Military Saves Week: Taking Advantage of the Financial Benefits of Deployment

first_imgBy Carol ChurchAs every member of the military knows, being deployed can be stressful, intense, and difficult. However, it also comes with one advantage: increased pay. In some cases, service members may also experience a significant decrease in living expenses.Extra money from deployment can get service members out of debt, dramatically bump up savings, and create financial security where there was none. However, handled imprudently, extra earnings from deployment can also set up a financial house of cards or disappear into unwise purchases. Here are some tips to help service members max out the financial advantages of deployment while also staying financially on track.First, decrease expenses as much as possible:–Cancel, suspend, or reduce car insurance on any vehicles (including motorcycles) that will not be used during a deployment. You will need to consider storage options; if the car will be exposed to the elements, there are special policies you can switch to that cover weather damage only (available through USAA).— Cancel or suspend cell phone service, cable TV, and home phone (if applicable). Under the terms of the SCRA, service members who are deploying must be given a penalty-free exit from contracts like these. Of course, if you have a family at home using these, this may not apply!–Reduce the interest on your mortgage and any outstanding credit card loans to 6% under the SCRA. Typically, the credit card debt must have been incurred or the mortgage initiated before entering service for this to work. Also, be aware that this does not happen automatically-you must file paperwork. To learn more, visit SCRA Questions and Answers.Photospin/lev dolgachovSecond, put that money away:–Save in SDPOne of the most amazing benefits available to deployed service members is the Savings Deposit Program. Service members deployed to eligible designated combat zones can put up to $10,000 per deployment in this account, tax-free, and it will earn 10% interest annually as long as you are in the combat zone. Funds will be returned to the service member after he or she returns (or before in cases of emergency). This is an incredible rate of return that no one should pass by.–Save in the TSP or Roth IRAWhen the new blended retirement system comes online, many service members will already be automatically contributing to and getting matched funds for TSP. However, it will still be possible for most to increase the percentage they contribute during this time period. Be aware that there is an annual limit for both TSP and Roth IRAs.Third, don’t overspend:A common but very dangerous error is to readjust the family discretionary spending upwards around the temporary additional pay, or to do something like building an addition, buying a brand-new truck, etc. The USAA recommends that service members put away a full two-thirds of their additional deployment pay, and strongly cautions service members against incorporating past earned deployment pay into new budgets when they return.Deployment can be a difficult time for service members and their families, but it does come with the benefit of increased income. With care and forethought, service members should be able to make progress towards their financial goals during this time.last_img read more

Warriors break NBA’s season points record

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The most points ever scored in a season had been 12,096, by the 1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers in 101 games. These Warriors, who are playing their 104th game of the season, entered Thursday with 12,051.Golden State scored 12,006 points in the 2015-16 season, in 106 games. That’s the third-most in a season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, dribbles against Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet during the first half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)No team has ever scored more points in an NBA season than the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors.Andre Iguodala’s score in the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals gave Golden State 46 points for the evening — and put the Warriors up to 12,097 for the season, including playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Pogoy says Jones aided career milestone View commentslast_img read more

Stanley Pringle attends first Ginebra practice

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“That’s everybody’s main goal, to win a championship. Whatever situation you’re in, that’s pretty much the main goal, to win a championship. But right now, it’s all about the steps you need to take, small steps first, learn the offense,” he added.The 32-year-old Pringle, one of the best players in the league today, is set to make his Ginebra debut on Sunday against NLEX in Batangas. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pringle has only played two games for NorthPort this conference after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle last conference.The Gin Kings are currently in fifth place in the standings with a 3-3 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stanley Pringle watches the game between his former team NorthPort and Rain or Shine. The Batang Pier won, 107-105. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Stanley Pringle has found himself in a prime position to win his first PBA title after NorthPort traded him to defending Commissioner’s Cup champion Barangay Ginebra on Tuesday.To get to the top, however, is a long and grueling process and Pringle took his first baby steps toward the ultimate goal on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Pringle appeared in his first practice with the Gin Kings, who gave up three rotation pieces in Sol Mercado, Jervy Cruz and Kevin Ferrer to get the superstar guard.“When you’re a new player in a new system, you should learn and soak it in first and figure out how to help the team,” Pringle, who has yet to make the PBA finals, said in a story posted on ESPN5. “This is my first day, still got a lot to go. I still need to get my feet wet. I expect to pull out a notepad and write everything down and try to memorize everything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES NorthPort rallies past Rain or Shine in OT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Commitment and hard work key to Lahiri’s success, says coach Divecha

