Deepak Mandal, son of ruling Janata Dal (United) MLA Bima Bharti, was found dead on a railway track in Patna on Friday. Bima Bharti represents the Rupauli Assembly constituency in Purnia district of north Bihar.Deepak Mandal’s body was found near the Rajendra Nagar railway terminal. He was studying in Patna and had stayed at a friend’s house near the railway terminal on Thursday night, the police said. His father, Awadhesh Mandal, is a gangster from the Seemanchal area, with over a dozen cases pending against him. Speaking to reporters, he accused his rivals of killing his son.
Shooting fetched yet another medal for India as Vijay Kumar won the bronze in the 10m air pistol individual event of the Asian Games, even as Gurpreet Kumar and Omkar Singh failed to qualify for the finals here today.Vijay just about made the cut for the finals by finishing eighth in the qualification round but shot the highest score of 101.4 in the medal round for a total of 680.4 to take India’s medal tally to three.He shot a series of 97, 98, 98, 96, 97, 93 after managing 579 in the qualifying.Lee Daem-Yung of South Korea won the gold with a total of 685.8 while Chinese veteran Tang Zongliang totalled 684.5 for silver.Earlier in the qualification round, Gurpreet Singh totalled 573 to finish 20th while Omkar scored 568 to settle for the 28th position.Yesterday, Gagang Narang combined with Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to win silver in the 10m air rifle team event before also clinching the individual silver.- With inputs from PTI
Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alvarez will face top lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia while Johnson, widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in history, will take on hometown bet Yuya Wakamatsu in the card.In the other blockbuster title bouts, Xiong Jing Nan faces challenger Angela Lee, who is looking for to become ONE’s first two-division champion, in the ONE women’s strawweight bout while Myanmar hero Aung La N Sang defends his middleweight strap against Ken Hasegawa out of JapanThe ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix will also kick off at ONE: A New Era with initial bouts yet to be announced.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE Championship is pulling out all the stops for its debut card in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotshots rule PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ The premier mixed martial arts organization have put together a slambang ONE: A New Era fight night on March 31 that will see three world title defenses and the first appearance of ONE Championship’s two prized recruits.Team Lakay bet Eduard Folayang is set to defend his ONE lightweight world title against the same person he stopped to get the crown in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefFolayang will face Japanese icon Shinya Aoki in a long-awaited rematch for the belt four months after the Bagui0-native recaptured the lightweight throne with a unanimous decision win over Amir Khan.Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion’s biggest signings last year, are also scheduled to make their much-awaited debut in the ONE Championship cage. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ View comments
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was under pressure to perform well in Sweden’s opening Euro 2016 game against Ireland at the Stade de France on Monday but that the greatest pressure came from himself.Flanked by Sweden coach Erik Hamren, the 34-year-old captain fielded the lion’s share of the questions at Sunday’s media conference and said he was looking forward to getting involved in the tournament.”I have the greatest share of the pressure, and it comes from myself,” he told reporters. “The others can sit back, they can go on to the field and do their best. I am going to take the pressure off them.”Drawn with Belgium and Italy in Group E, the Swedes will be looking for a win in their opening game against the Irish which would give them a good chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.”We are not here to see others play football; we are going to do all we can to qualify,” he told reporters.Hamren said that his side had no injury worries ahead of the clash and that the full squad had taken part in all the training sessions since arriving in France last Wednesday.Set to leave Paris on a free transfer this summer after four trophy-laden years at Paris Saint Germain, Ibrahimovic arrived in the French capital on Sunday hoping to help the Swedes do better than they did at Euro 2012, when they went home after the group stage.”We want a good start and a good result tomorrow,” Ibrahimovic said. “My goal is to enjoy it and do as well as I can.advertisement”I feel strong, I have a good season behind me and hopefully I can take that with me (into the tournament).”
WINDSOR, Ont. – Former New Democrat MP and civil rights activist Howard McCurdy has died at the age of 85.Leslie McCurdy says her father died peacefully on Tuesday after suffering from cancer.McCurdy — who was Canada’s second black MP after the late Lincoln Alexander — was elected as a New Democrat MP from Windsor, Ont., in 1984 and 1988 but was defeated in the 1993 federal election.Prior to his career in federal politics, McCurdy served as an alderman in Windsor, and in 1962, founded the Guardian Club, a civil rights organization dedicated to fighting racial discrimination in the city.In 1969, he was a founder and the first president of the National Black Coalition of Canada.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh posted a message on Twitter saying he was saddened to hear about the passing of McCurdy.“He was a trailblazer — a powerful civil rights activist, our party’s first Black MP, and a role model from my hometown of Windsor,” said Singh.Leslie McCurdy told Windsor radio station CKLW that she compared her dad to an American civil rights icon.“He was the first black tenured professor in Canada, the first black head of the department head in Canada, and all these things that he accomplished, I remember looking like him like Canada’s Martin Luther King,” she said.McCurdy, who was born in London, Ont., was a member of the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario.