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Despite the absence of the superstars, India were able to put it across Thailand 2-1 in the men’s tennis team event at the Aoti Sports Complex on Sunday. India face Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals and are now assured of a bronze medal even if they lose.On a day when US college kid Sanam Singh played in his inimitable style, he defeated 546th ranked Kittipong Wachiramanowong 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles match in an hour and eight minutes.Sanam played as he always does, aggressive from the back and at the net with good hands. As one who hardly plays pro tennis now because of university commitments, the way he handled Kittipong was admirable.In fact, after the match, Thailand captain Paradorn Srichaphan took Sanam aside and told him about his potential.”He has good hands and can develop as a player. I think he should turn pro quickly.” Paradorn told Indian coach Enrico Piperno.In the second singles, Indian star Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reserves to put it across seasoned pro Danai Udomchoke for a 7-5, 7-5 win in an hour and 43 minutes.In a match between two players of identical styles who hit the ball hard and deep, Somdev came up with an extra shot when needed to win points. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist has his task cut out in open events and is ready for the grind.Considering that the men’s team is without Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, the morale has been high. Proof of it is how the team has played with spirit. However, in the inconsequential doubles, Karan Rastogi and Vishnu Vardhan lost in straight sets.advertisementMeanwhile, the Indian team management has decided to field Sania Mirza in singles and mixed doubles with Somdev Devvarman in the open events. “As per the rules, a player can compete in only two events. So we decided to put Sania in singles and mixed doubles. There will be two doubles pairs in the women’s section,” said Piperno.
The Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen will play host to the camp – in preparation for the five Australian teams to take on New Zealand for the first time at a Masters level since the World Cup three years ago. Australia’s Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s will train for the first time as Australian sides this weekend following the selection of the teams at the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League in March. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, says that it will be a busy weekend in Narrabeen. “All five teams are training. They will start with a little bit of an induction process and all get their uniform allocation and then they break off into their teams, start training and play some trials games. The referees are along too and they will referee the trial games.”Grant says the camp is crucial in the lead up to the series to be held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June 2010. “It’s our one and only organised camp because of the time frames from when the teams were selected up until the event so it’s pretty important as it is the only one we will have before (the series),” he said. With just over four weeks to go until the series, the players are excited about the chance to represent their country against New Zealand. “They are all very keen because it’s the first Masters event internationally that we’ve had since 2007, most of them are really keen and looking forward to playing especially in front of family and friends so it should be a good event,” Grant said. The Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be held in conjunction with the North Queensland Championships at Queens Park, Townsville on the June long weekend.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard confirms interest in Everton midfielder Dowellby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed interest in Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell.The Everton youngster has only featured in the Carabao Cup this term and could leave on loan in January.Gerrard has watched the youngster closely and may look to tie up a deal.He said, “He’s an Under-21 international.”He’s a player I admire but there’s not really anything else to say on that at the moment as he’s an Everton player.”
