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AFP He called the choice made by the US president "misguided" and said that it responded to "a short-term vision". tabassum.the number of complaints had shown a decline from 18 in 2009 to 8 in 2010.launch a series of programmes to highlight the achievement of its government that completes two years.BJP national general secretary Anil Jain said that top cabinet ministers and party leaders will also hold various programmes to highlight the achievement of the government across the country from 27 May 27 to 15 June The BJP leader said that from May 27 the programme will be launched all over the country covering almost all the states "The programme will cover 198 cities while 33 teams have been formed in which Cabinet ministers Minister of States and party leaders are there These three member team will visit six states" he said After the Congress targeted the Modi government on its completion of two years in office wondering "what was there to celebrate" BJP hit back saying the NDA dispensation had done more than what the main opposition party did when in power and accused the erstwhile UPA government of creating "records in corruption" It accused Congress of practising "negative" politics and speaking "untruth" to target the Narendra Modi government and attacked it saying the opposition party was rejected by people in state after state due to this while people have accepted the saffron party "The government began well from where Congress had left. committing massive corruption Whether it is allocation of 2G spectrum or coal blocks or direct cash transfer to LPG consumers and MNREGA workers "For the first time 50000 villages were provided with broadband facilities Every panchayat and small township were given Rs 80 lakh and Rs 21 crore Out government also sanctioned one rank-one pension to ex-servicemen We did in two years what Congress governments could not do in 60 years" its national secretary Shrikant Sharma said Congress and BJP have been involved in a war of words over the massive campaign by the ruling party over the second anniversary celebration of the government The main opposition party wondered "what was there for it to celebrate" By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 15 2017 6:32 pm Sunil Chhetri said that he would miss the rivalry between Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC (Source: PTI) Related News After Bengaluru FC became a part of Indian Super League (ISL) India captain Sunil Chhetri said that he would miss the rivalry between the Blues and Mohun Bagan FC Chhetri said “I will miss them (Mohun Bagan) I’m not trying to hint anything but I loved our game against Mohun Bagan In last three years the rivalry between Mohun Bagan and BFC is the best thing that has happened” “It has been really equal All the games that I think right now were really tough Be it AFC Cup I-League or theFederation Cup all the games against Mohun Bagan has always been tough We had great rivalry I just hope we meet soon” He however said that the inclusion of Bengaluru FC in the ISL will give more players an opportunity to play “The good part is there will be 20 teams playing at the same time so more players will get opportunity especially the Indians Last year when both happened differently the same players almost played the ISL and I-League Now more Indian players will get opportunity” he said “I want both the leagues to flourish as at the end of the day you want more Indian players to come in The problemsthat some of the players were not employed last year might not happen this time with 20 teams playing simultaneously” Despite ISL getting the status of I-league Chhetri feels that a a long European style league is the ideal method of playing football “I you and the whole country would prefer that any day We are 13 billion people I would love to see 20 (teams) in first second third and fourth divisions… I think we can cater to that For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 7 2017 12:55 am Top News A group of activists under the banner of “1857 Nationalist Forum” raised the demand for changing the description on the graves of British officials killed during 1857 revolt They have announced a march to the grave of British India Army officer William Hodson in Lucknow’s La Martiniere college ground on May 10 “These people are described as persons who did pious work The reality is that these people killed hundreds of Indians We would carry a plaque to put beside the one placed at his grave so that people can now about Hodson’s role in killing so many people” claimed writer and former Congress leader Amaresh Mishra while talking to media in Lucknow on Saturday When contacted La Martiniere College Principal Carlyle McFarland said “They will be denied entry” Meanwhile Mishra who had co-written