IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils to be without Angelo Mathews for better part of the season

Apart from hamstring injury, Angelo Mathews’ return will be delayed by calf strain. (Source: Reuters/File) Apart from hamstring injury, Angelo Mathews’ return will be delayed by calf strain. (Source: Reuters/File)

The Delhi Daredevils are unlikely to get the services of Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews for the better part of IPL as he is yet to recover fully from his hamstring injury.

Mathews is not a part of the Sri Lankan T20 side that will host Bangladesh in a two-match T20 series starting April 4 in Colombo.

Apart from hamstring injury, Mathews’ return will be delayed by calf strain.

“At this stage I think I can say Angelo will not play the T20s,” SLC cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha told ESPN Cricinfo.

“The IPL will be affected because he has to wait for the physio and the trainer to give him the green light. He has to be 100 percent fit. Angelo has to make that call with the physio, because if he’s not 100 percent fit, we will not let him go.”

SLC is reluctant to release Mathews unless he has fully recovered because they would like him to be available for the Champions Trophy in the UK in June.

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Frequent campus clashes: College polls may be delayed as wary govt plans tough steps

FREQUENT CLASHES between students’ wings of political parties in educational institutes in several parts of the country has made the state government wary of re-introducing student elections, said sources. College-level student elections, which were supposed to restart from the academic year 2017-18, may be delayed by a year, said a senior government official. The recently-amended Maharashtra Public Universities Act mandates that student elections be held at college and university levels, to encourage student participation in decision making. While the Act came to force on March 1, the statutes for student elections are yet be announced.

The official said that owing to the volatile political environment in campuses across the country, the government was deliberating on stringent measures for the elections and the deliberations could result in a delay. “We are seeking inputs from several stakeholders and looking at election guidelines in other prominent universities in the country. We are also consulting the Lyngdoh Committee’s recommendations,” said the official.

Pointing out that the statutes will be designed in a way that leaves little room for chaos on campuses, the official said, “The elections should not disrupt academic activities, which is the focus of any educational institute.” To increase transparency, one of the measures being deliberated is to do away with ballot booths. Students could cast their votes through their mobile phones. Another measure in consideration is reducing the campaigning period to avoid unprecedented violence. He added that the elections for the senate and other governing bodies will begin in the upcoming academic year, but college-level open elections will be delayed. While state Education Minister Vinod Tawde said he was committed to bringing the elections from the coming academic year, he refused to comment on when the statutes would be released.

Meanwhile, some principals too, expressed nervousness over student elections. “Elections are necessary for students because they can learn about leadership. However, there are inhibitions. Given the current situation in other colleges, there is a scare that violence could break out even on a campus like Xavier’s,” said Agnelo Menezes, principal, St Xavier’s College. Student organisations, which are busy preparing for the elections, said they were anxious for the statutes. “The government should have released the statutes and the code of conduct by now, so we have enough time to prepare ourselves,” said Santosh Gangurde, vice-president of the student wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

The Maharashtra Public Universities Act, which was passed in the Winter Session of the Assembly in December last year, will bring back student elections to all non-agricultural universities in the state for the first time after they were banned in 1994. The government had banned elections following a murder of an NSUI candidate Owen D’souza. D’souza, district president of NSUI, was stabbed 64 times by unidentified assailants in Jitendra Chouhan College of Law inside Mithibai College on October 5, 1989.

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Full rollout of Android Wear 2.0 delayed by bug

Google appears to be having more issues with Android Wear 2.0. The updated smartwatch operating system was originally expected to release at the end of 2016 but was delayed until this year. Following the official launch last month, Google has now admitted the wider rollout for older Android Wear devices is being pushed back.

The reason for the delay is an undisclosed bug that was discovered during the final testing phase of Android 2.0. No specifics have been released, but it must have been quite serious if the firm decided to delay the release.

When Google officially launched Android 2.0 on February 8, it announced that the first watches to come with the OS would be LG’s Watch Style and Watch Sport, both of which were designed in collaboration with Google. At the time, the company said the 2.0 update would be rolling out to older devices “in the coming weeks.”

In addition to announcing the delay, Google said it was now rolling out Android 2.0 to three newer smartwatches: The Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10, and Tag Heuer Connected. It should arrive on these devices by April 4 at the latest.

“For other devices, the update is currently being delayed due to a bug found in final testing. We will push the update to the remaining devices as soon as the issue is resolved,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

9to5Google has a full list of watches that will eventually get the Android Wear 2.0 update, which includes the ZenWatch and Moto 360.
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Rs 12 lakh crore lost because you delayed GST: Veerappa Moily

Veerappa Moily (File Photo) Veerappa Moily (File Photo)

Senior Congress member Veerappa Moily alleged in Lok Sabha Wednesday that India has lost Rs 12 lakh crore during the delay in implementation of GST due to opposition from the BJP when the UPA government was in power. Moily, who initiated the discussion on four GST bills, said that the reform measure was only “a small baby step forward” and not “a game changer”, as it had been projected to be by the Narendra Modi regime. He said seven to eight years had passed since the Manmohan Singh government had sought to bring the GST Bill.

However, “some parties then felt it should be halted due to reasons best known to them”. The delay had cost the country around Rs 1.5 lakh crore a year, he said, placing the total loss at Rs 12 lakh crore. “In our political gamble, we do not see the interest of the people,” said the former Union minister. “Rajya Sabha has been deliberately avoided, which goes contrary to the statements made by the finance minister. It is perhaps the biggest theft in federal finances.”

He told the finance minister that as “a representative of the Council of States”, “he should not forget that”. “Finance Minister, you are denying yourself your own right… History will definitely reveal the kind of deprivation caused to the federal concept and structure of this great nation. According to me, if they [Rajya Sabha members] have some pride left, they should all resign.”

Moily was critical of the Modi government for “too many taxes” under the proposed GST system, which in his view did not reflect the original spirit behind the new tax regime. “The one-nation, one-tax concept is only a myth,” Moily said. “There are too many rates, cesses”. The proposed GST regime, Moily said, will be a technological nightmare and the anti-profiteering provisions in it were far too draconian. He maintained that the the real estate sector “generates lot of black money”. “It is very unfortunate that the sector was not brought under the ambit of GST,” he said. He said “preparation for implementation has not been done to the satisfaction of authorities concerned, whether of the states or the Centre”. Small businessmen and traders must be made to understand the nuances of the new law, he said.

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