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PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showing

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next “I think in running I really pulled away,” said the 25-year-old Mangrobang, a former fashion design student who is now full-time triathlete.She clocked 2:11:14, while Adorna, the 2015 champion, finished in 2:18:58. Adorna is reportedly nursing a injury but her time was enough to beat out Irene Chong of Malaysia who timed 2:25:44. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT Huelgas, the 2015 edition champion, trailed for a few seconds Clement Cheng Ren of Singapore who was first out of water. Chicano was full minute behind them.But by the cycling and running phase, the two Filipino male runners were all by themselves around Water Sports Center in Presint 6 in Putrajaya.READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonHuelgas finished in one hour, 59 minutes and two seconds, while Chicano turned in a time of 2:01:27. Ren checked in one full minute after Chicano did.The same story in women’s when Mangrobang even overlapped the fourth placer in the running phase which went through four loops.ADVERTISEMENT It was dominating performance by the Philippine team, surpassing its showing Singapore two years ago when Huelgas and Adorna won the gold and Mangrobang silver.READ: Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We came here confident that we can win, because all of this is part of our long-term program that will culminate in the Tokyo 2020,” said Triathlon Association of the Philippines secretary general Tom Carrasco.“If you look at the split times, you will see that they beat the third places by a big margin,” he added. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Nikko Huelgas and John Chicano. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ overwhelming, propulsive force toward triathlon glory came from a long, painstaking program.Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang copped the golds in Southeast Asian Games men’s and women’s event Monday while teammates John Leerams Chicano and Ma. Claire Adorna took the silver medals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Murray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic

first_imgDenver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) is pressured by Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) and Jonathan Isaac (1). APDENVER — Jamal Murray scored a career-high 32 points, Will Barton had 26 points and nine rebounds — both season bests — and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-107 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Nikola Jokic had 12 points and 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and also added eight assists for Denver. Six Nuggets scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Murray had 22 points in the first half to help Denver take a 70-47 lead and hit a basket late in the fourth to set his career high.Denver finished its season-long six-game homestand 5-1 and benefited from a shorthanded Magic team. Guards Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin didn’t play due to left hamstring injuries, and the Nuggets took advantage of their absence to score 70 points from their backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarreese Speights led the Magic with 19 points. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons scored 18 apiece.The Nuggets took control with a 13-0 run late in the first quarter. Murray scored nine of his 16 points in the period during the run that gave Denver a 35-19 lead. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ball youngest to have triple-double but Lakers fall to Bucks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Nuggets put it away in the second quarter when Orlando went cold. The Magic had just one field goal for the first 6 minutes of the period when Denver built a 26-point lead.The lead grew to 30 in the third quarter but the Magic battled back to make it a 13-point game but never got closer.TIP-INSMagic: Payton didn’t play to protect against him aggravating the left hamstring that kept him out of eight games this season. “One thing he hasn’t done since he’s been back is playing in a back-to-back,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Traveling, arriving late at night, if he still has some tightness in there this is a concern. It’s not a setback, we’re just being smart with it.” … Augustin missed his fifth consecutive game.Nuggets: G Gary Harris did not play because of a shoulder injury. Coach Michael Malone would not say if Harris would miss more than one game. … Denver’s 70 points in the first half were its most for any half this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Dy replaces Daquis; Branislav joining team?

first_imgView comments MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games La Salle’s Kim Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) has announced the retirement of top player Rachel Anne Daquis from national team duties after the star withdrew from squad that will compete in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia due to personal reasons.La Salle opposite spiker Kim Kiana Dy will replace her in the Philippine squad, which will compete in the SEA Games and Asian Seniors this August.ADVERTISEMENT “The Japan training is very important because we need to focus on floor defense and blocking,” said Suzara.He added that the Southeast Asian Games will most likely be a “political thing,” and the Philippines could be bundled with tough teams Thailand and Vietnam in the group stage.Host Malaysia, according to Suzara, is likely to be grouped with the likes of Brunei and Myanmar to ensure it would make the next stage.Suzara said focus should be on the Asian Championships to be held in Biñan, Laguna. Grouped with Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, the Philippines can easily make the top 8 of the tournament and assure itself of a stint in the Asian Cup next year.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Dela Rosa eyes repeat vs Rodriguez Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Dy will join the team in a two-week Japan training in July, according to LVPI acting president Pete Cayco and Philippine Superliga president Ramon “Tats” Suzara.Sources said the LVPI is also keen on appointing Foton coach Moro Branislav as national training director to oversee the preparation of both the men’s and women’s teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, LVPI has yet to get the nod of Foton management.Suzara gave a pep talk to the members of the national squad, led by team captain Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Aby Maraño and Jaja Santiago.last_img read more

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Cruz owns up to starting physical plays, says sorry

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Game officials caught Standhardinger, who was promptly slapped with a deliberate foul resulting in his banishment with 4:55 left and the Philippines comfortably ahead, 73-58.Reyes did not consent both acts and benched Cruz after his caper before shouting at Standhardinger and sending him back to the locker room.“That’s not the way we play Gilas basketball,” Reyes said. “It’s a shame, because Carl was having a great game. But I will not tolerate such acts.”While Cruz said he was going to say sorry to Reyes, he also said that he deliberately timed that hit after the Iraqi had given him a wayward elbow during a rebound play several minutes before.“I will not take that kind of play sitting down,” Cruz explained. “Though I know it was a bad thing to do, I will never allow such plays to be done on me and my teammates. Yes, I waited for the right time to strike back.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress While the rest of the team was whooping it up inside the dugout waiting for Reyes to return after giving out an interview to the international media, Cruz and Standhardinger occupied different corners of the room sulking.The message was clear and Cruz, at least, has learned his lesson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Batangas nears playoffs, ousts Racal from playoff racecenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cruz admitted to starting a series of technical fouls called on the Filipinos in the fourth quarter and said he was sorry for that one play that decked an Iraqi player and ignited a dirty finish to the game at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.“I know that it’s my fault and I am sorry,” Cruz said in a very apologetic tone in Filipino. “I know that it all started with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCruz planted a forearm to the back of the head of Iraqi Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket. The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams.After several plays, Christian Standhardinger was the one who gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. TAIPEI – Carl Bryan Cruz was having his best game in the Jones Cup on Thursday night.He finished the game watching his teammates polish off an 84-75 victory over Iraq. And he knows exactly why he ended up there.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Streaking Letran out to sustain turnaround in NCAA

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Rey Nambatac has keyed the Knights’ resurgence and Letran hopes to extend its streak against the San Sebastian Stags at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.But Napa said his Knights should brace for a tough duel against the Stags, who also posted back-to-back triumphs to grab a share of fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“San Sebastian is a physical team and really likes to run so it’s going to be tough,” said Napa.Emilio Aguinaldo College, tied with San Sebastian at 3-3, tangles with Jose Rizal U at 2 p.m., while struggling Arellano and Perpetual Help clash at 12 noon. Coach Jeff Napa thinks Letran finally found its right rhythm after stringing three wins in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“We’re starting to pick up right now,” Napa said of his Knights, who climbed to solo third at 4-3 after a woeful 1-3 start.ADVERTISEMENT The Generals had a shot at reclaiming the third spot against the Knights last week even minus injured Cameroonian Hamadou Laminou, who sustained a season-ending ACL injury .But end-game miscues doomed the Generals for a 97-93 setback against the Knights.Bong Quinto has also stepped up for the Knights, the last during their 63-61 escape over the Altas where the veteran forward nailed the go-ahead basket.The thrilling win pushed the Knights behind league leaders Lyceum (7-0) and San Beda (6-1).“The players didn’t give up,” said Napa. “That’s where you really see the character of the players.” —JASMINE W. PAYOADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Anton youngest to top slalom race at 12 NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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Just over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side TOKYO — Tokyo’s main Olympic stadium is starting to take shape as structures of what will become spectator stands are being installed after 10 months of underground foundation work.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul With its completion deadline just over two years away, work is intense.Olympic Minister Shunichi Suzuki, during a visit to the site Tuesday, said the construction is proceeding as scheduled, praising the workflow efficiency. He said all possible technology must be mobilized to finish by the November 2019 deadline. Suzuki, however, cautioned that workers should not stockpile overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSuzuki cited the suicide earlier this year of a worker linked to overwork, or “karoshi,” and addressed the concerns about the working environment at the project.The stadium delay was part of Japan’s troubled Olympics preparations, underscoring a widespread lack of cost-control.last_img read more

