Peru a Popular Travel Destination Amongst Indian Tourists

first_imgIn the recent times, there has been a record-breaking growth of tourist arrivals of Indians to Peru. This is due to the growing popularity of Peru among the Indian tourists, who are evolving in their tastes, and in the look-out for exclusive experiences.According to the statistics received from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) of Peru, the tourist arrivals of Indians in the country has grown by 36.9 per cent in the first two months of the year 2018, in comparison to the same period in 2017. Similarly, the growth of the number of Indian tourists arriving in Peru, for the period of January to December 2017, in comparison to 2016, has been a promising 22 per cent.Read it at BW People Related Itemslast_img read more

Reversing India’s Student Exodus

first_imgThe GoI’s recently launched ‘Study in India’ programme is a welcome step in the right direction despite arriving late. Apart from setting targets, it aims to make India a global education hub, improve its soft power and reduce the export – Import imbalance in the number of International students. But the larger question remains: Can the scheme be implemented successfully at a time when demand for foreign education is at an all-time high? Related Itemslast_img

Australian Senator Wants Cuts In Job-Stealing Student Visas

first_imgSenator Fraser Anning has sought a drastic cut in the number of student visas in Australia, where India is the second largest source of international students after China.In his maiden speech at the Senate on Tuesday, Anning targeted international students by asking for an “end to Australian-job-stealing 457 visas” and “force international students to return to their country of origin once they finish their education”.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

WHO award for Rajasthan Health Dept.

first_imgThe World Health Organization has selected the Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department for its award this year in recognition of its achievements in the field of tobacco control. The department’s Additional Chief Secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh, will receive the award at a function to mark World No Tobacco Day in New Delhi on Friday.The Health Department of the State is the only government body in the country which will be awarded for its tobacco-free initiatives. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has praised the department’s efforts for tobacco control, which, he said, were being acknowledged internationally, and affirmed that the State government would keep striving to accomplish the goal of a “healthy Rajasthan”. WHO has selected five organisations from the South-East Asian region for the prestigious award. WHO representative to India Henk Bekedam said in a communique to Mr. Singh that individuals and institutions in each of the six WHO regions were recognised every year for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.Three other organisations in the South-East Asian region have been selected from Thailand and Indonesia, while the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, New Delhi, is also among the recipients of the award.Many campaignsThe Medical & Health Department launched several campaigns against tobacco consumption at places such as schools, colleges, police stations and government offices during 2018-19. As part of the tobacco-free initiatives, 1.13 crore people took a pledge against tobacco consumption at the events held in 1.56 lakh government institutions on January 30 this year, marking Martyrs’ Day.last_img read more

Entrepreneurs should focus on rural areas, says Gadkari

first_imgUnion Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, said entrepreneurs should focus on the rural and agricultural sectors to provide a stimulus to the economy. “If we want to achieve a $5 trillion economy we need to focus on initiatives like converting agriculture waste into biofuels. I would like new entrepreneurs to focus on rural areas and on the agricultural sector,” he said. Mr. Gadkari was speaking at an event organised by the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) on Friday.Referring to farmers’ leader Sharad Joshi’s description of ‘India vs Bharat’, Mr. Gadkari said there was still a disparity between urban centres like Mumbai and Delhi which constitute ‘India’ and rural areas, which were ‘Bharat’. “Until the industries are developed in agricultural, rural and tribal areas, the country won’t develop,” he said. He cited the example of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which will go through rural and tribal belts of four States.“Around 95% of land acquisition has been done and within three years, this road will be completed,” he said. On a 10-km stretch from Delhi, there will be an e-highway, he said. This will have a dedicated lane with overhead electric wires through which heavy vehicles can charge their batteries.Mr. Gadkari said import substitution was also needed for the economy to grow and more initiatives needed to come in the area of biofuels and bio aviation fuel in particular, which makes up a huge chunk of our import bill. “We will be saving nearly ₹40,000 crore worth of imports if we adopt bio aviation fuel. If entrepreneurs take this up, it is a market worth ₹40,000 crore,” the minister said.last_img read more

Two killed as motorcycle crashes into stray cows

first_imgTwo people were killed when the motorcycle they were riding hit some stray cows here, the police said on Saturday. Chunbadi Prajapati (35) and his brother-in-law Jalkadeen (38) were returning from a local market when the accident occurred at Khaurarha bypass on Friday evening, Station House Officer of Mataundh Police Station Shail Kumar Singh said. “Both the motorcyclists fell on the road and sustained serious injuries. They were rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared them dead,” he said.‘No helmet’ Upon searching the two-wheeler, a liquor bottle was found, while no helmet was recovered from the accident spot, he said. “Prima facie, it seems that both were under the influence of alcohol. They sustained head injuries, as they were not wearing a helmet,” he said. “The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, and the matter is being investigated,” he said.last_img read more

