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NCAA volleyball: Shock loss to Arellano fire up San Beda

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netComing off a deflating loss in a showdown with Arellano University four days ago, San Beda redeemed itself with a big win over Final Four contender San Sebastian on Tuesday.Last Friday’s duel between San Beda and Arellano was one of the few matches in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament that had some kind of anticipation to it with both teams staking an undefeated record in a potential finals matchup.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Out of February window for Gilas, Abueva vows to make up for lost time Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Also back to her old self was San Beda’s star spiker Cesca Raqraquin, who pumped in a game-high 20 points, including three of her team’s points during a 7-0 run that ended the match.Raqraquin’s performance atoned for her subpar play against the Lady Chiefs, who held her to measly six points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But it didn’t even come close to living up to the hype with the Lady Red Spikers failing to put up a fight as the Lady Chiefs cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-17, win.READ: NCAA volleyball: Arellano shuts down San Beda to earn semis berthFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut the loss, though, painful, was put to good use in another crucial tiff.“[The loss] served as our motivation because we needed to bounce back from that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino after his team’s 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18 victory over the Lady Stags. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “[The win] boosted our morale,” he said.In stark contrast to the Arellano game, where San Beda was a step slow to the defending champion, the Lady Red Spikers, this time, played sharp.And it was one of the things Gavino noticed.READ: NCAA volleyball: Arellano thinks fatigue big factor in San Beda’s downfall“The girls moved really quick unlike against Arellano when they were sluggish and soft. I also saw their willingness to win today.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

Giannis, Middleton hit late 3s as Bucks hold off Knicks

first_imgUP NEXTKnicks: At Miami on Wednesday night.Bucks: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said he believes Middleton can be an elite 3-point shooter. The 6-foot-8 veteran is 15-for-23 (65 percent) from beyond the arc this season.“We feel like he puts a lot of work and time into his craft,” Budenholzer said. “We’re going to create great opportunities for everybody, including Khris. And he’s done it before.”Antetokounmpo only had one 3, but it came in a big spot, giving Milwaukee the lead for good midway through the fourth period. He scored 16 points in the final quarter while playing through contact in the paint.“I just want to win,” Antetokounmpo said. “I tried to play harder, tried to get on my spots. It’s the third game of the season. New coach, new game plan.“I’m just trying to figure it out. And I will. And when I do, it’s going to be so easy and I’m going to be a beast out there.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lead Warriors past Suns Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and 13 assists for the Bucks, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06.“There are so many interchangeable parts with the offense,” Middleton said. “Sharing the ball, moving the ball. The pace is crazy. But it’s been fun.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 Chriss“There are so many opportunities and different looks we get out of the offense.”Middleton’s 3-pointer with 2:22 left gave the Bucks a 116-110 lead, and he sank another off a pick-and-roll with Brook Lopez to make it 122-113. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, gets between New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Mario Hezonja, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks’ wide-open offense.Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points — including two critical 3s down the stretch — as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 24 points. Trey Burke added 19 and Mario Hezonja had 18.New York outscored the Bucks 35-17 in the third quarter to pull within one point, led by Burke’s 13-point outburst in the period. But the Knicks were outscored 36-26 in the fourth.“This is the suffering you must go through to become a good basketball team,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “The best part about it is our guys found a way to make it a basketball game.”Middleton sank three consecutive 3-pointers to give the Bucks a 58-43 lead midway through the second quarter. He finished with 19 points in the half as Milwaukee rolled to a 71-52 lead.The Bucks made 10 of 20 3-pointers in the half, with Middleton making all four of his attempts. Milwaukee finished 17 of 40 from distance, giving them 48 3s on the season, the most in franchise history over a three-game stretch.“You’ve got to pick your poison with that group,” said Hardaway, who played under Budenholzer in Atlanta. “Not only can they shoot the ball, they’ve got guys that can get into the paint whenever they want against any team.“Coach (Budenholzer) gives them that freedom. They’re going to be a force to be reckoned with.”TIP-INSKnicks: New York played without rookie forward Kevin Knox, who sprained his left ankle in a 103-101 loss at Boston on Saturday. … Fizdale said he isn’t ready to make a change in the starting lineup. Burke and Hardaway started in the backcourt, with Frank Ntilikina and Lance Thomas at forward and Enes Kanter at center. “We’re still going to make people work for it and earn it,” Fizdale said. “At the same time, I’m still looking at the next couple games. Then at some point, if I see a fit, I’m going to make a change.”Bucks: Third-year center Thon Maker was active for the first time this season and D.J. Wilson and Christian Wood were inactive. Maker did not play. … Budenholzer said he likes his bench options, including rookie Donte DiVincenzo and veteran Ersan Ilyasova. “His defense always stands out to me,” the coach said of Ilyasova, who played under Budenholzer in Atlanta. “He can guard big 5s. Offensively he has a knack for playing and it marries up with how we want to play.” Ilyasova had 10 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes on Monday. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Rep. Blalu Breaks Ground for Radio Station in Karloway

