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Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, stayed on the canvas for a couple of minutes. After rising slowly he had to be helped to his corner stool. The first knockdown came 42 seconds earlier when southpaw Srisaket landed a similar short right hook to the side of the head. Gonzalez was able to get up at the count of seven and continue — but looked out of sorts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 30-year-old Srisaket went to work quickly in the first round, easily landing combinations and body shots — the fruits of months of intense training in the gym for the most important fight of his career.“I trained really hard for four months because I wanted everyone to know what I came here for,” said Srisaket of the brutal beatdown. “I have shown that I am the best 115 pound fighter in the world.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Thai dynamo silenced critics who had claimed his majority decision win in the first fight six months ago in New York was a fluke and the result of accidental head butts.Both fighters came out swinging from the opening bell in Saturday’s 115-pound rematch at the outdoor StubHub Center stadium, as it became apparent in the early rounds that Srisaket was in charge and the fight likely would not go the distance.“For the first fight I only trained two months. This fight I knew I was going to knock him out,” Srisaket said. “I am not scared of anyone.”Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KOs) said he wanted to make his country proud. “I fought for Thailand, for the pride of Thailand,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) of Thailand celebrates as Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua lays motionless at StubHub Center on September 9, 2017 in Carson, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPSrisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman Gonzalez in the fourth round Saturday with a devastating right hook to retain his WBC super flyweight world title in his second straight win over the former champ. Thailand’s Srisaket knocked ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez down twice in the final round, finishing the challenger off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215 Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-2 overall, was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for medical treatment.He was trying to avenge the only loss of his career against Srisaket but he failed to put up any defense against the onslaught of the Thai’s superior punches.The former pound-for-pound division king has had several gruelling fights in recent years, which have taken a heavy toll on his 30-year-old body.On the undercard, Japan’s Naoya Inoue won his US debut by defending his 115 pound WBO title with a sixth round knockout of Antonio Nieves.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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The beautiful thinkers

first_imgThey are naturally beautiful but they prefer to flaunt their brains instead. From curves to charms, they have them all but the endgame is simple: these women are a thinking man’s dream come true. Talking to them can conjure fantasies that makes touching dumb belles feel like lifting weights. A,They are naturally beautiful but they prefer to flaunt their brains instead. From curves to charms, they have them all but the endgame is simple: these women are a thinking man’s dream come true. Talking to them can conjure fantasies that makes touching dumb belles feel like lifting weights. A checklist of the top Thinking Man’s Sex Symbols in Delhi and what some men who matter feel why they are what they are.Chitrangada SinghThere is a mysterious air about her which makes Chitrangada a perfect combination of beauty and talent. Maybe that is the reason why director Ketan Mehta describes her as rare. Passionate, inquisitive and compassionate are the adjectives she uses to describe herself. “I’m a very regular person and do a lot of the usual stuff,” says she. What appeals to her in men is their confidence and honesty.Raseel GujralWhen asked to describe herself in five adjectives, the first thing she mentions is. “I am deeply loyal.” And that’s the reason, she votes for her husband, Navin as the sexiest man alive.”I am not a window shopper. But I find George Clooney and Sean Connery sexy too.” She is constantly stimulated by design, beauty in space, objects, art and textiles. “I often need to unwind myself and I do that by reading, watching films and spending time with my younger son as he is uncomplicated.”In touch with reality, Gujral prefers to call herself a girl next door.Jagi PandaStanding at five-foot-nine inches with an impeccable look, Jaggi Panda, wife of parliamentarian Jay Panda, has donned many hats-an airhostess with Air India to a supermodel to a broadband entrepreneur. She negates the typical image of a neta’s wife. An ideal example of beauty and brains, Panda keeps herself intellectually stimulated by following what’s happening in the industry worldwide by attending conferences and reading industry related books or magazines. Work takes most of her time while fitness comes second. “Five days a week, both cardio and weights is a must.” She runs two companies, has some 500 employees working under her, but that doesn’t take away some of the girl next door qualities she has. “When at home, I love looking at magazines on interiors and doing little things for the house.” She likes men who are compassionate, good communicators, large hearted and have a vision. And the sexiest man alive, according to her is Denzel Washington.Soha Ali KhanHer charming smile and almond eyes make million hearts go thump. She is the ultimate beauty who has made a name for herself. She turned out to be a fine actress and after her kissing scene with Emraan Hashmi in Tum Mile, she became the talk of tinsel town. This alumni of British School, Delhi, calls herself a boring person and one who doesn’t like many changes. When it comes to food, she prefers a simple meal. Dal, roti and vegetables form part of her staple diet. But she loves to binge on the Bengali food that her mother cooks.Kalyani ChawlaA patron of the arts and fashion, Kalyani Chawla and her grandeur is hard to miss. Being a successful art curator and the vice president of Dior India, she has set a high benchmark for not just her peers but aspiring fashionistas and art lovers. But behind her enchanting avatar is a traditional Bengali girl who like most Bengalis is a culture vulture with a superiority complex that she claims to be rightfully true. “My love for European art, books and music was derived from my father who is the best looking grey haired Bengali bhadrolok I know,” she smiles.Indrani DasguptaThis glamrous diva considers fashion the most important thing in anyone’s life.Before she entered the world of fashion, Indrani wanted to be a lawyer. That’s what makes her a voracious reader. “I read whatever I get my hands on. Newspapers, magazines, fiction and non fiction.I love the smell of books, old or new,” says Dasgupta. She describes herself as a girl next door. When she isn’t walking the ramp in her high heels, she loves to curl up in her oldest tee and pajamas. And when it comes to men, she adds, “I like a man who has a funny bone and a good sense of humor. Somebody who wears his skin well.”Ayesha SharmaThis young TV anchor is a muse for those who aspire to follow the same career. While men think of her as a perfect example of beauty with brains, Ayesha, on the contrary, says, “Beauty has little to do with intellect but it’s true that people react differently to someone who looks good.I don’t think the two need to be mutually exclusive.” She is a foodie and loves to binge on but her keen interest in sports keeps her fit.Meera AliWith unmatched enthusiasm and charm, Meera Ali is every thinking man’s fantasy. She keeps herself busy by meeting people who are not affected by their own status in the society, working with the rural folk, craftsmen and children whose minds are open to new and challenging ideas. “Listening to poetry from my husband, reading and designing for my fashion label keeps my mind active,” says the woman who feels looks will only take a person that far, but beyond that, each person needs to be intellectually sound.Manjari ChaturvediBeing the only Sufi Kathak dancer in the world, Manjari Chaturvedi has combined the mysticism of Sufi traditions with classical Indian dance to create a stunning new art form. “I read a lot and I am obsessed with my dance that gives me no time to think of physical beauty,” says Chaturvedi who insists on wearing black to negate all the attention so that the audience sees beyond the body. “When not dancing, I like to sew and want to make a sewing room in my house,” she smiles.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Ready reckoner for India’s best colleges

