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India has submitted a written statement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in support of Mauritius’s demand for sovereignty over Chagos Archipelago from Britain.Sources told The Wire that New Delhi submitted its statement on the Chagos question to The Hague-based ICJ on February 28, a day before the deadline.The ICJ was asked by the UN General Assembly to give its advisory opinion on whether UK’s continuing possession of Chagos was in violation of international law. The General Assembly had agreed through a resolution on June 22, 2017 to refer two questions to the UN’s main judicial organ to give their advisory opinion. India was one of the 94 countries that voted in favour of the resolution.Read it at The Wire Related Items
With the exception of notable figures such as Swami Vivekananda, most assume that yoga arrived in the United States in earnest during the late 1960s, when the opening up of immigration laws to allow Asians into the country coincided with the flowering of a hippie counterculture that looked to India as a source of mystic wisdom. There was, however, a vibrant world of American yoga during the early 20th century, and it flourished because earlier immigration policy succeeded not in keeping Indian immigrants out of the United States as much as keeping them in.Read it at Scroll Related Items
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For the eighth consecutive year, India sent the largest number of foreign students to the United States, topping 100,000 for the first time for any country, according to the 2009 annual report of the Institute of International Education Open Doors.Texas (11,987) has the largest Indian student population, followed by California (11,462) and New York (10,716). However, the proportion of Indians in the foreign student body is highest in Connecticut (30%), followed by New Jersey (24%) and Alabama (23%). Indians are the leading foreign student group in 17 states and the second largest group in 14 others. Indeed, they are among the top 5 foreign student groups in all but four states (West Virginia, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska).The institute does not report country breakdowns for individual universities, but the University of Southern California had the largest number of foreign students (7,482), followed by New York University and Columbia University.There is little reciprocal interest in Indian education in the United States. India ranks as the 17th most popular choice among U.S. students studying abroad. Even though India experienced the greatest growth in U.S. student enrollment (20 percent) between 2007 to 2008, just 1.2 percent of the U.S. students in study abroad programs headed to India, a quarter those selecting China. The United Kingdom, Italy and Spain are the most popular destinations for U.S. students, according to Open Doors.Statewide Distribution of Indian Students StateIndian StudentsPercent of TotalState Rank Foreign Students Texas1198720.61California1146212.33New York1071614.32Illinois642621.51Pennsylvania503818.31Ohio449721.71Massachusetts429712.72Michigan389716.52Florida382912.61New Jersey356324.11Indiana309518.12Connecticut270029.51North Carolina264021.61Georgia238417.01Virginia222015.21Arizona207119.21Missouri183916.32Maryland183612.92Alabama158823.31Louisiana134821.71Minnesota126911.72Oklahoma117613.91Kansas117013.52Iowa110912.32Kentucky96620.31Wisconsin90810.53Colorado74110.83Tennessee68812.12South Carolina67016.91District of Columbia6457.63Washington5743.69Mississippi56721.92New Mexico46917.91Arkansas43913.11Oregon4326.55North Dakota41215.83Rhode Island407 Related ItemsLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Bigger India Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Virginia Brewery Apologizes For Beer Sharing Name With Hindu DeityA Virginia brewery has apologized for a beer that shares its name with a Hindu deity. Olde Salem… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Easier E-visa For Business Trip To IndiaIn a bid to make it easier for foreign nationals to visit India for business trips, the government… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019The Rise Of The NRI, The Influential Non-voterIn 1936, Radhakamal Mukerjee, a famous Lucknow-based social scientist, wrote a book titled Migrant Asia that contained an… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Why India Refuses To Sign On To US Plans For Overseas Regime ChangeThe India-US embrace today is much tighter than it was in 2001, in the chaotic days after the… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019How The Escalating Crisis Between India And Pakistan Threatens The USAs the world’s largest democracy gears up for a national election, India is facing a dramatic rise in… Featured Darjeeling’s Tea Gardens Limp Back IFFLA: Independence, Longevity, and Community Art Is Taking Young Entrepreneurs Abroad, Journey Of Three Young Artists Cluster of Harassment Claims in Bollywood and Elsewhere Startles India Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Editors Selection Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Out of Chaos, Trump Reshapes Immigration Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move Braving Harvey 15 Largest Gifts by Indian Philanthropists in the United States HomeNRIExpatsLifeEntertainmentPoliticsCrimeBusinessTravelMagazineBigger IndiaAdvertisingHomeAbout UsAdvertisingWritersJobsSubscribeContact UsFeedbackArtsBollywoodBooksBusinessCrimeData FileEducationEntertainmentExpatsFoodGo FigureHealthImmigrationiSpyLifeMagazineNRIOpinionPhotographyPoliticsRaceMultimediaReligionScienceSportsTechnologyTravelYouthArchivesApril 2019February 2019January 2019December 2018November 2018See Older Posts…