first_imgMaryland County District #3 Rep. Isaac Roland Blalu has broken ground for the construction of a new community radio station in Karloken city, Karluway District.Addressing citizens at the ground-breaking ceremony, Rep. Blalu indicated that a 1000-watt transmitter, including studio equipment have been provided by his office to set up the station for broadcasting.He said the station will serve as a tool for information dissemination for the people of district #3.The Maryland County District #3 representative, however, praised the city authority of Karloken for the provision of a parcel of land for the construction of the new community radio.Though Hon. Blalu has not come up with a name for the station, he called on Karloken city local authority to provide appropriate nomenclature for the station.The station, when completed, will bring the total number of community radio stations in the county to five.The ground-breaking for the construction of the radio station brought smiles on the faces of many citizens who witnessed the occasion.In response, Karloken city council chairman Cyrus Weyea commended representative Blalu for his kind gesture and pledged the support of the people of district #3 towards the station.At the same time, representative Blalu has informed the people of his district that Lonestar Cell MTN will construct a communication tower for the first time in the district.He said Lone star MTN communication has already reached negotiations with local authorities of the district for the construction of the tower in Karloken city. Rep. Blalu did not mention the specific time for the construction, but said it will be underway very soon.Karloway is one of the largest districts in Maryland County with three administrative districts and a population about fourteen thousand people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US$152m Invested But Food Security Still Elusive

