Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police after Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination. "This was not a convention. This was a four-day Hillary party. And we weren't welcome," said Liz Maratea, a New Jersey delegate at the media tent protest. "We were treated like lepers." “We all have this unrealistic dream that democracy is alive in America,” said Debra Dilks, of Boonville, Missouri, who said she wasn’t sure she’ll vote in November. “Hillary didn’t get the nomination. The nomination was stolen.” Despite Sanders’ calls to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention to voice support for the liberal Vermont U.S. senator and his progressive agenda. Unmoved by Sanders’ plea for party unity, the Bernie or Bust protesters walked miles in the stifling heat to make their case for him. They held a midday rally at City Hall, then made their way down Broad Street to the convention site. By early evening, a large crowd had formed outside the subway station closest to the arena. “I suspect we are witnessing an event that will fundamentally change American politics,” said James, of Flint, Michigan. College student Cory James said he expects the Democratic Party to split over the nomination. By Premji
Ice Divas, despite giving a top performance faced a crushing defeat against Fire Birds in Women’s Pro Kabaddi Qualifier on Monday at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi. Fire Birds will now face Storm Queens in the finals on July 31. Till the last five minutes Ice Divas were in the game, but in the last five minutes Fire Birds turned the game to their side. In the second half, after too much give and take, match were leveled at 9-9 after 18 minutes. Abhilasha Mhatre could not score a single point till 20th minute. Ice Divas awarded with a technical point in 20th minute to level the game again at 10-10. Sonali Shingate again scored a point and provided Ice Divas 12-10 lead. After 25 minutes, Fire Birds were trailing 12-13. With just five minutes remaining to finish the game, Fire Birds attacked with their full force and scored back to back points with a super tackle to wrap up the game at 22-13. Earlier, raider Mariya Mounika gave a 2-point lead to Fire Birds with scoreline reads 3-1 after three minutes. It was difficult for Ice Divas to score points without Abhilasha Mhatre on field. Soanli Shingate scored a point to level the scores at 3-3. But Mamtha Poojari scored a raid point to give 4-3 lead to Fire Birds in the sixth minute. Fire Birds’ defense played a key role in defending Ice Birds raiders as well providing points as they provided 7-5 lead to Fire Birds after 13 minutes. At the end of the first half, Ice Divas somehow managed to level the game at 8-8 with the help of Sumithra Sharma’s points. By Prajakt K.
Riding on Patna Pirates star raider Pradeep Narwal’s nine points at the last stages of the game Pirates defeated Dabang Delhi KC by just one point at game 52 of fourth season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi on Monday. Patna Pirates are at the top of the table with scoring 52 points in 10 wins out of 13 and with their qualification hopes resting on the performances of the other teams, Dabang Delhi KC are at seventh position with 27 points in 4 wins. Patna Pirates, managed to level the score at 16-16 after 22 minutes. Patna Pirates missed 4th chance of scoring an all out on Delhi KC as Meraj Sheykh came between them and scored points to lead 21-19 after 25 minutes. Dabang Delhi KC’s Meraj Shyekh were giving a top class performance as he went on scoring and proving firm leads to his team. In the 29th minute Patna Pirates successfully scored their first all out of the game on Delhi KC to lead 26-25. They even sent Meraj Sheykh out of the game to lead 27-25. But Kashiling Adake scored a supoer raid and provided 31-29 lead in the 31st minute. Pradeep Narwal scoring good points leveled the score at 31-31 in the 38th minute and at the end inflicted a tackle to win 32-31. Earlier in the first half, Dabang Delhi KC immediately after the start send Pradeep Narwal out of the game to level the 1-1 after Rajesh Mondal opened the account fro Patna Pirates. In the sixth minute Kashiling Adake scored points to provide 4-3 lead to his team. But counter attack from Rajesh Mondal ensured Patna Pirates leveling the score at 4-4 in the seventh minute. After 11 minutes, scores were 6-6. Star raider Pradeep Narwal who could not score till the first 12 minute went on to score a bonus point in 14th minute with Patna Pirates leading 9-7. Kashiling Adake saved an all out of his team and scored points as his team were trailing 11-13 after 16 minutes. Two back to back super tackles provided 16-14 lead to Delhi KC at the end of the first half. By Prajakt K.
