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an increasingly unstable South Asia,has contributed to setbacks in Afghanistan, During the two-hour long hearing, Thank god,Mehta said. are well advanced in reactor years of operation and trained personnel, just like India China has big plans? who has also plunged into the business side of the film-making industry from the creative zone as a producer, and BJP leader Shaina NC today met Maharashtra revenue minister Eknath Khadse to invite “the political class” to see ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, We cannot stop them, Munazzar Alilocal in-chargeASIsaid For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Lausanne | Published: October 11 2016 11:14 pm Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko has been stripped of her gold with the medal now passing on to second-place finisher Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland (Source: AP File photo) Top News Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko was stripped of her gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Tuesday the latest athlete sanctioned after being caught in the retesting of stored doping samples Lysenko tested positive for the steroid turinabol and has been retroactively disqualified from the games the International Olympic Committee said The Russian Olympic Committee was ordered to secure the return of her gold medal “as soon as possible” The gold now stands to go to second-place finisher Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland It would be the second Olympic gold for Wlodarczyk who won the hammer throw at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August The IOC asked track and field’s governing body the IAAF to modify the 2012 results and consider any further action against Lysenko who retired last year She could still face a lifetime ban for a second offense as she was banned from 2007-09 for another doping violation The IOC stores doping samples for 10 years to allow them to be retested when new methods become available The IOC recorded a total of 98 positive cases in retests of samples from the London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Games The new tests are capable of detecting traces of steroids going back weeks and months rather than days Lysenko the world champion in 2011 and 2013 won the Olympic gold with a throw of 7818 meters followed by Wlodarczyk with 7760 Germany’s Betty Heidler could now move up from bronze to silver with China’s Zhang Wenxiu going from fourth place to bronze In a seven-page decision a three-man IOC disciplinary commission said Lysenko originally contested the positive test on grounds that “a suspension she had served in the past was already unjustified” Lysenko told the IOC she was caring for a young child and had no time to defend herself She did not attend the opening and testing of her backup “B” sample Lysenko later wrote to the IOC that she “had always been training conscientiously and did not understand why the reanalysis had shown positive results” She did not attend a disciplinary hearing in July The IOC said Lysenko did not “bring forward any relevant arguments or evidence” to rebut the positive test and made no attempt to explain the source of turinabol which the panel said is “directly used as a performance-enhancing substance” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: September 11 2015 6:53 pm Wesley Snipes who is popular for his role of vampire hunter superhero Blade had talked about his love for Bollywood films and his wish to share screen space with Shah Rukh Khan Related News After American actor-producer-martial artist Wesley Snipes expressed his desire to work with Bollywood ‘Baadshah’ Shah Rukh Khan the Hindi film superstar has reached out to the Hollywood star by asking him to “say the time and place” and he “will be there to share the screen space” In an interaction with an Indian publication Snipes who is popular for his role of vampire hunter superhero Blade had talked about his love for Bollywood films and his wish to share screen space with Shah Rukh Khan who has dominated the Hindi silver screen for over two decades Share This Article Related Article SRK 49 then took to Twitter to confess that he is a fan of Snipes “@wesleytsnipes whenever you say my friend I am a fan… say the time and place I will be there to share screen space with the Blade” Shah Rukh Khan tweeted @wesleytsnipes whenever u say my friend I am a fan…say the time & place I will be there to share screen space with the Blade! — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 10 2015 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs Meanwhile Snipes is gearing up for his act as Mr Johnson a mysterious pit boss in NBC’s thrilling drama “The Player” which will air in the US and in India simultaneously It will be aired in the US on September 24 and in India on September 25 on Colors Infinity channel For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: Mo Farah launched the World Athletics Championships in scintillating fashion on Friday with another consummate 10000 metres triumph that further embellished his claim to being the greatest distance racer in the sport’s