first_imgAce golfer Anirban Lahiri might not have won the PGA Championship in Whistling Straits on Sunday, but for an Indian, who nurtured his talent in a country with limited infrastructure in golf, even a tied fifth-finish is an incredible feat.Lahiri surpassed the record of the best finish by an Indian in a Major, which was previously held by Jeev Milkha Singh, who finished ninth at the 2008 PGA Championship. While a tied-fifth finish on Sunday helped him return to top-50 at world rankings, where he stands 38th now, he also achieved the rare feat by an Indian golfer to make to the prestigious biennial President’s Cup, where Rest of the World (minus Europe) competes against the United States.Lahiri is the winner of seven titles on the Asian Tour which also include two co-sanctioned European Tour titles. What can’t be ignored he has achieved all this at 28, quite an early age by Indian golf’s standards.Speaking of Lahiri’s ability to scale greater heights, his long-time Bengaluru-based coach Vijay Divecha said it was the golfer’s sheer hard work and habit of not sitting on laurels, which stood him out.”What Anirban is achieving now is a result of hard work of 14 years. He has great work ethic, knows what he wants to achieve and enthusiastically commits himself to do that. He has hunger to win, is brutally honest about himself and psychologically he is very strong. His qualities have mounded him into an achiever and his progress is a result of that,” Divecha told Mail Today.advertisementHe further told, “One thing you can’t ignore about him he never sits on his laurels. He is coming back to India after two months of extremely busy schedule and on Monday, we will sit, wipe out the memories of the PGA Championship and plan how we can give better results in future.”It was no mean feat that Lahiri returned under-par cards on all four days in Whistling Straits. While his starting round was a two-under 70, he improved on the second day to go five-under 67. Third day, he submitted a 70 again, but staged a superb comeback on the pressure-packed final day to card a four-under 68 for an 13-under 275 aggregate. In one of the four Majors – the PGA Championship – where world’s top golfers were in the fray and psychological pressure lets one down, how did he manage such low scores?”He went to play in the US in March and acclimitise to the conditions fast. In the process, he played on some of the toughest golf courses, plus he had already been playing tough courses around the world. In the US, courses are set like that a minor mistake can cost you dear. This year he has played in some of the biggest tournaments on the US PGA Tour. So psychologically he is better equipped to handle pressure and he considerably did that at the PGA Championship.”Lahiri also has age with his side and can go miles if he keeps him improving. Can he set the bar high for him and other Indian golfers, Divecha said, “Playing four Majors in a year is a big feat and finishing fifth in one of them makes people take a notice of your ability. Anirban has so many years of golf left in him that he can win more than one Majors, if in upcoming years, he doesn’t sit on his laurels.”The coach said, “He can do that since he has extraordinary commitment to his mission. Within two years into the amateur circuit he was India No. 1, within two years of turning pro he was India No. 1. He started winning quite early on the Asian Tour and now he is making long strides on the PGA Tour. He always set a goal and invests all his energies to achieve that. He just needs to keep that doing,” Divecha said.last_img read more

Rovio seeks Angry Birds 2 Asia growth by going local

first_imgFinnish mobile gaming company Rovio Entertainment, best known for its high-flying Angry Birds, is hoping to rebound from a tough 2014 and to expand in Asia by tailoring its games to draw local consumers.After reporting a 73 per cent drop in its 2014 earnings due to a decline in the licensing of the Angry Birds brand, and cutting about 110 jobs, Rovio is focusing on going local, the company’s chief commercial officer Alex Lambeek told Reuters this week.”(We have the) building capability to scale into parts of the world where we haven’t been strong in the past and a big part of that is actually working with partners, not trying to do everything ourselves,” said Lambeek, who joined the company from Fox International Channels in April.Angry Birds, which was released in 2009 as a mobile game and fast became a hit, allowed players to fling an array of birds at pigs using a virtual slingshot.Angry Birds 2, released last month, adds more characters, high-definition scenes, options to pick which bird to fling and the ability to compete with friends.China accounts for a third of the nearly 40 million downloads of Angry Birds 2 since July 30, making it the top market. That is in line with the first Angry Birds, which Rovio said has seen nearly one billion Chinese downloads, out of what the company says is a total of 3 billion game downloads since 2009.For Birds 2, Rovio partnered with Chinese mobile gaming company Kunlun Inc to make changes within the prompts and language used to target the way Chinese players are used to gaming, Lambeek said.advertisementChinese customers “want to be spoken to and listened to in their own language with their own specific humour,” he said.One example was recruiting Chinese actor-singer Li Yifeng, 28, to market the game and offer fans who have a Kunlun login the opportunity to play against him. In Taiwan, players can log into the game using Facebook and Yahoo accounts.Last week, Rovio appointed a new director to oversee the company’s expansion into India, where around 500,000 users have downloaded “Angry Birds 2.”Lambeek said Rovio will be working with India’s mobile phone operators to draw consumers who may have lower disposable income, by making in-game purchases more affordable.Rovio hopes the new game renews interest in the brand ahead of May 2016’s “The Angry Birds Movie.”last_img read more

Huawei Mate S listing leaked, may come with Force Touch display

first_imgHuawei is coming up with a brand new smartphone soon, theMate S. The company is all set to unveil the smartphone at the IFA event whichis going to take place in Berlin next month.The latest listing leak comes from the e-retailing website OppoMart. Thelisting pointed towards a force touch display for the Huawei Mate S smartphone.It will allow for a greater functionality from the touchscreen bydifferentiating between a light and a strong touch. The technology was recentlyseen in Apple’s latest Macbook and will reportedly be featured in the nextiteration of iPhone.The Huawei Mate S will reportedly be powered by an in-houseKirin 935 SoC along with 3GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory expandable viaMicroSD card. It has a 5.7-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution display. A 20MP primarycamera and an 8MP front camera is also present for stunning photographs andvideo calls. The phone sports a 4100mAh battery which can easily provide morethan a 1 day battery life on heavy usage. Android Lollipop 5.1 will be runningon the device skinned with Huawei’s Emotion 3.1 UI. A fingerprint scanner mightalso be featured in the phone. The phone will be priced around $599 (Rs40,000).The official specs, pricing and availability will be know atthe IFA Berlin this year.Also read: MeetHuawei Honor 7i, a phone with 13-megapixel rotating cameralast_img read more

