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Woman accuses BJP MLA of rape in U.P.

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police have initiated an investigation against a BJP MLA from Unnao after a woman from the district accused him of gang-raping her along with his accomplices last June.The case came to light after the woman, along with her family members, threatened to commit suicide outside the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday, alleging that the police refused to take action against the MLA despite her complaints and applications.According to the victim, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Bangermau MLA, raped her on June 17, 2017, and all her attempts to get justice bore no fruit as his influence prevented police from acting against him. She said that despite her efforts, the police did not register a case against the legislator.Faces threat“When I protested against the rape, he threatened me that he would get my family members killed,” the woman told local television channels.Rajiv Krishnan, Additonal Director-General of Police, Lucknow, said both the allegations made by the woman were of a “serious nature”, and so the case was being shifted from Unnao to Lucknow for a fair investigation.Inspector General, Lucknow Range, would carry out the investigation.Mr. Krishnan said that the woman had alleged that her father was thrashed by people sent by the accused on April 4, but a case was lodged against the victim instead. The accused, however, lodged a counter FIR against the woman’s family.The officer said that after talking to both sides it was found that there was a dispute between the two parties over the past 10 to 12 years, with cases registered against each other.Alleges conspiracyMr. Sengar dismissed the allegations of gang rape, saying it was “a conspiracy” against him.According to the Unnao police, on the complaint of the woman, a case was registered at the Mankhi police station under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 366 (kidnapping a woman to compel her for marriage) of the Indian Penal Code on June 20, 2017.After an investigation, the police added Section 376 D (gang rape) of the IPC and Section 3/4 of the POSCO Act to the case.Three accused, Shubham Singh, Brijesh Yadav Awadh Narayan, were arrested following this. The charge sheet was also submitted in court.last_img read more

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Tough love: Yeng Guiao downplays tongue-lashing towards Poy Erram in NLEX loss

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alaska took a 23-17 lead after the first quarter and the Road Warriors ultimately folded under the Aces’ pressure.“Of course we’re very disappointed, I thought we could at least give ourselves a chance to win the game but we never got to the point where we threatened Alaska,” said Guiao. “So I guess that’s the more disappointing thing to us is that we were not able to give ourselves a chance to be in the game and put a little more pressure on Alaska.”“We know this is our most important game this conference but we did not play it the way the occasion was called for,” added Guiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao is known for his fiery demeanor that he often unleashes during games.Be it on game officials, opposing players, or even his own team, no one is safe from Guiao’s competitive fire and it was once again in full display when NLEX lost to Alaska, 88-80, in the do-or-die game for the last playoffs spot in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Former Air Force receiver hoping NFL is a dream delayed Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I admit what I did and I want to apologize for it,” said Erram. “My emotions got the best of me. Sorry for doing that, I’m only human. I make mistakes and now I regret it.”“Sometimes I do stupid things but that’s now who I am. I am a working progress. Again I sincerely apologize for this instance,” added Erram.Guiao said that him cursing and shouting at his players is normal for the team and the Road Warriors have accepted that kind of tough love.“That’s normal for us, they accept that,” said Guiao. “We talk about that prior to them joining the team, so it’s just part of our culture.Guiao said that he is disappointed with the loss especially with how the Road Warriors failed to put up a respectable fight against the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Guiao called a timeout with 3:32 left in the first quarter with the Aces leading 33-22 and it was star center Poy Erram who was on the receiving end of an earful from the multi-titled mentor.“Be stronger, you’re too easy to push around,” said Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsErram, though, took his criticism positively and he owned up to his mistake after finishing with 10 points ad 19 rebounds.The 6-foot-7 center took to Twitter to air his side regarding the incident where he acknowledged that he was wrong and Guiao was only motivating the Road Warriors.last_img read more

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Baptism of fire for Maroons

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Far Eastern forges decider against Ateneo Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated University of the Philippines’ retooled roster gets an acid test right in its first game in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup when the Maroons battle San Beda in the main game in the inaugurals Sunday.Tip off is at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan with the Maroons to unveil prized acquisitions Ricci Rivero and the exciting Kobe Paras against the Red Lions, the reigning three-time NCAA champions.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re still working on our chemistry,” UP assistant coach Ricky Dandan said. “San Beda will be a big test for us.”The Maroons finished a fighting second to Ateneo in the UAAP last season, defying all pretournament predictions by ousting Adamson in the Final Four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRivero and Paras will join a solid core that already has Bright Akhuetie and Juan Gomez de Liaño and their coming to UP will be more than enough to plug the hole created by the departure of Paul Desiderio, who is now in the PBA. View commentslast_img read more

