India says three soldiers killed in clash on Chinese border

first_imgTopics : “A violent face-off took place yesterday [Monday] night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” an Indian army spokesman said in a statement.”Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”An Indian army officer based in the region told AFP that there had been no shooting, and that the officer killed had been a colonel.”There was no firing. No firearms were used. It was violent hand-to-hand scuffles,” the officer said on condition of anonymity. Three Indian soldiers have been killed in a “violent face-off” on the Chinese border, the Indian army said Tuesday following weeks of rising tensions and the deployment of thousands of extra troops from both sides.Brawls and face-offs flare on a fairly regular basis between the two nuclear-armed giants over their 3,500-kilometer frontier, which has never been properly demarcated, but no one has been killed in decades.The Indian army said that there were “casualties on both sides”, but Beijing made no mention of any deaths or injuries as it swiftly laid the blame squarely on India for the incident.center_img Beijing on Tuesday confirmed the incident and accused India of crossing the border and “attacking Chinese personnel”.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Indian troops “crossed the border line twice… provoking and attacking Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical confrontation between border forces on the two sides.”The Indian army said the incident took place in the Galwan Valley in the high-altitude Ladakh region — which is just opposite Tibet.Thousands of troops from the two nuclear-armed neighbors have been involved in the latest face-off since May.On May 9, several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a clash involving fists and stone-throwing.The Chinese foreign ministry said only last week that a “positive consensus” on resolving the latest border issue was achieved following “effective communication” through diplomatic and military channels.In a later statement, India’s foreign ministry had said the two sides would “continue the military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation and to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas.”But sources and Indian news reports suggested that India appeared to have effectively ceded to China areas that the People’s Liberation Army occupied in recent weeks, notably parts of the northern side of the Pangong Tso lake and some of the strategically important Galwan river valley.India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have sought to ease tensions at summits over the past two years when they agreed to boost border communications between their militaries.last_img read more

Champions League: Man United Fight-back to Beat Juvetus in Turin

first_imgRonaldo watched Leonardo Bonucci’s long pass over his shoulder before lashing it past United goalkeeper David De Gea for his first goal in the competition since signing for the Italian champions.Juventus had hit the frame of the goal either side of half-time, with Sami Khedira striking a post and Paulo Dybala curling an effort on to the bar.Jose Mourinho’s side offered little attacking threat at the other end, until substitute Mata beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny with a well-placed free-kick from the edge of the box in the 86th minute.Three minutes later and another United free-kick proved Juventus’ undoing, as Young’s in-swinging delivery was inadvertently turned in under pressure by Sandro from close range.The visitors’ late double keeps them second in Group H and two points above Valencia, who beat Young Boys 3-1 in the early kick-off, with two games still to play.United have made a habit of staging late recoveries this season, although manager Mourinho bemoaned his side’s inability to do so when they were beaten by Juventus at Old Trafford last month.But, while comeback wins over Newcastle and Bournemouth in the Premier League offered relief rather than the chance to rejoice, this victory was more reminiscent in its nature of United’s Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich in 1999.Mourinho’s side look a long way from winning the competition 20 years on, but his players’ reaction at the final whistle – and Mourinho’s cupped ear to the Juventus fans – showed how important taking three points in Turin was to the Reds.Juventus had won three from three and were yet to concede a goal in the Champions League this season before Mata’s strike, while United’s late winner inflicted only the Serie A champions’ second loss at home in the group stages in 36 games.United – without Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, who is also a doubt for Sunday’s Manchester derby – opted for Alexis Sanchez to lead the line, but the Chilean had a bigger influence on the visitors’ defensive performance than he did their attack.The same could be said for Anthony Martial, who tracked Juventus right-back Mattia De Sciglio relentlessly as United defended resolutely before Ronaldo’s opener.But United, who had just three shots on target, proved clinical in attack when it mattered and will progress from the group if they beat Young Boys at home later this month and Valencia fail to beat Juventus.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE(Results)Valencia 3-1 Young BoysJuventus 1-2 Man UtdCSKA Moscow 1-2 RomaBenfica 1-1 AjaxV’ Plzen 0-5 Real MadridMan City 6-0 ShakhtarB’Munich 2-0 AEK AthensLyonn 2-2 HoffenheimShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United stunned Juventus with two goals in the final five minutes to beat the Italian champions in Turin and give themselves a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages last night.Juan Mata curled in a free-kick with five minutes to go, before Ashley Young’s set-piece was bundled into his own net by Juventus defender Alex Sandro.Cristiano Ronaldo had put the hosts ahead with an outstanding volley against his former club.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY AC EASTER SUNDAY 3K RESULTS

