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California: It wasn’t exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal sales of recreational marijuana,they got the copy, said Ashok Goelone of Monikas relatives The family members had also protested at the Sector 19 police station on Thursdaysaying that the police should take the case seriously The officials assured them that Station House Officer Harjit Kaur would personally handle the case now For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express AppSeoul: The US Forces Korea (USFK) on Tuesday said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system which was deployed last week in South Korea is "operational" Xinhua news agency quoted USFK spokesperson Rob Manning as saying that the "THAAD system is operational" and has the ability to "intercept missiles" from North Korea and "defend" the South Representational image AP On 26 April about 20 US trucks and trailers carried part of THAAD elements including radar to a golf course at Soseong-ri village in South Gyeongsang province The golf course was designated as the THAAD site The installed elements include two mobile launchers an AN/TPY-2 radar and other equipments A THAAD battery is composed of six mobile launchers 48 interceptors the radar and the fire and control unit The missile system has been strongly opposed by regional nations such as China and Russia as it breaks strategic balance in the region Following the unexpected deployment protests were staged by the general public residents and politicians across South Korea Residents and peace activists who had been on the guard right beside the entrance road tussled with police on Sunday to block two US oil tankers attempting to enter the golf course Two residents from Seongju and Gimcheon were detained and two injured during the tussle Gimcheon is a city bordering Seongju county which directly faces the super microwave-emitting radar The protesters on Monday blocked about 30 police buses attempting to pass the entrance road as they saw the higher-than-usual number of the buses as a sign of preparing for another attempt to allow additional THAAD elements be transported to the golf course The residents and peace activists have continued to hold protest rallies at the Soseong-ri village every day taking turns in standing sentry Three Won Buddhist monks began a hunger strike at the Gwanghwamun square in Seoul a day after the deployment of part of the THAAD elements The Won Buddhist holy ground is located near the THAAD site Many religious figures including priests pastors and Buddhist monks joined the protest rally Paris:Neymar starred from beginning to end on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain scoring twice in a 6-2 thumping of Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday The Brazilian superstar had a hand in everything else his new side did at the Parc des Princes as they recovered from the shock of falling behind early on to a Max Gradel goal Paris Saint-Germains Neymar celebrates scoring their sixth goal Reuters Neymar got the equaliser and the 222 million man later completed the rout in stunning style after further goals from Adrien Rabiot an Edinson Cavani penalty Javier Pastore and Layvin Kurzawa Marco Verratti was sent off for PSG midway through the second half and Toulouse at one point came back to 3-2 but they were ultimately blown away by the world’s most expensive player "I feel very happy and relaxed I feel at home I am adapting as quickly as possible I am getting better physically and I can still improve yet" the 25-year-old said ominously after the game It was PSG’s third win in as many league outings this season and they join reigning champions Monaco and Saint-Etienne in having the maximum nine points to their name Saint-Etienne visit the French capital next Friday and will be dreading the prospect after this latest exhibition from PSG’s new superstar Neymar had a part in all of his side’s goals in last week’s 3-0 win at Guingamp scoring one in his first game in French football since his stunning world-record transfer and he was again at the centre of everything here Gradel making his first appearance for Toulouse on loan from Bournemouth volleyed the away side in front in the 18th minute but Neymar had already seen a shot strike the top of the bar before that The Brazilian then saw a header tipped onto the post by Alban Lafont before he equalised just after the half-hour setting up Rabiot for a shot that was pushed out by the away goalkeeper before following in to convert the loose ball The same duo combined as PSG went in front Rabiot playing a one-two with Neymar before beating Lafont with a low strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards ‘Class’ The second half was quieter before coming to life after Verratti was harshly shown a second yellow for catching Christopher Jullien in the Toulouse area in the 69th minute Soon after the referee gave a harsh decision the other way awarding a penalty for a foul on Neymar when Toulouse striker Andy Delort appeared to play the ball Cavani scored from the spot the goal his 11th in his last 11 Ligue 1 games but Toulouse quickly pulled another one back when the giant Jullien headed in from a corner with 12 minutes left to make it 3-2 Yet there was to be no grandstand finish from the visitors as instead substitute Pastore — the