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Anand, things only went downhill. The delegation will visit Goa on 22 October.” said UT home secretary Anurag Agarwal,Ayaz Khan Seen on: Monday to Thursday,Colors After she brought Ram Kapoor back to primetime, If you look up to the scoreboard today,everyone has bowled 14 to 19 overs and you needed that finalthrust We were all there to give that thrust That’s onepositive side of it" "There will be days when you can bowl a longer spell Ithappened in the last Test So its also about coming to termswith what kind of spell I would like and what kind of spellVirat likes to operate me in" he said "So we will develop it over time As it is we have noqualms in talking and discussing I can tell him on the fieldwhat I feel like I think its great in that" he added Ashwin said that during some of the spells during thisseries Ishant was really quick "In the last couple of Test matches Ishant bowledexceptionally well I think there were a few spells where itfelt like the batsmen couldn’t even touch the ball That’s howwell he was bowling When those kinds of spell happen we knowpretty much that pressure is going to build on from bothsides So we try and feed off each others’ spells from theother side Its a great thing” Ashwin said The Tamil Nadu tweaker also likes the fact that Kohli isa good communicator and expects the same from the boys aswell "We are trying to be interactive and Virat is reallyembracing the fact that we need to communicate well with eachother That’s one aspect that has really come a long way onthis tour" he concluded PTI Karachi: Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi believes that until the PCB sets a proper example the menace of players being linked to spot-fixing and corruption cannot be stopped in Pakistan cricket File photo of Shahid Afridi Solaris Images Afridi told the Geo Super channel in Dubai during the Pakistan Super League that he was very sad and disappointed after the latest scandal in which Pakistani batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were flown back under the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code The PCB said that the ICC’s ACU and its own ACU were carrying out more investigations against the two players who were in the Islamabad United franchise "What can I say I have been saying in the past also that until the PCB sets or makes an example of such players it will be difficult to stop this menace" Afridi said "To me it is the same situation because you are allowing tainted players back into cricket" he said Afridi said he would want to see the PCB bar such tainted players from all cricket including domestic "What is the use if after five years the same players are coming back I don’t think this can be stopped until the right example is set" he added The PCB in 2015 pushed the ICC to allow tainted left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir to resume playing cricket even before his five-year ban for spot-fixing ended in September 2015 Aamir along with former captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of spot-fixing during the fourth Test against England at Lord’s in late 2010 The ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal banned them for a minimum of five years in early 2011 and their bans expired in 2015 after which all three are now back playing cricket The PCB’s decision to allow back Aamir has also come under criticism from some former players who believe that players once punished for corruption and spot-fixing should be banned for life Pakistan’s former Test captain Ramiz Raja also told a news channel yesterday that Sharjeel and Khalid should not be allowed back Asked by the host whether he would like to see Sharjeel and Khalid back to playing cricket after serving their punishments Ramiz said: "Over my dead body" Former players say the PCB set the wrong example by allowing Aamir back into the national team on the basis that he was young when the spot-fixing scandal took place in 2010 "You can’t show leniency in such cases Once a player is found guilty of soiling the game and his country he should be told to leave cricket for ever But unfortunately in Pakistan cricket set up we still have some players who have been accused of fixing in the past" former Test opener Mohsin Khan said Written by Jaithirth Rao | Published: September 30 2011 3:32 am Related News Macro-economics is an inexact discipline if we didnt know that earliernow we do The political economy of managing financial crises is even more fraught with uncertainties and unpredictable outcomes We think we know why the Great Depression was so devastating and why it lasted as long as it did Banks were allowed to go under; this reduced money supply and credit drastically Somewhere Irving Fishers identityMV equals PTcame into play When money and credit go upwhile nominal GDP does go upthe first order impact seems to be always on prices and inflation and then on real economic activity When money and credit go downunfortunately the rigidity seems to work the other way Real economic activity comes down faster than prices or inflation The failure to understand the externalities involved