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NEW DELHI, 31 AUGUST, 2015

HERO MOTOCORP TO BE THE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE FIH HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE FINAL

CONTINUES TO PROMOTE INDIAN SPORTS ON A GLOBAL STAGE

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY FEDERATION (FIH) HAS ANNOUNCED HERO MOTOCORP LTD AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2015 MEN’S HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE FINAL.

 

TAKING PLACE IN RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH BETWEEN 27 NOVEMBER AND 6 DECEMBER 2015, THE EVENT WILL BE CALLED THE ‘HERO HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE FINAL’.

 

THE SPONSORSHIP SEES HERO CONTINUE ITS ONGOING SUPPORT FOR THE SPORT OF HOCKEY AND THE FIH. HERO HAS PROVIDED THE TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR NUMEROUS FIH FLAGSHIP EVENTS, INCLUDING THE MEN’S WORLD CUP 2010, JUNIOR WORLD CUP 2013 AND THE INAUGURAL MEN’S WORLD LEAGUE FINAL 2014, WHICH WERE ALL HELD IN THE CAPITAL. HERO WAS ALSO TITLE SPONSOR OF THE MEN’S CHAMPIONS TROPHY IN BHUBANESWAR LATER IN 2014.

 

MR. PAWAN MUNJAL, CHAIRMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO, HERO MOTOCORP LTD., EXPRESSED HIS DELIGHT AT THE PARTNERSHIP. HE SAID, “THE ‘HERO HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE FINAL 2015’ IS YET AGAIN GOING TO BRING WORLD-CLASS HOCKEY TO THE COUNTRY. THIS WILL GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL THE TOP TEAMS INCLUDING AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, GREAT BRITAIN, BELGIUM, ARGENTINA, CANADA AND INDIA TO SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS BEFORE THEY HEAD INTO THE RIO OLYMPICS NEXT YEAR.

 

“AS A KEEN SUPPORTER OF OUR NATIONAL GAME, I AM ALSO QUITE HAPPY TO SEE THE EVENT BEING HELD AT RAIPUR IN THE STATE OF CHHATTISGARH, BECAUSE THIS WILL GIVE A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR HOCKEY FANS THERE TO SEE TOP CLASS ACTION UP CLOSE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS MOVE WILL CERTAINLY GO A LONG WAY IN FURTHER POPULARIZING THE GAME IN THE COUNTRY.”

 

FIH CEO KELLY FAIRWEATHER NOTED: “HERO IS ONE OF WORLD’S LEADING BRANDS; THEREFORE TO PARTNER WITH ONE OF INDIA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES ONCE AGAIN IS FANTASTIC FOR OUR SPORT. WE’VE ALREADY SEEN THE EFFECT THAT HERO’S COMMITMENT TO HOCKEY HAS HAD, ESPECIALLY IN INDIA WHERE THE NATIONAL MEN’S TEAM HAS ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR RIO 2016.

 

“THEIR SUPPORT EXTENDS MUCH BEYOND INDIA HOWEVER AS THEIR INPUT CONTINUES TO FUEL THE GROWTH OF HOCKEY AROUND THE WORLD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HERO IN RAIPUR AS WE AIM TO MAKE THE HERO HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE FINAL A TRULY FANTASTIC EVENT FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED.”

 

FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS IN JULY, THE FIELD IS NOW SET FOR THE FINAL.

 

THE WORLD LEAGUE FINAL LINE-UP INCLUDES EIGHT NATIONAL MEN’S HOCKEY TEAMS WHO QUALIFIED THROUGH THE WORLD LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS IN BUENOS AIRES AND ANTWERP.

 

THEY INCLUDE AUSTRALIA, RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE FIH WORLD RANKINGS, NETHERLANDS (2), GERMANY (3), BELGIUM (4), GREAT BRITAIN (5), ARGENTINA (6), HOSTS INDIA (8) AND CANADA (13).

 

THE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE 3,000 CAPACITY RAIPUR INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY STADIUM WHICH WAS OPENED AS A DEDICATED HOCKEY FACILITY IN AUGUST 2014.

