Austrian snowboarder Schairer breaks neck in scary crash

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Austrian Olympic Committee said Schairer fractured the fifth vertebrae in his neck. It said there is no indication the 30-year-old Schairer experienced any neurological impairment or long-term damage.              /kgaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH From bottom to top is Pierre Vaultier, of France; Jarryd Hughes, of Australia; Markus Schairer, of Austria; and Hanno Douschan, of Austria runs the course during the men’s snowboard cross elimination round at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Thursday, February 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Markus Schairer of Austria is heading home for treatment after breaking his neck in a frightening crash during the Olympic men’s snowboard cross quarterfinals.Schairer lost control in the air on the final jump of the treacherous downhill course on Thursday. He slammed into the snow on his back, sending his goggles flying. He was able to get to his feet before being taken for a medical exam.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Martinez finishes 28th, fails to advance to Olympics free skate round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Bong Ravena thought son Kiefer was bound to become a coach

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Ferdinand “Bong” Ravena, the former PBA Rookie of the Year and many-time national team member, knew right when son Kiefer was just about five years old, that his son would also be having a career in basketball.But not as a player who has the potential to be truly great.ADVERTISEMENT “He once told me: ‘Look, dad, they’re playing a box-in-one (defense),” the elder Ravena said with genuine amazement. “He must be special, I said then. Because, I, being a player, can’t read a box-in-one defense when I am on the floor.”“I then declared that night: My son would be a great coach someday.”Kiefer, though, has had other plans since that night. He has continued to understand the game and because of his gift to be able to read game situations wherever he is, has an advantage over most players who don’t like to use their heads to get ahead of the rest.“Kiefer makes very sound decisions,” Bong said.The younger Ravena has gone on to make waves in an outstanding amateur career, winning championships and MVPs while with Ateneo in the UAAP and cracking this Gilas Pilipinas roster of pros playing here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments In all likelihood, he declare his availability for the coming PBA Draft and could very well wind up as the top overall pick, and he has started his transition to becoming a point guard by starting out at that spot for Gilas in its last two games here.There’s no doubt that Kiefer is bound to have an outstanding professional career as well, but that doesn’t mean that dad Bong was wrong in how he saw his son when he was five.The coaching could still come. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I said to myself, he could become a player some day. Could,” Ravena said on Monday before he and wife Mozzy watch their oldest child in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here.“I honestly thought that he would make a great coach in the future.”Bong explained why that idea came to mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I started bringing him to my practices when he was five,” Bong said. “That’s when he was first introduced to the game. But one night, at home, we were watching a game on TV and it was Kiefer who was telling me ‘look, dad, they will call a timeout.’”Bong dismissed that as a fluke, until Kiefer started reading defensive alignments, offensive executions and substitution patterns by coaches every time they saw a game. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Mac Cardona to suit up for Zark’s Burgers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Calisaan tows San Sebastian to rout of St. Benilde

first_imgView comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ST. BENILDE 71 – Naboa 17, Dixon 15, Leutcheu 12, Pili 8, Sta. Maria 8, San Juan 6, Suarez 3, Castor 2, Domingo 0, Velasco 0.Quarters: 28-21, 51-35, 74-53, 101-71. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film fest Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “At least for us, we got a good shooting percentage today. St. Benilde is giving us a lot of three-points and we’re making them. That’s the key to our game, that we made our threes,” he said, noting of his side’s 10-of-27 shooting from beyond the arc.Unique Naboa led St. Benilde (2-5) with 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Edward Dixon got 15 markers and seven boards.Clement Leutcheu just missed out on a double-double as he racked 12 points and nine rebounds.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 101 – Calisaan 20, Gayosa 15, Bulanadi 13, David 9, Mercado 8, Calma 8, Navarro 7, Baetiong 6, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Costelo 3, Baytan 3, Are 0, Quipse 0, Valdez 0.ADVERTISEMENT San Sebastian leaned on Calisaan’s offensive surge in the fourth quarter, before Kevin Baytan’s trey erected a lead as high as 36, 96-60, late in the game.The lengthy forward dropped 14 of his 20 points in the payoff period, to go with his six rebounds to help the Golden Stags even their slate at 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlfren Gayosa added 15 markers, 13 coming in the first half, on top of six boards, while Allyn Bulanadi got 13 points as San Sebastian dominated the lowly Blazers.Coach Egay Macaraya expressed satisfaction with the way his side dominated the game.center_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeaning on Michael Calisaan, San Sebastian finally strung its first winning streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 101-71 whacking of St. Benilde Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.With their guns ablaze from the get-go, the Golden Stags showed their full potential on the offensive end, converting 54-percent of their shots from the field and became the first squad to break the century mark this year.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey gold

