Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesting farmers have marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India’s capital, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort. It was a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. They waved farm union and religious flags from the ramparts of the fort, where prime ministers annually hoist the national flag on the country’s August independence day holiday. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons and set up barricades in attempt to hold back the protesters Tuesday. The farmers have been demanding the withdrawal of new laws that they say will favor large corporate farms and devastate the earnings of smaller scale farmers.last_img read more

Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament is set to be held this weekend at four gymnasiums around the city.The action begins when the Down East Family YMCA A boys’ team takes on Team Rust Buckets at 4 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, and concludes with the championship games Sunday, March 10. Games will be held at Ellsworth High School’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium, both Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School gyms and the DEFY gym.Last year, the DEFY boys’ team ended a 15-year title drought with a 5-1 record after beating Holden’s Holbrook School and Downeast Pride of Northfield and earning three wins over Brewer. On the girls’ side, the MDI A team beat Lubec and Glenburn and posted two wins each against Hampden and Houlton to win the championship.This year’s tournament will feature 20 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams. It will raise money for various charities throughout Hancock County.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Neymar: I’ve proved myself

first_imgNeymar believes that he can finally say he has made his mark in a Barcelona shirt after notching up a hat-trick in his side’s 6-1 hammering of Celtic in the Champions League.Prior to the match, the Brazilian superstar had only managed five goals in 20 appearances for the club since making the move from Santos in the off-season, leaving many underwhelmed by his impact.However, with Lionel Messi injured and Barcelona having lost two of their last three matches, the 21-year-old came to the fore against Celtic, scoring three times in 13 minutes.”I’m very happy – not only for the three goals in the Champions League, but also for the team’s win,” he is quoted as saying by Marca.”I did not feel the pressure, but I wanted to make my mark. The important thing is we were able to overcome those two losses and now we must change our mindset to think about La Liga. “The resounding victory over their Scottish opponents ensured that the Blaugrana topped Champions League Group H.last_img read more