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They neither have the reach nor the means to carry out such a well-planned attack, said ANS state chairman Avinash Patileven as the Pune police failed to arrest anyone even five days after the murder Like the Hindu right wing organisationsthe police have also been looking at the possibility of the involvement of caste panchayats since ANS had last month launched a state-wide campaign called Jaat Panchayatila Muthmati Abhiyan against them for ostracising people from their own communities In the past monthANS held seminars against caste panchayats at NashikPune and Laturwhich had drawn a sizeable crowd HoweverANS activists said they had received no threats from caste panchayats Supporting Patils viewsShyam Manav who had founded ANS in 1983 before Dabholkar took over said nothing is hidden about the threats to ANS and the crusader The threats have been open and frequent from Hindu organisationswhich felt that the Act sought to be enacted will hit them hard?personal products) I wanted to work with and design products for,and Dhanpal Ganesh. our first game was a draw,and we surely want to do well in the other matches” With not enough pre-season and late signings they have atask cut out Chennai City FC must be seeking inspiration from theother big club from South “BFC maybe a different club butthey too are from the same zone Heard a lot about BFC We arelooking up to BFC as a role model we’re learning and hopefully we’ll catch up with them in coming days” Raja further added “We’ll give a tough time to BengaluruFC tomorrow and we’ll do well as a team” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 20 2017 12:25 am Top News Punjab Royals wrestler Nirmla Devi who brought her team back into the match before Jitendra wrapped it up in style to help them lift the Pro Wrestling League trophy said she wanted to win her bout even if she died on the mat Had Nirmla lost her bout it would have been all over for Punjab making the final tie inconsequential but the girl from Hissar made sure that her team got a chance to bag the title “I was looking to win at any cost I thought even if I die I am not going to lose against Indu Chaudhary and give my team a fair chance to clinch the trophy” said Nirmla at the post-match press conference “My coach had said that ‘we would pick you up from the mat even if you collapse but you will have to win it for us’ and that is all I was thinking about and gave my 200 per cent” the 32-year-old said with a smile Jitendra who ultimately helped Punjab clinch the PWL 2 title said it was a good fight in the first half before Sumit Sehrawat got injured “It became a little easy for me in the second half as Sumit got a little injured and I simply capitalised on my lead kept extending it to win it easily” said a relieved Jitendra Punjab coach Kuldeep Singh rated Jitendra very highly saying that he was the best in India at the moment “With Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav out of contention at the moment Jitendra is the best Indian wrestler in men’s 74kg category” Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye who lost in the dying seconds of the match owing to Sofia Mattsson gaining a point in the end said she did not want to read too much into it “May be it was the referee or may be it was my fault But we both fought well Bith of us are good wrestlers and it is going to be good rivalry in the future as well it seems” insisted Odunayo Olympic champion Vladimir Khinchegashvili said it was a pleasure that his team won the final against a quality opponent “It was a very good team work We have some very good wrestlers in our team like Ilias Bekbukatov It is a team competition and we did very well to beat a strong opponent” concluded Vladimir For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: January 12 2016 3:23 am During Haryana panchayat polls at Bakshi Wala village in Pinjore Sunday Related News SONU KUMARI’S family was elated as she was elected the sarpanch of Bhalki village in Mahendragarh district The congratulatory messages are still pouring in and she is determined to ensure development of the village In a district that is known to be among the worst when it comes to sex ratio Sonu Kumari defies stereotypes Sonu belongs to a Scheduled Caste While the minimum qualification for SC women candidates is Class V she has done her postgraduation The results of the first phase of the Haryana panchayat elections show that nearly 67 per cent of the newly elected sarpanches have passed Class 10th The results show out of 2499 sarpanches elected 1490 have passed class 10 409 have passed Class 8 346 have passed Class 12 and 253 are graduates or postgraduates There is just one candidate who has studied till Class V The polling percentage was 85 per cent Sonu (28) says “I am the first in my family to have been elected as sarpanch The entire family is brimming with pride I will see the problems being faced in the village and focus on development Better roads improved education facilities are on the agenda Development was taking place in the villages even when the sarpanches were illiterate With educated sarpanches the understanding of problems will increase” The Haryana government had for the first time imposed a condition of minimum qualification for the aspirants to the post of sarpanch and panch For the general category Class X was the minimum qualification For women and SC candidates the minimum qualification is Class VIII while in the case of SC women the minimum qualification required is Class V As per election commission data among the outgoing sarpanches 158 per cent were illiterate and 35 per cent were below matriculate A total of 288 per cent had completed matric 109 per cent had completed Class XII and seven per cent were graduates While the picture this time will be clearer after the polling in three phases concludes in the first phase there is a marked improvement in the educational qualifications of the sarpanches elected In Mewat considered to be among the backward districts on the education front of the 65 sarpanches elected 13 have passed Class VIII 30 have passed Class X XI passed Class XII and Class VII are graduate or above