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  • Cricket - First Test - England v West Indies - Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium, Southampton, Britain - July 12, 2020   West Indies' Jermaine Blackwood in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   (Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS)
    Blackwood shines as West Indies close on test victory
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 12 (Reuters): Jermaine Blackwood's unbeaten fifty led West Indies to 143-4 at tea chasing 200 to beat England on a gripping final day of the first test at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday.   The visitors lost three early wicke
  • Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Romain Saiss, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Richard Heathcote/Pool via REUTERS
    Wolves outclass sluggish Everton to boost Champions League hopes
    WOLVERHAMPTON, England, July 12 (Reuters): Wolverhampton Wanderers boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with an emphatic 3-0 home win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.   Victory lifted Nuno Espirito Santo's
  • LeBron James to not wear social justice message on NBA restart
    New York, July 12 (IANS): NBA superstar LeBron James will be one of 17 players who will not be wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the season resumes in Orlando, Florida. James said that he felt doing so did not resonate with his &q
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    UFC 251 Fight Island: Kamaru Usman retains Welterweight Champion title
    Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS): UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Sunday retained his title after he defeated Jorge Masvidal via a unanimous decision at the UFC 251 Fight Island. Usman successfully defend his belt with a gritty display to earn scores of
  • Aston Villa's Trezeguet reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Tim Keeton/Pool via REUTERS
    Trezeguet double gives Villa lifeline win over Palace
    BIRMINGHAM, England, July 12 (Reuters): Aston Villa revived their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as two goals by Egyptian forward Trezeguet gave them a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.   The result lifted Villa one p
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS
    Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two
    (Reuters): Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated the Styrian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday to celebrate his 85th Formula One win and move a step closer to Michael Schumacher's record of 91 victories.   Finnish Team mate
  • Red Bull's Max Verstappen during the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Pool
    Leclerc apologises to Ferrari for collision with Vettel
    SPIELBERG, Austria, June 12 (Reuters): Charles Leclerc apologised to Ferrari and his team mate Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after causing a first-lap collision that put both drivers out of the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix.   Both cars suffered damag
  • Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. (File Photo)
    Rijiju to hold 2-day video conference with sports ministers of all states, UTs
    New Delhi, July 12 (IANS): Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will be meeting ministers in charge of the department of Youth Affairs and Sports from all states and union territories in a two-day video conference on Tuesday and Wednesday to chart out the roadma
  • England's Mark Wood celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Shai Hope, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS
    England's Archer, Wood strike as Windies reach 35-3 at lunch
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 12 (Reuters): England pace bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood claimed three early wickets on the final day as the West Indies made a shaky start chasing 200 to win the first test at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday.   The visitors
  • Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo
    Barca's Griezmann injured, likely to miss title run-in
    BARCELONA, July 12 (Reuters): Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is set to miss his side's final two La Liga games after sustaining a thigh injury during Saturday's 1-0 win over Real Valladolid.   Griezmann, who has had an underwhelming sea
  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling with the matchball after scoring a hat-trick after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill
    Sterling scores hat-trick as City hit Brighton for five
    BRIGHTON, England, July 12 (Reuters): Raheem Sterling struck a hat-trick as Manchester City crushed Brighton 5-0 at the AmEx Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.   Second-placed City had lost their previous three away games but never looked li
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Pool
    Hamilton's pole lap was out of this world, says Mercedes boss
    (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton's sensational Styrian Grand Prix pole position lap was hailed by Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff on Saturday as something out of this world.   The six times Formula One world champion was 1.2 seconds faster than his close
  • Sassuolo's Francesco Caputo scores their second goal, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
    Sassuolo send second-placed Lazio to third successive defeat
    ROME, July 12 (Reuters): Second-placed Lazio slumped to a third successive defeat in the Serie A title race when they were beaten 2-1 at home by midtable Sassuolo in stifling heat at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.   Halftime substitute Francesco C
  • England's Joe Denly in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS
    England's Denly not good enough, says Vaughan
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 12 (Reuters): England should look beyond Joe Denly but retain Zak Crawley when regular skipper Joe Root returns for the second test against the West Indies, former captain Michael Vaughan has said.   Denly managed 18 and 2
  • Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
    How to avoid handballs? Cut off players' arms, says Gasperini
    TURIN, Italy, July 12 (Reuters): The only way for players to avoid giving away penalties for handball under current rules is to cut off their arms, angry Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said after his team drew 2-2 at Juventus.   Gasperini saw h

