Cognizant in Dispute with India’s Income Tax Dept Over Rs 2,500 Crore Tax

first_imgNew Jersey-based technology company Cognizant’s Indian arm has run into trouble with the income tax department in India over Dividend Distribution Tax on shares it bought back from its foreign owners — Cognizant Mauritius and the U.S.-based parent Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) — in 2016.The income tax department froze some accounts of Cognizant to recover Rs 2,500 crore last week. In May 2016, Cognizant purchased its own shares from the two subsidiaries under the scheme of arrangement and compromise between them and the company.Cognizant Technology Solutions India P Ltd (CTS) took the matter to the Madras High Court on March 28, which told the income tax department to not take any further action and file an affidavit defending its move by April 2.“As per the Income Tax Act, DDT needs to be paid on any distribution, reduction of capital, to the extent of accumulated profits defined as dividends. The only exception to this is the buy-back under section 77A of the Companies Act and CTS was not covered. Therefore, CTS was required to pay DDT to the extent of Rs 2,500 crore in the financial year 2016-17 itself, but has not paid so far,” said a senior tax official, according to the Times of India.“The shareholders are a Mauritius entity and an American company, holding 54 per cent and 46 per cent of shares, respectively. Cognizant did not deduct tax on the remittances to the Mauritius company, but deducted 10 per cent as tax on the remittances to the U.S. company,” said the official.The I-T department will be prosecuting Cognizant for failure to pay the 20 per cent DDT on buyback of its shares, the Economic Times reported, citing a senior official at the department as saying that the prosecution will not go against the high court order since the order is specific to the attachment order, which pertains to the freezing of the accounts.Cognizant’s chief financial officer Karen McLoughlin said that payroll, promotions and wage revisions will not be affected by the dispute.“I want to reassure you that these developments will have NO bearing on our ability to continue to support, reward or recognize our associates across the world. Cognizant’s balance sheet is robust with over $5 billion in cash and short-term investments, and our business continues to remain healthy. As such, your payroll and the promotion cycles and wage revisions announced by Jim Lennox last week will NOT be in any way impacted because of these developments. Please continue to focus on the good work you are doing for our clients, enabling them to drive digital transformation at scale,” she said in an email to employees.The I-T department’s move to freeze its accounts, Cognizant said, is “contrary to law and without merit,” the Press Trust of India reported. Related ItemsCognizantTaxationlast_img read more

Indian Economy to Grow at 7.3% in 2018-19, Says Asian Development Bank

first_imgIndia will bounce back from two years of declining growth, and the economy is set to rise to 7.3 per cent in financial year 2018-19, and to 7.6 per cent in 2019-20, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on April 11.“India would remain the fastest growing country across Asia,” ADB India country director Kenichi Yokoyama said, the Economic Times reported. He pointed out the growing non-performing assets and prices of crude prices rising to over $70 a barrel as risks.Among other countries in Asia, China’s economy is expected to grow at 6.6 percent this year, down from 6.9 per cent in 2017, and is projected to slow down further to 6.4 per cent in 2019, ADB projected. Malaysia is expected to grow at 5.3 per cent in 2018 and 5 per cent in 2019, while Singapore’s economy will grow at 3.1 per cent in 2018 and 2.9 per cent in 2019.According to the ADB, the dip in economic growth of India to 6.6 per cent in 2017-18 was partly driven by the lingering effects of demonetization. It impacted the informal sector in the first half of the year. The report,  Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018, pointed out that teething issues related to implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which hampered operations of small and medium-sized enterprises and exporters, also contributed to growth moderation.“Despite the short-term costs, the benefits of reform — such as the recently implemented GST — will propel India’s future growth,” Yasuyuki Sawada, ADB’s chief economist, said in a statement. Sawada added that robust foreign direct investment flows attracted by liberalized regulations, and the government’s steps to improve the ease of doing business will further boost growth.The report added that going forward, the ADO expects growth to pick up, supported by various measures aimed to bolster farmers’ purchasing power, including higher procurement prices, agriculture market reforms, and investments in irrigation and logistics.It also highlighted that investment revival is expected to continue, but the revival will take place at a modest rate since firms and banks strive to improve their balance sheets, and capacity utilization levels pick up.The report specified that India’s growth in the 2017-18 was driven mainly by services, which grew by 8.3 per cent. This was because of the improved growth in finance and real estate, and in trade, transportation, and communication services. “Industrial activity slowed down largely due to manufacturing growth’s weakening to 5.1 per cent in 2017, compared to 7.9 per cent a year earlier,” added the report.Agricultural performance was also modest since food grain production marginally exceeded the good harvest a year earlier. Although consumption growth dropped to its lowest level in five years in 2017, investment picked up during the year.India became the world’s fastest growing economy in the October-December quarter, an analysis of the government data released on Feb. 28 showed. A pick-up in manufacturing and service sectors pushed the growth of gross domestic product to 7.2 per cent in the quarter from a year earlier when the economy lagged behind China.The World Bank said in January this year that as compared to other emerging economies, India has “enormous growth potential.” Related ItemsAsian Development BankEconomylast_img read more

