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According to an order issued by the Health Secretary to all hospitals, both Mary and Sarita would have qualified for Rio Olympics.during the event, Despite being disappointed at missing out on the medal,000 points for difficulty and 8. both arrived in Srinagar on Friday to join in preparations. another court gave the Bihar chief minister a reason to be happy.Nitishcan still hold his head high and cruise ahead with his 2019 ambitions as the leader who does not compromise on law and order For a seasoned and an astute politician likeNitish finding a poll plank is not very difficult We however are being presumptuous in commenting that the alcohol prohibition is done and dusted Nitish could just revive it With inputs from agencies Published: October 19 2017 3:35 pm The club have supported Catalonia’s right to self-determination in a referendum but stopped short of backing independence (Source: Reuters) Top News A near 50-metre banner pleaded for “Dialogue Respect and Sport” as Barcelona’s Camp Nou opened its doors for the first time since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1 However heavy rain in the hours before kick-off against Olympiakos in the Champions League turned thousands of fans away with almost two thirds of the 99000-capacity stadium left empty yesterday Barca’s singing section also held up a banner reading ‘Freedom for Catalonia’ whilst there were habitual chants in favour of independence in the 17th minute to mark the fall of Catalonia in the Spanish War of Succession in 1714 Those chants were cut short though as Barca went in front in the 18th minute thanks to an own goal from Dimitrios Nikolaou Barca beat Las Palmas 3-0 behind closed doors on October 1 as a protest at the violent scenes across Catalonia However the decision to go ahead with the match proved divisive as two Barca board members resigned in the aftermath Barca announced on Tuesday representatives of pro-independence citizens’ groups Omnium Cultural and the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) were invited after their leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez were detained on Monday on charges of sedition However both organisations refused that offer The club have supported Catalonia’s right to self-determination in a referendum but stopped short of backing independence “We believe FC Barcelona’s message doesn’t represent the majority of the fans For that reason we reject the invitation to the directors’ box” the ANC said in a statement on Twitter “We thank Barcelona for the gesture of solidarity with the president of Omnium With all respect to the club we want to communicate that tonight the seat in the directors’ box they have offered us will be left empty to condemn Jordi Cuixart’s lack of freedom” said Omnium For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anil Sasi | Published: May 17 2013 3:08 am Related News In Indiathe concept of domestic airlines unbundling services including preferential seating and check-in baggage and charging separately for theseis still in its early days But this has really caught on in the West In the USfor instanceairlines are estimated to have collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last yearthe highest amount since these add-on charges became the norm five years ago In factthese fees along with extra charges for boarding early or picking prime seats have helped return the aviation sector in the US to profitability The entire idea of this unbundling of fares is to give the passenger the discretion to decide the add-on service that he or she wants while taking a flighteven as airlines correspondingly cut down on their base fares According to a November 2011 American Aviation Institute studythe unbundling trend in the US has had profound positive impact for the consumer Base airfares are less expensive (on an inflation-adjusted basis) than in 2001 In 2001the inflation-adjusted average base fare per passenger segment flown by major carriers was $164versus $158 in 2010 But a free hand to airlines on charging these frills could also prompt responses that border on the ridiculousas was the experience with RyanairEuropes largest budget carrier In 2010the airline said it was looking at charging passengers for using the toiletin a bid to limit the facilities on planes and replace them with extra seats The plan was reportedly shot down by the regulatorfollowing an outcry among consumer groups in Ryanairs home base of Ireland and other EU countries While in the US and Europeconsumers have recourse to quick and effective legal intervention in case of any malpractice which has largely helped check cartelisationovercharging and proposals such as the one floated by Ryanair for Indian consumers the avenues are far more limited So in that sensewhen domestic airlines here choose to put a premum price tag on all its seatsincluding even the middle seatsor prune the free baggage entitlements without bringing down the base faresIndian consumers have far fewer options for redressal In that respectthe role of the aviation regulator in India becomes that much more crucial Without being over-intrusivethe directorate general of civil aviation needs to keep a close eye on how airlines exercise their new-found freedom on these unbundled servicesa move that was ushered in rather abruptly by the civil aviation ministrywithout any public discourse or stakeholder inputs The consumerat the end of it allshould