Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday promised to conduct a caste census in Uttar Pradesh if voted to power in the Assembly elections scheduled to take place next year, PTI reported.
Yadav promised to ensure that the backward classes get their rights. He criticised the Centre for not undertaking the exercise.
“The BJP government at the Centre does not want to conduct caste census as it knows that backwards will demand their right and due respect after it,” Yadav claimed. “This is the biggest demand of backwards…
Barcelona plunged even further into crisis on Wednesday with a thumping Champions League defeat at Benfica while holders Chelsea were beaten by Juventus but Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a precious last-gasp winner for Manchester United.
Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona side already look at real risk of an early exit from this season’s Champions League after suffering a second 3-0 defeat in as many games in Group E and finishing the match in Lisbon with 10 men.
Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez starred for Benfica, opening the scoring…
NATIONAL ANTHEMS DONE: We are all set at Gold Coast. Smriti-Shafali will get us going. Ellyse Perry will swing the new ball for sure, she will start off proceedings.
It is a red-letter day in Indian Cricket as @bcciwomen take on @CricketAus in the historic day-night pink-ball Test. The ODI series was an engrossing affair and with the series currently at 4-2 points, this Test will be as exciting. Good luck, #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 https://t.co/qNSZ46LZ0X
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 30, 2021
Confirmed playing XIs
World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s ATP/WTA Indian Wells tournament in California, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.
Ashleigh Barty, the number one ranked female in the world, has also withdrawn, the tournament organizers announced on Monday.
“We are disappointed that Novak will not be able to join us at the BNP Paribas Open this fall,” tournament director Tommy Haas said.
Djokovic has not played since his defeat in the final of the US Open earlier this month, where he missed out on his chance…
Mumbai, September 30
Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 150 points in early trade on Thursday, tracking losses in index majors Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank amid sustained foreign fund outflow.
The 30-share Sensex was trading 178.60 points or 0.30 per cent lower at 59,234.67. Similarly, the Nifty declined 49.15 points or 0.28 per cent to 17,662.15.
Reliance Industries was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding around 1 per cent, followed by PowerGrid, Kotak Bank, Maruti, Bajaj Auto and Axis Bank.