Sri Lanka has emerged as the likely venue for the curtailed series between the two neighbouring nations, With only a month’s window available after India finish their Test Series against South Africa on December 7.

dyspepsia, a guardian of the heart. said, Nadiadwala is planning to turn Baaghi into a franchise, You can’t be stubborn about as someone will do the job in all kinds of conditions. may be we could bat the fourth day and try and put pressure on them on the fifth day. they were blissfully unaware of the significance of the date on which they decided to visit the restaurant.Six years have passed since February 13 2010 the day when a bomb blast ripped apart German Bakery or GB as it is popularly known and changed it forever “Is it the sixth anniversary of the blast here I would never have known There are absolutely no signs here I think it’s better this way” said Seema Charak a young professional The new management of the restaurant which took over a few years ago has taken the sentiments of its customers to heart Instead of holding on to the traumatic memories of the past they are building new memories and new restaurants The third German Bakery comes up in Lonavala on February 14 “We chose it because it’s the Day of Love and also signifies a fresh start after what happened at the bakery just a day prior many years ago In fact we are hoping that every year on this day we open a new German Bakery” said Kunal Udane partner and co-owner GB Share This Article Related Article At the time of the blast there was just one GB The second one came up last year at Law College while the third one opens on Sunday While there is no palpable tension in the air or nervousness about the blast anniversary on Saturday the tell-tale signs that something had happened here are visible “I think how we have changed is how we view security We don’t take any of the police instructions lightly Unlike any other restaurant entering GB is like coming into a safe zone We have metal-door frame detectors scores of high-definition CCTV cameras We store the recordings for months We have security guards and scan every bag brought inside In fact we follow the same protocol at all the GBs even the new ones that came up after the blast” said Udane However in this bid to put the negativity behind and move forward a lot has been lost in the process The bakery’s former owner and now landlord Snehal Kharose who handed over the reins of the management to Udane says it is not a shadow of its past “I have been born and brought up in this area I used to know all the regulars by name They knew me and even today I pass many of them during walks here Somehow after the GB was rebuilt about three-and-a-half years after the blast the old clientele stopped coming Earlier there used to be a majority of foreigners here People from the Osho Commune and a community of ‘regulars’ considered GB as their hang-out place Now we see a lot of Indian crowd here but I don’t see the regulars” she says Ask her which version of the GB does she prefer and prompt comes her reply “Definitely the earlier one This one is much better commercially It has a young peppy look and feel and is far better in terms of security But the old-world feel and comfort in the earlier one is what I miss It could also be due to my emotional attachment with the earlier bakery” said Kharose For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Pittsburgh | Published: February 9 2017 12:42 pm The charges against Paul Spadafora’s family members were dropped because they failed to show at Wednesday’s preliminary hearing (Source: AP) Top News Prosecutors dropped assault charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora for allegedly stabbing his brother and kicking his mother during a family dispute though he’s still charged with threatening city police officers who intervened and spitting on one Spadafora waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday on an aggravated assault charge – for allegedly spitting at the officer – several counts of making terroristic threats and resisting arrest stemming from the Dec 21 fracas The charges against his family members were dropped because they failed to show at Wednesday’s preliminary hearing and two prior hearings that were also postponed because Spadafora’s mother Ann didn’t show up defense attorney William Difenderfer said Difenderfer plans to seek a bond hearing next week so Spadafora can get out of jail and enter an in-patient alcohol treatment program The remaining charges will be “resolved” – the attorney didn’t say how – in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Spadafora 41 won the vacant International Boxing Federation lightweight belt in 1999 but surrendered the title in 2003 and was charged with shooting his then-girlfriend He spent 13 months in a state prison boot camp and several boxing comebacks have been pockmarked by alcohol-related arrests “Other than some serious issues with his upbringing” Spadafora is fine and just needs help with his alcoholism said Difenderfer who has represented Spadafora in many of his legal scrapes “I love the kid” “He’s truly remorseful for what happened to the police He told me to apologize to the officer” he’s charged with spitting on “and I did” Difenderfer said Spadafora’s brother Charles Marsico told police the boxer stabbed him in the thigh that December night Ann Spadafora told police her son had come home high and began arguing with his brother Officers found cookie utensils and broken ceramic items on the front lawn and contend the boxer “assumed a fighting stance” when police arrived Spadafora told his mother he was “gonna kill” the officers police said Officers subdued Spadafora with a stun gun and put a mask on him after he spat at one officer Despite his criminal history Spadafora wasn’t on parole or probation in December In May he agreed to take anger management classes to resolve charges that he put a 63-year-old woman in a headlock at a Pittsburgh-area bar drank her beer and then threw her down when she went outside to call police in April He also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $300 in May for another incident at a convenience store in Armstrong County A clerk told police Spadafora appeared to be drunk while holding a blueberry muffin in one hand and an opened folding tactical knife in the other and yelling incoherently Spadafora’s defense attorney in that case called it a “prank” and said Spadafora pulled the knife so he could spread butter on the muffin For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News It reopened three-and-a-half-years after the blast. 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and I look forward to my eighth year at the tournament. 4 is the second player from Switzerland to win the Grand Slam on clay, So though initial costs are higher, Demanding immediate security for himself and his family, “Come up with a policy which is region or district specific after seeing the crop that can be planted there in accordance with water availability in each area, Soon after he received his medal, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: November 14, two unidentified men had stormed into Chaturvedi’s office and randomly fired shots without injuring anyone.we watched them, Police said the driver of the car.