not be left high and dry Anil is a senior editor based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ANI | Washington | Published: September 28 2010 9:33 am Related News Ever wondered if your job was coming in the way of your marriage A new study has revealed that the nature of your job might determine if the chances of your divorce are higher The top ten jobs with the highest relative divorce rates are massage therapistsbartendersdancers and choreographershealth diagnosing and treating practitionersphysicians and surgeonsreports overcomingbiascom Others in the list are gaming services workersmathematiciansfish and game wardenspile-driver operatorsand first-line supervisor of gaming workers On the other handreligious workersaudiologistsfirst-line enlisted military supervisors/managersshuttle car operatorsoptometristsclergytransit and railroad police have the lowest relative divorce rates As do education directorsagricultural engineersand media and communication equipment workers For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ipshita Chaturvedi | Published: August 10 2016 12:11 am In 2013 India was granted observer status to the Arctic where India joined as a non-circumpolar country in the Arctic Council Top News There has been a surge of global interest in the Arctic because of its vast reserves of oil gas and minerals commercial fishing opportunities and shortened shipping routes that are now accessible because of global warming In 2013 India was granted observer status to the Arctic where India joined China Italy Japan Singapore and South Korea as a non-circumpolar country in the Arctic Council According to the MEA India’s interests in the Arctic region are scientific environmental commercial as well as strategic Even though India has been planning to increase participation in Arctic matters there is currently no clear path ahead It is proposed that India should leverage trade talks with South Korea to achieve this goal especially since we can’t have strategic partnerships with Russia or China going by our current US-leaning foreign policy Our dependence on oil especially crude oil should make the Arctic doubly important when looking at India’s perpetual problem of energy security China has succeeded in claiming a big stake in the Arctic by way of investment in research and mega-projects In 2014 China signed a $400 billion gas deal with Russia Also when the Yamal LNG pipeline (mainly Russian held) was in trouble because of US issued trade sanctions the Export-Import Bank of China and China Development Bank signed two 15-year loans amounting to more than $12 billion for the Yamal LNG project It is interesting to note that in 2014 ONGC decided to opt out of acquiring a stake in this project despite showing initial interest Through all the proposed projects sanctions and bail-outs one thing is certain — that traffic in the Northern Sea Route (NSR) will keep increasing which is evidenced by the increasing number of vessels plying through those waters and the increase in the global production of icebreakers Currently oil comes to Asia through the Suez Canal and is stored in Singapore making Singapore the world’s biggest oil storage hub When the NSR opens up it will be a challenge to Singapore because the NSR is a shorter route and piracy issues plague the Suez Canal Having sensed this opportunity South Korea is emerging as the next hub for oil storage by planning to add tanks for storing almost 60 million barrels of crude and refined products by 2020 — the same as Singapore’s current capacity Korea has also come up with a master plan for the Arctic consisting of three policy goals four strategies and thirty-one projects connected to the Arctic region In 2010 India and South Korea signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) The Agreement has provisions to liberalise trade between India and South Korea under the auspices of the WTO Bilateral relations between the two countries were dormant until PM Modi signed seven agreements last year in Seoul with President Park Geun-hye These agreements signed under CEPA look at a wide array of subjects including double-tax avoidance renewable energy deployment in India transport including maritime transport and sharing of maritime technologies Talks to review the Indo-Korean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are underway the latest meeting was held a couple of months ago Having a stronger trade relation with South Korea is a politically sound judgement To begin with should the FTA come through potential tariff concessions on Arctic oil (storage or transport) could help India immensely in the next 10-15 years India is still heavily dependent heavily on fossil fuels with oil constituting more than 30 per cent of India’s total imports ONGC and other domestic oil producers have been facing falling outputs each year a trend that will most likely continue as India’s crude oil needs rise A strategic trade partnership with South Korea presents an immense opportunity in filling this gap First going forward India should integrate Arctic resources in CEPA and include provisions for future crude oil trade And second as an observer state India should send delegations and get actively involved in Arctic programmes This year China Japan and South Korea held talks on Arctic issues in Seoul India is also an observer state on the same legal ground as the other three countries but so far we have been remarkably missing from talks such as these