Indian cricket with Energy of Youth and blend of experience a balancing act by Chief Selector MSK Prasad and his team is being appreciated in social media and by media along with the past Cricketers.
Virat Kohli was officially appointed captain for all three formats of the game.
He took over leadership for the upcoming limited-overs series against England.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nearly lends nine years at the helm, will play only as keeper-batsman. Virat Kohli will lead a 15-member squad in both ODIs and Twenty20s against England.
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh makes a return to ODI and T20 team after nine months. Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane have been picked only for the ODIs. While veteran Ashish Nehra makes a comeback in the T20 squad, rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is the only new face in the T20 team.
The national selection committee under MSK Prasad’s chairmanship met in Mumbai today. But it was delayed by three hours on technical grounds before a go ahead from the Lodha panel set the proceedings rolling. Today’s meeting was convened by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri after joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stood disqualified owing to the Supreme Court verdict, which sacked the entire BCCI top brass last week. The series against England will start with the first ODI in Pune followed by games in Cuttack, on Jan 19 and in Kolkata on Jan 22. The T20s are scheduled from January 26 to February 1 in Kanpur, Nagpur and Bangalore.
We have selected the best possible team which can give us the best possible result, Chief Selector MSK Prasad, said at a press briefing on Friday.
“Yuvraj Singh has performed well at the domestic level and we must appreciate that,” he added.
KL Rahul, who scored a magnificent 199 in the fifth and final Test match against England in Chennai, was also included in both the teams.
Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the New Zealand ODI series because of injury, also makes a comeback despite a below-par showing in three matches for Delhi in Ranji Trophy.
Suresh Raina absent in the ODI squad, but he made it to the three-match T20 team, which follows the ODI series.
Delhi’s batting sensation Rishabh Pant, who is the fourth highest scorer in Ranji Trophy this season with 972 runs in eight matches, was included in the T20 squad despite the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
What has been impressive about Pant has been his strike rate of 107 in domestic cricket, having hit four centuries and two fifties.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was rested for the New Zealand ODI series, makes a comeback to both the ODI and T20 squads along with Ravindra Jadeja.
Veteran Ashish Nehra made it to the T20 squad along with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
FIXTURES; The first ODI will be played on 15 January at Pune, followed by ODIs at Cuttack (19 January) and Kolkata (22 January).
The 3-match T20I series will then be played at Kanpur (26 January), Nagpur (29 January) and Bengaluru (1 February).
India squad for England ODIs: Virat Kohli (Capt), MS Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Harish Pandya , R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
India squad for England T20Is: Virat Kohli (Capt), MS Dhoni (wk), Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Haresh Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Ashish Nehra
Supreme Court has refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea seeking postponement of the Union Budget to March, after the Assembly polls in 5 states were completed. A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar said, it will hear the matter in due course of time, but not now.
The Budget is scheduled to be held on February 1, and the NDA Government is not in favour of postponing. The Opposition parties had approached the Election Commission yesterday and demanded that the Budget be postponed to a date beyond March 8, the last date on which voting for Assembly elections will be held.
The Opposition contends that holding the Budget before the Assembly polls will allow the Bharatiya Janata Party to woo voters through various schemes.
Is this an promotional exercise to get wide publicity of the film.
Coffee With D starring Sunil Grover is slated to be the first film to release this year, but the makers of the film don’t seem to be happy with the lead actor of their film. The producer and director of ‘Coffee With D’ headed to the Parliament Street Police Station in the capital city, to lodge a complaint against the callers who have been threatening them to make changes in the film as it shows the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in a bad light.
The film’s director Vishal Mishra and producer Vinod Ramani alleged that they were receiving threat calls since December 14, 2016, from different numbers and locations on a daily basis.They finally took a step against the subjugation by lodging a complaint against these callers. While this might seem as a bold move to come from the makers, the lead actor of the film didn’t share the same perspective in dealing with the situation. Sunil Grover has backed out of the promotions of the film and took to twitter to announce that he isn’t involved in filing any police case on Monday morning.
The actor has also refused to promote the film on his claim-to-fame Kapil Sharma’s show. In contrast to writing an open letter to PM Modi urging closure with Don D during the beginning of the film campaign, Sunil Grover has turned back completely as soon as the threats seems to have come in the news. Talking about his absence from film’s promotion in the last week of its release, Producer Vinod Ramani said, “We are guessing that the Real D has compelled Sunil to go underground and not stand by what needs to be done. Matters do get a little sensitive when such a thing happens.We still have the highest regard for him as an actor but it is very sad to have the lead actor of our film refusing to promote the film at such an hour. He has put all the film’s promotions in jeopardy, including the Kapil Sharma show integration for the film.”.
