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Euro 2020: Sassuolo’s help in the rise of Manuel Locatelli

Created the first goal with club mate Berardi and scored another as Italy make next round with easy 3-0 win against Switzerland
Italy's midfielder Manuel Locatelli celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group A football match against Switzerland at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. (AFP)
Italy's midfielder Manuel Locatelli celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group A football match against Switzerland at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati

With a successful Test debut, Sneh Rana pays homage to father

Bhagwan Singh Rana would cycle 10-12km every day to help his daughter learn cricket. He died two months ago
India's Sneh Rana appeals for wicket against England Action Images via Reuters/Rebecca Naden (Action Images via Reuters)
India's Sneh Rana appeals for wicket against England Action Images via Reuters/Rebecca Naden (Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 07:30 PM IST
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C’garh to hold public hearings on mining in coal block with 98% forest cover

The coal block abuts the Atem river, which merges into the Hasdeo river. Several seasonal streams also flow through the region that includes several protected forest blocks
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Representational image. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 02:58 PM IST
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By Jayashree Nandi, Ritesh Mishra

Measuring indoor air pollution: Why low-cost technology is critical

Heavy load of particulate matter pollution (PM) in cities is not good news in the Covid-19 era. Several peer-reviewed scientific studies have established that coronavirus may stay suspended in the atmosphere as PM provides a convenient surface for the pathogen to latch on
Research shows that indoor air pollution, which is generated from kitchen fumes and household dust, can be two to three times deadlier than outdoor pollution. (Representational Image)
Research shows that indoor air pollution, which is generated from kitchen fumes and household dust, can be two to three times deadlier than outdoor pollution. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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By SN Tripathi and Vipul Arora

How forecasters got their monsoon predictions wrong, again

Forecasters, both government and private, know that any update on the monsoon can lift or dampen public sentiments, shape economic policy, and have acknowledged gaps in forecasting
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Representational image. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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By Jayashree Nandi

India batsmen face test of New Zealand swing bowlers with Dukes ball

New Zealand’s predominantly swing bowling attack is likely to put Indian batting techniques to stern examination in the WTC final in Southampton, having shone in the England Test series win
Tim Southee (in pic), Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner (Matt Henry played in the second Test against England) collectively produced 1.64 degrees of swing against England. (AFP)
Tim Southee (in pic), Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner (Matt Henry played in the second Test against England) collectively produced 1.64 degrees of swing against England. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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By Rasesh Mandani, Mumbai

With rampant and illegal sand mining, the Yamuna can’t be rejuvenated

While MPD’s plans are bold, the health of the Yamuna, the second largest tributary of the river Ganga, will not improve unless all states take measures to stop industrial pollution, regulate mechanised sand and gravel mining, and agree to revise the interstate water-sharing agreement in 2024
Sand mining at the bank of the Yamuna. (Representational image/HT Archive)
Sand mining at the bank of the Yamuna. (Representational image/HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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UNSG Antonio Guterres is set for a second term. This time, it will be different

There is a perception that Guterres’s first term lacked the fizz his election generated in 2016. Perhaps it was on account of the SG being in firefighting mode to keep US financial cuts at bay and ensuring damage limitation
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (REUTERS)
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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By Syed Akbaruddin

Scientifically Speaking | Considering a mix and match approach to Covid vaccines

All currently available vaccines for Covid-19, with the exception of the single-dose adenovirus vector vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, were approved clinically with two doses — a prime to build and train the immune response, and a boost to jolt it into producing even more antibodies and immune cells
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Representational image. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 11:44 AM IST
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By Anirban Mahapatra

On India’s tardy progress under Stimac and a lesson from Vietnam

Results against Afghanistan and Bangladesh were the real disappointment. India managed one win against them in four games
India's Sandesh Jhingan applauds fans after the match against Afghanistan in Doha on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
India's Sandesh Jhingan applauds fans after the match against Afghanistan in Doha on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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By Bhargab Sarmah, Guwahati

Another English summer in full swing

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in Southampton from Friday.
India captain Virat Kohli. (Reuters)
India captain Virat Kohli. (Reuters)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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By Somshuvra Laha, Kolkata

An underrated ecological crisis

The United Nations (UN) defines land degradation as “the temporary or permanent lowering of the productive capacity of land”. Land degradation is hurting India. PM Modi’s focus on the issue is welcome
PM Narendra Modi at UN High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation & Drought, in New Delhi on June 14. (ANI)
PM Narendra Modi at UN High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation & Drought, in New Delhi on June 14. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 06:22 PM IST
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Preserving the spirit of chess

The chess code of honour took a knock over the weekend after Nikhil Kamath, co-founder of India’s biggest stock brokerage by volume, Zerodha, was slammed by all for cheating in a simultaneous celebrity chess event featuring Viswanathan Anand
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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TMC wants to expand beyond Bengal. But it won’t be easy

To political observers, the TMC’s announcement is ambitious as no regional party has so far been able to form government outside the state it is based in
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (HT archive)
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (HT archive)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 06:04 PM IST
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Southee-Boult swing double act awaits India batsmen in WTC final

The right-left pace pair enjoys huge success when hunting in tandem, and will test Virat Kohli’s team in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton
New Zealand's Trent Boult bowls during the second Test against England at Edgbaston on June 12. (AP)
New Zealand's Trent Boult bowls during the second Test against England at Edgbaston on June 12. (AP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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By Sanjjeev K Samyal, Mumbai

After recession, the Indian economy faces a stagflation threat

The economy is still struggling to “revive and sustain growth on a durable basis”, something which the latest Reserve Bank of India Monetary Policy Committee Resolution, on June 4, listed as a key challenge
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Representational image. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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The promise and perils of Artificial Intelligence partnerships

AI can be a force for good. It has emerged as one technology of particular importance because of its role as an accelerator, its versatility, and its wide applicability. But challenges include standards-setting, supply chain resilience, talent retention, and data policy
AI (Artificial Intelligence) concept. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
AI (Artificial Intelligence) concept. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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By Dhruva Jaishankar

Why the second wave may not hurt Narendra Modi politically

Significant sections of voters do not see the removal of Modi or the defeat of Hindutva to “save the Republic” as the primary political fault line in the country
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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Ownership patterns prevent intervention to repair monuments

Some of the sites are under the control of the Waqf Board, which is in charge of Muslim endowments, or privately owned. While ASI officials say the body is bound by jurisdictions, heritage experts argue it should not shirk the responsibility of heritage protection on account of ownership patterns
Jama Masjid in New Delhi. (HT file photo)
Jama Masjid in New Delhi. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 12:41 PM IST
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By Sadia Akhtar

Thin on preparation but India women confident

India women will play England in a Test in Bristol, starting Wednesday. The match will be followed by three ODIs and T20Is each against the same opposition
Indian women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana (L-R) at the unveiling of the team's new Test kit ahead of England Test. (PTI)
Indian women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana (L-R) at the unveiling of the team's new Test kit ahead of England Test. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh

Euro 2020: Pass masters Spain not a finished product yet

Jordi Alba, standing in as Spain captain for another stand-in captain in Sergio Busquets, found himself dribbling up the left flank near the end of the first half in Seville
Spain midfielder Daniel Olmo (L) heads the ball past Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen during the Euro 2020 Group E match at La Cartuja Stadium in Sevilla on June 14. (AFP)
Spain midfielder Daniel Olmo (L) heads the ball past Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen during the Euro 2020 Group E match at La Cartuja Stadium in Sevilla on June 14. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 02:02 PM IST
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Not perfect, but cheating can be tracked in online chess meets: GM Barua

While over-the-board contests have established supervision rules and the presence of arbiters in the tournament hall, how are participants monitored when they play remotely?
An Indian billionaire admitted to using outside
An Indian billionaire admitted to using outside "help" to inflict a shock defeat during an online charity match on June 13 over Viswanathan Anand. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata

Why southpaw Rishabh Pant holds the key to the WTC final

Rishabh Pant 2.0 version is a revelation. His wicketkeeping has improved by big strides with every match. But it’s his batting that’s thrilled like few other things in Test cricket right now
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. (BCCI)
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. (BCCI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 07:02 PM IST
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By Somshuvra Laha, Kolkata

WTC final not just about Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson: Sachin Tendulkar

For Sachin Tendulkar, New Zealand will not be favourites going into the World Test Championship final against India, simply because both teams are equally powerful and well-balanced
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar. (Action Images)
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar. (Action Images)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 06:42 PM IST
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By Sanjjeev K Samyal, Mumbai

From leadership aspirations to losing LJP, how Chirag Paswan got outmaneuvered

The way LJP split from within, and the fact that Chirag’s uncle got approval from the Lok Sabha Speaker for the change in the leadership of the parliamentary party has fuelled speculations that the young leader may have lost the plot
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan. (HT archive)
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan. (HT archive)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 06:42 PM IST
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Higher education faces structural inequality across gender, caste, region

This has an impact on the nature of enrolment, with the distribution of students among different types of colleges in a state correlated with the distribution of types of colleges in the state
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Representational image. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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By Abhishek Jha

For those with dementia, Covid’s impact has been brutal

India has 5.3 million dementia patients. According to the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), the number will grow to 7.6 million by 2030
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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For the corporate world, the hybrid approach to work poses challenges

In addition to customer behaviour, economic upheavals and extreme uncertainty, the new mode of hybrid working has changed the environment completely
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Updated on Jun 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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By Raghu Raman

Where the G7 summit failed

On vaccines and climate finance, G7 countries disappointed. The silver lining was the shared commitment to democracy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first outreach session of the G7 summit via video conferencing in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first outreach session of the G7 summit via video conferencing in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 01:49 PM IST
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By Mohan Kumar

How can India prepare for the third wave

Vaccinations apart, here are four things that must be done to reduce the impact of a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections
People shop at a market after the government eased restrictions as the number of new Covid-19 coronavirus infections dropped, in Gurgaon.(AFP)
People shop at a market after the government eased restrictions as the number of new Covid-19 coronavirus infections dropped, in Gurgaon.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 07:36 AM IST
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By Abhishek Jha, Vineet Sachdev
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