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2014 1:52 am Related News Private unaided schools in the city can once again charge school fees on a quarterly basis as a division bench of the Delhi High Court set aside a single bench order that had limited the schools to charging fees only on a monthly basis. ? Police has launched investigations in the case. the NC called for involvement of Pakistani establishment in finding a solution to it. be it Hillary Clinton or Condoleezza Rice, wear formal business suits in single shades On the day she took office Swaraj was resplendent in a parrot green sari with a red jacket while Singh was equally striking in a red sari with a yellow blouse Ruchira Kamboj who was summoned from Paris to be chief protocol officer to receive high-level guests from SAARC countries for the PM’s swearing-in was the subject of much comment on Twitter because of her unusual long-sleeve sari blouse with an animal pattern Incidentally Kamboj slighted the Bangladesh Speaker by refusing to welcome her personally at the airport She opted to receive only heads of government For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sweta Dutta | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 4:15 am Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Top News In a bid to take its promise of corruption-free municipal corporations forward the Aam Aadmi Party Wednesday unveiled a manifesto that attempts to merge state and local governance for the first time From simplifying building plan approvals and abolishing mutation and conversion fees for property owners to addressing health financial stability and sanitation workers the AAP hopes the manifesto addresses day-to-day challenges of the affluent as well as the working class AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has repeatedly complained of multiplicity of authority in the capital as the main reason behind poor grievance redressal of residents and unsatisfactory implementation of public projects The new proposal he hopes will integrate not just governance but also accountability “We will institute a single unified public grievance helpline for the Delhi government and the MCD with a turnaround time of 48 hours” Kejriwal announced during the release of the manifesto at his official residence Wednesday noon “The Delhi government has completely destroyed the education power tanker medicine and contractor mafia AAP ne kamar tod diya hai inka That is what we will do in the MCDs too” “Delhi government has done a lot in education but till Class V schools are under the MCD If we win we will bring similar changes in MCD schools and also introduce nursery and kindergarten We promise an integrated system of kindergarden to Class XII education wherein the transition of a student from an MCD school (Class V) to a Delhi government school (Class VI onwards) will be seamless” Kejriwal said In healthcare the party has promised to transform MCD hospitals and dispensaries to make them like Delhi government hospitals The AAP also promised to relax norms for approvals of building plans or minor modifications to houses to make the process of applying and receiving certificates and licences online and to abolish conversion and mutation fees for property owners For tenants a large section of whom are Poorvanchali migrants the party promised waiver in power tariff and free water supply up to 20000 liters per month Trying to take its promise of swaraj ahead — which has been the basis of AAP government’s mohalla sabhas — the party has proposed that RWAs be given a say in the expenditure of funds allocated to councillors in their wards The party also promised that all payments to contractors will be released only after certification of good work from the RWAs and citizens For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: October 21 2015 6:24 pm The idyllic locales of Dhanachuli and Nainital in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region will play host to around 120 stars from the field of literature media education art cinema and music from October 23 to 27 as part of the inaugural Kumaon Literary Festival (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News The idyllic locales of Dhanachuli and Nainital in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region will play host to around 120 stars from the field of literature media education art cinema and music from October 23 to 27 as part of the inaugural Kumaon Literary Festival “The Kumaon Literary Festival is the first one of international scale and standards to be held in a rural area Dhanachuli is being developed into a smart village – through creative initiatives In this intolerant society the fest will discuss the culture of ban Author Anuja Chauhan who supports ban on porn and others who are against it will be sharing the same stage to discuss their views” its prime mover Sumant Batra told IANS A carefully drawn-up list of speakers from India and abroad are set to brainstorm on history art culture cinema literature and politics among others Founded by Sumant Batra an eminent lawyer and senior consultant to IMF the Kumaon Literary Festival (KLF) has been conceptualised and planned by a group comprising distinguished personalities like Janhavi Prasada (filmmaker) Anuj Bahri (literary agent) Barkha Dutt (journalist) and others The KLF is also supported by UN Women and the Uttarakhand Tourism Board Among the speakers at the festival will be authors Shekhar Pathak Anuja Chauhan Mrinal Pande and Namita Gokhale and film personalities Rajat Kapoor and Fahad Samar among others Dhanachuli an enchanting little village in the Himalayas will host the first three days of the event before it moves to Nainital Arguably the first travelling literary festival in the country it would host top authors cinema and media personalities political commentators and opinion makers at Te Aroha Dhanachuli an enchanting little village in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand It will then travel to Abbotsford Nainital The KLF will also be the first literary festival in India which will have its own mobile application K-Lit which allows users to watch the fest live receive live updates and pictures and also allow them to interact with the speakers For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Updated: May 25 2014 12:17 am Related News The Marquess of Salisbury the last prime minister of Great Britain to sit in the House of Lords once said to Queen Victoria “Why does everyone talk about change Aren’t things bad enough as they are” Something similar seems to be the sentiment in the Congress party when everyone asks them to change Why change when you are comfortable with defeat since you can always look back to the glory days You can just reassure yourself that those days will return Just look at history The Congress has a forgetful relationship with its own history It thinks it is a 129-year-old party going back to 1885 Of course that party was broken in 1969 by Indira Gandhi who was again expelled in 1977 and founded her own party in 1978 That party the Indian National Congress (Indira) lurched to its latest crisis last week Thus a party of 129 or 45 or 36 years has hit the skids But it is not the fault of the dynasty After all no dynasty member has been a PM for 25 years Will the future ever see a PM from the dynasty Will Dr Manmohan Singh go down in history as the last Congress PM Old parties have disappeared before The Liberal Party of Britain won a landslide victory in 1905 and twice more Then it split lost an election in 1924 and was never elected to office for the rest of the century Longevity is not immortality Think of the election results not as a revolution or a futuristic event but more as a renaissance — a rebirth a restoration As some shrewd people have observed we are back to 1952 Then there was a single dominant party and all other parties were dwarves Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was constantly admonished by the opposition parties for not doing enough for their growth He used to apologise as he could not help trouncing them election after election He won three elections convincingly and then the troubles began In 1967 the opposition parties spread their wings Indira Gandhi promptly chopped them off in 1971 Again they rose in 1977 phoenix-like and died three years later After one more success the Congress never recovered its past glory after 1989 The outlook is hopeless 25 years later But look at the winner The BJP is now the ‘Big Beast’ dwarfing others There is not even an official opposition Modi talks of embracing all parties and the 125 crore Indians as they march in step Nehru reportedly coined the slogan ‘Kadam Milake Chalo’ Modi could use the slogan The first 10 years after Independence if not 15 India had an effective Opposition despite the numbers The Congress behaved itself except perhaps when dismissing the Communist government in Kerala We remember those years nostalgically Maybe we are there once again there Mandal seems to have diminished if not declined Fragile coalitions are gone at the Centre Many state governments are reacting to the earthquake by adjusting to a post-Mandal post-Congress world The nation seems to have laid aside many though not all differences and decided that it wanted an orderly government at the Centre The Guardian has described the result as the final departure of the British That is harsh but there was a continuity between the British Raj and the Congress one T B Macaulay’s Indian Penal Code (IPC) rules as does the Civil Service established in his day that was copied by the British after the Northcote-Trevelyan reforms The home country has reformed its penal code and its civil service India remains the museum of British Imperialism That perhaps may be why the young are impatient for change At last there is a party in power that is unburdened by history or heritage; a party born after Independence with a leader to match in age That is a renaissance which promises a revolution Let us have a bureaucracy that delivers results rather than sticks to rules Let us have justice for a new India where women transgenders gay and lesbian citizens are not treated as victims of a Victorian penal code Let us reinvent India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: December 17 2016 7:34 pm Sasikumar’s Balle Vellaiyathevaa to release on December 23 Top News The upcoming film of actor Sasikumar Balle Vellaiyathevaa has been cleared by the censor board with a clean ‘U’ certificate paving the way for its release next Friday The comedy film set in a rural backdrop also has Kovai Sarala who plays the grandmother of Sashikumar in the film Her get-up in the film resembles a popular character played by legendary actor Aachi Manorama The teaser of Balle Vellaiyathevaa reminds us of the 1988 hit film Patti Sollai Thattathe which revolved around the hilarious relationship between a grandson and his grandmother The film which is written and directed by debutant P Solai Prakash is produced by Sashikumar And it marks the debut of Tanya Ravichandran as a heroine The makers are very confident that this film would work So much so that they were ready for the box office clash