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the BEST will also be able to communicate with the driver based on real-time information to divert and monitor buses during crisis situations such as floods or a train strike, said O P GuptaBEST general manager The BEST plans to install GPS in its buses to track the movement of the bus in real time This information will be fed into the LCD screens also installed inside buses The LCD screens will announce details about the next approaching stop in an audio-visual manner The BEST has installed the devices in about 1000 buses of its fleet of about 4700 and expects to cover the rest by March next year For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAt the intimate velodrome-shaped Kazan Arena on the banks of the majestic Volga River meandering under a rainbow of sunset colors Portugal – Chile had the makings of a Confederations Cup classic with a 22-man army of overzealous zealots playing end-to-end football a collective ‘tournament of champions’ trance Within seven minutes Eduardo Vargas and Andre Silva squandered gilt-edged chances After a brilliant defense-splitting reverse pass from Alexis Sanchez the Chilean striker dawdled on the ball one-on-one with Rui Patricio taking a touch too long to get the ball onto his stronger right foot The Portuguese goalkeeper spread himself to produce a fine save Chile and Portugal need to refresh their squads ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup AP At the other end Portugal should have taken the lead with Cristiano Ronaldo’s low weighted cross between Bravo and Chile’s defense reaching the Portuguese number nine who astoundingly failed to tap in the assist Ronaldoand Alexiswere providers in their teams’ moves and apart from their star power – they have carried their respective countries to maiden international success with Alexis’ Chile winning the Copa America in 2015 and a year later Ronaldopropelling Portugal to the Henri Delaunay trophy at Euro 2016 they also embodied a metaphor of their teams’ success and struggles anno 2017 An Ronaldo-Alexis juxtaposition is by its very nature an asymmetry – we live in a Messi-anic universe after all Ronaldo plays with regal zest exalting all the talents of a 21st-century super-athlete playing football the modern way – with precision at pace often mind-boggling and searing so much so that Messi is probably his only contemporary equal Ronaldo is a deity Sanchez merely a subterranean It’s their evolution on the field and their value in the national team that bounds the two players At 32 Ronaldo has adapted – he is no longer the showy winger but a refined and purposeful goalgetter whose every movement today is more economic than aesthetic Heis the focal at Real Madrid and that is no different at Portugal Sanchez has also transformed – from the brittle dribble wonder into a mini-powerhouse with a bulking muscle mass and more defined intensity and aggression off the ball Gone is the ball-obsessed and leather-hogging Chilean twister He is a player who sacrifices himself But in their metamorphosis and aging lies also the problem Ronaldo carries a rudimentary team on his shoulders At Euro 2016 his contribution was instrumental – at times dragging a mediocre Portuguese outfit through the matches His predicament was Zlatanesque a superb once-in-a-generation and possibly once-in-a-country player caught in an absurd squad of underachieving and limited players Ronaldo’s new penalty box presence can’t obfuscate Portugal’s need for renewal Nani Ricardo Quaresma and Joao Moutinho belong to the CR7 generation but Fernando Santos has been slow in ensuring quality succession in the Portuguese squad At this Confederations Cup Bernardo Silva with his cerebral vision and gossamer touch proved with a mazy run midway through the second half against Chile and Andre Silva offered short glimpses of a bright future for Portugal But the Silva duo underwhelmed were subbed by Quaresma and Nani respectively and watched from the bench as Claudio Bravo flaunted his goalkeeping excellence in the penalty shootout But Santos didn’t use this tournament as a lab Neither did the low-key Chilean coach Juan Antonio Pizzi who played as a player under his Portuguese counterpart at Porto He took a full-strength squad to Russia a team still much modeled after Marcelo Bielsa’s ideas The Argentinean and Chile delighted with a bold style of high intensity and high pressing at the 2010 World Cup In Brazil at the last high mass of football Jorge Sampaoli honored that blueprint Pizzi isn’t competing with the Bielsea-Sampaoli model rather he is using it to further Chile’s cause maintaining a 4-3-3 tweaking it at times Against Portugal the South American champions played with their usual grinta and grind pressing and excelling in quick ball retention a suffocating feature of their play But as much as the Chileans – and the Portuguese – were playing in the here and now this game was about their future with one underlying conundrum: how long can Sanchez’s generation keep going The Chile squad is the oldest at this Confederations Cup with the bulk of team together for a decade Their style of play is energy-sapping with constant movement in and out of possession They need to offer quick passing and close down their opponents This is Chile’s fourth consecutive international tournament Indeed in the second half Chile’s nagging physical fatigue surfaced again Their intensity and pace dropped off after the hour mark not much different from the game against Germany At times Chile even resorted to the long ball The game petered out with extra-time but not before one