Rio 2016, Day 14: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of the 14th day of the Rio Olympics. Catch all the live updates.Live Updates:7.38 IST: Athletics: USA have been disqualified from the Men’s 4x100m Relay Final. Canada get the bronze medal instead. Trinidad & Tobago team, which finished seventh, has also been disqualified.7.08 IST: Athletics: Usain Bolt completes ‘triple triple’, leads Jamaica to Gold in Men’s 4x100m Relay Final. Japan settle for Silver and USA bag the Bronze medal. This is Bolt’s ninth Olympic Gold and the third at the Rio Games. #JAM takes the #Gold in the Men’s 4x100m and just like that @usainbolt ?? takes the #TripleTriple! #Rio2016 #Athletics Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 2016. @usainbolt 3x #Gold medals in 3 consecutive events at 3 edition of the #olympics. Thats a first! pic.twitter.com/245Or0uPBZ Olympics (@Olympics) August 20, 2016That’s the #TripleTriple! Congratulations @usainbolt ?? You made history at the #Rio2016 @Olympics https://t.co/J1SSsWahNj Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 20, 20166.51 IST: Athletics: USA pip Jamaica to clinch Gold in Women’s 4x100m Relay final, Great Britain take Bronze 6.27 IST: Athletics: Kenya’s Jepkemoi Cheruiyot creates new Olympic Record to win Gold in Women’s 5000m final, while her compatriot Onsando Obiri finished second to clinch the Silver medal. Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana bags the Bronze medal.5.56 IST: Athletics: Indian men’s team fails to qualify for 4x400m relay finals after finishing seventh in Heat 2. Women’s team also finished seventh in their Heat to crash out of the Games. 3.48 IST: Women’s Football Final: Germany beat Sweden 2-1 to clinch their first Olympic Gold medal in women’s football.advertisement#GER’s Women are the new Olympic #Football champions after beating #SWE 2-1 at the #Maracan! #Gold pic.twitter.com/m10OgJ7Dl5 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 20163:15 IST Great Britain beat defending champions Netherlands 2-0 in shootout to win first Gold in women’s hockey. OH #CAN!!!! The #CAN women’s football team defeats #BRA 2-1 for the #BRONZE #Football pic.twitter.com/4yctNlv1xm Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016#Badminton #Gold for Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan #CHN in Men’s Doubles! Came down to the very last point against #MAS! pic.twitter.com/9HCyulQJd7 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016Last second goal and shootout win! Joy for #RUS, heartbreak for #HUN in the Women’s #WaterPolo #Bronze medal match. pic.twitter.com/pYm2KTQhWM Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016.@Pvsindhu1, I hope my daughter plays badminton one day, says @ashwinravi99 in this delightful message. pic.twitter.com/u5KQ6eqzBW BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2016That feeling when you’re the first woman from #India to win a #Silver medal. #IND pic.twitter.com/nIMcVAWHVb Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016Germany takes the #Bronze in Women’s #Hockey after defeating New Zealand 2-1! #GER pic.twitter.com/1RrQ8VnNbX Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016It’s #RUS with #gold! #CHN wins #silver and #JPN #bronze! #SynchronisedSwimming #Olympics pic.twitter.com/GGsDo4C7q1 Olympics (@Olympics) August 19, 201621.58 IST: It was my aim to get a medal at Olympics. Happy I did it: PV Sindhu to India Today 21.45 IST: I am really very happy because an Olympic medal is something I am proud of. Wanted a Gold medal but I’m still on cloud 9: PV Sindhu 21.34 IST: NEWS! Badminton Association of India announces cash reward of Rs 50 Lakh to Sindhu and Rs 10 Lakh to coach Pullela Gopichand. T 2353 -#PVSindhu you played your heart out ! All of India is so so proud of you .. Thank for giving us that moment of pride !!! Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 19, 2016?????? Bravo to @Pvsindhu1 #IND for earning her country’s second medal of #Rio2016! #Silver in #Badminton pic.twitter.com/vh1NEK1orv Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016Take a bow, @Pvsindhu1 #Rio2016 #Silver pic.twitter.com/gUOQviURwD BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2016Congrats for the Silver @Pvsindhu1. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at #Rio2016 is historic & will be remembered for years. Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 201620.58 IST: That’s it! PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin (Spain) 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to settle for Silver. This is India’s 2nd medal in these Olympics. 20.44 IST: BADMINTON! Carolina Marin edges to 11-10 lead vs Sindhu in the third game.20.40 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar finishes 35th in Men’s 50km Race Walk. .@caro_marin2 (#ESP) comes back 21-12 to win the second game in women’s singles! #Olympics #Badminton pic.twitter.com/tGML7YKVQw Olympics (@Olympics) August 19, 201620.25 IST: BADMINTON! Carolina Marin hits back after losing first game to make it 1-1 after two games. She won 21-12. .@TothMatej (#SVK) wins #gold in men’s 50km race walk! Time=3:40:58 #Athletics #Olympics pic.twitter.com/fwaMPCg3GN Olympics (@Olympics) August 19, 201620.15 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar 37th after 45kms in the Men’s 50km Race Walk. advertisement20.12 IST: BADMINTON! Carolina Marin races to 11-2 lead in the second game vs Sindhu. .@Pvsindhu1 #IND takes the thrilling first set for #India! #Badminton pic.twitter.com/bEuQ14uxdw Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 201620.01 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu makes a stunning comeback to take the first game 21-19. Right now: Intense first set in the Women’s #Badminton gold medal match between Marin #ESP and Sindhu #IND ???? pic.twitter.com/QZSUxrcIU3 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 201619.51 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar 37th after 40kms in the Men’s 50km Race Walk. 19.45 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu trails 6-11 vs Carolina Marin in the first game at time-out. 19.42 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu trails 4-7 vs Carolina Marin the first game of the women’s singles final. 19.40 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar 42nd after 35kms in the Men’s 50km Race Walk. 19.35 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin of Spain women’s final gets underway. 19.28 IST: Rare photos of PV Sindhu, India’s latest Olympic medallist.19.04 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar 47th after 30kms in the Men’s 50km Race Walk. 19.02 IST: WRESTLLING! Sandeep Tomar loses 3-7 to Victor Lebedev of Russia in Men’s 57kg 1/8 Final.18.59 IST: WRESTLING! Sandeep Tomar 0-5 Victor Lebedev of Russia in Men’s 57kg 1/8 Final.18.57 IST: WRESTLING! Sandeep Tomar 0-3 Victor Lebedev of Russia in Men’s 57kg 1/8 Final.18.49 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar now 43rd after 25kms in the Men’s 50km Race Walk. 18.36 IST: WISHES POUR IN FOR SINDHU! All of India will be glued to their television sets when Sindhu takes on Marin in the Gold medal match shortly. This is a huge moment in India’s sporting history. The 21-year-old could become only the country’s second individual Olympic Gold medalist or the fifth Silver medalist. I am happy and excited about today’s match. I don’t want to miss that. We will all be praying for her success: Sachin TendulkarBrilliant performances by Sindhu and the determination she is showing is commendable. Gopichand also has to be given the credit for her success: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore I see PV as the second woman who has made the nation proud and she will be the first woman to win Silver or Gold for India at the Olympics. So, I want to congratulate her and wish her all the best and I also want to congratulate her coach Gopichand as I feel he played an equally important role: Vijay Goel 18.26 IST: BADMINTON! Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia beats two-time defending champion Lin Danof China 15-21, 21-11, 22-20 to enter men’s singles final.17.54 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar jumps to 49th after 15kms in the Men’s 50km Race Walk. 17.51 IST: BADMINTON! Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia fights back to take the second game 21-11 vs Lin Dan of China in men’s singles semis. Good morning! ??? #Olympics pic.twitter.com/39s3Yv4vD4 Olympics (@Olympics) August 19, 201617.30 IST: BADMINTON! Two-time defending champion Lin Dan of China takes the first game 21-15 vs Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the men’s semi-final.17.25 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar moves three rungs up to 54th after 10 kilometers in 50km Race Walkadvertisement16.57 IST: ATHLETICS! Sandeep Kumar is placed  57th after five kilometers of 50km Race Walk.BADMINTONPV Sindhu on Thursday created history by becoming the first Indian to advance to the final of the badminton singles event. She will take on world No.1 women’s singles player Carolina Marin of Spain in the Gold medal match today.TRACK AND FIELDA day after winning another gold in the 200 meters, Usain Bolt will appear in what he’s said will be his final Olympic race. He’ll look to add to his medal stash as part of the Jamaican team in the 4×100 relay finals. Bolt and Jamaica won the event in Beijing and in London, where the team set the world and Olympic records.The American women’s 4×100 relay team received a reprieve following a collision on a handoff and will try to make the most of it when the gun goes off. The Jamaicans, with the second-fastest time in qualifiers, are always formidable.Sandeep Kumar will compete in Men’s 50km Race Walk, Khushbir Kaur in Women’s 20km Race Walk. India’s men’s and women’s 4 x 400m relay teams will also be in action. SOCCERGermany and Sweden meet in the first all-European Olympic women’s final.Most figured the World Cup champion U.S. national team would be cruising to its fourth straight gold medal. But the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals.Sweden and Germany’s coaches were both in the first women’s Olympic tournament in 1996.With the U.S. out, many figured host Brazil and national star Marta would be playing for gold. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians in the semifinals.Germany, meanwhile, avenged a loss to Canada earlier in the games, sending the Canadians to the bronze medal match for the second straight Olympics, where they’ll face Brazil.WRESTLINGAmerican Jordan Burroughs, considered by many the best pound-for-pound wrestler in the world, goes for his second straight Olympic title in men’s freestyle. Burroughs is seeking his fifth world title in just his sixth year of international competition.India’s Sandeep Tomar will take on Victor Lebedev of Russia in men’s 57kg 1/8 final.GOLFInbee Park of South Korea birdied her last two holes for another 5-under 66 and the lead going into the third round.But Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with an 8-under 63, putting her one shot back. (Marcus Fraser of Australia also shot a 63 in the opening round of the men’s competition last week on a course set up about 900 yards longer.)The surprise was Aditi Ashok , the 18-year-old from India who had another 68 and was four shots out of the lead.FIELD HOCKEYThe Netherlands, the biggest force in women’s hockey, will play for an unprecedented third straight gold against first-time finalist Britain. Germany and New Zealand play for bronze.last_img read more

