Combining its loyalty card and the credit card, Air New Zealand has released plans to launch the new OneSmart card, which features the Airports membership on one side and an optional Prepaid Debit MasterCard on the other side.Announcing the new travel wallet in one card yesterday afternoon, the card can not only be used to use to skip the lines in New Zealand domestic check-in but can also be loaded with funds in four different currencies to make everyday purchases and shop online.Describing the new card as “functionally capable than any other NZ banking or loyalty card”, Air New Zealand head of loyalty Simon Pomeroy said it was destined to be a must have for all Kiwis.“OneSmart will be New Zealand’s most widely distributed debit card with more than 700,000 New Zealanders set to receive it over the next few weeks,” Mr Pomeroy explained.Other features of the card include no commission charge to load foreign currency, no charge for international ATM withdrawals as well as built with PayPass for quick transactions less than NZ$80.00.According to Air New Zealand, the card can be used at 32.9 million locations, including up to 1.9 million ATMs worldwide. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination Lenders across the U.S. appear to be offering borrowers a second chance at obtaining a mortgage by originating more subprime mortgages for borrowers with credit scores under 620.Equifax’s recent National Consumer Credit Trends Report found that subprime mortgage originations soared higher during the first five months of 2015.First mortgages, home equity installment (HE) loans, and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) all experienced an uptick in subprime originations compared to the same period last year. The amount of first mortgage originations to borrowers with subprime credit scores increased 30.5 percent, HE loans rose 29.5 percent, and HELOCs rose 20.4 percent.”It appears that American lenders still believe in second chances, and without subprime loans, there would be no second chances in the housing market.” Equifax explained that although subprime orginations are rising, overall, these originations are only a small portion of total originations across the mortgage lending sector. Additionally, the subprime origination numbers remain below figure seen before the Great Recession.HELOCs lending is slower than some of the other options, the report noted. Only 7,800 of the 525,000 HELOCs originated in the first five months of 2015 were considered subprime.”The data make it very clear that almost nobody is getting HELOCs if they don’t have a credit score above 620,” said Amy Crews Cutts, chief economist at Equifax. “But we are seeing a rise in first mortgage and home equity installment loan origination subprime shares.”She added, “It appears that American lenders still believe in second chances, and without subprime loans, there would be no second chances in the housing market. The underwriting on mortgages today is tough on everyone and we believe that the subprime lending that is happening is being underwritten even more carefully.”The data also found that lenders are working to reduce risk involved with subprime mortgage originations.”Despite the continuing rise in overall subprime originations, banks are still greatly limiting their high-risk exposure,” Cutts said. “The credit score of the borrower at the 10th percentile of newly originated first mortgages today is 650. For HELOCs, it’s 700. Looking back to the start of 2006, the credit score of the 10th percentile loan was 575 for a first mortgage and 645 for HELOCs. I think we are still a long way from the Goldilocks level of ‘just right.'”Key data on subprime originations from the Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report:Of the 3.26 million first mortgages originated year-to-date through May, 143,800 – or 4.6 percent – were issued to consumer with an Equifax Risk Score below 620.Of the more than 280,700 HE loans originated year-to-date, 30,900 – or 1.5 percent – went to those with low credit scores.As HE installment loan originations rose 22.4 from a year ago and surged to their highest level since 2008, subprime originations also jumped sharply, by 29.5 percent. The average origination loan amount of a new subprime HE loan also climbed, hitting $22,455 in May 2015 – up 11.6 percent from May 2014.Click here to view Equifax’s National Consumer Credit Trends Report, Subprime Mortgage Originations Rise During First Five Months of Year September 23, 2015 494 Views Share Credit Scores Equifax Lenders Subprime Mortgage Origination 2015-09-23 Staff Writer
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An array of voices: Five highlights from the Polaris Music Prize short list by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2018 7:14 am PDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Daniel Caesar performs at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March 25, 2018. Performers singing in at least five languages are among this year’s diverse selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck TORONTO – A dizzying array of musicians from distinctly different backgrounds round out this year’s selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees.Ten contenders were revealed for the $50,000 award, which goes to the best album from a Canadian artist or band. Among them is “Antisocialites” the second release from dream pop band Alvvays and “Freudian,” the breakout debut by R&B singer Daniel Caesar.Others on the short list include operatic tenor Jeremy Dutcher’s “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa,” where he duets with recordings captured in the Wolastoq language over a century ago and a punchy effort from rock band Weaves.The Polaris winner is chosen by a large team of journalists, broadcasters and bloggers, irrespective of genre or sales, and will be announced on Sept. 18 at a gala presentation held at Toronto’s Carlu. A webcast will be hosted by CBC Music.Here’s a look at several highlights from the full list of nominees:CAESAR’S REIGN: Rarely does a performer soar to the heights of Daniel Caesar in less than a year, but the Oshawa, Ont.-raised R&B singer’s debut “Freudian” was received like few other albums in recent memory. Its tender, soulful tracks created buzz on streaming music services before it captured the hearts of Grammy voters — scoring two nominations at the most recent awards show. The singer, born Ashton Simmonds, also sold out five nights in Toronto last December, making it seem like he almost came out of nowhere for many music listeners. His rise proves that while his fan base might be under the radar, but his music certainly isn’t.INDIGENOUS HISTORY: Two potent albums on the Polaris list dig up archival recordings from very different sources to spotlight for the damage levelled on Indigenous communities over the years. The Snotty Nose Rez Kids, a Vancouver-based duo, draw on audio samples from cartoons and Oprah’s talk show to provide a framework for their raps about racism in Canada on “The Average Savage.” Jeremy Dutcher’s debut album, “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa,” finds parallels between the trained operatic singer’s voice and audio captured nearly a century ago of his ancestors. Dutcher, who was raised partly in the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, sings the album entirely in the endangered Wolastoq language in hopes of preserving its roots.QUEBECOIS PRESENCE: Sounds from la belle province this year showcase a thriving community that can’t be pinned to one genre. The pensive and insular second album from pianist Jean-Michel Blais, “Dans ma main,” was recorded almost entirely between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Bursts of glam rock and sometimes jovial French pop carry Hubert Lenoir’s “Darlene,” an album that mainly tells the story of a young woman who falls for an American guy who visits Quebec City with a plan to commit suicide by jumping from Montmorency Falls. Congolese-Canadian Pierre Kwenders takes a totally different path on “Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time,” a punchy album sung in four languages and flavoured with inspirations from hip hop, electronic, and Afropop music.STONER ANTHEMS: Whether it’s singing about marijuana or playing into the dreamy world it inspires, a number of Polaris nominees find themes appropriately timed to the legalization of marijuana, set for this fall. Indie grunge duo Partner, from Sackville, N.B., open their debut album “In Search of Lost Time” with the song “Everybody Knows,” all about paranoid weed smokers, while Toronto pop rockers Alvvays drift into their own fantasies on “Antisocialites,” a collection of jangly guitar tracks led by singer Molly Rankin’s mesmerizing voice. It’s the second time the band has been up for the Polaris prize, after their 2014 debut scored a nomination as well.BACK AGAIN: Other contenders this year have experienced the embrace of the Polaris jury before, including Toronto-based expat Meghan Remy, who performs as U.S. Girls. She was in the running two years ago and returns with her 2018 album “In A Poem Unlimited,” a collaborative effort with other local musicians that explores the nuances of gender and politics. Only a year after first being shortlisted for the Polaris, Weaves is back with sharper compositions and more focused ideas on their second album “Wide Open.” Two of the tracks include the punctuation of Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, who took home the Polaris prize in 2014.Follow @dfriend on Twitter.