the screenplay of Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bullett Raja movie said that he founded the outfit to lead a campaign on the issue He said the outfit will not contest elections but has received support from various groups including the Samajwadi Party (SP) He said he had written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on May 2 on the issue but has not received any reply In the next phase Mishra said they would march to The Residency in Lucknow to the graves of Henry Lawrence and Brigadier JGS Neill and to Alambagh where rests Henry Havelock all officers in the British Indian Army He said they will carry their campaign across the country after holding programmes on important places linked to 1857 mutiny in Awadh region including Lucknow and Ayodhya Mishra said they will conclude their campaign with a demand for apology and compensation from the British government Jai Shankar Pandey Samajwadi Party’s district president of Faizabad and former MLA from Ayodhya said there is a campaign going to divide the country on the communal lines but this is an issue of “real nationalism” He said his party also supports the campaign For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: August 4 2016 7:23 pm Heena Sidhu (C) will be competing in the 10m Air Pistol event at the Rio Olympics (Source: Amit Chakravarty) Related News Young curious with interests outside her sport Heena Sidhu married into a family of shooters — father-in-law is a multiple Commonwealth Games champion while a gold-medalist husband coaches her now Shahid Judge visits the home where weapons and sporting silverware dominate a living room that waits for its first Olympic medal The first thing you’d notice when you step into the Pandit household living room is a set of shotguns Near the door suspended on the wall is a polished wooden cabinet that houses over two dozen medals — but the guns overshadows everything else The wandering gaze of new visitors to the home would invariably be dominated by the cabinet and its contents But that’s only when Heena Sidhu is not around Sitting on a coffee table in the far corner of the room is a vase holding up a bouquet of white carnations The arrangement isn’t exactly the first thing one notices but Heena ensures you don’t miss the freshly cut flowers Apart from her own medals the floral arrangement is one of the first few changes the 26-year-old has managed to bring to the living room — one she’d often term as ‘overly masculine’ “This house has a lot of male characteristics There were no flowers no pictures Ronak desperately needed a sister” she laments “I brought all these flowers” Ironically in the family of professional shooters that has won almost everything there is to offer in the sport be it the Commonwealth Games Asian Games or even World Cups the newest entrant Heena is the family’s last hope of winning the missing piece of metal — an Olympic medal It’s been three years since Heena moved into Gajanan Bhavan — the Pandit bungalow in Mumbai In February 2013 the shooter married into a family that already had a firm lineage in the sport Her husband Ronak who is now her coach won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games Ronak’s father Ashok is a multiple-time Commonwealth Games champion and was the first in the Pandit household to get into shooting as a sport Just like Heena the father-son duo specialised in pistol shooting From an early age Heena too has been in close contact with guns and ammunition “My Chacha (uncle) has a business in guns I used to watch him repair and customise guns so I was exposed to them from a very young age That’s how I eventually started shooting” she says adding further that she’s the only one from her family to have stuck to sport shooting as a profession The shift to Mumbai to a family of shooters offered a familiar sense of comfort but it came with other little problems In airports for starters With the trips between Mumbai and her native village in Patiala getting more frequent the weapons in her luggage elicited varied reactions at the airport security It’s common for shooters to face the wrath of the often confused and usually panic-stricken airport officials when they reveal the weapons in their baggage even if all the required documents are in order Yet at the Chandigarh airport Heena has often breezed through It’s a fascinating cultural difference to guns within the country Punjab is gripped by a gun culture — lakhs of legal gun licenses over 1000 arms dealers and second only next to Uttar Pradesh in the number of gun owners Enough to worry the likes of cricketer Harbhajan Singh who has tweeted in the past about the negative influence of Punjabi songs that glorify gun violence “In Punjab people are very accepting towards guns” Heena says “Most families have a gun or two Even people