 

HERO IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES. IN 2001, THE COMPANY BECAME THE LARGEST TWO-WHEELER MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN INDIA AND ALSO THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRODUCER OF TWO-WHEELERS IN TERMS OF UNIT VOLUME SALES IN A CALENDAR YEAR – A POSITION IT CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN TO DATE

ANOTHER BLOW TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY OF THE COUNTRY – RELIGIOUS OUTFITS SHUNTING THE DOORS OF SECULARISM IN INDIA

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) strongly condemns the murder of senior rationalist scholar Prof. M M Kalburgi and demands Govt. to order a probe into the matter immediately

August 31, 2015, New Delhi  : Prof. M. M. Kalburgi hailing from Dharwad, Karnataka, a renowned rationalist scholar and former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University, Karnataka, was shot dead on 30th August 2015 by unidentified gunmen at his residence, at point blank range. The murderers escaped on a motorcycle. The National Alliance of People’s Movements strongly condemns the murder, which is suspected to be yet another attempt of right wing extremists to kill persons with rationalist views.

Earlier, leading rationalist and anti-superstition activist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was murdered in Pune on 20th August 2013, and left leader and outspoken critic of Hindutva, Shri Govind Pansare was murdered in Kolhapur on 20th February 2015. This latest foul murder of Prof. M. M. Kalburgi, along with the earlier two murders, is suspected to have been committed by right wing religious extremists.

With a BJP government at the Centre providing tacit support, right wing Hindutva elements are emboldened and are increasingly coming out openly against persons who are merely critical of Hinduism. They are intolerant of persons who differ from them, and deliberately get “hurt feelings” or “hurt sentiments” at the slightest excuse. They choose to interpret even mere discussions, debates and statements about Hindu practices and rituals as an insult to Hinduism, and resort to threatening and attacking speakers and writers. They have also been indulging in “moral policing” accompanied by violence. If this trend is not immediately checked and turned back, the people of India will lose their freedom of speech and association, and India’;s secular democracy will turn into fascism.

So far, despite considerable popular uproar regarding the premeditated killings, the police has been unwilling or unable to make arrests in both Dabholkar and Pansare murder cases, which took place in broad daylight, just like the murder of Kalburgi. What is common to all three premeditated murders is that the victims had all been repeatedly threatened by right wing extremists due to their rationalist views and opposition to obscurantist beliefs.

Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Shri Ram Sene have staged statewide protests against their views and are suspected to be responsible for the killings. Co-convenor of the Bajrang Dal’s Bantwal (Karnataka) cell, Bhuvith Shetty, showing his extremism towards religious freedom and independent views, is openly celebrating the murder with a tweet, which states: “Then it was U.R.Ananthamurthy and now M.M.Kalburgi. Mock Hinduism and die dogs (sic.) death. And dear K. S. Bhagwan you are next”. This is naked terrorism by a religious extremist, which government must urgently deal with in accordance with the law.

The Constitution of India guarantees liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship to all citizens, and prescribes development of scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform as every citizen’;s fundamental duty. The words and actions of these fundamentalist terror groups goes directly against the spirit of the Constitution. But governments have been lackadaisical, perhaps even deliberately so, in investigating these crimes and reining in the groups which have been issuing veiled as well as naked threats (like the tweet above) to persons who are rationalist in thought and belief.

The rise of religious fundamentalism is bringing the democracy and secularism of India into serious question, and may permanently and irreversibly destabilize the Republic. It is high time for government to declare these religious outfits as terror groups and take necessary actions against them. Without such stern and rapid action, we may soon witness situations like those happening in Bangladesh, where Islamic fundamentalists are killing rationalist bloggers.

The National Alliance of People’s Movements, therefore demands that

1)        CBI must thoroughly investigate the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M.Kalburgi with a sense of urgency, arrest the suspected murderers and the guiding forces behind them, and ensure that sufficient hard evidence is made available to the public prosecutor to secure conviction.

2)        Prime Minister Narendra Modi must unequivocally declare his stand as well as the union government’;s stand regarding all the three premeditated murders, and institute procedures to deal with such acts of terrorism.

3)        Terrorist outfits regardless of the religion to which they belong or claim to support, must be declared as “terror groups” since, in direct contravention of the country’s democracy and secularism, they openly violate the freedom of speech by threatening and even eliminating persons who express different views. 