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According to the draft budget of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation that has been circulated among the councillors for their suggestions, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, bordering Afghanistan, "The Athletics Integrity Unit is pleased to announce a very comprehensive intelligence-based anti-doping programme for the IAAF World Championships,it may be argued that the times proclaim the man, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, believably. While in UK, said Circle Officer (Colonelganj),admitted that 387 cases have been filed against doctors for violating the Act.
Only candidates who have qualified the TET will be eligible for teaching jobs henceforth. It will be done later this week, said Pratap DighavkarDeputy Commissioner of Traffic Police Dighavkar and his team had studied the traffic patterns across vital stretches and junctions in the last three monthstaking peak hour notings to understand the length of traffic snarlsand the distances most affected in the crucial hours If you remove these vehicles in those crucial hoursyou allow for a smoother linear movement Besides the delay to a goods carrier is not as drastic as that faced by a commuter While studying the patternswe found that the same set of vehicles was getting stuck on the same stretches regularly? Sheikh Imran Abdulla, saying India has a very robust democracy and people fight back whenever the necessity arises. release a book and meet heads of various social groups during a visit to Madhya Pradesh beginning on Friday. Federal councilor Guy Parmelin,Divya Darji 1) bt Don Bosco (Matunga) 1 (John Godinho 1); St. At present, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: August 25, 2016 4:42 pm Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the crew of Omung Kumar directorial “Sarbjit” shot a few scenes inside the Golden Temple.
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As per The Hindu,police have arrested her brother Akbar; Ramzanbi (mother) Davalbi (sister) and Jilani (sister’s husband) They have been booked for murder and assault New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Myanmar on 5 September on his first bilateral state visit during which both sides are expected to ink a number of agreements and deliberate on key issues including exodus of Rohingya community Ways to deepen security and defence cooperation implementation of India-assisted development projects and the issue of cross border activities by certain insurgent groups along the India-Myanmar are likely to figure during Modi’s talks with leadership of the country during the three-day visit File image of Narendra Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi Reuters On 6 September the prime minister will hold wide-ranging talks with state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi covering entire expanse of bilateral relationship Sripriya Ranganathan joint secretary in-charge of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the external affairs ministry said She said the spate of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and exodus of the ethnic Rohingya minority will figure in the talks The prime minister will travel to Nay Pyi Taw the capital city of Myanmar from China where he will attend the annual BRICS summit On 5 September Modi will meet Myanmar president Htin Kyaw who is also hosting a banquet for the prime minister Ranganathan told reporters From Nay Pyi Taw Modi will proceed to an ancient city of Bagan where India is involved in development cooperation project Ranganathan said He will then travel to Yangon where he will have a series of engagements including interaction with the Indian community In Yagon the prime minister will visit the Shwedagon pagoda and will go to martyr’s mausoleum to pay tribute to General Aung San the Burmese nationalist leader who was assassinated General Aung is father of Suu Kyi Modi will visit a famous Hindu temple and shrine of Bahadur Shah Zafar Ranganathan said the visit will be an occasion for India to not only review the ongoing development cooperation partnership but also to focus on new areas of engagement "We regard this visit as an important visit and one in a series of ongoing interaction which we hope will continue in future" she said Asked about the Indian Army’s action last year along the India-Myanmar border Ranganathan said there was no misunderstanding between the two countries over the issue "I think it is very well known that actions were carried out along the border It is a difficult border It is a border on which the exact location of the boundary sometimes may be difficult to make out "I do not think there is any misunderstanding between us and the Myanmar government on what we sought to do" she said Myanmar is one of India’s strategic neighbours and shares a 1640-kilometre-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur She said there is full confidence on both sides about the intention of the governments There is concern and desire on both sides to prevent any hostile activities against India from soil of Myanmar Ranganathan said She said the problem of the activities of the insurgents along the India-Myanmar remained a matter of discussion between the leadership of Indian and Myanmar She said the Kaladan project and the trilateral high-way project will be discussed during the prime minister’s visit India would also convey to Myanmar about the kind of project it has on its priority list and whether it would like to partner with India in their execution "We will be guided by Myanmar government in its choice of projects" she said India has an overall commitment of $175 billion for developmental programmes in Myanmar "Myanmar is a very very important partner in our Act East policy and neighbourhood first policy" said Ranganathan On the exodus of Rohingya community she said "The issue of the Rakhine state is a matter of great concern There has been a prominent attack recently and a large no of people have lost their lives We have reached out to Myanmar government after the attacks on what can be done" Published: September 15 2014 12:07 am Related News As the waters begin to recede from Jammu and Kashmir another story is revealed — of a state government completely overpowered by a moment of unprecedented crisis In a first person account published in The Indian Express Chief Minister Omar Abdullah charged with not responding promptly or adequately to the disaster has explained some of the tremendous odds his government was battling In the first hours after tragedy struck he says the administration was shrunk to six people in a room with no means of communication or transport He speaks of key government buildings and installations including the secretariat the municipal offices the hospitals as well as the police and fire control rooms cut off by the deluge Of an administration crippled as Srinagar the state capital went under water Of a government watching in dismay as the crisis escalated beyond all calculations Nobody could have anticipated the worst floods in 50 years in J&K Abdullah has done well to take on the criticism and attempt to forthrightly communicate and explain the government’s point of view But this wholly unprecedented moment is not likely to be seen in isolation by the people of J&K and the challenge before Abdullah is to fight the perception that this current helplessness flows from a systemic failure of governance in the state To begin with there were warnings that the government ignored which meant that it faced the deluge totally unprepared A 2010 report by the flood control department of Jammu had spoken of the capital being submerged by an intense spell of rain yet the state government did little about it It did nothing to curb unregulated construction in flood basins and catchment areas which choked water bodies and added to the damage A report by the state remote sensing centre had pointed out that the lakes and water channels in Srinagar had shrunk by half over the last century The real problem for the Abdullah government is that its tenure so far is seen to be full of missed opportunities to address J&K’s long-running governance deficit The National Conference won the 2008 assembly election which saw people voting in record numbers on the promise of bijli sadak pani But that conversation could not be sustained the systems of local government remained broken and the state dispensation sank back into politics as usual As J&K heads towards another assembly election Abdullah will have to find a way to de-link the government’s present disarray from these