After bypoll debacle, BSP blames BJP for poor show

first_imgAfter drawing a blank in the Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls, the BSP blamed the ruling BJP for its debacle, saying it helped the Samajwadi Party win some seats. In the bypolls to 11 assembly segments, the BJP and its ally Apna Dal (S) bagged 8 seats and the SP three. The SP, which emerged as the biggest gainer, wrested Zaidpur seat from the ruling BJP and Jalalpur from the BSP, while retaining Rampur. “As part of a conspiracy to bring the morale of the BSP men down before the UP Vidhan Sabha elections, the BJP in these bypolls made the Samajwadi Party win some seats and not allow the BSP to win a single seat,” BSP president Mayawati tweeted after the loss in the elections.“Partymen understand this well. They will definitely work wholeheartedly to fail their conspiracy,” she added. The Uttar Pradesh bypoll results have come as a setback for the BSP which had sought to project itself as the main opposition party in the state. It not only failed to retain its Jalalpur seat but also pushed to the fourth spot in six of the 11 assembly segments. BSP’s Chaya Verma lost the Jalalpur seat to Samajwadi Party’s Subhash Rai by a slender margin of 790 votes. Chaya Verma is the daughter of senior BSP leader Lalji Verma and Jalalpur was a BSP stronghold from where its its candidate Ritesh Pandey had won the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year. The party candidates fared below Congress nominees and also lost deposits at many of the seats. On six seats-Gangoh, Rampur, Lucknow Cantt, Govindnagar, Pratapgarh and Zaidpur-its candidates fared a poor fourth. On three others-Manikpur, Balha and Ghosi-it took the third spot and on two-Iglas and Jalapur-it finished the runners up. The party got the lowest 2.14% votes in Rampur and the highest 33.96% and 31.25% in Iglas and Jalalpur, respectively. The BSP, which was the major gainer in this year’s Lok Sabha polls, winning 10 seats in alliance with the Samajwadi Party, had decided to contest the bypolls after almost 12 years.last_img read more

Gavina blows his top after yet another Kia loss: ‘I’m tired of this’

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “There’d be no more Mr. Nice Guy. If I have to hold practice with eight or nine guys so be it, everyone else who doesn’t want to be there can stay the hell home because that’s the message that will be sent. I’m tired of this [expletive].”center_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kia import Johnson goes back to drawing board after subpar debut “The [expletive] will be called out the next practice, there’s going to be some changes.”The final score, though, was a mere fraction of Gavina’s frustrations as the Picanto trailed 70-31 by halftime and even looked at an 86-37 mountain in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlackwater was also relentless on the three-point arc hitting 19 against the sorry defense of the Picanto, who managed to sink just eight threes.“These guys are putting other people’s livelihoods on the line, including mine and I do not like being embarrassed,” said Gavina. “It was just ridiculous how much these guys are taking for granted the amount of trust I’m putting in.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Kia head coach Chris Gavina did not hold back when expressing his grievances over how his players conducted themselves in their 118-97 loss to Blackwater in the PBA Governor’s Cup.“I told the management that I think I’ve been as nice as I could possibly could to handle what’s going on,” said Gavina Friday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo. “I’m tired of seeing the body language these players have coming into practices and games, you can see guys have checked out and I’m tired of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Spurs’ star Kawhi Leonard won’t be ready to start the season