in the banking sector cost everyone dearly Banks retreated into a shell and just when they were starting to lend againthe ill-advised Federal Reserve raised reserve requirementsthus restricting loans aggravating and lengthening the Great Depression Trade policies certainly aggravated the Great Depression and made it more intractable than ever Countries thought that they could get richor at least stay rich using proverbial beggar thy neighbour actions The most well-known of these stupid moves was the infamous Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act that was precipitated by xenophobic US politics And then there was the enforced rigidity which the gold standard or the love of the gold standard forced on major economies Winston Churchillas the head of the British exchequerwas persuaded to believe that there was something macho about restoring Britain to the gold standard at an absurd price he ended up inflicting great misery on his countrymen and countrywomen and on his beloved empire The important thing to remember is that the Great Depression did not happen all at once and that there were many times when it seemed to be over but then stubbornly came back like a persistent tumour And that parallel is precisely what is most worrisome right now The global crisis of 2008 keeps coming back are we therefore going to see a whole lost decade for the world economy Those who thought (I include myself in this group)that letting Lehman go under was not a bad thing in order to provide signals to dissuade irrational risk-takinghave been proved wrong It appears that there never is a good time to let a bank go bust Luckilyother mistakes were not repeated in 2009 and 2010 All other banks (in all countries) were saved Despite political temptationswe have not witnessed a trade war But other parallels do not look good at all In the early 1930sby increasing the requirements of liquid reserves for banksthe Fed committed a serious blunder The current insistence that banks be better capitalised is having a similar effect Rather than raising capital in adverse circumstancesbanks are cutting down the sizes of their balance sheets Ergothere is less credit available for businesses Ergo there is less economic activity Our political leaders do not get it Certainly the IMF chief does not get it when she talks about repair being the first priority Capital requirements for banks should have been increased during the boom period Not nowfor heavens sake Banks are simply not incentivised to make loans right now They are responding to the signals as they see them Exhorting them or keeping interest rates low simply is not working The other ominous parallel comes in the form of a question: is the rigidity associated with the desperate attempt to preserve the euro becoming the equivalent of the desperate love for the gold standard that characterised the thirties Is the euro the albatross around our necks today just as the gold standard was 80-odd years ago All we now need is a trade war and the chances of a Great Depression will go up exponentially While the Doha round of WTO talks are going nowherewhile there are noises from xenophobes in Europe and the US that the renminbi should be revalued and while there are silly American and European visa restrictions that dampen trade in servicesall of these put together so far have not added up to a new regime that could strangle global trade But as politicians clutch at straws in the months aheadthere is always the likelihood that someone somewhere will get tempted Once the snowballs start hurtlingall bets are off Markets have been pretty good predictors of future economic activity Markets right now are very volatile That probably means that we cannot be sure whether in fact economic activity will pick up and more importantly will stay on an upward trend The plain fact is that macro-economists just do not know While MV may still equal PTit now appears that the mechanism of transmission goes via asset markets and not directly to goods and services The implications of insights like these are still being worked out that doubtless is very helpful for all of us What we do not need are tea-party theatrics threatening to shut down the US government and renege on its dues These folks are not conservatives; Alexander Hamilton would have been horrified at attempts to renege on sovereign obligations In their eagerness to save their rich fellow citizens from 1 or 2 per cent tax raisethe tea-party folks have succeeded in spooking markets and causing 10 to 20 per cent wealth reduction for the same rich What we do not need are more lectures to bankers let us just ease off on their capital requirements for now What we do not need is China-bashing and the increased prospects of a trade war And what we do not need is Europeans quarreling about their self-inflicted albatross Let us hope that in Anno Domini 2021 we can look back and say that in 2011 we avoided a great depression But right nowit looks like a very close thing indeed The writer is a Mumbai-based [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Visakhapatnam | Updated: December 24 2016 10:19 am Karun Nair (14) and KL Rahul (4) failed along with the rest of their teammates (Source: PTI) Top News At Chepauk against England Karun Nair had batted 560 minutes faced 381 balls and remained unbeaten on 303 — a triple ton in his third Test innings At the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vizag on Friday the Karnataka middle-order batsman got out for 14 staying there for 55 minutes and facing 38 deliveries The excellent Aswin Crist bowled an outswinger and Nair nicked it to Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps In Chennai KL Rahul had missed out on his maiden Test double hundred by a solitary run At Vizag he was dismissed for four getting squared up to a T Natarajan away-goer This game indeed is a great leveller and to make matters worse Nair didn’t take the field when Tamil Nadu came to bat in their first innings Karnataka coach J Arunkumar informed that the player had lower abdomen pain Karnataka batting however has been a lot more than Rahul and Nair but they collectively had an off day on a green deck Getting bundled out for 88 in 371 overs was ignominious by their lofty standards Tamil Nadu won a good toss and then Crist took charge returning with his career-best figures of 6/31 in 131 overs Karnataka promoted Abhimanyu Mithun at No 5 to offer counter-punch But the conditions proved to be a little too difficult for a lower-order batsman to cope with Manish Pandey top-scored with 28 and only three other players – R Samarth Nair and Vinay Kumar reached double figures Tamil Nadu finished the day on 111/4 They would have been happier not to lose Vijay Shankar towards the fag end of the day It terminated a 70-run fourth wicket partnership At stumps Karthik and Abhinav Mukund who came at No 6 were batting on 31 and 3 respectively Karthik was lucky to survive in the final over as miscommunication between wicketkeeper CM Gautam and Shreyas Gopal saw a skier fall safely It’s only the first day of a five-day Ranji Trophy quarterfinal but Tamil Nadu are already in a good position to press home the advantage They started as underdogs especially after injuries rendered R Ashwin and Murali Vijay unfit But the team really didn’t miss much for Ashwin and Vijay weren’t the Ranji Trophy regulars unlike the Karnataka trio of Rahul Nair and Pandey “We didn’t have the benefit of having them (Ashwin and Vijay) throughout the season So we don’t know what we are missing because they haven’t been part of the team for quite some time” Tamil Nadu coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar told The Indian Express “We had a decent day It would have been better without the run out I don’t read too much into the toss We had a very good team performance in terms of fielding and bowling A few very good catches were taken Kaushik Gandhi took a very good catch Mukund went for a blinder but the ball just slipped out Our ground fielding was outstanding” he added His Karnataka counterpart vowed to rally “The toss was very important (The pitch) was slightly damp in the morning (Still) it was a bad day for us We could have batted better But four days left and we will fight back” Arunkumar said Brief scores: Karnataka 88 (Aswin Crist 6/31 T Natarajan 3/18) vs Tamil Nadu 111/4 (V Shankar 34; S Aravind 2/14) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRoopam AsthanaPollution – if we don’t kill it will kill us sooner than later Pollution is real and its negative impact has already started seeping into our systems The Lancet Commission on pollution and health reported 9 million premature deaths globally stemming from air pollution in 2015 More than 25 million of these deaths were in India the most in any single country Very recently in Delhi NCR airborne particles and toxic chemicals created horrendous smog that choked the 19 million residents of the metropolitan area As a result merely breathing the air was at its worst like smoking 50 cigarettes in a day Hospitals reported a 20 percent surge in patients with pollution-related illnesses and doctors declared a public health emergency This shows that pollution in India is not a mere inconvenience but a major medical hazard that may cause or aggravate respiratory and cardiovascular diseases among people even those who are seemingly hale and heartyConsidering the ever increasing healthcare cost further accentuated by pollution one can’t deny the growing need of health insurance in case of many illnesses especially those that requires hospitalization When you are young and healthy your risk to health insurance companies would be less and hence premium would be lower But once you catch any disease such as Diabetes or Asthma or when you get old your premium will go up This is why it makes sense to take up a health insurance policy at a young age Today various health insurance plans are available in the market for you to choose from While buying a plan it is highly recommended that you check for parameters such as range of network renewability claim settlement process and also coverage on various conditions such as maternity critical illness etc Some of the health plans cover existing diseases after 2-4 years where some have special features like AYUSH treatment yearly check-up and restoration