Independence Day Special: The Legal Road To Indian Independence

first_imgColumnsIndependence Day Special: The Legal Road To Indian Independence Chitranshul Sinha14 Aug 2020 10:14 PMShare This – xOn August 15, 1947 India attained its independence from Britain. However, such independence came with some riders – Indian and Pakistan continued to be dominions of Britain, i.e., autonomous but technically still within the British Commonwealth. Both countries’ dominion status was by virtue of the Indian Independence Act, 1947 (Independence Act) – which, despite being a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn August 15, 1947 India attained its independence from Britain. However, such independence came with some riders – Indian and Pakistan continued to be dominions of Britain, i.e., autonomous but technically still within the British Commonwealth. Both countries’ dominion status was by virtue of the Indian Independence Act, 1947 (Independence Act) – which, despite being a monumental statute which changed the course of history and empire, only contained a measly twenty (20) sections. Before looking at what the Act did, it is important to briefly look at events which culminated into the Independence Act. Apologies to historians for what is to follow, i.e., skimming through monumental historical events. The roots of the Independence Act can arguably be found in the Cripps Mission of 1942. Sir Stafford Cripps was sent by the British War Cabinet to India in March 1942 to seek Indian leaders’ co-operation in the British war effort and also to set the terms and conditions for Indian independence after World War II. This followed a declaration by the India Committee of the War Cabinet on February 28, 1942 which principally acknowledged that the future Indian dominion could leave the Commonwealth if it so desired, and set up a future Constitution making body after the war. This declaration was carried to India by Cripps for negotiations with the Congress, Muslim League and other stakeholders. However, the Cripps Mission failed inter alia due to disagreements on formation of a national government by Indians, as well as on issues regarding defence of India. Soon thereafter the Congress launched the ‘Quit India’ movement. After the war ended, the Government in Britain changed hands in 1945 and the new Government under the Sir Clement Atlee started making endeavours for election of provincial and central assemblies in India (for the first time since 1937) to enable the formation of the Constituent Assembly. Pursuant thereto, the Government deployed a Cabinet Mission in March 1946 comprising of three cabinet ministers (including Cripps) to negotiate the transfer of powers. In the face of the tensions between the Congress and the Muslim League over the negotiations for the creation of one Indian Union and the League’s demand of a separate Muslim State, the Cabinet Mission declared their plan, while rejecting a demand for Pakistan, on May 16, 1946, with the most relevant clause 15 being: “15. We recommend that the Constitution should take the following basic form: (1) There should be a Union of India, embracing both British India and the States which should deal with the following subjects: Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Communications; and should have the powers necessary to raise the finances required for the above subjects. (2) The Union should have an Executive and a Legislature constituted from British Indian and States’ representatives. Any question raising a major communal issue in the Legislature should require for its decision a majority of the representatives present and voting of each of the two major communities as well as a majority of all members present and voting. (3) All subjects other than the Union subjects and all residuary powers should vest in the Provinces. (4) The States will retain all subjects and powers other than those ceded to the Union. (5) Provinces should be free to form groups with Executives and Legislatures, and each group could determine the Provincial subjects to be taken in common. (6) The Constitutions of the Union and of the groups should contain a provision whereby any Province could by majority vote of its Legislative Assembly could call for a reconsideration of the terms of the Constitution after an initial period of ten years and at ten-yearly intervals thereafter.” The Congress accepted the Plan only to the extent of formation of the Constituent Assembly and formed the interim Government, but the Muslim League rejected it. This resulted in an outbreak of communal violence in Bengal with thousands losing their lives followed by long and protracted tensions. Eventually the British Government decided to partition British India into two separate dominions of India and Pakistan and the date for transfer of power was advanced from June 1948 to August 1947. In this background, the British Parliament enacted the Indian Independence Act on July 18, 1947 to “Make provision for setting up in India of two independent Dominions, to substitute other provisions of the Government of India Act, 1935, which apply outside those Dominions, and to provide for other matters consequential on or connected with the setting up of those Dominions”. During the second reading of the Indian Independence Bill in the British Parliament, Prime Minister Atlee stated, “This Bill brings to an end one chapter in the long connection between Britain and India, but it opens another. British rule which has endured so long is now, at the instance of this country, coming to an end”. As mentioned, the Independence Act comprised of twenty sections only. The first section itself declared that as from August 15, 1947 two separate Dominions of India and Pakistan shall be established. Section 2 carved out the provinces of East Bengal, West Punjab, Sindh, North-West Frontier Province (subject to referendum) and British Baluchistan out of British India as territories of Pakistan. However, section 2 did not prevent accession of Indian princely states into either of the two Dominions. The province of Bengal was partitioned into West Bengal and East Bengal by virtue of section 3, and also included Sylhet in Assam as part of East Bengal subject to referendum. Section 4 partitioned the Punjab into West Punjab and East Punjab. The Act mandated the appointment of Governor Generals for both Dominions to represent the British Crown for governance of both Dominions, while granting the legislatures of both Dominions full power to make laws for their respective Dominions, with powers to repeal, amend or modify existing laws enacted by the British. It clarified that no law enacted by the British Parliament on or after August 15, 1947 would be applicable to either Dominion unless specifically extended thereto by the respective legislatures. To this Attlee said, “The aim of the Clause is to put the new Dominions in the same position as that in existing Dominions; that is to say, that they should not be fettered by any of those limitations which are appropriate to Colonial legislatures”. As the British Crown relinquished all responsibility for government of any territory within the two Dominions from August 15, 1947 – all its treaties with princely States and tribal authorities lapsed from that date. The Constituent Assemblies of India and Pakistan were recognized as temporary legislatures – thus burdening them with dual roles that of draftsmen of the Constitution, as well as that of law-making assemblies. However, the Act provided that the Dominions would separately continue to be governed in accordance with the Government of India Act, 1935 – albeit with modifications in line with vesting the dominions with autonomy while breaking its link with the British Crown. The Governor Generals of the respective Dominions were empowered to give effect to the provisions of the Independence Act and to enable the transition of power until August 15, 1947. At the same time, offices and terms of service of the Civil Servants and Judges appointed by the British Government, if they chose to continue serving the respective Dominions, were protected by the Act. The Governor General was also empowered to divide the armed forces between the two Dominions and command such forces until the division was concluded. The British Parliament was clear that the Independence Act was an enabling statute and not a constitutional one, and left it to the Constituent Assembly of India (and Pakistan) to take necessary measures for drawing up their respective constitutions. The Secretary of State for India said, “The statesmanship revealed by the Indian leaders in arriving at an agreed settlement about the future of India, and the wise tolerance of their attitude to religious and social minorities, are a good omen for the successful discharge of the immense political responsibilities and the complex administrative tasks that will soon be entirely theirs.” However, after passage of the Act, Pakistan chose August 14, 1947 as its independence-day, while India gained freedom on August 15- sticking to the day appointed in the Independence Act. Bibliography The Transfer of Power 1942-7 (Volumes VI, VII and VIII), edited by Nicholas Mansergh and Penderel Moon (1977)The Cripps Mission – A handiwork of British Imperialism, Bhim Sen Singh (1979)Divide and Quit, Penderel Moon (1998) [1] Advocate on Record of the Supreme Court, Partner – Dua Associates, Author of ‘The Great Repression’ (Penguin – 2019)Also Read : Independence Day Special : Is Independent India A Creation Of British Parliament?   Next Storylast_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery highlights two reasons behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captaincy decision

