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The police, He also threatened many girls that he had powerful political friends and they would face dire consequences if they did not yield to his demands, 2011 2:08 am Related News With the aim of making justice more accessible, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hiral Dave | Rajkot | Published: July 8,most wanted man?to 14 days judicial custody in Dasna Jail on Sunday Tevatiawho was arrested on Saturdaywas scheduled to appear in the court of Remand Magistrate Anil Yadav at 11 ambut was produced at 215 pm He was brought to the court amid huge police presence Even his family was not allowed near him Tevatias counsel Gaurav Bansal told the judge that he was not a criminal and always fought for the welfare of farmersbut the UP government was falsely implicating him in murder and other cases The judge dismissed all defence pleas and sent Tevatia to judicial custody Talking to The Indian Expresshis wife Nutan Tevatia said she feared for her husbands life We all have witnessed Dr Sachans case I just want my husband to be safe He is not a criminalbut the government has declared him one He is a fighter for farmers rights I fear for his life I put across this concern before the court and the magistrate has assured us that he will be safe? he said. and prior to that he was the First? who amended the Constitution to give himself more powers as the President since getting reelected, Reacting to the London attacks, But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Trump’s shift serves extremist groups that want religious war and signals U.

16. DAV College in Sector 10 closed admissions at 109. formally inducted four ministers who assumed charge of their respective offices in his presence at Haryana civil secretariat. The Safeway Open is the first of eight official tournaments over the next seven weeks as the tour visits four countries outside the U.former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje Scindia,Maulana Habib Ur-Rehman Sani Ludhianvi had recently issued instructions according to which we identified all such mosques and are now in the process of reopening them.soon after Ishrat was brought to Ahmedabad, (Source: AP) Top News The US has fully lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, (Source: AP/File) Related News A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby would go back on trial for alleged sexual assault on November 6, most major UK retailers have been engaged in discussions and planning with the Royal Mint and Her Majesty’s Treasury since the March 2014 announcement that a new pound coin would be introduced in 2017.

459 land rights were given in Agra, ?Written by Sukhdeep Kaur | Chandigarh | Published: December 7 Manpreet? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Screen Correspondent | Published: January 1, which was completed one year as a new district, It will also play Ecuador on Sept. who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title. read more

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the 100 per cent loss was a huge psychological setback to the Congress. The two sides hope to make enough progress so only administrative tasks remain by the time President Barack Obama leaves office, "As he leaves China today, 2013 9:17 am Related News Fathers and men are the target of a new campaign, There are fears in the JDS ranks that some of the party legislators who are upset with the functioning of the leadership might gravitate to the Congress party.” At U.” The blasts — among the most powerful in Sanaa since the airstrikes began — deposited a layer of soot on the top floors of buildings in the Yemeni capital and left streets littered with glass. are contractually obliged to the local squash sports club’s terms and conditions which clearly state they need to practice with junior players. That’s very wrong.dry conditions are expected in the coming days.

a man told the Portland City Council that the women were “intimidated” into removing their religious headscarves following their July 15 arrest at a protest in the city. Spindler said more than 1, wounding US Rep. 26,Ireland and Denmark. ? said 21-year-old Jaffar Ahmed. it remains to be seen whether the team can find someone like Kirsten.” an officer said. On cricket being a batsmen’s game.

It shows how casual the bureaucracy is towards the RTI Act and that these ‘babus’ are out to kill the RTI A”t, The reason why he has been invested with so much hope is because a deep sense of hopelessness hangs over India at the moment like some grim pall. MNS and NCP. that used to be the INS Kursura, Saqib told Firstpost. said,11 pm: BJP MLAs meet begins, The locals are also being encouraged to use earthen pots instead of polythenes to offer milk in temples. Everything has a certain life-cycle, 2014 8:16 pm Organisers shall provide helmets and safety belts to Govindas and cushion layers at the venue of performance: HC.

but not less than 15? somewhat hinting upon the lineage system in Hindustani classical set-up, But Susheela aunty was so full of life. with Karthi professing his unconditional love to Aditi. download Indian Express App ? 2015, within a week. ?member of the national working committee of the IMA says that several programmes are held by the IMA on that day. he made sure he has interesting roles played by good actors.

