Punjab Times


NADA provisionally suspends javelin thrower Rohit Yadav for doping

Rohit Yadav, Javelin thrower, vijay goel, Union Sports Minister, challenge cup, cambodia, maria sharapova, mumbai, subrata paul,

The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has provisionally suspended Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav, after he tested positive for banned substance ‘stanozolol’. This comes after a top Indian athlete was also handed a provisional suspension after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium.

Union Sports minister Vijay Goel has said doping will be made a criminal offence as it will send a strong message across. “Doping will be made a criminal offence. We want to stop it by making a strong law so that people are scared to be involved in doping,” said Goel.

Meldonium was tested positive in tennis player Maria Sharapova and was subsequently banned for 15 months. Earlier in April, Arjuna Awardee footballer Subrata Paul was tested positive for a banned substance.

Subrata failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) in Mumbai when the Indian men’s football team was going to Cambodia for a friendly match in February. The goalkeeper will now go for the confirmatory ‘B’ sample test.

Paul, who made his debut in 2007, has made a total of 60 appearances for the national team so far. Paul, nicknamed the ‘ Spiderman’, has also won Nehru Cups (2007, 2009) and the Asian Football Confederation’s …read more


PM Modi pays tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary

Jawaharlal Nehru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid his tributes to former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary.

Remembering the first Prime Minister, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary”.

Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 27, 2017

Pandit Nehru was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad.

In 1919, he joined the Indian National Congress and joined Mahatma Gandhi in the independence movement. He became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in September 1923.

On August 29, 1928 he attended the All-Party Congress and was one of the signatories to the Nehru Report on Indian Constitutional Reform, named after his father Motilal Nehru.

In 1929, Nehru was elected the president of the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress, where complete independence for the country was adopted as the goal.

He was imprisoned several times during 1930-35 in connection with the Salt Satyagraha and other movements launched by the Congress.

Nehru’s birthday is also celebrated as Children’s Day.

He was sworn-in on August 15, 1947 as the first prime minister of India when the nation gained independence from the British empire. Serving until his …read more


This is probably the wrong Internet of Things solution to watering plants

Nobody wants plants to die of thirst and neglect. So how can we use the internet to solve this problem? Probably not with the Grovio personal plant assistant, which is currently up on Kickstarter.

Grovio is a white cylinder that sits next to your plant and waters it through a small, unsightly hose. The device can track the light, temperature, and humidity situation, so the Grovio app can tell you if your plant is sad or whatever. The device can also support up to three plants at once, in the unlikely scenario that you’re willing to ruin your whole plant aesthetic with even more hoses.

I don’t know if Grovio is good at its job, or if the app’s notifications are useful and timely. I just know that hoses are a non-starter for me. Build the…

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