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brook Lopez scored 16 points for the Lakers (2-4), and the Los Angeles teams tuned up against each other before they meet in their season openers on Thursday.Tyrone Wallace had 23 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Clippers (2-3).LAKERS: Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle each scored 15 points. … Rookie Kyle Kuzma struggled to a 1-for-8 night, scoring eight points. … Lonzo Ball sat again after hurting his ankle earlier in the preseason.CLIPPERS: Rookie Jawun Evans had 22 points and eight assists. … Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Danilo Gallinari, Austin Rivers and Milos Teodosic all sat. “He’s still rehabbing and when he’s ready, he’ll be ready,” Popovich told reporters in Houston before San Antonio’s preseason finale.Leonard didn’t play at all in camp or preseason, after a year where he averaged 25.5 points — raising his scoring average for the fifth consecutive season — and finished behind only Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the MVP race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Spurs aren’t alone when it comes to injury woes heading into the season.Many are minor, like Cleveland’s LeBron James nursing a sprained ankle and Golden State’s Andre Iguodala dealing with a bad back — issues that might keep them out of their respective opening nights. Kevin Durant (virus) and Draymond Green (back) also missed Golden State’s preseason finale on Friday, though neither situation is thought to be serious. Nor is the Rockets’ Chris Paul sitting out Friday with a sore knee, after missing a game earlier this week with a sore shoulder. View comments Tim Hardaway Jr. had 23 points as the host Knicks finished 0-5.WIZARDS: All-Star John Wall sat out the finale. … Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 21 points. … Former Knicks forward Jason Smith had 17 points.KNICKS: Kristaps Porzingis (sore right hip) and Frank Ntilikina (bruised right knee) were held out again. Ntilikina, the Knicks’ first-round pick, appeared in just one preseason game. He said he expects to fully practice Saturday. … Doug McDermott scored 21 points off the bench. He had 12 in his first five minutes.RAPTORS 125, BULLS 104Toronto outscored Chicago 38-17 in the fourth quarter to turn what was a tie game into a blowout.CJ Miles scored 27 points for visiting Toronto (3-2), which got 17 from Kyle Lowry and 16 from Norman Powell. Justin Holiday scored 17 for Chicago (3-3).RAPTORS: Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and 10 rebounds. … The Raptors were 19 of 48 from 3-point range.BULLS: Lauri Markkanen scored 13 and Bobby Portis added 12. … Chicago had 28 assists on 38 field goals.SPURS 106, ROCKETS 97LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio (3-2).Rudy Gay scored 14 points and Kyle Anderson added 13 for the Spurs. Eric Gordon led the host Rockets (4-1) with 27 points, and James Harden added 15 points and 11 assists — but shot a mere 5 for 17.SPURS: Danny Green had 11 points and seven assists. … The Spurs outscored Houston 60-38 in the paint.ROCKETS: Houston took 53 shots from 3-point range, making 15. … Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson combined for 27 points, but shot 5 for 20 from behind the arc. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Some other injuries from training camp and preseason action are far more significant, like the ones endured by Charlotte’s Nic Batum (elbow ligament tear), Miami’s Rodney McGruder (stress fracture in left leg), Indiana’s Glenn Robinson III (high ankle sprain followed by surgery to repair ligaments Friday), Washington’s Markieff Morris (sports hernia), New Orleans’ Rajon Rondo (sports hernia) and Utah’s Dante Exum (shoulder).They are looking at weeks — or in many cases, months — before they’ll play again.So the preseason is over. Some teams will be feeling the effects of it for a while longer.Here’s a look at Friday’s preseason finales:HORNETS 111, MAVERICKS 96Kemba Walker scored 17 points and Johnny O’Bryant III had all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter for Charlotte.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 76ERS 119, HEAT 95Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick each scored 19 for Philadelphia (2-3), with Redick going 5 for 6 from 3-point range.Bam Adebayo, James Johnson and Dion Waiters had 13 apiece for Miami (3-3).HEAT: Hassan Whiteside picked up three fouls by the midpoint of the first quarter, with Joel Embiid drawingthem all. … Jordan Mickey had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Justise Winslow scored 10.76ERS: Philadelphia “hosted” the game in Kansas City, Missouri. … The 76ers shot 14 for 39 from beyond the arc, while holding Miami to a 4 for 30 performance from long range.WARRIORS 117, KINGS 106Stephen Curry had 18 points in 19 minutes as Golden State made a successful return home after its two-game China trip.David Stockton had 23 points and eight assists for the Kings (1-5).KINGS: Veteran summer acquisitions Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and George Hill all were sidelined. … Rookie Frank Mason started and had 10 points. … Rookies De’Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic missed the game with injuries.WARRIORS: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala didn’t play. … Patrick McCaw scored 17 points and Nick Young made five 3-pointers for 15. … Rookie Jordan Bell started and finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.LAKERS 111, CLIPPERS 104 Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. ages License Agreement. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard still isn’t ready to play.San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the All-Star forward needs more time to get his injured thigh muscle right, meaning he won’t be out there when the Spurs open their regular season on Wednesday against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Harrison Barnes scored 24 for visiting Dallas (4-2).MAVERICKS: Dennis Smith Jr. closed his preseason with 10 points and nine assists. … Dirk Nowitzki had 14 points and J.J. Barea added 13.HORNETS: Dwight Howard grabbed 12 rebounds, helping Charlotte win that battle 50-37. … Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon each scored 14.CAVALIERS 113, MAGIC 106Playing without LeBron James, Cleveland got 18 points from Jose Calderon and 15 from Dwyane Wade to beatOrlando.James missed his fourth preseason game with a bad ankle, and Kevin Love also didn’t play for the visiting Cavaliers (1-4). Aaron Gordon had 21 points for the Magic (3-3).CAVALIERS: Kyle Korver took five 2-point attempts, something he did in only six games all last season. … Wade and Derrick Rose didn’t play in the second half. … JR Smith came off the bench to further acclimate to his new role, now that Wade is the starting shooting guard.MAGIC: Orlando allowed 36 points in the third quarter. … Jonathon Simmons started again in place of the injured Terrence Ross (hamstring). … Simmons had 12 points and Elfrid Payton had 11 on 4-for-4 shooting.WIZARDS 110, KNICKS 103Bradley Beal scored 24 points in his best game of the preseason, helping Washington (4-1) send the Knicks to a winless exhibition slate. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH GRIZZLIES 142, PELICANS 101New Orleans’ Tony Allen — who will have his jersey retired by the Grizzlies when his career ends — got a huge ovation from fans in Memphis in his first trip back as an opponent. He didn’t play, and the Pelicans got routed.Jarrell Martin scored 20 points and Marc Gasol finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Memphis (3-2). Jordan Crawford scored 19 for New Orleans (1-3).PELICANS: Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins both shot 2 for 5, combining for 16 points. … New Orleans trailed by as many as 49.GRIZZLIES: Memphis got to the 100-point mark with 4:17 left in the third quarter. … Mike Conley scored 19.BUCKS 107, PISTONS 103Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out six assists as Milwaukee (1-3) avoided a winless preseason.Avery Bradley and Andre Drummond were brilliant for visiting Detroit (2-3). Bradley scored 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting, and Drummond finished with 18 points, 22 rebounds and seven assists.PISTONS: Tobias Harris scored 13 points and Boban Marjanovic added 10. … Detroit got outscored 48-27 from 3-point range.BUCKS: Khris Middleton and Mirza Teletovic each scored 14. … Milwaukee used 14 players — 13 of them scored (rookie of the year Malcolm Brogdon was the exception) and all 14 got at least one rebound. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks LATEST STORIES NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

