Ignored for Khel Ratna, Bajrang Punia to move court

first_imgStar Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has vowed to move court after being ignored for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.Asian Games champion Bajrang was considered as a strong contender for India’s highest sporting honour following his recent achievements. He won gold medals in Gold Coast and Jakarta this year. The Haryana grappler has also won a World Championship bronze medal in 2013 besides winning silver medals in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.The selection committee, which met on Monday, recommended cricketer Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for the prestigious award.Speaking to Mail Today, the 24-year-old wrestler said he was ‘hurt’. “I don’t know what is in their (selection committee’s) mind. My achievements are there what else do you want? I am coming to Delhi tomorrow and will file a case in the court against it. I am really disappointed,” Bajrang said on Tuesday.”I tried Rathore sir’s (Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh) number several times but of no use. He didn’t even reply. I will now meet him personally and enquire about the matter,” he added. “The World Championship is scheduled to begin next month and such ignorance of the ministry is really disappointing,” said Bajrang, who is currently training in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medallist and Bajrang’s guru, Yogeshwar Dutt, raised questions over ‘selection criteria’. “Bajrang has been consistently performing well in international tournaments. I am unable to understand why his name not being nominated for Khel Ratna. I am not against anybody. I am happy for the athletes who are getting awards but on what basis Bajrang has been ignored? The committee must make the criteria for selection transparent,” he said.advertisementIt is also learnt that Indian wrestling coach Sujeet Maan has also expressed his disappointment over Dronacharya award snub. According to sources, Maan is likely to meet the sports minister soon.last_img read more

Oppo K3 to go on sale today on Amazon at 12pm: Price, specs and launch offers

first_imgOppo K3 will go on sale for the first time in India today after being announced on Friday. The latest smartphone from Oppo bears a lot of resemblance with the Realme X, right from specifications to pricing. The Oppo K3 touts a notchless Super AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and Snapdragon 710 processor, among other things and an affordable mid-range price point.The Oppo K3 starts at Rs 16,990 for the base variant that comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and goes up to Rs 19,990 for the 8GB + 128GB storage variant. The Oppo K3 will go on sale on Amazon India today, July 23, at 12pm. Launch offers on the Oppo K3 include instant discount Rs 1,000 on Axis Bank Debit and Credit card and on Credit Card EMI, Jio benefits worth Rs 7,050, Lenskart gift voucher worth Rs 5,000, Rs 1,000 cashback on purchasing the smartphone via Amazon Pay, discount up to Rs 12,000 on Oyo and No Cost EMI on 3 and 6 months.Oppo K3 specificationsOppo K3 offers a premium-looking design inspired by the Reno-series. The 3D glasstic rear panel comes in Aurora Blue and Jade Black gradient colours. The Oppo K3 sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) notchless Super AMOLED display with a screen ratio of 91.1 per cent and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.Like the Realme X, the Oppo K3 is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor. While the Realme X comes in 4GB and 8GB RAM options, the Oppo K3 is offered in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. The smartphone offers up to 128GB of internal storage with no microSD card support. The Oppo K3 can hold two nano SIM cards, measures 161.2×76.0x9.4mm and weighs 191 grams.advertisementIn addition to face unlock, the Oppo K3 also gets an in-display fingerprint sensor. The dual camera setup on the back includes a 16-megapixel f/1.7 main camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The pop-up camera mechanism houses a 16-megapixel sensor. The Oppo K3 packs a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It ships with Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6 and supports Dolby Atmos as well.We recently compared the Oppo K3 with the Realme X and found most of the specs to be similar. However, the Realme X offers a higher resolution 48MP dual camera setup and 128GB storage for the base variant. The Oppo K3, on the other hand, gets more RAM for the base model.ALSO READ | Oppo K3 vs Realme X: How are the two phones different from each other?last_img read more