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and asked the federal investigation agency to submit the report within 72 hours.The Trinamool appealed to the Supreme Court on 21 March challenging the High Court’s order However the apex court refused to interfere with the high court order but extended the deadline for the preliminary probe to one month The controversy erupted in election-bound West Bengal in March last year when Narada News portal uploaded a series of video footage purportedly showing a number of high-profile Trinamool leaders including former and present ministers MPs and state lawmakers receiving money in exchange for favours to a fictitious company With inputs from agencies Beijing: China’s foreignminister Wang Yi has claimed that India "admitted" to entering Chinese territory and said the solution to the standoff was for its troops to "conscientiously withdraw" from the Doka La area in the Sikkim sector Representational image AFP "The rights and wrongs are very clear and even senior Indian officials have openly stated that Chinese troops did not enter into the Indian territory" Wang said on Monday in Bangkok commenting for the first time over the standoff between the troops from the two countries "In other words the Indian side admitted to entering the Chinese territory The solution to this problem is very simple: conscientiously withdraw" he said in a brief quote in Chinese posted on China’s foreign ministry’s website on Tuesday The standoff has happened in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Indian ally Bhutan after the Chinese army tried to build a road in the disputed area India has said the "unilateral" Chinese action to change the status quo near the Bhutan trijunction poses a challenge to India’s security In her address to the Rajya Sabha last week externalaffairs minister Sushma Swaraj accused China of building roads using bulldozers and excavators which has been protested by Bhutan in writing to Beijing She also said India was not "unreasonable" on the issue and all nations were with it The issues are expected to be discussed during the visit of Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval to Beijing for a meeting of the NSAs of BRICS countries — Brazil Russia India China and South Africa — on 27-28 July On Monday the Chinese defenceministry said its military will safeguard China’s security interests at "any cost" Written by Reuters | London | Published: January 28 2009 12:28 pm Related News Rigorous workouts lasting as little as three minutes may help prevent diabetes by helping control blood sugarBritish researchers said on Wednesday The findings published in the journal BioMed Central Endocrine Disorders suggest that people unable to meet government guidelines calling for moderate to vigorous exercise several hours per week can still benefit from exercise “This is such a brief amount of exercise you can do it without breaking a sweat” said James Timmonsan exercise biologist at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburghwho led the study “You can make just as big as an effect doing this as you can by doing hours and hours of endurance training each week” Type 2 diabeteswhich affects an estimated 246 million adults worldwide and accounts for 6 per cent of all global deathsis a condition in which the body gradually loses the ability to use insulin properly to convert food to energy Very strict diet and vigorousregular and sustained exercise can reverse type 2 diabetesbut this can be difficult for many people The condition is closely linked to inactivity Timmons and his team showed that just seven minutes of exercise each week helped a group of 16 men in their early twenties control their insulin The volunteerswho were relatively out of shape but otherwise healthyrode an exercise bike four times daily in 30 second spurts two days a week After two weeksthe young men had a 23 per cent improvement in how effectively their body used insulin to clear glucoseor blood sugarfrom the blood streamTimmons said The effect appears to last up to 10 days after the last round of exercisehe added in a telephone interview “The simple idea is if you are doing tense muscle contractions during sprints or exercise on a bike you really enhance insulin’s ability to clear glucose out of the bloodstream” Timmons said The findings highlight a way for people who do not have time to work out a few hours each week as recommended to improve their healthhe added His team did not look for other important benefits to health that come from exercisesuch as lowered blood pressure or weight controlbut said another study had shown similar benefits to heart function But Timmons said getting people to exercise even a little could translate into big savings for health systems that spend hundreds of million of dollars treating diabetes For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKochi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha on Tuesday faced the ire of Youth Congress workers as they staged a protest here against the senior Supreme Court lawyer’s decision to defend Kerala’s beleaguered minister Thomas Chandy in the encroachment case in the Kerala High Court File image of Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy News18 A group of Youth Congress workers raised slogans and waved black flags at Tankha as he stepped out of a posh hotel here to proceed to the high court police said A small group of Youth Congress workers were detained for allegedly trying to stop his car at the hotel gate they said Congress leaders including former PCC chief VM Sudheeran and Leader of the Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala have expressed their displeasure over the Madhya Pradesh MP’s decision to defend Chandy an NCP nominee in the CPM-led LDF government Chennithala said they had come to know of Tankha’s decision to appear for Chandy only on Monday and immediately AICC General secretary in charge of Kerala Mukul Wasnik was informed Sudheeran attacked Tankha saying his appearance for Chandy was an "insult" to the UDF Tankha who arrived on Monday evening however maintained that he was appearing on behalf of Chandy in court in his professional capacity as a lawyer? dueling with Justin Rose over the final day and eventually coming out on top in a playoff. It? the movement of vehicles on the road was disrupted. A case of murder has been registered against unidentified person under sections of IPC, a police official said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDunedin New Zealand:Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews believes it is time to stop talking of former batting greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara after a 122-run defeat in the first Test against New Zealand Since Jayawardene stepped down from Test cricket in 2014 and Sangakkarafollowed him into retirement earlier in 2015the Sri Lankans have struggled On Monday they lost the opening Test against New Zealand after winning the toss and bowling first on a green wicket in Dunedin Kumar Sangakkara AFP It was a harsh lesson for the new-look line-up with Kithuruwan Vithanage playing his ninth Test and Udara Jayasundera Milinda Siriwardana Kusal Mendis and Dushmantha Chameera having only nine Tests between them Jayawardene retired after 149 Tests in which he averaged 4984 with the bat while the mercurial Sangakkara retired after scoring 12400 runs at 5740 in 134 Tests Skipper Mathews said that was a lot of experience to lose but he believed the new brigade will develop into a quality side "They showed a lot of guts they didn’t want to give up even though one played his debut and others were playing their second or third game" he said after the match "The quality is there in the dressing room it’s just the mindset that needs to shift around "We’ve always talked about not having Sangakkara and Mahela in the team It’s history and we’ve just to move on with it take responsibility and try and score runs" Both Mathews and his New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum agreed Sri Lanka had the upper hand when they won the toss and bowled first on a wicket ripe for seamers Mathews lamented that his bowlers were unable to make the most of the favourable conditions "After winning the toss on a green wicket I expected a lot more from the bowlers We bowled a lot of loose stuff" he said "We lost our way in the first couple of sessions and we let them off the hook We were also way too cautious in our first innings batting" In reply to New Zealand’s first innings of 431 Sri Lanka were all out for 294 New Zealand declared their second innings at 267 for 3 and Sri Lanka found the 405-run target too much as they folded for 282 "As a batting unit we need to score runs to give our bowlers a chance Scoring 290-300 is not enough on these tracks" said Mathews "Once the seam movement goes off in the first couple of sessions it gets really good for batting" Mathews said he envisaged improvement but it would take time "It’s not easy for a batter to straight away come in and start performing" he said "It’s just a matter of time hopefully they’ll learn pretty quickly" AFP New York: The last time he competed in this stadium Usain Bolt ran the fastest 100 meters in history His typical bravado replaced by bewilderment Bolt said after his uninspiring victory at the Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday he can’t figure out why he feels good in training but can’t execute in races Hoping to break 20 seconds for the first time this year Bolt ran what he deemed a "horrible" curve and acknowledged he was so discouraged he eased up before the finish His time of 2029 was more than a second off his world record of 1919 Bolt Reuters "I don’t know what happened" Bolt said "I really can’t explain it It was really bad It was probably one of the worst turns I’ve ever had in my entire life" Everything feels good physically he added He had been laughing and boasting at a news conference a day earlier a sign his confidence is just fine And he and his coach were pleased with his workout Friday The last thing Bolt was expecting was a showing like this at the New York stop on the Diamond League track’s elite series The 200 did not count for Diamond League points so Bolt wasn’t facing a top field "I got out of the blocks and I just didn’t go anywhere pretty much" he said Bolt might now compete at the Jamaican championships later this month to try to get a sharper race in Asked about his legacy he lamented that if he and his coach don’t solve this mystery soon "my legacy’s going to be in trouble" With six Olympic gold medals Bolt’s legacy won’t be tarnished much no matter what happens at the world championships in August and beyond And he could comfort himself with the knowledge that he’s looked beatable before only to regain his dominance in time for the biggest meets "I never try to worry — I just always keep working because for some reason I always figure it out" he said It was here on Randall’s Island east of upper Manhattan that Bolt first began burnishing his legacy On May 31 2008 he arrived at the meet as a 200 and 400 specialist considered too tall for the 100 He had run an eye-popping time in the 100 in Jamaica a few weeks earlier though creating intrigue for his matchup with reigning world champion Tyson Gay Bolt made Gay look as though he was jogging finishing in 972 to set a world record Ever since then Bolt has dominated the sport later lowering his mark to 958 Gay meanwhile has struggled with injuries and served a doping suspension Gay ran the 100 again Saturday rallying after a slow start to win in 1012 into a headwind "Anytime you get a victory