An inter-department panel formed to look into the modalities of farm loan waiver in Rajasthan has decided to recommend Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to waive all loans of farmers who have committed suicide. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the committee chaired by Urban Development Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Saturday. “The committee will recommend to the Chief Minister that agriculture loans of farmers who have committed suicide should be waived off totally be it from any bank and any amount,” Industries Minister Parsadi Lal Meena, a members of the committee, said. He said that the decision will be taken at the level of the Chief Minister. Mr. Meena said there were more than 70 farmers who have committed suicide in the State. Short term loansAfter forming government, Mr. Gehlot had announced to waive entire short term agriculture loan from cooperative banks and agriculture loans of up to ₹2 lakh from nationalised and other banks for defaulting farmers on December 19.
Meanwhile, Alyssa Valdez bagged the Most Valuable Player award and her Creamline took third place after beating Power Smashers, 25-20, 11-25, 25-20, 25-19. Creamline swept the best-of-three series.Earlier, Cignal captured the men’s title after downing Air Force, 17-25, 27-25, 27-25, 16-25, 15-10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Banal fuels Flying V’s perfect run 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net got enough spunk to halt Pocari Sweat’s seemingly unstoppable freight train Tuesday night.Grethcel Soltones finally put it down with a down the line attack to give the Water Defenders a 25-16, 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 15-13, win and extend the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference finals at Philsports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT “I told them that let’s just believe we can do it, we just have to keep our confidence level high all the time,” said BaliPure coach Roger Gorayeb.Game 3 will be on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLizzlee Ann Pantone made 23 digs and 13 receives, while import Jennifer Keddy took care of the offense, delivering 20 points for BaliPure.BaliPure took a match point, 24-23, in the third set on a Keddy block of Desiree Dadang’s attempt. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments
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Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam count will stay stuck at 11 for now, sidetracked by another knee problem.The third-ranked Spaniard withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday. Tendinitis has kept him out of action since his stunning loss at Wimbledon in late June.The injury already forced him out of the London Olympics, where he was supposed to defend his title and carry Spain’s flag in the opening ceremony.”I am very sad to announce that I am not ready to play the US Open in NY. Thanks to my fans for their support and specially, the new yorkers,” Nadal wrote on his Twitter account.Nadal is still only 26, but the withdrawals raise questions about the future of a player who has had recurring knee problems in the past.His 11 Grand Slam titles include a record seven on the red clay of the French Open, yet his hard-charging, hard-hitting style of play takes a toll on his body, particularly his knees.Roger Federer, in contrast, has played in every Grand Slam tournament since the start of 2000, a streak of 51 in a row.In 2009, Nadal missed Wimbledon because of aching knees shortly after falling in the round of 16 at the French Open — the only time in eight appearances he hasn’t won at Roland Garros. He was just the second men’s champion in 35 years to decline to defend his title at the All England Club.But Nadal eventually came back stronger than ever from that layoff.After failing to reach the final at the 2009 U.S. Open and 2010 Australian Open, he won the French to start a run of three straight major titles, capped by completing the career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.Nadal’s absence immediately leaves a trio of heavy favorites at the last Grand Slam event of the year: defending champion Novak Djokovic; five-time U.S. Open winner and currently top-ranked Federer; and 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Andy Murray, who won the gold medal in singles at the London Games by beating Federer in the final.Nadal lost in the U.S. Open final to Djokovic last year, part of a stretch of three straight defeats to the Serb in championship matches at major tournaments.But he seemed to be closing the gap, and at Roland Garros in June, he beat Djokovic in the final for his record seventh title there.Then came the stunning loss at Wimbledon, and Nadal hasn’t played since.On June 28, 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol upset him in the second round at the All England Club.Shortly after that defeat, Nadal canceled a scheduled charity match against Djokovic in Spain, citing tendon problems in his left knee.The two-week U.S. Open starts Aug. 27.”Rafa has informed us that he will not be ready to compete at the U.S. Open this year and has withdrawn from the tournament,” tournament director David Brewer said in a statement on Wednesday.”We hope to see him back on the court soon and look forward to his return to New York next year.”advertisement
Wimbledon announced in October it will next year have a standard first-to-seven-points tiebreaker when the deciding set reaches 12-12.The U.S. Open was the first Grand Slam tournament to introduce final-set tiebreakers, with a first-to-seven-points game at 6-6.The French Open is the only remaining Grand Sam still decided by a long deciding set by advantage.The Australian Open begins on Jan. 14. FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Croatia’s Marin Cilic wipes sweat from his face as he plays Switzerland’s Roger Federer during the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships, in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, joining Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in using tiebreakers to avoid long matches. Temperatures often soar to 37 degrees Celsius (100 F) and beyond during the tournament. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, joining Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in using tiebreakers to avoid long matches.The tournament said on Friday the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by Australian Open officials, came after consultation with current and former players and tennis officials. Temperatures often soar to 37 degrees (around 100 F) and beyond during the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley says “we asked the players — both past and present, commentators, agents and TV analysts — whether they wanted to play an advantage final set or not, and went from there.“We went with a 10-point tiebreak at six-games-all in the final set to ensure the fans still get a special finale to these often epic contests, with the longer tiebreak still then allowing for that one final twist or change of momentum in the contest. This longer tiebreak also can lessen some of the serving dominance that can prevail in the shorter tiebreak.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefIn the men’s singles draw, the first four sets will feature a seven-point tiebreaker at 6-6, with the final set going to a 10-point tiebreaker at 6-6.In women’s singles play and men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, the deciding set of three sets will be played with a 10-point tiebreaker at 6-6. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rockets’ Chris Paul out at least 2 weeks with hamstring injury MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments