On to the Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Open hitter Patty Orendain and libero Kath Arado towed the Lifesavers to a 3-3 record, with Orendain scoring 18 points and Arado collecting 17 excellent digs to help Generika-Ayala deal the Giga Hitters their third defeat in five games.The Lifesavers outgunned the Giga Hitters with 38 attacks against 19 by the losing club.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ces Molina and Mika Reyes combined forces as Petron blasted Cignal, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19, Saturday night to remain spotless at the top of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Caloocan Sports Complex.Molina scored 15 points, while Reyes added 11 as the Blaze Spikers have now strung up five straight wins and bolstered their title-retention bid.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Though the first set was close, it was clear that Petron was head and shoulders above Cignal, whose revamped lineup still has to achieve the right blend.The HD Spikers saw their two-game winning run cut short as they fell to 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Blaze Spikers came up with more points off the attack than the HD Spikers, 45-31, and also put up a formidable presence by the net by scoring nine kill blocks all in all.Earlier, Generika-Ayala extended its winning streak to three, turning back Smart, 25-19, 25-12, 25-15. View comments
The Tripura CPI(M) alleged that its senior leader and former Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha and scores of party workers were attacked during the by-elections to vacant seats in nine municipal bodies in the State on Thursday. The party withdrew its candidates competing in four wards of Agartala Municipal Corporation alleging threats and intimidation. Supporters of the CPI(M), led by senior leaders Pabtra Kar and Manik Dey, staged a protest outside the State Election Commission office here claiming failure of administration in conducting free and fair bypolls. Mr. Kar complained that the Election Commission remained unmoved despite several complaints filed by them. By-elections were held in 67 seats under different municipal bodies, including the AMC. A total of 174 candidates from different parties are contesting the bypolls. The counting of votes will take place on Friday. The BJP denied the allegations of attacks and threats on political rivals anywhere. “The CPI(M) has lost the support of people, so they are putting false blame on us to find a route to escape the polls,” BJP State vice-president Ashish Saha said.The CPI(M) claimed seven of its supporters were injured in an attack by BJP workers at Salema in Unakoti district on Wednesday evening. The attack reportedly occurred after the CPI(M) reopened its office in the area.It said party leaders and cadres again came under attacks during the municipal bypolls on Thursday. Mr. Kar said the attacks took place in Agartala, Bishalgarh, Belonia and Santirbazar.
Two inmates were killed on Thursday after lightning struck them in Borstal Jail in Ludhiana, the police said.“The incident occurred when four inmates were praying at a temple situated inside the jail premises. Lightning struck, leaving two of them dead and the other two injured,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (East) Devinder Chaudhary told reporters.Mr. Chaudhary said the deceased have been identified as Lakhvir Singh (18) and Rishav Kumar (19), both from Ludhiana. The injured inmates — Rajwinder Singh of Sidhwan Bet and Gurdeep Singh of Jagraon — were admitted at the civil hospital with serious burn injuries.