Kalyan Jewellers to invest over Rs. 500 crore in network expansion in 2017
New Delhi, January 5, 2017: Kalyan Jewellers, India’s leading and trusted jewellery brand will continue to invest in enhancing its presence in the domestic and international markets in 2017. Kalyan Jewellers which launched 17 showrooms in 2016, plans to invest over Rs. 500 crore in 2017 towards its network expansion to open 15 new showrooms. The brand plans to foray into Central India and expand its presence in UAE and the Northern part of India. The company is also looking to augment its reach with investment in a digital foray and the relaunch of its purchase advance scheme, compliant with the prevailing regulations. Kalyan Jewellers will also launch new sub brands in gold, diamond and precious jewellery to cater new segments of customers.
In 2016, Kalyan Jewellers’ foray into Kolkata with three showrooms also marked the 100th store milestone for the brand. Apart from Kolkata, Kalyan Jewellers made an emphatic entry into Rajasthan with showrooms in Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. The company further enhanced its presence in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The Middle East is another market that the brand concentrated on, with the launch of seven new showrooms in Qatar on the same day and one each in Dubai and Kuwait a few months later. It already has a sizeable presence in UAE and Kuwait including a manufacturing facility in the Sharjah free trade zone, which currently processes 150 to 200 kg of jewellery.
Speaking about 2017’s expansion plans, Mr T.S. Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers said, “We have gradually expanded our footprint in the North and East regions of the country during the last year. We have also had tremendous success in West Asia and Kalyan Jewellers has been well received after our recent foray in Qatar. The brand strategy of investing in sub-brands includingMudhra, Anokhi, Glo and our Arabic collection Ameera has worked well with the customers. We are committed to invest in growth capital including pursuing inorganic opportunities during 2017.”
Kalyan Jewellers caters to over 1.6 million customers globally, which includes a significant amount of repeat customers. In an effort to offer additional privileges to its loyal customers, the brand launched its membership programme ‘Kalyan Priority’ offering attractive returns to the customers. Kalyan Jewellers also signed with popular actress and fashionista Sonam Kapoor as one of the faces of the brand.
Feed more than your belly this new year: Food Tank has gathered the latest reads and upcoming publications for Winter 2016/2017 to inform and inspire, from the memoirs of an Asian-American peach farmer to the best manual for permaculture design.
When Winter’s chill has you feeling gloomy, grab a book from our list of recommended reads, and come Springtime, you could be ready to start your own sustainable garden, talk food policy, and help lead a food revolution. Click below for Food Tank’s Winter Reading List.
NCR Punjab Royals reign supreme over Mumbai Maharathi on Day 4 of Pro Wrestling League Season 2
New Delhi, January 5: NCR Punjab Royals dictated terms on Day 4 of the Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling league Season 2 as they beat Mumbai Maharathi 4-3 at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium here today.
Mumbai had an early advantage as they won the toss and decided to block the 53 kg Women’s category, thus preventing the dangerous Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye from contesting in the tie. Punjab blocked the 74 kg Men’s category, as Mumbai’s Jabrayil Hasanov has to sit out as well.
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, co-owner of Mumbai Maharathi, turned up to support his team and added to the excitement to the evening.
The opening bout of the tie was won by NCR Punjab Royals as their Captain Vladimir Khinchegashvili used all his experience to overcome a stiff challenge from Mumbai Maharathi’s Rahul Aware. The Maharashtra grappler, who was riding on the burden of expectations after his brilliant victory over Haryana’s Sandeep Tomar in the opening game, employed several tactics to score points, but Vladimir, the 2016 Olympics Gold medalist was the better opponent on the day, winning the bout 7-3.
Mumbai Captain and 2016 Gold Medalist Erica Wiebe drew level with Punjab in the next bout, staging a remarkable comeback to defeat Vasilisa Marzaliuk 4-2. In a bout that saw both saw both blood and sweat drip, Erica, who got injured in the game, countered Vasilisa’s aggression using single leg tackles and effecting crucial takedowns to win the 75 kg Women’s category.
A highly engrossing bout followed this as Indian grapplers Pankaj Rana from Punjab and Pritam from Mumbai fought neck-and-neck in both the rounds. In the first round, both wrestlers showed tremendous skill and control, even as Pankaj Rana finished on top. The second round saw a flurry of points as a cat-and mouse-game between the two grapplers ensued, even as the spectators were treated to superbly executed takedowns, leg tackles and ankle holds. Eventually, Pankaj Rana came out on the top, winning the fascinating 70 kg Men’s bout 9-8.