larger failures In the months to come it will be tested on how it handles the mammoth task of rehabilitating flood victims reconstructing devastated towns and villages and re-establishing law and order This government’s credibility hangs in the balance For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 2 2015 3:14 am Related News Weeks of impasse in Jammu and Kashmir seem to be drawing to an end with the PDP and BJP reportedly having drawn up an “agenda for alliance” in order to form the state government This could be a coalition of opposites in many ways — for the first time the Hindu nationalist BJP would be sharing treasury benches with the PDP which has defined itself so far through a soft-separatist agenda Historically they have been ranged against each other on most of the contentious issues surrounding J&K But in the terms of alliance that are emerging the BJP seems prepared to soften some of its most enduring positions This process of give and take shows remarkable political agility but could it also raise new tensions The concerns of a party in the state government may not dovetail neatly with the posturing of the ruling party at the Centre Take Article 370 perceived to be one of the “core issues” that define the BJP It has long demanded the scrapping of the constitutional provision which gives J&K autonomy and its manifesto ahead of the Lok Sabha polls had staunchly reiterated the demand Though the first signs of flexibility came when Narendra Modi called for a “debate” on the issue in a Lok Sabha campaign speech talks with the PDP point to an even more radical compromise — under the proposed agenda Article 370 would be considered “inviolate” On dialogue with Pakistan the Narendra Modi government has been no pushover When Pakistan held meetings with Kashmiri separatist leaders the Centre promptly called off foreign secretary-level talks Now the BJP in J&K acknowledges the need to engage with Pakistan over PoK and even seems open to the idea of bringing the Hurriyat to the talks table On the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act a softened BJP appears more willing to consider phasing out the law from J&K If the agenda for alliance with the PDP is formalised the BJP faces an unprecedented test in the days ahead: can it speak in different voices at the Centre and state without suffering an identity crisis Will its assurances to the PDP turn out to be the compulsions of a political moment Or can it pull off a balancing act keeping faith with the people of J&K even as it soothes constituencies elsewhere For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government seems to be losing its loyal voter base in the form of Delhi autowallahs And so is also true of its migrant voter base It was the strong loyalty of the auto drivers towards AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal — who in 2014 promised Delhi citizens of an alternative politics and a clean government — that had catapulted the latter to the post of the chief minister of Delhi Representative image Reuters Butin two years there has been an apparent erosion in that loyalty and a shift has taken place from AAP to Janata Dal (United) A large number of autowallahs had recently met JD(U) leaders in Delhi and complained about the unfulfilled promises that Kejriwal had made during Delhi Assembly elections But why JD(U) A large number of auto-rickshaw drivers in Delhi are migrants from Bihar Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh and now after getting disillusioned with Kejriwal are looking up to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s party that can solve their problems in the national capital “It’s we the Delhi autowallahs who campaigned free of cost for Arvind Kejriwal and AAP in 2014 The party won with a huge mandate due to strong support from us But two years have passed and AAP government hasn’t fulfilled the promises it made to us prior to the elections If you consider Bihar there Nitishji has changed the picture of the state; whereas in Delhi the unrecognised colonies and settlements continue to be in shambles Often we have to buy water from tankers whereas Delhi government promised free water This is the irony” said Avadesh an auto-rickshaw driver from Sangam Vihar in south Delhi who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar This shift of allegiance is not limited to autowallahs alone; a chunk of AAP volunteers joined JD(U) on aSundayafternoon on 25 February?eyewitnesses recounted the horror of how around 50 armed men raided Patil?while art and music lessons go on till late evening.suggesting that there was a potential threat to the Olympics premises. 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(Source: Reuters) Top News Michelle Carter loves to let the tension build.At the Olympics she took it to extremes The American shot putter waited until her last throw Friday night to knock off arguably the best woman to ever compete in the event two-time defending champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand Now Carter has a gold medal to go with the silver one her longtime NFL defensive lineman father Michael Carter captured in the shot put at the 1984 Los Angeles Games It marks the first gold by an American woman in the event and just the second medal all-time She joins an exclusive club that until Friday only included Earlene Brown who won bronze at the 1960 Games “It’s not over till it’s over” said Carter who has a fashion line called Shot Diva “I knew it was a good throw but I didn’t know how far it could be” Let the record show that the throw went 2063 meters (67 feet 8 inches) to overtake Adams and break her own American record Adams had the final attempt of the evening but couldn’t come close to equaling the mark Anita Marton of Hungary was third “That was a big throw” said Adams who was going for an unprecedented third straight Olympic title in the event “You can never underestimate anybody especially Michelle She’s one of these people that can pop out anything especially in the last round “You have to expect the unexpected” This really shouldn’t have been that unexpected Carter won the title at world indoors in March on her last throw She also won at US trials a month ago on her last throw Just something they practice her father said “She has more too” Michael Carter proudly boasted “I said ‘If you do what I ask you to you can throw far How far is up to you’ “I’m numb right now” Michael Carter was a defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers on three Super Bowl-winning teams He said this doesn’t compare with all those rings or even his own Olympic medal It’s way better Growing up Michelle Carter didn’t know her dad threw the shot only that he played football In seventh grade Carter expressed a desire to try the shot put At first dad was a little hesitant thinking she was only trying to follow in his footsteps She wasn’t He worked with her through a record-breaking high school career and thought his coaching days were done once she went to the University of Texas But he was asked to help out so he drove from Dallas to Austin some 340 miles roundtrip every two weeks to offer some guidance Carter has blossomed into one of the world’s top throwers She set the American outdoor record of 2024 meters (66 feet 5 inches) in 2013 and broke the nation’s indoor mark with a throw of 2021 (66-3 }) to capture her world title in March When healthy Adams has been almost unbeatable in the event She’s a star in New Zealand though she may only be the second-best known of her 17 brothers and sisters outside of her country Her youngest brother Steven is a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder and famous for his distinctive mustache It’s been a tough road lately for Adams who’s had five surgeries over the last three seasons including knee surgery this time a year ago that had her wondering whether she would be ready for the Olympics She was but couldn’t bring home a third straight Olympic title “It’s a very hard thing to do and come away with” she said “I want New Zealand to know I threw my heart out there “I gave it my best shot This is the best I came up with today It’s a little bit disappointing” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: December 24 2015 1:43 am Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee during the Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav in Kolkata on Wednesday (Source: Partha Paul) Related News Following Delhi government’s footsteps in organising car-free days the state government is planning to soon make central Kolkata’s Lal Dighi and surrounding areas vehicle-free every weekend starting from Saturday evenings Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she has mooted a proposal to the commissioner of police and mayor of Kolkata to restrict traffic around the Lal Dighi area every weekend from 5 pm on Saturday till 10 pm Sunday effective from early 2016 “We have decided that the Lal Dighi area where offices are closed on Saturdays after five no vehicles will ply till Sunday night 10 pm” the Chief minister said at the inauguration of Biswa Bangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav near the lake adjacent to Writers Buildings “It might take some time to start the scheme and would start sometime next year” she added “We have done a lot of similar changes in Digha Darjeeling and Gangasagar If people live with a peace of mind they will prosper” the CM said The 10-day programme ending on January 1 is being hosted on a unique floating stage on the Lal Dighi Besides Lal Dighi the festival is also being held at Princep Ghat on the banks of the Ganga Lal Dighi or Dalhousie Square is surrounded by many heritage structures like the Writers’ Buildings GPO and Currency Building During the event Mamata also announced that the state government will provide a monthly honorarium of Rs 1000 to about 50000 traditional artists across West Bengal “These are artists who have been neglected for a long time now Our government will pay them an amount of Rs 1000 per month Besides they will also get an opportunity to work in advertisements and promotional campaigns” Mamata said She added that in order to boost dying art forms these artists would get the opportunity to work in nearly four government utsavs every month “Baul Bhatiyali singers were nearly lost We had made an endeavour to revive these forms of art and help these artists live with self respect” she said The CM also tried her hands on the dhamsa a traditional percussion instrument during the inauguration ceremony For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPhiladelphia: President Barack Obama delivered a powerful endorsement of his onetime rival Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday saying she is the most qualified person to succeed him at the White House Obama’s speech capped a night of tough talk about Republican Donald Trump from an array of heavyweight speakers including Vice President Joe Biden Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine and independent former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg US President Barack Obama AP Here are some key quotes from the third day of the convention in Philadelphia: Most qualified "I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not me not Bill nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America" — President Barack Obama with a nod to Clinton’s husband former president Bill Clinton Meaning of democracy "Our strength our greatness does not depend on Donald Trump In fact it doesn’t depend on any one person and that in the end may be the biggest difference in this election — the meaning of our democracy" — Obama Not a clue "He’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class Give me a break That’s a bunch of malarkey This guy doesn’t have a clue about the middle class — not a clue (.) He has no clue about what makes America great Actually he has no clue period" — Vice-President Joe Biden laying into Donald Trump Wrecking ball "Folks you cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth Not one word (.) Our nation it is just too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking empty-promising self-promoting one-man wrecking crew" — Senator Tim Kaine Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate Ultimate trust "As he’s serving our nation abroad I trust Hillary Clinton with our son’s life" — Kaine whose son is a Marine and deployed two days ago to Europe Con artist "Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business God help us I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one (.) We must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue" — independent former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg Inconceivable "He asked the Russians to interfere in American politics Think about that (.) As someone who was responsible for protecting our nation from cyber attacks it is inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be that irresponsible" — former CIA director and secretary of defense Leon Panetta on Trump’s suggestion that Russia hack into Clinton’s emails Sound of death "It takes about five minutes for church bells to ring 49 times. One minute for a gun to fire so many shots five minutes for bells to honor so many lives" — Christine Leinonen the mother of one of the 49 victims of the Orlando club massacre leaving delegates in tears with her poignant four-minute speech on the need for stronger gun laws Madam President "Speaking is difficult for me but come January I want to say these two words — Madam President" — former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot in the head in 2011 by a deranged gunman Healing hope Hillary "It’s healing time It’s hope time It’s Hillary time" — veteran civil rights activist Jesse Jackson urging delegates to repeat the phrase with him Paris: French security forces have shot and arrested a man suspected of being behind an attack on soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday security sources told AFP File image of a French soldier AP The man aged in his late 30s was intercepted on a motorway north of the French capital in the vehicle used to drive into the soldiers the sources said asking not to be named because they were not authorised to speak One source close to the case said the man had been stopped at the wheel of a BMW driving towards the northern port of Calais A second legal source added "The arrested individual born in 1980 is suspected to be the culprit" of the assault in the Levallois-Perret area of Paris at around 800 am (local time) "He was driving the vehicle we were looking for and tried to flee" the source added leading police to open fire Six soldiers were injured —none seriously —after a BMW quickly accelerated and struck them outside their barracks in a quiet street in the upmarket Levallois-Perret area Since 2015 France has seen a string of assaults that has left more than 230 people dead Security forces have been repeatedly targeted by extremists inspired by the Islamic State group Patna: BJP Bihar unit took out a ‘Jan Raksha March’ (march for protection to the people) in Patna on Monday to protest the killing of its workers in Kerala by those allegedly enjoying the patronage of CPM the main constituent of the ruling Left Democratic Front in that state Representational image AFP Hundreds of BJP workers took part in the march which commenced at the party’s state headquarters here and concluded at the historic Gandhi Maidan a couple of kilometres away Addressing party workers Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai said most incidents of killings of BJP workers in Kerala were reported from the home district of Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan which hints at the patronage enjoyed by the attackers "The BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national president Amit Shah is on its way to achieving national footprint and our workers will not take such intimidatory tactics lying down Even after CPM depletes its cache of ammunition there will be no dearth of BJP workers ready to take it on without any fear" he said BJP workers are capable of responding to violence but they are disciplined and believe in democracy he added Meanwhile RJD leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav in a statement questioned the permission granted to BJP for taking out the march when his party was denied it "I wish to ask Chief Minister Nitish Kumar whether law is different for those in power and those in the opposition He should explain why our workers were not allowed to take out a march to Raj Bhavan on October 12 in protest against Srijan scam and why BJP was allowed to take out the Jan Raksha March" he said here in a statement Written by Sona Bahadur | Published: February 5 2017 12:01 am Vividly embedded in my food memories are the markets and produce of the season I recall early morning trips to the Ghaziabad subzi mandi with my grandparents Related News My first memory of food is of my mother feeding me choori in winter In fact this is my first memory of anything I remember lolling like a queen on mum’s lap relishing every mouthful of the Punjabi crumble made of leftover parathas jaggery and ghee I felt precious and loved During my time as a food writer and editor I have eaten my weight in sugary treats from across the planet yet nothing quite matches the delight I feel each time I get a whiff of this simple baby food Was it the best dessert I have ever eaten No Was it simply a very good choori made perfect by the moment — the icy weather the warmth of home and of my mum’s smile Absolutely I’m reminded of that iconic passage from Remembrance of Things Past where Marcel Proust dips a madeleine in his lime-blossom tea and suddenly finds himself back in the small town of Combray on the coast of Normandy Choori was my madeleine moment Blame it on the part of the brain called the hippocampus (one in each hemisphere) that is critical for memory Finding food is so important to survival that it is clear that the hippocampus is primed to form memories about and around food As MFK Fisher mused in the preface to her food memoir Gastronomical Me: “It seems to me that our three basic needs for