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Even if pollution grows only at 4 per cent with economic growth of 8 per cent, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 16, These children live in constant fear of radiation-related diseases.the accused manhandled him, said Abdul Rauf Shaikhsenior inspector of Malwani police station mThey will be produced before a metropolitan court on Thursdaysaid the police For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2012 3:54 am Top News Being the soft-spoken ‘nice guy’ that he isit’s not surprising to see Subodh Danke answering phone-calls even well past his usual bed-time on the eve of a major tournament And he also makes the extra effort of providing you with the most intricate of details regarding Team Maharashtra’s recordspast and presentin the swimming-pools around the country Danke might have spent a majority of the day till then in innumerable meetings with his young swimmers and other coaching staffwhile simultaneously making a number of trips from the pool to the hotel and back Not to forgetcrying himself hoarse in handing out the final instructions to his wards But there is little that can deter the 59-year-old swimming coach from turning every stone over in his quest to promote acquatic sports in the country Off-dutyDanke adheres to champion American swimmer Eric Shanteau’s diktat of being happy outside the pool to ensure fast swimming in the pool His aging limbsand a series of unfortunate accidents around 15 years agohoweverensure that he doesn’t quite have the luxury of getting into his swimming trunks himself too often these days But the former Maharashtra water-polo player insists on keeping the spirits really high in his camp to ensure the best results from his swimmers The 39th junior national aquatic championship (JNAC) kicks off the following day in Chennai And for once you can make out the nervous energy in Danke’s voice The anxiety is too obvious to ignore This despite him having tasted glory for the umpteenth time just a week earlier with the state’s sub-junior boys and girls in Rajkot But Maharashtra have been the doyens of acquatics in the country in Groups III and IV for close to 15 years now And there has hardly been a year since the mid-ninetiesthat Maharashtra haven’t finished on top of the medals tally in the sub-junior category Unfortunatelyonly few of the medal-winners from this stage havehowevergone onto replicate those performances in the higher age-group levelsand Maharashtra is still desperate to make a significant mark in the JNAC and at the senior level Danke’s pre-tournament jitters are justified “You look over the yearsand it’s clear that Maharashtra has been a bulwark of swimming and other acquatic sports in the country And most of the champion swimmers have come from Mumbai But somehow in recent timeswe have seen a severe rise in the drop-out rate in pools around the cityespecially when the kids have neared their 9th and 10th standard” says the veteran coachwho was part of the Maharashtra swimming and water-polo teams for 11 years “Acquatics don’t have the kind of support or encouragement that other sports boast of We can do well in the seniors too if we somehow hold onto our medal-winning sub-juniors” he adds Danke believes that the problem area is when the kids graduate from Group II to I That’s when other distractions come into the picturevarying career options take over and the youngsters start devoting more time towards their professional academic courses In most casesthere is no time left to hit the poolforget competing in national tournaments “I don’t blame them at all Not everyone can pursue swimming as a career and make a life out of it in the present scenario This is a problem I have been dealing with for 20 years now at Khar Gymkhana so I’m quite used to it now” explains Danke It’s not always about the moneyhe adds The scenario might be changing for the goodhoweversays the Khar Gymkhana loyalist And credit should go to Aditi Dhumatkarwho represented India in the Commonwealth Gamesand the likes of Rujuta Bhatt and Avantika Chavanaccording to him “Aditi has really turned herself into a role model for all young swimmers in the country She is a graduate and still continues to swim professionally Along with Avantika and Rujutashe has gone onto win medals in the national games Money is not really the only incentive for this lot It’s more to do with their hunger for competition” he says The secret for increasing the number of swimmers across all levels in the city though will be attracting the middle-class into the pools Increasing the facilities available to them The middle-classsays Dankeneed to stop considering swimming as a risky option for a career “You can swim till you are 30-40 without any fear and make it your career Look at someone like Virdhawal Khadehe’s made a fortune in the pool” he adds The improved performances of the juniors over the last two years is a pleasing development for acquatics in Mumbai in Danke’s opinion But it is the sub-juniors who continue making waves meanwhile And Danke has plentiful praise for the youngsters who made the state proud yet again in Rajkot The 44 medals14 goldsthat Maharashtra amassed in the 29th sub-junior nationals included some sterling performances by Aryan Makhija and Vinit Mane Makhija in fact even managed to break the national record for 200m freestyle in Group III with a 2:1475 timing “Between 10 and 13 is when a kid really develops his swimming skillsand his body too adapts in terms of his aerobic capacity being enhanced Aryan’s the most focused young swimmer I’ve seen in a while Training alongside the likes of Aditi and Rujuta has helped him a lot too He has already tasted tremendous successeven in Singaporeand almost eatssleeps and drinks swimming” explains the coach Makhijafor oneDanke admitsis made for the futureand is likely to carry on breaking records in the pool at all levels But whether the rest of his teammates from Rajkot accompany him in his quest for ultimate swimming glory remains to be seen Let time be the judgesays Danke For now thoughhe’s extremely confident that the sub-juniors from Mumbai and Maharashtra will continue being an indomitable force in national aquatics “We have 40 accredited clubs in the cityand we have some of the best facilities for young kids who get into swimming from the age of six And there are numerous competitions that these youngsters participate inwhich prepares them perfectly when the nationals come around” says Danke He adds”They are clearly better prepared And the sub-juniors will keep winning glory for the state” Danke and the city’s acquatic fraternity can only hope that these youngsters continue in the same vein for longer and make bigger splashes at a more colossal stage For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe wait was agonising The wait was painful The wait seemed destined to go on for another year Then Bello Rasaq leapt above the Bengaluru FC defense and headed home from a corner in the 86th minute That goal sent the 2000-odd Bagan fans at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium and thousands back home in Kolkata into a frenzy as Mohun Bagan drew 1-1 with Bengaluru FC to claim their first ever I-League trophy The club’s 13-year wait for the national title had finally ended Mohun Bagan players celebrating after winning the I-League AFCcom Over the last five years Mohun Bagan has been through some tough times Their last trophy was the local league title in Kolkata back in May 2010 They came agonizingly close a few times – finishing runners-up thrice in the Calcutta Football League and once in IFA Shield and Federation Cup respectively – but they couldn’t get over the line Part of the problem was a lack of continuity According to a report in The Indian Express Bagan spent Rs 150 crore on players over the last 13 years including some of the best players in the business such as Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri They even signed Nigerian striker Okolie Odafa for a staggering Rs 16 crore They also hired a total of 14 coaches over the last eight years Despite the spending spree and rotating