history With 55000 of his home fans roaring their support at the London Stadium the 34-year-old Briton sprinted away with his 10th consecutive gold medal in a global track final a dazzling sequence that ranks among the greatest feats in sport Gold medalist Great Britain’s Mohamed Farah centre stands with silver medalist Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and bronze medalist Kenya’s Paul Kipngetich Tanui AP Farah survived being clipped twice from behind in the final lap nearly tripping over and being forced to take a step off the track and he ended with cuts and bruises to his "bad legs" that needed treatment Yet still he was able to unleash one more trademark burst down the home straight to speed away from Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Kenya’s Paul Tanui The Briton clocked 26 minutes 4951 seconds the world’s fastest time in 2017 in what proved perhaps the hardest-earned of all his magnificent triumphs as he protected his six-year unbeaten streak in major championships Silver medallist Cheptegei just 20 clocked a lifetime best 26:4994 chasing Farah all the way to the line and Tanui 26:5060 Yet five years to the very night when he won the 25-lap title at his home Olympics on "Super Saturday" in the same London Stadium Farah had still not lost that invincible aura clocking a searing 5563 seconds for the last lap in spite of his stumbles It was the perfect way for him to begin his final championship as a track runner before he turns his attentions to the roads as a marathon man "What a way to end my career in London It’s special" Farah said after hugging his children on the track "It was one of the toughest races of my life With one lap to go I nearly get tripped twice that was hard But I just had to be mentally stronger and think I didn’t work this hard for nothing" After an epic test in which the powerful Kenyan and Ugandan athletes combined with mid-race bursts to test Farah’s resolve more fiercely than ever before the Briton had to show remarkable composure on the final lap Twice as he led straight after the bell while still closely pursued by four hunters Farah was clipped The first time his heel was caught by Tanui and on the second bend the same Kenyan brushed his arm sending Farah off balance so that he took one step into the infield At the end of Day 1 Great Britain lead the medal tally with one gold medal Here is the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally after day 1: Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 Great Britain & NI 1 0 0 1 2 Uganda 0 1 0 1 3 Kenya 0 0 1 1 Follow Firstpost’s live blog of the IAAF World Athletics Championships for regular updates from Day 2 With inputs from Reuters Written by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: June 3 2016 2:45 am A worker installs the roof on a platform at Wadala station Express photo by Prashant Nadkar Top News In order to find the causes for the rising number of disruptions on the suburban railway the authorities will conduct a week-long special drive before the monsoon to identify accident-prone locations The drive aims to put in place preventive measures to curb incidents that affect services In the last two weeks both Central Railway and Western Railway have witnessed four major incidents which affected services during peak hours – voltage stabiliser disruption at Vikhroli derailment of a coach near Parel station technical problems at Raoli junction and slab sliding at Vasai platform Share This Article Related Article In a meeting held on Thursday railway officials said an official from the Railway Board assisted by suburban railway authorities will look into the causes of disruptions in train services in the past few days “We are aware of the problems suburban commuters of Mumbai have been facing in the past few days due to technical faults or human errors To keep them under control we are planning to undertake a special drive a report of which will be sent to the railway ministry” said Girish Pillai additional member Railway Board (Tourism and Catering Infrastructure) Train services on the Harbor Line were very affected Wednesday after a technical problem at Raoli junction Later railway authorities attributed the cause to burning of garbage by slum-dwellers near a signal box damaging the cables The special drive will also look at initiating a public awareness campaign with the help of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to educate them about the consequences of throwing and burning garbage at or near railway tracks officials said Similarly a special drive for cleaning heaps of garbage alongside tracks will also be undertaken on a mission mode in areas where they pose a risk to train operations Railway officials said all vulnerable locations that pose a threat to railway property and infrastructure would be identified [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Updated: December 6 2016 1:09 pm Daniel Ricciardo finished third overall this year the best of the rest behind the Mercedes pair (Source: Reuters) Top News Daniel Ricciardo is ready to “unlock the hidden Honey Badger” when he starts training for next season’s new-look Formula One The Australian nicknamed after