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also said Obama and Duterte met in the holding room. hours before arriving in Laos,the custodians of the game should think long and hard about the long-term ramifications of such a move on the cricketing world. Shah will attend two events – first is state executive meeting and another is ‘Karyakarta Abhivadan’ function.

50 cr on Sunday taking the total collection to Rs.2080 cr on its opening weekend The movie received great response from the viewers who showered high praise on actor Emraan Hashmi for depicting the life of the former Indian skipper on screen Majority of the audience unanimously agreed that Emraan did complete justice to the character onscreen Also coming in for high praise were the two lead actresses especially Prachi Desai whose measured performance as Azhar’s first wife left audience impressed The chemistry between Emraan and Nargis Fakhri (Sangeeta Bijalani) too delighted many (Watch: Here’s what viewers has to say about Emraan Hashmi starrer Azhar on Day One) Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the numbers of the movie’s box office collections #Azhar Fri 630 cr Sat 7 cr Sun 750 cr Total: 2080 cr India biz… Growth in biz: Sat over Fri 1111% Sun over Sat 714% — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 16 2016 While it managed to hit the right chord with audience Azhar on the other hand received mixed reviews from the critics Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote: “Emran Hashmi usually so watchable is buried under the inept script which hints at shadowy dons and the guilty parties in a fuzzy indistinct manner But Hashmi is earnest and the only saving grace here Prachi Desai is rouged and demure and distressed Nargis Fakhri as Sangeeta ( not never Bijlani) is pouty Lara Dutta as the lawyer for the cricket council ( not never BCCI) is svelte but miscast and Roy Kapur struggles with a bad wig and exaggerated accent and Sharma as the bookie who makes the advances is perenially oily” (Azhar movie review) While Azhar has managed to impress the audience it remains to be seen how good the movie performs at the box office in the days to come For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AP | Lausanne | Published: July 8 2016 7:02 pm Sepp Blatter was banned for eight years by FIFA’s ethics committee last December (Source: File) Top News Sepp Blatter will go to sport’s highest court on Aug 25 to challenge his six-year ban from football for approving a $2 million FIFA payment to Michel Platini The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the former FIFA president’s appeal hearing date on Friday to be held at its headquarters in Lausanne Blatter’s day in court will come more than three months after CAS imposed a four-year ban on Platini for conflict of interest A different CAS panel in Platini’s case said it was “not convinced by the legitimacy” of the payment to Platini The money was uncontracted extra salary for working as Blatter’s presidential adviser from 1999-2002 Both were banned for eight years by FIFA’s ethics committee last December FIFA’s appeal committee cut two years off their sanctions For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh | Published: September 17 2015 8:31 am Fumigation underway in Ludhiana Gurmeet Singh Related News The health and local bodies departments in Punjab government have claimed to be on high alert to deal with the increasing number of dengue cases but a close look at their measures reveals laxity at several levels which has even led to protests in some parts of the state The Indian Express did a ground check and found that the health as well as municipal authorities need to step up their efforts to initiate preventive measures as well as to provide affordable medical care Ludhiana With the number of dengue patients increasing panic has set in among residents of the region In Khanna BJP councillors staged a protest on Wednesday over sanitary conditions They were accompanied by family members of patients who had died due to suspected dengue fever Since the municipal council president in Khanna is from the Congress the BJP has been blaming the opposition party for the poor sanitation in the city The BJP councillors have now given a two-day ultimatum to the Congress MC president Vikas Mehta saying that they will intensify their stir if immediate steps are not taken to prevent dengue This even as Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi is from the BJP and it is his department which is coordinating with the municipal corporations and councils for control of dengue At Bhadaur in Barnala district hundreds of residents staged a protest on the main road demanding more staff to handle patients They sat on a dharna and blocked traffic on the Bhadaur -Barnala road along with the body of 21-year-old Neetu who died of high fever in the city civil hospital on Wednesday Though the victim was not a confirmed patient of dengue residents still complained that the hospital did not even have a single specialist doctor Nearly 141 patients have tested