Video PlayerClose By Oliver Trust BERLIN, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- For weeks German international Leroy Sane and his possible move to Bayern Munich have been the main topic in German media. Now the deal is said to get finalist shortly after many ups and downs that kept fans minds on both sides busy as contradicting media reports did. Now the well-informed sports magazine kicker is reporting the 2019 German Champion and the 2019 Premier League winner Manchester City have agreed on a deal worth more than 100 million euros (about 110 million U.S. dollars). The 23-year-old winger is said to have finally decided to leave the Citizens and their Spanish star coach Pep Guardiola, the tabloid Bild reported. Only details need to be fixed, the paper wrote. Sane is expected to sign a four- or five-year contract in Munich, the kicker claims. The Sane deal is going to be the biggest investment in Bayern's history after it signed Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid for 80 million. The Bavarians are said … [Read more...] about Analysis: Sane close to joining Bayern
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HYDERABAD: In a major development, all the four accused in the recent gangrape and murder of a government veterinarian in Hyderabad were killed in a police encounter at Shadnagar in the wee hours of Friday. According to reports, the four accused - Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu - had been taken to the spot for recreation of the crime scene when they tried to escape. When the police asked them to surrender, they started pelting stones, forcing the policemen to open fire in self-defence during which they were killed. It is also being said that the four accused tried to snatch weapons from the police officials too, after which, the police, in self-defence, opened fire on them. Confirming the development, Telangana Police said, ''All four people accused in the rape and murder of woman veterinarian in Telangana have been killed in an encounter with the police.'' They were gunned down at the same spot where the accused had dumped the … [Read more...] about Hyderabad encounter: Some hail Telangana Police, some ask if incidents of rape will stop now
The police cannot act like a lynch mob under any circumstance, said several human rights activists after four people accused in the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian were killed near Hyderabad in the early hours of Friday. IMAGE: People shower flower petals and raise slogans in favour of police at the encounter site, where the four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian were shot dead by police. Photograph: PTI Photo The encounter is an attempt by authorities to distract people from the government's failures to safeguard women's rights, the activists said. According to Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association, this is not justice but a "ploy" to shut down demands for accountability from the police, judiciary, governments, and justice and dignity for women."Instead of being accountable to his job and answering our questions about his government's failures to safeguard women's rights, the Telangana CM and his … [Read more...] about Activists question cops, govt on Hyderabad encounter
The stage is set for fireworks of boundaries and sixes as India take on the West Indies at the Greenfield International Stadium tomorrow in a day/night T20 match. Cricket lovers in the city are leaving no stone unturned to partake in the jamboree and catch a glimpse of their favourite sporting stars up close.While many make do with the live telecast in the comfort of their homes, there are others who plan to catch the action unfold before their very eyes. Like techie Nithin Sasi, who has made it a point not to miss any international cricket match taking place in the city. “Rain proved a dampener in the first one, back in 2017, between India vs New Zealand, which was a T20 game. Last year’s ODI between India and the West Indies felt almost like a T20 match as we bowled the Windies out for just 104 and quickly wrapped up the game with a victory. This time, I hope for a nail-biting encounter,” says Nithin, who’ll take to the stadium with his friends, all wearing … [Read more...] about Cricket fever grips Thiruvananthapuram as men in blue pad up to face off with the Windies
This was one of the questions raised during a recent talk on the life and riches of Hyderabad’s erstwhile rulers. The wealth and lavish lifestyle of the Nizams of Hyderabad is well documented, with their magnificent jewellery collection a subject of mystery and intrigue. This was the focus of historian and curator Deepthi Sasidharan’s talk at a Mumbai museum recently. During the talk, Sasidharan deconstructed the early photographs available from the era, chronicling the life and times of the court and its occupants. The jewels and the sartorial choices of those in the photographs were discussed. At the end of the 45-minute talk, the images prompted two questions. One: What was the source of the wealth of the Nizams? Two: How did their jewellery collection compare with that of the Jaipur royals, who were also connoisseurs of elaborate craftsmanship? Sasidharan’s response to the former can be summarised as geographic advantage. “They [Nizams] benefited from … [Read more...] about Did the Nizams of Hyderabad have an advantage over other royals?