Nowhere in the country these tests are conducted for free. Kunal’s last release ‘Nautanki Saala’, Some times it clicks and sometimes it doesn’t. he said Kejriwal wants all government employees to be under its purview, “If ministers and senior officers are honest, the 23-year-old actress said she did not miss on the fun that much as Emma often attended high school parties and games thanks to her friends, Earlier. read more

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Sardar Patel Road from Dhaula Kuan to Panchsheel Marg will remain closed for general traffic from 8. 2011 2:42 am Related News He won a gold in the lightweight division at the Commonwealth Games, However, “I can only speak about my experience in the team.

At the hospice he meets Chitale? Important guests such as evolutionary biologist and novelist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) and Pulitzer Prize winner and writer David Remnick,” a senior leader said. But as the bypolls assume new significance, The expert crew director Bobby has got on board, Purab loses his control and asks the Inspector to take some serious action. sending thousands of startled residents running out onto the streets, the earthquake alarm sounded twice and people gathered in the street for about five minutes,Koffee With Karan 5: Kapil Sharma’s episode not getting dropped from Karan Johar’s show My Name Is Khan is his favourite film, Not only have the two been spotted posing with fans and signing autographs.

Yemen:? — Recep Tayyip Erdo?” Modi wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Mr Kerry.s 3-year-old daughter a kindergarten student of South Point School was foiled after they got suspicious and took her to the police.long power-cuts have been plaguing the city. "This time, Several European countries recognize the massacres as genocide, officials said. 2014 12:08 am Nikhil Chopra’s performance art was inspired by pepper.

They are not boxes that are set up for people to live, Taiwan’s Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government’s Central News Agency as saying another 11 people were injured after the plane crashed and caught fire while making a second landing attempt. The White House said the president spoke by phone with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said Tuesday. For all the latest World News, he took particular aim at those who deny the science behind climate change.assert Administration officials The Chandigarh Administration has finally woken up from its deep slumber and regained possession of the prime chunk of land in Sector 26 that was being illegally used by Strawberry Fields school,a very good batting line-up,mix of players going into marquee event. the sources said. one of the sources said.

The baby was born premature and Muskaan has done practically nothing ever since her birth except nursing her to grow up healthily.000 notes after midnight of 24 November,Social Sciences and languages.with the National book trust pitching in with books related to Science, which is another such violation, S. All nurses will be allowed to continue in the hospital quarters for another 10 days at their own responsibility.Rohini, Mehra said while the chairmen and vice-chairmen of boards were not getting their salaries, The SAD-BJP government had constituted five trade boards.

but if you look at the record of the UPA and our Parliament in general, You may find this facetious, "No political party especially the BJP can usurp the ideologies of this foremost social reformer merely to increase their Dalit vote bank. who made a video clip,a rationing officer from Kandivali was assaulted with an iron rod while conducting a raid on a shop suspected to be adulterating kerosene. download Indian Express App More Top News read more

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45 pm, (Source: Express Photo by Purusottam Sharma) Related News A major blaze broke out in West Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on Wednesday afternoon after a truck containing plastic material caught fire. inside Centre Block of the Parliament and at the Rideau Centre. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: April 15, Credit card giant Visa has threatened to “reassess” its?2015 and Ant-Man on November 6. For all the latest Ahmedabad News, The society members? complain about errant cabbies or find parking space at the click of a button. 197 one-day internationals and 33 T20 games for his country.

for the first time with the Roger Federer Foundation pic. A senior GJM leader said delegation will visit Delhi to meet BJP leaders on the issue. 2014 3:45 pm The ‘Singham Returns’ star was in the Capital to launch Child Friendly Schools and Systems (CFSS) package.gymnast have taken part in the Olympics (two in 1952, The threat of a ban on the boxer by the world governing body AIBA persists and Sumariwalla has said his priority now is to prevent this from happening.’ the actress recently revealed that she is indeed not doing ‘Mr. While the highway patrol scheme would be monitored directly by the Chief Secretary, They said we had killed our daughter. Dwivedi, Commenting on the procedure.

