Dubai: The NRI Global Business Summit which was organised under the leadership of prominent Indian businessman and NRI, BR Shetty was reportedly failed to attract NRI community and was an absolute failure, according to reports of Malayalam new channel ‘Jai hind’
The organisers of the summit had said that they were expecting about 5000 people to participate in the summit. It had stirred a controversy after banners of the summit were shared. The banners read ‘Hum bhi Chowkidar’. The organisers later clarified that it was apolitical event and refuted reports of affiliation to the BJP. The name of the event was later changed to ‘Naya Bharat’.
The rumors of the summit being orchestrated by the BJP in the wake of forthcoming Lok Sabha Election started doing rounds when close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the program was confirmed by the organisers. Moreover, attendees praising and sloganeering in favour of PM Modi ahead of commencing the summit only fuelled the fire to such rumors.
The ‘Hum bhi Chowkidar’ tagline and rumors however failed to drawn people and guests to the event. None of the leading NRI businessmen in UAE participated in the program. Several issues and topics were discussed on the dias during the event, but hundreds of seats remained unoccupied as the Chief Guest delivered its address. A report in ‘Jai Hind’ stated.
Amidst all this, several questions were raised on organizing of such an event to promote one political party in Dubai, where thousands of Indians have over the years stayed together and united setting aside caste, creed, religion and political ideas. Organising of such events can definitely change the scenario among the Indian living abroad and can impact the friendly relations between Indians in place like Dubai.
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Chennai, Apr 23: Shane Watson brought back memories of last year's IPL final with a blazing knock that has now almost ensured a play-off berth for Chennai Super Kings as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets here Tuesday.
On a vastly improved Chepauk track, Watson roared back to form with an 96 off 53 balls as CSK stuttered a bit in end before winning in 19.5 overs.
Watson's innings studded with nine fours and half a dozen of sixes ensured that CSK have reached the cut-off limit of 16 points needed for the play-off even though they would like to finish in the top two.
Watson's innings would also be a relief for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had urged the top order to finish matches.
A 77-run stand between Watson and Suresh Raina (38) created the platform and the former Australia all-rounder singlehandedly decimated the Sunrisers attack.
What made it more difficult for the Sunrisers was the fact that their strike bowler Rashid Khan was pulverised by Watson, who took him to the cleaners with 44 coming off his spell.
Sandeep Sharma was another bowler, who was handed severe punishment as he went for 54 in 3.5 overs. Sandeep repeatedly bowled short and Watson would gleefully pull him. Skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/18 in 4 overs) had no option but to bowl the 19th over and left Sandeep with nine runs to defend.
However Kedar Jadhav literally finished the match with a six off the second ball that sealed the deal.
Earlier, the immensely talented Manish Pandey was back in his element as his unbeaten 83 off 49 balls powered Sunrisers Hyderabad to a fighting 175 for 3 after being put into bat.
Pandey and league's current leading run-scorer David Warner (57 off 45 balls) added 115 runs for the second wicket to lay the foundation for a decent score on what was the best batting track on offer at the Chepauk.
Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh struck an early blow, having the in-form Jony Bairstow caught behind in the second over for a duck.
He was the most successful bowler with figures of 2 for 39 in four overs while Deepak Chahar picked up the wicket of Vijay Shankar (26 off 20 balls).
Despite the early dismissal of Bairstow, the visiting team didn't get tied down as the irrepressible Warner and Manish Pandey kept hitting those boundaries and sixes. They brought up the team's 50 in the sixth over.
Pandey who has not been in the best form, hit his straps, scoring freely and was not afraid to go over the top. Dhoni's shuffling of the bowlers didn't make much of an impact as Warner and Pandey kept attacking.
Pandey was the first to reach 50 in 25 balls, pulling one from Dwayne Bravo for a boundary.
Warner was a touch slower in comparison to Pandey, but didn't miss out when the opportunity presented itself and hit a couple of big sixes.
The pugnacious Warner fell against the run of play, victim of Dhoni's trademark lightning quick stumping off a Harbhajan delivery. The Australian, who is leading the run charts this season, fell for 57 (45 balls, 3x4, 2X6) after adding 115 runs for the second wicket with Pandey.