A Manipur Police constable, suspended in connection with the escape of an extremist leader, has allegedly died in custody during questioning.Constable S.M. Manjur Ahmed was one of 10 police and medical personnel suspended after Thokchom Nando Singh of the outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party escaped while undergoing treatment at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal on March 25.Singh was arrested more than a decade ago for the kidnapping and murder of Lungnila Elizabeth, the eight-year-old daughter of former Minister Francis Ngajokpa in November 2003. “The constable was found dead in custody,” a police officer said, adding that they were trying to ascertain the reason for his death.
Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Head coach Marlon Maro said the Philippines have a more potent lineup — compared to winless squad in Singapore SEAG — composed of several club players like Kou Ichi Belgira.But they are up against a motivated Cambodia side whose prime minister reportedly promised them $1,000 each for every won game.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 starsPosted on the aseanfootball.org, Prime minister Hun Sen was also said to have dangled $10,000 each if they win the gold, $7,500 for silver and $4,000 for bronze.Cambodia’s sponsor Angkor Beer Company reportedly promised $5,000 for a semifinal finish and $8,000 for a gold medal feat. The country needs to score nine points — a win is worth three points — to make the semifinals.“I think it’s doable because if there’s one team to dominate it would be (defending champion) Thailand, the rest will split points,” said Maro.The country’s best performance in the SEAG was bronze in the 1977 SEA Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 MOST READ Despite that, Maro said the Philippines will have a very strong chance of winning in the 8:30 p.m. match.“They beat us 1-0 with the Philippines having a depleted team and Cambodia playing in their home turf,” said Maro.Now, according to Maro, the PH strikers are “healthy, very strong and very excited to play.”However, Games officials didn’t allow the Philippines to train in the evening for “lack of lighted stadium.”“I don’t understand that because they have so many football stadium with flood lights,” said Maro. “But we will still practice in the morning and the afternoon.”ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Metta World Peace not closing door on playing in PH LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — Nine points to the semifinals.That’s the immediate goal of the Philippine men’s under-22 football team here as it embarks against Cambodia Tuesday in the Southeast Asian Games at Selayang Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
India and Pakistan resume their cricket rivalry when they face-off in the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Wednesday. The two arch-rivals will meet for the first time since the Champions Trophy final in England last year.India and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket and only meet at multi-nation tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council or Asian Cricket Council.India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018: Live ScoreIndia and Pakistan cricket matches are always high-octane and one can expect a full house when they battle it out at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.Virat Kohli’s absence from the tournament has been one of the talking points ahead the marquee clash of the six-nation tournament.Also Read – India have slight edge over Pakistan because of MS Dhoni: MuralitharanKohli has been rested for the Asia Cup after a hectic tour of England where he aggravated his back problem during the Test series.Kohli was one of the brightest stars in an otherwise gloomy Test series for India against England, scoring 593 runs at an average of 59.3 in five matches including two centuries.Kohli’s absence might have taken some sheen off it but the general excitement surrounding three possible India-Pakistan encounters will be the USP of the Asia Cup.Read – Akram, Gavaskar discuss Virat Kohli’s absence from Asia CupWhile there are two assured India-Pakistan matches, one in the group stage and other at the Super Fours stage, the organisers, broadcasters, and the supporters will be hoping for a possible summit showdown on September 28 too.advertisementFor India, it will be a chance to see how the team reacts to pressure situations in absence of Kohli.India started their campaign with an unimpressive victory over Hong Kong.India survived a big scare on Tuesday and registered a nervy 26-run win after Hong Kong nearly pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium.Read – Wasim Akram backs India, Sunil Gavaskar backs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018Chasing 286 for a victory, Hong Kong fought till the very end and put India under pressure for most part of the second innings but the experience of the defending champions helped them prevail in the end.Hong Kong rode on Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath’s record opening partnership to put in a brave fight but once the well-set duo departed, they fell behind the asking rate and ended up with 259 for 8 in 50 overs.Today they will face Pakistan, who had registered a comfortable victory over Hong Kong in their first match. Pakistan will be fresh after getting a two-day break for India match.Also Read – Kohli’s absence big relief for Pakistan bowlers: Misbah-ul-HaqIn fact, India are the only side to not get a break between two matches in the group stage of the 50-overs tournament.While Rohit Sharma has been a brilliant white ball player, his leadership skills haven’t been tested against a quality side.He led against Sri Lanka last December but it was a below par opposition. In fact, Bangladesh are a better 50-over side currently.But the focal point would be how India India play a quality Pakistan side that has a world-class fast bowlers in Mohammed Aamir and Hasan Ali, a prolific opener in Fakhar Zaman and talented batsmen such as Babar Azam.India’s main aim would be to settle their middle-order combination and also find a perfect batting position for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored a duck against Hong Kong on Tuesday, during the course of the tournament.SquadsIndia: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.(With inputs from PTI)
Spikes are to be placed on the toll road off ramps, to deter motorists from reversing onto the road.Regulations facilitating the move were approved by the House of Representatives on February 26.A spike is used to impede or stop the movement of wheeled vehicles by puncturing their tyres.Opening the debate, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies noted that over time, the toll road has become plagued by motorists who, in an effort to avoid the toll fees, reverse onto the slip roads adjoining the toll roads.“This has created great cause for concern due to injuries, damage and fatalities from the collision between these motorists and unsuspecting legitimate users who are exiting the toll road. The last fatality occurred on 22 August 2011,” Dr. Davies said.He added that the police have been trying to stop the practice, but due to resource constraints, are unable to provide the physical presence of an officer at the locations at all times.According to the Regulations, the Toll Road Operator is responsible to retract the device for the use of the road by emergency service providers, and that it is an offence to interfere with, alter, damage, destroy or remove the device. Dr. Davies also said signs would be put in place at strategic locations to advise motorists of the device.“There is no denying the fact that we are dealing with an unruly bunch that seek to break the law, in order to benefit themselves by not having to go through the toll. Measures have to be taken to ensure that the travelling public is not endangered, so we accept that,” said Member of Parliament for North Central St. Andrew, Karl Samuda.Meanwhile, Dr. Davies said the Ministry went through the process of seeking an opinion from the Attorney General’s Chambers.He noted that the Ministry was advised by the Attorney General’s Chambers that the Road Traffic Act and the Toll Road Act have a legal basis on which spikes may be installed on a slip road.The Regulations will now be sent to the Senate for approval.