first_imgOpposition leaders Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, Chada Venkat Reddy and Kondandaram handed over Rs 1 lakh cheque to the family of intermediate student Anamika, who committed suicide after failing in an exam. The leaders further demanded compensation to all the families of deceased inter students who committed suicide following the alleged goof-up of inter results. They also said that they will hand over the cheques to families of three other deceased students next week.”The government neither provided compensation to the families nor allowing them to help,” said the leaders.last_img

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first_imgHyderabad: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu Thursday admitted that her season so far has not been “great” but expressed hope of turning the tide in the upcoming events, beginning with Indonesia Open from July 16. Sindhu has played in six tournaments so far this year without reaching a final. She reached the semifinals in India Open in March and Singapore Open in April. “(It) has not been really great. But, it was ok. I am satisfied. But, I think I have to do much better,” Sindhu told reporters on the sidelines of PNB Metlife announcing the launch of Junior Badminton Championship-5. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherAsked what went wrong in the last six months during which she did not win any major tournament, Sindhu said, “Nothing went wrong. But on the day, sometimes, you might not just give your 100 per cent. Sometimes, you might just make too many mistakes. “That’s why I said I have to be satisfied. It’s not that I am happy. But, you always have to think that there is always a next time,” she said. The 23-year-old Sindhu said she has worked hard on her game during the one month-long break she got and is confident of doing well in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”We have got almost one month of break. I have been in my top level and working hard. There has been enough time to prepare for the next three tournaments, that is Indonesia, Japan and Thailand. So, I am confident that I can do well and I can give my 100 per cent,” said the 2016 Olympics silver medallist. The Indonesia Open begins on July 16 while Japan Open and Thailand Open will start on July 23 and July 30. During the break, she said she has worked on her physical and mental fitness to be in good shape. “I have worked on mental as well as physical (fitness). Matches have been really long nowadays. Everything is like a chain where you need to touch up on everything. It’s not just that you do physical and leave the skill part. I think I have been working out on skill a lot more,” she said.last_img

first_imgNew Delhi: In an attempt to be the ‘first’ to tweet the video of the Old Delhi Railway station thrashing of a Madarsa teacher by hawkers, the verified handles of twitter too fell for an old video of Meerut where a bearded man is seen being thrashed by a group of men on the road.Soon the video started gaining retweets and several people started commenting on it assuming it to be a genuine video of the deceased Mohammad Owais who was brutally beaten up near Old Delhi Railway station. Owais later succumbed to his injuries. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe matter was also brought to the notice of Delhi Police officers who in turn started the procedure to verify the alleged video. “Since the video in question was shared as that of North Delhi incident, we started verifying and but found that the bus seen in the background is not from Delhi but UP. Secondly, the hotel seen in the background turned out to be from Meerut,” said North Delhi DCP Harendra Singh. The police searched the hotel name on google maps and found the hotel with the same name is located in Meerut. Some of the verified handles on twitter later took down the video. The video shared is said to about an incident where a man was thrashed by the general public on allegations of eve-teasing inside a bus in Meerut in August this year.last_img

first_imgUlaanbaatar (Mongolia): Indian boys entered the final of the 22nd Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships, beating South Korea 3-2 to assure themselves of at least a silver medal here on Tuesday. The result also helped the team to directly qualify for the World Junior Championships to be held in Thailand in November. China blanked out Taipei 3-0 and will take on India in the final. Top three teams at the continental event here qualify for the Worlds but with no third-place playoff, the third team’s fate will be decided on the individual players’ performance from Tapei and Kore, the bronze medallists and other teams including Japan. In the individual events, which begin from Thursday, Japanese players stand a good chance to qualify as the third squad for the Worlds. This was the second consecutive final for India’s junior boys, who are seeded No. 2 behind China, and it was achieved when Anukram Jain, playing the third singles in the semi-finals, did what Harmeet Desai had done in the World Championships to put India in the Championships Division and again in the Commonwealth Championships this July in Cuttack to help Indian men win gold.last_img

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