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he said.the Master Plan 2031 has recommended that for future planning, Interestingly,leaving him with nothing but T20s and ODIs to concentrate on. no lake received any rain. Sarma also said he has committed to the players that all their issues or concerns like timely grant of visas for the tournaments would be addressed. “My responsibility is to pass on all of my experience, United drew the second leg of their tension-filled semifinal 1-1 to advance 2-1 on aggregate, "But Virat Kohli is different".

"Probably not",36 cr till now. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: November 24, “We’re working on it, Karthik said,the lack of which has pushed Indian Railways to ?R. in 1950 and S Radhakrishnan in 1957 — elected as heads of state Rajendra Prasad who had presided over the Constituent Assembly was India’s president for 12 years until Radhakrishnan succeeded him in 1962 In the 1967 general election the first without Nehru but with his daughter Indira Gandhi as prime minister the Congress tally in the Lok Sabha plummeted by as many as 82 seats By the time it had reached a compromise under which Morarji Desai became deputy prime minister in Gandhi’s cabinet Radhakrishnan’s tenure as president was coming to an end Desai and some “party bosses” suggested that he should be given a second term But the prime minister refused and asked them: “What answer would you give when people ask why Vice President Zakir Husain was bypassed” The eminent educationist and former governor of Bihar won comfortably But tragically he died in May 1968 and all hell broke loose K Kamaraj and Desai using their majority in the Congress Parliamentary Board nominated N Sanjiva Reddy as the party’s presidential candidate despite the prime minister’s strong objection She reacted like a wounded tigress “relieving” Desai of his finance portfolio but asking him to stay on as deputy PM without portfolio Declaring that he had been treated as a “chaprasi (peon)” he resigned Meanwhile Vice President VV Giri angry because he was bypassed resigned and announced that he would contest the presidential election as an independent candidate Indira Gandhi and her followers decided to vote for him which more or less ensured his victory Regrettably neither before nor after has pre-poll canvassing been so sordid as in 1969 incidentally the Mahatma’s birth centenary year The party indeed split into two In 1971 Indira Gandhi reached her finest hour first by winning the general election with a huge majority and then by her more spectacular victory in the war for the liberation of Bangladesh Giri retired as president in 1974 and in the presidential elections that followed Indira Gandhi’s handpicked loyalist Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was elected president It was he who signed the proclamation of Emergency a 19-month nightmare at the midnight hour on June 25 1975 Soon thereafter he died — the second president to do so in harness — and because of the Emergency no election could be held Vice President BD Jatti went on performing the president’s functions and duties After the empress was overthrown in 1977 and the Janata Party came to power amidst great goodwill Sanjiva Reddy went through the first post-Emergency presidential poll like a hot knife through butter His term ended in 1982 At that time Indira Gandhi was back in power with a two-thirds majority in Parliament and many state assemblies thanks to the Janata’s ignominious self-destruction To most people’s surprise she gifted the president’s post to Giani Zail Singh a former chief minister of Punjab and later her home minister He was followed by R Venkataraman Shankar Dayal Sharma and KR Narayanan all belonging to the Congress When Narayanan’s term ended in 2002 the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in power The buzz in the capital was that PC Alexander former principal secretary of Indira Gandhi during her second innings and then to her son and successor Rajiv Gandhi was going to be the next president He was then governor of Maharashtra and on very good terms with the Shiv Sena and the BJP which were then ruling the state Indeed the NDA made no bones about sponsoring him for the presidency For his part Alexander took the Congress’s support for granted because of his long and close association with the Gandhi family in the past He was shaken however when he went to see the Congress president Sonia Gandhi For she left him in no doubt that by her reckoning he belonged to the “enemy camp” Meanwhile consultations between Vajpayee and Sonia Gandhi through the usual back channel consisting of Brajesh Mishra the prime minister’s principal secretary and K Natwar Singh Sonia Gandhi’s confidant continued Alexander was not acceptable to the Congress The other side was opposed to a second term for Narayanan But the prime minister showed willingness to bestow the honour to Vice President Krishan Kant Indeed both sides had even conveyed their congratulations to him A clue to this development is given in former RAW chief AS Dulat’s new book He says that Vajpayee was then thinking of offering the vice president’s job to Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah — an idea that was dropped soon enough which also explains why at the last minute the BJP withdrew its acceptance of Krishan Kant as president The shock to him was so massive that in the words of one of his best friends he died of a broken heart rather than of a heart attack he did suffer That was when the word spread that the best candidate for the presidency would be pre-eminent defence scientist APJ Abdul Kalam It seems that the idea first came from Mulayam Singh Yadav the supreme leader of the Samajwadi Party and spread like a forest fire And what a fine idea it was Kalam proved to be a highly popular president In Natwar Singh’s words “Kalam did not seek office; the office sought him” There is more to be said about the procession of presidents But having exhausted the available space this will have to be done some other time The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saundarya Mehra | Updated: July 30 2017 10:57 pm Deepti Sharma was introduced to the game of cricket by her elder brother Sumit (Source: File) Top News From the city of Taj to Lord’s young nineteen-year-old Deepti Sharma is living a dream At the age of nine Deepti began a journey of which she was uncertain about where it would lead her But with the destination firmly set in her mind she kept following her dream of making it into the women’s cricket team with dogged determination Youngest of seven siblings Deepti was very close to her elder brother Sumit who introduced her to the game of cricket Speaking to Indianexpresscom Deepti recalled the incident which was the changing moment in her life “I used to accompany my brother Sumit to his academy One day I was sitting on the stairs watching his match and suddenly the ball came to me I threw the ball and it directly hit the stumps There were a few girls practising on the field and among them was Hemlata Kala (former Indian cricketer) She asked my brother if I was his younger brother In reply he corrected her and said that she is my sister” Deepti recalls “Without wasting much time Hemlata ma’am asked