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DMDK? chose not to vote on Sunday.A shout by Shia clerics previously here would ensure long cues of voters outside polling booths but this time around most of them were deserted with youngsters outside keeping a close watch on the voters "Earlier Aga Sahib (Shia clerics) would tell us to vote and we would leave early in the morning to vote and there would be huge lines It was a decree but this time despite repeated attempts by religious heads we have decide not to vote It will make no difference" Dar 68 told Firstpost in his fields in the Sheikhpora area of Budgam when paramilitary soldiers were engaged in fierce clashes as the protesters tried to storm the polling both in the nearby village of Khag "In the past three decades I have never seen people so angry at the government Despite militancy elections were still being held and people would still vote even after 2008 and 2010 But neither the state government not the Centre has clearly understood the anger and pain on the ground" he added Ghulam Mohammad Dar in his field Firstpost/Sameer Yasir The ruling Peoples Democratic Party had designated minister in the Jammu and Kashmir government Molvi Imran Raza Ansari a Shia cleric party in-charge for the Srinagar parliamentary constituency of which Budgam is a part to woo the voters of this minority community But the low voter turnout even in places that have traditionally seen massive voting turnout in Budgam disappointed the cleric "There is no denying the fact that voting percentage has been low There are obvious reasons for this We have had a turbulent last year in which scores of young boys died on the streets That has had a definite impact on the polling This is not a win-win situation; no party can claim to have won" Ansari said "The voter turnout might have increased but the violence created an atmosphere of fear" he added A total of 1559 polling stations where at least 6236 members of polling staff were deployed for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat where the fate of two candidates National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and ruling PDP’s Nazir Khan was to be decided by 1261397 voters The separatist groups had issued a poll boycott call and militant activities have also witnessed increase during the past fortnight in the Kashmir Valley particularly in Srinagar and South Kashmir where polling in Anantnag parliamentary seat will be held on 12 April The deserted streets of Budgam on voting day Firstpost/Sameer Yasir But the massive violence in Budgam hit polling hard after forces opened fire on protestors in Budgam district leaving six people dead The news spread the length and breadth of the Valley despite an internet curfew and protesters took to the streets in many districts of the Valley Sunday’s voting was theworst electoral exercise in decades with most young voters resorting to violence Doctors at hospitals noted that most of the bullet injuries were above the chest "This government has failed to provide peaceful atmosphere and assurance to the voters The tragedy is instead of providing them assurance the government is freighting the voters" Farooq Abdullah said Meanwhile Omar Abdullah the working president of the National Conference tweeted: Have contested 6 elections over 20 years & have never seen this level of violence in elections in Kashmir — Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 9 2017 The separatist groups have called for a complete shutdown on Monday and Tuesday to protest the killing of civilians during clashes "The only way for us to express our collective grief at their death and share the sorrow with the bereaved family is to observe shutdown and register our solidarity with the martyrs and the cause for which they were killed The nation will observe a complete shut down on Monday and Tuesday" Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a statement The chief electoral officer Jammu and Kashmir Shantamanu said that a 65 percent voter turnout was witnessed in the Srinagar bypolls (the figure was later revised to 714 percent) and 200 incidents of violence were reported with six people killed and 17 injured Meanwhile dozens of soldiers were also injured through the day Published: June 6 2014 12:15 am Related News BJP leader Gopinath Munde’s death in a road accident has abruptly awoken those in power to this quiet crisis Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has spoken of making rear seatbelts mandatory — but the fact that even this patently necessary precaution has not been enforced so far is a telling example of India’s attitude to road safety Each accident is an isolated tragedy but collectively they are a public health emergency crying for policy attention Indian roads are among the most dangerous in the world responsible for one out of every 10 traffic-related deaths and these have been rising steadily every year Cars race with bullying trucks motorcycles lurch and weave pedestrians and drivers seem unaware of the rules and insensitive civic design can pose its own dangers The crush of traffic is only going to worsen and public safety interventions are essential to keep up with the growing pressure Accidents on the road are disproportionately harmful to the poor — cyclists pedestrians and the homeless are most vulnerable Small changes in transport management can bring about enormous drops in fatalities — clear signs and road delineations accessible thoroughways overbridges and underpasses A comprehensive road safety plan must focus on public awareness as well as a strict enforcement and penalty regime Apart from changes