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I had to travel to Hyderabad by Air India AI544 which is to depart at 1315 Hrs… was told on time. reached airport by 1230 Hrs 1/ — M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) June 28 2016 However Air India flight AI544 was delayed as the pilot was yet to arrive Naidu waited for another 30 minutes before returning home since boarding still hasn’t begun was informed at 1315hrs that flight was delayed as d pilot had not yet comeWaited up to 1345 Hrs boarding didn’t startreturned 2 home 2/ — M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) June 28 2016 Naidu demanded an explanation from the government-run flight carrier saying “transparency and accountability are the need of the hour” “Hope Air India understands that we are in the age of competition Missed an important appointment” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Somya Kapoor | Updated: November 8 2017 1:24 am Cheteshwar Pujara scored a double ton against Jharkhand (Source: File) Related News India Test mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara might have looked off-colour in first two matches of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season for his side Saurashtra but the right-hander proved his worth with the bat against Jharkhand in Rajkot Pujara registered 204 in the first innings of the match after Saurashtra posted 553/9 (D) Saurashtra won the match by 6 wickets Here is a look at performances from other players after the fourth round Suresh Raina Uttar Pradesh skipper Suresh Raina’s form with the bat continued to disappoint as the left-hander just managed to score 10 and 16 in first and second innings respectively against Delhi at Palam Ground Delhi eventually won the match by 4 wickets after chasing down a target of 252 runs Ishant Sharma Delhi captain Ishant Sharma has been picking up wickets regularly in the on-going Ranji Trophy season and the fast bowler once again returned with figures of 3/38 and 3/38 in first and second innings respectively against Uttar Pradesh in New Delhi Gautam Gambhir Opener Gautam Gambhir’s 86 in the first innings against Uttar Pradesh proved to be a crucial one as the hosts managed to reduce the margin of lead to 22 runs Later Delhi were handed a target of 252 but this time Gambhir just scored 1 run He had also scored a ton earlier in the competition against Assam Parthiv Patel Wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel’s disappointing run with the willow continued The left-arm batsman scored 4 and 23 in respective innings for Gujarat against Haryana while didn’t even look busy behind the stumps as he too two catches in the match while was involved in one stumping Ajinkya Rahane Ajinkya Rahane who isn’t a part of the Indian team that is playing New Zealand in T20I series played his first match of Ranji Trophy against Odisha for Mumbai Coming in at number three Rahane scored 49 in first innings but failed in the second as he was out for a duck Mumbai though registered a win over Odisha by a comprehensive margin of 120 runs Umesh Yadav Umesh Yadav didn’t really have a great match against Services as he bagged two wickets in first innings while had one in second for Vidarbha Vidarbha defeated Services by 192 runs Wriddhiman Saha Wriddhiman Saha remained unbeaten at 34 in the second innings for Bengal against Himachal Pradesh He earlier scored a two but had a busy match with gloves as he grabbed a total of 10 catches in the match The clash ended in a draw but Bengal took first innings lead and three points Mohammed Shami Mohammed Shami continued with his form with the cricket ball as he scalped a total of eight wickets for Bengal in the match against Himachal Pradesh The match though ended in a draw but Bengal took the first innings lead In the previous match too Shami picked up a total of eight wickets including a six-for againstChhattisgarh Ravindra Jadeja Ravindra Jadeja scored 42 in the first innings for Saurashtra against Jharkhand while picked a couple of wickets in second innings Jadeja has a double ton to his name in this Ranji Trophy season against Jammu and Kashmir where he also bagged a total of 7 wickets in the match Karun Nair Karun Nair scored another hundred of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 as he notched up a total of 116 against Maharashtra for Karnataka as his side registered a win by an innings and 136 runs in Pune Nair had earlier scored 134 against Hyderabad For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published: August 26 2015 5:37 pm On November 3 Army patrol party had opened indiscriminate fire on a Maruti car at Chattergam village in Budgam in which five youth were traveling Top News While army says it is ready with the inquiry report into the Chattergam killings of 2014 the J&K government is yet to submit its report to the army On November 3 Army patrol party had opened indiscriminate fire on a Maruti car at Chattergam village in Budgam in which five youth were traveling Two died on the spot two others sustained serious injuries while the fifth boy had escaped unhurt After killings triggered