last marvelous gung-ho Chilean onslaught in which Arturo Vidal and Martin Fernandez hit the woodwork Chile against all logic had regained their zip and zest Still perhaps Joachim Low has outfoxed Pizzi even before a kick in Sunday’s final He has X-rayed his pool of talent with a focus on next year’s World Cup and long-term planning That lack of forward planning may come to haunt the South American in the future Sport becomes incidental whenever India and Pakistan meet to play a game of cricket With the weight of history behind them each encounter between the two neighbouring nations sprouts a bagful of narratives one more riveting than the other The on-field competitiveness becomes an extension of the rivalry off it Asia Cup the only tournament in recent past— apart from World Cups and World T20s — to pit these arch-rivals against each other thus assumes added significance As the two nations who have fought three wars between them lock horns in the T20 event in Mirpur on Saturday here’s a look at their Asia Cup duels over the years albeit in 50-over formats The fiery neighbours do not have much history in T20s (they have played six T20Is out of which India have lost one tied one and won four including the historic 2007 ICC World T20 final) Their Asia Cup ODI contests though have gone down as classics From magnificent centuries to vicious bowling spells many players have scripted heroic performances We have chosen some Asia Cup clashes to refresh your memory as you wait for Saturday’s big encounter Asia Cup 2014: Pakistan won by 1 wicket Boom Boom Afridi powered Pakistan to famous win over India Reuters This was a painful one for Indian fans; ‘boom boom Shahid Afridi’s pyrotechnics aren’t easy to forget It was the sixth game of the tournament and the Mirpur crowd was treated to a nail-biter as the men in green got better of the men in blue Half-centuries from Rohit Sharma Ambati Rayadu and Ravindra Jadeja took India to a respectable total of 245 after Virat Kohli leading India in the absence of MS Dhoni had departed for just five Sayeed Ajmal had picked up three wickets on a spin-friendly track In reply Pakistan openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad started out strong and put up a 71-run stand Indian spinners replied in kind and Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra sent them packing Mohammad Hafeez’s 75 off 117 stabilised Pakistan’s innings before he succumbed to Ashwin In came Shahid Afridi letting loose his familiar fireworks He hit three sixes and two fours on his way to a 18-ball 34 taking Pakistan beyond the finishing line with just two balls to spare Asia Cup 2012: India won by 6 wickets Kohli unleashed a batting masterclass to complete an unlikely run-chase Reuters Some fans might have forgotten this one but one man will never forget this particular win — Virat Kohli On this day the right-hand batsman made his highest ODI score of 183 That wasn’t the only century on that day though Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed got tons of their own and put up a 224-run opening stand for Pakistan which aided by Younis Khan’s half-century powered Pakistan to a huge total of 329 But the Indians were not intimidated Kohli unleashed a strokeful masterclass slamming his way to a record-breaking 183 off 148 balls He hit 22 fours and a six Sachin Tendulkar’s 52 and Rohit Sharma’s 68 helped India in the historic run-chase — the tenth highest ever in ODIs Considering the man’s recent form and this record-run chase Pakistan will be wary of Kohli when he comes out to bat on Saturday Asia Cup 2010: India won by 3 wickets Bhajji when in the mood is a fun guy with a bat Reuters This match will be remembered for Harbhajan Singh and how he guided India home in a thriller with his bat Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal’s half-centuries had helped Pakistan post 267 In reply Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni hit half-centuries as well taking India almost there But not quite It was Raina and Bhajji who put up a seventh-wicket stand of 43 runs in 41 overs at the run-rate of 1032 This included Bhajji’s two sixes one against Shoaib Akhtar and one against Mohammad Amir in the 47th and 50th over respectively Bhajji can turn it up when needed and he is in the back Indian squad again Though it seem unlikely that he will take the field on Saturday ahead of Jadeja and Ashwin but he remains a great entertainer Asia Cup 2008 Pakistan won by 8 wickets Younis Khan simply put is Mr Pakistan The go-to guy when the team needs a saviour AFP Another successful run-chase But who’s complaining Run-chases successful or otherwise are fun India batting first posted a formidable target of 309 It was team effort by Indian batsmen — Gambhir scored 35 Virender Sehwag 49 Yuvraj Singh 37 Dhoni 76 Rohit Sharma 58 and Irfan Pathan 38 A solid collective performance But sometimes individual brilliance can eclipse team effort Younis proved again why he’s regarded as one of Pakistan’s greatest cricketers He came in after a good start from Pakistani openers Salman Butt and Nasir Jamshed From there on it was his show His brilliant century 123 off 117 balls was the spine of a s successful chase Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s 70 off 62 balls contributed to the 144-run partnership which lasted for 202 overs The daunting total didn’t seem daunting at all and Pakistan had their victory with 27 balls to spare By: BollywoodHungamacom | Mumbai | Published: December 2 2015 7:24 pm ‘The Song of Scorpions’ has Irrfan Khan and Golshifteh Farahani playing the role of husband and wife and has been shot extensively