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Terror plot to attack Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled

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A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's Mecca has been foiled by the security forces on Friday. Al Arabiya TV quoted a spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour...
Suicide bomber targeting Mecca injures 11: Saudi Police
Mecca: Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islams holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this years Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told Saudi television that police "foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshippers." In dawn raids on Mecca and the Red Sea city of Jeddah officers arrested five suspects, including a woman, before surrounding the bombers location around the Grand Mosque. "Unfortunately he started shooting towards security personnel once he noticed their presence in the area, which led to an exchange of fire before he blew himself up," Turki said. The blast partially collapsed the building where he had taken refuge, injuring the six pilgrims, Turki said. He added that four had already been released from hospital, and five security men were also slightly hurt. Since late 2014 Saudi Arabia has faced periodic bombings and shootings claimed by ISIS. Purported images from the scene that circulated on social media showed an alley filled with bricks and other debris apparently from a blast. Video showed what appeared to be a bearded mans head lying among rubble from a collapsed structure. Counter-terrorism capabilities Near the end of Ramadan last year in the Saudi city of Medina four security officers died in an explosion close to Islams second holiest site, the Prophets Mosque. It was one of three suicide blasts around the kingdom on the same day, in which a total of seven people were believed killed. The others occurred in Jeddah and in the Gulf city of Qatif. The US Central Intelligence Agency said those attacks bore the hallmarks of ISIS. Most of the targets in Saudi Arabia have been the Shiite minority and security forces, killing dozens of people. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for attacks against the kingdom, a member of the US-led coalition battling the group in Syria and Iraq. Since July last year police have arrested around 40 people, including Saudis and Pakistanis, for alleged extremist links. Saudi Arabias counter-terrorism capabilities -- which for years were led by Prince Mohammed bin Nayef -- are well-regarded internationally. On Wednesday Prince Mohammed was ousted from his posts of crown prince and interior minister, replaced as heir to the throne by King Salmans son Mohammed bin Salman. Fridays counter-terrorist operation was the first to take place under the new interior minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, who is in his early 30s. Prince Abdulaziz is the nephew of the deposed minister. AFP
Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque
Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry has said.The attack on Friday had been planned by a group stationed at three locations, Khaleej Times reported citing Arab News which quoted the Interior Ministry's statement.A security spokesperson said that...
Terror plot to attack Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled
[Saudi Arabia], June 24 (ANI): A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's Mecca has been foiled by the security forces on Friday. Al Arabiya TV quoted a spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour al-Turki as saying that three terrorists, two based in Mecca and one in Jeddahhad, had planned the operation. Worshipers at the mosque were the target of the terrorists. According to reports, the first attack was foiled in Mecca in Assila District, while the second was thwarted in Ajyad al-Masafi neighborhood. A suicide bomber, who was hiding in a house in the Ajyad neighborhood, opened fire on security forces before blowing himself after a crackdown on him. Six people and five members of the security forces were injured after the suicide bomber blew himself . Five accused, including a woman, were arrested by the security forces. (ANI)
Saudis 'foil suicide attack' in Mecca
Saudi security forces foiled a purported terror plot on Friday that targeted the Great Mosque of Mecca, the holiest site in Islam, the security spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour al-Turki said, according to Al Arabiya.
Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts 6
In Saudi Arabia, Six foreign pilgrims were hurt when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up yesterday.The Interior Ministry said, security forces have prevented the imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six: Saudi police
Six foreign pilgrims were hurt in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque yesterday, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told Saudi television that police "foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshippers." In dawn raids on Mecca and the Red Sea city of Jeddah officers arrested five suspects, including a woman, before surrounding the bomber's location around the Grand Mosque. "Unfortunately he started shooting towards security personnel once he noticed their presence in the area, which led to an exchange of fire before he blew himself up," Turki said. The blast partially collapsed the building where he had taken refuge, injuring the six pilgrims, Turki .
Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up
DUBAI Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in a house in the central Mecca neighbourhood of Ajyad al-Masafi near the mosque that had been used as the base for the attack, the ministry said. The post Bomber planning to attack Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up – ministry | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost .
Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.
Saudi security forces foiled suicide attack on Mecca mosque: Interior Ministry
The Saudi Interior Ministry said security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up.
Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca -state TV
Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported.
Saudi security forces kill "wanted man" in Mecca: Reports
Saudi security forces shot dead a wanted man in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday and arrested several others.
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PM Modi leaves for three-nation tour

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New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands. "PM @narendramodi emplaned for...
Jaishankar meets Tillerson ahead of PM Modi's visit
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's US visit. The two secretaries' meeting is supposed to finalise the meeting between PM Modi and President Donald Trump on Monday at White House. Jaishankar is also scheduled to meet Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour. Prime Minister Modi will be visiting Portugal today, the U.S. on June 25 and 26, and the Netherlands on June 27. The Prime Minister on Friday said that he intends to strengthen ties with all the three nations. "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations and the world." State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has also said that US is looking forward to strengthening ties with India". -ANI
Narendra Modi embarks on three-nation tour of Portugal, US and Netherlands
PM Narendra Modi embarked on a tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries. The post Narendra Modi embarks on three-nation tour of Portugal, US and Netherlands appeared first on Firstpost .
PM Narendra Modi embarks on three-nation tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries to boost bilateral ties.
Modi leaves for three-nation tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands."PM @narendramodi emplaned for Portugal, after which he shall visit USA and Netherlands for important bilateral visits," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) wrote on Twitter.Modi will visit Portugal...
Modi's US visit: PM likely to get down to business with Trump right away
Modi could be thinking of repeating with trump the conversation he and Obama had in September 2014
PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour
[India], June 23 (ANI): A day ahead of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he intends to strengthen ties will all the three nations - Portugal, The Netherlands, and the United States. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and said, "Will hold talks with Mr. @antoniocostapm & interact with the Indian community during my Portugal visit tomorrow." "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world." "My visit to Netherlands seeks to boost bilateral ties & deepen economic cooperation," he added. Prime Minister's three-nation tour begins tomorrow. According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, PM Modi would visit Portugal on June 24, the U.S. on June 25 and 26, and the Netherlands on June 27. Prime Minister Modi is expected to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on regional security situation as also ways to enhance cooperation in bilateral areas of strategic importance. In the U.S., he will have a community event as well as a meeting with the business leaders. Ahead of the U.S. tour, Prime Minister Modi will visit Portugal, where he is expected to hold talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa. "We are working on several documents to strengthen India-Portugal economic, scientific and cultural engagements and we expect to finalise and sign these documents essentially which are in the nature of memorandum of understanding," Baglay has said. "We look forward to a very action-filled, useful, productive and successful visit of the Prime Minister," he added. On Prime Minister Modi's visit to the Netherlands, the spokesperson has said India and the Netherlands are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year and therefore, the trip is more significant. During his visit, the Prime Minister will meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. (ANI)
PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour
A day ahead of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he intends to strengthen ties will all the three nations - Portugal, The Netherlands, and the United States.
This is what PM Modi has to say about his first meeting with President Trump
Modi will start his three-nation visit to Portugal, US and Netherlands from tomorrow.
PMs statement before his upcoming visit to Portugal, USA and Netherlands
PMs statement before his upcoming visit to Portugal, USA and Netherlands
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1st ODI: India, West Indies match abandoned due to rain

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24 Jun 2017 First cricket ODI of the five-match series between India and West Indies has been called off due to persistent rain at Queen's Park Ovalin in Port of Spain. Earlier, West Indies won the...
Rain washes out first ODI
Dhawan, Rahane score half-centuries to pilot India to 199 for 3 in 39.2 overs, but no further play is possible as match is abandoned
India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane shine before rain forces 1st ODI to get abandoned
The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies on Friday was called off due to incessant rain. The post India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane shine before rain forces 1st ODI to get abandoned appeared first on Firstpost .
Cricket-Rain cuts short Windies v India ODI
June 23 (Reuters) - Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane compiled an opening partnership of 132 for India against West Indies before rain washed out the first one-day international in Trinidad on Friday.
India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned
The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.
Rain ends Indian innings at 199/3, West Indies need 194 in 26
Shikhar Dhawan extended his red-hot form with a 87-run knock before rain forced an early suspension of the Indian innings in the first cricket One-day International against the West Indies, here today.
