PSL: Foton opens new season with Generika-Ayala win

first_imgElizabeth Ann Wendell of Foton vs Darlene Ramdin and Mikaela Lopez of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton welcomed its new head coach Rommel Abella the best way it can.Banking on its newly-formed big three of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, the Tornadoes beat Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, at the start of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: Ateneo wins 2nd straight, sends UE to 0-4 start Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Kranda poured in a game-high 21 points, 17 off thunderous kills, while Manabat and Wendel added 14 and 11 points, respectively.“The players were still jittery, but I’m happy because we won and it’s a good start for us this tournament,” said Abella, who replaced Serbian mentor Moro Branislav at the helm, on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBranislav, who steered Foton to a Grand Prix title in 2016, is now calling the shots for Cocolife Asset Managers.An off-the-block spike by Wendel put the Tornadoes up, 23-20, in the fourth set before Manabat and Kranda clinched the victory with back-to-back hits. MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Import Darlene Ramdin paced the Life Savers with 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Klopp expects Ole to be named permanent United boss

first_imgAhead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford, Klopp said he had been impressed with the job the Norwegian is doing at Old Trafford.“He has the quality and he had the luck in the right moment,” said the German. “Now he’s in charge and there is no doubt that he will be the manager next year as well, that’s clear.“Can you imagine one situation when they say ‘we are bringing in another manager’? Then a new manager will lose one game and that’s not possible.“He deserves (the job) 100 percent, he did everything that you have to do to be successful with them.”Klopp, whose team are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, said all managers needed an element of luck.“When I went from Mainz to (Borussia) Dortmund, people said I have no international experience. It was true but it’s not something you can buy. You have to make it.“And if Ole’s not a former player of Manchester United then he will not have made a move from Norway to Manchester United. That’s clear. But if you get the chance you have to use it. Of course he’s showed everything you need together with his coaches. They made a few smart decisions.”The Liverpool boss said United, who have battled their way into the top four, would be a different proposition from the side his team beat 3-1 at Anfield in Mourinho’s last match in charge.“It’s a big one and we know that it’s a difficult one as well,” Klopp said, adding that United’s attacking players were full of confidence, with Paul Pogba outstanding in recent weeks.“They are in a really good moment, really good moment,” he said. “They are physically strong, they defend well, they attack well.”“They have all different ways in their toolbox to get results,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be the next permanent manager of Manchester United. The clubs meet on Sunday in a showdown of Premier League giants.Solskjaer has won 11 of his 13 matches since taking interim charge following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, with the only loss a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.last_img read more

POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE SMASHED PROSTITUTION RING IN DONEGAL AND DERRY

first_imgPolice have uncovered a suspected Romanian crime gang operating a prostitution racket in Donegal and Derry.Thousands of pounds in cash was sent to three European countries as part of the alleged vice ring based, it was claimed.Detectives from the PSNI’s organised crime branch detained one suspect in a raid carried out 24 hours after a newspaper published its probe into the sex trade. Nocolae Razvan Gros (25), a Romanian man from Kular Court, William Street, Derry, is charged with controlling prostitution for gain and improperly obtaining a Romanian driving licence and identity card.The PSNI believe Gros was controlling prostitution in Donegal.With the accused linked to two alternative names, a judge was told police are still not sure of his real identity. He was arrested during searches of his flat on January 16 which led to the discovery of “paraphernalia associated with prostitution”.Officers found substantial quantities of condoms, baby oil and towelling lying on the bed, said Crown counsel Conor Maguire.A number of mobile phones and SIM cards with female names written on them were seized. Some were for use in the UK, others in the Irish Republic, the court heard.Gros was present with a Romanian woman who he said was his girlfriend.One of the phones contained images of her identical to those on an escort website advertising sexual services, it was claimed.Although Gros denied any knowledge of the SIM cards, Mr Maguire said forensic examinations found his DNA on them.A day before the search, the Sunday Life newspaper published details of an undercover reporter being offered sex by a woman at the apartment block, the court heard.Her description was said to match that of Gros’ alleged girlfriend.The accused claimed he had rented the flat with savings brought from his native country.Between them, Gros and the woman have sent £7,747 in cash to Romania, France and Germany, the court was told.The judge, Lord Justice Higgins, adjourned the bail application to allow further checks on the documents and a possible bail address.POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE SMASHED PROSTITUTION RING IN DONEGAL AND DERRY was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derrydonegalprostitutionlast_img read more