first_imgAAbeda Inamdar Senior College (Estd: 1991); 2390-B, K.B. Hidayatullah Road, Pune-01; Tel: 020-26446970; Website: www.abedainamdar-seniorcollege.orgAcharya Narendra Dev College (Estd: 1991); Kalkaji, Govindpuri, New Delhi-19; Tel: 011-26412547/26294542; Website: www.andcollege.du.ac.in; Seats: 480 in ScienceAgrawal P.G. College (Estd: 1957); Maharaja Agarsen Marg, near Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur-03; Tel: 0141-2614541; Website: www.agarwalpgcollege.comAll India Institute of,AAbeda Inamdar Senior College (Estd: 1991); 2390-B, K.B. Hidayatullah Road, Pune-01; Tel: 020-26446970; Website: www.abedainamdar-seniorcollege.orgAcharya Narendra Dev College (Estd: 1991); Kalkaji, Govindpuri, New Delhi-19; Tel: 011-26412547/26294542; Website: www.andcollege.du.ac.in; Seats: 480 in ScienceAgrawal P.G. College (Estd: 1957); Maharaja Agarsen Marg, near Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur-03; Tel: 0141-2614541; Website: www.agarwalpgcollege.comAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (Estd: 1956); Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-29; Tel: 011-26594622; Website: www.aiims.edu; Seats: 72; Cut-off: Entrance testAmity Law School (Estd: 1999); F-1 Block, Sec-125, Noida-201303; Tel: 0120-4392681; Website: www.amity.edu; Seats: 160;Cut-off: Entrance testAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (Estd: 2002); Elamakara, Edappatthy, Kochi-26; Tel: 0484-4008031/2858031; Website: www.aimshospital.org; Seats: 100; Cut-off: Entrance testArmed Forces Medical College (Estd: 1948); Sholapur Road, Pune-40; Tel: 020-26306000/ 26802216/26306055; Website: www.afmc.nic.in; Seats: 135;Cut-off: Entrance testArmy Institute of Law (Estd: 1999); Sec-68, Mohali-62; Tel: 0172-5039280/509536-38; Website: www.armyinstituteoflaw.org; Seats: 80; Cut-off: Entrance testAsutosh College (Estd: 1916); 92, S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-26; Tel: 033-24554504; Website: www.asutoshcollege. org; Seats: 800 in Arts, 1,200 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per cent in Science, 60 per cent in ArtsAurora’s Degree College (Estd: 1989) Chikkadpally, Hyderabad-20; Tel: 040-27662668; Website: www.aurora.edu.inAwadh Girls Degree College, University of Lucknow (Estd: 1958); No. 20-A, Vikram Adiyta Marg, Lucknow-01; Tel: 0522-2236291/2229470/ 3261084; Seats: 231 in Arts; Cut-off: 45 per cent in ArtsA.V. College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1968); Gagan Mahal, Hyderabad-13;Tel: 040-23223159/27637751; Seats: 83 in Arts, 220 in Science, 340 in CommerceAvanthi Degree and P.G. College (Estd: 1992); 3-4-875/A/1, Barkatpura Bus Depot Road, Hyderabad-27; Tel: 040-66414448; Website: www.avanthicollege.ac.in; Seats: 456 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per centadvertisementBB.D. Arts College (Estd: 1956); City Campus, Opp. Vinubhai Tower, Lal Darwaja,, Ahmedabad-01; Tel: 079-22147181 Website: http://www.bdartscollege.orgB.M. College of Commerce, (Estd: 1943); 845, Shivajinagar, Pune-04; Tel: 020-25654943/ 25650183/25676254; Website: www.bmcc.ac.inBadruka College of Commerce (Estd: 1950); Station Road, Kachiguda, Hyderabad-27; Tel: 040-24650597/24741610/ 24732832; Website: www.badruka.comBangabasi College (Estd: 1896); 19, Rajkumar Chakraborty Sarani, Kolkata-09; Tel: 033-23605995; Website: www.bangabasi.orgBangalore Medical College (Estd: 1955); IMA Circle, K.R. Road, Fort, Bangalore-02; Tel: 080-26704342; Website: www.bangaloremedicalcollege.org; Seats: 150, Cut off: Entrance testBangalore University for Legal Studies (Estd: 1993); R.V. Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-04; Tel: 080-26561072; Website: www.bhshes.org/bils; Seats: 60; Cut-off: 60 per centBarrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College (Estd: 1953); 6, RiverSide Road & 85 Middle Road, Barrackpore, Kolkata-20; Tel: 033-25920603/8855/25945270; Website: www.brsnc.comBethune College (Estd: 1879); 181, Bidhan Sarani, Beadon Street, Sovebazar, Kolkata-06; Tel: 033-22192097/22421731; Website: www.bethunecollege. ac.in; Seats: 185 in Science, 175 in Arts; Cut-off: 70 per cent for Science, 60 per cent for ArtsBharat Mata College (Estd: 1965), Thrikkakara, Kakkanad, Seaport Airport Road, Kochi-21; Tel: 0484-2425121; Website: www.bmc.ac.inBhavan’s New Science College (Estd: 1956); Door No: 3-5-116 to 121, Near Old MLA Quarters, Opposite to Shalimar Function Hall, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad-29; Tel: 040: 247548112/24750150; Website: www.newsciencecollege.orgBhavan’s College (Estd: 1953); Near Andheri Sports Club, Andheri West, Mumbai-49;Tel: 022-26256451/2; Website: www.bhavans.info; Seats: 459 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per centBhawani Niketan Degree College (Estd: 1990); Sikar Road, Jaipur-12; Tel: 0141-2339753Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (Estd: 1964); Vidya Vihar, Pilani-31, Tel: 0159-6242013/211, Website: www.bits-pilani.ac.in, Seats: 2,120 Cut-off: Entrance testBMS College of Engineering (Estd: 1946); Bull Temple Road, Bangalore-19 Website: www.bmsce.in; Tel: 080-26622130-35B.M. College of Commerce (Estd: 1943); Agarkar Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Shivaji Nagar, Pune-04 Tel: 020-25654943/ 25650183/25676254 Website: www.bmcc. ac.inCC.U. Shah Science College (Estd: 1965); Near Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road,Ahmedabad-14; Website: www.cushahsciencecollege.org; Tel: 079-27642987Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (Estd: 1911); Chowk, Lucknow-03, Tel: 0522-2257540; Website: www.kgmcindia.com; Seats: 185; Cut-off: Entrance testChrist College (Estd: 1969); Hossur Road, Bangalore-29; Tel: 080-40129301/40129012/40129100; Website: www.christ-college.edu ; Seats: 550 in Arts, 1,050 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent for ScienceChristian Medical College, Vellore (Estd: 1942); Vellore-04, Tamil Nadu; Tel: 0416-2284202; Website: www.cmc-vellore.edu; Seats: 60; Cut-off: Entrance testChristian Medical College, Ludhiana (Estd: 1894); Brown Road, Ludhiana-08; Tel: 0161-50105819/2610856/2601919; Website: www.cmcludhiana.org; Seats: 50; Cut-off: Entrance testCity College of Commerce & Business Administration (Estd: 1939); 13, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata-12; Tel: 033-22196281/25588343DDAV College (Estd: 1958); Sector-10, Chandigarh-11; Tel: 0172-2743980/2741708;Website: www.davchd.com; Seats: 225 in Science, 569 in Science; Cut-off: 70 per cent for Commerce, 70 per cent for ScienceDAV Degree College (Estd: 1956); Pt. Ras Bihari Tiwari Marg, Lucknow-04; Website: www.davpglu.co.cc; Tel: 0522-3253109; Seats: 329 in ScienceD.G. Ruparel College (Estd: 1952); Senapati Bapat Marg, Opp. Matunga Railway Station, Mahim, Mumbai-16; Tel: 022-24376971, Website: www.ruparel.edu; Seats: 480 in Science, 240 in Arts; Cut-off: 45 per cent for Science, 60 per cent for ArtsD.G. Vaishnav College (Estd: 1964); 833, Gokul Bagh, E. V. R. Priyar Salai, Arumbakkam, Chennai-06; Tel: 044-24756655/24754349/24753008; Website: www.dgvaishnavcollege.com; Seats: 400 in Science, 210 in Arts; Cut-off: 90 per cent for Science, 60 per cent for ArtsadvertisementDelhi College of Arts and Commerce, (Estd: 1987); Netaji Nagar, Delhi-23; Tel: 011-24109821, 26116333 Website: www.dcac.du.ac.in; Seats: 194 in CommerceDelhi Technical University (Estd: 1941); Bawana Road, Near Sector 7, Shahbad Daulatpur, Delhi-42; Tel: 011-27871018/42/23; Website: www.dce.ac.in; Seats: 910; Cut-off: Entrance testDeshbandhu College (Estd: 1952); Kalkaji, Delhi-19; Tel: 26439565; Website: www.deshbandhucollege.ac.in; Seats: 567 in ScienceDinabandhu Andrews College (Estd: 1956); 54, Raja S. C. Mallick Road, Baishnabghata, Kolkata-84; Tel: 033-24304377; Website: www.dacollege.orgE Elphinstone College (Estd: 1856); 156 M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai-32; Tel: 022-22843797; Website:www.elphinstonecollege.ac.in; Seats: 180 in Science, 140 in Arts, 480 in Commerce;Cut-off: 72 per cent for Science, 70 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent in CommerceEthiraj College for Women (Estd: 1948); No. 70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai-08; Tel: 044-28279189; Website: www.ethirajcollege.org; Seats: 211 in Arts, 477 in Science, 416 in Commerce FFaculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Estd: 1891); Quila Road, Aligarh-02; Tel: 0571-2720575/2902127; Website: www.amu.ac.in; Seats: 100 , Cut-off: Entrance testFaculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University (Estd: 1916); Varanasi-05; Tel: 0542-2369018/2575821; Website: www.bhu.ac.in; Cut-off: Entrance TestFaculty of Law, Rohtak University, (Estd: 1978); Rohtak-01; Tel: 01262-272436; Website: www.mdurohtak.com; Seats: 320; Cut-off: Entrance TestFaculty of Law, University of Delhi (Estd: 1924); Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi; Delhi-07, Tel: 011-27940296/ 27667483; Website: www.du.ac.in; Seats: 2,100; Cut-off: Entrance TestFaculty of Law, University of Kolkata (Estd: 1909); 51/1 Hazara Road, Ballygaunge Phari, Kolkata-19; Tel: 033-61462836/ 24614712; Website: www.calcutta univ.net.in; Seats: 100; Cut-off: Entrance TestFaculty of Law, University of Mumbai, (Estd: 1857); M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai-32; Tel: 022-22652819/2825;Website: www.mu.ac.inFaculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University (Estd: 1989); Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25; Tel: 011-26981717/ 3946; Website: www.jmi.nic.ac; Seats: 80; Cut-off: Entrance TestFergusson College (Estd: 1885); F.C. Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-04; Tel: 020-25654212/25663336/25675960; Website: wwww.fergusson.eduSeats: 475 in Arts, 884 in Science; Cut-off: 79 per cent for Arts, 64 per cent for ScienceGGargi College (Estd: 1967); Siri Fort Road, New Delhi-49; Tel: 011-26494544/ 26963409/26491490; Website: www.gargicollege.in; Seats: 460 in Arts, 342 in Science, 253 in Commerce;Cut-off: 70 per cent in Arts, 92 per cent in CommerceGoenka College of Commerce and Business Administration (Estd: 1905); 210 B.B. Ganguly Street, Bowbazar, Kolkata-12;Tel: 033-22412216/22192056;Website: www.gccbakol.org; Seats: 420; Cut-off: 88 per centGokhale Memorial Girls’ College (Estd: 1938); 1/1, Harish Mukherjee Road; Kolkata-20; Tel: 033-22238287; Website: www.gokhalecollege kolkata.com; Seats: 191 in ArtsGovernment College for Boys (Estd: 1953); Sector-11, Chandigarh-11; Tel: 0172-2747393; Website: www.gc11.comGovernment College for Girls (Estd: 1956); Sector-11, Chandigarh-11; Tel: 0172-2740614/2580386; Website: www.gcg.org; Seats: 867 in Arts, 288 in Science, 289 in Commerce; Cut-off: 50 per cent for Arts, 65 per cent for Science, 75 per cent for CommerceGovernment Medical College, (Estd: 1950); Thiruvananthapuram-11 ;Tel: 0471-2444270;Website: www.govtmedicalcollegetvm.netGrant Medical College, (Estd: 1845); J.J. Road, Byculla, Mumbai-08; Tel: 022-23735555;Website: www.grantmedicalcollege-jjhospital.org; Seats: 200; Cut-off: Entrance TestGujarat Arts and Science College (Estd: 1869); Opposite Hotel Kanak, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad-06; Tel: 079-26477295; Website: www.gacc.inadvertisementGujarat National Law University, (Estd: 2004); E-4, GIDC Electronics Estate, Sector-26, Gandhinagar-28; Tel: 079-23287157/58; Website: http://www.gnlu.ac.in; Seats: 160; Cut-off: Entrance TestGuru Guru Govind Singh College for Women (Estd: 1973); Sector-26, Chandigarh-26; Tel: 0172-2792757/2791610; Website: www.ggscw.orgGuru Nanak College (Estd: 1971); Velachery H Road, Guindy, Chennai-42; Tel: 044-22451746; Website: www.gurunanakcollege.inHH.A. College of Commerce (Estd: 1956); Ellisbridge, Opp. Law Garden, Ahmedabad-06; Tel: 079-26445459/ 26740481/ 9879025135; Website: www.hacollege.com; Seats: 600; Cut-off: 75 per centH.K. Arts College (Estd: 1955); Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-09; Tel: 079-26585429; Website: www.hkartscollege.in; Seats: 760; Cut-off: 65 per centH.K. Commerce College (Estd: 1968); Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-09; Tel: 079-26585429, 26589961, 65439212; Seats: 834; Cut-off: 53 per centH.R. College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1960), 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20; Tel: 022- 22876115/ 22042195/22021329; Website:www.hrcollege.edu; Seats: 960; Cut-off: 77 per centH.V. Desai College of Arts, Commerce And Science, 596, Bhudhwar Peth, Desai Brother’s, Vidyabhavan, Pune-02Hansraj College (Estd: 1948); Mahatma Hans Raj College Marg, Malka Ganj, Delhi-07; Tel: 011-27667458/27667464/ 27667747; Website: www.hansraj college.com; Seats: 403 in Arts, 656 in Science, 208 in Commerce; Cut-off: 94.5 per cent for Arts, 94.5 per cent for Commerce, 94.25 per cent for ScienceHazarimal Somani College of Arts & Science (Estd: 1938); 23/49, Kulapati, K.M. Munshi Marg, Mumbai-07; Tel: 022-23631261/ 23630265/ 23634462; Website: www.bhavans.infoHeramba Chandra College (Day) (Estd: 1961); 23/49, Gariahat Road, Kolkata-19; Tel: 033-24612689; Website: www.herambachandraadmissions.comHidayatullah National Law University (Estd: 2003); Village-Uparwara, Teh-Abhanpur, New Raipur-61; Tel: 0771-3057603/04; Website: www.hnlu.ac.in; Seats: 90; Cut-off: clat examHindu College (Estd: 1899); University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi-06; Tel: 011-27666718; Website: www.hinducollege.org; Seats: 341 in Arts, 83 in Commerce, 515 in Science; Cut-off: 91 per cent for Arts, 94 per cent for Commerce, 91 per cent for ScienceH.L. Institute of Commerce (Estd: 1936) H.L. College campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-09; Tel: 079-24262820/ 25326050; Website: www.hlinstitute.org;Seats: 520; Cut off: 78 per centIILS Law College (Estd: 1924), Law College Road, Chiplunkar Road, Pune-04, Tel: 020- 25652402/25656775/25652366; Website: www.ilslaw.edu.Indian Institute of Information Technology (Estd: 1999), Deoghat, Jhalwa, Allahabad-12, Tel: 0532-2922000, Website: www.iiita.ac.inIndian Institute of Management and Commerce (Estd: 1973), Khairatabad, Hyderabad-04, Tel: 040-23237902/23231542, Website: www.iimchyderabad.com Seats: 280; Cut off: 76 per centIndian Institute of Technology Bombay (Estd: 1958); A.S. Marg, Powai, Mumbai-76; Tel: 022- 25722545/25767025; Website: www.iitb.ac.in; Seats: 1,886; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Delhi (Estd: 1963); Hauz Khas, New Delhi-16; Tel: 011- 26591770/1791; Website: www.iitd.ac.in; Seats: 677; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati (Estd: 1994); Amingaon, North Guwahati, Guwahati-39; Tel: 0361- 2582006/2583000/09864033979; Website: www.iitg.ernet.in; Seats: 469; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Estd: 1959); Nankari, Kanpur-16; Tel: 0512- 2597578/7678/7385; Website: www.iitk.ac.in; Seats: 781; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Estd: 1951); Kharagpur- 02; Tel: 03222- 255303/282232; Website: www.iitkgp.ac.in; Seats: 1,000; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Madras (Estd: 1959); 44/A, G S T Road, Guindy, Chennai-36; Tel: 044- 22578131/8030/8060; Website: www.iitc.ac.in; Seats: 800; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee (Estd: 1847); Roorkee-67, Tel: 01332-285714/270/ 209/907; Website: www.iitr.ac.in; Seats: 906; Cut-off: Entrance testIndian School of Mines (Estd: 1926); Dhanbad-04; Tel: 0326-2296559/2296560/ 2296561/2296562; Website: www.ismdhanbad.ac.inSeats: 687; Cut-off: Entrance testIndraprastha College for Women (Estd: 1924); 31, Shyam Nath Marg, Delhi-54; Tel: 011- 23953697/ 23962009/ 23974893; Website: www.ipcollege.com; Seats: 760Institute of Medical Sciences (Estd: 1960); Varanasi-05 Tel: 0542-2367568/2369341/ 22367406; Website: www.bhu.ac.in; Cut-off: Entrance testInstitute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (Estd: 1957); 244 A, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-20; Tel: 033-22235181/22041101 Website: www.ipgmer.gov.in Seats: 100 Cut-off: Entrance testInstitute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (Estd: 1919); Varanasi-05; Tel: 0542-6702024; Website: www.itbhu.ac.in; Cut-off: Entrance testInternational College for Girls (Estd: 1995), Gurukul Marg, S.F.S., Mansarovar, Jaipur-20;Tel: 0141-2400160/ 2400161; Website: www.iisjaipur.org. icg.html, Seats: 240 in Arts, 400 in Science, 600 in Commerce; Cut-off: 65 per cent in Arts, 65 per cent in Commerce, 65 per cent in ScienceInternational Institute of Information Technology (Estd: 1998), Gachibowli, Hyderabad-32; Tel: 040-23001967/69/ 66531000; Website: www.iiit.ac.in; Seats: 179, Cut-off: Entrance testIsabella Thoburn College (Estd: 1886); 7 Faizabad Road, Vivekanandapuri, Nirala NagarLucknow-07; Tel: 0522-2321107/2385793; Website: www.itcollege.ac.in; Seats: 459 in Arts, 499 in Science; Cut off: Entrance test for ScienceJJ.G. College of Commerce Asia Campus, Drive-In Road, Ahmedabad-54Tel: 079-26856448/26859986Jai Hind College (Estd: 1948); ‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20; Tel: 022-22040256/ 22819504; Website:www.jaihindcollege.com; Seats: 257 in Arts, 177 in Science, 460 in Commerce; Cut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent for CommerceJai Narain Degree College (Estd: 1946); Station Road, Lucknow; Tel: 0522-2635563 Website: www.jnpg.org Seats: 766; Cut off: Entrance testJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (Estd: 1956); Dhanvantri Nagar, Puducherry-06, Tel: 0413- 2272901; Website: www.jipmer.edu.inJesus & Mary College (Estd: 1968); Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21; Tel: 011-26881945/ 26110041/ 26875400; Website:www.jmcdelhi.com; Seats: 592 in Arts, 164 in Commerce; Cut-off: 92.25 per cent CommerceJogamaya Devi College (Estd: 1932); 92, S. P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-26; Tel: 033-64596218/19; Website: www.jogamayadevicollege.orgJyoti Nivas College (Estd: 1966); Koramangala Industrial Area, Bangalore-95 Tel: 080-25533886/ 25530137/25533886; Website: www.jyotinivas.org; Seats: 240 in Arts, 350 in Commerce; Cut-off: 55 per cent for Arts, 78 per cent for CommerceKKanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Estd: 1965); J.L.N. Marg, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur-04; Tel: 0141- 2706672 Website: www.kanoria college.org; Cut off: 60 per cent in ScienceKasturba Medical College (Estd: 1953); Madhavnagar, Manipal Post, Manipal-04; Tel: 0820- 2922367/2571114;Website: www.manipal.edu Seats: 250; Cut-off: Entrance testKasturba Gandhi Degree & PG College for Women (Estd: 1973); West Marredpally, Secunderabad, Hyderabad-26; Tel: 040-27802416/27707455; Website: www.kasturbagandhicollege.comKelkar Education Trust’s Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1884); Mithaghar Road, Mulund, Mumbai-81; Tel:022-21631421; Website: www.vazecollege.net Seats: 120 in Science; Cut-off: 68 per cent for ScienceKerala Law Academy Law College, (Estd: 1967); Thiruvananthapuram-34; Tel:0471-306422/305931; Website: www.keralauniversity.edu Seats: 80; Cut off: Entrance testKirori Mal College (Estd: 1954) North Campus, Delhi-07; Tel: 011-27667861; Website: www.kmcollege.comKishinchand Chellaram College of Arts, Commerce and Science Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20;;Tel: 022-2855726; Website: www.kccollege.org.inK.J. Somaiya College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Estd: 1956), Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai-77; Tel: 022- 25118650/ 25115915; Website: www.somaiya.edu; Seats: 340 in Arts, 477 in Commerce, 528 in Science; Cut-off: 55 per cent for Arts, 77 per cent for Commerce, 60 per cent for ScienceK.K. Shah Jarodwala Maninagar Science College (Estd: 1975); Ramnagh, Maninagar, Ahmedabad-51; Tel: 079-25462060; Seats: 551KPB Hinduja College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1974), 315, New Charni Road, Mumbai-04; Tel: 022- 23889408/2413704;Website: www.hinduja college.com; Seats: 1,451Cut-off: 87 per centKristu Jayanti College (Estd: 1999); K. Narayanapura, Kothanur, Bangalore-77 Tel: 080-28465611/28465353/ 28465770; Website: www.kristujayanti.comLLady Brabourne College (Estd: 1939); Park Circus, Kolkata-17; Tel: 030-22897720/22842071; Website: www.ladybrabourne. com; Seats: 285 in Arts, 240 in ScienceLady Hardinge Medical College (Estd: 1916), Saheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi-01; Tel: 011-23343984; Website: www.mohfw.nic.in; Seats: 150; Cut-off: Entrance testLady Shri Ram College for Women (Estd: 1956); Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-24; Tel: 011- 26434459/26460400; Website: www.lsrcollege.org; Seats: 684 in Arts, 57 in Commerce; Cut-off: 95.5 per cent for Arts, 95.25 per cent for CommerceL.D. Arts College (Estd: 1937); Amrutlal Hargovandas Campus, Commerce Six Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-09; Tel: 079-26302260/26306619; Website: www.ldarts.org Seats: 520; Cut off: 65 per centL.J. College of Commerce (Estd: 1937); Opposite Vastrapur Octroi Naka, Mahavir Society Satellite Area, Ahmedabad-15; Tel: 079-26742878Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (Estd: 1964); Sion, Mumbai-22; Tel:022-4076381; Website: www.ltmmc.orgLoyola College (Estd: 1925); Sterling Road, Nungam-bakkam, Chennai-34; Tel: 044-28178300/8200; Website: www.loyolacollege.edu; Seats: 965 in