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Following the hikeVerkathe brand of Milkfedfull cream milk has been priced at Rs 40 a kg against Rs 38 a kg while milk with 4% fat has been priced at Rs 37 a kg against Rs 36 a kg Last timethe halwais had hiked the prices of their products during the Raksha Bandhan season in 2012 For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRASAD JOSHI | Pune | Updated: May 6 2014 5:40 pm Related News Low-Cost solar-operated obstacle avoidance belt for visually-challenged persons has been developed by a team of students from Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s College of Engineering The device which has received good reviews at several national platforms communicates distance and direction of the obstacle within a range of 15 meters to the user through vibration Digvijay Singh Raghuvanshi a B-Tech Mechanical engineering student Isha Dutt B-Tech (Bio-Medical) and Saif Nazi B Tech (Electronics) have devised the belt “Our invention is a wearable belt with three ultrasonic sensors strategically mounted on an innovative mechanism Each sensor has a field of detection of about 60 degrees and a four- feet range The mechanism allows a 3-D scan of the environment which is immediately ahead of visually-challenged person Its demonstration was successful at the Poona School and Home for the Blind” Raghuvanshi said whose views were echoed by the other two team members Elaborating cost-effective features of device students said they have used cheaper raw materials due to which the device costs lesser than other sensors Two-working hour rechargeable battery charge indicators and intelligent power switching between solar and battery are the additional features Anand Bhalerao principal of Bharati Vidyapeeth University’s College of Engineering said the “i-Odan” could address the difficulties faced in day-today navigation by visually-challenged persons The cost-effectiveness of the device has enhanced its scope for pragmatic use at mass level he added The ‘’i-Odan’’ was adjudged as “best project” at competition and exhibition organised by the Indian Institute of Technology BHU recently and was also among top finalists during a competition held at the IIT (Bombay) in January 2014 It was also selected and invited as the “Top 20 Ideas of Commercialisation Potential” by the Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India last year For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppThe reports of ‘fake news’ cyber attack on Qatari news agenciesand the vehement denial by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) brings to mind one of PG Wodehouse’s iconic characters When caught red handed at some underhanded deal by his aristocratic sister the trembling Lord Emsworth was advised to stick to the policy of "stout denial" and admit nothing The policy worked well for the embattled peer but probably won’t for the royals who head the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries Somebody has spilt the beans It may be recalled that late in the night of 21 May 2017 hackers planted a story on Qatar state television which showed the Emir of Qatar addressing a military graduation ceremony While the audio was suppressed an online ticker alleged that the Emir had expressed support for Hamas Hezbollah Iran and Israel and worse prophesied a short tenure for the Trump presidency Representational image Reuters The Qatar News Agency’s Twitter account was also briefly hacked where remarks were attributed to the foreign minister calling for removal of ambassadors from various Gulf countries Qatar immediately denied that any such remarks were made but the story was picked up by Arab news channels leading to a virtual storm of criticism Worse Saudi Arabia and UAE then blacked out all Qatari TV news channels —including Al Jazeera —ensuring that the denials by the Qatari government of any such remarks quite literally fell on deaf ears If the intention was to create a crisis it succeeded About two weeks later the Saudi-led alliance announced what was in effect a modern day blockade on Qatar It is now reported that the whole sorry tale did start from the UAE as Qatar had alleged all the while The Washington Postreported that US intelligence agencies were able to home in on a 23 May meeting meeting of senior UAE officials where the plan to hack into Qatar’s national Television was probably made While the jury is still out on whether the UAE was directly responsible —or instigated it — what is notable is the use of cyberspace to create conditions necessary to pressure a country and create near-war conditions To most of us the threat of cyber war seems faintly incredible While the jargon of the cyberage like bots worms blackhats and whitehats are now part of our conversation the fact that it could actually be part of war making still seems part of Hollywood popcorn But cyber warfare is already out there and has been for some time The Stuxnet virus that was induced into the Iranian nuclear program was detected way back in 2010 after it had attacked at least 15 Iranian facilities including the Bushehr unit which reportedly damaged984 centrifuges The attack virtually put paid to Iranian nuclear ambitions for several years The source of the attack was never traced though Edward Snowden was quoted as saying that it had been a joint US-Israeli effort As analysts studied the virus