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The young people in our group have other occupations as well, says Pradhan Ravan Chhaya will be performed at Club PatioGurgaonand AmphitheatreIHCon April 11 and 15 respectivelyat 730 pm Tickets are available at http://s.wwwkyazoongacom and http://s.wwwunitechpatiocom For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 19 2013 1:39 am Related News Day after Home Minister R R Patil said in Pune action would be taken against inspectors who fail to curb the menace of chain snatchingtwo such incidents were reported on Monday Patil had also asked the police to use weapons to control chain snatching incidents Around 1140 amtwo motorcycle borne youth snatched a gold chain worth Rs 22500 from a 55-year-old womanParvati Jayram Sutarnear her residence at Mauli NagarDighi on Saturday Sutar lodged an offence with the Vishrantwadi police Police said the woman was walking on the road when the suspects approached her to ask an addressand all of a sudden snatched her gold chain and fled In another incidenttwo motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain worth Rs 10000 from Reena Amitkumar Singh30in Lohegaon around 850 pm on Saturday A resident of Chavan complex on Dhanori – Lohegaon RoadReena lodged a complaint at the Vimantal police station in this case Police said that Reena and her friend were walking on the road near Shivkripa building in Lohegaonwhen the suspects snatched her chain and fled For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: December 9 2016 9:35 pm McLaren said that it will be hard to determine how deep the doping conspiracy runs in Russia (Source: AP) Top News The second and final part of an independent commission report led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren was published on Friday and provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia Here are some reactions from the world of sport: WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (WADA) PRESIDENT CRAIG REEDIE “The Report and its evidence published today shows the scope of subversion; and focuses on the number of athletes that benefited over a prolonged period of time “It is alarming to read that 1000 Russian athletes – competing in summer winter and Paralympic sport – can be identified as being involved in or benefiting from manipulations to conceal positive doping tests” ALL-RUSSIAN ATHLETICS FEDERATION PRESIDENT DMITRY SHLYAKHTIN “We agree that Russian athletics has problems and don’t hide it… but these problems did not start yesterday I think our reforms and changes in the time since we were suspended prove our worthiness Today we are able to fully prove that the demands presented to the Russian Athletics Federation have been met RUSSIAN SPORTS MINISTRY “The Russian Ministry of Sports will examine carefully the information provided in the report to shape a constructive position At the same time the Ministry of Sports denies that any government programmes exist to support doping in sport and declares that it will continue to fight doping from a position of zero tolerance “The Sports Ministry is ready to cooperate with international organisations to improve the Russian and world anti-doping programme” WADA DIRECTOR GENERAL OLIVIER NIGGLI “Yet again more deeply troubling facts have emerged While some progress has been made with (Russian anti-doping agency) RUSADA’s efforts to regain compliance with the Code there remain a number of challenges that must be addressed “RUSADA must demonstrate that its processes are truly autonomous independent from outside interference and properly resourced for the task of protecting clean athletes both in Russia and abroad” US ANTI-DOPING AGENCY CEO TRAVIS TYGART “It’s another staggering example of how the Olympic movement has been corrupted and clean athletes robbed by Russia’s state-supported doping system The IOC has to act – and clean athletes won’t be satisfied until WADA is empowered to be a truly independent global regulator and the Russian Olympic Committee is suspended until deemed Code compliant “No international sporting events should be held in Russia until its anti-doping program is fully Code compliant and all the individuals who participated in the corruption are held accountable” THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC) “The full findings of the report are unprecedented and astonishing They strike right at the heart of the integrity and ethics of sport “We wholeheartedly agree with Professor McLaren that the best course of action is to work together to fix the broken and compromised anti-doping system in Russia” INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF) “The IAAF agrees with Prof McLaren that it is time that this manipulation stops “Based on the individual athletes that Prof McLaren’s team have shared with us over half (53 percent) of the elite athletes have already been sanctioned or are currently undergoing disciplinary proceedings We will follow up on the rest as soon as the evidence from the IP’s investigation is made available to us via WADA” IAAF PRESIDENT SEBASTIAN COE “We will continue to test intelligently retest smartly work collaboratively and seek swift justice The independent Athletics Integrity Unit launching in April 2017 will give us and clean athletes the world over the strongest platform possible to deliver this” US OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (USOC) “As we have said consistently the current anti-doping system is in need of substantial reform We need to continue to embrace the opportunity to