massive protests across the valley the army had termed the killing as “mistake” and also announced exgratia of ten lakh rupees to the families of the slain youth Even the injured youths were treated at Army’s Base Hospital at Badamibagh Share This Article Related Article Outgoing General Officer Commanding 15 Corps Lt General Subarata Saha told The Indian Express that the army has finalized its inquiry report “We are waiting for the administration inquiry so that the two are joined together and thereafter whatever the action are required will be taken’’ he said DC Budgam Mir Altaf Ahmad said that he would confirm the status of the case from the concerned officials “I was not then Deputy Commissioner of this district when the incident took place So I will have to check the status” he said Sources however said that even after eight months state government has failed to complete its inquiry report After the incident J&K government had appointed Sub Divisional Magistrate Khansahib Mohammad Ajaz as an inquiry officer The officer was transferred before he could complete the inquiry “There are still few things pending in the inquiry report The youth who was a key witness in the case was not at his home and had moved to Jammu We had requested his parents to bring him back to Srinagar to record his statement but he didn’t turn up that has delayed the submission of the report” said a senior officer who is privy to the investigations Sources said that the inquiry officer had also raised some questions to the claims made by the army about the incident which were never replied by the army The Army’s – Court of Inquiry had found nine army men guilty for opening fire on the Maruti car and thus violating the Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) Among the guilty one is an official During the court of inquiry army officials investigated the role of 16 soldiers who were present on the spot when the incident took place Sources said that only seven army personnel have been given clean chit after collecting evidence against the others Police in its First Information Report (FIR) had said that soldiers had opened fire on the Maruti car with an “intention to kill’’ the persons For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News Highly placed sources in the home ministry said,Inmates are provided food and lodging by the prison authority They put in hard work but are paid a meagre amount If jail authorities so desirethey can deposit the amount in banks directly instead of handing it over in person? 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Following complaints of faulty EVMs, That shift in social attitudes is already helping protect the park’s remaining lions, We have fielded the best candidates who are young and command mass popularity in the areas, said a senior Trinamool leader According to sourcesKhageswar Roy will contest the Rajgunj Assembly seat in North Bengal In Contai (South)party ticket has gone to Dibyendu Adhikaryson of Union minister Sisir Adhikary In the Egra Assembly seatSamaresh Chandra Das is the Trinamool candidate Physician Sudipto Roy will contest the Serampore Assembly seat In the Alipore seatTrinamool nominee is KMC councillor Firhad Hakimpopularly known as Bobby In Belgachhia EastTrinamool will field Sujit Bosecurrently the vice-chairman of the South Dum Dum Municipalitywhich was wrested by the Trinamool from the CPM in municipal polls held in May this year In Bongaon Assembly seatMamata has given party ticket to Gopal Sethson of the former Trinamool Congress MLA Bhupen Seth Left Front names bypoll nomineesThe ruling Left Front today announced its candidates for the November 7 bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in West Bengalwhich would be a fresh trial of strength between the CPM-led coalition and the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance Of the 10 seatsthe CPM will contest in five and its ally CPI in two The other LF constituents RSPForward Bloc and DSP will contest one seat eachFront chairman Biman Bose told reporters here The five CPM candidates are Dhanapati Roy (Rajgunj SC)Md Esharuddin Mandol (Sujapur)Pankaj Ghose (Bongaon)Kaustav Chatterjeestate secretary of SFI (Alipur) and Ramala Chakrabortywife of former transport minister Subhas Chakraborty from Belgachia East The two CPI nominees are Prasanta Mukherjee (Serampore) and Satyendra Nath Ponda (Kanthi South)while the RSP has fielded Benoy Bhusan Karketta from the Kalchini SC seat Ali Imran Ramj of the Forward Bloc will contest from Goalpokhar and former parliamentary affairs minister Prabodh Chandra Sinha of DSP from Egra All the 10 seatsexcept for the Belgachia Eastfell vacant after the MLAs got elected to Lok Sabha For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWood is great for building and heating homes but it’s the bane of biofuels When converting plants to fuels engineers must remove a key component of wood known as lignin to get to the sugary cellulose that’s fermented into alcohols and other energy-rich compounds That’s costly because it normally requires high temperatures and caustic chemicals Now researchers