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(Source: AP) Top News Chelsea end their season as the Premier League champions and close out their campaign with a home game against relegated Sunderland.Aside from laying their hands on the EPL trophy for the second time in three years they also bid adieu to John Terry who will take the field for one last time for the Blues after a career spent at the club However it will be an occasion for midfielder N’Golo Kante as he was named as the ‘Player of the Year’ by the Premier League on Sunday his third individual accolade Earlier he was named as the ‘Player of the Year’ by the Football Writers Association and the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) “It’s a huge honour to be named player of the year… and I want to thank everyone who voted for me I work hard in training I try to give my best and I work with so many very good players; that’s why we won the league two times” Kante said “We played many good games but we won 5-0 against Everton which was a very beautiful game and also my goal against Manchester United (in a 4-0 win) It is always good to score and I am happy for these two games” the midfielder added Kante fended off competition froman eight-man shortlist that also included Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta Spurs’ Harry Kane Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen Romelu Lukaku of Everton and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal Kante scored his only goal of the season against Manchester United and provided one assist this season It is his ability to break up play shield Chelsea’s defence and launch attacks that has been key for the team Already crowned the PFA’s Player of the Year on Sunday Kante was crowned the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Season for 2016/17 Kante has secured the award away from Jamie vardy who collected the prize 12 months ago after Leicester’s title winning campaign For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Karan Prashant Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: September 20 2016 5:32 pm Milan Singh 24 has joined Delhi Dynamos for his second ISL stint Top News Delhi Dynamos midfielder Milan Singh repeats the age old belief centered around football and North East India “Football is in the genes of every one from North-East India If you are born in North East the first thing that you get introduced to is football” says the Manipuri ISL team Delhi Dynamos announced the signing of Milan on loan from DSK Shivajians in July The 24-year old footballer says that he is excited to represent the ‘Roaring Lions’ “When the opportunity to represent Delhi Dynamos came my way I accepted it immediately It was a chance for me to grow as a player” he said The footballer from Manipur who has earlier represented NorthEast United (2014) in the first season has grown his reputation in last two years The player has already played I-league for Pailan Arrows (2010-2013) and Shillong Lajong (2013-2016) before singing on for DSK Shivajians in 2016 Milan has also represented India U-23 side with sixappearances Also Read |Manipuri duo Milan Singh and Soram Poirei join Delhi Dynamos “Representing the country is something I dreamt of and to get opportunities like that is all I live for The league format also gives me great feeling of representing a team and standing up to fans’ expectations I am lucky to gain these experiences so early in my career” Milan says But the road to become a professional footballer was not an easy one for him Born to a farmer in a small village in Manipur Milan and his family were victimised by poverty and hunger as he grew up While talking to IndianExpresscom he recounts the incident when he scored sixgoals in a tournament in Imphal He reached back home dying to have some food only to find that hismother did not cook anything as she ran out of rice “It is a memory that I can never forget; I still have dreams about that day” Milan says Milan and his four brothers were all introduced to football by his father who was a huge fan of the sport His father once saw him performing at a sub-junior state level tournament His performance was applauded by all the spectators and he won the best player trophy “My father after that day sacrificed a lot to ensure that I become a professional footballer” Milan says Also Read |Indian players should get attention in Indian football leagues not foreigners: Kean Lewis With no money to buy football Milan often practiced the sport using the local Manipuri fruit ‘Nobab’ He could not afford to buy shoes so often walked 25 km without any footwear to the training ground in the city “Troubles and hardships are something that I have seen from very close quarters but while I played adversities looked nonexistent My passion and grit ensured nothing pegs me down” Milan says Insurgency was high in the region while he grew up Because of rising tensions and clashes the military often used to seal the borders and Milan was left stranded in the city after the football practice “My childhood friend Soram Poirei who trained with me used to