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Reviews Muharram arrangements
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1 dies, 10 injured in road mishaps Srinagar, November 03: One person died and ten others were injured in different road accidents across the valley. An Army vehicle bearing registration number 02D145400-D and a Maruti car bearing registration number Jk01N/0946 collided near Delina, in the jurisdiction of Police station Baramulla, resulting in on spot death of Maruti driver Inderjeet Singh son of Mohan Singh resident of Tangmulla, Rafiabad. Baramulla Police has registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, a Load Carrier bearing registration number Jk01U/4958 hit and injured a pedestrian Ghulam Mohammad Sofi son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Drangbal, Pampore on National Highway near old Bus stand. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. Pampore Police has registered a case in this regard. In another accident, a Sumo bearing registration number Jk05C/8302 hit and injured a pedestrian Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar at Kunzar, Baramulla. The injured was shifted to PHC, Kunzar for treatment. Baramulla Police has registered a case in this regard. In another accident, a Wagon-r bearing registration number DL-3CB/2734 turned turtle on the the road near State Bank of India, Awantipora, resulting in injuries to two persons including the driver of the vehicle. Both the injured were shifted to Hospital for treatment. Awantipora police has registered a case in this regard. See mishaps on Pg. 7
Elderly injured in bear attack Srinagar, November 03: A bear attacked and injured 80 years old Mohammad Jabber son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Shahabad, Tral in his village. The injured was shifted to Hospital for treatment.
Journalist fraternity grieved Srinagar, November 03: The Journalist fraternity of the state has expressed heart-felt condolences with Shahid Rashid, Chief Editor State Reporter over the demise of his 24-year-old only son in a road accident and with Bashir Ahmad Bashir over the demise of his Mother in-Law. Several social, religious, political and media organizations have expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and have prayed for the departed souls. Rashid’s only son Faisal Rashid pursuing MBA at Delhi had left home with his friend to Jammu in a private vehicle. The car met with an accident at Awatipora which caused severe head injury to Faisal. Immediately he was shifted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura hospital where he underwent a critical surgery. After losing the battle for life, Faisal left for heavenly aboard today in the morning.
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Pakistan to assess US ties after killing of Mehsud Islamabad, November 03: Pakistan will review its relationship with the United States in a high-level meeting on Sunday, the prime minister's office said, following the killing of the Pakistani Taliban leader in a US drone strike. Mehsud, who had a $5 million US bounty on his head, was killed on Friday in the northwestern Pakistani militant stronghold of North Waziristan, near the Afghan border. The Pakistani Taliban have killed thousands of Pakistani civilians and members of the security forces in their bid to impose Islamist rule but the new government has been calling for peace talks. The government denounced Mehsud's killing as a US bid to derail the talks and summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to complain. "The murder of Hakimullah is the murder of all efforts at peace," said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, adding that
the government still wanted to pursue talks. Some politicians have demanded that US military supply lines into Afghanistan be blocked in response to the US attack. Pakistan is the main route for supplies for US troops in landlocked Afghanistan, for everything from food and drinking water to fuel, and the closure of the routes could be a serious disruption as US and other Western forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of next year. Pakistani cooperation is also seen as vital in trying to bring peace to Afghanistan, in particular in nudging the Afghan Taliban, who are allied but separate from the Pakistani Taliban, into talks with the Kabul government. Relations between the United States and Pakistan have been seriously strained several times over recent years, including in 2011, when US forces killed Osama bin Laden in a raid that Pakistan said violated its sovereignty.
Despite its anger, cashstrapped Pakistan depends to a great extent on US support and the United States, despite frustrations over the relationship, is unlikely to ever make a complete break with its nuclear-armed ally. "REVENGE" Three Pakistani Taliban commanders said they had been due meet a government delegation on Saturday and they had been meeting to discuss the talks. They said they felt betrayed by Mehsud's killing and were not interested in talks. A Pakistani Taliban spokesman vowed a wave of revenge bombings. Mehsud's followers have been debating who should replace him. Several militant commanders said on Saturday that 38-yearold Khan Said, known as Sajna, had been chosen. But other factions of the Pakistani Taliban alliance were unhappy with the choice and were supporting other candidates, including Mullah Fazlullah,
PDP’s ‘peace march’ eye wash, not actual peace: Tanvir “Where were they 2 weeks ago when ceasefire was threatened?” Srinagar, November 03: Calling PDP’s ‘so called’ peace march as ‘Bogus’ Omar Abdullah’s Political secretary Tanvir Sadiq said that it’s no more than ‘point scoring’ and ‘cheap gimmickry’ adding that a massive contradiction defines the PDP’s so called ‘Peace March’ In a statement issued today Omar Abdullah’s Political secretary said “the party chose to ignore the development that threatened the peace process between India and Pakistan a couple of weeks ago but are making amusing noise in Srinagar city merely to hoodwink and deceive the people” he added “ this among other things shows the party’s bewildered and
reactive nature” While asking about where were they two weeks ago when the ceasefire was threatened and that too in areas being shelled
the political secretary said that “Omar Abdullah and his colleagues were in the areas being shelled and PDP are now marching that too in the heart of the city which shows that their intention is only
Soz asks SMC to ensure electricity, cleanliness during Muharram Srinagar, Nov 03: Prof. Saifuddin Soz President JK Pradesh Congress Committee has asked the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to take particular measures to ensure supply of electricity, cleanliness electrification, repairs of infrastructure to particular areas during the auspicious period of Muharram. According to a statement issued to KNS, Prof Soz has said that he has written to Commissioner Municipal Corporation Dr. G. N. Qasba that while his department must be doing whatever needs to be done to provide facilities and amenities during the auspicious
period of Muharram, he thought it necessary to ask the corporation that apart from fulfilling the needs in respect of amenities to the people, it constitutes the gesture that system is participating in observing the Muharram in all seriousness. “I also wrote to Deputy Commissioner Farooq A. Shah to ensure facilities that the system should offer to the devotees during the auspicious period of Muharram. Earlier to this a large a large delegation from Zadibal, Hazratbal and Iddgah Constituencies met me and explained their requirements during the period of Muharram,” Prof Soz has said in his statement.
eye wash and not actual peace” He added, “The NC leadership quietly laid the ground work for peace and amity and built a momentum for both.” Stating that the peace that obtains in the valley accrues from the hard work of the Omar Abdullah led government the political secretary said, “PDP is merely posturing and it’s so called ‘Peace March is rife with irony.” He added, “The PDP’s plank , approach does not resonate with the masses, there is a total disconnect between their attempt at crude populism with the masses” adding “ the people of Kashmir will see through this crude gimmickry as well.”
