UAE Introduces Hindi As Third Official Language, MEA Sushma Swaraj Hails Decision

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  • Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) on Sunday acknowledged Hindi language as its third official language after Arabic and English
  • External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, took to her official Twitter account and praised the UAE decision
  • Indians, reportedly form the largest immigrant community in the UAE, with more than three million living in Dubai

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) on Sunday acknowledged Hindi language as its third official language after Arabic and English.

While praising the decision of the UAE court, External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, took to her official Twitter account, as saying,

“We thank Abu Dhabi for declaring Hindi as one of the official languages in their judicial system. This will make the justice delivery system simpler and more accessible to our people.”

 

Indians, reportedly form the largest immigrant community in the UAE, with more than three million living in Dubai. The landmark decision undertaken by the judicial department will benefit a major chunk of workers, who mostly come from Hindi speaking regions of central and north India, Gulf News reported.

On a positive note, the Indian workforce in UAE can now file their complaints to the labour counts in the country in their own mother-tongue. The complaints can be over issues related to delayed wages, end of service entitlements, bonuses, compensations for arbitrary layoffs, notice periods and annual leaves, as well as claims for air tickets and the return of their passports.

While filling the complaint, the Indians emigrants will have to fill the name of the complainant and details regarding his job and salary in Hindi. The complainant is also required to upload the supporting documents. Hindi language forms can now be downloaded and additional details over the litigation procedures are available on the ADJD website.

Addressing on the court’s decision, Undersecretary of the ADJD, Yousuf Saeed Al Abri, said that the move was undertaken so that the judicial system of the country could play a major role in attracting foreign investments and enhancing Abu Dhabi to become an attractive business destination, especially for a skilled workforce.

“The adoption of multilingual interactive forms for claim sheets, grievances, and requests, aims to promote judicial services in line with the Plan Tomorrow 2021, and increase the transparency of litigation procedures through the provision of bilingual forms which allow foreigners to know the litigation procedures, their rights, and duties without a language barrier,” Al Abri added.

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Dazzling range of activities, on 9-10 February, at Central World

The first-ever ‘North-East Festival of India’ will be held in Bangkok, on 9th and 10th of February, at Central World (Zones A and B).The North-East region of India consists of seven exotic and culturally rich states- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura. Some of the ethnic tribes in the region speak the ‘Tai’ language (which closely resembles the Thai language), and infact, it was none other than HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn, who visited this region some years back.

These North-Eastern states which have close geographical proximity to Thailand, have become a great gateway to SE Asia, and infact, have come to the forefront of India’s ‘Act East’ policy.

To quote the newly-arrived Indian Ambassador to Thailand, HE Ms Suchitra Durai- ” I am delighted that the first-ever North East India Festival outside of India is being held at Bangkok on 9-10 February, 2019 at the Central World. North East India has much to offer – breathtaking landscapes, top class human resources, a rich and diverse cultural heritage. We invite Thais to savour this distinct region of Incredible India.

“In order to introduce the riches of this region to the Land of Smiles, the Embassy of India, in collaboration with various partners , has organised a mega ‘North-East India Festival’, on the coming week-end, which covers a large and exciting range of activities.They include seminars and discussions on bilateral trade and investment, education, tourism, with important participants from both countries.

They include academics, historians, entrepreneurs, tour operators, and hi-level officials from the Govt of India, State Govts of North-East India, and Govt of Thailand.

These ‘Business’ meetings will be held at the Lotus Suite, Centara Grand Hotel, on the mornings of 9 and 10 February.

The afternoons will be studded with Exhibitions, and a scintillating range of music and dance performances, in Zone A and Zone B, of Central World.

The seven North-East states or ‘Seven Sisters’ as they are called, have a rich and varied range of folk traditions, and these will be in full display at the Festival, through their colourful and charismatic folk-dance forms, like the Naga, Manipuri,Bodo, Bihu, Bagrumba, Assamese and other dances.

What’s unique about the North-East region of India, is that apart from ethnic tribes,they have a diverse range of communities, religions, thanks to which they boast of diverse and rapidly developing music forms. Thus, they have brilliant pop, rock, rap bands, and also some famed individual singers.

