, the only way for young masked protesters to force the government to bend to clamors for full democracy and other demands. But the shooting of the teen Friday night the second victim of gunfire since the protests began in early June stoked fears of more bloody confrontations. An 18-year-old protester was also shot at close range by a riot police officer on Tuesday. He has been charged with rioting and assaulting police while the younger teen has been arrested. The protest movement that started in June over a now abandoned bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited for trial in mainland China has snowballed into an anti-China movement as protesters demand for more democratic rights including direct elections for the city’s leader and police accountability.last_img read more

BSF pilot facing inquiry for alleged impersonation quits

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first_imgNew Delhi: A former IAF Wing Commander, who is being probed for allegedly impersonating his superior officer in a bid to pilot for Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has resigned from the air wing of the Border Security Force (BSF), officials said on Sunday. The resignation of Wing Commander (Retd) J S Sangwan, however, has not yet been accepted. His application is under process, a senior BSF official said. The Kargil War hero is under investigation by the BSF and the Delhi Police for impersonating and misrepresenting a superior officer in a bid to fly Shah’s aircraft, the official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework It is not immediately known whether Sangwan’s resignation will be accepted as acceptance means allowing him to leave without facing any inquiry. Under the norms, petitions for resignation or retirement are not accepted if the person is facing an inquiry. On September 2, Sangwan petitioned the BSF for “voluntary resignation” from service. He sent a second letter on September 16 asking the BSF brass to relieve him by October 31. Both the applications are under process, another official said. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports However, the ‘Staff Court of Inquiry’ against Sangwan is in progress and the BSF air wing, where the pilot is employed, has provided necessary details to the Delhi Police’s Domestic Airport Palam police station which is investigating the case related to impersonation. The BSF air wing normally flies the Union home minister in its Embraer aircraft in his outstation tours. According to BSF officials, the preliminary inquiry found that Sangwan was, perhaps, trying to clock in enough flying hours on an Embraer so that he could quickly begin to fly the home minister. For flying a VIP aircraft, a pilot needs a minimum of 500 hours of flying under his belt. To fly the home minister, the requirement is in excess of 1,000 hours.last_img read more

Afghan national arrested at IGIA with gold worth over Rs 45 lakh

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first_imgNew Delhi: An Afghan national has been arrested at Delhi airport for allegedly smuggling gold worth over Rs 45 lakh by hiding it in his footwear, an official said on Sunday.Additional Commissioner of Customs, Amandeep Singh said that the foreign national, who arrived at Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport from Kabul on Friday, was intercepted by the Customs officials. The custom officers recovered two cut pieces of gold bags collectively weighing 1,315 grams worth about Rs 45,44,620, Amandeep Singh said The gold has been seized and the person arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act. Recently a man was arrested at the Delhi airport upon his arrival from Moscow for allegedly smuggling gold bars and gold wires worth more than 29 lakh by concealing them in his underclothes.last_img read more

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