it was realised that it had infected several hundred thousand computers through aWindows OS programme but did not cause damage elsewhere because that was not what it was designed to do So that’s the two worst things of a cyber attack Finding its source is a hundred times difficult than the proverbial needle in the haystack At least the haystack is a physical and a given entity Notice that the CIA did not "trace" the source of the hacking on Qatar to UAE What it did apparently find however was evidence of a meeting of officials More recently another cyber attack was waged in a near war-like situation In 2014 the situation in Ukraine began to climb into violence as the pro-Russian president was removed following the Euromaidan protests Soon after Russian special forces were said to have infiltrated into Crimea and later effectively annexed it As Russian speaking populations in other parts of Ukrainealso began to “rebel” and the situation worsened a severe cyber attack hit the power grid leaving around 700000 homes in the area of Ivano-Frankvisk without electricity The date was 23 December the height of winter when the temperature drops to minus four Researchers linked it to a malware called “Black Energy” that was designed to prevent computers from rebooting This was the first attack on a country’s energy system and it was the first known systematic attack on a country as part of a war effort A year later it emerged that the ‘good guys’ were also engaged in cyber warfare against the most violent group of this century the Islamic State In 2016 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced what was the first wartime assignment of the country’s Cyber Command While no details were released experts note that this could be waged on two fronts First is a world wide relatively open US-led effort to counter the extremely sophisticated messaging that the Islamic State uses to recruit young Muslimsto fight for an Islamic Caliphate That effort is mostly tied to counter-messaging where the weaknesses and the failures of the Islamic State are highlighted and sometimes invented While experts claim that terrorist recruitment dropped from 2000 a month to barely 500 it must be kept in mind that the reverse would have been the case if Islamic State had continued its victorious grabbing of territory The crux of this effort is therefore still tied to military success on the battlefield where the Islamic State is credibly seen as failing in its tall claims A second cyber effort may have directly led to crippling of the Islamic State war machine Attacks have been launched on the Islamic State computer network that purportedly included false messages to and from commanders thus leading Islamic Stateforces into a trap where they were killed from the air or by ‘allies’ on the ground Theother hints that were dropped were about cyber attacks against financial networks and the entire communications effort of the group Whether or not such efforts worked is unclear But discreet publicity would well have worked its way into the Islamic Statecommand system and its"trust" factor On the US side it meant more money for large corporations like Lockheed Martin Raytheon Northrop Grumman and others who had all jumped on the "cyber" gravy train There is clearly a downside to the use of this new arm of warfare In June this year a huge cyber attack originating from Ukraine spread across much of the world In Kiev technicians had to shift to manual overdrive to monitor radiation at the damaged Chernobyl nuclear sitewhileshipping companies like Maersk and drug companies in the US scrambled to respond It emerged that the attack used the same hacking tools used earlier (May 2017) in the “Wanna Cry” attack which was derived from hacking tools originating from the National Security Agency of the United States It seemed that the worm had quite literally turned As with the nuclear genie which slipped out from US shores it is now open season for cyber criminals and warriors As technology moves forward it is tempting to see cyber war as the “new” form of war that will swiftly replace tanks aircraft and artillery guns that still form the nucleus of a country’s battle readiness As indicated above this is far from the truth To win you still need to hold ground or allow your ally to do so Cyber warfare can help you get there but as of now it is just another medium through which war can be fought for a larger objective So what is the objective of what analysts call the "new age warfare" of the present It is certainly true that technology has changed the way we fight The skill of the charioteer has given way to the brain of the supercomputer but it still hasn’t changed the basics of war?

