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Wreckage of missing Su-30 found

first_imgThe wreckage of the Su-30 fighter aircraft of the Air Force that went missing near Tezpur in Assam was found on Friday.“The wreckage was found close to the last known position of the aircraft. As of now, the weather is bad and the place has dense foliage,” sources in the Air Force said.The wreckage was located 9,000 feet on the spur of a hill, officials said. Efforts were on to send in a team of IAF’s Garud commandos through a helicopter. However, it is contingent upon the weather.The aircraft with two pilots was on a routine training mission on Tuesday morning as part of a two aircraft formation. It lost radar and radio contacts with the controlling station at 11:10 hrs. The last reported location was 60 km north-west of Tezpur.Su-30 fighter jets, C-130 aircraft, Advanced Light Helicopters and Chetak helicopters were pressed in for the search and rescue efforts but bad weather hampered the efforts on Wednesday. The rescue mission was resumed in full scale on Thursday.last_img read more

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Jagannath’s return car festival held in Puri

first_imgLakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad witnessed Lord Jagannath’s ‘Bahuda Yatra’ — the return car festival — which was held in this seaside pilgrim town amid tight security on Sunday.The three deities — Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra — ended their annual nine-day sojourn to Sri Gundicha Temple, their birth place, and returned to Sreemandir or Shri Jagannath Temple on three majestic wooden chariots during the ‘Bahuda Yatra’Special rituals Special rituals were performed before the deities were taken out of the Sri Gundicha Temple and placed on the three colourfully decorated chariots for the return journey, amid chants of ‘Jai Jagannath’ and ‘Hari Bol’The deities were taken to their chariots in an elaborate ritual called ‘Pahandi’ to the beating of gongs, cymbals and blowing of conch shells.Lord Jagannath was ensconced in the largest of the three chariots — the 45-foot-high ‘Nandighosh’, Balabhadra in 44-foot-high ‘Taladhwaja’ and Subhadra in 43-foot- high ’Darpadalan’Gajapati Maharaja of Puri Dibyasingha Deb performed the ‘Chhera Pahanra’ ritual. He offered prayers to the deities and then swept the platforms of the chariots with a golden broom and sprinkled flowers and fragrant water.The chariots were then pulled by devotees amid gaiety and devotion on ‘Bada Danda’ — the grand avenue leading to Shri Jagannath Temple – up to the Lion’s Gate in front of the Jagannath Temple, where they would be stationed till July 25.The deities, who had embarked on the nine-day sojourn to the Sri Gundicha Temple during the Rath Yatra on July 14, would finally re-enter the 12th century shrine and again be placed on the ‘Ratna Simhasana’, the bejewelled throne, following a ceremony called ‘Neeladribije’Ahead of ‘Neeladribije’, the deities would be decorated with ‘suna besha’ or golden attire, on Monday on their chariots, which attracts a large number of devotees.Over 3,000 police personnel were deployed in the pilgrim town besides Central para-military forces to ensure smooth celebrations of the ‘Bahuda Yatra’, a senior police officer said.A large number of CCTVs were also installed on ‘Bada Danda’, he said.last_img read more

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Post unrest, Arunachal CM calls meeting with NGOs, political parties

