Frustrated by RCB bowling at the death

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Apr
18

On Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore leaked the joint second-highest number of runs (88) in the final five overs in IPL history, against Rajasthan Royals, allowing them to post 217. It was the third-highest total for any team against RCB in the tournament. On Tuesday, RCB once again were in a charitable mood, as Mumbai Indians ravaged 70 runs in the slog overs. They ended up with 213 – the fourth-highest total against RCB, who couldn’t chase either of those targets.

Coach Daniel Vettori pointed to the failure of his bowling attack to contain oppositions between overs 16 and 20 as a major reason for why the team is languishing in seventh place.

Virat Kohli was furious at the failure of his batsmen to stitch together match-turning partnerships, but he might just agree with Vettori’s assessment too. The RCB captain had won the toss and declared that the Wankhede pitch favoured chasing, especially because he was mindful of the cloud cover.

Two wickets off the first two balls of the match by Umesh Yadav suggested Kohli’s decision was a wise one. Winless in their first three matches, Mumbai would have felt desperate. Royal Challengers had a massive opportunity, but their plans were torn apart by the marauding Evin Lewis, whose quickfire half-century, combined with trademark acceleration towards the end from Rohit Sharma resurrected Mumbai’s innings.

According to Vettori, the bowlers’ below-par performance only added to the batsmen’s burden. “The frustration will be around the backend of the bowling, because when you are chasing that much, it puts an extreme amount of pressure on how we play,” Vettori said. “Virat played exceptionally well today, but unfortunately no one could go with him. So our frustrations will be about how we ended with the ball in the last two games.”

Royal Challengers have fared the worst among all teams at the death this tournament, giving up 12.49 runs an over. Even their best bowlers haven’t escaped punishment. Umesh, after that sparking start, failed to create further inroads. His economy rate in the final overs this IPL is 15.20. Chris Woakes’ is 10.89, although he has taken six wickets. Kulwant Khejroliya, the uncapped Indian left-arm fast bowler, goes at a steep 13.63.

Vettori said that one big difference in the bowling attacks on Tuesday was the contrasting strategy applied by the spinners. If Krunal Pandya and Mayank Markande were attacking for Mumbai, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar were defensive, bowing to the pressure created by Lewis and Rohit early on.

“Washington and Yuzi were probably in defensive positions as Lewis and Rohit were going bit more aggressive. And so, we probably bowled a bit more defensively,” Vettori said. “When the Mumbai spinners came on, they were in a really good position, and that allowed them to actually bowl a little more attacking, with a bit more flight, put something on the ball, and you saw the rewards they got. But they (Mumbai) batted exceptionally well, and that was the difference between when our spinners bowled and when their spinners bowled.”

Modi’s reticence risks carrying stain of rape into election year

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Apr
18

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As India’s rape epidemic gets worse by the year, critics have pointed fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for not doing enough to protect the country’s women.

A woman shouts slogans during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, near Jammu, in Srinagar April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

During the past week, his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been battered by a nationwide storm over two rapes.

One involved the abduction, gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl by Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir state, where two BJP ministers in the provincial government were forced to resign after initially offering support for the accused rapists. Eight men are on trial for the crime, which has led to a wave of revulsion and anger in the country.

In the other case, a BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh state, India’s most populous, stands accused of raping a teenager.

When Modi came to office in 2014, he coined the slogan “save our daughters, teach our daughters”, but right now that message is ringing hollow.

Nearly 40 percent of India’s rape victims are children. And the 40,000 reported rapes in 2016 marked a 60 percent increase over the level in 2012 – the year that a sickening rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in the capital New Delhi sparked nationwide demonstrations.

Yet, by the time Modi addressed the outrage over the latest rapes last week by promising justice regardless of whoever the guilty were, critics had already hammered the prime minister for his silence.

The economy and increasing intolerance towards religious minorities are expected to be the main issues for a general election due by next year and Modi remains a frontrunner with a splintered opposition struggling to narrow the distance.

But analysts foresaw the opposition Congress and regional parties tapping a well of discontent over the BJP’s weak response to the rapes, especially among better informed urban voters.

“There will be political fallout, every party will go to town over it,” said Neera Chowdhury, a political columnist, describing Modi’s hesitancy to speak out on cases involving his own party members as “most worrying”.

With Modi away on an official visit to Europe that began on Tuesday, the criticism has been mounting.

MISSING LEADERSHIP

In an open letter published on Tuesday, Yashwant Sinha, a member of the BJP’s old guard and frequent critic of Modi’s government, beseeched the prime minister to speak and act more forcibly on vital issues, including the appalling rapes.

“Women are more unsafe today than ever before,” wrote Sinha, a finance and foreign minister in earlier BJP governments.

“Rapes have become the order of the day and instead of acting strictly against the rapists we have become their apologists. In many cases, our own people are involved in these heinous crimes.”

Schoolgirls holding placards sit in a road during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, near Jammu, a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, and an eleven-year-old girl in Surat, Gujarat, in Srinagar April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A day earlier, 50 retired civil servants, including ambassadors, police chiefs and senior bureaucrats, several of them known for taking stands against the BJP government, sent their own letter castigating the party.

Vappala Balachandran, a former top police officer in the western state of Maharashtra, was one of the signatories. Speaking to Reuters, he singled out Modi for failing “to set the moral tone” once details of the rapes in Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh states came to light.

“Rapes have happened under every government and will continue to happen but you expect a leader to speak out,” said Balachandran.

In Uttar Pradesh, the rape victim attempted to set fire to herself outside the state BJP chief minister’s residence to get police to investigate her accusations against a BJP lawmaker, after being ignored for nine months.

Speculation was gathering, according to a BJP official in the state capital Lucknow, that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath could be asked to resign to soothe public anger over the handling of the case. A ruling party spokesman declined to comment on the speculation.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the communal dimension of the case could spoil the BJP’s relations with the mainly Muslim party that it shares power with in the state, and pose a security risk in a region disputed with Pakistan and ravaged by a long-running Muslim militant insurgency.

EXTENDING DEATH PENALTY?

Laying all blame for the rape crisis at the door of the BJP government is obviously unfair, but critics of the right-wing conservative party and its Hindutva or Hindu nationalist agenda accuse it of pandering to backward attitudes that suppress women.

The opposition Congress party has seized on the public revulsion over the rapes. Its leader Rahul Gandhi led the first protest, with a candlelight vigil at India Gate, the war memorial at the centre of the capital where mass crowds had gathered to demonstrate their disgust and shame after the rape in 2012.

The protests this time have been on a smaller scale. Chowdhury, the columnist, said this was partly due to the absence of people who would be typical BJP supporters.

“It’s strange and curious the women of the BJP who take up cudgels often, who are the champions of women causes, are quiet. Why? Because the child was Muslim? I’d like to think not,” she said.

How the BJP responds to the public’s demands for action is unclear, although Maneka Gandhi, the minister for women and child development, has advocated applying the death penalty for rape cases where the victim is under 12 years old. Currently the Supreme Court reserves the death penalty for extreme cases.

On Sunday, police in Modi’s home state of Gujarat found the body of a young girl who had been tortured and raped before being strangled to death, the latest case to be publicised.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the budget session, in New Delhi, India, January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

In response, Anand Mahindra, the chairman of one of India’s leading automobile companies, said in a tweet:

“The job of executioner is not an aspirational job. But for the execution of brutal rapists murderers of young girls I would volunteer unhesitatingly.”

Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

Sonam busy with shoot amidst wedding reports

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Apr
17

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently busy shooting for Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’. The shooting is on in full swing and a few pictures of the actors from the film’s sets have surfaced on social media.

Shah Rukh was seen engaging in a conversation with the filmmaker. Katrina, on the other hand, was spotted donning a gorgeous bridal outfit, complete with a red saree and heavy jewellery. Overall, it seems like the ‘Zero’ team is shooting for a really interesting segment and fans are eagerly waiting for the trailer.

‘Zero’, also starring Anushka Sharma alongside SRK and Katrina, is set to release on December 21, 2018.

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Apr
17

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Apr
17

Jailbreaking iPhones has fallen out of vogue in recent years, but this upcoming PokéCall jailbreak tweak developed by Reddit user FrozenPenguinToaster might be the best argument for jailbreaking in years. The hack transforms the dull incoming call screen on iOS into a battle from the classic Pokémon Game Boy games, right down to the iconic music.

It’s surprisingly functional, too, with contacts showing up as trainers, and presenting the options to answer the call (fight) or hang up (run away). Strictly speaking, you can’t actually run away from a trainer battle in the Pokémon RPGs, but we’ll give FrozenPenguinToaster a pass for accuracy in the name of giving users an actual way to avoid calls.

The tweak is still in development, but FrozenPenguinToaster promises that you’ll be able to customize different trainer appearances for your various contacts, as well as choose which pokémon they’ll send out to battle when they call you. The developer has also commented that they’re looking into adding the option to always see the caller name and the answer / decline buttons. (In the current state there’s a several-second delay between the phone actually ringing and the animation displaying those details.)

Jailbreaking has certainly waned in popularity as Apple has continued to plug the holes that developers have used to sneak around iOS’s walled garden and as iOS has grown to include many of the big features like multitasking that were once only available to jailbreakers. But there’s still a dedicated community out there that works to circumvent Apple’s walled garden and make their iPhones their own.

And if you’re willing to put in the effort, you, too, can pretend that your incoming calls are pokémon battles.

