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If the Congress party’s strategists can only offer Priyanka as a solution to an existential crisis, One such play point of the tournament was the Invitation Doubles Round Robin Gentlemen match on Saturday when Iran’s Mansour Bahrami and France’s Michael Llodra combined with Lleyton Hewitt, Researchers.

The petitioner has cited the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act of 1959 and has called for nullifying the appointment of both Adityanath and Maurya. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsSixty-year old Noorie Mohammed belongs to the erstwhile Katputli Colony at Shadipur Depot. Some weeks ago, falsification and leakages.the plan that has been received now states that he would travel by road. 2010, with the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado overlooking a lake ringed by mountains and forest. For her role she needs to don an Indian avatar, to get more information if anybody else from Surat is involved in the racket. Despite programmes like Janani Shishu Surakhsha Karyakyam for newborn and lactating mothers and Integrated Child Development Scheme.

adding that he got a recent request from a resident from Walkeshwar,the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) secretary general Ajay Singh Chautala said: ? ?and 127 matches,the list whittled down to fiveCAF teams who will be taking the plane to Russia to play at the World Cup finals Qualified teams: Egypt Morocco Nigeria Senegal and Tunisia will represent the African continent in the premier event Notable misses: Ivory Coast Ghana Cameroon 2 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 46 teams from the AFC fought it out with each other for the five places in the offing Qualified teams: Australia Iran Japan Korea Republic Saudi Arabia 3 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) UEFA offered the highest number of berths (13) and the long qualifying process came to a close with celebrations and heartbreaks in equal measure Qualified teams: Belgium Croatia Denmark England France Germany Iceland Poland Portugal Russia Serbia Spain Sweden Switzerland Notable misses: Italy Netherlands Czech Republic Hungary 4 Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) With one big name missing out and a first-time entrant the qualifying tournament hadthe proverbial twist Qualified teams: Costa Rica Mexico Panama Notable misses: United States of America 5 The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) With 10 teams in the federation fighting for five spots there werebound to be a few upsets and surprises Qualified teams: Argentina Brazil Colombia Peru Uruguay Notable misses: Chile Ecuador Paraguay By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 13 2017 10:33 pm Manika Batra got direct entry into the main draw along with Mouma Das and Ankita Das (Photo by: Vipin Pawar) Top News The deliberate absence of topinternational table tennis stars including the Chinese hastaken the sheen off the first ever ITTF World Tour event inIndia beginning at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex The USD 120000 India Open also happens to be the biggest ever ITTF event in terms of prize money but despite the rewards on offer a majority of the big names have given it a miss That the tournament failed to generate interest is evident from the 80-player entry list with 28 confirmed in the women’s field and 52 in men The scenario however was much different at the openingWorld Tour event in Hungary last month The prize money onoffer was substantially less compared to the India Open but the tournament still attracted 316 entries The fundamental question arises: why did the tournament failed to attract the cream of the table tennis world “Unfortunately the perception of the table tennisfraternity about India has not changed despite the fact thatthere has been a lot of improvement on the ground in the last decade or so Players are still reluctant to travel to India They fear falling sick” India’s leading player Soumyajit Ghosh who will be in action here told PTI Sharath Kamal country’s highest-ranked player at 62 andIndia’s sole direct entry in the men’s singles draw said thetournament is a good beginning but it needs to establishitself on the ITTF calendar so that more players show interest “For India it can only be good that such a big event istaking place but for the table tennis world to take notice itneeds to be held annually for another three to four years sothat the players feel more confident about coming here” said Sharath The mighty Chinese and South Korean are not here but itis not as if the tournament is completely devoid of star power World number five Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany will bein action and so will be eighth-ranked Vladimir Samsonov ofBelarus Ovtcharov is no stranger to the country having won India Open just before the Commonwealth Games in 2010 when the event was part of the ITTF Pro Tour Japanese number one and world number four Jun Mizutani isnot here but his country will be represented by Koki Niwa (ranked 19th) Yuto Muramatsu (24) and Yuya Oshima (39) World number 13 Doo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong is thehighest-ranked player in the women’s draw followed by herteammate Lee Ho Ching (24) World number 88 Manika Batra willbe leading the local challenge and is seeded 10th ahead ofcompatriots 12th seed Mouma Das 14th seed Ayhika Mukherjee and 16th seed Ankita Das It is a draw of 32 for both and men’s and women’s singleswith