India lifts 2016 Kabaddi World Cup by defeating Iran in the final
A brilliant second-half performance saw India stage a memorable comeback as they beat Iran 38-29 in the title clash to lift the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad on Saturday night.
Riding on a terrific performance by Ajay Thakur's 12 points, India produced a strong comeback at the TransStadia Arena to send the packed crowd into raptures.
The final was like a boxing bout as both teams -- considered kabaddi powerhouses -- traded punches and gave it as good as they got.
India struck the early blows as Sandeep Narwal and Thakur scored raid points to lead 2-0 in the third minute. Meraj Sheykh scored Iran's first point as they levelled the game at 2-2 in the fourth minute.
Iran's defence were up for it as they contained Pardeep Narwal effectively and then sent Thakur to the bench to lead 5-4 in the eighth minute.
Samajwadi Party feud: Mulayam suspends Ram Gopal Yadav after Akhilesh sacks Shivpal
The feud in the Yadav clan was on display for all to see on 23 October as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked his uncle, Shivpal Yadav from the state Cabinet.
A few hours later, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav suspended Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.
Ram Gopal, Mulayam's cousin and former (SP) General Secretary, had previously thrown his weight behind Akhilesh in his feud with Shivpal.
Akhilesh also sacked three other ministers - namely, Narad Rai, Saiyyada Shadab Fatima and OP Singh - on 23 October.
BSF soldier, injured in Pak firing, succumbs to his injuries
BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in yesterday's attack by Pakistani forces at the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries tonight.
26-year-old Singh, who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital here, died at around 11.45 PM, police said.
He was injured yesterday when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured.
ADHM row: Armymen slam 'extortionary' Rs 5 crore penance offer, say they only want voluntary funds
Senior Army officials and veterans were upset over the force being dragged into politics over films after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS demanded that producers of movies employing Pakistani actors pay Rs 5 core to an army welfare fund.
The controversy erupted after Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ran into a storm of protests led by MNS because Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has a role in it.
The film has been "allowed" to be released after its producers met with three conditions put forward by MNS chief Raj Thackeray, including payment of Rs. 5 crore to army welfare fund.
"All contributions (to welfare fund) are to be voluntary. Extortion is not allowed. We would want people to contribute on their own rather than under any coercion," a senior army official said on 23 October.
US elections 2016: Donald Trump vows to sue the women who have accused him of sexual assault
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on 22 October vowed to file lawsuits against the women who accused him of sexual assault.
"Every one of these liars will be sued once the election is over. I look so forward to doing that," said Trump during a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
"Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," the businessman-turned-politician said.
According to media reports, ten women have come forward in the last two weeks to accuse Trump of sexual advances. Trump has rubbished all the allegations and has said that the women were liars.