Jumana Nagarwala Released on $4.5M Bond in U.S. Genital Mutilation Case

first_imgDetroit-based Indian American doctor Jumana Nagarwala, whose arrest for for performing genital mutilation (FGM) on Muslim girls sent shock waves among the community in the United States, was released from jail on $4.50 million bond as she awaits trial.Federal judge Bernard Friedman granted her release on Sept. 19, after her supporters pledged to pay the bond if she flees the country. According to the judge, the pledge is a “very comprehensive package” in allowing the accused to be released.The decision was made even after the federal prosecutors called Nagarwala a danger to community whose access to $2.40 million in assets could help her escape from justice. The prosecutors reminded the judge that Nagarwala’s arrest happened when she was boarding a flight to Kenya to visit two of her four children who study abroad, Detroit News reported.According to the criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for Eastern District Michigan, Nagarwala was accused of violating the law that prohibits female genital mutilation and for transporting girls for criminal sexual activity. The complaint defines sexual activity in this case as “the touching of genitalia with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass or degrade.” The story first came to light when she did the procedure on two 7-year-old Minneota girls who were taken to her by their mothers for a “special girls’ trip” in February.FGM involves cutting or removing female genitalia — usually the clitoris and vulva — and then the resulting skin is stitched together with gaps left for urination and menstrual blood. It is often done without anesthesia by medically untrained women. Despite bans and protests, FGM is widely practised in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The procedure is banned in the United States.When Nagarwala was interrogated by federal agents on April 10, she denied having performed the procedure, because of which a charge of lying to federal agents was added to the complaint. “According to the complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco was quoted as saying by India West. “The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”The mothers who took their daughters to Nagarwala are charged with conspiracy and genital mutilation. Nagarwala defends herself by saying she performed a religious custom on girls from the Dawoodi Bohra sect, to which she belongs.Indian-origin doctor Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar are also named as defendants in the case. Attar allegedly let Nagarwala use his Livonia, Michigan, clinic for the procedures, while Farida Attar is said to have held the girls down. Related ItemsDawoodi bohra USFakhruddin AttarFemale genital mutilationFGM in USJumana NagarwalaLittle IndiaNRI FGMlast_img read more

Clean chit to BJD MP in scribe assault case

first_imgThe police have given a clean chit to Biju Janata Dal MP from Kendrapara Anubhav Mohanty and his younger brother Anuprasa Mohanty, who were booked last month for the alleged assault and harassment of a local woman journalist.City DCP Akhileswar Singh said the investigation so far reveals that there is no evidence for the assault of the woman scribe by the MP or the passing of lewd comments by his brother.“There was a heated exchange between the two parties on the day of the incident, but no such evidence [of harassment or assault] has been found from the CCTV footage and mobile phone recordings to substantiate the other allegations made by the complainant against the MP and his family,” the DCP said.The journalist had alleged that the MP’s younger brother repeatedly passed obscene comments on her and on June 13, when she had visited the MP’s house at Choudhury Bazar under Purighat police station to complain about it, the MP and his wife assaulted her.A day after, the police booked the MP and his family under Sections 294, 354-A, 323 and 34 of the IPC. A counter FIR was also filed against the journalist by the MP’s brother. The police have recorded statements of six witnesses in connection with both the cases so far.last_img read more

Law student gang-raped in Ranchi, 12 arrested

first_imgA 25-year-old law student has been allegedly gang-raped by a group of armed men, following which all the 12 accused have been arrested, police said on Friday. According to an FIR lodged by the victim with Kanke police station, the incident happened at around 5.30 pm on November 26 when she was with a male friend at Sangrampur area in the city outskirts, a police statement issued here said. Some men overpowered the woman’s friend and abducted her to a nearby brick kiln, where they took turns to rape her, the complainant said. The accused have been arrested in subsequent raids led by Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rishabh Kumar Jha. They were booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code, SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Arms Act, the statement said. A car, a motorcycle, a pistol, eight mobile phones and the cellphone snatched from the victim have been seized from the possession of the accused, it added.last_img read more

NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEU

first_imgRon Dennison finally stopped the bleeding for FEU with a 3-pointer to make it a two-point game but the Tamaraws blew several cracks at the basket and had a crucial turnover off the inbound to help the Bulldogs’ case.Arvin Tolentino misfired on a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.The Tams squandered a golden opportunity to close in on a semifinals spot. A win would’ve gotten them at least a playoff for the fourth spot.Tolentino and Dennison scored 21 points apiece for FEU, which fell to 6-7.ADVERTISEMENT “This is what I was expecting from our players. Our maturity. Like what we said, we can fast track talent, but the maturity, the experience that you cannot fasttrack so I’m just happy right now because I saw the maturity today,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin after his team improved to 5-8.“I hope it’s not too late. I’m just very proud of all the players,” Jarin said. FEU made a run at the start and in the middle of the third, but we never bowed down and that was the maturity that we’ve always wanted.”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 Bulldogs stared at a 79-64 deficit before Alejandro and Gaye willed the team back. A 3-pointer by Alejandro gave NU the lead for good, 82-81, with 4:51 remaining.The graduating guard, who also had six rebounds and nine assists, then, capped a 20-2 run by the Bulldogs with a layup. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University stayed in Final Four contention after rallying past Far Eastern University, 87-84, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the Bulldogs’ season on the line, J-Jay Alejandro took over in the fourth quarter, where he fired 11 of his 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship PLAY LIST 01:16Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Ceres stuns Brisbane, sustains historic Champions League run

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith another brave and clinical performance on enemy ground, Philippines Football League champion Ceres Negros pulled off one of the biggest upsets in AFC Champions League history, while boosting the country’s footballing reputation anew. By stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, last Tuesday night in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying round at Queensland Sport And Athletic Stadium, the Busmen became the first Philippine club to surpass the second round of the continent’s top-tier club competition and set up a duel with Chinese powerhouse Tianjin Quanjian. ADVERTISEMENT And for awhile, Brisbane was in control with former Italian international Massimo Maccarone putting the hosts in front with a close range finish in the 35th minute. But for a team that bucked odds in the AFC Cup last season, Ceres came up with a trademark response that put the hosts on its heels.The Busmen got a deserved equalizer through Maranon just two minutes before halftime. Maranon then combined with Mike Ott in the 65th minute, before curling home from just inside the box. Nazari tapped home from a scramble with 15 minutes remaining as Ceres weathered a late surge by Brisbane that included a goal from Franjic in the 87th minute.Ceres’ victory augurs well to what has been a difficult time for club football in the country following the pullout of two clubs from the PFL – Meralco Manila and Ilocos United – in the past two weeks of the month. ADVERTISEMENT Bucks hope firing Kidd sparks club with expectations rising Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Struggling to gain foothold with sponsors and fans, club football in the country found a worthy representative in the Busmen, whose meteoric rise has put the spotlight on Philippine football again. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Another upset over Tianjin, a club that boasts of Brazilian star Alexander Pato and Belgian national team standout Axel Witsel, will send the Bacolod-based club in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in history.Given little chance against the formidable Roar, the Busmen got two goals from Spanish attacker Bienvenido Maranon, before Filipino-Iranian midfielder Omid Nazari scored what turned out to be the decisive goal late in the second half. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrisbane finished third in the tough A-League, which is considered one of the best league’s in the AFC, and boasted of three players with World Cup experience in Greek defender Avram Papadopulous and Australians Ivan Franjic and Brett Holman. Roar also bundled out former league champion Global Cebu, 6-0, in the same stage last season. last_img read more

Cheng foregoes graduation ceremony for La Salle victory

first_imgOn one path is the ceremonial graduation ceremonies, and on the other a preliminary game in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Cheng, who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, chose the latter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Well, priorities,” said Cheng in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “This is my priority right now, which is volleyball, and it’s the UAAP. If it was any other league I would’ve skipped the game and marched.”Cheng, though, is not missing much because she still has another chance to do the graduation march—when she finishes her Marketing course for her Master’s Degree. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Desiree Cheng has hit a fork in the road in her life as a student-athlete.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “I’m taking my Master’s right now so it’s okay for me to miss the march, I’ll just look forward to the ceremony for this one. I’ll just march in the graduation rites for my Master’s.”Though Cheng missed the chance to don a toga, the 21-year-old got to experience a hard-fought win over University of the Philippines.The defending champions trudged in three sets against the Lady Maroons for the 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 victory.La Salle trailed 24-23 in the payoff moments of the third set when sophomore setter Michelle Cobb worked her magic and scored three straight service aces to push the Lady Spikers to their second straight win.“I’m fine because we won and it’s a double celebration for me because we won and it was my graduation,” said Cheng who had 10 points against the Lady Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH A new star riseslast_img read more

Football dreams are made of this

first_imgTwo Filipinos are about to take their young football careers to Germany where they will join the training camp of famed sports club FC Bayern Munich.Jan Meir Mitra of De La Salle Zobel, Konrad Keim Sollorin of Iloilo, Aeron Christian Tenollar of Baguio and Michael Antillo at Archie Dela Cruz of Don Bosco will fly to Bali, Indonesia, next week for the three-day Allianz Junior Football Camp to be conducted by Bayern youth coach Maximillian Knauer and retired Brazilian striker Giovane Elber.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lady Warriors, Jet spikers dispute semis slot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ They will vie for two of the five slots to the Germany camp set late August against players from China, India, among others.The Philippine representatives aged 14 to 16 years were chosen during the recent National Youth Futsal Cup organized by Allianz PNB Life, Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and Henry V. Moran Foundation.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 stars“When you are in the field, you have to make sure that you work as a team and you develop self-discipline,” said Allianz PNB Life branding communications and digital director Rei Abrazaldo during the media presentation Tuesday at Ayala Museum Cafe in Makati.Jess Landangan was assigned by the PFF to handle the Filipinos’ Bali camp. —ROMINA S. AUSTRIA El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

McIlroy confirms he’ll return for FedEx Cup opener

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swim star Schooling ‘really sorry’ for Malaysia jibe This season’s series opens with the Northern Trust in New York next week, followed by the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston a week later.After a week off, they series resumes with the BMW Championship before the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings advance to the Tour Championship.McIlroy seemed confident he would be playing through the BMW Championship when he posted a note to fans on Twitter on Friday — urging them to enter a contest to win a chance to play 18 holes with him at the tournament in Illinois.ADVERTISEMENT He said the effects of a broken rib suffered early in the season continued to hinder his practice and had led to back spasms.But the 28-year-old decided to take a stab at defending his FedEx Cup crown after meeting with fitness adviser Steve McGregor in Belfast, the Daily Telegraph reported.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 openingMcIlroy won the second playoff event and the Tour Championship to clinch the FedEx Cup last year.Just like last year, he has not won a title prior to the playoff series. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR CHARLOTTE, NC – AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a putt on the fourth green during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFPWorld number four Rory McIlroy is in the field for next week’s Northern Trust Open, first event of the US PGA’s FedEx Cup playoffs won by the Northern Ireland star last year.McIlroy had indicated after a disappointing 22nd-place finish in the PGA Championship that he might sit out the rest of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Cignal guns for crown vs CEU five

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Continent’s best gear up for Asian Karting Open Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Cignal took Game 1, 78-56, in Game 1 last Tuesday. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Cignal HD may have enough tools to complete a championship sweep but coach Boyet Fernandez reminded how Centro Escolar University could spoil any favorite. ADVERTISEMENT So Fernandez wants his wards to play consistently when his Hawkeyes go for the crown in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday.“This is a team capable of coming back and if you give them that chance, then we have a problem,” Fernandez said of the Scorpions, who stunned No. 1 Flying V in the semifinals.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 openingThe Scorpions, who rose from a 0-1 deficit in the semifinals, hope to replicate that feat and force a decider in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.“We’re not quitting,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “I always push my players to give their best and come out competing. That’s important because it’s not often that we reach the championship.” MOST READlast_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians- RR win by 7 wkts