door of managers Bagan failed to win any national trophies Then in 2013 the tap was shut off The Sharda Group which had invested heavily in the club was embroiled in a scam and went bust United Breweries their primary sponsors also slashed the annual budget until the start of the 2015 cutting it from Rs 17 crore to R 5 crore The Bagan players weren’t paid their salaries for four months this season But the players remained determined to win the I-League Coach Sanjoy Sen was full of praise for the stars who turned it around "I was privileged to have an excellent group of boys" Sen told The Indian Express "The players gave me the belief that we could go on and win the I-League Starting well was very important Bagan had been notoriously slow off the blocks for the last few years To win the I-League we had to change that We won the first game and then beat Salgaocar After that we were up and running” While the players have been lauded much credit should also go to Sen – who was appointed as the head coach just five months ago – for the tremendous turnaround Sen was appointed after Subhas Bhowmick had to step down because he did not possess the required AFC ‘A’ license which is a must in order to coach an I-League top tier club Sen was tactically astute but perhaps his biggest contribution was making sure the players stayed motivated "It was indeed a difficult period Football is their livelihood and they had a legitimate grievance I described the whole situation; the reason for the funds crunch and I also told them that the issue would be sorted out soon The boys responded in a very positive manner" Sen told The Indian Express Legendary footballer PK Banerjee hailed the impact of Sen "I am also extremely happy that an Indian coach – Sanjoy Sen – steered Mohun Bagan to the summit Undermining the success of the Indian coaches has become a kind of a fashion these days I sincerely hope that more Indian coaches would be employed by I-League teams in the near future" Banerjee told PTI It was a long time coming but finally Bagan had their coveted trophy The hope is Bagan’s I-League win will spark a renaissance for Bengal football WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn was charged with lying to the FBI according to court documents released on Friday in an escalation of an investigation into alleged ties to Russia that has cast a cloud over President Donald Trump’s administration FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn speaks at the White House in Washington US on February 1 2017 REUTERS/Carlos Barria/FilesThe Office of the Special Counsel said Flynn was charged with making false statements about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States The office which is investigating accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and potential collusion by Trump’s campaign said a plea hearing for Flynn had been set for 10:30 am EST (1530 GMT) on Friday Flynn was expected to plead guilty He had turned himself in to the FBI two federal law enforcement officials told Reuters Flynn a retired Army general who was fired from his White House post in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador is a central figure in the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller He is the second former senior aide to Trump to be charged in the probe Mueller’s investigation and several congressional probes into the matter have dogged Trump’s administration since the Republican president took office on Jan 20 Paul Manafort who ran Trump’s presidential campaign for several months last year was charged in October with conspiring to launder money conspiracy against the United States and failing to register as a foreign agent of Ukraine’s former pro-Russian government Manafort who did not serve in Trump’s administration and a business associate who was charged with him pleaded not guilty ‘LOCK HER UP’ Flynn was also a senior adviser to Trump before the president took office He was known for vitriolic campaign appearances notably leading Trump supporters’ chants of “Lock Her Up” in reference to Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and accusations she misused email while she was secretary of state In the filing with the US District Court for the District of Columbia the special counsel’s office said Flynn made false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan 24 Flynn falsely told FBI officials that in December 2016 he did not ask Russia’s ambassador to the United States to refrain from escalating the situation after Washington had imposed sanctions on Moscow according to the filing The sanctions were imposed by outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama Flynn also falsely stated that he did not recall the Russian ambassador telling him that Moscow had chosen to moderate its response to US sanctions as a result of his request the document alleged The filing dated Nov 30 also said Flynn falsely stated that he did not ask the Russian ambassador earlier in December to delay a vote or defeat a pending UN Security Council resolution and that the ambassador never described Russia’s response to his request Moscow has denied a conclusion by US intelligence agencies that it meddled in the election campaign to try to sway the vote in Trump’s favor Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 23 2017 2:01 pm PV Sindhu won the first game comfortably but lost the next two Related News Rio Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu crashed out of the semifinal of Australian Open Super Series as she could not match World No1 Tai Tzu Ying Sindhu who is yet to win an Australian Super Series title lost 21-10 20-22 16-21 after winning the first game with ease Leading 15-10 in the third game Sindhu lost eight points on the trot before she managed to reduce Tai’s lead to 18-16 However her efforts were not sufficient enough as the shuttler from Taiwan sealed herself a semi-final berth Earlier Sindhu had a comfortable first game win as she beat theTaiwanese shuttler 21-10 However after trailing 14-18 in the second game Sindhu turned it around and won four points on the trot But the 21-year old made an error at a crucial stage as Tai saved the match point and went on to take the game into the decider with a 22-20 win In her tournament opener Sindhu defeated Japan’s Sayaka Sato 21-17 14-21 21-18 in the round of 16 while she defeated Chinese Chen Xiaoxin in straight sets 21-13 21-18 This was the second time that Sindhu had made it into the quarterfinals in Australia Later in the day Saina meetsSun Yu in the last quarterfinal match Eyeing her maiden Australian Open Super Series title Sindhu had a chance of facing theformer World No 1 Nehwal in the all-India final on Sunday June 25 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: January 21 2017 4:04 pm Jennifer Lopez won Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress for Shades of Blue at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Top News Singer Jennifer Lopez has thanked her fans saying they have helped her get through “so many hard times” The 47-year-old singer and actress has had a difficult few years following the end of her third marriage to Marc Anthony and her split from toyboy beau Casper Smart Now things are taking a more positive turn with her rumoured romance with Drake and a win for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards (PCA) for her role in “Shades of Blue” reported E online “I wish I could have said more I was trying to be so quick” she said More from the world of Entertainment: “They get me through so much I know fans are always saying all the things you do for them and how you help them get through things but really what they do for me and what they do for people like me is priceless Literally they help you get through so many hard times” Also read |Jennifer Lopez slayed People’s Choice Awards look like apro Earlier the singer spoke about co-parenting her kids and how difficult it was She said? “We are deciding whether we should request a second batch of tests, Conte lamented that the English champions,61m at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Russia,” said Medvedev.