the ruthless commander from the Swat Valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad, whose men shot and wounded schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai last year. Said was seen as a relative moderate and if he became leader, talks with the government might eventually get going, said Imtiaz Gul, head of Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies think-tank. But if Fazlullah was chosen, there would be little hope of compromise, he said. Even if talks started, it was unclear how successful they would be unless the government gave significant concessions to the militants, Gul said. "You're compromising the rule of law, and ceding ground to non-state actors, giving in to a small band of criminals. It threatens everything on which Pakistan stands - the constitution, parliament," Gul said. "They haven't thought through the consequences of these talks. They're just firefighting See Pakistan on Pg. 7
DGP welcomes Geelani’s remarks on stone pelting 200 militants present in J&K Srinagar, November 03: Terming the recent statement of Huriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani wherein he had condemned the stone pelting in valley, a ‘welcome step’, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad today said Geelani should take ‘on ground measures’ to stop the stone pelting incidents in valley. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the DGP said the recent statement of Geelani that the stone pelting should be stopped, is a ‘good step’ provided it gets implemented on ground. “We see that the stone pelting incidents do take place in several areas and when he (Geelani) condemns it, he should thoroughly
follow the matter so that stone pelting could be halted at the earliest.” Mr. Prasad further stated that the separatists have been issuing statements against stone pelting in the past as well but the need of the hour is to implement the statements on ground. Without naming Geelani, DGP mentioned that the fiery speeches made by some separatists make youth to disturb law and order in valley. “They seek permission to offer Friday prayers but then use the day to serve their political interests,” said the DGP while adding that the situation naturally gets disturbed when the ‘fiery speeches’ are being delivered in front of the large See DGP on Pg 7
Countdown in progress for India's Mars Orbiter Mission Sriharikota, November 03: The 56 and-a-half hour countdown for the launch of India's first space mission to Mars, slated for 5th November, commenced on Sunday and is in progress at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. "The 56 hours and 30 minutes countdown started as per schedule at 06.08 AM. It is proceeding smoothly," a spokesman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told over phone on Sunday morning. ISRO's workhorse launch vehicle PSLV C25, carrying India's first inter-planetary satellite Mars Orbiter Mission, is scheduled to lift off at 2.38 pm on 5th November from the spaceport of Sriharikota, some 100 km from Chennai. The Launch Authorisation Board had on 1st November given its consent for the launch of the MOM after
the successful conduct of a launch rehearsal the previous day. The rocket is expected to take over 40 minutes to inject the satellite into Earth's orbit after the take off. The vehicle tracking sta-
Deepwali celebrated with religious fervor in Valley Srinagar, November 03: Deepawali– the festival of lights–was celebrated across the state on Sunday with Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs in the Valley lighting lamps and thronging temples and Gurudwaras to celebrate the festival. Repors reaching KNS, said that the Hindus visited the main temples this morning to offer special prayers while as Sikhs were also witnessed visiting various Gurudwaras in the Valley to offer prayers. Security forces also offered prayers in make-shift temples in their camps and illuminated their bunkers. Fire crackers were burst across the Valley in evening by security forces to celebrate the festival. Some shops in the city had erected special stalls to sell the Deepwali merchandise while confectionery and
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tions at Port Blair, Bylalu near Bangalore, Brunei and sea-borne terminals on board Shipping Corporation of India's vessels SCI Nalanda and SCI Yamuna positioned at South Pacific Ocean have also been kept
Students participate in various competitions on day-3 of Sonzal 2013 Srinagar, November 03:
sweets outlets witnessed brisk sales during the day. Soon after dusk, the Hindus and Sikhs in the Valley illuminated their homes and shops with oil lamps, candles and electric decoratives. Meanwhile, a function was organized at Raj Bhavan here today in which N. N. Vohra, Governor and Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, celebrated the festival of lights with the officers and staff of the Governor’s Secretariat and personnel of
J&K Police and CRPF who are deployed for providing security arrangements at the Raj Bhavan. This event, organized in the attractive lawns of Raj Bhavan, made the auspicious occasion a memorable one for the invited staff and security personnel. According to a government handout, the Governor, and the First Lady, extended Deepawali greetings and offered sweets to all those assembled on the See Deepawali on Pg. 7
on alert, ISRO sources said. Once launched, the satellite is expected to go around the Earth for 20-25 days, before embarking on a nine-month voyage to the red planet on 1st December and reach the See Countdown on Pg. 7
The third day of Sonzal witnessed a series of events held at the different venues of the Kashmir University. The events like painting, poster competition, light vocal, group song, one act play, blood donation and medical awareness camp were scheduled for the day. The statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) mentioned that the convocation complex witnessed a huge rush of spectators to enjoy the performances of the students from various colleges and departments of Kashmir University and more than 300 students participated in the different categories of events held within the campus. “Besides the competitive events blood donation
camp and medical camp/ dental camp were organized during the day. More than 50 donors donated their blood and around 200 patients were given free treatment,” mentions the statement. Iftikhar Jafar, Bilal. A. Wagay and Akhter Rasool were the judges for the poster and painting competitions respectively. Prominent actor Masood Mutanzir, Showkat Shafi - Asst. Dean Students Welfare and Mohammad. S. Khan were the judges for the theatre competition while as Farooq Ahmad, Naseer Ahmad and Raja Bilal were the judges for the music events. Earlier on the second day of the 6th intra University Youth Festival “Sonzal-2013” organized by Department of Students See Sonzal on Pg. 7
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because they have no long-term remedy for Pakistan's problems." While the government has been promoting talks, the powerful Pakistani military has voiced its opposition to negotiating with the al Qaeda-linked militants.
gathering. Reacting to the recent news report about the ‘contradictory’ number of militants operating in valley, Mr. Prasad said that Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) department has the figures which state the 180 militants are operating in valley besides 20 in other parts of the state. “The total number of militants present in the state is 200 this year (2013).” However he further mentioned that there could be the variation in the numbers between various security agencies operating in the state as according to DGP, holding gun alone does not qualify to be a militant. “There are so many Over Ground Workers (OGW), many work here without the gun, some are militant informers. There are several definitions of the word militant therefore the numbers could vary.”
orbit of the Mars on 24th September, 2014. If India succeeds in the Rs 450-crore MOM mission, it would be the fourth in the world, after the US, Russia and Europe to do so. European Space Agency (ESA) of European consortium, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US and Roscosmos of Russia are the three agencies which have successfully undertaken missions to the red planet so far. Though there have been 51 missions to the Mars, only 21 of them have been successful.
occasion. They interacted with the members of staff of the Governor’s Secretariat and the security personnel and wished them and their families well-being and prosperity.
Welfare (DSW) KU hundreds of students from various teaching departments of KU and affiliated/constituent colleges participated in various competitions including elocution, collage making and cartooning.
Family refuses to claim body of Patna terror suspect
TDP founder N T Rama Controversial 3000-pound 'security bond' for UK Rao's statue torched in visa to be scrapped Andhra Pradesh nabbed and a new statue is installed by the government. It may be mentioned that in the recent past, both the TDP and Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party which have spearheaded the agitation against bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, have traded acrimonious charges, accusing each other of being hand in glove with the Congress for political gains. Political observers said both parties are known t o b u r n e ff i g i e s o f Congress president Sonia Gandhi, while the police assume the role of spectators.