it builds your confidence" he said "It doesn’t matter what the time is" Francena McCorory of the US was one of the few top runners pleased with her time Saturday winning the 400 in 4986 the fastest in the world this year Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder David Rudisha of Kenya was happy with his performance in the 800 considering he had been limited in training by a leg injury He won in 1:4358 more than 2 1/2 seconds off his world record Former New York Giants running back David Wilson came up well short of his personal best in the triple jump in his first professional track and field meet Wilson plans to compete again Sunday as he tries to qualify for the US championships Wilson jumped 48 feet 1 1/4 inches Saturday; he had posted a wind-aided 53-1 3/4 in college He last competed in 2011 when he finished sixth at the NCAA meet for Virginia Tech After a serious neck injury forced Wilson to retire from the NFL at age 23 in August the former first-round draft pick decided to give the triple jump another try "I wasn’t proud the way I performed" he said "But it was a good experience because I got my feet wet in a professional atmosphere" AP By: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 17 2016 3:02 am Deng Shudi who finished just out of the medals in fourth in the parallel bars final said the pressure was high going into the competition (Source: AP) Top News An “empty brain” contributed to China leaving Rio without any gymnastics gold medals its worst showing since returning to the Games in 1984 after three competitors missed out on podium places on Tuesday China usually a major player in the sport claimed only two medals in gymnastics in Rio: bronze for its men’s and women’s teams It was a long fall from the 2008 Beijing Games when it dominated the sport as host and claimed both the men’s and women’s team titles Deng Shudi who finished just out of the medals in fourth in the parallel bars final on Tuesday said the pressure was high going into the competition “I didn’t get to sleep until 2 or 3 am… I just couldn’t fall asleep” he said “I just don’t know what happened My brain is empty” Things got worse Immediately after Deng finished his routine You Hao ended China’s competition in the men’s events by completing his parallel bars dismount with a fall and finishing last China’s sports system had been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1984 culminating with the host nation topping the medals table at the 2008 Games it hosted with only a slight dip into second place behind the United States in London four years later Japan ended their Asian rivals’ eight-year reign as Olympic men’s team champions last week even after China had come out of qualifying on top The Chinese team comprising of Deng You Lin Chaopan Zhang Chenglong and Liu Yang sat back dejectedly in their chairs after Russia took silver with Zhang breaking down in tears afterwards backstage That bronze was the men’s only gymnastics medal in Rio China won seven out of eight men’s golds in Beijing eight years ago Though she looked pleased with her performance Wang Yan 16 finished fifth in the women’s floor final that followed the parallel bars on Tuesday The women’s competition has been dominated by the United States who claimed the team title and American Simone Biles who won a record-equalling fourth gold on Tuesday China took four gymnastics gold medals in London in 2012 when its women won gold and silver on the balance beam The country did not participate in the Olympics between 1956 and 1984 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Updated: November 4 2017 9:15 pm Badami Devi shows an album with photos of performers from the colony posing with Bollywood celebrities Express Photo by Abhinav Saha Top News The first thing one notices while entering Badami Devi’s home at Kathputli Colony are the certificates and awards for performances displayed proudly on a wall An album with photos of performers from the colony posing with Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan Vinod Khanna and Karisma Kapoor is kept carefully as proof of the family’s legacy Devi vividly remembers her trips to Germany Japan and France where she performed as a singer as part of a troupe But those days are long gone now Devi’s is not an isolated case Among the websites thrown up by a Google search of Kathputli Colony are artofhopecom and getyourguidecom which offer ‘walks’ in the area By paying $50 per person anyone can take a guided tour of the area and see folk performances Many artistes who once took pride in representing the country on the international stage now make ends meet by entertaining anyone who pays for such walks A changed scenario For the last few years Kathputli Colony has been in the news not for achievements of the residents but rather for their struggles The colony at Shadipur is the first slum taken up for in-situ redevelopment in the capital which is part of the Delhi Masterplan 2021 DDA officials demolish houses vacated by those who shifted to the camp Express Photo by Abhinav Saha A private firm Raheja Developers had got the contract after winning a bid by paying Rs 611 crore in 2009 As per the contract they had to create temporary housing for 2800 families at a transit camp In two years apartment complexes — comprising two-room flats — are supposed to come up at the colony for residents to shift back into When the AAP came to power it alleged that the DDA had given the land — which the party claims is worth Rs 1000 crore — at a throwaway price The firm is also supposed to provide amenities to the residents on 60 per cent of the 522 hectare area In return it gets to create its own complex in the rest of the area When they move into the apartments residents of the colony are supposed to pay Rs 112 lakh as beneficiary contribution and Rs 