Basketball League returns to the capital for National finale

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Basketball League returns to the capital for National finale

Basketball Federation of India and IMG Reliance’s joint efforts to promote the game of Basketball reaches the final stage

New Delhi, December 15, 2014: Three months, 23 cities, 13,000 young basketball players from over 1100 institution teams across the country have today reached the final platform of National championship. Being organized in the capital city, this joint initiative of Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and IMG Reliance (IMG R) -Indian School Basketball League (ISBL) and Indian College Basketball League (ICBL) has set the stage for four teams from ten cities to battle for the trophy. Through this collaboration, BFI and IMG R are living up to the challenge of inculcating basic knowledge of the game of basketball at grassroots levels and cultivate the talent into national standards.

Speaking on the occasion Basketball Federation of India CEO, Mrs. Roopam Harish Sharma said, “This championship is an important milestone in the history of Indian basketball, today we are proud to announce the opening of National championship of the Indian College and School Basketball league. By nurturing the talent at grassroots, our mission has been to create basketball players for the country to represent the game not only at the national but also the international level. Basketball Federation of India is dedicated to the development of the game and this unique proposition with the IMG Reliance team has received tremendous support from the schools and colleges across the country and we are happy to give the best of the champions back to the country.”

“These students have come a long way in a short span of three months and the coming week promises a lot of excitement full of passion, team work and positive competition with the best display of their hard work,” added Mrs. Sharma

Announcing the national finals open, Mr. Ashu Jindal, Chief Operating Officer, IMG Reliance, said, “IMG Reliance and the Basketball Federation of India began our journey together four years ago with the aim of growing the sport of basketball and improving the technical quality of play in India. Seeing all of you here at the National Finals of the Indian School Indian School Basketball League and Indian College Basketball League, confirms that we have taken a large step towards our joint vision this year.”

Cities in the finals include New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Kochi, Trivandrum, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.

In a special message to all the finalists by basketball legend Michael Jordan’s mother Deloris Jordan called out for all the students and said she was very happy to see this enthusiasm for basketball in India. “The best young talent in the country is assembling here and I wish you guys all the best,” said Deloris who was in India for a Jordan Foundation event.

Indian College Basketball League-

·        First day matches for the Indian College Basketball League were between Saint Joseph’s College and Government College Girls Ludhiana, where the Ludhiana team emerged winner with a score of 56-20.

·        Girls from Rajasthan college Jaipur defeated Ramjas College, Delhi by 52-19.

Indian School Basketball League-

·        For the Indian School Basketball League, Government School Mall road, Ludhiana challenged Bhavans Vidya Mandir Girls, Kochi, where Ludhiana defeated Kochi by 91-18.

·        Girls from Santhome School, Chennai won by 60-22 in a match with Vidyaniketan School, Mumbai.

·        Mallya Aditi International School girls got the better off Oakridge International school by 57-41. Even in the boys category Oakridge could not change their fortune and lost to Fr. Agnel School, Mumbai 54-91.

6th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2014

 6th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship 2014 along with the pictures.
  • ON 1ST DAY OF 6THWORLD BODY BUILDING & PHYSIQUE SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP, 2014 THAILAND STRIKES MAXIMUM GOLD
  • FROM INDIA NANDO LUWANG YENDREMBAM AND RAJENDRA KYMAR SAXENA WON GOLD AND SILVER RESPECTIVELY (BOTH IN MASTER ABOVE 60 CATEGORY), WHEREAS BAGS GOLD FOR MEN AND SHWETA RATHORE BAGGED BRONZE (WOMEN FITNESS PHYSIQUE)
  • NILESH BOMBLE FROM INDIA STRIKES GOLD MEDAL IN MEN SPORTS PHYSIQUE, WHEREAS MIIHIR SINGH WON BRONZE IN THE SAME CATEGORY
  • CATEGORIES JUDGED TODAY: MASTERS, FITNESS PHYSIQUE (WOMEN SENIOR), MEN SENIOR, SPORTS PHYSIQUE (MEN SENIOR)

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PM Modi reaches Kathmandu, Nepal to attend 18th SAARC Summit

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PM has reached Nepal to attend the SAARC Summit.

PM Modi reaches Kathmandu, Nepal to attend 18th SAARC Summit

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CHHATTISGARH GIRLS GET THE BETTER OF KERALA

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#7:  41ST SUB-JUNIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – CHHATTISGARH GIRLS GET THE BETTER OF KERALA

 

(Vishnu Ravi Shankar) Nashik, 24-25 November 2014: The qualifying matches of the upper pool teams held on the evening of Day 3 of the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship produced a few close contests. Defending champs for the girls Chhattisgarh managed to hold off a comeback from the Kerala team and registered a 65-60 win. Local favourites, Maharashtra girls made easy work of the Punjab team with a 42-5 win. The Rajasthan and Haryana boys were involved in a high scoring contest with Rajasthan pulling away for a 94-88 win. Much to the disappointment of the local crowd, the Maharashtra boys ending up the losing side against the Madhya Pradesh team, who picked a 80-53 win.

 

On the morning of Day 3, the West Bengal and Haryana girls won their qualifying matches against Odisha and Telengana respectively to move to the upper pool. The Assam and Chandigarh boys also moved to the upper pool with wins against Punjab and West Bengal respectively, thus knocking them out of the tournament.