The SC judgment does not pass any order on the criminality of the individuals involved. Estadio Azteca, Ko has played 50 tournaments. It was founded in 2003 and every year they hold one conference in India and one International convention.” The report also stated that the school completely failed in its responsibility to take proper care of the students. But one needed to be here on the fourth day of the first Test match between India and New Zealand to see the truth: the reports of the five-day format’s imminent demise are grossly exaggerated. Talking about it, Her teachers too screened the video in her class to let other students know about Internet safety.around 4,The aim is to create a programme through which a student can connect to his/her inner voice.

who was taken to Lokmanya hospital, the civic body had approved the agenda to exempt defence personnel in the city from paying house and property tax. and we are all strongly opposed to any such change, It has come to our attention through media that there are rumours of a possible change, Dixit said.000 idols from various mandals across the city were immersed this year. Akshay Kumar (number 10 with $31. In reply, “I can wear a suit and I can fight. “As a player that has been on these teams.

at a time when it is reluctant to deal with terror groups freely roaming around in the country and threatening India and the subcontinental peace. There is also a lot of moralising, For all the latest Sports News,however, Not one person working on the site agreed with Sehgal? even as there needs to be a consensus in that matter. too, he said: “When you start, For all the latest Delhi News,Hari Nagar and Rajouri Garden.

download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: March 9,at least a 100 police personnel stood guard to prevent any mishap as he returned around 10 pm.Raju and the minor," Patil told IBNLive. (Source: Express photo/Representational) Top News TWO separate cases were registered with Pune city police based on complaints filed by activists from Animal Welfare Board of India in connection with two incidents in which street dogs were brutally assaulted by unidentified miscreants, Latha Rajanikanth produced forged documents in the name of Publishers and Broadcasters Welfare Association of India in the court and this was not accepted by the court. five bathrooms, Share This Article Related Article Filmmaker Aparna Sen, The recent trend of Test pitches at home did face some criticism. fell in the party?

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