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which led to 5-feet deep water accumulating at the chowk since Thursday evening. it’s something very personal and has affected me strongly. thalassaemia and other genetic disorders, (Source: Reuters) Related News Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has settled one of the three lawsuits started against her in connection with a fatal car crash earlier this year in Malibu,California Jessica Steindorff who claimed she suffered loss of wages and earning capacity settled her personal claim with Jenner reported Entertainment Tonight Steindorff had also sought compensation for hospital and other medical expenses Jenner’s insurance company will be making the settlement payment to Steindorff On February 7 2015 Jenner was involved in a multi-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of 69-year-old actress Kim Howe and alleged injuries to seven other people Howe hit her brakes after Steindorff’s car stopped in front of her but was then rear-ended by Jenner’s car which caused Howe’s vehicle to collide with a Hummer H2 in oncoming traffic The family driving the Hummer filed a lawsuit against Jenner this month while Howe’s adult stepchildren also have a civil action lawsuit against Jenner These two claims are still ongoing In September Jenner was not criminally charged for the incident The Los Angeles District Attorney Office said in a press statement it couldn’t be shown that Jenner acted in an “unreasonable” manner just before the crash For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 16 2016 9:24 am “Our MLAs are diligent qualified and educated” says Arvind Kejriwal Related News Amid the row over the appointment of 21 AAP MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Wednesday initiatives such as setting up ‘mohalla clinics’ and building new classrooms in schools were the result of “hard work” by these secretaries The chief minister gave an account of the work undertaken by the 21 Parliamentary Secretaries who face possible disqualification after President Pranab Mukherjee withheld his assent to a Bill validating their appointments “Our MLAs are diligent qualified and educated We have MBAs doctors and engineers They are not like the illiterates in other parties So when we have such a talent pool we have to use it to serve the people That is why they voted for us” said Kejriwal at a press conference Share This Article Related Article The chief minister claimed the 21 Parliamentary Secretaries were the “eyes ears and hands of the Delhi government” who received no remuneration He added “I would request (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji with folded hands Modiji your fight is against me Aap mujhe maar lo peet lo kuch bhi kar lo lekin mere Delhi ke logon ko pareshaan mat karo (You may beat me up or do anything else but don’t harass my people of Delhi)” “In the entire country Delhi government is doing the best work… I would like to say to Narendra Modiji you can have your revenge but please don’t stop the good work that it being done in Delhi” said Kejriwal Pointing out that the Sheila Dikshit-led government had appointed Ajay Maken as Parliamentary Secretary Kejriwal said “Makenji who is shouting from the rooftops now… he was assigned staff and he was approving their leaves” The Delhi government also released copies of orders issued by the erstwhile Congress and BJP governments to appoint parliamentary secretaries “From 1953 to 2015 they were constitutional But when the AAP appointed them they became unconstitutional These double standards will not do” he said However Maken chief of the Congress’ Delhi unit said Parliamentary Secretaries were appointed in accordance with the law and with prior permission of the Lt Governor He added that the function of parliamentary secretaries is to assist the CM and as the Assembly meets for a limited number of days “it does not justify appointing one-third of the party’s MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: November 18 2016 6:46 pm Everton broke their club transfer fee record when they brought Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for 28 million pounds Top News Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world and the 23-year-old need not leave Everton to realise his potential manager Ronald Koeman has said Belgian media had earlier quoted Koeman suggesting the forward would have to leave the club to fulfil his ambition The 53-year-old Dutchman said he had been misquoted and that he was keen to hold on to Lukaku “Of course there is a lot of interest in the player and finally the player needs to make a decision… what I tried to do is keep Romelu for as long as possible at the club” Koeman told reporters “All you had several headlines about what I said about different questions It is not to defend myself but you take the headline out of context” “What we like to show Romelu is that we at Everton will grow we will be bigger and we will fight for titles” he said “If you look now at Everton if Everton stays at this level then of course it is not good that he finishes his career at Everton because he is one of the best strikers and he is still 23” Everton broke their club transfer fee record in 2014 when they brought Lukaku from Chelsea for 28 million pounds Koeman who replaced Roberto Martinez in June this year took charge around a time when the transfer market was abuzz with news of Lukaku leaving Goodison