in Rajasthan Related News Earlier this year we had mentioned that Irrfan Khan will be doing a film with the popular Iranian actress-musician Golshifteh Farahani Though the actor remained tight lipped about the film we now hear that the film directed by Anup Singh is titled ‘The Song of Scorpions’ Essentially a love story The Song of Scorpions however is different from the actor-director’s previous collaboration Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost The film has Irrfan and Golshifteh playing the role of husband and wife and has been shot extensively in Rajasthan While Irrfan portrays the character of a camel trader Golshifteh plays the role of a woman who can cure any incurable pain (including snake bite and labour pain) through music The film has Golshifteh taking up a journey to find the right music that will heal her life poisoned by her own husband Further director Anup Singh also added that the film will be a quintessential Hindi film with a tinge of Rajasthani language ‘The Song of Scorpions’ also has Waheeda Rahman and Shashank Arora of Titli fame in prominent roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Updated: May 1 2016 11:23 am Fire Brigade officials at the site of the collapse Related News IT TOOK seconds for 21-year-old Najirul Shaikh to figure out that the building was about to collapse and he rushed to make a getaway to safety even as the walls came crashing down around him Besides Shaikh one of those who escaped without any injuries eight other construction workers were involved in the repair work of the building in Kamathipura which collapsed Saturday afternoon And now apart from finding another job Shaikh also has to worry about finding another accommodation as he was sleeping in the same building for the last couple of days Share This Article Related Article “We were inside when we heard a loud sound and saw one of the walls collapse We heard screams ran out” he said Two of his fellow workers however could not get out in time and died Meanwhile Mansur Ansari who worked at a lottery shop on the ground floor was able to run out in time “We were having lunch when we realised that the walls were collapsing We were lucky to have gotten out in time” said Ansari who seemed shaken even hours after the incident While passersby and people from neighbouring buildings rushed out to see what had happened 28-year-old Mohammed Nausher was among the first to volunteer to help the people trapped beneath the rubble “I was on my way back home when the building collapsed My brother and I were able to pull out four people from under the debrisbefore the fire brigade arrived” he said Neighbours pointed out that the number of casualties could have been higher had the bar on the ground floor been open A resident of the adjoining building Priya Malagod was walking by the road when the building came crashing down “I got so scared of the sound of the walls collapsing that I ran as fast as I could with my child in my arms” she said Others like Ratna Arjunjale ran out of their buildings out of fear that their building might collapse as well “The bar has been shut since Monday since the repair work started Else more people could have been trapped” she said In total eight people were trapped under the debris of whom six died and two survived For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashwani Sharma | Shimla | Published: October 2 2012 6:09 am Related News BJPs Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) meeting convened in Chandigarh to clear the list of the 23 remaining constituencies remained inconclusive following a rift between Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and senior leader Shanta Kumar The said constituencies included two crucial seats in Kangra district 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has played 31 Tests so far,to get an insight into his well-laid out plans." Photographs of the two leaders went viral on social media and a Kejriwal tweet from two years ago was dug up to remind the former anti-corruption activist of his stand on Lalu Yadav when the latter was convicted in a corruption case. what we got as retired persons is receding interest income, says that for many days they were left with no money, No thought emerged from its Chintan Baithak, Deep sea diver,440 houses against an annual token rent of one rupee to persons with disability (PWD) under its Sankalp Viklang Avas Yojana (SVAY).the Delhi Police caught up with the alleged notorious gangster Neeraj Bawana on Monday. Lakhwinder Singh.
we were kind of sure that this time the rumours are going to be true.agreement of tenancy,besides it causes a lot of incoveniance to the residents, he said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: March 19 2014 3:36 am Protesters try to stop Kejriwal’s car on Tuesday (Ravi Kanojia) Related News Neither the skull cap nor strong words against communalism could save Arvind Kejriwal and fellow AAP leaders the wrath of protesters at a function of the AMU Old Boys’ Association on Tuesday They were protesting against the distribution of tickets by the AAP and also the fact that in none of the seven Lok Sabha seats of Delhi had the party put up a Muslim candidate During an interaction with the Muslim intelligentsia at the India Islamic Cultural Centre Kejriwal who had drawn flak for his earlier statement about communalism being a bigger problem than corruption steered clear of any such comparisons Instead he said they were two sides of the same coin and that riots were engineered to keep people’s attention away from “looting by political parties” Sniping at the BJP Kejriwal