provide me shelter for days at a stretch during those tough times I grew up like family to him” Milan says Fate has brought the two footballers together once again as Soram will be joining Milan at Delhi Dynamos this season “We spent hours riding bicycle and competing in the rains other than playing football while growing up We have shared our dreams and goals along with each other We are friends for life” Milan says about Soram Battling against poverty hunger and insurgency Milan was able to make a career as a professional footballer Now he cannot imagine a life without the sport “Football is lifeto me” the 24-year old Manipuri footballer says For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: AP | Manchester | Published: September 15 2016 10:29 am Sergio Aguero has scored nine goals in five games for Manchester City under new boss Pep Guardiola (Source: Reuters) Top News A 24-hour delay couldn’t put prolific Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero off his stride in the Champions League on Wednesday Aguero scored a hat trick to lead City to a 4-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in their rescheduled Group C opener that was washed out Tuesday because of torrential rain before kickoff at Etihad Stadium The Argentina international is compiling some impressive numbers under new coach Pep Guardiola this season: Nine goals in five games; two hat tricks so far in the Champions League with the other coming in the playoff round against Steaua Bucharest So too is Guardiola This was City’s seventh straight win to open the Spaniard’s coaching tenure and his team’s attacking intensity was too much for Moenchengladbach to handle Kelechi Iheanacho – a late replacement for Aguero –added a fourth goal for City which did its best to keep pace with group rival Barcelona a day after the Spanish side thrashed Celtic 7-0 There were positives all over the field for City perhaps no more so than the sight of Ilkay Gundogan running midfield on his debut following an offseason move from Borussia Dortmund It was the Germany international’s first game since April when he dislocated his right kneecap and he slotted right into Guardiola’s team –much to the coach’s surprise But that couldn’t take the limelight from Aguero who was back in the team amid a three-match domestic suspension for elbowing an opponent during a Premier League game He tapped in the opening goal from Aleksandar Kolarov’s low cross in the ninth minute converted a penalty in the 28th after Gundogan was tripped and completed his hat trick by rounding the goalkeeper in a one-on-one chance set up by Raheem Sterling in the 77th minute Ever the perfectionist Guardiola said that if Aguero worked harder for the team even more goals will come his way “I wanted to convince Sergio that his talent in the box to score goals is natural –I cannot teach him that” Guardiola said “But he has to know that behind there is a team that’s going to help him if he’s going to help and that is what I want to convince him “OK the goals will come along But if he can help us in that way he’s going to score a lot of goals” Aguero’s early goals quietened a reduced contingent of Moenchengladbach fans who had stayed on an extra day to support their team Some of them had slept in a coach at the Etihad overnight and when they got to their seats for Wednesday’s hastily rearranged match they found an absence letter – drafted and signed by the club’s sporting director Max Eberl – that could be given to the fans’ employers to explain why they might have missed work The German club had its moments such as when captain Lars Stindl brought a great save from City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from a well-worked corner routine late in the first half But the visitors couldn’t stifle City’s attacking threat and conceded chance after chance in the final minutes “The whole team knew what to expect It’s not untypical of City” Moenchengladbach coach Andre Schubert said “We knew they’d press us high particularly the first 25 minutes and exert their power on us “We have to play to our limits We had to get everything right be very courageous attack high up with high intensity We didn’t manage to do that” City reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time last season losing to eventual champion Real Madrid and Guardiola spoke in his program notes about creating history at a club that has never won Europe’s top trophy “The next step with this club is to be there every single season quarterfinal semifinal and maybe in the final” Guardiola said “It is not the point to arrive once and after disappear” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 18 2015 12:30 am This is because the early stages of COPD are often unrecognised Related News Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) a common lung disease worldwide has been raising concerns experts say It is the third leading cause of death worldwide and in India approximately15 million people suffer from COPD What’s more worrying is that COPD causes four times more deaths in India compared to US and Europe November 18 is being