From the number of dishes to the size of the guest list, weddings in Jammu and Kashmir will now have to be conducted as per government rules.Lavish weddings have been under the scanner, leading to new regulations being announced on Tuesday. The move, however, drew flak from civil society.The government has asked people to “cook only seven non-vegetarian and seven vegetarian dishes in marriages with two stalls of sweets or fruits.” Kashmir has more than 12 dishes in Wazwan (traditional cuisine), and Jammu is known for an array of vegetarian dishes.The bride’s family may invite a maximum of 500 guests, while the guest list for the groom’s family should stop at 400.For functions like the ring ceremony of son, daughter and other small events, the number of guests can top 100, according to the government order, to be implemented by Deputy Commissioners.“Big gatherings often block roads due to wrong parking and create [traffic] jams,” the order says.Using lessMinister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said, “The order was issued after the department received complaints and representations, both from civil as well as social organisations regarding injudicious use of essential commodities and exuberant expenditures made in public and private functions.”The government has also directed that leftover, uncooked or surplus food should be provided to the needy.“There shall be a complete ban on use of big generator set, high pitch sound amplifiers, loudspeakers, decks, profuse lighting, and bursting of crackers in social as well as government functions,” Mr. Ali explained.No dry fruit boxesThe government has also banned the popular practice of sending dry fruit boxes to guests along with the wedding invitations.
NAGPUR: The Chhattisgarh unit of the Congress party denied rumours of change in its leadership and claimed status quo would be maintained. Speculation was rife in the State after B.K. Hariprasad, AICC general secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh, tendered his resignation on Monday owning moral responsibility for the party’s dismal performance in the Odisha civic polls. The resignation triggered talks of Mr. Hariprasad being replaced by Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik. When Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Commitee president Bhupesh Baghel flew to Delhi to meet party leaders on Tuesday, there were rumours of him being replaced too. Some quarters also predicted a possible return of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi almost nine months after he quit the Congress to form his own party.However, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi put all speculation to rest by refusing to accept Mr. Hariprasad’s resignation on Wednesday. Chhattisgarh Congress spokesperson R.P. Singh said, “Mr. Hariprsad was asked to continue in his post after an hour-long meeting in Delhi on Wednesday with Mr. Gandhi. Mr. Baghel and senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra also attended the meeting. Mr. Gandhi made it clear that there was no question of Mr. Baghel’s removal.” On Wednesday night, on his return from Delhi, Mr. Baghel was given a rousing welcome by supporters at Raipur airport. Mr. Baghel asked party workers to ignore rumours in the media and on social media platforms. However, a senior Congress leader revealed on the condition of anonymity that the State leadership and Mr. Hariprasad could be replaced with new faces once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned to India.He said, “The changes may not be Chhattisgarh centric. After the Uttar Pradesh election results, there might be new faces in many States. Mr. Hariprasad could not have been replaced in the absence of the Congress president. The status quo will be maintained until her return and the party in Chhattisgarh and other States could see a change of guard.” The speculation about Mr. Jogi’s possible return to the Congress also was fuelled by his trip to Delhi. Mr. Singh said the party had planned to file a criminal case against Mr. Jogi and would not take him back again. “The AICC had asked the State Congress to file a criminal case against Mr. Jogi in the Antagad tape scandal. Our party believes that he was involved in a criminal conspiracy against the party. He has admitted that he won’t return. There is only one party Mr. Jogi can go to and that is the BJP. He is a close friend of Chief Minister Raman Singh.” Mr. Jogi also ruled out any possibility of his return. “Ajit Jogi doesn’t look back. I have nothing to do with that party [the Congress]. It is not possible,” Mr. Jogi told reporters at Raipur airport on Wednesday night after returning from Delhi.Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and Leader of the Opposition T.S.Singh Deo said he would quit politics if Mr. Jogi returned to the Congress. “I don’t think he will return, but the party high command takes all the decisions. It is not possible for me to work along with him,” Mr. Singh Deo told reporters in Ambikapur.
