Has the role of the

Has the role of the Gujarat BJP chief been downsized since Modi took charge?Nationally while Amit Shah has been given enough freedom that was never the case of party chief Ranchchoddas Faldu who was chosen despite losing the assembly elections in 2012 Roles of the BJP CM and party chief both are clearly carved out Because of the difference in personalities of Modi and Faldu it might look otherwisein reality the party benefited from the assertive and influential personality of Modi and the mild and unassuming nature of Faldu Both complemented each other in the growth of the party Now that there is new head of CMO are any changes in party formation too under way No such thing has been discussed or considered as of now The loss of three seats seems to be casting its shadow in the Rajkot West bypolls The party is on a no-holds-barred campaign for a seat known as safest for the BJP Is this a sign of nervousness We are just worried about the low voter turn out because this is a by-election The party is working hard to set a new record for its bastion that it has not lost since 1967 Known as the BJP’s cradle even Modi chose Rajkot-II for his maiden election in 2002 We just understand the legacy of the seat On September 25 at your nomination-filing rally Faldu asked party workers to forgive your work for the party Do you sense any dissent against you from within the party I have worked for so many candidates and the party for 40 years now This is the first time I am feeling relaxed as karyakartas have taken away all the responsibilities from me I am enjoying their full support For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Updated: December 14 2014 7:46 pm Related News Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruvscalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195 onthe opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B match Vidarbha bowlers did everything right after winning thetoss striking consistently Fast bowler Shrikant Wagh (2/49) drew the first bloodwhen he trapped Punjab opener Manan Vohra (2) in the third over of the day Fellow pacer Swapnil Bandiwar removed the other openerand very talented Jiwanjot Singh (26) after Punjab lost Amitoze Singh (11) and Mandeep Singh (1) cheaply However Gurkeerat Singh saved the visitors fromhumiliation with a resolute 75-run knock that came off 134balls with the help of nine shots to the fence Gurkeerat raised a 79-run stand with Taruwar Kohli (25)and it was broken when the latter was trapped by left-arm spinner Ravi Jangid Gurkeerat was caught behind off Swapnil Bandiwar (2/24)and it did not take much for Punjab innings to fold after hisfall Dhruv’s first wicket was middle order batsman MandeepSingh and added three more to his tally by polishing off the Punjab tail Vidarbha openers then saw off the two overs from Punjabbowlers as the hosts ended the day at three for no loss FaizFazal (1) and Sanjay Ramaswamy (2) were at the crease Kalaria five-for push Odhisa on the back-foot Gujarat pace spearhead Rush Kalariabagged five wickets to put Odisha on the backfoot on theopening day of the Group B Ranji Trophy match Electing to field at DRIEMS Ground Tangi in the four-dayencounter Kalaria got to business right away to pick openerAnurag Sarangi for nought and kept hurting the Odisha battingline-up regularly as the hosts ended Sunday on 219 for eight Opener Natraj Behera (75) remained the top-scorer of theday only to be run out post a quick reaction from Kushang Patel Medium-pacer Kushang and left-arm spinner Axar Patel alsopicked up a wicket each Brief Scores:Odisha 219/8 in 90 overs (Natraj Behera 75 GovindaPodder 37; Rush Kalaria 5-54) Rain plays spoilsport inHaryana vs Maha Rain played spoilsport on theopening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B match betweenHaryana and Maharashtra and the home team was precariouslypoised at 41 for two in their first innings Left-arm pacer Samad Fallah grabbed both the wicketswhich fell in the 175 overs of play that was possible Avi Barot (20) and Sachin Rana (0) were holding fort forthe home side at close For the visitors Fallah picked up 2/20 in his nine overs Brief Scores:Haryana 1st Innings: 41/2 in 175 overs (Avi Barot 20batting Samad Fallah 2/20) Rajasthan bat for only 4 overs on weather-hit opening day Inclement weather played spoilsporton the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B cricket matchbetween Rajasthan and Saurashtra as only four overs could bebowled Saurashtra won the toss and elected to field? Ninth seeded Indo-Romanian pair of Bopanna and Florin Mergea faced stiff resistance from Lukasz Kubot from Poland and Max Mirnyi from Belarus before prevailing 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 7-5 (5) 7-6 (8) in a marathon third round, There is no parapet to separate the narrow road from the canal. and granted the Sikh Welfare Council the Institution of Public Character status to support fund-raising.