Arts, 1,306 in Science, 726 in Commerce; Cut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 70 for science, 85 for CommerceLoyola Academy Degree & P.G. College (Estd: 1976); Old Alwal, Secunderabad, Hyderabad-10; Tel: 040-27862363/27872367; Website: www.loyola academy.edu; Seats: 123 in Arts, 157 in Commerce, 355 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, Science and CommerceLucknow Christian Degree College (Estd: 1888), Gola Ganj, Lucknow-18; Tel: 0522-2626958; Website: www.lcdc.edu.in; Seats: 594; Cut off: Entrance testMMadras Christian College (Estd: 1837); Thambaram East, Chennai-59; Tel: 044-23390675/22395741; Website: www.mcc.edu.in; Seats: 589 in Arts, 280 in Commerce, 657 in Science; Cut-off: 45 per cent for Arts, 60 per cent for Commerce, 55 per cent for ScienceMadras Medical College (Estd: 1835), Periyar Evr Salai, Park Town, Chennai-03; Tel: 044-25305238; Website: www.mmc.tn.gov.in; Seats: 165 Cut-off: Entrance testMaharaja’s College (Estd: 1875), Park Avenue, Near Govt. Hospital, Kochi-11; Tel: 0484- 2352838/ 2363038; Website: www.maharajascollege.com; Seats: 427 in Arts, 230 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, 70 per cent for ScienceMaharani Arts College (Estd: 1949), Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-01; Tel: 080-22257792/9845303555; Seats: 525 in Arts; Cut-off: 50 per centMahila Vidyalaya Degree College (Estd: 1939); Ganga Prasad Marg, Lucknow-18; Tel: 0522-2624534; Website: www.mahilavidyalaya.comMaulana Azad College (Estd:1960); 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata-13; Tel: 033-22443737/22982734; Website: www.maulanaazadcollege.org; Seats: 650 in Arts; Cut-off: 85 per cent for ArtsMaulana Azad Medical College (Estd: 1959); Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-02; Tel: 011- 23231478/26863889; Website: www.mamc.ac.in; Seats: 220 Cut-off: Entrance testMedical College and Hospital (Estd: 1835); 88, College Street, Kolkata-73; Tel: 033-22413929; Website: www.medicalcollege kolkata.org; Seats: 155;Cut-off: Entrance testMeenakshi College for Women (Estd: 1975); 363, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai-24; Tel: 044-24725466/ 24832507; Website: www.meenakshicollege.com; Seats: 432 in ScienceMehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women (Estd: 1968); Sector-36 A, Chandigarh-36; Tel: 0712-2624921/2603355 Website: www.mcmdavcw-chd.edu; Seats: 545 in Arts, 235 in Commerce, 254 in Science; Cut-off: 75 per cent for Arts, 97.8 per cent for Commerce, 60 per cent for ScienceMES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1956); 15th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore-03; Tel: 080-23347045/23341225; Website: www.mesinstitutions.orgM.G. Science Institute (Estd: 1946); Sector-29, Gandhinagar, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-29; Tel: 079-23234365/26300242; Website: www.mgscience.ac.inMiranda House (Estd: 1948), Patel Chest Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi-07; Tel: 011-27667367/27666983; Website: www.mirandahouse.ac.inSeats: 578 in Arts, 382 in Science; Cut-off: 90 per cent for Arts, 88 per cent for ScienceMithibai College (Estd: 1961); Vile Parle (W), Mumbai-56;Tel: 022-26184354; Website: www.mithibai.svkm; ac.in, Seats: 400 in Arts, 450 in Science, 960 in Commerce; Cut-off: 62 per cent for Arts, 60 per cent for Science, 86 per cent for CommerceMLA First Grade College for Women, 14th Cross Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore-03; Tel: 080-23340644MOP Vaishnav College for Women (Estd: 1992), 20, IV Lane, Nungambakkam Highroad, Chennai-34, Tel: 044-23745865/24074839, Website: www.mop-vaishnav.ac.in, Seats: 130 in Arts, 350 in Commerce Cut off: 75 per cent in CommerceMotilal Nehru Institute of Technology (Estd: 1961); Teliarganj, Allahabad-Lucknow Road, Allahabad-04; Tel: 0532-2271152/720/101; Website: www.mnnit.ac.in; Seats: 670; Cut-off: Entrance testMount Carmel College (Estd: 1948), No 58, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore-52; Tel: 080-22261759; Website: www.mountcarmelcollegeblr.co.in; Seats: 350 in Arts, 500 in Commerce, Cut-off: 77 per cent for Arts, 88 per cent for CommerceM.S. Ramaiah Junior and Degree College (Estd: 1962); MSRIT Post, MSR Nagar, Bangalore-54; Tel: 080-3600966/ 3446935; Website: www.msrcasc.org; Seats: 80Cut-off: 60 per centM.S. Ramaiah Medical College (Estd: 1979); MSRIT Post, MSR Nagar, Bangalore-54; Tel: 080-23605190/ 1852/ 23346228; Website: www.msrmc.ac.in, Seats: 150; Cut-off: Entrance testMulund College of Commerce (Estd: 1970); S.N. Road, Mulund, Mumbai-80; Tel: 022-21637400; Website: www.mccmulund.com; Seats: 600; Cut-off: 84.8 per centNNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1964); Vile Parle (W), Mumbai-56; Tel: 022- 26143157/6681; Website: www.nmcce.svkm.ac.in Seats: 960; Cut-off: 93 per centNational Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (Estd: 1998); Justice City, Shameerpet, R.R. District, Hyderabad-78; Tel: 040-23498104/15; Website: www.nalsar.ac.in; Seats: 80; Cut-off: clat examNational College, Basavangudi (Estd: 1945); Vani Vilas Road, Basavangudi, Bangalore-04; Tel: 080- 26601927, 26674441; Website: www.nationalcollegebasavanagudi.org; Seats: 100 in Arts; Cut-off: 65 per cent for ArtsNational College, Jayanagar (Estd: 1945), Jayanagar, 36th Cross, 2nd Main, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560082; Tel: 080-26549684; Seats: 250 in Science; Cut-off: 50 per centNational P.G. College Mainpuri, Lucknow; Tel: 0522-2618312National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Estd: 1962); Kurukshetra-19; Tel: 01744-233100/200; Website: www.nitkkr.ac.inNational Institute of Technology, Surathkal (Estd: 1960); Srinivasanagar, Surathkal, Mangalore-25; Tel: 0824-2474034/036; Website: www.nitk.ac.in; Seats: 666; Cut-off: Entrance testNational Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (Estd: 1964), Trihy, Duvakudi, Tiruchirapalli-15; Tel: 0431-2500177/370; Website: www.nitt.edu; Seats: 893; Cut-off: Entrance testNational Institute of Technology, Warangal (Estd: 1959); NIT Campus, Warangal-04; Tel: 0870-2459117/ 2468000/2462000; Website: www.nitw.ac.in; Seats: 805;Cut-off: Entrance testNational Law Institute University, Bhopal (Estd: 1998), Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal-44; Tel: 0755- 2696717; Website: www.nliu.com; Seats: 82, Cut-off: clat examNational Law Institute University, Jodhpur (Estd: 2001); Pali Road, Jodhpur-04; Tel: 0291- 2577530/2551460/ 9829027701; Website: www.nlujodhpur.ac.in; Seats: 100; Cut-off: clat examNational Law School of India University (Estd: 1987); Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-72; Tel: 080- 23160532/33/ 23492646; Website: www.nls. ac.in; Seats: 80; Cut-off: clatNational P. G. College (Estd: 1974) 2, Rana Pratap Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow-01 Tel: 0522- 2618312, Website: www.npgclko.org Seats: 400 in Commerce Cut off: 78 per centNational University of Advanced Legal Studies (Estd: 2002), Kaloar, Kochi-17 Tel: 0484-2337363, Website: www.nuals.ac.in, Seats: 65Cut-off: clat examNavyug Kanya Degree College Rajendra Nagar, Lucknow-04, Tel: 0522-2693298 / 2389672Ness Wadia College of Commerce (Estd: 1969), 19, V.K. Joagpath, Opposite central excise office, Pune-01 Tel: 020-26167024/25440122 Website: www.nesswadiacc. com, Seats: 2,068; Cut-off: 70 per centNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Mahila Government Degree College; Aliganj, Lucknow-10; Tel: 0522-2370006Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (Estd: 1983); Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector 3, Dwarka Mor, New Delhi-73; Tel: 011-25099023-37; Website: www.nsit.ac.in; Seats: 500; Cut-off: Entrance testNirma Institute of Technology (Estd: 1995); Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad-81; Website: www.nirmauni.ac.in; Tel: 2717-241900-04/241911-15; Seats: 634; Cut-off: Entrance testNizam College (Estd: 1887); Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-01; Tel: 040-23234231/23234231; Website: www.osmania.ac.in; Seats: 220 in Arts, 316 in Science; Cut-off: 87 per cent for Arts, 97 per cent for ScienceNMKRV College for Women (Estd:1971); 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-11; Tel: 080-6637042/6340116; Website: www.rsst-nmkrvcollege.netNowrosjee Wadia College (Estd: 1932); 19, Late Principal V. K. Joag Path, Pune-01; Tel: 020-26169000/26162944/ 26169108; Website: www. nowrosjeewadia.com; Seats: 1,000 in Arts, 480 in Science Cut off: 55 per cent for ArtsOOsmania Medical College (Estd: 1915); Kothi, Hyderabad-01; Tel: 040-24656992/ 27762108/24656992; Website: www.osmania.ac.in; Seats: 100; Cut-off: Entrance testPPragati Maha Vidyalaya (Estd: 1973); 4-3-148,Hanuman Tekdi, Kandaswamy Lane, Hyderabad-95, Tel: 040-47537684/753887 Website: www.pragatimahavidyalaya.orgPresidency College Chennai (Estd: 1840); Kamrajnagar Salai, Chennai-76; Tel: 044-28510732/28550834; Website: www.presidencychennai.com; Seats: 950 in Arts, 230 in Commerce, 337 in Science Cut-off: 72 per cent for Science, 80 per cent for CommercePresidency College, Kolkata (Estd: 1817); 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-73; Tel: 033-22412738/22411960; Website: www.presidency-college kolkata.ac.in; Seats: 250 in ArtsPSG College of Technology (Estd: 1951); Avanash Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-04; Tel: 0422-2573833/2572177/ 4344777; Website: www.psgtech.eduQQueen Mary’s College (Estd: 1914); Mylapore, Chennai-04; Tel: 28445910/28444995; Website: www.queenmarys.net; Seats: 628 in Science, 180 in Commerce; Cut-off: 55 per cent for Science, 90 per cent for CommerceRRaja Bahadur Venkata Rama Reddy Women’s College (Estd: 1954); 3-4-527, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad-27; Tel: 040-27564660, 27551026, 27564296; Website: www.rbvrrwomenscollege.netRajasthan College (Estd: 1957); College Campus; Jaipur-04; Tel: 0141-2710565Ramjas College (Estd: 1917); Maurice Nagar, University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-07; Tel: 011-27667693/ 27667706/27667692; Website: www.ramjascollege.edu; Seats: 444 in Arts, 1,555 in Science, 162 in Commerce; Cut-off: 80 per cent for Arts, 85 per cent for Science, 94 per cent for CommerceRani Birla Girls College(Estd: 1961); 38, Shakespeare Sarani-19; Kolkata-17; Tel: 033-22875509; Website: www.rbgc.inR.A. odar College of Commerce and Economics(Estd: 1941); Matunga East, Mumbai-19; Tel: 022-24020439; Website: www.rapodar.ac.in; Seats: 840; Cut-off: 88 per centSSacred Heart College (Estd: 1944); Thevara Road, Kochi-13; Tel: 0484-2663813/ 2663002; Website: www.shcollege.ac.in; Seats: 140 in Arts, 140 in Commerce, 526 in Science; Cut-off: 90 per cent for Arts, 95 per cent for Commerce, 70 per cent for ScienceSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (Estd: 1961); Surat-07; Tel: 0261-2223371-74; Website: www.svnit.ac.in; Cut-off: Entrance testSarojini Naidu College for Women, Opp Post Office Lane, Street No 6 & 7, Chikkadpally, Hyderabad-20; Tel: 040-27662691/27651035School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Estd: 1994); Kalamassery, Kochi; Tel: 0484-2575465; Website: sls.cusat.ac.in; Seats: 36; Cut-off: Entrance testScottish Church College (Estd: 1830); No.3, Urquahart Square, Kolkata-06; Tel: 033-235003862/ 23514528/23505207; Website: www.scottish church.ac.in; Seats: 305 in Arts, 405 in Science; Cut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent for ScienceSeshadripuram College (Estd: 1973); Sheshadripuram, Bangalore-20; Tel: 080-22955354/9972096553; Website: www.scpucbangalore.com; Seats: 400 in Commerce; Cut-off: 70 per centSeth Anandaram Jaipuria College (Estd: 1945); 10, Raja Nabakrishna Street; Kolkata-05; Tel: 033-23553647Seth G.S. Medical College (Estd: 1926); Parel, Mumbai-12; Tel: 022- 24136051; Website: www.gsm.edu; Seats: 180; Cut-off: Entrance testShia Degree College (Estd: 1922), Sitapur Road, Khadra, Lucknow-07; Tel:0522-2369331; Website: www.shiapgcollege.orgShri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College (Estd: 1990), 34, 1st Cross, J.C. Road, Bangalore-02; Tel: 080-43430105/ 43430100; Website: www.jaincollege.ac.in Seats: 120 in Arts 1,000 in Commerce; Cut-off: 62.5 per cent for Arts 75 per cent and CommerceShri Guru Gobind Singh College (Estd: 1966); Sector 26, Chandigarh-19; Tel: 0712-2792754/2790312; Website: www.sggscollege.ac.inShri Shikshayatan College (Estd: 1955); 11 Lord Sinha Road, Theatre Road, Kolkata-71; Tel: 033-22826033/ 22827296; Website: www.shrishikshayatancollege.com; Seats: 311 inArts, 538 in Commerce; Cut-off: 50 per cent for Arts, 88 per cent in CommerceShri Ram College of Commerce (Estd: 1926); Maurice Nagar, University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-07; Tel: 011- 27667905/27666519; Website: www.srcc.edu; Seats: 583; Cut-off: 94.75 per centShri Sathya Sai College for Women (Estd: 1974); Sector 2, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur-04; Tel: 0141-2653792/ 2653730; Website: www.saicollege-jaipur.org; Seats: 50 in Arts; Cut-off: 48 per cent in ArtsShri Umiya Arts and Commerce College for Girls (Estd: 1955); Umiya Campus, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway, Sola, Ahmedabad-60; Tel: 079-27491011SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1960); Jain Society, Sion, West Mumbai-22; Tel: 022-24072729; Website: www.siesascs.net Seats: 352 in Science; Cut-off: 55 per cent for ScienceSir Parshurambhau College (Estd: 1916); Tilak Road, Lokmanya Nagar, Pune-30; Tel: 020-24332479 / 24331978/ 24336572/ /9881071213; Website: www.spcollegepune.org Seats: 373 in Arts; Cut-off: 60 per cent in ArtsSivanath Sastri College (Estd: 1961); 23/49 Gariahat Road, Golpark, Kolkata-29; Tel:033-24834869/24612689; Website:www.sivanathsastricollege.com; Seats: 450 in Commerce; Cut-off: 68 per centSophia College for Women (Estd: 1941), Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai-26; Tel: 022-23512643/ 23512642/23523304; Website: www.sophiacollege-mumbai.com; Seats: 400 in Arts, 120 in ScienceSri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (Estd: 1984); Pitampura, Delhi-34 Tel: 011-27321815; Website: www.sggscc.com; Seats: 381; Cut-off: 90.5 per centSri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Estd: 1985)’ Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-16, Tel:044-24765512 Website: www.srmc.edu, Seats: 150, Cut-off: Entrance testSri Venkateswara College (Estd: 1961); Benito Jaurez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-21; Tel: 011-24118590/ 24112196; Website: www.svcollege.net; Seats: 372 in Arts, 723 in Science, 179 in Commerce; Cut-off: 85 per cent in Arts, 91 per cent for Science, 93.5 per cent for CommerceS.S. Subodh Jain College (Estd: 1954), Ram Bagh Circle, Jaipur-04; Tel: 0141-2565989/2573287; Website: www.subodhpgcollege.com/institutions.htm; Seats: 1,152 in Commerce, 451 in Science; Cut-off: 70 per cent for Commerce, 60 per cent for ScienceSt. Albert’s College (Estd: 1946); Banerji Road, Ernakulam, Kochi-18; Tel: 0484- 2394225/2665184/ 2391245; Website: www.alberts.ac.in; Seats: 87 in Arts, 260 in Science, 60 in Commerce; Cut-off: 81 per cent for Arts, 73 per cent for Science, 91 per cent in CommerceSt.Ann’s Degree College for Women (Estd: 1983); Santoshnagar Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-28; Tel: 040-23513020/7919; Website: www.stannscollegehyd.com; Seats: 128 in Arts, 49 in Science; Cut-off: 50 per cent for ArtsSt. Francis College for Women (Estd: 1959); St. No. 6, Uma Nagar, Begampet, Hyderabad-16; Tel: 040-23403200 / 23413611/ 23418308; Website: www. stfranciscollege.ac.in; Seats: 150 in Arts, 260 in Commerce; Cut-off: 70 per cent for Arts, 85 per cent for CommerceSt. John’s Medical College (Estd: 1963); Sarjapur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore-34; Tel: 0495-22065031/53; Website: www.stjohns.org.in; Seats: 60; Cut-off: Entrance testSt. Joseph’s College (Estd: 1882); 36, Lalbagh Road, Bangalore-27, Tel: 080-22211429/ 22274079; Website: www.sjc.ac.in; Seats: 270 in Arts, 375 in Commerce; Cut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, 70 per cent for CommerceSt. Joseph’s Degree & P.G. College (Estd: 1997); 5-9-1106, King Koti Road, Hyderabad-29; Tel: 040- 23234860/2323 1769; Website: www.josephspgcollege.ac.in; Seats: 400 in Commerce; Cut-off: 60 per cent in CommerceSt. Mira’s College for Girls (Estd: 1962 ); 6, Koregaon Road, Pune-01; Tel: 020-26126564/ 26124846; Website: www.miracollege. net; Seats: 187 in ArtsSt. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College (Estd: 1864); 33/1 Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani (formerly Amherst Street); Kolkata-09, Tel: 033-23503682; Website: www.stpaulscmcollege.orgSt. Stephen’s College (Estd: 1881); University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-07; Tel: 011-47667462; Website: www.ststephens.edu; Seats: 230 in Arts, 220 in Science; Cut-off: 95 per cent for ScienceSt. Teresa’s College (Estd: 1925); Park Avenue Road, Ernakulam, Kochi-11; Tel: 0484-2352197/22620661/2351870; Website: www.teresas.ac.in; Seats: 347 in Arts, 64 in Commerce, 322 in Science; Cut-off: 70 per cent for Arts, 95 per cent for Commerce, 60 per cent for ScienceSt. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad (Estd: 1955); Navrangpura, University Road, Ahmedabad-09; Tel: 079-26308057/ 26300836; Website: www.stxavierscollege.org; Seats: 280 in Arts, 381 in Science; Cut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 44 per cent for ScienceSt. Xavier’s College, Kolkata (Estd: 1860); 30, Park Street, Kolkata-16, Tel: 033- 22877278/22801927/ 22551205; Website: www.sxccal.edu; Seats: 248 in Arts, 1,000 in Commerce, 452 in Science; Cut-off: 91 per cent for CommerceSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (Estd: 1869); 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-01; Tel: 022- 22620661/22620662;Website: www.xaviers.edu; Seats: 360 in Arts, 360 in Science; Cut-off: 89 per cent for Arts, 50 per cent for ScienceStani Memorial P. G. College, IIRM Campus,Tagore Marg, Agarwal Farm, Mansarovar, Jaipur; Tel: 0141-2397563, 2395402, 2397551, 2396648; Website: www.smc.ac.in; Seats: 102 in Science; Cut-off: 68 per cent for ScienceStanley Medical College (Estd: 1938); Old Jail Road, MINT, Near Artys College, Chennai-01; Tel: 044-25281351; Website: www.stanmed.net; Seats: 150; Cut-off: Entrance testStella Maris College (Estd: 1947); No.17; Cathedral Road Chennai-86; Tel: 044-28111987/951; Website: stellamariscollege.org; Seats: 337 in Arts, 402 in Science, 264 in Commerce; Cut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 75 per cent for Science, 95 for commerceSymbiosis Society’s Law College, (Estd: 1977); Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-04; Tel: 020-25655114/3943; Website: www.symlaw.ac.in; Seats: 219; Cut-off: Entrance testSymbiosis Societys College of Arts & Commerce, (Estd: 1983); Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-04; Tel: 020-25653903/ 25430547/25657243; Website: www.symbosiscollege.org; Seats: 109 in Arts, 790 in Commerce; Cut-off: 50.17 for Arts, 86.8 for CommerceTTamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (Estd: 1997); 5 P.S. Kumaraswami Raja Salai, Poompozhil, R.A. Puram, Chennai-04; Tel: 044-25340907/24641919; Website: www.tndalu.orgThapar University (formerly Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology) (Estd: 1956); Patiala-04, Tel: 0751-2393021; Website: www.thapar.edu; Seats: 720; Cut-off: Entrance testThe Cochin College (Estd: 1967); Kochi-02; Tel: 0484-2224954, Website: www.thecochincollege.orgThe Oxford College of Science (Estd: 1994); 40, 1st Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore-78; Tel: 080-26552500-04/9341314101; Website: www.theoxford.eduThe W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (Estd: 1999); 12 L.B. Block,Salt Lake, Kolkata-98; Tel: 033-23357379 Website: www.nujs.edu; Cut-off: clat examUUniversity College of Law, Bangalore University (Estd: 1948), Jnana Bharati Campus, Bangalore-56, Tel: 080-23392384/22961178, Website: www.bub.ernet.in, Seats: 92;Cut-off: 70 per centUniversity College of Law, Osmania University (Estd: 1960); Near O.U. Campus, O.U. Road, Oppal, Hyderabad-81; Tel: 040-27098928/ 27682368; Website: www.osmania.ac.inUniversity College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital (Estd: 1971), Dilshad Garden, Delhi-95; Tel: 011-22582106/ 2972/22357788; Website: www.ucms.ac.inSeats: 150; Cut-off: Entrance testVVellore Institute of Technology (Estd: 1984); Katpadi, Vellore-14; Tel: 0416- 2243100/091; Website: www.vit.ac.in; Seats: 2,568; Cut-off: Entrance testVivekananda College (Ramakrishna Mission ) (Estd: 1946); 70 & 72, P.S.Sivaswami Salai,Mylapore, Chennai-04; Tel: 044-24993057/ 24996134 Website: www.rkmvc.ac.in; Seats: 140 in Arts, 140 in Commerce; Cut-off: 90 per cent for Arts and CommerceWWilson College (Estd: 1829); Chowpatty Seaface Road, Mumbai-07; Tel: 022-23637663/42134343/301/302/308; Website: www.wilsoncollege. eduWomen’s Christian College (Estd: 1915); College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-06; Tel: 033-28275926/28222567 /28276798; Website: www.wcc.edu.in; Seats: 665 in Science, 268 in Arts, 194 in Commerce, Cut-off: 70 per cent for Science, 90 per cent for CommerceThe information may not be complete for all collegeslast_img read more