first_imgHighlighting what he called ‘impeccable progress’ made in various sectors since the birth of the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) in December 2012, outgoing Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Amara M. Konneh has said that more is needed to make Liberia a middle income country by 2030, and that more robust support toward developing agriculture in the country could lead the way. Minister Konneh made the assertion yesterday in the auditorium of Bong County Administrative Building where the National Development Summit is held under the theme, “Liberia Rising 2030; Taking Stock of a Shared Future,” which was witnessed by a cross section government officials and local and international partners.He said despite the level of support government and partners have provided to the agriculture sector over the years, “Liberia continues to depend hugely on imported rice, which now calls for concerted efforts to boost the sector to make the country food sufficient.”According to Minister Konneh, about US$152 million has been invested in the agriculture sector over the years, but observed that the country had remained ineffective in addressing the issue of food security.The country’s food problem, he said, will only be addressed through collaborative efforts. “There is a need to promote a robust, competitive and modernized agriculture sector and supported by sustainable economic growth and development. The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) supported 19 young Liberians to study advanced degrees in the areas of agriculture specialization and is now embedded within MOA’s central and field office. MOA is continuing its support to 46 additional staffers who are studying at master’s and Ph.D levels,” Minister Konneh said.He said through the Smallholder Tree Crops Revitalization Project (STCRSP), particularly in Lofa County, MOA revitalized seven cocoa and coffee cooperatives, which sold 300 metric tons of cocoa to the Liberia Agricultural and Asset Development Company (LAADCO).He added that efforts are underway to extend rubber farms in Margibi and Montserrado counties; coffee and cocoa in Bong, Grand Gedeh and Nimba; and oil palm in Grand Bassa counties.He said through the Agricultural sector rehabilitation program, funded by the African Development Bank (AFDB) has provided farming tools and inputs to 221 farmers. These include 25,710 bundles of cassava, 3,350 kg of corn seeds, 1,200 kg of peanuts and 525 kg of rice seed as well as culverts being constructed along farm-to-market roads in four of the 15 counties.Minister Konneh also highlighted other sectors including health, education, road networks, electricity, infrastructures, peace and reconciliation among others, where he said progress was being made. As for the water and sanitation, Minister Konneh said the government and partners have increased access to safe water supply and sanitation, as well as improving hygiene practices, and pledged government’s commitment to reach out to other parts of the country.“432 hand-dug wells have been constructed and rehabilitated in seven counties, providing improved access to water supply for over 108,000 people. Sixteen kiosks have been constructed and rehabilitated, benefiting 24,000 people. 10,566 family latrines have been constructed, resulting in 383 communities in seven counties and declared open defecation free,” he explained.In remarks, Oretha Weedor, women’s group representative, recommended that the national government engage in county or regional farming activities, which she believes will help to make Liberia food secure. “Any nation that does not feed itself is not independent, because any body that controls your stomach, controls you. Government spends lot of money to import rice, so we suggested in 2012 that since our senators and representatives always go on ‘agriculture break,’ we want every county to have a merchandized farming organized and supported by government,” she said.According to her, many of the lawmakers do not have a farm, but always take ‘agriculture breaks,’ adding, “If such initiative is undertaken, our lawmakers will provide job opportunities for their constituents.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgAll the focus this week will be on the “Strictly “ dancers who take to the stage in the Milford Inn on Friday night, best wishes to all the dancers and all involved in the organising, it promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment and a huge credit must go to the dedication and commitment shown by participating dancers over the last couple of months. Tickets have been sold out,  so for those lucky enough to have reserved their seats doors open at 7.00 and the show commences at 7.30- sit back and enjoy!The Senior Team were very disappointed to have bowed out of this year’s Intermediate Cup competition going down by a point in a very hard fought game to Aodh Rua in the decider on Saturday evening last at Convoy. Best wishes now to Aodh Rua in the next rounds of the Cup.The Cúl GAA Summer Camp was a great success again this year and thanks must go to all the children who turned up, the organisers and the coaches who ensured a fun and educational week was had by all. The highpoint of the week was the participation of Donegal Captain Micheal Murphy, fresh from Ulster Championship success. Hopefully many of those taking part in the Summer Camp will be heading to Croke Park on Saturday to cheer the Donegal team on in their Quarter Final clash with Kildare, Ádh mór ó achan duine sa pharóiste! Congratulations are extended to the Fanad Accordion Band who became Ulster Champions again on Sunday last, best wishes now as they prepare for the All Ireland Fleadh later in August.Lotto: No Jackpot winner last week. Numbers drawn :  2, 7,  10, 11 &  19,   bonus no 11. €100 winner was Mary Shiels, Ballylar,   and €50 winner was Una Sugrue, Ballymichael. Next draw for jackpot of €2200 takes place in the Lighthouse Tavern  this weekend.GAA: NOTAI GHAEIL FHÁNADA was last modified: July 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 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:fanad gaelslast_img read more

Investment or ruse?