Sweety (31) who was elected sarpanch of Ladhuwas Ahir in Rewari district from a seat reserved for SC woman candidate has done her MBA in hospitality management after pursuing BPharm Before the criteria for education was enforced there were eight candidates in the village Thereafter there were just two in the fray “I am the first in my family to be elected as sarpanch My husband motivated me to contest I had prepared for IAS and HCS That did not happen I want to improve sanitation facilities in the village There should be better education facilities” she says The most number of candidates having pursued graduation or above were elected in Ambala where 19 such candidates are present out of 128 elected The only sarpanch elected who is Class V pass is in Yamunanagar district Haryana Development and Panchayat Minister O P Dhankar said training would be organised for sarpanches and panches after the elections “Around 60 per cent candidates in the first phase were elected unanimously The new criteria has ensured that educated candidates are elected We will train them about the duties of panchayats tell them about the focus areas and the technology to be used for improving their skills Educated panchayats would ensure that the vision of the government of having adarsh villages is achieved” said Dhankar For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: January 11 2017 8:52 am The Lodha Committee will also address various queries from different state associations during Wednesday’s meeting (Express Archive) Top News The Lodha Committee is meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday morning to ensure that the upcoming limited-overs series between India and England — three ODIs and three T20 Internationals — is played without any hitch According to a source close to the panel the committee in the wake of reports that the ousted Indian cricket officialdom is in a combative mood and might create impediments wants to make watertight arrangements to avert any possible situation that could impact the schedule or smooth hosting of the matches BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri is likely to take part in the meeting and will be apprised of the plans to organise a hassle-free series Some former BCCI functionaries reportedly tried to coax the Cricket Club of India (CCI) not to host the limited-overs warm-up fixture between India ‘A’ and England on Tuesday But they failed in their attempt The first warm-up game was played in front of a decent turnout The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) said to be the flag-bearer of the alleged rebellion has already written to the BCCI expressing its inability to host two four-day games between India U-19 and England U-19 in February “Ineligible” office-bearers from 24 states had an informal meeting in Bangalore last Saturday under the leadership of the former ICC and BCCI chief N Srinivasan The Lodha Committee will also address various queries from different state associations during Wednesday’s meeting It is also expected to set the roadmap for the proposed players’ body and the BCCI elections after adopting the reforms But a contingency plan in case of any disruption for the India-England series will top the list Some former BCCI officials however have disapproved of the non-cooperation tactics “I’m not in one of those We cannot harm the interest of cricket The game is bigger than all of us” an ex-cricket board office-bearer told this paper The first ODI of the series will be played in Pune on January 15 “There’s absolutely no uncertainty over the ODI from our side In fact we have collected record revenue Rs 85 crore from gate and in-stadia advertisements We are fully ready” a Maharashtra Cricket Association member said Former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) president Ranjib Biswal too offered assurance “The OCA has formed an organising committee for the successful organisation of the game The committee already had a meeting with MV Sridhar (BCCI’s general manager cricket operations)” he said Asked who will have the cheque-signing authority related to the match now that the treasurer has become ineligible Biswal said: “Now the BCCI will decide how the match-related payments are made” Cuttack will host the second ODI on January 19 On Monday the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) working committee empowered president Sourav Ganguly and joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya with cheque-signing authority for the third ODI at Eden Gardens on January 22 The association has sought a clarification from the Lodha Committee over treasurer Biswarup Dey’s eligibility Meanwhile a former BCCI official questioned the Lodha Committee’s authority to give the go-ahead to Indian squad selections for the England series and sanctioning payments for the matches at the CCI “The Lodha Committee rule ended after the Supreme Court’s January 2 judgment How come they are giving permission to select the Indian team and allowing payments from the BCCI accounts They will decide only those matters that are referred by the court These matters weren’t referred by the court” he said Asked about this a source close to the Lodha Committee replied: “These former officials are absolutely right The Lodha Committee had problems with these officials and requested the Supreme Court to remove the Committee This kind of solution makes logical sense…” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vivek Moorthy | Published: January 30 2016 12:15 am Traffic in Delhi Top News As an initial measure to tackle pollution the odd-even rule was a great move Considering that short-term bans have worked in Paris and Beijing and that the experiment was explicitly temporary much of the English media has been unfairly critical One study that found cars account for little of Delhi’s pollution was repeatedly cited But evidence on sources of pollution is generally not that reliable as evident from the conflicting readings Further cars lead to more road building and more polluting road dust Even if pollution can be tackled by cleaner fuels that does not solve the perennial problem of congestion Without restrictions travel time just rises