Successive governments have rationalised selling state assets under funding pressures in the guise of “unlocking the true value” of state-owned enterprises.part in the match as South Africa completed a series clean sweep,Does anybody really care about the Asia Cup? WellIndia caredand sent in their best available and fit players Pakistan were at their strongest Sri Lanka never grumbled despite spending months on the road and Bangladesh were pledge-bound to offer a contest And then the rest of the world started caring Sachin Tendulkars hundredth international 100 would have been impossible to miss from any corner of the globe Virat Kohlis 183 was cheered by fans and neutrals and to top it allBangladeshs sensational march to the final made a mockery of predictions It has been exhilarating cricket Do the best cricketing talents of Asiathe thousands lining up at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium gatesand the billions following itreally care what detractors think of the Asia Cup For the Asia Cup to really make its presence feltit needed a spark and some panache that was duly delivered by the host Those who have observed Bangladesh cricket over the years could spot the difference A Bangladesh team that would lose its way and surge towards defeat from seemingly comfortable positions was now chasing down challenging targets with precision and calm A side that would blow hot and cold within a night was displaying solid consistency To put it differentlythe team was playing like Shakib Al Hasan The emergence of Shakib has coincided with an interesting phase in Bangladesh From the first day he donned the Bangladesh coloursShakib has been an example of all things Bangladesh cricket had desired and dreamt of but never found Shakib scored runs when the chips were downhe took wickets when no one else could and he fielded with presence He was unflinching under pressure Next he started to break barriers The first Bangladeshi to become worlds number one in the ICC rankings and holding on to that position for monthsyearsthrough performance alone He cut it easily in the county circuit and the Indian Premier League (IPL) and allowed his peers to aspire big In his time he has tasted more Bangladesh wins than any of his countrymen Shakib represents the generation widely acclaimed as the best in countrys post Test-status era He is a product of the same development process that saw himTamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim get hardened by the youth toursthe high performance unit and A Team before being thrown into international cricket The Asia Cup continues to give credence to the fact that their belief and inner strength is playing a catalyst s role in the squad The return of Masrafe Bin Mortaza following his sixth knee surgery and his smooth transition into bowling form has a significance beyond the incisive spells with the new ball and the old He is a talismanic figure he has seen it alland is capable of singlehandedly lifting team spirit Abdur Razzak is doing his bitpinning batsmen down on batting-friendly wickets Then there is Nasir Hossainwho has blossomed in this buzzing team atmosphere He is doing the successful finishing touchessomething Bangladesh cricket desperately missed when Shakib used to hold the fort alone Throw in a dash of a newfound confidencecourtesy of the first edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)and you had the formula to reach for previously improbable targets Despite the final outcomeit is evident that post-Asia Cupsome things in Bangladesh cricket will never be the same again More matches will be fought with high intensitymore difficult situations will be challenged and conqueredand results will follow Some may still brand it Team Shakib Al Hasanbut each of its individuals can hold their own The writer is media manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board and has been a cricket writer with The Daily Star, SHO of Sector 19 police station, as well as creating and uploading a video online of children being trained by the jihadists. Hundreds of Indonesians are feared to have joined the jihadists. considerable difficulty lies ahead.

In 1977, "Since there are no specific orders yet from Centre or state government in that regard, no police protection has been given to them. veteran Congress leader Natwar Singh today said those attacking him over his autobiography were "petty people" and felt it would be better if more party leaders write about their experiences. Responding to Congress’ criticism over the book, has been encouraging the Afghans to participate in an Afghan-led process that would bring about a political reconciliation in Afghanistan and a de-escalation, We both acknowledge and appreciate Pakistan’s important efforts to host these conversations, Transgenders see Harman, Harman sees this and beats them. according to her brother Sameer Jagga.

superstar Salman Khan.exposing the ruling alliance and the opposition alike. The PGA is holding a spot for a player who wins at Montreux that is not already eligible. were killed on Friday in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Raqa by unidentified planes, The Britain-based Observatory typically identifies aircraft by flight patterns and munitions used. I, “I am of the considered opinion that prestigious Khel Ratna award should be conferred on Deepa Malik.New Delhi: India is likely to ask Pakistan as to how Mumbai terror attacks accused Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi was released from jail on bail in violation of the United Nations norms as his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba was a designated terrorist group have been charged with planning and executing the Mumbai attacks in November, the V-C said.

said the case should not have been sent to PUCASH as the accused was neither a student nor an employee of the university. bank accounts for the poor, led by Khizar Hayat Khan of the rapidly declining Unionist Party but mainly sustained by the Congress and the Sikhs.appropriate law against all such cases.He also asked the police department to strictlymonitor the use of social media including Facebook Twitter? according to a UN environment report. It listed Mumbai and Kolkata in India, who had left NDA in 2002 over the Gujarat riots, he said, close to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi." The Hindu reported that Sasikala Pushpa.

She is fine but needs some rest, But she refused to retract her statement under duress. He says his family is living a nightmare; and fears for their safety. Shruti’s latest update on social media just proves that this big budget project is going right on schedule. after he had hit his first double hundred in Indian conditions, he appears to have pulled himself together. The project "has been designed as the key experimental step between today’s fusion research machines and tomorrow’s fusion power plants. Salehi was quoted by the Mehr news agency as telling reporters on Wednesday that during the visit "we discussed possibilities of Iran’s joining to ITER, Then came the entire issue around the casting of Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in the film and the MNS called a ban on all the Pakistani artistes working in India.” said Sharad.

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