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the combined mainstream and separatist forces in the Kashmir Valley are expected to create unprecedented turmoil.” The article also criticises the prescriptions of Satinder Lambah the former diplomat who has been the back-channel interlocutor with Pakistan regarding Track II efforts in search for a possible solution on Kashmir Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAmzad Khan a37-year-old who was recently arrested for alleged Islamic State (IS) links has told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that a Germany-based woman was the handler of a pro-IS community on a messaging app which spreads the terrorist outfit’s propaganda According to a report in Hindustan Times NIA is looking into Khan’s claims as the interrogation continues to progress on other fronts The report states that the woman is recognised by her vague chat group name Nau Lee on the Telegram app which apparently connects a group of IS-sympathisers across the world Representational image Reuters Khan who operated under a number of aliases online was popularly known as Ayan Salafi Khan in the online domain Khan was arrested in April this year shortly after he was deported from Saudi Arabia for his alleged affiliation to the West Asia-based terror organisation Hailing from Rajasthan Khan had emerged as a major suspect in the case against unknown and unidentified persons involved in Islamic State-related activities in countries at peace with India He was also believed to be the influencer behind brainwashing several Indians in Kerala to join the terror group Khan was the president of Junood-ul-Khalifa-Fil-Hind (JKH) a terror group that has pledged loyalty to IS and is responsible for sending recruits from India to Syria Now Khan’s claims about a German woman if proven true can establish the penetration of a systematic global network into the Indian social media domain The NIA says that it may consider approaching the other countries named by Khan but added that his claims needed to be verified first Meanwhile allegations that Telegram groups are being used as tools to spread Islamic State propaganda are not new In April this year reports emerged that a 30-year-old British Muslim Islamic State fighter has been allegedly using Telegram to push out bomb-making guidelines for his supporters to encourage them to launch bombattacks in London Various media reports emerging from time to time have suggested that the Germany-based app that promises heavily encrypted and secure messaging service has become the preferred mode of communication for terror outfits What makes it even more preferable to radical elements is the fact that unlike Whatsapp the app offers a range of security features including sending self-destructive messages It also has scope for much larger communities (up to 5000 people can join a group chat) as opposed to other similar applications The app’s website touts ‘heavy encryption’ and fast and limitless media exchange as its key USPs According to an article in The Verge the app is not only popular because of its stringent security messages but also because it allows any developer to build a Telegram client of their own This feature not only minimises the chances of hacking attacks it opens up a slew of local languages to be used as a medium on the channel A report in The Quintnarrates a personal anecdote of an author who happened to stumble upon a group where the handlers would single out people based on their religion and geographic location and approach them separately In India too reports have surfaced that pro-Islamic State Twitter accounts have been dishing out extremist agenda to people with a slightly religious inclination As long back as in 2014 NIA had busted a young Bangalore-based engineer said to be behind an anonymous pro-Islamic State Twitter account according to NBC News If Khan’s claims find merit during NIA’s investigation it will reinstates the suspicion that terror outfit handlers have already seeped into the India social media space waiting to vitiate young minds they find to be susceptible to be reprogrammed to suit the terror group’s agenda Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday declined to comment on who is likely to be nominated as the next candidate for the Presidential election File image of Amit Shah AFP "We are discussing and considering various names among ourselves and all the NDA constituents" Shah said keeping the party’s cards close to his chest On the names —RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and agro-scientist MS Swaminathan —suggested by ally Shiv Sena he assured all names would be considered and discussed before any final decision is taken "If you have any names in mind please give it to me We shall consider that too" he said jocularly addressing a press conference in Mumbai Earlier he gave a report card on the completion of three years of the NDA government led by Prime Minster Narendra Modi and its achievements in all sectors of the economy "Modiji is the most popular and most efficient prime minister of India since Independence The BJP has achieved in just three years what could not be done in the past 50 years" Shah said Shah arrived in Mumbaion Friday a much-anticipated three-day visit to Mumbai the highlight of which will be a meeting with ally Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday morning US urges Myanmar security forces to protect civilians aid workers | Reuters World Reuters Aug 31 2017 22:18:49 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 31 2017 22:18 PM | Updated Date: Aug 31 2017 22:18 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: July 8 2016 6:36 pm Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey thinks it is a “shame” that details of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White’s autopsy report was made public Top News Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey thinks it is a “shame” that details of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White’s autopsy report