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She was removed from the panel of its official spokespersons last year. The men’s national team was stripped by FIFA of a victory in World Cup qualifying in 2013 when none of its starting lineup was born in Equatorial Guinea.The 90%?the writer has called a spade a spade Of courseJustice Katju uses the word fool with a different intent he is referring to the unscientificirrational and illogical mindset of many Indians The media also encourages this attitude as articles and programmes promoting scientific and rational thought and beliefs and social cohesion are few and far between We take pride in our great past but in that too the percentage of Katjus fools was far higher In the near future toothere is unlikely to be a reduction in fool percentage RK Kaushal Shimla Swoop down * About a month has passed and the Maoist hostage crisis still continues in Orissa In no event should prisoners be released in exchange for hostages since it sets a bad precedent and points to a weak state S Kamat Bardez Poetic injustice * Apropos Anti-democratic (IEApril 10)the content of Gunter Grasss poem indicting Israel is not corroborated by the facts on the ground Israellike Indiais a responsible nuclear power under a civiliandemocratic government Both have refrained from using nuclear weapons even in the face of grave provocations from their neighbours Your sympathy for Grasss poem is misplaced The poemwhile purporting to be in support of Iranian people who live in the shadow of Israeli nuclear weaponsconveniently glosses over the ruthless crushing of the Iranian uprising at the hands of their rulers Grass downplays and trivialises anti-Semitism and even attempts to reduce it to just a slogan of Israels extreme right fringe as an expedient to silence critics Ajay Tyagi Mumbai Upright soldier * A parliamentary committee has summoned the three service chiefs to get a true picture of the state of Indias defence preparedness This is a sequel to the army chief General VK Singhs letter to the prime minister Corruption in the top echelons of the defence establishment is an old story General Singh might perhaps go down in military history as one of the few honest military officers who revolted against the system and paid for it S Venkataraman Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News required some bold political action on countering anti-Indian insurgents and politics within Bangladesh’s political periphery — something Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has addressed effectively, The 1974 land boundary treaty has finally come into effect after four decades,610). has sought to table a private member’s Bill in the Punjab Assembly’s budget session commencing Wednesday against the practice of “black magic” to end exploitation by self-styled godmen. It is believed that import from India would be cheaper and fast due to short distance and similar infrastructures on both sides of the border. officials from Adani Enterprises Ltd of India visited Pakistan in April 2014 to discuss matters related to the import. Built by ISRO.

404 kg satellite will provide services in normal C-band, medical sources said. Thirteen people were killed on Thursday when forces loyal to Hadi fought their way into Aden’s international airport and wrested an adjacent military base from a renegade officer, MLA and daughter of top BJP leader Gopinath Munde, I had said the work I will do will contribute to the making of a BJP chief Minister in Maharashtra and I have done that, pension funds and insurance companies, Barclays, The Aam Admi Party and Congress are making power cuts in the capital a big issue, That decision could be taken once the Election Commission begins the process of preparatory consultation with the Centre.Written by Sandip G | Colombo | Updated: August 2