in the United States and Canada have modified the lignin in poplar trees to self-destruct under mild processing conditions—a trick that could slash the cost of turning plant biomass into biofuels “This work has the potential to fundamentally change the economics of lignin degradation” says Ronald Sederoff a plant geneticist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh If researchers can add the same self-destructing lignin to agricultural plants such as corn and energy crops such as switchgrass—an effort already under way—that could open the spigots for cellulosic ethanol made from plant waste rather than food The US Department of Energy has backed a number of cellulosic ethanol producers and in 2007 it forecast that by this year they would be making more than 6 billion liters of cellulosic ethanol Yet this year’s actual production is expected to be just 1% of that volume The problem is the lignin More than two-thirds of plant matter consists of cellulose and hemicellulose fibers both made up of long chains of glucose and other sugar molecules Much of the rest is the lignin that wedges between the other fibers and glues them together providing rigidity and preventing pathogens from lunching on the sugary materials To remove that glue engineers typically heat biomass to 170°C for several hours in the presence of sodium hydroxide or other alkaline compounds that break lignin apart This “pretreatment” accounts for between one-quarter and one-third of the cost of making cellulosic ethanol says Bruce Dale a chemical engineer and biomass pretreatment expert at Michigan State University in East Lansing Plant biologists have tried for decades to work around their troubles with lignin One early approach decreased the expression of plants’ lignin-producing genes But that backfired as the plants either wound up with stunted growth or keeled over when hit with a gust of wind “Plants really need lignin” says John Ralph a plant biochemist at the University of Wisconsin Madison Among the strategies for dealing with lignin numerous teams have tried altering the chemicals that make up lignin Although the structure of lignin varies from species to species most plants assemble it from three main building blocks called coniferyl alcohol (CA) sinapyl alcohol (SA) and p-coumaryl alcohol producing chains abbreviated G lignin S lignin and H lignin respectively Several teams have manipulated plant genes to change the proportions of building blocks hoping to create a lignin that degrades more easily Researchers led by Clint Chapple of Purdue University reported in Nature last month for example that plants engineered to produce only H lignin wound up dwarfed but knocking out certain regulatory genes enabled them to grow to a near-normal size H lignins give up their sugars with less pretreatment but the chemical bonds between the remaining lignin molecules are still hard to break Ralph and his colleagues opted for another path Instead of altering the proportions of lignin building blocks they added a new one—ferulic acid (FA)—that pairs up with CA and SA building blocks These pairs then form bonds with their neighbors that are easier for chemists to break (A few plants naturally use these FA-contianing pairs in making lignins that serve as plant defense compounds Ralph says) They hoped that by introducing paired building blocks throughout the lignin they could later “unzip” the lignin’s structure during pretreatment The feat took several years to pull off Ralph’s team had to isolate the genes for the synthesis of FA-containing building blocks insert them into plants show that the plants could make the compounds send them to the cell walls and incorporate them into lignins But online today in Science Ralph and his colleagues report that they’ve now produced “zip-lignins” in young poplar trees The plants appear healthy and show every sign of normal growth in the greenhouse But when ground up and subjected to a mild base at 100°C the lignins readily fall apart releasing twice as many sugars as their wild-type kin do under the same conditions “It’s the most promising method of changing lignin that I’ve seen so far” Sederoff says Ralph says his team is already working to insert zip-lignins into corn plants If the effort succeeds it could save cellulosic biofuel companies serious cash and may even propel them to profitability Dale says It could also spawn a new generation of biorefineries that convert plant cellulose into plastics and other industrial materials But Dale and others caution that it could take a decade or more Any newly engineered plants and trees must still be field-tested to show that they grow normally and aren’t more susceptible to pests among other things Then researchers must also show that they pass economic muster in pilot-scale and demonstration biorefineries But if the strategy works biofuel-makers may finally find a way out of the glue that has trapped them for decades They also performed better on a reading comprehension test – a section from the Graduate Record Examination,R.Shimla | Published: May 30

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