the top 16 getting a direct entry into the main draw beginning February 16 The qualification rounds will be held on February 14 and 15 when as many as 29 Indians will vie to make the main draw For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 22 2016 2:29 am Photo used for representational purpose Related News The Aam Aadmi Party Thursday held BJP responsible for the fire at the Bhalswa landfill site saying the blaze was triggered “intentionally” in an effort to “fail the odd-even scheme” However letters exchanged earlier between the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation show that the issue had been taken up before the second round of the road rationing scheme A letter by the DPCC in February stated that the fires taking place at the landfill were in violation of the Environmental (Protection) Act 1986 “The burning of municipal solid waste is a serious cause of air pollution” it said Share This Article Related Article The letter further stated that the North civic body would be charged Rs 5000 per day in accordance with the directions of the National Green Tribunal on burning of waste In response to this the civic body said the Bhalswa site was not designed as a landfill site and it was a dumping ground that had become a landfill This was the reason fires were often reported at the site it said The North MCD’s letter said that despite the landfill not being an engineered one the civic body had no option but to continue using the site as it had not been allotted land in accordance with the Supreme Court’s orders in 2000 which had directed the DDA and the Delhi government to provide civic bodies with requisite land for the construction of sanitary landfills A spokesperson for the civic body said “We have time and again stated that we require more land… these incidents are bound to happen in non-engineered landfills” WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: All-rounder Ben Stokes is set to play his first international T20 match since his traumatic experience in the World Cup final earlier this year after being named in the squad for next Wednesday’s match against Pakistan The 25-year-old has not played T20 international cricket since the West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite smashed him for four successive sixes in the final over of April’s World Cup final to seal an unlikely victory for the West Indians Ben Stokes was hit for 4 consecutive sixes by Carlos Brathwaite in the last over of the T20 World Cup Final AFP Stokes is joined for the game at Old Trafford by Durham county team-mate Mark Wood in a squad that includes nine of the team which beat Sri Lanka in their previous T20 match in July Captain Eoin Morgan can also call on the experience of prolific batsman Joe Root who is named in the squad alongside all-rounder Moeen Ali and Alex Hales All three were rested for the Sri Lanka match earlier in the summer "It is excellent to see the progress we are making in white ball cricket across both formats" said national selector James Whitaker "The IT20 international against Pakistan will give the squad another opportunity to measure their development "The squad has an exciting feel with exceptional talent throughout "We are delighted to welcome back Ben Stokes and Mark Wood into the squad Both are world-class players and are an important part of our long-term plans to become the best side in the world "It is testament to the excellent work being nurtured in the county structure and through the England Lions that there is a depth of quality pushing the nucleus of the current group" Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt) Moeen Ali Sam Billings Jos Buttler Alex Hales Chris Jordan Tymal Mills Liam Plunkett Adil Rashid Joe Root Jason Roy Ben Stokes David Willey Mark Wood London:India fought hard before losing 1-3 against higher-ranked Netherlands to suffer their first defeat in the Hockey World League League Semi-Final on Tuesday All the goals came in the first two quarters of the match with Netherlands scoring through Thierry Brinkman (2nd minute) Sander Baart (12th) and Mirco Pruijser (24th) while Akashdeep Singh sounded the board for India with a brilliant field strike The loss however did not make any impact on India’s chances in the tournament as they had already qualified for the quarter-finals before Tuesday’s encounter as they had registered wins in their first three games India’s SV Sunil in action against the Netherlands during World Hockey League Semi-Finals AP Netherlands topped Pool B with an all-win record from four matches while India finished second with three wins from four games India will take on Malaysia on Thursday while Netherlands will face fourth-placed team in Pool A —China —in the quarter-finals on the same day Going by world rankings Netherlands (4th) were rated as favourites against the sixth-placed Indians and the Dutchmen played the match on the expected lines controlling the proceedings for major part of the match The Indians were slow to get off the blocks and the Dutch caught the Indian defence off guard as early as in the second minute when Sardar Singh lost possession of the ball just outside the Indian circle and Brinkman made no mistake in giving his side the lead Young Akash Chikte then pulled off a brilliant save to deny Jonas de Geus in the sixth minute But Netherlands doubled their lead in the 12th minute when Baart scored from their first penalty corner In the very next move India got a penalty corner but wasted the opportunity Chikte once again came to India’s rescue to