Galle to host first One-Day International since 2000

first_imgAfter a 17-year hiatus, ODI cricket is set to return to Galle with Zimbabwe playing the first two ODI’s of the five-match series against Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on June 30 and July 2.Seven ODIs have been played so far in Galle, but none since July 6, 2000 when Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by 37 runs during a tri-series which included Pakistan also.Although Galle had fallen out of favour as an ODI venue because of absence of floodlights, and also due to limited capacity, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has seen it a fitting venue for the lower-profile Zimbabwe games partly perhaps for financial reasons – day-night matches are costlier to host – and also because in this case, the size of the venue may translate to a marketing advantage, reports ESPNcricinfo.The remaining three ODIs will be played at the Hambantota Stadium, which has not seen international cricket itself for two years.The lone Test on the tour is scheduled in Colombo at the R Premadasa Stadium. The Stadium can be seen as an unusual venue for the Test format as it normally hosts only limited-overs matches.This will be Zimbabwe’s first bilateral tour of Sri Lanka since a two-ODI, three-Test tour that took place in December 2001-January 2002.Zimbabwe Tour Schedule –June 30: 1st ODI, GalleJuly 2: 2nd ODI, GalleJuly 6: 3rd ODI, HambantotaJuly 8: 4th ODI, HambantotaJuly 10: 5th ODI, HambantotaJuly 14-18: Only Test, Colombolast_img read more

