Indian Army, US Troops Play Advanced War Games In Uttarakhand


Yudh Abhyas 2018 will also see state-of-the-art equipment for surveillance and tracking

Chaubatia (Uttarakhand): 

On the fourth day of Yudh Abhyas 2018, Indian Army and US troops participated in a battle obstacle course, rock and ice craft wall, room intervention and unarmed combat. A joint military exercise between the armies of both the countries started on September 16 at the foothills of Chaubattia in Uttarakhand and it will end on September 29.

The 14th edition of the exercise “Yudh Abhyas”, which is hosted alternately by the two countries, kicked off with a short yet impressive ceremony that saw the unfurling of the national flags of both the countries.

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The experts from both sides will also hold discussions to share each other’s experience in varied topics for mutual benefit.

While the Indian contingent was represented by an infantry battalion of the Congo Brigade, Garud Division, Surya Command and a central command, their US counterpart was represented by the 1st Infantry Battalion and the 23 Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and 7 Infantry Division.

General Officer Commanding, Garud Division, in his inaugural remarks, welcomed the US soldiers and highlighted the commonly shared beliefs of democracy, freedom, equality and justice that are precious to both the countries.

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The two-week long event will see both the armies hone their tactical and technical skills

The two-week long event will see both the armies hone their tactical and technical skills in countering insurgency and terrorism in a UN peacekeeping scenario involving a combined deployment at a brigade level.

The exercise will also witness the state-of-the-art equipment for surveillance and tracking, specialist weapons for close quarter battle with terrorists, explosives and improvised explosive device detectors, as well as the latest communication equipment being fielded by both sides.

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Both the sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills

Both the sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well-developed tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in UN peacekeeping operations during division level command post exercise.

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The joint military exercise between the armies of both the countries started on September 16

The experts from both sides will also hold discussions to share each other’s experience in varied topics for mutual benefit.





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Arpinder Singh, Asian Games Gold Medallist, Eyes Podium Finish At Tokyo Olympics


Triple jumper and Asian Games gold medallist Arpinder Singh aims for a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after becoming the first Indian to clinch a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup. Before the Tokyo Games, he has a golden chance to test his mettle at next year’s Asian and World Championships in Doha, Qatar. “This year has been really amazing for me. Next year, there is Asian Track and Field (athletics championships) and the World Championships and I hope to do well in these tournaments,” Arpinder told reporters on Tuesday.

After the Asiad gold, Arpinder created history by becoming the first Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup at Ostrava in Czech Republic as he clinched bronze with a modest effort of 16.59 metres.

“My target is the Tokyo Olympics and I hope I get a medal over there as well,” said Arpinder.

“No doubt, the competition will be greater at the Olympics than the Asian Games. If we give our best, I’m sure we will get a medal. 17.17 is my best and even this year I did 17.09 in the inter-state (meet), so my performance has been very good. I am sure that I will get a medal in the World Championships if I do 17.40, which is my target,” he said.

Arpinder had jumped 16.77 metres in the Asian Games held in Palembang and Jakarta to clinch India’s first gold medal at the continental show-piece in 48 years in triple jump.    The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist has a personal best of 17.17 metres which he recorded in 2014.

Though he clinched a bronze at the IAAF Continental Cup, Arpinder lamented that the functions post the Asian Games hampered his training, which affected his performance.

“After the Asian Games, there were 10 days for the IAAF Continental. We came back and there were lot of functions, so training could not happen and the strength level went down….So our performance did not come good there.    “Next year I hope to do well,” the athlete said.

He said he took to triple jump after trying his hand at other events. “I started off in 100 metres but I failed.I was around 10-12 years old. Then I failed in 200 metres, 400 metres and then long jump. My father was very disappointed,” he said about his journey before taking to triple jump. 



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Nintendo Switch Online to Get 20 NES Games at Launch: Here’s the Full List


Nintendo Switch Online is Nintendo’s answer to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live. With Nintendo Switch Online launch date slated for September 18, Nintendo revealed more details on what you can expect in the way of games available at launch. 20 NES games will be available including classics like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Pro Wrestling (available for the first time since its 1987 release). More games will be added on a monthly basis. A month’s subscription for Nintendo Switch Online will cost US$3.99 (about Rs. 280), three months for $7.99 (about Rs. 560), and a full year for $19.99 (about Rs. 1,280). In Japan, the prices for those periods are JPY 300 (about Rs. 170), JPY 800 (about Rs. 460), and JPY 2,400 (about Rs. 1,380), respectively. There is a family plan as well, allowing up eight people to use Nintendo Switch Online for $34.99 for the year (about Rs. 2,450). Here’s the full list of NES games available at launch.