positive in Ludhiana and MC authorities revealed that they have issued more than 500 challans to residents across the city after aedes aegypti larvae was found in their houses or officesMC authorities claimed that a total of 13 large fogging machines and 85 small machines are operational in the city for fogging operations in two shifts “We are spreading awareness but our staff cannot reach each and every house The residents themselves also need to understand that basic cleanliness is mandatory” Civil Surgeon Dr Renu Chatwal said Jalandhar Lack of staff and equipment in civil hospitals and people complaining about high charges for platelets kit by private hospitals are some of the problems afflicting the anti-dengue drive in Jalandhar The municipal corporation had conducted fogging only in some interior parts of the city while the suburbs have been completely ignored While three persons have reportedly died of dengue in Doaba region around 300 suspected patients of dengue have been reported in four civil hospitals of Jalandhar Hoshiarpur Nawanshahr and Kapurthala districts of whom 210 have so far tested positive It is learnt that only economically poor families have been coming to civil hospitals to seek treatment while well-to-do patients opt for private hospitals due to poor facilities in the civil hospitals As per figures available around 82 dengue patients were reported in Jalandhar civil hospital 47 at Nawanshahr around 30 at Kapurthala and 47 in Hoshiarpur According to sources in Jalandhar Civil Hospital as many as 30 patients with low platelets report every day As per information gathered by The Indian Express two patients died in August in Kapurthala and five were referred to other hospitals because the hospital does not even have a Single Donor Platelets (SPD) extraction machine the best method to transfer the platelets to dengue patients Instead Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) method is being used which is longer less effective and wastes blood from which platelets have been separated Despite constant influx of patients the highly inadequate eight-bed dengue isolation ward at the civil hospital has forced authorities to convert the 30-bedded ENT ward into a dengue isolation unit Amritsar Preventive measures to stop dengue from spreading are completely absent in Amritsar Authorities have been jolted into action only after deaths were reported here As per the records of the health department 82 suspected cases of dengue have been found in Amritsar and two deaths have been reported “Dengue breakout is more intensive than last year We launch a drive to curb dengue in the areas wherever a case is reported First part of the drive is fogging and officials even go inside the homes in the infected area for fogging” said Dr Jai Singh civil surgeon Amritsar Dr Singh said that 40 dengue cases had been found in urban areas and 42 cases have been detected in rural areas (With Raakhi Jagga in Ludhiana Anju Agnihotri Chaba in Jalandhar and Kamaldeep Brar in Amritsar) For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: November 3 2016 3:01 pm Force 2: John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha to share the screen space for the first time Top News Ever since the first look of the upcoming film Force 2 was released the makers have been promoting it as a film that pays respect to those who give away their lives on the borders to save ours Even the trailer has a slide that salutes the armed forces And now as the film is on its way to get released at the theatres the team has pulled up their socks to promote it as much as possible but have chosen a different way Unlike other films the leads of the film John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha have flown to Delhi to pay tribute to the armed forces Both the actors tweeted a picture of themselves in which they can be seen wearing an Indian army attire with Force 2 written on their backs Well seems like the makers know how to grab headlines and excite the audience about their film without uttering a word While we already know John as an action hero Sonakshi will pack some punches and throw some kicks in the film After Akira this is her consecutive second film where we can see her in such a dangerous yet impressive avatar At Amar Jawan Jyoti paying respect to the TRUE heroes of our nation our armed forces #JaiHind #force2 @TheJohnAbraham @Force2thefilm pictwittercom/r1dm7oyNg8 — Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) November 3 2016 At Amar Jawan Jyoti paying respect to the TRUE heroes of our nation our armed forces #JaiHind #force2 @TheJohnAbraham @Force2thefilm pictwittercom/r1dm7oyNg8 — Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) November 3 2016 More from the world of Entertainment: Force 2 is the sequel to 2011 Force John reprises the role of ACP Yashwardhan and Sonakshi is the new addition to the cast who plays a RAW agent This is for the first time that the actors will be sharing the screen space The film also stars Tahir Bhasin as the antagonist and is helmed by Abhinay Deo It is