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s Assembly polls,Wendell Rodricks and Manish Malhotra to Atsu Sekhose, but not a single bullet has thankfully been fired yet.which was almost 500, The Korean unit was ecstatic after the win and thanked the crowd after registering an emphatic win.so we extend our appeal to you for your kind support in demanding from the Prime Minister that the central government must release in public domain all records to help unravel the mystery about his fate, read the letter written to Modi Demanding declassification of secret files concerning Netajis deathNetajis grand-nephew Chandra Bose had met Modi during his visit to Kolkata last week For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 31 2013 3:05 am Related News Gujarat-based Sadbhav Engineering Ltd has bagged a Rs 173-crore project from the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) to extract uranium ore from a mine in Jharkhandthe company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday The project involves extraction of 225 lakh cubic meter of uranium ore from the Banduhurang opencast Mine located in East Singhbhum district of the state Banduhurang Uranium deposit is of comparatively much lower grade than the uranium deposit being mined in Indiastates UCIL website UCILa Government of India enterprisein February this year had invited sealed tenders from contractors experienced in hard rock large open pit mine development The project also involves transportation of the ore to the ground hopper at Turamdih and removal of an additional 6075 lakh cubic meters of overburdern/waste from the mine The scheduled period of completion of this project is 72 months After completion of the jobif the performance of the contractor is found to be satisfactoryUCIL may extend the contract period for another 24 months to execute additional quantity For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDamascus: Syrian troops and allied forces captured the city of Mayadeen from the Islamic State group on Saturday state media said in the latest blow to the jihadist group "Units of our armed forces in cooperation with allied forces have regained control of the city of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons" state media said citing a military source "Our units are chasing down remaining members of Daesh fleeing the city amid a collapse in their ranks and the engineering units are removing mines and explosives planted by the terrorists in the streets and square of the city" the source added Representational images AP The capture comes despite Islamic State fighters managing last week to push advancing troops out of the eastern city just two days after they entered it A renewed push by the Russian-backed Syrian troops saw them reenter the city and sever the main road leading from it to the Islamic State stronghold of Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border to the east The advance left Islamic State fighters in the city with the Euphrates river as their only route to escape Mayadeen’s loss is the latest in a string of blows for Islamic State which is on the verge of losing its former de facto Syrian capital Raqqa to the US-backed fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces The jihadists’ hold on Deir Ezzor province is also crumbling in the face of parallel regime and SDF assaults In September Syrian troops broke an Islamic State siege of nearly three years on government-held parts of the provincial capital And on Saturday state news agency SANA reported that Syrian soldiers had now encircled remaining Islamic State positions in the city after capturing new areas east of the Euphrates river In neighbouring Iraq Islamic State has also lost almost all of its territory holding now just a stretch of the Euphrates valley abutting the Syrian border Istanbul: Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch Representational Image AP The sacking of thousands of police officers followed orders for the detention of thousands of judges and prosecutors in the aftermath of Friday night’s coup in which more than 200 people were killed when a faction of the armed forces tried to seize power The swift response including calls to reinstate the death penalty for plotters drew concern from Western allies who said Ankara must uphold the rule of law in the country a NATO member that is Washington’s most powerful Muslim ally Thousands of members of the armed forces from foot soldiers to commanders were rounded up on Sunday some shown in photographs stripped to their underpants and handcuffed on the floors of police buses and a sports hall Several thousand prosecutors and judges have also been removed A senior security official told Reuters that 8000 police officers including in the capital Ankara and the biggest city Istanbul had been removed from their posts on suspicion of links to Friday’s coup bid Thirty regional governors and more than 50 high-ranking civil servants have also been dismissed CNN Turk said Annual leave was suspended for more than 3 million civil servants and those already on leave were ordered back to their posts In the latest violence an unidentified assailant burst into the office of the deputy mayor of a district in Istanbul and shot him in the head Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 7543 people had so far been detained including 6038 soldiers Turkey blames the failed coup on Fethullah Gulen a cleric based in the United States who has a wide following in Turkey and denies any involvement Ankara has demanded Washington hand him over