WATCH: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls for expulsion of Iran from UN women’s rights body

File image of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. AP

New Delhi: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called for the expulsion of Iran from the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission.

“It is not sustainable for a country that continues to so brutally attack the rights of women to belong to a pre-eminent global body dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment,” she said.

Notably, New Zealand sits on ECOSOC, the UN body with the power to remove Iran from the commission.

Iran protests

Protests erupted in Iran erupted after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on 16 September. She died in a hospital following her arrest by the controversial morality police which is responsible for upholding Iran’s mandatory hijab law.

Security forces have struggled to contain the protests, which started with women taking to the streets and burning their hijab headscarves and which have evolved into a broader campaign to end the Islamic republic founded in 1979.

With inputs from agencies

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WATCH: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls for expulsion of Iran from UN women’s rights body

File image of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. AP

New Delhi: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called for the expulsion of Iran from the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission.

“It is not sustainable for a country that continues to so brutally attack the rights of women to belong to a pre-eminent global body dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment,” she said.

Notably, New Zealand sits on ECOSOC, the UN body with the power to remove Iran from the commission.

Iran protests

Protests erupted in Iran erupted after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on 16 September. She died in a hospital following her arrest by the controversial morality police which is responsible for upholding Iran’s mandatory hijab law.

Security forces have struggled to contain the protests, which started with women taking to the streets and burning their hijab headscarves and which have evolved into a broader campaign to end the Islamic republic founded in 1979.

With inputs from agencies

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Prithvi Shaw, Umesh Yadav and others share cryptic post after being ignored for New Zealand and Bangladesh series

Prithvi Shaw didn’t find a place in any of the squads despite the fact that he has been in brilliant form across formats in the domestic circuit.


Prithvi Shaw was ignored by the India selectors for series against Bangladesh and New Zealand. Twitter @ICC

The BCCI on Monday announced the squads for the upcoming tours of New Zealand and Bangladesh, however, the selectors once again ignored opening batter Prithvi Shaw, who has been in terrific form in the domestic circuit.

India are set to play three T20Is and as many ODIs in New Zealand in a tour that will start on November 13. After this, the Men in Blue will travel to Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests in December.

Notably, Shaw didn’t find a place in any of the squads despite the fact that he has been in brilliant form across formats in the domestic circuit. The opener accumulated 355 runs in six matches in Ranji Trophy and in seven matches in this Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he smashed 285 runs at 47.50 and at a strike rate of 191.27.

Meanwhile, a few minutes after the squads were announced, Shaw expressed his disappointment indirectly as he shared a cryptic story on Instagram with a picture of Sai Baba (Hindu God) and a caption that read, “Hope you are watching everything Sai Baba.”

Talking about Shaw’s exclusion during the press conference, chief selector Chetan Sharma said, “We are basically looking at Prithvi (Shaw). We are in constant touch with Prithvi. He is going well. He is doing nothing wrong at all. The thing is that we have to see whether the guys who are playing are also getting their chances. He will definitely get his chance. Selectors are in constant touch with Prithvi. He will get his chances very soon.”

Shaw, who made his debut for India in 2018, has only represented India in five Tests, six ODIs and one T20I. His last appearance for Team India came in July 2021 in the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka.

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WATCH: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern calls for Iran’s expulsion from UN women rights body

File image of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. AP

New Delhi: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called for the expulsion of Iran from the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission.

“It is not sustainable for a country that continues to so brutally attack the rights of women to belong to a pre-eminent global body dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment,” she said.

Notably, New Zealand sits on ECOSOC, the UN body with the power to remove Iran from the commission.

Iran protests

Protests erupted in Iran erupted after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on 16 September. She died in a hospital following her arrest by the controversial morality police which is responsible for upholding Iran’s mandatory hijab law.

Security forces have struggled to contain the protests, which started with women taking to the streets and burning their hijab headscarves and which have evolved into a broader campaign to end the Islamic republic founded in 1979.

With inputs from agencies

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Delhi Police raid homes of The Wire founders Siddharth Varadarajan, MK Venu; Mobile, laptops seized

‘The Wire’ founder Siddharth Varadarajan. Image: Wikipedia/Siddharth Varadarajan

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Monday carried out searches at the residences of The Wire’s founders Siddharth Varadarajan and MK Venu in the National Capital.

Delhi Police said that they have seized electronic devices like mobiles and laptops from the houses of Varadarajan, MK Venu, and others.

