The gulf in class was a reality, but the Test match exposed their inability to understand the needs of the longest format. Their performance lends support to the demands for a two-tier Test format, which could get them battle-ready for future series. With an average first-class experience of less than 15 matches, Test cricket wouldn’t have been easy for Afghans, but if a robust first-class structure isn’t put in place, the idea may just backfire. Every Afghan batsman seemed to be in limited-overs mode without any respect for an aspect called patience, which is an integral component of Test cricket. Courtesy Pandya’s third half-century in Test cricket, India added 127 runs during the first session.
The gesture had been preceded by the Afghans, who were thrashed by an innings and 262 runs, taking selfies with most of the India players. For Rahane, who was captaining the side in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, winning and losing is not everything. I learnt a lot by playing against Afghanistan," Rahane said after the match. Winning and losing is not that important, what you learn on and off the field is also very important," Rahane said. India and Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who missed the Bangalore Test because of an injured finger, tweeted: "A Gentleman's game .. a wonderful gesture!!"
Our BureauCalcutta: Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane said India were determined to be “ruthless” in their approach after smashing Afghanistan apart in two days to win the one-off Test by an innings and 262 runs in Bangalore. “Indeed, it’s one of those special wins… Feels really special… It is always an honour to lead your country and we wanted to be ruthless. “Kuldeep (Yadav) was on the bench and he actually did well in a Test match (earlier) as well as in the shorter formats. Dhawan, who smashed 107 off 96 balls to win the Man-of-the-Match award, said he is enjoying every bit of his batting at the moment. INDIA’S BIGGEST-EVER WIN IN TESTSUmesh Yadav India registered their biggest-ever win in Test match cricket.
The judge said: "It is a matter of surprise that from the crowded BT Road the police could find only one person as eyewitness." The police had said Madhuparna had died after the bike she was riding pillion met with an accident on BT Road near Dum Dum. After going through the report, Justice Bagchi had scheduled the matter for detailed hearing. Later, Justice Mantha was assigned the case. State counsel Subhabrata Dutta produced the report before Justice Mantha on Friday.
June 15, 2018 21:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several prominent members of the black clergy on Friday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from parents. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, in separate statements, called Sessions' use of biblical scripture incorrect. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has defended Sessions' stance, saying "it is biblical to enforce the law." Jackson was also critical of Sessions, saying in the past, Bible verses have been used to justify various atrocities. "The government tolerated lynching just like they tolerated slavery," said Jackson.
June 15, 2018 20:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ethics allegations surrounding Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local):4:40 p.m. The federal government's top ethics officer is asking for an expanded investigation of Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt to address recent allegations that he used aides to conduct personal business for him. David Apol, acting director of the Office of Government Ethics, made the request to EPA's inspector general in a letter Friday. ___11 a.m.President Donald Trump is praising Scott Pruitt's work as head of the Environmental Protection Agency — but stressing his concerns as well. Growing numbers of Republican lawmakers have joined Democrats in blasting the embattled EPA chief over the ethics allegations.
June 15, 2018 20:37 UTC
The residents of the Patel Mansion — the building adjacent to Kothari mansion in Fort — have to wait longer before they can occupy their homes. The civic body and Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) has asked the residents of Patel mansion to conduct a fresh structural audit. The condition of the already dilapidated Patel Mansion has worsened after a part of Kothari mansion collapsed on it after a massive fire broke out on June 9. Bharat Jadhav, Secretary of Patel Mansion said, “We are on a war footing to take NOC from MHADA to carry out structural repairs. Dilip Garje, Executive Engineer from MHADA, said, “As soon as we get the structural audit report, we will grant permission for repairs.”COLLATERAL DAMAGE
June 15, 2018 20:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been more than a decade since North Korea turned over the remains of American troops missing from the Korean War. The last time North Korea turned over remains was in 2007, when Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador and New Mexico governor, secured the return of six sets from North Korea. There are 7,697 U.S. troops still unaccounted for from the Korean War, and about 5,300 of those were lost in North Korea. Trump also appeared to exaggerate the number of those that could be retrieved from North Korea. His airman father Lt. Hal Downes has been missing-in-action since his plane went down over North Korea in 1952.
