Top news at 11 am, Feb 16: IPL 2017 schedule released, BJP demands ‘ban’ on Shiv Sena’s ‘Saamana’, Usain Bolt wins his fourth Laureus

Usain Bolt wins his fourth Laureus

Sprinter Usain Bolt walked away with the ‘Oscar of Sports’ for the fourth time alongside legends like Roger Federer, Serena Williams and star surfer Kelly Slater as four-time Laureus award winner. He previously bagged this award in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Usain Bolt started making waves in the world of sprinting since 2004, but the world first took notice of the towering Jamaican when he sprinted his way to a treble gold at the Beijing Olympics 2008. Read More Here

IPL 2017 schedule released: David Warner-led SRH to clash with Virat Kohli-led RCB in IPL opener

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is all set to start on April 5 and this year’s edition will start off from right where it ended as David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will go up against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The defending champions SRH will be hosting the IPL 2017 opener. Read More Here

Here’s why BJP is demanding a ‘ban’ on publication of Shiv Sena’s ‘Saamana’

In a news twist in BJP-Shiv Sena relations, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a ban on its former ally Shiv Sena’s editorial mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ for three days. Reason: The party claims that publishing content amid the ongoing BMC elections should not be allowed. The elections to 10 municipal corporations and 25 Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra is being held in two phases on February 16 and 21. Read More Here