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You can’t make anyone forcibly like Test cricket, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgThere has been a raging debate whether the next crop of Indian youngsters are passionate enough about playing Test cricket but Sachin Tendulkar reckons that players cannot be forced into liking the longer format.Sachin 100 tons in pictures”To make someone like Test cricket, it has to come from within. There is no set formula that you have to do certain things and then you start liking Test cricket. I grew up dreaming about playing for India – that was the biggest thing I wanted to achieve: to play Test cricket for India and to do well,” Tendulkar said.”Every practice session I went out, I was prepared to work as hard as any of my coaches wanted me to; the only thing I wanted was an India cap. Yes, maybe there are individuals around who feel, ‘If I don’t play Test cricket I don’t miss much.’ You need not force them into something they don’t want to be,” he told a TV channel.”If someone wants to be in Test cricket, then he will find his way, will be ready to push himself as hard as anyone to realise his dreams. I don’t like to push someone to like Test cricket and make him like Test cricket forcibly. I would just keep those two individuals separate,” Tendulkar, who has scored 15470 runs from 188 Test matches, said.Having played top flight cricket for 23 years now, Tendulkar has forged successful on-field partnerships with the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and now the next generation of players.advertisementAsked how he has managed to bond with the players, he replied, “It’s important to know each other’s nature, each other’s personality, how they react to various situations… I have played with the current lot for some time, and there was one stage, when I was already a part of the Indian team for six years when Rahul and Sourav joined me.”So in every generation this process has to take place. I can say that I have played with all of them, so that understanding is very much there,” he added.last_img read more

