IRCTC to launch its first passenger train on LucknowDelhi route

first_imgNew Delhi: Ministry of Railways, over the last few years, have been executing prestigious projects for improving the overall traveling experience of rail passengers including running of premium high speed trains, station and premises development, and providing state of the art amenities to its passengers on trains as well as at stations. To further professionalise the services, Railways have entrusted IRCTC, it’s commercial tourism and catering arm and a two decade old service organization to operate two premium passenger trains for general public using the air conditioned chair car rakes of Tejas trains. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’These two trains will ply on Lucknow – Delhi – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – Mumbai- Ahmedabad routes for 6 days in a week and will primarily cater to the business travellers traveling frequently between these cities, besides catering to tourists. Trains would be equipped with all modern on board facilities for ensuring a high level of comfort to the passengers. The first train to start with IRCTC management will be operated in Lucknow – New Delhi – Lucknow sector having a total journey time of 6 hours and 15 minutes. This train will have one Executive class air conditioned chair car having 56 seats and nine air conditioned chair cars having capacity of 78 seats each. The total carrying capacity of the train will be 758 passengers. The train will start its journey in the morning at 06:10 hours and will reach New Delhi at 12:25 hours having scheduled commercial halts at Kanpur Central and Ghaziabad. In the return direction, train will leave New Delhi at 16:30 hours and will reach Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLucknow at 22:45 hours having schedule halts at Ghaziabad and Kanpur Central enroute. Train will run 6 days a week except Tuesday. Another train on Tejas rake will be run by IRCTC on Ahmedabad – Mumbai – Ahmedabad route a little later. This train will leave Ahmedabad at 06:40 hours and will reach Mumbai at 13:15 hrs. In the return direction, train will leave Mumbai at 15:40 hrs and reach Ahmedabad at 22:25 hrs. This train will also run 6 days a week, except Thursday.last_img read more

One Summer Chicago 2017 Announces 1 Million Charitable Gift From Barack And

first_imgFormer President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama announced a $1 million donation to support One Summer Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s youth employment program to keep kids safe, engaged, and learning new skills during the summer months.Under the Mayor Emanuel’s leadership, Chicago has steadily increased its investment every year in mentoring and other youth programs to address some of the most urgent needs facing the city: keeping youth safe, improving school outcomes and reducing crime. In the past six years alone, One Summer Chicago has more than doubled to meet the overwhelming demand for these programs, serving more than 130,000 youth to date with valuable job training and work experiences.“The Obamas’ contributions to the city of Chicago are already immeasurable and their legacy here is just beginning,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Their generous gift to One Summer Chicago will change countless lives and help more young men and women connect to a successful future. Chicagoans could not be more proud of the example the Obamas’ have set, are inspired by this big-hearted gift, and look forward their continued and enduring impact on their hometown.”One Summer Chicago 2017, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is the charitable fundraising arm in partnership between the City of Chicago and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 31,000 employment, internship and other opportunities to young adults ages 14-24. The program aims to build stronger, safer communities, keeping some of the city’s most at-risk youth engaged and active, learning new skills during the summer months.“We are so honored that the Obamas stepped forward with a substantial gift to help One Summer Chicago bring summer opportunities to Chicago’s young people, keeping them on a pathway to high school graduation and career success,” said David Hiller, President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation. “We hope their gift inspires thousands of other to support this effort.”To donate, visit or send a check/money order to “One Summer Chicago 2017,” 23912 Network Place, Chicago, Illinois 60673-1245.Youth interested in summer opportunities with One Summer Chicago can visit read more

India Sri Lanka to discuss fishermen issue

Mr. Sharma told The Hindu here on Thursday that some fishermen of Rameswaram were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly entering Sri Lankan waters. The process of convening the meeting, of which Indian Coast Guard was a part, had been activated and it would be held shortly. Asked about an immediate solution to the issue, he said: “The Indian fishermen should carry out their activities peacefully in Indian waters. We [Coast Guard] are here to take care of their safety and security.”Asked about the outcome of the enquiry being conducted by the Coast Guard into the alleged involvement of its vessel in an accident near Mandapam recently, in which a fisherman was killed, the Inspector General said that the preliminary probe by two Deputy Inspectors General of the Coast Guard was at the final stages.The Tamil Nadu police were conducting separate enquiry into the accident. The Coast Guard had provided all information sought by them and would continue to coordinate with them to find out the real reason for the accident. Earlier, Mr. Sharma met Lt. Governor of Puducherry Iqbal Singh and Chief Secretary M. Sathiavathy. (The Hindu) TALKS ON To a question about the repeated incidents of arrest of Indian fishermen in the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar and the alleged harassment by the Sri Lankan Navy, Mr. Sharma said that talks were on between the two governments at different levels to find a solution.A few forums and fishermen associations were also working out plans. He hoped that a peaceful solution would be arrived at. The recent arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and related incidents will figure at the bilateral International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting of the navies of India and Sri Lanka to be held shortly, according to Inspector General Satya Prakash Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard Region, East.He was reviewing maritime security with KBL Bhatnagar, Deputy Inspector General of Coast Guard, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and Commandant S. Mankoti, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Station, Puducherry. read more

Norway warns Sri Lanka against implementing death penalty

Norway strongly opposes all use of the death penalty as a matter of principle. We believe that states have a duty to protect the safety, well-being and human rights of all their citizens. Norway is deeply concerned that Sri Lanka intends to implement the death penalty, which would put an end to Sri Lanka’s 43-year moratorium on the use of this cruel and irreversible punishment.As recently as December 2018, Sri Lanka was one of 120 countries that voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. The vote was a tangible sign of the global trend to move away from the use of the death penalty. Norway says it has communicated its position and raised concerns regarding this issue at the highest levels of the Sri Lankan Government, and urged Sri Lanka to refrain from reinstating the death penalty. Implementation of the death penalty would negatively affect Sri Lanka’s international reputation and its human rights record, the Norwegian Government said. read more

In Eritrea UN deputy relief chief urges support for vulnerable communities

In a press release from the capital, Asmara, Ms. Kang also welcomed the growing opportunities for engagement between the Government and UN partners and fruitful collaboration in implementing the Strategic Partnerships Cooperation Framework (SPCF) 2013-2016.Thanking the authorities for their warm welcome and hospitality, Ms. Kang reiterated the readiness of UN development and humanitarian actors to work together with the Government towards the speedy conclusion of the SPCF for 2017-2020.During her visit, Ms. Kang met with Osman Saleh, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice and Presidential Advisor; Yemane Gebremeskel, Minister for Information; Arfaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture; Amna Nurhusein, Minister of Health; Semere Russom, Minister of Education; and Kahsay Gerehiwet, Minister of Labour and Human Welfare. She also met with humanitarian, development and donor representatives. The discussion dealt with the full range of challenges facing Eritrea, including human rights and the implementation of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review recommendations (UPR), and the role of the UN and international actors in support of Government endeavours to meet basic needs and build the resilience of the most vulnerable communities in the country.Together with the Minister of Health, Ms. Kang visited Serejeka and Gashnashm in the Maekel region, where she saw Government-led nutrition and basic health programmes that help thousands of children and mothers with the support of UN agencies. “Programmes that provide supplementary feeding, immunization and nutrition surveillance are vital to reducing malnutrition and building resilience,” she said. “Eritrea has made significant progress in improving child and maternal health, and I urge partners to continue supporting national and international efforts,” she added. read more

Two bodies found following house fire in Whitley Co

After putting out the fire they found the bodies of two people. The names of the victims has not been released. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined but police say foul play is not suspected. Louisville Metro spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets the bodies of a man who appeared to be in his 60s and a woman who appeared to be in her 30s were found Sunday afternoon. WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were found dead following a house fire in Whitley County., according to Kentucky State Police. They say firefighters responded to the home on Wolf Creek River Road around 12:30 Friday morning. – Advertisement – read more

Gerard Pique fined for driving with suspended license

BARCELONA, Spain — Gerard Pique has been fined nearly 50,000 euros ($56,700) for driving with a suspended license.The Barcelona defender appeared before a judge on Monday and was ordered to pay the fine for the incident that happened in August.Pique’s license was not valid when he was stopped by police during a random check in Barcelona. It had been suspended because of an excessive number of traffic infractions.The sentencing specifies that Pique has to pay 200 euros ($227) daily for eight months.___More AP soccer: and Associated Press read more

