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Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar made for a sensational session at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s on Sunday. Both the cricketing greats recalled their early days and walked down memory lane to live their intense rivalry on the field and warm friendship off it.Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar and Wasim Akram were part of some memorable India-Pakistan rivalries in the past. The two men were involved in 4 World Cup matches in 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003. Akram had retired by the 2011 World Cup where India and Pakistan met for the 5th time.Besides, Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar had played in several other India-Pakistan contests. Like all gladiators, some days Akram finished on top while on others, Tendulkar came out the winner.At Salaam Cricket 2019, Wasim Akram revealed he and other Pakistani bowlers had tried sledging Tendulkar but said that made him even more dangerous.”Tried sledging Sachin Tendulkar but then we realised he would not react. Akhtar tried, Waqar tried. Some guys would get upset but Sachin would get more motivated,” Akram said.Wasim Akram said he had first heard of Tendulkar as a 16-year-old when he came to Pakistan with the Indian Test team.”I remember when India were about to come to Pakistan – we heard about a young sensation coming from India. And we thought how could a 16-year-old boy playing Test cricket be so good?”But he did not react to provocation from our pacers. Top batsmen do not react. I would get very annoyed when people smiled back… On that tour, Pakistan got to know who Sachin Tendulkar was. We realised this guy was something special,” Akram said.advertisementWasim Akram said Tendulkar will forever be regarded as the greatest batsman in world cricket and added no one would break his record of 100 international hundreds.ALSO READ | When Sachin Tendulkar decided to let Virender Sehwag sweat before 2003 World Cup clash vs PakistanALSO READ | Virat Kohli is blessed with a confidence like no one else: Viv RichardsALSO WATCH | Salaam Cricket 2019: Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram share warmth, old stories and a lot of laughs read more
New Delhi: Last-minute travellers have helped railways earn a whopping Rs 25,392 crore in the last four years, an RTI has found. The national transporter earned Rs 21,530 crore from Tatkal quota tickets and an additional Rs 3,862 crore from Tatkal Premium tickets between 2016 and 2019, with a massive 62 per cent increase in revenue from the latter during this period.Tatkal booking was introduced in 1997 in select trains with an objective of providing accommodation for last-minute travellers and was extended across the country in 2004. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Tatkal ticket charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10 per cent of basic fare for second class and 30 per cent of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum. Under the premium version, which was introduced in 2014 in select trains, 50 per cent of tatkal quota tickets are sold using the dynamic fare system. In 2016-2017, the revenue from such tickets touched Rs 6,672 crore, going up to Rs 6,915 crore the following year. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn 2017-2018 railways’ earning from Tatkal quota rose to Rs 6,952 crore, according to a RTI filed by Madhya Pradesh based RTI activist Chandrashekar Gaur. However, it is in the Tatkal Premium quota tickets that railways saw a 62 per cent jump in its earnings from 2016-2017 to 2018-2019 to Rs 1608 crore. In 2016-2017, the amount was Rs 1,263 crore and in 2017-2018, the amount was Rs 991 crore. The tatkal scheme currently covers around 2,677 trains. According to railway figures, around 1.71 lakh seats, of the 11.57 lakh available, are up for booking under the tatkal scheme. read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, age 80, a life-long Wilmington resident, passed away on July 17, 2019, surrounded by her family.Maureen was the beloved wife of Richard J. McHugh Sr. “Bozo”, devoted mother of Richard J. McHugh Jr. & his wife Mimi, Tom McHugh & his wife Laurie, Billy McHugh & his wife Barbie and Heather Fuller & her husband Steven all of Wilmington. Loving “Nana” of Amanda, Shannon, Keith, Shelby, Payton, Meagan, Jennifer and Paige. Dear daughter of the late Francis and Helen (Butters) McKenna, sister of Dick McKenna, Susan Gauthier, Terry McKenna, Bobby McKenna and the late Mickey McKenna. Sister-in-law of Pat McKenna, Karen McKenna, Robert McHugh and the late Carolyn McKenna. Maureen was also very close to her niece Lindsay McKenna and is further survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, July 22nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, July 21st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries” read more
The United Nations has reiterated its call for the necessity of holding free and fair elections in Bangladesh and showing respect for the need.“We continue to call for the need for all parties and all authorities to respect the need for free and fair elections in Bangladesh and will continue to do that,” deputy spokesman for the UN secretary general Farhan Haq told a Bangladeshi questioner at a regular briefing at the UN headquarters on Tuesday.The United Nations also drew the attention of all political parties and authorities for holding the fair polls.The United Nations came up with the call when Awami League nominated mayor candidate Talukder Abdul Khaleque won with a big margin in Tuesday’s Khulna City Corporation elections.The BNP alleged that the KCC elections were marred by irregularities including ballot stuffing and driving out polling agents of the rival group while ruling party criticised BNP for misleading people and asked the party to take a lesson from the Khulna City Corporation elections. read more
Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian MartinSilvia Chicas, TOP’s immigration services coordinator, stands next to a paper mache figure of Donald Trump.TOP – the Texas Organizing Project – will be hosting a workshop for undocumented immigrants Saturday.Silvia Chicas, TOP’s immigration services coordinator, said they will screen undocumented immigrants to see if they’re eligible for legal status under DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – or as a refugee, for example.And they will provide an update on the latest immigration laws. Chicas said this will help protect vulnerable immigrants from notarios, unqualified people who falsely market themselves as legal experts.“So that notarios and other attorneys that are not reliable will not prey on folks that are really hoping to see something and maybe don’t understand everything that’s going on,” she said. “So they won’t be taken advantage of.” The anti-immigrant rhetoric from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has gotten more immigrants interested in the political process, Chicas said.“People that can’t vote and are undocumented are trying to get their family members to vote on their behalf and for their futures,” she said. “And then people that maybe, perhaps didn’t have an interest in voting before now definitely do have an interest in voting.”Chicas said as two of Obama’s immigration policies, DACA and the related DAPA – Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents – are in legal limbo, TOP’s advocacy focuses now on a municipal ID that would give undocumented immigrants at least a locally legal status.The immigration workshop takes place Saturday, Sep. 3, at 10 a.m. at the TOP offices in Midtown, 2404 Caroline St. X Listen 00:00 /01:31 read more
The Films and Theatre Society which is celebrating the Summer Theatre Festival 2014 is organising a play titled Saudagar on Saturday. Saudagar, directed by Atul Satya Koushik is an Indian adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, The Merchant of Venice. This adaptation is peculiar for recreating quintessential Shakespearian moods on stage in an Indian setup. The plot of the play unfolds with a merchant lendsing three thousand ducats to his friend in order to assist him in wooing the wealthy and beautiful princess of a princely state in pre-independent India. As the merchant’s own money is tied up in some risky business ventures, he borrows the money from a moneylender whom he has previously insulted for his religion and high rates of interest. The moneylender lends the money against a bond whereby failure to repay the loan on the agreed date will entitle him to a pound of the merchant’s flesh. The princess’ father has decreed that she will marry whichever suitor makes the correct choice when presented with three caskets made of gold, silver and lead. The story unfolds in a manner thereafter.The Films and Theatre Society is five years old registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 on All India basis. The main objective of the society is the production and promotion of theatrical plays, short films and other performing arts such as dance and music in India, with a special focus on Indian arts. When: 5 July, 7pmWhere: Epicentre, Sector-44,Gurgaon read more