National team unity intact: SMC stars show up for Gilas Pilipinas training

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comA major fissure that split the PBA board into two groups did not rip the unity of the national program as the San Miguel group made good on its vow to continue supporting Gilas Pilipinas, sending its key players to the first practice in preparation for the Fiba World Cup.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer and athletic Barangay Ginebra big Japeth Aguilar showed up for training at Meralco gym Friday night with the other members of Gilas Pilipinas, the national squad bankrolled principally by tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Foton turns back Generika but fails to satisfy coach Pangilinan owns three PBA teams and those squads—TNT KaTropa, Meralco and NLEX—are part of a seven-team bloc that is seeking the ouster of commissioner Chito Narvasa.The San Miguel squads—San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra and Star—lead a five-team faction that back Narvasa and there were initial fears that the split would be detrimental to the national program, which is going to play crucial home-and-away matches to try qualify for the Fiba World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the San Miguel group had moved to build a truce within the board and also vowed to continue supporting the national team.Even Star’s Jio Jalalon, who is sidelined with a lateral collateral ligament damage, showed up Friday night. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Among those who did not show up were Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena, who are still both out of town, and naturalized center Andray Blatche who promised to arrive on Nov. 12.Fajardo, Aguilar, Romeo, Ravena, Blatche, and TNT KaTropa guards Jason Castro and RR Pogoy, who were also present Friday night, to lead the 23-man pool for Gilas Pilipinas.The rest of the pool includes: mainstays Calvin Abueva and Gabe Norwood, returnees Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and LA Revilla, cadets Matthew Wright, Jalalon, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, and Russel Escoto.Team Philippines will play Japan in Tokyo on Nov. 24 and the Filipinos, with Blatche on board, should be the favored side.Gilas will then travel a few days after to Chinese Taipei to play the Taiwanese and Quincy Davis. The Filipinos are also slated to clash with world power Australia in the home-and-away series of games.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding This will mark Blatche’s return to active Philippine duty after sitting out the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon a couple of months back for security reasons.That paved the way for Christian Standhardinger to play a third international tournament for Gilas after seeing action in the Jones Cup, where the Filipinos finished fourth, and in the Southeast Asian Games which Team Philippines easily won.Standhardinger was picked first overall in the last Draft but is not included in the pool with Blatche filling in the naturalized player’s slot. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao to Ancajas: Good job