London, November 03: The controversial 3,000pound " security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed. The scheme, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May in June, was to come into force this month. A Home Office spokesman confirmed a Sunday Times report that the policy would be scrapped. Hugo Swire, Britain's Minister of state for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said recently that "no decision was taken on the visa bond scheme". The decision is thought to
In another accident, a Tata Sumo bearing registration number Jk13A/2816 hit a motorcycle bearing registration number Jk13A/2816 at Uranhall, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bijbehara, Anantnag, resulting in injuries to Motorcyclist Adil Ahmad Ganie son of Gulzar Ahmad and a pillion Showkat Ahmad Ganie son of Ali Mohammad residents of Wachi, Pulwama. Both the injured were shifted to Hospital. Bijbehara Police has registered a case in this regard. In another accident, four persons were injured when a Tata Sumo bearing registration number Jk09/4924, they were travelling in, turned turtle near Tankipora, in the jurisdiction of station Khurhama, Kupwara. All the injured were Yangon, November 03: A Refugees, said at a press shifted to hospital for treatment. Kupwara Police has boat carrying 70 ethnic briefing Saturday in m i n o r i t y M u s l i m Geneva. registered a case in this regard. R o h i n g y a c a p s i z e d He said the agency had Sunday off the western received several reports of coast of Myanmar, an aid d r o w n i n g s a n d w a s worker said. Only eight seeking details from Islamabad, November 03: survivors have been found. authorities. In Sunday's Renowned Pakistani folk The boat was in the Bay of incident, Melik said the singer Reshma, who was Asks officers to make fool proof arrangements Bengal and headed for wooden boat carrying at suffering from throat cancer Bangladesh when it went least 70 Rohingya from for a long time, died in Srinagar, November 03: making foolproof arrange- down early Sunday, said Ohn Taw Gyi village left at Lahore Sunday morning, T h e S p e a k e r , J & K ment of medicare facilities. Abdul Melik, who works around 3 a.m. and broke hospital sources said. Legislative Assembly, Mr. He also asked the officers of for the humanitarian apart about four hours later. Reshma was in coma for a M u b a r a k G u l t o d a y S r i n a g a r M u n i c i p a l o rg a n i z a t i o n A c t i o n Women, children and month, Geo TV quoted presided over an officers Corporation to install street Against Hunger. babies were among those hospital sources as saying. meeting held here today and lights and make arrange- The incident comes after on board. Family members Born in Bikaner in India's reviewed the arrangements ments for cleanliness in the United Nations warned and friends were scouring Rajasthan state to a Banjara being put in place by the these areas. Gul asked that an annual and often the Bay of Bengal and family around 1947, her Government in connection e n g i n e e r s o f P o w e r deadly exodus of desperate coastlines for survivors, tribe migrated to Karachi with Muharram in Shia Development and PHE people from Myanmar's but so far only eight shortly after partition. Dawn dominated areas of Eidgah d e p a r t m e n t s t o t a k e Rakhine state appears to survivors have been found, reported that she his constituency. necessary steps and ensure have begun. The exodus he said. It was not survived by son Umair and Speaker asked the officer to uninterrupted power supply usually kicks off in immediately clear whether daughter Khadija. When make necessary arrange- and regular water supply in November, when seas any bodies had been she was just 12, a television ments well in advance in the the Shia dominated areas of begin to calm. recovered. Myanmar, a and radio producer spotted areas like Khankahi Sokhta, the constituency during As many as 1,500 people predominantly Buddhist her singing at Shahbaz Liagaridori, Fateh Kadal, Muharram days. have fled in the last week, nation of 60 million, has Qalander's shrine. The Shamswari and Arwath. He Several delegations met the D a n M c N o r t o n , a been gripped by sectarian producer arranged for her to directed the officers to Speaker and apprised him spokesman for the U.N. violence in the last 18 record "Laal Meri" on ensure availability of about their problems. He High commission for months. Pakistan radio. essential commodities like assured them that their Rice, Dugar, Atta, Kerosene p r o b l e m s w o u l d b e Government of Jammu & Kashmir oil and cooking gas, besides addressed on priority.
Boat carrying 70 people sinks off Myanmar
Gul reviews Muharram arrangements
DDC Budgam takes stock of Muharram arrangements Budgam, November 03: District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Shah alongwith a team of officers today visited various areas of Chadoora to take stock of the Muharram arrangements. During his visit, the District Dev. Commissioner visited Ziyarat Sharief of Shams-udDin Iraqi, Chadoora, Imambaras of Chattergam, New Khandah and Sathu. A large number of delegations met the District Dev. Commissioner during his visit and apprised him of the various problems confronting them. The people
demanded additional ration quota, firewood, drinking water supply and uninterrupted power supply during the Muharram days. The District Development Commissioner assured the delegation that their genuine demands will be taken up with the concerned authorities on priority. He directed the officers particularly from Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Public Health Engineering, Roads & Buildings, Power Development Department, Forest, Health and Municipal Committee to address the grievance of the people.
Manohar Joshi meets Uddhav Thackeray
Patna, November 03: Three days due to his injuries. Ainul's body is from his family turns up Sunday, we after Ainul Ansari alias Tarique, a kept at the mortuary of the Patna will hand over the body. In case no suspect in the serial bomb blasts in Medical College and Hospital. "The one claims his body, last rites would the Bihar capital, died at a hospital Government Railway Police be performed Monday as per due to injuries to his brain, his family officials have been deployed outside religious rituals by a Muslim has refused to claim the body for last the mortuary for security reason," a organization, known for burial of rites, police said on Sunday. "No police official said. Ainul's 70-year- unclaimed bodies here," Singh said. one from his family has turned up so old father Ataullah Ansari, a resident Ainul's postmortem examination far to claim his body," Patna of Dhurva in Ranchi, Jharkhand, had was conducted by a medical board superintendent of police (Railway) publicly declared last Friday not to and videographed. Arun Kumar, Upendra Kumar Singh said. Six take custody of his body. "After I director of IGIMS where Ainul was people were killed and nearly 100 heard that he was involved in terror admitted with splinter injuries to his injured in seven bomb blasts in act and seriously injured, I brain, said that after battling for life Patna Oct 27. Six of the seven blasts announced that he was not my son... for over five days, he succumbed to took place on Oct 27 at Patna's where is the question of claiming his serious injuries. According to Gandhi Maidan before Bharatiya body," he had then said. According to police officials, Ainul was admitted Janata Party's prime ministerial him, there is no place of terrorism in to the hospital here as he was found candidate Narendra Modi was to Islam. "Ainul was not my son as he crying in pain near the railway address a rally. The seventh explo- violated the rules of Islam," said station toilet after the bomb exploded sion was at the Patna railway station. Ataullah. Singh said that railway even as he was trying to fix it or fit a Ainul was seriously injured in the police, starting Friday, will keep the timer. Arun Kumar said that before bomb explosion at the railway body for 72 hours in the mortuary his identity was disclosed by the station and he died Friday at Indira before his last rites are performed as police, he was believed to be a Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences per his religious faith. "If any one victim.