Park “He took the decision to stay because he had a good feeling with what was happening from the start of this season” Koeman added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: April 6 2016 12:07 pm “It’s a light romantic film One can’t imagine that there is so much prep (preparation) for light romance but apparently there is” Ranveer told reporters here at an event last evening(Source: Varinder Chawla) Related News Actor Ranveer Singh is busy learning dance forms like ‘hip hop’ and ‘tango’ for his next film “Befikre” “It’s a light romantic film One can’t imagine that there is so much prep (preparation) for light romance but apparently there is” Ranveer told reporters at an event on Tuesday (April 5) “There are lot of dance forms that I am learning like a little bit of ‘hip hop’ ‘tango’ I am trying to up my dance skill in this film so let’s see I will put in the hours for rehearsals” the 30-year-old actor said In Aditya Chopra’s directorial venture “Befikre” Ranveer will be seen romancing Vaani Kapoor The “Bajirao Mastani” actor meanwhile will also perform at the opening ceremony of the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament “The opening is on 8th of April and it is going to be a wonderful show I have performed at almost all award functions this year I love performing live you feel energetic” he said Read More Ranveer admits he gets nervous before a live performance “It is nerve-wrecking as there are thousands of people shouting I am going to do a special performance on April 8 There is a special interactive graphic technology that we will be using I would like to keep it as a surpise” he said British royals Prince William and his wife Kate are reportedly slated to visit India soon and expected to be introduced to Bollywood glamour at a gala dinner which is likely to be attended by who’s who of the industry including Shah Rukh Khan Sonam Kapoor Ranveer Singh and others When asked about it Ranveer said “I am not too sure about what the schedule is after April 8 I am focusing on my performance I am concentrating all my energies on it” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: Medical data from some of the world’s leading athletes has been posted to the web and the World Anti-Doping Agency says Russians are to blame Even the hackers seem to agree adopting the name "Fancy Bears" — a moniker long associated with the Kremlin’s electronic espionage operations But as cybersecurity experts pore over the hackers’ digital trail they’re up against a familiar problem The evidence has been packed with possible red herrings — including registry data pointing to France Korean characters in the hackers’ code and a server based in California "Anybody can say they are anyone and it’s hard to disprove" said Jeffrey Carr the chief executive of consulting firm Taia Global and something of a professional skeptic when it comes to claims of state-backed hacking A screenshot of the Fancy Bears website AP Many others in the cybersecurity industry see the Wada hack as a straightforward act of Russian revenge but solid evidence is hard to find IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday he will ask Russian authorities for help to stop the hackers Bach said the IOC will help Wada "including communicating with the Russian authorities to underline the seriousness of the issue and request all possible assistance to stop the hackers" "This is an unacceptable and outrageous breach of medical confidentiality that attempts to smear innocent athletes who have not committed any doping offense" said Bach Later on Friday Wada announced Fancy Bears had posted another selection of hacked data to the web This time they targeted 11 athletes — three from Australia one from Denmark two from Germany one from Spain and four from the United Kingdom – from the sports of boxing cycling rowing shooting swimming and tennis What’s known is that it was only days after scores of Russian athletes were banned from the Olympic Games that suspicious looking emails began circulating Purporting to come from Wada itself the booby trapped messages were aimed at harvesting passwords to a sensitive database of drug information about athletes worldwide Among other things the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System carries information about which top athletes use otherwise-banned substances for medical reasons — prize information for a spurned Olympic competitor seeking to embarrass its rivals On Sept 1 someone registered a website titled "Fancy Bears’ Hack Team" A few days later a Twitter account materialized carrying a similar name Just after midnight Moscow time on Sept 13 the Fancy Bears Twitter account came alive broadcasting the drugs being taken by gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and other US Olympians It followed up Thursday with similar information about the medication used by British cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome among many others There is no suggestion any of the athletes broke any rules but Russians seized on the leak as evidence that US and British players were using forbidden drugs with the blessing of anti-doping officials "Hypocrisy" Russia’s embassy to London tweeted in reaction to the news Kremlin channel RT broadcast a cartoon showing a Wada official picking up a bulky American player’s steroid bottle with a smile "All good You’re cleared to compete" he says Citing law enforcement sources Wada said