According to a study done for Bangalore by the Consortium of Traffic Engineers and Safety Trainers the average speed on specified routes dropped from 35 kmph in 2005 to 92 kmph in 2014 Severe congestion is a good enough justification to restrict driving This should have been a plank of Delhi’s December anti-pollution campaign As a concrete follow-up measure the Delhi government should build data records on travel times on specified routes during different days of the week times of day and months This task should be outsourced to an independent agency Using GPS and various apps it should be feasible to ensure tamper-proof data Then it should be possible to try out various policies and assess if they should be implemented to substantially reduce travel time With regard to congestion the Philippines experience is noteworthy Last August President Benigno Aquino III (“Noynoy”) announced reviving the odd-even car scheme but withdrew it under severe criticism To tackle congestion the Philippines had tried odd-even road rationing before 2000 but then watered it down to the prevailing milder restrictions: Access to busy roads at peak times is based on the last digit of the licence plate Yet Noynoy was also quoted as saying that “the ideal solution is to build more roads and bridges” — the standard suggestion of more infrastructure Unfortunately neither building roads nor providing public transport has ever been enough to tackle congestion Despite excellent public transport the average travel speed in London at peak time in 2000 was under 10 mph roughly the same as with a horse and coach a century earlier Conventional congestion charging for entry into the main city at peak times (successfully implemented by London since 2003) can only resolve part of the problem But in third-world cities even in residential areas and during off-peak hours there is substantial congestion Road space shrinks as owners extend pavements and cement adjacent areas to park their vehicles To tackle congestion we need to first accept that a vehicle is not just a marvellous machine It is also mobile land not paid for — unless parked on the owner’s premises When we buy land we pay for every square metre Unfortunately this isn’t so for a vehicle When we buy a vehicle we may pay a lot for registration road tax fuel taxes etc However most of these charges are only indirectly and imprecisely linked to the vehicle’s area and some not at all The root cause of congestion is that we aren’t made to pay for the precise area we occupy There should be no such thing as free vehicle area The best way to sustainably reduce road congestion is to charge steeply for vehicle area If a vehicle’s area is eight square metres and the tax or levy rate is Rs 25000 per square metre per year then the annual tax would be Rs 2 lakh Ideally the vehicle-area tax should be offset by reducing existing taxes by the same amount — that is strictly speaking it should only be a levy not a tax Simultaneously shared taxis mini vans etc need to be permitted and legalised The vehicle-area tax is a win-win policy whose time locally and globally has come Looking around Bangalore not only are there many more cars on the road but they are generally bigger Such a policy is overdue Perhaps Delhi can lead the way and then other cities may follow The writer is professor IIM Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: February 2 2017 11:14 am Kaatru Veliyidai’s first look poster with Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari Related News Bombay Roja Dil Se Thiruda Thiruda… A R Rahman and Mani Ratnam’s combination never gets old and we can never get enough of them Every time they are together in a film the story accentuates the songs and the songs breathe life into the script The duo is back together in Karthi’s Kaatru Veliyidai and Rahman reassures us with the new track that you won’t be disappointed Just ‘A Minute of Azhagiye’ is all it takes to get a sense of Rahman’s unique set of beats working with Mani Ratnam’s picturisation Starting with a ‘Pitch Perfect’ esque acapella the song offers constant clap beats and a gentle loop of guitar strums From an empty theatre to a ballroom where Aditi Rao and Karthi exchange looks dancing with different partners the track is a hummable romantic duet with a touch of western fusion A minute teaser that released on YouTube on Wednesday has registered more than a million views already The song was also released in Telugu as ‘Hamsaro’ for the Telugu dub Cheliyaa of the film Kaatru Veliyidai is a romantic drama in which Karthi will be playing the role of a pilot and will be seen romancing Aditi Rao Hydari who plays the role of a doctor The shooting of the film was wrapped by December-end last year and the film is slated for a release in March The Tamil version is produced by Madras Talkies and the film also stars Shraddha Srinath Rukmini Vijayakumar RJ Balaji Delhi Ganesh and veteran Malayalam actress Lalitha in pivotal roles Music director AR Rahman cinematographer Ravi Varman and lyricist Vairamuthu have also been signed for this project Watch the song here: Mani Ratnam’s title Kaatru Veliyidai which means “breezy expanse” is said to have been taken from one of legendary Tamil poet Bharathiyar’s poems For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 18 2017 12:43 am Chhagan Bhujbal (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) Top News NCP LEADER Chhagan Bhujbal has opposed the application filed by two accused to turn approvers against him in the money-laundering case Amit Balraj and Sudhir Salaskar former employees of the Mumbai Educational Trust founded by Bhujbal had sought to become prosecution witnesses in a plea filed last week In his reply filed before a special court on Friday Bhujbal opposed the plea stating that ‘serious prejudice’ will be caused since all accused ‘will prefer to become witnesses and seek pardon in order to escape the process and consequences of trial’ Watch what else is in the news In their separate pleas seeking ‘tender of pardon’ under section 306 of the Criminal Procedure Code the two have said that they were initially treated as a witness of prosecution However while filing a complaint before the PMLA