Klopp insists no BVB formula for Liverpool seasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has not implemented a specific plan for Liverpool’s title-run. The German won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund, temporarily displacing perennial favourites Bayern Munich.Liverpool are currently perched on top of the Premier League table, but Klopp says there is no formula to successfully win the title.”If it happens, we will see how we deal with it,” he said. “There is nothing we can prepare. It sounds like a luxury problem to be honest.”I didn’t write it down when I was at Dortmund, saying ‘we dealt with it like that’ – we didn’t deal with it like that. We will see. It’s life and in life you always find a solution as long as you are healthy.”Our people have learnt a lot in the last couple of years. They trust the team again and all the things around are not important.”You need luck with players injury-wise and in the games, you need all that, the key moments, and we don’t know if that will happen.”We don’t think about it really – that’s the truth. Who thinks in January about being champions? When I was with Dortmund, we were always in the tunnel because we had no time to think about anything else.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen on penalty save: I went with feelingby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was proud of his clean sheet for their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.The German international made a string of fine saves in the game to ensure Barça kept a clean sheet, including stopping Marco Reus’ penalty. “I think they had some clear chances at times when we weren’t organised very well, but I think we played well,” Ter Stegen said after the game. “With the quality they have, it’s difficult to avoid (them having chances).” Ter Stegen, who kept his first clean sheet of the season, said that “we’re happy in the end because we have got a point here.” As for his penalty save from Germany teammate Reus, he added: “It’s difficult to study him because he always changes. It was just a feeling that I had and I am happy to have saved it.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
kaileon herbert top 3 decision dateFour-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Hebert has announced both his final three schools and the day he’ll make his decision between them. Herbert broke the news on Twitter, confirming that Michigan, Miami and Florida are the only three programs left competing for his services. He’ll be making his decision next Wednesday – July 6.Herbert, who hails from Fort Lauderdale, thanked all of the programs that offered him. July 6th pic.twitter.com/8YlcxSFOPb— Kai-Leon Herbert (@KHerb17) July 1, 2016Herbert is a 6-foot-5, 285-pound player for the class of 2017. He’s the 31st-best player from the state of Florida, per 247 Sports.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s RCMP detachment commander, Inspector Mike Kurvers, will be retiring at the end of this week.Fort St. John City Council took a moment to thank Kurvers on Monday for his 28 years of serving with the RCMP, the past four of which have been in the Energetic City. Kurvers was born in the Netherlands, and began his career with the RCMP in Moosomin, Saskatchewan in 1990.After several years, Kurvers’ career took him across the country, working general duty in Richmond and Mission, B.C. He spent seven and half years with the Emergency Response Team, the RCMP’s equivalent of the SWAT team, before moving to the West Shore RCMP in the Victoria area. Moving back to the Lower Mainland to stops at the detachments in Burnaby and Richmond once again, Insp. Kurvers got to experience first-hand the excitement of the 2010 Winter Olympics while serving as the detachment’s liaison for all of the City’s planning to host the Games.“The Olympic experience was fantastic,” said Kurvers. “We weren’t part of the integrated security unit, so Richmond had to development its own plans because we had the Olympic Oval and YVR. We created an operations plan for the Celebration site. I kind of lucked-out because Holland House was involved. I’m fluent in Dutch, so it was very handy.”After Richmond, Kurvers moved back to the Island District detachment in Victoria with the Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit before moving to become the detachment commander in Fort St. John in 2014.Kurvers said that the experience of commanding the detachment has been incredibly rewarding.“This place has been fantastic. The city has been great, Mayor has been great, Council’s been great, and members are good. They come and do their jobs.”Kurvers said that while he isn’t involved in the search for another Inspector that will take over as detachment commander, he says that Staff Sergeant Perret will serve as interim detachment commander for the time being.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – British Columbia’s Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.The B.C. government’s reference case asks the court if the province has jurisdiction to regulate the transport of oil through its territory and restrict bitumen shipments from Alberta.Specifically, it asks if proposed amendments to British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act are valid and if they give the province the authority to control the shipment of heavy oils based on the impact spills could have on the environment, human health or communities. The province is also asking the court whether the amendments are overridden by federal law.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have said only Ottawa, not the provinces, has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines.Alberta and Saskatchewan have both filed documents as interested parties supporting the federal government in the case.When B.C. filed the reference case last year, Alberta announced it would ban B.C. wines and accused Horgan of trying to break the rules of Confederation in newspaper ads.Last summer, the Federal Appeal Court overturned approval of the project to triple oil shipments from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., ruling that the National Energy Board had not properly considered its impact on marine life nor had Ottawa meaningfully consulted with Indigenous groups.Last month, the board found that the pipeline is still in the public interest despite the risk that an increase in tanker traffic could adversely affect southern resident killer whales, hurt related Indigenous culture and increase greenhouse gas emissions. It added 16 new recommendations for federal government action in addition to the 156 conditions in its initial approval in 2016. The federal government purchased the pipeline last year.Trudeau has said the expansion is in the best interests of all Canadians and his government has committed $1.5 billion to an ocean protection plan that includes millions for research on B.C. killer whales.Horgan said last year the aim of the case is to protect the province’s coastline and economy from the harms of an oil spill.“We believe it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect our environment, economy and our coast from the drastic consequence of a diluted bitumen spill,” Horgan said in a statement when the reference case was announced last April. “And we are prepared to confirm that right in the courts.”