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Rishkhor: Students at Al Qaida training camps in Afghanistan get degrees in murder

first_imgTHE EPILOGUE: A Northern Alliance soldier rifles through papers found at the Al Qaida camp at Tora Bora”Kal Roos ko bikharte dekha tha,Ab India toot ta dekhenge,Hum barq-e-jehad ke sholon mein,America ko jalta dekhenge.(We saw Russia disintegrate,Now we will see India fall apart,In the flames of jehad we will see,THE EPILOGUE: A Northern Alliance soldier rifles through papers found at the Al Qaida camp at Tora Bora”Kal Roos ko bikharte dekha tha,Ab India toot ta dekhenge,Hum barq-e-jehad ke sholon mein,America ko jalta dekhenge.(We saw Russia disintegrate,Now we will see India fall apart,In the flames of jehad we will see America ablaze).”-Mujahideen ki Lalkaar (War Cry of the Mujahideen), a poem found in a terrorist’s notebook at Rishkhor, Afghanistan.The algebra of evil can be infinite. Or it can unfold with stark simplicity over 1,086 pages.The manual in neatly printed Arabic and accompanied by clear, hand-drawn illustrations is possibly one of the most comprehensive urban terrorist encyclopaedia. It was found at the Rishkhor Military Garrison located 15 km south-west of Kabul, set in the idyllic burnt beige landscape typical of the Afghan countryside.Rishkhor was among the largest and most efficiently organised terrorist training camps of Al Qaida. Just a 30- minute drive from Kabul, Osama bin Laden had established his University of Terror here.Run as a joint venture with Pakistan’s dreaded Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, its teachers were retired Pakistani military personnel and its syllabus one of frightening magnitude. It was here that impressionable young men-they called themselves jehadis-from as far away as China and Chechnya imbibed the mechanics of mayhem laced with religious overtones.YESTERDAY’S WAR: Al Qaida men storm a house during a drill at Al Faruq training camp; (top right) destroyed artillery at the siteThe lessons told terrible truths in the plainest of languages. “For an assassin, reconnaissance is an art. The target has to be well observed. You have to know where he comes and goes, the places he frequents, his friends. Come as close to him and even try and build a relationship with him … the safest way to assassinate someone is by booby-trapping his car, using letter bombs or poisoning him using chemicals which cause heart attacks.”What September 11 had made amply clear, Rishkhor only reiterated: this was not a random group of rebels, the fanatics faithful throwing themselves at the non-Islamic world. This was a motivated, organised army in the making.According to US intelligence sources, close to 25 camps throughout Afghanistan tutored an estimated 11,000 youths, turning them into the multi-skilled Swiss army knives of the jehad.advertisementThe cadres were meant not only to help realise bin Laden’s objective of expelling the US from the Gulf, but also to topple Islamic governments and ultimately help re-establish an Islamic Caliphate.Rishkhor was one of his most powerful indoctrination plants. Its success lay in its ability to fit the hand of medieval ideology into the glove of rigorous scientific military training.The Al Qaida manual leaves nothing to chance. Every element of an act of violence, from the materials and means used for preparation, execution and the aftermath is explained, catered to and taught.Recruits received detailed instructions on techniques of murder: remote-controlled explosives, assault rifles, cars, poisonous chemicals, gases and letter bombs filled with slivers of plastic explosives. There were instructions about the means of getting to a target: by diverting the attention of his security group, creating a fire or staging a street quarrel.The manual instructs further: “To stop the target’s car without shooting in a two-way street, speed up your car and hit his car on the left so it spins around and stops. As soon as it stops, the driver and the hit man start firing.”Close to 25 camps spread throughout Afghanistan transformed nearly 11,000 youth into multi-skilled Swiss army knives of the jehad.For the jehadis’ own use, the manual details first-aid in emergency situations: how to prevent blood loss from wounds and how to survive extreme cold in high mountains, surveillance techniques, briefings about the various intelligence agencies like the CIA and Mossad and a listing of ciphers and codes used by the Al Qaida.Instructors often used perverse analogies faithfully noted by their students. One notebook records how to blow up a helicopter: “1,000 gm hashoon aap uske qabool fuel tankon par rakh kar usko ba-aasani Rajiv Gandhi ki tarah sati kar sakte hain. (Place 1,000 gm of explosives on its fuel tanks and watch it blow up like Rajiv Gandhi).The entire manual has been deliberately given a religious twist, with a liberal sprinkling of quotations from the Koran on instances of subterfuge and psychological warfare to illustrate examples.Chapters usually begin with inscriptions from the Koran like, “It often happens that a small force has beaten a large army.” What follows is a 10-page lesson on infiltration, which makes for chilling reading.advertisementIt talks about the need to travel light, carry minimal food, clothing and arms- “remember, clothes aren’t as important as speed”. Besides guerrilla warfare, the course includes street-fighting techniques, full-frontal military assaults in populated urban areas using tanks, troops and armoured cars.Students were given “practicals” in the open, thin-air laboratory of Rishkhor which involved stripping and assembling small arms, lessons on unit leadership and use of explosives. Rishkhor’s students were taught to destroy practically every modern invention known to man-bridges, battle tanks, helicopters, power pylons.Al Qaida’s bomb- making manuals give precise recipes for the quantity of explosives to be used for damaging and destroying targets: 1 kg to destroy a truck’s fuel tank and 1.2 kg split in six pieces to destroy a railway intersection.The section on timers for explosives lists a range of switches, from complex to crude, including those that can be made from mousetraps, electrical fittings or even ordinary clothes pegs.Students were also given lessons on Indian political parties with notes describing the Bajrang Dal as aThe trained cadres could be deployed anywhere: with the Taliban, in military offensives against the Northern Alliance or in a suicide attack against a US target or an assassination bid. In the case of Alliance military commander Ahmed Shah Masood’s murder, Al Qaida operatives performed a text-book operation. They posed as journalists and used plastic explosives hidden in a video camera.There were rudimentary courses on politics, on Indian political parties and their leaders. Qari Mohammad Irfan from Bahawalpur, Pakistan, scrawled two pages on “extremist Hindu organisations” and their leaders.The parties include the RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal, BJP, ABVP, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and the Shiv Sena. The Bajrang Dal is a “gundon ki tanzeem (party of thugs)” and the Sena is identified as the party that fights against Muslims (“musalmanon ke khilaf ladai karta hain”).It isn’t clear if these organisations were ever targeted by the Al Qaida or its allied groups. But whoever was targeted faced an enemy painstakingly instructed by the indigenous encyclopaedia of terror.When the INDIA TODAY team arrived in Rishkhor, three AK 47-toting government boy soldiers, no older than 22, led it around. One room served as a food store stocking cans of Pepsi and Rose Petal luxury tissues made in Lahore.Around this compound lay the jehad factory’s flotsam-tiny carpets of dust-caked papers, most of them in Urdu and Arabic, but none in the locally spoken Dari and only a few in Pushto.Scattered in the compound around a busted anti-aircraft gun today are papers, hundreds of them, like fragments of the camp’s library: pages from London’s A to Z street map, a bio-chemistry textbook, a US gun magazine, pages from the Koran, dozens of photocopied notes and manuals, the monthly Al-Muslim magazine published from Karachi.There was also a request to the ammo depot for fresh stocks of arms and ammunition and notebooks extensively detailing war fighting techniques.IN LINE OF FIRE: Al Qaida men learn how to operate a Soviet SA-7 missile at the Al-Faruq camp; (left) a ruined office building at RishkhorRishkhor’s students were all foreigners, most of them drawn from the hardline Deobandi madarsas of Pakistan. Apparently, not all adapted well to the Afghan weather. A notebook dated June 26, 1999, lists 48 Pakistani occupants-hailing from cities like Karachi and Bahawalpur-laid up in the camp’s sick bay with complaints ranging from fever to stomach ailments.Today, the camp is empty, its buildings bombed-out hollow shells. This could be the epicentre of an earthquake, yet strangely Rishkhor’s rural idyll seems to be reclaiming its turf from the destruction unleashed on it.Village youth cheekily drive donkeys laden with firewood through the ruins and fat-tailed goats munch the grass spiked with live anti-aircraft shells and ferrous remains of dead battle tanks. A forlorn letter, written in Pushto, blows in the wind. “I’m in the jehad. I’m happy here,” it says.advertisementMaulavi Izzatullah Wakif of the madarsa of Chauhar-Asiya was writing to his family in Pakistan. Wakif’s contentment was rudely shattered by precision laser-guided US bombs that spun out of the October night skies and turned Rishkhor into a death zone.In its heyday, the camp was divided into two sections: one made up of a dozen, single-storey, yellow-and-white buildings surrounded by 10-ft-high brick walls. The second, a row of C-shaped barracks and dozens of houses ringed with conifers.Today, six bomb craters, some 12 ft deep, mark the spot where Rishkhor took its body blow. It was among these ruins that the Taliban hanged mujahideen leader Abdul Haq, captured trying to foment a Pashtoon insurrection. Verses from the Koran are inscribed on the walls of several buildings, with one calling for the liberation of Kashmir.A small hill-with an unmarked stone memorial at the centre – which served as an assembly area, is now littered with a dozen Taliban heavy-artillery guns, prayer mats and armoured personnel carriers.CAPTIVES OF IDEOLOGY: Khalid (left) with other Taliban prisoners of war at Barak Jail; (below) Al Qaida’s young recruitsThree years ago, this five-acre camp housed the Afghan Army’s 7th Infantry Division. In 1998, the Taliban handed it over to bin Laden after the first US cruise missile strikes against his camps.In no time, Rishkhor turned into a fortress, the dusty road leading to it heavily guarded with barriers and machine guns. The lookout posts on hills further isolated it from the public.The camp was run by bin Laden’s deputy Qari Saifullah who occupied an Italian-style mansion with its own swimming pool on a small hill behind the camp. The barracks were divided into various sections.Rooms served as offices with filing cabinets, electronic equipment repair sections and ammunition depots, some still littered with belted, light machine-gun rounds, live grenades and rockets.While the Taliban enforced their medievalism in Afghanistan and farmers cultivated wheat and barley in the scenic valley, the camp was raising its own lethal crop: 500-1,000 recruits were trained at a time in courses lasting up to six weeks.It was a simple, spartan lifestyle: recruits woke up at dawn, said their prayers and did exercises which included push-ups, jogging and running up hillsides. After breakfast they began their training which lasted until noon.The course was divided, in a macabre replica of all conventional science courses, into theory and practicals. Students squatted in open compounds scribbling in Urdu and Arabic on regular ruled notebooks as teachers taught their sciences-not the workings of the solar system or the fragile biology of a flower, but analyses of all major infantry weapons, from AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars to surface-to-air missiles, and the very elementary physics and chemistry used to work them.Bin Laden is said to have visited Rishkhor several times in the past few years but locals say they never saw him. “We were never allowed anywhere near the camp when he visited,” says Mohammed Haya, a wizened old villager.The universities of terror may be shut down but the world’s biggest worry now is where its students choose to use their lessons.WHO were the recruits who attended these camps? The answer lies deep in the Panjshir Valley, in the mud-walled Barak Jail ringed by steep ridges of the Hindu Kush.The jail holds nearly 100 Taliban fighters, including Pakistanis, Arabs, Chechens and even an Uighur from China’s Xinjiang province. All sport turbans and regulation long beards. Among many, like Salahuddin Khalid, 27, a Pakistani from Chagai trained in camps in southern Afghanistan, the flame of jehad still flickers.Khalid, whose beard and thick-rimmed spectacles lend him the air of an Islamic scholar, agrees the war in Afghanistan is over. But he has already becgun looking east. He smiles at his Indian visitors, “Hame aur bhi jang ladni hai. Iske baad hum Kashmir jaayenge. (We have to fight more battles. After this we will go to Kashmir.)”The universities of terror may have been smashed, but Rishkhor’s alumni have proved to be adept and apt pupils. Where they choose to use the lessons learnt must now be the biggest worry of the civilised world.last_img read more