in villages have shotguns So at Chandigarh airport the official I’m dealing with is often straight forward because that person might just have a gun at home” she explains Mumbai isn’t gun-crazy and the airport officials still double-take at gun sightings “But here in Mumbai having an arms license itself is a big thing even if it is for sport So we’d get asked a hundred questions at the airport ‘Kyun ja rahe ho kya zaroorat hai kitne ki aati hai hum touch karke dekh sakte hai…’” she lists Of late though she doesn’t worry much because Ronak jumps in to handle the paperwork and explanations *** Coming from what she calls a ‘semi-shooting family’ into a thorough shooting family has had its own share of changes especially when it came to dinner time conversations Given her own family’s business in guns talk generally dominated the nature of weapons themselves when she’s in Patiala In Mumbai though it’s all about shooting “Everyone here is an expert” she says laughing “I have to filter out a lot of advice My father-in-law’s style is different than mine Even Ronak’s is different but he’s the coach so he understands that” An introvert by her own admission the 10m air pistol world record holder has a wide interest outside her sport She has a degree in dentistry “I’m not really a shooter at heart What I like about the sport is the science behind it It’s all maths and physics Then there’s psychology That’s what fascinates me” At her home in Patiala her father and uncle have started making wine Heena has picked that up too “My latest hobby” she says Ashok is the most obsessed with the sport in the family and understands the pressure on a Olympic-bound sportsperson Ever since Heena married into the family she has been left free to train without any distractions of any work at home “As bahu you might be expected to help with ghar ka kaam because you’re the manager of the house But Heena can’t take that responsibility She’s a star and an achiever and she has to achieve much more So if someone at home gets upset because of it it’s fine But Heena must not be upset” Ashok says “By disturbing her you’re doing something against the nation because it is the country who is supporting her for the Olympics” he adds There are vested interests however in Ashok’s efforts to keep his daughter-in-law away from house work In her pursuit to make the house more presentable – or less masculine as she terms it– the former world number one in 10 metre air pistol wants to set up a trophy room to display the medals of Ashok Ronak and her own The problem is that the room Heena has chosen serves as Ashok’s office currently Tall aluminium cupboards deck the fringes of the office In the centre are two large desks placed parallel to each other – both littered with documents The one closest to the window that overlooks the bungalow’s front gate is Ashok’s and the 63-year-old often lounges on the comfortable high-backed chair behind his desk Together with his brother Ashok looks after the family’s real estate and construction business that they inherited from their father from that office room itself The construction business was in full bloom not long ago – the colony they live in is called Gajanan Colony But Heena has her eyes firmly set on that very location She wants that room “They keep saying ‘haan 10-15 minutes main kar lenge’ After 10-15 days nothing changes” she quips She’s also taken up a stand for the women at home Before her arrival Heena’s mother-in-law and Ashok’s brother’s wife were outnumbered by their husbands and their sons Now Heena takes up the trio’s causes with zest “Heena is a modern girl So my sister-in-law and I have given her command Sometimes when we ask the men for something they get lazy and don’t do it So then we tell Heena and she fights with them” says Meenakshi Pandit Heena’s mother-in-law laughing at the thought “But the men are clever They know that I’ll be travelling in a few days” Heena says “Haan main haan milayenge (they will say yes yes) I’ll leave and that’s the end of it They take advantage of my travelling a lot” There is a lot of banter that does the rounds and Heena is often the subject of Ashok’s leg-pulling “She’s fond of her Chacha He’s an excellent gunsman So I keep teasing her by saying that he’s number one in terms of guns but I’m number one in terms of shooting” he chuckles It isn’t a one-way street though When Ashok talks about being among the first to win gold medals for the country Heena has her reply sorted “I say ‘tabhi scores kya hoti thi aur abhi dekho scores kya hai’ (Compare the scores from then and now) He keeps quite then” she says “Just for a while though” she adds There is an obvious appreciation for Ashok’s antics “There’s never a serious conversation with him Kuch bhi ulta seedha bolenge But that actually keeps the mind fresh because it changes