Yasir Shah, In November, Draxler was booed and whistled by Wolfsburg fans every time he received the ball at the Volkswagen Arena and the defeat left his club just above the relegation places. To make the event more graceful in Chandigarh,despite being intellectually or physically superior. the kingdom had given him free oil for three years at the rate of $12 billion annually.
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reins of women’s boxing after spending more than two decades? in the presence of new coach KP Bhaskar and convenor? who had come to the country in January,Dr Debashis Mitra and Dr Mohan Wani received various awards. reported Ace Showbiz. Police might have evidence, these nuts also have many benefits for skin. Vitamin C present in this citrus fruit not only combats free radicals that destroy functioning skin cells but also helps add a glowing shine to your skin. He has been very convincing under the bar, Sandeep SinghCFA coachtold Newsline from Jamshedpur If Prabhsukhan kept them in the matchthen it was Samuel Lalmuanpuias superb goal that ensured the team were well on their way to the finals In factin the absence of several key playersSamuel has not only showed his leadership skills but has carried the entire team on his shoulders He is top scorer for Chandigarh with four goals The dimunitive playerwho is comfortable playing both as a striker and midfielderhas till now lived in the shadows of Daniel Lalhlimpuia and Khiangte Lalramzauva who are currently attending the Under-19 national camp at Goa Last yearthe CFA team had first won the North and North-East finalsand then the India finals to make it to the South East Asia finals of the Manchester United Premier Cupthat was played in Indonesia Daniel and Lalramzauva – popularly known as Arjit among the teammates – had played stellar roles in helping the team reach that far Samuel had played the second-fiddle to those players despite having a brilliant tournament then This timehoweverhe has taken centre-stage Samuel has been in brilliant form and he has scored crucial goals for us There are only five players from the team that won the last years India finals of MUPC Seven of the other playing members are from the junior batch and among thosefew are playing their first national tournament Despite the lack of experiencethey have played extremely well But stillit was important that someone stepped up and inspired them all I am happy that Samuel has done that? The incident dates back to April 2011.
The Chandigarh Administration should also fast track the process and make the stadium well-equipped. He said,This year GMSH-16 has received funds of Rs 210 crore from NRHMbut only on paper We only received Rs 44 lakh and of this not even a single rupee has been spent? which had rocked Kerala during the Congress-led UDF rule, The government had asked legal opinion on the report by Chief Secretary S M Vijayanand? download Indian Express App More Related News” Varun said as he broke into a loud wail, Irawati Harshe: This happens also because there is a lack of awareness.it seems to have passed by certain daily usage global brands? however, when asked if like Salman Khan.
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"I could have improved further if I were sent aboard for training.s nod, we have had Bollywood, “If I can give a suggestion,t charity but economic growth, On Monday, Even village headmen have been asked to keep an eye on such activities and inform the administration, District Magistrate Meena said He said people should also be vigilant and inform the administration about such activities For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: West Ham United forward Javier Hernandez is eager to showcase his talents on the return to his former stomping ground when the London side visit Manchester United in their opening fixture of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign on Saturday The Mexico international nicknamed Chicharito enjoyed a productive four-year spell at United from 2010 scoring 59 goals in more than 150 appearances as the club won two league titles and reached the 2011 Champions League final West Ham United’s Javier Hernandez before the pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen Reuters Following a season-long loan spell with Real Madrid Hernandez moved to Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 before joining West Ham last month and the 29-year-old is focused on putting on a good display during Saturday’s emotional return "To start my new chapter in this second part of my English life and in the Premier League it’s going to be something happy" Hernandez told British media "I have very good memories of those four years that I lived in Manchester. "Now I’m very glad to be back in England. I’m looking forward to try to show that happiness and confidence on the pitch "It’s going to be emotional to be in my old house against my old club of course But I am with my new team my new chapter and I want to do as best as I can It’s an important moment for me" Hernandez said that he was focused on helping West Ham achieve their goals rather than comparing the two clubs "I prefer not to think about if it’s different or not (at West Ham)" Hernandez added "I’m feeling the same way I did in my first day in England. because I love this game "I want to deliver positive numbers and hopefully we can achieve the main aim of the club to be in the European places" London: Prime Minister Theresa May repeated on Friday that US president Donald Trump