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October 15, 2021

Navjot Sidhu silent on continuing as Punjab Congress chief, Harish Rawat claims he will resume work

Harish Rawat, the All India Congress Committee official in charge of Punjab, on Friday claimed that Navjot Singh Sidhu will continue as the president of the party’s state unit, reported The Hindu. His statement came after Sidhu met with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi. “He shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi,” Rawat told reporters. “We have told him that his concerns will be taken care of. He assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the PCC president.” Sidhu,…

Rahul Dravid likely to take over as Indian men’s cricket team coach from Ravi Shastri: Reports

Rahul Dravid is all set to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team replacing Ravi Shastri, whose tenure ends with the T20 World Cup, according to multiple news reports. If all goes well and Dravid applies for the job when the formal process of inviting applications begins, the BCCI will choose him, reported ESPNCricinfo. He could take over from the home series against New Zealand starting late November. However, a report from The Times of India said that Dravid has already agreed to come on…

Interview: Ambika Vishwanath on what it would mean for India to have a ‘feminist foreign policy’

In 2007, India sent an all-woman police unit to a United Nations mission in Liberia, where they carried out 24-hour guard duty, public order management and night patrols. The example set by the Indian women led to a four-fold jump in the number of women in Liberia applying to the police, according to the United Nations Mission in Liberia. This deployment is often touted as one of the ways in which including more women in foreign policy actions – particularly in “hard power” areas like security and military issues – can have…

Cricket: Avi Barot, Saurashtra wicketkeeper-batter, dies of heart attack at 29

Saurashtra wicketkeeper-batter Avi Barot died at the age of 29 after suffering a massive heart attack on Saturday. Barot was part of Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy win in the 2019-’20 season and had scored a half-century in the final. The 29-year-old had featured in 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 List A matches and 11 T20Is for Saurashtra. He had smashed 122 runs off 53 deliveries in the Syed Mushtaq Ali in January earlier this year. “Our hearts bleed as outstanding player and very noble being Avi Barot is no more with us. It’s…
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