there’s male or a female swimmer emoji now.According to Google more than 90 per cent of the online population uses emoji while chatting or commenting and while the list of emojis is growing diversity has not been a part of the same For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: August 24 2011 10:26 am Related News Hollywood star Megan Fox is removing her tattoo of screen siren Marilyn Monroe in a bid to avoid attracting negative energy The 25-year-old actress began laser treatment on her forearm inking earlier this year and said that she wanted to get rid of the tattoo because she thinks the late screen icon is a negative characterreported Daily Mail “I’m removing it It is a negative characteras she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life” said Fox Talking about the meaning behind her Monroe tattooFox had previously said”I really admire Marilyn Monroebut I would never try to emulate her I got the tattoo as a warning It warns me not to let myself be treated so badly by the film industry so that it breaks me down” It’s not the only thing Fox has grown to regret she also removed her navel piercing when she was 20 “I did it when I was 16 years old because I was a fan of Britney Spears The only time I tried to imitate someone else But then I thought it was tacky and so I removed it when I turned 20” she said The ‘Transformers’ actress has around nine tattoos and her other inkings include a quote on her shoulder reading ‘We will all laugh at gilded butterflies’ and a tribal mark on her left wrist She also has a tribute to her ‘Passion Play’ co-star Mickey Rourke57 “Mickey is such a beautifulwonderful human being He’s so genuine and so sweet and so talented I just love him to death I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honour of him It’s on my ribs” said Fox For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe massive victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has led to many Left and secular critics pointing out the limitations of democracy in India Their contention is that how come the ruling party of a state nearly 19 percent of whose population comprises of Muslims did not find a single Muslim good enough for being its MLA candidate This is a valid point no doubt But can it be stretched too far There can be a counter-argument to it on the ground that fielding Muslim candidates not for their worth as achievers but for their religion amounts to tokenism a feature that has always marked the non-BJP parties resulting in the continuing miseries of the country’s largest minorities A study in the Economic and Political Weekly had once shown that in its heydays (up to the 1980s) the Congress gave Muslims only token representations in the legislatures Interestingly Muslim candidates were fielded in areas where they did not have any chance of winning Even those who managed to win —many of them were rewarded not for their self-endeavour but for having inherited the legacies of their parents —hardly represented Muslim interests in Parliament or in government In fact the number of Muslim members in the Lok Sabha has always been disproportionate to their actual numbers in the country In the present that is the 16th Lok Sabha there are only 22 Muslim MPs (the lowest number ever); but then the fact remains that in 1957 (the 2nd Lok Sabha) the number was 23 In fact the highest representation was in 1980 when 49 Muslims were elected to the Lok Sabha; otherwise the number has always varied between mid-20s and to mid-30s Similarly Muslim representation in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly has been not commensurate with its population In the newly constituted Assembly it is 24; but then the fact remains that in both 1967 and 1969 elections the number was 23 In 1957 it was 29 and in 1962 it was 30 In 1991 the number was lowest at 16 In 1993 it was 24 The highest ever of Muslim MLAs in UP Assembly was in 2012 when the number reached 67 The second highest has been at the number 46 in 1977 1980 and 2002 Assembly elections The point that one is making that neither tokenism in representation of Muslims nor hallowed slogans of secularism will not improve the conditions of Muslims in India Reuters The point thus is that the Muslim representation has always varied in the UP elections and the number this time is nothing surprising; there have been lower representations even under non-BJP governments in spite of their avowed concerns for "secularism" and welfare of the Muslims The question that arises is: Should the Muslims continue to repose their faith only in the non-BJP parties just because they are said to be "secular" and avoid the BJP just because it is perceived to be "communal" Apart from the dubious "fear" of BJP’s "communalism" there is nothing concrete that the Muslims can cite against the BJP Communal riots did not happen for the first time in 2001 under Modi in Gujarat In fact in post-independent India Gujarat has been one of the worst states for periodic Hindu-Muslim riots and almost all these riots had taken place under the Congress regimes Any dispassionate study of communal conflicts in independent India will reveal that more anti-Muslim riots have been engineered in the Congress-ruled states than in states under the BJP One often hears that this is a diabolical design on the part of the BJP to tell the Muslims "Vote for us if you want safety to your life and property or else face the consequences" This is again a weak argument One can counter-argue that communal riots are caused by the non-BJP parties just to perpetuate the myth of BJP’s communalism and prevent it from coming to power Similarly though Muslims account for 144 percent of the total Indian population they are among the poorest in the country The Sachar committee report (for year 2004-05) claimed that as much as 31 percent precisely one-third of Indian Muslims were dwelling below poverty line But then there was no qualitative change of the Muslims’ condition under the 10-year-rule of the Congress-led UPA that had set up the Sachar Committee As it is India’s latest National