GCW Gandhi Nagar faces PG in Kabaddi final
JAMMU, Oct 12: Government College for Women (GCW) Gandhi Nagar shall face their seniors form Post Graduate (PG) Departments in the title clash of the inter-college Kabaddi tournament being held under the banner of Directorate of Sports and Physical Education on the campus fields, here tomorrow.
Earlier, in the semifinals, decided today, GCW Gandhi Nagar trounced GCW Udhampur by a hefty margin of 42 (53-11) points. In other semifinal, PG Departments downed GDC Kathua by 42 (33-22) points.
The semifinals conducted by the technical penal including Dheeraj Sharma, Keshav, Manpreet, Amandeep, Rohit and Gagan Kumar.
Olympic leader Carlos Nuzman sends resignation letter from jail
Rio De Janeiro: Carlos Nuzman sent his resignation letter as head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee from a prison on Wednesday. He’s been held there since last week amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. The national Olympic committee immediately designated vice president Paulo Wanderley to replace Nuzman, who had headed the BOC for 22 years. Wanderley will serve the three years remaining on Nuzman’s term. Speaking after meeting with the BOC’s membership, Wanderley described Nuzman’s resignation as “a relief.” The resignation of the president, on a personal level, I think will speed up resolving our problems, he said. (Agencies)
Mamata to host dinner in honour of FIFA president
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will host a dinner in honour of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who will be in the city for the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium on October 28. Banerjee will host the dinner on October 26. “He is coming to Kolkata for the final match of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held on October 28 and the chief minister will host a dinner in his honour on October 26,” a senior state government officer told PTI. He said Banerjee was very happy after receiving compliments from the FIFA for renovating the Salt Lake stadium.
Chhetri keen to play stronger teams
Bengaluru: After sealing their AFC Asian Cup berth with a 4-1 win against Macau at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on a drizzly Wednesday, skipper Sunil Chhetri said he was looking forward to making the most of playing stronger opponents in the main draw.
Chhetri, who was also a part of the Indian side that featured in the 2011 edition was of the opinion that big tournaments like this will only make the side stronger and raise the bar. “In the 2011 edition, we faced Bahrain, Australia and South Korea. Sad to say, but after that, we haven’t got the chance to face them again. That is why it is vital to qualify for big tournaments like this. Gives us the opportunity to test ourselves against strong opponents. You never know when you will play them again.”