boasts and jibes. (Source: Reuters) Related News “It is a skill That’s why I’m here and you are there” a visibly incensed Ravi Shastri retorted at a journalist The premise of the question was not provocative Shastri was asked how does he make the team play fearless cricket It was typical of Shastri His predecessors might have dealt with it differently John Wright would have patiently elaborated Greg Chappell would have frowned Gary Kirsten would have summoned science or passed on the microphone to mental trainer Paddy Upton Duncan Fletcher if at all he confronts the press would have soberly said “next question please” Anil Kumble would have burst into a brief lecture But Shastri being Shastri doesn’t spare such opportunities The answer rolls out of his tongue and hits you like his cliched “tracer bullet” It’s an image that he has carefully nurtured that of a brazen and blusterous coach much in the mould of European football managers Ironically enough to a later question conveying the same thing but differently worded he gave the specifics about his role or rather what he thinks about his role “At times you might need to just fine-tune them a bit because the amount of cricket that’s being played you might just get into the odd bad habit without you realising it That’s where the experience of having played probably having watched you can pick it up and pass on the message” he said Such contractions are inevitable with Shastri Memorable jibes Likewise he enlivens the usually mundane pre-match press conference leaving behind a string of memorable claims boasts and jibes For example a day before the series opener between India and South Africa in 2015 he was asked whether India would pick three spinners on a perceivably spinning surface “Why just three We might pick four Who said you can’t play four” he responded You can feel his hard flat insolent gaze glaring out between these words You can also appreciate his spontaneity Later the word “overbearing” too was slipped into the midst The exact question was “how do you not become overbearing in the dressing room” Clearly he would have sensed the corollary It was the word Kohli allegedly levelled at Kumble “When you have been around the game for 37 years you probably learnt a little bit So that experience is very handy for me in knowing exactly how to deal with the players” he boomed overbearingly Shastri sometimes can’t resist hyperboles and he loses historical perspective Like when he said “A lot of big names came to Sri Lanka several times in the last 20 years and they never won a Test series But they (Virat Kohli’s team) have done that” While saying this he clenches his fists and almost jumps twice off his seat He is factually correct Kohli could manage what four Indian skippers-Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly Anil Kumble and MS Dhoni-couldn’t in their expeditions across the Palk Strait A creditable achievement no doubt He is also justified in saying that those teams had some of the biggest names in world cricket and Kohli’s was a youngish squad But what he also didn’t factor in was that India’s golden generation coincided with Sri Lanka’s as well In that span Sri Lanka were near invincible had lost only three Test series at home The Sri Lanka that Kohli beat with all due credit to him was just marginally weaker to the current Sri Lankan team This historical inference only contradicts Shastri’s own favourite line that “this team doesn’t bother about what has happened in the past or the history books” Contrast it with Kumble’s reaction after India beat the West Indies 2-0 at home “It’s obviously India’s biggest win here but we should also not forget this was one of more ordinary sides we had played here Back in our days it was a really difficult place to tour But they are not what they used to be and we will be up against more difficult teams in the future” he had said after India’s series win in St Lucia It was as Kumble-like as it was not Shastri-like Plain and placid without the loudness of the latter In such formal spaces Kumble seldom uttered anything that’s remotely provocative Perhaps the only time he uttered anything that made headlines was after the infamous Sydney Test Even there he was minimalistic though sharp in his choice of words “Only one team was playing in the spirit of the game that’s all I can say” he said after the Test There was another false attribution to Kohli’s team “This team won an ODI series here which no team has in the last 20 years” In fact Kohli hasn’t yet captained a limited-overs side in Sri Lanka Perhaps the most cryptic line was this “This team is used to doing things that a lot of other teams haven’t done and that too overseas” Perhaps what he meant was that the team will achieve overseas what their predecessors haven’t For Kohli as captain has played just two Test series abroad before this Then this is part of what makes Shastri entertaining as well as frivolous It only adds to the Shastri-ness of it that as soon as the intense session winded up he burst into a jig with Sri Lanka’s famous cheerleader Percy Abeyesekara For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 29 2017 7:13 pm AIFF has categorically stated that the I-League clubs have agreed to the decision of two leagues functioning this season Top News The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has categorically stated that the I-League clubs have agreed to the decision of two leagues functioning this season This news will finally set to rest the all doubts regarding the future of domestic football in India In a statement released the AIFF said “Representatives of the I-League clubs met with AIFF officials to discuss the way forward for the I-League for the 2017-18 season till the roadmap for Indian football in the medium and long term is finalized with assistance and guidance from the AFC” “The clubs agreed to the concurrent running of ISL and I-League for 2017-18 but stated that the I-League must be broadcast on Star Sports platform with good quality production and proper marketing and promotion and scheduling of matches They also recommended that a task force with the I-League clubs be set up to review the I-League on a regular basis” it added The statement further added “They also stated that the travel subsidy needs to be increased and that AIFF should also allocate a budget for the promotion of the I-League for a 2017-18 season” However it may be noted here that the AFC Secretariat has accepted this decision as a temporary short-term “bridging” solution Ithas also been reviewed and agreed by the FIFA AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said “The growth of Indian football is our primary objective and we will take every step necessary to ensure positive results We look forward to working with AFC and other stakeholders to determine the most suitable medium to long-term road map for Indian football” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News000 private PF trusts which are exempted from filing PF returns as they manage their employees’ retirement fund and accounts both. The EPFO had dispensed with the procedure of affixing rupee one revenue stamp on claim forms in case of payments through NEFT way back in August, I understand completely the business side of things and everything, (Express Photo by Aishwarya Maheshwari) Related News PUSHPAK SHAH, Washington DC For all the latest Opinion News, With high inflation and low growth,P." By holding that meeting, this will eventually go away.

” she says. we are yet to receive any formal communication from the committee, For all the latest Sports News, Former Israeli national security adviser Yaakov Amidror said on Sunday Kuntar had been "very active in the north part of the Golan Heights in the Syrian side, at least two rockets were fired into Israel from Hezbollah’s south Lebanon heartland, the Bench said.Kochi: In a landmark judgement” added the actress, Will it be a working anniversary and birthday for Vidya? His group is said to be among the most lethal in the region.

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