first_imgAn all round performance by Rajasthan’s South African recruit helped them beat Mumbai by seven wickets during an IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. Score | PhotosBotha finished with impressive figures of 2-0-6-3 and then put 44 runs on board to help Rajasthan beat Mumbai convincingly in the 34th IPL match of the season.Like Mumbai, Rajasthan too lost their opener early in the innings with Rahul Dravid falling to Munaf Patel ball in the fifth over of the innings when the Rajasthan total was 17/1.Post that wicket Rajasthan opener Shane Watson and one down batsman Johan Botha, who took three Mumbai wickets, got on with a partnership. The two were in no hurry as 95-run target was well within the reach for Rajasthan.But after the two had put 39 runs for the third wicket a Lasith Malinga ball got the better of Shane Watson 26 with wicketkeeper Davy Jacob performing the final honours. Rajasthan were 56/2 post his wicket.Eventually, Johan Botha fell after scoring a fine 44 off 39 balls decorating his innings with two fours and one over the fence shot. A Munaf Patel ball crashed against the top of his stump in the 18th over when Rajasthan were batting on 90.Then Ross Taylor and Ashok Menaria scored the winning runs for their team with 11 balls to spare. Rajasthan won by 7 wickets.Mumbai inningsRajasthan bowlers struck thick and fast as Mumbai could only manage to score 94/8 in their 20 overs against Rajasthan during their IPL match.advertisementRajasthan captain Shane Warne won the toss and elected to field. And Warne was a happy man as his paceman Amit Singh scalped Mumbai opener Davy Jacobs on the first ball of the fourth over when the Mumbai total was 22.There was more room for celebrations early in the innings as Mumbai captain and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar fell to Ashok Menaria in the 5th over with keeper Dishant Yagnik finishing off with some fine stumping when the team total was 28.Clearly the Mumbai batsmen were having a tough time at the Sawai Mansingh wickets as in the 9th over another wicket fell. And this time Menaria got the better of Mumbai’s in-form batsman Ambati Rayudu with a caught and bowled decision when the visitors were batting on 46.The last ball of the 10th saw Rohit Sharma depart with Rajasthan skipper Shane Warne scalping him on 13. Mumbai fell to 50/4.Just when Aussie Andrew Symonds and West Indian Kieron Pollard looked set and were beginning to score runs, Rajasthan’s South African offie Johan Botha struck to berak their 18-run stand. He trapped Pollard leg-before and Mumbai were down to 68/5.Symonds too could not stay for long and Botha came around to scalp him on 17 and a ball later got the better of R Sathish and Mumbai were looking down the barrel with 82/7.The first ball of the 19th over saw Mumbai tail-ender Lasith Malinga walk back, bowled by Amit Singh on 1 and Mumbai were reduced to 83/8.Finally, Mumbai could only manage to score 94/8 in their 20 overs. The score could have been lesser had Harbhajan Singh not hit a six off the last ball of the innings in Shane Watson’s over. That was the only other six in the Mumbai innings apart from Davy Jacobs six in the third over, which too came off Watson.last_img read more

Laxman returns to top 10 in ICC rankings

first_imgVeteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman on Sunday rose seven places to a career-best sixth in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen after playing two crucial half centuries in the drawn match against the West Indies in Bridgetown.The 36-year-old from Hyderabad, who hit 85 and 87 in a low-scoring match, has moved above compatriot Virender Sehwag and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who both lose ground in the latest rankings.The top five remain unchanged with Jacques Kallis of South Africa still leading the way ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in second postion.Sehwag and Tendulkar, who are not playing in the West Indies, have fallen back because a player loses one per cent of his ratings points for every Test he misses.The news is also good for 10-wicket hero Ishant Sharma who has broken into the top-10 of the Rankings for Test bowlers following his stellar performance here.With match figures of 41.2-11-108-10, Ishant gained four places to seventh, overtaking team-mate Harbhajan Singh in the process and making him the second highest-ranked India bowler at the moment.It was a productive match for West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards as he returned to the top-20 following an eight-wicket haul in the Test, the ICC said in a statement.South Africa leads the way in the bowling chart, too, with speedster Dale Steyn top of the list, followed by England off-spinner Graeme Swann.There was no change in the top five of the Rankings for Test all-rounders with Kallis leading the way, followed by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