Many top rock bands of North-East India, like The Chronicles, The Featherheads, and others will be performing at the North East Indian Festival, as also well-knownindividual singers like Rahul Rajkhowa, Zubeen Garg, and international DJ Teri Miko.

What’s exciting to note is that there will be many Thai musical artistes also performing in conjunction with the North-East Indian performers.

The Fashion-scene is big in the North East Indian states, thanks to their rich textiles, ethnic traditions and individual styles. There have been some excellent fashion-shows from the region earlier, in Bangkok, and another scintillating one is coming up, at this Festival, by well-known designers Atsu Sekhose, Arita Kashyap and others.

There will also be many Exhibitions at Central World, with numerous stalls displaying the rich and varied textiles, arts and crafts of the region (handlooms, cane, bamboo), not to forget their horticultural products (fresh fruits, organic vegetables), as also the famed teas of Assam.

Last but not the least, will be the varied and vibrant cuisines of the seven North- East Indian states, which will be available on both evenings, at Central World – a rare opportunity to get a taste of the unique food of this region.

So, watch out for a dazzling blitzkrieg of activities, this weekend, at the North- East India Festival – everything, from culture and cuisine, to economics and academics, trade and tourism. And most important, people-to-people contacts and exchanges.

Infact, a special program of the Festival, involves a unique ‘People to People Exchange Programme’ on 10th February, among students, academicians, historiansfrom North East India and their South East Asian counterparts, in order to discuss their shared heritage.

It’s easily one of the largest and most holistic Indian Festivals to be held in the Land of Smiles, and not to be missed.

All the events at Central World, are Free and open to the public

All the events at Centara Grand Hotel, are on Invitation.For more details of the ‘North East India Festival’, please check:

http://northeastfestival.com/#schedule

https://www.facebook.com/IndianEmbassyThailand/

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27th Indo-Thai CORPAT

The 27th cycle of the Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy is being conducted from 8-16 November 2018. The opening ceremony of the CORPAT was held at Port Blair on 8 November and the closing ceremony will be held in Phuket on 14 November.

Indian Navy’s Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 51 and HTMS Songkhla along with one Dornier aircraft each from both the navies will participate in the CORPAT, the objectives of which are to ensure effective implementation of UN Convention on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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The gateway to India’s Silicon Valley launched its HeliTaxi service on Monday, promising to ferry customers the 40 miles between Bangalore’s Electronic City tech hub and the international airport terminal in 15 minutes.

Customers can book their chopper ride through a mobile app. The service, which claims to be the first of its kind in India, offers only one route but Bangalore airport will add more once it has approval for helipads around the city.

HeliTaxi is not an affordable option for many travelers, with an Uber ride for the same journey costing less than half as much. But Bangalore airport and Thumby Aviation, who are operating the service, say it’s a competitive alternative to a limousine for tech executives in a hurry.

“A large number of high profile travelers, including CEOs, have to spend more than three hours by road to get there – and that is a loss of time,” a Bangalore airport spokesperson told CNN.

“This is not a low cost option, but it is an option,” she added.

The choppers ferried around 8 customers to the airport on their first day, said Thumby Aviation chairman K.N.G Nair. The company, which previously specialized in private charter flights for government officials, owns and operates the helicopters.

“Our aim was to make [helicopter] travel affordable to the common man,” Nair told CNN. “We realized that it is indeed a viable project.”

Several other Indian state governments have asked Thumby to start similar services in their top airports, and the company is now considering those proposals.

As PM Justin Trudeau receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

A ceremonial welcome extended to Canadian PM, Rt Honourable at on his State visit to India. PM received Canadian PM and his family.

India – Canada Relations

1. India-Canada share a strategic partnership underpinned by shared values of democracy and pluralism. These have expanded significantly in recent years aided by heightened economic engagement, regular high level interactions and long-standing people-to-people ties.

2. Canada is home to over 1.2 million Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who comprise more than 3% of its population. The highly educated, affluent and industriousPIOs, one of the largest immigrant groups in Canada are well integrated with the mainstreamand also active politically.

