India’s ace tennis player Sania Mirza celebrated her 32nd Birthday on November 15.
Born to parents Imran Mirza, a sports journalist and Naseema, a homemaker, Sania was brought up in a Muslim family in Hyderabad. She started playing tennis at the tender age of six.
Through her tennis career, Sania has had notable victories over famous players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli, Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina and Victoria Azarenka.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday gave a green signal to Maratha reservation in the state at a rally in Ahmednagar.
Fadnavis said, “We have received a report on Maratha reservation from Backwards Commission. I request all of you to prepare to celebrate on December 1.”
We have received report on Maratha reservation from Backwards Commission. I request all of you to prepare to celebrate on December 1: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at a rally in Ahmednagar pic.twitter.com/MxsJ4zYf9B
The Election Commission on Thursday appointed IAS officer Ashish Kundra as poll-bound Mizoram's new chief electoral officer, replacing S B Shashank after widespread protests in the state.
A notification issued by the EC said, "The Election Commission of India in consultation with the Government of Mizoram hereby nominates Ashish Kundra as the chief electoral officer for the state of Mizoram with immediate effect."
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As hearing resumes in the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) plea challenging the central government order to end the 56-year-old lease of National Herald building, Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing for November 22.
The Court has also ordered to maintain status quo till the next date of hearing.
#UPDATE Delhi High Court adjourns hearing in National Herald case for 22nd November and orders complete status quo to be maintained till next date of hearing https://t.co/cSYQLcYJHe
Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi took an about turn on Wednesday from his remarks that he made on Wednesday that Kashmir should be “allowed to evolve as an independent state” and blamed the Indian media for quoting him out of context.
In a video that got viral, he was heard saying, "Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir. It can't even manage its four provinces. The big thing is insaaniyat (humanity). People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful."
The Cyclonic storm Gaja is expected to hit Tamil Nadu on Thursday evening along with heavy rainfall at most places over Tamilnadu and Puducherry where the Indian Metrological Department issued a red alert with heavy rainfall on November 16.
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Sourav Ganguly Appointed CAB President, Avishek Dalmiya To Be Jt Secy
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September 24 , 2015 , 19:16 IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was today appointed the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), ending the suspense on who will take over the state cricket body following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.
The announcement of Ganguly was made by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of senior CAB officials and state government ministers at the state secretariat building.
In another major development, Dalmiya's son Avishek was inducted as one of the two joint secretaries replacing the current incumbent Ganguly. Subir Ganguly will continue as the other joint secretary while Biswarup Dey will continue as treasurer.
While the Chief Minister officially made it clear that it was a decision taken by the CAB officials and she was there to support their bid to take the game of cricket in the state forward, it was apparent that it took government interference to annoint Ganguly in place of the late Dalmiya.
"We are going through a big crisis after his (Dalmiya) unfortunate death. Someone has to head CAB. Dalmiya loved cricket so much. So it's important that the people closed to him (should run the show)... cricket family is most important.
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My only request to all of you that be together, remain united and take the Jaguda's legacy forward," CM Banerjee said with interim sports minister Arup Biswas by her side.
While some CAB officials had to depend on the interference of the ruling party, the CM clarified that it was a decision taken by the officials themselves.
"It's not fair for me to interfere. I just want them to do well, I'm there with them like a deputy or colleague. It's what they have decided together," Banerjee said.
"I should not be announcing this but since all of them are requesting I feel that as someone (Sourav Ganguly) who had led India so many years should now take charge of the role and they should form the set up with Abhishek, Subir, Biswarup and all other senior members," she said.
The 43-year-old Ganguly on his part said, "Anything in life is a new challenge. I am particularly happy that Avishek is coming into administration as it is a very emotional time for him. Myself, Biswarup, Subir would all work together and there won't be any problems. We have 117 (actually 121) members and we will decide the way forward."
While Dalmiya Junior, with no experience in sports administrative was the biggest gainer in this whole episode, the two big losers were treasurer Dey and senior joint secretary Subir, who were harbouring aspirations of going into an election, the option of which ended today after CM's intervention.