For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | Updated: July 26 2017 8:29 am PU Chitra on way to winning gold in the women’s 1500 metres at the Asian Athletics Championships (Source: Odisha2017games) Top News Middle distance runner PU Chitra has filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court following her exclusion from the Indian squad for the World Championships which begins in London on August 4 Chitra won the gold medal in the women’s 1500 metres at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar earlier this month An athlete can qualify for the World Championships by meeting qualifying standards set by the international federation or by winning the gold at area meets like the Asian Athletics Championships Chitra’s exclusion has turned into an emotive issue in her home state with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan promising to take up the matter with the central government while leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala has written to sports minister Vijay Goel demanding that the athlete be included in the squad Chitra’s lawyer Rajit said on Tuesday: “Chitra won the gold but was not picked when the team was announced The Athletics Federation of India’s (AFI) chairman of selectors and secretary have to explain based on what criteria the Indian team was picked and why Chitra was excluded” The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday The deadline for submitting entries for the World Championships expired on Monday night GS Randhawa the AFI’s chairman of selectors said on Tuesday that the committee had to exclude certain athletes as their performances were not up to scratch “We decided to only select those athletes who had achieved performances close to IAAF’s qualifying marks and not everyone who had won gold at the Asian Championships China and Japan didn’t field their top athletes at the Asian Championships so the AFI had to conduct a closer scrutiny of the performances of our athletes” Randhawa said AFI secretary CK Valson said that winning gold at an ‘area meet’ does not always guarantee entry to the World Championships “Take the case of G Lakshmanan who won gold in the 10000m and 5000m at the Asian Championships The IAAF has given him entry only in the 5000 Lakshmanan improved his timing in the 5000 at the National Inter-state meet at Guntur which was held after the Asian Championships” Valson said The AFI secretary also said that the IAAF had not yet given Swapna Burman an entry in the heptathlon though she won gold at the Asian championships Burman had registered a personal best in the seven-event discipline She totalled 5942 points at Bhubaneswar well short of the 6200 mark set by the IAAF Lakshmanan’s winning time in the 10000m at Bhubaneswar was over two minutes slower than the World Championships qualifying standard and in the 5000m he was over a minute-and-a-half short However he won gold in the shorter race at Guntur with a timing of 14:0776 — an improvement on the 14:5448 at the Asian Championships — and the progress he made convinced the selectors to include him Dip in performance Chitra’s performance dipped after the Asian Championships In Bhubaneswar she had lowered her personal best in the 1500m by over six seconds to win gold with a timing of 4:1792 The qualifying standard in this event is 4:0750 But a week later in Guntur she slipped to 4:2887 and finished second “We must keep in mind this is the World Championships and the IAAF takes the final call on an entry of an athlete who has won an area meet based on where he or she stands in terms of performance There is no guarantee that an athlete who has won gold at the Asian Championships will get entry” Valson added But in Chitra’s home state emotions are running high Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan threw his weight behind the athlete who hails from Mundur Palakkad “The omission/expulsion of athlete PU Chitra who is not just Kerala’s but India’s pride from the world athletics championship is worth protesting There is no justification for turning the back on a talented sportsperson We will raise this issue with the central government We must defeat efforts like these that try to stifle the hopes of Kerala athletes The state govt will provide all kinds of support for Chitra” Vijayan said in a Facebook post Chitra’s coach Sijin NS believes the experience of participating in a global event would have held his 22-year-old ward in good stead “The AFI has denied her a golden opportunity She is a talented athlete who has won gold at the Asian Athletics Championships There is no logic in not including her in the team” he said When Chitra learnt about her omission she was heartbroken Sijin said “Her parents work on a field for a daily wage They don’t even own the land She has come up the hard way The AFI should be encouraging young athletes like her” Sijin said The AFI announced a 28-member squad including 10 women on Sunday Two other gold medallists from the Asian championships — men’s 1500m winner Ajay Kumar Saroj and women’s 3000m steeplechase champion Sudha Singh — were also excluded from the squad For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News20 am on Monday when Sharma was returning home in his white Maruti Swift after attending a party at a friend? “The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within eight weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter. 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