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November 20, 2013

Two Odisha ports on alert over cyclone ‘Helen’

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20: Storm warning signals were raised in two Odisha ports Wednesday as deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm 'Helen', officials said. The distant storm warning signal has been raised to two from the earlier one number at the state's Paradip and Gopalpur ports, an official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre told IANS. The storm which lay centred at about 520 km south of Gopalpur would further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday. It would…

Bihar to confiscate properties of 16 criminals

Patna, Nov 20: Bihar has initiated the process to confiscate the properties of 16 criminals, state police officer on Wednesday said."We have sent a proposal to the Inspector General of Economic Offence Unit for confiscating of properties of 16 criminals and offenders," Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. He said the list of criminals and offenders includes a Maoist, a builder and gangsters. According to police officials, Anil Kumar, the managing director of Patna-based Patliputra Builders,…

Siddikur hopes to celebrate at World Cup of Golf

Melbourne, Nov 20 (IANS) Golfer Siddikur Rahman will remember his 29th birthday for a long time. The Asian Tour star will enjoy the honour of becoming the first Bangladeshi to tee up at the World Cup of Golf which starts Thursday and he intends to enjoy the walk at Royal Melbourne Golf Club with a strong showing. "It's nice to be in my first World Cup on my 29th birthday today. I'm really excited and glad to play the tournament. I'm proud with what I have achieved. It's good for me and good for…

Mumbaikar creates school cricket record

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Mumbai schoolboy Prithvi Pankaj Shaw Wednesday wrote his name in the record books by slamming a stupendous 546 runs in a Harris Shield Cricket Tournament match here. The 15-year-old's marathon performance came in the prestigious Under-16 inter-school tournament between his Rizvi Springfield School, Bandra, and St. Francis D'Assisi High School, Borivli. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is believed to have been highly impressed by the youngster's potential and Prithvi is already talked…

Sandhu retained as India boxing coach

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) Wednesday retained Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu as the chief national coach till the 2016 Rio Olympics. First appointed coach in 1993, Sandhu has ably served for almost two decades during which time Indian boxers have made ground-breaking progress in the international arena including winning the country's first Olympic and first World Championship medal among many other achievements. A committee was constituted under the chairmanship of IBF president Abhishek…
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