The Janata Dal (United), headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has become a recognised State party in Arunachal Pradesh, the Election Commission has said. The JD(U) won seven Seats in the 60-member Assembly of the north eastern State, next only to the ruling BJP which bagged 41 Seats and secured a majority.“The Janata Dal (United) is now a recognised State party in the States of Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar,” a statement from the Election Commission said on Friday. The Party will also be able to use its symbol arrow in Arunachal Pradesh, the statement added. The JD(U) shares power with the BJP and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party in Bihar. After its success in Arunachal Pradesh, the JD(U) national general secretary K.C. Tyagi had said, “The tally entitles us to the status of the main Opposition party. But we will offer full support to the BJP government” in that State.“Even if we get the Opposition party status, we will be a friendly Opposition,” Mr. Tyagi had made it clear.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reaffirmed his personal connection with Amethi on his maiden visit to the Uttar Pradesh constituency after suffering a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha election.“I am happy to be in Amethi. It feels like coming home,” he tweeted.Earlier, addressing Congress workers at the Gauriganj Guesthouse in Amethi, Mr. Gandhi assured them that though he was elected MP for Wayanad in Kerala, he would not abandon the U.P. constituency and would continue to visit it.“Don’t think that Rahul Gandhi is not yours,” he told them in an indoor meeting.He said he would continue to raise the shortcomings of the Union and the State governments regarding Amethi in the Lok Sabha.Mr. Gandhi explained to the workers that it was his responsibility to develop Wayanad, but he would also give time to Amethi.“Don’t you think I won’t come here. I will keep coming here,” he said to loud claps from party workers.The Congress leader advised his party workers to start doing the job of the Opposition in the constituency. Referring to corruption and the state of the economy and trade, he said there was no shortage of issues. “It is more fun doing the work of the Opposition. It’s easier,” Mr. Gandhi said in a lighter vein.Sarvesh Singh, who was the chairman of the Congress election committee in Amethi, said the meeting lasted two hours and was attended by over 1,200 people.Mr. Singh said that while there was no discussion on the factors behind his defeat, Mr. Gandhi told the workers that there may have been “shortcomings” from both ends, his and the workers, leading to the defeat. Victory and defeat are a part of life, he told the workers.Mr. Gandhi ignored the workers’ requests to continue as party president, Mr. Singh said.
The candidates of Congress, BJP and its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party filed their nomination papers on Monday for the upcoming by-elections to Khinvsar and Mandawa Assembly seats in Rajasthan, setting the stage for a keen contest between the State’s ruling party and the alliance which had won the Nagaur seat in this year’s Lok Sabha election.The Congress had lost both the Jat-dominated Assembly constituencies in the 2018 election and the seats became vacant after the sitting MLAs were elected to the Lok Sabha. Mandawa MLA Narendra Khichar won as the BJP MP from Jhunjhunu, while RLP MLA from Khinvsar, Hanuman Beniwal, supported by BJP, won from Nagaur.Mr. Beniwal’s younger brother Narayan Beniwal filed his papers as the RLP candidate from Khinvsar in the presence of senior BJP leaders. ,The Congress, which has strengthened its position in the State Assembly after the recent merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs, has given ticket from Khinvsar to former Minister Harendra Mirdha.Surprise candidateThe BJP sprung a surprise by fielding former Congress leader Sushila Sigra from Mandawa as its candidate a few hours after inducting her into the party. Ms. Sigra, a Pradhan in Jhunjhunu panchayat Samiti, was expelled from Congress after the 2018 Assemble election over her anti-party activities. She also filed her nomination on Monday.Veteran Congress leader Ram Narayan Chaudhary’s daughter Rita Chaudhary filed her nomination papers as the Congress candidate from Mandava..
LOS ANGELES—The PBA board of governors left this city for Las Vegas on Tuesday morning with nothing resolved, keeping the start of the 43rd Season hanging.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Irving gifts special Kyrie 3, jersey to military personnel Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The four nights originally allotted to pencil the path the league will take for the coming season was instead spent on sightseeing and shopping sprees as the board, with four members skipping the trip—including the league chair, never convened.The board remains divided as one group wants the ouster of Chito Narvasa while the other giving full backing to the commissioner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAmid the conflict, Kia Picanto board member Bobby Rosales and Phoenix Petroleum’s Raymond Zorilla managed to strike a deal involving disgruntled Picanto star point guard LA Revilla.Rosales is with the pro-Narvasa group while Zorilla, a no-show here, belongs to the seven-team bloc that wants a new commissioner. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kia shipped out Revilla for rookie Jason Grimaldo and Phoenix’s second round pick in 2018.“There’s no use making things difficult for him (Revilla),” Rosales said. “And besides, he already apologized for the things he said.”Revilla incurred the ire of Kia management after a controversial tweet last Oct. 27 hinting that the Picanto lied about the real reason behind trading top rookie pick Christian Standhardinger to San Miguel Beer.The next season opens on Dec. 17 and with the Narvasa issue still unresolved, Rosales made light of the impasse.“That’s still subject to the approval of the commissioner, guys,” Rosales said with a laugh. ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Reyes, although appreciative of Abueva’s effort, said the he was there as “part of the pool.” But Abueva is not counting on it.“I’m here to give everything that I have [in practice],” Abueva said. “We all don’t know what can happen.”Gilas won its first two matches in this grueling qualifying home-and-away series being used by the Fiba for the first time, routing the Japanese in Tokyo and then carving out a tight win over Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum last November.Naturalized center Andray Blatche planed in on Friday and was glad to rejoin practice, appearing to be in far better shape compared to the previous times when he came over after long vacations.June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Carl Bryan Cruz, Matthew Wright, Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena are the other members of the Gilas team bracketed in Group B with Australia, Japan and Taiwan. They will be fighting for one of seven available slots for Asia.