court the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had named them as accused The reply filed through advocates Shalabh Saxena and Sajal Yadav states that the two accused came before the court only after it was brought to the notice of the Bombay High Court that they had been absconding and that the Enforcement Directorate was not making any effort to arrest them The reply states that the two appeared before the court ‘under some arrangement’ with the ED “…the entire application relies on a false statement that the accused nos 26 and 27 (Balraj and Salaskar) were being treated as so called witnesses…whereas no such averment is made in the prosecution complaint” it states The ED is yet to file its reply on the plea filed by the two accused Further three accused including Shyam Malpani one of the chartered accountants of Bhujbal have sought discharge from the case The court has directed the ED to file its reply by March 3 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 20 2017 7:31 am Related News Banaskantha district police arrested one Mohammed Kasim Bhangur in connection with a 2003 case of procuring a passport on fake documents and going illegally to Iraq Bangur reached Ahmedabad on Friday after he was deported from Iraq According to police Bhangur was wanted in the case registered in 2003 and a Red Corner Notice was also issued against him by the Interpol On the basis of the notice Bhangur was located in Baghdad after which he was deported to Ahmedabad under coordination between Gujarat CID (Crime) and Interpol Bhangur was arrested after his deportation and will be produced before a court Sources said that a team of Gujarat ATS is likely to interrogate Bhangur to ascertain whether he had any links with radical outfit Islamic State For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related Newswho died of a heart attack allegedly during a verbal altercation with discom BSES officials over snapping of power supply. 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MAHENDER SINGH MANRAL tracks the case that shattered the victim’s family and destroyed the teenager’s. “He could have just asked me” says fruit vendor Pramod Kumar “He could have just asked me for the iPhone” he repeats This is a conversation Kumar has had with himself innumerable times since November 27 2014 That cold winter evening two years ago Kumar’s 6-year-old son Ganesh was kidnapped and murdered READ | Teen convicted of killing 6-year-old son of neighbours The person Kumar says should have “just asked” him did ask but it was not a request It was a ransom call for Rs 15 lakh This was same amount he had raised with difficulty to undergo a heart surgery some time ago The call had come from the 17-year-old boy who lived next door in their locality in central Delhi police soon found out Police also found Ganesh’s body from a park barely 100 metres away from his home The child’s throat had been slit Kumar is still unable to come to terms with this The teenager was ‘bhaiyya’ (brother) to Ganesh Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news No one saw it coming The teenager was popular in the neighbourhood as the ‘tech guru’ Technology was his life Instead of playing outside like others his age he spent most of his time in his 12 square metre home located in a narrow lane exploring the world he loved People in the area are not in denial mode over what he did but it is difficult to miss some remarks such as: “He was so talented how could he” and “All for an iPhone” “The teenager was aware Kumar had raised Rs 15 lakh for his heart surgery He thought Kumar could definitely raise the same amount to get back his son He wanted an iPhone and decided to kidnap Ganesh He got scared and murdered the child but still made the ransom call” says a police officer associated with the case Last week the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) found the teenager guilty of having kidnapped and murdered Ganesh The board sent him to a correctional home for three years JJB Principal Judge Vishal Singh observed the teenager “lacks value for human life” and the incident revealed the failure of his guardians “It seems that the reformation and rehabilitation of the juvenile can be a very long drawn process through institutionalized inculcation of good moral values and psychological counselling for sound mental equilibrium At this stage it will not be in the interest of justice to send the juvenile back to the vitiated atmosphere in which he committed the offence Hence the juvenile is ordered to be kept at special home… for three years” the judge said in his order The downward spiral The teenager’s father was a vegetable vendor and his elder brother worked in a pharmacy store Life was not all that the Class XI humanities stream student of a government school wanted but he had his outlet in technology and gadgets After returning from school he used to accompany his father and set up their vegetable kiosk That did not hold his interest He started sitting in a mobile phone repairing shop nearby and often ask the owners and employees about the latest range of high-end phones Later he used to go to the mobile repairing shop of Vinod in his locality “He used to come to my shop and ask us hundreds of questions Initially we used to answer him but later started avoiding him as his queries never stopped” says Vinod recalling the teenager’s insatiable curiosity People still remember the teenager as the ‘techie’ of the area “I remember he was the first person everyone would go to for getting their phones or other gadgets repaired He mostly stayed indoors and did not have many friends He had once fixed my phone’s speaker” says Sanjay Kumar an autorickshaw driver Incidentally it was Sanjay’s information which helped police in the case After Ganesh disappeared Sanjay told the police he had seen Ganesh playing with the teenager some time before he vanished Sanjay also recalls a dark side of the teenager “He was caught stealing from a neighbour to buy a laptop He had one and spent hours on it He was smart with gadgets and would break trackers installed in mobile phones and sell them Despite these small incidents it is hard to believe he killed the 6-year-old