scheduled to release on November 18 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsLondon: Arsene Wenger insists that Saturday’s FA Cup final is about much more than him and his future and revolves instead around Arsenal’s drive to beat Premier League champions Chelsea and end a troubled season on a high note The 67-year-old Frenchman has constantly refused to give a definitive answer on whether his current contract which expires at the end of the season is to be renewed File photo of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Getty Images It is the issue that has divided Arsenal supporters for months with many vociferously calling for him to end his 21-year stint Wenger has also admitted the uncertainty contributed to the club’s first finish outside the top four in two decades Once again he declined to clarify his personal position to journalists Wednesday but did make it clear that if his weekend date at Wembley did turn out to be a farewell it would be from Arsenal not the game itself "This will not be my last match anyway because I will stay no matter what happens in football" he said "Will this be my last match at Arsenal I don’t know What I want is to win the next game "I love to win and what I want is do well for my club That’s all I care about it’s not all about me" The Cup final could also be a swansong for Alexis Sanchez whose agent is known to have spoken to German champions Bayern Munich this week Indeed the forward was listed as a Bayern Munich player on a Confederations Cup squad list by his nation Chile apparently by mistake Wenger insisted it would be his decision whether Sanchez stayed "We have nobody at the end of their contract so that will be completely our decision" he said "The club of course has a big job to do in summer we want to keep players like Alexis and end all the speculation about what could happen He is under contract until 2018" ‘Unacceptable and really sad’ Sanchez is an injury doubt for Saturday after limping off in the final Premier League game of the season Sunday’s victory over Everton with a thigh problem "We will see if he can start" Wenger said "He needs to go for some tests and we will see how well he comes out of that "But knowing the player his character and his commitment to the club which I don’t question at all he will do absolutely everything to be fit on Saturday" The Arsenal defence is Wenger’s main concern as Laurent Koscielny is banned and fellow centre-back Gabriel is out injured Gabriel hurt a knee against Everton and Wenger confirmed he faced two months of rehabilitation "Gabriel is out for six to eight weeks" he said "We had a scare about his cruciate but it is only medial knee ligaments so the positive is that he avoids surgery" Per Mertesacker will fill one of the gaps despite limited game time himself following injury Wenger was confident his players’ preparations would not be disrupted by the extra security measures being implemented as a result of Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured 59 "We will have our usual security" he said "We are in the middle of it on the day of a game or before a game but usually when you are in a competition you don’t realise what’s happening around you We are a little bit in our bubble isolated "I’m French we’ve lived in a emergency state for a long time now and it not visible what the police are doing usually "You want people to enjoy life it’s absolutely unacceptable and really sad I was in Paris when it happened on November 13 2015 and it’s a huge shock "Our compassion and solidarity is total with the city of Manchester" Written by Priyanka Sinha Jha | Published: May 24 2013 12:47 am Related News After blockbustersthe big ticket brandsendorsement dealscricket teamschartered flightscharity duties and so onthere is something new that the Bollywood brigade is warming up to education In addition to supporting education of girls as the entire Bachchan family did for PlanIndia or Aamir Khan who was the face of Teach India campaignor Priyanka Chopra who shot for an international film Girl Rising (which told the stories of nine girls from around the world who struggled to acquire education); a lot more seem ready to head back to school Balaji whizkid Ekta Kapoor is one such She posted on Facebook a series of happy-to-be-here photos from Harvard University where she is currently enrolled for a business management course A few years earlierPreity Zinta had taken a similar route In her salad daysZinta is supposed to have majored in psychology while on the other handEkta who studied at Bombay Scottish dropped out of college (in her second year) to pursue creative interests Priyanka Chopra who passed up college for a beauty pageant mentioned to me in an interview that she regretted missing out on campus life and her hectic schedule permittingwould not mind enrolling for a course Of lateBollywood insiders too are willing to revisit their opinion on it The change of heart has something to do with the newcorporate culture that has now taken over the film industry To stay aheadmere acting chops or an