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Long halt for Arjuna awardee

first_imgMadusa Srinivas Rao, Arjuna award winner in 2004 for his achievements in the Paralympics, was sitting on his wheelchair outside Gate No. 14 of Nehru Stadium and pleading with the Delhi Police and other security officials to let him in.Hailing from Karim Nagar in Andhra Pradesh, Rao was wearing the eminent sportsperson card around his neck but he still had to face humiliation. The authorities had issued the card but it did not have the required security clearance sticker on it.”I have been waiting outside the stadium trying to speak to someone, telling them who I am. It has already been more than one hour and it is so difficult to move around on a wheel chair with so much rush around,” Rao said. Rao was the badminton champion in the Paralympics and he said that he had represented the country all over the globe.He had to struggle to get the card made in the first place as the Organising Committee did not give its immediate approval to his application.Rao repeatedly asked Harish Sharma from the OC, and only got the card after a lot of haggling.”They gave me a card after days of begging and pleading.I have come all the way from Andhra with my son. He was very keen and wanted to see the Games opening,” Rao said.When M AIL T ODAY checked with him after the start of the ceremony, he had finally managed to get into the stadium as some senior Delhi Police officers verified his claim and let him in after a long wait.advertisement”I finally got to see the Games, but the humiliation and trouble caused to a sportsperson can’t be repaired. The OC should also focus on the way they treat their athletes and learn to respect people like us who toil hard for the pride of the country,” Rao said.last_img read more

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Oct 14: Events on Day 12

first_imgDay 11 eventsAthletics Morning: 6.30amMen’s: MarathonMorning: 6.45amWomen’s: MarathonBadminton Morning: 10am to 3pmMen’s singles (final): Lee Chong Wei (MAS) vs Rajiv Ouseph (ENG); Doubles (final): Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (MAS) vs Nathan Robertson/Anthony Clark (ENG)Women’s singles (final): Mew Choo Wong (MAS) vs Saina Nehwal (IND)Doubles (final): Shinta Sari/Yao Lei (SIN) vs Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Michimanda (IND)Mixed doubles (final): Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork (ENG) vs Koo Kien Keat/Chin Eei Hui (MAS) HOCKEY MORNING: 9am to 2pmMen’s: New Zealand vs England (3rd place play-off); Australia vs India (final)NetballMorning: 11.30am to 4pmWomen’s: England vs Jamaica (3rd place play-off); Australia vs New Zealand (final)Gymnastics (Rhythmic)Morning: 11am to 2pm Women’s (apparatus): Rope; ball; hoop; ribbonTable tennisMorning: 9.30am to 3.45pmWomen’s doubles: 3rd place play-off; final Men’s (singles): 3rd place play-off; finalClosing ceremonyEvening: 7pm to 8.40pmToday’s medal huntAthletics Men’s: MarathonWomen’s: MarathonBadminton Men’s: Singles & doublesWomen’s: Singles & doublesMixed doublesGymnastics (Rhythmic)Women’s (apparatus): Rope; ball; hoop; ribbonHockey Men’s: 3rd place playoff & finalNetball Women’s: 3rd place play-off & finalTable tennisWomen’s doubles: 3rd place paly-off ; finalMen’s singles: 3rd place paly-off ; finalToday’s medal hunt 40AthleticsMen’s (marathon): Ram Singh Yadav, Bining LyngkhoiWomen’s (marathon): Preethi RaoBadmintonWomen’s (doubles): Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Machimanda vs Shinta Sari/Yao Lei (SIN)Women’s (singles): Saina Nehwal vs Mew Choo Wong (MAS)HockeyMen’s final: Australia vs IndiaadvertisementTable TennisMen’s (singles): Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Soumyadeep Roy Women’s (doubles): Mouma Das/Poulomi Ghatak vs Vivian Tan/Peri Campbell (AUS)last_img read more

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The A-Z of Asian Games

first_imgMail Today provides a lowdown on the sporting extravaganza starting in Guangzhou today.Participants perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games ot be held in Guangzhou on Friday.A is for … AsiaThe largest continent, which currently is home to 60 per cent of the world’s population, has its sporting extravaganza every four years. This time, Guangzhou will host 45 countries with sportspersons displaying their skills in 42 disciplines. Since 1982, the Asiad are organised by the Olympic Council of Asia. The Games are recognised by the International Olympic Committee and are considered to be the second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.B is for … BadmintonBadminton is traditionally a Chinese stronghold but on home turf, they could face a tough challenge from India’s Saina Nehwal. After the gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, the Hyderabadi is full of confidence to take on the Chinese in their backyard. Saina is now ranked third in the world but is seeded second for the Games.C is for … CricketCricket will make its debut at the Asian Games. India, despite being a cricket powerhouse in Asia, decided against fielding a team at the event. Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh have however, confirmed their participation. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to send the Indian team, citing a packed international calendar. Bangladesh will go into the event with their best players while Sri Lanka and Pakistan have decided to field their fringe players.D is for … DebutadvertisementAmongst the 42 disciplines, five will debut at the Asian Games. Cricket, dance sport, Roller Sports, Dragon Boat and Weiqi will be featured for the first time. Apart from cricket, the other four disciplines are unique to the Games.E is for … ExpensesTotal expenditure on the Asian Games is estimated to be $17 billion, which also includes that on infrastructure and Games operation. The mayor of Guangzhou, Wan Qingliang, revealed the estimated expenditure last month.F is for … FoodThe Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee will serve East Asian, South-East Asian, South Asian, European and Western fast food. Organisers have also planned to showcase the world-famed Cantonese cuisine of Southern China. They claim that more than 30 per cent of the food served at the Games will be halal food and efforts have been made to study characteristics of halal catering.G is for… GaganThe sharpshooter from Hyderabad missed out once again on the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna but responded in a manner befitting champions by winning four gold medals at the recent Commonwealth Games. He even put it across Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in the 10m air rifle event. Before that, he secured India’s first slot for the London Olympics by clinching a medal at the Munich World Cup. He will be expected to lead India’s charge on the shooting range.H is for … HostsChina will host the Asian Games for the second time after the 1990 Beijing edition. The hosts are expected to top the medal tally, just as they did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where they finished with 101 medals, including 51 gold.I is for … IndiaIndia have gone into the Asian Games with their largest-ever contingent of 609 athletes. India have so far been part of all the Asian Games, which started in 1951. Out of the 42 disciplines, India will be in action in 35. Gagan Narang will be the flagbearer at the opening ceremony. It was India who had proposed the idea of the Asian Games.J is for … JatsJats had a major role in India finishing with more than a 100 medals at the Commonwealth Games and pipping England to the second place. There were 50 Jats in the Indian contingent and they won more than a fourth of the country’s medals. Discus thrower Krishna Poonia and wrestler Geeta have become stars. They will now have to do likewise in China where the competition will be very tough.K is for … KuwaitKuwaiti athletes will participate at the Asian Games under the Olympic flag. The International Olympic Committee had earlier this year suspended the Kuwait Olympic Committee due to interference of the government. However, the Kuwaiti athletes have been allowed to take part.L is for … Li NaWorld No. 11 tennis player Li Na pulled out of the women’s singles in order to keep herself in the best physical condition for the coming season. Her withdrawal has come as a big blow to China after World No. 25 Zheng Jie also pulled out.M is for … MascotFive sporty goats, dubbed “Le Yangyang,” are the official mascots of the Asian Games. The five goats — A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi and Le Yangyang — are a play on Guangzhou’s nickname “City of Gods”. The Chinese character “Yang” or “goat” is an auspicious symbol and when read together the Chinese names of the five rams are a message of harmony, blessings, success and happiness. The mascots are expected to play a big role in cheering the spectators at the various venues.advertisementN is for … NeighboursGuangzhou’s neighbouring cities — Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei — will be co-hosting the Games. The Dongguan Sports Center will see the weightlifting events. The city is seen as the home of the sport in China. Foshan will host boxing and synchronised swimming, while Shanwei will see the sailing competition. The venue hosted the 14th Asian Sailing Championship in March, which was a test event for the Asian Games. All the other events will take place in Guangzhou.0 is for … OpeningThe opening ceremony of the Games is going to be a gala affair. More than 1,00,000 are expected to attend the ceremony which will reach a billion viewers worldwide. The climax of the ceremony will be just before the lighting of the flame, where four representative singers from the greater China region will stand on stage to signify harmony among Asian countries.P is for … ProtestTibetan Youth Congress (TYC) had protested against Guangzhou being the host city for the Asian Games as they thought that China lacked the “moral right” to hold such an important international sporting event. The TYC had made such widespread protests during the Beijing Olympics as well.Q is for… QatarQatar’s capital Doha hosted the 15th edition of the Asian Games in 2006. It was the first time that all 45 member nations of the Olympic Council of Asia took part and 46 disciplines were played at the Asiad. China emerged at the top of the medal’s tally with 166 gold while India with 10 gold finished eighth ahead of the hosts. The Games also saw the death of a Korean equestrian athlete who fell off his horse during the cross-country event.R is for … RandhirThe Indian Olympic Association secretary general also holds the same position at the Olympic Council of Asia. Randhir Singh was the first Indian shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, when he finished first at the 1978 Bangkok edition.S is for … Sunshine AgainThe Asian Games’ official theme song is Sunshine Again. The song is composed by Li Haiying, chief music director of the Guangzhou Asian Games opening ceremony, and its lyrics are written by Zhu Hai, chief director of creative literature of the opening ceremony. Korean singer-cum-actor Kim Hyun Joong will be singing the song during the opening ceremony.T is for … TorchThe Tide was chosen as the design for the Games torch relay. It weighs 98g and is 70cm long. The flame was lit at the Great Wall of China on October 9, 2010 and travelled around the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. A total of 23 cities in the huge country are on the list which the torch will visit with as many as 2,068 torch-bearers.advertisementU is for … UshaIndia’s PT Usha has had great success in the Asian Games. She started with two silver medals at the 1982 Asiad. At the 1986 Games, she bagged four gold and a silver. She returned with two silver from the 1990 Games and bagged another in 1994.V is for … VenuesThere are 53 competition venues and 17 training venues with four of them built outside the Guangdong province. Out of them, 11 competition venues have been newly built while the rest have been renovated. Haixinsha Island will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies.W is for … WushuThe Chinese martial art technique made its debut at Beijing in 1990. Wushu is a collective term to describe boxing, sanshou (free sparring), weapon play and other Chinese kung fu skills. The sport comprises offensive and defensive fighting skills.X is for … XiangHome hope Liu Xiang will be looking for his third straight gold in the men’s 110m hurdles. After a long time out of the game due to injury, the Athens Olympics gold medallist and former world champion will be full of motivation when he takes to the track on home soil.Y is for … Yao MingThe Houston Rockets star will not be on the basketball court and the hosts will face a big task. China are the defending champions but expect a tough fight from Iran and South Korea this time. Yao has been China’s leading player at the Olympic Games and the team has struggled without him. He was selected in the NBA All-Star team in each of his first seven seasons but has been dogged with several injuries of late.Z is for … ZeeshanPakistan has won the men’s hockey gold medal at the Asian Games a record seven times. But they have fallen on bad times of late, finishing rock bottom at 12th in the World Cup and sixth at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Captain Zeeshan Ashraf will be the man under pressure as he seeks to guide Pakistan back on the road to redemption.last_img read more

