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I-League: Neroca edge past Churchill to grab top spot

Wednesday, February 14 2018

I-League: Neroca edge past Churchill to grab top spot

I-League: Neroca edge past Churchill to grab top spot I-League: Neroca edge past Churchill to grab top spot Source : Last 20:03 hrs [India], Feb 14 (ANI): An 86th-minute strike by Aryn Williams sealed a vital 1-0 win for Neroca FC over Churchill Brothers in their I-League clash at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Wednesday. Incidentally, the win for the Manipuri outfit makes the title-race more intriguing as they have now pitch-forked Minerva Punjab FC at the top. Bishorjit Singh continued in goal for Gift Raikhan's team due to Lalit Thapa's long-term injury whereas Felix Chidi was replaced by Nedo Turkovic up front for Neroca while Gopi Singh, Saran Singh and Subhash Singh formed the attacking trio behind the forward. Monday Osagie and Hussain Eldor continued to form the formidable centre-back partnership for the Red Machines that has resulted in their good run of form since the turn of the year. Kalu Ogba, Bektur Talgat, Nicholas Fernandes and Dawda Ceesay all started the game as Alfred Fernandes went all-out for three points. Neroca had a wonderful opportunity to take the lead as early as the second minute in the game. Tondonba delivered a stupendous cross into the box from the right which Aryn Williams got his head to within six-yards from goal. However, James Kithan's powerful fists denied the midfielder the chance to put his team into an early lead. First-half substitute Israil Gurung caused havoc inside the box soon after coming on when he found Nicholas Fernandes with a cross in the 26th minute. Nicholas cuts back a looping ball for Ceesay to head down into the path of Dawda Ceesay whose venomous shot at goal should have hit the net if not for a wonderful block by Kiatamba to prevent danger. A minute later, Nicholas Fernandes missed a sitter. Britto's pass had the Churchill winger within three yards in front of goal but the latter opted for an audacious backheel flick that went awry. At the other end, Williams failed to beat Kithan one-on-one after the midfielder snatched possession from Hussain Eldor at the edge of the box. Both sides continued to create chances but were unlucky with their finishing throughout the game. aikhan replaced Turkovic with Sushil Singh mid-way through the second half and Vorbe's cross into the box presented the substitute with a very good chance to head the ball towards goal but his attempt was well wide. Aryn Williams finally found luck in front of goal in the 86th minute. Saran Singh's long ball was chested down by the midfielder before sending an unbeatable effort past Kithan that ultimately sealed full points for Neroca. The win takes Neroca FC's tally to 31 points in 16 games whereas second-placed Minerva Punjab FC are two points shy having played as many games fewer. Kingfisher East Bengal have also made a strong comeback into the title-race with a stupendous victory yesterday which took their tally to 26 points from 14 games. Churchill Brothers FC Goa will now travel to Coimbatore for Chennai City FC test on February 17 whereas Neroca FC will host Mohun Bagan in their final home game of the I-League season on the following day.(ANI) SEARCH

Tripura polls: Jaitley releases BJP vision document

Sunday, February 11 2018

Tripura polls: Jaitley releases BJP vision document

Tripura polls: Jaitley releases BJP vision document Tripura polls: Jaitley releases BJP vision document 18:47 hrs [India], Feb 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley released the BJP vision document, here on Sunday. The party, looking to expand its presence in the north-east states, is working in a systematic manner, according to Jaitley. "In Tripura, during the last Assembly elections, we had limited support in the north-east states. The BJP through an organised and planner manner, worked in every state, to garner support and importance," Jaitley said. Jaitley also went on to say that a wave of anger runs in the state today against Communist Party of India (Marxist). "The people of Tripura have actually revolted against the traditional political parties which dominated the state's politics ever since the it got the designation of a full state. A wave of anger in the form of anti-incumbency against CPI (M) is present in the state today," he added. BJP and CPI (M) will take on each other as tough contenders for the upcoming Tripura polls slated for February 18. The results will be declared on March 3. (ANI)

Poor getting insurance for less than price of tea, says Modi

Sunday, February 11 2018

Poor getting insurance for less than price of tea, says Modi

Poor getting insurance for less than price of tea, says Modi Poor getting insurance for less than price of tea, says Modi Sun, Feb 11, 2018 23:46 hrs [Oman], Feb 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday proclaimed that the government provides insurance cover to the poor for less than the price of tea- at a premium of only 90 paise per day and Re 1 per month. Referring to the 'Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana' and 'Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana' in his address to the Indian community in Oman, PM Modi said, "Today the poor are being given life insurance and safety insurance at a premium if 90 paise per day and Re 1 per month. I am a tea seller, so I know that 90 paise doesn't even get you tea." Prime Minister Modi also elaborated on several other schemes launched by the government for the welfare of the poorer sections of the society, one of them being the most ambitious healthcare assurance scheme launched in the latest budget, Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The Prime Minister further informed that next generation infrastructure is being developed in the country keeping in mind the needs of 21st century. "We are working towards making transportation sector co-dependent. Highway, airway, railway and waterway are being integrated together according to each other' needs," he added. The Prime Minister also said the country is now on its path to realizing the vision of new India where "even the poorest person gets the opportunity to progress, and is able to dream and achieve that dream." PM Modi arrived in Muscat on Sunday, which is the last leg of his four-nation tour.(ANI) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

Uttarakhand: Alerts issued following hailstorm forecast

Sunday, February 11 2018

Uttarakhand: Alerts issued following hailstorm forecast

Uttarakhand: Alerts issued following hailstorm forecast Uttarakhand: Alerts issued following hailstorm forecast Source : Last Updated: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 22:43 hrs Dehradun: The Disaster Management Center of Uttarakhand on Sunday issued an alert to all district magistrates following the forecast of snowfall and hailstorm by the weather department. As per the weather forecast, snowfall is expected in some areas of Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh and Chamoli, while Dehradun, Pauri, Haridwar and Nainital may face hailstorm, on Monday. The Disaster Management Center has requested the district magistrates to be ready with disaster management services. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Russian plane crash

Sunday, February 11 2018

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Russian plane crash

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Russian plane crash PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Russian plane crash Mon, Feb 12, 2018 00:00 hrs [India], Feb 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed his condolences over the loss of lives in a Russian passenger plane crash. "Deepest condolences on the tragic loss of life in today's air crash in Moscow. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims," Modi said in a statement. Earlier in the day, a Russian plane, Antonov An-148 crashed on the outskirts of Moscow killing all 71 people that were onboard. The flight was taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport when the incident took place. (ANI) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features