West Indies beat India by nine wickets in the one-off T20 International played at Kingston in Jamaica tonight.
Set to score 191 runs for a win, the hosts overhauled the target in 18.3 overs, by making 194 for one. Evin Lewis was the top scorer with an unbeaten 125. Marlon Samuels was not out on 36. Chris Gayle was out for 18.
Earlier, put in to bat, India made 190 for 6 in the stipulated Twenty overs. Dinesh Karthik was the top scorer with 48, while skipper Virat Kohli made 39.
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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today attacked the BJP led governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh alleging that they were trying to hide their failures by resorting to ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection).
She also claimed that the GST was ushered in without full preparation and alleged that the BJP and RSS were “misleading” people on various issues.
“The RSS is now openly using government wealth, facilities and power to push its agenda of casteism, communalism and violent politics. In this case, BSP is being specifically targeted,” Mayawati claimed in a statement today.
She said that the missionary movement zeal of BSP was intact and deep rooted in Uttar Pradesh and claimed that the BJP and RSS were misleading people.
They are spreading rumours, as they feel BSP as their real threat and challenge, Mayawati said.
“The coming of these casteist forces to power both in the state and at the Centre drops enough hints that they are interested in dividing the country and not uniting it… An atmosphere of fear is prevailing throughout the country, and there are incidents of targeted casteist and communal violence being reported,” she said in the statement.
Mayawati accused the BJP of hiding its failures by resorting to ‘gauraksha’ (cow protection).
She accused the Centre of implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a “complicated” tax structure without full preparations, after coming out with demonetisation. BSP Release and rediff
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Jammu and Kashmir, husband and wife were killed while their three children were injured in Pakistani shelling in Poonch district today. Defence sources told AIR that in yet another incidence of ceasefire violation, Pakistan army resorted to mortar shelling and firing along Line of Control (LoC) in Gulpur sector this morning around 6 am targeting forward defence locations and civilian areas.
The shelling prompted an effective retaliation from the Indian troops and they gave a befitting reply. Intermittent exchanges were continuing when last reports came in.Pakistani forces have been using small, medium and automatic arms and heavy mortars in firing.
Pakistani shelling in civilain areas has once again triggered panic among the people living in the areas close to the bordrline.
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World Bank has said, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change. In a news report published yesterday World Bank said with a sweeping commitment to solar power, innovative solutions and energy efficiency initiatives to supply its people with 24×7 electricity by 2030, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change.
Noting that Indian government is setting ambitious targets that include 160 gigawatts of wind and solar by 2022, the bank said it is an incentive for international firms to invest in India’s solar market.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions with a number of leaders on the sidelines of the ongoing G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany today.
Mr Modi and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in expressed their commitment to further develop the special strategic partnership between the two countries.
For this, the two leaders agreed for working through programmes like Make in India, Digital India and Startup India. President Moon has accepted an Invitation extended by Mr Modi to visit India at an early date.
Mr Modi held bilateral discussions with his Italy counterpart Paolo Gentolini which focussed on promoting bilateral relations. An official release said the two leaders stressed the significance of promoting interaction between medium enterprises of the two countries for strengthening bilateral economic cooperation.
The Prime Minister of Italy appreciated Indian investments in his country, including in industrial sector. The two leaders also discussed ways and means to work together for providing sustainable solutions to prevent climate change and promote development in Africa.
Mr Modi also discussed bilateral matters with his Norwegian Counterpart Ms Erna Solberg. The two leaders agreed to strengthen economic relations. Mr Modi invited participation of Norwegian pension funds in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.
Meanwhhile, the G20 leaders deliberated upon partnership with Africa and matter relating migration and health at its working session.
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