HEALTH

  • Russia 1st nation to finish human trials for Covid-19 vaccine
    Moscow, July 12 (IANS) Russia has become the first nation to complete clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine on humans, and the results have proven the medication's effectiveness, the media reported on Sunday.   Chief researcher Elena Smolyarchuk, who heads the Center for Clini
  • Limit video meets to 30 minutes to avoid brain fatigue: Microsoft
    New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Do remote work and video meetings actually tax our brain more than in-person work? According to Microsoft, due to high levels of sustained concentration, the brain fatigue begins to set in 30-40 minutes into a video meeting.   Moreover, those who work f
  • Strokes linked to Covid-19 more severe with higher mortality: Study
    New York, July 11 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found that acute ischemic stroke (AIS) linked to Covid-19 are more severe, lead to worse functional outcomes and are associated with higher mortality.   For the study, published in Stroke: Journal of the American
  • Biocon secures approval to use drug on coronavirus patients
    July 11 (Reuters) - India's Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said in a statement on Saturday.   The drug, whic
  • High blood sugar ups Covid-19 death risk: Study
    Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Covid-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are at an increased risk of severe complications and more than twice as likely to face death, warn researchers.   Previous studies have established that hyperglycaemia (abnormally high blood sugar) is ass

FEATURED NEWS

  • Digital play with Indian business models
    BY TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE IANS | July 12 The last decade has seen rapid digitisation. However, the last three months have seen the pace of digitisation accelerate rapidly. Even as the world adjusts to a new normal, the ability to leverage digitisation to improve, create and innovate busi
  • How New Delhi tamed China
    BY LT GEN CHERISH MATHSON  New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A resolute, unruffled leadership and India's multi-pronged, hard stance, from the borders to financial markets, has forced China to tone down its aggression it had initiated since early May 2020. While India's military
  • World Population Day: Bringing back the 'choice, voice debate' on family planning during COVID-19
    New Delhi, July 11 (IANSlife) Family planning is central to gender equality and womens empowerment, and it is a key factor in reducing poverty. Millions of girls and women in India can transform their lives if needs for family planning - to delay, space and limit the number of children tha
  • It's 'Vocal for Local' in Rajasthan on Raksha Bandhan this year
    Jaipur, July 9 (IANS) The 'Raksha Bandhan' festival this year will be celebrated with local flavour in Rajasthan, as many organisations in the state are following the Prime Minister's call for 'Vocal for Local'.   They have started making handmade 'rakhis
  • PM Modi's visit to his village Nimo, comforts 1962 war veteran
    Nimo/Leh, July 9 (IANS) In a quaint little village with tall poplars swinging gently in the summer bloom against the bare lofty mountains, 1962 war veteran Tsering Tashi giggles with exuberance over the thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his village just a week ago.  

LIFE AND STYLE

  • Habits you need to teach your child in a COVID-19 world
    New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) The fight against COVID-19 continues to take place all over the world. With most of us homebound owing to the home-sheltering and social restrictions, we have been able to spend quality time with the family.   For those with young children, managing
  • WHO launches initiative to help 1.3bn people quit smoking
    Geneva, July 11 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion global tobacco-users quit the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the
  • Tahira Kashyap completes her fourth book during lockdown
    Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has completed her fourth book, "The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman", during the coronavirus lockdown.   "I've finally finished writing 'The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman' and it's
  • Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health
    London, July 10 (IANS) People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active, according to a study.   Lack of physical activity and exe
  • Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis pu