KL Rahul’s lean patch continued as he was caught and bowled by Australian debutant Todd Murphy after making a 20-run contribution from 71 balls. With pitch set to deteriorate further, Indian skipper’s decision to attack Nathan Lyon did pay dividends in the final hour. But no accolades will be enough for Jadeja, inarguably the MVP in the Indian Test set-up. Save Marnus Labuschagne (49), who got an unplayable delivery from Jadeja, the others either played rank bad shots or erred in judgement. Smith (37), who hit a few boundaries, was dismissed when he played the wrong line to an arm-ball from Jadeja and was bowled bat-pad.
Trump had been advised first by his closest allies and friends not to announce his bid for presidency in 2024 before the midterm polls on November 08 and wiser counsel prevailed. An anxious Trump just wanted to preempt his rivals from announcing their bid – Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence out to avenge him for calling him a “wimp”. The 2022 midterm elections didn’t produce the hoped-for “Red Wave”, and the candidates Trump endorsed made a disappointing showing, says Forbes. Most prominent name going around is Ron DeSantis whom both Trump and his daughter Laura have warned not to contest or face the consequences. Despite Trump’s failure to retake the Senate, a section of the Republicans still believe he is the man to beat in 2024.4 months ago The Shillong Times
They both belong to a new generation of South Asian boss ladies who are taking social media by storm by creating unique online businesses. Over 4.26 billion people use social media worldwide, a number projected to increase to almost six billion in 2027. That’s where a new, dynamic market is emerging and South Asian women entrepreneurs are here to reach that whole new world of consumers breaking patriarchal norms long dominant in South Asian communities. There are thousands of such women who use social media exclusively as their main marketplace, especially in South Asian countries. The rise of women entrepreneurs on social media is a global phenomenon attracting millions of dollars of investment.1 month ago The Shillong Times
LONDON, Feb 1 : An eventful January transfer window saw plenty of the Premier League’s heavyweights flex their financial muscles. Chelsea were particularly busy, smashing the British transfer record on deadline day with the £106.8million capture of Argentinian World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, from Benfica. Among the seven other new faces arriving at Stamford Bridge are winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, who set the Blues back another £88m, Joao Felix and Benoit Badiashile. Meanwhile, Jorginho left West London to join league leaders Arsenal, who also added Leandro Trossard to their ranks after a public fallout between the Belgian and Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi. Joao Cancelo sealed a shock departure from Manchester City to join Bayern Munich on loan on deadline day, while Liverpool were the quickest to strike during the window by landing Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven.1 month ago The Shillong Times
“World average per capita GHG emissions (including land use, land-use change, and forestry — LULUCF) were 6.3 tCO2e in 2020. On average, least developed countries emit 2.3 tCO2e per capita annually,” the report said. For conditional NDCs, those that are dependent on external support, this figure is reduced to 2.4 degrees Celsius, it said. Current policies alone would lead to a 2.8 degrees Celsius hike, highlighting the temperature implications of the gap between promises and action, it said. In the best-case scenario, full implementation of unconditional NDCs and additional net-zero emissions commitments point to only a 1.8 degrees Celsius increase.5 months ago The Shillong Times
New Delhi, Oct 23: Controversies surrounding the use of Hindi refuse to end, especially given the increased push given to the official language by the government. Developments in the last couple of days have made it clear that Hindi is in the prime focus of the government. PM Modi on Wednesday said that English is just a medium of communication, not a benchmark of being intellectual. Before this, Home Minister Amit Shah on October 16 launched the first MBBS course in Hindi in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and said today medical education is commencing in Hindi and soon engineering studies will also begin in Hindi. The committee noted that Hindi can’t be a common language unless the medium of instruction is Hindi in universities, higher educational institutions including technical or medical institutes, claimed sources.5 months ago The Shillong Times
Here is what I see as “misplaced priorities of the government.” What is more important to the youth of Meghalaya, a five star hotel or a medical or engineering college? Today our state needs more doctors to fill in so many rural PHCs or CHCs which are presently running haplessly, putting rural health care in shambles. It is precisely because these states have an army of professionals who graduate from various institutes of their own states. Should not the government have converted the Crowborough project into a medical college? I hope this government begins to open its eyes and see where the priorities of the state lie.5 months ago The Shillong Times
Would people still be impressed by the manner by which we Khasis practice democracy in 2022? The Khasi democracy that Bose talked about was most probably about how Khasi Dorbars conduct and carry out their duties with equivalent responsibility. The following are extracts from Dr. Hamlet Bareh’s book on the Khasi Dorbars based on the observations of a certain Mr. A. Within a system based on such canons of self governance the magnificence of Khasi democracy of those times will not be hard to imagine. The ancient Khasis were too practical and down to earth to be bothered with such castles–in-the- air nonsense.4 months ago The Shillong Times