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  • Manchester City's Eric Garcia celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
    City defender Garcia rejects contract offer amid Barca links
    MANCHESTER, August 7 (Reuters): Manchester City's 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia, a reported Barcelona transfer target, has turned down a new deal with the Premier League club, manager Pep Guardiola said on Thursday. Central defender Garcia, who wa
  • Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas with a puncture during the race Pool via REUTERS/Will Oliver
    Hamilton puts new deal on hold as Mercedes confirm Bottas
    SILVERSTONE, August 7 (Reuters): Six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he felt uncomfortable negotiating a lucrative contract extension with Mercedes during the COVID-19 pandemic as the team confirmed Valtteri Bottas was staying next year.
  • India's Saina Nehwal in action during her third round singles match against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt REUTERS/Arnd Wegmann/File Photo
    Badminton: India's elite players return to training after four months
    NEW DELHI, August 7 (Reuters): India's elite badminton players, including women's world champion Pusarla Sindhu, returned to training on Friday after a four month hiatus due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Rio Olympic silver medallist is among eight Tokyo Ol
  • Don't think NBA is sad losing Trump as viewer, says LeBron James
    Los Angeles, August 6 (IANS): Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James feels NBA community is not at all sad with respect to losing US President Donald Trump as a viewer. Trump had earlier stated that watching basketball players take a knee during national anthem in
  • FILE PHOTO: A Vivo logo is seen at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China. (Reuters File Photo))
    Vivo pulls 2020 IPL sponsorship amid China backlash
    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, August 6 (Reuters): China's Vivo will not be the title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India. Smartphone mak
  • FILE PHOTO: Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo
    Inter sign Sanchez from Man Utd on permanent deal
    (Reuters): Serie A club Inter Milan have signed forward Alexis Sanchez on a permanent three-year deal from Manchester United, both clubs confirmed on Thursday. British media reported that United had cut their losses and terminated the Chilean's contract
  • Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying celebrates winning the women's singles final match against China's Chen Yu Fei Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers/Files
    Badminton: World No. 1 Tai plans to play on until at least 2021
    (Reuters): World number one Tai Tzu-ying says she plans to compete on the badminton circuit for at least another year, putting to rest speculation that she could retire at the end of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old said last year she would consider retirin
  • FILE PHOTO: Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his match against Spain's Rafael Nadal. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
    Nick Kyrgios says 'slim to no chance' of playing French Open
    MELBOURNE, August 6 (Reuters): Australia's Nick Kyrgios said on Thursday he is unlikely to play at the French Open due to concerns about COVID-19. Kyrgios, who on Sunday announced his withdrawal from the U.S. Open, told Australian television he pla
  • FILE PHOTO: Test tubes are pictured at the Brazilian Laboratory of Doping Control during its inauguration before the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo
    Doping: NZ researchers hail 'breakthrough' with non-targeted test
    WELLINGTON, August 6 (Reuters): Researchers at New Zealand's Otago University are hailing a "breakthrough" in the fight against drug cheats with a non-targeted test for designer steroids which they hope can be deployed in time for the 2022 Winter
  • FILE PHOTO: Bournemouth's Nathan Ake during the warm up before the match REUTERS/David Klein
    Man City sign Bournemouth defender Ake
    (Reuters): Manchester City have signed defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported City paid Bournemouth 40 million
  • Boats tow the giant Olympic rings, which are being temporarily removed for maintenance, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
    Tokyo Bay Olympic rings temporarily removed
    Tokyo, August 6 (IANS): The Olympic ring monument in the Tokyo Bay area has been temporarily removed as it set to undergo safety inspections and maintenance following the postponement of the showpiece event. According to Kyodo News, the rings will be placed back
  • Pakistan's Babar Azam in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Lee Smith/Pool
    Pakistan's Babar punishes sloppy England in first test
    MANCHESTER, England, August 6 (Reuters): Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shorted first day of the first test against England on 139 for two at a gloomy and wet Old Trafford on Wednesday. Babar (69 not out) showed a
  • A rescue helicopter is seen on the site where Dutch cyclists Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen crashed, while at the finish line on stage one of the Tour de Pologne in Katowice, Poland August 5, 2020. Grzegorz Celejewski/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
    Jakobsen in coma after collision during Tour of Poland
    WARSAW, August 6 (Reuters): Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has been put in a medically-induced coma after crashing at the finish line on stage one of the Tour of Poland following a collision with compatriot Dylan Groenewegen, the country's state controlled n
  • Phased restart of training at SAI NCOEs from Oct 1, says Rijiju
    New Delhi, August 5 (IANS): Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) National Centres of Excellence (NCOE) across the country will be opened in a "phased manner" starting on October 1. In a review me
  • FILE PHOTO: Australia's Steve Smith after the match. (Reuters File Photo)
    Cool we got them back but disappointed we didn't win: Smith on 2019 Ashes
    Sydney, August 5 (IANS): Australia batsman Steve Smith feels that his team have unfinished business in England from their last Ashes tour. Australia retained the Ashes for the first time since 2001 but the series itself was a draw with the visitors losing the last