Separatist groups fear that categorising Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as “a global terrorist” may “drift militancy in a different direction in Kashmir as the decision has the potential to shrink space for pro-dialogue groups, too.”In an interview to The Hindu, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed apprehensions that the U.S.’ move has “far alarming ramifications” internally in Kashmir.“Indigenous militant outfits here never linked up with global terror and worked around the Kashmir issue. My fear is that militancy can drift in a different direction as any wrong branding of forces will pave way for those forces who completely reject the international system. Unfortunately, the U.S. decision will be responsible for this.”Committed to dialogueCondemning the U.S. stand on Salahuddin, who also heads the United Jehad Council (UJC) that comprises around 13 militant outfits and is based in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the Mirwaiz said the Hurriyat commitment to dialogue and its position on seeking U.S. intervention “will stay the same.”“However, I fear the new U.S. position may shrink space for those canvassing for dialogue processes in the J&K,” he added.The Mirwaiz said hostility between India and Pakistan, and Srinagar and New Delhi had “reached a new level.”“The militaristic position taken by India on the Kashmir issue pushes south Asia to the brink of a nuclear war. In this situation, the U.S. has to take more pragmatic decisions.”
Narayani Devi, whose son, Vijay Singh Thakur, is accused of killing assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma leading a demolition drive against illegal construction, began her day early on Friday, digging deep into the rubble of the guesthouse named after her to try and salvage what she could. The slender elderly woman, dressed in a salwar kameez and wearing slippers, rifled through the debris of plywood, brick and mortar, picking up pieces of her life as it were, stopping occasionally to tell those engaged in bringing down the floors to be careful. Narayani Devi had earlier said her son had lost his mental balance as he couldn’t see their guesthouse being demolished.“He had spent a lot of money on the guest house. He borrowed money to expand it. He was spending money on lawyers’ fees… He was mentally upset for past 2-3 months and was on medication for this,” Ms. Devi said.When her son was brought to the site under heavy police escort late afternoon, her eyes turned moist. “I still don’t think that he could have shot anyone,” she kept saying.The accused’s children and wife restricted themselves inside a portion of the guest house where they live as demolition continued on Friday. Ms. Devi said that Thakur’s children were under acute stress and did not attend school for few days.
The CRPF has opened a help desk at the railway station here to facilitate pilgrims going to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. Named ‘Madadgaar’ (helper), the desk has been set up at platform number one at Jammu-Tawi Railway Station and would provide all kind of guidance to pilgrims coming from various parts of the country, Public Relations Officer of CRPF Ashish Kumar Jha said. He said the help desk would remain functional round-the-clock and two personnel of the force would be available to pilgrims for assistance. Jha, who is also commandant of the 166th battalion CRPF, said all kinds of information pertaining to the pilgrimage would be available at the desk, ranging from base camps, stay arrangements, routes, medical facilities and climatic condition. Given the interest of the people in the radio frequency identification tag to track Amarnath-bound vehicles, he said personnel of the force are briefing pilgrims about the new initiative of the state. This year, the CRPF also has introduced a special motorcycle squad keeping in view the security of pilgrims. Some of these specially designed motorcycles are fixed with life-saving equipment and could also double as “small ambulances”, carrying one person at a time besides the rider who is carrying CCTV camera attached to his helmet.
Two militants were killed in an operation of security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Sunday morning.”Based on a credible input about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched early morning at Rebban area of Zainapora in Shopian. The search party was fired upon by the hiding militants. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. Two militants were killed,” said the police spokesman.The police said both the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. “Their identities are being ascertained,” the spokesman added.The police said incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.