30000 as maintenance A total of 527 families moved to the camp in Anand Parbat in 2014 but many others are refusing to leave till a court gives them in writing that they will not lose their homes Approximately 2800 families are to be relocated from Kathputli Colony to a transit camp in Anand Parbat set up by Raheja Developers Express Photo by Abhinav Saha Life under a shadow Established in the late 1960s-early 1970s the colony is inhabited by puppeteers dancers musicians magicians and performers originally from Rajasthan They were later joined by folk artists and migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh Maharashtra Gujarat Bihar and Andhra Pradesh In the last couple of years and especially in the last month several slum-dwellers have resisted attempts by the DDA to relocate them to the camp “This colony is named after the work we do the art we know Today we are barely able to go to work and display our heritage to the world because we fear losing our land What will be the identity of this colony or our own identity if our work suffers” Devi says After the death of her husband and the relocation Devi had to drastically cut down on work “Every prop needed for a dance performance — kachhi ghodi brass pitchers for Bhavai dance stilts and costumes — are packed and kept My work has suffered so much that I had to mortgage my jewellery which is essential for our performances for Rs 1 lakh” she says Sharda Bhatt a dancer and mother of three Express Photo by Abhinav Saha A familiar story The situation isn’t very different in other parts of the colony — divided into camps mostly named on the basis of regions At Gujarati Basti Sharda Bhatt a dancer and a single mother of three is battling unemployment Her husband a drug addict left three years ago “I’ve performed across the world My visa application is pending with the French Embassy but I don’t feel like going anymore We fear our house will be broken down” she says It doesn’t help that the shifting period has coincided with the artistes’ peak work season “I charge Rs 500-700 per show But this season has been rough I’ve only been able to go for a few shows I have no money to even eat properly” she says The DDA has repeatedly said nobody would be forced to sign slips telling them to leave But with stories of people allegedly being coerced to sign doing the rounds residents can’t help but worry “My children haven’t been to school in the last month” says Bhatt Sandhya (10) her youngest says “What if we go to school and they break our house Where will we look for our mother” she says In limbo The situation is worse for those whose names are not on the list of 2641 beneficiaries the DDA has made A senior official from Raheja Developers said “Anyone with a jhuggi and valid documents will be given a house even if his name is not on the list… Those who are creating hurdles are doing so on the directions of foreign-funded NGOs…” The mistrust among residents comes from the fact that many think the entire process was opaque and that many of the pradhans (there are 12 in total) did not represent their interests during talks with the DDA In 2012 the then Delhi labour minister Ramakant Goswami also the area MLA had said “it was a mistake not to take artisans on board during the planning stage” A total of 527 families moved to the camp in Anand Parbat in 2014 Express Photo by Abhinav Saha Researchers from the Centre for Policy Research and AAP Jhuggi Jhopdi Cell secretary Sundeep Narwani said there were loopholes in the contract drawn up to shift residents “The contract doesn’t name the DDA anywhere even though it’s supposed to be a tripartite contract… It doesn’t specify responsibilities of Raheja and DDA if the two-year timeline for completion of the project is extended” says Persis Taraporevala from CPR Narwani said “There’s an issue with the timeline because the DDA is using the 2011 cut-off (residents have to establish they have resided in the area before 2011) whereas the DUSIB cut-off is 2015” In a complaint to the SHO of Ranjit Nagar police station dated June 3 2014 AAP leader Ashish Khetan had said “… Kathputli Colony is only a short drive from Rajiv Chowk so it stands to reason that its market rate will be much higher… Government land worth thousands of crores has been sold for only Rs 611 crore” A senior official from Raheja Developers however said DDA stamps were being put on each agreement handed to residents and that if they were to delay the project by more than two years they would be fined by DDA DDA principal commissioner J P Agarwal said “There is no arbitrariness in the contract; I have had more than 20 meetings with stakeholders and all were more than convinced We have got it vetted from all quarters; we have no objection lodged from anyone Only anti-social elements with vested interests are creating a problem” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLondon United Kingdom:Tottenham Hotspur’s prospects of catching Leicester City in a thrilling Premier League title race suffered a major blow as they dropped two points in a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Monday Albion defender Craig Dawson made amends for his 33rd-minute own-goal by heading home an equaliser 17 minutes from time that has huge ramifications for the destiny of this season’s English title Leicester are seven points clear of Spurs with three matches remaining and if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday they will become English football champions for the first time regardless of anything else Tottenham do this season Tottenham players in agony after draw against West Brom AFP To make matters worse for Spurs they could be missing one of their key players in the closing stages of the season after video footage emerged on Twitter which showed Dele Alli appearing to