WATCH - Dhawan and Rahane keep a good thing going
Watch clips of the action from the first ODI between West Indies and India in Port of Spain
India vs West Indies 1st ODI: WI win toss, opt to bowl
West Indies has won the toss and elected to bowl against the Indian side in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. Having arrived in West Indies following their heart-wrenching 180-run defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals of the recently-concluded Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval on June 18, India will certainly aim to put all on-field controversies regarding their head coach Anil Kumble 's exit to rest even as they take on West Indies. The Jason Holder-led side, on the other hand, locks horns with India, following a drawn three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. West Indies, who are standing at the ninth spot in the ODI rankings, failed to gain any point from the series against Afghanistan. As a result, the series against the Men in Blue is their last realistic chance to try to get those ranking points up in a bid to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup-where only the top eight ranked teams are guaranteed qualification. Meanwhile, India is without Anil Kumble who stepped down from the position of head coach which he took up last year following Champions Trophy. The Virat Kohli -led side is with general manager Dr M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour. Meanwhile, Sanjay Bangar, and R Sridhar, continue to remain the batting coach and the fielding coach, respectively. Here are the playing XI of both teams: India: Shikhar Dhawan , Ajinkya Rahane , Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh , MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav West Indies: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins -ANI
West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI
The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.For India, spinner Kuldeep Yadav made his ODI debut while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was rested.Squads:India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh, M.S....
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Landslide buries mountain village in southwestern China, fears for 100 people

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A landslide on Saturday morning in China's southwestern Sichuan province has buried the homes of around 100 people, according to the official Xinhua news agency, citing local...
China Landslide: Over 100 missing, 40 homes destroyed in Sinchaun province; rescue operations underway
Around 100 people are feared buried after a landslide smashed through their village in southwest China's Sichuan Province early on Saturday The post China Landslide: Over 100 missing, 40 homes destroyed in Sinchaun province; rescue operations underway appeared first on Firstpost .
Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide: Authorities
Some 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by the cascading debris after the side of a mountain collapsed, blocking a two kilometre (one mile) stretch of river, according to a statement from the Maoxian government news office.
Over 100 buried in China landslide
More than 100 people were feared buried after a landslide in China on Saturday, official sources said. It occurred in Sichuan where some 40 homes were smashed burying the people living in them, Xinhua news agency reported. The landslide originated in a mountain in the Tibetan and Qiang area of Aba and it fell on Xinmo village at around 6 a.m., blocking a two-km section of a river. -IANS
China landslide: Over 100 people feared buried in Sichuan
The government of Mao county in Sichuan province says the landslide from a mountain fell onto the village of Xinmo.
Over 100 buried in China landslide
More than 100 people were feared buried after a landslide in China on Saturday, official sources said.It occurred in Sichuan where some 40 homes were smashed burying the people living in them, Xinhua news agency reported.The landslide originated in a mountain in the Tibetan and Qiang area of Aba and it fell on Xinmo village at around 6 a.m.,...
Around 100 people feared buried in landslide in China
In China, around 100 people feared buried in landslide.According to Chinese media reports, at least 40 homes in the village of Xinmo have also been destroyed by the natural disaster in the Maoxian County of Chinas Sichuan Province.
China: Around 100 people feared buried in Sichuan Province landslide
At least 12 people were killed in January when a landslide smashed into a hotel in central Hubei province.
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25 killed, 100 injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area

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Peshawar:Two back-to-back blasts today tore through a market crowded with people shopping for Eid in the minority Shia dominated Parachinar area of Pakistans Kurram tribal district, killing 25...
10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
At least 10 people were killed and several others injured today in two subsequent blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar area of Pakistans Kurram tribal district, bordering Afghanistan. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency, officials said. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. At least 10 people were killed in the blasts. The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar. The security forces cordon off the entire area and started search operation.
18 killed, 100 injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 others injured today in powerful twin blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar area of Pakistan's Kurram tribal district, bordering Afghanistan. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. Officials said that 18 people were killed and at least 100 others injured in the explosions. The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar. The security forces cordon off the entire area and started search operation. Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel reached the site of the attack to aid in rescue efforts.
