Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicSerena Williams

Topic: Serena Williams

Aussie cheats, ‘sexist’ tennis umpires — 7 controversies that rocked sports in 2018

From ball-tampering scandal involving Steve Smith & David Warner to Serena Williams’ outburst after US Open final, the sports world saw a lot of controversy.

China aims for the poles, and cartoonist slammed for ‘racist’ Serena Williams cartoon

Washington has decided to shut down the Palestinian mission, and publisher of Bob Woodward book braces for sale rush ahead of launch.

Serena Williams is a black woman throwing a tantrum – and yes, she can be both

Serena Williams overreacted in a world already rigged against reactions by women.

Serena Williams claims ‘sexism’ in tennis & probiotics are now being called ‘useless’

Nepal to now access Chinese sea ports, and Spix's macaw go extinct in the wild.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Rohingya costs her another honour, and Iran’s threat to US

Facebook has taken down 652 pages identified as misinformation threats, and Serena Williams is highest-earning female athlete.

N. Korea will keep its nukes & open a burger joint, Serena makes her comeback in a catsuit

Trump plans to meet Kim Kardashian, even as Chinese author says you can’t underestimate him and science rues the absence of female role models in completing the circuit.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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