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Nepal’s T20 EPL features 25 foreign players from 11 countries

Six clubs sign players from Canada, Bhutan, Singapore, St Vincent, Sri Lanka, UK and Zimbabwe By Sudeep SonawaneKathmandu, September 22, 2021The fourth edition of the Everest Premier League starting Saturday (September 25) at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal features 25 international players from 11 countries in six competing clubs.The tournament, organised by EPL Pvt. Ltd. under the aegis of Cricket Association … Continue reading Nepal’s T20 EPL features 25 foreign players from 11 countries

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Qatar expands output while the world deals with the end of cheap gas

Demand for natural gas to rise 3.4% every year up to 2035 By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, August 17, 2021Qatar continues to expand its output while the rest of the world deals with the end of affordable natural gas as demand outstrips supply.Data shows supplies will fall short, says a Bloomberg report. “Beyond a massive expansion in Qatar, few new LNG export projects received clearance since the … Continue reading Qatar expands output while the world deals with the end of cheap gas

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Kohli should drop Pujara and promote Rahane to No.3

By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, August 13, 2021Cheteshwar Pujara’s yet another failure in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s calls for dropping him from the playing XI and changes in India batting order.The second most important batsman in the Test team after captain Virat Kohli continues to scratch for runs. He scored 9 off 23 balls at Lord’s while Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul and … Continue reading Kohli should drop Pujara and promote Rahane to No.3

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New US sanctions target several groups in the Syrian War

Turkey is a problematic ally for the US and Europe Foundation for Defense of DemocraciesBy Thomas JoscelynWashington, August 4, 2021New US sanctions against Syria aim to restrict cash flow to those committing atrocities in a civil war now almost one decade old.The financial restrictions, announced July 28, by the US Treasury and State Departments target multiple groups in the Syrian War. Nobody has killed and … Continue reading New US sanctions target several groups in the Syrian War

Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

By Mohammad Shoeb Kishanganj, Bihar,June 13, 2021 Low crop rate has inflicted financial stress on maize farmers in Bihar and Seemanchal. The pandemic, shutdown and rain make their plight worse. These farmers demand better crop prices and investment in food processing industries that will help boost prices of grains.They urge state and federal authorities to ensure fair prices for their crops. Lack of infrastructure, organised market, … Continue reading Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

Ghana’s energy plan aims to ‘become masters of its own destiny’

Seeks $1.7B loan to develop oil and gas assets The PluralistAccra, GhanaAugust 3, 2021Ghana’s plan to buy and develop assets to push its oil and gas exploration gathered momentum last week.The west African country seeks its parliament’s approval to borrow $1.65 billion to achieve this plan.This plan comes two months after Exxon Mobil Corp exited an offshore project.Estimates show Ghana will need around $1.3 billion … Continue reading Ghana’s energy plan aims to ‘become masters of its own destiny’

Mexico’s pipeline upgrade enables US to export record 7.4 bcfpd natural gas on June 17

New York, July 26, 2021Expansion of Mexico’s natural gas pipeline network has enabled United States to export a record 7.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfpd) in June.Wood Mackenzie data shows exports from the US to Mexico surpassed 7 Bcfpd on multiple days during June. US recorded the highest supply of gas 7.4 Bcfpd on June 17.Pipeline imports accounted for 76% of Mexico’s total natural … Continue reading Mexico’s pipeline upgrade enables US to export record 7.4 bcfpd natural gas on June 17

Telsa chief says India’s clean energy policy is ‘inconsistent with its climate goals’

The Pluralist New Delhi, July 25, 2021Telsa Chief Executive Elon Musk has criticised India’s policy for clean energy, saying it is inconsistent with its environment goals.Replying to a question asked by a Twitter user, Musk said, “Clean energy vehicles are treated the same as diesel or petrol (vehicles) which does not seem entirely consistent with the climate goals of India.”Import duties in India are “the … Continue reading Telsa chief says India’s clean energy policy is ‘inconsistent with its climate goals’

Kohli and Shastri guilty of selecting unsuitable bowlers in the final against New Zealand

By Sudeep SonawaneNew Delhi, June 26, 2021.Saying India lost the World Test Championship (WTC) final because of selecting unsuitable players would belittle New Zealand team’s good performance.Kane Williamson’s men deserved to win the Test championship title. They dominated the final despite losing more than a day because of heavy rain.New Zealand fast bowlers, led by Kyle Jamieson, Southee and Boult dominated Indian batsmen. Most batters, … Continue reading Kohli and Shastri guilty of selecting unsuitable bowlers in the final against New Zealand