with actor Suriya’s Singam 3 at the box office However the makers of the cop film postponed the release date for the third time on Friday citing various reasons Taking the advantage of the Singam 3 postpone actor Vishal brought forward the release of his film Kathi Sandai to December 23 from January Earlier the film was promoted as a Pongal release along with Vijay’s Bairavaa It will simultaneously release in Telugu as Okkadochadu “#KaththiSandai n #okkadochadu confirmed to release on Dec 23rd worldwidegb @hiphoptamizha @tamannaahspeaks @CameoFilmsIndia @sooriofficial” wrote actor Vishal on his Twitter account “All work in full swing for #KaththiSandai n #okkadochadu release on #dec23 @hiphoptamizha @tamannaahspeaks @CameoFilmsIndia @sooriofficial” #KaththiSandai n #okkadochadu confirmed to release on Dec 23rd worldwidegb @hiphoptamizha @tamannaahspeaks @CameoFilmsIndia @sooriofficial — Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 15 2016 The film stars Tamannaah as the female lead and marks the comeback of popular comedian Vadivelu on the big screen after a hiatus Kathi Sandai is directed by Suraj who has commercial hits like Padikkadhavan Alex Pandian and Maappillai to his credit Madras Enterprises has bankrolled the project and Hiphop Thamizha has scored the music for the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBarcelona took a huge step towards regaining the La Liga title as goals from Luis Suarez Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal beat bitter rivals Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to open up a 14-point lead over the European champions Barcelona players celebrate after beating Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu AFP In a recurring theme of this season Madrid were made to pay for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema missing first-half chances as Barca took control after half-time Suarez rounded off a flowing counter-attack to open the scoring before Messi blasted home a penalty after Madrid defender Dani Carvajal was sent-off for punching the ball off the goal line And Messi was the creator as Vidal rubbed salt into Real’s wounds deep into stoppage time "The league isn’t finished we haven’t even completed the first half of the season" claimed Barca boss Ernesto Valverde on his side’s seemingly unassailable advantage However victory extends Barca’s unbeaten run to 25 games in all competitions as they moved nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid and exacted revenge for a 5-1 thrashing on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup at the hands of Real in August Madrid do still have a game in hand over Barca to marginally reduce the gap at the top but their efforts in the new year are now likely to be more focused on becoming the first side to win three consecutive Champions League titles in over 40 years "We are down because it is a defeat that hurts" said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane "Madrid never give up whatever happens It is a difficult moment because we’ve lost by three goals I could say we don’t deserve it but that is football" Despite the clash between the Spanish capital’s and Catalonia’s two giants taking place just two days after three parties favouring independence for the prosperous region from Spain retained an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament there was little attention paid to politics inside the ground once the action got underway Real rue Ronaldo miskick It could have been very different for the hosts if Ronaldo had buried a huge opportunity when he completely miskicked just 10 minutes in Barca didn’t threaten at all until the half hour mark when Messi finally found some room in a congested midfield to pick out Paulinho’s late run and the Brazilian’s acrobatic effort was matched by a flying save from Keylor Navas Seconds later it was Marc-Andre ter Stegen to demonstrate why he has been one of the keys to Barca’s success this season by getting an outstretched toe to turn Ronaldo’s fiercely struck shot behind Benzema was inches away from giving Real a half-time lead as he headed against the post two minutes before the break However Barca came out a different side in the second period to almost certainly put the title out of Madrid’s reach "In the second-half we managed to impose our control on the game" added Valverde Nine minutes after the break Sergio Busquets’s calm opened up the Madrid midfield as he fed Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto eventually crossed to Suarez to apply the finishing touch Suarez was spared the embarrassment of missing two huge chances in an incredible goal mouth scramble that led to Barca’s second Navas saved Suarez’s first effort before he fired against the post with the goal at his mercy but Paulinho’s follow-up was punched off the line by Dani Carvajal Messi dispatched the resulting penalty into the top corner to kill the game as a contest and was the creator for Barca’s third in stoppage time when Vidal’s drive squeezed in under Navas Barca’s perfect weekend was rounded off as Valencia missed the chance to move into second place ahead of Atletico Madrid as they suffered a third defeat in four games Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Villarreal won 1-0 at Mestalla and Valencia will also start the new year without top scorer Simeone Zaza who was sent-off after seeing two yellow cards in 60 seconds just before the hour mark Atletico were also beaten for the first time in La Liga this season 1-0 at Espanyol on Friday Written by Dhiraj Nayyar | Published: November 5 2009 5:19 am