the cuddly but ferocious animal finished third overall this year the best of the rest behind the Mercedes pair and said in a column for Red Bull he was looking forward to a harder off-season workout The 2017 regulations with wider tyres and revised aerodynamics should make the cars faster through the corners and harder to handle which puts more of a premium on driver strength “We’ll have to change some things up in the preparation and the in-season training will change too” said Ricciardo “In the past few years we’ve concentrated on things like trimming weight and keeping kilos off and the training itself isn’t that challenging Next year will be different “Being able to put on some strength and muscle will be more challenging and more rewarding so I’m up for that I’m all for making it harder Time to unlock the hidden Honey Badger” added Ricciardo who has as a picture of the animal on the back of his racing helmet The Australian who won in Malaysia in October and started on pole in Monaco shed more than three kilogrammes before the start of the 2016 season in a bid to improve performance Former champions Red Bull were handicapped in 2015 by their uncompetitive Renault engine and sought other ways of closing the gap one of them being reducing weight where possible Ricciardo said third place in 2016 felt more convincing and more sustainable than it had in 2014 “This year I felt like I did everything I did in ’14 but at a higher level when I really pushed myself” added the Australian who had 19-year-old Dutch team mate Max Verstappen pushing him hard from May onwards “I was able to find some pretty good levels through the year and there were quite a few times that I was able to exceed my own expectations for what I thought I could do maybe even surprise myself a bit” Otherwise Ricciardo said he was looking to get home and relax once his team commitments were over “It’s little things that I get to experience again in the off-season that make me realise why I love being home when I can be My mates treating me like an idiot basically” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vipin Pubby | Updated: September 4 2014 12:07 pm One of the only four AAP candidates to win in the Lok Sabha elections comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann talks about his party’s strategy in Parliament Punjab’s drug problem and why he doesn’t like Navjot Singh Sidhu This session was moderated by Editor (Punjab) Vipin Pubby Related News One of the only four AAP candidates to win in the Lok Sabha elections comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann talks about his party’s strategy in Parliament Punjab’s drug problem and why he doesn’t like Navjot Singh Sidhu This session was moderated by Editor (Punjab) Vipin Pubby Kanchan Vasdev: You recorded a landslide victory by polling nearly 50 per cent of the votes in your constituency Sangrur It is the victory of the people They would wait for me in villages till 1245 am or even later than that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal claims that I entertained them with my jokes But I only highlighted the fact that the incumbent government has failed to fulfil its promises I want people to question their leaders We shot videos of people confronting their leaders and posted them on YouTube People in Punjab are fond of social media and that helped spread the message faster and wider The maximum contribution came from NRIs An NRI from Toronto came to Sangrur to thank people for having voted for me His son and daughter had canvassed for me on social media and vowed never to visit Punjab if I lost NRIs are victims of our system; they had to leave India in search of a better system Vipin Pubby: Why did the Aam Aadmi Party succeed only in Punjab drawing a blank everywhere else We did not do badly in Delhi where our vote share went up from 29 per cent in the Assembly polls to 33 per cent in the Lok Sabha elections We could not get any seats because the Congress fared very poorly across the country and particularly in Delhi But the future belongs to the BJP and AAP The Congress is going to be in coma for at least 10-15 years All other parties are also finished Sonia Gandhi came to canvass for Vijay Inder Singla the Congress candidate from my constituency But she could not help him get votes Mukesh Bhardwaj: Why couldn’t AAP emerge as a third alternative in the country Was it because of the poor performance of AAP government in Delhi The message behind the resignation of our government in Delhi was that we were not after power But we could not convey that message properly Vandana Sharma: Why was AAP rejected in Haryana Circumstances and issues differ from region to region and from state to state Even dialect changes every few kilometres in Punjab and so do the issues In Sangrur the slogans that people had for AAP was ‘Na bhukki nu na daaru nu vote paavaange jharu nu (Neither poppy husk nor liquor will sway our vote we will vote for the broom)’ But in Ludhiana the slogan changed to: ‘Na chitte nu na daaru nu… (Heroin is known as chitta in local parlance)’ In Punjab we got such overwhelming support that people walked up to broom sellers and asked them if they were AAP supporters