the attacks "are originating out of Russia" Russian officials dismissed the allegation; in an email Wada said it wouldn’t be commenting further With little to go on independent investigators have still made some intriguing connections Virginia-based intelligence firm ThreatConnect said that whoever compromised Wada did so using websites registered through an obscure domain name company that also set up the fake sites used in a variety of other hacks blamed on the Kremlin including the one that hit the Democratic National Committee In a telephone interview the company’s chief intelligence officer Rich Barger said he had been cautious at first about tying the Wada breach to Russian hackers but that "confidence is certainly growing as more and more people weigh in and lend their voice" Even the meaning of the name "Fancy Bears" is unclear California-based threat intelligence firm CrowdStrike has long applied that nickname to an allegedly Russian state-backed group but the hackers’ adoption isn’t necessarily a brazen acknowledgement of CrowdStrike’s research It might be an attempt to hold it up to ridicule Which interpretation the group favors hasn’t been made clear Repeated messages to email addresses associated with Fancy Bears have gone unreturned Fancy Bears’ website doesn’t necessarily provide any more insight Some its artistry appears to have been lifted from a Russian clip art page But tech podcaster Vince Tocce also found Korean script in the site’s code — characters which vanished shortly after he made his discovery public In a telephone interview he said that showed how difficult it was to take anything for granted Some pieces of Fancy Bears’ infrastructure were almost certainly structured to sow confusion The site for example appears to be hosted in California but was registered at an address in the town of Pomponne east of Paris under the name "Jean Guillalime" A man residing at that address Jean-Francois Guillaume told The Associated Press the registry information was bogus and that he was mystified as to why the hackers had picked on him "I have absolutely nothing to do with this" he said adding that he ran a consulting shop and a flower business and wasn’t particularly interested in sports "I don’t know any Russians" he said By: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: September 1 2016 11:47 am Australian taxpayers pumped about 6 million into Olympic sports over the four years leading up to Rio (Source: Reuters) Top News Australia’s top sports funding authority has defended its record in the wake of the nation’s worst Olympic haul in 24 years and called for more money to bridge the gap at elite international events The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and its funding programme ‘Winning Edge’ have been under fire since Rio where the country’s total of eight golds and 29 medals was well below expectations ‘Winning Edge’ introduced after the London Games in the wake of a similarly disappointing haul has long proven contentious in Australia for giving more funding to sports deemed to have better medal prospects at the expense of lower-profile disciplines But the more targeted approach fell flat in Rio where Australia’s traditionally strong swimming cycling and rowing teams managed only four titles between them Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates publicly questioned ‘Winning Edge’ two days before the closing ceremony and said the model needed to be reviewed But ASC chairman John Wylie said the authority’s board had “committed unanimously” to its key principles at a meeting this week “There is no doubt we can learn and improve from the experience of the past four years and from the Rio Olympics but the core principles of the strategy remain sound valid and in the long-term interests of the Australian sport sector” Wylie said in a statement “Australia’s Winning Edge is built on evidence-based funding decisions high aspirations for achievement sports taking responsibility for their own high performance programs and improved leadership and governance in sports organisations “It needs to be understood that these changes strengthen sports but don’t produce results overnight “While Australia’s medal results in Rio were less than predicted by independent forecasting services there were positive signs for the future” Australia has looked covetously at Britain’s Olympic performances their sporting arch-rivals outshining them with top-five finishes on the medals table at the last three Games Supported by a national lottery fund Britain finished second at Rio with a bumper haul of 27 golds and 67 medals Australian taxpayers pumped about A$340 million ($256 million) into Olympic sports over the four years leading up to Rio but Wylie said it was clear the country was being ‘out-spent’ “The ASC is not citing funding as the reason for not meeting aspirations in Rio” he added “Many factors contributed to the results and these will be analysed intensively … in the coming weeks with a view to future improvement “In the medium term however the Australian high performance sporting system will need new and deeper sources of funding if we are to remain competitive in the highest levels of international sport “This could include a new online national sports lottery” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 1 2016 1:35 am Related News A passenger allegedly attempted to rape a pregnant woman in the washroom of Amritsar-bound Jan