A. Shankar Rao is new DGP of Sikkim

first_imgSenior IPS officer A. Shankar Rao has been appointed as Sikkim’s new Director General of Police, a government notification has said.Mr. Rao, a 1987-batch IPS officer of the Sikkim cadre, replaced S.D. Negi, who has been transferred to the Labour Department as Principal Secretary, it said.Mr. Rao is at present posted as the Officer on Special Duty at the State Tourism and Civil Aviation Department office in New Delhi. A. Shankar Rao will be the new DGP of Sikkim with immediate effect, the notification issued by Tenzing Gelek, Principal Secretary to the State government, said.last_img read more

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World Cup presented to Team India original, says ICC

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday denied handing out a replica of the World Cup to Team India.The cricket governing body was reacting to reports that it gave away a fake world cup to the winners instead of the original one.”The trophy presented to India was the original ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 trophy. The trophy was always intended to be presented to the winner of the event. There is no question that this was a replica,” the ICC said in a statement.”The trophy seized by Mumbai customs is the promotional, perpetual trophy which remains with ICC. That trophy will be reclaimed today and will travel back to Dubai as was always intended,” the statement added.The real trophy, valued at about $130,000 in monetary terms but priceless for the cricketers and their fans across the country, was not even brought to Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium during the finals as it was seized by the customs department on its arrival from Colombo after the Sri Lanka-New Zealand semi-final match on March 29. The trophy, according to customs rules, was not eligible for exemption from import duty.last_img read more

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Sports Highlights

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Following are the top/expected stories at 1730 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *1st Twenty20 International between India and Ireland in Dublin. *Report of the Champions Trophy hockey match between India and Australia. *Report of the FIFA World Cup match between Mexico and Sweden. *Report of the FIFA World Cup match between Germany and South Korea. *Report of the FIFA World Cup match between Switzerland and Costa Rica. *Report of the FIFA World Cup match between Serbia and Brazil. STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-WC-ARGENTINA Messi delivers as Argentina scrape through to World Cup’s last 16Saint Petersburg, Jun 27 (AFP) Diego Maradona crossed his arms over his chest and pointed to the sky. Lionel Messi had needed just three touches to score but Argentina still took 86 minutes to defeat Nigeria. SPO-IND-CHAHAL I have two variations of googly up my sleeve, claims Chahal By Chetan Narula Malahide (Dublin), Jun 27 (PTI) Now a vital cog in India’s limited overs bowling set-up, young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal says he has developed two variations of googly, which will benefit him in the long run. SPO-BAD-IND Sindhu makes positive start at Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jun 27 (PTI) Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu made a positive start, staving off a stiff challenge from Japan’s Aya Ohori in the women’s singles opening round at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open World Tour super 750 tournament, here today. SPO-GOLF-WOM Gaurika lead by three in 8th leg of Hero WPGT Hosur, Jun 27 (PTI) Gaurika Bishnoi fired a near-perfect round to open up a handy three-shot lead in the eighth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour here today.advertisement SPO-WI Sri Lanka beat West Indies to draw Test series Bridgetown, June 27 (AFP) Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval. PTI SSC SSCSSClast_img read more

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LONDON CAME CALLING FOR ACTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT HALEY MCGEE BUT NOW SHES

first_img Login/Register With: In the mid-2010s, Haley McGee had an envy-inducing acting career in Canada: between 2014 and 2016, she premiered Hannah Moscovitch’s Infinity at Tarragon Theatre, appeared in the Off-Mirvish production of George F. Walker’s Dead Metaphor, toured with Canadian Stage’s live film noir Helen Lawrence and performed in The Public Servant, which she co-created with Common Boots Theatre.But there was one problem.“I wanted to say things. And I wanted to have more control over what I was saying. I had this urge to be creating my own work and touring my own work,” McGee says over the phone. Advertisement Advertisement Haley McGee in The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, being presented as part of the Progress Festival. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Indigenous man was pepper sprayed before fatal shooting by RCMP in Saskatchewan

first_imgThe Canadian PressA police officer says an Indigenous man who died in 2017 after being shot by Saskatchewan RCMP was hit with pepper spray first.An inquest into the death Brydon Whitstone heard that officers in North Battleford, Sask., had boxed in a vehicle carrying Whitstone and a passenger after a police chase.RCMP Sgt. Pernell St. Pierre told the inquest he broke the car’s passenger side window to get a better look inside.He said he released pepper spray inside the car but Whitstone did not react to it.St. Pierre said Whitstone, who was 22, also didn’t respond to calls from officers to show his hands.The inquest had already heard that Whitstone put his right hand into his pants after he was told to get out of the car, even though he didn’t have a weapon.RCMP officers testified they followed the sedan Whitstone was in because it matched the description of one involved in a possible drive-by shooting, but the car failed to stop.The inquest heard the car Whitstone was driving crashed into two police vehicles and was badly damaged before it finally came to rest.Const. Jerry Abbott, the officer who shot Whitstone, told the inquest Whitstone appeared to reach for something in his pocket which Abbott thought was a gun, so he shot the man from Onion Lake, Sask., twice in the chest.An investigation by Regina police determined no criminal charges should be filed against police.The inquest is expected to conclude Friday.last_img read more

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