first_imgQuezon City, Bulacan scuttle foes In an interview with Corpus Christi Caller Times Tuesday, Ancajas bared that Pacquiao sent him a message: “Good work, do you best and call to God.”On Wednesday evening, Ancajas and Gonzalez will have a meet-and-greet with the fans at Dr. Rockit’s Bar & Saloon to drum up interest for the 12-round bout to be aired by ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAncajas said he’ll pour out everything so as not to disappoint Pacquiao and the Filipino people. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoDALLAS—Jerwin Ancajas must have really earned the admiration of Manny Pacquiao as a fighter and as a person.Otherwise, the eight-division world champion and Philippine senator would not be too keen on following up the progress of his training for the defense of his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Staredown fails to shake Ancajas’ knees

first_imgMOST READ Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Israel Gonzalez face off after Thursday’s press conference of their IBF junior bantamweight title fight Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS—Israel Gonzalez tried to get inside the mind of Jerwin Ancajas in their faceoff Thursday afternoon, but the scare tactic backfired.The Mexican challenger moved uncomfortably close, about an inch within, and threw a dagger look at the Filipino champion after the press conference of their tussle for the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) here.ADVERTISEMENT Though he was unable to intimidate Ancajas, Gonzalez at least succeeded on getting the attention of the 26-year-old pride of Panabo City.“His eyes were a reflection of his determination to clinch my crown,” said Ancajas. “But it’s not for the taking.”According to Ancajas, he didn’t feel any pressure about the title fight itself, but the comparison being drawn with him to Manny Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion, Philippine senator and his benefactor.For his part, the 21-year-old Gonzalez said he intends to take advantage of the title crack and bring pride and joy to his family and supporters in Los Cabos, Mexico, which has yet to produce a world champion.Gonzalez told Philippine media on Wednesday that he and his trainer Adalberto Sanchez have thoroughly studied videos of Ancajas’ last few fights, saw some flaws, and are going to pounce on them come fight night.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Though surprised by the sudden change in demeanor of Gonzalez, Ancajas did not blink. He gazed back and, after a few tense seconds, the Mexican dropped his stare first and offered a handshake.Ever a gentleman, Ancajas accepted before they headed back to their respective teams at Brewster Street ice house, just a few blocks away from Holiday Inn Downtown Marina where they were both billeted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He got too close and it looked like he wanted to eat me,” said Ancajas in Filipino. “Maybe he’s trying to play mind games, but I didn’t bite. He’s just trying to psyche me out.“I have Filipino pride, we’ll know who’s the better man in the ring,” added Ancajas, who’ll be defending the 115-pound crown for the fourth time Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) at the 10,000-seater American Bank Center. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance01:29Police 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 UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: New coach, same old legacy for FEU Tamaraws View comments Read Next While Ancajas and trainer Joven Jimenez hardly found a video of Gonzalez in action, they said the challenger and his handlers will be in for a surprise.Ancajas mostly used 1-2 combinations in knocking down Jamie Conlan four times and knocking the Irish out in the sixth round in Belfast last November.This time, Ancajas will be unloading more punches—3-4-5 combinations—to bring down Gonzalez’s defenses.In trying to look mean and tough during their stare down, Gonzalez may have only roused the tiger within Ancajas.And when the Mexican wiggled out of the eye contact first, Ancajas already figured him out. AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Eze lifts Perpetual to first win; St. Benilde puts game under protest

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We’re lucky that we won the game,” quipped coach Jimwell Gican. “Our defense collapsed and maybe, that’s due to fatigue. But it is what it is, that’s first game jitters and we’re lucky to get the win.”READ: NCAA Season 93 Preview: Altas move on from Akhuetie’s departureThe Blazers had numerous chances to steal the game, but rookie Unique Naboa missed a three and committed a traveling infraction in the final minute, while Matthew Johnson missed a potential game-tying trey from the right corner in the dwindling seconds of the game.St. Benilde, though, put the game under protest after the Altas wore the wrong uniform and played the game in their maroon jerseys.Kendrix Belgica topped the Blazers with 16 points and five rebounds, while Johnson got 10 in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Clippers sign guard Milos Teodosic Eze finished the game with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks.READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniformFEATURED 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 starsGab Dagangon paced the Altas with 14 markers, 10 boards, and three assists, while GJ Ylagan had 12 points and three rebounds.Jonathan Yuhico contributed 12 markers and two boards, while Flash Sadiwa got 10 points and six rebounds despite missing five freebies in the last three minutes. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The Scores:PERPETUAL 69 – Dagangon 14, Ylagan 12, Yuhico 12, Eze 11, Sadiwa 10, Pido 6, Coronel 4, Lucente 0, Tamayo 0, Clemente 0, Mangalino 0.ST. BENILDE 65 – Belgica 16, Johnson 10, Castor 9, Domingo 9, Young 6, Dixon 5, Sta. Maria 4, Naboa 3, Leutcheu 2, San Juan 1, Bunyi 0.Quarters: 23-13, 39-32, 53-55, 69-65. View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Prince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPrince Eze showed that Perpetual is going to be fine after the departure of Bright Akhuetie as it outlasted St. Benilde, 69-65, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Nigerian big man converted two huge putbacks to score the final five points for the Altas in the last 48.3 seconds, fending off a huge fightback from the Blazers.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more

PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlon

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlon She clocked 2:11:14, while Adorna, the 2015 champion, finished in 2:18:58. Adorna is reportedly nursing a injury but her time was enough to beat out Irene Chong of Malaysia who timed 2:25:44.It was the third gold by the Philippines so far in the biennial meet and one bolstered the dominating performance by its triathletes who ruled both the men’s and women’s categories.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 NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH 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 View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Marion Kim Mangrobang snatched the Philippines’ third gold medal after winning women’s triathlon in a powerful 1-2 finish with former champ Ma. Claire Adorna Monday in the Southeast Asian Games.Trained in Portugal, the 25-year-old Mangrobang won the event after placing second to Adorna during the 2015 SEAG in Singapore in a similar 1-2 fashion.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Astros return to Houston for 1st game since Harvey

first_imgA fan holds a sign during the national anthem before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the New York Mets, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Baseball returned to Houston on Saturday with the Astros giving the flood-ravaged city a few hours of entertainment at the end of a terrible and trying week.The Astros beat the New York Mets 12-8 in a doubleheader opener, the first professional sporting event in the city since Hurricane Harvey.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I hope it provides a smile or two,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “I hope it provides a break from what’s going through these people’s minds. To keep it in perspective we’re a baseball team. We’re going to do our part. We’re going to try to help return to normalcy and a normal weekend in September has a lot of Astros baseball involved.”The team honored first responders in a pre-game ceremony and played a video with dozens of tweets documenting the heroic work of people across the area in the wake of the storm. First responders were also given tickets to the game and two Coast Guard members were stopped from getting to their seats after entering the ballpark as about a dozen fans lined up to shake their hands and thank them for their work.Season-ticket holders Susan Welbes and her daughter Sarah stood in the stands and held signs that read “Houston Strong.” They came out of the storm OK, but walked around the ballpark before the game making sure all the ushers and concession workers they know were OK, too.“I think today is the first day in a week that we’ve felt normal,” Susan said. “It’s just been so surreal watching what has been happening to our city for the last week and we’re just so glad (to be here). This is our happy place … we can watch baseball and we can forget about everything that’s been going on just a little bit.”While the Astros played on Saturday, Houston Rockets star James Harden spent time at the convention center with Turner and announced that he’s donating $1 million to hurricane relief. He caused a stir as he walked through the shelter hugging babies and taking selfie after selfie with evacuees.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ GALLERY: LeBron James Strive for Greatness Tour Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “They were hit very hard,” Harden said. “So for me to spend time, take pictures and make them smile and let them feel me and feel my energy. That means more than anything. So I’m here and just to see these people smiling when they just got hit hard, it means the world.”One of the people Harden met on Saturday was 14-year-old Ja-Miya Riles, who couldn’t stop grinning after getting a selfie with the Rockets star.“I love basketball. Basketball is just everything. So I was really excited about it,” she said.Ja-Miya, her grandmother Rachial Riles and 11-month old sister Kyler Riles arrived at the convention center on Saturday after water in the walls of their apartment created mold which landed both girls in the hospital for respiratory problems. The doctors told Rachial they couldn’t go back to the apartment or they’d get sick again, so she brought the family to the convention center to find help.“We didn’t have anywhere else to go,” Rachial said. “I’m here trying to find a place to stay.”Rachial was tending to Kyler and didn’t see Ja-Miya with Harden, but beamed when she learned her granddaughter got to meet one of her favorite players.“It’s really just a mood booster after what happened and everything that’s going on with Hurricane Harvey,” Ja-Miya said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “After the week that we’ve gone through people … need a sign that tomorrow will be better than today,” Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said. “No better way to do that than for the Astros to play ball. This is a city that regardless of our challenges we play ball.”The crowd of 30,319 included victims of the storm who were staying yards away at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which is the city’s biggest shelter and is housing more than 9,000 people. The Astros provided 5,000 tickets to each game for the mayor’s office to distribute at the convention center.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“A number of these people that are here are in our shelters,” Turner said. “They need something to cheer for. A few years ago people counted the Astros out, now they’re contenders for the World Series. A few days ago people counted the city of Houston out. Well no better symbol than the Astros (and) that’s why we’re playing ball today.”The Astros wore patches on the upper left side of their jerseys with the team logo and the word “STRONG” in block letters as a tribute to those affected by the storm. As George Springer approached home plate after hitting a two-run homer in the second inning, he pounded the patch three times with his right fist and pointed to the fans. View commentslast_img read more