said “It is not acceptable to us that people spread communalism in the name of giving a stable government It is important to understand that communalism and corruption are two sides of the same coin Riots are engineered to keep people’s attention away from looting by political parties Look at Uttar Pradesh where there have been 102 riots since the Akhilesh government assumed office and also the flurry of scams there from NREGA to mid-day meal” The mostly Muslim audience at the Aiwan-e-Ghalib cheered and volunteered to go to Varanasi when Kejriwal asked who all were ready to fight the battle against Narendra Modi He acknowledged the protests that broke out minutes before his entry but instead of dealing with the issue that triggered it — AAP’s decision to field AMU alumnus Irshad Ahmed from Madhubani instead of a local candidate — Kejriwal spoke about his trip to Gujarat and how protesters there admitted to him that despite being “victims” of Modi’s policies they were sent by the BJP to protest against him He trashed the Gujarat model of development talking about how there were no roads in Gujarat villages and farmers had got a raw deal under the Modi government For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 4 2012 4:23 am Related News Rs 2915 cr fund for a project that began three-and-a-half decades ago Weeks after hiking the annual plan outlay for Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh by over 20 per centthe UPA government on Friday opened its coffers once again pledging Rs 2915 crore to fund an ongoing irrigation project in the state The Sarayu Nahar Pariyojana which began three-and-a-half decades ago but could not be completed because of lack of funds is now set for completion by 2016 The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure also approved inclusion of renovation of irrigation projects that can restore lost irrigation potential in 2 lakh hectares or more land as eligible for funding under national projects Such projects get 90 per cent central funding as against 25 per cent at present The revision in guidelines will benefit among other projects the Sharda Sahayak Project spread across 15 districtsincluding UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhis Rae Bareli Lok Sabh constituencyin Uttar Pradesh The Samajwadi Party leadership has been mounting pressure on the UPA government for expediting the clearances for these two projects While Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav had recently met Water Resources Minister P K Bansalhis party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav had called on Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia The Sarayu Nahar Pariyojana will benefit eight districts In December last year ahead of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh the high-powered Steering Committee for National Projects constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources had cleared the project for inclusion under the scheme of National Projects For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 3 2016 7:14 pm The IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency clashed again Tuesday over the allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia (Source: Reuters) Top News Declaring that the global drug-testing system is damaged Olympic leaders and anti-doping officials vowed Tuesday to fix the problems and prevent the type of scandal that has embroiled Russian athletes in the lead-up to the games in Rio de Janeiro The IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency clashed again Tuesday over the allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia that have rattled the Olympic movement and created chaos ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony in Rio But both sides agreed on one thing _ the need to repair the international anti-doping system and restore trust and credibility in the fight against drugs “This is not about destroying structures” IOC President Thomas Bach said referring to WADA “This is about improving significantly a system in order to have a robust and efficient anti-doping system so that such a situation that we face now cannot happen again” Bach spoke after a debate in which International Olympic Committee members overwhelmingly backed the executive board’s decision not to take the “nuclear option” of banning Russia’s entire Olympic team Bach and many members pointed fingers at WADA for failing to act sooner on evidence of state-run doping in Russia and for releasing its findings so close to the start of the games “I don’t feel as if I’ve been run under a bus” WADA chief Craig Reedie told reporters insisting that both sides were in general accord on the need to find solutions for the future “Somebody said this system is broken” he said “I don’t think all the system is broken i think quite a lot of the system still works but that certain parts of the system need revision” Reedie said he had received assurances from officials at high levels of the Russia government that they accept they have a problem and need to fix it “It is absolutely essential that we cannot have the biggest country in the world non-compliant on a permanent basis” he said Bach opened the IOC’s three-day general assembly by seeking formal backing for the board’s decisions on the Russian crisis After a debate lasting more than two hours Bach asked for a show of hands and only one of the 85 members _ Britain’s Adam Pengilly _ voted against his position Despite evidence of a vast state-organized program involving Olympic sports in Russia the IOC board rejected calls for a total ban and left it to