KKR got 200 off 18 overs

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Apr
17

Delhi Daredevils began their game against Kolkata Knight Riders with a maiden. Then, they wrapped it up by giving only one run off the 20th over. In between, they conceded 199 and therein lies a significant problem. Glenn Maxwell picked up on it following their 71-run defeat on Monday and called for better execution from the bowlers.

“Our lengths were a little bit mixed today, we weren’t really consistent with the ball,” he said in a post-match interview. “I think if you really break the game down, they got 200 off 18 overs with the first over a maiden and the last over going for one. We basically cost ourselves a lot of runs through the middle overs.”

There are other issues for the Daredevils to tackle as well. They have conceded 30 fours and 14 sixes, which have contributed to an economy rate of 10.75 in the first six overs of an IPL game this season. No team has fared so badly. They began the season watching KL Rahul wallop the fastest fifty in the IPL – off only 14 balls. Then, they leaked 84 runs in 36 balls to Mumbai Indians’ Evin Lewis and makeshift opener Suryakumar Yadav. At Eden Gardens, despite keeping Chris Lynn in check, and dismissing pinch-hitter Sunil Narine cheaply, things fell apart yet again.

“That’s something we need to address, and address very quickly,” assistant coach Sridharan Sriram said. “Against Kings XI, Rahul ran away, playing a blistering innings. Against Rajasthan, we were good. But in the last game we conceded 84 and today they were 19 off four [overs] and finished 50 off six.”

Maxwell also rued a dropped catch by Jason Roy when Andre Rusell top-edged his third ball towards deep midwicket and Jason Roy couldn’t complete a low, diving catch. The KKR allrounder took full advantage of the reprieve, scoring 41 runs at an astonishing strike-rate of 341.66.

“We probably dropped a tough, crucial chance off Andre Russell, but you’ve got to take those opportunities whenever you get them. He’s a really dangerous player and he made us pay.”

All but one of Russell’s runs came off the bowler who almost got rid of him, Mohammed Shami. The contest lasted only nine balls but it was a sensational one, beginning with a dropped catch and ending with six monstrous sixes.

“I think he’s got to come up with some sort of strategy,” Sriram said of Shami. “Started well today; his first couple of overs were very good and again that dropped catch was off him. It would have been a completely different day for him had [it been taken]. But that’s what sport is all about and then he got on the wrong side of Russell and I think when that happens, you’ve got to think very quickly and I think he just lost the plot a bit for six or seven balls and that’s enough for you to have a bad game.”

Eight on trial for rape, murder of girl in Kashmir amid public anger

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Apr
17

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party.

The girl, from a nomadic community that roams the forests of Kashmir, was drugged, held captive in a Hindu temple and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in January, police said.

Public anger at the crime led to protests in cities across India over the past few days, with outrage fuelled by support for the accused initially shown by state government ministers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The protests have also focused on another rape allegedly involving a BJP lawmaker in crime-ridden Uttar Pradesh, a poor northern state with the country’s biggest population.

The outrage has drawn parallels with massive protests that followed the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012, which forced the then Congress-led government to enact tough new rape laws including the death penalty.

Yet India has long been plagued by violence against women and children – reported rapes climbed 60 percent from 2012 to 40,000 in 2016, and many more go unreported, especially in rural areas.

Reports of torture, rape and murder of another child have emerged from Modi’s western home state of Gujarat.

In that case, the corpse of a girl was found near a cricket ground in the city of Surat a week ago.

The post-mortem showed she had been tortured and sexually assaulted before being strangled. The body had 86 injury marks, including some inflicted to her genitalia with hard, blunt objects, while more minor injuries suggest she had been beaten with a stick or slapped.

Doctors estimate that the unidentified girl was about 12, police said.

As the groundswell of revulsion grew, Modi assured the country on Friday that the guilty would not be shielded, but he has been criticised for failing to speak out sooner.

Before leaving for an official visit to Europe this week, Modi received a letter from 50 former police chiefs, ambassadors and senior civil servants upbraiding the political leadership over its weak response.

“The bestiality and the barbarity involved in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old child shows the depths of depravity that we have sunk into,” the former officials said.

“In post-Independence India, this is our darkest hour and we find the response of our government, the leaders of our political parties inadequate and feeble.”

Deepak Khajuria arrives for a court appearance after he was arrested in connection with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, south of Jammu, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

The letter went further by blaming the BJP and like-minded right-wing Hindu groups for promoting a culture of “majoritarian belligerence and aggression” in Jammu, and in the Uttar Pradesh case it blasted the party for using feudal strongmen, who behave like gangsters, to shore up its rule.

The former officials said they held no political affiliation other than to uphold the values of India’s secular constitution that guarantees equal rights to all citizens. Some of the signatories have spoken out in the past also against Modi’s Hindu nationalist party accusing it of whipping up hostility towards India’s 172 million Muslims.

THREATS AGAINST LAWYER

In 2012, voters ousted the Congress chief minister of Delhi because of the fallout from the rape case. This time, Congress was quick to realise the mood of the country, with party leader Rahul Gandhi leading the first major protest in the capital last week.

