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s best. the arrested accused,9 billion Facebook users, but .” Her leg had been in tumult Lunging on the knee a 100 times a day in practice typically leads to a pull on the bone The bone in self-preservation strengthens itself – except in Saina’s case it grew more than it should have and literally chipped off inside the knee “People casually said she was under pressure and she choked It was a torrid time” Kashyap recalls Fitness levels in badminton have gone through the roof matches are routinely 1 hour-long and the taxing schedule means no one’s immune to walking wounded on shuttle courts in women’s singles Saina was uncharacteristically not prone to injury in her first few years – leading to 10 Super Series titles and medals at every major The entire Chinese pack too was felled by injuries in Olympics year Carolina Marin Xuerui Li Ratchanok have all faced injury troubles – most others play with both knees strapped at all times Nehwal had played the 2015 World Championship finals with a groin strain – another painful episode though Heath Matthews has never heard her reel off an excuse of injury after a loss “For a professional athlete Olympics is the pinnacle and Saina had been World No 1 in between the two Games and was looking forward to Rio She tried to play through it but it came as a big blow But there’s nothing she loves more than badminton and though her character has been tested this last one year and she’s lost close matches to players she can’t tangibly understand how and kept her belief through a long rehab there’s not a doubt that she’s on the cusp of a good year now” Matthews says Some unconventional resistance work has gone into improving her speed which will paper over the age-obstacle that’ll get thrown at her often “27 is not old and I’m not considering her age at all She’s moving much better now and we are going to take her speed to a level where she puts her younger opponents under time pressure” he adds Saina somewhat specialised in rattling her opponents even when she first entered the circuit at 16 – though her chosen weapon was power It’s the speed that they plan to prop up now Saina’s team is keen that she doesn’t alter her game drastically to compensate for her surgery and she’s begun pushing her knee as confidence has returned to her lunging stride While Vimal insists that her tactics and shot selection leave much to be desired – the last year has indeed been a learning curve in dealing with the reality that it’s not easy to return and resume winning like before With much grieving of losses he insists that Saina realised she’s far away from getting to the top again though the enjoyment she derived from court sessions remained undiminished Viren Rasquinha whose OGQ have backed her all these years was in Bangalore in Saina’s last week of training Though he’s noticed the beginnings of an ability to switch on-switch off – rare for the intense athlete who’s always had to be pulled back from over-training – he was pleased with the familiar Saina sight “After a 3-hour-long session everyone was bending down exhausted hands on hips She walked up to Vimal Sir and asked ‘What’s next’” One key reason why Saina’s team believes she’s still some time away from entirely reinventing her game is because she is yet to see the results of playing with 100 percent fitness They reckon she’s been operating at 80 per cent and once she hits the high notes she’ll be able to regain her lost form Saina herself is believed to still feel the rush when she moves freely and when she can train without getting tired though the losses have hurt “If you reach peak fitness and still the game’s not working for you then we can start thinking of reinventing” says a key member of her support staff Saina needs to learn a couple of difficult don’ts – don’t worry about rankings don’t peak for smaller tournaments “Some people find it tough to hold back But she’s smart enough to learn this eventually” Kashyap says There’s a sneaking feeling amongst those detached from her immediate circle that she’s looking for luck hoping something external conspires to make things work again “She needs a couple of changes to her team What she’s doing isn’t working entirely Even their best intention might not prove good enough” says a former player who adds that though motivation is never a problem with her the small details are not in place to reach the top of the world again Some others believe that the time is right for her to go easy on herself “She needs to chill a bit tweak a few things but stop comparing her to herself of some years ago” says former international Aparna Popat “She has nothing to prove to anyone Someone needs to tell her that nobody can take away what she’s achieved and she will always be considered the path-breaker What we now want to see is Saina enjoying herself on court She’s taken the burden for 10 years now if she can play freely she’ll win much more” she says There’s those that believe that anything from now is a bonus and Saina will never be able to win solely on ‘fitness’ again hence the need to revamp her game like Federer and then there’s others who feel that urgency is important in addressing her fitness program because it’s only going to get tougher from here For every Federer dream run there’s the Usain Bolt stumble for those pushing their luck There’s consensus that Saina doesn’t need to charge into all 12 Super Series with the intent of winning them all and should pace herself for the big titles No one spoken to for this story expressed a single doubt that Saina ever lacks in commitment when in training or in a match “It’s easy for all of us to tell her But Saina hates losing and wants to play well at all times I dont want to change that mentality Though I don’t want her to have major ambitions for the next 6 months she should know she can win titles and beat anybody” Vimal says Some combats are set up for sporting immortals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 25 2017 3:08 pm Deepika Padukone is busy shooting for Padmavati hence she won’t be walking on the red carpet of Cannes Related News Actress Deepika Padukone says she is not walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 as she is busy with her forthcoming film Padmavati Deepika recently bagged an international endorsement deal with cosmetic giant L’Oreal as the Indian face of one of its beauty and skin care brand There were reports that Deepika who joins other brand ambassador of L’Oreal Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor was to represent the brand at the annual international festival From cosmetics airlines to mobile companies all companies want her on its side The popularity that she has gained throughout the years with her performances has made her a sought after face in the ad world too When asked if she is attending the festival Deepika told reporters “No Right now all my energies are focused on Padmavati She was speaking at the red carpet event of HT Style Awards here last night Deepika who won an award at the event says “It feels amazing to win award This is a style award and it goes to everyone who work behind the scenes – be it the stylist or hair and make up artist or even our directors It’s a combination of things and your own personality I think each one of us have a specific style” Also read:Deepika Padukone has highest number of brand endorsements in India after replacing SonamKapoor The actor who recently made her foray into Hollywood with xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel has become the Indian actor with the highest brand endorsements in her kitty Deepika who recently became the brand ambassador of a mobile company after replacing Sonam Kapoor now has 18 brands in her kitty\ With inputs from PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sanjay Nirupam | Updated: March 5 2015 10:42 am The prevalent poverty and illiteracy in the Muslim community is largely responsible for its higher population growth Related News It is of great concern that the BJP rakes up issues that suit its vote-bank politics and can polarise voters During the Jana Sangh days SP Mookerjee disputed Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir This was followed by the issues of cow slaughter and common civil code In the late 1980s the BJP vowed to build a temple at the birthplace of Ram which created unprecedented communal tension This was used for political benefit and then discarded post-elections The question of conversion and “love jihad” are the BJP’s latest ammunition Whether these new issues have political potential or not will be understood in 2017 when Uttar Pradesh holds its next assembly election However these are likely to lose steam by the time the 2019 general elections are announced To pre-empt this the BJP and Sangh Parivar have been looking for a new issue They have zeroed in on Census 2011’s data on religion It is a time-bomb waiting to explode Sensing its potential Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh mischievously leaked the report’s highlights to coincide with the Delhi Assembly election campaign The home minister further announced that the census’s data on religion would be released soon The question is why What was the hurry for such sensitive information to be leaked on the eve of the Delhi polls The motive is easily discernible First BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj and then a shankaracharya made a strong pitch to increase the Hindu population’s growth rate Both separately asked Hindu women to give birth to four to 10 children It is evident that this is part of the Sangh’s well-planned agenda for future political action Their new drumbeats relate to the Muslim population in India growing faster than the Hindu population creating a feeling of insecurity in the majority community It may be a matter of fact but there are reasons that the Sangh would never like to understand nor explain Share This Article Related Article While analysing the reasons for the disproportionate population growth of both communities one must not forget that this symptom was first identified and strongly underlined by the Sachar committee in 2006 The committee was appointed by the Congress-led UPA government in 2005 to “obtain relevant information and conduct a literature survey on the relative social economic and educational status of Muslims in India at the state region and district level” While recommending measures to uplift the status of Muslims in India the committee concluded that “[in] India population of all major religions have [sic] experienced large growth in the recent past but the growth among Muslims has been higher than average” Quoting home ministry sources and the home minister himself some newspapers have peered into the yet-to-be released Census 2011 religion data The report says “The share of Hindus in India has shown the sharpest dip in a decade since Independence and has dropped below 80 per cent” It further says “The 2011 religion census data also shows that the share of Muslims in the population has risen 80 basis points from 134 per cent in 2001 to 142 per cent with some border states showing a high increase The decadal increase in share however is lower than the 17 percentage points increase registered in the previous decade 1991-2001” India’s census is conducted by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner which works under the home ministry Its mandate is only to compile data and release it It does not analyse the reasons behind the changes The Sachar committee did this job extensively and underlined unambiguously that Muslims are far more backward than Hindus in every respect particularly on socioeconomic and educational fronts The prevalent poverty and illiteracy in the Muslim community is largely responsible for its higher population growth Economic advances generally check the unbridled growth of population in any community The Hindu community is the best proof of this theory Population explosion was much talked about in the 1970s and 1980s A number of awareness schemes to downsize the family were launched by the Union government These were supplemented by the government with measures to increase literacy and prosperity The Hindu community and other minorities grabbed these opportunities and benefited Muslims unfortunately were left behind This is evident from the fact that the population growth rate of Muslims in the second last decade was higher than that in the last decade The religion data of Census 2011 clearly states this This means that between 2001-11 the pace of economic and educational growth among Muslims has picked up If this pace keeps up the BJP will have to find other issues to play communal politics with Despite the obvious silver-lining of the population control programme the BJP is bound to play up an imaginary threat to the majority community and call for larger families ignoring that the government it is heading at the Centre is running a robust family planning programme whose achievements are commendable For example the fertility rate in India has gone down from 57 in 1966 to 35 in 1997 and 27 in 2009 Similarly contraceptive use among married women has more than tripled from 13 per cent in 1970 to 48 per cent in 2009 The directive principle for the 12th Five Year Plan is: “Family planning shall be a central part of our efforts to ensure universal access to health” India is able to prevent approximately 16 million births every year through its family planning programme Does the BJP want to reverse this Instead the government should revisit the recommendations of the Sachar committee report to focus on the uplift of the Muslim community I commend the UPA’s decision to set up the committee But the extensive sarkari programme for the welfare of Muslims could not be fully implemented due to the lack of coordination between the Union and state governments If the BJP and the new regime in Delhi are afraid that Hindus will become a minority the best way to scuttle that imaginary scenario is to implement the recommendations of the Sachar committee aggressively Muslims particularly those belonging to the middle- and lower-middle class segments are willing to join the mainstream lifestyle They prefer to send their children to better schools and are queueing for jobs An upgrade to their lifestyle will encourage them to downsize their families The new Muslim youth practise monogamy Can the BJP recognise this trend among Muslims and abandon the idea of killing the beautiful concept of “chhota parivar sukhi parivar” The writer is a former MP and senior Congress leader For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Milan | Updated: October 15 2017 11:37 am Juventus suffered their first home defeat in Serie A in more than two years (Source: AP) Top News Lazio ended Juventus’s two-year unbeaten home record in all competitions with a 2-1 win after Paulo Dybala missed a stoppage-time penalty awarded with the help of the video assistant on Saturday The defeat meant that titleholders Juventus dropped five points behind leaders Napoli who won their eighth straight game by beating bitter rivals AS Roma 1-0 away with a Lorenzo Insigne goal although last season’s runners-up hit the woodwork twice Ciro Immobile scored twice early in the second half for Lazio the second goal a penalty after Douglas Costa had given the champions a halftime lead Juve’s last home defeat was against Udinese in August 2015 and they have since been unbeaten at their own stadium for 57 matches including 41 in Serie A There was extraordinary drama in stoppage time when Dybala hit the foot of the post and before Juve were awarded a penalty Lazio substitute Gil Patric clattered into Federico Bernardeschi and although he touched the ball he also raised his leg and upended the Juventus player The tackle led to scuffles between players while referee Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni consulted the video assistant before pointing to the spot amid furious Lazio protests However Dybala’s effort with the last kick of the match was brilliantly saved by Thomas Strakosha Juve’s first league defeat of the season left them on 19 points from eight games level with Inter Milan and Lazio while Napoli have 24 Costa put Juventus ahead in the 23rd minute from a rebound after Strakosha parried Sami Khedira’s header the goal being confirmed after the referee consulted the VAR Juventus nearly got another in an odd incident when Strakosha’s clearance off his line hit Gonzalo Higuain and rebounded on to the crossbar from point-blank range Immobile levelled two minutes into the second half after a one-two with Luis Alberto then won and converted a penalty seven minutes later after he was upended by Buffon for his eleventh league goal of the season “We have to avoid these lapses in concentration” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri whose side are aiming for a seventh successive title “To win the championship we have to fight all the way” Insigne scored Napoli’s winner after 20 minutes with a cool finish after the ball rebounded to him off a Roma player Roma pressed desperately for an equaliser in the final 20 minutes and Federico Fazio had a header tipped on to the post by Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina before Edin Dzeko saw another header bounce off the top of the crossbar For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newswhen a concert featuring Master Krushnarao (Krushnaji Ganesh Phulambikar), two slowest, But the runners who followed the scientists’ plan and consumed far more carbohydrates finished about 10 minutes faster, SP has replaced its candidate from Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur seat. On July 12, as Rahane was kept out of the XI.
collector Panchmahals will replace Sehra as new collector of Vadodara.