Sadharan Express early Saturday Raju alias Rajan was caught by the victim’s husband and beaten up before being handed over to GRP at Barabanki station Share This Article Related Article The woman who is over five months pregnant was travelling with her husband and daughter in the general compartment said Barabanki GRP station in-charge Asma Majid She went to the washroom as the train left Gonda The accused arrived there and allegedly tried to rape her “The train only has general coaches and the compartments were crowded So her screams were heard other passengers” Majid said Later the woman fainted and was admitted to Barabanki district hospital “She is fine now We will get her statement recorded before the magistrate” Majid said Raju a resident of Bihar’s Begusarai has been booked ENS For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 16 2016 11:00 am Wrestler Sakshi Malik with Special Correspondent Mihir Vasavda at The Indian Express office Abhinav Saha Top News Why Sakshi Malik Sakshi Malik a 24-year-old from Rohtak is the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal Her bronze in the 58 kg category one of the two medals India’s biggest-ever Olympic contingent secured at the Rio Games got her the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Sakshi is also the brand ambassador for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign in Haryana a state infamous for its skewed gender ratio She says she is concerned about the obstacles women wrestlers face MIHIR VASAVDA: What has been tougher: training for the Olympics or the felicitations and travelling that came after the medal The travelling has definitely been tougher After travelling to different parts of the country being felicitated… I now feel I have done some good work SAHIL MALHOTRA: At one point you were trailing in the bronze bout What was going on in your mind during the last 10-12 seconds of the match It all happened in nine seconds The time was 5:51 and the bout was six minutes long I stood up and looked at the stopwatch and saw that there are nine seconds left All I thought then was that after coming this close I don’t want to go back without a medal In wrestling I’ve seen bouts change in two seconds Here I had nine I was lucky my final attack was successful MIHIR VASAVDA: In such moments most athletes say they go blank and trust their instinct How much could you strategise during the final seconds and how much of it was instinct There is very little time to think action needs to be taken immediately My mind was full of thoughts then: ‘You have come this far everyone is watching you you cannot go back after getting so close to the medal’ MIHIR VASAVDA: That day Indian players had lost in all the games Was that playing on your mind Yes that did affect me All Indian athletes were living together at the (Olympic) village When we would walk around and pass by the athletes of other countries I would feel really embarrassed because India didn’t have a single medal then I had a lot of belief in myself People didn’t I had dreamed of being part of the Olympics for several years and I was confident of making a mark Sakshi Malik a 24-year-old from Rohtak is the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal SANDEEP DWIVEDI: After all the felicitations and travel how difficult will it now be to go back to the grueling training schedule again The training is hard… really painful But I love wrestling I really enjoy it so it is fine I don’t go to weddings and family functions if I can’t get back in time for practice It’s always tough in the beginning Like now it has been almost 25 days and I’ve done nothing It takes a while to get back to the pace but eventually I enjoy it SANDEEP DWIVEDI: What is your next goal It was a dream to go to the Olympics and bring home a medal Now I want to go to Tokyo (2020) I always wanted to go to Japan and I’m lucky that the next Olympics are being hosted by them MIHIR VASAVDA: You said you have always wanted to go to Japan Why is that When I began wrestling our seniors told us that girls from Japan and China are the strongest We always lost to Japan and China Somewhere it got stuck in my mind and whenever I went for international competitions I hoped that I didn’t have Japanese and Chinese athletes in my pool Secondly they have excellent facilities Their coaches physiotherapists are very good I have also heard that the training there is good SANDEEP DWIVEDI: Is it difficult to communicate with wrestlers from other countries It’s easy to talk to athletes from the US and Canada but it is quite difficult when one has to converse with athletes from Japan and China All of us know some words in English so we manage At other times we use Google Translate and it is great fun MIHIR VASAVDA: Wouldn’t it be tough to defeat Japanese athletes on their home turf in the next Olympics It will be tough Wrestling on your home turf is always an advantage The country which hosts the Games is most likely to win most of the medals But then we have to give our best the rest is luck MIHIR VASAVDA: Do you think your medal will inspire other girls from Haryana to take up the sport When I began wrestling there were very few girls in the sport Now their numbers have increased so much that we can’t even train together The coach has to give us different time slots Things are definitely changing on the ground Many parents ask me about my diet how their daughters should train etc MANEESH