first_imgArunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has invited different community-based organisations and political parties for a meeting following the unrest triggered by the government’s now abandoned move to grant permanent resident certificates (PRC) to six non-tribal communities.Three people were killed in firing by security forces since Friday night when a 48-hour shutdown called by 18 indigenous organisations turned ugly. Protesters burnt cars, uprooted the venue of the first Itanagar International Film Festival, damaged roadside property and set houses and shopping complexes owned by the ruling BJP ministers and leaders on fire.”Today [Monday] I have talked to a few organisations of different communities over the phone and called for a meeting with them at 10 am to discuss the present situation. Along with that, I have called for an all-party meeting to have a detailed discussion regarding the recent situation and the PRC issues,” Mr. Khandu said in a series of early morning messages.Also Read Protests, arson rock Itanagar, two dead  “I have cleared the government stand on February 22 that we are not taking the PRC matter forward and want to reassure that we will not take up the issue of issuing PRC to non-APST (Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe) in future. Still, a few incidents are taking place where few young boys have lost their lives and are injured. I am deeply saddened for this and once the situation is normalised, I will visit the families personally,” he said.Appealing for an end to the protest and cooperation with the government for maintaining peace as the “PRC issue has been ended”, the Chief Minister said a commissioner-level probe had been ordered to find the facts behind the unrest that led to widespread damage.“I believe there are some forces behind all the incidents. Arunachal Pradesh is a peaceful State and specially Itanagar is very peaceful, but there might be the hand of few people in the violent incidents that took place in the night. The incident took place on Sunday and I think the latest stand of government regarding PRC is not reaching the masses,” he said.“Though the forces have been increased, It is not a matter of satisfaction to me as I believe that fewer security personnel is better for society and future. They are here for our safety only, but not for any untoward situation that might happen,” he said adding that ex-gratia had been announced for those killed in the protest.Resignation demandedThe protesters had set 5 p.m. on Sunday as the deadline for Mr. Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Chief Secretary Satya Gopal to resign for “betraying the indigenous communities”.In a bid to douse the flames, the Chief Secretary issued a statement, saying that the government had decided never to take up the PRC issue again. In the evening, the Chief Minister called for an all-party meeting but no one responded.“We will attend only if the Governor summons such a meeting,” said Mutchu Mithi, leader of the Arunachal Pradesh unit of the National People’s Party.His party chief and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma called for peace and an amicable solution to the sensitive issue.Meanwhile, a curfew-like situation continued to prevail in State capital Itanagar and neighbouring Naharlagun town, with security forces patrolling the sensitive areas to keep trouble-makers away.last_img read more

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DU discontinues admission forms at UG level

first_imgColleges would be announcing cut-offs on the basis of their past experiences.Admission to Delhi University’s (DU) undergraduate courses will change drastically this year.The university – after consultation with college principals in a three hour-long meeting on Monday – has decided to discontinue the process of filling application forms for seeking admission to any of its affiliated colleges.Till last year, a DU aspirant had the option of either filling a common admission form or applying individually to colleges.”No forms will be sold by the university or the colleges. Colleges will decide on their cut-offs (qualifying marks) based on their previous years’ experience. Students will directly take admission in whichever course they qualify as per the cut-off declared,” said a senior official of the university.This idea, proposed by Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh at Monday’s meeting, received a positive response from all present.However, students seeking admission through sports, SC/ST and ECA quota will have to submit application forms.”Students were earlier applying to all programmes irrespective of what they really wanted to study,” said Meera Ramachandran, principal of Gargi College, who was present at the meeting.By filling just one common form (which was later available in OMR format), students could apply to as many as 63 undergraduate programmes in 63 colleges.last_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra to be on the hot seat in Kaun Banega Crorepati

first_imgActress Priyanka Chopra will be soon seen in the new season of popular TV quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.The 32-year-old actress, who is promoting her next film ‘Mary Kom’, will feature in one of the upcoming episodes of ‘KBC Season 8’ as a celebrity contestant. However, its telecast date is still under wraps. This season of ‘KBC’ will go on air from August 17 on Sony Entertainment channel.She will feature in one of the upcoming episodes of KBC Season 8 as a celebrity contestant.Priyanka had earlier appeared on the show with actress Kareena Kapoor in the third season which was hosted by superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Priyanka’s upcoming film is based on the life of Olympic boxer Mary Kom.The biographical sports drama film directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is set to release on September 5.last_img read more

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ISL 2019-20: FC Goa’s Doungel and Boumous, NorthEast United FC’s Heerings Suspended for Misconduct

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Three players have been suspended by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Sunday for misconduct. FC Goa players Seiminlen Doungel and Hugo Boumous along with NorthEast United FC defender Kai Heerings have received the sanction for the incident during Indian Super League Match #13 NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa played on November 1, 2019 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.Doungel has been suspended for three games, out of which the forward has already served one as a result of a direct red card against NorthEast United FC. After having missed FC Goa’s away trip to Mumbai City FC, Doungel will have to sit out the matches against Jamshedpur FC at home and Kerala Blasters away. Boumous has received a two-game suspension and is ineligible to play the next two games for FC Goa. Both Doungel and Boumous will be available for selection when FC Goa visit Hyderabad FC in Indian Super League Match #35 on December 8, 2019.NorthEast United FC’s Heerings will also serve a two-game suspension for his involvement in the misconduct. The Dutch defender will have to sit out the games against Mumbai City FC (Home) and Jamshedpur FC (Away). Heerings will be available for selection next in NorthEast United FC’s home tie against ATK on December 7, 2019. fc goafootballHugo Boumousindian football First Published: November 24, 2019, 2:15 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Wasn’t even 10 per cent of what Shubman Gill is when I was 19: Virat Kohli

