(REOPENS DEL 26) (REOPENS DEL 26) Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri said Yuvraj would be missed in the big match. “It will have an impact. It was his three overs which allowed us to come back in the contest (against Australia). So he will be missed. Unfortunate, its an injury that happened during the game,” Shastri said in the pre-match press conference. Yuvraj had struck with his very first ball against Australia, grabbing the crucial wicket of rival skipper Steve Smith. The 34-year-old had conceded a mere 19 runs in his three overs, which helped India claw back after the initial onslaught by the Aussies. PTI PM PM
India goalkeeper Subrata Paul has tested positive for a banned substance, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.”His sample A has tested positive,” AIFF secretary Kushal Das told Reuters.National Anti-Doping Agency chief Navin Agarwal confirmed the former India captain was tested by NADA officials in March but declined to elaborate further.The 30-year-old was India’s number one choice under the bar before slipping down the pecking order, behind Norway-based Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, in recent times.Paul did not take calls when Reuters contacted him.”It’s now between him and NADA. He has to decide whether he wants his B sample tested,” Das said.”But of course if he needs guidance, the federation is always there.”
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party trailed its main rival Blue and White by 31 to 32 seats Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, putting the country’s longest serving premier on a shaky ground and raising the possibility of a unity government. Israelis voted on Tuesday in their country’s second general election in five months after 69-year-old Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition with a viable majority following April’s vote. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Central Election Committee (CEC) said that Blue and White party seemed to be taking a lead over Likud after 91 per cent votes were counted. As per figures shared by the CEC, the centre-left bloc now has 56 seats compared to Netanyahu-led bloc, comprised of right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties, which is at 55 seats in the 120-member Parliament. The Joint List, an alliance of mostly Arab Israeli parties, also has gained a seat standing at 13. These numbers may change slightly when the votes of soldiers are counted later Wednesday and Thursday. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe secular Yisrael Beitenu party won 9 seats, making its leader and former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman the kingmaker in the elections, as predicted earlier in the exit polls. Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s office said the prime minister will not travel to New York next week for the UN General Assembly in the wake of the election results. Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz will speak at the UN General Assembly instead of Netanyahu, the prime minister’s spokeswoman said. On Wednesday morning, 61-year-old Lieberman, an ally-turned-rival of Netanyahu, asserted that he will not join any coalition. He said that “the picture is clear…There is only one option and it’s a broad liberal unity government” comprising of Likud, Blue and White and his own Yisrael Beitenu. The ultra-Orthodox Shas got nine seats. United Torah Judaism has 8, Yamina has 7, Labour-Gesher is at 6 and the Democratic Camp has 5. According to reports Netanyahu has rejected the idea of a coalition that would include the Joint List as a partner, saying there cannot be a government that relies on parties that praise and glorify bloodthirsty terrorists who kill our soldiers, our citizens, our children. Gantz, 60, on Wednesday told supporters that his party’s campaign had “completed the mission.” “We proved that the idea called Blue and White, an initiative that we started a few months ago, is a success, big-time, and it’s here to stay, Gantz was quoted as saying by the Times of Israel. Netanyahu called the snap election after failing to form a governing coalition with a viable majority after April’s vote. His remarkable victory in the April 9 polls securing him a record fifth term proved temporary in the face of a logjam between potential coalition partners over a military conscription bill governing exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students. Lieberman had made it a condition of allying with ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties that they adopt a law aimed at having ultra-Orthodox Jews serve in the military like their secular counterparts.
NEW DELHI: After onions, tomatoes are next in line to bear the brunt of supply shortages and rising prices. Since the past few weeks, tomato prices have seen a surge of around 70 percent in Delhi. People are facing a hard time in the festive season due to the price hike.The prices of vegetables in Maharashtra, Karnataka and the northern regions have been shooting up due to various factors including heavy rain. While the prices of onions almost doubled in comparison to the rates at the same time last year, tomatoes had, so far, stayed more or less unaffected. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarTomatoes in Delhi-NCR have started selling for Rs 40-60 in retail since the last few days and prices are expected to increase further in the coming days. Noida resident Manju Singh said that due to the huge increase in the prices of onions and tomatoes, the kitchen budget has gone haywire. The modal price of tomatoes in Delhi was Rs 30 per kg. Not only in Delhi, but tomato prices have also increased drastically across the country. According to the website of the Central Consumer Affairs Department, onion price in Chandigarh was Rs 52 per kg on Wednesday. On Thursday, a 25 kg sack of good variety tomatoes was sold at an average price above Rs 800 in Azadpur Mandi. The average variety of tomatoes was Rs 500 per sack.