Baseball Ohio State hoping to win first home series against Nebraska

Senior shortstop Jalen Washington singles to third on a 0-1 pitch in the bottom of the first inning against Purdue on Sunday. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterAs students are beginning to wrap up their final days of the spring semester, the Ohio State baseball team prepares to wrap up their homestand with their second-to-last home weekend series of the season against Nebraska.The Buckeyes haven’t had the home-field advantage at Bill Davis Stadium they had hoped for with just a 5-11 home record to show. Comparatively, OSU is 6-8 on the road and 5-5 at neutral sites.OSU coach Greg Beals said there’s not a lot to point to when examining why his team hasn’t found the same level of success that saw his team post a 23-4 record at home last season beyond the difference in on-field personnel.“There’s a lot of different players in that locker room, very different opponents that we’re playing and obviously we’d like to be playing better at home, but I don’t think there’s a pinpoint on that,” Beals said.Scouting NebraskaSitting at third in the Big Ten standings after winning last weekend’s series against Minnesota 2-1, Nebraska has emerged as one of the top teams in the conference this season, based largely on the strength of its pitching staff.Nebraska’s offense has not been the driving force for the team’s success this season, but it has proven effective. The team currently ranks seventh in the Big Ten in batting average (.270) and eighth in runs scored (215). However, hits are about all the team has been able to come up with this season. They rank last in the Big Ten in home runs (15) and second-to-last in stolen bases (31), proving to be a more one-dimensional offense.But with a pitching staff as reliable as Nebraska’s, they only need to score so many runs to win games. Their pitching staff currently ranks second in the Big Ten in ERA (3.39) and fourth in opponents’ batting average (.254). And while their 262 strikeouts rank only 10th in the Big Ten, the staff has balanced the lack of strikeouts with lack of free passes, issuing only 129 walks this season (fourth in the conference).The Cornhuskers will bring to the series one of the most dynamic players in the Big Ten and the third two-way player OSU has faced this season — in junior Jake Meyers. As the team’s leadoff hitter, Meyers leads the team in on-base percentage at .392 and is currently tied for fifth in stolen bases in the Big Ten, going a perfect 17 for 17 in stolen base attempts. On the mound, Meyers has been the team’s best starting pitcher despite pitching only on Sundays. His 2.91 ERA is the lowest on the team and he is the only pitcher on the staff with a complete game shutout. He also leads the team in innings pitched (55.2), strikeouts (35) and has issued the fewest walks of any regular starter (eight). The struggles of Nebraska’s bats this season has led Beals to do some head-scratching when trying to figure out how exactly the Cornhuskers have found as much success as they have.“The offensive side as far as their actual game plan, I still haven’t figured out exactly,” Beals said. “I’m going to do some more work on that because they don’t have a ton of sacrifice bunts, they don’t have a ton of stolen bases other than Meyers.”Beals added though that while the bats have not stood out, it is clear this team plays solid defense and pitches the ball well.“Their team ERA is like 3.36 so you don’t have a sub-3.50 ERA if you’re not playing good defense,” Beals said. “So they’re going to force us to earn things offensively, and that’s what good teams do.”Pair of freshmen embracing starting rolesOhio State freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterFreshmen Dominic Canzone and Conner Pohl did not enter this season as starters for OSU, but they have made their marks on the roster as of late, emerging as two of the most consistent bats in the lineup.Canzone, named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the week of April 3 to April 10, went from one of the team’s coldest bats to start the season to a middle-of-the-order presence for the team.The Buckeyes’ starting right fielder began his collegiate career 3 for 29, but has since gone on a tear with 31 hits over his past 69 at-bats. Canzone has also stolen seven bases, launched two home runs and has posted a .449/.487/.638 slash line. Since March 12, only senior shortstop Jalen Washington (18) has more RBIs than Canzone (17). Though Canzone has been the standout freshman, second baseman Conner Pohl has quietly been producing on his own. Pohl has started five of the team’s last seven games at second, and in those past seven games, he is slashing .416/.416/.583 with 10 hits in 24 at-bats, four of those hits going for extra bases.Senior co-captain and shortstop Jalen Washington said he has been impressed by how the young hitters have stepped up for the team and how they have progressed throughout the year.“They’ve been just competing and that’s all we can ask from them as freshmen,” Washington said. “Dom(inic) for sure has been carrying us offensively a little bit and he’s stepped into that role very well. Conner Pohl is someone who’s always swung it well and — defense at times, we just need a little more consistency out of him, but we really like the way he’s been swinging the bat.”Post returns on Saturday, Niemeyer progressing for midweek startThe Buckeyes’ rotation has been hit with a slew of injuries to begin the season, but it looks like they are all starting to return back to full health.Redshirt senior starting pitcher Jake Post was hit by a line drive to the head in his last time out against Michigan State, and the injury forced him to miss last weekend’s start against UNC Greensboro. But the team’s ace will be returning to action on Saturday against Nebraska, and he said he is just ready to head out there and compete.Jake Post, redshirt senior starting pitcher, throws a pitch during the game against Campbell Camels on Mar. 4, 2017. Credit: Courtesy of OSU Athletics“I took a week off, had some concussion-like symptoms, but it’s all good,” Post said. “I’ve been good for about a week. I’m not worried, I just want to go out there and compete.”Redshirt junior starting pitcher Adam Niemeyer, however, will continue to be out this weekend. He is recovering from tendonitis in his elbow, but Beals said he is progressing towards a possible start next week against Texas Tech in one of the two midweek games.“He is going to throw live today to hitters for the first time since his injury,” Beals said. “The idea is that he’s pretty much ready to compete. We want him to face batters before we just run him out there, so he’s going to do that today with the hopes of possibly pitching next midweek.”The Buckeyes will send redshirt junior Yianni Pavlopoulos to the mound on Friday at 6:35 p.m. in the opener for their weekend series against Nebraska. read more

AARP volunteers offer free tax form assistance

first_imgAARP Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance and preparation again this year, geared toward taxpayers 60 and older with low or moderate incomes.AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will help with personal income tax returns at seven locations around Clark County. Last year, the volunteers helped clients prepare more than 3,200 federal tax returns and 750 Oregon state tax returns. (Washington does not have a state income tax.)Volunteers will staff the following locations from Feb. 1 through April 17: Vancouver Community Library, Three Creeks Community Library, Cascade Park Community Library, Battle Ground Community Library, Fisher’s Landing Assisted Living, Marshall Community Center and the Vancouver First Baptist Church at 27th and Main streets. Days and hours of operation vary by site.For more information, including specific days and hours, call 888-687-2277 or visit read more

Lady Legends And Newcomers Join Mercury Rev On Bobbie Gentry Tribute Album

first_imgMercury Rev revisits Gentry’s classic sophomore album with female guest vocalists who shine. Catch the album out Feb. 8Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2018 – 4:34 pm Indie band Mercury Rev have announced their next album, a tribute to Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, will be available on Feb. 8.The album features an array of guest voices. Mercury Rev’s incredible selection of guest vocalists on the tracks kicks off with Norah Jones performing “Okolona River Bottom Band.” Others lending their voices to the effort are Phoebe Bridgers, Vashti Bunyan, Rachel Goswell, Marissa Nadler, Beth Orton, Lætitia Sadier, Hope Sandoval, Kaela Sinclair, Susanne Sundfør, Carice van Houten, and Lucinda Williams, whose rendition of “Ode To Billie Joe” was added to the original album’s tracklist.”Bobbie is iconic, original, eloquent and timeless,” said singer Margo Price, whose guest vocals are featured on “Sermon.” “She has remained a strong voice and an eternal spirit of the delta, wrapped in mystery, yet forever here.”The Delta Sweete was Gentry’s 1968 follow up to her debut Ode To Billie Joe, for which she won three GRAMMYs at the 10th GRAMMY Awards. News Email Mercury Rev To Release Bobbie Gentry Tribute Album lady-legends-and-newcomers-join-mercury-rev-bobbie-gentry-tribute-album Twitter center_img Facebook Lady Legends And Newcomers Join Mercury Rev On Bobbie Gentry Tribute Album For the full track list and additional details see Bella Union’s announcement and Pitchfork. Mercury Rev recently concluded their 2018 U.S. tour and will be playing across Britain in Dec.Lucinda Williams Plots ‘Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’ 20th Anniversary TourRead morelast_img read more