first_img3rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). Full ScorecardElated after India’s series-clinching victory over New Zealand on Monday, captain Virat Kohli praised the next of Indian cricket. Kohli has been rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series and the three T20 internationals in New Zealand. In Kohli absence, his deputy Rohit Sharma will lead the side.India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI in Mount Maunganui to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series. With the series in pocket now and Kohli rested, India can now freely experiment with their playing XI in the final two matches of the series.Shubman Gill epitomises the new breed of Indian cricketers. Doors are now open for Shubman to make senior team debut and even Virat Kohli in the post match presentation ceremony lauded the 19-year-old batsman.”I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli said.”So, that’s the confidence that they carry and it’s great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them the space to grow.”advertisementIndia vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: HighlightsSince his exploits in the Under-19 World Cup, Shubman Gill has been in the news with his consistency elsewhere. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders last year and went on to score 203 runs for them with a best of 57 not out.Shubman Gill has also proven himself in first-class cricket. He has 1089 runs from nine matches including a classy 268 against Tamil Nadu.He had replaced KL Rahul in the squad in the New Zealand. Rahul, along with Hardik Pandya, was suspended after the Koffee With Karan controversy but the suspension has now been lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman.Also Read | Rohit Sharma equals MS Dhoni’s record for most ODI sixes for IndiaAlso Read | Ambati Rayudu barred from bowling in international cricket by ICCAlso Read | India are teaching us a lesson: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson after series defeatAlso Read | Mohammed Shami your English bahut acha, Simon Doull tells India pacerlast_img read more

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CITY COUNCIL PASSES 1ST READING OF CHANGE IN FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

first_imgThe City Council has passed the first of three readings to amend Sioux City’s fireworks ordinance.The council voted 3-2 to shorten the time residents may set off fireworks.The new ordinance would allow fireworks to be used from July 3rd through July 4th from the hours of 1:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M; and from December 31st from 1:00 P.M. until 12:30 A.M. on January 1st.Councilman Alex Watters and Pete Groetken voted no, with Groetken concerned that the public needed more time to become aware of the change:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FWORKS3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….input from everybody. :15David Johnston lives in Morningside and supports the shorter time period.He told council members there was plenty of public notice:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FWORKS4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…be voting on it. :14Another resident, Brent Watchorn,told council members he opposes shortening the time period and that two days was ridiculous:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FWORKS5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….. today because I work. :14The council will vote on the second reading next week.last_img read more

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Toby Roland-Jones out of England’s Ashes squad after back injury diagnosis