child” Sanjay adds “Their families knew each other well and he probably thought nobody would suspect him” The teenager’s parents moved out of locality after he was apprehended in the case They have left Delhi according to police The teenager’s paternal uncle is still in the neighbourhood He claimed they have broken all ties with him “Even if he comes back we will not accept him He has brought immense shame to the family It became difficult for his parents to live here It is a low-profile area but respectable families live here and try hard to keep their children away from criminal activities What he did is not pardonable and sets a bad example for society” said the teenager’s uncle First stint in correctional home The teenager who was apprehended soon after the crime was sent to an observation home “He was here for eight months during which he mostly kept to himself At times he would show signs of regret and remorse but unlike most juveniles his behaviour was rather normal and more importantly non-violent” says an official at the observation home The boy enrolled into three to four vocational and skill-based courses while in the observation home “It was a bit surprising to see his overall performance and leaning towards the computer course He picked up fast Soon after completing the computer course he started leading the other batchmates and would help them solve problems He was sharp” the official adds His teacher’s assessment A teacher at the government school where the teenager studied recalls him as reserved and an average student “It is difficult for me to remember much because he was one of those students who are hard to notice He was average in academics and did not mix much with the other children I never saw his parents or anybody after the case here” Distraught:Scarred parents no longer allow daughters to play with neighbours Pramod Kumar and Guddi Devi no longer allow their three daughters to play in the neighbourhood or with children of neighbours Ganesh was their only son The parents of the murdered child are not satisfied with the teenager convicted of the crime being sent to a correctional home “God will do justice one day” says the couple Kumar says “That boy (teenager) was born and brought up in front of me I never expected he would do something like this only to get a high-end phone He could have just asked me for the iPhone I would have arranged one for him” He adds “I had lot of dreams for my son I wanted him to study hard to become a big man in his life I always fulfilled all his demands and was planning to buy a phone for him I had asked him not to always go with that boy (the juvenile convict) and promised him a mobile phone But he always enticed my son with fancy gadgets” Guddi Devi wants the teenager to be hanged “He got punishment of only three years He should be hanged and the court should set a benchmark with this judgment because nowadays juveniles are misusing the law on the grounds of being juvenile” Raising question marks on the police investigation she alleges the teenager’s mother was also involved in the crime “She washed the bloodstained clothes of her son when he came back after killing my son Instead of arresting her police solved the case and claimed no one else was involved” she says “We have lost our son and now his memory only left with us After this incident we directed our daughters not to go outside and play with any neighbours” Tracking the Case:How police zeroed in on the teenager The ransom amount Rs 15 lakh demanded set the police on the trail of the perpetrator More than 70 police personnel of central district “Several teams were formed with specific tasks After questioning the neighbours and relatives police believed a person who knew the family was involved because it was clear professionals would not have kidnapped a fruit vendor’s son and demanded Rs 15 lakh as ransom” says Alok Kumar then ACP (central district) After autorickshaw driver Sanjay Kumar told the police he had seen Ganesh with the teenager before the child vanished police narrowed down the search “Police tracked down the number used to make the ransom call It belonged to a woman who lived in the locality When questioned she said four people including the teenager had used her phone Police questioned the juvenile in the presence of his parents He claimed he did not know why we were questioning him” says a police officer associated with the case As his questioning continued a police team found Ganesh’s body “The juvenile was trying to mislead investigators by cooking up stories The caller had spoken in Haryanvi Investigators checked the juvenile’s phone location and call history” adds the officer A big clue came after investigators found the ransom call was made after changing the caller’s voice with a software which police found in the teenager’s phone “The call was made from a phone he had bought from Gaffar Market” says the officer “Investigators bluffed the juvenile that they had the forensic report of the ransom caller’s voice sample and his game was up because they knew he had committed the crime The juvenile finally broke down and confessed to the crime” adds the officer He remembers the teenager saying he had planned the crime for a month after watching a crime show on television During questioning the juvenile disclosed he wanted the money to buy an iPhone “He committed the crime and made the ransom call after he came to know that the victim’s father had spent Rs 15 lakh on a surgery This led him to believe that he could extort a similar amount He killed Ganesh because the child could identify him” says the officer “On the day of the crime the teenager lured the child by telling him they would play on PlayStation He slit the boy’s throat with a knife and made the ransom call within minutes before returning home” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsDharamsala:Unlucky to have lost the previous tie against Pakistan by just two runs via D/L method the Indian women’s cricket team will be fighting a survival battle when it takes on a strong England side at the ICC World Twenty 20 in Dharamsalaon Tuesday A defeat tomorrow would virtually throw the home team out of the competition and the