The arrest of deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh for helping terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir has once again brought to focus what happens when a law officer goes to the other side.
When Makhaya Ntini relates the Indian U-19 team to almost ‘watching the Indian senior team as they looked very slick’, it conveys a thing or two about the Priyam Garg-led side, which starts its U-19 World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The defending champions go into the contest as one of the favourites, riding on a talented group that has largely tasted the rigours of senior level cricket (almost half of the squad has played for their state teams). Four of them Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi and Akash Singh will turn up for franchises at the 2020 IPL.
The Olympics-bound Indian men’s hockey team will kick-start its preparations for the quadrennial showpiece when it debuts in the FIH Pro League against world No.3 the Netherlands at Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday filed his nomination papers from the Patparganj constituency for February 8 assembly polls.
BJP, AAP playing politics, hanging of convicts ‘deliberately’ delayed:?Dec 16 gang rape victims’ kins
Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi on Friday accused BJP and AAP of playing politics and alleged that the hanging of convicts of 2012 gang-rape case which was scheduled to take place on January 22, is being deliberately postponed.
Five tourists accused of damaging Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu site were deported to Bolivia on Thursday and barred from returning to the country for 15 years, police and immigration officials said.
Young Andhra Pradesh wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat has been called up as cover for Rishabh Pant for the remaining two ODIs against Australia. Rishabh Pant was ruled out from the 2nd ODI at Rajkot with a concussion. Pant had suffered a blow on his head while batting in the first ODI against Australia. He was unable to keep wickets in that match and KL Rahul had to don the gloves.
Gary Lineker’s celebrated quote that soccer is a simple game that “the Germans always win” might well be adapted to tennis and the inescapable dominance of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. For a tournament that has been thrown into some doubt by bushfire smoke in the leadup, a record-extending eighth Grand Slam title for the defending champion Serbian would hardly be a breath of fresh air for many fans at Melbourne Park.
Liverpool can widen the chasm between themselves and Manchester United to a staggering 30 points if they come out on top in the battle between England’s two most successful clubs at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s men look destined to end a 30-year wait to win a top-flight title, with a 14-point lead over defending champions Manchester City plus a game in hand.
At 25.3 degrees Celsius, Thursday was the coldest January day in Mumbai in at least 10 years. The lowest maximum temperature recorded in the city before Thursday, in the past decade, was 26 degrees Celsius on January 12, 2014. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has records for Mumbai’s lowest maximum and highest minimum temperatures only since 2009.
Living up to its reputation as the city that never sleeps, Mumbai will now have malls, multiplexes, shops and restaurants that can stay open 24×7, without serving any alcohol.
The Indian men’s hockey team’s Olympic qualification is done and dusted. The tough journey starts now with the Manpreet Singh-led side set to test their skills and preparedness against the best teams in the world in the Pro League over the next six months, starting with two matches against the Netherlands over the weekend.
Weddings capture some beautiful moments of the bride and groom as they exchange their vows for a happily-ever-after. But things were a bit out of the box for this couple as their wedding witnessed a massive volcanic eruption.
Davinder Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir police officer arrested last week for terror links, will be probed by the National Investigation Agency, the country’s lead counter-terror probe agency. The Home Ministry on Thursday asked the NIA to start investigations into Singh’s case to take a hard and close look at his involvement with terror groups, according to news agency ANI.
Widely criticised at Manchester United last season and stung by a suggestion that he performs best as a target man, Romelu Lukaku has bounced back in style at Inter Milan as they challenge Juventus’ long-running Serie A supremacy.
Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his season tally to 20 as the French World Cup winner shone in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 rout of his former club Monaco on Wednesday. The victory kept PSG eight points clear at the top.
Wrestling lost another legend on Thursday. 75-year-old WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passed away on Wednesday night. Johnson is the father of professional wrestling and Hollywood superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Rocky wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) before coming over to the WWE where he was part of the first black tag team (along with Tony Atlas) to win the World Tag Team Championship in the company (then WWF).
‘Thought I would die in there’: 12-year-old girl after being rescued from under snow after 18 hours in PoK
A 12-year-old girl was found alive by rescue officials on Wednesday after being buried under snow for 18 hours in an avalanche in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK) that engulfed her family house.