 

The results of the qualifying matches held from 5.30 p.m. to the end of the day on 24 November 2014 are as follows:

 

Girls:

 

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Chhattisgarh (Sreekala R. 27) bt Kerala (Elijabet Ekka 17) 65-60 (11-9, 19-11, 13-16, 22-24)
  2. Maharashtra (Anushka Gote 10) bt Punjab (Anmol Preet 2, Anika 2) 42-5 (26-3, 10-2, 3-0, 2-0)

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Gujarat (T. Shah 14) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Aqsa 2) 53-2 (23-0, 14-0, 6-0, 10-2)

 

Boys:

 

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Rajasthan (Hardeep Boora 31) bt Haryana (Kuldeep Singh 35) 94-88 (20-22, 23-17, 22-24, 29-25)
  2. Madhya Pradesh (Amit Singh Chouhan 22) bt Maharashtra (Nilesh Yadav 20) 80-53(21-11, 26-13, 12-8, 21-21)

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Gujarat (Nilkanth Patel 14) bt Goa (Bikash Ch. Deb 9) 54-28 (19-5, 12-0, 13-15, 10-8)
  2. Uttarakhand (Arin S.N. 17) bt Goa (Reuben Fernandes 4) 35-13 (16-1, 0-5, 13-3, 8-4)

 

The results of the qualifying matches held from the beginning of the day up to 12.00 p.m. on 25 November 2014 are as follows:

 

Girls:

 

Qualifying matches (winner moves to Level 1):

 

  1. West Bengal (L. Deb 14) bt Odisha (Saraswati B. 21) 55-46 (4-17, 13-3, 16-16, 22-10)
  2. Haryana (Meenu 23) bt Telengana (Divya Lohiya 4) 42-14 (13-0, 12-7, 14-7, 3-0)

 

Losers Knockout (quarterfinals):

 

  1. Assam (M. Begum 12, M. Ranivya 12) bt Goa (Ninoshka Fernandes 5, Wallencia Cardozo 5) 34-17 (5-2, 2-6, 14-8, 13-1)
  2. Chandigarh (Sejhnoor 10, Jaismeen 10) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Akanksha Charak 2, Ankita Rajput 2) 41-4(10-0, 9-2, 12-2, 10-0)
  3. Gujarat (Tanisha Shah 8, Renita Correya 8) bt Himachal Pradesh (Damini 10) 28-15(12-1, 9-0, 1-9, 6-5)

 

Boys:

 

Qualifying matches (winner moves to Level 1):

 

  1. Assam (Sachin Samarin 18, Sanjajpal Baimik 18) bt Punjab (Jiwan 23) 57-50 (17-7, 10-13, 16-16, 14-14)
  2. Chandigarh (Karamveer S. 41) bt West Bengal (Rohit K. 20) 81-50 (21-22, 25-8, 14-7, 21-13)

 

About the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship

 

The Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship is an annual national tournament for U-14 boys’ and girls’ teams from states across India. The Nashik District Basketball Association and the Maharashtra State Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance are conducting the 2014 tournament on the two wooden courts at the Meenatai Thakare Indoor Stadium here in Nashik. The tournament will be conducted over a period of 7 days from the 22nd to the 28th of November 2014. This year’s tournament is witnessing the participation of 27 boys’ teams and 25 girls’ teams from various states of the country. The 2013 version tournament was conducted in Patna, Bihar. The Chhattisgarh teams won both the boys and the girls category last year, while the Madhya Pradesh boys and the Tamil Nadu girls finished runners-up respectively.

 

About the Basketball Federation of India

 

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information atwww.indiabasketball.org

 

About IMG-Reliance

 

IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.





INSTITUTO CERVANTES DE NUEVA DELHI – CULTURA – 30 NOVIEMBRE

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INSTITUTO CERVANTES DE NUEVA DELHI  –  CULTURA  –  30 NOVIEMBRE 2014  –  Web

La comedia española: “Tapas”

Spanish Comedy Film Series: “Tapas”

30/11/2014
Auditorio, Instituto Cervantes, a las 4:30 pmLa comedia española: “Tapas”
Sinopsis: La película se centra básicamente en un bar cualquiera (en este caso en Hospitalet, Barcelona) en el que el dueño se separa de su mujer. Ella habitualmente ocupa el puesto de la cocina, y al marcharse el marido se ve obligado a contratar un cocinero chino. Este cocinero muestra una habilidad especial para la cocina y para la elaboración de tapas. La película muestra como las personas que asisten cada día al local están muy interconectados entre sí mediante la vecindad del barrio aunque sean muy diferentes en edad, nacionalidad, religión, etc. (+)Ver el trailer.

Spanish Comedy Film Series: “Tapas”
Synopsis: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her terminally ill husband in poor health; the tapas bar owner and his estranged wife; and two Chinese immigrants. (+)
AGENDA
25/11/2014
Instituto Cervantes, a las 6:30 p.m.Conferencia: “La cultura Rioplatense”
Sinópsis: Desde hace un tiempo, el mundo literario ha comenzado a hablar de la realidad literaria que representa la cultura de los países que bordean el Río de la Plata, un río ancho como mar, que es compartido por argentinos y uruguayos de manera pacífica y como hermanos.La política de los puertos que acercan y a su vez alejan por distintos intereses, fue forjando desde el año 1800 maneras de ser similares, pero a su vez diferentes en lo que respecta a las reacciones políticas, lo cual no sucedió en el arte: en la escritura, en la pintura, en la escultura o en el cine, etc. Hay y se formó desde esa época una cultura similar que abrevó de las fuentes europeas, españolas, francesas, inglesas y de los EE.UU., así como del aporte judío o de países europeos, y que se sumó a lo propio, lo colonial, lo autóctono aborigen, o de raza negra.La famosa tristeza rioplatense es expresada en la música popular del tango, común a ambos países, como la exaltada nostalgia de una tierra que no se vivió nunca, pero que marcó una etapa fundamental en la formación del intelecto y de los sentimientos de los habitantes de las márgenes del Río de la Plata.

Sobre el ponenete: Carlos Ernesto Orlando Bonet es escritor, diplomático y actual embajador de Uruguay en India. (+)

Talk: The River Plate Culture”
Synopsis: For some time now, the literary world has been spoken about the culture of the countries surrounding the River Plate, a river as wide as a sea, which is shared by Argeninians and Uruguayans like brothers, in a peacefull way.

Since 1800 the politics of the harbours were getting closer and further both sides, but in some way they were allways creating a similar culture and way of life. This new culture fed from European traditions from Spain, France, England, also from the US and even Jew tradition, mixing it all with the native background: the original indigenous culture, the colonial legacy and the black race contributions.