first_imgAndrew Strauss, the director of England cricket, is keen for divergence between the national teams and is relaxed if Test snubs now send the pair into white-ball specialism. It is, he has stated, down to the individual to map out their career. Morgan sees the future being more fluid, however, not least in terms of runs in limited-overs cricket building a case for Test call-ups.Morgan, who played the last of his 16 Tests in 2012, said: “My way into Test cricket was through white-ball cricket. Jos is similar and there are other cases around the world that are the same. As cricket evolves over the next five or 10 years, it will continue to go that way.”On Hales, Morgan added: “I think it’s nice he has an alternative plan [this winter] so it is not the be-all and end-all for him to be selected for the Ashes. It takes a little bit of the weight off his shoulders. But certainly the form he’s shown throughout this summer, he’s got to be one of the most in-form batsmen in county cricket at the moment.” Support The Guardian Twitter Pinterest Facebook news Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Read more Read more Since you’re here… The Ashes … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Toby Roland-Jones will be missing from England’s Ashes squad when it is named on Wednesday morning after the Middlesex seamer was diagnosed with a stress fracture to his lower back with only a week of the season remaining.It is a cruel blow for the 29-year-old, whose breakthrough international summer of 17 wickets from four Tests, including eight on debut against South Africa at The Oval, demonstrated his accuracy and bounce that made him certain to be heading to Australia at the end of October. Australia cricket team Ashes 2017-18 Topics England cricket team Morgan has long been an evangelist for the various short-form domestic tournaments but while he himself is now a white-ball specialist and looking to build a side capable of challenging for the 2019 World Cup, the prestige of taking on Australia in Test cricket is still recognised.He said: “I’d like to see them play in the Ashes. Ashes and World Cups are the pinnacles of our careers. They have a huge amount of ability in all three formats of the game and if an Ashes opportunity presented itself, as opposed to a T20 league, I’d say take the Ashes every time.”Both players appear at crossroads in their careers given the abundance of Twenty20 opportunities around the world. For Hales, playing at Stellenbosch could open up the Indian Premier League next spring (a tournament Buttler already plays in) given Stellenbosch are owned by Preity Zinta of Kings XI Punjab and coached by Stephen Fleming, also of Chennai Superkings. Faf du Plessis, the captain of both South Africa and Stellenbosch in the country’s rebooted T20 league, made Hales his first-round pick in the draft last month on the back of the Nottinghamshire opener’s form in their victorious NatWest T20 Blast campaign and his nerveless match-winning 187 not out in the final of the Royal London Cup.Du Plessis told the Guardian: “I was really pushing for Hales – he was my first choice from the word go because he’s the most in-form opener around. I just hope he doesn’t make the Ashes squad. I have heard he’s close and there is no higher honour than playing for your country but from a selfish point of view, I hope he’s available for us.”A first-class 218 against Derbyshire by Hales in August notwithstanding, both players in question would essentially be wildcard selections for Test cricket Australia given their summers have been spent predominantly in the limited-overs formats. They have only one innings – albeit again in one-day cricket against West Indies in Bristol on Sunday – to make a further statement. Australia sport County cricket: Essex stun Hampshire and Sangakkara signs off for Surrey Alex Hales has been in fine form in all forms of the game this season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Share on Messenger Haseeb Hameed’s Ashes hopes dashed after injury to right hand Cricket Roland-Jones pulled up with stiffness late on the opening day of his county’s 36-run victory over Lancashire at Lord’s this week, with a subsequent CT scan since showing up a stress fracture in his L5 vertebra. Both Middlesex and England simply stated his domestic season is over without offering a long-term prognosis.The first Test at the Gabba starting on 23 November sits nine weeks into a recovery time of between six and 12, meaning Roland-Jones will surely be targeting a return for the back end of the series at best. His county team-mate Steven Finn and Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball will now likely slot into the squad behind the first-choice seamers Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes.Durham’s Mark Wood, in theory England’s fastest, is also a doubt given a persistent heel problem but with a Lions squad set to shadow the senior team for the first part of the tour, the selectors are at least able to give themselves plenty of seam-bowling options for Australia across the two squads.England’s limited-overs captain, Eoin Morgan, has endorsed both Alex Hales and Jos Buttler for the senior Test squad even though it would deny two of his leading one-day players a chance to further their white-ball experience in Twenty20 over the coming months.Hales will be discussed for a batting spot, while it is likely to be between Buttler and Surrey’s uncapped Ben Foakes for the reserve wicketkeeper role. Should the call not come, Hales will head to South Africa’s Global T20 League to play for Stellenbosch Kings and Buttler to Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh equivalent. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Aubameyang stat sums up Arsenal pain at Anfield