first_img That’s the question, and the answer will tell us whether $1.1 million on a new study is the deal of the century, or more insulting waste.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Densely populated urban areas are no place for landfills. Neighborhoods and schools shouldn’t be subjected to the smells, the leaks, the potential health and safety hazards. They shouldn’t have to endure the endless stream of diesel-powered, exhaust-spewing trash trucks passing through their communities. If city leaders were serious about exploring alternatives, they would have pursued them long ago – like before inking the deal to dump in Sunshine Canyon back in 1999. Or they would have investigated the matter at some point over the past six years, before signing a six-month extension for Sunshine Canyon this summer that’s likely to be followed by a five-year deal come February. But that’s all history now. Meanwhile, city leaders spent $400,000 to look into other possibilities – such as hauling trash out to the desert or converting it to energy – and now they’re putting down $1.1 million to investigate further. There’s little mystery here. There are other options. It’s just a matter of whether City Hall is willing to spend a little more to pursue them, just as it gladly spends a lot more every time it cuts a sweetheart deal with some politically connected union or developer. Are city leaders as willing to invest in the local quality of life as they are in their campaign contributors? In the never-ending game over the Sunshine Canyon Landfill, the Los Angeles City Council has agreed to spend $1.1 million to “study” alternatives to the city’s practice of dumping millions of tons of trash in the heavily populated San Fernando Valley. An optimist would call the study a worthwhile investment. A pessimist would say it’s an expensive charade – a pricey way to pretend City Hall wants to stop dumping in the Valley, when really it has no such intention. On balance, the pessimists have it right. City leadership’s long legacy of betrayal on this issue is hard to ignore. Perhaps things have changed, but we’ve yet to see any concrete evidence to believe that. Still, the study is decades overdue, and if it opens the eyes of the council and mayor to the real alternatives to Sunshine Canyon, it would be a major turning point for the city. last_img read more

High-octane oil profits fuel anger in Congress

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – Oil executives sought to justify their huge profits under tough questioning Wednesday, but they found little sympathy from senators who said their constituents are suffering from high energy prices. “Your sacrifice appears to be nothing,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told the executives, citing multimillion-dollar bonuses the officials are receiving amid soaring prices at gasoline pumps and predictions of more of the same for winter heating bills. There is a “growing suspicion that oil companies are taking unfair advantage,” said Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. “The oil companies owe the American people an explanation.” The executives represented five major companies that, along with their global parent corporations, earned more than $32.8 billion during the July-September quarter. Consumers, meanwhile, saw gasoline prices soar beyond $3 a gallon in the aftermath of supply disruptions caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Lee Raymond, chairman of ExxonMobil Corp., the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, acknowledged the high gasoline and home heating prices “have put a strain on Americans’ household budgets,” but he defended his company’s profits. Petroleum earnings “go up and down” from year to year and are in line with other industries when compared with the industry’s enormous revenues. It would be a mistake, said Raymond, for the government to impose “punitive measures hastily crafted in response to short-term market fluctuations.” They would probably result in less investment by the industry in refineries and other oil projects, he said. ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, earned nearly $10 billion in the third quarter. Raymond was joined at the witness table by the chief executives of Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, BPAmerica Inc., which is a division of BP PLC, and Shell Oil Co., a division of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. But senators pressed the executives to explain why gasoline prices jumped so sharply in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when prices at the pump in some areas soared by $1 a gallon or more overnight. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., asked why the industry didn’t freeze prices, as it did after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “We had to respond to the market,” replied Chevron chairman David O’Reilly. Raymond said that after Sept. 11 “the industry wasn’t concerned about whether there was adequate supply,” as it was after this year’s Gulf storms. By keeping prices higher, adequate supplies were assured, he maintained. Democrats said that during the storm some ExxonMobil gas station operators complained the company had raised the wholesale price of its gas by 24 cents a gallon in 24 hours. Raymond said his company had issued guidelines “to minimize the increase in price” but added, “If we kept the price too low we would quickly run out (of fuel) at the service stations.” “It was a tough balancing act,” said Raymond, who said ExxonMobil was not price gouging. A number of Democrats have called for windfall profits taxes on the industry. Other senators, including Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., have said it may be time to enact a federal law on price gouging. Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have suggested that the oil companies should funnel some of their earnings to supplement a federal program that helps low-income households pay heating bills. That brought a cool reception from the executives. “As an industry we feel it is not a good precedent to fund a government program,” said James Mulva, chairman of ConocoPhillips. The head of the Federal Trade Commission said a federal price-gouging law “likely will do more harm than good.” “While no consumers like price increases, in fact, price increases lower demand and help make the shortage shorter-lived than it otherwise would have been,” FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras told the hearing. “That’s an astounding theory of consumer protection,” replied Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Majoras said the FTC recently formally demanded documents and other data from many of the major oil companies in connection with investigations into pricing activities after Hurricane Katrina and into whether companies have manipulated prices by reducing refinery capacity. The refinery investigation was directed by the energy law passed last summer, with a report due to Congress in the spring. Mulva of ConocoPhillips said, “We are ready open our records” to dispute allegations of price gouging. ConocoPhillips earned $3.8 billion in the third quarter, an 89 percent increase over a year earlier. But Mulva said that represents only a 7.7 percent profit margin. “We do not consider that a windfall,” he said Mulva. Chevron’s O’Reilly attributed the high energy prices to tight supplies even before the hurricanes struck. He said his company is “investing aggressively in the development of new energy supplies.” Shell earned $9 billion in the third quarter, said John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Co., but he said the company’s investment in U.S. operations over the last five years was equal to its income from U.S. sales. “We respectfully request that Congress do no harm by distorting markets or seeking punitive taxes on an industry working hard to respond to high prices and supply shortfalls,” said Hofmeister. 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Are Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon?

