ALLOW 2ND COVISHIELD DOSE SOONER: KERALA HC The Kerala High Court has directed the Centre to allow scheduling, on CoWIN portal, of second Covishield dose after four weeks from the first for those who want to take it earlier than the present suggested gap of 84 days. Justice P B Suresh Kumar said if the government can permit persons travelling abroad to choose between early and better protection from Covid, there is no reason why this cannot be extended to those who want early protection in connection with employment or education. P7 BENGALURU TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 07, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 20 LATE CITY EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI THE FINAL PICTURE Team India celebrate after removing last man James Anderson | AFP At Oval, it reverse swings India’s way V E N K ATA K R I S H N A B @ Chennai ALL out for 191 on Day 1. Conceding a lead of 99 runs. Staging a recovery act on a flat deck. Setting a target of 368, which didn’t seem enough at the end of Day 4 when the England openers had put 77 on board. Three of their support staffers including head coach Ravi Shastri down with Covid-19. Yet, Virat Kohli & Co found a way to beat the hosts on Monday to take 2-1 lead in the five-match Pataudi Trophy with one more Test to go in Manchester. Since the restart, this Indian team has carved out unexpected, come-from-behind wins at Melbourne, Brisbane and at Lord’s. This victory at the Oval wasn’t certainly beyond them. Yet, there was so much to admire and celebrate, particularly how this Indian attack orchestrated a collapse. England lost their last 8 wickets for 69 runs. Through the Test, both teams have struggled to get wickets with the old ball. But then, not all teams have this freak called Jasprit Bumrah, who castled Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow to open the floodgates, which washed away England. Two hours later, they lost the P15 Test by 157 runs. Jasprit Bumrah. Shardul Thakur. Rohit Sharma. Umesh Yadav... there were too many heroes as India upstaged England on Monday THAKUR’S HEROICS The Mumbai all-rounder smashed the pacers to score the fastest Test 50 in England. In the second innings, he again scored a half-century. He also did his bit with the ball on the last day, removing Joe Root BUMRAH’S RAPID PACE Jasprit Bumrah swung the match by taking the pitch out of the equation. He removed both Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope with searing deliveries that hooped back in. He also went short to test the batsmen ROHIT, MVP NONE OF THIS MAY HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE OPENER’S STUPENDOUS CENTURY TO SET UP A 3RD INNINGS OF PROMISE FOR THE VISITORS 24 Number of Tests taken by Bumrah to reach 100 wickets. He is the fastest Indian pacer to the mark UMESH’S RETURN It’s easy to forget this in the immediate aftermath of the win but it was Umesh who broke England in the first innings as he reduced them from 2/52 to 5/62. On Monday, he removed the English tail to kickstart the celebrations 6/136 UMESH’S MATCH FIGURES, BEST BY AN INDIAN IN THIS MATCH Panjshir taken, claim Taliban E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E THE Taliban on Monday claimed that they have captured the elusive Panjshir Valley. “With this victory, our country is completely taken out of the quagmire of war,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in Kabul. Panjshir was the last of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces to resist the Taliban. “We tried our best to solve the problem through negotiations, and they (anti-Taliban forces) rejected talks and then we had to send our forces to fight,” Mujahid told reporters. He, however, assured Panjshir natives, who are ethnically distinct from the Pashtun-dominated Taliban, that they would not be discriminated against. Multiple reports said Pakistani drones showered bombs on the battle-hardened resistance forces through Sunday night. That the Taliban upped the Panjshir onslaught soon after ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed’s trip to Kabul on Saturday also lent credence to this theory though , the Taliban denied it. Earlier this year, Pakistan had received five combat drones from China, each capable of staying airborne for over 30 hours. Meanwhile the resisting forces, known as National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA), claimed their fighters are still present in all strategic positions across valley. The NRFA is led by the former Af- EXPRESS READ CM to visit Delhi today to talk about filling 4 cabinet berths Bengaluru: In a little over a month after taking charge as Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai will visit New Delhi for the fourth time on Tuesday and is expected to hold discussions on filling up the four vacant berths in his cabinet with BJP national president JP Nadda. P4 BJP state chief refers to BSY as Margdarshak Students attend class in Kabul on Monday after private universities reopened | AFP ghan vice-president Amrullah Saleh and anti-Taliban fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud. In an audio message to Afghans, he called for a ‘national uprising’ against the Taliban. After taking Afghanistan’s last bastion, the challenge before the militia is to form a broad-based government which will be acceptable to the international community especially , the Americans. The Taliban have not been able to firm up their administrative structure due to infighting among various Talib a n f a c t i o n s, e s p e c i a l l y between the Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar camp and the ISI-sponsored Haqqani network. Meanwhile, there is speculation that Baradar, who is tipped to be the face of the government with Haibatullah Akhundzada being the titular head, sustained serious injuries during a clash with the Haqqanis. After declaring victory over NRFA in Panjshir on Monday, the Taliban spokesperson claimed the government would P9 be formed soon. Bengaluru: BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday referred to the former CM and 78-year-old BS Yediyurappa as Margdarshak, who will guide the party during the State Assembly elections in 2023. P4 JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT September 5 25,23,089 doses September 6 1,10,40,809 doses TOTAL DOSES: 69,78,22,901 NATIONWIDE SEPT 05 SEPT 06 Fresh cases 42,766 38,948 Recoveries Deaths 38,091 43,903 308 219 KARNATAKA SEPT 05 SEPT 06 Fresh cases 1,117 973 Recoveries Deaths 1,354 8 1,071 17 CLASSES 6-8 REOPEN IN STATE An attendance of a little over 50 pc was clocked across the state. A decision on reopening Classes 1-5 will be taken after observing classes of 6-12 | P2 BJP puts up good show in polls to 3 local bodies N AU S H A D B I JA P U R @ Belagavi DESPITE falling short of a majority in Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) and Kalaburagi Mahanagar Palike (KMP), BJP put up a reasonably good show in the elections held to three urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state. At the end of the counting of votes on Monday it achieved a , thumping majority in the Belagavi City Corporation winning 35 seats, but had to be content with 39 in HDMC and 23 in KMP . With its win in Belagavi, BJP stopped a three-decade-long winning spree of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES). Congress’ plans to rope in MES and Independent candidates failed as it accounted for 10 seats, while Independents won nine and MES three. AIMIM sprang a surprise winning one of the six seats it contested. In its stronghold of HubballiDharwad, BJP performed poorly Even as BJP expected to win . over 50 seats in the 82-member HDMC, it had to be content with 39 against Congress’ 33. In Kalaburagi, Congress continued its stranglehold on the City Corporation, emerging as the single largest party in the 55-member civic body, though falling short of four for the majority. The Congress won 27 seats against BJP’s 23 in a neckand-neck clash, while JDS bagged four seats and Independent one. MORE STORIES: P4
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