India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 16:01 IST Ishant Sharma scored his maiden Test fity during the ongoing second Test between India and West Indies. (Instagram/ishant.sharma29)HIGHLIGHTSIshant Sharma is celebrating his 31st birthday in JamaicaWishes have been pouring in for the India cricketer, who impressed with the bat in West IndiesMay you break all the records take lots of wickets and make centuries: Pratima SinghIndia pacer Ishant Sharma is celebrating his 31st birthday and wishes have been pouring in from across the country.Ishant Sharma is currently in Jamaica for the 2nd and final of the Test series against West Indies and the superstar bowler gave himself an early birthday gift when he got to his maiden Test half-century on Saturday.Ishant Sharma hit 57 from 80 balls, hitting some eye-catching strokes against the West Indies bowling attack. More important, the tail-ender stitched a 112-run stand with centurion Hanuma Vihari as the duo gave India a series-winning total of 416 runs at Sabina Park.Ishant, who has vastly improved as a pacer over the last 2 years, seems to be keen on proving his mettle with the bat and making handy contributions to the team lower down the order as well.In the first Test that India won by 318 runs, Ishant Sharma batted 62 balls and managed 19 runs to frustrate the West Indies attack which was looking to clean up India’s tail.As he is making a name with his batting exploits, it seems there is more pressure on Ishant Sharma to score runs, in fact, get big scores.On his 31st birthday, Ishant Sharma’s wife and professional basketball player, Pratima Singh took to social media and wished her husband score centuries in the near future.”A very very Happy Birthday to an amazing human being !! May you get all the happiness in life !! Happiest Birthday Love. may you live long and be happy always @ishant.sharma29.all the luck and love to you !! May you break all the records take lots of wickets and make centuries. I Love You (sic),” Pratima Singh wrote.advertisementPratima Singh’s sister Prashanti Singh also wished Ishant Sharma the best and said she hoped the pacer will score a century “this year”.”Many many happy returns of the day.. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy birthday. BIL [email protected]? . Hope to see a century this year from you,” Prashanti Singh wrote.Many many happy returns of the day.. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy birthday BIL @ImIshant . Hope to see a century this year from you. pic.twitter.com/E2F5q41svF(@prashanti14) September 2, 2019Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma added yet another feather to his cap on Sunday as he overtook Kapil Dev to grab second spot on the list of Indian bowlers with the most Test wickets outside Asia in the ongoing match against West Indies at Sabina Park.Ishant was tied at 2nd spot with Kapil Dev on the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets outside Asia before the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston. He sent back Jahmar Hamilton in the 47th over of West Indies’ first innings on Day 3 of the second Test to overtake the legendary Kapil Dev on the list which is headed by former India captain Anil Kumble.Ishant now has 156 wickets outside Asia in Test cricket. Kumble holds the Indian record with 200 wickets.Also Read | Ishant Sharma goes past Kapil Dev’s record with 156th Test wicket outside AsiaAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Ishant Sharma hits maiden fifty in 92nd TestAlso SeeFor 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 Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Ishant SharmaFollow Kapil Dev Next Score centuries: Ishant Sharma’s wife, sister-in-law wish India pacer on 31st birthdayIndia pacer Ishant Sharma turned 31 on Monday. The superstar cricketer’s wife and professional basketball player Pratima Singh took to social media to send a special message to him.advertisement
Thatcher declared war on youth culture at the end of the 1980s Poll Tax protestersCredit: HULTON ARCHIVE She launched a private battle against the European Commission after it announced it was repealing the Sex Discrimination Act, removing protection for Oxbridge colleges.Mrs Thatcher, who had studied at Somerville, said: “To stop [the existing policy] would infringe not enlarge liberties.”The Prime Minister would resist the move “most vigorously”.Plot to destroy cocaine crops by spraying bugsSecret plans to sabotage cocaine production abroad by introducing plant-destroying pests were put forward as the Government waged war on drugs.Thatcher described the idea, which was proposed by Lord (Victor) Rothschild in July 1989, as a “characteristically brilliant” and “intriguing” way of tackling the growing “crack problem”.Lord Rothschild suggested using “covert” tactics and aerial sprays to introduce a bug which would attack the source of cocaine, Cabinet Office papers released by the National Archives show. Downing St residents risked poll tax fineMrs Thatcher was warned she faced a fine for failing to register for the poll tax on time.The embarrassing oversight was quickly rectified, but it marked an inauspicious start for a measure that prompted a storm of protest and may ultimately have led to her downfall.In early 1989, as the political storm around the levy was gathering strength, Westminster city council began issuing registration forms ahead of the launch of the tax in England and Wales in April the following year. She also light-heartedly complained about a recent debate she had attended in Cambridge, which was “rather dull” and full of “rabid conservatives”.“Not a Trotskyite to argue with!” she quipped.The pair also discussed the first national steel strike in 50 years, which took place in January 1980 following a dispute over pay, while the Princess admitted she was finding it “quite impossible to find out what is happening in Afghanistan”.The Prime Minister, meanwhile, expressed her dismay at the ongoing hostage crisis at the US embassy in Iran, complaining that events had “cast a shadow over the whole world”.A spokesman for Buckingham Palace did not comment on the letters but a palace official said they were “comfortable” with the release.It came as other documents showed Mrs Thatcher attempted to block a visit to Brussels by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh over fears it would come at a “very bad time” for policy negotiations in Europe. The Prime Minister expressed concerns that plans for the royals to visit the European Commission and meet the King of the Belgians in 1980 would clash with a settlement on fishing policy. No 10 stressed Mrs Thatcher’s concern, but the Queen went on to visit Belgium in November of that year. Princess Margaret with Denis and Mrs Thatcher In the 1980sCredit:Getty Images Margaret Thatcher as she raises her glass at Somerville College, her old Oxford CollegeCredit:PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Mrs Thatcher hated acid houseAcid house parties became a personal crusade by Margaret Thatcher after she received a complaint from a villager about the noisy all-night raves.The Prime Minister urged the Government to combat the “new fashion” and “prevent such things from starting”. Huge unlicensed parties were held across Britain between 1988 and 1989 as the dance music movement spread, earning the period the nickname “the Second Summer of Love”. Officials arranged for the prime minister to complete the form, only to discover that the council had sent the wrong one and she had to do it again.Mrs Thatcher responded cheerfully enough, noting her first effort had been “a good practice run”. The tax, officially known as the community charge, was a flat rate levy on all residents on a property and was widely seen as unfair to the poor.Other documents show that officials worried that a decision to allow MPs to claim the poll tax on their second homes through expenses could allow the press and opposition to “make a considerable amount of mischief”. In what Mr Powell described as an “unusually warm and friendly” letter, the Russian – addressing her for the first time in their correspondence as “Margaret” – expressed his appreciation for the “mutual understanding” they had established.In other documents, the anger of her closest aides was disclosed. Mr Powell, especially, could not hide his own views. Responding to a message from Brent Scowcroft, the US national security adviser, he said: “What happened was a devastating blow and a sad commentary on standards of loyalty in politics.”Battle to keep male dons out of collegesThe idea of forcing women-only Oxbridge colleges to hire male dons was “absurd”, Mrs Thatcher argued. The private events were held illegally and often included drug taking.Officials warned that any proposed legislation should not affect those attending “innocent events” such as barn dances, papers released by The National Archives show. Nigel Lawson in 1986Credit:Rex At the time, Mrs Thatcher insisted the £14 million a year they were spending on milk would be better spent on new school buildings.But when Kenneth Clarke wrote to her in May 1989 to suggest ending free milk for children in daycare, she replied: “No. This will cause a terrible row – all for £4 million. I know – I went through it 19 years ago.”Thatcher’s one-woman crusade against litter loutsParking wardens were to be given power to fine litter louts, under plans considered by Mrs Thatcher as part of an attempt to clean up Britain in the Eighties.Documents reveal that she virtually single-handedly drove the campaign by encouraging a variety of ideas in Whitehall. Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street during general election, London, Britain – 1983Credit:Rex Features/Herbie Knott Legislation to tackle the dance movement was introduced by the Entertainments (Increased Penalties) Act 1990, also referred to as the Acid House Bill, which heightened punishments for those organising parties without licences which played ‘repetetive beats’.Mrs T was a secret pal of Princess MargaretShe was reported to have a chilly relationship with the Queen, with some reports going so far as to claim the monarch mocked her accent and could not bare the way she “lectured”.But Margaret Thatcher seemingly enjoyed a secret friendship with the Queen’s sister. In fact, the Prime Minister and Princess Margaret were so friendly they discussed the royal’s recent operation alongside world issues in a series of intimate letters, it has now been revealed. Extent of economic adviser’s briefing against LawsonNigel Lawson resigned amid bitter feuding as advisers battled behind his back to have him removed.The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision to quit in October 1989 came as a heavy blow to Margaret Thatcher and helped to precipitate the events which led to her downfall.His walkout was prompted by her refusal to sack her economics adviser, Prof Sir Alan Walters, whom Lawson accused of undermining his position. But files have revealed the extent to which Sir Alan briefed against him. Princess Margaret in 1991Credit:RICHARD YOUNG/REX/Shutterstock The handwritten notes, sent between the Prime Minister and Princess Margaret at the beginning of 1980, were laden with compliments as the pair discussed topical issues, from Afghanistan to the steel industry.The rare release shows Mrs Thatcher praising the royal for her “wonderfully successful” tour of the United States, as she revealed she was “very distressed” to hear she had been admitted to hospital again.“You very kindly wrote to me after your own visit to the United States, which was wonderfully successful both in the admiration you won and in the financial results for Covent Garden,” she wrote in the letter, sent at the beginning of January that year. “Incidentally I went to Covent Garden on New Year’s Eve and Claus Moser [the former chair of the Royal Opera House] was still talking of your tour.” In the candid note, the Prime Minister also confides in the royal about how nervous she is to “take the chair at Neddy” – the National Economic Development Council – for the first time.