first_imgArsenal’s leading goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had just 13 touches as the Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool on Saturday.The Gabon international has scored 13 Premier League goals in 20 appearances this season but he cut a lonely figure as Unai Emery’s men were pulled apart at Anfield.Ainsley Maitland-Niles gave the visitors the lead after just 11 minutes but Liverpool’s response was swift and decisive, Roberto Firmino scoring two goals in three minutes before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored to make it 4-1 at half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Firmino scored again from the penalty spot in the second half to put the game well out of Arsenal’s reach, while the normally lethal Aubameyang was left to reflect on a fruitless evening before being taken off 19 minutes from the end.Replaced by Alexandre Lacazette late on, Aubameyang cut the same dejected figure as he trudged off the field as he had done during his 71-minute outing on Merseyside.13 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had just 13 touches in Arsenal’s defeat at Anfield; six of which came from kick-offs. Lonely. pic.twitter.com/d11LCpuOqL — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 29, 2018 That six of the 29-year-old’s touches came via kick-offs, five following each of Liverpool’s goals and one at the start of the second half, highlights his struggles on the day.Having been one of the more effervescent members of Emery’s side during the first half of the Spaniard’s maiden campaign in charge, the ex-Borussia Dortmund man retreated into the shadows.The performance came amid a sobering afternoon for the Gunners, who shipped four goals in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier league game for the fourth time.Though Emery has made significant progress since succeeding Arsene Wenger in the summer, Arsenal are now 20 games without an away win against their fellow “big six” sides, losing 10 of their last 12 visits.But despite suffering the heaviest defeat of his short tenure, Emery says his team can take positives from the experience against Liverpool.”Bad experience, bad experience but to learn,” he added. “The second half we need to stand up and keep our position in the game. The two last goal, the two penalties, I think is a lot for us.”I think it’s going to help the referees to take better decision and we only can think now about the match on Tuesday, not the difference between Liverpool and us.”It’s not like today the result, maybe we can do one balance and mix between our goal. We have a lot of work to do. Defensively also we know we need to get better.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Blaupunkts 4K QLED TV for Rs 64999 on Prime Day sale

first_imgNew Delhi: German electronics equipment maker Blaupunkt on Saturday said it would introduce its new TV line-up comprising the premium 55-inch QLED 4K smart TV during Amazon Prime Day 2019 sale. The premium QLED 4K model would be available for Rs 64,999 during the sale, the company said in a statement. “With the introduction of QLED Series, we aim at embellishing the customers’ viewing experience by transforming the living room into an entertainment hub,” it added. The QLED TV would be available for Rs 69,999 after the Prime Day sale on other channels. The TV features over a billion shades and imagery with the company’s Quantum Dot Technology and 100 per cent colour volume. The device also comes with “Smart Air Mouse Remote” — which facilitates a user-friendly and hassle-free experience, and is voice-enabled as well.last_img read more

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Specify amenities on Eastern and Western peripheral eways Delhi HC tells NHAI

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the NHAI and HSIIDC on a plea to ensure basic amenities, including toilets, petrol pumps, ambulance and emergency facilities, on the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways.A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani issued notices to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on August 26. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The court was hearing the petition filed by advocate and social activist Amit Sahni that said no such facilities are available on Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar-Pawal (KMP) Expressway, which was made operational about two years ago, though thousands of vehicles cross it daily and pay the toll. The plea, however, said some of the facilities are available at Eastern Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Ghaziabad–Palwal (KGP) Expressway, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister in November last year. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIt sought a direction to authorities to ensure basic amenities like petrol pumps, toilet complex, ambulance and emergency facilities, eateries and police patrolling on both KMP and KGP expressways. “Directions may kindly be passed that the wayside amenities be integrally planned and developed along with national highways and such amenities be made operational by the respondent (NHAI) for all its future projects before the commencement of toll collection on all such highways, in order to ensure safety and security of the commuters…,” it said. The plea mentioned that other national highways which are connected to Delhi have basic facilities like helplines for crane, ambulance, route patrol, emergency services, nearest police station and hospital.last_img read more

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Saina crashes out of New Zealand Open after shocking loss to world

first_imgAuckland: India’s Saina Nehwal suffered a shocking first round loss to world number 212 Wang Zhiyi of China to exit the New Zealand Open here Wednesday. The 29-year-old Olympic bronze medallist and world number nine lost 16-21 23-21 4-21 to her 19-year-old opponent in the women’s singles match that lasted one hour and seven minutes. In men’s singles, Lakshya Sen’s campaign also ended with a hard-fought loss against Taiwan’s Wang Tzu Wei. Lakshya lost 21-15 18-21 10-21 in an hour and eight minutes. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Earlier in the day, the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy fought hard against Chinese duo of Liu Xuanxuan and Xia Yuting before losing 14-21 23-21 14-21 in an hour and 10 minutes. But the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy registered a win over New Zealand’s Joshua Feng and Jack Jiang 21-17 21-10. Saina, a World Championship silver medallist, trailed 0-4 in the first game and was unable to keep up with her opponent losing 16-21. Wang stretched Saina in the second game which the Indian won 23-21. There was no fightback from the Indian in the decider as Wang won eight consecutive points to win it easily. Anura Prabhudesai also lost to world number 15 Li Xuerui 9-21 10-21 in singles first round on a disappointing day for Indian shuttlers.last_img read more