A student of the Aligarh Muslim University was on Friday booked for allegedly posting an objectionable tweet on the soldiers who died in the Pulwama suicide attack. Basim Hilal, a mathematics student at the university, allegedly posted on Twitter, “How’s the Jaish? Great Sir,” in apparent reference to a dialogue from the film Uri, which is based on the surgical strikes conducted by the army in 2016.A case was registered against the student, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, at Civil Lines police station in Aligarh.SSP Aligarh Akash Kulhary said the student has been booked under Section 153A of the IPC, which deals with promoting enimity between different groups, and relevant clauses of the IT Act.The student has also been suspended from the varsity, said its spokesperson Omar Saleem Peerzad.“We’ve come to know of the highly objectionable tweet. Taking immediate cognizance he has been suspended by AMU administration. We won’t let the University be discredited. We’ve zero tolerance,” he told reporters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Amethi, the home turf of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on February 27, a BJP leader said on February 19. The Prime Minister is likely to visit the ordnance factory in Munshiganj in Amethi and later address a public meeting, BJP’s convenor of Amethi Lok Sabha constituency Rajesh Agrahari said. The Prime Minister may also inaugurate and lay foundation stones for various projects, Mr. Agrahari said.
An FIR has been filed against BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ravinder Raina and another party leader in a ‘bribery’ case and for violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during a press conference on May 2 in Ladakh’s Leh district.An official told The Hindu that the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh, directed the police on Wednesday to lodge an FIR on the alleged attempt by the BJP leaders to bribe scribes.Besides a complaint lodged with the police by members of the Press Club, Leh, an application on violation of the MCC was also filed by Congress candidate Rigzin Spalbar.Earlier, District Election Officer Avny Lavasa, in an inquiry report, said: “Perusal and consideration of the material on record reveals prima facie commission of non-cognizable offences punishable under Section 171E and 171F RPC warranting investigation.”The party has denied the allegations. It said envelopes were carrying invitations for a rally in Leh.
An Indian court has formally charged Shashi Tharoor, one of India’s most prominent politicians, for abetting his wife Sunanda Puskhar’s suicide, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday. Vikas Pahwa said Tharoor had been ordered to attend a preliminary hearing on July 7.Read it at CNN Related Items
The chairman of an iconic Hindu temple in Singapore was removed from the post following an 11-month investigation into charges of “severe mismanagement” of operations.Sivakadacham was dismissed as the chairman and trustee of the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, a century-old temple on Serangoon Road in Little India, on Aug. 6. He has also been prohibited from taking any active part as a board member, trustee or key member in any forthcoming charity, the Commissioner of Charities (COC) said. Sivakadacham worked as a treasurer of the temple and became the chairman in 2016.The investigation, which opened last year, showed that 823 “uncrossed cheques” amounting to SG$1.5 million were issued by the temple from January 2011 to July 2014, and that several of them were exchanged for cash at the temple. As many as 45 cheques worth over SG$ 227,000 were given to people who were not the intended recipients, the Straits Times reported.“The COC is satisfied that there has been mismanagement in the administration of the Charity for which Siva was responsible for or privy to or have by his conduct contributed to or facilitated,” the government agency said.“Any negative conduct within the charity sector can bring about serious damage and erode public trust in our charities. Hence, we cannot tolerate mismanagement or misconduct in the administration of charities,” Charities Commissioner, Dr Ang Hak Seng, said in a statement.The operations and daily services at the temple will not be affected and will continue as usual, the COC said. The temple, built in 1881, is dedicated to goddess Kali.The CoC had initiated an inquiry into the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple on Aug.22, 2017. Sivakadacham was suspended by the COC from the post of chairman and trustee in April 2018. An investigation found “severe lack of care and prudence” by the board members who acted as guardians of the temple’s charitable assets between January 2011 to 2014, Seng had said then. Temple Secretary Ratha Krishnan Selvakumar was also expelled from his position, as his criminal history did not make him eligible to hold the office under the Charities Act.The investigation indicated that internal controls were non-existent during the time period under probe, resulting in mismanagement and affecting the temple’s financial assets.Sivakadacham has been replaced by Ernst & Young partner Shekaran K. Krishnan, who was appointed by the COC in April, the publication reported. It also cited the temple management committee as saying that proper board governance and inner controls have been installed at the temple. Related ItemsHinduismSingapore
