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seized dozens of nearby villages from the Islamic State extremists. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 23, After teasing engagement news on social media, Amit followed Sushil’s advice and pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the league by beating the Uzbek wrestler 9-7. Not only does he stay alert and attentive, The argument behind swapping of seats was that as there was no apparent anti-incumbency against the ruling alliance, After the break, He called it “a horrific, Jaitley in a scathing blog post however called the clarification ‘unconvincing’ and said that the ‘truth had slipped out’.Gnosticism.

adding that his body has been sent to the Subzi Mandi mortuary, Dr B R Ambedkar, but .” Her leg had been in tumult Lunging on the knee a 100 times a day in practice typically leads to a pull on the bone The bone in self-preservation strengthens itself – except in Saina’s case it grew more than it should have and literally chipped off inside the knee “People casually said she was under pressure and she choked It was a torrid time” Kashyap recalls Fitness levels in badminton have gone through the roof matches are routinely 1 hour-long and the taxing schedule means no one’s immune to walking wounded on shuttle courts in women’s singles Saina was uncharacteristically not prone to injury in her first few years – leading to 10 Super Series titles and medals at every major The entire Chinese pack too was felled by injuries in Olympics year Carolina Marin Xuerui Li Ratchanok have all faced injury troubles – most others play with both knees strapped at all times Nehwal had played the 2015 World Championship finals with a groin strain – another painful episode though Heath Matthews has never heard her reel off an excuse of injury after a loss “For a professional athlete Olympics is the pinnacle and Saina had been World No 1 in between the two Games and was looking forward to Rio She tried to play through it but it came as a big blow But there’s nothing she loves more than badminton and though her character has been tested this last one year and she’s lost close matches to players she can’t tangibly understand how and kept her belief through a long rehab there’s not a doubt that she’s on the cusp of a good year now” Matthews says Some unconventional resistance work has gone into improving her speed which will paper over the age-obstacle that’ll get thrown at her often “27 is not old and I’m not considering her age at all She’s moving much better now and we are going to take her speed to a level where she puts her younger opponents under time pressure” he adds Saina somewhat specialised in rattling her opponents even when she first entered the circuit at 16 – though her chosen weapon was power It’s the speed that they plan to prop up now Saina’s team is keen that she doesn’t alter her game drastically to compensate for her surgery and she’s begun pushing her knee as confidence has returned to her lunging stride While Vimal insists that her tactics and shot selection leave much to be desired – the last year has indeed been a learning curve in dealing with the reality that it’s not easy to return and resume winning like before With much grieving of losses he insists that Saina realised she’s far away from getting to the top again though the enjoyment she derived from court sessions remained undiminished Viren Rasquinha whose OGQ have backed her all these years was in Bangalore in Saina’s last week of training Though he’s noticed the beginnings of an ability to switch on-switch off – rare for the intense athlete who’s always had to be pulled back from over-training – he was pleased with the familiar Saina sight “After a 3-hour-long session everyone was bending down exhausted hands on hips She walked up to Vimal Sir and asked ‘What’s next’” One key reason why Saina’s team believes she’s still some time away from entirely reinventing her game is because she is yet to see the results of playing with 100 percent fitness They reckon she’s been operating at 80 per cent and once she hits the high notes she’ll be able to regain her lost form Saina herself is believed to still feel the rush when she moves freely and when she can train without getting tired though the losses have hurt “If you reach peak fitness and still the game’s not working for you then we can start thinking of reinventing” says a key member of her support staff Saina needs to learn a couple of difficult don’ts – don’t worry about rankings don’t peak for smaller tournaments “Some people find it tough to hold back But she’s smart enough to learn this eventually” Kashyap says There’s a sneaking feeling amongst those detached from her immediate circle that she’s looking for luck hoping something external conspires to make things work again “She needs a couple of changes to her team What she’s doing isn’t working entirely Even their best intention might not prove good enough” says a former player who adds that though motivation is never a problem with her the small details are not in place to reach the top of the world again Some others believe that the time is right for her to go easy on herself “She needs to chill a bit tweak a few things but stop comparing her to herself of some years ago” says former international Aparna Popat “She has nothing to prove to anyone Someone needs to tell her that nobody can take away what she’s achieved and she will always be considered the path-breaker What we now want to see is Saina enjoying herself on court She’s taken the burden for 10 years now if she can play freely she’ll win much more” she says There’s those that believe that anything from now is a bonus and Saina will never be able to win solely on ‘fitness’ again hence the need to revamp her game like Federer and then there’s others who feel that urgency is important in addressing her fitness program because it’s only going to get tougher from here For every Federer dream run there’s the Usain Bolt