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Paris Attacks Moroccan Bartender Risked her Life to Help Victims

Rabat – An exclusive footage of deadly attacks in Paris, released by the Daily Mail, shows how Moroccan bartender Jasmine El Yousfi risked her life to comfort an injured woman.The Moroccan young woman can be seen hiding under the bar and comforting an injured woman, while a merciless terrorist was only yards away shooting more victims.Immediately after the shooting, El Yousfi was seen pushing her colleague’s head further under the counter. Samir, her colleague, who is said to be her cousin, quickly wriggles away and flees down the stairs to the cellar kitchen. “My cousin, the waiter, ran downstairs to the basement. And I saw an injured woman, Lucille, and she ran to me. I wanted to protect her. She was hurt and she had a hole in her arm,” El Yousfi said.“I knew she was afraid, she was freaking out, and she was hurt. I would never have run and left her,” she added.Few minutes later, the brave Moroccan bartender was seen escorting the injured victim down the stairs to the cellar kitchen.After leading the other customers downstairs to safety, El Youssi went outside to check if she could help other victims.“I would have preferred to die, than let them die. I know how it feels to be alone and I just couldn’t live with myself knowing that I hadn’t tried to help them,” she said.“I didn’t want the people who had been shot to think they had been abandoned,” she added.The same footage of the surveillance camera of the pizzeria Casa Nostra, in the 11th arrondissement, also showed how a woman escaped an inevitable death after the gun of the terrorist jammed.The woman is considered the luckiest woman, after she managed to escape by miracle the bullet of the jihadist.According to the Daily Mail, the terrorist seen in the video is believed to be “26-year-old Belgian Salah Abdeslam, who is still on the run.” read more

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Employees invited to Presidents holiday celebration Dec 7

Faculty and staff are invited to an annual holiday event hosted by President Jack Lightstone.The President’s Annual Holiday Celebration and Faculty and Staff Recognition will be Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Guernsey Market. There will be punch and hors d’oeuvres at 3 p.m. followed by presentations at 3:30 p.m.The event celebrates the holiday season and recognizes those with long-standing service as members of the Brock community. It also recognizes recipients of the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Human Resources Distinguished Service Award for Leadership.

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USC lands Kliff Kingsbury as Heltons offensive coordinator

LOS ANGELES — Former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to become Clay Helton’s offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California.USC announced the hire Wednesday.Kingsbury is considered one of the top offensive minds in football despite being fired by Texas Tech on Nov. 25. He went 35-40 in six seasons in charge of his alma mater, but the Red Raiders consistently had one of the nation’s most dynamic offences.Kingsbury was pursued by NFL teams after his dismissal, but he chose to join the embattled Helton at talent-loaded USC.He replaces offensive co-ordinator Tee Martin, who was dismissed along with several assistant coaches after the Trojans (5-7) finished their first losing season since 2000.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Greg Beacham, The Associated Press read more

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Police officers share bag of chips with hungry illegal immigrant after arresting

