Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicWorld Cup

Topic: World Cup

To understand why Gavaskar is the greatest, recall 1987 Pakistan tour and unplayable wicket

Consider the quality of bowling that Gavaskar faced in his career — Dennis Lillee, Ian Botham, Bob Willis, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan. Then there was the West Indies.

Ex-players call for ‘radical’ changes in Pakistan hockey as team fails to qualify for World Cup

‘Big upset’, rues Pakistan Hockey Federation. Former player Samiullah Khan says the country needs people with ‘no self-interest’ to manage the sport.

Pakistani skipper Bismah Maroof’s World Cup comeback is the best gift on Women’s Day

Maroof’s courage, shattering societal myths and taboos about women, pregnancy and motherhood is being applauded in Pakistan and beyond.

Pakistanis get another ‘mauka’. After India’s World Cup loss, they say play ludo, not cricket

Comments on India’s performance also came from former Pakistani cricketers Inzamam ul Haq and Shoaib Akhtar. Inzamam said Team India was demoralised.

Meet Sheikh Rasheed – Pakistan’s interior minister, ‘cricketer’, and maker of ‘smart bombs’

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad poses as crusader of blasphemy politics, part-time interior minister and, most recently, a cricketer.

‘Nasha, paisa, underworld’ – It’s okay if you skipped TV news coverage of Aryan Khan case

TV news channels reported India-Pakistan match with drama and music band, but turned Aryan Khan-Gosavi-Wankhede coverage into a sport.

UAPA against Kashmiri students for celebrating Pakistan cricket win sign of nervous nation

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India’s distance with Pakistan and Bangladesh growing. Cricket can help

It’s high time New Delhi took a tough position on refusing to allow party politics to dictate foreign policy, especially in the neighbourhood.

India’s 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest

Yashpal, 66, was known for his gutsy attitude and his stroke-filled half century in the semifinal against England in the 1983 campaign at the Old Trafford.

In India, you have to go to war for your rights: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay

In 'Dear Me', a compilation of letters written by Indian sports stars to their younger selves, Dhanraj Pillay reflects on the battle with sports bureaucracy.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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