Medha Patkar – Narmada Bachao Andolan and the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM); Prafulla Samantara – Lok Shakti Abhiyan & Lingraj Azad – Samajwadi Jan Parishad – Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, NAPM, Odisha; Dr. Sunilam, Aradhna Bhargava – Kisan Sangharsh Samiti & Meera – Narmada Bachao Andolan, NAPM, MP; Suniti SR, Suhas Kolhekar, Prasad Bagwe – NAPM, Maharashtra; Gabriele Dietrich, Geetha Ramakrishnan – Unorganised Sector Workers Federation, NAPM, TN; C R Neelkandan – NAPM Kerala; P Chennaiah & Ramakrishnam Raju – NAPM Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Sandeep Pandey, Arundhati Dhuru, Richa Singh, Nandlal Master – NAPM, UP; Sister Celia – Domestic Workers Union & Rukmini V P, Garment Labour Union, NAPM, Karnataka; Vimal Bhai – Matu Jan sangathan & Jabar Singh, NAPM, Uttarakhand; Anand Mazgaonkar, Krishnakant – Paryavaran Suraksh Samiti, NAPM Gujarat; Kamayani Swami, Ashish Ranjan – Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan & Mahendra Yadav – Kosi Navnirman Manch, NAPM Bihar; Faisal Khan, Khudai Khidmatgar, J S Walia, NAPM Haryana; Kailash Meena, NAPM Rajasthan;Amitava Mitra & Sujato Bhadra, NAPM West Bengal; Bhupender Singh Rawat – Jan Sangharsh Vahini & Rajendra Ravi, Madhuresh Kumar and Shabnam – NAPM, Delhi 

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Cordially invite you to attend

The Fourth C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2015
delivered by

Raghuram Rajan 28-08-15
Dr. Raghuram Rajan
Governor, Reserve Bank of India
on

“Reforming the Financial Sector”

Friday, 18th September, 2015 | 10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM
Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Ananta Aspen Centre and Confederation of Indian Industry cordially invite you to the Fourth C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2015.  Dr C. K Prahalad (1941-2010), management guru, teacher, thinker and visionary was passionate in his belief of India’s inherent potential and its chosen destiny. He  strongly felt that a country with a billion people should not look outward for “best practices” but innovate “next practices”.

His belief in the Indian capacity for innovation, given its diversity and interrogative intellectual traditions made him celebrate Indian achievement and achievers. In all of these he also demonstrated his belief that innovation should focus on those at the bottom of the pyramid. His contributions in management like ‘competitive advantage’, strategy as stretch’, fortune at the bottom of the pyramid’ and ‘co-creation’ will continue to excite students and colleagues to walk those roads.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Raghuram Rajan took over charge as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on September 5, 2013. Prior to that, he was the Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School.  He was also Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (2003-2006). Dr. Rajan had chaired the Indian Government’s Committee on Financial Sector Reforms (2007-2008).

Dr. Rajan has attained his B.Tech (Elec.) degree from IIT, Delhi in 1985, MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1987 and Phd from MIT, US in 1991.

His work spans a broad range of areas in financial economics, most important to the development of economies worldwide, ranging from the central role of banks in creating liquidity and the role of finance in economic growth to the nature of corporations and their financing.  He co-authored, “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” with Luigi Zingales in 2003. He then wrote “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy,”for which he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010.

Dr. Rajan is a member of the Group of Thirty. He was the President of the American Finance Association in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the best finance researcher under the age of 40. The other awards he has received include the global Indian of the year award from NASSCOM in 2011, the Infosys prize for the Economic Sciences in 2012, the Center for Financial Studies-Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, and the ‘Central Bank Governor of the Year’ Award by EuroMoney Magazine in 2014. In January 2015, he was named ‘Governor of the Year’ by the Central Banking Publications.

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Rahul Bajaj 28-08-15 Mr Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Rahul Bajaj heads Bajaj Group of companies. Group activities include manufacture and sale of motorised two-, three- and four-wheel vehicles, home appliances, electric lamps, wind energy, special alloy and stainless steel, cranes, forgings, infrastructure development, material handling equipment, travel, general and life insurance and investment, consumer finance, and asset management.Mr Bajaj is a former member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of parliament), former chairman of Indian Airlines and former chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

He is also a member and former chairman of the International Business Council, World Economic Forum; a member of the global advisory board, Harvard Business School; a member of the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC; and a member of the executive board of the Indian School of Business. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Padma Bhushan from the government of India and honorary doctorates from six universities. He has a BA (honours) in economics, a law degree from Mumbai University and an MBA from Harvard.


