Jabalpur (MP): The Jabalpur police in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday sought an undertaking from Zomato customer and local resident Amit Shukla that he would not spread religious hatred. Shukla had tweeted about cancelling an order placed on Zomato, a food agreegator firm, as the person who was assigned for delivering his order was a “non-Hindu”. “We took suo motu (on their own) action against Shukla,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Singh said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A notice was issued to Shukla demanding a written undertaking that he would not spread hatred which may disturb social and religious harmony, the officer said. The police has also put him under surveillance, he said. Shukla violated constitutional provisions where there is no place for any kind of untouchability and acts disturbing religious harmony, the SP said. The notice was issued under section 107 (security for keeping peace) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), he said. Under this provision, police or magistrate can ask a person to execute a bond if he or she is likely to commit any act that may breach “peace and public tranquility”. The matter was referred to Garha police station under whose limits Shukla’s address falls, the SP said. On Tuesday night, Shukla tweeted about cancelling his order as the designated rider (delivery person) of Zomato was “non-Hindu”.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the list of candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state and created history by fielding 41 percent women nominees, by far the highest in the country. In the 16th Lok Sabha, the party had 35 percent MPs in Parliament.Veteran politicians including Subrata Mukherjee and Mala Roy along with Tollywood stars Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan will contest in the forthcoming polls. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee will contest from Bankura while Roy has been fielded from Kolkata South. Tollywood duo — Mimi and Nusrat — both new faces in the list will contest from Jadavpur and Basirhat respectively. “Trinamool Congress will field 41 percent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us,” Mamata said, while fielding veteran actresses Moon Moon Sen from Asansol and Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum. Sen who had won from Bankura in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections will contest from Asansol. On the other hand, Mala Roy will be replacing party state president Subrata Bakshi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Subrata Bakshi has expressed his unwillingness to contest and wanted to work for the party organisation. Harvard University in which Sugata Bose is a professor has not granted him permission to fight the polls. So we are fielding new candidates in both Kolkata South and Jadavpur,” Banerjee said. Nusrat Jahan will contest from Basirhat instead of Idris Ali. The latter will be contesting in the Assembly by-elections in Uluberia. Sandhya Roy who had won from Medinipur in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, has been replaced by Manas Bhunia with the former wanting to engage herself in other works. Uma Soren who had won from Jhargram in 2014 also wanted to work for the party and hence, Birbaha Soren has been fielded. MLA from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Amar Singh Rai will contest with a TMC ticket from Darjeeling. Rai replaces Bhaichung Bhutia who had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 polls from Darjeeling and the 2016 Assembly elections in Siliguri as a TMC candidate. Bhutia had resigned from the TMC in February 2018. Among the other significant changes in the list are Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, who will contest from Krishnanagar replacing Tollywood actor Tapas Paul. Rupali Biswas will contest from Ranaghat in place of Sougata Barman. Biswas is the wife of TMC Krishnagunj MLA Satyajit Biswas who was shot dead on February 10 this year. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP who had joined TMC in January this year, will contest from Malda North in place of Soumitra Roy. Paresh Chandra Adhikary will contest from Cooch Behar instead of Renuka Sinha while Kanaiah Lal Agarwal will contest from Raiganj instead of Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi who had lost to Left Front candidate Mohammad Selim in 2014. Shyamal Santra will contest from Bishnupur instead of Soumitra Khan who had recently joined the BJP while Asit Mal will fight from Bolpur instead of Anupam Hazra who has also joined the BJP. Banerjee fielded Janab Khalilur Rahaman, Apurba Sarkar and Janab Abu Taher from Jangipur, Berhampore and Murshidabad seats respectively. The candidates for the other seats have remained the same with Sudip Bandopadhyay contesting from Kolkata North, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour, Saugata Roy from Dum Dum, Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore, Tollywood star Deb and Shatabdi Roy from Ghatal and Birbhum respectively.