punch Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob in the stomach during the first half The incident was missed by the referee Mike Jones and England’s governing Football Association are now likely to review the incident If Alli the newly-crowned Professional Footballers Association’ Young Player of the Year is punished retrospectively he could be banned from the remainder of north London club Tottenham’s campaign On Sunday Leicester consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 home thumping of Swansea That result meant there was no margin of error for Tottenham Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino fielded the same side that overwhelmed Stoke City 4-0 a week earlier while Albion were forced into making changes Saido Berahino whom Tottenham tried but failed to sign in pre-season was removed from the starting line-up having aggravated an ankle injury against Arsenal last Thursday Myhill saves The other significant alteration saw Boaz Myhill coming in for goalkeeper Ben Foster who also had an ankle problem and the 33-year-old Welshman was called into immediate action In the opening minutes he was at a full-stretch dive to turn a Christian Eriksen free-kick around for a corner Moments later he did exceptionally well to palm a Harry Kane effort on to the post And not long afterwards Myhill could only watch as an effort from Eriksen clipped the top of the crossbar The breakthrough the home crowd desperately required eventually came with 12 minutes left in the first half Eriksen whipped in a superb free-kick which caused panic in the Albion defence and the falling Dawson who had been tussling with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net and through the legs of the unfortunate Myhill Spurs should really have doubled their lead when a signature sweeping move in the 57th minute saw Ali releasing Eriksen into space The Dane then fed Erik Lamela whose effort bounced off the post the third time Tottenham had hit the woodwork Yet Tottenham who had appeals for a second-half penalty rejected when Jonny Evans appeared to handle an Eriksen delivery ended up ruing all their missed chances They had plenty of warnings with lone Albion striker Salomon Rondon heading wide and also forcing a one-handed save from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris Then from a Craig Gardner corner right-back Dawson beat Lloris in the air to head home Spurs midfielder Eric Dier was injured in the process and could be another absentee from the run-in By the time Tottenham visit Chelsea on Monday the Premier League race could be over The only consolation for Spurs is that they are currently five points in front of Arsenal and in line to finish above their north London rivals for the first time since the 1994/95 seasonan improved ISBT at Kashmere Gate and monorails are other promises being made by the government this year. “Our game plan was to take our time, for 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On Nadal’s arrival,are at loggerheads over Khalid Mujahid?ABVP members condemned AMUSU?the cause is more important and the standards are maintained irrespective of local conditions, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: May 6 2016 2:50 am Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Related News THE STATE government is all set to restructure the finance department to give greater impetus to micro-planning and execution of public welfare schemes in the social sectors CM Devendra Fadnavis and Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar have given directives to the department to set a definite target with an outcome on larger social welfare schemes in the core sectors As a result some changes in the functioning within the finance department will have to be reworked to override the age-old pattern guided by each and every file across sectors with negative remarks Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) D K Jain who has recently taken charge of the department told The Indian Express “We are planning to reorganise the department to play a supportive role in micro-planning on public welfare schemes in core sectors like education health social sectors to achieve certain target and goals” Share This Article Related Article He added “If out of Rs 225-lakh-crore revenue expenditure we can set aside Rs 25000 to Rs 30000 crore for public welfare schemes spread across select core social sectors our role should be to attain the targets and goals in a time-bound manner” The second important aspect he said related to initiate concrete measures to plug the leakages across sectors Jain was part of the major bureaucratic reshuffle effected last fortnight He replaced senior bureaucrat Sudhir Shrivastav who has been moved to the transport department Sensing financial constraints with sizeable allocations going towards agriculture and irrigation the chief minister has called for tapping new revenue mobilisation avenues WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: October 17 2016 12:32 pm Shaan on Indo-Pak artist exchange:They have been banned and I respect that decision anyway the artist exchange has always been one sided exchange which we will not miss much… these are my thoughts Top News Amid the debate over the demand for ban of Pakistani actors in India after the Uri terror attack playback singer Shaan says the artiste exchange won’t be missed much here “They have been banned and I respect that decision anyway the artist exchange has always been one sided exchange which we will not miss much… these are my thoughts” Shaan told PTI WATCH VIDEO: Anurag Kashyap Targets PM Narendra Modi Regarding ADHM Ban And Gets Slammed The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had recently raised objections over Pakistani artistes working in the Indian film industry after the Uri attack Also