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Holland took 10-144 to bowl Australia to an innings victory against an exalted West Indies team which had not been beaten in 28 previous Tests and which included players such as Viv Richards, "Specific work is allotted to people of particular caste. Also, “But not being able to resume international cricket in Pakistan and the deadlock with India over bilateral series remain a disappointment for me. Gowda, “PTI would be very happy if the margin ended up being small. After testing wet tires on an artificially soaked track, The court will, They said the intention of the outfit?S. November 17 2017 REUTERS/Joshua RobertsSessions said the Nov 5 shooting in Sutherland Springs Texas by Devin Kelley a former Air Force serviceman who had a 2012 conviction for domestic assault showed that not all the necessary information was being added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS In a statement Sessions said he was directing the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives “to do a comprehensive review of the NICS and report back to me the steps we can take to ensure that those who are prohibited from purchasing firearms are prevented from doing so” Kelley was found guilty by an Air Force court-martial in 2012 of assaulting his first wife and a stepson Federal law prohibits anyone from selling a gun to someone who has been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence against a spouse or child The Air Force has said it failed to provide information as required about Kelley’s criminal history to the FBI’s criminal database Sessions said he was directing the FBI and ATF to determine if the Defense Department and other government agencies were properly reporting information to the database Kelley who killed himself during a getaway attempt after the shooting bought guns from a store in Texas in 2016 and 2017 although it is not clear whether those were the weapons used in the massacre The US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said earlier this month it would investigate the Air Force’s failure to notify the FBI of Kelley’s criminal record US Senator John Cornyn of Texas the No 2 Republican in the chamber said he planned to introduce legislation to ensure that federal agencies put required criminal records into the database This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Written by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: September 11 2015 6:05 am Related News Students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research have counted 74 species of birds in Punjab which is considered as a rare feat for the institute The students also took part in the annual event of Great Backward Birds Count (GBBC) Dr Arvind the dean of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) said the counting of the bird species is an important exercise to know that which species are endangered and what kind of attention is needed to save them “Bird species of Punjab are finding it very difficult to survive as forest cover has reduced to less than 3 per cent So the counting of the species is an important exercise and the students of the IISER has done a good job After counting the species we will also categroise that how many endangered” he said While terming the campuses as an ideal place for protecting the birds Arvind said if the campuses carry out their landscaping in an eco-friendly manner these can become places where these birds can find a home He said in the past five years IISER has documented the presence of a large numbers of bird species on its campus and they are providing home to the birds Arvind added that last year 4300 bird species were counted in 135 countries and India was the major contributor with 800 species counts There were total 77 species counted in Punjab and 74 were by the students of the IISER Punjab occupies the 16th position in total species count For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: April 10 2017 11:41 am Mahela Jayawardene said Mumbai Inidans need to have surprise element going forward (Source: BCCI) Top News Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene said he has seen enough T20 cricket not to be surprised by the manner in which his side pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory in an IPL game against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai “It’s a funny game I have seen enough T20 cricket it happens A bit of pressure and a few good shots created this opportunity for us” Jayawardene said MI snatched victory from the jaws of defeat overhauling KKR’s challenging score of 178 with one ball to spare at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday “You always need to have that belief happy that players had that belief It was brilliant” said the stylish former Sri Lanka batsman and captain He also praised the display of the side’s two young Indian players — Nitish Rana of Delhi and Hardik Pandya of Baroda — who pulled off the memorable win “I am pretty pleased and I am glad two young players carried us through Nitish anchored the innings and took the game deep and Hardik came in and finished the job” said Jayawardene Rana made 50 in 29 balls to put MI well in sight of victory before departing in the penultimate over Pandya finished the job with a four to long leg off the fifth ball of the last over to remain unbeaten on a 11-ball 29 “It was important to get points on board Boys played well After losing the first game to come back that way showed character and quality Even in the last game we did not give up and took it deep I am happy it was brilliant” said