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ICC World Twenty20: Kamran helps Pak beat India by 5 wickets

first_imgA scintillating Kamran Akmal (92 off 50 balls) on Monday helped Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game in Colombo. Shoaib Malik (37* off 18 balls) gave him company.  Pakistan, who were 91/5 in 11.5 overs, were looking down the barrel with the fall of Umar Akmal (c & b Ashwin 2), even as Kamran Akmal (36*) was going strong. At 84/4 in 10.2 overs Pakistan were under pressure chasing 186, having lost Mohammad Hafeez (c Sharma b Ashwin 38) and Shahid Afridi (c Khan b Ashwin 0). Kamran (34*) and Umar Akmal were at the crease.    Mohammad Hafeez (31) Kamran Akmal (29) had earlier torn apart the Indian bowling as Pakistan (73/2 in 8 overs) scored almost nine runs an over. Pakistan, who lost two quick wickets of Imran Nazir (off Ashwin) and Nasir Jamshed (run out), were at 41/2 in 5.2 overs.  Earlier, Pakistan opened their innings on a brisk note scoring 29 runs in just three overs, with Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez holding fort.Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan were at the receiving end of the Pakistan openers blasting them away.  Two brilliant half-centuries by batting sensation Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma powered India to 185/3 against arch-rival Pakistan in their second T20 warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo on Monday.Kohli slammed seven fours in his 75-run knock, while Sharma’s 56 was laced with six bondaries and two sixers. Kohli and Sharma are positive signs for India while Pakistan’s lack of discipline in bowling should worry them. Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal took two wickets and Umar Gul claimed one.Earlier, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Laxmipathy Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin.Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami.advertisementlast_img read more