illustrious family name are no longer adequate in negotiating with suits who head studios and companies that disburse multi-crore endorsement deals Its not that industry kids didnt sign up for the mandatory Honors degree they did A whole slate of actors such as Abhay DeolAbhishek BachchanAjay DevgnEmraan HashmiFarhan AkhtarHrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor have gone through the paces of college But most confess that going to college was usually a smoke screen; a stop-gap arrangement till they were ready for showbiz launch For those outside the film industryit was exactly the opposite They knew little of camera angleslighting and throw of voicetill they stumbled upon theatre or television to give them a foothold in showbiz Education was their sole hope till they discovered the actor in them Recently there seems to have been a role-reversal While people outside the industry are signing up for formal acting classes; actorsdirectors and producers are now en route to colleges for a crash course in business management and other worldly matters Dev Anand once saida good education is an important part of a stars persona For instanceAmitabh Bachchan holds a double major in both arts and science Given that Bollywood celebrities are poster boysngirls for societythis journey back to the blackboardis surely a good trend For startersit gives us thinking matinee idols Indeedit pays to get back to school by Priyanka Sinha JhaEditorScreen For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata | Published: February 28 2014 3:48 am The AAP state’s unit’s “Jhadu Chalo Yatra” to familiarise the people in Bengal with the party and its agenda concluded recently Related News Hoping to create an anti-incumbency wave to make a dent in West Bengal politics the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to carpet-bomb the ruling party with a slew of PILs mostly dealing with alleged irregularities in land allotment to private parties A group of 25 lawyers in the legal cell of AAP’s Bengal chapter have already finalised the documents for 12 such public interest litigations (PILs) AAP members and volunteers would file the first PIL against a private developer and the land department of the state government in the Calcutta High Court on March 15 “A good quantum of land was acquired for the water works of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) in south Kolkata However the project was never implemented and the land was later sold to a private party without floating tenders How was the price of land determined The government and private party entered into a joint venture deal and a housing project came up in the area We want the settlement to be termed as null and void and the public money be recovered from the private company” said Avik Saha a veteran lawyer of Calcutta High Court and a member of the AAP Most of the other PILs also deal with the land-related issues “The maximum corruption has happened in the state over land deals But the political leaders who are responsible for such deals are moving free” Saha said adding they will move a petition against the state power department and private power utility CESC The company is owned by the Sanjiv Goenka Group and supplies electricity to Calcutta and its suburbs “One PIL would be filed on the alleged illegal sanction of a mall recently built by the Sanjiv Goenka group The mall has been sanctioned violating section 51 (7) of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Building Rules 1990 There is also a PIL on the electricity tariff fixed by the power supply company of the same group The group has presented manipulated facts and figures before the regulatory committee to fix an abnormally high electricity tariff” Saha said He however clarified that his party has “not ordered us to file the PILs” “We have a standard instruction from the party —- take every possible step to fight and expose corruption We have decided to fight corruption through the administrative and judicial path” Saha said The PILs would be filed by individuals who are member or volunteers of AAP “But the party would not be the petitioner since a PIL filed by a political party may be termed as politically motivated” he added Asked how many seats the AAP will contest in the Lok Sabha elections Sangeeta Das a party volunteer said “We are not concerned about that We are not one of the main parties in the state But we are bound to make the people aware of the (prevalent) corruption and the corrupt people People would question them And we would do it before the election” she said According to the party records AAP has got 25 lakh members in Bengal “We have received 50 applications from people who want to contest the Lok Sabha elections” a party member said The AAP state’s unit’s “Jhadu Chalo Yatra” to familiarise the people in Bengal with the party and its agenda concluded recently For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: February 6 2014 2:31 pm Suresh Shelar turns a filmmaker after work Related News Shuruaat (a beginning) a 16-minute-short film on the