LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gay Games in Paris for a week of sport, culture and equality Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Guiao said they will start practice on Monday and will fly to Jakarta on August 14, right after he trims the roster to a final 12-man lineup.“One reason why it was Rain or Shine’s core was these guys are familiar with me and I’m familiar with them,” said Guiao Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There are five to six other guys coming from other teams but we feel that we can gel them together.”Ahanmisi, Norwood, Belga, Tiu Almazan, Trollano, Lee, and Taulava have all played under Guiao in the PBA while Yap got to play with the seven-time champion coach in the international stage in 2008.Plans of a Philippine team joining the Asian Games were finalized on July 26 with the SBP and the PBA agreeing that the Elasto Painters, along with some members of the Gilas Cadets, will be playing in Indonesia.However, those plans were scrapped before the day ended with SBP claiming that they need to regroup after the incident Gilas Pilipinas got involved in with Australia in the Fiba Worla Cup Asian Qualifer.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In a press conference, the SBP also announced that NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, who once led the Elasto Painters to a couple of PBA titles, will be calling the shots.Maverick Ahanmisi, Chris Tiu, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, Beau Belga, and Raymond Almazan are the six players taken from Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Globalport’s Stanley Pringle, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, Blackwater’s JP Erram, TNT’s Don Trollano, San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger, and NLEX’s Asi Taulava were the other PBA players in the mix.Gilas cadets Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero were also added. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday reaffirmed its initial decision to send the core of Rain or Shine as the country’s representative in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday reaffirmed its initial decision to send the core of Rain or Shine mixed with members of Gilas cadets and other PBA stars as the country’s representative in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
FILE – In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand stands during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers’ president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)PHILADELPHIA — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers.A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers’ president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Breakthrough “This is not something that interests me. I do not believe in the role that I have as a head coach that it’s tenable,” Brown said. “We will have, to the best of my knowledge, a general manager appointed, announced by the start of the season. And it’s not me. It was never going to be.”Hours later, the Sixers had their guy.Brand played in 1,058 career games over 18 seasons with the Bulls, the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas, Atlanta and the Sixers. He posted career averages of 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game. A two-time All-Star and the 2000 rookie of the year, Brand was also the recipient of the 2005-06 Joe Dumars Trophy, presented each season to the player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.The person familiar with the decisions also said Ned Cohen will remain assistant general manager and Marc Eversley will stay as senior vice president of player personnel. They both interviewed for the GM job. Alex Rucker was promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations.The Sixers won 52 games last season and beat Miami in the first round of the playoffs before they were eliminated in the conference semifinals by Boston. Under Brown’s watch, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have blossomed into two of the top young players in the league.ADVERTISEMENT The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move had not been officially announced. Brand is expected to be introduced at a news conference on Thursday.Brand had worked for the Sixers as vice president of operations and also served as the general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ G League affiliate.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 ChrissBrand was the No. 1 pick of the 1999 draft by the Chicago Bulls and played two stints with the Sixers.Sixers coach Brett Brown had served as Philadelphia’s interim GM and said earlier Tuesday he wasn’t interested in holding both jobs. Brown pledged the Sixers would name a general manager before the season started. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Sixers were rocked when an independent review found that Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, operated four Twitter accounts it investigated, and she admitted using private information to criticize the Sixers and rival colleagues.Colangelo and his predecessor Sam Hinkie, who hired Brown, had the final say in player personnel decisions. Brown said he was looking “for a partner” in personnel moves with the new GM.“I do have a voice. I’ve always had a voice here,” Brown said. “I think as the head coach, it should be that, to a point. I get the role of the general manager.”Brown said losing Colangelo was a “game-changer” but said his absence or lack of a general manager had nothing to do with the Sixers striking out in their bid to land LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, a lower-tier free agent — or anyone beyond a couple of modest pickups such as Wilson Chandler.“I think we would all be naive to think free agents choose a basketball program because of a general manager,” Brown said. “They come because of Joel and Ben. And I hope the coach has got a little bit to do with it.”He added: “The general manager situation had zero to do with us not being able to acquire one of those talents.”Brown, who took the 76ers from 10 wins to the third seed in the Eastern Conference in just two seasons, agreed in May to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-2022 season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
The post-mortem examination performed on the body of Satesh Sookdeo proved that he died as a result of perforation to the lungs from the stab wound to his chest. The autopsy was conducted by Dr Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Monday.Dead: Satesh Kevin SookdeoSatesh Kevin Sookdeo, 21, of Lot 217 Fifth Street, Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was stabbed to death by his father on Saturday evening during an argument.It was reported that at about 20:35h, the 44-year-old suspect and his wife had an argument during which he grabbed her by the neck and began choking her.Upon seeing this, the now dead young man and another sibling intervened, but this enraged the father further, who subsequently broke a louvre pane and stabbed Satesh to his chest.Neighbours rushed to the family’s aid after hearing screams but by then the younger Sookdeo had already succumbed to the injuries. The Police were contacted and the suspect was arrested.Meanwhile, now that the post-mortem examination have been performed, the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. The suspect, according to a source, could make his court appearance on Tuesday and is expected to be arraigned with murder.