CHHIBBER: Compared to the 2012 Olympics in London we won fewer medals in Rio What do you think the government must do to improve the performance of our players We won six medals in the London Olympics This time we were hoping for at least 10-12 medals Some medals were lost by a narrow margin — Dipa Karmakar (gymnastics) Sania Mirza (tennis mixed doubles) Abhinav Bindra (shooting) I can’t speak about other sports but for wrestling conducting more camps outside the country will help the athletes Fighting more competitions outside the country will help us get more experience and reduce our nervousness We only go for two competitions in a year — Asian Games and Commonwealth Games For the rest of the year we train at our centres MIHIR VASAVDA: All the Olympic winners including you have been given huge sums of money by various governments as a reward But don’t you think this should have been part of the training budgets of athletes Absolutely The amount of money they are giving us now if even a small percentage of it was put into the facilities provided to players then things would’ve been much better For example there are no stadiums in villages for girls to train Everyone has to go to the city to train They take two hours to just get to their training venue Many girls have asked me to urge authorities to provide them with better equipment wrestling mats and boxing rings If your athletes win give them awards But before they do that if there is some attention to the facilities of course there will be better results I see girls in torn T-shirts without proper gear… they are all so talented We need to help them Sakshi is also the brand ambassador for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign in Haryana a state infamous for its skewed gender ratio SHEELA BHATT: Apart from wrestling what are the other things you are fond of Who inspires you I was very fond of sports activities from the beginning In school I played basketball and table tennis I had heard of Sushil Kumar (wrestler won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics) and many other athletes… I always wanted to be like them When Sushil Kumar won a medal in 2008 that is when I realised how big a platform the Olympics really are So yes he (Sushil Kumar) has been an inspiration he opened the road for us MIHIR VASAVDA: If Geeta Phogat hadn’t got disqualified this time then the Federation would have probably given her another chance (Phogat was disqualified after failing to turn up for her repechage bout despite several announcements by the organisers during the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ulaanbator Mongolia) Do you think the wrestling selection policy needs a change Our selection happens properly I don’t think it was luck There were trials held to decide who would go for the qualification rounds I had won the 58 kg trial Geeta didi and other athletes were there as well I won those trials So who got the opportunity to go I did When I went for the qualifying rounds I lost So the Federation decided that since she (Phogat) had qualified in the Olympics before she could perform better this time She was lucky that she got one more chance She had already qualified for the Olympics in 2012 and she had more experience than me So she got her chance Also she wasn’t disqualified It was the bout before the finals and she lost before reaching the finals I didn’t want to let go of my last chance because I knew that after this I would have to wait for another four years It’s not like the selection policy is messed up… You can’t cheat much in wrestling Probably one point here and there but blatant cheating is impossible SAHIL MALHOTRA: Do you think there is too much hype around the Olympics which is sometimes used as an excuse by players After every event we hear people say things such as ‘it was the player’s first time the Olympics are very tough’ etc But the Rio Olympics was your first time too This was a big deal for me… the thought had been put into my mind as well People said ‘It is the Olympics no one knows what happens there top athletes from all over the world participate’… Also to be able to win in my first attempt seemed like a very big deal Before the Olympics we got the opportunity to compete and train with the other participating athletes Many camps were held I went to the one in Spain I tried to get as many competitions as possible to ensure that the Olympic hype was wiped out from my mind Fortunately for me there were many women of my weight who had come for training in Spain The camp was held for 10 days and during the competitions there one of my opponents was a world champion That helped me realise that it (Olympics) wasn’t a big deal and I was worrying unnecessarily If we have such camps every year our performance is bound to improve I have attended a lot of camps outside and there I have noticed that women from other countries don’t train as well as we do The only difference is that they play freely there is no pressure on them We (Indian athletes) on the other hand are tied down MIHIR VASAVDA: Before the Olympics was there a lot of pressure or did you just follow your daily routine There was a lot of pressure before the qualifiers Training was the most important thing we couldn’t see beyond it Every morning when I woke up all I could think of was the Olympics And after qualifying don’t even ask what happened… I would just tell myself to give it my best shot SANDEEP DWIVEDI: Do you