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

Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Astronaut and United States Senator John Glenn

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Astronaut and United States Senator John Glenn Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In accordance with the President’s proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff effective immediately to honor former astronaut and United States Senator John Glenn.Flags shall return to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment per the President’s order.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img December 09, 2016last_img read more

Cricket News India hold nerve in Wellington ODI, clinch series 4-1 with tough win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The partnership neared 100 but then disaster struck as complete miscommunication between Rayudu and Shankar resulted in the Tamil Nadu all-rounder being run-out for a vital 45. Jadhav came in and Rayudu notched up his 10th fifty with back-to-back fours off de Grandhomme. With the end overs coming, both batsmen found the boundary on a regular basis.Pandya assault hurts New ZealandRayudu gave India the ideal platform towards the end overs by whacking two sixes off Colin Munro, one an 87 meter six that sailed into the third tier of the Westpac stadium. Two further fours off Henry got him closer to a century but on 90, he sliced a full ball from Henry to be caught at extra cover. Couple of overs later, Jadhav dragged a slow off-cutter back onto the stumps and India was in danger of not finishing well. Enter Hardik Pandya and he changed the course of the game with some big hits.In the 47th over, Pandya launched legspinner Todd Astle for three consecutive sixes and punished Boult with a swivel pull six on one leg to fine leg. Pandya blasted two fours and his fifth six off James Neesham as he looked set for a quick fifty but his dismissal thanks to a fine catch from Boult helped India end on 252.Shami strikes in the powerplayMohammed Shami has been vital in the Indian bowling line-up for his ability to take quick wickets in the powerplay and he delivered yet again. Henry Nicholls (8) and Colin Munro (24) fell to the right-arm pacer and Pandya, having hurt New Zealand with the bat, got rid of Taylor for 1 with a delivery that nipped back in. However, it was disaster for New Zealand as Taylor did not opt for the review but replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps.Kane Williamson and Tom Latham stitched a 67-run stand and made smooth progress but Kedar Jadhav enhanced his reputation as a partnership-breaker as Williamson mistimed the short ball to be caught by Dhawan at deep midwicket for 39. Pouncing on the opening, Yuzvendra Chahal ran through the middle order with three wickets but New Zealand had some hope with James Neesham batting well.Neesham struck two boundaries off Shami and launched Bhuvneshwar for a four and six over deep square leg. However, some brilliant presence of mind from MS Dhoni resulted in his run-out and despite Matt Henry hitting two sixes off Pandya, New Zealand had an uphill task and India sealed the game in style.“Coming here and beating NZ at home wasn’t going to be easy. The achievement we’ve had today is a great achievement to have,” Rohit said after the game. Indeed, after going undefeated in all formats in Australia and winning in New Zealand after 10 years, the feeling is one of immense pride. highlights India won the fifth match by 35 runs to win the series 4-1.India won a series against New Zealand after 10 years.Ambati Rayudu hit his 10th fifty. New Delhi: When the Wellington ODI started, it seemed that India’s batsmen were all set to repeat their shocker in Hamilton. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and MS Dhoni departed cheaply and New Zealand were on top. However, Ambati Rayudu’s 90, combined with his 98-run stand and 74-run partnership with Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav revived India and it took a 22-ball blitz from Hardik Pandya to help India reach a good total of 252. Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal showed their mettle as Rohit Sharma’s side held on for a 35-run win in Wellington on Sunday to win the four-match series 4-1.The victory displayed India’s mental strength and their ability to stage a turnaround in case the top order did not contribute. Rohit won the toss and chose to bat stating that the “wanted to test ourselves in such situations.” They were immediately put to the sword. Rohit (2) was cleaned up by a full outswinger from Matt Henry while Shikhar Dhawan (6) upper-cut a short ball from Trent Boult to be caught at deep backward point. Shubman Gill (7) was undone by a Henry delivery which stuck on the wicket and was caught at cover point while Dhoni (1) survived an LBW appeal on review but was undone by a peach from Boult who breached his defences with a delivery that straightened on off stump.Rayudu and Shankar were confronted with a difficult situation. Rayudu took his time and at one point, operated at a strike-rate of 5. New Zealand conceded some extras which released the pressure slightly. With both batsmen getting their eye in, both found the boundary on a regular basis. Rayudu broke the shackles with a four to fine leg and a six straight down the ground of Colin de Grandhomme.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.— Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports still playing across the globe.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators.NFL-NEWSAP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre Desir Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic.Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments:— Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Cowen says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. Cowen works with Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Gary Woodland and Graeme McDowell, among many others. NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sport’s biggest stars.It was Hamlin’s 31st victory in iRacing, which is where he was first discovered by Earnhardt long before he made it to NASCAR. He said he raced barefoot because “I like to feel the pedals.”Hamlin was heavily involved in putting together Sunday’s pretend race, which was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and called by its regular team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.NASCAR has suspended racing until at least May 9.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 NASCAR-iRACINGBarefoot Hamlin wins NASCAR iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race without using a drop of gas.Racing barefoot, the three-time Daytona 500 winner beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner to win a NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.Damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button, among a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.The leader of the international track federation has sent a letter to Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.The Canadian Olympic Committee has made the strongest objection yet to an Olympics this summer, announcing it will not send a team to Tokyo unless the games are postponed for a year. Canada is the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “It’s clear the games can’t be held in July.” NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed to terms on a deal, according to two people with direct knowledge of the contract.The Athletic first reported the Jets’ agreement with Desir, who was released by Colts on Saturday.The 29-year-old defensive back spent the past three seasons with Indianapolis, where he had 161 total tackles, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 37 games, including 29 starts.Also in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Chance Warmack. The former first-round pick has not played since 2018 when he appeared in nine games for Philadelphia. Warmack sat out last season to reportedly get healthy after a series of injuries. Associated Press Update on the latest sports March 23, 2020 National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did not want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control.The United States governing bodies of swimming and track have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before seasonUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC considers postponing Tokyo Olympics…Canada says no to 2020 Summer GamesUNDATED (AP) — There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus.last_img read more

Senior Chinese Science Official Snared in Corruption Probe

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