the topic and gets rid of any seriousness” she says Ronak too doesn’t get spared from Heena’s sharp wit during training sessions “When he starts getting a bit too bossy I tell him “don’t forget I shoot better than you’” she says smiling brightly *** Being a part of a family of professional shooters has certainly increased the level of sport related talk Ashok asserts that most of the time it’s essentially only about rule changes Nonetheless to those oblivious to the art of shooting a relatively mundane topic for the athletes will be incomprehensible for the outsider On one occasion the family were out at dinner with close friends It wasn’t necessarily an unusual feat since the Pandits and their friends often dined together Yet halfway through this particular meal Ashok remembers being cut mid-sentence “My friend’s wife stopped me She said ‘do you realise we’ve known you for the past 25 years And you’re always talking about the same old thing Don’t you get tired’” he narrates He recalls another incident where he got pulled up by his friends “Ashok kya bakwaas hai ye sab Just pick up a gun aim and fire Waise bhi kaagaz pe goli maarte ho (What nonsense… you fire your bullets at a paper anyways)” the veteran imitates his friend’s scolding “Well in a way he wasn’t exactly wrong” he adds laughing At home Ashok’s wife Meenakshi is someone who isn’t too savvy with the sport She sits intently on the sofa as Ronak Ashok and Heena discuss guns training methods and upcoming tournaments Her face creases into a smile during phases in conversation she understands followed by periods of blankness She busies herself playing the caring host When it comes to Heena’s preparation for the Olympics or any other tournament for that matter Meenakshi understands how limited her contribution towards helping her daughter-in-law can be “I only understand the gravity of a tournament based on how Ashok Ronak or Heena talk before a tournament But I always wish her the best I don’t know much of the sport but my wishes are always with her and all I can give her” Meenakshi mentions Heena too knows and appreciates her mother-in-law’s contribution though limited “We like to talk a lot about upcoming movies and plays and even new restaurants” Heena says as Meenakshi nods in the background In a way her conversations with Meenakshi provides her the outlet she often craves Apart from her other interests she’s also tried her hand at art and also to Ashok’s dismay at interior designing Her first project she hopes will be turning the office into a trophy room “That plan is still a plan” she asserts Among the trio of professional shooters at home though Heena claims it is only Ashok who is obsessed with the sport “He’s crazy for shooting Crazy for guns It takes a lot of craziness in your head to travel and shoot for so long like he has done” she says “Main to kab ki chod deti (I would have left it a long while back)” Still in the here and now she is completely focused on her sporting goals chuffed that her family has ensured her the freedom to train That trophy room can perhaps be kickstarted if she can get an Olympic medal but in the meanwhile she is content with smaller successes at home One change she’s somewhat managed is get her husband Ronak to pick up after himself She recalls how when she first entered the Pandit residence she spent the entire day cleaning up Ronak’s room “He’d throw his stuff around and say ‘chalta hai’” she says smiling “I scold him a lot All the time actually But he’s improving” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: May 8 2017 10:29 am Former BCCI and ICC boss N Srinivasan still helms the Tamil Nadu association which hasn’t so far accepted the Lodha reforms in toto Express file Related News N Srinivasan’s presence albeit via video conferencing at the Board of Control for Cricket in India Special General Meeting (SGM) in New Delhi on Sunday raised a few eyebrows as it appeared — in principle — to fly in the face of the radical administrative reforms in the board that have happened on the Supreme Court’s behalf Like the majority of the state associations Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) hasn’t yet implemented the Lodha reforms in toto and Srinivasan continues to helm it However he is ‘ineligible’ as an office-bearer on all counts as per the Lodha Committee recommendations accepted by the court — he has served nine years in his state association nine years in the BCCI and is over 70 years of age Saurashtra’s Niranjan Shah too was at the boardroom A BCCI SGM on April 9 had to be adjourned because ‘ineligible’ office-bearers such as Srinivasan and Shah turned up and there was no clarity over their eligibility Earlier in its third status report before the apex court the Committee of Administrators (CoA) sought directives over the disqualified