Related News What ought to have been a rather mundaneroutine appointment process for the now vacant post of Chief Information Commissioner has taken an interesting turn (not necessarily for the better) courtesy a motley civil society caucus An eclectic group comprising of undoubtedly eminent citizens of India corporate leader Narayana Murthyactor Aamir Khanactivist Arvind Kejriwalyoga guru Baba Ramdev among others has written to the government strongly recommending the name of Kiran Bedithe outspoken former copfor the top job in the Central Information Commission Some have also thrown an additional gauntlet to the government if it doesnt appoint Bedithe prime minister must explain howand whyits chosen candidate is better than Bedi for the job This intervention is peculiarinterfering and damaging for a number of reasons Peculiar because one doesnt quite know what made a group of such diverse individuals agree on a singleand judging by her past record quite controversialname for such an important job The point is well taken that the right to information has been incrementally gained by a clamour form ordinary citizens outside of governmentand therefore we the people have a unique stake in tracking the CICs post Howeveris recommending candidates the right way to go about this The general criteria/qualifications for appointment to the CIC are enshrined in the Right to Information Act in any case By recommending just one personsomeone who often polarises even larger civil societys opinion on a number of issuesthis particular group of individuals has left itself open to well-justified criticismof promoting vested interestand a specific agendaof their own making In doing sothey have hardly distinguished themselves from the government at least their own perception of how government operates Presumably Messrs Murthy et al strongly believe that the government is incapable of making a fair and appropriate decision Like many other cynicsthey perhaps believe that the government gives short shrift to merit in most important appointments While there may indeed be numerous instances of such decision-makingit would be wrong to say that the government never makes appointments based on competence and merit It does The outgoing CICfor examplehad a very good record and was appointed by the government In factin a democratic system of governmentthe electorate grants their chosen government the authority to make key appointments Civil society cannot suddenly claim the right to have an equal say in the appointment of government officials Thats mixing up roles and interfering outside ones domain After allwe dont want the government to recommend names for company CEOs or heads of prominent NGOs Of coursecivil society has every right to hold those appointed to important offices to account And civil society groups have done a good job of this over the years The move to make it compulsory for all candidates in elections to declare their assets was a civil society initiative The move to make judges disclose their assets was also a civil society initiative to begin with And thats the crux of civil societys role strengthen institutional checks and balances so that the precise profile of particular individuals matters less Unfortunatelyin Indiathere is a consistent bias in favour of the individual in preference to the institution or office that the person occupies Governments are guilty of thiseven if they do choose competent individuals often enough If civil society too begins to play in favour of individuals rather than institutionsthen the cause of accountability and institutional strength will stand deeply damaged The best example of institutional strength within the larger set up of the government is the Election Commission of India For an institution always manned by ex-bureaucratsmany of them chosen for their proximity to the government of the dayit has a remarkably good reputation for being an impartial authority which conducts the worlds largest democratic exercise in a free and fair manner It is a reputation which resonates with the people of India at largeand almost all observers of democratic processes anywhere in the world Some will say that it only acquired its independence courtesy an individual TN Seshan But that would be giving too much credit to one man Remember that before Seshanpolitics and therefore elections in India were largely unipolarand it is only at around the time that he became chief election commissionerdid the disintegration of the Congress system and the first signs of a contested multiparty system begin Someone else in Seshans place may have asserted neutrality and independence toogiven that the rules and laws which protected the commission were in place in any case Remember that there was a free and fair election in 1977 too when the Congress first lost power at the Centre Even if one gives Seshan some credit for asserting the Commissions independenceone mustnt forget that the assertion lasted beyond the somewhat megalomaniacal Seshans term in office The institutional strength enabled the commission to come out unscathed from MS Gills questionable decision to join party politics not long after leaving office as CEC Gill may have lost credibility but the commission did not Similarlydespite the many allegations of political bias thrown at then election commissioner (and now CEC) Navin Chawlathe commission never lost its wider credibility The case of the election commission is a classic case of the quality of an institution taking precedence over individuals who have occupied positions in it at different points of time And that really is the