Guntur, November 03: A statue of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and actor late N T Rama Rao was found burnt at Pulladi Gunta village, 10 km from here, on Sunday morning. Smoke had blackened the statue and heat had peeled off chunks of cement, when it was found by villagers. Angry TDP cadres blocked GunturPrathipadu Road and shouted slogans against the Congress, while TDP district secretary M Subba Rao condemned the outrage and vowed to continue agitating until those responsible are
Pakistani folk singer Reshma is dead
have been taken after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg threatened to block it. India had also expressed its concern to the UK government both at the ministerial and official levels. The aim of the scheme was to reduce the number of people from some "highrisk" countries -- including India, Pakistan, and Nigeria -- staying in the UK once their short-term visas expired. Visitors would have paid a 3,000pound cash bond before arrival in the UK that would have been forfeited if they failed makes the return trip.
Mumbai, November 03: Beleaguered Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi, who was booed off the dais by his party's supporters at a Dussehra rally last month, on Sunday called on party chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence. "I met Uddhavji to greet him on the occasion of Diwali," Joshi told reporters outside 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra here today. "Since there were a number of party workers who had come to greet, I could not talk extensively with Uddhavji. A comprehensive discussion with him will take place some other day. The Shiv Sena chief will give time for the next meeting,"
he said. The Shiv sainiks had heckled Joshi at the Dussehra rally as they were annoyed with his utterances against Uddhav Thackeray's leadership style. After Joshi was booed off the stage, Uddhav had said during the rally that he would not fall prey to any pressure tactics. Meanwhile, Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale also met Thackeray at his residence. "Uddhavji said that he has been discussing with the senior BJP leaders about allotting the Rajya Sabha seat to me. He has promised me that he will allot Rajya Sabha seat from the Shiv Sena or BJP quota," Athawale said.
‘UJC a main stake holder in Kashmir Issue’ Srinagar, November 03: Awami Ithad Party(AIP) today held workers meet at Qalmabad in which various representatives of the party put light on various issues of public importance. In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) the spokesman mentioned thjat the ‘Kashmir dispute’ remained top thrust and the peakers threw light how various poltical parties are emotionally blackmailing the innocent people.
Spokesperson has further if Kashmir issue is to be put to its logical end, Chief of Jihad council is main stake holder and we have to talk to him. “It is worth mentioning that thousands of people were present in the meet who shouted the slogans against the barbarism of state govt who hoodwink people on one pretext or other and people pledged that change is law of nature they do not want to see old wine in new bottles.” Reads the issued statement.
Writers Forum organizes Literary Conference Baramulla, November 03: A Literary Conference was held here today, organized by Writers Forum, Baramulla in collaboration with District Information
Centre Baramulla. The conference was attended by writers, poets, literary persons and prominent citizen of the district.
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Zabarwan Times Monday, 04 November 2013
Defectors hardly matter
ith the nearing of parliamentary and assembly elections, the political atmosphere is getting hot and every large and small party is busy to oil its political machinery. The political activity is picking up with every passing day as the parties are busy to organize public rallies at different places of the state to highlight their achievements and future plans. It is a positive sign that large number of people are taking part in these rallies which symbolize our democratic values. However the turnovers and defectors have also become active and are joining one party or the other to attract a lot of media attention. This trend is in reality very damaging for the democracy and the parties, where these defectors make their way. Everybody knows that these defectors have no standing in the people and their entry or exit in a party cannot make slightest difference in its political fortunes. The media hype given to these defectors is only with a motive to show that it is the popularity of a particular political party which is attracting more and more people in it. Whether it is Congress, NC or PDP all the three parties are trying to out number each other in arranging these publicity shows wherein the defectors are garlanded and welcome by senior party functionaries. People know all these political gimmicks and are not impressed by this publicity hype but are in fact going to measure all the three parties with the yardstick of their performance. It is not possible to mislead the people in this modern age when every possible technology is used to get the information about the overall performance of political parties and individuals. Gone are the days when people used to be swayed away by hollow slogans, misleading statements, unfulfilled promises by political parties for getting votes and after five years the same things were being repeated. Now the people are aware that the contribution of a government or a political party has to be seen by its performance and measured on the basis of ground realities and only then they decide whom to vote, to power and whom to throw out of it. Political parties should concentrate on their performance rather to arrange publicity shows on the entry of the turnovers and defectors and should dedicate themselves to the service of the people and mitigate their genuine problems, if they want their vote.
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Monday, 04 November 2013
Important Animals of Indian Wildlife and Conservation
he illegal trade in wildlife is a global issue. From animal parts, like tiger bones and musk glands to live reptiles, birds and ivory, poachers and smugglers illegally poach and traffic a variety of wild plant and animal species. The two major categories of traded items are live specimens of wildlife species and products from wildlife species. The wildlife products mostly traded illegally are musk, ivory, rhino horns, tiger and leopard skins and bones; snakes and monitor lizard skins; pet trade and feather for decoration; turtle for meat and soups and Tibetan antelope for shawls. Animals Involved In Wildlife Trade Tiger- The problem of tiger poaching has come into the limelight because of a number of seizures of tiger skins, bones and other body parts, which took place in different parts of the country. The problem is mainly on account of the high demand for tiger parts, which are used in oriental medicine. Elephant- Carving of ivory is a traditional cottage industry in South India. The spurt in prices of ivory has been mainly responsible for killing of elephant in India. It is alleged that poachers do not hesitate to shoot even young elephants down to 5 years of age, which carry tusks of about 2.5 Kg. a piece only. This type of systematic and sustained poaching of tuskers appeared to affect even the genetic potential and sex ratio of the species. Tibetan Antelope or Chiru – The famous Shahtoosh shawls are woven from the under wool of the animal which has to be killed in order to derive the wool. This animal is migratory and was once found in large numbers in summers in the northeastern corner of Ladakh. Their numbers have now come down to a few hundreds, though they are still found in large numbers in the Tibetan Plateau. Live Birds – Around 250 native species are trapped in India and are traded mainly for food, zoo, as pets medicine, black magic falconry and taxidermy. Millions of birds are caged for trade of which two thirds die during capture or during transportation.