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captained and scored during Arsenal’s win against Wolves last weekend (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has explained his decision to appoint Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain by saying he is an experienced and respected member of the dressing room.Ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vitoria on Wednesday, it was confirmed that Granit Xhaka had been stripped of the captaincy with Aubameyang promoted in his place.Xhaka has been left out of Arsenal’s squad for their last three matches after his furious outburst towards the club’s supporters following his substitution during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.The Swiss has informed Emery he is not ready to play against Leicester City on Saturday and Aubameyang will lead the team for the first time since his appointment at the King Power.ADVERTISEMENT Granit Xhaka hasn’t played for Arsenal since the draw against Crystal Palace last month (Picture: Getty)‘After I started with Granit Xhaka because he has the quality to take the captain’s responsibility,’ Emery said in his pre-match press conference.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Then after the issue, I decided it was better for him not to. Next in line is Aubameyang. The second after him is [Hector] Bellerin, third is [Alex] Lacazette and the fourth is Mesut Ozil.‘The first [captain] is Aubameyang because he has experience and he has the respect in the dressing room.‘He was the top scorer last year in the Premier League and also I know he needs time to take that responsibility 100 per cent. But we are going to support him.’Following Laurent Koscielny’s departure to Bordeaux, Emery held a vote for the captaincy amongst his squad with Xhaka coming out on top and Aubameyang named as vice-captain.On this occasion, though, Emery revealed that it was his decision to promote Aubameyang to captain after deciding to take the responsibility away from Xhaka.He said: ‘I decided to give it to Auba and everybody also agreed with that decision and now I am telling you he needs time to take that responsibility with confidence, but we give him that confidence, I give him that confidence.‘He has the quality and the values to do perfectly with that responsibility.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAubameyang has been one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers this season and leads their goalscoring charts with eight goals in the Premier League this season.As for Xhaka, his future at the Emirates seems unclear with reports already linking him with a January move, but Emery insisted he had no issues with being removed as captain.Speaking midweek, Emery said: ‘He accepted my decision and also I told the captain and other captain my decision, we need to carry on and to focus on tomorrow’s match and Saturday’s match.‘I needed to take one decision, and now it is closed.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Nov 2019 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link271Shares Arsenal boss Unai Emery highlights two reasons behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captaincy decisionlast_img read more

