Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Sports

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Pakistan sports has a new ‘unicorn’—first woman MMA fighter Anita Karim

Born in Hunza valley of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the 25-year-old MMA icon's inspiring a new generation of women to fight inside and outside the ring.

‘Fiefdoms of individuals’: Why this lawyer is waging court battle to hold sports bodies accountable

Last week, petition by Rahul Mehra led Delhi HC to order stop to financial assistance to sports bodies that don’t adhere to national code. He blames successive governments for opacity.

‘Officer and a dog:’ Delhi orders sports facilities to remain open till 10 pm

Directive comes after athletes complained they were forced to wrap up training early because of the bureaucrat and his pet.

Power ‘diluted’, ‘revenue loss’ — why HC panel flagged national table tennis body’s deal with pvt firm

The Committee of Administrators, in a plea to Delhi HC, claimed the 2015 contract was tilted in favour of the firm & causing pecuniary losses to the Table Tennis Federation of India.

How it took a Haryana village to fund journey of women’s shooting ball team to Nationals

After families of Haryana's female shooting ball team were unable to continue paying bills for the athletes, a village, an MLA and a federation stepped in.

Teach children about peace before it’s too late — T20 Cricket World Cup is a good chance

Can we rally support in South Asia and get friends and fans to raise their White Cards for peace even as they root for their favourite teams?

Hotstar’s Kaun Pravin Tambe is the kind of sports film we need. Almost a sequel to Iqbal

Devoid of the hype, press screenings and celebrity cast that other similar mainstream films boast, Shreyas Talpade's Kaun Pravin Tambe is a delight.

What does the future of sports betting look like

Global marketplace has given online sports betting software providers access to new audiences & technical advancements which have led to its popularity and improved the whole experience.

Dad stuck under Taliban rule, Afghan teen in Delhi masters powerlifting ‘to empower women at home’

Sajar, who moved to India with her family in 2013, won gold at the Delhi State Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championship on 5 March. She is now training for a national competition.

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Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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.