Case registered against fraudsters duping young cricketers in return for Ranji selection

first_imgCase registered against fraudsters duping young cricketers in return for Ranji selectionThe BCCI told police that there is also the involvement of some cricket association members in the illegal activity.advertisement Arvind Ojha New DelhiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 11:39 IST Three aspiring Delhi cricketers had allegedly paid Rs 80 lakh on the promise that they would be selected in Ranji teams (Reuters Photo)Delhi Police has registered a case after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) complained to them about cheating from young cricketers by fraudsters in the name of getting them a place in Ranji Trophy and other BCCI organized tournaments.The case of cheating was registered after BCCI’s regional integrity manager of its Anti Corruption Unit Anshuman Upadhyay stated that they have received three complaints from Kanishk Gaur and Kishan Attri of Rohini and Shivam Sharma from Gurgaon.They were allegedly duped of Rs 80 lakh on the pretext of getting them selected in the Ranji Trophy teams of Nagaland, Manipur and Jharkhand, police said.In the complaint, BCCI told police that there is also the involvement of some cricket association members in the illegal activity. “BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is receiving complaints from young cricketers of cheating. These youngsters have been asked to pay huge sums of money and the players end up losing a lot of money and yet are not selected in the teams,” reads the FIR copy in the case.The investigation in the case revealed that after paying money the young cricketers played few matches of under 19 cricket and then removed.The suspects in the case also organized a cricket match in the name of the trial of Jamshedpur and Ranchi. The complainants also provided substantial evidence.In one of the case, fraudsters cheated Rs 10 lakh approximately, on the pretext of getting 17-year-old aspiring cricketer in the Ranji Trophy team. The role of some state board members is also being investigated. “There is the possibility that the accused in the case has duped cricketers of the huge sum of money,” reads police documents.advertisementA case under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged 1[document or electronic record) and 120 B ( Punishment of criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow BCCIFollow Delhi Policelast_img read more

Information technology use rises as price of communications services drops – UN

The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to accelerate worldwide, spurred by a steady decrease in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services, the United Nations telecommunication agency reported today.New data in the UN Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) annual ICT report, entitled “Measuring the Information Society 2011,” ranks the Republic of Korea as the world’s most advanced ICT economy, followed by Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and Finland.The report includes the 2010 ICT Price Basket (IPB) index, which spans 165 economies and combines the average cost of fixed telephone, mobile cellular and fixed broadband Internet services. It found that the price of ICT services dropped by 18 per cent globally between 2008 and 2010, with the biggest decrease in fixed broadband Internet services, where average prices came down by 52 per cent.Also featured is the ICT Development Index (IDI), which ranks 152 countries according to their level of ICT access, use and skills, and compares 2008 and 2010 scores. Most countries at the top of that ranking are from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The United Arab Emirates and Russia are ranked first in their respective regions, while Uruguay leads in South America.Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Viet Nam, and Russia were some of the most dynamic countries between 2008 and 2010, with all of them making substantial improvements in their IDI ranks.All countries included in the IDI improved their scores, underlining the increasing pervasiveness of ICTs in today’s global information society, the report notes.“While the IDI leaders are all from the developed world, it is extremely encouraging to see that the most dynamic performers are developing countries,” said Dr. Hamadoun Touré, the ITU Secretary-General.“The ‘mobile miracle’ is putting ICT services within reach of even the most disadvantaged people and communities. Our challenge now is to replicate that success in broadband,” he said.According to the report, while ICT and income levels are closely related, getting the right public policy mix can accelerate ICT uptake. A number of countries, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have higher IDI levels than their income levels would predict.The expansion of mobile networks in developing countries remains buoyant, with 20 per cent growth in mobile subscriptions over the past year and no signs of a slowdown, the report notes.In developed countries, on the other hand, mobile cellular penetration has reached saturation, with average penetration over 100 per cent at the end of last year, compared with 70 per cent in developing countries.Mobile broadband (3G) services are also spreading fast. Some 154 economies worldwide had launched 3G networks by the end of last year. Wireless broadband Internet access remains the strongest growth sector in developing countries, growing by 160 per cent between 2009 and 2010, according to the report.Conversely, the number of dial-up Internet subscriptions has been decreasing rapidly since 2007 and, based on current trends, the “death of dial-up” is expected to become a reality over the next few years, the report predicts.Comparing fixed and mobile broadband technologies and services, the report also finds huge differences in network capacity, speed and quality. In many developing countries, while the minimum speed for broadband (256 kbit/s) may be sufficient for email and other very basic services, it is inadequate for graphics-rich, data-intensive applications and services.The report also notes that the actual speed experienced by both fixed- and mobile broadband customers is often much lower than the advertised speed, and calls on ICT regulators to take steps to encourage operators to provide consumers with clearer information on coverage, speed and prices.The ITU research indicates that targeting students may be the most effective way to increase Internet use in developing countries. The Internet is only used by around 21 per cent of the population in the developing world, compared with almost 70 per cent in developed countries. 15 September 2011The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to accelerate worldwide, spurred by a steady decrease in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services, the United Nations telecommunication agency reported today. read more

UN launches 700 million appeal to help over 7 million Yemenis meet

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the 2013 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan urgently requires $702 million in order to provide emergency and early recovery assistance to 7.7 million of the country’s most needy. “Conflict and instability elsewhere in the region and the ongoing political transition in Yemen have overshadowed the humanitarian crisis,” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ould Cheikh Ahmed, adding that there can be no long-term stability without addressing the humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people. Yemen has been undergoing a democratic transition led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, who came to power in a February 2012 election. A major milestone was achieved in March of this year with the opening of the national dialogue conference that will feed into a constitution-making process and pave the way for general elections in 2014. However, more than 13 million people – over half the population – are still in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Food insecurity and malnutrition persist in the country, as well as outbreaks of fatal diseases including measles. Maternal mortality also remains high at 365 for every 100,000 live births. The appeal has been revised from January, slightly decreasing from $716 million to $702 million as a result of “improved prioritization and focus for the remaining part of 2013,” OCHA said. Within the revised plan, humanitarian partners have also identified the most critical activities that will help people in greatest and most urgent need. The Plan is currently only 38 per cent funded, and this shortfall has already led to a reduction in the provision of life-saving assistance. “The almost complete lack of support for early recovery, livelihoods and capacity-building activities is limiting the ability of humanitarian partners to build the resilience of Yemeni communities,” OCHA said in a news release. “I urge international and regional donors to provide funding for these critical activities that will have immediate impact, saving the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable Yemenis,” Mr. Cheikh Ahmed said. read more