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  • Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their third goal with Sergi Roberto, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea
    Barca outclass Villarreal after recent disappointments
    VILA-REAL, July 6 (Reuters): Barcelona responded to a trying week by producing a scintillating display to thrash Villarreal 4-1 away on Sunday and stay alive in the Liga title race.   The Catalans had drawn their last two matches to hand more moment
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wearing a protective face mask after qualifying, as F1 resumes following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS
    Lewis Hamilton regrets being 'silenced' on taking a knee in the past
    Reuters Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton has said he was "silenced" earlier in his Formula One career over his plans to protest racism by taking a knee.   The Mercedes driver was one of 14 who knelt before Sunday's season-opening
  • Liverpool's Curtis Jones celebrates with Virgil van Dijk after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Shaun Botterill / Pool via REUTERS
    Liverpool maintain 100 percent home record with 2-0 win over Villa
    LIVERPOOL, July 6 (Reuters): Liverpool made it 17 wins out of 17 at Anfield after goals by Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones handed the champions a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday which pushed Dean Smith's side deeper into trouble. &n
  • Lionel Messi will finish career at Barca says club president
    VILA-REAL, July 6 (Reuters) - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that captain Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine no longer wishes to renew his current contract when it expires next year.
  • Bottas wins dramatic Austrian opener
    July 6 (Reuters) - Formula One came back with a bang on Sunday as Finland’s Valtteri Bottas won a dramatic Austrian season-opener for champions Mercedes in a race with only 11 finishers and no spectators.   Charles Leclerc finished a surprise secon
  • Romania's Simona Halep reacts during the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Satish Kumar Subramani/File Photo
    Romania's Halep hopes to play in Palermo next month
    (Reuters): Romanian women's world number two Simona Halep hopes to take part in next month's Palermo Open, the first WTA event to be held after the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, she said on Sunday.   "I have not yet made a c
  • Ronaldo scores from free kick, Buffon breaks record in Juve win
    TURIN, Italy, July 5 (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored from a free kick for Juventus and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made a record 648th Serie A appearance as the league leaders beat their smaller neighbours Torino 4-1 in the Derby della Mole on Satu
  • Nagaland Online Open Chess Tournament goes national
    First all-India open Tournament scheduled on July 11   Dimapur, July 4 (MExN): The 1st Nagaland All India Online Open Chess Tournament is scheduled July 11 from 5-6:30 PM. The Nagaland Chess Enthusiasts Whatsapp Group under the aegis of Nagaland
  • Lin Dan became the first badminton player to seal the sport's 'Super Grand Slam' by winning all nine of its major titles in 2011. (Reuters File Photo)
    'King' Dan bids adieu to badminton after bossing the game like no other
    Kolkata, July 4 (IANS): 'A king' is how Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei chose to describe China's two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of the 21st century who called time on his illustrious career on Saturday
  • Manchester United's Mason Greenwood in action with Bournemouth's Aaron Ramsdale, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Dave Thompson/Pool via REUTERS
    Greenwood shines as five-star Man United crush Bournemouth
    MANCHESTER, England, July 4 (Reuters): Manchester United's three-pronged attack combined to devastating effect as they crushed Bournemouth 5-2 in the Premier League on Saturday to move into the top four and stretch their unbeaten run to 16 games in all com
  • Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton wearing protective face masks during the press conference after qualifying, as F1 resumes following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Mario Renzi/Pool via REUTERS
    Bottas pips Hamilton to start F1 season on pole in Austria
    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 (Reuters): Finland's Valtteri Bottas will start the Formula One season on pole position after denying Mercedes team mate and six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton the top slot in Austria on Saturday.   The front
  • Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their third goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Regan/Pool via REUTERS
    Vardy nets 100th Premier League goal as Leicester beat Palace
    (Reuters): Jamie Vardy netted his 100th Premier League goal as Leicester City notched their first victory since the league resumed, beating Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to keep up their drive for Champions League football next season.   Leicester
  • Brighton & Hove Albion's Leandro Trossard scores their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Richard Heathcote/Pool via REUTERS
    Trossard strike seals 1-0 win for Brighton at struggling Norwich
    NORWICH, England, July 4 (Reuters): Brighton & Hove Albion beat rock-bottom Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday as Leandro Trossard's first-half goal lifted the south coast club nine points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.  
  • Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. in action during his match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
    Tiafoe tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Atlanta event
    (Reuters): Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for COVID-19 and been forced to withdraw from the All-American Team Cup exhibition tournament in Atlanta, the American said on Saturday.   Tiafoe played in the first session on Friday and beat Sam Querre
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during practice, as F1 resumes following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Austria on July 4, 2020 REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Pool
    Hamilton completes Austrian practice sweep, Latifi crashes
    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 (Reuters): Six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton completed a sweep of Austrian Grand Prix practice on Saturday, with his Mercedes team again one-two on the timesheets while Canadian rookie Nicholas Latifi crashed his Williams.


  • 'Coronavirus is airborne': Over 200 scientists write to WHO
    The World Health Organization has long held that the coronavirus is spread primarily by large respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.   New Delhi, July 6 (PTI): More than 200 scientists from 32 nations have written to the World Health Organization, saying
  • WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death
    GENEVA, July 5 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.  
  • Morning walk key to good night's sleep after heart bypass surgery
    London, July 5 (IANS) Just half an hour of morning walk can help heart bypass surgery patients get a sound sleep at night, says a study.   "Many patients have trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery," said study author Hady Atef of Cairo University, Egypt.  
  • ICMR defends timeline for coronavirus vaccine trials
    MUMBAI, July 4 (Reuters) - India's leading clinical research agency said Saturday its decision to fast-track development of a potential coronavirus vaccine was in line with international standards, after health experts raised concerns about the schedule for clinical trials.  
  • Scientists urge caution over launch of Covid vaccine by Aug 15
    'We must not compromise with the standard, the quality. We don't need to be the first to launch a drug but what we need is a Made in India vaccine that the entire world can rely on' New delhi, July 4 (PTI): India's COVID-19 vaccine programme has gained sudden traction bu


  • 30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese
    By Aarti Tikoo Singh Leh, July 6 (IANS) Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.
  • We shall prevail
    BY R. K. PACHNANDA  IANS | July 4 Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a very profound and pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we shall overcome the two "jung" of COVID-19 and China and win both battles.   Our visionary Prime
  • Chinese hand in ISI's Gilgit-Baltistan move hits separatists
    BY SUMIT KUMAR SINGH New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The controversial proposal to annex Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is to change the semi-autonomous status of the region, is being pushed by Pakistan to help China secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corri
  • 'Encouraging' data but Covid vax nowhere near us
    New York, July 3 (IANS) There are currently 18 candidate vaccines in key clinical trials globally but despite encouraging preliminary data coming from some research labs, a Covid-19 vaccine is nowhere near while new corona cases are mounting in several countries including in India. &nbs
  • BJP wants J&K to get full statehood again: Ram Madhav
    BY NAVNEET MISHRA AND KAMLESH SINGH New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) National General Secretary Ram Madhav is one of the BJP's high-profile faces. Since becoming spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 2003, he has subsequently been in the news not only in the country but also