office-bearers’ eligibility to attend BCCI meetings on behalf of their respective state associations: “Can a disqualified Office Bearer act as the representative/nominee of a Member Association or the BCCI Can such an individual discharge any other role in or behalf of the Association or the BCCI” Srinivasan had been lobbying hard to be the BCCI’s representative at the last month’s ICC Board meetings but the Supreme Court barred him saying there is a “cloud on Srinivasan’s integrity” A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra said that N Srinivasan cannot go as he has been “held guilty by this court for conflict of interest and abuse of authority… a man once having a conflict of interest cannot go” The court earlier had made an observation that if someone is disqualified he “stands disqualified” The Supreme Court however didn’t give a ruling on the COA’s application over the eligibility of the disqualified office-bearers It decided to deal with it in July It’s surprising that Srinivasan still holds enough clout in the BCCI despite the fact he is one of the primary reasons for Indian cricket being thrown into turmoil In 2013 after the IPL spot-fixing and betting controversy broke the then BCCI president formed a three-member committee comprising two retired judges from the Madras High Court and (then BCCI secretary) Sanjay Jagdale Srinivasan’s son-in-law and former Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan had been implicated in the scandal and the Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma filed a petition before the Bombay High Court in May 2013 challenging the BCCI’s decision The court declared the panel null and void The BCCI took the matter to the Supreme Court in August 2013 and according to Verma “dug its own grave” That was the beginning of the upheaval which culminated in the Supreme Court accepting the majority of the Lodha panel reforms and eventually appointing the Committee of Administrators to implement the proposed changes and supervise the cricket board’s functioning During an interview with this paper earlier this year former BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke had said: “If he (Srinivasan) had stepped down and conducted an impartial inquiry because he himself is not involved in any corruption trouble could have been avoided” So it’s strange that a good chunk of the BCCI members still swears by Srinivasan They still appear to be in awe of their erstwhile boss and it allows the Tamil Nadu strongman enough elbow room to keep coming back into the cricket board’s scheme of things at every available opportunity Maybe the letter of the law still doesn’t bar Srinivasan and also other disqualified officials to represent their respective state associations at the BCCI meetings But their presence appears to contradict its spirit In purely technical sense Srinivasan’s presence in today’s meeting was not a contempt of court But perhaps it was contradictory to the accepted principles of Indian jurisprudence Asked if they have taken note of Srinivasan’s presence today a COA member said: “The general body should have intervened We are not going to get involved in this” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | London | Updated: June 10 2017 10:03 am There have been a lot of question-marks over leaving R Ashwin on the bench against Sri Lanka (Source: AP) Related News “It’s like a batting collapse When you collapse as a batting unit you don’t sit down and think your life’s over You just move on and say it’s a bad day Forget about it” Virat Kohli probably wasn’t too far off the mark with his summation of India’s dramatic defeat to Sri Lanka and even how they should cope with it India had after all posted a sizable total on the board Sri Lanka had only once chased a total higher than 321 in their history And here they were up against India’s best bowling attack in many years There was little India did different to what they have been over the past year as a successful ODI team It’s just that Sri Lanka was better Most of their batsmen came to the party and though a couple of their key bowlers had off-days the others rallied pretty well Like Kohli said there should be little reason for them to make drastic changes or push the panic button But a debilitating loss like that can lead to certain doubts about strategy and approach creeping into the dressing-room doubts that India should avoid Brisker start India’s run rate in the first 10 overs since the 2015 World Cup and leading into the match against Sri Lanka was 484 It was the slowest among all nations At the Oval their score at the end of the first powerplay was 48/0 In that period their average total has been 290 in 14 matches while batting first which is pretty much on par in terms of scoring rates around the world It could have had to do with the lack of firepower in the lower-order that India have been riddled with till recently when Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav have emerged So the onus was on the top-order to preserve wickets and ensure that the likes of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina – who was an integral part of the setup previously – didn’t have to perform a dual role of steadying and attacking But now with the new-balls hardly swinging in England and the luxury of some explosive arsenal below them perhaps Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan could look at stepping on the pedal from the word go Though Kohli didn’t seem to think so in his post-match presentation interview “We are not a side that always plays explosive cricket throughout the 50 overs but if a side comes out here and plays cricket with that kind of mind-set and executes their shots so well then you have to take your hat off sometimes and say very well played” he said lauding Sri Lanka’s run-chase instead Accelerate through the middle At the start of the 31st over India’s score read 169/2 with Dhawan unbeaten on 80 and Yuvraj Singh having just arrived at the crease The left-handed veteran had walked in at a similar stage against Pakistan and gone berserk Here though he seemed content on easing into his knock despite Sri Lanka operating with the part-time spin of Danushka Gunathilaka and the innocuous Asela Gunaratne who got rid of Yuvraj in his first over At the end of the 40th over they had grafted their way to 218/3 scoring 49/1 in that 10-over period In fact they’d managed only 80 runs in the 15-over period from overs 25-40 The late assault from Dhoni and Jadhav did ensure 103 runs off the last 10 overs which is again a par-score in the death these days but did India miss a trick by not accelerating earlier especially with wickets in hand It’s something England would have done for sure considering that’s how they play their ODI cricket this days-in turbo-mode from the first over Comparatively England’s scores in that 30-40 period in their last three ODIs is 62/3 65/1 and 55/2 So basically they stop consolidating at the end of the 30th over from where ideally a team should be able to double their score – and make it their launching pad And Kohli probably agreed with this suggestion too “In hindsight when you look back maybe you think of phases that we could have accelerated but I don’t see that as a major issue Maybe we will have to push harder now in the next few games to give us a 20-run cushion Maybe after seeing a result like this because we’re playing on the same ground as well” he said Pandya’s lengths Hardik Pandya grew up dreaming of fast cars but he doesn’t like batsman driving when he has the ball in his hand He went 51 overs without bowling a single full delivery during the limited-over series against New Zealand and England He doesn’t swing the ball-doesn’t even give it a chance nor get much seam off the wicket He doesn’t even possess too many slower balls All he does is run in fast and slam the ball short of a length with an odd bouncer mixed in The extra yards of pace he’s gained in recent months has made him rather uncomfortable for batsmen like Pakistan found out last Sunday But here the Sri Lankans were waiting for him deep in their crease and they kept swinging their bat horizontally at him His spell against them was quintessentially Pandya with 19 of his 42 deliveries pitching either short of length or shorter with 13 short of driving length He conceded 31 runs off those 19 short deliveries and it meant that he was Kohli’s liability So was his length found out or were Sri Lanka just that good on the day There have been a lot of question-marks over leaving R Ashwin on the bench against Sri Lanka Ashwin might come in any way against South Africa who must still carry a number of Ashwin-shaped scars on them following their travails against him in 2015 But Pandya’s performance might lead to Kohli questioning his conviction over playing four fast bowlers which includes Pandya His big-hitting prowess won’t bring his place into question regardless and it could well be one of the other fast bowlers Umesh Yadav who could miss out For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published: January 19 2017 4:43 am Top News Gurgaon Police have arrested three members of deceased gangster Sandeep Gadoli’s gang who they claim were behind the murder of Manish Kumar alias Pappu the brother of Gadoli’s rival Binder Gujjar Pappu was shot dead shortly before midnight on October 17 in Gurgaon when he was collecting cash from a wine shop he owned in the city Eight to ten assailants had opened fire on him killing him on the spot sources said Police said the three men have been identified as Brahmaprakash alias Master Luv Sharma and Jaibir For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 