“No notice given to anyone & no inquiry has taken place today. Further investigation is going on and necessary steps will be taken,” the police added.

No arrests have been made in the case so far.

Delhi Police registered FIR against ‘The Wire’ on BJP’s Amit Malviya’s complaint that the website “forged documents with a view to malign & tarnish his reputation,” ANI reported.

Malviya filed complaints against Wire founders, top editors

Police had on Saturday filed an FIR against the news portal and its editors on a complaint by Malviya accusing the media outlet of “cheating and forgery” and “tarnishing” his reputation.

Malviya had on Friday said he would pursue criminal and civil proceedings against the portal over stories, since retracted, that insinuated that the BJP leader enjoyed the privilege on Meta platforms of having any post taken down that he believed was against the BJP’s interests.

Malviya’s complaint was filed with Delhi Police’s special commissioner (crime) against The Wire, its founding editors Siddharth Varadarajan, Sidharth Bhatia and M K Venu, deputy editor and executive news producer Jahnavi Sen, the Foundation for Independent Journalism and other unknown people.

The Wire has also filed a police complaint against its former consultant Devesh Kumar in connection with the story related to Malviya.

With inputs from agencies

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Iranian minister Rostam Qasemi called out over holiday images with unveiled girlified in Malaysia

The leaked images purportedly show top Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Rostam Qasemi holidaying with his unveiled girlfriend in Malaysia. Twitter/@IranIntl_En

New Delhi: Leaked images purportedly showing top Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Rostam Qasemi holidaying with his girlfriend in Malaysia have emerged on social media leading to massive outrage.

The leak comes as security forces continue to crack down on anti-hijab protests.

The purported images show Qasemi and his unveiled girlfriend getting pictures clicked together.

According to Iran International, the photos were clicked near Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur in 2011, two years after the death of Qasemi’s wife.

Notably, Qasemi is serving as the transport minister of Iran. He also played the main role in financing the Revolutionary Guards’ foreign unit Quds, Iran International reported.

Iran protests

Protests erupted in Iran erupted after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on 16 September. She died in a hospital following her arrest by the controversial morality police which is responsible for upholding Iran’s mandatory hijab law.

Security forces have struggled to contain the protests, which started with women taking to the streets and burning their hijab headscarves and which have evolved into a broader campaign to end the Islamic republic founded in 1979.

With inputs from agencies

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Morbi bridge collapse: PM Modi chairs high-level meeting, takes stock of relief & rescue operations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on the Morbi bridge collapse on 31 October 2022.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in Morbi at Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

On Sunday night, a suspension bridge collapse in Gujarat’s Morbi resulted in the death of over 130 people including 47 children.

“The PM was briefed on the rescue and relief operations that have been underway ever since the unfortunate mishap took place in Morbi,” an official statement said.

“All aspects relating to the tragedy were discussed,” it added.

The PM once again laid emphasis on ensuring that those affected get all possible assistance, the statement said.

The high-level meeting was attended by CM Bhupendra Patel, MoS Home Harsh Sanghavi, the Chief Secretary and DGP of Gujarat, along with other top officials including from the Home Department of the State and Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority.

PM Modi will visit Morbi on Tuesday.

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Pro Kabaddi 2022 Highlights: UP Yoddha beat Telugu Titans 43-24; Patna Pirates defeat Gujarat Giants 34-28

That’s all from our Live coverage of Pro Kabaddi matches on the night.

Results:

Patna Pirates 34-28 Gujarat Giants

UP Yoddha 43-24 Telugu Titans

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UP Yoddha 43-24 Telugu Titans Full time! K Hanumanthu picks the last point of the night for Telugu Titans but it’s UP Yoddha, who celebrate with a dominant win on the night.

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UP Yoddha 42-21 Telugu Titans In another sporadic show by the Telugu defence they take back-to-back points through tackles, including that of Pardeep Narwal again, but the game is certainly out of their reach as Gurdeep picks points for UP through raids.

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UP Yoddha 39-18 Telugu Titans Some consolatory points come Telugu Titans way after Mohit Pahal gained the side some momentum by tackling Pardeep Narwal.

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UP Yoddha 37-12 Telugu Titans Point spree of UP Yoddha continues as Ashu Singh puts out Mohit Pahal for Telugu Titans’ third all out of the night. Ashu then tackles Abhishek Singh right after to stretch lead further.

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UP Yoddha 33-12 Telugu Titans Pardeep and Surender picks points through raid while Sumit and Gurdeep star in the defence to stretch UP Yoddha’s lead further.

