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Senior journalist Suresh Krishnamoorthy no more

Suresh Krishnamoorthy

KCR, Ministers and actor Pawan Kalyan condole his untimely death

Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Senior Assistant Editor, Reporting, at The Hindu, Hyderabad, passed away here on Saturday.

He was 52 and is survived by his wife Subbulaxmi and daughter Tanmayi.

Mr. Krishnamoorthy collapsed in the morning at his house at Begumpet and was declared brought dead at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences. His mortal remains were preserved at the NIMS morgue till the arrival of his parents and brother from the U.S.

He had started his career as The Hindu’s District Correspondent in Anantapur in 1991 before being transferred to Hyderabad. He had completed 25 years of service before his untimely demise. The senior journalist was to receive an award on completion of 25 years of service in The Hindu at a function in Chennai on September 20.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the death of Mr. Krishnamoorthy. He recalled his association with the senior journalist and conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Leader of the Opposition in Council Md. Ali Shabbir, former Minister J. Geeta Reddy and others observed one-minute silence in memory of Mr. Krishnamoorthy. TDP leader Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy paid his tributes to the senior journalist at NIMS.

YSR Congress president Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy, in a message, expressed grief over the untimely death of the senior journalist. He has covered political and film events with great standards for The Hindu daily, Mr. Jagan said.

BJP Telangana State president K. Laxman said: “His reportage has always been dispassionate, coherent and clear, which is an evidence of his understanding of the issues.” Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, Telangana Ministers K.T. Rama Rao, T. Harish Rao, C. Laxma Reddy and Jupally Krishna Rao condoled his untimely demise.

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu spoke to Mr. Krishnamoorthy’s wife and offered his condolences.

The Telangana Working Journalists’ Federation, Press Club Hyderabad and Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU), in separate statements, condoled the death of Mr. Krishnamoorthy.

Actor Pawan Kalyan, in his tweet, said, “It’s quite a shock to hear about the sudden n painful demise of well known senior journalist (of Hindu) Sri. Suresh. In my personal interactions with him in all these years;I always found him as a man of great warmth, ability and with good sense of humour. Still his image n words from our last meeting is lingering in my mind. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & journalist brethren. May his soul rest in peace.”

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Staff Reporter / Hyderabad – September 16th, 2017

PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win Korea Open Super Series

Highlights

Sindhu won her third Super Series title beating Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18

This win helped Sindhu level the head-to-head stats against the Japanese 4-4

She claimed the title in a one hour and 24 minutes battle and become the first Indian shuttler to win in Korea
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New Delhi :

India’s PV Sindhu won her third Super Series title beating Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women’s singles final of the Korea Open in a thrilling encounter in Seoul on Sunday. Sindhu, who had lost to Okuhara in an epic World Badminton Championships final three weeks back, got the better of the eighth seed in an encounter that lasted one hour and 24 minutes.

After Okuhara dominated the proceedings early on, Sindhu managed to save two game points and won the first game before being trounced by a ten-point margin in the second. Sindhu, seeded fifth in the tournament, got her act together in the third and the final game to take the title, her second Super Series win this year after India Open.
Speaking to TOI Sports soon after his ward PV Sindhu won the finals, India’s chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said: What a super match! Both players showed great spirit and determination. It was almost a repeat of the World championship final, though the result reversed, in our favour. Both players are great champions.”
This win helped Sindhu level the head-to-head stats against the Japanese 4-4 and in the process also broke Okuhara’s 14-match winning streak.

In a close game one, both shuttlers shared the lead often with Sindhu looking more aggressive than Okuhara. Sindhu got on top of the long rallies but Okuhara put up a strong resistance picking up the Sindhu’s smashes with ease. What was interesting to note was Sindhu experimented with the cross court backhand whip and while couple of her attempts went wide, Okuhara found it tough to track the movement.

Sindhu earned four points with that shot. Okuhara, looked strong in the rallies, but Sindhu’s reach made it tough for the Japanese to place her shots beyond the Indian. Even though Okuhara enjoyed two game points, four consecutive points from Sindhu meant the Indian took the first game 22-20.

After losing the first game, Okuhara stepped on the gas and looked in her elements in the long rallies. Okuhara got her touch back with the smashes that earned her five points, two of which came late in the game that assured Sindhu was left with too much to do. Her net play looked strong while Sindhu failed to connect with the cross court backhand whip well. Okuhara claimed the second game with thumping 10-point margin to take the final to the third and the deciding game.

Okuhara got things running in the final game, before Sindhu took over. While the Indian looked a bit tired in the second game, she was rejuvenated in the third and seemed to take the initiative with the attacks and that paid dividend. Sindhu managed to maintain a healthy lead for most part of the game. Okuhara, who looked sublime in the Game 2, started to lose the plot and three straight long shots meant Sindhu took a six-point advantage in the deciding game.

Okuhara though made a final dash but with her unforced errors count going up, the Japanese was left to play catch up. Sindhu only had to maintain her composure. Okuhara though was not going down without a fight but Sindhu managed to stave off the spirited Japanese by winning the longest- 56-shot – rally of the match that took Sindhu to 19-16. Sindhu had three match point opportunities and converted the second one to claim the title and become the first Indian shuttler to win in Korea.

The two 22-year-olds, who were involved in the second longest match of women’s singles at the Worlds final, entertained the crowd once again at another major final.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> Sports News> Badminton News / TimesofIndia.com / September 17th, 2017