international sports federations to decide on the entry of individual Russian athletes for the games Bach said it would be wrong to make individual Russian athletes “collateral damage” for the wrongdoing of their government “Leaving aside that such a comparison is completely out of any proportion when it comes to the rules of sport let us just for a moment consider the consequences of a `nuclear option”’ Bach said “The result is death and devastation This is not what the Olympic Movement stands for The cynical `collateral damage’ approach is not what the Olympic movement stands for” The IOC has been roundly criticized by many anti-doping bodies athletes’ groups and Western media for not applying a complete ban on the Russian team Pressure for a full ban grew after WADA investigator Richard McLaren issued a report accusing Russia’s sports ministry of orchestrating doping program and cover-ups involving athletes across more than two dozen summer and winter Olympic sports “Natural justice does not allow us to deprive a human being of the right to prove their innocence” Bach said Underlying the deep split between Olympic leaders and anti-doping officials Bach and others put the responsibility on WADA “I think it’s not the reputation of the IOC that has to be restored it’s the reputation of WADA” Israeli member Alex Gilady said Argentine member Gerardo Werthein added: “At times WADA has seemed to be more interested in publicity and self-promotion rather than doing its job as a regulator” Reedie said he spoke later with both men and addressed their concerns IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Reedie’s positon was not compromised by the debate “We don’t always agree on everything” he said “It wasn’t a totally one-sided debate We aired a lot of issues” Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov claimed there was a political campaign against Russia and cited “discrimination” against clean athletes not connected to doping “I urge you to resist this unprecedented pressure that is now on the entire Olympic movement and not to let this pressure to split the entire Olympic family” he said US member Larry Probst said it was wrong to attribute the problem to “international politics” “We have a doping problem” the US Olympic Committee chairman said “And it’s not just Russia it’s global The current system is broken and we need to fix the problem” A few members did question the IOC decision to keep Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova _ an 800-meter runner who helped expose systematic doping in her homeland _ out of the games “If there was to be one exception it should have been her” Richard Peterkin of St Lucia said The strongest criticism came from Canadian member Dick Pound a former president of WADA who has been outspoken in calling for a complete ban on Russia _ something he had previously called “the nuclear option” He said the reputation of the IOC was on the line “We need to do a lot more to show that we really do care about fair play honest competition and clean athletes” he said By the end however Pound was among the 84 members who voted in favor “The arrow’s left the bow” he said The decision has been made it’s not going to be changed between now and the start of the games” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 27 2015 2:54 pm Salma Hayek Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey are set to be saluted at the upcoming Variety Power Of Women Event Related News Salma Hayek Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey are set to be saluted at the upcoming Variety Power Of Women Event Actress Anna Kendrick and YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki will also be among the honourees at the October 9 Beverly Hills bash which celebrates the entertainment industry’s most inspiring and charitable females reported Variety “The women we are honouring this year are the perfect embodiment of the Power of Women initiative” says Variety publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns Share This Article Related Article “We salute Salma Hayek Pinault Anna Kendrick Gwyneth Paltrow Oprah Winfrey and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki for their incredible philanthropic work and their personal commitment to fostering change” Hayek 49 is being recognised for co-founding women’s rights initiative Chime for Change Paltrow 42 will be feted for her work with food charity LA Kitchen and Kendrick 30 for her support of youth suicide prevention group The Trevor Project Winfrey 61 is known for nurturing girls at her South African school the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation and Wojcicki works with literacy and equal rights group Room to Read For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: May 12 2016 12:43 pm Kristen Stewart said she is not part of the “Snow White and the Huntsman” sequel because none of the scripts she’d read were “greenlight-able” Related News Actress Kristen Stewart has opened up about why she is not part of the “Snow White and the Huntsman” sequel saying none of the scripts she’d read were “greenlight-able” There have been speculations that Stewart’s highly-publicized affair with “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders was why she’s excluded from its follow-up “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” Stewart 26 denied that the scandal got her fired She said she voluntarily passed on the offer to reprise her Snow White role because she thought none of the scripts she’d read were good enough reported Variety “I read a few scripts None of them were good None of them were greenlight-able