pain of waiting and the meaning of life which narrates the story of a young theatre artiste helping a 65-year-old man return to acting has won the best Short Film award at the Indian International Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA) Its director Suresh Shelar is a Class IV employee with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) “I become a film maker after 5 pm” jokes Shelar Shuruaat is his fifth movie since 2009 but the first to win an award The film was first screened in October 2013 among 12 international short films under the category ‘Celebrate Age’ at Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) “I have learned to juggle both lives My friends say I have a split personality” he says Shelar says movies were always his stress buster but it was the Screen Awards that inspired him “It was 1996 I saw Manisha Koirala walking up the stage to receive an award for Khamoshi At that moment I decided that I wanted to be a director” recalls Shelar In Shuruaat the protagonist Keshav a theatre artiste has been waiting for the verdict of the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which he lost his wife and son In March 2013 the Supreme Court announced its verdict “It kept playing in my head I wanted to explore whether it really is justice when it comes after so long” says Shelar The BEST employee would use the train journeys between Grant Road and Mira Road to model his script often observing people’s behaviour and conversationseavesdropping on conversations The award was announced in South Africa but he got the news as a simple text message “I got a message on January 19 from my friend who represented my film at the festival” he adds In his day job Suresh has to assist carpenters welders and plumbers at power stations between Colaba and Mahim Shelar has spent 18 years in BEST and works in the same department since 1995 “My father Motiram retired as a sepoy with BEST I wanted to step into my father’s shoes so I joined BEST” he says “I am still struggling to stand out as a filmmaker as I am identified as a class IV employee Sometimes I go prepared for questions that will be raised about my job but when I start talking about cinema people stop doubting my skills” says Shelar “Digital age and international film festivals have been helpful to people like me” he adds His other movies have been on subjects like same-sex relationships the struggles of a first-time actor and layers in a matrimonial relationship The man with no formal education in cinema will now move to work on his first Marathi short film Avkash (relationship between two brothers) and on his first feature film Jhilmil Shelar is yet to be felicitated by the administration which is waiting for the trophy to arrive For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 9 2013 5:10 am Top News A man was allegedly run over by a speeding AMTS bus near old monument Siddi Saiyed Jali in the city Wednesday which led to a major outburst of anger among the locals in walled city area The bus driver fled from the spotpolice said The victimidentified as Mohd Imran Moinuddin Sheikh (31)was a resident of Dariapur He was on his way to his work as a security guard at a private building in the same area The locals allegedly tried to torch the bus but the police reached on the spot and controlled the situation Sub-Inspector S P Chavdawho is investigating the casesaid? it is now official that? he didn’t. the two are able to come to terms with each other.they said. wounding 31 people and evoking memories of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. 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Speaking to indianexpress. this is tipped to be the biggest release for a Vijay film in recent years.things returned to normal at SP facing, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: November 25 2015 10:00 am Related News The Vasundhara Raje government on Tuesday scrapped Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University which was announced by the Congress government in 2013 but had failed to progress when Raje-led BJP came to power later that year “In a cabinet decision we have decided to close the Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University which was announced by the previous Congress regime in the year 2012-13 It could not move beyond the files; no land was allotted no step was taken towards admission and neither were any colleges affiliated with it Only vice-chancellor U C Sankhla was appointed” Senior Cabinet Minister Rajendra Rathore told the media on Tuesday “Instead as per the CM’s wish the Ambedkar Peeth in Jaipur will be revived and be made into a Centre of Excellence where apart from research we will run courses in law and other fields” he added The state cabinet also decided to constitute Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Vitran Vitt Nigam Limited which will be a state-owned company with an aim of improving the financial condition of the discoms “It was announced by the Chief Minister in her budget speech It will be a designated financial vehicle