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UP Yoddha 26-12 Telugu Titans UP inflicts another all out on Telugu! After Surender Gill earned a touchpoint, Titans were left alone with Mohit Pahal. The solitary player earned a bonus point but was tackled by Gurdeep! The night belongs to UP Yoddha.

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UP Yoddha 21-11 Telugu Titans Some confidence for Telugu Titans defence as they earn points through super tackle! But they do give away a point to Yoddha as one of the Telugu Titans went out of the line.

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UP Yoddha 18-9 Telugu Titans Pardeep Narwal with a brilliant Dubki move to gain further two tackle points for UP Yoddha as Telugu Titans’ morale is down after the all out.

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UP Yoddha 16-8 Telugu Titans Titans are all out! Surender Gill takes out the remaining two defenders of Titans, along with two extra points for all out.

Virat Kohli privacy breach: ICC reacts after hotel employees shot video of Kohli’s room

Virat Kohli was furious over a video that was filmed inside his hotel room and shared on social media.


Virat Kohli was subjected to privacy intrusion in Perth. AP

The International Cricket Council (ICC) expressed its disappointment after star Indian batter Virat Kohli’s privacy was intruded on by an unidentified person in the hotel.

Kohli on Monday expressed shock at the “appalling” video of his Perth hotel room that surfaced on social media and said he was disappointed by the “fanaticism and absolute invasion of privacy.”

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Reacting to the shocking incident, the ICC said it was “incredibly disappointed by the gross invasion of privacy” that Kohli had faced.

“The ICC is incredibly disappointed by the gross invasion of privacy suffered by a member of the Indian traveling party at the Crown Perth, during their team’s pre-event preparation ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022,” said an ICC spokesperson.

“We continue to work with event hotels and security providers to ensure that this remains an isolated incident and player privacy is fully respected at all times.”

Earlier, Crown Perth, the hotel where the Indian men’s cricket team was staying for the T20 World Cup match against South Africa, issued an apology and took action against the individuals involved in breaching Kohli’s privacy.

The hotel also confirmed that the viral video of Kohli’s room was taken down from the social media handles of the individuals involved.

“The safety and privacy of our guests is our number one priority, and we are incredibly disappointed this incident has occurred. We unreservedly apologise to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident,” Crown said in a statement.

“We have zero tolerance for this behaviour, and it falls well below the standards we set for our team members and contractors.

“Crown has taken immediate steps to rectify the issue. The individuals involved have been stood down and removed from the Crown account, and the original video was swiftly removed from the social media platform,” it added.

“Crown is conducting an investigation with the third-party contractor and will take any further steps necessary to ensure an incident of this nature does not happen again.

“We are also co-operating with the Indian Cricket team and the International Cricket Council to convey our apologies and will continue to work with them as we progress the investigation,” the statement added.

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India squads for Bangladesh tour announced; Prithvi Shaw ignored, Yash Dayal gets maiden call up

The BCCI on Monday announced the Indian squads for the tour of Bangladesh, which will consist of two Tests and three ODIs. The Men in Blue will tour Bangladesh in the month of December 2022 after the completion of the ICC T20 World Cup and the New Zealand tour.

Notably, Rohit Sharma will lead India in both ODI and Tests, while KL Rahul will be his deputy. However, batter Prithvi Shaw, who has been in terrific form lately and also smashed his maiden T20 century during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match recently, has been ignored by the selectors.

Also, Ravindra Jadeja has been named in both ODI and T20I squads after he was ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 due to a knee injury. However, the all-rounder will be part of the tour only if he regains full fitness.

Moreover, bowling all-rounder, Deepak Chahar has been named in the ODI squad after he was ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to back issues.

There are some notable additions in the ODI line-up, with the inclusion of Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, and left-arm pacer Yash Dayal, who earned his maiden India call-up.

Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara has retained his place in the Test squad after his form revival in County Cricket. However, former India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and batter Hanuma Vihari failed to find a place in the team.

Interestingly, the Bangladesh tour will also mark the return of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul as they have been rested for the preceding series against New Zealand.

India will kick off their tour of Bangladesh on 4th December with the ODI series scheduled to take place before the two Tests that will be taking place in Chattogram and Dhaka. The Test series will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23, the final of which will be played next year in the month of June.

India’s ODI squad vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ravindra Jadeja (subject to fitness), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant.

India’s Test squad vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KS Bharat, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur