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1st T20I: India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) India put up a commanding display to defeat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first T20 International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. While India made 164/5 which looked within Sri Lanka's range, the bowlers led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/21) and Deepak Chahar (2/24) ensured it was too much for the host.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Gymnast Oksana quits Olympics after competing in 8th edition
Tokyo July 25 (IANS) Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, who has represented three countries across eight successive Olympics, bid farewell to the quadrennial Games after narrowly failing to qualify for the vault final. The 46-year-old had first competed in the 1992 Barcelona Games.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
1st T20I: India score 164/5 against Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Suryakumar Yadav's 50 (off 34 balls) and skipper Shikhar Dhawan's 46 (off 36 balls) helped India score 164/5 in 20 overs in the first T20 International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Covid watch: Golfers Rahm, DeChambeau withdraw after testing positive
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Top golfers Jon Rahm, the 2021 US Open champion, and Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 US Open champion, have tested positive for Covid-19 and have withdrawn from the ongoing Olympic Games.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Afghan NSA in London creates uproar in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's mainstream major political party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), leader and ousted Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's recent meeting with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib in London has evoked a political storm back home.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ramappa temple inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Paris, July 25 (IANS) The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Telangana's Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple on UNESCO's World Heritage List during its 44th session held online and chaired from Fuzhou (China), it announced on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
Oculus makes it easier to create mixed-reality apps: Report
San Francisco, July 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned Oculus has unveiled a toolkit, Passthrough API Experimental, that will make it relatively easy to "seamlessly" merge virtual reality (VR) with the real world view from Quest 2's cameras.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tokyo Insights: Mary, Sindhu & Manika shine, but why are the shooters failing
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Three women athletes -- the ageless wonder MC Mary Kom, world badminton champion PV Sindhu, and pioneer paddler Manika Batra -- kept the Indian hopes alive on what was otherwise a bad day for the Indians at the Tokyo Olympics, made worse by the men's hockey team getting hammered 7-1 by world No. 1 Australia.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl in first T20I against India
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl in the first T20 International against here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Indian opener Prithvi Shaw, who has already played Tests and ODIs, will make his T20 International debut. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy will make his international debut for India.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Lahiri feels Indian golfers have slight advantage in hot and humid Tokyo
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri clearly loved what he saw during his first outing at the East course of Kasumigaseki Country Club, where he will represent India in the men's golf competition of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
Over 665 mn homes own smart TVs globally: Report
San Francisco, July 25 (IANS) More than 665 million homes worldwide owned a Smart TV by the end of 2020 (34 per cent of global households) which is set to rise to 51 per cent by 2026 when Smart TV ownership will reach 1.1 billion homes, a new report has showed.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Olympics swimming: Tunisian Hafnaoui creates history; Australia sets world record (Overall Ld)
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia stunned the pool when he swam an event-winning time of three minutes and 43.36 seconds in the men's 400m freestyle, as the first four swimming medals of the 2021 Olympic Games were awarded Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: Australia inflict crushing 7-1 defeat on India
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) A shell-shocked India went down 1-7 to world No. 1 Australia in a Group A league match, thrashed by a team that was too strong and too dominating, at the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Kia to suspend local plant on Covid-19 infections
Seoul, July 25 (IANS) Kia Corp, South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, said on Sunday that it will suspend one of its eight domestic plants on Monday as dozens of workers at the factory were infected with Covid-19 in recent days.
2021-07-25
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
AI helping researchers improve solar data from the Sun
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Researchers are utilising artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to calibrate some of NASA's images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar research.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Polarised posts travel faster on social media: Study
New York, July 25 (IANS) On social media, posts with polarised or controversial views travel faster than the non-controversial ones, say researchers, adding that disagreement seems to spread online posts faster and further than agreement.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Mary Kom advances to next round in women's 51kg (Ld)
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's six-time world champion and London Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom started her Tokyo Olympics boxing campaign on a winning as she moved into the Round of 16 in women's flyweight (51kg) with a convincing 4-1 win on points against Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of Dominican Republic on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
From discarded mobile phones to glittering medals, Japan shows the way
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) The Japanese government had to launch a two-year nationwide campaign to collect ample recycled material for the production of 5,000 bronze, silver, and gold medals for the Tokyo Olympics, which commenced on July 23.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
MediaTek likely to launch Dimensity 1300T chipset on July 26
Taipei, July 25 (IANS) After launching Helio chipsets this month, chipmaker MediaTek is likely to launch a new Dimensity 1300T chipset, which will be aimed at mobile gaming in particular, on July 26.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Death toll rises to 15 in China warehouse fire
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) The death toll from a fire accident at a warehouse in China's Jilin rovince has increased to 15, with 25 people injured, local authorities said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Major pistol malfunction reason for Manu missing air pistol finals: Coach
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's 10m air pistol shooter, 19-year-old Manu Bhaker, had suffered a major equipment malfunction, which probably cost her a place in the finals of the event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, according to the country's pistol coach Ronal Pandit.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Afghan forces kill 81 militants in Balkh province
Kabul, July 25 (IANS) A total of 81 militants were confirmed dead as the Afghan forces, backed by helicopters and fighter planes, launched airstrikes in the northern Balkh province, an army statement released here on Sunday said.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Higher net worth at midlife means a longer life: Study
New York, July 25 (IANS) What is the connection of your net worth with a longer, healthier life? A lot, say researchers. In a first such wealth and longevity study, a team of US researchers have claimed that Americans with higher net worth at midlife tend to live longer.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp for iOS adds multi-device compatibility for beta users
San Francisco, July 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now releasing the multi-device beta program for some beta testers of the app.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Olympics boxing: MC Mary Kom wins, advances to next round in women's 51kg
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's six-time world boxing champion and London Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary Kom started her Tokyo Games campaign on a winning note as she moved into the Round of 16 in women's 51kg with a 4-1 victory on points against Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of Dominican Republic on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
3 dead, 5 injured amid monsoon rains in Philippines
Manila, July 25 (IANS) At least three people have died and five others injured in Philippines after days of intensive monsoon rains, authorities said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Typhoon In-Fa makes landfall in China
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Typhoon In-Fa made landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Sunday, packing winds of up to 38 metres per second at its centre, according to local authorities.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Olympics TT: Manika advances to 3rd round as Sathiyan bows out
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) India's Manika Batra came back from two games down to earn a sensational win over Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska in the second round of the women's singles table tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Israel, UK data show mixed signals on Pfizer's potency against Delta strain
Jerusalem, July 25 (IANS) New data from Israel and the UK is showing a contradictory picture on the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in fighting off the Delta variant, the media reported.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,International
International Criminal Court investigating war crimes by Taliban
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Taliban forces that have taken control of districts in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province have detained hundreds of residents whom they accuse of association with the government.
2021-07-25
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Olympics shooting: American Shaner bags air rifle gold as India's Panwar, Deepak disappoint
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) American marksman William Shaner won the gold medal in men's 10m air rifle with a new Olympic record score, as India's world No. 2 Divyansh Singh Panwar and world No. 9 Deepak Kumar had a dismal outing, finishing 32nd and 26th respectively in the qualification stage of the event at the Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Afghan civilian casualties drastically down last week
Kabul, July 25 (IANS) A media report has revealed that there were 117 Afghan civilian casualties in the past seven days, a drastic difference from the 433 fatalities reported the previous week amid US airstrikes on the Taliban and international calls for a reduction in violence in the war-torn country.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Olympics hockey: Need to back our skills in tie against Germany, says Rani Rampal
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian women's hockey team's Pool A clash against Germany on Monday, captain Rani Rampal said the side will take a lot of positives from the 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands on Saturday and "rectify the mistakes" in the second encounter at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Afghanistan imposes night-time curfew in 31 provinces (Ld)
Kabul, July 25 (IANS) The Afghan government announced that it has imposed a night-time curfew in 31 provinces except Kabul, Panjshir and Nangarhar, in the wake of unabated Taliban attacks across the war-torn country.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Olympics TT: Sathiyan crashes out in second round
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Indian table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran crashed out of the men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics, losing 3-4 to Hong Kong's Lam Siu Hang, ranked 95th in the world, in a second-round match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Pak bans non-vaccinated persons from domestic air travel
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Pakistan government has banned people, over the age of 18, who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 from domestic air travel, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Most populous Aus state sees slight drop in daily Covid cases
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Australia's most populous state of New South Wales on Sunday saw a slight drop in the daily Covid-19 cases with two new deaths recorded.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
NASA lander reveals Mars' deep interiors for 1st time
Washington, July 25 (IANS) NASA's Insight lander has revealed deep interiors of the Red Planet for the first time, confirming that the planet's centre is molten (Earth's outer core is molten while its inner core is solid).
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Olympics shooting: Panwar, Deepak fail to qualify for air rifle final
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Indian rifle shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar continued a disappointing run for shooters, failing to qualify for the final of the men's 10m air rifle event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
JLo, Ben Affleck make relationship official, seal it with a kiss
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Finally putting all rumours to rest, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez on her birthday has made her relationship with Hollywood star Ben Affleck official on social media.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan records 2,819 new Covid cases
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) A total of 2,819 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, raising the country's total infection tally to 1,004,694, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
M. Night Shyamalan's movie 'Old' inspired by Father's Day gift
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Indian-origin Hollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan was inspired by a present given by his daughters on Father's Day which helped in making his upcoming movie titled 'Old'.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nearly 70,000 people affected by floods in China's Shaanxi
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Nearly 70,000 people from 146 villages in Luonan county in China's Shaanxi province have been affected by floods triggered by torrential rain, authorities said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Finch ruled out of B'desh series, likely to undergo knee surgery
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 25 (IANS) Skipper Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's tour of the West Indies and their upcoming series in Bangladesh.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese city launches 2nd round of nucleic acid test
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A second round of Covid-19 nucleic acid test was launched in Nanjing city, capital of China's Jiangsu province, following a resurgence of new confirmed cases.
2021-07-25
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Olympics tennis: Defending champion Andy Murray withdraws from singles
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) Defending champion Andy Murray of Great Britain withdrew from the singles draw at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday citing a right quad injury. The 34-year-old plans to continue in the doubles draw with Joe Salisbury.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Chilean Ministers meet Sinovac executives over potential vax production site
Santiago, July 25 (IANS) Chilean Ministers have met executives from the Chinese company Sinovac over the pharmaceutical firm's plan to create a potential vaccination production site.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Idris Elba feels fortunate to be alive after Covid battle
London, July 25 (IANS) British star Idris Elba, who was one of the first celebrities to share about battling Covid-19, says he is fortunate to be alive and that every day he is thankful.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraq arrests terrorists responsible for Baghdad bombing: PM
Baghdad, July 25 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced the dismantlement of a terrorist cell linked to a recent bombing in capital Baghdad, which left dozens of people killed and wounded.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Olympics tennis: Sania-Ankita knocked out in the first round
Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina were knocked out in the first round of the women's doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports