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December 6, 2017

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Jerusalem, Dec 6 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the White House has said, a move that elicited huge outrage from the Palestinians and the entire Arab world, media reports said on Wednesday.The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Trump on Wednesday. The status of Jerusalem - a holy site for Israelis and Palestinians - is extremely contentious. Israel has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of…

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

Geneva, Dec 6: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics set for next February in PyeongChang, South Korea, over doping concerns, Xinhua reported.The IOC decided to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with immediate effect, but Russian athletes would still be able to compete at the PyeongChang Games in uniforms bearing the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia" under the Olympic Flag, and the Olympic Anthem will be played in any ceremony.…

Minerva beat Arrows in I-League tie

Fatorda (Goa), Dec 6: William Opoku Asiedu struck twice as Minerva Punjab FC blanked Indian 2-0 in a hard fought I-League match here on Tuesday.Asiedu (7th, 84th minutes) scored once in each half to help Minerva quell a strong challenge from the youngsters in the Indian Arrows line-up. Minerva thus climbed to the top of the league table with seven points from three matches. The Arrows are fourth with three points from two matches. Before the home side could even settle down, Minerva made their intentions clear…

Hockey player found dead in car with bullet injury, suicide suspected

New Delhi, Dec 6: A national-level hockey player was found dead with gunshot wound to his right temple on Tuesday in his car near his female friend's residence in south Delhi, police said.Rizwan Khan, 22, a resident of Subhash Nagar in west Delhi, was a student of Bachelor's in Arts Second Year at the Jamia Millia Islamia. He was found dead around 10.30 a.m. by his family inside the car parked at Sarojini Nagar, police said. Rizwan had left his home with Rs 2 lakh on Monday afternoon for purchasing a…

Belgium, Spain win at Hockey World League final

Bhubaneswar, Dec 6: Belgium and Spain registered contrasting wins in their respective Pool A matches at the Hockey World League Final here on Tuesday.Belgium continued their excellent form in this tournament, thrashing Netherlands 3-0 while Spain rode on a couple of late goals to beat Argentina 2-1. The result sees Belgium consolidate the top spot in the pool with nine points, having won all three of their matches. Spain meanwhile, held onto the second spot with six points from three matches. Argentina and Holland at…
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