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The 14 August connection between Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman

Sachin Tendulkar scored his first Test century against England on 14 August 1990. On the same day in 1948, Don Bradman played his last Test against the same opposition.

Badminton player Sikki Reddy, physiotherapist Kiran C test positive for Covid-19

They were attending the national sports camp at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, which has now been closed down for sanitisation.

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved considering bid to be title sponsor of IPL 2020

The move would help the Haridwar-based firm access a global marketing platform, as Patanjali is focusing on exports for its Ayurveda-based FMCG products.

BCCI suspends IPL 2020 title sponsorship deal with Vivo as India-China tensions remain high

The BCCI is likely to float a tender for the new title sponsors as mandated by its constitution.

Women’s IPL very much on, plan in place also for national team camp, Sourav Ganguly says

Although BCCI president Ganguly didn't divulge any details, a source said the women's Challenger series is likely to be held between 1-10 November.

IPL to start on 19 September in UAE, final slated for 8 November, says Brijesh Patel

Patel said that the Standard Operating Procedure to combat the Covid-19 threat is being prepared and the BCCI will formally write to the Emirates Cricket Board.

WADA extends suspension of India’s dope testing lab NDTL by 6 months

WADA first suspended National Dope Testing Laboratory in August 2019 for non-conformation to international standards, and upon a second inspection found it lacking again.

IPL Governing Council to meet in a week, eyeing UAE as host this year, says Brijesh Patel

The IPL Chairman said the tournament, set to take place between September and November, has been made possible by the ICC's decision to postpone the T20 World Cup in Australia.

La Liga looks to gaming technology to cheer on Real Madrid, Barcelona during football games

Mediapro, which produces Spain’s La Liga competition for broadcasters, is using resources used by e-sports, including FIFA video games, to bring more ambience to televised matches.

Sourav Ganguly may be able to continue as BCCI president. Here’s how

The key lies in the interpretation of chapter 2/6.4 of the BCCI's constitution that talks of the 'cooling-off period'.

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

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The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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