Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 

4 asphyxiated while cleaning septic tank in Delhi

Five men had gone down to clean the tank at an under-construction building on Saturday

New Delhi: Four sanitation workers died of asphyxiation while cleaning a septic tank in south Delhi’s Ghitorni area on Saturday, police said. Five men had gone down to clean the tank at an under-construction building in the area but did not come out for long. They were later pulled out in an unconscious state by fire department personnel after an hour-long operation at around 11 am, they said. It is suspected that they inhaled toxic gases inside the tank. Three of them were taken to a private hospital, while the other twoRead More


AAP kicks off nationwide farmers outreach programme from Bhopal

AAP will be holding meetings with farmers in different states in the coming months

Bhopal: The AAP on Saturday kicked off its nationwide farmers’ outreach programme from here with Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai asking the cultivators to take on the centre which is trying to quell their voice. AAP will be holding meetings with farmers in different states in the coming months. “The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched the first phase of its nation-wide farmers movement from here on Saturday under which we are going to hold meetings with farmers,” Rai told a gathering here. “Such meets are going to be organised in other states including Goa,Read More


Mithali, Rajeshwari seal India a semis spot in ICC Women’s World Cup

India will take on Australia in semifinal on July 20

Derby: Riding on left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad’s brilliant five-for and skipper Mithali Raj’s magnificent century, India crushed New Zealand by 186 runs to storm into the semifinals of ICC Women’s World Cup to here on Saturday. Put into bat, India recovered from an early wobble to score a challenging 265/7 in their final league match, riding on a 132-run stand between Mithali (109) and Harmanpreet Kaur (60) and a quickfire 70 by Veda Krishnamurthy. India then produced a superb bowling display to dismiss the Kiwis for 79 in just 25.3 overs.Read More


Garbine Muguruza stuns Venus Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Muguruza becomes only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon

London: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. Watched from the Royal Box by King Juan Carlos of Spain, the 23-year-old finally got her hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish two years after losing to the American’s sister Serena in her maiden Wimbledon final. Fittingly, it was Muguruza’s current coach Conchita MartinezRead More