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CWG 2018: India’s Jitu Rai wins gold in Shooting Pradeep wins Silver in Weightlifting


Indian Sports players making every Indian feel proud by winning gold, silver and bronze in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) 2018. Jitu Rai an Indian shooter has won the gold in men’s 10m air pistol event on Monday. Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Om Mitharval won gold and silver respectively in the men’s 10m air pistol competition at the Common Wealth Games 2018.

This is the second time Jitu Rai won the gold in Common Wealth Games (CWG).  Another Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval won the bronze medal in the same category. So far India has won Eight Gold, Three Silver and Four Bronze in CWG.

Jitu Rai stood at the first position by acquiring 235.1 points in the men’s 10m air pistol event and brought gold to India. Australian shooter  Kerry Bell won the silver medal with 233.5 points. In the women category, 17- year old shooter Mehuli Ghosh and 25- year old shooter Apurvi Chandela won the Silver and Bronze respectively in the 10m air rifle on Monday.

Yesterday Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in the with a record total of 240.9 points in the 10-meter air pistol event and Heena Sidhu won the Silver.

India won Silver in Weightlifting:

Indian weightlifter 22- year old Pardeep Singh won silver in the men’s 105-kilogram category on Monday. In the total of 352 kg, Pradeep Singh lifted 152 in snatch and 200 in clean & jerk to win Silver. In the same category, Sanele Mao of Samoa won the gold medal by putting a little more effect to lift 360kg (154 + 206).  Samoa has lifted 154 kg in snatch and 206 kg in clean and jerk.

England’s Owen Boxall won the bronze medal by lifting total of 351 kg. He lifted 152 kg in snatch and 199 kg in clean and jerk.

Australia stood in the First place with 31 gold, 26 Silver, and 28 Bronze.  England secured the second position with 19 Gold, 19 Silver and 10 Bronze. India stood in the third place with 8 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze.

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Karnataka: HD Kumaraswamy to take oath as CM on Wednesday



The Janata Dal-Secular’s (JD-S) legislative party leader HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday said that he will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23. Initially, the oath ceremony had been planned to take on Monday but it was deferred to Wednesday due to the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary. This is the second time Kumaraswamy will be the Southern state Chief Minister. He is the son of JD-S supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda.

The speaker will be elected on Thursday. After that, the date of seeking trust vote will be decided. On Saturday Governor Vajubhai R. Vala has invited the Janata Dal-Secular’s (JD-S) leader Kumaraswamy to form the government with the support of Congress. Governor invited Kumaraswamy after the BJPs leader Yeddyurappa quit as a Karnataka Chief Minister before facing the trust vote on Saturday as his party is short of 7 seats for a simple majority (111) in the 224-member hung Assembly. Yeddyurappa resignation opened the door for the both JDS and Congress to form the government.

Kumaraswamy will meet Rahul Gandhi:

The Janata Dal-Secular’s (JD-S) leader said he will flying to Delhi to invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. He has also invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, BSP chief Mayawati and others for the oath ceremony. Mayawati Ji has also blessed me, he said. Delhi CM Kejriwal is expected to attend the oath ceremony.

Kumaraswamy said that he will meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi and will discuss on the cabinet expansion. We will also discuss on how to give the stable government in the next five years. So far I am not sure about the Congress stand, he said. He said that Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulated me.

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Reliance Jio Announces Rs. 199 Jio Postpaid Plan for its customers

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Reliance Jio has announced new postpaid for its Jio users. It has launched a plan starting with Rs 199 called Jio Postpaid. Jio users can avail this Reliance Jio’s new postpaid plans from May 15, 2018. The company has launched Zero Touch” postpaid plans for its subscribers on Thursday. Jio postpaid plan of Rs 199 provides you voice, internet, messaging and, international calling pre-activated.

The surprising element is Reliance rival partners like Airtel, Vodafone have waited to let Jio getting lead in the Postpaid plan, rather than bringing out their plan first when they have enough time. The company has also announced similar international calling and international roaming tariffs for its prepaid and postpaid customers.

