Chouhan makes light of Congress alliance moves

first_imgMaking light of the Congress’ efforts to cobble up pre-poll tie-ups in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday that outfits that allied with the grand old party have suffered destruction.“The Congress is a ‘dhokhebaj’ (deceitful) party. Those who had formed an alliance with the Congress had invited destruction [upon them],” Mr. Chouhan said at Maihar in Satna district, around 450 km from Bhopal, from where he launched the second leg of his ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’.The Chief Minister was reacting to the Congress’ efforts to stitch an alliance with parties such as the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party ahead of Assembly elections due later this year.‘Remember history’“You must remember that the Congress had pulled down the Chaudhary Charan Singh government within four months and humiliated him. The Congress did the same with I.K. Gujral and H.D. Deve Gowda [former Prime Ministers],” he said.Before launching the second leg of the yatra that would cover Bundelkhand, Mahakaushal and Vindhya regions, the Chief Minister, who has been helming the State since November 2005, paid obeisance at the Maa Sharada temple in Maihar.The first leg of the 75-day yatra was flagged off by BJP president Amit Shah on July 14 from Ujjain after offering prayers at the Mahakaleshwar temple.Two vehicles have been converted into chariots for the yatra. One of the chariots is being used in central Madhya Pradesh, Malwa and Nimar regions which were covered in the first leg of the yatra, the other chariot is meant for Bundelkhand, Mahakaushal and Vindhya regions.Mr. Chouhan had embarked on a similar yatra ahead of the Assembly polls in 2008 and 2013.The opposition Congress, which has been out of power since 2003, has been trying to forge ties with BSP and SP.State unit Congress president Kamal Nath had announced that his party was ready to align with like-minded parties, especially the BSP, ahead of polls to unseat the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh.He had met BSP chief Mayawati in Delhi recently.last_img read more

Injury forces Saina out of Indian Open

first_imgAn ankle injury forced Saina Nehwal to pull out of the Indian Open badminton championships, which got underway in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The Indian ace experienced pain in her right ankle after a practice session in the morning and subsequently withdrew.Saina confirmed that she had experienced pain on Wednesday. “Everytime I stretched on my right side, I felt a slight pain. I consulted Kiran Kumar (physiotherapist) and Pullela Gopi Chand sir and they were of the view that I should pull out,” said Saina.Saina added she had experienced similar pain in the third game of the Hong Kong Super Series final on Sunday, where she emerged victorious. ” I had felt the same pain when I was leading 17- 14 against Wang Shixian. But I continued as I was so close to winning,” she said.Speaking to Mail Today, Kiran Kumar said the injury was not serious. “It is not at all a serious injury. But then, seeing the tight schedule that she has ivn the coming year, we thought it was better not to take a chance,” he said.Elaborating on the injury, Kiran said Saina’s subtalar joint was at the root of the problem. ” One needs some massage and rest. I saw her ankle and felt that she needed at least a week’s break. Conversely, had she played, the injury could have been aggravated. It would have also put her out of action for five to six weeks,” Kiran Kumar said.But the bigger issue is with that with five to six weeks being the recovery period for her, the Indian ace is certain to miss the Super Series finals that are slated to be held in Taipei from January 5.advertisementWhen asked whether Saina would be able to play in the Taipei event, Kiran felt her chances were ” not too bright”. For his part, chief coach Gopi Chand said Saina was keen to participate but was prevented from going ahead. ” We did not want to take any risk by playing her here,” he said.Meanwhile, C Punnaiah Choudhary, the tournament secretary, admitted that Saina’s pull out came as a big disappointment.”The organisers and local fans were all hoping to see their star player win.Unfortunately that will not happen now,” he said.He also said that Saina will be fined for pulling out after the tournament had started. ” She will have to cough up the penalty of $ 250 for withdrawing so late,” Choudhary said.last_img read more

Salah: I’m proud to be compared to Messi and Ronaldo

first_imgLiverpool Salah: I’m proud to be compared to Messi and Ronaldo Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 19:15 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mohamed Salah Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Mohamed Salah Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League African All Stars The 25-year-old has enjoyed a record-breaking season at Anfield but says the Champions League final is not all about him and the Ballon d’Or winner Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah admits that he “feels great” to have been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi this season.The 25-year-old has enjoyed a staggering debut season with Jurgen Klopp’s side, which will come to a conclusion on Saturday when they contest the Champions League final against Real Madrid.Salah has set a new benchmark in terms of goals in a Premier League season, netting 32 in 36 appearances, and has been one of the sensations of the last year – and it is a situation that he says he thrives upon. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I feel great about the numbers,” he told BT Sport. “Everyone is talking about Ronaldo and Messi because they’ve been at that level of 15/13 years so I’m proud to see myself compared to them.”Meanwhile, he has downplayed the prospect of the clash in Kiev being little more than a duel between himself and Ronaldo, with both firmly in contention to win the Ballon d’Or at the end of the year. “It’s the final game, it’s not about Salah or Ronaldo, it’s about the clubs,” he pointed out. “I want to make everyone proud, I want to make everyone in the city happy, in Egypt, over the world. I just need to think about the game, nothing else, just do my job.”Ronaldo, meanwhile, argued that he is “completely different” to Salah and should, therefore, not be compared to him.Salah has scored 44 goals in all competitions so far this season, including 10 in the Champions League, having turned out for the Reds 51 times. Moreover, he has created a further 16.His efforts saw him claim numerous individual honours in England, where he was given both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards.Such is the widespread popularity that the former Roma forward holds, his boots were put on display in the British Museum last week due to the iconic status the player holds across the Arab world. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Jet Airways pilots heave sigh of relief as Korean Air comes to

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:02Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:02?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Courtesy: Jet AirwaysGiving a brief respite to Jet Airways pilots, Korean Air will hold a two-day job fair in New Delhi on May 24 and 25. The main aim of the job fair is to hire Jet Airways pilots who were laid off when the carrier suspended their operations earlier this month.Korean Air is looking to hire at least 300 pilots of all ranks to fly their Boeing 777-300s.”The road show is a kind of job fair for pilots. The executives from Korean Air would brief us about their requirements. The job fair is being held in both Delhi and Mumbai,” a senior pilot was quoted as saying by IANS.The pilots hired would by flying Korean Air aircraft which connect 124 cities in 44 countries. The company owns 167 aircraft, including Boeing and Airbus.”The information sessions are important to understand growth prospects, routes flown, home base rotation etc. It will be conducted by the Korean expat cell who will be handling the Jet Airways pilots as well,” a mail addressed to pilots read.National Aviators Guild’s vice-president Captain Asim Valiani said that while he is relieved that Korean Air is hiring and giving pilots a relief, he still hopes that Jet Airways will be revived.He said, “We are waiting for the outcome (of the banks-led stake sale process for Jet Airways). We have three months window to join a new airline so we are waiting.”After the grounding of Jet Airways, many pilots have joined SpiceJet, Indigo and GoAir, Air India and Vistara.center_img Naresh Goyal quits as Jet Airways chairman, stake slashed to 25%last_img read more

This Site Wants to Help You Make Startup Friends While You Travel

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read Say you’re visiting a new city to meet a client or scout out a business location. In the past, you might have spent hours searching your network, trying to find someone to show you the lay of the land. But with the free service Startuptravels, the work is done for you with a few clicks.  That was the impetus for Anders Hasselstrøm’s project. The Copenhagen-based tech entrepreneur often traveled to Scotland on business. Last summer he seized on the idea that there was potential to up the value of those visits. “I was traveling back and forth twice a month, and I realized I should connect with entrepreneurs while I was spending so much time there,” he says. Unfortunately, Hasselstrøm couldn’t find a simple, online way to do that. “I reached out to other entrepreneurs I knew and found they were having the same issue.” His goal was to develop a service that connected visiting entrepreneurs with fellow businesspeople based in the city. The traveler could ask to grab a coffee, request an introduction to another entrepreneur, or ask for help finding local vendors or resources for a project. He or she could even barter for office space or a place to stay during the trip.To further hone the idea, Hasselstrøm connected with developers Henrik Haugbølle and Rasmus Frandsen. The three surveyed every other entrepreneur they knew—more than 250 in all—to find out their travel patterns and needs. Among the suggestions for the network was to base users’ profiles on their LinkedIn page. In practice, Startuptravels users register on the site using their LinkedIn login, and their profiles, work histories and other details automatically transfer over. The info can then be modified with useful tags like “Early Entrepreneur” and “Investor.” As soon as someone decides where and when to travel, he or she can look up locals to meet during specific dates. As more people join the site, Startuptravels’ algorithm will weed through the listings to suggest entrepreneurs with similar backgrounds and interests. Still in beta since launching in October, Startuptravels now counts nearly 3,000 active users in 120 countries. Hasselstrøm’s reliance on a community of developers to build the site saved costs and time, and created a built-in set of evangelists to promote the service. “Our co-developers were the guys who fit the archetype of our website’s persona,” Hasselstrøm says. “They are power users who are willing to give their time, office space and perhaps a spare couch to make the service valuable to fellow entrepreneurs.” Why the name Startuptravels instead of something with broader appeal? Hasselstrøm says the point was to make the service relevant to entrepreneurs at a specific stage in their careers. It also doesn’t hurt that the startup community is, by his thinking, the cool place to be right now. “Our network wouldn’t have been as valuable five or even two years ago, but today the startup economy is booming worldwide,” he says. “Startup people are the new rock stars, so now it’s not uncommon for people to identify as such. Startups now have much more value, not only in the number of people who are involved in [them], but in the respect for the word startup itself.”  March 11, 2015 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the March 2015 issue of Start Up. Subscribe »last_img read more