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Philippines’ team competes with Malaysia’s team (black) during Ice Hockey round robin of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYThe Philippines gets a crack at the ice hockey gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after staying undefeated in three matches.The Filipinos’ biggest win yet was 2-1 victory over host Malaysia in penalty shootout Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The match went into overtime after a tied game at 7-7. Neither side scored in the extra five minutes, sending the game into a shootout.The Philippines, which has defeated Singapore and Indonesia, will face Thailand for the ice hockey gold on Thursday .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe sport is being played for the first time in the regional games. MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

IPL 2011: Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians- MI win by 21 runs

first_imgMumbai beat Pune by 21 runs during the 44th IPL match of the season at the at the DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. Score | PhotosAlthough Pune bowled a tight line initially, but they were never in the game as a late charge by Mumbai saw them post a fine 161 run on board.Pune needed a good start against Mumbai considering that they were looking at a big 162-run target, but they lost their in-form opener Jesse Ryder on the first ball of the innings off Harbhajan Singh. Ryder tossed the ball straight to Dhawal Kulkarni at backward point and Mumbai were 0/1 on the first ball.Pune were in for more damage, when during the fourth over a Munaf Patel ball took the edge of Mumbai batsman Graeme Smith’s bat and landed in the hands of Aiden Blizzard at mid-wicket. He fell for 6 and Pune fell to 17/2.Abhishek Jhunjhunwala had added 10 runs to the team total when a Kieron Pollard saw him through in the ninth over and Pune were reduced to 46/3.Soon captain Yuvranj Singh and Manish Pandey got on with the revival act and also increased the run rate a notch higher with a few good shots past the boundary line.However, the cheer was short-lived for Pune fans as Yuvraj soon fell. A Lasith Malinga ball that wasn’t exactly timed by the Pune captain took a long loop before falling into the hands of Munaf Patel at third man. He fell on 20 and Pune fell to 77/4.advertisementThe Sri Lankan ‘slinger’ came around and scalped Manish Pandey and Mithun Manhas in the 19th over and Pune were looking down the barrel with 128/6 on board.Shrikant Wagh got run out in the last over and their innings came to a close on 139/7.Mumbai inningsA late charge by Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh saw Mumbai post an impressive 161/7 against Pune during their IPL match.Earlier, Pune captain Yuvraj Singh won the toss and elected to field in the 44th IPL match of the season.Pune got the better of Mumbai opener and newcomer in the IPL circuit Aussie Aiden Blizzard in the third over of the match. Alfonso Thomas got rid of him when the Mumbai total was 18.Pune didn’t let Mumbai batsmen any room early in the innings as soon skipper Yuvraj Singh got the better of his Mumbai counterpart Sachin Tendulkar in the 9th over when he was batting on 24 and the team total was 58. Sachin wanted to play Yuvraj inside-out to the boundary but Jesse Ryder caught him at extra-cover to ruin his plans.Then in the 11th over Yuvraj came around to scalp Mumbai’s in-form batsman Ambati Rayudu on 27 and Mumbai were down to 69/3.Later, leg-break spinner Rahul Sharma delivered a KO on Rohit Sharma with Manish Pandey performing the final honours in the deep. And Mumbai were reduced to 94/4.Then Rahul came around to dismiss T Suman in the 17th over with Mithun Manhas claiming his catch at long-off. That ended Suman’s fiery batting spell that saw him post 36 of just 16 balls, hitting three fours and an equal number of sixes on the way to help the team to 114/5.In the 18th over Jerome Taylor claimed Aussie big-hitter Andrew Symonds cheaply to reduce Mumbai to 124/6.Finally, Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh upped the tempo at death. Pollard hit a six and two fours off Thomas in the 18th over and then Harbhajan Singh hit a six off the last ball as Mumbai amassed 28 runs off the over.However, Jerome Taylor applied the breaks in the last over and even scalped Kollard on 30 as Mumbai finished the innings on 161/7.last_img read more

Into thin air

first_img“You okay, Ma’am? Hold on tight, please. Road not so good.” Those words, used by local drivers like Pintso Tshering Gyanapa Denzongpa to describe hellish conditions, have been a constant refrain since my arrival in Sikkim, tailing me all the way north.Yet having turned eastwards now, I’m unprepared for the obstacle course we’re on. The reason is increasingly clear. Nature has a way of lulling you into a false sense of security along the northbound route, weaving so sparkling a narrative out of brilliant sunshine, evocative place names and picturesque mountain-girdled vistas, that the appalling state of the ‘highways’ and the signposts on the way to Yumthang Valley, advising drivers to exercise extreme caution, seem irrelevant.No wonder I had ignored the North District’s darker subtext: the landslide-scarred roads, the blankets of white incongruously layering the verdant countryside that should have been celebrating summer by now and, of course, those signposts warning married drivers to “divorce speed”. Now, on the road to Tsomgo Lake and beyond, it’s that sinister subtext which muscles into the main narrative as our Tata Sumo groans up yet another dizzying incline of churned mud and crushed rock and lands dangerously close to the edge where the asphalt plunges over the precipice into a milky ocean of fog. From its swirling depths, the dark silhouettes of mountains soar up, their crests skulking behind a bank of clouds, waterfalls frozen solid like sheets of glass against their flanks. On my left towers a near vertical cliff, its face arching in a menacing overhang like the jaws of a famished monster. Loosened by downpours from their moorings at higher elevations, boulders lie scattered across the road. It’s no consolation that the distance from Gangtok to the sacred lake and the shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh, where we’re headed, is just 40 km. The driving conditions, the altitude to which the road will ascend–a vertiginous 13,200 ft–and the oxygen-deficient atmosphere at those heights kill all illusions. Here, nature offers no picture-postcard-pretty visuals. Beautiful in a raw, primordial way, it holds in its bare rock and ice-carved fists the menace of violence and devastation. If the inevitable signpost warns that ‘you can’t command nature’, it’s the outcome of a lesson learnt the hard way. Not far away stands a crude stone memorial to the road construction workers who have perished in recent landslides.As sobering a thought as the ever-present perils of high-altitude sickness (HAS). Since my route today will be taking me higher than I’ve ever been in my life, my thoughts keep wandering to David, the smiling ghoul who had driven me up to Gangtok and spooked me proper with his lurid descriptions of what a visitor, unacclimatised to the thin air, could expect, crowning it with a cheerful reference to death from high-altitude cerebral oedema.David is still spooking me as we arrive at the Three Mile Check Post to present the Inner Line Permit that will allow me access to this area near the Indo-China border. And he refuses to leave me even at Kyangnosla, for at both checkpoints, the officials ask my driver: “She’s not travelling alone, is she?” Nature distracts me from further lip-chewing introspection, however, by turning flamboyantly wild and wonderful as we climb further up. The mountains close in from all sides–beautiful and intimidating. The snow line seems tantalisingly within reach and as if on cue, thunder strikes a few discordant notes, heralding our arrival at the glacier-fed lake that lies at an altitude of 12,400 ft. I gaze upon its surface, a rich, unbelievable green, edged with the same mantle of white that shrouds the mountains rising dramatically around it. I am here, I remind myself.My silent communion with nature is disrupted as my gaze wanders to a line-up of dark, hairy, strange-looking beasts, seemingly frozen into immobility. Despite the colourful tassels and tinkling brass bells they sport, the yaks manage to exude a collective mood of disenchantment that is strangely compelling.advertisementOne of the minders, a ruddy-skinned, slant-eyed young man, approaches me hopefully. “Photo, madam?” he asks. “You sit on back of yak and I take photo.” My prospective mount fixes me with a baleful glare. “Oh, yeah?” it seems to say. I retreat. The world is turning white as we move on. Thunder rumbles like a troubled digestive system about to erupt. There’s snow everywhere, spilling over the road and stretching up the slopes to the distant horizon, the only signs of human presence, the structures of military camps.I’m overcome by an insane urge to dive into this surreal landscape and run up and down its white expanse, but Denzongpa restrains me. No undue exertion, he warns. HAS. Besides… He points to the tiny green huts on a high, snow-covered ridge. “Army positions,” he informs me matter-of-factly, then adds, “not Indian.”I’m convinced he’s pulling my leg, until I notice the unequivocal message on signposts along this particular stretch: we’re under surveillance from Chinese observation posts. Photography is strictly prohibited. Further up the road and round the bend, Denzongpa promises. But later. The weather is threatening to turn and Baba Mandir awaits. A consolation prize lies at Thegu–an ATM at 13,200 ft. This is where a popular ad film for Axis Bank was shot, involving two Indian soldiers and a wager on a tethered yak. Even HAS can’t stop me from exploring the place. Deserted, it resonates happily with the hum of machines. “No cops there?” Denzongpa calls out from the car. “No robbers either!” I yell back. We move on. Yakla village. The Indo-China border trading post at Sherathang. Not a soul in sight. A bifurcation in the road offers a choice: Nathu La to the left; Baba Mandir to the right. On a mountain-ringed plateau stands the shrine to Harbhajan Singh, a young sepoy in the Indian Army who reportedly went missing while patrolling the Indo-China border in 1968 and was presumed dead. Legend has it that soon after, a jawan friend dreamt of him and conveyed to his colleagues the deceased’s purported last wish for a memorial to be erected in his name.advertisementRevered by fellow soldiers, Singh’s spirit is believed to be very much alive. Even today, the Indian Army pays him a pension and meticulously maintains the place. Its ambience, however, seems strangely diminished by visiting devotees elbowing each other out of the way for the perfect snapshot of the shrine to the handsome young Sikh with the intense gaze. On the way back, Denzongpa smilingly suffers my promised moment of madness in the snow–HAS and Chinese observation posts be damned. Just a moment, however, for fog is rolling in, smothering the area like giant puffs of bleached candy floss. Back in the car, I sulk as raindrops spatter the windshield. “You okay, ma’am?” my driver enquires. “It’s the rain that I don’t like. Landslides, you understand?”He starts the engine, bending low over the steering wheel to look out for loose boulders along the cliff tops under which we will pass. “Hold on tight, please. Road not so good.”I’ve heard that one before–a zillion time.  At a glanceGetting there: Fly to Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok, where an overnight halt is necessary. Your hotel’s travel desk or local tour operators can also book you a car for day trips.When to go: For those prepared to brave the cold for a clear view of the Himalayas, October to end November is ideal.Must do Stay: Elgin Nor-Khill: Stadium Road; tel: (03592) 205 637; www.elginhotels.com Cost: Rs. 7,200 for two Affordable: Hotel Sonam Delek: Tibet Road; tell: (03592) 202 566; www.hotelsonamdelek.com Cost. Rs. 2,800 for two.Eat: Momos and thukpas, prepared Sikkimese-style, and delicious “dry fry” pork. Don’t forget chang, the Himalayan millet beer.Shop: A tailor-made Sikkimese baku, the exquisitely elegant regional dress for women. Also, the state’s famous Temi tea.See:  The Kyangnosla Alpine Sanctuary, spread over 400 hectares around the Tsomgo Lake area, is rich in flora and fauna.FYIPeople of the past: Visit the Phodong Monastery near Gangtok to see the collection of old photographs featuring Alexandra David NÅel, the distinguished early-20th-century French Buddhist scholar who spent several years in Sikkim studying the religion and meditating in a cave in Lachen. Hot dealWeek off: 2 nights each in Gangtok Pelling and Darjeeling for Rs. 32,235 from Elgin Hotels. Includes meals, sightseeing, transfers. www.elginhotels.com.advertisementlast_img read more

Now Rani Mukherji does lavani item song in Aiyya

first_imgAfter Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan, it’s Rani Mukerji’s turn to do a lavani item number. She has done it in Aiyya and the song has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.”Rani does three item numbers in her dream in Aiyya. In this film, the girl has this habit of dreaming. One of her item numbers is a lavani song, again in her dream,” Sachin Kundalkar, director of the film, told IANS.”She was quite good with her lavani dance. She shared a great equation with Vaibhavi Merchant. She did rehearsals on the sets. So it’s a rapid, classical, sensuous lavani song,” he added.Co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18, the movie is said to be about a woman who finds a man desirable because he smells good. Rani plays a Marathi girl in the movie and is paired opposite southern star Prithvi Raj.Final editing of Aiyya has been locked and Kundalkar added that “final edit happened yesterday (Sunday), which was locked by Anurag Kashyap. He really liked the film”.last_img read more

Jaguar launches XKR special edition in India

first_imgTata Motors-owned Jaguar said it has launched the XKR special edition luxury sedan in India, priced at Rs 1.27 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).”New XKR special edition models are available to order now in both coupe and convertible form from July 2012… The special edition models introduce enhancements to the XK’s already luxurious hand-crafted cabin in addition to discreet exterior changes,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.The car is powered by a 5.0 litre direct-injection V8 petrol engine, it added.The company said the car is fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission that offers manual driver control via steering-wheel mounted paddles.In June, global sales of luxury brands from Jaguar Land Rover were at 28,215 units, up 39 per cent from the same month last year.While sales of luxury sedans of Jaguar brand decreased by 5 per cent last month at 3,829 units, Land Rover sales were up 49 per cent at 24,386 units. It may be noted here that Tata Motors-owned British luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR), which opened its 15th dealership and the first in Pune on Saturday in association with Ace Perkins, is planning to expand its dealership network from 15 to 20, targeting tier-II cities like Bangalore, Surat and Aurangabad.last_img read more

Rajya Sabha adjourned over quotas in promotions

first_imgThe Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups in promotions in government jobs.The upper house lost the important question hour for the second day of the monsoon session.The Supreme Court had in April overruled the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to provide reservations in government job promotions. The BSP, which was then in government, had raised the issue in the budget session demanding a constitutional amendment to provide for such quotas.BSP leader Mayawati raised the issue as soon as the house met for the day, blaming the government for not taking action as promised.Even as Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy promised a meeting would be called in the current session, BSP members refused to be pacified and trooped near chairman Hamid Ansari’s podium.Ansari then adjourned the house till noon.last_img read more