Sample Survey (NSS) released in April 2013 showed how the states whose leaders talk the most about secularism are the worst in India as far the welfare the Indian Muslims is concerned However and this important it was in Narendra Modi-led Gujarat that Muslims did well in between 2004 and 2009 According to the NSS Kerala and Gujarat emerged as the top two states in India where poverty among Muslims in both rural and urban areas declined drastically in the last ten years In rural Gujarat for instance the number of Muslims below poverty line (BPL) fell from 31 percent (about one-third of their population) in 2004-05 to a measly 7 percent in 2011-12 Comparison of the same period reveals that those in the BPL population in urban areas also declined from 42 percent to 146 percent Meanwhile the maximum per capita expenditure (MPCE – an indicator of economic well-being) of Muslims in rural Gujarat went up from Rs 209 to Rs 291 In urban areas of the state it shot up from Rs 259 to Rs 328 In contrast Uttar Pradesh West Bengal and Bihar still have a large percentage of the Muslim population below poverty line the statistics reveal In 2004-05 almost half of the Muslim population in Uttar Pradesh was below poverty line It has come down to about one-third now but the overall and the change in the average MPCE of the community in Uttar Pradesh (for that matter in Bihar and West Bengal) in this period has been much lower compared to Gujarat It is equally noteworthy that Modi as the Chief Minister employed more Muslims in Police forces (about 11 percent of the total police strength when the Muslim population as a whole is 9 per cent of Gujarat’s population) than our “secular” chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh Bihar and West Bengal And there are lesser Muslims under-trials in Gujarat jails than in the jails of Uttar Pradesh Bihar and West Bengal The point that one is making that neither tokenism in representation of Muslims nor hallowed slogans of secularism will not improve the conditions of Muslims in India as long as there is no sincere attempts towards better governance and greater developmental activities(including education and small-scale entrepreneurships) in which the Muslims participate enthusiastically Unfortunately our “secular” politicians do not encourage our Muslim-brethren to go beyond their passive role as a vote-bank of some select parties They advise them to consider the BJP Modi in particular “untouchable” But then imagine a situation with the BJP coming to power in most parts of the country without much Muslim-support (which is the case now) but Muslims who constitute the country’s second largest community after Hindus refuse to be a part of the development process It is nothing but suicidal Mindless opposition to the BJP does not serve the interests of the Muslim community They should participate in Modi’s “empowering” policies and programmes like other poor not be trapped by “entitlement” tokenisms of the “secular politics” a variety of which in West Bengal gives monthly allowance to the clerics and Imams costing a near-bankrupt state government Rs 126 core per year (but here the Imams are still angry because the amount — Rs 2500 to an Imam and Rs 1000 to a moizzin— is too small for them In other words it is not the number in legislatures but the change in their mindset by breaking free of the influence of the orthodox elements (who only exploit their vulnerabilities in the name of religious-cultural identity and are invariably supported by the political parties that pay only lip-service to the cause of secularism) and focusing instead on the real developmental issues that will remove the poverty and backwardness of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere By: AP | Published: February 16 2017 12:00 pm Japan is hosting the eight Asian Winter Games in Sapporo (Source: AP) Top News With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018 The eighth Asian Winter Games will open Sunday in Sapporo on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and run through February 26 with more than 2000 athletes from 31 countries competing in five sports 11 disciplines and 64 events Japan South Korea Kazakhstan and China have traditionally been the dominant countries at the games but with Pyeongchang in 2018 and Beijing in 2022 hosting the next two Winter Olympics athletes in the region are making a major push to be more competitive in global terms “China is expecting to introduce 300 million people to winter sports during this period so the next few years are pivotal in establishing a vast new winter sports scene outside of the traditional markets of North America and Europe” Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said The Sapporo Games will also feature athletes from Australia and New Zealand competing bringing an Oceania element to event At the request of the Australian Olympic Committee the Olympic Council of Asia and the Sapporo 2017 organizing committee agreed to allow athletes from the two countries to take part as guest athletes in individual sports only They won’t be eligible to win medals but will gain experience by competing against world-class winter sports athletes from the region an in the time zone that will be the same as the Olympics “Their participation will add value to the Games and further expand the footprint of Asia” Sheikh Ahmad said South Korea the next Olympic host will have 142 athletes taking part and has set an ambitious goal of 15 gold medals and second place in the medals standings Many of South Korea’s golds are expected to come in speed skating a sport the country has excelled at over the years Lee Seung-hoon the 2010 Olympic champion in the men’s 10000 meters is currently the world No 1 in mass start Kim Bo-reum an emerging star on the women’s side leads all female skaters in mass start this season South Korea’s men’s ice hockey team meanwhile is coached by former NHL defenseman Jim Paek With an automatic berth in the Pyeongchang Games Paek’s team is in Japan aiming to boost its competitiveness Chinese short track speed skaters who captured six gold medals at the last two Winter Olympics will be strong medal contenders in Sapporo Among them are Han Tianyu who won the men’s 1500 meters at the 2016 world championships and Wu Dajing who claimed the men’s 500 meter title at the 2016 World Cup in Shanghai World champion Fan Kexin will be among the goal medal contenders in the women’s 500 meters Japan is targeting medals in events including ski jumping speed skating and figure skating although Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu is sitting out the Games In his place Japan national champion Shoma Uno is among the favorites Australia’s delegation features a number of experienced athletes including three-time Olympic snowboarder Holly Crawford short track skater Deanna Lockett and Ben Sim a Vancouver Olympian in cross country skiing The games have not been without controversy stemming from recent and older geopolitical tensions Organizers were forced to ensure a book denying the 1937 Nanjing Massacre will be removed from guest rooms at a hotel to be used as a dormitory in the Athletes’ Village APA Group the operator of the hotel chain has been under fire after it was revealed it had distributed the book which was written by Chief Executive Toshio Motoya in its hotel rooms The book claims the Nanjing Massacre never happened China says the massacre resulted in the deaths of more than 300000 people The Japanese government decided to allow North Korean athletes and officials to enter the country to take part in the Games despite Japan’s entry ban on North Korean citizens Tokyo will treat the athletes as an exception to its punitive measure taken as part of its sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear tests and rocket launches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Published: September 25 2015 4:07 am Related News The fresh spell of rainfall leading to waterlogging at several places in the city could increase the number of dengue cases feel health experts “Chances are that dengue cases may increase in the coming days” says Dr P V M Lakshmi Associate Professor at the School of Public Health PGI “Since we are witnessing rainfall these days humidity and waterlogging is also there so the temperature is very much favourable for the mosquito to breed” As many as 157 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the city so far Dr Lakshmi insists that the public should remain cautious in the coming days “People have to be very cautious given the fact that conditions for mosquito breeding are favourable” she says adding that people should report to the nearest health centre if they have dengue symptoms Share This Article Related Article Doctors believe that apart from the Health Department the public should come forward and prevent the disease from spreading “The department is trying its best but the community has to come forward as well” says Dr Laksmi “People should take preventive steps and keep their surroundings clean” Experts maintain the UT should intensify its preventive measures “Government is already taking measures But the time has come that they should start taking steps on a war footing” says Dr Sandeep Chhatwal However Mayor Poonam Sharma asserts that the corporation is taking adequate measures to clear the accumulated rainwater “We have a proper drainage system in the city The water doesn’t remain accumulated for a long time” she says “Whenever we receive information about waterlogging in any area our workers clear it intermediately” Meanwhile taking cognisance of a Chandigarh Newsline report published on September 17 on a six-fold increase in the dengue cases as compared to last year the Chandigarh Commission for protection of Child Rights(CCPCR) has written a letter to the UT Health Department asking them to take preventive measures to stop the spread of the disease “After reading the newspaper report we have written a letter to the UT Health Department and asked them to take steps so that this disease can be stopped” says Professor Devi Sirohi chairperson of the commission “The number is very high as compared to Mohali and Panchkula” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Leverkusen | Updated: December 8 2016 1:02 pm Julian Brandt doubled the lead in the 48th after a pass from Hakan Calhanoglu (Source: Reuters) Top News Bayer Leverkusen finally scored from a penalty this season although it needed help from the opposing goalkeeper in a 3-0 victory over Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday Both teams were already assured of advancing to the Round of 16 before the final Group E matches and Monaco fielded a youthful side missing many regulars Monaco finished on 11 points one more than Leverkusen which for the first time ended a group stage undefeated Leverkusen has missed four penalties in the Bundesliga and three in the German Cup this season It earned another when Abdou Diallo brought down Robbie Kruse late in Wednesday’s match Left back Wendell took the spot kick and drove the ball against the underside of the crossbar The ball hit the back of goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis and bounced into the net as an own goal in the 82nd By then Leverkusen was already in control of the game Vladlen Yurchenko making his comeback after a broken leg drove in from about 25 meters (yards) finding the upper corner with a sublime shot in the 30th minute Julian Brandt doubled the lead in the 48th after a pass from Hakan Calhanoglu The closest Monaco came was when Corentin Jean hit the post in the 57th- Leverkusen’s defender Aleksandar Dragovic was unlucky not to score when his header was cleared off the line by De Sanctis For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Lahore | Published: September 21 2016 1:13 pm Pakistan’s skipper of Test cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq holds test mace handed over by International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson during a ceremony at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore (Source: AP) Top News Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq today received the ICC Test Championship mace for leading the side to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003 ICC Chief Executive David Richardson presented the mace to Misbah at the Gaddafi Stadium here and the Pakistan Test skipper said it was befitting that the mace presentation was taking place there “There can’t be a better location to receive the ICC Test Championship mace than this ground where we last played a home Test seven years ago” said Misbah “It is ironic for both the players as well as the fans that the journey to the number-one position has been outside Pakistan The players have missed on the crowd support while the spectators have been unable to watch live some magnificent team and individual performances But I am confident that things will change and international cricket will soon return to Pakistan” he added Pakistan are only the fifth side after Australia England India and South Africa to top the ICC Test rankings while Misbah is the ninth captain to lift the mace after Steve Waugh Ricky Ponting Michael Clarke Steve Smith (all Australia) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India) Andrew Strauss (England) Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla (both South Africa) Delighted to hold the mace in the twilight of his career Misbah said: “It has always been a dream to lift an ICC trophy as captain To be only the ninth international captain to achieve this honour in the traditional format of the game is something to be very proud of This mace is a reward for the efforts and hard work of each and every individual who has been part of this group over the past few years” Richardson congratulated the Pakistan team saying it was all the more impressive that it had reached the number-one Test ranking despite not being able to play a series at home since March 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team’s bus here “The ICC Test Championship mace is a symbol of excellence and a recognition of a side’s outstanding performance in the purest format of the game Being part of a team that is ranked No1 in Test cricket is a pinnacle achievement for any cricketer Pakistan is a deserving recipient of the mace “I hope that the team continues to go from strength to strength A strong Pakistan side is good for international cricket” Richardson said Number two ranked India will host New Zealand in a three-Test series starting tomorrow and if they win it they will move to the top of the table even before Pakistan begin their three-Test series against the West Indies on October 13 The two-Test series between Bangladesh and fourth-ranked England begins in Chittagong on October 20 while South Africa will play against third-ranked Australia in Australia where the first Test will commence in Perth on November 3 These fixtures will take place in the run-up to the annual cut-off date on April 1 The side that will top the ICC Test Team Rankings on April 1 will also receive a cash award of USD 1 million while the second placed side will collect USD 500000 and the third and fourth sides will get USD 200000 and USD 100000 respectively Misbah admitted that his team would have to produce strong performances to finish as the number-one ranked Test side at the April 1 cut-off date “The next target we have set for ourselves is to finish as the number-one ranked Test side at the April 1 cut-off date It is not going to be easy as we have series against formidable sides like the West Indies New Zealand and Australia But instead of getting overawed by our opponents we need to trust in our abilities focus on our strengths and try to be as consistent as possible” Misbah said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News singer, download Indian Express App ? At the end of Abe? The party had put up its first signature camp at Sector 17 Plaza on October 3, The natural answer to this question should come from the historical pattern of the years 1 to 1820.

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