Earthquake rocks J&K

first_imgA 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit Doda and Kishtwar districts of Chenab Valley region in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property from anywhere, Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, Mumtaz Ahmed said. The quake occurred around 8.04 a.m. and lasted for a few seconds, causing panic among people who rushed out of their homes in Bhaderwah, Doda and Kishtwar.last_img

Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I went through a lot of hardships. In training. In everything. But the I know in my heart that I really have to deliver,” said Tabal in Filipino. “I can’t let disappoint my country.READ: Tabal pleads with Patafa to reconsider: I did nothing wrong 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 opening“To my fellow athletes, if we really do our best, we can do it,” added Tabal who clocked two hours, 48 minutes and 26 seconds, almost seven minutes clear of silver winner Hoang Thi Thanh.Tabal said she was feeling cramps on her tibialis or shin muscle during the first loop around the Putrajaya government complex that lined with gleaming office skyscrapers. 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’ GOLD! Mary Joy Tabal rules women’s marathon in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRERPUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Rising up through emotional ups and down, Mary Joy Tabal just crowned herself the queen of the 29th Southeast Asian Games marathon.The 28-year-old Tabal broke down in tears right after crossing the finish line, literally beating the Vietnam contestant by a mile, to deliver that gold medal she hoped would open the flood gates for Team Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT At least, there’s the promise of a dogfight “That’s why on the first loop I tried to warm up, then in the second loop I saw the other runners being left behind,” added the Rio Olympian and silver medals in the 2015 SEAG.READ: Patafa cuts Tabal, runner says ‘I just want to run for PH’ The race was held on well paved city streets with four and half loops on the main street on a cloudy day and weather cooled down by the previous night’s heavy downpour.“I felt that God was gifting me with this victory and all I needed to do was take it,” said Tabal.Her compatriot in the men’s side, Jeson Agravante didn’t finish the race.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img READ: Patafa reinstates TabalTabal, who trained for three months in Italy, hugged Athletics chief Philip Ella Juico and Philippine Sports Commissioner Ramon Fernandez right after draping herself with the Philippine flag at the finish line.“Thank you to all people who believed in me and for all your support,” said Tabal who has had strained relationship with the national athletics body for the past two years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Suresh Kalmadi walks off TV interview

first_imgEmbattled CWG organising committee boss Suresh Kalmadi wanted to tell it all in a free-wheeling interview with Headlines Today. But he ended up running away from the cameras. Kalmadi staged a dramatic walkout during an interview with Headlines Today executive editor Rahul Kanwal. WATCH THE INTERVIEW. Kalmadi defied the Congress Party’s gag whip to speak to Headlines Today. But he suddenly lost his nerve when faced with pointed questions on corruption and cost escalations in the Games. Why did the cost of the same plug point swing between a mere Rs 396 to a whopping Rs 2700 for different CWG venues? Kalmadi found the question too hot to handle. He refused to answer. And when he saw the damning evidence on the CWG contract documents, he just walked off in a huff. But before the walkout, he told Headlines Today he does not want another trial by the media. He said: “I will clarify everything before the inquiry committee.” Suddenly the swagger had gone, the unflappable Kalmadi was nervous. The same man who declared to the world that all’s well and this would be the best Games ever. This comes on a day when the Income Tax department raided CWG suppliers and the Enforcement Directorate tightened the noose around the organising committee. To a question on how he felt being snubbed by the PM and Sonia Gandhi at the felicitation of athletes, he played down the issue. Kalmadi said: “I was busy seeing off 10,000 people after the Games. My chef de mission Bhubaneswar Kalita was present. I am not hurt at not being invited.” Kalmadi also tried to deflect blame on the mess surrounding the Games Village. He said: “The Games Village was being handled by the Lt Governor. It was handed over late to the organizing committee. The athletes were given the option to stay in the Village or in the hotels. They all preferred the Village.” Kalmadi also skirted questions on the running feud with Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and her bid to take credit for the success of the Games. He said: “Everybody was doing their job. I did my job well. She did hers. All events took place on time. The Games was a grand success.” He also refused to admit that the income tax department had conducted raids and seized crucial documents on the Games. Kalmadi said: “There were no raids, just the continuing probe process.” Kalmadi is a hot potato for the Congress Party and he has dealt a double whammy on himself. Not only did he embarrass himself by walking out, without telling it all, the Congress too is incensed.advertisementThe party is furious that Kalmadi defied the muzzle order. Highly-placed sources in the Congress Party said that the Shunglu Committee is the only forum to air views on Commonwealth Games.ALSO CHECK: CWG scam: Multi-pronged probe gathers steam | CWG: Pics – Those who made India proud | CWG: Pics – The force behind the showlast_img read more