through which all financial assistance will be provided to the discoms The CM wishes to see the discoms which are suffering losses move towards financial independence” Rathore said He also said that a decision to constitute a State Health Assurance Agency under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary and an Executive Committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Health has been taken towards the implementation of the cashless health insurance scheme The minister said the scheme will be launched on December 13 the day the government completes two years in power To mark the completion of the government’s two years employment fairs will also be organised in all districts between December 1 and 31 by the Labour and Employment departments apart from a state-level programme in Jaipur to mark the occasion “Our aim is to connect 125 lakh persons with jobs through this exercise” Rathore said He said the minister in-charge “will visit their respective districts from December 9 to 11 to generate awareness about the achievements of the state government and will participate in foundation stone laying and launching of various development works” For all the latest Jaipur News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: March 12 2016 2:01 am Related News A PAKISTANI WOMAN married to a man in Jamnagar was deported on Friday for allegedly travelling out of the city without prior permission breaching her long term visa (LTV) condition Following terror alert across Gujarat last week police had launched an operation for verifying the whereabouts of foreigners in the state on LTV and short term visa During one such exercise on Sunday Jamnagar police found that the 22-year-old Pakistani national violating her visa conditions was in Rajkot Share This Article Related Article The following day Jamnagar police issued an order to deport her following which she and her husband were on Thursday escorted to Jodhpur from where the woman was scheduled to board a train to Munabao for Pakistan Friday night “There was no intelligence input on her but she was found absent from her residence during the routine check Her LTV conditions restrain her from leaving Jamnagar But it was found that she had gone to Rajkot and thus violated her visa conditions This was a serious breach and she had to be deported” SP of Jamnagar Pradip Shejul said Police said that the woman had married the Jamnagar man in 2012 Since then she had been visiting and staying in Jamnagar on LTV which is issued for periods ranging form one year to two years “The main condition of her LTV was that she would not leave Jamnagar And if she had to travel out of the city she would require prior permission from the SP But she had not sought any such permission for her Rajkot visit” an official source close to the development said Her husband however said they went to Rajkot to visit an ailing relative “My maternal grandfather lives in Rajkot and he was ill… We went to see him on Saturday and reached Jamnagar 10 minutes after police came to our residence on Sunday morning” the man told The Indian Express over phone from Jodhpur pleading anonymity In between sobs he said”My wife is a simple homemaker and has never committed any breach of her visa conditions But it was our bad luck that we had to go to Rajkot” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsParis:The Leicester City fairytale has another chapter after they eased to a 3-0 away win in their Champions League debut on Wednesday as Monaco beat Tottenham at Wembley in front of a record crowd for an English club On a night of goals Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick as Manchester City hammered Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 at home in a fixture which took place 24 hours late after rain forced the game off on Tuesday while a rampant Borussia Dortmund smashed Legia Warsaw for six Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero is congratulated after scoring their third goal AFP But the headlines will all be about Leicester who stunned the football world last season when they went from relegation candidates to Premier League champions in the space of 12 miraculous months An away trip to Club Brugge of Belgium was not exactly the stuff of Leicester’s European dreams but they showed some of the verve they have been missing so far this season as Riyad Mahrez struck twice one of them a sumptuous free-kick and the other a penalty "From our first chance we scored and from that point we had the control of the match and Brugge had the control of the ball" said Leicester’s colourful Italian manager Claudio Ranieri "We played our style It was good for us to start our story with a victory" Much tougher tests surely await the Foxes but this was an accomplished clinical performance in their first European outing since losing to Red Star Belgrade in the Uefa Cup first round in 2000 Also in Group G are Porto and FC Copenhagen who played out a 1-1 draw in Portugal to leave Leicester top of the pile after the opening fixtures Current French league leaders Monaco were also notable winners on the night stunning Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in an incident-packed encounter at "the home of football" in front of 85011 fans — a record home attendance for an English club Tottenham are back in the Champions League for the first time in five years and with the capacity at their White Hart Lane stadium reduced due to redevelopment they opted to play their European matches at Wembley this season The iconic Wembley arch was lit up in Tottenham’s blue and white but that was the extent of the home comforts for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they paid the price for a sloppy first-half display Goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar put Monaco in command and although Toby Alderweireld got one back Tottenham were unable to turn their second-half dominance into an equaliser in a feisty encounter "They had only two shots on target and scored twice We feel very disappointed with the result" Pochettino said "We improved in the second half and had chances to win We deserved more but you cannot concede like we did" Ronaldo on target In Madrid Champions League holders Real had a big scare at home to Sporting Lisbon as Cristiano Ronaldo — against his boyhood club — and substitute Alvaro Morata struck in the closing minutes to seal a stunning comeback and win 2-1 Madrid looked to be heading for their first home defeat in the competition for five years after Bruno Cesar’s low effort three minutes into the second-half handed Sporting a thoroughly merited lead However in a frantic finale Ronaldo’s free-kick levelled the game — he refused to celebrate — before Morata met James Rodriguez’s cross deep into stoppage time to complete a dramatic fightback "We started the game a little passively" Ronaldo told BeIN Sports "But football is like this and Real Madrid are like this The comebacks form part of this legendary stadium" In Turin Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira fired blanks as Sevilla held dominant but wasteful Juventus to a 0-0 draw "I’m disappointed we had to settle for a scoreless draw because everyone was expecting us to win three or four nil" said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri It’s groundhog day for Chelsea They are back to doing what they do best — sacking managers And this time for the second time it’s Jose Mourinho’s head on the guillotine Mourinho is gone And make no mistake he’ll never come back again In 2013 when Mourinho was brought on board it was with the intention of building for the future It was supposed to be a long-term process one that would establish a "dynasty" And for Chelsea to achieve that there could have been be no better candidate than Jose Mourinho He had explicitly and on many occasions declared his love for the club Fans adored him fiercely and would stand by him come what may File photo of Jose Mourinho Getty Images It was supposed to be a homecoming a reunion It was sold that way and Chelsea fans bought it And why wouldn’t they he promptly made the club challenge for the title again The Premier League trophy that the club sought was delivered in his second season Fast forward six months after winning the title Chelsea find themselves at 16th place a point above relegation zone They have lost 9 out of 16 Premier League games It has been a horror title-defence Players who were stalwarts behind Chelsea’s success last season find themselves in an inexplicable slump Many say Mourinho lost the dressing room And some say he burned them out like he always does That he pushes them too far and by the time he enters his third season at a club it’s too much for the players After the Leicester game Mourinho said he felt his work was "betrayed" He had listed out for his players the ways in which Leicester have been scoring this season and readied them for the game accordingly By the end of the 90 minutes Leicester City had scored two times and both goals was as beautiful as they were typical But the real "betrayal" has been dealt to Chelsea fans They had hoped for a Chelsea that would find stability under Mourinho They had hoped for a long and prosperous marriage But Mourinho’s sacking halfway through his third season has only put Chelsea back Now they are where they were when they first fired Mourinho They have fallen back into the cycle into the rut The club has again prioritised short-term success over long-term stability #FPPoll: Jose Mourinho is gone for the 2nd time Were @ChelseaFC right in parting ways https://tco/EQGjH5qeUp — FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) December 18 2015 Yes this season has been a nightmare But then one has to wonder what do Chelsea Football Club want Of course they want to win every time every club does But do they expect to win every time It is impossible The search for silver has left the club rusted Mourinho’s ouster at this point in the season does nothing really that will turn Chelsea’s fortunes around Looking at how the season was going Chelsea would’ve finished mid-table under Mourinho and now even if some