position a body like the Information Commission needs to aspire to Even if the government makes inappropriate choices for the top jobs on occasionthe institution should have the checks already enshrined in the legislationand enforced by pressure from civil society to remain strong and credible despite a less than satisfactory egg or two By joining the appointments gamehowevercivil society aspires to become a parallel centre of powernot a custodian of accountability Thats bad for the health of the system dhirajnayyar@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Visakhapatnam | Published: November 16 2016 3:45 pm R Ashwin (L) India’s leading spinner had a below par performance in Rajkot (Source: Reuters) Top News Under fire after a below-par show on a good batting strip the Indian spinners will aim for an improved show on a comparatively more helpful track as they take on a gritty England in the second cricket Test starting in Visakhapatnam on Thursday The pitch at the ACA-VDCA ground is expected to be a rank turner that will test the visiting side’s batting unit big time after skipper Virat Kohli expressed his displeasure about the Rajkot strip where Indian spinners got a total nine wickets with four English batsmen scoring hundreds Questions are being raised about Ravichandran Ashwin’s ability to get wickets on a good track after finishing with underwhelming match figures of 3/230 Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir’s place in the side is also under scanner after his poor show in the first Test and now that young KL Rahul has been fast-tracked into side in the wake of his good show on his Ranji comeback the Delhi southpaw will certainly be on tenterhooks As the battle is expected to boil down to the spinners it will be interesting whether Virat Kohli wants an extra batsman or an all-rounder in the playing XI Fielding is another area where the Indians would like to improve after their dropped catches Spin has been the way forward for India but the mantra did not exactly work out for MS Dhoni and Co more than four years ago when England snatched a 2-1 series win after losing the first Test in Ahmedabad It was widely attributed that India will come out all guns blazing against the embattled England especially after their embarrassing first-ever defeat in Bangladesh about two weeks ago Despite the drawn result four of England’s batsmen got centuries and spinners had a larger share of 13 wickets Alastair Cook and Co have shown that they they will not be pushovers unlike New Zealand who were whitewashed 3-0 in the last series It’s clear from the visitors’ improved show that a tricky road lies ahead for India The famed Indian spinners did not dominate in Rajkot where the battle was won by the England troika of Moeen Ali Zafar Ansari and leg-spinner Adil Rashid who returned with a match-haul of seven wickets Head coach Anil Kumble however defended their spinners who did not get much turn in Rajkot to return with nine wickets “Just because they got more wickets than our spinners doesn’t mean we will be at a loss but that’s what I am saying that we batted 160 overs We will make our strategy based on the pitch we get we will select the team accordingly We play to take 20 wickets and win matches Whatever wicket we get we will play on that” Kumble said Action shifting to Visakhapatnam Ravichandran Ashwin will be in focus Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra will also like to up the ante The leg-spinner Mishra in particular will be looking forward to return to the venue where he had shot New Zealand out for 79 in 231 overs with his devastating 5/18 in an ODI two weeks back But it is really not the bowling that will turn it around for India as the New Zealand series suggested that India is yet to come to terms with five-bowler theory as there has been times the middle-order has looked brittle whenever Kohli or Rahane has had failures The middle-order looked wobbly the moment Cheteshwar Pujara or Ajinkya Rahane have a failure with the bat as they have to bat deep with Virat Kohli at centre to give their spinners enough cushion on the scoreboard Gambhir’s comeback experiment is clearly not giving the results and the lefthander with his open chested stance found himself out of sorts against a Stuart Broad in-coming delivery to be trapped leg before wicket Making a return after two years Gambhir’s Test comeback scores read 29-50 against New Zealand and 29-0 against England enough for the team thinktank to rush in a fit-again KL Rahul midway from his Ranji Trophy match in Vizianagaram About the spin battle England cannot be underestimated and they have made their intention clear by extending the contract of Pakistani great Saqlain Mushtaq who’s travelling as the spin bowling consultant Originally he was slated to leave after the first Test but Saqlain is to stay here till Mohali Test as there will be an off the field battle between him and India head coach Anil Kumble He has made his presence felt in Rajkot with Rashid attributing the fact that the former Pakistani off-spinner had made to bowl at natural pace rather than being quick in the air to get more turn Past series have proven that India tour have produced two of the best batsmen they have produced recently — in Cook and Joe Root both of whom made impressive debuts in Nagpur in 2006 and 2012 Much similar to what happened in the past the present series has seen the emergence of Haseeb Hameed who showed the perfect temperament needed in a Test format by leaving the ball and dodging well to bouncers with his 31 and 82 He also had a combative approach to spin