'I do not have too much to say about the pitch, we got outplayed in those conditions' IMAGE: England's Jack Leach, centre, celebrates. Photograph: PTI Photo Amid the debates over the nature of the pitch that was prepared for the pink-ball Test, England spinner Jack Leach asserted that he would have liked the third Test against India to go longer than two days. The third Test match got over within two days after the visitors crumbled in front of the India spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. Leach said a Test match should last longer than two days but admitted that the hosts outplayed England on Ahmedabad wicket. "I think that is right. One thing I will say as a cricket fan if I was watching a Test match, I would want it to go longer than two days, that is my only kind of viewing being a cricket fan.... Test match should go on longer than two days, whether that is to the pitch or skill, for me, I am fully concentrating how can I best do on every ... » Learn More about Leach wants Tests to last longer than two days
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Video Player Close Troops take part in a military parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC), in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2019. (Xinhua/Shen Hong) BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China's annual defense budget will maintain single-digit growth for a sixth consecutive year by increasing 6.8 percent in 2021, according to a draft budget report made public on Friday. This year's planned defense spending will be about 1.35 trillion yuan (about 209 billion U.S. dollars), read the draft submitted to the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberation. China's defense budget is about one quarter of the U.S. figure, which is 740.5 billion U.S. dollars for the 2021 fiscal year. As the world's second largest economy and the most populous country, China's planned defense spending per capita in 2021 will be less than 1,000 yuan. China applies strict mechanisms of fiscal ... » Learn More about China Focus: China’s defense budget maintains single-digit growth for six consecutive years
On Tuesday, a picture of Amrita Rao and her husband, RJ Anmol, standing outside a doctor’s office, her baby bump very evident, broke on the social media. When Mirror reached out to the actress , she confirmed the happy news, saying “It’s like reliving our childhood.” However, she admitted that the feeling that she will be a mother soon is yet to sink in. “I guess it takes your child to be in front of you to believe what nature can do,” she muses. Amrita goes on to share that it was Anmol who got to see the report first and broke the news of the pregnancy to her. The couple had tied the knot on May 15, 2016, after dating for seven years. Ask the 34-year-old actress what made them decide that 2020 was the year to take their family forward and she quips, “One can’t plan these things, they just happen.” Untitled Carousel Salman Khan wraps up Radhe ahead of schedule; release date to be announced within a fortnight On October 2, Salman Khan got back to the set after ... » Learn More about Amrita Rao on pregnancy: RJ Anmol reads from the Bhagvad Gita to baby and me every night
Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan , who celebrated his 78th birthday on Sunday, recently revealed that his mother Teji Bachchan had almost named him Inquilab when he was born. During one of the episodes of Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 , Big B shared a rather interesting anecdote from his life. He said that in 1942, his mother had participated in a rally which demanded independence for India from the British rule. At that time, she was eight months pregnant and was expecting Amitabh. However, when the men of her family found out that she was not at home and had gone out to participate in the procession, they reprimanded her and got her back home. At that time, a person who was also a part of the Independence struggle suggested that she should name her child Inquilab, which means revolution. Untitled Carousel Amitabh Bachchan is booked for a year While most actors half his age are still wondering about when to get back into action, Amitabh Bachchan brought in his ... » Learn More about When Amitabh Bachchan almost got named Inquilab by his mother
Bhutan's recognition of Bangladesh without waiting for Indian advice was a clever move. It was a calculated gamble to assert its independence, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. T himphu, the capital of Bhutan had very few comforts in 1971. For us, who went to Bhutan from Tokyo, with a nine-month old baby 42 years ago, the feeling was that we had walked backwards in time by about half a century. The first motorable road was opened only in 1968 and there were no commercial flights into Bhutan. The drive from the border town of Phuntsholing in India to Thimphu took the whole day, with a lunch break at Chukha, a small rivulet at that time, but a gigantic hydro-electric project now. Electricity was a rarity and we had to huddle around a bukhari , which burns wood to provide a level of comfort in the bitter cold. Life did not, however, stand still in Thimphu. 1971 was an exciting year in Bhutan and as the only diplomatic mission in the country, India was very much a partner in ... » Learn More about Who recognised Bangladesh first?
A growing number of youngsters aspire to be social media influencers for fame and fortune. But experts warn about a narcissitic trend that can be devastating for youths. Wang Yuke reports from Hong Kong. If Hong Kong's big-time fortune tellers can strike gold by amassing a huge following over time, there's a group of young go-getters trying to take a leaf out of their book — social media influencers. But the luck and instinct that may guarantee one's success in any field of endeavor simply don't fall from the sky. It could be a make-it-or-break-it move. Kenson, 10, is nothing short of a toy influencer in Hong Kong despite his tender age. "I often come across strangers recognizing me on the street. They would leap at me, excitedly shout out my name and ask for selfies," says Kenson shyly. "I was happy about it but it, somehow, set me on edge." While many young YouTubers wallow in stardom and the glee of being lionized, being a household name is not on Kenson's priority list. ... » Learn More about Wallowing in stardom or a minefield?
Describing India's ties with Bangladesh as a truly "360 degree partnership," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's planned visit to Dhaka later this month will surely be a "very memorable" one. Jaishankar arrived on a day-long visit to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month to participate in the celebrations of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations. After holding comprehensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen, Jaishankar said Bangladesh was central to India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and increasingly relevant to the country's 'Act East Policy'. "We are working to prepare for the planned visit of our prime minister. It will surely be a very memorable visit: if I recall right it would be his first visit outside India since the coronavirus pandemic and his second as prime minister to ... » Learn More about Modi’s visit to Dhaka to be very memorable: Jaishankar
There are two approaches to cooking — one that follows recipes to the minute detail by measuring at every step, and one where ingredients are combined with an intuition and practised sense of smell and taste rather than by the measuring spoon. Whatever be the method, good food nourishes the soul. Ani I V Sasi’s Ninnila Ninnila (simultaneously dubbed in Tamil as Theeni ) shows a bit of both methods and roots for the second one. Food, here, reminds the central characters of people they have loved and lost. Food also helps to revive or forge new connections, heal, and find a new purpose in their lives. Ninnila Ninnila Cast: Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma, Nithya Menen Direction: Ani Sasi Streaming on: ZeePlex Ani Sasi juxtaposes two unlike people who will soon cross paths. An insomniac and pot-bellied Dev (Ashok Selvan) whose life has been thrown out of gear after a loss, and Tara (Ritu Varma) who hopes to fill a void by mending a broken bond. He is a mess, suffers sporadic ... » Learn More about ‘Ninnila Ninnila’ review: For the love of food
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#Bandh AP bandh tomorrow: Normal life to be hit as support pours in #Bandh Motor strike: Normal life hit in Kerala, public vehicles including keep off roads #Bandh Fuel price hike: Odisha bandh affects normal life, educational institutes closed #Bandh Farmers' Protest: What is 'chakka jam' that farmers have announced for Saturday? #Bandh Coimbatore: Bandh called by Hindu, Muslim outfits postponed on March 7 #Bandh Karnataka bandh today: No Ola, Uber, autos, how to travel in Bengaluru today For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now India - 11,173,761 | World - 116,207,995 View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Just In 14 min ago India on track to achieving climate goals: PM Modi at CERAWeek 2021 29 min ago Actor Mithun Chakraborty may join BJP at PM Modi's Kolkata rally on Mar 7 31 min ago Nearly 14 lakh inoculated ... » Learn More about AP bandh today: Normal life likely to be hit