The famous River Plate sadness in expressed in the popular music Tango, shared by the two countries, as the exalted nostalgia of a land where they never lived, but that gave shape to the intellectual brain and feelings of the people in the River Plate’s banks.

About the speaker: Carlos Ernesto Orlando Bonet is a writer, diplomat, and current Ambassador of Uruguay in India (+)

In Spanish with simultaneous English translation.

27/11/2014
Instituto Cervantes, a las 6:30 p.m.

Mesa redonda: “Nicanor Parra y la antipoesía”

Sinópsis: Mesa redonda en torno a la figura de Nicanor Parra a cargo de los hispanistas, Aparajit Chattopadhyay y Vibha Maurya, quienes nos acercarán a la original obra del Premio Cervantes.Sobre el antipoeta: Nicanor Parra Sandoval (San Fabián de Alico, 1914) es un poeta, matemático y físico chileno cuya obra ha tenido una profunda influencia en la literatura hispanoamericana. Considerado el creador de la antipoesía, Parra es, en palabras de Harold Bloom, «incuestionablemente, uno de los mejores poetas de Occidente». El mayor de la Familia Parra —cantera de connotados artistas y músicos de la cultura chilena—, ha sido galardonado con el Premio Nacional de Literatura 1969 y con el Cervantes 2011, entre otros. (+)Round Table: “Nicanor Parra and the anti-poetry”
Synopsis: Round table about Nicanor Parra by the hispanic scholars, Aparajit Chattopadhyay and Vibha Maurya,  who will talk on the work and life of the Cervantes Award winner.

About the anti-poet: Nicanor Parra Sandoval (San fabián de Alico, 1914) is a Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist. He is considered an influential poet in Chile and throughout Latin America. Some rank him among the most important poets of Spanish language literature. Parra describes himself as an “anti-poet,” due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function; after recitations he exclaims “Me retracto de todo lo dicho” (“I take back everything I said”). (+)

In Spanish with simultaneous English translation.

COMING SOON
PRÓXIMAMENTE8 y 9/12/2014
Instituto Cervantes
Teatro: La casa de Bernarda Alba
Theatre: The house of Bernarda Alba
21 a 28/12/2014
Kolkata
Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil de Calcuta
Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival
EL INSTITUTO CERVANTES
EN EL MUNDO

Río de Janeiro: Ciclo de cine peruano (+)
Rio de Janeiro: Peruvian Film Series(+)
Roma: La muerte tiene permiso. (+)
Rome: Death has permission
(+)
Agenda





MAHARASHTRA BOYS TRUMP HARYANA

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#5:  41ST SUB-JUNIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – MAHARASHTRA BOYS TRUMP HARYANA

 

(Vishnu Ravi Shankar) Nashik, 23-24 November 2014: The Maharashtra boys squared off against Haryana in the last game of yesterday evening. It was a fast-paced encounter with both teams applying similar run-and-gun styles of play. It was neck-and-neck at half, but Maharashtra had a huge third quarter and managed to suppress a comeback from Haryana to come away with a 84-73 victory. Earlier in the evening, the Madhya Pradesh boys’ team dominated against Tamil Nadu with a comfortable 87-65 victory. In the lower pool games yesterday, the Punjab boys remained undefeated picking up a 68-29 victory against Uttarakhand. In the girls matches yesterday, defending champs Chhattisgarh defeated a tough Karnataka team 68-52, while the Kerala girls steamrolled Punjab 79-20.

 

On the morning of Day 3, the lower pool matchups produced no major surprises, with the Delhi boys beating Jammu and Kashmir 31-4, while Punjab continued their winning streak beating Tripura 56-20. The Telengana girls put up yet another impressive performance with an easy 47-22 victory against Assam.

 

The results of the qualifying matches held from 5.30 p.m. to the end of the day on 23 November 2014 are as follows:

 

Girls:

 

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Chhattisgarh (Elijabet Ekka 25) bt Karnataka (Anagha N. 21) 68-52 (14-18, 18-13, 18-8, 18-13)
  2. Kerala (Sreekala R. 25) bt Punjab (Harpreet 7) 79-20 (17-8, 19-10, 20-2, 23-0)

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Haryana (Meena 17) bt Gujarat (Tanisha Shah 3) 34-4 (26-0, 6-0, 0-2, 2-2)

 

Boys:

 

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Madhya Pradesh (Mani Thakur 16) bt Tamil Nadu (V. Adisiva 36) 87-65 (20-15, 27-11, 27-21, 13-18)
  2. Maharashtra (Harijan D. 22, Yadav N. 21) bt Haryana (Mohit 21, Manjeet 15) 84-73(18-22, 22-21, 26-8, 18-22)

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Chandigarh (Ajmer 24) bt Mizoram (Lalruatpuia 12) 59-39 (22-6, 9-11, 18-14, 10-8)
  2. Punjab (Navkarman 22) bt Uttarakhand (Viraj A. 12) 68-29 (25-12, 14-2, 9-4, 20-8)

 

The results of the qualifying matches held from the beginning of the day up to 12.00 p.m. on 24 November 2014 are as follows:

 

Girls:

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Bihar (Muskan 8) bt Rajasthan (Shivangi Bajad 5) 24-21 (2-8, 2-4, 10-6, 10-3)
  2. Telengana (Anshu 12) bt Assam (M. Raniya 12) 47-22 (12-8, 19-2, 10-4, 6-8)

 

Boys:

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Delhi (Ishaan Sinha 12) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Karan Sharma 4) 31-4 (16-2, 3-0, 6-2, 6-0)
  2. Mizoram (V.L. Remruatpuia 20) bt Himachal Pradesh (Vikas Saklani 10) 54-37 (11-10, 13-16, 18-10, 12-1)
  3. Assam (Sanjay 25) bt Manipur (L. Vikash 10) 81-45 (23-18, 16-13, 20-8, 12-16)
  4. Gujarat (Ashutosh Shrivastava 19) bt Goa (Reuben Fernandes 11) 57-30 (16-5, 16-13, 8-2, 17-9)
  5. Punjab (Navkarman Singh 20) bt Tripura (Kushal Nayak 7) 56-20 (16-9, 16-6, 10-0, 14-5)

