The owner of the Spartak Moscow and vice president of Russian oil company Lukoil, Leonid Fedún, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.“Leonid Fedún, chairman of the board of directors of FC Spartak Moscow, has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection. He is currently being treated at the hospital, “the soccer club said in a brief statement.In the note, which does not specify how Fedún is, club wishes you a “speedy recovery”.The Russian league has been suspended since March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far affected 177,160 people in the country, of which 92,676 have been registered in Moscow, headquarters of Spartak and focus of the disease in Russia. Spartak, the most popular team in Russia, is the biggest disappointment of the season, as it is eighth in a league with 16 teams, in which the leader is Zenit Saint Petersburg and the red lantern is the Akhmat de Grozny.The leadership of the Russian First Division League (RPL) offered clubs two options on April 27 to resume national competition, suspended due to coronavirus: June 21 or 28. Both options take into account the possibility of finishing playing the Russian Cup, a decision that will ultimately be taken by the Russian Football Union.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (PTI) With Odisha and Chhattishgarh on a collision course over sharing of Mahanadi water, the Centre today decided to invite the chief ministers of both the states to Delhi to discuss the matter.”It has been decided to invite Chief Ministers of Odisha and Chhattisgarh to Delhi for a meeting on any date between September 10 and 20,” Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters.Pradhan said this after a BJP delegation from Odisha met Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and MOS Water Resources Sanjeev Balyan in New Delhi.The delegation, led by Pradhan, expressed concerns over the developments taking place over Mahanadi issue and sought assurance from Bharati and Balyan that Odisha gets its due supply of water from the river.”Bharati has assured us that the Centre would not allow any injustice towards Odisha,” Pradhan said.Bharati also informed that she has asked officials of her Ministry to ensure that Chhattisgarh shared all information sought by Odisha before the meeting of the two Chief Ministers in Delhi.”My officials have told me that it (sharing of information) will be completed within a week,” Pradhan said quoting Bharati.Pradhan said that Bharati has said that she would write a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to fix any date between September 10 to September 20 for a meeting between the two chief ministers.”Let Patnaik decide the date of meeting between September 10 to 20 as per his convenience. The Centre will invite Chhattishgarh Chief Minister on that date,” Pradhan said.Though water being a state subject, uninterrupted flow in Mahanadi during the non-monsoon period in Odisha is in the states interest and has been clarified during debates in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the issue, Pradhan said adding that there should not be any compromise on Odishas interests. (More) PTI AAM SUS SMJ SNPadvertisement