BH National Football Team defeated in Cyprus after a shocking Turnaround

first_imgThe national football team of BiH was defeated in Nicosia in the 7th round of qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 against the selection of Cyprus, with the score 2: 3 after a shocking turnaround.Lulic hit the goal stand already in the third minute of the match, and five minutes later, Pjanic performed a free kick, after which Sotiriou cleared the danger in front of the goal of Cyprus.Our selection performed a counterattack in the 20th minute. Visca played a return ball for Ibisevic, who missed the chance.Our team then attacked through Dzeko and Ibisevic, but the defense of Cyprus headed by goalkeeper Panayi responded quickly.Players of Cyprus also had a great chance when Laban shot the ball next to the goal, after which a penalty followed.Sunjic scored after the hat-trick and a well-performed corner.Ten minutes later, our national team doubled their advantage. Kolasinac came from the left side and passed the ball to Visca, who scored for 2: 0. It seemed that the Dragons will routinely end the match.Our team was unrecognizable in the second half, and Cyprus dominated in the field, and they soon crowned this with goals.Particularly dangerous was Christofi, who reduced our advantage to 2: 1 in the 65th minute of the match.Two minutes later followed a total shock. Our team members were punished by Laban’s great shot, which led to the score 2:2.This was not the end for Mehmed Bazdarevic and his team. In the 76th minute, the team of Cyprus scored their third goal, and the scorer was Sotiriou.There was no change in the result until the end of the match, so our selection experienced an incredible defeat, which decreased its chances for the placement on the World Cup.(Source: N. K./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Hugo Lloris sent off as Tottenham forfeit vital Champions League points at PSV