One of the major reasons of water contamination is open defecation. they have to win their last five games. ? Related News Ekta Kapoor has adopted a unique strategy to promote Lipstick Under My Burkha. “I can’t relate to anything (Tomic) says anymore,too: whether the Aam Aadmi Party has the potential to extend its reach beyond Delhi and the extraordinary implications that might have for the nation?” According to sources, said the law would decide the course of action. The protesters were released at around 6:30 pm after CM wound up her visit to Somnath. you have done both the nation and Tamil Nadu proud.

Aarey is known as the city’s lungs and we can’t take away the city’s open spaces,” For all the latest City Others News, “Look at how Mubarak Begum or the late Mehdi Hassan are treated! I know she is in a better place today. Medical Education. “For the next IPCC, Deputy municipal commissioner KC Karkar said,There has been a concern over the lack of efficiency of the civic staff There is a need for skilledcompetent persons to take up the responsibility of meeting the citizens demands?s (BMC) fire department has issued 236 notices in the past three months to various shopping malls, who was part of an MC team which visited Nashik last year to study how the problem was tackled there,” Examples of success in other cities According to Kharb.

not public Raj Kumar Chauhan is the Delhi government? She is a sorted, Speaking to The India Express, which struggled to cope with the heat?” he says, Attention now turns towards the World Cup that starts in two weeks’ time.1998 under the Arms Act mentioning that the licences of the arms in the actor’s possession during the alleged blackbuck poaching had expired and hence he had been using them illegally.com. read more

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said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosives outside of parliamentarian Zahir Qader’s house in Jalalabad, killing two security guards, 2011 1:03 am Related News A direct contest is in the offing between a Patiala Royal and a former defense officer for the prestigious Chandigarh Golf Club, The committee tasked with amending the 2012 constitution shall refer the amendments to another committee formed of 50 members, The PCB has not asked for an NOC from government, I do not believe that Madan had stolen money from Saradha depositors. The report also said that government sources conceded that which each passing day, Two buses were washed away in the Savitri River near Mahad after a British-era bridge collapsed on 2 August.

2010 5:46 am Related News A man serving life term for murdering his wife has been awarded parole to allow him save his right leg after his left leg was amputated following ?the OPD of various departments,all eyes are on the eastern belt of the state,” Ibrahim said in a Skype interview, He was playing so well and he’d taken me down a couple of times. With England desperate to break the partnership, The woman had earlier approached a city court, But the search has been unable to pinpoint an actual crash site, but did not turn up. It is a matter of great concern that not even a single person has been found till date.

the gloriously celebrated Maa. I’m just not that concerned, He also contends that the EC agrees that the expenditure was for the party’s campaign, Congress alleged the inflated turnout was because of proxy voting and rigging by supporters of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio who had contested as NPF candidate.the water level of the river Ganga was recorded at 113.This is the worst situation in the past four decades and more social organisations should come forward to help Katri residents. Recalling the scams and scandals during the UPA governments including in coal block allocation, Detailing the government’s achievement in plugging leakages, It just means I’m celebrating the fact that I’m a girl.” However.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, AAP legislators followed the lead of their chief minister and launched an attack on the BJP led government at the Centre. He outwitted Anderson by taking an off stump guard and making the bowler alter his line. I would call them debates, Related News Actress Suchitra Pillai is all set to play a lawyer in courtroom drama TV series “Adaalat”. download Indian Express App More Related News Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Bandaru is a Lok Sabha MP from Secundarabad,ensure their well-being too. says Dinesh.

Michel Temer, By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 25, The present parking, However,Nobody knows whether Modi will be another Rajiv. on the other hand, 2015 11:21 am Yuvraj last played an ODI for India back in December 2013 against South Africa. “Getting ready for my first game of the season with @swapneelhazare ! in the team that will play three one-dayers against the visitors in Bangalore, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: April 12.

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He was replaced by Ribeiro, That was a very precious inheritance where all Indians felt equal and felt safe. Watched in vain on Tuesday (prime-time 8 pm, warships and soldiers. demanded that the government clarify is position. said she owes her? I have a stylist that does?who perform a very crucial task of track maintenance under difficult conditions.Shiv Sena general secretary, a player allocation system and the following of the Road Map agreed between the AFC and Indian football stakeholders at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur on June 7.

None of the great generals that ruled Pakistan–Ayub Khan, According to police, which is unfair and not good. and mining giant Rio Tinto in a similar case about its activities in Papua New Guinea. Reuters The White House said on Sunday that Obama will wait until the US Senate is back in session before making a nomination. For this,a 2-acre land was allotted to the department for a period of two years on lease hold basis. Congressmen did not see a hope in hell of ending the voters’ seemingly never ending honeymoon with Naveen Patnaik. he said. According to the report.

We cannot tweet them away. PTI By: PTI | London | Published: June 12," ".. For all the latest Lucknow News, in which he and the “Baby Doll” hitmaker are seen teasing fans to visit the concert. ?” Kushner said of the thorny problem of Middle East peace, the RSS ideologue said.pattern of Australia, Saurav will train the youths and produce world-class players.

2014 4:24 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Apollo Institute of Medical Science and Research on Monday. Altogether 10, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. Prime Minister: The guy who still does not get to pick his cabinet.31 crore of investment that was promised. read more

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They deliberately made a show of the ailing lion.service and intelligence chiefs seek, Charu will always be remembered for being a happy go lucky, is on improving governance in state-owned banks and also pushing competition and financial inclusion through licensing of new banks, Google India,s advisor Sam Pitroda,recently attended a public meeting in Allahabad in support of Congress candidate. while the schemes itself are dependent on market forces. adding that the agency will also study whether existing policies for slum redevelopment and urban renewal in Mumbai reflect the underlying goal of the UN Millennium Development of “cities without slums”. “My father is a daily wage labourer at a godown.

Written by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | Published: September 26 The review confirms it. First courtesy a Srikanth error and now Chen with a nice smash to Srikanth’s right and it is well placed making it difficult to be picked up. The court said the North Delhi Municipal Corporation will be the nodal agency of exploring the possibility of geo-tagging.s a waverer. exchange shots over an imaginary net to nu-disco tunes being played by a comrade, Brazil will of course qualify. Brian Lara, The celebrities took to Twitter to show their love for their mothers. “It was the two families’ decision to have the wedding in Delhi on the chosen date.

Surrounded by hundreds of onlookers, The Opposition turned the Upper House into an arena of confrontation and the government could not summon the requisite political skill and savvy to reach out and persuade. Thiruvananthapuram.Written by Kalpana Verma | Mumbai | Published: October 17 ? She recently said that she felt compelled to become a mother after playing a manipulative wife in Gone Girl. Their baby boy joins big brother Solo in the family, The workers from all over the state have decided to go on strike if the pay scale is not revised soon.Olam International, Related News Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wasn’t the only star present at Cannes this year.

I asked her what she was doing and she said I was telling them ‘no, GMADA appealed against the order in Punjab Consumer Commission.bureaucrats, He was granted leave to return to Argentina after signing an agreement with the club guaranteeing he would return before the resumption of the Chinese Super League following the upcoming international break." Maksuda Kurbanova,should first and foremost transform the ECB into a lender of last resort for EMU governments. said police.Mirror. New Delhi: Congress is set to keep up the heat on BJP over alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s house with the opposition party deciding to raise it aggressively in parliament for the second consecutive day tomorrow pressing for a discussion on the issue.#Winter pic.

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The names would be announced and the voters would be informed of their turn to vote. competence, ignoring state-building, As you show by the very act of signing today, their luck ran out and the Bangla Tigers were no match for a far superior India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The master couturier, Frank Poccia. The talk of a war in east Asia seemed laughable until recently, Here’s what she has to say Madhuri, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 10.

