Categories
Uncategorized

Virat Kohli’s strength is he can change his game as and when required: Vikram Rathour | Cricket News


Virat Kohli. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli has the ability to play each format according to what its demands are and the best thing about him is his commitment to the game, according to the team’s batting coach Vikram Rathour.
“For me, the best thing about Virat Kohli is his commitment to the game,” Rathour told Sportskeeda. “He wants to be the best player in the world and he works hard for that. He puts in the hard yards, and he is the hardest working cricketer that I have seen. Other than that I believe his adaptability is his biggest strength.”
“He is not a one dimensional player, he can change his game as and when required. He plays every format differently and that has been one of his greatest strengths,” Rathour added.
Rathour took the example of the 2016 season of the Indian Premier League where with a mind numbing 973 runs Kohli almost single-handedly took Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final.
“One of the best example in which I saw was in the 2016 IPL where he scored four hundreds and hit 40 odd sixes. He was going through a great patch of form and after that we had a tour to the West Indies. After playing like that for two months in the IPL, he goes to the West Indies and in the first match he scores a double hundred without hitting a single ball in the air,” he further said.
“So that kind of change to bring into your batting because you are playing a different format, not many cricketers can do that. With Virat Kohli, I think he can play the way he wants to play. He can play according to different situations and that I think is his biggest strength,” Rathour said.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi to share thoughts in Mann ki Baat today | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on the 66th edition of his monthly radio programmeMann Ki Baat‘ on Sunday.
“Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM! MannKiBaat,” the Prime Minsiter said on Saturday in a tweet.

The Prime Minister addresses Mann ki Baat on last Sunday of every month.





Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

Tamil Nadu News: Youth dies after being kicked on private parts, punched on back by Tenkasi police | Chennai News


N Kumaresan

TENKASI: N Kumaresan, a 25-year-old autorickshaw driver who was beaten up by cops at the Veerakeralampudur police station in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu last month, died in Tirunelveli Government Medical College and Hospital on Saturday night.
The death happened less than a week after the custodial torture unleashed by the Sathankulam police in neighbouring Tuticorin district claimed the lives of P Jayaraj, 58, and his son J Beniks, 31.
Based on the complaint lodged by Kumaresan’s father A Navaneethakrishnan, 55, with the Veerakeralampudur police against sub-inspector Chandrasekar and constable Kumar attached to the same station for torturing his son, the police registered a case of suspicious death against their two fellow men under Section 174(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedures. The duo would be placed under suspension as immediate action, police sources said.
Talking to TOI, Navaneethakrishnan, who lost the eldest of his three sons, said Kumaresan had a property dispute with Senthil. “On May 8, 2020, Kumaresan was called to the Veerakeralampudur station for an inquiry based on a complaint lodged by Senthil. Sub-inspector Chandrasekar slapped my son and verbally abused him. The SI grew furious when we asked him the reason for beating up my son,” he said.
“The next afternoon (May 9), Kumaresan was standing at his autorickshaw stand when the SI asked my son to go to the police station for an inquiry regarding the complaint against him,” he said.
“An argument broke out between them, and my son said both police and autorickshaw drivers are in khakhi. That was his only ‘mistake’. The SI took away my son’s mobile phone and asked him to come to the station the next day,” the father said.
Navaneethakrishnan said his son went to the Veerakeralampudur station at 11am on May 10 when the SI and constable Kumar unleashed brutality by beating him black and blue.
“They kicked him on his genitals and the chest with their boots, stood on both legs at the same time causing unbearable pain on his genitals and below the hip, made him bend and punched on his back,” the father lamented.
His son was then sent home with the warning that false cases would be foisted against him and his father if he revealed the torture to anyone.
On June 10, a month later, Kumaresan suffered breathing difficulties and vomited blood. “But he did not tell us about the torture,” he said.
He was admitted to a private hospital at Surandai. He spent three days in the hospital. When Kumaresan’s condition worsened, he was referred to Tirunelveli Government Medical College and Hospital (TVMCH).
“In the hospital, the doctor treating him said he suffered severe internal injuries on his kidney, lungs and other organs and asked the cause of injuries. It was only then Kumaresan revealed the torture even to us. We did not know about the brutality till then. The Veerakeralampudur police came to the hospital on June 14 to get a complaint from my son. They refused to record that my son was tortured by the police,” he said.
Last week, the father lodged a complaint with Tenkasi superintendent of police (SP) Suguna Singh seeking action against the errant police personnel. “But we were not even inquired about it. After 16 days of hospitalisation, my son died last night,” the father said.
Villagers of Veerakeralampudur and relatives of the deceased resorted to protest late at night demanding a case against the police personnel concerned and their arrest. Around 3am on Sunday, the police received a complaint from the father and registered a case of suspicious death.
Body of the youth is kept in the TVMCH for postmortem.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

Priyanka Chopra honors frontline woman at ‘Variety’s Power of Women’


Priyanka who was excited to be a part of the event took to Instagram with a post captioned, “Incredibly honored to be a part of tonight’s “Variety’s Power of Women: Frontline Heroes” special, celebrating the courageous women on the frontlines of this pandemic. Special congrats to this year’s amazing Power of Women Honorees – Cate Blanchett, Patti LuPone, and @JanelleMonae. ❤️ The event was graced with special performance by Grammy Award nominee Andra Day and appearances by other past honorees, including Laverne Cox, Jennifer Garner, Tiffany Haddish, Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman, Blake Lively, Helen Mirren and Natalie Portman.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

Talk it Out: Why you should try a gratitude journal in the face of a crisis


To help readers cope with their corona anxieties, The Times of India has launched Talk it Out, a series under which our panel of expert counsellors will answer your mental health queries. This week’s advice comes from clinical psychologist Dr Prerna Kohli

My father died when I was 9. Since then, I’ve been staying at my uncle’s house where only male members of the family are deemed important. I am barely noticed. During the lockdown, I watched Harry Potter and now I am obsessed with running away.

— Aditi

I would encourage you to watch movies that fuel your learning and knowledge for creativity and growth. Running away from home is not a solution; it may land you in a more serious situation, including child trafficking. Given your circumstances, I would encourage you to look up to a role model such as mother, aunt, grandmother, neighbour, or teacher who can guide you and also navigate the emotions you are feeling. I suggest you appreciate the protection and stability provided by your uncle’s family. What looks like a problem today can be turned into a project for future success and happiness. I strongly encourage you to excel in your education. It is the greatest enabler.

I am a middle-aged married woman with two kids in a long-distance relationship with a married man. We don’t get enough time with each other during this crisis. Moreover, his day-to-day family matters bother me. I am so attached that I feel insecure about little things, though I understand the limitations of such a relationship. What should I do?
— JA

To put this relationship in perspective, please ask yourself these questions: does your husband and family know and approve of your relationship? Would it cause you shame if it became public? If you have answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then this relationship is not healthy. You need to introspect why you aren’t getting the emotional support and satisfaction from your husband. Consult an experienced marriage counsellor who will help you understand your state of mind so that you can take steps to lead a more fulfilling life.

I am an English honours graduate preparing for the civil services exam. My family is so strict that I have been forced to cut off ties with my friends. My dad often talks about marrying me off as I can’t do anything fruitful. I feel my life has no meaning and nobody wants me.
Anonymous

Congratulations on successfully completing your degree. It is unfortunate that your parents are conservative and don’t allow you to have any friends. Have you confided in your mother and asked her why your father is so strict with you? Do you have an elder sibling to confide in? Is there any other family or grandparents with whom you can temporarily live? To overcome your trauma, I recommend that you start writing two journals. The first is a gratitude journal. Daily before going to sleep, write down three things that you were grateful for. The second journal is to document your feelings so that you can release your emotions instead of keeping them bottled inside. The third thing that you need to do is repeat these affirmations at least three times a day: I acknowledge my own self-worth; my self-confidence is rising; I am worthy of all the good things that happen in my life; I am confident with my life plan and the way things are going; I deserve the love I am given; I let go off the negative feelings about myself and accept all that is good.

I am in Class XII and studies have become a burden. Please help me stay focused as this is a critical year.
— Anjali

There is no need to become anxious. Follow these tips that I applied as a student. Monitor your diet, eat healthy. Do not delay your meals. Sleep seven to eight hours daily and avoid watching stimulating videos before going to sleep. A good night’s sleep ensures better memory, learning, retention, and recall. Do strength-building exercises like weightlifting, yoga and jogging four to five times a week. This will help release hormones like dopamine which are known to reduce anxiety and stress. Make your tasks measurable and repeatable. For every 45 minutes of study, reward yourself with 15 minutes of entertainment.


I am appearing for IPCC for the fourth time and have also joined MCom. I feel I’ve wasted five years of my life after school, adding no skills, only taking exams.
— Tamojit Sengupta

No learning is ever wasted. Your five years haven’t been lost, you have equipped yourself with the skills and knowledge to be successful in life. After MCom, you will be an expert in accounting and will be able to manage your finances. We are all going through unique circumstances due to the pandemic. Have faith. Focus on what you have control over. Meditate twice daily for 20 minutes.

My exams were postponed due to lockdown. I have seen a rapid decline in my productivity. Before going to bed, I’d make plans for my next day: studying at least two subjects, reading the newspaper for at least an hour then reading some books for motivation, and also prepare for my upcoming Air Force SSB. But when I wake up and try to accomplish all these tasks, I’m able to only achieve 30-40% of these. Above all, I play online games for 1-2 hours every day. This frustrates me. What should I do to achieve my goals?
-Rajan Singh

Dear Rajan, to recognise that you have a problem and to seek help for your problem is half the battle won. The global pandemic has been unprecedented, and none of us have seen anything similar to this in our lifetime. This is not the time to be harsh with yourself or to pull yourself down.
To address your question, you need to do the following. First, monitor your diet and eat healthy, nutritious food such as green vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Most importantly eat at the same time daily. Second, you must sleep 7-8 hours daily and go to sleep at the same time each night. Don’t watch any stimulating videos, games or TV shows before going to sleep. Third, exercise at least 4 to 5 times a week. This will help regulate the anxiety and stress hormones in your body.
In addition, make a list of the activities that you plan to do the next day. Instead of saying you will study two subjects tomorrow, note down the exact chapters you will read. Make your tasks measurable and repeatable. Once you have completed the task feel happy to strike them off your to-do list, and reward yourself with playing your favorite video games. I recommend that for every 45 minutes of study, reward yourself with 15 minutes of “entertainment”. You should maintain this ratio.

During this pandemic, I am going through a bad phase. I don’t trust anyone. I also like someone but I can’t trust him now. Due to all this, we have stopped talking to each other. I feel unwanted and negative. I want to think positive but I am unable to. What should I do? Please give me advice.
– Anonymous

Dear anonymous, I am sorry to hear that you are facing trust issues. Let me assure you that these aren’t related to the pandemic but due to the pandemic there is a lot of time to think, reflect, and indulge in self-pity. Many of us are facing mental health challenges due to the pandemic. First, to reduce your mental health-related stress and anxiety during the pandemic, follow these steps:

  • Meditate for atleast twice a day for 20-30 minutes in each sitting. This will help calm your mind and give you the ability to see clearly and make better decisions. If you don’t know how to meditate, please reach out to me, so I can point you in the right direction.
  • Exercise 4-5 times a week to release the toxins in your body, and the pent up anxiety and stress.
  • Pray
  • Avoid junk food, eat wholesome home-cooked meals, this will give you energy in combating the current circumstances
  • Have faith. Over the millennia, pandemics have come and gone, the human race continues to survive, economies rebound. This pandemic will be no different.
  • Give yourself a positive pep talk every day.

Trust-related issues are generally due to a break in trust with someone in the past. The problem has manifested itself for you when you have started to distrust your significant other, without a reason. You need to introspect into yourself and see who has broken your trust in the past and why you are projecting that on your partner.
You can also repeat the following affirmations to increase your trust.
I am confident enough not to worry about my relationship
I can forget the past and move on with my life
I am a confident person who can achieve anything
I deserve a happy relationship
My relationship allows me to be happier
I am able to concentrate on the positive aspects of my relationship
I find it easy to trust my partner
I am naturally happy in my relationship
I enjoy being in my relationship
WANT SOME ADVICE?
Sharing can help your recovery so write to us at talkitout@timesgroup.com with your question, name and place. But if you wish to stay anonymous, do indicate that in your email.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

In big spike, India adds 20,000+ cases in a day; toll crosses 16,000 | India News


NEW DELHI: In the biggest spurt in Covid-19 infections in India, more than 20,000 new cases were reported from across the country on Saturday, nearly 1,500 more than the previous high recorded just a day earlier.
Fresh cases surged to 20,060 on Saturday, just a day after breaching the 18,000 mark for the first time. While Maharashtra reported the highest jump in numbers, recording as many as 6,368 new cases with Mumbai’s count crossing 2,000 for the first time, at least nine other states and Union territories witnessed their highest single-day spurt in infections.

These were Tamil Nadu, with 3,713 cases, Telangana (1,087), Karnataka (918), Andhra Pradesh (796), Gujarat (615), Bihar (301), Kerala (195), Goa (89) and Puducherry (87). Numbers remained high in Delhi, which reported 2,948 fresh cases, Uttar Pradesh (607), Haryana (543) and Bengal (521), among others.
As many as 414 deaths from the virus were reported during the day, taking the overall toll past 16,000, to 16,095. The total Covid-19 cases in India stood at 5,29,533 while active cases crossed the 2-lakh mark even as the number of patients who have recovered rose to nearly 3.1 lakh, as per data collated from state governments.
Telangana became the fourth state in the country after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi to register over 1,000 cases in a single day, when as many as 1,087 people tested positive for the virus in the state. The total count of cases now stands at 13,436. In the last 24 hours, six more patients succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 243.
Cases spike in K’taka and T’gana; TN toll breaches 1,000-mark
It is for the first time since the initial days of the pandemic that the number of active cases in Telangana was almost double the number of recovered patients. Telangana currently has 8,265 active cases while 4,928 patients have recovered so far.
Karnataka too reported a record 24-hour spike of 918 Covid-19 cases, with Bengaluru adding its highest number, 596, to the tally, marking a sharp rise over the past week. Bengaluru currently has 2,531 cases, of which 1,913 are under treatment; a majority are from BBMP areas.
Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has risen to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3,713 fresh cases, 1,939 in Chennai, taking the total to 78,335.
Tamil Nadu is the fourth state, after Maharashtra (7,273 deaths), Delhi (2,558) and Gujarat (1,790), to have more than 1,000 fatalities.
A hundred days after the first case was detected in the state, Gujarat recorded its single-day highest tally of 615 Covid-19 positive cases in 24 hours ending 5pm. It’s for the first time that the state’s daily tally has breached the 600 cases mark. Gujarat also recorded 18 deaths for the third day in a row, taking the death toll to 1,790.
The pandemic also surged in Bihar, which recorded 301 new cases, its highest in a day, taking the total tally to 8,979. Two deaths were also reported, raising the toll to 58. With 6,930 recoveries, Bihar’s recovery rate is 20% higher than that of the national average, said state health department secretary Lokesh Kumar Singh.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

Indian domestic cricketers await match fee, GRS share | Cricket News


MUMBAI: When he took over as Indian cricket board (BCCI) president, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly had assured that he would improve the pay structure of domestic cricketers. However, the coronavirus outbreak and the national lockdown seem to have multiplied the woes of those who ply their trade in India’s first-class and List A circuit.
A large number domestic cricketers TOI spoke to admitted on condition of anonymity that they had not received their match fee for the Ranji Trophy and Mushtaq Ali T20 tournaments for the last domestic season, which ended in March.
A player gets around Rs 35,000 per day match fee for the Ranji Trophy and Rs 17,500 per game in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy. If a cricketer features in a full season of Ranji Trophy (around nine games), he could make around Rs 13 lakh, a fee many players have not received this season.
According to sources, players from Mumbai, Maharashtra, Bengal and Tripura and many other domestic teams have still not received this year’s match fees. In Maharashtra’s case, it has nothing to do with the BCCI’s affiliate’s financial worries – the Gahunje stadium, constitutional problems or court cases. The BCCI just hasn’t paid them for reasons best known to it alone.

“We haven’t received our match fees for the 2019-20 season,” said a Maharashtra player. “We also haven’t received the revenue component for the last three seasons.” Other players also backed this claim.
Domestic players receive two components in remuneration directly from the BCCI via online transactions. The first is a fixed match fee depending on number of matches played. The second is connected to the BCCI’s yearly revenue which is calculated later.
Due to lack of pre-season cricket activity and clarity about the next domestic season, players are confined to their homes and are staring at an uncertain future. The lack of payments from the BCCI has added to their problems.
To make matters worse, a key component called the Gross Revenue Share (GRS), which is also due to domestic players apart from match fees, has been pending since the 2016-17 season. GRS is essentially a share given to the domestic players from the BCCI’s earning out of its substantial TV telecast deals for the IPL and home season.
“Around a month back, we were asked to raise an invoice for the 2016-17 and the 2017-18 season. We haven’t received any payment from the BCCI, but we’ve started paying GST because we raised an invoice,” a player told TOI.
This GRS payment due to a player is as much as his daily match fee, so one can get an idea how eagerly the players would be waiting for this sum. “All this money could’ve helped us sail through the lockdown. The BCCI and the state associations must realise that we’ve already lost out on the chance to go overseas and play and earn money this season. There’s no clarity on the IPL, and may domestic players don’t play in it. So, many players depend on domestic match fee for their survival,” said a player.
On its part, the BCCI has clarified that it is remitting dues to the players at a fast pace. “The technical issue could be that we may not have received the invoices from some state associations. We have even released the prize money for winning the Ranji Trophy (Rs 2 crore) to Saurashtra and Bengal (Rs 1 cr) for finishing as the runners-up in that competition. Now, the Ranji final in March was the last domestic game of the season. There must be some technical issues with regards to verification (of the invoices received from the state associations), otherwise we have released payments of all the domestic players after receiving invoices from the respective state units,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told TOI.
“If you send me the specific details, I can find out from the office, otherwise there’s been no delay from our side, even though it wasn’t possible for our staff to go to the office because of the lockdown and things did become slow due to it,” he added.
Regarding the GRS due to the players, Dhumal said: “The balance sheet for 2017-18 was finalized very late. Then, there was a lockdown. Again, the players may have given the invoices to the state associations, who may not have given it to us so far.”
(With inputs from Amol Gokhale in Pune)



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

China grabbed 45,000 sq km of our land after 1962: Sharad Pawar | India News


KOLHAPUR: NCP chief and former defence minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said the Galwan Valley incident should not be politicised as it is a matter of national security and added that one could not forget that China had captured about 45,000 sq km of Indian territory after the 1962 war, a remark aimed at former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of the government on the China issue.
The remarks of Pawar, Congress’ coalition partner in Maharasthra, came while responding to a query from reporters in Satara on Gandhi’s consistent criticism of the Modi government over the face-off in Ladakh, and marked a repudiation of the latter’s stand on the border conflict with China.
“I am not aware whether China is occupying any (part) of our area now, but it still continues to hold 45,000 sq km of Indian land (from 1962). Those who are making allegations today should take into account what happened when they were in office (in 1962),” he said in a reference to China’s capture of Aksai Chin under the Congress government led by first PM Jawahar Lal Nehru.
The NCP chief said the close-quarters fight that broke out in Galwan Valley only indicates that the Indian Army was vigilant, otherwise nobody would have come to know that they (the Chinese) had come and gone. Describing the situation as “sensitive”, the ex-Union minister said China certainly is at fault but added that he did not see any possibility of war. “India is constructing a road in Galwan Valley in our own territory,” he said.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

In just 5 days, BRO rebuilds bridge near China border | India News


PITHORAGARH: A crucial bridge on the Munsyari-Milam road near the India-China border in Uttarakhand that collapsed on June 22 when an earthmover was being taken across it has been rebuilt by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) within a record time of five days. Traffic was restored on the stretch on Saturday.
A BRO official told TOI that the bridge reconstruction was taken up on priority since it is a “strategically important link.” “Generally, it takes around a month to build a bridge like this but we were able to complete the reconstruction in a record time,” the official said.
The 110-foot-long bridge, with a capacity of carrying a weight of around 30 tonnes, is important for BRO’s construction of the 64-km-long Munsyari-Milam Road which once completed will facilitate easy movement of Army and ITBP personnel to the higher Himalayan posts along the China border.



Source link

Categories
Uncategorized

‘Government using RGF issue to divert focus from security failure’ | India News


NEW DELHI: Accusing the BJP government of throwing a red herring to people by raising the issue of funding to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Congress on Saturday asked PM Narendra Modi if the Chinese incursion into India was provoked by the 2005 donation from the Chinese embassy and would end with its repayment. Congress also rubbished BJP’s charge that fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi had donated money to RGF.
Congress member P Chidambaram said, “What does the grant of RGF 15 years ago have to do with the infiltration of Indian territory in 2020 under the supervision of Modi government? Suppose RGF returns Rs 20 lakh, will PM Modi assure the country that China will clear its encroachment and restore the status quo?”
Rubbishing Nadda’s allegation as a conspiracy, AICC spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, “No amount has been received as donation from Mehul Choksi personally as has been falsely alleged. Nor has any loan ever been given by RGF to him. The records of RGF reflect receipt of a donation of Rs 10 lakh from Naviraj Estates Pvt. Ltd in 2013 of which Choksi was one of the directors. The entire world knows the connection of Choksi to the Modi government.”
Surjewala asked BJP if like RGF, RSS, Overseas Friends of BJP, Vivekanand Foundation and India Foundation will make public the list of domestic and foreign donors and the amounts received. He dared BJP to declare the names of donors who have paid it through electoral bonds. Terming BJP’s questions of RGF’s funding as an attempt to divert focus from its failure on national security, Congress said funds from the embassy were for research on Indo-China issues and handicapped welfare, while the money given by the PM National Relief Fund was used for tsumani relief in Andaman and Nicobar.



Source link