Mithali Raj-led side would hope to put their best foot forward against the English women Indian women’s cricket team practises during World T20 PTI Unlike the previous edition where India women were ousted in the group stages they are a strong contender this time around courtesy their recent good showing in the T20 format including a historic 2-1 away series win over mighty Australia in January followed by the 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the run up to the ongoing World T20 In their last match also India could have won the tie had rains not played spoilsport Although the hosts had posted a meagre 96 for seven and had also started badly in their defence they had pulled things back and had reduced Pakistan to 77 for six in 16 overs when the heavens opened up At that stage Pakistan needed 20 off 24 balls to win but the downpour brought proceedings to a grinding halt and the match could never start within the cut-off time and the D/L par score was 75 at that point of time that enabled Pakistan to remain two runs ahead India did not bat too well against Pakistan but the likes of Mithali Raj Smriti Mandhana Harmanpreet Kaur Veda Krishnamurthy are capable of getting the better of any side if they fire in unison The bowling department spearheaded by veteran Jhulan Goswami is also expected to come good with Shikha Pandey Poonam Yadav and Anuja Patil also in form India would certainly take confidence from their recent performances when they take the field at this picturesque stadium for the first time ever in an international match Fascinated by the beauty of the hill town captain Mithali said "Most of us are visiting Dharamsala for the first time and all are enjoying the beauty of snow covered mountains" PTI Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose with their trophies with former Australian tennis player Rod Laver The three legends of the sport have won 43 Grand Slam titles between them Share This Article Related Article The 32-year-old singer has confessed she misses the energy of working within a band, Desai explained that the slogan has nothing to do with any political party and he was allowed to sit in the booth for a while. the word on the street is that the magic potion to cleanse cricket lies in jettisoning these two. Civil society leaders and their organisations are perceived to be the largest beneficiaries — be it for the cause of democracy, 23, Reacting to criticism over the election process, Lanes 15 to 35 would record marginally better scores; Narang was in No 52,position with a series to go.

Aamir has no releases this year. All depends on the June 20 meeting, he added For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 3 2013 2:23 am Related News The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday lifted the stay on framing charges against Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary in the Hoshiarpur woman murder case Taking serious note of accusations of manipulations allegedly done by the Haryana Police in the case under the influence of Chaudharythe High Court on May 2 restrained a Panchkula lower court from framing charges till further orders The stay was lifted on Tuesdayas the High Court disposed of a petition filed by the 24-year-old deceaseds fatherdemanding an independent probe Disposing of the petitionthe High Court directed the trial court to consider both the reports submitted by the Panchkula Police in the case Initiallythe police had submitted a final report Howeverafter the father had moved the High Courtaccusing the police of deliberately leaving loopholes in the case with the intention to benefit the MLAthe police had constituted a special investigation team (SIT) The SITas demanded by the high courtin Mayhad submitted a status report The high court has directed the Panchkula court to look into both the reports at the time of framing of charges Keeping in view the investigation done so far by the policethe high court on disposed of the petition The deceaseds father had launched a scathing attack at the Panchkula police for allegedly working under the influence of theCongress MLA Counsel for the petitionerAdvocate N S Shekhawathad alleged that key aspects were deliberately ignored by the policeat the time of the investigation Howeverto probe key aspects left out by the investigating officerthe SIT was constituted by the police on March 23 The petitioner had also alleged that since Chaudhary belonged to the ruling partythe police were under tremendous pressure to help the MLA The counsel for the Haryana Police had countered the accusationsthus defending the investigations conducted by the police The woman was allegedly murdered by Chaudhary in Panchkula on November 222012 The postmortem report had confirmed that the woman had terminated her pregnancysome months before her death Her cell phone records had revealed that she was in constant contact with the Doon MLA and his accomplices Panchkula police had arrested six peopleincluding the MLAwho were later chargesheeted For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAdil Rashid is hugely frustrating He has the attributes to be England’s frontline spinner in all formats He has been a massive part of Yorkshire’s success in recent years as they won two titles and then finished second this year He has got more than 50 wickets in a first-class season twice and claimed 49 victims in another He should be in the England side for every match and should have played 50 Tests by now Yet he has never staked his claim for a place in the Test team and has only recently been an automatic selection in white ball formats Rashid made his international debut seven years ago at the 2009 World T20 in England and played his first ODI later that same year against Ireland Still he has played for England only 62 times in all formats the vast majority of which have come in the last 12 months For a player of his talent that isn’t good enough Adil Rashid has the attributes to be England’s frontline spinner in all formats Reuters Rashid began making headlines as long ago as 2006 when he scored a hundred and took eight wickets in an under-19 Test match against India That under-19 squad included Moeen Ali and Steven Finn and while they have cemented places in the England Test team the same cannot be said of Rashid who had to wait until 2015 for his Test debut The arrival of Trevor Bayliss as England coach led to a massive increase in opportunities for Rashid who didn’t play for England since 2009 before the start of the summer of 2015 Since May 2015 Rashid has played 52 matches for England but only five of those have been Tests The biggest and very straightforward reason for Rashid’s failure to make it as a Test cricketer is that he bowls far too many bad balls He will bowl full tosses long hops and a lot of other filth in between The reason the current England team is keen to look past those boundary balls is because Rashid takes wickets In ODIs he has taken 48 wickets since he was recalled into the team in 2015 The next highest wicket-taker over that same period for England is David Willey with 29 Rashid has taken a wicket every 36 balls in ODIs since his recall the best strike rate for an England bowler in that period In his five Tests three in the UAE versus Pakistan and two in Bangladesh his record is nowhere near as impressive as the ODI numbers He has taken 15 wickets in his five matches at an average of 51 He concedes four runs an over and has only taken a wicket every 13 overs For Rashid to succeed as a Test player he needs to bring down his economy rate or his strike rate and by doing either of those he will improve his average For that to happen England need to persevere with him He has improved massively in ODIs and T20 internationals since he was given a long run in the side and there is no doubting that England backing him for all five Tests in India whether he is an immediate success or not will benefit him in the long run The issue will always be the immediacy of results While it might be nice to just toss Rashid the ball hope for the best and shrug your shoulders as Virat Kohli launches him over long on for six there is a series to be won Rashid’s average economy rate and strike rate make him a luxury bowler – one that is great to have in the team but who has to be covered if it isn’t his day In the baking heat of India the seamers having to come back to bowl because Rashid is being clobbered is a lot to ask of them But when Rashid gets it right he can run through sides especially the lower order For Yorkshire he has made cleaning up the tail something of an art form We saw what he can do in the second innings of the second Test in Bangladesh where he took four wickets in a seven-over spell to finish off the innings The prospect of having a bowler who can do that on a regular basis is mouth-watering Moeen Ali will play every Test in India; his ability to bat in the top six means he balances this team You would hope that England will start with Rashid in the first Test in Rajkot but if he starts going for loads of runs the England team management may think that Zafar Ansari or Gareth Batty will offer more control This winter will either be the end of the beginning of Adil Rashid’s Test career or the beginning of the end Click here to read profiles of other players involved in the India-England Test series Click here for the full schedule when and where to watch the matches live coverage on TV online streaming Written by Atikh Rashid | Pune | Updated: June 2 2016 11:47 am FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola confirmed the resignation saying it’s yet to be accepted Alter couldn’t be reached for a comment Related News Veteran actor Tom Alter has resigned from the post of head of Acting Department at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) over alleged disagreement with the acting students The institute administration however maintained that Alter resigned because of inability to devote time for academic activities FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola confirmed the resignation saying it’s yet to be accepted Alter couldn’t be reached for a comment “Yes it’s true that he (Alter) has resigned I can only tell you what he has said in his resignation email He said he had lot of other commitments and hence was not able to find time for the academic activities I don’t want to go into the background and trading of allegations” said Kainthola Share This Article Related Article Acting students have alleged that although all of them respected Alter for his “immense talent and contribution to the field” he was failing as an administrator owing to which the students had to suffer “He has dictatorial ways and refused to listen to anyone For example on March 4 this year he gathered all of us and handed out a paper to each saying he would only talk to us if all of us signed the letter It had three conditions: One every one of us has to have 100 per cent attendance Two we have to attend the classes with joy and excitement Three we won’t interfere with functioning of the department We refused but later accepted two of the three conditions just to break the ice but he refused until all of us agreed to all the conditions For the last three months he refused to engage with us despite many requests” said Dewas Dixit a second-year acting student Students also complained it was difficult to reach Alter in a moment of need as he did not keep a mobile phone On May 23 Alter had a heated exchange with the students at the Director’s office after which he had threatened to resign Alter joined the institute as HOD of the Acting Department in November 2014 For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 13 2016 1:37 am Related News Nearly three years after first coming up with the concept the Shiv Sena Tuesday gave a renewed push to its demand to convert the Mahalaxmi Racecourse into a theme park open to the public Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray discussed the issue with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Mantralaya Though Fadnavis did not give any commitment he said he would convene a meeting of all stakeholders to discuss the demand “We have proposed to create a Mumbai-themed park over 226 acres on the racecourse land Almost no city has a race course right in the middle of the city We could shift the race course out of Mumbai such as Navi Mumbai or