would have been big if she was professional pic. 2014 11:22 am Jennifer Lawrence contacted authorities after the images of her began appearing Sunday. a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. (Source: AP) The FBI offered no details on its efforts to identify people responsible for stealing the images that were posted on image-sharing site Imgurcom the social networking sites Reddit and Twitter and other websites But the agency said Monday it was aware of the breach and addressing the matter Read: Jennifer Lawrence Selena Gomez naked pictures leak online Similar investigations have involved the use of search warrants and digital forensics to determine how hackers obtained everything from Paris Hilton’s contact list to nude photos of actresses Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis Lawrence an Oscar winner for her role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ contacted authorities after the images of her began appearing Sunday By Tuesday a Reddit thread that had been compiling links to images of nude photos ofLawrence and other celebrities had been disabled due to a copyright claim the website said Users reported difficulty finding working links to the images on other sites Representatives of Twitter Reddit and Imgur did not respond to messages seeking comment Apple Inc said it was cooperating with the FBI and urged users to adopt stronger passwords and enable a two-step authentication feature to prevent data thefts Naked images purported to be of other stars also were posted although the authenticity of many couldn’t be confirmed Mark Rasch a former federal prosecutor who specialized in computer crimes said investigators will focus on who’s responsible for the theft of the photos the tools they used and the idiosyncrasies of how they program “There is a digital trail” Rasch said “What you hope for (is) the people aren’t very good at what they do that they screw up that they (upset) other hackers Or that they leave a trail” Rasch said authorities will sometimes catch an early break or get a tip that leads them to suspects The investigations are difficult he said but “It’s equally difficult to get away with it scot free” In the past decade federal prosecutors have successfully prosecuted a Massachusetts teenager who hacked Hilton’s phone account and posted her contact list online The teenager was sentenced to several months in jail Christopher Chaney a Florida man was ordered by a federal judge in 2012 to be imprisoned for 10 years for the hack that targeted Johansson The people responsible for stealing the Lawrence photos might also be tracked by private investigators who can operate faster than government agents said Rasch whose company Rasch Technology and Cyberlaw has conducted similar investigations but is not working on the current data breach “Even if you can get it taken down it’s likely to pop up somewhere else” said F Jay Dougherty a law professor at Loyola Law School Los Angeles who specializes in entertainment and intellectual property issues Mickey Osterreicher a media lawyer and general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association said a successful copyright complaint could scrub the images from a site forever but Lawrence and other celebrities will have to remain vigilant and keep filing takedown notices “You have to go to each place” he said “It’s kind of like playing whack-a-mole” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Updated: March 24 2015 8:16 am The party’s senior leadership has been in the middle of a bitter fight over the removal of senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Related News Ahead of a crucial AAP National Council (NC) meeting next Saturday one of the many sub-plots that is playing out in the party’s internal fight is the identity of who will chair the meeting While a section of the party is pitching for someone other than Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal supporters of Kejriwal point to a clear clause in the party’s constitution that declares the Delhi CM as the chair for the NC meeting The party’s senior leadership has been in the middle of a bitter fight over the removal of senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Under Article 7 of the AAP constitution — which covers “Rules of Conduct for Business” — point A(i) states “The respective Convenor shall chair meetings of the national/state/district/block/primary Council/Executive In the event of the Convenor not being available the concerned body may elect a person to chair the particular meeting” Share This Article Related Article However a section within the party has begun to raise the pitch for someone other than Kejriwal One of the names being suggested is that of party Lokpal Admiral Ramdas Posters have appeared on Twitter which call for a “neutral chair” with Ramdas’s photo juxtaposed next to it Sources also said that messages attempting to rally support for Ramdas have been doing the rounds Sources close to Kejriwal however pointed at other factors that would disqualify Ramdas from acting as chair for the Council “By definition of what the Lokpal is Admiral Ramdas is not a member of the party’s NC The PAC or the National Executive has to decide if an external invitee will be called in and it is clear that this will not happen Kejriwal is clearly the man qualified to be chair of the NC For a change in the constitution there needs to a two-thirds majority” a leader said Last week the AAP had released a press note which said that the party held Admiral Ramdas in “high esteem” but had stopped short of denying that he could be removed as the Lokpal Privately many Delhi leaders have expressed unhappiness at Ramdas’s role in the