On Monday, Gandhi tweeted that there had been nearly 20,000 child rapes in India in 2016, and urged Modi to fast-track prosecutions “if he is serious about providing ‘justice for our daughters’”.

Though the rape and killing of the girl in Kashmir had been known about for months, the backlash erupted after the charge sheet giving gruesome details of the crime was filed last week.

It alleged that the attack was part of a plan to drive the nomads out of Kathua district in Jammu, the mostly Hindu portion of India’s only Muslim-majority state.

The alleged ringleader of the campaign, retired bureaucrat Sanji Ram, looked after a small temple where the girl had been held and assaulted. Two of the eight on trial are police officers who stand accused of being bribed to stifle the investigation.

After Monday’s initial hearing in Srinagar, the judge adjourned the case until April 28 while the Supreme Court heard a petition from the lawyer representing the victim’s family to have the trial held elsewhere due to fears for her safety.

Ahead of the trial, the lawyer said she had been threatened with rape and death for taking up the case.

“I was threatened yesterday that ‘we will not forgive you’. I am going to tell Supreme Court that I am in danger,” said the lawyer, Deepika Singh Rawat, who has fought for a proper investigation since the girl’s body was found in January.

The Supreme Court is considering transferring the trial to Chandigarh in Punjab state, and has ordered security for both the lawyer and the victim’s family after her father said he too feared for their safety.

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Two ministers from the BJP, which shares power in Jammu and Kashmir, were forced to resign after being pilloried for joining a rally in support of the accused men.

Additional reporting by Suchitra Mohanty in NEW DELHI and Zeba Siddiqui in MUMBAI; writing by Sanjeev Miglani and Simon Cameron-Moore; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

SSR-Kriti in ‘Dirty Dancing’ Hindi remake?

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Apr
16

Though Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon’s last outing, ‘Raabta’ tanked at the box office, their chemistry made the headlines for all the right reasons. Now looks like the two are all set to collaborate again on the big screen for the Hindi remake of 1987 cult movie, ‘Dirty Dancing’. Lionsgate Television, that produced a television movie by the same name in 2017 is keen on making an Indian version with the same storyline.

A source close to the development revealed to a tabloid, that the script is currently being worked to suit the Indian audience. The main storyline of the project is expected to be the same. The source further added that Sushant and Kriti are skilled dancers, and hence are the top contenders for the lead roles.

Reportedly before Sushant and Kriti, the makers had approached Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani for the same. But the duo turned down the offer because of their hectic schedule. Tiger is currently shooting for Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year 2’ while Disha will soon start shooting for the period drama, ‘Sanghamitra’.

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16

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Fortnite Update Will Kick Out Jailbroken iPhone And iPad Users Once Again

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Apr
16

Fortnite is one of the most popular games on iOS at this point. The franchise is growing bigger each day with thousands of users joining in. Previously users had the ability to download and play the game on jailbroken iPhone and iPad models. Now, it seems it won’t last for long. The latest Fortnite for iOS update is not allowing jailbreak users to play the game on their respective devices. Once the game has been updated to the latest version, you will not be able to play your Fortnite sessions on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Latest Fornite Update For iOS Will Not Allow Jailbroken iPhone And iPad Users To Play Their Sessions

Epic Games’ Fortnite was previously blocking jailbroken users from running the game. However, the functionality was removed, possibly due to one of the updates. The latest update of Fortnite for iOS is now once again kicking out jailbroken iPhone and iPad users.

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Do take note that not all users with a jailbreak status are being locked out. This is due to the fact that many users have mentioned it on Reddit that they were able to play their Fortnite sessions even after the latest update was installed.

There was also a jailbreak tweak called Delectra which allowed users to play the game without any hiccup. However, as of now, the tweak has also stopped working. However, another jailbreak tweak by the name of ‘Plsignoralert’ is working for users. We’re not sure if the latter tweak will stop working as well. Do make sure that the tweak should not be tried with the main account as there are chances of it being banned eventually.

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In addition to this, Epic Games’ servers have been down for several hours now, so new Fortnite sessions are currently inaccessible. You can check the company’s status page for more details on the servers.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Fortnite kicking out jailbroken users from playing the game? Has it affected you? Let us know in the comments.

Dhoni sees future for Jadeja the finisher

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Apr
16

After a third, frenetic, last-over, come-from-behind-to-scare-the-opposition finish, Chennai Super Kings fell short of Kings XI Punjab’s total by four runs and that narrow margin had people looking for reasons as to where things went wrong.

One of them seems to centre around Ravindra Jadeja‘s position in the batting order. He has been coming ahead of Dwayne Bravo, who, only last week, took the team from 118 for 8 all the way to their target of 169.

