Exclusive – Higginbotham ‘astounded’ QPR star Austin is yet to receive England call-up

first_img1 QPR striker Charlie Austin celebrates Danny Higginbotham has told talkSPORT he is “astounded” Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is yet to be called up by England manager Roy Hodgson after his rapid start to the season.Harry Redknapp’s Rangers have struggled so far this term, with the Loftus Road outfit currently just two points above the bottom three, but Austin’s goalscoring form surely gives them hope of avoiding the drop for a second consecutive season.The 25-year-old has 11 goals in 15 appearances so far this term, and was the hero in Saturday’s comeback victory over West Brom with a fine hat-trick.Super Hoops boss Redknapp previously told talkSPORT he would love to his the in-form frontman in a Three Lions shirt, and former Premier League defender Higginbotham believes Austin would bring a new dimension to England’s attack.He told Drivetime: “Charlie Austin would bring something different to the England team.“They’ve got the smaller, quicker players, but Austin would give you something different, he’s that target man but he can score goals as well.“No disrespect to QPR but when you’re down at the bottom of the league, for him to score 11 Premier League goals already is unbelievable“I’m astounded he hasn’t had an England call-up yet and, for me, he has to be in the next England squad, he fully deserves it.”last_img read more

Lyon cruise to sixth Women’s Champions League title

first_imgA late strike by Asisat Oshoala was scant consolation for first-time finalists Barca who were bidding to become the first club to win Champions League honours with both their men’s and women’s teams.The final was settled by the half-hour as Barca were swiftly overwhelmed by Reynald Pedros’s powerful, slick-passing side inspired by inaugural Ballon D’Or winner Hegerberg.“This is an incredible night for me personally, scoring a hat-trick in a Champions League final,” the 23-year-old Norwegian, who was later named Player of the Match, told reporters.“Everybody was at their top level today, we were ready on the pitch, you could feel that from minute one,” she said.Pedros stressed that Lyon’s stellar performance, especially in the first half, was a “collective effort”.“Ada played an awesome game today as the rest of the team did, she just finished her teammates’ work, which is what we expect from her,” he said.– Quick-fire hat-trick –Budapest-born midfielder Marozsan, cheered throughout by local fans in the packed 22,000-capacity Ferencvaros Stadium, set Lyon on their way after just five minutes.The 27-year-old turned a Shanice van de Sanden cross past Barcelona goalkeeper Sandra Panos, triggering chants of “Hungaria-Hungaria!” from the stands.Then Lyon’s chief executioner Hegerberg put Barcelona to the sword with a quick-fire treble to delight their travelling support of around 500.Her first arrived on 14 minutes when she exploited slack Barcelona marking to tap in another van de Sanden pass from the right flank.Five minutes later, again unmarked in the box, the tall striker was fed this time from the left by Amel Majri and clinically finished past the hapless Panos.Then on the half-hour an in-swinger from English right-back Lucy Bronze evaded a despairing Panos lunge to reach the Norwegian who side-footed home her third, and Lyon’s fourth.“The goals came from similar situations down the wings that we had worked on and prepared the week before the game,” said Pedros.Shellshocked Barcelona, who had not conceded a goal in six Champions League ties before the final, even squandered a lifeline seconds before half-time when Alexia Putellas headed over a glorious chance from a corner.Lyon, rampant in the first half, eased up in the second although they nearly extended their lead when Eugenie Le Sommer fired just over on 50 minutes after running onto a Marozsan backheel.Luis Cortes’s team managed to gradually create chances and a lob from captain Vicky Losada that shaved the bar 15 minutes from the end almost produced a consolation goal for Barcelona.That eventually came in the last minute when substitute Oshoala, the first Nigerian to play in a Champions League final, calmly slotted home from the edge of the area.But for all-conquering Lyon, whose European title complements an unbeaten domestic double-winning season, victory in the Hungarian capital was never in doubt.“Lyon is just too far ahead of everybody. They have the best players in every position,” said Cortes, whose side was the first Spanish team to reach the women’s Champions League final.“The message that we have to take home with us is that we beat Lyon in the second half, and that we have to play at the same level for 90 minutes,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lyon players celebrate winning their fourth straight Women’s Champions League © AFP / Attila KISBENEDEKBUDAPEST, Hungary, May 18 – Lethal Lyon strolled to their fourth straight Women’s Champions League crown with a 4-1 win against Barcelona in Budapest on Saturday.A first-half hat-trick from star striker Ada Hegerberg followed an early opener by Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsan to hand the French giants their sixth title overall.last_img read more

