PM Narendra Modi to headline India Today Conclave 2019

first_imgThe year 2019 is a year of critical choices. Both for the world and for India. In India, it is especially pivotal as the country heads for a crucial general election. Just weeks ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the India Today group will bring to you the eighteenth edition of the India Today Conclave.The India Today Conclave 2019 will host a range of sparkling debates and compelling discussions on a range of issues over 1st and 2nd March in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will headline the event and deliver the keynote address on March 2.PM Narendra Modi will likely speak on the India Story under him and the key lessons that leading a great country like India have taught him.Speaking on the upcoming India Today Conclave, Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, said, “We are honoured to have Prime Minister Modi as a keynote speaker at the India Today Conclave. He has been a bold, path-breaking leader. He has triggered both great hope and great debate. As India heads towards a major election, it will be a privilege to hear him assess his term and spell out his vision for India at the Conclave.”The two days of the India Today Conclave will also witness the sharpest national and international minds converge and deliberate on issues across a spectrum of topics.There will be Boris Johnson – Brexit leader, politician, historian, journalist – who will explain his choices and why the lessons from Brexit are significant for India. Union minister Nitin Gadkari will speak on his roadmap for BJP’s political success.advertisementThe India Today Conclave will host an interesting new session format. Piyush Goyal, who was the interim finance minister while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was away for medical treatment, and former finance minister P Chidambaram are expected to feature in back-to-back, mirror sessions, in which they will present their assessment of the economy and election promises in front of a common jury of eminent economists and experts.The India Today Conclave will also have Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Kangana Ranaut adding glamour to the event and giving personal insights. Ranveer Singh will speak on his seven deadly sins while Kangana Ranaut will deliberate on creativity, kicking ass and rewriting the rules of being a woman.We are our choices, said Jean Paul Sartre. For India and the world, 2019 is a year of some big choices. So, get ready to ‘Conclave’. Get ready to make ‘Hard Choices.’Since 2002, the India Today Conclave has been at the forefront of intellectual engagement and thought leadership. Over the years, the India Today Conclave has hosted presidents, prime ministers, sports icons, writers and movie stars. The Conclave has been at the cutting edge of new ideas, innovations and experiences and has been in constant conversation with the times we live in, sometimes anticipating change and often precipitating it.Click here to register for the India Today Conclave 2019last_img read more

Mourinho has faith in Lindelof

first_imgVictor Lindelöf Mourinho ‘more than confident’ in Lindelof ahead of Champions League bow Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 22:05 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) victor lindelof - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Basel Basel UEFA Champions League José Mourinho The summer signing from Benfica struggled against Real Madrid in his only appearance so far this season but his manager has full confidence in him Jose Mourinho insists he has no concerns about starting Victor Lindelof in Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Basel on Tuesday.The Sweden international, a €35 million signing from Benfica, has not made an appearance since a difficult debut in the 2-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid.United to win to nil – 4/6 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing With Phil Jones and Eric Bailly suspended, Lindelof and Chris Smalling are set to start at the heart of United’s defence against the Swiss champions.But Mourinho believes the 23-year-old is better suited to European competition after regular appearances during his four years in Lisbon.”There is no need for him to adapt to the Champions League but he needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier league, especially the new Premier League,” Mourinho told a news conference.”He is very bright and very clam and step by step he will be there. I am more than confident for tomorrow [Tuesday], he is a very good player with a very good potential.”Even if Bailly and Jones were not suspended, probably I would still play Lindelof and Smalling. They are at the same level, they are just different players.”Mourinho on Lindelof: “He needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier League but he’s a very good player with a lot of potential.” #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2017David de Gea, whom Mourinho confirmed will start the match despite his decision to rotate goalkeepers in the Europa League last season, does not see any problem with playing behind a new defensive partnership.”I feel really well with all my defenders,” he said. “They are all great defenders.”Marouane Fellaini remains a doubt for the match as he has yet to recover from a calf problem picked up while on international duty with Belgium.The midfielder did not train on Monday but Mourinho hopes he will be available, insisting he is a crucial part of his plans.”He had a [calf] problem with his national team and then he played a match against Greece, and after the match he felt the problem. If his condition improves he will be selected, because I need him,” he said.”He’s a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine.”Jose Mourinho provides an update on @Fellaini in his @ChampionsLeague press conference…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2017last_img read more