was made public The “Mask” actor was left devastated when Cathriona was found dead at her home in Los Angeles in September 2015 and earlier this week her passing was ruled a suicide with a report from the LA County Coroner’s office stating her death was caused by “multiple drugs effect” And Carrey 54 has now spoken out for the first time following the release of the autopsy report reported People magazine “When I came to Hollywood to make it as a comedian I soon learned that the details of my private life would be handed out to the media like free dinner vouchers I never dreamed that the people I love most in the world would also be on the menu What a shame” Carrey said According to reports Cathriona had taken a mix of prescription drugs including Zofran Propranol Percocet and Ambien and Carrey had texted her the night before she died asking if she knew where missing painkillers prescribed to him went Three of the prescriptions found at her house were under the pseudonym “Arthur King” and the coroner’s report stated: “Given this it appears likely that the bottles for ‘Arthur King’ found on (White’s) bedside table were the prescriptions he was referring to” The report stated that Cathriona became upset after splitting up with Carrey three days before her death She left two notes; one with instructions to have her belongings sold with the proceeds going to her family and another more personal one to Carrey about their relationship which included the line – “Please forgive me I’m just not for this world” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Updated: November 27 2016 8:25 am Facing ICC’s ball tampering charges Faf du Plessis has got support from peers who have said that ‘everyone does it’ (Source: AP) Top News Around a decade ago the fast bowling community in India was on a covert mission to find out which sweet candy suited them the most You can’t be a big snarly fast bowler and be seen with a toffee But they had their reasons They sought a sugary sweet that would generate the thickest paste on their tongues and subsequently help them in maintaining or altering the condition of the ball according to their requirements illegally Eventually it was Alpenliebe that ended up as the winner with Poppins— remember them — finishing a close second The ‘amazing mix of caramel milk and butter’ — as described by its tagline — present in Alpenliebe when blended with the bowler’s saliva would then aid the pacers in maintaining the shine on the ball for a lot longer once he got down to applying the ‘paste’ on it And its thickness would also make the ‘shiny side’ heavier also helping him in his quest for reverse swing It was their eureka moment “Energy ka energy sugar ka sugar aur ball bhi ban gaya” says a player who was part of the ‘search team’ The ingenious ‘tampering technique’ like the game itself has its origins in England Marcus Trescothick the former England captain had candidly revealed in his book Coming Back To Me in 2008 about having consumed copious amounts — close to 15 a day — of Murray Mints a popular candy in the UK while being the official ‘ball-shiner’ of the team during their famous Ashes victory in 2005 Murray Mints of course were Trescothick’s choice of confection The original discovery had been made by former England all-rounder Dermot Reeve who identified his county teammate Asif Din’s penchant to chew strong mints as being the reason why Warwickshire swung the ball for longer than any other team And this addiction for Murray Mints is among the first oddities you experience as an overseas player in the County dressing-rooms to the extent as one cricketer from Asia says “I would see boxes of them in there I first wondered how an entire team can suffer from bad breath” Ironically though it was a similar ‘slurp-up’ that South African captain Faf du Plessis was accused of in Hobart two weeks ago with camera evidence of him shining the ball with a candy in his mouth There was also another video that emerged last week showing India’s Test captain Virat Kohli seemingly indulging in the same act Though both skippers dismissed the allegations du Plessis was found guilty and slapped with a 100 per cent match-fee fine while the ICC found nothing wrong in what Kohli had done Code of silence If you ever wanted proof that cricket has lived out of a candy store for decades even if not openly you just had to see the outpouring of support for du Plessis from peers and former cricketers even some from Australia — the team that he’d technically cheated by altering the condition of the ball illegally — taking the ‘everyone does it’ stand The last week or so also showed up quite embarrassingly that the issue of ball tampering still remains a grey area for the ICC That ambiguity also stems from the fact that the governing body has forever been a step behind when it comes to curbing it For some however ball tampering has always been stuck somewhere between blatant cheating and gamesmanship Law 423 still remains as vague as ever But try speaking to any fast bowler about the business of ‘making’ a ball — the word ‘tampering’ is pretty much a ‘conversation ender’ with them — and they literally stop short of quoting the Omerta code like it’s some occult practice only fit for ears of fellow practitioners What they do reveal are tell-tale signs Like the next time you see the ball get tossed around to more players than usual before reaching the bowler’s hands be rest assured there’s something in the air “It’s a practice we followed as a team especially if it wasn’t doing anything While shining the ball you have all five fingers on the seam So all you’re required to do is just scratch the ball lightly with two finger-nails every time you shine the ball Now if four players are using two finger nails after each delivery imagine the state of the ball at the end of the over” says a former international cricketer “I’ve played with a few in domestic cricket who could literally chew up one side of the ball within two overs And I’m not talking about the way Afridi did it literally” he adds of the apple-bite episode This is not quite breaking the magician’s code But it’s probably the closest you’ll get to it Unlike the candy which is used to keep the sheen on one side for longer the sharper objects like finger-nails are used to keep the other side rougher For as we know reverse swing depends on the shiny side being heavier so that the ball swings in that direction unnaturally while its smoothness allows the air to pass quicker on that side while producing friction on the rougher side Now using your finger-nails doesn’t mean gouging the ball and making it look like it’s been in a washing-machine There’s a lot of skill involved here too especially these days with umpires constantly checking the ball and also repossessing it after every over wicket and during a break Whatever you do the scuffing up of the ball has to look natural “I played with a former Pakistani cricketer who insisted on being positioned at mid-on in a T20 tournament and suddenly the white ball started swinging like crazy towards the end After the innings he showed me the ball and he’d done it so artfully There were like concentric circles on the rough side No umpire could ever make anything out” he says “The secret is as a team to ensure you’re never under scrutiny Some teams even make sure only the most seedha saadha baccha (innocent-looking boy) is used to work on the ball” he adds The tampering tools Sarfraz the original It was of course a lot different when Sarfraz Nawaz was bamboozling batsmen the world over by rewriting the physics behind the movement of a cricket ball The former Pakistan fast bowler is adamant that only those who didn’t understand the science of reverse swing or the nasamajh as he calls them had to resort to tampering the ball But he does admit that it was a lot easier back then to get away with ‘working’ on the ball “The umpires wouldn’t bother with keeping the ball So teams would wait till the first 10 overs of the innings and during the water-break use everything from sand-paper to bottle caps to blades camouflaged in tapes over fingers to scratch one side of the ball and nobody ever knew what they were doing” Nawaz tells The Sunday Express While Nawaz is considered the inventor of reverse-swing he played an integral role in the first-ever public controversy over ball-tampering when he sued England’s Allan Lamb for having accused the Pakistanis for ball tampering in 1992 He eventually won the case with everyone including Lamb testifying that Nawaz himself had never indulged in any corrupt practices with the ball But Nawaz did witness video evidence of Wasim Akram Waqar Younis and Aaqib Javed openly scratching the ball with their nails during the case and he still sounds surprised “At that point Pakistanis were the only ones who knew exactly how to maintain a ball and get it ready for reverse-swing without having to tamper it When Imran (Khan) and I played together none of the other fielders were allowed to shine the ball” he recalls He adds how it then became a ritualistic passage of rites whenever a young fast bowler would join the ranks Considering how competitive Pakistani fast bowlers of the time were it’s not surprising when you hear about how one fast bowler an expert at ‘making’ the ball would maintain it perfectly for his spell But at the end of his spell he would apply a lot of sweat on the rough side of the ball so that none of the others got any help from his ‘work’ on the ball Reverse swing is more about the bowler than the ball itself according to Nawaz In addition to being able to bowl at a high speed you also need to develop a slingy release and try as far as possible to bowl into the wind But it doesn’t surprise him that teams would be keen to rough the ball up early “If you don’t have the speed and wait for the natural deterioration the reverse will be too slow to trouble the batsmen But if you rough up a ball that’s only 15 overs old then it’s still hard with an upright seam That way the movement will be quicker and you leave the batsmen with little time to adjust” explains Nawaz who developed the art at Lahore’s Bagh-e-Jinnah ground kept it to himself for four years before revealing it to Imran Khan on a tour to West Indies in 1974 Finding loopholes Though there are plenty of precedents for cricketers being pulled up like du Plessis for getting a little too comfortable with the ball in the last 25 years fielding teams around the world have never died wondering in terms of devising new tactics to defy what many feel is a pedantic law If John Lever was pulled up for using Vaseline over his eye-brows to help shine the ball but one journeyman cricketer tells you that teams still walk out to field with the moisturizer laced on their trousers while some use glue If not there’s always the sun-screen hair gel or the lip balm that can be brought into play from time to time For those who haven’t developed the taste for Murray Mints can always like Matt Prior go with jellybeans Even when it comes to roughing up the ball you can always play the law rather than play by it There’s always the rogue throw to the wicket-keeper where the fielder is clearly focusing more on landing the rough side of the ball on the abrasive part of the hard square forget about aiming at the stumps Or like Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad kept doing a couple of years ago in the UAE you step on the ball with your spikes ‘accidentally’ One domestic coach in Australia didn’t find it wrong to rub the ball against the concrete outside the boundary ropes and throw it back in Then there’s Pat Symcox A video on YouTube has the former South African off-spinner in a bizarre sequence from a Test in Australia in 1997 where he first seems to be scratching the ball before he — and this is at viewer discretion for graphic images are involved — lodges it in through the sleeve and rubs it against his arm-pits The late Richie Benaud is the saving grace on commentary “Hello Patrick…some people use deodorant others the leather of the ball” he says as Symcox continues to stink-up the ball There’s also the business of lifting the quarter seam — the one that runs perpendicular to the main seam cutting the ball into four quarters — by loosening the stitching which is known to assist swing “Some even wedge pebbles inside the gap to make it heavier You can never get caught with picking the quarter seam” says a player But despite the sophisticated levels to which the art of ‘making’ a ball has grown to there still exists a tinge of naivety — we aren’t talking about Afridi sniffing at the ball with his teeth—when it comes to understanding the science Merv Hughes recently recalled how Collin Miller once admitted to have scratched a ball that was only 3-overs-old to which the big fast bowler told the umpire “Can you please ask that idiot to stop scratching the ball” There’s also the case of Mike Atherton recalling how a young 12th man returned with the sugar-free Orbit when asked to get ‘chewing gum’ There have been voices and prominent ones like Richard Hadlee who have spoken about legalizing subtle ball tampering—as he called it in his 1994 column—letting players use ‘whatever means on their persons’ like finger-nails to scratch the ball Even as the ICC has tried to keep abreast with the players’ constantly-innovative sleight of hand bowlers from across generations have only echoed Hadlee’s words of ‘there being more parity between bat and ball’ when it comes to justifying their intentions especially when quality of bats keep improving on a daily basis and the rules continue favouring batsmen As one player puts it “Most batsmen are licking their lips when they face us like in the Alpenliebe ad So what’s the harm if we chew on one instead and get the better of them” IT’S NOT JUST THE BALL YOU NEED TO BE FAST SLINGY ACCURATE STRONG TO GET REVERSE SWING: THE SCIENCE Fielding teams do their best to maintain the shine on one side of the ball while keeping the other side rough and worn The shiny side also needs to be kept smooth so that the air passes over the side quicker than it does on the rough side due to friction ensuring that the ball moves in the direction of the shine It is basic aerodynamics DEGREE Of DIFFICULTY Theoretically even a club bowler operating at medium-pace can reverse-swing a ball that’s been ‘made’ for him But movement unconventional as it might be at that pace will hardly bother an international batsman NOT EVERYONE’S CUP OF TEA The delivery has to be bowled at well over 85 mph at least The batsman shouldn’t be given the time to adjust to the late movement You also need to change your action slightly to make it whippier or slingier like a Waqar Younis to generate that late movement No wonder Sarfraz Nawaz feels Jeff Thomson would have been the greatest exponent of reverse swing because of his action if only the Australian had a clue about it The length needs to be fuller than usual too even if it’s closer to a half-volley Bowlers need to bowl into the wind as it will assist the ball moving towards the shiny side When you are bowling downwind there is no resistance for the ball to encounter and therefore the swing is seriously curtailed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsA Texas Tech University police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday at the campus police headquarters according to media reports The suspect identified as 19-year-oldHollis Daniels was apprehended and the campus lockdown was lifted ALL-CLEAR: The suspect has been apprehended Lockdown lifted on campus Avoid TTUPD north side of campus https://tco/jOFvYnGgL6 — Texas Tech (@TexasTech) October 10 2017 University spokesman Chris Cook said campus police made a student welfare check on Monday evening and upon entering a room foundevidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia Cook said officers brought the suspect to the campus police station for standard debriefing During this time Cook said the suspect pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head killing him The suspect then fled University officials had issued an alert to students on social media urgingthose on campus to "take shelter in a safe location" Reuters further reported that a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was dispatched to find the suspect With inputs from AP Islamabad: A 25-year-old Pakistani woman suffering from cancer has been caught in the India-Pakistan rivalry as her medical visa application has been rejected by the Indian embassy in Islamabad according to a media report on Friday Representative image PTI Faiza Tanveer suffers from a recurrent ameloblastoma a cancerous oral tumour which is aggressive in nature She planned to visit the Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital (IDCH) in Ghaziabad and had already paid Rs 1 million in advance for treatment Dawn reported But the Indian High Commission rejected her medical visa application citing deteriorating ties between the countries as the reason for refusal according to her mother Parveen Akhtar Akhtar said the embassy officials told her that it was possible she may be able to get a medical visa if the Pakistan’s foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz wrote to India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on the matter She urged politicians in both the countries to help facilitate her daughter’s visa application The Ghaziabad hospital had invited Tanveer and her mother for treatment and they had requested a 20-day medical visa Akhtar said they were told by local medical professionals that chemotherapy would be challenging as the target area is a particularly sensitive one given the proximity to her ears nose and eyes They were told that the Jinnah Hospital would be able to perform chemotherapy but Tanveer’s eyeball would need to be removed for the process which Tanveer and her mother were unwilling to opt for Treatment in India is cheaper than in the US or Singapore Akhtar said IDCH had quoted the cost of treatment to about USD 20000 according to the report The Indo-Roman trade relations had.

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