Angels Notes: Home field has its advantages

first_img Playing at home has been an advantage for the Angels in the playoffs. Since 1982, the Angels are 14-5 (.737) at home, the best winning percentage in the majors (minimum 10 games) during that span. Against the White Sox, the Angels are 39-15 at home since 1995. Offensive drought: While many of the Angels believe umpire Doug Eddings lost his good sense with his non-strikeout call in Wednesday’s Game 2, of a more pressing concern is the disappearance of the Angels’ offense in the first two games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week There should be some credit given to the Chicago White Sox pitching, but the Angels hitters have fallen into the same trap they found themselves in many times during the regular season. As a team, the Angels are hitting .190 (12 for 63) with three extra-base hits. Vladimir Guerrero is 0 for 8, Chone Figgins is 1 for 7, Garret Anderson is 1 for 8 and Bengie Molina is 1 for 7. High praise: White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen called the Angels’ Bengie Molina the best catcher in baseball, which didn’t come as news to Scioscia. “I’ve been saying that for a while,” Scioscia said. “He’s in an elite category of catchers with (Jason) Varitek, (Victor) Martinez, he’s a terrific player. Bengie brings a level of experience that matches his physical talent, which makes him a very good catcher.” Stop the presses: Headlines in Chicago’s two major papers on Thursday morning: “Lucky Strike” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “Strike Glee” (Chicago Tribune). center_img ANAHEIM – The Angels left Chicago with a split, giving them the home-field advantage with three games scheduled at Angel Stadium and two more, if needed, at U.S. Cellular Field. But after winning Game 1, a split wasn’t the goal. “You don’t go into a series thinking you want to win two out of three, or split,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “You go into every game and you pour your heart into it, and try to win them all. Going 2-0 or 1-1 or 0-2 … there’s no lead that’s safe until you get the last out.” last_img read more

SHOCK NEW DONEGAL CHRISTMAS SNOW WARNING FROM FORECASTERS

first_imgWEATHER forecasters say there is now an increasing chance of Christmas snow in Donegal – with weather models now pointing to a possible blizzard.And it could arrive on Christmas Day…though we should know more in the next 24 to 48 hours, say the forecasters.“The leading European model has just made a dramatic shift towards extreme winter conditions on its maps for the period late Christmas Day to 27th and beyond,” said Peter O’Donnell at Irish Weather Online. “Other models are trending somewhat vaguely in that general direction too. It is yet too early to be definitive but we all need to be on high alert if this trend continues in later model runs today and tomorrow,” he said.On the forecast for next Thursday, he said: “The latest output from the leading European model shows extreme wintry weather sweeping into Ireland from the northwest behind a rapidly deepening low.“If correct, this would bring strong winds and a rapid shift from rain to snow. Temperatures would be likely to start out around 5 or 6 C and then slide down towards -2 C by the 26th and 27th with colder readings possible if snow cover develops.“Wind gusts to at least 90 km/hr are possible from west to northwest once the system moves across Ireland (no strong winds are indicated ahead of it in the mild sector). “It is difficult to assess the confidence level on this outcome, other models would indicate a more restrained colder trend with some snow and moderate winds.” SHOCK NEW DONEGAL CHRISTMAS SNOW WARNING FROM FORECASTERS was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal daily weatherforecastsnowWarningweatherlast_img read more

RATHMULLAN GETS READY TO SWITCH ON ITS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!

first_imgStamps are being saved for this year’s Rathmullan’s Christmas lights.It may only be the start of summer but one Donegal village is already planning ahead for Christmas!A novel new fundraising idea has been launched in Rathmullan to raise funds to install the Christmas lights in the village in December.Dessie McLaughlin, Mary McAteer, Moira McHugh, Tracey Buchanan, Bernie Kane and Fr. Martin Collum from the Rathmullan Lights Committe launching their Stamps initiative this week. Pic by Francis Diver.People can buy stamps in their local shops, schools and business premises from now until November at €1 each. With the stamps on sale in the local school, it is a great opportunity for the children of the area to be part of the lights come December. Once you collect a book of twenty stamps you will be entered into a draw for many exciting prizes.For the past number of years the village had a Christmas tree on a voluntary basis with Jimmy Joe Morrison providing the tree, Jason Morrison supplying the teleporter to erect it with local volunteers and members of the FAS Community Employment Scheme and the Rathmullan Enterprise Group.The Rathmullan lights committee wishes to thank all those who erected the tree down the years and everyone for their generous donations last year to buy the lights.The Light Up Rathmullan campaign gives the local community and visitors to the area over the summer months an opportunity to get involved in this initiative and for all the community to get involved and have some prize in their town. The committee has also held a number of coffee mornings as well as selling shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day before launching their unique stamps campaign and while it may seem a bit surreal to be thinking of Christmas lights in April, this new idea has certainly got people talking and this will translate into Euros as the year progresses.Like many other towns and villages in the county, Rathmullan has suffered badly from the recession and especially emigration.They only have one grocery shop open run by Niall and Celine Carberry while the other one in the town for generations, Gallen’s closed its doors last year.Rathmullan is lucky in that it experiences a great growth in numbers from Easter to Halloween and when the weather is fine the beach is a great attractionRATHMULLAN GETS READY TO SWITCH ON ITS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas lightsdonegalRathmullanstampslast_img read more

