Hamburg-ered: Porsches worth Rs 8 crore destroyed in possible G20 arson attack

first_imgThousands of protesters from around Europe poured into the port city of Hamburg to join big demonstrations against G20 summit.Police expected around 1,00,000 protesters in Hamburg, some 8,000 of whom are deemed by security forces to be ready to commit violence.This poses a challenge for those tasked with securing the July 7-8 summit of leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies. The summit is hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel who faces tough talks on divisive issues including trade and climate change.Reuters On Wednesday more than 7,000 mainly young and beer-drinking revelers staged a march waving placards, denouncing capitalism and G20 leaders.But a fire overnight at a luxury Porsche car dealership in the north of the city that damaged the luxury vehicles could be a foretaste of what’s to come.A fire at a Porsche Center in Eidelstedt, Hamburg early Thursday morning engulfed nearly 12 sports cars in a suspected G20-related arson attack.According to an RT report, the fire broke out at around 3.55 am local time. Soon the firefighters were called to the scene where upon reaching, they saw 10 cars on fire.Reuters Ten cars were left all crispy after the fire. Others were damaged by the fire, as well as the foam used to extinguish the flames, NDR reports. Porsche estimated the damage cost more than $1.3 million (Rs 8.4 crore approximately).’Welcome to hell’ – protesters vowed to disrupt G20 summit, and maybe, hell it is.FYI || World Earth Day: Coimbatore, Hyderabad join March for Science from India ||FYI || People take it to streets with their climate protests to mark Donald Trump’s 100 days in office ||advertisementFYI || Tamil Nadu farmer protest: 9 antics used to grab attention of PM Narendra Modi and the media ||last_img read more

Kuldeep Yadav credits skipper Virat Kohli for giving freedom to attack

first_imgStar India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he wouldn’t have been successful at the world stage had it not been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the freedom to attack.”You need a skipper who backs you and believes in your ability to shine on the big stage. You think we could have been so successful if Kohli bhai had not given us the freedom to attack? I don’t think so,” Kuldeep told PTI in an interview.Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was badly let down by the batting friendly conditions at Eden Gardens in this year’s IPL as he returned with just four wickets from nine matches before being dropped by his franchise in the business end of the tournament.The 24-year-old said he is looking forward to put the IPL disappointment behind with a spectacular performance in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.”IPL is very different than World Cup. There are players who have done well in IPL but have struggled to make a mark for the country. I’ve matured as a bowler and by no means it will affect my performance in the World Cup,” Kuldeep said.”It’s (T20) such a format, you may have a bad day where you’re hit for runs. I’m not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets.”By his own standard, an average of 71.50 in IPL is something he would look to forget.”If I’m not getting wickets it does not mean I’m not bowling well. Now I play as a mature cricketer and think more about the team,” Kuldeep said.advertisementKuldeep also spoke about the recent controversy about his comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni that sometimes the former skipper “goes wrong” with his tips.”How can a youngster like me make such comments on a senior member of the side? My comments had been misinterpreted by media to create a controversy,” he said.”There is no doubt that his tips have been invaluable not only for me but for the entire team. His presence behind the stumps makes our job easy and nobody can change that fact. We wouldn’t have been half as effective without his inputs.”Andre Russell was a terror in the IPL with his batting exploits and single-handedly turned KKR’s fortunes before they failed to make the playoffs.Kuldeep said he has learnt a few tricks which he would employ against the West Indian in the World Cup.”He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness. It’s not just this, I’ve different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I’m very clear in my mind,” he signed off.Also Watch:last_img read more