The Congress party will launch an “affirmative and positive” campaign in Rajasthan to counter the “acrimonious” charge of the BJP and advocate a new model of governance while highlighting the failures of the Vasundhara Raje-led government, Member of Parliament Sachin Pilot has said.Buoyed by the results of recent byelections to local bodies, where the Congress fared well, the party has decided to strengthen its base at the booth level. It would reach out to every voter through an aggressive mass contact programme to be launched soon, the Rajasthan Congress chief said. He said the Congress would not merely highlight the BJP’s failures, but would offer them a better alternative.“We will present the people with the blueprint of a model of alternative governance which will be holistic and inclusive, will care for the young and old, create jobs and have a vision to take the State forward,” Mr. Pilot said. Rajasthan goes to the polls in 2018.
A ravenous Luis Suarez bagged a third hat-trick in five games asdefending champions Barcelona won 3-0 at Granada to clinch their 24th La Liga title on Saturday.??? We are the Champions! [FULL-TIME] Granada v @FCBarcelona (0-3)?? ?? ?? @LuisSuarez9 #CampionsFCB pic.twitter.com/jA9LX5aLUF FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 14, 2016The Uruguayan converted Jordi Alba’s low pass in the 22nd minute to give Luis Enrique’s side the lead. He then headed in Dani Alves’ cross in the 38th before tapping Neymar’s pass into an empty net in the 86th. Suarez finished the season as La Liga’s top scorer with 40 goals, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s grip on the honour since 2009.Barca ended with 91 points, one ahead of Real Madrid who won 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna. Ronaldo scored twice for Real before being substituted at halftime, finishing the campaign with 35 goals.Gerard Pique came close to giving Barca an early lead when his header was tipped away by goalkeeper Andres Fernandez who also saved well from Messi. Fernandez was powerless to stop Suarez’s opener, however, the Uruguayan tapping the ball home at the far post.The second goal was delightful. Javier Mascherano launched a long diagonal pass towards the byline and Alves raced to meet it before hooking a cross for Suarez to nod in from close range.Suarez nearly laid on a third for Neymar but the Brazilian was denied by Fernandez. Neymar then generously played in Suarez to complete his hat-trick before the end.”This title tastes great after so much hard work throughout the year and suffering right until the end,” said Barca captain Andres Iniesta.advertisement”The league is the tournament that tests your consistency throughout the year and it’s the one we want to win every year.”Real got off to an ideal start at Deportivo when Gareth Bale manoeuvred his way past a defender on the left and cut the ball back to Karim Benzema who squared it for Ronaldo to score in the seventh minute.The Portugal striker’s second in the 25th minute had an element of good fortune, his header from a corner bouncing off Deportivo’s Pedro Mosquera on its way into the net.Ronaldo also hit the post and the crossbar before being replaced by James Rodriguez although there was no suggestion he had an injury two weeks before the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.
It seems Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s baby daughter Misha is all set for her first trip. The doting father, who is on a paternal leave right now, was spotted holding her daughter in a pink blanket at the Mumbai Airport. And he was accompanied by his wife Mira.ALSO READ: Shahid-Mira’s daughter is Misha, meet Bollywood’s newest baby brigade ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput are parents to a baby girl! Shahid and Mira, who have been busy with their bundle of joy ever since her birth in August this year, have taken off to an undisclosed location before Shahid resumes work. The Udta Punjab actor would soon begin shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Clad in black t-shirt and track pants, Shahid held onto his one-month-old daughter at the airport. While Mira sported a casual look. Shahid and Mira became proud parents on August 26. And since then the two have been busy spending most of their time with their daughter.On the work front, Shahid is awaiting the release of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon. The period drama, which also stars Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, will hit the screens in April 2017.(Photos: Viral Bhayani)