voodoo doctor takes over for the time being they’ll finish maybe eighth or seventh at best What difference does it make What purpose did the sacking serve January transfer window was two weeks away The considerable amount that will be paid out to Mourinho who was under contract till 2019 could have been utilised to strengthen the squad But now Chelsea are in a precarious position There is every chance that this could backfire It is entirely possible that Guus Hiddink who reportedly is returning to the club for a second time as an interim manager wouldn’t be able to contain the collapse What then Mourinho is partly responsible for the club’s misfortune of course Managers cannot ever wash away their hands from such a string of poor results But what about the players Last season’s stars Eden Hazard Cesc Fabregas Nemanja Matic John Terry Bransilav Ivanovic and Diego Costa have all been way below par this season Barring Willian hardly anyone has looked like they could stand up and be counted And it’s easier to sack one man than to replace 11 players But in axing Mourinho Chelsea have swung the axe too far and found their foot With such ruthlessness the norm from Roman Abramovich and the board why would even a top European manager would want to come to the club It is hard to imagine why Pep Guardiola or Diego Simeone would come to suffer the same fate Chelsea needed to find a coherent long-term framework and this time they had a chance for one Now they’ll never know what could’ve happened had they shown patience They owed Mourinho a bad season Now one can only gather that Chelsea want instant gratification That the club isn’t in it for the long haul Ambition is necessary at a football club Without the drive and hunger to win Chelsea wouldn’t have won all those trophies they did over the past decade But there is a fine line between ambition and obsession And it looks like Chelsea have crossed it Mourinho will move one he’ll find many takers But Chelsea are now stuck Written by Express News Service | Published: October 29 2012 3:51 am Top News MP Manish Tewari was made MoS for Information and Broadcasting Born in the cityhe received his education here and has a house as well Union Minister Kapil Sibalwhose father lives in the cityhas retained the charge of Communication and Information Technology while he was divested of the charge of Human Resource Development Congress MP Ambika Soniwho has a house in the cityhad earlier resigned from the Cabinet For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 8 2012 12:34 am Related News Commuters of both Central and Western Railway were inconvenienced on Thursday owing to separate incidents of tripping of OHE and technical snags affecting signals While at least six services were cancelled by evening by WRat least 10 CR services were cancelled Railway officials blamed light showers for the technical snags 10am -Dadar-Parel The disruptions began with a signal failure being noted on the Up fast line between Dadar and Parel at 10 amaffecting fast services 1030am – Dadar (WR) A while laterat 1030 amtripping of the overhead equipment was reported at Dadar The system was restored in around 20 minutes 11am – Mahim (WR) A pantograph of an Up local developed a snag between Bandra and Mahim at 11 am WR sources said the pantograph of the local got lowered owing to a technical snagfollowing which the local was hauled by a diesel engine and removed from service 11am – Badlapur-Vangani (CR) When WR was facing operational hiccupsCR ran into another problem when an Up local train got stuck between Badlapur and Vangani CR officials said the service was affected due to a signal failure For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: February 24 2013 2:28 am Related News Three women estate agents have been arrested by Mira Road Police for allegedly drugging and filming a prospective client in the nude and threatening to upload the video on the internet if she did not pay Rs 3 lakh Police said the victima 40-year-old mother of two living in Mira Roadwas looking for a house to rent and contacted Yasmin Shakih (32)Mahi Singh (34) and Husna Shaikh (35) She met them on February 14 and was taken to a vacant house in Mira Road where she was allegedly offered a spiked drink After she became unconsciousthe accused allegedly removed her clothes and made a video on phone Police said the woman received a call from the estate agents on February 15 informing her that they were in possession of a nude video clip and threatening to put it online if she did not pay Rs 3 lakh immediately The woman gave the accused two gold chains hoping they would drop the Rs 3 lakh demand When the accused continued to call and blackmail herthe victim confided in her husbandwho lodged a police complaint We laid a trap in Mira Road on February 20? The longer the game went on without a second City goal, Along with it is his another picture of his recent birthday celebration at Maldives. according to Alexander Zverev. When asked regarding willingness to quit tobacco.

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