But the captain MS Dhoni wants to try Jadeja in the finisher’s role. “It’s a difficult one. And Fleming is in the dugout, so he needs to take that decision. And, we have confidence in Jadeja also, one of the reasons is that being a left-hander, it’s not easy to consistently bowl to a left-hander and also this is the time that we can give him that opportunity to express himself.

“If he doesn’t do [it]. Bravo is an experienced one, he can always go back and do the job for us. But overall, Jadeja is somebody who can do it for us and that’ll be really good because Raina at the top, one left-hander, and if you have Jadeja who can do the job as a floater, that really makes it difficult for the opposition to plan their bowing.

“Unless we give him an opportunity; so far we have never really given him the kind of opportunity that he really deserves, so I will definitely back him to come good in the coming games.”

Super Kings appear fairly happy taking the scenic route this IPL season. They’ve fallen behind in each of their three chases, to the point that they were left needing 69, then 75, and finally on Sunday, a whopping 85 runs off the final 36 balls. Bravo pulled off a miracle in the first game. Sam Billings bettered that in the second. And Dhoni was but one hit away from making it a hat-trick of hair-raising victories.

It looks like saving the fun for the very end – regardless of how tough the job becomes – will be the Super Kings way. When asked about where the team needed to improve, Dhoni credited the opposition bowlers’ execution for stifling his batsmen – noting that 17-year-old Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman couldn’t be “hit at will” – and concentrated heavily on managing errors in the field. Super Kings are possibly the oldest side in the tournament and with that came certain limitations.

“Fielding, we can’t improve, so I won’t really say that,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation. “So, we’ll be a safe fielding side; we won’t be an extraordinary fielding side. We’ll just have to make sure that when we are under the pump from the batsmen, what are the boundaries that we can omit, what are the easy deliveries that we are not supposed to give because good batsmen will hit you and throughout the IPL it is something they will have to go through. Just that if you keep cutting one or two boundaries here and there, at the end of the game, you’ll realise those were the six or eight runs that really made the difference.”

Dhoni suffered through a flaring of his back injury for most of the time he spent in the middle making an unbeaten 79 off 44 balls. “It’s bad; how bad it is, I don’t know. God has given me the power. I don’t need to use the back a lot, the hands can do the job. But overall, we’ll assess how bad it is. It shouldn’t be too bad because I know what really happened and once you know the kind of injury it is, it becomes slightly easy to get out of it and also we have three-four days now before the next game. I’m quite used to playing with few injuries, whether it is back, fingers, elbow or something else. You have to be tough and get on with the game.”

Super Kings have had to deal with Faf du Plessis being sidelined with injury, and Suresh Raina missed the Kings XI game with a calf complaint, although he said he should be ready for the next one against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Their head coach Stephen Fleming was proud of the “character” shown in salvaging victory from the brink of defeat, but he is longing for an easy day at the office.

“I’d love love a game where we bowl a team out for 140 and chase it down. But the competition is pretty even. Wickets at the top is important. We’ve seen teams that do that so we have to reassess that and make sure we’ve got the right combination. But we’re not too far away, we’ve scrapped and been competing in each game so far and almost got across the line today. So there’s not much to moan about. The tournament’s still pretty early, so to have two wins out of three with injuries and a bit of drama with our home ground, we’ll probably take that.”

Another rape adds to protesters’ fury over Indian justice on sex crimes

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Apr
16

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Days after a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested in connection with a teenager’s rape, a sexual attack on an 11-year-old girl was reported on Sunday in Gujarat, the latest in a string of cases that have sparked protests across the country.

A woman holds a placard as she participates in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Mumbai, India, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Protests calling for justice were held in several cities, echoing the mass rallies against sexual violence in 2012 and piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who must hold elections by May 2019. Modi has promised to take action.

Activists accuse authorities of failing to protect women and of moving too slowly to investigate and arrest perpetrators.

The protests were fuelled in part by the arrest of a lawmaker from the BJP last week in connection with the rape of a teenager in Uttar Pradesh, which the ruling party governs.

In Thiruvananthapuram, protesters formed a human chain, while in Mumbai, hundreds, including film celebrities, called for the death penalty for rapists. In New Delhi they called for rape trials to be completed in six months.

In Surat, where the latest case took place, men and women held a silent candlelight march. Gujarat is Modi’s home state, where he was the Chief Minister from 2001 until he took national office in 2014.

“The body was recovered on April 6 by the side of a highway and, according to a post mortem report, the girl was sexually assaulted and murdered on April 5,” Surat’s police commissioner, Satish Sharma, told Reuters.

He said the victim – who was 11 years old, according to the post-mortem – had not yet been identified and that police from neighbouring states have been asked to help find her family.

A man shouts slogan as he participates in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Mumbai, India, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

“We have put our best teams in place with all senior police officials. To nab the criminals we first need to identify the body,” Sharma said.

The post-mortem revealed the girl had been strangled and smothered, with 86 signs of minor injuries, including sexual assault, he said. Some of the injuries were old.