Nintendo Switch Online free NES games list

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Double Dragon
  • River City Ransom
  • Ghosts’n Goblins
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Gradius
  • Pro Wrestling
  • Excitebike
  • Yoshi
  • Ice Hockey
  • Baseball

Nintendo has also stated what you can expect post-launch too. October sees Solomon’s Key, NES Open Tournament Golf, and Super Dodge Ball. November will bring Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee. December has Wario Woods, Ninja Gaiden, and Adventures of Lolo. Games for 2019 will be announced when they’ve been decided the company claims.

 

It will be interesting to see how Nintendo Switch Online is when it hits. The lack of options for voice chat would mean hardcore Switch fans would have to resort to the likes of Discord while its low price point seems too good to be true. We won’t be surprised to see Nintendo ramp up the costs attached to its service over time much like PS Plus and Xbox Live have. Furthermore, the site teases exclusive deals for Nintendo Switch Online members, what these entail are yet to be known though we won’t be surprised to see these operate similar to added discounts on games for PS Plus and Xbox Live subscribers.

Considering that the Nintendo Switch is not available in India officially, it’s safe to say that we won’t see any local pricing or availability for the Nintendo Switch Online service either. So if you own a Nintendo Switch and are residing in India, you’d probably be restricted to online subscription codes for the service or Nintendo eShop credit via the likes of Amazon US.



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Asian Games Gold Medallist Swapna Barman Shows Her ‘Rare Talent’


Watch: Asian Games Gold Medallist Swapna Barman Shows Her


Asian Games 2018 gold medalist Swapna Barman displayed her rare talent. © Twitter


Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Swapna Barman displayed her rare singing talent at an event in Kolkata. The 21-year-old Barman had also come into focus for having an unusual six toes on each foot. Barman, who was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal took the stage to sing a few lines from a popular song. One of the visitors at the event posted the video on Twitter and said, “Very rare talent of Gold Medallist of  @asiangames2018 @Swapna_Barman96 singing a bengali song in a event at Press Club, Kolkata . A pure bong culture!”  






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Don’t ‘Play Games’ With Hurricane Florence


Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have died in the US territory in devastating Category 4 storm (AFP)

Washington, United States: 

US President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that the federal government was “ready” and “able” to handle Hurricane Florence, warning residents to get out of the way as the monster storm bears down on the East Coast.

“They say it’s about as big as they have seen coming to this country, and certainly to the East Coast as they’ve ever seen,” Trump said.

“We’ll handle it. We’re ready, we’re able, we’ve got the finest people I think anywhere in the world,” he added in a video message posted on his Twitter account.

Florence is currently a Category 4 hurricane on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale and was forecast to slam into the Carolinas later this week.

More than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders, and coastal residents frantically boarded up homes and businesses and hit the road as the storm approached.

Florence is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas.

Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet in some places were also forecast.

“Get out of its way, don’t play games with it, it’s a big one, maybe as big as they’ve seen, and tremendous amounts of water,” Trump said.

“Bad things can happen when you are talking about a storm this size. It’s called Mother Nature. You never know, but we know. We love you all, we want you safe. Get out of the storm’s way.”

In a separate tweet, Trump warned that the storm was “looking even bigger than anticipated.”

Trump also took a shot at the mayor of San Juan after she derided his claim that the administration’s response to Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico was an “incredible unsung success.”

Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have died in the US territory as a result of that devastating Category 4 storm.

“We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan),” Trump tweeted.

“Shame on you,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said Tuesday after Trump’s boasts of success.