deny Netherlands skipper Billy Bakker just at the stroke of first quarter Netherlands got two back-to-back penalty corners soon but failed to utilise both The Dutchmen completely dictated the pace at least in the opening quarter as the Indians lacked co-ordination Netherlands made it 3-0 in the 24th minute when Pruijser scored after receiving a through pass from Bjorn Kellerman It took a brilliant field strike from Akashdeep to bring India back into the match as Roelant Oltmans’ men went into the breather trailing 1-3 After the change of ends the Indians created a few scoring chances with Ramandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh at the fore but Netherlands goalkeepers Sam van der Ven and Pirmin Blaak who took the field through rolling substitution made some fine saves to keep their lead intact The Indians created their chances but they failed to sustain possession of the ball for long periods of time which eventually cost them dearly In the last 10 minutes India earned two more penalty corners by Van der Ven was at his best to deny Harmanpreet on both occasions By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 17 2017 4:24 pm Virat Kohli focuses a lot on his diet and fitness and his teammates have also praised him for that (Source: Instagram) Related News Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has always shown great stamina energy and endurance on the field Apart from his solid batting he is also considered as India’s fittest player in the team Showing a different form of workout to his fans Kohli on Saturday posted a short video on his Twitter account of him performing one-handed push-ups He also challenged his fans to try this form of exercise as he wrote “How many one-handed push-ups can you do #TrainToLive #LiveToTrain” Kohli’s fitness mantra has also influenced many other players in the side to take part in fitness activities and post exercise videos on social media and encourages fans to take up exercising regularly to improve their mental and physical health Kohli showed impressive performance against Sri Lanka in the previous ODI series with two back to back centuries in his last two ODIs and he will look to continue his form against Australia in the five-match ODI series How many one handed push ups can you do #TrainToLive #LiveToTrain pictwittercom/gnQEk7cdiE — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16 2017 The Indian captain was also the highest scorer against Sri Lanka in the ODI series with 330 runs in five matches His knock of 131 runs in the fourth ODI followed by an unbeaten 110 in the fifth took him to 30 ODI centuries mark breaking former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s 29-century record This remarkable achievement leaves Kohli 19 centuries behind the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has 49 ODI centuries to his name For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by T P Sreenivasan | Updated: September 11 2014 7:51 am The focus has shifted from the nuclear liability act and trade issues to Javelin missiles and Apache helicopters Words like ‘co-development’ ‘co-production’ are music to Indian ears Related News AfterNepal and Japan the US is the next big destination for Prime Minister Narendra Modi If the signals from Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel are any indication defence cooperation alone will ensure the success of the visit Preparations are in full swing and the Indian community is gearing up for a reception for Modi at Madison Square Garden Though scheduling problems have come in the way of him addressing a joint session of the Congress this has been explained to Modi by the speaker of the house Among the US secretaries who came to Delhi to prepare the ground for the visit Hagel made the greatest impact The uncertainty caused by the nuclear liability issue and the WTO confrontation lifted to reveal a plan of unprecedented cooperation in defence including trade in advanced weapon systems as well as co-production co-development and technology transfer Whether the other issues are resolved or not the visit will be a resounding success if defence cooperation is opened up India began to have contact with the Pentagon after the nuclear tests but this was basically to receive briefings on nuclear command and control systems A defence group was also set up but did not go beyond protocol issues The US nominated a mere assistant secretary to the group and as a result our defence secretary thought it inappropriate for him to lead the Indian delegation It is a sign of the changed times that the US will be represented by its under secretary for defence for acquisition technology and licencing in the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative and India by its exact equivalent the secretary for defence production After the sweet and sour visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry which was marked by India’s tough stand on snooping and the WTO — one analyst even concluded that “America gets neither strategic nor a fair economic opportunity from India” — Hagel came to Delhi with irresistible offers that were tailored to the vision articulated by the Modi government The focus has shifted from the nuclear liability act and trade issues to Javelin missiles and Apache and Chinook helicopters Words like “co-development” “co-production” and “free exchange of technology” are music to Indian ears These have been heard only in the context of Russia France and Israel so far Hagel seems to have secured an agreement from India to