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Indian women's team during their match against Australia in Mackay, on 26 September 2021

Indian women’s cricket team ends Australia’s 26-match win streak, series finishes 1-2

India beat hosts Australia by 2 wickets by chasing down target of 265, the team's highest successful chase ever, in the final over of the third ODI.
New Zealand pulled out of the ODI and T20 series against Pakistan shortly before the start of the first match on 17 September 2021 | Twitter/@TheRealPCB

Device used to send threat to New Zealand cricket team belonged to India, claims Pakistan

Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry alleged that a fake ID was used & the threat was sent from Maharashtra, adding the device had 13 other IDs, nearly all of which were Indian names.

IPL match between DC & SRH to go ahead despite bowler T Natarajan testing positive for Covid

The Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm pacer is currently asymptomatic and his six close contacts have been isolated, according to a BCCI release.
IPL 2021 trophy | Twitter/@IPL

Taliban bans IPL broadcast in Afghanistan over presence of ‘female spectators’

Ever since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the international sporting community has been concerned about the fundamentalist group’s position on women participating in sports.
The IPL trophy (Representational Image) | IPLT20.com

IPL set to kick off, all eyes on 15 Men in Blue picked for T20 World Cup

The second phase of the IPL’s 14th edition will commence with Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at Dubai Sunday.
Cricketer Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli to step down as India’s T20 team captain after World Cup

Kohli said he gave his everything to the team during his time as T20 captain and now felt the need to give himself space to be 'fully ready' to lead the Indian Test and ODI teams.
BCCI chief and former India captain Sourav Ganguly | File photo: ANI

Indians refused to play due to Covid fear, Shastri didn’t seek OK for book launch: Ganguly

BCCI chief Ganguly tells The Telegraph neither can players be blamed for worrying after physio tested positive, nor head coach Ravi Shastri for attending his own book’s launch.
US Open women's singles champion Emma Raducanu (left) and runner-up Leylah Fernandez with their respective trophies | Photo: Twitter | @USOpen

Emma Raducanu & Leylah Fernandez — 2 teenagers who drew on mixed heritage to wow at US Open

UK’s Raducanu beat Canada’s giant-slaying Fernandez in the final, becoming the first qualifier in men’s or women’s singles to win a grand slam in the Open Era of tennis.
Screengrab of Dazzle the dog invading the pitch during a women's domestic T20 match in Ireland | Twitter | @IrishWomensCric

Dazzle the dog has its day: ICC gives pitch-invading canine in Ireland a special award

Ireland women’s team handle had tweeted a video of Dazzle the dog’s pitch invasion. The canine fielded the ball from an overthrow, and handed it over to the non-striker.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Indian contingent of the 2020 Summer Paralympics, in New Delhi on 9 September 2021 | PTI

‘I get motivation, inspiration from you all’: Modi to India’s Tokyo Paralympics contingent

The PM also said that India’s celebrated para athletes have a 'lot more to offer' to the country and urged them to play a role outside the sports arena to bring about a change.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a meeting with World Bank Group chief David Malpass in Washington D.C on 15 October 2021 | Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Climate financing still area of worry, says Sitharaman, flags questions on $100 bn pledge

The remarks came ahead of the upcoming COP-26 Summit to be held in UK. Leaders of nearly 200 countries will gather at the summit in Glasgow to discuss climate action.

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Two mo​​re soldiers including JCO killed in J&K’s Poonch, toll rises to 9 for the week

The soldiers were killed in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation at the Surankote forest, Thanamandi in Rajouri & Mendhar in Poonch.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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