IOWA SENATE ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

first_imgIowa Senate Republicans have elected Sen. Jack Whitver as their new majority leader.Whitver, who is from Ankeny, was elected Wednesday morning during a closed meeting at the state Capitol.He replaces Bill Dix, who resigned from the leadership role and as a senator on Monday.Sen. Charles Schneider, a West Des Moines Republican, was elected Senate president.Schneider, who will preside over floor activity in the GOP-controlled chamber, replaces Whitver.Republicans also chose Sen. Amy Sinclair of Allerton to serve as majority whip.Sen. Jake Chapman of Adel will serve as assistant majority leader.last_img read more

Mou: De Gea is Man Utd’s third best GK!

first_imgManchester United De Gea is Man Utd’s third best goalkeeper, jokes Mourinho Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 11:10 12/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) DaviddeGea - Cropped Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho David de Gea Manchester United v CSKA Moskva UEFA Champions League The Red Devils manager offered a tongue-in-cheek take on his goalkeeping corps, saying Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira are the club’s top options Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho joked David de Gea is the club’s third best goalkeeper, behind Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira.De Gea was in incredible form in United’s 3-1 Premier League win over Arsenal on Saturday, making 14 saves at the Emirates Stadium.But Romero will start for United against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday and Mourinho said the Argentina international — not De Gea — was the world’s best. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Asked if he had worked with or come up against a better shot-stopper than De Gea, Mourinho gave a tongue-in-cheek response: “Yes. Romero.”Because he plays [against CSKA] and my goalkeeper is always the best goalkeeper in the world. So now David is the third best.”Romero is number one, Joel number two and David is the third best.”However, Mourinho still lauded the form of De Gea, who continues to shine at Old Trafford.Summing up the Spaniard’s season, the Portuguese tactician said: “Very good. Very, very good.”All season very good.”last_img read more

ABB Inaugurates Its Fifth Factory in Brazil

first_imgzoom ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, officially inaugurated its fifth factory in Brazil in the presence of the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges, and the Governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin.The new plant is part of a $200-million investment to expand ABB’s technology development and production capacity to serve increasing domestic demand from industries such as petrochemicals, pulp and paper, oil and gas, and mining, as well as energy.The new greenfield plant, located in the city of Sorocaba in the state of São Paulo, began operating in the second half of 2013 and by 2015 is expected to have generated 1000 jobs directly and indirectly, in the region. ABB will for the first time assemble in one location compact power substations ( “e-houses”) as well as manufacture motors, generators, drive systems, measurement equipment and low-voltage products.Brazil is boosting its industrial production, power capacity and enhancing its transmission and distribution infrastructure to meet the needs of its expanding economy as well as for the 2014 FIFA football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.“ABB is extremely proud of this new state-of-the-art facility, which demonstrates once again our long-term commitment to Brazil,” ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said. “As one of the world’s leading economies, Brazil is a key market for ABB. We are very pleased to continue to support Brazil’s economic growth through infrastructure and industrialization projects.”Typically, customers in Brazil have tended to procure their electrical equipment from multiple suppliers. With its new factory, ABB can act as a single vendor capable of engineering, designing, assembling, packaging, testing and delivering equipment, including switchgear, drives, periphery distribution equipment and automation systems, as well as managing the assembly of compact substations.The factory also has service workshops to help customers with maintenance and repair of motors as well as a repair and test workshop for analyzers and instruments. The plant complies with international standards and sustainable development requirements: it is highly energy efficient, makes optimum use of natural light and recycles waste and water.ABB has a long history in Brazil, which started more than a century ago with the supply of electrical equipment for the first Sugar Loaf cable car in Rio de Janeiro in 1912. ABB Brazil employs around 4,500 staff and has had factories in the country since the 1950s. It has been a key supplier to most of Brazil’s main infrastructure and industrialization projects including the Itaipu hydro plant and transmission line, which provides 20% of Brazil’s electrical power.ABB, February 27, 2014last_img read more

Cranberry Bog is Green Learning Space

first_imgChildren can learn a lot from a bog, especially when it’s on their school property. For more than 10 years, students at St. Stephen’s School in Halifax have used the cranberry bog at their school as a green learning space. “This simple bog gives students hands-on learning experiences, so they can develop a deep appreciation and respect for our natural environment,” said Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash, who toured the bog with students today, June 9. “We owe it to our children to give them these experiences and to help make Nova Scotia a cleaner, healthier province for future generations,” said Mr. Morash. The students do walkabouts, collect soil and species samples, and plant trees to learn about the bog’s ecosystem. Their learning experiences are directly tied to the science curriculum. “The St. Stephen’s bog project is an effort by students, parents, teachers and former teachers to provide educational, experimental and leisure activities that extend beyond the four walls of the classroom,” said principal Amy Boutilier. “We were both honoured and excited when our efforts were recognized last year by the Tree Canada Foundation which named St. Stephen’s the winner of the John Fisher Memorial Award.” Each year the award is presented to the Canadian school whose efforts to create green spaces for learning merit recognition. The award was created in memory of the first chairman of the Tree Canada board of directors, who died in 1997. The bog is part of the school’s naturalization program. Other projects include installing alternative play structures, planting trees to better protect the schoolyard from wind, and building a boardwalk to prevent foot traffic from disturbing the bog. The bog at St. Stephen’s School is one of many Nova Scotia success stories being celebrated during Environment Week, June 5 – 11. For more information on keeping Nova Scotia’s environment clean, visit www.gov.ns.ca/enla/envirowk .last_img read more