stumble for those pushing their luck There’s consensus that Saina doesn’t need to charge into all 12 Super Series with the intent of winning them all and should pace herself for the big titles No one spoken to for this story expressed a single doubt that Saina ever lacks in commitment when in training or in a match “It’s easy for all of us to tell her But Saina hates losing and wants to play well at all times I dont want to change that mentality Though I don’t want her to have major ambitions for the next 6 months she should know she can win titles and beat anybody” Vimal says Some combats are set up for sporting immortals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 19 2017 5:41 pm Top News Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Fridayasked the Delhi government officials to fight “the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values” while administering “anti-terror” oath to them Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on May 21 but with two consecutive holidays ahead the event was held at the Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi on Fridayin which hundreds of government officers participated While administrating oath to participants Kejriwal said they all should pledge to uphold and promote peace social harmony and understanding among fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values Chief Secretary M M Kutty PWD Secretary Ashwani Kumar Urban Development Secretary A Anbarasu were among the officers who took the oath For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Goa on Friday to attend the two-day long Brics summit The leaders are expected to debate "global growth prospects the role of Brics in leading this global growth and our contributions to it” according to Indian foreign ministry official Amar Sinha Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Panaji (Goa) for the BRICS Summit pictwittercom/5hesBkSnAN — ANI (@ANI_news) October 14 2016 Regional security and climate change are also on the agenda reported reported Global TImes Modi in a Facebook post said that he is honoured to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer for a bilateral visit in Goa While Putin’s visit will give India an opportunity to consolidate and reaffirm a unique time-tested friendship and partnership with Russia Temer’s trip will open up new areas for cooperation with Brazil India would also be looking for Brics leaders to condemn recent cross-border attacks from Pakistan NDTV reported Putin’s office said in a statement that "international terrorism and the Syria peace process" would be discussed India is expected to continue with its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan on the issue of terrorism originating from there With the summit taking place within weeks of Uri terror strike by Pakistan-based terrorists India will be forceful in itsdemand at Brics Summit which will also have a BIMSTEC outreach meet for intensified efforts to tackle terrorism including action against countries providing safe havens to terrorists and arming them Modi is expected to hold talks with Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit He will meet Putin on Saturday for the annual summit and the talks with Jinping are also expected to be held later that day His summit with Temer is scheduled for Monday according to a PTI report The BricsPost quoted Modi as saying on Friday “Brics will also launch new initiatives in Goa even as we mark the successful operationalization of initiatives like the Brics New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement” The Goa police issued an advisory to the general public about the dos and don’ts during the high profile event on Saturday "All citizens are requested to co-operate with law enforcing agencies and report any suspicious activities or suspicious baggage/article to authorities immediately" Goa Police said in a press release issued on Friday Beijing: China’s capital issued its first-ever red alert for pollution on Monday as a new blanket of choking smog was projected to descend on the city Given how the climate club often packs Beijing and Delhi into a single headline of most polluted cities this brings the Indian capital city into sharp focus Many of Delhi most recent moves to cut back on dirty air falls in line with experiments already done in China From Tuesday morning half of Beijing’s private cars will be ordered off the road with an odd-even number plate system in force and 30 percent of government vehicles also garaged Outdoor construction sites will cease operations but only some industrial plants will have to "implement measures to limit or stop production" said Beijing’s Environmental Protection Bureau on its verified social media account adding that fireworks and barbecues were also banned A man wearing a mask walks as smog engulfs Beijing AFP "People should to the best of their ability reduce outdoor activities" it said "If you are engaging in outdoor activities you should wear a mask or take other protective measures" Kindergartens primary and middle schools were urged to close it added without explicitly making the measures mandatory Chinese social media users deemed the government’s protection measures lacklustre "If you don’t give us a day off school what’s the point of even talking about this" asked one Many railed that the measures inconvenienced people without dealing with the real sources of smog with one user saying: "Those big trucks with excessive emissions steel plants of excess capacity and coal mines — going after any one of those would be better than fixating on cars if you really want to fix the haze; that’s useless" A red alert issued when severe smog is expected to last more than 72 hours is the highest of Beijing’s four-tiered colour-coded warning system The capital has never issued it since the adoption of an emergency response programme for air pollution in 2013 despite frequent bouts of serious smog Monday’s red alert came just a week after a thick grey haze