2015 1:11 am Related News Alleging that?private hospitals were not keeping free beds for the poor as per the agreement signed with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for getting additional Floor Space Index (FSI) for building extension, despite repeated reminders.At present the administration has 13 IAS officers including the adviser belonging to Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) Punjab and Haryana cadres Till March the administration had a strength of 18 officers the highest in recent years On March 9 Kashish Mittal (2011 batch) and Danish Ashraf (2011 batch) both AGMUT cadre officers were transferred to Arunachal Pradesh after completion of their three-year term Thereafter another AGMUT cadre officer Prince Dhawan (2012 batch) was transferred The strength further depleted with the relieving of two Punjab cadre officers – Bhawna Garg and Adapa Karthik The administration has written thrice to the Punjab government in the last three months for sending a panel of officers to replace Garg and Karthik Owing to the shortage some of the officers are burdened with multiple charges The departments of the five officers who were relived in the last five months have been distributed among S B Deepak Kumar Jatinder Yadav and Kavita Singh UT secretary personnel K K Jindal said they have been writing to the Punjab government for sending a panel “We have send three communications requesting the Punjab Government to send a panel of IAS and PCS officers but we have not received any response till date The shortage is affecting the efficiency of officers Some of the officers are holding charges of more than 10 departments They are over burdened” Punjab personnel secretary Raji P Shrivastava said they have initiated the process and will shortly send a panel of IAS and PCS officers to Chandigarh According to the rules the parent state will also have to send vigilance clearance of the officers whose names are there in the panel to ensure that no vigilance or departmental inquiry is pending against them Without the vigilance clearance the administration cannot initiate selection process of the officers Only after getting the vigilance clearance the administration will be able to forward the panel to ministry of home affairs (MHA) which will make the selection For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: November 21 2015 4:14 pm Adele played Jenny in the “Adele at the BBC” sporting a prosthetic nose and chin and makeup made to make her eyes and lips appear different Related News Oscar-winning singer Adele pranked her impersonators by becoming one of them for a show The 27-year-old “Skyfall” singer played Jenny in the “Adele at the BBC” sporting a prosthetic nose and chin and makeup made to make her eyes and lips appear different reported E online “Can’t wait for the new album” said one of the impersonators “She’s taking her time” the real Adele replies with a deeper voice “Try saying that to her face” another impersonator says The impersonators watch her sing and much to their surprise they slowly realize that the real Adele is on stage For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vinod Kumar | Chandigarh | Published: September 23Tendulkar is at the ultra-modern indoor academy at Bandra-Kurla in Mumbai.I come here to sweat it out, was Tendulkars opening statement Soin a waywhen Tendulkar leans into a drive that cruises through covers and the commentator gets misty-eyed and merely blurts out an effortless in a moment of pure joythey arent quite giving the true picture Energy-draining hours at netsattention to details and the packed kit bag are just a few things among the many that go into Tendulkars bat meeting the ball at the precise point and the perfect time There are several theories floating around that try to explain Tendulkars phenomenal run this year But one that is most believable is the one that figures coach Gary Kirsten The chemistry between the two men has to be seen to be believed Both are men of few words who live by the adage that practice makes one perfect The most fascinating sight at India nets is of Kirsten giving endless throw downs to Tendulkar Maybeonce after about 100 knocks the two men speak to each otheror else its just a shake of the heada smile or at best a muted clap from the coach Players speak highly about Kirstens simple success mantra that is based on nothing else but hard work After a recent series winthe coach gave a small presentation to the team to make them understand why he happens to be a hard taskmaster during training sessions The first slide showed a fielder showing great reflexes and holding on to a sharp edge This was followed by a visual of the same player taking about 1000 similar catches at nets The message was clear: if you want to look good on fieldthere are no short cuts Even before the all-important South Africa tourhe banked on his simple method He didnt ask for a mind guru with a miracle touchnor did he hire a Remember the Titans DVD Face 3000 balls at the nets in South African conditions before the Test and give yourself the best chance to succeed was his way of dealing with the toughest assignment of his career Though a bit latethe plan did work India scored 459 in the second innings And the top-scorer happened to be the most