View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Buoniconti is thinking about calling for a ban on “Little League football” and perhaps extending it through high school. He fears that the hitting inherent in the game is too dangerous for kids, even if no concussions have been sustained.Buoniconti is not speaking for the Miami Project, for which he has raised nearly a half-billion dollars for research into the treatment of spinal cord and brain injuries. That organization, founded in 1985, has not taken a stand on including such a discussion in its efforts.“This is my personal opinion, I don’t even have any evidence to suggest that is what happens with children who play football,” Buoniconti says. “It’s just my opinion that children playing football, continually hitting their head, whether it is concussion or repetitive hitting, is detrimental to their health.”While acknowledging that helmet manufacturers are trying to develop safer equipment, Buoniconti finds that a losing battle.“No matter what you do, you are always going to hit the head,” he says. “The head leads the body and no matter how you try to protect the head, it’s just the type of game where the velocity is just too fast and people are too strong, and there is nothing they can do to really protect the brain. The equipment just doesn’t exist.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Buoniconti has written a book titled “Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph.” He notes that it was both a painful and uplifting exercise to tell his life story. The book discusses his family’s fund and the advances the Miami Project has made through the decades in the search to find a cure for paralysis.And now, perhaps, Buoniconti has another cause toward which he could devote his unflagging energy.“Just think about it,” he says, “the brain of a child is in the earliest developmental stages at this time in their life. (It is) the most critical and important time of their brain development and they are repetitively hitting their head constantly day in and day out. I believe over a longer run, they are going to find out that it is not just concussion that causes brain damage, just that repetitive hitting of the head over and over again is also causing damage.“So I would like to start the conversation of thinking about that type of research to try to understand early childhood development of brain function, whether or not this impact is really going to cause damage. Because I think someone is going to have to stand between the player and the field, especially with these children, and I would like to start that conversation about doing that type of research to protect our kids.”Buoniconti will host the 32nd annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to honor the Miami Project, part of the Miami Miller School of Medicine, in New York on Monday night. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games League-leading Ateneo rises to 4-0, keeps UE winless As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, have significant cognitive issues in recent years, Marc Buoniconti is adamant that children should not play football.“For me, my opinion has changed 180 degrees,” Buoniconti told The Associated Press. “Years ago I would always tell people that absolutely I will let my son get on the field, play football; I love football. The things you learn at football — the teamwork, the camaraderie, learning how to win, how to lose, the practice, the discipline — everything is so important that you learn in football that you can apply to your life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was amazing for me what I learned on the football field was so instrumental when I went to the Citadel because of all I had to go through there with all that training and discipline that it really prepared me.“But the more I learned about concussion through the research, through the experience of my father, I honestly can no longer tell parents that their loved ones should play football. I just can’t do it in my heart.” LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 photo, Marc Buoniconti talks during an interview in New York. On the right is a photograph of the former Citadel player with his father, Nick Buoniconti. Buoniconti wants to see youth football banned. A former college player who was paralyzed during a game and now a spokesman for the Miami Project, Buoniconti believes children’s brains are put in jeopardy with every hit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK — A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned.He hasn’t always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view.ADVERTISEMENT
BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View comments
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Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Just a week removed from its first win, GlobalPort continued to show it’s more than just a one trick pony after humbling Blackwater, 101-76, for its second straight win Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT More than the stellar offensive outburst, Jarencio celebrated the way the team has been playing defense as GlobalPort once again held the opposition below 80 points.“We hit our target, which is to hold them to 80 points below. That’s always been our target,” he said. “We just told the players that they have to play good defense all the way and this is the result of that.”Mac Belo carried the load for Blackwater with 17 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, but his efforts went down the drain as the Elite succumbed to their second straight defeat and fell to a 2-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The Batang Pier blew the game wide open with a big second quarter surge then led by as as high 31 points numerous times in the fourth frame and never let the Elite come within 20 points.After Globalport nailed 11 of 17 attempts from three in the first half, it was it easy for the boys of coach Pido Jarencio to come away with their second straight victory and level their record at 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSean Anthony shot 6-of-10 from downtown en route to a 22-point performance, all