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IPL 2016: Aaron Finch takes Gujarat over the line yet again

first_imgRiding on a superb bowling performance followed by Aaron Finch’s unbeaten 67, Gujarat Lions outplayed Mumbai Indians by three wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday to keep their winning run intact in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). (This is how Gujarat Lions registered their third win on the trot)Batting first, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and could manage only 143/8 in 20 overs. Parthiv Patel (34) was the top scorer for the hosts.In reply, in-form Finch showed his class yet again as he struck seven boundaries and one six in his 54-ball innings as Lions chased down the target comfortably posting 147/7 in 20 overs to register their third straight win of the season.Mitchell McClenaghan (4-20) was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai.Chasing a challenging target of 144, Lions lost hard-hitting opener Brendon McCullum (6) in the second over itself but his opening partner Finch and incoming batsman skipper Suresh Raina (27) played sensibly from there on without losing any more wickets to take the team to 42/1 after the completion of powerplay.The duo brought up their 50-run partnership for the second wicket in just 38 balls to keep the team on track for their third win of the season.But the 53-run partnership came to an end when McClenaghan brought the much needed breakthrough to keep Mumbai in the game as he dismissed Raina in the ninth over to have Lions at 65/2.Soon after the wicket of Raina, Lions suffered two successive blows with Dinesh Karthik (9) and Dwayne Bravo (2) getting out in the 12th and the 13th over to put Mumbai back into the game. Gujarat were 83/4 then.advertisementDespite wickets falling at the other end, opener Finch held on sensibly to keep alive Gujarat’s hopes of chasing the target down.Akshdeep Nath (12) after hitting one boundary too fell cheaply in the 17th over to put Mumbai back into the game.But Finch didn’t panic in the pressure situation as he brought up his half-century in 46 balls.McClenaghan came up with two wickets in the 19th over, dismissing James Faulkner (7) and Praveen Kumar (0) to keep hopes alive.Finch, however, held on along with Dhawal Kulkarni (6 not out) to take the team over the victory line.Earlier put into bat, Mumbai Indians lost skipper Rohit Sharma (7) cheaply in the second over itself to have the hosts on the back foot.Hardik Pandya (2), who was yet again sent into bat at number three, failed to make an impact as he got out to have Mumbai struggling at 19/2 in 3.3 overs.However, Rohit’s opening partner Parthiv and incoming batsman Jos Buttler (16) held on to help the team reach 31 for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay.But as Buttler was looking set after striking three boundaries, his stay at the crease was cut short by off-spinner Jakati as the Englishman was stumped easily by Dinesh Karthik to have the team at 51/3 in the ninth over.Kieron Pollard (1) too continued his struggle to get back among the runs. As he fell to Pravin Tambe to have the team tottering at 59/4 in the 11th over.But after his dismissal in the 13th over, Harbhajan Singh (8), Ambati Rayudu (20) all fell in quick succession.Tim Southee (25) and Krunal Pandya (20 not out) piled on some useful runs in the death overs with a couple of boundaries to help the team cross 140.For Lions, Pravin Tambe, Dhawal Kulkarni and Dwayne Bravo picked two wickets each.Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 143/8 in 20 overs (Parthiv Patel 34; Pravin Tambe 2-12, Dhawal Kulkarni 2-19, Dwayne Bravo 2-39) vs Gujarat Lions 147/7 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 67 not out; Mitchell McClenaghan 4-21, Jasprit Bumrah 2-32)last_img read more

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Australia’s Usman Khawaja may miss start of India Test series with knee injury

first_imgAustralia opener Usman Khawaja has suffered a knee injury and that makes him a doubtful starter in the four-match Test series against India at home in December.Khawaja injured his left knee in a training session during the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.The scans have revealed that Khawaja has not re-torn his anterior cruciate ligament but he has suffered a meniscal tear.The injury may require a surgery to his left knee.Pakistan vs Australia: Day 4 Blog | ScorecardAustralia will already miss the services of Steve Smith and David Warner and Khawaja’s absence will be a massive blow.Smith and Warner are serving one-year bans for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March this year.The first Test of the series between Australia and India will be played in Adelaide from December 6.Khawaja did not take to the field the entire day after twisting his left knee during a nets session before the start of play on Day 3 on Thursday.The left-handed batsman was spotted limping on Friday morning when he reached the Sheikh Zayed Stadium with the Australian team.Khawaja has not been ruled out of the match and is expected to bat in the second innings with Australia chasing an improbable 538 to win the Test and the series.The 31-year-old batsman played one of the most inspiring knocks in the history of cricket in the drawn first Test to rescue Australia.Khawaja had batted bravely for nearly nine hours to make 141 and en route his innings became only the fifth Australian to score a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test match in Asia.advertisementlast_img read more