Himachal Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said on Thursday that the Assembly elections were peaceful and no incidents of violence were reported. A total of 11,283 VVPAT units were used in all polling booths of the 68 constituencies out of which 297 were replaced, he said, adding this was well within the technical limits.Voting in some booths of Bilaspur Sadar, Naina Devi and Rekong Peo was disrupted when the button against the name of a particular candidate did not respond and record the voter’s choice. Supporters of the candidate protested the glitch which was later rectified.Shyam Saran Negi, the well-known first voter of the country, cast his vote in Kinnaur. A red carpet welcome was laid for the centenarian at the polling booth and he was escorted by the DM of Kinnaur. Mr. Negi, has used his electoral franchise for the 29th time in India.Former Union Minister from Congress and now senior BJP leader Sukhram cast his vote in Mandi along with his son and grandson, all of whom have now joined the BJP. Talking to reporters the octogenarian leader said the present Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was responsible for this plight of Congress in Mandi as well as the entire State.Mr. Virbhadra Singh voted in Rampur with his family, although he is contesting the elections from Arki in Solan and his son from rural Shimla. Senior Congress leader Kaul Singh Thakur voted in his native constituency of Drang in Mandi and said people would send him for ninth time to the State Vidhan Sabha.The BJP’s chief ministerial face Prem Kumar Dhumal voted along with his son Anurag Thakur and wife in Samirpur.Sixty sitting MLAs were among the 337 candidates fighting for a seat in the 68 member Assembly. As many as 7,525 polling booths were set up and 37,605 personnel deputed for poll duty in the state, which has a total of 50,25,941 voters.Security arrangementsA total of 17,850 personnel of police and Home Guards and 65 companies of central paramilitary force had also been deployed.The Congress and the BJP, led by Mr. Dhumal, contested all 68 seats. The BSP fought for 42 seats, the CPI(M) 14, the Swabhiman Party and Lok Gathbandhan Party six each and the CPI three. There are also 112 independents in the fray. Dharamsala had the maximum number of candidates at 12.
Share on Messenger Is Tottenham’s run of 30 league games without a draw a record? Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Football Email your questions and answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook Lee Madden (@leemadden83)What’s most games a team has lost in any given season and still won the domestic title, ie. who are the “worst” league winners.February 19, 2019 The Knowledge Jack Tanner (@mrjacktanner)How many defenders have scored a hat trick from open play?February 19, 2019 Play VideoAdvertisementPlayCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%FullscreenMuteThis is a modal window. Room for one more. “Lee Trundle scored 45 league goals in 23 appearances for Llanelli Town in 2016-17, when he turned 40,” notes Dave Johnston. “He scored 53 in all competitions that season, in only 31 appearances. Llanelli Town were promoted to the Welsh Football League Division One.”Knowledge archive“Have any players ever used a corner flag, a goalpost or an advertising hoarding to attack an opponent?” asked Pedro Salinas in 2007.Step forward Canada’s Paul Peschisolido, duly picking up a red card for his troubles against El Salvador during a World Cup qualifier in 1997. “I was kicked a few times and the referee wasn’t giving anything, while every challenge we made seemed to result in a foul,” he explained. “I was getting very annoyed and frustrated so I decided to elbow one of their players. It was right in the corner and, in fact, I elbowed the corner flag into his face.”Martin Keown managed the next best thing in January 2002, chucking a corner flag into the stands during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Elland Road. Early in the game Keown conceded a corner; as he got up he grabbed the flag and casually lobbed it behind him into the front rows of fans. Despite uproar from the supporters, the FA eventually decided he had not intended to hit them, and did not enforce any punishment.Sadly there were no such exciting tales regarding advertising hoardings, though Rudy Hulsman was quick to remind us of the match between Orlando Pirates and Black Leopards in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League. With the game in mid-flow, heavy winds suddenly sent a number of hoardings flying across the pitch, taking out a linesman and several players in a matter of seconds.