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members My grandfather, William L. Holladay, was a refrigeration and cooling engineer. Decades ago, he wrote a pioneering, speculative article on ground-source heat pumps, “The Heat Pump: What it does, and what it may do someday.” The article appeared in the October 1948 issue of Engineering and Science Monthly. (For a basic explanation of how a heat pump works, and the difference between an air-source heat pump and a ground-source heat pump, see Heat Pumps.)Even back in 1948, my grandfather realized that the Achilles’ heel of ground-source heat pumps was their high cost. He wrote, “To use earth heat, a hole must be dug, and the cost, while not always predictable, will surely be high: maybe from 25 to 50 per cent of the entire project.”In the six decades since my grandfather’s article was published, engineers have not given up on ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs). Among those who remain enthusiastic about these systems are a group of true believers who are convinced that (a) this is a wonderful technology, and (b) there must be a way to bring costs down.Ground-source heat pumps are still expensive. One fan of the technology, Brian Clark Howard, has provided the following guideline to system costs: “In our book Geothermal HVAC, my co-author, Jay Egg, crunches the numbers for a typical homeowner, based on his 20+ years in the business. For a home geothermal system, he estimates the total installed cost at $42,000.”This estimate is similar to those made by two installers of ground-source heat pumps from Maine, Jeff Gagnon and Jim Godbout. In an episode of the Green Architects’ Lounge series on the GBA website, Gagnon estimated the cost of a residential GSHP system (including the cost of a drilled well) at $30,000 to $42,000, while Godbout gave an estimate of $40,000 to $50,000.Back in 1995, Steve Kavanaugh, a… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Kolkata court summons Shashi Tharoor

first_imgA Kolkata court has summoned Congress leader and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor for his remark that the BJP will pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan” if voted to power again, lawyer-petitioner Sumeet Chowdhury said here on Saturday.Mr. Chowdhury moved a petition before a Metropolitan Magistrate Court, alleging that Mr. Tharoor’s comment created disharmony and was “a deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings.” Mr. Tharoor was sued under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (1) M. Dasgupta directed issuance of the summons to the Congress leader through post and on his Twitter handle. The court directed him to appear before it on August 14.In the petition, Mr. Chowdhury said Mr. Tharoor had refused to apologise. In Thiruvananthapuram, Mr. Tharoor said at a meeting that if the BJP returned to power, it would rewrite the Constitution and turn India into a “Hindu Pakistan”.last_img read more