3. At the political level, the relations in recent years have been marked by regular high level interactions. Over the years an array ofinstitutional mechanismshave been put in place to promote bilateral cooperation.
4. Prime Minister Jean Chretien visited India in 2003 and PM Paul Martin in 2005. PM Stephen Harper paid an official visit to India from 15-18 November 2009. PM Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Toronto from 25-26 June 2010 to attend theG-20 Summit, when a bilateral component was also added on 27th June. Both sides held the second round of the Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi on 14thOctober, 2014 co-chaired by External Affairs Minister (EAM) Salman Khurshid and Foreign Minister John Baird. The first round was held in Toronto on 23 September, 2013. Governor General David Johnston, paid a state visit to India from 22 February to 2 march 2014, covering New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
5. PM Modi’s bilateral visit to Canada on April 14-16, 2015 was historic. He visited Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. He held extensive discussions with Canada’s political, business and academic leaders and also addressed some 10,000 PIO’s & friends of India, at Toronto on 15th April.

6. Documents signed during the visit include: MoU between ISRO and the Canadian Space Agency concerning Cooperation in the field of Space; MoU between the Ministry of Railways and Department of Transport of Canada on Technical Cooperation in Rail Transportation ; MoU between Ministry of Civil Aviation and Department of Transport of Canada on Deepening Cooperation in Civil Aviation; Letter of intent Between Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and Grand Challenges Canada for the implementation of Collaboration in disease elimination and Saving Brain Initiative. An Agreement between the Indian Department of Atomic Energy and Cameco of Canada for long-term supply of uranium to India was also concluded(Second shipment reached India in December 2016). 7. On 21st October 2015, PM Modi called to congratulate Mr. Justin Trudeau on his election as the Prime Minister of Canada. PM invited him to pay an official visit to India. PM Modi met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the margins of the Nuclear Safety Summit in Washington D.C. on March 31/1st April 2016. PM Justin Trudeau had a telephone conversation with PM Modi on June 19, 2017. PM Modi congratulated PM Trudeau on the 150th anniversary of Canada as a Federation. Both leaders also discussed issues of mutual interest. They also met on the margins of the G-20 summit in Hamburg on 7thJuly, 2017. They discussed India-Canada relations and measures to further the bilateral partnership in areas such as education, trade, investment, connectivity and combating climate change. Again on 11thSeptember, 2017 PM Trudeau called PM Modi to discuss the flood situation in India.

Recent Indian Delegation’s visit to Canada:  Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, MOS for Commerce & Industry to attend the 3rd Annual Trade Ministers’ Dialogue on 28 -30th September, 2016;  Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister for Financial Dialogue in Toronto on October 2 -5, 2016;  Dr. Arvind Gupta, Deputy NSA and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat for the 3rd India- Canada Security Dialogue in Ottawa on 24 -27 January, 2017;  Shri Ravi Thapar, Additional Secretary(CT) to attend the Joint Working Group Meeting on Counter Terrorism on 21st February, 2017;  Shri B.V. Sudhakar, Secretary(Posts), Ministry of Communications, GOI ; Ottawa/Toronto on 13 -17th February 2017  Smt. PreetiSaran,Secretary(East)/Sh. MunuMahawar, JSAMS), MEA visited Toronto and Ottawa from July 10-13, 2017  Shri Chaudhary Rao Birender Singh, Union Minister for Steel visited Toronto, Calgary and Winnipeg, on July 9 -14, 2017  Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, accompanied with Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, JS, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change visited Montreal on September 14-16 to attend the Climate Change Conference.