 

About the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship

 

The Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship is an annual national tournament for U-14 boys’ and girls’ teams from states across India. The Nashik District Basketball Association and the Maharashtra State Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance are conducting the 2014 tournament on the two wooden courts at the Meenatai Thakare Indoor Stadium here in Nashik. The tournament will be conducted over a period of 7 days from the 22nd to the 28th of November 2014. This year’s tournament is witnessing the participation of 27 boys’ teams and 25 girls’ teams from various states of the country. The 2013 version tournament was conducted in Patna, Bihar. The Chhattisgarh teams won both the boys and the girls category last year, while the Madhya Pradesh boys and the Tamil Nadu girls finished runners-up respectively.

 

About the Basketball Federation of India

 

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information atwww.indiabasketball.org

 

About IMG-Reliance

 

IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

 





CHHATTISGARH BOYS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE

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#6:  41ST SUB-JUNIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – CHHATTISGARH BOYS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE

 

(Vishnu Ravi Shankar) Nashik, 24 November 2014: On the morning of Day 3, the lower pool matchups produced no major surprises, with the Delhi boys beating Jammu and Kashmir 31-4, while Punjab continued their winning streak beating Tripura 56-20. The Telengana girls put up yet another impressive performance with an easy 47-22 victory against Assam.

 

Later in the day, defending champs, Chhattisgarh boys continued their dominated performance with a 83-57 win over Odisha. The Andhra Pradesh boys broke no sweat against Jharkhand with a huge 52-12 win. The lower pool matchups produced a couple of close encounters with the Kerala boys beating Bihar 74-71 and the Telengana boys edging past West Bengal 55-54. In the girls matches, Tamil Nadu raced past Andhra Pradesh 42-9, while Uttar Pradesh held off Madhya Pradesh with a 46-35 victory.

 

The results of the qualifying matches held up to 5.30 p.m. on 24 November 2014 are as follows:

 

Girls:

 

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Tamil Nadu (G. Jayalaxmi 6, E. Manisha 6) bt Andhra Pradesh (P.S. Susmita 2) 42-9(16-4, 13-2, 8-3, 5-0)
  2. Uttar Pradesh (Vaishnavi Yadav 22) bt Madhya Pradesh (Shivani Raikwar 12) 46-35(13-10, 6-8, 18-8, 9-10)

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Bihar (Muskan 8) bt Rajasthan (Shivangi Bajad 5) 24-21 (2-8, 2-4, 10-6, 10-3)
  2. Telengana (Anshu 12) bt Assam (M. Raniya 12) 47-22 (12-8, 19-2, 10-4, 6-8)
  3. West Bengal (Liza Deb 10) bt Jharkhand (Swarnlee Chakra 4) 32-4 (16-0, 5-0, 5-0, 6-4)
  4. Manipur (Premita T. 8) bt Goa (K. Barreto 4) 27-13 (4-7, 4-2, 7-2, 12-2)
  5. Himachal Pradesh (Manika 10) bt Uttarakhand (Mandira Mann 9) 27-22 (9-7, 4-2, 10-5, 4-8)
  6. Odisha (Saraswati Berera 27) bt Chandigarh (Rajni Sharma 17) 63-48 (14-18, 7-12, 22-8, 20-10)

 

Boys:

 

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Andhra Pradesh (V. Nagadurga 8, P. Pawan 8) bt Jharkhand (Sushant Deep 4) 52-12(19-6, 17-0, 7-4, 9-2)
  2. Chhattisgarh (Saif Ali Khan 27) bt Odisha (Suraj Kumar 20) 83-57 (18-20, 25-13, 11-10, 29-14)

 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

 

  1. Delhi (Ishaan Sinha 12) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Karan Sharma 4) 31-4 (16-2, 3-0, 6-2, 6-0)
  2. Mizoram (V.L. Remruatpuia 20) bt Himachal Pradesh (Vikas Saklani 10) 54-37 (11-10, 13-16, 18-10, 12-1)
  3. Assam (Sanjay 25) bt Manipur (L. Vikash 10) 81-45 (23-18, 16-13, 20-8, 12-16)
  4. Gujarat (Ashutosh Shrivastava 19) bt Goa (Reuben Fernandes 11) 57-30 (16-5, 16-13, 8-2, 17-9)
  5. Punjab (Navkarman Singh 20) bt Tripura (Kushal Nayak 7) 56-20 (16-9, 16-6, 10-0, 14-5)
  6. Kerala (Abhishek J. Jaison 31) bt Bihar (Bhupender Bahadur 22) 74-71 (11-16, 12-18, 17-11, 34-26)
  7. Chandigarh (Ajmer 26) bt Karnataka (Prashant T. 17) 75-69 (28-12, 21-17, 4-23, 22-17)
  8. Telengana (G. Dinesh Kumar 19) bt West Bengal (R.K. Sahu 20) 55-54 (13-13, 6-9, 18-16, 18-16)

 

The tentative schedule for the matches to be held on 25 November 2014 is as follows:

 

Court – 1

 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
74 D1 – WEST BENGAL VS E1 – ODISHA GIRLS 08.00 AM
75 D1 – WEBST BENGAL VS E1 – CHANDIGARH BOYS 09.00 AM
LEVEL 1: LEAGUE MATCHES
76 TAMIL NADU VS UTTAR PRADESH GB 10.00 AM
77 MADHYA PRADESH VS DELHI GB 11.00 AM
78 MADHYA PRADESH VS HARYANA BB 12.00 PM
79 RAJASTHAN VS TAMIL  NADU BB 01.00 PM
80 CHATTISGARH VS JHARKHAND BA 02.00 PM
81 ANDHRA PRADESH VS UTTAR PRADESH BA 03.00 PM
82 CHATTISGARH VS PUNJAB GA 04.00 PM
83 MAHARASHTRA VS KARNATAKA GA 05.00 PM