Details have also emerged in a separate case of an eight-year-old Muslim girl belonging to a nomadic tribe that roams the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir who was kidnapped, drugged and held in captivity as eight Hindu men assaulted her.

There had been little progress made in the case until activists stepped up their campaign for an investigation.

“Let’s not pretend that these are all isolated cases and happened out of the blue,” film actor and director Nandita Das said at the Mumbai protest. “We have brought it upon ourselves as a society and we have to find a solution for it.”

The United Nations is among the international bodies that have condemned the problem.

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“We are deeply concerned about the prevalence of gender-based violence, including sexual violence against women and girls, which we are witnessing in India,” Yuri Afanasiev, the UN resident coordinator in India, said in a statement last week.

India registered about 40,000 rape cases in 2016, up from 25,000 in 2012, government data show. Rights activists say thousands more go unreported.

Additional reporting by Danish Siddiqui; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani, Sam Holmes and Sonya Hepinstall

Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ to clash with Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ this Eid?

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Apr
15

Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan’s collaboration has been creating immense buzz ever since it was officially announced by the makers. The untitled project will be headlined by none other than Remo D’Souza, hence it was obvious that the story would be around dancing. This much-ambitious dance-based project will be reaching a new high as Remo is reportedly contemplating making it in 4-D.

During an interaction with a daily, Remo revealed how he and his team are trying to explore the 4D and IMAX space as well for their next venture. He is still learning the technology and hopes that he gets it right to use it in an appropriate way.

If we go back in time a little, we learn that Remo’s last dance-based film ‘ABCD 2’ explored the 3D space and received immense praises for the visual excellence that the movie delivered. Remo revealed that while making the film in 3D was quite laborious, however, the risk paid off as the format enhanced the movie and made it visually more appealing.

Remo is quite aware that using the latest format for his next will be much more demanding. There are a lot of elements involved, more attention to camera angles, mark of the actors has to be paid. Remo emphasises how they don’t want to compromise on the story because of the technology, so they are still toying with the idea.

Currently busy with the shoot of ‘Race 3’, after wrapping up his schedule, Remo plans to head to Los Angeles to understand the technique of 4D better.

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15

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Fortnite Update Will Kick Out Jailbroken iPhone And iPad Users Once Again

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Apr
15

Fortnite is one of the most popular games on iOS at this point. The franchise is growing bigger each day with thousands of users joining in. Previously users had the ability to download and play the game on jailbroken iPhone and iPad models. Now, it seems it won’t last for long. The latest Fortnite for iOS update is not allowing jailbreak users to play the game on their respective devices. Once the game has been updated to the latest version, you will not be able to play your Fortnite sessions on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Latest Fornite Update For iOS Will Not Allow Jailbroken iPhone And iPad Users To Play Their Sessions

Epic Games’ Fortnite was previously blocking jailbroken users from running the game. However, the functionality was removed, possibly due to one of the updates. The latest update of Fortnite for iOS is now once again kicking out jailbroken iPhone and iPad users.

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Do take note that not all users with a jailbreak status are being locked out. This is due to the fact that many users have mentioned it on Reddit that they were able to play their Fortnite sessions even after the latest update was installed.

There was also a jailbreak tweak called Delectra which allowed users to play the game without any hiccup. However, as of now, the tweak has also stopped working. However, another jailbreak tweak by the name of ‘Plsignoralert’ is working for users. We’re not sure if the latter tweak will stop working as well. Do make sure that the tweak should not be tried with the main account as there are chances of it being banned eventually.

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In addition to this, Epic Games’ servers have been down for several hours now, so new Fortnite sessions are currently inaccessible. You can check the company’s status page for more details on the servers.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Fortnite kicking out jailbroken users from playing the game? Has it affected you? Let us know in the comments.

Milne replaces injured Cummins at Mumbai Indians

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Apr
15

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Mumbai Indians have brought in New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne as a replacement for the injured Pat Cummins, who was ruled out of the season and did not arrive in India. Milne will join Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman and former New Zealand team-mate Mitchell McClenaghan in Mumbai’s pace attack.

Though neither the IPL nor the franchise had announced Milne having joined the team, he has already linked up with the Mumbai squad and trained ahead of the side’s third game, against Delhi Daredevils, at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Milne had played five IPL matches across two previous seasons – 2016 and 2017 – for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

At Mumbai, Milne will also be working under bowling coach Shane Bond, his idol while growing up and with whom he had worked with when Bond was New Zealand’s bowling coach. Milne has played 70 T20s so far and taken 83 wickets with economy rate of 7.77; he’s also had good form for Central Districts on the domestic circuit in New Zealand.

He is Mumbai’s second replacement fast bowler after McClenaghan was drafted in for Australia’s Jason Behrendorff, who was also ruled out with an injury.