2 2013 1:18 am Related News Dinesh Karthik’s highest one-day score79came in a match that will never be remembered for him in the same game that Sachin Tendulkar scored ODI cricket’s first double century On Saturdayagainst the high scoring Sri Lankans at Edgbastonhe topped his bestpropelling India’s chase of 333 with an unbeaten 106 While it won’t change his one-day statistics by any measurefor warm-up games aren’t official one-dayersit will however all but give him a golden ticket to feature in the playing eleven of India’s Champions Trophy campaign Not the worst way to celebrate one’s 28th birthday The India chase witnessed two centurions Karthik and Virat Kohli’s 144 And in the endtheir 186-run stand for the fifth wicket made short work of Sri Lanka’s swollen target as India’s toppled it with six balls and five wickets to spare Stillin more ways than onethis match was about thoselike Karthikwho were given a second chance in the international game Kusal Pererathe Sri Lankan opener in this matchwas one of those While Tillakaratne Dilshan might have stolen his thunder with a higher score (84 to 82)Sanath Jayasuriyaoops Pererawas the one to give Lanka a start that his idol (who else but Jayasuriya) would have been proud of For a person who switched from being a right-hander to a southpaw at the age of 11 on watching Jayasuriya tear apart bowling sides (and simultaneously evolve the one-day game)he seemed to have been born with the strokeplay Picking up an Irfan Pathan slower ball early in the first over of the dayPerera short-arm jabbed the ball to the midwicket fence for a boundarynever to look back After Dilshan smacked Pathan for three fours in the third overPerera took over and how In the fourthtwo rockets through covers off Bhuvneshwar Kumar had commentator Sanjay Manjrekar speaking about his fear of Jayasuriya In the next overa straight six off Pathanwith zero follow-throughhad Wasim Akram remembering why he never bowled a full-toss to the Matara mauler And in the following oneas Perera dumped Ishant Sharma over midwicket and long-off for sixes off similar deliveriesPerera forged an identity for himself Finally At the end of the 13th overhe reached 50leaving Dilshan 21 runs adrift And exactly 13 overs laterwhen the scoring got too tiringhe retired on 82 only for Dilshan to do the same 36 balls later For much of this matchIndia were playing catch-up and were quite easily the second best side playing at Edgbaston But if their bowlers managed just three wickets in 50 oversLanka were marginally better After India were reduced to 110/4 in the 21st overKohli and Karthik came together And the 140 balls balls that they faced togetherscoring 186 runs from itchanged the result of this match Kohli was a mixture of being brisk and intentfulwhile Karthik was watchful Kohli brought up his century in the 37th overa ball after smacking his first six of the game Karthik brought it up in the same over he scored the boundary to hand India the win the 49th over Brief scores: SL 333/3 in 50 overs (T Dilshan 84K Perera 82; A Mishra 1/53) lost to India 337/5 in 49 overs (V Kohli 144D Karthik 106*S Eranga 2/60) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 29 2013 5:07 am Related News Two youths allegedly murdered two women in a house in Aliganj area of Lucknow on Sunday afternoon Both were caught immediatelythanks to the presence of mind shown by neighbours who locked them up in the house The murdered women were identified as Mahira alias Mahi (32)at whose house the incident took placeand her friend Rekha Tiwari (31)who had come to visit her from a neighbouring locality Both were murdered by slitting their throats with a knifepolice said Habibul HassanAdditional SP(Trans-Gomti)said the accused Tanveer and Surendra alias Himanshu both residents of Daliganjcame to Mahiras house on a motorcycle and had an argument with herfollowing which they slit her throat as well as Rekhas Hassan said prima facie it appears that Mahiras illicit relationship with the accused led to the killings He said the accused were under the influence of alcohol at the time of incident and while Mahira wanted them to leavethey insisted on stayingand this led to the argument Hassan said as the accused were trying to dispose the bodies when children playing outside noticed the blood flowing in the drain outside and alerted the neighbours who promptly locked the house from outside and informed the police He said both the accused were taken into the custody and were being questioned Rekhas body was found in the washroom on the first floor and Mahiras in the room on the ground floor of the househe said According to HassanMahiras husband Anilwho is a sanitation worker at King George Medical Universityhad rented the house four months back for her as he has another wife who lives at his ancestral house