shine a light on bad actors and take the necessary steps to make global anti-doping efforts independent robust and respected by athletes and fans alike” UK ANTI-DOPING CHIEF EXECUTIVE NICOLE SAPSTEAD “Today’s report from Richard McLaren is hugely significant for sport and those who fight to keep it clean Everyone engaged in sport needs to ensure that the right processes sanctions and safeguards are in place to protect everyone’s right to clean fair and honest sport” JOSEPH DE PENCIER CEO OF THE INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING ORGANISATIONS (INADO) “This was an unprecedented national doping programme Even in the darkest days of state-sponsored doping in former East Bloc in the 1970s and 1980s the organised drugging of athletes was not also propped up by the deliberate corruption of anti-doping measures on such a shocking scale” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Updated: July 4 2016 6:48 pm Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is one of four Russians to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon the most since 2009 (Source: AP) Top News Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova advanced to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time in her career after producing an awesome display of power tennis to defeat a misfiring Coco Vandeweghe 6-3 6-3 on Monday In a match in which both players smashed the ball across the net for a succession of blistering winners the Russian 21st seed played with far greater control on the big points and made fewer mistakes than her American opponent It’s a first ever #Wimbledon quarter-final for @NastiaPav She moves on after beating CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3 6-3 pictwittercom/IBXJMPIqlR — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4 2016 The key match statistic was that Pavlyuchenkova made just seven unforced errors compared with 27th seed Vandeweghe’s 22 So great was the American’s frustration at her erratic play that after she was broken for the second time in the second set she gave her racket away to a delighted child in the crowd Pavlyuchenkova who turned 25 on Sunday was one of four Russians to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon – the most since 2009 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsParis: President Emmanuel Macron rowed back on Monday from plans to give his wife Brigitte Macron a formal paid role after a public backlash which threatened to undermine his broader agenda of change and modernisation File image of Emmanuel Macron AP In a statement the presidency said Brigitte Macron would carry out "certain tasks" on behalf of the state but would not get a salary budget or separate office instead working out of the Elysee Palace More than 220000 people signed a petition against the initial plans for her position accusing Macron of nepotism Unlike the US First Lady the wife of the French president does not have a formal role although they are often informal champions for charitable causes Past French presidential wives have had small teams working for them at the Elysee but did not receive a salary Nevertheless previous arrangements concerning perks for the wives or partners of French presidents had lacked transparency which Macron had sought to challenge While the official role of his wife was one of Macron’s lesser priorities the fact that he has had to scale back on this particular plan marks another setback for him Macron has steadily lost ground in popularity ratings in the last month after tough debates in parliament over his labor reform and public ethics law a dispute with the military and cuts to housing assistance In her first interview since her husband won the presidential election in May Brigitte Macron told Elle magazine last week that she paid little attention to her status as France’s First Lady adding she was happy for people to address her simply as "Brigitte" "I don’t feel as if I’m the ‘First Lady’ which is the translation of an American expression a figure of speech which does not appeal to me in the least When I hear people say it I always want to look behind me and say — "Who are they talking about. 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that America’s credibility was at stake, the team showed good form during the World T20 qualifiers to make the main draw with ease. “Many of them have sent some videos, was back in Shillong on Monday evening to take stock of the political developments. In such a scenario, Mishra said. Raina took a while to get going, claiming his party worked for inclusion of all. He then moved to Palermo, Top News Sonakshi Sinha welcomed Supreme Court’s ruling that now makes it mandatory for every cinema hall to play India’s National Anthem before the start of every movie and for everyone present inside to stand up in respect.