first_img For a long period it seemed as though Kane’s goal would be the winner The match began brightly for Spurs as Harry Kane found himself on the end of a Kieran Trippier corner and headed it against the angle.However, on the half-hour mark Toby Alderweireld was robbed in possession by Hirving Lozano who charged towards goal and put his side ahead with a deflected effort which inadvertently looped over Lloris. Alderweireld was at fault for PSV’s opener Lucas Moura brought Tottenham level Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa TABLE Spurs thought they’d drawn level from a corner just four minutes later as Davinson Sanchez tapped in a rebounded effort after a Toby Alderweireld header was saved.The assistant adjudged that Harry Kane was offside and the goal was ruled out, although replays revealed he had no impact on the goal.Despite understandably feeling hard done by, Tottenham kept their heads up and equalised just five minutes later as a delicious Christian Eriksen ball picked out Kieran Tripper on the right wing, who then pulled back to Lucas Moura for a deflected finish of his own. revealed The Frenchman’s reckless challenge saw him given a red card Tottenham’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages suffered another huge blow as they drew 2-2 with PSV on Wednesday night in Eindhoven.Despite falling behind to Hirving Lozano’s opener, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane turned the game on its head, but then goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off and Luuk de Jong poked home a late equaliser for the home side. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP statement Tottenham looked home and dry, but with just 12 minutes remaining, the situation changed entirely as Hirving Lozano rampaged in the direction of Hugo Lloris’ goal yet again, this time being brought down by the Frenchman, who was sent off as a result.Disaster then struck for Spurs in the 87th minute as Rosario scuffed a shot into the penalty area which bounced through to Luuk de Jong, with the forward poking past substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm from close range. 7 De Jong couldn’t believe his luck when the ball bounced through to him targets 7 7 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED The result leaves Tottenham needing to win all three of their remaining matches and hoping other results go their way in order to reach the last 16. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img punished Latest Tottenham News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The second half started with Spurs back in control and Harry Kane soon put his team ahead.Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen linked up beautifully on the left before the Dane whipped a magnificent ball across for Kane, who nodded home a simple finish. Lloris was dismissed for a foul on Hirving Lozano 7 no dice Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 7 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MOMENT OF THE MATCHHugo Lloris’ sending off changed the entire match. Spurs switched off and allowed Lozano to break through on goal, with their captain losing his composure and taking drastic action. After remaining in his area and conceding for the same scenario in the first half, Lloris opted to charge out this time with disastrous consequences. He floored Lozano, got none of the ball and was rightly dismissed. This gave PSV renewed hope and undoubtedly led to their equaliser. 7 gameday cracker OFF 7last_img read more

CattleWomen’s Corner: Grilled T-bone with Santa Fe pepper butter recipe

first_img1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon dry mustard1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon ancho chili … 1 tablespoon chopped garlic1/2 cup brandy1 cup (1/2 lbs) unsalted butter, at room temperature1/4 cup chopped fresh chives1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce This recipe for grilled T-bone with Santa Fe pepper butter is from The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook.8 T-bone steaks, 1 1/4 inches thick3/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup finely chopped shallotslast_img