observed as World COPD Day and experts rue lack of awareness about the disease Share This Article Related Article COPD is a non-communicable lung disease that gradually causes breathlessness However recent studies indicate that 25-50% of people with clinically significant COPD don’t even know they have it This is because the early stages of COPD are often unrecognised “The early symptoms of COPD are chronic cough bringing up sputum and breathlessness during physical activity such as exercise or walking up the stairs” says Dr Sundeep Salvi Director Chest Research Foundation Pune Both asthma and COPD patients have common complaints of difficulty in breathing and hence experts feel that in COPD differential diagnosis is crucial Most patients reach doctors at a stage when the disease is advanced and chances of lung attack are high making it difficult for patients and their families On the occasion Dr Ashish Goyal Chaitanya Nursing Home has undertaken a mission “Finding Millions Treating Millions” for spreading more awareness about the disease “The earlier COPD is detected the more effective treatment can be” he says Although there is no cure for COPD treatments are available that alleviate symptoms of breathlessness so that patients can participate more fully in daily life Patients may be able to slow or even stop the progress of COPD by reducing their exposure to risk factors According to Dr Yogesh Agarwal from Aditya Birla hospital one of the primary causes of COPD is smoking During festivals such as Diwali the air quality deteriorates to a level that the smog is akin to smoking two cigarettes a day he pointed out Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) can facilitate removal of this excess carbon dioxide and improve oxygenation of the body by augmenting the patient’s ventilation Agarwal added Doctors further advise that if the person finds it hard to breathe and are above 35 years of age live or work in areas where there is smoke/noxious gas/fumes and also are or were a smoker then a simple screening test needs to be taken to rule out COPD For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRome: Three out of four men’s seeds booked second-round spots at the Rome Masters on Monday as Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled the plug on his participation due to a training injury The sudden adductor problem with less than a fortnight left before the French Open is not good news for the seventh seed On court there were wins for Canadian tenth seed Milos Raonic and 11th seed Richard Gasquet as second seed Andy Murray landed in Rome after splitting from coach Amelie Mauresmo a day after he lost the Madrid final to Novak Djokovic Thomas Bellucci sent 14th seed Gael Monfils to a 6-3 7-6 (7/2) opening loss with Monfils calling for the trainer after less than half an hour on court File photo of Raonic Getty Images Tsonga said he would work to be fit for the start of Roland Garros "I was sick when I left Madrid for two days and I came here and I tried to play a little bit to see how it goes" Tsonga said "This morning I just stretched a little bit my adductor" Tsonga lost in the Madrid third round to Raonic and played a Monte Carlo semi-final against compatriot Monfils last month "This is not something good to be a little bit injured before Roland Garros I hope I will have the chance to recover quick enough to prepare as good as possible" Raonic defeated Italian Marco Cecchinato 6-4 4-6 6-4 to line up a massive challenge against Nick Kyrgios in the next round Kyrgios hammered Italian wild card Salvatore Caruso 6-1 6-2 after reaching the semi-finals in Estoril and the Madrid quarter-finals in his last two clay events "Clay is probably my least preferred surface to be honest But I actually don’t play too bad on it I think it suits my game quite well" the Australian said "It gives me time to set up and really go for my shots and then execute If you’ve got a good serve you can serve for any surface" Kyrgios said he had not spoken with slumping Bernard Tomic whose habit of giving away matches and not trying his best is becoming a major cross to bear for the Aussie "I haven’t really been hanging out with Bernard or speak to him too much" Kyrgios said "I’m sure something is not right" Heavy hitters Kyrgios and Raonic stand level at 2-2 in their series with the Australian winning the last two at Wimbledon last summer and Miami in March France’s Gasquet advanced past compatriot Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-0 Austrian 13th seed Dominic Thiem overcame Alexander Dolgopolov 6-3 3-6 6-4 while Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez spoiled the day for Italian number one Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-6 (7-2) Qualifier Ernests Gulbis beat Ivo Karlovic 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 6-3 German teenager Alexander Zverev put out fading Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-4 Murray meanwhile had broken ground as the first major ATP player to work with a female coach which he did for almost two years with Mauresmo "I’ve learned a lot from Amélie over