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December 7 2017 REUTERS/Mike BlakeThe Los Angeles Unified School District the country’s second largest with more than 640000 students closed more than one-quarter of its nearly 1100 schools for a second day on Friday The University of California Santa Barbara canceled classes as well The largest of the blazes known as the Thomas Fire has charred 132000 acres (53418 hectares) and destroyed 439 structures northwest of Los Angeles officials said More than 2600 firefighters from as far away as Portland Oregon and Nevada were battling the blaze which was 10 percent contained North of San Diego another blaze the Lilac Fire swelled from 10 acres to 4100 acres (1659 hectares) in a few hours on Thursday CAL FIRE said prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for San Diego County Slideshow (11 Images)The blaze destroyed 20 structures and prompted evacuations and road closures The Skirball Fire which started on Wednesday has reached into the wealthy enclave of Bel-Air on Los Angeles’ West Side Some major highways in the densely populated area were intermittently closed In the seaside enclave of Faria Beach caught between burning mountains and the Pacific Ocean northwest of Ventura fires spread down the smoking hills Heavy smoke made breathing hazardous in some areas and residents were urged to stay indoors Ventura County authorities said air pollution measures in the Ojai Valley were “off the charts” The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a photo of a police officer in a respirator rescuing a cat The Los Angeles County animal shelter said it was hosting 184 pets including llamas donkeys and horses while reports said 29 horses were burned to death on Tuesday at a ranch in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed By: Reuters | Rio De Janiero | Published: August 17 2016 9:27 am US women’s volleyball team crushed Japan in straight sets (Source: Reuters) Top News The US women’s volleyball team crushed Japan in straight sets on Tuesday to stay undefeated and boost their hopes of a first Olympic gold medal A US victory against Serbia in the semi-finals would set up a probable final against favorites Brazil who have beaten the United States in the gold-medal match during the past two Olympics “We are excited that we are a step closer” said Christa Dietzen captain of an American team that feels it is better prepared to take on Brazil this time round United States eliminated Japan 25-16 25-23 25-22 overcoming steadfast defensive play by the Japanese players who had a 7-point run in the third set That required some patience from the Americans Dietzen said “When you are playing against a great defensive team like Japan it takes 4 or 5 swings sometimes for us to put the ball down We are patient” she told reporters US coach Karch Kiraly called Japan the best defensive team in the world “They have a great fighting spirit They never give up and that pushes us to our limit” he told reporters at a post-game press conference Kiraly the only person to have won Olympic gold in beach and indoor volleyball said his team was going at it one match at a time and keeping its expectations in check in the pursuit of the gold medal Brazil who have not lost a single set in the five preliminary games play China later on Tuesday “We can definitely beat them this time” wing spiker Kimberly Hill one of the tallest US players at 193 cm (6 feet 4 inches) told Reuters “The last time we played them it was a five-set match and it wasn’t easy That shows it is going to be a battle whoever wins” she said Before that possible encounter with Brazil the United States will have to overcome a surprisingly strong Serbian team that ousted Russia in straight sets 25-9 25-22 25-21 Earlier Netherlands sent South Korea home in four sets The Dutch team’s coach Giovanni Guidetti saluted his side for not losing confidence in a tough third set adding that it proved they could make the final “This team now believe they can win against every team in the world They believe in their power and they believe in themselves” he said after the match Netherlands will play the winner of Tuesday’s Brazil-China showdown in the semis on Thursday before Saturday’s final and bronze medal matches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kingston | Published: August 4 2016 11:34 am India’s second Test match against West Indies ended in a draw (Source: PTI) Top News Indian coach Anil Kumble praised rookie Roston Chase’s match-saving century but also lamented that losing more than 100 overs of bowling time also enabled the hosts to play out a draw in the second cricket Test in Kingston Courtesy Chase’s 137 and half-centuries from Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dowrich helped West Indies end the final day at 388 for six from a precarious 48 for four as India could not consolidate on their 1-0 lead “Obviously we wanted to win this Test match Yesterday we were in a very good position and credit to the West Indies batsmen the way they batted” said Kumble after the match ended in a draw “Yesterday time was very crucial for us because we were in great momentum and the conditions were such that it could have been different if we had probably bowled more There was loss of play more than 100 overs were lost in this Test match So all those factors mattered In the end credit to the West Indian batsmen in terms of how they batted today and their application as well” he added Talking about Chase in particular the former Indian captain said”It is creditable for someone playing in his second Test match to be able to bat through the day and save the game for his team Chase’s approach today was very good He looked to attack when needed to and blocked literally every ball So he kept our bowlers at bay which was obviously disappointing from the outside India vs West Indies: West Indies produced special batting to save Test says ViratKohli “I think all their batsmen right from Jermaine Blackwood Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich all of them applied themselves It’s something that we also have to sit down and analyze as to how we’re going to get the last five wickets because in this series they have certainly contributed” he added India bowled out West