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  • Red Bull's Verstappen wins F1's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
    Silverstone, August 9 (IANS): Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to clinch a race in 2020, as the Red Bull racer won the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix ahead of the Mercedes pairing of Lewis Hamilton and pole sitter Valtteri Bottas afte
  • Solksjaer provides update on defender Jones' knee injury
    Manchester, August 9 (IANS): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that defender Phil Jones will continue his recuperation process from a knee injury which has kept him out since football resumed after the lockdown period. Although named in a 3
  • Former Indian footballer Manitombi Singh passes away
    Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS): Former Indian footballer Laishram Manitombi Singh passed away on Sunday. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoled the death of Manitombi. He was a member of the Indian squad that triumphed the LG Cup at the Ho Chi Minh City in Vie
  • Adidas, Puma look to fight it out for Team India kit sponsorship
    New Delhi, August 9 (IANS): Sports apparel companies Adidas and Puma are set for a head on battle to gain the rights to become Team India's next kit sponsors as Nike's 14-year deal with the 'Men in Blue' comes to an end in September 2020. "A
  • Heather Knight
    Pretty gutted: Knight on women's WC postponement
    London, August 9 (IANS): England captain Heather Knight said that she was "gutted" that the 2021 Women's World Cup in New Zealand has been postponed by a year and hopes it doesn't turn out to be an excuse for boards to put women's cricket on t
  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea
    Messi helps Barca sink Napoli to reach last eight
    BARCELONA, August 9 (Reuters): A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli on Saturday for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the club into the Champions League quarter-finals for the 13th consecutive season where they face Bayern Munich.
  • FILE PHOTO: Gold medalist Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto on the podium REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari/File photo
    Kenya's Kipruto tests positive for coronavirus, out of Monaco meet
    (Reuters): Kenya's Olympic and world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the season-opening Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday, the 25-year-old has confirmed. Kipruto, whose pers
  • Internacional's Renzo Saravia shoots at goal, following the resumption of play behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer
    Guerrero gives Inter 1-0 win over Coritiba
    CURITIBA, August 9 (Reuters): A Paolo Guerrero goal after 72 minutes gave Internacional a 1-0 win away at Coritiba on Saturday and the perfect start to their 2020 Serie A campaign. Peruvian Guerrero was Internacional's top goalscorer last season and he
  • FILE PHOTO: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Michael Dalder
    Lampard hopes to bolster Chelsea squad after Champions League exit
    (Reuters): Chelsea manager Frank Lampard described the rebuild of his team as a work in progress after they crashed out of the Champions League last-16 following a 7-1 aggregate defeat by Germany's Bayern Munich. Chelsea's record scorer Lampard enjo
  • FILE PHOTO: Juventus' Andrea Pirlo before the match Reuters / Dylan Martinez/File Photo
    Juventus hand Pirlo his first manager's role
    (Reuters): Serie A champions Juventus stunned Italian football on Saturday by naming World Cup-winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo as manager on a two-year contract even though their former player has no previous experience in the role. Pirlo, 41, was promoted to th
  • FILE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the U.S. during the match against China's Qiang Wang REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
    Serena turned into bit of a recluse during COVID-19
    (Reuters): Serena Williams said on Saturday the COVID-19 outbreak has not only given her a much needed stretch of downtime with her family, it has also turned her into a bit of a "neurotic" and "a recluse" given her past health scares. T
  • Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 11th tee box during the third round of the 2020 PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
    Misfiring Woods unable to make a move at PGA Championship
    SAN FRANCISCO, August 9 (Reuters): Tiger Woods entered the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday knowing he needed something special to get himself into contention but instead misfired off the tee, struggled on the greens early and failed to generate
  • England's Chris Woakes celebrates winning the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Lee Smith/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
    Cricket: Woakes and Buttler propel England to unlikely win over Pakistan
    MANCHESTER, England, August 9 (Reuters): A magnificent partnership between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler helped propel England to an unlikely three-wicket victory over Pakistan in a topsy-turvy first test at Old Trafford on Saturday. Woakes joined Buttler at
  • Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their fourth goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Michael Dalder
    Lewandowski dazzles as Bayern crush Chelsea to reach last eight
    MUNICH, Germany, August 9 (Reuters): Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate victory and remain on course for a treble of
  • FILE PHOTO: Robin van Persie attends a news conference, after the Dutch player signed a contract with Feyenoord, in Rotterdam, Netherlands January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares/File photo
    Van Persie joins Feyenoord to see if he takes to coaching
    (Reuters): Robin van Persie said he has joined Feyenoord Rotterdam’s staff to help their forwards with their finishing - although he is not sure what his exact title is - and to see whether coaching is something he might like to pursue. "It is no


