High five for Vora; Neha Prasad smashes 16-yr-old mark
- SC slams BCCI over Lodha report: Better fall in line, or we will make you fall in line
- SAARC Summit: Now, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan say they won't be going to Islamabad
- To isolate Pak, India pulls out of Islamabad SAARC summit
- Global competitiveness index: India jumps 16 ranks for second time, now at 39
- Shimon Peres, last surviving link to Israel's founding fathers, dies at 93
Saumya Vora of NSCI announced his arrival on the circuit with a spectacular effort of five new meet records to take away the honours on day one of the 41st Bombay YMCA Inter Club Swimming Championship, at the YMCA Swimming Pool.
Vora was in devastating form as he left arch rivals Sidharth Sankhe of Otters Club and Omkar Nehete of Mandpeshwar Civic Federation, Borivali far behind. Vora set the tone for a record-breaking spree in every event he entered with new marks in the boys' under-14 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 100m breaststroke that all stood in the name of Otters Club's Parikshit Shetty for 12 long years, and the 200m individual medley.
Neha Prasad of Khar Gymkhana was the other significant performer of the day when she smashed the girls' under-14 backstroke record with an effort of 1.11.31 seconds that shattered the 16-year-old mark of 1.13.62 set by YMCA's Delna Bhumgara, and later went on to add gold in the 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley.
- Power struggle within weakens Samajwadi Party already undergoing an identity crisis in UP
- Preventive detention is being routinised as an instrument of state repression
- The challenge of garbage is set to grow, solid waste management plans need to be implemented
- After Uri, a replay of a 2001 predicament
- Any response to Uri must factor in Pakistani state’s relationship with non-state actors
- It is assumed that Blacks will vote 93 per cent for Clinton, seven per cent for Trump