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In his career, wrestler Sangram Singh has had his share of highs and lows. Having spent eight years of his life on a wheelchair, he overcame several hurdles to become an international wrestler and a fairly successful one at that.
Having 873 points in his kitty, Kohli will have a chance to increase the 12-point lead over second-placed Australian David Warner at the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting in Dambulla on Sunday.
Infosys shares lost more than 10 per cent on both the indices during the day as the IT giant saw a loss in market capitalisation of about Rs 27,000 crore.
India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble “strict”, adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition.
In remarks at the State Department, Mattis told reporters President Donald Trump will confer with his national security team Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, and said the talks “will move this toward a decision.”
“We are coming very close to a decision, and I anticipate it in the very near future,” he added.
Months ago the Pentagon had settled on a plan to send approximately 3,800 additional troops to help strengthen the Afghan army, which is stuck in what some call a deteriorating stalemate with the Taliban insurgency. Some in the White House have questioned the wisdom of investing further resources in the war, which is the longest in American history.
The administration has said its Afghanistan strategy will be informed by a review of its approach to the broader region, including Pakistan and India. The Taliban have long used Pakistan as a sanctuary, complicating efforts to defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan and stabilize the country.
The outlook in Afghanistan is clouded by the government’s struggle to halt Taliban advances on its own. In its most recent report, the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said the Taliban hold sway in almost half the country.
Government forces also are battling an Islamic State affiliate that has carved out a foothold mostly in eastern Afghanistan. Trump has vowed to crush IS, so the affiliate in Afghanistan poses an additional challenge with no immediate solution. Just this week, a US soldier was killed and nearly a dozen were wounded in combat with the IS affiliate.
The US has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan. Their primary roles are to train and advise Afghan forces and to hunt down and kill members of al-Qaida and other extremist groups.
Trump has expressed frustration at the prolonged fighting in Afghanistan. Earlier this summer he raised the idea of firing the top US commander there, Gen. John Nicholson. On July 18, he said, “I want to find out why we’ve been there for 17 years.”
Asked Monday if Trump has confidence in Nicholson, Mattis demurred.
“Ask the president,” Mattis said. “I will tell you right now, he is our commander in the field, he has the confidence of NATO, he has the confidence of Afghanistan, he has the confidence of the United States.”
Trump is “looking at all aspects” of US involvement in Afghanistan “as he must in his responsibilities as the commander in chief,” Mattis said.
Lawmakers in Congress also are frustrated by the war and the prolonged debate within the administration on how to break the stalemate. Last week, Republican Sen. John McCain declared that “America is adrift in Afghanistan.” He proposed a war strategy that would expand the US counterterrorism effort and provide greater support to Afghan security forces.
‘Nearly seven months into President Trump’s administration, we’ve had no strategy at all as conditions on the ground have steadily worsened,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The thousands of Americans putting their lives on the line in Afghanistan deserve better from their commander in chief.”
McCain said bluntly, “We are losing in Afghanistan and time is of the essence if we intend to turn the tide.”
As many as 13 A320 Neo aircraft are on ground due to the Pratt & Whitney-supplied engine issues, forcing the airline to cancel 84 flights today, sources told PTI.
The airline however in a statement said that 8 planes have been grounded as part of a pre-planned exercise, and the cancellations are part of a revised schedule for July, August and September.
No new flight cancellations have been made. The affected passengers have already been accommodated with suitable options: IndiGo statement
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The frequent grounding of the A320 planes is taking place due to multiple issues, including engine failure, the sources said.
According to the sources, a total of 667 flights were cancelled by IndiGo between June 21 and July 3 this year, with 61 flights cancelled on June 27 alone, due to the grounding of these planes.
IndiGo president and whole-time director Aditya Ghosh had during the post-Q1 earnings call on July 31 said that “regrettably, there have been days when we have had to ground as many as nine A320 Neo (planes) due to lack of spare engines. While we do receive certain compensation from Pratt & Whitney for these groundings, the operational disruptions are quite challenging and we are not happy with that situation.”
The sources also said that of the 667 flights cancelled by IndiGo in 13 days, a total of 504 flights were cancelled between June 21 and June 30, while the remaining 163 were cancelled on the first three days of July.
A response to the queries sent to IndiGo on the issue was awaited.
A text message sent to the Director General of Civil Aviation, BS Bhullar, seeking response to a query whether the DGCA was considering grounding of the entire Airbus A320 Neo fleet with Pratt & Whitney engines, did not yield any response.