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medallist Dan Travers of Scotland believes India must be a worry for China as it is fast becoming a dominant force in international badminton. M Amutombi of Manipur People’s Party got 615 votes and Th Laiba of Manipur State Congress Party secured 93 votes. David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.The film is adapted from the popular TV series Baywatch featuring Anderson For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: August 4 2017 9:17 pm Sebastian Coe confirmed that 19 Russian athletes were in London to compete at the World Championships (Source: Reuters) Top News The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today defended its stance on Russia despite being criticised for baulking at calls to ban the country outright from last year’s Rio Olympics over doping Russia was accused in a World Anti-Doping Agency report last year of widespread state-sponsored doping Its athleticsteam was barred by the IAAF from the Rio Games and will also miss the IAAF World Championships that get under way later Friday But there was no blanket ban for Russia in Rio the IOC coming under fire for instead allowing individual sports federations to decide which Russian athletes could compete IOC president Thomas Bach insisted that the IAAF was a special case outlining the “collusive cooperation” Russian elements had enjoyed with the disgraced former IAAF president Lamine Diack and other corrupt people at the heart of track and field Russia “was discussed it was raised” Bach told a press conference in London alongside current IAAF president Sebastian Coe who initiated the ban on Russia and resultant reforms within global track and field’s governing body “It was very clear that as we have always said different issues need different approaches” the German said “The IAAF is in fact the only international federation international sports organisation which is due to facts relating to the former leadership of the IAAF implicated in the report of Professor McLaren as is the national federation of athletics of Russia” he said in reference to the Canadian co-author of the bombshell report into the state-sponsored doping “This is the difference to all other international federations “Professor McLaren made it always very clear that there is no other neither national federation nor international federation about which he would have similar information of such a collusive cooperation with regard to the fight against doping “In this respect the IAAF was in a special situation and addressed it then with special measures” Bach added: “It was a courageous decision at the time and it is a courageous decision to follow it through “The IOC accepted and supported these measures from the very beginning” IAAF head Coe said he had informed Bach of Russia’s “important step” Thursday when Dmitry Shlyakhtin head of the Russian athletics federation (RusAF) publicly apologised for the doping scandal “I expressed my comfort that the new head of RusAF was prepared to acknowledge the turbulence that they had had to deal with it and the way in which they were gripping that return” the Briton said “An international federation can only respond to the circumstances that it confronts You can’t benchmark your responses against what other federations may be doing because you’re not comparing like for like “This was the roadmap we thought was the best roadmap for normalising the situation” he said of the Rune Andersen- headed Taskforce set up by IAAF to oversee the return of Russia to international competition “There are still some milemarks to meet but we are making progress “The object is to make sure that when those (Russian) athletes do return to international competition… under normal circumstances representative of their nation then they do so in a way that’s not remotely jeopardising the ambitions of clean athletes wherever they happen to be” A number of Russian athletes however have been granted permission by the IAAF to compete as neutrals after meeting the exceptional eligibility criteria essentially demonstrating that they’ve come through transparent anti- doping testing Coe has confirmed that 19 Russian athletes were in London to compete at the worlds But the country remains excluded as a whole after the Congress of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) voted in favour of the Council’s decision to maintain the ban on RusAF Taskforce chief Andersen insists that the timeline of a Russian return to international action in November was still possible For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: November 26 2016 10:22 am Force 2 presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with Sunshine Pictures Pvt Ltd and JA Entertainment Pvt Ltd released on November 18 Related News Actor John Abraham-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Force 2 has earned Rs 3015 crore in its first week makers said The action film is being appreciated and actor Tahir Bhasin’s portrayal of the bad guy has been garnering him accolades said a press release Force 2 presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with Sunshine Pictures Pvt Ltd and JA Entertainment Pvt Ltd released on November 18 Meanwhile Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has earned Rs 11214 crore at the box office in India This is Ranbir Kapoor’s second biggest hit beating Barfi that collected Rs 112 crore “ADHM has had an amazing run at the box office and we are thrilled to know that this has become the second biggest hit of Ranbir Kapoor Karan Johar’s directorial has become a huge hit because of the love the audiences have showered” Vijay Singh CEO Fox Star Studios said in a statement here Meanwhile John Abraham said that his latest release Force 2 is doing well but demonetisation did have the slight impact on the collections The 43-year-old actor who stars as ACP Yashvardhan in the film which is a sequel to his 2011 hit said if the content of the film is strong it will surely work at the box office “Demonetisation did affect Force 2 marginally But the fact is after ‘Madras Cafe’ I have not seen so many positive reviews from the audience ‘Force 2’ showed everybody in the entertainment industry that if your content is good people will come and watch” John told PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: October 4 2017 11:04 pm Authorities said more than 890 civilians and about 430 members of the police force were injured across the autonomous northeastern region during Sunday’s referendum (Source: Reuters) Top News The divisive dispute over Catalonia’s push for independence has spilled into Spain’s national team “La Roja” has been unable to sidestep the nation’s most serious crisis in decades The team now faces two decisive World Cup qualifiers while engulfed by unwanted talks about politics At the center of it all is veteran defender Gerard Pique the outspoken Barcelona player who has strongly defended the Catalans His harsh criticism of Spanish authorities following the region’s disputed independence referendum on Sunday polarized fans and attracted some unwanted attention to the national team He was harassed by fans at Spain’s training camp in Madrid on Monday disrupting the national team’s first practice session ahead of the match against Albania on Friday The incident made front-page headlines in nearly all sports dailies along with headlines such as “Unbearable Situation” “It’s difficult because nobody likes when people are against you” Pique said Wednesday “I’m here to try to put this situation in the past Regardless of what I think with respect and common sense I think that we can reach common ground” The defender said he wanted to talk publicly because he felt his teammates were tired of this “unpleasant” situation No matter how much Spain coach Julen Lopetegui and the other players have tried to avoid the subject it keeps coming back “It’s a pity because we came here to play football and we haven’t been able to talk about Albania or Israel” Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara said “We have to dedicate ourselves only to playing football We are not here to give our personal opinion on political debates We are here to talk about the national team and to do our best to help the national team make it to the World Cup which is something very important to us” Spain can close in a World Cup berth with a victory against Albania in the southeastern city of Alicante where Pique will certainly be loudly jeered by the Spanish fans He is often booed by crowds when Spain plays outside of Catalonia and this time it should happen even more intensely because of the recent incidents Lopetegui made a plea to the “great fans” of Alicante asking them to focus on supporting the team and not on jeering Pique “To me there is nothing more important this week than this game against Albania” Lopetegui told local radio stadium COPE “I don’t agree with those who use soccer to protest because sport is meant to unify I hope that we find a good atmosphere in Alicante We all have an obligation to generate a good atmosphere” Pique who was in tears when he criticized police brutally against Catalans trying to vote on Sunday said at the time that he would have no problem stepping aside from the national team if the coach or the Spanish federation saw him as a nuisance “I don’t want to leave through the back door” Pique said at news conference on Wednesday admitting that he did consider leaving “This is my family and I want to keep playing here” Lopetegui had praised Pique’s commitment saying his “behavior with the national team has always been very good” and there was no reason not to have him on the squad But he also sent a clear message that the entire team had to be focused only on soccer despite the crisis involving Catalonia’s disputed bid for independence “We are soccer players and coaches we have to be focused on our main goal which is to qualify for the World Cup” Lopetegui said “We can’t get distracted by anything I know that this is an unpleasant situation but I ask for some reasoning and tranquility so we can all play a great match against Albania” Authorities said more than 890 civilians and about 430 members of the police force were injured across the autonomous northeastern region during Sunday’s referendum which the Spanish government said was unconstitutional On Tuesday Lopetegui had a long chat with all the players before the team’s practice which was closed to the fans Wednesday’s session was also closed It remains largely unclear what would happen to Pique’s future if Catalonia went ahead with its intention to declare independence unilaterally A Catalonia national team has played in occasional friendly matches including against powerhouses Argentina and Brazil At one point it was coached by the late Dutch great Johan Cruyff Pique said that he didn’t see a problem with a separatist which he said was not his case to keep playing for the Spanish national team Other Catalans in the national team include Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba “It’s been a difficult week in every way” Busquets told the local Cadena SER radio station “We try to do everything as normally as possible but it’s obvious that we are aware of what has been happening around us It’s obvious that it gets to us” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: November 15 2016 4:51 pm Dear Zindagi Take 4 is here and Shah Rukh Khan reveals why Alia Bhatt — and all of us — have trouble expressing love Related News After teaching us that relationships can be repaired heartbreaks can be dealt with easily by swiping right to happiness and dance is an answer to every problem in the world Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan are now telling us the truth behind why it is so difficult to express ourselves after growing up The Dear Zindagi Take 4 aka thefourth teaser has released and it was worth the wait The video starts with Shah Rukh Khan’s monologue which makes total sense The actor says that since our childhood we are told to wipe our tears smile when angry and not to hate at all because of which by the time we grow up and want to love our emotional system is so screwed up that we fail to emote While his voice has an indefinable effect on you Alia who takes over the screen matches his words with actions giving you goosebumps Watch| Alia Bhatt- Shah Rukh Khan- Dear Zindagi Take 4 The release of the Take 4 was announced on the occasion of Children’s Day and since then the social media has not exhaled The film whose release is just around the corner has kept up the hype However till now we have got to know a bit about Kaira played by Alia but the details about Shah Rukh Khan’s character haven’t been really revealed? while everyone shared their word on the stage.

