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“There is a lot of resistance,The cut-off may come down as students have scored less this year. No team had a harder path to the final than the US who emerged at the top of the Group of Death that featured three top-10 ranked teams and then stormed through the knockout phase without conceding a goal, Dilip Magar ended his life three days after his colleague Shivaji Bhamgar (56) died of electric shock at Prerna Phata in Loni Kand area.

The Americans helped me to resolve my dilemmas for they called me an Indian.banking facilities, in addition to display of admit card and signature by the invigilators. But I am thankful to people like Ashwin, “All of us Khans have been blessed. After a brief hearing,83 seconds.” “When you put on a device, the freedom to operate 365 days a year, 22.

m.Moily works on his epic poem on the Mahabharata in Kannada Moilys earlier epic poem on the Ramayana drew much critical acclaim Sibal released his first book of poemsI Witnesslast year and he continues to scribble verses on his Blackberry whenever inspiredbe it in aircraftscarsor in meetings Reddy to cross over The same forces of destabilisation at work to unseat Andhra Chief Minister K Rosaiah are also active in neighbouring Karnatakawhere the target is BJP Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa There are several Reddy MLAs in the Karnataka Assembly who were financed by the powerful Bellary mining barons who have business links with Jaganmohan Reddythe late YSRs son Jaganmohans followers threaten that if the Congress high command does not make their man chief minister soonhe could float a regional outfitthe YS Reddy Congresswhich would also give shelter to the BJPs Reddy rebels in Karnataka Hobsons choice A fallout of the drive on cutting costs was a Finance Ministry proposal to hire taxis rather than buy new cars for various government departments Now there is a re-think on the economy of hiring taxis since the taxi bills per month are more than double the projected figure Most taxis were hired not just for the standard eight hours but for round-the-clock operations At a recent meeting in the ministryPranab Mukherjee pointed out that purchasing vehicles seemed a cheaper option But this time the minister did not take into account the cost of petrolparking and overtime for the driverswhile calculating the total cost of a new vehicle to tax-payers For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: November 16 2016 1:33 pm Steve Smith (R) was the only batsman from Australia to show some fight in second Test against South Africa (Source: AP) Top News Australia’s hapless performances in the 2-0 series loss to South Africa came in for huge criticism from the country’s local media on Wednesday with demands for heads to roll in both the dressing room and the corridors of power at Cricket Australia “Disgrace to the baggy green” was the headline lament of The Australian newspaper in its coverage of the test team’s innings and 80-run defeat in Hobart on Tuesday “Australia’s endemic problems demand a long-term approach but in the short term changes must be made for Adelaide” the paper’s cricket writer Andrew Faulkner wrote Australia who lost the opener against South Africa by 177 runs in Perth head into the series finale at Adelaide Oval riding a five-match losing streak with confidence at rock bottom “Worst XI – Australian cricket in crisis after record capitulation” read a headline in the Courier Mail “Australia’s players are overpaid and mollycoddled to the point where the priceless quality that separates the great from the good — resilience — is almost invisible” Robert Craddock wrote in the paper Former captain Allan Border who like current skipper Steven Smith had to carry the team through a low point in the mid-1980s put the blame squarely on the players “Tuesday was a terrible day at the office for every member of the Australian cricket team — and every supporter too” he wrote in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph “Nothing has changed in regards to team managers staffing and high-performance “And that’s why the players have to take responsibility” Ricky Ponting another former captain was scathing of the team’s batting which produced a paltry first innings total of 85 in Hobart and another collapse when they lost eight wickets and scored just 40 runs in the session before lunch on day four “The Aussie batters they just didn’t know where to go what to do” Ponting said on BT Sport “They got very defensive minded and when they do that — it’s been shown through this test series — their techniques aren’t good enough to stand up” News Ltd newspapers put pressure on chairman of selectors Rod Marsh to step down now rather than in mid-2017 as he had previously announced Embattled Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland defended his board from accusations that its pursuit of commercial gains had come at the cost of on-field performance After South Africa Australia start a three-test series against Pakistan next month and play four tests against India in February and March But CA have scheduled one-day international matches with New Zealand immediately before both of the test series fuelling complaints the players’ preparations for the longer format regarded the peak of the game in Australia will suffer “We find the balance” Sutherland told reporters in Hobart on Wednesday “We have significant obligations to our fans to our venues to our state associations to our