 

Court – 2

 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
84 C1 – HARYANA Vs F1 – TELANGANA GIRLS 08.00 AM
85 C1 – PUNJAB Vs F1 – ASSAM BOYS 09.00 AM
LOSERS KNOCKOUT (QUARTER-FINALS)
86 C2 – GUJARAT Vs E3 – HIMACHAL PRADESH GIRLS 10.00 AM
87 E2 – CHANDIGARH Vs C3 – JAMMU AND KASHMIR GIRLS 11.00 AM
88 F2 – ASSAM Vs D3 – GOA GIRLS 12.00 PM
89 F3 – BIHAR Vs D2 – MANIPUR GIRLS 01.00 PM
90 C2  – TO BE DECIDED Vs E3 – TO BE DECIDED BOYS 02.00 PM
91 E2 – KARNATAKA Vs C3 – MIZORAM BOYS 03.00 PM
92 F2 – KERALA Vs D3 – TELANGANA BOYS 04.00 PM
93 F3 – BIHAR Vs D2 – DELHI BOYS 05.00 PM

 

About the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship

 

The Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship is an annual national tournament for U-14 boys’ and girls’ teams from states across India. The Nashik District Basketball Association and the Maharashtra State Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance are conducting the 2014 tournament on the two wooden courts at the Meenatai Thakare Indoor Stadium here in Nashik. The tournament will be conducted over a period of 7 days from the 22nd to the 28th of November 2014. This year’s tournament is witnessing the participation of 27 boys’ teams and 25 girls’ teams from various states of the country. The 2013 version tournament was conducted in Patna, Bihar. The Chhattisgarh teams won both the boys and the girls category last year, while the Madhya Pradesh boys and the Tamil Nadu girls finished runners-up respectively.

11th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race ready for Action

11TH YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE READY FOR ACTION

 

11th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race ready for Action

Four Indian riders to represent Yamaha Motor India Sales, pitting their skills against ASEAN’s best

Chennai, 22 November 2014: The 11th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2014 is all set to roar into action on 6th – 7thDecember at the Sentul International Circuit (overall length: approx. 3.96 km) in West Java, Indonesia. Yamaha Motor group company P.T. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing will host the event. Launched in 2003, the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE is an event that aims to promote the sporty image of the Yamaha brand throughout the ASEAN region.

Living up to its commitment to provide an international racing platform to the Indian racing enthusiasts, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd will be taking 4 top performing riders from the final round of the National level R15 One Make Race Championship 2014 that was recently concluded at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai. The R15 One Make Race Championship is an annual racing event being organized by Yamaha since 2010. The event this year was organized in association with the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and is a part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2014.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravinder Singh, VP-Strategy & Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., said, “Motor Sports has always been intrinsic to Yamaha’s DNA.  The Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race is aimed at providing a platform for racers from various ASEAN countries to come together and realize & reinforce the spirit of challenge, excitement & culture of Motor Sports. It has been our constant endeavor to provide a dream to the young Yamaha riders wherein they also get an opportunity to realize them and during this process touch many more lives and inspire them to share their dreams. This year we have identified the 4 best riders from our national level championship to participate in the 11th Yamaha ASEAN cup race. With these four talented and passionate riders representing India, we are confident that they will acquit themselves creditably in Indonesia. We wish them all the best for the race and expect their best performance on this platform.”

 

The Riders who will be representing Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. ltd at the 11thYamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2014 are as follows:

1.    Mr. Jagan Kumar

2.    Mr. Deepak Ravikumar

3.    Mr. Padmanaban

4.    Mr. Rajni Krishnan

 

The 11th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2014 is an international one-make championship competition to crown the No. 1 rider in the ASEAN region. The riders from India will be contesting in two categories: STR15 class using the ‘YZF-R15’ street sports model and STR25 using the ‘YZF-R25’ sport model. Seventy Two riders from six participating nations (Philippines, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia) have been chosen via national qualifiers in their respective countries.

 

 

 

 

Objectives of the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE

 

The ASEAN region represents the most important market for Yamaha Motor’s motorcycle business, where major growth has been achieved through the early introduction of models equipped with automatic transmissions, fuel injection systems, etc. Among the reasons behind this success is Yamaha’s sporty brand image, the sporty designs and performance of the products introduced and the active efforts across the region to promote the spread and development of sports. Since its launch in 2003, the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE motorcycle race event has emerged as a prominent symbol of these efforts. Also, by using production models as the base race machines for this event, we aim to fulfill its objectives of strengthening the brand image, widely popularizing the race among communities across the region, developing motorcycle sports and contributing to youth development.

 

About Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd

Yamaha made its initial foray into India in 1985. In August 2001, Yamaha India became a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan (YMC). In 2008, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. entered into an agreement with YMC to become a joint-investor in India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM).

YMC has established its wholly-owned subsidiary – Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. (YMIS) in India to independently support IYM in Sales & Marketing of its products.

Presently, YMIS supports IYM to market and sell its two-wheelers including YZF-R15 Version 2.0 (150cc), Fazer (153cc), FZ-S (153cc), FZ-S FI Version 2.0 (149 cc), FZ (153cc), FZ FI Version 2.0 (149 cc), Fazer FI Version 2.0, SZ-S & SZ-RR (153cc), SS125 (123cc), YBR125 (123cc), YBR110 (106cc), Crux (106cc) and scooters Ray (113cc), Ray Z (113cc) and Alpha (113 cc) and its import portfolio VMAX (1,679cc), YZF-R1 (998cc) and FZ1 (998cc).