‘Lovren is an absolute fraud, Liverpool should replace him with Maguire’

first_imgDejan Lovren has (somehow) reached a Champions League final and a World Cup final in the same year.Croatia haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their knockout games, but hey, he is in the final. As a liverpool fan, I can categorically state that he is definitely not one of the best defenders in the world and has only slightly improved after the introduction of Van Dijk. The man is deluded 🤣— David Lawrenson (@DavidLawrenson9) July 12, 2018 Hats off to Dejan Lovren for having the confidence to declare himself one of the best defenders in the world, four days before facing Kylian Mbappe.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) July 12, 2018 You know how Lovren does a confident interview and later screws up?He’s just called himself one of the best in the world before the World Cup final.This is The Big One. I’m going two conceded penalties at least.— Paul (@Kolology) July 12, 2018 1 To be fair to Lovren, he is one of the best defenders in the world when you take the population as a whole It just goes downhill when you start comparing him to other professional footballers— Andy Castell (@AJ3) July 12, 2018 I don’t care if he’s reached a CL & WC final, Lovren is absolutely awful, it’s the offence of Liverpool & Croatia that got them to the finals, not him, I cannot believe he has said he’s one of the best defenders in the world 😂— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) July 12, 2018 Absolute fraud, Liverpool should get rid of him and replace him with Maguire— Tom Fontana (@Fonzyy97) July 12, 2018 Liverpool conceded six goals over the two semi-final legs against Roma, but once again, he was there in Kiev.According to Lovren, this makes him one of the greatest defenders in the world. According to everyone else, it doesn’t.After his country’s victory over England, Lovren came out with this: “I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League. Now with my national team we are in the final.“I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense.”The good people of Twitter swiftly put him in his place: Lovren booked his place in Sunday’s World Cup final “People should recognise I’m one of the best defenders in the world” LovrenNot even if you were the last defender on earth pal— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 12, 2018last_img read more

CALLOUS CHRISTMAS BURGLARS STEAL PRESENTS DURING ROBBERIES

first_imgCallous thieves have broken into the homes of two Donegal families on the same housing estate.The gang broke into the homes at Glenpatrick Park in Ballybofey.It is understood that the gang stole  a number of Christmas presents from at least one of the houses. Both houses were also understood to have been ransacked during the raids.The houses were both unoccupied during the robberies which took place on Sunday evening last.However the robberies only came to light last night.A Garda forensics team are currently carrying out a full investigation into the burglaries. No arrests have yet been made in relation to the incidents.CALLOUS CHRISTMAS BURGLARS STEAL PRESENTS DURING ROBBERIES was last modified: December 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyburglariesGardaiGlenpatrick Parklast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Kicks Off 2018 Season on Friday against Tennessee Tech

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team begins the 2018 season on Friday as the Bulldogs hosts Tennessee Tech at 6 p.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs’ weekend continues with a pair of matches on Saturday against Northern Illinois at 9 a.m. and Western Michigan at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs are a upperclassmen-laden team with three seniors and three juniors. Seniors Calum MacGeoch, Ben Stride and Ben Wood combined for 24 singles victories and 41 doubles wins last year. Juniors Vinny Gillespie, who was named MVC Player of the Year, and Tom Hands led the team with 18 singles wins apiece last spring. Fellow junior Ben Clark begins the 2018 dual season ranked No. 124 in singles after going 5-1 during the 2017 fall season. Story Links Drake welcomes two freshmen to the squad, Freddie Powell from Poole, England and Finley Hall from Wellington, New Zealand. Following this weekend matches, the Bulldogs travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ITA Kick-off Weekend hosted by North Carolina. Drake opens the event against No. 3 Tar Heels at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Head coach Davidson Kozlowski returns seven student-athletes from last year’s squad, including five All-Missouri Valley Conference selections. Live Results Sophomore Barny Thorold earned valuable experience last spring and will use that to add depth the back half of the lineup.last_img read more

