Dhawan will be close to 38 during next year’s World Cup and in ODIs in the last two years, he has scored nearly 1000 runs. But even in this format, Dhawan has been a cautious starter in Powerplays and then picked up pace. Suryakumar Yadav, who is in the form of his life can’t be dropped from the middle-order if he is fit to play. Deepak Chahar is expected to start and is likely to have the seasoned Shardul Thakur for company since both offer decent batting option lower down the order. New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Devin Conway, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson.
The pendulum in Israel politics has swung to the opposite direction with vengeance in just one year. The election – fifth in less than four years – has not only brought back to power Benjamin Netanyahu, known by his pet name Bibi, ousted a year back, but turned Israel dangerously Far-right. This is a trend gaining ground across the world and even in nearby Europe, even though Left politics is getting firmly entrenched in one South American country after another, the latest being Brazil. The strategy adopted by Netanyahu by joining hands with these groups has greatly helped his extremist allies become part of mainstream politics. Mohammad Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, said the results “confirm that we have no partner in Israel for peace.” He may sound too alarmist.19 days ago OrissaPOST
That day, I don’t go in to bat again.”The simulation helps him prepare better for the match. “The same thing I’m been reflecting when I go into the games, and my plans have been very clear. It has been helping me, and hopefully try and do the same thing in the coming games,” he elaborated. For example, if I am getting few boundaries from one end, then he tries to rotate and to keep the intent to look for good shots,” he gave a peek into their mindset. “Obviously, at the same time my plans are very clear when I go in to bat.29 days ago OrissaPOST
They enjoy massive wealth and benefits fueled by Qatar’s shared control of one of the world’s largest reserves of natural gas. In a matter of decades, Qatar’s roughly 300,000 citizens have been pulled from the hard livelihood of fishing and pearl diving. QATAR’S WORLD CUP SPENDINGQatar has spent some $200 billion on infrastructure and other development projects since winning the bid to host the five-week long World Cup, according to official statements and a report from Deloitte. The London-based research firm Capital Economics said ticket sales suggest that around 1.5 million tourists will visit Qatar for the World Cup. QATAR’S LAVISH BENEFITSLike other rich petro-states in the Gulf, Qatar is not a democracy.19 days ago OrissaPOST
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licences of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT), two NGOs headed by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, for alleged violation of laws, officials said Sunday. “The FCRA licences of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust have been cancelled after investigations against these NGOs,” an official said. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is the chairperson of the RGF as well as the RGCT. The trustees of the RGF are former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former finance minister P Chidambaram, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Suman Dubey and Ashok Ganguly. The BJP had also raised a question that whether the funds received by the RGF were a “bribe” for lobbying for a free-trade agreement (FTA) between India and China.1 month ago OrissaPOST
Tokyo: Japan’s Cabinet approved Friday a hefty economic package including 29 trillion yen ($200 billion) in government spending to counter the blow to household budgets from inflation, signaling that the greater concern of its policymakers is that the economy will stall, not overheat. While central banks around the world are raising interest rates aggressively to try to tame decades-high inflation, with its own inflation rate near 3%, Japan has stuck mainly to using fiscal measures, or government spending, to counter that challenge. The Federal Reserve has been aggressively raising borrowing costs to combat chronic inflation, raising interest rates five times this year. “We will protect the people’s lives, jobs and businesses, and strengthen the economy for the future.”The 29 trillion yen ($200 billion) spending package will be part of a supplementary budget that still must be approved by the parliament. Japan now has a long-term debt exceeding 1.2 quadrillion yen ($8.2 trillion), or more than twice the size of its economy.29 days ago OrissaPOST