Two Maoists killed in Sukma

first_imgThe security forces gunned down two alleged members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Saturday.The encounter took place in Burkapal area of Sukma when the District Reserve Guard (Chhattisgarh police’s special anti-Maoist unit) and the Special Task Force were conducting an anti-Maoist operation in the area.The security forces also recovered 11 country-made weapons from the spot of the encounter suggesting some more Maoists may have been injured or killed.In a separate development, Maharashtra police found one more body of a Maoist in Gadchiroli district.“A decomposed body was found in the forest near Indravati river in Tadgoan forest area of Gadchiroli where an encounter had taken place on last Sunday. One AK-47 rifle was also recovered during a search operation in the area today. Today’s recovery has taken the total number Maoists killed in Kasansur encounter to 34,” Gadchiroli police said in a statement.Mr.Abhinav Deshmukh, the district Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli, informed that 19 bodies have been identified so far and 14 bodies have been handed over to the relatives of the deceased.last_img read more

ISL 2019-20: Manvir Singh’s Last-gasp Header Salvages a Point for FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC

first_img Asamoah Gyanfc goafootballindian football First Published: November 1, 2019, 10:13 PM IST Guwahati: FC Goa came up with yet another injury-time equaliser to salvage a point against NorthEast United FC in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.Goa did the same against Bengaluru FC in their previous Indian Super League 2019-20 match which finished 1-1, where Ferran Corominas scored a penalty. Hugo Boumous (31′) put Goa ahead in the first-half before NorthEast United came up with two second-half strikes from Asamoah Gyan (54′) and Redeem Tlang (74′). But despite a late red card to Seiminlen Doungel, Manvir Singh bagged a last-gasp equaliser for Goa.FULL-TIME A match filled with end-to-end action, goals, and late drama, ends with both team sharing the spoils.#NEUGOA #StrongerAsOne— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) November 1, 2019 NorthEast United were the first to threaten the goal when Milan Singh found Gyan at the edge of the box and the Ghanaian forced a good save from Mohammad Nawaz.The game was played from one end to another and Boumous was denied by the crossbar minutes later. Ahmed Jahouh found Ferran Corominas who released Boumous into the box but the Frenchman’s thunderous strike struck the woodwork.However, Boumous was not to be denied in the 31st minute. In a move that oozed quality, Brandon Fernandes played an excellent first-time through-ball off Corominas’ layoff to feed Boumous in behind the NorthEast defence. The midfielder skipped past the onrushing goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury and calmly slotted into an empty net.NorthEast stepped up their efforts to find a goal and Gyan spurned two big chances to pull his team level in the first half. First, Mourtada Fall misplaced a simple pass into the feet of the forward but his shot from the edge of the box was hit straight at the goalkeeper. Five minutes before the break, the Ghanaian’s header was well saved by Nawaz.Gyan made his mark soon after the restart by scoring the equaliser. The striker, who pounced on Fall’s failure to intercept Rakesh Pradhan’s through-ball, latched on to the ball inside the box and curled a neat strike past Nawaz into the net.As the visitors tried to regain their lead, Subhasish pulled off a brilliant double save to keep his team in the game soon after the hour-mark. First, Corominas played Jackichand through into the box and the winger’s powerful effort was kept out by the diving goalkeeper. The rebound fell to Corominas lurking inside the box but Subhasish got up in time to block the Spaniard’s shot from close-range.NorthEast’s second-half intensity was rewarded in the 74th minute. Martin Chaves ran down the left flank and produced an accurate low cross for Redeem Tlang whose magnificent first-time strike left Nawaz rooted to the spot and put the home side into the lead.There was drama right at the end as Seiminlen Doungel’s poor tackle on Chaves was punished with a red card, which also saw both the teams also get involved in an ugly scuffle.But a 10-man Goa found joy in injury time when a free-kick into the box was flicked across goal by Fall. Manvir rose highest in the centre of the box to nod the ball in and give his side a point. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

From Drag-flicks to ‘Tiki Taka’: Hockey coach Harendra Singh plans football coaching stint

first_imgThere is “nothing left in hockey” for him, says former India men’s coach Harendra Singh, who is now planning to shift loyalties to football as he finds ‘The Beautiful Game’ quite similar to his “first love”.The seasoned coach was last month removed after India’s less than impressive performance in the World Cup. He was urged to take charge of the junior squad but Harendra refused to accept that position.”Hockey will always remain my first love. Whatever I am today is because of hockey. But now I have nothing in hockey, so I decided to enhance my knowledge and what better than in my second love football,” Harendra told PTI in an interview.The 50-year-old said he is a big football fan and admires the ‘Tiki-Taka’ short passing style of Spanish football, which according to him is quite similar to the Indian hockey team’s tactics. The Spanish team won its maiden World Cup title back in 2010 relying heavily on the ‘Tiki Taka’ style of play.”I am big soccer fan. I closely follow Arsenal and Manchester United (in the English Premier League). Spain is my favourite international team because their style of play with short passes is very close to Indian hockey,” he said.The junior World-Cup winning coach has already approached Delhi Soccer Association President Shaji Prabhakaran to help him in his new pursuit.”Hockey and football coaching are quite similar and I feel it is ideal for both hockey and football coaches to share their knowledge. I want this break to develop my coaching skills in football.advertisement”I want to start from the scratch so I have decided to obtain the ‘D’ license of AIFF (All India Football Federation) and in this regard, I have sought help from Shaji Prabhakaran,” he added.Harendra cited the examples of former hockey coach-turned football manager Bernhard Peters, the legendary Ric Charlesworth and Roelant Oltmans — all of whom tried their hands at more than one sport.Peters had a successful career as a hockey coach in the German League and also went on to win the World Cup with Germany in 2002 and 2006 before switching to football where he was the Sporting Director of Bundesliga clubs like Hoffenheim and Hamburg.At one point of in 2006, former Germany football coach Jurgen Klinsmann had publicly pitched for Peters for the newly-created position of Technical Director in the German Football Association (DFB).Charlesworth was a former first-class Australian cricketer and High Performance Manager of New Zealand Cricket. He also had a glorious playing career with the men’s hockey team before coaching both the women’s and men’s teams. He guided both the teams to World Cup and Olympic medals.In between Charlesworth plied his trade in Australian Football League as Performance Consultant with Freemantle Football Club, while until 2002 Oltmans was the Technical Director of Dutch football team NAC Breda.”Who knows what happens in future? You might see me exploring options in football. In Europe, switching from hockey to football coaching and vice versa is quite common. You have Bernhard Peters, Charlesworth and Oltmans for example,” Harendra said.Also Read | Promise to give my best in 2019: Harmanpreet Singh after winning Asian Player of the Year 2018last_img read more

Emergency closure implemented for Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls

first_img July 23, 2018 Emergency closure implemented for Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls Posted: July 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:51 PMcenter_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The U.S. Forest Service Monday announced an emergency closure of the Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls areas due to health and safety concerns from expected high temperatures.The closures are in effect until Thursday.“The road and trail system leading to both Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls are very challenging under normal conditions, but with extreme heat, the area becomes dangerous,” according to a Forest Service statement.Authorities typically implement emergency closures when temperatures are expected to exceed 95 degrees. Additional closures are expected throughout the remainder of the summer.Heat stroke results in several fatalities per year in those areas, according to the Fire Service, and hundreds of people require medical aid or air rescue annually.The Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls areas will be reassessed on Friday. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more