Amazon Web Services Lets You Rent Oracle Database Services by the Hour

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,According to Analytics Monk the terms “oracle aws” and “amazon rds” have been trending amongst developers over the past few days. So Amazon.com’s announcement that Oracle Database 11g will be available as a part of Amazon RDS is either great timing or was already expected. Amazon Web Services users will be able to transfer existing Oracle licenses, buy new licenses or, interestingly, pay an hourly licensing fee instead of buying a license.Here’s how the licensing fees break down:“Bring Your Own License” – (BYOL) – Customers with existing Oracle Database licenses can apply them to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges.On-Demand Database Instances (DB Instances) – This pay-by-the-hour licensing option requires no pre-existing licenses, up-front fees, or long-term commitments to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS. Customers pay a simple, hourly rate per RDS Database Instance running Oracle Database 11g. The hourly rate depends upon the Oracle Database edition and DB Instance size option selected. Reserved DB Instances – Reserved DB Instances allow customers to make a low, one-time payment for each DB Instance and in turn receive the option to run that DB Instance at a significant discount on the ongoing hourly usage charge. Both one-year and three-year reservation terms will be available.Oracle already offers its own hosted solution called Oracle On Demand, and support for Amazon RDS using Oracle will actually come from the On Demand team.The metered software angle is interesting. MorphLabs has been doing this with Zend Server for a couple of months now. However, the metered use, “pay as you go” model has been mostly applied to server resources until now. It will be interesting to see if this catches on for platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service providers.Amazon RDS already offers MySQL, so Oracle is a logical extension. But it’s impossible not to see this move as a response to Salesforce.com’s Database.com service. According to Amazon.com’s announcement: “With support for the Oracle Database engine, Amazon RDS will streamline database administration for multiple editions of Oracle Database 11g Release 2, freeing up developers to spend more time on the differentiating parts of their applications rather than the muck of maintaining and scaling their database infrastructure.”That sounds an awful lot like Database.com’s value proposition.In addition to Database.com, AWS RDS competes with several other cloud database providers. Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley klint finley According to Analytics Monk the terms “oracle aws” and “amazon rds” have been trending amongst developers over the past few days. So Amazon.com’s announcement that Oracle Database 11g will be available as a part of Amazon RDS is either great timing or was already expected. Amazon Web Services users will be able to transfer existing Oracle licenses, buy new licenses or, interestingly, pay an hourly licensing fee instead of buying a license.Here’s how the licensing fees break down:“Bring Your Own License” – (BYOL) – Customers with existing Oracle Database licenses can apply them to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges.On-Demand Database Instances (DB Instances) – This pay-by-the-hour licensing option requires no pre-existing licenses, up-front fees, or long-term commitments to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS. Customers pay a simple, hourly rate per RDS Database Instance running Oracle Database 11g. The hourly rate depends upon the Oracle Database edition and DB Instance size option selected. Reserved DB Instances – Reserved DB Instances allow customers to make a low, one-time payment for each DB Instance and in turn receive the option to run that DB Instance at a significant discount on the ongoing hourly usage charge. Both one-year and three-year reservation terms will be available.Oracle already offers its own hosted solution called Oracle On Demand, and support for Amazon RDS using Oracle will actually come from the On Demand team.The metered software angle is interesting. MorphLabs has been doing this with Zend Server for a couple of months now. However, the metered use, “pay as you go” model has been mostly applied to server resources until now. It will be interesting to see if this catches on for platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service providers.Amazon RDS already offers MySQL, so Oracle is a logical extension. But it’s impossible not to see this move as a response to Salesforce.com’s Database.com service. According to Amazon.com’s announcement: “With support for the Oracle Database engine, Amazon RDS will streamline database administration for multiple editions of Oracle Database 11g Release 2, freeing up developers to spend more time on the differentiating parts of their applications rather than the muck of maintaining and scaling their database infrastructure.”That sounds an awful lot like Database.com’s value proposition.In addition to Database.com, AWS RDS competes with several other cloud database providers. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, April 2 2011

first_imgTags:#Events Guide#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ReadWrite Sponsors We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

LG Bows Out Of Making New Android Nexus Devices For Google

first_imgElectronics maker LG is not in the running to make a new flagship Nexus device for Google’s next version of its Android operating system.LG, which made the Nexus 4 flagship for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, was rumored to be the manufacturer of the follow up “Nexus 5.” Apaprently, that will not be the case. Speaking to Dutch technology publication, All About Phones, LG’s VP of mobile in Europe, Won Kim, said, “The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google. However we do not need such a marketing success again.”*The LG Nexus 4 was plagued by production delays after being released in the fall of 2012 with many customers not receiving their devices until months after ordering. The budget-friendly ($299 for 8 GB version through Google Play) Nexus 4 met high demand for both its consumer-friendly price and top-of-the-line specs. Kim also said that LG has no plans on releasing a Nexus-branded version of its current flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro. Samsung and Google announced a Nexus version of the Galaxy S4 that will hit the market later this summer featuring “stock” Android and not Samsung’s TouchWiz skin overlay. HTC is also rumored to be making a Nexus version of its critically acclaimed One smartphone, rumored to be release this summer.LG announced today that it would produce a white version of the Nexus 4, available first in Hong Kong before shipping to the rest of the world. *Translated from original Dutch via Google Translate. Tags:#Android#Google#LG The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts dan rowinskicenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Usain Bolt wins 200m at IAAF Grand Prix