the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bar work permit of Pakistan artists till the problem between the two countries is resolved Shaan will be performing live at a concert on October 15 at Phoenix Marketcity in Kurla “There’s always a nervous energy before an event no matter how often you perform I’m quite thrilled to perform It’s going to be amazing” he added WATCH VIDEO: Prefer Indian Actors In My Films: Farah Khan On Pak Actors Controversy The “Bum Bum Bole” hitmaker will be singing a mashup of old classics English songs and latest chartbusters along with his own hits For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWhat’s the cost of mistaken identity In Madhya Pradesh cricketerHarpreet Singh’s case it led to him losing out on a lucrative contract with anIndian Premier League (IPL) team Madhya Pradesh cricketer Harpreet Singh Image courtesy: Facebook/Harpreet Singh On Monday the day of the IPL auctions former Mumbai cricketerHarmeet Singh wasarrested fordriving his car straight onto the platform of Andheri Railway Station inMumbai However a few news agencies tweeted that it wasHarpreet who had been arrested By the time the agencies corrected their mistake the damage had been done andHarpreet went unsold in the auction “We wanted to buy him but as news came of Harpreet’s arrest we decided not to do so since it would give the franchise a bad image But later when the auction got over we came to know it was Harmeet and not Harpreet” a franchise official told The Indian Express Reputed news agency ANI was one of the first agencies to make the mistake tweeting: “Under-19 cricketer Harpreet Singh detained for driving a car straight into Andheri railway station platform last night” The report also pointed out that the tweet was on ANI’s Twitter timeline tillWednesday The agency later tweeted a correction stating: “Incident of driving car into Andheri Railway Stn platform involved U-19 cricketer Harmeet Singh not Harpreet Singh as reported earlier… Mumbai U-19 cricketer Harmeet Singh who was then arrested for the offence was granted bail by Andheri court thereafter” Incident of driving car into Andheri Railwy Stn platform involved U19 cricketer Harmeet Singhnot Harpreet Singh as reported earlier #Mumbai pictwittercom/CjeI1rxubT — ANI (@ANI_news) February 22 2017 “I’m mentally disturbed… Mera naam toh kharab ho gaya na (I have got a bad name) How can one clear that I am getting calls from everyone asking what have you done I was hoping to be picked up at the IPL auction… When my name came the franchises must have felt why take a player who is in police custody I am not bothered about IPL now it’s gone But even if you run a search on my name on Google the first thing that comes up is that I was arrested” Harpreet told theExpress American great John McEnroe expects Roger Federer’s sensational comeback season to continue in New York when the US Open kicks off on Monday Since returning from a six-month hiatus in January the 36-year-old Swiss has been in stupendous form as he has won five titles including the Australian Open and Wimbledon "At the moment we’re just assuming that Roger is going to pull the rabbit out of the hat again" four-times US Open champion McEnroe said during an ESPN conference call on Wednesday "If Roger wins this it will be one of the great stories in that last 50 years or ever" File image of Roger Federer AP "I saw him today and I said ‘I’ve got to tell you hats off I’ve watched tennis for 40 or 50 years and I’ve never seen anything like this’" Chris Evert the winner of 18 grand slam titles said she was equally mesmerized by what Federer has done this year "He came back and it was ridiculous" she said "It was like he was a different person It was like his clone has come back" she said One question mark hanging over Federer is his health Back pain appeared to limit his mobility during the Rogers Cup final in Montreal earlier this month where he fell in straight sets to 20-year-old German Alexander Zverev It was only the third time Federer had lost a match this year and as a result the 19-times grand slam champion opted to skip the Cincinnati Masters to tend to the injury "I was sitting on the court in Montreal when he tweaked his lower back and it was really evident that something was wrong with him" Evert said "You never know he doesn’t say much about his injuries and he made no excuses after the match but hopefully he’s healthy" Federer will need to be at 100 percent to compete at Flushing Meadows in the gruelling best-of-five-set tournament where scorching heat and suffocating humidity are the norm Apart from Federer world number one Rafael Nadal and Briton Andy Murray who is coming back from a hip injury that forced him to skip all the hardcourt tournaments in the run up to the Open are the names in the mix as potential winners of the final major of the season If those favorites falter the tournament is up for grabs McEnroe said "It wouldn’t be shocking considering that Roger is 36 and he’s had two majors already so perhaps things don’t go as smoothly as they did the other times And let’s say Nadal wasn’t around and Murray wasn’t healthy then it’s like who is going to do it" "That’s where it really gets open" he said Turin: On the night Lionel Messi sensationally booted Argentina into next year’s World Cup finals in Russia Gonzalo Higuain was watching thousands of kilometres away in Turin There was a touch of envy as the 29-year-old Juventus player took to Instagram to congratulate the national team: "Thanks a lot guys for taking Argentina where they should be great effort congratulations and enjoy" File image of Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain AP While in previous years his status was that of a business-class player jetting away for Argentina commitments to return to club duty at the last minute now