Washington says it is prepared to extradite him but only if Turkey provides evidence linking him to crime Yildirim rejected that demand "We would be disappointed if our (American) friends told us to present proof even though members of the assassin organisation are trying to destroy an elected government under the directions of that person" Yildirim said "At this stage there could even be a questioning of our friendship" Yildirim added Yildirim said 232 people were killed in Friday night’s violence 208 of them civilians police and loyalist soldiers and a further 24 coup plotters Officials previously said the overall death toll was more than 290 ERDOGAN’S PLANE IN REBEL SIGHTS Around 1400 others were wounded as soldiers commandeered tanks attack helicopters and fighter jets in their bid to seize power strafing parliament and the intelligence headquarters and trying to seize the main airport and bridges in Istanbul The coup crumbled after President Tayyip Erdogan on holiday at the coast phoned in to a television news programme and called for his followers to take to the streets He was able to fly into Istanbul in the early hours of Saturday after rebel pilots had his plane in their sights but did not shoot it down On Sunday he told crowds of supporters called to the streets by the government and by mosques across the country that parliament must consider their demands to apply the death penalty for the plotters "We cannot ignore this demand" he told a chanting crowd outside his house in Istanbul late on Sunday "In democracies whatever the people say has to happen" He called on Turks to take to the streets every evening until Friday and late into Sunday night his supporters thronged squares and streets honking horns and waving flags Turkey gave up the death penalty in 2004 as part of a programme of reforms required to become a candidate to join the EU Germany said on Monday that Turkey would lose its EU status if it reinstates the death penalty Yildirim said Turkey should not act hastily over the death penalty but could not ignore the demands of its people The bloodshed shocked the nation of almost 80 million where the army last used force to stage a successful coup more than 30 years ago and shattered fragile confidence in the stability of a NATO member state already rocked by Islamic State suicide bombings and an insurgency by Kurdish militants NTV television reported that Cemil Candas deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Sisli district was in critical condition after being shot in the head by an assailant in his office on Monday It was not immediately clear whether the attack was connected to the failed coup Sisli district is controlled by an opposition party which like other groups in parliament opposed the coup Western countries said they supported Erdogan’s government but Ankara should abide by the rule of law "We stand squarely on the side of the elected leadership in Turkey But we also firmly urge the government of Turkey to maintain calm and stability throughout the country" US Secretary of State Kerry told a news briefing in Brussels where he attended a gathering of European counterparts "We also urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation’s democratic institutions and the rule of law We will certainly support bringing the perpetrators of the coup to justice but we also caution against a reach that goes well beyond that" Referring to Gulen Kerry called on Turkey to furnish evidence "that withstands scrutiny" rather than allegations EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also called on Ankara to avoid steps that would damage the constitutional order "We were the first . during that tragic night to say that the legitimate institutions needed to be protected" she told reporters on arrival at the EU foreign ministers meeting "We are the ones saying today rule of law has to be protected in the country" she said "There is no excuse for any steps that take the country away from that" Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP opposition parliament’s third largest party said it would not support any government proposal to reintroduce the death penalty The main CHP opposition said the response to the coup attempt must be conducted within the rule of law and that the plotters should face trial "HEAVY BLOW" TO MILITARY Turkish security forces are still searching for some of the soldiers involved in the coup bid in various cities and rural areas but there is no risk of a renewed bid to seize power a senior security official told Reuters The official said Turkey’s military command had been dealt "a heavy blow in terms of organisation" but was still functioning in coordination with the intelligence agency police and the government Some high-ranking military officials involved in the plot have fled abroad he said Erdogan has long accused Gulen of trying to create a "parallel state" within the courts police armed forces and media Gulen in turn has said the coup attempt may have been staged casting it as an excuse for Erdogan to forge ahead with his purge of the cleric’s supporters from state institutions The swift rounding up of judges and others indicated the government had prepared a list beforehand the EU commissioner dealing with Turkey’s membership bid Johannes Hahn said "I’m very concerned It is exactly what we feared" he said in Brussels A Turkish official acknowledged that Gulen’s followers in the armed forces had been under investigation for some time but denied that an arrest list had been prepared in advance "In our assessment this group