  • Blood test may point to patients at higher risk for Covid-19 death
    Washington, August 7 (IANS) Five biomarkers, medical indicators found in the blood, associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in Covid-19 patients, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Future Medicine, will help physicians better predict outcomes fo
  • Serum to produce up to 100 mn Covid vaccine doses for India, others
    New Delhi, August 7 (PTI): Serum Institute of India on Friday said it has entered into a new partnership with international vaccine alliance Gavi and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India as we
  • Maintain essential health services during COVID-19: WHO
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged member countries in the South-East Asian region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of disrupted health care services hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as an integral part of the COV
  • World Breastfeeding Week: 10 essential nutrition tips for mothers
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANSlife): For women who have recently become mothers, a healthy and nutritious diet is essential to boost lactation, just as much as its essential for a newborn to get its share of required nutrition. This makes it mandatory for the mother to consume food that will be
  • Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine
    Moscow, August 4 (IANS) The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe. On August 3, a "final medical examination" of particip


  • Press enter for 'Dastan-e-Haroun'
    BY SUKANT DEEPAK  New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) Even as the film 'Peepli Live', India's official entry for the 83rd Acadmey Awards Best Foreign Film category completes a decade this month, its Delhi-based writer and director Anusha Rizvi says that the media and the system
  • 'Unlikely that Covid-19 will majorly impact India's population projections'
    BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, August 7 (IANSlife) As the world at large continues to lose people to the rising Covid-19 toll, the impact of the pandemic are exacerbated for women and girls. Restrictive social norms and global lockdowns have limited women's ability to access health
  • Brazil's court rules government must protect tribes from coronavirus
    On Wednesday, Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders died from COVID-19 aged 71 BRASILIA, August 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's government must adopt measures to stop the spread o
  • In Ayodhya, a sister looks for closure after 30 years
    Ayodhya, August 4 (IANS): Thirty years is not a small period -- to heal. But for Purnima Kothari, living in the suburbs of Kolkata, a lifetime may be too short to move on from the fact that her two brothers -- Ram and Sharad -- set off for kar seva in Ayodhya with a promise to return just
  • Growing calls to scrap 'racist' names for Australian landmarks
    Indigenous activists want places named after colonialists to revert to traditional names that have been used for 60,000 years   BRISBANE, August 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many indigenous Australians, Pat Dudgeon grew up in the shadow of a mountain range that made her f


  • 6th National Handloom Day: A digital campaign in support for Indian textiles
    New Delhi, August 7 (IANSlife) Slow fashion coupled with the resounding 'Made in India' sentiment continues to garner the support of the fashion conscious in the country, be it organisations, designers or the government. Migrant labour especially those aligned with the textile and
  • It's been a long, difficult journey: Booker longlisted author Avni Doshi
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Its been a "long and difficult" journey spread over seven years and eight drafts, says author Avni Doshi, whose novel "Burnt Sugar", about a torturous mother-daughter relationship, has been longlisted for the 50,000 pounds Booker Prize 2020 al
  • Radhika Apte: I'm not here for fame
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte says she does not want to get stuck in something convenient or be satisfied, and she is not chasing fame. "I'm not here for fame. I do like the perks sometimes, but I don't take success and failure seriously," Radhika tol
  • Big B gets a special Amul ad tribute on beating Covid
    Mumbai, Augùst 4 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has received a special tribute ad from Amul Butter after testing Covid negative and being discharged from hospital. Keeping with their tradition of creating iconic advertisements about incidents of national and global val
  • A fruitful monsoon diet!
    New Delhi, August 3 (IANSlife) Monsoon demands some extra effort to stay fit and healthy. Since our immunity takes a dip during monsoons, making us susceptible to all kinds of infections. Especially amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, it's imperative we maintain our immunity through the s