Guangzhou (China), Dec 15 (IANS) Japanese men's singles world No. 1 Kento Momota vanquished a fourth straight opponent here on Saturday to reach the championship match at badminton's World Tour Finals, the sport's elite year-end event.
After three consecutive straight-game victories in round-robin play, Momota scored a relatively routine 21-14, 21-12 victory in the semi-finals over South Korean world No. 6 Son Wan-ho.
Son was forced to try shots with little margin for error and that led to costly mistakes, including a smash wide of the sideline on match point, reports Efe news.
Next up for Momota in the championship match will be Chinese world No. 2 Shi Yuqi, who saved a match point in the second game before rallying to defeat India's Sameer Verma 12-21, 22-20, 21-17 in Saturday's other semi-final.
Sunday's contest will be a rematch of this year's BWF World Championships final, which Momota won 21-11, 21-13.
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has seized assets worth Rs 20.87 crore of Dabur India Director Pradip Burman and properties worth Rs 10.28 crore of Emmar MGF Managing Director Shravan Gupta, for holding assets abroad.
The Directorate said that seizure order was issued pursuant to investigation which revealed that Burman has deposited US$32,12,000 in his account with Zurich branch of the HongKong and Sanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), in Switzerland.
The agency said in a statement, the money deposited was in contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), and the amount had not been remitted to India to date.
The ED said the seizure of assets of Gupta were made for holding US$15,40,650 in HSBC, Switzerland in contravention of the FEMA.
"Investigation conducted so far has revealed that Gupta had parked US$15,40,650 with HSBC, Switzerland and failed to produce any evidence of bringing the entire amount back to India to date," the agency said.