Jayawardene referring to his side’s opening game loss to Rising Pune Supergiant on April 6 “We are flexible in batting order to have left-right combination We back them even if they fail Little things we are trying to do right Nitish is a very talented player and showed a lot of quality today hopefully we can see more of that from him” he added “We can’t keep playing in same pattern (Team captain) Rohit (Sharma) is coming back from injury You might be surprised if in some of the games he comes in and opens” he said about Rohit batting at number four Jayawardene said it’s not an easy tournament and his side needs to have that surprise element going forward “Good to have more options in bowling Hardik did not bowl at all today It’s a hyena hunt if we can hunt as a group I think we will have a lot of success” he said about the team’s bowling options Jayawardene steered clear of questions about umpiring standards after two of his batsmen were given out in what appeared to be dubious decisions on viewing TV replays “It’s difficult for umpires as well It’s a high profile tournament and a lot of focus on everyone It’s natural (to commit mistakes)” he said about the leg before decisions that went against Rohit and Jos Buttler Buttler was out to a full toss from Ankit Rajpoot which appeared to be going down the leg while Rohit clearly edged the ball on to his pads and was shockingly given out Rohit remonstrated with the umpire and has been reprimanded by the match referee for the Level 1 offence under the IPL’s Code of Conduct For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 8 2017 8:30 pm Very little is known about the time when Om Puri saved Naseeruddin Shah’s life during a knife attack Related News That Om Puri was a close friend of Naseeruddin Shah is well-known but little is known about thetime when the Ardh Satya actor saved the latter’s life during a knife attack The incident during which Jaspal one of Shah’s former friends stabbed him with a knife at a restaurant finds mention in Shah’s autobiography ‘And Then One Day: A Memoir’ Shah writes in the book that Puri who passed away recently following a cardiac arrest had jumped across theirdinner table subdued the attacker to prevent further strikes took Shah to the hospital in a police van and saved his life “While the shooting for Bhumika (1977) was on Om and I were in the middle of dinner when Jaspal whom I had kept well away from for some time now also entered and greeted Om We ignored each other but eyes fixed on me he passed to sit on another table behind me so I thought More from the world of Entertainment: “After a while I was reminded of his presence by what felt like a short sharp punch in the middle of my back I started to rise wearily preparing myself for another free-for-all Before I could move Om with a strangled cry lunged at something behind me I turned to see Jaspal holding a small knife its point dripping blood his hand raised to strike again and Om and two others grappling to subdue him” he narrates the episode in the book As a debilitated Shah struggled with pain Puri dealt with Jaspal and argued with the hotel manager who refused Shah to be taken to the hospital until the police arrived “Om returned to inform me that Jaspal had been taken to the kitchen and was being given the treatment He wanted to take me to a doctor but was thwarted by the restaurant staff refusing to let us move till the police arrived “A sizeable crowd had collected by now the muscle in myback was beginning to go into spasm blood was soaking my shirt back and had begun its progress down my trouser seat” Shah writes in the book He recalls how Puri had riled the policemen by climbing into the police van without permission before the “Ishqiya” actor was taken to the hospital in a bleeding condition Also read: President Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of veteran actor Om Puri “Om made the cardinal error of climbing in as well without permission and managed to rile the boss-man thereby asking the cops to be gentle with me He was ordered to get off and after considerable pleading with the goon in charge was allowed to stay Neither of us had an idea where we were headed but I prayed it was not the police station “The bleeding had not seized the pain was getting intense and these cops obviously had not quite understood the situation After a few cursory questions to usand some garbled transmissions over the radio in Marathi we arrived at Cooper Hospital in Juhu” the memoir notesShah said he was thankful Shah said he was thankful to his guardian angel that Puri was present during the incident to take charge and save his life Also read:Om Puri was suffering in his last few years says Naseeruddin Shah Both actor who were among the most prominent faces of the ‘new wave cinema'(1980s) not only worked together in several films like Maqbool and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron but also studied together at the National School of Drama (NSD) and Pune’s Film and Television Institute( FTII) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 18 2017 8:08 pm Rohit Sharma was out for a duck in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval (Source: Reuters) Related News Chasing a target of 339 team India was off to a shaky start as they lost Rohit Sharma in the first over off Mohammad Amir Rohit who was coming in after an unbeaten knock of 123 against Bangladesh in the semi-final was given leg-before as Amir bowled a vicious inswinger Without wasting much time Rohit went to Shikhar Dhawan to consult if he should ask for DRS The replays showed that the ball was hitting the bails?

