Muezzin killed near mosque in Bhopal

Muezzin, killed, mosque, Bhopal

Bhopal: A 65-year-old Muezzin of a mosque was allegedly killed on Thursday near the prayer place under Taliya police station area in the Madhya Pradesh capital, police said. Nisar Ahmed, attached to Akhade Wali Masjid, was allegedly attacked in neck with a sharp object by unidentified person (s) when he was sitting on a bench near the mosque, said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rajesh Singh Bhadauriya. Muezzin is a Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day. He said Ahmed wasRead More

England to introduce 100-ball cricket for revamped domestic competition in 2020

England, 100-ball cricket, revamped domestic competition, 2020

London: The England and Wales Cricket Board plan on introducing a new format of the game where each team faces 100 balls as part of a revamped domestic competition in 2020. The proposed format for a new eight-team tournament would see each team face 15 six-ball overs as well as another 10 deliveries to make up a total of 100 balls. It is not clear at what point in an innings the extra 10 deliveries will be bowled, or whether they will be bowled by one bowler or more. InRead More

Chennai Super Kings fans head for Pune on special train

Chennai Super Kings, fans, Pune, special train

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings may not be playing its home matches at the M A Chidambaram stadium here anymore, but would not be short of support as fans are travelling to Pune for cheering them in Friday’sgame against Rajasthan Royals. About 1,000 CSK fans left for Pune from here on Thursday morning by a special train to attend the match in Pune, thanks to an arrangement made by the franchise. CSK’s home matches were moved out of Chennai over security concerns following protests by pro-Tamil groups on the Cauvery issue leading to theRead More

Supreme Court trashes plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya’s death

Supreme Court, plea, SIT probe, Judge Loya's death

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya, who was conducting a trial in a case related to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, who was allegedly shot in a stage-managed shoot-out. Holding that there was absolutely no merit in the petition, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that Judge B.H. Loya had met a natural death. Dismissing the petitions, the court said in its judgment: “There is no doubt and itRead More

IPL 2018: Spinners rule RR-KKR report card; Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni continue to occupy bottom ranks

Rajasthan Royals’ proud home record suffered a massive bruising as Kolkata Knight Riders ran havoc with bat and ball on a sluggish Jaipur wicket. The hosts never got going after a solid opening partnership as Dinesh Karthik spun a web around the batsmen using his array of slow bowlers. After putting up a below par total on board, Rajasthan’s hopes were thwarted as Kolkata Knight Riders batted sensibly to put the result beyond doubt. Here’s rating the performances of the 22 players from this one-sided match. Piyush Chawla – 10/10Read More

Salman Khan writes and sing for Race 3

After debuting as a lyricist with a romantic number for Ramesh Taurani’s upcoming production, the Remo D’souza-directed Race 3, Salman Khan is kicking it up a notch. We have now learnt that in a last-minute addition to the film, the actor has penned another romantic song but this time, he will sing it too. While singer Atif Aslam and Iulia Vantur gave playback for the first song which was recorded in Dubai and Mumbai recently, the new song was recorded a few days ago in the city. It will beRead More

Indian PM: We want MORE trade with UK after Brexit

Mr Modi thinks that Brexit can unlock great trading opportunities for the UK and suggested that London – as a world leading financial services hub – will remain “of great importance” to his nation. The Indian PM’s remarks came as he announced £1 billion in new commercial investments with the UK, which are predicted to create or to safeguard 5,750 British jobs. Mr Modi said there will be “no dilution in the importance of the UK to India post-Brexit.” And he also called for Britain to “further increase trade ties”Read More

Police allow Mohammed Shami to join Delhi Daredevils after 3-hour interrogation

Police, Mohammed Shami, Delhi Daredevils, 3-hour interrogation

Kolkata: India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday got a temporary relief from Kolkata Police to join his Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils (DD) following a three-hour interrogation. Facing summons from Kolkata Police after his wife had filed multiple cases including those of infidelity and domestic violence, Shami was held back here after Delhi’s IPL fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on April 16. “We have got no objection in Shami joining his IPL side. But if need be, we will be call him again,” Joint Commissioner ofRead More

BCCI must be under RTI just like other sports bodies: Law Commission

BCCI, RTI, sports bodies, Law Commission

New Delhi: The Law Commission of India has recommended that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act just as other national sports bodies do, stressing that it sees no reason why “BCCI should be an exception”. In its latest report released on Wednesday, the Law Commission has noted that the BCCI, though regarded as a private body, “virtually acts as a National Sports Federation (NSF)” and that as per a statement in the Lok Sabha “theRead More

Kashmir erupts over Kathua rape and murder case

Kashmir, erupts, Kathua rape, murder case

Srinagar: The campaign for justice for the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case is gaining momentum across Kashmir with students and people holding protest marches across the length and breadth of the valley on Wednesday, giving police a tough time. Students of various educational institutions took out a protest rally on Residency Road here, demanding justice for the girl and stern punishment to those involved in the heinous crime that has sparked outrage across the nation. A group of lawyers, civil society members and people from other walks ofRead More