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? are calculating that voters’ wrath would rain down on Republicans if the government lights go out. even though Mumbai got a few close chances to increase their lead. Amitabh Bachchan among others conveying their grief on Twitter. Last year in the ISL was a great learning experience for me and I am determined to build on it this season and help Chennaiyin retain the trophy, also said his move to the south coast club was a much needed boost.silly? He ignores the fact that if 1000 people are dying of starvationthen a rather large number must be on the verge of death as well By ignoring the impact of food security on these peopleBhalla engineers the Rs 50 lakh statistic Gurpreet S Goraya Kharar Truants in chief * This refers to For more than half of sittings in LSSoniaRahul absent (IEAugust 5) It seems thatmore often than notSonia and Rahul Gandhi have not been present at Parliament On the other handsenior BJP leaders LK Advani and Rajnath Singh attended over 80 per cent of the 15th Lok Sabhas sittings LK Advani is considerably older than Rahul Gandhiand yet he has outperformed him substantially Having said thatit is understandable if one stays away from Parliament because of illness It is amusing that Sonia Gandhi has now asked the Congress floor managers to ensure the maximum possible attendance of Congress MPs in both Houses Deepak Chikramane Mumbai Bleak House * This refers to Doing Housework (IEAugust 5) Parliament is an institution that is vital to sustaining a healthy democracy It is a forum to discuss lawsdebate important issuesquestion government policy and give vent to grievances But in recent sessionsmembers have shown utter disregard for the institution through disruptions and walkouts Bills have been passed with little discussion The opposition should be more responsible and less apocalyptic in raising issues At the same timethe ruling party must give the opposition legitimate space to play its role Anchit Mathur Delhi Birds of a feather * Reacting to Congress president Sonia Gandhis letter to the prime minister asking for justice for Durga Shakti NagpalSamajwadi Party leaders have asked why she didnt write a similar letter in the case of the victimisation of Ashok Khemkathe Haryana cadre IAS officer who took on her son-in-lawRobert Vadra The Congress is making all the rightpolite noises now But it is also guilty of victimising straightforward bureaucratswhoin trying to enforce the lawclash with the partys interests MC Joshi Lucknow For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: A special MCOCA court ordered police protection for four witnesses in the case of killing of journalist J Dey after one of them claimed that he was threatened by four unidentified persons at his house in the city File image of J Dey AFP Gangster Chhota Rajan is the prime accused in the 2011 killing of the scribe "The court (last week) ordered police protection for four witnesses" special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said on Tuesday The prosecutor had sought police protection under Section 19 of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) The witnesses will depose before the court in due course Over 100 witnesses including Dey’s wife have deposed so far Dey who was working with a city-based English tabloid was shot dead in suburban Powai on 11 June 2011 The court on 31 August last year framed charges against Rajan As per a supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI Rajan allegedly had the veteran crime reporter killed because he was miffed over some articles written by him Rajan was also allegedly angry with the scribe as he believed that Dey has portrayed him as a "chindhi" (petty) criminal in his upcoming book The book titled "Chindhi — Rags to Riches" was about 20 gangsters who rose from humble origins Rajan was arrested at Bali airport in Indonesia on 25 October 2015 and deported to India The first charge sheet filed in 2011 had named Satish Kaliya Abhijeet Shinde Arun Dake Sachin Gaikwad Anil Waghmode Nilesh Shendge Mangesh Agawane Vinod Asrani Paulson Joseph and Deepak Sisodia (all arrested) as accused in the case A separate charge sheet was filed against local journalist Jigna Vora for allegedly instigating Rajan against Dey due to her professional rivalry with the slain scribe Kabul: A key Taliban commander was killed during a special security operation in Afghanistan’s Wardak province the Interior Ministry said in on Saturday "Mullah Bashir the key Taliban commander in Wardak and who also served as shadow district governor for Nurkh district was killed during the operation on Friday" Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry as saying Two of his bodyguards were injured it added Mullah Bashir was in charge of organising attacks on security forces and conducting subversive activities Atletico Madrid moved into their new 68000 Wanda Metropoliano stadium to much fan fare but maintained the steel of old to edge past Malaga 1-0 Barca maintained their 100 percent record at Getafe but at some cost as record signing Ousmane Dembele looks set to miss the rest of the year Whilst Real Madrid shrugged off a host of absences to make sure they lost no more ground on the leaders with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad Here’s a look at five things we learned from the La Liga weekend New home same old Atletico Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone had called on the fans to make their new home a "pressure cooker" to ensure the special atmosphere at the departed Vicente Calderon isn’t lost Reuters "The memory will live with me for the rest of my life" claimed Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone at the sight of a packed Wanda welcoming their side for the first time before kick-off Simeone had called on the fans to make their new home a "pressure cooker" to ensure the special atmosphere at the departed Vicente Calderon isn’t lost The atmosphere was in danger of fizzling out after a nervy first 45 minutes with precious few chances But Simeone’s spectacularly successful reign has been littered with important 1-0 triumphs and so it was fitting that Antoine Griezmann’s solitary strike ensured Atletico’s moving in party wasn’t spoiled The fireworks were literally saved for afterwards in an unusual show of bravado from a club now sure of itself among the European elite Alaves suffer second season slump No points and no goals means Luis Zubeldia no longer has a job after just four games in charge at Alaves The Argentine had huge shoes to fill in compatriot Mauricio Pellegrino who led the Basques to ninth and the Copa del Rey final in their first season back in the top flight for a decade before leaving for Southampton With a number of key players also leaving or returning to their parent clubs from loan deals Zubeldia was faced with remolding an entire squad and hasn’t been afforded any sort of patience to get things back on track after defeats to Leganes Barcelona Celta Vigo and Villarreal Mayoral Madrid’s missing nine Madrid travelled to San Sebastian shorn of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack and seven points adrift of Barcelona Real boss Zinedine Zidane had lamented the club’s failure to replace Alvaro Morata in the transfer market in recent weeks but 20-year-old Borja Mayoral proved Madrid’s surprise hero at Anoeta to show he can supplement Real’s number nine options Mayoral scored his first Real goal and forced the error that provoked Kevin Rodrigues to fire into his own net for Madrid’s second before Gareth Bale secured a vital three points The new ‘BBC’ Villarreal’s Cedric Bakambu celebrates scoring their second goalagainst Alaves Reuters Villarreal inflicted the final wound for Zubeldia’s Alaves with a clinical display as Cedric Bakambu scored twice Carlos Bacca also found the net with the impressive Samu Castillejo playing a supporting role Indeed Villarreal’s front three was so good Bakambu nicknamed them "the new BBC" given Real Madrid’s inability to get Ronaldo Benzema and Bale on the field at the same time in recent months Barca’s bench boost Barcelona’s perceived lack of strength in depth cost them the La Liga last season and made Real Madrid heavy favourites to retain the title However it was Barca’s bench that saved the day after falling behind at Getafe Denis Suarez and Paulinho came on in the second-half to score and give coach Ernesto Valverde a timely boost with 105 million euro man Dembele out for up to four months with a hamstring injury India today clinched their firstTest series victory on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years with anemphatic 117-run win over the hosts in the third and finalcricket Test despite a valiant century by rival skipper AngeloMathews After setting a daunting victory target of 386 Indiamanaged to dismiss the Sri Lankans for 268 on a wicket whichslowed down considerably to wrap up the series 2-1 theirfirst overseas series victory since June 2011 against theWest Indies After setting a daunting victory target of 386 India managed to dismiss the Sri Lankans for 268 AFP It was new captain Virat Kohli’s first series win eversince he took over reins of the team from Mahendra SinghDhoni On an absorbing final day’s play the visitors took twoquick wickets in the morning session before Mathews (110) anddebutant Kusal Perera (70) scripted a spirited fightback tofrustrate the Indians The duo put on a resolute 135-run partnership for thesixth wicket the second-highest stand in the fourth inningsin Sri Lanka’s Test history Roy Dias and Duleep Mendis holdthe record of biggest fourth innings partnership with a 214-run stand Off-spinner R Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlerswith four for 69 while paceman Ishant Sharma scalped three for32 Umesh Yadav chipped in with two for 65 The last time an Indian team won a series in Sri Lankawas way back in 1993 under Mohammed Azharuddin’s leadershipwhen they sealed the series with 1-0 scoreline The fifth day’s action was not devoid of drama as moreon-field altercation took place with Kusal Perera beinginvolved in a heated exchange with Indian players Ashwin took the last wicket of Nuwan Pradep to bringabout India’s moment of glory triggering scenes of wildcelebrations in the dressing room as the players hugged eachother and picked up the stumps as mementos Ashwin provided the vital breakthrough by breaking thesixth-wicket partnership with Perera’s scalp The second newball taken after tea break turned the tide completely inIndia’s favour with Ishant getting rid of Mathews in the veryfirst over Mathews struck his seventh Test hundred as the skipper was solid from one end while the keeper-batsman Perera looked to go on the offensive With the pitch easing out and India rotating their bowlers in short spells the two batsmen made merry at the crease Their 50-run partnership came off only 85 balls as Sri Lanka crossed the 100-mark In the first hour after lunch they added 39 runs in 13 overs with the match hanging in balance Then the 200-mark came up in the 68th over On their part the Indian bowlers didn’t lose control of their line and length with runs not coming too quickly for any discomfort But the partnership increased as time passed and Mathews -Perera put on 100 runs off 186 balls Perera scored his second half-century of the match reaching there off 89 balls It was Mathews who was the star of the day though reaching his second consecutive hundred in the series off 217 balls He should have been out LBW at 93 but umpire Nigel Llong