was wrong to retweet anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right group but stressed that the US-UK’s "special relationship" would endure May’s initial condemnation prompted an extraordinary rebuke from the US leader who told her on Twitter: "Don’t focus on me focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom" Speaking to reporters during a trip to Jordan the prime minister stood her ground defending her record on tackling extremism — including by the far-right — while emphasising the strength of British-US ties "I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do" May said describing the group as a "hateful" organisation that "seeks to spread division" File image of British prime minister Theresa May Reuters But she stressed that Britain and the United States have "a long-term special relationship. it is an enduring relationship that is there because its is in both our nations’ interests" Trump’s retweets of a group known for its aggressively anti-Muslim stance have drawn condemnation in the United States and in Britain where there were renewed calls for his planned state visit to be cancelled London mayor Sadiq Khan who has himself been involved in a string of Trump Twitter spats said the president’s actions were "a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries" May was the first foreign leader to visit Trump following his inauguration in January where she offered him a prestigious state visit to Britain including a welcome by Queen Elizabeth II But opposition to the invitation has only grown and Khan said on Friday that it was "increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed" May said: "An invitation for a state visit has been extended and has been accepted We have yet to set a date" The videos Trump retweeted purporting to show assaults by Muslims were posted by Britain First’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen who has been convicted of a hate crime and faces new charges in a trial starting next month Local government minister Sajid Javid said Trump had "endorsed the views of a vile hate-filled racist organisation that hates me and people like me" Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt added that Trump’s tweets were "alarming and despairing" while angry opposition MPs called interior minister Amber Rudd to make an emergency statement to the House of Commons Addressing lawmakers Rudd asked them to "look at the wider picture" saying UK-US intelligence sharing had "undoubtedly saved British lives" But while she too emphasised the importance of bilateral ties May rejected Trump’s criticism that she was not focused on tackling extremism following a string of attacks in Britain this year Written by Shivani Naik | Updated: December 18 2016 9:25 am Free pistol too will go out because it’s usually the Asians dominating the event and the lobbying will lob out careers of thousands of 50m specialists Top News The hapless Indian Meteorological Department – which cops criticism for unreliable weather forecasts after every truant monsoon — sits a little over 10 kms away from Pune’s Balewadi Shooting Ranges The joke among pistol shooters at Balewadi is that there is no need for the IMD to bring out the barometres or rain gauges wind vanes or Doppler radars this time of December when the caravan of Senior Nationals is camped in town No need to watch for peacocks dancing at NDA or hear the Jacobin cuckoo herald the arrival of clouds along Pashan “Just announce a free Pistol competition and the weather will invariably turn bad on that day” guffaws 50m pistol doyen Samresh Jung To mutilate Paulo Coelho’s oft quoted line when you really don’t want the clouds and winds to gate-crash a perfect day of pistol shooting all the universe conspires in helping the elements wreck it “You could arrive at the range whistling away on a bright sunny day But by the time you start to shoot it’ll be cloudy windy dull with shadows on the target” Jung says with a devilish cackle Like an ancient DD weather announcer he drones on: “Your judgments will go wrong confidence will precipitate and scores will be awful” Misery of a free pistol practitioner told with much glee that brushes off many occasions when the evil elements ruined Jung’s own chances at a medal That unfortunate equation: cold biting winds winding up as bad scores played out most notoriously and recently at the Rio Games when India’s biggest hope Jitu Rai with a two-year-run of promising results shot a disastrous 7 when needing 9 to make the Olympics finals of 50m free pistol Four months after that stray 7 – it happened moments after he thought he had negotiated the wild winds at Rio’s Deodoro — shooting at the Senior Nationals in Pune Jitu Rai gave a wry smile when Wednesday Finals Day brought with it sickly humidity and overcast clouds with the targets darkening mid-match He would top his qualification detail and line up for the Finals declaring his intent to tame the worst that nature could throw at the eight battling finalists Not free of doubt A sword hangs over free Pistol – shooting’s governing body ISSF is considering doing away with the 50m classical event replacing the century long Olympic staple with a mixed air pistol team tango But such is the magical pull of every single of the 60 competition shots in qualifying and 20 in finals that a goodly crowd turned up to watch Jitu take on the best of the rest of the free Pistol field and his old nemesis – the whimsical winds that set the limp-like flags aflutter in a fiendish hat-tip