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Golfers move Delhi High Court over discrimination by Delhi Golf Club

The golfers ask Centre to revoke DGC's lease deed, take control of the club and create infrastructure conducive for creating 'medal winners'.

Delhi Golf Club caddies allege discrimination, say it’s run like a ‘private club’

Led by golfer Rashid Khan, professional caddies allege favouritism, say not given a fair chance to play within the DGC.
Hassan Ali celebrates Pakistan's three-wicket victory over Afghanistan Friday | @ICC/ Twitter

Pak Twitterati slam Indian decision to cancel talks in New York

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pak cricketers win hearts as they play against ‘arrogant’ Afghans; Hindus in Karachi too are part of Muharram.
Afghanistan cricket

Brutality of daily life can’t stop this band of Afghan brothers from spreading cricket joy

From wielding a bat in a Peshawar camp and learning tricks from YouTube, it’s been a long journey for Afghanistan’s cricketers who made their Test debut in Bengaluru.
Poster of upcoming film Veere Di Wedding | @vdwthefilm/Twitter

Veere Di Wedding is banned in Pakistan, while Afghan bowler Rashid Khan packs a punch

Despite being removed for life from politics, Nawaz Sharif’s PML(N) is slated to return to power after elections in Pakistan in July, Fatima Bhutto writes a new book and in the Maldives, police prevent voters from participating in an opposition presidential primary. Curated by Sharanya Munsi and Priyamvada Grover  Will Nawaz Sharif’s party win Pakistan’s general election? With Pakistan gearing up for general elections 2018 on 25 July, The Economist’s prediction will surely make Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz very happy, The Express Tribune says. Not only is the PML-N expected to be reelected “on the back of a strong showing in Punjab, with Shahbaz Sharif as the next prime minister, but that the ousted Nawaz Sharif “will remain influential in the party.” Certainly, instability will continue, as military favourites, Imran Khan’s PTI party is unlikely to take the possible verdict lying down. According to The Economist, “unfavourable court rulings, resurgent opposition parties and worsening relations...

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.