2007 and given reports stating otherwise. his wife Asha and 20 others including senior GJM leaders when they failed to appear before the court on Monday for hearing on framing of charges. The judge also directed Bidhanagar Police and Kolkata Police authorities to file reports before the court on allegations that some of the accused were questioned and followed after they left the court premises on Monday. The Russian has been spending her time away from courts, The bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed police to ensure peace in the area and asked for a status report after it was informed that the shop owned by Chandni Chowk Vyapar Mandal secretary had been “attacked” by protesters. an unprecedented feat.(Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi) Top News Manika Batra’s father has been home for the last many years recovering from a mental health condition that forced him to watch from the sidelines and cheer silently as his daughter brought home the medals But the day Manika returned to New Delhi from Hong Kong where she had secured a berth for her first-ever Olympics her father joined the rest of the family as they went to the airport to receive her “We danced our way home” recalls Sushma Batra Manika’s mother As a four-year-old Manika would tag along with her her elder sister Anchal as she trained at Hansraj Model School Anchal would soon leave table tennis while Manika would go on to become India No 1 Ranked 115th in the world Manika claims she began thinking about taking up the sport professionally when she was 11 “Since I was nine I have been winning all Delhi tournaments So I thought it was time to move to bigger events” says Manika Her mother Sushma says Manika the youngest of her three children was always determined to pursue the sport “She loved fooling around and playing with her toys as a child But when it was time for practice somehow she would always be serious and determined We never forced her to play but we could tell that she was enjoying it” says Sushma Soon a growth spurt kicked in and Manika now a 5’11’’ youngster made her way into the senior national team while simultaneously playing in the juniors At home Sushma did her best to ensure Manika was not distracted by her father’s illness “I doubled up as her mother and father while she was growing up I made sure nothing got in the way of her training” Sushma adds Soon after returning from the Commonwealth Games in 2014 Manika worked on her fitness and the medals followed She won two silvers in the team events and a bronze in the singles at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships last December She followed that up with an unprecedented feat winning gold in the 2nd Division of the World TT Team Championship in March Her successes have meant fewer hours with family but her mother says she looks forward to their weekend shopping trips “Sometimes she buys me things that she likes but knows I will not And then she keeps them for herself” says Sushma For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by ISHRAT S BANWAIT | Mohali | Published: March 21 2016 8:35 am Vikas Bhawan in Mohali Kamleshwar singh Top News On the outside every government building in Mohali seems disabled-friendly with ramps and multiple elevators but the reality is far from what meets the eye The ramps in most of these buildings exist only on the ground floor Instead of having special facilities for the disabled to make travel and work easier the existing facilities only make it tougher Gurdeep Singh a physically challenged employee at the Punjab School Education Board says “The existing ramps are of no use I have to travel much more to get to another building and as there are no ramps between floors getting into an elevator is also very tough because they are always cramped with people” Share This Article Related Article The real problem starts in case there is a power cut and the elevators do no work In such situations there is no way a physically challenged person can travel between floors One of the latest government buildings to come up in Mohali is “Vikas Bhawan” that houses the Rural Development and Panchayat Department The building has a ramp up to the first floor but no doors in the front Even if you go all the way to the side the first door that enters the building is locked which according to the authorities can be opened “whenever needed” Director of the Department Sukhjit Singh Bains refused to comment on the matter saying that he is not the person to talk to regarding this matter The Municipal Corporation building in Mohali is so aesthetically pleasing that music videos have been shot in it Jagjit Singh an employee who uses a wheelchair says “My seat is at the ground floor and I am allowed to take my scooter all the way to my seat The problem however is with the washroom which is more than two hundred meters away and has no facilities for the disabled” The washroom has a dug-up floor where going with a wheelchair could be very difficult and as is the case with almost every government building there is no sink at a lower height which means a person on a wheelchair may not even be able to wash his hands According to the Chief Administrator