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When Hardik Pandya met Kapil Dev

  • At the inaugural HT NXT summit, the former world-cup winning captain and the explosive all-rounder delved deep into the art of being both fast bowlers and big-hitting batters.
When Hardik Pandya met Kapil Dev
When Hardik Pandya met Kapil Dev
Published on Sep 09, 2021 11:13 PM IST
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What India must do to expand higher education enrolment

To attract learners to HEIs, quality teaching is imperative. Currently, colleges and universities across the country are short on faculty. India needs 3.3 million more teachers in HEIs to improve the teacher-student ratio, from 1:28 to an ideal 1:15
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Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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ByVijoy Kant Das

55 years later, a seven-point guide to the Star Trek universe

The Original Series ran for three seasons. There have since been nine spin-off television series, a film series only fans like, another film series everyone likes, animated shows, novels, comics, very raunchy fan-fiction and a global army of enthusiasts
On the set of Star Trek: The Original Series. (Corbis via Getty Images)
On the set of Star Trek: The Original Series. (Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:45 PM IST
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A bruised Kashmir and a divided India are strategic risks

Pakistan hit the jackpot. By installing Taliban, it continues Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s strategy of leveraging a Pashtun militia to do the dirty fighting
ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed visited Kabul on Saturday. By installing Taliban, Pakistan has outmanoeuvred India and also created an ultra-hardline neighbour. (Twitter/@Channel4News)
ISI chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed visited Kabul on Saturday. By installing Taliban, Pakistan has outmanoeuvred India and also created an ultra-hardline neighbour. (Twitter/@Channel4News)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:45 PM IST
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ByRaghu Raman

When NDA opens to women

With the Supreme Court’s persistent nudging, armed forces move towards inclusion and one more barrier to gender equality falls
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Representational image. (PTI File)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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For LGBTQIA+, a step towards true equality

Identifying outdated (and incorrect) information within textbooks at all levels is a first step in creating a safe learning environment for the LGBTQIA+ community, and one of many steps towards building a truly equal society
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Representational image. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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Indian sport: The triumph, the challenge

The government has put in work to improve India’s performance. But governance structures need an overhaul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interactis with Indian athletes' contingent bound for Tokyo Olympics in July. The PM can legitimately claim that his government has done more than others in building an Olympic medal momentum. But political control over sport federations must be tackled . (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interactis with Indian athletes' contingent bound for Tokyo Olympics in July. The PM can legitimately claim that his government has done more than others in building an Olympic medal momentum. But political control over sport federations must be tackled . (PTI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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For the Taliban, why the Afghanistan of 2021 is different from 1996

For one, in the 1990s, it would have been unthinkable to have women out on the streets of Kabul and other cities to protest against the Taliban’s rule, shouting slogans against Pakistan, and taking on armed fighters who weren’t averse to firing warning shots
A member of the Taliban Fateh, a
A member of the Taliban Fateh, a "special forces" unit, patrols on a vehicle at Massoud square in Kabul. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 02:22 PM IST
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How the India women’s hockey team got fitter, faster and stronger

  • A carefully tailored programme that continued through lockdown and a top-notch recovery process helped in the jump from last in Rio to fourth in Tokyo
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
India's Sharmila Devi in action against Great Britain at Tokyo 2020(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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ByRudraneil Sengupta, , New Delhi

A community plan that led to India’s Paralympics badminton success

  • The plan produced rich rewards at the just-ended Tokyo Paralympics where India’s shuttlers won four medals on the sport’s debut.
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, , Mumbai/lucknow

Twenty years later, a fractured world

In a post-9/11 world, four geopolitical contests are playing out. In Afghanistan, all strands intersect
The return of Taliban control in Afghanistan brings all these dynamics into clearer focus (AFP)
The return of Taliban control in Afghanistan brings all these dynamics into clearer focus (AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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ByDhruva Jaishankar

The India resilience story – bowlers joining the batting party

  • With the Indian middle-order not at its best for almost two years, bowlers have been doing the heavy lifting.
The India resilience story – bowlers joining the batting party(AP)
The India resilience story – bowlers joining the batting party(AP)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 08:40 PM IST
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Why Umesh Yadav should play the fifth Test

  • His stop-start career has often been marred with inconsistency. At the Oval, the Vidarbha pacer showed a new maturity
India's Umesh Yadav in action during the fourth Test against England at The Oval.(AP)
India's Umesh Yadav in action during the fourth Test against England at The Oval.(AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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Tune out post-Tokyo festivities, reset now for Paris

  • Indian sports is the marathon runner who after the first 30 minutes knows there are more than 30 kilometres to go—time to lengthen the stride and steel yourself for the long grind ahead.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 8, 2021. The Olympic torch and cauldron are seen with Paris 2024 displayed on the big screen during the closing ceremony.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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ByAmrit Mathur

India confronts increased rain-deficiency, climate migration

Several climate crisis-related studies have said that droughts will increase in northwest and peninsular India. This will affect agricultural output and also the lives of those involved in the sector
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Representational image. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 05:22 PM IST
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The frolic, gentle, and sharp Keshav Desiraju

Keshav Desiraju, who died suddenly after a few hours’ struggle with a collapsing heart on Sunday, September 5, epitomised all that was “frolic and gentle”. Laughter came to him like a breeze on a mountain top, as did jokes at the expense of their subjects but never of taste
Keshav Desiraju. (Sourced)
Keshav Desiraju. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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The new Afghan government

The Taliban has formalised its military takeover of Afghanistan, and the de facto control it has exercised over the Afghan State since August 15, with the announcement of a new interim government
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday. The Taliban on Tuesday announced a caretaker Cabinet stacked with veterans of their harsh rule in the late 1990s and subsequent 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition and its Afghan government allies. (AP)
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday. The Taliban on Tuesday announced a caretaker Cabinet stacked with veterans of their harsh rule in the late 1990s and subsequent 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition and its Afghan government allies. (AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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Fortifying rice is scientific, cost-effective, addresses nutrition deficiencies

Food fortification refers to the process in which micronutrients are added to commonly eaten staples to enrich and enhance their nutritional value. Rice is an ideal vehicle for fortification
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Representational image. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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ByRajesh Kapur

As it forms the Afghan government, the Taliban relies on old guard, Pashtuns

Besides having many faces from the old guard of the Taliban movement, all but three of the new 33-member setup are Pashtuns, while 15 are drawn from Kandahar, the traditional stronghold of the group that has provided most of the leadership in the past
Mohammed Hasan Akhund (centre) has for long been head of the Taliban’s Rehbari Shura or leadership council, a key decision-making body, and hails from Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, the original base of the Taliban. (Sourced)
Mohammed Hasan Akhund (centre) has for long been head of the Taliban’s Rehbari Shura or leadership council, a key decision-making body, and hails from Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, the original base of the Taliban. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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Keshav Desiraju: Distinguished public servant, voice of conscience, friend

Notwithstanding his vast experience, he was perennially self-effacing. He rejected distinctions based on social status. These personal attributes were more remarkable considering that Keshav hailed from a renowned family of scholars and statesmen
Keshav Desiraju. (PIB/Wikimedia)
Keshav Desiraju. (PIB/Wikimedia)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 11:37 AM IST
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ByAkshay Mangla

With an eye on UP and U’khand polls, Oppn competes by emulating Hindutva

The AAP and the Congress are not the only ones competing with BJP in wooing what can broadly be called the “Hindu vote”. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in UP too have tweaked their outreach to appear less-pro minorities
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Representational image. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 08:59 AM IST
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Scientifically Speaking: Worrying number of Covid survivors face brain disorders