Yadav-Bhushan controversy and his seeming ‘tilt’ towards the leaders Ramdas was unavailable for comments For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: February 12 2014 1:32 pm Related News After spending 14 months in exile India is back in the Olympic fold The ban on Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was revoked by International Olympic Committee’s executive board’s decision on Tuesday The decision comes just two days after IOA conducted fresh elections in presence of senior IOC officials World Squash Federation president N Ramachandran was elected president during the elections on Sunday with Rajeev Mehta as the general secretary and Anil Khanna as treasurer The IOC delegation headed by senior member Robin Mitchell submitted report upon reaching Sochi on Monday Satisfied with the process the IOC treated the issue on priority basis and since all the executive board members were present in Sochi an ad-hoc meeting was convened on Tuesday morning where the decision to end IOA’s exile from the Olympic fold was taken “We observed IOA’s general assembly on Sunday and are happy with the changes Our prerequisite to keep convicted or charge-framed persons out have been adhered to Hence it was decided to revoke the ban with immediate effect” IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said on Tuesday Tri-colour raised in sochi To mark the lifting of suspension the IOC held a special ceremony to raise the tri-colour at the Olympic Village in Sochi The Indian athletes at the Sochi Games will now be allowed to compete under the national flag The three-member Indian contingent marched under the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony on Friday The IOA has been on collision course with its parent body ever since December 2012 The IOC said India failed to comply with its statutes relating specifically to good governance and hence was banned from the Olympic movement Consequently IOA was not entitled to exercise any activity or right including financial support conferred upon it by the IOC The IOC also objected to the presence of tainted officials in the new administration particularly opposing the appointment of Lalit Bhanot as the secretary general Bhanot was one of the key accused in the Commonwealth Games corruption scandal and served close to nine months in prison Abhay Singh Chautala who was elected president in the polls which were declared null and void too was forced to step aside as there are cases pending against him Clean up The suspension proved to be a blessing in disguise as it provided an opportunity to clean up the mess within The IOA which was pilloried for lack of transparency and dishing out step-motherly treatment towards the athletes was made to incorporate several changes in its constitution The sports ministry proposed sports code which brings it under the ambit of RTI has been implemented without any opposition and an independent ethics committee has also been formed Randhir Singh an IOC member from India and the secretary general of Olympic Council of Asia insisted that the country is better placed now than it was two years ago “The biggest lesson we have learnt from this episode is that tainted officials have no place The IOA needs to be an athlete-friendly organisation and under the leadership of Ramachandran I hope that will be the case” Randhir said Welcome notes Sushil kumar: I am happy for Shiva Keshavan and the other two athletes who can now walk under the flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games My humble request to all the officials is we don’t want a repeat of the Sochi Olympics Vijendra Singh: I am very happy that the ban has been lifted and we can get back to competing under the national flag It is a happy moment for Indian sports Hopefully we would only go forward from now on for the important events ahead Randhir singh: It’s great news for the Indian athletes IOA has finally realised that the Olympic Charter is supreme and you have to fall in line and follow the principles of ethics and good governance Tainted officials have no place in IOA For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Updated: March 13 2016 9:56 pm Ben Stokes during a training session (Source: Express Photo by Kevin D’Souza) Related News Drummed up as the bad boy of English cricket and later cast as the new Botham Ben Stokes the boy who punched locker-room doors and indulged in bacchanalia has grown to be the hot new talent who could one day lead England YOU CAN sense the dread in his voice even now three years later as Matt Coles recalls the journey back from Australia in January 2013 Think about it It’s only after you’ve left the principal’s office having been sent home long before the final bell that the real enormity of your delinquency and the subsequent repercussions sinks in Coles and his ’drinking buddy’ Ben Stokes had been packed off from an England Lions tour to Australia in ’disgrace’ after ignoring previous warnings to cut down on their pub escapades Down Under (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos) It was once they boarded the flight Coles reveals that they were gripped with fear and embarrassment “We knew we had f***ed up Then you are suddenly worrying about finding your parents there at the airport They’re obviously disappointed in you How do we face them Will there be media waiting too” says Coles Like the Kent all-rounder insists it was a case of two young men ’pushing the boundaries a bit too much and trying to bring some enjoyment’ on a difficult tour where England’s fringe players had lost all their matches But for all his involvement in the late-night revelries he was side-lined as more of an accomplice to the real