Temper optimism with caution

first_imgIt may be premature to talk about India doing extremely well in the Commonwealth Games and being placed second in the medals tally. The medals we have won till now from a variety of disciplines like shooting, wrestling and weightlifting were on predictable lines. But the addition to the tally through archery (compound event), swimming (a para athlete) and even gymnastics is the real surprise.If one talks of India at the Commonwealth Games, medals have traditionally come through shooting in a big way since 1994, and the women’s hockey gold in 2002 in Manchester was surprising.Otherwise, if you look at the standard of Indian athletics, it is pitiable and expecting a medal would be unreal, though old timers still remember Milkha Singh’s sole gold medal.If India have to stay in second position, it is certain we need to increase our gold tally. The last time in Melbourne 2006, India ended with 22 gold medals.For a nation which has spent close to Rs 70,000 crore on these Games, predictions were we could end up with a tally of 50 gold medals! A few of us who heard that knew this was like speculating on the bourses.The sentiment is upbeat, though what was tipped as a certain gold medal went out of the window on Thursday when Leander Paes and Sania Mirza crashed out of mixed doubles.Having asked for the inclusion of tennis in the CWG, we hope to get gold medals from men’s singles and doubles and possibly one more medal from the women’s side.advertisementHowever, despite the euphoria over our shooting feats, I still think Ronjan Sodhi has lost two gold medals in double trap. The plusses have been from the women pistol shooters. Gagan Narang has two more events to go and even if he lands two more gold medals out of a possible four, it’s going to add to the gold rush.A gold medal from badminton is not ruled out and one can expect more from the freestyle wrestlers as well. That brings us to boxing, where Vijender Kumar is spoken of as a gold prospect.If we finish with 25 gold medals, it would be a dream come true. Yet, that doesn’t guarantee an overall second place in the medals tally.last_img read more

Thumbs down to the Mr and Mrs Vivek Oberois’ wedding attire

first_imgActor Vivek Oberoi gets married to Bangalore-based management graduate Priyanka Alva on November 30.One would have thought Vivek Oberoi’s luck would change with his marriage to business management graduate Priyanka Alva. But the flop actor, sporting a clean shaven look, wasn’t spared the critics’ digs even on his big day.This time around, it wasn’t his former rivals in love or film pundits or producers he disappointed, but the very unforgiving fashion police. Looking every bit the bridegroom at his wedding to Priyanka at her Bangalore residence on Friday night, the couple happily posed for the shutterbugs. While the wedding was a grand affair – with ceremonies both in Kannada and Punjabi style to be followed by a reception in Mumbai – it was the bride’s and groom’s wedding outfit that turned out to be an eyesore.Designed by the czar of bridal wear Tarun Tahiliani, the overly coordinated outfits were quite a disaster. While Vivek wore a deep maroon, heavy brocade jacket with tacky embroidery top to toe, with velvet turban and jootis, his wife did not look any different. Her heavily embellished lehenga with 14 different colours on the panels and her antique jewellery were a bling overload.The lehenga was designed keeping in mind that she was getting married to a Punjabi, Tahiliani said. But it seems when North weds South, the clothes are the biggest casualty. While the wedding was attended by a number of local politicians, the Bollywood fraternity, with the exception of Sushmita Sen and Sangeeta Bijlani, gave it a miss.advertisementReports suggest that fans, after having waited for more than three hours at the venue, were disappointed because almost no star turned up for the wedding. Among those guests who turned up were politician-cumactor Ambareesh and actors Sudeep and Ramya. Interestingly, Vivek had invited Abhishek Bachchan, hubby of his ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai, to his Mumbai reception.Also on the guest list was Sanjay Dutt, who is unhappy with Vivek after he reportedly made uncharitable remarks about his wife Manyata. It remains to be seen if they turn up.last_img read more