Rhinoceros - This animal is now on the Protected Areas are geographical areas set be permitted at the time of settlement. endangered list mainly due to trade in rhino apart exclusively for the conservation of Forest areas of Government land adjacent horn. The horn fetches about 2,00,000 to biodiversity and where the prime objective to National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries 3,00,000 rupees in India and much more in of management is conservation of normally have important flora and fauna. the international market. Its meat, bones biodiversity. There are four categories of This can be declared as Conservation are also used for medicinal purposes. Protected Areas declare under Wild Life Reserve. At the same time the private or Rhino population in India faces threat of (Protection) Act, 1972. They are community land having flora and fauna poaching because of the mythical Sanctuaries, National, Parks, Conservation cultural values in proximity to Sanctuary, properties attributes to its horn and its Reserves and Community Reserves. National Park or Conservation Reserve can astronomical prices in the international There are 606 National Parks and Wildlife be declared as Community Reserve. This is market. As the economic incentive is Sanctuaries in the country out of which 96 always done with the consent of local provided by the prices of Rhino horn, large are National Parks and 510 are Wildlife people. number of Rhinos are killed every year Sanctuaries. In the field of National Parks The Government has important schemes inspite of serious efforts on the part of the Andaman and Nicobar and Madhya for management of protected areas which Government. Pradesh top in the list with nine National is in the form of assisting State Governments. There are three main schemes namely Development of National The wildlife products mostly traded Park and Sanctuaries, Project Tiger and Project Elephant. Under Development of illegally are musk, ivory, rhino horns, tiger National Park and Sanctuaries financial assistance is given for expansion of the protected area network and to create and leopard skins and bones; snakes and infrastructural facilities. Under the centrally sponsored Project monitor lizard skins; pet trade and feather Tiger Scheme, which was launched on April 1, 1973 on the recommendation of for decoration; turtle for meat and soups Special Task Force of the India Board for wildlife, the States received 100 per cent financial assistance for non-recurring and Tibetan antelope for shawls. items and 50 per cent assistance for recurring items. The objectives of Project Decline In The Population Of Wild Parks followed by West Bengal, Tiger Schemes are to ensure the mainteAnimals Maharashtra and Kerala each with six nance of viable population of tigers in There is no constant decline in the National Parks. The States of Uttaranchal, India for scientific, economic, aesthetic, population of wild animals. Fluctuation in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka and cultural and ecological values, to the population of wild animals is a natural Assam each have five National Parks. preserve such areas for benefit education phenomenon and can be attributed to both Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and and enjoyment of the people and to biotic and abiotic factors: Kashmir each posses three National Parks. improve the biotope and stimulation as Biotic Factors include natural deaths due to The Islands of Andaman & Nicobar posses per conservation. There are 28 Tiger age, competition, disease out-break, forest highest number of Wildlife Sanctuaries to Reserves in the country. fire, flash flood etc. the tune of 96. Maharashtra and Himachal Under the Project Elephant Scheme, 24 Abiotic Factors include unnatural death Pradesh stand second with 35 and 32 elephant reserves in 12 States have been due to: Wildlife Sanctuaries respectively. States of declared to protect elephant population in Human induced factors like intentional Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, the wild and develop there habitat. It was killing and unintentional or accidental Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, launched in the year 1991-92 as a sequel to deaths on roads, rail tracks etc. Tamilnadu and Uttar Pradesh each have a series of efforts to conserve this magnifiThe intentional killing of wild animals more than 20 Wildlife Sanctuaries. cent specie. The 12 States are Assam, mainly done for pecuniary gains, animal No rights or concessions are available to Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra protein and as a retaliatory action. people in National Parks whereas in Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Protected Areas For Conservation And Wildlife Sanctuaries regulated grazing and Nagaland, Orissa, Tamilnadu, Uttar Protection certain rights not harmful to Wildlife can Pradesh and West Bengal.
Climatic Zones and their Characteristics
limate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the “average weather”, or more rigorously, as the statistical description in terms of the mean and variability of relevant quantities over a period of time ranging from months to thousands or millions of years. The classical period is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). These quantities are most often surface variables such as temperature, precipitation and wind. Climate in a wider sense is the state, including a statistical description, of the climate system. The difference between climate and weather is usefully summarized by the popular phrase “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get”. Over historical time spans there are a number of static variables that determine climate, including latitude, altitude, proportion of land to water, proximity to oceans and their currents, mountains, persistent ice or snow cover, humidity, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, the density and type of vegetation coverage affecting solar heat absorption, water retention, and rainfall on a regional level. Alterations in the quantity of atmospheric greenhouse gases determines the amount of solar energy retained by the planet, leading to global warming or global cooling. Modern climate classification methods also focus on the relative frequency of different air mass types or locations within synoptic weather disturbances, plant hardiness, evapotranspiration, air mass origin and certain biomes. Regions having similar characteristics features of climate are grouped under one climatic zone based on the climatic factors. The country can be divided into a number of climatic zones. India can be divided into six climatic zones, namely, hot and dry, warm and humid, moderate, cold and cloudy, cold and sunny and composite. Particularly mean monthly temperatures-minimum and maximum and relative humidity are considered here. A place is assigned to one of the first five climatic zones only when the defined conditions prevail there for more than six months. In cases where none of the defined categories can be identified for six months or longer, the climatic zone is called composite. According to recent code of Bureau of Indian Standards, the country may be divided into five major climatic zones. It is seen that the
recent classification is not very different from the earlier one except that the cold and cloudy, and cold and sunny have been grouped together as cold climate; the moderate climate is renamed as temperate climate. However, a small variation is noticed as far as the land area of the country corresponding to different zones is concerned. It may be mentioned that each climatic zone does not experience the same climate for the whole year. Hot and Dry The hot and dry zone lies in the western and the central part of India, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Sholapur are some of the towns that experience this type of climate. The mean monthly temperature remains 30 degree celsius and relative humidity 55 %. Atypical hot and dry region is usually flat with sandy or rocky ground conditions, and sparse vegetation comprising cacti, thorny trees and bushes. There are few sources of water on the surface, and the underground water level is also very low. Due to intense solar radiation (values as high as 800-950 W/m2), the ground and the surroundings of this region are heated up very quickly during day time. In summer, the maximum ambient temperatures are as high as 40-45 oC during the day and 20-30 oC at night. In winter, the values are between 5 and 25 oC during the day and 0 to 10 oC at night. It may be noted that the diurnal variation in temperature is quite high, that is, more than 10 oC. The climate is described as dry because the relative humidity is generally very low, ranging from 25 to 40% due to low vegetation and surface water bodies. Moreover, the hot and dry regions receive less rainfall – the annual precipitation being less than 500 mm. Hot winds blow during the day in summers and sand storms are also experienced. The night is usually cool and pleasant. A generally clear sky, with high solar radiation causing an uncomfortable glare, is typical of this zone. As the sky is clear at night, the heat absorbed by the ground during the day is quickly dissipated to the atmosphere. Hence, the air is much cooler at night than during the day. In such a climate, it is imperative to control solar radiation and movement of hot winds. The design criteria should therefore aim at resisting heat gain by providing shading, reducing exposed area, controlling and
scheduling ventilation, and increasing thermal capacity. The presence of “water bodies” is desirable as they can help increase the humidity, lot of heat in the afternoons and evenings. Warm and Humid The warm and humid zone covers the coastal parts of the country. Some cities that fall under this zone are Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The high humidity encourages abundant vegetation in these regions. The diffuse fraction of solar radiation is quite high due to cloud cover, and the radiation can be intense on clear days. The dissipation of the accumulated heat from the earth to the night sky is generally marginal due to the presence of clouds. Hence, the diurnal variation in temperature is quite low. In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 30 – 35 o C during the day and 25-30 o C at night. In winter, the maximum temperature is between 25 to 30 o C during the day and 20 to 25 o C at night. Although the temperatures are not excessive, the high humidity causes discomfort. An important characteristic of this region is the relative humidity, which is generally very high, about 70-90% throughout the year. Precipitation is also high, being about 1200 mm per year, or even more. Hence, the provision for quick drainage of water is essential in this zone. The main design criteria in the warm and humid region are to reduce heat gain by providing shading, and promote heat loss by maximizing cross ventilation. Dissipation of humidity is also essential to reduce discomfort. Moderate Pune and Banglore are examples of cities that fall under this climatic zone. Areas having a moderate climate are generally located on hilly or high-plateau regions with fairly abundant vegetation. The solar radiation in this region is more or less the same throughout the year. Being located at relatively higher elevations, these places experience lower temperatures than hot and dry regions. The temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold. In summers, the temperature reaches 30 – 34 o C during the day and 17 – 24 o C at night. In winter, the maximum temperature is between 27 to 33 o C during the day and 16 to 18 o C at night. Cold and Cloudy Generally, the northern part of India experi-
ences this type of climate. Most cold and cloudy regions are situated at high altitudes. Ootacamund, Shimla, Shillong and Srinagar are examples of places belonging to this climatic zone. These are generally highland regions having abundant vegetation in summer. The intensity of solar radiation is low in winter with a high percentage of diffuse radiation. Hence, winters are extremely cold. In summer, the maximum ambient temperatures is in the range of 20 – 30 o C during the day and 17 – 27 o C at night, making summers quite pleasant. In winter, the values range between 4 and 8 o C during the day and -3 to 4 o C at night, making it quite chilly. The relative humidity is generally high and ranges from 70 – 80 %. Annual total precipitation is about 1000 mm and is disturbed evenly throughout the year. This region experiences cold winds in the winter season. Hence, protection from winds is essential in this type of climate. Conditions in summer are usually clear and pleasant, but owing to cold winters, the main criteria for design in the cold and cloudy region aim at resisting heat loss by insulation and infiltration, and promoting heat gain by directly admitting and trapping solar radiation within the living space. Cold and Sunny The cold and sunny type of climate is experienced in Leh (Ladakh). The region is mountainous, has little vegetation, and is considered to be a cold desert. The solar radiation is generally intense with a very low percentage of diffuse radiation. In summer, the temperature reaches 17 – 24 o C during the day and 4 – 11 o C at night. In winter, the values range from -7 to 8 o C during the day and -14 to 0 o C at night. Winters thus, are extremely cold. The relative humidity is consistently low ranging from about 10–50 % and precipitation is generally less than 200 mm per year. Winds are occasionally intense. The sky is fairly clear throughout the year with a cloud cover of less than 50%. As this region experiences cold desert climatic conditions, the design criteria are to resist heat loss by insulation and controlling infiltration. Simultan eously, heat gain needs to be promoted by admitting and trapping solar radiation within the living space.
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Bed wetting, night terrors and his bed after a year of bladder sleep walking are some of the control, then it is secondary ensleep disorders that children ex- uresis. For instance, if your child Despite differences in rituperience. wets his or her bed after a night als and beliefs among the In India, sleep disorders inworld's chil- when you and your spouse/partmajor religions, dren are considered the child’s ner fight, then spirituality often enhances the child could fault or his/her attention-seeking be displaying signs of emotional individuals' health, acmischief. But the problem iscording deep distress. to University of rooted, and may be the cause of Night terrors: When a child has Missouri researchers. The MU sudden researchers be- upheaval when a hostile or unhealthy environemotional health care proment that surrounds the lieve child.thathe is in deep sleep like “emotional expose your child to bright lights viders could take advanHence, we gathered information outbursts, fear, and motor activ- in the morning and make your tage of ity” thishecorrelation that will help parents understand experiences night terrors. child stick to a sleep schedule. health particuthe real cause of their child’sbetween noc- But do- not wake him up. This Sleep walking: If your child sudlarly mental health - and turnal behaviour. 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Selenium cuts down risk of cancer
The body uses selenium, a mineral vital for good health, to make 'selenoproteins' which protect cells from damage. The mineral's consumption cuts down chances of developing pancreatic cancer, says a UK study. Experts say that depleting soil selenium levels, thanks to intensive farming methods and fertilisers, are affecting the food chain, diets and the risk of disease. Last week, researchers at the University of East Anglia found people who eat large amounts of the mina BMI (body-mass ineral, with vitamins dex) along over 27, as part of a C and E, weight-loss are 67 per cent broader reless developother pangimelikely that to involves creatic cancer. Previous medications such as diresearch has shown that uretics and a caloriein old age a good selenium restricted diet and exerintake helps enhanceAnand brain cise. Dr. Verinder function, so that cognition sums up HMU's belief, remains exercise sharp plus and rightactive, diet the Daily Mail reports. equals weight loss, "In a The richest food sources of nutshell, there is no othselenium are Brazil nuts, er effective and healthkidney, liver and fish, but ier alternative to lose the foods that make the the extra flab apart from good eating habits and regular exercise."
prior research shows that the mental health of people recovering from different medical conditions, such
protocols may enhance spiritually-based beliefs, practices, and coping strategies in positive ways.
TV addiction ups diabetes risk in elderly
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Bailey to play Tasmania’s Shield game Agencies George Bailey is intent on proving his worth as a long-form batsman before the Australian squad for the first Ashes Test is named, flying directly to Brisbane in order to take part in Tasmania’s Sheffield Shield fixture against Queensland from November 6. Members of the ODI squad in India were allowed to make their own decision on whether they would be available for the second Shield round, only two days after their return home from the subcontinent. Bailey, however, has chosen to take part in the match against the Bulls and their strong pace attack as the best way of demonstrating his credentials. Bailey is strongly favoured to be chosen as the sixth batsman in Australia’s team for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, irrespective of how seriously Shane Watson’s hamstring turns out to have been damaged by his bowling and batting in a lost cause at Bangalore. Bailey had the option of returning to Hobart for a few days’ rest and to not play again until after the Ashes squad had been named on November 12. But he is aware of not having
played first-class matches since a brief county stint with Hampshire early in the English summer, and also that any questions marks around his inclusion are based on a poor domestic record last summer. Runs in Brisbane would silence those doubts.
