Rashid Khan takes top honours at PGTI Eagleburg Masters with a two-stroke triumph
Rashid leads Rolex Rankings and Super Series Points Table
Eagleton – The Golf Resort, Bangalore, October 3, 2014: Delhi’s Rashid Khan bagged his sixth title in style at the Rs. 40 lakh PGTI Eagleburg Masters 2014, the fourth Super Series event of the season. Rashid shot a confident three-under-69 in the final round to end up with a tournament total of 19-under-269. C Muniyappa of Bangalore also fired a 69 in round four to garner second place at 17-under-271.
Rashid Khan (68-67-65-69), the overnight leader by two shots, had a slow start with a bogey on the third but then put together three straight birdies from the fourth to the sixth to consolidate his position. He sank a 15-footer on the fifth. The 23-year-old dropped a shot on the ninth against the run of play but came back strongly once again courtesy an eagle on the par-5 10th. Rashid’s magnificent second shot landed within a foot and a half of the flag on the 10th. The wiry lad from the Delhi Golf Club then made eight straight pars to seal the affair.
Khan has now moved from second to first place in the Rolex Rankings having overtaken Chikkarangappa. He took home a cheque worth Rs. 6,46,600 this week to take his total earnings for the year to Rs. 21,25,200. Chikkarangappa is currently second in the Rolex Rankings. In the Super Series Points Table, Rashid built on his lead by taking his tally to 2805.5 points. Chikkarangappa is second in the Super Series with 1429.4 points.
Rashid, a winner on the Asian Tour this year, said, “I played really good golf this week compared to the last two weeks on the Asian Tour. This is my second-best tournament total and I’m very proud of this effort. I changed my iron shafts before this tournament and that definitely paid off. The second shot from 240 yards out on the 10th was the turning point as it set up the eagle. I’ve done well on the 10th through this week having birdied the hole in all three previous rounds. I knew I could score on the 10th again. Even after the eagle I played steady as I knew that Muniyappa could be a threat till the end due to his local knowledge.”
Muniyappa (69-67-66-69), who started the day in second, two behind Rashid, had a poor start with a bogey on the first. The 2009 Indian Open champion then went on a birdie spree with four birdies from the fifth to the 10th to stay in touch with the leader. He chipped-in on the fifth and almost holed it from 70 yards on the ninth. Muniyappa, who won at Eagleton back in 2008, had two more birdies thanks to long putts on the 14thand 16th. However, bogeys on the 13th and 18th proved to be costly for him.
Muniyappa’s runner-up finish meant he moved up from 28th to 13th in the Rolex Rankings and from 33rd to fifth in the Super Series.
Muniyappa said, “This is one of my best finishes in a long time. I’m delighted with my performance here. Nonetheless, I feel I missed out on a crucial eagle opportunity on the 10th that cost me dearly. But this event has got my confidence going.”
Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh returned the day’s best score, a seven-under-65, to end up in third place at 16-under-272. Ajeetesh Sandhu, another Chandigarh golfer, was another two shots back, in fourth place.
Delhi-based Vikrant Chopra grabbed fourth place at 13-under-275. His final round of 66 featured four straight birdies from the 15th to the 18th.
Bangalore’s Chikkarangappa returned a 70 in round four to claim tied seventh place at 11-under-277. He thus conceded his lead in the Rolex Rankings to Rashid Khan.
There are three events remaining in the Super Series this year.
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The BJP’s central government and the Delhi administration must reveal whether the CBI has recommended strict action and imposition of major penalty against the city’s top bureaucrats, including the Delhi chief secretary in a Rs 100 crore scam by awarding a contract in violation of rules to a private firm for conducting fitness tests of commercial vehicles.
The silence of the central government and the Lietuenant Governor on the reported indictment of top city bureaucrats by the CBI in what is commonly known as the 2002 CNG fitness scam gives rise to reasonable apprehensions that people of Delhi are being cheated by an unaccountable administration and taxpayers money is being looted without any fear.
The Aam Aadmi Party government had directed the Delhi’s Anti Corruption Wing (ACB) in January to provide all the relevant documents to the CBI, when the investigating agency had registered a preliminary enquiry and sought all such documents from the ACB.
It is shocking that indicted bureaucrats are continuing in top administrative positions and the BJP’s central government, which is indirectly controlling Delhi, appears to be turning a blind eye towards the multi-crore scams committed during the Sheila Dikshit government’s tenure.
The AAP demands that the home ministry and Delhi administration break their silence on following questions :
1) Is it not a fact that the CBI has sent a report to the union home ministry and Delhi’s department of vigilance asking for departmental action and further inquiries against three top bureaucrats, including the present chief secretary ?
2) Is it not a fact that the former Sheila Dikshit government had tried to scuttle a probe into this scam by the Anti-Corruption Branch citing an order from the LG that no inquiry was required ?
3) Is it not a fact that official documents were forged to conceal facts about this scam ?
4) Is it not a fact that the contract for giving CNG fitness certificates to commercial vehicles was fraudulently awarded to a company despite it losing in the tendering process ?
5) Is it not a fact that the LG gave a clean chit to officers against whom the Delhi ACB had registered an FIR in 2012 ?
6) Did the LG send any report to the union home ministry on the status of the case against the officers named in the FIR ?
7) Is it not a fact that the LG ignored the ACB opinion that a case under Prevention of Corruption was made out against these officers and chose to close the probe ?
8) Was the union home ministry aware of the fact that the current chief secretary’s name figured in this scam when it cleared his reappointment to the post on August 27 ?
The Congress will no doubt remain silent on the scam which took place in its tenure and allegedly involves its former chief minister and other members of her cabinet, but the BJP’s silence is mysterious.
It is strange that the BJP, whose party leaders run to union ministers on all matters related to the national capital, chose a bureaucrat indicted by the CBI to be reappointed as chief secretary and are now feigning ignorance about the scam. (Pls find attached Hindi Press Release)
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over 50 Billion Tones of Coal Reserves worth $5000b at long term rate
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What is not disclosed here is that in these allocations to companies
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or over half of Indian house holds – SC of India would have IGNORED
any wrong doing in view of widespread loss to people of India.
“fatally flawed, non-transparent and arbitrary” – Supreme Court of
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Such things happening in India in a Nation of Budha, Nanak, Gandhi is
Global auctions could perhaps fetch $500b as license fee were
allocated practically free depends on terms of contract.
Australia which is the biggest exporter of coal, mandates Simultaneous
Working of Open Cast and Under Ground Mining of Coal to ensure OPTIMUM
extraction of Coal and to be followed by complete restoration. India
to learn from Australia experience.
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Home Ministry seeks report from Bihar Government
Thirty two persons were killed including 10 children in the stampede incident after Dussehra celebration at Exhibition Road in Patna. AIR correspondent reports that the incident occured Friday night after people were returning from the Dussehra celebration at the Gandhi Maidan.
Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi visited the injured in the hospital late Friday night and took stock of the situation. He announced that State Home Secretary and Additional Director General of Police will investigate the stampede incident.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Bihar Chief Minister and is understood to have sought a report from the state government on the incident.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the loss of life in the stampede. He has sanctioned 2 lakh rupees ex-gratia for the next of kin of the deceased from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund and fifty thousand rupees for the critically injured.
State Government has announced three lakh rupees each for the next of those killed. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has also expressed shock and grief over the casualties in the stampede.
A control room has been set up with the telephone number 0612-2219810.