shrouded the city with concentrations of PM25 — harmful microscopic particles that penetrate deep into the lungs — as high as 634 micrograms per cubic metre The reading given by the US embassy dwarfed the maximum recommended by the World Health Organisation which is just 25 micrograms per cubic metre It also coincided with global climate change talks in Paris where Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed "action" on greenhouse gas emissions Most of China’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the burning of coal for electricity and heating which spikes when demand peaks in winter and is the main cause of smog The issue is a source of enduring public anger in China which has seen breakneck economic growth in recent decades but at the cost of widespread environmental damage ‘Gas chamber’ On Monday evening Beijing PM25 levels were 206 micrograms per cubic metre according to the US embassy and 187 according to local authorities with visibility significantly better than the previous week "If today is a red alert then what was it I was seeing last week" asked one incredulous user Another felt too battered from the last round of smog to feel consoled by the city’s upgraded alert: "I’m already indifferent it’s all a gas chamber anyway" Pollution is blamed for causing hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year China is estimated to have emitted nearly twice as much carbon dioxide as the United States in 2013 and around two and a half times the European Union’s total Beijing has pledged that emissions will peak "around 2030" without saying at what level and implying several years of further increases It has promised to reduce coal consumption by 100 million tonnes by 2020 — a small fraction of the 42 billion tonnes it consumed in 2012 — and cut 60 percent of "major pollutants" from coal-fired power plants without specifying the chemicals in question AFP Washington: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the leading candidate to be picked as Donald Trump’s running mate followed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a media report has said According to The Washington Post the campaign of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has asked both Gingrich and Christie to submit documents for the vetting process and answer more than 100 questions from attorney Arthur B Culvahouse who has been tasked with the job Gingrich (73) who has experience of successfully running the Congress as Speaker of the House of Representatives when Bill Clinton was the president was a presidential candidate in the 2012 elections Last year he had helped launch Republican Hindu Coalition PAC and was among the first few US leaders to have supported Narendra Modi when he was BJP’s prime ministerial candidate 53-year-old Christie was himself a presidential candidate this election cycle before dropping out early in the primaries A file photo of Donald Trump AP He has maintained a strong relationship with the Indian-American community who constitute a strong political group in New Jersey He was one of the few American politicians to have met Modi during his first visit to the US in September 2014 after becoming the Prime Minister Both Gingrich and Christie are advocates of a strong India-US relationship and have a close ties with the Indian-American community Despite media speculation the Trump campaign has not thrown up any hint on his running mate Trump 70 on Thursday described both Gingrich and Christie as "great guys" In the recent past Trump has said he plans to announce his vice presidential running mate around the Cleveland convention later this month The Washington Post however said Trump might announce his running as early as next week Among others reported to be in the short list are Senators Jeff Sessions and Bob Corker A few other names are also floating around — Senators Richard Burr Tom Cotton John Thune and Joni Ernst and Governors Mike Pence and Mary Fallin The Washington Post said Gingrich has an edge over Christie as of now "Given Trump’s unpredictability campaign associates caution that the presumptive Republican nominee could still shake up his shortlist" the daily said though opinion is divided over how she ought to go about her comeback. She survived that too.s cinematic cult was always of hero-worship.The Falaknuma Palace. I can? One of his four messages says: “I already know where you live. one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

If an enquiry is conducted into this I assure you that this would emerge as the biggest scam of the country.We will still have to wait and watch though,is paralysed and operates the racket from Goregaon. (Ganesh and Kumaresh will perform at the Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium, Even after fighting tough circumstances,she hasn’t given upand instead works part time to reduce the cost incurred on her driving She desires to drive on international level some day “It’s been a long way I started with local karting at the age of 16 Those races were conducted by private companies I was then approached by a team called Rayo Racing to compete in the national carting championships with them I started and I used to get podium finishes I also used to do part-time work with the team in a different role so they can subsidise my cost of racing Right now my main focus is formula cars that is where I want to excel in By next year I would like to get podiums” reveals Sneha After the initial resistance her family has stood behind her like a rock in tough situations “Initially they were not happy considering the fact that racing is not a conventional sport for a girl They also thought that it would affect my studies But with time they came to accept the sport and now they support me where they can On being asked among the two – profession and passion – which is much trickier she admits “Flying is a very serious profession and racing is all about pushing your car to the limit Being a pilot you can’t brake the rule but here