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January 29, 2019

Ghalib’s work could only have found meaning in India: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, Jan 29 : Veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar says legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib's work could only have found meaning in India."Ghalib was possible only in India. His work wouldn't have been nurtured and preserved if not for this country. His language and depth used in his work could have only found meaning in India," Akhtar said. "What happens in symmetric religions is that they believe there is one supreme power that is our creator and we are their creation but in Vedanth, the creator and…

Hockey: Spirited Indian women outclass Spain 5-2

Murcia (Spain), Jan 29: An improved attack and tactical defending saw the Indian women's hockey team convincingly beat 2018 World Cup bronze medallists Spain 5-2 in their third match of the tour here on Tuesday.Young striker from Mizoram Lalremsiami (17', 58') starred in the match by scoring twice, while Neha Goyal (21'), Navneet Kaur (32') and Rani (51') ensured India remained in the lead after an initial setback in the first quarter. It was Spain, who scored the first goal in the seventh…

PSG inks contract with Argentine Leandro Paredes until 2023

Paris, Jan 29: Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes on Tuesday signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for the next four-and-half seasons, the French football club announced.Paredes arrives at the Parc des Princes from Zenit St. Petersburg player, where he bagged 10 goals and 15 assists in 61 appearances with the current leader of the Russian Premier League, reports Efe news. "After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but…

Windies add pacer Thomas for 2nd Test vs England

St. John's (Antigua), Jan 29: Fast bowler Oshane Thomas was on Tuesday added as the 14th player in the West Indies Test squad while retaining the rest of the squad for the second Test against England, starting here Thursday.Thomas, who has played four ODIs and six T20Is so far, was picked as a cover for fellow pacer Alzarri Joseph for the first Test in Barbados, which the Windies won by a mammoth margin of 381 runs at the Kensington Oval. "Oshane Thomas was with us in Barbados as cover and he has been added to…

Atletico Madrid fitness coach arrested for domestic violence

Madrid, Jan 29: The Spanish Guardia Civil on Tuesday confirmed they have arrested the fitness coach of Atletico Madrid on charges of domestic violence.The 60-year-old Oscar Ortega was detained late on Monday evening and taken to the Guardia Civil station in the town of Majadahonda, outside Madrid. He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency. The Uruguayan coach has worked with Atletico first team coach Diego Simeone since 2006. He joined Atletico together with Simeone in late 2011, and is…
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