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UDA pleads Advisor Khan for issuance of UHIS I-cards

UDA co-conveners posing with Advisor Farooq Khan after a meeting in Jammu.
UDA co-conveners posing with Advisor Farooq Khan after a meeting in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 2: A delegation of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) led by its co-convener Vijay Sharma today met Advisor Farooq Khan and pleaded for online issuance of I-cards for Universal Health Insurance Scheme (UHIS).
Sharma who is also the chairman of Team Mask Force and president JK Excise State Taxes Employees Welfare Society and Allied Association, was accompanied by UDA co-conveners Ravi Tikko, president J&K Sports Speed Ball Sports Association and V K Gupta (SE Retired).
He said the scheme covers more than 1.25 crore residents of the J&K Union Territory...

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Kawhi Leonard’s playmaking is more than a passing fancy for Clippers

When he brought his talents to the Clippers a year ago, Kawhi Leonard arrived as a known winner, a gifted defender, a clinical scorer, the king of the good bounce.

Turns out, when the 6-foot-7 wing has the ball in his hands as much as he does on the Clippers — his 32.8 percent usage rate (a calculation of the percent of plays in which he’s involved while on the floor) rates seventh in the NBA — he’s also an effective playmaker.

Leonard’s 5.0 assists per game are a career high by 1.5 percent and represent the second-highest average on the team behind Lou Williams’ 5.7 per contest.

In Saturday’s 126-103 runaway victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Leonard supplemented his 24 points with five assists, all of them in the first half and all of them on made 3-pointers...

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Willes: Rust makes for some exciting hockey inside the Edmonton bubble

Opinion: “The rust factor has been self-evident for each team but sloppy hockey is generally more exciting than structured hockey.”

In honour of playoff hockey in August, we offer the following bubblicious musings and mediations on the world of sports.

Tkachuk’s intent remains unclear

Paul Maurice’s anger is understandable but, in looking at the incident involving Mark Scheifele and Matthew Tkachuk, it’s impossible to establish intent on Tkachuk’s part.

Still, that didn’t stop the Jets’ head coach from trying.

Early in the first period of Saturday night’s 4-1 Flames’ victory over the Jets, Tkachuk, the Flames’ uber-agitator, came into contact with Scheifele along the boards...

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Another Corona casualty in Jammu, several security men among 146 more test +ve

Jammu city roads remain deserted on second day of weekly lockdown on Sunday. — Excelsior/Rakesh
Jammu city roads remain deserted on second day of weekly lockdown on Sunday. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Woman with 3 children, 6 more from Chinore Farm positive
* Highway Engg, 2 staffers of Pvt hospital Rehari too infected
Sanjeev Pargal
JAMMU, Aug 2: Jammu today reported another Corona casualty when an elderly man from Simbal Morh in Miran Sahib area tested positive this evening nearly 24 hours after his death in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu while 146 fresh COVID cases were reported in the region including a woman and her three children in Sainik Colony, six more workers from Chinore Farm, two staffers of private hospital at Rehari, six cops from 187 battalion of CRPF Udhampur whose 13 personnel were infected yesterday, Highway engineer, eight construction workers and two G...

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After welcoming his first child, Mike Trout to rejoin Angels on Tuesday in Seattle

ANAHEIM — Mike Trout, whose wife delivered the couple’s first child on Thursday, is scheduled to be back in the Angels lineup on Tuesday, when they open a three-game series in Seattle.

Because the paternity list allows a player to be replaced on the roster for three games, the Angels have placed Trout on the restricted list to allow him to miss a fourth game on Sunday. The Angels are off on Monday

Trout’s son, Beckham Aaron, was born on Thursday evening.

THE NINTH?

A day after Hansel Robles suffered an ugly blown save to continue his early season struggles, Manager Joe Maddon wasn’t prepared to announce a change of his plans for the ninth inning.

Maddon said that Robles would be unavailable on Sunday regardless because of his recent workload...

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India needs to grow much faster over next decade to become important global player: N K Singh

NEW DELHI: India needs to grow much faster over the next 10 years with the use of technology and reforms in order to become an important global player, 15th Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh said on Sunday.

To achieve the potential growth rate of 7-8 per cent, India has to improve factor productivity and reduce incremental capital output ratio, he said.

Singh said technology, coupled with significant reforms in areas like health, education and maintenance of infrastructure, can make a decisive difference.

“If we wish to become important global player, we have to obviously grow much faster over the next 10 years than we did in the past decade,” he said at IIT Jodhpur Foundation Day event. (AGENCIES)

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AG Becerra can’t be trusted when naming props

Last week, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a lawsuit against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for his abject failure to produce impartial ballot material related to Proposition 15, the “split roll” attack that seeks the partial repeal of Proposition 13.

What Proposition 15 does can be described simply: It raises property taxes on commercial and industrial real estate. And yet, how does Becerra describe it in the ballot title? Like this: “Increases funding sources for public schools, community colleges, and local governments by changing assessment of commercial and industrial property.”

What is missing, of course, are the words “tax increase” or “increases property taxes” or any other word or phrase that fairly characterizes what the measure does...

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Sisters from Northeast tying Rakhi on Jawans deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, as the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh looks on.

Sisters from Northeast tying Rakhi on Jawans deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, as the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh looks on.
Sisters from Northeast tying Rakhi on Jawans deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, as the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh looks on.

Sisters from Northeast tying Rakhi on Jawans deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, as the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh looks on.

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Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nick Nurse is one of the leading contenders for NBA coach of the year, respected by his peers for his deep knowledge of a variety of unconventional schemes and a game willingness to use them.

But an hour before he was to take on the No. 1 Western team, Nurse still wasn’t clear on one elementary detail: “Who’s home tonight, anyway? Us?”

It’s the kind of thing that’s only ever unclear in the NBA bubble, where “home” and “away” have little meaning to games played in one of three venues all at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World.

Toronto Raptors’ head coach Nick Nurse, right, speaks with Fred VanVleet during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla...
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UDA co-conveners posing with Advisor Farooq Khan after a meeting in Jammu.

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