Kolkata: A 58-year-old man jumped in front of a Kavi Subhas bound Metro rake at Rabindra Sarobar Metro station on Thursday morning. The rake ran him over, despite the motorman applying emergency brake.According to sources, the man who was later identified as Joydip Chakraborty, was seen waiting for the train at around 7:40 am. At 7:45 am, when the train was approaching the Down platform, he reportedly jumped in front of the rake. The rake stopped after four of its compartments went over his body. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaImmediately, a power block was initiated and both Kavi Subhas and Dum Dum bound Metro services were suspended. Soon, Metro Railway staff and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel found that Chakraborty’s body had got stuck between the wheels. They recovered the body a few minutes later. As a result of the disruption, commuters had to face immense trouble. Normal Metro services resumed from 8:15 am. Earlier on September 9, two persons had jumped in front of Metro rakes, out of which one was saved. Sources informed that the tendency of people to commit suicide by jumping in front of Metro rakes is increasing day by day. Metro officials claimed that despite their awareness campaign and other steps, the situation has not changed.
Yogyakarta (Indonesia): G Sathiyan on Friday became only the second Indian to reach the men’s singles quarterfinals at the Asian Table Tennis Championships when he defeated An-Ji Song of North Korea here. Sathiyan, currently the top-ranked Indian in the world, hardly broke a sweat as he notched up a 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against his North Korean opponent in the pre-quarterfinal match that lasted 22 minutes. The only other occasion when an Indian paddler had reached the singles quarterfinals was when Sudhir Phadke beat a Chinese in the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Championships in Pyongyang way back in 1976. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe Indian, ranked 30 in the world, will take on world number 4 Chinese Lin Gaoyuan in the quarterfinals. “I am extremely happy to reach the quarterfinals for the first time and it has been a wonderful journey so far. I would really love to set the bar high for Indian table tennis and hungry to go even further in the tournament,” said an elated Saithyan. Asked what his plans would be against his opponent in the quarterfinals, Sathiyan said: “I will go with an aim to win and try to play my best. I am underdog and all the pressure is on Gaoyuan.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersReminded that he and Achanta Sharath Kamal had an impressive outing against Gao and his partner earlier in the day in men’s doubles, Sathiyan said, “Yes, we were almost in the medal round and that would have been historic. But in the decider they (Chinese) pulled it off.” In the men’s singles round of 64, Sathiyan had accounted for Singapore’s Koh Dominic Song Jun 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 before beating Iran’s Noshad Alamiyan 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 in the round of 32. In the men’s doubles, the pair of Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal failed to reach the medal round in the men’s double as they lost to the Chinese duo of Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11. Except for Sharath and Harmeet Desai who could not go past the round of 64, the other three Indians — Sathiyan, Amalraj and Manav — made it to the round of 32 in the men’s singles. Only Sathiyan survived to move into the pre-quarterfinals and then to the quarterfinals while the other two exited. Amalraj lost to Chen Chien-An of Taipei 6-11, 8-11, 8-11, while Manav was beaten by another Taipei player Liao Cheng-Ting who won 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 in the round of 32. Like Sharath, who lost to Japanese Takuya Jin 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 6-11, 12-14, Harmeet Desai too went down fighting to Jang Woojin of Korea 11-7, 2-11, 5-11, 5-11 in the round of 64. Among the women players, only Ayhika entered the pre-quarterfinals before losing to three-time world champion and reigning Olympic champion Ding Ning of China 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 9-11. Manika Batra lost to Hitomi Sato of Japan 9-11, 8-11, 4-11 in the round of 32 while Archana lost to Feng Tianwei of Singapore 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 4-11.
Shahjahanpur: The student who levelled rape charges against BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand has left for Allahabad, where she will be appearing before the High Court on Monday, sources said.The special investigation team (SIT), which will submit a status report in the court, too has left for Allahabad, they said. Meanwhile, on Sunday, former MLC and BJP leader Jayesh Prasad met Chinmayanand in the jail and expressed concern over the health of the 72-year-old former Union minister. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The health of Chinmayanand is continuously deteriorating. He should be shifted to the KGMU in Lucknow or any other prominent hospital for treatment,” he said, adding that though he respected the legal process, the woman was “yet to be arrested” in the cases registered by the leader against her and other accused. The student and her three friends were booked for extortion by the SIT. Sources said the SIT also booked the woman on charges of causing disappearance of evidence. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadJail Superintendent Rakesh Kumar said on Sunday that on September 20, the advocate of Swami Chinmayanand, Om Singh, had submitted an application to the CJM court, urging it to allow the “shifting of the leader to the KGMU, Lucknow, for treatment”. Kumar said they had received directions from the court and the jail doctor was looking after the leader. “A team of doctors from the Shahjahanpur Medical College came yesterday to see him and he is being given the medicines from time to time as prescribed by the doctors,” he said. The former Union minister was arrested by the SIT on Friday and sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. According to Om Singh, the counsel for Chinmayanad, they could not approach the court for bail on Saturday as local advocates were on strike demanding that Shahjahanpur be attached with the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The sources said that the SIT had on Friday registered a case against the woman’s three friends — Sanjay Singh, Sachin Sengar and Vikram — and an unnamed person (Ms A). They said the unnamed person was also a student but they did not disclosed her identity in view of the Supreme Court guidelines. SIT chief Naveen Arora had on Friday said the three friends, when questioned in view of a video clip in which they were purportedly discussing extortion, had accepted their involvement in the case. They have been booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 35 (criminal act done with a criminal knowledge or intention), 385 (extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation), 201(disappearance of evidences) and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act. The three men were arrested by the SIT. On her name being included in the extortion case, the woman had said, “I do not know if the people who helped me escape from Chinmayanand were using me.”