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TIGER WOODS RETURNS TO COMPETITIVE GOLF AT HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

TIGER WOODS RETURNS TO COMPETITIVE GOLF AT HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

 

 

WORLD’S TOP 18 PGA TOUR PLAYERS TO TEE-OFF DEC. 4 AT ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, ORLANDO, US

 

 

New Delhi, November 18, 2014: The Hero World Challenge - the premier PGA TOUR event hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation – will tee-off at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Fla., in the United States, Dec. 4-7 this year.

 

The world’s top 18 golfers, including 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, will participate in the tournament with a total prize purse of US$3.5 million.

 

Other marquee players who have confirmed participation in the tournament include Billy Horschel, Bubba Watson, Chris Kirk, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler, Steve Stricker and defending champion Zach Johnson.

 

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, is the Title Sponsorof the 72-hole, stroke play event. It is co-sponsored by the PGA TOUR and benefits the Tavistock Foundation and the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.

 

Mr. Pawan Munjal, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, said “This title sponsorship of the Hero World Challenge is reflective of Brand Hero’s rapidly expanding global footprint. We are eagerly looking forward to the Hero World Challenge as Tiger will be making his comeback to competitive golf after a long injury lay-off. Having been associated with the game in India for over two decades, and being the title sponsor of the Hero Indian Open for both men and women for several years, it is only befitting that we should be stepping on to the global arena of golf with the Hero World Challenge. This is just the beginning. Going forward, we will certainly look at further cementing this relationship.”

 

In 2013, the Tiger Woods Foundation announced the Hero World Challenge would relocate from Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Fla., in partnership with the Tavistock Group, who previously hosted the successful Tavistock Cup.

 

The Hero World Challenge will continue to raise funds and awareness for the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation and will also benefit the Tavistock Foundation.

 

Hero MotoCorp currently sells its range of motorbikes and scooters in 20 countries spread across Asia, Africa and South and Central America. By the year 2020, Hero aims to be present in 50 countries with an annual combined sales volume of 12 million units. By that year, Hero also aims to surpass the cumulative sales of 100 million two-wheelers.

 

Hero MotoCorp has been associated with sports for over two decades now. A keen golfer himself, Mr. Munjal is the Past Chairman of the Asian PGA Tour Board of Directors and the Past President of Professional Golfers Association of India (PGAI). The company also hosts the annual Hero Indian Open Golf tournament with participation from international marquee players. Hero has been sponsoring the men’s Indian Open since 2006 and the Women’s Indian Open since 2010. Hero also sponsors India’s domestic Pro Tour for women.

 

It was at the invitation of Mr. Munjal that Tiger Woods came to India on his maiden visit in February this year. Hero MotoCorp also supports its brand ambassadors and top golfers Anirban Lahiri, Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Daniel Chopra and India’s top woman professional golfer Sharmila Nicollet.

 

Hero is also one of the main partners of FIH – the apex body of global hockey, and was the title sponsor of the men’s hockey World Cup held in New Delhi in 2010.

 

Hero MotoCorp was also a Partner of the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 and Presenting Partner of the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR).

 

Hero has also had a long association with cricket for more than two decades in various capacities – as one of the Global Partners of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and as team sponsors of Delhi Daredevils and later of Mumbai Indians teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 

About the Tiger Woods Foundation

 

Where you come from shouldn’t mean failure. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, it doesn’t. Our programs break the cycle of poverty through college-access opportunities for low-income students. At Tiger Woods Learning Center campuses across the country, scholars in grades 5-12 are immersed in an interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. Here, they make the connection between school and career, while planning a road map to college. Tailored to the needs of the first-generation scholar, the Earl Woods Scholarship Program provides four-year college scholarships coupled with an unyielding support system. But we don’t stop there. Through dedicated mentors, professional development workshops and internships, our

 

one-to-one philosophy ensures the success of our students in college and beyond. See how our scholars are smashing the cycle of poverty at tigerwoodsfoundation.org and@TWFoundation.

 

About Tavistock Group & Tavistock Foundation

 

Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in hundreds of companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group’s investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. The Tavistock Foundation is dedicated to supporting communities in which Tavistock Group has significant business interests, with a focus on funding education and medical research programs. For more information, visitwww.tavistock.com.

 

About Isleworth Golf & Country Club

 

Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes, this 600-acre community has more than seven miles of shoreline and is highlighted by a championship golf course. Conceived by Arnold Palmer, designed by Ed Seay and recently enhanced by Steve Smyers, the course was built on rolling terrain and features generous, undulating and fast greens. The 18-hole course was selected as one of the Top 100 courses in the country in rankings by Travel + Leisure Golf, WSJ/Golfweek and LINKS Magazine. For information about the community, please visit www.isleworth.com or call Isleworth Realty, (407) 876-0111.

 

About PGA TOUR

 

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour,Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoam鲩ca, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.

 

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

 

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $133 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.

 

 

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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Srikanth wins maiden China Open title

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Srikanth wins maiden China Open title

Young Indian shuttler K Srikanth clinched his maiden Super Series title after defeating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the men’s singles events of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier in Fuzhou (China) on Sunday.
The 21-year-old from Andhra Pradesh showed nerves of steel to produce a dominating performance which helped him see off five-time world champion Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men’s singles final which lasted 46 minutes.

Srikanth, who won the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold last year, had finished runners-up at the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold event in Lucknow and was a quarter-finalist in this year’s Malaysian Open.

He was also a part of the Indian badminton contingent that reached the semifinals of the mixed team event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

This is the first time any Indian male shuttler has won a Super Series Premier event ever since the Super Series and Premier tournaments were introduced.





G20 SUMMIT IN BRISBANE END WITH JIBE

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US, Australia, Japan slam Russia over Ukraine

Two day summit in Brisbane, leaders of the world’s most powerful economies, was focused on economic growth later it was  overshadowed by the tension over Ukraine. US President Barack Obama and his Chinese  counterpart Xi Jinping, committed to reform measures aimed at lifting their collective growth by an extra 2.1 percent by 2018.”This will add more than $2 trillion to the global economy and create millions of jobs,” the leaders said in the summit communique.”This will add more than $2 trillion to the global economy and create millions of jobs,” the leaders said in the summit communique.