Pogo Mine officials very excited about two promising gold prospects under exploration

first_imgThe Pogo mine and mill complex includes facilities for administrative offices, housing, meal service and emergency services. (Photo courtesy of the Pogo Mine)Recent exploration around the Pogo Mine near Delta Junction has shown promising evidence of more rich deposits of gold nearby. A Pogo geologist told a group of miners and industry officials early this month that more exploration will be needed before company officials can decide whether to expand the operation and develop the resources. But the officials are excited about the potential.Listen nowPogo Exploration Superintendent Gabe Graf’s Powerpoint was a largely technical talk, like most given during the Alaska Miners AssociationBiennial Conference. But in the course of the presentation, he offered a comment or two about some drilling done last year in the Goodpaster prospect that even a layman could easily understand.“… So we just turned the rig, drilling a shallower hole coming across,” Graf said. “And this hole, we hit 17-and-a-half feet of 1-point-seven-three-nine ounces per ton. Very good, very excited about that.”That means the sample taken from that drill hole suggests more than 1.7 ounces of gold could be refined from a ton of ore extracted from that area. That’s a very rich concentration that if proven with subsequent exploration would be well above the amount needed to make a very good profit for mine owner Sumitomo Metal Mining-Pogo.“We’re really excited about the Goodpaster right now,” Graf said.In an interview after his talk, Graf was cautiously optimistic about the results of last year’s drilling around the Goodpaster prospect. But he reiterated the need for more drilling around the area before company officials would even consider developing the resource.“We don’t have a lot of information yet,” Graf said. “We only have a few drill holes in these areas. But based on the few drill holes we do have – very encouraging results.”Pogo General Manager Chris Kennedy also is upbeat, cautiously so, about the both the Goodpaster prospect and another called the Fun Zone that’s located nearer to the mine.“The early information that we’re getting back from exploration between last year and of course some information this year shows that there’s a lot of potential north of the property,” Kennedy said. “The Fun Zone shows a lot of potential. The West Goodpaster shows a huge amount of potential.”The Goodpaster prospect is located west of the river of the same name, about two miles west of the property around the mill, all which is located about 35 miles northeast of Delta. Kennedy says Sumitomo-Pogo plans to spend $21 million on exploration this year for learn more about those and other prospects closer the mine. He says developing more of the area’s gold potential could mean the mine will continue operating and provide jobs.“It’s exciting for us, because it potentially means we continue to extend our mine life out there, and we continue to keep 320 employees,” Kennedy said. “We continue to keep 100-plus contractors employed. And we continue to be able to contribute to the community like we have been doing for the past 10 or 12 years.”Kennedy was referring to the annual donation Pogo-Sumitomo give to the City of Delta and other area causes. The company gave Delta $150,000 last year, and another $150,000 to an organization that provides services to the greater Deltana area.last_img read more

Who is VG Siddhartha The restless entrepreneur and sagacious investor

first_imgFrom stock trading to founding Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha has shown rare acumen to act at the right time.ReutersCafé Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, who sold his 20.32 per cent stake in information technology services firm Mindtree to construction and technology giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T), for about Rs 3,270, has been an assiduous investor from a young age. The decision that fetched him nearly tenfold growth is only one of his many sagacious investment decisions that have catapulted him to become a billionaire with a net worth of about 1.2 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Beginning from 1999, Siddhartha systematically accumulated stake in the IT services start-up to become its single largest shareholder when he picked up a large chunk of equity that founder chairman Ashok Soota offloaded in 2012. According to a CNBC-TV18 report, Siddhartha’s total investment amounted to Rs 340 crore.There have been reports that the sale of the Mindtree stake will free Siddhartha of considerable debt burden and give him an opportunity to look at new investments. The 58-year-old investor-entrepreneur hails from Chikmagalur in Karnataka. After obtaining a Masters in economics from Mangalore University, Siddharatha started his career as a portfolio management trainee in JM Financial Ltd in Mumbai in 1983. After two years, Siddhartha returned to Bengaluru, bought a stock trading licence and Sivan Securities, which he renamed a Way2Wealth Securities Ltd, which has become a successful stockbroking firm.Siddhartha started his coffee business in 1992 setting up a company Amalgamated Bean Company Trading, which was later renamed Coffee Day Global. Over the years, the company has become the top-most coffee producer that cultivates its own coffee and exports it as well as sells it in the domestic market. It was only natural that Siddhartha would launch a coffee chain in 1996 named Café Coffee Day. It has become India’s biggest café chain with 1,750 outlets in 250 cities in India and with a presence in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa. Siddhartha attributes the success of his coffee business to skill, technology, and innovation. A Cafe Coffee Day outlet. CCD founder VG Siddhartha’s Mindtree stake sale to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has set the market abuzz about what the entrepreneur-investor will turn his attention to next.ReutersThe Coffee Day group has acquired SICAL Logistics and Tanglin Developments that owns the Global Village tech park, apart from starting a company, Coffee Day Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Serai resorts that have luxury properties in Chikmagalur, Bandipur and Kabini. The Coffee Day Global website also lists investment in Global Edge Software Ltd, Ittiam Systems and Magnasoft.A successful entrepreneur and investment banker, Siddhartha has not given any hint about his further plans, but business commentators believe he cannot remain quiet for too long now that the Mindtree is off his mind.last_img read more

Bangladeshi man charged with plot to kill British PM

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May. File PhotoA 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British prime minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman is accused of planning an explosion outside May’s Downing Street office then trying to enter the building with a suicide vest and a knife in a bid to kill her.State prosecutor Mark Carroll said Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the Downing Street gates, then, in the ensuing chaos, try to enter the building “with a view to trying to kill the prime minister”.He planned to use a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife, Carroll told Westminster Magistrates Court in London.Rahman had carried out hostile reconnaissance of the area as part of his preparation, it is alleged.Rahman is charged with preparing terrorist acts and also with assisting another man, Mohammad Aqib Imran, to prepare separate terror acts.He appeared in court alongside Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State jihadist terror group by trying to obtain a fake passport with a view to travelling to Libya.Rahman had two inert improvised explosive devices on his person when he was detained, prosecutors said, while Imran had a copy of a video that had been recorded by Rahman.The men were arrested separately on 28 November.Rahman spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was “Bangladeshi British. I’m Bangladeshi.”Imran said he was “Pakistani British”.They both appeared wearing grey tracksuits.Prince George allegedly targetedLawyers for the pair gave no indication of their plea on their first court appearance so not guilty pleas were formally registered.The hearing lasted under 10 minutes.Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded Rahman and Imran in custody to appear for a short hearing at England’s Old Bailey central criminal court on 20 December.Meanwhile, in an earlier separate case in the same courtroom, Husnain Rashid, 31, faced charges of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address.He allegedly made the social media post about the four-year-old royal along with other messages which allegedly could help others identify UK targets such as stadiums.Prosecutors also alleged that he planned to join Islamic State in Syria.Arbuthnot also remanded Rashid in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.The court appearances came a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd told parliament that 22 Islamist terror plots had been thwarted since the killing of a British soldier on a London street by two Islamist extremists in 2013.last_img read more

President Solís issues red alert for Caribbean region following major flooding

first_imgFlooding of the Reventazón and Pacuare rivers completely blocked passage to the community of Imperio in the canton of Siquirres, in the Caribbean lowlands.A Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) hydroelectric plant on the Reventazón River reportedly evacuated all of its employees early Saturday morning.Barra de Parismina River overflowed and flooded the community of La Pajarera in El Carmen, in Limón province.Emergency staff in Turrialba have evacuated people from various communities and opened a shelter at a local community hall. Heavy flooding has destroyed infrastructure in Costa Rica’s Caribbean region. (Courtesy of the Costa Rican Red Cross)Several homes and properties are reportedly affected by flooding in the Sarapiquí communities of Caño San José, Nogales and Colono. CNE opened two shelters and according to a report at 2 p.m., 144 people had been evacuated. CNE operations director Walter Fonseca said they are currently working on sending supplies to all shelters and emergency committees have started delivering food.Passage of vehicles on Route 32 to Limón remains closed due to approximately 4,000 cubic meters of debris that fell off the mountains. Currently, the only access to the Caribbean from the Central Valley is through Route 10 (Paraíso-Turrialba-Siquirres), although it is being regulated by Traffic Police.The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) at 2 p.m. reported rainfall accumulations of up to 185 mm (7 inches) in the last 30 hours in Sarapiquí, 229 mm (9 in) in Turrialba and between 10-55 mm (0.4 – 2 in) at communities in the Metropolitan Area. Damage to roads in Limón province happened as a result of heavy rains early Saturday morning. (Courtesy of the Costa Rican Red Cross)Recommended: Costa Rican exporters report Route 32 closure cost them an extra $800,000 Facebook Comments Related posts:Crews continue working to remove debris from Costa Rica’s Route 32, which remains closed on Monday Costa Rica’s Luis Guillermo Solís issues national emergency decree following widespread flooding Emergency officials downgrade weather alert for Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods President Luis Guillermo Solís issued an emergency red alert – the highest of the country’s three alert levels – Saturday across the Caribbean province of Limón and in the cantons of Sarapiquí, in Heredia, and Turrialba, in the eastern province of Cartago, in response to heavy rains and flooding that have led to widespread structural damage and evacuations.In a press conference Saturday at noon, Solís said all emergency agencies activated their response protocols to address situations caused by downpours persisting since Friday evening.National Emergency Commission (CNE) officials met with the President on Saturday morning to evaluate the damage in the three provinces.Following the meeting, CNE reported that the most affected cantons are Sarapiquí, Turrialba, Siquirres, Matina, Central Limón, Talamanca and Valle de la Estrella.The Costa Rican Red Cross issued a statement Saturday afternoon saying that there have been no reported deaths or injuries in the affected areas, but that the rain’s intensity could remain the same until at least Monday afternoon.center_img Water rushing out of the Reventazón dam in #CostaRica after intense rains trigger red alert. @theticotimes— Zach Dyer (@zkdyer) June 27, 2015last_img read more

