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    2 of India's 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallists battling for life
    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravindra Pal Singh, stalwarts of India's 1980 Olympics gold-winning hockey team, are battling for their lives in hospitals after Covid-19 affected them. Kaushik is serious as the doctor has said the next 24 h
  • Mary Kom on her own as personal coach down with Covid
    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): Six-time world champion and Olympic-bound boxer MC Mary Kom won't have personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav by her side at the women's national boxing camp after he tested positive for Covid-19. The camp is supposed to start in Pune this
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    Aussies in IPL transported to Maldives, Hussey stays back
    Sydney, May 6 (IANS): Amid a raging debate over Australia's decision to ban travel from India, many players, coaches, match officials and commentators who were involved in the now postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) have been transported from India to Ma
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    Bayern aim to clinch title on 2nd attempt with help from Dortmund
    Berlin, May 6 (IANS): Borussia Dortmund can do rivals Bayern Munich a rare favour on Saturday by helping them clinch a ninth straight Bundesliga title before they take to the pitch. Dortmund host second-placed RB Leipzig a few hours before Bayern play Borussia M
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    Dhoni to head home only after CSK teammates reach home: Report
    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni will reportedly be the last person from the team to leave for home from Delhi after the indefinite postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni said that he will wait for the fore
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    Vettel hopes for more Aston Martin pace as F1 goes to Spain
    Barcelona, May 6 (IANS): While Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen continue their early-season title duel on Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix, former world champion Sebastian Vettel finally wants a decent result. Vettel has finished 15th, 15th and 13th in the firs
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    Novel initiative by AICF to help chess community hit by Covid
    Chennai, May 6 (IANS): Extending financial assistance, mobilising a panel of doctors, psychiatrist and psychologists to provide medical/emotional online consultations, 24x7 helpline for members of chess community affected by Covid-19 are the novel initiatives taken
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    BCCI to move Aus players to SL, Maldives: CA
    Sydney, May 5 (IANS): The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is looking to move Australian players involved in the postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) to Sri Lanka and Maldives before sending them home, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said on Wednesday. "
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    IPL postponement: BCCI's caravan model, laxity come under fire
    New Delhi, May 5 (IANS): The Indian cricket board has been left red-faced following the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with questions raised about the loopholes in following the bio-bubble. The BCCI which was adamant in hosting the IP
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    Mary Kom, 9 other women boxers to resume training in Pune
    Pune, May 5 (IANS): Six-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist boxer MC Mary Kom along with two other Olympic-bound pugilists -- Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) -- have been named in the elite women's national camp that will start s
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    ICC Test Rankings: Karunaratne biggest gainer, three Indians in top 10
    Dubai, May 5 (IANS): Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has moved up four spots to 11th in the latest MRF ICC Test Player Rankings for Batting, which were announced on Wednesday. The opening batsman, who scored a century (118) and a half century (66) in the ju
  • FIR filed against 2 for breach of IPL bubble in Delhi on May 2
    New Delhi, May 5 (IANS): An FIR has been filed with Delhi Police against two individuals for illegally entering Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2 in breach of bio-bubble and for the "purpose of betting".
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    Madrid Open: Thiem eases past qualifier Giron
    Madrid, May 5 (IANS): Austrian third seed Dominic Thiem needed less than an hour to brush past American qualifier Marcos Giron 6-1, 6-3, while Matteo Berrettini won against his fellow Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4. Meanwhile, world number seven Andrey Rublev ha
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    City reach maiden Champions League final with 4-1 win over PSG
    Manchester, May 5 (IANS): Manchester City qualified for their first ever Champions League final after Riyad Mahrez's double ensured a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the semi-final. Mahrez's goals either side of half-time
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    Former Aus spinner MacGill kidnapped, 4 arrested
    Sydney, May 5 (IANS): Former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and released in Sydney last month. New South Wales (NSW) Police said on Wednesday that four men have been arrested after investigation into the incident. Police said that Mac


  • No need for tests after 10 days of home isolation in mild cases: New guidelines
    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has issued revised guidelines for home isolation for patients with mild or asymptomatic symptoms. The new revised guidelines said, "Patient under home isolation will stand discharged and end isolation after at least 10 days have pas
  • Moderna's 3rd booster jab effective against Covid variants
    Washington, May 6 (IANS) A third booster shot of US pharmaceutical Moderna's Covid vaccine can rapidly increase the level of antibodies in previously inoculated people, according to data from its Phase 2 study. The Phase 2 trial showed that antibodies produced by a single 50 mg dose
  • N440K Covid variant not new, diminishing in India: CSIR
    NEW DELHI, MAY 5 (IANS): Coronavirus variant N440K is prevalent since last year in south India and it is diminishing, say scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). Various reports have emerged suspecting the role of the variant behind the surge in Covid ca
  • C-Section: Sometimes a crucial life saving birth modality
    NEW DELHI, MAY 5 (IANS): The last decade has seen the Caesarean Section rates in India jump from 300 per cent in public hospitals to 400 per cent in private hospitals. These numbers and the trending increase in Caesarean Section deliveries has forced many to assume that the procedure is
  • Air pollution linked to high BP in children, young adults
    New York, May 4 (IANS) Exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults, according to a meta-analysis of 14A studies. The findings showed that short-te


  • History of pandemics
    BY OJJUS CHAWLA IANS | May 6 As we all know, a pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across the world and created havoc. For instance, you might have heard this term when COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the WHO. Although the history of pandemics is
  • Russian scientists establish Buddhist meditative state
    Dharamsala, May 6 (IANS) In a first scientific evidence, Russian scientists have demonstrated that the body of a person in the rare spiritual meditative state of 'thukdam' is in a quite different state from the body of someone undergoing the ordinary process of death. The scient
  • In a Kashmir lockdown, home doesn't translate into a safe place: Farah Bashir
    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) When she sent a picture of brooding girl, sitting atop a shikara, to Times square, one of her editors commented that it looked too grim to be sent where it would be flashed a few thousand times its original size. Working for an international news agency in Singapore
  • 'Leopard Diaries' explores remarkable tale of 'lonely, mysterious creature'
    New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The leopard is the reigning rock star of the wildlife world. It's a species that is obscure and largely overshadowed by the tiger, especially in India, scientist, conservationist and author Sanjay Gubbi writes in "Leopard Diaries". However, it is al
  • Giant killer Mamata's tryst with three dates
    Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) May 2, 2021 is perhaps one of the three dates that Mamata Banerjee will remember all her life, not just because she became the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row by defeating the all-powerful BJP single-handedly, but because her tryst with dates