man who has lost his place to accommodate Neymar — curled in a superb fourth Neymar’s corner was headed in by Kurzawa But Neymar had to have the last word and somehow engineered himself space in the area in stoppage time before finishing to make it 6-2 and bring the Parc des Princes crowd to its feet "If I forget the fact I am the Toulouse coach it is good for football to see that kind of class" said opposition boss Pascal Dupraz Elsewhere on Sunday Marcelo Bielsa suffered a second straight loss as Lille coach in a disappointing 2-0 home defeat against Caen while Marseille were frustrated by Angers in a 1-1 draw at the Velodrome Radamel Falcao struck his fifth goal in three games on Friday to give Monaco a 1-0 win at Metz while Saint-Etienne beat newcomers Amiens 3-0 on Saturday When the caravan made its way from Ranchi’s Harivansh Tana Bhagat indoor stadium into the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi to kick-start the ninth week of the 12-week-long tournament neither were there clear favourites nor confirmed eliminations This was not be the case anymore as the fogginess around the table cleared at the end of the ninth week that saw the home team Dabang Delhi falling for the home curse and the eliminators door opening a tad bit wider for a few teams in the bottom half of both zones With just three more weeks of league action here’s a list of takeaways from an action-packed Delhi leg: The home curse continues to loom large It was a disappointing home leg for the Dabang Delhi team which lost all six games Image Courtesy: PKL official website The only common thread between the nine weeks of action so far has been the horrendous form of the home teams barring Gujarat Fortunegiants who remained unbeaten and Patna Pirates who won four out of their six matches With the Haryana Steelers Bengaluru Bulls U Mumba and Bengal Warriors winning just two out of six matches and UP Yoddha managing a solitary win and a tie the home curse seemed to be spreading faster with every passing week Till the Delhi leg happened Telugu Titans had the misfortune of being the worst performing team on the home leg when they lost five out of their six home games Then Dabang Delhi had one of their worst ever runs in Pro Kabaddi League across all seasons They were outplayed and outclassed by every team and managed just a solitary point from a possible 30 Delhi couldn’t win a single match on their home turf and continued to languish in the bottom of the Zone A table with a nine match winless streak The form of Dabang Delhi has always been sketchy across the previous four seasons but the team took a major hit this season with a point difference of a whopping -109 points telling the story of the Delhi team in the Pro Kabaddi League season 5 Teams decide not to share points One other commonality from Week 1 in Hyderabad to Week 8 in Ranchi has been the number of ties that happened across all the legs No team could relax even a bit as there were instances of teams being forced to embrace a defeat after enjoying a strong lead in the first half and clinching victories from the brink of certain defeat Since the opening week in Hyderabad every leg has seen an encounter that saw teams share the spoils Though the fans of Delhi were part of some thrilling encounters that saw 6 out of the 11 matches ending with less than five points separating both the teams they failed to witness a single drawn encounter that had become the norm in Season 5 of Pro Kabaddi league Telugu Titans- A tale of too little too late The Telugu Titans have shown a semblance of their capabilities late into the tournament Image courtesy: PKL official website The Rahul Chaudhari-led team from Hyderabad kick-started the Season 5 with a win and have faltered ever since in every leg The Telugu Titans came into the Delhi leg with just four wins in their 17 matches and a spot in the knock-out stages being a distant dream The team that had finished second in the points table in Season 2 and 4 of PKL were one of the major gainers from the Delhi leg Though the team did have their moments in this year’s PKL it became a rarity and came few and far in between The team didn’t live up to its billing and were slowly sinking into oblivion in the 2017 installment till the team rallied around its captain Rahul Chaudhari to bring a semblance of resurgence to their flagging fortunes But would this upswing result in result in something substantial for the Telugu Titans depends on them continuing their winning form in their three remaining matches and a lot of other results going their way A place in the eliminators might be a pipe dream for the Telugu Titans now but there certainly seems to be a flicker of light that has started to shine at the end Will theleaders stay on top till late October Zone A is now led by the newcomers Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants who have played 18 and 16 games respectively However Puneri Paltan are strong contenders for the top spot just 12 points away and having played six games lesser than the table toppers Though the Season 1 champions Jaipur Pink Panthers still stand a chance to make it to the knock-outs their present form and persisting injury woes makes it a long shot for the Manjeet Chhillar-led team After a shaky start to this edition the impressive comeback of Season 2 champions U Mumba makes them the other major contender