India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively".
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa today inaugurated the refurbished Cooperage Stadium here and said hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017 will boost the development of sport in the country.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel is delighted with the response the ongoing Indian Super League has got so far and said the tournament has brought lot of enthusiasm to the beautiful game in the country.
Goa NCP president Nilkanth Halarnkar is "not happy" with the "unconditional outside support" offered by his party to the BJP in Maharashtra after it emerged as the single largest party in the just-concluded Assembly Election.
NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said that his party would play a crucial role in the formation of the next government in Maharashtra, while BJP, touted to emerge as the single largest party, said it would never join hands with the Sharad Pawar-led party.
Dharamsala, a picturesque international cricket venue, could soon be the next destination for football's Indian Super League (ISL), if Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur has his way.
Even as the stalemate continues over seat sharing with its alliance partner Congress ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP's core committee met on Wednesday morning to discuss its future course of action.
Two days after serving an ultimatum to ally Congress on finalising the seat-share, the NCP Monday reiterated that it would continue the alliance but also remained firm on its demand for half the assembly seats - 144 - in the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections.
With NCP not budging from its demand, Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Sunday said his party was willing to give its ally a few seats but if it remains "inclined" towards a particular number then things "will not work out".
Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel should have no hesitation in facing an inquiry over the large-scale purchase of aircraft by Air India if his conscience is clear in the matter, BJP's Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday in light of claims in that regard by ex-CAG Vinod Rai.
Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday night trashed claims made by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai that he had nudged Air India to go in for largescale purchase of aircraft.
With the government yet to give the go ahead to the football contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, both the men and women's teams are stranded in China where they had gone for an exposure tour ahead of the big event.
Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra assembly elections, senior NCP leader Praful Patel today said that "we favour an alliance but it won`t be at the cost of self-respect."