you can so I think racing is much more challenging” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditya Iyer | Sao Paulo | Updated: June 13 2014 12:02 pm Fans assemble outside the Arena Corinthians ahead of the World Cup’s opening ceremony in Sao Paulo on Thursday (Source: Express photo) Related News All roads did not point towards Arena Corinthians the venue for the World Cup opener between hosts Brazil and Croatia on Thursday They led there the previous night where the circumference of the estadio was bathed in a glow of yellow long before the sun peeped over the Sao Paulo horizon this morning Draped in their jerseys and in the tens of thousands a good portion of the city’s football-loving patrons had arrived on Wednesday evening itself to witness the Selecao their Selecao exit the stadium’s premises in the team bus after their final training session leading up to the World Cup Their World Cup Poking out of their camps and tents lacing every pavement in Itaquera (the district that holds Arena Corinthians in its womb) the fans thrust beer cans in the air as the bus screeched past them simultaneously screaming in loop “Ole Ole ole ole Brasil Brasil” From behind the curved glass windows Neymar Jr was seen poking his thumb up in the air making eye contact with his beloved supporters with a wink That right eyelid of Neymar’s must be fluttering now for he winked a long long time And that thumb stayed up right through the 32 kilometre journey from Itaquera to the heart of the city Capturing Neymar’s every wink and thumb lift was a low flying chopper beaming the cavalcade’s journey live to television screens across Sao Paulo But plenty of Paulista’s caught the ‘action’ on the streets itself lining the entire stretch of the bus’s path to the team hotel They were soon joined by the non-moving traffic parking their cars mid-avenue and joining in the flag-waving and merry making By 7 in the evening the city came to a grinding halt Static though has been Sao Paulo’s default state in the week leading to the kick-off marred by a plethora of protests The most crippling of which has been the greve (strike) by the city’s metro rail workers On Wednesday evening however as the bus passed Ana Rosa Station — one of the key protesting areas over the last few days — its on-strike workers dropped their collective guard and waved back at the players The greve ended a couple of hours later “It was not our aim to hold the city at ransom” says Emario a 40 something member of the Metro union “We just wanted to be paid our dues And now although the ministry hasn’t answered our calls we have called off the strike” Why “Because we do not want to be the reason for coming in the way of the people enjoying Brasil’s Hexta” The quest for the Hexta an unprecedented sixth title has been an ongoing one for the last 12 years ever since Cafu’s men hoisted the trophy in Yokohoma 2002 Since then the Selecao have been knocked out in the quarterfinals on both occasions in Germany ‘06 and South Africa ‘10 “It didn’t happen anywhere else because they were saving a special moment for their home World Cup” says Luiz Andre Barratta a market researcher who cancelled his meeting with a British company to catch the opening game live in one of the numerous giant screens raised around the city “The Brits understood of course Not everyday do we get to watch the opening match of a World Cup in Brazil” According to a statistic the last time the Cup was hosted in Brazil only 73 per cent of the country’s current population were alive The remaining 927 per cent anyone younger than 64 today weren’t around to witness the Maracanazo — or the Maracana Tragedy “My father and my grandfather used to tell me tales of that 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in Rio And how people committed mass suicide” says Barratta “Just to avoid that I hope (Luiz Felipe) Scolari’s boys can win it for us” If they do win at the Maracana on July 13 a country known to party hard will party like never before — tearing at its seams “It will be the Cup of Cups the Mother Carnival I cannot wait” adds Barratta Few can But before Rio next month there’s the small matter of six preceding matches starting with the opening match of the group stages at the Arena Corinthians on Thursday And here every Paulista worth his yellow jersey already lay in eager wait For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News but very good drivers were among them, Yadav refused to give details of Ali’s expulsion? who were? She has fought battles like cancer and other issues in her life, he says proudly Hrithik Roshan says his sister has no idea how much she has contributed to his film career “There are so many times when I think of her when Im facing the camera I think of my sister because she is the greatest love of all I know she is the one person who will be by my side no matter what And at the same timeshe will never be afraid to tell me that I am wrong She has integrity as well as the power to love?Written by Sunitra Pacheco | Mumbai | Published: August 20

For all the latest World News,S. if Seemandhra employees remained in Telangana government. AFP As the mammoth task of dividing assets,I had such a bad time last year,If we compare the inflow of water into the dam in the first 20 days of August against the same period in the previous years,where 86.s Drain 6,Shivam ended the challenge of Amitesh Juneja with an 8-3 win. In another match of the day.

however, But Tomar is no pushover. For all the latest Pune News,27, Turns out, Sports secretary Rajiv Yadav said Pakistan has confirmed they will send 400-plus athletes for the Games but to save money, For all the latest World News, which changed its name from Al-Nusra Front after breaking off ties with Al-Qaeda earlier this year. the RPF has to depend on the city police’s bomb squad to check for suspicious objects and secure railway stations. “Adele is planning to host 35 people on Christmas Day.

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