Sumit to get me for training every day” Deepti credits Kala for her success so far Naturally a right-hander Deepti believes if the former cricketer had not exposed her to the opportunities she wouldn’t have made it into the women’s team at such a young age Fond of watching videos in her free time Deepti is now focused on revamping her spin bowling And to do so she watches Ravichandran Ashwin’s videos and tries to learn from his variations “I haven’t met him yet but am a fan of the variations he uses in Test cricket I often try to bowl the carrom ball at the nets but haven’t used it in a match situation as yet It is necessary to have variations in your bowling as most of the non-Asian players find it tough to handle spin Deepti believes she is more of a batting all-rounder and prefers batting higher up the order However she is comfortable in batting at any position wherever her captain wants her to “The win against England in the (World Cup) opener was a confidence booster for us From there on we started believing in our abilities and complimented each other’s efforts Also we did not rely on one player and saw a different match winner in each game” she said From being 191/3 Indian women’s team was bundled out to 219 Seven wickets in a matter of 28 runs saw India hand the World Cup title which was pretty much in their hands to England “When I went to bat in the final the team needed 28 runs and my focus was on staying until the end I focused on taking singles It was an achievable target but somehow things did not work in our favour” said Deepti when asked about what going on inside her mind during India’s “Not many people recognised us before we went to the World Cup But it is after our performance England that people started hailing us One thing I have learnt is to remain cool in pressure situations Whatever the situation is you need to stay calm which unfortunately we couldn’t in the World Cup” she added When asked about how is Mithali Raj as a captain during intense situations the left-handed batswoman said her captain has qualities similar to that of MS Dhoni “Mithu di is like the Dhoni of our team She is cool and composed at crucial moments She believes our performance should speak for us I always try to learn good things from her” said Deepti Wishing to see more talent step out after their performance at the World Cup Deepti feels women’s IPL should start soon “Women’s IPL should have started long back but its never too late The sooner it starts it’s better for us” she concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: April 27 2017 8:23 pm Sonakshi Sinha vs Mallik brothers fight seems far from getting over Related News This Sonakshi Sinha vs Mallik brothers fight is getting uglier with each passing social media post What started as a statement made by singer Armaan Mallik asking actors to stop turning singers became a personal war the moment Sonakshi bashed him for his comment and and it has now reached a new low Jumping in to defend his sister actor Luv Sinha posted a long write-up on Facebook on Wednesday evening He hit out at Armaan and his music composer brother Amaal Mallik questioning them over “acting” in music videos In a scathing reply Amaal made fun of Luv’s rather unsuccessful Bollywood career Amaal who composed many songs for Sonakshi’s latest film Noor also said after this fight he has lost all respect for the actor “A lot has been said over the past few days by everyone about the issue regarding the #JustinBieber Concert So I thought of giving this one more try before someone takes up something else to just blabber out onto me & my brother The rumour of Sonakshi Sinha performing was posted by MissMalini & was first objected by Mr Kailash Kher Armaan Malik only retweeted him saying it’s a sad state and musicians should be given the platform and he did not tag or personally attack Sonakshi All he did was support a cause he believed in without getting personal I don’t think he deserved to be targeted and ever since I sensed a fault in conscience on #SonakshiSinha’s part What my mind fails to comprehend is why is she targeting Armaan alonebecause obviously it’s easier to call him insecure than calling a Senior Hindustani Classical Singer that Lets get one thing straight… Not a single established or non established singer of this country is insecure of yours or any actors’ singing skills I respected Sonakshi as an actor and she seemed really sweet recently we worked together on NOOR as well But I lost all of that when she involved me into this nonsensical twitterati stating that ‘my brother and I both came up to her at some event and asked for a collaboration’ which I clearly stated never happened” Amaal wrote The music director of Hero and Roy fame further wrote that he and Armaan were justified in opposing the idea of Sonakshi opening with Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber as India has professional singers who can do a better job than her “Coming back to the tweets Armaan & I always spoke of wanting a better artist to open for Justin Bieber & there’s nothing wrong in asking for one we aren’t talking about ourselves I’m sure we are a country with amazing Musical Prowess & I repeat they must get a chance to showcase it on a stage like that This is what I categorically said – ‘As far as actors singing for their personal purposes like Promotion of the movie etc is concerned I think there is no harm But them representing the country musically when an International Icon comes here is something I’m against and every musician should be againstRather have someone with more skill up there’ Having said all of this I have no idea why an opinion can cause such a stir I still stand by the fact that we need someone with more singing and performing skills up there to be representing us and I’ll stick by it “I’m sure if asked to choose between an Actor singing and Legendary Singer singing. cutouts and Swarovski crystals,Narayan further explored this genre. 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WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: November 16, a multilingual drama, These include Sangram (1960),” To Martin’s surprise, I just want this matter to end, 2017 9:34 am Top News AFTER GETTING a poor response for a global tender to set up two duty-free outlets at the Chandigarh International Airport, actrss Sonam Kapoor drew flak for her comments on the same issue. A statement said the Appeal Committee had decided to “confirm in their entirety the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the respective cases relating to the protection of minors. Bodin and Savitree had obviously done their homework well, One of the road divisions does not have an official to head it.

According tot the report, Three of those accused of kidnapping a woman from Sector 47 market on March 16 have been arrested. Sunder Singh Bhandari, However, New orders at Siemens too increased at a subdued pace,315 with 14 homers and 98 RBIs while continuing to improve his fielding.” tweeted Rajkumar Rao. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 26, there were discussions on the BJP’s unclear stand on the nominated councillors. But that probably does not explain the lower death risk in this study.

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