The document says the world has the technology and wealth now to act decisively in time to avoid a sharp rise in temperatures that scientists say would wipe out species, raise ocean levels, trigger droughts in some places and flooding in others, and wreak economic havoc. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANGKOK, Thailand – From nuclear power to reforestation to better toasters, the world now has a game plan from climate experts for fighting global warming, a report their chief scientist says will have a “profound influence” on upcoming negotiations. American officials questioned the economic cost, and the Chinese questioned whether fast results could be achieved. But a leading expert said there was little choice. “If we continue doing what we are doing now, we are in deep trouble,” said Ogunlade Davidson, co-chairman of the U.N.-sponsored group that produced the report, approved by consensus by more than 120 nations Friday at the end of a weeklong meeting. A 35-page summary of a 1,000-plus-page study, the report said the world must significantly cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by sharply improving energy efficiency in buildings, vehicles and even kitchen appliances; shifting from fossil fuels to nuclear, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources; saving forests as “carbon sinks”; capping agricultural emissions; and taking many other steps.
Reaction from some of the targeted industries was muted. That may be partly because details were scant. State regulators released only one-line summaries of the rules they are mulling. One proposal would require the semiconductor industry to cut emissions of carbon dioxide-rich PFCs, or perfluorocarbons. But many semiconductor firms have already significantly reduced their use of the ingredient, said Margaret Bruce of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which represents high-tech companies. Other ideas the resources board said it plans to pursue would require trucks and trailers to be retrofitted so they are more aerodynamic, and docked ships would be allowed to shut off auxiliary engines by plugging into shoreside electrical outlets. Another proposal would require auto technicians to check tire pressure, which can affect gas mileage, when they do oil changes or other maintenance. “Each of these measures is relatively small,” Mary Nichols, the resources board chairwoman, said. But they could add up to significant reductions in greenhouse gases. SACRAMENTO – Environmental regulators on Thursday proposed a slate of new emissions rules for the semiconductor, trucking and port industries – measures designed to kick-start the state’s compliance with its greenhouse-gas reduction law. The new rules, which would go into effect in 2010, are among the first steps the state plans to take under Assembly Bill 32, the far-reaching global warming legislation that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed last year. The measures released Thursday by the state Air Resources Board represent just a sliver of the overall reductions needed to reach the law’s greenhouse gas targets – a roughly 25 percent reduction by 2020 – but environmentalists nonetheless said the proposals represent a solid step forward. “This is just the start. We’re going to need a whole package of reductions to get there,” said Devra Wang, who works on energy issues for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Nichols said a number of other regulations are under consideration but not ready to be formally proposed. The far more daunting challenge of the global warming law will be slashing emissions from cars and power plants – the two biggest sources of greenhouse gases. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 441-4603.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has wished Leaving and Junior Certificate students across Co Donegal the best of luck as they begin their exams this week.A total of 2,073 Leaving Cert students and 2,228 Junior Cert students begin their exams in count centres across Donegal this week.Deputy McConalogue said, “After all the hard work and preparation students now have the opportunity to showcase their abilities and demonstrate what they have learned over the past number of years. “While it is natural to be nervous, it is important to remain calm and stay healthy during the exam period. Avoid the temptation to engage in late night cramming sessions that can do more harm than good. Be well rested and well nourished before each exam. The fresher you feel, the more able you will be to tackle difficult questions.“It is also important to avoid post-mortems after each exam and to move your focus as quickly as possible to the next subject. There is nothing to be gained from dwelling on an exam that is already over.“I wish all those sitting the Junior and Leaving Cert exams across Co Donegal every success over the next few weeks. I am conscious that it can be a stressful time for parents too and I am wishing them all the best as they support their children through the exam period.” MCCONALOGUE WISHES 4,301 STUDENTS THE BEST OF LUCK IN THEIR EXAMS was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