Justice should neither be instant nor unduly delayed Justice S A Bobde

first_imgGuwahati: There should not be undue haste or delay in the justice delivery mechanism, Justice S A Bobde of the Supreme Court has said.Instead the mechanism should be viewed in proper perspective, Justice Bobde said at a national conclave here on Saturday. The concept of ‘instant justice’ has been associated with the worst regimes of the world but justice should not be delayed either, he said. “Nobody wants delayed justice but giving justice takes time and it must be understood in the right perspective,” the Supreme Court judge said while reading out the resolutions taken at the conclave. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe conclave on ‘Challenges facing the Indian Judiciary -Roadmap for the future’ was attended by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Arup Kumar Goswami, sitting and retired judges of the Gauhati High Court and judges from other high courts of the country. Justice Bobde also pointed out the low judge- population ratio in the country which is 20 judges per ten lakh population, while in most countries it is 50 to 80 judges per 10 lakh people. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The ratio of judges compared to the litigations filed is another perspective which should be considered”, he said. The impact of social media on the judiciary was also discussed at the conclave and it was decided that judges should not remain secluded from social media. “Judges should access the social media but should not engage in it. We should be a part of it, as it is important to know what people think of us as we work for the people,” Bobde said. The conclave also discussed various issues concerning judiciary, including pre-litigation mediation, facilitate better rapport between the Bar and the Bench, live streaming of court proceedings and introduction of artificial intelligence among others.last_img read more