And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go Maybe Chris was more into it I actually don’t know” she said Read More “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” despite some A-listers attached to the project like Chris Hemsworth Charlize Theron Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt failed to impress critics and flopped at last month’s box office Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Sydney | Updated: January 1 2017 1:36 pm Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach to the Australia T20I squad for next month’s series vs Sri Lanka Top News Former Test skipper Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach to the Australia Twenty20 international squad for next month’s series against Sri Lanka Cricket Australia said on Sunday Ponting one of Australia’s greatest batsmen will work alongside the interim head coach Justin Langer and interim assistant coach Jason Gillespie during the three T20 internationals The matches will be played in Melbourne (February 17) the Victorian provincial city of Geelong (February 20) and Adelaide (February 22) The trio have been brought in with the core of the existing Australia support team in India ahead of a four-Test series at the same time as the T20 home series with Sri Lanka Ponting led his country in the first-ever T20 international against New Zealand in 2005 before leading the national side in the first two editions of the ICC World T20 in 2007 and 2009 He also coached the Mumbai Indians to the Indian Premier League title “I always said when I retired that I wanted to get back involved and what better way to do it than alongside a couple of my best mates in cricket Justin Langer and Jason Gillespie” Ponting said “We have some incredible Twenty20 talent in this country and I can’t wait to work with JL Dizzy and those selected to have a real crack at doing special for Australia’s Twenty20 international ambitions” Ponting scored more than 27000 international runs during a decorated international career that included playing in three ICC Cricket World Cup-winning sides in 1999 2003 and 2007 the last two as captain in unbeaten campaigns For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKeen to beat Sri Lanka in their own spin game Australia have roped in local spin great Muttiah Muralitharan to help their slow bowlers ahead of the three-Test series beginning at Pallekele later this month The 44-year-old former off-spinner still the highest wicket-taker in test cricket with 800 scalps had a similar short-term consulting stint with Australia in 2014 File photo of Muttiah Muralitharan Reuters "Murali’s got a lot of experience in Sri Lanka" Australia captain Steve Smith said "He took a truckload of wickets "It’s great to have someone like that helping our spinners in this series – to give us that insight He’s been really good around the group so far and he’s enjoying his time with us" Muralitharan who has been seen working with Australian spinners Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe in the nets said he was looking for such short-term jobs and had no problems helping the visitors plot against his own country "I’m not involved in Sri Lankan cricket at all because there are (other) people who are involved" Muralitharan a perennial thorn in Australia’s flesh during his playing days told Cricket Australia website "Then on and off Australia offered me twice so I said ‘why not’ because you are passing on the knowledge to other people It doesn’t matter whether it’s your country or other people "I think giving quality time to my family is most important that’s why I take smaller jobs – two weeks three weeks. those sort of jobs are not available in Sri Lanka" Australia were confident opener David Warner recovering from a broken left index finger will be fit for the series opener at Pallekele "His recovery is going really well and we expect him to be fine for that first test match" Smith said of his deputy who batted one-handed against Lyon in the Colombo nets Beginning on 26 July Australia will play three Tests five one-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals during their two-month-long tour On the face of it,we must put our fiscal house in order here at home and renew our long-term economic strength? Ever since he took charge in 2009Obama had argued that nation-building at home must take priority over fanciful ideas on reconstructing failed states around the world Obama has ended the US occupation of Iraq and insisted that his early military surge in Afghanistan will be terminated in 2012 and that the US forces will end their combat role by 2014 Put simplythe era of American military adventurism is over While Washington will remain the worlds foremost military powerObama has now ordered a historic downsizing of US military forcesscaled back its geopolitical ambitionsand reduced the military missions it can undertake at any one time As the Pentagon prepares for an age of austerityObamas new priorities have called for reducing military presence in Western Europeavoiding costly wars of occupation of the kind it had embraced in Iraq and Afghanistanand redirecting its shrinking forces to Asia to cope with the rise of China If the US had ignored the challenge from China at the zenith of its power in the last decadeWashington is now scrambling to deal with Beijings expanding military prowess in Asia at a time of its greatest weakness since World War II The internal arguments in Washington and Beijing are about the same theme the rapidly changing balance of power in Asia between the US and China While Washington and Beijing are