Jaskiran Kaur: From comedian to politician what was the turning point I am a satirist I have always been anti-establishment Unable to take in the excesses of the establishment I was thinking of how to help people There were many issues that needed attention but the solutions provided were like spraying pesticide on leaves when it was actually the roots that were infested and needed attention Sanjiv Sharma: During your campaign did you find out what people wanted what were their aspirations People want a leader who will be their representative and remain in touch with them even after the elections In Dhaner Kalan village near Mehal Kalan there was an elderly man who had campaigned for me barefoot and had taken a vow that he would wear his shoes only if I win A few days ago he called me and said that he would wear his shoes only if I visit him I told him that I was a little busy and he should wear his shoes now He replied that he would wait for me even if it meant that he would have to stay barefoot for many more days I went to his village and made him wear his shoes People have expectations from us Chitleen K Sethi: Did the ruling party threaten you ahead of the elections We were intimidated even on the polling day But the youth were with us and they persuaded the elderly to support us Even children campaigned for me by asking their parents and grandparents to vote for me Jaskiran Kaur: What is your plan of action I will be my constituency’s voice in the Lok Sabha From this year the MP fund has been enhanced from Rs 5 crore to Rs 7 crore I promise that every single penny will be utilised My predecessor returned Rs 266 crore unutilised My priorities will be education and health There are 519 schools in the state that do not have toilets for girls The state government can donate Rs 1 crore to Sanawar school (Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s alma mater) but cannot spend money on constructing toilets in schools Vipin Pubby: Why did Arvind Kejriwal first refuse to furnish a bail bond and later end up doing so It was not about going to jail If a person does not have Rs 10000 does that mean he has to go to jail Just because he called a thief a thief In our country half the inmates lodged in jails are those who cannot furnish bail bonds because they do not have money This is our issue And why cannot elected representatives bring about change They can move ordinances for issues that suit them they can change rules for increasing their allowance… Moreover it’s a civil case and not a criminal one What will happen if Arvind Kejriwal is proved innocent at the end of the trial Varinder Bhatia: What is the criterion for calling someone a thief Ask those people who have been calling Arvind Kejriwal a Pakistani agent Has Nawaz Sharif come and stayed with him They call him naali ka keeda; Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal calls him a leper Varinder Bhatia: Why are AAP leaders resigning and alleging that the party lacks internal democracy Politics is like a Test match in which a cricketer scores a century after batting for a day and a half and playing 200-300 balls And even after putting in so much effort his team loses In politics people put you in a furnace to see if you come out alive or not I was defeated in the Punjab Assembly elections yet I fought the Lok Sabha elections Vandana Sharma: Do you think people voted for candidates or for your party in Punjab These were votes for the party Our candidate from Anandpur Sahib Himmat Singh Shergill polled 3 lakh votes Jyoti Mann from Jalandhar a school teacher polled 270 lakh votes Many candidates could not even meet all their voters still the number of votes they polled were overwhelming The AAP’s emergence was like an earthquake its epicentre was Sangrur In 99 per cent of our rallies we did not have a stage I would stand on a chair and talk to people or stand under a tree Other parties have so many committees starting from a welcome committee that garlands candidates to a siropa committee that offers a siropa jaikara committees speeches committees etc I went to 765 villages out of the 824 in my constituency I could have covered more but the party wanted me to canvass for Gul Panag and other candidates My opponents could not even cover 200 villages each Japjeet Duggal: Why are you upset with Punjabi singers and actors as your latest parody shows Don’t they have the right to support whoever they want to I have no problems with Hans Raj Hans and Miss Pooja But I have a problem with those who claim to be with the people and yet don’t have the guts to speak out against the government Virender Kumar: Your party had an opportunity to perform in Delhi but you lost it Why do you see those 49 days as wasted We were not given an absolute majority we got only 28 seats Yet in those 49 days we constituted an Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi which nobody had done during the past 30 years I have already got the Punjab Road Transport Corporation to accede to the demand of residents of Sangrur that buses should stop at every village on the Patiala-Sangrur road I did not get a picture clicked for doing this public work I told the PRTC manager that I will travel