in physical infrastructure safety features on cars and bikes helmets and tail-lights reflecting surfaces and better fencing quality human monitoring is crucial When drivers are perfunctorily trained and licences can be bought there is little likelihood we can be made more secure While India still lacks a country-wide road safety regime there have been improvements when policymakers see the need for an overhaul Tamil Nadu was the first state to announce a road safety policy in 2007 and uses a GIS-aided accident data management system This data has been analysed to identify high-frequency points on the road and crash types — for instance whether drunk driving is the cause at certain times This information is then used to decide on specific interventions Road deaths are rarely seen as the responsibility of any one agency but we need a dedicated large-scale policy response to make our towns safer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Published: October 18 2017 12:50 pm Pep Guardiola react during Manchester City vs Napoli game (Source: Reuters) Related News Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain “This win is dedicated to them” Guardiola told reporters at the Etihad Stadium in response to a question on the matter from a Spanish journalist “We have shown in Catalonia that citizenship is bigger than any ideas We hope they will be released soon” Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against the Madrid-based National Court’s ruling to keep Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez behind bars pending investigations into sedition charges It follows the bitterly contested Catalan independence referendum which was ruled illegal by Spain’s Constitutional Court Guardiola a Catalan is one of the most famous figures associated with Barcelona Football Club having won multiple trophies there as both player and coach For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh:Counting of votes polled in the 11 October by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency began on Sunday The counting was being conducted in centres in Gurdaspur and Pathankot towns The fate of 11 candidates will be decided by Sunday afternoon Representational image Reuters Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Swarn Salaria Congress’ Sunil Kumar Jakhar and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Major General Suresh Kumar Khajuria (retd) are the main contenders Nearly 56 percent of the 1522 lakh registered voters exercised their franchise for the seat The voter turnout was much lower than the over 70 percent polling in the 2014 general elections The seat fell vacant in April following the passing away of veteran actor Vinod Khanna a four-time MP from the seat The fight is crucial for the BJP which is trying to retain the seat the Congress which recently came to power in Punjab and the AAP which is trying to emerge as a strong contender Chennai:Actor-turned-politician A Vijayakanth on Wednesday announced that Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) will contest the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in alliance with Vaiko’s MDMK the Left and Dalit party VCK Vaiko and Captain Vijayakanth PTI According to the agreement between the new alliance? 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Besides Poonam, shortage of staff in across Punjab is making their job difficult. “Happy burrdayyyy Pati Dev. love you ???? #bestlifepartner #soulmate #birthdayboy @harbhajan3” The two tied knot in the year 2015 in Jalandhar The 35-year-old off-spinner and Basra completed the wedding after a long relation The couple chose traditional attires for the ceremony Harbhajan has been out of the Indian side for quite a while and last played for India in March 2016 in a T20I match buthe has been a part a total of103 Test matches where he has picked 417 wickets While in ODIs he has picked 269 dismissals in 236 ODI matches It’s not only his wickets that make Harbhajan a special player for Indian side but also it’s his hard-hitting abilities with the bat lower down the order The right-hander has scored two hundreds in the longest format including the best individual score of 115 In 2001 he became the first Indian bowler to pick a hat-trick in Test cricket Bhajji achieved the feat against Australia after he scalped Ricky Ponting Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warner on consecutive deliveries Interestingly India were later asked to follow on their innings in Kolkata Riding on VVS Laxman’s batting heroics India managed to score a mammoth total of 657/7 and later won the match by 171 runs For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 27 2017 10:03 am Rajkummar Rao shaves half of his head for his upcoming role as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Related News After surprising everyone with his look in Raabta Rajkummar Rao is once again ready to don a different look This time the actor will gain around 10 kilos for playing Subhash Chandra Bose for an upcoming web series’ “Bose” If that wasn’t enough the 32-year-old actor has also gone bald to get into the skin of this character Rajkummar recently said that makers will soon release the first look of the film Directed by Hansal Mehta the series will be aired on Ekta Kapoor’s web channel ALT Balaji on August 15 The actor shared his half-bald picture on his Twitter page and wrote “Got a haircut done for #Bose We’ll soon put out the first look as Bose Until then these r the post hair cut picturesThank U @AalimHakim” Got a hair cut done for #Bose We’ll soon put out the first look as Bose Until then these r the post hair