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  • Shikhar Dhawan, Sri Lanka vs India, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara

    Galle Test Day 1: Dhawan's 190 drives India to 282/2 at Tea

    India’s Cavalier opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant 190 runs as India reached 282/2 at Tea on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. Dhawan departed just before tea, slamming 31 boundaries in his illustrious 168-ball knock. Sri Lankan Nuwan Pradeep dismissed Dhawan in the 55th over. It was Pradeep’s second wicket as he earlier took the scalp of Abhinav Mukund (12) in the eighth over. At Tea, Cheteshwar Pujara (75) and captain Virat

    Sports | July 26, 2017
  • book review

    What World War-I can still teach us

    Title: Too Important for the Generals - How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War; Author: Allan Mallinson; Publisher: Bantam Press/Penguin Random House; Pages: 400; Price: Rs599 At a time when it seems necessary to exalt the armed forces and embody in them -- and their equipment -- the spirit of nationalism, seek to insulate them from any "criticism" and consider them a solution for all problems, are we doing ourselves -- or even them -- any good? The

    Books & Education | July 26, 2017
  • Captain Amarinder Singh

    Capt Amarinder bids tearful adieu to his mother

    Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lit the pyre to bid a tearful adieu to his mother, Rajmata Mohinder Kaur (96) - who passed away in her Patiala home on Monday evening - at Shahi Smadhan for the royal matriarch’s cremation. Captain Amarinder was joined by brother Malwinder Singh and son Raninder Singh in lighting the pyre at Smadhan - the family’s ancestor cremation ground. Besides the immediate family, Captain Amarinder’s brothers-in-law, former Union Minister Kanwar Natwar Singh and Major Kanwaljit Singh Dhillon,

    Cities | July 25, 2017
  • India, China, Sikkim, border

    Time to teach India another lesson: Chinese expert

    Amid the ongoing border row, a Chinese expert has said it was time India was taught a "second lesson" as it continues to be on an "intransigent path". John Gong, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics here, said in a commentary in the state-run Global Times: "The public's patience is running short with India's Doklam transgression.  "To such an unruly neighbour, China should reciprocate in a language India can understand.  "The famous or infamous India bravado is never backed

    India | July 25, 2017
  • Chin up, you did us proud: Tributes galore for women's team

    The title slipped out of their grasp but the Indian women's cricket team earned plaudits aplenty for its gritty World Cup campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the iconic Sachin Tendulkar leading the tributes. The Indian women's team lost by nine runs to England in a tense summit clash of the World Cup on Sunday night, finishing runners-up for the second time -- the previous being the 2005 edition. "Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity

    Sports | July 24, 2017
  • tea, Manish Nandy, editorial

    Tea and Me

    Wei, a Chinese farmer hated seeing a squalid temple on the daily walk to his field in the Fujian province. He had no money for paint or masonry. He just took a broom and cleaned it thoroughly. He did it every week and, before leaving, lit incense. One night he was told in a dream that he would be rewarded for his good work: he would find a treasure in a cave behind the temple. He was to share it with

    Opinion | July 24, 2017
  • England, cricket, women, coach Mark Robinson

    England women's team has got heart and courage, says coach

    England women's cricket team coach Mark Robinson said his side has got heart and courage as he applauded the side for winning the ICC Women's World Cup by nine runs against India here on Sunday. At Lord's, India lost by nine runs after looking good for major part of their 229-run chase. Led by seasoned campaigner Jhulan Goswami (3/23), India restricted England to 228/7. But despite Punam Raut's defiant 86 and Harmanpreet Kaur's dogged 51, India failed to hold their nerves

    Sports | July 23, 2017
  • Indian, cricket team, Mamata Banerjee

    Indian cricket team made us proud, says Mamata

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lauded the Indian women's cricket team for its efforts in the World Cup final against England, saying the girls in blue made the country proud. At Lord's in London, India lost by nine runs after looking good for major part of their 229-run chase. "Well done to the Indian women's cricket team. You tried hard and made us proud," Banerjee tweeted moments after Mithali Raj and company agonisingly finished second best. Led by seasoned campaigner

    Sports | July 23, 2017
  • India\'s women\'s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur, Narendra Modi, women\'s World Cup

    PM Modi sends out individual wishes to India's women's cricket team

    "Who is not a fan of Harmanpreet Kaur?" asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he sent out individual wishes to each and every member of the Indian women's World Cup squad ahead of their final against England. In a series of tweets from his personal handle, Modi dedicated a tweet each to the squad, which had a fairytale run at the mega-event in England. "As our women's cricket team plays the World Cup finals today, I join the 125 crore Indians in

    Sports | July 23, 2017
  • Team Jammu demands closure of LoC trade centres to check drug supply

    Accusing Pakistan of misusing the trans-LoC trade centres in Jammu and Kashmir as routes to fund terror and drug trafficking, the Team Jammu on Sunday demanded that the trade through these routes should be stopped immediately. The Team Jammu led by Zorawar Singh Jamwal that is crusading against the rising malice of drug addiction among the youth, expressed concern over the Friday's attempt of a Pakistani trucker to smuggle nearly 67 kg of narcotics worth Rs. 300 crore through the Salamabad

    Cities | July 23, 2017