ONE: Eduard Folayang plans to keep PH in limelight after Catriona Gray’s victory

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipEduard Folayang has a little motivation when he stakes his crown against a very familiar foe in a packed and stellar card that ONE Championship will stage in Japan this March.“Of course, it’s another chance to represent the country. Who shies away from that? Also, I don’t want to spoil what Catriona Gray has begun,” Folayang told the Inquirer over the phone in jest in Ilocano. ADVERTISEMENT The Japan showpiece set March 31 will feature Xiong Jin Nan and Aung La N Sang defending their respective titles, with MMA superstars Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez making their ONE debuts.The card, titled “A New Era,” marks the first time ONE mounts a showcase in Japan. It will also kick off the flyweight Grand Prix.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 33-year-old Team Lakay skipper is slated to defend his lightweight world championship against the very fighter he dethroned in 2016, grappling virtuoso Shinya Aoki.“He deserves the shot. I think the rematch makes for a great show,” Folayang added. View comments Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Folayang was referring to Gray’s victory recently in the Miss Universe pageant.But an even bigger inspiration lies closer to home as Folayang bared he is expecting another baby. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES 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 Petron thumps F2 Logistics for 2nd straight PSL All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

India vs England: 5 things to know about 2nd Test at Lord’s

first_imgThe Anderson-Jadeja row has added more spice to the 2nd Test at Lord’sA lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances.The teams have only three days off to prepare for the second test at Lord’s on Thursday.To end its first streak in 21 years of nine straight tests without a win, England has recalled left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a nightmare debut in the Ashes at The Oval. England has played three tests this summer without a specialist spinner and drawn two and lost one to Sri Lanka. Kerrigan says, if he’s picked, the Ashes experience will weigh on him, but he’s a better player for it.Lord’s is normally a seamers’ track, and India has won only once there (1986) in 16 tests, but both sides were also expecting an England-friendly pitch at Nottingham.Here are five things to know ahead of the second test:ANOTHER SLOW PITCH: Trent Bridge groundsman Steve Birks apologized before the first test for preparing a flat pitch, but that was partly to help Nottingham recoup expenses by trying to ensure the test lasted five days. Lord’s counterpart Mick Hunt had some big-shot visitors on Tuesday, including England captain Alastair Cook, coach Peter Moores, managing director Paul Downton and board pitch consultant Chris Wood. None made a public statement about the conditions, but England batsmen Sam Robson and Gary Ballance were hoping for, more than expecting, a lively track.advertisementEngland seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad bowled 113 overs at Trent Bridge, and won’t be excited if Lord’s is also placid. Anderson and Cook warned the fast bowlers won’t be able to endure all five tests of the series if they aren’t given pitches with more seam and bounce. “We need to have a contingency plan,” Cook says. “We just need a pitch with a bit of life in it. Lord’s looked green two days before the start, but its condition on Thursday morning will be what counts. It looked the same two days before the first Sri Lanka test in June.”COOK STILL SEARCHING FOR RUNS: Cook’s batting performances have been as lifeless as the Trent Bridge track. He was out for 5 in the first test, and spared from batting again by India batting out the fifth day to confirm a draw. That pressure hasn’t decreased, as his average this year has dropped to less than 14, with a top score of 28. In that department, he was showed up by the tailenders. Last-man Anderson hit his highest test score of 81, and India’s No. 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar rattled off two half centuries. Meanwhile, his captaincy decisions were better, but each side was always going to struggle to bowl out the other twice.PRESSURE STILL ON DHONI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not have the best of tests as India captain at Trent Bridge. He ran himself out on 82 in the first innings and ran out of ideas during Joe Root’s and Anderson’s record 10th-wicket partnership of 198. His bowlers continually bowled short to Anderson, despite the pitch keeping the ball low. His fielding setup often allowed Root a single to retain the strike. Both of those errors allowed England back into the game and took the impetus away from India, a mistake he won’t want to repeat at Lord’s.BROAD AND ANDERSON KEY: Broad and Anderson bowled almost 60 overs each at Trent Bridge. Their importance to Cook and England cannot be understated, and the state of the pitch will determine how badly the England captain needs to use them. The effect of pitches that neutralize them, and a test series crammed within 42 days, means Cook is under an extra burden to manage his strike force. Broad is also managing a knee injury that ruled him out of the one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.KOHLI OFF FORM: Virat Kohli was identified as India’s dangerman ahead of the first test. The 25-year-old averages 44 from 25 tests but could manage only nine runs across two innings on a surface made for batting at Trent Bridge. Broad dismissed him both times, and Kohli will be wary of that developing into a trend.last_img read more