Russian President left before the official communique announcement could be seen as a snub, “But it has been the case that he himself was snubbed by Western leaders,” media reports. Frank language between two leaders, Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister, was reported to have told Putin as they shook hands to “get out of Ukraine”. According to Jason MacDonald, Harper’s spokesman, the prime minister told the Russian leader: “I guess I will shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who publicly criticised Russia, accusing it of “bullying a smaller state in Europe” and warning that Moscow would face further sanctions if it continues “destabilising Ukraine”.

“I think what has been good about this G20 is that a very clear message has  been delivered by the countries of the European Union and America to Russia about how we’re going to approach this in the months and years ahead,” Cameron told a news conference after the summit.

G20 summit in Brisbane, ended after issuing a declaration calling for sustainable and balanced economic growth through flexible monetary and fiscal policies.The leaders of 20 developed countries and emerging economies discussed the efficient use of energy and measures against climate change on the second day of the summit on Sunday.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan is helping to enhance global energy efficiency with its advanced clean-energy technology.He promised that Japan will work hard to create a fair and effective framework involving all countries to tackle global warming at next year’s COP21 conference.The G20 declaration says the global recovery is slow and uneven, and is being held back by a shortfall in demand.

Putin, in opening remarks before he left, thanked Tony Abbott for hosting the event, despite the Australian prime minister threatening to confront him over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.

The West says the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed by pro-Russian rebels, using a missile supplied by Russia. Moscow denies the charges. The plane was carrying 298 people, including 38 Australian citizens and residents.

Obama on Sunday thanked Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the people of Australia for being extraordinary hosts, calling the G20 summit in Brisbane a productive one. At a press conference at the end of the summit, Obama said the world leaders had many fruitful discussions during the course of the G20 in Brisbane.

All the G20 economies in Brisbane announced strategies to increase growth and create jobs, including new initiatives, such as building more infrastructure. The G20 leaders also made commitments that could bring another 100 million women into their collective workforce, according to Obama.

Meanwhile, Obama said G20 members took steps to fight climate change, and highlighted the recent emissions reduction pact between the United States and China.

On Ebola, Obama said the G20 members committed to helping nations in west Africa build more capacity to prevent the virus from spreading and respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.

The U.S. president said Sunday was the final day of a very productive tour that has taken him to three countries across the Asia-Pacific.

“It’s been a good week for American leadership and for American workers. We made important progress,” he said.

China to play next host to the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in 2016, the 20-member group said here on Sunday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said during Sunday’s summit that China is confident to fulfill its role as the chair of the 2016 G20 summit and a member of the three-member management troika of the year 2015 and 2017.

Unlike some other international organizations, the G20 has no permanent staff of its own. The G20 chair rotates between members, and is selected from a different regional grouping of countries each year.

The chair is part of a revolving three-member management troika of past, present and future chairs. The incumbent chair establishes a temporary secretariat for the duration of its term, which coordinates the group’s operations and organizes its meetings.
Modi on Saturday carried on with his hectic international diplomacy holding parleys with world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, over bilateral meetings and informal discussions on the fifth day of his whirlwind three-nation 10-day tour.More meetings are on the anvil during the remaining days in Australia and Fiji, where he will be making a day-long visit.It was a warm hug for Australian Premier Tony Abbott by Modi -described by the Australian media as a “standout shake” so far at the G20 summit that was distinct from the formal handshakes with the host by other world leaders.

Dressed in a black bandhgala suit, Modi narrated an anecdote to President Obama and Abbott during the G20 retreat, sharing with them the story of Chicago-based Walter Burley Griffin, the well known American architect who designed the new Australian capital Canberra and who was buried in Lucknow.

“The life of Walter Burley Griffin is a common link among USA-Australia-India which the leaders appreciated,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were also seen having a chat with Modi at the summit of the Group of 20 industrialised and major emerging economies.

“Focus on global issues,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted about this interaction.

On the fifth day of his foreign visit, Modi met French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Premier Stephen Harper and Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Spokesperson, while giving details of these meetings, said Modi had informal interactions with several world leaders, including Abbott, Obama and Prince Saud, during the course of the summit.

The informal meeting of the five-nation BRICS also saw Modi having interactions with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma.

Modi is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spain’s Premier Mariano Rajoy tomorrow.

Australian daily The Age while referring to Abbott-Modi hug: said, “The stand out shake so far has been India’s Prime Minister Modi, who gave Abbott a hug. An ‘awww’ could be heard across the media centre. There were no hugs from Abbott besties David Cameron and Stephen Harper. We repeat, no hugs.

G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, have issued a declaration calling for sustainable and balanced economic growth through flexible financial and fiscal policies.The statement says the global economic recovery has been slow and uneven and that lack of demand is holding back growth.The declaration calls on central banks to implement monetary policies that support economic recovery and to deal with deflationary pressures as needed to achieve sustainable and balanced growth.It also calls on governments to use fiscal policies flexibly while paying due attention to fiscal conditions.The declaration also says that if each country carries out a growth strategy, the G20 nations can collectively achieve GDP growth higher than the target of 2% by 2018.

Member states also agreed to set up a new organization to share the knowhow of governments, the private sector and financial institutions to boost investment in infrastructure.They also agreed on a plan for using energy efficiently. They said they will work together to set up an effective framework involving all countries to tackle global warming at the COP21 conference next year in Paris. Media agencies





Saina wins China Open

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Saina wins China Open

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the summit clash in Fuzhou (China) on Sunday.

The World No. 5 Indian prevailed over the 17-year-old Akane 21-12 22-20 in the women’s singles finals which lasted 42 minutes at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center.

This is Saina’s third title of the year as the Indian had won the Australian Super Series in June, besides clinching the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold early in the year.

In her sixth appearance in the prestigious tournament, Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge of the athletic Akane.

