Kolkata gets all-woman police squad

first_imgOn Wednesday afternoon, Kolkata Police unleashed a new weapon against eve-teasers, stalkers and roadside Romeos: an all-woman motorbike squad.Dressed in the whites of the Kolkata Police, the 24-strong squad of constables was congratulated by Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar at a brief ceremony at the Lalbazar police headquarters before they set out to patrol the streets in their brand new scooties. Safer public places“Introducing “The Winners” — a special all-women patrolling team to combat and prevent crimes like molestation, eve-teasing etc. to make public places safer for women,” the Kolkata Police tweeted. According to a senior police officer, the constables were inducted into the force on the basis of their record. They were given four months special training before taking up the new assignment. Equipped with camerasThe squad, which is also equipped with cameras, is aimed at instilling confidence and curbing crime against women in the city. Each scooty will have two women constables. While the squad will cover the entire jurisdiction of the Kolkata Police, they will keep a special eye on schools, colleges and parks. The mobility of the scooty-riding cops is expected to provide the Kolkata Police an edge, as they can reach even remote corners of the city in no time.last_img read more

Pakistan’s bid to carry out experimental atomic explosion in Tibet runs into a snag

first_imgSearching for a SiteThe Pakistan Government’s bid to carry out an experimental atomic explosion on the Chinese ranges in Tibet has run into a snag. According to sources, negotiations with the Chinese leadership are said to have floundered.Now the Pakistanis are said to be desperately trying to choose between the,Searching for a SiteThe Pakistan Government’s bid to carry out an experimental atomic explosion on the Chinese ranges in Tibet has run into a snag. According to sources, negotiations with the Chinese leadership are said to have floundered.Now the Pakistanis are said to be desperately trying to choose between the limited number of sites in their own country. Their search has acquired urgency especially since intelligence sources have confirmed that Pakistan will have capability of a delivery system in the form of F-16s by 1983.Toning it DownNo international sporting event is free of political hurdles and the Asian Games scheduled to take place in New Delhi this November is no exception. However, the first of its hurdles regarding which countries to invite to the Games seems to have been overcome with only token resistance.Last fortnight, the Asian Games Committee extended invitations to all the countries that come under the geographical embrace of Asia with two exceptions – Israel and Kampuchea. Israel was expected but Kampuchea is a prickly question since India officially recognises the Heng Samrin regime while other members of the Asian Federation do not.Kampuchea’s inclusion in the Games would have meant possible pull-outs, especially by countries in South-east Asia. To avoid further eruptions of the Israel question, India has spearheaded a move that Israel should in future be included in the European sector as far as future international sporting events are concerned.Misreading the MessagePolice with the PLA bombsThe accidental discovery of three time bombs placed in Palika Bazaar, the huge underground market in the heart of the capital, last week had a bizarre prelude. A week earlier, the Intelligence Bureau had tipped off the Centre about possible terrorist activity by the PLA (People’s Liberation Army), the extremist Manipur organisation. However, by the time the alert was passed on to the Special Branch of the Delhi Police it was wrongly misread as PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) and connected to the visit of PLO leader Yasser Arafat. Once Arafat had left, the Special Branch cancelled the alert. Days later, the bombs were discovered and claimed by the PLA only then did they realise the extent of their goof. However, the threat is still not defused. According to intelligence sources, the PLA has recently stepped up terrorist activity in Manipur and plan to extend their acts of terrorism to other parts of India.advertisementPolitical HurdlesYasser Arafat and Mrs Gandhi in New Delhi: No US-baitingMrs Gandhi is restraining criticism of the United States in preparation for her forthcoming visit to Washington. Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat who had bitterly attacked the US Administration from Indian soil for playing a “subversive role” in West Asia failed to get any kind of criticism or condemnation in the joint communique issued at the end of his visit.There was no reference to the US at all in the communique and South Block saw to it that even the Indian Ocean was not mentioned since Arafat would then insist on a demand for elimination of the Diego Garcia base. Mrs Gandhi has been lately avoiding any unkind references to the US in her speeches.No Barters for BeijingThe Chinese team which came to Delhi for border talks is said to have rejected outright the historical records produced by India claiming certain portions now under Chinese occupation. The Chinese also put across their view that the Aksai Chin area belonged to them, and could not be bartered.The Chinese team suggested that delicate negotiations on the border should be tackled only at the political level and that there could be no cartographic solution to the dispute. They also renewed their invitation to External Affairs Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao to visit Beijing. The Chinese also let drop hints that once the basics were sorted out at the political level the two sides could move to a higher political plane, meaning of course a summit between Mrs Indira Gandhi and Deng Xiaoping.last_img read more