of Greater Mohali Area development Authority (GMADA) A K Sinha “There is a ramp at the ground floor and then a lift with twenty four hour battery backup” On being asked about the facilities in toilets Sinha said “There is no problem for the handicapped as a person with a wheelchair can easily access it” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: October 25 2016 4:12 pm Pahlaj Nihalani: After seeing Bombay Velvet India wants to know if Anurag Kashyap knows what he is doing Top News The chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) says no one has a right to stop a film from being shown after it has been given a certification CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani said it was wrong to target any kind of cinema for its Pakistani presence “We’ve given censor certificates to both Ek Tera Saath and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Both are equally eligible for release No action political or otherwise has any right to stop their release” he told IANS over the phone WATCH VIDEO: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Says Army donation Is Voluntary Nihalani said Fawad Khan was not the only Pakistan artist to perform in a film Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan has rendered two songs in Ek Tera Saath “Ek Tera Saath releases this week Why isn’t there even a murmur of protest against these songs Only because it is a small film Is Ae Dil Hai Mushkil a soft target because it is made by Karan Johar Why are only high-profile films being made soft targets” he asked The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had threatened to attack theatres if they screened Johar’s film in which Fawad Khan was one of the actors On the intervention of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis MNS chief Raj Thackeray agreed to allow the film to go ahead on the assurance that no other Pakistani artists would be given work in future There was also talk of Johar donating Rs 5 crore to the army welfare fund Several commentators have called this extortion by the MNS with approval from the chief minister Nihalani a controversial figure himself for taking a stand against kissing scenes in films also had a word of advice for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on his criticism of the Prime Minister “Kashyap wants the Prime Minister to apologise for his visit to Pakistan I suggest Mr Kashyap concentrate on making films instead of commenting on the Prime Minister’s policies Modiji knows what he is doing But after seeing ‘Bombay Velvet’ India wants to know if Mr Kashyap knows what he is doing” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence and demanded that prime minister Narendra Modi initiate an "inquiry" into it "A very shocking and worrisome report has come from Gujarat regarding child healthcare which depicts that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their government has not learnt any lessons from the infant deaths in Gujarat and in Uttar Pradesh Representational image Reuters "The BJP government is playing with public healthcare in India" said Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill "The report says that BJP government in Gujarat is administering an expired unusable polio vaccine to the children of Gujarat "This is an act of criminal negligenceWhen you administer an expired medicine it is like administering poison So BJP government in the garb of polio vaccination is administering poison to the children of Gujarat" he said "I would urge the prime minister chief minister Vijay Rupani state administration health officers WHO and UNICEF to hold an inquiry into administering of expired vaccinations to the children All those responsible for this should be booked" he added Written by Agencies | Jaipur | Published: September 4 2012 6:52 pm Related News Accusing the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan of betraying the Gujjar community on the reservation issueParliamentary Secretary Rajender Singh Bidhudi has quit his post “I have resigned from the the post of Parliamentary Secretary and forwarded my resignation to the Chief Minister last night” he told a press conference here today “I spoke to the Chief Minister and apprised him of my concern about the Gujjar community” Bidhudian MLAsaid Interestinglyhe said he took this step after the deity of his communityDevnarayanappeared in his dream and asked him to fight for the interest of Gujjars “Our deity Devnarayan blessed me in dream last night He told me — wake upstand up and fight for the community “He asked me to expose those who have misled the community on the reservation issue SoI immediately took the decision and forwarded my resignation to the Chief Minister” Bidhudi said “The issue of five per cent reservation for Gujjars (and other castes) is lingering and the entire system and not a single person is responsible for this” the Congress MLA said When asked why he did not resign from the party or as an MLAhe said “I have quit the post of Parliamentary Secretary which was offered to me by the government” “I was elected an MLA and have received the people’s mandate I fought the election on the issue of quota for Gujjars I will raise