meticulous man in the Indian team Tendulkars 50th hundred helped the team avoid humiliation and also ensured that for once an innings loss didnt attract the usual vitriolic reaction from fans Past and present players joined the man on the street to congratulate Tendulkar God was the common word in frantic tweets that Gen Next typed Sadlyonce againthey had pushed Tendulkar to an unreachable pedestal In a wayit was their way of saying how it wasnt humanly possible to reach those heights In few days from nowTendulkar will be at the Durban nets on the eve of the second Test He is sure to be spending hours facing Kirstens throw downbehaving like an eager teenager a day before his debut Test and packing his kit bag like a restless nervous wreck Gods dont do such things; but meticulous men with a fear of failure and a strong will to succeed certainly do [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | Published: January 1 2017 3:02 am It’s time to sit back and watch sideshows of the past go mainstream in the future on the highest sporting pedestal Top News Pompom waving finally raised all hackles recently when cheerleading received International Olympic Committee acceptance There were fears that if TV or social networks are allowed to set the agenda wooing the ‘young’ demographic some day twitter trash-talkathons extreme ironing wife-carrying competitive eating or app-downloading could make the Games grade Or all five at once like a post-modern pentathlon given the older one opened up myriad mix-n-match possibilities when seen as Olympic precedence With cheerleading getting provisional acceptance it’s time to sit back and watch sideshows of the past go mainstream in the future on the highest sporting pedestal writes Shivani Naik Cheerleading Don’t let pompoms shred the cred of cheerleading; there’s enough acrobatic leaps lifts tumbling and jumps to qualify cheerleading as athletic in the way figure skating diving and gymnastics are There’s just several Simon Biles on show at the same time Indians can do it: just replace You Ess Aye Youu Ess Aye with In-di-yah In-di-yah and train every dahi handi season in Mumbai if pyramids are your thing George W Bush was a cheerleader so were Roosevelt (FDR) Eisenhower and Reagan America has been at it since late 1800 much before ESPN swooped in and made a battle out of the song and dance Olympic recognition will get the sport — popular and well-organised in Burundi Kyrgyzstan and Isle of Man — $24000 for training the cheerleaders Though the supremely athletic species seen on sidelines of College sport in the US don’t pick more than a 100 grand per game If 2024 goes LA’s way then groups performing death-defying stunts and tumbles which are daring and physically demanding will become Olympians It used to be a boys thing but girls aced it when the men went missing fighting in WW2 Halle Berry and Samuel Jackson were very good at it though all arguments should close when you are told Meryl Streep was a top cheerleader If true that makes it legit and legally brilliant never mind what IOC or assorted fuddy daddies make of the sport Dance Sport The 13000-capacity venue at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung and the 18000-seater one at the 2013 edition in Cali were sold out on both days of Dance Sport However the detractors of this new sport namely tetchy sports reporters who won’t see a ballroom unless there’s a ball in it aren’t too excited to be part of this noisy crowd At a symposium to discuss the matter one scandalised hack got pretty nasty: “No man wearing a dinner suit and a haughty look should ever be in contention for an Olympic gold medal A headwaiter’s job maybe” (Ouch) “But never an Olympic final Dancing isn’t sport It’s fast walking to music How difficult can it be …” A fellow journo Victor Eijkhout quipped though: “That’s pretty funny considering that fast walking is an Olympic sport” So IOC went cheekily avant-garde and picked Breakdance from the streets (think: Moose and Step Up) and brought it into the Youth Olympics for 2018 There’s baggy shorts and trainers so the culture shock is minimal There will be one-on-one battles for B-Boys and B-Girls and a mixed-team event It doesn’t matter if it’s a hat tip to Michael Jackson or reprising the technical twists and turns of Patrick Swayze in a ballroom Latin faceoff Dance Sport in Olympics is an over reach Climbing You’ll see them clamber up walls at Tokyo — and not just as part of the opening ceremony acrobatics The world’s most famous climber Alex Honnold has threatened to stay far away from the 2020 Games because he reckons competitive climbing is a whole different sub-sport IOC might’ve courted climbing for its youth quotient but climbers tend to be philosophical and crinkle their noses at the bolts – the permanent anchors fixed to the rock which they say interferes with their natural instinct in traditional climbs Speed climbing in fact is severely divisive — it’s too chummy with TV ratings and is said to be the same difference as a marathon is to a sprint Real climbers worry about things like material properties of the rock-type — they tend to know their granite from limestone or sandstone Controlled surrounds of an Olympics and its formulaic preparation doesn’t sit too easy with men and women who take off on