Noida: Noida Special Task Force (STF) police team has arrested a wanted criminal, carrying bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head, who allegedly duped various banks to the tune of Rs eight crore as he financed over 60 cars against fake documents.Police said that the accused produced fake documents on the name of a Greater Noida based firm, said STF officials. According to police, the accused had been identified as Rajat Kulshreshtha (34), a resident of Antriksh Golf view society of Noida. Cops said that over half a dozen cases of fraud were registered against the accused in Agra district. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticRaj Kumar Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Noida STF said that the accused had floated a fake automobile company with its address in Greater Noida while he had financed several car loans with banks but the cars were never bought. “Kulsheshtra, along with his friend, had duped banks to the tune of Rs 8 crores as he financed around 61 cars within a span of past three years on the basis of forged documents. The accused had formed fake company while they hired few staffers who responded to calls where they tried to pose it as authentic,” said Mishra. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe officer further said that the gang had submitted forged documents including quotations for vehicles costs, payslips of staff, and other documents to obtain loans. “The accused has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 420 (fraud), 467 (forgery) and related offences while nearly seven cases have been registered against in at various police stations in Agra district.” “The accused has been arrested and produced before the Agra police for further proceedings,” added Mishra.
New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has instructed public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to ensure that the Election Commission’s directive to “desist” from extending any preferential or disproportionate airtime coverage in favour of any party is adhered to in letter and spirit.I&B Secretary Amit Khare, in a letter to Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, instructed that the coverage by Doordarshan and All India Radio abides by the EC directive and asked him put in place a mechanism for adherence to the Model Code of Conduct, sources said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In a strongly-worded letter to the secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the EC said, “Would like you (secretary) to direct the DD News channel to desist from extending any preferential or disproportionate airtime coverage in favour of any party and extend commensurate and balanced coverage of the activities of all recognised political parties…” The commission had recently issued a show-cause notice to DD News for showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ programme for nearly one hour after opposition parties complained that the national broadcaster was being biased.
One school of thinking about the MLB trade deadline, which passes at 4 p.m. Eastern time, is that teams should address their weaknesses and become more balanced in preparation for the stretch run. The notion, which we’ve taken as a given around these parts in the past, is that sacrificing in some area of strength (whether on offense, pitching or defense) to plug a weakness makes a team less vulnerable in the postseason. But is that true? Certainly teams should patch up their weaknesses if it doesn’t mean taking away from their strengths, but all else being equal, balance for its own sake may not necessarily help improve a team’s chances.It’s easy to look at a team’s offense/defense balance — defined as how closely matched a team’s run-scoring and run-prevention capabilities are. We can quantify the clubs most in need of it at the deadline this season by indexing each team’s (park-adjusted) runs scored and allowed per game against the league average. In the chart below, the teams in the bottom right-hand corner are the most balanced — they’re good at both scoring and preventing runs1In this case, a lower defensive index is better because it means a team allowed fewer runs. — but those in the adjacent quadrants have a weakness in one of the two categories. (Those in the top left are just bad at everything.) But to examine the broader question of whether balance helps a team, we need to see if our measure of balance — specifically, the absolute difference between a team’s index and the league average of 100 on both offense and defense — tracks meaningfully with a team’s future success after controlling for its overall talent level.To that end, I computed the same offensive and defensive indices as above for each team on July 31 of every season since 1986, when the trade deadline was permanently moved to that date (except this year, when the commish moved it to Aug. 1 because July 31 fell on a Sunday). As a first pass, I checked whether a change in a team’s balance correlated with improved play over the remainder of the regular season — and the relationship was practically non-existent.2In statistical parlance, the r between the change in a team’s balance from before the trade deadline to after and its change in winning percentage was 0.018. I then did the same thing but for eventual playoff teams only … and got the same result.3This time, the correlation was -0.009. Finally, I looked at whether a playoff-bound team’s balance had any real bearing on its World Series odds after controlling for its talent, and again, a team’s balance had no significant effect. (If anything, less balanced playoff teams have tended to win the World Series more often since 1986, though that finding is likely just noise.)In other words, balance isn’t something for a team to seek at the deadline — talent is. Teams should be wary about dealing from a strength to improve a weakness if it doesn’t leave them in a better overall place than where they started. Even under the bright lights, a run saved is still worth the same as a run scored, balance be damned.Check out our latest MLB predictions.
