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IPL21: MI snatch victory from the jaws of defeat as KKR choke in the death overs

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The showdown between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders was undoubtedly dominated by the bowlers on a slow pitch that didn’t do much for the batting unit. Though it looked like KKR might break out of its streak of 21 losses against MI, the last 5 overs turned the tide in the latter’s favour. In an unbelievable win, MI beat KKR by 10 runs.

The fact that Chennai’s playing ground isn’t conducive to a blazing display of power-hitting was made quite obvious in the first innings. KKR read the pitch well, opting to field first and opened their bowling attack exclusively with spinners. Quinton De Kock, reclaiming his spot as MI’s opener, had to depart for a poorly made 2 runs in a quick dismissal by Varun Chakravarthy in just the second over. Suryakumar Yadav came in next and took the cake for the most effortless performance amongst the MI batsmen, firing off a fast 56 runs off just 36 deliveries. With Yadav slogging 7 boundaries and 2 sixes, the last of which clocked in at 99 metres, MI looked on course to set a target of about 170. Prasidh Krishna’s first over was particularly punished, with MI scoring 16 runs off of it. But a clever delivery by Shakib Al Hasan dismissed the set batsmen as another high hit found the hands of Shubman Gill.

Odds began turning in KKR’s favour with Ishan Kishan being dismissed within 4 deliveries, at just 1 run. Rohit Sharma, who had been idling at the crease having faced under 25 balls, finally began to fire up. But his struggle to score in boundaries and sixes was evident, his strike rate just touching 135. Pat Cummins managed to pick up the captain’s wicket with a spry off-cutter whose inside edge found the stumps. Sharma walked back to the pavilion with a score of 43 off 32 balls at the end of 15.2 overs. By now, it was also clear as day that Yadav’s brilliant knock earlier was a class apart from his teammates.

The last 5 overs had nothing to write home about, in terms of MI’s batting. For the second match in a row, MI’s middle batting order had nothing to show for their efforts. Hardik Pandya knocked around a couple of boundaries before being caught off Krishna’s bowling. Andre Russel’s introduction to the bowling attack in the 17th over was the absolute game-changer, proving to be deadly for their opponents. He picked up the wickets of the intimidating Pollard and Jansen with his around-the-wicket angled bowling. Trusted to close off the last over, Russell picked up the consecutive wickets of Krunal Pandya and Bumrah with his off-pace short deliveries. On the final ball of the innings, he clinched his maiden five-wicket haul and career-best figures of 5-15 in just 2 overs, with Rahul Chahar’s dismissal. The mighty MI were bowled out for a mere 152 runs, collapsing from 123-5 in just over 20 deliveries.

The run-chase seemed like a breeze for KKR. Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill put up an opening stand of 72 runs, both batsmen not shying away from bringing out the big guns. Rana’s fearless batting inspired Gill to take a few more risks, resulting in a beautiful display of solid batting. Coming off the high of a sixer, Gill attempted another but succumbed to Chahar’s spin, departing for 33 off of 24. Tripathi failed to emulate the magic of his previous innings against SRH, caught behind by De Kock after only 5 runs. Chahar picked up his third wicket, clocking in at one per over of his, this time, that of the KKR captain, Eoin Morgan. He continued his streak, dismissing Al Hasan on his last ball and finishing his spell with his best figures of 4-27. Morgan and Al Hasan, both well-known for their calm and collected drive to win crucial games, walked out with single-digit scores.

Before Al Hasan’s dismissal, KKR needed 31 runs off 30 balls, a cakewalk in any imaginable situation. With Dinesh Karthik and the Knight Rider’s special trump card, Russel, at the crease, it should have been an easy win for KKR, with no bars. But what ensued was the most remarkable defeat in what was a guaranteed victory.

MI was crystal clear in their strategy- they absolutely had to put a stop to KKR’s trump card. Following in this stead, Sharma placed Pollard almost at Russel’s mouth, blocking off any on-side attacks. This forced the big man to play defensive and showing inklings of nervousness that dots the faces of newbies. Russell tried to drive the ball over Krunal Pandya’s head for a straight boundary but failed as he was almost caught by the bowler himself at 0. Pandya was rightfully livid at himself for dropping that crucial catch. But that wasn’t all. Russell gained a second life as he was dropped again on 5 by Bumrah in the same over.

Bumrah’s penultimate over was never going to be easy to score off of. Though Russell and Karthik tried to hit big and scrounged for desperately needed boundaries in the face of a mounting asking rate, they only managed singles. Bumrah’s brilliantly controlled bowling cornered KKR to an asking rate of 15 off the last over.

If the KKR fans still had hopes, they were squashed when Boult got Russell out with a slower delivery. The West Indian consuming 15 balls for just 9 runs was highly uncharacteristic and this off-day came at the worst timing possible. The pressure of having to score 13 off the remaining 3 balls had Cummins swinging hard in the hopes of a six but Boult’s searing yorker bowled him out instead. Harbajan Singh’s last-ditch attempt to push for a highly unlikely super-over was in vain, MI fans sighing a breath of relief and KKR one of disappointment.

Rana’s well made 57 off 47, supported by Gill, was simply not enough to tide KKR over. The team lacked a serious overall effort with no single batsman stepping up to the task of supporting the opening batsmen, resulting in a humiliating loss that they’ll hope to forget.

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जम्मू-कश्मीर में गैर-कश्मीरी नागरिकों पर आतंकियों का बढता अत्याचार!