Recent Canadian Delegation’s visit to India:  3 rd India-Canada Security dialogue Ottawa 24-27 January, 2017  Mr. Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs -27 Feb till 1stMarch, 2017  Mr. FrancoisPhillippe Champagne – Minister International Trade- 3.3.2017  Mr. LwarenceMacAuley, Minister of Agriculture– 4-11 March, 2017  Ms. BardishChagger, Government House Leader in the House of Commons, and Minister of Small Business and Tourism from March 23 to 31, 2017  Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan, Defence Minister from April 17 to 23, 2017
Trade and Economy:
8. The two-way trade has increased from C$ 4.2 billion (US$ 3.21 bn approx.) in 2010 to C$8.02 billion(US $6.05 bn approximately) in 2016, but does not reflect the true potential. India accounts for only 1.95% of Canada’s global trade. Major items of India exports to Canada include gems, jewellary and precious stones, pharmaceutical products, readymade garments, textiles, organic chemicals, light engineering goods, iron & steel articles, etc. India’s import from Canada include pulses, newsprint, wood pulp, asbestos, potash, iron scrap, copper, minerals and industrial chemicals, etc.
9. The cumulative India FDI, as per Statistics Canada in 2016 was C $2811 million(US$ 2093.53 million) as against Canadian FDI of C$ 1210 million(US$ 901.1693 million) in India. Indian companies have invested especially in the IT, software, steel and natural resources sectors. Substantial operations in Canada include Aditya Birla Group, Essar Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel Minerals Canada, Tech Mahindra, WIPRO, Infosys Technology, Jubilant Life Sciences, Abellon Energy Inc, IFFCO and Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited(GSFC), Two Banks-State Bank of India and ICICI, have seven and nine branches respectively in Canada.

10. In the Joint Statement, issued during the visit of PM Modi, both sides agreed to pursue specific measures in this regard including early finalization of the Bilateral Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement(BIPPA). The two leaders also welcomed the agreement on road map to expeditiously conclude a progressive, balanced and mutually beneficial CEPA. CEPA negotiations commenced in November 2010. The 9th round was held in New Delhi in March 2015.
11. India and Canada have also established institutionalized mechanisms to promote bilateral economic ties including Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment; Trade Policy Consultations at the level of Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce; and the Economic and Financial Sector Policy.The IndiaCanada CEO Forum was constituted in 2013 to improve bilateral trade and investment flows. The inaugural meeting of the Forum was convened in November 2013 in New Delhi. The secretariat for the Forum is provided by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE).The Forum identified natural resources, infrastructure, education, information and communication technology and financial services as priority sectors.

Canada – India Parliamentary Friendship Group:
12. Canadian Parliament has constituted a new Canada- India Parliamentary Friendship Group (CIPEG) with over 80 MPs from both Houses of Parliament cutting across party lines signing for its membership, making it the largest ever CIPEG. A six member (MPs/Senators) Canadian Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) delegation visitedIndia on September 10 -14, 2016.

Cooperation in Energy sectors:

13. Nuclear Energy: The Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA), which was signed in June 2010, came into force in September 2013.The Appropriate Arrangement (AA) for the NCA was signed in March 2013, under which a Joint Committee on Civil Nuclear Cooperation was constituted. It held its first meeting in Mumbai on 29 November, 2013. The 2nd meeting was held in Ottawa in November 2014. On 15thApril 2015, the Department of Atomic Energy signed a $350 million contract with Cameco, a Saskatoon-based company, to purchase 7 million pounds of uranium concentrate over the next 5 years. The first shipment arrived in India in December 2015.

Energy Dialogue: 14. Canadian Minister for Natural Resources Jim Carr led a government’s first official visit and trade mission delegation to New Delhi, India for India – Canada Energy Dialogue on September 7 – 9, 2016. The delegation comprised twenty representatives both officials and representatives from Canada’s oil and gas, renewables and electricity, and academic sectors and were successful in creating new partnerships and new applications for renewable energy and clean technology. A MOU on PNG cooperation between Ministry of PNGandNRCanwas concluded. In addition, an Expression of Intent on collaboration between Alberta Marketing Petroleum Commission (APMC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was also signed, creating a framework to explore the prospects of APMC selling crude to IOC under term contracts.