Higuain must adapt to another situation – the others go he remains in Italy to work With three La Liga triumphs one Scudetto in Serie A and Cup triumphs in Italy and Spain Higuain is hardly short of trophies But he has missed out on some of the biggest prizes of all In the past three and a half years Higuain has lost in the final of a World Cup the Champions League and two Copa Americas He was snubbed for the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite the uncertainty surrounding their qualification chances A situation that has weighed heavily on the 68-times capped Argentina international who has a tally of 31 goals scored over eight years for the Albiceleste "I want to leave my name at the highest level of this sport" he insists "To do that you need to have the humility to continue growing "(Juventus and Italy goalkeeper) Gigi Buffon always says as much– he’s almost 40 years old and he still believes he can improve I feel like I can as well I’m young I hope I’ve still got lots of years ahead of me in football" Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri urged Higuain to prove a point to Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli by rediscovering top form at club level And after a slow start to the campaign the Argentine striker showed signs of recovery this month against Atalanta with his third goal in eight Serie A games for the champions But last weekend his blunder from close range contributed to Juventus losing to Lazio in a first home defeat since August 2015 The potentially damaging loss saw Napoli stretch their lead at the top of the table to five points on third-placed Juventus A bomber But the French-born player dubbed ‘Pipita’ like his father who was also a footballer and who arrived in Turin on a 90-million-euro deal from Napoli a season ago remains convinced Argentina may need him And former Juventus and Italy striker Luca Toni believes Higuain can convince by rediscovering the form that saw him score 34 goals last season "Trust me he’s anything but a striker in crisis" Toni told Turin sports daily Tuttosport "I look at him with the eyes of a ‘bomber’ and I’ve seen him grow since the start of the season "A striker has to worry when he fails to get any shots at goal not when he’s missing from good positions He would’ve scored twice against Lazio if he was luckier "I’m ready to bet that in May he’ll have scored another 30 goals" Allegri meanwhile conceded Higuain had lacked some ‘luck’ at the weekend as he urged his side to refocus on Wednesday’s Champions League Group D game against Sporting Lisbon as they sit third behind Barcelona and the Portuguese "Higuain played well– he was effective at times and unlucky at others Times like these help players to tap into that competitive edge which allows you to win games "Results like these do us good because they bring us back down to earth It’s a very important match which could be crucial in getting out of the group and we have to win it Sporting play football and defend well so we’ll need to be very patient By: Reuters | Published: April 11 2017 10:24 am Sam Allardyce who has developed a reputation over the years as a survival specialist and last season led Sunderland to an unlikely escape from the drop (Source: Reuters) Top News The ‘Sam Allardyce factor’ has been driving Crystal Palace’s resurgence midfielder Andros Townsend said after a 3-0 win over Arsenal boosted their improving Premier League survival bid Allardyce who has developed a reputation over the years as a survival specialist and last season led Sunderland to an unlikely escape from the drop has been the driving force behind the stunning upturn in fortunes experienced by Palace He initially struggled to turn things around after joining the south-London side in December but since late February Palace have collected 15 points from a possible 18 to climb three places to 16th “Sam Allardyce has been incredible” Townsend who scored Palace’s first goal on Monday told Sky Sports “I was on the wrong end of the (then Sunderland manager) Sam Allardyce factor when I was at Newcastle last season but he looks to have worked his magic again and hopefully we can keep these performances up and get enough points to survive” Allardyce’s tactics have not always been the most subtle but under his stewardship Palace have become formidable opponents – particular at their raucous Selhurst Park ground Their form is built on a strong well-organised defence a physical target man in Christian Benteke and the skill and counter-attacking ability of French playmaker Yohan Cabaye – scorer of their second goal – Wilfried Zaha and Townsend Combative Serbia international Luka Milivojevic who added the third has looked like an astute acquisition since he arrived from Olympiakos Piraeous in January “Tactically the players were aware of how to beat Arsenal” Allardyce told Sky Sports “The first thing was to defend and frustrate them keep them playing sideways then use the space behind the full-backs “Arsenal have been weak defensively they leave the centre-backs exposed We won a lot of possession off them and created lots of chances “Cabaye’s goal what a finish – and that was down to us pressing them It wasn’t a shock for me because we played Chelsea and won that game (2-1 away on April 1) “The result might be a shock but we did that again and did it better We all know Arsenal are going through their worst spell for years but the only way to take advantage is by playing well Everything worked perfectly for us today” Palace have moved six points above the drop zone and have a game in hand on most of the teams around them in the relegation battle but they still have to face Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City and United in their final seven fixtures For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 11 2016 