'The quality of tennis is better playing indoors because factors like sun and wind do not affect the matches.' IMAGE: India coach Zeeshan Ali (left) says, 'if you look at the teams on paper, India is a stronger side and won't have any problem in tackling Pakistan but anything can happen in Davis Cup. You cannot take any match for granted'. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI India take on Pakistan in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and there could not have been better news for the former as the Davis Cup tie is set to be held indoors. The International Tennis Federation (ITF), on Tuesday, nominated the Kazakhstan capital to host the matches, ending days of uncertainty over the venue. The matches will be played on indoor courts since extreme cold conditions there won't allow them to be staged outside."Playing indoors, suits our players. It will work in our favour, not that our players can't play on grass but they a lot more comfortable on hard courts. The weather conditions are harsh and though we … [Read more...] about It’s advantage India at Davis Cup tie vs Pak
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NEW DELHI: Former Paytm executive Sonia Dhawan, in jail for nearly four months now for an alleged extortion bid on her boss Vijay Shekhar Sharma, may stay some more time behind bars as a Noida court has rejected her bail application, saying she was accused of playing an “active role” in a “serious crime”. Dhawan was arrested on October 22, after Paytm senior vice-president and the company founder’s brother, Ajay Shekhar Sharma, lodged an FIR saying she, along with her husband Rupak Jain, another Paytm employee and a person named Rohit Chomwal had stolen private data of Vijay Shekhar Sharma and tried to extort Rs 10 crore from him. In her bail application, Dhawan claimed that she was innocent and was wrongly implicated. “There is no independent witness against me. I have been implicated in collusion with the police with the objective of spoiling my career,” she said. Her husband, meanwhile, has got bail from the Allahabad High Court, the … [Read more...] about Noida court rejects ex-Paytm exec Sonia Dhawan’s bail plea
'Could the Khar police and the CBI have tinkered with the driver's call data records?'Rediff.com The moon was a crescent in the sky on that dark monsoon night. A middle-aged man, carrying a plastic bag, that said Mamta Tailors on it, was walking swiftly along the ocean promenade at Carter Road, Khar, north west Mumbai, at about 9 pm. In his pocket, or maybe in his hand, was a silver/white cellphone and Rs 100. He was probably slightly out of breath, or even sweating, given that he had been walking about 40 minutes or much more, all the way from Santa Cruz East, north west Mumbai. By the side of the road were clumps of water-logged shrubs, perhaps mangroves. The moustachioed man was headed to this jhar (greenery) to dump his plastic bag. Before he could do so, a white Mumbai police Tata Sumo rolled down the road near him. The jeep scared the man. He took off running. The police, suspicious of a man racing away, came after him and nabbed him. When they opened the Mamta Tailors bag they … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: Were the driver’s call records tampered with?
MUMBAI: A Delhi High Court-appointed arbitrator has asked Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra not to sell his unpledged stake in Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) till next month in an ongoing dispute with Indiabulls Housing Finance over default in repayment of loans worth Rs 200 crore. The order, passed by Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed (Retd) on August 28, restrains Chandra from selling, directly or indirectly, shares of ZEE till October 16, the date of the next hearing. The order exempts ZEE shares already pledged with nonbanking finance companies and mutual funds but is likely to complicate matters for these lenders as they seek to recover their money. Essel Group has certain claims against Indiabulls Housing Finance and likewise Indiabulls Housing Finance also has certain claims against Essel Group, said an Essel Group spokesperson. “The mentioned stay issued by the Hon’ble Arbitrator has not been received by Essel Group as yet. The same will be reviewed by Essel … [Read more...] about Subhash Chandra can’t sell unpledged Zee Shares
Mumbai: Depositors of the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank can approach the Reserve Bank-appointed administrator for withdrawal up to Rs 1 lakh in case of medical emergencies, the RBI told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. In an affidavit filed in the HC in response to petitions challenging the fund withdrawal restrictions, the RBI has mentioned the withdrawal ceiling at Rs 50,000 for scenarios like marriage, education, livelihood and "other hardships". RBI counsel Venkatesh Dhond told a division bench of Justices SC Dharmadhikari and RI Chagla that the depositors facing hardships can approach the RBI-appointed administrator and seek withdrawal up to Rs 1 lakh. Such withdrawal restrictions were necessary to safeguard the interests of the bank and its depositors, the affidavit stated. The apex bank also stated that a larges-cale wrongdoing has been found in the PMC bank. On September 23, the RBI had imposed regulatory restrictions on the PMC Bank for six months … [Read more...] about PMC Case: Depositors Can Approach RBI Admin for Emergency Withdrawals, HC Told