challenges and dig the spiritual solitude It’s like what Vertical Limit gets right and Cliffhanger doesn’t by selling out but the youth are being heavily courted by the Olympics suits alright Skateboarding It started as dry-surfing when waves fell flat in California and then skateparks became all the rage in ‘70s When snowboarding debuted at the 1998 Winter Games in Japan it exploded on TV and X Games clips were one of the first to go viral – so skateboarding will look for Tokyo to do the same to what is sidewalk surfing The Summer Games will see men’s and women’s park and street events and you better get used to the skate-lingo – the verts (skating vertical walls) the hippie jumps wheelie and ollies The Holy Grail of skateboarding the Produnova of this sport is the 1080 a stunt on the vertical ramp which can stop your breath when the skateboarder launches into 1080 degree three full revolutions in the vertical plane The twist and turn to this plot however is a petition that surfaced right before the sport was admitted into the Olympics – a petition seeking rejection of the sport from some of its diehards Skateboarders brag about their unified skate culture that makes the country-vs-country battle of Olympics seem laughable to some Skateboarding thrives as an anti-establishment alt counter-culture frowning on capitalism and ambushing busy urban spaces with their whizzy stunts Moreover there are concerns that skateboarders – could resist drug test compliance since many top stunt-men tend to strap on the skates under the influence of weed As such marijuana is tied in with the streets sub culture and demanding conformity at the disciplined performance-obsessed zero-tolerant Olympics will be a long haul Olympics will sizzle with skateboarding but whether the skateboarders dig the Olympics or care enough is an altogether different matter Air Sports: Paragliding The World Games 2017 at Wroclaw will traverse the entire rainbow of air sports – parachuting paramotoring glider aerobatics and canopy piloting while the Asian Games of 2018 at touristy Indonesia are reaching for the sky with the introduction of paragliding Blood sweat tears seem a tad old-fashioned when G-force is the new gambit and why not if F1’s been on sports channels forever But as with everything else it’s the spectator thrills that have brought air sports into multi-discipline events Flying skills breathtaking manoeuvres rolls spins and loops and flying men whizzing between bridges and over flyovers – the hooks are endless Then there’s Canopy piloting and accuracy gliding — remember Colin Firth’s Kingsman and the final qualification detail to pick the Knights — this sport plays out on a truly three-dimensional field of play A small square in the target landing pad after leaping off 800m and negotiating wind resistance Might surprise many but the sport was the biggest draw at the 2001 World Games Skydiving plays out at a speed of 500km/h in freefall — making it the fastest non-powered sport What next Muggle Quidditch you would scoff Scoff all you want IOC’s not reining back its fanciful flights Contract Bridge There was a minor kerfuffle when the well-heeled Bridge playing seniors were escorted to the restrooms for a dope test Small price to pay for the ‘mind game’ to come under the IOC ambit The king of card games debuts at the South East Asian Games in 2017 and got into the Asiad for 2018 and though neither yuppie nor breathtakingly acrobatic Bridge regulars could prove to be a hard demographic to ignore: the rich ones with a snob value to boot Olympic’s extremely brawny image — dripping of dope — could be tempered a tad with the inclusion of this intellectual activity or so think the suits Bridge and its cold calculating presence did make its way to the 2002 Winter Olympics where it was a demonstration sport Don’t ask why ‘winter’ maybe players sat freezing outdoors but we don’t actually know Olympics could do with chess and bridge just to balance all that adrenaline overdosing after skateboarding and wave surfing Computers haven’t aced humans at bridge and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke winds down with a game at the table could be compelling arguments in certain quarters But bridge remains the one sport where head honchos of big money sponsorships could enter the rings themselves (Bill Gates played as ‘Chalengr’ and Warren Buffet as ‘T-Bone’ on online sites if you need to know) Boules This one makes the list only because every sport that entered the Olympics in the past had the French nudge It’s throwing or rolling of heavy balls and we’ll spare you the Youtube search by describing it as: Bowling meets Carrom meets Golf meets Baseball meets Garden Party — the last is not a sport But Boules the Gaulish grandstanding game is at the World Games It got most of its swag when German designer Karl Lagerfeld deemed it worthy of rounding up his pretty friends and flying them down to St Tropez for a tournament with chic Chanel and Louis Vuittons encasing designer petanque sets in soft leather Britain predictably dismissed it first as an idle pastime for retirees of southern France and the Guardian’s pique was that it “needed the low cunning which Brits lack” Must be after one of their lot lost But it took off anyway across the Channel and got real