The mythological Durga is not a timid mute withd

first_imgThe mythological Durga is not a timid, mute, withdrawn, reserved or subtle deity. She is the supreme Creator and has been depicted as the Warrior Goddess with 10 arms, each brandishing a weapon to ensure the victory of good over evil. Interestingly, the goddess is portrayed as an epitome of feminine power, one that has been created by the holy trinity. She is known as Mahishasura Mardini, the one who defeats the apparently invincible Asura, who enjoys the boon of metamorphosing his shape into any form. Also Read – Celebrations aboundAfter the devas fail in their relentless battles against Mahishasura, they approach the holy trinity – Bramha, Vishnu and Maheshwara (Shiva) – to salvage their pride and honour by annihilating him. Thus was Durga born, literally meaning a ‘fortress’, invincible and impregnable beyond defeat, unconquerable in her martial prowess, bestowed with the blessings and prayers of all gods of heaven, unwavering in her resolve to take on the mighty Mahishasura. Also Read – A glittering goodbyeFor 15 days, there was a war between the two and finally, on Mahalaya, the Goddess stabbed him with her trident, bringing an end to the tyranny of the demon. Her face was placid and unperturbed as she ruthlessly killed him, metting out vengeance to the unrighteous. Durga is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya, the Lord of the Mountains. She is Shakti – the power that runs the universe. In Hindu philosophy, Shiva is the changeless potentiality while Shakti is the power latent within him, the female force that has existed forever and without which the world could not have been. Keeping this in mind and considering this elevated, supreme bearing of Shakti in Indian mythology, it would not be out of context to question her position in the living world. Representing Stree Shakti, Durga evokes the power of the female principle. Then, does the ‘other gender’ accord to the female sex, a consequence of the apogee on which they hold the deity, experience even a fraction of the reverence they reserve for her? In today’s world, unfortunately, it is difficult to find a correlation between the deification of the Devi, on the one hand, and the respect for women in society on the other. As a nation, we prostrate before a goddess, but we see no wrong in abusing females in human form; who, theoretically, have been considered as representatives of the Devi herself since ancient times. Durga as a goddess can rule the world with devotees bowing in obeisance to her but the ‘Devi’ in human form has to undergo all sorts of oppression and exploitation during her lifetime. Inadvertently, then, we refuse to accept that philosophical belief and religious rituals have anything to do with actual conduct. We, then, also confess that there is actually no need for a nexus between theory and practice. Even the narrow lanes of Kumartuli, the potters’ quarter, have witnessed age-old gender bias. Women artists were initially discouraged from entering the business or not taken seriously. Kakali Pal entered the business after her husband’s sudden demise as she was forced to take care of the only trade that she inherited from him. For a woman who had very little interest in the craft and who was not allowed to step out of her house, the road ahead was not easy. There was no one to help her and she failed repeatedly until her persistence saw her through. China Pal, another well-known artist, has successfully managed to break the barriers of patriarchy and carve a niche of her own. “I was the first woman artist here. When I started, everybody pointed fingers and concluded that I couldn’t continue for many days. It’s been years now,” she says with a smile. “I had just a month left to complete the orders of the idols as my father died just before Durga Puja. I was very hesitant but Maa showed me the way. We must remember that all goddesses – Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati – are positioned higher than Ganesh and Kartik. Men have always tried to pull women down as they think that they can never compete with us and will fall behind.” These women artists have gained immense fame and success in the art and commerce of sculpting Durga idols. They derive a certain kinship with the figures of the deities they sculpt, finding in them a power that must be earned and used in the service of humanity. Mala Pal’s father, a true patriarch, prohibited her from entering the business but her brother Gobindo Pal knew of her “knack”. When their father died in 1985, Gobindo encouraged Mala and gradually she picked up the tricks of the trade. “When Mala was 15, dignitaries from New Delhi came and visited our workshop. They were extremely impressed with her as she had by then started making miniature idols. They took her with them to attend a series of workshops and she stayed there for about three months. There she crafted Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati miniatures. On returning, her achievements were widely published and she became quite popular as a miniature idol-maker,” says Gobindo proudly. This year, they have sent a four-and-a-half-feet fibreglass Durga idol to Malaysia which will be worshipped by around 130 Bengali families settled there. Two other miniature idols have been sent to Chicago and New York. Interestingly, in 2018, Mala received her first invitation to do a theme and this year, there have been many offers for the same. Hence, not everything is negative. The new-found assertion in women is taking them places. Slowly but surely, ‘Durga’ is thus, breaking the clichés of being a prisoner of a medieval, patriarchal mindset and is emerging as Mahishasura’s true nemesis. Going by historical records, much of which has been derived from tales passed down the ages via the oral tradition – backed by some old manuscripts, folklore, songs and ballads – Durga Puja in Bengal is most likely to have started around six centuries ago, sometime in the 15th century. Bengal’s penchant for being different from the rest had persisted for eons. If in other parts of the land, Mahadev was the tandava-dancing Master of Destruction – in Bengal, he was somewhat of a mellowed man, a loving husband and a respectful son-in-law. Durga in her Gauri avatar is the perfect foil for him, although she also reveals signs of being an independent woman. Going beyond lore, the festival’s symbolic significance is hard to ignore. There is no doubt that Durga is the amalgamation of heaven’s powers reflected in the form of 10 different weapons. What is also noteworthy is that unlike even the most powerful gods, most of whom have not more than four hands, Durga has a few more, simply because she can balance all that on her physical self, giving much more credence to the fact that women had a stronger presence and a more definitive role to play in erstwhile Bengali society and culture. Although some modern feminists argue that Durga is an embodiment of India’s patriarchal history, given that it took 10 male deities to arm her, the theory somewhat fades to a few centuries of folklore, faith and belief. When Durga comes to Bengal, she does it on her own with her children in tow and without being escorted by her husband. She doesn’t need the help of any of the gods who supplied her with weapons, and in the end, she defeats the demon all by herself. Historian Haripada Bhowmik says Shakti Puja had various manifestations. “Earlier, the zamindars used to organise Durga Puja. With the advent of the British, naba babus started hosting the Puja. Then gradually, the baroari Puja – which meant that baro (12) friends (iyaar) gathered to host the Durga Puja – came into practice. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose along with a few others started the Sarbojanin (public) Durgotsav. After Independence, there were riots and the gloom of Partition. Several political upheavals marked the history of that period and Durga Puja did not remain unaffected. New thinking came about and slowly, the ek chala idols gave way to panch (five) chalas.” Then came the theme Puja, which was a welcome break from tradition for some. Spirited experiments, laden with exceptional creativity and uniqueness – these theme Pujas are massive crowd-pullers every year. Celebrity visual artist Sanatan Dinda, who has been deeply associated with theme-based Durga Puja for years, conjures up Antarjatra (The Inner Journey), which depicts the story of disconnected lovers, unattached to human emotions and sensitivity because of the dominance of the virtual world. Their journey is unexplainable, baffling and abstract. He depicts the universe as a man who holds the woman, making both complementary and integral to each other. This particular concept is the theme this year for Behala Nutan Sangha.Another of his creations this year revolves around the global water crisis. At 25 Pally Khidderpore, Dinda has used over five lakh plastic bottles to depict a waterfall. “Apart from that, parts of air conditioners, fan coils and radiators have been used to create a tunnel leading to the pandal. The animals and creatures along the pathway have been depicted as fossils to make people realise the irrevocable impacts of human’s apathy towards Mother Nature. Durga herself has been shown carrying Ganesh in her lap while donning an oxygen mask. Garbage plastic bags (black bags) have been used to portray clouds and thermocol has been used to construct high-rise buildings. The main objective is to drive home the message of environment conservation.” As we commence yet another year of celebrating Durga Puja, let us embrace the true spirit of the festival – the enlightenment of the soul. In today’s time, the divide between the glorification of the deity (in terms of religious principles) and the exploitation of women is unabashedly immense. Prejudice, abuse, injustice, discrimination, misconduct and several other evils camouflage our notion of idolising the everyday ‘Durga’ – we lose sight of our social responsibilities to support and care for the Supreme Power that rules our lives and is also waiting to strike. It is now or never for change to begin or some may never even cross this threshold.last_img read more