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES MOST READ The injured Troy Rosario was the only one missing in practice at West Greenhills g.ym and would likely be out for the duel with the Aussies at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne and against Japan at Mall of Asia Arena three days later.Rosario took a horrific fall in TNT KaTropa’s game against Phoenix Petroleum last week and sat out the Texters’ next game against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe hit the floor face first and had to be wheeled out of the game strapped in a gurney.Calvin Abueva, who along with Raymond Almazan were dropped for the coming matches by Reyes after failing to attend several practice sessions, was at the workout on Monday which fueled speculations that he could be recalled with Rosario likely to be out. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas Pilipinas has started practicing full time and in full force, but coach Chot Reyes is seeking understanding from everyone as he again made it a closed-door session as the Filipinos gear up for a tough battle with Australia on Feb. 22 in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Has the POC president gone deaf and blind? Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting
MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So is her riding.Competing in front of her extended family, a group that included her Korean-born parents and her South Korean grandmother, and apparently on an empty stomach — she actually tweeted during the competition that she was “hangry” after failing to finish her breakfast sandwich — Kim put on a show that delivered on her considerable pre-Olympic hype. She put together a 93.75 during her first run, one that included just one 1080, not the two that have become her trademark. No matter. The perfection-flirting third run provided a cathartic exclamation point.“I knew that I did put down a really good first run, but I was also like, ‘I can do better than that. I can one up myself,’” Kim said.She’s the only one.Liu Jiayu took silver with an 89.75 to become the first Chinese snowboarder to medal at the Olympics. Gold, who pondered retirement last summer, overcame a dislocated shoulder suffered during training to edge teammate and three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark for third.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next She’ll figure it out as she goes.“The one thing I learned was just give everything a shot,” she said. “You don’t want to live in regret. I feel like no regrets is the best way to go.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kim’s parents were born in South Korea and moved to the United States, putting their daughter in an interesting position heading into her first Olympics.While she understands the urge to build a narrative around her that turns her into a connective tissue of sorts between the host country and the one she calls home, it’s one she has politely sidestepped. She views herself as just a kid from Torrance, California, who likes music, the mall, ice cream and, oh, by the way, putting down the kind of gravity-escaping, physics challenging runs that have made her a dominant force in her sport.Kim would have made the Olympic team with ease four years ago, only to have the calendar get in the way. She was 13 at the time, too young to make the trip to Russia. She entered the quadrennium between the games with the kind of expectations reserved for the Shaun Whites of the snowboarding world. She has exceeded every one.Standing atop the hill at calm and brilliant Phoenix Snow Park — a stark contrast to the windy mess that turned the women’s slopestyle final into an ugly, borderline unsafe and crash-filled mess 24 hours earlier — Kim looked down at the crowd that included her parents, three sisters, three aunts, two cousins and her grandmother Moon Jung ae and proceeded to waste little time while turning the final into a global coming-out party.She drilled her opening set, throwing in a 1080 — basically, three twists high above the pipe — before following it with a pair of flips (or “corks”). Kim celebrated at the end, pumping her fists as “USA! USA!” chants rained down. When her score flashed, she clasped her hands atop her head and drank in the moment.Kim’s teammates made serious bids to give the Americans only their fourth-ever Olympic podium sweep.Gold, who dislocated her right shoulder during training for the Sochi Olympics and didn’t compete then barely made the 12-woman final, brushed off a fall during her first run and stomped an 85.75 on her third run. Clark, the 2002 Olympic champion still going strong at age 34, couldn’t quite catch Gold with an 83.50.Liu came the closest to providing Kim with a serious threat. She threw down a 89.75 during her first set to take the lead, only to watch Kim top it during her first run moments later.Liu then washed out on her last trip down the longest Olympic halfpipe since the sport made its debut in 1998, turning Kim’s last run into a victory lap. Rather than playing it safe, she went for it.Her No. 1 bib soaring into the South Korean sky, she put on a display that left the rest of the field and the thousands packed near the finish roaring their approval and vaulting her to a level of stardom she’s not quite sure she’s prepared for. Kim is well aware she’ll become a role model for other Korean American kids whether she wants the role or not. 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(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Gold medal already in hand and Olympic dream fully realized, Chloe Kim could have turned her third and final run in the women’s snowboarding final into a victory lap.Only she didn’t. She couldn’t. Gold medals are nice and all, but to the 17-year-old star, the journey is the point, not the destination. It’s about proving something. Not to quiet whatever doubters may remain in a sport where she’s stamping herself as an all-time great as a teenager, but to herself.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers So she went for it. She had no choice.“I knew that if I went home with a gold medal knowing I could do better, I wasn’t going to be satisfied,” Kim said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat shouldn’t be a problem. Kim turned her coronation into an exclamation point, stomping a pair of 1080 spins (three complete turns), then practically diving into a hug with American teammate and bronze medal winner Arielle Gold to seal a moment four years in the making.“I don’t really know what’s happening and I’m actually feeling a little anxious right now,” Kim said. “I’m a little overwhelmed. But this is the best outcome I could ever ask for and it’s been such a long journey. Ahhh, just going home with the gold is amazing.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments
17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s Open Kyle Kuzma scored 24 points, Matt Thomas had 20 and Vander Blue added 17 to help the Lakers reach the championship game. They will face the Portland Trail Blazers, who beat Memphis 87-82 in the other semifinal, on Monday night.Smith scored 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting for the Mavericks, who trailed by as many as 26 points in the second half before mounting a huge comeback in the fourth quarter. Yogi Ferrell added 15 points and Dorian Finney-Smith and Brandon Ashley each had 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWearing Jordans on his feet instead of the family’s Big Baller Brand ZO2s, Ball made 5 of 7 shots and had a beautiful punch-ahead pass to Alex Caruso for a dunk that had thousands of Lakers fans out of their seats in the first half. He also had four rebounds, putting him well on his way to this third triple-double of summer league play before his right calf tightened up.Ball tried to jog it off in a back hallway in the third quarter, but he was hobbling a little bit and was shut down for the remainder of the game. Lakers summer league coach Jud Buechler said it was too soon to tell if Ball would be available for the championship game. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “His health comes first,” Buechler told reporters after the game. “We’ll see how he feels in the morning.”The injury took a little of the edge away from an anticipated matchup of two rookie point guards who have excelled in Vegas. Ball was drafted second overall and Dennis Smith was taken ninth. Both have been cast as the future faces of their respective franchises, and both have made strong first impressions in summer league play.The two went right at each other from the jump, combining to hit their first seven field goals in a back-and-forth affair.The Lakers led by as many as 26 points before the Mavericks mounted a comeback, trimming the deficit to two with 2 minutes to play. Smith went right to the rim, using a little Euro-step to draw a foul.But Thomas, who went 6 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3 on the other end and the Lakers were able to hold off the charge.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLAS VEGAS — Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles Lakers build while he was in the game proved to be just enough to top Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks.Ball had 16 points and 10 assists in 21 minutes before leaving with a strained right calf, and the Lakers held on for a 108-98 victory in the Las Vegas Summer League semifinals on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In the other game on Sunday night:___TRAIL BLAZERS 87, GRIZZLIES 82Jarnell Stokes had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Portland over Memphis in the first semifinal on Sunday night.Caleb Swanigan continued his strong summer league with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who trailed by 16 points in the first half before rallying to overtake the Grizzlies in the second half.Stokes got his NBA start with the Grizzlies, playing 19 games for Memphis in 2014-15 after he was acquired in a draft-night trade with Utah. The Grizzlies traded Stokes to Miami the following season in the deal that brought Mario Chalmers to Memphis. He played two games with the Nuggets last season.Wayne Selden led the Grizzlies with 13 points in 22 minutes.Jorge Gutierrez added 16 points and eight assists, including a pair of nifty, behind-the-back passes for easy layups, for the Grizzlies. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ “The style of play here is what I got to be able to adjust to. I was fortunate to have this game right now so I can adjust and make the adjustments this week,” he said, as the Elasto Painters gear up for TNT next Sunday. “Life’s a challenge. I accept all challenges and we’ll just see what happens.”What Bullock’s glad about, though, is helping Rain or Shine finally break out of its slump and level its standing at 2-2, even if it came against a lowly foe like the Picanto.“Even though it wasn’t the best team in the league, it’s still a win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEven J’Nathan Bullock admitted his debut game for Rain or Shine on Sunday was far from advertised.“It wasn’t my best performance, but we were able to still get the win,” he said after posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in the Elasto Painters’ 94-86 win over Kia.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Facing KYK huge challenge, morale-booster for PH volleybelles Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Though Bullock’s statline was still decent compared to his counterparts, coach Caloy Garcia expressed his displeasure for what he felt was lack of aggressiveness from his new reinforcement, as he only earned six free throws for the game.READ: Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of KiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Our import took too much outside shots. He only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that’s the only time we started getting to the line. I was surprised that he was not able to get to the stripe during the first half, so I just told him in the fourth quarter to head to the line,” said the youthful mentor.The 30-year-old Bullock understand his coach’s concenr and vowed to adjust better for Rain or Shine’s next game. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments
The 2011 cricket World Cup, to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, is expected to cost $40-50 million.The figure was worked out at a preliminary meeting of the 2011 World Cup sub-committee looking into operations planning and event budgeting on Wednesday, said tournament director and Cricket Board’s Chief Administrative Officer, Prof Ratnakar Shetty.The preliminary meeting, in which two representatives of the International Cricket Council, including its general manager (commercial) Jamie Campbell, guided the member countries’ representatives on the intricacies in preparing the budget for the event, said Shetty.”The 2011 World Cup is an ICC event to be jointly organised by Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. All the expenses are to be borne by the ICC. The representatives of the member countries were told by the ICC representatives how to take care of the expenses”, Shetty told reporters after the meeting.Shetty said each of the organising country is different as far as expenses in hosting matches are concerned.