first_imgEaster Sunday 3k 2011   Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club  1 102           8.45          Conor            Bradley              –            City of Derry   2 120           9.03          Pauric           Mc Kinney           –            Letterkenny A C  3 145           9.06          James           Flanagan             –            Tír Chonaill A C  4 106           9.21          Neil              Gibbons             –            Letterkenny A C  5 104           9.26          Garvin           Walker               –            Letterkenny A C   6 105           9.27          Kevin            Ferry                 –            Letterkenny A C  7 133           9.27          Gavin            Crawford             –            24/7 Triathlon  8 146           9.28          Leo              Murray               –            Tír Chonaill A C  9 125           9.29          Kieran           Mc Bride             –            Letterkenny A C  10 144           9.31          Paul             Mc Glinchey         –            Letterkenny A C   11 126           9.33          Ivan              Toner                –            Letterkenny A C  12 154           9.47          Darragh          Mc Daid             –            Letterkenny A C  13 130           9.56          Paul             Cullen                –            24/7 Triathlon  14 103           9.57          Barry            Meehan              –            Letterkenny A C   15 137           10.02         Brian             Crossan             –            Individual  16 136           10.06         Ryan             Porter                –            Finn Valley A C  17 159           10.11         Humprey         Murphy              –            Letterkenny A C  18 131           10.12         Paul             Doherty              –            24/7 Triathlon  19 111           10.13         Robert           Bigger               –            Civil Service  20 127           10.14         Paddy           Mc Bride             –            Letterkenny A C  21 158           10.15         Darragh          Crossan             –            Letterkenny A C  22 119           10.15         Joe              English              –            Letterkenny A C  23 114           10.18         Aidan            Mc Kenna            –            Letterkenny A C  24 150           10.21         Brian             Ferry                 –            Individual  25 116           10.24         Marcus          Mc Clintock          –            Letterkenny A C  26 110           10.31         Keith             Downey              –            Individual  27 142           10.33         Michael          Duffy                –            Individual  28 121           10.41         Pat              Gallagher            –            Inishowen A C  29 122           10.42         Padraig          Friel                 –            Letterkenny A C    30 153           10.42         Pat              O’ Donnell           –            Individual  31 123           10.48         Glen             Duncan              –            Letterkenny A C  32 148           10.59         Seamus          Sweeney             –            Rosses A.C.  33 113           11.00         Ben              George              –            Letterkenny A C  34 147           11.01         Pauric           Kelly                 –            24/7 Triathlon  35 141           11.04         Gerry            Gribbons            –            Individual  36 108           11.05         Neil              Mc Collum           –            Letterkenny A C  37 151           11.10         Garvin           Mc Closkey          –            Letterkenny A C  38 117           11.10         Maura            Kearns               –            Donore Harriers  39 156           11.14         Zach             Mc Gowan           –            City Of Derry  40 149           11.21         Noleen           Porter                –            Finn Valley A C  41 132           11.24         Jerome          Burke                –            Individual  42 107           11.27         Malcolm         Mc Causland         –            City Of Derry  43 112           11.29         Paddy           Fox                  –            Cranford A C  44 109           11.38         Gabrial           Crossan             –            Letterkenny A C  45 101           11.49         Frankie          Mc Ginley            –            Individual  46 128           11.50         Mattie            Sweeney             –            Letterkenny A C  47 129           11.51         Steve            Sweeney             –            Letterkenny A C  48 152           12.00         Gerard           Mc Gettigan          –            Individual  49 135           12.18         David            Ward                –            Individual  50 140           12.22         Paul             Cosgrove            –            Letterkenny A C  51 134           12.38         Martin            Greene               –            Rosses A.C.  52 143           12.54         Sharron          Greene               –            Letterkenny A C  53 155           12.56         Hanah           Mc Gowan           –            City Of Derry  54 118           12.57         Graine           Kearns               –            Individual  55 138           12.58         Edward          Duffy                –            Individual  56 124           12.58         Irene             Mc Fadden          –            Letterkenny A C  57 157           13.05         Charlie Joe       Mc Ginley            –            Letterkenny A C  58 115           13.28         Pat              Mc Kenna            –            Letterkenny A C  Total Runners:  58  LETTERKENNY AC EASTER SUNDAY 3K RESULTS was last modified: April 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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 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