After the gloom, let’s hope for a sporty new year
Though sport had its grand and cherishable moments in 2013, yet the controversies surrounding it were equally potent to affect — if not destroy — the image of teams clashing for the pure joy of winning. Lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius’s deeds, not to forget the match-fixing scandal in cricket, did damage sports’ image, but on the brighter side, there were grand achievements, like Bayern Munich lifting the Champions League and Tiger Woods regaining the top spot. Hopefully, 2014 will bring bring sports back in the news for only the right reasons. The year begins with the Caucasus mountains of Sochi hosting the world’s top athletes at the Winter Olympics. The greatest sporting spectacle on earth — the FIFA World Cup — will unfurl in all its glory in Brazil, while on the speed circuits around the globe, Sebastian Vettel will strive to beat the opposition one more time. And, who knows, Roger Federer might just turn back the clock to win another Grand Slam title.
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- Officials said that an inquiry committee, constituted by the Visitor of Delhi University (DU), the President of India, held its final meeting.
- BJP MLAs supported the bill and called it a gift for women on the occasion of Women’s Day
- The technology requires telecoms companies to scrub messages to verify if the text being sent has been approved and it is only being sent to someone who has consented to receive such a message.
- Throughout the day, women protesters organised marches at the sites while wearing yellow, green scarves
- Responding to HT on Monday, CPWD denied all allegations that the waste from the Central Vista construction site was being dumped on the floodplains.
- Two women officers each have been assigned duties aboard INS Vikramaditya and INS Shakti.
- The fire had broken out at the 13th floor of the Eastern Railway’s office in the evening.
- The apex court framed this as one among the several questions to be decided while considering the constitutional validity of a 2018 Maharashtra law.
- The tragedy reportedly took place when an excavator was digging a drain near the boundary wall of the school.
- The Iranian embassy said it "strongly repudiates any unsubstantiated allegations or irresponsible comments in this regard and considers them as steps towards realising the sinister intentions of the enemies of Iran-India relations”.
- The Jammu and Kashmir administration during a verification drive on Saturday sent 169 illegal immigrant Rohingyas to a ‘holding centre’ after they were found without valid travel documents.