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जम्मू-कश्मीर में बीते कुछ दिनों से गैर-कश्मीरी नागरीकों पर आतंकी हमलों के मामले सामने आ रहे हैं।

जम्मू-कश्मीर में बीते कुछ दिनों से गैर-कश्मीरी नागरीकों पर आतंकी हमलों के मामले सामने आ रहे हैं। खासतौर से गैर-कश्मीरी मजदूरों को निशाना बनाया जा रहा है। जम्मू-कश्मीर में आतंकियों द्वारा अब तक नौ नागरीकों की हत्या कर दी गई है। 5 अक्टूबर को श्रीनगर में आतंकियो ने वीरेंद्र पासवान की गोली मारकर हत्या कर दी थी। वीरेंद्र पासवान बिहार का रहनेवाला था और पिछले दो वर्षों से श्रीनगर में गोलगप्पे बेचता था। आतंकियों ने 6 अक्टूबर को फार्मेसी मालिक एम.एल बिंदू, स्ट्रीट वेंडर और एक टैक्सी ड्राइवर की हत्या कर दी थी। श्रीनगर के ईदगाह इलाके में आतंकियों ने स्कूल की मुख्य अध्यापिका सुपिंदर कौर और अध्यापक दीपक शर्मा की गोली मारकर हत्या कर दी।

16 अक्टूबर को अरविंद कुमार साह पर आतंकियों द्वारा गोली चलाई गई, उन्हें गंभीर स्थिति में श्रीनगर के SMHS अस्पताल ले जाया गया जहाँ डॉक्टरों ने उन्हें मृत घोषित कर दिया। अरविंद कुमार बिहार के बांका जिले में रहनेवाले थे और श्रीनगर में गोलगप्पे बेचते थे। 16 अक्टूबर की ही शाम को आतंकियों ने पुलवामा में सगीर अहमद नाम के व्यक्ति की गोली मारकर हत्या कर दी। सगीर अहमद उत्तरप्रदेश का रहनेवाला था एवं पेशे से वह एक कार्पेंटर था। 17 अक्टूबर, रविवार को आतंकियों ने दक्षिण कश्मीर के कुलगाम में के तीन मजदूरों को गोली मार दी, जिससे दो मजदूरों की मृत्यु हो गई और एक मजदूर बुरी तरह से घायल हो गया।

कश्मीर के अलग अलग हिस्सों में अनेकों प्रवासी बसे हुए हैं। अधिकतर लोग रोजगार की तलाश में बिहार से कश्मीर आए हुए हैं। लोगों का कहना है कि वे अगले महीने तक अपने घर बिहार जाना चाहते थे मगर दहशतगर्दों के कारण उन्हें काम छोड़कर बीच में ही जाना पढ़ रहा है। लोग डरे हुए हैं कि यदि स्थिति जल्द से जल्द सामान्य नहीं हुई तो उनका रोजगार और बच्चों की पढ़ाई छुट जाएगी।

27 वर्षों से कश्मीर में रह रहे 45 वर्षीय पंकज पासवान का कहना है कि उन्होंने इतने वर्षों में कश्मीर की इससे भी बदतर हालत देखी है। उनका कहना है कि एक के बाद एक हो रही हत्याओं से कश्मीर में दहशत का माहौल बना हुआ है और वे भी इस समय बिहार लौट जाना चाहते हैं। आतंकियों द्वारा निशाना बनाए गए नागरिकों का कहना है कि अनुच्छेद-370 के हटने से और कश्मीर के विकास से आतंकी बौखलाए हुए हैं। इसी वजह से वो लोगों पर हमला कर रहे हैं। नागरिकों का कहना है कि रविवार को हुए आतंकी हमले से पहले उन्हें उम्मीद थी कि हालात सुधर जाएंगे मगर लगातार हो रही हत्याओं से उन्हें भी जान का खतरा बना हुआ है।

पीडीपी अध्यक्षा महबूबा मुफ्ती का कहना है कि, यह घटना निंदनीय है। भोले भाले लोगों को बेवजह मरना और उनका रोज़गार छीनना बेहद दुःख की बात है।

बीजेपी के प्रवक्ता अल्ताफ ठाकुर ने कहा कि यह शत प्रतिशत नरसंहार है, गैर-कश्मीरियों की यह भीषण हत्या बिल्कुल अमानवीय है और यह आतंकियों की बौखलाहट को दर्शाता है।

सीपीआई के नेता मोहम्मद युसूफ तारिगामी का कहना है कि भोले भाले मजदूरों की हत्या एक जघन्य अपराध है, सिर्फ निंदा करना काफी नहीं है, ऐसे समय में सभी को एकजुट होकर इस तरह के अपराध के खिलाफ आवाज उठानी चाहिए और आतंकियों को कड़ी सजा देनी चाहिए।

जम्मू कश्मीर की लेफ्टनेंट गवर्न मनोज सिन्हा ने कहा है की निर्दोषों के खून का बदला इन आतंकियों से लिया जायेगा, कश्मीर की शांति को भंग करने कि कोशिश की जा रही है, लोगों को आगे बढ़ने से रोका जा रहा है, कश्मीर के विकास को रोकने की साजिश हो रही है मगर हम ऐसा नहीं होने देंगे। मनोज सिन्हा ने अपने रेडियो कार्यक्रम ‘आवाम की आवाज’ में कहा “आतंकी हमले में मारे गए के लिए मैं शोक व्यक्त करता हूं, हम सभी लोग आपके साथ हैं और आतंकियों से हार एक हत्या का पूरा बदला लिया जायेगा यह मेरा वादा है”।

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023

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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?

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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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