Suicide bomber kills 19 people in north Afghanistan market

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a market crowded with shoppers Wednesday in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people and wounding 38 amid other Taliban assaults in the area, authorities said.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the powerful blast in Faryab province’s Almar district, but suspicion immediately fell on the Taliban. Overnight, there had been an Afghan military operation targeting the insurgents in the same district. Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Comments   Share   The attack happened on a weekly shopping day for the area, meaning the market teemed with shoppers and soldiers protecting it when the bomber detonated his explosive vest, police said.The “target of the attacker was military forces that were present in the area but the majority of the victims were innocent civilians,” deputy provincial police chief Baryalia Basharyar said.Both Abdul Satar Barez, the acting provincial governor, and Sayed Masoud Yaqiubi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, gave the casualties figures. Barez also said he feared the final death toll may be higher as many among the wounded were in critical condition.The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan condemned the attack, saying it showed insurgents’ “appalling disregard for human life.”Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks on Afghan soldiers and police in recent months. U.S. and NATO troops formally ended their combat mission at the end of last year, leaving Afghan forces in charge of security in the country.In neighboring Zawzjan province, a patrol of the security forces belonging to the country’s first vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, also came under attack late Tuesday night, said Sultan Faizy, a spokesman for the official. Faziy said that one insurgent was killed and a second attacker arrested after he was wounded by security forces. The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