in these buses and see whether they stop at all these bus stops I found that there were no seats reserved for MPs and MLAs in these buses; only freedom fighters have seats reserved for them They want freedom fighters to travel in these buses but MLAs and MPs can travel in cars with red beacons The Badals fly helicopters Sometimes there are three choppers waiting in Kaljhrani near Badal village Why do we need choppers We are after all a small state Nitin Sharma: Punjab has not produced many sportspersons recently Is there something that can be done to change this I am a sportsperson myself We have a lot of talent We will improve facilities and ask coaches to hone local talent Jagmeeta Thind Joy: How can satire transform politics I use my wit to convey my message I do not lecture I touch people’s hearts Shrishti Choudhary: Any plans to stop the brain drain If they get work here why would they not stay on We need to find them job avenues The best way is to set up industry and delink it from politics The scenario is such that the industry is forced to observe offs because we do not have power The police force them to shut on compulsory off days Is this how we are going to work Shrishti Choudhary: Since your electorate was divided between rural and urban areas how did you grab the attention of the urban voters In Punjab’s urban areas property tax was a big issue Unemployment was another major issue in these areas I promised the youth that we would get them work Shishir Tripathi: Smriti Irani’s educational background has led to a controversy Do you think degrees are important One needs to have a vision I studied till BCom second year Can’t I speak on economic issues Jaskiran Kaur: Do you think there should be a retirement age for politicians Yes Normally people retire at 60 Why not have it for politicians as well Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should have retired gracefully long ago Gagandeep Singh Dhillon: Are you going to continue as a comedian the way Navjot Singh Sidhu has done No When you have been elected as one of 543 MPs you need to give your best to the job I do not agree with the way Navjot Singh Sidhu goes around laughing dancing with cheerleaders though I consider comedy a serious business Kanchan Vasdev: Why didn’t people choose the People’s Party of Punjab a party nurtured by you and Manpreet Badal The PPP could not win the match because our wickets kept falling Our prominent leaders started quitting well before the Assembly elections Those who quit alleged that Manpreet Badal was not a good commander I do not suspect Manpreet’s integrity and patriotism We had other shortcomings too People would come in huge numbers and listen to us in the rallies but that did not translate into votes Sanjiv Sharma: What is going to be your strategy in Parliament We will represent AAP in Parliament We are in the process of setting up a parliamentary committee The electorate defeated senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley I have decided I will not let him speak before me in the House I will tell him that I was elected by 11 lakh and he was defeated I will ask him to get elected first Look at the irony — he lost to a fauji (Capt Amarinder Singh) and was made the Defence Minister Tanvir Dhaliwal: Can Punjab ever be drug-free We can bring drug addicts back to the real world They need somebody to help them There are several doctors including NRIs who are ready to help us We will set up de-addiction centres Nitin Sharma: What is your take on Modi’s invitation to the Pakistan PM What is the harm in inviting Nawaz Sharif Let him come Only then will we be able to talk We are not like mohallawala neighbours who will not talk to each other for years We are neighbouring countries and we have serious issues to discuss If Obama has a problem with Iraq does that mean he will not go there I am not one of those who criticise Narendra Modi just because he belongs to a rival party I will thump the desk if they do something good and raise my voice if they do not Transcribed by Kanchan Vasdev For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: September 25 2014 12:05 am In recognising the importance of US business in the shaping of Washington’s external policies Modi is emulating China’s strategy in America over the last three decades Related News What Prime Minister Narendra Modi does with the American business community during his visit to the United States may be more consequential over the longer term than his engagement with the political leadership in Washington No wonder the PM has chosen to spend some quality time both individually and collectively with the leaders of American business in New York and Washington If the perception of India as a major business opportunity since the reforms began a quarter of a century ago provided the basis for raising Delhi’s diplomatic profile on the global stage the economic drift over the last few years has inevitably constrained India’s room for foreign policy manoeuvre Convincing American companies that India is back in business must be one of Modi’s most important political objectives in the US As the most business-friendly prime minister India has ever had Modi might be