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Friday, 18th September, 2015 |10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM
Registration begins at 09:30 AM. Please be seated by 09:45 AM

WHERE
Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

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Egypt to hold parliamentary elections in October, November

Egypt’s parliamentary elections will be held in two stages, in October and November. Half of the country’s governorate will vote on October 18-19, while the second half will cast their votes on November 22-23 during the ‘second stage’ of the elections, the Head of the Supreme Election Committee, Ayman Abbas, said in a statement. Voters outside Egypt will cast ballots in a first stage on October 17-18, and a second stage on November 21-22. If required, the revote will also take place in two stages, on October 26-28 and November 30 – December 2. The registration period for candidates will begin on September 1 and will last 12 days. The official election results will be announced in December so that “Egypt will have a new legislature before the end of the year,” the Committee added.

EU ministers to hold emergency talks on September 14

EU home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks in Brussels on September 14 on the escalating migration crisis in Europe, AFP reports. The government of Luxembourg, which holds the EU’s six-month rotating presidency, said that the meeting is being convened “to assess the situation on the ground, the political actions underway and to discuss the next steps in order to strengthen the European response.” Nearly 340,000 migrants reached EU’s borders in the first seven months of 2015, which is nearly a three-fold increase compared to same period last year.

Tokyo rally momentum against Abe’s security bills

Largest rally held against national security bills

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in central Tokyo to oppose national security bills in the largest rally so far against the proposed legislation

The bill has been welcomed by the US, which is seeking more support from its Asian ally, but was met with disfavor by China and South Korea, which are engaged in territorial disputes with Japan.

The Japanese public has consistently opposed the bill, with the latest poll conducted by the Kyodo news agency suggesting that almost 70 percent are against it receiving final approval.

The organizers say about 120,000 people gathered near the Diet building on Sunday. The police say 30,000 took part in the rally.In front of the gate of the building, protesters carried placards with the messages “Don’t destroy Article 9” and “We won’t let any children be killed”.
Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto told the crowd it’s encouraging to see that the spirit of the Constitution and the war-renouncing Article 9 has taken root. He said this is a crucial time to regain democracy and he will act with them.
A university student said she cannot take responsibility for the lives that would be lost if the national security bills become law.
She also said she doesn’t want her taxes to be used to supply ammunition that would harm children in faraway countries.
She added she is confident that the passage of the bills can be stopped.
The leaders of the largest opposition Democratic Party, the Japanese Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party, and the People’s Life Party & Taro Yamamoto and Friends joined the rally. They pledged to do all they can to stop the bills from becoming law.The organizers of the rally say around 300 similar protests were held across the country on Sunday.Reports NHK
Sea of Masses of people in Tokyo flooded the street just in front of the parliament’s main entrance and surrounded the building. A nearby park was also swarming with demonstrators. Despite being present in heavy numbers, the police were unable to restrict the demonstrators to the sidewalks because of the size of the crowd reports International media.
Tens of thousands of people gathered outside Japan’s parliament building on Sunday to protest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s controversial bill, which authorizes Japanese armed forces to join foreign military operations. Some also called for the PM’s resignation.

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DLF Promenade hosts Arsenal Academy soccer clinic kick-start the football season

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DLF Promenade supports Magic Bus children to be part of the Arsenal Academy 

30th August 2015: Making this festive weekend a delight for families and soccer fans, DLF Promenade organised an exclusive Soccer Clinic by The Arsenal Football academy for children this weekend. The clinic saw spot registrations for as many as 80 young football enthusiasts. This was held over a period of 2 days, Saturday and Sunday (29th – 30th August), at The Hub, DLF Promenade. Children played the Arsenal Way and won ‪#‎RayParlour & ‪#‎SolCampbell signed Arsenal Soccer School Jerseys, merchandise and membership discounts. DLF Promenade also awarded a special scholarships to 3 under privileged children of Magic Bus, a non-profit organisation, which works towards the welfare of underprivileged children via sports. These children will now get to train under the Arsenal academy for the entire year.