commercial partners to deliver content to cricket grounds and cricket venues all over the country “But the team’s performance is always uppermost in our mind” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: January 22 2017 1:27 am Amol and Rajashree Tope formed Succeed Safe in 2010 Prashant Nadkar Top News LOSING HIS nephew in a road accident was the trigger for activist Amol Tope to float an organisation that educates motorists on traffic rules In the latest quest Tope’s organisation is educating children on the use of helmets while riding pillion Tope claims that in almost all accident cases concerning pillion riders the traffic department has found that they were not wearing helmets Amol and his wife Rajashree Tope formed Succeed Safe organisation in 2010 to regularly conduct programmes on topics relating to road safety The couple recently distributed helmets to underprivileged children whose parents ride two-wheelers “We found that children often ride pillion with their parents and tend to become the prime target of motorcycle accidents We hope they learn from our workshops and inspire their parents to follow the same” said Tope Watch what else is making news: The figures by the Mumbai Traffic Department echo Tope’s concerns According to the Mumbai Traffic Department 99 bikers died in 2016 while 89 died in 2015 in road accidents Also 305 motorcyclists in comparison to 258 in 2015 were injured last year According to the central government rule implemented last year the police are supposed to impose a penalty of Rs 500 on pillion riders not wearing helmets The city traffic department witnessed a 39 per cent increase in such cases and between January and September last year They registered 13185 more cases of driving without helmets Surprisingly figures received from the Road Transport Ministry’s office indicate that till now not a single case has been registered against pillion riders for riding without helmets “We have counselled children on wearing helmets and have demonstrated how to wear it correctly Post that their parents were also trained and told to ensure that their children wear helmets on bikes while riding pillion We were surprised to learn that many parents were not even aware of existing rules Many of them told us that they were unaware of the traffic rules mandating the children to wear helmets while riding pillion” added Tope Around 5000 helmets were distributed by this group last year in schools in Chembur Kurla Govandi and Dadar While distributing the helmets to children the organisation factored the size requirements to ensure that the helmets aren’t used by their adult family members “Teenagers are of impressionable minds and certain important concepts could be impressed upon them at this tender age Our endeavour is that they learn and follow it” Tope added While Amol and Rajashree are both certified road safety trainers the team includes four other members who conduct road safety sessions What drives them towards the cause is knowing that there is nothing more important than being a ‘vigilant driver’ “I lost my nephew in a road accident when it was not even his fault He was a bystander when a vehicle knocked him down People do not realize that in our country road accidents kill as many people as those falling prey to fatal diseases” he adds For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 6 2016 2:39 am Baker will play 107th-ranked Yuichi Sugita of Japan on Saturday (Source: AP) Top News Brian Baker is not among the collection of highly ranked players and Grand Slam champions playing tennis at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Baker was supposed to be one of those stars though _ or at least appeared destined for big things as an up-and-coming teen who reached No 2 in the world junior rankings and was the French Open boys’ runner-up in 2003 “He’s a great ball-striker Always has been Still is” said Jay Berger who will coach Baker and the rest of the US men’s tennis team in Rio where competition begins on the hard courts Saturday “He has an incredible understanding of the game and where the ball is going” Ah but Baker’s body has been the problem Repeatedly To the tune of 11 operations Procedures on both hips His right elbow His back Surgery for a sports hernia Four repairs of his right knee Instead of giving up he has mounted comeback after comeback after comeback The latest return happened at the Australian Open in January when he played his first match in nearly two years after recovering from a torn meniscus in his right knee “It’s an incredible story It’s unfortunate everything he’s been through We all say that if he had stayed healthy easily he’d be a top-20 player if not top-10” US teammate Denis Kudla said “It’s just that his body hasn’t really done him any favors But it’s going to be a special moment for him knowing maybe he never got the chance to represent his country even though he probably felt he could have been doing it for the last 10 years” Baker will play 107th-ranked Yuichi Sugita of Japan on Saturday when others in first-round action include major champions Venus Williams Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic and Croatia’s Marin Cilic in singles and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in doubles It’s natural to wonder whether Baker ponders what might have been “I mean you probably think about it but at the same time I can’t do anything about it I did get injuries” Baker said “I would like to have thought that I would have had a pretty successful