from Zone A who have a foot firmly in the door The biggest concern for the Anup Kumar-led team will be the lack of matches and their qualification hinging on the results of the other teams in a zone that is rightly referred to be the zone of death Zone B seems to be much more settled with defending champions Patna Pirates Bengal Warriors having cleared their paths to the knock-out stages with four matches to go The third place is now being held by the UP Yoddha and they might just hold on to that unless Tamil Thalaivas continue their new-found ability to win the crucial moments or the Telugu Titans pull off something miraculous Tamil Thalaivas – Peaking at the right time The resurgent Tamil Thalaivas side Image courtesy: PKL official website Prior to the Delhi leg Tamil Thalaivas a predominantly young team managed just two wins out of their eleven games and were at the bottom of a table that had the likes of Bengaluru Bulls and Telugu Titans who were themselves battling with a torrid season With 16 out of the 25 players in their squad being first-timers in the PKL the team from Tamil Nadu were burdened by the patchy form of their captain and marquee player Ajay Thakur and the lack of experience of the young team to finish off close matches Barring a single match where Tamil Thalaivas lost by a 11-point margin every encounter has been a closely fought one with the point deficit not exceeding five points They seemed to not be able to make the final push that would see the team first across the finish line However the team from Tamil Nadu where the sport of Kabaddi is said to have originated have learnt from their past mistakes and worked on this exact issue The team has started to rally around Ajay Thakur who has now regained his form and has led his team from the front Thakur and the young raider Prapanjan have been the architects of those Tamil Thalaivas wins in the thrilling matches in Delhi With nine matches left to play and considering the new-found ability of the Thalaivas to finish on the right side of a close match they seem to now have a solid chance in qualifying for the knock-out stages The tournament seems to have just started for the Thalaivas and a lot of other things has to work in favour of the new-comers to facilitate their hopes of reaching the business end of the season With the team now moving on to home turf it would be interesting to see if the Tamil Thalaivas continue their resurgent run and break the home jinx or succumb to the pressure of performing in front of a spirited home crowd Written by Vishal Menon | New Delhi | Updated: February 25 2017 9:56 am In the ODI series Shubman Gill scored 350 runs in four Under-19 games Top News SHUBMAN GILL was barely 10 but he remembers the dropped jaw that had exaggerated the broad and toothy smile on his face It was 2010 and the IPL season was in full swing Standing at the PCA Ground in Mohali he pinched himself when he saw Sachin Tendulkar arrive in his shiny blue Mumbai Indians jersey for the customary pre-match practice session Being the ball boy gave Shubman access to the whole gamut of IPL players But the star-struck youngster’s gaze was fixed intently at one man As Sachin finished his stint at the nets and started his walk back to the pavilion Shubman could not hide his excitement anymore He would dart across and fall at the maestro’s feet Taken aback by the young boy’s gesture Sachin takes him by the arm and tells him: “Mera pair kyon chhoo rahe ho… pair chhoona hain toh sirf apne parents ka” There is a tinge of embarrassment when Shubman recalls that incident now “What can I say… meeting Sachin was like a dream come true for me” he quips rather sheepishly Like most other youngsters of his age it’s no surprise that it was Sachin Tendulkar who had shaped the cricketing aspirations of the lad from Punjab’s Ferozpur district Sachin’s posters adorned the walls of his room in Mohali from the time he could remember There were days when he would pose in front of the mirror in a similar batting stance and practise those cover drives for hours together Since that fan moment Shubman has gone from strength to strength amassing runs in junior cricket with the same unbridled glee in which he had first sighted his idol The cricketing world would get a fleeting glimpse of the tall batsman in the recent ODI series against England’s U-19 side in Nagpur when he racked up over 350 runs in four games He notched up two big hundreds — an unbeaten 138 followed by 160 to steer India colts to emphatic back-to-back wins The sequence of consistent performances in the series has now earned him a place in Punjab’s squad for the premier 50-over domestic tournament — the Vijay Hazare Trophy Shubman like countless other budding cricketers got ample support from his cricket-crazy father Lakhwinder a landowner in Ferozpur He quickly sensed his younger son’s insatiable passion for the game “Bachpan se use cricket ka shauk tha Woh Sachin ko TV mein bat karte dekhkar bahut khush ho jata tha Usko aur bachchon ki tarah khilone pasand nahi the Woh sirf ek bat aur ball se khush rehta tha” Lakhwinder reminisces Eager that his younger son’s burgeoning cricketing aspirations take shape he got Shubman enrolled at the tender age of 8 at the Mohali Cricket Association a much sought-after cricketing nursery adjacent to the PCA stadium This was a decision that would change Shubman’s life