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Congress heading for a spectacular victory in Assam

first_imgThe Congress is on its way to a spectacular third successive victory in the Assam Assembly elections, winning 16 seats and leading in 68 of the 126 constituencies.Riding on the planks of development and peace, the Congress is set to form the 13th state legislature with most of its ministers, led by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi winning from their respective constituencies.Congress’ steady alliance partner Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) also performed credibly winning two seats and leading in 13 others.The All India United Democratic Front has won one seat and is leading in 17 others.AGP suffered a big reverse when its prominent leader and former two-time chief minister lost to his Congress rival Rockybul Hussain at Samaguri by over 20,000 votes.Mohanta was, however, was leading in his home constituency Baharampur over his Congress rival Suren Bora.Both AGP and BJP won one seat each. The AGP is leading in 12 seats while the BJP in three.All India Trinamool Congress opened its account for the first time in Assam with its candidate Dwipen Pathak defeating former Lok Sabha Congress MP Kirip Chaliha.Leading from the front, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi led the party to victory winning from Titabor constituency and almost all the ministers, barring culture and sports minister Bharat Narah, have romped home with comfortable margin.AGP’s Naba Kumar Doley wrested the Dhakuakhana constituency from Narah, who has been a sitting MLA from the constituency for the last 25 years.Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, PWD minister Ajanta Neog, Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora, Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain and Congress ally BPF’s representatives in the cabinet Pramila Rani Brahma and Chandan Brahma have also won.advertisementThe Congress wrested seven seats – Bokajan (ST), Karimganj (North), Dergaon, Bokakhat, Khumtai and Raha–from AGP, BJP, AIUDF and Independents.Congress’s Klengdoong Engti wrested the Bokajan (ST) seat from Independent sitting MLA Jagat Singh Engti and Arun Phukan defeated sitting Independent MLA and former ULFA militant Jiten Gogoi.- With PTI inputsFor more log on to: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/specials/assembly-elections-2011/last_img read more

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I will have to work out on my flaws in the nets, says Raina

first_imgIndia captain Suresh Raina on Thursday admitted the need to spend some time with coach Duncan Fletcher in the nets in order to iron out some flaws in his batting. He was speaking after India beat West Indies 3-2 in the ODI series.India captain Suresh Raina. APRaina who could muster only 74 runs from five ODIs was repeatedly out trying to play the wild slog over deep mid-wicket or extra cover.”I need to spend some time in the middle. I just can’t go out there and play big shots. I will look to have a couple of sessions with the coach,” Raina stated at the media conference after his team lost the final ODI by seven wickets.The skipper however wanted to stress on the positives. “It is disappointing that we lost the last two matches but I am happy that we won the series. We need to enjoy the moment,” he said.Raina felt that turning point was definitely getting all out for 251 with 15 balls to go.”I feel we fell short by atleast 25 to 30 runs. But full credit to Andre Russell for the manner in which he bowled at the death.”The batting of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel along with Amit Mishra’s bowling was a big plus for this young team.”Our fielding has also improved after sessions with new fielding coach Trevor Penny.”About the upcoming Test series, Raina said that all those who have been selected are raring to go. “Obviously we have prepared well and the seniors who will join us will have to get acclimatised in the next few days.”advertisementMan of the Series Rohit said, “It was important for me to get some runs as I wanted to make this tour count. I am glad it came off well.”Asked about his gameplan, he answered, “I kept telling myself that I had to stay in the middle as long as possible. I wanted to take the game through to the end. But it is indeed very disappointing to lose two consecutive matches. I wanted to be around till the 48th or 49th over but it happened otherwise.”West Indies skipper Darren Sammy lauded his bowlers for bringing them back in the match when it looked like Kohli and Rohit would take the game away.”Credit to all the bowlers who came back very well. It looked like we would chase 300 at one stage.”He was ecstatic about Darren Bravo’s match-winning effort of 86.”We all know what Bravo is capable of doing. About Sarwan, we had to take a decision.Sarwan was cramping, thought it would be good for the team if a new batsman came in.Although we won the last two matches but we need to start well in order to win the series,” the skipper said.Sammy was hopeful that the team would do even better in the Test series and is taking inspiration from their victory against PakistanFor man-of-the-match Russell, staying “posistive and bowling in the right areas” helped.”We have been playing good cricket over the past two games. I tried to remain positive and bowl in right areas.”With the wicket offering some assistance, Russell admitted that it was a good strip to bowl on in the morning.”It was a good wicket to bowl on in the morning. One or two of the Indian batsmen are not accustomed to the short ball, so I tried to use it as a surprise weapon.”- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Indian chef de mission Ajitpal Singh a no show at London Olympics

first_imgThere seems to be some kind of a jinx with the Indian chef de mission for the London Olympics.First, it took the squabbling Indian Olympic Association (IOA) months to sort out the wrangle as to who would be the chosen man, with Randhir Singh and Vijay Kumar Malhotra differing over the name.And for the first time, when the IOA picked an athlete – 1975 World Cup winning captain Ajitpal Singh – as chef de mission, it was welcomed by the sporting fraternity.However, with just a day to go for the opening ceremony, Ajitpal Singh has not reached London. Sources told Mail Today that Ajitpal will not be coming to London as “he is not well.”When Mail Today contacted Ajitpal, he first did not answer the phone.Deputy chef de mission Brigadier PK Muralidharan Raja, who has been in London for over 10 days now, has been holding the fort.”I am the deputy chef de mission and I am doing whatever work has to be done. I have also heard that Mr Ajitpal Singh is unwell. I can confirm that I will be leading the contingent at the opening ceremony march past,” said Raja.Beijing Olympics bronze medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar will be the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony on Friday.It is also learnt that IOA secretary general Randhir Singh was missing during the flag raising ceremony by the Indians at the Games Village on Sunday.There is intense speculation in London if Ajitpal is genuinely unwell or there is more to it than meets the eye.advertisementWhen Mail Today called Ajitpal again, he did answer but said nothing when asked if he was going to London for the Olympics.It may be recalled, in 2010, months before the Guangzhou Asian Games, the IOA had named National Rifle Association of India president Digvijay Singh as the chef de mission.However, after going to London for the Queen’s Baton relay in the summer of 2010, Digvijay took ill and passed away. The replacement for Digvijay was Abhay Chautala at the Asian Games.It now remains to be seen if the IOA names Muralidharan Raja as the chef de mission or Ajitpal makes a final dash to London. It seems unlikely though if he is really unwell.last_img read more