Club Leon vs Pumas: Match preview & live stream

first_imgLeón v Pumas Club Leon vs Pumas: Live stream, starting lineup, kickoff time & match preview Seth Vertelney 03:24 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pumas Ronaldo Schemidt León v Pumas Liga MX León Pumas The Mexico City club looks to get back to its early-season heights when it travels to face Gustavo Diaz’s struggling side Two clubs looking to turn around rough patches of recent form meet when Pumas visit Club Leon on Saturday.Pumas got off to a great start in the league but lately have faltered, getting just one point in their last three league games. The Mexico City club’s hot start means it is still well positioned in the league, sitting in fifth place after winning four of its first six league matches.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Meanwhile, Leon’s struggles continue, as Gustavo Diaz’s men have won just one of their last seven league fixtures.  Game Club Leon vs Pumas Date Saturday, March 3 Time 8:06 p.m. ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) LIVE STREAM William Yarbrough, Club LeonWatch Club Leon vs. Pumas live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Leon players Goalkeepers Rodriguez, Yarbrough Defenders Burdisso, Piris, Navarro, Torres, Herrera, Cornejo, Rodriguez, Mosquera, Gonzalez  Midfielders Burbano, Hernandez, Montes, Andrade, Mejia, Cecchini, Lainez, Cerato, Rodriguez Forwards Ramos, Boselli, Gonzalez, Barnes, Donovan Center back Juan Ignacio Gonzalez suffered a knee sprain in last weekend’s loss to Pachuca, and will be out two weeks. Meanwhile, defender Guillermo Burdisso has overcome an injury and will be available for selection.Potential starting XI: Yarbrough; Piris, Mosquera, Herrera, Rodriguez; Cornejo, Navarro; Hernandez, Montes, Rodriguez; Boselli Position Pumas players Goalkeepers Saldivar, Magana, Castillo Defenders Van Rankin, Arribas, Quintana, Mendoza, Fuentes, Garcia, Jaquez, Gonzalez Midfielders Escamilla, Cabrera, Gonzalez, Jurado, Zamudio, Gallardo, Diaz, Calderon, Formica Forwards Barrera, Guerron, Alustiza, Figueroa, Asprilla, Acosta, Castillo, Torres Center back Alejandro Arribas is suspended after being shown a red card in Pumas’ draw with Chivas last weekend.Potential starting XI: Saldivar; Mozo, Jaquez, Quintana, Fuentes; Barrera, Diaz, Gonzalez, Gallardo; Alustiza; CastilloMATCH PREVIEW Nicolas Castillo PumasAfter finishing dead last in the 2017 Apertura, Pumas surprisingly saw themselves atop the Liga MX Clausura in the season’s early going. Gradually, though, David Patino’s men have fallen back to earth with three straight winless matches resulting in them dropping to fifth place. Pumas will need to turn things around to avoid falling out of the playoff spots altogether, with Necaxa, Club Tijuana and Morelia all just outside the Liguilla spots but only two points behind Pumas. The Mexico City side will also be on less rest, after playing a Copa MX match on Wednesday while Club Leon had a full week to recover from last weekend’s league game. Saturday’s match does present an opportunity for Pumas, however, as they will have the chance to face the league’s worst defense. Club Leon have shipped 20 goals in nine matches in the Clausura and will also be without starting center back Juan Ignacio Gonzalez, who is injured. Landon Donovan, who has made just two brief appearances off the bench since coming out of retirement for Club Leon, could be introduced as a starter to provide his side with a spark. The former U.S. international is more likely be among the substitutes, however, as Gustavo Diaz’s side looks to inch closer to the Liguilla spots with a much-needed home win.last_img read more