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The LHC has been taking data since only 2010 and has collected less than 1% of the data researchers hope to obtain by 2030. but Narendra Modi will become prime minister again from the BJP, has not yet become a public health emergency An emergency WHO committee urged the organization’s member states to take measures to combat the disease’s spread including implementing virus-fighting measures in health-care facilities around the world and enhancing public awareness about the disease The WHO said that while its concern about the situation has significantly increased due to a sharp rise rise in recent cases there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of the MERS virus Two cases of the virus have been reported in the US in people who lived in Saudi Arabia and work in health care settings and more than 145 people have died worldwide (though neither of the US cases have been fatal) The disease first appeared in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and is thought to have been transmitted by camels More than 500 cases of the disease have been confirmed there The first case of the disease was reported in the Netherlands Tuesday Contact us at editors@timecomSome people are dramatically better at activities like sports music and chess than other people Take the basketball great Stephen Curry This past season breaking the record he set last year by over 40% Curry made an astonishing 402 three-point shots 126 more than his closest challenger What explains this sort of exceptional performance Are experts "born" endowed with a genetic advantage Are they entirely "made" through training Or is there some of both What earlier studies show This question is the subject of a long-running debate in psychology and is the focus of the new book Peak: The New Science of Expertise by Florida State University psychologist Anders Ericsson and science writer Robert Poole In a 1993 study Ericsson and his colleagues recruited violinists from an elite Berlin music academy and asked them to estimate the amount of time they had spent engaging in "deliberate practice" across their musical careers Deliberate practice as Ericsson and his colleagues have defined it includes training activities that are specifically designed to improve a persons performance in an endeavor like playing an instrument These activities require a high level of concentration and arent inherently enjoyable Consequently the amount of deliberate practice even experts can engage in is limited to a few hours a day Ericsson and his colleagues’ major discovery was that there was a positive correlation between the skill level of the violinists and the amount of deliberate practice they had accumulated As deliberate practice increased skill level increased For example by age 20 the most accomplished group of violinists had accumulated an average of about 10000 hours of deliberate practice or about 5000 hours more than the average for the least accomplished group In a second study Ericsson and colleagues replicated the finding in pianists On the basis of the studies these researchers concluded that deliberate practice rather than talent is the determining factor for expert performance They wrote We reject any important role for innate ability In a recent interview Ericsson further explained that we cant find any sort of limiting factors that people really cant surpass with the right kind of training With the exception of body size: You cant train to be taller Is it all about training Based on this evidence the writer Malcolm Gladwell came up with his "10000-hour rule" the maxim that it takes 10000 hours of practice to become an expert in a field In the scientific literature however Ericssons views have been highly controversial from the start In an early critique Harvard psychologist and multiple intelligence theorist Howard Gardner commented that Ericssons view required a "blindness" to earlier research on skill acquisition Developmental psychologist Ellen Winner added that "Ericssons research demonstrated the importance of hard work but did not rule out the role of innate ability" Renowned giftedness researcher Françoys Gagné noted that Ericssons view "misses many significant variables" Cognitive neuroscientist Gary Marcus observed Practice does indeed matter a lot and in surprising ways But it would be a logical error to infer from the importance of practice that talent is somehow irrelevant as if the two were in mutual opposition How important is training For our part working with colleagues around the world we have focused on empirically testing Ericsson and colleagues’ theory to find out more about the relationship between deliberate practice and performance in various domains A 2014 study led by Case Western Reserve University psychologist Brooke Macnamara used a statistical tool called "meta-analysis" to aggregate the results of 88 earlier studies involving over 11000 participants including studies that Ericsson and colleagues had used to argue for the importance of deliberate practice Each study included a measure of some activity that could be interpreted as deliberate practice as well as a measure of skill level in a domain such as music chess or sports The study revealed that deliberate practice and skill level correlated positively with each other In other words the higher the skill level the greater the amount of deliberate practice However the correlation wasnt so strong as to warrant the claim that differences in skill level are largely due to deliberate practice In concrete terms a key implication of this discovery is that people may require vastly different amounts of deliberate practice to reach the same level of skill A more recent study synthesized the results of 33 studies to understand the relationship between deliberate practice and performance in sports at a more detailed level One important finding was that deliberate practice lost its predictive power at the highest levels of skill That is on average there was almost no difference in accumulated amount of deliberate practice between elite-level athletes such as Olympians and subelite athletes such as contestants in national championships Training isnt the only factor As we discuss in a recent review article with behavioral geneticist Miriam Mosing this evidence tells us that expertise like virtually all phenomena that psychologists study is determined by multiple factors Training history is certainly an important factor in explaining why some people are more successful than others No one becomes a world-class performer without practice People arent literally born with the sort of specialized knowledge that underpins skill in domains like music and chess However it now seems clear that training isnt the only important factor in acquiring expertise Other factors must matter too What might these other factors be There are likely many including basic abilities and capacities that are known to be influenced by genes In a 2010 study with psychologist Elizabeth Meinz 57 pianists ranging in skill from beginner to professional estimated the amount of deliberate practice they had accumulated across their musical careers and took tests of "working memory capacity" Working memory capacity is the ability to focus ones attention on information critical to performing a task by filtering out distractions The pianists then attempted to sight-read pieces of music (that is to play the pieces without preparation) on a piano in the lab The major finding was that working memory capacity was a factor in the pianists success in the sight-reading task even among those with thousands of hours of deliberate practice Our research on twins further reveals that the propensity to practice music is influenced by genetic factors This research compares identical twins who share 100 percent of their genes to fraternal twins who on average share only 50 percent of their genes A key finding of this work is that identical twins are typically more similar to each other in their practice histories as well as their scores on tests of basic music aptitude than fraternal twins are to each other For example its more likely to find a pair of identical twins who have both accumulated over 10000 hours of practice than a pair of fraternal twins who have both accumulated this amount of practice This discovery indicates that while extensive practice is necessary to become a highly skilled musician genetic factors influence our willingness to put in that practice More generally this research suggests that we gravitate toward and persist at those activities that we have an aptitude for from the outset Research by other scientists is beginning to link expert performance to specific genes In a groundbreaking series of molecular genetic studies the University of Sydney geneticist Kathryn North and her colleagues found that the ACTN3 gene which is expressed in fast-twitch muscle fibers correlates with high-level success in sprinting events Based on these findings North and her colleagues have called ACTN3 a possible "gene for speed" How can people excel In view of this evidence we have argued that the richness and complexity of expertise can never be fully understood by focusing on "nature" or "nurture" For us the days of the "experts are born versus made" debate are over The task before us is to understand the myriad ways that experts are born and made by developing and testing models of expertise that take into account all relevant factors including not only training but also genetic influences From a practical perspective we believe that this research will provide a scientific foundation for developing sound principles and procedures for helping people develop skills As sports science research is already starting to demonstrate it may one day be possible to give people accurate information about the activities in which they are likely to excel and develop highly individualized training regimens to maximize peoples potential Far from discouraging people from following their dreams this research promises to bring expert performance within the reach of a greater number of people than is currently the case D Zachary Hambrick Professor of Psychology Michigan State University and Fredrik Ullén Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Karolinska Institute This article was originally published on The Conversation Read the original article Contact us at editors@timecom “The ACF also called on the Federal Government to take a decisive action against any group or individuals that want to disrupt the unity and progress of the country. had made a strong pitch for their mission quickly returning the maximum science for the buck. 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A case of murder and hatching a conspiracy has been registered against the three accused, a police officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMeet held on safety of labourers Buildersengineerscontractorsacademicsgovernment officials and labourers together observed World Day for Safety and Health at Work at a seminar held at the Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute here on SaturdayBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 22 2015 3:42 pm “We all were aware that ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ are coming together so I was prepared for that competition and the harm we will give each other But I think what affected the Friday and Saturday collections were the ban in Rajasthan and MP” Rohit Shetty said Related News Director Rohit Shetty feels the initial ban on his latest film “Dilwale” starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead has affected the opening collection of the action-comedy The 41-year-old director said he was always prepared for the face off with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” Also read:Weekend Box office collections: ‘Dilwale’ beats ‘Bajirao Mastani’ “We all were aware that ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ are coming together so I was prepared for that competition and the harm we will give each other But I think what affected the Friday and Saturday collections were the ban in Rajasthan and MP “Almost 40 per cent of the theaters were not showing the film and we resumed on Sunday morning… It’s all mathematics how many theaters we are running in we will get the collections according to that” Rohit told PTI In pics:Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani: SRK wins weekend box office battle The “Chennai Express” helmer thinks bans are the outcome of “misunderstanding” and if dealt with patience things can be settled out easily “Bans do harm the business but when you go and talk to the people opposing the film it all gets sorted I have come to the conclusion that all this happens due to misunderstanding And the issue easily gets resolved if you go and talk to them nicely” he said “Dilwale” released last Friday stars Varun Dhawan Kriti Sanon Johnny Lever Varun Sharma among others in prominent roles The film has bagged thunderous response overseas and that has left Rohit surprised Also read:SRK’s Dilwale crosses Rs 100 cr worldwide “With ‘Star Wars’ releasing at the same time this kind of response overseas is great I never really thought this kind of response will come from international circuit as I always knew ‘Star Wars’ was coming I think Shah Rukh is very popular overseas or may be the SRK-Kajol chemistry is working in favour of the film” he said Brining back the iconic pair of SRK-Kajol after five years can look like a tough task but Rohit said it was a cake walk as the “Fanna” actress gave quick nod to the film “Bringing Shah Rukh and Kajol together was not planned I narrated the script to Shah Rukh he heard the character I had written for the girl and suggested why not take Kajol as it is an important role “Then we narrated the script and the moment it got over she promptly said yes It was very easy to bring her on board” he said Also read:Deepika Ranveer’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ collects Rs 9080 crore worldwide Rohit who had been away from the promotions said he was busy in the post production of the movie till a week before its release “I was busy finishing the film We have completed the film in five months June 21st the film started We were shooting and editing and working round the clock and were able to finish the film on Saturday for Friday release I said I am not coming anywhere otherwise the film will not release” Rohit is also planning to watch “Bajirao Mastani” as soon as he gets free from his own film “Currently I am busy with ‘Dilwale’ only once I am through with it will definitely see the film sometime early next year I have heard great things about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh They are friends and will surely see the film” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 13 2017 1:14 am Carolina Marin (File Photo) Top News Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin and national champion Sameer Verma notched up contrasting victories to guide Hyderabad Hunters to the semifinals of Premier Badminton League season 2 with a 5-2 win over Delhi Acers in an exciting contest in New Delhi on Thursday night Saina Nehwal’s Awadhe Warriors were the first to qualify for the knockout stage and Chennai Smashers and Mumbai Rockets also had joined them in the semi-finals but the door was still open for Hyderabad and they grabbed the last spot after toppling Bengaluru Blasters on Thursday Needing three points to earn a place at the semifinals the Hyderabad team was led by Sameer mixed doubles pair of Chau Wah Hoi and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and two-time world champion Marin who took them home after winning their respective matchesIn the semifinals it will be a mouth-watering contest when Saina’s Awadhe Warriors will fight against P V Sindhu’s Chennai Smashers while Hyderabad will face off Mumbai Rockets in a double header at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi Friday Starting the proceedings Sameer fought back from a game down to snuff aside the challenge thrown by young Siril Verma a silver medallist at 2015 World Junior championship 8-11 11-3 11-2 in the opening match Hong Kong’s Chau Wah and India’s Satwiksairaj then dished out a superlative performance to outclass the famed pair of Jwala Gutta and Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov 11-3 11-4 in mixed doubles to make it 2-0 in favour of Hyderabad Hunters China Open champion and World No 2 Jan O Jorgensen then brought Delhi back into the contest with a dominating 11-5 11-7 win over 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England in their Trump Match to level the score 2-2 European champion and 2015 All England winner Marin then took the court in Hyderabad’s Trump Match amid huge cheers and and sealed the match for her team with a hard-fought 15-14 11-4 victory over World No 16 Thai Nitchaon Jindapol In the inconsequential fifth rubber Boon Heong Tan and Wee Kiong Tan then defeated Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov 11-9 13-11 to complete the proceedingsIn an edge-of-the-seat contest Jindapol showed tremendous grit as she matched Marin stroke by stroke after trailing 1-6 initially at first interval of the opening game The Thai shuttler made it 8-8 when Marin hit the nets What came next was a tooth and nail battle as neither gave an edge to the other as they moved neck and neck till 14-14 when Marin went for the baseline and made it by a whisker to grab the opening gameThe second game too started with the same intensity but Marin ensured she had the advantage again as she led 6-4 at the interval After the break the Spaniard continued her good run and sealed the issue with five straight points Earlier it was an exciting opening match as Sameer and young Siril took the court and engaged in a fierce rally After a close contest Sameer managed a 6-3 lead at the break But Siril came back with three successive points after the interval to level par and then eventually won the opening game with Sameer committing too many unforced errors Sameer zoomed to a 6-1 lead at the Interval of second game after producing a torrent of smashes which the 17-year old from Telangana had no answers Siril tried to gain a few points buy Sameer held his fort to bounce back into the matchIn the decider Sameer continued his domination to once again gain a 6-1 advantage Nothing changed much after the interval as Sameer smashed his way to seal the match comfortably For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai | Updated: February 6 2014 2:32 pm Ankur Panwar after his arrest for murdering New delhi nurse Related News In an ironic end to his months on the run 23-year-old Ankur Panwar landed in the Crime Branch net just days after returning home to get a verificiaton from his local police station Ankur arrested for the murder of New Delhi nurse Preeti Rathi had been working at a hotel in Ahmedabad for the past few months The police said there had been a robbery at the hotel in December after which the management asked its staff to get a police verification done at their respective homes It was this visit that helped open an eight month probe that had foxed two police agencies At the first chance that they got to question Ankur the crime branch established that he was lying about his movements when the crime had occurred in Mumbai A crime branch officer said Ankur had been away from home for the majority of the investigation carried out first by the Government Railway Police and then by the Mumbai Police crime branch Preeti (25) who was to join the INHS Asvini in Colaba as a Lieutenant died of severe acid burn injuries at Bombay Hospital a month after she was attacked at Bandra Terminus Ankur a hotel management graduate is a neighbour of the Rathi family in the Bhakra Beas Management Board Colony in New Delhi’s Narela locality The police said the Panwars natives of Alwar in Rajasthan had settled in Narela when Ankur was 12 “We first questioned him 15 days ago and grew suspicious when he couldn’t provide clear answers about his movements” said the officer The first breakthrough came when they detected white scars on Ankur’s left forearm The police said a bit of the acid that Ankur had flung at Preeti fell on his forearm causing burn injuries “He had taken to wearing full sleeved shirts after returning home It was easier to hide the burns in Ahmedabad because no one knew him there” he said Once the burns healed however Ankur became complacent “In January he stopped wearing full sleeves Three white spots were easily discernible When our team asked him how he got those he could not provide a clear answer” said the officer The police then began to verify his phone records and phone location finding that he had been in Mumbai when the attack took place on May 2 Ankur is alleged to have lied to his parents about going to a hotel in Haridwar for a job interview during that period Another officer said Ankur had also lied to his parents about how he had suffered the injury “He told them that he had been hurt by barbed wire” he said After allegedly attacking Preeti Ankur returned to the same Garib Rath train on which she had arrived with her family minutes earlier Ankur then went to another platform and waited for Preeti’s family to take her to a hospital before taking the first available train to New Delhi the police said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 31 2012 1:08 am Related News The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has once again threatened disruption of work at the studio of the television channel Colors if it goes ahead with its planned telecast of a reality show featuring Pakistani artistes The show premieres on September 8 It has Asha BhosleAbida Parveen and Runa Laila as judges While Himesh Reshammiya leads the team of Indian singersAtif Aslam leads the Pakistani team Workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNCKS)the cine wing of the Raj Thackeray-led partysubmitted a letter to the channel on Thursday warning them not to telecast the show recorded in Dubai The party has also urged Bhoslewho has been featured in promotional clipsnot to participate We respect art but under the current circumstances we would not allow the show to be telecast We have submitted a letter to them We will disrupt recordings if they go ahead with the telecast?No value can be put to this invaluable life, he says to Milkhasitting in attendancebeeming with pride It was an uphill task for Joshiwho had to bring the story and this marathon man to life on screen The films script was demanding in terms of historical factssocio-political environment from 1947 to 1960and understanding the man Milkha Singh is? which is still reviewing the case.As there is no fixed academic calendar, While quoting a line from Sound Of Music song “My Favourite Things” Priyanka Chopra also hinted in another Instagram post that she is back to work. “Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes. #winterishere?