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A few samples were sent to Nagpur, more than most people can pay.Instead the village’s farmers and traders buy their water in one-liter bottles from small-scale vendors who charge four to 10 rupees a liter (less than one UScent) for drinking water brought from about 30 kilometres away Watch what else is making news “We buy drinking water and try to use other sources for cooking and washing” said Sarath Mahanama one villager Those other sources include the muddy puddle left in the bottom of a nearly empty nearby water reservoir Mahasenpura is not alone in its shortages Nine districts in Sri Lanka’s Southern Northern North Eastern and southeastern Uva provinces have been hit by drought According to the national Disaster Management Center by mid-October over 875000 people were being provided with government tanker water in these areas The worst hit area where over 160000 people are currently dependent on water brought in from outside is north-central Polonnaruwa District “This is what we undergo every year After the floods there will be a drought and we are almost dying of thirst” said Tissa Poddibanda a villager from the Lankapura area Lankapura is one of the worst-affected sites in the country with close to 30000 persons waiting for transported water DROUGHT TO FLOODS As the weather becomes more extreme Sri Lanka finds itself increasingly in a debilitating pattern of alternating between drought and floods – both of which can lead to shortages of clean water In May large areas of the country were flooded which caused damages of more than $3 billion according to the Finance Ministry Three months later drought hit While weather experts and policy makers increasingly see the worrisome pattern potentially effective national interventions are not yet in place experts say Today in some drought-hit areas of Sri Lanka for instance water remains in storage dams but officials are reluctant to release it fearing there will not be enough irrigation water for farmers to plant in the next growing season that starts in November The Parakarama Samudraya the largest reservoir in northern Polonnaruwa District is currently at about 50 percent of capacity officials say But government irrigation officials say they don’t want to release the waters – and the next wave of heavy rains is expected only in mid-November with the onset of the Northeast monsoon season As competition for water grows better cooperation is needed between the various government agencies handling water to balance the needs of farmers hydropower suppliers and household users said SL Weerasinghe director-general of the national irrigation department “Right now there is very little coordination between various entities handling water from power to agriculture We need a much more cohesive water management policy to safely release water stored for agriculture” Weerasinghe said ‘NOT PREPARED’ Lack of public awareness about the extent of the country’s water problems – and how they might be better managed – is another problem water management experts say “We are not prepared to meet these impacts” of climate change said Kusum Athukorala who heads the Sri Lanka Water Partnership a non-profit national organisation working on water management She said that since Sri Lanka’s devastating 2004 tsunami the island has upgraded and strengthened its disaster response capacity but hardly any work had been done on preparing for disasters and building public awareness about them Villagers such as Poddibanda who are the mercy of changing rainfall patterns have had little help in learning to manage water better though it is crucial to their economic well being experts say Poddibanda like most farmers in water-short Lankapura waits until he believes rains are close to arriving to prepare his paddy rice plot for cultivation – and he expects the government to provide free irrigation water irrespective of rain and reservoir levels He said he has not responded to government requests for farmers to break with tradition and plant when water is available rather than at traditional times “I don’t know how to do that” Poddibanda admitted Athukorala said a sustained public awareness campaign is needed to build community knowledge about water management and a national water management policy is needed to coordinate water planning among sectors such as power agriculture weather irrigation and disaster management In addition “we have to take care of each spring each river each well You do preventive medicine and spend less on curative medicine” she urged For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: July 8 2016 3:50 pm In letters addressed to the administration two lawmakers asked for information about the current US policy governing the export of commercial satellites for launch on Indian launch vehicles (Express File) Top News Two weeks after ISRO successfullylaunched 20 satellites – including 13 from the US – in asingle mission two influential American lawmakers have askedthe Obama administration to spell out its policy that allowsit to launch commercial satellites on Indian space vehicles In letters addressed to the administration the twolawmakers – Science Space and Technology Committee ChairmanLamar Smith and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin –asked for information about the current US policy governingthe export of commercial satellites for launch on Indianlaunch vehicles The four letters have been sent to Director of Office ofScience and Technology Policy John Holdren Secretary of StateJohn Kerry US Trade Representative Michael Froman and USDepartment of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news A statement issued by the House Committee on Science?the allotment could not take place as the land earmarked has been encroached upon.meter tampering and power thefts.creativity should not be held on gun point. 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