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Australia win record 5th Women’s T20 World Cup as India collapse under pressure

India, in their maiden ICC Women's T20 World Cup final, were bundled out for 99 while chasing a challenging target of 185 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Wasim Jaffer, all-time top run-scorer in domestic cricket & former India opener, retires

Jaffer finishes his career as the only batsman to score over 12,000 Ranji Trophy runs, to go with nearly 2,000 runs in 31 Test matches.

Kashmir gears up to host first-ever Winter Games amid coronavirus scare

The four-day event, which will be held in Gulmarg, a popular skiing destination, will be inaugurated by Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Saturday.

India make Women’s T20 World Cup final, but ICC faces backlash for lack of reserve day

England were knocked out of the first semi-final in Sydney without a ball being bowled due to rain, as India had topped their qualifying pool.

Indian archery team withdraws from Asia Cup in Bangkok as coronavirus fears grow

This would have been India's first international competition since their return from a five-month suspension.

East India Company brought cricket to India. ‘Slow poison’ said student protesters

English sports began to surpass Indian games in popularity, such as local forms of wrestling. Other games as 'Kabaddi' were organised like English sports.

India pulls out of shooting world cup in Cyprus citing coronavirus threat

The tournament will be held from 4- 13 March. Cyprus does not have any confirmed cases of coronavirus yet but suspected patients are being quarantined.

‘I am as good as the buffaloes’ — India’s ‘Usain Bolt’ says he runs only for Kambala

Kambala sensation Srinivasa Gowda became an overnight star on social media after being compared to Usain Bolt. But the comparison didn’t sit well for him.

Travelling with Leander Paes — the locker room mood, glamour and music, but routine is king

Music from Paes’ speaker has mellowed from hip hop to easy jazz but he stays a creature of routine with persistent focus on ‘deliberate perfect practice’ as he prepares to shift from being on court to building next generation of athletes.

The new Dalmiya at Eden Gardens — Azhar fan, astrology believer & in cricket ‘by chance’

New CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya has big shoes to fill — not just his father Jagmohan Dalmiya’s but also Sourav Ganguly’s. Now the hope is he’ll be every bit a visionary.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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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