“[It is] hardly the best moment but we were never to know that when the meeting was fixed,” she confessed.Around four weeks later, at the beginning of February, the Princess replied, apologising for the delay and explaining she had “just had to have some things dug out of my face”. She had actually just had an operation at the London Clinic to remove a benign skin lesion. In the letter, signed “Margaret”, she praised the Prime Minister for her trip to the United States, expressing delight that she had surprised them “no end at answering their questions in a positive way, when they are used to waffling on for hours in figures of eight, not actually answering anything”. Margaret Thatcher goes litter picking in St James’s Park Credit:PA Margaret Thatcher at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool, October 1987Credit:Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images One proposal, mooted in November 1987, was for traffic wardens to be given powers to levy on-the-spot fines if people were spotted dropping litter.The idea was rebuffed, with the reply that wardens were ‘hard-pressed’ enforcing road and traffic law.World leaders’ disbelief at Thatcher’s oustingWhen the news broke that Margaret Thatcher had been ousted by Tory plotters after 11 years in office, world leaders and allies were left in disbelief. Documents lay bare their shock and show a remarkable outpouring of commiserations from those who had come into contact with her.Among the first to respond was Henry Kissinger, the former US secretary of state who telephoned Charles Powell, her foreign affairs adviser, in a “very emotional state”.In a note to Mrs Thatcher, Mr Powell said the American had told him that her departure “was worse than a death in the family”.The most remarkable message came, however, from Moscow and Mikhail Gorbachev, the reformist Soviet leader whom Mrs Thatcher had described a man to “do business with”. Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1984Credit: Sipa Press / Rex Features A form covering the various residencies in and around Downing Street was sent to the Treasury. But the Cabinet Office complained that it was “most inappropriate” to issue a single form “asking a number of essentially personal questions”. Individual forms were dispatched, but there were still no details forthcoming. In May 1989 David J Hopkins, the council registration officer, sent a letter addressed to the “Resident/Owner” at No 10 Downing Street warning: “You are required by law to supply the relevant information within 21 days of this request and failure to do so may lead to a penalty being imposed.” In a memorandum to the prime minister dated October 4, 1989, he warned that the Chancellor’s policy of “shadowing” the German mark – Europe’s strongest currency – with sterling was having a devastating impact. The high interest rates needed to maintain the value of the pound risked tipping the economy into a “serious recession”, he said. “The pattern of events, like a Greek tragedy, is painfully familiar” he wrote. A week later he warned that the policy was playing into the hands of the Labour Party and could cost her the next general election.“This sorry process, loaded in favour of their financially irresponsible policy, must not be allowed to gather force and votes,” he said.When Mr Lawson announced on October 6 that he had had enough, Mrs Thatcher pleaded with him to stay. However her close advisers suggested she was well rid of him.Andrew Turnbull, her private secretary, said the true reason was her rejection of a demand by Mr Lawson and foreign secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe for Britain to join the European exchange rate mechanism (ERM).He accused the Chancellor of shadowing the mark as an attempt to enter the ERM “by the backdoor”.’Milk snatcher’ barb still stung 19 years laterThatcher “the milk snatcher” was so haunted by criticism for axing free school milk when she was education minister in 1970 that she refused a similar cut nearly 20 years later over fears of more outrage.
Thirty-six-year-old Lance Van Slyton of Canal Bank, Port Kaituma North West District (NWD) was earlier today arraigned with the murder of his father-in-law when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.Van Slyton was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on July 28, 2018, he murdered Dennis Welcome.Based on reports received, about 03:00h on the day in question, the accused and two of his friends were consuming alcohol outside his home and as time swiftly went by, he allowed the two friends to stay over.His wife and daughter later ventured out into the yard to use the washroom and it was then the suspect accused the woman of leaving the house to see his friends. As such, he began to beat her and created a fracas.Upon hearing the commotion, Welcome who resides nearby crossed the river with his boat and stopped the man from beating his daughter. To avoid a reoccurrence, the father stayed with his daughter until the break of day.However, at about 06:30h, Williams was returning home in his boat and it was at this time his son-in-law got into a fit of rage and ran him over with his boat. As a result, Welcome fell into the water and did not surface.A search was launched and the now dead man’s lifeless body was pulled from the canal. He sustained severe injuries to his head as a result of the hit he received from the boat.He was taken to the Port Kaituma Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A report was made and the accused was subsequently arrested and charged. The matter will continue on August 6 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan accused of murdering Toshao remanded to prisonJanuary 9, 2019In “Court”Corentyne man arraigned for wife’s murderOctober 20, 2016In “Court”Man kills father-in-law after he intervened in domestic disputeJuly 29, 2018In “Crime”