This is for the second time that Sharma is in second position, having first reached number two in July this year. He aggregated 317 runs in the tournament, which India won by beating Bangladesh in the final by three wickets. Shikhar Dhawan, who was highest run-getter with 342 runs, gained four slots to reach fifth position. … [Read more...] about Rohit Sharma makes it 1-2 for India in ODI rankings by grabbing second slot
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In the other corner is a team that made the Under-19 World Cup on a technicality. Before June 2019, they had won just the solitary youth match in their history. That they even participated at the qualifiers for the 2020 tournament was because they were hosting the East Asia-pacific round in Sano, Japan. They won that qualifying tournament because Papua New Guinea had to forfeit their final game against Japan for reasons never heard before. … [Read more...] about ‘It doesn’t get better’ – Japan ready for India at Under-19 World Cup
Japan, who were the hosts, and PNG were both undefeated, with three victories each heading into Saturday's final day of group play at the Sano International Cricket Ground, a turf facility located 100 km north of Tokyo. Both teams had defeated Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu in their opening three encounters and had a scheduled off-day on Friday June 7, ahead of their de facto final on Saturday, before a statement was issued by the ICC announcing that PNG had forfeited due to the suspensions en masse. … [Read more...] about Japan qualify for 2020 U-19 World Cup after Papua New Guinea forfeiture
Presently, the West is trying to overthrow governments in several independent countries, on different continents. From Bolivia, the country has been already destroyed, to Venezuela, from Iraq to Iran, to China and Russia. The more successful these countries get, the better they serve their people, the more vicious the attacks from abroad are, the tougher the embargos and sanctions imposed on them are. The happier the citizens are, the more grotesque the propaganda disseminated from the West gets. … [Read more...] about How is Washington ‘liberating’ free countries?
In spite of the increased investment in health sector over the last 7 years, public expenditure on healthcare continues to be low. To attain the goal of universal healthcare, my Government would endeavour to increase both Plan and Non-Plan public expenditure in the Centre and the States taken together to 2.5 per cent of the GDP by the end of the 12th Plan. Universal access to free generic essential medicines in public health institutions in a phased and time bound manner will be ensured. The National Rural Health Mission will be converted into a National Health Mission covering urban areas also, in the course of the 12th Plan. My Government launched The National Programme for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke and The National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly. We will strengthen district hospitals to provide advanced level secondary care. My Government is also working to end the shortage of human resources in health sector. Over … [Read more...] about TEXT: President Patil’s last address to Parliament