  • Every citizen must fight the Covid war: Experts
    Bengaluru, August 9 (IANS) With the government easing more restrictions under Unlock3.0 to further revive the economy since August 1, the war against the Coronavirus pandemic has to be fought by each and every citizen across the country, according to health experts, including epidemiologis
  • Experts call for vitamins, minerals rich diet to fight against Covid-19
    New Delhi, August 9 (IANS) During a session held at the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the health experts stressed the need for inclusion of vitamins and minerals in daily diet to build immunity for the battle against the COVID-19. The present pandemic
  • Blood test may point to patients at higher risk for Covid-19 death
    Washington, August 7 (IANS) Five biomarkers, medical indicators found in the blood, associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in Covid-19 patients, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Future Medicine, will help physicians better predict outcomes fo
  • Serum to produce up to 100 mn Covid vaccine doses for India, others
    New Delhi, August 7 (PTI): Serum Institute of India on Friday said it has entered into a new partnership with international vaccine alliance Gavi and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India as we
  • Maintain essential health services during COVID-19: WHO
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged member countries in the South-East Asian region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of disrupted health care services hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as an integral part of the COV


  • New education policy will boost STEM in India
    New Delhi, August 9 (IANS) With the National Education Policy 2020 recognising the need for flexibility in choosing the subjects that a student wants to study, implementation of this policy will boost science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in India, edtech startu
  • Inspired reading in the lead-up to Independence Day
    New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) Quite obviously, Independence Day - August 15 - means different things to different people. Is it tainted with pain, despair, and bloodshed due to Partition and the long drawn struggle for freedom, or is it coloured with hope and happiness - looking forward towar
  • 'China's BRI ultimate instrument of economic blackmail'
    New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) For the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), determined to shape the world in its own image without a shot being fired, the Cold War never ended 30 years ago as it aims to make China the number one global power, says a scholarly new work that traces how the party has b
  • Press enter for 'Dastan-e-Haroun'
    BY SUKANT DEEPAK  New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) Even as the film 'Peepli Live', India's official entry for the 83rd Acadmey Awards Best Foreign Film category completes a decade this month, its Delhi-based writer and director Anusha Rizvi says that the media and the system
  • 'Unlikely that Covid-19 will majorly impact India's population projections'
    BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, August 7 (IANSlife) As the world at large continues to lose people to the rising Covid-19 toll, the impact of the pandemic are exacerbated for women and girls. Restrictive social norms and global lockdowns have limited women's ability to access health


  • Artisans in Etah make 2,100kg bell for Ram temple
    Etah (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) A team of artisans at Jalesar town in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh have forged a bell weighing a whopping 2,100 kg for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya and are preparing to give it final touches before sending it to the holy town. While Dau Dayal, 50, w
  • Unlock feelings of fear or remorse during Unlock 3.0
    BY DR PAYAL SHARMA KAMATH New Delhi, August 8 (IANSlife) The coronavirus pandemic and the pandemic-induced lockdowns world-over have forced people to stay indoors - prompting a global socio-economic imbalance. This has led to adverse implications including unprecedented exodus, massive
  • 6th National Handloom Day: A digital campaign in support for Indian textiles
    New Delhi, August 7 (IANSlife) Slow fashion coupled with the resounding 'Made in India' sentiment continues to garner the support of the fashion conscious in the country, be it organisations, designers or the government. Migrant labour especially those aligned with the textile and
  • It's been a long, difficult journey: Booker longlisted author Avni Doshi
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Its been a "long and difficult" journey spread over seven years and eight drafts, says author Avni Doshi, whose novel "Burnt Sugar", about a torturous mother-daughter relationship, has been longlisted for the 50,000 pounds Booker Prize 2020 al
  • Radhika Apte: I'm not here for fame
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte says she does not want to get stuck in something convenient or be satisfied, and she is not chasing fame. "I'm not here for fame. I do like the perks sometimes, but I don't take success and failure seriously," Radhika tol