food and security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others” Winter in particular triggers memories and emotions from the past more poignantly than any other season There’s something about sticking a spoon into a bowl of freshly made carrot halwa that epitomises comfort Delhi where I spent much of my childhood will always call to mind hazy mornings with piercing cold crisp air and the smell of roasted peanuts hanging over the streets I visualise black urad lentils bubbling over slow fires buttery mustard greens to be mopped up with fresh corn rotis radishes cooked with their leaves and the feasts of the winter holidays which we celebrated with layered stuffed parathas chana bhatura and almond-topped pinni I grew up around amazing intuitive home cooks The magic of my grandmother’s signature dish dark tea-infused chana masala cooked with ginger and dried pomegranate seeds came not merely from the sheer pleasure of the food It was a taste of Dadima’s youth in Lahore of Gujranwala’s orchards laden with juicy blood-red maltas of a homeland before it was torn apart by Partition Her older sister whom we fondly called Didi Aunty wowed us with her keema pie Her recipe was simple extolling the forbidden delights of eggs and butter and calories She warned against the fear of ghee insisting that some amount of fat is essential for good cooking sharp brains and joyful eating The culinary rivalry between the two sisters kept us constantly amused Each had her own loyal fan following Vividly embedded in my food memories are the markets and produce of the season I recall early morning trips to the Ghaziabad subzi mandi with my grandparents Heaving with the season’s bounty — green garbanzo beans or chholia bunches of leafy bathua sarson and methi purple-topped gongloo or turnips — the market was a celebration of everything precious On the way back we would stop to buy syrupy jalebis to dunk in scalding hot milk and devour while they were still crisp Winter is not my favourite season But each time I feel glum about the short days and the cold I remind myself that there’s a lot to celebrate from bajra khichri to doodh jalebi And choori At Welham in Dehradun where I studied for four years bowls of soupy Maggi noodles were the mainstay of secret midnight feasts in the dormitory “Saturday pudding” a jam-laced custard trifle served in the boarding school’s dining hall marked the start of the weekend I would eagerly look forward to outings with my local guardian Khurana uncle Come Sunday his trusty white Ambassador would drive my friend Soni and me straight to Ellora’s the local bakery famed for its chocolate eclairs coconut macaroons and cream rolls Bliss It wasn’t till I began travelling as a food writer that I discovered the staggering range of comfort food across India: in restaurants dhabas and street stalls and above all in home kitchens where cooks have welcomed me and shown me how they feed their families The dishes represent just half the culinary picture; the rest emerges in conversations Over the years I have come to realise that these staples are more ritual than meal their backstory the memory of togetherness and shared joy hardships and adversity On my first visit to Amritsar my friend Gayatri Peshawaria who runs a gourmet catering service treated me to Pal da Dhaba The hole-in-the-wall eatery serves the best kharode (lamb trotters soup) in town Over a bowl of the rib-sticking broth Gayatri shared her association with the dhaba which she would visit as an eight-year-old along with her grandfather “We would get a smoking hot plate of paya with crisp tandoori roti Dada would urge me to slather white butter on the roti and plunge into the gelatinous spicy gravy ‘This is what Superman eats It’s the food of champions’ I’ve been hooked ever since” At Suryagarh in Jaisalmer I discovered the simple goodness of bajra khichri a dish I cannot do without today After a day of shooting a food feature I sat down to savour the gruel of coarsely pounded millet served with ghee and jaggery On the table were several other seasonal specials including chaulai ka saag mogri ki sabzi and makki ka raab It was a mouthwatering spread When I landed in Kolkata in 2014 during the thick of winter I had one goal in mind: to get my hands on nolen gur the famed date palm jaggery which is the quintessence of the Bengali winter eating experience En route to Sonartori a Bengali-themed restaurant at Ganga Kutir in Raichak I stopped at Joynagar for moa a seasonal delicacy prepared from nolen gur and puffed rice The cloyingly sweet laddoo left me underwhelmed Fortunately chef Sumanta Chakrabarty’s divine creations at Sonartori — nolen gurer payesh made with Gobindo Bhog rice jol bhara sandesh and nolen gur rasgollas — changed my mind It was love at first bite Sumanta recalled how as a four year old he would visit a small village called Hiranpur in Chhota Nagpur Plateau on the border of Bengal and Bihar to meet his grandparents during winter vacations “My grandmother would pamper me with nolen gur pithe and moa The gur was from our ancestral land there Grandfather and I would set out every other day to collect gur and green gram by bullock cart” At a pop-up hosted by northeast food curator Gitika Saikia I got a taste of na khuwa bhooj or the new harvest feast celebrated in the months of November and December in Assam On the menu were gahori lai-xaak or broad mustard greens cooked with pork fat and meat paro jalukiya a peppery pigeon curry cooked with small baby potatoes and loads of pepper and kumura haanh or ash gourd with duck meat The farmers’ festival coincides with the wedding season in Assam Gitika told me that in Upper Assam among her tribe Sonowal Kachari the status of a guest is determined by what he or she is served Duck meat means you are a VIP and goose meat elevates you to a VVIP “You still have some way to go’ she teased For an anniversary issue of the magazine I edited dum maestro Imtiaz Qureshi made a sublime shab degh the famed slow-cooked stew of mutton balls and fried turnips its two main ingredients impossible to tell apart The octogenarian was in his element delighting us with anecdotes from his extraordinary career as he cooked The Padma Shri awardee placed shab degh within the great tradition of one-meal dishes like biryani haleem and khichra all of which evolved out of a need to feed the army “Shab degh was a simple rustic Kashmiri dish which was refined by the nawabs of Awadh Use the cut of the shoulder and cook it in a stock of paya It makes all the difference” he shared The meltingly tender meat fell apart in my mouth It was easily one of the best meals of my life The part certain recipes play in people’s lives fascinates me I love how food becomes a vehicle a mode of storytelling For Delhi-based pastry consultant Kishi Arora banarasi matar cheewda made with flattened rice and peas is a joyful family ritual “It’s a time-consuming recipe that involves lots of roasted and ground masalas so we share the labour My grandmother used to make it in winter Now when mum makes it it’s a way to celebrate her side of the family” Chef Amit Pamnani grew up eating poppy seed halwa or khuskhus jo sheero made by grinding soaked khuskhus and cooking it with ghee milk and sugar “It was one of the sweets prepared during winter at my nani’s place As kids we used to get impatient and ended up helping her out so it cooked faster and we could enjoy it” I could go on and on So many dishes What do they have in common Each one is designed not only to nourish but to satisfy soothe and indulge Nostalgia is a key ingredient in them all an abstract craving for comfort translated into sweet savoury or spicy I don’t know why we hold on to these first tastes so strongly But I do know they are an incredibly important force guiding us in the kitchen They testify to the role the brain plays in the rich sensory experience that takes place every time we eat More than merely delicious they are edible archives of our emotions Winter is not my favourite season But each time I feel glum about the short days and the cold I remind myself that there’s a lot to celebrate from bajra khichri to doodh jalebi And choori Sona Bahadur is an independent food writer and photographer based in Mumbai She is the former editor of BBC Good Food Magazine India For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAs the news of the much-awaited Cabinet expansion started coming in on Tuesday forenoon one was truly missing the excitement and wondering if the event had not lost its sheen While the media got into the motion of pretending that it was dealing with a real big event the names of the new entrants into the Cabinetfailed to arouse much enthusiasm With a few exceptions most were little known faces with hardly much to show by way of accomplishments There was a time when a Cabinet reshuffle or remoulding of the council of ministers used to be the biggest news of the day and would make banner headlines on the front pages of newspapers Those were the days when despite a few distortions creeping into the system of governance the government was still being run on the basis of a cabinet system that functioned within the parameters of a parliamentary system and the prime minister was just a little more than “the first among the equals” Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his new Cabinet ministers PIB Ministers were established leaders in their own right and enjoyed political stature as well as mass following There could be honest differences of opinion within the cabinet – remember the serious differences between former prime minister Indira Gandhi and her finance minister Morarji Desai – and issues could be freely discussed and debated However things have come a long way since then and the cabinet system itself is under severe strain The unpalatable fact is that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been for a long time functioning as a super-cabinet Its position of primacy has been further strengthened and crystallised under Prime Minister Narendra Modi who seems to believe that India has a presidential form of government People have forgotten that until Jawaharlal Nehru’s death the prime minister’s secretariat used to be very small and the PMOcame into being under super bureaucrat LK Jha when Lal Bahadur Shastri became the country’s prime minister It took large strides towards becoming a kind of super-cabinet under Indira Gandhi However even Indira Gandhi had ministers in her government who could express their opinions and who ran their ministries themselves something that is sorely missing in the Modi government It is an open secret that even those cabinet ministers who have had a long political career and who have served as chief ministers of important states do not count for much and are often kept in the dark about the doings of their own ministries To some extent this process had started under Manmohan Singh whenthe corridors of power in Lutyens’ Delhi were abuzz with the talk that a lot of files used to go to Planning Commission vice-chairman and well-known Singh protégé Montek Singh Ahluwalia PN Dhar who headed Indira Gandhi’s PMO for five years frankly admits: “A prime minister is certainly the most powerful person in a parliamentary democracy” However he goes on to caution: “He is at the apex but the apex it must be remembered is only a small part of the pyramid Regardless of constitutional and other restraints the personal power of the prime minister is limited by the constraint of time and the sheer size of government A day cannot be stretched beyond a few hours" "No one howsoever capable can master the complexities of international affairs economic policies defence and security problems and the complex host of thorny questions which daily land on his desk The quality of a prime minister’s leadership depends on how and when he realizes the limits of power and having done so is clear about the uses to which he puts the power at his command How he relates the apex to the rest of the structure determines the reach of his influence and sets the tone and temper of his government and administration” Dhar said Has Narendra Modi been able to realise the limits of his power and has he been able to relate the apex to the rest of the structure The question can be answered in full measure only after he completes five years in office However one can certainly hazard a guess on the basis of the last two years’ experience All indications so far tell us that all power has been centralised in his PMO and it has become the place where most decisions are taken This has taken a toll on the collective functioning of the government and the cabinet system under which the cabinet that is answerable to Parliament deliberates and takes decisions As Dhar points out no single person can be the repository of all knowledge and there is a limit to overstretching Modi’s penchant for going solo is not ideally suited to govern a vast country with intractable problems It does not require great intelligence to see that the cabinet expansion has been effected keeping in view the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat next year This explains the induction of Dalit and OBC ministers in such numbers It is also ironical that a prime minister who often criticised his predecessor for having a large ministry and whose poll slogan was “Minimum government maximum governance” has within two years been forced to match the size of the previous government If Manmohan Singh’s government had 78 ministers so does Narendra Modi’s By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 23 2017 5:46 am Farid being produced in court on Wednesday (Source: Express photo) Top News A local court has extended the police custody of accused Harmehtab Singh Rarewala aka Farid for two more days after his three-day police custody ended Wednesday Police had sought Farid’s custody for three days However the court granted an extension of two-days Seeking an extension of his custody Chandigarh police pleaded in the court that they require to keep Farid under their custody to nab the prime accused Balraj Singh Randhawa who continues to be at large Police further told the court that Farid informed them about Randhawa’s whereabouts for which he needs to be taken to Amritsar Watch What Else Is Making News: While pressing its case for an extension of Farid’s custody Chandigarh police informed the court that Farid had been repeatedly changing his statements about Randhawa’s whereabouts The court hence directed the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case “…if the accused again resile from his statement recorded under Section 27 of the Evidence Act he should be produced before the Duty Magistrate in district courts in Amritsar” Granting a two-day police remand the court observed “The accused is continuously resiling from the statement however to facilitate the investigation this court is of opinion that a two-day remand is sufficient to trace Randhawa from Amritsar” The court gave directions to the IO that when accused is taken to Amritsar for investigation his medical test should be conducted and a daily dairy report (DDR) entry should be made Pointing out that the police has yet to recover the mobile phone which Farid had allegedly given to one Partap Singh in Bangalore the court said “Despite a six-day police remand no efforts have been made by the Investigating Officer as per the police file to take the accused to Bangalore for recovery of the mobile phone from there” The court further pointed out that the police was seeking a remand on the same ground “After going through the file when the remand was first sought ( February 16) it was mentioned that the police remand of accused is necessary for recovery of vehicle (BMW) and for the recovery of his mobile phone with the sim card” Meanwhile a team of forensic experts from CFSL again inspected the BMW car used in the crime to find out if the accused got it repaired after running over Akansh Sen DSP (central) Ram Gopal said a total one dozen police parties were stationed at different places including Khanna Patiala and Amritsar where the relatives of Randhawa are settled He said all the relevant record related to the BMW and post-mortem report highlighting the nature and size of injuries has been handed over to the forensic experts For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Oneida | Updated: July 8 2017 4:45 pm Aditi Ashok produced five birdies in the back-nine to be four-under through 12 holes (Source: USA Today Sports) Top News Indian golfer Aditi Ashok produced five birdies in the back-nine to be four-under through 12 holes when play was stopped on account of inclement weather and fading light at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic here Aditi who shot two-under 70 on first day is now six- under and moved up from Tied-58th to Tied-24th with six more holes to go Playing alongside one of the legends of the game Karrie Webb who won her first Major the Women’s British Open in 1995 long before Aditi was born the Indian 19-year-old held her own as she started from the 10th She ran up four straight birdies from 12th to the 15th and added another on 17th A dropped shot on first one her second nine saw her at four-under for the day and six-under for the tournament Karrie Webb is on the cut line at three-under for the tournament She is even par for 11 holes in second round and is on the green on 12th with a crucial putt Australia’s Katherine Kirk leads the field at -13 after the morning wave of players with an impressive round of eight-under 63 The veteran of 13 years on LPGA Kirk is seeking her third career LPGA title Three birdies and a bogey on the front nine turned out to be just a foothold for an even more impressive back nine Kirk picked up a 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In Opening? who survived the hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 in September 1986, Now it’s back to work. pictwittercom/1I7C5lwRFV — Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) January 7 2016 Mahesh who left on a holiday in the third week of December spent two weeks in Switzerland with his wife Namrata Shirodkar and two kids Gautam and Sitara Throughout the course