cut picturesThank U @AalimHakim pictwittercom/Z2Z8r7sOZ8 — Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) May 26 2017 Speaking about his role and preparation the actor told PTI “I am doing a lot of prep work for the film I am reading a lot of books and watching videos There is a lot of material in the script that is available to us I am learning Bengali for it and gaining weight… I am gaining around eight to 10 kilos We are showing his story a journey from his school and college days to his disappearance” Also Read:Deepika Padukone might star in the sequel to Badlapur Rajkummar insisted that he will not make use of prosthetic and will use minimal makeup “For the look we will not make use of prosthetic we will have less makeup We will find a way to get as close to his look as possible I am leaving no stone unturned for this” the actor added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News| Chandigarh | Published: January 21 2017 4:14 am Top News Amid the call for agitation by Jat bodies over quota issue the Haryana government on Friday announced the start of disciplinary proceedings against two more deputy superintendents of police indicted by the Prakash Singh Committee for their alleged negligence in handling violence during the Jat quota stir A spokesperson said consequent upon consideration of their replies to the show cause notice issued to the then DSPs Sunil Kumar of Sonepat and Sukhbir Singh of Rohtak the government has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings for imposition of penalty against them The two officers will continue to remain suspended The government has decided to chargesheet two more DSPs — Amit Dahiya and Rajbir Singh — for their alleged negligence in handling the violence For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vikram S Mehta | New Delhi | Published: March 7 2016 12:01 am The FM’s final doff to the energy sector was to double the cess on coal production from Rs 200 to Rs 400 per tonne and to direct that this money be used for financing clean energy Related News I am one of the quick-fire commentators who complimented the finance minister on budget day for both affirming fiscal rectitude and addressing the challenge of growth and rural distress On closer reading of the fine print I hold on to my initial reaction This said I was concerned at the brevity and imprecision of his comment on the energy sector I did not expect a more detailed pronouncement — the budget is not the occasion for sectoral policy statements — but I did expect a clearer enunciation of intent especially since energy has been an important part of the prime minister’s agenda This lack of clarity did lead to a sharp reaction from the market The stock price of ONGC tanked by 10 per cent It also triggered in my mind at least three fundamental questions: Does the government appreciate the severity of the crisis facing the petroleum industry Is it serious about reviving domestic oil and gas exploration And is its emphasis on clean energy substantive or a rhetorical flourish The FM made three policy announcements The first was that the price of gas from newly discovered fields would be determined through the market and linked to the price of alternative fuels It was not clear at least initially whether “newly discovered” meant discoveries yet to be made or those already made but not monetised It was also not clear whether the price would be linked to low-priced coal the higher-priced imported liquefied natural gas or to a fuel between these two price points The second was to switch the calculation of cess on oil production from a specific rate (fixed rupees per barrel produced) to ad valorem (percentage of value) This is what the companies had lobbied for and it was a sensible move The fixed charge of $91 per barrel produced was affordable when prices were hovering around $100 per barrel but a crushing burden in the current low price regime of around $35 per barrel What took the wind out of this proposal was the ad valorem rate of 20 per cent For at that rate the tax burden came down by only $2 per barrel from $9 to $7 and for so long as the price of oil remained in the current range In the event prices rise to the average level predicted by analysts of $45 per barrel in 2016 this benefit will be wiped out and companies will find themselves in the same financial straits they are in today I can understand the FM’s logic for imposing the tax He needs the money But what I cannot understand is the illogic of on the one hand expecting ONGC/ OIL to increase domestic exploration and on the other hand sequestering almost 25 per cent of their revenues through this indirect tax The FM’s final doff to the energy sector was to double the cess on coal production from Rs 200 to Rs 400 per tonne and to direct that this money be used for financing clean energy Again like the switch to ad valorem this was a positive Therewasalingering concern however that this money would be diverted for other purposes So far the clean energy fund has been managed by the finance ministry The money has not always gone towards clean energy research but for financing unrelated activities like cleaning the Ganges This concern might have been allayed somewhat had the FM assured listeners that the money would be managed by people with domain expertise and not subject to political or financial exigency The government must internalise three hard truths: One India’s dependence on oil and gas imports will increase in the short to medium term We currently import around 75 per cent of our requirements This will go up to near 90 per cent by the end of this decade We are and will remain