Symptoms associated with brain function that linger for months after Covid-19 include fatigue, headaches, cognitive issues such as “brain fog”, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and post-traumatic stress disorder
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Representational image. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 09:06 AM IST
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ByAnirban Mahapatra

Taliban’s new deputy intelligence chief ran suicide attack network

Taj Mir Jawad, the man named as the deputy intelligence chief in the new Taliban setup in Afghanistan, has been described by security and intelligence officials of several countries as the head of a network of suicide bombers responsible for deadly attacks on Kabul
Taliban forces stand guard in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 2. (File photo)
Taliban forces stand guard in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 2. (File photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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Jasprit Bumrah: A fast bowler from his own school

From the time he made his Test debut as a surprise pick in 2018, the bowler has spearheaded India's potent fast bowling attack, often proving the game changer overseas.
Jasprit Bumrah(Twitter)
Jasprit Bumrah(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 08:15 AM IST
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With Rohit and Shardul, another Mumbai school savours the Oval Test win

Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli made Sharadashram Vidyamandir famous; the current India duo have given Swami Vivekananda School much to rejoice.
Shardul Thakur (L) and Rohit Sharma (R)(HT Collage)
Shardul Thakur (L) and Rohit Sharma (R)(HT Collage)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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For Delhi, the India-US partnership remains the best bet

The US no more wants a China-dominated world than India does. The US sees a democratic India as its best bet for countering China’s influence in South Asia. And despite the US’s chaotic withdrawal at the expense of Afghani civilians, and the justifiable criticism that followed it, its reach will continue in South Asia and matter for India’s regional relationships, including the one with Pakistan.
If we apply the yardstick of domestic politics, technologies, or ideologies, we find that it is also not easy to pinpoint the end of American dominance. America’s democratic institutions were severely tested in the aftermath of the presidential elections but they held. (AP)
If we apply the yardstick of domestic politics, technologies, or ideologies, we find that it is also not easy to pinpoint the end of American dominance. America’s democratic institutions were severely tested in the aftermath of the presidential elections but they held. (AP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 10:40 PM IST
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ByManjari Chatterjee Miller

The future is at stake

Covid-19 has devastated education; it also affected teachers; while many tried to help students, most were out of touch with them. It may take years to compensate for the loss
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Representational image. (AP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 05:49 PM IST
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Nipah is a potential threat; step up surveillance

If the virus spreads in Kerala with inferior surveillance, it could escalate into an epidemic. Nipah, in the time of Covid, should serve as a reminder to build up health infrastructure across the nation
Health workers at Nipah virus isolation centre in Kozhikode Medical College, Tuesday. (PTI)
Health workers at Nipah virus isolation centre in Kozhikode Medical College, Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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India is grappling with increasing neurological disease burden

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2019, non-communicable and injury-related neurological disorders in India have more than doubled in the last three decades, with substantial state-level variations
: The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke, which was launched in 2010, is a step in the right direction. More national policies and programmes specifically targeting epilepsy, neuro infections, dementia and neuro-degenerative diseases need to be planned. (Shutterstock)
: The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke, which was launched in 2010, is a step in the right direction. More national policies and programmes specifically targeting epilepsy, neuro infections, dementia and neuro-degenerative diseases need to be planned. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 06:10 PM IST
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ByRajinder K Dhamija

Insulating Kashmir from Kabul

The ingredients for a new terror offensive are present. But strong security measures and political initiatives can help prevent a return to the 1990s
Kashmir lies at the intersection of the agenda of LeT, JeM and ISI. With fears raised due to India’s response to terror, the Pakistani handlers of these outfits may shift jihadi training camps to Afghanistan and keep the staging posts near the Indo-Pak border to push in militants. (AFP)
Kashmir lies at the intersection of the agenda of LeT, JeM and ISI. With fears raised due to India’s response to terror, the Pakistani handlers of these outfits may shift jihadi training camps to Afghanistan and keep the staging posts near the Indo-Pak border to push in militants. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 05:34 PM IST
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