Bundesliga going down to the wire, Real Madrid lose again

first_img Tags: BundesligaLa LigaLigue OneSerie Atop Bayern now hold a two point lead at the top of the table with just a game to play. (Agency Photos)The German Bundesliga will be decided on the last day of the season.This is after Bayern Munich failed to seal the title on Saturday while Borussia Dortmund registered a victory in their Match-Day 33 game.Bayern who would have won a 7th successive title with a victory over RB Leipzig could only manage a 0-0 draw at the Red Bull Arena in a closely contested encounter.Nico Kovac side thought they had won it towards the end but Leon Goretzka’s strike was ruled out for an offside during the buildup.Despite the draw, Bayern are still top of the standings with 75 points, two ahead of second placed Dortmund with just a game to play in the season.For Dortmund, they registered a hard fought 3-2 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf on the same day.Dortmund took the lead four minutes to the break through Chelsea bound Christian Pulisic. Two minutes into the second half, Oliver Fink leveled matters with his third goal of the campaign.Two goals by Tomas Delaney and Mario Gotze ensured Dortmund take their lead to 3-1 but Dusseldorf struck again through Dawid Kownacki to set-up a tense finally.In the end, Dortmund held on to ensure they register a 22nd victory of the season, one that sees them move onto 73 points.With Leipzig already assured of third spot, the battle for the final Champions League qualification spot will go down to the wire.Borussia Monchengladbach (4th), Beyer Leverkusen (5th) and Eintracht Frankfurt will be the teams vying for that spot.In their weekend’s fixtures, Gladbach defeated Nuremburg 4-0 to move onto 55 points, Leverkusen (55) drew 1-1 at home to Schalke 04 while Frankfurt (54) lost 2-0 at home to Mainz on Sunday.In the race for Europa League football, both Wolfsburg (7th) and Hoffenheim (8th) lost their respective games this weekend.Wolfsburg lost 3-0 away to Stuttgart while Hoffenheim were defeated 1-0 at home to Werder Bremen.Elsewhere, only Hertha Berlin and Hannover 96 were the other winners on the Weekend. Berlin scrapped to a 4-3 come-back victory over Augsburg while Hannover easily defeated Freigburg 3-0.In the Spanish La Liga, Real Madrid was subjected to an 11th loss of the season as they were beaten 3-1 away to Real Sociedad.Real have now lost 11 games this season.Brahim Diaz gave Zinedin Zidane’s side the lead inside 6 minutes but Mikel Morino’s strike on 26 minutes ensured the first half ended all square.In the second, it was all Sociedad as they scored two more goals through Joseba Zuldua and Ander Barrenetxea to win the game. Earlier, Jesus Vallejo was sent off for Real Madrid who finished the game with 10 men.Despite the loss, Real remains in 3rd with 68 points. For Sociedad, they are now 8th having gathered 50 points so far.At the top of the table, Barcelona recovered from their humiliating exit from the Champions league at the hands of Liverpool as they defeated Getafe 2-0 at the Camp Nou.An Arturo Vidal strike and an own goal by Mauro Arambarri was all Ernesto Valvarde’s side required to seal their 26th win of the campaign and now move onto 86 points.Getafe who are now 5th, have 58 points, level with 4th placed Valencia who defeated Deportivo Alaves 3-1 on the same day thanks to Carlos Solar, Santi Mina and Kevin Gameiro’s goals.For second placed Atletico Madrid, they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Champions League chasing Sevilla. Koke put the hosts ahead on 30 minutes but Pablo Sarabia leveled matters with 20 minutes to ensure a stalemate.Atletico remain in second with 75 points while Sevilla are now 6th with 56 points.Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao, Espanyol, Real Betis, Villarreal, Levante and Real Valladolid all resgistered victories in their respective fixtures. Bilbao beat Celta Vigo 3-1, Espanyol defeated Leganes 2-0, Betis overcame Huesca 2-1, Villarreal were 1-0 winners over Eibar, Levante over-powered Girona 2-1 while Valladolid ran out 2-1 victors away to Rayo Vallecano.In the Italian Serie A,  Roma defeated Juventus 2-0 to brighten their chances of reaching next season’s champions league.Claudio Ranieri’s side had to wait until the 79th minute for the break-through coming off Alessandro Florenzi’s right boot. Edin Dzeko sealed the three points on 90 minutes to send Roma into 6th, one point behind 4th placed Inter Milan who take on Chievo on Monday night.Roma are 6th on the Serie A table.For Juventus, who have now suffered three defeats this season, they remain top of the standings with 89 points, 15 ahead of second placed Napoli.Napoli were also winners this past weekend as they a late Mario Rui goal to overcome a spirited SPAL side 2-1. Allan had earlier put Carlo Ancelotti’s side ahead on 49 minutes before Andrea Petagna equalized from the spot on 83 minutes.The victory sees Napoli move onto 76 points for the season while SPAL are now 11th with 42  points.In the race for Champions League football, all of Atalanta, AC Milan, Torino and Lazio were victorious this past weekend.Atalanta (3rd) defeated Genoa 2-1, AC (5th) were 1-0 winners at Fiorentina, Torino (7th) registered a 3-2 come-back victory over Sassuolo while Lazio (8th) took care of Cagliari 2-1.Elsewhere, only Udinese and Empoli were the other winners on the day. Udinese overcame Frosinone 3-1 away from home while Empoli edged closer to survival with a 2-1 win against Sampdoria.In the French Ligue One, Olympique Lyon moved a step closer to securing Champions League qualification thanks to a 3-0 win away to Marseille on Sunday night.Gnaly Cornet scored a brace while Moussa Dembele added the other as Lyon registered their 19th victory of the season to move onto 66 points while Marseille remain 6th with 55.Lyon now have 66 points for the season.For Fourth placed Saint Etienne, they lost 1-0 at home to fifth placed Montpellier. In a game that same both sides have a player sent off, Gaitan Laborde scored the winning goal on 64 minutes.The result means Etienne (4th) are now four points (62) behind Lyon (3rd) while Montpellier are also 4 points further adrift with just two games to play.The top two of PSG (1st) and Lille (2nd) also registered victories this past weekend. PSG defeated Angers 2-1 away from home with Naymer Jr and Angel Di Maria scoring the goals.For Lille, they required a Loic Remy strike to take care of Bordeaux at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.In the battle to survive relegation, Monaco lost while both Caen and Dijon registered victories in their fixtures.Monaco lost 1-0 away to Nimes, Caen defeated Reims 3-2 at home while Dijon powered past Strasbourg 2-1.The results mean Dijon remain 19th with 31 points, Caen are 18th with 33 while Monaco are now 17th with 33.The German Bundesliga weekend’s results-Hoffenheim 0-1 Bremen-Dortmund 3-2 Dusseldorf-Leverkusen 1-1 Schalke-Leipzig 0-0 Bayern-Stuttgart 3-0 Wolfsburg-Augsburg 3-4 Berlin-Hannover 3-0 Freiburg-Nuremberg 0-4 Gladbach-Frankfurt 0-2 MainzThe Spanish La Liga weekend’s results-Bilbao 3-1 Celta-Atletico 1-1 Sevilla-Barcelona 2-0 Getafe-Sociedad 3-1 Real-Villarreal 1-0 Eibar-Valencia 2-1 Alaves-Betis 2-1 Huesca-Girona 1-2 Levante-Vallecano 1-2 Valladolid-Leganes 0-2 EspanyolThe Italian Serie A weekend’s resultsSaturday, 11-05-2019-Atalanta 2-1 Genoa-Cagliari 1-2 Lazio-Fiorentina 0-1 AC MilanSunday, 12-05-2019-Torino 3-2 Sassuolo-Sampdoria 1-2 Empoli-Frosinone 1-3 Udinese-SPAL 1-2 Napoli-Roma 2-0 JuventusSerie A fixturesMonday, 13-05-2019-Bologna vs Parma-Inter Milan vs ChievoThe French Ligue One weekend’s results-Saint Etienne 0-1 Montpellier-Angers 1-2 PSG-Amiens 0-0 Toulouse-Caen 3-2 Reims-Dijon 2-1 Strasbourg-Nice 1-1 Nantes-Nimes 1-0 Monaco-Rennes 1-1 Guingamp-Lille 1-0 Bordeaux-Marseille 0-3 LyonComments last_img read more