At least 62 people killed in three separate bomb blasts in Pakistan
In Pakistan, at least 62 people have been killed and more than 100 others were injured in three separate bomb blasts on FRiday.Two back-to-back explosions rocked Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal agency, on Friday afternoon, in which at least 45 people have been killed and 75 others were injured.
15 killed, at least 70 injured as twin explosions hit Pakistan's Parachinar, suicide bombing expected
Another twin explosion rocked the Parachinar area of Pakistan on Friday killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens.
Pakistan twin blasts: 15 killed, 70 injured in explosions in Parachinars Kurram Agency
Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported. The post Pakistan twin blasts: 15 killed, 70 injured in explosions in Parachinars Kurram Agency appeared first on Firstpost .
10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency, officials said.
Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar.The second explosion occurred as people rushed to rescue and assist...
Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported. The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. The second explosion occurred as people rushed to rescue and assist those wounded in the first explosion. The local administration confirmed that 15 people were killed and as many as 70 injured in the explosions. "Till now at least 15 people have been confirmed killed in the attack as it is a very busy area," said Shahid Turi, a local lawmaker from the area. Officials said emergency had been imposed in all hospitals across Parachinar, the capital of Kurram agency. Rescue services reached the spot of the explosions and started shifting the wounded to hospitals. --IANS ahm/dg
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ED files money laundering case against Kashmiri separatists

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ED registered a money laundering case against terror groups and Kashmir separatist organisations to probe alleged funding for carrying out subversive activities in the valley.
ED files PMLA case Hafiz Saeed, terror groups, separatists
AGENCY New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against terror groups and separatist organisations operating in Kashmir, including Pakistan-based LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the Hurriyat Conference, to probe alleged funding received by separatists for carrying out subversive activities in the valley. Officials said the central probe agency has booked […] The post ED files PMLA case Hafiz Saeed, terror groups, separatists appeared first on State Times .
Money laundering: ED registers case against Hafiz Saeed, Hurriyat, others
The alleged terror funding from across the border stoked unrest in the Kashmir Valley
ED registers case against terror outfits, Hurriyat
[India], June 23 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a case against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and members of Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Millat under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED will now investigate flow of money through hawala and other illegal domestic and international channels which are provided for carrying out separatist and terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes after the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) raided 14 places in Kashmir and 8 in Delhi in connection with reports of terror funding in the Valley. (ANI)
ED files PMLA case against terror groups, Kashmir separatists
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), they said, will probe the #39;proceeds of crime#39; and also alleged instances of terror financing by the people involved in this case and their associates.
ED files PMLA case against terror groups, Kashmir separatists
The ED has registered a money laundering case against terror groups and separatist organisations operating in Kashmir, including Pakistan-based LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the Hurriyat Conference, to probe alleged funding received by separatists for carrying out subversive activities in the valley.
ED registers money-laundering case against LeT chief, Hurriyat, others
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case of money laundering against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhartan-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujhaideen and members of Hurriyat Conference in connection with the alleged terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the Kashmir Valley.The ED had earlier registered a preliminary...
Enforcement Directorate books Hafiz Saeed, Hurriyat, Hizbul, Lashkar members for money laundering, to probe hawala links
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case against Hurriyat Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed and members of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Millat under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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Ravi Shastri to be India's coach?

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BCCI has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of Head Coach for India mens cricket team.
Anil Kumble resigns: BCCI extends deadline on applications for India head coach
The BCCI on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till 9 July, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit. The post Anil Kumble resigns: BCCI extends deadline on applications for India head coach appeared first on Firstpost .
BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9
AGENCY NEW DELHI: The BCCI today extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post […] The post BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9 appeared first on State Times .
BCCI extends Team India head coach application deadline till July 9
The process has been now extended by 16 days, which effectively gives former Team Director RaviShastria chance to throw his hat in the ring.
BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team.The position became vacant when Anil Kumble resigned following the humiliating 180-run loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy on June 18 in London."The...
BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9
The BCCI today extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumbles acrimonious exit. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of Head Coach for India Mens Cricket Team. The candidates who have applied earlier need not re-apply and will be included in the final list of applicants. The last date for submission of applications is hence extended to the 9th of July, 2017," the release stated. The release states that applicants should be available for interview in person or via video conferencing by next week which means that the coach will be appointed before the Sri Lanka series starting last week of July. The process has been now extended by 16 days, which effectively gives former Team Director Ravi Shastri a chance to throw his hat in the ring. As of now, Shastri has not made his intentions clear but sources say he will only apply if he is assured of appointment. However with former India captain Sourav Ganguly being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), it might not be a smooth sail for Shastri. Ganguly and Shastri had an infamous fall-out during last years interview process when the former Team Director accused the former skipper of not being present during his interview via video conference. A livid Ganguly had then said that if Shastri was so serious about the job, he should have appeared in person rather than appearing via video conference while holidaying in Bangkok.
BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of 'Head Coach' for India Men's Cricket Team.
BCCI invites fresh applications for India coach role
In the wake of Anil Kumble's withdrawal from the race, the BCCI has decided to invite fresh applications to pick India's next head coach
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Ahead of PM Modi's US trip, 'Trump Village' unveiled in India

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Children are seen near the entrance gate of Maroda Village which was renamed as Trump Village in Nuh district of Haryana on Friday. Mewat: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the United...
Haryana village dedicated to US president Donald Trump
Now onwards, the village will be known as 'TrumpSulabhVillage'.
Haryana village dedicated to US president Donald Trump
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis trip to the US, a village in Mewat region of Haryana was today dedicated to President Donald Trump. Now onwards, the village will be known as Trump Sulabh Village. In a symbolic gesture to promote the Indo-US relations, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak formally launched various projects for the all-round development of Marora panchayat under Mewat region in Haryana, a release said. The Sulabh Sanitation and Reform Movement leader Pathak, during a programme in Washington a few days ago, had announced to name an Indian village after Trump, as part of his efforts to strengthen relation between the countries, it said. Sulabh, a non-governmental organisation, provides affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses to end the practice of manual scavenging. It also works across the country to support the Swachh Bharat mission besides other urban development initiatives, the release said. Sulabh, which engages over 50,000 people, claims that so far it has constructed nearly 10.5 million household toilets and 8,500 public toilets used by nearly 15 million people daily across the country.
Indian toilet charity renames village after Trump
MARORA, India (Reuters) - A toilet charity has renamed an Indian village after U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation.
Haryana village dedicated to US president Donald Trump
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the US, a village in Mewat region of Haryana was today dedicated to President Donald Trump.
Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village
Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of Modi's US trip. From now on, Marora village, some 46 km from here, will be known as...
Trump Village unveiled in India
A rural Indian settlement with little electricity or running water renamed itself "Trump Village" on Friday in an unusual gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington.
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'Bihar ki beti' nominated only to lose: Nitish on Meira as Prez candidate

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The JD(U) rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad's request to reconsider its support to the NDA's Prez pick
'Bihar ki beti' Meira nominated to lose: Nitish Kumar
[India], June 23 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said 'Bihar ki beti' Meira Kumar has been nominated as the Presidential candidate by the Opposition only to lose. "I have a lot of respect for Meira Kumar, but 'Bihar ki beti' has been nominated only to lose," Nitish told the media. Despite conflict of opinion over presidential nominee, Janata Dal (United) chief today attended an iftaar party organised by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was also present at the party with grand alliance partner. Remaining firm on its stand of supporting National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, Nitish said his party took the decision after a detailed discussion with all party leaders. "We took the decision after discussing all the leaders of our party and will not reconsider our decision to back Kovind," he added. He further said the presidential candidature should not be made a subject of political confrontation. Earlier, Lalu said that Nitish was doing a 'mistake' by supporting Kovind, adding that he would try to convince him to rethink on the same. "I don't know why Nitish Kumar took this decision. I will tell him that he has made a mistake and would appeal him to rethink on his decision to support Kovind," Lalu told ANI. The opposition on Thursday fielded former Lok Sabha speaker Meira as Presidential candidate against NDA's nominee Kovind. The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17 as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the office on July 24. The counting of the votes will be done on July 20. (ANI)
Bihar ki beti will lose presidential election: Nitish on Meira Kumar
He said that Meira Kumar's defeat was certain and advised the Opposition parties to prepare a strategy to win the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