denied Mishra in the 70th over on account of an inside edge which wasn’t there It almost looked as if India would go wicket-less in the session but Ashwin returned one last time before the tea break to remove Perera The batsman threw his hard work away going for a reverse sweep and hitting straight to Rohit Sharma at point four overs before tea Rangana Herath (3) was the unbeaten batsman at the other end Earlier India kept calling the shots by reducing the hosts to 134 for 5 by lunch The hosts started the day at their overnight score of 67 for 3 With the ball still relatively new Ashwin completed his over from day four evening and was immediately taken off The pacers were deployed immediately with Yadav and Ishant beginning proceedings in earnest Ishant should have taken a wicket in his very first over of the morning when Mathews edged a delivery behind but off a no ball The Lankan skipper then denied any straight chance for the rest of the session as he went on to score a half- century off 118 balls Prior to that there were some moments of disappointmentfor the hosts as two of their main batsmen got out to poorshots on a day five pitch that was still easing out Kaushal Silva (27) was the first to in the third fullover of the day Yadav continued his short-ball tactics butaimed it better at the right-handed batsman this time whodidn’t find too much space to properly pull the delivery He simply lobbed a catch to Cheteshwar Pujara at shortmidwicket and the Indian made no mistake He had put on 53runs for the fourth wicket with Mathews Lahiru Thirimanne (12) came to the crease looking tomake amends for a lean series He started full of intent toscore runs and helped Lanka cross the 100-mark in the 36thover after which Mathews reached his half-century But hisproblems began as in the very next over spin was re-introducedwith Mishra Both spinners were deployed in tandem thereafter andAshwin struck in his very first over of the new spell Thirimanne looked to play against the turn and only managed tolob a leading edge caught by KL Rahul at silly point This wasthe fourth time in six innings in this series that Ashwindismissed the left-handed batsman Perera and Mathews then batted out the little session ofplay before lunch But despite an easier pitch than on thepast four days Lanka were still staring down the barrel On day one Sri Lanka had won the toss and elected tofield first but only 15 overs were possible after persistentrains washed out the remaining day’s play On day two Pujarascored his seventh Test hundred to help India scored 312 runsin their first innings 15 wickets fell on day three as Lanka were bowled out for201 runs and conceded a 111-run lead On day four Indiascored 274 runs in their second innings and took and overalllead of 385 runs Lanka won the first Test in Galle by 63 runs and Indiacame back with a 278-run win at the P Sara Oval in the secondTest PTI New Delhi: Having achieved the goal of a podium finish at the recently-concluded Champions Trophy in London the Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Roelant Oltmans has now set his eyes on his next big target — the Rio Olympics The silver medal winning feat last month in London was India’s best-ever performance in the Champions Trophy surpassing the bronze medal finish in the 1982 edition of the tournament "Our aim was always to win a medal at the Champions Trophy We have achieved that It is on the backburner now We have to look ahead and focus on the Olympics" said Oltmans after arriving in New Delhifollowing a successful tour India hockey coach Roelant Oltmans Getty The Indian hockey team returned home on Tuesdayafter a strong showing at the six-nation Invitational tournament in Valencia and a silver medal finish in the Champions Trophy which has propelled it to No 5 spot in the world rankings "The team deserves a much-needed break after all the hard work and then very soon it will be back to the grind as we sharpen up for the all-important Olympic Games" Oltmans said India finished fifth in the six-nations Invitational Tournament in Valencia after drawing 1-1 against hosts Spain in their final match The Men in Blue played in Olympic format with a 16-member squad at the six-nations tournament The 16-member team presents its own new set of challenges as reduced bench strength meant longer time spent on the pitch for players with lesser time for recovery off the pitch Fielding an experimental team which featured a lot of young faces making their debut in the Champions Trophy India scored 10 goals in the tournament The defence was the key factor in their march to the final as they conceded the second least goals in the tournament (11) behind eventual champions Australia Harmanpreet Singh was named the best upcoming player of the tournament "This was a great opportunity for me to play with the senior team and to learn so much from them Playing the 16-member Olympic format was challenging but also helped us gauge what we learnt at the training It ensured we are physically prepared for all scenarios and that we are in peak shape as a unit ahead of the Olympics" Harmanpreet said Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh who captained the side in the Champions Trophy is proud of the achievement and said the team is now completely focussed on producing a good show at Rio de Janeiro "We are proud of our achievement We are also grateful and overwhelmed by the support we have received from home After a long tour now we are focussed on the Rio Games We want to ensure a strong showing in Rio so that we can make our supporters proud We will have a few days break to rejuvenate ourselves before we resume the camp at SAI Bengaluru and get ready for Rio" Sreejesh said I must be prepared.

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