first_imgA bout of flu failed to prevent world record holder Usain Bolt from cruising to an easy victory over European champion Christophe Lemaitre in the 200 meters at the Areva Diamond League athletics meeting here.The Jamaican sprinter clocked 20.03 seconds, well adrift of his record of 19.19 set at the 2009 world championships in Berlin, but enough to outclass Lemaitre of France, who finished second in 20.21.”It was just one of those days,” Bolt said. “I was not feeling good because of a flu, but at the end of the day, I decided to run and could win.”Bolt came out of the curve with the lead and eased off in the last 50 meters.”Overall it was an OK race,” Bolt said. “I ran the first part very hard. Then I just came into the straight, made sureI was leading, and I kind of backed off a little bit.” The start in the 200 was delayed by 15 minutes because of a technical problem with the timing.That hitch however did not affect Bolt’s mood. The triple Olympic champion pointed his index finger at the camera as the stadium’s speaker blasted ‘Everybody needs somebody to love’ by the Blues Brothers. “It was a little bit too long,” Bolt said of the delay.”It’s never good to stand out and just wait. The wind picked up, it started to get cold. For me, it wasn’t a good thing. I’m just happy I got through it injury free.”After the meet was over, Bolt jogged a bit and was massaged by a physio on a table just behind the finish line while sending some text messages. “The flu is going away, I’ll be all right,” he said.advertisementBolt has been working on his technique lately and will defend his world titles next month in Daegu, South Korea.In the 110 hurdles, Olympic champion Dayron Robles of Cuba dipped his chest to beat U.S. champion David Oliver in a photo finish.Robles led from the start but Oliver made a strong comeback at the halfway stage to put pressure on the Cuban hurdler as both crossed the line in 13.09.World champion Caster Semenya of South Africa won the women’s 800 in 2:00.18.”It’s a little bit upsetting,” Semenya said about her time. “I cannot worry about the time, the most important thing about Daegu is to win, getting back to the podium.””I will compete also in China at the World University Games, that will be my time trials before Daegu.”Semenya, who is trying to rediscover her form after missing 11 months of competition because of a gender controversy, was at the back of the pack after the first lap, but she quickly made up ground to lead after 600 meters, pulling away in the home stretch. Halima Hachlaf of Morocco took second in 2:00.60.Meanwhile, Christina Obergfoell, Yargelis Savigne, Zuzana Hejnova and Meseret Defar set world-leading marks this season in the women’s events.Olympic bronze medalist Obergfoell of Germany won the javelin event with a throw of 68.01 meters at her first attempt, while world champion Savigne of Cuba leapt 14.99 to beat Ukraine’s Olha Saladukha in the triple jump.”I knew I can achieve a good mark but did not expect 68 meters,” Obergfoell said. “So I am more than satisfied. I think 68 will be enough for a medal in Daegu and that is also my goal.”Hejnova of the Czech Republic ran 53.29 in the 400 hurdles in which Olympic and world champion Melaine Walker of Jamaica only finished fifth in 55.06.Defar eased to victory in the 5,000 with a time of 14:29.52 to beat fellow Ethiopian Sentayehu Ejigu who came in second.Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago stunned Jamaican sprinters Kerron Stewart and Veronica Campbell-Brown in the women’s 100. Baptiste ran 10.91 to edge Campbell-Brown into second with 10.95 and Olympic runner-up Stewart into third with 11.04.Christopher Brown of the Bahamas overtook Belgian runner Jonathan Borlee in the home stretch to win the men’s 400 in 44.94.American Jeremy Wariner, who took Olympic gold in 2004 and silver in 2008, finished fourth in 45.50 while South African amputee Oscar Pistorius was fifth in 45.84, failing to reach the 45.25 time that would automatically qualify him for the worlds.The Areva Meeting is the eighth leg in the Diamond League circuit. The next leg is the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on Sunday.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

a month ago​Gudmunsson close to Burnley return

first_img​Gudmunsson close to Burnley returnby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJohann Berg Gudmundsson is getting closer to making his Burnley return.Manager Sean Dyche believes that Gudmundsson should soon be available after recording from a calf problem.He suffered the injury against Wolves at the end of August and has not played since.But Dyche believes that a week of training could be enough for him to play in their next Premier League game.”It’s yes and no with Johann,” Dyche said when asked if the winger was ready to return by reporters.”Yes, physically he’s fit, but no in the sense he’s had three or four weeks with hardly any training time.”So I’ve spoken to him and assured him we believe in what he’s doing, he’s really fit and his eye is in, but he needs a good week’s training, to get back to training every day and making sure his body is right.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more