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Anti-banner during India-Sri Lanka match

BCCI writes to ICC after anti-India banners fly above Leeds during India-Sri Lanka match

A plane with a banner Justice for Kashmir attached to its tail was seen flying over the Leeds cricket ground during India vs Sri Lanka match.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

This is Imran Khan’s 5-Tweet advice to Pakistan to beat India today

Imran Khan says focus on mental strength, use specialist bowlers & batsmen & fight till the last ball even if India are favourites.
India-Pakistan

Is India-Pakistan World Cup match hype all about emotions since Kohli’s team is superior?

Following the Pulwama attack, Indian cricket fans had urged the BCCI to boycott Pakistan and Sunday’s match in the men’s World Cup tournament.

M.S. Dhoni gloves row: Should sportspersons be allowed to flaunt military symbols on field?

The BCCI has asked the ICC to approve Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni’s cricketing gloves with the Army’s ‘Balidaan’ insignia inscribed on them.
Jaspreet Bumrah and Virat Kohli. | ANI Photos

Jasprit Bumrah is even more valuable to Indian cricket right now than Virat Kohli

If Virat Kohli doesn’t bat, someone will put runs on the board. But a bowling lineup minus Jasprit Bumrah, and the picture changes dramatically.
M.S Dhoni on the field. | ANI Photos

Dhoni’s gloves with Indian Army’s Special Forces’ ‘Balidan’ patch bowl over social media

Dhoni's gloves, in the cricket World Cup match against South Africa, had the Balidan, the regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces.
Team India during a practice match at the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Why India need to lose the toss but beat South Africa in their World Cup opener

Both times India have won the World Cup, they’ve lost the opening toss but won the match — against West Indies in 1983 and Bangladesh in 2011.
Gautam Gambhir

Left-hander turns right: Gautam Gambhir pads up for BJP weeks before Lok Sabha elections

From joining the war cry against Pakistan to attacking Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Gautam Gambhir had long made known which way the wind was blowing.

On Camera

Yogi Adityanath said ‘gunda raj’ over and people bought it. But UP crime still the worst

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s brazen touting of encounter killings has gained popular support, but has failed to curb crime on the ground in Uttar Pradesh.
Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.

Defence

Pangong lake area and its eight fingers marked out, near LAC | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Twitter

Indian and Chinese troops begin disengagement in Ladakh, Army to remain very cautious

The Indian Army will carry out a verification process in a 72-hour window to ensure China's PLA soldiers have adhered to the agreement arrived at the Corps Commander-level meetings.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.