Men’s Golf Get Out to Strong Start at Hawkeye Invite

first_imgTim Lim also fired a 75 and managed to rebound twice after a bogey with a birdie. “We got off to a great start getting a couple under through about six holes. We played about the same through the final 12 holes, making a ton of birdies but had too many big numbers,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. First Round Results Tommi Avant bounced back from double bogeying hole-17 and birdied 18 to finish two-over-par, 74, and lead the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs recorded a 300 in the opening round and are two shots back from ninth-place Nebraska. Iowa State sits on top of the leaderboard with a 280 and holds a two-shot lead over second-place Big 12 foe Kansas State (282). The Bulldogs are scheduled to play the final two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational Saturday. Print Friendly Version “Tomorrow will be very challenging with the weather forecasted. Hopefully our last few tournaments will help us be mentally tough for the elements,” said Lewis. Drew Ison didn’t get out to the start he wanted as he doubled bogeyed his opening hole but came back with a strong back-nine to finish one-under in the final nine holes for a first-round score of 75. IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team competed with a seven combined Big Ten and Big 12 teams and is in 11th place through 18 holes at the Hawkeye Invitational Friday at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. Arjun Reddy is a shot back from Lim and Ison with a 76, while Kyle MacDonald rounded out the team first day performance with a 77. Story Linkslast_img read more

Iowa Farmers Count Their Losses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorSIDNEY, Iowa (DTN) — A small group of farmers on Tuesday looked out at what is normally their farm ground and the now-destroyed bins that normally protect their income. What they see instead is a shallow lake formed by snowmelt and rain that has pushed the Missouri River far beyond its banks and temporarily reclaimed their river-bottom land and put their farms at risk.The same scene is playing out for farmers in Nebraska, South Dakota and northwest Missouri right now. While the losses are devastating locally, they aren’t necessarily driving up crop prices. Fremont County, Iowa, has some 50,000 acres underwater, and local farmers estimated roughly 390,000 bushels of soybeans and 1.3 million bushels of corn are in bins, many of which are destroyed or damaged. The grain is valued at roughly $7.3 million.“The biggest situation we have with those farmers is grain in bins that is compromised,” said Jeff Jorgenson, who farms about 750 acres along the river bottoms. “That’s the real problem we have. It has got to be addressed or there’s the potential to end their farming careers. They are looking at not just one, but two, and maybe three years of lost income.”USDA has indemnity programs for livestock, but due to changes in the farm bill over the past two cycles, there’s no specific disaster aid program for lost grain. Right now, they would be relying on low-interest loans. The destruction, though, has helped advance a disaster bill in Congress that was already set to deal with multiple disasters from 2018, including two hurricanes in the Southeast, wildfires in California and continuing aid to Puerto Rico. The Senate is expected this week to pass a $13.45 billion disaster bill. Sen Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Tuesday the bill should help cover some losses for farmers who were caught by the floods with corn and soybeans in grain bins.Bill Northey, USDA’s undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, is expected to tour some of the disaster-stricken counties in Iowa later this week along with Grassley and state officials.Because Jorgenson was along a hard-surface road closer to the hills than the river, he was able to get his grain out and moved before the flooding hit. Some people have lamented why others couldn’t get their grain out, but the weather conditions in the weeks leading up to the flooding just didn’t allow for easy movement of grain. Up until roughly March 10, everything was frozen, and the temperatures and winds were harsh.“We came off a harsh winter with icy, gravel roads, and you just couldn’t get the grain out a lot of times,” said Jorgenson, a board member for the Iowa Soybean Association. “So you hope it is not going to get this bad and all of a sudden it does. We are just very vulnerable for something bad and we got the worst scenario.”Most of the grain in the bins has a foot of snow and ice around the bins. The grain was either contracted for delivery later this spring or unsold as farmers waited for a rally. Some of the grain and soybeans also were under USDA or bank loans.“We had an extended harvest. We had the harvest from hell, then the road conditions didn’t allow a lot of this grain to leave the farm, because it was either icy or the frost was going down and the roads were too soft and you couldn’t get to it,” said Pat Sheldon, another farmer with land underwater and a board member for the local levee district.Farmers were irked that national media have suggested, repeatedly, that one reason so much grain was in bins was President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China. Higher prices might have led to more grain sold at harvest, but that had nothing to do with the flood.“The thing that upset us with that angle was they were trying to turn it political, so they had something to throw back on the president,” said Leo Ettleman, who farms near one of the breached levees. “And that’s not the issue here.”Local levee managers met with Army Corps of Engineers officials Tuesday in Sidney to discuss options for stopping the river flow from coming in the breaches. The Missouri River still has to come down before they can get barges full of rock in to start patching up the levees. With more than 50 breaches along the levee system, it will be a multi-year plan to rebuild levees back to full protection levels.“It isn’t going to be a quick fix this time. We’re going to be vulnerable for a few years,” Sheldon said.A tour with the farmers along parts of Interstate 29 showed debris on parts of the road such as tree limbs, barrels, propane and farm gas tanks, but I-29 remained intact. Off the interstate, the water had receded off some fields farthest from the river, but extensively flooded grounds still remained. The flood had gouged out bedding all along a railroad, and water looking like rapids continuing to pour over county and state highways, undermining them in the process. Towns, farms and businesses remain underwater. The water will continue to flow until the river goes down and the levees can be plugged.In 2011, farmers in southern Iowa and Missouri basically had about three weeks that spring to get stored grain and livestock out of the area before the levees breached. The temperatures were warmer and heavy rains started farther up the Missouri River system, so the flooding was slower to build. This time, the flooding was much quicker and there was little warning.“We didn’t get any warning,” Sheldon said. “We didn’t have any communication with the Corps until we were already in trouble.”At Tuesday’s meeting, Fremont County officials addressed the lack of communications with Corps officials, almost all of whom are different from those in 2011.“They could have given us two days warning even if they thought everything was going to be OK,” Sheldon said. “They could have at least told us, ‘Hey, we’ve got this coming and we’re not sure how much it’s going to be and you guys need to be aware of it.’ But we got none of that.”One of the benefits farmers had initially recovering from the 2011 flood was that prices were strong, so crop insurance payments were higher. Farm income rose until 2013 and remained relatively strong in 2014 compared to the declines in commodity prices and farm income since then. Now, farmers are dealing with nearly five years of low prices and lower overall income. Working capital has been eroded over that time.Lower prices, lost grain and the production hits to the river bottoms will translate into lower prevented planting payments under crop insurance as well.“So this is a little bit tougher deal when we just don’t have those dollars flowing in, especially with all those compromised grain bins,” Jorgenson said. “This is going to be catastrophic.”Farmers in 2011 also had the Supplemental Revenue (SURE) Assistance Program, which was part of the 2008 farm bill, but Congress eliminated the program in 2014.“We’re at a point now where low-interest loans aren’t the answer,” Sheldon said. “We need some of the disaster programs to come back.”After the 2011 flood, it took a year to 18 months for most farmers to move the sand and sediment off their ground, and in some cases, they farmed around piles of sand that remain today. Those piles were again flooded and washed back out onto fields. Farmers said recovery will likely take longer this time around. Not only will there be no planting for most of them in 2019, but 2020 is questionable.Sheldon and Ettleman said they know at least one farmer in the area who has decided the damage is too much for him to continue farming.“It’s affecting two years of income or profits, because it’s the 2018 crop that is out in the bins, and we have no idea what we’re going to get planted or harvested in 2019,” Ettleman said.“We’re still going to be at 25-year protection level on the levee in 2020, so all of this ground is going to be high risk then.”Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(BAS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