of the trip Namrata was posting pictures on her official Facebook page Mahesh will join the fresh schedule of “Brahmotsavam” next week For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: October 25 2009 3:03 am Related News Last weeks election results confirm that the political map of India is radically changed There is only one political party left on the national landscape because the Bharatiya Janata Party can now be officially declared dead It has been committing slow suicide since its defeat in the 2004 general election but it managed to stay alive on one mans hope that he would one day become Prime Minister This created a false sense of vitality Butwhen Shri Lal Krishna Advani gave up this hope after the partys second defeat last Maythe BJP was left in the hands of a president who put the party out of its suffering by becoming a guillotine If Rajnath Singh will be remembered at all by historyhe will be remembered as the BJPs executioner Whoever appointed this mediocreprovincial politician to such high office could not have anticipated this hidden talent In recent months after Shri Advani went into semi-retirementthe BJP president did extraordinary damage to the partys already crumbling structure He dismissed regional leaders with proven abilitiespromoted scumtook reckless decisionspermitted high corruption and took not one step that brought the BJP closer to revival or hope There are now so many crooks in the upper echelons of the BJP that Delhi abounds with stories of a commercial transaction over the Haryana election According to the political grapevine the BJP resorted to match-fixing to lose in Haryana so that the business interests of some important people would not be hurt by a change in government If corruption was the BJPs only problemthere might still be hope Corruptionas Indira Gandhi so memorably saidis a global phenomenon It certainly is an Indian one Most political parties these days are filled with young heirs whose main reason for entering public life is to make easy money There is no easier way to make pots and pots of ill-gotten money in India than to enter politics Soif BJP officials are enthusiastically lining their pocketsit should not be held against them Speaking of whichI tried to find out what happened to the Rs 2 crore that mysteriously disappeared from party coffers last December and discovered only that the matter has been hushed up Butif a political party can be so casual about the loss of such a large amount of cash it gives us an itsy-bitsy glimpse of just how much money has been made by party officials The BJPs demise has not been brought on by corruption but by serious political ineptitude After the defeat in Maharashtraparty officials clutched haplessly at the Raj Thackeray straw They went endlessly on to endless TV shows to say that 42 constituencies were affected by Raj Thackerays ability to arouse Marathi chauvinism What they appear to have not noticed is that Thackeray did as well as he did because he succeeded in projecting himself as the only opposition leader in Maharashtra He mocked the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party leaders for not being able to provide electricity and clean water even in their own constituencies He pointed out that in ten years of rulethe government had been unable to improve living standards in Mumbai or Maharashtra Not a single BJP leader was able to do this because in Maharashtra there is nobody in the BJP to whom the word leader could even loosely apply As for Arunachal Pradeshif there is ever a real chintan baithak the BJPs senior leaders need to ask why Kiran Riiju left them for the Congress Party He is youngbrightvery political and every inch the sort of man that Indian politics desperately needs Why did he leave So then What happens now I agree with Arun Shourie when he says that the need of the hour is to bomb the headquarters Butwhen he suggested in his interview to The Indian Express editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta that the only hope was for the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh to take the party overI nearly fainted with horror This is not a solution It is the kiss of death The RSS has not had a new idea since the 1930 when it made the weird couture decision to dress its rank and file in khaki knickers Not a single RSS leader has a political idea worth discussing and on the cultural front they need to begin by first learning the fundamentals of Indian culture Forget so big an idea What about just committing its khaki knickers cadre to cleaning the Ganga and the Yamuna What the BJP needs is to reincarnate itself into a proper political party with inner party democracydiscussion and debate At the moment it is no more than a poor imitation of the Congress Party Andwho in their right mind will vote for that For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Pune | Updated: January 16 2017 8:48 am Virat Kohli celebrates after Hardik Pandya and R Ashwin take the team over the line against England in Pune on Sunday Reuters Top News YUVRAJ SINGH and MS Dhoni had left within the space of nine balls On the eve of his first-ever ODI in-charge Virat Kohli had reiterated on a few occasions about how he had to now take up more responsibility of batting through the innings He had also spoken about the importance of having that tag-team of Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh back in the middle to shore up his arsenal But here in what could best be described as tepid dismissals both Dhoni and Yuvraj were gone India were 63/4 England had earlier in the day posted their highest-ever ODI score 350/7 against India Now we know Kohli loves run-chases He gets a high off them His numbers in this scenario are outrageous and well-documented Here he seemed to be facing an insurmountable task Not so much because of the target facing him He’d helped India surpass 350+ totals before But he now only had Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya to come with still 287 runs to get So he chose to do what he does best Just bat on As far as the English were concerned nothing had changed from when they left before Christmas The ball was of a different colour they themselves were donning colour they had a different captain in-charge and they were if anything more on top of India than they had been during the split tour But still Kohli kept finding the boundary Kohli kept scoring runs Nothing seemed to have changed for Kohli either And eventually he scored his 27th ODI ton to lead India in yet another successful run-chase this time sharing a partnership with Jadhav that he would call one of the best of his career Jadhav might have come in and stolen the show But it was Kohli who commenced the counterattack He smashed David Willey who had already snared one of the openers and would add the other one to his tally soon over wide long-on for six He did so after jumping out of his crease despite this being only the fifth delivery of his innings From there on it was just Kohli holding court Whenever you think these days that you’ve seen it all from Kohli he surprises you On Sunday he struck two such shots One was a whippy flick drive wide of mid-on off a ball that was way outside his off-stump and he had met after jumping out of his crease The second was a six he hit of Chris Woakes with a straight bat off a short of length delivery that rose to near his chest and flew over mid-wicket The first came when India had lost their openers and the second came much later in his innings after he and Jadhav had snatched the momentum away from the English without ever looking like they were going gung-ho about it You would ideally imagine a target of 350 being chased down by a team that goes hell for leather from the word go But Kohli seemed content with conquering this Everest by taking the stairs with a few leaps and jumps in between of course The secret to the Kohli-Jadhav stand was that they never let the English build any pressure When they weren’t playing some outrageous shots they were sprinting across the wickets with great regularity In fact by the time they brought up their 150-run stand they had only conceded 22 dot balls to the opposition They were killing England softly The required run-rate remained stagnant at around 73 for most of their partnership and it was only once Kohli and Jadhav cut loose did it shift and that too in India’s favour When Kohli and Jadhav departed after their respective centuries it was that other missing piece in India’s ODI setup that needed that was in the spotlight as Hardik Pandya walked out to bat For once he looked calmer than the situation itself and managed to see the team through without much fuss Like Kohli and Jadhav he too stuck to tapping the ball around but found the boundary when it mattered most and in the end probably answered his captain’s call for a finisher too It was a run-chase where India always seemed to keep themselves ahead despite the score-board showing on many occasions that they were way behind the eight-ball No wonder then that Kohli counted this as one of his ‘special’ run-chases “We figured