well placed to successfully pursue this task Thanks to India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru a thinly veiled contempt for capital is very much part of Delhi’s political culture Nehru who kept India’s businessmen at arm’s length at home made no secret of his distaste at having to deal with what he saw as excessive American materialism and a crass commercial culture during his first visit to the US in 1949 Modi is probably as “non-Nehruvian” as you could get in India at least on the relationship between private business and national strategy During his visit to Japan earlier this month Modi told the captains of industry there that he was a Gujarati and commerce ran through his blood Modi’s finance minister Arun Jaitley in turn has often said that there is no contradiction in being “pro-poor” and “pro-business” at the same time Delhi’s current pro-business orientation marks a new stage in India’s appreciation of the role of international capital in the conduct of the nation’s foreign policy For Nehru and Indira Gandhi focused as they were on economic self-reliance there was hardly any room for mixing international business and diplomacy Rajiv Gandhi was the first prime minister who began to see the intrinsic connection between the two But it was not easy changing the political culture of the Indian Foreign Service which privileged political activity over the commercial After all the Indian diplomatic corps emerged out of the Indian Political Service of the pre-Independence period Under the Raj these officers proudly called themselves the “politicals” as they engaged in high politics with the princely states in the subcontinent and the principalities on the periphery At the dawn of the reform era PV Narasimha Rao began to take business delegations along with him to foreign capitals He made a special effort to reach out to the business communities especially in the US In the early 1990s for example the Indian embassy in Washington encouraged the setting up of an “India Interest Group” with leading companies like GE This group helped Delhi block the anti-Indian resolutions on Kashmir and Punjab that were routinely passed in the US Congress thanks to the uncontested lobbying by groups backed by Pakistan India’s political outreach in Washington was also reinforced by business associations like the CII and Ficci In the Manmohan Singh years bilateral CEO forums became an important tool in India’s economic diplomacy Soon like everything else its business diplomacy became an ineffective ritual The slowdown in the country’s economic growth and Delhi’s policy paralysis over the last few years saw India lose credibility with the business leaders around the world As part of his effort to accelerate India’s economic growth Modi has taken personal charge of India’s engagement with international business In recognising the importance of US business in the shaping of Washington’s external policies Modi is emulating China’s strategy in America over the last three decades Strong ties with American big business helped Beijing fend off bursts of political hostility in Washington The rapid expansion of American commercial interests in China and the growing economic interdependence between the two countries today acts as the biggest countervailing force to the unfolding geopolitical tensions between the world’s foremost powers On a smaller scale India’s own recent experience underlines the importance of engaging American business in pursuing the country’s larger political goals in Washington When then President George W Bush and then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiled the historic civil nuclear initiative it was well understood that getting the approval of the US Congress would be an uphill task It needed the full mobilisation of American businesses with an interest in India to persuade Congress to support exempting Delhi from the long-standing domestic laws and international rules on nuclear non-proliferation The US companies saw the civil nuclear initiative as the key to unlock a stronger strategic and economic partnership with India from which they would benefit significantly Close to a decade later the nuclear deal remains in limbo with no prospect of India buying American power reactors in the near term Although American arms sales to India have grown it has not been easy for US companies to deal with the complex rules and procedures of the ministry of defence in Delhi Worse still American business has turned from ally to adversary asking Congress and the Obama administration to impose punitive measures on India by citing a range of Delhi policies including those on IPR trade investment and taxation For his part Modi seems determined to reverse this negative turn in relations with American business which has an important role to play in accelerating India’s economic growth and revitalising Delhi’s strategic partnership with Washington Whether he can overcome the widespread American scepticism about investing in India and suggest pragmatic pathways to address the many economic disputes with the US are indeed the most interesting questions about Modi’s journey to America The writer a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation is contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 17 2017 4:39 am Top News A RASHLY driven vehicle hit a traffic police constable when he was going home near the Transport Light Point (TPT) in Sector 26 late on Saturday night Police registered a case against the driver of the vehicle but they are yet to trace the accused The constable admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is said to be out of danger Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline Sector 26 station house officer (SHO) Inspector Jaspal Singh said that they had registered a case against unknown persons under sections 279 (rash driving) 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) of the Indian Penal Code The SHO said that constable C Jaiparkash was going home and when he reached near plot number 12 in Sector 26 a speeding vehicle hit his two-wheeler leaving him injured Jaiparkash was taken to PGI by a PCR party The police officials said that they were examining CCTV footage of the cameras installed in the area to trace the vehicle The police officials said that they were not sure whether Jaiparkash was hit by a car or any other vehicle Jaiparkash’s condition is said to be stable He suffered injuries to the chest and head For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: November 26 2013 2:20 am Related News Sandeep Dwivedi Zaheer Khan could easily be the most-preparedif not the fittestcricketer in the squad for the South Africa tour Thats not something that has been said very often about the pacer during his long career The backstory responsible for this image change is about an ageing quicks fight with his fragile body Its about travelling the extra mile to achieve that one thing all sportspersons at the fag end of their careers dream of summiting the peak one last time So when Zaheer was dropped from the Indian team last year and later got injuredhe didnt take the easy option Unlike many before himZaheer didnt quit or opt to give up on the longer version and pocket easy IPL money Nor did he stay put at the NCAwaiting for the BCCI-funded recovery to slowly kick in Insteadhe travelled to interior France to be with a new-age high-performance physical trainerTim Exeter Kilos shedhe flew to Bloemfontein and sought the advice of Adrian Le Rouxa sports scientist who was with the Indian team when Zaheer first burst on to the scene After getting into shape (he hasnt looked this lean ever) Zaheer managed to get enough match-time under his belt He would have bowled more than 100 first-class overs before he enters the flight to Johannesburg next month That must be a comforting thought for someone who always believed that bowling in match situations is the best form of training The selectors too have played their partwrapping him in cotton woolkeeping him fresh for South Africa While the other Indian pacers were barely breaking sweat during the West Indies series at homeZaheer was toiling it out on the domestic circuit With him leading the Mumbai unitZaheer could plan his spells He could decide just when he needed to go full-tilt or when he should save his energy for bigger battles ahead Lahli rolled out a perfect welcome pitch for him in Mumbais opening Ranji game Zaheer finished with five wickets in the game But stillhe didnt really hit that old Zak length that once made batsmen juggle between staying backstepping forwardleavingdriving or defending Yeshe made the ball move off the pitchbut the excessive swing constantly missed the bat He ran in fast all day but missed his rhythm of old In the games to followZaheer would gradually hit the stride and his last bowling performace before the selectors got together on Monday saw him finish with a five-for Zaheer had come up with the answers Yeta few questions remain At 35does he have it in him to be his old self Zaheer sure looks fit but is he sharp enough to lead Indias attack against a solid batting side These puzzlesof coursewill only be be solved in a couple of weeks timewhen he is at the top of his run-up at the Wanderers (Sandeep is the National Sports Editorbased in New Delhi) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThiruvananthapuram: CPM’s P Sreeramakrishnan was elected as the Speaker of the 14th Kerala Assembly on Friday Sreeramakrishnan (LDF) who represents Ponnani constituency secured 92 votes against UDF’s candidate V P Sajeendran who got 46 votes in the 140-member House A member of CPM-state committee 48-year-old Sreeramakrishnan known for his pleasant personality and soft-spoken nature has already proved his talent during his tenure as MLA in the last assembly After the election Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala jointly led him to the Speaker’s dais Representational Image reuters The House also witnessed certain politically significant events with BJP’s lone member O Rajagopal opting to vote in favour of Sreeramakrishnan Justifying his decision to favour the LDF candidate the BJP leader said one of the reasons was that UDF had openly stated that they did not want the BJP MLA’s vote Rajagopal also said BJP would not blindly oppose all government policies but would take decisions on ‘merit basis’ in the House "BJP is committed to exposing the mistakes of both ruling LDF and opposition UDF in the House" he told reporters during a press meet in the Assembly media room later On why he voted for CPM’s candidate which the saffron party opposed at the state and national level he said "It’s my personal vote for Sreeramakrishnan who is a good public worker and also a friend of mine" To a question he said the party had not discussed the matter The UDF faced embarrassment as its candidate secured only 46 votes though they have 47 members in the House Stressing that UDF would examine the issue as it was a serious one Chennithala told reporters that he did not think that it was deliberate cross-voting from the front’s side Taking a dig at BJP and LDF he said Rajagopal’s vote in favour of LDF candidate exposed the "secret tie-up" between the CPIM and the saffron party which Congress was stressing on throughout the election campaign "BJP MLA voting for CPM candidate is unethical It shows BJP’s leaning towards LDF" the former Home Minister said and maintained that Congress-led UDF did not want any cooperation with BJP in the House New Delhi: Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that the party would leave the Centre with no choice but to ensure the passage of a Bill which provides for 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies and hinted at major changes within the party organisation in favour of them Addressing the All India Mahila Congress-organised "I am Courage" event he said that the Congress would build pressure on the ruling party for an early passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill or the Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill in Parliament Gandhi who will formally take over as the Congress president later this week said as the party "don’t have a woman president anymore we have to compensate for that" He said that the party had exerted pressure on the government for bringing pro-people changes in the Goods and Services Tax which he had earlier described as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ "The same way we will give a clear message to the government that it will have to bring women reservation The Congress party will not give any choice to it We will fulfil the role of the opposition party in doing so" he said File image of Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi PTI This was Gandhi’s first address at a public function after being elected the Congress president He said he has done so since he accorded importance to women who will have to play an important role in spreading the Congress ideology across the country Gandhi said on one hand is the ideology of the BJP and the RSS where women have no role and cannot enter their functions while on the other side is the Congress ideology Hinting at a larger role for women in the Congress party he said "I have come here to give one clear message that the biggest change in the party will be for women" Gandhi’s comments for a bigger role for women in the party came amid speculation that his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may also play some active political role in the party under his leadership "We have to work on transforming the Congress party and a fundamental part of that transformation in my mind is going to be the role of women in the Congress party at every single level There is a central difference between the people we fight between the BJP and us" he said while narrating how women were around Mahatma Gandhi and never seen at RSS events The Congress president-elect said there should be a road map for the coming times and will have to systematically and actively prepare women at every level in the party to contest elections and ensure they have their representation "We have to mention Congress president Sonia Gandhi ji who has pushed your agenda sometimes silently but mostly openly and she has helped push a number of women forward Unfortunately we don’t have a woman president anymore So we have to compensate for that and see woman chief ministers in states We will work on that together" he said Gandhi also lauded the Congress general secretary and secretaries in Gujarat who launched a vigorous campaign in the state and connected very well with the workers and the people of the state and said their act needs to be replicated in other states too "I have seen the way the merger of the Congress state unit and people of Gujarat I want such work to be replicated in every state – respect public and hear them out and together systematically contest elections" he said He also lauded the role of Sheila Dikshit as the Delhi chief minister for many years for which the party respects her but who had to suffer a "nasty and untruthful" campaign against her Among others who were present at the function include Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad former union ministers Anand Sharma and and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and former union minister Mohsina Kidwai inaugurated the "I am Courage" workshop on Wednesday Click here for detailed coverage of Gujarat Assembly Election 2017We intend to buy the scanners.

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