Highlights 180: See you tomorrow at 10 am for the Day 2 proceedings.#Highlights 179: Day 1 proceedings at the India Today Conclave 2011 comes to a close.#Highlights 178: ElBaradei: We need a lot on electoral reforms.#Highlights 177: How important is sport in Egypt? To which ElBaradei says – Knowing political process is also important for youth.#Highlights 176: ElBaradei says UNSC should authorise nations – on ‘why is not Egypt sending troops to Libya?’#Highlights 175: ElBaradei: Women are more courageous in certain situations – on their role in Egypt post revolution.#Highlights 174: ElBaradei: I was a strong supporter of Indo-US N-deal.#Highlights 173: ElBaradei answers audience’s questions.#Highlights 172: ElBaradei on N-safety: There is no technology, which is 100%safe.#Highlights 171: ElBaradei ends his speech by quoting Mahatma Gandhi.#Highlights 170: ElBaradei: It is fair to ask in what kind of Egypt people should invest.#Highlights 169: ElBaradei: I run single-handedly. But my priority is work with people.#Highlights 168: ElBaradei: We need to have a proper transition.#Highlights 167: ElBaradei: We need to have a Constitution so that there is a civil state.#Highlights 166: ElBaradei: We are on the right track, we are liberated.#Highlights 165: ElBaradei: Despite challenges in Egypt, there are huge opportunities for economic development.#Highlights 164: ElBaradei: We need to reconcile though crime needs to be punished.#Highlights 163: ElBaradei: People did not buy the theory that if Mubarak were to go, chaos would follow.#Highlights 162: ElBaradei: There is no rush, after 30-40 years of repression, to have a new Egypt. It will need time to build the country.#Highlights 161: ElBaradei: The distorted interpretation of things meant that from a Nobel prize winner I became a security threat.#Highlights 160: ElBaradei: As we appealed to them, we had 12 million people.#Highlights 159: ElBaradei: Young people, who lived with Internet, realised that they were about to move from virtual world to real.#Highlights 158: ElBaradei: We felt if something was to be done, we needed to work with young people.#Highlights 157: ElBaradei: When I returned to Egypt last year, there was depression. People’s souls were dead.#Highlights 156: M.J. Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, welcomes ElBaradei.#Highlights 155: Mohamed ElBaradei, Leader of the Opposition, Egypt and Nobel Peace Laureate 2005, is to address the India Today Conclave shortly.#Highlights 154: Next session – The New Middle-East: Challenges and Opportunities.#Highlights 153: Gopalakrishnan on N-plans: Why should this country pay through its nose. Jaitapur cannot be a testing ground.#Highlights 152: Saiki: It is too early to draw conclusions from Japan disaster.#Highlights 151: Gopalakrishnan on N-deal: The damage has been done.#Highlights 150: Gopalakrishnan on India N-programme: We cannot distinguish between sellers and buyers.#Highlights 149: Gopalakrishnan: AERB operates like a lapdog for PMO and other N-bodies. There is no independence.#Highlights 148: Gopalakrishnan: 650-reactor-type policy for India is baseless in view of what happened in Japan.#Highlights 147: Gopalakrishnan: PM was keen on N-power and it was used by Western powers.#Highlights 146: Gopalakrishnan: We have huge amount of thorium.#Highlights 145: Gopalakrishnan: There is a need for analysis after Japan disaster.#Highlights 144: Saiki: Fukushima plant has 10 reactors, while Japan has 55 reactors in all.#Highlights 143: Saiki: We are faced with a very difficult situation. We cannot deliver food and relief, because of bad weather.#Highlights 142: Saiki: 6,000 die & many missing in Japan. The toll may increase.#Highlights 141: Saiki thanks India for its deep condolences over Japan disaster.#Highlights 140: Saiki: This session has more important implications for audience#.Highlights 139: In India we have 19 N-reactors generating 6000MW power: Raj Chengappa#.Highlights 138: Raj Chengappa briefs the audience about the Japan disaster.#.Highlights 137: After Japan session chairperson: Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune#.Highlights 136: Speakers: Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan to India & A. Gopalakrishnan, ex-chief, AERB#.Highlights 135: Next session: After Japan: The dilemma of nuclear energy#.Highlights 134: Jaitley on BSY: These are mere charges, but let the last word come.#Highlights 133: Self-obsessed politics is no politics, Jaitley to Mani on 2G, Bofors#Highlights 132: Aiyar to media: You are doing your job, but you are entertainers. But what you are doing is not in national interest.#Highlights 131: Simultaneous LS, assembly polls need of the hour: Rahul Bajaj#Highlights 130: Let’s not be holier-than-thou: Rahul Bajaj#Highlights 129: It takes two hands to clap: Aiyar to corporates on corruption#Highlights 128: State funding may curb corruption in politics: Patel#Highlights 127: WikiLeaks is no evidence, but it corroborates in a big way: Jaitley#Highlights 126: Aiyar asks why we are not getting engaged in real issues that concern us. ‘Everyone is talking about WikiLeaks.’#Highlights 125: Aiyar – A note is not a vote.#Highlights 124: Aiyar: Politics is a daily challenge when it comes to integrity.#Highlights 123: Aiyar: Honesty in politics is not only about money matters.#Highlights 122: The real problem is, we don’t have transparent political funding: Jaitley.#Highlights 121: Patel: I don’t think even a ward member election today can be free from money power.#Highlights 120: Rahul Kanwal, Executive Editor, Headlines Today, in chair.#Highlights 119: Speakers: Arun Jaitley, MP, RS, Praful Patel, Union minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, MP, RS.#Highlights 118: Next session – Politics & Ethics: Is honesty possible in Indian politics?