the past two years She’s been a calming influence in the team and we’ll miss having her around" Murray said in a statement "I’ll take some time to consider the next steps and how we progress from here" The relationship was interrupted last year as the Frenchwoman took time away to have a child joining Murray by becoming a new parent last August Since then her appearances in the team camp have been limited In women’s play 1999 champion Venus Williams the 12th seed started with a defeat of Coco Vandeweghe 6-4 6-3 as Russian Darya Kasatkina put out Czech 16th seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 6-4 "That was my first time playing against Coco I hit with her a little bit at Fed Cup but I was not really sure what to expect" William said "I imagine that on the clay I have a little bit more advantage just having played more matches on clay I think that helped a lot" Roland Garros finalist Lucie Safarova the tenth seed started with a defeat of veteran Italian wild card Francesca Schiavone 6-3 6-2 New Delhi: The Centre on Monday discussed with the West Bengal police and central paramilitary forces the prevailing situation in Darjeeling where protests led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for a separate state turned violent on Saturday Representational image PTI At a meeting senior officials of the home ministry West Bengal police and central paramilitary forces reviewed the steps taken to restore normalcy there The ministry officials stressed the need for "rationalisation" of forces through proper deployment of security personnel at sensitive places sources said The meeting was attended by special secretary (Internal Security) in the home ministry Rina Mitra West Bengal additional director general of police Anuj Sharma among others The officials also discussed plans for making optimum use of the central forces to ensure that peace is restored in Darjeeling sources said The present crisis was sparked by fears of Bengali being imposed in schools in the GJM-administered areas where a majority of the people are Nepali-speaking Gorkhas The scenic hills erupted in fresh violence on Saturday as supporters of the GJM clashed with the police and set fire to a toy station and a police post The GJM leadership had claimed four of its supporters were killed in police firing Today’s meeting also discussed the prevailing situation in North 24 Parganas district where communal violence erupted last week over a controversial Facebook post Peace is gradually returning to the riot-hit areas Written by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: July 9 2017 6:55 pm Sridevi talks about Pakistani actor Sajal Ali cries while remembering moments with her Related News Sridevi’s MOM is doing well at the box office While the team is heading for celebration of their film’s success Sridevi is missing her on-screen daughter Pakistani actor Sajal Ali The actor who has been talking about her relationship with her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor spoke about how she had developed a mother-like relationship with Sajal while shooting for MOM In a video shared by a fan Sridevi could not hold herself on mention of Sajal and broke down in tears in front of the camera The actor said “Sajal mera baccha I love you… I don’t know why I am becoming emotional I miss you all The way you have worked in the film it is incredible This film would have been incomplete without you It is a special moment for us We have been waiting for this I miss you all” Earlier the actor had spoken to indianexpresscom about her camaraderie with Sajal “Well during the shooting on the first schedule we became very close to each other Even Jhanvi and Khushi used to interact with her and share everything I feel though she is far away she is my daughter She has done an outstanding job and it’s sad that she cannot be here with us (for the promotions)” said the 53-year-old actor While the MOM team has been promoting the film in full swing Pakistani actors Sajal Ali and Adnan Siddiqui could not be a part of the journey MOM is Sridevi’s 300th film which in itself makes it special for the actor and her family Now we are waiting to know when Jhanvi Kapoor’s debut film will be announced For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by G N Devy | Published: March 6 2016 12:24 am An Asur couple in Sakhuapani village of Jharkhand (Express Photo by Prashant Pandey) Top News The term tribal defies any universal definition Between the Maoris of New Zealand the Aborigines of Australia and the Indigenous People of North America there is a shared historical fact They were all there before the colonial powers pushed them to margins This is not so in the case of all tribal communities in India Some of the Indian tribes such as the Onges and the Jarawas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been entirely indigenous Some others like the Banjaras in Western and Central India and the Gujjars in the Himalayas have been nomadic And some such as several sub-groups of Bhills have migrated in various historical phases to their present geographical locations The