hugely vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the international market Two the petroleum industry is in terrible shape According to consultants Wood Mackenzie every private oil company loses cash at $30 per barrel All are now on a massive cost-cutting exercise They estimate that over the period 2015-2017 the companies will take out $200 billion of expenditure and that exploration investment will drop from around $95 billion in 2015 to less than $40 billion in 2016 Cost-cutting will not save the highly leveraged companies from bankruptcy and there will be a plethora of stranded assets available for sale at a discount The message for us is there will be no interest in our high-cost complex and long-gestation exploration opportunities If anything the interest will be in our lower-cost shorter-gestation and technology-intensive marginal fields and that too by niche players funded by speculative private equity funds Three our environment is under stress Our cities are amongst the most polluted in the world our forest cover is denuding; the water tables are receding — the list is long Clean energy is the sine qua non for breaking the currently unhealthy linkage between growth energy demand and environmental degradation These three hard truths present the government with three clear choices If it wishes to accelerate exploration it will have to stop milking the ONGC cow Private investors will not step into the breach A downward recalibration of the ad valorem tax rate would be a positive first step Second if it wishes to increase domestic production it should do what many oil-producing countries including China the US the UK and Malaysia have done in response to the current low oil price regime and offer tax credits and exemptions for incremental production from marginal fields and enhanced oil recovery And third if it wishes to give a fillip to clean energy it should put together a more robust package of subsidies and concessions; place its flag on the masthead of electric vehicles and cement R&D partnerships between government entities private corporations universities andresearch laboratories Of course if it has no appetite for any of this it can continue to view the energy sector as a financial palliative The writer is chairman of Brookings India and senior fellow Brookings Institution For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSathish’s all-round performance propels TN into semis Bengaluru: Rajagopal Sathish’s unbeaten 34 runs helped Tamil Nadu clinch an exciting one-wicket victory over Uttar Pradesh in an enthralling quarterfinal of the Vijay Hazare trophy played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday Chasing 169 to win Sathish stood tall amid the ruins with a 38-ball cameo that comprised six boundaries Sathish came into bat when the score was 118 for six needing 71 runs for Tamil Nadu to reach the last four Tamilnadu’s Murali Vijay in action against UP PTI The man of the match did not get the needed support from Baba Indrajith (48) Ravichandran Ashwin (7) and Aswin Crist (4) towards the end of the chase TN play Gujarat in the semifinals on Saturday Tamil Nadu began their innings in a poor fashion losing Dinesh Karthik (0) Abhinav Mukund (2) Baba Aparajith (9) and L Balaji (0) for just 17 on the board India discard pacer Praveen Kumar tasted the first blood by removing Karthik and then Bhuvaneshwar Kumar sent back Mukund Aparajith and Balaji in a jiffy Nevertheless Vijay Shankar (22) and inform India opener Murali Vijay (33) stabilised the innings and brought Tamil Nadu close to sniffing distance of the victory target The duo put on 64-run partnership for the fifth wicket before Vijay was trapped leg before by Saurabh Kumar Later Sathish stitched a vital 37 and 35 run stand for sixth and eighth wicket partnership with Indrajith and Ashwin making the difference in the end India seamer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and leggie Piyush Chawla scalped three wickets each for Uttar Pradesh while Praveen Kumar and Saurabh Kumar bagged a wicket each but could not restrict Tamil Nadu pull off a thrilling victory Opting to bat Uttar Pradesh posted 168 all out in 482 overs with Rinku Singh being the top scorer with a 97-ball 60 runs Uttar Pradesh too suffered a bad start as half of the team was back in the pavillion with the score reading 41 Piyush Chawla was the second highest scorer (29) and seven other batsmen could not reach double digits Balaji was the most successful bowler for Tamil Nadu who scalped Shubham Chaubey (6) Saurabh Kumar (3) and Akshdeep Nath (13) Sathish who bagged one wicket and scored a match-winning knock was declared man-of-the-match Patel helps Gujarat sneak into Vijay Hazare semis Alur: Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel struck an fine fifty while Axar Patel chipped in with an unbeaten 36 after picking up two crucial scalps to edge out Vidarbha by two wickets on Thursday and advance to the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament File image of Parthiv Patel Getty Chasing 196 for a win at the KSCA Cricket (3) Ground Gujarat rode on opener Parthiv’s strokeful 57 to achieve the target in 481 overs Gujarat though did see wickets tumble as left-arm medium Ravikumar Thakur and off-spinner Akshay Wakhare bagged three wickets each but Axar made sure that he stays firm with Harshal Patel (15 not out) to ensure victory Earlier electing to bat Vidarbha started off well with fifties from opener Faiz Fazal (52) and Jitesh Sharma (51) but soon their innings ran into rough weather After the 96-run openig stand one-down Ganesh Satish also contributed with a useful 47 but the rest of the batting folded like a pack of cards Sharing the new ball with Rush Kalaria Jusprit Bumrah bagged four wickets while off-spinner Rujul Bhatt and man of the match Axar chipped in with two wickets apiece Gujarat will take on Tamil Nadu who edged past Uttar Pradesh by one wicket in the other quarter-final in Bengaluru in second the semi-final here on December 26 Brief Scores: Vidarbha 195 in 48 overs (Faiz Fazal 52 Jitesh Sharma 51 Ganesh Satish 47; Jasprit Bumrah 4-38) Gujarat 198/8 in 481 overs (Parthiv Patel 57 Axar Patel 36 not out; Rujul Thakur 3-46 Akshay Wakhare 3-30) PTI Los Angeles: Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro refused to be drawn on speculation the European champions are set to smash the world transfer record for 18-year-old Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe but insisted the Frenchman’s arrival wouldn’t spell the end for Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid Madrid sports daily Marca reported on Tuesday that Real are set to beat a host of European rivals including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City with a bid of up to 180 million($210 million 160 million) to snap up Mbappe who starred as Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season "Mbappe is not a Real Madrid player so I can’t speak about him" said Casemiro who faced the media on Tuesday rather than coach Zinedine Zidane on the eve of Real’s friendly clash against Manchester City in Los Angeles File image of Kylian Mbappe AFP According to the Marca report Real are set to pay between 150-160 million with add-ons of between 20-30 million for Mbappe dwarfing the current world transfer record of 105 million Manchester United paid to lure Paul Pogba from Juventus last year Reports in the French press earlier claimed Zidane had told Mbappe one of Real’s star ‘BBC’ front three of Ronaldo Karim Benzema or Gareth Bale could be sold to ensure the teenager gets enough time on the field should he move to the Spanish capital Ronaldo has quashed rumours that he could be looking for an exit after being hit with tax fraud allegations by Spanish prosecutors for which he will have to attend court next week However Casemiro believes Mbappe can co-exist with Ronaldo Bale and Benzema "We know the quality he has but we have the BBC who also do a lot of damage The best players are here" Ronaldo is not on tour with Real in the United States as he enjoys an extended break after captaining Portugal at the Confederations Cup and will not join up with the squad until 5 August on their return to Madrid before facing Ronaldo’s former club Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup just three days later in Skopje Macedonia "We have Cristiano the best player in the world" added Casemiro "We miss him but we are waiting for him with open arms" New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said he is hopeful of the Himachal Pradesh government giving the go ahead for the World Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala following a meeting with state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thakur said he expects the March 19 match to go ahead as scheduled despite the Himachal government stating that it does not want to host the game "I am very hopeful (of the match taking place) The meeting (with CM yesterday) was held in a very positive atmosphere The state government will also try and speak to those (families and few others) who have raised concerns I am very hopeful of a positive outcome The state government have to announce that the match is on From the BCCI’s side the match is on" Thakur said here File photo of Anurag Thakur PTI Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh had earlier expressed inability to provide security for the marquee clash in the wake of objections raised by the Kangra-based families of martyrs and ex-servicemen who consider hosting Pakistan as an "insult" to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pathankot airbase terror attack in January The BJP MP further said a decision was taken that any bilateral match between India and Pakistan will not be held in Dharamsala but the World T20 game must take place as the state and country’s image is at stake "It was decided (in the meeting) that in case of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan no matches should be held in Dharamsala But the venues for the World T20 were decided a year ago and to organise the match elsewhere now is almost impossible So we (BCCI) and the state government are making our best efforts to sort out the issue at the earliest "Bilateral series is a different ball game But this is is a world event and India has the honour to host the event We are not hosting with any other country India is the sole host and onus is on us to make it a successful event" he said Asked about the objections raised by families of martyrs post the Pathankot attack Thakur said: "We all condemn the Pathankot attack But at the same time we can’t bring politics to sports "We have the utmost respect for our martyred soldiers and their families but some of the people (mainly politicians) who are objecting to the game are same people who let Pakistan play in Dharamsala post Kargil War In 2005 these same people were seen with the Pakistani players" said the BCCI secretary who is also heading Himachal cricket He said the BCCI doesn’t have a Plan B if the match is not allowed to take place "There is no Plan B It is anyway not easy to make changes at the last moment" said Thakur He said the Chief Minister has assured that there is enough security personnel in the state for the big match "I asked the CM that if there is a shortage of security personnel in HP you can also take the help of central government But he has assured that the state has enough policemen to provide security" Thakur added PTI Nagpur: In-form opener Murali Vijay feels the intense pressure put on the visiting South African batsmen by India’s spin bowlers has paved the way for the home team’s domination of the four-match Test series so far "To be honest the pressure we have put on the batsman it was incredible to watch from the close-in It is a cat-and-mouse game everybody trying to come one up and the bowler trying to come up on the batsman and it has been going well for us" Vijay told reporters at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha on Monday ahead of the third match of the four-Test rubber commencing on 25 November Murali Vijay in action during the Mohali Test AP "It is the pure pressure we put on them and obviously the same vice versa When we go out to bat we have our plans and they are also putting immense pressure So it is a good contest to be a part of" the opener remarked further about the series in which India are 1-0 up after winning the opener at Mohali that was followed by the rain-hit drawn second game at Bengaluru The Proteas’ batting line-up folded up for scores of 184 and 109 at Mohali which India won by 109 runs and 214 in the first innings of the Bengaluru Test to which the hosts replied with 80 for no loss on day one after which no play was possible because of rain and wet ground The visitors collapsed in a heap against the home team’s triple spin attack in the two innings at Mohali and were equally clueless in Bengaluru too – barring A B de Villiers – against Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja (Mishra was left out) in the only completed innings Vijay said the team’s confidence was high after the good show so far and he did not think the Mohali batting show when they were shot out for 201 and 200 was a cause for worry "The confidence is really high as for now because we had a good game and the first day was in our favour I don’t knowthe batting is a worry for us because everybody is one match away from a big knock and this match may be the one" He was modest about his own form that has seen him score 75 47 and 28 not out in conditions that have helped spinners "I am trying to play my best and put the Indian team in a good position and so far so good it has been coming out well for me I am in a good state of mind and that is more important for me at the moment" said Vijay who made his debut at this venue in 2008 against Australia" Recalling that game the Tamil Nadu batsman said it gives him a good feeling to be back at this ground where he opened with Virender Sehwag "This ground means a lot to me because I made my debut here It is a special feeling to come to this dressing room It is always nice to come here" Vijay said while it may be too early to assess his own recent performance he has benefited from being a regular part of the Test team "I think it’s too early to answer that question because I have a lot of seasons to go I prepare my game for all the three formats of the game but at the moment I am fitting into the Test team so obviously I am working hard My aim is to keep improving every session and add value to the team "At the moment I am the right space and as I told you for the past two years I have been travelling around and got good experience of how you got to organise yourself out in the middle so a lot of learning happened" Asked about opening with a flamboyant batsman like Shikhar Dhawan Vijay said he has a good rapport with all the top order batsmen through playing in domestic cricket "All of us in the top 5 I have a good rapport with everyone because we have played the domestics together It has been good but as I told you before it is just knock away for Shikhar to get the big one and for everybody it is the same We are working as a pack so obviously our goal is to the win the game and put the team in a better position we go in to bat That is our criteria at the moment" Vijay said he could not talk about the pitch prepared for the match which according to reports is dry and would aid spin as he had come directly to the media briefing without going to the ground "I straightaway came to the press conference and didn’t go to ground Hopefully it should be a good sporting wicket" On Jadeja’s fine comeback after being left out Vijay said he was an asset to the team with his all-round abilities "He is a great asset to the team because he can bowl he can field well and he is a good batsman at that slot and he has done really well for himself after coming back" The Test opener said he was not affected too much either by criticism or praise "It is the way you take things People are always going to talk whether you perform or not It is a very individual oriented thing Actually I like to be criticised because I can get good points out of it maybe I can work on it At times it helps so I don’t give too much thought about criticism or praise It should be balanced I think" While agreeing that a big crowd support was welcome he said the players don’t have time to think about this aspect "If you get into a game with this intensity you don’t really think about the crowd because already there are a lot of things to think about But it will be adding value if lot of people turn up at the ground and support us and it will be great fun" PTIPetra Kvitova advances with 6-0 6-4 win over Sorana Cirstea 2250 hrs IST:? which she teemed with black lace-up heels from Salvatore Ferragamo.
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