Education Sector: 15. Over 100,000/- Indian students study in Canada. Education is a key area of collaboration between the two countries. The MOU on Cooperation in Higher Education was signed in June 2010, which covers student and faculty exchange, research and curriculum development, organization of workshop and seminars, twining between institutions of higher learning, facilitate mutual recognition of educational qualifications, policy dialogue in areas of mutual interest, among others.
16. IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability), which is a Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence dedicated to the development of research collaborations between Canada and India, seeks to bring together researchers, industry innovators, community leaders, government agencies, and community organizations from across India and Canada to work together to find solutions to the key challenges facing the communities. IC-IMPACTS is working with the National Mission for Clean Ganga to find innovative technological solutions to clean the river Ganga; the ‘Water for Health’ collaboration with Department of Biotechnology and with DST on ‘Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure’ and ‘Integrated Water-Management’ initiatives.

S&T and Space:
17. India and Canada have been cooperating since 1990s in the areas of space science, earth observation, satellite launch services and ground support for space missions.ISRO and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) have signed MOUs for cooperation in the field of exploration and utilization of outer space and two Implementation Arrangements specifically addressing satellite tracking and space astronomy.ANTRIX, the Commercial arm of ISRO, has launched nine nanosatellite under a commercial arrangement with University of Toronto – Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS).ANTRIX also launched a microsatellite SAPPHIRE (commercial contract with MacDonald, Dettwiler& Associates (MDA), Canada and NEOSSat (contract with Microsat Systems, Canada) as auxiliary satellites on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C20) in February 2013.The PSLV-C23, which was launched in June 2014 carried two Canadian satellites, CanX-4 and CanX-5, from the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory.

Indian Diaspora:
18. The Diaspora is well represented in federal Parliament and provincial legislatures. In the present House of Commons (elections held on 19 October 2015), there are 21 MPs of Indian origin (up from 9). Four PIOs now hold Cabinet berths (up from two of Ministers of State in the last Cabinet).Prominent Indo-Canadian organisations include Canada India Business Council (CIBC), Canada India Foundation (CIF), Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (I-CCC) and other local chambers and associations.
 

 

South Africa knocked over by wristspin once again

India 119 for 1 (Dhawan 51*) beat South Africa 118 (Chahal 5-22, Kuldeep 3-20) by nine wickets

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav shared eight wickets between them at SuperSport Park, taking their total for the series to 13, as South Africa’s biggest weakness was brutally exposed once again. Against wristspin, their line-up is close to clueless, especially without two of their leading batsmen. In the absence of the injured Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers, the hosts folded for their lowest ODI total at home, and their eighth-lowest overall.

Twenty-three-year-old Aiden Markram’s international leadership debut on his home ground should have been the stuff of dreams, but it quickly turned into a nightmare. South Africa lost their first four wickets for 12 runs in the space of 26 balls and, after a very short period of rebuilding, their next six for 19 runs in 36 balls and were bowled out inside 33 overs. And just like that India cantered to a 2-0 series lead.

Virat Kohli chose to put South Africa in because he expected some early movement with two new balls; the hosts were happy to bowl second, anticipating turn in the afternoon. But they did not have to wait that long to see what spinners could do on a surface that will doubtless come under the spotlight again, for failing to play the home team’s advantage.

 

South Africa had a quiet start as Hashim Amla tried to anchor one end while Quinton de Kock was in the wars at the other. The first ball de Kock faced, bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, dribbled onto his stumps off a block but the bails were not dislodged. The second was a bouncer, in the vicinity of his throat, and the third struck him on the left hand.

De Kock got off the mark with a hook shot but continued to play tentatively and it was up to Amla to up the ante. That wasn’t easy against the Indian openers and Amla flirted with danger when he edged one over the top of second slip but seemed to settle with a gorgeous cover drive.

South Africa would have seen out the Powerplay wicket-less and scoring at around four runs to the over but Amla – anticipating a fuller delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and shaping up to flay through the offside – was dismissed off a back-of-a-length ball that nipped back into him and took the edge as it passed through the bat-pad gap. Amla uncharacteristically reviewed, but replays showed he had to go.

De Kock lasted three more overs and never looked comfortable at the crease or with his equipment. He called for bat tape for an issue with the bottom of his bat and it was exactly that spot that got him into trouble when he tried to pull Chahal over midwicket but only found the fielder.