stories of migration of such communities are found in their oral traditions The diverse histories of tribes in India are seen among the ‘Particularly Vulnerable Groups’ as well The term ‘primitive’ used for them at one time has fortunately been declared as pejorative In the context of a pan-Indian consideration Asurs look like one single community However it is not really a monolith and has several distinct sub-groups within it It likes to classify the members under the captions: ‘Vir-Asur’ ‘Virajiya-Asur’ and ‘Agariya-Asur’ These three clan categories also reflect the different occupations that Asurs have traditionally followed Some of them lived by forest produce and hunting others engaged in smithy making agricultural implements and some others lived by agricultural work The ancestry of the Asurs is not quite clear Going by the most widely shared tale of their origin it seems that two of these three sub-groups came from ‘outside’ and were adopted and endeared by a third sub-group which had been resident in the area from earlier times The folktale speaks of two children — a girl and a boy — being lifted up by a cyclone — a mythological person — and being dropped atop a hill The twins could not be rescued but subsequently became ‘spirits to be worshipped’ Oral history mentions that Sarguja district in Madhya Pradesh was the original habitat of the Asurs or at least of one of the three clans At present they are resident in the forests of Palamu Gumla and Lohardaga in Jharkhand They inhabit the region spread between Jharkhand and West Bengal Asurs speak a language quite different from Bangla and Hindi which is derived from the Proto Asutroloid source It can be surmised that their contact with the others with Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages has been not as intimate as the contact that most other tribal communities in India had with them In recent years some NGOs have attempted to document and place in print some of the Asur language words and a few folk songs The term ‘Asur’ occurs in ancient Indian literature right from the Vedic age ‘Asur’ initially meant a powerful god and later came to be associated with ‘darkness’ or ‘deprived of the Sun’ Nearly a hundred or more locations such as forts and cemeteries in Ranchi district and surrounding areas show signs of some Asur association inscribed in the local folklore However it is difficult to press these claims beyond a point as they have neither followed the ideas of divinity central to the ancient literature nor do they show traces of having participated in the historical dynamics of the region This is borne by the fact that Asurs mostly follow the ‘Sarana’ (or Sharana) faith to which many tribal communities in the eastern states subscribe and which has as ancient an origin as other faiths in the sub-continent The Sarana theology likes to depict ecology as the most important ethical guide for humans As part of this man and other animals belong to the earth the earth does not belong to them Some of them have started accepting Hindu myths and gods Some others have moved to Christianity The Asur community is facing a serious threat of extinction Their population is not growing on a par with the general growth in Indian population In Singhbhum their population could be counted in two digits while in places like Dhanbad district and Raidih block of Jharkhand it can be counted in a single digit Bishupur in the state has the highest Asur population which is under 10000 Their literacy rate in 1971 was a mere 55 per cent At that time they were in the top 5 per cent of ‘the most illiterate’ communities country-wide Today they continue the same legacy though the literacy rate has now increased to over 20 per cent But this has not increased their livelihood security Rather the opposite is true The spread of mining activity in their region has reduced them to greater penury Given the struggle for survival and cultural existence they face it matters little to them if they are Hindus or not What they need is livelihood and a threat-free environment The young generation among Asurs requires more hostels in cities for them so that they can attend high school polytechnic and college for learning new life-skills Those among them that have some agricultural talent require the pattas for the land that they have cultivated for centuries If this can happen without their being coaxed to worship Durga they would feel culturally safeguarded As the most popular Asur folksong states “ Hai re Aam pedon-ko aandhi tufaan maar rahaa hai… (Alas the storm raging round us is destroying the mango trees)” How sad in our republic The writer is chairman People’s Linguistic Survey of India and a tribal activist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLucknow: Congress on Thursdaydismissed PrimeMinister Narendra Modi’s charge that the party had made a bidon Mulayam Singh Yadav’s life saying the word ‘murder’ wassynonymous with Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah?expelled, but we are determined to work with the yards for the long haul.
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