Policeman killed, another injured in militant attack in Anantnag

first_imgOne policeman was killed and another injured in a militant attack in South Kashmir’s Anantnag on Tuesday afternoon.“Militants fired upon a police vehicle in Anantnag’s Bijbehara. The police retaliated the fire. One injured policeman succumbed to injuries in the hospital and another is undergoing a treatment,” said a police spokesman.Deceased policeman was identified as Bilal Ahmed. The injured policeman was identified as Abdul Rashid. The security forces later cordoned off the area and started a combing operation to nab the attackers.BSF jawan killed in JammuIn Jammu, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed as Pakistani troops opened fire on the International Border (IB) in Samba Sector.”Pakistan rangers violated ceasefire agreement at 1:30 a.m. and resorted to unprovoked firing at the BSF positions. The exchange of fire was on for three hours,” said an official.Deceased BSF constable was identified as Devinder Singh. “Singh suffered injuries in the firing and later succumbed,” the official added.Meanwhile, Inspector General Frontier, BSF, Srinagar, Abhinav Kumar met Governor N.N. Vohra and briefed him about the BSF’s operations in Kashmir and “about the likely pattern of the emerging security scenario”.last_img read more

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Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals scrapped from IPL IV

first_imgIn a drastic step, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Sunday unanimously decided to “terminate” the franchise agreements of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, while sparing the newly-inducted Kochi team.The Kochi franchisee has been issued a notice, asking them to resolve all their disputes.The decision means that the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League will feature eight teams for the time being despite the addition of two new teams in Kochi and Pune.The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the IPL Governing council at MCA Recreation Centre here.”It was unanimously decided that the franchise agreements with K P H Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd (Kings XI) and Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd (Rajasthan Royals) be terminated forthwith based on the legal opinions obtained by BCCI in the matters,” the BCCI said in a release.”It was further unanimously decided to issue a notice to the unincorporated joint venture holding the Kochi franchise calling upon them to resolve all their disputes and form a company which will hold the IPL franchise rights.””Accordingly, P R Raman, advocate for BCCI has been given instructions to issue all the three notices,” BCCI said.The three franchise teams — Rajasthan Royals, Kings Eleven Punjab and newly-bought Kochi — were given show cause notices by BCCI on September 29 as they had not complied with the rules governing the franchisers.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Liverpool v Tottenham

first_img[dropcap]C[/dropcap]helsea’s heroics this season have already given the Premier League an end of season feeling and it’s only early February.Things could’ve been much different if Liverpool’s form hadn’t gone AWOL in 2017 and even three points at home on Saturday would not leave them in front of their Anfield rivals Tottenham.Conversely, a win for Spurs would close the gap on Chelsea to six points ahead of The Blues visit to Burnley on Sunday.Liverpool’s collapse in form is pretty puzzling to work out. They had four straight League wins at the end of 2016 yet in 2017 have yet to win a single League game and their ONLY success has been an unconvincing 1-0 win at Plymouth in the FA Cup.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “I cannot speak for another coach but all the managers, and [Jurgen] Klopp with his experience, he is clever like other managers to provide good balance.“If you win you are a genius, if you don’t win you are criticised. You need to be natural, spontaneous and believe in the way you play, use your methods.“It’s an easy answer: only work in the way you believe you can achieve big things.”Liverpool v Tottenham HotspurPremier League17:30 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Oct 2016 EFL CUP Liverpool 2-1 TottenhamAug 2016 PREMIER Tottenham 1-1 LiverpoolApr 2016 PREMIER Liverpool 1-1 TottenhamOct 2015 PREMIER Tottenham 0-0 LiverpoolFeb 2015 PREMIER Liverpool 3-2 TottenhamAug 2014 PREMIER Tottenham 0-3 LiverpoolMar 2014 PREMIER Liverpool 4-0 TottenhamDec 2013 PREMIER Tottenham 0-5 LiverpoolMar 2013 PREMIER Liverpool 3-2 TottenhamNov 2012 PREMIER Tottenham 2-1 LiverpoolLiverpool are unbeaten in their last nine league and cup matches against Tottenham, winning six of them but the dynamics today make Spurs a bet for me at around 12/5 with Star Sports.Any other result – let’s just close down the Premier League for this season and hand over the Trophy to Chelsea. Anyone for cricket?RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK SPURS 10 points at 12/5 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: +31.90 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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