More active fall weather pattern ahead

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jim Noel, NOAAA more active weather pattern is ahead. We expect a weak to moderate storm with some rainfall every 3 to 4 days over the next few weeks.For the week of Oct. 22, expect slightly above normal temperatures by a degree or two and rainfall between 0.25-0.75 inches on average. There could be some scattered freezing temperatures in the north and west sections of Ohio especially come Saturday morning.For the last week of October, there should be early to mid week rainfall with another 0.25-1.00 inches followed by a surge of cold weather and the real possibility of the first widespread freeze toward Halloween.The outlook for November is above normal temperatures after a cold start to the month and rainfall normal to above normal. The early trends suggest a turn to a wetter late winter and spring of 2020 but we will need to simply monitor that.The next two weeks rainfall totals will generally range from 0.50 to 2 inches across the state.last_img read more

Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Jaja Santiago of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine women’s volleyball team — a squad of big-name players steep in drama and intrigue — wound up with an uneventful fourth-place finish Sunday.Taking on Vietnam for the bronze medal match, the Nationals fought long and hard but in the end showed obvious lack of chemistry to yield, 25-27, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21, in the Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters But the Vietnamese had more blocks, 14-5, and superior floor defense that proved to be telling. Vietnam also led in attacks 66-55.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Vicente said he still doesn’t want to talk about the putting up a new team although he was tasked by the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas to groom a team for the long haul.“Let’s not completely disband the team. Maybe we can add more players,” added Vicente.The Philippines won over Malaysia but lost to Vietnam in the group stage, pitting the Nationals against Thailand in the semifinals.After losing to Thailand in the semis, the country once again faced Vietnam which we have previously defeated in the Asian Championships but were now suddenly unstoppable.“They all played great. All of them,” said Vicente at the mixed zone looking at Valdez who was being interviewed beside him.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasioncenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Jaja Santiago exploded with 20 points, Alyssa Valdez 17, Jovelyn Gonzaga 12 and Aby Marano 9 for the Philippines which went one set up and 20-17 in the second set.But Vietnam would always have an answer through unstoppable Tran Thi Thuy and Nguyen Thin Ngoc Hoa who unloaded 26 and 20 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPH coach Francis Vicente noted the improvement from two years ago when the Nationals failed to make the final four.“The fighting mode is there but still needs more. But I’m happy. Maybe in the next SEA Games (Philippines 2019) the results would be different. Maybe we’ll be up there on top,” said Vicente. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Malacañang hails Filipino SEA Games medalists View commentslast_img read more