Activities like Penalty shootout (how many you can score in 3 shots), Keep Uppie (how many time you can juggle a ball), Obstacle course (How quickly can you complete our score), Trick Challenge (how many tricks can you do) and the rapid fire quiz (how much do you know about Arsenal FC), engaged the kids through the weekend. 

While awarding the scholarship to the Magic Bus children, Ms. Dinaz Madhukar Sr. Vice President & Mall Head, DLF Promenade said “India is a land of champions and we need to instill core values like self-belief and focus into them. Through this soccer clinic in association with the Arsenal Football academy, we wanted to encourage families visiting the mall to involve their children in sports and also support these talented and deserving children from Magic Bus to realize their potential.”

Also present at the occasion, Mr. Jaideep Bhatia, Head, Fundraising, Magic Busmentioned “At Magic Bus, we believe that sports can catalyze change for the children we support . I am glad that DLF Promenade is supporting the training of budding talent with  one of the best of International soccer programmes available her in India.”. 

Mr. David Moliner from Arsenal Soccer Schools added “Soccer is the second best sport loved by all children from various age groups after cricket in India. To facilitate such a clinic for budding talent & soccer enthusiasts is a great way to get them involved in the sport. I hope this encourages new talent and drives kids to participate in our world-class training programme.”.

The action-packed weekend fun was doubled by the screening of Arsenal & Newcastle United for all the football lovers at DLF Promenade. Soccer enthusiasts and their parents also availed a 15% discount on India on Track – Arsenal Soccer School Membership and 20% discount on Arsenal Merchandise at The Puma Store. At the clinic free training sessions and exclusive arsenal merchandises was also given out to young soccer enthusiasts.

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FIBA Asia Championship Day 2: Indian Women outclassed by Japan

FIBA Asia Championship Day 2: Indian Women outclassed by Japan

Wuhan, China, 30 August 2015: Reigning Asian Champs from 2013, Japan, proved too strong for India on Day two of the 26th FIBA Asia Women’s Championship 2015 that is underway at Wuhan, China. Coming into this game, Japan had beaten Korea in a hard fought 59-53, while India had fallen to Chinese Taipei. Today, the Japanese faced little trouble against a young Indian side missing two of its key backcourt players.

Starting point guard Kavita Akula has been made unavailable for the event due to her college career starting in the U.S. Matters were made harder in today’s game, as India’s most experienced player and captain Anitha Paul Durai was rested as a precautionary measure.

The first quarter began with Japan taking a huge 32-9 lead against India. With the depleted backcourt, the bulk of the playmaking load fell on the young shoulders of 17-year-old Bhandavya HM, who battled hard for close to 35 minutes, the most time spent on court by any player from either team. However, India ended up conceding 36 turnovers, the second straight game with more than 30 turnovers. Japan pounced on these additional opportunities, leaking out for 22 easy fast break points, many of them facilitated by their 19 steals.

Japan also dominated the paint-game, outrebounding India 52-29, with 23 of these rebounds coming on the offensive glass. By halftime, Japan had built a mammoth 63-21 lead. In the second half, Japan showcased their deep bench, which scored a whopping 89 points in total against India’s 13, making this 131-31 win a formality.   Six Japanese players scored in double digits, while for India, Bhandavya and Stephy managed 6 and 5 points respectively.

There were a few relative positives for India, notably their higher freethrow shooting percentage (7/11) and three blocks, two of which came via centre R Rajapriyadarshini. Another individual statistic of note was Smruthi Radhakrishnan’s 4 offensive rebounds, the joint highest among all players, matched only by Japan centre Yuka Mamiya. Radhakrishnan ended as India’s top rebounder with 6 boards.

India will next face another Asian giant and reigning bronze medallist China tomorrow afternoon. Captain Anitha Paul Durai is expected to return to action.

Japan (Mio Shinokazi 25, Mika Kurihara 19, Al Mitani 16) bt India (Bhandavya HM 6, Stephy Nixon 5) 131-31 (32-9, 31-12, 25-6, 43-4)

For the full box score, please access the following link:http://www.fiba.com/asiawomen/2015/3008/Japan-India/

UPCOMING INDIA TEAM GROUP A SCHEDULE FOR 26TH FIBA ASIA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

S. No. Match Day and Date Local Time in Wuhan, China Indian Standard Time
2. India v. China Monday, 31 August 2015 5:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3. India v. Thailand Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
4. India v. Korea Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

INDIAN SQUAD FOR THE 26TH FIBA ASIA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Jersey
No
Family Name(s)/Last Name First Name(s)/Given Name Date of Birth
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Place of Birth
(City & Country)
Height
(cm)
Weight(Kg) Position
04 PRASANNAN GEETHA Anjana 09/11/1994 Kollam India 177 56 G/F
06 Stephy Nixon 06/06/1992 Chalakudy India 184 79 C
08 KOCHUPARAMBU SUBHASHMON Poojamol 14/08/1996 Kottayam India 174 64 G/F
10 RADHAKRISHNAN Smruthi 15/04/1992 Thaliyil India 175 68 F
13 PALANILKUMKALAYIL SKARIA Jeena 09/01/1994 Kalpatta India 179 64 F
14 LIMAYE Shireen Vijay 13/12/1995 Pune India 178 69 F
18 HEMMIGE MAHESHA Bhandavya 18/04/1998 Mandya India 163 53 G/F
22 MURALINATH Apporva 02/02/1989 Chennai India 180 68 F
33 RAJAGANAPATHI Rajapriyadharshini 03/01/1994 Salem India 189 72 PF/C
77 PAUL DURAI Anitha 22/06/1985 Chennai India 168 66 G
88 TUDU Sitamani 04/10/1994 Bahalda India 169 58 G/F

*PG – Point Guard / Feeder, G – Guard, F – Forward, G/F – Wing, PF – Power Forward, C – Centre, PF/C – Pivot

  1. Team Manager: Mr. Rajendar Manthani
  2. Team Physio: Mr. Radha Krishna Reddy
  3. Coach: Mr. Francisco Garcia
  4. Assistant Coach: Ms. Aparna Ghosh
  5. Referee: Ms. Snehal Bendke
  6. Referee: Mr. Rajnarayan Patro

About the FIBA Asia Women’s Championship 2015 & India’s Participation

Tournament Format

This will be the 26th edition of the Asian Women’s Basketball Championship. 12 teams are expected participate in this championship and are divided into two Levels. Level 1 features the top six teams, while level 2 features the remaining six. League matches are conducted within each level and the two bottom placed teams from Level 1 play ‘qualifying matches’ against the two top placed teams from Level 2. The winning teams from these ‘qualifying matches’ qualify to Level 1 for the next edition of this event while the losing two teams are relegated to Level 2.

Simultaneously, the top four Level 1 teams go through to the semi-finals, followed by the finals. A bronze medal match is also played between the losing semi-finalists to determine the third and fourth placed teams. The winning team qualifies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the second and third placed teams go through to the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Tournament history

Prior to the upcoming iteration, 25 editions of this biennial championship have been held so far, dating back to 1965. South Korea won the inaugural edition and leads the gold medal tally overall (12 Golds), followed by China (11 Golds) and Japan (2 Golds). India first participated at this event in 1970, and has competed 16 times in total. The Indian women’s team best finish came at the last edition of this Championship in 2013, when we finished 5th. Prior to that, India’s best finish had been 6th place at the 1992, 2009 and 2011 iterations.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at www.basketballfederationindia.org

The All Tribal Students Union Manipur (‪#‎ATSUM‬) has urged the Governor not to give his assent to the Protection of ‪#‎Manipur‬ People Bill, 2015 which is likely to be passed by the ‪#‎ManipurLegislativeAssembly‬. In a representation to the Governor, ATSUM pointed out that the Bill is being drafted as per the wish and whims of the ‪#‎JCILPS‬ without any representation from the ‪#‎tribal‬ Assembly members.

The All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has urged the Governor not to give his assent to the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015 which is likely
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Are you with me, Naresh? Hillary Clinton

Are you with me, Naresh? _ Hillary Clinton

Are you with me, Naresh?

Hillary Clinton

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Prime Minister’s Office

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