Two police officers took a selfie of them sharing chips with a hungry suspected illegal immigrant they arrested on the side of the M1.PC Kieran Dempsey and PC Charlie Amodio, from Leicestershire Police, bought the food for the 35-year-old man after he was picked up walking on the hard shoulder of the motorway on Tuesday.The man was arrested under the Immigration Act but the officers dropped by a fast food outlet after he explained how he had not eaten for several days.One of the officers tweeted selfie pictures showing them in the front of their patrol car with the suspect sitting in the back seat tucking into a bag of chips.Writing on the @LeicsPoliceRPU page, the cops said: “Male found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK. Male found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK. He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟 pic.twitter.com/4VQMFwsTLN— Leicestershire Road Policing Unit (RPU) (@LeicsPoliceRPU) 19 June 2018 A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police confirmed officers had found the man on the M1.They said: “It was a report of a man sitting on the barrier of the M1 motorway. He wasn’t seen near a car so there were concerns as to why he was there.“Officers attended and following inquiries a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences. He remains in custody.” “He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine… a bag of chips!”Many praised the officers’ actions. One Twitter user said: “Great stuff! The human side of policing is being shown here.”Facebook user Jonno T wrote: “Never felt so proud of British cops. What a gesture of human kindness. The US could learn a lot from this little country.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_img 12,362 Views Jan 18th 2017, 8:55 PM Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, 8:55 PM Get our daily news round up: Short URL Deer lock antlers in London’s Richmond Park after overnight temperatures in the south-east of England dropped below freezing. Source: Dominic Lipinski/AP#HOSPITALISED: Former US President George HW Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit today.#BREXIT: German and British media reacted very differently to Theresa May’s speech yesterday.#CLIMATE CHANGE: 2016 was confirmed as the hottest on record ever by the UN.PARTING SHOTThink you can drive drunk? Pat Kenny tested some people in the 70s who thought just that. Here, from the RTÉ Archives, is that glorious piece of television. http://jrnl.ie/3193301 No Comments center_img Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday A murder in Lucan, a death in Cork and Brexit had people talking today. By Paul Hosford Share Tweet Email A man was murdered in Lucan, County DublinA woman was killed in Cork as a car went into a ditchA court case against a homeless shelter in a Dublin community centre beganThe Department of Foreign Affairs began contacting Irish people in GambiaTwo men were arrested after robberies in Dublin cityA man died in a shooting on the grounds of a Limerick hospitalA man was charged with the murder of Gareth HutchThe killer of Shane Geoghegan lost his Supreme Court appealINTERNATIONAL NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Garda teams at the scene of a murder in Lucan, County Dublin today. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Alpha Bank under pressure

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Alpha Bank became the second Greek bank to launch an exchange offer on its outstanding subordinated and senior bonds in recent weeks as the countries’ lenders scramble to plug capital hole.The Greek lender follows in Piraeus’s footsteps, it having launched a similar offer on October 15It is looking to exchange 27 subordinated and senior bonds originally amounting to 2.796bn, of which 1.086bn remains outstanding, for so-called non-transferable receipts.Investors will have the option of exchanging their holdings into either cash or shares. For those opting for cash, Alpha is offering to pay between 50.00 and 5.00, depending on the type of security.The results of the Greek bank stress tests are expected to be released this weekend and the country’s institutions are under pressure to find money from private investors to fill any capital shortfalls“The exchange offers are being made to strengthen the offeror’s capital base, which has been impacted by the impaired macro-economic conditions recently experienced in the Hellenic Republic that are affecting all Greek financial institutions,” the bank said in a statement.Piraeus also targeted both senior and subordinated debt holders for capital ahead of a possible equity capital raise.Citigroup and JP Morgan are dealer managers for the exchange offer, which expires on November 16.Source: IFR, Kathimerinilast_img read more

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Bigelow Aerospace Investigates Marketability of LowerEarth Orbit

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bigelow Aerospace has formed a new subsidiary to manage and operate space stations in low-Earth orbit.Bigelow Space Operations (BSO) will handle sales, customer service, and operations for the manufacturer’s inflatable habitats.The densely packed modules are designed to launch on a rocket and inflate once in space.A prototype habitat—the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)—in 2016 joined the International Space Station, where it allows astronauts to validate extendible lodging technology.If the module proves successful, similar designs may be used in future Mars missions; inflatable capsules could help reduce the cost of deploying space stations in orbit of Earth or other objects.But first, BSO must consider the global market: Is it even worthwhile to proceed with planned launches of two B330 modules in 2021?“The time is now to quantify in detail the global, national, and corporate commercial space market for orbiting stations,” Bigelow Aerospace said in a press release. “This subject has had ambiguity for many years. BSO will be spending millions of dollars this year to establish concrete answers.”And to find potential customers, like NASA, foreign countries, and other private companies. If Bigelow can’t scrounge up clients (no thanks to competition from global space programs), it may choose to ditch the B330 missions altogether.The firm this week also announced a partnership with CASIS, manager of the U.S. national lab aboard the ISS, to send commercial, academic, and government payloads to the station.“With larger commercial platforms on the horizon, BSO recognizes the importance of gaining experience on the ISS,” the company said.“Through this experience, BSO leadership hopes to gain a better knowledge of current and future customer needs on orbit as they pertain to larger-scale operations that are both science- and non-science-related that cannot be handled by the ISS.”The investigation should be complete by December, The Verge reported; the business will announce its results—good, bad, or ugly—at the end of the year. Stay on targetcenter_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

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