Panaji: BJP’s Pramod Sawant is tipped to be the new chief minister of Goa, party sources said here Monday.Parrikar, 63, who died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer, was cremated with state honours here Monday evening. Sawant is now Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, while the two would-be Dy CMs are Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar. As per the power-sharing arrangement reached with allies, an MLA each from two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state will be made deputy chief ministers, the sources said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After a stalemate following a series of meetings with the allies, the BJP managed to break the deadlock, offering them their pound of flesh, by accepting the key demand for deputy CM’s posts. . “We have managed to convince the alliance partners and finalised the formula of two deputy chief ministers for the state, a senior BJP functionary said. Union minister Nitin Gadkari Monday evening had said a consensus eluded the BJP and its allies on the next Goa chief minister, adding the BJP had zeroed in on the CM candidate but the allies were yet to get on board. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThere were a series of meetings involving the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s three MLAs each, an equal number of Independents, and BJP legislators since late Sunday night to reach a consensus on Parrikar’s successor. Gadkari had flown into the state early Monday to lead the discussion. Parrikar was heading a coalition government comprising the BJP, three MLAs each of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the MGP and three independents. Congress is currently the single largest party in the state with 14 MLAs. The BJP has 12 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, whose strength now is 36 after Parrikar’s death. The strength of the House has reduced due to the demise of BJP MLA Francis D’Souza earlier this year, and Parrikar on Sunday, and resignations of two Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte last year. All the state Congress MLAs met Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday and staked claim to form a government in the coastal state. The MLAs, led by Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, went to Raj Bhawan and handed over a letter to Sinha, saying it was the single largest party in the Assembly and should be allowed to form the government. “We are saddened by the chief minister’s demise, but before his final rites are performed, a new government has to be formed…The governor acknowledged that the Congress is the single largest party and she said she will get back to us,” Kavlekar told reporters. Parrikar was cremated with state honours here Monday, with thousands bidding the affable politician a tearful farewell. BJP president Amit Shah, some Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states attended the funeral at Miramar. Parrikar’s eldest son Utpal lit the funeral pyre.
New Delhi: Robert Vadra Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which he has been questioned by the probe agency. Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, has also sought that various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 be declared unconstitutional. His plea, in which he has sought quashing of the ED’s FIR lodged in 2017, has been listed for hearing on March 25. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The ED case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The property is allegedly owned by Vadra. A trial court had on Tuesday extended Vadra’s interim protection from arrest till March 25 in the case. In his plea, Vadra has sought that Sections 3 (offence of money laundering), 17 (search and seizure), 19 (power to arrest), 24 (Burden of Proof), 44 (offences triable by special courts) and 50 (Powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence, etc) of the PMLA be declared ultra vires or unconstitutional. Besides Vadra, Manoj Arora, his close aide and an employee of Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality LLP, has also filed a similar petition in the high court.