U.S., UK, France strike Syria to punish Assad for suspected poison gas use

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Apr
15

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they said were chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced the military action from the White House, saying the three allies had “marshalled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality”.

Later he tweeted: “Mission accomplished”.

The bombing represents a major escalation in the West’s confrontation with Assad’s superpower ally Russia, but is unlikely to alter the course of a multi-sided war that has killed at least half a million people in the past seven years.

That in turn raises the question of where Western countries go from here, after a volley of strikes denounced by Damascus and Moscow as at once both reckless and pointless.

By morning, the Western countries said their bombing was over for now. Syria released video of the wreckage of a bombed-out research lab, but also of President Bashar al-Assad arriving at work as usual, with the caption “Morning of resilience”.

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Damascus’s allies saying the buildings hit had been evacuated in advance.

Russia had promised to respond to any attack on its ally, and said on Saturday that Syrian air defences had intercepted 71 of the missiles fired.

But the Pentagon said the United States had “deconfliction” contacts with Russia before and after the strikes, that Syrian air defence systems had been largely ineffective and there was no indication that Russian systems had been employed.

British Prime Minister Theresa May described the strike as “limited and targeted”, with no intention of toppling Assad or intervening more widely in the war. She authorised British action after intelligence showed Assad’s government was to blame for gassing the Damascus suburb of Douma a week ago, she said.

In a speech, she gave a vivid description of the victims of the alleged chemical strike that killed scores, huddling in basements as gas rained down. She said Russia had thwarted diplomatic efforts to halt Assad’s use of poison gas, leaving no option but force.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the strikes had been limited so far to Syria’s chemical weapons facilities. Paris released a dossier that it said showed Damascus was to blame for the poison gas attack on Douma, the last town holding out in a rebel-held swathe of territory near Damascus that government forces have recaptured this year.

“ONE-TIME SHOT”

Washington described its targets as a centre near Damascus for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological weapons, a chemical weapons storage site near the city of Homs, and another site near Homs that stored chemical weapons equipment and housed a command post.

U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis called the strikes a “one-time shot”, although Trump raised the prospect of further strikes if Assad’s government again used chemical weapons.

“We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” the U.S. president said in a televised address.

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The Pentagon said there had been chemical weapons agents at one of the targets, and that, although there were other parts to Syria’s chemical weapons system, the strikes had significantly crippled its ability to produce such weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss what Moscow decried as an unjustified attack on a sovereign state. Diplomats said the meeting would take place in New York at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT).

Syrian state media called the attack a “flagrant violation of international law”. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called it a crime and the Western leaders criminals.

Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW were due to try to visit Douma later on Saturday to inspect the site of the suspected gas attack on April 7. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for their findings.

Russia, whose relations with the West have deteriorated to levels of Cold War-era hostility, has denied any gas attack took place in Douma and even accused Britain of staging it to whip up anti-Russian hysteria.

But despite responding outwardly with fury to Saturday’s attack, Damascus and its allies also made clear that they considered it a one-off, unlikely to meaningfully harm Assad.

A senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus told Reuters the sites that were targeted had been evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia.

“If it is finished, and there is no second round, it will be considered limited,” the official said.

Dmitry Belik, a Russian member of parliament who was in Damascus and witnessed the strikes, told Reutersl: “The attack was more of a psychological nature rather than practical. Luckily there are no substantial losses or damages.”

At least six loud explosions were heard in Damascus and smoke rose over the city, according to a Reuters witness. A second witness said the Barzah district of Damascus was hit.

A scientific research lab in Barzah appeared to have been completely destroyed, according to footage from Syrian state TV station al-Ikhbariya. Smoke rose from piles of rubble, and a bus parked outside was heavily damaged.

But the Western intervention has virtually no chance of altering the military balance of power at a time when Assad is in his strongest position since the war’s early months.

ASSAD STRONG

In Douma, site of the suspected gas attack, the last buses were due on Saturday to transport out rebels and their families who agreed to surrender the town, state TV reported. That effectively ends all resistance in the suburbs of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta, marking one of the biggest victories for Assad’s government of the entire war.

A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen on the main road to the airport in Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has let Assad crush the rebel threat to topple him.

The United States, Britain and France have all participated in the Syrian conflict for years, arming rebels, bombing Islamic State fighters and deploying troops on the ground to fight that group. But they have refrained from targeting Assad’s government, apart from a volley of U.S. missiles last year.

Although the Western countries have all said for seven years that Assad must leave power, they held back in the past from striking his government, lacking a wider strategy to defeat him.

The Western powers were at pains on Saturday to avert any further escalation, including any unexpected conflict with their superpower rival Russia. French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the Russians “were warned beforehand”, to avert conflict.

The combined U.S., British and French assault involved more missiles, but appears to have struck more limited targets, than a similar strike Trump ordered a year ago in retaliation for an earlier suspected chemical weapons attack. That strike had effectively no impact on the war.