Sensing an opportunity to burrow into South Africa, Kohli brought on Kuldeep in the next over. His first ball was a half-tracker that Markram smacked in the air to deep midwicket where Bhuvneshwar was waiting. His fifth was tossed up, inviting the drive from David Miller, who came forward as the ball dipped in and edged to slip.

South Africa went from 39 without loss to 51 for 4. JP Duminy, the senior-most batsman in the line-up, had yet to face a ball and was out there with Khaya Zondo who was on debut. Duminy watched from the other end for 16 deliveries before his turn came. He and Zondo, who played calmly despite the situation, shared in a fifth-wicket stand of 48 and were allowed some reprieve when Kohli brought Hardik Pandya on in place of Chahal. They got to 95 for 4 at the halfway stage but then Chahal was brought back, Zondo’s eyes lit up to a slow, wide ball outside off, and he slog-swept to midwicket to leave Duminy with only Chris Morris and the tail.

In Chahal’s next over, Duminy was out lbw on the sweep. He wanted to review but Amla had used the only chance, and, even if Duminy did, it would have been in vain. The ball drifted from leg to pitch on middle and would have gone on to hit the stumps.

From there, it was a procession. Kuldeep trapped Kagiso Rabada lbw after Rabada failed to pick the wrong ‘un, and he had Morne Morkel dropped at mid-on the next ball. Morkel only lasted five more balls before he too fell to spin; he played against the turn to Chahal and was out lbw.

Imran Tahir was bowled by Bumrah and Morris holed out to deep cover to give Chahal his maiden ODI five-for, the best figures by an Indian bowler against South Africa in South Africa, and the second-best by an Indian against South Africa ever. To add insult to injury, India knocked off all but 21 runs of the target by the time of the scheduled lunch break, and play was extended by 15 minutes to allow the result to be achieved. But because it wasn’t, the players left the field for lunch with India needing two runs to win from 31 overs.

That farce aside, India did not face too many issues in the field. When play resumed, they quickly got the winning runs with a bit of a mis-hit behind square. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli took India there, with a second-wicket stand of 93 runs, with Dhawan providing the match’s only half-century. South Africa only had one moment of success, when Kagiso Rabada had Rohit Sharma caught at fine leg off a bouncer in the fourth over. Rabada was the only bowler to show some intent and hit Kohli in the stomach, but South Africa needed much more. They did not even have enough runs to assess whether their decision to field two specialist spinners would have paid off, but the 18 runs Tabraiz Shamsi conceded in three overs suggests India were more than ready for the challenge.

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U-19 Cricket World Cup: India Beat Australia By 8 Wickets

Australia, who had little hesitation in batting first, were guilty of not converting starts into big partnerships.


India beat Australia by eight wickets to win record fourth U-19 World Cup.

Australia, who had little hesitation in batting first, were guilty of not converting starts into big partnerships.

Merlo and Param Uppal (34) were involved in a 75-run stand for the fourth wicket before the innings’ top-scorer shared 49-runs with Nathan McSweeney (23) to set the platform for a competitive total.

However, the momentum shifted hugely into India’s favour when Shiva (2/36) set up Sweeney to have the batsman caught and bowled, leaving Australia at 183 for five.

Earlier, India’s leading wicket-taker Roy (2/32) had sent back Uppal in similar fashion as offered a simple catch back to the bowler while attempting to play against the spin.

While Indian spinners delivered under pressure in the middle overs, the pacers were impressive again upfront and towards the end.

Hitting through the line was not easy as the surface was on the slower side. The best example of that was the dismissal of openers Jack Edwards (28) and Max Bryant (14).

Pacer Ishan Porel (2/30) got rid of both the openers who punched a rising ball straight to cover.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti (2/41), another find for India in the tournament, removed Australian captain Jason Sangha (13) that moved away just enough to take the edge to the wicket-keeper.

Nagarkoti along with Shivam Mavi (1/46) also helped in polishing off the tail after Shiva’s accurate throw from deep had Baxter Bolt run out on 13.

(PTI)

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