Denounce India-Pakistan World Cup match: Cricket Club of India secretary to BCCI

first_imgDenounce India-Pakistan World Cup match: Cricket Club of India secretary to BCCICricket Club of India covered the portrait of Imran Khan in their restaurant hall after the Pulwama terror attack that took the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.advertisement ANI MumbaiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 17:59 IST Cricket Club of India secretary said “nation come first even before sports”. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCCI secretary Suresh Bafna said Imran Khan should publicly condemn the Pulwama attackCCI covered Imran Khan’s portrait in their restaurant hallBafna said they are discussing how to remove Imran Khan’s portraitIn the wake of ghastly terror attack in Pulwama where 40 CRPF personnel were killed earlier this week, Cricket Club of India (CCI) secretary Suresh Bafna on Sunday said that India should not play a match against Pakistan in the forthcoming World Cup.Speaking to ANI, Suresh said that since Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has not come out openly about the attack in Kashmir, it shows that they are at fault somewhere.”We condemn the terror activities carried out against our army and CRPF personnel. Though CCI is a sporting association but nation comes first even before sports,” he said.”He [Imran Khan] should respond. He is the Prime Minister and if he believes that Pakistan has no role to play in the attack then why is he not coming out openly. He should come out openly. People should know the truth. He is not coming out openly which means that there are stains in their folds,” Suresh added.After the terror attack, CCI had covered the portrait of Imran Khan at its Brabourne stadium headquarters in Mumbai. The secretary said that the step was their way of condemning the barbaric attack on their security personnel.”We called a meeting on the very next day of the attack and to condemn the attack, we decided to cover the photo. We’ll be deciding soon how to remove the photo,” he said.Imran has twice played for Pakistan against India at the Brabourne Stadium. He had led Pakistan in a festival game against India in 1987. He also played an ODI at the venue when he led Pakistan to victory against Australia in a Nehru Cup Game in 1989, where he was also declared as the Man of the Match.advertisementHours after the attack on February 14, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a wishy-washy statement, terming as “a matter of grave concern” the terror attack on the CRPF convoy which was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit based in that country.In the statement, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said, “We have always condemned acts of violence anywhere in the world.” The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has also been claiming that the link of the attack to it without an investigation was “insinuation.”However, India asserted that the Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s argument was “preposterous when there is a video of the suicide bomber declaring himself a member of the JeM” and there is also “other audio-visual and print material linking JeM to the terrorist attack.”Also Read | 14th February was a black day for India: Sania Mirza on Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan to donate money to families of CRPF martyrsAlso Read | Pakistan Super League telecast suspended in IndiaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow Pulwama terror attackFollow BCCIFollow Cricket Club of Indialast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 4, 2014 3:11 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,393.10 down 9.11 points):Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Up $1.54, or 26.74 per cent, to $7.30 on 15 million shares. Air Canada’s shares surged more than 25 per cent Friday to its highest level in nearly two months after the company upgraded its outlook for the first quarter and said it expects a strong summer season. The airline said it has done a better than expected job at offsetting the impact of a lower Canadian dollar and winter weather disruptions by increasing revenues and lowering costs.Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up 25 cents, or 0.74 per cent, to $33.80 on 11.6 million shares.Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 2.22 per cent, to $7.38 on 10.9 million shares.Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Down 0.5 cents, or 6.25 per cent, to 7.5 cents on 5.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down one cent, or 0.24 per cent, to $4.15 on 5.1 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 4.22 per cent, to $6.42 on 4.5 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,007.16 up 5.20 points):Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSXV:TWD). Agriculture. Down $2.01, or 43.70 per cent to $2.59 on 9.8 million shares.China Minerals Mining Corp. (TSXV:CMV). Up 0.5 of a cent or 33.33 per cent, to two cents on 7.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX:WFT). Forest products. Down 69 cents, or 1.33 per cent, to $51.35 on 198,687 shares. The company has struck a deal to buy the Bibler Brothers lumber sawmill and manufacturing operations in Arkansas, about 130 kilometres from another operation that the Vancouver-based company recently acquired in Mansfield, Ark. The two Arkansas acquisitions are part of West Fraser’s plans to expand in the U.S. South and Western Canada, where it has its base. Financial details of the Bibler deal haven’t been announced. read more