Former Ohio State shooting guard Katie Smith is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and set the record for points scored by either a man or woman in the Big Ten during her four-season collegiate career from 1992 to 1996. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsOne of the greatest players in Ohio State women’s basketball history, Katie Smith was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.The three-time Olympic gold medalist set the record for points scored by either a man or woman in the Big Ten during her four-season collegiate career from 1992 to 1996. Smith was honored as the Big Ten Player of the Year her senior year. In her freshman season, she powered her team to a conference title and NCAA championship appearance.Smith played 15 season in the WNBA and two professionally for the Columbus Quest from 1996 to 1997. When she retired in 2013, she was the all-time women’s professional basketball leading scorer with 7,885 points. Smith was voted one of the 20 best and most-influential players in WNBA history in 2016. After her playing career ended, she was hired as an assistant coach by the New York Liberty. She became the team’s head coach Oct. 16.“She’s totally deserving of that honor and she should be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” Ohio State women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff said. “She’s an unbelievable player. She was an unbelievable player here. She’s a great coach now. I can’t wait to see all her success with the New York Liberty.”Smith was inducted into Ohio State’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. McGuff said she frequently makes trips to Columbus continues to stay in touch with the program.“I love the fact she comes around a lot, she stays connected to the program, which I love,” McGuff said. “She’s a great role model to the current players.”The 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were announced were Jan. 11. Inductees will be announced the night of Feb. 12 during the Louisville-Connecticut game. The class of 2018 will be introduced during the Final Four in Columbus, meaning Smith might have a homecoming if inducted.
Brazil have received a welcome boost ahead of their next game against Costa Rica after Neymar returned to training with the squadParis Saint-Germain’s world record signing was seen hobbling off in front of the cameras in Tuesday’s team training session due to a problem with his right ankle.Brazil had insisted that the problem was due to the effects of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening Group E game of the World Cup, where Neymar was fouled 10 times – the highest in 20 years.The five-time world champions were certain that had nothing to do with the foot injury that he had sustained in a PSG game against derby rivals Marseille in February that saw Neymar miss the last three months of the Ligue 1 side’s campaign and required him to undergo surgery.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…A video was posted yesterday showing Neymar back in training with Brazil and practising his free-kicks.Neymar is back in training and his free kick game is ?? pic.twitter.com/2hmN07M6u4— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 20, 2018 Brazil will be facing Costa Rica on Friday at the Saint Petersburg stadium.
Macclesfield Town manager Sol Campbell says he’s delighted to record his first victory after his side beat Crawley 2-0 on Saturday.Elliott Durrell and Harry Smith were both on target against Crawley to hand Campbell his first victory as manager, after the former Arsenal defender was appointed last month on an 18-month contract to manage League Two club Macclesfield Town.“Crawley were coming up and we had a few hairy moments, but you need that,” Campbell told Sky Sports.“For me, that will give the lads great confidence that they got through that game with the wind against them and a team pushing on. That will give them confidence and we can build on that.“For me, it’s all about a learning process. There are good players out there, and you look up and down the league and see teams playing football. We want to be one of those clubs.Cascarino praises Campbell Manuel R. Medina – August 17, 2019 Sol Campbell left Macclesfield Town on Thursday, but the Arsenal legend believes he managed to do a great job at the club.“For me dropping down here, it’s my first job and I want to get on with it, I want to play how I want to play. I’m not looking at the whole league and saying it’s League Two, for me its football.“We need to win and we need to get up. It’s a real thing, it’s not Mickey Mouse football. It’s real-time football with people, players, fans and the whole club, this club needs to stay up.“Saying it’s League Two for me is a bit harsh on it. For me it’s football.”