God bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthday

first_imgGod bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthdayMahendra Singh Dhoni was showered with loved and lots of good wishes from former players, teammates, and fans on social media on his 38th birthday.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 21:02 IST MS Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday. (Getty Images)India legend Sachin Tendulkar wished Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his 38th birthday in an interview to India Today on Sunday.Born on 7th July 1981, Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday and he celebrated it with his family, wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva, along with some of his India teammates in a party. MS Dhoni celebrated his birthday after India’s won against Sri Lanka in Headingley in the ongoing Cricket World Cup.”Many many happy returns of the day, god bless you and stay healthy, happy and fit,” said Sachin when he was asked about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s birthday.Virat Kohli also wished MS Dhoni on his birthday. Virat shared a photo with former India captain with heartfelt message.He wrote: “Happy birthday mahi bhai @mahi7781 . Very few people understand the meaning of trust and respect and I’m glad to have had the friendship I have with you for so many years. You’ve been a big brother to all of us and as I said before, you will always be my captain.”Happy birthday mahi bhai @msdhoni. Very few people understand the meaning of trust and respect and I’m glad to have had the friendship I have with you for so many years. You’ve been a big brother to all of us and as I said before, you will always be my captain pic.twitter.com/Wxsf5fvH2mVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2019Currently, MS Dhoni is representing India in his 4th World Cup and has scored 223 runs at a strike-rate of just over 90. Dhoni has attracted a lot of flak for his slow batting during the quadrennial tournament.advertisementTeam India has been in supreme form in the World Cup 2019 as they topped the group stages with seven wins and just one defeat from their nine matches to finish a point clear of Australia.India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-final in Manchester on July 9.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s batting is poetry in motion, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsAlso See:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Mahendra Singh Dhoni Nextlast_img read more

First of 33000 Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola –

Addressing journalists in Geneva, Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the Lóvua settlement was created “to improve the living conditions of refugees.”Built on about 33 km2 of land allocated by the Government of Angola, the site allows refugees to receive a plot of land to build shelters and to grow food to supplement their food rations.UNHCR and partners plan to relocate tens of thousands of Congolese refugees to the new site, which is some 100 km inland from the border with the DRC.“While the security situation in the Kasai region remains volatile, the Angolan authorities and UNHCR with partners are ready to provide protection and assistance for up to 50,000 Congolese refugees by the end of 2017 at Lóvua,” Mr. Edwards said.Some 33,000 refugees are currently in reception centres that Mr. Edwards termed “over-crowded.”The UN agency has called for financial support to assist the refugees. A humanitarian appeal for $65.5 million launched in June is only about 32 per cent funded.“Additional funding is urgently needed to continue developing infrastructure and services for refugees in Lóvua settlement,” Mr. Edwards said. read more