Raiders’ Gareon Conley, injured against Denver, could face Chiefs

first_imgALAMEDA — Gareon Conley, who injured his neck in Monday night’s 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos, is doing well enough that coach Jon Gruden isn’t ruling him out of playing in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.“Happy to see that Gareon Conley seems to be doing OK,” Gruden said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. “I think there’s a chance he might be able to play this week, but we’ll have to update his status tomorrow.”The Raiders did not specify the exact nature of Conley’s injury, …last_img

Adityanath files nomination for U.P Council bypolls

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his two deputies on Tuesday filed their nomination papers for the bypolls to the vacant legislative council seats.Two ministers, Mohsin Raza and Swatantradev Singh, too filed their nomination papers.Mr. Adityanath and Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma filed their nomination papers in the presence of their Cabinet colleagues and senior party leaders, including newly-appointed BJP state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey.According to the Election Commission, scrutiny would be done tomorrow, while the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is September 8. Polling would be held on September 15 and the counting of votes would be done the same day.Mr. Adityanath, who took over as the chief minister on March 19, had to become a legislator within six months of assuming office and that deadline expired on September 19.Similarly, Mr Maurya, Mr. Sharma, Mr. Raza and Mr. Singh were not members of either of the two Houses of the state legislature.All of them had to get elected to either the Assembly or the Legislative Council before September 19 in order to continue as ministers.Mr. Adityanath and Mr. Maurya are presently members of the Lok Sabha.Mr. Adityanath would become the third successive Chief Minister after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP) to opt for the Upper House.The four seats for which bypolls would be held on September 15 were vacated by MLCs Bukkal Nawab, Yashwant, Sarojini Agarwal and Ashok Bajpai who are all from the Samajwadi Party.Another seat fell vacant when Thakur Jaiveer Singh, a former BSP MLC, resigned from the party and joined the BJP.last_img read more

All stakeholders should help overcome nation’s problems, says Shiv Nadar at RSS Vijayadasami function

first_imgHCL founder-chairman Shiv Nadar on Tuesday said government alone cannot take the country to the next level, and asked all stakeholders to pitch-in for solving the problems and challenges being faced by the nation. Addressing the Vijayadasami function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Reshimbagh ground in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, he urged the private sector, citizens and NGOs to come forward to resolve the challenges. “Government alone cannot take the country to the next level, we need equal involvement from all stakeholders,” said Mr. Nadar, who was the chief guest at the Sangh’s annual Dussehra event this year. “The country faces many challenges, but the government alone cannot solve the problems. Private sector, citizens, NGOs must also contribute to overcome these challenges,” he said. Delving on the significance of Dussehra festival, which symbolises the victory of good over evil, he said it is a constant struggle to defeat the “evil within and outside”. “Dussehra celebrates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana, dharma over adharma…good over evil. The mythic win of good over evil is never absolute, never complete. It’s a continuous struggle to defeat the evil within and outside,” Mr. Nadar said. Wishing everybody on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadasami, he said, “I am honoured and privileged to be invited to speak to you today and join in the celebrations. The Reshimbagh ground has truly come alive today with the energy of all the RSS workers.” In the morning, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat performed ’shastra puja’ at the Sangh’s annual Vijayadasami event in Nagpur. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Gen V K Singh (retd) and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among those present at the event. Besides Mr. Nadar, Ratan Tata, Rahul Bajaj and Azim Premji are among India Inc. bigwigs to have earlier visited the RSS headquarters.last_img read more