#Highlights 117: Swamy: Ours is a spiritual society. Hinduism, unlike Islam & Christianity, permits freedom of expression.#Highlights 116: Swamy: I won’t support those Hindus who indulge in violence, but what I say is, Hinduism doesn’t preach this.#Highlights 115: Swamy: All religions are emotional.#Highlights 114: Those who punish people in the name of Islam abuse it, says Madani.#Highlights 113: India’s diversity is its beauty, which cannot be changed: Madani.#Highlights 112: There is no other place like India for Indian Muslims: Madani.#Highlights 111: Maulana Mahmood Madani, president, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, begins his speech.#Highlights 110: Aitzaz Ahsan – There is more than religion that drives people to indulge in violence.#Highlights 109: Aitzaz Ahsan – Religions in sub-continent are co-existential.#Highlights 108: Barristor-politician from Pakistan Aitzaz Ahsan begins his speech.#Highlights 107: Swamy – Unless some changes take places, the sub-continent will remain destabilised.#Highlights 106: Janata Party chief S. Swamy: Short answer – Yes, religion has destabilised the sub-continent.#Highlights 105: Roundtable on Religion: Has religion destabilised the sub-continent. Speakers: S. Swamy, Aitzaz Ahsan & M.M. Madani.#Highlights 104: Bharat Bhushan, Editor, Mail Today, to chair Roundtable on Religion#Highlights 103: We should focus on our powers – Democracy, youth power, judiciary: Modi#Highlights 102: Union and state elections should be held simultaneously: Modi#Highlights 101: No riots in Gujarat since 2002: Modi#Highlights 100: Gujarat is a peace loving state: Modi# Highlights 99: Let the Supreme Court deliver its verdict on the Gujarat riots: Modi#Highlights 98: Gujarat has launched a programme to empower women in the rural areas of the state: Modi#Highlights 97: Gujarat has become an energy-surplus state: Modi#Highlights 96: Tourism is a priority for the Gujarat government: Modi#Highlights 95: Development should be made a mass movement: Modi#Highlights 94: Skill gets you job. Knowledge creates job: Modi#Highlights 93: There is a need to impart quality education: Modi# Highlights 92: India should be made a knowledge-based society: Modi#Highlights 91: Gujarat has shown that government machinery works: Modi#Highlights 90: India can emerge as a super power: Modi#Highlights 89: Ajay Kumar, Executive Producer, Aaj Tak, introduces Narendra Modi.#Highlights 88: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is set to speak at the India Today Conclave 2011.#Highlights 87: We take some decisions and some of them provoke protests: Ramesh.#Highlights 86: We may pause and look at our systems, but India cannot put a ban on N-egergy: Ramesh on Japan N-crisis.#Highlights 85: Environment protection is viewed as a formality: Ramesh.#Highlights 84: ‘G’ in GDP stands for green: Ramesh.#Highlights 83: We should target 9% growth, which protects our forests: Ramesh.#Highlights 82: We need laws that should not harass us: Ramesh.#Highlights 81: Ramesh: India needs more regulations, but we could do with less regulators.#Highlights 80: Ramesh: Kudos to Indira Gandhi, who introduced key environmental programmes.#Highlights 79: Ramesh: Big gap between economic growth & real well-being adjusted by environmental factors.#Highlights 78: Growth that we define is not the real well-being: Ramesh#Highlights 77: Economists are grappling to define green GDP: Ramesh#Highlights 76: Public health and sustainability key to green GDP: Ramesh#Highlights 75: The country that’s going to be most affected by climate change is ours: Ramesh#Highlights 74: India’s economy is still dependent on monsoon, whatever we may: Ramesh#Highlights 73: Climate change is here and it’s reality: Ramesh.#Highlights 72: Unless we are unpredictable, we cannot go to a green GDP: Ramesh.#Highlights 71: Activist Madhu Kishwar introduces Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, who will speak on the way to a green GDP.#Highlights 70: Killing innocent people as informers is detrimental to the Maoist cause: Ashim Chatterjee.#Highlights 69: Maoists should not be branded terrorists: Ashim Chatterjee, former Naxal leader.# Highlights 68: Tahrek-e-Taliban Pakistan is not a monolith. It operates under various warlords: Aziz Ahmad Khan, Former Pakistan Commissioner to India.#Highlights 67: MJ Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, introduces the panel.#Highlights 66: The Roundtable on Conflict Resolution has begun.#Highlights 65: The Roundtable on Conflict Resolution is to begin shortly.#Highlights 64: I wish to be recognised, so I don’t want privacy. I want to be disturbed: SRK#Highlights 63: I should be able to hold the attention of young people: SRK.#Highlights 62: We should make films which can appeal to all sensibilities.#Highlights 61: We are a self-sufficient film industry: SRK#Highlights 60: I work to bring smile to as many faces as possible: SRK#Highlights 59: I’m a self-centred superstar: SRK#Highlights 58: We need to have a give-and-take relationship with Western cinema: SRK#Highlights 57: Apart from roti, kapda aur makaan, entertainment is the fourth basic human desire: Shah Rukh.#Highlights 56: Shah Rukh says he doesn’t agree with the concept of crossover films.#Highlights 55: No bigger superstar than me: SRK#Highlights 54: See life as a magic as I make movies: Shah Rukh#Highlights 53: Gone are the times when Indian cinema could not compete in the West: Shah Rukh.#Highlights 52: Business has to be looked at when it comes to cinema: SRK.#Highlights 51: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says magic is a view of life.#Highlights 50: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan begins his speech on Movies, magic, life — Making movies work in a brand new decade.#Highlights 49: Koel Purie Rinchet, actor and TV host, introduces Shah Rukh Khan#Highlights 48: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan to speak on Movies, magic, life — Making movies work in a brand new decade#Highlights 47: The government has started many programmes for children and women: PM# Highlights 46: There are various instruments, which have been made available to young entrepreneurs: PM#Highlights 45: This is the only way to decentralise the power: PM#Highlights 44: Our government started structural reforms five years ago, which we have been pursuing with vigour: PM# Highlights 43: We have to deal with historic inequities: PM# Highlights 42: There are serious doubts about the veracity of the diplomatic dispatches: PM#Highlights 41: Singh says the government is committed to administrative reforms.#Highlights 40: All of us are bound to follow the constitution: PM#Highlights 39: I did not authorise anybody in the Congress to purchase votes for the trust vote in 2008, says Singh# Highlights 38: Singh refuses to comment on the WikiLeaks cables that had alleged that bribes were paid by the UPA government to win the trust vote in 2008.#Highlights 37: We need a more transparent election process: PM#Highlights 36: India has a strong interest in the security of the sea waves and our Navy is doing a commendable job: Singh# Highlights 35: We can contribute to overcome the recent financial crisis: PM# Highlights 34: Existing institutions of global governance must reflect the changes in the balance of power: Singh# Highlights 33: We are happy to see our brothers in West Asia taking a bigger role in their future: Singh# Highlights 32: Recession is behind us, we are coming up with a plan for a skill revolution in two months: Singh#Highlights 31: Modern sectors of our economy are also beginning to understand the values of public welfare: Singh#Highlights 30: The government is trying to bridge the divide in infrastructure, education and health: Singh# Highlights 29: We have introduced many landmark legislations: PM#Highlights 28: We have sought to make political democracy meaningful: PM# Highlights 27: Shift in power to ordinary citizens: PM#Highlights 26: PM Manmohan Singh begins his inaugural address at the India Today Conclave 2011#Highlights 25: The 9/11 attack introduced another enemy, without a face or geography, to the world: Purie# Highlights 24: The youth can be our Demographic Dividend, but if we don’t get it right, we will have brought Demographic Disaster upon us: Purie#Highlights 23: For the youth in India the world is their must-have oyster: Purie#Highlights 22: The Al Qaeda which so dominated our first Conclave in 2002 has been rendered speechless by the developments in the Middle East: Purie#Highlights 21: My heart goes out to the dignified people of Japan who are battling the nuclear radiation: Purie#Highlights 20: This year we have made a special effort to make the India Today Conclave 2011 as topical and relevant as possible: Purie#Highlights 19: India Today Editor in Chief Aroon Purie begins his welcome address at the India Today Conclave 2011.#Highlights 18: The India Today Conclave 2011 begins.#Highlights 17: India Today Conclave 2011 is due to start in a short while.#Highlights 16:Wael Ghonim, the hero of the Egyptian revolution, will be joining the Conclave live for the Digital Debate session on Day 2.#Highlights 15:ElBaradei will speak on the revolution in Egypt and its ramifications in the session, ‘The new Middle-East: Challenges and opportunities’.#Highlights 14:The last session of Day 1 will feature Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate.#Highlights 13:Japanese Ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki and former Atomic Energy Regulatory Board chief A. Gopalakrishnan will address the gathering.#Highlights 12:The Japan session on ‘The dilemma of nuclear energy’ will discuss the after-effects of the looming nuclear fears in Japan.#Highlights 11:BJP MP Arun Jaitley, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel and Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar will deliberate on ethics.#Highlights 10:The session on politics and ethics, ‘Is honesty impossible in Indian politics?’, will have senior politicians on the panel.#Highlights 9:The religion panel will comprise Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, Pakistan barrister-politician Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Mahmood Madani.#Highlights 8:A roundtable discussion on religion will deliberate on ‘Has religion destabilised the sub-continent’#. Highlights 7:Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address on ‘How can India develop in the next decade’.#Highlights 6:Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh will speak on ‘The way to a Green GDP’.#Highlights 5:Ashim Chatterjee, former Naxal and leader of Communist Revolutionary League of India, Lt Gen (retd) Jacob, former Punjab and Goa governor, and Aziz Ahmad Khan, Pakistan High Commissioner to India, will speak at the session.#Highlights 4:A roundtable discussion on conflict resolution will discuss ‘Can conventional armies defeat terrorism’.# Highlights 3:Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will deliver his speech on ‘Movies, magic, life — Making movies work in a brand new decade’.#Highlights 2:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to inaugurate the Conclave and deliver the inaugural address.#Highlights 1:The 10th India Today Conclave is scheduled to begin in New Delhi on Friday, March 18.#advertisementadvertisementadvertisement