New Delhi: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson headlines a list of 35 names shortlisted for the post of the Indian football team coach, which also includes the highly successful ex-Bengaluru FC manager Albert Roca. The much-travelled Sven-Goran, a Swede, and Spaniard Roca apart, Tommy Taylor (England), Hakan Ericson (Sweden), Tomislav Sivic (Serbia), Lee Clark (England) and Lucas Alcaraz Gonzalez (Spain) are some of the other candidates shortlisted for the coveted post. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSven-Goran, who was in charge of England for five years until 2006, had last month expressed his interest regarding the job to the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Indian team’s spirited showings in recent times had a ripple effect with the position of the men’s coach attracting over 250 applications, an unprecedented number that also includes some well-known names from Europe. The post has been left vacant since Stephen Constantine resigned after the Indian team’s failure to make the knockout round of the AFC Asian Cup. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”The federation has received over 250 applications. 125 were selected after that and out of which 80 qualified as per the AIFF’s requirements. After that, around 35-40 names, based on various criteria, have been forwarded to the technical committee. Seven to eight will be called for the final interviews, following which the appointment will be made,” an AIFF official told PTI on the condition of anonymity. As a manager, the 71-year-old Eriksson won 18 trophies with various clubs in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, between 1979 and 2000, and became the first manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three countries. However, the Swede was not as successful in international football. Besides England, he had managed the national teams of Mexico, Philippines and the Ivory Coast. Under Roca, Bengaluru FC played four finals in his two seasons in charge – making the final of the AFC Cup in 2016, the Federation Cup in 2017 and the ISL and Super Cup in 2018. Under his charge, Bengaluru FC won the Federation Cup and the Super Cup, but missed out on the AFC Cup and the ISL titles.
SULTANPUR: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has been served a show-cause notice by the District Magistrate of Sultanpur, from where she is contesting the national election, and a report has been sent to the Election Commission after she was seen on camera telling a gathering of Muslims to vote for her or else she may not be inclined to be responsive to their requests. “I have already won this election, now it is for you to decide,” the BJP leader could be heard saying on Thursday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The Election Commission has taken cognisance of the matter. District Magistrate, Sultanpur has issued a show-cause notice to her and a report has been sent to the poll body,” BR Tiwari, Additional Chief Election Officer said. Maneka Gandhi, later in the day, clarified that her words had been twisted. “I love Muslims and I had myself called a meeting of the BJP’s minority cell. I only meant to say that I am winning the elections and their participation would be like ‘daal pe chaunka’.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA three-minute clip of her speech in Sultanpur’s Turabkhani area is being shared on social media. “This is important. I am winning. I am winning because of the love and support of people. But if my victory is without Muslims, I won’t feel that good. Dil khatta ho jayega (Things will become sour). Then when a Muslim comes to me for work, I think let it be, how does it matter. It’s all give and take, isn’t it? We aren’t all sons of Mahatma Gandhi, are we? (laughter). It’s not that we keep on giving and then losing in the election. This victory will happen with or without you.” A little later, she also says, “I have already won the elections, but you will need me. This is your chance to lay the foundation. When the election comes and this booth throws up 100 votes or 50 votes, and then you come to me for work we will see…I don’t see any divides, I see only pain, sadness and love. So it is up to you…” Criticised over the comments, Maneka Gandhi later accused the media of twisting her comments. “I love Muslims… I only meant to say that I am winning the elections and their participation would be like ‘daal pe chaunka’ (seasoning).” Maneka Gandhi, the MP from Pilibhit, began her campaign from the Sultanpur seat about 10 days ago. The seat is currently held by her son Varun Gandhi. But this election, Varun has shifted back to Pilibhit, a seat he won in 2009. Maneka Gandhi has won the Pilibhit seat six times.
ADRAR, Algeria – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s campaign chief promised on Sunday that constitutional changes would create a “broad democracy” if the ailing incumbent wins re-election next month.Former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal gave scant details of the long-promised changes as he opened the re-election campaign with a speech in the southern desert town of Adrar.Sellal was one of six senior regime figures who fanned out across the vast North African country to campaign on behalf of the president, who is too sick to take to the hustings himself. Bouteflika’s decision to seek a fourth term despite a mini-stroke, which confined him to hospital in Paris for three months last year, has drawn heavy criticism not only in opposition ranks but also from some within the regime.Former president Liamine Zeroual has slammed the 2008 constitutional amendment that allowed Bouteflika to seek and win a third term and demanded a handover of power.Sellal told the rally in Adrar that the constitutional changes, first promised in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region in 2011, would be adopted this year.“Algeria will have a broad democracy, a participatory democracy. Every citizen will take part in the country’s development,” said Sellal, who stepped down as prime minister to run Bouteflika’s re-election campaign.“We are going to expand the rights of the people’s elected representatives and the opposition parties will have their constitutional rights,” he told a crowd of about 1,000 people.Sellal gave no further details of the proposed changes, a draft of which he handed to Bouteflika in September last year.Press reports had suggested that the changes might create a post of vice president but that was denied by Sellal on Friday.The former premier, who was closely involved in the 2004 and 2009 campaigns that returned Bouteflika to power, insisted earlier this month that the president need not be on the road himself to campaign for re-election.