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Information about the top colleges of India at a glance

first_imgAAiming higher: Graduation is the first step to a successful careerAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (Est: 1956) Ansari Nagar, Delhi-29 Tel: 6864851e-mail: coe@-aiims.aiims.ac.in Website: aiims.edu Seats: 50 MBBS, 50 BSc nursing, 131 MD/MS/ MDS/MHA Cut-off: Entrance test *The Mecca of medicine has slipped to No. 2 slot this year.,AAiming higher: Graduation is the first step to a successful careerAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (Est: 1956) Ansari Nagar, Delhi-29 Tel: 6864851e-mail: coe@-aiims.aiims.ac.in Website: aiims.edu Seats: 50 MBBS, 50 BSc nursing, 131 MD/MS/ MDS/MHA Cut-off: Entrance test *The Mecca of medicine has slipped to No. 2 slot this year.A.V. College (Est: 1968) Gaganmahal, Hyderabad-29 Tel: 7637751 e-mail: avcasc@rediffmail.com Seats: 60 Arts, 390 Science Cut-off: 60 per centArmed Forces Medical College (Est: 1948) 16 AFMC Road, Pune-40 Tel: 6363301 e-mail: afmc@pn2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 130 Cut-off: Entrance test *Strictly for those committed to the armed forces. Discipline and duty go together.BB.M. College of Commerce (Est: 1943) 845, Shivajinagar, BMCC Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5654943 e-mail: BMCC pn@pn3.vsnl.net.in Seats: 480 Cut-off: 76 per cent *Students get the hang of business early with mock stock exchange transactions and GBMs.Badruka College (Est: 1950) Kachiguda Station Road, Hyderabad-27 Tel: 4732832 Seats: BCom 370 Cut-off: 76 *A springboard for accountants. Provides a meeting ground with those who matter.Banaras Hindu University Law College (Est: 1921) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-5 Tel: 307630 e-mail: deanlaw@satyam. net.in Seats: 250 Cut-off: Entrance test *Besides the degree course, it offers diploma options too.Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College (Est: 1990) 91/2, Dr A.N. Krishna Rao Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore-4 Tel: 6615246 e-mail: bhagawan@ vsnl.com Website: jaincollege.ac.in Seats: 400 Science, 430 Commerce Cut-off: 90 per cent *Additional courses like PR and IT liven up BCom.Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Colleges (Est: 1946) Munshi Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai-58 Tel: 6232191 e-mail: bhavans@ bom2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 350 Arts, 1,080 Science, 550 Commerce Cut-off: SSC pass Arts, 82 Science, 72 Commerce *Big defines Bhavan’s: 7,000 pupils, a vast campus and 14 associations, including a Ham club.Bethune Collegiate School (Est:1849), 181, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata-6, Tel: 2411731 e-mail: bethune college@vsnl.net.in Seats:25 for each subject Cut-off: 55-65 per cent *New courses in the women’s college are Statistics, Hindi and Computer Sciences.Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (Est:1964), Vidya Vihar, Pilani-31, Tel: 7642211 e-mail: admoc @bits-pilani.ac.in Website: bits-pilani.ac Seats: 410 Cut-off: 97 per cent *The 1,000-acre campus in Rajasthan is an oasis of high academic standards.CChrist College (Est: 1969) Hosur Road, Bangalore-29 Tel: 5536280 Fax: 5535863 Website: christcollege.edu Seats: 250 Arts, 130 Science, 300 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 72 Arts, 62 Science, 84 Commerce *Journalism and commerce courses are a major draw.Christian College (Est: 1889) Golaganj, Lucknow Tel: 226958 Seats: 3,000 Cut-off: Entrance test *Exchange programmes with European universities are a plus.Christian Medical College (Est: 1942) Bagayam, Vellore-4 Tel: 222121 Website: home.cmcvellore.ac.in Seats: 60 Cut-off: Entrance test (see main story)City College (Est: 1879) 102/1 Raja Ramohan Sarani, Kolkata-9 Tel: 3501565 e-mail: citycoll @cal3.vsnl.net.in Seats: 50 in each subject Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 65 Science *It will be introducing Computer Science, Microbiology and Electronics this year.College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University Campus, S.P. Road, Chennai-25 Tel: 2351126DD.G. Ruparel College (Est: 1952) Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai-16 Tel: 4303042 Website: pmsuleruparel.edu Seats: 220 Arts, 300 Science, 330 Commerce Cut-off: Students from its junior college are given preference *It offers a wide range of vocational courses.Daulat Ram College (Est: 1960) 4, Patel Marg, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667863 e-mail: info@daulatramcollege.org Website: daulatramcollege.org Seats: 418 Arts, 130 Science, 122 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 65 Arts, 80 Science, 83 Commerce *A women’s college with a good academic record.Deshbandhu College (Est: 1952) Kalkaji, Delhi-19 Tel: 6439565 Seats: 500 each in Arts, Science, Commerce Cut-off: 55 Arts, 60 Science, 75 Commerce *Has a number of courses to offer, including Sindhi.Dr B.R. Ambedkar College (Est: 1973) Bagh Lingampally, Hyderabad-44 Tel: 7664173 Seats: 211 Arts, 167 Science, 580 Commerce Cut-off: SSC pass *Specially caters to SC, ST and backward sections.EElphinstone College (Est: 1856) 156, M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai-32 Tel: 2843797 Seats: 120 Arts, 360 Science, 240 Commerce Cut-off: 70 per cent *Has a modest fee structure and a rich heritage.Dr Ambdekar College of Law (Est: 1977) Tilak Road Extension, Wadala, Mumbai-31 Tel: 4182958 Seats: 320 Cut-off: 45 per cent *A three-year evening course leads to an LLB.Ethiraj College for Women (Est: 1948) 27, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai-600008 Tel: 8279189 Seats: 135 Arts, 60 Science, 210 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, Science and Commerce 92 *Its trend-setting girls have starred at beauty pageants.FFaculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Est: 1920) Aligarh Tel: 700994 e-mail: rabrar@vsnl.com Website: amu.up.nic.in Seats: 100 Cut-off: Entrance test *An institute of modest beginnings growing in stature.Ferguson College (Est: 1885) Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-4 Tel: 5654212 Seats: 360 Arts, 600 Science Cut-off per cent: 72 Arts, 80 Science *Foreign language courses are among its major pluses.advertisement GGargi College (Est: 1967) Siri Fort Road, Delhi-49 Tel: 6494544 e-mail: hema@ nda.vsnl.net.in Website: gargicollege.freeservers.com Seats: 287 Arts, 185 Science, 155 Commerce Cutoff per cent: 65 Arts, 75 Science and Commerce. *Innovative courses are the hallmark of this women’s college.Goenka College of Commerce (Est: 1904) 210, B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkota-12 Tel: 2412216 Seats: 60 per subject Cut-off: 60 per cent *Special tutorials help prepare for competitive exams.Government Law College (Est: 1855) A-Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2041707 Website: glc.edu Seats: 320 LLB, 160 BA LLB Cut-off: 45 per cent *A stone’s throw from the city courts, it has a placement service too.HSpoilt for choice: With more than 10,000 colleges to pick from, choosing the right one is difficultH.R. College of Commerce and Economics (Est: 1960) 123, Dinshaw Wacha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2876115 e-mail: hrcollege@hotmail.com Website: hrcollege.edu Seats: 350 Cut-off: 75 per cent *A trendy college, it has joined forces with the corporate world.Hansraj College (Est: 1948) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667747 e-mail: hansrajcollege@cranes.org Website: hansrajcollege.com Seats: 250 Arts, 360 Science, 135 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Science, 88 Commerce *Assured placements have made its commerce courses popular.Hindu College (Est: 1899) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667184 e-mail: hinducol@del3.vsnl.net.in Seats: 210 Arts, 210 Science, 40 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 80 Science, 90 Commerce *Known for its liberal learning, environment, it boasts a students’ parliament.advertisement IIIT Chennai (Est: 1958) Sardar Patel Road, Chennai-36 Tel: 2578000 Seats: 1,660 Cut-off: Entrance examIIT Delhi (Est: 1961) Hauz Khas, Delhi-16 Tel: 6861977 e-mail: jeechair @admin.iitd.ernet.in Website: iitd.ernet.in/jee Seats: 546 Cut-off: JEE. *Acclaimed for its curriculum and faculty, its techies enjoy a vibrant hostel life.IIT Kanpur (Est: 1960) Kalyanpur, Kanpur email: director@iitk.ac.in Seats: 450 Cut-off: JEE *The institute that housed India’s first super computer continues to lead the rest.IIT Kharagpur (Est: 1950) Kharagpur-2 Tel: 77390 e-mail: jee@hijli. iitkgp.ernet.in Seats: 22-55 in each subject Cut-off: JEE (see main story)IIT Mumbai (Est 1958) Powai, Mumbai-76 Tel: 5722545 e-mail: jee@cc.iitb.ac.in Website: iitb.ac.in Seats: 519 Cut-off: JEE *Flush with funds from ex-students, it opens a school of bio-engineering and sciences this year.IIT Roorkee (Est 1847) Roorkee-67 Tel: 85795 e-mail: pip@iitr.ernet.in Website: iitr.ernet.in Seats: 390 Cut-off: JEE *The first engineering college in Asia, recently got IIT status.ILS Law College (Est: 1924) Law College Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5656775 e-mail: ilslaw@ giaspn01.vsnl.net.in Website: ilslaw.edu Seats: 140 BA LLB, 140 LLB. Cut-off: 71 per centIndian Institute of Management and Commerce (Est: 1973) 6-1-91, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-4 Tel: 3237902 e-mail: iimc_hyd@123india.com Seats: 80 BCom, 40 B.Com (Computers) Cut-off: 60 per cent *It offers scholarships sponsored by the alumni.Indraprastha College (Est: 1924) Shamnath Marg, Delhi-54 Tel: 3954085, Website: IPCollege.com Seats: 520 Arts, 80 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 80 Arts, 88 Commerce *The oldest women’s college in Delhi is known for its facilities.Institute of Technology (Est: 1919) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-5 Tel: 368427 e-mail: iddirect@benaras.earnet Seats: 1,800 Cut-off: Entrance test *Its USP lies in its placements.Isabella Thoburn College (Est: 1886) Nirala Nagar, Lucknow Tel: 321107 Seats: 2,500 Cut-off: Entrance test *The first girls’ college in Uttar Pradesh, known for discipline.JJadavpur University, (1955) 2 & 3 Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road, Kolkata-32, Tel: 414-6495 e-mail: rkbju@hotmail. comWebsite: jadavpur.edu Seats: 264 Arts, 215 Science Cut Off: 60 Arts, 65 Science *Its USP is a range of subjects and top-class facilities.Jai Hind College (Est: 1948) 23, Backbay Reclamation, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2020255 Website: jaihindcollege.com Seats: 240 Arts, 510 Science, 500 Commerce Cutoff per cent: 65 Arts, 84 Science, 75 Commerce *Links with foreign institutions help students study abroad.Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Est: 1956) Dhanvantari Nagar, Tindivanam Road, Pondicherry Tel: 372901, Website: jipmer.edu Seats: 75 Cut-off: Entrance test *A 912-bed hospital facilitates patient-student interaction.Jesus and Mary College (Est: 1968) Chanakyapuri, Delhi-21 Tel: 6110041 e-mail: jmc@ndb.vsnl.net.in Seats: 430 Arts, 130 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 87 BCom, 82 Economics *Academics and cultural activities are the pluses.Jyoti Nivas College (Est: 1966) Hosur Road, Bangalore-95 Tel: 5530137 e-mail: jnc@bgl.vsnl. net.in Seats: 100 Arts, 180 Science, 160 Commerce Cut-off: 60 per cent. *Sports and cultural activities are also given weightage.KK.J. Somaiya College (Est: 1960) Vidya Nagar, Vidya Vihar East, Mumbai-77 Tel: 5115915 e-mail: kjsac@vsnl.net.in Website: education.vsnl.com/kjsac Seats: 320 Arts, 920 Commerce *Priority given to its own junior college students.K.P.B. Hinduja College of Commerce (Est: 1974) 315, New Charni Road, Mumbai-54 Tel: 3889408 Seats: 720 Cut-off: 62 per cent *Half the seats are reserved for linguistic minorities.Kamala Nehru College (Est: 1964), August Kranti Marg, Delhi-49 Tel: 6494881 Seats: 420 Arts, 115 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 70 Journalism, 73 Psychology *A cosy atmosphere and a variety of courses.Karnataka Regional Engineering College: (Est: 1960), Srinivasnagar, Surathkal-574157 Tel: 475984 e-mail: postmaster@ krec.ernet.in Website: krec.ernet.in Seats: 397 Cut-off: Entrance test *Computers and chemical engineering are its forte.Kasturba Medical College (Est: 1953) Madhavnagar, Manipal Tel: 71201 email: mahe@kmc.ernet.in Website: manipalgroup.com *The 200-acre campus has a good library. Annual tuition fees are about Rs 79,000.Admission rush: With thousands lining up to get in, the competition gets toughKing Edward VII Memorial College (Est: 1925) Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai-12 Tel: 4136051 e-mail: college admin@gsmc.edu Website: kem.edu Seats: 180 Cut-off: Entrance test *The college is attached to a 1,800-bed hospital. Attracts the best students in Mumbai.Kishinchand Chellaram College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Est: 1953) 124, Dinshaw Wacha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2855726 email: kccollege@vsnl. net.in Website: kccollege.edu Seats: 240 Arts, 300 Science, 240 Commerce Cut off per cent: 55 Arts, 80 Science, 75 Commerce *Part of the Hyderabad-Sind Collegiate Board, it has churned out rank holders.Kirori Mal College (Est: 1954) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667861 e-mail: principal@kmcollege. com Website: kmcollege.com Seats: 285 Arts, 387 Science, 110 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 80 Science, 85 Commerce *Individual e-mail IDs and an IT centre have given the college its “e-institution” label.LLady Brabourne College (Est: 1939) P1/2, Surrawardy Avenue Kolkata-17 Tel: 2448120 e-mail: lbc@cal3.vsnl. net.in Website: ladybrabourne.8m.com Seats: 245 Arts, 215 Science Cut-off per cent: 65-70 *The new microbiology course will be the first in a women’s college in Kolkata.Lady Shri Ram College (Est: 1956) Lajpat Nagar, Delhi-24 Tel: 6434459 Website: lsrcollege.org Seats: 357 Arts, 50 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 82, entrance test for English, Journalism *Consistent academic record and active students’ groups are its hallmark.Loreto College (Est: 1912) 7, Middleton Row, Kolkata-71 Tel: 2296030 e-mail: loretcol@cal2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 30 in each subject Cut-off per cent: 53-70 *There’s room for all-round growth in a disciplined milieu.Loyola College (Est: 1925) Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-34 Tel: 8276749 e-mail: welcome@ loyolacollege.edu Website: loyolacollege.edu Seats: 385 Arts, 525 Science, 172 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 75 Science, 90 Commerce (see main story)MMES College (Est: 1956) Malleswaram, Bangalore-3 Tel: 3347045 Seats: 200 Arts, 500 Science Cut-off: 60 per cent *Arts courses are for women, but science ones are co-ed.M.S. Ramaiah Degree College (Est: 1962) Gokul Extension, New BEL Road, Bangalore-54 Tel: 3441822 Seats: 200 Commerce Cut-off: 65 per cent *A good faculty accounts for its high scores.Madras Christian College (Est: 1837) Tambaram East, Chennai-59 Tel: 2375675 Website: mcc@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in Seats: 242 Arts, 205 Science, 60 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 80 Science, 85 Commerce *Has a big campus with an Australian turf cricket pitchMadras Medical College (Est: 1750) Chennai-1 Tel: 5341650 Seats: 175 Cut-off: Decided by a government panel *A pioneer institution in open heart and neurosurgery.Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Est 1968) 246 (A), J.B. Behram Marg, Mumbai-8 Tel: 3081664 Seats: 280 Arts, 380 Science, 200 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 35 Arts, 55 Science, 55 Commerce *It has a well-equipped lab and good sports facilities.Maharishi Dayanand College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Est: 1962) 25, Dr S.S. Rao Road, Parel, Mumbai-12 Tel: 4130012 Seats: 275 Arts, 330 Science, 365 Commerce Cut-off: 55 per cent *Besides academics, students can join groups like the Film Appreciation Club.Maulana Azad College (Est: 1926) 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata-13 Tel: 2443737 Seats: 25 in each subject Cut-off: 55 per cent *Few colleges teach as many languages as this one.Maulana Azad Medical College (Est: 1958), B.S. Zafar Marg, Delhi-2 Tel: 3239271 e-mail: deanmamc@vsnl.net Website: meramamc.com Seats: 180 Cut-off: Entrance test *Its access to hospitals like G.B. Pant makes it popular.Meenakshi College for Women (Est: 1975) Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai-24 Tel: 4835466 e-mail: mcwksl@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in Seats: 200 Arts, 305 Science, 60 Commerce *Discipline has ensured that students are well-groomed.Miranda House (Est: 1948), Patel Chest Marg, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667367 email: mhouse@ndf.vsnl. net.in Website: mirandahouse.ac.in Seats: 339 Arts, 195 Science Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 80 Science *Discipline and regular classes are its strengths.Mithibhai College of Arts (Est: 1961) J.V.P.D. Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai-56 Tel: 6184354 e-mail: svkmmithibai@vsnl.net Seats: 360 Cut-off: Preference to its junior college students. *Classic blackboards, AC classrooms, but students complain about administration.Mount Carmel College (Est: 1947) 58, Palace Road, Bangalore-52 Tel: 2261759 e-mail: mounts @bgl.vsnl.net.in Seats: 222 Arts, 336 Science, 358 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 85 Science, 85 Commerce *The college is seeking a deemed university status.NN. Wadia College (Est: 1932) 19, V.K. Joag Path, Pune-1 Tel: 6122944 e-mail: nwadia@pn3.vsnl. net.in Seats: 360 Arts, 720 Science Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 80 Science *Offers novel courses like defence studies.In form: Filling in a plethora of forms is part of the drillNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Est 1964) Vile Parle (W), Mumbai-56 Tel: 6112460 e-mail : nmcollege@vsnl.net.in Seats: 1,125 Cut-off: 80 per cent *Good results apart, the college has an AC building.National College, Basavanagudi (Est: 1945), V.V. Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-1 Tel: 6674441 Seats: 600 Arts, 200 Science Cut-off: 60 per cent *An adjunct of Annie Besant’s National School, its science courses are popular.National Law School of India University (Est 1987) P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-72 Tel: 3213160 e-mail: registrar@nls.ac.in Website: nls.ac.in Seats: 80 Cut-off: Entrance test (see main story)Nizam College (Est: 1887), Bashir Bagh, Hyderabad-7 Tel: 3234231 e-mail: principal.nizam@yahoo.com Seats: 210 Arts, 180 Science, 90 Commerce Cut-off: 70 percent *An autonomous college, it offers offbeat courses.OOsmania Medical College (Est: 1846) Kothi, Hyderabad-1 Tel: 4651936 Seats: 200 Cut-off: Entrance exam. *Started off teaching medicine in Urdu, now is attached to many government hospitals.advertisementPHard work: Academic results are the key to admissions HARD WORK: AcaPachaiyappa’s College (Est: 1842) 201-203, Periyar EVR High Road, Chennai-30 Tel: 6412844 Seats: 800 Arts, 800 Science, 400 Commerce *Founded by a philanthropist, it has stood the test of time.Presidency College (Est: 1840) Kamarajar Salai, Triplicane, Chennai Tel: 8544894Website: presidency@ freeservers.com Seats: 460 Arts, 416 Science, 30 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 70 Science and Commerce (see main story)Presidency College (Est: 1817) 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-73 Tel: 2412738 e-mail: principc@cal.vsnl.net.in Seats: 149 Arts, 282 Science Cut-off: 55-65 per cent *The college is getting into a more career-oriented mould.QQueen Mary’s College: (Est: 1914) Kamraj Salai, Mylapore, Chennai -4 Tel: 8445910 Seats: 2,747 *A good location (Marina Beach) and a learned faculty make it an ideal place.RR.A. Poddar College of Commerce and Economics (Est: 1941) Lakhamshi Napoo Road, Matunga, Mumbai-19 Tel: 4143178 Email: podcol@vsnl.net.in Seats: 800 Cut-off: 78 per cent *An assembly line for Mumbai’s commerce toppers.Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Est: 1946) 98-99, Sir P.S. Shivaswamy Salai, Mylapore, Chennai-4 Tel: 4993057 Website: geocities.com/cvidyapith Seats: 200 Arts, 300 Science, 150 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 55 Arts, 60 Science, 90 Commerce *Not just academics, education here covers character building also.Ramnarain Ruia College (Est: 1937) L.N. Road, Matunga, Mumbai-19 Tel: 4143098 e-mail: rtsane @vsnl.net Website: ruiacollege.edu Seats: 400 Arts, 450 Science Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 85 Science *Innovative vocational courses and an IT centre are among the pluses.SSIES College Of Commerce & Economics (Est: 1989) 71/72, T.V. Chidambaran Marg, Sion Matunga Estate, Mumbai-22 Tel: 4074944 Seats: 400 BCom, 60 BSc IT, 60 BMS Cut-off per cent: 70, entrance test for BMS. *Has 56 per cent quota for linguistic minorities.SNDT Arts and Commerce College for Women (Est: 1916) Karve Road, Pune-52 Tel: 5431153 Seats: 250 Arts 250 Commerce Cut-off: 55 per cent *A computer application course is among its pluses.S.P. College (Est: 1916) Tilak Road, Pune-30 Tel: 4332479 Seats: 350 Arts, 350 Science, 480 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 65 Arts, 83 Science, 73 Commerce *Has a gym and swimming pool and a modern lab.Sarojini Naidu Degree College for Women (Est: 1994) Post Office Lane, Chikkad Palli, Hyderabad-20 Tel: 766 2961 e-mail: omsivaya@netlinks.com Seats: 60 Arts, 100 Commerce, 60 Science Cut-off: 39 per cent *Last year four BSc university toppers were from this college.School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 Tel: 555465 e-mail: sls@cusat.in Website: slscusat.ac.in Seats: 62 Cut-off: Entrance exam *Offers innovative masters courses like Intellectual Property Law.Seshadripuram Degree College (Est: 1973) 27, Nagappa Street, Seshadripuram Bangalore-20 Tel: 3343666 Seats: 400 Commerce Cutoff: 82 per cent e-mail: manilataya@hotmail.com *A pass percentage of 94 makes it a popular choice.Shri Ram College of Commerce (Est: 1926), Maurice Nagar, Delhi University, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667905 e-mail: srcc@delnet.ren.nic.in Website: srcc.edu Seats: 325 BCom, 80 Economics Cut-off per cent: 90.5 BCom, 89.25 Economics (see main story).Sir J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College (Est: 1845) Byculla, Mumbai-8 Tel: 3731144 e-mail: gmcjjh@bom7.vsnl.net.in Seats: 200 Cut-off: Statewide entrance test *A charitable hospital in the GMC group ensures hands-on experience for the students.Sophia College for Women (Est: 1941) Convent of the Sacred Heart, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai-26 Tel: 3633304 e-mail: sophia@vsnl.com Seats: 1,126 Arts, 274 Science Cut-off per cent: 40 Arts, 72 Science. *Focuses on empowering women and has a need-based admission policy.Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College (Est: 1951) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667469 e-mail: khalsasgtb@vsnl.com Seats: 240 Arts, 400 Science, 210 Commerce 210 Cut-off per cent: 65 Arts, 75 Science, 81 Commerce. *Stresses on attendance both for teachers and students.Sri Venkateswara College (Est: 1961), Benito Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi-21 Tel: 4672196 e-mail: principal@venkateswaracollege. edu Website: venkateswaracollege.edu Seats: 260 Arts, 295 Science, 120 Commerce Cutoff per cent: 75 Arts, 82 Science, 85 Commerce *A strong economics department ensures good results.St Ann’s College for Women (Est: 1983) Santhosh Nagar, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-28 Tel: 3513020 e-mail: stanns.net.in Seats: 200 Arts, 170 Science, 240 Commerce Cut-off: 65 per cent *Stresses on overall development of students.St Francis’ College for Women (Est: 1959) Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel: 3403200 e-mail: fran cis_hyd@hotmail.com Seats: 100 Arts, 300 Science, 280 Commerce Cut-off: 70 per cent *The first autonomous college of Osmania University, it aims at “holistic” education.St Joseph’s College of Arts & Sciences (Est: 1882) Residency Road, Bangalore-1 Tel: 2211429 Seats: Arts 250, Science 476 Cut-off: 50 per cent *It offers several innovative degree courses.St Joseph’s College of Commerce (Est: 1972) 163, Brigade Road, Bangalore-25 Tel: 5570955 e-mail: sjcc@blr.vsnl.net.in Website: saintjosephs.edun indiainternet. com/sjcc Seats: 200 Cut-off: 75 per cent *It has tie-ups with NIIT, Santa Clara University, California.Brand equity: Ambience is an important factor in choosing collegesSt Paul’s Degree College (Est: 1994), Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad-29 Tel: 3220269 Email: stpauls@ rediffmail.com Seats: 40 BCA, 30 BSc, 100 BCom Cut-off: 50 per cent *Academic rigour and regular tests make for good results.St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College (Est: 1864) 33/1, Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani, Kolkata-9 Tel: 3503682 e-mail: stpcmcoll@ cal2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 30-35 in each subject Cut-off: 35-75 per cent *The college will scrap higher secondary courses and focus on undergraduates.St Stephen’s College (Est: 1881) University Enclave, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667271 e-mail: stephens@vsnl.com Website: ststephens.edu Seats: 200 Science, 250 Arts Cut-off per cent: 88 Economics, 89 Physics, 81 English *It’s not just the question of a glorious tradition, the academic rigour continues.St Xavier’s College, (Est: 1860) 30, Park Street, Kolkata-16 Tel: 2475995 e-mail: xaviers@cal3.vsnl. net.in Website: sxccal.edu Seats: 150 Arts, 255 Science Cut-off: 65-75 per cent *Sports meets, rock fests or exams-there’s always something happening here.St Xavier’s College (Est: 1869) 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-1 Tel: 2620662 Website: xaviers.edu Seats: 360 Arts, 360 Science, 240 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 70 Arts, 55 Science 35 Commerce *In addition to churning out toppers, it hosts Malhar, a vibrant college fest.Stella Maris (Est: 1947) 17, Cathedral Road, Chennai-86 Tel: 8111987 e-mail: smc@md3.vsnl.net. in Seats: 300 Arts, 300 Science; 240 Commerce. *The students’ union works in close coordination with the faculty.Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics (Est: 1913) B. Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2871452 Website: sydenham.edu Seats: 600 Cutoff: 78 per cent *It scores for its faculty and an array of vocational options.Symbiosis College (Est: 1983) Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5653903 e-mail: smba_c @pn2.vsnl.net.in Website: indiaco.com/edu/symbiosis Seats: 120 Arts, 720 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 55 Arts, 75 Commerce *Computer courses and a placement cell find many takers.Symbiosis Society’s Law College (Est: 1977) Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5655114 e-mail: symlaw@pn2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 320 Cut-off: Entrance test for BALLB, 70 for LLB. *A human rights cell and visiting lectures from luminaries have given it a reputation.UUniversity College of Commerce and Business Management (Est: 1975) Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad-7 Tel: 7098291 Seats: 280 MBA, 40 MCom *The first college to introduce MBA at Osmania University.University Law College (Est: 1948), Palace Road, Bangalore-1 Tel: 2262137 Seats: 100 Cut-off per cent: 80 general, 65 SC/STs *It plans to launch a semester system and tie-up with major law institutions this year.VVivekananda College (Est: 1993) Seethaphalmandi, Secunderabad-61 Tel: 7501421 e-mail: lakkakula_2000@yahoo.com Seats: 156 Science, 110 Commerce Cut-off: 67 per cent *A result-oriented college .Vivekanand Education Society’s College (Est: 1979) Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai-71 Tel: 5227470 e-mail: vesasc@vsnl.com Seats: 100 Arts, 200 Science, 60 MBA, 60 Mass Media, 60 IT Cut-off: 45-65 per cent *Students can avail of courses in sister vocational institutes.WWomen’s Christian College (Est: 1915) College Road, Chennai-6 Tel: 8275926Website: womenschristiancollege.com Seats: 120 Arts, 224 Science, 100 Commerce *Is known to offer the best arts courses in Chennai.Wilson College (Est: 1836) Pandita Ramabai Marg, Mumbai-7 Tel: 3637663Website: wilsoncollege.edu Seats: 350 Arts, 550 Science Cut-off per cent: 55 Arts, 70 Science *It is introducing remedial courses for students weak in English, Physics and Maths.-Compiled by Sharmila Dhal with bureau reportslast_img read more