IT’S all fun and games on land and at sea at the Rathmullan Community Festival this weekend. And there was a wet start to events….for the annual 5k.Hundreds took part of the race, job and walk.All the results from the run are below – which was won by Michael Black.With thanks, as ever, to Paul Deeney for the video. Rathmullen 5k 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 16.13 51 Micahel Black SM Letterkenny A.C.2 16.28 2 Sean mcGettigan SM Finn Valley A.C.3 16.35 39 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A.C.4 16.36 5 Kevin Ferry SM Letterkenny A.C.5 16.39 52 Gavin Crawford SM Letterkenny A.C. 6 16.52 1 Brian Crossan SM Letterkenny A.C.7 16.59 49 Colm McNulty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.8 17.08 6 Brian Ferry M35+ Letterkenny A.C.9 17.11 38 Paul McGlinchey SM Letterkenny A.C. 10 17.17 63 Kieran McBride SM Letterkenny A.C.11 17.19 40 Paul Toner SM Letterkenny A.C.12 17.30 74 James Crampsey M40+ City Of Derry13 17.34 76 Gerry Doddy M50+ City Of Derry14 17.48 41 Joe English M50+ Letterkenny A.C.15 18.03 166 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford AC16 18.05 3 PJ Boyce M40+ Cranford AC17 18.22 167 Sammy McAnamey M50+ City Of Derry18 18.40 57 Aidan McKenna M40+ Letterkenny A.C.19 18.43 91 barry Coyle SM Individual20 18.50 46 Odhran McBride M40+ City Of Derry21 19.02 79 Raymond Birch SM Individual22 19.04 55 Kieran Odonnell M40+ Letterkenny A.C.23 19.10 4 Anthony Sweeney SM Cranford AC24 19.16 61 Gerry Gribbon M40+ North Belfast Harriers25 19.21 75 Garvan McCloskey M45+ Letterkenny A.C.26 19.25 78 Seamus McCallion M50+ Foyle Valley A.C.27 19.32 67 Paul McMonagle SM Letterkenny A.C.28 19.35 34 James Gibbons M50+ Finn Valley A.C.29 19.40 54 Anthony McDaid M35+ Individual30 19.42 77 Martin Dunleavy M40+ Foyle Valley A.C.22 June 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club31 19.45 44 Martin Kelly SM Letterkenny A.C.32 19.45 45 Michael Kelly SM Letterkenny A.C.33 19.47 113 Noreen McGettigan SW Letterkenny A.C.34 19.48 104 Sinead Peoples SW Individual35 19.56 62 Gerard Devine SM Individual36 19.59 53 John Odoherty SM Individual37 20.05 168 Hugh Ferry SM Individual38 20.18 18 Eugene McGettigan SM Letterkenny A.C.39 20.18 265 Mary Connolly SW Finn Valley A.C.40 20.19 90 brian Doherty M35+ Individual41 20.19 72 Enda McCormick JM Individual42 20.20 43 Michael McHugh M35+ Individual43 20.20 83 Brednan Goyvaerts SM Individual44 20.27 20 Liam McGinty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.45 20.28 80 Seamus Naller SM Individual46 20.29 47 Tony Gallagher M40+ Finn Valley A.C.47 20.32 48 Martin Anderson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.48 20.45 81 Paul Catterson SM Individual49 21.02 16 David Miller SM Individual50 21.10 19 Ciaran McLaughlin SM Milford A C51 21.10 432 Fernando Zapata Walk Individual52 21.14 70 Shane Keaveney SM Individual53 21.14 65 Andrew Stoddart SM Individual54 21.14 431 Daire Crossan Walk Individual55 21.23 35 PJ Lyons M35+ Individual56 21.25 442 Kevin McLaughlin Walk Individual57 21.30 269 Lance Bonner M40+ Individual58 22.00 106 Vera Haughey W50+ Tír Chonaill AC59 22.06 71 Darren Price SM Individual60 22.08 7 James Doherty M60+ Individual61 22.11 42 Francis Duver M40+ Individual62 22.25 58 Jarlath Duffy M40+ Individual63 22.29 85 Darren Lynch SM Individual22 June 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club64 22.33 12 Adrian McGarvey SM Individual65 22.42 94 Darrgh kelly SM Individual66 23.05 17 Carla Roach W40+ 24/7 Triathlon Club67 23.06 89 Enda Carr M40+ Individual68 23.09 107 Kackie Harvey W50+ Tír Chonaill AC69 23.20 14 Martin Toye M40+ Individual70 23.28 10 Larid McKinney SM Individual71 23.28 105 Maeve McGrath W40+ Finn Valley A.C.72 23.33 116 Nancy McNamee W45+ Finn Valley A.C.73 23.50 8 Gerry Durning M50+ Individual74 24.02 114 Debbie Houston W40+ Individual75 24.19 57 Aidan McKenna M40+ Letterkenny A.C.76 24.20 88 Ger Massiman SM Individual77 24.28 60 Paul Gallagher SM Individual78 24.29 73 Brendan Sheridan M40+ Individual79 24.30 276 Mary Bond W50+ Finn Valley A.C.80 24.33 37 Paul Gallagher M40+ Individual81 24.33 87 Garry McMahon SM Individual82 24.33 115 Caroline McAteer W45+ Individual83 24.36 50 Gerald McFadden M40+ Individual84 24.39 36 Kevin Barker