International roaming charges:

The Zero Touch plan also offers you 25GB of monthly data. In the Jio Postpaid plan, they will charge 50 paise per minute for ISD calls and  Rs 2 per minute for international roaming. These will be applicable for the countries like UAE, US, Canada, UK, Austria, Belgium, among others. International roaming charges will be Rs 10 for voice, data and SMS each for the countries like Afghanistan, Australia, Russia, and South Korea. Rs 3 for the countries like Hongkong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey. Rs 4 per minute for the countries like Australia, Bahrain, Pakistan, Thailand. As for countries like Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Russia, Vietnam charges will be Rs 5. As for countries like Israel, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Swede, UAE, Uzbekistan.

To enjoy the offers unlimited voice and SMS, with up to 250MB of data with the validity of 1 day you need to recharge your mobile with Rs 575. To avail this offer for seven days you need to go for the second plan is priced at Rs 2,875. The third plan is priced at Rs  5,751 with 5GB of 4G data and validity of 30 days. You will get 5GB data every data in the third plan.

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Mecca Masjid blast case verdict: All Five accused Aquitted

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After 11 years A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Hyderabad announced it sensational verdict on Monday in the case of Mecca Masjid attack. All the five accused men including Swami Aseemanand acquitted from the case. The court dismissed the case due to the lack of evidence.

Defence lawyer B Rajvardhan Reddy said the court identified that the Prosecution has failed to prove the conspiracy. The prosecution could not prove the case due to lack of evidence.

NIA accused 10 people belonging to right-wing organisations in this case. Five accused men among the ten people faced trial in the case. The other three accused men in absconding. The five accused men including Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Aseemanand, Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai and Rajendra Chowdhary. One of the accused  Sunil Joshi died during the investigation.

NIA officials said that once we get the copy of Court Verdict they will observe it and will decide further course of action.

What Happened on May 18, 2007:

The sensational Mecca Masjid attack happened at 1:25 pm during Friday prayers in 2007 on May 18. The blast caused to death of nine people and had left 58 injured.  At the of blast nearly 10,000  10,000 people were present inside the masjid.

The attack took place at the iconic mosque, Mecca Masjid at Charminar due to the blast of  Improvised Explosive device (IED) bomb.Later the Local police had found two live IED and later they defused the bombs.  Initially, local police had investigated this case. Later the case took over by the Central  Bureau Of Investigation (CBI).CBI had filed a charge sheet regarding this case.

In 2011 the case transferred from the Central  Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) to National Investigation Agency (NIA). Total 226 witnesses have examined and as many as 411 documents exhibited. Swami Aseemanand and Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar are out on bail. The other three are in prison. In Ajmer Dargah blast case Rajasthan court sentenced Gupta and others to life in jail in 2017.



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CWG 2018: Mary Kom first Indian women wins gold in Boxing

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Gold Coast:

Five-time World Champion and Parliament member and Olympic Bronze medalist Mary Kom has won the gold in boxing in Common Wealth Games CWG 2018. She has won the gold in women’s 45-48 kg category at Gold Coast, Australia. Indian Boxer Mary Kom defeated Kristina O’Hara of Northern Ireland with a unanimous verdict of 5-0 and claimed the gold on Saturday.

She expressed her happiness through Twitter and she has dedicated her gold to her three sons. Mary Kom thanked her coach and supporting staff. This is her first Common WealtGamesms. Five Months ago Mary Kom won the Asian Championships gold.

In the men’s category, Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal at the 21st Common Wealth Games. He defeated the Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland with 4-1 in men’s  52kg category. He is the second Indian male boxer to win gold in men’s  52kg category after Suranjoy Sing.

Manish Kaushik won the silver in CWG 2018. He won the silver against  Harry Garside in men’s lightweight 60 kg category. The 22-year old Manish is the first Indian boxer to win silver in Common Wealth Games on Saturday.

Boxer Amit Panghal won the silver medal in the Men’s 6-49 kg category event on Saturday.

So far India has won two Gold, two Silver and three bronze medals in the Common Wealth Games 2018.

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