• For thousands more questions and answers look through our archive. features Pinterest “Maty Ryan claims that the penalty he gave away in Brighton’s match against Burnley was the first he’s ever given away. If true, that’s quite impressive. Which goalkeeper holds the record for most games played without giving away a penalty?” wonders Mike Raphael. Share on Facebook But that can be topped. “As the oldest club in England still playing, Notts County have seen some opponents very infrequently,” writes Alex Lyon. “A quick look shows the longest gap between two matches is 109 years, with Kettering Town the opponents – the clubs have twice been drawn together in the FA Cup. The first match on 28 January 1899 was won by Notts County, but when they met again on 30 November 2008, the match was a draw and Kettering won the replay.”But that can be topped. “Even if you doubled Newport v City it wouldn’t beat the gap between fixtures for Chorley and Stockport County,” declared Gary Fairclough. “Before Stockport’s 3-0 league defeat to Chorley in November 2014 the two sides had not played each other competitively for 114 years. Their last meeting was in 1900; Britain was in turmoil over the second Boer War and across Europe new football teams were taking their first steps in the game with strange names like Ajax, Lazio and Bayern Munich. They probably never amounted to much.”But that can be topped. Here’s Michael Knaggs: “My best guess is on 24 August 2016, Accrington beat Burnley 1-0 in the EFL Cup. It was their first competitive meeting since 1893, 123 years prior, when Victoria had eight years to go as Queen of the empire, Dvorák’s New World Symphony premièred and Arthur Conan Doyle revealed that Sherlock Homes had died. If anyone can beat that, I tip my hat to them.”Can anyone beat that? Email email@example.com.Seeing red after a hat-trick“Players who have scored a hat-trick and got sent off during the same match,” tweets Chris Bull, straight to the point.“Chris Iwelumo,” replies James Flynn, pithily, in reference to the 2008 game in which the big man was one of two Wolves players dismissed in a spicy 3-1 win over Preston. But before being sent off (for sticking his nut on Sean St Ledger), Iwelumo bagged a treble to take his tally that season to eight goals in seven games.“In the 2001-02 Primeira Liga,” offers Dirk Maas, “FC Porto’s Benni McCarthy completed his hat-trick in the 74th minute against Santa Clara, only to be red-carded six minutes later.”And an example we dug out from close to home. Tony Crawford (@UrbanGriller)Which former players are unwelcome back at their old clubs, and why?February 19, 2019 Hat-trick scoring defender Medi Dresevic sent off after playful celebration. Read more Share on WhatsApp Topics Pinterest “When Newport played Manchester City in the FA Cup, it was the first time that the fixture had been played for more than 56 years,” writes Mark Meadowcroft. “The last match, on 24 October 1962 (2-1 to City at Maine Road in the League Cup) was at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the week after Love Me Do first charted. Is there a longer gap between two meetings of the same opponents?”Yes there is, Mark. Our first suggestion comes from Simon Cook: “Arsenal played Brentford on 26 September 2018 in the League Cup, 71 years after their last meeting on 26 May 1947.” Patrizia Panico in action for Italy at Euro 2009. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Can you help?“New Celtic loan signing Timothy Weah (son of George) was recently called up to the USMNT, likewise Jonathan Klinsmann (son of Jürgen), Shaq Moore (son of Trinidad and Tobago international Wendell), and Fafa Picault (grandson of Haiti international Max Antoine),” writes Eddie Eyers. “Is this the greatest collection of national team players whose forebears played for other nations?” Share via Email Andrew Toothill (@ARToothill)Folkestone vs Wingate finished 2-2 at the weekend, it was 0-0 at 90 mins, has a higher scoring game ever happened with all goals in injury time?February 19, 2019 Share on Pinterest Outscoring your age“Scott Dobbie of Queen of the South, age 36, had scored 37 goals by the end of January this season,” explains David Forbes. “Who is the oldest player to have outscored their age in a season?”“At top level, the legendary Ferenc Puskás takes some beating,” reckons David Warriston. “By the end of 1961-62, the Magyar maestro was 35 and had scored 40 goals for Real Madrid, including a first-half hat-trick in that year’s European Cup final. He was clearly on the slide however; the following season he failed to beat his age, netting a meagre 31 goals.”Here’s more from Tim Dockery: “Even at 39, Patrizia Panico was inducing panic among her opponents. When the 2013-14 season ended in Women’s Serie A, she was the top scorer with 43 goals for Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Torres Calcio Femminile. During that time, she also scored four goals for Torres in cup competitions, bringing her total for the year to 47.” “While playing some magnificent Sporcle quizzes, I noticed that German defender Karl-Heinz Schnellinger received Ballon d’Or votes in three consecutive years for work at four separate clubs: FC Köln and AC Mantova in 1963, AC Mantova/AS Roma in 1964, and AS Roma/Milan in 1965, and Milan alone in 1966,” writes Damian Blättler. “Surely this is the longest such streak? And has anyone received Ballon d’Or votes at more clubs than this?” Reuse this content