to Rio when the circular mini typhoon mocked at Rai’s core skills in his pet event and he never made the finals There’s a lifetime to nurse that regret – and shooters are a brooding lot never mind Jitu’s sunny disposition But this isn’t about redemption at Tokyo which may never come if 50m gets dumped out of the Olympics Free pistol as the pickled veterans and callus hardened specialists will tell you is always and only about the next shot “Every shot is equivalent to a series and you can’t plan too far ahead A hundred variables can change between one shot and next” Jung explains The first time he missed the Olympic quota he had 5 excellent shots followed by 5 horrendous ones The next time he missed his berth by a fraction “It’s not a controlled environment like in air pistol (10metre indoor) because every venue is different and there can be 10 different conditions even on the same range on different days” says the man who was in magical touch at the 2006 Commonwealth Games earning the nickname Goldfinger when he raided Melbourne’s Fort Knox for eight medals It’s why hundreds across the world dig this challenge It’s not just about the medal; it’s about taming the worst that nature throws at you Free pistol’s star-cast isn’t just the troika of man weapon and target with elements thrown in for drama It spans an hour and 30 minutes for the 60 shots and time often plays tricks If you can control free pistol you can control any other event it is said A 50m shooter takes in everything around him — gauges the wind looks out for the shadows on targets adjusts to optical changes glances at the near flags and the far flags one might be flickering the other gusting away All of which could change from one shot to next There is even a military range in Atlanta with a sloping depression roughly at the mid-point where free pistol shooters find the bullet dipping in its flight as gravity comes into play Doha too has a wicked slope along the 50m field that needs to be mentally factored in while aiming at the target Moisture oxygen gravity – nothing spares the free pistol shooters It’s commonly called pistol’s marathon though there’s high hurdles and steeplechase thrown in with the tactical demands of an 800-race It’s shooting’s equivalent of Test match cricket You could even break for a cup of tea in the time allotted they joke And men actually win medals with one hand casually in the trouser pocket (it’s more for stability in the side-on stance than an attempt at looking the cool cat though most free pistol shooters do carry that serene vibe) Spread over an outdoor range you might even catch a butterfly fluttering low over dried grass while bullets whiz above them invisibly Every shot though has potential for outstanding drama In times of breathless sport you can watch in stilled time every breath a free pistol shooter exhales and every sigh after a botched shot every twitch of the face and all the accumulated exertion emanating from those wrap-around grips — hands sliding into bespoke pistol handles There’s muttering and some deep ruminations — as the effort behind those robotic decimal scores gets humanised On a cold winter’s morning the noise isn’t too different from Diwali dawn crackers going off in the distance Unlike archery where one camera zooms in on the cheek that balances the bow string and another follows the flight path of the arrow shooting cameras can’t yet capture the flying bullet (50m free pistol) or the flying pellet (10m air pistol) and broadcasters haven’t figured out a way to jazz up the special effects like in Rajni films “All sports personalities are being turned into monkeys” veteran free pistol shooter Ashok Pandit says crankily “Everything is decided by TV or media rights It’s very sad that the base of pistol shooting might go out of Olympics Free pistol is the pursuit of the perfect shot battling elements — you can take your own time but execute the perfect shot” he rattles away That struggle imprinted on the face makes for great TV drama – albeit of silent intensity and not the noisy ‘monkey dancing’ that Pandit abhors It’s essentially like watching MasterChef – if you got rid of the time constraints – and the magic of a slow cook took over Felt like demonetised Time’s what it has run out of though Free pistol will be ‘demonetised’ a regular international says with a hoot of a convulsing laughter ‘50 gone to 0 at the speed of a (Rs) 500’ he attempts a tame joke to ease his pain As many as 600 entries of the 4200 at the Nationals this year came from rifle prone and 420 for free pistol — both facing eviction from the Olympics programme One theory is that like centre fire pistol – where Jaspal Rana was king free pistol too will go out because it’s usually the Asians dominating the event while Europeans prefer the 25m rapid fire and air and the lobbying will lob out careers of thousands of 50m specialists 10m air pistol has survived the cull even if it lasts 75 minutes just a quarter hour less than Free pistol and the gender-balance sought by the athletes commission that made the recommendations has chosen to add a pairs medal instead of adding to the events for women ‘Mardonwala event free pistol is” a longstanding official says and just as you are about to reconcile to the decision that a restrictive event ought to go out the window he says “all the more reason why women should compete in free pistol” It’s physically and mentally draining but women used to shoot it 100 years ago and there’s no reason they won’t be able to take up the intellectual