Narendra Modi takes charge of PMO, meets SAARC leaders

first_imgNarendra Modi at PMO on Tuesday. (TV grab)Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office on Tuesday, a day after being sworn-in by President Pranab Mukherjee.Modi was received at South Block office of the PMO by newly appointed Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra and some other officials.As soon as he entered his office, he paid obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi by offering flower tributes to his photograph.In one of his first decisions, Modi announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to next of kin of those killed in the Gorakhdam Express accident on Monday. The injured will be given a compensation of Rs 50,000 each. However, Modi had already begun his official work on Monday night by holding a meeting with top officials.Modi meets Karzai with Sushma SwarajIn his first bilateral meet with international leaders after assuming charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.In their more than half an hour meeting, Modi and Karzai discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the wake of NATO combat troops withdrawal from the war-torn country.Modi was assisted in the talks by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh among others.Delhi: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House pic.twitter.com/WR4IU7802O – ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2014Meeting with Rajapaksa despite protests  Modi met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House despite stiff protests from AIADMK, DMK and MDMK.Delhi: President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House pic.twitter.com/rAvCWAGSxN; ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2014Modi also met Maldives President Abdulla Gayoom. PM meets Sharif (Read full story) The Prime Minister also meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Left) with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.Modi also met Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam.Delhi: Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House pic.twitter.com/Dnj3eNpqzW ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2014            Delhi: Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House pic.twitter.com/M9Vi8c4yxS ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2014He also met Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Bangladesh Parliament speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will also meet Modi.Delhi: Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House pic.twitter.com/xLw3iSJNVb- ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2014Portfolios of 45 ministers announced: Cabinet ministers:Rajnath Singh: Home AffairsSushma Swaraj: External Affairs, Overseas Indian AffairsArun Jaitley: Finance, Corporate Affairs, DefenceM. Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary AffairsNitin Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways, ShippingD.V. Sadananda Gowda: RailwaysUma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationNajma A. Heptulla: Minority AffairsGopinathrao Munde: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and SanitationRamvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionKalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium EnterprisesManeka Gandhi: Women and Child DevelopmentAnanth Kumar: Chemicals and FertilizersRavi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology, Law and JusticeAshok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati: Civil AviationAnant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public EnterprisesHarsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing IndustriesNarendra Singh Tomar: Mines, Steel, Labour and EmploymentJual Oram: Tribal AffairsRadha Mohan Singh: AgricultureThaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and EmpowermentSmriti Irani: Human Resource DevelopmentHarsh Vardhan: Health and Family WelfareMinisters of State:V.K. Singh: Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs.Inderjit Singh Rao: Planning (Independent Charge), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge) and DefenceSantosh Kumar Gangwar: Textiles (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationShripad Yesso Naik: Culture (Independent Charge) and Tourism (Independent Charge)Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)Sarbananda Sonowal: Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)Prakash Javadekar: Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary AffairsPiyush Goyal: Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge) and New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)Jitendra Singh: Science and Technology (Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of SpaceNirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Finance and Corporate AffairsG.M. Siddeshwara: Civil AviationManoj Sinha: RailwaysNihalchand: Chemicals and FertilisersUpendra Kushwaha: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and SanitationP. Radhakrishnan: Heavy Industries and Public EnterprisesKiren Rijiju: Home AffairsKrishan Pal: Road Transport and Highways and ShippingSanjeev Kumar Balyan: Agriculture and Food Processing IndustriesMansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava: Tribal AffairsRaosaheb Dadarao Danve: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionVishnu Deo Sai: Mines, Steel, Labour and EmploymentSudarshan Bhagat: Social Justice and EmpowermentAlso read: Uttar Pradesh tops with 9 ministers, Maharashtra gets 6last_img read more