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Congress did only 15 per cent work on Metro Rail Project: TRS government

Hyderabad: Taking serious objections to the Congress presentation on Sunday claiming credit for the Metro Rail project, minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Monday said only 15 per cent of the work was completed during the tenure of the Congress governments.

He said the TRS government had resolved pending litigations and completed the rest of the work. Speaking to mediapersons here, the minister objected to former Union minister S. Jaipal Reddy’s comment that the then UPA government had gone out of its way to favour the Hyderabad Metro. He said the Congress leader must explain what he meant by “out of the way” in approving a project.

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It seemed like Lee Chong Wei had lost his grip on the game he loved the most. One of the most prolific shuttlers in the history of badminton lunged uncomfortably and struggled to hit the bird, something the Malaysian had mastered since bursting out on the scene at the 2000 Asian Junior Championships. The unexpected first-round defeat in the recently-concluded World Badminton Championships in Glasgow at the hands of Brice Leverdez was clearly an indication that Lee’s game had slowed down a bit. If the Glasgow disappointment doesn’t prove it, the straight-game loss against Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the Round of 32 at the French Open should. Just after the 2016 Rio Olympics, a slew of questions was raised about the 35-year-old’s time on the international circuit after failing to win his maiden gold in three attempts. As tournaments passed by, Lee’s reflexes appeared sluggish and his much-talked-about swift court coverage didn’t please the audience as it did a few years ago.

Kolkata: Asura Bibi welled up as she remembered her late husband Sirajul Islam, who succumbed to dengue over two months ago.

Asura, 29, a resident of Deganga block in North 24 Parganas district, is particularly appalled by the administration as none of the government officials visited her house to know about her predicament. What further aggravated her anger was the recent dengue deaths figure submitted by the West Bengal government in the Calcutta High Court, that confirmed just 39 dengue deaths in the state this year.