career and done well But I’m not going to say like `Oh yeah I would have been top 10”’ he continued “But sure I would hope that I would be able to have a successful career be a top-30 guy year-in and year-out But who knows” That indeed is the question when it comes to Baker a 31-year-old who reached a career-high of No 52 in the ATP rankings in 2012 and is currently No 334 So how did a guy that far down get a spot on the four-man US singles roster for the 64-player draw in Brazil First of all it helped that two Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey chose to skip the Rio Games And Baker took advantage of a rule that allows injured players to use what’s known as a “protected ranking” to enter nine tournaments of their choosing when they return To those who think Baker shouldn’t be in the field Isner offered this answer: “Look it’s all within the rules … So good on him for getting into the Olympics and earning this spot _ and hopefully he can do something with it” While tennis players in Rio will earn neither prize money nor rankings points Baker decided this was too rare an opportunity to let pass “Obviously you want to be able to utilize your `protected ranking’ to try to help get your ranking back up” said Baker who spent time during his most recent rehab stint finishing his degree in general business with a finance concentration from Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee where he also coached tennis “But I think the Olympics is a different animal” He recalls watching Andre Agassi win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games “There’s not many things like the Olympics It’s a different thing You’re not there just playing for yourself; you’re playing for your country” Baker said “It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” One worth waiting for For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Jammu | Published: December 16 2017 5:30 am Tassaduq Hussain Mufti’s induction cleared after ‘consultations in PDP’ Top News Setting the stage for his nomination to the State Legislative Council and later induction into the state cabinet Tassaduq Hussain Mufti younger brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday resigned as Coordinator CM’s Grievance Cell “I hereby submit my resignation from the post of Coordinator J&K Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell with immediate effect” read Tassaduq’s single line resignation letter addressed to State Chief Secretary The Indian Express had reported that CM Mufti is set to induct her younger brother Tassaduq into her cabinet Sources said that he is being nominated to a vacancy in Upper House of the State Legislature which had arisen following the resignation of Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh eldest son of veteran Congress leader Dr Karan Singh over issues of alleged discrimination with people of Jammu region including non-declaration of public holiday on the birth anniversary of his grandfather and last Dogra ruler of the state Maharaja Hari Singh After he becomes a member of State Legislative Council Tassaduq is will be inducted into the state cabinet headed by Mehbooba Mufti as Chief Minister He may get the Tourism portfolio sources said Pointing out that State Governor N N Vohra has already summoned a joint sitting of both the State Legislative Council and the State Legislative Assembly on January 2 sources said that his nomination to the Council will come before the start of budget session of both the Houses of the state Legislature Tassaduq was also PDP candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha byelections which were later deferred by the Election Commission Tassaduq’s nomination to the council who was earlier PDP candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha byelections which were later deferred on account of unrest in the Valley will further consolidate Mehbooba Mufti’s hold on Peoples Democratic Party The later was recently re-elected party president for record sixth term Forty five-year-old Tassaduq is the youngest of former Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed’s four children and his only son He returned to the state after their father the then state CM fell ill and he had later stayed back after Mufti’s death in January 2016 ALSO READ | Mehbooba Mufti to get brother in J&K Cabinet secure hold on PDP After leaving Kashmir in 1989 Tassaduq was enrolled in College of Business Studies at Delhi University Later he moved to filmmaking and made two documentaries Travelers Tales and Trekkers Paradise In 1999 he had joined a Masters programme in cinematography at the American Film Institute Los Angeles After returning he shot Bollywood blockbusters such as Omkara and Kaminey as well as short films including Strike and a South Korean film Tree Tassaduq is married and a father of two-a son (14) and a daughter (10) For all the latest Srinagar News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: September 11 2013 4:23 am Related News AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry Tuesday condemned the Muzaffarnagar violence and alleged that the BJP was trying to adopt the “Gujarat model of creating communal divide to come to power with the support of the Samajwadi Party He said the Samajwadi Party government failed in protecting people in the region and maintained that a chief ministerwho cannot protect his own peopleespecially the minorityhas no right to continue in power? 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