PANAJI: The Dakshinayan Abhiyan, an all India movement for freedom of expression by writers and rationalists, has decided to support the ongoing struggle of the Delhi University student community, who are fighting their right to freedom of expression.In this connection, the Abhiyan has planned to stage a demonstration in the city on Thursday.The decision to support the students movement — which gained a nation-wide support after a Kargil war martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur supported the students’ right to expression — was taken at a core committee meeting of the Abhiyan held recently. The meeting was attended by former student union leaders of Goa, including Datta Damodar Naik , Dilip Borkar, Dr. Subodh Kerkar, and Mohandas Lolayekar, among others.The Dakshinayan Abhiyan has appealed to all students union activists of the past, students union representatives of different colleges and the Goa University, and to the general public who support the cause of freedom of expression, to participate in the demonstration.
Inclement weather on Saturday hampered rescue efforts to retrieve the mortal remains of 13 air-warriors who were on board the IAF aircraft that crashed in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, an IAF spokesman said. Shillong-based IAF spokesman Ratnakar Singh said the rescue operation, which commenced early Saturday morning, could not progress due to the weather.The Cheetah and the ALH helicopters are on standby and waiting to commence operations.There were low clouds accompanied with rain, the spokesman said in a statement.The IAF is making all efforts to retrieve the mortal remains.Families updatedThe personnel had been in constant contact with the families of the victims and they were being updated regularly about the rescue operations. They were also being explained the challenges being faced by the rescue team, he added.The AN—32 transport aircraft of the Air Force with 13 IAF personnel onboard went missing on June 3 after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat. The aircraft was headed for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1300 hours.After a massive search and rescue operation for eight days, during which assets from several agencies were deployed, the wreckage of the aircraft was located by a Mi—17 chopper.(With inputs from ANI)
Rhodes, who is set to join a newer cast this season, expressed his excitement playing alongside the likes of spitfire guard Terrence Romeo and versatile forward Christian Standhardinger among others.Rhodes said his biggest motivation will be making up for not being able to help San Miguel defend its crown last year.“I’m pissed off and I’m gonna use that on the court and I will just give everything I got on the court to make sure I [get back] my crown,” he said.Meanwhile, Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia at the Fiba World Cup after confirming in an online video “I’m going to be a Boomer” for upcoming events.Simmons’ NBA season ended when his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7-ending buzzer-beater for Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments The NBA All-Star told his fans to stay tuned about upcoming events in the video he posted on Twitter but he later confirmed on Weibo, the Chinese social media channel, that he was “looking forward to representing my country Australia” in the World Cup. He’s likely to join the likes of Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova in Australia’s squad for the World Cup, which starts on Aug. 31 in China. —WITH A REPORT FROM APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Defending champs rule Petron race Rhodes, who averaged averaged 28.4 points and 10.5 boards during that stint, revealed that he actually mulled rejoining San Miguel the previous season, but something more important cropped up.“I had a daughter,” he said with a smile. “I just had to be home for her and my wife.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWithout Rhodes, San Miguel had to opt for its old reliable from its sister team at the Asean Basketball League, NBA-tested Renaldo Balkman.The Beermen lost the title to the Gin Kings in six games. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Pnoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer is leaving nothing to chance, tapping the services of American Charles Rhodes anew in a bid to regain the PBA Commissioner’s Cup from the clutches of its sister team, Barangay Ginebra.“I’ve always wanted to come back,” said Rhodes, who was an essential cog in San Miguel’s championship run in the midseason conference in 2017. “It just feels like my second home.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess