Category: Sports

Aurangabad BJP Rattles Over Shifting of Sports Uni to Pune

(Aurangabad)Aurangabad BJP Rattles Over Shifting of Sports University to Pune
The previous Devendra Fadnavis-led state government proposed a dedicated sports university in Karodi area on the outskirts of Aurangabad city in Marathwada region.
Now BJP MLA Atul Save has claimed that the Maharashtra government has decided to shift the proposed sports university from Aurangabad to Pune, and warned of a protest if the decision is not revoked.
Land acquisition for it has also been completed and 130 acre land has been handed over to the agencies concerned, Save told reporters on Wednesday.
Hockey Maharashtra vice president Pankaj Bharsakhle said shifting this proposed university out of Aurangabad will hamper the growth of Marathwada in the field of sports.
The land and initial funds for the project have already been allotted by the previous government

Hola Mohalla Begins at Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib

(Rupnagar,Pb) Three-day Hola Mohalla begins at Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib
The three-day Hola Mohalla began with religious fervour at Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib
Thousands of Sikh devotees from India and abroad reached Anandpur Sahib to pay obeisance at the Gurdwara Kesgarh Sahib and took a dip in the holy sarovar.
As per Civil Surgeon Dr H N Sharma , 14 medical centres have been set up to keep tabs on people suffering from cough and cold.
On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had suggested that the festival could be celebrated by paying obeisance in various gurdwaras in small numbers, instead of congregating in large numbers at one place.
It was advisable, Amarinder had said, to avoid taking unnecessary risks, while retaining the traditional spirit of the Hola Mohalla, for which the state government has already made extensive medical arrangements.
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Punjab Govt Opens 354 Posts of IT Officers under e Governance

(Chd,Pb)Punjab Govt Opens 354 Posts of IT Officers under e Governance
Punjab’s Governance Reforms Department has created a state level IT Cadre, with 354 posts of IT Officers to execute various projects such as Digital India under the national e-governance program.
The various posts for which the candidates can apply include Senior System Manager (SSM), System Manager (SM), Assistant Manager (AM) and Technical Assistant (TA). Candidates can visit following link order to check the eligibility criteria and apply for the posts on or before February 21, 2020.
As per ,Additional Chief Secretary, Governance Reforms, Vini Mahajan said that the initiative would go a long way in making Punjab a digitally empowered, knowledge-economy instead of the conventional way of doing business. She further said the IT Cadre would provide impetus to implement enterprise architecture in all Government departments and functionaries in order to facilitate interoperability, besides avoiding duplicity of efforts and wastage of time.
The IT Cadre manpower, Vini Mahajan said, will be made available in all the government departments and help them seamlessly share information with each other on a unified platform being developed by the State Government.

WashingtonPost Placed Its Twitterati Reporter on Admin Leave

(Washington) WashingtonPost Placed Its Twitterati Political Reporter on Administrative Leave
Felicia Sonmez tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed a helicopter crash
Dozens of journalists at the newspaper criticized the decision.
Journos protested Somnez’s suspension. They also noted that Somnez had received an onslaught of violent messages and has gotten insufficient guidance from the Post on how to protect herself.
Somnez’s controversial tweet linked to a 2016 Daily Beast story titled Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case: The DNA Evidence, the Accuser’s Story, and the Half-Confession.
Bryant was accused in 2003 of raping a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado resort. He said the two had consensual sex, and prosecutors later dropped the sexual assault charge at the request of the accuser. The woman filed a civil suit against Bryant that was settled out of court.

Punjab State Youth Festival-2019 Postponed

(Chd,Pb)Punjab State Youth Festival-2019 Postponed
“Punjab State Youth Festival-2019” which was announced to be organized by the Department of Sports & Youth Services, Government of Punjab at the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan on 23rd – 24th December 2019, has been postponed due to administrative reasons.
This festival would beheld in the last week of January, 2020 and the new dates would be declared later on.

Cricketer PK Thrashed a Child &Couple in RoadRage

(Meerut,UP)Cricketer PK Thrashed a Child &Couple in Avoidable RoadRage
A factory owner has alleged assault by former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar
The incident allegedly took place in Multan Nagar around 3 pm on Saturday when factory owner Deepak Sharma was bringing down his six-year-old son from a school bus
Transport Nagar police station incharge Dinesh Chandra has not registered case against the cricketer as investigation into the complaint was on.
Deepak, who runs a sculpture factory, told police that the former cricketer was in his car when he was bringing down his son from the bus due to which the road was blocked, resulting in an argument between them.
Deepak alleged that Kumar assaulted him and pushed his son.
He alleged that the ex-cricketer also entered into a scuffle with his father Jitendra Sharma.
The factory owner and his son allegedly suffered injuries in the incident.

13 Members Expert Committee Formed to Review Sports Code

(New Delhi) 13 Members Exepert Committee Formed to Review Sports Code
Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang,
former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia and
national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand
have been named in a 13-member expert committee formed by the Sports Ministry to review the controversial Draft National Sports Code 2017
Besides the trio, the committee will also have World Championships bronze-medallist long jumper Anju Bobby George. The expert committee will be headed by Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma as its chairman.
The panel will also feature a representative from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which has rejected the document in current form as it seeks to put an age and tenure cap on sports administrators.

Kohli Fastest to 5K Test Runs as Captain

(Kolkata)Kohli fastest to 5000 Test runs as captain
Virat Kohli on Friday became the fastest to 5000 runs as captain, completing the feat in 86 innings during day one of the Day/Night Test between India and Bangladesh
As captain, Kohli was also the quickest to 4000 Tests runs (65 innings). He is the sixth captain to reach the 5000-run mark.
Australian great Ricky Ponting had taken 97 innings to complete 5000 runs as captain, ahead of West Indian legend Clive Lloyd (106 innings),
South African Graeme Smith (110),
Australian Allan Border (116) and
New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming (130.

Rajat Sharma Resigned From Post of TopBrass of DDCA

(New Delhi) Rajat Sharma Resigned From Post of TopBrass of DDCA
Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation.
Sharma’s nearly 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one with his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount of support base in the organisation.
“The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket,” Sharma said in a statement.
Sharma had joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from former finance minister late Arun Jaitley.

District Level Venue Committees Constituted:World Kabaddi

(Chd,Pb) District Level Venue Committees Constituted in Punjab :World Kabaddi
The Venue Committees at District level have been constituted in order to make the World Kabaddi Cup tournament a memorable event. Sports Minister rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi had recently announced that World Kabaddi Cup would be organized which would be dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The matches would be played at Amritsar, Kapurthala, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, Bathinda, Patiala and Ropar.
Chairman of the committees would be the DC of the concerned district whereas the Police Commissioner/SSP, ADC, DPRO, Civil Surgeon, 2 nominated members of the Punjab Kabaddi Association would be its members. The concerned District Sports Officer would be the Convenor of the commitee.
The committees have been assigned the task of completing various arrangements such as the repair works at the stadiums, renovation, arrangements for toilets, whitewashing and ensuring seating capacity for 15000-20000 persons by November 25th.