The national capital may get a new mayor today, after two months of political tussle and three failed attempts by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to hold the mayoral polls. The elections for mayor, deputy mayor and six members of the standing committee comes after Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena gave his nod to convene the municipal House last week. In a boost to AAP, the apex court had ordered that the MCD members nominated by the L-G cannot vote to elect the mayor. According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Act, 1957, the mayor and the deputy mayor elections should be held in the very first session of the House after the civic polls. While it would not have affected the outcome of Mayor election, the BJP could have bagged a critical chunk of the Standing Committee, understood to be the most powerful body in civic body.
Beth Mooney creates history — with her 74 not out, she becomes the first batter to score two fifties in a World Cup final. The status of women’s cricket as one national affair changed in 1931 with the formation of the Australian Women’s Cricket Council (AWCC). INDIA’S TRYST WITH WOMEN’S CRICKETBefore coming to India’s tryst with women’s cricket, a small comparative deviation with men’s cricket is in order. The men’s cricket team got the first win after two decades, whereas the women’s team tested victory in first series. Six, in 1973, when the first Women’s ODI World Cup rolled out in England, two years before the inaugural Men’s World Cup, India was not part of seven teams.29 days ago News18
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said India would be the third-largest economy in the next five years and will be able to touch the $35-40-trillion mark by 2047. He also said India is not only the fastest-growing large economy, it will continue to be so for many decades to come. “My own conviction about the way India is growing is that we will drive our economy probably closer to 35-40 trillion-dollar economy by 2047. “We believe India not only is the fastest growing large economy, we will continue to be so for many decades to come." Today, India is clearly recognized as the country of the decade, if not the country of the 21st century.1 month ago News18
Multiple-time Commonwealth Games medallist Achanta Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan and top woman player Manika Batra will lead India’s challenge in World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender Goa 2023 to be held in Panjim from February 27 to March 5. The WTT Star Contender is the biggest-ever table tennis tournament to be held in India and will see top international stars in action at in Panjim’s Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor stadium. Also Read: David Rudisha Thinks it Will be Hard For Neeraj Chopra to Defend Tokyo GoldIndian TT legend Sharath Kamal along with Sathiyan Gnansekaran, Payas Jain and Wesley Do Rosario will lead the charge in the Men’s Singles draw for India. The women’s singles will see Manika Batra spearhead the Indian challenge with Sreeja Akula and Suhana Saini. “The WTT Star Contender Goa marks a special moment for table tennis in India and I am thrilled to be a part of this landmark event.1 month ago News18
India has taken over the Presidency of the G20 on December 1, last year. The top American diplomat is travelling to New Delhi on a three-day official visit from March 1 to 3. “Blinken looks forward to going to Delhi as part of India’s G20 presidency year. We look forward to doing everything we can to support India’s work to make its G20 presidency a success. “On March 3rd, the Secretary will also participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Asian Quad, which is the United States, India, Japan, and Australia,” Lu said, adding that immediately following the Quad ministerial meeting Blinken will participate in a panel at the Raisina Dialogue.1 month ago News18
With their free-flowing football, unwavering focus, and relentless drive for excellence, Mumbai City have won the prestigious ISL League Winner’s Shield, for clinching the top spot in the league table. Let’s dive into the remarkable records that are now etched to the name of The Islanders by Mumbai City FC, and the unforgettable moments that have defined their incredible journey. The first team to win two ISL League Winners’ ShieldsAfter winning the ISL League Winners’ Shield for the first time in 2020-21 season, Mumbai City got their hands the Shield for the second time in 2022-23 - no other club has lifted the Shield twice. First club to finish top of the league table thriceWith 46 points from 20 games, Mumbai City FC secured the top spot in the ISL 2022-23 league table. Mumbai City has had a phenomenal season in the ISL 2022-23, setting new benchmarks and breaking multiple records along the way.1 month ago News18
Kharkiv, the Ukrainian city liberated months ago from Russian troops, continues to strive on a diet of hope and spirit amidst the devastation all around the city. Russia does not require expensive guided missiles to hit Kharkiv, shelling is enough to damage the city. Shelling Kharkiv is an easy option for the Russians as they are not worried about accuracy. ReturnDespite the ongoing shelling, those who left Kharkiv – due to the continuous shelling – are now returning to their city. And yet people continue with faith in Kharkiv, in Ukraine, in themselves.1 month ago News18
Almost a year ago, Russia began the war in Ukraine. New blocs coalesceThe war has heightened conflicts and confrontation, as well as the existing global tendency for countries to form into blocs centred on Washington and Beijing, AFP said in its report. The war on Ukraine has further shaken things up, weakening Russia’s grip on former Soviet republics in Central Asia and opening a new role for Turkey as a mediator. China says Russia was provoked into taking action by NATO’s eastward expansion. The war has nevertheless had many lessons to teach about a potential conflict with China around Taiwan, US commander in Japan James Bierman told the Financial Times recently.1 month ago News18