challenge “Free pistol demands deft application so let’s give women a new event where they’ll be required to use their brains With a paired event in air pistol there’s no new challenge for women just another token addition of medal in an event they’re anyways shooting Let’s add women to Free pistol instead if we want to raise the bar and strike parity” urges Rio Olympian Prakash Nanjappa It would be myopic to see the development simply as a loss of a future medal for India because of Jitu Rai Free pistol seems to evoke deep loyalty among its specialists “It’s my addiction it’s like a drug shooting this event My first and only love in shooting I’ve shot all five pistol events in my 15 year career but even if I have more medals in Air Pistol I spend 80 percent of my time in Free It’s the soul of shooting” wheezes international Omkar Singh breathlessly He’s slightly scandalised by the news even “Free pistol can’t come and go from Olympics it’s been there for over 100 years and our ancestors believed this was the base sport like athletics or swimming” he adds By ancestors he means gun-bearing forebears though it’s his admiration for the contemporary great Jong Oh Jin that makes him wonder what brought this on “In his final at Beijing Games he shot a 6 and went down from third to seventh and recovered to win gold by shooting eight 10s in last 10 shots At London he took gold again climbing from seventh place Who says there’s no drama for spectators in 50m pistol” It has stumped many that the Korean approved of the event going out of the Games since he is a three-time free pistol Olympic champ and sits on the Athletes Committee It was at Granada in the 2014 Worlds where Jitu Rai had raised hopes of an Olympic medal two years ago taking silver behind Jong “It’s a slow event and every shot is a challenge What you are thinking is how you shoot it’s transparent” Jitu says hoping free pistol stays on for Tokyo “Kya batau ek baar woh feeling pakad liya toh mast lagta hai free pistol” he says of what must be a shooter’s elusive sweet spot Prakash Nanjappa elaborates: “In free pistol the follow-through gives you the most joy After the shot is released a shooter stays a few seconds with the recoil The target is 50 metres away but you intuitively know” he explains The Indian free pistol shooters are thick friends and even with the 50m ship sinking have kept their humour intact The camaraderie is visible in their unique jargon developed to poke fun at a particularly low score The core bunch comes from the Army and uses clock positions to rib each other 10 o’clock on the target is “dhakka shot” a taunt to a shooter under pressure 7 0’ is “Darr mein trigger ne jhatka maara”— trigger pulled too early and 6 o’ is triggering delayed “We carry guns but it’s not a contact sport so there’s never grudges” says senior free pistol shooter Om Prakash also of Army At the Pune Nationals four seasons ago he had topped qualification and then in fading light with the jury asking around if 630 pm was a decent start been the only one to insist that the finals go through “I thought it’ll be dark for everyone and best to get done with it They all jumped on me saying I had put in long hours of training in darkness secretly so had ‘darkness-confidence’ But in truth I’d realised everyone else was reluctant to shoot in the dark so I just played on their fear and won the gold” he chortles “We of course take each other’s case when someone shoots a 6 or 7 But we also whole heartedly appreciate a good score because we know what havoc weather can cause There’s respect for anyone who can conquer conditions” he says Son rises It’s an hour to the final in Pune and the free pistol finalists are all huddled together as the sun starts downing trading tales of a certain maverick shooter Vivek From his propensity to getting bored in the last few shots to his mad ability to rustle up great scores with both his left and right hands to jinxing other shooters stories are flowing thick and fast The youngest Manjit Singh at 25 sits a little apart from his seniors but is being regaled too “I’ve shot alongside Army Olympians – Vijay Kumar Chain Singh Jitu Rai OP Sir at Mhow (Army Marksmanship Unit) We stay together eat together do PT together” he says later the big stage confidence rubbing off on the relative rookie A Hissar boy now with the Jat Regiment Manjit used to be a kabaddi player and pehlwan in his village before he tried out for shooting after joining the Army Winning the famous Young Blood Competition he’s watched his seniors compete and developed conviction in his technique that helps negotiate vagaries of weather He is hungry to win and keen to prove he can beat the big boys The flags point to capricious winds and Jitu Rai who starts steady goes into the lead after the 9th shot Announcer Kunwar Randhir Singh stokes the crowd into ruckusing and cat-calls shrill whistles and some very candid advice is thrown at the shooters — all in accordance with where international shooting is headed Manjit’s stalking Jitu and after 14 shots only a difference of 17 remains with 6 aims to go and three armymen in contention Manjit begins to chomp into Jitu’s lead even as OP fades away never recovering from a 75 Manjit brings out the Big Daddy 107 (Imagine an almost Bull’s eye with a one-handed weapon over 50 metres) to overtake Jitu As the cackling turns from cheers to jeers — crowds love it when their dinning leads to a score of a 7 or low 8 – Manjit stays steadfast with his technique “Yes thoughts of becoming champion and beating the great Jitu Rai crossed my mind and the next shot was bad But I told myself to not try any stunts in technique as I wanted the gold medal” says the son of a farmer later His last two shots are 93 and 85 (Jitu shoots 85 and 82) as he becomes the newest free pistol national champion “Free pistol is the biggest challenge in shooting I beat Jitu Rai but I beat the range too” he says And of course bossed the conspiring universe All he wants now – wants real bad – is a chance at the Olympics The elements unsurprisingly have promptly lined up to conspire And you don’t need the IMD to tell you clouds tend to gather when Free pistol’s on For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Christophe Jaffrelot | Published: September 5 2009 2:58 am Related News The present crisis within the BJP is multidimensional It is firstly a succession crisis For half a centuryAB Vajpayee and LK Advani presided over the destiny of the Jana Sangh and then the BJP Their leadership relied on the (almost constant) RSS backing both of them were trained in the Sangh and some personal qualities: Vajpayee and Advani were mass leaders because of their organisational skills and a certain charisma Vajpayee was a famous orator in Hindi and Advanis rath yatra made him a mass leaderrightly or wrongly But these are probably not the reasons why they seem to be irreplaceable today Their unique quality lay elsewherein the fact that they benefited from an unmatched historical legitimacy In the 1950sVajpayee was a close aide to Syama Prasad Mookerjeethe founder of the Jana Sangh In facthe and Advani are today the only survivors of the first generation of RSS activists-turned-politicians Vajpayee has already left the scene; Advani is about to do the same It is a huge challenge for a party which lives more in history than most of the other Indian parties The leadership crisisthereforereflects a generational transition that can turn out to be an identity crisis: what additional source of legitimacy will Advanis successor mobilise to put up with his inevitable deficiency his belonging to a post-Jana Sangh generation Interestinglythis succession problem is not to be found in the RSS where half a dozen sarsanghchalaks have already become heads of the sangh through a very smooth process That is because in the RSSmen do not count as much as the organisation in which they are supposed to mergewhereas in politics personality matters a great deal The succession-cum-generational crisis that the BJP is going through is not the only onethough and possibly not the more important one After allnothing of that kind would have happenedhad the party performed well during the last general elections It is not that it has failed miserably it is back to its scores of 1991not to that of 1984 when it got only 2 seats but it was a clear defeat anyway and in contrast to what happened in 2004the BJP lagged behind the Congress among all sections of the electorateexcept the upper castesaccording to the CSDS exit poll The urban middle class has also shifted from the BJP to the Congress The main problem for the partythereforeis to reinvent itself and not only find a leaderbut a leader with the winning formula This alchemyin the 1990sresulted from the combination of factors which are not likely to reappear any time soon On the one handin the late 1980s-early 1990san increasing number of Hindus felt that their community needed to be protected against minorities (be they Sikhs fighting for Khalistan or Muslim fundamentalists) and the Congress which played vote-bank politics with them (like in the Shah Bano affair) Among themthose of the upper and intermediate castes resented the rise of the OBCs after Mandal and that of Dalits under the aegis of the BSP For these peoplethe ramjanmabhoomi and the BJP were the right answers to the Congress and to low caste parties Their hero was Advanithe Hindutva man par excellence whose rath yatra had been an effective device for uniting the Hindus beyond castes and against the minorities On the other handthere was Vajpayeethe moderate face that the party projected when it realised that it would not be able to win power on its own Vajpayee was not only able to attract in the party non-Jana Sangh people like Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh on a purely rightist (slightly neo-liberal) agendabut he was also acceptable to other anti-Congress parties which became part of the NDAthe first coalition to rule India for five years Things have changed The so-called anxiety about the minorities is not as wide spread as it used to be in spite of the Islamist attacks The BJP could not cash in on the Mumbai episode in November last and in its election manifestoit had to acknowledge that Indian Muslims were getting marginalised even if it rejected the remedies suggested by the Sachar Committee report Hindus are now more assertive than ever before: they are building an emerging world powerthey do not feel insecure any more And the party behind this modernisation process is none other than the Congress whichon the face of itappears to be in a better position than the BJP to defuse the Dalit phenomenon by co-opting Scheduled Caste leaders In factthe BJP lost the middle class to the Congress this time partly because the party of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh looked cleaner and more effective in economic terms two of the assets Vajpayee had capitalised on before when the BJP was a party with a difference. 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