Arun Jaitley hosted Virender Sehwag’s wedding at his house

first_imgFormer Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.Jaitley was an avid cricket lover and also worked for the betterment of the sport in the country. Various personalities from the cricket fraternity offered condolences following the demise of Arun Jaitley, who was also the former vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the president of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).Virender Sehwag paid a heartfelt tribute on social media while narrating how Jaitley helped him and many other cricketers from Delhi to play for India.Interestingly, Sehwag’s marriage with Aarti was held at the official bungalow allotted to Arun Jaitley in 2004. Jaitley had reportedly suggested to Sehwag’s father that the marriage be held at 9 Ashok Road which he was not using as his personal residence at that time.Jaitley furnished his bungalow for Sehwag’s wedding and even made arrangements for the guests. However, he himself could not attend the wedding as he was campaigning in Bangalore.Many celebrities from sports, Bollywood and political fraternity had attended the wedding. Guests had to provide their invitation card to enter the venue due to tight security.”Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life, he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level. But under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti,” tweeted Sehwag.advertisementBut under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti https://t.co/Kl4NpprR6WVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019Also Read | Sports fraternity condoles demise of Arun JaitleyAlso Read | Arun Jaitley dies at 66Also See:last_img read more

East Timor UN mission chief calls for funds in final stretch before

“This budget is neither lavish, nor imprudent,” Sergio Vieira de Mello said of the requested $65 million for the coming fiscal year. “This is a budget born of compromise between the arguments of fiscal sustainability, economic good governance and aid dependency on the one hand; and the desperate needs of East Timor and its people on the other.”Warning that UNTAET anticipated a deficit of $20 million this year “just to keep the basic operations of government running,” Mr. Vieira de Mello said support to bridge that deficit was what he was asking of the donor community for 2001-02. “Budget support is not unusual in the early days of independence,” he added. “East Timor should be no exception.” The UNTAET chief said four priorities lay ahead for the UN administration: to consolidate the secure and stable environment that presently existed; to steer East Timor through the creation of democratic institutions and successful, peaceful elections; to put in place the building blocks for the management of public finances and policy making; and to establish the framework for a sustainable and effective government administration. In other news, UNTAET reported that a UN patrol had engaged in an exchange of fire today with a small, armed group of suspected ex-militia it had encountered “well inside East Timor,” 11 kilometres south of the village of Batugade. The UN peacekeepers from Australia were conducting a routine security patrol when they came upon the suspected militia, who fired up the patrol after being instructed to stop and put down their weapons. After the UN troops returned fire, the group withdrew. No peacekeepers or East Timorese civilians were injured. The Australian contingent has deployed troops into blocking positions around the incident location and is currently tracking the group in an attempt to apprehend and disarm its members, UNTAET said, noting that its peacekeepers would respond “swiftly and robustly to any threat to security in East Timor.” read more