BJP MLA Bhartendu Singh, milk powder and baby food, while others continued on the arduous Eagle Path trail. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 29, The 32-year-old singer, Dear Zindagi is a quirky film about a girl and her quest to find the meaning of life and love. Others will need to flash the build by ADB sideload.However make sure all your data on OnePlus 3 is backed-up before flashing Beta Build 10 OxygenOS Open Beta 9 for OnePlus 3 brings about the following changes: Added Data Saver Fixed Lock Screen clock bug in Portrait Mode Fixed issue of reverting to Default Theme after reboot Optimized fingerprint unlocking speed Optimized the quality of Expanded Screenshot Optimized WiFi performance Optimized system performance and battery consumption OnePlus has put out a link where users can submit their feedback However according to the company the link will disable once they’ve received enough feedback OnePlus 3 was been discontinued in the US andEuropean markets after the company launched its second 2016 flagship – OnePlus 3T However the smartphone has not been discontinued in India and is selling on Amazon for Rs 27999 The Nougat update is indicative the company has not forgotten its OnePlus 3 users OnePlus announced OnePlus 3T only four months after it unveiled OnePlus 3 OnePlus 3T looks exactly liked OnePlus 3 in terms of design and display but comes with a better processor front camera and battery OnePlus 3T starts at Rs 29999 for the 64GB variant and goes up to Rs 34999 for the 128GB version For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsChennai: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu condoled AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa’s death saying she lived for Tamil Nadu and will continue to live in the hearts of the state’s people forever File image of Venkaiah Naidu PTI "Felt very sad about the demise of Madam Selvi Jayalalithaa CM of Tamil Nadu — had hopes till last movement that she will survive — doctors had made every possible attempt" Naidu said after her demise "Knowing her serious condition rushed to Chennai from Parliament Even at 7 pm after discussing with Dr Reddy had some hope" the Urban Development Minister said She was a really revolutionary leader ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’ — unparalleled he said "I always admired her courage conviction dynamism wisdom — bold administration" Naidu said "She used to be very affectionate towards me She shared her last public function inauguration of Chennai metro line with me" he said "I am so sad and felt that I lost my own sister Pray to almighty to rest her soul in peace my condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK cadre She lived for Tamil Nadu She will continue to live in the hearts of Tamil Nadu people forever" he added Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: April 7 2017 6:07 pm Going In Style Review : A remake of a 1979 film by the same name can’t even lay claim to the original idea of three elderly men on their last legs and pennies planning a bank heist Related News Going In Style director: Zach Braff Going In Style cast: Michael Caine Morgan Freeman Alan Arkin Ann-Margret Going In Style rating: 15 Banks which cheat systems which don’t care for the poor jobs which are being shipped overseas elderly who pine for families and a friend who has kept a fatal ailment hidden There are so many cliches running through Going In Style that it is a miracle it got actors such as Caine Freeman and Arkin to play along It is a pity too for Zach Braff of Scrubs fame fails to even build among them a chemistry to last A remake of a 1979 film by the same name Going In Style can’t even lay claim to the original idea of three elderly men on their last legs and pennies planning a bank heist But even if it had stuck to that central premise and what goes on before and after that robbery Braff could have had a winner Instead a long prelude leads up to that 3-minute robbery and a hasty conclusion follows to wrap it up In the prelude we see Joe (Caine) Willie (Freeman) and Al (Arkin) slipping slowly into desperation as their pension funds are frozen when the factory they worked in downs shutters combined by their various individual problems Joe stumbles upon the idea of robbing a bank after surviving one such theft and being treated kindly by of course the robber who talks of “corrupt systems not caring for their own people” On the other hand the banker is a mean guy who has tied up Joe’s house in reams of paperwork and legalese Willie has a failing kidney he hasn’t told the others about and lives with Al as his only family a daughter and a grandchild live in another town and he can’t see them that often Al’s pain is his failed ambition to be a musician A friendly diner — with a familiar friendlier waitress — eases their woes by offering them pies to warm their days Also read:Mukti Bhawan movie review: A film to live and dieby You may surmise that a bank heist won’t prove easy for three men in their condition and age but the film has other ideas Incidentally the original knew better than to fall to that temptation Eventually the only part of Going In Style that really works — proving what it could have pulled off with actors of this calibre at its disposal — is the attempted trial theft by them at a convenience store It ends with two of them being caught by a security woman on foot as they try to get away on a battery-operated basket Now we are talking For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 15 2017 3:22 am The Jora Singh Commission was constituted by the previous SAD-BJP government Top News After Advocate General of Punjab Atul Nanda recommended a new commission to probe cases of sacrilege before elections the Punjab government on Friday constituted another one-man commission headed by former High Court judge Justice Ranjit Singh to look into the cases including that of Bargadi and Behbal Kalan The A-G in his legal opinion on the Jora Singh Commission report said it was inconclusive and not enough to nail the guilty “The commission has not answered the very substance of the reference ie an inquiry into the incident of sacrilege and the role of the police force” said Nanda The Jora Singh Commission was constituted by the previous SAD-BJP government The government through a notification issued by the Department of Home Affairs and Justice has included all incidents of sacrilege including those involving Bhagwad Gita and Quran besides Guru Granth Sahib within the ambit of the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s terms of reference In a compilation of the total number of cases the home department had recently identified 120 cases of sacrilege before polls The home department report revealed that only 60 cases were solved The new commission has been given a six-month deadline The commission will conduct an inquiry into the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib Bhagwad Gita and Quran It will also probe the detailed facts and circumstances as well as chronology of events of what actually happened and to identify as a matter of fact the role played by various people in the incidents of sacrilege in Faridkot and elsewhere in the state Giving details of the notification an official spokesperson said the new commission would find out the truth of what occurred during such incidents and the factual role of people who may have been involved The commission has also been tasked to look into the Kotkapura firing on October 14 2016 and that of Behbal Kalan village in which two persons were killed According to its terms of reference the commission will identify and inquire into the role of the police officers/ officials in incomplete/ inconclusive investigations into the earlier incidents of sacrilege so far The notification follows the state government’s conclusion after considering various factors including the A-G’s advice In his advice Nanda also observed that the commission did not complete the fundamental limb of the inquiry ie what exactly occurred and the factual role of those who may have been involved “The findings of the commission are broad on such aspects and it has not named or identified precisely the role of the persons involved Also certain aspects and issues entrusted with it remain unanswered and have not been dealt with in depth to enable the government to reach definitive conclusions” concluded the Advocate General For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: August 17 2015 12:00 pm Katrina Kaif said despite being a fictional take on the 26/11 terror incident but it has got its facts right Related News Actress Katrina Kaif whose “Phantom” has been banned in Pakistan says such is the subject of their upcoming film that they expected problems in its release in Pakistan Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a ban on the film’s release in Pakistan alleging that it contains “filthy propaganda” against his country “It is logical that Pakistan will have problem with this film A person is doing wrong and the country is not doing wrong One of the villains in the film may be from Pakistan but that doesn’t mean Pakistan is a villainous country” Katrina told PTI in an exclusive interview here “He (Kabir) feels the country has suffered and not that the country is bad There is a lot of conflict and upheaval between the two countries so there will be stories on it” Share This Article Related Article The actress said despite being a fictional take on the 26/11 terror incident but it has got its facts right “There is a very important track of Pakistan in the film… about someone who is in Pakistan I think we are not here to preach We are here to make an amazing story But it has got its facts and base in right place” Katrina 32 said when director Kabir Khan first narrated her the story she was not sure whether they should go ahead with it “The moment I heard the story I told Kabir ‘Are you sure you want to do this’ But he was passionate about the story… It has an important message and beyond that it is a fiction film It is an exciting thriller” “Phantom” is about the aftermath of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and global terrorism The screenplay of the film has been written in co-ordination with author Hussain Zaidi and is an adaptation of his book “Mumbai Avengers” When the 26/11 terror attacks took place Katrina was shooting for “Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani” at a suburban studio in Mumbai “I was shooting for ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ and we were at film city The information was slowly coming in A small thing has happened…then it turned out to be a biggerthing and I spent the next three days in shock I couldn’t believe it” Katrina said This is the third time Katrina and Kabir have teamed up after “New York” and “Ek Tha Tiger” So there is a comfort level and trust between the two “I do trust him and I will be part of his films I don’t think Kabir will offer me a film that I will have to say no to He is a very clever intelligent person We think alike We have similar likes and opinions We are friends” she said In films like “Ek Tha Tiger” “Dhoom 3” and now “Phantom” Katrina has been doing action for quite some time and is enjoying it “When we were shooting the first schedule of “Phantom” I had already come out of “Dhoom 3” so I was super fit when I did action sequences so that part was not hard As I had worked hard for “Dhoom 3″” she further said In “Phantom” Katrina will be seen opposite Saif Ali Khan with whom she has worked in “Race” “When I did the film (Race) with him he was already into his career… He was established He has done so many amazing performances “As a person he has been cultured gentlemanly very educated… He is so knowledgeable He seems more happy now He is happy in his life… he is in a nice happy space” she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Published: June 27 2016 8:21 am Pro Kabaddi season 4 kicked off on Saturday (Source: PKL) Top News From the second season of the Pro Kabaddi League organisers had started taking steps to making the event more inclusive for women Then 2010 and 2014 Asian Games gold medallist Mamtha Poojary was introduced to the commentary team Yet now as the fourth season has begun Poojary will skipper one of the teams in a mini-league set in place for women’s kabaddi In the four days that the PKL caravan stays within a city three days accommodate two men’s matches As for the remaining day a women’s game will be held “We had promised them from the first season that there will be a league for them soon There was always a plan to have a women’s match but we wanted to get the men’s league secure first” explains Charu Sharma managing director of the tournament’s organising group The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) held a selection camp in Mumbai in April for 60 women players from all states The trial process conducted steadily filtered down the numbers to form three teams – Firebirds Ice Divas and Storm Queens – of 12 players each Each team will play the other twice in a round robin format By the end of the six matches the second and third placed team will compete in a qualifier to figure who will play in the final against the round robin winners The final will be played in Hyderabad just a little before the men’s final As of now there is a plan of starting up a full-scale women’s league that will mirror the men’s edition “That plan is a bit in the pipeline as of now and we haven’t given it a deadline as such What we’re doing at the moment is a sort of season teaser for the women’s league It’s more in a preliminary nature” mentions Sharma During the selection camp the prospective players were also prepared for carrying themselves in front of the camera “It’ll be a new experience for them So we wanted to prepare them for that too” Sharma adds All three teams are in-house squads and haven’t been purchased by an owner like in the men’s edition “We wanted to showcase women’s kabaddi and we saw the one-game-day window as an opportunity The three teams are made up of the crème of the country so there will be some good competition” asserts Deoraj Chaturvedi operations consultant for the PKL and CEO of the IKF For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: November 27 2015 10:50 am Khloe Kardashian with husband Lamar Odom (Source: Reuters) Related News Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian whose estranged husband Lamar Odom was hospitalised a few weeks ago following a drink and drug binge believes 2015 hasbeen the worst year of her life The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star said she would rather forget the year that has seen her contract a staph infection after holding a bedside vigil by Odom’s bedside reported Female First Also read:Khloe Kardashian to hostThanksgiving When a fan tweeted her to say “except with the whole Lamar thing 2015 was good to you Khloe You [hot] asf (sic)” she tweeted back “hands down worst year of my life lol (sic)” The 31-year-old beauty however recently revealed she is recovering