In the opening game, Saina led 3-1 early on and extended it to 8-4. She lost few points due to miscued strokes but the Indian managed to go into the interval with a four-point lead with the help of an angled stroke and down the line smash.

Saina controlled the shuttle and the pace of the game and forced her young rival to commit errors, opening up a healthy 14-7 lead.

Akane showed sparks of brilliance but it was not enough to threaten Saina, who moved into game point with a delicate net shot and then a disguised return to earn the bragging rights.

Akane produced a better performance in the second game. The 17-year-old was quick on her legs and bothered Saina with her straight smashes to enter the break with a slender 11-9 lead.

The closing moments of the second game turned out to be nerve-wrecking as both the shuttlers engaged in aggressive rallies before the experienced Indian clawed her way back at 14-14.

Saina mixed her strokes well to dominate the rallies but she still found it difficult to find a chink in the Japanese’s armour who returned everything that was directed at her.

At 18-18, Saina earned a point with a disguised net shot but the Indian hit one long and then missed another point to allow Akane to close in at 20-19.

However, a couple of long shots by the Japanese swung the match other way, sealing the title in the Indian’s name.





Let cities engage for devlopment : PM

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Ties between countries can prosper if states, cities engage: PM

Highlighting that India and Australia share a special bond, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said relations between countries can prosper fully if states and cities are involved in international engagements.Starting his bilateral visit to Australia on Sunday from Brisbane, Modi said that in the India-Australia partnership, Queensland had been at forefront for its contribution in powering India with its resources and research.

“We truly welcome the engagement between states and cities.That is why I am also very keen to involve states in India in our international engagements,” Modi said at a reception held in Brisbane in his honour by Campbell Newman, premier of the Australian state of Queensland.

“Brisbane has emerged as center of advanced technology. Hyderabad is known as Cyberabad. It is natural that two cities have sister-relationship. Relations between countries can prosper fully if we truly bring the engagement between states and cities,” Modi said.

Earlier in the day, Modi also unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane in his first bilateral engagement.

“There is a special bond between India and Australia. This is a symbol of values we share, the ideals we aspire to and the world we wish to build,” he said in reference to Gandhi’s statue.

Modi lauded the partnership between India and Queensland in sectors ranging from technology and research to supplying resources to India.

“Several Queensland business delegations are visiting India this year. It has emerged as major source of resources to power India’s development. It is also a major destination for Indian investment. You have supported partnership in education and skills. Queensland research universities are collaborating closely with India,” Modi said.

“The credit for the strong partnership goes to Premier Campbell Newman and Lord Mayor. Your mission to India is very productive and brought businesses and our people closer,” he said.

The Prime Minister also said this is the time to forge partnership with India because of the “welcoming environment”.

“This is an exciting moment in Indian filled with optimism and desire for change and confidence to achieve it driven by the energy and enterpriese of our youth.

“This is time to forge partnership in India. You will find a welcoming environment that makes it possible and smooth,” Modi said.

“Joint research (between India and research institutes in Queensland) will help farmers in dry areas and contribute to food security in India. Queensland fruits and vegetables are really good. There is a lot of potential to work together,” Modi said, adding that Queensland and India can learn a lot from each other in field of tourism.

Emphasising the role of Indian diaspora in strengthening the relationship between the two countries, the Prime Minister said, “They breed friendship and understanding” between the two countries.

He also congratulated Brisbane for hosting the G20 Summit. “You did and outstanding job. I know you have often lived in the shadow of Melbourne and Sydney. This week you have shown the world what a great city and host you are,” Modi said.

Godrej Properties set to host season four of the annual golf challenge   

Godrej Properties set to host season four of the annual golf challenge

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  • Participation of over 1000 golfers
  • Tees off on 15th November at Gurgaon
  • Other rounds to take place in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Bangalore and Pune
  • International Finals to be held in Bangkok

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Godrej Properties Limited (GPL) the real estate development arm of the Godrej Group is set to host the annual Godrej Properties Golf Challenge (GPGC) with its fourth edition.This year’s edition tees off at Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon on Saturday, November 15th.

 In line with the successful format that was adopted for the third edition, the tournament will feature six different golf clubs across the country including reigning national champions, Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). The winners of the two handicap categories from each city leg will be qualified to play at Bangkok and compete in the International Final scheduled to be held on January 24th.

 In a sign of the event’s burgeoning popularity, season four of the GPGC is set to witness a total participation of over 1000 golfers. Round two takes place at the Karnataka Golf Association on November 29 with the Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai slated to host round three the following day. RCGC, Qutab Golf Course in Delhi and the Oxford Golf and Country Club in Pune will host the remaining city legs on December 7, December 13 and January 10 respectively.

 The tournament, which will be managed by PMG, will follow the Stableford Points System across two handicap categories as usual: 0-12 & 13-24 (3/4 Nett Stableford Points). Any member of a participating club can play in the tournament provided they have a valid handicap from that club.

Mr. Girish Shah, EVP, Marketing & Sales, Godrej Properties, said, “When we started with the Golf Challenge, we had no idea it would be so popular and go this far. At Godrej Properties, we have always believed in engaging with customers on a personal level. This goes a long way in cementing the bond of trust that Godrej Properties as a brand has built over the years with its customers. We are really excited about the upcoming Golf Season and with this new season, we sincerely hope to continue to give our customers a unique and special experience as always.”

  About Godrej Properties Ltd.:

Godrej Properties brings the Godrej Group philosophy of innovation and excellence to the real estate industry. Each Godrej Properties development combines a 117-year legacy of excellence and trust with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. Godrej Properties is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across 9.6 million square meters (103 million square feet) in 12 cities.

Godrej Properties has always embraced the notion that collaboration is the essence of excellence. To that end, we have worked with the best designers, architects and contractors within India and around the globe to deliver imaginative and sustainable spaces. By bringing together the best talent in the global real estate sector, Godrej Properties works to create developments that will last into the future, and foresee the needs of each and every resident.

In the last 3 years, Godrej Propertie