NEW DELHI (AP) — Major Indian opposition parties have boycotted the opening day of Parliament’s budget session in solidarity with protesting farmers engaged in a standoff over new agricultural laws the government refuses to repeal. The protests were marked by violence on Tuesday, Republic Day, when tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and on foot stormed the 17th century Red Fort. Clashes left one protester dead and nearly 400 police officers injured. India’s ceremonial president listed the government’s budgetary priorities in Parliament and described the violence as “unfortunate.” The main opposition Congress party said 16 opposition parties boycotted the president’s address.
Prior’s injury problems began in 2004. He was limited to nine starts in 2006 and underwent the first of two shoulder surgeries that offseason. He didn’t pitch again until 2010.Comeback attempts with the Padres, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds – plus one with the Orange County Flyers of the independent Golden Baseball League – were unsuccessful and Prior did not pitch in the majors again after age 26. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers are expected to add former All-Star pitcher Mark Prior to their coaching staff as the new bullpen coach.Prior will replace Josh Bard who left after two years to become new manager Aaron Boone’s bench coach with the New York Yankees. The Dodgers have not announced Prior’s hiring officially.The 37-year-old Prior has spent the past three seasons as a minor-league pitching coordinator in the San Diego Padres’ organization. But the former USC star and second overall pick in the MLB draft (2001) is probably best known for the series of injuries that cut his big-league career short.Prior went 41-23 with a 3.24 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in his first four seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2002-05), making the All-Star team in 2003 and finishing third in the National League Cy Young Award after going 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA that season.