first_imgThree wins in three games for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 12 goals scored and an Old Trafford crowd that, like the players themselves, are enjoying football again.No one at United wants to talk about previous boss Jose Mourinho as they want his name consigned to the history books, but then again Paul Pogba wanted to make a point.Pogba scored twice in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth, after a double against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day, and he exuded confidence and positivity throughout the match and just enough diplomacy after it to avoid a direct criticism of Mourinho, with whom he had a fraught relationship.”We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league, it is just a reaction of all of the players and everyone is enjoying themselves,” said Pogba.”It is different, we still won games with the old manager but it is just a different style of playing, we are more offensive and we are creating more chances and that is how we want to play,” he added.”I always want to do more, but I want to play for the team and play simple.”After wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield, United continued to play with a verve and imagination that was missing during the latter stages of the Mourinho reign.”We needed the win and we had a great performance as well. We are coming back, and there is still a long way to go, but to finish the year like that is beautiful,” said the French World Cup winner.advertisement”We played well today. We showed the crowd what we can do.”@VLindelof on #MUNBOU and @PaulPogba… pic.twitter.com/KGJttJAy4KManchester United (@ManUtd) December 30, 2018Solskjaer was full of appreciation for Pogba’s performance whilst offering a hint of what he doesn’t want to see from the former Juventus midfielder.”That is a top, top performance from a midfielder because it is all-round – it is work-rate, it is dangerous in the box, winning headers, winning tackles and there is no showboating,” he said of Pogba.Ole was certainly impressed with #MUFC’s attacking display against Bournemouth! Check out our Official App for more reaction: https://t.co/VHxHkra2EV pic.twitter.com/5bdhuZTE3BManchester United (@ManUtd) December 30, 2018″It is touch, pass, move, he plays an efficient game and Paul knows he is at his best when he plays that game,” added the Norwegian.Solskjaer said he hadn’t felt the need to tell Pogba to cut out the showboating but clearly believes his message has got through.”It is the same I have said to all the players – we want to see the best out of them, enjoying themselves, expressing themselves, within the framework of how we want to see the team play. All of them have really performed up to top standards,” he said.Also Read | Manchester City return to winning ways, Chelsea beat Crystal PalaceAlso Read | Salah’s gesture towards Firmino made Klopp emotional: I almost criedlast_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: Violation of the odd-even road rationing rule, scheduled to kick in from November 4 in the city, will invite a fine of Rs 20,000 as per the amended Motor Vehicles Act, officials said on Thursday.The odd-even scheme involves plying of vehicles on alternate days as per the last odd or even digit of their registration numbers. Earlier, when the odd-even scheme was imposed by the Delhi government in January and April 2016, the violation was punishable with a fine of Rs 2,000. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHowever, a final decision on the size of penalty has not been made since the notification of compoundable offences under the amended MV Act is yet to be notified by the Delhi government, an official said. “The government is authorised to reduce the amount of fine which it may or may not do, ” said the official. Under Section 115 of the MV Act, violation of the odd-even rule is a traffic offence for which the fine amount has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000 after amendment which came into effect from September 1 this year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSection 115 of the MV Act gives the state government the power to restrict the use of vehicles and that is how the Delhi government rolls out the odd-even scheme. Now, the revised penalty for violation under this section is mentioned in Clause 194 of the Act. Earlier, the Act stated that the penalty was a minimum of Rs 2,000, which has now been increased to Rs 20,000. Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced implementation of the odd-even scheme in Delhi as part of the seven point action plan from November 4-15, to combat high levels of air pollution in winters. He had also acknowledged that the high penalty amount has improved indisciplined road traffic in the city.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: The rupee extended the morning gains and rallied 66 paise to 70.68 against the US dollar on Friday after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several measures to promote investment and growth. In a major relief to foreign portfolio investors, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said Super-rich tax will not apply on capital gains arising from sale of any security including derivatives in hands of FPIs. The government on Friday also slashed effective corporate tax to 25.17 per cent inclusive of all cess and surcharges for domestic companies. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra Following the announcements, the rupee which opened at 71.19 at the interbank foreign exchange, gained ground and touched a high of 70.68, registering a rise of 66 paise over its previous close. Rupee had settled at 71.34 against the US dollar on Thursday. The rupee however could not hold on to the gains and was trading at 70.91 against the US dollar at 1134 hrs. The government has also decided to not levy enhanced surcharge introduced in Budget on capital gain arising from sale of equity shares in a company liable for securities transaction tax (STT). Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex skyrocketed over 1300 points or 3.68 per cent, to 37,420.12 at 1120 hours, while the broader Nifty rose 362.95 points, or 3.39 per cent, to 11,067.75. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.43 per cent to trade at USD 64.68 per barrel. The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.79 per cent in morning trade. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.03 per cent to 98.23. Sitharaman expressed confidence that the tax concessions will bring investments in Make in India, boost employment and economic activity, leading to more revenue.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The state-owned banks and several private sector financial entities are gearing up to launch first phase of ‘customer outreach initiative’ covering 250 districts on October 3, for providing loans to retail customers and MSMEs to meet festival time needs. During four-day period beginning October 3, loans will be provided for retail, agriculture, vehicle, home, MSME, education and personal needs of consumers. The second phase will be in 150 districts and will be held between October 21 and October 25, just before Diwali, sources said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThis is part of the systematic bank reform process which envisioned taking banks to doorsteps and increasing ease of customer access and delivery of services, sources added. During the annual performance review earlier this month, public sector banks decided to undertake outreach exercise in identified 400 districts. Later, private sector too expressed their willingness to join the initiative. These camps will provide a one stop destination for MSMEs, small retail businesses and end customers to access all bank services, especially loans in auto, home, personal and business section. While at one level it will help businesses to gear up for the festive season, it will also provide ready cash in the hands of the consumers. Needless to say, all prudent financial norms and due diligence will be followed by PSBs while disbursing loans, the sources said.last_img read more