renew the nine-year-old New Framework for the India-US Defence Relationship Back then there was speculation that the US was more interested in arms trade than nuclear trade with India With Modi enthusiastic about indigenous defence production using imported technology and the liberalisation of FDI the US has found the right moment to make its move But Hagel went beyond offers of equipment and technology transfer and presented a vision of cooperation between India and the US on security stability freedom of sea lanes economic development and energy He spoke of military exercises together with India and Japan and higher studies in defence Delving deeper into the political arena Hagel assured India that there should be no fear that the US and China would form a G-2 to administer the world He was referring to the impression created during a visit of the former US president Bill Clinton to China that the two countries would partition the world between themselves leaving China to take care of South Asia India had not made a secret of its extreme concern on that occasion Then President KR Narayanan had said at his banquet for Clinton that though the globe had become a village nobody should arrogate to himself the role of village head Hagel took another precaution Since Modi had already indicated his intention to develop economic and commercial ties with China the US did not want to appear to vie for favours from India So he explicitly said that India should go ahead and develop meaningful relations with both the US and China without fearing a zero-sum game The US and China were competitors not rivals he said At the same time he called for a US-India-Japan alliance and referred to the danger to maritime security in the South China Sea India’s response to these offers is not yet known but nothing was rejected out of hand Even with the best intentions it may not be possible to conclude agreements during Modi’s visit to Washington in September India’s involvement in arms deals with Russia is still substantial The shift from Russia to the US will take time It is not clear whether the new offers from the US will automatically resolve the many issues that have plagued India’s defence cooperation with it Conflicts of interests with Pakistan have always been a dampener The reluctance of the US to part with the most modern technology may also be hard to break But the interests of the two sides converge on this issue and success is assured weeks ahead of the visit The writer a former ambassador and governor for India at the IAEA is executive vice chairman Kerala State Higher Education Council [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Updated: February 7 2014 11:32 pm The first surprising element in the whole episode was the uncharacteristic manner in which a sober staid reticent and veteran Congressman Janardhan Dwivedi virtually lit the fuse Related News There is a touch of mystery in the brief but brisk storm at the higher echelons of the Congress over the sensitive issue of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions So much so that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had to issue a strongly worded statement to put an end to the controversy that had arisen suddenly and was avoidable The first surprising element in the whole episode was the uncharacteristic manner in which a sober staid reticent and veteran Congressman Janardhan Dwivedi virtually lit the fuse He is not only a very senior general secretary but is known to be in the inner circle of the Congress president He may no longer be the chief of Congress publicity but whenever an important announcement has to be made he is entrusted with the task At the famous AICC meeting at the Talkatora stadium on January 17 he was the master of ceremonies Yet he took it upon himself to plead for an end to the caste-based reservations and their replacement by reservations for the economically weaker sections of all castes and communities He argued that the benefits of the present system go to the “well-off within the reserved categories” — the “creamy layer” in the words of the Supreme Court — “and the poor are left at the bottom of the social pyramid” He added for good measure that his views were in conformity with the resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee in August 1990 when V P Singh then prime minister announced 27 per cent reservations for the OBCs — called Other Backward Classes in the Constitution but are in fact intermediate castes — as recommended by the Mandal Commission It is necessary to mention that the Mandal Commission was appointed by the Janata government in the late 1970s But by the time the commission submitted its report the Janata was history and Indira Gandhi was back in power She quietly consigned it to some pigeonhole In Rajiv Gandhi’s time some voices began to be raised that this report should be implemented He confided to an aide: “The Mandal Commission’s report is a can of worms I won’t touch it” Later when Singh did take the plunge and there were widespread protests leading to violence and firings by the police Rajiv told the same aide: “VP Singh is the most divisive man in India after Mohammed Ali Jinnah” In Parliament? Reuters 1.Indian households have turned to gold as a store of wealth and gold now accounts for seven per cent of household savings.Since no injury marks were found on the body as per the report, but you have come out alive despite all your tears. For all the latest Entertainment News, on Thursday.

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