“I don’t think there will be any major challenges with guys getting back into first-class cricket,” Bailey said after the Bangalore defeat. “We’ve all played a lot of cricket in Australia, we know the conditions, we’re familiar with what is on offer. But you’ve just got to try and adjust really quickly. “Obviously the format is different and the red ball offers different challenges. It’s not going to be a surprise to us, but it’s just about taking back the same sort of mindset. Certainly what I’ve been training for in the nets and working with Diva [Michael DiVenuto, batting coach] is not to be too different from one-day to four-day cricket, so hopefully that transpires.” Over the weekend, Bailey was the subject of numerous glowing features in the Australian press, declaring his status as Australia’s man of
Gill speeds past best to create history Agencies Delhi driver is first Indian to win FIA APRC rally. It is finally done and dusted, Delhi-lad Gaurav Gill is the new 2013 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Champion. Having come close to taking the title last year only to fall prey to Chinese road construction precision, he did it all brilliantly to wipe out the tragic memories from 2012 and write his name down in the history books.The first Indian ever to win a top flight FIA rally championship, Gill did so by leading from the front and battling some of the best rally drivers in the world. And unlike many others the consistency in his winning runs on diverse events in Japan, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and elsewhere have marked him out as one of the
hottest talents there is on the gravel stages in the world. Probably he is the best driver India has ever produced and one whose raw speed and car control is peerless, probably many need to reappraise where he stands only because of our fixation with F1. In a sport where reflexes and stamina are just as important as skill and racecraft but that too over varying terrain where every corner is different from the other, it makes rallying an epic stage where F1 just can’t hold a candle to. Also do shed a thought for Team MRF which has been involved in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship now for the better part of a decade. The Chennai-based team has won the title with foreign drivers on a couple of occasions but to have done it with an Indian driver speaks volumes for their commitment to the motorsport cause in India. Wonder when Vijay Mallya would consider giving an Indian driver at least a test in one of his Force Indias.
the hour and a welcome level head to add to a batting line-up that changed constantly during the earlier Ashes bout in England. However the former captain Ian Chappell, who alongside Shane Warne has been a longtime critic, offered a contrary view in his Sunday column, asking the national selectors to see beyond the hype around Bailey and look elsewhere. “A selector has to look past the number of runs and see the batsmanship,” Chappell wrote in Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph. “Bailey, despite his mountain of runs in one-day cricket, is a batsman who’s restricted through the cover region, can be stifled by good spinners and is troubled by well-directed short-pitched bowling. His moderate first-class record and those limitations are not a good template for a Test batsman. “Facing a quality England attack on bouncy Australian pitches is a far cry from what Bailey has been relishing in India. Batting on pitches that bowlers find as helpful as a Parisian asked for directions in English and against an Indian attack more benevolent than the Bill Gates Foundation, has little bearing on what’s looming at the Gabba and beyond.
NEW DELHI: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell today joined the bandwagon of experts who feel that Virat Kohli can fill in the big shoes of retiring Sachin Tendulkar, describing the youngster as the “prince” of Indian cricket. Chappell says that the Australians should not feel relieved at the impending retirement of Tendulkar as they could be meted out the same treatment in future from Kohli, who hit two stupendous centuries against the Aussies in the just-concluded ODI series. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, a few days back, had said that Kohli can break Tendulkar’s record number of ODI centuries. “With Tendulkar on the verge of retirement, Australian bowlers, past and present, must be sighing with relief that the torment is nearly over. Those expressions of relief are a bit premature. Virat Kohli’s two recent centuries, plun-
dered in winning Indian causes, were eerily similar and a stark reminder of Tendulkar’s feat against Australia in Sharjah in 1997-98,” Chappell wrote in ‘ESPNcricinfo’. “He (Kohli) is now set to take over not only Tendulkar’s coveted No. 4 spot but also his mantle as the Indian player opponents most want out. Long remember the king for he’s (nearly) gone; hail the prince, because he’s still
around to torment bowlers,” he said. Comparing Tendulkar’s two Sharjah centuries with those of Kohli’s two recent tons, Chappell said, “Tendulkar’s first hundred in Sharjah was scored in a game India had to perform exceptionally well to advance to the final, while the second came in the final to pull off an extraordinary win - they were the two best ODI innings I saw Tendulkar play. “He tore into an Australian attack that included Shane Warne, and in both innings Tendulkar scored at better than a run a ball in an era when that wasn’t an everyday occurrence. “Kohli went one better than Tendulkar. Both his imperious centuries ended in unlikely Indian victories. That’s not to say Kohli is a better player than Tendulkar, but he has acquired the knack of being at crease when the winning runs are hit in extraordinarily difficult chases.”
Bale the provider as Ronaldo double sinks Rayo
MADRID: Gareth Bale provided two assists for the second consecutive game as a double from Cristiano Ronaldo and a Karim Benzema header saw Real Madrid squeeze past Rayo Vallecano 3-2 on Saturday. Ronaldo had scored a hat-trick in the 7-3 mauling of Sevilla on Wednesday and the Portuguese took just three minutes to open the scoring with a cool finish after racing onto Luka Modric’s pass. Rayo then had a strong penalty appeal waved away and a goal disallowed, but Madrid doubled their advantage just after the half hour mark as Bale’s right-footed cross picked out Benzema to nod home his seventh goal of the season. Ronaldo added a third just after the interval from Bale’s low cross, but two Jonathan Viera penalties in as many minutes gave Rayo hope. The hosts then piled on the pressure for the final half hour and Al-
berto Bueno struck the post as they came agonisingly close to an incredible comeback. Bale was starting a second consecutive game for the first time in his Madrid career and Real started where they left off in midweek as Ronaldo took advantage of Rayo’s dangerous high line to skip past Alejandro Galvez and slot calmly past the keeper for his 19th goal of
Bangladesh wins 3rd ODI, series 3-0 vs NZ
FATULLAH, Bangladesh (AP) Shamsur Rahman scored 96 and Naeem Islam made 63 to help Bangladesh win the third and final one-day international by four wickets and the series 3-0 against New Zealand on Sunday. Chasing a target of 308 to win, Nasir Hossain added 44 not out as Bangladesh eased to victory by scoring 309-6 with four balls to spare. Mominul Haque contributed 32.Mitchell McClenaghan finished with 2-69.Rahman, playing just his second one-day international match, got close to his maiden century but a slower delivery from Corey Anderson induced him to edge to wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi as he missed the ton by four runs. He struck seven fours and four sixes in his 107ball knock.Rahman’s total kept Bangladesh on course when they set out in their chase of the big
‘Prince’ Virat Kohli can fill in Tendulkar’s shoes: Ian Chappell
score posted by the visitors. They had never beaten a top side when facing the challenge of more than 300 runs though did manage the feat against Zimbabwe. Its highest chase came against India in 2012 when it chased down 293. Rahman, however, kept the required run rate in check and together with Ziaur Rahman gave the team a solid base by adding 61 runs for the opening stand. Ziaur made 22.Mominul Haque hit four fours in his 32 runs before he gave a return catch to Anton Devcich. New Zealand fought its way back into the game when they got rid of Mushfiqur Rahim courtesy of Nathan McCullum immediately after the dismissal of Haque.Naeem Islam and Rahman later added 75 runs for the fourthwicket stand to deal the Kiwis a further blow.Islam smashed 63 off 74 balls with five boundaries before
the season. Rayo were nearly level moments later when Saul’s low effort was turned away by Diego Lopez in the Real goal. And the hosts were very unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty moments later when Dani Carvajal appeared to clip Nacho inside the area. Rayo did have the ball in the net on the half hour mark when Iago Falque turned Lass Bangoura’s cross towards goal, but the ball struck Viera on its way into the net and was rightly ruled out for offside. Within two minutes of that let off Madrid had made it 2-0 when Bale raced clear on the right and his measured cross was headed home at the
far post by Benzema. Real could have extended their lead before half-time as they continued to pick off Rayo on the counterattack and Ronaldo lashed an ambitious volley over before flicking a header wide of the far post. Ronaldo looked to have wrapped up the points when he prodded into an open goal from Bale’s inviting cutback four minutes after the break. However, Rayo were back in the game when Viera converted his first spot-kick after he had been brought down by Pepe. Joaquin Larrivey then struck the bar with a diving header, but as the ball ricocheted around the area from the rebound Bueno was brought down by Marcelo for a second penalty. Viera stepped up again and his strike had just enough power to beat Lopez despite going the right way. Bueno then thrashed a shot against the post and pulled another effort inches wide as Rayo forced Madrid onto the back foot for the majority of the second period.