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Australian eves beat England to win Women’s World T20 title

first_imgAustralian women produced an impressive performance to edge out their English counterparts by four runs in an exciting final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Colombo on Sunday.Put into bat, Australia put up a competitive 142 for four in 20 overs with almost all the batswoman getting runs.Jess Cameron with 45 was the top scorer but openers Meg Lanning (25), Alyssa Healey (26) and Lisa Sthalekar (23 not out) all chipped in with useful contributions.In reply England could manage 138 for nine as Australian bowlers got wickets at regular intervals.Needing 16 of the last over, England managed only 11 runs off spinner Erin Osborne’s over. England needed an over boundary of the last delivery but could manage a single as girls in canary yellow celebrated enthusiastically.In a big ground like Premadasa (although boundaries were shortened), chasing a target of 143 is an uphill task in women’s cricket.Although skipper Edwards showed positive intent but once she was dismissed for 28, the other batswomen could hardly make any impact.They did get the boundaries but couldn’t stay long enough to get a decisive result in their favour.Players like Sarah Taylor, Aaran Brindle all got starts but couldn’t carry on as left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen turned out to be the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 25.She could have taken four had she not dropped a sharp return catch offered by Jenny Gunn.The main wicket of Edwards was however taken by veteran Lisa Sthalekar.While batting, Australia had two significant partnerships that clinched the issue in their favour. The opening partnership of 51 runs between Lanning and Healy and another of 51 runs in six overs between Sthalekar (23) and Cameron.Cameron hit five fours and a six during his 34-ball knock.Brief scores:Australia: 142 for 4 in 20 overs (Jess Cameron 45, Alyssa Healey 26, Meg Lanning 25; Holly Colvin 2/21).England: 138 for 9 in 20 overs (Charlotte Edwards 28; Jess Jonassen 3/25, Lisa Sthalekar 2/16).advertisementlast_img read more

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Recovering Isa Molde plays sparingly in UP loss to FEU

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Molde has no problem playing a reduced role for now as she only appeared as a substitute in the first and fourth sets, since she knows her left ankle hasn’t fully healed.“The coaches are making sure that I should be a hundred percent because if my ankle’s not okay then there might be muscles that could tear apart if I force it,” said Molde in Filipino.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, logisticsMolde sprained her left ankle after landing awkwardly against Ateneo on March 30 and she was forced to sit the Lady Maroons’ next match against University of the East on Wednesday.She admitted there’s still a little bit of pain in her left ankle and she did walk out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with some sort of limp. Ysa Jimenez emerges as reliable 3rd option for UST vs UE Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH 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 UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said Molde could still play against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday but he still has to follow what the physicians tell him.“She’s still out and we’re hoping that she might have time to play on Wednesday if everything goes well,” said Okumu. “We have to listen to our physical therapists, I’m not a doctor so I can’t say if she will play or not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Isa Molde returned after missing one game due to an ankle injury but the University of the Philippines’ star spiker said she’s still taking it easy in fear of risking another sprain.Season 78’s Rookie of the Year was used sparingly in UP’s four-set loss to Far Eastern University, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum and she knows that she can’t go back to her usual self just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Hunger for winning never goes away for Alex Cabagnot

first_imgView comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Even in a state of bliss and the whiff of beer still emanating from the winning locker room, Cabagnot still has San Miguel’s stinging finals loss to Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup at the top of his head.That loss to the Gin Kings in six games was the Beermen’s only defeat in eight finals appearances under head coach Leo Austria, but one loss was enough to light the fire under their belly.Iit’s a tough defeat when we lost to Ginebra in the second conference last year. We felt it. We stepped it up. we just had to do due diligence and make things happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Nothing like first time as Romeo, Standhardinger, Nabong savor Beermen’s newest PBA title LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MANILA, Philippines—Winning never gets old.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img If anything, it’s highly-addictive and staying in a trance has always been the goal for star guard Alex Cabagnot and rest of San Miguel Beer.“The hunger [to win another championship] is always its always there. I think that’s the curse of winning. The more you win, the more you wanna feel it and the more you don’t want to feel losing,” said Cabagnot shortly after winning his eighth PBA title Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.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“So when people say, ‘How do we keep the hunger?’ I think if you’ve won anything, you wanna continue winning. You don’t wanna feel [satisfied].Every championship run is memorable but tough losses, too, are not easy to forget. MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending 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 Krausslast_img read more

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TNT reinforcement Terrence Jones magnifies NLEX’s import woes

first_imgANTIPOLO CITY—NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao was left in awe of TNT import Terrence Jones, acknowledging he’s the biggest reason why the Road Warriors lost their opening game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jones was too much for the Road Warriors as he had himself a debut of 41 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocks to lead the KaTropa to the 102-87 win.“There really was a disparity in the quality of the import.  Of course, we know that he’s a legit NBA player and it all started from there,” said Guiao in Filipino Wednesday at Ynares Center here.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, logisticsJones played eight seasons in the NBA playing for three different teams and had his best year in the 2013-14 campaign with the Houston Rockets wherein he averaged 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds.“The whole team fed off his performance, and on the other hand our import was just a quick replacement.” Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Uncertainty over Serena fitness, Osaka form at Roland Garros Moultrie, who played two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, is still signed with Kalev/Cramo in the Latvian-Estonian Basketball League leaving Mitchell as the best possible option.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img NLEX originally tabbed former Detroit Piston Tony Mitchell but he failed to show up in time, prompting the Road Warriors to get Curtis Washington a week before the start of their conference.Washington, for his part, had 18 points, 18 rebounds, and two blocks.Guiao added that the team could still get Mitchell, whom he said is already the Philippines, for the remainder of the conference.“I think Tony is still around, and there’s that option to still bring him in,” said Guiao. “We heard that he’s here in the Philippines today so we’re looking at that option. We’re playing on Saturday but I don’t know if there’s enough time to do that. But we are seriously considering that option.”Another option for Road Warriors is former reinforcement Arnett Moultrie who was with them during the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

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Adam Silver reveals advice he’s given to Zion Williamson

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Raptors lead at halftime of Game 2 vs Warriors Williamson is likely to go No. 1 overall to New Orleans. David Griffin has taken over as the executive in charge of the basketball operation for the Pelicans, and Silver says his sense is that “Griff is the right guy at the right time” for that franchise — one that may have to decide whether to trade star center Anthony Davis in the coming weeks or months.Silver also discusses the FIBA World Cup that will be held in China this summer, the fascination with free agency and the excitement level in Toronto for the NBA Finals between the Raptors and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.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, logisticsAlso on the program: Raptors coach Nick Nurse talks about Canada’s excitement level, Warriors coach Steve Kerr tells how he missed a game-winner once in Toronto’s baseball stadium, and Reynolds and fellow AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney realize they have no idea how to properly pronounce the name of the city that has played host to Games 1 and 2 of the title series. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has already offered presumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson advice on enjoying the process of entering the league.Silver, who appears on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now with AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds, also says he sees no reason to intervene with the drama that has surrounded the Los Angeles Lakers in recent weeks. He says he’s monitoring matters, but adds that it’s his understanding that owner Jeanie Buss and former team president Magic Johnson have simply decided they’re better off as friends and not business partners.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgThe bench suggested that a representation should be made to the Speaker about the lacunae in law so that it can be taken care of. When advocate Ravi Prakash Mehrotra drew the attention of the court to a speech of President Pranab Mukherjee on disruption and non-functioning of Parliament, the bench said “the first citizen of the country has already advised them and they would take the advise seriously.” The PIL said over the last six sessions, nearly 2,162 hours of business has been lost. It said that in the absence of a law, there is total vacuum to deal with the issue of non-functioning of Parliament as was witnessed in the recent monsoon session when large part of the proceedings were washed out due to opposition protests. Earlier this month, the apex court had refused to entertain another PIL asking it to interpret the “absolute privilege” an MP claims to disrupt parliamentary proceedings at the cost of the taxpayers? money. The petition filed by NGO Janshruti had said the idea of “privilege is vague” and requires clarity in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Rules. PTI SJK RKS ARClast_img read more

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Barcelona Held by Newly-promoted Osasuna as Slow Start to La Liga Season Continues

first_imgPamplona: Ansu Fati became the third youngest player to score in La Liga on Saturday but the 16-year-old could not rescue Barcelona from being held to a 2-2 draw away at newly-promoted Osasuna.Fati equalised five minutes after coming on at half-time and Barca looked likely to complete the comeback when Arthur Melo, also on a substitute, made it two 13 minutes later at El Sadar Stadium. Yet Roberto Torres, who had given Osasuna an early lead, delivered a twist by scoring a late second from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique handballed.As Barcelona refuse to give up on their pursuit of Neymar before the transfer window closes on Monday, this was another reminder of the talent that already exists in their ranks.Coach Ernesto Valverde appears ready to look to the future rather than the past, with Carles Perez, a 21-year-old product of La Masia, also providing two assists on his second consecutive start.He should even have scored the winner but the concern will be that Barca needed Fati and Perez at all, even taking into account the injuries to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.Antoine Griezmann put on a statement display in the win over Real Betis last weekend but he was quiet again here and it remains to be seen whether the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu feels negotiations for Neymar should now be pushed over the line.Guillermo Amor, Barcelona’s director of institutional relations, told Movistar on Saturday the deal is not dead.”The market closes soon but we still have a few days,” said Amor. “Nothing is done and we are waiting to see what can happen. Of course, something can happen at the last minute. We are calm.”BAD BARCARoberto Torres also came through the ranks at Osasuna and has more than 200 appearances for the club. His double means they are unbeaten from their first three games, having returned to the top flight for the first time since 2017.Both teams stood for a minute’s silence before kick-off in a show of support for Luis Enrique, Barcelona’s former coach and player, whose daughter Xana died aged nine last week. Barca’s fans then chanted his name when the silence ended.Barcelona started badly and got worse in the second half, the opening 45 minutes strewn with misplaced passes and lacking a single chance for the visitors.Osasuna also forced the issue, pressing hard and showing more bite than Barca, with Brandon and Roberto Torres causing a raft of problems for the Barca back line.Their goal came from Brandon, who twisted and turned down the right to leave Clement Lenglet on the floor. He sent a cross to the back post where Nelson Semedo got caught and Roberto Torres smashed home.Barcelona never found their rhythm and it might have been Sergi Roberto putting a simple pass out of play that persuaded Valverde to make a half-time change.Fati came on for Semedo, with Sergi dropping into right back. The goal came from that side too as Perez crossed and Fati rose high, hung in the air and powered a header inside the post.Transformed, Arthur came on for Rafinha two minutes later and within a minute, Barca scored again. Perez provided the assist, freeing Arthur who used Jordi Alba’s overlapping run to cut inside and curl into the far corner.The hard work looked done but Osasuna rallied. Juan Villar tested Marc-Andre ter Stegen and with nine minutes left, Pique handballed, allowing Roberto Torres to slide in the penalty for his second of the game.Perez might have won it for Barcelona in the 88th minute. He had only Osasuna’s Ruben to beat but was caught in two minds and the chance was gone. Ansu FatiFC Barcelonafootballla liga First Published: September 1, 2019, 8:38 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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Imperious Bolt completes 100m treble,Imperious Bolt completes 100m treble