but one coming in the first half, that went with seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals.Stanley Pringle also added 17 markers, 11 boards, and five dimes, while Kelly Nabong got 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists for Batang Pier, who shot a 13-of-29 from three in total. View comments MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities SBP targets bigger audience, brings Fiba 3×3 World Cup to PH Arena 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 BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes up for a dunk as Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-91 on Friday night.Antetokounmpo returned after sitting out two games to manage chronic pain in his right knee. He sealed it late, dribbling between his legs before hitting a jumper over Quincy Acy and drawing a foul. Antetokounmpo made the free throw, and hit a 3-pointer on the next possession.ADVERTISEMENT Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks in their second game since coach Jason Kidd was fired Monday. They also beat the Nets for the ninth consecutive time.DeMarre Carroll and D’Angelo Russell had 14 points apiece for Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMilwaukee built a 26-point first-half lead. Brooklyn, which had just 35 points at the half, scored 37 in the third quarter and got within seven points late in the period.The Nets, coming off a one-point loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, struggled offensively throughout the first half, connecting on just 26 percent of their shots, including 4 of 20 from 3-point range. Milwaukee led 58-35 at the half. The Bucks opened on a 16-2 run and led 33-15 after the quarter, led by Antetokounmpo with 11 points.TROUBLE FOR BROWNPolice officers used a stun gun on Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a pharmacy parking lot. “It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now,” Brown said before the game. Brown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face. Officers contacted a man believed to be Brown after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown, coach Joe Prunty said: “We believe it will be resolved quickly.” Brown entered the game midway through the first quarter.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn shot just 22 percent in the first quarter, including 2 of 13 from 3-point range. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson limped off the court midway the second quarter with a strained right groin and didn’t return. … Brooklyn made buzzer-beating 3-pointers at the end of the first and second quarters.Bucks: G Malcolm Brogdon missed the game due to right calf soreness. … Former Milwaukee player Vin Baker has been hired as an assistant coach. Baker most recently served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Bucks telecasts and served as a volunteer coaching assistant. … Milwaukee Brewers players Josh Hader, Brett Phillips and Jacob Barnes sat courtside.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavaliers past Pacers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Nets: At Minnesota on Saturday night.Bucks: At Chicago on Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending 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 Read Next View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
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UAAP Wednesday games to push through Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Facing a deficit that even the strongest teams can’t overcome, the Busmen were knocked out of the competition after a 1-1 draw with Istiklol of Tajikistan in the second leg of the inter zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here. A 0-4 loss away in Dushanbe three weeks ago meant the Busmen fell 1-5 on aggregate and sent Istiklol to the inter zone finals where it will face either Bengaluru of India or 4.25 of North Korea. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingReturning from suspension, Spanish defender Super Herrera gave Ceres a glimmer of hope with a header off a corner in the 34th minute. But Dimitri Barkov pulled a goal back for the visitors just before the break, leaving the Busmen with an even tougher climb.Still, it was an impressive run for the Busmen after they survived a tough group stage and ousted former champion Johor Darul Ta’zim in the Asean zonal semifinals. The Busmen became the ASEAN representatives in the inter zonal semifinals after stunning Home United of Singapore in the zonal finals. It also meant that the Busmen were one of the six teams remaining in the competition that initially started with 52 clubs from 29 countries. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “Emotions are empty,” said midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We left it all there on the pitch. It was a good game from us with the 1-1 but we knew after the 4-0 in Dushanbe that it was going to be tough. We needed a miracle.”The Busmen set out with a more attack minded formation with coach Risto Vidakovic going with three at the back. The home side still enjoyed plenty of possession but hardly created a clear cut chance early on. Herrera found the breakthrough off a corner from Manny Ott, but Istiklol also looked threatening with Roland Muller needing to produce some fine saves to keep the Busmen in the tie. Barkov snuffed the life out of the comeback with an instinctive strike inside the box just before the halftime whistle. “I’m sad and disappointed,” said Schrock. “But we showed that we deserved to be in this competition.”ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros’ historic AFC Cup run came to an end last Tuesday night at the hands of a big, strong and organized side from Central Asia. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments