Migrants now on way to Austria
Thousands of exhausted migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to hold them back as Europe’s asylum system buckled under pressure from the numbers reaching its frontiers.
After days of confrontation and chaos Hungary s right wing government deployed dozens of buses to move on migrants from the capital Budapest and pick up over 1000 many of them refugees from the Syrian war who had set off by foot on Friday down the main highway to Vienna.
Austria said it had agreed with Germany that they would allow the migrants access waiving the rules of an asylum system brought to breaking point by Europe s worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
Wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags against the rain long lines of visibly exhausted migrants many carrying small children climbed off buses on the Hungarian side of the border and walked into Austria receiving fruit and water from aid workers. Some waiting Austrians held signs that read Refugees welcome.
We’re happy. We’ll go to Germany said a Syrian man. Another who declined to be named said Hungary should be fired from the European Union. Such bad treatment.
Austrian police said 2000 had arrived at the border with many more likely to follow during the day. Trains were laid on to take them from the border town of Nickelsdorf to Vienna.
According to latest updates 4000 migrants have crossed the border and the total number of migrants entering Austria from Hungary in the current wave is expected to reach up to 10,000, the Austrian interior ministry said Saturday.Media agencies
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Apurvi Chandela Wins Silver at ISSF World Cup Finals in Munich
New Delhi, September 05, 2015: Jaipur girl Apurvi Chandela, today did the country proud by winning a Silver medal in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event, at the ISSF World Cup Final (Rifle/Pistol) being held in Munich, Germany. This is a special medal for Apurvi as only shooters with the top nine scores over the four World Cups held earlier in the year, qualified for the Munich World Cup Final. In April this year, Apurvi had secured a Rio Olympics quota place for India after winning the Bronze medal in the same event in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea. Apurvi is also the reigning Commonwealth Games champion in the event.
Apruvi qualified for the final in fourth position with a score of 416.4. In the finals she shot a total of 206.9 to clinch the Silver. Elaheh Ahmadi of Iran won the Gold with a score of 207.5 while Andrea Arsovic of Serbia won the Bronze medal in a shoot-off.
Clearly pleased at the news, Mr. Raninder Singh, President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the national body governing the sport in the country said, “We are very excited in the way Apurvi has developed as a shooter over the past years. She has been raising the bar with every outing. This performance today has confirmed her status as one of the top women Rifle shooters of the world in her discipline. I am sure this medal will spur her for more consistency and greater glory and will act as a confidence booster as she prepares herself for the Rio 2016 Olympics.”
Expressing his happiness at the result, Mr. Kuldeep Chandela, father of Apurvi Chandela, said, “The family is delighted at this result, especially because it was a premiere competition between the year’s top shooters in the event. We are indebted to the coach Lapidius, who has always shown great confidence in Apurvi’s abilities throughout and worked very hard with her. We would also like to thank the NRAI for supporting her all through and taking care of all administrative matters, so that Apurvi could concentrate solely on her sport. Her record suggests that she is the best finalist among all Indian shooters as every time she makes the final rounds, she comes back with a medal of some colour. This medal will surely boost her confidence even more towards the aim of winning an Olympic medal, hopefully Gold.”
Four Indian shooters namely Gagan Narang (Men’s 50m Rifle Prone), Gurpreet Singh (Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol) and Jitu Rai (Men’s 10m Air Pistol) apart from Apurvi had made the grade for the Munich World Cup Finals for Rifle and Pistol. The highlight apart from Apurvi’s stunning performance was that all four Indians made the final rounds of their respective events.
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