June 15, 2018 20:15 UTC
On Friday NASA announced Peggy Whitson has retired. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky/File) On Friday NASA announced Peggy Whitson has retired. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky/File)NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired today less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. Peggy Whitson was a member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool/File) Peggy Whitson was a member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS).
June 15, 2018 19:18 UTC
more-inThe Health Department has proposed to conduct free coaching classes for PG NEET. Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar said that the coaching centre would cater specially to doctors in government service. Primary health care doctors and nurses would be trained in managing victims of snake bite. For this, the government had set aside ₹22 lakh. The government has set aside ₹2.34 crore to set up satellite clinics.
June 15, 2018 19:14 UTC
more-inThe DMK opposed the renaming of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme in the Assembly on Thursday. During his speech in the debate on the demand for grants for the Health Department, DMK MLA R. Masilamani criticised the way in which the scheme was being implemented. He said the Central government was only paying a component of the maternity benefit scheme but that had led to the renaming of the scheme. Muthulakshmi Reddy is not just a name but a legend in the Dravidian movement. When the DMK MLA sought to know about the 10,000-bed Health City, the Minister said efforts were on to set up 1,000-bed hospitals in the Omandurar Government Estate and in Kancheepuram.
June 15, 2018 19:12 UTC
more-inInterior designer Wilhelmina Garcia has spent years attempting to find solutions to the worsening problem of plastic waste. According to a report by the non-profit organisation Ocean Conservancy, the Philippines is among the top contributors of plastics dumped into the world’s oceans. Ms. Garcia established JunkNot Eco Creatives, a social enterprise that produces furniture, bags and other accessories out of discarded plastic packaging. In addition to offering an alternative to plastic waste, the programme also provides a livelihood to as many as 60 locals, many of whom are housewives with no other income. In just a few years, the community came up with a collection system that reduced plastic waste in waterways.
June 15, 2018 19:10 UTC
more-inChennai-based TCP Ltd, which produces inorganic chemicals, has called for the restoration of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits, which enables duty-free access to the U.S. market. Nearly 3,500 Indian products from sectors such as chemicals and engineering get duty-free access to the U.S. market under the GSP, introduced in 1976. The U.S. is reviewing India’s eligibility under GSP and its sub-committee would hold a hearing on June 19 on the issue. India and the U.S. have a very strong, longstanding and cordial trade relationship and we expect the U.S. government to support more Indian products in the U.S. market, TCP said. TCP is among the 60 small and medium businesses that have submitted their comments to the GSP sub-committee seeking continuation of GSP benefits.
June 15, 2018 19:07 UTC
He is one of many young people who, in a troubled area of Honduras, have swapped misdemeanors for sports thanks to the Skate Brothers. The inspiration to create the program came from Jessel Recinos, a Honduran who traded crime for skating and founded Skate Brothers to keep young people away from gangs. The doctors didn't understand – I survived by miracle.”That vow to “become a good person” led him to start Skate Brothers in 2011, a nonprofit skating club that has become a model for young people tempted by drugs, crime and the maras (gangs). “Some of them used to belong to gangs, and Skate Brothers has changed their lives. If we can find an organization to support us the project will keep on flourishing, because we want more young people to be reached by Skate Brothers,” says RecinosThis article was originally published in El Heraldo, Honduras.
June 15, 2018 19:07 UTC
June is equally hot with the mercury level peaking, making it uncomfortable for residents, say meteorologists. Officials of the Meteorological Department say it is normal for the mercury level to peak close to 40 degrees Celsius in June as well in coastal areas such as Chennai. Strong westerliesS. Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, says strong westerlies and less moisture often lead to increasing temperature level. The delay in sea breeze results in heat persisting for a longer time in the city. On Friday, the mercury level touched 40 degrees Celsius in Meenambakkam and 39.2 degrees Celsius in Nungambakkam.
June 15, 2018 19:00 UTC