Four militants were killed and another apprehended by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the LoC in Kupwara district of Kashmir, an Army official said. He said all the militants were foreign nationals. The arrest of a Pakistani terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupawara district is a "big success" for the security forces, as it exposes the game plan of Pakistan, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said. "Catching a terrorist alive is a big success as it brings in open the game plan of Pakistan. The arrest of a terrorist in Kupwara is a big achievement of security forces," he told reporters in New Delhi. Minister of State (MoS), Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir confirmed that, "The terrorist caught alive in Kupwara is a Pakistani." “The Army had launched search operation to flush out suspected militants. After two days, contact was established and during the ensuing gunfight four militants were killed while one militant was apprehended,” Srinagar based Defence spokesperson said. “The militant group was intercepted close to Anti-Insurgency Obstacle System (AIOS) after the Army noticed a suspicious movement. As the militants were challenged, they opened fired triggering a gun battle. The Army maintained a tight cordon around the forest area for the whole night to ensure that the militants don’t manage to escape from the area,” he said. By Premji
Finance minister Arun Jaitley will chair the meeting of state finance ministers on Goods and Services Tax, which is likely to discuss various vexed issues that is holding up the passage of the much-talked-about tax reform in the Rajya Sabha. There are indications that the Congress may hardening its stance on the Bill after the National Herald case flared up over the weekend. Congress is trying to arm twist the government for getting relief in the National Herald case for which their dynastic leaders Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi along with other Congress leaders are facing a case of cheating and forgery for which they are out on bail. Furious with the criminal case slapped on them, Congress is keeping the country in ransom with their objection in GST bill which will help the country to grow. "The removal of the one per cent additional tax on inter-state trading may come up for discussion at the empowered committee meeting," a government official said. On Friday, while listing out government business for the week beginning 25 July, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in the Rajya Sabha that the GST Bill will come up for discussion next week. "(This is for) further consideration and passing of the Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill, 2014, as passed by the Lok Sabha and as reported by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha," he said in the Upper House. By Premji
The nation on today is paying tribute to its brave Indian soldiers who have laid their lives during the two-month long war on the icy heights of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, bordering the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 1999. On the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, PM Narendra Modi hailed the supreme sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers and paid his rich tributes to the war heroes. I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us, PM Modi said in a tweet. India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders, he tweeted. We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India’s political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil, another tweet. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag, Air Chief Marshal also paid homage to the Kargil War martyrs in the national capital. In the Drass sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the families of Kargil War heroes paid tributes to the fallen war heroes on the occasion of 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Father of Captain Vikram Batra, who lost his life in Kargil War, said his son was a legendary soldier. We are very proud of him, he added. By Premji
Jaipur Pink Panthers faced a big defeat against Telugu Titans as Rahul Chaudhari and Nilesh Salunke played well in game 51 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 on Sunday at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.Jaipur Pink Panthers are at the second spot in the points table with scoring 47 points in 8 wins of the total 14 games, whereas Telugu Titans are at third with scoring 45 points and winning 7 games of the total 13. In the second half, Panthers countered and scored their first super tackle in the 23rd minute when they were trailing at 11-19. But Titans were ready to answer as they scored an all out on Panthers in the 16th minute to take the convincing lead of 24-11. With only 10 minutes to go, Panthers were trailing at 15-28. As only last five minutes remaining to finish the game, Rahul Chaudhari scored his fifth super 10 of the season as his team was leading 32-15. At the end, getting a momentum, Tushar Patil from Panthers scored eight points and tried to cut the deficit but his efforts came at very last minute and Panthers were on the losing stage. Even his perform could not stop Panthers to loose 35-23 to Titans on Sunday.Earlier, in the first half, Rahul Chaudhari scored an opening raid for the Telugu Titans but Tushar Patil from the Panthers scored a rad point as well. When the score was 1-1 after three minutes, Panthers managed to send Rahul Chaudhari back to the bench. Rahul Chaudhari came back when Panthers were leading 4-3 and scored two important raid points to give his team 6-4 lead in the 11th minute. Rahul Chaudhari scored his 100th point of the season in the 14th minute before Titans inflicted their first all out on Panthers in the 15th minute to lead 12-5. Titans’s raiders scored well as they were leading 17-7 at the end of the first half. By Prajakt K.
Bengal Warriors finished their challenge on a terrible note as they lost to Dabang Delhi KC 41-20 in game 50 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi on Sunday. Bengal Warriors with scoring 26 points in 3 wins are out of the tournament now and Dabang Delhi KC are at seventh spot with scoring 26 points in 4 wins. Delhi KC’s Kashling Adake, was in no mood of mercy as he went on adding many points to his account and pushing pressure on Warriors in the second half. In the 30th minute, Dabang Delhi KC scored their third all out to lead 33-13. With Warriors’s defense being very weak, Delhi raiders scored continuous points. With the support of Selvamani and Kashling Adake Dabang Delhi KC registered a crushing win by 41-20. Earlier, In the first half, Delhi KC started well with taking out of star raider Jang Kun Lee and Selvamani scored his first raid point. Warriors were remained with only three men, however, Jang Kun lee scored the bonus point. Countering the attack, Delhi KC inflicted their first all out of the game and took 10-4 lead in the 10th minute. Star of the match, Kashling Adake gave a stellar performance and gave a convincing 14-5 lead to his team in 13th minute. Warriors defense failed to score points till the 15th minute of the game. In 16th minute by opening the account they scored their first tackle point. Kashling Adake scored seven points and Delhi KC scored their second all out on Warriors in the 18th minute to lead 20-9. Delhi KC ended the first half with great 11-point lead 21-10. By Prajakt K.
The Shiv Sena has demanded that India be declared a "Hindu Rashtra." In an interview to the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray lashed out at the Centre over the situation in Kashmir and said that for the common man, nothing had changed under the new government. "Once the elections are here, the Prime Minister tours states. Then he had also gone to Kashmir. Why doesn't the Prime Minister go to Kashmir now and stand behind Hindu brethren?" questioned Uddhav, adding that the Shiv Sena is willing to fight for the sake of Hindutva. "What are the Hindus in other political parties doing? Or are they ashamed of calling themselves Hindus?" he lashed out. Uddhav said that there is no option other than to declare India as "Hindu Rashtra." "Enough of pandering to secularism. Secularism has led to injustice against Hindus," he alleged. "It is difficult to understand what is happening in the country," charged Uddhav, "the lives of the common man continue as it is. The fog of uncertainty over their lives has not lifted." "The government has changed, but did the lives of common people change? What are you going to do about it?" he asked. By Premji
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has arrived at Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the prevailing law and order situation in the Valley. A team of senior home ministry officials and Directors-General (DGs) of central paramilitary forces are accompanying Rajnath Singh. He will chair a high-level security meeting besides one-on-one interaction Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The home minister is likely to visit some areas in South Kashmir that have been worst hit by the ongoing cycle of violence in which 48 people have been killed. Union home minister Rajnath Singh will not be engaging Kashmiri separatists during his two-day deliberations with various stakeholders in Jammu & Kashmir in Srinagar. Singh, who will be in the Valley for the first time since violent protests broke out following the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani, will be hearing out political parties, civil society groups, media representatives, local businessmen/traders, security agencies and state government brass. "He will have one-on-one interactions with leaders of various political parties. The purpose is to give them a forum to air their grievances and get their perspective on the situation in J&K," said a source close to the home minister. This is Rajnath Singh’s second visit to Kashmir during this month. He came here earlier on July 2 when eight CRPF troopers were killed by fidayeen militants in Pampore area of Pulwama district. By Premji