Wednesday, 6 July, 2022


Novak Djokovic breaks silence over Covid ‘error of judgment’, says it wasn’t deliberate

In a statement on Instagram, Djokovic admits to breaching isolation norms after testing positive for Covid last month. He calls it an 'error of judgement'.

Tata group to replace Vivo as title sponsor for 2022 IPL edition

IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the news Tuesday. BCCI secretary Jay Shah described it as a 'momentous' occasion for the cricket board and the league.

Novak Djokovic released from detention after Australian court overturns visa cancellation

Australian immigration minister could still exercise his power to push ahead with visa cancellation, despite court ruling. Djokovic has been confined to a Melbourne hotel since Thursday.

After Djokovic, Australia now probing other players who got in using same medical exemption

Unvaccinated men's world No.1 had ‘medical exemption’ from Tennis Australia, which was rejected by authorities. Home minister Karen Andrews says border force probing 2 other cases.

Bumrah, Shami star as India beat South Africa by 113 runs, register historic win in Centurion

India bowled out SA for 191 to register their first Test win at SuperSport Park, considered the hosts' bastion, to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series.

BJP’s quest for star power in Punjab leads to ex-cricketer Dinesh Mongia, once a ‘fixing-accused’

Mongia played for India in 2003 World Cup, but match-fixing allegations tainted his career. Two Congress MLAs Fateh Jung Bajwa and Balwinder Singh Laddi also join BJP.

Bowling with both hands, India-born Nivethan Radhakrishnan to play for Australia in U19 WC

Radhakrishnan is the only known ambidextrous cricketer in Australia. Before this, he was part of the IPL as a net bowler for the Delhi Capitals.

India beat Pakistan 4-3 to secure bronze in Men’s hockey in Asian Champions Trophy

It was India’s second win over Pakistan in the tournament after having beaten the same opponents 3-1 in the round-robin stages.

India ranks third among world’s biggest doping violators in WADA’s latest report

With 152 anti-doping rule violations reported in 2019, India stands behind Russia (167) and Italy (157). Russia was banned from Tokyo Olympics earlier this year.

Rafael Nadal tests positive for Covid after returning from Abu Dhabi

The tennis player is in isolation at home and says he is enduring unpleasant moments but hopes to improve 'little by little'.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.