and was not afraid of running down the pitch besides being a handy fielder at short leg as Hameed’s impressive debut has been the biggest positive in the drawn affair The skipper Cook has returned to his masterful best becoming the first Englishman to get past 1000 Test runs in India en rout to his 130 in the second innings while Root proved his consistency by laying the foundation in the first innings with his 124 To make matters more tilted to the visiting side England have a fit-again James Anderson in the squad The English leader of the pace attack had returned with six wickets to complement their spinners at Eden Gardens in Kolkata to help them take a 2-1 lead going into the last and fourth Test in Nagpur which resulted in a draw It may not be a surprise if Anderson is included in the side in place of Chris Woakes but it remains to be seen whether Trevor Bayliss rushes him after his recovery from shoulder injury Whatever the combination or the conditions may be India will be certainly wary of an England backfire in their own spin-friendly domain Squads: India: Virat Kohli Murali Vijay Gautam Gambhir Cheteshwar Pujara Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane R Ashwin Wriddhiman Saha (wk) Ravndra Jadeja Amit Mishra Umesh Yadav Mohammed Shami KL Rahul Ishant Sharma Hardik Pandya Karun Nair and Jayant Yadav England: Alastair Cook (c) Haseeb Hameed Joe Root Ben Duckett Moeen Ali Ben Stokes Jonny Bairstow (wk) Chris Woakes Adil Rashid Zafar Ansari Stuart Broad James Anderson Gary Ballance Gareth Batty Jos Buttler Steven Finn and Jake Ball Match starts: 09:30 am IST For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIndia will be sending a full four-member table tennis team to the Rio Olympics which is the maximum allowed for the first in the Games’ history The National Olympic Committee permits two players to compete in the singles events at the Games India’s four-member squad features veterans Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das; and young talents Soumyajit Ghosh and Manika Batra This is the best turnout for India at the Olympics since Chetan Baboor Sujay Ghorpade Kamlesh Mehta and Niyati Roy-Shah participated for the nation at the 1992 Games in Barcelona China Germany Korea and Japan are the nations which have dominated the sport in recent years China are favourites to win the gold medal once again in Rio Table tennis was first introduced in Olympic Games back in 1988 in Seoul Kamal is making his third appearance at the Olympics following 2004 and 2008 He will be joined in the men’s singles by Ghosh who represented India in London 2012 Mouma Das who will be appearing in her second Olympics after a 12-year gap will be playing in the women’s singles along with India’s top women’s player Manika Batra Ghosh and Batra topped their respective groups in the South Asian Olympic qualifiers in Hong Kong to qualify for Rio while Kamal and Das registered wins in the Stage 2 finals of the Asia Olympic Qualification tournament to seal their qualification berths India’s table tennis squad: Sharath Kamal Achanta: Men’s singles Soumyajit Ghosh: Men’s singles Mouma Das: Women’s singles Manika Batra: Women’s singles Event dates: 6 to 17 August Past Olympic record: India hasn’t won an Olympic medal in table tennis so far Indian players have never progressed beyond the first round in the women’s singles and the second round in the men’s singles New Delhi: National football coach Stephen Constantine says the 1-1 drawn game with lower-placed St Kitts and Nevis in the tri-nation series was a wake-up call for India ahead of their AFC Asian Cup Qualifier 2019 against Macau File image of Indian football coach Stephen Constantine Image courtesy: Twitter @IndianFootball The draw against St Kitts and Nevis on 24 August drew the curtains on India’s nine-match winning streak And Constantine said the team has learnt valuable lessons from the encounter ahead of the away match against Macau "The game against St Kitts and Nevis was a wake-up call for us We made a mistake in defending a corner and we paid for it To me it was a lesson learnt as we need to be more focused and determined" said Constantine "Also we had chances to win the match but as we didn’t take it and had to settle for a draw "What I mean to say is that you won’t get that many chances against Macau So we need to be on our toes" he said Constantine said India has "healthy respect" for Macau and their main aim would be to finish off the game "Let us not forget that they will be playing at home and in front of their home crowd and like all other teams they will be playing to win at home" the India coach said "Perhaps on paper all may label us to have the advantage but unless you go and play and do the right work on the pitch you won’t be able to come back with a result We need to continue doing the hard work on match day and need to finish it off more roomy private vehicle. the ?Flying Sikh’? 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or whatever the case. The protests ended after local politicians gave villagers assurance that the three villages would go back to Talala. was the more than stark contrast between these rants and the kinds of questions that women were asking. which had met at 3 pm after witnessing three adjournments over the Maharashtra caste violence,s biggest property developer,mall and multiplex and decided to go for an IT park after the government announced its decision to allow increased FSI for the same. Waiver of farm loans, but allowed large-scale migrations into it from the Congress.

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