Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

European C’ship: Rijiju wishes Indian shooters luck, tells them not to break COVID-19 protocol

Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Tuesday asked the Indian athletes to never break COVID-19 protocols of other countries. Rijiju’s remarks came as the Indian

Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Tuesday asked the Indian athletes to never break COVID-19 protocols of other countries. Rijiju’s remarks came as the Indian shooting contingent departed for Croatia on Tuesday.

“Safe journey! Never break the COVID-19 protocols of other countries. Focus on training, take care and stay safe. Will provide all necessary support to our athletes and the coaches. All the best,” tweeted Rijiju.

The Indian Olympic Shooting squad has left for Zagreb, Croatia, in order to participate in the European Championship. The competition is scheduled to be held between May 20 and June 6 and the squad will be staying back in Zagreb for training, before directly moving on to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, scheduled in July.

The comment from Rijiju comes days after Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC owner Parth Jindal had to apologise to the AFC after three of the Blues’ members allegedly “breached” the COVID-19 protocols in the Maldives.

Bengaluru FC had arrived in the Maldives on Friday ahead of their 2021 AFC Cup playoff clash. Maldives’ Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof asked Bengaluru FC to leave the country following the “unacceptable behaviour” after reports emerged that three players from the Sunil Chhetri-led club flouted COVID-19 norms.

“Unacceptable behavior from @bengalurufc breaching the strict guidelines from HPA & @theafcdotcom. The club should leave the Maldives immediately as we can’t entertain this act. We honoured the commitment we gave a few months back even with the surge in cases & pressure from the public,” Mahloof tweeted.

After the incident, Jindal said the franchise will take “strictest action” against the players or staff who breached the protocols.

“On behalf of @bengalurufc, I am extremely sorry for the inexcusable behaviour of three of our foreign players/staff while in Male – the strictest action will be taken against these players/staff. We have let @AFCCup down and can only say that this will never happen again,” Jindal tweeted.

Bengaluru’s FC playoff stage match has already been postponed and AFC has also called off the Group D matches of the AFC Cup which were slated to be played in the Maldives. (ANI)

First Published: 11th May, 2021 18:10 IST



All women entitled to safe, legal abortion: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today held that all women, irrespective of their marital status, are entitled to safe and legal abortion.

29th September 2022
Vatsal Nahata lands job at World Bank after 600 Emails, 80 Calls: Know his success story

Getting his dream job was not easy for Vatsal. In 2 months, he sent over 1500 connection requests on LinkedIn, wrote 600 emails, and got on 80 calls.

29th September 2022
2nd massive nationwide crackdown on people linked with PFI

In the national capital, Delhi Police's Special Cell carried out the searches in multiple locations, including Nizamuddin and Shaheen Bagh

27th September 2022
PM Modi lauds Assam’s efforts in translating Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille

PM Narendra Modi today hailed Assam’s efforts in translating the oldest Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille for the differently-abled. Addressing the nation during the 93rd edition of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi appreciated Chairman of ‘Sadin-Pratidin’ group of publications, Jayanta Baruah and his team for their concerted efforts leading to the […]

25th September 2022
Andhra Pradesh: Doctor, his 2 Children die in hospital fire in Tirupati

In a tragic incident, a doctor and his two children died in a fire accident that took place in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupati district today. An investigation probed into the matter and it revealed that the fire incident had been caused by a short circuit. According to sources, the Inspector of Renigunta Police said that the […]

25th September 2022