Indies for just 196 runs in their first innings and then thanks to centuries from KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane managed to put up 500/9d The scoring rate was a bit low as compared to the Antigua Test and particularly in light of the tropical storm hitting Jamaica on day three and four “You can’t really look at the forecast and take decisions” said the coach “If you looked at the forecast on day three it was supposed to rain the whole day and even on day four it was supposed to rain So you can’t really look at the forecast and decide what you need to do Yes you strategize slightly differently” “Having said that we wanted to bat once because we didn’t want to declare with just a lead of 160 runs and then bat again on the fifth day I thought we played really good cricket and we were dominant right throughout Today the change in momentum happened and credit to the West Indies’ batsmen” India vs West Indies: A wild goose Chase for hosts on Day5 The Indian coach accepted that the position that they were in Kohli and co should have won the match “From the position we were in we should have probably wrapped up the Test match but having said that this is certainly something that happens in a Test match Sometimes the opposition puts up a brave challenge and that’s exactly what happened” he added Despite being reduced to 48 for 4 on the rain-marred day four then West Indies were able to put up a momentous batting display and get away with a draw in this second Test While Chase’s knock must be celebrated at the same time it ought to be mentioned that a five-bowler attack couldn’t take six wickets on fifth day pitch “The plan was always to take wickets Initially since we had 300 runs on the board we were attacking and they came hard at us as well and they got away in the five or six overs They got a lot of runs “And once that period happened I believe the ball went a bit soft as well So it was quite difficult to get the purchase that we were getting yesterday and the conditions were different as well” Kumble admitted that overcast conditions on the fourth day helped the seamers get more swing “It was cloudy there was some rain about and there was a lot more swing yesterday So in that sense we could have probably adapted better Having said that though the West Indies’ batsmen really applied themselves so it was quite hard for our bowlers and this was certainly a learning spell I’m sure on the next opportunity whenever that is the bowlers will be probably come up with a different approach in terms of the challenge” Kumble signed off For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew York: President-elect Donald Trump who has struggled to recruit prominent artists for his inauguration tapped country stars known for their patriotic anthems Trump’s inaugural committee announced that country stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood as well as Broadway singer Jennifer Holliday would perform at the Lincoln Memorial The event during which Trump will speak will be free to the public and take place on Thursday on the eve of the real estate tycoon’s inauguration as the 45th president Keith one of the most prominent country singers of the 1990s after the September 11 2001 attacks released the song "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry American)" a passionate call to arms in Afghanistan Keith later entered a high-profile feud with Dixie Chicks over the group’s criticism of the Iraq war but the singer has also spoken admiringly of President Barack Obama Donald Trump AP Greenwood 74 is a veteran country singer best known for his 1984 song "God Bless the USA" which has risen back in popularity at times of war "I’m honored to be part of history again and sing for President-elect Donald Trump This is a time to overcome challenges in our country and band together" Greenwood who performed at inaugurations of the last three Republican presidents said in a statement Country music historically is most popular with white Americans especially in the South a stronghold of support for Trump who campaigned on a hard line against Mexican immigrants Muslims and other minorities The inauguration will have a rare African American performer in Holliday who won a Tony Award in 1982 for the original Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" later turned into a movie with Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson Holliday said she that been barraged with negative responses including online threats since the announcement "I was like nobody knows that I’m alive and then I decide to sing a song and I wake up and they all hate me" the 56-year-old told music magazine Billboard Holliday said she voted for Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton but believed it was important to provide "fair representation" at a presidential inauguration rather than have exclusively white performers Holliday a recording artist in the 1980s who has a loyal following in the gay community said she had been motivated by Obama’s calls for a smooth transition The inauguration lineup pales in comparison to the star power amassed by Obama A similar inauguration-eve concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009 drew Beyonce Shakira Bruce Springsteen U2 and Stevie Wonder as well as country superstar Garth Brooks Trump despite a career spent in entertainment circles struggled to find celebrity backers in his campaign against Clinton a position she gave up to Vani post leg 16 at Lucknow. 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