“Nobody’s going to be singing his praises,” she added, calling the operation a “despicable act of neglect” by the Trump administration.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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Swapna Barman, Asian Games Gold Medallist, Invited By AIIMS For Treatment, Says Report


Swapna Barman, Asian Games Gold Medallist, Invited By AIIMS For Treatment, Says Report


Swapna Barman won a heptathlon gold in the recently-concluded Asian Games © AFP


Swapna Barman won the heptathlon gold in the recently-concluded Asian Games 2018 and earned praise from all quarters for her stupendous show. Appreciating her efforts, The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has invited Swapna Barman to treat her tooth infection and back pain. According to media reports quoting The Hindu daily, the premier hospital sent the 21-year-old a message in which they described her as ‘the nation’s pride’ and offered to give her the ‘best possible treatment available’. “You brought smiles on the faces of a million Indians, it is now our turn to make you smile without pain and suffering. The 2,000 resident doctors at AIIMS will work hard to ensure that you have the best possible treatment available,” the message read.

Swapna was reportedly scheduled to undergo tests and was considering surgery for a recurring lower back problem. The Asiad winner was facing back problems since the 2017 Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar.

“We understand that the athlete has problems in her lumbar region [lower back] since the past year and that the player is also possibly looking at surgical intervention after medical investigations. Her coach has noted that Ms. Barman’s medical treatment is priority now as there is a danger of her collapsing if she continues to compete,” the message added.

Swapna fought off a toothache and a stiff challenge from China’s Wang Qingling to claim gold in the heptathlon event with an aggregate of 6026 points, which is also a landmark as she crossed the 6000-point mark in the Asian Games competition.

Swapna’s triumph in the women’s heptathlon is the first-ever gold for India in the event at the Asiad. Swapna posted a score of 6026 points. Wang Qingling of China scored 5954 to take silver while Japan’s Yuki Yamasaki produced her personal best of 5873 to bag the bronze medal.




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Don’t Play Games With Hurricane Florence


Donald Trump said the US government was “ready” and “able” to handle Hurricane Florence (Reuters)

Washington: 

US President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that the federal government was “ready” and “able” to handle Hurricane Florence, warning residents to get out of the way as the monster storm bears down on the East Coast.

“They say it’s about as big as they have seen coming to this country, and certainly to the East Coast as they’ve ever seen,” Trump said.

“We’ll handle it. We’re ready, we’re able, we’ve got the finest people I think anywhere in the world,” he added in a video message posted on his Twitter account.

Florence is currently a Category 4 hurricane on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale and was forecast to slam into the Carolinas later this week.

More than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders, and coastal residents frantically boarded up homes and businesses and hit the road as the storm approached.

Florence is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas.

Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet in some places were also forecast.

“Get out of its way, don’t play games with it, it’s a big one, maybe as big as they’ve seen, and tremendous amounts of water,” Trump said.

“Bad things can happen when you are talking about a storm this size. It’s called Mother Nature. You never know, but we know. We love you all, we want you safe. Get out of the storm’s way.”

In a separate tweet, Trump warned that the storm was “looking even bigger than anticipated.”

Trump also took a shot at the mayor of San Juan after she derided his claim that the administration’s response to Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico was an “incredible unsung success.”

Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have died in the US territory as a result of that devastating Category 4 storm.

“We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan),” Trump tweeted.

“Shame on you,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said Tuesday after Trump’s boasts of success.

“Nobody’s going to be singing his praises,” she added, calling the operation a “despicable act of neglect” by the Trump administration.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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Manu Attri And Sumeeth Reddy Win In Three Games, Advance To Next Round


Japan Open 2018: Manu Attri And Sumeeth Reddy Win In Three Games, Advance To Next Round


Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy won a three-game thriller. © Twitter


The Indian men’s doubles badminton pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy won a three-game thriller to advance to the next round of the Japan Open 2018 on Wednesday. Attri and Reddy defeated Malaysia’s Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia 15-21, 23-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted for 54 minutes.

While the other Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa-N Sikki Reddy crashed out of the tournament in the first round held at Tokyo.

In the other men’s doubles clash, the unseeded pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a straight 12-21, 17-21 loss against the third seeded Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in 38 minutes.

In the women’s doubles, the pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy was outclassed by South Korea’s Chang Ye Na and Jung Kyung Eun 17-21, 13-21 in 34 minutes.






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Fortnite Nintendo Switch Video Capture Disabled for Performance and Stability, Says Epic Games


Fortnite developer Epic Games has confirmed that it disabled video capture on Nintendo Switch to improve performance and stability. The feature was removed with Fortnite v5.40.2 for Switch. In a thread on the Nintendo Switch subreddit, Epic said it would look at bringing it back as an optional feature in the future. This was likely the fix Epic talked about last week.

Here’s the full statement:

Hey folks,

You may have noticed we’ve disabled the Video Capture feature on Nintendo Switch as of the v5.40.2 client update. This was done for performance and stability reasons as we’ve been seeing a high rate of Out of Memory related crashes. Disabling this feature saves a significant amount of RAM while also having a positive effect on overall performance across the board.

We’ve since added a line about this in the Patch Notes and we’re considering the possibility of making this feature optional in the future for players who don’t mind taking a hit on their performance.

Meanwhile for other platforms, Fortnite v5.40 introduced sub-region matchmaking for South-East Asia, adding a new data centre in Singapore on Monday.

On mobile, Fortnite for Android recently passed 15 million installs, alongside adding support for more devices from manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Sony, and Essential.


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Asian Games bronze medallist Divya Kakran attacs Arvind kejriwal government for not support before asiad


खास बातें

  1. एशियाड की पदक विजेता दिव्या काकरन का दिल्ली सरकार पर हमला
  2. बोलीं-जरूरत के वक्त कोई नहीं करता मदद
  3. पहले मदद मिलती तो जीत सकती थी गोल्ड

खिलाड़ियों को जब प्रतियोगिता से पहले तैयारियों के दौरान मदद की जरूरत होती है तो कोई सामने नहीं आता. मगर ,जब खिलाड़ी विपरीत हालात से लड़ते हुए अपने संघर्षों के दम पर पदक जीतने पर कामयाब होते हैं तब सरकारें इनाम की बारिश करतीं हैं. अगर समय से मदद मिल जाए तो खिलाड़ी और बेहतर प्रदर्शन कर सकते हैं. कुछ यही दर्द  एशियाड की कांस्य पदक विजेता पहलवान दिव्या काकरन का दिल्ली सरकार के कार्यक्रम में छलक आया. उन्होंने मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल को खरी-खरी सुनाते हुए कहा कि आश्वासन के बाद भी मदद के लिए कोई सामने नहीं आया. यहां तक कि किसी जिम्मेदार ने उनका फोन भी नहीं उठाया.

 पहलवान दिव्या काकरन ने दिल्ली सरकार को आड़े हाथ लेते हुए आरोप लगाया है कि इन खेलों से पहले उन्हें सरकार की तरफ से कोई मदद नहीं मिली और यदि जरूरत के समय उन्हें मदद मिली होती, तो वह स्वर्ण पदक भी जीत सकती थी. दिल्ली सरकार की ओर से यहां बुधवार को आयोजित सम्मान समारोह में काकरन ने कहा, “जरूरत के समय कोई भी हमारी मदद नहीं करता है.अगर मुझे मदद मिली होती तो मैं स्वर्ण पदक भी जीत सकती थी.”  

 


काकरन ने एशियाई खेलों में महिलाओं के 68 किलोग्राम फ्रीस्टाइल वर्ग में ताइपे की चेन वेनलिंग को हराया. दिल्ली सचिवालय में मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल से बातचीत में काकरन ने कहा कि राष्ट्रीय राजधानी की सरकार ने पदक जीतने के बाद उन्हें मदद की पेशकश की, लेकिन ‘जरूरत के समय’ उन्हें मदद नहीं मिली.काकरन ने कहा, “मैंने राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों में पदक हासिल किया. इसके बाद आपने मुझे मदद का आश्वासन दिया.जब मैंने एशियाई खेलों की तैयारी के लिए मदद मांगी तो मुझे नहीं मिली.मैंने लिखित तौर पर भी दिया लेकिन किसी ने मेरा फोन तक नहीं उठाया.”


 

दिव्या काकरन ने मुख्यमंत्री से गरीब बच्चों की मदद की अपील की. केजरीवाल ने धैर्य के साथ उनकी बातों को सुना और कहा कि वह उनसे सहमत हैं लेकिन उनकी सरकार कई अवरोधों का सामना कर रही थी. अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा कि पहले की खेल नीति में गड़बड़ियां थी, उसे दुरुस्त कर खिलाड़ियों की मदद करने को सरकार तत्पर है.(इनपुट-भाषा)

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