Emiliano Sala’s family have reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target as they hope to continue the search for the missing striker, according to AS.On Thursday, Guernsey Police stopped the search for the Cardiff City striker, who was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson when the plane went missing on his way to the United Kingdom from Nantes on Monday.Sala completed a transfer to the Bluebirds last weekend and travelled back to France to bid farewell to his former colleagues at Nantes.Search and rescue efforts lasted three days without a trace of the plane before the authorities made a decision to end their scanning of the area.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…The GoFundMe page created with the sole purpose of finding Sala and Ibbotson, surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé taking it past the target. As of today, 321,434 euros have been donated.Mbappé is not the only footballer to contribute a substantial amount of money, as his club team-mate Adrien Rabiot donated €25,000 on Saturday, while Marseille captain Dimitri Payet also contributed €10,000 later the same day.
Holders Chelsea will host Manchester United in the standout tie of the fifth round of the FA Cup in a repeat of last season’s final.The Blues will be fired up to secure victory at Stamford Bridge as they aim to go all the way in the competition again.Elsewhere, League Two side Newport County will host Manchester City if they are able to get the better of Middlesbrough in a replay.FA Cup Fifth Round Draw:Chelsea will face Man United 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KtevSnLvoe— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) January 28, 2019Full draw:AFC Wimbledon v MillwallDoncaster v Crystal PalaceLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Middlesbrough/Newport v Manchester CityChelsea v Manchester UnitedSwansea v Barnet/BrentfordPortsmouth/QPR v WatfordBrighton/West Brom v DerbyThe fifth-round ties will take place between February 15-18.Chelsea vs Manchester United in the Fifth Round!!!!!!Another trip to London and Stamford Bridge in the cup, confident Reds?#MUFC #FACupDraw pic.twitter.com/GKojIt75sd— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) January 28, 2019
Miralem Pjanic admits Juventus need to improve their Champions League form as he suggested Atletico Madrid have a “similar philosophy” to the Serie A side.The first leg of the Round of 16 is at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday evening.And Pjanic is wary of the threat posed by Diego Simeone’s men owing to their tactics and style of play.“Their philosophy is not easy to deal with at all, so it’s up to us to control both games and most importantly try to score a goal in Madrid,” the midfielder told Football Italia.“Atleti do have a lot of similarities with Juve, as both teams are solid, allow few spaces and don’t concede many goals.“They are very aggressive when marking or pressing opposition players, whereas we have stronger individual talents. That is where we must make the difference over the two legs.”The Champions League Final this season will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano.“They’ll be even more motivated because they want to play the Final on home turf, having played two in the last five years. They’ve got the same record reaching the Final in that period as Juve.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Pjanic claims the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo means Juventus are among the favourites to win the Champions League, which would be their first since 1996.Everyone. Everywhere. #GETREADY#AtletiJuve #UCL #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/yyuRKtMpMc— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 17, 2019“We feel strong, even if we’ve been knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta. Other than that, we’ve only had great results this season.“There have been some more complicated matches lately, so we need to improve in two or three areas when facing these knockout ties.“We’ve conceded too many goals recently and it is not like us. The team must defend as a unit and when I say all together, I really mean it. Even the strikers must participate in helping the defence.“This is an important year and we’ve got to focus.”