JD(U) decided to back Kovind after considering all aspects: Nitish
Adhering to his stand on supporting the NDAs presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the JD(U) took the decision after considering all aspects and the election for the top office should not be a matter of confrontation. He said his party had always taken independent decisions, including backing the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee, who was then the UPAs nominee, for the post while being in the NDA. "Kovinds name was announced first by the ruling party and we do not have any objection to his name. That is why we supported him," he told reporters here. The JD(U) had yesterday rejected its ally and RJD chief Lalu Prasads request to reconsider its support to the NDAs presidential pick, saying its stand was based on merit and it would stick it. "Everyone is independent to put forth views. As far as the mahagathbandhan is concerned, it is not an issue of the alliance. It is a decision to be taken by each party separately," Kumar said. He said he had met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and that he had conveyed to them that it was a matter of pride that Bihar Governor Kovind will become the next president. Kovind had worked for Bihar without any bias, he said. "Its an election for the post of the president. It should not become an issue of confrontation," Kumar asserted. He said the party could have conveyed its view at the opposition meeting yesterday to pick its nominee, but when Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had come to Patna a day earlier he had made clear his stand. "There should be a strategy for the 2019 general elections. This is not for victory in 2019," the Bihar chief minister said. "There is no doubt about the result. We have a lot of respect for Bihar ki beti (Meira Kumar). But the question is has the Bihar ki beti been chosen as the opposition candidate, but she will lose," he said. "You (Congress) had opportunities twice. But, why didnt you chose the Bihar ki beti when she had a chance to win? I believe they should have a re-think," Kumar said, adding, "But you (Congress) have begun with a losing strategy." He said the presidents chair was not for a political battle. "Had there been a consensus, it would have been a good thing, but I do not consider it should be a matter for raising questions," Kumar said.
Bihar ki beti nominated to lose
Presidential elections: The chief minister also justified his decision to support NDA's presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind, while cautioning that the election should not be a matter of confrontation.
Presidential poll: After Iftar meal with Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar still sticks to his choice on supporting NDA's pick
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made it clear that he will not change his stand on backing NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential election.
JD-U free to take decisions, 'Bihar ki beti' fielded to lose: Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the opposition alliance for fielding "Bihar ki beti" (Bihar's daughter) Meira Kumar to lose.Nitish's remarks came a day after 17 opposition parties led by Congress named former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their...
'Bihar ke Beti' Meira Kumar ji was only nominated to lose: Nitish Kumar continues to back Ram Nath Kovind
On Thursday, Nitish Kumar indicated that JD(U) would continue to back Ram Nath Kovind and that Meira Kumar was been set up to lose by the Opposition. He said: "We have a lot of respect for #MeiraKumar ji, but 'Bihar ki beti' has been nominated only to lose?We have taken independent decisions in the past also, we had supported Pranab da as President when we were in NDA."
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Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor

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In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
[India], June 23 (ANI): The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor. Amid chaos in the session, the Assembly approved a special amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 exempting hotels from the Supreme Court's December order banning liquor sale 500 metres from a highway. In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states. After a ruling was passed by the court last year, the Punjab Government denotified 12 stretches of state highways in April this year to provide relief to hotels and restaurants. (ANI)
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor.Amid chaos in the session, the Assembly approved a special amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 exempting hotels from the Supreme Court's December order banning liquor sale 500 metres from a highway.In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states.After a ruling was passed by the court last year, the Punjab Government denotified 12 stretches of state highways in April this year to provide relief to hotels and restaurants.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act to allow sale of liquor in highway restaurants
The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol. The post Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act to allow sale of liquor in highway restaurants appeared first on Firstpost .
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
The Punjab Assembly on 23 June passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor. Amid chaos in the session, the Assembly approved a special amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 exempting hotels from the Supreme Court's December order banning liquor sale 500 metres from a highway. In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states. After a ruling was passed by the court last year, the Punjab Government denotified 12 stretches of state highways in April this year to provide relief to hotels and restaurants. - ANI
Punjab assembly amends law to keep highway tipplers in high spirits
The Punjab assembly on Friday amended an excise law to allow hotels, restaurants and clubs within 500 metres of national and state highways in the northern state to serve liquor.The amendment to Section 26-A of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, comes in the wake of a Supreme Court decision on December 15 last year to ban liquor vends and serving of...
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