in Hassanganj area Anil said he had gone to his house in Hassanganj at the time of incident and when he returnedhe found the crowd outside his house Police said Rekhas husband Suresh Tiwari is a truck driver Hassan said the accused are currently unemployed The police found two buttons of Surendras shirt from the washroom where the body of Rekha was found The knife used to murders the two women has also been recoveredthey said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDe Andre Jordan’s alley-oop dunk from Wednesday’s game between Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz (Video courtesy: NBA) James Harden scored 34 points and the Houston Rockets withstood a furious effort from Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook to oust the Thunder from the NBA playoffs on Tuesday The Rockets beat the Thunder 105-99 to win their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series four games to one Rockets reserve Lou Williams scored 10 of his 22 points early in the fourth quarter as the Rockets responded to a sensational third quarter from Westbrook who carried his team to a 77-72 lead going into the final period Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives toward the basket in the game against Oklahoma City Thunder AP Westbrook scored 10 straight points in one stretch and finished with 20 points five rebounds and three assists in the third But Williams opened the fourth with two free throws and added three more from the line along with a three-pointer as the Rockets regained the advantage with Westbrook on the bench – and they held on even after Westbrook re-entered the game as the Thunder missed a string of shots Westbrook finished with 47 points 11 rebounds and nine assists but connected on just two of his 11 shots in the final period The defeat brought a close to a historic season for Westbrook who joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double and beat Robertson’s 55-year-old record for most triple-doubles in a regular season with 42 In withstanding Westbrook the Rockets showed they have plenty of defensive ability to go with their free-wheeling offense "We’re not just a three-point shooting team" said Harden who scored 13 of his 34 points in the final eight minutes "We get after it on the defensive end We’re overlooked We have been all year But we’re not really worried about it We go out there and compete at a high level on both ends of the floor" Thunder coach Billy Donovan agreed calling the Rockets defense "underrated" That included their defense on Westbrook said the Rockets’ Patrick Beverly who took exception to Westbrook’s taunt that "no one can guard me" The two received double technical fouls for jawing at each other during the game but Beverly said the Rockets did what they set out to do against Westbrook "We did a great job on him" Beverly said "We tried to make him take a ton of tough shots" In the second round the Rockets will face either the San Antonio Spurs or Memphis Grizzlies Spurs Jazz in command The Spurs seeded second in the West behind the Golden State Warriors seized a 3-2 lead in their series Tuesday with a 116-103 victory in San Antonio Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points Patty Mills added 20 and Tony Parker chipped in 16 as the Spurs bounced back from a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Grizzlies in game four Reserve point guard Mills made five three-pointers four of them in the fourth quarter en route to his career-high playoff scoring total The effort from Australia’s Mills helped thwart a Grizzlies rally Memphis trailed by 18 with less than two minutes to play in the third quarter but a 17-3 scoring run saw them pull within four points with nine minutes to play "We made shots that’s what we didn’t do the last game" said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich whose team will try to wrap up the series in game six on Thursday in Memphis The Utah Jazz are also closing in on a second-round berth after a 96-92 victory over the Clippers in Los Angeles Gordon Hayward scored 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Jazz who took a 3-2 series lead with game six in Salt Lake City on Friday Rodney Hood scored 16 points and Joe Johnson produced nine of his 14 in the fourth quarter for Utah who had 11 points and 11 rebounds from French big man Rudy Gobert Chris Paul scored 28 points for the Clippers who played their second game without standout scorer Blake Griffin who will miss the rest of the playoffs with a right big toe injury The winners of the series will face the Warriors who swept the Portland Trail Blazers in four gamesthe judges said,…there cannot be any other conclusion except that the guilt of the appellant (Kothari) is established beyond reasonable doubt? 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