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Indian cricket team players celebrate their victory during the day 4 of second India-South Africa cricket test match in Pune, on 13 October | Photo: PTI

India blow away South Africa by an innings & 137 runs in Pune, register record series win

All bowlers chip in with wickets as South Africa fold for 189 after following-on. Virat Kohli’s India set world record with 11th successive home series win.
Team India during a practice match at the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Indians who no longer care about ‘khooni jung’ on news channels can say Salaam to Cricket

News channels continue to bowl bouncers at the opposition, ignoring the latest data showing a further fall in GDP and higher unemployment rates.
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.
Dawood's connection with the offence came to light during investigation, following which he was shown as wanted accused | Anit Ghosh/Twitter

Hansie Cronje’s ties with Indian bookies and a Mercedes that ‘Dawood Ibrahim’ gifted Azhar

In June 2000, Hansie Cronje released a shocker: Mohammad Azharuddin had introduced him to a bookie who offered him money to throw a 1996 Test match.
Indian cricket team

England had shown in India how it’s done – visitors need more tour games to succeed abroad

It’s a modern truism that major test teams win handsomely at home and lose equally badly when they tour overseas.

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.