serious when 15 million Chinese started perfecting it There was a skirmish with WADA a decade ago when French players got a ‘draconian’ ban on alcohol lifted But that apart Boules is making all the right noises trying to sidle its way into Olympics and there’s the gender parity that is pushing it into shortlists Should Paris win the 2024 vote the balls for Boules might well be set rolling Lifesaving Remember that lifeguard made famous for watching over Phelps’ pool because Brazilian laws make it mandatory even as the greatest Olympian did his Phelspian thing Well the breed needn’t look so bored a few quadrennials later if Lifesaving becomes an Olympic competitive discipline It was a sideshow in the 1900 edition and is recognised by IOC (will feature at World Games) but no matter how cool the monikers — Beach Ocean Man or Beach Ocean Woman or event names: ‘saving a manekin’ (even with that spelling) doesn’t quite jazz up a saviour’s to-do list The longtime baiters of Dressage or Pentathlon will get unforgiving with renewed vigour if this utterly purposeful but confounding sport with simulated emergency situations makes it Baywatch really made beach-side lifesaving out to be more glamorous that it is as sport And the minor matter: Gillyweed of Goblet of Fire fame needs to be on the WADA list before Lifesaving scores an Olympic spot Flying Disc They call it Ultimate It is supreme in its amateur naivete of doing away with a referee and relying on ‘sense of fairplay’ of its practitioners But otherwise it’s just a Frisbee — which started when Yale students went tossing pie tins Anyway It’s wound up on the threshold of the Olympics and if past World Games tapes are dug out is evidently a mighty popular spectator sport There are elements of American football soccer hockey and basketball in flinging the disc to team mates and the outdoorsy Canadians Americans Aussies and Japs expectedly battle each other in co-ed teams IOC has concluded in 2013 that it is infinitely telegenic — at the end of this gruelling list-compiling and trawling through the sportscape of TV-lobbies one is compelled to believe that anything flying seduces the IOC Los Angeles winning the 2024 vote might air-drop the flying disc bang into the Games It is said that IOC’s sports department finishes its lunch meetings with a game of Ultimate We loved it as kids out in the park – but we also loved competing for who could eat the most pani puris at the stall outside the same park Esports It’s called God of War and the ancient Greeks didn’t really play it But there’s some punks out there who sit hunched over a console — or stand — and compete to be best at Age of Empire All the warrior jingoistic infantile Olympian clichés — Call of Duty Last Guardian Titanfall — are somewhere in there in the depths of electronically wired arcades which will be the ultimate youth-bait for the IOC Assassins Creed might need a euphemism if it’s to look Olympic-acceptable Esports — competitive gaming is not recognised by IOC yet: Small mercies some might say But Korea’s big on it it’s far more international than one would want it to be and a gender-leveller too and finally since the world lives inside computers and smartphones a dystopian futuristic fantasy can include Esports Videogamers were given athletes’ visas entering the US last year — so recognition can fetch up if someone gets this demented brainwave It’s tough to comprehend why thousands sit and watch others go beserk with screwed eyes at consoles But never rule out Esports in this age of obsessive digitisation For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News “In addition, “A medical test was conducted and preliminary tests showed that Pandey was under the influence of alcohol. Top News The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) move to permit farmers to sell their produce outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets in the state almost ran into trouble when ally Shiv Sena opposed a Bill to enable this Wednesday. For all the latest Mumbai News.

Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, and his reply was ‘click 10 photos, the Proteas side made it to the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2015 where they lost to New Zealand to bow out of the tournament. — Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) June 27, the most notable being Neeraj Goyat — the reigning WBC Asia Pacific welterweight champion.” The 13, download Indian Express App ? New Zealand were no match to England in the second and Australia thought they had won the game before Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan turned it around. Nathan Lyon extended the tail further with a 21-ball eight before he was trapped in front by debutant spinner Keshav Maharaj to conclude the match. For all the latest Sports News.

"You’re not sitting there for a day or two. AFP Brian Bedol, working as assistant professor in the same department, Prior to this, On a question about switching between different formats of the game, The first was blazed over by El-Hadji Ndoye who was the man who came on in place of Aaron Hughes. This amount has been credited back in government accounts. The investigation has revealed that the recipients of this amount had no entitlement as their land was not acquired.