Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday IMAGE: Appearing as an analyst with BeInSports television, Jose Mourinho repeated that his second-placed finish with United last season was one of the best achievements of his career and went on to outline the challenges he said he faced. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said coaches need structures in place to support them as he broke his silence following his sacking by highlighting the difficulties he faced at the Premier League club. Mourinho was dismissed by United last month after a rancour-filled final few months in the job amid media reports of conflicts with players. Appearing as an analyst with BeInSports television, Mourinho repeated that his second-placed finish with United last season was one of the best achievements of his career and went on to outline the challenges he said he faced. "People might say: ‘This guy is crazy, he won 25 titles and now he says … [Read more...] about Sports Shorts: Mourinho opens up about Manchester United job
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'If you are in Punjab, Modi is omnipresent as if he is going to be chief minister of Punjab.' Congress National Spokesperson Manish Tewari, in his book Decoding A Decade -- The Politics of Policymaking, details how the United Progressive Alliance government functioned, how it could have saved the blushes and how it was in many ways better than the present Narendra Modi government. Tiwari spoke to Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf in Mumbai. Why did you think of writing this book? The decade from 2004 to 2014 when the UPA was running this country was a very tumultuous yet momentous decade in the contemporary history of India. There were a number of issues around which I had written over a period of time. So I thought if we thematically put them together, even in their randomness, they would tell the story of some of the more important issues which really defined and shaped the last decade. The UPA lost the 2014 general election owing to allegations of corruption. What issues did you want … [Read more...] about ‘Modi is hologramming himself into every state’
Deepika Padukone is undoubtedly one of the busiest actresses we have in Bollywood. She currently has her hands full with some very interesting projects up her sleeves. However, it looks like the ‘Padmaavat’ actress has managed to squeeze in one more project in her kitty and it is with none other than Karan Johar. According to a report in Filmfare, Deepika Padukone recently visited Karan Johar's office a few weeks back for a script narration. Instantly impressed by the story, Deepika agreed to be part of the film. The film is reportedly a women-centric story and will have another female lead, who is yet to be finalised. Produced by Karan, the film, in all probability will be directed by Shakun Batra. Meanwhile, she is currently busy with Kabir Khan’s sports drama, ‘’83’ which is based on the 1983’s India’s win in cricket World Cup. Ranveer will be seen essaying the role of cricketer Kapil Dev in the movie while Deepika will be seen playing … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone to unite with Karan Johar for her next?
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu BJP unit vice president BT Arasakumar joined the DMK on Thursday in the presence of party president MK Stalin at the party headquarters in Chennai Arivalayam. Earlier last week, Arasakumar, while holding the office in the BJP state leadership, had praised Stalin during a wedding function in Pudukottai and hailed him as the future Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Arasakumar had also equated Stalin with the veteran AIADMK leader and former state CM MGR and said that he looked up to Stalin. Kumar had further said that if Stalin wanted to become the chief minister, "it would have happened overnight". Live TV He came under severe criticism for this remark by his own party members on social media and he was asked to give an explanation on the issue. "My self-respect was damaged in the BJP. There are indisciplined people in the BJP. They use unparliamentary words," Arasakumar was quoted by news agency ANI as saying. "DMK is my mother party and that is why I joined … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu BJP unit vice president BT Arasakumar joins DMK
Chennai: B.T.Arasakumar, vice-president of BJP's Tamil Nadu unit, on Thursday joined DMK in the presence of DMK president M.K.Stalin. Arasakumar was recently asked by the BJP to keep off attending any public meetings organised by the party and appearing before the media on behalf of the BJP after he sparked a controversy by praising Stalin at a wedding ceremony in Pudukottai on Sunday. Arasakumar lauded Stalin for preferring to become chief minister of Tamil Nadu in a democratic way and not trying to grab the post through backdoor maneuvers. MGR (M.G.Ramachandran), Stalin is the leader whom I appreciate most. Had he wanted to become the CM, he could have grabbed the opportunity when AIADMK MLAs were lodged in a resort in Koovathur near Chennai (during the factional feud for power soon after J.Jayalalithaa's death). He wanted to become CM in a democratic way. With patience and time, he will become CM one day and we all will witness that day," Arasakumar said in Stalin's presence. On … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu: BJP’s state unit vice-president B T Arasakumar joins DMK