out how to tackle the situation We thought we could play percentage cricket and keep taking that calculated risks in the middle The ball travels very very fast here We could hit sixes to put that pressure every now and then on the opposition We chased 350 a couple of times before but not from 63/4 Something really special and stay with me for a long time” Kohli would say “Kedar and I had a gut feel We thought if we get the score past 150 160 together still with four down we had a great chance We kept looking at the numbers of balls and numbers of runs needed Once it was below 10 we were confident” he added Brief scores: England 350/7 in 50 overs (Jason Roy 73 off 61 balls Joe Root 78 off 95 balls Ben Stokes 62 off 40 balls Hardik Pandya 2 for 46 Ravindra Jadeja 1 for 50) vs India 356/7 481 overs (Virat Kohli 122 off 105 balls Kedar Jadhav 120 off 76 balls Hardik Pandya 40* off 37 balls David Willey 2 for 47) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: ANI | Johannesburg | Updated: July 9 2016 2:11 pm Dustin Johnson has joined the chorus of players pulling out of next month’s Rio Olympics (Source: AP) Top News World number two golfer Dustin Johnson has joined the chorus of players pulling out of next month’s Rio Olympics over increasing fears about the Zika virus Brazil has been most affected by the mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean It is known to cause the head-shrinking microcephaly and other birth defects The 32-year-old who recently won his first major title at the US Open Golf Championship said in a statement released by his agent that it would be ‘irresponsible’ on his part to put his family at risk as he hopes to expand his family with fiancee Paulina Gretzky Sport24 reported READ:Why the Zika virus is causingalarm Johnson who has a one-year-old son said that he took the decision after ‘much careful consideration’ and ‘discussion with both my family and my team’ With this decision Johnson has joined a host of golfers to withdraw from this year’s Olympics which includes Rory McIlroy Jason Day Adam Scott Louis Oosthuizen Charl Schwartzel Marc Leishman and Vijay Singh Zika virus: Here’s everything you need toknow Golf which is making its return in Olympics after a century-long absence has now lost three of its biggest stars after the withdrawal of four-time major champion McIlroy and world number one Day last month For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jaithirth Rao | Published: August 4 2010 2:23 am Related News An NRI friend of mine was arguing with me that we should send the army against Maoists/ Naxalites/ whatever-you-may-call-them I disagreedcouching my arguments not in idealistic but in realistic terms In a large heterogeneous country like India where religiousethniclinguistictribal and caste divides exist there will always be tension between different groups and forces Such a situation requires a nuanced approachnot a simplistic one We need to allow for many voices to keep talking; talking is the central feature of a democracy and over time (extending into years and decades)we talk ourselves out of old problems and then start talking about new problems It is my argument thatin our battered republicthe much-maligned politician is actually doing a very good job at this Consider the Nagas Their insurrection and demand for independence pre-dates the Kashmir issue We have been talking to various Naga leaders as long as I can remember Nehru talked with them Morarjibhai talked with them Manmohan Singh talks with them But we have conceded nothing of substance We have separated the Naga majority districts of Assam and created the state of Nagaland Beyond thatnot much has happened We have not agreed to their demand for inclusion of parts of Manipur in Nagalandand rightly so we have to worry about Manipuri sentimentsdont we If the decibel level gets too highwe are always willing to appoint a commission to study the issues and make recommendations. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: August 31, For any bid to be even made, Watch how housemates get emotional on meeting #ManuPunjabi after such a long time!the world of web-series but the show’s first episode assures the quality.
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With inputs from agencies. We have been protesting against such unjustified fee hikes for the past three years." Regardless of devout Christian Luiz’ generous words Aguero faces a four match ban — on account of already serving one suspension this season — whilst Fernandinho could face further measures from the Football Association (FA) for shoving Cesc Fabregas into the crowd. 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are not overworked and thus risking injury India play Australia New Zealand and Sri Lanka in consecutive series at home before playing a T20 tri-series in the island nation and the IPL “It’s a very difficult one I’ve got some sympathy for the BCCI itself in trying to work out which dates Of course we are trying to have [the Test] as early as New Year start as possible” said CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat last week “They are looking at travel arrangements dates when they finish the last fixture I wouldn’t put our team on a flight the very next day after they complete a game You need a day or two at home So these are the logistics we are grappling with” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 4 2017 11:36 pm The National Green Tribunal (Express Photo) Top News The EDMC’s proposal to set up an alternative landfill site in Ghonda Gujran in east Delhi was today rejected by an NGT-constituted panel on the grounds of the site being situated in an environmentally-sensitive zone near the Yamuna river the mayor said Senior officials of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation including its Commissioner discussed about the proposed site spread over 150 acres which falls in zone ‘O’ “The NGT-constituted principal committee rejected our proposal to set up the site at Ghonda Gujran near Maujpur saying the area near Yamuna is ecologically sensitive and ‘khadar’ (low-lying alluvial soil area located next to a river)” East Delhi Mayor Neema Bhagat told PTI Before allotting of any site by the DDA to the civic bodies a clearance from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is mandatory The principal committee has 19 members she said The meeting came close on the heels of an accident in east Delhi triggered by the collapse of a portion of the towering Ghazipur landfill in which two people lost their lives and five others were injured “People of Ranikhera are protesting so EDMC experts have identified a spot near the Ghazipur landfill Now the waste is being diverted there Since it is also Eid time so a lot of animal waste is being generated So it is important that those waste are disposed appropriately to prevent any health hazard” she said In the wake of the accident on Friday Lt Governor Anil Baijal had on Saturday imposed a ban on dumping of garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site and the waste meant for it was to be diverted to a temporary site in Ranikhera near the Delhi-Haryana border However the decision was met with angry protests from the residents of Ranikhera who vowed not to let the garbage being dumped there The mayor said the 45-m high landfill at Ghazipur was saturated in 2002 only and the civic body has been “looking for an alternative site for long time but a clearance from the NGT is needed” The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) manages the landfill site that was started in 1984 and is spread over 29 acres According to officials the permissible height for a garbage dump is 20 metres Every day 2500-3000 metric tonnes of garbage are dumped at the Ghazipur site The humongous heap sits like a Leviathan with eagles and crows circling even as the stench from the mountain of trash fills the air In the wake of the ban on dumping of garbage at Ghazipur earlier a decision was taken to divert the waste to Bhalswa landfill site (about 50-metre high) but as it is already used way beyond its saturation a new site in Ranikhera was identified Incidentally the EDMC in last November had signed an MoU with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for using the solid waste from the site in the construction of Delhi-Meerut Expressway a section of the NH-24 “The NHAI has assured the L-G that it will begin the process of lifting segregating and processing of the solid waste by November 2017 for its use in road construction” the mayor said “We will meet the L-G to see how we can resolve the issue of finding an alternative landfill site” Bhagat said The other major dumping sites in the city are in Okhla and Narela-Bawana Meanwhile Leader of Congress in North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mukesh Goel today hit out at the BJP-led corporation and said the “situation of Bhalswa site is explosive” and if the waste dumping is not stopped there there would be protests For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News
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