Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicBlack Lives Matter

Topic: Black Lives Matter

De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.

What South African cricket doesn’t get about BLM movement, just like rest of sporting world

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock's refusal to 'take the knee' before the T20 World Cup match against West Indies drew usual criticsm that was more grandstanding.

Black Lives Matter, racial justice protests take centre stage at Tokyo Games

The pickup in demonstrations follows the International Olympic Committee’s decision to relax decades-old restrictions on athlete expression meant to maintain neutrality at the games.

What is ‘Juneteenth’, the day Biden has declared a new federal holiday

While signing the legislation declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday, Joe Biden said that this will be 'one of the greatest honours' he will have as the US President.

Should museums be woke? Europe’s war against ‘negativity’

Students, curators and museums in Europe and the US are digging up their own history. But national pride is coming in the way of justice.

Hardik Pandya takes a knee during IPL match to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya went down on a knee with his right arm raised to show solidarity with the movement against racism.

UK’s Covid-19 troubles & a peace deal that may have little in it for women

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Digital tool Slack is changing office realities, forcing bosses to listen to employees

Slack has been giving employees, especially in media houses, a voice and space to demand changes from bosses without the fear of management whiplash.

Michael Holding gives ‘powerful message’ on racism in cricket, Harsha Bhogle praises Sky Sports

During a broadcast on England vs West Indies Test match Wednesday, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent discussed racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Why does it feel like Trump is acting as if he wants to lose

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken fringe positions recently whether by denouncing Black Lives Matter or scorning cautious approach to easing Covid restrictions.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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