think there is too much focus on cricket and cricketers in India All the attention you are getting now has come after an Olympic medal whereas even an IPL player thinks of himself as a celebrity In comparison to wrestling yes there is a lot of focus on cricket and sports such as badminton and lawn tennis The players (in these sports) are always in the limelight In fact I have always complained about this trend Just look at the previous three Olympics it is always the wrestlers who get the medals Despite that wrestling is not considered on a par with the other games What are we (wrestlers) lacking in I always raise these questions in my interviews SANDEEP DWIVEDI: Do you think that’s because people don’t understand the game too well its technical aspects It is only about whether a player has won or lost In cricket however there is a dissection of every move followed by discussions I fight five to eight bouts in a day In other games athletes play for a day and for the next two days they don’t do anything If my five bouts were spread out over more number of days then people would get the time to understand the game In boxing too matches are spread out over two-three days But I am confident that people will slowly get to know the sport (wrestling)… Movies are helping in spreading that message too Her bronze in the 58 kg category one of the two medals India’s biggest-ever Olympic contingent secured at the Rio Games got her the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna VINAY SIWACH: How important is muscle memory in your sport We have only six minutes there is very little time to plan your next attack Muscle memory develops with training It is the muscle memory that helps an athlete react during a bout — when to defend when to counter-attack It comes after years of training MIHIR VASAVDA: Former women’s hockey captain Ritu Rani got married and then there was news of some tiff with the federation and finally she announced her retirement How important is continuity in a woman’s career Men don’t have to worry about it much Mary Kom (boxer) continues to play despite her marriage and children In other countries too most of the women are married and have children So clearly (being married) is not a problem It is an Indian mindset that if you get married then it’s the end There is a lot of pressure on girls here Earlier in wrestling women players had to get a ‘boy cut’ because it was believed that if she had long hair she would not be able to perform Even I thought the same and had a ‘boy cut’ Later when I began growing my hair I wondered if my performance would be affected But just look at other countries all women wrestlers have long hair including the champions All these perceptions are just there in Indian minds KUMAR ABHISHEK: The Narsingh Yadav doping case made a lot of news this year How credible is the player’s defence when he says that it was a conspiracy or that he took the drugs by mistake We have no doctors to tell us about when to have which supplement I am not talking about the supplements that are banned Players must be shown the supplements and we should be told when to take them before the training or after it This will make a big difference Also we need to ensure that we have water from sealed water bottles and that our supplements are locked As far as Narsingh Yadav’s case is concerned he was a very strong opponent and had a chance of winning a medal (The Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Yadav for four years in August) I am not sure sure what happened but he is very innocent JONATHAN SELVARAJ: Wrestlers in the US Russia are very educated and some even run their own businesses But in India wrestling is often considered a village sport Players should never give up on their education If they continue to study simultaneously it will also help them improve in the game I have experienced it myself I tell girls all the time not to give up on their education… do it side-by-side It also helps in better communication HARISH DAMODARAN: What do you think is the reason for the poor sex ratio in Haryana Earlier there was a lot of discrimination in the state — boys were put on a pedestal and people weren’t very happy when girls were born I do not understand why this was the case Women are ahead of men in many fields even now with our performances (in the Olympics) we have proved that girls are better The mindset is changing slowly Many girls want to take up wrestling now many parents come and speak to me In the future the sex ratio will improve too For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: May 31 2016 1:13 am Top News The numbers are daunting at the Maharashtra Police’s Finger Print Bureau — an inflow of at least 1700 fresh cases every year a monthly disposal hovering between seven and eight cases and a pendency standing at 4000 With only 19 scientists as against a sanctioned strength of 30 the century-old agency is barely keeping afloat “We have prioritised finishing off old cases” said a scientist at the Mumbai regional centre which functions out of the dusty barracks behind the Marine Drive police station The agency headquartered in Pune functions under the state Criminal Investigation Department and has regional centres in Mumbai Aurangabad and Nagpur Established by the British while the region was still the Bombay Presidency over time its focus shifted to examining crime scenes and to white-collar crimes these days Its finest hours came when asked to authenticate the map of targets drawn by the 26/11 accused Ajmal Kasab Share This Article Related Article While only three per cent of all cases registered at the police stations in the state are referred to the agency these are confined largely to two categories — suicides and white-collar crimes “In Mumbai where property deals take place all the time we are sent a lot of cases where the power of attorney is falsely obtained Forgery is on the rise” said another senior expert who did not wish to be named The experts manually examine each document sent to them to observe the writer’s characteristics The pressure that the writer applies at various places in the document tells the experts a lot about the writer Experts however can only conclude whether a person accused of wrongdoing or who has been wronged has written a particular document only when they are given another sample of writing “Fingerprints are fixed data The handwriting of a person varies with mood but by studying it we are able to tell his or her characteristics and habits” said the expert A large proportion of forgery cases are related to elected representatives denying having signed letters of recommendation even after being confronted with their own writing Typically most of the cases under this bracket referred to the agency follow a certain pattern — a local municipal counsellor or MLA or at times MP issues a letter to recommend a person from his constituency for employment When the employee generally with a criminal history creates trouble at the office and is hauled to the police the authorities question the representative’s recommendation “In most cases we have found that the accused MLAs lie about having signed letters But these days they are trying to avoid trouble by getting their secretaries to put their signatures” said the expert The average suicide note that the agency is asked to verify according to the expert belong to women who are harassed by in-laws before deciding to kill themselves Officers at the agency complained however that their numbers were rising as quickly as the number of crimes they were asked to investigate Proposals to introduce 34 new posts of experts and elevate them to the status of class-I officers are pending with the Home department And while the government recently approved granting the agency 3000 square feet of space spread across two floors of the soon-to-be constructed modern building to house the Marine Drive police station the expert said “Conditions have to improve We are doing the work of scientists” Have a comment or suggestion for Police Diary Write to [email protected] with subject line: Police Diary For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News If I was given a chance to work with 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and Wilmots was quick to dispel any thoughts the Red? Top News For sprinter Srabani Nanda,vice-chairman of Ghaziabad Development Authority,not a bed of roses,chanted “Bharat mata ki jai. Vande Matram” WATCH VIDEO|Watch: Baba Ramdev Beats Olympic Medalist In Promotional Wrestling Bout Later he added that wrestling will excel in the upcoming years and will become one of the most followed sports in the world Baba Ramdev’s and Stadnik’s bout was scheduled after Pankaj Rana and Pritam’s bout which the Punjab wrestler Pankaj won the match on points difference and helped his side make it into the final for the first time Andrey had defeated wrestler Sushil Kumar in Beijing He had reached the finals giving Sushil an opportunity to play in repechage and won a bronze medal By doing so the India wrestler became the first India to win a medal in wrestling This is not the first time Baba Ramdev challenged an international wrestler Earlier on the occasion of 20th anniversary of his Ashram in Haridwar he had challenged Indian-wrestler Sushil Kumar in 2016 Andrey ‘s wife Mariya Stadnik was present in the stands Mariya is also a wrestler from Ukraine but represents Azerbaijan She has won three Olympic medals in the 48kg category including one bronze and two silver medals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Nimish Dubey | New Delhi | Updated: July 10 2016 4:32 pm Gavaskar was among the best batsmen in the world during his era (1971-87) Top News July 10 is the birthday of one of India’s greatest sportspersons Sunil ‘Sunny’ Gavaskar The first man to score ten thousand runs in Test cricket and also the first player to score more than thirty centuries Gavaskar was among the best batsmen in the world during his era (1971-87) He still holds the record for the most runs made in a debut Test series and the most Test centuries against the West Indies and is the only player to have scored a century and a double century in the same Test Match twice But there was more to the man some labelled ‘Cricket’s Napoleon’ for his relative lack of height than just cricket records So as he goes past yet another year in his life here is a look at ten facts that not too many might know about Sunil Manohar Gavaskar: He might have ended up catching fish rather than scoring runs but for a sharp-eyed relative After he was born a nurse accidentally placed him next to a fisherwoman No one noticed the change but one of Gavaskar’s uncles had noticed a birthmark near his ear and when he did not see it in the other child he brought the matter to the notice of the hospital and baby Sunil was duly returned to his parents The first casualty