Sustaining its upward momentum for the third day, the BSE Sensex gained 145 points to close at over 18,350 on funds buying amid stable crude oil prices and firm stock markets globally.The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex, which climbed 367 points in the previous two sessions, advanced further by 144.58 points to end the day at 18,350.74.The broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty also rose 42.15 points to close at 5,522.40. It touched the day’s high of 5,529, led by Infosys Technologies, BHEL, Larsen and Tourbo, Tata Motors and Hero Honda.Trading sentiment firmed, led by realty, auto and capital goods. Oil eased a bit to $105.50 in the US, as high crude inventories crossed out the threat of supplies from the conflict-torn Middle East, especially Libya.Investors shrugged off the rise in food inflation, which crept back to double-digit at 10.05 per cent for the week ended March 12, from 9.42 per cent in the previous week.The rally was driven by realty sector index, with a surge of 2.83 per cent at 2,178.70 as Unitech shot up by 9.61 per cent to Rs 40.50 on JPMorgan upgrading the stock.The auto sector index was second best performer by rising 1.40 per cent to 8,717.68 as Tata Motors added 1.65 per cent to Rs 1,155.55, its highest closing since March 16.Mahindra and Mahindra, the sport-utility vehicle and tractor maker, advanced 2.88 per cent to Rs 664.35 after the company revealed plans to set up a plant in Andhra Pradesh.The capital goods sector index rose by 1.27 per cent to 12,735.02 after Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, the top power equipment maker, reached a two- week high by rising 2.82 per cent to Rs 2,050.60.As the buying activity spilled over a wide-front, the midcap index rose by 0.78 per cent to 6,655.30 and smallcap index by 0.67 per cent to 7,920.84.-With PTI inputsadvertisement
Chennai beat Kolkata by two runs in the nail-biting first match of the Indian Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday. Score Kolkata needed four runs from the last ball off Chennai’s Tim Southee. Rajat Bhatia was at receiving end, but a fine Yorker from the Kiwi prevented the batsman from going for big hit and Kolkata went down by two runs.This was a far cry from an earlier situation when the Kolkata team was cruising on 93/1 with Jacques Kallis and Yusuf Pathan at the crease.The Kolkata openers Jacques Kallis and Manvinder Bisla started the chase strongly scoring more than seven runs an over. They were cruising along till left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati scalped Bisla on 27 when the team total was 64. The run rate slowed down a bit but Yusuf Pathan ensured that the delay was short-lived and together with Kallis, he set out hammering the opposition bowlers.But, Pathan too could not stay on for long and fell in the 13th over with a run out written against his initials on the scoreboard. But, the scoreboard kept ticking as Kallis was still in the middle.A few balls later Chennai got the man they wanted. Kallis went for the sweep off offie R Ashwin, but failed to get the desired result and ended up getting caught in the deep by Subramaniam Badrinath. He fell for 54 and Kolkata fell to 112/3.And then it was Suresh Raina’s turn to show his bowling prowess and he did it by removing Kolkata’s English import Eoin Morgan on 6 with Dhoni performing the final rites with fine stumping. Kolkata were reduced to 119/4.advertisementA ball later Chennai pressed further and removed IPL’s most expensive players and Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir on 1 with a run out. Then Manoj Tiwary, who was charging away at the oppostion bowlers, too was forced to walk back with Sri Lankan offie Suraj Randiv getting the better of his in the 19th over. He fell for 27 when the score was 145.Kolkata team could only manage to score 151/7 on board in their allotted 20 overs and ended up on the losing side.Chennai inningsSrikkanth Anirudha scored an impressive 64 as Chennai put 153/4 in their stipulated 20 overs against Kolkata.Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat, but the things didn’t exactly pan out in the rigth way for his team as opposition spinner Iqbal Abdulla scalped opener Murali Vijay in the first over to reduce them to 5/1.Post that wicket, Srikkanth Anirudha and Suresh Raina got on with a partnership putting a quick 75 for the second wicket before Suresh Raina departed to Yusuf Pathan on 33. The ball was pitched wide on the off and Raina could not connect it properly and gave a catch to Sarabjit Ladda in the deep. Chennai were 80/2 at the stage.In the 18th over, Jacques Kallis scalped Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to restrict them to 129/3. Dhoni, who scored 29 runs, put 49 runs for the third wicket with Anirudha.Finally, on the second ball of the last over Jacques Kallis bowled Anirudha to bring to end an impressive innings that saw the batsman scored a 55-ball 64, decorating his innings with six fours and two sixes.Scott Styris and Albie Morkel helped Chennai were unbeaten when the Chennai innings came to an end on 153/4.The opening ceremonyEarlier, the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the mega cricketing event saw the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan perform in front of a packed MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Kolkata Knight Riders owner wooed audience with his Chakde India to kick start things. Then he went on to do a bit of lip syncing to a Tamil script even as South Indian actress Shriya Saran joined him on the stageThe other Bollywood performer during the ceremony was Sunidhi Chauhan, who sang the popular Hindi number Dhoom Machale.Then there dancers painted in saffron, white and green showcasing their dancing skills to some grooving and heart-racing beats. The evening also witnessed famous percussionist Taufiq Qureshi created some rhythmic melody.