The fourth bout was contested between Punjab’s Nirmla Devi and Mumbai’s Carolina Castillo Hidalgo in the 48 kg Women’s category. 33-year-old Nirmla Devi, a 2010 Commonwealth Games Silver medalist, used all the experience in her arsenal to win the contest 3-0. Colombia-born Carolina struggled against Nirmla, playing a defensive game and giving away points. By virtue of this win, Punjab went up 3-1 in the tie. For her brilliance on the mat, Nirmla Devi was adjudged Player of the Day.
Following this, Mumbai Maharathi’s Vikas Kumar took on Punjab’s Togrul Asgarov in a crucial fifth bout. Asgarov, who won Gold in the 2012 Olympics and Silver in the 2016 Olympics proved too good for Vikas as Punjab nailed the bout 7-3 and gained an unsurpassable 4-1 lead in the tie.
Mumbai’s Sarita kept fighting to salvage her team’s pride, as she won the 58 kg Women’s category against Punjab’s Manju Kumari. Sarita’s cleverly executed manoeuvre won her a crucial couple of points as she banked on tactical defence to keep Manju at bay, winning by a slender 2-1 margin.
The final bout of the day was contested between Punjab’s Krishan Kumar and Mumbai’s Pavlo Oliynik in the heavyweight 97 kg Men’s category in which the Ukrainian prevailed 2-0, denying his opponent any chance to score points. Although Mumbai finished strongly in the tie, they conceded a 3-4 defeat to Punjab at the end of the day.
Speaking after the match, Punjab captain Vladimir Khinchegashvili said: “I am very happy for the team’s victory!”
Nirmla Devi appeared confident after her victory. “I felt very fresh and confident and put in my 100% in the match today. Happy with my performance but yes I wasn’t able to attack much,” she said.
Heavyweight wrestler Krishan Kumar said, “Had full faith on myself. The coach had also said that you just have to focus on winning and that’s what I followed.”
Criminologist Snehil Dhall files all his research reports due to increasing number of Organized Crime and distorted government structure.
Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by Criminologist Snehil Dhall (27) against the Union of India and other 46 parties (i.e. Chief Secretary of every State, UT and specific central ministries) for not implementing United Nations Transnational Organized Crime Recommendation (UNTOC) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF). As per his findings only 12 States (Goa, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal) and seven Union Territories have acknowledged of receiving the ratification of UNTOC, whereas, other states haven’t even bothered to acknowledge the same since past 5 years. He has also demanded separate legal structure for handing Organized Crime by providing few case studies of his research at various levels.
These case studies have concerns of Transnational, National, State and Local security due to which the issue of grassroot intelligence and security is to extreme condition. His various researches were reported to concern officials but they were ignored due to lack of subject knowledge. Subsequently, he decided to appeal with Honorable Supreme Court by compiling all kinds of Organized Crime laws and their limitations which are created for various purposes at different jurisdictions. He has demanded the Court to Issue a Writ in the nature of mandamus directing the Respondents to make an effective, proper, advanced, unified and coordinated mechanism / structure; special laws, rules, courts, police and law enforcement agencies, intelligence and such other(s) including Government (Centre and / or State) departments, ministries etc. without any territorial, federal, jurisdictional technicalities to tackle TransNational Organized Crimes and such other crimes effectively which may further include setup of Victim Support Centre to deal with Crime Education for every citizen regardless of their sex, gender, religion, age, nationality and also handle the consultancy support to manage Organized Crime case, help in registering of the offenses; and personnel with Subject Expertise should be considered for technical jobs. The same has been admitted in the Honorable Supreme Court under the Dairy No. 32267/2016.
The reference of the research case studies are as follows:
Criminal knowledge of underage kids from every financial background.
Fake Interpol and National Security threats from retire government officials.
Money Laundering by Lions Club International & Rotary Club International through unaccounted format.
‘Nation without States’ concept of handing separatist ideas in a foreign land and defining the difference between Terrorist & Freedom Fights through legitimate Political Parties in Western Countries.
Focuses on regulating Virtual Government, Virtual Terrorist Groups and Virtual Platforms in operation.
Regulation on Media for not reporting news of any unregistered organization which supports an indirect legitimacy.
Outrage committed by Religious Gurus i.e. Men & Women Modesty; Commercialization of sentiments.
Reduction of Age limited. The age of Criminal Responsibility should be Age 8 years old and Criminal Prosecution should be Age 12 or 16 years.
Implementation of same laws of Physical and Virtual kind. Case Reference of illegal activities committed by virtual property owners like Just Dial.
Financial Blacklisting of Banks and Financial Institutes for Frauds and mistakes committed by them similar to what SEBI does to Individuals.
Identity theft to be taken under serious offense.
Expertise based work to be allotted only to the specific Subject Expert
For Supreme Court Details: Adv Mareesh Sahay +91-98990-00923