of Gavaskar’s cricketing ability was not a cricketer but his own mother Meenal Well before his teens they were playing cricket in his house and one of his patent straight drives (well not patented yet but it would become famous) hit her in the face She carried on gamely but he promptly reverted to defensive mode The ambition to play for India came to him when he saw the Indian team pullovers of his uncle Madhav Mantri who had played for India When he asked if he could have one of the pullovers Mantri told him sternly that they had to be earned Sunil Gavaskar receiving the Padma Bhushan award from the former President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (Express Archive 1980) He idolised West Indian Rohan Kanhai and India’s ML Jaisimha when he was growing up He also is the brother in law of Indian cricket legend Gundappa Vishwanath (small wonder he planned to name his son Rohan Jaivishwa Gavaskar although he eventually became better known as Rohan Gavaskar) He wanted to wear his hair long and over his collar a la Ian Chappell the charismatic Australian cricketer as well but had to give up the effort as his hair was too wavy for the effect He might be known as a prolific batsman but he was also a very prolific writer He is the only Indian cricketer with as many as four books to his name during his playing career – Sunny Days Idols Runs ‘n Ruins and One Day Wonders Actress Madhumati and cricketer Sunil Gavaskar in Marathi film Savli Premacha (Express Archive) He played the lead part in a Marathi film Saavli Premachi And yes he even danced and did the prerequisite running around the trees in the film (check it here if you believe us not) He also made a special appearance as himself in the Hindi film Malamaal He may have terrorised pace bowlers but he himself was terrified of dogs Legendary English all rounder Ian Botham once trapped him inside a phone booth by simply standing outside it with a massive dog Gavaskar came out only after Botham and the mutt were persuaded to go away Sunil Gavaskar with actor Naseeruddin Shah He remains one of the few cricketers to have got a haircut from the umpire in the course of a match Batting against England at Old Trafford in 1974 he found his hair getting in his eyes all the time (yes they used to bat without helmets and even caps in those days) and asked the umpire Dickie Bird to trim his hair Bird did so with a pair of scissors he had kept to actually cut threads from the seam of the cricket ball if needed muttering “the things umpires have to do these days” He must have done a good job – Gavaskar scored a century Sticking to Old Trafford 1974 Gavaskar is also perhaps the only player in Test cricket to have scored a Test century in a torn pair of trousers They got torn from the inside of his left thigh in the early part of his innings but he refused to change them and went on to play one of the greatest innings of his career Some critics would jokingly remark that “getting Sunny to score runs is easy – just tear his trousers” (you can see the innings at here) Although accused of being obsessed with records Gavaskar himself never used to look at the scoreboard while batting and thus often never had any idea of his score A great example of this was when he scored his 29th Test century to equal Sir Don Bradman’s record that had stood for more than three decades He had no idea he had passed the landmark and was wondering what the applause was about until non-striker Dilip Vengsarkar told him “Bloody hell it is your 29th” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 22 2013 2:23 am Top News Martand Biniwale and Devika Bhide annexed the mens and womens singles titlesrespectivelyat the Le Meridien Cup table tennis tournament played at Deccan Gymkhana Biniwale dismantled Chinmay Datar 11-711-611-911-5 in the final to claim the title Before thatBiniwale had scalped Adwait Brahme in the semi-finals 11-714-1211-611-7 Devika Bhide claimed the womens title as she won 11-811-49-1111-712-10 against a spirited Manasi Munj In the semi-finalsBhide had defeated Sayali Deshpande while Munj had prevailed over second seed Manasi Chhajed The youth boys title went to Chinmay Datarwho made up for the disappointment in the mens category Datar defeated Aniket Gulvani 11-511-713-1111-6 Manasi Chhajed reversed her semi-final defeat against Munj in the youth girls 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NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 18 2012 12:40 am Related News The Esplanade magistrate court on Friday extended the police custody of Sajjad Ahmed Mughala watchman arrested for the murder of lawyer Pallavi Purkyasthatill August 24 While seeking his custodythe prosecution argued that essential forensic tests are yet to be conducted Police said Mughal allegedly killed Purkayastha early on August 9 by slitting her throat in her apartment in Wadalas Bhakti Park area He has confessed to his crimethe prosecution told the court Mughal had allegedly planned the murder and was waiting for the right moment to kill her 26/11 bomb suit scam accused to stay in custody A Metropolitan Magistrate at the Esplanade Court on Friday extended the police custody of importer Bimal Agarwal till August 24 He was arrested by the Mumbai Polices Economic Offences Wing (EOW) during a probe into irregularities in the purchase of bomb disposal suits after 26/11 Claiming that he provided 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