M35+ Individual85 24.44 84 Stephen McLaughlin SM Individual86 24.45 101 Rachel Crossan SW Individual87 24.46 68 Mac Walsh SM Individual88 24.53 266 Fiona Wasson SW Individual89 24.56 267 Orla Nallen SW Individual90 24.56 56 Colly Odonnell SM Individual91 24.56 136 Fiona Gallagher SW Individual92 24.57 134 Josie Lawler W45+ Individual93 25.31 268 Aoife Crawford SW Individual94 25.33 64 Michael Mc SM Individual95 25.34 110 Ruth McCrudden W45+ Individual96 25.35 11 Adam McKinney M35+ Individual22 June 2012 Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club97 25.42 112 Tanya Hardiman SW Individual98 25.50 69 Declan Friel SM Individual99 26.01 92 Paul Patton SM Individual100 26.03 135 Hazel McFadden SW Individual101 26.05 272 Asmy Boyle SW Individual102 26.40 100 Pauline Gallagher W50+ Individual103 26.45 275 Sophie Kelly W35+ Individual104 26.50 108 Linda Sweeneyq SW Cranford AC105 27.12 274 Martina McBrearty W50+ Individual106 27.30 109 Bridget friel W40+ Individual107 30.28 133 Aishling McAteer SW Individual108 30.49 271 Sandra Macken SW Individual109 30.53 273 Vicky Kane SW Individual110 38.38 441 Paddy Bond Walk Individual111 40.10 439 Shona Catterson Walk Individual112 40.10 430 evelyn Crossan Walk Individual113 44.41 433 Roisin Sheirdan Walk Individual114 44.41 445 Caitlin sheridan Walk Individual115 44.41 435 rowena Sheirdan Walk IndividualTotal Runners: 022 June 2012DDTV: RESULTS AND VIDEO FROM THE RATHMULLAN FESTIVAL 5K was last modified: June 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DDTV: RESULTS AND VIDEO FROM THE RATHMULLAN FESTIVAL 5K
Mine’s a double! Paddy HanniganDonegal’s hurlers have taken a massive step up – and forward – after winning promotion to Division 2B today.They beat Fingal 2-16 to 0-08 in the Division 2B/3A relegation/promotion final despite playing the entire second half with 14 men at Breffni Park.Paddy Hannigan struck two glory goals, one in either half, to help Donegal to a convincing victory which none of the pundits predicted. Jamesie Donnelly was given a straight red card following an incident with Ross McGarry as the teams went in at half-time.Donegal fans reacted with anger to the referee’s decision which seemed harsh – with no action taken against the Dubliner.But Hannigan’s goals – and nine points from Kevin Campbell – put the Donegal men out of sight of Fingal who couldn’t make the extra man count against a side destined for victory with superb performance all over the park particularly from Danny Cullen, Joe Boyle, Lee Henderson and Ciaran Matthewson.Ray Durack and his team deserve huge credit for taking Donegal hurling – played in this county for centuries – another step up the national ladder. The Ulster Championship is next, and another go at the Nicky Rackard Cup. THE HISTORY BOYS AS 14-MAN DONEGAL HURLERS SEAL PROMOTION WITH SUPER WIN OVER FINGAL was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhurlersPaddy Hannigan
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said the police firing incident at Mandsaur, in which six farmers were killed during the previous BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, will be re-investigated and no clean chit has been given to anyone in the case. A controversy had erupted when Home Minister Bala Bachchan told the Assembly earlier this week that the 2017 police action was in “self-defence” and “to protect government and private properties”, virtually endorsing the stand taken by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan administration. The written statement had left the State Congress, which had made the Mandsaur police firing a key election issue, red-faced. The Congress came to power in Madhya Pradesh last year after a gap of 15 years. “The police firing in Mandsaur district that left six farmers dead in June 2017 (during an agitation) will be reinvestigated. No clean chit has been given to anyone in it,” Mr. Singh told reporters on Wednesday night on the sidelines of a function near here. “BJP men and officers (considered close to the party) are still sitting pretty in lower rung in the (Congress) government. These people were behind such a reply on the floor of the Assembly,” the Rajya Sabha member claimed. Mr. Bachchan’s reply Monday had riled the former Chief Minister, who had publicly expressed his displeasure. Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Mr. Singh had said the “clean chit” given to the BJP by the Congress Minister, whose statement virtually “justified” the police firing on farmers, was not acceptable to him. As the row gathered pace, the Congress government scrambled to control the damage. On Tuesday evening, the Kamal Nath administration took a U-turn, claiming it had not given any clean chit.