of total sum insured You therefore have to find an acceptable trade-off between your requirements budget and available health insurance plans for your family related news Another important factor is to select the correct sum insured so that you are not under insured If you are opting for Family Health Insurance Plans where the total Sum Insured is supposed to be shared among all family members you should normally select a higher sum insured considering more than one hospitalization event might occur in one single year You can also select a top-up cover over your basic health insurance policy Your basic health cover may be sufficient to pay for small illnesses but there is always a chance it would fall short in case of a bigger medical emergency Top-up policy becomes a life savior in such cases as it provides provide high coverage at very little cost5 points to ponder when considering health insurance:1 Medical emergencies are well emergencies Most diseases don’t warn you before attacking With stressful professional and personal lives people are increasingly vulnerable to various health problems and lifestyle diseases The earlier you buy a health insurance the better it is in helping you mitigate attendant risks2 Your family too must be covered by health insurance as otherwise in case of an exigency there are chances that all your savings might be exhausted in medical treatment Young families should consider buying a family floater health insurance plan which normally covers children up to the age of 253 Medical expenses are not restricted to just in-hospital expense it also includes indirect cost like travel boarding lodging temporary loss of income while being hospitalized Check the coverage of health insurance and how it helps you to cushion the impact of a sudden medical related expense4 Consider insurance that helps you in case you are stuck by any critical illness Some Health insurance plans cover lifestyle diseases like cancer and other critical illnesses These policies generally pay a lump sum if the disease is detected thereby helping you and your family in the time of need5 Plan for your old age and retirement Even if your employer has insured your health buying an individual or a family health insurance plan is recommended Once an employee retires he would have nothing to cover him and getting a policy from the market at an older age is tough Also if you switch jobs during the intervening period between your old and new jobs you are forced to remain uninsuredHealth insurance is a necessity; one should start viewing it like a health investment You may think that you will never have to use it but that should not stop you from starting to prepare for a day when you may have to use it Paying small premiums today may save you tomorrow from a big financial dent caused by a medical calamity You may not be able to protect yourself from all disease but you can surely reduce the financial pain by choosing the right health insurance plan Stay safe stay healthy(The writer is CEO & Whole Time Director Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company)New York: Novak Djokovic double-faulted then shook his right arm and grimaced Seconds later Monday night a weak serve produced a wince from the US Open’s defending champion then was followed by a missed forehand that gave away a set — the first set dropped by Djokovic in the first round of any Grand Slam tournament since 2010 Novak Djokovic reacts after a point in the US Open AP While he managed to emerge with a 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 victory over Jerzy Janowicz of Poland there were plenty of signs of trouble starting with a visit from a trainer who massaged Djokovic’s bothersome arm after only five games Asked about his health during an on-court interview Djokovic deflected the question saying "I don’t think it’s necessary to talk about this now I’m through I’m taking it day by day" When the subject arose at his news conference Djokovic again avoided addressing the topic saying the trainer’s visit "was just prevention; it’s all good" During the match Djokovic hit first serves around 100 mph sometimes slower — 25 mph or so below what’s normal for him He hit second serves in the low 80s mph He flexed that right arm the one he has used to wield a racket on the way to 12 Grand Slam titles and appeared generally unhappy covering his head with a white towel at changeovers Djokovic’s coach Boris Becker gnawed on his fingernails looking nervous as can be All in all Djokovic’s issues figure to loom large as the tournament progresses and therefore amounted to the most noteworthy development at Flushing Meadows even if there were results of interest elsewhere Those included No 8-seeded Madison Keys’ 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 comeback victory over 60th-ranked Alison Riske in the last match of the night It finished at 1:48 am, He succumbed to the virus at Noble Hospital in Hadapsar. Under the government’s ease of doing business initiative, It said it would “continue to monitor both clubs to ensure that integrity rules are respected going forward”.

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