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Appu Ghar, India’s first amusement park, was all about the thrill of something new

From bumper cars to the bhoot bangla, Appu Ghar's rides may not seem like much today, but for children in the '80s, it was wonderland.

Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh, a cancer patient, tests positive for Covid

41-year-old Dingko Singh, who is battling liver cancer, tested positive on returning to Manipur from Delhi after undergoing radiation therapy.
Hima Das

This is how India’s 2018 Asian Games mixed relay silver turned into gold

India’s 4x400 relay squad’s medal was upgraded to gold after Bahraini runner Oluwakemi Adekoya tested positive for doping and was disqualified.
Neeraj Chopra

Meet India’s only truly world-class athlete, and it’s not Virat Kohli

Shekhar Gupta catches up with javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, 21, who won India its first Asian Games gold in the sport at the Jakarta games.
Indian men's Kabaddi team that finished third in the Jakarta Asian Games

Court takes over kabaddi too, appoints retired judge to pick national team

The judge was appointed an observer by the Delhi High Court after questions were raised over the Asiad selection process.
File image of wrestler, Vinesh Phogat | PTI

How does Haryana top India’s medal tallies? The answer lies in history and incentives

There has been a historical bent towards agriculture and military among people of the state, both callings that equip one with deep physical resilience.

BJP leaders’ demand for men’s rights, and fuel prices up again

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
PM Narendra Modi | PTI

The political reason behind Modi & BJP ministers praising India’s Asian Games winners

BJP hopes the Twitter applause and ad campaign will help it court India's young voters ahead of DUSU polls and 2019 elections.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Biz media supports PM on high growth rate, but Bloomberg differs

The state of the economy continues to be on top of everyone's mind, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded his government's growth achievements.
Swapna Barman celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's Heptathlon event | PTI

With 12 toes on her feet, gold-medallist Barman had no money for special training shoes

Barman comes from a humble background and has six toes on each foot, which made it doubly hard for her to find shoes for training while growing up.

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File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

How PSU’s market cap fell by 36% in 6 years under Modi govt, while stock market doubled theirs

In episode 605 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta parses numbers to highlight how public sector firms and banks lost Rs 6.9 lakh crore in value in 6 years.
Gold jewellery (Representational image) | Bloomberg

Gold sales this festival season to be India’s worst since 2008

Covid and weak economic growth are likely to push sales below last year’s 194 tons to the lowest quarterly numbers since 2008, according to a consultant at Metals Focus Ltd.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.