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Seward announced on Tuesday that construction will continue on the Salmon Creek Revetment project on Thursday, November 8. The project constructed a 1,675-foot-long revetment with upgrades to the existing trail and a parking area at the end of Romack Court. The project has been designed and constructed under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management authority with cooperation from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, on behalf of the Seward/ Bear Creek Flood Service Area. The Salmon Creek Revetment is an armored flood control project on the right (north) bank of upper Salmon Creek near Seward. Current construction activities will include mobilizing heavy equipment, moving and placing additional armor rock on the revetment within the project limits. Construction hours will be between 7am and sunset, Monday through Friday. Construction activities are expected to be completed December 15.
This file photo taken on 9 July, 2017 shows an Indian follower of Ashutosh Maharaj, founder of the multi-million dollar sect Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission), offers prayers to a cardboard cut-out of the leader at his ashram in Nurmahal, some 30 km from Jalandhar. Photo: AFPIndia’s self-styled “godmen” have legions of devoted followers but many are dogged by scandal and several have been charged or convicted of crimes.The latest example is Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh-known as the “guru in bling”-who was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for raping two of his female followers.Gurus-often Hindu ascetics-have long played an integral role in the daily lives of many Indians, who believe their teachings provide a pathway to enlightenment.But sceptics say some of the newer “godmen” are nothing more than confidence tricksters who use their often poor followers to win power, fame and riches.Many lure supporters with free canteens, clinics and other services not provided by the state.But experts point out that among their devotees are wealthy and educated Indians and say they also provide a sense of community and purpose in a rapidly changing country.Here are some of the more famous godmen:Rampal MaharajIn 2014 Rampal Maharaj barricaded himself into his ashram, guarded by devotees armed with stones, petrol bombs and other weapons, after a court issued a warrant for his arrest on a series of charges including conspiracy to murder.It was days before police were finally able to clear the giant complex and arrest the guru, who considered himself an incarnation of a 15th-century mystic Indian poet. Six people died during the siege.Followers said the guru regularly bathed in milk, which was then used to make kheer, a sweet rice pudding that they believed could cure illnesses.Ashutosh MaharajDevotees of Ashutosh Maharaj, who died in January 2014, are preserving his body in a freezer and insist he is in a deep meditative state.The hugely wealthy founder of the multi-million dollar Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission) sect apparently died of cardiac arrest.But his followers say he is in a spiritual state called samadhi and have kept his body in a freezer at his heavily guarded 100-acre (40-hectare) ashram in the northern state of Punjab.One man who claimed to be his former driver has alleged that followers were refusing to release the body because they wanted a share of the guru’s assets.Asaram BapuAsaram Bapu, a white-bearded guru who once condemned Valentine’s Day as encouraging young people to engage in “dirty acts”, is charged with several offences including rape, trafficking and sexual crimes against minors.Police arrested him in 2013 after a 16-year-old girl accused him of raping her on the pretext of ridding her of “evil spirits”.Hundreds of the 76-year-old’s supporters clashed with television news crews and police after his arrest. Since then at least three key witnesses have been shot dead.In his preachings, he had urged followers to live a “pious life” free of sexual desires.Swami NithyanandaIndian guru Swami Nithyananda faces a series of assault and sexual abuse charges, although he has never been convicted.Five women accused the 40-year-old of abusing them at his Hindu religious retreat in the southern state of Karnataka. He was held in jail for 53 days in 2010 after a sex video scandal.When a local television station aired the footage purportedly showing him fondling two women, angry villagers attacked his ashram, where devotees practise yoga and follow spiritual teachings.Nithyananda, who also operates a meditation centre in Los Angeles, has claimed to possess paranormal powers of levitation.Sathya Sai BabaSathya Sai Baba was one of India’s most famous and widely followed spiritual gurus, known for his vast charitable empire.When he died in 2011, he was given a state funeral attended by tens of thousands of followers, as well as then-prime minister Manmohan Singh and cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.But his charitable trust was often criticised for lacking transparency. After his death 98 kilos (215 pounds) of gold, 307 kilos of silver and 115 million rupees (around $1.8 million) in cash were found in his private quarters.At public meetings, his showman antics-in which he would miraculously produce gold coins or watches on stage-brought him both fame and notoriety, with critics accusing him of being a fraudster.