Mattis said the United States conducted the strikes on the basis of conclusive evidence that chlorine gas had been used in the April 7 attack. Evidence that the nerve agent sarin was also used was inconclusive, he said.

Syria agreed in 2013 to give up its chemical weapons after a nerve gas attack killed hundreds of people in Douma. Damascus is still permitted to have chlorine for civilian use, although its use as a weapon is banned. Allegations of Assad’s chlorine use have been frequent during the war although, unlike nerve agents, chlorine did not produce mass casualties as seen last week.

A U.S. official familiar with the military planning said there could be more air strikes if the intelligence indicates Assad had not stopped making, importing, storing or using chemical weapons, including chlorine. The official said this could require a more sustained U.S. air and naval presence.

EXIT SYRIA?

The U.S., British and French leaders all face domestic political issues surrounding the decision to use force in Syria.

Trump has been leery of U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, and is eager to withdraw roughly 2,000 troops in Syria taking part in the campaign against Islamic State.

“America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria, under no circumstances,” Trump said in his address.

Trump has tried to build good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A prosecutor is investigating whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow in illegal efforts to help him get elected, an investigation Trump calls a witch hunt.

In Britain, May’s decision to strike without consulting parliament overturns an arrangement in place since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Her predecessor David Cameron was politically hurt when he lost a parliamentary vote on whether to bomb Syria.

Britain has led international condemnation of Russia, persuading more than 20 countries to expel Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England last month. May made clear that case was part of her calculus in ordering Saturday’s strikes.

She argued on Saturday it was necessary to act quickly without waiting for parliament’s approval. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn accused her of following Trump, hugely unpopular in Britain, into battle without waiting for the evidence.

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In France, Macron has long threatened to use force against Assad if he uses chemical weapons, and had faced criticism over what opponents described as an empty threat.

Reporting by Steve Holland and Tom Perry,; Additional reporting by Phil Stewart, Tim Ahmann, Eric Beech, Lesley Wroughton, Lucia Mutikani, Idrees Ali, Patricia Zengerle, Matt Spetalnick and John Walcott in Washington; Samia Nakhoul, Tom Perry, Laila Bassam, Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall in Beirut; Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge in London; and Jean-Baptiste Vey, Geert de Clerq and Matthias Blamont in Paris; Polina Ivanova in Moscow, Writing by Peter Graff and Kevin Liffey; Editing by Angus MacSwan

Pics: Katrina takes a break, flies to England

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Apr
14

Katrina Kaif’s social media debut which happened last year in April was one of the most exciting things in the entertainment industry. Not just her ardent fans, but even Bollywood celebrities welcomed her in the most special way. Ever since then, she has been extremely active on her Instagram and has been constantly posting updates which not only talk and promote her Bollywood projects but also give a glimpse into her personal space.

She will be next seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’ which also stars Anushka Sharma in a significant role. Reports claimed that Katrina will be seen romancing Abhay Deol in the film.

Recently, she took to Instagram to share a radiant sun-kissed picture of hers which took our breath away. She captioned it as “Waiting.”

‘Zero’ is slated to release on December 21, 2018.

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Fortnite Update Will Kick Out Jailbroken iPhone And iPad Users Once Again

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Apr
14

Fortnite is one of the most popular games on iOS at this point. The franchise is growing bigger each day with thousands of users joining in. Previously users had the ability to download and play the game on jailbroken iPhone and iPad models. Now, it seems it won’t last for long. The latest Fortnite for iOS update is not allowing jailbreak users to play the game on their respective devices. Once the game has been updated to the latest version, you will not be able to play your Fortnite sessions on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Latest Fornite Update For iOS Will Not Allow Jailbroken iPhone And iPad Users To Play Their Sessions

Epic Games’ Fortnite was previously blocking jailbroken users from running the game. However, the functionality was removed, possibly due to one of the updates. The latest update of Fortnite for iOS is now once again kicking out jailbroken iPhone and iPad users.

homepod-5Related Future Iteration Of The HomePod Will Not Leave Ring Marks On Wooden Furniture

Do take note that not all users with a jailbreak status are being locked out. This is due to the fact that many users have mentioned it on Reddit that they were able to play their Fortnite sessions even after the latest update was installed.

There was also a jailbreak tweak called Delectra which allowed users to play the game without any hiccup. However, as of now, the tweak has also stopped working. However, another jailbreak tweak by the name of ‘Plsignoralert’ is working for users. We’re not sure if the latter tweak will stop working as well. Do make sure that the tweak should not be tried with the main account as there are chances of it being banned eventually.

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In addition to this, Epic Games’ servers have been down for several hours now, so new Fortnite sessions are currently inaccessible. You can check the company’s status page for more details on the servers.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Fortnite kicking out jailbroken users from playing the game? Has it affected you? Let us know in the comments.

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