New Delhi In a major achievement Kerala has bagg

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major achievement, Kerala has bagged the top spot with 76.6 per cent in the Niti Aayog’s first School Education Quality Index (SEQI), which was released on Monday.The index that was developed to evaluate the performance of states and UTs in the school education sector showed a huge disparity in the performance of the states in school education across the country. Rajasthan has bagged the second position among the large states with 72 per cent followed by Karnataka with 70 per cent and Andhra Pradesh with 69 per cent respectively. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIn a major setback, Uttar Pradesh has stood at the lowest rank with 36.4 per cent in the School Education Quality Index for 2016-17. As per the SEQI, Manipur with 68.8 per cent has emerged as the top performer in the category of small states, while Arunachal Pradesh with 24.6 per cent came last in the category. The overall performance of the states was measured using two parameters- outcomes and governance process aiding outcomes. Scores of the outcomes category were primarily driven by learning outcomes. On the other hand, governance process aiding outcomes category included indicators such as student and teacher attendance system, transparency in teacher recruitment to name a few. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe data for the index was collected for three categories — large states, small states and Union Territories (UTs). Among UTs, Chandigarh is at the top with 82.9 per cent score, while Lakshadweep ranked lowest with 31.9 per cent score. While releasing the index, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, “The objective of the index is to bring outcomes focus to education policy by providing states and UTs with a platform to identify their strengths and weaknesses and undertake requisite course corrections and policy interventions.” The performance of Bihar in school education is not much better than its neighbouring state Uttar Pradesh as the former has scored just a few more points and ranked about it, while the state which is led by CM Nitish Kumar is ranked lower than Jharkhand. Notably, West Bengal had not participated in the Niti Aayog exercise.last_img read more

Ghaziabad A 3yearold girl has died after she fe

first_imgGhaziabad: A 3-year-old girl has died after she fell into an open drain in Sahibabad area on Tuesday. The incident took place around 11 am when the child went missing from her home. The body was recovered after three hours of extensive search by her family members, said police. According to police, the victim, identified as Ananya, was playing near her house while her parents had gone out for work. Police said that she got drowned into the open drain which was earlier covered with cement slabs but they were recently removed by municipal staff for annual monsoon cleaning. Anil Kumar, father of deceased said that when he returned home from work, he found Ananya missing while the other two children were playing outside the house. The family members immediately informed police and went on to look for the child. Later a local person saw her body floating into the drain and was fished out. The child was immediately rushed to a government hospital but she was declared brought dead.last_img read more

Three HCs get new chief justices

first_imgChandigarh: Justice Ravi Shankar Jha was on Sunday sworn in as new Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.Justice Jha, who was earlier the acting chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, was sworn in as the 35th chief justice of the twin states’ high court by Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singhm state assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh and Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh were also present at the event which was attended amongst other by the judges of the high court and the subordinate judiciary, an official release said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe family members of the newly-appointed chief justice too were present on the occasion. Justice Jha’s appointment as the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s chief justice was notified by the President on Thursday. The post had fallen vacant following the elevation of Justice Krishna Murari to the Supreme Court last month. Pending appointment of a new chief justice, Justice Rajiv Sharma was officiating as the acting chief justice of high court. Enrolled as an advocate in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in September 1986, Justice Jha, 58, practised on civil, revenue and constitutional matters at the high court at Jabalpur before being appointed as a judge in the same high court in 2007, the release said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiMeanwhile, Governor Kalraj Mishra on Sunday administered the oath of office to newly appointed Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Indrajit Mohanty. Singh, who is now t`he 37th Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court, took the oath in English. Chief Secretary D B Gupta read out the appointment warrant issued by President Ramnath Kovind. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Assembly Speaker C P Joshi, members of the state cabinet and government officials were present on the occasion. Karnataka High Court judge Lingappa Narayana Swamy on Sunday also took oath as the 25th chief justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court. Justice Swamy, 60, was administered the oath of office by Governor Bandaru Dattatreya at the Raj Bhawan here. Justice Swamy was appointed as the additional judge of the Karnataka High Court on July 4, 2007 and he became a permanent judge on April 17, 2009. He also remained the acting chief justice of the Karnataka High Court for over four months from January 17 to May 9 this year. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present on the occasion. After the swearing-in ceremony, Swamy was presented a ‘Guard of Honour’ in the high court premises. The ‘Guard of Honour’ was attended by Himachal Pradesh HC judges Sureshwar Thakur, Vivek Singh Thakur and Chander Bhushan Barowalia, besides judges of the Karnataka High Court, Swamy’s family members and guests. Advocate general Ashok Sharma, Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh Chairman Ramakant Sharma, Assistant Solicitor General of India Rajesh Sharma were also present in the ceremony.last_img

BJP deflecting from main issue to hide failures Gurugram Congress candidate

first_imgGurugram: Amid the controversy of Sukhbir Kataria’s statement on Bharat Mata being widely raised by the BJP, the Congress candidate has accused the saffron party of deflecting from the main issues. Not only is Kataria being attacked by his statement that he made but his opponents are also trying to rake his past record where he was embroiled in various cases of corruption.Rubbishing all the allegations that are leveled against him, Kataraia highlighted that all these were the tactics used by the party to divert the issue of voters from the main issues and instead malign the image of the candidates who have high chances of winning these elections. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”The BJP knows that in these five years they have not served the city and its residents. Forget about making Gurugram a world-class city, today the residents of Gurugram have to also face hardships in getting even the most basic services. The government has failed in proving quality education, healthcare, power, connectivity, and cleanliness. To divert the issue from these main issues they are now trying to malign my image,” said Kataria. Congress had appointed Sukhbir Kataria as the nominee from Gurugram’s seat. Kataria had won this seat in 2009 as an independent. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaHe later joined the Hooda cabinet as the sports minister and since then is believed to be close to the former Chief Minister. In a major relief to the former MLA in May this year, a Gurugram court set aside criminal charges against him. Kataria was accused of indulging in bogus voting and creating fake voter identity cards to allegedly influence the elections in 2009. Attacking on BJP, Kataria said, “The BJP has not performed work and now to shrug off their responsibilities, they are denying tickets to the members.”last_img read more

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