debating with great intensity and some sophistication the meaning of this power shift for their national strategiesmuch of Delhis policy establishment is either blissfully unaware or utterly reluctant to confront the implications of American decline and Chinese rise The Indian elite that has got so comfortable posturing about US hegemony will soon find American weakness might have bigger consequences for its security Delhi has also long laboured under the illusion of some kind of parity with China There was indeed a measure of equivalence with China until the turn of the 1990s Since thenChina has rapidly pulled away from India on every indicator of national power over the last two decades Americas declineChinas riseand the changing balance between them will affect every aspect of our national security in the coming years Whether an aggressive Washington drifts into a new Cold War with Beijing or a diminishing US appeases ChinaIndia will find itself in deep strategic discomfort But who or what might wake up the Kumbhakarna from his slumber in Delhi The writer is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy ResearchDelhiexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News| Published: January 21 2016 12:44 am FILE – In this June 30 2009 file photo Glenn Frey of the the Eagles performs at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena in Northern Ireland Frey who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane” has died at age 67 He died Monday Jan 18 2016 in New York (AP Photo/Peter Morrison File) Related News In rock music an era is ending Tributes to David Bowie are still appearing in the press right next to obituaries of Glenn Frey trail boss of the Eagles and the writer of their most enduring classics including “Hotel California” Four decades after its release in 1976 the number remains a radio favourite the world over It still stands for the bizarre hedonism of its time and perhaps even for the idea of America Indeed it’s said that when a US spy plane made an emergency landing on Hainan in 2001 Chinese officials asked crew members to sing “Hotel California” to prove their nationality Apart from writing and playing the guitar for the group Frey also lent his voice to classics like “Tequila Sunrise” “Heartache Tonight” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” The group has credited his attention to detail for its success which repeatedly drove it to the top of the charts — they are the highest-selling US band ever — and into the hall of fame the very year they were nominated That did not go down well with the critics and the Eagles who had a laid-back folksy feel were excoriated for doing better in the marketplace than edgier talents like Bowie Both Bowie and Frey have gone to the great gig in the sky Ziggy is stardust and the Eagles’ website opens to the goodbye song of The Long Road Out of Eden album written by Frey: “It’s Your World Now” But he will always be remembered best for “Hotel California” whose tantalising lyrics sound like a palimpsest onto which the listener can score hopes fears even epiphanies Now the last lines take on new meaning reaffirming Glenn Frey’s permanent place in the rock and roll firmament: “You can check out any time you like/ But you can never leave” For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 18 2017 4:15 pm Amitabh Bachchan is in awe of Katrina Kaif Top News Amitabh Bachchan shared an adorable picture of his daughter Shweta Nanda in conversation with Katrina Kaif and tagged it as the most charming picture which is filled with great affection He wrote “I do not know why but I find this picture of Katrina and Shweta at a recent event most charming and filled with great affection” This click was taken at HT Style Awards last year when Katrina was promoting her film Baar Baar Dekho also starring Sidharth Malhotra We did not know that Shweta and Katrina share such a camaraderie with each other and it makes us wonder what the two are talking about To those who are not aware Katrina Kaif made her Bollywood debut with Amitabh Bachchan’s film Boom which released in 2003 Though she went unnoticed in the film as it tanked at the box office but later Katrina gave back-to-back hits after she appeared in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye with Akshay Kumar However she has not shared the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan since 2003 and we wish that they do a film together soon Check out the picture: T 2497 – I do not know why but I find this picture of Katrina and Shweta at a recent event most charming and filled with great affection pictwittercom/yBCHRDzYMF — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 17 2017 For now Katrina has wrapped up Jagga Jasoos Soon the actor would begin promotions of the film with ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor The film is an important one in the career of Katrina as she has not had a hit since a long time This year Katrina would also be sharing the screen space with Salman Khan in Tiger Zinda Hai which is scheduled to release at the end of this year Also read |Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 9 years on social media congratulates Praneeth for Super Serieswin Amitabh Bachchan on the other hand will appear in Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 He has shot for a cameo scene in Akshay Kumar’s PadMan and is reported to have a cameo in Rani Mukerji’s Hichki too For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Others include making the state drought-proof,Sector 11, said in a telephone 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