AAP MLA assaulted by Punjab sand mafia

first_imgAn Aam Aadmi Party MLA in Punjab was allegedly assaulted by a group of people involved in illegal sand mining near Nurpur Bedi in Rupnagar district on Thursday, prompting Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to seek a detailed report on the incident.Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira alleged that MLA Amarjeet Singh Sandoa was attacked for trying to expose the ongoing illegal activities of the sand mafia.The AAP MLA and his gunman, head constable Sukhdeep Singh, were injured in the incident.“Both were taken to a civil hospital, from where Mr. Sandoa was referred to PGI, Chandigarh, for further check-up after he complained of chest pain,” an official spokesperson said.Three arrestedThe police have arrested three persons allegedly involved in the incident. The spokesperson said three relatives of Ajwinder Singh — the key accused from Baihara village — have been arrested. Ajwinder and another accused, Bachittar Singh, of Bhauwal village fled after the incident. Those arrested have been identified as Jaswinder Singh Goldy, Manjit Singh and Amarjit Singh, all residents of Baihara. One vehicle and two guns were seized from them.The Chief Minister has sought a detailed report from the Deputy Commissioner and asked him to ensure a free and fair probe.The two PSOs attached to the MLA have also come under the Chief Minister’s scanner for evidently failing to protect him and have been transferred to the police lines. “The Chief Minister has directed the DGP to investigate their role in the entire episode,” the spokesperson added.‘CM should resign’Reacting to the alleged attack, the AAP in Delhi said the Chief Minister should resign if he cannot rein in the mafia.AAP spokesperson Ashish Khetan said Mr. Sandoa had raised his voice against the sand mafia in the past as well. He said the Chief Minister had during last year’s election campaign promised to rid the State of the drugs, transport, extortion and mining mafia. “Instead, the influence of the mafia has increased. They are carrying out lethal attacks on MLAs,” he said.The AAP has demanded a new policy to put an end to illegal mining and also called for a White Paper detailing the loss of revenue caused to the State by illegal mining during the past 15 years.last_img read more

Wright delivers as Phoenix clips TNT

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Interestingly, Phoenix head coach Louie Alas revealed Wright’s clutch triple and Kramer’s go-ahead bucket were off a similar play.“Originally, it’s the same play as the previous play where Matt made the three points,” said Alas, whose squad overcame a double-digit lead in the second half. “But I told Matt that they will stay home on you so you have to read the defense they’re going to give you. It was a pick-and-pop and Wright made the good play.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was his decision. He was the first option but I told Matt look for Doug if he gets doubled because Doug is going to be open.”The sharpshooting Fil-Canadian, who is celebrating his 26th birthday, finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals as the Fuel Masters notched their fourth win in eight outings to tie the KaTropa in fifth place. Kramer wound up with eight points and seven rebounds. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Anthony Semerad led TNT in scoring with 12 points while Roger Pogoy had 10.It was bad offensive night for both teams, who shot only 37% from the field.The KaTropa suffered a double whammy after losing forward Troy Rosario early in the fourth quarter after a bad fall.Rosario had to be stretchered off and was taken to the Makati Medical Center for treatment.Phoenix point guard LA Revilla also hurt himself in the first quarter after injuring his right hand. He did not return. As deadline nears, can Cavaliers find deal to make a difference?center_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESMatthew Wright made big plays down the stretch to lift Phoenix over TNT, 74-72, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Wright hit the game-tying 3-pointer, 72-all, with 44.1 seconds left before setting up Doug Kramer for the game-winning basket with 3.0 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Jets Wary of Pats’ Brady

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Calvin Pace has seen a lot of Tom Brady over the years.Too much, as far as the New York Jets linebacker is concerned. And, way too many losses to the New England Patriots quarterback.“Blame Shaun Ellis,” Pace joked. “If Shaun didn’t get that hit on the sideline, they might have somebody else at quarterback. But things happen like that sometimes.”Actually, it was Mo Lewis who slammed into Drew Bledsoe’s chest during a game in 2001 and injured the Patriots quarterback. In came Brady — and the rest is NFL history.“Was that Mo Lewis?” Pace said when corrected by a reporter. “I’m sorry. Yeah, Mo Lewis.“So, blame Mo Lewis.”Lewis actually will be in attendance Sunday at MetLife Stadium when the Jets and Patriots square off.The former Jets linebacker, who hasn’t been in the public eye much since his retirement after the 2003 season, will serve as the team’s “pilot of the game” — and maybe have a chance to reverse all that bad karma when he goes to midfield for the pregame coin toss as the honorary captain.Brady is 22-6 against the Jets, including 1-1 in the playoffs, as a starter with 42 touchdown passes and just 13 interceptions. The Patriots have also won nine of the past 10 match-ups.There’s plenty at stake in this one, with the Patriots (12-2) looking to secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs and the Jets (9-5) trying to keep place in the postseason hunt.“It’s a big game because it’s the next game,” Pace said. “You want to be playing significant games in December. We’ve done a good job of putting ourselves in position to do that. Now, it’s just about capitalizing.”In the past, Jets-Patriots included lots of hype through the week, especially during the six seasons Rex Ryan was coach. This year under the low-key Todd Bowles, hardly a peep for New England to use as bulletin-board material.“There’s not a lot of talking like there has been in previous years,” Pace said. “It’s just: Go out and handle your business like you’re supposed to.”Brady has made a career of that with the Patriots, leading them to four Super Bowl titles. New England has also won the AFC East 12 times since Brady became the full-time starter in 2002, including each of the past seven seasons.The Patriots quarterback isn’t slowing down, either, even at age 38. Brady is having one of his best statistical seasons while passing for 4,405 yards with 35 touchdowns and just six interceptions and a 103.8 quarterback rating. That has Pace thinking Brady will keep playing for a while longer.“Probably another 10 years, to be honest,” Pace said. “I don’t see that guy retiring any time soon, and he shouldn’t. He’s done a great job for a long time.”With Christmas coming, Pace had one suggestion for the wish list of all Jets fans.“Hopefully, he gets traded at some point in time,” he joked. “Trade him to the NFC somewhere. He’s done it well and done it at a high level for a long time.”Under Ryan, the Jets were 4-10 against Brady and the Patriots, including a playoff win at New England during the 2010 season. New York is 1-4 during the past five meetings, but each of those games was decided by seven points or fewer.“The thing about playing them is, I think they bring the best out of us,” Pace said. “You’ve got to be on point when you play them. If not, it’s going to be a lopsided score.”The Jets held a fourth-quarter lead in October when the teams played the first time this season. But Brady led a late go-ahead drive and New York blew some late opportunities to get the tying score before falling 30-23.A slump followed with the Jets dropping three of their next four games. But they’ve bounced back in a big way with their first four-game winning streak since 2010.“I’d love to be up by 20 in the fourth quarter,” Pace said. “But if that’s not the case, it’s probably going to come down to No. 12 (Brady). It starts with him. Just find a way to get back there and get some sacks, find a way to get some turnovers. If nothing else, just get a hand in his face and hits on him. I think those things add up.“It’s going to be a tall task, but one I think that we’re up for the challenge.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)last_img read more