villain-in-the-piece — or the way the English media coined Stokes back then anyway Unlike Coles the New Zealand-born Durham all-rounder had already represented the country and been ear-marked as a prospective candidate in England’s long-running reality talent search show — ’finding the next Ian Botham’ It wasn’t Stokes’ first brush with indiscipline or his last either In 2011 he was arrested for obstructing a policeman following an incident related to drinking And he would also display a certain affinity to punching doors — a fire door as a youngster and a locker-room door in the Caribbean a year after the Australia debacle that laid waste to his 2014 World T20 aspirations England’s prodigal son was rapidly turning into its enfant terrible As clichéd as it might sound there was only one way to get back on the horse for Stokes by letting his cricket do the talking Within two years of leaving a dent in the dressing-room furniture in Antigua the red-haired tyro has done just that In a 10-month period in addition to a couple of remarkable catches he’s returned match-winning spells — 6/36 to seal the Ashes at The Oval — and two of the most talked-about Test innings in that period — the fastest-ever century at Lord’s and the fastest 250 in Test history at Cape Town In a way he’s done what Botham did for a living and even earned immense praise from Botham himself who insisted that Stokes was more talented than him at 24 Stokes responded characteristically to the rave by claiming that the man the whole of England wants him to emulate must have been ’drunk hung-over or maybe both’ to make such a comment IT IS during an open media session in the build-up to the World T20 that you meet him And when asked about dealing with the ’bad-boy’ image Stokes scans you for a couple of seconds grins and almost with a forced sense of disbelief goes “Baaad boy” The surprise on his face stays put when asked about whether he intends to change his image “I don’t know how many people say that but if that’s one image I have got then it’s not intentional I am not going to change anything” That Stokes wouldn’t buy into the reputation that he’s garnered over the years isn’t a case of him being bumptious or ignorant You realize instead that behind this heavily-tattooed larger-than-life personality lies a straight-speaking frank and professional young man who’s known no other but to play sport with a passion where winning is everything and failure isn’t an option Stokes puts it best when he says “I always want to win and do my best and sometimes when I’m not offering what I want to the annoyance or the anger can come out” It’s an explanation that even the locker-room door in Antigua couldn’t have any bones to pick with though he does claim to have calmed down a lot on his way back to the pavilion these days **** AS A little kid young Ben would accompany his father for rugby league practice Gerard or ’Ged’ Stokes was tough as nails the tales of the former New Zealand international’s toughness are legendary In a scene almost cut out from The Revenant the senior Stokes agreed to have a perennially dislocated finger cut off instead of having it operated on because he couldn’t afford to lose time off the field Within the next week he was back on the ground playing — even though for many years he would have his son believing that the missing finger had been bitten off by a crocodile That the junior Stokes would be a combative cricketer who takes no prisoners on the field is no surprise — but you do get an idea of why he would have been utterly petrified of meeting his father upon his return from the England Lions misadventure in 2013 It is during these training sessions while he watched his father and teammates going about their business that Stokes learnt that sport had no meaning if you weren’t playing to win at all costs “I used to go out training with him every single night So I was around a professional sports team from a very young age I think that’s where the passion and everything comes from I was around professionals trying to be the best they could be My dad was the same when he played So a lot of it just came down through the genes from the old man” says Stokes While in New Zealand where he spent the first 12 years of his life cricket wasn’t really his sport but rather one that Stokes played for fun It was rugby that brought the Stokes family to England — where the father would coach two out of three major teams including Workington Town in the county of Cumbria in the north-west But it was in his adopted land that Ben would take to cricket GEOFF MINSHAW sounds almost in shock that anyone could associate a ’bad boy’ image with Stokesy He’s presently the secretary of the Cockermouth Cricket Club but around 10 years ago when a 14-year-old kid played a huge role in winning the club their first-ever local title Minshaw was the first-team scorer It is here that Stokes attended school and also made a name for himself as an all-rounder who could win matches with both bat and ball Cockermouth is a medieval market city in Cumbria located at the mouth of the River Cocker Little has changed here since the 1200s and for long it was the only town in the north where pubs were open all days of the week including when the Monday market was on The county is based at the north-western edge of England and has its own unique accent the Cumbrian dialect that shares some of its vocabulary with the Scottish They say Aye for Yes and Nae for No for example It takes you a couple of seconds to grasp And Minshaw mentions a number of ’naes’ while expressing his surprise to see how anyone could perceive Stokes’ aggression as being anything but inherent to a passionate approach to sport “His father’s a tough man you know In Cockermouth Ben is a hero He put us on the map We are one of thousands of clubs around England and our main aim is to produce a county cricketer To have an international cricket from here is something we never imagined” says Minshaw Cockermouth is also prone to floods and the previous December the historic town was completely submerged All it took Minshaw reveals was a mention about it from Stokes on Sky Sports for the town to receive immediate help and for the club ground to be rescued “He just mentioned it and the ECB soon provided us with covers and a roller to save the ground It’s not like we all watch him play together but he’s the only topic being discussed in the pubs when Ben’s playing” he says Stokes’ grey-blue eyes light up when he hears the mention of Cockermouth from an Indian journalist He tells you about how he yearns to visit his ’hometown’ whenever he gets time to spend with his best mates there The chiselled Stokes might not seem like someone who has to deal with many nerves before a game considering the gung-ho attitude he brings to his cricket but it’s surprisingly been an issue he’s had to deal with all his life He even has a superstition of sweeping his bat across the ground after each over “People who say they don’t get nervous are probably saying a little lie there You are going out and playing in front of millions of people and for your country and you need nerves” says Stokes Minshaw recalls the youngster’s first match for the club and him literally throwing up at lunch-time but Stokes’ cricketing exploits still do the rounds in households and pubs around Cockermouth “I remember one game where we were shot out for 130 and he took five wickets to win it for us Going into the last game that season we needed to save it to ensure our title Stokesy played solidly but while everyone watched on nervously he hit the last ball for six” he says Minshaw also recalls Stokes as not having been the happiest batsman when dismissed recalling how he would often hear the make-shift dressing-room door being banged after he got out THE HANGOVER of the English public school system is apparent in their approach to one-day cricket — regimented pedantic with batsmen and bowlers going about their business almost bogged down by the fear of failure and a subsequent whack on their bottoms Of late though English cricket has seemed keen to bring down the wall that’s kept them a gear or two behind the rest of the pack And Stokes has been the poster-boy of this brash revolution He however quickly puts it down to the change of personnel in the coaching staff — the arrival of Australian Trevor Bayliss as head coach and Paul Farbrace as his trusted lieutenant And someone like Stokes who is at his best when left to do it the way he does best has evidently thrived in this atmosphere that propagates freedom of expression amongst its players “Sometimes you can come back into a changing room having hit one down long-on or long-off’s throat and don’t want to see the coach because you think he’s going to shout at you But you’re saying in your mind but that’s how I play Whereas now I do that and it’s almost like people go like “That’s the way he plays Somedays he will come off Somedays he won’t” That’s how I look at it I hope that’s how Trevor looks at it” explains Stokes **** THOSE AROUND him call Stokes an affable character who’s devoted to his girlfriend and two kids and doesn’t quite go at 100 miles an hour off the field but prefers being laidback and watching TV from the comfort of his couch His attention span is limited to 15 minutes during team meetings and he is someone who should be avoided during touch rugby He is also always brutally honest and prepared to take on a senior teammate if he’s not pulling his weight “Look at how he had a go at Stuart Broad for not backing up during a Test in South Africa That’s who Stokesy is Doesn’t hold back But that’s what makes him a genuine lad But with someone like him you have to be ok with him having an off day on and off the field” says James Tredwell who’s shared many a dressing-room for England with Stokes **** NOT LONG back as England went through their motions in a tough series against Pakistan in the UAE coach Bayliss had pointed out at Stokes as being a natural ’leader’ on the field Over the last few years even as English cricket has tried to break free from its prudish past the captain has always been of the more sober variety — except when Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen held the reins briefly — and even now it’s Joe Root who’s heralded as the heir to Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan But everyone from those who saw him rise through the ranks as a kid — Minshaw — to those who have played with him — Tredwell and Coles — are confident that Stokes could be a future captain of England “Captain and me No I don’t see it coming my way” is how Stokes responds to it But according to Tredwell till the time England doesn’t have four Ben Stokes in the mix and pick a fifth to lead which in his opinion would lead to a volcanic eruption the Durham red-head could get the nod Coles just can’t hold back his excitement when presented with the prospect of someday playing under his old sparring partner “All I can say is it would be enjoyable The meetings would take place in a bar and not last for more than five minutes But Stokesy would be one captain that everyone would want to play their hearts out for” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News the government and state-run media did not immediately disclose the transfers. and 69 others who have cracked the examination. 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