Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Soccer

How Europe’s biggest football leagues are witnessing a revolution

The richest clubs are making a play to entrench themselves at the top, PE investors are trying to buy distressed assets and lucrative media rights deals are coming apart at the seams.

English soccer clubs face $1.3 billion hit from coronavirus shutdown

Empty stadiums and lingering safety fears, coupled with three months of no live soccer is expected to weigh heavily on the revenues of football clubs this year.

Iran’s ‘blue girl’ soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

Sahar Khodayari, who came to be known as the “blue girl” for the colours of Esteghlal F.C., was on trial for trying to enter a soccer match.

Facebook wins deal to broadcast premier Spanish league soccer in India

In 2017, Facebook bid $600 million to stream Indian cricket but Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc acquired the deal instead. 

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.