well from her illness and Odom is making good progress too For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: October 18 2016 4:51 pm Hindi television’s sankaari boy Karan Mehra to show his real side on Bigg Boss 10 which is being hosted by actor Salman Khan Top News Karan Mehra is an Indian television actor who mainly gained famed for his role as Naitik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai According to his Wikipedia page he is also a fashion designer and a model Karan Mehra was raised in Delhi He took an acting course at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute and also studied fashion designing in National Institute of Fashion Technology Delhi Before joining television he worked as a designer in Noida WATCH VIDEO: Bigg Boss 10 Day 1: First Nominations & Review During his career years in Mumbai Karan Mehra also worked as an assistant director for Ram Gopal Verma and Rajkumar Hirani Other than Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai he also appeared in dance shows Nach Baliye 5 and Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati along with his wife Nisha Rawal Karan Mehra recently quit the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Rumour has it that he had a tiff with his co-star Hina Khan who plays his on-screen wife Akshara The complete serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is based on their relationship and the virtues he shows towards his family However the actor felt it’s time to show his viewers a little of his own personality Check our Bigg Boss 10 contestant Karan Mehra’s pictures Also watch him in full swing during the Navaratri Also read:Bigg Boss 10: Karan Mehra claims that Salman Khan’s show is not scripted Karan Mehra is known as the sankaari family boy who loves his wife at least that is the personality he has created out of his on-screen self Now we wait to see whether or not he is really that sanskaariin real life too Find him on Facebook For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newsprices of imports sky-rocketed and restaurants, Chairman of Rajya Sabha’s Privileges Committee P J Kurien said on Thursday,dismissing reports that the panel decided to seek explanation from her over some remarks made during a House debate on the JNU row Addressing the media a day after the Committee members had met in Parliament House he said it was "not a meeting" of the committee as it did not meet the quorum requirement of at least five committee attending it "We met but five members were not present So it was not a committee meeting Moreover there is no notice of privilege against Irani before the committee So it is wrong to say that the panel has decided to seek an explanation from her over her remarks There is no such decision" he said A file photo of PJ Kurien AFP "Yesterday there was no meeting There was some informal discussion Whatever we informally said has been reported by the media as a decision of the committee A member saying something is not a decision of the committee" Kurien said He said a notice of CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury regarding his having received threat calls after participating in a debate on JNU row is under consideration of the committee In his letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman last month the CPI-M leader had written that the minister had made "baseless allegations" against him "imputing motives that are completely false" Yechury had also enclosed pages from internet (in Telugu) suggesting threats to him and stated that considering "grievous nature of the allegations" Since they are made on the floor of the House and recorded as part of proceedings the intervention of the Rajya Sabha Chairman was sought said He said that Yechury had given a privilege notice but that was about threat calls and not against Irani Regarding the deposition of VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi before the panel yesterday about her controversial statement on "terrorists in Parliament" Kurien said she appeared as a witness and it is not necessary to have a meeting of the committee to call a witness He however declined to go into what was the response of Prachi when she appeared before the committee After meeting the panel yesterday Prachi had remained defiant and stuck to her remarks By: Reuters | New York | Published: August 27 2017 8:42 pm Rafael Nadal is back as world number one for the first time since 2014 having won his 10th French Open title in June (Source: AP) Top News If the tennis gods have their way Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will be stepping out for a semi-final showdown a week on Friday for their first ever battle at the US Open After 37 meetings all over the world including in the final of each of the other three grand slams a US Open clash would complete the set It is a contest Wimbledon champion Federer who beat Nadal to win the Australian Open in January would relish having also beaten his longtime rival in Indian Wells and Miami this year But Nadal who regained the world number one ranking this month to be the top seed in New York is focused on the bigger picture “I prefer to play against another one” Nadal told a news conference at Flushing Meadows on Saturday “Is obvious no I am not that way It sounds very good but the real thing (is) I prefer to play against another player an easier one if it’s possible “I know you want to hear the other way – that I would love to play with him No of course I understand that it is going to be great for our history “It is true that we played in all (the other) grand slam finals We never played here and for sure this year we are not going to play in finals “Meeting him here in the semi-finals if that happens that will be something great and amazing but as I say before we made a lot (of history)” Nadal is back as world number one for the first time since 2014 having won his 10th French Open title in June A couple of underwhelming performances in the two Masters 1000 events this summer has not affected his confidence and he is hopeful of a third US Open title his first since 2013 “It’s good to be number one of the world again of course” he said “I think it’s a good achievement after three years having some troubles So just happy for that “For the moment I am very happy the way that I played during the whole season I enjoyed almost every event that I played” Federer on the other hand says he would love a big match against Nadal at the US Open for the first time “We never played here in New York so I think that would be fun for everybody involved” he said “But there are about 60 players between us who don’t want it “I’d love to play Rafa here in New York Hopefully it will be a night session Hopefully that would be a great atmosphere and one again where we play great like at the Australian Open” Nadal leads Federer 24-13 overall and 9-3 in grand slams but has lost their last four meetings For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Parimal Dabhi | Gandhinagar | Updated: February 16 2017 7:39 pm Top News A group of around 142 students led by an undergraduatestudent from a private university run by former BJP minister Anil Patel have submitted a memorandum to the Mehsana district collector demanding scrapping of reservation in educational institutions and government jobs The students’ group — Bharatiya Yuva Vidhyarthi Sangharsh Samiti (BYVSS) — has also announced to hold public programmes later this month in this regard The students’ group is led by an undergraduate science student Mihir Patel Watch What Else Is Making News: According to the memorandum submitted on Saturday “The reservation policy is being implemented in India for the past many years But it seems that due to the reservation policy future of meritorious and qualified students gets caged Because of reservation youths are jobless” It listed three demands before the Gujarat government: removal of the reservation policy in education and government jobs; no lifetime benefit of reservation to a person who gets government job under the policy; and no lifetime benefit of reservation to a politician after he/she wins an election “We have given the memorandum today and will also hold public events in that regard later this month” said Mihir This is for the first time that a formal representation to remove reservation in education and government jobs has been made after the Patidar reservation agitation was launched in July 2015 seeking OBC status for the community Mehsana was the hotbed of the Patidar quota movement When asked Anil Patel said he has no clue about the students’ group or the demands it made “Currently our university is also governed by the rules of the Gujarat government and admissions to professional courses are conducted through the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) where the existing quota system is taken into consideration The rules apply uniformly to all universities” he said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | London | Published: June 5 2014 1:19 pm Cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they are planning to try and start a family Related News Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm according to the largest study of its kind Investigating how common lifestyle factors influence the size and shape of sperm a research team from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester also found that sperm size and shape was worse in samples ejaculated in the summer months but was better in men who had abstained from sexual activity for more than six days However other common lifestyle factors reported by men including smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol appeared to have little effect The study recruited 2249 men from 14 fertility clinics around the UK and asked them to fill out detailed questionnaires about their medical history and their lifestyle Reliable data about sperm morphology was only available for 1970 men and so the researchers compared the information collected for 318 men who produced sperm of which less than four per cent was the correct size and shape and a control group of 1652 men where this was above four per cent and therefore considered ‘normal’ by current medical definitions Men who produced ejaculates with less than four per cent normal sperm were nearly twice as likely to have produced a sample in the summer months (June to August) or if they were younger than 30 years old to have used cannabis in the three month period prior to ejaculation “Our knowledge of factors that influence sperm size and shape is very limited yet faced with a diagnosis of poor sperm morphology many men are concerned to try and identify any factors in their lifestyle that could be causing this” lead author Dr Allan Pacey Senior Lecturer in Andrology at the University of Sheffield said “It is therefore reassuring to find that there are very few identifiable risks although our data suggests that cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they are planning to try and start a family” said Pacey Studies in the laboratory suggest that sperm with poor morphology swim less well because their abnormal shape makes them less efficient The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn a day the Narendra Modi government laid out the contours of new black money declaration scheme for tax cheats it also left a big loophole that could potentially cause the entire exercise to fall apart— exempting deposits made by political parties from tax scrutiny and subsequent investigation This move is absurd lacks logic and raises a big question on the very intent of the Modi government to unearth black money in the system at any cost Reason: The opaque political funding is the foundation of black money in any economy It is that evil that feeds and nurtures all other forms of illegal cash in the system Unless political funds are brought under tax scrutiny everything else the government does in the name of black money hunt will be seen with suspicion PM Modi The government move also show how there is a clear double standard for the common man and political parties when it comes to black money hunt The aaam aadmi is supposed to bare it all answer questions face harassment even if his money is legit but politician enjoys a God-given immunity Take a look at what the revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia told reporters "If it is a deposit in the account of a political party they are exempt But if it is deposited in individual’s account then that information will come into our radar If the individual is putting money in his own account then we will get information" The Section 13A of the Income Tax Act 1961 is what gives immunity for political parties in respect of their income from house property other sources capital gains and income by way of voluntary contributions received from any person Political parties will merrily use this opportunity to put their black money (money for which there is no real source or income that is not taxed) on the table and would say that they got it all from small donors (cash donations less than Rs 20000 does not need any source) It is not difficult to make backdated donation receipts This defeats the entire purpose of black money operation Analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch in past few years shows that about 75 percent of the sources of funds to political parties remain unknown Here is where the real problem lies When political parties arte party to accepting black money how do one expect an honest action from them against the very same black money It is not a surprise that none of the opposition parties including principal opposition party Congress and its (occasionally) fiery leader Rahul Gandhi hasn’t uttered a word on political black money and hasn’t offered to give an example by daring to give own party’s financial details or declining any law-given immunity That’s understood because all drinks from the same pot and it taste sweet But the larger question is why is it that always the common man suffer and the rich and powerful get away Why the double standard The ongoing demonetisation exercise originally launched to counter black money and fake currency has inflicted maximum pain on the poor not the rich and powerful The layman waits for hours in ATM/bank queue face unemployment and financial loss commits suicide because he couldn’t find enough cash for his daughter’s wedding amid the black money fight of the government while the rich smiles all the way to the backdoors of banks Even in the post-demonetisation era they have lavish weddings and joy of seeing bundles of new currency notes in their backyards while it is a miracle for the aam aadmi even if he get hold of a few pieces of new currency PM Modi certainly owes an answer to 125 crore Indians of which a good number are hard working middle class on the government’s double standard to the common man and the political parties when it comes to the issue of black money Read the full text of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement here? hose reel.

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Alia and Varun sang a Happy Birthday song for the actor on stage and we just can’t get over the beautiful camaraderie between the two contemporaries. Statistical analyses also revealed that the more young adults play video games,and stating that there were not enough material evidence to prosecute the accused.s petition which raised issues of gross human rights violations as well as protection of victims and witnesses in the state. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil Walia) Top News A crucial cricket match, It is too much time,was also taken to Igatpuri to get his statements verified by local residents. starting at the Hamadan Sports Complex on Wednesday. While senior Congress MLAs tend to be averse to having super bosses in the form of a party MP, Jason Roy (Gujarat Lions) and Sam Billings (Delhi Daredevils) will be returning after the April matches get over.

How can one individual’s opinion possibly reflect the opinion of 3,” he added. He also enjoys a reputation of being averse to political manipulations within the party.said in 2015?” Harshvardhan made his acting debut in 2010 with the Telugu film “Thakita Thakita” and has since then featured in Telugu films.many industrially backward states surpassed Gujarat.” the “Dirty Picture” protagonist said. He said, He was produced in the court and remanded to custody till June 2? For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 30 2013 1:01 am Related News Matunga police Monday received an FIR registered at Yeshwantpur police station in Bangalore regarding theft of photographic equipment worth Rs 45000 committed by a man they arrested recently Pradip Ghosh allegedly confessed to have committed crimes in BangaloreDelhi and Mumbai to fund his drug habit He was arrested for the first time in Kolkata in 2009police said Ghoshwas arrested in Kolkata by a Mumbai Police team for allegedly stealing equipment worth nearly Rs 4 lakh from three photographers in Mumbai over the past eight months Police said he would lure his victims to restaurants by claiming to give them an assignmentspike their drinks and flee with their equipment He never revealed his real name to victims? In the first edition of his ‘Talk to AK’ show.

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