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our Indian team is doing well. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Published: February 9, and was Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States from 2008-11.Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly early on Thursday to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by bailout creditors despite significant dissent from members of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ own left-wing party The bill which imposes sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts fueled anger in the governing Syriza party and led to a revolt against Tsipras who has insisted the deal forged after a marathon weekend eurozone summit was the best he could do to prevent Greece from catastrophically crashing out of the euro Europe’s joint currency Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with a minister of his government during a parliament meeting in Athens AP The legislation was approved with 229 votes in favor 64 against and six abstentions — and won the support of three pro-European opposition parties Among Syriza’s 38 dissenters were prominent party members including Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis who many blame for exacerbating tensions with Greece’s creditors with his abrasive style during five months of tortured negotiations The post-midnight vote might not pose an immediate threat to Tsipras’ government but it raised more doubts over whether it could implement the harsh new austerity program demanded by rescue lenders The vote came after an anti-austerity demonstration by about 12000 protesters outside parliament degenerated into violence as the debate was getting underway Wednesday night Riot police battled youths who hurled petrol bombs for about an hour before the clashes died down The bill was the first step Greece must take in order to begin negotiations with creditors on a new bailout — its third in five years — of about 85 billion euros ($93 billion) in loans over three years Dissenters argued that Greeks could not face any further cuts after six years of recession that saw poverty and unemployment skyrocket and wiped out a quarter of the country’s economy Tsipras has been battling all week to persuade party hard-liners to back the deal He has acknowledged the agreement reached with creditors was far from what he wanted and trampled on his pre-election promises of repealing austerity but insisted the alternative would have been far worse for the country "We had a very specific choice: A deal we largely disagreed with or a chaotic default" he told parliament ahead of the vote Tsipras had urged Syriza members to back the bill despite having urged voters to reject earlier milder creditor demands in a July 5 referendum Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject those proposals Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos who took over from Varoufakis the day after the referendum said the deal Greece reached with its creditors on Monday was the only possible choice "I must tell you that Monday morning at 9:30 it was the most difficult day of my life It was a decision that will weigh on me for the rest of my life" Tsakalotos said "I don’t know if we did the right thing But I know we did something with the sense that we had no choice Nothing was certain and nothing is" he told parliament High-ranking dissenters included Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani who resigned from her post earlier Wednesday saying she could not vote in favor of the bill In a letter sent to Tsipras on Monday and released by the finance ministry Wednesday Valavani said she believed "dominant circles in Germany" were intent on "the full humiliation of the government and the country" The economy ministry’s secretary general Manos Manousakis also resigned over the measures Parliament speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou a prominent Syriza member slammed the deal as a product of blackmail calling it a "crime against humanity" and "social genocide" Thursday’s vote came after more than two weeks of capital controls with Greek banks and the stock exchange shut since June 29 and ATM cash withdrawals limited to 60 euros per day With its banks dangerously low on liquidity and the state practically out of cash Greece desperately needs funds It faces a Monday deadline to repay 42 billion euros ($46 billion) to the European Central Bank and is also in arrears on 2 billion euros to the IMF Negotiations on the new bailout will take an estimated four weeks leaving European finance ministers scrambling to find ways to get Athens some money sooner The European Commission has proposed giving Greece 7 billion euros in loans from a special fund overseen by all 28 EU nations so it can meet its upcoming debts The loan would be made pending the start of a full bailout program but faces resistance from Britain a non-euro member of the EU Germany argued one way for Greece to meet its financing obligations was for it to issue IOUs for domestic needs AP By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 29 2017 2:54 pm PV Sindhu with her coach Pullela Gopichand during a press conference in Hyderabad (Source: AP) Related News On return from World Badminton Championships at Glasgow Scotland PV Sindhu and coach Pullela Gopinath said that they were proud of the final game on Sunday as the head coach appreciated the entire team for a good performance adding that Sindhu will win many golds by the end of her career Sindhu who returned with silver from the tournament after losing in the final to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara said that there is no such thing as Chinese dominance “I played my game and gave my best Everyone has their own style of play It is not that Chinese have a different style of play although they played really well in the tournament but everyone has a different style of play” said Sindhu “Fought hard but it was just not my day” “We have been practicing really hard We don’t have much time between the tournaments Before the World Championships however we had one and a half months So in a way it was nice that we got so much time to prepare” “Mentally and physically it is tiring but at that time we just think that we have to get that point Even I was just thinking that we just need to play at the court It was a good match From the first point there were long rallies It was not like I could have saved my energy Every rally was equally tough” she added On the fans cheering the players mid-rally Sindhu said “I never felt that fans cheering was disturbing It felt good that there were so many fans to cheer me on I was focused so there is no question of disturbance” Gopichand who was also present at the interview commented on the controversial Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth match schedules saying “Sometimes you’re at the wrong head Sometimes small things affect in long matches when you need energy I do feel that a couple of matches could have been scheduled better” On Sindhu’s yellow card Gopinath said “I think it’s a long match of 1 hr 50 minutes There are set of rules that are there Different umpires interpret it differently You need to stretch the rules as much as they permit it Sindhu did a good job What she did was definitely correct” “At 22 she has won medals for four consecutive years under her belt and by the end of her career she will have many golds said a senior official present in the meeting. 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