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Rapper KR$NA says this year’s IPL anthem is ‘plagiarised’ from his 2017 song

The IPL launched its theme song named 'Aayenge Hum Waapas' Sunday. It has over 1.3 lakh views on YouTube and more than 3.6 lakh views on Twitter.
The sun sets behind the Olympic rings installation at Odaiba Marine Park on March 18, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan | Photographer: Clive Rose/Getty Images AsiaPac | Bloomberg

Tokyo Olympics 2021 will take place ‘with or without’ Covid, says IOC top executive

International Olympic Committee’s V-P John Coates said the games will start as planned on 23 July, adding that the Olympics have never been cancelled outside of world wars.
File photo of Novak Djokovic | Twitter

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball

During his fourth-round match, Djokovic angrily smacked a ball behind him which flew right at the line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court and reached for her neck.
An IPL match (Representational Image) | Bloomberg

Chennai Super Kings to take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in opening match of IPL

The upcoming 53-day edition is by far the longest in the history of the league which was delayed after 13 personnel of the Chennai Super Kings camp tested positive for covid.

My attitude won’t change, no matter how much I wanted to go, says Messi on Barcelona

Lionel Messi Friday announced he was not leaving Barcelona after the club said his transfer would cost him 700 million euros. Messi said he had been looking to leave for a year.

‘Impossible’ $825 million release clause keeps Messi at Barcelona

Rumours had circulated that Messi would reunite with his former manager Pep Guardiola in the English Premier League for Manchester City.
Harbhajan Singh | Photo: Twitter | @harbhajan_singh

After Suresh Raina, now Harbhajan Singh pulls out of IPL citing personal reasons

The cricketer said Chennai Super Kings team management was informed about his decision and requested everyone to respect his privacy.

India’s Sumit Nagal loses to Dominic Thiem in straight sets, exits US Open

Nagal lost 3-6 3-6 2-6 to the second-seeded Austrian Thiem, who celebrated his 27th birthday with a commanding performance at the Arthur Ashe stadium Thursday.
File photo of Deepak Punia | Twitter @SportsgramIndia

Deepak Punia, 2 other wrestlers, test positive for Covid-19

Olympics-bound Punia, Navin, and Krishan are all part of a national camp at the SAI Centre in Sonepat.
File photo of BCCI headquarters in Mumbai

BCCI contingent member, in Dubai to oversee IPL, tests Covid positive

The development comes after 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, including two players, tested positive for the dreaded virus last week.

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Dear Pakistanis, don’t get swayed by Nawaz Sharif. Think of all I do for PM Imran Khan

Truth be told, Nawaz Sharif has always been jealous of the Pakistani Army, for he is the only leader who saw our political potential in Kargil, or during the 1999 coup.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?