Delhi confidential: Tennis tips
Rashtrapati Bhawan had some star attraction on Thursday when former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic and British tennis player Tim Henman participated in a tennis camp. Twenty-five children met these stars and received tips for their future career in tennis. Rashtrapati Bhawan provides coaching classes, equipment and nutritious meals for children of President’s Estate in tennis, table tennis and squash to enable them reach national/ international standards under its ‘Sports Plus’ Initiative.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal must surely be getting lots of advice on his cough and diabetes. But on Wednesday, he received a different advice, a very affectionate one, from the President of India. During the tea party in Rashtrapati Bhawan after the Padma award ceremony, President Pranab Mukherjee noticed that Kejriwal had only a small piece of pastry in his plate. Patting on his shoulder, the President, a caring host, told him to “eat well, nothing will happen”.
Following a rap on the knuckles by the Election Commission of India for its failure to file its expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha election, the Aam Aadmi Party has finally submitted that it incurred an expenditure of Rs 36.25 crore during the general elections. AAP’s expenditure statements were recently submitted to the EC which had threatened the party with de-recognition for having failed to file these details by the stipulated deadline.
The local railway authorities in Uttar Pradesh had a harrowing time with armymen earlier this week. A special train, meant only for army personnel, stopped at a signal near Mughalsarai a little before midnight. A number of jawans reportedly got off the train. Meanwhile, the train got a green signal and started to move. Realising that some of the passengers had not returned from their nightly roaming, those inside the train pulled the chain and kept it detained for over 40 minutes. In the process, the chain got damaged as well. By the time the train left, its unexpected halt had delayed a number of Rajdhanis and other trains on the heavy density route.
Stuck in lift
Home Minister Rajnath Singh got stuck in an elevator at a CRPF institute in Vasant Kunj on Thursday. However, Singh, who was present in the elevator with three others, got them evacuated first. The other three were Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary, CRPF chief Prakash Mishra and Singh’s OSD B K Singh. “We were coming by the lift… it got stuck… you become claustrophobic… we had to climb a stool to get out… It was then that I decided that first the CRPF DG should come out of the lift, then my MoS (Chaudhary)… and then only I will come out after evacuating others,” Singh told the CRPF jawans.
Source:: Indian Express