first_img COMMENT 2016 Rio Olympics – Athletics – Final – Men’s 100m Final – Olympic Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 14/08/2016. Usain Bolt (JAM) of Jamaica crosses the finish line first to win the gold. REUTERS/Carlos Barria SHARE × 2016 Rio Olympics – Athletics – Final – Men’s 100m Final – Olympic Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 14/08/2016. Usain Bolt (JAM) of Jamaica crosses the finish line first to win the gold. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Stronger Usain Bolt (file pic) SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published oncenter_img Usain Bolt (file pic) For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday all the ills that have dogged athletics were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 metres final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track.The Jamaican trailed arch-rival Justin Gatlin, roundly booed by the Rio crowd for his doping past, until the 70-metre mark but then swept past the tightening American, finding time to pat his chest as he crossed the line a metre clear.Gatlin, the 2004 champion who came into the race with the season’s fastest time of 9.80, took second in 9.89. Canada’s Andre de Grasse claimed bronze in 9.91 seconds – the same finishing order as in last year’s world championships.Victory took Bolt a step closer to his goal of winning a historic “triple-triple” combination of gold in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay in three consecutive Olympics.“Stay tuned, two more to go,” Bolt said. “Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.“It wasn’t perfect today but I got it done and I’m pretty proud of what I’ve achieved – nobody else has done it or even attempted it.”Other than the 2011 world championships, when he was disqualified for a false start, Bolt has won every global championship individual sprint race since 2008.That equates to five Olympic golds and seven in the world championships. Throw in two more Olympic and four world championship 4x100m relay golds and the world record in all three events and that is total and utter dominationAlready assured of his legendary status on the track, Bolt also added to his reputation as sport’s number-one crowd pleaser as he took a leisurely circuit of the stadium, posing for pictures and shaking a thousand hands before taking time to satisfy the demands of the world’s media.OFFICIAL RELIEFIf the fans were pleased, it is hard to imagine the relief felt by officials of the IAAF and IOC, who must have been dreading a Gatlin victory.The American has served two drugs bans, though he denies any deliberate wrongdoing for either, and at 34 was bidding to become the oldest 100m champion.The Rio fans showed what they thought of him as he was loudly booed as he entered the arena and Gatlin returned the compliment by being the only finalist not to acknowledge them.Bolt, in contrast, brought the spectators to the usual fever pitch of excitement as he strolled in, smiling and waving.“I was surprised,” Bolt said. “It is the first time I have come into a stadium and they booed someone. It was shocking.”It was no surprise to see Gatlin, the fastest man in the semi-finals, get his usual explosive start but Bolt took longer than usual to reel him in.“He always gets a great start and mine wasn’t so good but I just thought ‘don’t panic, work my way back’,” Bolt said.“On the replay it looked worse than it felt in the race and after feeling so good in the semis I was very confident. I just had to keep my composure and execute. And that’s what I did.”The big Jamaican eventually unravelled his long legs to reach maximum velocity and though he did not hit the front until later than he might have liked, when he did he shot past a grimacing Gatlin like a track cyclist coming out of a slipstream in the velodrome.The time was a long way off his 2009 world record of 9.58 and his victory was probably the least dominant of all but last year’s world championships final, but that was never the issue at stake.“I expected to go faster,” he said. “But I’m just happy that I won and that’s the key thing.”Gatlin had nothing but praise for a man he has watched come past him so often.“He’s a cool guy, there’s no rivalry between us, no bad blood,” he said.“When it comes down to it I guess I’ve given him his closest races in all his career. To be able to say that at the age I’m at right now, is an honour.”Yohan Blake called his compatriot and training partner “an icon and a true warrior of the sport”.“To come back and win three times he’s a one of a kind,” said the 2011 world champion, who finished fourth in 9.93.“I just want to say congrats. He’s a legend. He’s incredible.” 2/2 1/2 August 15, 2016 athletics COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic ‘Sincerely Hopes’ Andy Murray Can Return to Top Next Year

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. andy murrayhip surgeryNovak Djokovictennis First Published: October 28, 2019, 11:00 PM IST Paris: Novak Djokovic said on Monday that he “sincerely hopes” Andy Murray can continue his comeback from hip surgery and return to the upper echelons of tennis next year.Briton Murray contemplated retirement earlier this season before undergoing a career-saving hip resurfacing operation. But the three-time Grand Slam champion claimed his first ATP title since March 2017 earlier this month with victory over Stan Wawrinka in Antwerp.”I sincerely hope so. I hope that he can be in contention for the top spots because tennis would profit from that and benefit,” said world number one Djokovic ahead of his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title this week.”We know how big of a legacy he left behind and he is still creating for himself.”Knowing what he has been through in the last three years, it was really nice to see him win a title after a long time. And only he knows the adversities that he had to face — physically, but also mentally.”The 32-year-old Murray, who became world number one for the first time during the 2016 Paris Masters, will play for Britain at the inaugural Davis Cup finals in Madrid in November.Djokovic took a hiatus from the sport in 2017 himself to recover from a long-standing elbow injury before bouncing back to win two Grand Slam titles in each of the last two years.”I know the discipline and the ethics that he (Murray) has and how hardworking he is, so he definitely deserves it,” said the Serbian. “And I would definitely wish him all the best.”Murray is not playing in the French capital, while Djokovic will open his campaign with a second-round match against either his compatriot Dusan Lajovic or French lucky loser Corentin Moutet. last_img read more

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IPL 2019 – Reunion in the making : Sunrisers Hyderabad open to trade Shikhar…

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: News NationIn a surprising rise of events, Sunrisers Hyderabad expressed their intent to trade off their marquee batsman and former captain Shikhar Dhawan. As per reports, Mumbai Indians are in the lead to sign the left-handed opener.A source from Sunrisers Hyderabad stated to Mumbai Mirror:“If we get a couple of good players as a trade-off, we’re open to it,”The Indian opener was reportedly upset after the franchise did not opt to retain him with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Warner given preference. Despite the squad retaining him at the auction with the help of a Right To Match card, Dhawan only bagged INR 5.2 Cr, which is exceedingly less than what the retained players earned.Moreover, the 32-year-old was involved in an argument with head coach Tom Moody during IPL 2018. Although the southpaw from Delhi has two years remaining in his contract, Dhawan has apparently expressed his desire to leave the side.Apart from that, it is learned that Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is interested as well to bring his national side opener over to the franchise in the west. This would see Dhawan making a return to the franchise where he spent a season at during the initial stages of his career.Mumbai Indians will face stern competition in the race to sign the flamboyant opener as Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils are vying for the services of Dhawan as well.The first trade period will end before a week of the IPL auctions which is slated to take place on December 16 in Goa.Mumbai Indians recently made their first trade official after acquiring Quinton De Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore for a sum of INR 2.6 Cr. The franchise also released Muztafizur Rahman and Akila Dananjaya.Read Also:After smashing a century against WI, Rohit Sharma pens a thoughtful tribute to retiring pacer Praveen KumarDhoni, Gambhir reportedly set to contest on BJP tickets in the 2019 General elections Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sepp Blatter hopes to reverse FIFA ban

first_imgBanned FIFA president Sepp Blatter was at the headquarters of soccer’s governing body on Tuesday for a hearing to appeal against his eight-year suspension from the sport.Blatter, 79, was banned in December along with European soccer boss Michel Platini over a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) made to the Frenchman in 2011 by FIFA with Blatter’s approval for work done a decade earlier.FIFA’s ethics committee, which imposed the bans on Blatter and Platini, said the payment, made at a time when the former was seeking re-election, lacked transparency and presented conflicts of interest. Both men denied wrongdoing.The case is now being heard by FIFA’s Appeal Committee. Sources close to FIFA said that Blatter had arrived 7.30 am local time, evading cameramen and photographers who had expected him to arrive later.Blatter’s adviser Thomas Renggli told Reuters he expected to get the verdict later this week.Soccer’s world ruling body is engulfed by a graft scandal that has led to the indictment of several dozen leading soccer officials in the United States. Platini’s appeal was heard on Monday.last_img read more

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India have a very balanced team for World Twenty20: MS Dhoni

first_imgIndia’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes he has a very balanced 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and the all-important World Twenty20. Also read: I’m not retiring any time soon: Dhoni While the Asia Cup, for the first time being held in the T20 format, will be held in Bangladesh in February-March, India will host the World T20 in March-April.”Overall it looks like a very balanced squad and in any eventuality we have replacements (in the squad). The good thing is that we started playing T20s in Australia and continuing from there, we now have a platform and our game has reached an auto-pilot mode. We have to keep injuries away and there could be 1-2 changes depending on the wicket,” Dhoni said on Friday.”Our bowling in T20s has always remained strong. The players have a lot of experience. We are looking very good as of now. We have shown the consistency whether you talk about death bowling or the first six overs, whether in India or abroad; overall it is looking like a very balanced bowling attack.”The wicketkeeper-batsman, who launched a lifestyle brand Seven, further said that he has a wide variety of options to select from the 15-member outfit but more importantly, he has back-ups available. Also read: Dhoni deserves respect, not flak: Ravi Shastri “If you see the 15 players selected, if something happens we have a replacement for everything. If I have to play with a spinning allrounder instead of a seaming allrounder, we have that option too. We have a provision for an extra opener as well. The overall balance of the team in any situation remains the same and if someone gets ill or injured for 1-2 matches the replacement is there,” said the 34-year-old.advertisement”If one player is available for all the matches and is not injured, we will see the wicket and decide (the playing XI). We have got to remain fit and in form which will be very good for the team.”India will play Pakistan at least twice for sure during the next 2-3 months in the upcoming tournaments. But Dhoni said this Pakistani team will be different from the one they faced previously.”It is obvious that the Pakistan side will be a bit different as some of the players they have are new. So it is a different Pakistan team. We will play them in the Asia Cup and World Twenty20, we will have to abide by the rules and regulations and also the spirit of the game,” said the 2007 World Twenty20-winning skipper.”When we talk about aggressive cricket, I don’t think the Indian cricket team is behind any other team in the world. We don’t negotiate on that point. But we know what are the guidelines that need to be followed.”last_img read more

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Mercedes posts record sales in India in FY16 at 13,558 units

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today reported its best ever sales in a fiscal in India at 13,558 units, up 20.91 per cent from the previous year.The company had posted sales of 11,213 units in 2014-15, which was the previous best, Mercedes-Benz India said in a statement.For the January to March 2016 period, the company said it posted its best ever quarterly sales at 3,622 units, as against 3,566 units in the year-ago period, up 1.6 per cent.The Q1 sales momentum achieved is significant against the backdrop of the ban on 2,000 cc above diesel engines in the key Delhi and NCR market, successive price hikes and a lack of incentives for the automotive sector in the Union Budget, it added.Commenting on the companys sales performance, Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Roland Folger said: “It is a significant achievement for us, as we have maintained our growth momentum in Q1 2016, despite facing multiple market challenges.”The firm has been able to compensate the negative sales impact in the Delhi and NCR market, with a strong double digit growth achieved in most other markets across the country, he added.The companys network expansion drive also enhanced its growth story even further with new customers opting for a Mercedes-Benz, Folger said.The sales growth in the January-March 2016 quarter was led by the E-Class, celebrating 20 years in India, the company said, while the C-Class also was a significant volume contributor.Rival Jaguar Land Rover India also reported 45 per cent for the three month period, crossing 1,000 units, on the back of robust demand for sales of its recently launched new models such as all-new Jaguar XE and Discovery Sport. PTI RKL ABIadvertisementlast_img read more