Iraq human rights lawyer accused of hounding British troops thought he was

first_imgThe three person tribunal panel chaired by Nicola Lucking heard British troops had been ambushed near Amarah by Iraqi insurgents in May 2004 in what became known as the Battle of Danny Boy.Soldiers took 20 of the dead for identification and nine captives. The bodies were released to families the next day and the captives were transferred to Iraqi police. However rumours soon began to circulate that many of the dead had been taken alive and then killed in British custody. Three years later, Mr Shiner was alerted to the allegations by a journalist and secured legal aid to bring a judicial review, which led to the Al-Sweady Inquiry. The claims were found to be based on “deliberate and calculated lies” from Iraqis, but not before 222 military witnesses had been hauled before the inquiry to relive the harrowing scenes of battle and its aftermath.The central London tribunal heard Mr Shiner acknowledged he would now be struck off for his misconduct, but claimed he was too unwell to attend the proceedings.The leading human rights lawyer has already admitted nine counts of behaving without integrity and a single account of acting recklessly, but faces more serious charges of acting dishonestly.As a hearing began in his absence, Andrew Tabachnik, counsel to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said: “What is at the heart of Prof Shiner’s professional misconduct is a view on his part that the ends justified the means, that his work in the human rights field was of such moment that he was able to disregard the rules that apply to his fellow solicitors.“This prosecution is not about stopping solicitors representing unpopular clients. It’s about solicitors who think the ends justify the means and that the rules don’t apply to them.” Show more The court heard he alerted an Iraqi agent to try to find the families of those involved. Mazin Younis then used “cold calling” and “knocking doors” to try to drum up clients, in clear breach of the solicitors code of conduct. The court heard Mr Shiner then later tried to cover up the technique and Mr Younis changed his story to say he had at first found his clients for journalists.Mr Tabachnik said: “It’s most unfortunate having pursued allegations of cover up by the British Army that Prof Shiner has been caught engaging in his own cover up as to the professional misconduct which launched the Al Sweady inquiry in the first place.”The court heard Mr Younis also at one point alleged he had paid for Iraqis to come forward, though Mr Shiner faces no charges of paying for clients.The court also heard that when Mr Shiner was trying to gain legal aid, he failed to give the Legal Services Commission (LSC) contradictory statements from Iraqis which might have highlighted weaknesses in their allegations.Mr Tabachnik said: “The full picture would have given a very different overall impression of the merits of the case the LSC was being asked to fund.”He also failed to disclose a list showing that all the detainees were not innocent Iraqi civilians, but were members or supporters of the Mahdi Army Shia militia.Col James Coote, who was at the time a major commanding British troops during the battle, said the experience of his men facing baseless allegations had made him lose faith in the legal profession.In a statement read to the court, he said the allegations were “the most serious to be brought against the British Army since the Second World War and had a very serious effect on morale”.He said they had had led to “an extremely stressful and demoralising decade for me and other soldiers.”He added: “I and other military witnesses were placed under very great emotional strain as a consequence of the false allegations.”The court heard Mr Shiner had said he was too unwell to attend the proceedings.However Mr Tabachnik said he was in a state of “avoidance” and a medical report by Dr Andrew Mogg had shown he was fit to attend.The tribunal continues.center_img A lawyer accused of hounding British troops with baseless allegations of torture and abuses in Iraq thought his work was so important he was above the rules, a disciplinary hearing has been told.Phil Shiner failed to attend the start of a professional standards hearing which heard he was in a state of “avoidance”, and “manoeuvring” to avoid appearing in person.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard he made a series of “fundamental and basic failings” bringing the most serious accusations of abuses faced by British troops in decades, then tried to cover up his misconduct.His allegations of murder, mutilation and torture against Iraqi civilians caused serious damage to the morale and reputation of the Army and led to the five-year-long, £25m Al-Sweady public inquiry Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more