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London Olympics: India’s Sushil Kumar routs Kazakhstan’s Akzhurek Tanatarov in semi-finals, moves to finals

first_imgLIVE UPDATES OF FINALReward for Sushil: Delhi chief minister Shiela Dixit has announce a reward of Rs 1 crore for the Olympic silver medallist. Ajay Maken congratulates Sushil: “He has done very well. Winning medals in two Olympics is a great feat.” Post match: Sushil Kumar didn’t seem happy with himself after losing the bout. Sources in the Indian camp now telling Headlines Today that he had food poisoning before the final. Sushil apparently vomited three times and had loose motions going into the final.  Second Period: The Japanese wrestler has delivered a hammer blow to Sushil. He’s scored three points early in the second period and Sushil’s hopes are fading away. The Indian hit back by scoring a point, but the lead is too huge to make up. He has to settle for a silver.First Period: It’s not a good start for Sushil in the final. He’s down by one point after the first two minutes. But he has come back in many of the fights in the lead-up to this final, so hopefully, he can do it here too.OLYMPIC CHAMPS WISH SUSHIL BEST OF LUCKIndia’s Olympic medal winners Saina Nehwal, Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, Vijay Kumar and India’s Sports Minister Ajay Maken share their views on the country’s performance at the London Games.Highlights:Thankful to govt and people for supporting during entire tournament: Nehwal.More kids should get into sports for winning not just for fun: Nehwal.We become national icons during games but are forgotten later: Saina Nehwal.Happy and elated to bring glory to nation, says Narang.The government should back sportspersons at the grassroot level: Gagan Narang.Extremely delighted at performance of our medallists: Maken.Sports Minister Ajay Maken says India can win 25 medals in 2020 Olympics.India’s Sushil Kumar won the semi-finals in the men’s 66kg freestyle wrestling defeating Kazakhstan’s Akzhurek Tanatarov 3-1 at the London Olympics on Sunday.advertisement Sushil Kumar to take on Japan’s Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the final. Sushil wins the bout against Kazakhstan’s Akzhurek Tanatarov.Sushil wins round 3 6-3 after a slow start.Sushil picks up 2 more points, leads round 3 5-3.Sushil picks up 3 points. Round 2 tied at 3-3.Sushil loses 3 points in round 3.Sushil loses round 2. Bout tied at 1-1.Sushil down 3-0 in round 2.Tanatarov picks up a point in round 2.Sushil wins Round 1 of his semi-final bout against Tanatarov Sushil picks up 2 more points.Sushil picks up another point. Fourteen more second of round 1 to go.Sushil picks up the first point in round 1 of semi-final bout.Sushil takes on Tanatarov.Sushil Kumar takes on Kazakhstan’s Akzhurek Tanatarov in the semi-final bout.Sushil Kumar wins his quarterfinal bout against Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov 3-1, moves on to semifinals.Sushil picks up the first point in round 3.Sushil loses round 2, bout tied at 1-1.Sushil picks up first point in round 2.Sushil wins round 1 of the quarterfinal bout.Sushil picks up another point.Sushil Kumar gathers first point against Navruzov in round 1 of quarterfinal match.Sushil, bronze medallist at the Beijing Games four years ago, faces Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov in the next round.Sushil did not give Ramazan any chance and won the round 2-1 to win the bout 3-1 in his favour.Sushil Kumar came back from first round loss to tie the second round at 0-0, which came in his favour after a toss. The bout was tied 1-1.Sushil Kumar lost Round 1 to Sahin.Sushil trailed by a point against Sahin in the first round of his bout.Sushil Kumar had an uphill task when he had to go up against the reigning Olympic gold medallist Ramazan Sahin of Turkey against Turkey’s Ramazan Sahin in the 66kg category of men’s freestyle wrestling.last_img read more

