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November 18, 2016

Sports Minister Goel congratulates FIH President Batra

New Delhi, Nov 18: Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Friday congratulated the newly-appointed International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Narinder Batra.Batra, who was an Executive Board Member of FIH as well as the Vice-President of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF), has succeeded Leandro Negre for a four-year term at the helm. "Vijay Goel has congratulated Narinder Batra on his election as the new President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH)," the Sports Ministry…

ICC charges South Africa captain with ball tampering

Melbourne, Nov 18: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was on Friday charged with applying an artificial substance to the ball during the fourth day's play in the second cricket Test against Australia in Hobart, which concluded on Tuesday.The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that it charged du Plessis for breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The alleged incident happened on Tuesday morning when TV footage appeared to show du Plessis applying saliva and residue from a mint…

All set for assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Three Tamil Nadu assembly constituencies -- Thirupparankundram, Aravakkurichi and Thanjavur -- are all set for by-elections on Saturday as is the lone Nellithope constituency in Puducherry.In Tamil Nadu, around 7.54 lakh voters are expected to exercise their vote and decide the fate of 81 candidates in fray. According to the Election Commission, polling will start at 7.00 a.m. and would close at 5.00 p.m. In Aravakkurichi, ruling AIADMK's V. Senthil Balaji will fight it out against the DMK's K.C.…

FinMin warns people against parking black money in others’ accounts

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Seeking to close all the gaps for people to turn their black money into white, the Finance Ministry on Friday warned those who are using others' accounts to hoard their cash, and that the person allowing his or her account to be misused is also liable for prosecution."Tax evasion activities by some people using other persons' bank accounts to convert their black money can be subjected to income tax and penalty," Finance Ministry said in a tweet. "It is hereby clarified that such tax…

Trump offers AG job to Senator Jeff Sessions

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President-elect Donald Trump has offered the job of US Attorney General to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, a man once rejected as a federal judge for alleged racism, the media reported on Friday.Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee spokesman, who is involved in the Trump presidential transition, would not confirm the reports on CNN. "Until Donald Trump says it, it's not official," he said. But the choice of Sessions, 69, who is currently a senator from Alabama, would come…
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