acted out of a sense of emergency when they realised that they were under investigation There was a list of people who were suspected of conspiring to stage a coup" the official said "There was no arrest list There was a list of people suspected of planning a coup" By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 24 2015 9:41 am Related News Rishi Kapoor who teased his fans and followers with a glimpse of his look in Shakun Batra’s “Kapoor & Sons” in the virtual world says it takes him over five hours to get ready for his part Three-time Oscar winner Greg Cannom the man behind the transformation of Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and Priyanka Chopra’s look in “7 Khoon Maaf” has been hired for the make-up of the veteran actor Teaser pictureAcclaimed American Make Up Artist Greg Cannom making me up for Kapoor & SonsOn chair for five hours pictwittercom/JeFG3NUOOC — rishi kapoor (@chintskap) December 23 2015 Rishi shared his look in the upcoming modern family drama film with an image on Twitter Cannom seems to be busy giving a touch-up to the 60-plus actor The actor posted: “Teaser picture Acclaimed American make-up artist Greg Cannom making me up for ‘Kapoor & Sons’ On chair for five hours” By the look of it Rishi plays the role of an elderly person in the film which brings Alia Bhatt Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra together The male leads will be seen playing the role of writers The romantic drama is produced by filmmaker Karan Johar and is slated to hit theatres on March 18 next year Cannom’s Bollywood story continues as he is also behind the look of Shah Rukh Khan in “Fan” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: December 12 2016 8:15 am Saina Nehwal says she rushed through her post-rehabilitation period to enter competitions (Source: File) Top News After having recently returned from her third tournament since undergoing knee surgery Saina Nehwal admits she was eager perhaps a touch too much to get back to playing So much so that she says she rushed through her post-rehabilitation period to enter competitions – the China Open last month being her comeback event “After rehab it takes about six weeks to return to full fitness But I said I wanted to play after just two or three weeks” she recalls Naturally she had to convince her coach Vimal Kumar “Are you sure Maybe you can take some more time and recover and get fit” she says were the questions Kumar asked Yet returning to play so soon after the surgery had two purposes behind it For a player who had previously dominated badminton courts based on a strong fitness-based foundation and not had a prolonged injury break getting back – without holding any expectation in terms of results – was her way of gauging how much work lay ahead Secondly she mentions with a smile “my last tournament was in June and the next big tournament is only in March So I felt quite bored” In June she had travelled to Australia to win the Super Series It was a victory that gave her confidence that the next few months would bring encouraging results The Olympics in Rio fell during that spell But her knee gave way “It’s frustrating at that stage when you want to play and win tournaments Everything seemed to be fitting into place and suddenly something like that happens” she laments An immediate surgery was in order and with it came its own set of puzzling questions The most prominent one was would she ever return to play again “I didn’t think like ‘I’m finished’ but you get that feeling sometimes” she says “I’m happy that I have had that mental strength” Now she has made her return to the courts but there is still work to do Presently she still needs to get back to working on her running and fitness sessions while strength training exercises are part of her daily regimen She believes that she still needs another four weeks for her fitness to be back to its best Then will arise the prospect of readjusting her game to the new format – 11-point five-game scoring system “Is it going to be good or will it be so fast that you won’t know when it’s finished All these things will matter only when you see the matches happen” she says Two months ago the Badminton World Federation (BWF) introduced the 11-point-five-game scoring system instead of the traditional 21-point-three-game in the lower rungs of the sport “It’s a good experiment because they’re (BWF) thinking of improving the game Maybe they want to make it easier for people to watch more matches because sometimes in the given time period you can only watch two matches Now maybe you can watch seven or eight” she says For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: July 12 2016 10:23 am Top News Sunny is that rare popular faces who has had no qualms in lending her name to a popular condom brand Actor Sunny Leone promoted the idea of safe sex by asking her fans to use condoms to avoid unwanted pregnancy and remain protected from various sexually transmitted diseases Endorsing a condom brand of which she is the face Sunny said “I believe in safe sex It has always been a part of my belief system and that is why I chose to associate myself with a brand like this” Sunny is that rare popular faces who has had no qualms in lending her name to a popular condom brand The actor when quizzed about the reason many A-list actresses not endorsing condoms said “It depends upon each and everyone’s comfort level It also has to do with what a person’s life goals are” She later launched a bikini calendar featuring herself shot exclusively by celebrity fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: December 29 2016 8:44 am Pullela Gopichand ensured that PV Sindhu has an intimidating aura on the court (Source: Express File) Top News Think Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand – when times were gentler the men genteel Not any more ‘Baddie’ is the new Badminton and the latest promos of the Premier Badminton League that takes off on New Year’s Day has shuttlers turning out like metal rockers – spiked hair all leather and steel studs eyes kohled like Goths Badminton’s come a long way from the time studious-looking men wielded a racquet and went about doing their thing serenely Gopichand remembers a time when “two Chinese players were playing in a final and showing no emotion” Asian inscrutability – where players allowed their strokes to do all the talking – was de rigueur Even champion mavericks like Taufik Hidayat reserved their eccentric genius for their backhands only and even the fiercest rivalries stayed sanitised of emotion ALSO READ |You need to do this for badminton says JwalaGutta Not any more though There’s a certain Carolina Marin who will out-shout the supporting crowd after each and every point The world number two in men’s singles Jan O’ Jorgensen brings an audience-pleasing intensity with his muttering on court And who can forget the image of PV Sindhu eyes shut tight while she allows her lungs rip out a high-pitched screech – a move complete with her left fist punching the air “It’s (the celebrations) bringing a lot more personality into the sport which is making it more exciting” Gopichand says In the PBL promo Sindhu’s appearance is prepared by stylists and make-up artists instructed to follow a more gladiator-like theme “I always enjoyed it and it was very different from badminton From always wearing shorts and t-shirt to wearing different outfits Sometimes you feel shy when you’re there for a shoot Then you get used to it and after the Olympics I’ve gone for many shoots Different themes for a magazine or whatever it is” the Rio silver medallist says Kidambi Srikanth is there too Dressed in a punk leather jacket hair spiked he reaches for the badminton racquet strapped to his back as if it were a sword that he had to unsheathe before a battle By nature the 23-year-old has a shy persona In the studio he was uncomfortable at first “But then I saw myself on camera and I felt very happy” he says smiling World number 16 Ajay Jayaram shows up as well screaming his lungs out “I had to give some fierce expression and shout I lost my voice a bit after it” he mentions laughing Jayaram like Srikanth had his hair spiked as well – a Mohawk this time “I was pretty amused because I’ve never seen myself like this before My friends said I looked like a bird So I said I was a badass bird” he adds Jayaram’s responsibilities weren’t complete just there though He was given a racquet and ordered to smash it on the floor “I’ve done that in practice a few times but that was more out of frustration To do it on purpose was a bit amusing but it looked amazing in slow motion” he says For the present and young set of players this is a change more acceptable “It’s a new generation Kya bole” jokes Gopichand “They love it they think it’s cool So that’s ok It’s also the necessity of the sport and as ambassadors of the sport I think it’s important to give the audience what it wants” he adds However coach Gopichand himself had ensured that Sindhu has an intimidating aura on the court Among the most famous of Rio Olympics anecdotes was how the coach made his ward stand in front of the entire academy and scream as loud as she could That came out on court too resulting in the audience experiencing her pride or anguish with each roar “They are still sweet little youngsters” promoter Arun Pande says “but broadcasters are positioning it as edgy aggressive and brash with fashion thrown in Player personalities are different now this isn’t the generation of academically-inclined athletes – they are no longer engineers who also play good badminton” The slightly geeky image has been left behind for glitz like a snakeskin It helps that the 21-point format itself has moved from the slow lulling action to a fast pace The punchlines roll off nicely for the new Indian players comfortable on fashion ramps and Twitter friends with Bollywood’s top guns When Algerian Nabil Lasmari who played for France was black-carded once for what some vaguely remember as hitting an opponent it was a scandal for years Though no one’s really crossed the net and brandished the racquet as a weapon in recent years badminton in its new avtaar looks far more combative than what it used to be A game rooted more in the Asian culture there still prevails a body language that will appease purists Stars of the women’s singles game Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand and Japanese Nozomi Okuhara bow their heads in respect when changing shuttlecocks from the umpire during matches Yet it still makes for pleasant viewing But now badminton is becoming ‘baddie’ It’s working with the current trends The athletes are no longer just players but entertainers A while ago Srikanth and a few more were called for a photo-shoot where they had to pose topless “I’ve never played a match in a sleeve-less shirt and here I was to pose with my shirt off” he says incredulously It’s been said for long that badminton needs to transform itself by bringing a bit of glamour and emotion to the court The result is Baddie For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

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