India Today Web Desk RanchiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 17:19 IST Rishabh Pant posted a photo from the dinner at MS Dhoni’s house (@RishabPant777 Photo)Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife hosted the Indian cricket team for dinner at their house in Ranchi on Wednesday. Virat Kohli & Co are in town to play Australia in the third one day international on Friday.As Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan shared photos from the night, Rishabh Pant pointed out that their fitness levels would be ruined – jokingly of course.”Bhabhiji ruining our fitness levels. Super fun evening with fam-jam,” Pant posted.Bhabhiji ruining our fitness levels Super fun evening with fam-jam ! Thank you @msdhoni and @SaakshiSRawat for hosting us # goodtimes @imVkohli @imkuldeep18 @yuzi_chahal pic.twitter.com/ocQqDYdVQ6Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) March 7, 2019The Indian players on Thursday hit the nets after what looked like a fun dinner at the Dhoni house. The Indian cricket team, after a chilled night, got back to work ahead of an important ODI against Australia at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.Dhoni was seen leading the team as he practiced a few of his trademark sixes at the nets, before walking over to the pitch curator to have a peek at the strip for next day’s match.Joining Dhoni for practice, were the likes of Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvnesh Kumar, among others.Gearing up for Ranchi – from #TeamIndia’s training session before the 3rd ODI against Australia #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/WstXhrRa9TBCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019Pant would be hoping to get a game in the current series, which stands 2-0 in favour of the hosts, having the won the having won the first match by 6 wickets (in Bengaluru) and the second by 8 runs (in Nagpur).advertisementThe chance maybe unlikely as Dhoni would surely walk out to play at the Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium in his hometown Ranchi.At the at the JSCA International Stadium, Dhoni has played a total of three ODIs – in which India have won one, lost one and rain forced play to be abandoned in the third game.Who could hit the longest SIX? Here’s a look at #TeamIndia’s fun SIXES challenge at the nets during training in Ranchi #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/syd7YSa3Wu BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019This time though, the ‘Mahendra Singh Dhoni Pavilion’ will welcome him at the stadium, which Dhoni declined to inaugurate on Wednesday.”We requested him but he said ‘Dada apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karna.’ (What’s there to inaugurate in my own house), JSCA) secretary Debashis Chakraborty had told PTI.Also Read | MS Dhoni hosts Team India for dinner at Ranchi home: Thank you bhai, says ChahalAlso Read | After dinner at MS Dhoni’s house, Team India begin preparations for Australia ODIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Sakshi DhoniFollow DinnerFollow RanchiFollow Rishabh PantFollow Fitness Bhabhiji ruining our fitness levels: Rishabh Pant after dinner at MS Dhoni’s houseRishabh Pant posted a photo from Wednesday night dinner at MS Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni’s house. Pant joked that the dinner might have affected his fitness levels.advertisement
He also said that there was a serious danger for the Tamils if they rely on the LLRC or any other domestic accountability process for answers. Ponnambalam also spoke of the grave inadequacy of the two UNHRC resolutions to curb the systematic anti Tamil measures that he claims are being unleashed in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) President of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) and General Secretary of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) Gajen Ponnambalam, who is currently in Denmark, has briefed Danish parliamentarians on the situation in Sri Lanka.Speaking at a conference in the Danish Parliament, Ponnambalam said that there was a systematic dismantling of the Tamils living as a distinct nation in Sri Lanka.
This summer’s ministerial meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will be an excellent opportunity for countries to review efforts to resume global trade negotiations since the stalemate last September in Cancún, Mexico, UNCTAD Secretary-General Rubens Ricupero said today.There was general agreement that the last possible period to work out the framework for future trade negotiations would be the end of July, therefore the meeting from 13 to 18 June in São Paulo, Brazil, would beat the deadline by a month, he said at a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.While it was difficult to predict whether trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) would be successful, the conditions in “the real world of trade” were much more encouraging now than they were in the recent past, he said.The world economy would probably expand by as much as 4.5 per cent this year, Mr. Ricupero said. World trade had grown by 4.7 per cent last year and, according to estimates, could grow by 7.5 per cent in 2004, providing better opportunities for exports and creating a more propitious climate for trade negotiations.The theme of the meeting would be “Enhancing coherence between national development strategies and global economic processes towards economic growth and development, particularly of developing countries,” he said. The meeting would deal specifically with such developing country complaints as improving access to markets in rich countries and the need to redress past imbalances in the world trading system.UNCTAD’s ministerial-level meeting is held every four years to set the organization’s priorities and guidelines for action.One document expected to come out of the meeting, currently being negotiated at the preparatory committee meeting in Geneva, would include development strategies in a globalizing world economy; improving international competitiveness; assuring development gains from the international trading system and creating partnerships for development, Ambassador Luiz de Felipe de Seixas de Correa of Brazil said.