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New rule could see re-election of BCCI bigwigs

first_imgA quiet but sure move is afoot within the BCCI to enable its president – and, maybe, other office bearers as well – to be re-elected after completion of his three-year term.The existing rules clearly prohibit office-bearers from being re-elected for the same post, except for the five vicepresidents, who can be reelected for a second term.Only select officials have been told in confidence about this move, which may become a reality well before incumbent president N Srinivasan’s tenure ends in September 2014.Who knows, this rule may be amended as early as September 15, when a special general body meeting is being convened for some other amendments relating to the election of the president. A three-fourth majority of the members present and entitled to vote is required to effect any amendment.Members of the working committee admitted that they were anticipating Srinivasan to raise the issue of re-election of the president during the meeting held in Chennai on Wednesday.”It was a hot issue during informal discussions before the meeting, though it was not on the agenda. In fact, a very senior member of the Board was anticipating it to come up at the meeting and told me that this proposal would be raised under ‘any other business’ towards the end of the meeting,” an official who attended the meeting told Mail Today. “It didn’t come up, though.”Another senior official said that the presence of the last BCCI president, Shashank Manohar, and his meeting with Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, fuelled speculation. He said that they met Srinivasan separately before the meeting.advertisement”Since Manohar, a well-known lawyer, is also well versed with the BCCI constitution, no alteration of rules and regulations can effectively be done without his important inputs,” the official pointed out.”A special general body meeting is being convened on September 15 in Chennai to amend rules for the election of the president, enabling the concerned zone to nominate someone from outside its zone, provided two of the member associations of that region agree to it.”Some other rules could also be amended at this meeting and, you never know, the one concerning the re-election of the president could also be altered. It’s also possible that not just the president, but the amendment may allow other office-bearers as well to be reelected for a second term.”Rule 15 (vi) of the BCCI constitution prohibits its officebearers, barring the five vice-presidents, from re-election.It clearly states: “No office bearer shall be eligible for a reelection for an additional term for the same office, after they complete their term/extended term. However, the vice-presidents may be re-elected for one more term of three years.”Going by the numbers he has, getting the approval of the house would be a cakewalk for Srinivasan, who will complete the first year of his three-year term next month. Unlike in the past, currently there is virtually no opposition in the BCCI, after Dalmiya buried his differences with the Manohar/Srinivasan group sometime ago.Even when former BCCI president Dalmiya, who reportedly supported the move to amend the constitution at Wednesday’s meeting, was part of the weak opposition in July 2007, as many as 67 amendments were effected at a special general body meeting chaired by Board president Sharad Pawar.For the other constitution change – of proposing someone from outside the zone for the president’s post – interestingly, the official reason being cited for the need of this amendment is that there are “not many qualified people” in east zone, whose turn it will be next year to nominate a candidate for the president-elect’s post.Be that as it may, Dalmiya should have no problem in nominating Delhi cricket chief Arun Jaitley, as he is widely believed to be the candidate for the president-elect’s position.According to the proposed amendment, as explained by Srinivasan on Wednesday, a zone would need only a proposer and a seconder to nominate a person from outside. And, by virtue of being the president of two associations – Bengal and the Kolkata-based National Cricket Club, Dalmiya can do it singlehandedly.last_img read more

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Hotshots hold off Beermen for 2-1 series lead

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Barroca finished with a game-high 22 points, including four free throws in the last 15 seconds, while Sangalang notched a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds.“It’s all about the mental toughness and maturity of this team. it’s a big win for us. Hopefully, we can sustain that on Wednesday,” Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRafi Reavis also posted a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Magnolia, which shoots for a commanding 3-1 advantage Wednesday night.“We still have a lot more to show. The important thing for us is to stick to our identity. We have to continue and play within our strengths which is our defense,” Victolero said. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img That’s exactly what the Hotshots did as they smothered the Beermen from the opening tip.And just like in Magnolia’s 99-94 win in the finals opener, San Miguel Beer struggled to make shots.The Beermen shot just 33 percent from the field. Even the usually efficient June Mar Fajardo had a hard time offensively, missing seven of his 11 attempts from the field. He had 17 points and 14 rebounds but also committed six turnovers with Reavis and Sangalang hounding him all game.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 200 young Filipinos join Schuman Cup football fest DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia clamped down on the defensive end to shut down San MIguel Beer, 86-82, and take a 2-1 series lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Sunday night at Araneta Coliseum.Mark Barroca and Ian Sangalang came through for the Hotshots in the crucial moments to fend off the Beermen’s fourth quarter fightback.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Juan Francisco Estrada eyes world title unfication vs Jerwin Ancajas

first_imgREAD: Mexico’s Estrada dethrones Thai champion SrisaketEstrada (39-3) won the WBC title from former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai via unanimous decision on April 26 and now wants to get another one of major titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 29-year-old champion, however, didn’t rule out a trilogy with Sor Rungvisai or a rematch against Roman Gonzalez.“I would like to unify with any champion, I want Jerwin Ancajas, the Filipino IBF champion, that is the fight I want,” said Estrada. “But if there is another champion then why not?” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES FILE — Juan Francisco Estrada has his hand raised in victory after defeating Victor Mendez in seven rounds at StubHub Center on December 8, 2018 in Carson, California. Estrada won when the fight was stoped after seven rounds. John McCoy/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Mexican champion Juan Francisco Estrada is looking forward to bigger fights in his career just a month after winning the WBC World super flyweight title.In a story on BoxingScene.com, Estrada said he is eyeing unification bout with IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Alyssa Valdez thrilled as two former schools face off in UAAP finals Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Jerwin Ancajas (C) of the Philippines celebrates with his team after defeathing Ryuichi Funai of Japan in their 12-round Super Flyweight IBF World Title fight in Stockton, California on May 4, 2019. – Ancajas defended his title for the seventh time with a TKO over Funai who absorbed punishment until round 7 when the rignside physician ordered the ref to stop the fight. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)READ: Jerwin Ancajas puts on show in TKO win over Japanese challengerEstrada lost his first match with Sor Rungvisai in February 2018 for the WBC title but got retribution this April.“The fight with Roman Gonzalez, if he asks for it… and Sor Rungvisi, the third fight, why not?” said Estrada. “I will do what the team says, we will plan for what follows before going up to bantamweight.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Alaska posts 2nd straight win, spoils Magnolia’s debut

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ LATEST STORIES Magnolia played its first game since losing to San Miguel Beer in a grueling seven-game finals series in the Philippine Cup more than two weeks ago.Alaska pulled away in the second quarter, building a 12-point lead, 50-38, at the half before putting the game to bed in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsVic Manuel, who was sidelined for almost seven months, returned and capped off the Aces’ 20-8 run in third with a layup to put Alaska ahead, 80-58, with 3:09 remaining in the quarter. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alaska clobbered a debuting Magnolia side, 103-80, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Aces bumped their record to 3-2 to move behind NorthPort and TNT, which hold identical 3-1 cards, for the No. 4 spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Raptors think outside the box to stop Warriors in NBA Finals Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View commentslast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hopes He and Lionel Messi Have Dinner Together Some Day

first_img Champions League drawcristiano ronaldolionel messiUCL First Published: August 30, 2019, 8:41 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Cristiano Ronaldo was all praise of the rivalry he and Lionel Messi have shared at the top of the footballing world and said he shared a ‘good relationship’ with the Argentinian.Ronaldo and Messi were in the running for the UEFA Best Men’s Player of the Year award but Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk took the award after a scintillating last season, where he led his club to the UEFA Champions League title. Ronaldo and Messi sat next to each other at the event and there were quite a few moments where the two were seen sharing pleasantries. During the award function, the presenter asked Ronaldo about his rivalry with Messi and the Portugal forward said it wasn’t easy to do what the two have done for so long.”We shared the stage for 15 years, me and him,” Ronaldo said at the Champions League draw. “I don’t know that it’s ever happened in football, the same two guys, the same stage, all the time. It’s not easy.”We have a good relationship. We’ve not had dinner together yet, but I hope [we will] in the future,” he added.Ronaldo: “We’ve not had dinner together yet, but I hope in the future!” @Cristiano & Messi at the #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/KOFY8680tU— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019Ronaldo, who played for Real Madrid in Spain for nine years before joining Juventus in the summer last season, was involved in a constant battle with FC Barcelona’s Messi and said that the two continuously pushed each other.”Of course I miss playing in Spain – we’ve had that battle the last 15 years, which is good. It pushed me and I pushed him as well.”It’s good to be part of the history of football. I’m there and of course he’s there as well.”Ronaldo was asked about the rumours of his retirement plans but he quashed them saying, his haters are still going to see him.”He’s (Messi) two years younger than me, but I think I look good for my age,” Ronaldo said. “I hope to be here next year and then in two years and three years. So the people that don’t like me, they’re going to see me here.”Messi matched Ronaldo’s praise of their rivalry and called their long-running battle a “beautiful” one.”With Cristiano, it was a beautiful rivalry,” he said.”It’s nice to score goals. The goal is always to try to do things to win, before scoring. But if you can win and score, then [it’s] better.” last_img read more

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GST Relief for FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2020

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Panaji: The 37th Goods and Services Council on Friday proposed that the upcoming FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup be exempted from service tax, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.”To exempt services related to FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2020, similar to existing exemption given to FIFA under-17 World Cup 2017,” she said, quoting the recommendation made by the Council, following a meeting held near here. The Women’s under-17 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Odisha in November next year.The Council also recommended allowing “registered authors” an option to pay Goods and Services Tax on royalty charged from publishers under forward charge and observe regular GST compliance. 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World CupFIFAGSTNirmala Sitharaman First Published: September 20, 2019, 11:48 PM ISTlast_img read more

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