1992: Imran Khan leads revolution

first_imgThat the 1992 World Cup was cricket’s version of a revolution is pretty obvious. Be it the introduction of coloured clothing with player names at the back, a large number of floodlit matches, white balls at either end of the pitch or the 15-over field restrictions – limited-overs cricket as we know it now can trace its roots back to this World Cup, hosted for the first time by Australia and New Zealand.Imran Khan’s team in mint green gathered steam after an initially floundering campaign.Eventually, it was Imran Khan’s team in mint green that gathered steam after an initially floundering campaign. Pakistan took home the gleaming Waterford crystal trophy after defeating England by 22 runs in the final in front of over 87,000 at the newly-refurbished Melbourne Cricket Ground.This was the only time the World Cup was played in a completely round-robin format, with South Africa coming back from their apartheid-induced isolation to become the ninth team in the fray with only a few months left for the event. The top four teams would then proceed to the semi-finals.New Zealand took on defending champions Australia in the opening match at Eden Park in Auckland and, thanks to an unbeaten century by captain Martin Crowe, beat their fancied neighbours.Some of Crowe’s captaincy innovations are being followed even today, including opening the bowling with off-spinner Dipak Patel and sending Mark Greatbatch out as a pinchhitting opener with the steady John Wright to make full use of the new fielding restrictions and the short boundaries.advertisementSoon, England and New Zealand emerged as the teams to beat by keeping virtually perfect records till the closing stages. The eventual champions, on the other hand, won just one of their first five games.Then came Pakistan’s match against South Africa, in which Jonty Rhodes – who was already establishing himself as a livewire – took out a young Inzamam-ul-Haq with an airborne run-out, in what became a lasting image of his fielding. Pakistan had three points from five matches with just three more to play.It was at this stage that Imran told his team to play like ‘cornered tigers’. The 39-year-old’s leadership galvanised his young team, which was missing pace spearhead Waqar Younis, and they responded with victories against Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand to scrape through ahead of Australia.The Allan Border-led side ended up fifth, with four wins and four defeats, failing to live up to their pre-tournament billing as favourites. The first semi-final was played in Auckland, with New Zealand piling up 262 for seven courtesy a 91 from player-ofthe-tournament Crowe. But Miandad anchored the chase with an unbeaten 57 and Inzamam hit a hurricane 60 off 37 balls to help the Asians win by four wickets.The other semi-final, however, produced one of the most infamous incidents in limitedovers cricket. England posted 252 for six in 45 overs in Sydney thanks to Graeme Hick’s 83 and South Africa were at 231 for six in 42.5 overs, needing 22 to win off 13 balls. But a sudden shower reduced the number of overs to 43.The rain rule was such that the new target was obtained by subtracting the lowest-scoring overs of the opposition’s innings from the final score and thus, South Africa needed a farcical 21 off one ball when play resumed.The final saw the old guard of Imran and Javed Miandad rescue Pakistan from a double strike by Derek Pringle, putting on 139 to help their team reach 249 for six in 50 overs, aided by quickfire knocks from Inzamam and Wasim Akram.Akram then took out Ian Botham in the opening stages before returning to dismiss Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis off consecutive deliveries. Leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed too chipped in with three wickets. For Imran, it was the realisation of a lifelong dream and he dedicated the victory to a cancer hospital in his mother’s name. INDIAN ANGLEIndia went in with a good blend of youth and experience, and a young man named Sachin Tendulkar made his World Cup debut.However, the Mohammad Azharuddin-led team struggled with its fielding and disappointing performances overall, winning just two matches – against Zimbabwe and Pakistan, with one match against Sri Lanka being abandoned. Tendulkar shone with 283 runs in eight matches, cracking half-centuries against New Zealand, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. But the curtains came down on the World Cup careers of 1983 champions Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.VENUE PROFILESARDAR PATEL STADIUM, MOTERA, AHMEDABAD This 48,000-seater stadium was built in 1982 on the banks of the Sabarmati River on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Located on a 50-acre site, it took only nine months to construct it. The first ODI played here was the fourth between India and Australia in 1984, with Australia winning by 7 wickets. The venue also hosted the inaugural match of the 1996 World Cup between England and New Zealand.advertisementSunil Gavaskar reached 10,000 Test runs against Pakistan in 1986-87 at this stadium, while Kapil Dev broke Richard Hadlee’s world record of 431 Test wickets here against Sri Lanka in 1994.- Courtesy ICCGROUND ZERO FIRST MATCH PLAYED: October 5, 1984 – Australia beat India by 7 wicketsMOST RECENT MATCH : February 27, 2010 – South Africa beat India by 90 runsMATCHES PLAYED: 18 MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAM: IndiaMOST PROLIFIC BATSMAN: Rahul Dravid (342 runs)HIGHEST SCORE: 144 by Sourav Ganguly MOST SUCCESSFUL BOWLER: Kapil Dev (10 wickets)BEST BOWLING: 4/20 by Farveez Maharooflast_img read more