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December 6, 2017

SC asks trial court to proceed against Tarun Tejpal in sexual assault case

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked a Goa court to go ahead with the trial of the founding editor of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexual assault on his junior woman colleague in a Goa hotel in November 2013. Tejpal was accused of sexually assaulting his colleague in a five-star hotel on November 7-8, 2013 during a "ThinkFest" event organised by the magazine in Goa. Asking the trial court to proceed with the examination of witnesses, the bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and…

Govindaraj becomes member of FIBA Competitions Commission

Bengaluru, Dec 6: K. Govindaraj has become the first Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President to be appointed as a member of the sport's world governing body FIBA's Competitions Commission effective from January 1, 2018, it was announced on Wednesday.Govindaraj was appointed to the commission after the FIBA Executive Committee meeting held on November 18, BFI said in a statement. "I'm humbled by the honour of being bestowed this position. This is not just an achievement for myself but for all the…

Shiv Sena men detained, bid to hoist tricolour in Srinagar thwarted

Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Eight Shiv Sena activists were detained here on Wednesday after the Jammu and Kashmir Police thwarted their bid to hoist the National Flag at Lal Chowk in the city, an official said.The Shiv Sena activists arrived at Ghanta Ghar in two vehicles and were taken in preventive custody as soon as they alighted, a police official said. While shouting slogans against National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, the activists said: "If Farooq Abdullah wants to come to power in Jammu and Kashmir he…

India equal Oz record of nine straight Test series wins

New Delhi, Dec 6: The 1-0 win in the three-Test rubber against Sri Lanka on Wednesday saw the Virat Kohli-led Indian team equal Australia's record of nine consecutive Test series wins.Australia achieved the feat over a period of three years, remaining unbeaten from October 2005 to June 2008. The top ranked Indian team on the other hand, started their undefeated run from the tour to Sri Lanka in July 2015. The 2015 tour, which marked current head coach Ravi Shastri's debut at the helm as then Team Director, saw…

ISL: Chennai coach Gregory lauds boys’ character ahead of ATK tie

Chennai, Dec 6: Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory feels the fact that they scored three times in the last ten minutes of the match shows the character of the team and their willingness to keep pushing till the end.Skipper Henrique Sereno scored in the 82nd minute against FC Pune City in their last game while Mohammed Rafi made it 3-0 in the 84th minute against NorthEast United FC in the second match. Raphael Augusto converted from the spot in the 84th minute to score the second goal for Chennaiyin against Goa and…
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