Alibaug or whatever” said Aaditya son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray The Shiv Sena has been firm in its view that the piece of plot in Mahalaxmi on which the Royal Western India Turf Club operates a racecourse should be turned into a public garden The Sena had raised the issue just before the state elections Uddhav Thackeray had met the then CM Prithviraj Chavan and told him to consider moving the racecourse out of Mumbai The senior Thackeray had then demanded that the area be turned into a public park on the lines of London’s Hyde Park “In 2013 and till mid-2014 we almost gave up on this demand because the government was under Congress and NCP but now the situation is different It is our coalition in the government so we decided to take up the issue again” said Aaditya The racecourse has been leased to the Royal Western Turf Club of India for a period of 99 years The Mahalaxmi racecourse set up in 1883 occupies 85 lakh square metres of open space — a vital green lung in the heart of the island city The BMC claims to own 25 lakh square metres of the land while the state owns the rest The turf club’s lease ended in 2013 after which it has applied for renewal but the state government is yet to take a decision The proposal is currently stalled at the level of the Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation from which the state urban development department had sought clarifications on certain issues as well as the plot’s land records In light of the recent terror strike at the Air Force base in Pathankot Aaditya also urged the chief minister to take actions towards bringing the Juhu aerodrome under the Central Industrial Security Force which secures almost every other airport in the country “I had written about this to the Central government in 2014 but somehow the letter may have not come to the government’s attention The chief minister has agreed to act upon my request” he said mumbainewslineexpressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: February 16 2017 8:36 pm Massimiliano Allegri feels they need to raise the bar and improve (Source: Reuters) Top News While the coach still wants more from his players after they took their winning run to five against Cagliari on Sunday he knows he has to manage resources wisely as games come thick and fast The reigning Serie A champions kick off the weekend’s action against struggling Palermo on Friday but despite the club’s focus on winning a historic sixth straight Scudetto Allegri will shuffle his options as he keeps one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League round of 16 first leg against FC Porto “Our objectives are still to win a sixth straight Scudetto and to go all the way in the Coppa Italia and the Champions League” he told journalists on Thursday “We’re aiming for three points against Palermo “Titles depend on winning these matches Our approach needs to be spot-on” Juve can provisionally open up a 10-point gap on nearest rivals Roma but despite their comfortable position Allegri wants his players to raise their performance levels still further as they bid for that record “The most important thing is to get the ultimate victory the sixth Scudetto” he said after Sunday’s win “We would be legends He also wants them to achieve it in style A recent change of system has helped Juventus play more expansively but Allegri wants his team to be still more “spectacular” “We have to raise the bar and improve” Allegri added “(The new) system magnifies the players’ qualities and takes advantage of their characteristics” The coach will have to use the full breadth of his expensively assembled squad in order to compete on multiple fronts but has problems to solve in defence where both Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli will be missing against Palermo and are doubtful for the Porto clash NO DISTRACTIONS Leonardo Bonucci will make his 300th appearance for Juve in the heart of the back line alongside at least one of Medhi Benatia and Daniele Rugani Claudio Marchisio still on the comeback trail from injury is unlikely to be risked against Palermo after his star showing against Cagliari while Allegri has also conceded that he will probably need to manage Sami Khedira’s matches as Juve battle on three fronts “Porto have great technique and great international experience” Allegri concluded “but we’ll think about them the day after tomorrow “We don’t want to be distracted and we’re only thinking about three very important points at Palermo” Second-placed Roma host Torino on Sunday while Napoli in third are at Chievo For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Cuttack | Updated: October 18 2016 12:43 pm BCCI suspended seven senior women cricketers and 12 Under-19 players of Odisha for one year (Source: File) Top News Acting tough on the age concealing attempt by cricketers the Board of Control for Cricket in India today suspended seven senior women cricketers and 12 Under-19 players of Odisha for one year The BCCI has also issued notices to four other Ranji players of the state on similar charges WATCH VIDEO: Want To Become A Member Of A Cricket Association Become A Geek First Confirming this Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Asirbad Behera here admitted that the BCCI restrained these 19 players from participating in any domestic tournament to be organised by the state association during 2016-17 season Behera also confirmed that four Ranji players— Alok Sahu Ashis Mohanty Rajesh Dhuper and Subham Nayak have also received BCCI notices seeking certain documents pertaining to their age certificates “We will abide by the BCCI decision” Behera said Last week the BCCI had sent back six Odisha players from the ongoing East Zone Vinoo Mankad Tournament at Ranchi for mismatch in their date of birth and subsequently the state association replaced them with fresh players at last moment The age concealing controversy had been dogging the OCA for last several years and the State association has suffered huge embarrassments for lining up over-aged players in several national level tournaments For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

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