India crush New Zealand by 8 wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead

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RAIPUR: India outplayed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Saturday.

Opting to field, Indian pacers were on the mark as the hosts bowled out New Zealand for a paltry 108 in 34.3 overs.

Mohammed Shami (3/18) was the pick of the bowlers for India as the veteran pacer snared three wickets while Hardik Pandya (2/26) and Washington Sundar (2/7) accounted for two batters each.

In reply, skipper Rohit Sharma scored a fifty to lead India to a comfortable win.

India had won the series opener by 12 runs earlier this week.

Brief scores:

New Zealand: 108 all out in 34.3 overs (Glenn Phillips 36; Mohammed Shami 3/18, Wahsington Sundar 2/7).

India: 111 for 2 in 20.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 51; Mitchell Santner 1/28)

Students lock up school teachers for not receiving money distributed during Covid in lieu of mid-day meal(260 Words)  Print PrintDOWNLOAD 11/21/2023 6:20:00 PM

Ballia (UP), Jan 21 (PTI) A group of students allegedly locked all the teachers, including the headmaster, in a room of a government school in the Durjanpur area here alleging they had not received the money distributed in lieu of mid-day meal during the Covid pandemic when schools were closed for an extended period.

The students later released all the teachers, Bairia’s Block Education Officer Pankaj Mishra said on Saturday, adding he was probing the matter and necessary action will be taken in case of discrepancies.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

The school’s in-charge headmaster Jaiprakash Yadav told PTI that the incident occurred on Friday. Yadav said he was locked in a room by the students and was released after he assured them of action.

A video of the Durjanpur school incident surfaced on social media on Friday purportedly showing all the teachers, including the headmaster, locked up by the students in a room of the school, Mishra said.

In the video, Dheeraj, a student of class 8, could be heard saying that no student has received the money in lieu of mid-day meal during the Covid period. The matter was informed to the headmaster on several occasions, but no action was taken, the student alleged in the video.

Headmaster Yadav could also be heard in the video that all teachers have been locked up because the money was not deposited in the bank accounts of their parents.

SHO of Revati police station Harendra Singh said that he has not received any information from the school regarding the incident. (PTI)