May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Behind the Scenes Videos

first_imgStar Wars Day is here! Celebrate May the 4th with some of our favorite Star Wars behind the scenes videos.As a filmmaker who grew up in the 80s, the Star Wars universe has long been a massive influence. Years and years of “making-of” documentaries and photos only served to fan the flames of inspiration. So, to celebrate Star Wars Day, let’s pull back the curtain on the legendary space opera’s production with a handful of Star Wars behind the scenes clips.These are the videos you’re looking for…   /waves handThe Sound Behind the LightsaberFirst up is the genius of Academy Award winning Sound FX Designer Ben Burtt. Burtt is the man behind some of the greatest Sound FX in the history of film with Indiana Jones, E.T., WALL-E, and, yes, Star Wars to his credit. In this video from the Star Wars archive, Burtt explains how he crafted the iconic sound of the lightsaber.The Artist that Designed Star WarsRalph McQuarrie was a legendary concept artist whose design work helped flesh out the universes of such pop culture properties as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Battlestar Galactica, Cocoon and Star Trek. But he is most remembered for creating the look and design of Star Wars. One of the first Star Wars images to capture the public’s imagination was the original concept art of Luke versus Vader, seen below.We found a great documentary on McQuarrie and his art which is broken into five parts, the first part which you will find below. More Boba Fett!Just because we think Boba Fett is so awesome and actually appeared so little in the original trilogy, we’re always trying to find ways to see more of our favorite bounty hunter. Here’s a classic behind the scenes look at the original Boba Fett suit with Sound Designer Ben Burtt hosting.This look matches the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art of Boba Fett in his white uniform, which you can see the image below.  Making Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceYeah. We know. The Prequels. Controversial at best. While many would like to gloss over their existence, we have to applaud the time, effort, and vision of Episode I. It was the last Star Wars film to be shot using film stock until, of course,  J.J. Abrams announced that Episode VII would be shot on film. It was also the last time we saw the use of a practical Yoda puppet.Of course, some digital cameras were used on The Phantom Menace, primarily by the special effects team that used these. In the end, George was so impressed with the workflow capabilities of digital, Episodes II & III both used Sony CineAlta digital cameras. The Making of a SagaOur favorite Star Wars behind the scenes look is the amazing documentary titled From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. This documentary gives us a full overview of the original trilogy and a fantastic inside look at how George Lucas and his cast and crew crafted, in our opinion, the greatest film franchise of all time.Remember this is part one of nine, so be sure and check out the additional parts. Want more great behind the scenes action? Then check out these additional articles from PremiumBeat.David Fincher Fest: Behind the Scenes of ‘Gone Girl’ and MoreBehind the Scenes: Creating Amazing Visual Effects for The Walking DeadVideo Editing Behind-the-Scenes: Saturday Night LiveWhat are your thoughts on this Star Wars behind the scenes roundup? Which episode of Star Wars is your favorite? Sound off in the comments below and may the force be with you!last_img read more

Withdraw cross-cases against Dalits: SAD

first_imgThe Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday demanded that the Punjab government withdraw all cross-cases registered against Dalits during the recent clash in Phagwara within a week or else the party would launch a State-wide agitation.SAD Scheduled Caste leader Gulzar Singh Ranike said the police should immediately arrest all the accused involved in the April 13 attack on Dalits.‘Only four arrested’“Cases have been registered against sixteen people, but only four have been arrested so far,” he said.Mr. Ranike alleged that leaders associated with the Shiv Sena were behind the attack and the State government should act against them.‘Episode pre-planned’Akali leader Pawan Kumar Teenu alleged that the entire episode in Phagwara was pre-planned, pointing out that electricity to the area was disconnected before shots were fired.‘Mute spectators’“Around forty shots were fired, but the police personnel deployed at the spot remained mute spectators and did not take any action. Shockingly, cross-cases have been registered against Dalit activists,” he alleged.Two groups had clashed on April 13 night over an attempt to install a flex banner with a picture of Bhim Rao Ambedkar at Goal Chowk and rename the square as Samvhidhan Chowk.The members of a right-wing outfit had objected to the installation of the flex banner.last_img read more

India, USA Sign MoU

first_imgIndia and USA have signed a MoU between CERT under the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology of the Government of India and the Department of Homeland Security, Government of USA on cooperation in the field of cyber Security. Related Itemslast_img