MS Dhoni was slammed by fans on social media yet again for his tepid innings against Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday but Sachin Tendulkar said the 33-ball 35 was an important innings for India.India defended 314 against a spirited Bangladesh and became the 2nd team after Australia to reach the semi-finals of World Cup 2019. Dhoni has taken a lot of flak for his poor stike rate in this World Cup.MS Dhoni was booed against Afghanistan and against England, Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly said they were baffled with his go-slow approach in a steep chase.In fact, after the game against Afghanistan, Tendulkar had said he was disappointed with MS Dhoni’s strike rate: “I felt slightly disappointed, it could have been much better. I was also not happy with the partnership between Kedar and Dhoni, it was very slow. We batted 34 overs of spin bowling and scored 119 runs. This was one area where we didn’t look comfortable at all. There was no positive intent.”On Tuesday after India defeated Bangladesh to qualify for the semi-finals, Tendulkar said MS Dhoni always thought of the team first.”I felt it was an important innings and he (MS Dhoni) did exactly what was right for the team. If he stays till the 50th over, he can help other guys around him. He is expected to do that and he did that.”For him, it is more about the team. Whatever is the need of the hour, one needs to do that and on Tuesday, he did that perfectly,” Tendulkar said.advertisementSoon after India finished with 314 for 9 off 50 overs, fans on social media trolled MS Dhoni. He did not hit a single six in his innings and hit 4 boundaries. On Sunday, Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav slowed down when the target of 337 was still probable albeit difficult.After India’s victory over West Indies, Virat Kohli had defended MS Dhoni and said he knew exactly what he was doing out in the middle.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar urges MS Dhoni to show positive intent while battingAlso Read | Was not happy with Dhoni-Jadhav’s slow partnership: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Fans slam MS Dhoni over another disappointing batting show in World Cup 2019Also Read | Rohit Sharma played chess with Bangladesh bowling attack, says Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi: In order to check the alertness of their staff in the cases related to missing persons, Delhi Police conducted surprise inspections in more than 50 police stations.Sources said that negligence was found in few police stations. Police sources told Millennium Post that a report of the surprise inspections was sent to Delhi Police Headquarters (PHQ). The checking was conducted earlier this year under the theme of “missing persons, promptness in the registration of cases and behaviour towards complainants.” Adding further, sources revealed for the purpose, a methodology was adopted by the checking officers in which they visited the police station assigned to them. “The officers picked up random cases of missing persons and reviewed their investigation. They also examined the missing person register,” sources said. After reviewing all the criteria, total marks/grading points of maximum 10 were awarded by checking officers to the police stations as per the satisfaction level of the complainants. Sources added that five police stations were awarded low grade after negligence of their cops were found in handling missing cases. “In one of the missing cases, it was revealed that no sincere efforts were made IO during the perusal of case file by checking officer,” said sources. Sources further revealed that negligence was found in another case in which three years old girl went missing from the hospital. The case was supposed to sent to the AHTU for further investigation but it was found undone. During one of the surprise checks, several reminders were given to the investigating officer (IO) but the case file was not produced before the checking officer for the perusal. “The officer wrote in his report that there seems to be an effort to avoid inspection of the case file for the obvious reason as it shows that no sincere efforts have been made in the investigation. The IO in the case was transferred but has not returned the case file to police station record,” sources added. “There were no efforts were made to trace the missing child by police personnel. No hue and cry notices, no newspaper publication issued by the IO,” the checking officer wrote in the inspection report of another police station.
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 22 paise to 70.72 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday as foreign fund inflows and easing crude oil prices enthused investors. At the interbank foreign exchange the rupee opened at 70.72, registering a rise of 22 paise over its previous close. Rupee had settled at 70.94 against the US dollar on Monday. The domestic unit however pared some initial gains and was trading at 70.79 against the US dollar at 1010 hrs. Forex traders said fresh foreign fund inflows, higher opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices supported the rupee. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital market, putting in Rs 2,684.05 crore on Monday, according to provisional exchange data. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.57 per cent to trade at USD 64.40 per barrel. Domestic bourses opened on a cautious note on Tuesday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 108.01 points higher at 39,198.04 and Nifty up 20.10 points at 11,620.30. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.06 per cent to 98.65. The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.75 per cent in morning trade.