forever Mohali a bustling suburb was a throwback to the quaint almost laid-back life witnessed hitherto in Ferozpur “Mere saath mere mummy-paapa aur didi bhi Mohali shift ho gaye” Shubman says It was at the Mohali Cricket Association where Shubman honed his skills and made heads turn with his impressive batsmanship At the age of 11 exactly three years after joining the Mohali academy Shubman was selected to play for Punjab’s U-16 district-level two-day games He finished as the highest run-scorer that year with 330 runs from five games But he would not be selected the following year as the selectors felt he was too young to feature at the U-16 level The next year he progressed to playing U-14 cricket and then in 2013 would represent Punjab in the prestigious Vijay Merchant U-16 tournament That was when Shubman showcased his full potential He would accrue over 1000 runs from just seven games and also score a double hundred “That was a very satisfying tournament for me I was just 14 and playing with guys who were 2-3 years older to me Despite that I had managed to score over 1000 runs” he gushes The mountain of runs in junior cricket helped him earn a stint at the NCA This would help him in his ascent even more as he got tips from the likes of WV Raman and Amol Muzumdar The Dravid factor The constant batting appraisals at the NCA from the likes of Raman and Mazumdar notwithstanding Shubman would perhaps get the biggest attestation about his batting from his U-19 coach Rahul Dravid It was under him that Shubman would find his verve and regain his insatiable appetite to score big hundreds After scoring four fifties in five games at the junior Asia Cup Shubman would get dismissed for two below par scores in the opening two games of the U-19 ODI series against England Shubman looked in decent touch but somehow that big three-figure score eluded him On the eve of the third game Dravid walked up to one of his brightest wards put an arm around his shoulders and said: “Whenever you get a start make sure you make it count Whenever you go out to play make sure you come back without any regret You will be opening the innings for tomorrow’s game” These were the words from the coach If anything Shubman was only delighted to be back as an opener a role he has donned with flair since his youth cricket days He would repay Dravid’s faith by knocking two consecutive centuries in the following ODIs further illustrating his rising graph “I’m a naturally a very aggressive batsman and like to dominate the bowling Rahul sir’s words that day helped me immensely He is not the kind of person who would tinker with your technique too much Instead he helps me mentally” Shubman addsThe opener is highly impressed by Dravid and says the former India skipper exudes a cool demeanour off the field “Yes he is stern on match days and during practice sessions But during our off days he is really cool He would come to our rooms and would try his hand at Playstation” he explains Despite the impressive start Shubman is not looking too far ahead At the moment he only wants to take his rich vein of form into the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy He is also a tad excited at the prospect of sharing the dressing room with veterans like Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh That apart he has set a target for himself “I want to play Ranji cricket for Punjab this year That’s my aim Let’s see how it goes” he signs off Vijay Hazare Grouping Group A: Assam Baroda Haryana Odisha Punjab Railways Vidarbha; Group B: Delhi Himachal Pradesh Kerala Maharashtra Tamil Nadu Tripura Uttar Pradesh; Group C: Andhra Bengal Goa Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Mumbai Rajasthan; Group D: Chhattisgrah Hyderabad Jammu & Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Saurashtra Services For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: July 14 2009 11:05 pm Related News Twenty five years agoa lower middle class family imposed itself on us and demandedcommanded our attention Basesar Ram and Bhagwantitheir four children – two boys and two girls Dadaji and Dadi were Hum Logan everyday urban householdlow on incomewith middling ambitions and high family loyalties At the end of each episodethespian Ashok Kumar discussed issues raised within the 25-minute soap and we were expected to think about what had happened Imagine It was our first full-fledged soap opera and perhaps the only one created to educate more than it entertained Like all its successorsit began wellfaltered in between and ended long after it ought to have It was a small budgetno frillsslow-paced production that belonged to the 1950s-60s rather than 1984 It had that old world feel to it Ituniquelypossessed the qualities of its characters: It dragged rather like Bhagwanti did her tired feetit sank into a stupor with Basesar Ram after a few drinksit was earnest like do-gooder Badkiinnocent like the young son Nanhedirectionless as first born Lallu but bold as aspiring actress Majhli and as ambitious as doctor-to-be Chutki Holding everything and everyone together were Dadaji and Dadi We the people who watched Hum Logstill remember them as if its 9 pm and time to tune into their lives once more CuriouslyTV soap is returning to middle class livestrying to educate usmake us think about matters rather more serious than the shape of a bindithe style of blouse Aapki Antara (Zee) epitomises this effort; it deals with a middle class family coming to terms with a young daughter who is autistic The pace has been as painfully slow as the realisation of her condition but its told without histrionicsflourishes or musical excesses Its that unusual and rare creature: a sensitive portrayal of a sensitive subject This is not a lesson in clinical psychology but a human drama and you want to return to watch the next episode Antara is of course the cynosure of our eyes but the parentsespecially the fatherare played with great restraint BBC Entertainment telecast a filmAfter Thomas a fortnight agowhich dealt with an autistic boy and Thomasthe dog who rescues him from his condition Aapki Antara is cast in the same mould Will viewers watch Aapki Antara The fear that realism and simplicity dont grab eyeballs has compelled others with very well meaning themes to dress them up as costume dramas Balika Vadhu (Colors) is now dealing with the remarriage of young widow Sugna who is also pregnant The confrontation at the ceremony between the bridegroom and his family is typical of saas-bahus The music is high octave and after the delivery of each sentencethe camera is arrested in a close-up of each character where it remains until the next utterance Balika is acquiring more frills than is necessary; its beginning to drown in tears and along with it all the good it has been doing for female emancipation The problem of excess is overwhelming even those serials which set out to do no more than entertain The enjoyable Bhaskar Bharati (Sony) is becoming a victim of Bharatis facial tics never has a face changed so many expressions in fewer seconds Its also being done in by the music too loudtoo longtoo much So farRakhi Sawantknown for her showmanshiphas avoided those pitfalls in her Swayamvar (NDTV imagine) Shes kept the melo out of the drama and allows the (many) men in her life to enjoy centre stage So the hunt for her husband is still keen and were still interested For those who want more of the Rakhi we know betterwatch her later at night in conversation with Ram Kapur where she reveals all [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn Thursday’squarter-final Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka defeated a tearful Juan Martin del Potro the 2009 champion 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 6-3 6-2 to move into the semi-finals and face opponent Kei Nishikori "It was one of my toughest matches mentally and physically Juan Martin’s an incredible player" said Wawrinka Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates winning a point against Juan Martin del Potro at the US Open AP Del Potro the world number 142 and bidding to become the lowest ranked man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in 16 years was out to a 4-1 lead in the first set against Wawrinka The Swiss broke back in the seventh game and although Del Potro whose career was almost derailed by a series of wrist injuries saved two set points in the tiebreaker a rare forehand error gave up the set The Argentine’s bruising recent schedule had seen him claim an Olympic silver medal last month and he used that experience to claim the only break for a 4-3 lead in the second set But the Swiss was looking the fresher as the clock ticked towards and then past 1 am He took the third set 6-3 hitting twice as many muscular winners Wawrinka who had to save a match point in his third round clash with Dan Evans will be playing in a third US Open semi-final in four years Del Potro was a spent force and gave up a double break in the fourth set on his way to defeat but leaving him at least with the compensation of being back in the top 65 after being ranked as low as 1045 in February He was in tears on the eve of the final game before the two men embraced at the net "I can lose the match but I will never forget this It’s bigger than winning any match" said del Potro of the ovation he received "I’m so proud to get that from the crowd because I’ve been doing a big effort to play tennis again" Dinesh Chandimal hit an unbeaten 48 to guide Sri Lanka to a series-levelling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second one-day international in Pallekele on Wednesday Chasing Pakistan’s challenging 287-8 the hosts recovered from 159-5 to post 288-8 with 11 balls to spare in a tense finish to the day-night match Chandimal led the fightback by adding 37 for the sixth wicket with Milinda Siriwardana (26) 52 for the seventh with debutant Sachith Pathirana (33) and 37 for the eighth with Thisara Perera Opener Kusal Perera gave Sri Lanka a rollicking start with a breezy 68 off 25 balls AFP Perera was eighth out when three more runs were needed for victory but Lasith Malinga kept his cool amid mounting tension before Chandimal hit the winning run Pakistan had won the first match in Dambulla by six wickets last Saturday to take the lead in the five-match series Ninth-ranked Pakistan need a series win to stay in contention for a place in the eight-nation Champions Trophy in England in 2017 Sri Lanka currently ranked fifth are assured of taking part in the tournament Opener Kusal Perera gave Sri Lanka a rollicking start with a breezy 68 off 25 balls that included 13 boundaries and two sixes The left-hander raced to 50 off just 17 balls just one delivery short of equalling South African AB de Villiers’ record for the fastest half-century in 16 balls Kusal matched his countryman and idol Sanath Jayasuriya’s feat of a 17-ball 50 as he put on 92 for the first wicket with Tillakaratne Dilshan off just 82 overs Dilshan’s 47 carried Sri Lanka to a commanding 140-1 in the 19th over when Pakistan hit back with four wickets for 19 runs three of them in successive overs in the space of four runs Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews said he was relieved to win after his team’s sloppy catching that let Pakistan off the hook "Both teams made a real game out of it" said Mathews "Kusal and Dilshan gave a really good start but I thought Chandimal was brilliant with the way he pulled it through with the others "Our terrible display of fielding was embarrassing to be honest but we tried to put it behind us when we batted" – ‘Series open’ – Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali said Kusal Perera took the game away from his team at the start "I thought we had a decent total on the board but the first 10 overs were crucial" he said "It was tough to come back after the way Kusal Perera batted but I am proud of my team for fighting back "When we took five wickets we needed to take some more quickly but could not The series is open and I am confident we will come back strongly in the next game" Pakistan’s innings revolved around three half-centuries including a 52 off 38 balls by Mohammad Rizwan towards the end that boosted the total Azhar played a captain’s innings of 79 and senior pro Shoaib Malik made a run-a-ball 51 the pair adding 83 for the fourth wicket after the tourists won the toss and elected to bat But Rizwan stole the show with five boundaries and a six as the tourists plundered 88 runs in the last 10 overs Anwar Ali who put on 56 for the seventh wicket with Rizwan returned unbeaten on 29 off 20 balls The third match will be played at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Sunday AFP By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 11 2016 11:21 pm Top News This opening games of the new National Football League season are expected to be marked by peaceful demonstrations during the US national anthem on Sunday by players trying to draw attention to racial disparities in the country’s justice system San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protests when he refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during preseason games at first choosing to sit on the bench and then later kneeling on one knee in a gesture that has divided fans Other players have followed suit most recently Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall ahead of Thursday’s season opening win against the Carolina Panthers The players have been praised as high-profile allies of the Black Lives Matter movement which grew as a response to a spate of police officers in cities around the country killing unarmed black men About two-thirds of NFL players are black The protests have also provoked anger in some fans who see the gesture as disrespecting the US flag and the country in general Sunday’s 13 games coincide with the 15th anniversary of the attacks by al Qaeda hijackers that brought down the two largest towers of the World Trade Center in New York City The league will play videotaped messages from President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush before each game and a 9/11 decal will be placed on players’ helmets the league said The Seattle Seahawks have said they have decided as a team to stand and interlock their arms during the anthem on Sunday “Progress can and will be made only if we stand together” Doug Baldwin a Seahawks wide receiver said in a video he posted online announcing the team’s decision Kaepernick’s 49ers play their opening game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday evening Obama has defended Kaepernick saying this week the player is exercising a constitutional right and provoking conversation “around some topics that need to be talked about” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 10 2015 11:22 am Dismissing reports that director Mohit Suri has walked out of ‘Aashiqui 3’ Mukesh Bhatt says work in process Related News Dismissing reports that director Mohit Suri has walked out of “Aashiqui 3” over money issues producer Mukesh Bhatt says work on the romantic-drama is inprocess Earlier there were reports that Suri who helmed films like “Aashiqui 2” “Woh Lamhe” “Murder 2” for the Bhatt camp was unhappy with his remuneration He had reportedly parted ways with them when they did not agree to pay what Suri wanted for “Aashiqui 3” When asked about it Mukesh told PTI “Absolutely wrong The reports are baseless He is very much a part of ‘Aashiqui 3’ The work for the film is in process” “Aashiqui 2” starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2013 Mohit’s next film “Ek Villain” produced by Ekta Kapoor also turned out to be blockbuster His last film was Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” produced by the Bhatts For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News

and that an eco-tourism board will also be constituted.Despite the fact that the stadium is located far away from the city, Nodal Officer from state-run JJ Hospital,” Mahale added. incentivise farmers to grow non-cash crops around protected areas and provide them with crop insurance to cover for damage by wildlife.