Have Saina Nehwal and Rhiti Sports parted ways? Agencies
being run out.But Hossain then held together the innings while Sohag Gazi sealed the victory by hitting a boundary against McClenaghan. Hossain was unbeaten on 44, which included five fours and a six. Earlier, Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 107 and Colin Munro made 85 to help New Zealand reach 307-5.Devcich added 46 while Tom Latham scored 43 to give the visitors a solid base against a struggling Bangladesh team at Khan Shaheb Osmani Ali Stadium, which hosted international cricket for the first time in seven years.After Bangladesh won the toss and asked New Zealand to bat first, Mahmudullah returned figures of 2-36, while Hossain, Gazi and Mashrafe Mortaza claimed one wicket each.Taylor hit his eighth ODI century off 93 balls with nine boundaries and three sixes. Munro made his total off 77 balls with seven fours and two sixes.Munro and Taylor added 130 runs in a fourthwicket stand.Munro’s innings swung the momentum toward the Kiwis, who were struggling on 1013 at one stage.Munro attacked Bangladesh bowling from the start, but the aggressive approach was also his downfall when a century appeared imminent.
Tension seems to be brewing between Saina Nehwal and Rhiti Sports, the sports management firm that had signed a deal worth $7.4 million with the badminton star in 2012 soon after her bronze-medal feat in the London Games. The two parties had signed a three-year contract and have apparently fallen out. Rhiti Sports’ chairman, Arun Pandey, refused to spell out details to this paper, but insisted that “as of now we are together”. Nehwal declined to comment on the issue. A tight-lipped Pandey was largely defensive when this paper tried to probe the details. “I think you should ask Saina the facts, not me.
As a professional, I’m not supposed to divulge details of sportspersons who have signed up with us,” remarked Pandey, who had
once said that Nehwal had placed India on badminton’s world map and changed the country’s outlook towards the sport. Nehwal had become the first non-cricketer to enter into a contract with Rhiti Sports, which also manages
MS Dhoni. She was associated with Deccan Chronicle in the past. It couldn’t be ascertained whether Nehwal’s recent form has got anything to do with the development. Dogged by injuries, she dropped to seventh in the latest BWF rankings. Her graph nose-dived sharply after the Olympics, a case in point being the early exit in the Indian Open and the stunning three-game defeat against Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Series. She enjoyed an easy draw in the World Championships in Guangzhou but there too she lost to Korea’s Yeon Ju Bae. That’s the strange part of the Nehwal story in recent times - she’s been losing even to non-Chinese players.
Mark Webber pips Sebastian Vettel for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix pole position Agencies MARK Webber grabbed the 13th pole position of his career on Saturday, clocking the fastest lap in a tense qualifying session as Red Bull swept the front row of the grid for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 37-year-old, who retires from Formula One at the end of the season, recorded 1min 39.957sec to edge out newlycrowned quadruple world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel. Webber, who will start from the front of the grid for only the second time this season, equalled the Australian record of 13 poles set by Alan Jones, who was celebrating his 67th birthday on Saturday. In a thrilling finale to an intriguing day, the two Red Bull men crossed the line after the chequered flag to clock their best
laps, but battling Briton Lewis Hamilton failed to do the same as he spun his Mercedes in the final part of his lap. “Fantastic guys, thank you for a fantastic job,” said Webber on team radio. ”This weekend has gone pretty smoothly,” he added later. “Not the smoothest path to the start of Q2 or Q1, we were not electric, but we changed the car quite a bit and I got more and more comfortable as the session went on. “It made me more comfortable in the final sector, where Seb has been quick, so I was able to match him there and stay where I had been quick already.” Vettel said it was terrific to have seen off what he considered was a dangerous looking Mercedes team. ”I think it’s a great result for the team. At the start of qualifying, Mercedes looked
very strong, especially in Q2. We seem to be able to find a bit of ex-
tra time in Q3. “Mark did a very good lap so
congratulations to him. I should have done a bit better, but I
don’t know if it would have been enough. He did a great job, no mistakes. It’s a great result for the team and we should have a strong race tomorrow.” Hamilton ended up fourth and will start alongside his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. “Something broke at the rear of the car,” said a disappointed Hamilton, who has twice previously taken pole at the spectacular Yas Marina circuit. Ferraribound Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus was fifth ahead of German Nico Hulkenberg of Sauber with Frenchman Romain Grosjean seventh in the second Lotus. For Raikkonen it was a satisfying riposte that demonstrated he retains the upper hand in a team riven by controversy following his threat to boycott the last two races this year because he has not been paid.Brazilian Felipe Massa, who is leaving Fer-
rari to make room for the Finn, was eighth fastest - and outpaced his teammate Spaniard Fernando Alonso for the eighth time this year - ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez of McLaren and 10th placed Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Toro Rosso, who will drive for Red Bull next year. Alonso managed no better than 11th. The Spaniard is second in the drivers’ standings, 24 points ahead of Raikkonen with Hamilton another 14 points behind. Ferrari have also dropped to third in the constructors’ list, four points behind Mercedes. Vettel and Red Bull assured themselves of a fourth successive drivers’ and constructors’ title last week in India with three races to spare.Vettel can equal Michael Schumacher’s record of winning seven straight races in one season on Sunday.