the issue in the assembly” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Indian Navy has decommissioned the INS Sindhurakshak submarine four years after 18 navy personnel were killed due to a fire on board the submarine A report in The Indian Express said that the navy was yet to decide whether the submarine will be sunk or used for target practice INS Sindhurakshak was airlifted in 2014 PTI Sources also told the newspaper that the decision to decommission the submarine was taken after suggestions from two Board of Inquiries set up by the Ministry of Defence On 14 August 2013 the INS Sindhurakshak — then a newly refurbished Indian submarine — sank with 18 sailors at a naval dockyard in Mumbai The submarine was a Russian-made Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine which was ninth of the ten Kilo-class submarines in the Indian navy A year after the incident the 16-year-old submarine was airlifted and anchored at South Backwater in the Naval Dock after salvage operations by Resolve Marine India Ltd for around Rs 240 crore The Times of India had reported The sinking of Sindhurakshak had marked the beginning of a series of mishaps in the navy in 2013 which ultimately led to resignation of the then Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on 26 February 2014 Joshi’s resignation was the first time in 15 years (in 2014) that a navy chief had to leave office due to a controversy after Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat was sacked by the NDA government in 1998 when George Fernandes was the defence minister With inputs from PTI By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 8 2017 12:36 pm OnePlus 5 is out of stock in the US market and this has sparked speculation about a new phone being launched soon OnePlus 5 has gone out of stock in the US market according to various reports PhoneArena reported about the same and the OnePlus US store currently shows out of stock for all versions of the phone The OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM and and 64GB storage as well as the 8GB RAM variant with 128GB storage are no longer available for sale on the US website However OnePlus 5’s various storage RAM and colour options are still listed on sale on the India OnePlusStore and Amazon India as well OnePlus 5 being out of stock in US has sparked speculation that a new phone could be on the way from the company the possible OnePlus 5T Of course it might a little too soon for OnePlus 6 to show up but that’s also being discussed online Now previously reports have claimed OnePlus 5 won’t get a 5T version like we saw with the previous OnePlus 3 series Instead OnePlus 6 will get an early launch by February 2018 is what reports had claimed They had also added that OnePlus 6 could sport a bigger bezel-less display and a new design with added water and dust resistance features With OnePlus 3 series the flagship was launched in June 2016 and OnePlus 3T with the Snapdragon 821 processor was launched in November 2016 The phone was released in India in December 2016 and while it is not longer sold in other markets OnePlus 3T is still available for purchase in the country OnePlus will continue selling this smartphone in India till the end of 2017 So far there’s no Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor from the chip-manufacturer so its hard to see a OnePlus 5T launching with major changes on the specifications side OnePlus could however introduce a version of the OnePlus 5 with some hardware improvements like water or dust-resistance Or we could see a new colour version for the OnePlus 5 Again we’ll have to wait and see if OnePlus does reveal something soon For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Misbah stood unbeaten on 99 in the first Test and was dismissed for 99 in the first innings of the second Test to rack up an unfortunate record. download Indian Express App More 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as many as 792 women took part in an ‘aqua yoga’ event, I have seen students come here and fall in love with programming, says Chinar Wakhaloowho is an instructor at the camp as well as an engineering herself The Director of Mission ApolloSandeep Joshifeels that the response to this camp has been very good “Last yearwe had around 80 students and this year we have almost 170and this is only the first month of summer” Another rather unique summer camp is ‘29028 Adventure worlds Commando camp only for girls’ “Although we have been in this line for more than 25 yearswe started this camp five years ago only for womenbecause it is our mission that our girls should be capable of taking care of themselves and the nation So this camp will provide them with the base of being able to do so? ? Brief scores:? For all the latest Delhi News,30 am. two notches above the season’s average,days Wriddhiman Saha fell at the stroke of Tea and India went to the break at 99 for 6 with Pujara still unbeaten. is also keyed up by the thought of playing against some of the most experienced Indian golfers as well as the most promising future stars. Each performance of 50 minutes will be an exploration of five words.

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