10:35 pm The four-day tournament will be played for the first time with pink ball and under lights (Source: Express Photo) Top News Senior cricketers Yuvraj Singh Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina will lead India Red India Blue and India Green teams respectively in the Duleep Trophy to be played at Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium from August 23 to September 14 The four-day tournament will be played for the first time with pink ball and under lights The selection of Yuvraj Raina and pacer Jasprit Bumrah who will play for India Green raises serious questions over their participation in the two Twenty20 matches against West Indies in Florida USA on August 27 and 28 as the games clashes with the dates of Duleep Trophy All three players Yuvraj Raina and Bumrah were part of India’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup earlier this year Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara who is witnessing a poor run of form in the ongoing West Indies tour will play under Gambhir in the India Blue team while veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Murali Vijay will play for India Green side India Red will face India Green in the tournament opener from August 23-26 followed by matches between India Red and India Blue from August 29-September 1 India Blue vs India Green is slated from September 4-7 The final will be played from September 10-14 Teams: India Red: Yuvraj Singh (Capt) Abhinav Mukund KS Bharat Sudip Chatterjee Gurkeerat Singh Ankush Bains (WK) Arun Karthik Akshay Wakhare Kuldeep Yadav Nathu Singh Anureet Singh Ishwar Pandey Nitish Rana M Ashwin Abhimanyu Mithun India Blue: Gautam Gambhir (Capt) Mayank Agarwal Sheldon Jackson Baba Aparajith Siddhesh Lad Dinesh Karthik (WK) Parvez Rasool K Monish Krishna Das Suryakumar Yadav Mohit Sharma Pankaj Singh Shardul Thakur Cheteshwar Pujara Hanuma Vihari India Green: Suresh Raina (Capt) Robin Uthappa Jalaj Saxena Ambati Rayudu Ian Dev Singh Rohan Prem Parthiv Patel (WK) Harbhajan Singh Shreyas Gopal Ashoke Dinda Sandeep Sharma Ankit Rajpoot Rajat Paliwal Jasprit Bumrah Murali Vijay For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsGros Islet: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that his side will be looking to continue the fightback in the remainder of the third Test after recovering from a precarious 130 for five and finishing the first innings at 353 The West Indies finished day two at 107 for one "When we got together we were in quite a bit of trouble and it was one of those wickets where you are not in any time There was a good chance that you might be nicked off or you might get a good ball any time It was very difficult to score" Ashwin said after the day’s play Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin shared a mammoth 213-run stand for the sixth wicket AP The centurion added "So we went thought bit the bullet quite hard and wanted to just stick in there even if the runs weren’t quite coming Obviously the results came later on It was a good partnership and both enjoyed each other’s company to be very honest" "The thing is that they did get some momentum I believe from the Jamaica Test but that’s how Test cricket is like We didn’t come over here thinking or expecting to roll them over They’re also a Test team and in their home conditions it’s going to be hard and we expected it" Ashwin added 213 runs for the sixth wicket with Wriddhiman Saha as they performed a patient rescue job for the Indian team It was a fourth Test hundred for Ashwin while Saha scored his maiden century "In hindsight later on this could very well be a series-defining knock because we were in some trouble yesterday and there was every chance that we could be skittled out I thought it needed a bit of application It was not like making a hundred back home or anywhere in the world "I’m sure about that because it was definitely not a wicket where you could just plonk your front foot and play through the line It was a hard-fought day yesterday and it was no different today We just hope we can capitalise on the rear guard action later tomorrow" he said "Saha expressed himself this morning and he played quite a few shots To me it was very important that I hung around because that sort of solidity was very important We knew we were about 50-60 runs away from any kind of respectability so my game plan was very simple "As I walked in yesterday I walked in today I wanted to leave the balls and I wanted to play close to the body Try and bat time it was not about knocking off the hundred or going and playing shots it was all about batting time and trying and stringing partnerships" he added about his mega partnership Afterwards the West Indies responded with patience as opener Kraigg Brathwaite got to his half-century But the hosts were still 246 runs behind with three days to go in the Test even as the pitch seemed to have eased out a bit "There is definite help in the wicket You have got to be patient I guess Long partnerships came in one breakthrough and somebody gets into a spell That’s what we’re looking at "If and when a couple of wickets fall we can squeeze and jam them in I thought we bowled pretty well and pulled things back towards the end of the day today "If we can extract the same amount of control then tomorrow you never know if it could be the first or second session but I’m definitely sure that we will get the rewards for what we showed today" Ashwin signed off AAP national spokesperson Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that he continues to stick to his statement that ‘AAP will put Majithia behind the bars if voted to power as he is related to drug business in Punjab. was set to make his next with Ranbir Kapoor whose last outing was “Bombay Velvet”. 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