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Rio 2016 Olympics: IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban, says Derek Redmond

Olympic chiefs were guilty of “passing the buck” when they elected not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes for next month’s Rio Games, says former world 4×400 metres relay champion Derek Redmond. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Sunday against issuing a blanket ban despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Games sports, meaning global sporting Read More

Mahasweta Devi, voice of subaltern, rebellion

Hathighisa in Naxalbari is about 560 km from the south Kolkata nursing home where author and activist Mahasweta Devi spent her last few months. Yet, the Magsaysay award winner and Padma Vibhushan, who died on Thursday, is almost a local deity in the seat of the Naxalbari movement of the 1960s. “I was an unlettered woman when I picked up Read More

UP: At least 468 marooned people rescued from Uttar Pradesh border town by NDRFUP: At least 468 marooned people rescued from Uttar Pradesh border town by NDRF

At least 468 people marooned in the villages of Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, along the Indo-Nepal border, have been rescued by National Disaster Respnse Force teams which were rushed overnight to rescue the people affected by floods. Officials said the villages of the border town were hit by unprecedented flash floods and it submerged several villages on the intervening Read More

Latest injury setback leaves England’s Ben Stokes devastated

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is “devastated” after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan. The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England’s series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May. “Devastated about the injury especially with all the Read More

Gonzalo Higuain sets sight on Champions League title at Juventus

Joining Juventus in the most expensive transfer in Italian football history, Gonzalo Higuain is already setting his sights on a Champions League title. At his presentation Thursday, Higuain declared that Juventus’ goal this season is a treble _ winning Serie A, the Italian Cup and the Champions League. The Argentina striker says, “Clearly it’s a dream but that’s what we’ve Read More

Pakistan unaware of talks with India on SAARC summit sidelines

Pakistan on Thursday said it is unaware if there will be any talks on the table between Islamabad and New Delhi on the sidelines of seventh SAARC meeting on August 4, in wake of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visit to the country. Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, pointed that on such occasions, there are expectation of Read More

Airline employee booked on extortion charges at Indira Gandhi International Airport

An employee of Qatar Airways working at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, has been booked on charges of extortion after he was allegedly caught taking Rs 35,000 cash from a Doha-bound flyer. Officials said the incident took place late night on July 26 after CISF personnel detected the foreign airline employee taking some cash from the passenger on Read More

NGOs ropes in celebrities to fight campaign de-glamouring drug addiction using glamour

Using glamour to deglamourise drug addiction among people, especially schoolchildren, two NGOs have roped in noted celebrities like Amitabh Bachchanand Sunil Gavaskar as part of a campaign to spread the message of “getting high on life and not drugs”. The campaign launched on July 26 in Mumbai on Thursday, travelled to Delhi and apart from Bachchan and Gavaskar, enjoys support Read More

Goa CM says onshore casinos can be within 2 km of the coast

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said though ruling BJP is “ideologically” opposed to casinos, his government has to follow the law in granting permission to these entities. Conceding that he has legal constraints as head of government, Parsekar told the Legislative Assembly that law can be amended to restrict these “onshore gambling dens” within two km from coast. “The Read More

BJP asks spokespersons to speak more ‘forcefully’

BJP Jammu and Kashmir unit asked its spokespersons to speak forcefully and without any dithering against misinformation campaign launched by Opposition. “The need on part of the Spokespersons is to speak forcefully and without any dithering against misinformation campaign launched by some political parties for their partisan purposes,” a BJP Spokesman said. To review the media management of the party Read More