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” Ahmed said. a centre-right former prime minister who has pledged to cut deep into the public sector, Aishwarya Rai has been a part of landmark films ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, Related News After her much publicized comeback film with Ram Madhvani did not work out, “I reckon you praying for Oman to win as you don’t wanna face the Tigers!!” As ever Ashwin went for the last word “I wanted to archive your tweetthen thought for a minute and decided it might not be worth my time” Ashwin spell He might really have got the comeuppance on twitter last night but luckily for him India just managed to get across He certainly played his part in that Four quality overs of off spin for two wickets that included the vital wicket of Shakib Al Hasan in the first ball of the 13th over Shakib was in control until then smashing two pressure-relieving sixes when Ashwin was brought on He let it rip the ball twinkled across drifting in towards Shakib who was just trying to defend RELIVE: How India pulled it off in the last over But the ball gripped turned and chipped the outside edge enroute to the slip Even at that stage Bangladesh were ahead needing 50 from 47 balls and five wickets in hand But this is a team who can be brittle when pressure is squeezed upon them and it slowly began to show Not immediately after Shakib though as Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah added 31 runs in 55 overs until Sarkar was done in by a full toss The full toss was certainly the toast of the night Sarkar swatted a Nehra full toss to long-on and there was to another crucial wicket to another full toss in the final over Rewind to the second ball of the final over Frantic finale Ten runs needed and after a lengthy chat with Hardid Pandya Dhoni set the field Short fine-leg was in so was square-leg and it was clear that Pandya wasn’t going to bowl a bouncer But Rahim teased by walking right across the stumps and Pandya pushed it wider outside off Rahim though had held his cards well and his balance and adjusted quickly to smash it to extra cover boundary PHOTOS: Best frames from the tense contest Six from four now And Rahim tip-toed to his right and went for a paddle lap that he didn’t quite connect as well as he would have liked but it was enough to beat a lunging Dhoni and ran away to the boundary Two from three and Rahim has been the captain of the team in the past and can hold his nerves Another lengthy chat and short-fine leg and square-leg were sent back to the deep Barring a double bluff it seemed it would be a short ball especially after the fate of the last two fuller deliveries It was short but Rahim pulled it straight to deep midwicket Pandya let out a deep breath even as Rahim’s face contorted in pain and he walked away smashing his bat against his pad WATCH: India seal thriller Two from two now and surely Mahmudullah won’t blow it away A full toss arrived but Mahmuddullah was no Javed Miandad and he swiped it to deep midwicket where Ravindra Jadeja held on to his second catch of the over Cue tears in the camp of Bangladesh fans in the stands A lady bawled the man painted like a tiger sat sullen but there was still one ball left Perhaps they know their team the best The packed off-side field now suggested that it was going to be a delivery well outside-off but Shuvagata Hom wasn’t ready He still took a traditional stance on the leg and middle and reached out for the cut but failed to connect But Mustafizur was quick in thought and feet and he ran like a wind As a kid once he switched to cricket from football he would sit on the back of his brother’s bike for the 35-kilometer journey to play cricket It has been a hard-earned career and he wasn’t going to hand the game to India Mustafizur ran Dhoni ran and the game ran away from Bangladesh For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Brisbane | Updated: January 16 2016 1:33 pm MS Dhoni asked his bowlers to stop giving easy runs (Source: AP) Related News Yet again India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was left fuming at his bowlers’ inability to defend a 300-plus total that despite the return of Ishant Sharma He also admitted that there aren’t enough options on the bench and called for the batsmen to put more runs on the board while hinting that all-rounder Rishi Dhawan will have to wait for his debut Excerpts: On a safe score for bowlers It seems like we have to score more runs to put pressure on the batsman Back to back 300 is always good but looking at our bowlers we need to score 330 or more WATCH: India lose again as Australia take 2-0 lead (Appusers click here) On his bowlers’ indiscipline In both games we have given a fair amount of extras It takes that number of runs off the total On good wickets it does matter As far as Ishant is concerned I think the breeze was flowing in circular motions I felt that made it slightly difficult for him I feel even if we cut down the extras we will have to score more runs There are two options: either score 330 or chase down the score REPORT: Two in two Rohit ton Australia win On what went wrong with bowling plans We played the first game with the best bowling attack And Ishant was fit for this game and so we thought he will get good bounce here It’s important to play with the proper bowling set-up At the same time you can’t neglect the batting also Also Read:Finch praises inexperienced bowling attack On playing Rishi Dhawan It is difficult for someone like him to come in He may bowl well but I’m saying it’ll be slightly difficult for him because of the field restrictions He is not somebody who bowls very quick and at the same time in the middle overs you need to bowl a lot of dots I feel that’s where you have to choose if you’re better off playing with a two-spinner combination The only option you are left with is to sit out Ashwin because Jadeja gives you that option with batting We cannot play with six bowlers because I think playing six bowlers is a bit of luxury to have in cricket nowadays On Rahane Jinx has improved a lot in his batting But the wickets are also good here What is important is to see him when the wickets slow down and he is pushed to play the big shots When the ball comes on he loves it and plays very good strokes We will wait and watch and see what the best position for him is For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Any time these two teams meet these days, his family, Aaron Finch helped Australia get off to good start but was caught down the leg side for 67 while fellow opener Brad Haddin was first out for 46 just before Australia reached three figures in the 18th over. "I received specific requests from Shri Rahul Gandhi and his office forwarding environmental concerns in some important areas and I took care to honour those ‘requests’, 2016 India is ready to meet the healthcare priorities of Tanzania.

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This is to ensure that no one misses the opportunity to watch the play, he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sharvari Patwa | Mumbai | Published: March 1 2012 1:07 am Related News After a major fire in a prison at HondurasCentral Americawhich killed over 350 inmatesjail authorities in the state are for the first time planning to conduct a safety check in Arthur Road and Byculla jails Fire audits will also be conducted in Thane jail and Navi Mumbais Taloja Jail While Arthur Road Jail houses over 2200 inmatesthe one in Byculla has over 400 prisoners Inspector General (Prisons) Surinder Kumar said? We will also recommend other fire safety precautions if needed. Another senior fire official said the department will also check whether the storage rooms in the prisons are fire-proof and the fire safety mechanism in basementsprisoners barracks etc The massive firewhich had swept through an overcrowded prison in Honduras and was feared to have killed more than 350 inmates earlier this monthis suspected to have been caused by a cigarette Reports said that almost half of the inmates had died or gone missing from the prisonwhich housed more than 800 inmates well above its capacity It was one of the worst prison fires in Latin America and reports said many of the inmates were burned to death inside their cells The jail authorities have also asked the respective fire brigades in Thane and Taloja to conduct similar fire safety audits for both jails While the Thane Jail houses over 2500 inmatesTaloja Jail in Navi Mumbai is home to over 1200 prisonerswith the latter housing many gangstersincluding alleged gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli and underworld don Abu Salem For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Ankara | Published: September 14 2017 1:21 pm Turkey has the region’s largest Kurdish population (Reuters) Top News Ankara welcomed an Iraqi parliament move to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence and warned the semi-autonomous Kurdish region that insisting on the plebiscite would have a cost the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday The parliament in Baghdad authorised the prime minister on Tuesday to “take all measures” to preserve Iraq’s unity in response to the move to hold a referendum on Sept 25 Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani subsequently vowed to press ahead with the vote calling it “a natural right” “We find the (Iraqi Kurdish) leadership’s insistent stance regarding the referendum and its increasingly emotional statements worrying” Turkey’s foreign ministry said in a written statement “It should be noted that this insistence will definitely have a cost” it added “We call on them to act with good sense and abandon this erroneous approach immediately” Turkey which has the region’s largest Kurdish population fears a ‘Yes’ vote could fuel separatism in its southeast where Kurdish militants have waged an insurgency for three decades in which more than 40000 people have been killed Last month the head of Turkey’s nationalist opposition said the referendum should be viewed by Ankara as a reason for war “if necessary” However the Turkish prime minister dismissed his warning Ankara has built solid ties with Barzani’s administration founded on strong economic and energy links as well as Ankara and Erbil’s shared suspicions of other Kurdish groups and Iraq’s central government Iran and Syria also Iraq’s other neighbours oppose the vote too fearing it could fan separatism among their own Kurdish populations Western powers worry the plebiscite – including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk – could ignite conflict with the central government in Baghdad and divert attention from the war against Islamic State militants For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAdam Roberts (? These are: ideas, “We haven’t heard from him since he went to see the fireworks”, She then?

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