HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 150th birth anniversary. Former PM Manmohan Singh and several other senior leaders were also present at Rajghat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday morning to pay tributes to the Father of the Nation on his birth anniversary.Mr. Modi visited Rajghat ahead of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.Mr. Modi had declared that the mission will be launched Oct 2 and that a clean India will be the best tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary in 2019.
As the government begins its Swacch Bharat campaign, NGOs Sulabh International is leaving no stone unturned to provide the locals with adequate toilets in the Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Brick by brick, NGO Sulabh International has built 108 toilets in the Badaun village. The NGO has plans to provide 295 more so that each house has a toilet. But interestingly, a small section of the residents, prefer not to use them.
Real Madrid and Liverpool found their combined 15 European titles were no protection on the road in the Champions League. Ten-time champion Real Madrid trailed early against Bulgarian newcomer Ludogorets Razgrad, which was only formed as a club 13 years ago - in the same season the Spanish giant won its ninth title.
After Ludogorets' stunning sixth-minute opener, Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved and then scored with a second spot-kick in the 24th, before Madrid got substitute Karim Benzema's 77th-minute goal to force a 2-1 win.
We played as equal to Real and I am delighted with our performance, Ludogorets coach Georgi Dermendzhiev said.
Five-time winner Liverpool lost 1-0 at Basel, which specialises in beating English opponents, and trails Group B leader Madrid by three points before hosting the title holder next.
I thought we were too soft all over the pitch, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said, adding his team didn't deserve anything against Switzerland's champion. Borussia Dortmund won 3-0 at Anderlecht, and leads Group D by three points from Arsenal, which beat Galatasaray 4-1 despite goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny being sent off with 30 minutes left.
Atletico Madrid, runner-up last season, beat Juventus 1-0 through Arda Turan's 75th-minute goal, and Malmo's 2-0 victory against Olympiakos left Group A with all four teams on three points.
Zenit St Petersburg and Monaco drew 0-0 to share the Group C lead with four points, while Bayer Leverkusen beat Benfica 3-1. Ludogorets' fans have to travel 335 kilometers (210 miles) to watch their team play at the national stadium in Sofia because the club's 6,000-seat arena does not meet Champions League standards.
But the supporters soon had reason to celebrate after Brazilian midfielder Marcelinho headed in a cross flicked on to the far post.
Ronaldo had a 10th-minute penalty saved by goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov, but soon got a second chance to convert and close on Raul Gonzalez's record of 71 Champions League goals in the group stage and knockout rounds. Ronaldo has scored 69 goals - not including one in a qualifying-round match - and leads Lionel Messi by one in what promises to be a season-long duel.
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