Monday, July 6, 2015


So Many deaths in MP on scam Vyapam Scam:
My heart is in praise for those conducting their duties in spite of terror and fear psychosis created for rightful professional not to pursue their duties.Second concern is for those perpetual registered bodies & entities who are getting the job done and sending their employees without shield or proper cover, may be two tier or three tier cover for the safety of brethren on work where conspiracy of all sorts prevail.
Mere showing gratitude towards those killed is not sufficient but getting the work done with proper security either visible or invisible were also needed.
Media fraternity which is fragmented horizontally and vertically for various reasons works in splinter form and those in field need not
to be extra adventurous but must work clinically with their employers.Even the security cover could be arranged by the media council with their CSR funds.
So Many deaths and CM of MP still continues quite strange people of India can tolerate such lawlessness with such an ease is matter of pride or shame.The people need to contemplate and answer this Q in their minds.
Congress today hit out at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the series of mysterious deaths in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Exam, Vyapam, scam. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, party spokesperson P C Chacko said, the Prime Minister should take moral responsibility and immediately order a CBI probe into the case. Seeking the Prime Minister’s clarification, Mr Chacko said, the BJP came to power on the promise of putting an end to corruption but now it seems that the party is supporting those who are directly or indirectly involved in it. The spokesperson said, the entire Madhya Pradesh government is under the cloud of corruption and the probe by the Special Investigation Team is not enough. Mr Chacko said now the time has come for stern action against those who are responsible for the deaths instead of making ordinary statements.
Later, briefing media, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala demanded immediate sacking of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam Scam. He said the Chief Minister needs to be sacked to ensure a free and fair probe. Saying that there should be an independent inquiry, Mr Surjewala said officials of SIT and STF are reluctant to probe the scam as they are scared for their lives. He asked how such a mammoth scam flourished openly without the knowledge or complicity of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister. He also questioned what he called a considerable delay in ordering CBI probe. The spokesperson said 46 people connected to the Vyapam scam have lost their lives till date. He said about 140 FIRs have been lodged involving around 3,800 accused and about 800 accused are absconding.
On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh government today claimed that the alleged mysterious deaths in the Professional Examination Board scam have no link with the scam. Talking with media in Bhopal today, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra and Forest Minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar said that this scam is not a reason in 25 suspected deaths. They said that it is not right to link every death with the scam. Accusing Congress of linking every death with the scam, they said that deaths of Dean of Jabalpur Medical College Arun Sharma and police sub-inspector Anamika Kushwah have nothing to do with Professional Examination Board scam.
They were neither accused or witness in the scam. They said, according to Anamika Kushwah’s father, she had some family problem. Dead body of trainee sub-inspector Anamika Kushwaha was found in a pond in Sagar today. She was recruited through the Professional Examination Board and was undergoing training in Police Academy. It is reported that she committed suicide. Journalist Akshay Singh died on Saturday when he was interviewing the family of a deceased victim of the scam while body of dean of Jabalpur medical college Arun Sharma was found in a Delhi hotel yesterday.
Meanwhile, the state Congress President today said that the death of Anamika Kushwaha has link with the scam. He alleged that the rule of Shivraj has become rule of shavraj (dead bodies) in Madhya Pradesh. He alleged that people are being killed to destroy evidence. He demanded an independent inquiry or CBI inquiry under monitoring of the Supreme Court into the scam. Mr. Yadav also demanded resignation of the chief minister.
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India crowned South Asian Champions for second straight time —

India crowned South Asian Champions for second straight time

 Bengaluru, 5th July 2015: Defending champions India re-affirmed their preeminent position in the South Asian region, with an emphatic 93-44 win over Sri Lanka. Both these sides came into this all important last league match of the 4th South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) 2015 at the Kanteerava Stadium with perfect 4-0 records. India has relied all along on its much taller frontline, aggressive man to man defence, counter attacking on the break and effective outside shooting to register 100+ points in three of their earlier four matches. The final game against Sri Lanka was no different.
22-year-old Praneeth Udumalagala and first substitute Thimothi Thineshkanth fought valiantly to keep Sri Lanka’s scoreboard ticking. But with India scoring almost twice as quickly (46-26 at halftime) it was a constantly slippery slope for the islanders. The third quarter saw the Indian team go on a particularly vicious tear, starting with a 9-0 run coming out of the halftime break. “I can’t deny that I am disappointed,” Sri Lanka Head Coach Panduka Ranasinghe said after the loss. “But credit to what (India Head Coach) Prasad has managed to do with his team.”
India had four players in double digits, with Tamil Nadu’s centre Aravind Annadurai top scoring with 22 points, which included one three pointer, surprising for someone playing his position. “We are confident of doing better at the FIBA Asia level this time, as now other teams fear us.” said small forward Prasanna Venkatesh. He has reason to feel optimistic, as India fielded five first time senior team debutants this time, who managed to more than fill in for the absence of missing starters Amritpal Singh, Amjyot Singh Gill, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi and Yadwinder Singh.
The winning team was given a cash prize of Rs 35,000 as a personal gesture of Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President K Govindraj. Trophies and medals were handed out to the top three teams of India (gold), Sri Lanka (silver) and Nepal (bronze).

Earlier in the Day

In a highly engrossing morning contest, Nepal pushed Sri Lanka to the absolute brink on the final morning of the 4th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship 2015 that is underway at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. Luckily Sri Lanka gathered its wits in the last quarter to set up a title clash against the only other undefeated team in the championship, hosts India.
Earlier in the morning, it was almost déjà vu for the players and spectators alike, as defending champs India re-enacted their dominance, this time over Maldives. In an inconsequential match, Bangladesh registered a moral victory over bottom placed Bhutan.

Final Standings

Team (W-L)

Points Scored

Points Conceded


1.India (5-0)122+119+90+128+9339+52+37+48+44+332
2.Sri Lanka (4-1)92+100+80+76+4466+57+63+68+93+43
3.Nepal (2-3)72+87+37+68+6858+54+90+72+76-18
4.Bangladesh (2-3)76+54+74+63+82122+65+87+80+70-75
5.Maldives (2-3)65+66+72+48+9776+92+68+128+55-71
6.Bhutan (0-5)58+57+52+70+5572+119+100+82+97-178

Results from 5th July 2015


1)      India (Aravind A 22, Pratham Singh 17, Joginder Singh Saharan 13) bt Sri Lanka (Praneeth Udumalagala 13) 93-44 [22-13, 24-13, 29-10, 18-8]
2)      Maldives (Mohamed Zilaal 18, Amhed Firaash 16, Ilyas Ibrahim 13) bt Bhutan(Chimi Wangchuk 11, Karma Wangchuk 11)97-55 [21-14, 26-18, 30-11, 20-12]


1)      Sri Lanka (Randima Sooriyaachchi 16, Thimothi Thineshkanth  14, Sudesh Ahmed 11) bt Nepal (Ayush Singh 13, Bikram Joshi 12, Sadish Pradhan 12) 76-68[18-23, 18-17, 22-15, 18-14]
2)      India (Prasanna Venkatesh 26, Rikin Pethani 21, Akashdeep Hazra 17, A Aravind 17) Maldives (Zakariya Latheef 14)128-48 [28-8, 39-10, 34-16, 27-14]
3)      Bangladesh (Md Tareq Aziz 26 pts & 10 rbs, Mithunkumar Biswas 18 pts & 12 rbs, Mithun Sarkan 17) Bhutan (Rinchen Dorji 21, Tashi Tendhar 12) 82-70 [19-18, 18-15, 25-16, 20-21]

About the 4th SABA Championship 2015

The 4th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship 2015 is being played from 3rd to 5th July at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in India’s IT city of Bengaluru. The three day will conclude on the 5th, and is being played on a round robin league format. Six South Asian teams— defending champions & hosts India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the island nations of Sri Lanka and Maldives are in the fray. The team with the best record at the end of this championship after five matches will progress from the South Asian region to the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship scheduled for 23rdSeptember to 3rd October in Changsha (China).
The Indian men’s team is being coached by Prasad Rama Linga, managed by Gautam Ganguly and captained by Rikin Pethani.

About the 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 honor of Arjuna Award. In June 2015, Punjab basketball player Satnam Singh became the first Indian national to get drafted by an NBA team. More information at

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