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June 2019

Aadarsh, Suhana win sub-junior TT titles

Sonipat, June 30: Aadarsh Om Chetri of Delhi blanked Preyesh Raj Suresh of Tamil Nadu 4-0 to take home the sub-junior boys trophy along with a prize purse in the UTT National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (North Zone) which concluded at the DPS Hall here on Sunday.The sub-junior girls crown was won by Suhana Saini of Haryana as she beat Taneesha Kotecha of Maharashtra 4-1. Chetri, who had the measure of left-hander Preyesh, established a quick lead. Going from strength to strength, he capitalised on some unforced…

Team Champions’ Dean Mascarenhas wins South India Rally

Chennai, June 30: Team Champions' Dean Mascarenhas survived a late but spirited onslaught from three-time APRC winner Gaurav Gill to win the opening round of the Champions Yacht Club - FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship here on a nail-biting Sunday.Going into the third and final leg with a 10-second overall lead and a handy 1.41 minutes over Gill, Mascarenhas (Shruptha Padival) would have hoped for a pressure-free day in the office. But an errant car and a possessed Gill saw his lead being steadily wiped out from…

Is ‘cherry picking’ of data is what it’s all about?

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recently cautioned against "cherry-picking" of data, subtly arguing against the former Chief Economic Adviser's paper, but neither was Arvind Subramanian's paper the only one on GDP over-estimation nor his methodology.A recent IIM Ahmedabad research paper titled 'Over estimation in the growth rate of National income' by Sebastian Morris and Tejshwi Kumari used similar methods to conclude that India over-estimated its growth rate. "Ever since the Central…

On song BJP, rudderless Congress and lone voice of dissent in Parliament (IANS Analysis)

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The headless Congress appears rudderless in the Lok Sabha as the only voice from the opposition benches to go viral so far has been that of debutant MP Mahua Moitra of the Trinamool Congress.Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary started on a disastrous note by getting embroiled in an avoidable controversy over his "naali" (drain) comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi that eclipsed his speech on the motion of thanks on the President's address. In sharp contrast,…

Sri Lanka in must-win situation vs Windies

Chester-le-Street (England), June 30: Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign might look to be all but over, but going mathematically, the island nation still have a slim chance of sneaking through to the semifinals provided they win their remaining two games and the results in the other group matches go their way.So come Monday, the Dimuth Karunaratne-led side will look to give their best against the West Indies who are already out of contention for a place in the knockouts. A 20-run win over hosts England pumped life…
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